Hiram Polar Family Cemetery
(Military Road – section 34, Ainsworth Township, north part, located on Highway 55 at Pickerel Creek)
Hiram Polar, his wife, several of their children and many other Indians were buried in the Polar Family Cemetery, located near his homestead at Pickerel Creek. As only wooden tepee-type markers were constructed over the grave mounds, there is no longer any evidence of the graves, and only a few sketchy records of the names of those buried there.
Cemetery was on old Hi Polar (Poler) farm – 36 square rods in cemetery, registered as Indian burying ground. Hi Polar, his Indian wife, her mother and brother and children of Hi Polar: James D. (died in 1919), Barney (Chas. Barney), Henry, Emma, Sarah and George.
Hiram Polar died June 16, 1908.
Blanche & Jerry Mendl gave this information.
On a knoll southeast of dwellings of V. Wolhaupt is the location of the Hiram Polar Family Cemetery. It has been reported that beneath the largest elm trees, on this knoll, is buried Ab-ba-da-kom-i-ge-guay, a full blood Chippewa, wife of Hiram Polar. When she died, Hiram planted several elms to mark her grave. A short distance to the west, all in a row, is the final resting place of Hiram (Hi) Polar, a son, James, a grandson, James B., and great granddaughter, Martha Polar. There are also other Indians buried there.