Wilson Township Cemeteries

Wreaths Across America:  December 16, 2017 has been declared National Wreaths Across America Day!

Please plan to attend the Wilson Township Ceremony at Knup Cemetery on SaturdayDecember 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM. You do not have to be a wreath sponsor to attend the ceremony!  The East Jordan American Legion will be assisting at this ceremony.  At Noon (EST) a moment of silence will be held across the entire nation. It will be a very special time to honor all veterans and the men and women by placing a wreath that will mark their grave until the following Spring.
“I'm An American, Yes I Am” is National Wreaths Across America Day Theme for 2017.

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 
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Wilson Township Death Records 1905-1908