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Jersey County, Illinois
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Cemetery Listings

Early Land Entries

Abstracted from Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, General Land Office, U. S. Dept. of Interior. We are indebted to Harry Nelms, for this huge project, who unselfishly downloaded these records from the GLO site and contributed his expertise for this display. Thanks also to Gloria Frazier.

Section 16 School Land Entries

BETHANY Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec 4; From tax list; no survey available; Church in NW1/4 Sec. 4.

UNKNOWN Cemetery, From tax list; no listing recorded at any time; Sec. 6

LEBANON Cemetery, SW corner Sec. 4; Abandoned; From tax list; 7 known burials; 1973 survey

HOUSEMANN Family Cemetery, NE1/4, Sec. 7; Abandoned; 7 known burials; 1860-1921; 1973 survey.

UNKNOWN Cemetery, Sec. 7; 2 Known burials; Tax list.

LAX Cemetery, NE1/4 Sec. 15; Currently used; Earliest burial 1830. In April 12, 1883 the Jersey County Democrat reported that the fence around the cemetery was down, cattle, etc. run through the cemetery, and gravestones were down.

COUNTY FARM Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 16; Abandoned; 55 known burials; 1878-1933; 1973 survey; No markers.

SALEM-BELT Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec. 16; Abandoned; 44 known burials;; 1820-1936; 1973 survey.

HETZEL Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec. 18; Abandoned; 18 known burials. 1892-1965; 1973 survey; Very difficult to reach.

RUSK Cemetery, NW1/4, Sec. 19; Abandoned; 8 known burials; 1841-1881; 2 HICKMAN moved to Oak Grove; 1973 survey.

ARMSTRONG Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec. 20; Abandoned; 88 known burials; 1811-1955; Revised 1988.

GRIMES Cemetery, SW1/4 Sec. 23; Currently used; Earliest burial 1828.

BROWN Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 15; Abandoned; 44 known burials; 1840-1920; 1973 survey.

KIRCHNER Family Cemetery, Sec. 26; No information; Listing from county records.

ROWDEN Family Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 26; Abandoned; 6 known burials; 1852-1898; 1973 survey.

EZEKIEL CHANCE Cemetery, NW1/4, Sec. 28; From tax record, no listing.

ST. MARY’S Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 29, Currently used; 304 known burials; Earliest burial 1869. 1987 survey.

ST. MARY’S Cemetery, NW1/4 Sec. 30; Destroyed; No listing.

HEITZIG Family Cemetery, NE1/4 Sec. 31; Abandoned; 14 known burials; 1833-1932; 1973 survey.

WOLLENWEBER Family Cemetery, Sec. 32; Destroyed; 2 burials. Earliest burial 1916.

FALKNER Family Cemetery, SE/4 Sec 36; Abandoned; 16 known burials; 1845-1970; 1973 survey.

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