108 - Isabel Makeever - Rennsealaer, IN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member KC9PDY
N 40° 56.885 W 087° 11.998
16T E 483169 N 4533013
Quick Description: Centenarian Isabel Makeever was born in 1764, and died in 1872. Her grave is located in Makeever Cemetery in Rennselaer, Indiana, USA.
Location: Indiana, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2014 11:40:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMKJKE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
Centenarian Isabel Makeever was born in 1764, the year the American city of St Louis was established, and James Smithson, the British chemist and posthumous founder of the Smithsonian Institution was born.

She died in 1872, the year the Great Boston Fire happened in Boston, Massachusetts, the Mary Celeste set sail from New York, bound for Genoa, Italy, and in the U.S. presidential election, Ulysses S. Grant defeated Horace Greeley.

Her grave is located in Makeever Cemetery in Rennselaer, Indiana, USA.

Memorial text:-

Isabel
Wife of
Patrick Makeever
Died
Mar. 26, 1872,
Aged
108 Y'rs, 12 Days

This is a joint memorial for husband and wife centenarians, Patrick and Isabel Makeever. They are buried in the Sayler Makeever Cemetery, Newton Township, Jasper County, Indiana. Otherwise known as the Old Settlers Cemetery, this cemetery contains the mortal remains of some of Jasper County, Indiana's oldest residents. The date of establishment is listed as 1838, on the cemetery sign, at the end of the dirt road leading to the cemetery. There are less than 100 headstones, in this cemetery, most are broken, and weather worn. The oldest marker we saw was from about 1818. According to Find A Grave (visit link) there are only 2 burials listed.

Although this cemetery is close to the city of Rennselaer, it is near the Jasper County Airport, it is outside of the city limits, and is actually in Newton township, not Marion township, that Rennselaer is located in.

Rensselaer is a city located along the Iroquois River in Marion Township, Jasper County, Indiana, United States. According to Wikipedia, (visit link) the population was 5,859 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Jasper County. Rensselaer is home to Saint Joseph's College of Indiana.

Jasper County Wikipedia page (visit link)
Location of Headstone: cemetery

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