White Cemetery, Morgan TownshipIndex of White Cemetery burials . . . .

The White Cemetery is located at 82 East and 150 South, approximately 7/8ths of mile east of Smoke Road. The cemetery is situated on the south side of 150 South a short distance east of 75 East (southeast corner of the southeast corner of the northeast corner of Section 12). The cemetery is somewhat difficult to view from 150 South since it is located on a hill and surrounded by a fence behind a residence.

According to cemetery records maintained by the Porter County Public Library, the 1876 plat map shows a church in southeast quarter of Section 12, as well as a meeting house. The identified church was referred to as White's Methodist Faith Church.

Some of the burials listed below were enumerated by Mrs. Josephus Blachly in February 1961, based on tombstones that could be located in the cemetery. Other burials were determined from information provided in published obituaries and death notices.

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BROWN, female
Death: December 8, 1892
Note: Aged 17 years. This burial is based on a report of Brown's death reportedly published in The Messenger of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana.

COLE, Daughter
Death: November 23, 1878 [based on evidence in obituary]
Obituary 1: LOCAL. -- A little daughter of C. C. Cole, of White Settlement, died last Saturday of typhoid fever, aged eight years and four months. She was buried Sunday at the cemetery near their home, the rights of the occasion being conducted by Rev. J. W. Forbes.
Obituary Source 1: Porter County Vidette of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; November 28, 1878; Volume 22, Number 48, Page 3, Column 2

Obituary 2: THE COUNTY. -- WHITE SETTLEMENT. -- Mrs. C. C. Cole was slowly arising from a severe attack of the thyphoid fever when her little daughter was suddenly taken ill; lingered but one short week upon the sick bed, and died. The death angel came and gently bore her away unto that upper and better land to meet her Savior there. Her funeral was preached by J. W. Forbes at the Dille school house, when her remains were taken and placed in the cold and silent grave, east of the M. E. church.
Obituary Source 2: Porter County Vidette of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; December 5, 1878; Volume 22, Number 49, Page 2, Column 6

HALL, Charles
Birth: October 21, 1874
Death: February 21, 1875
Note: Son of Jacob and Ella (White) Hall

Note: Daughter of Daniel and Alice (White) Stoner

STONER, Raymond
Note: Son of Daniel and Alice (White) Stoner

Death: February 1877
Obituary: Mr. Hans Urbahns, farmer in the White Settlement a few miles south of here, and the father of John Urbahns, merchant of this place, died at his residence on Monday of last week in his 72d year of age. He was buried in the cemetery of that neighborhood on Wednesday following, the Rev. Lange, Lutheran minister of this place, conducting the services. The deceased had suffered much the year past with grief for the sickness and death of his wife which occurred Feb. 1876, and had lately also been much troubled on account of pecuniary embarrassment, he being somewhat involved in debt as surety. These troubles on his brain are said to have hastened his death. He sold his farm some weeks ago -- the upland, with good improvements at $40 per ace, and the marsh at $20, which his friends thought very low, and possibly this added to his worrying. His children fortunately were harmonious and settled the estate at once without the intervention of a court, which by the ordinary course would have cost no small share of a good estate.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 22, 1877; Volume 21, Number 8, Page 3, Column 4

URBAHNS, Margaret
Death: January 31, 1876 [based on evidence in obituary]
Obituary: LOCAL. -- Mrs. Margaret Urbahns, wife of Mr. Hans D. Urbahns, was taken with apoplexy last Monday morning and died at her residence in the White settlement on Tuesday morning. Deceased was 66 years of age and had resided 22 years in Porter county. The funeral services take place to-day.
Obituary Source: Porter County Vidette of Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana; February 3, 1876; Volume 20, Number 5, Page 3, Column 2

WHITE, Adeline (Morton)
Birth: July 19, 1822
Death: October 16, 1894

WHITE, Ambrose
Birth: February 3, 1846
Death: July 10, 1865
Note: Killed in Civil War, 151st Indiana Infantry; son of William and Adeline White

WHITE, Elmore
Birth: September 1, 1849
Death: September 1, 1872
Note: Son of William and Adeline White

WHITE, Margaretta
Birth: January 1, 1841
Death: January 10, 1861
Note: Daughter of William and Adeline White

WHITE, William A.
Birth: November 21, 1819
Death: December 21, 1861

WHITE, Willis A.
Birth: June 8, 1860
Death: August 8, 1861
Note: Son of William and Adeline White

White Cemetery data prepared by Steven R. Shook


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