Wilson Township Cemeteries

Wreaths Across America:  December 17, 2016 has been declared National Wreaths Across America Day!
In 2007, the Worcester family, along with veterans and others who had helped with their annual Christmas wreath ceremony in Arlington, formed Wreaths Across America, to continue and expand this effort and support other groups around the country who wanted to do the same. This nonprofit organization continues the Arlington tradition as part of its mission to Remember, Honor and Teach. In 2015, Wreaths Across America and their national network of volunteers laid over 1,000,000 memorial wreaths at over 1,100 locations in all 50 States, with ceremonies at sea, and at each of the national cemeteries on foreign soil! This was accomplished with help from 2,500 fundraising groups, many corporate contributions, and donations of trucking, shipping, and thousands of helping hands. Their annual pilgrimage from Harrington, Maine to Arlington National Cemetery is known as the world’s largest veteran’s parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veteran’s homes and communities all along the way to remind people how important it is to Remember, Honor and Teach. “Say Their Names” is National Wreaths Across America Day Theme for 2016. For the Wreaths Across America website click on the following link:  Wreaths Across America.

Wilson Township Cemetery Ordinance

Wilson Township developed a cemetery ordinance to protect the public health, safety and general welfare. The ordinance establishes regulations relating to the operation, control, and management of cemeteries owned by the Township of Wilson, Charlevoix County, Michigan.

Wilson Township Cemetery
Also known as Knup Cemetery, Behling Cemetery, or German Settlement Cemetery

Lewis Cemetery

Todd Cemetery
Also known as Todd Hill Cemetery


Pat Henning's family found a wooden plaque that was a map of Knup Cemetery. The plaque also had a list of persons buried at the Cemetery.

Wilson Township gratefully acknowledges the help of Karen Walker and Keith Ogden who created a digital copy of the plaque; then found the grave sites of all persons listed on the plaque.

Original Plaque 
Enhanced Image
Enhanced Image Plaque
with Grave Locations 
 Knop_Cemetery_sm Knop_Cemetery_Enhanced_sm  Knop_Cemetery_Overlayed_sm 

Wilson Township Death Records 1905-1908