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Afolkey Cemetery, Dakota
Babbs Grove Cemetery, Pearl City
Baileyville Baptist Cemetery, unknown
Basswood Cemetery, Orangeville
Bellview Cemetery, Orangeville
Bethel Cemetery, Unknown
Bethlehem Cemetery, Davis
Blackhawk Monument Cemetery, Unknown
Blair Cemetery, Kent
Brick Church Cemetery, Orangeville
Cedarville Cemetery, Orangeville
Cedarville School House Cemetery (historical), Unknown
Chapel Hill Cemetery, Freeport West
Christian Hollow Cemetery, Lena
County Home Cemetery, Freeport West
Cranes Grove Cemetery, Forreston North
Crossroads Cemetery, Lena
Dakota Cemetery, Dakota
Davis Cemetery, Davis
Ebenezer Cemetery (picture)
Eilert Cemetery, Unknown
Eldorado Cemetery, Dakota
Eleroy Cemetery, Pearl City
Ellis Van Brocklin Cemetery, Freeport West
Evergreen Cemetery, Unknown
Felts Cemetery, Davis
Frankeburger Cemetery, Davis
Freeport City Cemetery, Freeport West
Freeport Mennonite Cemetery, Freeport East
Gallows Hill Cemetery, Unknown
Grace Methodist Evangelical Cemetery, Pearl City
Grandview Cemetery, Freeport West
Grisby Cemetery, Pearl City
Gunds Cemetery, Freeport East
Harlem Center Cemetery, Freeport West
Hart Cemetery, Freeport West
Hathaway Cemetery, Unknown
Hawkins Cemetery, Unknown
Hershey School Cemetery, Unknown
Hickory Grove Cemetery, Unknown
Highland Cemetery, Pearl City
Holly Grove Cemetery, Warren
Howardsville Cemetery, Warren
Indian Burial Grounds, Unknown
Irish Grove Cemetery, Davis
Jerusalem Cemetery, Unknown
Cemetery, Kent (offsite link, Tombstone Project)
Kent United Baptist Cemetery, Kent
Lancaster Cemetery, Freeport East
Lane Evangelical United Baptist Cemetery, Shannon
Lena Cemetery, Pearl City
Liebhart Cemetery, Pearl City
Louisa Cemetery, Lena
Lutheran Cemetery, Unknown
Manny Cemetery, Lena
Martin Cemetery, Freeport West
Mennonite Cemetery, Freeport East
Mount Carmel Evangelical United Baptist Cemetery, Unknown
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Orangeville
Oakland Freeport Cemetery, Freeport West
Old Zion Church Cemetery, Unknown
Oneco Cemetery, Orangeville
Orangeville Cemetery, Orangeville
Pearl City Cemetery, Pearl City
Pioneers Cemetery, Davis
Preston Cemetery, Unknown
Reed and Thomas Milburn Cemetery
Rice School Cemetery, Unknown
Richland Cemetery, Orangeville
Richland Center Cemetery, Orangeville
Richland Salem Lutheran Cemetery, Orangeville
Ridgeway Cemetery, Unknown
Ridott Center Cemetery, German Valley
Rock City Cemetery, Davis
Sabin Cemetery, Boone Branch
Saint James Cemetery, Orangeville
Saint John's Lutheran Cemetery, Unknown
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Freeport East
Saint Joseph Cemetery, Lena
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Freeport West
Saint Mary's Cemetery, Pearl City
Saint Paul Cemetery, Davis
Saint Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Kent
Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Loran
Schudt Cemetery, Unknown
Seth Scott Farm Burials, Unknown
Shippy Salem Cemetery, Orangeville
Silent Hill Cemetery, Orangeville
Silver Creek Cemetery, German Valley
Silver Spring Cemetery, Freeport East
Smallwood Cemetery, Unknown
Spring Valley Cemetery
State Line Cemetery, Brodhead West
State Road Cemetery, Freeport East
Stone Church Cemetery, Loran
Timms Grove Cemetery, Unknown
Union Cemetery, Dakota
Waddams Grove Cemetery, Warren
Wagner Cemetery, Ridott
Waite Cemetery, Lena
Winneshiek Cemetery, Unknown
Winslow Cemetery, Lena
Woodruff Cemetery (historical), Unknown
Yellow Creek Brethren Cemetery, Pearl City
Zion Cemetery, Orangeville
Source: USGS GNIS
The following list of cemeteries is courtesy of the Stephenson County Genealogical Society.
Cemetery inscriptions are included in the following "Volumes of Inscriptions".
Contact: Robin Pardus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Hollow, Winslow Twp.
Winslow/Rock Lily, Winslow Twp.
Basswood, Oneco Twp.
Mt. Pleasant/Van Matre, Oneco Twp.
Oneco, Oneco Twp.
Orangeville, Oneco Twp.
Eldorado, Oneco Twp.
Fairfield, Oneco Twp.
Waddams Grove, West Point Twp.
Crossroads/Salem, West Point Twp.
Louisa, West Point Twp.
St. Joseph/Lena, West Point Twp.
Holly Grove, West Point Twp.
Robey/Wait, Waddams Twp.
Manny, Waddams Twp.
Silent Hill, Waddams Twp.
Brick Church/McConnell Salem Lutheran, Waddams Twp.
Salem Center, Waddams Twp.
St. James, Waddams Twp.
Richland Salem/Evangelical Lutheran, Waddams Twp.
Richland Center/Jerusalem, Buckeye Twp.
Bellview, Buckeye Twp.
Old Zion, Buckeye Twp.
Afolkey, Buckeye Twp.
Lena Memorial Park - on file at the Lena Public Library. Cedarville Cemetery inscriptions - on file at the Freeport Public Library.
Eleroy, Erin Twp.
Greenwood/Grigsby, Erin Twp.
Salem Evangelical & Reformed/UCC, Erin Twp.
Ebenezer Evangelical & Reformed/UCC/Stone Church (photo), Jefferson Twp.
Loran Evangelical/Methodist Evangelical, Jefferson Twp.
Salem Evangelical Reformed/UCC/Loran (photo), Jefferson Twp.
Blackhawk Monument, Kent Twp.
Blair/Ward's Grove, Jo Daviess Co.
Kent Lutheran/St. Paul's Lutheran, Kent Twp.
Kent United Brethren/Old Liberal, Kent Twp.
St. Mary's/New Dublin, Kent Twp.
Yellow Creek Union/Dunkard/Yellow Creek Brethren, Kent Twp.
Babb's Grove, Loran Twp.
Grace M.E./German Methodist Evangelical, Loran Twp.
Highland, Loran Twp.
Liebhardt/Union, Loran Twp.
Zion Evangelical United Brethren/Sabin, Loran Twp.
*Hershey School, Loran Twp.
*Moses Grigsby, Loran Twp.
*Inscriptions provided by individuals who had the information. Both cemeteries are abandoned.
Ellis/Van Brocklin, Florence Twp.
Hart, Florence Twp.
Lane Evangelical United Brethren/Florence, Florence Twp.
Calvary/St. Mary's, Harlem Twp.
Harlem Center/Smallwood, Harlem Twp.
Martin/Shiloh, Harlem Twp.
Crane's Grove/Scott's, Silver Creek Twp.
Didden's/Prairie Hill, Silver Creek Twp.
Gund, Silver Creek Twp.
St. Joseph's Catholic, Silver Creek Twp.
Stephenson County Home, Silver Creek Twp.
Ridott Center/Schleich, Ridott Twp.
Ridott Christian Reform/Holland, Ridott Twp.
Ridott, Ridott Twp.
Silver Creek Reform/German Valley, Ridott Twp.
State Road, Ridott Twp.
Wagner/Ferwell, Ridott Twp..
Records for Oakland Cemetery and Chapel Hill Cemetery (Chapel Hill Memorial Park, 2514 IL 26 South, Freeport, IL 61032, 815-235-2167) are on file at their respective offices. Freeport City Cemetery (City Cemetery, 902-959 W. Lincoln Blvd., Freeport, IL 61032, 815-232-5416) - on file at the Freeport Public Library.
Dakota, Dakota Twp.
Grandview/Evangelical Society of Lancaster, Lancaster Twp.
Freeport Mennonite, Lancaster Twp.
Lancaster, Lancaster Twp.
Silver Springs/Young's, Lancaster Twp.
Davis, Rock Run Twp.
Brubaker/Rowe/Berlin, Rock Run Twp.
Eilert/Rock City, Rock Run Twp.
Pioneer/Vietmeier, Rock Run Twp.
St. Paul/Epplyanna, Rock Run Twp.
St. Patrick/Irish Grove, Rock Run Twp.
Bethelhem/Eggert, Rock Grove Twp.
Felts/Hagent School, Rock Grove Twp.
Frankenburger/Beim Chapel, Rock Grove Twp.
Rock Grove Union, Rock Grove Twp.
State Line Lutheran/Trinity Lutheran, Rock Grove Twp.
Sam Brown found this info at the LDS FHC in the Family History Library Catalog.
(Each Volume contains cemeteries in certain townships)
Vol. 1 - Winslow, Oneco, West Point, Waddams Grove and Buckeye townships:
(5 fiches) # 6017128
Vol. 2 - Erin, Jefferson, Kent and Loran townships:
(4 fiches) # 6050648
Vol. 3 - Florence, Harlem, Silver Creek and Ridott townships:
(5 fiches) # 6050649
Vol. 4 - Dakota, Lancaster, Rock Run and Rock Grove townships:
(4 fiches) # 6050650
Vol. 5 - Freeport City Cemetery:
on microfilm # 1698056, item # 6
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Cramer Funeral Home, 200 W. High, Orangeville, IL, 815-789-4411
Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 115 S. West, Dakota, IL, 815-449-2213
Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, 217 Main, Chadwick, IL, 815-684-5185
Furlong Funeral Chapel, 227 N. Main St., Galena, IL, 815-777-9122
Genandt Funeral Home, 145 Church, German Valley, IL, 815-362-2441
Haudenshield Funeral Home, 185 Wisconsin Ave., East Dubuque, IL, 815-747-2623
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Law-Jones Funeral Home's Inc., 107 S. Main, Elizabeth, IL, 800-525-2264
Leamon's, 208 Main, Lena, IL, 815-369-4512
McCorkle Funeral Home, 101 W. Main, Durand, IL, 815-248-2200, or 203 W. 5th, Pecatonica, IL, 815-239-2105
Miller's Funeral Home, 1185 US 35 North, East Dubuque, IL, 815-747-3194
Offenheiser-Schwarz Funeral Home, 220 N. Main, Pearl City, IL, 815-443-2212
Russell-Frank Funeral Home, 111 N. High, Lanark, IL, 815-493-6363
Schwarz Funeral Home, 816 S. Galena Ave., Freeport, IL 61032, 815-235-7371
Steinke Funeral Home, 316 S. Railroad, Scales Mound, IL, 815-845-2218, 815-777-9000
Walker Mortuary Ltd., 321 W. Main, Freeport, IL 61032, 815-232-2136
Listing of Stephenson County Cemeteries - Illinois State Genealogical Society
USGS GNIS Stephenson County Cemeteries Query Results