VAN BUSKIRK CEMETERY

aka Leach Cemetery

Southwest corner of Roosevelt at Ironwood Road,  South Bend, Indiana

Centre Township, St. Joseph County

Contact the Centre Township Trustee - 574-291-7766

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Latitude: 41.593N
Longitude: -86.216W

Submitted by: Steve Floor (Noted that these are the readable tombstones)

Transcribed by: Sharon

08/25/2005 - Note from Steve:

 

RE: VanBuskirk Cemetery:   I recently talked to a former groundskeeper of this cemetery who informed me that as a young boy hired many years ago to keep the grass & weeds cut, he dug a hole on the cemetery property and buried all of the broken and detached tombstones.  (By my visual, it would appear that over half of the tombstones are missing).

  

NAME BIRTH DEATH OTHER INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY
[UNREADABLE], FRANCIS     Son of [unreadable] Steve Floor
[UNREADABLE], POLLY   [Unreadable Wife of: [unreadable] (note from Sharon; : looks to be wife of Abner Tibbets, according to photo) Steve Floor (photo by John Monk)
BARTLETT, HANNAH   04-14-1894 Age: 80yrs – Wife of Josiah Bartlett [tombstone is shared with Josiah Bartlett] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk)
BARTLETT, JOSIAH   04-08-1894 [??] Age: 76yrs  [tombstone is shared with Hannah, his wife] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk)
Brunson, C. W.       John C. Monk
BRUNSON, [UNREADABLE]     Wife of [???] Brunson Steve Floor
COOK, SARAH A.   03-?/-1883 [??] Wife of Thyous Cook – Age: 20yr 6mo 25days Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
CROCKER, CHARLES L. 1830 1865 [tombstone is shared with Mary E. Crocker] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
CROCKER, MARY E. 1825 1911 [tombstone is shared with Charles L. Crocker] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
Crocker, Rebecca   12/10/1872   John C. Monk
GOODRICH, EDWIN A.   ??-??-1874 Son of J & D Goodrich Steve Floor
GOODRICH, JANE   [UNREADABLE] Age:  63years – Wife of D[?] Goodrich Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
GOODRICH, MALINDA E.     Daughter of J. D. Goodrich Steve Floor
HUTCHINSON, JOHN   05-18-1858 Age: 59yr 5mo 5days Steve Floor
JAQUITH, ASA   05-07-1860 [??] [death years questionable] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
LEACH, ETTA V. [UNREADABLE] [UNREADABLE] [tombstone is shared with William & Willie F.] Steve Floor
LEACH, WILLIAM [UNREADABLE] [UNREADABLE] [tombstone is shared with Willie F. & Etta V.] Steve Floor
LEACH, WILLIE F.   ??-17-1881 Age: 5yr 7mo-2days – [death year questionable.  Tombstone is shared with William & Etta V.] Steve Floor
LOVEALL, WILLIAM     14 Ohio L. A. Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
MANGUN, MABEL     [tombstone is unreadable] Steve Floor
MANGUN, MARY A 1856 1902 Wife of G. K. Mangun Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
MANGUN, OLIVE M. 1879 1890 In Memory Of [tombstone is shared with Ora R.] Steve Floor
MANGUN, OLLIE     Daughter [tombstone is unreadable] Steve Floor
MANGUN, ORA R. 1881 189 In Memory Of [tombstone is shared with Olive M.] Steve Floor
MARROW, JAMES H.   12-11-18?? Age:  25yr 10mo 2days Steve Floor
MATTHEWS, ROZETTE   07-24-1858 Age: 9mos 17days – Daughter of [??] & N. F. Matthews Steve Floor
MOORE, EDWARD 1879 1910   Steve Floor
Moore, Edward 1879 1910   John C. Monk
MOORE, HENRY   05-27-1885 [??] Age: 78yr 5mo 2days [tombstone is shared with Thomas F. & Mary E.] Steve Floor
Moore, James Garfield 10/22/1881 9/7/1886 Son of Joseph & Jemima Moore John C. Monk
MOORE, MARY E.   01-30-1891 Age:  63yr 1mo 25days – [tombstone is shared with Thomas F. & Henry] Steve Floor
MOORE, THOMAS F.   [UNREADABLE] [tombstone is shared with Mary E. & Henry] Steve Floor
MORROW, GEORGE F   10-27-1896 Age: 8yrs ??mo ??day – Son of M[?] & S Morrow Steve Floor
NOAL, ELIZABETH   05-08-1868 Age: [unreadable] Wife of George Noal [spelling of last name is questionable] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
OLIVER [?], JOHN W.   [UNREADABLE] Son of Jeb[?] & [?] Oliver [?] Steve Floor
PALMER, ALEXANDER L.   01-26-1889 Age: 20yr 8mo – Son of W. ? & E [?] Palmer [located in a ‘family’ group] Steve Floor
PALMER, ELIAS     [tombstone unreadable; located in a ‘family’ group] Steve Floor
PALMER, ELIAS J.     [tombstone unreadable] [located in a ‘family’ group] Steve Floor
PALMER, THOMAS   02-25-1883 [??] [located in a ‘family’group] Steve Floor
PALMER, WALTER A.     [tombstone unreadable] [located in a ‘family’ group] Steve Floor
PALMER, WILLIAM   04-25-1902 Age: 87yr ??mo ??days [located in a ‘family’ group] Steve Floor
REILLY, JOHN A   04-02-1882 [??] Age: [unreadable] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
RHOADS, SAMUEL 1838 1919   Steve Floor
Rhodes, John       John C. Monk
Rhodes, Mary       John C. Monk
RICHARDS, JOHN   12-11-1880 Age: 68y 10mo 13days – [tombstone is shared with Susannah & Mary Richards Steve Floor
RICHARDS, MARY   10-17-1878 Age: 23y ??mo 16days – [tombstone is shared with Susannah & John Richards Steve Floor
RICHARDS, SUSANNAH   12-??-1884 [?] [tombstone is shared with Mary Richards & John Richards] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
SMITH, CHRISTIANA G.   04-18-1850 [??] Wife of Jeremiah Smith Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
SMITH, GARY A.   ??-??-1819 [??] Tombstone is next to Olive Smith Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
SMITH, OLIVE J. [?] SMITH   09-29-18?? [tombstone is next to Gary Smith] Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
ULLERY, JOHN R.   05-07-1859 Age: 12yr 9mo – Sone of Wm. E. Ullery Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
ULLERY, WILLIAM   04-10-1870 Age: 46yr 7mo 17days Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
WARNER, GEORGE 10-18-1830 07-20-1905   Steve Floor (photo by John Monk )
WATKINS, JOHN     [tombstone is unreadable] Steve Floor
WATKINS, SARAH   [UNREADABLE] Wife of John Watkins Steve Floor
WIKE, MICHAEL   07-11-1878 Age: [unreadable] Steve Floor
WIKE, NANCY   04-22-1875 Age: [unreadable] Steve Floor

 

 

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