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HISTORY AND TRANSCRIPTIONS FROM TOLLESTON

CEMETERY, GARY INDIANA

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NOTE: A second list is at the bottom of this page.

     The Tolleston area of Gary is a district west of Grant Steet and
South of Ninth Avenue.  It was names for George Tolle, who established 
a village here in 1857.  First Settlers were of English, Irish, and 
French extraction but by 1860, a large group of German families 
supplanted the original settlers (up to 1906 the village was a German 
Lutheran town).  Until 1868, Tolleston was in North Township.  With the 
founding of Hammond in that year a new township, Calumet Township, was 
carved out of North Township and Tolleston was included in this new
township.  By 1872, there were eighty families in the village, the
majority in the employ of the Michigan Central Railroad.  Other means
of Livelihood were the shipping of ice, sand, berries, fish and game.
The village had a schoolhouse, a church (German Lutheran), Gibson Inn,
Postoffice, a wood yard, a general store, and a railroad station.  The
abundance of game in the Tolleston district resulted in the building of
a rather famous hunting lodge.  In 1911, Tolleston was incorporated
into the city of Gary.  Today (1958) although the name is still used,
the old village lines have disappeared.  St. John's Lutheran Church was
built in 1868 (Their records go back to 1863), and was the first such
building in the Calumet region.  The property was set aside when the
village was laid out by Tolle.
    The survey of this sadly neglected cemetery was made by Mrs. C.A.
Huber and Mrs. J.M. Seabright of the Pottowattomi Chapter, DAR,Gary,
Ind during the summer of 1958.  Facing now toward Grant Steet, a main
aetery of travel, the cemetery is gradually disappearing because of
lack of care, vandalism, and weather.
    Buried here is Maria Gibson who with her husband operated the
Gibson Inn, a way stop for travellers in this area in the early days.
*****Cindy's Note:  This cemetery was visited in Aug 1992. I have LEMKE's 
and STANG's Buried here.  This only shows why reading of stones is so
important, or preserving any old records.  Here is the list of stones
still standing in 1958:
    AHHA, Pejckor; 1901-1925; bears notation "Amobha"
    ARNDT, Charles; son of E & J Arndt; 1904-1924
           Esther; 1880-1945
           Harriette L.;dau of E & J Arndt
           John; 1881-1923
           Orvilla E; son of E & J Arndt
    BOLESCH, Martha; 1879-1924
    BORMAN, Otto C.; 1877-1918
    BUNDE, Frederick; Jan 6, 1833; Oct 8, 1901
         Friedericke; Jan 1836; Sept 20, 1908
           Fritz; Feb 8, 1851; Jan 20, 1919
           Katherina Pauline; Mar 25 1840; Feb 14, 1919
    BUSE, F.; 1893-1915
          Frank; 1859-1943
          K.; 1889-18--
          Mary; 1867-1948
          Melda; Jul 28,1911; Mar 25, 1923
          Ruth; dau of Victoria Buse Mar 17, 1888; Nov 12, 1911
    CADWELL, Millard Otis; Dec 21, 1908; Dec 29, 1908
    CONRAD, August; Sep 9, 1841; Feb 21, 1906
            Hermine Ratzlow; Dec 16, 1844; Oct 11, 1877
    CASOW, Antonia; 1891-1916
    DAVIS, Lizzie; 1852-1911
    DENES, ----;Mar 1910; Apr 18, 1911
    DETTMAN, Carl; 1885-1920
    DIEDEL, Caroline; 1889-1890
            John; 1828-1918
            Marie Algaier; wife of John; Feb 19, 1851; June 3, 1899
            Oscar; 1881-1889
    EHRENBERG, Freedrich W; Apr 20, 1912; Oct 6, 1918
               Martha; Nov 29, 1917; Oct 11, 1918
    ERA, Maria M; Oct 1, 1918; Oct 2, 1918
    G., T.H.; no data
    G.,Mr. H.; No Data
    GELLER, Eva M.; Nov 29, 1906; Sep 20, 1909
            Willie; Sep 15, 1904; Sep 6, 1909
    GIBSON, William Frank; Mar 6, 1837; Feb 16, 1896
            Maria A.; Mar 8, 1813; July 14, 1900
    GOLB, Wilhelm; Feb 10, 1877; Aug 16, 1897
    GREVE, Amanda W.L.; Dau of Michal & Caroline; Jun 27, 1882; 
           Dec 12,188-
    GUNTHER, Julius; 1888-1921
    HACKER, Carl; Dec 30,1836; Nov 4, 1892
            Emilia B.;born BUSE; 1863-1896
            Friedricka; Dec 20, 1838; Apr 3, 1889
            George; son of Emilia; Aug 1, 1888; Apr 3, 1889
            John; son of Herman & B. Hacker; Mar 12, 1891; Apr 13, 1896
            Laura; Apr 3,1900; Apr 13, 1900
            Minnie; wife of Albert; Nov 30, 1876; Mar 10, 1897
            Wilhelmine; Jul 12, 1891; Kul 13, 1891
            Infant Grave; Jan 16, 1887; Jan 26, 1887
    HECKER, Fred; Aug 28, 1861; Nov 5, 1923
            Wilhelmine; Oct 27, 1865; Jan 26, 1887
    HOLCOMB, Harold Olia; Oct 18, 1908; Dec 30, 1916
    KLEIN, Gottlieb; 1870-1933
    KUNGE, Garland; Feb 28, 1892; 1897
           Karl; Jan 5, 1859; Sep 28, 1891
    KURTH, Johanna; Born Keilman; May 6, 18-2; Apr 1, 1888
    La RUE, Edith L; 1897-1950;N.S.D.A.R.
    LEIB, MAria; Dec 20, 1820; no other data
    LEMKE, Heinrich; Aug 25, 1884; Aug 10, 1903
           Herman; Sep 9, 1866; Mar 25, 1901
    LOHMAN, Heinrich; Dec 10, 1819; Jab 1880
    DIHNE, Aioi O.; Jul 23, 1882-Mar 28, 1910; Fireman's hat on stone
    KEM---,Ernest Carl; 1895
    MALLIGIN, Walter J; Born in Fedosia, Russia; 1890-191(3or5)
    MICHAK; Haiou; Letters E V E S appear on stone as well as 
    figures 62
    MUNTIANSTEFAN, Flore; Apr 16, 1874; 190(0 or 9)
    ORISHEK, John W.; June 10, 1892; Oct 20, 1918
    RAASCH, Fred; Oct 7, 1852; Sept 7, 1932
            Johann; Feb 24, 1824; Aug 11, 1911
            Johanna Lousise; Feb 26, 192-; Nov 2, 1911
    ROMANYAK, Peter; Feb 24, 1881; May 23, 1916
              Te Tpo; Feb 24, 1881; Mar 25, 1916
    SCHEUNEMAN, Alice; Nov 24, 1892
                Amanda; Sep 1, 1885; Nov 6, 1952
                Arthur W; Mar 2, 1890; Dec 9, 1910
                Auguste; Mar 11, 1860; Feb 10, 1888
                Clara W; Oct 23, 1892; Jan 10, 1920 dau of Charles 
                & Hannah
                Charles; Feb 13, 1858; Jul 2, 1923
                Charles; Jun 4, 1895; June 21, 1921;son of Charles 
                & Hannah
                Friedrick; Jan 21, 1888; June 9, 1907
                Hannah; Nov 30, 1857; July 24, 1946
                Ludwig; July 26, 1925; Jan 6, 1899
                Mother; Dec 22, 1885; Feb 20, 1904
                ------;Nov 26, 1868; May 9, 1924
                Walter; no data
    SCHIMELS, Charles ?ernich; 1895-1921; father
              Frank; brother; 1911-1934
              Maria; Grandmother; 1840-1926
              Maria M; mother; 1878-1921
              Rudolph; Apr 10, 1874; Dec 15, 1917
    SCHULTZ, Karol; 1854-1923
    SEEGERO, Henry F.; 1865-1896
             Laura; Dau of Henry F; 1890-1906
    SETTL (SETEL), Frank; Dec 8, 1886; Jul 26, 1916
    SMITH, Vedea; May 25, 1885; Oct 24, 1918
    SPOCHIVA, MAry Madera; died Nov 27, 1922
    TURK, Mamie Gaber; 1912
    VALCANI, Adam Stefan; 1878-1928
    One stone can not be identified because of its strange letters. 
    These are as follows:
       E N N E V E M
    HAJDU     MIHALINE
    ENGEMIDETEME
      SENER
    ******CINDY'S NOTE***********also in the LEMKE plot is:
    STANG, Adolph; Nov 28, 1886; Jul 6, 1895


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                TOLLESTON CEMETERY DEATHS AND BURIALS 
                     MAY 1916 - DEC 1920

     The following names and data were secured by Mrs. C.Huber of the
Pottawaomie Chapter, DAR, Gary Ind from Ida Rump, who had been in
possession of the original death Certificates and Burial permits.
These certificates and Burial Permits are for the old Tolleston
Cemetery located on Grant Street at about 19th Avenue. These records
cover May 1916 - Dec 1920.  THese records should be attactched to the
Tolleston Cemetery. (Now Gary Ind)
                                            DEATH DATE
    ARNDT, Harriett Lena age 7yr 3mo 5 da   Oct 25 1918
    BARTOSK,John      age 4 mo 12 da        May 12 1918
    BARTOSZ, Lyddy    age 3 yr              Nov 15 1918
    BEALE, Caroline   age ?6 Yr 3 mo 7 da   Jul 24 1918
    BERGUNG, Carrie   age 95 yr 6 mo        Aug 21 1920
    BESTERANSKI, Andrew age 2 da            Feb 05 1920
    BORMAN, Otto C    age ?1 yr             Dec 21 1918
    CAKOWSKI, Wlaciemer age 12 da           Jul 27 1919
    CHICKERNES, John  age 26 yr             Nov 29 1919
    CROSS, John       age 33 yr             Jul 27 1916
    DEMITROKOWICZ, Nina age 10 mo 24 da     Nov 12 1918
    DESAINTJPAN,Marsalle Julius 1yr8mo4da   Nov 04,1917
    DAULINE, Katherine age 79yr 10 mo 23 da Feb 14 1919
    DETTMAN, Charles Jr age 34 yr           Feb 08 1920
    DOBAGNE, Margaret age 3yr 1mo 1 da      APR 29 1919
    EHREBERG, Fred    age 6 yr 5 mo 17 da   Oct 06 1918
    EHRENBERG, Martha E age 10 mo 12 da     Oct 11 1918
    FAUS, Mary        age 24 yr             Dec 14 1916
    FERNES, Frederick age 70 yr             Nov 10 1919
    GASSONE,Tony      age c.27 yr           Aug 29 1916
    GODNUSS, Frank C  age 7 mo 11 da        Oct 26 1920
    GREEN, Wm Young   age 6 mo 10 da        Jul 24 1918
    GUST, Maggie      age c. 21 yr          Dec 20 1916
    HAUPTMAN, Wm John age 3 da              Apr 16 1918
    HECKER, Herman    age 59 yr             Feb 10 1918
    HENDERSON, William age 43 yr            Sep 29 1917
    HOLCOMB, Harold   age 8yr 2 mo 12 da    Dec 30 1916
    HORVAT, Joc       age 8 yr 11 mo 12 da  Nov 07 1918
    JANOVICH, Helen   Age not given         Feb 11 1917
    JOHNSON, Peter    age 4 mo 25 da        May 26 1916
    JOHNSTON, David   age 71 yr 10 mo 3 da  Feb 02 1918
    JOHNSTON, James   age 16yr 11 mo 25 da  Dec 24 1918
    KAKAP, Anna       age 7 mo 8 da         May 07 1920
    KLINE, Harry      age 7 mo 7 da         Oct 28 1918
    KOBELENSKY, Anna  age 3 mo              Dec 31 1920
    KOVAH, Lizzie     age 10 yr             Aug 23 1917
    KOVALCIK, Paul    age ?da               Jul 03 1918
    KOTRO, Aroan      age  c.34 yr          Jun 13 1920
    KOZAK, Frank      age 8 mo 12 da        Oct 13 1918
    KREJCI, Frank     age c. 69 yr          Jun 07 1919
    KUNFRT, Baonnie   age 2 yr              Jul 05 1920
    KVACUK, Dan Jr    age not given         Jun 10 1919
    LOBEZ, Frank      age not given         Sep 09 1917
    MACKANIC, Mary    age 6 mo 21 da        Sep 09 1916
    MACKNOS, Stephen  age 4 mo              Aug 01 1917
    MATTHEW, Herminia age 4 yr 11 mo 17 da  Feb 20 1917
    MC INTYRE, Edmund age 6 mo 13 da        Aug 19 1916
    MILATE, Orelia    age 1 mo 14 da        Aug 08 1917
    NEZENCARRIACE,Marrosavino age 7 yr      Nov 23 1918
    ORISHEK, John Jr  age not given         Oct 20 1918
    PHILIP, Paul      age 6 mo 19 da        Aug 29 1919
    RAZUS, Martin     age 10 yr             Dec 16 1916
    ROCERS, William   age 44 yr 8 mo 22 da  Oct 16,1916
    ROMONYAK, Peter   age 35 yr 3 mo 1 da   May 25 1916
    SAKOUN, Diemtro   age 40 yr 4 mo        Jun 04 1919
    SCHIRM, Wm Martin age 4 yr 6mo 12 da    Dec 19 1917
    SCHWINGENDORF, Frank age 57yr 1mo 17 da May 29 1920
    SEPICH, Walter    age c.28 yr           Aug 2? 1916
    SETTL, Frank      age 29 yr 8 mo        Jul 26 1916
    SMITH, Veda       age 33 yr             Oct 24 1918
    SONTAG, Eugenie   age 25 yr 1 mo 23 da  Sep 25 1920
    SPLETCHEP, Paulina age 43 yr            Oct 11 1917
    STEAFENS, Alice Ellen age 2 mo 12 da    Sep 23 1918
    STEFEN, Sarah Ellen age 19 yr           Oct 05 1918
    STEVENS, Wilma    age 3 yr 9 mo 4 da    Oct 29 1916
    TAYLOR, Graves F  age c. 34 yr          Aug 14 1918
    THOMAS, John      age 44 yr 6 mo 12 da  Nov 07 1918
    TOMOSMUS,Salomia  age 18 da             Sep 01 1916
    TOWNSEND, Henry   age c.38 yr           Jun 20 1917
    TUMO, Oaul        age 62 yr 1mo 17da    Mar 04 1919
    VADLCHILS, Dan    age 2 mo 3 da         Jul 19 1918
    VAUGHN, Charlotte Irene age 1 mo 25 da  Dec 11 1917
    WALLACE,Kenneth   age 2 yr 7 mo 23 da   Dec 03 1917
    WEBER, MIke       age  circa 30 yr      Jun 11 1916
    WISE, Hopiabel    age 11 da             SEP 18 1916


List #3

Date:	01-02-05 21:42:13 EST
From:	WannaScrap@aol.com

I got back some of the photos that I had taken last friday ath the 
Waldheim/Tolleston Cemetery, I will list for you the ones that I have 
so far, I don't know if there are families to go with these people or 
if they are even interested but here is my list so far:
PHELISIANN WRIGHT 1842-1922
FRIEDRICH SCHEUNEMANN 11 AUG 1855-16 NOV 1896
WALTER SCHEUNEMANN  22 DEC 1885- 20 FEB 1904
SCHEUNEMAN (family stone)
SPOCHIVA, MARY MADERA  d. 27 NOV 1922
MARTHA BOLESCH (dates are buried)
ARNDT ESTHER 1880-1945,  JOHN 1881-1923
" DAUGHTER HARRIETT L.  1911-1918
" SON ORVILLA E   1917-1917
SEEGERS  (family stone)
POMAHRK FEB 24, 1881-MAY 25, 1916
(same stone) POMAHRK TeTpo FEB 24, 1881-MAY 25, 1916

Submitted by Teri Shaffer-Roach
Email- WannaScrap@aol.com
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