Beard Cemetery M - Z

Beard Cemetery is located in the township of Leonidas, St Joseph County, Michigan on the county line with Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo County.

 

Cemetery started in 1836

Location: Section 31, 38th St. & Z Ave. East, Wakeshma Township, Kalamazoo Co., MI

And  Section 16,  Summit Rd., Leonidas Township, Summit St., St. Joseph  Co., Michigan

 

This cemetery was read on Oct. 18 & 24, 2003  by Kay A. Gabel

The information following Note:  is my research and not on the stones.

 

MACK

Mildred Vroman, 1910-

 

MANGOLD

Hurman W., 1913-1993; Married Nov. 27, 1943

(ss/w Irene H.)

 

Irene H., 1922-

(ss.w Hurman W.)

 

MARCH

C. H., 1850-1912 (I cannot locate the stone in 2003)

Note: Charles Henry March; b. Aug. 13, 1849, d. Jul 6, 1912; son of  Jeremiah “Jerry” & Hulda (Green) March; married abt 1876 Eliza Jane (McClish)

 

Ethel May, d. Mar. 1, 1876, dau. of W. & J. March; age  (stone broken and reset-can’t read)

2nd stone: Ethel May, 1874-1876

Note: dau. of Warren & Julia I. March

(ss/w Warren I. & Julia A.)

 

Hulda H, wife (stone broken and reset)

Note: Hulda (Green); married Jeremiah “Jerry” March

 

Jennie, 1849-1887 “Mother”

Note: these dates match Eliza Jane (McClish), b. Jan. 25, 1849, d. Oct. 13, 1887; dau. of George F. & Elizabeth (McClish) McClish; married abt 1876 Charles “Henry” March

 

Jeremiah, Aug. 29, 1884; age 62 yrs, 4 mos, 22 dys (Stone broken)

Note: Jeremiah “Jerry” March; b. Apr. 27, 1822; married Hulda (Green)

 

Jeremiah, son of C. H. & Eliza J.March; d.May 7, 1880; 11 yrs, 17 dys

Note: b. May 7, 1880, d. May 24 1891; son of Charles Henry & Eliza Jane (McClish) March

 

Julia I., 1855-1885; “Mother”

(ss/w Warren  A. & Ethel May)

 

Warren A., 1854-1912, “Father”

(ss/w Julia I. & Ethel May)

 

MARTENS
Cora, 1906-1967

(ss/w Harold)

 

Harold, 1903-1989

(ss/w Cora)

 

MCCLISH

Alice C., 1845-1913

Note:  Alice Catherine (Lawrence) b. Sept. 29, 1845, d. Oct. 8, 1913; dau. of Bosille & Betsey J. (Studley) Lawrence; married (1) ? Elwell, (2) Jan. 1, 1879 John Henry McClish

 

Arno Eldon, S2, U.S. Navy, World War II; Nov. 19, 1923-Mar. 4, 1985

Note: son of Benjamin & Julia “Princess” (Lewis) McClish; married Apr. 3, 1944 Wilma M. (Irish)

 

B. Jeanie, 1928-; Married July 18, 1953

Note: Barbara Jean “Jeanie” (Millard); married Cecil D. McClish

(ss/w Cecil D.)

 

Benjamin, 1891-1988; Married Dec. 24, 1917

Other side: Benjamin, Pvt. U.S. Army, World War I; July 10, 1891-Apr. 29, 1988

Note: son of Samuel Anderson & Eliza Ellen (Heiney) McClish; marr. Princess J. (Lewis)

(ss/w Princess J.)

 

Cecil D. McClish 1923-1987; Married July 18, 1953

Other side: Cecil D. McClish, Pvt. U.S. Army, W.W. II; Nov. 26, 1923-Dec. 28, 1987

Note: married (1) Nov. 29, 1942 Audrey (Bastian), (2) Barbara Jean (Millard)

(ss/w B. Jeanie)

 

Cornelious E., son of S. & E. E. McClish; d.Aug. 31, 1887; 1 yr, 6 mos, 13 dys

Note: b. Feb. 16, 1886; son of Samuel Anderson & Eliza Ellen (Heiney) McClish

 

Della, 1877-1956

Note: Della (Ettinger); b. July 31, 1877, d. Sept. 16, 1956; dau. of Nathan & Barbara (Keyser) Ettinger; married  Nov. 10, 1996 William Edwin McClish

(ss/w William E.)

 

Large monument MCCLISH between George C. and Eliza

Eliza Ann, 1839-1916;  “His Wife”

Note: Eliza Ann (Meyers); b. Mar. 12, 1839, d. Aug. 25, 1916; married June 23, 1857

George C. McClish

 

Elizabeth, 1831-1913; “His Wife”

Note: Elizabeth (McClish);  b. Feb. 11, 1831, d. May 23, 1913; dau. of Isaiah & Elizabeth (Cope) McClish; married Sept. 7, 1848 George F. McClish

2nd stone: Mother

(ss/w George F.)

 

Freddie C., son of G. C. & E. A.; Nov. 13, 1884, 1 mo, 25 dys

Note: Freddie Charles, son of George C. & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish

 

George C., 1836-1918

Note:  “Little George”; b. Aug. 23, 1836, d. Feb. 11, 1918; son of Isaiah & Elizabeth (Cope) McClish; married June 23, 1857 Eliza Ann (Meyers)

 

George F., 1827-1918

Note: “Big George”; b. Aug. 8, 1826, d. May 6, 1918; son of Isaiah Sr. & Catherine (Pugh) McClish; married Sept. 7, 1848 Elizabeth (McClish)

(ss/w Elizabeth)

2nd stone: Father

 

Infant (This stone is next to Samuel and if probably the same as the infant daughter on the stone with Samuel)

 

Infant daughter, Dec. 20, 1896

Note: b. Dec. 20, 1896, d. Dec. 20, 1896; dau. of Samuel Anderson & Eliza Ella (Heiney) McClish

(ss/w Samuel)

 

Large stone by John Henry & Alice: J. H. MCCLISH

 

James E., 1920-1974; Married Feb. 2, 1941

Note:  James Edward, b. Jan. 24, 1920, d. Mar. 14, 1974; son of Leslie Allen & Matilda

Alice (Johnson) McClish; marr.  Zelma I.(Helsey)

(ss/w Zelma I.)

 

Jermiah, d. Nov. 19, 1874; 21 yrs, 11 mos, 14 dys

Note: b. Jan. 3, 1853, d. Dec. 19, 1874; son of George F. & Elizabeth (McClish) McClish

 

J. H. (a large monument near John H. & Alice)

 

John H., 1858-1928

Note: John Henry McClish; b. Apr. 12, 1858, d. Jan. 25, 1858; son of George C. & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish; married (1) Aug. 19, 1876 Esmorelda “Lizzie” (Brooks), (2) Jan. 1, 1879 Alice Catherine (Lawrence), (3) Dec. 31, 1922 Jennie (Powless)

 

John H., 1863-1944

Note: John “Henry”; b. Feb. 25, 1863, d. Apr. 10, 1944; son of George F. & Elizabeth (McClish) McClish; married Mar. 24, 1892 Harriet “Hattie” Hope (Ryon)

 

Leslie A., 1898-1961

Note: Leslie Allen McClish; b. Nov. 4, 1898, d. Mar. 15, 1961; son of William Edwin & Della (Ettinger)  McClish; married Nov. 18, 1919 Matilda Alice (Johnson)

(ss/w Matilda M.)

 

Matilda M., 1893-1979

Note: Matilda Alice (Johnson); b. June 16, 1893, d. Apr. 20, 1979; dau. of Willis Franklin & Sarah E. (Croughan) Johnson; married Nov. 18, 1919 Leslie Allen McClish

(ss/w Leslie A.)

 

Princess J., 1998-1988; Married Dec. 24, 1917

Note:  Julia “Princess” (Lewis); b. July 2, 1898, d. Apr. 15, 1988; dau. of John Alexander & Julia Ann (Sponseller) Lewis; marr. Benjamin McClish

(ss/w Benjamin)

 

Samuel A., Sept. 21, 1859-Feb. 22, 1897

Note: Samuel Anderson McClish; son of George C. & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish; married Mar. 1, 1884 Eliza Ellen (Heiney)

(ss/w Infant Daughter)

 

William E., 1875-1964

Note: William Edwin; b. Dec. 14, 1875, d. July 18, 1964; son of George C. & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish; married Nov. 10, 1896 Della (Ettinger)

(ss/w Della)

 

Zelma I. 1923- ; Married Feb. 2, 1941

Note: Zelma I. (Helsey); married James Edward McClish

(ss/w James E.)

 

MCLISH (This should be MCCLISH)

Isiah, Oct. 27, 1887; 77 yrs, 3 mos, 11 dys; “Elizabeth his wife died-“

Note: Isaiah McClish; b. July 16, 1810; son of Jacob, Sr. & Hester (Thatcher) McClish; married Mar. 13, 1830 Elizabeth (Cope)

(ss/w Elizabeth)

 

Elizabeth (only mention of Elizabeth is notation on Isaiah’s stone “Elizabeth his wife died-“

Note: Elizabeth (Cope) b. Mar. 16, 1814 in Germany, d. Aug. 29, 1904; dau. of George & Elizabeth “Betsey” Cope; married Mar. 13, 1830 Isaiah McClish

 

MILLER

Marguerite J. 1915-1988

Note: Marguerite J. (Hughey),b. Sept. 30, 1915, d. Dec. 30, 1988; dau. of Amos Smith & Mary Jane (Neddo) Hughey; marr. Dec. 30, 1939 Robert C. Miller

(ss/w Robert C.)

 

Robert C. 1916-1999

(other side: Robert C., U. S. Army Air Forces, WWII; Feb. 15, 1916-Jan. 2, 1999)

Note: son of Charles R. & Harriette (Olvitt) Miller; marr.  Dec. 30, 1939 Marguerite J. (Hughey)

(ss/w Marguerite J.)

 

MINNIS

(There is a large monument that has A. C. Minnie on one side and the other has A. Oswalt-no dates)

 

Albert C., 1845-1916

 

Claude D., 1875-1908

 

Mary L., 1851-1918

 

MORGAN

June, Jun. 25, 1912-Feb. 8, 1977

 

MUMBY

Evelyn J., 1908-2001; Married Oct. 19, 1927

Note: Evelyn J. (Shellenbarger), b. Sept. 20, 1908, d. Sept. 18, 2001, dau. of Frank. B. & Katherine (Pashby); marr. Robert J. Mumby

(ss/w Robert J.)

 

Robert J., 1906-1987

Note: son of Robert & Jessie (Yeomans) Mumby

(ss.w Evelyn J.)

 

MUSSELMAN

Large MUSSELMAN monument

 

Father, 1856-1913

 

NELSON

Cindy L., May 20, 1950

(ss/w George G.)

 

George G., July 7, 1949-Mar. 5, 1997

Wedding Feb. 16, 1968

(ss/w Cindy L.)

 

OBRIEN

Florence, 1893-1971

Note: Florence (Daugherty)

(ss/w William)

 

William, 1893-1980

(ss/w Florence)

 

ORCHEL

Anna, 1891-1960

(ss/w Lawrence)

 

Lawrence, 1882-1945

(ss/w Anna)

 

Julius T., 1908-1972

 

Neva L., b. 1908, d. 1977 (This is on other records, I did not locate in 2003)

 

OSWALT (see MINNIS)

Albert, 1877-1940

 

Claudia M. Minnis, 1875-1940

 

John A., 1881-1890

 

Julia, 1850-1911

 

Mary M., 1905-1905

 

Warren, 1877-1945

 

William J., 1843-1925, CW

 

PARSONS

Barbara Ruth, Aug. 5, 1930-Mar. 23, 1940

 

PECK

(SEE CHURCHILL)

 

PHILLIPS

Elaine, 1979

(ss/w SPOONER, Flora)

 

RICE

Etta, 1873-1940

Note: Sarah “Etta” (McClish); b. Aug. 1, 1873, d. Jun 30, 1940; dau. of George C.  & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish; married Dec. 1, 1900 Henry J. Rice

(ss/w Henry J.)

 

Henry J., 1875-1972

Note: b. Aug. 22, 1875, d. June 4, 1972; son of William & Emma (Corsen) Rice;  married (1) Dec. 1, 1900 Sarah “Etta” McClish), (2) Sept. 17, 1944 Grace F. (Green)

(ss/w Etta)

 

Grace, F., 1882-1959

Note: Grace F. (Green); b. Apr. 4, 1882, d. 1959; dau. of Andrew & Emma (Kenworthy) Green; married (1) ? Freemire, (2) ? Engard, (3) Sept. 17, 1944 Henry J. Rice

 

RICHMOND

Clarence C., 1917-1953 “Son”

 

Homer, 1861-1932 “Father”

Note: married Leora “Lula” May (Alleman)

 

Irene J., 1923-2003

(ss/w  Wesley V.)

 

Wesley V., 1919-1984

(ss/w Irene J.

 

RILEY

Doris (Wing), 1896-1969

Note: Doris (Wing); dau. of Major & Norah  (Beard) Wing

 

RUNDEL

Geo. J., d. May 12, 1891; 48 yrs, 5 mos, 12 dys

(ss/w Mary A.)

2nd stone: G. J. R.

 

Mary A., wife of Geo. J. Rundel 1850-1923

(ss/w Geo. J.)

2nd stone:  Mary A.

 

SANDS

Eliza H., 1865-1949

Note: Eliza Ellen (Heiney), b. Sept. 14, 1865, d. Apr. 30, 1949; married (1) Mar. 1, 1884 Samuel  Anderson McClish, (2) Apr. 9, 1902 Milton Sands

 

Infant

Note: child of Milton and Eliza (Heiney) Sands, b. bef. 1910

 

SCRITCHFIELD

Large SCRITCHFIELD monument

 

Carol J. 1936-1998

Note: Carol Jean (Orchel), b. Dec. 24, 1936, dau. of Julius & Neva (Bower) Orchel; married May 16, 1964, Leon Scritchfield

 

Leon F., 1938


Mildred A., 1916

 

Ross R., 1902-1987

 

SEAS

Large SEAS monument

 

John, Oct. 25, 1807-Oct. 25, 1880

(ss/w Lydia)

 

Lena, “daughter”, 1893-1951

 

Lydia, Aug. 10, 1812-Oct. 10, 1892

(ss/w John)

 

Mary A., 1866-1955; “His Wife”

Note: married Peter Seas

 

Peter, 1843-1920

Note: married Mary A. ?

 

William H., 1840-1926

 

SHAW

Shaw Babies

 

SHEWARD

Shelba Jean, Sept. 19, 1938

 

SIMPSON

Rosie Guthrie, wife of Cecil; d. July 1, 1974

Note: From the records of Eva Henderson: Cremated and ashes thrown over these graves (SMITHS)

 

SMITH

Alma, 1873-1961;

Note: Alma (Guthrie);married Joseph M. Smith

(ss/w Joseph M.)

 

Joseph M., 1870-1950

Note: married Alma (Guthrie)

(ss/w Alma)

 

SOUTHWICK

Hattie L., d. Mar. 18-May 28, 1824 2 yrs. 2 mos, 10 dys

(ss/w Lefa)

 

Lefa L., d, Oct. 29, 1870, 5 months

(ss/w Hattie)

 

Rachie L., Sept. 18, 1873; 24 yrs, 5 mos, 22 dys (stone is off the base)

 

SOWLE

Large SOWLE monument (No names or dates on stone)

 

SPOONER

Abram, Dec. 23, 1851-Apr. 13, 1897

Warner, d. July 7, 1877; 72 yrs, 6 mos       

Two stones say W. Spooner, one also says “Father”

(ss/w Warner)

 

Abram George, 1876-1962

 

Calvin K., 1877-1954

 

Large SPOONER monument in front of Charles K.

 

Charles K., Jan. 14, 1840- Nov. 6, 1892

2nd stone: Charles K., 1840-1892

 

Flora, 1938

(ss/w  Elaine Phillips)

 

J. Arlene, 1913-1991

 

Roy W., 1907-1973

 

Warner, d. July 7, 1877, 72 yrs, 6 mos,

(ss/w Abram)

2nd stone: W. Spooner “Father”

3rd stone: W. Spooner

 

STICKNEY

Glenn W., 1915-1919

Note: b. Dec. 31, 1915, d. Mar. 22, 1919; son of William L. & Myrtle Elizabeth “Libby” (March) Stickney

 

William L., 1861-1920

Note: d. Oct. 25, 1920; married Myrtle Elizabeth “Libby” (March)

 

STIENBARGER

Alan, Aug. 6, 1956-Jan. 14, 1976 “Son”

Note: son of Roger Konrad & Florence Jane (Girven) Stienbarger

 

Bessie B., 1898-1988

Note: Bessie Belle (Casselman), b. Mar. 17, 1898, d. Apr. 5, 1888; dau. of Orren & Henrietta “Etta” (McClish) Casselman; married Oct. 13, 1918 Clark Henry Stienbarger

(ss/w Clark H.)

 

Bradley W., 1950-1968 “Son”

Note: Bradley Wayne Steinbarger (per obit) Stienbarger (per funeral card); b. Oct. 22, 1950, d. June 11, 1968; son of Wayne & Elizabeth “Maxine” (Gose) Stienbarger

 

Clark H., 1893-1990

Note: Clark Henry Stienbarger, b. Aug. 24, 1893, d. Oct. 17, 1990; son of Henry Philander & Dora Elizabeth (McClish) Steinbarger; married Oct., 13, 1918 Bessie Belle (Casselman);

(ss/w Bessie B.)

 

Dora E., 1865-1929

Note: Dora Elizabeth (McClish), b. Oct. 2, 1865, d. Apr. 13, 1929; dau. of George C. & Eliza Ann (Meyers) McClish; married Aug. 13, 1883 Henry Philander Steinbarger

 

E. Maxine, 1931- ;Marr. Jan. 8, 1950

Note: Elizabeth  “Maxine” (Gose); marr. Wayne L. Stienbarger

(ss/w Wayne L.)

 

Henry P., 1858-1897

Note: Henry Philander Steinbarger; son of Byron & Hannah (Trowl) Steinbarger; married Aug. 13, 1883 Dora Elizabeth (McClish)

2nd stone: Henry P. Steinbarger, b. Mar. 31,1858- d. Mar. 1, 1897

 

Wayne L. 1930-2001

Note: b. May 12, 1930, d. Jan. 30, 2001; son of Clark Henry & Bessie Belle (Casselman) Stienbarger;

(ss/w E. Maxine)

 

STICKNEY

Glenn W., 1915-1919

Note: b. Dec. 31, 1915, d. Mar. 22, 1919; son of William L. & Myrtle Elizabeth “Libby” (March) Stickney

 

William L., 1861-1920

Note: d. Oct. 25, 1920; married Myrtle Elizabeth “Libby” (March)

 

SWEET

Jared, 1829-1919

 

Syllinda, 1843-1923

 

TAYLOR

Adeline, 1907-1972; Married Aug. 4, 1932 “Mother”

(ss/w Robert W.)

 

Herbert E., June 15, 1865-Oct. 21, 1899 “Father”

Note:  son of John B. Taylor & Neva “Anne” (Solomon) Taylor; married Apr. 7, 1896

Rosa May (Kirby)

 

Jeff, 1958-1998, “son”

(ss/w Kay & Larry)

 

Kay, 1939; Married Nov. 17, 1956

(ss/w Jeff & Larry)

 

Larry, 1937; Married Nov. 17, 1956

(ss/w Jeff &  Kay)

 

Robert W., 1903-1975; Married Aug. 4, 1932 “Father”

(ss/w Adeline)

 

Rosa M., May 20, 1874-Sept. 26, 1938 “Mother”

Note: Rosie May (Kirby); b. May 20, 1874, d. Sept 26, 1938; dau. of James & Esther (McClish) Kirby; married Apr., 7, 1896 Herbert E. Taylor

 

THOMAS

Nora, 1885-1952

 

TOMLINSON

Charles

 

Charles E., 1849-1915

 

Eliza, Dec. 8, 1886, 32 yrs, 6 mos, 23 ds

 

Frank

 

Rose

 

ULSH

Eldon V. 1915-1980

 

Katherine L., Feb. 28, 1990, “Katie” “Daughter”

Note: Katherine Leslie, dau. of Marian E. (Field) Ulsh

(ss/w Marian E.)

 

Marian E., Apr. 14, 1954-Oct. 19, 1998, “Mother”

Note: Marian E. (Field), dau. of  George & Alice (Cooley) Field;

Marr. Dec. 27, 1999 Donald Ulsh

(ss/w Katherine L.)

 

Nora M., 1896-1985  Together 61 Years “Mother”

(ss/w William E.)

 

William E., 1896-1976 Together 61 Years “Father”

(ss/w  Nora M.)

 

VANDEGEISSEN

(This stone has ETHRIDGE in large letters at the bottom, VANDEGEISSEN in large letters at top)

Corra E. , Jan. 26, 1876-Jan. 29, 1897

2nd stone: Corra

Note: Cora E. (Etheridge) dau. of Stephen and Lovina Etheridge, marr. ? Vandergeissen


(Three smaller stones beside this large monument-not sure if they are Ethridge or Vandergeissen?)

Freddie, June 21, 1869-Mar. 24, 1871

 

Lillie, Jan 5, 1863-Jan. 9, 1863

 

Willie, Aug. 29, 1864-Oct. 27, 1865

 

VROMAN

Carl E., 1930-1988

 

Velma J., Oct. 5, 1933-Jan. 17, 1936

(ss/w Lester Cartwright)

 

WELTON

Freddie, son of Z. & F. Welton;  Mar. 11, 1877,  7 yrs, 11 ds.

 

Lydia, wife of Zaphana; Sept. 4, 1860

 

Zephana, Co., M, 7 Mich. Cav

 

WHITEHEAD

Denver, 1910-1973

Note: son of Thomas & Nora (Richmond) Whitehead

 

Victor E., 1906-1968

Note: son of Thomas & Nora (Richmond) Whitehead

 

WING

Clarissa L., 1903-1921

Note: Clarissa Lucinda Wing; b. July 8, 1903, d. Sept. 21, 1921

 

Helen I., 1902

Note: Helen Irene Wing; died in infancy

 

Major C.  1863-1935

Note: married Norah B. (Beard)

(ss/w  Norah B.)

 

Norah B., 1870-1944

Note: married Major C. Wing

(ss/w Major C.)

 

Ralph K., 1909-1911

Note: Ralph Kenneth Wing

 

WISNER

Large WISNER monument

 

Rev. A. W.; Feb. 5, 1825-Dec. 28, 1893, Co. C., 20th Mich. Inf. Vol.

 

Charles A., 1870-1933

 

Juliett, Jan. 12, 1828-Dec. 8, 1904

 

WORDEN

Charles D., 82 yrs, 8 mos, 24 dys

(ss/w Frances & Rosanna)

2nd stone: Charles

 

Cordelia, 1836-1915

 

Frances, 1846-1876

(ss/w Charles D. & Rosanna)

2nd stone: Frank

 

John (cannot locate 2003)

 

Julia, d. June 3, 1879; 41 yrs, 11 mos, 7 ds “Wife of S. F. Worden”

Note: married Silas F. Worden

(ss/w Polly, Russel & Silas F.)

2nd stone: Julia

 

Polly, d. Aug. 14, 1860; wife of Russel Worden, aged 61 yrs, 8 mos, 23 ds

Note: wife of Russel Worden

2nd stone: Mother

(ss/w Julia, Russel & Silas F.)

 

Rosanna, 1844-1894

(ss/w Charles D. & Frances)

2nd stone: Rose

 

Russel, d. Jan. 22, 1854, aged 55 yrs

(ss/w Julia, Polly & Silas F.)

2nd stone: Father

 

Silas F., 1826-1917

(ss/w Julia, Polly & Russel)

 

YANCY

Henry L., Aug. 9, 1949-Jan. 12, 1973

Note: married Mar. 16, 1968 Diane Marie (Phillips); Killed in Auto Accident

 

Misc. stones:

 

----layette ------ d. Aug.? 3, 1877, 10 yrs, 7 mos, 20 ds.

 

Marietta (stone broken and missing)


  

 

A very speial thank you Kay Gabel for her hard work and generous donation.

 

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