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Melvindale in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery

 
 
Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
1. Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery Marker
Inscription. In this small cemetery are buried members of a pioneer family that settled this land in the 1820's. Many descendants still live in this area. Here lies Peter Wilhelm, who in 1827 or 1829 acquired Private Claim 49, an old French ribbon farm whose origins dated back into the 1700's. This land was part of that farm. Here are buried Peter's father, Nicholas, progenitor of the Wilhelm family in the United States; Peter's wife Salome; their son, Peter, Jr., and their grand-daughter, Adeline Reves. Others are buried here, but their names are now unknown. Since 1948 this site has been maintained by Melvindale as a historic site, possibly the oldest in the immediate vicinity of Detroit unchanged from its original use.
 
Erected by Michigan Historical Commission. (Marker Number L25.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Michigan Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 42° 17.276′ N, 83° 10.256′ W. Marker is in Melvindale, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Street and Reeves Drive, on the left when traveling south on Wall Street. Touch for map. The marker is 0.1 mile south of Greenfield Road. Marker is in this post office area: Melvindale MI 48122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
2. Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Ford Rouge Plant (approx. 1.6 miles away); 19th U. S. Infantry (approx. 1.7 miles away); Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (approx. 1.7 miles away); Shipbuilding Traditions (approx. 1.9 miles away); Civil War /Spanish War /World War (approx. 2.3 miles away); River Rouge War Memorial (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Neighborhood (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 22, 2015
3. Reves-Wilhelm Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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