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Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery
Portage, Columbia County, Wisconsin

old fort winnebago cemetery
Old Fort Winnebago Cemetery

GPS: 43.557069, -89.427351

Highway EE
Portage, WI 53901

Published: September 15, 2016
Total records: 79

History

Fort Winnebago Cemetery Soldiers' Lot is located near the site of Old Fort Winnebago, 2.5 miles north of Portage, Wisconsin.

Established in 1828, Fort Winnebago was one in a series of forts along the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway, a portage used to link the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, connecting Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. Jefferson Davis was stationed at Fort Winnebago as a young soldier, before going on to become the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

Interments in the post cemetery began in 1835. Fort Winnebago closed in 1853 and was sold at a public sale. Although not exempted from the sale, the cemetery property was omitted from the deed. As a result, by default, the United States retained the post cemetery. The 2-acre site was designated as a soldiers' lot in 1862. There are 75 gravesites in the lot, including dead from the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I. Monuments and Memorials.

In 1924 the Wau-Bun chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected a granite boulder monument dedicated to the memory of the unknown dead. The monument also marks the site of the surrender of Winnebago chief Red Wing in 1827 to the Euro-American settlers of the region.

Cemetery Records

Data was taken from tombstones and newspapers with help from Hazel Rogers and Marilyn Wilson. This is a retype of the original copy by Anna Mae Axness. Some Veteran Information from Betty Cook's files.


(Mc?)Kellep, George--1yr 2mo 13d old
, d. 09-06-1853, Plot 6, --Son of G.W. & M.E.(Mc?) Kellep
Brannan, James P., d. 05-31-1859, Plot 40, --18 yr. 21 days old
Bullock, Louisa, d. 06-16-1855, Plot 1, --Wife of A. Bullock, 33yr old
Calkins, Ellen D.--1yr 5mo 11da old, d. 10-07-1855, Plot 8, --Dtr of T.G. & A.B. Calkins
Campbell, Lura--6yr 7mo 28da old
, , d. 07-15-1854, Plot 5, --Dtr of H. Campbell
Carpenter, Amasa W., b. 05-27-1861, d. 08-16-1861, Plot 49, --Son of Henry & Sarah Carpenter
Carpenter, Henry (Co. C or G?), d. 02-02-1894, Plot 51, --Blackhawk War Co. G, 5th U.S. Inf.
Carpenter, Henry M.
, b. 12-10-1855, d. 10-31-1865, Plot 50, --Son of Henry & Sarah Carpenter
Carpenter, Sarah (b. 1818), d. 05-23-1901, Plot 52, --
Carpenter, Sarah Jane--13yr 2mo 7da, d. 06-15-1853, Plot 48, --Dtr of Henry & Sarah Carpenter
Chandiler, Edgar E.--1yr 5mo 20da, d. 01-15-1857, Plot 28, --Son of L.F. & L.M. Chandiler
Chandler, Irene Adams, d. 01-16-1855, Plot 34, --Dtr of J. & H.W; 5 wk. 2 days old
Chandler, Seth Adams, d. 02-08-1857, Plot 34a , --Son of J. & H.W. Chandler
Clough, John (68 yr. old), d. 07-11-1855, Plot 44, --War of 1812; Mason
Crane, Olive E.--14mo 23da old, d. 10-12-1855, Plot 33, --Dtr of W. & O.M. Crane
Crawford, A.J., d. 11-14-1856, Plot 16, --Veteran
Davis, Moses, b. 02-21-1891, d. 08-17-1856, Plot 25, --b.Haverhill Mass, d. Portage Wis.
Dawes, Hannah, 1834-1850, Plot 10e, --A niece
Dawes, Lucretia, 1845-1850, Plot 10c, --Her daughter
Gamble, James H. (Pvt.), d. 09-20-1898, Plot 17, --Sp-Am-War/Co. F 3rd Wis. Inf.
Gates, Emily--18yr 6mo old, d. 10-13-1850, Plot 36, --Wife of W.C. Gates
Gates, Frances L.--5mo 8 da old, d. 10-18-1850, Plot 36a, --Dtr of W.C. & E. Gates
Glenn, William H., d. 05-02-1908, Plot 18, --Civil War, GAR, Co. H 7th U.S. Cav., see obit index for d.date
Gray, Hattie, 1886-1888, Plot 54c, --His granddaughter
Gridley, Charles F., d. 08-13-1854, Plot 11, --Son of C.A. & S.A. Gridley
Haynes, Edgar J., d. 08-17-1851, Plot 46, --Son of J.N. & F.A. Haynes
Hill, Elizabeth, 1816-1899, Plot 54a, --His wife
Johnson, Henry M., d. 08-23-1855, Plot 45, --b. New Jersey; 22 yr. old
Jones, Owen, d. 02-11-1871, Plot 19, --Civil War, GAR, Co. K 3rd Wis. Cav.
Knight, Oscar, 1846-1851, Plot 10d, --Grandson
Lamore, Mary--48yr 5mo 10da old, d. 12-04-1850, Plot 7, --Wife of James Lamore
Miller, James Henry--2mo old, d. 08-18-1854, Plot 31, --Son of J.B. & E.E. Miller
No grave here, Plot 47, --
North, Ann, 1824-1856, Plot 54, --His wife
O'Neill, Richard, d. 04-26-1879, Plot 41, --Civil War, GAR, Co. D, 19th Wis. Inf.
Parmerton, Elisha, d. 10-11-1819, Plot 35, --33 yr. old
Pease, James, b. 19-25-1781, d. 12-09-1855, Plot 32, --
Pease, Olive Thomson
, b. 03-17-1781, d. 09-17-1854, Plot 32a, --
Pixley, Cooper--86 y. old
, b. 07-18-1768, d. 03-12-1855, Plot 4, --Revolutionary War, N.Y. Levies
Pixley, Ellen E.---4yr 4mo 16da old, d. 05-15-1855, Plot 9, --Dtr of Enoch & Ellen Pixley
Pixley, Mary--49yr old, d. 04-27-1853, Plot 23, --Wife of Robert Pixley
Porter, Alexander (Zerviah Phelps), b. 12-14-1757, d. 04-24-1833, Plot 3, --Rev.War; first buried in Freedom N.Y.--there is a stone here, his ashes are buried in Pacific Cemetery
Robertson, Emily E.--1 yr 3mo old, d. 12-11-1853, Plot 37, --Dtr of W.W. & L. Robertson
Robertson, Lizzie B.--9mo 18da old, d. 06-09-1856, Plot 38, --Dtr of W.W. & L. Robertson
Robertson, Lucy--also an infant here, d. 07-05-1856, Plot 39, --Wife of W.W. Robertson, 26 yr. old
Robinson, Robert, b. 05-01-1825, d. 09-20-1911, Plot 20, --Civil War, GAR, Co. K ILL. Vol Inf.
Russel, Sarah---b.England, b. 02-11-1817, d. 08-30-1855, Plot 29, --Wife of John Russell; 39 yr. old
Saunders, Saunders, b. 1797, 1850, Plot 10a, --His Wife
Sink, George K.--10yr 20da Old, d. 05-03-1855, Plot 53, --Son of Arnold & Margaret E.
Smith, Cyrus B., d. 11-05-1851, Plot 26, --36 yr. 6 mo. Old
Smith, daughter, d. 06-17-1864, Plot 58, --Dtr of R. & C. Smith
Smith, Martha J., d. 05-31-1858, Plot 57, --
Spencer, James--41yr old, d. 11-23-1851, Plot 24, --Moved from Schuylkill Co. PA 1850
St. John, Eugene, d. 09-18-1855, Plot 27, --Son of D.W. & E.M. St. John
Susan Jane, 1824-1850, Plot 10b, --Their daughter
Sylvester, Edwin H., d. 09-10-1848, Plot 12a, --Son of E.J. & W. Sylvester
Sylvester, Electa--b.Mass., b. 12-07-1794, d. 03-07-1853, Plot 15, --Second wife of William Sylvester
Sylvester, Nancy---b.Detroit, b. 03-17-1805, d. 01-12-1848, Plot 14, --First wife of William Sylvester
Sylvester, William, b. 10-28-1792, d. 11-20-1875, Plot 13, --War of 1812
Sylvester, William Ambrose, d. 12-09-1847, Plot 12, --Son of E.J. & W. Sylvester
Thompson, Julia A.--28yr old, d. 06-14-1853, Plot 22, --Wife of L.S. Thompson
Unknown U.S. Soldiers, Plot 44a, --18 unmarked graves
Van Der Cook, Charles--6mo 15da, d. 10-10-1851, Plot 43, --Son of D. & H.C. Van Der Cook
Van Der Cook, Helen C., b. 5-17-1823, d. 08-30-1854, Plot 42, --Wife of D. Van Der Cook
Walsworth, Silas, d. 07-06-1819, Plot 2, --59 yr. old
White Eagle, Archie, d. 01-14-1920, Plot 21, -- WW I, Pvt. 128th Inf. 32 Div., brother to Wilson White Eagle
Wood, Alfred, d. 10-19-1856, Plot 30, --Son of J.R. & E.C. Wood

The Weir Monument

Weir, William---Odd Fellow, b. 1819, d. 07-06-1877, Plot 55, --Civil War, Capt.Co. C, 33rd Wis. Vol.
North, Ann, 1824-1856, Plot 54, --His wife
Hill, Elizabeth, 1816-1899, Plot 54a, --His wife
Weir, W.T., 1854-1857, Plot 54b, --His son
Gray, Hattie, 1886-1888, Plot 54c, --His granddaughter
Weir, James--47yr old, d. 08-25-1867, Plot 56, --b.Harthill lanarkshire Scotland

Dawes Family Stone

William McFarland, 1799-1850, Plot 10, --
Saunders, Rachel, 1797-1850, Plot 10a, --His Wife
Dawes, Susan Jane, 1824-1850, Plot 10b, --Their daughter, not sure of last name
Dawes, Lucretia, 1845-1850, Plot 10c, --Her daughter
Knight, Oscar, 1846-1851, Plot 10d, --Grandson
Dawes, Hannah, 1834-1850, Plot 10e, --A niece

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