Shiloh Christian Cemetery
This database is a compilation of a reading by Debbi Copeland in 2001, transcription of the L'Anguille Valley reading of 1941 by Sadie Cunningham in 2006, photos, updates and additions from Mark in November 2007 & Summer 2008, photos by Jay Thompson added in April 2008 and ongoing research and web preparation by Debby Beheler. Please send revisions and corrections to Debby Beheler.
Is in southwest-central Noble Township in
northwest-central Cass County Ind., and on the west side of what is
Commonly known as the DELAWARE ROAD (and half a mile south of the White
Post Road). And is south of --- and in the churchyard of --- the Shiloh
Congregational Christian Church, formerly commonly called the Shiloh
“New Light” Christian Church. Cemetery lies both
north and south of the boundry-line between Sections 17 and 20 of said
Noble township. Cemetery is about one and one-third miles west (and
about 1 ½ miles south) of paved and heavily-traveled U.S.
Highway 35 (Logansport northwest to
Winamac, Indiana), which thoroughfare is here following the former (and
now long-vacated) “Chicago Hill route” of the
Pennsylvania Railroad. Cemetery is four or five miles west-northwest of
Wabash River, and is not far from the source --- or headwaters --- of
that river’s tributary known as “Cottonwood
Cemetery is in southeast corner of southwest quarter of Section 17, and also in northeast corner of the northwest quarter of Section 20, of Congressional Township 27 North, of Range ONE EAST, of Indiana’s SECOND Principal Meridian, according to various maps and aerial photographs.
Fieldwork was done in MID-SEPTEMBER, Anno Domini 1941, for the INDIANA HISTORICAL SOCIETY, of Indianapolis, Indiana, on the request of the L’ANGUILLE VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION of Logansport, Indiana, by,
Albert O. Brandt of Rural Route 1, Royal Center, Indiana, the well-known local historian of Noble township, Cass County, Indiana; trustee and former Sunday school superintendent of said SHILOH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH; member of the (Masonic) Cass County Post Masters’ Association and of the L’ANGUILLE VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION OF CASS COUNTY, INDIANA; former president of the Noble Township, (Cass county) Sunday School Association, etc., And Philip A. Busard of 301 East Miami Avenue (corner of East Miami and North Mall), Logansport, Indiana, sometime Township Trustee of Noble Township, Cass County, Indiana; a former trustee, Sunday School Superintendent and teacher, and member of said SHILOH CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH and a son of one of it’s pioneerday preachers. (Following some preliminary work in various log-cabin and other private home during the decades of 1830, 1840, and the early 1850’s, this church in 1855 was finally successfully, organized on a permanent basis; and ever since, has been an Important factor in the religious life of rural Cass County.)
This present introductory-sheet, and the ensuing report, were typed up --- in form for the bookbinders --- by R.B. Whitsett, Jr., 500 Front Street, Logansport, secretary of the L'ANGUILLE VALLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. with some assistance (on proof-reading, etc.) from A.C.W.
NOVEMBER 12-15, 1941.