Saturday, January 28, 2017

Ottawa Center Cemetery

Although only a small cemetery off the main road and along an old dirt road it has three former members of the Old 3rd buried in it: Hosea Tracy and his son Nathan and William Van Dyke. As you can see, Nathan and William have brand-new government markers.



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Wilbur Bement Haire Cemetery

Once called Old Georgetown Cemetery, Haire Cemetery has few burials and many of those are lost to time and the elemtns. Fortunately Wilbur Bement (1834-1891) is not among the lost.


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Georgetown Cemetery Ottawa County

1836-1914, half-brother of John N.

Stephen Lowing (1817-1891) and his son-in-law George Hubbard (1839-1893)

John Nelson Waite (1840-1922), half-brother of Isaac Wait

Alfred Tate (1842-1929), his stone is closest to the tree

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

David Gitchel in James Cemetery

David Gitchel (1837-1861) was one of the very first casualties of the regiment.

He died at Camp Blair, near Chain Bridge, just a few weeks after the 3rd Michigan arrived outside of Washington, DC. The marker is most likely a cenotaph.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Roelof Steffins in Zeeland Cemetery

Roelof Steffins (1837-1904), also known as "Ralph," is one of the many Dutch and German immigrants who fought in the 3rd Michigan Infantry.



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holand

Dutch immigrants Hendrikus "Henry" Dykema (1836-1869) and Martin Deboe (1837-1908) are buried in the soldiers' section; German immigrant Henry Koenigsberg (1826-1911) is buried nearby.

Note that Martin was discharged from the 3rd Michigan during the war and subsequently reentered the service in the 23rd Michigan Infantry.