Gate at Cemetery
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS CEMETERY
La Porte County, Indiana
875 W between 1800 S AND 1850 SPhotos contributed by:
Patricia Gruse Harris
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.
|SURNAME||GIVENNAME MAIDEN||DATE OF BIRTH||DATE OF DEATH||Addt’l comments||ROW|
|Breitenbach||Arthur||29 Apr 1816||---||10|
|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|
|Bremer||A. Maria||6 Sept 1861||alter 43 yrs.||7|
|Bremer||Ignatz||9 Nov 1861||alter 58 yrs.||7|
|Bremer (or Price?)||Michael||son/E & M||8|
|Bucher||Margaret J||1894||1918||wo Joseph||1|
|Burk||William B.||Feb 3, 1916||May 30, 1944||WWII Cpl. U.S. Air Force 85th Depot Repair Squadron||4|
|Butz||Donald Dean||Sept 4, 1920||Apr 12, 1970||WWII Ohio Tec 4 614 Med Clearing Co.||3|
|Butz||Michael Lawrence||Jan 20, 1947||Jan 25, 1947||son/Donald & Helen Butz||3|
|Chapman||Maybelle||1904||2001||wo Roy E||4|
|Colich||John||Nov 8, 1931||Nov 12, 1931||3|
|Dewey||Catherine E. (Huncheon)||1828||1900||11|
|Diskavish||Anthony||5 Jan 1832||29 June 1912||"Father"||17|
|Diskavish||Katherine||11 Nov 1839||3 Dec 1910||"Mother"||17|
|Gluski||William||no dates on stone||age 80 yrs||5|
|Gluski||"his wife"*(Wm.)||no dates on stone||age 60 yrs.||5|
|Grams||John J||Dec 10, 1872||1939-July 27||son/Joseph & Cecelia Grams||4|
|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
|Klabish||Andrew J||Aug 17, 1906||Apr 3, 1995||-||6|
|Klabish||Edward A||Jan 15, 1911||Aug 22, 1971||6|
|Kneifel||Fredericka||abt 1837||wo John||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|
|Mc Farland||Frank G||abt 1873||He and Ida may
be buried in this cem.
|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|
|Mishnick||Ignatius||Oct 21, 1852||Aug 6 1887||5|
|Nazimek||Joseph C.||Oct 17, 1919||Feb 19, 2010||WW II & Korean
See note below
|Price||Clarence||1904||1994||husband of Salome A||3|
|Price||George||March 17, 1825||June 2, 1906||-||5|
|Price||John E||June 24, 1889||Apr 2, 1894||8|
|Crosses - two crosses||Crosses - 2 fancy and 2||plain crosses||both sets of crosses in||8|
|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 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|
|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||Jane||no dates||no dates||-||3|
|Schabloski||Johann||14 Aug 1888||7 Oct 1888||son/R & A||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
daughter & husband (John & Margaret "Maggie" Finn) 1900
census in Jasper Co., IN and died there.
arrived USA 1842
|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||Wade J||Apr 3, 1912||Aug 1, 1912||3|
|Trombolee||Augusta||Aug 11, 1863||Aug 18, 1891||wo George|
|Tucker||Aurilla M||1904||1987||wo Rainard E|
|Tucker||Orpha R||1921||1980||wo Clifford|
|Tucker||Rainard E||1901||1984||husb to Aurilla|
|Tucker||Warren J Jr.||infant||June 20, 1978|
|Tucker||Warren J Sr.||1941||2004||-|
|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
ROW 11 under TROMBLEE there is the following note:
LARGE PLOT IN CENTER OF CEMETERY
STONE SAYS "HUNCHEON-DEWEY-O’REILLY
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.
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