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- Yoder-Bontrager Cemetery, Florence Township, St. Joseph County, Michigan, USA

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location:  Behind the church at the SW corner of Banker Street and Klinger Lake Road

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Grave 1 - Father, Jonas R. Bontrager, 1907 - 1988

Grave 2, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Yoder
Grave 2a - Joseph D., 1936 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 2b - Rosa D., 1932 - 1986

Grave 3, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Stauffer, Married Dec. 24, 1924
Grave 3a - Peter, 1897 - 1985
Grave 3b - Amanda, 1902 - 1991

Grave 4, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Stauffer, Married Dec. 24, 1924
Grave 4a - Peter, 1897 - 1985
Grave 4b - Amanda, 1902 - 1991

Grave 5, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Yoder, ? in the morning
Grave 5a - Ruben J., 1903 - 1984
Grave 5b - [intentionally left blank on marker]

Grave 6 - Mother, Barbara J. Schwartz, 1890 - 1976

Grave 7 - Father, John P. Schwartz, 1876 - 1966

Grave 8 - Diane Yoder, July 8, 1966

Grave 9 - Scooter, Faith Marie Harned, Aug. 18, 1996 - Jan. 2, 2000

Grave 10 - Ricky A. Velie, Feb. 5, 1948 - Feb. 13, 1991

Grave 11 - Gerald P. Smith, 1935 - 1997

Grave 12 - Jack P. Huffman, Jr., TEC 4 US Army, World War II, Dec. 18, 1919 - Jan. 3, 1994; Jack Huffman, Jr., 1919 Neller 1994

Grave 13 - Mother, Elsie Aldis Huffman, 1925, I am the resurrection and the life, whoever lives and believes in me shall never die, 1980

Grave 14, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Chupp
Grave 14a - Mary, Feb. 22, 1910 - June 21, 1985
Grave 14b - Edwin, Mar. 5, 1912 - Jan. 24, 1985

Grave 15 - Andrew Chupp, Nov. 2, 1918 - July 10, 1977, "How we loved him"

Grave 16 - Marvin D. Miller, Sept. 4, 1953 - July 5, 1963

Grave 17, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Miller
Grave 17a - Wife, Sarah, 1910 - [intentionally left blank on marker]
Grave 17b - Husband, Ammon J., 1902 - 1976

Grave 18 - Marvin Jay, son of Ammon & Sarah Miller, Dec. 12, 1952 - Nov. 22, 1956

Grave 19 - Ruben L. Bontrager, Feb. 9, 1868 - Nov. 17, 1963

Grave 20 - Our dear father, Harry R. Bontrager, April 5, 1904 - March 11, 1965

Grave 21 - Our dear mother, Amelia Yoder Bontrager, B. Oct. 11, 1906, D. Dec. 7, 1980

Grave 22 - Husband, Menno C. Schmucker, 1888 - 1967

Grave 23 - Wife, Lavina Schmucker Bontrager, 1894 - 1991

Grave 24 - Elizabeth Miller, 1892 - 1975

Grave 25 - Billy Campbell, Oct. 31, 1959

Grave 26, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Borkholder
Grave 26a - Jacob J., June 22, 1900 - Oct. 4, 1995
Grave 26b - Lizzieann, July 31, 1903 - July 13, 1994

Grave 27, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Overholt
Grave 27a - Eli A., 1901 - 1989
Grave 27b - Polly A., 1899 - 1991

Grave 28, two names on one marker, common inscription:  Miller, married ?
Grave 28a - John A., Feb. 16, 1896 - Nov. 25, 1981
Grave 28b - Susanna R., May 9, 1896 - Mar. 15, 1993

Grave 29 - LeRoy, son of Moses & Barbara Yoder, Born & Died July 28, 1956


Notes:  Details beyond simple text not as appears on original; comments appear in brackets: [ ]; "?" substituted for unknown letter(s)/word(s)/line(s); all graves transcribed and photographed; grave numbers for the convenience of the transcriber and photographer only; photographs taken 6 October 2001; transcription compiled from photographs.

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