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Hill Cemetery
Oshtemo Township
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
102 Burials
Transcribed 8/24/07

Credits

Photographs by:  Hal Millgard    7/21/07

Transcribed by:  Becky Barber     8/24/07

Verified by:  Will be verified in Spring/Summer 2008

 

Please Note:  Due to the number of unidentified grave markers a more in-depth investigation will take place in 2008 in an attempt to identify them and some photos will be retaken.

 

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Name

Birth

Death

 

Section

Row

Row

 

Transcribers

Last

First

Middle

Date

Date

Age

Number

Number

Pos.

Transcriptions

Comments

Ackerman

Jane

Ann

1818

1890

 

1

8

 

Mother

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Ackerman

Joseph

M.

1810

1866

 

1

8

 

Father

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Ackerman

Margaret

M.

1897

1965

 

1

8

 

Sister

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Ahmadi

Plaque

Jon

Mohammad

1/20/1952

10/24/2005

 

3

3

9

Loving Husband and Father / Plaque: If Tears Could Build A Stairway, and Memories A Lane, I'd Walk Right Up To Heaven And Bring You Home Again

 

Autsin

Flag Stand

Ronald

 

1945

2005

 

2

5

1

 

Vietnam Vet Flag Stand

Bates

Lillie (Keyes)

1871

1928

 

1

6

11

 

 

Bell

Cheryl

Anne

6/19/1987

1/15/1992

 

2

6

1

Beloved Daughter, Cherished Sister, Eager Friend, Worthy Companion

 

Bender

Michael

D.

8/4/1988

7/16/2005

 

3

2

4

Your Heart Will Brighten Our Lives

 

Beynon

Audrey

J.

1929

1977

 

1

5

5

Beloved Wife & Mother

 

Beynon

Flag Stand

Robert

J.

7/7/1927

3/22/1993

 

1

5

6

F1 US Navy World War II

WW II Flag Stand

Biddlecome

Geo.

B.

 

2/3/1878

42y 6m 17d

1

10

6

Co. H 25th Mich. Inf.

 

Bolton

Close-up

Robert

 

 

9/3/1863

69

1

9

1

 

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Borton

Close-up

Nancy

L.

12/4/1936

12/1/1978

 

1

6

15

Gal. 6:14

 

Brand

Gertrude

E.

1915

1984

 

1

1

1

 

 

Brewer

Daniel

 

1822

1915

 

1

8

21

Father / Co. H. 15th Mich. Inf. Orcutt Post G.A.R.

 

Brewer

Separate

Rhoda

A.

2/16/1824

7/26/1893

 

1

8

22

Our Mother / Wife of Daniel Brewer / Separate marker at 1-8-23 with R.B.A.

 

Brewer

Robert

H.

 

4/26/1869

15y 5m

1

8

24

Son of Daniel & Rhoda Brewer

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Brown

Daisy

M.

1941

1997

 

3

4

1

 

 

Brown

Dolly

 

1899

1997

 

1

13

2

 

 

Brown

Richard

F.

1937

 

 

3

4

1

 

 

Brown

Richard

 

1889

1955

 

1

13

2

 

 

Brunner

Alice

Ann

1941

1999

 

3

4

3

 

 

Brunner

Steven

Forest

1947

 

 

3

4

3

 

 

Buckhout

Hannah

P.

4/24/1832

3/18/1912

 

1

10

8

 

 

Buckhout

Margaret

 

1831

1921

 

1

6

1

His Wife

Some Information obtained from township records

Buckhout

Maria

 

1807

1902

 

1

6

2

Sister / Daughter of J.E. & E.B. Buckout

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Buckhout

Phillip

 

2/13/1824

10/9/1908

 

1

10

10

 

 

Buckhout

Thomas

 

1826

1904

 

1

6

1

 

Some Information obtained from township records

Buckout Family Monument

1

10

9

Marker is hidden

Bucknell

Flag Stand

Elwin 'Buck'

 

1926

1999

 

3

3

4

Married: 1965

 

Bucknell

Vivian

 

1932

2007

 

3

3

4

Married: 1965

 

Butler

Frances

M.

7/16/1917

 

 

3

4

2

Married: 10/29/1938

 

Butler

George

O.

2/21/1912

4/15/2000

 

3

4

2

Married: 10/29/1938

 

Camfield

Close-up

Cyrus

J.

 

6/13/1885

11y 7m 27d

1

2

4

 

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Camfield

Sarana

 

 

7/11/1868

1y 3m 7d

1

2

3

Dau. Of J.A. & M.E. Camfield

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Christian

William

T.

1884

1952

 

1

11

3

 

 

Claeys

Lois

 

1930

 

 

2

2

1

Married: 6/23/1951 / Together always and forever in our hearts

 

Claeys

Flag Stand

Robert

 

1928

1987

 

2

2

1

Married: 6/23/1951 / Together always and forever in our hearts

World War II Flag Stand

Clement

Cecil

A.

1914

1987

 

2

3

2

The Lord Is My Shepherd

 

Clement

Thelma

I.

1916

1998

 

2

3

2

The Lord Is My Shepherd

 

Colditz

Flag Stand

Carl

Otto

1905

1990

 

3

3

6

 

 

Colditz

Helen

Susan

1912

2001

 

3

3

6

 

 

Cramer

Kenneth

L.

1932

 

 

3

4

5

Together Always

 

Cramer

Madeline

F.

1935

 

 

3

4

5

Together Always

 

Culp

Phyllis

A.

1931

 

 

3

3

5

 

 

Culp

Robert

E.

1934

 

 

3

3

5

 

 

Daniels

Edith

M.

10/28/1904

10/1/1980

 

1

2

9

 

 

Daniels

Flag Stand

Leonard

L.

7/1/1886

5/9/1965

 

1

2

8

Michigan Pvt US Marine Corps

 

De Ward

Evelyn

B.

1907

1996

 

1

12

7

The Lord is My Shepherd

 

De Ward

John

A.

3/19/1905

1976

 

1

12

7

 

 

DeWaters

Alice

 

1841

1920

 

1

10

3

 

 

DeWaters

Daniel

 

7/27/1832

6/1/1904

 

1

10

5

Father

 

DeWaters

Flag Stand

Maryette

 

 

7/31/1884

30y 4m

1

10

4

Wife of Daniel Dewaters

G.A.R. Flag Stand / Some Information obtained from township records

Doonan

Benjamin

J.

12/19/1920

April 20, 2002

 

2

4

1

Married: 6/15/1941

 

Doonan

James

Patrick

5/21/1942

12/8/1942

 

2

4

2

 

 

Doonan

Jeanne

E.

9/3/1921

11/14/2000

 

2

4

1

Married: 6/15/1941

 

Doonan

Michael

W.

6/14/1943

4/17/1995

 

2

4

3

 

Illegible

Dunfield

LeRoy

D.

1929

 

 

2

1

1

Married: 2/18/1956

 

Dunfield

Marilyn

J.

1936

1999

 

2

1

1

Married: 2/18/1956

 

Dustin

Flag Stand

Albert

M.

 

 

 

1

8

20

Co. JH 18 Mich. Inf

G.A.R. Flag Stand

Dustin

Flag Stand

George

 

 

 

 

1

10

1

Co. I 28th Mich. Inf.

G.A.R. Flag Stand

Dustin

Jane

Ann

1818

1890

 

1

8

19

 

 

Dustin

Joseph

M.

1810

1866

 

1

8

18

 

 

Elaman

Billy

J.

6/15/1936

7/17/1999

 

2

3

5

 

 

Finley

James

 

1859

1941

 

1

1

2

 

 

Finley

Pearl

M.

1888

1947

 

1

1

2

 

 

Fisher

Vance

Olson

2/6/1923

1/27/1972

 

1

13

9

Michigan S1 US Navy World War II

 

Frasier

Andrew

Solon

1897

1962

 

1

7

1

 

 

Frasier

Carrie

L.

1887

19--

 

1

1

4

 

 

Frasier

Ernest

P.

1893

19--

 

1

1

4

 

 

Frasier

Ruth

M.

1911

1998

 

1

7

2

 

 

Gale

Eva

 

1918

 

 

1

4

1

 

 

Gale

John

 

1916

1979

 

1

4

1

 

 

Gauthier

Bryan

M.

7/1/1958

6/16/2003

 

3

3

2

 

 

Gemrich

Clare

C.

11/11/1936

 

 

3

2

5

Married: 12/3/1994 / Nee: Fredette

 

Gemrich

Edwin, II

G.

11/5/1940

1/12/2000

 

3

2

5

Married: 12/3/1994

 

Geschwind

Flag Stand

James

R.

12/14/1923

10/17/1992

 

1

2

7

CPL US Army World War II

 

Geschwind

Jinny

Lynn

1/27/1963

3/2/1980

 

1

2

6

Loved And Missed By All

 

Geschwind

Peggie

Kay

5/1/1949

2/13/1962

 

1

2

5

Always In Our Thoughts

 

Goodebure

Orrie

 

1875

1960

 

1

3

5

 

 

Goodman

Earl

F.

1909

1985

 

2

3

1

 

 

Goodman

Mary

E.

1918

1999

 

2

3

1

 

 

Gray

Separate

Plot View

Angeline

B.

3/12/1829

12/14/1889

 

1

6

3

 

Also has a separate marker A.B.G at 1-6-5

Gray

Separate

Plot View

Thomas

P.

5/27/1819

2/12/1890

 

1

6

3

 

Also has a separate marker T.P.G at 1-6-4

H.

J.

E.

 

 

 

1

9

15

 

Unable to identify marker

H.

J.

 

 

 

 

1

9

5

 

 

H.

M.

F.

 

 

 

1

9

10

 

 

H.

M., Sr.

L.

 

 

 

1

9

4

 

 

Haner

Nancy

A.

5/30/1939

2/18/2000

 

3

4

8

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister & Dear Friend

 

Haner

Robert

J.

9/23/1961

12/12/1994

 

3

4

9

Loving Father, Son and Brother

 

Hess

Amelia

E.

2/19/1859

9/11/1936

 

1

10

11

 

 

Hettinger

Plaque

Patsy

Ann

9/23/1943

11/28/1990

 

3

2

2

Always In Our Loving Thoughts / Wife, Mother, Daughter and Sister / Plaque reads: If Tears Could Build A Stairway, and Memories A Lane, I'd Walk Right Up To Heaven And Bring You Home Again

 

Hill

Separate

Orren

C.

 

11/27/1890

38y 2m 10d

1

9

12

 

Separate marker at 1-9-12 with O.C.H.

Hill Family Monument

Close-up

Plot View

 

 

 

 

1

9

3

 

 

Hugh

Sarah

 

1818

1890

 

1

8

30

Wife of S. Hugh

 

Jackson

Ida

E.

1961

1977

 

1

10

2

Our Loss is Her Gain

 

Jarosz

Iona

M.

1913

1990

 

2

3

3

Nee: Thomas

 

Keyes

Edgar

 

1850

1905

 

1

6

12

 

 

Keyes

George

W.

1853

1868

 

1

8

7

 

 

Keyes

Hiram

H.

1858

1932

 

1

8

5

 

 

Keyes

Luella

 

1856

1856

 

1

8

6

 

 

Keyes

Moses

 

1814

1859

 

1

8

8

 

 

Keyes

Susan

 

1832

1917

 

1

8

9

 

 

Keyes

Unknown

 

1814

1856

 

1

8

4

Father

 

Keyes

Unknown

 

1832

1917

 

1

8

4

Mother

 

Keyes Family Monument

1

6

13

Krause

Emil

 

1847

1922

 

1

11

2

 

 

Krause

Margaret

 

1849

1935

 

1

11

2

 

 

Logan

Richard 'Rick'

J.

8/19/1958

1/10/2005

 

3

5

4

Loving Son Brother And Father

 

MacGregor

View

Eleanor (Douglas)

 

1918

1991

 

2

3

7

 

 

Marshall

Lucinda

A.

3/11/1845

6/15/1914

 

1

2

1

Mother

Some Information obtained from township records

McDonald

Mattie

 

1857

1951

 

1

13

3

 

Partially Illegible

McDonald

William

 

1852

1947

 

1

13

3

 

 

McKeel

Estella

 

 

4/7/1880

19y 10m

1

5

3

Wife of Warren McKeel

Some Information obtained from township records

Mikov

Bratan

M.

1941

1978

 

1

13

 

 

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Miller

Milo

C.

1904

1952

 

1

3

1

 

 

Moore

Dorin

M.

11/6/1917

6/15/2005

 

3

1

1

He Is With Jesus

 

Murphy

William

D.

1876

1959

 

1

13

8

 

 

Nelson

Candy

L.

1970

 

 

1

10

12

Married: 8/27/1988

 

Nelson

Dale

R.

1957

1990

 

1

10

12

Married: 8/27/1988

 

Osterman

Gerald 'Gary'

J.

1921

 

 

2

5

2

Married: 8/23/1945

 

Osterman

Marguerite 'Marg'

A.

1922

1982

 

2

5

2

Married: 8/23/1945

 

Parmelly

Close-up

Orvie

 

 

9/8/1868

 

1

1

3

Son of Lyman & Lauantia Parmelly

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Patterson

Abner

A.

1823

1909

 

1

8

26

Father

Partially Illegible

Patterson

Alice

A.

1857

1883

 

1

8

29

Wife of A. Patterson

 

Patterson

Baby

 

 

 

 

1

8

28

Baby / Inft. Son of F. & A. Patterson

Partially Illegible

Patterson

Matilda

A.

1822

1882

 

1

8

27

Mother / Wife of A. Patterson

Partially Illegible

Patterson Family Monument

Plot View

 

 

 

 

1

8

25

 

 

Phillips

Virginia

 

 

6/2/1878

46

1

13

4

Our Parents / At Rest

 

Phillips

Wesley

H.

 

9/25/1894

64

1

13

4

Our Parents / At Rest

 

Platske

David

 

10/21/1966

10/23/1966

 

1

9

14

 

 

Powers

Karis

Marie

9/4/2003

 

 

3

2

3

 

 

Priest

Gladys

G.

8/28/1916

3/25/2000

 

3

2

1

Gone, But Not Forgotten

 

Pyne

Close-up

Frank

 

 

2/2/1895

33y

1

8

10

Husband / Gone but not forgotten

 

Pyne

Close-up

Mattie

 

 

10/30/1897

27y 3m 24d

1

8

11

Wife

 

R.

S.

 

 

 

 

1

8

2

 

Partially Illegible

Rasmussen

Flag Stand

Richard

L.

5/23/1944

10/25/1994

 

2

3

4

Spec 5 US Army Vietnam

Vietnam Flag Stand

Rhoades

Close-up

Close-up

Margaret

 

 

 

 

1

12

4

 

Partially

Rhoades

Close-up

Close-up

Orrin

 

 

 

 

1

12

4

 

Partially Illegible

Rhodes

Close-up

Solomon

 

3/8/1821

10/29/1854

 

1

12

2

In Memory of / Infant Son of ??

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Rollston

Elizabeth

A.

 

??

34

1

9

1

 

Partially Illegible

Rollston

Close-up

Myra

 

 

9/18/186?

5

1

9

1

 

Partially Illegible

Rorick

Richard 'Todd'

Todd

5/15/1961

10/14/1995

 

3

5

5

Dear Son Brother And Uncle

 

Rose

Clarine

M.

8/29/1923

7/23/1982

 

1

4

2

 

 

Rose

Harry

E.

9/16/1917

 

 

1

4

2

 

 

Sack

Robert

Lee

8/26/1939

 

 

3

4

6

With Love And Wonderful Memories "Our Shining Light"

 

Sack

Sandra

Lynne

5/31/1942

12/27/1998

 

3

4

6

With Love And Wonderful Memories "Our Shining Light"

 

Severson

Anna

 

2/21/1943

4/24/2004

 

3

3

7

Married: 10/25/1961

 

Severson

Robert

J.

12/7/1939

 

 

3

3

7

Married: 10/25/1961

 

Shaw

Dolly

 

1899

 

 

1

12

 

 

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Shaw

Jacob

 

 

4/15/1863

 

1

12

6

 

Partially Illegible / Some Information obtained from township records

Shaw

Richard

 

1889

1955

 

1

12

 

 

Unmarked Grave or unable to associate with an illegible marker

Sherer

Blanche

G.

1895

1962

 

1

8

31

 

 

Sherer

Flag Stand

Herman

 

1927

1983

 

1

8

32

US Army World War II

WWII Flag Stand

Sherman

Seth

D.

5/15/1836

2/4/1900

 

1

11

1

Father

 

Simmons

Elias

 

 

1/15/1857

5y

1

6

14

Son of W & E Simmons

 

Slack

Close-up

Back

Back Close-up

Back Close-up

Back Close-up

James

 

3/4/1802

3/10/1870

68

1

6

6

Engraved on back aluminum facing: Born 3/4/1802 in Johnstown, NY. / Son of Benajah Slack & Eunice Fordham / Died 3/10/1870 in Oshtemo, MI. / Husband of Hester Douglas & Ann becker / Father of Lucy, Hester Ann, Benajah, Magness Denspracher, Sylvester, Stephen, Jerome, Christopher Columbus and James Hudson Slack / Weep not for me as you pass by as you are now so once was I as I am now so you must be keep life till death and follow me !

Partially Illegible

Slack

James

H.

 

7/24/1856

6y 11m 25d

1

6

7

Son of J. & A.M. Slack / Go home my friends. Dry up your tears. I must lie here till Christ appears

Marker broken and partially illegible

Smith Benjamin Unmarked Grave / Location Unknown

Sommerfelt

De Janee'

A.

4/21/1978

6/27/1988

 

3

5

2

This Is The Heritage Of The Servants Of The Lord" IS. 54:17

 

Stanciel

Bobby

E.

1945

2007

 

1

5

4

 

 

Streeter

Benj.

 

 

3/15/1853

 

1

13

1

 

Partially Illegible

Taylor

Catherine

 

1908

1992

 

3

5

3

 

 

Taylor

John

 

1908

1985

 

3

5

3

 

 

Thorson

Loren

I.

2/21/1938

 

 

3

4

7

Father Of Betsy, Cynthia, Loren Jr. and Donald

 

Truskowski

Sophie

 

8/2/1908

1/24/1999

 

3

3

1

Mom-Baga

 

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

2

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

4

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

8

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

9

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

6

10

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

7

3

 

Bird Bath

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

9

6

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

9

7

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

9

8

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

9

9

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

10

7

 

Base Only

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

12

1

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

12

3

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

12

5

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

13

5

 

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

13

6

Father

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

1

13

7

Mother

Illegible

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

2

4

4

 

Cement Base Only

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

3

 

Wooden Cross / American Flag

Unknown

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

8

 

New Burial

Van Auken

Bernice