Bertrand Protestant Cemetery
Old Higbee Cemetery

Niles Township,
Berrien County, Michigan

Abandoned Cemetery - Off of 3rd street in Niles Township Michigan, approximately 4 miles from Niles, Michigan.
Between Bertrand Rd. and Fulkerson Rd. off Third street
Cemetery founded circa 1830. Many of the old stones in this cemetery have either weathered away or been the victim of being vandalized.
Only a few stones remain.

At one point there was a small village of Betertand, no longer in existance. The oldest resident of this little knoll was Daniel C.Higbee. born 1811 son of
Isaac & Polly (Comstock) Higbee.
who settled in the area in about 1833 with his 1st wife, Syrena. She died in 1853 and Daniel Married Catherine (Schuder) Fisher 9 November 1853.
Daniel died in 5 February, 1902 at age 90 years and Catherine in  6 July 1909 at the age of 79.  Possible burial here but unproven.

Old DAR Listing from the 1930's shows:

Name DOB DOD Notes  
Barnhart, Jacob abt 1815 Sep 7, 1883    
Beal, Asa - Oct 31, 1856    
Butterfield, Isabella   Oct 7, 1847    
Eckler, Eliza 1825 1910    
Eckler, John Franklin Sr. 1819 1895   Veteran - Civil War -Rank of Corporal
Co. F 167th PA Vol. Inf
(Berks Co. PA) - enlisted Nov 12, 1862
Hilton, Hannah 1788 1857    
Higbee, Isaac 70y, 9m June 20, 1860   Info from DAR headstone readings
22 Sep 1789 in , Orange, New York, USA
Higbee, Polly (Comstock) Aug. 5, 1785 Aug 1, 1862   wo Isaac
Higbee, Syrena   1853   wf of D.C. Higbee
Loux, Sylvester abt 1807 Sept. 24, 1886   Enlisted Jan 16, 1864 - Co E. 129th Indiana Inf.
Prettyman, Burton H.   Mar 1, 1863   from census abt 1790 for dob
Prettyman, Nancy   Dec. 6, 1836   1st wo Burton
Prettyman, Prudence,   July 17, 1863   2nd wo Burton
Seward, Charles   Feb. 15, 1853    
Squires, Anna M.   1853   wo William
Squires, William   1847    
Weaver, Margaret 1790 1839    
Weaver, O.R. 1781 1850    
Whipple, Eunice 1832 1876    
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