Kniebes Cemetery
Bainbridge Township
Section 5

Located on private property on Friday Road just a half mile South of Camody Road - in Bainbridge Township
in section 5, this is the land that Peter Kniebes and descendents settled in. He and his father Jacob arrived in the area in about
1840 along with other friends of Bavarian - German decent. Some of the other families were John David Fridays,
Nickolas Kibler, George Muth, Charles Arent, David Koob, Lewis Umphrey, Frank Krietner, Lawrence Koob,
Adam Hover, Christian Kniebes. Also the Krieger, Scherer, Butzbach and Weber families.
Some are laid to rest in the Kniebes Cemetery, while others find their final rest in various other local cemeteries.

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Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes/Comments
Ackerman, Arthur 24. Nov. 1879 18. Aug. 1892 per Berrien Co MI Archives Photo Tombstone
Arent, Anna Mrs. 22. Aug. 1879 21. Mar. 1956 Born Pommeran, Germany – do William & Amelia Zordell
Husband Christian died 14 years previous
Arent, Benjamin 62 yrs 25. Apr. 1944 family plot
Arent, Christian 24. Jul. 1872 16. Oct. 1943 s/o Daniel Arent – per dc
Arent, Clara Miss 14. Jun. 1893 16. Aug. 1973 -
Arent, Daniel C. 25. Feb. 1838 25. Jul. 1910 s/o Christian – per dc
Arent, Dorothy Lee (Powell) 14. Jul. 1904 1. Sep. 1951 wife of Samuel b.d. 01
Arent, Eleanor Mrs. 16. Jul. 1925 4. Dec. 1964 b. Chicago- funeral held at Salem Lutheran Church
Arent, Emma 26. May. 1892 1. Jan. 1915 per dc
Arent, Ernest 6. Mar. 1896 12. Sep. 1946 Davidson F H , Coloma – s/o Frank C.
Arent, Harry 20. Mar. 1886 17. Jan. 1942 MI Deaths & burials-s/o Daniel
Arent, Harry Duane 7. Sep. 1921 1. Aug. 1960 Vet WWII
husb. to Eleanor
Arent, Iva May 2 M's 9 D's 4. Sep. 1905 d/o Frank C. & Mary Kniebes Arent – per dc
Arent, Jacob Abt 1877 7. Nov. 1900 s/o Daniel Arent – per dc
Arent, Lena age 65 yrs 29. May. 1946  
Arent, Mary (Koerber) 3. Nov. 1869 29. Nov. 1936 per dc
Arent, Paulina (Benedix) 19. Dec. 1881 29. May. 1946 MI Deaths & burials
Arent, Samuel 30. Apr. 1892 15. Nov. 1938 husband of Dorothy 
Arent, Walter 05/13/98 Jan 31, 1972 obit  
Benedix, Ida Dec 1, 1879 in Germany July 25, 1940 obit Died Kalamazoo, MI
Benedix, Lydia Arent 28. Jul. 1887 23. Jan. 1942 wo William Benedix wed Dec 13, 1913
Benedix, William C 20. Jan. 1888 2. Jul. 1948  
Bridges, Karen Rae 18 yrs 2. Feb. 1953 d/o Wilson & Zelma Bridges per MI Deaths & burials & obit
Breit, Jacob Dob 1873 8. Jun. 1955  
Breit, Sarah (Scherer) Mrs. Oct 1873 30. Jun. 1953 wf of Jacob
Butzbach, Elizabeth 11. Aug. 1894 8. Feb. 1953 w/o Herman -stone
Butzbach, Henrietta Dob 1869 Dod 1832 Stone – w/o Philip
Butzbach, Herman 30. Sep. 1889 26. Dec. 1964
Butzbach, Philip 93 years 14. Apr. 1958  
Butzbach, Philippena 21. Sep. 1857 16. Jan. 1949 born Zusch, Germany -w/o Wm
Butzbach, William Dob 1858 Dod 1927 stone
Dahlberg, Caroline Amalia 79 yrs Sep 22, 1969 burial wo Ernest
Dahlberg, Ernest 78 yrs Mar 4, 1970 obit  
Danneffel, Beverly J. 19. May. 1937 10. Jun. 2006 per stone -w/o James
Denner, Catherina Dob 1815 18. Dec. 1856
Denner, Frances (Heldt) 1838 1919
Denner, Johannes “John” 17. Dec. 1904 22. Jan. 1884
Denner, Simon 7. Jul. 1861 30. Dec. 1918 death cert. father, John, mother Frances Heldt
Dorstewitz, Frank 17. Dec. 1884 16. May. 1974
Dorstewitz, Lydia 18. Oct. 1885 3. Aug. 1968 do of Richard & Louise (DeTemple) Haid
wed Frank on Dec 6 , 1911 in Millburg, MI.
Dorstewitz, Norabelle (Leatz) 17. Jun. 1920 28. Jan. 2012 w/o Wilbur who d. 1985
Drach, Anton 10. Jan. 1833 8. May. 1910 marker -tree stump granite
Drach, Betty Jane 24. Aug. 1945 24. Aug. 1945 died at birth dau of Howard Drach -infant dau.
Drach, Elizabeth 19. Jul. 1870 20. Oct. 1945 Husband William died May 2, 1936
Drach, Fredericka 29. Jul. 1838 10. Oct. 1888 on stone with Anton
Drach, William Dob 1870 Dod 1936
Eber, Catherine aka Kathryn 11. Oct. 1911 14. Jul. 1967 wed Jonathan in 1927 in South Bend, IN
Eber, Jonathan N 27. Jan. 1903 6. Oct. 1970 obit
Epple, Sharon K (Danneffel) 21. Nov. 1941 21. Mar. 2004 do Lloyd & Mildred (Stainbrook) Danneffel 
per Berrien Co MI Archives Photo Tombstone
Farris, Albert Alfred 31. Dec. 1912 22. Nov. 1960 died in house fire along with his mother, whose remarried name was Minnie Westphal
Freehauf, Jacob 27. Mar. 1850 18. Sep. 1913 death cert.
Fricke, Herman 18. Feb. 1876 25. May. 1954 MI Deaths & burials
Fricke, Louise Dob 1879 11. Mar. 1966 MI Deaths & burials
Fruehauf, Caroline Mrs. 89 years 11. Nov. 1950  
Fruehauf, Herman 23. Apr. 1866 13. Apr. 1935 born Germany -dc
Fruehauf, Jacob 20. Mar. 1850 18. Sep. 1913 dc
Fruehauf, Lucille J. 21. Sep. 1937 10. Nov. 1937
Fruehauf, William 16. Oct. 1886 10. Nov. 1958 MI Deaths & burials
Haid, Albert 84 yrs 7. Jun. 1952 per obit
Haid, Edward 64 yrs 20. Jun. 1965 per obit
Haid, Emma Dob 1876 17. Feb. 1899 Dc – d/o Richard Haid
Haid, Frank 18. Jul. 1877 2. Mar. 1948 wed Lydia Umphrey in 1901
Davidson F H , Coloma
Haid, Fred 18. Jul. 1877 2. Mar. 1948 wed Lydia Umphrey in 1901
Haid, infant 2 hours 13. Feb. 1906 d/o Richard per her dc
Haid, Kayus 2. Apr. 1822 26. Jan. 1898 dc
Haid, Lydia 3. Dec. 1877 27. Mar. 1960 do Lewis Umphrey
Haid, Mary (Dorstewitz) 3. Dec. 1882 9. Dec. 1963 widow of Richard Haid
Haid, Richard 5. May. 1880 5. Sep. 1940 husb. of Mary
Haid, Sophia (Weber) abt 1877 27. Feb. 1952 w/o Albert
Heminger, Martin J 16. Nov. 1926 24. Sep. 2006 family info
Heminger, Mollie Deanna 11. Nov. 1976 18. Nov. 1976 per stone photo
Heuermann, Elsena Dob 1887 Dod 1930 per stone photo
Heuermann, Herman Dob 1883 Dod 1974 per stone photo
Heuermann, John J. 27. Sep. 1912 30. Apr. 2003 per stone photo
Hill, Mrs. Floy age 77 yrs 27. Jan. 1956 nee Campbell
wf of J. F. Hill per obit
Hirsch, Henry 8. Dec. 1895 23. Nov. 1965
Hirsch, Jacob John 11. Nov. 1868 18. Jun. 1921 Dc – s/o Karl Hirsch
Hirsch, Matilda (Scherer) 2. Feb. 1875 14. Apr. 1948 MI Deaths & burials
Hofer

several Hofer children research needed
Janke, Heather Christine infant stillborn 9. Jan. 1977 do Richard L. & Diane Kniebes Janke
Kibler, Frank W 3. Aug. 1881 30. Dec. 1960  
Kibler, Ida - Mrs. Dob 1887 21. Jul. 1940 Davidson F H , Coloma
Kibler, Minnie abt 1887 2. Jun. 1958 wo Frank, per Frank's obit.
Kibler, Verda Dob 1915 Dod 1915 d/o Wm & Ida
Kibler, William 7. Mar. 1888 26. Sep. 1946 Husb. of Vesta
Kniebes, Alvin P 78 years 27. Aug. 1953 burial
Kniebes, Anna C. Dob 1881 Dod 1866 per stone
Kniebes, Caroline (Seel) 21. Sep. 1853 26. Oct. 1935 w/o Frederick W. Kniebes
Kniebes, Carrol C. 22. Nov. 1916 26. Sep. 1987
Kniebes, Cornelius Dob 1876 6. Sep. 1940 so Peter Kniebes
Kniebes, Ellen E 88 yrs 5. Oct. 1971 obit
Kniebes, Florus D. Dob 1904 Dod 1925 per stone
Kniebes, Frederick William 18. May. 1845 21. May. 1915 death cert. father, Peter, mother Margaret Smithberger
Kniebes, Iva B (Olds) 24. Sep. 1883 27. Oct. 1971 wo Cornelius - he d. 1940
Kniebes, Jacob Abt 1784 29. Nov. 1864 father of Peter
Kniebes, Jacob 17. Aug. 1861 18. Jul. 1949 died on the farm he was born on.
so Peter and Margaret Kniebes one of the 20 original settlers in Bainbridge Twp.
Kniebes, John 28. Sep. 1887 24. Mar. 1968 per obit – s/o Jacob
Kniebes, Louisa Dob 1806  Aug. 18, 1848 1st w/o Christian -he's buried in Baptist Cemetery=this county
Kniebes, Louisa 1843 1924 wo Peter
Kniebes, Lydia L. 03/20/85 05/18/71 w/o John per obit
Kniebes, Malvina (Umphrey) 10/24/62 08/15/32 per obit w/o Jacob
Kniebes, Margaretha (Schmittberger) 70Y's 4 M's 17 D's 2. Feb. 1890 history of Berrien Co. -w/o Peter
Kniebes, Nettie 83 yrs 07/08/74  
Kniebes, Peter 76 yrs 01/07/96 history of Berrien Co.
Kniebes, Peter 08/01/43 02/12/23  
Kniebes, Reuben F. 86 yrs 12/14/82 per obit
Kniebes, Viola (Unruh) 02/13/20 05/18/08 per obit
Kocher, Catherine 01/01/40 04/13/18 per death cert.
Kocher, Stephen 72 yrs 10/06/98 family info & DC
Kral, Carl   10/12/52 DATE OF burial
Krieger, Benjamin F 09/21/78 03/23/64 so Peter & Sophronia Krieger
husband to Katie (Haid) Krieger who d. 1934
Krieger, Earl Raymond 8yrs 3mo 14da 09/20/11 so Jacob Krieger
Krieger, Frederick 06/20/64 11/30/19 death cert. father, Peter, mother Dorothy Shank
Krieger, Jacob G. 08/04/58 10/26/19 death cert. father Christian
Krieger, Mary Dob 1872 Dod 1964 per stone
Krieger, P. D. 04/19/70 12/21/27 m. April 19, 1907 to Sophia Kniebes -obit
Krieger, Sarah Jane 05/05/64 Sept 4, 1945 widow of Jacob C. he died abt 25 yrs prev.
Krieger, Sophia (Kniebes) Dob 1851 Dod 1942
Kublick, Daniel 11/22/01 05/22/70 born Volinia, Russia
wed Elsie Schultz May 1, 1926 in St. Joe, MI
Lindahl, Ernest W age 52 08/11/41  
Lindahl, Hattie (Arent) 01/18/90 02/20/67  
McKinley, Edna M 11/18/01 02/07/52 Obit – wo William
Plumley, Norman 06/19/06 03/02/67 husb. to Minnie Keitzer
Seel, Sarah C. (Kniebes) Dob 1869 Dod 1940 family info
Smith, Emma Mrs 10/15/90 12/05/75 obit
m1. Alvin Umphrey
m2. William Smith
both preceded her in death
Umphrey, A P. 10/18/86 02/19/65 Husband to Phyllis Keck
Umphrey, Abby (Denner) 1836 1923 wife of Louis
Umphrey, Caroline (Kniebes) 12/05/55 1919 death cert. wife of John, mother, Smithburger.
Umphrey, Fred 03/13/75 08/18/66  
Umphrey, George 04/26/80 04/07/42 obit
so Lewis Umphrey
husb. of Bertha Griswold wed May 3, 1908
Umphrey, John B 12/25/54 03/19/49 so Lewis Umphrey 
wed Caroline Kniebes - 1876
m2. Lillian Blanchard
Umphrey, Josephine 11/26/78 09/04/71 do Joseph and Sophia Kaiser Kniebes
Umphrey, Lewis 1830 1881
Umphrey, Lewis M 02/08/93 02/17/68  
Umphrey, Louis Sr. 07/17/59 01/14/53 his grandfather was Michael Umphrey who arrived in Bainbrige area in 1840. 
wf Anna died 1947
Umphrey, Mildred (Krieger) age 71 yrs 08/11/67 wo Lewis
Umphrey, Phillip 05/09/67 07/01/15 death cert. father, Louis, mother, Abby Denner
Umphrey, Phyllis (Keck) 12/05/87 04/16/66 wo A P Umphrey
Weber, Frank A 01/10/70 burial May 2, 1959 died in house he was born in, near Millburg
Weber, Lena Mrs. 83 years 10/13/57  
Weber, Margaret (Yore) 07/09/13 03/20/10 do Matthew & Mary (Elkins) Yore.
Weber, Otto 11/19/83 04/09/77 Davidson Funeral Home, Coloma
Weber, Roland 01/16/79 11/27/55 wf d. May 1943
Westphal, Minnie (Bessie) 65 yrs
Oct 25, 1893
11/23/60 died in house fire with son 
Albert Alfred Farris
Westphal, Otto G. 05/27/88 05/23/59 Vet of WW I
so August & Johanna Westphal

 

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