I was born in north central Indiana lived there a few years them moved to Massillon, Ohio for some years then ended up in Youngstown. Up until a certain age it seems like every year we talked about Johnny Appleseed in history. Imagine how shocked I was to see this monument in Spring Grove. How the heck did I live in Cincinnati for seven years and not know he was buried here? And how did he end up in Cincinnati? Seems to me he was always cutting back and forth across the northern half of the state. Not only that, just to see the monument itself, I tend to forget these mythological figures of American folklore were living breathing historical people. John Chapman, knowing his real name makes him seem more human.
But no, when I got home and hit wikipedia I found he is buried in Fort Wayne.
That seems even more unlikely than Cincinnati. If anything I would have expected Mansfield, Lima or Massillon.
Even Cleveland where I guess he owned land.
But why a memorial here where there is no evidence he even stepped foot?