TINKEL CEMETERY

Tinkle Cemetery lies on the east side of the road dividing Van Buren and Washington Townships. It is in Section 19 of Van Buren Township a half mile south of the little town of Landessville. The deed recorded for this cemetery reads as follows: "This indenture witnesseth that Jacob C. Tinkel and Mary A. Tinkel his wife of Grant County in the state of Indiana, convey and warrant to the German Baptist Church of Grant County in the state of Indiana for the sum of one dollar the following real estate in Grant County in the state of Indiana towit: one square acre out of *************section 19************** The same is for burying ground. In witness thereof , the said Jacob C. Tinkel and Mary A. Tinkel his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals this 12th day of August 1876." The cemetery is barren but has a strong fence around it. The oldest stone bears the date of April 25, 1867. The above was written by the DAR in the 1940's. I worked in this cemetery in the summer of 1996. It is still a lonely, barren kind of cemetery. Surrounded on 3 sides by farm fields and on the fourth side by 600 E. One interesting thing to note here is the fact that the cemetery is in Van Buren Township, but the church spoken of above was across the road in Washington Township. There are still occasional burials being made at this cemetery. The last marked grave I found was in 1988. I found an interesting story in "Whitson's History of Grant County - 1914" page 275, about a cyclone that struck the church in 1877. "The German Baptist or Dunkard church was built on the east line of the township (Washington) in 1874. The oversight of this church was in the hands of the elders, John M. Baker and Jacob Tinkle. It was a one-story structure built of brick with a floor laid on the joists of the upper ceiling, making a large room or attic above. On the 20th day of May, 1877, this church was partially destroyed by a cyclone. A Union Sunday school had been organized by the good people of the vicinity. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon on the date mentioned, when perhaps one hundred and fifty persons were engaged in the study of the lesson, a threatening cloud accompanied by lightning flashes and rolling thunder made its appearance. This was met by another cloud from another direction. Soon they met and assumed a whirling motion. The storm came first in the shape of hail, which caused a disturbance among the teams hitched about. Several men went out to quiet the teams, which with the hail naturally and fortunately attracted most of the children and others to the windows. By this time the furious wind had pushed in the west gable wall and unroofed the building. Half the upper floor gave away and came down with a crash. The east gable was blown outward, scattering mortar and brick on men and boys who happened to be outside. Only two of the score of persons caught under the debris were killed. They were John Jackson and Eddie Mills, two exemplary young men of the neighborhood. My mother, the last Mrs. John Howard, was among the seriously injured and the last person removed from the wreck. I remember this event as the most horrifying experience of my childhood days." The above narrative was given by the granddaughter of Maurice and Matilda Howard, pioneers of the community. Interesting to note is that I didn't find any markers for the two men who were killed by this catastrophe. There markers could have been lost or they could have been buried somewhere else. (NOTE: I believe these two young men are buried in the Union/Washington Twp. Cemetery.) The earliest marked grave was that of Eliza wife of Henry Tinkle. She died Nov. 1, 1866. The next one wasn't until 1871, so we can surmise many stones are probably missing. * Denotes a stone not found at this time.

Tinkel Cemetery

Baker, Andrew Jan. 4, 1845 - Aug. 18, 1921 "Father" S/S with Mary A. Anna Oct. 21, 1883 - Dec. 8, 1954 S/S with William N. Beryl L. son of _____ died Aug. 7, 1895 aged 1y.11m.7d. (Badly weathered and almost totally illegible, not even sure if what I have recorded above is correct. Buried with Bakers.) Charley Apr. 30, 1883 - Oct. 20, 1975 Christopher Mar. 17, 1840 - May 1, 1906 S/S with Sarah E. Clara A. dau of J. & M. Baker died Jan. 10, 1871 aged 3y.5m.29d. Clarinda J. dau of J. & M. Baker died Sept. 12, 1875 aged 2y.23d. Fred 1885 - 1979 S/S with M. Elizabeth Helen L. Sept. 11, 1917 (only one date on stone) Jacob died Jan. 18, 1877 aged 28y.4m. John M. died Jan. 18, 1892 aged 81y.3m.21d. S/S with Mary M. Elizabeth 1887 - 1973 S/S with Fred Martha V. wife of Christopher Baker died Dec. 1, 1892 aged 52y.11m.4d. Mary wife of J.M. Baker died Dec. 30, 1908 aged 90y.4m.25d. S/S with John M. Mary A. wife of Andrew Baker Apr. 26, 1843 - Aug. 26, 1913 "Mother" S/S with Andrew Mary M. (Baker) 1876 - 1950 S/S with Hugh E. Jones "Waiting His Coming" Nancy A. 1854 - 1938 S/S with Stephen "Till the day break:" Sarah E. wife of Christopher Baker Feb. 22, 1842 - ____ S/S with Christopher Stephen 1853 - 1928 S/S with Nancy A. William N. Sept. 23, 1883 - Jan. 16, 1977 S/S with Anna Ballard, Freeman E. died Dec. 22, 1899 aged 60y.17d. Jas. A. died Aug. 23, 1900 aged 33y.5m.7d. William F. died December 28, 1932 "Indiana Pvt. SATC Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce" Bantham, Sarah 1837 - 1921 "Mother" "Gone but not forgotten" Betzner, Harry son of Hy & Fanny Betzner Sept. 7, 1895 - Sept. 30, 1896 Roy son of Hy & Fanny Betzner Apr. 20, 1892 - Dec. 12, 1896 Wm. Benjamin son of David born in Canada Nov. 3, 1873 died Aug. 5, 1898 aged 22y.9m.2d. Biddlecome, James E. 1846 - 1910 Julia E. 1857 - 1900 Boller, Docia L. 1868 - 1959 S/S with Thomas A. Malinda 1858 - 1946 S/S with William D. Margaret E. Feb. 17, 1849 - Aug. 24, 1925 Shannon May 26, 1886 - May 17, 1937 Thomas A. 1862 - 1942 S/S with Docia L. William D. 1847 - 1909 S/S with Malinda Boxell, Jesse 1874 - 1949 S/S with Lizzie Lizzie 1885 - 1967 S/S with Jesse Pauline Raydell - Custard dau of Jesse & Elizabeth Boxell 1909 - 1988 Sherman W. baby of J.W. & S.E. Boxell born & died Oct. 8, 1912 Brenneman, Earl son of J.C. & B.V. Brenneman died July 4, 1900 aged 6m.25d. Brewer, Hiram 1883 - 1938 Keturah E. 1858 - 1938 S/S with Samuel S. Samuel S. 1852 - 1931 S/S with Keturah E. Brooks, Amanda M. dau of Wm. & C. Brooks died Aug. 26, 1879 aged 1year (Badly weathered and illegible.) Burwick, Corah E. dau of J.L. & S.J. Burwick died July 15, 1892 aged 12y.2m.15d. Campbell, Alexander husband of Hester Campbell Jan. 1, 1826 - Mar. 6, 1892 aged 56y.2m.5d. "Farewell my wife and children all From you a father God has called" Clevenger, Belinda 1847 - 1926 "Mother" Florence M. dau of S.S. & B.S. Clevenger 1882 - 1897 Lydia J. 1871 - 1946 S/S with William O. Simon Co. K 118 Ind. Inf. Vaughn L. 1897 - 1914 William O. 1873 - 1958 S/S with Lydia J. Close, Alice J. 1868 - 1943 Cochran, William H. 1831 - 1911 Custard, Pauline Raydell - Custard dau of Jesse & Elizabeth Boxell 1909 - 1988 Daughtrey, Lucetta 1899 - 1931 Dickey, Luvenia (Dickey) Lafferty 1865 - 1919 "Mother" S/S with Watson C. Lafferty Dudgeon, E.E. Feb. 22, 1855 - Sept. 28, 1911 S/S with Matilda Matilda wife of E.E. Dudgeon Apr. 25, 1867 - (No death date given.) S/S with E.E. Dudgeon Dykes, Arlie E. born & died May 10, 1909 S/S with Rome S. Charlotte 1856 - 1930 S/S with Elijah J. Elijah J. 1850 - 1915 S/S with Charlotte Rome S. born & died July 6, 1908 S/S with Arlie E. Eastes, L.F. Co. B 36 Ind. Inf. Endsley, A. died Feb. 7, 1897 aged 73y.1m.25d. "Father" S/S with Mary A.M. Annie E. wife of Ross Endsley Mar. 31, 1878 - Apr. 30, 1898 Aaron Mar. 22, 1868 - June 13, 1922 "Father" Bryan son of A. & V. Endsley died Sept. 18, 1902 aged 11m.23d. "At rest" Eva L. dau of A. & M.E. Endsley died Nov. 23, 1897 aged 2y.9m.14d. Hannah N. wife of B. Endsley died Nov. 27, 1896 aged 25y.2m.5d. Mary A.M. wife of A. Endsley died Jan. 7, 1890 aged 61y.8m.7d. "Mother" S/S with A. Endsley Nancy (Endsley) wife of Wm. W. Hewitt Apr. 30, 1858 - Aug. 1, 1902 aged 44y.3m.1d. Sarah wife of John Endsley died Oct. 10, 1893 aged 56y.2m.18d. Willie son of A. & V. Endsley died Sept. 25, 1906 aged 1y.2m.23d. "At rest" Ervin, Edna A. Weikal - Ervin 1889 - 1966 Evans, Jennettie 1860 - 1923 S/S with Samuel Samuel 1850 - 1927 S/S with Jenettie Fitzpatrick, Mildred S. dau of E. & G. Fitzpatrick died Jan. 6, 1899 aged 3m.28d. S/S with her twin Wilfred C. Wilfred C. son of E. & G. Fitzpatrick born & died Sept. 8, 1898 S/S with his twin Mildred S. Garber, David B. 1865 - 1937 S/S with Della Della 1869 - 1951 S/S with David B. Infant dau of D.B. & D. Garber born & died Apr. 1, 1899 Melvin son of D.B. & Della Garber born & died June 11, 1894 Russell B. son of D.B. & D. Garber June 4, 1906 - Sept. 6, 1906 Glover, Cynthia A. wife of Isaac Glover Oct. 25, 1865 - Oct. 25, 1912 S/S with Isaac Isaac June 4, 1866 - Sept. 1, 1954 S/S with Cynthia A. Iva C. Apr. 21, 1893 - Aug. 17, 1967 "Rest in peace" Ralph L. Nov. 16, 1930 - Nov. 30, 1951 "Sgt. Co. A 58 Inf. Regt. Korea" Ruth dau of I.C. & C.A. Glover Jan. 15, 1901 - Sept. 15, 1901 Wayne F. Mar. 23, 1926 - Feb. 9, 1971 "Brother" Haston, Infant dau of O.C. & M.F. Haston born & died Mar. 6, 1897 Infant son of O.C. & M.F. Haston born & died Mar. 6, 1897 Hays, Alma 1875 - 1928 "Mother" S/S with Andrew J. Andrew J. 1877 - 1902 "Father" S/S with Alma Andrew J. son of A.J. & A. Hays born & died Mar. 8, 1903 Gladys infant dau of A.J. & A. Hays born & died May 26, 1897 Heckard, Amanda J. 1882 - 1902 George A. 1880 - 1945 Lillian Irene 1887 - 1963 Lydia A. Aug. 22, 1878 - Nov. 10, 1896 "Sister" "Gone but not forgotten" Mary E. July 13, 1857 - Jan. 17, 1943 "Mother" Solomon Feb. 14, 1851 - Dec. 23, 1935 "Father" Hensley, Mary Belle died Dec. 25, 1912 aged 80 years Hewitt, Nancy (Endsley) wife of Wm. W. Hewitt Apr. 30, 1858 - Aug. 1, 1902 aged 44y.3m.1d. Hills, Amos W. "Co. D 41 Ohio Inf." Hodson, Adda M. Jan. 1878 - Sept. 1934 S/S with John W. John W. Mar. 1863 - Apr. 1946 S/S with Adda M. (No day was given for birth or death dates.) Horton, Ethel M. 1904 - 1940 "Mother" Huff, Elvira Dec. 18, 1863 - Feb. 20, 1957 S/S with John M. Gladice dau of J.M. & E.E. Huff died July 1, 1894 S/S with Goldie and Mitchel (Badly weathered and illegible - no other information was given.) Goldie dau of J.M. & E.E. Huff died Apr. 6, 1892 S/S with Gladice and Mitchel (Badly weathered and illegible - no other information was given.) John M. Jan. 19, 1863 - Oct. 30, 1940 S/S with Elvira Mitchel son of J.M. & E.E. Huff died Jan. 22, 1889 S/S with Gladice and Goldie (Badly weathered and illegible - no other information was given.) Johnson, Allie 1868 - 1924 "Beloved Mother" Bessie M. 1880 - 1950 "Grandmother" Cathern wife of Enos R. 1845 - 1928 S/S with Enos R. Elsie Pearl dau of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Johnson 1908 - 1928 Enos R. 1830 - 1911 S/S with Cathern John W. 1876 - 1939 "Grandfather" Louie dau of J.J. & M.M. Johnson 1874 - 1908 "At rest" Jones, Hugh E. 1869 - 1944 S/S with Mary M. (Baker) Mary M. (Baker) 1876 - 1950 S/S with Hugh E. Jones "Waiting His Coming" King, Ada P. 1885 - 1957 S/S with Oscar C. Oscar C. 1875 - 1957 S/S with Ada P. Kiser, Elizabeth I. born Sept. 3, 1866 died Mar. 12, 1889 aged 22y.6m.9d. Kitch, Sarah E. wife of Jacob Kitch Feb. 23, 1856 - Mar. 31, 1909 Knight, * Amanda C. Jan. 3, 1851 - Feb. 13, 1880 * Wm. H. July 31, 1847 - Oct. 17, 1921 (These 2 entries were hand written in the DAR books. I didn't find any stones for them. SDW - 1996) Korporal, Delyte Sept. 28, 1902 - Sept. 2, 1903 S/S with Eva M. Eva M. Jan. 29, 1895 - Oct. 26, 1913 S/S with Delyte Paul J. Oct. 20, 1916 - July 7, 1927 "Our beloved son" Lafferty, Luvenia (Dickey) 1865 - 1919 "Mother" S/S with Watson C. Watson C. 1865 - 1900 "Father" S/S with Luvenia (Dickey) Lawrence, J. Edward 1865 - 1944 S/S with Ollie B. Ollie B. 1872 - 1911 S/S with J. Edward Lee, Anna L. Mar. 19, 1863 - May 10, 1926 "At rest" Joseph W. Oct. 4, 1829 - Oct. 23, 1916 "Father" S/S with Lucetta Leander son of J.W. & L. Lee Feb. 15, 1865 - Sept. 16, 1907 Lucetta Apr. 14, 1831 - Feb. 26, 1904 "Mother" S/S with Joseph W. Line, * Ann C. wife of Simeon Line Feb. 9, 1822 - Feb. 2, 1898 * Simeon Oct. 17, 1814 - Apr. 1895 Losure, Alta L. dau of S. & S.J. Losure Feb. 6, 1899 - July 1, 1900 Charles M. Oct. 12, 1855 - Nov. 27, 1914 David F. 1866 - 1943 "Father" S/S with Myrtle H. Donald A. 1906 - ____ S/S with Hildred E. Etta Losure - Mathias 1897 - 1943 "Mother" Glenn Earl Dec. 1, 1903 - Dec. 14, 1937 Hildred E. 1913 - 1992 S/S with Donald A. Infant dau of C.M. & S. Losure born & died May 9, 1900 Infant dau of C.M. & S. Losure born & died Aug. 26, 1901 John son of C.M. & S. Losure Apr. 12, 1882 - Mar. 11, 1906 Mamie dau of D.F. & M.H. Losure died Aug. 4, 1900 aged 4y.9m.19d. Myrtle H. 1873 - 1953 "Mother" S/S with David F. Rex son of C.M. & S. Losure July 12, 1898 - Nov. 30, 1918 Samantha May 6, 1859 - July 13, 1949 Love, James died Oct. 30, 1875 aged 45y.5m.28d. "Father" S/S with Lydia A. Lydia A. wife of James Love died Mar. 4, 1916 aged 80y.6m.9d. "Mother" S/S with James Nellie L. Feb. 1, 1888 - Feb. 7, 1904 Large lot marker for Nellie L. Love reads: "Holy Bible - Gone but not forgotten" Lyons, Herbert 1915 - 1916 Mathias, Etta Losure - Mathias 1897 - 1943 "Mother" Helen Christina Mar. 12, 1917 - July 24, 1917 Miller, Amanda 1874 - 1953 S/S with J. Andrew and Mella M. Caroline Miller wife of Wm. Stotler died Feb. 27, 1901 aged 41y.7m.1d. "Mother" Cora B. 1884 - 1948 D. Leon 1897 - 1965 J. Andrew 1873 - 1962 S/S with Amanda and Mella M. Margaret C. wife of M.H. Miller died June 19, 1901 aged 84y.1m.7d. S/S with Moses H. Mella M. born & died 1896 S/S with Amanda and J. Andrew Moses H. died Nov. 28, 1898 aged 85 years S/S with Margaret C. Mintz, Infant son of C.C. & A. Mintz Nov. 11, 1901 - Nov. 12, 1901 Morehead, Daunita J. 1931 - 1932 Murphy, Peter S. Dec. 11, 1844 - Oct. 23, 1924 "Co. L 7th Ind. Cav." S/S with Sidney Sidney wife of Peter S. Murphy Mar. 14, 1854 - May 16, 1909 Myers, Michael Lee June 31, 1956 - June 22, 1965 Oliver, Everett died July 13, 1887 aged 45y.1m. Lucinda M. 1869 - 1951 S/S with Ohmar C. Lydia J. dau of E. & E. Oliver died Sept. 10, 1878 aged 4y.8m.10d. Ohmar C. 1868 - 1926 S/s with Lucinda M. Overholtz, Dorothy born & died 1915 Pence, Herbert Nov. 18, 1903 - May 30, 1916 Jennie 1876 - 1954 Leon May 20, 1900 - Oct. 17, 1901 R.G. 1874 - 1930 "Mason" Pope, Clinton 1876 - 1936 "A Christian by example" James L. 1836 - 1919 M.E. wife of J.L. Pope June 21, 1839 - Nov. 7, 1908 Powell, Delia M. 1851 - 1939 S/S with John P. John P. died April 4, 1898 aged 51y.9m.1d. S/S with Delia M. Leah Beatrice died Sept. 6, 1901 aged 4y.2m.8d. Pulley, Adam "Co. F 34 Ind. Inf." Amaziah 1858 - 1942 S/S with Rachal A. Elizabeth 1850 - 1927 Goldie L. May 10, 1885 - Nov. 5, 1886 Icy Kay dau of M. & K.E. Pulley died Aug. 16, 1901 aged 17y.3m.8d. "We loved her, yes we loved her But angels loved her more Our God has called her home To yonder shining shore" Jesse A. May 10, 1872 - June 2, 1940 "Father" John L. Feb. 18, 1872 - Oct. 21, 1918 Keturah 1851 - 1926 S/S with Marion Lora Bell born & died Oct. 29, 1910 Marion 1847 - 1923 S/S with Keturah Mary B. wife of William B. Pulley July 22, 1836 - Apr. 26, 1927 S/S with William B. Mary G. May 25, 1920 - Aug. 20, 1920 Rachal A. 1857 - 1938 S/S with Amaziah Raymond J. born & died Apr. 4, 1890 "Infant" Samuel G. Mar. 3, 1876 - Sept. 25, 1876 William B. July 5, 1832 - Jan. 25, 1913 S/S with Mary B. Raydell, Pauline Raydell - Custard dau of Jesse & Elizabeth Boxell 1909 - 1988 Reynolds, Benjamin son of J.W. & M.I. Reynolds 1888 - 1890 "Brother" Robinson, Alice E. Mar. 2, 1871 - Dec. 3, 1956 Wade Mar. 24, 1862 - Dec. 29, 1911 There is a large Robinson lot marker between these 2 stones. Shinholt, Catherine J. nee Shinholt died Apr. 6, 1883 aged 59y.9m.13d. S/S with Eliza, Henry and Sarah A. Tinkel Shockey, Ethel L. 1891 - 1987 Speer, Addie M. 1888 - 1961 S/S with Clinton L. Clinton L. 1884 - 1955 S/S with Addie M. Stotler, Caroline Miller wife of Wm. Stotler died Feb. 27, 1901 aged 41y.7m.1d. "Mother" Tinkel, Catherine J. nee Shinholt died Apr. 6, 1883 aged 59y.9m.13d. S/S with Eliza, Henry and Sarah A. Charles H. June 13, 1871 - Feb. 23, 1948 S/S with Mary Cora Alice dau of N. & H. Tinkel died Dec. 27, 1878 aged 1y.2m.8d. Daniel Nov. 10, 1837 - June 16, 1923 S/S with Susanna Eliza wife of Henry Tinkel died Nov. 1, 1866 aged 57y.2m.8d. S/S with Catherine J. Shinholt - Tinkel, Henry and Sarah A. Emma E. 1905 - ____ Genette dau of N. & H. Tinkel died Apr. 11, 1876 aged 2d. Henry died Mar. 30, 1896 aged 85y.29d. S/S with Catherine J. Shinholt - Tinkel, Eliza and Sarah A. Huldah 1844 - 1921 S/S with Nelson Infant dau of I.S. & M.A. Tinkle born & died Jan. 3, 1898 (Notice the spelling of Tinkel/Tinkle) Isaac S. 1872 - 1957 S/S with Martha A. Jacob Sept. 4, 1840 - July 7, 1889 "Father" S/S with Mary A. John Wm. died Mar. 26, 1892 aged 24y.9m.25d. Lydia wife of Daniel Tinkel 1844 - 1921 Martha A. 1871 - 1948 S/S with Isaac S. Mary Dec. 22, 1871 - Sept. 16, 1937 S/S with Charles H. Mary A. wife of Jacob Tinkel Dec. 15, 1842 - Jan. 20, 1908 "Mother" S/S with Jacob Nellie A. dau of I.S. & M.A. Tinkle Sept. 12, 1907 - Mar. 2, 190_ (Death date broken off - notice the spelling of Tinkel/Tinkle) Nelson 1845 - 1879 S/S with Huldah Sarah A. dau of H. & E. Tinkel died Oct. 30, 1878 aged 27y.8m.12d. S/S with Catherine J. Shinholt - Tinkel, Henry and Eliza Susanna wife of Daniel Tinkel June 29, 1838 - Apr. 13, 1910 S/S with Daniel Toler, John died Mar. 24, 1904 aged 46y.7m.29d. S/S with Margaret J. Margaret J. wife of John Toler died July 13, 1934 aged 81y.3m.11d. S/S with John "At Rest" NOTE: John & Margaret has a newer stone beside the older one that reads: John 1857 - 1904 "Father" Margaret 1853 - 1934 "Mother" Weikal, Charles F. 1890 - 1920 Edna A. Weikal - Ervin 1889 - 1966 Welsh, Charles A. 1848 - 1934 "Father" S/S with Mary L. Eve A. born & died Apr. 4, 1903 S/S with Thelma Jimmy Ray born & died Oct. 17, 1925 Mary L. 1857 - 1935 "Mother" S/S with Charles A. Thelma born & died Jan. 12, 1905 S/S with Eve A. Whiteneck, Martin Sept. 19, 1830 - June 3, 1913 Whiteside, Erma Alice 1878 - 1937 Gladys May 7, 1898 - Aug. 6, 1906 (No last name on this homemade stone - . but buried with Whiteside.) Harvey 1868 - 1894 S/S with Sarah E. Sarah E. 1866 - 1895 S/S with Harvey Susan M. wife of William B. Whiteside 1848 - 1919 S/S with William B. William B. 1847 - ___ S/S with Susan M. William B. has a separte military stone: "Co. B 74th Ind. Inf." William E. 1874 - 1946 Witmer, Nancy 1822 - 1910 Yarger, Davy L. 1887 - 1898 Harriett wife of W.F. Yarger 1867 - 1900 "Mother" S/S with W.F. W.F. 1849 - ____ S/S with Harriett "Father" Zuck, Edward 1869 - 1918 "Father" Etta V. 1872 - 1963 "Mother" Unknown, Beryl L. son of _____ died Aug. 7, 1895 aged 1y.11m.7d. (Badly weathered and almost totally illegible, not even sure if what I have recorded above is correct. Buried with Bakers.) Gladys May 7, 1898 - Aug. 6, 1906 (No last name on this homemade stone but buried with Whiteside.)

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