The busiest "little" township in Indiana
Clear Creek Township
Monroe County, Indiana
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Kinser Cemeteries
(KIN1) aka Zike Cemetery
(KINS) Kinser Cemetery
Kinser (KIN1)

According to WPA records the cemetery is located
on the
East side of Bennett Lane near West section line.

The township has yet to locate this cemetery.  
Based on new information obtained in 2010 we will
attempt to locate this year (2011).  The WPA did not
record any number of field stones or names off
tombstones from this cemetery.

March 22th, 2011 > Update:  Bases on the new
information, we have been able to add more to the
mystery.  During our research we  have been finding
a few errors in the information taken from WPA files.  
The Kinser (KIN1) Cemetery we have been told
contains also Strain and Zike families.  This
information ties in with the "lost" or forgotten "Zike"
Cemetery reportedly located in Harrodsburg.  
Depending which family line you were in the name
would reflect that family.  The township is in the
process of obtain permission to photograph and
GPS plot this cemetery.

March 27th, 2011 > Update:  Verified though multiple
contacts an old cemetery which had been referred
to as "Zike Cemetery" is located in one of the
pastures on the old Kermit Curtis Farm.  Stones
were "unreadable" in 1937-39 when the WPA was
recording cemetery locations and information.  
Stones are still on the site, however deer & cattle
have knocked down the old fence and many of the
stones.  We are in the process of scheduling a day
to meet with caretakers of the property to visit the

April 4th, 2011 > Confirmed Zike Cemetery

List of "Possible" family members.
Bennett, Malinda Zike, b. Nov. 28, 1843 d. Apr. 16,
Smallwood, Alexander, b. 1864 d. unknown
Zike, Elizabeth Fountain, b. May 9, 1812 d. 1880
Zike, Jacob, III, b. Mar. 22, 1805 d. Feb. 17, 1876
Zike, Jacob, b. 1814 d. unknown
Zike, Jacob Woodard, b. Mar. 12, 1853 d. Apr. 16,
Zike, John, Sr., b. 1782 d. unknown
Zike, Josephus G., b. Mar. 10, 1862 d. Mar. 20, 1862
Zike, Mary Diana Baugh, b. Dec. 25, 1811 d. Jan. 13,
Zike, Mary E., b. Nov. 4, 1867 d. Dec. 28, 1867
Zike, Rebecca, b. Dec. 1, 1835 d. Mar. 11, 1846

Please contact the township office if you have any
additional information.

Kinser (KINS)

A second Kinser (KINS) Cemetery is located just
south of the Clear Creek Township line in Section
36.  Located on the old Kinser farm (Now Deckard)
in Lawrence County.  Please call George Deckard at
(812) 275-7155.  George is willing to give detailed
directions and welcomes all inquiries.  Most of our
inquiries lead to this cemetery.

Family Names (# of stones)
Anderson (3)
Arney (7)
Blackwell (4)
Corder (3)
Deckard (12)
Eads (3)
Gotwals (2)
Heltenberg (2)
Kinser (10)
Lane (1)
Meadows (1)
Southern (5)
Sowders (2)
Watson (5)