Bertrand Bible Church Cemetery
Formerly Truitts Chapel Cemetery
 Niles Township
Section 13

Located on E. Bertrand Road and S. 17th Street in Niles.

History: Peter Truitt and family came from Deleware to the Niles township, Berrien county and Milton Township of Cass County in 1831.
Peter upon his death would be buried in Milton Township,Cass County, Michigan and not in this cemetery.
William Truitt, Peter's brother, donated the land upon which this cemetery is located. There are no Truitt's buried in the cemetery.
William, who donated the land for the church and cemetery, later moved on to Allegan County, Michigan where he lived out the remainder of his life
and died in 1888 buried in Hillside Cemetery, Allegan Co., MI.

Resources for below listing are photos of stones taken in cemetery, old obits, family histories and archaic listings. Also See Find A Grave for newer burials. 

Our thanks to Teresa O'Riley who took the following random photos at this cemetery in 2006.

 Cemetery sign

Over view 1 Over view 2 Earl Bartholomew
Earl Bartholomew
Mark Bartholomew
Mark Bartholomew
Vine Bartholomew
Vine Bartholomew
Wyman
Wyman W. Weber Jr. - 1921
Hester Warner
Hester A. Warner
William H Warner
William H. Warner
Weber
Joseph E. Weber
Glaze
Simon & Mable Glaze
& Minnie Young
Chester Ostrander
Chester Ostrander - Mich. Inf. 23 Reg.

Updated August 2015

Small Partial Listing

Name DOB or AGE DOD COMMENTS
Adams, Adrian A27 Aug    183824 Sep 1997per stone photo - h/o Mary A. living as of 2015
Adams, Margaret 1820 1904 w/o Isaac Adams - he died after 1871 out of state
Babcock, Glen A.ob 192616 Dec 1928s/o James and Margaret Babcock per Cert. of Death
Baer, Daisy abt 187825 Dec 1879d/o Frank & Martha Baer
Baker, Caleb S.abt 183626 Feb 1878Civil War Vet
Barkmann, Leonarddob 1932dod 1993per stone photo
Barlow, Opal M.28 Mar 19051 Apr 1985w/o Wayne
Barlow, Wayne W.12 Apr 190323 Aug 1985
Bartholomew, Earl 1869 1931 -
Bartholomew, Mark 1837 1927 -
Bartholomew, Vine 1840 1905 -
Batchelor, Benjamin 54 yrs 1870 -
Batchelor, Caroline 68 yrs June 14, 1899 widow of David
Batchelor, David 1831 1873 Civil War Vet - Co. C 25th Reg Mich Inf
Batchelor, Hester 69 yrs 1869 wo Benjamin
Beauchamp, Isaac 83 yrs 1864 -
Binns, Joseph 6 mos 23 days Aug 27, 1863 so T. D. & M. C. Binns
Binns, Thomas D 1826 1897 born Yorkshire, England
Brock, Frank M 1902 1989 -
Brock, Ida May 1905 1991 -
Carter, Ida Mae - Nov 30, 1930 Infant do Archie & Mary Carter
Clouse, John S 1853 Mar 11, 1940 -
Clymer, Mary 1763 1866 In lot with Benjamin Edgin Family
Edgin, Benjamin 1775 1871 age to be 96 yrs at time of death
Edgin, Frankie      
Edgin, William H April 23, 1824 Aug 15, 1890  
Edgin, William H Feb. 27, 1873 Aug. 31, 1873  
Fortune, Clyde Walter Feb 13, 1918 Oct 26, 1993 -
Fortune, Martha A Aug 18, 1923 Apr 14, 1969 wo Clyde
Glaze, Simon 1870 1934  
Glaze, Mable 1870 1936  
Glimer, Mary 1763 1866 lived to 103 yrs old
Harrison, David 1796 1863 -
Harrison, Rose 1803 1887 -
Higby, Mrs. Daniel 80 yrs July 8, 1909 burial -
Martin, Eunice 1842 1919 -
Martin, Wm F 1832 1897 -
Mathews, Emeline 1832 1896 wo Geo
Mathews, George 1808 1890 -
Mathews, George 1834 1903 -
Mathews, Margaret 1805 1892 wo George
Ostrander, Chester 23 yrs 10 mos July 10, 1862 Civil War 12th Reg. MICH Infantry
wf was Sarah Rose
Pillron, Mary 77 yrs 1877 -
Pope, John 74 yrs June 2, 1886 born Lyons, NY
Pope, Phebe 58 yrs Apr 3, 1871 -
Powell, Thomas 73 yrs 1864 -
Reum, Maria Richner 1845 1891 born Ruppensheid, Switzerland
Rohleder, August 1852 1916 -
Rohleder, J. Henry 1883 1909 -
Shockley, LuElla 16 yrs 1876 do J H & N J
Shockley, Nancy Jane, Edgin Mar 31, 1833 Nov 29, 1904 wo - John H. Shockley. do - Benjamin & Charity (Morris) Edgin.
Shockley, John H 1827 1862 Civil War - died of Wounds at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee during the Civil War.
Shook, Eva May 1865 1907 -
Smith, Eunnice 89 yrs 1854 widow of Watson
Smith, Gannon 61 yrs 1844 -
Smith, George 69 yrs 1880 -
Warner, Hester A 1848 1925 -
Warner, William H 1840 1903 -
Weber, Joseph E 19 yrs 9 m's 14 d's Aug 26, 1865 son Wm W & S A Weber
Weber, Polly   1865 -
Webber, Josephine 19 yrs Oct 14, 1858 wo Jacob S. Webber
Webber, Wyman W. Jr.   1921 -
Young, Minnie 1869 19?? -
Zimmerman, Ernest or Arnst 1835 1894 -
Zimmerman, Fredericke 64 yrs Jan 6, 1886 -
Zimmerman, George Christian 75 yrs Mar 8, 1886 -
Zimmerman, Lorena 1838 1911 -
Other possible research sources and publications see our main cemetery list.

Reading by Daundra Baker

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