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Visited and information compiled by Gloria Dettleff and Dorothy Falk

The Clinton County Poor Farm was located on the west side of State Route 127 just north of Carlyle. It appears the Poor Farm was established about 1854. A large house was built on the property about 1870. It appears the Poor Farm was in use at least through 1930 because 10 residents of the "Alms House" are listed in the 1930 census. The Clinton County Historical Society published an article on this cemetery in Volume 19, Number 4 of their Quarterly.

For more information on Poor Houses, see The Poorhouse Story (external link).

The records below come from three sources. First are the records of the 5 remaining concrete markers. Second is a list of known burials compiled from St. Mary's Church records. Third, also from the St. Mary's Church records, is a list of persons known to have died at the Poor Farm but buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery.

READING OF STONES
Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
COOPER, Frank1840 5 Nov 1920  
CROWDER, MaryDec 1855 1 Feb 1922 Buried 2 Feb 1922. Birth and death dates per Catherine Spenner. Catherine also gives her full name as Crowder, Mrs Elizabeth Mary nee Bryant 
METZ, Fran 31 Jan 1923 Stone broken, name may be incomplete 
REYNOLDS, Mary1 Jan 1863 18 Jun 1927 Lot 1 
UNKNOWN, White Man 26 Jul 1927  
BURIALS RECORDED BY ST. MARY'S CHURCH
Rec Pg Ct # Name Age Date of Death Country of Birth Place of Death Cause of death Comments
342 127 1628 BROCKHOUSE, Henry 41y 6m 13 Sep 1884 Germany Poor Farm    
341 126 1627 DEAN, George 37 24 Jan 1884   Poor Farm gangrene fr frost bitt Occupation - tramp
1163 90 1159 FIPPS, Elvira 30 13 May 1882 America Carlyle burns received accidently  
388 30 386 KRAMER, Chr. 65 10 Jul 1879 Germany Carlyle   Married, Lived in Illinois 1 year
721 56 719 LUTZ, John 46 8 Sep 1880 Germany   phthesis Occupation - Laborer, Widower
387 30 385 MARCHAM, Robt 35 24 May 1879 USA Carlyle   Lived in Illinois 35 years
167 13 165 MCCIRD, Francois 60 13 Oct 1878 Ireland   general debility  
962 75 958 MCCULLOM, Thos 68 3 Aug 1881 Ireland   consumption Lived in Illinois 8 years
963 75 959 PHILLIPS, John E. 16d 7 Jul 1881 Illinois   cholera infantum  
203 16 201 POWER, Andrew 26 18 Nov 1878 Ireland   chronic diarrhoea Occupation - Stonedresser
253 20 251 RENTER, John 43 5 Jan 1879 Germany   heart disease  
645 50 643 ROBERTS, James 8m 13d 27 Jun 1880 Illinois Carlyle cholera infantum  
343 127 1629 SCHWALAR, Lena 0 15 Jun 1885 Carlyle Poor House insufficient vitality  
332 126 1618 WHITE, Charles 78 7 Mar 1883 Tennessee Carlyle old age Widower
ALMS HOUSE DEATHS BURIED IN ST. MARY'S CEMETERY
Church Record Page Name Age Comments
38 KUPER, Gerard 63  
114 MEIER, Joseph 83  
114 MILLER, Nicolaus    
81 NOKER, William 55  
19 REINEKE, Heinrich 60  
110 RISSLER, Carl (Charles) 70  
17 SCHROEDER, Adam   Son of George & Maria nee JUSTINA
85 THALLMANN, John 60  
105 WASCHMANN, Lucas    
58 YUNG, Johann 67  

Database table cem_list modified:17 Mar 2017
Cemetery ID:29
Page modified:21 Nov 2012