MONROE CEMETERY

Sec. 11, T17N, R11W
Cass County, Illinois
   

   

   

      

Thanks to Jeanie Lowe & Betty Albert for the pictures included here.

Directions: Virginia / Arenzville blacktop 1/4 mile west of Funk road on the North side of the road. Down a driveway that leads to two homes. It is behind the home on your left.

This is another one of those cemeteries that only the hardiest and most avid (my husband would probably say nutty) researcher seeks out - particularly during the summer months. It is better visited during the winter when the insects, grass and weeds aren't so daunting - the brush and bushes will still be there but at least it won't be quite the jumgle it is today. It is situated in what is a quiet peaceful location, no doubt a scene of great beauty and dignity at one time. It was impossible to locate most of the smaller stones in this cemetery as a result of the high weeds, brush and grass. Perhaps a winter visit will be more successful.

Mr. Arthur Crumrin's "Old Cemeteries of Cass County, Illinois" (this book is available for purchase from the Cass County Historical Society - a bargain and wonderful resource for those researchers seeking old Cass County Burials) - was used to add some of the burials Jeanie & Betty didn't find in the jungle. They both said "this was the worst cemetery they've been in to date."

If a name below appears in red, click on the name to bring up a photo of that individual's tombstone.


NAME BORN DIED AGE Additional Inscription/Info.
BRIGGS, Amelia 1881
BRIGGS, Martin 1882 1952
BRIGGS, Newton H. 9 Mar 1873 10 May 1905
CLARK, Charles W. 25 Dec 1809 20 Jul 1838 28y6m25d Born London, Eng.
CLINARD, Ada 31 Jan 1884 22 Jul 1901 Dau of Marion & Mary Clinard
ELAM, Catharine 6 Mar 1806 8 Dec 1891
ELAM, Thomas 14 Nov 1802 30 Dec 1873 71y1m16d
ELAM, William 17y
GAY, Dwight 29 Jan 1792 11 Apr 1863 Born Ware, Mass.
GAY, Persis 17 Dec 1792 15 Aug 1865 Born Stockbridge, Vt.
HUFFMAN, Dorothea 1900 1934 Wife of J. C. Huffman
LAHMAN, Daniel 4 Feb 1892 69y3m24d
LAHMAN, Highly 28 Feb 1880 74y1m15d Wife of Daniel Lahman
MCCARTY, Arlina 15 Sep 1880 63y Wife of Dennis McCarty
MARTIN, Daughter 14 May 1894 3 Aug 1900 Dau of S. & M.B. Martin
MCCLURE, Arthur L. 1858 1909
MCCLURE, Harriet 26 Feb 1824 11 Feb 1896 Wife of J. W. McClure
MCCLURE, Harriet J. 1862 1913
MCCLURE, John W. 11 Jun 1824 5 Sep 1868
MCDANIEL, Anna May 20 Mar 1872 22 Dec 1897 Wife of John E. McDaniel; Dau. of Geo. & E. Kruse
MCLIN, Harvey 1866 1919
MCLIN, Infant 1910 Inf Dau of Harvey & Amelia McLin
PASCHAL, Jarratt B. 20 Oct 1821 9 Feb 1865
PASCHAL, Katharine 7 Jul 1858 6 Oct 1859
PASCHAL, Margaret 15 Sep 1820 7 Feb 1892
POTTER, Mary Eliz. (Williams) - (Obit) 14 Feb 1891 Wife of Orren Potter
POTTER, Orren - (Obit) 1820 14 May 1882
PRATT LOT
PRATT, Catherine 1 Jan 1848 22 Apr 1891
PRATT, Elizabeth 8 Oct 1841 Dau of J.W. & E. Pratt
PRATT, Harry Elmer 4 Apr 1888 16y8m8d
PRATT, Henry C. 18 Jun 1845
PRATT, John W. 3 Dec 1806 7 Oct 1847 40y10m4d
RESIDE, William May 1798 18 Aug 1874
RING, Margaret 1856 1929
SCHAEFFER, Christiana S. 8 Sep 1844 70y14d Wife of John Schaeffer
SCHAEFFER, Eliza 12 Apr 1843 4 Jan 1917 Wife of J. A. Schaeffer
SCHAEFFER, Henry 28 Jun 1812 27 Mar 1863 50y9m
SCHAEFFER, James A. 7 Feb 1848 21 Nov 1929
SCHAEFFER, John 17 May 1855 86y3m28d
SCHAEFFER, Mary A. 23 Feb 1880 22y2m17d Wife of C. J. Schaeffer
SCHAEFFER, Sophia 12 Apr 1817 26 Mar 1891 73y11m14d Wife of Henry Schaeffer
SCHAEFFER, Theodore H. 4 Sep 1850 30 Oct 1869 19y1m26d Son of H. & S. Schaeffer
SMITH, Irene 11 May 1901 29 Mar 1902 Dau of J. E. & M. A. Smith
SMITH, John Edgar 1877 1909
SOCKMAN, Grace May

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