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Riverside Cemetery
Moline, Rock Island County, Illinois

GPS: 41.506380, -90.493201

2900 6th Avenue
Moline IL

Last edited: Jul 4, 2007
Total records: 15

Riverside Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Moline, IL.


Moline Cemetery Association was incorporated by the State of Illinois February 17, 1851. This original five acre cemetery, often referred to as the "4th Avenue Cemetery", is located today between 4th and 5th Avenues at approximately 33rd Street. The land was purchased from Samuel and Mary Bell and was located a mile from the downtown. A small cart road led to the cemetery, the present River Drive.

After the election of John Deere as mayor in 1873, The City replaced the Cemetery Board of Trustees with a Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor and the City Council. Large tracts of land were purchased from various different owners in order to expand the Cemetery to the south.

In 1978, the City Council dissolved the Cemetery Board and moved Riverside Cemetery under the Park and Recreation Board, also appointed by the Mayor and City Council. Today, Riverside Cemetery consists of 62 acres, not including the area between the upper and lower cemeteries which is now used as Riverside Park. This area was originally cemetery property, named "The Green", by William Le Baron Jenney. Riverside Cemetery is the final resting place of approximately 28,000 people, including John Deere, founder of Deere & Company.

Cemetery Records

This is not a complete listing of burials for this cemetery. The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net.

Contributor's Index:

Hammer, Amanda A (Ronnau),
b. 5/30/1882, d. 9/17/1954, w/o Andrew, [JL]
Hammer, Amelia C., b. 3/16/1869, d. 11/3/1944, daughter, [JL]
Hammer, Andreas, b. 3/18/1803 Germany, d. 6/11/1879, father, [JL]
Hammer, Andrew H, b. 7/11/1874, d. 3/31/1931, s/o John C., [JL]
Hammer, John C., b. 10/29/1844 Germany, d. 6/6/1934, father, [JL]
Hammer, John F., b. 10/29/1885, d. 9/9/1912, s/o John C., [JL]
Hammer, John W., b. 6/23/1912, d. 10/16/1912, s/o John F., [JL]
Hammer, Justina (Beck), b. 1/23/1804 Germany, d. 8/24/1888, mother, [JL]
Hammer, LeRoy, b. 1909, d. 1909, s/o Andrew, [JL]
Hammer, Loretta B., b. 2/2/1915, d. 10/?/1920, twin of Loraine, [JL]
Hammer, Mary A. (Mink), b. 3/24/1848 Iowa, d. 12/15/1915, mother, [JL]
Hartman, Barbara C. (Jaus), b. 1/28/1801 Germany, d. 9/30/1867, w/o J. Mink, [JL]
Ronnau, Antje (Carsten), b. 1842 Germany, d. 1887, w/o Detlef, [JL]
Wise, Loraine M. Hammer), b. 2/2/1915, d. 10/24/2004, twin of Loretta, [JL]
Wise, Robert G., b. 11/25/1912, d. 9/8/1977, [JL]

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