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.