Abandoned Cemetery - Off of 3rd street in Niles Township Michigan,
approximately 4 miles from Niles, Michigan.
Between Bertrand Rd. and Fulkerson Rd. off Third street
Cemetery founded circa 1830. Many of the old stones in this cemetery have either weathered away or been the victim of being vandalized.
Only a few stones remain.
At one point there was a small village of Betertand, no longer in
existance. The oldest resident of this little knoll was Daniel C.Higbee. born 1811 son of
Isaac & Polly (Comstock) Higbee.
who settled in the area in about 1833 with his 1st wife, Syrena. She died in 1853 and Daniel Married Catherine (Schuder) Fisher 9 November 1853.
Daniel died in 5 February, 1902 at age 90 years and Catherine in 6 July 1909 at the age of 79. Possible burial here but unproven.
Old DAR Listing from the 1930's shows:
|Barnhart, Jacob||abt 1815||Sep 7, 1883|
|Beal, Asa||-||Oct 31, 1856|
|Butterfield, Isabella||Oct 7, 1847|
|Eckler, John Franklin Sr.||1819||1895||Veteran - Civil War -Rank of Corporal
Co. F 167th PA Vol. Inf
(Berks Co. PA) - enlisted Nov 12, 1862
|Higbee, Isaac||70y, 9m||June 20, 1860|| Info from DAR headstone readings
22 Sep 1789 in , Orange, New York, USA
|Higbee, Polly (Comstock)||Aug. 5, 1785||Aug 1, 1862||wo Isaac|
|Higbee, Syrena||1853||wf of D.C. Higbee|
|Loux, Sylvester||abt 1807||Sept. 24, 1886||Enlisted Jan 16, 1864 - Co E. 129th Indiana Inf.|
|Prettyman, Burton H.||Mar 1, 1863||from census abt 1790 for dob|
|Prettyman, Nancy||Dec. 6, 1836||1st wo Burton|
|Prettyman, Prudence,||July 17, 1863||2nd wo Burton|
|Seward, Charles||Feb. 15, 1853|
|Squires, Anna M.||1853||wo William|
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