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Sprung Cemetery
St. Joseph County, Michigan

Contributed by Dawn Disbrow, April 2000 [dizz@acninc.net]. Total records = 8.

"Sprung cemetery is just east of Mendon in St. Joe. county on Pleasant Road North of M-60 about a mile, on North side of Pleasant road in a field. There is supposed to be stones and it is supposed to be visible from the road but I couldn't find it. My husband saw it when he flew over it. Matt Kaufman owns property now, and the Sprung family is supposed to have it written in the deed to the land that they have the right to to enter and cross the ground of the farm to the family cemetery. In 1931 there is a note that ground hogs had tunneled under the cement retaining wall that surrounds the cemetery.

The following information is based on a document writted by G. Terry Shefler (It is hard to read his handwriting) dated Nov. 10, 1970. The article reads 11 people buried in Family Cemetery on the Old Sprung farm, and as soon as Leonidas cemetery was started there were no further burials of the family on the farm. of the 11 most were children that died young. Henry B. Sprung, his wife Rhoda and some of their children and some of the Knight children. The cemetery has no markers. Rhoda's sister Eliza Jane married John Knight and of the 4 children born (George, Francis, John and William) some of them are buried here also, he isn't sure which ones."

(Sprung), baby girl, b. 7-14-1835, d. 1-14-1835
Sprung, William H., b. 1-12-1837, d. 10-31-1838
Sprung, Ellen, b. 11-17-1842, d. 6-19-1845(daughter)
Sprung, Amelia, b. 10-6-1844, d. 2-28-1845 (daughter)
Sprung, Helen M., b. 9-14-1849, d. 9-30-1850
Sprung, Mary F., b. 5-19-1856, d. 2-1-1860
Sprung, Henry B., no date
Sprung, Rhoda, no date

There are 8 Sprung's and 3 Knight children.
He has the farm in the Sprung family 100 years in 1937

 

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