Berrien County Genealogy Project presents...

Howe Cemetery

Bertrand Twp., Berrien County, Michigan

Recorded 1964 & 2003 by Daundra Baker

Located in section 12, on Buffalo Road, this cemetery is #33 in the Michigan Cemetery Atlas. Take Red Bud Trail south, from Buchanan. At the intersection of Buffalo Road go east about a mile. This land was part of the Frederick Howe farm, first used as a family burial place, later in the 1830's Frederick donated the land to the township. Most of the early burials are relatives or neighbors, who became related to the Howes. Many of the markers are showing signs of age and weather, several are broken. The cemetery is a well kept, lovely site. As usual, I welcome corrections and/or additions. I first transcribed information from markers in 1964 & again in 2003, then cross referenced the dates and added information from various vital, census, family and Internet records. Sincerely, Daundra

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Bailey, Frederick J.  1850 1918 s/o Justice & Lucinda (Howe) Bailey
Bailey, Lucinda (Howe) 1816 1895 w/o Justice Bailey, mar. Berrien Co., Jan.17,1839
Barlow, John   Apr. 18, 1852 28y
Barmore, Almettie  1871 1956  
Barmore, George A. 1871 1956  
Barnes, Pearl G. *Mar. 19, 1887 Sept. 14, 1895 8y, 6m, 26d, Our Boy, Only Son of Thomas F. & Viola J. Barnes, b. & d. Berrien Co.
Barnes, Viola J. (Best) *Feb. 25, 1850 June 9, 1880 30y, 3m, 12d,w/o Thomas F. Barnes mar. Berrien Co., Dec. 8, 1880/1881 (mar. record shows both years). (If she died in 1880 how could she be married in 1880 or 1881 and have a son born in 1887?)
Bates, Aden E. *Aug. 9, 1879 Apr. 12, 1887 7y, 8m, 3d, d. Buchanan Twp., Berrien Co.
Bates, Bertha L.  *Oct. 12, 1877 Apr. 14, 1887 9y, 6m, 2d, d. Buchanan Twp., Berrien Co.
Benton, Luella Maria *June 10, 1855 Dec. 12, 1878 23y, 6m, 2d, d. Weesaw Twp. Berrien Co., cause: Childbirth, d/o James Dempsey, w/o Burr Benton Jr., mar. in Berrien Co., Apr. 16, 1876
Best, Alfaretta Mar. 8, 1858 Sept. 29, 1858 d/o David & Almira Best
Best, Almira L Nov. 18, 1827 Oct. 12, 188 w/o David A. Best
Best, Betsy J. *Aug. 31, 1837 Aug. 2, 1887 49y, 11m, 20d, d. Berrien Co., w/o John A.Best
Best, Cora D. *Aug. 26, 1859 Nov. 2, 1863 4y, 2m, 7d, d/o H. N. & S. Best
Best, David A.  *Dec. 27, 1821 Sept. 27, 1899 77y, 9m,d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co.
Best, John L. *July 17, 1848 Mar. 11, 1886 37y, 7m, 25d, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., s/o John & Pheobe Best
Best, John A.   Feb. 18, 1893 62y (Death year may be 1898, marker worn.)
Best, Martha J. *Dec. 8, 1829 Nov. 2, 1852 22y, 10m, 25d
Best, Orvin(Orrin) T. June 21, 1859 Jan. 5, 1881 19y, 11m., d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., s/o David & Almira Best
Best, Sarah E.    Aug. 26, 1866 (Unable to read age at death)
Best, William R. *Mar. 31,1843 Dec. 26, 1892 49y, 8m, 26d, d. Benton Harbor, Berrien Co. (brother of Margaret Ann Hooker)
Best, William D. Dec. 25, 1861 May 5, 1881 17y, 11m, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., s/o David & Almira Best (Record gives death year of 1880 & marker reads 1880.)
Best, Willie *June 30, 1884 Dec. 30, 1885 1y, 6m, Little Willie, s/o John A. & Betsy A. Best
Blake, Arthur *June 6, 1876 Dec. 27, 1876 5m, 21d, d.Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., s/o Joseph & Catherine Blake
Blake, Charles *Mar. 11, 1918 Oct. 21, 1873 54y, 7m, 10d, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co.
Blake, Elizabeth  *June 1, 1819 May 26, 1874 53y, 11m, 27d,d. Buchanan Twp., Berrien Co., d/o Conrad & Catherine Brown w/o Charles Blake
Blake, Gertrude   Feb. 27, 1887 d/o Joseph & Catherine Blake
Blake, Joseph *Mar. 1, 1845  May 19, 1893 48y, 2m, 18d,s/o Joseph & Catherine Blake
Blake, Lucy J. (Deming)   Nov. 15, 1862 w/o Buren Blake, mar. Berrien Co., Oct. 16, 1861
Bliss, Anna *Sept. 11, 1800 Nov. 11, 1864 64y, 2m, w/o Hiram Bliss
Bliss, DeBert  1835 Sept. 27, 1887 d. Niles Twp., Berrien Co. (Mar. Nancy Smith, Berrien Co., on Mar. 9, 1865)
Bliss, Hiram *Nov. 5, 1801 Oct. 5, 1864 62y, 11m
Brown, George  abt. 1828  Veteran of Civil War. Enlisted as Pvt. Oct. 24, 1861, age 33 yrs. Dec. 19, 1861; Enlisted Co. I, 12th Michigan Infantry, discharged, DeVall's Bluff, AR, Jan. 7, 1865
Bryan, Ann   Dec.24,1855 84y, Our Mother,w/o Michael Bryan
Butler, Arlington W. 1904 1980 Veteran of WW II
Butler, David A. 1920 1936  
Butler, Jay W. 1874 1945  
Butler Jr, Jay Wilson, 19 Nov. 1902 14 June 1973 Veteran of WW II, MM-3, US Navy
Butler, Mary (Welch)  1878 1970  
Butts, Laura Grace (French) 1881 1931 w/o Eugene Rolla Butts, mar. Berrien Co., Dec.17, 1902
Carpenter, Charlotte L. 1913 1913  
Carpenter, Elsie A. 1885 1920  
Carpenter, Mettie I. 1874 1939  
Carpenter, Wilson F. 1875 1954  
Cissna, Charlie H.   Oct. 2, 1859 s/o John & Susannah (Salsbury) Cissna
Cox, Lucy A.  *May 5, 1835  June 5, 1854 19y, 1m, __d,d/o Richard & Amanda Cox
Crofoot, Maria S. 1815 1890 (Questionable spelling of last name)
Davenport, Laura A. Nov. 6, 1819 Jan. 18, 1879 w/o William R. Davenport
Davenport, William R. Oct. 30, 1818 July 5, 1877  
DeMont, Edward   Jan. 5,1851 30y, Our Parents, 1st h/o Mary D. Howe-Smith, mar. Berrien Co., May 21, 1840; Mary re-married to James Smith. Mary is buried with Edward
Dempsey, Betsy *July 31, 1796 Mar. 12, 1872 75y, 7m(5m?), 12d, w/o John Dempsey
Dempsey, John Wesley 1827 Feb. 23, 1902 s/o John & Betsy Demsey died Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co.
Dempsey, John *July 17, 1800 Mar. 25, 1852 51y, 3m, 3d
Dempsey, Martha Ellen (Lambert) *July 29, 1833 Aug. 27, 1879 46y, 29d, w/o James E. Dempsey, mar. Berrien Co., Nov. 6, 1852
Dempsey, Mary  *Feb. 1, 1841 Dec. 1, 1840 10m, d/o John & Betsy Demsey
Evers, Harriet R. 1838 1918  
Farran, Anna (Thornburn) 1884 Feb. 22, 1913 d. in Bertrand Twp., cause: Childbirth, Berrien Co., w/o Eugene Farran
Farran, Catharine   Dec. 13, 1873 82y, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., d/o Calvin & Sybil Beebe, w/o James Farran (Death record reads Dec. 14, 81y, 6m. Marker inscribed with Dec. 13, 82y.)
Farran, Emma  1844 Mar. 29, 1893 d/o Henry & Sarah Farran
Farran, Eugene 1870 1915  
Farran, Henry C. 1827 1892  
Farran, Infant    Feb. 9, 1913 Child of Eugene & Anna (Thornburn) Farran (Buried with mother)
Farran, Sarah A. 1831 May 22, 1910 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co.
French, Samuel D. 1844 1844 s/o Samuel & Sarah E. French
Franklin, Benjamin *Aug. 16, 1804 Oct. 26, 1882 78y, 3m, 10d, d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co.
Franklin, Caroline Oct. 20, 1814 Apr. 1, 1847 32y, 5m, 12d, w/o Benjamin Franklin
Franklin, Catherine M. (Perrott) "Katie" Oct. 20, 1844 Feb. 15, 1903 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co., w/o Freeman Franklin, mar. Berrien Co., May 31, 1863
Franklin, Dell July 11, 1876 Sept. 6, 1876 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co., d/o Freeman & Catherine Franklin
Franklin, Freeman Mar. 29, 1841 Sept. 26, 1909  
Franklin, John H. *Apr. 3, 1830 Mar. 29, 1852 21y, 11m, 26d, s/o Benjamin & Caroline Franklin
French, Betsey   Jan. 2, 1861 65y, w/o Titus French Sr.
French, Ella A. (Davenport) July 8, 1851 Apr. 12, 1938 w/o Willard Bliss French, mar. Berrien Co., Sept. 28, 1869 
French, Fred E. 1873 1952  
French, Mercy J. 1819 1892 w/o Samuel French
French, Paulina  Feb. 23, 1840 Nov. 9, 1889 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co. d/o Titus & Betsy French
French, Samuel 1818 1892  
French, Sarah E. 1810 1857 w/o Samuel French
French, Sophronia E. 1854 1854 d/o Samuel & Sarah E. French
French, Titus Thayer 1814 1903 s/o Titus & Betsey French
French, Titus    18 Dec. 1865 80y (Marker broken)
French, Verna B. 1887 1966  
French, Willard Bliss Apr. 6, 1847 Jan. 23, 1922 d. Buchanan, Berrien Co.
G., F.T.     Footstone
Goit, Delina Minnie (Franklin) *Oct. 1, 1843 Jan. 23, 1873 29y, 3m(8m?), 22d, w/o Ransom Pliny Goit, mar. Berrien Co., May 22, 1872
Gordon, Amelia   Nov. 19, 1884 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co., b. Handle, NY
Gordon, Henry   Sept. 27, 1903  
Gray, Esther Angeline 1854 May 4, 1899 d. Betrand Twp., Berrien Co.
Gray, George W. 1840 1922 (There is a Veterans Flag marker at his site, unable to confirm his military service, assume it was in Civil War.)
Hanover, Armelia "Millie" (Bailey) *July 31, 1848  June 20, 1869 20y, 10m, 20d, d. Buchanan Twp., Berrien Co., w/o John W. Hanover, mar. Berrien Co. Apr. 13, 1866
Hanover, Ida *Apr. 11, 1869 July 25, 1869 3m, 14d,d. Buchanan Twp., Berrien Co., d/o John & Millie (Armelia) Hanover
Harrison, Elizabeth L.  Aug. 30, 1858   (Marker is broken, unknown if date is birth or death.)
Harrison, Nevel (Marvel?) L. *Mar. 23, 1833 Apr. 23, 1843 10y, 1m, s/o Dr. William C. & Armelia (Bailey) Harrison
Haslett, Andrew D. *June 16, 1850 Dec. 13, 1850 5m, 26d, s/o William & Mary E (Best) Haslett
Haslett, Eva K. Mar. 21, 1869 Oct. 1, 1871 2y, 6m, 11d,d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., d/o James & Martha E. Haslett
Haslett, Infant Son    Aug. 9, 1849 s/o William & Mary E. (Best) Haslett
Haslett, James D. 1848 1933 Father, s/o William & Mary E. (Best) Haslett
Haslett, John A. 1853 1932 s/o William & Mary E. (Best) Haslett
Haslett, M. E.  1867 1868  
Haslett, Maggie 1863 1936 Mother
Haslett, Martha E. 1850 1931 Mother, w/o James D. Haslett
Haslett, Mary Ellen (Best) Sept. 8, 1828 Feb. 7, 1912 b. White Deer Twp., Union Co., PA, d/o William Best (1800-1844), d. Granger, St. Joseph Co., IN, 1st wife Rachael McAfee (1805-1831), w/o William Haslett, mar. St. Joseph, Co., IN, July 21, 1847
Haslett, William Mar. 22, 1820 June 11, 1889 Columbia Co., PA, s/o John & Letitia (Dunlap) Haslett, pioneers to St. Joseph, Co. IN
Haslett, William B. 1855 1945 Father, s/o William & Mary E. (Best) Haslett
Hooker, Margaret A. (Best) *Aug. 6, 1839 Sept. 12, 1869 30y, 1m, 6d, w/o Price B. Hooker (sister of William Best)
Hourigan, Katheryn (Treat)  1904 1993  
Howe, Alice *Jan. 15, 1852 June 1, 1852 5m, d/oFrancis W. & Betsey Ann (Crane) Howe
Howe, Betsy Ann (Crane) *Feb. 26, 1829  Jan. 18, 1853 23y, 10m, 20d, w/o Francis W. Howe, mar. Berrien Co. Feb. 6, 1848
Howe, Charles Franklin 1832 May 7, 1913
Howe, Charlotte E.  *Nov. 23, 1834 May 21, 1853 18y, 5m, 28d, d/o of Frederick & Polly Howe
Howe, F. A. 1814 1862  
Howe, Francis W. Oct. 1, 1818 Mar. 21, 1888 s/o of Frederick & Polly Howe
Howe, Frederick W. 1861 1937  
Howe, Frederick    Feb. 18, 1864 76y, Our Father
Howe, Hannah C. (French) *Aug. 25, 1807 Nov. 12, 1889 82y, 2m, 18d, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., w/o Francis W. Howe, mar. Berrien Co., Nov. 11, 1854
Howe, Jennie E. (Harding) 1865 Dec. 21, 1949 w/o Frederick W. Howe, mar. Berrien Co., Nov. 21, 1888
Howe, Joanna    Oct. 14, 1838 93y, w/o Antipass Howe
Howe, Lucy C.  1837 Mar. 23, 1909 died Buchanan Tow. Berrien Co, MI
Howe, Luella A. *Feb. 27, 1851 Apr. 7, 1852 1y, 1 m, 8d, d/o Francis & Betsy Ann (Crane) Howe
Howe, Polly abt. 1790 Feb. 17, 1869 79y, Our Mother, w/o Frederick H. Howe
Howe, Sarah A. 1835 1915  
Huff, Aaron *Feb. 22, 1845 Mar. 10, 1863 18y, 16d, s/o Jacob & Sarah A. Huff, Veteran of Civil War. Enlisted as Pvt. Sept. 9, 1862 in South Bend, IN in 21st Light Artillery Indiana Regiment, died in "Service of His Country." (Military record states Mar. 11, 1863 as d.o.d.)
Huff, Jacob *June 14, 1805 June 6, 1851 45y, 11m, 22d
J., D.     Footstone
Johnston, Addie 1888 1941 Mother, w/o Simon Johnston
Johnston, Simon 1883 Mar. 10, 1932  
Kennedy, Infant Son     s/o J. & M. Kennedy
Kennedy, Samuel *June 3, 1833 June 21, 1843 10y, 18d, s/o J. & M. Kennedy
Lister, Irene May  1922 1995  
Lister, Joseph E.  1904 1983  
Lister, Judith A.  Dec. 31, 1940 June 5, 1972 Daughter
Lister, Lee H. 1906 1986 Veteran of WW II, US Army
Lister, Max Howe  1915 1999  
Lister, May (Howe)  1877 1949  
Merrifield, Bonnie F. 1931 2000  
Merrifield, Philip R.  1904 1977  
Merrifield, Virginia P. 1912 1967  
Morgan, Katie Dec. 18, 1879 June 21, 1880 Our Baby, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., d/o Rozaldo & Sarah J. Morgan
Morgan, Rozaldo June 6, 1838 Apr. 13, 1881 b. Richland County, OH, d. Bertrand Twp., Berrien Co., married Mandana Skeele in 1869 and then Sarah Jane French, Civil War Veteran: Company K. of the 111th New York State Infantry; served August 20 1862 until June 4 1865. Name on civil war papers spelled Rozalus. (info in blue from Ed Raus)
Mott, Sidney 1856 1933  
Murchland, Gabrielle B.  1909 1995  
Murchland, Mark Neal Sept. 16, 1945 June 27, 1970  Veteran of Vietnam, SP 4, 758 S&S Company
M__tes, Aden E. 12 ___ 1887 7y, 8m, 3d
M__tes, Berthal 11 Aug. 1887 9y, 6m, 2d
N., L.H.     Footstone 
Pope, Joseph  abt. 1780 Apr. 28, 1862 82y, Our Father, b. in Mass., died Berrien Co.
Pope, Orphy *Nov. 23, 1811 Nov. 5, 1859 47y, 11m, 12d, Wife of Joseph
Reynolds, Emma   Oct. 18, 1854 d/o James & Nancy Reynolds
Reynolds, George F. *Sept. 10, 1799 Feb. 15, 1874 74y, 5m, 5d
Reynolds, Joseph F.  *Jan. 16, 1841 June 16, 1863 22y, 5m, s/o George & Rachael Reynolds, Veteran of Civil War. Enlisted as Corporal Aug. 12, 1861, age 20. Enlisted Oct. 15, 1861 in Company B, 9th Michigan Infantry. Died of disease, Buchanan, MI. (Military record cites death date as June 15, 1863)
Reynolds, Rachel *Jan. 31, 1807 Feb. 18, 1874 67y, 18d, w/o George F. Reynolds
Roe, Mary E. (Bailey) *Sept. 6, 1843 Aug. 11, 1864 20y, 11m, 5d, Cause: Childbirth, w/o James H. Roe mar. in Berrien Co. Sept.8,1862
Rooke, Annie (Brown) 1827 1904 w/o William Rooke, mar. Berrien Co., Oct. 8, 1849 (There is an Annie Rooke that mar. Andrew Foster in Berrien Co., Apr. 25, 1865.)
Rooke, William 1818 1863  
Royer, Ida Dell 1868 1955 Mother, w/o James C. Royer
Royer, James C. 1859 1934 Father
Salisbury, Hamilton   Mar. 12, 1873 67y, 6m, 23d (Marker broken.)
Salisbury, Mahala J.   June 18, 1863  w/o Hamilton Salisbury(Marker broken and worn, death date according to John Swem - johnswem@yahoo.com)
Sherman, Frankie C. *Nov. 27, 1886 May 9, 1887 5m, 12d
Sherwood, Adna  1866 1946  
Sherwood, Albert 1859 1932  
Sherwood, Ellen L. (Farran) 1862 1931 w/o Albert Sherwood, mar. Berrien Co., Mar. 2, 1896
Sherwood, Harvey L. 1897 1961  
Sherwood, Lois C. 1897 1986  
Sherwood, Mary D. 1861 1940  
Smith, Charlotte L. 1853 1933 d/o Justice & Lucinda (Howe) Bailey, 1st w/o James A. Smith, mar. Berrien Co., Jan. 28, 1871
Smith, Edna Aug. 20, 1880 Oct. 23, 1880 d/o James A. & Charlotte (Bailey) Smith 
Smith, Freddie  Oct. 29, 1876 Sept. 13, 1877 s/o James A. & Charlotte (Bailey) Smith 
Smith, James A. 1849 1927 2nd h/o Mary D. Howe-DeMont
Smith, Jarland Aug. 4, 1890 Nov. 6, 1890 s/o James A. & Charlotte (Bailey) Smith 
Smith, Mary D.    Dec. 24, 1884 64y, d/o Frederick & Polly Howe, w/o Edward DeMont, mar. Berrien Co., May 21, 1840, re-married James A. Smith, buried with Edward DeMont
Smith, Maudie Apr. 13, 1872 Apr. 15, 1872 d/o James A. & Charlotte (Bailey) Smith 
Sparks, Alzina E. (Reynolds) 1832 July 18, 1924 w/o David R.Treat
Sparks, Annie 1864  Aug. 17, 1957 d/o David & Alzina (Reynolds) Treat, w/o Miles E. Sparks, mar. Berrien Co., July 24, 1899
Treat, Bryan W. 1869 Oct. 26, 1959  
Treat, David R. 1862 Oct. 8, 1949  
Treat, George F.  1858 1939  
Treat, Lulu (Howe)  1872 Sept. 6, 1964  
Vassar, Charles Bruce 1897 1960 Veteran of WW I
Vassar, Jacqueline E. 1906 Jan. 20, 1997 (Last name was Ackerman at time of death, marker inscribed Vassar.)
Vorhees, Nettie (Treat)  1861 1947  
Welch, Alfred T. May 4, 1868 May 10, 1902  
Welch, Dolly     (Buried next to Alfred T. Welch, marker is beneath grass too deep to raise for reading, only name is visable.) 
Welch, Ellnora  *May 31, 1851 Sept. 6, 1853 2y, 3m, 6d
Welch, Emma A. Nov. 13, 1880 Nov. 27, 1934  
Welch, John C. 1843 1912  
Welch, John C. Dec. 4, 1870 16 Aug. 1871 1y, 4m, 4d, s /o John C. & Nancy S. (Bailey) Welch
Welch, Justice Bailey Jr. 1903 1905  
Welch, Justice Bailey May 16, 1872 Sept. 13, 1913 s /o John C. & Nancy S. (Bailey) Welch
Welch, Lorenzo *Aug. 6, 1857 Oct. 6, 1859 2y, 2m, __d, s/o William & Elizabeth Welch
Welch, Mable L. 1908 1911  
Welch, Nancy Sophronia (Bailey) 1846 1926 w/o John C. Welch, mar. Berrien Co., May 16, 1867

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