Gossett-Hageman Cemetery, Liberty TownshipIndex of Gossett-Hageman Cemetery burials . . . .

The Gossett-Hageman Cemetery is usually referred to as the Gossett Cemetery and occasionally as the Salt Creek Cemetery in early cemetery records. The cemetery is located at 899 North on Indiana 149 in a wooded area behind a house. The cemetery was last read August 1, 1994, by Ed and Doris Brozak for the Northwest Indiana Genealogical Society (NWIGS). The cemetery had been previously read by Jane Blachley on February 11, 1966. The cemetery is inactive; the last known burial occurred in this cemetery in 1885.

The cemetery contains the burial of at least one veteran of the War of 1812 (John Hageman) and one veteran of the Revolutionary War (Henry Batton, father of John Hageman).

The first known burial in Gossett-Hageman Cemetery is that of Nancy Gossett, who died in 1837. However, in an article published on page 13 of the January 31, 1981, issue of The Vidette-Messenger titled "Hugharts Give Up West Virginia for Liberty Township," it is mentioned that Susanna (Spencer) Hughart was the first white person to die and be buried in Liberty Township. The article states that her burial took place in "Gosserts' Cemetery" [sic] in October 1835. The newspaper article also mentions that "Mother Hughart" was buried in the cemetery a short time after Susanna. It is believed that Mother Hughart was Agnes Hughart.

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BATTAN, Henry
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1750 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1845
Notes: 95y; Sgt. Pennsylvania Troops, Revolutionary War

BECK, Jacob
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1800 [estimated birth date]
Death: 1 - 14 - 1849
Notes: 49y

BECK, Jane
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1803
Death: 0 - 0 - 1871
Notes:

BEEBE, H. A.
Birth: 4 - 4 - 1837
Death: 6 - 29 - 1860
Notes: 23y,1m,29d

BEEBE, Harriet J.
Birth: 5 - 12 - 1771 [estimated birth date]
Death: 2 - 12 - 1851
Notes: 71y,9m; Wife of L.D. Beebe

GOSSETT, Albert
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

GOSSETT, Chancy
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1839 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1853
Notes: 14y

GOSSETT, Charity
Birth: 2 - 17 - 1799
Death: 10 - 4 - 1885
Notes: 86y,9m
Obituary: Obituary 1: IN AND ABOUT CHESTERTON. Last Sunday, while at the dinner table of Mr. Ritter a farmer living on Twenty Mile Prairie, Grandma Gossett fell back dead, while in the act of taking a mouthful of food. She was in apparent good health at the time. She was in her 91st year. The funeral was held at Robbin's chapel on Tuesday. || Obituary 2: Obituary. Died Oct. 4th, '85, in her 87th year Charity Gossett while sitting at the table eating her dinner. She was born in Ohio on February the 17th, was married to Wm. Gossett in her 16th year by whom she had 8 children, three of whom survive her, two boys and one girl. They lived in Union county, Indiana till 1834, the last day of May they settled near where Hageman is now located, but next year moved to Salt Creek, where he built what is now called the Gossett mills. Here Mr. Gossett died Feb. 11, 1849, here was her home till her death, but she had been living with her grand-daughter, Maria Akerman, until a few weeks before her death, she went to Salt Creek to visit and died at P. Riters's, apparently in her usual health. MRS. H. HAGEMAN
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; October 8, 1885; Volume 2, Number 28, Page 4, Column 3 || Obituary 2: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; October 15, 1885; Volume 2, Number 29, Page 1, Column 8

GOSSETT, Jan
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

GOSSETT, John
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 4 - 19 - 1887
Notes: Porter County Library Death Index card catalog indicates that John Gossett was born in Indiana and died on April 19, 1887, at the age of 69 years. Father is listed as William Gossett. Mother is listed as Charity Gossett.
Obituary: Obituary 1: AT HOME AND ABORAD. John Gossett, of Salt Creek, died last Tuesday morning at 6:30 o'clock. The funeral services were held in the McCool chapel to-day. Rev. West, officiating. The remains were interred in the family cemetery. || Obituary 2: Obituary. Mr. John Gosset, of Salt Creek, was interred in the family cemtery on Thursday last. The funeral services were conducted in the McCool chapel, Rev. Wm. West officiating. A large number of friends and neighbor were present. Mr. Gosset was one of the pioneers, having settled in this county in 1833, with his father who was the founder of the old mill known as "Gossets Mills." The deceased was extensively know and well respected, he was a member of the M. E. Church for a great many years, and in his death the church loose a faithful adherent, and society an exemplar of righteous principles. He was 69 years of age, and leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter. He was the only brother of Mrs. Henry Hageman.
Obituary Source: Obituary 1: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 21, 1887; Volume 4, Number 3, Page 4, Column 4 || Obituary 2: The Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana; April 28, 1887; Volume 4, Number 4, Page 4, Column 4

GOSSETT, Nancy
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1760 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1837
Notes: 77y

GOSSETT, Nancy
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1817 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1839
Notes: 22y

GOSSETT, Wm.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1790 [estimated birth date]
Death: 2 - 10 - 1845
Notes: 55y

GRIFFATH, Louisa
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

HAGEMAN, Alfred
Birth: 7 - 19 - 1847
Death: 9 - 23 - 1852
Notes: 5y,2m,4d; Fourth son of Henry and Hannah

HAGEMAN, Eleanor
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

HAGEMAN, Hannah
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1777 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1843
Notes: 66y

HAGEMAN, Ira
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1861
Death: 0 - 0 - 1861
Notes:

HAGEMAN, John
Birth: 0 - 0 - 1769 [estimated birth date]
Death: 0 - 0 - 1843
Notes: 74y; Served in military as a Major
War of 1812

HAGEMAN, Jonathan
Birth: 5 - 7 - 1842
Death: 10 - 23 - 1851
Notes: 9y,5m,16d; Eldest son of Henry and Hannah

HAGEMAN, Minnie
Birth: 10 - 16 - 1854
Death: 12 - 13 - 1855
Notes: 1y,1m,28d

HEARRING, John G.
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 1 - 29 - 1847
Notes:

SKINNER, Charles W.
Birth: 1 - 3 - 1851
Death: 6 - 18 - 1852
Notes: 1y,5m,12d; Won of D. and S.

SKINNER, David
Birth: 0 - 0 - 0
Death: 0 - 0 - 0
Notes:

SKINNER, Jacob A.
Birth: 9 - 19 - 1858 [estimated birth date]
Death: 8 - 22 - 1859
Notes: 11m,3d; Son of D. and S.

SKINNER, Orinda
Birth: 12 - 19 - 1827
Death: 8 - 14 - 1856
Notes: 28y,7m,26d; Wife of David
Gossett-Hageman Cemetery
Obituary:
Obituary Source:

SKINNER, Susannah
Birth: 7 - 28 - 1817
Death: 12 - 12 - 1853
Notes: 36y,4m,15d; Wife of David

Notes concerning Gossett-Hageman Cemetery:
Newspaper items concerning the Gossett-Hageman Cemetery include the following:

In the August 23, 1916, issue of The Porter County Vidette, it is mentioned that:

        The Gossett Mills Burying Ground association held it annual
        reunion August 17 at the Gossett burying ground. Those
        present were Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Beck and daughter Carrie,
        and the former's mother, Mrs. Angeline Beck; Mr. and Mrs.
        Sadenwater of Michigan City, Mrs. Jessie Witchman of
        Chesterton, Fred Long and daughters, Lois and Jenny, and
        daughter-in-law, Mrs. Garry Long; John Hageman and sons,
        Charles and Henry, and daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ingle; Mr. and
        Mrs. Chris Johnson and daughter Vivian, Mrs. John H. Busse
        and daughter Florence, and Miss Stella Gossett of Porter.
        Election of officers resulted as follows: John H. Busse,
        president; Erwin Beck, vice president; Miss Florence Busse,
        secretary; Ralph E. Busse, treasurer; Mrs. Grace Foster
        Herbin, Westfield, N. J., corresponding secretary; Rev.
        John O. Foster of Seattle, Wash., honorary president.

[The Porter County Vidette; Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; August 23, 1916; Page 4, Column 3]

Gossett-Hageman Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook

 

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