Pierre Settlement Cemetery Saint Joseph Township Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project
Allen County Indiana Cemetery Project

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.

Indiana DNR Location Listing:
Section 23, Twp 31N, Range 13E

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.

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Bobay John B. Died Apr. 5, 1910 Aged 74Y. 6M. 12D. Photo

Bobay John P. Died July 6, 1901 Aged 26Y. 5M. 6D. Photo

Bobay Julie Died June 21, 1892 Aged 50Y. 3M. 17D. Wife of J. B. Bobay Photo

Bobay Victor G. Died Dec. 15, 1896 Aged 24Y. 16D. Son of J. B. & J. Bobay Photo

Buhr Lorinda Died Mar. 1, 1880 Aged 28Ys 9Ms Wife of H. Buhr Photo

Dupont Frank J. son of M. & M. Dupont died Sept. 27, 1873 aged 1y. 6m. (No stone found DAR listing 1932.)

Kaliker Raymond A. Born Sept. 10, 1898 Died June 19, 1901 Photo

Pierr Cathirena Died Aug. 26, 1891 Aged 91Yís. 4Mís. 14Dís. Wife of M. Pierr rest in peace Photo

Pierr Michael son of J. & C. Pierr died Apr. 30, 1880 aged 14y. 6m. 28d. (No stone found DAR listing 1932.)

Pierre John Born in Bettnig France, Jan. 1, 1836 Died July 11, 1901 Aged 65Y. 7M. 10D. Photo

Pierre Michael Here rests the body of Michael Pierre born in Bettnug France (No stone found DAR listing 1932. See unknown stone listed below.)

Rothman Anna dau. of P. & S. Rothman died Dec. 9, 1871 aged 8y. 8m. 5d. (No stone found DAR listing 1932.)

Rothmann Mary Died July 25, 1894 Aged 3M. Photo

Rothmann Peter Died May 31, 1834 Aged 29Y 1M 20D At rest Photo

Roy Tracy Died Jan. 9, 1873 Aged 36Y. 10M, 5D Wife of John Roy Photo

Sarrazen Frank C. son of F. & M. Sarrazen died Mar. 9, 1879 aged 1y. 6m. 13d. (No stone found DAR listing 1932.)

Sarrazin Sophia J. Born Dec. 27, 1885 Died May 16, 1903 Aged 17Y. 4M. 20D Photo

Sarrazine August Born in France May 7, 1838 Died July 29, 1900 Photo

Sarrazine Louisa M. J. Born May 1, 1881 Died Sept. 15, 1898 Aged 17y. 4m. 15ds. Photo

Shuler Iva M. Died Mar. 29, 1878 Aged 1M 26D Dau. of L. & M. E. Shuler Photo

Vuldinaire John Died Nov 18 1878 Aged 42Y 7M 26D Photo

Vuldinaire Mary T. Born Feb. 2, 1811 Died July 28, 1888 Aged 77Y 5M. 26D. Photo

Unknown Found buried between Cathirena Pierr and John Pierre. The letters H E R and what looks like another E are all that is decipherable. Possibly the stone of Michael Pierre from 1771 that said, ĎHere lies the body of Michael Pierre born in Bettnig France.í Photo

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