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Bethel Cemetery Biographies

 

All of the people listed on this page are buried in Bethel Cemetery, LaGrange County, Indiana.  The first line of each biography includes what is written on the tombstone, courtesy of Bev Draper’s Diggins in Indiana web site, and the row and plot number of burial.  This means that women will be listed under the surname of their last husband.  If you have more information on any of these people, or you have any corrections, please contact me.

 

Caldwell

Anna N. Caldwell, 1868-1953.  Row 13, plot 2.

Anna Nancy Caldwell was born in Aug 1868 in Indiana.  She was the daughter of William Poynter and Elizabeth.  See John H. Caldwell (1868-1896).

 

Charles T. Caldwell, 1865-1934.  Row 13, plot 4.

Charles Thomas Caldwell was born Dec 1865 in LaGrange County, Indiana.  He was the son of James Boyd Caldwell (1829-1904) and Elizabeth Snyder(1839-1918).  He was still single and living with his parents in 1900.  He died in 1934 at the age of 68. 

 

Clifford B. Caldwell, son of S. S. & J. S., 9 yrs., Nov. 29, 1889.  Row 11, plot 2.

If anyone knows anything about this little boy, please contact me.

 

Elizabeth Caldwell, 1839-1918.  Row 13, plot 5.

Elizabeth Caldwell was born in Mar 1839 in Ohio.  She was the daughter of Thomas Snyder and Mary Crothers.  She married James Boyd Caldwell in 1861.  See James B. Caldwell (1829-1904).  She died on 8 Jun 1918 and is buried next to her husband.

 

James B. Caldwell, 1829-1904.  Row 13, plot 5.

James Boyd Caldwell was born in May 1829 in Wayne County, Ohio.  He was the son of Samuel Caldwell and Mary.  Between 1850 and 1860, he moved to LaGrange County, Indiana.  He was a saloon keeper for a while, then in 1861, he married Elizabeth Snyder and settled down to farm.  James and Elizabeth at least four children and adopted one more.  James died on 13 Feb 1904 at the age of 74.

 

John H. Caldwell, 1868-1896.  Row 13, plot 1.

John H. Caldwell was born in 1868 in LaGrange County, Indiana.  He was the third child of James Boyd Caldwell (1829-1904) and Elizabeth Snyder (1839-1918).  He married Anna Nancy Poynter in 1887 and together they had at least three children.  He died on 4 Jul 1896 at the age of 28.

 

Camp

Desoto Camp, son of J. & J. E., 29 yrs., Sept. 4, 1888.  Row 5, plot 3

Fernando Desoto Camp was born in 1859 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He was the first child of Jacob Camp and Jane Elen Fisher.  He probably never married.  He died on 4 Sep 1888 in LaGrange County, Indiana.  He was 29 years old.

 

Elmer Alvin Camp, son of Jacob & Jane, 21 yrs., June 27, 1883.  Row 5, plot 4.

Elmer Alvin Camp was born in 1862 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio.  He was the fourth child of Jacob Camp and Jane Elen Fisher.  Like his brother Desoto, he probably never married.  He died on 27 Jun 1883 in LaGrange County, Indiana.  He was 21 years old.

 

Eastman

Sarah Eastman, wife of John, 71 yrs., Aug. 19, 1876.  Row 11, plot 1.

Sarah Eastman was born in 1805 in Pennsylvania.  She was the second wife of John Eastman, an Englishman who moved to the United States before the Civil War.  She died on 19 Aug 1876 in LaGrange County, Indiana.  In her will, she calls Mary Crothers (1811-?) her sister-in-law.  Mary Crothers was the wife of Thomas Snyder (1795-?).  I have not yet worked out how she is related to me.

 

Fisher

George E. Fisher, son of J. H. & S., 1 yr., Sept. 31 [?], 1889.  Row 7, plot 6.

George was the son of John H. Fisher (1855-1932) and Sarah R. Giggy (1862-1941).

 

Martha Fisher, wife of S. Fisher, 54 yrs., Nov. 29, 1868.  Row 5, plot 5.

See Samuel Fisher (1815-1890).

 

Samuel Fisher, 75 yrs., Sept. 15, 1890.  Row 5, plot 5.

Samuel Fisher was born in 1815 in Pennsylvania.  He was a sawyer by trade.  He married Martha, maiden name unknown, in the 1830s, probably in Ohio.  They were the parents of at least eight children:  Jane Elen (1836-1910) married Jacob Camp, Mary (1838-?), Savilla (1840-1889) married Emanuel Fleck, Levina (1844-?), Samuel (1849-?), Hester A. (1854-?) married Albert C. Moulton, John H. (1855-1932) married Sarah R. Giggy, and Amanda (1858-1913) married John Lytle.  In the early 1860s, Samuel Fisher brought his family to LaGrange County, Indiana.  He died on 15 Sep 1890 at the age of 75.  He was buried next to his wife.

 

Fleck

Savilla Fleck, wife of E. Fleck, 44 yrs., March 23, 1889.  Row 6, plot 6.

Savilla Fleck was born in 1840 in Wayne County, Ohio.  She was the daughter of Samuel Fisher and Martha.  See Samuel Fisher (1815-1890).  In 1857, Savilla married Emanuel Fleck, son of Peter Fleck and Christena.  They moved to Clay Township in LaGrange County, Indiana in 1865.  Emanuel and Savilla had at least thirteen children.  She died on 23 Mar 1889 at the age of 44.

 

Lytle

Amanda A. Lytle, 1857 – 1913.  Row 6, plot 13.

Amanda A. Lytle, born Amanda A. Fisher, was the daughter of Samuel Fisher and Martha.  See Samuel Fisher (1815-1890).  She was born in 1858 in Ohio.  She married John Lytle and together they had at least four children.  She died in 1913 at the age of 55.

 

John Lytle, 1852 – unknown.  Row 6, plot 13.

John Lytle was the husband of Amanda A. Fisher.  See Amanda A. Lytle (1857-1913)

 

Moulton

S. Moulton, son of A. C. & H. A. Moulton, 1 yr., Nov. 6, 1881.  Row 5, plot 6.

S. Moulton was the son of Albert C. Moulton and Hester A. Fisher.  Hester was the daughter of Samuel Fisher and Martha.  See Samuel Fisher (1815-1890).