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- Harmonia Cemetery, Bedford Township, Calhoun County, Michigan, USA

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directions:  From M-96 (Dickman Road) between Augusta and Springfield in the Fort Custer Industrial Park, take Brydges Road North.  (North is the only direction this road goes.)  Just before the sharp turn East, there will be an old, unmaintained military fort road on the West side which continues North up a hill.  The cemetery is located at the top of the hill on the left.

[cemetery sign]

condition:  unkept, badly vandalized

guide:  transcriptions from North to South, West to East


Grave 1, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Bevier
Grave 1a - Robert R., 1840 - 1875
Grave 1b - Melissa A., 1843 - 1914

Grave 2 - Libbie E., Wife of E. White, Died Nov. 11, 1865, AE. 10 yr [9] ms. & 7 ds

Grave 3 - Carrie, Wife of E. White, Died May 31, 1861, ? 18??, AE. 3? y'rs ?

Grave 3(i) - [human artifact, unknown if grave marker]

Grave 4 - Clevenger

Grave 5 - Wilde [additional view]

Grave 5(i) - ?asiah Wilde, Mar. 28, 1810 - Jan. 20, 1887

Family Plot marker, Graves 6 through 9 (inclusive), with two plot border blocks, common inscription:  Terry [additional view]

Grave 6, hand-carved, unknown if grave or if graffiti - Thiessen + A [Greek omega] + 1984

Grave 7 - Franklin L., 1842 - 19[intentially left blank on marker]; Ida May, 1852 - 1890 [additional view]

Grave 8 - Henry J., Son of Jas. J. & Janee Terry, Nov. 23, ? [A]E. 22 Yrs, 4 Mo and 20 days

Grave 9 - Oct. 18, 1871, AE. 2 m's & 18 d's

Grave 10 - Luther Wright, Born July 19, 1821, Died Nov. 2, 1888. ? man, a father ? faithful and he's sleeping here.  Thiessen; AB & Son Has??os

Grave 11 - Johnnie. [additional view]

Grave 11(i) - T. M.

Grave 12 - Guy McCreary, 1868 - 1891. Byington. Camp 55 S of V

Grave 13 - [human artifact, appears to be grave marker base]

Grave 14 - Mead; Thomas Mead, Died May 17, 1879, AE. 75 yrs [additional view]

Grave 15 - [human artifact, appears to be grave marker base]

Grave 16 - H.M.W.

Grave 17 - Mother, Anna Scott O'Malley, 1840 - 1874

Grave 18 - [human artifact, unknown if grave]

Family Plot marker, Graves 19 through 23 (inclusive), common inscription:  M; Mead

Grave 19 - William W. Mead, 1839 - 1902

Grave 20 - Nellie, 1864 - 1868

Grave 21 - Nellie, Wife of Wm. Mead, 1827 - 1864

Grave 22 - Augusta F., Wife of Wm. Mead, 1834 - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 23 - Martha, 1866 - 1868

Grave 24 - ? wife of ? died ?

Grave 25 - ?E ? Cox, Died Nov. ?6, 18[0]8. [A]E. 3 y'rs, 1 mo & 26 d's [symbol]

Grave 26 - [illegible] [symbol]

Grave 27 - Belia?. ? [symbol]

Grave 28 - Elmer J. Smith, Aug. 21, 1858 - Apr. 19, 1903

Grave 29 - [human artifact, appears to be grave marker base]

Grave 30 - Adrian; Henry Adrian, Born Apr. 7, 1841, Died Mar. 9, 1893 ? Mary, His wife, Born Aug. 7, 1847, Died Mar. 20, 1903 ? [additional view] [additional view]

Grave 31 - Martha L. Ludeman, 1875 - 1957

Grave 32 - [human artifact, appears to be grave marker base]

Grave 33 - Mother, Maryann Garmen, 1834 - 1909 ?

Grave 34 - Father, John E. Garmer, 1832 - 1899

Grave 34(i) - Sawtell

Grave 35 - Gladys L., Dau of Guy & Nellie Mead, Dec. 29, 1897 - Sept. 20, 1899

Family Plot marker, Graves 36 & 37 (inclusive), common inscription:  Bradley

Grave 36 - Martha E., 1850 - 1881

Grave 37 - Eunice T., 1841 - 1911

Grave 38 - Henry Sampson, Mar. 3, 1862 - Sept. 18, 1902

Family Plot marker, including Grave 39, common inscription:  Susan P., Wife of John Forshey, Born at ? in Madison Co. N.Y., Jan. 7, 1809; Forshey; John Forshey, Born in Ba? Portage Co. Ohio, Aug. 8, 1808; Porter ?, Died Sept. 21, 1889, Age ? Yrs. [with four plot border blocks inscribed:]  73

Grave 39 - Porter [additional view]

Family Plot marker, Graves 40 through 42 (inclusive), common inscription:  Brown [additional view]

Grave 40 - Clay, Sept. 12, 1868 - Dec. 16, 1876

Grave 41 - Susan L., July 2, 1836 - Mar. 17, 1899

Grave 42 - Charles H., Apr. 19, 1832 - June 5, 1881

Grave 43 - Little Stella ?


Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); comments appear in brackets: [ ]; transcription compiled and photographs taken in July 2000; all locatable graves photographed; visitors are urged to take precautions against poison oak/ivy; road leading to cemetery is posted No Trespassing; cemetery itself is surrounded by a ten foot high fence crowned with barbed wire ; however, holes have been cut in the fence allowing ingress and egress.  A brief history about Harmonia may provide more information.

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