Silverbrook Cemetery
Niles Township
Located in section 35 and 36, East side of Eleventh Street,
South of Main Street in Niles.

Silver Brook Entry

Brief History - In 1836 George N. Bond purchased 6 acres to be used as a public cemetery. The cemetery in modern day is over 60 acres. The entrance gates are the third entry gates used over the decades and are situated on the corner of Cherry and Main Street in Niles. Gates were designed by Judson Clay Webber, and constructed in 1926. Evart Leo Gonder built the stone entrance way and the Chime Tower. His signature style of his work is evident on each piece.   Many of his family, are laid to rest in this cemetery.
A plaque at the main entrance recognizes the first Cemetery Board in 1930: Judson Webber, Harry Fox, Charles E. Moon, Harry Mansfield and Fred A. Reynolds. In February of 2009 the Niles Star had an in depth article on this cemetery. Also pictured below is the Silverboork Abbey built in 1926.
The photos shown here are Cemetery Art and Stones taken by Teresa O'Riley and Chime Tower from the collection of Jim Hofstra


Bell Tower  
overview sign tomb
stones jones stone et al stones
office puppy office

A searchable data base for this cemetery can be used at http://www.friendsofsilverbrook.org/site3/. This is an excellent site
with many dedicated volunteers known as "The Friends of Silverbrook" Other than listing the few donated burials sent in by viewers, we have no intention
to do a large study on this cemetery, as the researchers have done a great job in cateloging and listing burials there.

SMALL PARTIAL DONATED LISTING BELOW

PARTIAL LISTING      
Name
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Notes/Comments
Anstiss, C E, Christopher     wife of Christopher
stone photo by Brett Hardesty
Anstiss, George 1851 1914  
Austin, John Miles Mar 20, 1855 Oct 3, 1948  
Austin, Phoebe Anna Aug 2, 1859 Feb 9, 1947  
Bachman, Elisa W.
1863
1864
Ernest A. Bachman Jr.
Bachman, J. Fredrick
1859
1861
Ernest A. Bachman Jr.
Bachman, Wilhelm H.
1867
1868
Ernest A. Bachman Jr.
Blake, Harry O 1889 1966  
Blake, Lena M 1884 1967  
Boyd, Jessie Nell
1914
16 Oct 2004

Britton, Earl LeRoy Apr 22, 1926 Oct 30, 1926  
Brown, Mary M
1909
21 Oct 2004

Bryarly, Harold Dale Jr.
22 Sept 1938
Elkhart, IN
27 Oct 1996
Mottville Twp., MI
Paula Wilson-Case
Bryarly, Nancy Lou. (Green)
7 Feb 1939
White Pigeon, MI
22 April 2006
Sturgis, MI
Paula Wilson-Case
Cochran, Betsey
1826
1885
Ann Marie Middleton
Cochran, Julia (Whiting)
11 Aug 1799
New Boston, Hillsboro, NH
4 May 1873
Niles, Berrien, MI
Ann Marie Middleton
Cochran, Oliver
1 June 1796
South Boston, Hillsboro, NH
9 Jan 1886
Niles, Berrien, MI
Ann Marie Middleton
Cochran, William Dexter
1823
Johnson, Lamoille, VT
16 Jan 1888
Niles, Hillsboro, MI
Ann Marie Middleton
Crumb, Elmer E 1863 1919  
Crumb, Myrtle 1868 1969 lived to 101 years
Fisher, Minnie (Knott) 1876 1949 wo Harvey
Fisher, Harvey L. 1870 1952
Fisher, Henry L infant 1906 infant son of Harvey & Minnie
Foster, Ellen (Atkinson)
1850
England
12 Jan 1928
Niles, Berrien County, MI
John Walker
Foster, Margaret (Johnson)
5 Aug 1822
Niles, Berrien County, MI
26 June 1888
Niles, Berrien County, MI
John Walker
Gallaspie, Neva E. Mayo July 28, 1914 November 26, 1982  
Gillaspie, Neva E. (Mayo/Green)
28 July 1914
Maple Grove, MI
26 Nov 1982
Niles, MI
Paula Wilson-Case
Goble, Doyle Ray
1938
26 Oct 2004

Goodman, Larry E (Animal)
1955
22 Oct 2004

Gordon, Jo Ann Sep 5, 1933 Jun 21, 1967  
Griffin, Isaac 1775 1856 Born Dutchess Co., NY
Griffin, Anne (Simpson) 1774 1938 wo Isaac
Hessey, Lisa Ann Jan 4, 1975 Dec 10, 1996 "She touched the
lives of Many"
Higby, Julia L 38 y 8 mo 12 d June 1, 1868 wo Thos. Douglass
Hodgson, Effie M 1880 1905 wo John J
Huggart, Calletta December 12, 1874 Oct 17, 1885 do James and Lottie (Wilson) Huggart
Contributed by Nelson Hill
Huggart, Dennis 1876 August 1876
(abt 1 month old)
so James and Lottie (Wilson) Huggart
monolith
Contributed by Nelson Hill
Huggart, Charlotte (Wilson) "Lottie" See Lottie Wilson below    
Hunstable, Annie P 22 yrs Aug 3, 1864 -
Hunstable, Augusta L 19 yrs Aug 12, 1855 -
Hunstable, Charles 30 yrs Feb 6, 1875 born Philadelphia, PA
Sgt. US Army
no stone
Hunstable, Flora age 22 yrs Mar 10, 1860 or 1862 Hunstable info from Annita Powell
Hunstable, Samuel P L 81 yrs 10 m 4 d Nov 13, 1893 Samuel Parkman Livingston Hunstable
Hunstable, Sarah E - May 8, 1871 do S & A V
Kaiser, Myron F (Dusty)
1915
24 Oct 2004
Died South Bend, IN
Kelly, Oliver H. 1865 1942  
Kelly , Iona Mae Lavanwey 1874 1941  
Kelly, Walter L 1916 1977  
Knott, Annia Catherine 74 yrs 7 mos 19 days May 17, 1899  
Knott, Ada May Leggett 1875 1941  
Knott, Catherine Elizabeth "Lizzie" 1820? 1891 wo Christopher
donated by Bob Lung
Knott, Charles F. 1869 1938  
Knott, Christopher 1810 1887 donated by Bob Lung
Knott, Emma L.W. Mar 29, 1882 July 1, 1911 do Wm & Ernestine Knott
Knott, Ernestine L 1842 (September per 1900 census) 1916 wife of John William Knott
Eva Caroline Knott April 20, 1848 Dec 10, 1902 wo Frederick
do Adam E Fisher
and Anna Reum
Knott, Frederick 1847 - 50 yrs 2 mos 4 days Nov 10, 1898 so John W and
Matilda Knott
Knott, Helen Augusta Jan 5, 1882 Nov 3, 1906 do Louis and
Mary Reum Knott
Knott, John William June 21, 1839 Jun 26, 1909 per death rec. so Christopher Knott
- born Germany
Germany spelling of
given name - Kristof
Knott, Ludwig F. Feb 18, 1847 - born Germany Nov 15, 1905 so William and Anna Knott
occupation is Mason
Knott, Marie Jan 18, 1899 Oct 5, 1903 do Charles and Louise Nadel Knott
Knott, Maria Christena 52 yrs 4 mos 6 days Aug 30, 1898 do Casper F. & Clara Reum
wo Ludwig F. Knott
Knott, Mary Ella 1880 1924  
Knott, Matilda 1875 1932 do Fred & Caroline
Census shows DOB 1876
Knott, Minnie 1870 1943 do Fred and Caroline
       
Mansfield, Annis 1894 1974  
Mansfield, William 1893 1983  

     
Ramsey, Kay M Oct 25, 1931 Oct 16, 1975  
Shockley, Elias J. Dec 6, 1872 Oct 31, 1924 married to Ellae Huff
Skalla, Paul 75 years Mar 10. 1929 born Manitowoc, WI
Sterner, Clara C Bachman age 69 years  Born Delaware
1900 census states June 1857 dob
Oct 28, 1929 nee Stewart
- Mrs. George Sterner
do Amos and Eliza Stewart
Strong, Leo C. 1892 1942  
Strong, Julia M. (Kelly) 1896 1970  
Swain, Robert Anslow 1881 1902  
Timble, Rowlin Dec 25, 1860 Nov 8, 1918 death cert.
Tonkin Sidney G. Sep 24, 1898 May 8, 1976  
Tonkin, Irene G. (Kelly) Feb 10, 1906 Jun 1, 1975  
Vanderboegh ,Christena Nov 8, 1927 May 5, 1988 Beloved wife of Robert
Vanderboegh, Danny D. Sep 19, 1926 Jan 20, 1978 M SGT US ARMY
WWII KOREA
VIETNAM
Vanderboegh, Robert H. May 2, 1928 Jan 2, 1990 S2 US NAVY WWII
Vanderbough, Robert G.
1915
1922

Venus, Lydia Reynolds    26 Sep 1864
stone photo by Brett Hardesty
Walters, Anna Christine (Knott) August 19, 1849 September 6, 1919  
Warner, Edwin Virgil age 47 years February 3, 1871  
Williams, Irene Courtney 1912 1999  
Wilson, C F (Calvin F) 1828 December 25, 1902 charter member of 1st- Black Masonic
Lodge in Michigan - chairperson
in 1867
Wilson, Henrietta 1836 April 17,. 1905 wo Calvin
no stone
Contributed by Nelson Hill
Wilson, Lottie January 9, 1854 January 16, 1914 do Calvin & Lottie
Bond Section, Block 1, Lot 12, Grave 3
Wolford, Mary (Britton) 1900 1978  
Wolford, Raymond M 1902 1978  
Wood, Louisa E 1888 1961  
Wood, Earl E 1880 1930  
Wutzke, Helmut
June 4, 1930
21 Oct 2004
Died Cassopolis, MI
Other possible research sources and publications see our main cemetery list.
Updated 19 Jul 2013 by William Brackett

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