Jurisdiction: Oronoko Township Section 31
Location: East Side of Hill Road Near Freehling Road on Private Property
Cemetery Governing Body: Private Property
The only two individuals know buried in Boyle Cemetery are a husband and wife. According to records that were transcribed by Victor and Bernice Reisig in 1972, the site contains the remains of Godfrey Boil (originally Beil) who was born in Germany and immigrated to Michigan about 1835-1836 and possibly died May 11, 1862 at the age of 62 years and 25 days. He had been a soldier in Germany and a farmer. Prior to coming to this country, he had married Rosana Cool. She died Nov 18, 1869 at the age of 65 years and 2 months. The Boil’s supposedly had a total of 13 children, of which only the following 5 survived: Gottlieb, George, Mary, Godfrey, and Hattie.
Located not far away in Baroda Township is Hinman Cemetery, where some of their descendents are buried under the name Boyle. The records for Boyle cemetery have Godfrey's last name spelled Boil formerly Beil, and Rosana’s surname spelled Boyl, and their descendents spelled Boyle. Regardless of the spelling, the cemetery is known as Boyle Cemetery.
Written By David Barricklow