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

Johnson Cemetery

 
 
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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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles 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
Johnson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
2. Johnson Cemetery Marker
Looking north on M-139
(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.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Johnson Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, April 29, 2013
3. Johnson Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 1, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 28 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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