Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Casnovia Cemetery

John W. Thompson of Co. B reorganized 3rd Michigan

Gabriel Pruden

Ira Johnson and Mortimer Bonner

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hart Cemetery

An interesting deviation from the typical GAR monument, the one that uses a solitary standing solider with a rifle. Instead, we have this small group of large cannonablls on a short square base.

So should we live that every hour
Should die as dies the natural flower

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pentwater Cemetery

It appears that the majority of the older lots in this cemetery, which is built on a series of hills,  use this unique terrace system to demarcate and preserve the many hillside grave lots.

Fruitland Cemetery

I was in Fruitland Cemetery recently looking for the grave of a former member of the 3rd Michigan Infantry and during my stroll discovered several fascinating and intriguing headstones.
Melissa Nyquist

Catherine Burns Porter


Note he is listed as "Nubian", which typically describes someone from the Sudan or southern Egypt.

Love Bonnie's "secret"

Connor - a gorgeous stone, one that you should not miss and certainly not miss the reverse side. . . 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Simms family Plainfield Cemetery

The Simms family: mother Mary (1817-1870), sons William L. (1853-1885) and Lavie J. (1848-1866) in Plainfield Cemetery, Kent County, Michigan.

It is quite likely that James W., husband of Mary and father of the two boys is buried here as well, at least according to cemetery records. He died during the civil war.



Family plot it's likley that the father James W. is buried in the open space next to his wife Mary