St Joseph Co, IN & Berrien Co, MI 

Christopher Main Sr and his wife Amelia Weaver  left Henry County, Indiana and moved
a last time to St Joseph County, Indiana and settled in Warren Twp NW of South Bend.

Both are buried at Portage Prairie Cemetery in German Twp in a rather idylic setting although
the inscriptions on the stones are getting very difficult to read.The gigantic tree seems to add
to the serenity of the scene and mitigates the obvious ravages of time on the plot itself.

The large tilting MAIN headstone has multiple inscriptions:

West face:  Christopher Main, born Oct. 6, 1774, died July 12, 1866
                         Millea, wife of C. Main, died Feb 11, 1841, born Dec 17, 1778

South face: their son Orrin Main, born Aug 18, 1822, died Jan 30, 1911
                   Elizabeth w/o O. Main born May 17, 1824 died Jan 29, 1863

East face:   Sarah A. dau of O. & E. Main, died July 21, 1848 age 1 yr  15 das
                   Esther wife of O.W. Main, died Jan 18, 1887, aged 51 yrs, 5 mos, 23 das

North face: their daughter Millie Conway, born Apr 10, 1797, died Feb. 19, 1882, aged 84 yrs

Buried elsewhere in the cemetery are the following members of the Christopher & Amelia Main family and their descendants:
Their daughter Olive Main (1796 - 1861) and her husband James Myler (1793-1880) plus some of their children.
Their son Noise (Noyes?)  Main  (1809 - 1857), his wife Anna (1816 -1865) .
                  Noise & Anna's son John Main (1835-1908), his wife Sarah Jane (1840-1873) and their son John C (1863-1873)
                  Another John C. (1872 -1872) is a grandson of Noise & Anna and the son of Norris Monroe & Marium E. Main

Christopher was married a second time after Amelia's death in 1841 to Elizabeth (Hamlin Backus) Main,
the widow of Seth Backus, and she is buried nearby and next to Seth Backus.

Portage Prairie Cemetery listings were on line at: ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/in/stjoe/cemetery/portagpr.txt
but have since been taken down.

So, Portage Prairie Cemetery in St. Joseph County, Indiana is where Christopher and Amelia's earthly journey ended.
But, the mystery continues as we know not when and where their journey began.

On to Where did they come from?

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