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List of Lake County Poor Farm Residents
Compiled by Shanna Avery shanna153@gmail.com

*The Lake County Infirmary was in service from 1885 until 1942.  The house still stands on Hawkins Road South of Highway U. S. 10 in Chase Township.  This is a list from research of finding the names of those who died there in the years of operation (most of whom are buried down the road from the Poor Farm in the public section of the Chase Township Cemetery in unmarked graves.)  This location now has a cross memorial  in honor of their memory dedicated by Chase area citizens. In addition, some on list are names of those at the Poor Farm from census years 1900 through 1940.

Adamaitis, Anton (census: 1940. age: 46. born: Lithuania)
Andrews, John: Age 84. Died 19 Sep 1902. Buried: Chase Twp.Cem. At poor farm 1 yr.
Anderson, S. G. (census: 1900)
Armstrong, Jefferson: Age 79. Died 10 Jan 1931. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in add. 2 lot 20. b. N.Y.
Avery, Horace: Age 67. Died 20 Oct 1903. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. At poor farm 1 day.
Balcom, George (census: 1900. age: 62)
Berzley, Mina: Age 43. Died 1 May 1911. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: Michigan.
Blackmer, Earnest (census: 1930. age: 64. born: Mi. census: 1940)
Briggs, Elmer: Age 81. Died 21 Dec 1913. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: N.Y.
Carigin, Mike: Age 78. Died 1 Mar 1908. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Cask, Sylvester: Age 72. Died 12 Jul 1911. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. At poor farm 9 mo's.
Cecil, Nora (census: 1940. age: 83. born: Indiana)
Christenson, Nels: Died 5 Oct 1930. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in add. 1 lot 59. Born: Sweden.
Church, Arthur: Age 41. Died 5 Aug 1936. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in Add. 3 lot 98.
Clemons, James: Age 75. Died 20 Dec 1934.Buried in Peacock Cemetery. African American.
Crane, Myron. Died Jan 1 1919.
Cyles, Susan T: Age 52. Died 22 Apr 1906.
Deltema, Anthony: Age 52. Died 8 Aug 1935. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in Add. 2 lot 20. b. Lithuania
Dickerson, Edward: Age 69. Died 30 Jan 1914. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Born: N.Y. There 18 days.
Dickinson, Edward: Age 68. Died 17 Feb 1919. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
Dividwhich, Karl: Age 61. Died 24 Oct 1939. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
Drim Salmon (census: 1900. age: 90)
Doutlack, Oscar: Age 24. Died 3 Jan 1913 from leg wound. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Dutirsac, Moses: Age 81. Died 15 Jun 1911. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Fay, Lily: Age 61. Died 1 Mar 1910. Buried: Luther Cem. At poor farm 1 month. Born: N.Y. 
Gater, Charley (census: 1940. age: 73. born: Lithuania)
Gregory, Henry: Age 65. Died 6 Oct 1903. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: England.
Grover, Alvin: Age 100. Died Apr 16 1911. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: N.Y. (oldest age in cem)
Guild, John: Age 83. Died 7 Oct 1903. Buried:Chase Twp Cem. Resident of Luther.
Haney, Abraham. Age 72. Died 11 Apr 1911. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
Hannas, John: Age 56. Died 22 Apr 1912. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. At poor farm 3 days.
Hite, James (census: 1920. age: 62. born: Canada)
Hobbs, Caleb: Age 58. Died 21 Aug 1914. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: Indiana.
Hobbs, Thankful. Age 48. Died 28 May 1906. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: Michigan.
Hollenbeck, Peter A. born 1879. Died 14 Dec 1937. Burried Chase Village Cem. Trade: Carpenter.
Horton, Clarence (census: 1940. age: 64. born: Mi.)
Hubbard, Sidney V. Age 41. Died: 25 Oct 1909. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Hugill, Thomas. Age 73. Died: 9 Apr 1926. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. lot 185.(family lot.) farmer.
Impson, Jos. Age 15. Died 2 Feb 1904. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Irvine, Jacob: Age 70. Died 19 Jun 1900. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: N. Carolina. African Am.                                           
Johnson, Christian. Age 72. Died 10 Mar 1919. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Born: Norway: There 2 yrs
Johnson, Scott: Age 70. Died 22 Dec 1935. Buried Chase Twp Cem add 2 lot 20. b. Miss. Afric.Am
Kelso, Ellen: Died 11 Jul 1932. Buried in Lutheran Cemetery.
Kroll, Jim. At poor farm for head injury from horse kick. Not sure if he died there.
Lindsey, Almond: Age 63. Died 5 Oct 1919. Buried Chase Twp Cem in addition 1, lot 59. Born U.S.
Manley, Alonzo A: Age 67. Died 27 Aug 1933. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in add. 2 lot 20.
Matthews, Charles: Age 80. Died 15 Sep 1905. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
MacDougal, William (census: 1940. age: 40. born: Canada.)
McDonald, Sarrah M: Age 62. Died 30 Aug 1901. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Born: Ireland
McMichael, John (census: 1920. age: 83. born: Canada)
McQuellen, Ed: Age 66. Died 26 Feb 1913. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Native American. There 3 mo.
Morrison, Ed: Age 72. Died 27 Jul 1916. Buried:Chase Twp Cem. From Luther. At poor farm 1 mo.
Novek, Frank: Age 45. Died 25 Feb 1906.
Paterson, John: Age 83.  Died 20 Feb 1898. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Penny, Ben: Age 89. Died 25 Feb 1934. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. in add. 2 lot 20. Born: Indiana
Peters, James: Age 70. Died 24 Jan 1911. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Native American.
Peterson, Andrew:  Age 58. Died 27 Jan 1899. Buried:Chase Twp Cem. Born: Denmark
Petterson, Nelson: Died 3 Jul. 1900. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
Roberson, Leona: Age 50. Died 13 Dec 1928. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in add. 2, lot 21.
Rodgers, Rebeca: Age 79. Died 13 Sep 1918. Buried: Baldwin Cemetery.
Ruyineh, Martin
Scoville, Adnetta (census: 1940. age: 89. born: Mi.)
Short, Charles: Age 61. Died 10 Aug 1906. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Shorth, Seth (census: 1900)
Schultz, Frederick: Age 76. Died Apr 2 1911. Buried: Chase Twp. Cem. Born: Germany.
Smith, R. D: Age 65. Died 27 Jul 1916. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. At poor farm 1 year
Stover, William. Died Jan 26 1929. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Add. 2 lot 21.
Terrel, Orson J: Age 91. Died 14 Jul 1936. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. in add. 3 lot 98.
Tusing, Simeon, Died 13 Dec 1916.
Tyler, Cecil James: Age 19. Died: 23 Jan 1912. Buried Chase Twp Cem. At poor farm 1 yr
Tyler, James: Age 76. Died 10 Sep 1935. Buried Chase Twp Cem.
Van Craagon, Jacob: Age 15. Died 14 Mar 1898. Buried: Chase Twp Cem.
Van Slayin, Isabel (census: 1900)
Warner, John O. F: Age 76. Died 11 Jan 1906. Buried: Chase Twp Cem. Born: New York.
Welch, Adelia
Weber, Emily F: born Jun 1846. Died 8 Oct 1932. Buried Chase Twp Cem. in add. 2 lot 20. b. Ohio.
Wise, John: Age 67. Died Dec 18 1910. Buried Chase Twp Cem. Born: Germany
Wright, Arthur
Yaras, William (census: 1940. age: 58. born: Lithuania)

These are additional names recorded in the public section (Potter's Field) of the Chase Township Cemetery in unmarked graves, It is possible these were poor farm residents, as this was the same section the residents were buried, but there is no indication or record I found to say so, only the names as written in the cemetery book.

Bellinger
Mrs. Harriet Miller. Died 21 Oct 1929. Removed to Muskegon Cemetery.
Mrs. Moore
Mrs. Smith age 66. Died 20 Aug 1895.
Mrs. Holmes
Mr. Brown
Frank You (Young?)
Mr. J. B. Goodrich
Mr. Tripp
Steve Bruemley. Died 30 Sep 1923.

 

 

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