Restoration of Alpine Center Cemetery

The little cemetery located beside the Alpine Township hall at Walker and Seven Mile Roads, has not been cared for properly for many years. The markers are piled in heaps, the weeds and tall grass have spoiled this spot where early settlers were laid to rest.

The gray marker of Colonel Edward Wheeler and his wife, Abijah (Warner), still stands. They came to Alpine in 1844, one of the earliest of the settlers who gave the land from their farm as a burying ground. They were both of Rutland, VT. Colonel Wheeler was a member of the 44th U. S. Infantry in the War of 1812.

Possibly the earliest grave was for Bela Chase who died in March, 1859.

Supervisor Charles Momber reports that the stones will be restored to their proper places and green grass will cover the once wild growth covering this burial spot. Weed killers were tried first to clear the undergrowth without success. Finally, it was decided to have a bulldozer on the grounds to uproot the shrubs and vines. The tombstones were moved and placed in piles. The ground was thoroughly combed to extract the wild growth. The ground has been sewn with grass seed and barley. There is an old, faded plat of the cemetery to determine where each stone should be replaced.

Ernest Albert, a former supervisor of Alpine Township had suggested at one time that the graves be moved to Pine Grove Cemetery where they would be better cared for but nothing came of that.

Alpine Center Cemetery Layout

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

LOT#

1

30

31

60

61

90

91

120

2

29

32

59

62

89

92

119

3

28

33

58

63

88

93

118

4

27

34

57

64

87

94

117

5

26

35

56

65

86

95

116

6

25

36

55

66

85

96

115

7

24

37

54

67

84

97

114

8

23

38

53

68

83

98

113

9

22

39

52

69

82

99

112

10

21

40

51

70

81

100

111

11

20

41

50

71

80

101

110

12

19

42

49

72

79

102

109

13

18

43

48

73

78

103

108

14

17

44

47

74

77

104

107

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

MAIN PATH

15

16

45

46

75

76

105

106

 

Alpine Center Cemetery Lot Owners

LOT OWNER

LOT#

REMARKS

BLANCHARD,

102

 

BREWER, F. C.

9

 

CAZIER?,

53

 

CHAMBERS,

36

 

CHASE, ABEL

25

 

COFFEE, JOHN

12

 

CONKLIN, DU BOIS

19

REMOVED

DENNISON,

34

 

EDDY,

103

 

FULLER, E. W.

8

 

GOODING, RICHMOND

87

GIBBS ALSO ON THIS LOT?

HANKINSON,

94

 

HODGES,

24

 

MATTHEWS, JOHN

17

 

MATTHEWS,

43

 

MATTHEWS,

44

 

MC NITT,

37

 

MILLER, DANIEL

14

 

MILLER,

58

 

PERKINS,

47

 

RAMSDILL, ORREN

86

 

ROGERS,

13

 

SPENCER,

41

 

STANLEY, ISAAC

18

 

TUXBURY, GEORGE

26

 

WATERMAN,

59

 

WHEELER, JOHN

6

 

WHEELER,

35

 

Transcriber: Evelyn Sawyer
Created: 9 June 2002
URL: http://kent.migenweb.net/townships/alpine/alpctr.html