BURR OAK CEMETERY....
Burr Oak Township
St Joseph County, Michigan

Contributed to the Michigan USGenWeb Project

Transcribed and proof-read by Josephine Reed Garzelloni
30 April 1997

This compilation was started by me in beginning 30 April 1997 ending 30 May 1997. I used the existing cemetery books, graciously loaned to me by township clerk, Beverly Greshaw, with the willing permission and participation of the Burr Oak Township Board. Also for this compilation, I used my own genealogical research to fill in where there were blanks from information I'd gathered at the county courthouse vital records, from obituaries printed in the now defunct Burr Oak Acorn, a weekly newspaper, obituaries collected over the years by my grandmother, mother and aunts as well as those collected and loaned to me by Mrs Shirley Elmer. Lastly, I would be remiss if I didn't acknowledge and give credit to the late Geneva Smith for the very important role she played in making our cemetery records as complete as they are today. I'm most appreciative of her work that came before all of us and am especially grateful to her daughter, Mrs. Shirley Elmer in allowing me to use her mother's papers
to make this as complete a record as possible.

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In loving memory of dreams never realized...
This work is done in memory of
Charley Dale Lampson
4 May 1935 ~ 5 October 1987
and to the spirit and love of my wonderful Mother
Maxine Virginia Reed
29 February 1916 ~ 7 February 1989

Please make note that all of the obits listed in the Burr Oak Acorn are available on film at the Library of Michigan in Lansing

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Adams, Belle....Lot 408, Sec 1,buried 14 April 1962, lived in Centreville, widow, 78 years, died 11 April 1962

Ahlgrim, Arnold G...Lot 7, Sec 7, buried 15 July 1962, lived in Burr Oak, married, 61 years, died 13 June 1962

Ahlgrim, Carl....Lot 264, Sec 4, born 1838, died 1919

Ahlgrim, Charles...Lot 264, Sec 4, no more information available

Ahlgrim, Edna L....Lot 443, Sec 1, buried 17 September 1964, lived in Sturgis, married, 66 years, died 15 September 1964

Ahlgrim, Gertrude..Row 7, Sec 7, Grave 6, buried 8 February 1985, died in Sturgis, 82 years, died 5 February 1985

Ahlgrim, Henry J....Lot 265, Sec 4, buried 10 September 1960, lived in St Joseph co, died in Sturgis, 90 years, died 7 September 1960

Ahlgrim, Herbert K....Lot 265, Sec 4, born 1899, 7 months, died 1899. Herbert was a twin to Hubert F, listed below. This comes from the papers of Geneva Smith. Henry J. Ahlgrim name at top of page

Ahlgrim, Hubert F....Lot 483, Sec 4, Grave 5, 3 March 1984, 84 years. Note: Not stated whether this is burial date or death date. Same date is given twice in the book.

Ahlgrim, John C....Lot 264, Sec 4, born 1895, died 1915...... Note: Geneva Smith papers have birth year as 1875

Ahlgrim, Katherine....Lot 265, Sec 4, buried 18 February 1941, lived in Burr Oak, married, born 3 May 1871 in Michigan, 69 years, died 15 February 1941

Ahlgrim, Lorenz H...Sec 7, Row 3B, grave B, buried 15 April 1989, died in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, married, 83 years, died 8 March 1989

Ahlgrim, Mabel M....Plot 23, Sec 6, Grave 4, buried 2 January 1988, lived in Colon, 86 years, died 31 December 1987

Ahlgrim, Minnie......Lot 264, Sec 4, born 4 September 1839 at Basephol, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany, died 1914....Obituary from The Acorn as follows: Mrs. Carl Ahlgrim, was born Sept. 4, 1839, at Basephol, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany.

In 1863 she came to America with her parents, and settled near Colon, Mich., and on February 20, 1865, she was married to Carl Ahlgrim.

After nine years residence near Colon Mr. and Mrs. Ahlgrim moved to Burr Oak township, where they have lived for about forty years, and where she died, Saturday, April 4, 1914, at the age of 74 years and seven months.

To Mr. and Mrs. Ahlgrim were born ten children, one of whom died in infancy.

Mrs. Ahlgrim leaves to mourn her loss an aged husband, six sons and three daughters - Fred J. of Spokane, Washington; William C. and Mrs. Chas Sindlinger of Alberta, Canada; Charles, Henry J., John, and Mrs. John Hagen of Burr Oak, Mich., and Mrs. Otto C. Lampe of Toledo, Ohio, and Frank J. of Matteson township, Branch county, Mich., and 21 grandchildren and two brothers.

The funeral was held April 8, from the Lutheran church, in Burr Oak village, of which church the deceased had been a lifelong member, Rev. Noffze and Undertaker Renshal officiating.

Burial was in the village cemetery.

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Card of Thanks. - We wish to thank the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and burial of our dear wife and mother, also the pastor, the choir, and for the floral offerings.

Carl Ahlgrim and Family.

Ahlgrim, Minnie M.....Plot 48, Sec 4, Grave 6, buried 10 April 1987, lived in Sturgis, 84 years, died 8 April 1987

Ahlgrim, Paul L.....Lot 23, Sec 6, buried 9 May 1960, lived in Burr Oak, married, 63 years, died 15 May 1960

Ahlgrim, Robert Paul...Lot 7, Sec 7, buried 21 August 1963, lived in Burr Oak, single, 35 years, died 18 August 1963, fracture cervical spine. No further information on where death occurred.

Akey, Alice (Sanderson)....Lot 65, born 1857, died 1902, from Geneva Smith papers

Akey, J B...Lot 65, Sec 3, lived in Burr Oak, 63 years, born 1818, died 1881

Akey, Laura Mable (Parham)...Lot 65, Sec 3, buried 7 February 1945, lived in Burr Oak, widow, 64 years, born 1881, died 4 February 1945

Akey, Mary E...Lot 65, Sec 3, 77 years, born 1824, died 1901

Akey, Robert...Lot 65, Sec 3, buried 16 February 1936, lived in Burr Oak, married, born 1850, 85 years, farmer, died 13 February 1936

Akin, Joyce Ann...Sec 7, Row 17, grave 14, buried 22 June 1981, lived in Burr Oak, 29 years, died 18 June 1981

Albert, Sophronia.....Lot 490, Sec 5, buried 8 January 1937, lived in Burr Oak, born 1860, 77 years, died 6 January 1937

Alldredge, Skip...Row 17, Sec 7, Grave 14, buried 20 June 1981, baby boy, 28 days old, died 8 June 1981, anoxia, buried in grave with Joyce Ann Akin, his mother

Allen, Baby....Lot 205, died 1899

Allen, Enos C ......Lot 205, Sec 1, born 4 December 1860, died 1904

Allen, Ira M.....Lot 205, Sec 1, born 1830, died 1893

Allen, John D.......Lot 205, Sec 1, born born 4 December 1890, died 1893

Allen, Mary E....Lot 205, Sec 1, born 31 May 1838, died 1910....(Note: Geneva Smith papers say she was born 31 May 1828)

Allen, Nettie.....Lot 205, Sec 1, buried 26 June 1937, lived in Jackson, Michigan, born 1862, 75 years, died 24 June 1937

Allen, Otie.........Lot 205, Sec 1, five years, born 1875, died 1880

Altoft, Jon K.....Sec 9, Row 2, Grave 4, buried 15 April 1995, lived in Burr Oak, single, 38 years, died 13 April 1995, son of Rita Reed

Amess, Nancy....Lot 254, Sec 4, born 1823, died 1904

Amess, Samuel.....VET, Lot 254, Sec 4, born 1819, died 1890, Civil War, 17th New York Light Artillary

Andrews, Hattie...Lot 12, Sec 2, Grave 6, buried 16 October 1981, lived in Venice, Florida, died 13 October 1981

Andrews, James Henry...Lot 129, Sec 2, buried 12 June 1955, died in Ann Arbor, Michigan. born 1885, 70 years, died 6 June 1955

Andrews, Rev.......Lot 207, Sec 1, born 1884, died 23 April 1924, 50 years...Note: Cemetery records say that he died 23 April 1924, age 50 years. Geneva Smith papers give birth year as 1884. If he died 23 April 1924, he'd have been 40 years of age, not 50

Ankney, Donald Gene....Lot 32, Sec 6, buried 3 April 1952, lived in Burr Oak, 20 years, auto accident

Ankney, Marian B...Plot 52, Sec 6, Grave 3, buried 10 December 1988, lived in Burr Oak, 83 years, died 7 December 1988

Ankney, Paul C Jr...Sec 8, Row 6, Grave 2, buried 2 August 1979, lived in Burr Oak, married, 53 years, died 30 July 1979

Ankney, Paul W.....Lot 52, Sec 6, buried 13 May 1971, lived in Burr Oak, married, 76 years, died 9 May 1971

Annis, Ina L...Lot 118, Sec 2, born 1884, 1 yr 11 mo, died 1886, Joseph Annis name at top of page

Annis, Joseph...Lot 118, Sec 2, born 1822, died 1902

Anthony, Frank E Jr...Row 9, Sec 8, Grave 2, no burial date, 65 years, died 16 January 1996

Armstrong, Baby....Lot 10, west 1/2, Geneva Smith papers

Armstrong, Cora Bell.....Lot 30, Sec 3, buried 26 December 1968, lived in Burr Oak, widow, 80 years, died 22 December 1968

Armstrong, Fay L...Lot 30, Sec 3, Grave 7, buried 3 October 1982, lived in Burr Oak, single, 72 years, died 30 September 1982 Note: From obituary in the book. Fay L. Armstrong, 72, of 230 E Main St., Burr Oak, Besides immediate family members, she is survived by two aunts, Mrs. Blanche (Mable) Reese, LaGrange, Ind., and Mrs. Jean (Fannie) Perry, Tampa, Fla., and a dear friend, Millard Smith, Burr Oak. NOTE: I, Ruby B. Armstrong, wife of the late Carl M. Armstrong, give my permission for Jean Crane to be buried in the lot next to Fay L. Armstrong in the Burr Oak, Michigan cemetery, signed Mrs. Ruby B. Armstrong, 1512 N.W. Taylor, Topeka, Kansas 66608. A letter also from attorney representing Carl Armstrong of 1512 N.W. Taylor, Topeka, Kansas 66608: dated 21 October 1982, states he is not willing to relinquish his rights to the burial plot

Armstrong, Frederick.....Lot 30, Sec 3, buried 23 November 1931, born 1899, died 20 November 1931

Armstrong, James ....Lot 10, Sec 3, buried 15 February 1935, died in Burr Oak, 84 years, died 12 February 1935

Armstrong, James Henry.....VET, Lot 10, East 1/2, died 12 February 1931, born in Coldwater, Michigan; married Bertha Johnson; enlisted at Coldwater, 30 August 1863, Co.A, 9th Michigan Cavalry, Civil War. Two unmarked graves on lot....Geneva Smith papers.

Arter, Eva.......Rear

Ashbrook, Banner C...Row 38, Sec 7, Grave 4, buried 11 January 1992, lived in Sturgis, single, 64 years, died 9 January 1992

Ashbrook, Billy Gay...Row 38, Sec 7, Grave 6, buried 8 September 1976, lived in Burr Oak, 46 years, died 4 September 1976

Ashbrook, James V....Row 38, Sec 7, Grave 5, no burial date, lived in Clearwater, Florida, 53 years, died 5 September 1974

Atchinson, C. J. or C. T......Lot 159, Sec 2, born 1854, died 1893

Atchinson, Elizabeth.....Lot 159, Sec 2, born 1870, died 1925. Closest living relativees, William Whitman, Burr Oak, and William Shaw.

Atchinson, J. A.....Lot 159, Sec 2, born 1823, died 1903

Atchinson, O. H......Lot 159, Sec 2, born 1806, died 1869

Aubert, Herman...Lot 414, Sec 1, born 3 October 1907, died 21 September 1909, no burial date

Austin, Caroline L...Lot 163, Sec 2, 3 years, born 1861, died 1864

Austin, Emily...Lot 163, Sec 2, 62 years, born 1825, died 1887

Austin, George W...VET, Lot 163, Sec 2, Civil War, 7th Michigan Infantry, 19 years, born 1843, died 1862

Austin, John.....Lot 163, Sec 2, 51 years, born 1812, died 1863

Austin, M B.....Lot 163, Sec 2, Grave 3, 5 years, born 1859, died 1864

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