About Bridgetown Cemetery

About Bridgetown Cemetery
Bridgetown Cemetery is a 501C-13 non-profit cemetery organization governed by a seven-person board of trustees, all of which must be lot owners in the cemetery.  These trustees serve without compensation and volunteer their time to the cemetery; they meet at least 4 times a year at the administration building.  Trustee meetings include overviews of the finances, updates, and suggestions about cemetery projects and the overall status of the cemetery.  Any surplus funds left over from the cemetery operation are invested in a maintenance fund used to further beautify the grounds, maintain roads, and improve the cemetery. 

Bridgetown Cemetery was established in June, 1864 as the First German Protestant Cemetery of Green Township.  From the beginning, it has served as a community cemetery, welcoming all faiths.  In 1870, the cemetery donated half an acre of land to the newly formed First German Protestant Church.  In 1871, this church finished their first building.  Today, this church is Pilgrim United Church of Christ, a cherished neighbor of our organization.  

In 1939, the cemetery purchased the Schaeperklaus farm directly to the north of the original grounds, and in 1962, the newly developed sections opened to sales.  The name was changed in 1962 to Bridgetown Cemetery, to truly focus on the community that it serves.  The cemetery today is officially a non-denominational community burial place.  In 2014, the cemetery celebrated its 150th anniversary with a celebration attended by many in the community including state legislators, township trustees, and Cheviot council members, in addition to historical society members from Green Township and Westwood.  Bridgetown Cemetery prides itself on being the last resting place of anyone from all walks of life that wish to eternally rest close to their west-side roots.

The current trustees of the Bridgetown Cemetery are:

Joe Flickinger, President
Nikolas Gemmell, Vice-President
Mary Scheidt, Secretary-Treasurer
Daniel Herzog, Trustee
Michael Flickinger, Trustee
Marsha Hon, Trustee
Ronald Scheidt, Trustee

For general office inquiries, funeral arrangements, grave lot sales, and other administrative services, please contact the office manager, Mary Scheidt at the cemetery administration office @ 513-574-0360.

For general maintenance and grounds concerns, please contact the cemetery office @ 513-574-0360.