Fr. David Hoying, C.PP.S, was the keynote speaker at the dedication of an Ohio historical marker at the Carthagena Black Cemetery. The cemetery is very near St. Charles Center, the motherhouse of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Fr. David gave a brief historical account of the African-American settlement that once existed in Carthagena (Marion Township). The cemetery is all that remains. The historical marker unveiled yesterday is one of 1,600 such markers across the state, said Anthony Gibbs of the Ohio History Connection. The marker was a project of the Mercer County Ohio Genealogical Society.

Missionaries of the Precious Blood