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 May YARBER  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, Carol MUELLER  1929  1969  --- 

Database table cem_list modified: 20 Aug 2017
Cemetery ID: 132
Page modified: 18 Nov 2011