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Bendle Cemetery
Swartz Creek, Genesee County, Michigan

Lat: 43° 01' 45"N, Lon: 83° 51' 57"W
Clayton Township, Section 10

Contributed by Len Thomas, Sep 10, 2008, last edited Sep 27, 2008 [len40tho@comcast.net]. Total records = 1,436.

To reach cemetery from Miller Road in Swartz Creek MI drive north on Seymour Road for 5.14 miles, turn left or west onto Beecher Road. The cemetery will be on your left or south side of Beecher Road in .5 mile.

The Bendle Cemetery was established in the early 1800s, and is operated by Clayton Township. It is an active cemetery and inquiries should be directed to the Township Clerk. The cemetery is well-maintained and evokes nostalgia with so many large trees amid the headstones. The u-shaped driveway provides easy access to the entire cemetery.

I compiled this transcription using a 1961 transcription by Merle Perry as a basis. I walked the cemetery to verify the headstone inscriptions and checked these against the records, with Sally Lurvey, township clerk. All inscriptions are included, even if a spouse is not deceased. This is complete up to Sep 09, 2008.

- Len Thomas

Legend:
b. = birth date
d. = death date
mar. = married
d/o = daughter of
s/o = son of
w/o = wife of
h/o = husband of
vet. = veteran with no other military information, except the war served
(Name) = name in parenthesis, for women, indicates maiden name

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