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OLD INDIAN CEMETERY....
Bay Shore, Emmet County, Michigan

This information generously provided by ECGS member Donna Johnson
2 February 1999

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Picture of the Old Indian Cemetery

History: The earliest record is a tax assessment record from 1876, Bear Creek Township, which gives the name of John B. SHAGONABY as payee of the taxes on the 38 acre parcel. The next record is also a tax assessment record from 1878, Bear Creek Township, when QUAYSHAYSNOQUAY paid the taxes. This same person, (albeit the name terribly misspelled), appears as the first landowner out of federal holding as an allotment per the treaty of 1855 and recorded 13 January 1872. Then, in 1882, a priest by the name of Phillip ZORN, paid taxes from 1882-1884 and purchased property for an Indian Church. The church was never built and the property is now a Catholic Cemetery- predominantly an Indian burial place but rarely used. A few markers remain on the steep hillside which is located on Old U.S. 31 between Horton Bay and Bay Shore in Emmet County, MI. Starting in 1882, the parcel is much smaller, 16 acres which roughly corresponds to the present day configuration. This cemetery became part of Resort Twp. in 1897. It was Bear Creek Twp prior to this date.

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Name Age Date of Death Funeral Home
ANDREWS, Lucie 12-8-13 10/30/1909 Stone
BLACK, Antoine - 6/12/1906 Henika
BLACK, Child(Antoine) 3-0-0 1-6-1905 Henika
BLACK, Child (Antoine) 1-3-0 6/17/1905 Henika
DECKERMAN, Frederick 0-4-0 8/17/1913 Henika
GILBERT, Mary 6-0-0 3/3/1921 Stone
GILBERT, Peter 38-0-0 9/1/1906 Henika
KESHWAS, Joseph 4-0-0 3/3/1921 Henika
KEWEXKUM, Joseph 67-0-0 3/30/1913 Stone
LEO, Paul 0-0-8 9/28/1904 Henika
MITCHELL, Charles 1-0-0 11/25/1900 Henika
MITCHELL, Enos 0-0-0 12/25/1905 Henika
NEWMAN, Mary SCHAKANAY 67-0-0 10/7/1911 Henika
OBASEOM, Benjamin 80-0-0 1/9/1932 Stone
PAUL, Amelia 30-0-0 1/19/1903 Henika
PAUL, Jerry 15-0-0 7/27/1910 Henika
PAUL, John 29-0-0 10/15/1902 Henika
PAUL, Peter 36-0-0 2/14/1909 Stone
SHAGNABY, ? 50-0-0 3/30/1908 Stone
SHAGNABY, Mary Elizabeth 0-3-0 8/5/1907 Henika
SHAKNANABY, Mary 30-0-0 1/24/1901 Henika
SINGBY, Mary 85-0-0 8/19/1913 Stone
THOMPSON, Julia 40-0-0 10/25/1906 Henika
TOPKEY, Clifford 0-10-0 9/9/1913 Henika
WASAKUM, James 32-0-0 9/11/1922 Henika

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