Riverview Cemetery
St. Joseph, Michigan
Operated by: City of St. Joseph
Located on the East side of Niles Avenue north of I-94

History:  In the early 20th century it was realized that eventually the St. Joseph City Cemetery would someday be out grown, even with the mausoleum that had been added. The need for additional burial area was noted and a solution sought. The older tired looking cemetery of Royalton Heights was in existence. It was thought that by adding to the old and creating new burial areas, along with beautifying the grounds, it would encourage purchases in this portion of the city. Riverview was originally purchased from Adelbert Birdsey in 1912. This land was adjacent to the Royalton Heights Cemetery. 1934 brought additional changes with a 24 X 35 foot bungalow type building with fieldstone front administration building was built. The plans for the building were drawn by Homer Harper. Also a stone drive was placed in the cemetery, including the Royalton portion for easy access. In January of 1935 Riverview purchased an additional 27 acres, which was comprised of 2 tracts North and West of the then existing cemetery. A purchase from William A. Combs was agreed to.  This completed the surrounding land of the old Royalton Heights Cemetery leaving no clear definition of where the older cemetery ended and the newer began. There was quite a bit of beautification done, including the old Royalton portion. Adding the additional 27 plus acres brought the total up to 32 1/2 acres in the year 1935.

Today Riverview has grown to over 40 acres and it is nearly impossible to determine where Royalton Heights Cemetery ends and Riverview Cemetery begins. If you did not know Royalton Heights Cemetery is what appears to be the older section of Riverview Cemetery you would believe they are one.  Also see Royalton Heights Cemetery on our site. There are some duplicates listed owing to the fact that there are no boundaries indicated of where the old cemetery ends and new cemetery begins.

The following partial burial listings contain many of the families that once lived in Berrien County or had family connections. For a full listing of this cemetery, the Berrien County Genealogical Society offers a book that may be purchased on the readings and studies done by the group. (See below link)

overview
Cemetery Overview
sign
Photos by: Teresa O'Riley
Lucy K Miller
Lucy K. Miller
1871 - 1925
Lila Lee Smith
Lila Lee Smith
1900 - 1969
dedication
Memorial to Flight 2501
Crashed Lake Michigan June 23, 1950
Walter Smith
Walter B. Smith
1907 - 1944

A PARTIAL LISTING BELOW

Name Date Of Birth Date Of Death Notes/Comments
Abbe, Frank
15 Jun 1931 obit date
brief obit age 78 years
Abbe, Hattie (Curtis)

05 Jan 1954
age 83 years
Abraham, Edward
1857
1925

Abraham, Rudolph
1860
1926

Abraham, William
1862
1926

Adams, Carolyn A. 24 Apr 1936 11 Mar 2007 wife of  Dale
Adams, Dale G. 15 Oct 1936 14 Jun 1997 US Marine Corps. Sgt.
Adler, Herman
1866


Anderson, Axel
28 Jan 1946 obit date age 76 years
Arend, Bertha 15 Apr 1895 (Wolfsdorf, Germany) 18 Apr 1991 (Bridgman, MI) Cont. by: Dennis Arend - Sun City, AZ
Arend, Walter T. 15 Mar 1892 Baroda, MI March 06 Mar 1984 Berrien Twp Cont. by: Dennis Arend - Sun City, AZ
Austin, Henry S.
21 Sep 1862
05 Jun 1917
death cert. father, William, mother ... Doan
Bartel, August
1837
1924

Bartloff, Christine
1856


Bartloff, John A.
1848
1927

Bauer, Adolph
1867
1923

Bays, Alfred F. 1876 1958
Bays , Berga C. 1879 1970
Bays, Harry O. 1909 1994
Beers, Eliza Jane
1851


Beers, John M. D.
1846
1922

Berk, Louis
05 Aug 1861
23 Jun 1918
death cert. father, Fritz, mother Eva Tombrosky born in Russia
Berndt
1844
1924

Berndt, Helena Mrs. 27 Feb 1899
22 Apr 1945 age 46 years born in Germany widow of Julius Berndt who died July 1944
Bettig, Hildegard maiden name Galunka
19 Aug 1928 East Prussia
10 Sep 2000
wife of Paul-Cont. by:  Rick Bettig
Birdsey, Mildred M. 06 Feb 1896 23 Oct 1915 death cert. father, Adelbert Birdsey, mother, Rose Martin
Boswell, Guy L. Capt.   24 Mar 1926  
Boswell, Helen Hester
27 Aug 1929  age 77 years
Boswell, Tillman
1851
1926

Branson, Edna 18 Oct 1916 21 Nov 1999 Submitted By Deanna Branson West
Branson, Ira 21 Jul 1907 05 Nov 1989 Submitted By Deanna Branson West
Briney, Adam J 12 Dec 1803 01 Jan 1875 Royalton Heights section
Briney, Sarah (Shearer) 10 Feb 1810 19 Jan 1899 wife of Adam - aged 89 years 4 months Royalton Heights section
Brown, Anna Augusta (Rowe)
26 Jun 1855
31 May 1916
death cert. faher, Carl Rowe, mother, Augusta Pose
Brown, Cynthia   28 Oct 1927  
Brown, Frank A. 24 Sep 1851 10 Oct 1915 death cert. father, John, mother Arzila Keeler
Brown, Mary A.
1829
1923

Brown, Samuel Henry
18 Oct 1840
23 Oct 1916
death cert. father, Joseph, mother Mary Leslie
Brown, Sylvia 24 May 1889 27 Jul 1968
 Brunn, Julia
1833
1924
 
 Brunn, Michael
1833
1922
 
 Burandt, Albert
1849
1928
 
 Burandt, Augusta
1853
   
Buyack, Gertrude A. 1894 1981  
Caldwell, James W. 26 Dec 1900 31 Aug 1972 husband of Ruby Richardson married 01 Dec 1910 in Benton Harbor
Caldwell, Ruby 02 May 1900 23 Jun 1987 wife of James
Choate, Ralph 1900 1981  
Chrest. Charles
1854
1929

Coon, John J. 1923 1999 US Navy Vet
Cox, Elizabeth 06 Jul 1881 14 Dec 1969 born Stolpe, Germany obit
Crandall, Kidder 1811 1875
Crandall, Mary 1834 1890
 Cree, Clara J.
1849
1929
 
Cupp, Frank Valentin 1893 1978  
Cupp, Irene Ross 15 Dec 1900 10 Nov 1951 wife of Frank
Dahlman, Minnie F.
1864


Dahlman, William R.
1857
1926

Darmsteter, Anna 14 Dec 1848 31 Dec 1926  
Dekert, Anna
1862


Derrick, Arlys M. 29 May 1917 08 Mar 2009  
Derrick, Richard 16 Feb 1921 28 Apr 2001  
Dittman, Augusta (Werner)
12 Dec 1865
03 Oct 1918
death cert. husband, Gottleib, father, Andrew Werner, mother Marie Brown born in Russia
Dittman, Theresa
17 Nov 1897
01 Oct 1918
death cert. father Gottleib, mother, Augusta Werner born in Russia
Dovin, John 1867 1953  
Eisenhart, Fred William 22 Jun 1869 06 Mar 1945 husband of  Margaret who died in 1956 she is buried in Bethel Cem., Sodus
Eisenhart, Rose A. (Briney)
28 Aug 1869 18 Jun 1917 Royalton Heights section daughter of  Daniel Briney & Nancy Kinsey
Elkina, Daniel C.
1860
1923

Flugarth, Carl
1861
1924

Foll, Minnie B - Charles Mrs 16 Jul 1889 21 Aug 1932
Forney, John H. Sr. 1906 1975  
Forney, Mary L 1915 2006  
Forsberg, Andres
1845
1927

Frank, Auguste 1883 1957  
 Frobel, Albertinene
1857
  wife of F.
Frosberg, Karen
1848
1925

Gard, Anne E 1886 1975  
Gard, John J 1887 1980  
Gard, Raymond J 13 Feb 1926 03 Mar 1992 WW II Vet - PFC US Army
Gast, Fred
11 Jul 1832
27 Jan 1914
death cert. fahter, Martin, mother Mary ... death cert. indicates burial in "St. Joseph City Cem."
Gast, Matilda
1855
1926

Gephard, Eunice F.
1866
1929

Gephard, John w.
1864
1924

Gleffe, Anna T 07 Jan 1889 18 Oct 1956 born in Germany
Gleffe, Paul H. R. 15 Sep 1882 13 Aug 1918 death cert. father, Fred, mother Henrietta ...
Grau, Adam Ferdinand 27 Apr 1853 08 Apr 1939 Click on link for more info
Grau, Wilhelmina (Witowski) 18 May 1873 13 Mar 1962 Click on link for more info
Greening, Elmer H. 14 Dec 1906 15 May 1989  
Greisler, Frank Jr.
12 Dec 1932 age 31 years
Gross, Augusta H.
1862
1917

Haase, Albert O,
1848
1919

Haase, Arthur R. Sr. "Big Armer" 02 Jun 1927 09 Feb 2009 14 Oct 1950, married Mary L. Brittin WWII Vet
Haase, Augusta C.
1850


Haase, Caroline
1849
1925

Haase, Henry
1854
1927

Haase, Mary L. 04 Oct  1928
07 Aug 2010 daughter of Benjamin and Eva (Ballard) Brittin born in Lacrosse, IN wife of Arthur Haase
Hahn, Bertha
1863
1927

Hambley, George
26 Apr 1862
23 Feb 1917
death cert. father, Thomas, mother Elizabeth Harris born in Canada
Hardke, Amelia
1860
1925

Hauch, Adeline H. (Reck)
20 Jul 1914
21 Dec 2001
wife of Victor
Hauch, John Herman
13 Sep 1927
24 Nov 2005
husband of Lillian
Hauch, Lillian Rose
02 Feb 1929
08 Nov 2003
wife of John
Hauch, Victor
17 Dec 1910
05 Aug 1990
husband of Adeline
Heinze, Edward F.
23 Oct 1863
13 Jun 1916
death cert. father, Edward, mother Dorris Holtz parents born in Germany
Henkel, Clara
1864
1927

Henkle, Henry
1867
1928

Herrman, Bertha
1863
1924

Herrman, Fred
1860


Hetherington, Benjamin M. Nov 1982 07 Oct 1927 Uncle by marriage
Submitted By Carol (Ritter) Hayden
Hetler, Margaret
1846
1919

Hetler, Wm.
1852
1923

Hettig, Michael
1864
1927

Holmes, Thomas
1863
1922

Howard, Delores "June" 07 Nov 1931 28 May 1999 see stone photo for Delores and John on the Michigan Tombstone Project
Howard, John Jr. 03 Nov 1922 04 Mar 1995 Veteran - TEC 5 US ARMY WWII
Hyde, Emma 26 Nov 1878 03 Nov 1895 daughter of L & S. J. Hyde -Royalton Heights section
Hyde, "Infant"
21 Mar 1884 son of L & S. J. Hyde -Royalton Heights section
Hyde, Luton Kellogg Sr.
09 Mar 1886 Royalton Heights section age 79 years 2 months
Hyde, Sarah J 1850 15 Nov 1889 wife of Luton -Royalton Heights section
James, Catherine 1877 1954
Jannings, Myrtle 20 May 1908 Sep 1984 per Robert's Obituary
Jannings, Robert 09 Jun 1917 08 Mar 2008 US Army Veteran
Johns, Arilla A 1868 1938  
Johns, William 1868 1941  
Johnson, Chas. J.
1863
1928

Johnson, Frank T.
1865
1925

Karsten, Matilda
1862
1922

Keeter, Gustav
1864
1921

Kettlehut, Augusta
1854
1926

Kettlehut, Rosa
1855
1928

Klatt, Albert J 1888 1966  
Klatt, Emma P 1890 1965  
Knuth, Jean L. (Kutz) 16 Apr 1897 24 Jan 1972 wife of William
Knuth, William Albert 13 Aug 1897 17 Jun 1940 WWI Veteran
Kunde, Carl
1866
1928

Kuschel, Augusta
20 Apr 1861
21 Jul 1926

LaMunion, Fred J.
30 Jan 1956 03 Feb 1956 obit date age 78 years
LaMunion, James
21 Nov 1835
13 May 1916
Corp. Co. B 6th Inf. Mich Union Civil War
LaMunion, Leroy
1844
1931
Pvt. Co. F 25th Reg. Mich Union Civil War
LaMunion, Mary
1851
1923

Lehnherr, Rudolph
1858
1926

Lein, John
27 Sep 1857
20 Oct 1920
death cert. wife, Mary, father, Henry, mother Elizabeth ... born in Canada
Lein, Mary
1858
1918

Lindenfeld, Alexander S.
21 Apr 1877
08 Jul 1957
Section 2 Lot 183
Lindenfeld, Bela G.
05 Nov 1907
03 May 1980
Section 2 Lot 200
Lindenfeld, Edward Bihari
18 Sep 1951
21 Sep 1951
Section 2 Lot 200
Lindenfeld, Esther (Carter)
10 Jan 1911
02 Mar 1935
Section 2 Lot 200
Lindenfeld, Franklin A.
1913
09 Apr 1922
age 8 years 11 months 1 day Section 2 Lot 183 son of Alexander and May
Lindenfeld, John Beers
17 Jul 1909
17 Jun 1969
Section 7 Lot 99
Lindenfeld, Lyda (Whitney)
04 Feb 1915
31 Dec 1993
Section 2 Lot 200
Lindenfeld, May (Beers)
19 May 1875
06 Mar 1960
wife of Alexander Section 2 Lot 183
Lindenfeld, Nelson A.
25 Dec 1917

Section 13 Row 46
Lindenfeld, Serena J.
1911
26 Jan 1912
age 7 months 19 days daughter of Alexander and May Section 2 Lot 183
Lindenfeld, Viola (Carlson)
03 Feb 1918
04 Jan 1994
Section 13 Row 46 wife of Nelson
Long, John P.

08 Nov 1923
age 55 years
Lorenz, Elizabeth J 1897 1975  
Lorenz, George H 1901 1981  
Lucker, Irving J.
23 Nov 1906
14 Oct 1917
death cert. father, Fred, mother Barbara Ruth
Lucker, Robert C. 04 Sep 1885 24 Sep 1918 death cert. father, Ed , mother Theadora Nimtz
Lunde, Shirley Mae 13 Mar 1938 27 Mar 2005  
Lyon, Charles H.
1851
1926

Mach, Minnie 16 Nov 1897 05 Jun 1958  
Mattner, Leonard 13 Jan 1910 23 Sep 2000
Mattner, Leonard Adolph 28 Nov 1926 19 Apr 1928
McConnell, Lewis A.
1854
1924

McConnell, Mary Louise
1859
1926

McCurdy, George
02 Feb 1843
24 Oct 1914
death cert. father, Joseph, mother Sidnah Martin
McIntosh, Lucy 26 Oct 1850 03 Feb 1923 widow of Frank McIntosh
Mak, William
1853
04 Dec 1918
death cert. father, Peter born in Holland
Marletz, Augusta
1861
1926

Martin, Henry
1867
1916

Medinger, Minnie (Schmidt)
19 Dec 1837
30 Jun 1919
death cert. father, John Schmidt born in Germany
Metz, Carl Mar 15, 1919 Mar 1983  
Metz, Mary 23 Oct 1914 10 Oct 1999  
Mickle, A.
1839
1919

Mielke, Clara E.
1856
1927

Mielke, Julius F.
1856
1925

Miller, Erma Irene 15 May 1914 27 May 1929 Aunt
Submitted By Carol (Ritter) Hayden
Miller, Chas. L.
1847
1924

Miller, George James 20 Aug 1897 25 Apr 1927 Uncle (Could not find George's grave marker
but her brother remembers that it is in Riverview).
Submitted By Carol (Ritter) Hayden
Miller, Joanna
1862
1925

Miller, John Henry 21 Dec 1872 01 Mar 1938 Grandfather
Submitted By Carol (Ritter) Hayden
Miller, Linnie (Harner)
01 Feb 1881
08 Feb 1951
wife of George
Miller, Lucy K. (LaMunion) 29 Oct 1871 03 Apr 1925 Grandmother
Submitted By Carol (Ritter) Hayden
Milnikle, August J.
1861
1925

Mitchell, Ellen (Ward)
1844
1915

Mitchell, Joseph A.
1864
1927

Modelewski, Geraldine 1937 1953 daughter of  Stanley & Charlotte Modelewski
Modelewski, Charlotte 1909 1991 wife of Stanley
Modelewski, Stanley 1904 1963  
Olson, Alfred
1864
1921

Ott, Augusta
1864
1914

Otto, Julia Mrs. 07 Jun 1896 01 May 1932 wife of Charles
Paschke, Caroline
1849
1921

Paschke, Ludwig Hobart
26 Dec 1846
27 Sep 1919
death cert. wife, Caroline, father, Karl, mother Dorothy Nimtz born in Germany
Pascoe, James A.
07 Jan 1956 died in Detroit, MI age 79 years
Peterson, Peter
14 Jan 1932 born Denmark 10 Mar 1858 age 73 years
Phelps, Frank A.
1857
1926

Phillips, Emily E. (Jackson)
31 Jul 1849 08 Apr 1915 death cert. father, "Mr. Jackson"
Phillips, Thomas 20 Jun 1847 04 Mar 1916 death cert. father, Thomas, mother, ... Harper
Pierce, Alice E.
1856
1928

Pike, Wm. A.
1858
1927

Polenske, Adolph
1842
1926

Pooch, Frank 31 Jul 1891 19 Mar 1967 Full obit appeared 20 Mar 1967 WWI Vet married  Ida Hasse in 1918
Pooch, Ida M. (Hasse)
03 Aug 1894 21 Nov 1973 widow of Frank
Potter, Jacob W 04 Jun 1978 02 Sep 1998  
Powers, Helen L. Feb 1918 16 Jul 2004  
Powers, Maynard H. 10 Mar 1918 13 Jun 1972  
Priebe, August
26 Nov 1837
12 Sep 1914
death cert. born in Germany
Priebe, Elsie K. (Tiefenbach)
26 Jul 1905
20 Sep 2000
daughter of William Tiefenbach and Minnie Witt Buried near 1st husband Frank Geisler
Priebe, Herman
1865
1928

Priebe, Wilhelmina
1838
1914

Raas, Lester 01 Apr 1898 21 Jan 1973
Radde, Augusta B 1889 1954  
Radde, Frederick A 1842 1922  
Radde, Margaret E 1915 1994  
Radde, Richard F 1928 1950  
Radde, Richard R 1888 1965  
Rawlings, Catherine
1862
1928

Rawlings, Joseph P.
1856


Reddel, Frederick F

funeral Aug 06, Aug1932 age 50 years
Redman, Christina
1860


Redman, Gotlieb
1857
1925

Reinking, Julius H 1893 1974  
Reinking, Minna E 1891 1970  
Richau, Ina
1854
1918

Riley, Anna
1865
1923

Roberts, Ellen E.
1848
1924
D. A. R.
Roe, Albert Samuel "Father"
15 Aug 1850
12 Oct 1928
born in Dayton, Montgomery Co., OH
Roe, Rose Bell (Ripley) "Mother"
24 Sep 1852
09 Aug 1931
born in Greenfiled, Erie Co., PA
Rogers, Bessie (Freeburg)
17 Jun 1889 05 Feb 1948 Sep 1912 married John Rogers daughter of John & Edith Freeburg
Rogers, John
04 Nov 1974 obit date married 1st  Bessie Freeburg aka Freborg
married 2nd Margatet Oyler age 85 years
Rotter, Albert R 1922 1972  
Rotter, Ruth M 1920 1980  
Rowe, Sue (Gamgle)
1860
1928

Rudimat, Fred 1906 1952  
Ruggles, Cinstance M.
1842
1925

Ruhno, Anna
1860
1924

Ruhno, Charles
1848


Russell, Jacob K 1896 1952 Mason
Russell, Lila A 1899 1980 Eastern Star
Saak, Hertha F 1905 1994  
Saak, Otto C. H. 1898 1997  
Scearce, George L.
22 Feb 1835
05 Jul 1918
death cert. father, Merritt, mother Dice Miner
Schlender, Elvira 1912 2002  
Schlender, Erdman H 1908 2001  
Schlutt, Elsie C. (Gersonde)
23 Feb 1899
28 Jan 1979
wife of Frederick
Schlutt, Frederick H.
12 Aug 1891
28 Sep 1972
Veteran CCM USN WWI
Scholtes, Edward 1920 1999 Veteran
Scholtes, Ilene 1922 1992  
Schultz, Pauline (Hauch)
08 Dec 1879
31 Dec 1859
wife of August
Schultz, Rose R. (Tiefenbach)
01 Sep 1896
23 Apr 1985
wife of Fred born in Canada
Schuman, Frank A.
1864


Shane, Kathryne Rose (Moy) 28 Jan 1962 03 Aug 2007 wife of Thomas
Sheldon, Almanda Mrs
 25 Apr 1932 age 84 years
Simmons, Geo. F.
1867
1923

Skibbe, Fredrick  Albert
12 Nov 1858
16 Feb 1909
death cert. states burial "City Cemetery" father Carl born in Germany
Smith, Charles J. 12 Oct 1855 17 Apr 1834 born Penn Yan, NY wife died Oct 12, 1932-Royalton Heights section
Smith, Leona F.
1861


Smith, Lila Lee 1900 1969  
Smith, R. Gilbert
1850
1924

Smith, Walter B. 1907 1944  
Snyder, Frances
1861
1918

Spooner, Adeline Zulu (Vaughn) 19 Jul 1900 08 Oct 1951 Allen L. Spooner's 4th wife.
Submitted By Deanna Branson West
Tiefenbach, Ada P. (Loewen)
18 May 1920
06 Mar 1987
wife of Edward
Tiefenbach, August
12 Aug 1912
06 Nov 1999
husband of Crestelda
Tiefenbach, Edward
07 Jan 1917
06 Dec 2005
husband of Ada son of William and Minnie Witt
Tober, Fred F
19 Dec 1941 age 54 years
Tollas, Albert
1843
1923

Tollas, William
13 Apr 1929 obit date age 67 years
Totzke, Carl
1863
1923

Trabaut, Gustave
1852
1927

Troffer, Marjorie 24 Sep 1903 11 Mar 1992 obit date  
Troutier, Julia
1862
1927

Truhn, Paulina
1866
1926

Upson, William May 1852 12 Dec 1929 son of Gates and Elizabeth (Williams) Upson
contributed by: William Brackett
Verley, Ada R.
1851
1926

Wagner, George M.
17 Jun 1855
30 Oct 1918
death cert, father, John, mother Emogine Taggart
Warnke, Magdalene
1850
1926

Weiss, Blanche G. Mrs. 03 Jan 1870 19 Sep 1962 obit date Royalton Heights section
married John Jan 14, 1884
Weiss, John 1871 05 May 1950 Royalton Heights section
Wenzlaff, Albert
10 May 1869
20 Dec 1935

Wenzlaff, Albert E.
30 Oct 1913
31 Mar 1979

Wenzlaff, Charles R.
25 Nov 1911
23 Feb 1994

Wenzlaff, Craig Allen
19 May 1943
01 Apr 1965

Wenzlaff, Eleanor
no dates

wife of Albert E.
Wenzlaff, Elsie E.
02 Aug 1913
27 Nov 1996
wife of Craig Allen
Wenzloff, Minnie (Radde)
04 Aug 1872 16 May 1942 wife of Albert 
West, Clara (Curtis) Mrs.
29 Jun 1932 wife of George West
Williams, Anna
14 May 1846
08 Jan 1912
death cert. states burial in "City Cemetery" father, Peter Bartel born in Russia
Williams, David
1843
1924

Williams, Eugene M.
24 Jul 1846
09 Jun 1917
death cert. father, George, mother Rowena Garmen
Wires, Lafayette
18 Mar 1932 obit age 57 years
Wissing, Anna
1854
1893

Wissing, William N.
1849
1925

Worix, William
12 Dec 1856
25 Jul 1915
death cert. father, Wm. R., mother Perrina Wimborn
Wright, Cornelia Fern 01 Aug 1909 22 June 2004 .
Yeske, Louise (Stillman)
06 Nov 1894 26 Mar 1966

Yeske, Martha (Angolin)
03 Oct 1889
09 Apr 1919

Yeske, Max Robert
02 Oct 1886
06 Jan 1960

Zermar, Fredrick
1834
1915

Zimmerle, Mary
1852


Zimmerle, Phillip
1850
1927

 

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