Category Archives: Switzerland County Cemetery

Veterans in Vevay Cemetery – 1869

The following article about Switzerland County, Indiana appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 10 Jun 1869 – Page 3, Column 1
See also: Switzerland County Cemetery Records and Military Records

Mr. Wm. Smith, Superintendent of Vevay Cemetery, has kindly furnished us with the names of persons interred in the Cemetery who had formerly belonged to the U. S. Army. The following is their names and the wars in which they served:


  • Peter Dumont
  • James Gray


  • John Roberts
  • Jerry Plew
  • Jas. Nutter
  • Joshua Smithson
  • [–?–] Huston
  • John Holdcraft
  • Wm. Humphrey
  • Edward Patton
  • John Kyle
  • P. Dumont
  • H. Sockwell
  • [–?–] Seymour
  • Dr. Mendenhall
  • E. Golay


  • Wm. Armstrong
  • Miles Mendenhall
  • Joseph Ingoll
  • Lewis Marston
  • Henry Umbar
  • John Davidson
  • Henry Turner


  • Joseph Eblin
  • George Rodgers
  • Omer Cole
  • Alexander Evans
  • Ed. Pleasants
  • Wm. Price
  • John LeClerc
  • Abraham Plew
  • Samuel Vanduzen
  • George Stivers

Vevay Burials – August 1866

The following list of burials for August 1866 in Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana, appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 23 Aug 1866 – Page 2, Column 1


Only one death from the disease—No new cases—Total number of deaths in Vevay from August 1st to August 22d—The causes of their death, age–&c., &c.

Many foolish and ludicrous stories have been put in circulation in regard to the ravages of the terrible disease known as Asiatic Cholera, in this place. These stories are misrepresentations, and are circulated by persons who are excited and frightened. Of course these alarmists deceive no one who lives in this place, but persons in the country may be led to believe that Cholera is an epidemic in our city, but we can assure them that such is not the case.

It is not our intention to deceive the people, but to give the facts. In order to do this we requested Mr. Wm. Smith, Superintendent of the Vevay Grave-yard, to furnish us with the names, age, and cause of death, of persons who have been buried in the Vevay Grave-yard during the present month. Mr. S. has kindly complied with our request; and it is as follows:

  • Daniel Day, aged 67 years—August 4th; of Cholera morbus.
  • Henry Sockwell, Sen., aged 83 years—August 7th; of old age.
  • Ella Holder, aged 10 months and 14 days—August 6th; of Brain Fever.
  • Mary L. Jockel, aged 3 years and 6 months—August 14th; of Cholera-infantum.
  • Miner Jennings, aged 76 years—August 17th; of Cholera morbus.
  • Mrs. Rachel A. Knox, aged 27 years, 4 months, and 2 days—August 17th; of Cholera morbus.
  • Mrs. Ludwena Baumgartner, aged 53 years and 1 month—August 19th; of Cholera morbus.
  • George Baumgartner, aged 58 years—August 20th; of Cholera.

From the above it will be seen that but one death has resulted from Cholera in this place.

This place has never been so clean as at present. Indeed, we do not believe there is a cleaner city in the United States than Vevay. Our citizens are indebted to the City Council for their promptness in passing health ordinances, and to A. Stow, Health Officer, for the energy and promptness with which he has, and is, enforcing them.

There is no occasion for alarm, if people will strictly observe the laws of health, and keep their premises clean. Don’t eat cucumbers or cabbage, and be careful that other vegetables that you eat are properly cooked. If you eat raw apples, pears, peaches, and other fruits, see that they are thoroughly ripe and fresh. Don’t drink butter-milk after eating any kind of fruit. Avoid fresh fish. If you are attacked with the diarrhea, visit a physician and have it checked immediately; neglecting to do this may cause you to loose your life. Ponds of water should be filled up; rooms and cellers well ventilated; privies should be disinfected by lime and copperas. Every man, woman and child should bathe in water at least once a week; even if you should escape the cholera, you may catch the itch by neglecting to do this.

We will state that at the time of our going to press, (Wednesday evening,) there is not a case of Cholera, or Cholera-morbus in this city.

Littlefield Cemetery, Switzerland County, Index and Map

Littlefield Cemetery in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana was read by Tina Lyons in April 2011. You can locate the location of each stone using the Littlefield Cemetery map (PDF) and the stone number found in the index. Photos of all stones are available on Find A Grave.

StoneSurnameGiven NameBirthDeathAgeInscriptionNotes
1GibbensCharles Emmett5 Jun 191513 Jun 1915son of C.A. & E.
2GriffithBabe191819181 m 2 dson of Thomas D. & Mabel
3GriffithMary E.30 March 18555 Mar 1919Mother
4MadisonLeo B.19031928MotherSame stone as Barbara
4MadisonBarbara C.19231962DaughterSame stone as Leo
5MadisonMary Laverne29 May 192231 Oct 1995
6MadisonFred A.3 Oct 189628 Jun 1974Sea Gun, U.S. Navy
7BascomR.B.3 Nov 183910 Mar 1907Quietly Sleep Beloved OnesSame stone as Olive and Jessie
7BascomOlive22 Feb 184710 Dec 1926Quietly Sleep Beloved OnesSame Stone as R.B. and Jessie
7BascomJessie F.7 Mar 187319 Oct 1904Quietly Sleep Beloved OnesSame stone as R.B. and Olive
8TylerGerald16 Mar 192714 Aug 1995SSMB3 US Navy World War II
9TylerHubert O.19021927Same stone as Willard and Josephine
9TylerWillard S.18671940Same stone as Hubert and Josephine
9TylerJosephine18761964Same stone as Hubert and Willard
10LittlefieldIsaac12 Jun 183325 Feb 1915Same stone as Minnie and Sarah
10LittlefieldMinnie22 Dec 186827 Feb 1904Same stone as Isaac and Sarah
10LittlefieldSarah29 Dec 18391 May 1929Same stone as Isaac and Minnie
11SedamAndrew18501944Same stone as Mollie
11SedamMollie18651951Same stone as Andrew
12LittlefieldHarold W.13 Jul 188110 Nov 1922son of Cliff and Belle
13ConnorRosie Littlefield18931969
14SigmonBarbara1946Same stone as Sandra and Doris
14SigmonSandra K.1943Same stone as Barbara and Doris
14SigmonDoris1944Same stone as Barbara and Sandra
15ShehaneCharles18671904Same stone as Maomi
15ShehaneMaomi18711951Same stone as Charles
16PateNancy A S18391916
17LittlefieldClifton I.14 Jul 185913 Mar 1924Same stone as Belle
17LittlefieldBelle L.15 Sep 18596 Sep 1940Same stone as Clifton
18LittlefieldHilbert B.19021980Doc
19BocockJohn L23 Dec 182421 May 1906
20HeadyJulius M.12 Feb 184213 Apr 1913Same stone as Jane
20HeadyJane M.12 Aug 18455 Mar 1908Same stone as Julius
23HoldcraftBobie25 May 192311 Apr 1924
24HoldcraftGenoa Smart8 Jul 19158 Aug 1972
25HoldcraftWalter Lawrence5 Jan 19116 Jan 1975
26DisbroCharles Z.13 Aug 182524 Jun 1914Same stone as Mary
26DisbroMary J.21 Sep 1842Same stone as Charles
27HopperJames A.15 Apr 185126 Dec 1917Same stone as George Ann
27HopperGeorge Ann13 Jan 18498 Jun 1919Same stone as James
28HopperOwen14 May 1880Same stone as Caba
28HopperCaba28 Jul 188428 Oct 1932Same stone as Owen
29ChandlerEmma L.18751952Mother
30SadlerAlvin M.18571936Same stone as Sarah
30SadlerSarah A.18541938Same stone as Alvin
32LohideCharles Earl24 Sep 193013 Oct 2006CPL US Marine Corps Korea
33LewisWilliam Edward, Sr.21 Jan 193218 Nov 2004"Bill", Gone Fishing
34SmithLeslie C.22 Dec 189211 Jun 1946Indiana, Pvt. Air Service World War I

Bovard Cemetery, Switzerland County, Index and Map

Bovard Cemetery in Cotton Township, Switzerland County, Indiana was read by Tina Lyons in April 2011. You can locate the location of each stone using the Bovard Cemetery map (PDF, 2 pages) and the stone number found in the index. Photos of all stones are available on Find A Grave.

StoneSurnameGiven NameBirthDeathAgeInscriptionNotes
5ArmstrongJohn N12 Nov 185023 May 1917
9ArmstrongMary A7 Aug 18542 y 2 m 10 ddau of Robert E & Rachael
6ArmstrongOlive L12 Oct 187930 y 6 m 20 ddau Of R & Rachel
10ArmstrongRachel24 Jan 18272 Mar 1902Same stone as Robert
10ArmstrongRobert28 Feb 182222 Apr 1876Same stone as Rachel
8ArmstrongWalter Sson of Robert & Rachel
1BascomCynthia A31 Jan 186721 ydau of C H & E
33BascomElizabeth4 Dec 188571 y 7 m 27 d
47BascomGathalleen20 Aug 187?14 Mar 187?
59BascomMargaret15 May 186627 y 4 m 20 dwife of Robert B
65BascomSusie18701927Same stone as W T
65BascomW T18711934Same stone as Susie
41BellJames26 Jan 183812 y
41BellJohn26 Jan 183822 y
74BovardAnnie M30 Nov 18724 May 1887dau Of R H & M E
77BovardBelle18671926Same stone as Eliza
77BovardEliza18621931Same stone as Belle
63BovardIsaac C27 Jun 187254 y 7 m 26 d
55BovardJane8 Dec 183724 y 3 m 22ddaughter of Robert & Margaret
60BovardJohn M27 Apr 1867
58BovardMartha1 Mar 181112 Feb 1863daughter of Robert & Margaret, born in Philadelphia, Pa.
75BovardMary E26 Oct 18394 Mar 1919Same stone as Robert H
72BovardMinnie E27 Apr 187828 Sep 1920
76BovardRobert10 May 18255 May 1902
75BovardRobert H21 Mar 18435 Nov 1923Same stone as Mary E
64BovardUrsula14 Sep 182324 May 1892
73BovardWm R17 Aug 187611 Nov 1905
34GoodnerHarriett L18461937Same stone as William W
34GoodnerWilliam W18451876Same stone as Harriet L
30HoldcraftHarrySame stone as Lilla, Howard and Minnie
30HoldcraftHowardSame stone as Lilla, Harry and Minnie
30HoldcraftLilla B18771911Same stone as Howard, Harry, and Minnie
30HoldcraftMinnieSame stone as Lilla, Howard and Harry
31HoldcraftWalter E18701951Father
7HydeMary ?23 Sep 1878wife of A W
49LittlefieldClara E19 Feb 188318 y 8 m 18 ddau of Bruce & Mary
28LittlefieldElisha13 Sep 183867 y 11 m 26 d
62LittlefieldEliza11 Mar 187022 y 8 m 12 ddau of Harvey & Mary A
29LittlefieldHannah25 Jul 183459 y 11 m 15 dwife of Elisha
35LittlefieldHarvey31 Mar 18068 May 1891
37LittlefieldIrvin12 Jan 184517 Sep 187833 y 8 m 5 d
48LittlefieldIrvin H25 Jul 18796 Oct 1880son of Cliff & Belle
46LittlefieldIsabelle13 Oct 1838wife of Theodore
39LittlefieldMaria1 Jan 18374 Mar 1909
51LittlefieldMary15 Oct 184131 Dec 1894
36LittlefieldMary Ann24 Jul 187465 y 4 m 3 dwife of Harvey
61LittlefieldScott3 Nov 186?son of Harvey & Mary A
45LittlefieldTheodore2 Mar 187433 y 7 m 1 d
38LittlefieldW I7 Sep 186917 Jun 1893son of I & M, M.D.
19LoweEverett28 Aug 18963 Oct 1896infant son of A & M
20LowePearl11 Oct 189822 Feb 1901
2MadisonEmma L16 Aug 190429 Nov 1906dau of J G & Lauretta
18MadisonJane K3 Jan 183915 Jan 1923his wifeSame stone as William H
4MadisonNancy11 Nov 187256 y 5 m 23 dwife of Wm G
18MadisonWilliam H6 Jan 183720 Mar 1911Same Stone as Jane K
3MadisonWm G3 May 188783 y 17 d
71ManserElizabeth A21 May 181014 Jun 1890wife of L NSame stone as Limon N
71ManserLimon N27 Jul 181312 Jan 1895Same stone as Elizabeth A
54McHenryCarter C7 Feb 18631 y 4 m 16 dson of J W & Charlott
53McHenryEugene13 Aug 18542 y 2 m 15 dson of John & Charlotte
52McHenryEveline18 Aug 1854dau of John W & Charlotte
42PeabodyJohn J18391840
12PotterAnnis25 Sep 184861 y 5 m 25 dwife of Ben J
11PotterBenjamin16 Mar 185972 y 16 d
27PotterChester W28 Sep 18634 y 5 m 1 dson of G W & Martha
25PotterCynthia2 Feb 181231 Aug 1899Same stone as Silas R
22PotterFlora M18681917R.N.A. at rest
23PotterGeorge W18321902GARSame stone as Sarah E
26PotterOmar D25 Jun 186420 y 10 m 13 dCo. E 50th Reg Indiana Infantry, died while in service to his country
13PotterOrson A15 Feb 184621 Dec 1920
23PotterSarah E18421923Same stone as George W
25PotterSilas R12 Nov 181026 Dec 1876Same stone as Cynthia
66SandersGeorge W24 Feb 184210 Aug 1901Same stone as Sarah Jane
24SandersRobert B22 Oct 1848son of J W & J
66SandersSarah Jane23 Apr 184214 Mar 1926Same stone as George
67SandersSusan23 Aug 186460 ywife of Wm BSame stone as Winfield
67SandersWinfield S25 Aug 186415 y 11 m 23 dson of Wm B & SusanSame stone as Susan
68SandersWm B26 Feb 187574 y 1 m 26 d
21SmithJohn R15 Apr 187868 y 2 m 14 d
16TylerNannie M1 Jul 186511 Mar 190337 y 6 m 10 d
15TylerWillie F10 Feb 18973 Jul 1897son of W D & Nannie M
17TylerWilson Dean18651938
50VanOsdolOlive L22 Dec 186121 Mar 1892wife of J A
70WeathersJohn N6 Dec 183220 Jan 1912GAR, Co C 83rd Ind. Vol. InfantrySame stone as Lutacia
70WeathersLutaciaSep 1834his wifeSame stone as John N
69WeathersSusie J22 Nov 18573 Oct 1875dau of J N & Lutacia
57unreadable12 May 185777 y 1 m 12 d