Otsego Area Historical Society
218 N. Farmer St., Otsego, Michigan 49078 ~ Phone: 269.692.3775

oahs@otsegohistory.org

Otsego is located in SW lower MI
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Several Notable Persons Buried In Otsego's Mountain Home Cemetery

Otsego had it's share of notable people that lived and served here over the 175 year history of the town.  Several of them were the first to serve in the capacity for which they are noted.  Walk around the cemetery to see how many of these graves you can find.   Learn more about these notable people from clippings in Dorothy Dalrymple's Scrapbooks which are in the Otsego District Library.  Download a cemetery map.  
Last Name First Name Died Section Plot Grave Latitude Longitude Details
Ballou

James M.

1892

C 307 6 42-28.090 85-41.659

1862 school Principal, school and village boards, long time businessman.

Brown

Albert E. 1991 H 21 3 42-28.051 85-41.522 Author, Verse-Land Press.
Clapp Charles I. 1943 D 1 3 42-28.067 85-41.622 Mayor 1928, the Telephone exchange was in his bakery in 1882.

Coates

Dr. L.B.

1879

B

61

5

42-28.066

85-41.690

First Allegan County school teacher, and first Otsego doctor.  

Daniels

Hattie

1941

F

170

2

42-28.026 85-41.598

Long time small store owner; catered to children.

Eady Ernest W. 1943 H 19 1 42-28.048 85-41.636

President of the Eady Shoe Manufacturing Co.

Foster Dr. Albert 1899 B 55 1 42-28.070 85-41.687

First white child born in Otsego Township.

Foster Dr. Samuel D. 1893 B 60 4 42-28.063 85-41.688

First settler in Otsego.

Higgins Willard 1916 A 223 6 42-28.022 85-41.646

First Otsego Village President in 1865.

Mansfield William A. 1936 G 97 2 42-28.098 85-41.578

First Mayor of the City of Otsego in 1918.

Rowe Martin 1852 A 160 3 42-28.038 85-41.678

First Constable & Collector in Allegan County.

Simpson Samuel 1940 D 154 6 42-28.042 85-41.588

The "Sim" in the Mac Sim Bar Paper Co.

Smith Joshua 1912 H 463 1 42-28.059 85-41.516

Served in the Mexican War.

Town Oka 1895 A 198 6 42-28.025 85-41.675

First Probate Judge of Allegan County.

Travis Norman 1903 A 137 1 42-28.039 85-41.681

Versatile Otsego businessman.  Arrived in 1855.

Van Wyck A.J. 1886 E 6 6 42-28.105 84-41.616

1880 Otsego Village President.

 

 

Otsego Area Historical Society 2003