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Hack Cemetery
St. John Twp., Lake Co. IN
From 1950's DAR Records

This cemetery is a family one located on the south side of the old Crown Point road on a knoll in the field just west of the Monon Railroad and east of the town of St. John. A cinder path is around the one time rectangular cemetery. An arch facing north was evidentally the entrance to the burial ground. A few yards north of the arch is a native boulder with a bronze plate with the inscription "Catholic Cemetery Erected Here 1839". Cemetery itself is approximately 40 X 40.

GARD, Angela Hack; wife of Peter Gard; Oct. 10, 1810; Feb. 6, 1890
    - Peter; Apr. 26, 1806; Oct. 8, 1881

HACK, Allen; son of P. and H. Hack; died Apr. 13, 1860; aged 5 mos. 15 da.
    - Helen; wife of Peter; died Apr 27, 1861; aged 26 yrs, 4 mos. 28 da.
    - Johanna H.; wife of John Hack; died Aug 2, 1853; aged 66 yrs; also a footstone
    - John; Nov. 18, 1788; Nov. 21, 1856; aged 68 yrs. 6 mos.; additional information on the stone states that John Hack was the first German Settler in Lake County, locating at St. John on Sept. 17, 1837.
    - Peter; son of P. and H. Hack; died Oct. 20, 1859; aged 8 yrs. 11 mos. 84 da. (84 days?? Don't know if thats correct!)

OSWEILER, Mary Gard; wife of John B. Osweiler; died Dec. 17, 1881; aged 28 yrs. 8 mos., 27 da.

Other information on this family:
John Hack- from Hanover, Wurtemburg Germany. Born in 1787 in a Rhine province that passed from possession of France to Prussia. Settled with a large family in 1837 on the western part of Prairie West. Died in 1856. Two of his sons were residents of Crown Point. One, M. Hack, kept the hotel and died before 1873. The other, J. Hack, carried on a blacksmith and wagon shop.

From the 1850 Census:

Household #33
HACK Hannah 10 F Indiana X
HACK Catharine 8 F Indiana X
HACK John 6 M Indiana X
HACK Matthias 4 M Indiana
Household #42:
HACK Matthias J. 33 M Blacksmith 580 Germany
HACK Angeline 24 F Germany
HACK Joseph L. 8/12 M Indiana
Household #44
HACK John 61 M Farmer 3,500 Germany
HACK Hannah 62 F Germany
HACK Peter 27 M Farmer Germany
HACK Hellen 21 F Germany
HACK Joseph 25 M Farmer Germany
HACK Matthias 23 M Farmer Germany
HACK Nicholas 21 M Farmer Germany
HACK John 2 M Indiana
HACK Joseph 1 M
Household #60
HACK Henry 33 M Farmer Germany
HACK Mary Ann 23 F Germany
HACK Barbary 4 F Illinois
HACK John 2 M Indiana

From Original Land Owners of Lake Co.:

Hack, Henry Lake IN 1851/04/28
Hack, John Lake IN 1846/06/04
Hack, Mathias Lake IN 1851/11/26
Hack, Mathias J. Lake IN 1849/07/23
Hack, Matthias J. Lake IN 1849/08/28
Gard, Nicholas Lake IN 1852/02/12

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