North Shore MemoryGardens
Located on M-63 in Hagar Township.

The Cemetery was developed in about 1953 and was own and operated by a private corporation. Located about 6 miles North of Benton Harbor. At that time it was carved out of the William Anderson Farm and boasted 20 acres of ground. This cemetery is noted for its flush type markers, which allows for easier maintenance. First burial at the new cemetery was that of Mr. Charles Pullins who died November 29, 1953 and was buried on or about December 2, 1953. Two of the first areas, as all would be later, are after the events of Christ. The first burial area was named Christus Circle and then the second being Gethsemene. In the December 1953 articles it was stated that there would be 8 garden areas in total with the ability to receive 2,500 burials.

If you would like to submit additional information to the North Shore Memory Gardens,
please E-mail me with the information on burials that you would like to contribute from your family records.
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Photos by: Teresa O'Riley

sign overview

SMALL PARTIAL LISTINGS BELOW
Work in Progress
* stones that were origially mislisted under Curtis Cemetery on some other non-connected sites.

Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Notes/Comments
Apple, Betty Jean (Gilbert) 5 Oct 1923
5 Nov 1983
St. Joseph
Kathy Warren
* Arndt, Erma 1910 1981 wo Henry
* Arndt, Henry 1901 1956  
* Ashoff, Henry C Sep 22, 1887 Sep 20. 1957 wed Haddie (Wingard) Lingle
Nov 11, 1911
* Bauschke, Minnie Apr 8, 1884 Feb 4, 1964  
* Bauschke, Philip July 22, 1876 Mar 7, 1957  
* Bauschke, Wanda Feb 18, 1921 Oct 19, 1974  
* Beason, John H Sr Sep 15, 1891 Mar 13, 1955  
* Bessert, Rev. Gustav , D.D. Feb 1, 1873 Feb 17, 1958  
* Bessert, Rev. Kate D. D. 1872 Feb 19, 1957  
* Bridges, Emory E Oct 14, 1882 Nov 18, 1958  
* Bruff, Vicki & Ricky June 9, 1958 June 9, 1958  
* Chase, Hely Russell 1892 1953  
* Clem, Harold Jr Sep 26, 1919 Mar 9 , 1955  
* Cole, Loren, J Dec 24, 1922 Oct 14, 1959  
* Collis, Dan E Feb 16, 1908 Mar 16, 1957  
* Cox, Walter E Feb 13, 1938 Sept 26, 1956  
* Crago, Cary G. 1900 1956  
* Daisy, Agnes, M July 22, 1893 Nov 26, 1969
* Daisy, Dan July 15, 1877 Feb 11, 1959  
* Dean, Albert M Feb 13, 1908 Sep 16, 1957  
* Dean, Rebecca Lee June 9, 1953 Mar 23, 1955  
Dumond, Louis Alexandre
6 September 1935
7 January 1990
Burial 10 Jan 1990
(NoHeadstone) Bev Edwards
* Fredrick, Anne Nov 15, 1895 Dec 30, 1955  
Gilbert, Alton L.
13 Aug 1990 St. Joseph
Burial: 16 Aug 1990
Kathy Warren
Gilbert, Burton D.
22 Sept 1973 Benton Harbor
Burial: 25 Sept 1973
Kathy Warren
Gilbert, Robert Louis
27 January 1934
3 November 1972
Burial 6 November 1972
(NoHeadstone) Bev Edwards
* Grabowski, John Edward Dec 17, 1957 Dec 20, 1957 3 day old so John Grabowski
* Grabowski, Joseph Michael Nov 5, 1959 Nov 6, 1959 10 hours old
so John Grabowski
Grau, Edward Peter
22 February 1899
29 October 1975
Link for more info
Grau, Minnie Margaret (Wyman)
19 June 1903
29 May 1988
Link for more info
* Hays, Bonnie Sue Mar 20, 1935 Aug 25, 1957  
* Hill, Vernon E Apr 27, 1903 Feb 28, 1955  
* Holmes, Vernon W Apr 23, 1900 Dec 21, 1957 WWI Vet
* Hubbard, Stephen      
       
* Jahnke, Reinhold June 7, 1903 Sept 10, 1959  
Jewell, Doris (Arend) 17 Mar 1921 - (South Bend, IN) 25 Aug 2009-(Stevensville, MI) cont. by: Dennis Arend
They married 19 Aug 1942
St. Joseph, MI.
Jewell, R. Eugene 6 Jul 1920 (Terre Haute, IN) 11 Jun 1987 (Oakwood, GA) Husb. of Doris Arend Jewell
* Keissling, Lewis M Sept 21, 1915 April 2, 1955 Vet US Navy WWII
* Krenzien, Robert Rev. June 26, 1971 Sept 4, 1957  
* Kuball, Walter W Mar 3, 1908 Feb 10, 1959  
* Lohraff, William C July 19, 1902 Mar 14, 1958  
* Longpre, Cecelia G May 14, 1892 July 31, 1969  
* Martin, William T June 6, 1882 Dec 29, 1955  
* McAndrew, Gideon Dec 24, 1920 Apr 13, 1958 WW II Vet enlisted in Arkansas
* McGowen, Luella Dec 20, 1890 Sep 11, 1957  
* Mix, Albert W Apr 6, 1912 May 14, 1956  
* Mosier, Paul A 1906 1957 born Sep 17, 1907
died Sep 9, 1957 obit
* Nernberg, Emily Mar 20, 1918 Mar 25, 1959  
* Ott, Milo L May 11, 1882 May 11, 1958 per photo & obit
* Ott, Patricia Ann Jan 12, 1935 Dec 4, 1956 took maiden name back after divorce from Krieger.
do Arthur Ott
* Pritchett, Will Aug 25, 1882 Apr 24, 1956 photo + obit
Pullins, Charles Nov 26, 1893 November 29, 1953 1st burial in this cemetery
Roraback, Ruth Mrs age 69 yrs Dec 7, 1953 date of obit  
* Russell, Henry C Nov 20, 1897 Aug 10, 1955 photo + obit
* Russell, Mamie E Dec 10, 1895 Jan 4, 1990  
* Schuhknecht, Patricia Ann Oct 30, 1957 Sept 17, 1958 died from traffic accident
do Mr & Mrs Wilbur Schuhknecht
* Short, Minerva Oct 30, 1884 Nov 8, 1957 born Cape Girardeau, MO
* Smith, Laura B Aug 28, 1890 Nov 15, 1956 photo + Obit
wf of Harry
* Spitzer, Mary E Aug 24, 1878 Aug 27, 1956 obit + photo
Spooner, Bernice Elise Chesher
8 Sep 1901
1 Oct 1973 St. Joseph
Burial: 3 Oct 1973
Deanna West
Spooner, Kay
31 March 1925
St. Joseph
22 April 1991 St. Joseph
Burial: April 1991
Deanna West
Spooner, Talma
18 July 1904
Benton Harbor
16 Dec 1987 Benton Harbor
Burial: Dec 1987
Deanna West
Spooner, Thomas Robert
6 July 1929
Benton Harbor
1969 Chicago, Illinois
Burial: 1969
Deanna West
* Stanford, Harold S January 7, 1894 Nov 21, 1964 WWI Vet
enlisted Mich. Pfc
Co E 337 Inf.
* Thomas, Jeannie Jan 31, 1959 July 17, 1959  
Trux, Glen Sr   Dec 14, 1953 date of obit  
* Wavro, George Dec 8, 1888 Jan 28, 1959 photo + obit
* Weaver, La Verne Dec 27, 1933 May 10. 1955 photo + obit
mother of 3 small children
* Wertz, Clara Mrs. Milton Sep 25, 1878 Mar 10, 1956 nee Schmuhl
m1. Louis Felgner he d. May 8, 1917
m2. Milton Wertz
photo and obit
* Wilson, Grace L Rev. May 14, 1903 May 14, 1957 photo + Obit
* Wilson, Paul E. Rev Dec 27, 1903 Oct 9, 1955 pastor of Bethel Tabernacle on Hall Street - heart attack
photo + obit
* Wyman, Otto L Dec 7, 1915 Jan 2, 1958 photo + Obit
WWII Vet USNR
CM3
born Cathay, ND
* Young, Loren C Jr. Feb 8. 1946 Feb 15. 1956  
* Zuhl, Sophia V Nov 1, 1902 May 8, 1955 photo + Obit

under notes, photo + obit indicates a photo of stone is available for view in the Michigan Tombstone project
and an obit is on line on ancestry.com

Below is a partial listing
contributed from the research files of William Brackett at brackettwilliam@yahoo.com

North Shore Memory Gardens Hagar Twsp Berrien Co. Michigan              
        Birth         Death        
Last Name First Name Middle Name Suffix Maiden Name Month Day Year Month Day Year Plot Inscription Notes
Ells Edith     Yeske       12 15 2002      
Hauch Henry       12 31 1883 5 10 1961      
King Bertha     Schlack     1896 2 13 1974      
Wooldridge Earl B.     6 26 1914 1 2 1979      
Wooldridge Mary       1 30 1919 8 23 1966     Husband of Mary
                          Wife of Earl
Other possible research sources and publications see our main cemetery list.

 

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