Sunday, June 16, 2013

Genealogy Society News Including Low Cemetery and New Meeting Place

The La Porte County Genealogical Society's annual cemetery tour was held June 11 at Low Cemetery on Johnson Road. The cemetery is extremely well mowed and maintained, a credit to the township.

Gloria Arndt and Dorothy Palmer teamed up and presented information on the history of the cemetery, and twelve profiles of people buried there, from a Revolutionary War veteran to more recent German immigrants. The profiles are now available on our blog at
for other genealogists and relatives to benefit from. (They are automatically copyrighted by the authors, so please do not just copy them wholesale, and explain where the information came from.) Those profiled are Ebenezer Palmer, Frances Crozier Palmer, Israel Shreve, Simeon Wheeler, Jane Wheeler Bentley, Charles Otis Low, Ernestine Pauline Wopshal Kienitz, Mary E. Low Mudge, Fred Gaw, Charles Griffin, Jacob R. Fogle, and Samuel and Anna Christine Fritz.

The society's regular meeting place will change as of the next meeting, Tuesday, July 9. We will meet in the La Porte City Parks and Recreation Department building at 250 Pine Lake Avenue. From downtown La Porte: follow US#35 (Pine Lake Avenue) north past second traffic signal at Weller Avenue. Just past monument area make left turn to parking area. From north (Michigan City way): US#35 (Pine Lake Avenue) south past Best Western and Red Carpet Liquors. Make right turn in drive by flag pole in monument area.

Except for this annual tour, the society meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month, weather permitting. The public is welcome at all meetings. For more information about the society's activities in awards, research, abstracting, transcribing, indexing, publishing, and records preservation, visit our web site at

Also at our web site, those who believe they have La Porte County ancestors (and can prove it!) can find information on how to apply for First Families of La Porte (before December 1840), Pioneer Families (1841-1860), Settler Families (1861-1880), and Civil War Families (1861-1865). You can also read or search back issues of the society's newsletter, December 2005 through December 2009, including genealogical and historical information from members' research and abstracting work in local records, on our blog at


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