Feather Cemetery
aka Feather-Harner Cemetery
Oronoko Twp

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Photos by Teresa O'Riley

Located in the northern edge of Section 7 on the North side of Hinchman Road in Oronoko Township.
It sits in between Hollywood and Scottdale roads. The cemetery was part of the Joshua and Mary Ann (Smith) Feather Sr. homestead.
Joshua, his wife Mary Ann are buried here along with some of the children. As noted on another on line source,
many of the graves here were later removed to Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph, Michigan. Cemetery has also been known as the
Feather_Harner Cemetery due to the Harner connection and burials within.
   Rerencing the history of Berrien County we see that Joshua Feather moved to this area in 1836 from Snyder County, Pennsylvania with his wife and three children.
Their migration route took them through Stark County, Ohio where they wintered over in 1835 before coming on to this county.
Mr. Feather actually moved to section 7 in 1837 where he entered 80 acres and eventually added another 120 acres this would become
known as the "Feather settlement". Mr. Feather died December 1878 at the age of 72 years old. His sons names were,
John A., Daniel T., Joshua and a daughter, Mary Ann, who later wed Mr. William Harner.

Following Reading done by: Nancy Heib.
Also see Feather Cemetery on Find a Grave where Nancy added a lot of these family histories.

Name       Birth         Death        
Last Name First Name Middle Suffix Maiden Name Month Day Year Month Day Year Plot Inscription Notes
                           
Bechtel Catherine     Broceus       11 30 1874     wife of Jacob Bechtel
Bechtel David             1 30 1873      
Bechtel Jacob             2 27 1872     husband of Catherine
Bechtel Mary             8 20 1877      
Cowens "infant"             2 27 1886     daughter of Egbert and Mary Catherine (Feather) Cowens
Feather "infant"                       child of Moses and Elizabeth (Harner) Feather
Feather "infant"                       child of Moses and Elizabeth (Harner) Feather
Feather "infant"                       child of Moses and Elizabeth (Harner) Feather
Feather Allie                       daughter of Johua Jr. and Susanna (Harner) Feather
Feather Anna                       daughter of Johua Jr. and Susanna (Harner) Feather
Feather Aurelia A.         1852     1853     daughter of John Sr. & 1st wife Lucinda (Bechtel) Feather
Feather Caroline     Bechtel 6 1 1829 5 15 1905     daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Broceus) Bechtel and wife of Daniel Feather
Feather Charles H.     8 8 1853 9 23 1855     son of Daniel and Caroline (Bechtel) Feather
Feather Daniel T.     2 15 1830 11 6 1912     son of Joshua and Mary Ann (Smith) Feather and husband of Caroline
Feather Elizabeth M.   Harner 4 12 1831 10 29 1917     daughter of John and Susana (Haney) Harner wife of Moses Feather
Feather Elmer A.     9 10 1899 10 24 1900     son of John Jr. and Priscilla (Kuntz) Feather
Feather Esther Caroline     5 24 1897 8 12 1903     daughter of David and Magdaline (Warsco) Feather
Feather Franklin P.         1856     1858     son of John Sr. and 1st wife Lucinda (Bechtel) Feather
Feather Harold D.         1895 4 16 1900     son of Franklin and Rosa (Hesten) Feather
Feather Harriet Sophia     6 21 1878 9 21 1900     daughter of John Sr. and 2nd wife Sophia (Koppenheffer) Feather
Feather Harry D.         1895 3 17 1896     son of David and Magdaline (Warsco) Feather
Feather Hiram Wortly     1 29 1862 8 3 1863     son of Joshua Jr. and Susanna (Harner) Feather
Feather "infant"       9 8 1894 9 9 1894     son of David and Magdaline (Warsco) Feather
Feather "infant"             4 14 1862     son of Daniel and Caroline (Bechtel) Feather
Feather John Henry Sr.   11 23 1828 11 22 1897     son of Joshua Sr. and Mary Ann (Smith) Feather
Feather Joseph E.     7 28 1860 3 2 1861     son of Daniel and Caroline (Bechtel) Feather
Feather Joshua   Sr.   9 29 1805 12 5 1877     son of Heinrich Sr. and Elizabeth (Hartman) "Fetter"
Feather Joshua A. Jr.   2 27 1832 10 15 1918     son of Joshua Sr. and Mary Ann (Smith) Feather
Feather Lucy or Lucinda Ann   Bechtel     1822 10 18 1867     daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Broceus) Bechtel and wife of John Feather Sr.
Feather Mary Almeda     6 15 1864 9 14 1873     daughter of Joshua Jr and Susanna (Harner) Feather
Feather Mary Ann   Smith 9 17 1805 12 29 1886     daughter of Michael and Magdalene (Heninger) Smith and wife of Joshua Feather Sr.
Feather Mary Catherine     5 29 1858 9 24 1918     daughter of John Sr. and 1st wife Lucinda (Bechtel) Feather was married to Egbert Cowens but divorced and returned to her maiden name
Feather Moses       2 26 1826 7 13 1890     son of Heinrich Sr. and Elizabeth (Hartman) "Fetter" and husband of Elizabeth
Feather Sophia S.   Koppenheffer 8 14 1836 2 13 1919     daughter of Jonathan and Julia (Swineford) Koppenheffer and 2nd wife of John Feather Sr.
Feather Susanna     Harner 11 1 1832 10 9 1910     daughter of John and Susana (Haney) Harner and wife of Joshua Feather Jr.
Feather Susanna       1 20 1866 9 19 1873     daughter of Joshua Jr. and Susana (Harner) Feather
Feather William J.         1860 12 20 1913     son of John Sr. and 1st wife Lucinda (Bechtel) Feather
French Elizabeth             9 11 1865     daughter of I. & M. French
Harner Kitty May     7   1873 9 23 1874     daughter of William H. and Mary Ann (Feather) Harner
Harner Mary Ann   Feather 8 27 1845 2 2 1930     daughter of Joshua and Mary Ann (Smith) Feather and wife of William Harrison Harner
Harner William Harrison     2 3 1846 4 6 1928     son of Michael Sr. and Sophia (Plank) Harner and husband of Mary Ann (Feather) Harner
Hartlein Catherine A.   Bechtel       5 2 1863      
Hartlein David J.           3 30 1863     son of I. & M. Hartlein
Hartlein Isaac           1829 3   1877     husband of Matilda
Hartlein Matilda           1832 4 7 1903     wife of Isaac
Hugins Ernest       1 13 1892 1 14 1892     son of C. E. & M. U. Hugins
Mather Ada J.           9 2 1865     daughter of George and Cornelia (French) Mather
Mather Cornelia     French       9 14 1865     daughter of I. & M. French and wife of George
Mather George D.               1861     husband of Cornelia
Reinschmidt Jacob             3 4 1874      
Reinschmidt Johanna             2 17 1874      
Sattler Ethel C.     1 24 1890     1890     daughter of George and Nellie (Harner) Sattler
Smith Elizabeth             8 2 1869      
unknown "infant"                       possible child of William H. and Mary Ann (Feather) Harner buried next to Kitty Harner
Williams Freddie A.     1   1865 8 13 1865     son of W. H. & M. F. Williams
Williams John H.         1862 9 18 1863     son of W. H. & M. F. Williams
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