As the first logging camps began to appear in Ogemaw County, burial places for those unfortunates who died by accident or disease were not a priority. Often, crude graves were dug nearby and wooden crosses or large stones marked the final resting place. As more permanent settlers began to arrive, specific areas were set aside for burial needs. Tombstones and wooden crosses stood in testimony of the difficult life endured by these early pioneers.

By 1880, land had been set aside for several cemeteries near churches or settlements. Although "backyard burials" still existed (especially for babies), most burials were in these cemeteries. Unfortunately, stones have been removed and wooden crosses have rotted or burned in the many local forest fires. Death and burial records have been lost or
destroyed, so many burials now are unmarked and unrecorded.

Several individuals have compiled these records for your use. If you know of incorrect entries or additional burials not listed, please contact the Rose City Historical Society.

Amish Cemetery Beaver Lake Cemetery
Brookside Cemetery Calvary Baptist Cemetery
Churchill Township Cemetery Cline Family Cemetery
Damon Cemetery Edwards Township Cemetery
Fisk Cemetery Hill Township Cemetery
Holy Family Cemetery Lane Heights Cemetery
Logan Township Cemetery Mills Township Cemetery
Oak Grove Cemetery Ogemaw Township Cemetery
Richland Township Cemetery Rose City Cemetery
Rose Township Cemetery St. Joseph Cemetery
Tucker Cemetery West Branch Twp. Cemetery

Please submit any cemetery information you would like to see on this site
by contacting the County Coordinator, Grace Dooley

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