BEREA CEMETERY

Morgan County, Illinois


     


Berea Cemetery is adjacent to Berea Christian church, alongside the highway between Alexander and Ashland. It lies six miles from each community. It is in the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 19, township 16 N, Range 8 W. the Berea church congregation was organized in 1852 and was using a frame building by 1855. In 1924 the present red brick structure was erected. The adjoining cemetery appears to date from at least as far back as 1825 when 6 month old Amelia Robinson was interred. This child's tombstone ranks among the earliest to be found in Morgan County. There are no known burial plot records for the older part of Berea Cemetery. The newer portion of the cemeter has been surveyed and laid out in lots. There is a small endowment fund for matinenance purposes and the cemetery is kept in excellent condition.

This index was compiled from cemetery readings of Mrs. Ruth Ann Reiser Stewart and Shirley A. Stewart Aleguas, from records of Mrs. Myra N. Martin and Mr. Robert Dalton, and from obituaries and original death certificates.

I've linked obituaries and pictures of stones when available. Just click on the link to bring them up (the name is linked to a picture of the stone - linked names are a different color - the word "Obit" added right after the name is the link for the obituary).


Name Born Died Age Additional Info./Comments
ACRE, Newton 26 Nov 1867 1 yr 3 mo Son of J.E. & C.
ANDERSON, Emily Nov 1854 4 mo 2 da Dau of J.S. & M.A.
ANDERSON, Thomas 19 Oct 1854 1 yr 5 mo 7 da Dau of J.S. & M.A.
BALL, Caroline 11 Apr 1867 62 y4 5 mo 16 da Wife of J. S. Ball - Our Mother
BARFIELD, Lester William 1904 1945 Father
BARFIELD, Helen E. Lindsey 1903 1940 Mother
BECK, Elizabeth 8 Sept 1841 5 yr 5 mo 27 da Dau of P. & M.
BECK, James 24 Aug 1841 13 y4 6 mo 20 da Dau of P. & M.
BECK, Jane 6 Sept 1844 9 yr 1 mo 16 da Dau of P. & M.
BEILSCHMIDT, Henry W. 13 Oct 1864 5 Apr 1942 Father
BEILSCHMIDT, Mary Elizabeth 9 Feb 1871 14 Jan 1948 Mother
BEILSCHMIDT, Verna Inez - (Obit) 13 Aug 1895 27 Sep 1974 Dau
BEILSCHMIDT, Oley Mae - (obit) 21 Oct 1900 7 Nov 2000 Dau
BEILSCHMIDT, William H. - (obit) 15 Apr 1903 22 Feb 1999
BRAKER, Charles 15 Feb 1877 11 da
BRAKER, Frederick 13 Aug 1878 8 mo
BRIGGS, William F. - (obit) 3 Mar 1926 2 Jan 1989 WWII Veteran
BRIGGS, Mildred (Barfield)
BRIGGS, Eric E. 14 Feb 1951 21 Oct 1992 Sp4 US Army Vietnam
COBB, John C. 27 July 1854 40 yr
COONS, Jane E. 1 Oct 1853 1 yr 6 mo Dau of W.C. & M.
CORINGTON, Joel H. 1862 1 yr 3 mo 1 da Son of J.C. & M.A.
CROSS, Malinda Cobb 18 Sep 1845 4 Oct 1932 Dau of John G. Cobb
CROWDER, Infant Girl 27 May 1903 Dau of Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Crowder
DALBEY, Nathan 29 Nov 1803 4 Sep 1863
DALBEY, Theodore 16 Jan 1866 32 yr 9 mo 12 da
DAVENPORT, Clifton 18 Aug 1890 1 da
DERMODY, Katelyn Elizabeth 14 Jan 2012 28 Jan 2012 Inf of Kevin & Laurie Dermody
DEWEESE, James P. 1837 1914 Father
DEWEESE, Jennie N. (Tremble) 1838 1926 Mother   (Name was Mary Jane)
DEWEESE, Frank L. 1868 1944
DOBB, John G. 27 July 1854 40 yr
DUNCAN, Clarence G. - (Obit) 29 Aug 1900 19 Oct 1949 Father
DUNCAN, Grace (Williams) - (Obit) 15 Aug 1903 27 June 1999
FARMER, Henry 28 Jan 1933 Ill. Pvt.  126th Inf.
FARMER, John 25 Aug 1858 6 Nov 1912
FARMER, Ida (Moss) 15 Apr 1864 5 May 1952 Wife of John
FARMER, Augustus 18 Nov 1902 9 Feb 1903 Child of John & Ida
FARMER, James R. 22 Mar 1904 19 Sept 1908 Child of John & Ida
FARMER, Glenn F. 7 July 1886 31 Oct 1918 Son of John & Ida (Moss) Farmer
FARMER, Gladys Irene 25 Aug 1898 7 Nov 1918 Dau of John & Ida (Moss) Farmer
FARMER, Byron 22 June 1895 22 May 1980
FARMER, Maude E. 29 May 1893 7 July 1971 (Byron & Maude were brother & sister)
FARMER, George - (Obit) 22 Oct 1900 10 Apr 1989
FERGUSON, Fannie 8 June 1867 4 yr 6 mo 16 da Dau of M. & Julia
FERGUSON, Mildred 9 Feb 1909 9 mo 20 da (From Death Cert. - no stone found)
FLYNN, William 9 Mar 1880 31 Mar 1944
FOSTER, Orville 1895 1971
FOSTER, Belle Turner 10 June 1894 10 Jan 1918 Wife of Orville F.
GLASPY, Charity A. 17 Sept 1846 1 yr 10mo 27 da
GRADY, Emma M. (Swain) 12 Aug 1912 4 Jun 2006 (Wife of Lloyd Junior Grady)
GRANT, W. R. 1 Nov 1861 26 yr 10 mo 18 da
GRAY, Matilda 26 July 1872 24 y4 8 mo 17 da Wife of A. Gray
HAGAN, Evelyn B. (Bailey) 21 Jul 1916 5 Jun 2006 (Wife of John Hagan)
HAGEN, Josephine 13 Apr 1875 16 yr 10 mo 14 da Dau of J.A. & S.M.
HALL, Caroline 11 Apr 1867 63 y4 5 mo 16 da Wife of J.S.
HALL, Lucretia 18 Dec 1861 59 yr 10 mo 18 da Wife of M.
HALL, Lou Glades 10 Aug 1880 5 mo 21 da
HALL, Ethel 12 May 1881 29 Sep 1881 Dau of W.P. & S.F.
HALL, James 25 Jan 1878 52 yr 11 mo 11 da (No stone found)
HARDIN, H. 1941 1959
HERR, Children of J. & M.
HOAGLAND, Diann L. (Smith) 1 Mar 1956 18 Aug 2010 (Wife of Harold Hoagland Jr.
HOUSTON, Donald W. 24 Oct 1901 15 Oct 2003
HOUSTON, Edith M. - (Obit) (10 Dec) 1898 (10 Apr) 1906 (Wife of Burgess R. Snodgrass - Wife of Donald W. Houston)
HOUSTON, Lucinda G. 28 Jun 1903 20 Feb 1948 Wife of Donald
HUBBS, Willis 13 Apr 1801 23 Dec 1880 79 yr Born in Tenn.
HUBBS, Elizabeth 11 Dec 1801 8 Jan 1870 68 yr 28 da
HUBBS, Frances 24 Jan 1869 1 yr 11 mo 18 da Dau of W. & E.
HUBBS, Willis 18 Feb 1863 2/7 mo 18 da Son of J. & R. Hubbs
HYMES, James C. 1837 1905 Father
HYMES, Rebecca A. 1851 1909 His Wife
HYMES, Mina 6 Apr 1858 16 Aug 1940
HYMES, Mrs. Jane 21 July 1878 42 yr (From Death Cert. - no stone found)
HYMES, Lemuel Lee 17 Apr 1887 16 Nov 1938 Father (Mr. Dalton's records show birth date as 1863)
HYMES, Otha G. Hogsett 6 Apr 1893/6 24 Jan 1968 Mother
HYMES, Lydia A. - (Obit) 23 Mar 1917 86 y4 20 da (Obit shows Mina Hymes was her daughter)
ICENOGLE, J. Otis 1880 1919 Husband
ICENOGLE, Hettie T. (DeWeese) (6 Oct) 1876 (9 Apr) 1919 Wife - Dau of J.P. & M.J. (Tremble) DeWeese
ICENOGLE, Elmer 1904 1930
ISAACS, John W. 1866 1936 Father
ISAACS, Cynthia J. 1868 1928 Mother
ISAACS, Henry H. 1891 1945 Father
ISAACS, Enna P. 1895 1929 Mother (First wife of Henry H.)
ISAACS, H. Hardin 1941 1959 Son of Henry H.
ISAACS, Hazel (Summers)- (Obit) 5 Dec 1901 6 Apr 1989 (Second wife of Henry H.)
KOFOED, Thomas J. 17 Apr 1921 19 Nov 2012 Marr. 17 Feb 1968
LANGE, J. Roland 26 Jul 1925 26 May 2006 (Married 17 Feb 1952)
LEPPER, Dale R. - (Obit) 18 Mar 1925 9 Jan 1990
LINDSEY, William 1872 1933
LINDSEY, Cora Lee - (Obit) 1886 (27 Feb) 1948
LINDSEY, Alice Louise 30 Dec 1917 30 Dec 1917 Dau of Wm. & Cora (From Death Cert. - no stone found)
LINDSEY, William Ellis 10 Sept 1915 1 Aug 1987
LITTLE, Leslie Regona 2 Oct 1903 2 mo 3 da (No stone found)
LYNN, Eli B. 8 Aug 1849 1 yr 6 mo 4 da
MARTIN, Clyde R. 1890 1957
MARTIN, Jean (Reid) 10 Apr 1925 16 Nov 2007 (Wife of Marvin L. Martin)
MARTIN, Myrtle M. (Swain) 28 Oct 1889 May 1968
MARTIN, James 21 Jan 1822 9 Jan 1917 Son of Charles
MARTIN, Mary 14 Dec 1839 4 Oct 1871/4 Wife
MARTIN, Rosaline 19 May 1819 19 May 1888 Wife
MARTIN, Sarah E. 7 Oct 1865 4 yr 11 mo 9 da Dau of N. & J.
MARTIN, Walter Lee 25 Sept 1871 3 July 1872
MCINTYRE, Benjamin 30 Jan 1868 70 yr
MCINTYRE, Matilda 23 Sept 1860 53 yr 5 mo Wife of Ben J.
MCINTYRE, Eliza A. 17 Aug 1851 11 yr 10 mo 20 da Dau of B. & M.
MCINTYRE, William 24 May 1830 30 Apr 1860 29 yr 11 mo 6 da
MCINTYRE, Mildred A. 30 Jan 1889 62 yr 1 mo 13 da Wife of W.
MCINTYRE, Charles S. 23 Oct 1858 Son of W. & M.
MCINTYRE, Henry J. 1 Dec 1858 6 mo 10 da Son of W. & M.
MCINTYRE, Hettie M. 26 Apr 1860 6 mo 7 da Dau of W. & M.
MCLAUGHIN, Elizabeth 7 Sept 1853 49 yr 1 mo 3 da Wife of David
MCLAUGHIN, Andrew P. 10 Sept 1852 10 yr 9 mo 25 da Son of D. & E.
MIER, Barbara 25 July 1869 25 yr Wife of Nicholas Mier
NALL, Albert C. 1888 1979 Pvt. U. S. Army WWI
NALL, Ida Irene - (Obit) 25 Sept 1895 1984
NEILL, Jane R. 26 Oct 1853 10 mo 2 da Dau of W. & S.
NEILL, Mary A. 5 Nov 1859 28 Yr 3 mo 4 Da Dau of W. & S.
PEARSON, Malinda J. 1862 1928
REISER, I. M. Frederika (Lange) 29 Jan 1865 25 yr 13 da Wife of L. Reiser
REISER, Ignac 28 Sept 1865 64 yr 7 mo 3 da
RIFE, Mabel Lizzie 28 Mar 1899 13 da (No stone found)
ROBERTS, _______ 1885 ____
ROBERTSON, W. Walter - (Obit) 1874 1952 Father
ROBERTSON, M. Ella (Robinson) - (Obit) (27 Nov) 1867 (July) 1942 Mother
ROBERTSON, Frank H. 1903 1975 Son
ROBERTSON, Genevra 1901 (27 Mar) 1915
ROBERTSON, Norval W. 1912 1971 Son
ROBERTSON, Rinda Elizbeth 1905 1911 Daughter
ROBINSON, Absalom 9 Apr 1846 19 yr 11 mo 11 da Son of J. & _
ROBINSON, Amelia 1825 6 mo Dau of J. & E.
ROBINSON, Caroline Wallbaum - (Obit) (19 Jan 1826) 15 Oct 1890 64 yr 8 mo 26 da Wife of William
ROBINSON, Children of J. & E. 2 Oct 1859
ROBINSON, Clyde Eugene 1926 11 mo
ROBINSON, Damon D. 1863 1914
ROBINSON, Delores V. (Coffin) 4 Jul 1926 16 Oct 2013 (w/o Leroy A. Robinson Sr.)
ROBINSON, Edgar E. - (Obit) 30 Jun 1894 9 Apr 1988
ROBINSON, Effie M. 8 Apr 1862 8 yr Adopted dau of J. & M.
ROBINSON, Elizabeth 3 July 1833 33 yr 8 mo 28 da Wife of J. Robinson
ROBINSON, Elizabeth M. (Foster) 1886 7 July 1977
ROBINSON, George W. 2 Oct 1885 31 yr 11 mo 10 da
ROBINSON, Howard L.- (Obit) (15 Sep) 1885 1965
ROBINSON, Ida M. (Boston) 1868 1949
ROBINSON, Isaac 30 Nov 1854 4 yr 6 mo 24 da Son of L.D. & __.
ROBINSON, Isaac 26 Dec 1854 58 yr
ROBINSON, Isaac 10 Sept 1849 1 yr 2 mo Son of I. & J.
ROBINSON, Jane 7 Feb 1863 Wife of Isaac
ROBINSON, Jennie D. 21 Sept 1877 23 yr 1 da Wife of G. W.
ROBINSON, Joel 20 Aug 1880 War of 1812 Co. Ohio Troops
ROBINSON, Joel H. 1 Sept 1852 10 mo 25 da Son of J. & E.
ROBINSON, Joel H. 1860 1947
ROBINSON, Jno. S. 30 Dec 1824 17 Oct 1859
ROBINSON, John S. M. C. (30 Dec 1824) 17 Oct 1859 34 yr 9 mo 17 da
ROBINSON, L. D. 13 Dec 1854 25 yr
ROBINSON, LeRoy A. 1881 1931 Father
ROBINSON, Malinda 16 Sept 1872 71 yr 7 mo 7 da Wife of Joel
ROBINSON, Mariah 1826 6 mo Dau of J. & E.
ROBINSON, Mary Holmes 1861 1947
ROBINSON, Mathilda K. - (Obit) 21 Apr 1889 14 Nov 1974 Mother
ROBINSON, Minnie (Foster) Swain 27 Jan 1891 4 Apr 1949
ROBINSON, Nancy E. 27 Feb 1833 5 da Dau of J. & E.
ROBINSON, Sidney A. ____ Son of __. Robinson
ROBINSON, Xantippe 12 May 1830 2 mo 26 da Dau of J. & E.
ROGERS, James Franklin 1877 1957 Husband
ROGERS, Minnie Farmer 1888 1950 Wife - Dau of John & Ida Moss Farmer
SAGE, Martha 12 Oct 1857 21 yr 1 mo 12 da Wife of E.S.
SAGE, Mary E. 3 Mar 1868 9 yr 5 mo Dau of E.S. & M.
SAGE, W. B. 1850 1930
SAGE, Mary E. (Hayes) - (Obit) 26 Jan 1849 11 Dec 1921
SAGE, William S. 8 Feb 1882 56 yr 5 mo 8 da
SAGE, Emily 30 Sept 1882 54 yr 10 mo 5 da Wife of W.S.
SAGE, Andrew J. 20 Dec 1858 3 yr 5 da Son of W.S. & E.
SAGE, Frances 24 Jan 1869 Dau of W.S. & E.
SAGE, George W. 1879 1894
SAGE, Sarah M. 10 July 1876 17 yr 7 mo 21 da Dau of W.S. & E.
SCHOLES, Beulah Francis 15 May 1912 8 Aug 1968
SCHUMACHER, F(rederick) 27 ____ 1882 36 yr 7 mo 21 da
SCHUMACHER, Infant Male 3 July 1878 2 mo 6 da (His son)
SHARP, Hezekiah B. 16 Feb 1862 33 yr 25 da
SMITH, Caroline H. Farmer 12 Apr 1874 Wife of C. Smith
SOUTHWOOD, Alice 1861 1937
SPEARS, Freeman Sutton (Obit) 29 Nov 1869 27 July 1930
SPEARS, Bertha Pieper 13 Jan 1871 11 July 1942
STAPLETON, Frances E. Robinson 28 Aug 1918 10 May 2003 Wife of Tim Stapleton
STARR, Irene Lenora 20 Aug 1898 3 mo 28 da (No stone found)
STEPHENSON, Frances B. (Farmer) 31 Jan 1924 4 Nov 2012 (W/o Wendell B. Stephenson Sr.)
STEPHENSON, Mary E. (Denham) 19 Sep 1949 30 Jun 2012 (w/o Wendell Stephenson Jr.)
STEPHENSON, Sally A. (Gleason) 5 Mar 1948 20 Sep 2006 (Wife of Wilton B. Stephenson)
STEPHENSON, Wendell B. Sr. 7 Oct 1921 13 Jul 2005 Married 15 Jul 1941
STEWART, Chester R. - (Obit) 25 June 1904 1 Sept 1997 (Marr. 22 Feb 1941)
STEWART, George W. 6 Nov 1858 4 yr 17 da Son of W.J. & M.
STEWART, Harold L. - (Obit) 27 Sept 1894 31 Mar 1984
STEWART, Helen (Swain) - (Obit) 28 Dec 1898 20 July 1986
STEWART, Ida 3 Oct 1870 2 yr 5 mo 21 da Dau of W.J. & M.
STEWART, Infant 21 Oct 1929 Son of Mr. & Mrs. H. Stewart
STEWART, Joseph B./S. 27 Oct 1874 22 yr 3 mo 23 da Son of W.J. & M.
STEWART, Leander J. 22 Aug 1865 2 Apr 1956
STEWART, Laura Ann 22 July 1871 28 Mar 1955
STEWART, M. Lorene - (Obit) 3 Jan 1902 18 Oct 1995
STEWART, Mary 26 Dec 1883 49 yr 10 mo Wife of W.J.
STEWART, Ollie Mae 24 Oct 1892 3 Feb 1950
STEWART, Richard 10 Jan 1879 4 yr 1 mo 4 da Son
STEWART, Robert 1876 1941
STEWART, Sarah J. 27 Apr 1864 1 mo
STEWART, Thelma G. (Pahlmann) 13 Mar 1913 9 Feb 2006 (Wife of Chester R. Stewart)
STEWART, William J. 31 Aug 1858 1 yr 8 mo 4 da
STEWART, William J. 1817 1904
STICE, William M. M.D. 16 June 1891 64 y4 6 mo 1 da
STICE, Susanah 1 Mar 1894 61 yr 3 mo 26 da
STICE, Jane A. 11 Dec 1861 10 mo 27 da Dau of Wm. & S.
STICE, Nancy J. 16 Aug 1851 11 mo 5 da Dau of Wm. & S.
STOCKTON, Jeff 1869 1957
STOCKTON, M. Anna 1872 1944
STOUT, Mrs. Eliza 1 Aug 1880 64 y4 (From death cert.)
STOUT, Jonathan 27 Oct 1878 65 yr 6 mo (From death cert.)
STRUBBE, Darrell A. 3 Jan 1935 3 Jun 2010 (Marr. 31 Jan 1975)
SURRATT, William Oliver Sr. - (Obit) 17 Nov 1904 29 June 1991
SURRATT, Elizabeth Lavinia (Spears) - (Obit) 13 June 1902 17 May 1987
SWAIN, Charles Wesley 20 Jan 1862 18 June 1931 Father
SWAIN, Mary E. (Standerford) 25 July 1863 3 Jan 1930 Mother
SWAIN, Ethel Linda 10 May 1892 12 Oct 1912
SWAIN, Irene Barnes 21 Sep 1921 15 Sep 2002
SWAIN, John Thomas 6 Nov 1887 15 Mar 1919
SWAIN, Kenneth Foster - (Obit) 26 Nov 1913 20 Nov 1997
THOMPSON, Jane 29 May 1863 73 yr 9 mo Wife of George W.
THOMPSON, William M. Apr 1820 15 July 1906
THOMPSON, Matilda 23 Mar 1889 67 yr 4 mo 4 da Wife of Wm. M.
THOMPSON, Joel R. 29 Aug 1850 1 mo 4 da Son of W. & M.
THOMPSON, Elizabeth J. 18 Jan 1852 2 mo 18 da Dau of W. & M.
TWYFORD, Patricia A. Suttles 6 Mar 1932 11 May 2004 Wife of Ray H. Twyford
TWYFORD, Ray H. 12 Apr 1929 3 Nov 2003 Married 24 Jun 1950
TWYFORD, Robert 1922
TWYFORD, Sallie P. 1899
TWYFORD, William H. 1892 1962
UNKNOWN, Frankey 13 Aug 1874/9 2 mo 12 da (May be Braker child - no last name)
UNKNOWN, Ernest 15 Aug 1880/2 4 mo 12 da (May be Braker child - no last name)
Illegible Stone
WALLBAUM, Fred 1844 1926 Father
WALLBAUM, Barbara Reiser 1843 1932 Mother
WILLIAMS, H. Milton 21 Aug 1881 28 Feb 1930
WILLIAMS, Mary L. (Gray) - (Obit) 8 Dec 1880 7 Aug 1977
WILLIAMS, Jude A. 21 Mar 1910 16 Feb 1922 Son of Milton & Mary (Gray) Williams
WILLIAMS, Mary C. 6 Dec 1921 9 Jan 1923
WILLIAMS, Robert Henry 1 Mar 1925 28 Apr 2010 (Marr. 1 Sep 1945)

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