Thursday, May 23, 2013

Low Cemetery Tour Will Be the June 2013 LPCGS Meeting

At 6 pm Tuesday, June 11, La Porte County Genealogical Society members Gloria Arndt and Dorothy Palmer will lead a tour of Low Cemetery at 600 West Johnson Road. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

La Porte County pioneer John Van Meter (1837) created the cemetery by setting aside one acre of his land for a burial ground, first known as Coolspring Cemetery, then Midway Cemetery, and now Low Cemetery. Fifteen known Civil War soldiers and one Revolutionary War soldier are buried there. Gloria and Dorothy will introduce members and friends to several cemetery residents, including Mary Low Mudge (1843-1924), Charles Otis Low (1841-1902), Ebenezer Palmer (1792-1845), Francis "Fanny" Crozier Palmer (1794-1845), Israel Shreve (1815-1865), and Samuel Fritz (1819-1880).  After the tour the group will adjourn to a nearby restaurant for supper.

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, publication, 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