Sunday, August 13, 2017

Woodlawn Cemetery Baltutat

I wonder what "their way" was?

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Woodlawn Cemetery Vanden Berg

Susan saying hello to her aunt "Tine" VandenBerg and her father Tunish VandenBerg.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Hilton Cemetery

William Johnson

Chancey and Gertrude Parmenter

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ravenna Cemetery

Herman Kusig of Company K:

And the ubiquitous GAR statue:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

McNitt Cemetery

wife of Frederick Bartels
died January 17, 1898
75 years, 4 months 19 days

Dear Mother, in earth’s
Thorny paths,
How long thy feet have
To find at last this
Peaceful rest,
Safe in the arms of God.

Frederick Bartels
died March 6, 1899

74 years 11 months 10 days

Dear Father, with a
Reverent Hand
This to thy memory given,
While one by one thy
Household band
God reunites in Heaven

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

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Oakwood Cemetery in Muskegon

Zeph Jeffers: 3-8-6, among a group of government stones

August Eckermann and his wife Florentine: 2-7-8

Himelberger: 1-10-12

George Schwegler: 2-21-8, buried with Bodendorfer

William Bodendorfer: 2-21-8

George Childs: 2-25-25

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

St. Mary's Cemetery in Muskegon

James Cavanaugh: 4-5-6

Rudolph Nagle or Neagle: 16-4

Christian Schmidt or Smith: 47-1

Friday, March 31, 2017

Evergreen Cemetery - 3rd Michigan soldiers

Henry Kingsbury:  4-4-1, small stone front left

Charles Miller: 7-10-1

Walter B. Morrison: 7-12-4

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.