Read and copyright© by Gloria Dettleff and Dorothy Falk May 2001

The church cemetery is located at the corner of Second and Church Streets, next to St Peter Lutheran Church at the north edge of the town. This church, the only church in town, is located about one mile north of the public Looking Glass Township Cemetery. The church was originally located on the sight where the Looking Glass Township Cemetery is now located, so the earlier burials for the church are in that cemetery. See our Church Index for the history, some records and links to St Peter Lutheran Church.

This is a recording of what we read from the stones plus spotty data from two other sources. Most of the tombstones were readable, but all graves do not have stones. Church cemetery records do not exist to check against. However, the church records do exist and have been translated and transcribed from microfilmed Old German script by Gloria Dettleff. Minor differences, such as which name is the first name and which is the middle, do exist between the two listings, it's up to the researcher to determine which is correct.

This cemetery has family monoliths for some of the family plots. Those stones have been ignored for the purpose of this listing. For the purposes of this listing, the first stone that you come to when you walk from the parking lot is Row 1, Stone 1.

It was recommended that the County Clerk begin to keep track of the deaths/burials in 1878 and some, but not all, were recorded. When the law changed in 1916, most of the deaths were recorded. The death registers (marked 'Reg' in this listing) identified some people that were buried in this cemetery, and some who were buried in New Memphis. Those that merely said New Memphis, and no stones were in either location, were added to the Looking Glass Cemetery listing since it is larger, for the lack of a better reason. The church records (marked 'StP') also identified some people that were buried in this cemetery for which we didn't find stones. We included the people from both of these sources in this listing. It is up to the researcher to decide if this is accurate. We welcome your comments and will be happy to made additions, corrections, and deletions. Just Contact Us.

The Veteran's tombstones are annotated as either Private Head Stones ('PHS') or Government Head Stones ('GHS') for use by the Illinois Veterans' Commission in their next publication. The abbreviation 'S/w' stands for 'Shares stone with'.

Click on Yellow headings to sort by that column - click again to change the order of the sort
Row Grave Name Maiden Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
Reg --- BLUMHORST, Louis--- --- 20 Feb 1888 Death record # 2104. Age 2 years, 11 months. 
14 BOLLER, Fred--- 1866 1940 S/w Maggie 
16 BOLLER, Lester J--- 24 Oct 1906 27 Jul 1968 --- 
15 BOLLER, Maggie--- 1872 1957 S/w Fred 
17 BROSE, Fred J.--- 13 Apr 1907 13 Mar 1974 Husband 
FISHER, Don Harry--- 17 Jan 1938 17 Jul 1962 Illinois. ETN3, US Navy. (PHS) 
FISHER, Harry--- 14 Jul 1910 24 Mar 1978 S/w Mildred 
10 FISHER, Mildred--- 23 Aug 1915 --- S/w Harry. The Lord is My Shepherd. 
StP --- FOREMAN, Katharina--- 14 Jan 1815 29 Oct 1901 See church records. 
Reg --- GREENFIELD, J. H.--- --- 16 Nov 1878 Death record. Male. Age 26 years, 10 months. 
HECKERT, F. H. George--- 4 Jun 1855 13 Nov 1901 --- 
HECKERT, Henry J.--- 1857 1926 --- 
HECKERT, Susan A.--- 1857 1939 --- 
StP --- HERDERHORST, Wilhelm--- 24 Aug 1837 26 Oct 1888 Church Records said he is buried here. 
Reg --- HERDERHORST, William--- 7 Oct 1863 13 Apr 1888 Death record # 2139. Age 24 years, 6 months, 6 days. Church records say Heinrich Wilhelm. 
12 HERTENSTEIN, August--- 1864 1944 --- 
13 HERTENSTEIN, Lillie M.--- 1876 1951 --- 
KEINER, Catharine--- 7 Aug 1847 26 Apr 1901 --- 
KEINER, William--- 4 Feb1843 2 Oct 1905 --- 
KLOHR, Carolina--- 26 Mar 1842 20 Aug 1927 S/w John. 
13 KLOHR, Emma D.--- 1879 1953 S/w Henry J. 
12 KLOHR, Henry J.--- 1874 1965 S/w Emma D. 
10 KLOHR, John--- 24 Jun 1840 25 Jan 1897 S/w Carolina. 57 years. Church records death date is 26 June. 
11 KLOHR, John--- 1867 1952 Husband 
KNIPP, Dorothea--- 1857 1934 S/w John. 
KNIPP, Geo. J.--- 1865 1923 --- 
KNIPP, George--- 24 Feb 1824 Jun 1904 --- 
KNIPP, John--- 1851 1923 S/w Dorothea 
KNIPP, Katarina--- 14 Dec 1824 13 Feb 1899 --- 
KRAUSZ, Anna--- 12 Feb 1868 2 Jun 1934 Mother - In H. Krausz plot 
KRAUSZ, Anna MayYARBER 30 Oct 1933 --- S/w Charles F. H. Mom. 
KRAUSZ, Bertha C.--- 1876 1966 Shares stone George 
KRAUSZ, Catherina--- 1844 4 May 1899 Wife of Valentine 
KRAUSZ, Charles F. H.--- 15 Aug 1931 12 May 1981 S/w Anna May. Dad 
KRAUSZ, Clarence F.--- 1899 1964 Son 
KRAUSZ, Edwin V--- 18 Feb 1896 2 Feb 1899 Sohn of H & A - In H. Krausz plot 
KRAUSZ, Elmer L--- 1902 1962 S/w Elsie C. 
StP --- KRAUSZ, Elsa Katharine--- 6 Jul 1899 8 Sep 1899 Church Records said she is buried here. 
KRAUSZ, Elsie C--- 1901 1982 S/w Elmer L. 
KRAUSZ, Emil G--- 18 Feb 1896 28 Jul 1896 Sohn of H & A - In H. Krausz plot 
KRAUSZ, Evelyn A. O.--- 15 Sep 1936 --- Sister. S/w Norbert. Mother of Dawn and Thomas. 
KRAUSZ, George--- 1874 1958 S/w Bertha C. 
KRAUSZ, Henry--- 2 Mar 1865 16 Jul 1951 Father - In H. Krausz plot 
KRAUSZ, Herman L--- 22 Oct 1897 29 Nov 1918 Son of H & A - In H. Krausz plot 
  KRAUSZ, Marvin O. 29 May 1937 20 Sep 2013 Info from obituary 
KRAUSZ, Milburn L.--- 26 Jan 1904 29 Jul 1997 --- 
KRAUSZ, Norbert Eugene Herman--- 25 Apr 1946 27 Nov 2015 Brother. S/w Evelyn. Children of Elmer & Elsie 
KRAUSZ, Valentine--- 1838 8 Dec 1899 Husband of Catherina 
LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Anna--- 20 Jan 1832 27 Apr 1903 Mutter 
LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Conrad--- 5 Oct 1832 17 Aug 1898 Family plot. 
  LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Frances A.LANTER Cir 1922 19 May 2014 Spouse: LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Glenn C. Info from obituary 
  LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Glenn C. 12 Aug 1921 14 Oct 2009 Spouse: LAUTENSCHLAEGER, Frances A. Info from obituary 
MUELLER, Almar G., Rev.--- 1889 1960 S/w Gisela A. 
MUELLER, Gisela A.--- 1895 1969 S/w Rev. Almar G. 
MUELLER, Herbert C.--- 1921 1985 S/w Ida Mae. Military marker in Row 6. 
MUELLER, Herbert C.--- 1921 1985 Flat Marker. Sgt. US Army WWII. GHS. Private stone in Row 5. 
MUELLER, Ida Mae--- 1927 1973 S/w Herbert C. 
PETERS, Anna D--- 1861 1902 See church records. 
PETERS, Eugen H. W.--- 17 Jun 1888 Oct 1888 In Peters Family Plot 
PETERS, Lisette R.--- 1830 1917 --- 
PETERS, Wilhelm H. H.--- 1836 1898 --- 
REED, Donald E.--- 1930 1930 --- 
REED, Earl C--- 24 Mar 1916 8 Dec 1992 U.S. Army World War II. GHS 
11 REED, Larine W.--- 1896 1987 Mother 
REED, Ralph F.--- 1913 1914 --- 
REED, Warren H.--- 1921 1921 --- 
10 REED, Willis E.--- 1889 1950 Father 
14 REIFSCHNEIDER, George--- 1871 1952 S/w Luella 
15 REIFSCHNEIDER, Luella--- 1875 1965 S/w George 
16 REIFSCHNEIDER, Pauline E. A.--- 1898 1962 --- 
11 RUEHL, Arthur F--- 1902 1965 --- 
RUEHL, Dietrich--- 1871 1948 --- 
10 RUEHL, Elizabeth--- 1875 1955 --- 
RUEHL, Walter--- 1900 1949 --- 
15 SYMANK, Dorothy M.--- 7 Nov 1916 --- Shares stone Rev. Walter H. 
14 SYMANK, Walter H., Rev.--- 29 Nov 1912 27 Nov 1975 S/w Dorothy 
14 WATSCHINGER, Edgar F.--- 1905 1952 S/w Leola I. 
12 WATSCHINGER, Emil--- 1868 1934 S/w Emil 
11 WATSCHINGER, Infants--- --- 5 Jan 1909 Infants of Emil & Katie 
13 WATSCHINGER, Katharina--- 1871 1962 S/w Katharina 
13 WATSCHINGER, Leola I.--- 1910 1951 S/w Edgar F. Church records say birth date 1911. 
12 WATSCHINGER, Robert W.--- 1934 1951 
WOLTERS, CarolMUELLER 1929 1969 --- 

Database table cem_list modified:17 Mar 2017
Cemetery ID:132
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