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Jersey County Cemetery Information & Photos

See Townships below for a list of cemeteries in each township.

Contribute your tombstone photo(s) from Jersey County. How to submit photos.

Jersey County Burial Index

Abandonded Cemeteries, Jersey County

Old City Cemetery, Jerseyville

Bott Cemetery, Piasa Township

Brown Cemetery, English Township

    Photos and Campbell family tombstone photos

Chappell Cemetery, Piasa Township

Cope Cemetery, English Township

Czaia Cemetery, Rosedale Township

Dabbs Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

Dougherty Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

East Newbern Cemetery, Mississippi Township

Edsall Cemetery

    Map, large graphic

Edwards Cemetery, Piasa Township

Elsah Cemetery, Elsah Township

Fieldon Cemetery, Richwood Township

Hamilton Parsonage Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

Funk-Schlansker Cemetery, Rosedale Township

Gunterman Cemetery, Richwood Township

Grimes-Neeley Cemetery, English Township

Hartford Cemetery, Quarry Township West

          Names & tombstone photos. Thanks to Sue Williams!

          http://graves.haynerlibrary.org/zenphoto     further information

    Kemper Cemetery, Ruyle Township

    Lax Cemetery, English Township

    McDow Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

    Meadow Branch Cemetery, Rosedale Township

    Newbern Cemetery, Mississippi Township

    Noble Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

    Oak Grove, Jerseyville

      History

      Photos and Burials

      List of Burials. A pdf file. Adobe Acrobat needed.

      See Photos and Burials for additional names and/or information. List of burials was gathered by Ronda and Marty Crull. A special thanks to retired Sexton of the Cemetery, Robert L. “Bob” Daniels. Without his support, this project would have taken many more years to complete. A Tri-County News Project.

    Oakland Cemetery (was Maple Lawn), Ruyle Township

    Phipps Cemetery, Rosedale Township

    Reddish Cemetery, Richwood Township

    Rosedale Cemetery

    Salem Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

    Scenic Hill Cemetery

      Photo and tombstone photos

    Spry-Rowden Cemetery, Rosedale Township

    St. Francis Cemetery, Jersey Township

      Photo, also correction to pdf file, Heitzig, Cletus & Mary

      List of burials. A pdf file. Adobe Acrobat needed. A Tri-County News Project, Marty & Ronda Crull with special thanks to Deloris Molloy.

      Correction to pdf file: Researcher note, Dale Summers: Heitzig, Mary W Fleming; b: 17 Apr 1909; d: 04 Mar 1990; per SS death index
      Heitzig, Cletus; b: 20 Aug 1909; d: Mar 1975; per SS death index

      Corrections, updates to pdf file from Jenny King:

      KIRSCH, Child 1942 1942 (His name was Louis James Kirsch born 8/2/ and died 8/3/1942) – my uncle
      KIRSCH, Hazel A. 1910 (born 10/1/1910 – died 1/21/1998 in Jerseyville, IL) – my maternal grandmother – married Joseph Michael Kirsch 3/5/1935 at St. Alphonsus Church in Brighton, IL – had 4 children
      KIRSCH, Henry P. 1908 9 Oct 1976 (born 6/19/1908 in Rockbridge, IL) – married Reta Fae Fry 5/18/1937 in Brighton, IL – had 6 children
      KIRSCH, Joseph ***** 00 Mar 1926 (same person?)
      KIRSCH, Joseph 1907 ???? (born 7/13/1907 and died 12/4/1992 in Jerseyville, IL) – my maternal grandfather – married Hazel Marie Armstrong 3/5/1935 at St. Alphonsus Church in Brighton, IL – had 4 children
      KIRSCH, Joseph J. 1876 1926 (same person?)
      KIRSCH, Lorenzo L. 1905 1985 (I have a Florenz L Kirsch born 3/26/1905 in Rockbridge, IL and died 4/9/1985 in Jerseyville, IL) – married Shirley Walstron July 1944 in Chicago she passed away 9/9/1983
      KIRSCH, Margaret E. 1896 1977 (born 7/26/1896 in Brighton, IL and died 10/22/1977 in Alton, IL) – married Frank Joseph Kirsch born 8/6/1901
      KIRSCH, Margaret E. Flatley 16 Jul 1896 22 Oct 1977 (same person as above) – She was a daughter of John and Margaret Boyle Flatley)
      KIRSCH, Nellie Graves 1873 1941 (I have 6/29/1867 in Springfield, IL as the date she was born but don’t know if it’s correct???? died 9/8/1941 in Jersey County, IL) – married Joseph Kirsch (possibly the Joseph J. from above?)
      KIRSCH, Reta F. Reno 1 Jul 1907 28 Mar 1989 (born in Rockbridge, IL and died in ALton, IL) – married to Henry Paul Kirsch – had 6 children
      KIRSCH, Violet L. 1906 1983 (?)

    St. Mary’s Cemetery, English Township

    St. Michael’s Cemetery, Elsah Township

    Thompson Cemetery, Rosedale Township

    Unknown Cemetery, Mississippi Township

    Van Horne Cemetery, Mississippi Township

    White Cemetery, Otter Creek Township

    St. Francis Xavier, Jerseyville

    You can find more than thirty Jersey County cemeteries with tombstone photos at Find A Grave.
    Some of the photos have additional information: transcribed names and dates, and other information.


    Cemetery List by Township

    Source: History of Jersey County, Sesquicentennial Edition, 1991. List of cemeteries listed on a county list or taken from tax records. You can find maps locating many of the Jersey County cemeteries at Google Maps.

    Elsah Township

    Unknown names – two on a tax record in Section 14, no other information.
    Wendle? – Section 14, no information.
    St. Michael’s – Currently used, part SE 1/4 SW 1/4, Section 14 or 16.
    Beltrees – Currently used, SW corner NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 15
    Elsah – Currently used, S 1/2 SE 1/4, Section 17, 344 known burials, earliest burial 1859, 1987 update 2 on tax list, unknown. Piggott family, Principia grounds, Section 21, book 36 page 18 of deeds.
    Lockhaven – Section 26, Lockhaven Development on grounds.

    English Township

    Bethany – from tax list, no survey available. Church is in SW 1/4 NW 1/4 Section 4.
    Unknown – from tax list, no listing recorded at any time, Section 6.
    Lebanon – from tax list. Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner Section 4. 7 Known burials 1839-1851. 1973 survey.
    Housemann Family – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner section NE 1/4 Section 7. 7 known burials, 1860-1921. 1973 survey.
    Unknown – from tax list. Abandoned, identifiable, Section 7. 2 known burials.
    Lax – Currently used, NW 1/4 NE 1/4 Section 15. Earliest burial 1830
    County farm – Abandoned, identifiable, SE corner W 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec. 16. 55 known burials. 1878-1933. 1973 survey. No markers.
    Salem-Belt – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 E 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec/ 16. 44 known burials. 1820-1936. 1973 survey.
    Hetzel – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner S 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec. 18 18 known burials. 1892-1965. 1973 survey. Very difficult to reach.
    Rusk – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner E 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec. 19. 8 known burials. 1841-1881. 2 Hickman moved to Oak Grove. 1973 survey.
    Armstrong – Abandoned, identifiable, NE 1/4 SW 1/4. Sec. 20. 88 known burials. 1811-1955. Revised 1988.
    Grimes – Currently used, NE 1/4 SW 1/4. Sec. 23. Earliest burial 1828.
    Brown – Abandoned, identifiable, SE corner W 1/2 NW 1/4, Sec. 25. 44 known burials. 1840-1920. 1973 survey.
    Kirchner family – Section 26, no information. Listing from county records.
    Rowden family – Abandoned, identifiable, S 1/2 NW 1/4 Section 26. 6 known burials. 1852 – 1898. 1973 survey.
    Ezekiel Chance – NW 1/4 NW 1/4. Sec. 28 from tax record, no listing.
    St. Mary’s – Currently used, North part SW 1/4 SE 1/4 NW 1/4. Sec. 29. 304 known burials. Earliest burial 1869. 1987 survey.
    St. Mary’s – destroyed, not identifiable, markers removed, SE 1/4 NW 1/4, Sec. 30. No listing.
    Heitzig family – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner N 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec. 31. 14 known burials. 1833-1932. 1973 survey.
    Wollenweber family – destroyed, not identifiable, markers removed, Sec. 32. 2 burials. Earliest burial 1916.
    Falkner family – Abandoned, identifiable, SE corner SE 1/4 Sec. 36. 16 known burials. 1845-1970. 1973 survey.

    Fidelity Township

    Longwill – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner NW 1/4. Sec. 10. 6 known burials. 1850-1903. 1973 survey.
    Moore – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec. 15. 40 known burials. 1837-1934. 1987 survey.
    Luckey-Weber – Abandoned, identifiable, SE corner S 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 18. 29 known burials. 1850-1889. 1973 survey.
    Unknown – Sec. 19
    Trible – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner S 1/4 E 1/2 NE 1/4, Sec. 25. 26 known burials. 1835-1979. 1987 survey.
    Geisler family – destroyed, not identifiable, markers removed, Sec. 28
    Chapman – Paradise – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 33. 71 known burials 1830-1951. 1973 survey.
    Hopewell – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec. 34. 24 known burials. 1841-1909. 1973 survey.
    In addition to the above cemeteries, the following were once listed in Fidelity Township, no record 1973 or 1987:
    Richey family – destroyed, not identifiable, Section 4. from 1954 Newspaper list.
    Lewis. D. E 1/2 SE 1/4, Sec. 34

    Jersey Township – North Township 9, Range 11

    Hathaway – Abandoned, identifiable, Sec. 34. 1 known burial.
    Keller – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner SE 1/4, Sec. 35. 110 known burials. 1844 – 1927. 1973 survey.

    Jersey township. Township 8, Range 11

    Unknown – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner N 1/2 W 1/2 NW 1.4 Sec. 4. 6 known burials. 1845-1849. 1973 survey.
    Wharton – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner S 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4, Sec. 4. 10 known burial, 1857-1940. 1973 survey.
    Van Pelt – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner S 1/2 N 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/4. Sec. 12. 3 known burials. 1841-1865. 1973 survey.
    St. Francis – Currently used, part SE 1/4 NE 1/4. Sec. 16. 2015 burials by 1987. Earliest burial 1825. 1987 survey.
    Oak Grove – Currently used, part SE 1/4 NE 1/4. Sec. 21, earliest burial 1856. incomplete survey 1988.
    Jerseyville, Hickory Grove, Sauer – destroyed, not identifiable, Section 21, no record.
    Unknown (Goodman-Schroeder) – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner SE 1/4 Sec. 30. 3 known burials. 1876-1878.

    Mississippi Township

    Name unknown – Abandoned, identifiable, S side SW 1/4 SE 1/4, Sec. 10. 9 known burials. 1846-1864. 1973 survey.
    Van Horne – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner SW 1/4, Sec. 12, 46 known burials. 1851-1938. 1987 survey.
    Lamb Memorial-Union – S. Side NE 1/4, Sec. 17. no listing. 105 known burials. 1833-1970.
    Darlington family – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4. Sec. 21. 11 known burials. 1849-1927. 1973 survey.
    East Newbern (Bethell, McClusky) – S. side NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 27. 342 known burial. 1825 earliest burial Greene. Sec. 30. no record found.
    Unknown name – Sec. 32. no record found.
    Newbern – Lurton – Currently used, SE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 32.
    With no section location given, the following cemeteries were listed as being in Mississippi township in the 1913 History of Jersey County. No record of location or burials has been found.
    Delhi
    Shiloh
    Salem (A Union – Salem is listed in Sec. 36, Otter Creek township.)

    Otter Creek Township

    Unknown(maybe Sinclair – Hays) from tax list. no information. Section 1.
    Hinson – Black Mound – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner N 1/2 E 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 2, 13 known burials, 1840 – 1879. 1973 survey.
    White – Currently used, S 1/2 NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 3. 83 known burials. 1863 – 1968
    Schaaf – SW1/4 Sec. 6. no information, from tax list.
    Noble family – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/2 Sec. 11, 5 known burials. 1845 -1853. 1973 survey.
    Dougherty family – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner Sec. 13. 30 known burials. 1833 – 1930. 1973 survey.
    Fredenburg – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner S 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 14. 7 known burials. 1850 – 1908. 1973 survey.
    McDow – Gowin – Pickett (Hagen ?), SE corner SW 1/4 Sec. 14. tax list. 38 known burials. 1831 – 1969. Researcher note: McDow cemetery has been known as: Otterville, McDow-Otterville, Methodist, McDowell (misspelling, pronunciation), Old Methodist Evangelical (Old M. E. Cemetery) – from Veteran’s of Jersey County. Gowin, Hagen, Picket (owner of the land at one time in which the cemetery is located, Jersey Co GenWeb), and Ferguson (due to large headstone at front of cemetery). Hopefully this problem of various names will end as soon as the name of the cemetery is posted on the pillars at the entrance. Allen Austin
    Hamilton – Parsonage – Abandoned, identifiable, Center section at Otterville. Sec. 14. 5 markers, many more burials. 1834 – 1864. 1973 survey.
    Noble – Otterville – Currently used, NW corner NW 1/4 Sec. 14 earliest burial 1829.
    Davenport – Abandoned, identifiable, SE 1/4 Sec. 16. 3 known burials. 1869 – 1874. 1973 survey.
    Dabbs – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner NW 1/4 Sec. 16. 10 known burials. 1865 – 1929. 1973 survey.
    Edsall – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner N 1/2 W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 33. 38 known burials. 1858 – 1929. 1973 survey.
    Lewis – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner E 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 34. 12 known burials. 1867 – 1902. 1973 survey.
    Union – Salem – N. side SE 1/4 Sec. 36. 161 known burials. 1837 – 1946

    Piasa township

    Unknown – Sec. 9. no information. from tax list.
    Unknown – Sec. 10., no information, from tax list.
    Unknown – Sec. 11. no information. from tax list.
    Eldridge family – Abandoned, identifiable, SW corner S 1/2 N 1/2 W 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 12. 7 known burials. 1811 – 1884. 1973 survey.
    St. Alphonsis – Currently used, SE corner NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec. 13. 119 known burials. 1853 – 1962. 1973 survey.
    Hanold family – Abandoned, identifiable, SE 1/4 Sec. 13. 34 known burials. 1845 – 1911. 1973 survey.
    Metzger – Fritzger family – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner Sec. 19. 3 known burials. 1891 – 1918. 1973 survey.
    Chappell family – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner W 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 19. 14 known burials. 1884 – 1952. 1973 survey.
    Edwards family – Abandoned, identifiable, N pt. SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 19. 38 known burials. 1819 – 1944. 1973 survey.
    Unknown – Sec. 26. no information, from tax list.
    Marston – Abandoned, identifiable, in NW 1/4 Sec. 32. 72 known burials. 1820 – 1869. 1973 survey.
    Bott family – NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec. 36, no information, from tax list.

    Quarry township – East. Township 6 Range 12

    Scenic Hill, IOOF, Grafton, American Legion. U.NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 2. 1987 – 88 survey.
    Quitt family – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner Sec. 6. 6 known burials. 1853 – 1894. 1973 survey
    Unknown – Sec. 10. no information, from tax list.

    Quarry Township – West. Township 6, Range 13

    Graham – Sec. 1, no information, from tax list.
    Unknown – Sec. 13. no information, from tax list.
    Unknown – Sec. 14. no information, from tax list.
    Hartford – Currently used, in NE 1/2 Sec. 16. 362 known burials, earliest burial 1857. 1987 survey.

    Richwood Township

    Dunham – Reddish – Ford – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner N 1/2 SE 1/2 SE 1/4 Sec. 2. 34 known burials. 1814 – 1913.
    Reddish – Cooper – Abandoned, identifiable, NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 4. 42 known burials. 1843 -1971.
    Watson – Sec. 8
    Pistol – Sec. 9.
    Shults – Sec. 13. single grave.
    Gunterman – Currently used, S part SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 15. 145 known burials, earliest burial 1860.
    Greene – Abandoned, identifiable, Sec 20
    Reddish family – Currently used, NW corner SE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 25. 36 known burials. 1876-1981. 1987 survey.
    Fieldon, Public, Vinnagge, Pruitt. (South, Middle, North.) – Currently used, NW1/4 SW1/4 Sec. 25. 874 known burials. earliest burial 1850. 1988 survey, three sections.

    Rosedale township

    Unknown – Sec 1. no information. from assessor list.
    One destroyed cemetery – Sec. 9. as per assessor list.
    Spry – Rowden – Abandoned, identifiable, SE corner W 1/2 W 1/2 NW 1/4 Sec. 9. 23 known burials. 1862 – 1959. 1973 survey. (Listed 1973, might be same as Teneriffe, Sec. 9. listed as destroyed on Assessor’s list.) This cemetery is not abandonded, 38 known burials, see photo and list of burials above.
    Teneriffe – Sec. 4 per assessor list. School appears to Sec. 9. Czaia burials near Teneriffe, earliest burial 1836.
    Czaia – Abandoned, identifiable, NW 1/4 SW 1/4 Sec. 10. Virgil Czaia farm.
    Phipps – Abandoned, identifiable, NW corner W 1/2 E1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 11. 3 known burials. 1859 – 1892. 1973 survey.
    Groppel – destroyed, not identifiable, Sec. 14. Groppels’ once owned most of Sec. 14.
    Rosedale – Currently used, SE1/4 Sec. 16. 278 known burials in 1960, earliest burial 1835. 1988 survey inc.
    Unknown – Sec. 17. per assessor list.
    Crull. Thompson – Abandoned, identifiable, S1/2 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 28, per assessor list.
    Funk – Schlansker – Abandoned, identifiable, NE corner S 1/2 SW 1/4 Sec. 35. 6 known burials. 1854 – 1888. 1973 survey.
    Meadow Branch – Currently used, NE 1/4 Sec. 35. 159 known burials, earliest burial 1871.
    Legate ? Sec. 36 per assessor list.

    Ruyle Township

    Kemper, formerly Delaware – Currently used, SE 1/4 SE 1/4. Sec. 14. known burials 392. 1987 survey.
    Boner family – destroyed, not identifiable, SE 1/4. Sec. 19.
    Rhoads – destroyed, not identifiable, SW 1/4 Sec. 25
    Elliott family – Abandoned, identifiable, NE 1/4 NE 1/4 Sec. 26. 19 known burials. 1852 – 1910. 1973 survey.
    Hawkins – Prairie – Pruitt – Abandoned, identifiable, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 31. 141 known burials. 1838 – 1948. 1973 survey.
    Fidelity – Oakland – Crossroads – Currently used, NW 1/4 NW 1/4 Sec. 36. 319 known burials. 1987 survey.
    Medora Community – Currently used, NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Sec. 36. 1034 known burials. 1987 survey.


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