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 Michael Buskirk

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Michael Buskirk

  • Birth 28 Jan 1782 Virginia, USA
  • Death 16 Jul 1856 Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Klondike, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 37476929

Aged 74 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Michael (Van) Buskirk was the son of Isaac and Jerusha (Littell) Van Buskirk. He married Elizabeth (Bilderback) Buskirk.

His many accomplishments are outlined on his gravestone:
"He emigrated west in early life; was a soldier in the war of 1811 & 12; was one of the first settlers of Monroe Co. Ind; was one of its first Co. Commissioners; Helped to organise the Co. and locate the Co. seat; was afterwards associate judge for seven years."

Michael bought land in Monroe County in April of 1820. He did not move to Tippecanoe County until after 1850.

Michael's gravestone was one of three stones shattered when a car drove through the cemetery in December of 2008. The photos show the meticulous cleaning, repairing and resetting of the stone.


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  • Created by: Jessica
  • Added: 25 May 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 37476929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Buskirk (28 Jan 1782–16 Jul 1856), Find A Grave Memorial no. 37476929, citing Burton Cemetery, Klondike, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Jessica (contributor 46802577) .