Downing Cemetery

Kankakee Township

La Porte County, Indiana

Located in E1/2, NW1/4, Sec. 20, Twp. 37N, Range 2W
Approx. 1 1/2 m. N of Ind. Hwy 2 on 150E
About 150’ W (behind) Michael Adams residence
3030N 150E on Maurice Adams property
Copyrighted 2012

Read 3 March 2001 by: Patricia GRUSE HARRIS

#1 In Memory of ELIZABETH wife of JACOB J. WAGNER who died Feb. 2nd 1844 aged (55) years. *

#2 MARY M. Dau. of C. B. & S. DAVIS Died ( ) 2, 1850 Aged ( ) & 20 days ** ++

#3 LOUISA F. Dau. of S. & E. DOWNING Died Sept. (9, 1859) AE. 2 Y’s 6 mo. * +

#4 BETSY A. Dau. of ( ) DAVIS Died Sept. 1( ), (1)844 Aged 2 Y’rs. 2 Mo’s. *

#5 PHI(N)EAS Son of D. & M. S. CARPENTER Died Oct. ( ) AE. 15 Y’s 7 Mo. 18 ds. ** ++

#6 POLLY S. wife of DANIEL CARPENTER Died (Nov. 5, 1870 age 60 yrs.) *

#7 At Rest DANIEL CARPENTER Feb. 23, 1875, Ag’d 65 Y’s 9 M’s 18 d’s

Others believed to have been buried in this cemetery:
SAMUEL DOWNING husband of ELIZABETH WAGNER Died June 30, 1881 Age 67 yrs. 10 mos. 7 days +
ELIZA (ELIZABETH) WAGNER DOWNING Died 30 May 1900 Age 84 yrs. 2 mos. 16 ds. +
DAVID W. DOWNING son of S. & E. DOWNING Died 10 Jan. 1864 Age 18 yrs. 3 mos. 21 ds. +
JACOB J. WAGNER - Age 70 in 1850 census
PHOEBE CARPENTER - Baby of D. & P. CARPENTER
* Dates in ( ) cannot be seen on stones at this reading, but were seen in earlier tombstone readings.
** Inscriptions not found on any previous readings.
( ) Not legible and not found in any previous readings.
+ Moved to Pine Lake Cemetery
++ Names not found on any previous cemetery readings.

Ref: Older Burial records.

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Additional Comments
Carpenter Daniel
Feb 23, 1875 age 65 yrs 9 mo 18 da
Carpenter Polly Wagner
Nov 5, 1870 his wife
Davis Betsy A
1844
Downing Louisa F
Sept 9, 1859 See * as end of listing
Wagner Elizabeth
Feb 2, 1844 age 55 yrs
Wagner Jacob
after 1850 census 1850 census show him 70 year old

** other burials


















 





         

* Louisa F. Downing moved to Pine Lake Cemetery where there is also a marker for her.
(Buried with her parents Samuel and Eliza Wagner Downing.

** It is believed there are other children and possibly adults buried at Downing cemetery.

Cemeteries of LaPorte County