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Near Niles in Berrien County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Johnson Cemetery

 
 
Johnson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
1. Johnson Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  John Johnson Sr. donated property for this cemetery in 1838. His son Samuel had been buried on the land in 1835. John Johnson Jr. was among the township's first white settlers. The Johnsons and many pioneers are buried here. All but 20 of the 211 graves, most marked with slabs or tablets, date from the nineteenth century. Nearly one-third are for children younger than ten years old, reflecting the hardship endured by pioneers.
 
Erected 2003 by Michigan Historical Commission - Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2112.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 41° 51.557′ N, 86° 16.22′ W. Marker is near Niles, Michigan, in Berrien County. Marker is on Old US 31 (State Highway 139) 0.3 miles south of Ullery Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Niles MI 49120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John and Horace Dodge / The Dodge Brothers (approx. 1˝ miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Niles Depot (approx. 1.8 miles away); Michigan Central Railroad Depot / Michigan Central Railroad Company (approx. 1.8 miles away); Niles - A Transportation Center (approx. 1.8 miles away); John B. Reddick Building (approx. 2.1 miles away); Niles Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Parrott Civil War Cannon (approx. 2.1 miles away); Second Baptist Church (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niles.
 
Johnson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
2. Johnson Cemetery Marker
Looking north on M-139
Johnson Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
3. Johnson Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 525 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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