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Kokopelli (#47139580)
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Bio Photo Native American Member who enjoys research.

We are more than happy to transfer ownership of any entries created if they are not realted to our famalies already.

Our interest our found in Walker & Odeiman family names and, The 1st Michigan Sharpshooters, Company K, of the Civil War, 1861-1865. A Native American regiment of Michigan who saw battle in The Battle Of The Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Siege Of Petersburg.

A fire in Emmet County Michigan in Cross Village at Holy Cross Rectory burned all vital records to local cemeteries on Febuary 23, 1970

To add to the confusion in researching our Odeimin ancstors, when a death certificate reads "Cross Village," as a place of burial, this could mean:

1) Old Indian at 6100 N Wadsworth Street in Cross Village. Today this is considered the Father Weikamp Cemetery and enclosed by a cyclone fence.

2) Holy Cross Parish Cemetery located just outside Cross Village on W. Levering Road.

3) Old Indian Cemetery AKA, Anamiewatigoing located on Oak Drive

The Native American Cemetery at 6100 N. Wadsworth Street was condemed by the board of health in 1948.

This small plot of land contains hundreds of Indian burials. Our ancestors are in fact, still there but the markers have been removed after the cemetery became full. It is still consecrated ground.

It is very likely that our Odeimin relatves are in the the old Indian cemetery, now known as Fr. Wykeimp Cemetery, If our relatives died before condemnation in 1948.

Feel free to copy,use and share any image which we have published on any memorial. History belong to the people, not just any one individual.

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Dan Castle
Harrison Castle

My Bad! You may remove Harrison Castle from your virtual cemetery as he served with Berdan's 1st United States Sharpshooters Co. K and NOT with the 1st Michigan sharpshooters. sorry for the confusion. Thanks. Dan
Added by Dan Castle on May 04, 2017 11:59 AM
Dan Castle
Co. K 1st Michigan Sharpshooters
I would like to add to your virtual cemetery my great grand uncle's memorial to this cemetery. The memorial number is 80696455. Thank you. Dan Castle
Added by Dan Castle on Apr 26, 2017 6:15 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Samuel Geer
Thank you for adding the info to his page. I had a page for his little grandson in St. Andrew's cemetery in Grand Rapids and wanted to find the parents. One thing led to another and I found Samuel's wife and son living out in Oregon. It seems to be more humanizing when someone dies alone as Samuel did to give him family and a story.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Sep 30, 2016 2:59 PM
Joyce McClain
Lee Otto
Lee Otto and Delia Bennett were divorced. Lee's death record said he was buried in the Northport Cemetery, Leelanau Co...but there isn't a record of his burial there. Delia married Walter Chippewa in 1921 Isabella Co...she died Feb 1940 in Isabella Co. There isn't a record of her burial.
Added by Joyce McClain on Sep 08, 2016 11:31 AM
wanda nevills
Thank you so much for the information on Greensky Hill Cemetery. I will put my Andrews in that cemetery. I wish they would put the old names of the cemeteries on with the new name it would help so much. I do has much research has I can to put these people were they belong. I just don't what them forgotten. Thank you so much fore the information if I run a cross another Susan Lake Cemetery I will know were to put them. Thank you wanda
Added by wanda nevills on Jan 30, 2016 4:31 AM
Petoskey History
RE: Bill Peters
Hello, again.

So sorry, but I have not been able to get to the copy center to make a digitel copy of Bill Peter’s photo in his ceremonial dress. I still plan to do this a.s.p. Have a great 2016! Punky
Added by Petoskey History on Jan 08, 2016 11:11 PM
Petoskey History
Bill Peters Photo and Delay
Hello! This past week I ran out of time. I will try to get a copy of the photo and send it to you this coming week. Best wishes! Punky
Added by Petoskey History on Oct 30, 2015 1:46 AM
Petoskey History
Lucy Trotochaud Duvernay

For: Scott

Please check this over for any additions or substractions when you get a chance. Thanks! Punky

Lucy Trotochaud Duvernay

The daughter of Trocho, the Native American who donated the old Indian Church in Petoskey?

Created by: Petoskey History 1852-20...
Record added: Jun 11, 2015
Find A Grave Memorial# 147704819
Added by Petoskey History on Oct 19, 2015 4:16 AM
Petoskey History
RE: Bill Peters
Scott. I was so happy to hear from you! I loved all you said and will reply once I have the photo copied of Bill Peters. I want it to be as clear as possible, so I am having a print shop make a JPEG copy of it. It should be completed and sent to you this week. Like you, I think we should stay in touch. We no doubt know many of the same Native Americans, and one I have admired for so long. I was concerned something had happened to you, so I went ahead and made a memorial for Bill. I figured if you had died, and then I died, no one would be around to remember him properly. But thank goodness that’s not the case! When I send you the JPEG copy of Bill’s photo, I will also post it on the memorial I mad for him and send you the data you had sent to me about him. Now I have to find it! Thanks so much for getting back to me. I look forward to having you as a historical contact. We can trade information. And speaking of that, once everything about Bill is up, I still can transfer the memorial to you. Best wishes.
Added by Petoskey History on Oct 19, 2015 2:48 AM
Petoskey History
RE: The road to Andersonville, A story about Company K
This is so very interesting. If it is okay with you I would like to send a copy of this to Karl Crawford, the superintendent at Greenwood Cemetery. He is very much into all of this and would be an excellent source––also, I have another source “David" who may prove most helpful. Both Karl and David write beautiful and meaningful accounts of the individuals from Michigan who took part in the Civil War. (You get the facts, but most touching, is that they are delivered in context of the human beings unique personalities.) Btw, so far as I know, all of the old newspapers are housed up at Greenwood. I learned all about this when Karl Crawford was the featured speaker at the Little Traverse Historical Museum. You would have loved his talk. Punky
Added by Petoskey History on Oct 19, 2015 2:37 AM
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