LUKEN CEMETERY
aka
BETHLEHEM CEMETERY

SW 1/4 of NW 1/4 Section 9, Twp 14N, Range 8W
   

   

A very well maintained rural cemetery, located about six miles north and east of Franklin, Morgan County, Illinois. This cemetery is situated on a high knoll about one quarter of a mile north of the main blacktop highway. The cemetery can be reached by driving east on State Aid Highway 5 (Loami Blacktop) or west from the Waverly-New Berlin Blacktop. A lane leads to the cemetery which is about one-eighth of a mile north of Highway 21. A row of tall evergreen trees make the cemetery easy to find even when the tombstones are hidden behind growing crops in the field between the cemetery and the road. The cemetery is in excellent condition and all tombstones are standing. The cemetery is best known as Luken cemetery, but is also properly called Bethlehem Cemetery - death certificates of persons buried here use both names.
Name Born Died Age Additional Info/Inscription
ACHENBACH, C. 26 Apr 1861 19 Sep 1889 Their Aunt
BASSE, Anna K. 29 Oct 1904 25 Mar 1983
BASSE, Elizabeth K. 8 Aug 1888 1 May 1968
BASSE, Fred J. 23 Feb 1900 5 Sep 1979
BASSE, George 31 Oct 1859 28 Sep 1948
BASSE, George Casper 13 Jan 1878 25 Sep 1888 Son of George & Sarah Basse
BASSE, Katherine R. 30 Jan 1878 7 Jun 1967
BASSE, Marilyn J. 14 Jun 1927 3 Oct 1995
BASSE, Sarah K. 21 May 1857 12 Mar 1900
BASSE, Son 19 Jul 1885
BASSE, William J. 5 Dec 1890 30 Jan 1892 Son of George & Sarah Basse
BROWN, Emma F. 28 Dec 1878 4 Aug 1970
BROWN, Helen M. 1 Jun 1936 25 Dec 1991
BROWN, John A. 3 Jun 1874 13 May 1958
BROWN, Mary A. 1 Oct 1900 18 Aug 1986
BROWN, Walter A. 4 Aug 1900 18 Feb 1982
COPLEY, Carolyn R. 3 May 1944 20 Feb 2001
COPLEY, Edward E. 23 Jan 1944
DICKMANN, Catharine E. 18 Jan 1841 4 May 1873 32y3m16d Wife of Casper H. Dickmann
DUEWER, Anna Friederike 7 Dec 1836 6 May 1906
DUEWER, Anna Wilhelmina 4 Jan 1868 17 Jul 1868
DUEWER, Anna Wilhelmina 3 Feb 1873 3 Jan 1888
DUEWER, Arnolda N. 15 Nov 2007 70y
DUEWER, August 3 May 1858 8 Feb 1926
DUEWER, August Heinrich 3 Apr 1877 2 Jan 1888
DUEWER, August Johann Casper 26 Feb 1883 29 Dec 1887 Son of Wilhelm & Christina Duewer
DUEWER, Casper F. 1913 1971
DUEWER, Catherine W. 20 May 1865 24 Nov 1940
DUEWER, Charlotte (Sotmann) 7 Feb 1843 18 Feb 1911 Wife of Wilhelm
DUEWER, Christine K. 18 Jul 1905 26 May 1975 Wife
DUEWER, Clara 1899 1992 (Married 19 Oct 1893 @ New Berlin)
DUEWER, Edward 24 Sep 1886 25 Dec 1923 Son of August Duewer
DUEWER, Ethel Lee 1910
DUEWER, Evelyn (Winkelman) 14 Dec 1927 30 May 1989
DUEWER, Heinrich Friederich 13 Feb 1875 2 Jan 1888
DUEWER, Henry 25 Jul 1837 8 Sep 1908
DUEWER, Henry Casper 4 May 1869 16 Feb 1955
DUEWER, Henry W. 5 Jan 1872 3 Feb 1878
DUEWER, Infant 1907 1907 Son of W.H. & K.L. Duewer
DUEWER, James R. 13 Dec 1918 9 Mar 1990 U.S.A.F. WWII Korea (Marr. 25 Aug 1945)
DUEWER, Katherine A. (Eckhardt) 1873 1965
DUEWER, Katherine Lena (Schafer) 21 Dec 1867 3 Mar 1932 (Married 5 Feb 1895)
DUEWER, Lena L. 28 Aug 1886 26 Nov 1962
DUEWER, Leona 12 Sep 1911
DUEWER, Marvin J. 13 Sep 1927 15 Apr 1992
DUEWER, Mollie Luken 1884 1967
DUEWER, Sarah Katharina W. 12 Oct 1880 23 Dec 1887
DUEWER, Theresa 1941
DUEWER, Thomas R. 10 Feb 1953 31 Jan 2009 Marr. 30 Dec 1978
DUEWER, Verna (Torrance) (9 Jul) 1922 (8 Apr) 2007 (Wife of James Richard Duewer)
DUEWER, Wilhelm H. 26 Apr 1871 10 Jul 1899 Son of Wm. & C. Duewer
DUEWER, Wilhelm 6 Aug 1839 12 May 1913
DUEWER, William A. 12 Apr 1906 1 Aug 1998 Husband
DUEWER, William H. 1944 1980
DUEWER, William Henry 16 Apr 1867 28 Jun 1947
FELTER, Margaret L. 1910 1994
FELTER, William P. 1891 1967
GERHARDT, David 1877 1968
GERHARDT, Fred 1902 1981
GERHARDT, Gottlieb 1866 1929
GERHARDT, Katie C. (Luken) 1873 1938
GERHARDT, Rose (Luken) 7 May 1882 1951 Dau of Henry C. & Mollie Blecher Luken
HAGEN, Charles 21 Apr 1843 5 Jan 1926 Father
HAGEN, Elizabeth H. 12 Feb 1849 12 Feb 1925 Mother
HAGEN, Lizzie 3 Feb 1880 Dau of C. & L. Hagen
HANNER, Earl H. 15 Apr 1889 2 Jul 1951
HANNER, Ida K. 1882 1954
HEWITT, Lloyd H. 21 Feb 1921 17 May 1975 "Bud"
HORN, Florence A. 22 Aug 1911 15 Nov 1997
HORN, George 1877 1959
HORN, Minnie 1878 Apr 1931
HORN, Otto F. 30 Apr 1916 28 Feb 1945 Ill. PFC 20 Inf. WWII;Son George & Minnie Horn
KING, Florence A. (Duewer) 1908 1994
KING, Russell W. 25 Mar 1903 4 Apr 1996
KLOPPE, Anna 16 Apr 1886 19 Mar 1979
KLOPPE, Catharina W. 9 Nov 1842 13 Sep 1927 Mother
KLOPPE, Fred 5 Dec 1874 14 Apr 1953
KLOPPE, Fred H. 17 Sep 1902 19 Feb 1909
KLOPPE, Frich. Aug. 17 Apr 1873 23 Jul 1873
KLOPPE, Heinrich J. 7 Sep 1833 11 Dec 1913 Father
KLOPPE, Jean Sturm 1 Jul 1927 27 Nov 2007 (Wife of Louis H. Kloppe)
KLOPPE, John F. 25 Feb 1868 11 Aug 1960 Father
KLOPPE, Lottie 10 Feb 1874 15 Mar 1956 Mother
KLOPPE, Louis Henry 14 May 1921 10 Jan 1997 (Married 22 Jul 1951)
KLOPPE, Louise 1893 1966
KLOPPE, Marguerite 2 Jun 1912 8 Mar 1995
KLOPPE, Sarah 8 Jul 1874 31 Aug 1927
KLOPPE, William 1885 1952
KOMNICK, Albert G. 7 Sep 1898 17 Nov 1963
KOMNICK, Florence S. 8 Dec 1897 23 Mar 1979 (Married  6 Feb 1923)
KOMNICK, Kathleen P. Holloway 15 Mar 1956 11 Jul 1994 Marr. Michael Dale Komnick 20 Apr 1991
KRUEGER, Alma J. 30 Oct 1908 26 Oct 2000
KRUEGER, William F. 13 Feb 1906 16 Mar 1977
LANGFIELD, Ivorine Ludwig 19 Jun 1904 2 Dec 1974
LONG, E. Lorraine 25 Dec 1928 3 Feb 1970 Mother
LONG, Raymond G. 20 Jul 1926
LUDWIG, Dora Niehaus 20 May 1885 14 Apr 1971
LUDWIG, John H. 1867 1939
LUKEMAN, Henry 15 Jul 1884 63y
LUKEN, Audrey L. Braner 7 Feb 1926 Wife of James L. Luken
LUKEN, Casper A. 26 Dec 1882 18 Aug 1936 Father
LUKEN, Casper R. 3 Nov 1842 19 Dec 1904
LUKEN, Catharine W. 24 Oct 1834 7 Oct 1872 Wife of Casper R. Luken
LUKEN, Clara Horn 27 Aug 1893 20 Oct 1974
LUKEN, Friedrich Wilhelm 30 Aug 1880 13 Jan 1899 18y4m13d Son of C. & J. Luken
LUKEN, George W. 1889 1969
LUKEN, Heinrich A. 29 Sep 1816 24 Jan 1886 69y3m25d
LUKEN, Henrich Wilhelm 7 Dec 1876 18 Dec 1887 11y5m11d
LUKEN, Infant 19 Feb 1871 19 Feb 1871 Son of C. & C. Luken
LUKEN, Infant Son 7 Oct 1872
LUKEN, James L. 31 May 1925 31 May 1925 Son of Otto & Clara Luken; Marr. 26 Sep 1948
LUKEN, Johanna C. (Mollenbrock) 2 Mar 1849 29 Dec 1910 Wife of Casper R. Luken
LUKEN, Louise Caroline A. 21 Dec 1813 10 May 1879 65y4m20d Wife of Heinrich A. Luken
LUKEN, Lydia E. 27 Apr 1885 5 Mar 1937 Mother
LUKEN, Mary L. 1885 1961
LUKEN, Otto 30 Jan 1921 18 Feb 1923 1y19d Son of Otis & ?? (Horn) Luken
LUKEN, Otto H. 19 Oct 1891 14 Apr 1975
LUKEN, Raymond 1922 1923
MEYER, August 17 Dec 1836 30 May 1913
MEYER, J. Heinrich 22 Mar 1867 13 Jun 1877
MEYER, Wilhelmina (Bourn) 14 Jan 1843 19 Jan 1925 His Wife (Wife of August Meyer)
NIEHAUS, August A. 1835 1911
NIEHAUS, C. Wilhelmine 1842 1890
NIEHAUS, Louisa 30 Dec 1867 20 Nov 1883 Dau of A. & M. Niehaus
NIEHAUS, Katarine S. 21 May 1874 24 Mar 1877
NIEHAUS, Mary L. 23 Jan 1862 25 Oct 1870 Dau of A. & M. Niehaus
NOLAN, Kay K. Hewitt 28 Apr 1945 19 Aug 1987
PLUMPE, Catharine Elizabeth 17 Aug 1878 16 Mar 1890 Dau of Friedrich & Louise Plumpe
PLUMPE, Fritz 30 Aug 1886 52y4m15d
PLUMPE, Louise 1840 1917
STALEY, Carrie J. 27 Jun 1893 29 Jul 1963
STOFFEY, Unknown
STORK, Louise 22 Dec 1825 23 Dec 1908
STUMPE, Anna M. 25 Aug 1812 2 Aug 1883
STUMPE, Henry J. 3 Jan 1813 26 Feb 1900
TORBECK, Victor Otto Wm. 12 May 1914 5 Jul 2004 Married 25 Sep 1960
WITTENBURG, Katherine 1900 1962
WITTENBURG, Louis 1899 1960
ZIEGLER, Paul F. 1878 1913

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