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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

Clay Cemetery

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

Kent Lutheran 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 (picture)

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

Stockton Cemetery

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


The following list of cemeteries is courtesy of the Stephenson County Genealogical Society.

Cemetery inscriptions are included in the following "Volumes of Inscriptions".


Waddams Township

Contact: Robin Pardus,


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

Area Funeral Homes

Allen-Woodin Funeral Home, Milledgville, IL, 815-225-7154, 815-626-0470

Bartell Funeral Home, 519 Tisdell Ave., Warren, IL, 815-745-2114

Benson-Brown-Seidel Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon, Polo, IL, 815-946-2402

Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home's Ltd., W. Galena & N. Walnut Ave., Freeport, IL 61032, 815-233-0613, or 203 3rd Ave., Forreston, IL, 815-938-2470

Countryman Kenneth L. Funeral Home, 529 Washington, Pecatonica, IL, 815-239-1234

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

Hermann Funeral Home, 249 N. Park, Stockton, IL, 815-947-3355, or 37 E. Market, Shannon, IL 61078, 815-864-2441, 815-864-2381, or Illinois Route 73 South, Pearl City, IL, 815-443-2246

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


Website Last Updated August 8, 2006

Stephenson County Coordinator: D. Joshua Taylor;

 Former County Coordinators: 2003-2005, Deb Haines; 2001-2003, Katherine K. Hebenstreit; 1996-2000, Julie Wirgau.

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