This lonely tombstone stands in the northern Michigan woods near Kingsley. It is for Emma L. Northrup who died while traveling with her parents. Her family was traveling by horse and buggy in 1875 from New York. They were traveling to Michigan to start a new life farming when 6 year old Emma became ill and died. They laid her body to rest along the trail. A new marker replaced an older one and is located near Mayfield and Knight Roads. When I visited there were many trinkets left at little Emma’s grave. It is near an ORV trail and many riders stop at the grave to pay there respects to the little girl laid to rest in the woods.
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