PLEASANT VALLEY CEMETERY

Est. August 20, 1831

It is now a local Historic Landmark

A Penn Township owned cemetery, due to vandalism the entrance to the cemetery was closed off on Beech Road and now can be entered through Chapel Hill Cemetery.

Located on the northwestern edge of Chapel Hill Cemetery - North of Jefferson Hwy and south of McKinley

Mishawaka, Indiana

Contact: Penn Township Trustee

 

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Latitude: 41.681N
Longitude: -86.08W

See Tombstone Photo's below (added 10/10/2008)


NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS SUBMITTED BY - DATE
Cathcart, America Mary Newell abt 1819 Aug 20, 1844 age 36y 2m 21d; (formerly married to Harrison Ireland) Second wife of Benjamin F. Cathcart ; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Ireland, Anna Minerva 10/15/1834 Jan 17, 1836 daughter of Pleasant  Ireland & M. B. Matilda Blair Newell; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Ireland, Cynthia Caroline 8/19/1814 March 14, 1845 age 30 y 6 m 23 d; wife of James A.; Daughter of John Purviance & Sarah Jane Purviance; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Elizabeth (Betsy) 10/24/1805 Apr 26, 1865 d. age 54 y; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Infant 6/9/1838 July 30 1838 age 4 m 24 d; son of Pleasant Ireland & M. R. Matilda Blair Newell; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Ireland, infant   Sept, 1845 dau of Alpheus Ireland & Sophia  Alexander; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, James 3/10/1828 1835 age 7; son of James Ireland & Mary Polly Maxwell; buried in Row 13 John McCartney
Ireland, James abt 1820 Feb. 22, 1841 age 21y 6m; son of Peter Fleming Ireland and Ann Allen; buried in Row 13 John McCartney
Ireland, Janus 4/13/1829 Feb 5, 1842 age 14y  3m 20 d; daughter of J.P John Purviance Ireland & Sarah Jane (Sally) Purviance; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Ireland, John Alexander 12/31/1832 Oct. 22, 1834 age 1 y 10m 19d; son of Alpheus Ireland & Sophia  Alexander; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, John D.   June 25, 1861 age 80 y 11 m 15; d GAR Marker (Civil War Veteran); buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, John  P. 7/15/1780 6/25/1861 Son of James Ireland & Agness (Nancy) Fleming. June 25, 1861 age 80 y 11 m 15 d GAR Marker (Grand Army of the Republic = Civil War Veteran); buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Luesa Jane 11/11/1832 Feb 15, 1842 age 9y 3m 4d; dau of Samuel I.H. Irwin Houston  and  Sarah (Sally)  Ireland; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Alexander 12/22/1783 March 6, 1845 wife of John  P. Ireland daughter of James Alexander & Margaret Ireland .
March 6, 1845 age 61y 2m 12 d buried row 11
John McCartney
Ireland, Malisa Jane 9/13/1825 March 2, 1845 age 19y 5m 20 d; daug of John P. Ireland & Mary Elizabeth (Polly) Alexander, ; (mother died 4 days after her daughter); buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Myra Elizabeth 4/4/1834 May 22, 1848 age 14y 1m 18d; dau of daughter of Alpheus Ireland & Sophia Alexander; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, Sally 4/20/1841 4/27/1841 age 7d; dau of Samuel I.H. & Sally; buried row 11 John McCartney
Ireland, William A. 9/22/1807 Sept 23, 1857 age 44y 1d; son of Peter Fleming Ireland & Anne Allen; buried in Row 13 John McCartney
Newell, John C. abt 1828 April 22, 1851 age 22y 8 m 10d; son of John Newell & Patsy  Martha Patricia Crockett; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Newell, Harriet Nov 4, 1820 Sept 18, 1840 daughter of John Newell & Martha Patricia (Patsy) Crockett; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Newell, Martha March 29, 1825 Jan. 7, 1841 daughter of John Newell & Martha Patricia (Patsy) Crockett; buried in Row 12 John McCartney
Shaw, Eliza Jane Elizabeth Jane Ireland 5/22/1823 Dec 18 1848 age 26y 6m 26 d; wife of Silas Shaw daughter of James Ireland & Mary Polly Maxwell; buried in Row 13 John McCartney

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This cemetery was walked and recorded by Georgia Gill-Elkins and Sharon (Gill) Vanden Bossche on Sept. 27, 2008. The cemetery was read from the East/South to East/North of the Property. Many times there were areas where there was no tombstones at all or it was found with only a ground marker where a tombstone may have been. We are in the process of searching for any known burial paperwork that may have been kept. Should this be found that will be added also. Looks as though the last burial was in 1999 in the Perkins family plot. Note: all information left of pictures has a letter then a number (ex: r1-1) meaning Row 1 Tombstone 1 of that row. This does not mean that it was the first plot just the first tombstone found.

r1-1 - Infants (possibly Bell Family) r1-2 - Infant (possibly Bell Family) r1-3 - Jacob Bell - b. 5/2/ 1833 d. 8/3/ 1845

William Bell - b. 1/30/???? d. 1/19/1862

r1-4- Infant (possibly Bell Family) r1-5 - Unreadable r1-6 - Unreadable r1-7 - Bryson Children of M? & EA r1-7 - Bryson, Martha 12-27-1866 age 10 mo
r1-7 - Bryson, Unreadable r1-7 - Bryson Unreadable 2 r1-8 - William r1-9 - Myers, William - b. 1-8-1829 d. 9-28-1889

Rosa - b. 10-27-1839 d. 6-248-1888

r1-10 - Rosa r1-11 - Emily r1-12 - Emily's with a GAR marker in front r1-13 - Infant
r2-1 - Charles F. Unknown r2_2 - Toler, William - 1847 - 1937 r2-3 - Jacob r2-4 - Philipp Dielmann - 3-2-1904 - age 90 yrs

Margarette - his wife 12/28/1858 - age 43 yrs.

Catherine - his wife - 3-27-1900 - age 78 yrs.

       
r3-1 - Unreadable r3-2 - Mother r3-3 - Dielmann, Jacob - Died at Alanta, GA - 7-21-1864 - 27 y 7m 23d r3-4 - Father - 1848 - 1864 r3-5 - Mother r3-6 - Unknown 1853 - 1854 r3-7 - 1858-1858  
r4-1 - Mary Ann wife of Orbin (?) d. 9-13-1873 age 38y 3m 2d r4-2 Unknown, Lucy M. r4-3-1 Plot marker no Stone r4-3-2 -Unknown r4-3-3 - Unknown r4-4 - Ferris, Cyrus - 1846 - 1916

Mary - 1855 - 1924

r4-5 - Headman, Anna 1888 - 1917  
r5-1 - Smith, Adam Monroe - 1849 - 1923 r5-2 - Smith, Loveza Manchester - 1857 - 1915 r5-3 - Unreadable r5-4 - Unreadable Broken against tree r5-5 - Stone      
r6-1- Unreadable r6-2 - Unknown, George F. r6-3 - Manchester, Philip E. - d. 3-28-1870

son of WJ & AE

r6-4 - Manchester, Unknown r6-5 - Unreadable r6-6 - Father - Mother

Phillip Manchester - d. 10-7-1889

Hannah - 5-11-1894 77y 3m 12d

r6-7 - Manchester, Eowin - 1y 8m 20d - child of ?? & Hannah r6-8 - Unreadable
r6- 9 - Unknown (same markings as Ben & Lucy) r6-10 - Unknown, Lucy            
r6-11 - Unknown, Benjamin R. r6-12 - Unreadable r6-13 - Unreadable r6-14 - Unknown, Mary        
r7-1 - High, Jacob - d. 1-28-1873 r7_2 - High, Sarah - d. 1882 r7_3 - Jenkins, Sarah - d. 6-25-185? r7_4 - Unknown, Mary - r7_5 - Jenkins, Zubulon - d. 1864 r7_6 - Unknown, Jane r7_7_1 - Unknown r7_7_2 - Unknown
r7_7_3 - Unknown              
r7_8_Unknown_Agnes              
r8_1 - base for a marker r8_2 - base for a marker r8_3 - Dickerson, Eliza Jane - d. 4/3/1867 r8_4 - Unknown r8_5_1 - Robbins Family r8_5_2 - Robbins Family r8_5_3 - Robbins Family r8_6 - Unknown
r8_7 - Unknown, Annie M. dau. of W & M.A. Phillips(?) - d. 1859 r8_8 - Rupp(?), Charles C. - son of E. & A. - d. Apr 11, 1863 r8_9 - Jenkins, Esther - d. Feb 5, 1872          
r9_1 - Finch, Hiram - d. 1855 r9_2 - Finch, Eliza B. Butrick - wife of Hiram Finch r9_3 - Finch, Z??? r9_4 - Unknown r9_5 - Finch, John r9_6 - Possibly a Finch r9_7 - Welliver, W. H. - d. 11/28/1887 - age 20y 5m 9d r9_8 - Unknown
r9_9 - Sweitzer, Samuel r9_10 - Sweitzer, Catherine - wife of Samuel - d. Feb 13, 1872 - 63y 1m r9_11 - Sweitzer (possible-right next to Catherine) r9_12 - Becks, Arthur D. r9_13 - Wife of A.D. Becks - d. Aug 20, 1861 r9_14 - Beck, Albert H. - d. Oct 18, 1897 - age 83y 22d - Father R9_15 - Beck, Levina (Mother) - d. Jan 6, 1906 - 84y 2m 1d r9_16 - Beck, Arthur J. - Jan 1, 1881
r9_17 - Beck, Sylvanus - son of A H & L Beck r9_18 - Unreadable            
r10_1_Beck, Ashley M. - d. Aug. 28, 1876              
r11_1 - stone marker r11_2 - stone marker r11_3 - Pettit, Amous - d. May 7, 1836 - age 49y 4m 23d r11_4 - Garard (?), Heneretta Sarah - Wife of Henry Garard (?) d. Jul 15, 1840 - age 51y 5m 1d r11_5 - Broken stone r11_6 - Pettit, John - son of AE - ?? Pettit r11_7 - Pettit, Capt. Issac M. - d. Mar 19, 1868 - 28y 5m 3d

Note: Enlisted in Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 22 Apr 1861 - Died from wounds Company I, 9th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 1 Oct 1863

r11_8 - Pettit, Alexander - d. Mar 18??
r11_9 - Pettit, Elizabeth - wife of A. Pettit r11_10- Pettit, Nancy - d. 1853 (?) - Daughter of D & H Pettit r11_11 - Pettit, Hannah R. - wife of David Pettit - 1803 - 1895 r11_12 - Pettit, Amos - 1836 - 1893 (south side of Hannah's tombstone) r11_13 - Pettit, David - Anchor on the stone r11_14 - Pettit, Elizabeth - wife of David Pettit - d. Jan 27, 18?5    
r12_1 - Unknown - 2 stone bases r12_2 - Johnson, Samuel - b Sep 01, 1848; d Sep 7, 1849 r12_3 - Hoover, Christian b. Nov 13, 1819 - d. Nov 18, 1884 age 65y 5d r12_4 - Father - infront of Christian's stone r12_5 - South side of Christian's tombstone r12_6 - north side of stone - ? M. Hoover - Wife of J T Mc Knight - b. Aug 10, 1853 - d. Mar 13, 1883 r12_7 - Hoover (possibly) - Ann M. (possible Daughter) r12_8 - Ann - Wife of Jacob Heiss - d. Feb 9, 18?4 - 89y 7m 10d
r12_9 - Catherine - Wife of C. Hoover r12_10 - Hoover, Christian - d. 1851 (?)            
r13_1 - Family Plot (takes up 2 rows- Schnur, Henry C. - b. May 1829 d. Sept 1898 - wife Ruth M. - b. Mar 1820 (no death date) r13_1_2 - Ruth M. r13_1_3 - Schnur, Henry - b. Aug 18, 1801 - d. July 1852 - Levi P. - b. Sept 1939 - d. Sept 1863 (on back of r13_1) r13_1_4 - unreadable r13_1_5 - Mikales - Jan 19, 1897 r13_1_6 - Infant of R & K Johnson b. Aug 5, 1855 r13_1_7 - Infant of R & K Johnson - b. Feb 5, 1854 r13_1_8 - George B.- son of R & K Johnson - b. Aug 16, 1856 - d. Feb 10, 1859
r13_1_9 - Grandma Young - b. May 5, 1889 - d. Aug 27, 1860 r13_1_10 - Father - stone is behind Henry G. (end of Family Plot) r13_1_11 - Unknown r13 _2 - James - Son of Peter & Ann Ireland - d. Jul 22, 1841 - 21y 6m r13_3 -Ireland, unknown (possibly William) r13_4 - Eliza Jane - Wife of Silas Swaim - d. 1843 ? r13_5 - James - son of Mary & James Ireland - died 7th year of age 1835 r13_6 - America - Wife of B. Cathcart - Aug 30, 1857 - age 21y 2m 6d
r13_7 - Unknown - Little ???              
r14_1 - Shelliam & Weza Crocketts - twin Dau.'s - d. Jun 4, 1842 r14_2 - Anna M (?) Ireland r14_3 - Unreadable r14_4 _ Ireland, Agness - d. Sep 3, 1839 - 85y 10m 11d r14_5 - J.A.I - lying next to Agness's stone r14_6 - John C. Unknown - d. Apr 22, 1841? - age 22y 8m 10d r14_7 - Harriet Newell - b. Nov 4, 1820 - d. Sep 10, 1840 - Martha Newell - b. Mar 29, 1825 d. Jan 7, 1841 r14_8 - James Unknown
r14_9 - A.M.I.              
r15_1- Crockett, John C.- d. Mar 21, 1853 r15_2 - Unknown r15_3 - Mira Elizabeth - Dau of Alphonse & Sophie Ireland May 22, 18?8 r15_4 - Ireland, John A. - son of Alphonse & Sophie Ireland - d. Oct 22, 1834 r15_5 - Unknown Ireland      
r16_1 - broken tombston welded to another - unreadable r16_2 - Tombstone that was repaired and unreadable r16_3 - Crockett, Delliah - d. May 2, 1848 - ?y 10m 15d r16_4 - Ireland, John - d. Jun 25, 1861 - 86y 11m 10d r16_5 - Ireland, Mary - wife of John - d. Mar 6, 1845 - 61y 2m ?d r16_6 - Ireland, Malisa Jane - dau of John & Mary Ireland - d. Mar 2, 1845 - 19y 5m 22d r16_7 - Crews, John T. A. r16_8 - Cyntha C. - wife of James A. Ireland - d. 1845 - age 30y 6m 23d
r16_9 - Luesa Jane - dau of Samuel & Sally Ireland              
r17_1 - Smith, Sc??ylan A. - d. Jul 6, 18?2 r17_2 - stone r17_3 - stone r17_4 - Rachael - wife of John Hicks - d. 7-7-187? - 52y 8m 21d r17_5 - Sarah A. Hicks - b. Mar 23, 1884 - 33y 5m 23d r17_6- Unknown r17_7 - Creda Ann Huntsinger - d. 1812 r17_8 - broken marker
r17_9 - Jacob Huntsinger - Sep 16, 1848              
r18_1 - Mother r18_2 - Daniel S. - son of DW & ? Baker - d. May 7, 1874 - 20y 4m ?d r18_3 - unknown r18_4 - Pilson, Hugh M. - d. July 2, 18?5 - age 59y 5m 10d r18_4_2 - Pilson, Anna - wife (on the east side of tombstone) r18_4_3 - Pilson, Mary A. - Daughter - d. July 21, 1859 - 21 years    
r19_1 - Huntsinger, Hetta A. - dau. - d. Sept 6, 1866 r19_2 - Huntsinger, Jesse S. - son of SK & SA - d. Sept 25, 1866 - 6y 5m 4d r19_3 - stone r19_4 - Mary - Wife of David Edwards r19_5 - Robert(?) Edwards - d. Feb 8, 1862 - 39y 11m ?d r19_6 - Daniel Edwards - d. Nov 8, 1880 - 81y 9m 2d r19_7 - Nancy P. - tombstone is broken r19_ 8 - Elizabeth - Wife of Levi Carick - d. Dec 13, 1853 - 28y
r19_9 - Unreadable r19_10 - Unreadable r19_11 - Nancy - wife of Francis A. Stone - d. Aug 5, 1856 - 28y 8m ?d          
r20_1 - Ida ?? - leaning agains ?? Harper r20_2 - ?? (looks like Hannah) Harper r20_3 - Elisha Harper - d. 1835 r20_4 - Sarah Jane - dau of Joshua (?) & Mary Harper - d. 1841        
r21_1 - S.C. Curtis - b. Dec 8, 1817; d. Mar 4, 1897 r21_2 - Harriet B. - wife of S. C. Curtis - d. Sept 5, 1882 - Mother r21_3 - Ella - dau of SC & HC Curtis - d. May 10. 1882 r21_4 - Father r21_5 - Eunice M. - wife of John McCreary - d. Oct 6, 1873 - 42y 10m 27d r21_6 - John Mcreary - d. Oct 28, 1906 - 74y 4m 4d (on south side of Monument) r21_7 - Little Eunice L. - d. Aug 13, 1873 - 1m - 16d (on north side of monument) r21_8 - Eunice L.
r21_9 - Thomas McCreary - d. Aug 17, 1875 - 78y 7m 12d              
r22_1 - Samuel Huntsinger - d. 1883 r22_1_2 - unreadable - d. Jun 27, 1888 (north side of tombstone) r22_1_3 - Francis M. Huntsinger - d. July 26, 1888 (east side of tombstone) r22_1_4 - unreadable (south side of tombstone) r22_2 - unreadable      
r23_1 - Father r23_2 - Frederick Altenberger - b. Apr 30, 1836 - d. Dec 26, 1897 - Amanda - his wife - d. Dec 3, 1847 r23_3 - stone r23_4 - Christian C. r23_4_2 - Christian Clyde - son of C. & M. Hoover - d. June 23, 1883 - 2y 11m 2d r23_4_3 - Mary Ellen - dau of C. & M. Hoover - d. June 3, ???? - 7y 7m 2d r23_4_4 - Tombstone showing both of the pervious 2 markers on it. r23_4_5 - Mary E.
r24_1 - unknown              
r25_1 - Sarah Ratliff - 1899 - 1938 r25_2 - Desinger, George - 1838 - 1911 - Isabell - his wife - 1838 - 1913            
r26_1 - Daniel - son of M & D Myers - Sept 30, 188? r26_2 - Sarah E. - 1862 - 1880 r26_3 - Mother r26_4 - Myers - Michael - 1834 - 1907 - Charlotte - wife - 1841 - 1926 r26_5 - Father r26_6 - John A. - 1875 - 1917 r26_7 - Katherine - 1882 - 1934 r26_8 - Betty Jane Schmidt - Dec 23, 1937
r26_9 - Alfred Ferris - 1856 - 1927 r26_10 - Anna Johnston Christler - 1880 - 1962 r26_11 - Levi Johnston - 1875 - 1938 r26_12 - Maude A. Murphy - 1902 - 1903 r26_13 - John H. Lockwood - 1862 - 1915 - Ada R. - his wife - 1868 - 1917 r26_14 - Our Darling Babies r26_15 - Myrtle Smith - 1884 - 1905 r26_ 16 - Stone
r26_17 - Charles A. Marsh - 1850 - 1923 - Father r26_18 - Elizabeth A. Marsh - 1855 - 1942 - Mother r26_19 - Slaughterbeck - George - 1816 - 1866 - Christine - 1818 - 1895 r26_20 - Strous A. Blouser - Oct 13, 1913 - 65 years r26_21 - Hannah Blouser - 1847 - 1917      
r27_1 - Brittney - 1994 - 1994 r27_2 - Delmar Lloyd May - US Navy WWII - 1922 - 1988 r27_3 - Unknown          
r28_1 - Nathan L. Starosta - 1986 - 1986 r28_2 - Robert R. Bennett - 1961 - 1968 r28_3 - David H. Bennett - 1870 - 1950 r28_4 - Family Plot Unknown r28_5 - Murphey - Sarah - 1847 - 19_ _ - John - 1846 - 1910 r28_6 - Dolly J. Marsh - Wife - 1875 - 1956 r28_7 - George E. Marsh - Husband - 1875 - 1938 r28_8 - Adolph Hedman - 1861 - 1922
r28_9 - Hilda Hedman - 1854 - 1916              
r29_1 - Perkins Family r29_2 - Charles - 1895 - 1953 r29_3 - Hazel - 1897 - 1967 - Baby r29_4 - David - 1935 - 1978 r29_5 - Nancy L. Wlaker - June 14, 1936 - Jan 26, 1999 r29_6 - Richard Scott Perkins - 1927 - 1940 r29_7 - Perkins (overall)  
r30_1 - Lanny Rodiguez - 5-17-63 - 12-11-83 r30_2 - Robert V. Larsen - 1st Lt. US Army - Korea - Dec 4, 1925 - Nov 21, 1985            

Note: Pleasant valley Cem. is in the book: St. Joseph Co. Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions, vol 3, pub. by So, Bend Area Geneological Society, 1995

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