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

Friday, December 09, 2016

Haire Cemetery in Ottawa County

Once called Old Georgetown Cemetery, Haire Cemetery has few burials and many of those are lost to time and the elemtns. Fortunately Wilbur Bement (1834-1891) is not among the lost.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Blendon Cemetery Ottawa County

Samuel Thompson 1831-1906

James Parm 1827-1905