German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

Faith United Methodist Cemetery
(Formerly Zion Evangelical Cemetery)
Cass Township
La Porte County, Indiana

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900 W & 1550 South - adjoining Faith Methodist Church

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Burial Listing

Last Name First Name Date of Birth Date of Death Additional Comments
Row #1 - - - -
Rice Glen William - infant 1973 1973 -
Bechincki Bertha A. 1915 - -
Bechinski Lloyd F 1909 1961 -
Holman Nina E 1912 - -
Holman William H 1905 1959 -
Wolter Emil G 20 May 1856 1946 -
Wolter Emma M (Sommers) 1862 1952 -
Luhm Michail(Michael) - 24 June 1871 age 81 yrs 9 mo. -Geboren in Preusen
broken stone - - - -
Pietz Rosina 1878 1877 -
Bessler Harry 24 September 1896 21 Marz 1904 sohn von A u H
Bessler Wilhelmine can not read stone - ----of E & M
Bessler Albert J 1880 1968 -
Bessler Hattie L 19 Feb 1886 2 July 1970 wife Albert - dau. Emil & Emma(Sommers) Wolter
Guse Augusta H 1893 1960 -
Guse Edward L 1890 1955 -
Row #2        
Peters Gustav - Ges 27, Mar 1875 son von August & Johanna
Bessler Emma 1875 1875 ??? -
Henning Emma I 1876 1876 -
broken infant stone - - - -
Kalwitz Tillie 1876 1964 -sister of Laura
Kalwitz Laura 1882 1936 sister of Tillie - b. Feb 20, 1884
Peter Anna R Geb D. 11 Feb. 1877 Gest D. 22 April 1877 Hier Ruh - toh v G. & M Peter
Row #3 - - - -
Wolter Robert F 19 June 1888 30 July 1968 -
Wolter Mae M 1901 ---- -
Wolter Ernest H 25 March 1894 17 July 1964 WW I Pvt. US Army Co. E 10th infantry
Redman Ida A 1893 1900 -
Redman Ewald E 1891 1958 -
Peters Wm 1880 1955 -
Bessler Minnie 9 April 1872 14 Dec 1942 -
Kalwitz Martha R 1880 1941 -
Kalwitz Emil 1870 1952 -
Bessler Amelia O (Peers) 15 Sept 1867 25 Nov 1939 "Millie" - wife of Herman L
Bessler Herman L 1867 1943 -
Reinke Gust J 1871 1934 Newspaper on Aug 22, 1934 shows Emil as given name b. Jan 16, 1871
Guse August 1855 1938 "father"
Guse Augusta 1859 1924 "mother"
Kiser Lydie F 1885 1921 "mother" wife of Louis B.
Keehn Gottlieb 1834 10 Nov 1920 age 86 "father"
Keehn Henrietta 1839 1921 "mother" "his wife"
Zippel Carl 1841 1921 "father"
Zippel Wilhelmina 1841 23 April 1916 "his wife" "mother" age 75
Henning Emma 20 Aug 1847 28 Jan 1932 "wife of Julius"
Henning Julius 14 Feb 1835 14 May 1908 -
Reinke August 26 Jan 1835 20 June 1916 -
Reinke Wilhelmine 25 Sept 1832 11 Aug 1907 "mother" "wife of August"
Peters John G 3 May 1834 4 March 1907 -
Peters Pauline 8 Feb 1846 21 June 1916 "his wife"
Donath August "vater" 10 June 1831 15 April 1911 -
Donath Louise Henreitte Geb. Den 22 Marz 1834 Gust Den 19 Marz 1906 "mutter" "ehefrau von August" alter 71 J. 11 mo 24 T.
Row #4 - - - -
Garner Robert W 4 March 1917 23 May 1956 WW II Pfc 9 Marines 3 Mar. Div
Kapelski Frank 16 March 1829 12 June 1887 Civil War
Kapelski Mother Augusta 19 Nov 1833 1 Jan 1925 "Fruhlich of Frank"
Kapelski August - Gest 7 Nov 1874 ae 14 yr 8 mo 10 da
Smith Maria Teresia 13 August 1863 10 February 1890 Gebohrene Kapelski Ehefrau von Benjamin Smith
Zippel Emma I 1880 1931 "mother"
Zippel John G. 1874 1955 "father"
Boggs Charles A 1899 1930 :father: WWI US Army 27th Regt. Infantry
Henning Ernest Julius 1869 1948 "father"
Henning Bertha 1872 1925 "mother" "his wife"
Redmann Johann C Geboren 1 Marz 1827 Gestorben 17 Feb. 1905 "father" Alter 77 J. 11 Mo 17 T.
Redmann Wilhelmine K 21 Mai 1829 5 Dec 1903 ehefrau von Johann C. 74 J. 6 Mo. 14 G
Miller Ernestine 30 Oct 1862 18 Juli 1902 "Frau von W. Miller" SELIG SIND DIE TOTTEN DIE IN DEM HERRN STERBE
Kalwitz Carl 20 May 1837 23 Feb 1902 "father"
Kalwitz Augusta L 11 Jan 1842 15 April 1934 "his wife" "mother"
Lee Karoline 14 Oct. 1869 15 Aug. 1901 "Genorem Donath" Frau W. Lee - 31 J. 10 M. 11 T.
Kalwitz Esther 1900 1909 "dau. of Gust & Caroline"
Kalwitz Caroline 16 April 1877 4 Dec 1900 "wife of Gustove"
Neuman Henry 1834 1900 "father"
Neuman Julia 1843 1926 "mother"
Bessler Michael 1821 20 August 1900 Civil War - Pvt. Army Co. H 35th Reb. Ind. Infantry - He enlisted as a Priv. on the 12 of Jan 1865 and was MO on 30 Sep. 1865
Bessler Ludwig M 1823 20 March 1900 "father"
Bessler Anna C 1835 1892 "wife of L.M."
Donath August J. D. 23 April 1873 29 June 1921 -
Donath Ernestine 5 Nov 1863 30 Maerz 1894 "Ehgatten von August J. Donath"
Peter Albert W 5 July 1875 31 Jan 1894 "John von Gottlieb & Mary"
Rosenbaum Julius E 23 Dec 1838 7 Sept. 1920 "husband of Louisa" "father"
Rosenbaum Louisa 17 Feb 1840 11 May 1893 "wife of J.E." "mother"
Peter August 1844 1904 -
Peter Johanna - 26 Aug. 1892 "frau von August" - ae. 42 J. 10 M. 5 da.
Donath Johann 23 April 1871 19 June 1892 "son of ????"
Row #5 - - - -
Heath Alan Curtis 4 Dec 1954 11 Dec 1954 -
Redman Lydia H 1892 1957 -
Bessler Arthur B. 1903 1943 "son"
Bessler Emma L. 1879 1961 "mother"
Bessler Henry J 1870 1936 "father"
Newman Louis E 1895 1957 -
Newman John A 14 Feb 1857 28 Oct 1930 "father"
Newman Ernestine C. 18 Oct 1869 1 Jan 1946 "mother"
Newman Martha E. 12 Jan 1907 March 7, 1912 "dau. John & Ernestine C."
Redman Augusta 1868 1936 -
Redman Gustav 1862 1923 -
Redman Augusta 1866 1904 -
Natzel Eduard 4 Dec. 1885 13 Sept. 1895 "John of G u V?"
Natzel Ernst 7 Marz 1814 29 Jan 1893 -
Natzel Anna K. - 13 Mai 1891 "wife of Ernst" after 81 yrs
Newman Ludwig 15 Feb 1832 12 April 1925 93 J. 1 Mo. 28 D.
Newman Christine 5 Jan 1837 7 Jan 1891 "frau von Ludwig" "mother" 54 J. 2 t.
White John G 11 Nov 1818 21 Feb 1899 -
White Fredericke S. 16 Feb 1822 24 Feb 1890 "his wife"
Pietz Anna D 14 Dec 1815 24 Feb 1890 "frau Carl A" - 75 J. 2 mo. 10 da.
Pietz Carl A. 12 Dec. 1819 1 Oct 1888 68 J. 10 Mo. 11 D
Redman Hermann J 1 June 1852 25 Feb 1886 "sohn Johann C. & Wilhelmina"
Rosenbaum Anna R. 15 May 1815 10 Feb. 1906 "wife of John"
Zippel Gotlib 1796 1884 -
Natzal Christenia W - 27 May 1881 "frau Gust" 29 yrs 1 mo. 21 da.
2 broken stones - - - -
Illegible stone - - - -
Row #6 - - - -
This row is infants and children under 12 - - - -
Bessler Dale E - 21 April 1927 -
Kalwitz Ira N 12 Aug 1909 17 Aug 1909 "son of Emil & M" - age 5 da.
Bessler Ha????? 18 April 1907 1 Sept. 1907 son of H.L. & M.
Illegible stone - - - -
Redman John O 10 Dec 1901 14 Dec. 1901 "son of Gustav E. & Augusta H.
Warnke child - - on same stone as Shei noted next line
Shei William T 2 Aug 1899 12 Nov 1900 "son of W. J. & E.
Wolter Olga H 21 May 1892 15 Nov 1892 -
stone illegible Emma C - - -
Timmerman Mable B 26 Geb 1907 - -
broken stone Emma C. - - dau. of J. & P. Knope 1888-1888
Bessler Hulda Augusta 18 Oct 1887 20 Oct 1887 dau of A & H
Bessler Ada 8 Feb 1884 16 Sept 1885 "dau. of A & H
Bessler Heinrich 6 Jan 1887 21 Feb 1887 "son of A & H"
broken stone Herman ? - - -
Ludwik Henry 1882 1882 -
Zippel Willie 1882 1882 -
Natzal August H - 30 May 1881 "son of G & W" age 2 yrs (12 yrs?) 6 mos 3 da
Rose Otelie Anna - 3 May 1881 debler von Wilhelm & Amalie - age 7 yers 23 t
Guse Albert - - infant son of Fred & Louise
stone not legible Ida ???? - - -
stone not legible - Dec 1 1878 26 March 1880 "Peter ---- of J & P"
Bessler Allan 27 Aug 1903 12 Sept 1903 "son of H. L.M."
Peter Emil
Henry
24 March 1874
28 March 1870 or 1878
9 march 1880
23 March 1881
children of J & D
Newman Emil H 5 June 1874 5 March 1880 "john of L u G"
Pietz Wilhelm U 30 Aug 1871 14 Feb 1880 ae 8 J. 5 mo 14 da. reverse side of stone not readable
broken stone - - - -
Newman Ida 1876 1879 -
Huhn (or Rohn) - - 8 March1878 "child of Gottlieb" age ????
Huhn?? Robert - 15 Mai 1879 age 1 J. 7 mo. "son of Gottlieb & Henriette"
2 stones can not read - - - -
Henning Gustav H 1868 1878 "son of Julius & Emma"
Henning Henry 1874 1878 "son of Julius & Emma"
OBITUARIES
graves not located
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Elliott Rodney 28 Feb 1954 27 April 1975 "son of Chalres & Johnie Faye (Kirk) Elliott
Rice infant stillborn 16 June 1973 "son Gene & Katherine (Holman) Rice-
Neuman John August Feb 15, 1856 Oct 28, 1930 Obit appeared Oct 30., 1930 - Born Germany
Zippel Marie Ellen (Wood) Mar 28, 1918  July 30, 1997  w/o Harvey 
Zippel  Harvey L  Apr  27, 1915 Feb 7, 2013  s/o John & Emma (Rosenbaum) Zippel

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Disclaimer: 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. Ref: Cemetery Records of LaPorte County, Indiana Vol. IV: and Miriam Benedict Chapter, NSDAR.

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