Taylor Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Eureka Road
Taylor, MI
Wayne County

Michigan Historic Marker The Taylor Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery congregation built the first church in Taylor Township in 1882, on land donated by Marlin H.H. & Rachel Coan for a church and cemetery. Platted in 1884 this cemetery originated as the churches burial ground. At that time, remains dating from as early as the 1840's were relocated here from private family cemeteries. In 1923, the burial ground became West Mound Cemetery, renamed for the large sand hill on which it stood. The remains of Peter Coan, Taylor's first landowner are among the 3,200 graves of which 114 date from early in the nineteenth century.


Asmus, Paulena C. "mother" 1849 - 1932
Asmus, August "father" 1837 - 1929
Asmus, Edward 1908 - 1940

Bahlhorn, Mary 1852 - 1928 "rest in peace"
Bahlhorn, John J. 1848 - 1933 "rest in peace"
Bahlhorn, Herbert C. *stone is buried beneath ground level*
Bahlhorn, Lois L. 1897 - 1986

Balk, James Frederick "darling son of Martin & Clara Balk" born March 25, 1927 died May 20, 1928 "gone but not forgotten"

Barton, Martha "wife of George Barton" died ? 25, 186? "aged 61 yrs 7mths ?dys" *Stone broken*
Barton, Bryan 1843 - 1910
Barton, Hulda born May 14, 1826 died November 4, 1905
Barton, George died February 13, 1899 "aged 81 yrs"

Bauer, Walter F. 1887 - 1924
Bauer, Erna (nee Paczewitz) born November 8, 1896 died September 25, 1963

Baumdraher, Charles born February 15, 1829 died June 19, 1902 "aged 73 yrs 4 mths 4 dys"
Baumdraher, Christina born August 11, 1829 died June 28, 1908 "aged 73 yrs 10mths 17dys"
Baumdraher, Lena "mother" 1862 - 1933
Baumdraher John "father" 1858 - 1924
Baumdraher, Fred "son" 1881 - 1903

Beach, Esther "mother" 1858 - 1917
Beach, John "father" 1853 - 1931

Becker, Charles L. 1878 - 1957
Becker, Traice M. 1877 - 1944

Behnke, Paul D. "CPL US Army World War II" born January 22, 1924 died October 19, 1986 "P.O.W."

Bessey, Nancy 1868 - 1928
Bessey, Edward H. 1865 - 1956
Bessey, Truman E. 1900 - 1905
Bessey, June M. 1905 - 1929

Boltz, Wilbur "Mich S1 USNR World War II" born July 2, 1918 died November 18, 1961

Brighton, Bessie V. 1899 - 1997
Brighton, Loren L. 1898 - 1987
Brighton, Elizabeth L. 1875 - 1932
Brighton, Robert L. 1874 - 1965

Coan, Edith S. "dear wife" born November 22, 1914 - *blank*
Coan, George M. "dear husband" born July 24, 1911 died November 6, 1987
Coan, Mina 1874 - 1958
Coan, Milton H. 1873 - 1958

Colver, Edward H. 1895 - 1975
Colver, Clara C. 1898 - 1969

Frank, Lillie M. "mother" 1866 - 1922
Frank, Nicholas "father" 1856 - 1927
markers only in the Frank Plot marked: "Mother" 1863 - 1935 and "Father" 1850 - 1907
Frank, Harry 1901 - 1921

Fredericks, Bertha "daughter" 1906 - 1998
Fredericks, Anna "mother" 1864 - 1928
Fredericks, Edward "father" 1864 - 1944

Glinke, Catherine M. 1884 - 1965
Glinke, William F. 1845 - 1925
Glinke, Edward P. 1887 - 1956

Gray, Lessel G. 1925 - 1968
Gray, Glendora 1923 - 1991
Gray, Charles G. "beloved father" 1922 - 1994
Gray, Keith C. "son" 1956 - 1966

Heft, Edward 1869 - 1931
Heft, Augusta 1869 - 1959

Helms, Louis F. 1861 - 1941
Helms, Fredericka 1873 - 1945
Helms, Charles F. died September 12, 1892 "aged 74 yrs 11mths 9 dys"
Helms, Dorothea "wife of Charles Helms died June 11, 1893 "aged 75 yrs 2mths 24 dys"

Hildebrandt, Jordan died March 17, 1895 "aged 84 yrs 1 mth ?6dys" *stone tipped over*

Hoffer, Norman Ray "son" born June 30, 1926 died June 11, 1947
Hoffer, Elsie 1898 - 1930
Hoffer, Mathilda 1896 - 1923

Hollister, Doris M. died 1987
Hollister, George R. 1917 - 199

Hopka, Reynold H. 1880 - 1925
Hopka, Fredericka 1887 - 1980
Hopka, Reynold H. "husband" 1905 - 1973
Hopka, Frances M. "wife" 1905 - 1998

Huntley, Joseph D. "husband-father" 1867 - 1959
Huntley, Matilda 1874 - 1967
Huntley, Edward A. "son" 1904 - 1926 "asleep in Jesus, till He comes"

Janneck, Amelia "mother" 1872 - 1933

Knope, John "husband" 1879 - 1973
Knope, Minne "wife" 1884 - 1969
Knope, Edwin Harold "Mich PFC 179 INF Korea PH 45 Inf Div"
Second stone for:Knope, Edwin born February 13, 1930 died March 1, 1952
Knope, John 1867 - 1935
Knope, 1862 - 1938
Knope, Olive "his wife" 1864 - 1948

Konarska, Fredrick "son" 1893 - 1970
Konarska, William "son" 1890 - 1928

Kreger, Charles E. 1857 - 1933
Kreger, Catherine 1864 - 1950
Kreger, Harvey D> 1884 - 1954

Krumm, Friedrich "geboren Puttlitz Prewszen d 24. May 1816 Gesborben 2. Juli. 1904"

Leimbach, Joseph born October 10, 1872 died March 13, 1945
Leimbach, Bertha M. born January 19, 1880 died December 7, 1961

Lewis, Effie "mother" 1884 - 1959
Lewis, Daniel "father" 1882 - 1937

Liddle, Joseph E. "Mich CPL 160 Depot Brigade World War I" born April 11, 1899 died June 5, 1956
Liddle, John G. Jr. 1866 - 1923

Litogot, Charles C. 1853 - 1940
Litogot, Esther A. "his wife" 1858 - 1923

Madsen, Leona M. (nee VanCleff) born September 12, 1918 died June 6, 1972 "at rest"

Marcum, James D. "dear son" born March 2, 1970 died May 1, 1970
Marcum, Raymond "in memory of our son" born April 23, 1934 died July 19, 1968
Marcum, John A. "husband & father" born February 17, 1912 died June 21, 1973
Marcum, Glenn D. Jr "God Bless our baby boy" born May 26, 1977 died August 12, 1977

Mauritho-Pahl, Bette "daughter" 1922 - 1948
Mauritho, Orson Lee "husband" 1892 - 1944
Mauritho, Clara Grant "wife" 1894 - 1929 Mehling, Helen L. born December 7, 1928 died January 21, 1989

Mehlino, Ray J. "Michigan Sgt Co C 3 Inf Regt World War II BSM" born June 14, 1923 died June 9, 1954

Miller, Clarence "son" 1901 - 1988
Miller, William "son" 1900 - 1919
Miller, Emma H. "mother" 1879 - 1938
Miller, Rudolph H. "father" 1868 - 1941
Miller, Edward T. "son" 1901 - 1981
Miller, Kirby "grandfather" 1872 - 1948

Moyer, Ione "wife - mother" 1901 - 1990

Murphy, Arthur "dear brother and uncle" born January 8, 1907 died November 13, 1993 "In God's care"

Muxworthy, Minnie 1881 - 1930
Muxworthy, William 1868 - 1935 *tipped over*

Paczewitz, Max born February 27, 1904 died April 1, 1985
Paczewitz, Henriette "dear mother" nee Schotter 1867 - 1954

Proctor, Florence C. 1907 - 1985
Proctor, Harvey R. 1898 - 1956

Reichenbach, Henry E. born February 24, 1898 died February 20, 1984
Reichenbach "father" 1869 - 1957
Reichenbach, Florence born December 12, 1905 died May 23, 1991
Reichenbach "mother" 1872 - 1948

Riedel, Ella M. "mother" born September 18, 1868 died March 1, 1953
Riedel, Fred W. "father" born June 2, 1868 died December 17, 1941

Rudkoska *Large monument, however no writting upon it*

Sanborn, Frank F. 1925 - 1928

Sandefur, Richard W. "dearest son" born September 24, 1959 died July 12, 1975 "asleep in Jesus" *has photo on stone*

Sawitskas, Ida R. 1910 - 1999
Sawitskas, Victor 1900 - 1970
Sawitskas, Victor Jr 1923 - 1926
Sawitskas, Lulu B. 1901 - 1926

Schafer, Sebastian 1852 - 1913
Schafer, Mary M. 1855 - 1948
Schafer, Reinhart born July 25, 1828 died February 17, 1907 "aged 79 yrs"
Schafer, Christina "his wife" born July 12, 1831 died August 23, 1909 "aged 69 yrs 1mth 11 dys"

Schonscheck, William born March 31, 1845 died July 13, 1939
Schonscheck, Sophia born April 6, 1854 died December 4, 1919
Schonscheck, Walter A. "beloved father" born August 16, 1898 died January 27, 1978

Schotter, Bertha "mother 1865 - 1946
Schotter, Julius "father" 1864 - 1937

Sell, George W. "husband - father" 1873 - 1964
Sell, Anna E. "wife - mother" 1878 - 1952
Sell, Edward O. "our son" 1911 - 1929
Sell, Georgie M. "our son" 1915 - 1929
Sell, Wilmer H. "husband" 1921 - 1946
Sell, Harvey J. 1923 - 1924

Sherman, Worthy D. 1868 - 1924
Sherman, Almira A. 1868 - 1948

Spoon, Goldie born April 26, 1889 died October 25, 1980
Spoon, Willis born August 10, 1885 died June 13, 1968

Steward, Willard born March 19, 1829 died October 26, 1881
Steward, Abigail A. born January 20, 1833 died September 14, 1836
Steward, Mary T. "wife of W.N. Steward" died April 5, 1885 "aged 81 yrs"
Steward, Willard N. died December 25, 1891 "aged 91 yrs 2mths 2 dys"

Strother, Woodrow L. 1914 - 1999
married July 6, 1946
Strother, Barbara M. 1922 - 1998

Sutliff, Harriette "wife of A. Sutliff" born June 24, 1866 died December 7, 1903
Sutliff, Vreeland "son of A. & H.E. Sutliff" born January 4, 1891 died December 7, 1903

Thompson, Roy A. 1909 - 1988
Thompson, Irma 1912 - 1997

Townsend, Chas. B. "son" 1917 - 1926

Trites, Ebenezer H. "father" 1842 - 1928
Trites, Sarah C. "mother" 1857 - 1936

Trosin, Fred K. "husband - father" 1894 - 1965
Trosin, Cora C. "mother" 1898 - 1980
Trosin, Willis Kenneth 1922 - 1924

Tucker-Knope, Leroy 1885 - *blank*
Tucker-Knope, Elsie "his wife" 1888 - *blank*

Unger, Hugo "father" 1893 - 1987
Unger, Hugh "son" 1923

VanCleef, Clarence 1897 - 1925 "at rest"
VanCleef, Ellen "mother" 1856 - 1938 "at rest"
VanCleef, Frank R. "father" 1853 - 1929 "at rest"

Vick, Marian L. born August 6, 1916 died September 20, 1977
Vick, Arthur L. "father" 1884 - 1943
Vick, Bertha "mother" 1892 - 1975

Vreeland, Sophia "wife of Michael Vreeland" born May 10, 1833 died January 27, 1894
Vreeland, Ellen Pink "daughter of E & N Vreeland" died January 28, 1869 "aged 2yrs 3mths 21dys"
There are 2 broken stones in the Vreeland Plot Wells, Blanche Fowler 1891 - 1949
Wells, Alice 1849 - 1932
Wells, Vincent 1846 - 1929
Wells, Evelyn 1881 - 1966
Wells, Clyde V. 1878 - 1964

White, Arthur J. "father" born June 19, 1889 died February 3, 1933

Yack, George "husband" 1898 - 1955

Yancy, David Bryon 1947 - 1975
Yancy, Earl R. 1906 - 1970
Yancy, Grace T. August 1915 to July 1990 "stone is tipped over*

Ziegler, Violet E. (nee Trosin) 1924 - 1958

Unknown Surnames
Stella Mae "mother" died January 7, 1929
Ira John "father" 1892 - 1966
Alma Josephine "mother" 1899 - 1984 ***** there monument is tipped over, so you can't see the surname *****

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