Shippeeburg Cemetery

Springfield Township
La Porte County, Indiana
Wilhelm Rd 1/4 M South of 900N

Shippeeburg sits up on a rise and there is quite a view from it of the surrounding area and Wilhelm Road.
The tombstone photo's taken here were done in May 2001 when Linda Shortt, Holly Jenks, Gloria Arndt and Deanna West
were examining the cemetery. Holly along with her crew went out cleaned up the grounds a day or two later. Hope you enjoy these pictures
Donated information on Parker contributed by George and Betty Parker at twotexansil@earthlink.net    Parker, Orion E, Nov 28, 1892 to Nov 8, 1966

Old Burial Listing

Last Name First Name Date of Birth
or age at death
Date of Death Additional Comments
Ballou H. (Hosea?) 1818 1894 Mispelled as Ballow in 1870 census.
Ballou Augusta born & died June 11, 1865 daughter of A.W & A.R This is Albert and Almira R. (Shippee) Ballou
Ballou Marvin E age 3 years Jun 7, 1871 - son of A.W & A.R This is Albert and Almira R. (Shippee) Ballou
Bentley Irving A age 44 yrs 6 mo Sept 9, 1877 he married Adeline R. Collins 24 Aug 1852 in LaPorte Co, IN
Bentley Ralph R age 11 yrs 8 mo Sept 17, 1866 Possibly Rudolphus R. Bentley age 41 yrs 8 mos at time of death. - See note below
Bentley John age 2 yrs 23 da Feb 28, 1855 son of R.R. & B. (This might be Ralph R. and Becka.
Cummins Richard 50 yrs 3 mo 26 da Sept 10, 1861 na
Cummins Alzada 79 yr 2 mo 7 da Apr 21, 1887 wife of Richard
Dietz Alexander 58 yr 3 mo 4 da Dec 10, 1882 born Germany m. Gertrude Manul ? 3 Mar 1862
Dietz Gertrude Oct 5, 1832 Sep 9, 1902 born Germany
wf of Alexander listed above.
1900 census shows she had 3 children. All still living in 1900
Dietz Alexander Jr. July 24, 1874 Dec 16, 1908 Alexander is living at home with his mother
in Springfield twp in 1900 and he is Farming
Harrington Henry B
Nov 5, 1893
per vet card
m.Rosetta Ann Bentley in LaPorte Co.,
22 Dec 1850.
b. about 1831 in Ohio
Sadly they are divorced by 1880 census.
Harrington Chauncey E 14 yrs 10 mo 10 da July 31, 1872 son of H. B. & R.
Henry Harrington & Rosetta Bentley Harrington
Name Spelled as Harington in several census
Hein Eliza A 67 yrs 7 mo 9 da Sept 6, 1892 wife of Adam
b. Indiana
This may be Elizabeth Ann Shippee, need proof of same.
Adam was born Ohio
Hein Peter A age 9 yrs Jun 9, 1868 son of Adam & Eliza
Higgins Hiram Nov 18, 1874 Apr 13, 1946  
Higgins George W Nov 11, 1868 May 26, 1946 na
Ludlow Almira T 34 yrs 19 da Aug 10, 1879 wife of A. W.?
Lumbright John May 15, 1854 Aug 4, 1890 na
Moore Jimmy 5 yrs 3 da June 15, 1864 na
Moore Johnny 3 years Jun 13, 1867 children of S & H Moore
Murray Geneva or Genevra A. 13 yrs 6 mo 7 da Mar 22, 1866 dau of L & A. M.
Ray Mrs. Henry      
Shippee Amanda 1867 1923 na
Shippee Hiram 1857 1935 na
Shippee Oliver 90 yrs 3 mo 25 da July 14, 1871 na
Shippee Hannah 77 yrs 3 mo 5 da Aug 12, 1862 wife of Oliver
Shippee Nemiah 1798 1877 na
Shippee Laura 1801 1884 na
Shippee Adam 1854 1933 na
Shippee Alfretta 1858 1928 wife of Adam
Shippee George W 62 yr 8 mo 27 da Dec 26, 1872 -
Shippee Eliza Ann 32 yr 21 da June 22 1855 wife of George W.
Shippee Hosea June 2, 1806 Dec 15, 1886 Civil War Veteran
Shippee Alba C Feb 13, 1814 Feb 4, 1891 wife of Hosea
Shippee Earl June 22, 1839 Nov 2, 1890 son Hosea & Alba
Shippee L Augusta 2 yr 5 mo 6 da Apr 26, 1860 dau of D & L
Slater Josephus 1860 1943 na
Slater Viola 1860 1938 (Mother)
Slater Hosea S. 1855 1933 (Father)
Slater David Aug 21, 1817 Feb 2, 1899  
Slater Adaline Mar 7, 1821 June 7, 1892 wife of David A
Slater Ira C. Sept 23, 1850 Sept 14, 1856 son of David & Adaline
Slater George W 1829 1919 Civil War Veteran
Note: George W. Slater married Almeda Shippee on 07 Jun 1866 in LaPorte County, IN
Slater Harriet A 1827 1911 wife of Geo. W.
Slater Rosanna A 1842 1917 wife of S
Slater infant b & d Aug 17, 1865 na
Slater Freddie 11 da Mar 25, 1876 son of W & E
Slater Belle G 1 yr 7 mo 8 da Apr 8, 1881 Dau of H. S. & V.
Slater Julia 1826 1875 wife of S
Slater Henrietta b & d May 16, 1867 na
Slater Lillie b & d June 14, 1868 na
Slater Job Aug 24, 1870 Dec 18, 1877 na
Slater Arthur Apr 30, 1882 Aug 12, 1890 na
Slater Edward Feb 21, 1883 Aug 7, 1890 na
Slater Harry b & d Jan 14, 1890 children of G & A
Smith Andrew P 1839 1912 Civil War
Smith Georgiana 1844 1944 wife of Andrew P
Stiles D. U. Grant 3 yrs 6 mo 29 da May 31, 1869 son of M.R. & H. N.
Stiles M. Crovola 2 yrs 1 mo 11 da Mar 15, 1864 son of M.R. & H.N.
Stiles Neva Pearl b & d June 4, 1881 dau. Wm. H. & Celia
Terwilliger Stephen 87 yrs 2 mo 22 da May 9, 1867 na
Terwilliger Susannah 82 yrs 9 mo 22 da Apr 29, 1866 wife of Stephen
Vader Alan Apr 30, 1843 Apr 1 1898 Civil War
Vader George W 14 years Jun 5, 1873 son of A & A
Vader William 24 yrs 4 mo 4 da Dec 20, 1877 na
Warwick Anna Belle 2 yrs 3 mo 20 da Oct 26, 18?? dau of Isaac & Minnie
West Clenton (Clinton) 87 yrs 10 mo 16 da Aug 9, 1890 na
West Mary Ann 1817 1905 na
Young Clarence May 12, 1888 Aug 27, 1889 son of George & E. L.

For Larger photo of stones seen below, click on picture.

 
Shippee Hosea

Allen Vader

Adam Shippee

Alfretta Shippee

James & Louisa Higgins

Julia S. Slater

Mary Ann West

Nemiah & Laura Shippee

Nevia Pearl Siles
 

Abba C Shippee

Alzada Commins

George W. & Eliza Ann Shippee

Donated Obituaries        View at La Porte County Obituaries

Family history - Bentley, Rudolphus R. (son of Joseph Bentley of New York state) There is enough census and
family information to indicate that the above tombstone reading may be in error as far as the age of death. Rudolphus appears with his father
in the 1850 federal census in Springfield, La Porte Co., Census. Joseph Bentley born about 1779, arrived sometime around 1835 in La Porte County.
By 1860 Rudolphus R. Bentley appears on the census as Ralph Bentley with his wife Beckie and two of their children, ages 5 & 3.
After Rudolphus death, Rebecca married Daniel Ott, took her two surviving children and went to Pennsylvania for a period of time.
Then all returned to La Porte County, where her son Albert Bentley wed Mary Mann and they lived out there lives here and our records indicate
Mary to be buried in Greenwood Cemetery, this county. Greenwood Cemetery office is an active office and may be contacted to se if Albert is also buried there.

Harrington, Henry B. -  Source: Daily Herald, Wednesday, November 8, 1893

Mrs. Alfretta Shippee - Oct 19, 1928 

Adam Shippee - September 28, 1933

Amanda Shippee - May 14, 1923

Ray, Mrs. Henry - Mrs. Henry Ray, who came here last fall from Ohio, died of scrofula Friday, March 6th, 1896. Sunday afternoon brief but impressive services were held at her late home, conducted by Elde E. W. Davis. Interment in the Shippee cemetery. Deceased leaves a husband, one daughter and three sons.
    Additional note: 1900 Census, Galena Twp., La Porte Co., Indiana Ray, Henry, widow, born Oct, 1843 in OhioWilbur, son, born Mar, 1880 in IndianaElzy F., son, born Mar, 1883 in Indiana Norman, son, born Sept, 1889 in Indiana (believe the daughter mentioned in the obit. is Jane (Mrs. Frank) Harrington, based on 1910 census records indicating Norman is living with brother-in-law)

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