Horney Family Cemetery


Submitted by Jim Harney

On August 23, 2001, I visited Cass County and located the Horney Family Cemetery.  This cemetery is hard to find and is in bad shape.
You reach the cemetery off County Road 50E aka Clifton Ave.  The cemetery is in the woods behind the home of Roger & Joyce Leslie. If County Road 150N ran all the way to 50E it would run along the south border of the Leslie property.
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The cemetery has one very large stone over six feet tall and ten small markers on the south side of the large stone.  It is surrounded by a wire fence with concrete corner posts.
On the Large Stone:
James Horney, died Feb. 6, 1882, Age 77 years, 3 Months, 18 days.
Matilda, Wife of James, died April 9, 1898, Age 82 years, 1 month, 3 days.
Solomon Horney, died Nov. 3, 1895, Age 78 years, 10 months, 10 days
Mary, died May 19, 1856, Age 5 years, 2 months, 22 days 
Lyda (or Lydia), died Aug. 4, 1864, Age 2 years, 8 months, 26 days
The ten small markers:
1. ?      2. ?      3. ?          4. ?           5. ?
6. MH   7. JH    8. Father  9. Mother  10. Solomon
I hope this information is useful to you.  My surname was changed from Horney to Harney by my g-grandfather during the Civil War.
James W. Harney
2600 W. 61st Place
Merrillville, IN  46410

L'Anguille Valley Memorial Association Report

of 29 October 1940 - Near southwest corner of southeast quarter of northwest quarter of Section 13, T. 27 N., R.1E., 2nd Ind. P.M.  Cemetery is about one mile and one-tenth north of Logansport's Northern Avenue (at Engle Heights), and is about 1100 feet west of the Middle Road (Clifton Ave.) and about 1540 ft. east of paved State Highway 17.

Cemetery is well-fenced with wire (and concrete posts), has a gate at southwest corner, and measures about 70 ft. square.  It often is visible from the Middle Road; though a woods now prevents its being seen from the S.R. 17.

On the grassy, West terrace-rim of an east branch of Horney Creek (a tributary of Eel River).  About 220 feet south of a rows of telephone poles, which extends from State Road 17 (Logansport to Culver) to the Middle Road.  Almost due east of a swale, or low place which (swale) is just south of a Dairy.

Cemetery contains several small stones, three or four metal (undertaking firm's) markers (the pen-and-ink inscriptions of which are as a rule now illegible), and one quite imposing modern monument about nine feet high.

Aside from the names mentioned in James Harney's findings are listed the following:

HORNEY, James Jacob   d. 24 May 1923
HORNEY, Nancy d. 24 Dec 1929    w/o James Jr.?. Said to have been descended  from  Miami Indian chief Godfrey

  Several children and grandchildren of the Horneys are said to be buried in graves now unmarked.


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