St Martin Gate

Gate at Cemetery

ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CEMETERY

DEWEY TOWNSHIP

La Porte County, Indiana

875 W   between 1800 S AND 1850 S
Photos contributed by:
Patricia Gruse Harris
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St Martin Over All photos

Overview of Cemetery
This cemetery was also named as Schimmel Cemetery. From the History of Dewey twp, LaPorte County, we take the following phrase:   "The township is settled chiefly by Germans, George P. Schimmel is probably the first one who made a settlement. He arrived on the first day of January, 1854, though Jacob Schauer came about the same time, and possible was foremost."  
From The History of the Diocese of Gary. Saint Martin of Tours Parish - The original church was located at Schimmels, about two miles northwest of LaCrosse and built in 1860. A new church was built in La Crose in 1914. The present church was built in 1932 after a disastrous fire, but the original bell from first church in Schimmels survived and is in the present church. However, the cemetery is located more northeast of LaCrosse.

Burials

SURNAME GIVENNAME MAIDEN DATE OF BIRTH DATE OF DEATH Addt’l comments ROW
Bliss Diona C 1910 ---   2
Bliss John T. 1903 1954   2
Breitenbach Arthur 29 Apr 1816 ---   10
Breitenbach August 1845 1930   11
Breitenbach Bertha 19 Dec 1874 2 Apr 1898 age 23 yrs 3 mo. 13 da. 11
Breitenbach Josephine 26 Jan 1883 4 Apr 1898 age 15 yrs. 2 mo. 8 da. 11
Breitenbach Julia II 1849 1924 wife/August 11
Bremer A. Maria   6 Sept 1861 alter 43 yrs. 7
Bremer E.       8
Bremer Ignatz   9 Nov 1861 alter 58 yrs. 7
Bremer (or Price?) Michael     son/E & M 8
Bremer M.       8
Bucher Joseph 1891 1945   1
Bucher Margaret J 1894 1918 wo Joseph 1
Burk L.G. 1887 1927   4
Burk Mary E. 1889 1937   4
Burk William B. Feb 3, 1916 May 30, 1944 WWII Cpl. U.S. Air Force 85th Depot Repair Squadron 4
Butz Donald       3
Butz Donald Dean Sept 4, 1920 Apr 12, 1970 WWII Ohio Tec 4 614 Med Clearing Co. 3
Butz Helen       3
Butz Michael Lawrence Jan 20, 1947 Jan 25, 1947 son/Donald & Helen Butz 3
Chapman Maybelle 1904 2001 wo Roy E 4
Chapman Roy E. 1902 1964   4
Cincoski Anna 1850 1882 "Mother" 12
Colich John Nov 8, 1931 Nov 12, 1931   3
Dewey Catherine E. (Huncheon) 1828 1900   11
Dewey Ella H. 1850 1920   11
Dewey Luke B. 1851 1938   11
Diskavish Anthony 5 Jan 1832 29 June 1912 "Father" 17
Diskavish Katherine 11 Nov 1839 3 Dec 1910 "Mother" 17
Fuller Catherine J 1882 1962   3
Fuller Harry E 1885 1967   3
Gluski William no dates on stone   age 80 yrs 5
Gluski "his wife"*(Wm.) no dates on stone   age 60 yrs. 5
Gorski Jozef 1874 1952   2
Gorski Jozefa 1882 1983   2
Gorski Paulette Mary 1943 1963   2
Grams Helen 1896 1924   4
Grams John J Dec 10, 1872 1939-July 27 son/Joseph & Cecelia Grams 4
Grams Mary A 1876 1955   4
Hausler Elizabeth 1861 1941   5
Hausler Eugene 1857 1921   5
Hildebrand Beverly Kay May14, 1947 May 17, 1947   3
Hucker Wilbur Kenneth, Sr. Nov. 29, 1910 Dec. 30, 1984. buried in the northeast corner  
Hucker Anna (Garber) Dec. 23, 1911 April 3, 1999 wf -Wilbur
contributed by: Betty Hucker
 
Huncheon Catherine       11
Huncheon Ellen 1836 1915   11
Huncheon Eliza       11
Huncheon Patrick 1830 1897   11
Huncheon Richard 1833 1910   11
Kasten Theresa S 1901 --   4
Kasten William E 1899 1956   4
Klabisch Joseph 1870 1934   6
Klabisch Harriet 1878 1943   6
Klabish Andrew J Aug 17, 1906 Apr 3, 1995 - 6
Klabish Anna 1833 1900 wo Frank 14
Klabish Edward A Jan 15, 1911 Aug 22, 1971   6
Klabish Felix 1904 1904   15
Klabish Frank 1827 1911 - 14
Kneifel Fredericka abt 1837   wo John 11
Kneifel John 1831 1900   11—1o
Kneifel Louisa       11
Kugel Lawrence Aug 10, 1810 Nov 6, 1891   14
Lauer Anna I 1838 1901 age 63 yrs. 14
Lauer Freddie Feb 9, 1881 Feb 16, 1891 age 10 yrs 7 da 14
Lauer John Oct 30, 1890 May 3, 1891 age 6 mo. 3 da 14
Lauer John P Aug 22, 1826 Aug 2, 1906   14
Lentz Crescentia Aug 1, 1852 Sept 22, 1886 wife/John 9
Lentz Franzis M July 2, 1886 Sept 26, 1886 dau/J & C Lentz 9
Lentz John       9
Lentz August     not legible 9
Lentz Franz     not legible 9
Mc Cormick David 1967 1967   2
Mc Farland Frank G abt 1873   He and Ida may NOT
be buried in this cem.
16
Mc Farland Ida A July 15, 1901 Apr 3, 1903 dau/Frank G & Ida C 16
Mc Farland Ida C abt 1877     16
Mahoney Jno no dates no dates Civil War Veteran 13
Mendyk Lucy 1893 1937   3
Mendyk Michael Jr. 1926 1926   3
Mishnick Ignatius Oct 21, 1852 Aug 6 1887   5
Nazimek Joseph C. Oct 17, 1919 Feb 19, 2010 WW II & Korean
See note below
Pfeil Frances C 1902 1953   4
O’Reilly Eliza 1816 1902 (Huncheon) 11
O’Reilly James 1840 1921   11
O’Reilly Mary A 1845 1863   11
Price Charles 1864 1944 "Father" 5
Price Charles H 1864 1942 "husband" 9
Price Clarence 1904 1994 husband of Salome A 3
Price Frances 1889 1955   7
Price Franciska     "Mother" 8
Price Frank A 1902 1982    
Price George March 17, 1825 June 2, 1906 - 5
Price John E June 24, 1889 Apr 2, 1894   8
Price Josef     "Father" 8
  Crosses - two crosses Crosses - 2 fancy and 2 plain crosses both sets of crosses in 8
Price Joseph 1855 1935   7
Price Leo 1895 1915   7
  A cross (no name)        
Price Magdalene June 5, 1853 Jan 24, 1920 "Mother" 7
Price Maggie Sept 26, 1882 Apr 2, 1894   8
Price Mary July 10, 1882 July 24, 1899   5
Price Mary A. 1862 1947 "wife" 9
Price Mary Anna 1879 1958 "Mother" 5
Price Mary Catherine   Dec 27, 1946 do Clarence & Salome 3
Price Mary L. Aug 17, 1886 Apr 2, 1894   3
Price Michael no date need dates might be the so Josef 8
Price Salome 1909 2002 wo Clarence 3
Rauen Elmer 1908 1909   15
Rauen John Dec 28, 1869 July 21, 1886 son/J & M 13
Riehle Martha Jane Wagner 1923 2011 - 3
Riehle Melven no date need dates - 3
Riehle Stephen Dale 1953 1957 son/Melven & Jane (Rudolph) Riehle 3
Roberts Elma C 1896 1992 wo John F Roberts 5
Roberts John F 1886 1951  see note below 5
Rudolph Anthony 1859 1925   6
Rudolph Christina 1880 1954   6
Rudolph Jane no dates no dates - 3
Rudolph Rosa 1874 1897   6
Rudolph Theresa 1835 1889   6
Rudolph William 1867 1922   6
Schabluski A       11
Schabloski Johann 14 Aug 1888 7 Oct 1888 son/R & A 11
Schabloski R       11
Schimmel Anna M Geb 1 Mai 1824 Reuhmuisdorf, Oberfrankew, Bayen Gest 18 March 1887 Valparaiso, Porter Co. Ind. frau/George P 10
Schimmel George B May 1821 Germany Dec 17, 1900
buried here?
lived with daughter & husband (John & Margaret "Maggie" Finn) 1900 census in Jasper Co., IN and died there.
arrived USA 1842
10
Trinosky Claud 1884 1896   6
Trinosky Felix 1882 1968   6
Trinosky Joseph 1850 1929 See obit
below
6
Trinosky Kathryn F 1885 1956   3
Trinosky Madglon 1847 1933   6
Trinosky or Trynoskey (Meia—Mezie M ???)   Mui 9, 1899 age 43 yrs 6 mo 18 da 4
Trinosky Max   same as above
d. Apr 9, 1899
See below I believe this is the same entry as above.
Trinosky Millie 1891 1968   6
Trinosky Wade J Apr 3, 1912 Aug 1, 1912   3
Trombolee Augusta Aug 11, 1863 Aug 18, 1891 wo George  
Tucker Agnes P 1873 1952 "Mother" 4
Tucker Aurilla M 1904 1987 wo Rainard E  
Tucker Clifford J 1911 1999 -  
Tucker Leona Mae 1916 1921   4
Tucker Orpha R 1921 1980 wo Clifford  
Tucker Rainard E 1901 1984 husb to Aurilla  
Tucker Thomas 1866 1933 "Father" 4
Tucker Warren J Jr. infant June 20, 1978  
Tucker Warren J Sr. 1941 2004 -  
Volko John 1876 1950   4
Volko Mary 1882 1972   4
Wagner Jennie M 1894 1971 "wife" 5
Wagner John F 21 Oct 1929 11 Jan 2006 so Otto & Jennie 5
Wagner Katherine M 1917 1918 do Otto & Jennie 5
White cross marks grave
Wagner Otto C 1887 1955 "Husband" 5
           

ROW 11 under TROMBLEE there is the following note:
LARGE PLOT IN CENTER OF CEMETERY
STONE SAYS "HUNCHEON-DEWEY-O’REILLY

ADDED INFORMATION
1880 Census - LaPorte County - Dewey Township
HUNCHEON, Patrick 48 farmer Born N.Y. father born-Ireland+Mother-Ireland
DEWEY, Catherine 53 sister
Orilley (O’Reilly) 59 sister-kitchen helper (B. Ireland)
Dewey, Rosa 13 niece - born Ind. - parents B. Ireland
Dewey, (I cannot distinguish print-patv) nephew - born N. Y. (parents born N. Y.)
Orilley, James 3(?) nephew - born N.Y.

Obituaries, Family Notes and News Articles

John F and Elma Roberts are buried in St. Martin's Cemetery, LaCrosse.  John was the Agent, Telegrapher for the C&O Railroad from 1946 to his death in 1951.  They were my parents and they lived in LaCrosse from the 1920s to 1939, when my dad accepted a job as Agent for the C&O in Marion, IN.  We later returned to LaCrosse after my dad suffered a heart attack and needed to have a less stressful Job.  - From the files of Ann Nazimek

Joseph Nazimek born and reared in Chicago and was of Polish descent.  He served in World War II and the Korean conflict.  He was a POW during World War II, having been captured by the Germans after his plane was shot down over Germany.  He was incarcerated for 14 months. From the files of Ann Nazimek - From webmaster:    Nazimek was a POW from May 1944 to Juy 1945.  He was a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps and had enlisted in 1942 in Illinois. 


Joseph Trinoskey - A man who had made his home in LaCrosse for 50 years, Joseph Trinoskey, age 78, died at his home there last night at 8 o'clock, following an illness of a year.
Mr. Trinoskey was a retired railroad man.
  He was born in Germany July 5, 1851. He came to this country as a young man after his marriage in 1871 to Millie Gershinski. From North Judson he came to LaCrosse.
Mr. Trinoskey was a member of St. Martin's Catholic church of LaCrosse and funeral services will be held there Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, the rev. Leo Faurote, officiating. Koseanke Brothers of LaCrosse will be in charge. Burial will be in St. Martins Cemetery.
  Surviving him are his widow; three sons, Max of Logansport, Felix of Wilders, and Andrew of Gary; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Grams of LaCrosse, Mrs. Josephine Mann of Gary; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus - Monday Jul 8, 1929.

Max Trinoskey married Augusta Rosenbaum 22 June 1874. Before Max and his BIL, Gust Rosenbaum, met with a tragic accident on 6 April 1899, he and his wife had 10 children. After his death Augusta moved herself and the children to Starke County Indiana. Details of accident on file with cemetery folder.

Thank you Pat VanDierendonck for entering these older records for submission to the WWW. Listing submitted on September 5, 2001.
Anyone wishing to donate burial or family tree information about families in this or any LaPorte County cemetery, please contact Deanna.  

Disclaimer: This cemetery is an older reading from the Cemetery Records of LaPorte Co., Indiana Volume 4. D.A.R. Ind. Miriam Benedict Chapter. LaPorte, 1978. Updating for this cemetery done May 3, 2012.

Random Photos Taken April 2008 - Page 2

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