PORT CRESCENT CEMETERY

HURON COUNTY, MICHIGAN

 

By Robert B. LaBelle of Port Austin
Rev. Veron J. Tew, Jr. recorded data from headstone.
Ms. June Nelson, Caseville did the in-depth study of the cemetery.
 
Transcribed by Judith Grigg

 

 

 

 

 

The Port Crescent Pioneer Cemetery is located about ½ miles east of  M-25 on Port Crescent Road in Hume Township, Huron County, Michigan.  Access is gained by walking past a vehicle gate down a country lane about 100 yards to the northeast corner of the cemetery. 

 

 

Map  Inscriptions                        Comments by Rev. Vernon Tew

No.  

 

1.    Smith                                     No names or dates

                                         

2.    (stone missing)                           Based-possibly from                                                           Clara Maxwell’s # 55

 

3.    John Nelson  1825 - 1909

      "Helped make these bricks used in

      the Port Crescent chimney Built

      in 1871, destroyed 1961.

      Dedicated in his memory, the

      Nelson family 1961"

 

4.    Chas. Peterson                            Son of Christian &     

      21 Mar  27 Jun                            Matty. Death record

      1875     1879                             1-57-60. d.Meade

                                                age 4yr3mo6da

      Mary Nelson

      1889-1902

 

      Edith Nelson

      1896 - 1898

 

      Ernest Wright

      1900 - 1900

 

5.    "Mother"                                  Loose stone

 

6.    "Father"

 

7.    (Josselin Drake)                          Stone broken off -

      (died)                                    name suggested by

      (               )                         Samuel Drakes’s

      (aged)                                    death record

      (  yrs l0 mo 22da)

      "Father, thou art gone to rest

      We will not weep for thee.

      For thou art now where oft on earth

      Thy spirit longed to be."

 

8.    J.D.                                      See #7

 

9.    Smith

      Alexander 1846-1914

 

10.   Poppeck

      Grandma Caroline

      Brother Edward age 2 yr.

 

11.   Myers

      Christina  1833-1914

 

12.   Orlina P. wife of David Topham

      born in Blandford, Hampden Co.

      Mass. May 10, 1923 died Dec 24 1881

      "Flyst thou (—) while I thou

      fondly morn. Turn to my arm, to

      my embraces turn."

 

13.   In memory of David Topham farmer

      of Hume town born at Great Horton

      Near Bradford, Yorkshire, England

      June 15, 1809 died Jan. 6, 1889

      "There the wicked cease from

      trembling and there the weary be

      at rest."

 

14.   Hugh McPhee

      1841-1912

 

 

15.   Caroline Holstinski

      1841-1889

 

16    Willie Holstinski

      1885-1888

17.   (-------)                                 Goes with #20.

 

18.   "Mother"                                  Goes with #22.

 

19.   "Father"                                  Goes with #22.

 

20.   Infant children of Fred and               See #17.

      Carrie Gonder

      "He shall gather the Lambs

      with his arm and carry

      them in his bosom."

 

21.   Carl Alexander

      son of G. & L. Ruff

      born Oct. 3. 1870

      died Aug. 26, 1886

      "I hear thy welcome voice

      That calls me Lord to thee

      For cleansing in thy precious blood

      That flowed on Calvary."

 

22. (south side)                                See #18 & #19.

      Maria

      wife of

      A. Edward Gritzner

      died

      Nov. 2, 1881

      aged 59yr 5mo

      "She was a tender mother here

      and in her life the Lord did fear  

      We trust our loss will be her gain

      And that with Christ she's gone to reign."

     

      (north side)

      A. Edward Gritzner

      died July 22, 1897

      aged 77yr 5mo l0da

      "Father, thou art gone to rest

      We will not weep for thee

      For thou art now where oft on earth

      Thy spirit longed to be."

 

23.   F.K.                                      Goes with #29.

 

24.  (————-)                                    Goes with #28.

 

25. "Mother"                                    Goes with #26, #27

      Hannah 1829-1907

 

26.   "Father"                                  See #27.

      Robert 1841-1892

 

27.   Schram                                    See #25, #26.

 

28.   August Kraase                             See #23.

      Born Jan. 16, 1834

      Died Jun. 19, 1892

 

 

29.   Frank Kraase                              See #23.

      Apr. 20, 1869

      May 17, 1889

 

30.   "Minnie"                                  Goes with #31.

 

31.   (east side)                               See #30, #32.

      Edward F. son of August & Anna            Death records

      Kraase died May 2,1888                    1-143-27

      aged 2yr2(no21da                          inflamation of lung

     

      (north side)                     

      Minnie F. daughter of August & Anna       Death records

      Kraase died May 11, 1888                  1-143-28

      aged 17yr 4mo 4da

 

32.   "Edward"                                  Goes with #31.

 

33.   "Saddle”                                  See #35.

 

34.   "Caroline"                                See #35.

 

35.   (east side)                               See #33,#34.

      Children of G. & C. Mellick

 

      (south side)

      Caroline Amelia                           Death record:

      died Mar. 22, 1886                        1-120-24,Meade Twp.

      aged 18yr                                 In childbirth

      "Sister, thou art gone to rest

      Thine is an early tomb;

      But Jesus summonded thee away

      Thy Savior called thee home."

     

      (north side)

      Saddle                                    Death record:

      died July 17, 1884                        1-102-98, Meade Twp.

      aged 6yr                                  Diptheria

      "The blooming rose did fade away

      to bloom in everlasting day."

 

36.   George Mellick

      Died Feb. 6, 1889

      Aged 50 years

 

37.   Johanna Schragewski

      Geb. Benert

      Geb. dien 2 FEB 1821

      Gest. am 9 MAY 1892

      "Death has no sorrow

      that Heaven cannot heal."

 

38.   (----) Hamilton                           See #39.

      (died) Jan. 9, 188(-)

      aged 5yr 4mo

      "Our darling she hath gone before

      to meet us on the blissful shore."

 

39.   A.H.                                      Goes with #38.

 

40.   (north side)

      Ellen A. Musselman

      born March 1, 1873

      died Jan. 24, 1886

      (west side)

      In memory of

      Henry S. Musselman

      born Oct. 21, 1821

      died May 16, 1885

      Elizabeth Musselman

      born Nov. 4, 1827

     died Oct. 20, 1891

 

41.   Edna                                      Goes with #42.

      1896-1898

 

42.   Stiebe                                    See #41, #43.

      "At rest."

      Gottlieb 1840-1916

      Augusta his wife 1860-1913

 

43.   Alma                                      Goes with #42.

      1892-1892

 

44. "Karl"                                      Goes with #45.

     

45. (west side)                                 See #44, #46.

      Kinder von Julius und Mary Empkie

 

      (north side)

      Herbert Milhelm                           Death Record:

      gest. den 7 NOV 1888                      1-143-24, Hume Twp.

      alter 3 Jahr 8 Mon 12 Tage

 

      (south side)

      Karl Julius                               Death Record:

      gest. den 25 OCT 1888                     1-143-23, Hume Twp.

      alter 4 Jahr 9 Mon 25 Tage

 

46. "Herbert"                                   Goes with #45.

 

47. "Mother"                                    Goes with #48.

 

48. (south side)                                See #47, #49.

      Carl Johann Empkie

      Geb. 15 AUG 1813

      Gest. 11 APR 1899

 

     

 

      (north side)

      Sophia Dorthea Empkie

      Geb. 11 NOV 1814

      Gest. 13 NOV 1889

     

      (east side)

      "Selig sind die Toten. die dem Herrn

      Steiben von nun am. Ja, der Geist

      spricht, dab sie ruhen von ihven

      Arbeit; denn ihve Weske folgen

      ihven nach."

 

49.   (unmarked)                                Goes with #48.

 

50.   Annie Mary Empkie

      Dec. 16, 1880 - July 22, 1899

 

51.   Willie G.                                 Wilhelm G. - Death

                                                Record: 1-19-35                                                               Varty

 

52.   Lucilla                                   Varty)

 

53.   Donald                                    (Varty)

 

54. (-------)                                   (Varty – Broken off)                                 

55. Clara J. daughter of                        Base says "Varty"-

      J.T. & E.P. Maxwell                       should be Wm.Varty

      1895 - 1897

 

76 (-------)                                    Stone missing

 

57. (Elizabeth Jane)                            Name obtained from

      Hodgins                                   Huron County Death

      died Jan. 19, 1880                        Record: 1-65-109       

      aged 18 yrs

 

58. (south side)

      Mary, wife of Richard Hodgins             See #59

      born Jan. 1, 1821                         Death Record:

      died Aug. 17, 1886                        1-121-50, Chandler Twp.

                                               

59.  "Mother"                                   Goes with #58

 

60. (-------)                                   Stone broken, missing

 

61.   Helen, wife of

      Christopher Peterson

      died May 7, 1898

      aged 44 years

 

62.  Christina M. Leiby

      Dec. 24, 1849 - May 3, 1908

 

63.  (-----)                                    Stone broken,                                                                 missing    

 

64.   (west side)

      Children of A.M. & H.S. Traver     

     

      (south side)

      Hattie

      died Nov. 3. 1882

      aged 4yr 3mo 22da

 

      (north side)

      Nina M.

      died Oct. 8. 1882

      aged 7yr 7mo l4da

 

65. "Minnie"

 

66. (-----)                                     Unmarked

 

67. “Mother”

 

68. (—-—)                                       Unmarked.

 

69. (east side)

      James Wills

      died Feb. 4, 1884

      aged 2yr l0mo

      "Gone to be an angel."

 

      (south side)

      Robert J. Wills

      died Jan. 18, 1880

      aged 22yrs

      "A son uniformly courteous,

      obedient, and affectionate."

 

      (west side)

      Joseph Wills

      died Oct. 14, 1891

      aged 23 yrs

      "In life beloved, in death lamented."

 

      (north side)

      John Wills

      died Sept. 16, 1885

      aged 63 yrs

      "Now if we be death with Christ we

      believe that we shall be alive with

      him.   Rom. 6:8"

 

70. Schlegemilch                                No names or dates

 

71.   Julius 1916-1918                          Schlegelmilch

 

72.   Dorothy 1915-1915                         Schlegelmilch

 

73.   "Rest in Peace"

      Julia Josephine Schlegelmilch

      born Nov. 2, 1914

      died OCT. 5, 1914

 

74. "Mother" - Diantha Bates

      1849-1898

 

75. "Father" - Irvin Bates

      1846-1930

 

76. (east side)

      Diantha, wife of Irvin Bates

      born Apr. 4, 1849

      died Apr. 12, 1898

      "Burst are all my prison bars

      And I soar beyond the stars

      To my Father's house, the

      bright and blest estate."

 

77.  G.H.E.                                     Goes with #78

 

78.   George Henry                              Stone broken

      (son of)

      (Mary & Frank Etzler)

 

79.  R.E.                                       Goes with #80

 

80.  (Robert) (son) of

      F. & J. Etzler

      died (Sep. 13,) 187(5)

      aged lmo 3da

 

81.  J.K.E.                                     Goes with #82

 

82. Johanna Karolina, wife of

      Franz Etzler

      died Aug. 16. 1878

      aged 42yr 6mo 29da

      "Dearest husband, we must part

      Don't let this parting break your heart;

      Remember how we lived in love

      And meet me in that land above."

            Port Huron Marble Works

            Butler St.

 

83.  A.M.Z.                                     Goes with # 85

 

84.  (-------)                                  Picture of lamb;                                                              stone broken; top to #80

 

85. [Anna) Margaretha] Zeillnar                 Stone broken,weathered,info  

      (died Dec.) 9, 18(8)6                     from Death Records: 1-121-49        (aged 18yr l5da)                         & Betty Jo (Etzler) Schuman)

     

86. (west side)

      "Father”

      Frank (Etzler)

      Nov. 19, 1837

      July 23, 1919

 

 

87.  Mary Anna, wife of

      Frank Etzler

      born Dec. 13, 1840

      died Oct. 27, 1907

      "As a wife, devoted, as a

      mother affectionate, as a

      friend ever kind and true."

 

88.  In memory of                               Stone broken into

      Fra(nk/z Myers)                           3 pieces; name and

      (died) Nov. 1(9, 1888)                    date from Huron Co.

      aged 79yr5mol6da                          death records: 1-143-25

      "Father, thou art gone to rest    

      We will not weep for thee.

      For thou art now, where oft on earth

      Thy spirit longed to be."

 

89.  (-——-)                                     Unmarked

 

90.  G.B.                                       Goes with #91.

 

91.  Georgianna, wife of                        See #90.                      John H. Buckley                              Inscription weathered               died Dec. 20, 1883                             

      aged 20yr l0mo 21da                            

 

92.  S.R.M.                                     Goes with #94.

 

93.  E. M.                                      Goes with #95.

 

94.  Sarah R., wife of W.J. Miers               See #92.

      died June 20. 1887

      Aged 20yr 9mo l0da

      "Jesus has called the mother home

      Her flesh lies mouldering in the tomb;

      God grant her a (——)ing may be (——)

      And meet her in (———)."

 

95. (---)                                       Stone broken off,

    (---)Ds.                                    missing.

      "Our darling one has gone before

      To greet us on the blissful shore."

 

96.  Myrtie, daughter of A. & M.A. Burns

      died Dec. 3, 1886

      aged 3 days

      "Sleep on, sweet babe

      And take thy rest;

      God called thee home

      He thought it best."

 

97. (----)                                      Unmarked

 

98.  A.W.                                            

 

99.  (------)                                   Stone missing

 

 

100. Charles F., son of J. & I. Bishop         

      born Aug. 25, 1889                             

      died Oct. 3, 1889

 

101.  Herbert R., son of                        Back reads “W.E

      David A. & Eliza Smyth                    Allen, Bad Axe”

      Infant of David a & Eliza Smyth

      died Mar. 11, 1887

      aged 6 mos.

      "Our darling ones have gone before

      To greet us on the blissful shore."

 

102. I.W.

 

103. (------)                                   Stone broken off?

      "Thou art not lost but gone before,

      Thy a cares and sorrows all are o'er-

      When the ties of life are given,

      We turn to meet again in Heaven."

 

104.  B.P.                                      Goes with #105

 

105.  (east side)                               Goes with #104/106

      Christina Peterson

      born Jan. 10, 1849

      died Nov. 10, 1875

 

      (west side)

      Christopher Peterson

      born Apr. 22, 1808

      died Nov. 9, 1889

 

      (north side)

      Bertha Peterson

      born May 20. 1809

      died Oct. 18, 1865

      "Gone but not forgotten."

 

106.  C.P.                                      Goes with #105

 

107.  (------)                                  Stone missing

 

108. "There is no parting in heaven.

 

109. Mary J. Hellems                            Inscription

      died Apr. 14, 1873                        weathered

      aged 7yr 8mo 25da

      "Nipped by the winds untimely blast

      Parched by sun's di(---) ray;

      The (momentary glones waste)

      The (shortened beauty --- die away."

 

110.  (west side)

      Justine, wife of Wm. Storbeck, Sr.

      June 28, 1829

      Apr. 30, 1900

 

 

111.  "Father"                                  (Huron Co. Death

      Nov. 20, 1828                             Records:  William

      Apr. 11, 1904                             Storbeck)

 

112.  J.B. Newcomb                              (Civil War)

      Co. H, 29th Mich. Inf.

 

113.  (------)                                  Stone broken,                                                                 missing

 

114.  J.C.L.                                    Goes with #115

 

115.  John C., son of                           Goes with #114

      John B.'& Christina M. Leiby

      Born July 12, 1868

      Died July 8, 1888

 

116. (-----)                                    Stone broken,

                                                missing.

 

117. (-----)                                    Stone broken,

                                                missing.

 

118.  "Husband"                                 Goes with #119

 

119.  Charles W. Toner                          See #118

      Born Aug. 21, 1861

      Died Sep. 25, 1899

      "A friend from us has gone,

      A voice we love is stilled;

      A place is vacant in our home

      Which never can be filled."

 

120.  Willie E.A., son of                       Stone broken in

      A. & G.B. Smith                           3 pieces

      Died July 9, 1883

      Aged 3 mo

      "So (-----) parents dear

      Beneath this site of death lies here,

      No spirit (----) Christ alone

      To dineth in (----) of love."

 

120a.  Mary E., wife of James Armstrong

      Died Nov. 26, 1869

      Aged (l)6yr (—)mo

      also, Mary, daughter

      Died Mar. 22, 1870

      Aged 4 months

      "Weep not for me my (husband) dear,

      I am not dead but sleeping here.

      As I am (----) you oft must be

      There (----)."

 

121. (------)                                         Unmarked

 

122.  McLoud

      Murdock

 

123.  “Father”

 

124.  Angus McDonald, Born in County of

      Glengary Township of Locheal

      Born Apr. 20, 1826

      Died Mar. 12, 1905

      Aged 77 yr 11 mo

      "In memory of our Father.

      A light from our household in gone.

      A voice we loved is still. A place

      is vacant which never can be filled.

      God in his wisdom has recalled the

      boon His love has given. And though

      the body slumbers here The soul is

      safe in Heaven."

 

125. "Elizabeth                                Goes with #126

 

126. (bottom, east side)                        (Top, east side)

      Mary, wife of George Mutart               D. Eby Lear daughter

      Died July 1, 1887                         of G. & M. Mutart

      Aged 59 years                             Died June 22, 1869

      "A precious one from us has gone          Aged 8 yrs 2 mo

      A voice we loved is stilled.

      A place is vacant in our home

      Which never can be filled."

 

      (bottom, north side)                      (top, north side)

      Mary Jane daughter of G. & M. Mutart      Elizabeth G.

      Died Oct. 1, 1868                         daughter of G. & M. Mutart

      Aged 19 years                             Died Mar. 1, 1887

                                                Aged 24 yr 9 mo  

      (bottom, west side)                            

      George Mutart, Sr.                        (top, west side)

      Born May 12. 1797                         Laura J. daughter

      Died Dec. 22, 1890                        of G. & M. Mutart

                                                Died Jan. 8, 1874

                                                Aged 1 yr.

 

      (bottom, south side)                      (top, south side)

      George W. son of                          Angeline, daughter of

      G. & M. Mutart                            G. & M. Mutart

      Died Nov. 27, 1881                        Died Dec. 26, 1874

      Aged 30yrs 1mo.                           Aged 20yrs 10mo

 

127.  Martha, wife of S. D. Johnson

      Died Feb. 13, 1875

      Aged 47 yrs 10 mo 16 days

      "A native of Aberdeen, Scotland"

      "Think of me, speak of me, not as departed

      S(----) is the (----) as by day,

      (-----------------)

      Leave the deeds hat(---) her way."

 

128. "Father"                                   Goes with #129.

 

 

 

129.  John Bendrey                              See #128.

      Feb. 7, 1832

      Jan. 15, 1900

 

130.  "Mother" wife of John Bendrey

      1840-1926

 

131. Morgan Thick

      Died Mar. 20, 1884

      Aged 53 yrs 8 mo 5 days

      "Then come Lord Jesus

      quickly come in glory

      and in light."

 

132.  In memory of Jane Graydon                 (Stone broken,weathered;

      Died (-—-), 1890                          name from cemetery record;

      Aged 56 years                             date from census)

                                                     

133.  In memory of Henry, son of

      Geo. & E. Cody

      Died July 16, 1882

      "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

 

134.  In memory of Alex, son of

      Geo. & E. Cody

      Died Jan. 7, 1886

      Aged 6 months

      "Our darling one has gone before

      To greet us on the blissful shore."

 

135.  F.C.

 

136.  (-----)                                   Stone missing.

 

137. J.W.

 

138.  (-----)

      Died (---)

      Aged (--) years

      A native of Co. Antrium, Ireland

      "The pains of death are past

      Labor and sorrow cease;

      And life's long warfare closed at last

      His goal is found in peace."

 

139.  Alexander, son of Wm. & N. Cody

      Born Nov. 9, 1869

      Died Oct. 15, 1876

      "Suffer little children to come

      to me and forbid them not; for

      of such is the kingdom of heaven."

 

140.  Nancy, wife of Wm. Cody

      Born in Ireland 1828

      Died Nov. 20, 1884

 

 

 

141.  Frances Carty

      Died Mar. 4, 1895

      Aged 1 mo 2 days

     

      "Sleep, little one, and take thy

      rest; God called thee home, He

      thought it best."

 

142.  Elizabeth, wife of Wm. Carty

      Born Dec. 25, 1860

      Died July 24, 1901

 

143.  Carty                                     (flag on stone)

      G.A.R.

 

144.  Isabell Campbell, wife of

      Thomas Hackney

      Born Jan. 7, 1865

      Died Apr. 19, 1898

      "Asleep in Jesus."

 

145.  John Hackney

      Born Dec. 10, 1821

      Died Jan. 24, 1901

 

      Rebecca Hackney

      Born Jan. 11, 1820

      Died Dec. 16, 1900

 

146.  (-----)                                   Stone broken, weathered

      (Died) Aug. 22, 18(-)7

      Aged (27) years

 

147.  "Into thy hands dear Saviour

      God, our treasure we commit;

      We kiss the hand that wields the rod

      And to they will submit."

                  S.W. Turill

                  Sand Beach"

 

148.  (south side)

      In memory of Bertha Sinclair

      Died Jan. 27. 1890

      Aged 3 yrs 10 mo 12 days

      "We loved this tender little one

      And would have wished her stay

      But let our Father's will be done

      She shines in endless days."

 

149.  Robert Toner

      Died Apr. 18, 1892

      aged 32 yrs 2 mo 11 days

 

150.  (east side)

      Catherine McLeod

      1866-1893

      Kate McLeod

      1858-1896

      Donald McLeod

      1871-1902

 

      (west side)

      Maggie McLeod

      1834-1903

 

151.  “Husband”                                 Goes with #153

 

152.  “Wife”                                    Goes with #153

 

153.  (east side)

      John Kolls

      Jan. 6, 1822

      Jan. 23, 1900

      Minnie Kolls

      Feb. 27, 1831

      Feb.24, 1906

 

154.  Anna Kraase

      Born July 18, 1847

      Died June 25, 1900

 

155. Maude E.                                   Goes with #156.

 

156. Maude E. Hicks

      Died Nov. 17, 1899

      Aged 19 yrs 9 mo 15 days

      "And all wept and

      bewailed her, but He

      said weep not, she

      is not dead, but sleepeth."