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Saint John German Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Merrimac, Sauk County, Wisconsin

Parfrey Glen Rd & Hwy 78
Merrimac WI

Lat: 43 25' 09"N, Lon: 89 36' 05"W

Contributed by Kathy Waddell, Jun 10, 2002 [kaffe03@yahoo.com]. Total records = 33.

Location: At Parfrey Glen Road and Highway 78, about 25 yards east of the junction of County DL and Highway 78 on the north side of the road. The cemetery is right on the Sauk/Columbia County line. Coming from Merrimac, east on Highway 78, the cemetery is .7 of a mile past the Columbia County sign, on the left, just past County DL.

This is the cemetery of the St. John German Evangelical Lutheran Church which was established around 1888, with a church built in 1890 in the vicinity of the cemetery. The building was moved in 1982 to the corner of Highway 78 and Bluff Road where it was completely restored and is now a part of the Old Schoolhouse Restaurant.

The cemetery is divided into sections with the oldest sections at the eastern most part of the cemetery. The newest sections are at the western most part of the cemetery. Some of the Ringling Brothers, their parents, and other relatives are buried in this cemetery.

I transcribed this cemetery on Jun 06, 2002 from my own readings, taken when I visited the cemetery, then comparing this transcription with earlier work done by the WSOCS. A thank you to members of the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society for providing this information of their work completed in the 1980's.

Legend:
b. = born
c/o = child of
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
f/o = father of
gc/o = grandchild of
ggc/o = great grandchild of

  h/o = husband of
m. = married
m/o = mother of
n/t = next to
s/o = son of
s/w = shares with (the plot or the stone)
w/o = wife of

- Kathy Waddell

Albrecht, Augusta, b. Feb 17, 1859, d. Sep 4, 1917, w/o Carl, s/w Carl Albrecht
Albrecht, Carl A. W., b. Feb 1, 1857, d. Feb 10, 1918
Albrecht, Robert Herman Berdhold, d. Sep 16, 1899, 8y 6m 15d, s/o Carl & Augusta, s/w Carl Albrecht
Beich, Carl, b. 1846, d. 1927
Daege, Henry, b. Nov 2, 1852, d. Jun 12, 1935, s/w Wilhelmine Daege
Daege, Wilhelmine, b. Oct 27, 1848, d. Feb 26, 1919, s/w Henry Daege
Dittberner, Christlieb, b. 1876, d. 1935, s/w Elsie Dittberner
Dittberner, Elsie, b. 1886, d. 1962, s/w Christlieb Dittberner
Dobratz, Clara A, d. Jan 8, 1891, 1y 7m 18d, d/o William & B.
Hein, Baby, b. 1892, d. 1892, no stone
Hein, Bennie, b. 1901, d. 1902, no stone
Hein, Fred W., b. Jul 18, 1864, d. Sep 26, 1916, s/w Gottlieb Hein
Hein, Gottlieb, b. 1833, d. 1922, father
Hein, Henrietta, b. 1837, d. 1928, mother, s/w Gottlieb Hein
Hein, Louise Marie (Penn), b. 1822, d. 1893
Hein, Minnie E., b. Mar 15, 1863, d. Apr 1, 1906, w/o Fred W., s/w Gottlieb Hein
Hildebrandt, August, b. Sep 22, 1821, d. Mar 17, 1898, s/w Rosina Hildebrandt
Hildebrandt, Rosina, b. Apr 2, 1824, d. Jul 8, 1904, s/w August Hildebrandt
Impecoven, Clara, b. Apr 17, 1892, d. Sep 1, 1903, gd/o Gottlieb Hein
Konkel, Henry, b. 1869, d. 1927, s/w Mollie Konkel
Konkel, Mollie, b. 1871, d. 1945, s/w Henry Konkel
Nolan, Forrest A., b. Mar 29, 1917, d. Oct 4, 1994, PFC, US Army, WWII
Peetz, Theodore Robert, b. Oct 29, 1908, d. Oct 4, 1910, s/o Albert
Schwantz, Donald O., b. 1925, WWII, s/w Paula A. Schwantz
Schwantz, Emma, b. 1893, d. 1933, s/w Kenneth Schwantz
Schwantz, Kenneth, d. Nov 4, 1921
Schwantz, Otto E., b. Feb 26, 1895, d. Mar 11, 1936, PFC, US Army, WWI, s/w Kenneth Schwantz
Schwantz, Paula A., b. 1922., s/w Donald O. Schwantz
Thurow, Augusta, b 1885, d. 1952, s/w Edward Thurow
Thurow, Edward, b. Jun 26, 1836, d. Nov 17, 1910, s/w Emilie Thurow
Thurow, Emilie, b. Nov 03, 1849, d. Oct 20, 1908, s/w Edward Thurow
Thurow, Paul, b. 1884, d. 1938, s/w Edward Thurow
Wendt, Bertha, b. 1869, d. Feb 1, 1895, 25y 10m 22d

 

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