Berrien County Genealogy Project presents...

Baptist Cemetery

Bainbridge Township, Berrien County, Michigan

Transcriptions by Brenda Sears, pictures by Robert Apthorpe, Sept. 23, 2003

Copyright 2003, Brenda Sears, Baroda, MI, All rights reserved, Brenda Sears Web-Site Contact

This cemetery started in 1869 on land donated by Henry Dukesherer. In 1871 a Church was built on the property, it no longer exists. It is located on the north side of Hill Road, approx. 2/10ths of a mile west of Bainbridge Center Road & Hill Road intersection. GPS: N 42° 8.711' & W 86° 17.073' This is a listing of the headstone readings from Sept. 23, 2003 by Brenda Sears & Robert Apthorpe. Pictures have been taken of all markers unless indicated otherwise, they are available by e-mail. Additional info. in [ brackets ] are from descendants (see list below) or vital records. The cemetery is no longer being used, it is well kept. In 1997 it was restored by Richard J. McCoy. Large field stones outline the cemetery's boundries. See burial plat below.


Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions & Comments
Monument      Restored from Rubble in 1997. Restoration and Improvements Underwritten Solely by Richard J. McCoy, In Fervent Hope That Others Will Maintain This Ground In Memory of the Pioneers Interred Here.
Arnd, Catharine  Nov. 11, 1812 Mar. 1, 1881 61y, 8m, Wife of Christian [nee Werner, b. Bosen, Saarland, Germany to Phillip Werner & Maria Elisabetha Bermann, d. Bainbridge Twp.] [the age does not match the dob!?]
Arnd, Christian Feb. 9, 1805 Feb. 11, 1877 70y [Son of Johann Michael Arend & Elizabeth Margaretha Arend (1st cousins); m. Katharina/Katherina/Catherine in Zusch, Feb. 19, 1845] [dob does not match the age at death!?]
A., C      (Footstone on grave of Christian Arnd)
Kniebes, Christian June 8, 1802 Oct. 3, 1870 In the 69th year of his age. [b. Zuesch, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, d. Bainbridge Twp., son of Jacob Kniebes & Maria Catharina Weber; m. 1st Louisa __?__, 2nd Elizabeth Dukesherer on Jan. 9, 1865.]
K., C.      (Footstone on grave of Christian Kniebes)
Peter, Augusta June 17, 1891 June 16, 1898 6y, 11m, 29d (no marker)
Peter, Minnie Nov. 17, 1896 June 20, 1898 1y (no marker)
W., F.      (Footstone on grave of Frederick Weaver)
Weaver, Catherine 1796 Sept. 12, 1870 Wife of F. (has one marker of her own & one newer shared with Frederick)
Weaver, Frederick June 28, 1800 July 16, 1872 72y, 18d [Older reading has May as mo. of d.]
WEAVER, Parents of...      John Weber (name changed, interred in this cemetery)
Weber, Catherine 1834 1889 His Wife (also a marker inscribed MOTHER)
Weber, John [C.] 1831 [Oct. 6] 1904 [d. Bainbridge Twp.] Probate #3763 (also a marker inscribed FATHER)



Thank you, Robin, Sherry and Paula for additional information.

Robin Bellenger, [email protected]
Sherry Cawley, [email protected] - Direct descendant of Christian Arend & 1st wife Philippina Dorthea Loch
Paula Lukow, [email protected] - Fourth, great neice of Christian Kniebes


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