The Sayler Makeever Cemetery, sometimes referred to as Old Settlers Cemetery, in Rensselaer, Indiana is way out there. Literally.
Surrounded by cornfields and gently rolling hills, unless you notice the sign that leads down the long gravel road near Rensselaer, Indiana–you’ll probably miss it completely.
If you recall from the last article, the Makeever headstone is rather grand. It’s pretty incredible when you consider how long they lived but especially when you consider the time period in which they lived their lives! Patrick Makeever died in 1856 and his wife didn’t pass away until 1872. He lived to the ripe old age of 104–she made it to 108! I’d love to know their secret. They didn’t exactly have it easy in back then!
Images from the Sayler Makeever Cemetery in Rensselaer, Indiana
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Sayler Makeever Cemetery or Old Settlers Cemetery
750 W and 460 S
Rensselaer Indiana 47978
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