Bainbridge/Byers Cemeteries
Located on Territorial Road in Bainbridge Township
Section 15

overview Byer marker Sign Overview

Above Photos by: Teresa O'Riley

Byers Cemetery and Bainbridge Cemetery in Bainbridge Township – on Territorial Road.
These two cemeteries are actually linked together and only divided by a row of trees.
Martin Byers, in the March of 1854, sold one acre of land for $1.00 to be used by the Bainbridge township residents
as a burying ground.  
Bainbridge, the adjoining cemetery was established 1907 when more
property was added to extend the size of the cemetery. Cemetery is now township owned.

Because I am working off of contributed files, old listings and obits,
I am not 100% sure which area, Bainbridge portion or Byers portion for interments because the old and new being
separated by only a row of trees.

Byers & Bainbridge Cemeteries
Partial listing

Name DOB DOD Notes/Burial area
       
Arbour, Fanny 1807 1870 Byers Cemetery
Archer, Carrol stillborn 10. Apr. 1915
Archer, Charles 75 years of age 27. Jan. 1956 family plot in
Archer, Charles H 03/08/19 8. Sep. 1998
Archer, Elizabeth Mrs. age 94 years 3. Apr. 1977  
Archer, infant stillborn 10. Apr. 1915 so Charles & Elizabeth
Arent, Frank 15. Jan. 1877 8. Jun. 1936 ho Carrie
Arent, Harry age 73 yrs 5. Aug. 1970 small obit
Arent, Katherine 2 Mos 7 d's 10. Dec. 1902 d.c. D/o Frank & Mary
Arent, Lyda Mrs, Dob 1872 4. Dec. 1906 d.c. D/o Arney Benedict
Arent, Marie Miss 17. Aug. 1875 28. Oct. 1967 obit
Arent, Vivian 17. May. 1905 19. Aug. 2000 per stone photo
Armstrong, Lydia 1834 19. Nov. 1859 Byers Cemetery
Arnt, D. Daniel age 83 3. Mar. 1932 Byers Cemetery
Arnt, Esther Mrs. Rolla age 73 years 2. Apr. 1968 obit
Arnt, Phoebe (Heffner) 09/15/51 9. Jul. 1925 w/o Daniel - Byers Cemetery
Arnt, Rolla 2. Feb. 1890 1 May 1977  family files
Ballinger, William 17. May. 1857 28. Mar. 1944  
Barr, William G 1843 28. Oct. 1871 Byers Cemetery
Belknap, Damaris 1848 02/02/92 Byers Cemetery
Bellenger, Joseph 11/14/47 01/16/09 d.c. S/o Simon
Bellenger, Simon 27. Oct. 1877 12. Nov. 1956 lived with bro. Walter until he d. 1939
Bellenger, Truman 1. Jun. 1886 9. Jun. 1960  
Bellenger, Walter Dov 1882 Dod 1939 per stone photo
Bellinger, Edward 11. Mar. 1886 8. Apr. 1950 d. St. Petersburg, FL
wf = Della Gettig
Bellinger, Henry age 79 years 30. Jan. 1967  
Bellinger, Mrs. Joseph 19. Oct. 1852 19. Jul. 1934 obit
Bellinger, Simon Dob 1817 Dod 1882 Byers Cemetery
Bellinger, Theresa 6. Jan. 1898 28. Aug. 1997 on stone with Wm
Bellinger, William 8. Aug. 1887 25. Jul. 1958 WWI Vet
wf was Theresa Zirk – obit
Bird, Martha Kuell Mrs.   21. Jan. 1971 widow of Earl Bird - married 1956
he died 1/21/1961 - his burial - Riverview Cem.
Bishop, Fred Sr. 78 years 14. Jan. 1941  
Bliss, Albertine 25. Jun. 1891 19. Oct. 1968
Bliss, Charles E 3. Jun. 1896 5. Aug. 1986 *** - Sgt US ARMY WWI
Bohlinger, Nettie 1865 1903 Byers Cemetery
Bohlinger, Simon 1817 1882 Byers Cemetery
Bragg, Abigal 1804 1861 w.o James Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, Amanda E 1836 1878 Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, George 1797 1877 Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, George age 92 years 21. Dec. 1927 Civil War Veteran Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, Henry 1842 1864 Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, Susan 1827 19. May. 1909 do George & Catherine Bridgeford Byers Cemetery
Bridgeford, William 1826 21. Dec. 1900 Byers Cemetery
Brink, Eva Delora (Spink) 24. Oct. 1973 30. Jan. 1961 wf of Lewis Byers Cemetery
Brink, Julia A 1858 1909 w/o Valentine
Brink, Lewis   12. Feb. 1941 husband to Eva
wed Apr 3, 1895 at her parents home
Brink, Valentine 22. Aug. 1838 28. Nov. 1914
Burg, Charles C. 1886 1909 *** son of Henry & Mary Ann
Burg, Henry 1852 Oct. 18, 1929, *** son of Lewis & Rebekah
Burg, John W. 1840 1910 *** son of Lewis & Rebekah
Burg, Juliett (Hadley) 1844 06/12/29 *** wife of John
Burg, Leona     (left side of headstone) Dau of Henry & Mary Ann, b Oct. 28, 1890 d March 14, 1891, Byers Cemetery
Burg, Lewis 1809 died Feb. 3, 1871 Aged 62y 3m 28d, Byers Cemetery
Burg, Mary Ann (Frazee) 1853 10/19/10 wife of Henry
Burg, Rebekah Ann (Somrill) 58y 7m 8d died Sept. 8, 1876 wife of Lewis -Byers Cemetery
Burg/Green Family Stone     Byers Cemetery
Byers, Damaris 1841 1860 Byers Cemetery
Byers, David 1805 March 1874 Byers Cemetery – brother to Martin Byers
Byers, Eliza 1816 29. Feb. 1904 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Elizabeth 1801 1888 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Henry 1804 1882 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Isaac J 1836 1901 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Josephine 1858 1920 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Magdalena 1797 1874 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Martin 5. Feb. 1802 8. Dec. 1895 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Mary L. 1811 1885 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Pheobe Harriet 21. Nov. 1815 2. Nov. 1896 2nd w/o Martin – Byers Cemetery
Byers, Sarah 1830 1889 Byers Cemetery
Byers, Susannah 11. Oct. 1827 15. Apr. 1902 do Jacob & Elizabeth Byers - Byers Cemetery
Campbell, Amelia 1805 1857 Byers Cemetery
Campbell, Clarinda M 1855 1888 Byers Cemetery
Campbell, Diana 1852 1875 Byers Cemetery
Campbell, George W 1841 1921 Byers Cemetery
Campbell, James 1806 1857 Byers Cemetery
Chabot, Florence 17. Jun. 1913 17. Sep. 1989 per stone photo
Chabot, Herbert 26. Nov. 1900 3. Mar. 1996 per stone photo
Chabot, Josephine Dob 1912 Dod 1969 per stone photo
Cook Lyda Dob 1883 Dod 1922 per stone photo
Cook, Lucy L. Abt 1877 12/30/28 Dc & per stone photo
Cook, William Dob 1854 Dod 1922 per stone photo
Cribbs, Eugene W Dob 1846 Dod 1918 Byers Cemetery
Cribbs, Herbert M. Dob 1844 02/10/72 per stone – Byers Cemetery
Cribbs, Jacob 1817 1893 Byers Cemetery
Cribbs, Janette 04/06/23 no date on stone on stone with Jacob
Cribbs, Sarah Antoinette Mrs 12/01/49 06/17/13 do James Peters per Death Cert.- w/o E.W. Cribbs - Byers Cemetery
Deitch, Eva May 07/20/73 12/24/16 father Joseph Codd
Dix, Eudora E 1846 1865 Byers Cemetery
Dix, John 1787 na Byers Cemetery
Dix, John Edwin 1817 1864 Byers Cemetery
Dix, Leonard 1773 1864 Byers Cemetery
Dix, Orrin 1811 1888 Byers Cemetery
Dix, Sarah 1813 1870 Byers Cemetery
Dodge, Balaam 23. Jun. 1836 14. Sep. 1903 dc- husband to Lydia
Dodge, Isaac 14 Y's 3 M's 15 D's 3. Nov. 1878 s/o Balaam
Dodge, Lydia Ann (Yerrington) Abt 1854 13. Jun. 1902 Byers Cemetery
Dodge, Orla M. 02 Aug 1867  19. Oct. 1867 Byers Cemetery – d/o B & LA Dodge
Duckett, Anna 73 Y's 2 M's 25 D's 4. Nov. 1863 w/o Isaac - Byers Cemetery
Dukesherer, Louie 1 Yr 15. Aug. 1870 s/o F & E -stone worn - Byers Cemetery
Eglas, Charles R. 28. Oct. 1863 6. Jan. 1942 Byers Cemetery
Elgas, Barbara age 83 yrs 19. Jun. 1929 born Baden, Germany - Byers Cemetery
Elgas, Clara 1874 1890 Byers Cemetery
Elgas, Edwin C 23. Nov. 1885 30. Sep. 1952 wf was Ida Bellinger
Elgas, Frank 1856 1912 Byers Cemetery
Elgas, Katherine 10. Aug. 1857 26. Sep. 1933 Byers Cemetery
Enders, Clayton 50 years of age obit Oct 29, 1962  
Enders, Roscoe age 67 years 9. Mar. 1958  
Enders, William M 29. Mar. 1854 19. Feb. 1918 Byers Cemetery
Enos, Lucy Young 1824 1852 wo Joseph Enos - Byers Cemetery
Enos, Mary E 1849 1852 do Joseph & Lucy Enos - Byers Cemetery
Fenton, Lizzie 1833 1862 Byers Cemetery
Fitzgerald, Daniel - 20. Dec. 1971  
Fitzsimmons, Anna M 1868 1900 Byers Cemetery
Forham, Alice - - Byers Cemetery
Gande, Caroline abt 1845 04/20/11 Byers Cemetery
Gande, Herman 1839 02/05/14 Byers Cemetery
George, Woodbridge 1793 1854 from New Hampshire - Byers Cemetery
Goodrich, Levi* <sp> 13. Mar. 1841 11. Jul. 1911 death cert. Byers Cemetery
Green, Maxwell 30. Sep. 1898 28. Feb. 1900 (right side of Leona Burg headstone) Son of Grant & Minnie, Byers Cemetery
Grover, Katherine 1804 1888 born NJ
Hale, Jacob 1782 1863 Byers Cemetery
Hall, Lewellen   4. Jan. 1942
Hamilton, Robert 1772 1848 Byers Cemetery
Hansen, Phoebe 1815 1896 Byers Cemetery
Hart, Axel 1791 1856 Byers Cemetery
Hartman, Henry 1852 1925 Bainbridge Section
Hill, Ida Elgas nee Bellenger 6. Oct. 1888 Obit Dec 22, 1972 m1. Edwin C. Elgas on Oct 20, 1909 he d. 1952
m2. Clinton Hill - Apr 8, 1966
Hoag, Marvin T 1845 1865 Byers Cemetery
Hoag, Myron 1828 1866 Byers Cemetery
Hoag, Susan P 1819 1856 Byers Cemetery
Howes, George 14. Jun. 1873 10. Dec. 1956
Howes, Matilda 15. Apr. 1870 13. Apr. 1953 original obit showed Crystal Springs - obit correction on 4/20/1953
she's wo George
Kibler, Frank W 1877 8. Mar. 1898 so Nicholas Kibler - Byers Cemetery
Kibler, Nicholas 11/01/14 01/06/02 born Germany Byers Cemetery
Kitron, Eliza 1841 1895 Byers Cemetery
Kitron, Samuel 1802 1879 Byers Cemetery
Kraetzer , David C. 27. Jun. 1869 7. Nov. 1870 Byers Cemetery
Krieger, Elizabeth 1860 1918 wo John Byers Cemetery
Krieger, Frank 16. Oct. 1855 15. Jun. 1940  
Krieger, Henrietta 1852 1886 wo Charles = Byers Cemetery
Krieger, Jacob 1844 1910 Byers Cemetery
Krieger, John 9. May. 1851 13. Feb. 1914 per death cert. - Byers Cemetery
Kuemmich, Caroline Mar 5, 1890 - Germany   m1. Frank Arent he d. 1936
m2. Joseph Kuemmich he d. Feb 1961
Kuemmich, Joseph June 11, 1882 - Germany 24. Feb. 1961 widow was Caroline
Long, Charles 06/09/03 9. Dec. 1918 so Andrew Long death cert. Byers Cemetery
Long, Delia Mrs 1855 24. Jun. 1913 57 yrs 4 mo 20 d's - Byers Cemetery
Long, George F 14. Jan. 1862 27. Jun. 1933 born Urbanna, OH
Marshall, Julia 1824 1852 Byers Cemetery
Matrau, Alvina (Endrick) 1865 2. Nov. 1900 dau of Margaret Smithberger and Jacob Endrick
"Alvina's sister Lucinda married Jacob Kne- Byers Cemeteryrl and moved to Nebraska"
Matrau, Amelia (Byers) 28. Apr. 1850 21. Dec. 1933 Byers Cemetery
Matrau, Joseph 1817 1889 Byers Cemetery
Matrau, Joseph 1835 1895 Byers Cemetery
Matrau, Levi 1865 1886 Byers Cemetery
Matrau, Morgan W 29. Apr. 1847 30. Jul. 1907 so Joseph & Amanda Woodruff Matrau = Byers Cemetery
McIntyre, Maria 1833 1909 Byers Cemetery
McKellar, Minnie (Byers) 1857 1917 Byers Cemetery
McKyes, Harriet Wooden 1796 1839 Byers Cemetery
McKyes, Samuel 1789 1851 Byers Cemetery
Miller, Adam 1805 1882 Byers Cemetery
Miller, Alexander 1818 1845 Byers Cemetery
Miller, Catherine 1784 1883 Byers Cemetery
Miller, Fidelia 12. Aug. 1838 13. Sep. 1916 death cert. Byers Cemetery
Miller, Lucinda 1844 1860? Byers Cemetery
Miller, Mary 1833 1851 Byers Cemetery
Miller, Rufus 1854 1888 so Adam Byers Cemetery
Molter, Charles J age 63 years 28. Mar. 1944  
Nelson, Chris S. 06/06/88 obit - Jun 5, 1967  
Nelson, Nettie (nee Arent) - Mrs. Chris S. 04/17/90 03/23/61 wed Chris in South Bend, IN Nov 3, 1911
Olds, Ambler 1827 1885 Byers Cemetery
Olds, Betsey 1826 23. Apr. 1901 Byers Cemetery
Olds, Homer 19. Dec. 1855 8. Jul. 1915 death cert. Byers Cemetery
Olds, Melvina Jan 1854 22. Dec. 1915 death cert. Byers Cemetery
Ostrander, Mildred Grace 1910 1914
Pesta, Tony Jr. age 54 years Nov 1971  
Peters, Eleanor A 1823 1905 Byers Cemetery
Peters, Elizabeth 1825 1842 Byers Cemetery
Peters, George 1819 1894 Byers Cemetery
Peters, George 86 years 29. Jul. 1941 Byers Cemetery
Peters, J. H – James H. 1823 3. Apr. 1898 s/o Jacob - Byers Cemetery
Peters, Laura Dec 1817 22. Oct. 1917 death cert. -Byers Cemetery
Peters, Minnie 1897 20. Jun. 1898 do Fredrick Peters
Peters, Phoebe 1866 1888 Byers Cemetery
Ritter, Catherine Mrs. age 76 years 19. Dec. 1927  
Schaus, Alan R.19421955
Schaus, Chester S.19051985
Schaus, Earl R.19001962
Schaus, Edward Kelly 12/10/62 26. Sep. 1945 so Jacob Schaus
wf was Lydia -Byers Cemetery
Schaus, Emma18731948w/o Henry
Schaus, Frances19141915child of Henry
Schaus. Frank19242013son of Edna
Schaus, Henry18721945
Schaus, Howard19011971
Schaus, Jacob L 1859 1926 Byers Cemetery
Schaus, Johanna age 75 years 29. Sep. 1947  
Schaus, Lydia S. 8. Apr. 1869 22. Mar. 1952 m. Edward Feb 22, 1889
Schaus, Phyllis A.19022002w/o Chester
Schaus, Wilna18991980w/o Howard
Scherer, Clyde E 25. Feb. 1923 30. Nov. 1967 Veteran
Scherer, Emma 1867 1917 wo John "mother" - Byers Cemetery
Scherer, Frank 1860 1924 "father' - Byers Cemetery
Scherer, Jacob 1831 2. Jan. 1902 Byers Cemetery
Scherer, John 1856 1922 "father" -Byers Cemetery
Schmaltz, Augusta 16. Sep. 1859 30. Sep. 1936 born Russia - Widow of John
Schram, Adam 1819 1892 Byers Cemetery
Schram, Margaret 1814 1880 Byers Cemetery
Seel, Harold I. 1891 1966
Selter, Henry H 1810 1871 Byers Cemetery
Selter, Malissa Mar 1845 8. Jul. 1915 do David Byers & Eliza Miller - Byers Cemetery
Selter, Mary 1822 1847 Byers Cemetery
Selter, Orilla 1823 1884 Byers Cemetery
Sherer, Mrs. Jacob (Smith) 5. Sep. 1898 24. Jun. 1932  
Skibbe, Alfred E 18. Feb. 1907 1. Apr. 1968 so Paul
Skibbe, Annie stillborn 24. Feb. 1913 death cert. 
do William and Emma Nieman Skibbe
Skibbe, Paul E 15. Sep. 1870 10. Dec. 1942  
Skrogg, Jimmy Wayne age 2 years Nov, 1941 so Wayne Skrogg , Dowagiac
Slater, E. Earle 11/20/78 obit Nov 20, 1953 wife is Wade
Slater, Wave M   obit Dec 31, 1955  
Smith, Charles F May 10, 1868-Laporte, IN 7. May. 1946 wf is Lelliea Sherer
Smith, Charles Jr. age 14 years 12. Aug. 1944  
Smith, Emma 1866 1920 Byers section
Smith, Emma Mrs. 08/18/89 obit July 27, 1948 wo Charles Smith who d. 1937
Smith, Jacob 1864 1957 Byers section
Smith, Lilliea 06/08/66 obit Jan 15, 1951 m1. Dec 22, 1884 to Frank Sherer who d. Feb 24, 1923
m2. in 1928 to Charles Smith
he d. 1946 see above
Smith, Liuna C 1893 1917  
Smith, Margaretha "Magie R." 1836 3. Aug. 1909 -
Smith, Minnie L (Rush) 07/13/69 19. Aug. 1907 -
Smith, Phillip 1829 2. Jul. 1903 death cert.
Stelzl, John 1846 1923 Byers Cemetery
Stewart, Sarah A (Endrick) 9. Oct. 1868 5. Apr. 1942 wo Ralph
Stringer, Rena Weber (Arent) 6. Dec. 1879 14. Jul. 1965 do Daniel Arent
m. August Weber Mar 19, 1898
he. 1940
Summerill, Alva 1879 1885 Byers Cemetery
Summerill, Louisa 1836 1889 Byers Cemetery
Summerill, Marion 1871 1886 Byers Cemetery
Summerill, Sanford 1868 1870 Byers Cemetery
Summerill, William 1828 1910 Byers Cemetery
Sumrill, Eliza (PetersP 1855 1927 Byers Cemetery
Sumrill, John J 1821 1896 Byers Cemetery
Sumrill, Martha 4. Apr. 1839 7. May. 1896 Byers Cemetery
Sumrill, Rev John J 1854 1939 Byers Cemetery
Sutherland, Henry 10/10/51 06/18/16 so Lot & Sara Sutherland - death cert. - Byers Cemetery
Taylor, Annie 1863 1885 Byers Cemetery
Thieme, Louis age 63 years burial Dec 4, 1946
Tice, Martin 1799 1876 Byers Cemetery
Tice, Sarah 1803 1875 Byers Cemetery
Tipler, John H Mar 1902 26. Sep. 1960
Tyler, John B 1798 1878 Byers Cemetery
Tyler, Melvin D 1877 1967
VanBlarcom, Asa Grant 1842 1898 Byers Cemetery
VanBlarcom, Sarah 1838 1900 Byers Cemetery
Vincent, Clifford age 54 years obit Dec 24, 1966  
Waldenmaier, Otto 56 years of age obit Jan 20, 1958 wf Ida d. in 1947
Webber, August age 75 yrs 7. Aug. 1940  
Weber, Fred 12/19/58 19. May. 1900 death cert. - Byers Cemetery
Weber, Stella age 91 years 11. Apr. 1958  
Wendzel, Godfrey 51 yrs 6. Aug. 1913 per death Cert.
West, Martha M 1833 1921 Byers Cemetery
West, Mary 1839 1889 Byers Cemetery
West, Pratt W 1865 1874 Byers Cemetery
West, Thomas J 1836 1896 Byers Cemetery
Willming, Hattie J. Mrs age 74 years 23. Feb. 1966
Wise, Barby 1780 1843 Byers Cemetery
Wise, Ephriam 1814 1880 Byers Cemetery
Wise, George 1811 1895 Byers Cemetery
Wise, Horace W. 87 years of age 21. Oct. 1942 Byers Cemetery
Wise, Leonard 1761 1853 Byers Cemetery
Wise, Lizzie B 23. Aug. 1866 10. Jan. 1917 Byers Cemetery
Wise, Mary 17. Jun. 1816 3. Jul. 1906 Byers Cemetery
Woodruff, Newton Rossiter 1808 1880 Byers Cemetery
Woodruff, Sophia 89 yrs 1881 wo Levi - Byers Cemetery
Yant, Minnie Mrs. 84 years of age obit Jun 2, 1964  
Yerington, George W 29. Sep. 1842 24. Sep. 1905 per history of Berrien Co. - Byers Cemetery
Yerrington, Polly (Wise) 10. Mar. 1845 Nov 1920 w/o George - Byers Cemetery
Young, Betsey (Elizabeth Gilson) 1801 abt 1863 wo Isaac - Byers Cemetery
Young, Edwin W 8. Jul. 1830 4. Jul. 1914 so Isaac and Betsey Gilson Young - Byers Cemetery
Young, Elmira 1835 1921 Byers Cemetery
Young, Isaac 1795 1874 Byers Cemetery
Young, Jennie M 1871 1872 Byers Cemetery

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