Several years ago, one of my cousins on my mothers side of the family wanted me to show her some of the family stones that I had found. We made a day of it, first hitting up the two cemeteries in Chester township, Ottawa county Michigan that had some family members. Then we hit the road northward and I shared the stones in Chase township, Lake county.
After the work of once again digging weeds and grass that threatened to cover the stones there, we set our sights on new graves. We ventured north even farther, trying to find Copemish cemetery in Cleon township, Manistee county, with some of our grandmother's line of Stiver, Wells and maybe even Nolf.
Finally finding the cemetery, we discovered it had a section on both the north and south sides of the road. And, deciding the north side looked older, as well as smaller, we drove in there and got ready to search. We had already decided to make a very systematic search, starting and on side of the drive near the front and working our way around the entire cemetery.
When we parked our car, before we were even out of the car we saw this:
Then finally, after almost completing the cemetery, the other set of inlaws. Great-great grandpa Peter D Wells and his wife Mary, who was a Nolf.