Saturday, June 26, 2021

Pewamo Cemetery, 10666 E. Pewamo Road, Pewamo MI

This very small cemetery holds three (at least) civil war veterans. These are the graves we found and could identify. Captain Amos W. Sherwood served with the 86th New York Infantry. He was wounded in 1863 in the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia.
Robert Clark (1839-1920) was a member of the 30th Michigan Infantry, Company K. He was from St. Johns, Michigan, and was 24 years old when he began to serve.
Wickleff McGowan was from Lima, Ohio, and signed up at age 16 as a drummer boy with the 182nd Onio Infantry, Company K. After the war, he settled in Pewamo.
William C. Sweeney died on March 10, 1878 but any more information was elusive.
Here are a few more old gravesites we happened upon.
Mary & Joseph were out on their own with no family plot name in sight.
This headstone is completely wearing away.
The most elaborate structure here is for the Shumways and we ended our walkabout with them.
If you ever find yourself in Pewamo, check out this tiny cemetery.

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