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Near Silver Lake in Kosciusko County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gospel Hill Cemetery

Established 1839

 

— Indiana Cemetery Heritage —

 
Gospel Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ronald Rhoades, June 22, 2019
1. Gospel Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  A Historic Cemetery Listed in Indiana's Cemetery and Burial Grounds Registry of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Installed 2009 Indiana Historical Bureau and Lake Township Trustee Molly Bradford
 
Erected 2009 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Lake Township Supervisor Molly Bradford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 41° 4.896′ N, 85° 50.37′ W. Marker is near Silver Lake, Indiana, in Kosciusko County. Marker can be reached from West 1050 South, 0.3 miles west of County Farm Road. This cemetery can be reached by driving from County Farm Road onto paved road 1050S to its end; then right turn onto an unimproved dirt road northerly until reaching the cemetery, approximately 150 yards/meters. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Silver Lake IN 46982, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brethren Annual Meetings (approx. 6.3 miles away); Thomas Riley Marshall (approx. 6˝ miles away); Site of Cowen Grove Seminary

Gospel Hill Cemetery Marker and View of Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ronald Rhoades, June 22, 2019
2. Gospel Hill Cemetery Marker and View of Cemetery
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(approx. 10.7 miles away); Methodism in Warsaw (approx. 10.8 miles away); Kosciusko County Jail (approx. 10.8 miles away); Kosciusko County Civil War Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away); Kosciusko County War Memorial (approx. 10.9 miles away); Indiana’s Glacier Lakes (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. List of Persons Buried at Gospel Hill. This list includes individuals from prominent pioneer families with surnames such as Rhoades, Beigh, Zellers, Snoke, Carper, Wuchter, Shireman, Protsman, Leffell and Heldebrand. (Submitted on June 28, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.) 

2. Indiana Cemetery Structural Survey of Gospel Hill Cemetery. This site provides official geographic and physical survey data about the site and its condition. It holds archaeological information and one must enter the Internet site as a guest. (Submitted on June 28, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.) 
 
Additional commentary.
1. Indiana Kosciusko County Pioneers
The Kosciusko County Historical Society (KCHS) has now recognized the Rhoades and Beigh settlers arriving prior to 1850 as Pioneers, settling in Clay and Lake Township. Several of those pioneers are buried at Gospel Hill Cemetery. The validating documents are located in the KCHS Genealogy Section in Warsaw, IN. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor
Gospel Hill Cemetery View from County Farm Road Looking West image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ronald Rhoades, June 22, 2019
3. Gospel Hill Cemetery View from County Farm Road Looking West
   
    — Submitted August 22, 2021, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.

2. Original Graveyard Deed and First Burial
This area was tribal grounds of the American Native Pottawatomi Indians, and it was ceded to the United States Government in 1832. In 1836 Kosciusko County was formed by the State of Indiana. In 1839 Henry Rhoades Sr. acquired 160 acres of land in this area and in 1848 deeded the Gospel Hill graveyard parcel to Kosciusko County and Clay (now Lake) Township for the Union Church site and burial ground. The first burial on this hill top was Danfred Rhoades, 1- week old son of John Rhoades and Catherine (Willow) Rhoades in January 1841 (prior to the formal burial site designation).
    — Submitted August 28, 2021, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.

 
Additional keywords. Kosciusko County, Indiana IC 23-14-68, Parcel 035-037-001
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 27, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.   2. submitted on June 28, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan.   3. submitted on July 2, 2019, by Ronald Rhoades of Holland, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 19, 2022