The Marshall County Genealogical Society’s 2022 Annual Cemetery Tour on Tuesday, June 7, includes Stringer/Lake Cemetery, Hindel Cemetery, Bethel Cemetery, and Roberts Cemetery. 

The tour will be a little different this year due to the lack of parking for Roberts Cemetery.  Ellen Hummel’s presentation for Roberts Cemetery will be at the museum’s community room at about 7:15. Light refreshments will be served at the museum rather than at each stop.

At 5:00 they are meeting at Stringer/ Lake cemetery to see the changes made since the last visit. Center Township Trustee Amy Knapp will be on hand to discuss improvements to the cemeteries made under her charge. 

Then on to Hindel Cemetery on Lincoln Highway near Iris Road at 5:40 followed by Bethel Cemetery on Gumwood Road south of 14B Road at 6:20. Jerry Eby will present a history of the Bethel Cemetery. Anita Kopetski is presenting a history of the Hindel Cemetery.  The last stop is the museum where we’ll have a presentation on the Roberts Cemetery.  The caravan will drive by Roberts on its way back into Plymouth.  After thoughtful discussion, it was decided that the road by Roberts Cemetery is too busy and dangerous for the caravan to park due to the wide farm equipment traveling the road at this time of year. 

The Cemetery Tour will conclude at the Marshall County Museum at about 7:00. Refreshments will be provided ahead of Hummel’s presentation.  The Museum is located at 123 North Michigan Street in Plymouth.  Doors will be unlocked when the tour group arrives.  If you are early, please wait, we’ll be there shortly.

As usual, the times mentioned are approximated.  Two of the cemeteries we are visiting have undergone restoration and we can see the improvements made.

For those who want to caravan, meet at the Plymouth Public Library in the west parking lot at 4:45 p.m. or meet at Stringer/Lake south of the hospital at 5:00.  The public is invited to attend all or a portion of the presentations.