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.Calvery Cemetery.
Originally Our Lady of Lourdes - Catholic
City of Marinette
Brown County
, Wisconsin - until 1851
Oconto County, Wisconsin - until 1880
Marinette County
, Wisconsin - Present
researched and contributed by Pat Drees

(Editor's note: The area of the cemetery was visited regularly to service settlers and Native Americans by Revs. John C. Perodin, then pastor at Fond du Lac, Father Bonduel of Green Bay and B. De Goey of Duck Creek,  as early as 1848, although burials were known to have taken place earlier.  A small church was first built near to the cemetery under the direction of Rev. A. M. Jos. Mazeaud in 1865 as the first Catholic Parish in Marinette. Over the years, the congregation was under a long series of short-term pastors. Starting in 1889 and going through 1892, the French members of the congregation withdrew to begin their own parish in Marinette, followed four years later by the Polish members of the congregation, leaving a greatly diminished number of families to support the parish, rectory, church building, large elementary and regional high schools, and convent for the teaching sisters of Notre Dame. The parish was incorporated into St. Mary's for a time and re-established later, again as Our Lady of Lourdes. Source "The Catholic Church in Wisconsin" published October 6, 1896.)


MARINETTE COUNTY
CITY OF MARINETTE
CALVERY CEMETERY
- OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Calvary cemetery,  is located on Pierce Avenue in the City of Marinette.  It is between Cleveland and University Avenues about a quarter of a mile south of Woodlawn Cemetery.    The Cemetery was established by the old Our Lady of Lourdes Congregation.    Title later passed to the Marinette Catholic Central High School, when the new Our Lady of Lourdes was created.    The school had insufficient funds to maintain the cemetery, and the cemetery deteriorated.

In 1980, the Marinette Cemetery Board contacted the Green Bay diocese, regarding this unfortunate situation. A proposal was drawn up to allow the Marinette Board to accept responsibility to provide maintenance to the cemetery.  This did not allow for the prevention of the deterioration of the markers, and age and weatherization soon got the best of these memorials.    The cemetery was in such poor condition that it was impossible to determine the exact location of all markers to the proper grave. Therefore the markers and the graves may no longer match.

Records state that Calvary did not open until 1 September 1891. However, burials are recorded as far back as 1881 (
History of the area has burials going back at least to the 1840's).  The last burials occurred in the 1920's.

As new cemeteries opened families had loved ones transferred. Records were not kept of the number of who was transferred;  the records that are available list some persons in two or three different burial grounds.    It is thought that the last property purchased is the final resting place.   In some of these cases, old markers were cast aside and new memorial purchased to conform to the rules and regulations governing the new site.
SOURCE: Valerie Watson, Forest Home Cemetery

MARINETTE COUNTY
CITY OF MARINETTE      
CALVARY CEMETERY 
AVER 1
BERK 3
BORST 1
BUNTER 1
CANNON 2
CLEMENT 1
CONERTON 1
EARLY 2
GEARTTS 3
GOODFELLOW 1
GRIGNON 1
HATTENBERGER    2
KALLAS 3
KELLY 2
KEUL 3
KONYN 1
KNOPP 3
KOTHEN 2
LAUERMAN 1
LEZOTTE 3
MCGUIRE 3
NERSCHBACH 2
SCHUCHART 2
WHELITHAN 3
WIEDERHOLD 2
WIEGERS 1
WOOD 2
YUENGER 1

Calvery Cemetery - Our Lady of Lourdes
1 FRONT
EDWARD F.  /son of /J.A.J. & A. LAUERMAN /died /SEP.8,1894 /aged /8 Ms 6Ds
RIGHT
Amelia /Wife of /J.A.J. LAUERMAN /Died /MAR 19,1894 /aged / 21 Ys 4Ms /16Ds
LEFT
Oscare /Son of /J.A.J. & A. /LAUERMAN /Died /MAR 9, 1893

2 FRONT
Myrtle E. /Dau of  (?) /CONERTON /Died /Mar. 4, 1892 /aged /7 years /(bottom illegible)
RIGHT
Francis J. /CONERTON /Born /Apr. 10,  1894 /Died Apr. 29 189(4)

3. FRONT
Johann /AVER   /Gest Den /21 Mai 1892 /Alter /55 Jahre/ BACK
Rosa BUNTER /Gattin von /J. AVER /Gest. Den /2 July 1904 /Alter   /73 Jahre

4. FRONT
Wilhelmina /Gattin von / F.   .S. WIEGERS /Geb. den /18 Feb. 1847 /GEST DEN /7 APR 1895 /(bottom illegible)
RIGHT
Anna /toch. von /F. S. & W. WIEGERS /geb den /24 APR 1881 /Geb. den /18 Marz 1891  (bottom illegible)

5. GOODFELLOW

6. Ella B./Beloved Wife of /A.D. GRIGNON /born /Jan.  14, 1876
Died /Aug.  16,  1896 /aged /20 yrs. 7 mos. /She died as she lived loving /and forgiving. /GRIGNON

7.          1
         2     3
(stone 1) YUENGER
(stone 2) Father /CLEMENT /1840-1896 (stone 3)    Mother /Anna Mary /1848-1915

8. Peter /BORST /Born at Obdan /North Holland /Died /at
Marinette /Feb. 1,  1898 /Aged /24 Years /BORST

9. John /KONYN /Born /in North Holland /1845 /DIED /JULY 11,
1894 /Aged /49 Years

10.          1  
     2    3      4      5
(stone    1)    NERSCHBACH            
(stone    2)    Father /1837-1915
(stone    3)    Mother /1836-1903
(stone    4)    Acratha /NERSCHBACH /1897-1897
(stone    5)    Mary /1872-1880

11. FRONT
Agnes /Dau. of /J.A.J.&. M. CANNON /Died /Oct. 17. 1892. /Aged /13 years /(bottom illegible)
LEFT
Mother /Mary /Wife of /J. A. CANNON /Died /July 5. 1802 /rest in peace

12. Hier Ruhet In Frieden /Maria /Gattin von /S. WIEDERHOLD
/geb. den /9.Jan.  1836 /gest. den /3. Dec.  1895 /Du ginst dem Tode /frei entgegen Zum /Himmel wor dein /letzer Blick /Da lohnet dich des /Veters segen /Dort bluht dir des /Weges Gluck /WIEDERHOLD

13 FRONT
Margaretha /gattin von /E. SCHUCHART / gest den /26 Jan 1893 /alter /59 jahrl  /SCHUCHART
LEFT SIDE
Edmund /SCHUCHART geb. den /2 Dec 1830 /gest den /9 Jan 1894

14 Abner R. /born Apr. 29,1886 /died /Aug. 28,  1895 DeForest M. /born /Mar.26,  1890 /died July 7,  1890 Children of A. R. & M. A. EARLEY

15 WOOD

16 John /HATTENBERGER /born Nov. 17, 1861 /died /Jan 9 1893

17 Jacob /HATTENBERGER /died /Feb. 18,1897 /aged /77 years
/HATTENBERGER

18 In memory of /Frank /KOTHEN /died /Feb. 16 1896 /aged
/56 years /May his soul rest in peace. Amen. /KOTHEN

19 Louis Francis /KELLY /born /July 6,1888 /died June 24, 1896
/A light from our household is gone. /A voice we loved is stilled /A place is vacant in our hearts.  /That never can be filled.

The following stones are scattered through the woods.    Many are broken or in poor condition.

20 Mary KNOPP /1883 - 1900

21 Peter KNOPP /1881 -1918

22 DeForest M. /Born 1890 /Died   /July 7,  1890 (This stone
contains the same information as 14 entry 2 and they most likely belong together)

23 FRONT
Margaret /Wife of /Charles MCGUIRE /1858 -1898
James MCGUIRE /1889-1909
RIGHT SIDE Terance /MCGUIRE /1814-1900

24 WHELIHAN

25 In Memory of /Edward LEZOTTE /Died June 3,1897
/Aged 28 yrs /At Rest /LEZOTTE

26 James- WHELIHAN   /born   /May 7 1860 /At Hawkesbury, Canada
/Died /May 5,  1897

27 William /GEARTTS Aug 2,  1815/ Mar.  28,  1895

28 Anna (possibly GEARTTS)

29 -melia (possibly GEARTTS)  (stone on ground)

30 Hier ruht in gott/ Sophie /KALLAS /geboren 14 Mai 1877
/gestboren 16 Jan. 1901 R. I. P.

31 Anna BERK

32 Peter /Died May 5, 1897 /Aged 53yrs.
/Closed are thy eyes. /From the world of pain. /But we trust in God /to meet thee again.

33 Michael J. KEUL /Died /Apr. 20 ,  1911 /Aged /19 yrs 7m's 3
days

34 — &   E. A. /L. A.

35 Michael J. /KEUL /Died /May 16,  1911 /aged
/49 yrs. 7 mos.  3 dys

36 Mary A. /KEUL /Wife of M. KEUL /Died /May 16,  1898 /aged
/35yrs. 6 mos. 10 days /She crossed the troubled river /that lies twixt and heaven /Father let they grace be given /That we may meet in heaven


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