Dunn Cemetery, Porter TownshipIndex of Dunn Cemetery burials . . . .

The Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society cemetery index for Porter Township states that:

       "The [Dunn] cemetery is 1/2 mile south of Salem Cemetery
        east of the Lake/Porter Line Road in Section 27. . . . There
        were 4 or 5 graves on the widow Dunn farm buried east of
        the Dunn home located in the NW corner of Section 27. The
        last burial was in 1851 and has been unused since then. Ezra
        and Lydia Dunn arrived in Porter Twp. in 1844. Their first
        home was a log cabin until they built a frame house in 1859.
        The people [currently owning the land] where the cemetery
        was supposed to be said they didn't know anything about the
        cemetery in 1993."

The information above from the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society is likely incorrect with regard to the location of the Dunn Cemetery. The 1876 plat map for Porter Township indicates that E. A. Dunn, son of Ezra Albert Dunn and Lydia A. (Ball) Dunn, owned 40 acres located in the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 22, adjacent to the northwest quarter of Section 27. The residence on this 40 acres is shown to be in the extreme southwest quarter of the property. Thus, the Dunn Cemetery was likely located on the ten acres of land situated in the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of Section 22, near the residence shown on the 1876 plat map.

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Dunn Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook


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