Friday, January 06, 2017

Pilgrim Home Cemetery Ottawa County

Dutch immigrants Hendrikus "Henry" Dykema (1836-1869) and Martin Deboe (1837-1908) are buried in the soldiers' section; German immigrant Henry Koenigsberg (1826-1911) is buried nearby.

Note that Martin was discharged from the 3rd Michigan during the war and subsequently reentered the service in the 23rd Michigan Infantry.





Friday, December 30, 2016

Zeeland Cemetery Ottawa County

Roelof Steffins (1837-1904), also known as "Ralph", is one of the many Dutch and German immigrants who fought in the 3rd Michigan Infantry.



Friday, December 23, 2016

Jamestown Cemetery Ottawa County

David Gitchel (1837-1861) was one of the very first casualties of the regiment.

He died at Camp Blair, near Chain Bridge, just a few weeks after the 3rd Michigan arrived outside of Washington, DC. The marker is most likely a cenotaph.


Friday, December 16, 2016

Georgetown Cemetery Ottawa County

1836-1914, half-brother of John N., Isaac reentered the army after he was discharged from the 3rd Michigan Infantry

Stephen Lowing (1817-1891) and his son-in-law George Hubbard (1839-1893)

John Nelson Waite (1840-1922), half-brother of Isaac Wait

Alfred Tate (1842-1929), his stone is closest to the tree