Crisman Cemetery, Portage TownshipIndex of Crisman Cemetery burials . . . .
The index of Portage Township cemeteries published in 1995 by the Northwest
Indiana Genealogical Society provides the following information concerning the
"Benjamin & Elizaberth (Baughman) Crisman arrived in Porter
Co. in 1850. The family consisted of Solomon, Isaac, Addison,
Oliver, Henry, Milton, Haney, Wesley, Eliza, Jane. While
excavating for a service station at the SE corner of US 20
in section 1, stone were found. One stone had I. & J. Crisman
and another had Wilbur - Martha children of I & J Crisman.
Isaac Crisman was born June 3, 1839 and married Jane
White on December 12, 1870."
Given this information, the Crisman Cemetery would have been located in the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 1. The 1876 plat of Portage Township indicates that this land was once owned by J. White.
The following obituary for one of Isaac Crisman's children appeared in the December 7, 1876, issue of the Porter County Vidette, Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana [Volume 20, Number 49, Page 3, Column 6], and may refer to one to Martha Crisman or Wilbur Crisman:
"Joy's Run Items.
One of Ike Crisman's little children died Thursday of scarlet
fever; the other is at the point of death."
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Birth: June 3, 1839, in Carroll County, Ohio
Death: February 3, 1923, in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana
Note: husband of Jane (White) Crisman; tombstone for Isaac Crisman appears in the McCool Cemetery in Portage Township
CRISMAN, Jane (White)
Birth: 1847, in Illinois
Death: 1898, in Portage Township, Porter County, Indiana
Note: wife of Isaac Crisman
Note: daughter of Isaac and Jane (White) Crisman; given name may have been Mertie
Note: son of Isaac and Jane (White) Crisman; given name may have been spelled as Wilber
Crisman Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook