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Cemetery Road Location Township Other Names, Volunteer Historian  &
Additional Comments
Status
A= Active
I=Inactive
I* Abandoned
and added notes
Faith United Methodist 900W 1500S/1600S Cass AKA German Evangelical Lutheran
and Zion United Brethren
A - need newer burials & photos
Morgan W. of intersection 1400S & 700W Cass Date established 1850
Newest study completed 26 Sep 2012
I- need additional photos
Nickel Plate Road 900 W between 1400 & 1450 N Cass Older Reading on line I- need photos
Salem Evangelical & Reformed Wanatah, Indiana Cass Borders Porter & LaPorte Counties - in Porter Co.
AKA - Salem United Church of Christ
A - updated abt 2005
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran 1500W 1500S/1600S Cass Date established 1847
Older Reading on line
A - need photos
Cowan 500N 525W Center or
Centre
Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned -
Patton 1401 Rumley, City of La Porte Centre  Sharon Snow - Liaison/Historian
Large partial burial listing on line
Walker absorbed into Patton Cemetery
A - need photos
Updated 5/31/2014
Pine Lake 1367 Pine Lake , City of La Porte Centre Updated - January 2014. Active Cemetery with office
Old City Cemetery - moved to Pine Lake
A - partially photographed
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH COLUMBARIUM City of La Porte Center Columbarian only no stones - read in 2004 A Photograph/no
Quaker Park Street in La Porte Centre Date established 1836
Current Reading on line - seeking family histories
I - photographed
Redding 600W 500N - Abandoned Centre Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned -
Replogle 300N 500W - Abandoned Centre Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned -
St. John's Lutheran Between "A" & "C" Streets - Eighth & Ninth Streets - LaPorte City, Indiana Centre Newer Reading on Line - updated in 2008 A - - need photos
St. Joseph Catholic Between "A" & "C" Streets - Eighth & Ninth Streets - LaPorte City, Indiana Centre Older Reading on line - - updated in 2008 A - - need photos
Zion-Jewish (B'Nae Zion) Enter through Patton Cemetery
Behind Patton Cemetery
Centre Older Reading on line A - need photos
Snavley 900W Clinton Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned -
Tuley S. E. Corner 900W and 800S Clinton Newer info added May 8, 2010 by
Patricia Harris
I - completed
Beatty East side on US 421, just N. of 50 N Coolspring Established 1842 -  last updated June 24, 2012
AKA Otis Lutheran Cemetery
Beatty FarmCoolspringBook Available - see publicationsI*
Cross 7235 N Johnson Road, Michigan City, IN Coolspring Current Reading on Line
Overall photo by Robb Quinn - March 2007
Cemetery on Private Property
I -completed
Day 700W 200N/300N Division Road Coolspring Date established 1854
Newest Reading - on line
I -completed
Dysard Mike Pavolka farm, Wozniak Rd - Coolspring Abandoned - no stones
Book Available - see publications
I*
Low 600W Johnson Road Coolspring Updated Feb 23, 2010
AKA - Midway Cemetery
Sharp Orchard Estates off of Wozniak Rd. Coolspring Date established 1838
New Readings done in 2003
AKA - Miller-Wolf Farm
I- completed
Apostolic Christian 900W 1800S/1900S Dewey Older Reading on line
A - need photos
Oak Grove 1125W 200S Dewey Older Reading on line
Need a reader for this cemetery
A - need photos
St. Martins of Tours 900W 1800S 1900S
(875W between 1800S & 1850S)
Dewey Older Reading on line
Photos added March 6, 2007
A - need photos
Foster 300E 900N Galena Donna Nelson - Liaison/Historian
Date established 1836
Newer readings on line - 2005
See publications for book
A - Book available on listing
Heckman Memorial 200E 1000N Galena Newest reading - 2005
Date established 1836
AKA Hesston or Heston Cemetery
See publications for book
A - photographed
& book available
Posey Chapel 1000N between 300E and 400E Galena Needs to be read but some info on line now
Feb 25, 2012- study in progress
A - photos scheduled.
St. John's Kanty 700N betw. 500E &  600E Galena Older Reading on line I  - need photos
Teeter 700N - between 425 & 500E Galena See publications for book I - study in progress & book available
Hanna 1300S 500E Hanna Newer listing on line -April 19, 2008 A- completed
Hudson Lake 700N betw. 800E & 900E Hudson Restored & Reread 2010
Newest Reading on line - completed
I - photographed
Maple Grove 1000N betw. 600E &700E Hudson Date established 1837  Older Reading on line
A - need photos
Bald Hill possibly in back yard - was where old Bald Hill School once stood Kankakee Abandoned - family histories sought
I*Abandoned -
Bowell 500E 500N Kankakee See publications for book I*Abandoned
Downing Farm 300N betw. 100E&200E Kankakee Date established 1844 reread 2001
I - Completed
Harvey Family 200N betw. 300E&400E Kankakee Abandoned - family histories sought I* Abandoned
Lambs Chapel 600N 100E Kankakee Date established 1836 - Old Reading on line A -need photos
Miller -Griffin State Rd 2 100E and 200E Kankakee Date established 1835
AKA Griffin, Decker & Kankakee
I - need photos
Rolling Prairie Hwy 20 and 400E
Rolling Prairie
Kankakee Parital Older listing on line now
Gloria Arndt - Liaison/Historian
A - study in progress
Scholl Family See Harvey Cemetery Kankakee Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned
Calvary in Greenwood Cemetery,
Michigan City
Michigan Patricia Harris - Liaison/Historian
Date established  1864
Active Cemetery with Greenwood office
A - no photos scheduled at this time
Greenwood 135 Tilden Ave. Michigan City Michigan Patricia Harris - Liaison/Historian
Date established 1864
Calvary, Asser El Jadeed & Sinai Temple (Oheb Shawin) all 3 within Greenwood
A - no photos scheduled at this time
Indiana State Prison Michigan City Michigan Current burial ground 1927 to 2004
Contact: Patricia Gruse Harris at:
pagharris@sbcglobal.net
A -Completed
Old  Prison Cemetery Michigan City Michigan Ongoing Project
Contact: Patricia Gruse Harris at:
pagharris@sbcglobal.net
I*Abandoned
Old Burial Ground Michigan City Michigan Patricia Harris - Liaison/Historian
Graves removed to Greenwood Cemetery
See publications for book
I-- Book available
Sinai Temple (Oheb Shawin) Entry from Barker Ave.
Michigan
Inside Greenwood Cemetery.
A- no photos
St. Stanislaus 1015 Greenwood Ave.,
Michigan City
Michigan Patricia Harris - Liaison/Historian
Some donated info on site now
Contact information on site
See publications for book
A - Book available
St. Mary's Catholic Michigan City Michigan Patricia Harris - Liaison/Historian
Graves moved to Calvary in Greenwood
See Calvary
Swan Lake 5700 E. U.S. 20 Mich City Michigan Partial listing as of 2002 -  cemetery Office A - no photos
Carmel 50S between 600W and 700W New Durham  Old Reading on line - some newer added
Updated on June 9, 2005
A - photos needed
Clinton 600S betw. 800W&900W New Durham Plotted but never developed n/a
Coulter 350S 1000W and 1100W New Durham Date established 1837
reread & completed 2009
I* - photographed
Eahart-Reed 350S betw. 800W& 900W New Durham Date established 1837 reread 2012
AKA Reed-Eahart
A- photographed
& completed
Jessup State Rd 2 600W New Durham See publications for book I*Abandoned
Miriam Benedict 600S between 800W and 900W New Durham Date established 1838
Reading on line - AKA Union Chapel
Restoration in Progress 
Photographed in summer of 2012
A - photographed
updated 2012
Norris Family Wozniak Rd - Division Rd New Durham Abandoned - family histories sought I*Abandoned
Pinhook State Rd 2 & Wozniak Rd
New Durham Date established 1850 - photographed summer  2012
A- photographed
St. Mary's Catholic at Otis Otis Road to W. Snyder Rd, turn N. - N Church street New Durham Updated October 2008 with photos of stones A - photographed
2008
  Westville U.S. Hwy 6 and State Rd 2 New Durham Date established 1839
Older listing no on line as of April 2004
A - need photos
  Eight Square County Line Road - S. of Burdick Rd Porter Co. Just over the line in Porter Co.

A - need photos
  Pike 1200S 100W Noble Date established 1848
Photos added March 6, 2007
I - completed
  Union Mills 800S betw 300W & 400W Noble Robert Ponda Sr. - Liaison/Historian
Date established 1838 - Updated 2012
See publications for book
A - completed
photographed
  Webster See Cemetery for directions Noble Date established 1832
Photographed 2012
I - study in progress
  Allen Toney n/a
Pleasant Abandoned I* -Abandoned
  Learn or Learned Family 100S betw. 400E & 500E Pleasant See publications for book I* Abandoned
  Salem State Rd 4 200S Pleasant Date established 1838
AKA previously known as Salem Chapel
Some updating 2012
A - Photography scheduled
  Willvale 1800S between 200W and 300W Prairie See publications for book I* Abandoned
  Door Village Joliet Road 400W Scipio Date established 1830
Some reoganizing listing 2013
A - study in progress
  Bakers Point U.S. 35 500W Springfield Abandoned - family histories sought I* Abandoned
  Rossburg Wilhelm Rd & U.S.20 Springfield Date established 1845 
Reread 2004
I - completed
  Shippeeburg Wilhelm Rd 1/4 M South of 900N Springfield Date established 1845 
reading on Line -
I - partially photographed
  Springville 500N St. Rd 39
See cemetery for location
Springfield Date established 1834 - 
updated Oct  2009
A - completed
photographed
  Indian Burial Ground U.S 6 & 35 Nelson's Curve Union Research Volunteer needed I* Abandoned
  Tracy 100E betw. 800S&900S Union Older Reading &  updating done in 2012
A  -photographed
  Tracy Lutheran Same as Tracy
Union Older Reading & updating done in 2012
Photographed in summer of 2012
A  -photographed
  Indian Burial Ground KOP on old maps Washington Research Volunteer needed I* Abandoned
  Kingsbury U.S. 35 on (N. Inv. St.) 500S Washington Lloyd & Shirley Mounce - liaisons/historians
Date established 1836
Improved listing on line 2013

Winchell WashingtonDate established 1836
Moved to Kingsbury Cemetery during WW II
I* Abandoned
  Norton 300E betw. 400S&500S Washington Date established 1838 -
updated 2010
I - photos needed
  Baptist 350N between 500E and 600E Wills Date established 1837A - needs updating
Burials up to 1980 now on line
A - need photos
  Oak Grove 600E 50N Wills Carolyn Hunt/Pat Van Dierendonck- liaisons/historians
Date established 1835
Updated 2014 -  AKA - Hunt-Miller
A -  association owned
  Sauktown 150 N between 875 E and 925 E Wills Date established 1838
Updated July 30, 2012
A - partially photographed
  Bootjack/Shaw Cemetery Hwy 20 Will Abandoned and graves moved
See publications for book
I*Abandoned

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If you have obituaries, cemetery listings, family biographies or any information on the ancestors who once lived in LaPorte County, please contact us at laportecountyin@yahoo.com


Please remember, we are not paid employees and are comprised totally of volunteers that donate their time to help others find their ancestors of the past. 

Old Churchyards  - 
It would appear that certainly so early as about A.D. 750 spaces of ground adjoining churches were inclosed and consecrated
for burial, and by a canon of the ninth century every graves was to be esteemed sacred, to be adorned with the sign of the cross
and to be preserved from trespass and violation by dogs and cattle.  Many churchyards have a history far older than the churches which
stand in them, being originally places appropriated to religious assemblies, divine service being performed there,
until at length the church was added for greater honor and convenience.
It has been noted as a curious fact that in a large majority of cases the churchyards are on the north side of the church and on the north side of the
road leading to them.  There is a superstition among many old fashioned folk that the north side of the churchyard is less sacred than the rest of the
consecrated ground.  “To be buried there,” wrote Durandus, the great fourteenth century ecclesiastic, “is, in the language of the eastern countries,
to be buried out of sanctuary.”  Hence the position was largely appropriated to the graves of suicides, unbaptized persons and excommunicates.
Evening News, Michigan City, IN, Tues. 14 May 1901, p. 1, c. 5

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"The Life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living." - Cicero

"Cemetery & Research Association of La Porte County disclaimer for cemetery readings:

"This website was developed and is sustained by volunteers who donate their time and personal resources for the purpose of providing valuable research information to fellow researchers. We are dedicated to providing free access to La Porte County cemetery listings. If you have documentation of a burial which does not appear on the cemetery list, we are pleased to receive that information from you."


Please keep in mind that some of the cemetery listings that are being placed on the WWW were done more than 30 or 40 years ago.
Every cemetery that you view through your genealogical research should be considered a "Partial" listing for various reasons, such as errors in spelling occurring at the time of burial., some burial locations were known only to the cemetery sexton and information was lost when he moved, resigned or died. And many written logs were destroyed by accidental fires.
We are not responsible for errors, misspellings or incorrect information. Every attempt to correct misinformation is entered onto our listing(s) upon being notified of a burial with source and/or family history.

For active cemeteries, where burials are still being done, a local funeral home might put you in touch with the caretaker or association that may have location of burials. If the burial ground has a church affiliation, they too may have records of burials and other family data. Try contacting them.

The La Porte County INGenWeb Project Disclaimer: The La Porte County INGenWeb Project makes no claims or estimates of the validity of the information submitted and reminds you that each new piece of information found should not be taken at face value, but should be researched and proved or disproved by weight of evidence. You are welcome to copy information found at the La Porte County INGenWeb Project for personal use and share information with other researchers or genealogical organizations, but this information may not under any conditions be sold or used in a commercial project without expressed prior written permission. When using our information, please place our link - www.dunelady.com/laporte with information you are stating, on the site you enter it into. 

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Sources:
1. Readings done by the D.A.R. Ind. Miriam Benedict Chapter of LaPorte County, Indiana.
2. Older LaPorte County Pioneer Cemetery Readings
3. Current readings
4. Individuals who have donated obituaries, family histories and burial locations.
5. Obituary
6. Church records
7. Cemetery burial records; handwritten, typed or computerized

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