Pierre Settlement Cemetery
Listed below are the transcriptions and photos of the tombstones in the Pierre Settlement Cemetery, Saint Joseph Township, Allen County, Indiana. This cemetery is located in St. Joseph Twp. section 23, on the south side of St. Joe Center Road, east of Hazelet Road, directly behind Calvary Baptist Church. The cemetery is adjacent to the church property on the north and west sides and confined by housing editions with tall blockade fences on the south and east sides. It is being maintained by the Catholic Cemetery on Lake Ave. The cemetery is named after Michael Pierre, an early French settler from Bettnig France who was interred in this cemetery in 1871. The gravestones are difficult to locate as they were laid flush in the ground about 1980 (or so) to keep children from Arlington Elementary School who traverse through the area going to and from school, from damaging them; and at the request of the nearby residents as they did not want to view the gravestones. A wrought iron fence that once surrounded the cemetery was so badly distressed it was taken down. At one time there was also a log cabin that served as a church for the Pierre Settlement on the site, which was known as St. Michaelís. The cemetery was photographed in September 2009. The cemetery is no longer in use.
The listings are in alphabetical order. One surname is listed per stone. If a stone contained multiple people, the names on the stone are listed in order, from left to right. Information that pertains to a single individual is listed after their name. If the information pertains to multiple names, such as a marriage date, it is listed after all the names.
In some instances the stones were very worn and hard to read. The DAR did a reading in 1932 and the Allen County Genealogical Society did a reading in the 1980ís. The information from these readings was used if the stones were unreadable or if the stones were not found.
There is no other information on any person other than what is listed. The photographs are copyrighted by the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR and may not be copied or published in any way for profit. Copies of the photos may be printed for your personal use only. Please give the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter, NSDAR credit when documenting where the transcriptions and photos were found.
PIERRE SETTLEMENT CEMETERY, SAINT JOSEPH TWP, ALLEN COUNTY, INDIANA
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