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BRUCE COUNTY CEMETERIES

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Albermarle Township

Edgehill Cemetery

Edgehill Cemetery / Village of Colpoys Bay

 

This gateway donated by E.B. Ashcroft & C.H. Whicher In memory of their parents & friends 1945 View from the gates Memorial - better photo coming soon - my apologies View from the far end of the cemetery looking at the front

 

This large cemetery is located in Colpoy's Bay

Wilbert HYATT
Ellen ROBINSON
John E HYATT 1972
Maude HARDING 1975
Gracie Pearl WEIR 1963
George L. C. HYATT 1977
Weir E. HYATT 1978
  John SHACKLETON
         
  Alexander McNEILL 1932
Malcolm M. McNEILL 1956
  Richard W. FORBES 1888
Anna Bella SMITH 1870
Joseph GABLE 1936
         
Elizabeth (w/o Alfred Roger NORTH) 1878 Alfred Roger NORTH 1896 James WINTER 1874   Edna Mercedes COVENEY 1938 (w/o Allan J HOWE)

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Arran Township

Henderson New Community Methodist Cemetery

The HENDERSON New Community Methodist Cemetery   Concession 7

 

 

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Brant Township

Brocklebank Cemetery

 

THIS CEMETERY IS IN NEED OF A PRESERVATION / RESTORATION PROJECT!!!! 

As beautiful and historic as this cemetery is, this cemetery lies in an open area as well as in a "forested" area.  Some stones are broken. Trees are overtaking and toppling over stones.  The family that lives on the property cuts the grass and trims tree branches as they can, but your help is needed!  This cemetery is township operated.  If you're interested in taking on this cemetery, please contact Janet Jones (janet-jones@sympatico.ca).

PERHAPS A LETTER TO COUNCIL, THE CEMETERY BOARD AND TO THE EDITOR OF THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER MAY HELP THIS CEMETERY GET THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES!

This cemetery is located on the corner of Concession 4 and Hwy 25. Though it has over 40 stones, you will only see about 10 or so, the rest being in the "bush".  The only benefit to stones being in the bushed area - most of the stones are still nice and legible.  Here are some photos that will hopefully give you a sense of the beauty, yet disheartening display of this cemetery.

 

In Memory of The Pioneers of Brocklebank Methodist Church 1861-1907

(Back side reads: Donated by Harvey Brocklebank)

 
Eveline MAW (w/o W. H. BROCKLEBANK)   John P. ATTON and wife Elizabeth Margaret McNALLY  
 
Helen William CRAWFORD Gottleib HAASE Charlota HAASE
(confirmed by touch - wife of Gottleib Haase)
Children of John & Mary Ann BLUNDER (Eli, Elizabeth, Mary J)
 
    William
AXWORTHY
Lucinda Jane - dau of
Frank & Charlotte Axworthy
died Oct 13 1891 aged 3 mo 13 d
Born July 1, 1891
Lucinda WHITING w/o Richard AXWORTHY (native of Cornwals England)
 
BROCKELBANK
In memory of
Sarah A. Garbutt
beloved wife of
James Brocklbank
died May 5, 1894
aged 62 yrs 7 ms
dearest mother thou hast
left us.  Here they loss, we
deeply feel but tis God
who hath bereft us
be can all our sorrows heal.
 
In memory of James Brocklbank
died July 3, 1901
aged 72 yrs
they rest from their labour
and their works do follow them
Lydia Ann PULFORD (w/o Henry WILLIAMS) Thomas WILLIAMS (native of Ireland) William Henry
 
David WILLIAMS

Janet Jones with thanks to Bonnie Hoyer on clarification of the stones

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Old Bethel Methodist Cemetery (Prior)

 

This is a small abandoned cemetery just west of Walkerton Ontario. This is the former site of Old Bethel church and cemetery, a Primitive Methodist congregation. The cemetery is now an aggregation of the headstones, set upright in concrete. The most prominent families are Pryor and Grainger. They date mainly from the 1870s and 1880s and the stones resemble those of a similar aggregation at Carlsruhe.

 

Lucy PRIOR 07-Dec-1884 Ann (GREEN) IBSON 08-Jun-1860 George TAIT (native of Edinburgh Scotland) Joseph BACON George SMITH 02-Jul-1873
         
Mary Ann BACON 02-Jan-1864 Joseph JARVIS 08-Aug-1865 James PRYOR (native of Essex England) 1879

James A. PRYOR 24-Mar-1866
George A. PRYOR 12-Apr-1866
Feeby PRYOR 25-Dec-1866
(Children of Jas. & Susan PRYOR)
  James BACON 08-Jul-1871
         
Susanna BACON 25-Nov-1863 Isaac Elisha BACON 01-Dec-1864 William J. WILSON 15-Oct-1855 Caroline WILSON 27-Dec-1873 Margret FRASER 23-Sep-1874
         
William GRAINGER 24-Dec-1861 William MORTON 27-Feb-1873
Caroline MORTON 17-Oct-1858
Joseph I. GRAINGER 04-Apr-1859 George GRAINGER 28-Dec-1886
Mary GRAINGER 03-Dec-1878
Amelia 13-May-1878
Astella 25-Oct-1878
John GRAINGER 25-Jan-1885
Ann GRAINGER

Special thanks to Lyn Ibson for the photos and information!

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Methodist Cemetery

                       

This cemetery is located on Hwy 25 just a farm or two north of Brocklebank Cemetery (before Concession 4).  There is a path to the cemetery that is up on a bit of a hill.  It has three stones.

Wilhelmine
Wilhelm KUTZ
    John CORDS and Helena Sophia

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Walkerton Cemetery

 

Photo donated by: Sue Visser (Thanks Sue!)

And thanks to Lyn Ibson for the photos below!

William RICHARDSON
Helen ANDERSON
John James RICHARDSON
Bessie Alice GRAINGER
George Sinclair RICHARDSON
Nellie RICHARDSON
William LONG
Harriet Anne WILSON
Gertrude JASPER (w/o R. H. LONG)
James WILSON
Anne IBSON

 

With thanks to Case Vanderplas for the photos below!

Hugh C. BELL
Isla M. I. INGLIS
Marguerite TOLTON
Maurice METCALFE
Norma Irene (SACHS) ROUMEY Robert J. KAAKE
Ileen J. BANNERMAN
L. J. Wilford DIPPEL
Margaret McKAY
Peter DIPPEL
         
William BROCKLEBANK
wife Jane
Mille BROCKLEBANK
Stewart BELL
Harold C. WARD
William George BELL
Agnes Jane BROCKLEBANK
William Vane ROUMEY
Pearl F. KASTER
William J. ROUMEY
Mary W. VOIGT
Frank J. RUMIC
         
Johannah
Joseph SKELTON
Ruth
Elgin M. BELL
Marguerite L. BELL
Albert BELL
wife Lucy Emma
Elda Agnes BELL
Elden V. MILLER
Gordon M. BELL
Fannie MOFFATT

 

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Bruce Township

Inverhuron Cemetery

 
Donald MATHESON 1862-1956 (Family Plot) (Family Plot) father Jessie MATHESON
Donald J. MATHESON died 1917
         
John s/o Laughlin and Mary MATHESON died 15-Apr-1876 John MATHESON died 27-Sep-1866   Neil MATHESON John MATHESON 1865
Neil MATHESON 1874
John MATHESON 1876
Laughlin MATHESON
         
       
         
         

With thanks to Glenda for sharing these family stones!

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Cape Croker Reserve

Chippewas of Nawash

Cape Croker is a native reserve north of Wiarton.  This reserve has three cemeteries.

It is said that the native tradition of burial was to hang the skeletal remains in the trees.  Once the deceased's name was no longer spoken of, the remains were taken down and that person's spirit was released.  It has only been in the past generation or so that the practice of erecting monuments has taken place.

If you know someone who is buried in Cape Croker, please get in touch with Janet Jones at janet-jones@sympatico.ca

Cape Croker Cemetery

       

Many burial plots resembled this

and some merely had a wooden cross on a side of the plot on the ground.  After looking through the grounds, I believe many were buried here, but are lost in the unkempt grounds.  There were many small stones sticking out from the ground that I can only guess were marking stones of some sort.  The photos here are about the only ones I could find, aside from a few that were much newer.  If you have further information to provide on this cemetery, please contact the webmaster at janet-jones@sympatico.ca.

 
         
         
  
       
JONES JONES KEESHIG -- Peter Willis Keeshig  1893-1922 He Did for Freedom and Honour Private Willis Keeshig - 15 May 1922 In memory of our mother Lizzie Simon who died Oct 28, 1933 aged 86 years.
         
STRAPP -- Arthur Wright 1861-1923 Methodist Missionary His Wife Jane Bailey 1860-1937 Their Works Do Follow Them
 
James Charles McEwen MARTIN Jim NIIBIIDAHGABOO Feb 8, 1960-Mar 25, 1998 Vern C. Jones 1926-1972
Infant Daughter Caroline Bertha
In memory of Betsy the devoted wife of Rev. W. Herkisner (?) Wesleyan Missionary.  Who entered into rest Jan 10, 1870 Aged 60 years.
         
In memory of Mary, wife of John Tomau died May 2, 1894 aged 70 years. In memory of Charlotte beloved wife of Isaiah Pedoniquotte died .... E. A. Jones died July 17, 18?? aged 23 years also his infant son Alvin Le Clair died Sep 11, 1892 aged 10 m's In memory of Louis Johnson died Aug 6, 1899 A.E. 85 Yrs In memory of seven children of Louis M.... Johnson
         
Peter J. Lavalley Private 160 Battn C.E.F.  7 July 1986 Age 114 Una Evelyn Page Jan 10, 1911 - Dec 28, 1992 wife of Norman Peter Joshua Jones James J. Jones Lance Corporal Perth Regiment 3 February 1988 age 75 Robert L.P. Jones / 1935-1972 / beloved husband of / Vera M. Whiteye
William D. Jones / 1942 -1972 / beloved husband of / Nancy M. Osborne
PROULX Amelia Elizabeth Feb 15, 1899-July 25, 1988
    Janet Jones    

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Little Port Elgin Cemetery

There are many burials in this cemetery, however only some have stones or even crosses with identifying information.  There are even some homemade stones, however they are illegible now.  Many of the burials have unmarked crosses, and in several cases no memorial at all.  This cemetery is still active.  This cemetery is located directly across from the 3R's Store.

         
Howard E. CHEGAHNO died 20-Mar-1987 Jonah CHEGAHNO died 29-Apr-1955 Caroline (w/o Jonah CHEGAHNO) died 12-Jun-1972 Jacob ELLIOTT died 1909 ELLIOTT
         
  Evelyn Reta BRADD-CHEGAHNO died 20-Apr-1986 Rosalie Rose CHEGAHNO (w/o Lawrence WILHELM) died 1989 Solomon CHEGAHNO died 23-Jan-1944 Micheal LAVALLEY died 1979
         
Margaret WAUKEY (w/o David GOOD) died 1989 Millicent CHEGAHNO-DOUCET (SOLOMON) died 28-May-1997 Jessie Edna SMITH CHEGAHNO KEESHIG died 09-Feb-1999

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Carrick Township

 

Early Methodist Cemetery-Con 14 lot 14

 

The names of those buried are: CARTER, ROBINSON, LIEBLER, EWALD, AND TIMPSON.

Most of those buried here are children.

 

It appears these stones have been moved.  I've sent a photo of the intersection where I found them (by a quarry).  [Transcription states Early Methodist Cemetery, Lot 26, Con. 15, Carrick Township.]

           

 

Dau. of William & Mary CARTER died 08-Apr-1862 William John CARTER died 21-Jan-1864 Matilda CARTER died 1868 Thos. G. Robinson died 15-Jul-1870
Josephiene died 04-Apr-1870
 
         
   
Mary LIEBLER died 17-May-1873   Sarah J. TIMPSON died 06-Sep-1765 (d/o William and Sarah)   William Joseph EWALD died 08-Jul-1864
Infant son died 09-Feb-1862
(children of Daniel & Catharine EWALD)
         
         

*William Joseph, son of Daniel and Catharines EWALD died 8 July, 1864 1yr 6 m 19dy also infant son died 9 Feb 1862
*In Memory of Thos. G. ROBINSON died 15 July 1870 age 42y 6m 15d
*Joseph Henry died April 1870, age 5 days (same stone as above)
*Sarah J. d/o Wm. and Sarah TIMPSON died Sept 6, 1765???
*In Memory of Theodore and Frances who died 17 May 187--- age 2 weeks.

Thanks to Vicki M for the above photos and information!

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Prussian United Church Cemetery - Con. 4, Lot 33

 

 

The Prussian United Church dated from 1874-1937. This is also known as Reform Lutheran Cemetery.

The Cemetery which includes more than 47 stones on a acre plot in the shape of a cross was restored by the Schaus family.

Names of those buried in the cemetery are: Schaus, Dahm, Wagner, Unger, Hohf, Herr, Binkle, Ruhl, Keuster, Kraft, Pilger, Chresmare and Bhrend.

 

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St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Old Cemetery - Con. 11, Lot 20

 

 

St. John' s Lutheran Church - The first recorded service was held on December 26, 1861 at the home of George Wiseman on Concession 11, Lot 11.

St. John's was organized in 1862. The first funerals were in 1863, three children under the age of three years old in 1867, one child 1 month 8 days; another 1 month and 25 days.

The cornerstone of St. John's was laid on "Rogation Sunday" 1876 and the Church was dedicated in November of 1876. The Church had a large congregation until people coming a good distance built their own church at Walkerton in 1880 and 1887 in Mildmay.

The last service was held on March 28, 1974. A memorial service is held every July.

 

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St. John' s Lutheran Church - Con. 2, Lot 18

 

 

 

A small church was built early in 1870 on what then the William McGavin farm, now owned by Robert Hohnstein. Rev. H. Bruer, a pastor from Lauderbach, was their pastor. The church was closed about 1920 from lack of membership.

The cemetery was taken over by Carrick Township who were compelled to clean up the abandoned cemetery . In 1971 a motion was made to do this work.

Names found are: Albrecht, Burrow {Buhrow}, Loth, Huth, Ortman, Losch, Shearer, Brandt, Rehkoph, Gross , Remus and Hohnstein.

 

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Culross Township

Culross-Teeswater Cemetery

 

                   

 

This cemetery is located on concession #4, 1-1/4 miles south of Teeswater and 1-1/4 miles west of Highway #4 on Concession #4.

 

Wilfred THOMPSON
Sarah Arnetta EWING
Alice Hope STOVEL
William B. THOMPSON
Eliza Jane BELL

Thanks to David Thompson for the above photos and information!

 

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