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Center Line in Macomb County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Saint Clement Cemetery

 
 
Saint Clement Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 1, 2017
1. Saint Clement Cemetery Marker
Inscription. St. Clement Catholic Church served as the center of community life for the Belgian, German, Polish, French, and Irish Catholics who settled at Kunrod's Corner during the mid-nineteenth century. This cemetery originated as the parish's burying ground, where primarily church members are interred. The earliest known burial dates from March 27, 1854. More than 800 graves date from the nineteenth century. The inscriptions on the grave markers not only confirm Center Line's diverse ethnic origins, they reflect the names of some of Macomb County's earliest settlers and most notable families. Members of the Groesbeck and Schoenherr families are buried here, as is Joseph Buechel, who built the first general store, and Hieronymus Englemann, Center Line's first postmaster.
 
Erected 2006 by Michigan Historical Commission-Michigan Historical Center. (Marker Number L2174.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 28.857′ N, 83° 1.379′ W. Marker is in Center Line, Michigan, in Macomb County. Marker is on Engelman Street 0.2 miles east of Van Dyke (State Highway 53), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Center Line MI 48015, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Saint Clement Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 1, 2017
2. Saint Clement Cemetery and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Clement Catholic Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); The John Theisen House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Arsenal Acres (approx. 1.3 miles away); Detroit Arsenal Tank Plant (was approx. 1.3 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Behrns-Qualmann Farmhouse (approx. 1.4 miles away); Base Line Feed Store (approx. 2.1 miles away); Governor Alex J. Groesbeck (approx. 2.4 miles away); General Motors Technical Center (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Saint Clement Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel Seewald, July 1, 2017
3. Saint Clement Cemetery
View of a section of the cemetery with some of the oldest headstones.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2017, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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