Lakeside Cemetery
Located on the East and West side of Lakeside Road in Chikaming Township
just off of Red Arrow Highway.
Berrien County MIGenWeb - 2012

sign overview

Above Photos by: Teresa O'ORiley

History: This area of Lakeside was once known as Chikaming and was not settled as soon as some of the other areas. Between 1847 and 1854 three brothers, John W., James and Joseph N. Wilkinson came from Virginia and went to Clark County, Indiana then on to New Buffalo, Michigan. James was the physician in the family and his brothers, John and Joseph decided to go into the lumbering business. In about 1854 the J W Wilkinson Company settled the area. An immense business was carried on for several years and one of the railroad stops became known as Wilkinson's station.

The second settler thought to be Richard Peckham. In the late 1850's the area finally acquired the name of Lakeside. The Wilkinson's at one point owned 2,500 acres in the area. And in the 1887Chikaming township, in Berrien County atlas, the cemetery, today known as Lakeside Cemetery, sat on their property in the border of Section 20. The original older portion of the cemetery is on the East side of the road and is 4 acres. The newer sections is about 2 acres in size and burials commenced there in about 1984 per notes from Theresa O'Riley. 

In comparison to some of the older cemeteries in the county, this is one of the cemeteries not really in existence until the 1850's. As many cemeteries, this cemetery probably grew out of the need of necessity as the nearest cemetery would be several miles away. Below is our list in progress of the mostly older burials within. Information was gathered from: researcher donations, family records, old archaic burial listings, death certificates and obituaries.
Researched by: Deanna West with assistance from William Bracket.

Donated & Researched Older Listing - in progress

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes/Comments
       
Ames, Alfred W   March 4, 1864 ae 41 yrs
Ames, Fisher   Oct 4, 1897 ae 41 yrs
Ames, Mary T Oct 1, 1833 Dec 31, 1899 wf Alfred
Babcock, Elinora (Gowdy) 1845 - wf William C - and had a
son William K Babcock, Grand Rapids, MI
born May 1, 1845, Wellsville, NY
d.Apr 2, 1929 per obit
Babcock, William C 1843 - born March 11, 1843
d. July 5, 1929
wed Elnora Mar 14, 1866 in Union Pier, MI
Bridgman's last CW Vet
2nd Lieut. Co. D132nd Ill Inf
Biathrow, Geo W 1824 1910  
Biathrow, Mary 1829 1901  
Bithrow, William   Feb 25, 1930 obit date age 70 yrs
Bradford, Ebenezer P Nov 4, 1822 Jan 7, 1867  
Bradford, Edgar P 1852 Sep 7, 1867  
Bradford, Esther A Oct 17, 1818
Shelburn, Mass
Aug 19, 1887 wf E. P.
Bradley, E. H 1853 1910  
Breck, Andrew   Feb 9, 1872 age 43 yrs
Brown, Bushrod 1829 1906  
Brown, Cecelia 1829 1904  
Bunnell, Eliza W   Aug 1, 1870 age 26 yrs wf James F. Bunnell
Clark, Aaron K 1828 1911  
Clark, Aaron   Nov 15, 1863 age 54 yrs
Clark, Abner   Oct 3, 1873 age 72 yrs
Clark, Daniel B. Rev Apr 27, 1826 Dec 23, 1899  
Clark, Lucy S   Feb 20, 1880  
Clark, Mary A   Oct 17, 1880 age 49 yrs
Clark, Mary H
July 31, 1904 age 62 yrs
Clark, Sarah M Mar 1, 1831 Apr 19, 1902  
Covert, Jacob   Jan 7, 1929 died from stroke at 83 yrs - per obit.
born New London, Ohio
Covert, Lillian 1850 1908  
Covert, Margaret Jan 17, 1852 Ind. Oct 20, 1918 death cert. - wo Jacob
Covert or Cover, Norman W 8 days Mar 2, 1918 death cert.
Craig, William H   Mar 5 1931 obit date age 70 yrs, loved to come and summer along lake.
Drake, George W no dates - 1818 to 1909 per family files
Drake, Laura A no dates - 1824 to 1916 per family files- Laura Austin Eastman
Edwards, Isaac 1844 1926  
Edwards, Phena 1847 1928  
Findel, Juliann Elma (Brown) Mar 24, 1865 Mar 7, 1953 do Bushrod Brown
Fisher, Amos abt 1828 per census - from Govt. stone in cemetery
Co C 9th Reg. Mich. Inf
2nd wf Celestia M. fisher filed for widows CW pension May 1896
Fisher, Berthena
April 29, 1874 age 45 yrs wf Amos Fisher
Fitzgerald, Michael   Apr 4, 1933 obit Enlisted in Oct 30, 1927 in US Navy 30th Inf. & was stationed in Manilla in the Phillipines until his death. died San Francisco, CA - age 28 yrs
Garland, George   Jan 19. 1892 age 90 yrs
Garland, Peter Mar 27, 1847 Feb 21, 1907 CW Vet Co B. 9th Reg Ind. Inf.
Garland, Rachael   Aug 22, 1892 age 56 yrs - wf George
George, Anson A   Feb 19, 1875 age 31 yrs
Glavin, Ella 1859 Jan 19, 1878  
Glavin, Edmund June 9, 1835 Apr 11, 1904 Michigan tombstone project
Glavin, Edmund J ? Dec 18. 1862 Apr 26, 1892 so Edmond and Hannrah A
Glavin, Hannorah A 1838 June 25, 1877 wf Edmund
Glavin, Margaret May 5, 1861 Oct 26, 1918 death cert.
Glidden, Harriett L Aug 28, 1834 May 18, 1904  
Glidden, Stephen M 1826 1909  
Gowdy, John P 1851 1875  
Gowdy, Lucy Ann 1846 1871  
Gibson, Ann 1834 1927  
Gibson, Dana C - Apr 6, 1880 age 56 yrs
Gibson, John 1833 1920  
Glidden, E. Lora Mrs.   Mar 20, 1933 obit date age 63 yrs
Gibson, Lucy M   Aug 8, 1878 age 56 yrs
Glidden, Martha Aug 10, 1865 July 6, 1874 Bell Langher Smead
Gowdy, Alanson 1821 1883  
Gowdy, Elam 1788 1870  
Gowdy, Franklin J 1831 1921  
Gowdy, James F   Jan 12, 1866 age 23 yrs
Gowdy, Lucy 1798 1875 wf Elan
Gowdy, Maria M 1840 1920  
Gowdy, Mary 1828 1909 wf F. J. Gowdy
Gowdy, William A Sep 28, 1855 Jun 12, 1907  
Haager, Henry 1842 1912 same as Hager below. Other variation on spelling was Hauger
Haas, Anna 1866 1912 wife of Thomas Haas - born Germany
Hager, Henry Nov 1842 20 Sept 1912 Husband of Mary M.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Hager, Mary M. April 1849 1937 Wife of Henry.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Harrington, John Peter Oct 24, 1949 July 23, 1914 death cert. so Isaac and Katie Harrington
Harrington, Leona Lucile May 21, 1913 Sep 3, 1913 death cert.
age 3 mos 13 days
do Frank & Cressie Harrington
Harrington, Minnie Bostwick Mrs.   May 26 1932 obit date age 51 yrs
Hibner, Catherine - Mar 29, 1884 age 59 yrs wf of D. H.
also wf B. Ingalls
Hibner, Daniel
Oct 24, 1858 age 41 yrs - helped layout cemetery
Hibner, William   Mar 30, 1929 obit date age 84 yrs
Ingalls, Benjamin   Nov 10, 1873 age 51 yrs
Keller, Richard Augustus
06 Jun 1881
10 Jul 1974
obituary
Kelly, Albert H 1856 1922  
Kelly, Aurilla A 1857 ? wf Albert
Kelly, James   Jan 22, 1879 age 94 yrs
Kitchel, Isaac - AKA Kitchell abt 1835 - per census   CW Vet Co. D. 22 NJ Inf
Kitchell, Zirah A 1860 1926 appears as Jirah on some census records
McManus, Hugh 1822 1890  
McManus, John R 1851 1882  
McManus, Mary J 1835 1890  
Miller, John C Mar 9, 1822 Apr 7, 1901  
Mills, Mida G wf T.L.   Apr 20, 1874 age 24 yrs - nee Gondy wf of Timothy
Minster, Estella L Mrs   Oct 7, 1933 obit date age 62 yrs wf William
Minster, John 1834 1909  
Minster, Mary 1840 1915  
Morgan, Harrison, Rev 1814 1892 -
Myers, Abram W
Sep 13, 1902 age 61 yrs
Myers, Julia A   Mar 29, 1881 age 72 yrs wf of D H
Myers, Nancy   Feb 29, 1869 age 25 yrs
Myers, Nellie   May 23, 1896 wf A. W. age 27 yrs
Nash, Ethel Rozella Apr 4, 1913 Aug 3, 1913 death cert. do Jess & Sarah Harrington Nash
Peckham, Richard   Sep 12, 1874 age 64 yrs
Price, James A
Sep 10, 1892 age 58 yrs
Pulsipher, Freeman   Feb 27, 1865 age 35 yrs census states born NY state
Raynolds, Mrs. D. S   obit May 4, 1931 age 42 years old body brought to Lakeside from Detroit - per obit. She loved spending their summers here.
Rich, Martha Feb 4, 1805 July 9, 1882  
Richard, Archie 1839 1911  
Robinson, Wm.   Sep 17, 1884  
Rose, Maggie E   Nov 8, 1898 age 45 yrs
Rouse, Eva L. (Fournier)
28 Oct 1879
12 Apr 1966
contibuted by Krista Phipps
Royce, Carl   Oct 26 1933 obit date age 40 yrs contracted pneumonia at Chicago World's Fair
Rutledge, John B   Nov 22, 1874 age 73 yrs
Scholes, John 1830 1899  
Searle, Mary Morgan 1831 1896 -
Smith, James B 1820 1891 -
Smith, Margaret 1826 1902 wf J B
Snyder, Anna (Green) 22 Jan 1891
Springfield, PA.
11 Nov 1966
Michigan City, IN
Wife of Frederick P.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Elizabeth C. H. - 16 Feb 1890 20y 8m. 21d.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Frances 17 Jan 1894 31 Jan 1896 Daugher of Wm. & Rosa. 2y 0m 14d.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Frederick P. 18 Oct 1889 24 March 1974
New Buffalo, MI
Husband of Anna M.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Jennie 29 June 1871 23 Oct 1889 Wife of Wm. J. 18y 4m 25d.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Lizzie M. (Elizabeth) 15 May 1893 1 June 1893 18d.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Mrs. Margaret 1821 31 Oct 1901 80y.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, Rosa L. (Hager) 1874 1938 Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, T. P. (Thomas) 22 Sept 1826 27 Sept 1901 75y 5d.
Contributed By Betty Tripp
Snyder, William J. 1859 2 July 1936 Contributed By Betty Tripp
Spaulding, James H Aug 15, 1814 Apr 15, 1895 born Vermont
Spaulding, Lois E Mar 12, 1821 May 26, 1899 wf James H
Stoddard, Naomi   Mar 4, 1864 age 71 yrs wf of Samuel - on same stone
Stoddard, Samuel   Mar 4, 1864 age 67 yrs
Streed, John Victor 1859 1905  
Taylor, Augustus 1835 1895  
Thomas, Charles W   Nov 15, 1876 age 38 yrs
Thursby, Catherine Elizabeth Apr 30, 1914 May 8, 1914 death cert. do George & Marietta Heagh Thursby
Thursby, Elizabeth Feb 12, 1829 Feb 12, 1899  
Thursby, Henry Mar 12, 1826 Feb 4, 1895  
Trinkle, Stephen   Nov 22, 1872 age 52 yrs
Uknown drowning victim abt 37 yrs uknown yer 1914 death cert.
Waldo, Calvin   July 17, 1929 from obit, age not given census shows abt 1870 dob
White, Nancy Ann Mrs   Mar 27, 1933 obit date age 93 yrs born Scotland. Husband died several yrs prior
Widstrand, Charles 1856 1923  
Wildrick, James 1816 1888 CW Vet Co E. 89th Ill Inf.
Wildrick, Jane 1820 1916 wo James
Wildrick, Jeff 1842 1922  
Wilkinson, Abram B   Mar 10, 1859 age 28 yrs
Wilkinson, J. A. 1834 1901 census reports show dob as 1825
Wilkinson, John Wesley
Oct 15, 1892 age 91 yrs
Wilkinson, Martha Nov 20, 1836 Jan 6, 1890  
Wilkinson, Mary A 1839 1916  
Wilkinson, Samantha P
Oct 7, 1888 age 75 yrs
Wilkinson, W. K.   Mar 10, 1896 age 67 yrs
Willard, Ruth Lillian Dec 5, 1914 Dec 13, 1914 death cert.
Willits, Alfred 1833 1911  
Willits, Clara E 1834 1907  
Wire, Nancy A 1845 1910 wf Seneca
Wire, Seneca 1831 1924 Civil WarVet Co F 88th Reg Camp Chase, Greensboro,OH
Woolly, Jane b   Jan 2, 1873 age 42 yrs

   This website is created 2006 by Bev Edwards & restructured by Deanna West - 2010.

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Updated 01 Jan 2014

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