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Bachert, Willow E 9/24/1999 - News Dispatch, Michigan City, IN - - - LaPORTE — Willow E. Bachert, 82, LaPorte, died at 8 a.m. Wednesday (Sept. 22, 1999) at her home. A graveside service is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Springville Cemetery, Springville, Ind., with Pastor Andrew Bailey officiating. Burial is in Springville Cemetery. Visitation is for family only. Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements. Mrs. Bachert was born in Springville on Sept. 14, 1917, to Ernest and Freda Peo Wagner. On Nov. 25, 1961, in LaPorte, she married John E. Bachert, who died Jan. 20, 1989. Survivors include one son, Rick Slater, LaPorte; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Joy Slater, Springville; three sisters, Leona Carnini, Crown Point, Hazel Istatt, LaPorte, and Marie Montgomery, Florida, and several nieces and nephews. One son, Ronald Slater; three sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Bachert was a waitress at Mary’s Restaurant.

Bailey, Mrs. Alvina - This obit is for Tracy cemetery: - The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus, Thurs, July 5, 1934
This obit is for Tracy cemetery: - Mrs. Alvina Bailey Funeral services for Mrs. Alvina Christina Doris Bailey of Wanatah, who died Tuesday at her home, were held this afternoon. Mrs. Bailey, who was 45 years old, was born in Tracy June 12, 1889, but later moved to Wanatah. Surviving is her husband, Elmer Bailey; five daughters, Mrs. William Gustafson and Mrs. Phillip Adams of Valparaiso; Mrs. George Eton and Ruth and Hazel Chambers of Wanatah; three sons, Russell, Harold and Harry chambers of Wanatah; one sister, Mrs. George Naubecker of Hammond; three brothers; Fred and Lewis Bass of LaPorte, and Otto Bass of Walkerton; and five grandchildren. Funeral services were held in the H.A. Boehlke funeral home at Wanatah and burial was in Tracy cemetery. The Rev. Elmer Erlandson of the Bethany Lutheran church of LaPorte, officiated. Source: The LaPorte Daily Herald Argus, Thurs, July 5, 1934.

Baker, Arthur C- "Rites Today" -- A. BAKER, 73, Former City Official, Dies Arthur C. Baker, 73 of 1544 Weller Avenue who served 3 terms as a Democratic Party city councilman from the Second ward and five years as City Water Department Superintendent died at 1:35 a.m. today at Community Hospital. Mr. Baker had been in failing health for several years. A lfielong resident of this city, Mr. Baker served as Second ward councilman after his election in 1925, 1929 and 1934. When May Alfred Norris was elected in 1938, Mr. Baker was appointed superintendt of the water works and served in that post for 5 years. After serving as supt for 5 years, he continued as an employee of the water department until his retired on May 1, 1955. Born in 1888 -- He was born in LaPorte on July 7, 1888 to Louis and Louise Zach Baker. He was married here on May 11, 1912 to mIss Lillie L. Ahlgrim, who survives. Mr. Baker was a member of the St. Paul Evangelical & Reformed Church here. Surviors besides his wife include one son, Billy C. Baker, a fire department captain here; one sister, Miss Erna Baker and one brother, Walter Baker of LaPorte and two grandhcildren. Fuenral services will be at 2 p.m.Tuesday at Otto Giese Funeral Home with Rev. Vcitor P. Frohne officiating. Burial in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may calla t the funeral home from 4 p.m. Monday until the time of the services. Died Friday Dec 22 buried Dec 26. - 1961? Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Baker, Elmer - Mich. City News 13 May 1903 pg 8 c 6   Elmer Baker, son of Mr and Mrs. Louis Baker of Stone Lake and brother of Mrs. C.E. Lindenmeyer of this city, passed away at 1 o'clock Friday morning after an illness of six months of tuberculosis. The deceased was born Sept 3, 1885 near Kingsbury. Surviving the deceased in addition to the parents are 3 sisters and four brothers. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. Paul's Evan Church, Laporte, Rev. Hanz Zumstein officiating. Burial was at Pine Lake cemetery. Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

BAKER, IRNA - Apr 1964 - ?? Newspaper -- Obit -- Miss IRNA BAKER, 84, of 1544 Weller Ave, died at 1:30 a.m. Today at Holy Family Hospital after a short illness. s he was born March 7, 1880 in LaPorte to Louis and Louise Zach Baker and had lived here most of her life. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ. Survivors include a brother, Walter, LaPorte and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Arthur C. Baker, with whom she lived here. Funeral services will be Wed., at 2 p.m. at the Otto E. Giese Funeral hOme here with Rev. Victor P. Frohne officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from after tomorrow noon until the time of the funeral Wednesday. -Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Baker, Louis - LaPorte Argus, 3-2-1922   Louis Baker, age 72 years of Weller Avenue died at his home at 1:34 Thursday morning. The deceased was born in Germany and came to this country when he was 18 years of age. When he was 21 he was married to Louise Zach, who survives him. the following relatives also survive: brothers, John B. Baker and 7 children Mrs. HT Lange; Verne and Arthur of LaPorte; Mrs. FC Lindenmeyer, Michigan City; Emil and Walter, of South Bend and Miss Erma Baker of Laporte. He also leaves 9 grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church and of the Odd Fellows. the funeral will be held from St. Paul's Church at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Rev. Braizel officiating. Short services at the home will precede the church services. LA Decker is the funeral director and interment will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. -Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address.

BAKER, KENNETH Z. - FROM: La Porte Herald-Argus, April 14, 1997 Mr. Kenneth Z. Baker, 85, of Hamilton Grove Retirement Center, New Carlisle, and formerly of 501 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte, died Sunday, April 13, 1997, at 8:15 a.m. at his home following a lengthy illness He was born Dec. 20, 1911, in La Porte, to Walter and Marie (Wurster) Baker, and had been a lifelong resident of La Porte. Mr. Baker had retired as a deliveryman for several local dairies, was a former Elks Club member and was a member of La Porte Old Timers Baseball Association. On Nov. 10, 1934, in La Porte, he married Charlotte Reiser, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Barbara Clark and Carol Kuta, both of La Porte, and Marilyn Miller of Denver; eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Essling Funeral Home with Rev. George Vrabely officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until the service Tuesday. Internment in Pine Lake Cemetery will take place at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. -Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Baker, Louis - LaPorte Argus, 3-2-1922 -- Louis Baker, age 72 years of Weller Avenue died at his home at 1:34 Thursday morning. The deceased was born in Germany and came to this country when he was 18 years of age. When he was 21 he was married to Louise Zach, who survives him. the following relatives also survive: brothers, John B. Baker and 7 children Mrs. HT Lange; verne and Arthur of LaPorte; Mrs. FC Lindenmeyer, Michigan City; Emil and Walter, of South Bend and Miss Erma Baker of Laporte. He also leaves 9 grandchildren. The deceased was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church and of the Odd Fellows. the funeral will be held from St. Paul's Church at 3:30 Saturday afternoon. Rev. Braizel officiating. Short services at the home will precede the church services. LA Decker is the funeral director and interment will bein Pine Lake Cemetery. -Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Baker, Mrs. Louise - The Herald Argus, LaPorte, Indiana, Thursday, May 22, 1941 - Mrs. Louise Baker, 91, Passes Away ** With Picture **
   Mrs. Louise Baker, 91, died at 9:30 this morning at her home, 1540 Weller Avenue. She had been in failing health since before Christmas. She was born 28 August 1849 in Trapton, Mecklenburg, Germany, but came to LaPorte 84 years ago from her birthplace. On 16 October 1871 she was married to Louis Baker, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Baker was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Church. Surviving are three sons, Arthur Baker, 1544 Weller avenue; E.W. Baker, 1602 Weller avenue; E.W. Baker, South Bend; two daughters, Mrs. C.E. Lindenmeyer, of Michigan City and Miss Irna Baker, at home, and other relatives, including 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at home Monday at 2:30, the Rev. Victor P. Frohne officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery with A.J. Reiser in charge. The body may be viewed at the home tomorrow afternoon and until time for the funeral.        #2--(? Newspaper) - Indiana "DEATHS" Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Baker, aged 91, who died Thursday will be held Monday afternoon in her residence, 1540 Weller avenue. Rev. Victor P. Frohne will officiate and burial will be in the Pine Lake cemetery. She was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, 28 August 1849, and came to this country when she was a child. She had lived in LaPorte for 84 years. In 1871 she was married to Louis Baker, who preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Arthur Baker, superintendent of the LaPorte Water Works; E.W. Baker, South Bend and Walter W. Baker, LaPorte, two daughters, Mrs.C.E. Lindenmeyer, South Bend, and Miss Irna Baker, at home; 10 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. -Contributed by Karen Zach see our donations page for her address

Ball, John H. - John H. Ball - Chicago Daily Tribune 1872-1963, Chicago, Illinois - Obit on 2 Jan 1921
First Male Child Born In LaPorte, Ind., Dies - Laporte, Ind., Jan.1 - [Special] - John H. Ball, first male white child born in Laporte county, died at his home yesterday. He was born Dec. ? 1934 in a log cabin, the first house of any kind other than Indiana dwelling built in this city. It was constructed by Ball's grandfather, George Thomas, who came here in 1832 from Virginia, on the site of the present New York Cemtery station. Mr. Thomas was LaPorte's first postmaster. - contributed by Bonnie.

BARGHOLZ, BRUNO - Bruno W. Bargholz, 49, of 404 E. street, LaPorte, died suddenly Saturday night at the Holy Family hospital. The son of Ernest and Dorretta Bargholz, he was born in Germany Oct. 11, 1904. Funeral home this evening and until time of services. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, 1 Feb 1954, pg. 2.

Barker, Cordelia Chambers - The Daily Herald, Thurs, Oct. 13, 1904, pg.3. - - - Friday night death claimed another, Mrs. Delia Barker, from among us taking her to join her husband, who passed away but little over a year ago, since which time she has been gradually failing, from dread consumption. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church and was a loving wife and mother. She leaves two sons, two daughters, a number of brothers and sisters with their aged mother, and a host of friends. The funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Methodist Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. S.E. Smith. The two sons, two sons-in-law, a nephew and a brother-in-law acted as pallbearers. And thus God tasks the mothers dear--Their task on earth is done--Though we would keep them longer here--and miss them when they're gone. Burial in Hanna Cemetery.

Barnes, Adah E. (Smith)   - LaPorte Herald Argus, Saturday, Sept. 29, 1951 
  Adah Elizabeth Barnes, 75, route 3, died at 7:20 last evening at the Fairview hospital after an illness of two weeks.
   The daughter of Stephen and Harriet Smith, she was born on March 20, 1876 in LaPorte. 
  On July 18, 1894 in Galena township she was married to Charles W. Barnes, who survives. 
  Surviving also are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys I. Maerz of New Buffalo, and Mrs. Iva G. Meyers of Galena township; two sons, Irvin M. Barnes, of route 3, and Ralph H. Barnes of Galena township; one sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina S. Maerz of Hudson Lake; one brother, Frank A. Smith of Baton Rouge, La.; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death. 
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at Haverstock chapel with the Rev. Victor P. Frohne officiating. Burial will be in Foster cemetery. Friends may call Sunday noon at chapel and until time of funeral.

Barnes, Avery I.   - LaPorte Argus, Monday, February 25, 1924 ------- "Avery I. Barnes, one of the pioneers of LaPorte county, coming to this county in 1839 from Onondaga county, N.Y., passed away Saturday night at his home in Galena township at the age of 96 years. The pioneer died at the home of his nephew, Wheeler Meyers, at the old home, his place of residence since 1858 when he was married to Miss Celestine Wilcox, who passed to her reward April 20, 1899.
  Mr. Barnes had the distinction of being a resident of Galena township, one of its prosperous farmers, all but nine years of his life, and probably no man in LaPorte county was more familiar with its history or that of LaPorte county than the deceased. During his life Mr. Barnes filled a number of positions of public trust. He was for many years a member of the Christian church. He was a brother of the late Mrs. E.W. Davis, wife of Hon. E.W. Davis, while a surviving brother, Dr. C.G. Barnes, is a resident of Albion, Nebraska. This hardy pioneer experienced all the trials of the first settler. He had only fifty dollars with which to make the first payment on the home place, but with characteristic energy he began clearing the land, all of which was covered with timber, and he soon became a substantial agriculturist. Despite his advanced years he made frequent visits to LaPorte and at the same time took an interest in the affairs of life. Politically he was one of the old-time democrats of LaPorte county." Burial in Foster Cemetery.

Barnes, Charles O. - The Daily Argus-Bulletin, LaPorte, Indiana, November 7, 1906
  Charles O. Barnes, a pioneer resident of Galena township and brother-in-law of Hon.. E.W. Davis, died suddenly yesterday morning at this home of heart trouble.   Mr. Barnes had been in poor health several weeks. Charles O. Barnes was born in Onondaga county, New York, in 1837, and was in his 70th year. He came to this county with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Barnes, when he was three years old, and he had been a resident of this county ever since, covering a period of sixty-six years, during all of which time he lived on a farm in Galena township, with the exception of five years spent in Michigan City.  
  Mr. Barnes is survived by a widow and four children, Mrs. A.L. Finley, of Galena township, Mrs. J.J. Taylor, of Grand Crossing, Charles W. Barnes, of Galena township and Fred Barnes, of Michigan City. He was a brother of Mrs. E.W. Davis and Avery I. Barnes, of Galena township and Dr. C.G. Barnes, of Lincoln, Neb. James A. Barnes, the editor of the Auburn, Ind., Courier, whose death occurred last spring, was a brother of Charles O. Barnes, and Ira Barnes, who died in LaPorte ten days ago, was his uncle.
      " The Daily Argus-Bulletin, LaPorte Indiana, November 8, 1906 " 
      The funeral of the late C.O. Barnes, whose death occurred Tuesday morning at his country home in Galena township, was held at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the Christian church in Galena township. The interment took place in the Foster Cemetery. A number of friends from this city attended.

Barnes, Charles W.   - LaPorte Herald Argus Monday, November 8, 1954 
  Charles W. Barnes, 86, of route 1, New Buffalo, Mich., died in the Fairview hospital at 3:30 this morning. 
  Mr. Barnes was born on Oct. 21, 1874 in Galena township and lived in this area all his life. He was a retired farmer. 
  He was married on July 18, 1894 in Galena township and lived in this area all his life. He was a retired farmer. He was married on July 18, 1894 in Galena township to Ada Elizabeth Smith. He was a member of the Christian church. 
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward H. Maerz, New Buffalo, and Mrs. Wheeler R. Meyers, LaPorte; two sons, Ralph, LaPorte; and Irvin, San Diego, Calif.; 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; one brother, Fred C. Barnes, LaPorte.
   Funeral arrangements being made by the Haverstock Funeral home will be announced tomorrow. 
  LaPorte Herald Argus, Tuesday, November 9, 1954   Barnes Services - Funeral services for Charles W. Barnes, 80, of Route 1, New Buffalo, who died at 3:30 yesterday morning at the Fairview Hospital will be held at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon at the Haverstock Funeral Home. The Rev. Victor P. Frohne will officiate. Burial will be in Foster cemetery off Bowell Rd. Friends may call at the Haverstock Chapel today and until time of services.

Barnes, Dorothea (Liesmann, Coffman, Pagel)   - LaPorte Herald Argus, January 11, 2001 
  The funeral Mass for Mrs. Dorothea L. Barnes, 93, of 2002 Andrew Ave., Apt. 118, LaPorte, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Rev. Ted Nordquist officiating. She died Tuesday, Jan 9, 2001, at 4:35 p.m. at LaPorte Hospital. 
  There will be no visitation. A commemorative luncheon at Maple Grove United Methodist Church will be held at noon LaPorte time Saturday. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery in LaPorte. Memorial contributions may be made to Ralph Barnes Educational Trust Fund at Maple Grove United Methodist Church. 
  She was born Feb. 17, 1907, in St. Louis, Mo., to Henry E. and Sophia (Donaldson) Liesmann, and had lived in the LaPorte area many years. 
  Mrs. Barnes was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, past president of Mothers of World War II Unit 133, Maple Grove United Methodist Church Women's Group, Three Oaks Methodist Church Women's Group, The State Line Club and the EMERA Club, past matron of the New Carlisle Order of Eastern Star 320 and Rolling Prairie OES 582, past worthy high priestess of Covenant White Shrine of Jerusalem, a member of Eagle Lodge in Lebanon, Ind.,, and LaPorte since 1947, and a missionary/teacher for 12 years. 
  On July 6, 1928, in Greenfield, Ind., she married Sylvester W. Coffman, who died March 27, 1958. 
  On Oct. 6, 1959, in LaPorte, she married George Pagel, who died Oct 9, 1969. 
  On Feb. 8, 1974, in LaPorte, she married Ralph Barnes, who died March 27, 1991. 
  She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Melva Louise; one son, David Eugene; her parents, one sister and one brother. 
  Surviving are two sons, Glenn E. Coffman of Gilbert, Ariz., and James Henry Coffman of Scottsdale, Ariz., several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one brother, George E. Liesmann of Topeka, Kan. 
  Haverstock Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

Barnes, Eliza F. (Wilson) - Publication Unknown
  Mrs. Eliza F. Barnes, age 87, widow of the late Charles Barnes, died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Fred C. Barnes, 312 Virginia Avenue. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Wilson, Mrs. Barnes was born at Hamilton, Ind., May 6, 1842, moving with her parents to Galena township, this county, when a child.
  She has lived in LaPorte county for more than 85 years. On April 4, 1860, she was married to Charles Barnes, who preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1906. She was a member of the Christian church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bertha Finley of Springfield township; two sons, Charles W. Barnes of Galena township and Fred C. Barnes of LaPorte; 12 grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Nancy Hiley of Logansport, Ind., Mrs. Frances Cutshaw of Concordia, Kans., Mrs. Marie Sheldon of Los Angeles and Mrs. Mary Martin of Benzie county, Mich. Besides her husband, two daughters, Lucy and Lettie preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 at the E. (?) Ebbert funeral parlor, the Rev. (?) Long officiating. Burial will be at Foster's cemetery.

Barnes, Eliza F. Elliott - LaPorte Herald Argus, Feb 10, 1887
  Eliza, widow of Cyrus Barnes, an old settler of the county, died suddenly at the residence of her son, Chas. O. Barnes, of Galena township, Tuesday morning, Feb 8th.  She was a native of Onondaga county, N.Y., and was born in 1809, having lived in Galena township since 1839. She was a sister of the late Benjamin Elliott, and leaves four sons and one daughter, her husband having died in 1883. The daughter is the wife of Hon. E. W. Davis, and of the sons, Chas. O. and A.G. are honored citizens of Galena township, while Dr. C.G., is the editor of the Albion, Neb., Argus and James is the editor of the Auburn, Ind., Courier. The family is well known and highly respected throughout the county. The funeral was postponed until tomorrow, at eleven o'clock, in order that Dr. Barnes might be present at the services. Burial in Foster’s Cemetery.
  "Michigan City Evening Dispatch, Feb 10 1887"
  Died, in Galena township, on the morning of Feb. 8, 1887, at the residence of her son, Charles O. Barnes, Mrs. Eliza Barnes, widow of Cyrus Barnes, who died in 1883. She died very suddenly after having dressed herself. Mrs. Barnes was nearly 78 years old. She was the mother of Mrs. B.A. Davis, of Hatch's Mills.

BARNES, EZRA H. – La Porte Argus, 18 May 1882 - - -Ezra H. Barnes, died of paralysis at his residence in Galena township, on the 8th day of May, aged 67 years. Thus another tie that bind us to old times has been sundered. He came to this county in 1836 and was married to Catherine S. Blaney in 1838 and settled on the farm where he died. His wife died, Sept. 6th 1848 and left 4 children, 2 of which passed before him to the spirit land. The deceased spent one year of his widowed life in California, and was again married to Milana Barnes, by whom he had 3 daughters, who are all married. He was buried in the Cemetery at Rolling Prairie by the side of his first wife. Rev. Vessel of that place officiating. (Note: Ezra and Milana were married 15 May 1851)

Barnes, Eunice Valencia (Fink) - LaPorte, IN - Wednesday, May 10 1922, Page 8
  Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice Barnes, who passed away Monday evening, will be held at the residence at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. M.G. Long will officiate. Burial will be in Foster cemetery.


Barnes, James A.   - The Acorn, Three Oaks, Mich. Thursday, May 16, 1929
  James Barnes Pioneer Farm Resident Passes Away Monday - James Barnes, 81 years old, died Monday morning at 6 o'clock at his home south of Three Oaks in Galena township. Mr. Barnes had been ill since last December with uremic poisoning. He was born in LaPorte county, Indiana, Aug 10, 1847. He had lived in the vicinity of Three Oaks for 30 years and was well known to the residents of this community.
  He is survived by two sons, Harley and Claude, both of Rolling Prairie; one sister, Mrs. Frank Tappan, of Three Oaks, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Rolling Prairie, the Rev. Hoy, officiating. Burial was made in Foster cemetery.

Barnes, Harley   - LaPorte Herald Argus, Aug 3, 1993 
  Mr. Harley Barnes, 98, of 31869 Chicago Tr., New Carlisle, died Monday, Aug 2, 1993, at 5:15 p.m. at Hamilton Grove, New Carlisle. 
  He was born Oct. 13, 1894, in LaPorte County, to James and Ada (Sutherland) Barnes, and lived in New Carlisle for 3 1/2 years. 
  Mr. Barnes was a member of Rolling Prairie Conservation Club, former member of Galena Township Advisory Board, former caretaker of Foster Cemetery, and had retired from farming. 
  On march 3, 1917, in Rolling Prairie, he married Ruth M. Gilbert, who died April 22, 1984. 
  Surviving are one daughter, Ada Zellers of Rolling Prairie; two sons, Dale of Rolling Prairie, and Robert of Brooksville, Fla.: 10 grandchildren: 19 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Metzner; one great-grandchild; his parents, one sister and two brothers. 
  The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Guckenberger officiating. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. until the service Thursday. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery in Rolling Prairie. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Foster Cemetery.

Barnes, Hulda (Maerz)   - LaPorte Herald Argus, Monday, January 30, 1967 
  Funeral services for Mrs. Hulda Louise Barnes, 48, route 3, who died at Pine Lake division hospital at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Haverstock Funeral home with the Rev. Robert West officiating. Burial will be in Foster cemetery. 
  Friends may call at the funeral home today and until time of services. 
  Mrs. Barnes was born in Galena township on Feb 28, 1918 to Fred and Minnie (Smith) Maerz. She was married at Springville on Nov. 25, 1939 to Ralph H. Barnes, who survives. 
  Also surviving are two brothers, Louis Maerz, LaPorte, and Harvey Maerz, Rolling Prairie; four sisters, Mrs. Harriet Hough, and Mrs. Alma Wilhelm, both of LaPorte, Miss Ada Maerz, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. Bernice Haas, Chicago

Barnes, Julia - Acorn, Three Oaks, MI, Jan. 27, 1916 - Death of Miss Julia Barnes
  The death of Miss Julia Barnes which was briefly mentioned in the last week's issue occurred at 4:30 a.m. Thursday Jan. 20, in the Ruth C. Sabin home in LaPorte, Ind.  
Miss Barnes was born in New York state Oct. 6, 1838, passing away at the age of 77 years. She had been a resident of LaPorte County for seventy-two years. She was a member of the Christian church over fifty years faithful to her duty and zealous in her work for others. An estimable Christian woman has passed to her reward. During the later years of her life she had devoted a great deal of her time to local charity work, and more than one child will feel that by the death of Miss Barnes they have lost a faithful friend.
   The funeral service was held in the home Saturday afternoon at one o'clock. The floral tributes were beautiful and were silent witnesses to the esteem in which she was held by her friends. Interment was in the Foster's cemetery. The deceased is survived by two sisters, Miss Addie Barnes, of LaPorte and Mrs. Sylvester Copeland, of this place and Wm. Barnes, of LaPorte Co.

Barnes, Philander - The Tribune - Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; May 20, 1892; Volume 9, Number 6, Page 8, Column 5 - - - BURDICK, Ind. -- Philander Barnes died of consumption last Friday. The funeral was held at the home of his sister Mrs. Wm. Cain last Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Hayes of Westville, and the remains were interred in what is known as the Eight Square Cemetery. He has been sick for a long time but has suffered little, just wasted slowly away.

Barnes, Ralph -   (Probably LaPorte Herald Argus) 
  The funeral of Mr. Ralph H. Barnes, 82, of 8083N CR-200E, LaPorte, who died early Wednesday, March 27, 1991, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Haverstock Funeral Home, with Dr. Lloyd Walker and Rev. Steven Pearson officiating. 
  Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Home Friday from 3 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m., where the Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., and until the service Saturday. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery. 
  Memorial contributions may be made to Three Oaks, Mich., United Methodist Church. 
  He was born Sept. 30, 1908, in LaPorte County, to Charles and Ada (Smith) Barnes, and lived here all his life. Mr. Barnes was a member of the Three Oaks United Methodist Church; Rolling Prairie Masonic Lodge 219; White Shrine Covenant 21; was past worthy patron of Rolling Prairie Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 582; was a U. S. Army veteran of World War II and retired in 1973 as a carman after 39 years at the C&O and B&O Railroads. 
   On Nov. 25, 1939, in Springville, he married Hulda L. Maerz who died Jan. 28, 1967. On Feb. 8, 1974, in LaPorte County, he married Dorothea Pagel, who survives. 
  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. His parents, one brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

Barnes, Ruth M. (Gilbert),   LaPorte Herald Argus, April 23, 1984 
  Rolling Prairie - Mrs. Ruth M. Barnes, 87, of 4211N CR-400W, died Sunday, April 22, 1984, at 11:45 a.m. at Fountainview Terrace Nursing Home, LaPorte. 
  She was born Nov. 23, 1896, in Elkhart County to Melvin and Emma (Cripe) Gilbert and lived here most of her life. 
   She was a member of the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church, Carrie Anna Circle, East Galena Homemakers and VFW Post 9423. 
  On March 3, 1917, in Rolling Prairie, she married Harley Barnes who survives. 
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ada Zellers of Rolling Prairie; two sons, Dale of Rolling Prairie and Robert of Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and two brothers, Ira Gilbert of ST. Petersburg, Fla., and Everett Gilbert of Niles, Mich. One daughter, Barbara Metzner, and one brother, Donald Gilbert, preceded her in death. 
  The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Richard L. Pickering officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and until the time of services Wednesday. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery, LaPorte County.

BARNES, Sarah Catherine – La Porte Daily Herald, 1 June 1898
  Mrs. Truman Barns (Barnes), an old resident of this place, died after a short illness at her home in Michigan this morning. The funeral will be held at the Heston church Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m.

Barnes, Truman - "The Acorn", Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan, November 4, 1904 - Esteemed Farmer Passes Away
  Mr. Truman Barnes had resided in this township for many years -- His funeral attended by many friends: Truman Hiram Barnes was born in Onondaga county, New York, July 16, 1830. He came west and settled in Galena township, Indiana, in 1854. He was married to Loretta Foster, September 9, 1855. the wife was called away November 18, 1857, leaving one child, Emma, who died May 2, 1885. In 1859 Mr. Barnes was married to Eliza Teeter, who died August 11, 1861. There was born to this union one child, which died in infancy. October 26, 1861, the deceased married Sarah C. Weaver, who was his companion for 37 years. Death came May 29, 1898, and took her from a devoted family and the midst of a large circle of friends. There were born to this union seven children of whom three are dead. Mr. Barnes was again married, December 31, 1902, to Augusta Barnes. The deceased moved from Indiana to Three Oaks township in 1878, where he spent the remainder of his life, which ended Saturday evening, October 29, 1904, when the deceased was 74 years, 3 months and 13 days old. Mr. Barnes was a true husband, a loving father and a kind neighbor.  
  The funeral services were held November 2 at the Disciple church, south of the late home, conducted by Rev. W.H. Parsons of New Buffalo, and the body laid to rest in the Foster cemetery. Many friends mourned before the bier of the departed and accompanied the remains to their final resting place.

Barnes, William   - The LaPorte Daily Argus, LaPorte, IN, Aug. 17, 1921, P. 4
  William Barnes, aged 80 years and four months, died at 6:30 this morning at his home near Kingsbury, following a two months' illness of paralysis. He is survived by his widow and two sisters, Mrs. S. M. Copeland, of Three Oaks, Mich., and Miss Addie Barnes, of the Ruth Sabin Home.
  William Barnes was born in New York, April 7, 1841, and came to LaPorte county seventy-five years ago from that state. He was married March 16, 1869, to Eunice Fink, of LaPorte. He had been a life long member of the Christian church. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence. Burial will be in Foster's Cemetery. Cutler Bros. is in charge.

Barr, Ward V. - Ward V. Barr, 85, - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN 3/11/1999 - LaPorte, died at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday (March 9, 1999) at the VNA Mary E. Bartz Hospice Center in Valparaiso. 
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Root Funeral Home in Michigan City, with the Rev. Al Cummings officiating. 
A private family burial will take place in Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Barr was born in Wolback, Neb., on May 24, 1913, to Albyn and Mary Elizabeth Barr. He married Margaret Belle Adamson in Albion, Neb., on Oct. 17, 1940. She survives in LaPorte. Also surviving are three sons, Vernon (Mary) Barr, LaPorte; Ronald (Melia) Barr, Australia; and William Barr, Australia; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one brother, Jack Barr, Homer, Alaska. Mr. Barr was a farmer and a horse trainer on the East Coast. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.

Bartlay, John - County Clerk Sallwasser received a telegram this morning from Dr. Rogers, superintendent of the Whitecliff Insane asylum at Logansport, stating that John Bartlay, of this county, was dead in the institution. The deceased formerly lived in New Durham township but when returning from Logansport after service a tern took up his residence in the county asylum. From there he was recommitted. Clerk Sallwasser has not been able to find that there are any relatives of the man and it is very probable that the body will be buried at Logansport. (The Herald, April 26, 1907)

Bass, William - News Dispatch Michigan City, IN 8/29/2000 - LaPORTE — William K. Bass, 67, LaPorte, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday (Aug. 28, 2000) at his residence.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Pastor Jack M. Cox officiating. Burial is in Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral home. 
Mr. Bass was born March 24, 1933, in LaPorte to Lawrence P. and Frances M. Fara Bass. 
Survivors include two sisters, Kathleen West, Indianapolis, and Mary Wright, Rolling Prairie; three brothers, Cleo and Peter Oberholtzer, both of Rolling Prairie, and Ronald Oberholtzer, LaPorte; and many nieces and nephews. A brother, Walter Oberholtzer, preceded him in death. Mr. Bass served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War and Vietnam era. Memorial contributions may be made to Vans for Vets.

Battershall, Charles - Charles Battershall - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - 9/25/1997
Charles Battershall LaPORTE - Charles E. Battershall, 79, LaPorte, died at 4:21 p.m. Tuesday (Sept. 23, 1997) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Michael Heath officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Battershall was born Jan. 17, 1918, in Chicago, the son of Charles and Bessie Hayes Battershall. On April 15, 1944, in Chicago, he married Irene Gardner, who survives. Also surviving are a son, James Battershall; and several nieces and nephews. A sister preceded him in death. Mr. Battershall was retired with 29 years of service as the quality control director at Howmet Corporation. He arrived in the area 40 years ago from Chicago, was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II, and was a volunteer Red Coat at LaPorte Hospital and volunteered at the LaPorte County Historical Museum.

Bauch, Henry A. - From newspaper of May 5, 1945 - Photo of obituary article 
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David sent us this obit to show that his ggrandmother is buried to the left of Ed Bauch 
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Baugh, C. E. (Edward) (also Bauch) - Ft Wayne Sentinel, 9/20/1887   The remains of the unfortunate fireman, C.E. Baughs, were shipped to LaPorte, Ind., at 12:30 today for interment. The first wife of the deceased was buried there and it was his last request to rest by her side. A short service was held at the ??? Taylor Street, previous to the removal. 
It transpires that twenty tons of dynamite cartridges went off in the explosion and the shock was likened unto and earthquake for miles around the accident. David sent us this obit to show that his ggrandmother is buried to the left of Ed Bauch Obit donated by David Bauch Campdavid68@earthlink.net Remainder of Ed Bauch obituary. hit your back button to return to this page.

BAUGHER, JOHN DAVID - Mich. City Evening Dispatch, Jan. 28, 1938, page 16 - - - - JOHN DAVID BAUGHER--Final rites for John David Baugher, 12, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baugher, were held this afternoon at 2 at Hummer mortuary, Dr. Earl Ray Hart officiating. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery. Pallbearers were Jack Vanderplough, Owen Seedorf, Kenneth Her, Lester Lucas, Lee Brant and James Welsher. 
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Baumeister - John Baumeister, who was taken to the county house a couple weeks ago in the last stages of consumption, died there Saturday afternoon. He was 47 years of age and was born at Jeffersonvill,e In., being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Baumeister. He is survived by one brother and three sisters, Henry Baumeister, Mrs. August Heizing and Mrs Henry Kroening of this city, and Mrs. J. H. Brown of Grand Rapdis.
  
The deceased was a woodworker by occupation and was employed in the old Alaska refrigerator factory here, the Leist factory, and for seventeen years worked at Warsaw. He also spent several years in Kansas, returning here about two years ago, since which time he had done but little manual labor. He was last employed as janitor at the Niemer annex, but his health finally failed to such an extent that he had to be taken to the county house.
  The body was brought to this city yesterday afternoon and the funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon from Earl's undertaking parlors. Rev. H. C. Wickemeyer conducted the services and the body was interred in Greenwood cemetery. The Evening Dispatch, Michigan City, IN, Mond. 26 June 1911, p. 1, c. 4

Bayer , Alice S. - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN - 12/15/1998 - Alice S. Bayer, 100, Alvin, Texas, formerly of LaPorte, died at 6:15 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 12, 1998) at Columbia Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, Webster, Texas. 
The funeral service is at 11 a.m. Thursday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Paul Nye officiating.
Burial is at Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and until the time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Bayer was born Jan. 6, 1898, in Huston, Mo., to Aaron and Ettie Warner Jones. 
On March 11, 1916, in LaPorte, she married Herbert Bayer, who preceded her in death on May 18, 1976. Survivors include a son, Raymond Bayer, Alvin; two daughters, Doloras Beckman, LaPorte, and Joyce Yazel, Alvin; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great grandchildren. Two sons, Earl and Herbert Bayer Jr.; two grandsons; two sisters and three brothers preceded her in death. Mrs. Bayer was a housewife. She was a member of Heights Baptist Church and a former member of the Church of the Brethren, LaPorte. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Brethren, LaPorte.

Bays, Frances, - ACORN(Three Oaks Berrien,MI) 1 DEC 1905 Mrs. Frances N. Bays wife of Hiram Bays died Monday night in her home in Michigan city of sciatic rrheumatism,after an illness dating from July.For several weeks she was confined to her bed.The funeral was held at 3oclock yesterday in the First Methodist church of Michigan city. See Greenwood Cemetery listing this site. contributed by: Brett Hardesty

Bays, Henry - death record of Henry C Bayes died Feb 3,1927 AGE - 79 years 1 month 8 days died in Baroda township Berrien Michigan death works out to a birth date of 26 Dec 1847.Password:father Thomas mother unknown See Greenwood Cemetery listing this site. - contributed by: Brett Hardesty

Bays or Bayes, Hiram - obituary Hiram W Bays the Acorn (Three Oaks Berrien,MI)SOURCE DATE 24 JAN 1924- Hiram W Bays age 85 ,dead Hiram W Bays SR. ,a resident of Michigan city for the past 20 years died late yesterday afternoon,January 18 ,at the home of his son,Hiram W. Bays JR.,1712 Franklin street,after a long illness.Mr. Bays was born May 18 1838 in Fayette county,West Virginia.He served in the West Virginia guard during the civil war.Surviving the deceased is one daughter Mrs. Frank L. Seiples of this city ,and three sons,John Bays of Kalamazoo,Mich.,Hiram W Bays JR. of this city and George Bays of LaPorte.Two great grand children also remain.Mr. Bays was a member of the First M.E. church .Funeral services took place Monday afternoon at 2 oclock from the Seiples home 113 East East Eleventh street.Rev Elmer Jones will officiate .Burial will take place in Greenwodd cemetery - Michigan city news.Mr. Bays with his family were residents of Three oaks for many years before their removal to Michigan city.He had many friends in Three Oaks who will regret to learn of his death. contributed by: Brett Hardesty

Bays, Joan - LaPorte Herald Argus February 14, 1941 Page 2 Joan Bays, four-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bays, 515 Niesen street, passed away at the Holy Family hospital at 6:15 a.m. today. The child was born in LaPorte on Oct. 15, 1940. Surviving are the parents; two sisters, Sherry Ann and Barbara Jean, both at home, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kowalski and Mr. and Mrs. George Bays, all of LaPorte. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph's Catholic church. The Rev. A. C. Van Rie will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph's cemetery with the Haverstock funeral home in charge. The body may be viewed from Saturday noon at the home of the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Kowalski, 522 Niesen street.   submitted by: Sherry Irvin at  sirvin1@verizon.net

Bays, George R. - LaPorte Herald Argus April 2, 1949 Page 2 Geroge R. Bays, 74, of 911 Second street, died at 1:50 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home after an illness of one month. The son of Hiram and Frances Bays, he was born in White Rock, Mich., on July 12, 1874 and had lived here for 33 years, coming from Michigan City. He was an employe of Allis-Chalmers. On F be.11, 1900 in Three Oaks, Mich., he was married to Sarah Buke, who survives. He was a member of the Methodist church and of the Spanish- American War Veterans. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Johnson, Chesterton; Mrs. Willard Luebker, LaPorte; four sons, Ord and Carl Bays of Battle Creek, Mich., John Bays of Chicago, and Arthur Bays of LaPorte; 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Haverstock chapel with the Rev. Clyde H. Lininger officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel from tomorrow noon and until time of funeral.  submitted by: Sherryt Irvin at  sirvin1@verizon.net

Bays, Mrs. Sarah - LaPorte Herald Argus October 20, 1961 Page 2 Bays Funeral Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Bays, 80, of 1308 First street, who died at 10:35 a.m. yesterday at Warren hospital, Michigan City, after a two-month illness, will be held at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Haverstock Funeral home with the Rev. Ralph Pletcher officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock chapel today and until of services. She was born Jan. 23, 1881 in Cedar Grove, Wis., to John and Nellie Buke and had lived in LaPorte for 45 years, going here from Michigan City. Mrs. Bays was married Feb. 11, 1900 in Three Oaks, Mich., to George Bays, who died in 1949. Surviving are four sons, Ord and Carl Bays, both of Battle Creek, Mich.; John Bays, Chicago, and Arthur Bays, LaPorte; two daughters, Mrs. Willard Luebker, Benton, Ky., and Mrs. Elmer Johnson, New Buffalo, Mich.; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one brother, William Buke, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Hess, both of Three Oaks, Mich. submitted by: Sherry Irvin at  sirvin1@verizon.net

Beadle, Louisa - Michigan City Dispatch - Pg 8 Col 1, Dec 29, 1910 - - - - Mrs. Louise Beadle, who was doubtlessly the oldest living resident of Michigan City, died at 3:30 a. m. Wednesday at the home of her grandson, Thomas Kennedy, 205 Douglas Avenue. She had been sick two weeks. Pneumonia developed, and it was believed last Thursday that she could not survive for twenty-four hours but on Saturday she rallied and it was believed that she had a good chance of recovery. However, she was taken with a relapse at noon Tuesday, and she could not withstand the attack owing to her weakened and enfeebled condition. 
Mrs. Beadle was born in Sturgis, Mich., on Feb 20, 1837, making he 73 years old on her last birthday. She was brought to Michigan City when she was six years old, and she had made this community her home ever since. The was but five years after Michigan City had been laid out by Isaac C. Elston, and in the year before it was incorporated. 
Mrs. Beadle was married fifty-three years ago to William H. Beadle, who died in April, 1900. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Beadle but the only survivor is Mrs. F. P. Bates of In Bedianapolis. Mrs. Beadle leaves two brothers, Jared Lanphere of Indianapolis and Daniel Lanphere of Killduff, Iowa. There are also five grandchildren besides Thomas Kennedy, namely, William, Margaret and Alice Kennedy of this city and Edward and Harry Bates of Indianapolis.  
The funeral will be held from the house Friday afternoon, at an hour hereafter to be designated, and the services will be conducted by Rev. I. B. Harper, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Contributed by Jodi McKinley at jmckinley2@neo.rr.com

Beadle, Nina - Michigan City News April 17, 1900 P1 C2 - - - - BY HER OWN HAND - - - -Terrible Means Resorted to by - Miss Nina Beadle  
Sets fire to Her clothing after saturating the garments with kerosene and death finally ends her sufferings. Illness causes the rash act.
    Miss Nina Beadle, a well-known young lady and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Beadle residing at 209 Douglas Avenue in Blair’s Park addition, was the central figure of a sad and distressing occurrence last Friday morning which resulted in her death within a short time. She was burned, and that fatally, through her own act which she, while mentally unresponsible, committed. Her nervous system shattered and her mind unbalanced, she in a period of melancholia poured kerosene over the upper part of her body and clothing, then lighted a match and started a fire that she thought would release the spirit from its suffering body.
    Miss Beadle had been in ill health for some months past. She had taught at the Curran school one full term and part of another, having been compelled to give up her work the first of last February on account of her failing health. Her nervous system was in such a condition as to require complete rest and escape from all worry and care to build up what had been torn down. Miss Beadle was confined to her bed much of the time until five weeks ago when, on account of her father’s condition, she accepted the invitation of her sister, Mrs. Thomas Kennedy, and family, who reside next door at 205 Douglas Avenue to stay with them. The father has been near death’s door himself for the past several weeks and even now does not know the sad calamity that has befallen his daughter. Miss Beadle did not improve however and she became subject to fits of melancholia and of late has made threats of hastening the end and even searched the house of her sister looking for poison of some sort. Friday morning about 9 o’clock Miss Beadle left the house and went to an outbuilding in the rear of the yard. She carried with her a cup of kerosene, which she had surreptitiously secured, and some matches. A few moments later, the young woman ran out into the yard with flames circling about her head. Mrs. Kennedy and Mrs. Frank Bates, the latter of whom is also a sister to Miss Beadle, having been called here for Indianapolis by illness of her father, saw from the house the plight in which their sister was and ran to her assistance, throwing something over her by which they smothered the flames. Miss Beadle was in a pitiable condition. Nearly all her clothing was burned from her body, the fire had consumed her hair and had burned deep into the flesh all over her face and body as far down as her waist. The girl was carried into the house and a doctor sent for. Dr. L.A. Wilson arrived in a few moments. He found the young lady conscious but burned so badly as to preclude all possibility of her recovery. All Dr. Wilson could do was to give her morphine and make her last hours as comfortable as possible.

Miss Beadle died at 7 o’clock Friday evening as a result of her injuries and cast a pall of gloom over her friends and former associates, all of whom speak of her in terms of endearment and the sympathy of all goes out to the grief stricken family from hearts that would comfort and console the father, the mother and the sisters, who are bowed down with a weight of sorrow. Nina Beadle was 21 years old her last birthday. She was born and raised in Michigan City and attended the public schools, graduating in 1897 from the high school. She was an exceptionally bright girl, of lovable disposition and that such a fate should befall her causes lamentation among her many friends and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to the sorrowing ones in the hour of their grief.  
  The funeral of Miss Nina Beadle took place Sunday afternoon from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kennedy at 205 Douglas Avenue. The attendance of relatives and friends of the deceased was very large and the floral offerings were beautiful. Rev. Kindig of the First M.E. Church officiated and a quartet composed of Messrs, Grant Young and Howard Homan and Misses Nina Pidge and Essie Ephlin rendered music. Messrs. Louis Kluge, Rudolph Roll, Otto Warkentine, Wright Heermans, Ray Breece and George Paxton served as pallbearers. The first five young men were graduates from the high school in the same class with Miss Beadle. The funeral was an unusually sad one. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
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Beadle, William - Mich. City News - Apr 25, 1900 pg 1 col 5 - - - - Was an Old Resident Here - - - - William Hampton Beadle, who died at his home in this city Thursday afternoon was a native of Louisville, Kentucky, where he was born August 4, 1825. His parents moved to Clark county, this state, when he was a small child and in 1832 moved to this county, locating at Door Prairie. In 1848 the family moved to Michigan City were Mr. Beadle has continued to reside. He was one of the earliest settlers in the county. He was married in 1859 to Miss Louisa Lamphere, the widow who now survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Beadle buried four children, two boys and two girls, one of the latter, Miss Nina, only last Sunday. Two adult children, Mrs. Frank Bates of Indianapolis and Mrs. Thomas Kennedy of this city, with their mother survive Mr. Beadle. 
Deceased was a carpenter by trade and was for many years employed upon the government works about the harbor here. He became employed in this work when the government first began work on the harbor here and continued in the work until about seven years ago at which time he was crippled and has not been able to do anything since. He has been in very poor health for two years past and his death, which came slowly, was the result of generally disability and old age. Funeral from the family home at 209 Douglas Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. L. Kindig of the First M. R. church officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
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Beal, Mrs. Harriet E. (Davis) - La Porte Argus-Bulletin, 23 October 1903 - - - - Mrs. Harriet E. Beal, daughter of Rev. Caleb and Sarah Davis, and wife of William Beal, was born in Galena township July 23, 1855, and died at Rolling Prairie October 21, 1903, aged 48 years, 2 months and 28 days. She was united in marriage to William Beal November 1, 1877. Five daughters were born to bless this union, two of who preceded their mother to the better land. Remaining to mourn their great loss are the husband and three daughters, Maude, Cora and Nellie. In 1884, in company with her husband she united with the United Brethren church. She was the sister of Mrs. Sarah Evans, of California, Dr. J. Davis, of New Carlisle, Hon. E. W. Davis, of Galena township, and Frank, Alpheus, Caleb and Jacob Davis, of Michigan. Mrs. Beal was held in great esteem by all with whom she came in contact and bore her long illness with patience and Christian fortitude. The funeral will be held at her late home in Rolling Prairie Saturday, Oct. 24, at 9 a.m. Rev. C. B. Black officiating. Austin Cutler funeral director. Burial in Hesston Cemetery.

Beal, Jessie – LaPorte Argus, December 15, 1892 (Galena News) - - - Died, Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, December 7, 1892, at her home, Miss Jessie Beal, eldest daughter of William and Harriet Beal, age 15 years. Cemetery not listed, Possibly Heckman/Hesston.

Beal, Infant –Westville Indicator August 1, 1895 - - - - A special to the daily press says "The midget daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Beal, of Rolling Prairie died Wednesday. The infant is believed to have been the smallest piece of flesh born of human parents, weighing at birth but 24 ounces. She was born July 19 and lived five days. A teacup would entirely cover the head and the fingers were as thick as a rye straw. The wee bit of humanity could have been cradled in the smallest doll cab. She was tenderly nursed, but the park of life flickered and went out.” Cemetery not listed, Possibly Heckman/Hesston.

Beal (Beall), William - Michigan City Evening News - March 31, 1914 - - - - William Beall, a well known farmer, died at his home, half a mile west of Rolling Prairie Sunday night. He was born in Waterford, this county, and was 58 years, two months and 19 days old. Besides the widow, he leaves three daughters. Cora and Maude Beall and Mrs. L.A. Massey, all of Rolling Prairie. The funeral will be held from the home at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. Noland, pastor of the Methodist church of Rolling Prairie officiating. Interment will take place in the Hesston cemetery.

Beam, Anna - Mrs. Anna Curtis Beam - Anna died 3 Feb 1953; buried 6 Feb 1953. - Mrs. Anna Curtis Beam, 81, of 503 Lakeside street, died at 7:20 o'clock last night as a result of burns suffered when her clothing caught fire yesterday afternoon at 12:50 o'clock. According to a report to the local fire department today by Mr. and Mrs. Earl F. Ebert, neighbors of Mrs. Beam living at 501 Lakeside street, Ebert was just leaving his house when he saw Mrs. Beam running from her house, her clothing afire. He and Mrs. Ebert immediately grabbed her, cut away her clothing, wrapped her in blankets, and took her to Fairview hospital, where she died last night. The fire department was not called, according to a spokesman today. The cause of the fire has not been determined. Mrs. Beam lived alone. Born in Austria Oct. 28, 1871, the daughter of Joseph and Anna Himmel, she had lived here 68 years, coming from Valparaiso. She was married to John Curtis here. He preceded her in death in 1911. Mrs. Beam was a member of the Christian church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lillian Brightman, Bellwood, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel Brenn, Hollywood, Ill; four sons Lloyd, Landon, and Warren Curtis. and Edward Beam all of La Porte; one sister, Mrs. L. A. Bolster, La Porte; 19 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock Friday morning at the Haverstock chapel with burial in Pine Lake cemetery. The Rev. Doctor Charles R. Nafzger will officiate. Friends may call from tomorrow night until the funeral.

Beam, Edward M. - Edward M Beam, 63, of 066 N. Garden street, LaPorte, died at 11 pm Friday at LaPorte Hospital after an illness of six months. He was born April 22, 1912 in Burdick, Ind., to Oscar and Anna (Keller) Beam. He was married May 25, 1935 in South Bend to Shirley Shafer. He was a machinery repairman for American Home Foods until his retirement in 1974; he was a member of FOP and was very active in Citizens Band Radio. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Marlene) Krcilek, of Laporte; Mrs. Larry (Ann) Bowen, of Marysville, Wash.; Mrs. Robert (Sharon) Blake, of LaPorte; three sons, Dale E Beam, of LaPorte, Laureen Beam of Westville; Terry Lee Beam, at home; two half brothers; Warren Curtis and Landon Curtis, both of LaPorte, both of LaPorte and one-half sister, Mrs. Lillian Brightman, of St. Petersurg, Fla. One half-sister and one half-brother preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Monday at the Cutler Funeral Home with Rev. Ronald Dubbeis officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 pm Sunday and until the hour of services Monday at the funeral home. Source: The LaPorte Herald Argus, Sat, 3 Apr 1976, pg. 10.

Beam, Oscar Melvin - South Bend Tribune, Feb 28, 1950, pg.8, sect. 2, col.5
    Oscar Melvin Beam, aged 71, of 2292 Helmen Avenue, Clay township, died at 5:20 pm Monday in the Williams Nursing Home 601 North Main Street. He was born in LaPorte County, Indiana, Feb. 11, 1878, and spent most of his life here. On April 12, 1926 he married Lillian Snyder, who survives. Other survivors are a son, Edward, of LaPorte, Ind.; a stepson, Forest Snyder, of South Bend; seven sisters, Mrs. Elva Glass, Mrs. Ann Corle, Mrs. Maud Alexsis, Mrs. Jean Scheuer, Mrs. Glenna Odell, all of South Bend; Mrs. Pearl Tallesen, of Edwardsburg, Mich., Mrs. Ethel Dunham, of Flint, Mich.; and eight grandchildren. Friends may call in the Orvis funeral home after 7 pm today and until funeral services there at 10:30 am Thursday. Rev. Alva C. Ward, pastor of Maple Lane Evangelical United Brethren church will officiate. Burial will be in Sauktown cemetery, LaPorte County.

Beckham, Edgar - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN 1/16/2001 - LaPORTE — Edgar M. Beckham, 82, LaPorte died at 9:25 p.m. Saturday (January 13, 2001) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. today at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte.
Burial will be in Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. until the service today at the funeral home. Mr. Beckham was born March 31, 1918, in St. James, Mo., to William and Grace McFarland Beckham. On March 11, 1938, in North Liberty, Ind., he married Deloris Bayer, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Alice Hall and Bertha Adams, both of LaPorte; two sons, Laurel Beckham, Knox, Ind., and Wayne R. Beckham, LaPorte; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Two sons preceded him in death. Mr. Beckham lived most his life in the LaPorte area. He was a service representative at Berkel Corp. for 42 years. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the Church of the Brethren and a Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Memorials may be made to Church of the Brethren or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Beckner, Samuel photostat of obituary. - Samuel Beckner as many records show - and his wife was Eliza Jane Yawkey (AKA Yockey) the two were married 26 Dec 1859 in Clinton Twp. ,Elkhart ,IN. ,Samuel was born 21 june 1833 in Dayton, Montgomery,OH AND DIED 13 June 1921 in Southbend ST.Joseph county IN. AND WAS BURIED ON 15 June of the same.He was the son of Jacob and Mary (Andrew) Beckner. - contributed by Brett Hardesty.

Beeman, Bert – Michigan City Evening News, April 22, 1908 - - - -“Brothers-In-Law Killed; Die in Railroad Wreck” – Great Falls, Montana - - - - Fred Garland, Michigan City, Ind., died here following injuries received in a wreck. Body will be shipped to Decatur, Mich., where deceased formerly resided. Bert A. Beeman, formerly of Laporte and Mishawaka, was killed in a wreck this morning in Montana according to word received in Laporte today. No details of the accident are known and it is possible that Beeman met death in the same accident of which Garland was a victim. Beeman was 27 years old, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Beeman of Hatch’s Mills, where his wife is now staying. Beeman went west a few weeks ago to seek a location. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lincoln Merrill of Laporte and Mrs. Thomas Blackburn of Bunker Hill.” Transcriber’s Note: There are two articles regarding this accident. The full text is not transcribed here. To receive copies of the full text articles, contact Webmaster of this site for assistance. Burial in Hesston Cemetery.

Beeman, Corvando A. - Publication Unknown, June 1, 1920 - - - - Beeman, C.A. of Hesston, a Civil War veteran and a well known carpenter in that part of the county, died Sunday morning at the age of 76 years, death being due to heart trouble. He was born in New York and came to LaPorte Co., many years ago. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Mrs. T.F. Blackburn of Bluffside and Mrs. H.L. Coombs of Hatch's Mills. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. Clarke R. Parker of LaPorte officiating. Burial was in Hesston cemetery.

BELL, C.L.O. - C.L.O. Bell, a resident of Rolling Prairie, died yesterday morning. He was 77 years old and an uncle of Mrs. W.J. Unruh of this city. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at Rolling Prairie at 2 o'clock, W.C. Weir is in charge.- Rolling Prairie Cemetery

Bell, Halo - "MRS. HALO BELL - Mrs. Halo BELL, 51, of route 1, died at 2:05 yesterday afternoon at the Fairview hospital after a three-year illness.
  She was born Oct. 25, 1904 in La Porte to Frank A. and Pearl (MILLER) LITTLETON and had lived here most of her life, living in Montana three years.
  Mrs. BELL was married March 28, 1925 in St. Joseph, Michigan., to George Lyndon BELL. She was a member of the Waterford Methodist church, WSCS and also taught Sunday school at the church.
  Surviving are her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Warren EVANS and Mrs. Joe McDONALD, both of La Porte; Iona BELL, at home, and Mrs. Jay WALDROP, Gary; her parents, La Porte; four sisters, Mrs. W. L. PITMON, Jackson, Mich.; Marjorie LITTLETON, LaPorte; Mrs. Marvin Loveland, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mrs. Frank C. COOK, Saudi Arabia, and six grandchildren.
   Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Otto E. Giese Funeral home with the Rev. Paul BAKER, Brook, Ind., officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. Friends may call at the Otto E. Giese chapel tomorrow noon and until time of services."
HERALD- ARGUS, LaPorte, LaPorte County, Indiana, Tuesday 17 July 1956, page 2.
Contributed by: ROBERTCLOC@aol.com

Bement, Harriet Warner - "The Acorn," Three Oaks, Michigan, October 31, 1912 - MRS. HARRIET BEMENT PASSES AWAY
  Harriet Warner, daughter of David and Almira (Weed) Warner, was born in Galena township, LaPorte county, Indiana, January 25, 1841, and passed away October 23, 1912, at the home of her sister, Mrs. William W. Smith. She was married to Hiram Bement, March 29 1879, and has since lived on the Bement homestead until the tragic death of her husband three years ago, when she came to live with her sister. "The deceased was stricken with paralysis six years ago and has been a patient sufferer ever since. The funeral was held from the house Saturday at one o'clock with burial at Foster's cemetery. "Those who attended from away were Mrs. Jennie Martin of Joliet, Ill., Mrs. Albert Carpenter and daughter of Mishawaka, Mrs. Lydia Davis of Michigan City, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Sutherland, E. W. Bement and family, H. Paulis and family, Mrs. C. W. Francis and Mr. and Mrs. M R. Sutherland, all of LaPorte; Mrs. T. B. Wyan of Eau Clair [sic], Mrs. A. Hicks of South Bend and Conger R. Smith of Kansas City, Mo." Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Bement, Hiram Sr. – History of LaPorte County, Daniels, 1904, page 602
  Hiram Bement, Jr., provides the following regarding Hiram, Sr.: "Hiram Bement was a native of Bradford, New Hampshire (*), and there remained until after his marriage. His father, Samuel Bement, was of French descent. The mother of our subject was in her maidenhood Miss Sarah Collins. She was likewise born in the old Granite state and was of German lineage. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Bement, Sr., removed to the Empire state, and subsequently came to Indiana, settling in 1834 in LaPorte county, upon the farm where their son Hiram now resides. There he secured a tract of land from the government which was entirely unimproved, and after building a log cabin in order to provide shelter for his family began clearing and cultivating his land, which he transformed into rich fields with the assistance of his sons. There he continued to reside throughout his remaining days, and was widely known as a most enterprising and prosperous agriculturist. His political support was given to the Democracy, and he served as justice of the peace. To him and his wife were born five sons and three daughters, and all reached adult age. 
   (*) Note: Other sources indicate birth was in Vermont

Bement, Hiram, Jr.   Michigan City News, October 13, 1909, page 4, column 1 - GORED TO DEATH ON HIS FARM LAST NIGHT.
  Hiram Bement, Aged 76, Attacked by Angry Bull and So Terribly Injured That Death Ensued--Long Resident of County
  Tuesday, October 12. Hiram Bement, one of the best-known residents of Galena township, east of the city, met a terrible death last night by being gored by an angry bull on his farm near Three Oaks. The old gentleman was badly gored and lived only an hour or two after the injuries were inflicted.  
"Mr. Bement went out into the barnyard at 6 o'clock to look after the regular evening chores. he had been away from the house but a few minutes when the bull attacked him. The bull knocked its victim down, trampled upon him and pitched his almost lifeless form about with its horns until life was all but out.  "The old man's predicament attracted the attention of a passerby, but the help came too late. The prostrate form was taken into the house and a Three Oaks physician was called, but the injuries were of a fatal nature and death was ensued within an hour or two.
  "Mr. Bement was 76 years of age and had lived in Galena township practically all of his life, he having located there when a boy. He is survived by his wife, but no children.
" Michigan City News, October 20, 1909, page 1, column 5
  "Hiram Bement - Funeral services over the remains of the late Hiram Bement, who was killed by a bull Monday evening, took place in the family home, Galena township, this county, at 1 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. C. H. Hickman of the Rolling Prairie M. E. church, officiated. Interment took place in the Foster cemetery."
     Michigan City Dispatch, October 21, 1909, page 8, column 7 - "KILLED BY ENRAGED BULL”
Hiram Bement of Galena Township Meets Terrible Death
    Hiram Bement, aged 76, and one of the best known farmers of Galena township, was attacked by a mad bull Monday evening and sustained injuries that resulted in his death two hours later. Mr. Bement was out doing his chores when the bull attacked him. Although the animal had been dehorned it rammed Mr. Bement with its head, crushing his breast and inflicting other injuries. A passerby drove the animal away with a club and the old man walked to the house, but died shortly after the arrival of a doctor.  
 "Mr. Bement, who had resided in Galena township 73 years, is survived by his widow, a nephew, Ernest W. Bement, residing near LaPorte, and a niece, Mrs. Cora Paulis, of LaPorte. Mr. Bement was quite wealthy and was known all over the northeastern part of the county." Contributed by: Pamela A. Kotval at pakotval@tds.net

Bement, Samuel   - Michigan City News, February 28, 1900, Page 8, Col 3
   Samuel Bement died Friday from heart disease at his home in Laporte. The deceased was born in Wolcott county, New York, 67 years ago and came to this county with his parents when but 3 years old. He resided in Arkansas for a while but for the past 25 years he had lived in Laporte county. He was twice married, his first wife dying in 1871 and his second wife six years later. He was the father of seven children, of whom but three survive, they being Mrs. John New of Nehawka, Neb., Mrs. Henry Paulis and Ernest Bement of Laporte. Two brothers, Hiram and Orrin Bement of Galena township, are left to mourn the departed one. He was a farmer by occupation and 23 years ago the strain from lifting heavy articles produced paralysis of the optic nerves, resulting in almost total blindness. The funeral was held this morning with interment at Foster's cemetery in Galena township.
  Daily Argus Feb 24 1900, page 1
  Samuel Bement, one of our oldest and most highly respected citizens died at 5:20 'clock last evening at his home, 911 Rose street. Heart failure was the cause of his death. He has been sinking for the past several weeks, and his children here realizing that he had not long to live sent for Mrs. Jno. New, a daughter, living in Nebraska, who arrived a few days ago and has been his constant attendant since. The Bement family came here from New York many years ago and have always resided here. Samuel's father came to this county in 1834, and for many years was famous as an expert maker of axes. Deceased was 67 years of age and leaves three children, Mrs. Henry Paulis, Mrs. Jno. New and Ernest Bement. Two brothers also survive him, Orrin and Hiram Bement, two well to do farmers of Galena township. The funeral will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian church, Rev. Eugene Davis officiating. Burial at Foster's cemetery. A. Cutler has charge.

Bennett, Mrs. Wren   - The death of Mrs. Wren Bennett was reported at Union Mills, Sunday night, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Leonard Carpenter. Mrs. Bennett was a LaPorte county pioneer and died at the advanced age of 84 years.

BENNITT, GUSTA M.     Gusta M. Bennitt, 78, of 4484N 700E., Rolling Prairie, died at 11 pm Sunday at the LaPorte Hospital. She was born Feb. 25, 1897 in St. Joseph Co, to Joseph A. and Minnie B. (Haverstock) Hostetler. She was married March 5, 1919 in St. Joseph Co. to Marvin L. Bennitt. She was a member of the Olive Chapel Church and the Order of the Eastern Star, 658, Rolling Prairie. Surviving are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Dalton of South Bend; Mrs. Ruth Miller of LaPorte; Mrs. Ann Carlson of Chicago; two brothers, Allan Clair Hostetler of Herrin, Ill, and Schyler Hostetler of New Carlisle. One son preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1 pm Wednesday at the Olive Chapel Church with Rev. Kenneth R. Hemphill officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Home from noon Tuesday until 10:30 am Wednesday, then at the church until the hour of services. The Order of the Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service at 7:30 pm Tuesday at the Funeral home. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Mon, Sep 22, 1975.
Contributed by: Brenda Horton at BAnnHorton3@aol.com

Bennitt, Harry   - LaPorte Herald Argus, Thursday, September 26, 1991
   The funeral for Mr. Harry E. Bennitt Jr.,22, of 4343 E. CR-800N, Rolling Prairie, who died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 1991, at his home, will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Haverstock Funeral Home, with Rev. John King officiating. 
  Friends may call at the funeral home today from 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday until the service. Burial will be in Foster Cemetery. 
   Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Rolling Prairie. 
  He was born Feb 5, 1969, in LaPorte, to Harry E. and Barbara (Clemons) Bennitt Sr., and lived in Rolling Prairie all his life. Mr. Bennitt was a member of First Christian Church of Rolling Prairie; was a U.S. Army veteran and was employed at Wirecraft. 
  Surviving are his parents, Barbara and Harry Sr., of Rolling Prairie; two sisters, Linda Anderson, of New Carlisle, and Lisa Bicker, of Hudson Lake; his grandparents, Hazel Hoover, of Three Oaks, Mich.; Ada Zellers of Rolling Prairie, and Foster and Doris, of Plymouth, Ind., and his great-grandparents, Eva Clemons, of Florence, Ala., and Harley Barnes, of New Carlisle.

BENTLY, AMBROSE - Michigan City Evening News: Tuesday, November 11, 1913 - AMBROSE BENTLEY
The funeral of the late Ambrose Bentley will take place at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon from the Bentley home two miles south of Waterford. Mr. Bentley is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Edward Evenberg, residing south of LaPorte, and Miss Bertha Bentley, residing south of Waterford…. Burial in Low Cemetery - Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman

BENTLEY, DAVIDDAVID BENTLEY - David Bentley, 81, of 18441N CR-1000E, Mill Creek, died Thursday, July 18, at LaPorte Hospital. He was born Feb 15, 1904, in England to Enoch and Sarah (Longstaf) Bentley. He lived in Clinton for 55 years and was a retired farmer. On Sep. 15, 1934, he married Edith Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 am Saturday at Haverstock Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Richmond and Rev. John Wright officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 9 pm. Friday and Saturday until the time of service. Burial will be in Sauktown Cemetery. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Frid, July 19, 1985

Bentley, Edith  - Edith Bentley 1912-2004 The funeral for Mrs. Edith M. Bentley, 92, of 0977N CR1000E, Mill Creek, will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Sauktown Church of Christ, Mill Creek, with Rev. Howard Simmons officiating. She died Friday, Oct. 8, 2004, at 5:45 a.m. at Hamilton Communities, New Carlisle. Friends may call at the church Monday from 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will be in Sauktown Cemetery. Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to Sauktown Church of Christ, CR-875E and CR-150N, Mill Creek, IN 46365. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Saturday, October 9, 2004

Biege, Franklin and Adalaide (Allen) from Michigan City News Dispatch - May 17, 1887 newspaper article contributed by: Dottie Wright -at - hummer58@comcast.net
Public Spirit: Mr. Franklin Biege, who lived near Lamb's chapel in the north part of the county, died at five O'clock yesterday morning. The family has been sorely afflicted. The measles first entered the household and nearly or quite all were attacked. A few days ago we noted the death of Mrs. Beige, who died on the fourth, mentioning at that time that Mr. Biege was very ill. In his case the measles became complicated with lung fever, which was followed by typhoid pneumonia, to which his worn out system surrendered. The family will have the sympathy of all who know them.
extra note for Internet - both Franklin and Adelaide are buried at Lamb's Chapel Cemetery.

Biege, Joseph – Source: Daily Herald, Saturday, November 25, 1893 - - - After nearly 84 years of labor Joseph Biege was called to his rest. He was born in Lehigh county Pennsylvania, March 1, 1810, and lived with his parents until Oct. 6, 1833, when he was united in marriage with Rebecca Hecker who survives him. In 1853, with his family, he moved to this state, settling in Kankakee township, near Rolling Prairie, where they remained several years, then changing to Galena township, where he resided until death which occurred at 9:30 o'clock in the evening, Nov. 15, 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Biege were the parents of nine children, of whom one is deceased. Frank, their youngest, whose interment took place just six years and six months previous to that of his father's, he and his wife being both buried in one grave, which is remembered by many of the readers of The Herald, they having died with measles. Six live in and near this city. They are Henry, Fielta (Austin), Willoughby, John, Rebecca (Pease), and Ellen. Deceased was a farmer by occupation, very ambitious and a hard worker, having cleared most of the land he farmed himself. Was a good neighbor, kind hearted and generous, often denying his own wants for the sake of helping others. The funeral took place at 2 p.m. Nov. 17th, at Lamb's chapel. Rev. C.P. Royse officiated. Burial at Lamb’s Cemetery.

Billings, James   - LaPorte Argus, June 2, 1922, page 2
    The funeral services of the late James Billings will be held at the Decker chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, Interment to follow in Foster cemetery, Rev. Donald Ford, of Michigan City, will officiate. Mr. Billings passed away at Gary. He was 62 years of age and is mourned by his widow and four children. Death resulted from cancer of the stomach. Mr. Billings formerly lived in Galena township.

Billings, Mary (Miller) - Michigan City News, December 1, 1909, Page 4, Col. 2
  Mrs. Mary Billings, Monday, November 29
  Ms. Mary Billings, aged 79 years, widow of William H. Billings, died Sunday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V.B. Cummings, in Laporte. She had been sick for some time and her condition was regarded as serious for three weeks previous to her demise. Death was due to dropsy and old age. She leaves the following children: James Billings, this city; William Billings, Laporte; Mrs. George Goodall, Galena township; and Mrs. V.B. Cummings, Laporte. The decedent settled in this county in 1845 and was married here. Later Mr. and Mrs. Billings moved to Galena township. Mrs. Billings was among the oldest settlers in that township.  
  The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning. Interment will take place in the Foster cemetery in Galena township.

Birchim, David 7-9-1842 to 3-21-1918 - David Franklin Birchim was born in Galena township, July 9, 1842, and had always lived in LaPorte county. He was the son of Abraham and Alice Birchim, who came to LaPorte county in early days from West Marland Co., Pa. In 1866 he was married to Isabelle Frances Couchman of Galena township, and she with two sons are left to mourn a kind and loving husband and father. Five children were born to this union, the living ones being James A. Birchim and Lemon L. Birchim of Galena township. Mr. Birchim served two terms as county commissioner. He was noted all over Northern Indiana as a hunter of big game and never missed a year that he did not head a hunting party to the Northwest for bear, deer and other big game.
    The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Rolling Prairie Methodist church, Rev. Mr. Schields officiating and the burial will take place at Rolling Prairie cemetery. Cutlers are in charge. Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Birchim, Mrs. Emma - Feb 3, 1867 to Nov 3, 1931 - - - Mrs. Emma Birchim, age 64, wife of James A. Birchim, passed away at her home in Rolling Prairie at 11:15 a. m. today after a year's illness of complications. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Bates, Mrs. Birchim was born in Galena Township, Feb 3, 1867, moving to Rolling Prairie four years ago from a farm there. She was married near Rolling Prairie on March 21, 1889. Mrs. Birchim was a member of the Methodist Protestant Church of the Eastern Star of New Carlisle and of the Ladies Aid of Rolling Prairie.
    Surviving, in addition to Mr. Birchim, are a sister, Mrs. Nellie Knight of New Carlisle and a niece, Mrs. Blanche Luther of New Carlisle. A son preceded her in death and her mother passed away a year ago. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Burial is to be in Rolling Prairie cemetery with O. M. Haverstock in charge. Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Birchim, Grace - Mrs. Grace Birchim, 95, of the Beverly Shores Nursing home and formerly of Rolling Prairie died at 4:45 p. m. Friday at the nursing home in Michigan City, following an illness of several years.
   She was born April 27, 1874 in St. Joseph county, near New Carlisle, and had lived in the area all her life. She was married on April 3, 1895 in St. Joseph county to Lemon Birchim who preceded her in death in 1950. 
   Surviving are several cousins. A daughter and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 1 p. m. Monday at the Haverstock Funeral home, the Rev. Elmer C. Johnston officiating. Burial is in Rolling Prairie. Friends may call at the funeral home after Sunday noon and until services. 
Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Birchim, Isabelle F. 11-3-1843 to 6-20-1922 - - - - Funeral of Mrs. Birchim 
    Funeral services for Mrs. Isabelle F. Birchim who passed away at her home in Galena township at 9:15 p. m. Sunday will be held at the Rolling Prairie Methodist church at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday. Rev Trotsell? will be in charge. The remains may be viewed at the home prior to services. Interment will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. Cutler Bros. are the undertakers. Mrs. Birchim was 78 years old and had been ill 10 weeks previous to her death. The demise came after a general breakdown in health. She was born in Virginia Nov 3, 1843, and when five years old came to LaPorte county. Here she lived the remainder of her life. She was married to D. F. Birchim in 1865 fulfilling her duties as a housewife until illness intervened.
    The deceased woman was a member of L. O. T. M. She is survived by her husband and two sons, James A. and Lemon L. both of Galena township. Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Birchim, Jacob P. - Herald Argus, 27 April 1916 - - - - Jacob P. Birchim, of Rolling Prairie, well known in that vicinity and in La Porte county, died at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. B. A. Brewer, two and a half miles north of Rolling Prairie, where he and Mrs. Birchim made their home. Mrs. Brewer is a sister of Mrs. Birchim. The deceased was the son of Abram and Agnes Birchim and was born in Galena township August 11, 1837, and had lived in this county all his life, except for a period of about six years, when he was in California. He had been ill since last June and death was due to old age and general breakdown. He was 78 years, 6 months, and 14 days old. He was married in 1874 to Miss Rosa L. Martin, who survives him. He leaves no other near relative except one brother Frank Birchim, of Rolling Prairie, who was county commissioner at the time the present courthouse was built. The funeral was held at the home at 10 o’clock this morning and interment took place in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. Rev. Mr. Franklin, of South Bend conducted the services. Cutler Bros. Was in charge. Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Birchim, Mrs. Rose - (died Oct 4, 1926) - - - - Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Birchim, age 72, who died at the Haven Hubbard home in New Carlisle last night, will be held tomorrow afternoon at the Rolling Prairie Christian church, the Rev. Mr. Franklin of South Bend officiating. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery. The deceased woman was born Miss Rose Martin in LaPorte county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Martin, and she resided in the county all of her life until three years ago when she removed from Rolling Prairie to New Carlisle. 
She was united in marriage in 1874 to Jacob Birchim, who died in 1916. There were three children died at an early age. There are no immediate relatives surviving.  
Obituary contributed by Gloria Arndt at prairiefarm@csinet.net

Bishop, Miss Geneva A. - Daily Herald, Tuesday, November 21, 1893
    The funeral of Miss Geneva A. Bishop was held Nov. 17 at W.C. Weir's undertaking rooms. The remains were interred at Ross cemetery. Deceased was born in Springfield township, this county, in 1870. She was the daughter of Elihu and Cornelia Bishop. Her father died when she was three years old. She was an invalid for more than twelve years. Miss Bishop had treatment from some of the best physicians in St. Louis and Chicago, having been under the care of Dr. Mercer, of Chicago, at the time of her death. She passed away as quietly as if she had fallen asleep. She will be sadly missed by her mother, she having had constant care of her. “I will miss you, Dear Neva, pleasant and kind. Thou hast left sweet remembrance of thee behind - your patience and thankfulness for care. I cannot forget thee. Not one in the circle can in my heart take your place there. Mother”. Burial in Rossburg Cemetery.

BISHOP, WALTER - Funeral services for Walter Bishop, who died Tuesday following an accident, will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, LaPorte. Rev. A.C. Van Rie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
WALTER BISHOP--Funeral services for Walter Bishop, who died Tuesday following an accident, will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, LaPorte. Rev. A.C. Van Rie officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.CHARLES SCHLUNDT--Final rites for Charles Schlundt, former resident of this city, were held this afternoon at 2 at the L.H. Orvis funeral home, South Bend. Rev. George E. Francis, of the Grace Methodist church officiating. Burial was in the Riverview cemetery. Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Ed. Loetz, Mrs. Rudolph Luther, and Mrs. Anna Bartels, all of this city, and Mrs. Louise Oehman, Chicago, his wife and three children. Obit donated by: Sandy Hayward - HAYWARD99@webtv.net (St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - La Porte

Black, Mary Jane (Ingersoll) Frisby - per family files  - 14. June 1826 _Vermont to 17 Aug. 1877 La Porte, IN
she first wed  Sylvester Curtis Frisby in Illinois in 1847 and he died 1854 she than wed  Ephraim J. Black.
Obit reads - Saturday Evening Herald, Saturday, August 25, 1877
The remains of Mrs. Black were deposited in Pine Lake cemetery, on Sunday morning last
without any kind of ceremony whatever. She had been suffering over a year from an aggravated
form of dyspepsia, and was a great sufferer. Her two sons by a former husband, one a rising
young lawyer and other clerk in a railroad office at Peoria, Ill., was with her in her closing hours.
Also her brother, Col. R.G. Ingersoll and her sister, Mrs. Carter, of Erie Pennsylvania, and her
daughter Mrs. Burbank, of St. Louis, with her husband. Her little daughter will probably live
with Mrs. Burbank.

Black, Stanley - Stanley Black - LaPORTE — Stanley W. Black, 96, LaPorte, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2000) at Countryside Place, LaPorte. A graveside service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Door Village Cemetery. Friends and family will gather at 10:30 a.m. at Haverstock Funeral Home for a procession to the cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. Black was born Aug. 16, 1903, in Dayton, Pa., to George and Elizabeth Clever Black. On Nov. 28, 1928, in LaPorte, he married Kathryn Traynor, who died Feb. 12, 1980. Survivors include one daughter, Kay Miser, Rolling Prairie; one son, Paul Black, LaPorte; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother and one daughter, Patty Black. Mr. Black retired in 1965 after 23 years working in sheet-metal layout at Allis Chalmers. He was an area resident for 76 years, coming from New Kensington, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - 8/11/2000

Blankschein, Fred (died 1 Feb 1926): Fred Blankschein, of 208 F Street, LaPorte, and formerly of this city, died at 8 o'clock this morning from apoplexy. His last illness extended over a period of one week. He was 56 years old. He was born in LaPorte in 1869 and lived in that city all his life with the exception of of 15 years spent in MI City. While a resident of this city he was employed at the Root Manufacturing Co. plant. His widow and two sons, Leonard of Detroit, and Lloyd, of LaPorte. [That is how the article ends; it feels as though the word "survive" is missing]. [From the Michigan City Evening Dispatch, Monday, Feb 1, 1926]
Contributed by: Karen Zaruba, PhD - at - kzaruba@umich.edu

BLANKSCHEIN, MRS. W. J. - Mrs. Elizabeth Blankschein, age 53, of 312 Fox Street, wife of Walter J. Blankschein, passed away at 1:15 p.m. yesterday at the Holy Family hospital. Mrs. Blankschein was born at Michigan City on Dec. 1, 1886, the daughter of Rudolph and Bertha (Speikein) Freyer. On June 4, 1909, in LaPorte, she was married to Mr. Blankschein. They couple resided in LaPorte since their marriage. Mrs. Blankschein was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and Circle No. 3 of the Ladies Aid. Surviving are her husband; one brother, Frank Freyer of Michigan City, and several nieces & nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon at the Ebbert & Giese funeral home. The Rev. Manfred E. Reinke will officiate and burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery. The body may be viewed at the Ebbert & Geise home this evening and thence until the time of the services. Comments: Found at the LaPorte Historical Society Museum, LaPorte, Indiana. No source is given by them. She is buried at Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana This was my Mom's favorite aunt. Sue. 
obituary donated by: Susan Hawkins smhawkins28@hotmail.com and typed for the Internet by Judy Green

Blaze, Leslie - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN 9/20/1997 - LaPORTE - Leslie C. Blaze, 76, of LaPorte, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday (September 19, 1997) at LaPorte Hospital. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Brother Ransom Ebersole officiating. Burial will follow in the Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Rolling Prairie. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and Monday until the time of the service at the funeral home. Mr. Blaze was born May 21, 1921, in Mount Ayr, Ind., the son of Hershel and Maude Price Blaze. On Sept. 10, 1949, in LaPorte, he married Doris Downing, who survives. Also surviving are his half-sister, Barbara Cavinder, LaPorte; three nieces; and five nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters, his step-mother and his step-father. Mr. Blaze was a World War II U.S. Air Force veteran. He resided in the LaPorte area all his life. He retired from South Bend Lathe after 34 years of employment. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Bliss, Kenneth - Kenneth Bliss - JANESVILLE, Wis. News Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - The Rev. Kenneth R. Bliss, 92, Janesville, died at 7 p.m. Monday (Sept. 6, 1999) at Mount Sinai Samaritan Hospital, Milwaukee. The funeral is at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Kingsbury Baptist Church, with the Revs. William M. Woodruff and Gene Collins officiating. Burial is at Union Mills Cemetery. Visitation is from 6 to 8 tonight and from 1:30 p.m. until the service Thursday at the church. Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements. The Rev. Bliss was born March 19, 1907, in Hamilton, N.Y., to Walter and Bernice Frost Bliss. On March 31, 1933, in Syracuse, N.Y., he married Violet Tebo, who died April 6, 1989. Survivors include three sons, Hollis (Sandra) K. Bliss, Lawrenceville, Ga., Orbra (Sarah) W. Bliss, Elkhart, and Lyle (Ruby) Bliss, Janesville; one brother, C. Vincent Bliss, Oneida; one sister, Vivienne Mauch, Chazy, N.Y.; nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one brother, Douglas Bliss. The Rev. Bliss attended Janesville Bethel Baptist Church. He was a pastor in New York, Illinois, Wisconsin and at Kingsbury Baptist Church from 1945 to 1960. In 1968, he became minister of missions for the Society for Europe's Evangelization. He was a Wisconsin resident since 1960, coming from Kingsbury. Memorials may be made to the Society for Europe's Evangelization, P.O. Box 868, Bradenton, FL 33506.

Block, Mrs. John - Daily Herald, Tuesday, January 16, 1894. Mrs. John Block, age 77, died January 12, 1894. She was laid to rest in the German Lutheran Cemetery at Otis.

Blodget, James E - Dec 4 (no year given) but burial listing shows 28 Nov 1901 - - - - Buried at Union Mills Cemetery - James E Blodgett, a well known resident of Noble township died at 9 o’clock last night rather unexpectedly as he had been up just a little while before the end came. He had been ill, however, for several weeks, but his condition yesterday was not considered serious. The deceased was born in Wilkes Barre, Pa and was 65 years old. 
(second obit states "in his 64th year) He is survived by three children,. Harry Blodgett, who married Miss Jennie McCormick, Mrs. Grace Reese and Miss Alma Blodgett. One brother, Chas. Blodgett of Union Mills and several sisters who reside in the East, mourn the departure of the deceased. 
from second obit - ------ Fourteen years ago his wife, daughter of the late Moses Miller, preceded him to the other shore. He was buried Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Odd Fellows of which order he had long been an honored member. Rev. S.E. Smith, assisted by Elder W. Whitney, conducted the funeral services. J.F. Schweitzer in charge. 
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Boniface - - "Mrs. Augusta O. Boniface - Obituary LaPorte Herald-Argus 10 July 1958 "Mrs. Augusta O. Boniface, 75, route 1, Hanna, died at 9 o'clock last night at the Fairview hospital after a 7-month illness. She was born Feb. 6. 1883 in Posen, Germany and had lived in the Hanna area practically all her life. Mrs. Boniface was married Dec. 24, 1901 in La Porte to Carol Boniface who died in 1941. She was a member of the Willvale Social club. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (Edris) Stayback, Rolling Prairie, and Mrs. Emma Thomas, Union Mills; four sons, Milford Boniface, Hanna; Carl A. Boniface, Hartford, Mich.; Charles Boniface, La Porte; and Howard Boniface, Hanna; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Gardner, Hanna; Mrs. Marie Milzarek, Valparaiso; Mrs. Emma Kross, and Mrs. Bertha Peters, both of Hanna; three brothers, Louis and Herman Sachs, both of Hanna, and John Sachs, Mishawaka; 11 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Her husband, one son, and three brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services will be at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Kosanke Brothers Funeral home in Union Mills with the Rev. Clarence E. Baker officiating. Burial will be in the Hanna cemetery. Friends may call at the Kosanke Brothers chapel after 1 o'clock tomorrow and until time of services."
Contributed by Jeffrey Holtz on 28 January 2002 Jholtz2000@yahoo.com

BOONE, Margaret A.   -  Michigan City Evening News - Saturday, Feb. 22, 1902 - - - - Mrs. Robert M. Boone of Pine township, Porter county, whose husband is one of the best known residents of Porter county, passed away this morning after a few weeks' illness of pneumonia. Mrs. Boone was about 58 years old and was a refined and well-educated lady who possessed many friends in this city and elsewhere. The news of her death will cause much sadness and Mr. Boone has the sympathy of his many Michigan City friends in his great bereavement. It is expected that the remains will be taken to Chicago for interment. (see follow up). Michigan City Evening News, Monday, Feb, 24, 1902: The funeral of Mrs. Robert M. Boone, whose death THE NEWS chronicled Saturday, will be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Bull schoolhouse in Pine township, Porter county. The remains will be interred in a neighboring cemetery. A number of friends from this city will attend the obsequies. CONTRIBUTOR'S NOTE: Margaret and Robert Boone are in Row 12, Eight Square/Burdick Cemetery.

R. G. Boone – Porter County Vidette - Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 7, 1874; Volume 18, Number 32, Page 3, Column 3 - - - Otis Items------ R. G. Boone, a farmer living on the old Frame farm, died Sunday morning at the residence of his son in Chicago. Burial believed to be in Eight Square Cemetery.

Booth, Enos L. - Jan 9, 1901 no source given - - - - Enos L. Booth, an old resident of LaPorte county, died at 1 o’clock this morning at his home at Union Mills after a lengthy illness of dropsy and old age. The deceased was the son of Sheldon and Sarah Booth and was born at Loraine, April 16, 1828, being of English descent. Mr. Booth came to Indiana in 1837 and located in Noble township, this county. He was married in 1850 to Julia McNett, who died in 1858. One child resulted from this union, Mrs. H.N. Worden of LaPorte. In 1859 he married Margaret Coar, who with one son, William Booth of Union Mills, survives the deceased. Mr. Booth’s education was limited, having no other advantages than those offered by a common school, but in his later years he read a great deal. He was a member of the Advent church, and politically he was a staunch Republican. He worked hard all his life. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. 
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Bordelon, Shirley - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN 1/26/2001 -- LaPORTE — Shirley Bordelon, 70, LaPorte, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 24, 2001) at Countryside Place Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church, with the Rev. George M. Vrabely officiating. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. A Rosary service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte. She was born April 12, 1930, in Kansas City, Mo., to William and Flossie Mae Stoner Ludtke. Survivors include one niece, Judy Gierke, Rolling Prairie; and several cousins. Mrs. Bordelon was retired from American Home Foods, LaPorte, and Building Maintenance, Michigan City. A member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Mrs. Bordelon also belonged to the St. Peter Church Choir. She also was a member of AARP. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter Church.

BORMAN, MRS. ELIZABETH - LaPorte Herald-Argus 7 January 1946 - - - - -"Mrs. Elizabeth Borman, 78, of 241 Lincolnway East, died at 8:30 last night at her home. The daughter of John and Elizabeth Tanger Holtz, she was born in Germany on October 3, 1867, and lived here since 1873, coming from Germany. She was married to Alfred C. Borman in LaPorte, who survives. Mrs. Borman was a member of St. John's Lutheran church and of the Ladies Aid of that church. Also survives are one son, Alfred F. Borman of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Charles Holtz of route 4; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth Tjaden, Peoria, Ill; a great-grandson, Terry Tjaden of Peoria, and several nieces and nephews. A sister, Mrs. Anna Daniels preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Giese and Kimball funeral home with the Rev. Manfred E. Reinke officiating. Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow noon and until time of services."  
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BOSSERT - - JOHN BOSSERT - - Michigan City Evening News Friday Dec 31, 1932 - John Jacob Bossert, age 86, passed away at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at his home in Waterford after nine-day illness of complications. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Bossert, Mr. Bossert was born in Baden Germany, on Aug 3, 1846. For many years Mr. Bossert operated a farm near Waterford, retiring 18 years ago and moving to the town at that time. He was married in Germany on Feb. 16 1882 to Marie Magelane Smith, who survives. Mr. Bossert was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran church of Michigan City. He served in the cavalry in the war of 1871 in Germany and was a member of the German Soldiers organization in Michigan City. Others surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ida W. C. Ott of LaPorte, and Mrs. Pauline M. Dunislan(?) of Toledo, Ohio; two sons, Lewis Bossert of LaPorte and Frank J. Bossert of Oak Park IL., eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at Waterford, the Rev. George F. Craig officiating. Burial took place in the Low cemetery at Midway with O. E. Haverstock in charge. Contributed by: Laura J. Heckman

Bowell, Dr. B.C. –Michigan City News, Michigan City, IN, Wed. 2 Apr. 1902, p8. c5 - - Death of an Aged Doctor - - Dr. B. C. Bowell of Laporte, age 82 years, father of Coroner Bo Bowell, died this noon of a complication of diseases. Bodies were later moved to Pine Lake Cemetery.

Bowell, Jeannine - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN - 10/7/2000
Jeannine Bowell LaPORTE — Jeannine L. Bowell, 51, LaPorte, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 5, 2000) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Faith Evangelical Bible Church, 305 E. County Road 400N,, Valparaiso, with Pastor Rod Huber officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, and from 9 a.m. until the service Monday at the church. Mrs. Bowell was born Nov. 27, 1948, in Lafayette, Ind., to John R. and Ellen Day Dunk, both surviving in LaPorte. Survivors also include one daughter, Janalee Brown, Union Mills, Ind.; one son, Ryan Bowell, Warsaw, Ind.; five grandchildren; one sister, Janice Resler, Kokomo, Ind.; one brother, Jeffrey J. Dunk, LaPorte; several nieces and nephews; and one loving companion, Robert L. Marker, LaPorte. Mrs. Bowell was a customer service representative for Whirlpool Corp. for 16 years. She graduated in 1967 from LaPorte High School and attended Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or the Faith Evangelical Bible Church.

Bowell, Ora H. - Michigan City News, Michigan City, IN, Wed. 9 Jan. 1909, p. 4, c. 2 - - - Passed away Sunday at his home at Salina, Mich. He lived formerly at Rolling Prairie. He is related to Dr. Bo Bowell, L. V. Oglesby and others in LaPorte and has a brother Chas. Bowell, in Chicago. He leaves a wife and children. Burial Pine Lake Cemetery.


Branstrator, James M. - Herald Argus La Porte , Tues. 24 Sept 1940 p.4. c3
James M. Granstrator, age 71, died at the Holy Family hostpital yesterday afternoon at 4:30 after an extended illness. The son of John an dMary Branstrator, he was born in Allen County, Indiana, on SEpt 30, 1868.
  Surviving are a sister-in-law, several neices and nephews.
  He had made his home for the past 10 years with Mr. an dMrs. Charels Kabelin on rural rout No. 1, going there from Rolling Prairie and before that he lived with Mr. and Mrs. John Zion of Mishawaka.
  Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock at the Haverstock funeral home, the REv. Clayton Wilson officiating. Burial will be in Patton cemetery. The body may be viewed ton ight at the funeral home.

Brayton, Gideon Fally - page one “LAPORTE ARGUS BULLETIN” - JULY 14, 1910 - - - -PIONEER PASTOR PASSES AWAY IN CARTHAGE, MO.
    Rev. Gideon F. Brayton Dies at an Advanced Age of 88 Years at Home of His Daughter.  
Rev. Gideon F. Brayton, for many years a resident of LaPorte County, also the scene of ministerial labors, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. David Miller, of Carthage, MO. The remains will be brought to this city tomorrow evening, reaching here at 6:48 PM. The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Clarke R. Parker officiating. The interment will be at the Door Village cemetery. Weir & Seivert are in charge.
    Rev. Brayton also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Sophia Teeter,** who resides at Coloma, Mich. Rev. Mr. Brayton was ordained to the Baptist ministry at Door Village in 1878. He immediately assumed charge of the Rolling Prairie church. From there he moved to Charles City, Ia., where he organized eight churches in that vicinity under the Baptist Home Mission board. He founded what is now a large and flourishing church in Osage, Ia. Mr. Brayton was also a veteran of the Civil War, entering the army as chaplain of the 9th Illinois Cavalry, and serving during '63 and '64. Retiring from army life he accepted a call to the Baptist church at Kendallville, Ind., and this pastorate was followed by years spent in Cape Geraradu, Charlestown, and Carthage, Mo. At that time the health of Mr. Brayton began to fail, and removing from Missouri be accepted a call from the Antioch, Ill., church, remaining for a period of five years. Continued ill health compelled him to retire from his active ministerial labors and at Reynolds, Ill., Mr. Brayton rented a hotel which he successfully conducted for several years, afterwards continuing in the same business in Coloma, Mich. While there he received a call from his home church in Door Village and returned there. He later filled pastorates at Valparaiso, Wheeler and Crown Point. His final pastorate was in Door Village.  
The venerable clergyman devoutly believed that marriage was not a failure, and his married life was one of more than passing interest. When but a youth of 18 years he was married to Miss Amelia Crane. For twenty years they lived happily together, when death called during their residence in Valparaiso. Six children were born to them, four of whom survive. In 1860 Mr. Brayton took unto himself a second wife, Mrs. Cornelia F. Brown, with whom he lived for forty years. She, too, was called away some time ago, and the companion of her life was left alone. But to him who keeps young in heart love never grows old and in his third marriage, Mr. Brayton secured a companion for his last years in Mrs. Cole, of this city, one who shared his lot in passing down the shady side of life's hill. Mrs. Brayton died several years ago. **Correction - Mrs. Mary Caroline Teeter.
    and second obituary for this same gentleman shows the following along with additional information.
    BRAYTON, GIDEON FALLEY OBITUARY TAKEN FROM OBIT LA PORTE CO (not the Argus Bulletin) Page 1 July 14, 1910
    La Porte Indiana. by Rev. C.H.Wheeter Born - Huron County, Ohio - city of Margaretta Died - July 12, 1910 - buried Door Village Cemetery - La Porte, son of Gideon and Ruth, last of 8 children - 5 sons and 3 daughters parents - members of Baptist Church in Margaretta - father was a deacon - Gideon Falley named for another deacon and dear friend, Richard Falley. Maternal Grandfather - Baptist preacher born Rhode Island - missionary in Canada. Gideon and Ruth and family moved to Clyde in Sandusky Co. - belonged to Baptist Church August 1832 - settled in Scipio Twp - 1 1/2 mile N.W. of Door Village.
    Gideon Falley was baptized in the mill race of the mill at Union Mills January 1840, the day after the organization of the Door Village Baptist Church - of which his parents were charter members. October 4, 1840 - married Amelia Crane, born August 14, 1823 - a Methodist, married by a Methodist minister "The only event in Brother Brayton's career which was not Baptist", married by Francis A. Stanford. Children - Caroline Mary - born June 22, 1841 Infant son - 1842 Flavilla - Nov 10, 1843 George F. - Nov 16, 1846 Ruth Hellen - Oct 3, 1848 Charles Sumner - June 9, 1859 March 1842 - July 1852 - lived in Roscoe, Winnebago Co, Illinois employed as blacksmith, farmer and lay preacher. July 1852 - returned to LaPorte Co., Amelia's health poor - Drs sent her to Dr. Teegarden in LaPorte. Became missionary of Northern Indiana Baptist Assoc, toured churches. Dec 25, 1852 - ordained to ministry in Door Village Church. 1853 to 54 - Under appointment to Home Mission Society - traveled by horseback - held an umbrella over his head and studied the Bible as he rode. 1854 to 56 - preached at Rolling Prairie (Indiana) 1856 - Reopened church at LaPorte - was the means of resuscitating the LaPorte church. July 1856 - Founded Baptist Church in Charles City, Floyd Co. Iowa, American Baptist Home Mission Society - 11 members in church - 4 of which were family = organized 7 churches in nearby towns - including Mitchell. 1858 - Made financial agent of the Iowa Baptist Assoc. - taken very ill - spent 4 or 5 months in bed - returned to Door Village. Preached at Door Village a while - became pastor at Valparaiso, Indiana 1863 to 64 - Enlisted a Chaplain 9th Illinois Cavalry - became sun struck and compelled to retire. Served Oct 28, 1863 to Oct 28, 1864 Lived at Hebron - then at New Carlisle 1866-67 - pastor at Kendallville then to Cape Girardeau Missouri, stayed till 1871 (1867 - joined Cape Girardeau Baptist Assoc.) 1868 - made moderator of the association 1871 - Employed by the American Baptist Publication Society as Sunday School Missionary in Southern Missouri - supported by the Shawmut Avenue Baptist Sunday School of Boston Mass. 1872 - pastor - Carthage Missouri (founded church there) 1876-to 81 - Illinois City, Illinois and Antioch Illinois 1881-1885 - Ran a rented hotel in Reynolds, Illinois 1885 - returned from Illinois to Coloma, Michigan, kept a hotel for a while. 1887-to 94 - preached again Door Village 1893 - Door Village church merged with La Porte - church showed its love for Father Brayton by reserving its parsonage as his life's residence. received soldiers pension - member La Porte GAR 1888 - Cornelia died (believe date incorrect) 1890 - married Mrs. Cole of LaPorte - left Door Village (not sure if date is correct.) resided last few years with his daughter Mrs. Miller in Carthage Missouri Died at his daughters home in Carthage, Missouri July 12, 1910. Buried at Door Village Cemetery, La Porte with Amelia and Cornelia. 
      ADDL INFO - April 1859
      G. G. Brayton was trustee of Scipio Twp, La Porte Co., Indiana from abstract of Thelma Wyman - Gideon Falley Brayton had land in Illinois City which he deeded to Marcus & Maylon Osgood - (probably at the time he bought the Hotel in Coloma) land (in Illinois) then passed to Stephen Brayton, a nephew (Stephen Sr. son) Note about Coloma Hotel, named Osgood House until Gideon bought it, then was Brayton House, and then Teeter House, when Mary Caroline Brayton and husband Van Buren Teeter assumed management of it. The Teeter House was a major Stagecoach Stop on the Territorial Road, the main road from Detroit to Chicago, Ill. 1875 - Gideon Falley Brayton came to Rock Island Co. Illinois Married 3rd time to Mary P. Coale Aug 15, 1900  
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Breseke, Julius John - LaPorte Herald-Argus; 10 November 1948 - - - Buried in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Wanatah. Julius John Breseke, 85, of four and a half miles northeast of Hanna, died at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ella Walter. He was born in Germany on Jan. 6, 1863 and had lived in that vicinity for 26 years, coming from Cass township. He was a retired farmer. On March 10, 1887 at Valparaiso, he was married to Martha A. Manthey, who with two grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.  
   Surviving are one son, William of Hanna; one daughter, Mrs. Walter; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles, of Whiting, and one sister, Mrs. Mathilda Newman. He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church of Wanatah. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran church in Wanatah. Friends may call at Kosanke Brothers chapel in Union Mills from tonight until Friday morning at 10 o'clock. The body will then be taken to the church where it will lie in state from 11 a.m. until time of services. The casket will not be opened after the services.
    Note: Julius was the son of Julius C. Breseke (buried in Hanna Cemetery) and Dorthea Schmidt (not sure where she is buried). He immigrated with his parents, siblings, aunts and uncle from Germany on a ship called the Bavaria. They arrived in New York on 17 May 1869. He and his parents were on the 1870 Indiana Census living in Cass Township. His aunt Dorthy is my great-great grandmother. Contributed by: "Michele Cuff"

Brettin, Joan Maxine – 1940 Unidentified LaPorte Newspaper - - Infant daughter of Mr. Chris Brettin & Mrs. Charlotte Augusta (Witte) Brettin; of Union Mills. d. September 1940. age 9 months and 17 days. Obit posted on line. Burial Pinhook Cemetery.

Bresecke Funeral  LHA - 6 Jan 1928 Rescues Cattle but Loses Life Mrs. Martha Bresecke, 61, Killed by Pennsy Train .
  Mrs. Martha Bresecke, age 61, living near Hanna, this county, was instantly killed yesterday afternoon near the Bee Grove crossing of the Pennsylvania railroad by a westbound passenger train. With her husband, Julius Bresecke, she was attempting to get some cattle off the track when she accidentally stepped or fell in front of the oncoming locomotive. Mrs. Bresecke had been living with her son, William Bresecke and family on their farm on State road No. 30, near the Bee Grove crossing, three miles east of Hanna. Yesterday when some of the cattle broke through fences and began to wander along the railroad right-of-way she and her husband tried to corral them. It is thought she saw the train approaching from the east, but in her effort to get a calf off the track she failed to get to safety herself and she was instantly killed.   
Husband Horrified Her husband over the fence in a nearby field, did not see the tragedy but as soon as the train passed he was horrified to see his wife lying near the rails. Her skull was fractured, her neck broken, one arm fractured and the body bruised. The engine crew stopped the train at once and the body was taken to the William Bresecke home nearby. Kosanke Brothers of Union Mills were called and took the body to their funeral parlors. The accident occurred near the grain elevator at the Bee Grove crossing. Coroner Charles E. Mayfield held an inquest over the body at 9 o'clock this morning and returned a verdict of "accidental death when struck by a Pennsylvania train".
  The accident occurred near the grain elevator at the Bee Grove crossing. Coroner Charles E. Mayfield held an inquest over the body at 9 o'clock this morning and returned a verdict of "accidental death when struck by a Pennsylvania train." Was Born in Germany
  Mrs. Bresecke was 61 years, 10 months and 21 days old. She was born in Germany on Feb. 14, 1866, and had lived in LaPorte county since coming from Germany in 1881. On March 10, 1888, she was married to Mr. Bresecke at Valparaiso. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran church of South Wanatah and also a member of the Ladies' Aid. She had been a member of the church since 1881. Mrs. Bresecke leaves her husband; one son, William, with whom she lived; one daughter, Mrs. Ella Walters of Hanna; one brother, Otto Manthey of Chicago; two grandchildrenAlvin Bresecke and Harvey Walters of Hanna.
   Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church, South Wanatah. The Rev. Im. S. Hodde will officiate. Burial will be in St. John's cemetery there with Kosanke Brothers of Union Mills in charge. ,
- LaPorte Herald-Argus -- 9 Jan 1928 Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Mrs. Martha Bresecke, of near Hanna, at the St. Johns Lutheran church of South Wanatah. Mrs. Bresecke was born in Germany on Feb. 14, 1866, and cane to LaPorte county from Germany in 1881. She was 61 years of age at the time of her death last Thursday afternoon when she was killed by a west-bound Pennsylanvia train. The Rev. I.S. Hodde officiated at the funeral. Burial was in St. John's cemetery and Kosanke Brothers of Union Mills were in charge. - Name of sender: Michele Cuff

Brewer, son of Arthur - Evening Bulletin, Monday, April 10, 1899: A young son of Arthur Brewer, residing north of Rolling Prairie, is dead. The funeral will be held from the Rolling Prairie church at 2 p... tomorrow. W.C. Weir has the funeral in charge.- Rolling Prairie Cemetery

Brink, Benjamin Martin Jr., - LaPorte Herald-Argus - 2 July 1929 - Benjamin Martin Brink, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Brink of 316 A. street, passed away at 4:30 yesterday afternoon after an illness of two weeks with typhoid fever and influenza. The child was 6 years, 10 months and 6 days old. He was born in LaPorte on Aug. 25, 1920. The lad was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. He is survived by his parents, one sister, Mary Jane, age 9, and many other relatives and a host of friends. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at Cutler Bros., chapel. The Rev. Dewitt S. Osgood will officiate. Burial will be at Door Village. Friends wishing to see Benjamin may call at the home Sunday. - Name of sender: Michele Cuff

Brink, John J Obiturary  - LaPorte Herald-Argus - 6 Apr 1929 Private funeral services for John J. Brink, age 74, of 611 First street, who died Thursday evening, will be held at Cutler Brothers chapel Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The body may be viewed at the chapel until the time of the funeral. Burial will be in Door Village cemetery. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Brink, Mr. Brink was born in LaPorte county 74 years ago and lived here all his life. He married Miss Harriet Matthew in Westville, Aug. 29, 1875. Surviving are the widow; five daughters, Mrs. Clara Curtice of Seaside, Ore.; Hrs. Harriet Linard of Michigan City; Mrs. Fern Burnham of South Bend; Mrs. Ora Dell Fouch of Monrovia, Calif., and Mrs Louise Bosserman of LaPorte; a son, J. Osborn Brink of LaPorte; two brothers, S.C. Brink of Chicago and E.L. Brink of LaPorte, and a sister, Mrs. N.B. Place of Evanston, Ill. - Name of sender: Michele Cuff

Brinkman - ALEXANDER L. BRINKMAN, Died 02 July 1942 Alexander L. Brinkman, 66, Bay City, Mich., a former widely-known local resident, died Wednesday at his home in Bay City after an illness of one week. Mr. Brinkman was born in Michigan City, Ind., Feb. 4, 1876, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brinkman. He was a freight agent for the Michigan Central railroad and until 12 years ago made his home in Michigan City, Ind.. For about 10 years, while he was living in Michigan City, he held the office of dictator, now called governor, of the Michigan City Chapter No. 980, Loyal Order of Moose. He was also a member of Winona Lodge No. 256, F. and A. M.; Pioneers of Michigan Central railroad and Lodge No. 88, B.P.O.E. He was a member of the Episcopal Church in Michigan City. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myra A. Brinkman; two brothers, Fred, Bemidji, Minn., and Louis J. Brinkman, Detroit; one sister, Mrs. Caroline Isbey, Detroit. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Friday afternoon at the Ott Funeral Chapel with Rev. A. P. Hardt officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the Ott Chapel this evening and Friday. Contributed by: Alice Winterrod

Brinkman - CAROLINE BRINKMAN, Died 23 Feb 1929 Former Prominent Resident of Michigan City Dead in Detroit. Mrs. Caroline Brinkman, 88, until four years ago a prominent resident of Michigan City, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Louis J. Brinkman in Detroit, Mich., after an illness of four months. Illness was brought on by a fall that she suffered four months ago in which she fractured her hip. Mrs. Brinkman was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, February 17, 1841. She has lived in this country for 70 years. She is the widow of Fred Brinkman who preceded her in death 23 years ago. The deceased is survived by three sons, Fred J., Alex L., and Louis J. Brinkman, and one daughter, Mrs. Caroline Isbey, of Detroit, Mich. Nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Brinkman was a pioneer resident of Michigan City living here for 55 years. She was affiliated with the St. John’s Church of this city, and the St. John’s Ladies’ Aid Society. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o’clock from the home of her son Alex J. Brinkman, 938 East Michigan Street, this city, the Rev. Paul Irion, pastor of the St. John’s Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may view the body in the home of her son Sunday evening after 8 o’clock and Monday up until the hour of the funeral. Pallbearers will be, A. C. Heitschmidt, Henry Hunziker, Charles Opperman, Clem Dick, Charles Tonn and Ed Wellnitz - Contributed by: Alice Winterrod

Brinkman - FLORA BRINKMAN, Died 16 Nov 1882 Dyptheria is again prevalent in Michigan City, Ind. and this morning Flora, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brinkman of the Union Hotel, died of the disease. She will be buried on Saturday afternoon, Rev. Ernst officiating. Another of the children, Frank, a lad about 13 years of age is also very ill and fears are entertained of his death. - Contributed by: Alice Winterrod

Brinkman - OBITUARY FRED BRINKMAN, Died on Wed., 30 Oct.1907 and was Buried 06 Nov. 1907
Death Takes Old Resident, Fred Brinkman, Former Hotel Proprietor. He lived in Michigan City about Fifty Years. Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1907,
Fred Brinkman, one of the city’s old and well known residents, died at noon today at the family home, Michigan and Spring Streets following a long illness. Mr. Brinkman had suffered for many years from a double hernia and had been an invalid for practically three years. He has been bedfast the past three months, old age and general debility contributing to his illness. Mr. Brinkman was a resident of Michigan City about 50 years. Mr. Brinkman was 73 years old and was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, where he became a stonemason and contractor. Leaving the Fatherland in 1855, he took up his residence for a short time in Cleveland, Ohio, and then came to Michigan City, which has been his home ever since. Mr. Brinkman followed his trade for several years, having constructed many buildings that are standing today. Among his work are the towers of the state prison. He embarked in the hotel business on north Franklin Street and was well known as a hotel proprietor for many years. From this work he retired a few years ago.
Before leaving Germany Mr. Brinkman served in the Army. Mr. Brinkman was married to Caroline Peo, the widow, who survives and of the nine children born to them the following are living: Fred, John, Frank, Carrie (the wife of Edward Isbey), Alexander and Louis J.
The funeral arrangements will be announced as they are completed. - contributed by: Alice Winterrod

Brinkman -   MRS. HANNAH BRINKMAN, Died 24 July 1884 Mrs. Hannah Brinkman, mother of William Brinkman, died early this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Bluhm. Mrs. Brinkman was 77 years of age, and has lived in Michigan City, Ind. over 25 years. Three survive her, namely, William Brinkman, Fred Brinkman and Mrs. Bluhm. The funeral will occur from the residence of Mrs. Bluhm, Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ernst officiating. - contributed by: Alice Winterrod

Bronnenberg, Robert - - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN 1/15/2002
Robert Bronnenberg Robert J. Bronnenberg, 59, Michigan City, died at 9:16 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 13, 2002) at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, with Jack Duckworth officiating. Burial is in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. until the service Wednesday at the funeral chapel. He was born July 15, 1942, in Muncie, Ind., to Virgil V. and Dorothea (McMaken) Bronnenberg, who preceded him in death. On Feb. 4, 1989, in Michigan City, he married Mary Schuh, who survives. Survivors also include three sons, Jason Ginther, Three Oaks, Mich., William (Valerie) Ginther and David (Jennifer) Ginther, all of Michigan City; six grandchildren; and two sisters, JoAnn (Don) Merritt, Seminole, Fla., and Carolyn (Pat) Harvey, Tipton, Ind. Mr. Bronnenberg was employed at Westville Correctional Center as the resource recovery director and served in numerous other positions during his 29 years there. He received his bachelor of science degree in education from Ball State University, Muncie, in 1967. He also was a member of Fraternal Order of Police Dunes Lodge 75, American Legion Post, Pendleton, Ind., and was a former secretary for the FOP Bowling League at City Lanes.

Brown, Aubra – obituary - June 30, 1970 – Motorist, 78, Dies in Two Car CrashValparaiso – Aubra Brown, 78, of Kouts, was killed instantly in a two car accident at U.S. 30 and Ind. 49 at 10:10 a.m. Monday.
  Injured in the crash were Mrs. Emma C. Brown, 74, wife of the victim, who is listed in poor condition in Porter Memorial Hospital, and the driver of the other car, Monro A. Marler, 48, of Gary, who is listed in fair condition. Mrs. Brown suffered lacerations to the face and body and Marler suffered body injuries and lacerations to the arms. Indiana State Police at the Dunes Park Post, Chesterton, report Brown died of a skull fracture, crushed chest and internal injuries. Further into article after accident description states:
  Brown was born July 25, 1890 in Marion, and had been a resident in the Kouts community for the past 16 years. A retired farmer, he was married Feb. 15, 1917 to Emma Meyers, who survives, with two sons, Carroll, of Kouts, and William, of LaCrosse; a sister, Mrs. Fern Scott, of Wheatfield; a brother, Clyde, of Jeffersonville; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild.
  Funeral services will be a 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Kosanke Bros. Funeral Home in Kouts, with Rev. Hassel Justice officiating. Butial will be in Wheatfield Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Today.

Brown, John - Niles, Berrien County, Michigan “Niles Mirror” Feb. 20, 1867 - - DIED: In this city, at the residence of Dr. J Loomis, on the 16th inst., Gen. John Brown in his 85th year. Contributed by: Kayrl Hubbard.

Brenn, Edwin - MI City, IN News, Wed. 15 Jul 1903, page 8, column 2   DROWNING AT LAPORTE   Youth Eleven Years Old Finds Watery Grave
  Edwin Brenn, aged 11 years, adopted s/o Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Sweitzer of Laporte was drowned in Stone lake north of Laporte at 7:30 o'clock Thursday evening while in bathing. The body was not recovered until morning when it was found in 30 feet of water and at a point of 60 feet from where the drowning took place. The deceased is survived by his father and three brothers who reside in Chicago. Funeral Sunday afternoon at the German M.E. church at Laporte. 
Webmaster note, Edwin is buried next to William F. Brenn and William Schweitzer and near his mother Bertha Brenn Patton Cemetery in Section 266 Lakeview Section, lot 5 grave 3. Obituary contributed by: Bonnie Dagen at   Jupiter121348@aol.com


Brinkman, Mrs. Caroline Peo - Feb. 23, 1929 - - - - Mrs. Brinkman - Taken by Death Former Prominent Resident of Michigan City Dead in Detroit     Mrs. Caroline Brinkman, 88, until four years ago, a prominent resident of Michigan City, died Friday afternoon at the home of her son, Louis J. Brinkman in Detroit, Mich., after an illness of four months. Illness was brought on by a fall that she suffered four months ago in which she fractured her hip.  
Mrs. Brinkman was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, February 17, 1841. She has lived in this country for 70 years. She is the widow of Fred Brinkman who preceded her in death 23 years ago. The deceased is survived by three sons, Fred J., Alex L., and Louis J. Brinkman, and one daughter, Mrs. Caroline Isbey, of Detroit, Mich. Nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren also survive. Mrs. Brinkman was a pioneer resident of Michigan City living here for 55 years. She was affiliated with the St. John's Church of this city, and the St. John's Ladies' Aid Society.  
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 o'clock from the home of her son Alex J. Brinkman, 938 East Michigan Street, this city, the Rev. Paul Irion, pastor of the St. John's Church officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may view the body in the home of her son Sunday evening after 8 o'clock and Monday up until the hour of the funeral. Pallbearers will be, A. C. Heitschmidt, Henry Hunziker, Charles Opperman, Clem Dick, Charles Tonn and Ed Wellnitz. - Contributed by: Alice Peo Winterrod at Wfrankc@aol.com

Brinkman, Fred - Nov. 6, 1907 - - - Death Takes Old Resident Fred Brinkman, Former Hotel Proprietor, Passes Away Lived Here About Fifty Years O. C. Merrill, Grocer of this city in early days, dies in California 
    Fred Brinkman, one of the city's old and well-known residents, died at noon today at the family home, Michigan and Spring Streets, following a long illness. Mr. Brinkman had suffered for many years from a double hernia and had been an invalid for practically three years. He has been bedfast the past three months, old age and general debility contributing to his illness. Mr. Brinkman was a resident of Michigan City about 50 years. Mr. Brinkman was 73 years old and was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, where he became a stonemason and contractor. Leaving the Fatherland in 1855, he took up his residence for a short time in Cleveland, Ohio, and then came to Michigan City, which has been his home ever since. Mr. Brinkman followed his trade for several years having constructed many buildings that are standing today. Among his work are the towers of the state prison. He embarked in the hotel business on North Franklin Street and was well known as a hotel proprietor for many years. From this work he retired a few years ago. Before leaving Germany Mr. Brinkman served in the army. Mr. Brinkman was married to Caroline Peo, the widow who survives and of the nine children born to them the following are living: Fred, John, Frank, Carrie (the wife of Edward Isbey), Alexander and Louis J. The funeral arrangements will be announced later when completed. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Contributed by: Alice Peo Winterrod at Wfrankc@aol.com

Brinkman, Mrs. Hannah - July 24, 1884 - - - - -Mrs. Hannah Brinkman, mother of Wm. Brinkman, died early this morning at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Bluhm. Mrs. Brinkman was 77 years of age, and has lived in this city over 25 years. Three survive her, namely, Wm. Brinkman, Fred Brinkman and Mrs. Bluhm. The funeral will occur from the residence of Mrs. Bluhm Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Ernst officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. 
Contributed by: Alice Peo Winterrod at Wfrankc@aol.com

Brinkman Funeral - LaPorte Daily Herald-Argus -- 10 Sep 1927 - Funeral services for Mrs. Nettie Rogers Brinkman, formerly of this city, who died at her home in Detroit yesterday, will be held at the home of her brother, Frank Rogers, 912 Maple avenue, this city at 2:30 Monday afternoon. The Rev. S. Arthur Steward will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Pine Lake cemetery with Cutler Brothers in charge. The body will arrive from Detroit Sunday evening and will be take to the home of Mr. Rogers. - - Name of sender: Michele Cuff
MRS. (LETTIE A. ROGERS) BRINKMAN, Died 09 Sept 1927 Mrs. Brinkman dies in Detroit, Mich. Former well known Michigan City woman victim of cancers. Mrs. Louis J. Brinkman, 45 years old, formerly of Michigan City, died at 4 o’clock this morning in her home in Detroit, according to information received by relatives here this morning. Mrs. Brinkman has been ill for some time, death being attributed to cancers. The body will be brought to this city and burial is expected to be in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Ind. The deceased was born in LaPorte. She was married to Louis J. Brinkman in Michigan City on 10 Oct 1906, and they lived here up to 12 years ago. Mr. Brinkman is general freight superintendent of the Michigan Central, with headquarters in Detroit. Besides her husband, Mrs. Brinkman is survived by two adopted children, Charlotte and Louis, Jr. One sister, Mrs. R. F. Mattox, of Niles, Mich. and one brother, Attorney Frank Rogers, of Michigan City, also survive. The many friends of the Brinkman family will be grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Brinkman.

Britton, Grover - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN 12/16/2000
Grover Britton LaPORTE — Grover Britton, 70, LaPorte, died Friday (Dec. 15, 2000) at LaPorte Hospital. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Haverstock Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lynda Vackar officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery, LaPorte. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday and from 11 a.m. until the service Monday at the funeral home. He was born March 25, 1930, in Cass County, Ind., to John and Lillie Berkheiser Britton. On Dec. 31, 1955, in LaPorte, he married Lucille Larson, who survives. Survivors also include three sons, Donald Britton, Great Falls, Mont., Steven Britton and Kenneth Britton, both of LaPorte; two daughters, Sharon Mayer, East Northport, N.Y., and Susan Paul, Indianapolis, and 13 grandchildren. Preceding Mr. Britton in death were two sisters, Mary Pressler and Orma Wilson; and two brothers, Park Britton and Lawrence Britton. Mr. Britton worked at Allis Chalmers as an assembler for 20 years. He served in the Marines during the Korean War and also was an Air Force veteran. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and to the VNA of LaPorte.

Brooks, John Robert b. 14 Oct, 1838 d. 6 Dec 1926 - M. Elizabeth Armiatage Herrold she was b. 18 March 1845 d. 11 March 1920. Both are said to be buried in Pinhook  
Cemetery.

Brown, Manlius   Obituary for Manlius from the Michigan City Observer, May 30, 1891: Manlius Brown   
Manlius Y. Brown, an old and well known resident of this county, died Saturday morning at his home near Stillwell, aged 72 years. He was recently stricken with paralysis,which caused his death. It was in Mr. Brown's mill at Stillwell where Mr. W.V. Noland, who committed suicide at LaPorte Thursday afternoon, sold flour and misappropriated the money. Obit from the LaPorte Daily Herald, Saturday, 30 May, 1891 page 5 column 4 Died. Manlius Y. Brown died at 3 o'clock this morning. He was 72 years old and leaves three brothers and one sister. One brother, Miles Brown, lives in Montana. Dr. James Brown in California, and John Brown in Washington. Mrs. Virgina Loomis, his sister, resides at Hastings, Nebraska. A sister, Mary Ann Orton, died on the 20th of April last. His niece, Mrs. A. R. Jones of Madison Wisconsin and his nephew, Chas. M. Loomis, have been with him for the past week. The funeral services will be held at his house one mile north of Stillwell, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial at Pine Lake Cemetery.
contributed by: Karyl Hubbard  at - hubbard@televar.com
Brown, Mary Mrs. age 62 years sister to Opal Kimmel of Valparaiso. d, 13 June 1950 in LaPorte.

Brown, Mattie E. Earl - (Mrs. C.J. Brown - source not given on obit. dod was April 23, 1903 - Buried Union Mills Cemetery - - - - Mattie E. Earl (Brown) was born near Mentor, Ohio, April 12, 1844. While yet a small girl she moved with her parents to Michigan City. On Oct 14, 1863 she became the wife of C.J. Brown, coming with him to his home near Union Mills, where, except for a few brief intervals, they resided until her death.
    Early in the fall of 1902 Mrs. Brown began to suffer with pain in her side. This became gradually worse until by Feb 21, 1903 she was confined to her bed. Here she remained for five weeks when she began to recover and became able to sit up a part of each day and in fine weather to walk outside the house. April 14, she became much worse and grew worse rapidly. April 21st she was taken to the hospital at Valparaiso, where she died at half-past six o’clock Thursday morning, April 23rd, aged 59 years and 11 days. Deceased leaves a husband, a son, a daughter, three grandchildren, three brothers and four sisters besides many more distant relatives, and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss. Her brothers are A.F. Earl of Michigan City, D.F. Earl of Chicago, and Henry Earl of Corning, Kansas ; and her sisters, Mrs. Cramer of Moline, Dansas, Mrs. Calrkson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mrs. Mason of Chicago, and Mrs. Randall of Kingsbury. Twenty-six years ago, Mrs. Brown with her husband united with the “Bethel” Presbyterian church at Union Mills. She remained a steadfast Christian to the end and died with cheerful assurance. She was a most faithful wife, a devoted mother, a kind and helpful neighbor and left an example for all. As her chief concern in life was for her loved ones, so as death approached she was overheard by her nurse praying for God’s blessing upon her husband and children that they might be gathered with her into his Kingdom.
    The obsequies were attended Sunday, April 26, at the family residence near Union Mills by a very large concourse of relatives, friends and neighbors. The W.R.C. of LaPorte, of which she was an active and beloved member, was present in a body. J.G. Schweitzer had charge of the funeral arrangements. (Copier’s note -W.R.C. Women’s Relief Corps)  
contributed by: Barbara Metzger at   bametz@cox.net

Brown, Dora Linderman   The Chesterton Tribune, Monday, July 22, 1946
  Mrs Dora Brown Passes Away -- Mrs Dora Brown, 53, former Chesterton resident, died Friday afternoon at her home in LaPorte. She was born in Chesterton in Sept 21, 1892, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Frank Linderman. She had lived in LaPorte 31 years. On June 8, 1916, she was married in Valparaiso to John Brown who survives. She belonged to the First Methodist Church. Also surviving are two daughters: Mrs Ida Foyus and Mrs Alice Britton, both at home; one son, Wilbur of California; three grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs Mabel Schoef of LaPorte and Mrs Agnes Nulf of Chesterton, and two brothers, Frank and Clarence Linderman of Chesterton. Memorial services were held Monday afternoon at Haverstock chapel, LaPorte. Rev CH Lininger officiating. Burial was in Patton cemetery, LaPorte."  
Contributed by: Eva Hopkins, Museum Researcher, Westchester Twp, History Museum - Chesterton

Brown, Manlius Y.  - “Michigan City Observer”, May 30, 1891 - - - Manlius Y. Brown, an old and well known resident of this county, died Saturday morning at his home near Stillwell, aged 72 years. He was recently stricken with paralysis, which caused his death. It was in Mr. Brown's mill at Stillwell where Mr. W.V. Noland, who committed suicide at LaPorte Thursday afternoon, sold flour and misappropriated the money.
  Obit from the LaPorte Daily Herald, Saturday, 30 May, 1891 page 5 column 4
   Died------- Manlius Y. Brown died at 3 o'clock this morning. He was 72 years old and leaves three brothers and one sister. One brother, Miles Brown, lives in Montana. Dr. James Brown in California, and John Brown in Washington. Mrs. Virginia Loomis, his sister, resides at Hastings, Nebraska. A sister, Mary Ann Orton, died on the 20th of April last. His niece, Mrs. A. R. Jones of Madison Wisconsin and his nephew, Chas. M. Loomis, have been with him for the past week. The funeral services will be held at his house one mile north of Stillwell, Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial at Pine Lake Cemetery. 
contributed by: Karyl Hubbard  at - hubbard@televar.com

Brown, Walter   - Publication Unknown (Death Occurred Dec 4, 1944)
  Funeral services for Walter Edward Brown, 60, lifetime resident of Galena Twp., LaPorte county, Indiana, were conducted at 1:30 this afternoon in the H.B. Connelly funeral chapel. The Rev. Benjamin Van Dyke, retired Methodist minister, officiated and burial made in the Foster cemetery, south of three Oaks.  
Mr. Brown, who was employed as a caretaker at the Carl Backman farm, north of Rolling Prairie, was found dead in an orchard, where he was trimming trees at 5 o'clock Monday afternoon. The body was found by hunters. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He had been dead four to five hours when found. No inquest was held. The deceased was born April 12, 1884, the son of William A. and Elva (Caldwell) Brown. He had never married.  
Surviving is one sister, Mrs. George Dudeck, Galena Twp., and several cousins.

Brumley, William Henry - MC Dispatch, Thurs. 13, Aug. 1903, p. 1, c. 5 LaPorte - - - -Soldier Boy Dead
    William Henry Brumley, a Laporte boy who enlisted in the army and went to the Philippines in performance of a soldier's duty, died May 30 in a hospital in Manila. The day that the people of a grateful republic were garlanding the graves of the titled heroes this soldier boy was passing into the everlasting sleep of death.  
The intelligence of his death was received at Laporte August 4, and the letter conveying the intelligence was written in the Philippines under date of June 4. Death resulted from acute peritonitis after an illness of two weeks, during which young Brumley fought a brave fight for his life. He was a member of Company D, 28th regiment, and had won the praise of his superior officers for manly conduct and heroic discharge of duty.  
The remains will likely be brought to Laporte for burial from San Francisco, where they were consigned from the Philippines. They were embalmed in preparation for weeks of waiting before the final interment. It will be recalled that young Brumley was rendered insane by the heat while in discharge of soldier duty. He recovered after weeks of careful nursing and returned to his post. But death had marked him, and he died far away from the mother who was proud that she had a boy in the army of the republic.
    Michigan City News, Wed. 12 Aug. 1903, p. 8, c. 2
    Died in Philippines----Laporte County Soldier Lad Answers Final Roll Call. Word has just been received from Manila, Philippine Islands, announcing the death of William H. Brumley, a Laporte county boy, who enlisted in the army and went to the Philippines in performance of a soldier's duty. The young man passed away May 30 in a hospital in Manila.  
The day that the people of a grateful republic were garlanding the graves of the titled heroes this soldier boy passed into the everlasting sleep of death. The intelligence of his death was received here August 4, and the letter conveying the intelligence was written in the Philippines under the date of June 4. Death resulted from acute peritonitis after an illness of two weeks during which young Brumley fought a brave fight for his life. He was a member of Company D, Twenty-eighth regiment, and had won the praise of his superior officers for manly conduct and heroic discharge of duty.  
The remains will likely be brought to this county for burial from San Francisco where they were consigned from the Philippines. They were embalmed in preparation for weeks of waiting before the final interment. It will be recalled that young Brumley was rendered insane by the heat while in discharge of soldier duty. He recovered after weeks of careful nursing and returned to his post. But death had marked him and he died far away from the mother, who was proud that she had a boy in the army of the republic.
    Michigan City Dispatch, Thurs. 2 June 1904, p. 8, c. 2 - - - - Soldier's Body Received Here - Remains of William H. Brumley Shipped to Stillwell
    The body of William H. Brumley, a Laporte county boy who died while serving in the Philippine army, arrived in the city on Thursday, over the Michigan Central by express from New York city, and was shipped south over the Lake Erie. Brumley's home was near Stillwell, this county, and the burial was at that place. Brumley died in the Philippines a year ago, and his body was recently shipped to the United States with those of sixty-four other Philippine soldiers. He was a member of Co. D, 28th infantry. Burial in Salem Chapel Cemetery. Contributed by: Pat Harris

Buchanan, Owen - Ref: New Dispatch - Michigan City, IN  8/31/2000
Friday, April 26, 2002 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Owen Buchanan Owen Buchanan, 77, Michigan City, died at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 30, 2000) at St. Anthony Memorial Health Centers. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. George M. Vrabely officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Buchanan was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Michigan City, to Allen and Jessie Shaw Buchanan. On July 31, 1943, in Michigan City, he married Dorothy Michaels, who survives. Survivors also include one son, Steven (Margaret) Buchanan, Rolling Prairie; one grandson, Alexander Buchanan, Rolling Prairie; one sister, Luella Calusa, LaPorte; and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Buchanan was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Leslie, Warren and Allen Buchanan; and one sister, Madge Fisher. Mr. Buchanan was a tool and die maker and retired from Waterford Tool and Die after 22 years. He also worked 18 years for Michiana Products. Mr. Buchanan was a member of Avery Tractor Club and was an avid gardener

Buckendorf, Johanna - nee Johanna Stemwell.Obituary for Johanna Buckendorf (Norfolk (Nebraska) Daily News, 6/26/1939 Page 5)
MRS. BUCKENDORF SUMMONED BY DEATH
CAME TO NEBRASKA MORE THAN 50 YEARS AGO FROM INDIANA
     Mrs. Johanna Buckendorf, 300 East Norfolk avenue, 79, who had been ill the past six months, died Saturday evening at 8:30 o'clock at her home.  She had been in failing health the past two years.
     A resident of Norfolk for more than fifty years, she and her husband, the late Louis H. Buckendorf Sr., came to Norfolk following the great blizzard in 1888, and established the Buckendorf Floral company a short time later.  She was born at LaPort, Ind., where she lived until moving to South Bend at the time of her marriage.  The couple made their home at Nebraska City a year before coming here.
  Surviving are two sons and four daughters, W. E. Buckendorf, Bassett; Mrs. D. E. Ewing, Hartington; Miss Emma Buckendorf, Norfolk; Mrs. J. G. Good, Peru, Neb.; Louis H. Buckendorf Jr., Norfolk, and Mrs. D. G. Bridenbaugh, Miller, S.D.  She also leaves twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
  Funeral arrangements have not been completed.       Interested persons may reach me at the above e-mail for additional genealogical information.
Dave Ewing  at 

Bugby, Mrs. Harriet - The Evening Bullet - 8 April 1899 - - - -Mrs. Harriet Bugby died at the home of Eugene Havens, at 316 east Main Street, at 8:15 o'clock this morning, after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Bugby has been in a totally helpless condition for six months, being most tenderly cared for by her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Havens. 
The deceased was born in Fulton County, Ind, Sept 8, 1831. When but five years old her parents removed to this county, where the deceased has since resided. Mrs. Bugby was married twice, twelve children being the result of the first union, all of whom survive their mother. Four sisters also survive Mrs. Bugby. The funeral will be held from the Rolling Prairie church Monday afternoon, burial at Rolling Prairie, Austin Cutler has the funeral in charge.

BUNCH, HUBERT    - Hubert Lee Bunch, 69, 403 Oberreich St., LaPorte, died today, April 4, at 3:30 am at LaPorte Hospital following an illness of three years. He was born May 1, 1908, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Robert and Dollie (Roach) Bunch and had lived here since 1937, coming from Rossville, Ga. He was retired from Allis-Chalmers Mfg. Co. On Sept. 13, 1937, in Rossville, he married Mildred M. Palen who survives. Also surviving are one son, Dr. Thomas Bunch of Logan, Utah, and three grandchildren. His parents and one sister preceded him in death. Graveside funeral services will be 1:30 pm Saturday at Patton Cemetery with Rev. Ronal Dubbels officiating. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Chapel from Thursday evening until 1:15 pm Saturday. Source: LaPorte County Museum in LaPorte, LaPorte, IN. (1978)

MILDRED BUNCH - A graveside service for Mrs. Mildred M. Bunch, 75, of 1900 Andre Ave., LaPorte, who died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1991, at 7:50 am at Countryside Place Nursing Home, will be Friday at 11 am at Patton Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haverstock Funeral Home today from 5 to 9 pm. She was born June 19, 1916, in LaPorte County, to Arthur and Julia (Hay) Palen, and lived here all of her life. On Sept. 13, 1937, in Rossville, Ga., she married Hubert L. Bunch, who died April 4, 1978. Surviving are one son, Tom, of Logan, Utah, four grandchildren; one sister, Leora Clark, of Columbus, Mo., and one cousin. Source: LaPorte Herald Argus, Thurs, Jan 2, 1992, pg. 20, 21. Obituary for Roland Palen:

Bunnell, Etura Long - Vidette Messenger, Valparaiso, IN, 30 Jun 1942
    Wanatah Woman Dies Monday, 68, Rites Wednesday
    Mrs. Etura Long Bunnell, age 68 years, widow of the late Clark Bunnell, died Monday morning at 1:30 o'clock at her home in Wanatah. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elvin Augustine, of Bourbon, Ind., and Mrs. Clarence Mohlke of Wanatah; one son, Morris, of Crown Point, a brother, Armand Long of Meeks, Okla., and ten grandchildren. 
Memorial Services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 PM at the home and at 2:pm at the Wanatah Christian Church, Dr. Victoria Barnes, of Gary, officiating. Burial will be in Door Village Cemetery.

Bunton, William H. - MCN December 14, 1929 - - - -Funeral services for William H. Bunton, an old resident of LaPorte county, who passed away at 7:40 o'clock Friday morning, will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Hummer mortuary with the Rev. Donald C. Ford officiating. Burial will be made in Oak Grove cemetery, near Rolling Prairie.

BUNYEA, WILLARD - “Harold-Argus News” Publication: 12-7-1925 - - - - Willard Bunyea, age 89, who died Saturday in Richmond, Ind., was buried this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Union Mills Cemetery, John Sweitzer in charge. Mr. Bunyea lived in La Porte about 25 years ago, later to Rome City, Ind., and later to Richmond. He is survived by one son in Los Angeles, Calif.
    Note: Williard was buried on Monday, December 7, 1925 in the UNION MILLS CEMETERY in Nobel Township, LaPorte County, Indiana. His death occurred on Saturday, December 5, 1925 in Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana. 
Obituary donated by Yvonne Bunyea Reese

Burhans, George - MCEN November 19, 1912 - - - - George Burhans died at his home in Pleasant Township Sunday after an illness of several years. Mr. Burhans was born April 24, 1822, in this county. He had been a resident of this county all his life. Mr. Burhans was married to Rosilla Dawson in 1875. The widow and two daughters, Mrs. Effice Lahker and Mrs. Ella Pagel, both of this county survive. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Oak Grove cemetery. Rev. Noland of Rolling Prairie, officiated.

Burns - Dorothy Burns - 2/4/2000 - Michigan City, News Dispatch --- LaPORTE — Dorothy Mae Burns, 81, LaPorte, died at 2:40 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 2, 2000) at her daughter’s home. The funeral is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Essling Funeral Home, LaPorte, with Pastor Wayne Rosson officiating. Burial is in Springville Cemetery. Visitation is from 2 to 7 p.m. today and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Mrs. Burns was born April 24, 1918, in New Troy, Mich., to Ernest and Jennie Hatfield Spears. On Nov. 22, 1939, in LaPorte, she married Frank Burns, who preceded her in death. Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Friedrich, LaPorte, and M. Diana Davis, Michigan City; one son, Norman A. Burns, LaPorte; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Myrtle Kruger and Ermal Wilson; a son-in-law, Harley Davis; and one brother, Vernon Spears. Mrs. Burns retired from Thanhardt Burger as a fabric worker and worked at Designs and Cakes of Michigan City.

Buss, Robert - News Dispatch- Michigan City, IN 3/26/1999 - LaPORTE — Robert P. Buss, 52, LaPorte, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 23, 1999) at his home. The funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Haverstock Funeral Home, LaPorte, with the Rev. Michael Donahue officiating. Burial of ashes is at Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Rolling Prairie. Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Mr. Buss was born Dec. 16, 1946, in LaPorte to Paul E. and Jane Wilberg Buss. They both survive in Rolling Prairie. On Oct. 24, 1990, in Las Vegas, he married Deborah F. Upp. She survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeffrey R. Buss, Phoenix; a stepdaughter, Catherine Schoff, LaPorte; a stepson, Mark Upp, LaPorte; a brother, Kenneth Buss, Rolling Prairie; and two grandchildren. Mr. Buss was an electrician with 30 years of service in a family-owned business, Buss Electric. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

BUTLER, EVA – Unknown La Porte newspaper, 10 October 1938 - - - -Mrs. Eva Butler, age 75, passed away Saturday at 6 p. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph Harris of Rolling Prairie, after an illness of one year. Mrs. Butler was born near Rolling Prairie on July 12, 1863, the daughter of Lorenzo and Lydia Marston, and had lived in LaPorte county all of her life. She was married in Rolling Prairie on Feb. 6, 1886 to Oliver Butler who died in 1923. She was a member of the Christian church of Rolling Prairie. Surviving are one son, Glenn Butler of Rolling Prairie; three daughters, Mrs. Harris; Mrs. Gladys Davis of LaPorte and Mrs. Fern Flagg of Rolling Prairie; one sister Mrs. Ella Halter of Rolling Prairie, and 16 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:15 at the O. M. Haverstock chapel here and 2 o’clock at the Rolling Prairie Christian church. The Rev. Clayton H. Wilson of LaPorte and the Rev. J. N. Thomas of Rolling Prairie will officiate. Burial will be in the Rolling Prairie cemetery.

Butler, Mary -  La Porte Daily Herald Argus, Saturday, 12 June 1926
Mrs. Mary Butler, age 81 died at her home in New Carlisle at 10:15 last night after an illness of 7 weeks. Mrs. Butler was the daughter of Peter and Sarah Keefer of Harding County, Ohio. She was born in Harding County February 17, 1845 but had lived the past 20 years in New Carlisle. In 1868 she was married to Leander Butler, now dead. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Phillips at Three Oaks, Michigan, one sister, Mrs. G. W. Ray of Clyde, Ohio and one brother, Henry Keefer of Galien, Michigan. The funeral held at the Rolling Prairie Methodist Church Monday morning at 11 o’clock. The Rev. John W. Moffatt of the local Baptist Church to officiate, burial at Rolling Prairie  with Cutler Bros. in charge.

Butcheck, Jacob - Daily Herald, Wed, Dec 6, 1894 - - - "Otis" - Jacob Butcheck who died of paralysis last Wednesday was buried in the St Mary’s Catholic cemetery Friday.

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