Sunday, December 18, 2016

Blendon Cemetery Ottawa County

Samuel Thompson 1831-1906

James Parm 1827-1905


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.





Sunday, November 27, 2016

Henry Lindemeier in Olive Cemetery

German-born Johann Heinrich Lindemeier (1834-1918).


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

3rd Michigan Infantry Men buried in Spring Lake Cemetery

Thomas Somerset and his family


Orange McClure buried with his brother Jay's family


Saturday, October 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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