HILLSIDE RETREAT FARM FAMILY CEMETERY
Tacoma, Town of Masonville, on hillside beside Cummings Rd. just off C.R. 27;
Submitted by Nancy Rutenber, November 26, 2001
7 burials of Rutenber family members 1849 -1877
There were tombstones with the following inscriptions:
Wm Rutenber Jr. [illegible -Dec.] 10, 1870, Aged 66 years W R
Nancy Wife of Wm Rutenber Jr. died Jan 15 1877, Aged 74 yrs 10 mos + 9 [8?] das
Frances E., wife of Roderick Mains, died July 28, 1867, aged 33 yrs, 8 ms + 23 ds.
. . . O! for a faith that will not shrink,
. . . O! what are all my sufferings here
. . . If Lord thou count me meet
. . . With that enraptured host to appear,
. . . And worship at thy feet
. . . Give joy or grief give ease or pain
. . . Take life or friends away
. . . But let me find them all again,
. . . In that eternal day.
FEM [on footstone]
Caroline A., daughter of Thomas + Amanda M. Graham
died April 9, 1849, AE 6 mo 20 ds.
Sleep on sweet baby, God take thy rest, God called thee ... [stone broken off] C.A.G.
William A. Son of [illegible] Graham died July 17, 1857 W.A.G.
Nancy I., daughter of T & Amanda M. Graham Jr.
died July 25, 1863[8?], [?] Edln's & Sds NIG
Franklin Henry, Son of Edwin W. + Nancy C. Rutenber
died Mar 26, 1869, AE 4 Ms of [&?] 26 Ds
Franklin thou wast our treasure here.
Thou art our angel now. F.H.R. [on endstone]*
* Stanley Rutenber (Edwin's grandson) reported Frank to have been dug up and transferred to the Unadilla cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, where his parents were later buried.
(By 1985 the cemetery was deteriorated with missing and toppled gravestones.)
William Rutenber Jr. & wife Nancy Adams Rutenber;
their 5th child, daughter Frances Emily Mains;
four grandchildren, three were children of daughter Amanda Graham & the other of son Edwin W. Rutenber