Cross Cemetery
AKA - Waterford or Violet Cemetery
Coolspring Township
La Porte County, Indiana

Photos shown were contributed by Robb Quinn in March of 2007

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Cross Richard Oct 21, 1825 Feb 2, 1899
Cross Calista M., His wife March 20, 1827 d. May 9,1918 (recorded date) actual burial in Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte Co., IN
She was 91 years of age. m1. Richard Cross in 1842 Portage Co.,, Ohio
m2. Archie or Archibaold Van Dyke Dec 1901 in La Porte Co., IN

Cross Volney "son" May 7, 1845 Aug 31, 1866
Cross David K. Oct 17, 1851 born & died
Cross Eliza Feb 5, 1855 born & died
Cross Richard V. May 1, 1866 Oct 25, 1868
Shuster Olive A. Cross July 20, 1847 Sept 15, 1900
Zimmerman Joseph "CIVIL WAR Veteran" July 12, 1827 Sept 3, 1904

Researchers are welcome to add the names below to their family trees, if they pertain to your research. However,
this site is Copyright 2001-2005 protected and is not to be placed on other paid or non paid sites without the specific
and written permission of La Porte County Cemeteries and Research Association.

This cemetery listing was done by a volunteer group who went out and recorded the location of plots and individuals buried there.
Notes added under "Additional Comments" column contain both personal notes added by transcriber at cemetery site and
some tombstone readings. Listings have been entered according to the area the person was buried in.
To find a name quickly, hold down your crtl and F key. When pop up box appears, enter the name you are looking for and
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Veteran - Joseph Zimmerman born Jul 12 1827 in PA
Obit appeared Sept 3, 1904 age 77 years.
Served in the Union Army - Enlisted as Private 27 May 1864 into Co B, 138th Inf. Regt. Ind.
MO in Indianapolis 30 Sep 1864. Then enlisted as Private again Vo. B, 155th on 13 Feb 1865 and MO in Dover, DE
on 4 Aug 1865. On September 8th, 1904 his widow Emma E. filed for pension payment.

Calista Minerva (Rogers) Cross Van Dyke had 9 children by her 1st husband, Richard. Four died at very young ages. See above listing.
Of the 5 remaining children, all of whom suffered from hearing impediments, they were; Elcista M. b. 2/26/1843 m. John D. Collins -
she died June 1925 in Boise, Ada Co., Idaho;
Olive Ann Cross m. Peter Shuster, her burial is recorded above; Jasper Jason. Cross b. 1849 and d. Dec 1925;
Barnum C. Cross (b. 1853 and d. - obit appeared Nov 13, 1923 Michigan City News);
Jesse C Cross b. 1856; he do. April 1945 -
These and other Cross obituaries can be obtained from either the Michigan City Library or the La Porte Co., Library.

Calista - additional information donated by: Laura Larson
Calista was a member of the Church of the Brethern (as was Archibald Van Dyke) and taught Sunday School at one point.
Calista and Archibald (AKA Archie) Van Dyke were married December 25, 1901, the license was issued in
La Porte County, Indiana December 23, 1901.
Calista was born in Randolph, Portage County, OH. Daughter of William Rogers and Minerva Goss.
Through her father, she was a descendant of Thomas Rogers of the Mayflower. Calista’s first husband, also listed on your site,
Richard Cross, was born in Randolph, Portage County, OH. Son of Mercy Rogers and Jesse Cross.
According to a great granddaughter of Elcista Minerva Cross (a daughter of Calista and Richard, listed on your site),
Janice Castro, reports that Calista Rogers’ father and Richard Cross’ mother were brother and sister,
so Calista and Richard were first cousins. Calista and Richard could both hear, but all of the living children were deaf.
It has been speculated that they carried a deafness gene called GJB2, which is a recessive genetic disorder.
Elcista, Olive, Jasper, Barnum, and Jesse C Cross were all enrolled in the Indiana School for the Deaf.
The sons, Jasper, Barnum, and Jesse all married deaf women. Archibald and Calista remained married but lived separately
(with children) in their final years, reasons are unknown.

Anyone wishing to donate burial or family tree information about families in this or any LaPorte County cemetery,
please contact Deanna.  See Cemetery News for D. West contact information or click on the envelopes.

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