Posey Chapel Cemetery
Older burials

Galena Township
La Porte County Indiana
Copyrighted 2012

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Updated with additional burials on February 25, 2012

Posey Chapel was built in 1841 for the families in the area of the Methodist faith. It was one of the county's older landmarks.
See our Galena Township church histories for photo and additional information. The Chapel was located next to the Posey Chapel Cemetery where,
for well over 125 years, families had laid their departed to rest.

Although many records state that the first burial at Posey was 1844 or 1845, old transcriptions of this cemetery show that
two infant sons of Thomas and Lucetta (Sutherland) Foster, who died in 1838 and 1839, are buried here. It is possible that others were buried
on the hill before it was designated as a cemetery or, as we have seen at other pioneer cemeteries individuals first buried near the family home may
have been removed and reinterred at the cemetery at a later date.

We currently have about 320 names of individuals buried in Posey Cemetery , but experience has taught us that there are usually many others
who have been previously overlooked and the final count will likely be considerably higher. For some reason, some of the early cemetery readings
failed to list children’s graves, even though they are easily identified even today. Of the 320 names in our list, about 50 of them are MARTIN.
Consider that this number would not include the female family members whose married surname is not Martin and it is plain to see the overwhelming presence
of this family in the area. Other predominant surnames include Goit, Morrow, Smith and Sutherland.

More than any other in the county, Posey has been saddled with the reputation of being haunted. It’s unknown why
Posey has been singled out by Ghost Hunters and amateur ghost chasers to be a target of research and of published accounts of hauntings.
The stories range from a mysterious black dog appearing from nowhere and causing vehicles to crash to baby buggies rolling down the hill at midnight,
to a small child in the cemetery calling “MaMa”. Many of the accounts can be chalked up to the imagination, power of suggestion and just plain fabrication.
While it’s certainly not in my power to determine whether there may be occasional visits to Posey by unrested soles, it seems highly unlikely there are
malicious or evil spirits wandering the area.

Below are many of the burials in Posey Chapel Cemetery. Keep in mind that Posey Chapel Cemetery is very close to the Michigan and Indiana state line.
If you can not find your ancestor in the La Porte Census, you might try the county next door, Berrien County Michigan.
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Posey Chapel History

Burials listed below are a combination of burials listings, marriage records and internet sources.

Surname Given or
Maiden Name
DOB DOD Additional
Comments
Adams Baxter - Nov 8, 1872 age 96 yrs
Adams Abigail - Oct 31, 1868 age 87 yrs
wf of Baxter
Albertson Letiche - Oct 19, 1868 age 63 yrs 4 mo 10 da
wf Jermiah
Albertson Ben. - Mar 12, 1926 Indiana Fireman 3 RCl
W.S.N.R.F.
Albro Silvestus aka
Sylvestus
1819 1870 b. VT
went to Oswego NY then
to Berrien Co., MI
Albro Marietta 1818 1899 wf S
Albro Silvestus aka
Sylvestus
- Oct 11, 1857 age 4 yrs 9 mo 15 da
son of S & M
Aleshire Anne Harrington 1934 1950 -
Allen George W June 5, 1864 Aug 29, 1950 -
Allen Ida M (Love) Dec 27, 1861 Mar 20, 1948 wf George W
m. Three Oaks MI
August 17, 1884
Artman Joseph 1873 1952 -
Artman Mildred (Bubenzer) Jul 30, 1877 May 27,1929 died Cook Co., IL - wo Joseph M
Ashcraft Avanelle Dec 16, 1895 Feb 17, 1952 ***obit - wf of Glenn Ashcraft m. June 15, 1921 in Benton Harbor, MI
dau of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Martin
Ashcraft Clarence R Mar 8. 1926 Jan 7, 1978 WWII Vet
Ashcraft Glenn E Feb 11, 1897 June 11, 1956 *** obit - so. Rollin Ashcraft
Banghart Edith July 27, 1863 Sept 15, 1904 dau. Henry
b. NJ
m. ? Frye he d. before 1900 census. 2 children, Florence and Ronald Frye
Banghart Henry Jan 2, 1837 Jan 19, 1902 b. NJ - m. to Caroline W Castner
Hunterdon Co., NJ 8 Feb 1862
after his death Caroline m.
William Lindsey in La Porte Co.
Barmore Carrie N Apr 8, 1833 Jan 24, 1893 -
Barmore Georgia Dec 21, 1870 Feb 6, 1898 -
Barnard Olga (Martin) July 25, 1883 Feb 11, 1922 wf Charles Barnard
m. 5 Oct 1902
Barnard Charles Nelson June 5, 1878 May 27, 1949 *** obit - so. Orlando and Elizabeth (Augustine ) Barnard
2nd wf was Iva Senrer on June 20., 1925 in Goshen, IN
Barnes Rev Elijah - Ap;r 29, 1876 age 85 yrs 3 mo 29 da
Barnes Phineas - Aug 27, 1881 age 77 yrs 5 mo 19 da
Barnes Amanda - June 15, 1864 wf Phineas
age 53 yrs 10 mo 9 da
Barnes Lana Aug 16, 1870 Jan 2, 1886 Correction on dob from Tombstone photo.
Age'd 15 yrs 8 mo 16 days
Bartholomew Mark Scott Sep 20, 1966 Aug 22, 1999 *** obit
Bolton Marcia Lee b. & d. Oct 10, 1957 *** obit -
Boyd Donald H Aug 2, 1881 Apr 2, 1955 so Arthur C Boyd - reported by: Jerry Boyd
Boyd Oenone R (Ransburg) Mar 28, 1883 July 19, 1946 wf Donald H
m. 28 June 1908 - La Porte Co., IN
Boyer Emanuel 1858 1937 -
Boyer Mary 1861 1930 wf Emanuel
Bratney Alexander July 4, 1826 Mar 16, 1891 b. Ireland
Bratney Valeria - Apr 20, 1864 wf Alexander
age 24 yrs 7 mo
Breece Frank M 1867 1919 son Richard Breece
Breece Pearl V 1875 1923 wf F. M.
Brown Kathleen Bridget March 2, 1969 March 4, 1969 infant do Edward Brown and Peggy (Smith) Brown - buried very close to Clem Smith
contributed by: sandbjw@aol.com
Carruthers John - Dec 11, 1872 age 36 yrs 2 mo 21 da
b. Scotland
husband of Catharine
Carruthers William - Dec 11, 1872 age 3 yrs 7 m
son of J & C
Chamberlain Frederick William Sep 2, 1876 May 1 1948 b. Ohio
Chamberlain Lydia Warner July 26, 1885 ? wf F. W
Colby Ebenezer D - Mar 27, 1857 age 62 yrs 25 da
b. NH
Colby Percy Bement - Aug 11, 1856 b. VT
wf Ebenezer
age 55 yrs 6 mo 29 da
Cole Simeon - Jun 17, 1857 son MW & ME
age 1 da
Collins J. H. (John H.) - Dec 21, 1866 age 64 yrs 6 mo 19 da
b. Virginia
Collins Joseph - Nov 26, 1861 son J.H & C
age 22 yrs 7 mo 9 da
Conant Nancy J (Cook) Mar 20, 1849 Mar 24, 1925 wife of Daniel
m. 3 Dec 1868 in Dallas Co., IA
Condon Richard July 9 1848 Apr 17, 1905 -
Coombs Caroline (Guss) 1846 July 17, 1921 *** obit
Coombs Oscar D 1843 1923 b. Maine
Coombs Mary (Morrow) 1857 1912 wf O.D.
Cranson Lester D Sept 14, 1894 Oct 12, 1959 *** obit
Culver Joel T - Aug 16, 1868 age 67 yrs 7 mo 8 da
Davis Caleb 1845 1927 -
Davis Esther J Goit 1848 1914 wf of Caleb
dau of Wightman(Whitman) & Lydia Jones Goit
m. 15 Jan 1873
Davis George A Sep 19, 1909 - Nov 27, 1995 *** obit
Davis Walker Allen April 8, 1961 February 12, 2008 U.S. Army veteran
Dummer Virginia A. (Artmen) Aug 12, 1914 - Dec 31, 1998 *** obit
Dudeck Helen (Krumrie) Aug 15, 1910 - Jun 5, 2002 *** obit
Dudeck Raymond Sep 14, 1909 - Mar 11, 1994 *** obit
Easton William May 3, 1810 Sep 22, 1892 b. NY
wf was Emily
Easton Emily Jones 12 Sep 1811 22 Jun 1884 this ref from a internet family file
Fisher Roy Sep 19 1907 - May 24, 1994 *** obit
Foster Thomas - July 7, 1841 age 27 yrs 9 mo 22 da
Foster J. W. - Nov 16, 1838 age 1 yr 8 mo
son Thomas & Lucetta
Foster S. F - Oct 26, 1839 age 11 mo 8 da
son Thomas & Lucetta
Foucek Evellyn -Mrs. Charles B. age 47 years July 7, 1954 *** obit
Francis Ann Maria - Sept 29, 1869 age 35 yrs 11 mo 8 da
wf of William W &
dau of Wm & Mary Martin
Fredenburg Richard A. Oct 29 1927 - Nov 30, 1997 (Marine Corp Vet)
Fredenburg Scott A Dec 8, 1960 30 Oct 2004 *** obit
Fuller Joseph - Apr 5, 1856 age 49 yrs 6 mo 9 da
b. Chenango Co., NY
See LaPorte Co History 1904
Fuller Isabell (Wilson) - Aug 23, 1873 wf Joseph
age 65 yrs 26 da
Gable Samuel 1845 1906 b. Ohio
Civil War Co. F 46 Inf Reg Ind
Gable Alice L 1851 1925 nee Sutherland
wf Samuel
m. 21 Oct 1869
Gable David Frank 1872 1942 obit states b. 1 May 1872
d. 12 Apr 1943
obit on 13 Apr 1943
Gable Anna 1871 1941 wf David F
his obit states she d. Aug 9, 1941
Gable Walter 1901 1920 son David & Anna
Gable Ralph O. (Orlando) Apr 1, 1882 died after 1930 -
Gable Edna C Aug 22, 1887 July 27, 1941 wf R. O.
Gable Orla 69 years Sep 4, 1951 *** obit
Gilley Mark J 16 Jul 1961 30 Jun 2005 *** obit
Godfrey William H - Spe 25, 1895 age 77 yrs 2 mo 8 da
Godfrey Martha - Aug 26, 1869 wf William
age 45 yrs 2 mo 1 da
Goit Wightman
aka in journals as Whitman
1806 1852 b. VT
Killed by falling tree
Goit Lydia Jones 1808 1870 b. NY
wf Wightman
Goit Myron 1832
(Feb 19, 1832)
1855 b. Richland NY
per journal - surviving
twin of brother Byron
son of Wightman
Goit Mary 1838 1855 do Wightman
Goit Cornelia 1841 1871 do Wightman
Goit J.R.
(James R)
- Oct 24, 1865 age 31 yrs 3 mo 10 da
son of Wightman
Goit Rudolph B Jan 27, 1829 Jun 2, 1891 son of Wightman
Goit Lucretia G
(nee Kierstead)
Aug 6, 1837 June 24, 1902 wf R.B.
m. 29 Dec 1857
Gridley Harrison G 1865 1925 -
Gridley James L. Nov 17, 1860 - Jul 23, 1939 *** obit
Gridley Lloyd 1900 1920 son of Harrison G
Gridley Orlo L 1898 1922 son of Harrison
husband to Ethel West
Gridley Verne E 1893 1917 -
Griffin Eugene - Feb 15, 1873 son E.S. & L.

age 2 yrs
Griffin Ernest - Dec 2, 1876 age 6 yrs 11 mo
son E.S. & L.
Grover Hettie - Sep 22, 1874 age 4 yrs 29 da
dau W.T & M.E.
Hardesty William L 27 Dec 1927 28 Dec 2006 *** obit
Harding Albert Jun 6, 1898 Jun 17, 1967 *** obit
Harding Marie Mrs. Jul 31, 1907 Jul 25, 1973 *** obit - dau. Rudolph & Millie Kewitz -
m. Albert in Chicago, IL June 21, 1930
Harris L. Jack Jul 16, 1934 Mar 20, 2005 *** obit
Hartman Fred   May 15, 1951 *** obit
Hecker Olive (nee Goit) - July 16, 1886 age 48 yrs 9 mo 11 da
Hennen Annette 1842 1864 -
Hennen Emmette B 1876 1933 -
Hennen Mary M Oct 5, 1880 Feb 18. 1955 *** obit - m. Nebraska - Jan 8, 1902 to Emmette B. Hennen
Hennen Paulena Nov 29, 1908 Apr 6, 1957 *** obit - b. in Hooper, NE
Hennen Charles T 1905 1914 -
Hennen Leona M 1900 1934 wf O.W. (Oliver W.)
he died in Mishawaka, IN in 1971
Hennen Clyde B Jun 6, 1906 May 9, 1970 obit *** obit - born in Nebraska
Hess George E - Sep 10, 1872 age 71 yrs 7 mo 20 da
Hess Peter Apr 5, 1812 - Jul 10, 1896 *** obit
Hicks Benjamin L Jan 8, 1943 May 25, 2004 *** obit
Hicks Bessie M Feb 27, 1910 Jun 19, 2006 *** obit
Hicks Kathleen Nov 12, 1942 - Nov 1, 1995 *** obit
Hoit
Jane F - Jan 20, 1860 dau John & Roxena
surname spelled as (Hoyt) on the census reports
Hoit Willard - Jan 20, 1860 son John and Roxena (Roxana)
age 5 mo
Holt Frances Easton 1855 1933 -
Holt June Jun 6 1913 - Jun 26, 1998 *** obit
Horner Paul F
(Paul Franklin)
- June 21, 1933 b. 6 Feb 1896
Pvt. Aero Squad
son of Virgil D Horner
Horner Blanche 1896 1930 wife Paul F
Horner Flossie Jul 31 1900 - Dec 3 1994 *** obit
Horner Myrtle Viola Mar 13, 1873 Nov. 6, 1953 b. Buchanan Michigan March 13, 1873
do Johnathan & Katherine Wallace
m. Virgil Horner August 25, 1891 in LaPorte, Indiana
ref: News Palladium, Benton Harbor, MI
1900 census state Virgil b. Apr. 1867 in Indiana other records show Apr 26, 1866
and d. in Dowagiac MI on Apr 7. 1954
Horner Ollie L 1908 1928 son of Virgil D. Horner
Horner Thomas E Oct 25, 1951 Jun 22, 2004 *** obit
Hugley Edward Lee Sr. Oct 10, 1942 Oct 22, 2005 *** obit
Ingersoll William June 28, 1827 Feb 1, 1891 -
Ingersoll Rhoda Apr 6, 1837 Aug 17, 1911 wf of Wm
Jackson infant b. & d. Aug 3, 1957 *** obit - infant son of Howard and Gail Briggs Jackson
Jackson Mary Jane May 23, 1894 Nov 27, 1966  
Jackson Joe I 22 years May 10, 1968 *** obit - car accident
Jenney Winifred A. Mrs. Apr 14, 1874 July 6, 1959 *** obit - born Topeka, KS - m. Chicago, IL in 1907
Jenney Dr. Francis L Dec 6, 1869 Jul 3, 1949 *** obit - m. Winifred Ament on Aug 21, 1907
Jennings Eva Angeline age 85 Nov 25, 1948 *** obit wf of Clement V. Jennings
Jennings Clement V. May 31, 1863 Nov 20, 1950 *** obit
Joers Herman Jun 24, 1890 - Oct 14 1973 *** obit
Johnson Stanley H. (age 38) May 24 1950 *** obit
Kelley Nola D Long Apr 24, 1964 Feb 19, 2005 *** obit
Kellogg Lucena Oct 4, 1807 May 10, 1849 wf of Rev Erasmus K
Klute Patricia May 1, 1922 Aug 5, 2004 *** obit
Kniola Leonard R Mar 29, 1932 Nov 25, 2005 *** obit
Ladwig Lisa Apr 10 1965 - Mar 15, 1998 *** obit
Larson Henry A 1875 1934 -
Larson Glady Jun 29 1900 - Mar 18, 1995  
Laspowski Erna Christine July 22, 1912 Aug 9. 1940 *** obit - born Tompkinsville, KY m. July 6, 1930
LeRoy Thomas H Dec 5, 1937 Jun 17, 2006 *** obit
Long Cecil D age 53 Jul 6, 1974 *** from Obit    b. May 10, 1921 from Soc. Sec. Index
Loring Leva (nee Barnes) Jan 2, 1877 Apr 18, 1888 wife of James
Loring John Mar 14, 1853 Apr 16, 1860 son J & L
Loring Emily J Dec 5, 1855 Nov 24, 1856 dau J & L
Loring Harriet May 28, 1858 July 30, 1887 dau J & L
Love Richard - Dec 20, 1861 age 68 yrs 10 mo 6 da
b. KY
Love Anna - Oct 30, 1874 age 86 yrs 9 mo 29 da
b. NY
Love Perry - Mar 2, 1856 age 19 yrs 8 mo 1 da
son R & Anna
Love Elizabeth Mar 20, 1837 Jan 16, 1863 wf of Marion
dau of E.S. & Rachel Martin
Marble Milton 1855 Oct 10 1956 went to teach in CT
Marble Dema Goit 1861 1941 wf Milton
m. 6 Mar 1882
dau of Rudolph & Lucretia
Marble Lillian 1892 1919 dau of Milton & Dema
Martell Frank L 1876 1929 -
Martell James 1935 2001 US Army b. 29 Nov 1935 d. 2 Nov 2001
Martin Abraham Feb 15, 1829 Nov 18, 1846 so - William and Mary Martin
Martin Abram - Nov 5, 1860 age 60 yrs 2 mo 18 da
Martin Alice - Oct 8, 1871 wife Isaac Martin
Husband died in Ohio
91 yrs 2 mo 28 da
Martin Ann M - Jan 23, 1862 age 11 yrs 7 mo 10
dau of J.C. & M.A.
Martin Arthur C. Dec 23, 1878 Feb 7, 1958 *** obit
Martin Avanella 1863 1882 do - Isaac and Martha Martin
Martin Bessie Mae May 23, 1894 Jan 3, 1967 *** obit - m. Martin - Feb 12, 1908 in Berrien Co., MI - dau of Wade & Margaret Sheeley
Martin Candace L May 13, 1805 Sept 17, 1872 wf of Isaac W
b. CT
Martin Candas L - Sep 11, 1849 age 1 yr 1o da
dau A & L
Martin Caroline - 1854 wf John
Martin Charles - Aug 16, 1872 age 19 mo
son John & Frances
Martin Charles S Apr 24, 1869 Jan 25, 1952 *** obit - son of Abrim and Martha Martin
Martin Clarence 1868 1939 -
Martin Clifford O. Nov 24, 1868 Aug 13, 1951 *** obit -
so. Isaac and Martha Martin - m. Jennie Sperry May 13, 1914
Martin David D Feb 16, 1920 1944 killed in action Burial:
none US Navy, Submarine Service WW II RadioMan 1st cl Memorial Marker
so Arthur and Bessie Martin
Martin E. Sherwood Jan 11, 1816 Oct 13, 1903 He used the E. Sherwood in many cases. The E. stands for Ebenezer.
Martin Earl L Apr 26, 1905 Dec 22, 1905 son Charles S & Mary E
Martin Edward H - Nov 24, 1860 age 2 yrs
son W & M?
Martin Eliza Jane June 20, 1844 Oct 8, 1895 dau Abram & Lydia
Martin Elizabeth - July 4, 1860 age 23 yrs 10 mo 7 da
wf John
Martin Ella Jan 28, 1845 Feb 23, 1895 wf Abram F
Martin Ellen S Aug 6, 1840 May 1, 1842 do William and Mary Martin
Martin Erma - Sept 24, 1873 age 3 mo 15 da
dau John & Frances
Martin Frances E 1836 1921 wf John
Martin George W Feb 13, 1846 Apr 30, 1896 son Jacob C
Martin Grace 1870 1926 wo Clarence Martin
Martin Hattie A Nov 15, 1839 Nov 24, 1866 wf I.W.
Martin Hester Ann Easton May 29, 1845 1923 m. 25 Jan 1865
b. Oswego Co., NY
dau William & Emily Jones Easton
wf Isaac F
Martin Hiram B Jan 27, 1856 Mar 17, 1876 do Jacob and Mary Ann Martin
Martin Hiram B 1852 1854 so William A & Mary Martin
Martin Isaac Jan 30, 1825 Nov 2, 1916 son Abram & Lydia - CW Vet
Martin Isaac F Feb 10, 1843 1926 son William A -
Martin Issac W - Oct 28 1870 age 62 yrs 9 mo 13 da
b. New Jersey
Martin Jacob C 1810 Aug 9, 1878 age 67 yrs 10 mo 15 da
Martin Jennie M 1871 1954 wo Clifford O Martin
Martin John - Jan 27, 1899 age 77 yrs 8 mo 6 da
Martin Julius - Feb 15, 1871 age 5 yrs 9 mo 5 da
son John & Frances
Martin June B 1879 1880 dau I.F. & M.A.
Martin Lida   Oct 1895 Obit was in Oct 11 1895 newspaper, - may be the same as Eliza Jane Martin listing above.
Martin Lydia - Oct 8, 1862 age 59 yrs 2 mo 1 da
wf Abram
Martin Lydia A - Dec 16, 1863 age 15 yrs 9 mo 8 da
dau John & Caroline
Martin Martha Mar 8, 1842 1919 wf Isaac
Martin Mary nee Apgar Dec 9, 1805 Feb 18, 1884 b. New Jersey
Daughter of William Apgar
Martin Mary A Aug 24, 1844 Dec 30, 1870 wf George W
Martin Mary Ann - Nov 2 1882 age 68 yrs 4 mo 18 da
Martin Mary Ann (Hunerjager) Apr 6, 1921 Feb 5, 2008 per obit
Martin Mary E (Francis) Apr 14, 1871 Nov 17, 1942 wf Charles
Martin Mary I - Aug 24, 1849 age 1 yr 4 mo 15 da
dau of J.C. & M.A.
Martin Nancy b. abt 1830 Dec 1852 ref for birth, 1850 Div. 10
Berrien Co., MI
Martin Paul S - July 11, 1860 age 1 yr 4 mo 28 da
son John & Elizabeth
Martin Rachel Harland Sept 7, 1815 Dec 30, 1912 Death record shows Dec 30, 1912
wo E. Sherwood Martin
Martin Robert F. Mar 2, 1922 Feb 19, 2006 Past Sexton/Caretaker of Posey Chapel Cemetery.
husband to Betty (Hellenga) Martin.
so Arthur C and Bessie Mae (Sheeley) Martin.
Martin Sarah A - Dec 17, 1873 age 21 yrs 6 mo 6 da
wf A
Martin William A Jan 1, 1806 Feb 8, 1857 b. New Jersey
Martin William J - May 4, 1870 age 27 yrs 9 mo 8 da
son John & C
Martin William J - Apr 13, 1876 age 33 yrs 3 mo 4 da
son J.C. & M.A.
Martin William Wade 1887 1890 son I.F. & M.A.
Martin Willie L - Feb 29, 1868 age 9 mo 20 da
son William J & Margaret
Matz Billy J. Jan 28 1927 - Sep 18 1995 *** obit
Maudlin Mark 1865 1925 -
McCleery James Jan 22 1918 - Aug 3 1998 *** obit
Messer Myrna May 5, 1938 - Jan 4 2000 *** obit
Miller DeWitt C - Feb 16, 1886 b. NY

age 52 yrs 10 mo 23 da
Miller Fay M Feb 12, 1931 Mar 4, 2005 *** obit
Miller Lucinda - July 16, 1886 age 57 yrs 2 mo 18 da
Miller Mary J - Oct 12, 1867 age 10 yrs 10 mo 12 da
dau. DC & L
Miller Mary - Nov 1, 1859 age 81 yrs 7 mo 4 da
wf John
Morrow Charles Apr 1, 1811 Apr 7, 1881 arrived La Porte Co, 1833
Morrow Elizabeth - Dec 31, 1909 age 96 yrs
wf Charles
Morrow James - Nov 1, 1890 age 50 yrs
son C & E
Morrow Daniel - Feb 3, 1866 age 32 yrs 2 mo 22 da
son C & E
Morrow Rebecca - Feb 6, 1864 age 23 yrs 5 da
wf Daniel
Morrow Willie F - Oct 24, 1877 age 13 yrs 9 mo 14 da
son Daniel & Rebecca
Morrow Thomas - July 9, 1879 age 34 yrs 2 da
son C & E
Morrow Franklin - Mar 2, 1851 age 9 mo 15 da
son C & E
Morrow George - July 14, 1845 age 9 mo 18 da
probably child of C & E
Morrow Samantha - Mar 10, 1842 age 9 mo 12 da
probably child of C & E
Morrow Ernest L - Aug 11, 1861 age 14 yrs 2 mo 9da
McDuffie Wesley Aug 15, 1820 Aug 16, 1885 -
McDuffie Mary J May 4, 1823 Feb 8, 1891 wf Wesley
McDuffie Amos R Jan 10, 1862 Sept 23, 1897 son Wesley
McDuffie Emma A Dec 23, 1863 Mar 27, 1899 nee Banghart - dau of Henry
m. William A. McDuffie in February 1885
McKie James - July 18, 1862 b. Scotland
Nevell
or Newell
Benoni Dec 29, 1798 Jan 2, 1861 b. Rhode Island
spelled as Newell in 1860 Berrien County, MI Census
Nevell or Newell Jonas - Aug 23, 1872 age 21 yrs 5 mo 16 da
Nevell or Newell Thomas J - - stone broken
Palmer Geraldine Higbie 1887 1947 -
Palmer Percival Bowditch Jr 1881 1933 -
Parkhouse Ralph E 1883 1929 -
Parkhouse Roger D 14 Dec 1917 12 Mar 1976 WW II Veteran
Informant to this site is Ralph E. Parkhouse
Parkhouse Wilbur M 26 Par 1909 24 Jul 1997 Died in South Bend Indiana
WW II Veteran
Informant to this site is Ralph E. Parkhouse
Parkhouse Louise T 1888 SS death index says Jan 1968 wf of Ralph E
Several children born to this marriage in Illinois and North Dakota, last child Esther M b. Indiana
died Beverly Shores, Michigan City IN
Parkhouse Louise Ellen 1916 1930 dau Ralph & Louise
Parrett Gene Thomas Jun 24, 1927 Nov 17, 2007 *** obit
Paul Richard Wesley Apr 8 1922 - Nov 18 2004 *** obit
Peddycord Merlie 1875
b. Feb 6, 1875
1944 Thomas Merlie Peddycord
b. Inwood In to Thomas Peddycord
wf Dollie
she was b. 22 Aug 1886 & d. Bridgeman MI Jun 1966
Phillips Theodore Jan 2, 1931 - Oct 13, 2000 *** obit
Phillipy Jennie - Dec 5, 1885 age 32 yrs 11 mo 16 da
wf Charles
Russ Lucetta - Nov 9, 1889 age 70 yrs 9 mo 27 da
wife of Hiram
Russ Hiram - Feb 8, 1875 age 67 yrs 6 mo 8 da
Russ Mary - Feb 26, 1849 age 36 yrs 8 mo 9 da
wf Hiram
Russ Simon A 1845 1916 son Hiram & Mary
Sawyer William - May 22, 1873 age 6 yrs 3 mo 3 da
Searing David Feb 26, 1840 Aug 28, 1871 Came to Three Oaks, MI from NJ
wf was Ella from Indiana
Sheehan Mary J. Nov 11, 1934 - Jul 30 1998 *** obit
Sheeley Wade 1861 1937 son of John Sheeley
Sheeley Jessie (Davis) Mar 12, 1915 - May 6, 2001 *** obit
Sheeley Margareta Mar 21, 1862 Mar 21, 1947 Dau of James & Elizabeth Landis
wf of Wade
Sheeley M. Ward Sep 19, 1892 Feb 15, 1960 *** obit - so. Wade & Margaret Landis Sheeley - m. to Alice Kick
Sheeley Vera (Alice) Sep 10, 1890 Mar 10, 1959 *** obit - wf of Ward Sheeley
Sheeley Elwood C Mar 3, 1913 Jan 15, 1975 *** obit
Skoczek Steven K. Dec. 15, 1989 - April 17, 2005 *** obit
Smith Lucy - FEb 7, 1854 age 52 yrs
wf Shubael
Shubael remarried to a second “Lucy” and moved to Wisconsin where he passed in 1862. He is buried in Union Cemetery , Plymouth , Sheboygan , Wisconsin . The second Lucy is buried next to him in 1892.
Smith Henry Edgar 1831 1913 -
Smith Emma V 1842 1919 wf H E
Smith Benjamin Franklin 1871 1932 -
Smith Theodosia Martin 1875 1943 wf B.F. Martin

m. 17 Nov 1900 La Porte Co.,
dau Isaac and Esther A Martin
Smith William W 1840 1924 b. Michigan
Smith Asalie C 1840 1924 wf Wm W
Smith Christopher 1854 1944 -
Smith Charlotte A 1860 1927 -
Smith Mary E - Nov 26, 1850 age 2 yrs 2 mo 2 da
dau J & C.A.
(John Catherine A)
Smith Candace N - Aug 29, 1853 dau J & C A
age 1 yr 8 da
Smith Sidney E - June 27, 1863 age 4 yrs 17 da
Smith Anna - Nov 7, 1872 age 1 yr 21 da
Smith Caroline Independence 1886 1931 -
Smith Conger W DEc 26, 1921 Mar 16, 1944 Lt. US Air Forces
died in Service in Africa
son of Stanley Smith
Smith Sally Baron October 15, 1900 April 29, 1993  
Smith Stanley Warner age 78 May 25, 1970 obit ***obit - so. William and Azellia Smith - age 78 years
Smith Clem age 64 May 31, 1968 Jun 4, 1968 obit
Smith Clyde L June 20, 1931 February 15, 2005  
Smith Ralph D. Apr 28 1934 - Dec 24 1998 *** obit
Sperry Reuben 1843 1910 son of Aurea Sperry
Sperry Caroline 1846 1921 wf Reuben
Stevens Martha M Oct 3, 1843 Jan 4, 1871 -
Straub Joseph Oct 16 1917 - Feb 14, 1996 *** obit
Sutherland Lucinda - Nov 17, 1869 age 62 yrs 3 mo 7 da
wf Simon
Sutherland Charlton Mar 26, 1826 Aug 12, 1910 -
Sutherland Phoebe Martin Apr 16, 1831 Sept 30, 1890 wf C
Sutherland Abram Feb 17, 1861 Sept 20, 1861 son C. O. & P
Sutherland Thomas F Nov 22, 1869 Mar 10, 1873 son C. O. & Phoebe
Sutherland Orlando L Dec 16, 1859 1938 -
Sutherland Lily Goit 1862 1927 wf O.L.
Sutherland Martin R Sept 10, 1864 1921 -
Sutherland Lucy E Mar 24, 1863 Sept 5, 1935 wf M.R.
Sutherland Ralph Otwell Jan 24, 1890 Jul 8, 1964 obit *** obit
Swanson Gerald Apr 15, 1945 May 20. 2004 *** obit
Swanson Martha (Stanage) May 4, 1946 - Jun 9, 1995 *** obit
Taft Gordon L. Mar 21 1920 - Dec 1 1998 *** obit
Valentine Frances - Sep 12, 1853 dau. Wm. & S
VanWalkenburg ??` William - Dec 11, 1870 age 71 yrs 5 mo 14 da
Varro Alexander Richard May 28 1935 - Sep 4 1995 *** obit
Waldel Brenda Jun 11, 1951 Dec 1, 1976 *** obit
Wallsten Jessie Marie May 16, 1890 Apr 30, 1973 obit *** obit
Warner David - FEb 15, 1892 age 77 yrs 8 mo 29 da
Warner Almira W - Apr 6, 1897 age 77 yrs 22 da
Warren Ruth July 21, 1913 Dec 2, 2003 source obit
Warren Wilbur Elton Feb 11 1910 Feb 3, 1999 *** obit
Weaver Catherine S Jan 9 1832 May 16, 1863 -
Weaver Mary A - 1849 age 2 yrs
dau Catherine
Weaver Jasper - 1862 age 2 yrs
son Catherine
Weldon Ira T Dec 28, 1862 Feb 13, 1947 -
Weldon Margaret Sept 24, 1861 ? wf Ira T
Weldon Alice M July 9, 1893 Feb 16, 1907 dau Ira & Margaret
Wellwood Henry S Feb 5, 1880 Feb 18, 1881 son E. & L
Wellwood Clarence R Aug 7, 1877 Dec 20 1881 son E. & L
White Harold Ferris 1877 1936 -
Whitehead William K 1829 1908 -
Whitehead Mary A 1839 1923 -
Whitman Ella Apr 20, 1926 Jul 9, 1964 obit *** obit
" Winslett Jack V. "Smoky Jan 4 1935 - Jul 1, 1999 *** obit
Woeffel Martin 1876 1934 -
Woeffel Margaret 1878 1934 wf Martin
Woodmansee Elizaabeth - Apr 17, 1889 age 76 yrs 7 mo
wf Daniel
Woodmansee Charles W - Dec 13, 1858 age 18 yrs 13 da
Woodmansee Carlie R - Sept 8,. 1870 son L. M. & E. E.
age 4 yrs 10 mo 6 da
Wright Willie B - Aug 24, 1867 son E.E. & E
age 2 mo 27 da
         

Additional burial information

Agnes Lucretia (McGarity) and Clyde GRIDLEY are buried at Posey Chapel Cemetery. -- Source their daughter, Bernice Gablik.
Agnes, the daughter of John A. McGarity/Lucy Ludpher, was born 12 April 1895, and died about 1935, LaPorte. Clyde died about 1947 - 1948 LaPorte.
There were 3 children born to this union: Bernice L. ; Joyce Alberta b. 9-22-20 & d. 6 July 1998, Warsaw, IN; and Joan . Joan Miller is living in Angola, IN.
Contributed by: Etta Jane Hays see our donations page for email address


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