FRIENDSHIP TOWNSHIP CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTION

Pictured from left: Marcia Maves, Jocelyn Malak, Diane Powers, Teresa Huerta, Earlyne Achelpohl, Tom Sage and Vicki Stark.
Taking the photo, Denise Frederick

Pictured: Earlyne Achelpohl & Vicki Stark in the background and Tom Sage in the foreground
Photo by Teresa Huerta

Pictured: Earlyne Achelpohl & Vicki Stark
and Tom Sage
Photo by Teresa Huerta

Pictured: Marcia Maves and Jocelyn Malak
Photo by Teresa Huerta

Pictured: Denise, Vicki, Earlyne, Tom and Diane
Photo by Teresa Huerta

Pictured: Diane Powers and Denise Frederick
Photo by Teresa Huerta

      On Tuesday, 18 Jul 2000, 8 members of the Emmet County Genealogical Society met on an overcast evening to transcribe the cemetery for Friendship Township located on the corner of Beacon Hill and Stutsmanville Roads in the mid-northern section of Emmet County. Some preliminary work had been done and an announcement had gone out to all members to participate in this new activity. We gathered at the LDS Church parking lot at 6pm and car-pooled to our destination. Upon arriving, we broke into two-person teams, decided which section each of us wanted to do, and set about reading the stones. As the evening wore on, two major tombstone discoveries were made: Mort Neff, the former host of the television program, "Michigan Outdoors," and Ella Jane Petoskey, Ottawa Princess and grand-daughter of Chief Pet-o-se-ga.

      Those helping with the transcription efforts were: Denise Frederick, Earlyne Achelpohl, Jocelyn Malak, Vicki Stark, Teresa Huerta, Diane Powers, Tom Sage, and Marcia Maves.

      After completing the reading, it was decided that pictures were in order and then, FOOD (we had, after all, worked up a tremendous appetite!)

                      

Pictured: Tombstone of Mort Neff, host of television's "Michigan Outdoors".
Photo by Teresa Huerta

Pictured: Tombstone of Ella Jane Petoskey, grand-daughter of Chief Petoskey".
Photo by Teresa Huerta

 

This cemetery transcription is now posted on the Emmet County Michigan Gen Web Site.

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