Read and copyright© by Gloria Dettleff and Dorothy Falk on 13 April 2002
Photos by Toni Kohrmann November 2011


Cole Grave Yard

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Take Kell Road north to where the road stops going at an angle and returns to straight north. There is a farm lane on the east side that goes up Grube Hill. The cemetery is in the field over the crest of the hill, about a block straight east from where the farm lane driveway ends. The remnants of the cemetery stones have been lovingly restored with black landscaping cloth topped with creek bed pebbles with the pieces of tombstones lying flat on top of the pebbles like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

History of the cemetery and the family are available from the Clinton County Historical Society Quarterly 19-4, pages 166 - 168.

Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
C., D. T. Footstone (Cole, Doctor T.)17 Sep 1820 29 Aug 1852 Footstone only per Toni Kohrmann, the footstone belongs to Doctor T. Cole (birth and death dates from Toni). His headstone was moved to McKendree Chapel Cemetery after his wife passed away and is located next to her stone there. He was married to Emily Cynthia Myatt on April 23, 1840 in Bond County. He is the son of William and Polly. 
COLE, F. S.23 Feb 1819 12 Apr 1839 Stone broken, surname missing 
COLE, Hester Annxxxx 1845 17 Dec 1845 Daughter of xxxxx and xxxxx. Stone broken and weather worn smooth. 
COLE, I.15 Feb 1841 20 Feb 1841 Infant son of A. J. & R. Footstone I C 
COLE, Polly Y.20 Nov 1791 xxxx Wife of Wm. Stone broken into many pieces, some pieces missing. Footstone P Y C. Toni Kohrmann provided part of the birth year. Per Toni, her maiden name was COLLIER 
COLE, W., Rev.2 Aug 1788 25 Nov 1852 Stone broken into several pieces. Footstone W. C. O weep not for the pious dead, But in their footsteps humbly tread. And mat them in that peaceful shore Where sin and death prevail no more. 

Database table cem_list modified:7 Apr 2014
Cemetery ID:160
Page modified:27 Nov 2011