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Canvas of St. Joseph Graveyard

Hancock, Houghton Co., Michigan

by: Donald G. Magill - Fall of 1964

This transcription is marked as commencing the North East Section.

This transcription was found on a film at the LDS-Family History Center donated for filming in 1994, film # 1698059.

The family has been contacted and the transcription has been approved.

History of Cemetery

St. Joseph Cemetery was kept by the local Roman Catholic churches in Hancock.  In the 1970's it was decided since the area churches were consolidated into one parish, to build a new church.

The site chosen was  over the St. Joseph Cemetery after deliberation by the parish, the diocese and contacting the proper government authorities. 

The families of those buried were contacted ahead of time to let them know of the plans and let them remove their family to different area cemeteries.  The remaining grave markers were then removed after a recording was done and buried in a trench at the site of the present day church. The new church was started in 1975 and took in St. Ann, St. Joseph, and St. Joseph-St. Patrick parish churches at various times. 

The Church of the Resurrection
900 Quincy Street
Hancock, Michigan 49930

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Permission was granted by the church to post this transcription.  They are receiving paper copies for their records. 

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