Bertrand Catholic Cemetery
Niles
Section 15
Located at the end of Madeline Street in Niles.
(Inactive)

Bertrand Catholic Cemetery - Oldest known stone in the cemetery is Madeline Ellen Bertranddied Oct 14, 1846 wf of Joseph Bertrand
Use was basically discontinued in about 1891 when a newer cemetery in Niles was offered for burials.
Many of the burials were marked with wooden markers and when the DAR took a tally in the 1920's they were informed that a fire had burned many of the wooden markers, leaving the graves unmarked.
Researchers may have to find where the chuch records went after this cemetery was no longer used. They may have deaths and burials listed. Below are known burials within this cemetery; collected from obit, archaic listings and family research files. This file is only meant
as a study guide and NOT the last word on burials in this cemetery. Check out the burial records at the University of Notre Dame archives.
Ann
Ann do John & Elizabeth
Jeremiah Crowley
Jeremiah Crowley
Hand
John & Anna Hand
Dinan
John & Mary (McGraw) Dinan
Tormey
Thomas Tormey
Flattery base
Flattery base
Photos donated by:
Anita Frucci Rodgers

See Find a Grave for more burials
Updated Aug 2, 2015

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes/Comments
Adderley, Edward infantSep 7, 1843Sep 7, 1843s/o E. G. & S. Adderley -per stone
Adderly, Sarah 42 yrs Sep 17, 1843 wo Edward G.
do John Robinson ,Staffordshire, Eng
Agan, Catherine 46 yrs May 18. 1862 -
Aul, Eva
1822
1878
w/o John
Aul, Henry
1864
1867

Aul, John Sr
1824
1871

Aul, Theresia 65 yrs 1858 -
Bachman, Franziskus J 1834 1876 -
Barnhardt, Agnes
72 yrs
Mar 2, 1903
death cert.  - nee Gardner
Bertrand, Madeline Ellen
67 yrs Oct 14, 1846 wo Joseph
Bierce, Glyde Brown11 Feb 1896dod 1966stone photo
Brannan, Anndod 1860
Brenner, Henry 39 yrs 1866 -
Brothers, Mary Claffe Apr 30, 1881 Nov 2, 1899 do John Claffey & Amy Higbee
wo William
Callighan, Ann 33 yrs 1877 wo Stephen
Callighan, Stephen 49 yrs 1877 -
Charlton, Ellen 1832 - Ireland 3 Oct 1905 pre D C
Charlton, Robert 1832 - Ireland 1880 CW vet. Served 12 MI Vol Inf. Co K
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Clark, Anthony 1867 1875 -
Clark, Sarah 1845 1925 -
Claffey, Gertrude
May 20, 1894
Dec 7, 1915
died Battle Creek, MI per Death Cert.
do James R. Claffey
Claffey, James R
1849 1901 on stone with  Sarah A
Claffey, James B 75 yrs 1884 -
Claffey, John J 1855 1888 -
Claffey, Mary Glen 62 yrs 1890 wo James
Claffey, Nellie

Aug 13, 1860
infant on stone with Sarah
Claffey, Sarah T
15 yrs of age
1871
on stone with Nellie
Claffey, Sarah A
1861
1940
on stone with James R
Claffey, Thomas
1862
1868
MI Death Index - so James
Clark, Anthony
abt 1833
Dec 11, 1899
Death Cert. born Ireland
Clark, Henry
1867
1875
stone
Clark, Sarah
1845
1925
stone
Crowley, Cornelius J
Nov 1, 1845
Oct 21, 1908
Death Cert. so Jeremiah
Crowley, Jeremiah Kerry 1819 1874 of Ireland
Dinan, John 1811 May 5, 1898 death cert. Born Ireland
so Daniel Dinan
Dinan, Mary (McGraw) 1813 Dec 24, 1883 born Ireland
Donehue, Barney 77 yrs Sep 1883 -
Donahue, Phillip 46 yrs 1865 -
Doyle, Thomas 45 yrs 1858 -
Dulan, John 1839 ? Military marker
Served with 12th MI Inf. Co E
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Dulan , Morris 1826 1891 Served with 12th MI Inf. Co I
spelled as Maurice Dulin on some records
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Dusey, Michael
63 yrs 1879 Native of Dungarvan Waterford Co. Ireland
Ducey, Thomas 63 yrs Jan 10, 1877 obit
Deucey on obit
Egan, Ann 19 yrs July 15, 1854 -
Egan, Bridget 34 yrs Feb 11, 1852 -
Elliot, Lillie S
5 yrs 7 mos
Aug 1, 1861
do T T & M E Elliott
Ellis, Sarah 50 yrs 1869 wo John H
Errohoo, Edward 32 yrs 1850 ? -
Flynn, Ellen 1830 1865 -
Gardner, Agnes 1831 1903 -
Gardner, Ferdinand 1825 1912 born Rottenbury, Germany
Gardner, Flora S
20 y 6 m 17 d
1893
do F & S J Gardner
Gardner, Joseph 83 yrs 1866 -
Gardner, Sarah J (Miller) 1835 1880 wo F. Gardner
Gardner, Sylvester 1858 1886 so F & S
Gemeinder, John 51 yrs Oct 16, 1870 -
Glenn, Martin abt 1837 - Ireland (census) unknown Served in 10 IL Cav. Co. M - Sgt
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Glenn, Mary abt 1843 per 1870 census  1872 - per Mich Death Index
wo Martin
Hand, Anna 1830 1897 wo John
Hand, James
1852
1909
per stone
Hand, John 56 yrs 1830 -
Hanley, Catherine
b ?
June 2, 1881
wo J. Hanley
Hanley, John

1880

Hanley, Patrick 1822 1880 -
Hayre, Edward 1831 1870 born Parish, Ire.
Hayre, Mary O
May 1, 1827
June 8, 1907
death cert.
Hastings, Catherine - 1863 wo James
Hildenbrand, Catherine
1805
1884
wo John
Hildenbrand, John 1809 1882 -
Hildenbrand, William
1849
July 12, 1877
so John and Catherine
Hodgson, Jane 41 yrs May 21, 1863 wo John
Hodgson, John Studholme 62 yrs Mar 11, 1870 born 3 Dec 1807 in York, UK
Horan, James 52 yrs 1871 -
Hughs, Robert 1839 1872 1 MI Inf. Co I
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Kennedy, Bridget 1832 1866 -
Kiley, Mary 1809 1887 -
Kiley, William 1809 1885 -
Hughes, Robert 1839 1872 per family files
CW Vet Co I Mich 1st Inf Reg
Cont. By: Brendan Moore
Larkin, James 1819 1870 -
Lehy, Julia 1821 1865 Co, Kilarney, Ireland
Loshbough, Catherine 1812 Mar 4, 1876 wo John A
age 63 yrs 11 mos
Loshbaugh, Henry 1800 1882 -
Loshbough, John 36 yrs July 25, 1860 -
Loshbough, John A 50 yrs May 3, 1853 -
Loshbough, Martha 74 yrs? Sep 21, 1851 -
Mahaney, Michael 1844 1869 -
Manix, John
age 75 yrs
Oct 19, 1875

Manix, Mary
1814
Nov 13, 1873
wo John
Manix, Patrick
58 yrs
Oct 2, 1868

Martin, Anthony 67 yrs Apr 2, 1859 per on line photo
Martin, Eve 80 yrs Sep 4, 1870 wo Anthony
Martin, Henry 1817 Jun 10, 1868 -
Martin, Juliana 36y's 6m's 24 d's Feb 6, 1858 wo Henry
McDaniels, Effie 1816 1879 wo Daniel
McDaniels, Daniel 1792 1874 -
McDaniels, John 50 yrs 1873 -
McDonnell, John age 33 yrs 1869 -
McGee, Mary age 30 yrs 1859 wo Thomas
McCue, Thomas age 76? 1880 spelled as McKew in the 1870 census
McKeown, Hugh 70 yrs 1865 aka McKaown in some census
McKeown, Rose 65 yrs 1859 wo Hugh
McNally, Ann 67 yrs Sep 3, 1865
McNally, Henry 44 yrs Dec 27, 1850 -
Metzger, Ferdinand 41 yrs May 3, 1847 born Grand Duchey, Baden, Germ.
Metzger, Ferdinand 22 yrs 1867 -
Moran, Ellen
1863
1877
do James Moran
Moran, James B 30 yrs Dec 22, 1862 born Ireland
Moran, Margaret 96 yrs Mar 4, 1879 born Ireland
Moran, Mary B 46 yrs 1873 born Ireland
Murray, Roseanna 1796 1876 -
O'Brien, Patrick 1808 1868 -
O'Brien, Sarah Slorah 1810 1892 -
O'Brien, William 58 yrs 1853 born Ireland
O'Neill, infant

Nov 4, 1877

O'Neill
1869
1871
-
O'Neill, Michael
1866
1868
on same stone with infant
Powers, Catherine

1864
wo Richard
Powers, Richard 58 yrs
1870
born Ireland
Pukownik, Joseph

Jan 3, 1877

Raridon, Helen Elizabeth
12 y's 11m's 15 d's
Apr 15, 1847
do Daniel & Hannah Raridon
Ratican, Ellen May 25, 1829 Nov 18,. 1906 born ireland
Rodgers, Margaret Shay (Shea)
1830
June 11, 1884
wo Patrick M Rodgers
Rodgers, Patrick Michael
1825 Jan 12, 1875 family records on line
Rosenberger, Elizabeth 1820 1868 -
Rosenberger, George F 1817 1869 -
Ryan, Alice 1832 1883 wo William
Ryan, William 1829 1891 -
Tormey, Thomas 1803 1873 born Co. of Heath, Ireland
Tormey, William Dec 22, 1840 June 7, 1860 so Thomas & Mary
Townsend, Kate 46 yrs 1875 wo D. B.
Tracey 1830 1874 wo Lawrence
Wergel, Jane 24 yrs 1868 wo Henry
Whalen, Bridget
abt 1790
Oct 31, 1868
mother of William
native of County Waterford Ireland
Whalen, William - photo
54 yrs
Jan 4, 1877
native of County Waterford Ireland
White, Patrick 37 yrs 1848 -
Niles Mirror, dated Wednesday, January 10, 1877:
 "A triple funeral is an unusual occurrence in cities of even greater size than this, but on Sunday last, in Niles, this unusual event took place. A procession
about a mile long passed from the Catholic Church on the west side to the Catholic burial ground at Bertrand, making a very imposing and impressive
appearance. First came the remains of Wm. Whaling (sp.), followed by several sleighs containing friends of the deceased, then followed the hearse
containing the remains of Thos. Deucey, followed in like manner, finally the hearse containing the remains of Joseph Pukownik
Contributed by: Linda Whalen Livingston

(Surnames: Dulin, Dulan, Dalin, Doolan)
Descendants of Maurice/Morris Doolan and Bridget Margaret Ahern m. about 1826 in Ireland.
Children: 
Morris b. 1826 Ireland
Ann b. abt 1831 Ireland
Hannah b. abt. 1831 Ireland
Bryan b. Oct. 1831 Ireland
Catherine b. 1834 Ireland
Elizabeth Bridget b. abt 1835 Ireland
Winifred/Winford b. abt. 1837 Ireland
John b. 1838 New York

Margaret was born in Ireland to David Shay/Shea and Helen Sullivan Shay/Shea. She was the spouse of Patrick Michael Rodgers and the Mother of Peter, John and Francis Rodgers. She and Patrick Michael lived in Huron County (Goderich) Ontario, Canada until 1871 when she and her family migrated to Niles, Berrien Co., Michigan and resided on 14 acres at Platt St. - North of Lincoln Ave and N. of the Railroad Tracks. The University of Notre Dame archives show that she was buried in the Sacraments at St. Joseph Mission Cemetery - signed by Father Cappon. The grave is no longer marked. Being made of wood - many markers rotted or were burned by grass fires. Author visited the cemetery several times with his Father - Peter Paul Rodgers. Submitted by Great Grandson Peter Arthur Rodgers 

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