Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Coopersville Cemetery, Coopersville, Michigan

With the exception of (William) Henry Himelberger the other men all served in the 3rd Michigan Infantry (1st organization).

Henry Himelberger 1st Michigan cavalry

Guildford D. Taylor

Charles Randallk

Charles Mead

Joseph Brown

Andrew and A. T. Duram

Monday, September 12, 2016

Glenn B. Austin in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Michigan

There is an interesting story here somewhere but sadly little information has so far come to light about the short life and violent death of Glen Austin.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Allendale Cemetery, Allendale, Michigan

With the exception of C. B. Salisbury, all the other men here were former members of the 3rd Michigan Infantry (1st organization). Note the two government stones for John Herriman, the original and it's replacement.

John Herriman

Samuel Duram

William Comstock

C. B. Salisbury of the 24th Michigan Infantry

Harley Bement

Monday, September 5, 2016

3rd Michigan Infantry soldiers buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Michigan

Edward C. Wheelock - block 75

Frank Marty - block 291

George W. Bailey - block 437

Monday, August 29, 2016

Ada Cemetery, Ada, Michigan

Rix Robinson - one of the earliest settlers of western Michigan

Robinson portrait relief (detail)

Henry Smith

Jonathan Clear

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Civil War veterans plot in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan, Michigan

There is a curious collection of a half dozen civil war veteran burials right at the first entrance off of Western Avenue (Kellogg Street in the cemetery) to Oakwood (if you're coming from town).

What makes this group of government headstones curious is this space doesn't seem to be a specially designated area just for veterans nor does it appear to be connected with any GAR post. It's just a group of unrelated (?) possibly indigent veterans.

Eugene W. Martin, Company H 7th Michigan Cavalry - KIA
J. H. Harrington, Company G, New York Infantry, regiment unknown
Joseph Helsel, Company E, 21st Michigan Infantry
SGT William K. Rockwell, Company I, 5th Michigan Cavalry - KIA
James B. Daget, Company G, 16th Michigan Infantry
Illegible name, Company A, 3rd Michigan Cavalry