Nottawa Township Clerk Deaths Isabella County

Modified on Tuesday, 09 October 2012 12:58 PM by Patricia Hamp — Categorized as: Cemeteries, Deaths

INDIAN BURIALS IN NOTTAWA INDIAN CEMETERY (RED MAN CEMETERY)

Note: Links included below to the death records at SeekingMichigan.org are broken due to a change at that site.

Land for the cemetery was deeded 15 Jun 1875. David Ford and his wife, Margery J. (Hyslop) of Berrien Co., MI deeded the land to The Board of Health of Nottawa. The record is found in Liber 43, page 365, and sold for the sum of $200.00. The description reads as follows: Five acres of land on the North half of the South East quarter of Section Three (3) Town fifteen (15) and North Range five (5) West Commencing on the North East corner of Said description, then running South forty (40) rods. Thence west twenty (20) rods. Thence North forty (40) rods...Thence East twenty (20) rods to the place of beginning, for the use of Said township for a Cemetery.

There are six headstones in the cemetery....none of which exactly match the interments, however, there may be some clues. The headstone of JOHN and MARY, may be John and Mary Pego...LILIAN TAHQUEGH may be Lilian Gruett ...HELEN WAWABOSWAY may be the wife of Joseph Akenbell. SAM FISH did live in Nottawa Twp. during his early years. DANIEL JONES' death was recorded at the court house. WM. CHIPPEWA d. 04 Jul 1908.


These records of deaths were copied from the Nottawa Township Clerks records.




Woodland Rosebush or Nippising Cemetery

These deaths which occurred in Nottawa Township may have been buried in the Woodland Cemetery (Rosebush Cemetery) or Nippising Cemetery.




Two Rivers Cemetery or Caldwell Cemetery, Deerfield Twp.


Fairview Cemetery, Weidman

Fairview Cemetery, Weidman, was deeded to Board of Health Nottawa Twp. 26 Nov 1897. Recorded in Liber 71, page 85. Sec 18 T 15 R 5. Plot 4. Most burials were in the same general location...Lot 44 in Row 5, Lots 40, 37 in Row 4, Lots 21, 22, 24 and 27 in Row 3. Lots 23, 38 and 39 may also have Indian burials. Sexton records are missing ca 1905-1925.


Data entered by Joyce McClain from Nottawa Township Clerk Deaths, Isabella County, Michigan. 2012