"The very old cemetery, simply called the Old Cleveland Cemetery, is out in the middle of nowhere. Peter Creager I and his second wife, Elizabeth, are buried there with other Creager's. Peter's stone was missing and the others were difficult to read, but one clearly said Creager on it. The other headstones at the South Whitley Cemetery and Nolt Cemetery are easy to read. I was deeply moved as I stood at these graves. I realized I was walking around on the very ground my ancestors stood."
JaLeen is the author of the The Music Teacher.
Her CREAGER roots and family history inspired her writing.
See JaLeen's story of her visit to Whitley County, Indiana, her book signings, and cemetery photos.