CEMETERY LOCATIONS



The cemetery numbers given here represent the township number,
the plat number and the cemetery's numerical order in the list:
ie: 108.10.1 represents the first cemetery listing in Elgin, the tenth plat of the 108th township.



TOWNSHIP
The term used by mappers to describe a 36 square mile section of property. It is identified by "township and range," numerical and directional descriptions.

PLAT
Plat: a plan, map, or chart of a piece of land with actual or proposed features (as lots); also : the land represented

RANGE
Range: one of the north-south rows of townships in a U.S. public-land survey that are numbered east and west from the principal meridian of the survey

SECTION
Section: a piece of land one square mile in area forming one of the 36 subdivisions of a township. The section number includes the directional location: ie 12 NESW represents section 12, the northeast corner of the southwest section.

ELGIN TOWNSHIP
TWP. 108, PLAT 10
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Elgin . 108.10.1 12 27 NWNE+ Elgin .

PLAINVIEW TOWNSHIP
TWP. 108, PLAT 11
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Greenwood 1857 108.11.1 11 08 NESW End of 5th St. NW First burial 1857
St. Joachim
Cath.
1883 108.11.2 11 08 NWSW . First burial 1883
Woodland
Woodlawn?
1864 108.11.3 11 26 NWSE . First burial 1864
Unknown . 108.11.4 . 03 SWSW . All removed, abandoned

MAZEPPA TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 12
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Mazeppa 1850 109.12.1 14 06 NENW Mazeppa First burial 1850
Sts. Peter & Paul Cath. 1871 109.12.2 . 31 Mazeppa .

HYDE PARK TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 13
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Hall, aka Rothgarn 1886 109.13.1 13 11 NESE . First burial 1886

ZUMBRO TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 13
NOTE: Zumbro is in the same plat as Hyde Park
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS

Bremen Luth. Ch.

1855 109.13.1 13 36 NWSW Bremen First burial 1865
Dale, aka Pleasant Prairie . 109.13.2 14 24 SWNE Pleasant Prairie .
Hammond . 109.13.3 13 21 SWSE . .
Hammond Luth. . 109.13.4 13 28 NENW . First burial 1879
Lincoln . 109.13.5 . . . .
Lutheran . 109.13.6 . . . .
Hilltop Meth. Cem. 1864 109.13.7 13 34 SESW . First burial 1873
St. Clements Cath. 1831 109.13.8 13 27 NWNW . First burial 1881
South Troy . 109.13.9 14 36 NENE Church is at Zumbro Lake First burial 1865
Abandoned?
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran 1879 109.13.10 . . . .
Zumbro Twnp . 109.13.11 . . . .

OAKWOOD TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 14
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Black . 109.14.1 . . Oak Center .
Oakwood Meth. Ch.
aka Hilltop
1875 109.14.2 12 20 NESE . First burial 1876
Church has sec. 21 NWSW
Millville 1907 109.14.3 12 18 SWNE Millville First burial 1907
St. James
aka Oakwood Cath.
1868 109.14.4 12 13 SENE . First burial 1868
Swedish Luth. Ch. 1874 109.14.5 12 18 NWSE Millville First burial 1874

HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 15
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Sts. Peter & Paul
aka Imaculate Conception
1850 109.15.1 11 10 NENE Conception First burial 1850

WATOPA TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 16
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS

MINNEISKA TOWNSHIP
TWP. 109, PLAT 17
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Evergreen 1858 109.17.1 09 33 SENW . First burial 1858
Hillside 1858 109.17.2 09 33 NWSE . First burial 1876
St. Marys Cath. 1870 109.17.3 09 33 SENW . First burial 1870
Unknown . 109.17.4 . 32 NWNE . Abandoned?

CHESTER TOWNSHIP
TWP. 110, PLAT 18
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Bear Valley Meth. 1850 110.18.1 14 27 NWNW Bear Valley First Burial 1860
Chester Twp. 1891 110.18.2 14 11 SWNE Co. Rd. #68 First Burial 1897
St. James
aka Chester Luth.
1884 110.18.3 12 13 NWNW Oakwood Center First burial 1884
St. Johns Luth. Ch. 1888 110.18.4 14 27 SWNE Bear Valley First Burial 1888
Sts. Peter and Paul Cath. . 110.18.5 14 31 SESW Mazeppa First Burial 1871

GILLFORD TOWNSHIP
TWP. 110, PLAT 19
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Black . 110.19.1 13 5 NWSE Oak Center First burial 1864
English aka
Gillford Community
. 110.19.2 13 16 SWNE . First burial 1864
Jacksonville
Luth.
1881 110.19.3 13 12 SWNE . First burial 1881
Trinity Luth. Church aka
Lincoln
1880 110.19.4 13 21 NWNW . First burial 1880
Zumbro Falls 1879 110.19.5 13 31 NWSW . First burial 1879

WEST ALBANY TOWNSHIP
TWP. 110, PLAT 20
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
German Meth., aka
West Albany
1868 110.20.1 12 21 NWNE+ . First burial 1862
Scotch Settlement 1862 110.20.2 12 13 NWSE+ . First burial 1862
Abandoned
Scotch Settlement Lutheran 1863 110.20.3 12 14 SWNW . First burial 1863
St. Paul's United Church of Christ, aka Theilman Luth. . 110.20.4 12 36 SENW Theilman First burial 1874
St. Patricks Cath. 1862 110.20.5 12 29 NWSW West Albany First burial 1862
Theilman Cath. . 110.20.6 12 36 NENE Theilman First burial 1918
Unknown . 110.20.7 12 31 SENW . Abandoned?
West Albany . 110.20.8 12 21 NWNE+ . .

GLASGOW TOWNSHIP
TWP. 110, PLAT 21
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
St. Pauls United
Church of Christ
1874 110.21.1 . 36 Theilman
.
St. Joseph Cath. . 110.21.2 . 36 Theilman .
German Meth. . 110.21.3 . 5 NWSW Co. Rd. #12 Abandoned, all removed

GREENFIELD TOWNSHIP
TWP. 110, PLAT 22
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Greenfield
Protestant
1860 110.22.1 10 20 NWSE+ 1 mi. w of Kellogg First burial 1860
St. Agnes Cath. 1903 110.22.2 10 27 NWSW Kellogg First burial 1903
Unknown . 110.22.3 10 17 SESW . Abandoned?

THERE IS NO TWP. 110, PLAT 23

MOUNT PLEASANT TOWNSHIP
TWP. 111, PLAT 24
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
German Methodist 1860 111.24.1 13 29 SESE . First burial 1860
Abandoned with stones
Gilbert Valley 1858 111.24.2 13 11 NW/NW . First burial 1858
Abandoned with stones
Town Line
aka County Line
1870 111.24.3 13 3 NWNW . First burial 1870
Abandoned with stones

LAKE TOWNSHIP
TWP. 111, PLAT 25
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Bethany Lutheran? 1951 111.25.1 12 8 NWNE Lake City First burial 1951
Lakewood 1862 111.25.2 12 8 SENE Lake City First burial 1862
Oakwood 1879 111.25.3 12 8 NWNE Lake City First burial 1879
Add to other list
St. Johns Luth. Ch. 1884 111.25.4 12 8 NWNE+ Lake City First burial 1884
St. Marys 1856 111.25.5 12 5 SESW Lake City First burial 1856

PEPIN TOWNSHIP
TWP. 111, PLAT 26
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Read's Landing . 111.26.1 . 23 SENE Read's Landing Abandoned, no stones

THERE IS NO TWP. 111, PLAT 27

CITY OF WABASHA
TWP. 111, PLAT 28
CEMETERY NAME
DATE EST.
CEM. MAP #
RANGE
SECTION
LOCATION
STATUS
Riverview Protestant 1867 111.28.1 10 30 NENW Wabasha First burial 1867
St. Elizabeth Cath. . 111.28.2 . . Wabasha .
St. Felix Cath. 1859 111.28.3 10 33 NENW Wabasha First burial 1859


What Is A Town / Township (Columbia Encyclopedia)?
Township (from the Columbia Encyclopedia): A geographical division of the county, established in land surveys and usually made up of 36 sections, each with roughly an area of 1 sq mi (2.6 sq km). Except in the Middle Atlantic states, townships are seldom units of local government.
A mile measures 5,280 feet.
A square mile measures 27,878,400 square feet

How many acres in a section?
An acre measures 43,560 square feet which is roughly 208.71 feet on a side.
A half (1/2) section is 320 acres.
A quarter (1/4) section is 160 acres.
An "eighty" is an eighth of a section equal to 80 acres.
Forty acres is half an eighty.
Forty acres is just about big enough to turn around a recalcitrant team of mules, according to the song.
"Forty Acres and a Mule" was a sweet dream placed in the minds of post Civil War freedmen by a recalcitrant US government.

What is a County (Columbia Encyclopedia)? ~ From the French "comté," domain of a count

A division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county developed in England from the shire, a unit of local government that originated in the Saxon settlements of the 5th cent. By the 11th cent. the shire system was fully established throughout most of England, with each shire being ruled by a shire-reeve, or sheriff, appointed by the crown. By the 14th cent. the office of justice of the peace had developed; in each county a court of three or four justices, also appointed by the king, assisted the sheriff in the administration of local affairs. With the passage of the Local Government Act of 1888, power passed from the king's appointed officials to the newly created county councils, elected by local residents. The county system of government was adopted in most of the nations settled by the British. 1
In the United States there are some 3,100 counties (254 in Texas alone); most are rural or suburban, but except where, as in Virginia, a city may be independent (not part of a county), every part of a state is also part of a county. Some cities, like New York (where the five boroughs are also counties) comprise more than one county. Louisiana, influenced by the French, has instead parishes, which are essentially similar to counties; Alaska has boroughs. The major functions of county government in the United States include law enforcement, the recording of deeds and other documents, and the provision and maintenance of public works such as roads and parks. Some states, though, notably Connecticut, have abolished almost all county governmental functions. 2
See H. S. Duncombe, County Government in America (1966); J. C. Bollens, American County Government (1969).

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