Cemetery tour highlights local historical significance of African-Americans

WHEATLAND TWP. — More than 100 people learned more about history during a recent cemetery tour near Remus.

Guests attend the Morgan/West Wheatland Cemetery Tour on June 2 near Remus. (Courtesy photo)

Members of the Old Settlers Reunion Website and the Remus Area Historical Society led the tour of the Morgan/West Wheatland Cemetery on June 2, honoring several Civil War veterans and one prisoner of war veteran who are buried there.

Also attending the event also were women from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, as well as Jay C. Martin, Ph.D. from Central Michigan University, who offered to donate money to install missing Civil War veteran headstone and Calvin (Toddy) Murphy from the Bear Creek VFW Post No. 6333 in Kaleva, who offered to help order military headstones for veterans without headstones.

Taking part in the tour were Ken Todd and the Albert Schiffer VFW Post No. 2335; the Rev. Eugene James, regional minister of Disciples’ of Christ, Michigan Chapter, from DeWitt; and Dewitt Dykes, associate professor of history at Oakland University.

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