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St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
Hobart Township, Lake Co., IN
From 1950's DAR Records

    This small and neglected cemetery is located to the south and west of the present church, St. Francis Xavier. This is without a doubt the "Catholic at Lake" to which Timothy Ball refers to on page 140 in his book. This church is just a block or so west of Indiana 51 where it enters the present city of East Gary.
    East Gary in the earlier days was known as Lake Station (and is known as that in 2002, there's no such thing as "East Gary" now). The Catholic Church at that time was called the Church of St. Joseph. It had been established in 1861, and had a membership of twenty families. The property was valuated at $2000.00.
    The survey was made by Mrs. Joseph E. Brown and Mrs. W.A. McBride of the Julia Watkins Brass Chapter, N.S.D.A.R., Crown Point, Indiana, on August 4, 1957.

BAKER, Anna; died Mar. 16, 1898; aged 85 years

BAUMERTER(?), Adam; Feb 5, 1826; Dec. 7, 1883; aged 57 yrs. 10 mo. 2 da; stone is somewhat weathered.

BECKER, Anna M.; dau. of Nicholas and Anna; Died Feb 10, 1870; aged 24 yrs. 3 mo. 21 da.
    - Nicholas; Aug 8, 1815; July 14, 1890

BENDER, Catherine; 1819-1910
    - Frank; 1859; no death date given
    - John; 1852-1878
    - John; son of C. and E. Bender; 1882-1904
    - two infant stones; no data given
    - Mary; dau of Peter and Susan; died Sept. 24, 1865; aged 9 mos. 25 das.
    - Peter; 1817-1910

BURT, Maggie A.; dau of J.A. and A. Burt; June 23, 1874; Sept 16, 1899

DUROCHER, Peter; Uncle; July 29, 1806; Dec. 9, 1887

FRY, John; died Mar. 1905; large marker on family plot
    - Johnnie; son of John and ?; died Mar. 10, 1860; aged 19 yrs. 11 mos. 23 da.
    - Margaret; died May 30, 1920
    - Margaret; died Feb. 5, 1938
    - Nichlous; died Jan. 30, 1916
    - Nick Jr.; died Mar. 10, 1945

HARRISON, Elisabeth Hurley; Mar. 15, 1842; July 24, 1913
    - ----------(?); died -----(?)27, 1862; aged 8 yrs. 11 mos. 23 da.; near Harrison marker; badly weathered

HEATH, Mary; died Sept. 10, 1881; aged 47 yrs

HURLEY, Josephine; mother of Elisabeth Harrison; June 18, 1801; July 29, 1873

KAPPELMANN, Baby; child of Mary and Frank; died Mar. 14, 1864; aged 3 yrs. 11 mos. 8 da
    - Charles; located southwest of Schneider lot; not readable; broken stone
    - John L.; Oct 15, 1830; Aug. 27, 1896

LUHR, Emma; stone broken

O'BOYLE, P.D.; Aug 29, 1859; Jan 18, 1894

MALONE, D.; 1848-1908 (1909? film hard to read)

MAIER, John; No data

SCHNEIDER, Anna; May 14, 1876; Feb. 25, 1880
    - Anna; Sept. 25, 1863; Jan 25, 1870
    - Anna; Nov. 28, 1841; July 1, 1911; aged 69 yrs. 7 mos. 27 das.
    - Gertrude; Oct. 26, 1870; Aug 30, 1871
    - Herman; May 7, 1869; Jan 14, 1870
    - Infant; born Nov 24, 1864; no death date given
    - Joseph; Nov 7, 1867(?); Jan 14, 1870
    - Katie; Mar. 9,1878; Mar. 15, 1879
    - Margaretha; Feb. 8, 1842; Aug. 10, 1865
    - Philip; Nov. 11, 1826; Aug 21, 1900; aged 73 yrs. 9 mos. 10 das.

SOHNS, Infant; on Schneider marker; born Dec 22, 1879; no death date

SPADARO, Domenico; died May 15, 1900 (or 1908?); aged 41 yrs

TORPEY, Michael; died Nov. 16, 1893; aged 66 yrs.
    - Sarah; dau of Michael and Winifred; died May 5, 1869; aged 2 yrs 2 mos 15 das
    - Winifred; wife of Michael; Died Jan 6, 1905(?? Very hard to read); aged 66 yrs

UNIDENTIFIED -One stone north of John Maier; reset; no data
    - two stones north of Fry marker; corner northwest of cemetery

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