Minnick Private Burial Ground

Information as given by Cheryl Rene' Minnick Houin

At the time of my first visit, it was located near Walton IOOF Cemetery on the farm of Alvin and Ethel Minnick in a clump of trees in the middle of a bean field. Twenty years later I couldn't find it. I'm sure I had the right farm so I think it may be gone. According to Powell's History of Cass Co., Justice Minnick was buried there along with his niece, Martha Stemler. We found two stones there. One was George, son of J. and E. Minnick died Feb 15, 1847 aged 6 months. The other was Justice Minnick, died Sept 21, 1847 aged 41 yrs 6 months. We did not find Martha Stemler's marker. I have never been able to find any other trace of her existence.

An interesting note in Powell's - "At that time (meaning when the first burial was made on Minnick's farm) there were but two houses between Walton and Logansport and the road wound around through the forest trees."

The L'Anguille Valley Memorial Association gives these burials.

MINNICKJustice21 Sep 184741y 6m
MINNICKGeorge15 Feb 1846age 6mos (other report says 2 years)
STEMLERMartha1852Niece of Justice Minnick?

Minnick Private Burial Ground
htmled by
Debby Beheler, November 1998
Links to:
Cass Co. INGenWeb;
Cass Co. Cemetery List;
Cass Co., Tipton Twp. Cemetery Locator Map;
INGenWeb , or USGenWeb Cass County IN Pioneer Cemetery Restoration Project

Updated 5 November 2009