Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery, Pine TownshipIndex of Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery burials . . . .

The Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery is located south of Burdick Road, east of 475 East, and north of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad tracks. The cemetery land is shaped as a triangle - bounded on the north by Burdick Road, on the south by the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad tracks, and on the east by a fence line. In 1876, the cemetery was on land owned by A. C. Burdick, and by 1906 the land was owned by C. Bedenkop [northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 2].

The cemetery appears on Pine Township plat maps published in 1906, 1921, and 1938. The Burdick Christian Church once stood adjacent to the cemetery, as shown in the 1921 plat map of Pine Township [see maps below].

Cemetery records maintained by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society indicate that a tombstone for John Bedenkop and Musetta (Anderson) Bendenkop once existed in the cemetery, along with a few other graves. The cemetery reportedly can longer be found.

Interestingly, records of Beatty's Corners Cemetery in Coolspring Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, indicate that  the body of John Bedenkop was once interred in that cemetery and later removed and interred in the Chesterton Cemetery. The Beatty's Corners Cemetery records also suggest that Musette was interred in Chesterton Cemetery upon her death. Chesterton Cemetery burial records do indeed show that John and Musette are buried there. Collectively, this information calls into question whether John and Musette were ever buried in the Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery.

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BEDENKOP, Charles John
Birth:
Death: August 4, 1953
Note: Burial noted in Pine Township Cemetery Index published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society. Date of death obtained from the Porter County Public Library's Obituary Index.

BEDENKOP, Musetta (Anderson)
Birth:
Death: December 23, 1943
Note: Burial noted in Pine Township Cemetery Index published by the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society. Date of death obtained from the Porter County Public Library's Obituary Index.

ORANGE, Margaret (McCord)
Birth: January 2, 1836
Death: December 6, 1888
Obituary: Mrs. Margaret Orange. DIED. -- On Thursday, Dec. 6th at her home in Burdick, Mrs. Margaret Orange, aged 52 years, 11 months. The funeral occurred on Friday, the 7th inst., and the remains interred in the Burdick Cemetery. The deceased was born on January 2, 1836, and was the daughter of Jessie and Nancy McCord. She was married to Thomas Orange on July 17th, 1855. From this union there were four children, three of whom survive her, one having died May 2nd, 1874. Her husband died in 1864, and since that time she has struggled on in widowhood. She was sick for one year and nine months, and though her suffering were severe, yet she was patient, and willing to go. She was rational to the last. Her funeral was largely attended.
Obituary Source: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; December 13, 1888; Volume 5, Number 35, Page 5, Column 4

Please note that Margaret (McCord) Orange has a tombstone located in the Carter Cemetery in Jackson Township, Porter County, Indiana, which suggests that the newspaper notice provided above cites the incorrect cemetery for Margaret's burial or that Margaret's remains were later moved to the Carter Cemetery.


Detail of Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery
from 1906 Plat Map of Pine Township
 


Detail of Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery
from 1906 Plat Map of Pine Township
Note location of Burdick
Christian Church in this map.

Bedenkop/Burdick Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook

 

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