Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI


PGS Cemetery Group

updated 28 Feb 2013


The PGS began our Cemetery Group in 2008 with Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  We did a transcription and took digital photos of all the stones and mausoleum.  Since then, we have branched out with the goal of taking pictures of all the stones in all the cemeteries in Door County!  It won't happen overnight but every cemetery we complete is on the way to the end of our goal!  We've found out that it is lots of work (cleaning stones especially) but worth every bit of it when someone sends us an e-mail to thank us for making the picture of their relative available to them.

 

This Page will have the most recent of our projects at the top but we hope you will check the whole page out to see all the great fun we have been having! You are welcome to participate too!  Send any digital pictures of stones to us at pengensoc@yahoo.com and we'll include them on our website!

CLICK ON PICTURES TO SEE THEM ENLARGED!


PDF of a power point created for a PGS Program in 2010 by Sue HOHNEKE on

How To Clean Stones

Cleaning tombstones and markers of lichen and dirt and taking the best pictures you can without harming the stones themselves using only

WATER and PLASTIC BRISTLE BRUSHES and PLASTIC SCRAPERS!


 

PGS CEMETERY PROJECT= Written transcript taken of each stone as well as digital photos-index created or added to old index, then photos are linked.

PHOTO SURVEYS=No transcription was taken, just digital photos of all stones which were then named-from which an index was created or added to/changed old index, and then photos linked.

 


 

2012 PGS CEMETERY PROJECTS & PHOTO SURVEYS ON PGS WEBSITE OR IN PROCESS: *=completed

 

*Town of GARDNER-Precious Blood Episcopal Cemetery: Photo Survey done by Leslie UTECH and her mother, Francine (ALBERT) MEYER-sent to the PGS on Mar 2012-COMPLETE!! Cemetery Index updated and all pictures linked (19 Jun 2012)-: THANKS, Leslie and Francine!!!

 

MORE CEMETERIES CONTRIBUTED BY Leslie UTECH, Mary RESCH, updates + from Doug ARNDT and more to be linked in the near future (19 Jun 2012)!!

 

HANGING FIRE!!!...............

Town of Egg Harbor-St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (Photo Survey begun 11 Nov 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE-NOT COMPLETE-1st three rows done- More to come in 2010!

 

Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cemetery (Photo Survey-all pictures now linked: 27 Mar 2010)-2009/Sue & Bob HOHNEKE & Becky JACOBS-NOT COMPLETE! More to come in 2011-?.

 


 

2011 PGS CEMETERY PROJECTS & PHOTO SURVEYS: *=completed

 

Carry-over from 2010 Projects hopefully to come in 2011.!!!

 

*Town of Gibraltar-Pioneer/THORP Cemetery-Photo Survey done by Nikkie HOWARD-sent to the PGS on 25 Apr 2011-COMPLETE!! Cemetery Index updated and all pictures linked (26 Apr 2011)-: THANKS, Nikkie!

 

*Town of Gibraltar-Gibraltar Town/Reinhart/Evangel. Brethren/Fish Creek/Maple Grove/REINHARD (REINHARDT/REINHART) Cemetery-Photo Survey done by Nikkie HOWARD-COMPLETE! Cemetery Index updated and all pictures linked (4 Apr 2011): THANKS Nikkie!

 

Town of Baileys Harbor-Baileys Harbor Town/St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery

 

Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Forest Lutheran Cemetery- Photo Survey half-heartedly begun 2008-Sue & Bob HOHNEKE

 

Town of Clay Banks-Clay Banks Town Cemetery-Photo Survey partly begun 2008-Sue & Bob HOHNEKE

 

Town of Egg Harbor-St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (Photo Survey begun 11 Nov 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE-NOT COMPLETE-1st three rows done- More to come in 2010!

 

Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cemetery (Photo Survey-all pictures now linked: 27 Mar 2010)-2009/Sue & Bob HOHNEKE & Becky JACOBS-NOT COMPLETE! More to come in 2011-?.

 

 

New 2011 Photo Surveys:

 

Town of Gardner-White Star Spiritualist Cemetery - Photo Survey "adopted" via e-mail by Leslie UTECH of Racine on 12 Jan 2011-THANK YOU, Leslie!-GOOD LUCK!.

 


 

2010 PGS CEMETERY PROJECTS & PHOTO SURVEYS: *=completed

 

SLIDESHOW: Bob HOHNEKE digging out a footstone at Hainesville Cem. 21 Jun 2010.

 

* Town of Sturgeon Bay-Sturgeon Bay Town/Samuelson's/South Side Cemetery - 2010 Photo Survey-COMPLETE (18 Oct 2010) by Sue & Bob HOHNEKE-linked (20 Oct 2010) (also new page on Memories from Chris ELONICH of Samuelson's Cemetery created!)

Below: Stone found and cleaned that was not listed on 1970's Index: two SCHYOTH boys!-Found on Left side of cemetery-A CLEANING MIRACLE with only water and a plastic bristle brush!!

   

 

*Town of Nasewaupee-Pilgrim's Rest Cemetery - 2010 Photo Survey-COMPLETE & Linked-5 Apr 2010-by Sue HOHNEKE.

 

*Town of Nasewaupee-Elton J. SCHULTIES Mem. Cemetery - 2010 Photo Survey-COMPLETE 5 Apr 2010-by Sue HOHNEKE-on website.

 

*Town of Nasewaupee-Salem Lutheran Cemetery - 2010 Photo Survey- COMPLETED 17 Jun 2010 by Sue & Bob HOHNEKE - pictures all linked on website.

Below:  View of Sandhill Cranes with their babies behind the cemetery as we arrived to take more pictures of Sec. 1 on 3 Jun 2010!

   

 

 

NEW Project hopefully to come in 2010.?! Town of Baileys Harbor-Baileys Harbor Town/St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery

 

Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Forest Lutheran Cemetery- Photo Survey half-heartedly begun 2008-Sue & Bob HOHNEKE

 

Town of Clay Banks-Clay Banks Town Cemetery-Photo Survey partly begun 2008-Sue & Bob HOHNEKE

 

Town of Egg Harbor-St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (Photo Survey begun 11 Nov 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE-NOT COMPLETE-1st three rows done- More to come in 2010!

 

*Town of Nasewaupee-Schumacher/Nasewaupee Twn Cemetery-PGS Cemetery Project: 2009-2010/Ginny HAEN, Sue & Bob HOHNEKE, Becky JACOBS-COMPLETED 20 Jul 2010!

 

*Town of Nasewaupee-Hainesville Cemetery - Sue & Bob HOHNEKE - PHOTO SURVEY: COMPLETED Wed. 30 Jun 2010-pictures all linked.

   

Above: All in Sec. 1: LEFT: STEGAN Family plot of in ground stones dug out by Bob HOHNEKE - MIDDLE: cross in roots of clod after digging out Lawrence STEGAN's stone - RIGHT: A CHANGE OF GENDER! Chester E. STEGAN after being dug out-was listed as Hester E. STEGAN on old indexes!!!!  Sure makes digging out stones worthwhile!!

 

Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cemetery (Photo Survey-all pictures now linked: 27 Mar 2010)-2009/Sue & Bob HOHNEKE & Becky JACOBS-NOT COMPLETE! More to come in 2010-?.

 

*Town of Forestville-Forest Lutheran/Carnot Cemetery -Sue & Bob HOHNEKE - PHOTO SURVEY: COMPLETED Tues. 12 Oct 2010-pictures all linked to cemetery. (8 Jul 2012)

 

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Above:  Only once did a snake join the picture-taking at Bayside Cem. in 2009-Sec. 12-by the field.  He didn't like all the attention!

2009 PGS Cemetery Projects

*Town of Nasewaupee-Schumacher/Nasewaupee Twn Cemetery-2009/Ginny HAEN, Sue & Bob HOHNEKE, Becky JACOBS, & Jennifer LEVENDUSKY- Sec. 1 COMPLETED Summer 2010.

*Town of Sturgeon Bay-Shiloh Moravian Cemetery (completed Jul 2009)-Sue HAVEL & Sue HOHNEKE & Becky Jacobs

*Town of Sturgeon Bay-Mt. Olive Cemetery-Sue HAVEL (complete-Sep 2009)

 

2009 Photo Surveys

Town of Egg Harbor-St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery (Photo Survey begun 11 Nov 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE-NOT COMPLETE!  More to come in Spring 2010!

Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cemetery (Photo Survey-all pictures now linked: 27 Mar 2010)-2009/Sue & Bob HOHNEKE & Becky JACOBS-NOT COMPLETE! More to come in 2010.

*Town of Jacksonport-St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery (Photo Survey-completed Sep 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE

*Town of Egg Harbor-Egg Harbor Town Cemetery (Photo Survey-completed 21 Sep 2009)-Sue HOHNEKE


Town of Nasewaupee-Schumacher/Nasewaupee Town Cemetery

As of 24 Aug 2009: Completed Section 5 by Ginny HAEN and Section 3 by Sue & Bob HOHNEKE and Becky JACOBS.

           

Above in Section 3: Left:  Praying Mantis got in the picture! - Middle:  Pearly Gates on a WEBER Family Stone (Covered with lichens, we scrubbed to find only them-no more folks, dadgummit-they are pretty though!).  Right:  Map of what's done as of 24 Aug 2009 in Schumacher Cem.


  JULY 2009 - THANK YOU, BECKY JACOBS!

Becky JACOBS, daughter of Bob and Sue HOHNEKE, helped finish Sec. 2 in Shiloh Cemetery, dug out and cleaned stones in Schumacher Cemetery, and is seen here while taking pictures in Section 2 of Bayside Cemetery in July 2009!  She was an AWESOME help to the PGS on this summer's cemetery project (and to her Mom) !

Click on these pictures to see them enlarged!

          

Above:  Becky at Schumacher Cem. digging out Hedwig WOBSER's stone where she noticed a small corner peeking out on the ground and got to dig out the whole rest of the stone! 

      

Can you find Becky in the Town of Sturgeon Bay-Shiloh Cemetery on the left? - Right: here is Becky taking pictures for the Bayside Cem. Photo Survey in Section 2!


PGS has begun cemeteries: 

Thurs.'s: 4 and 11 Jun 2009 - TOWN OF SEVASTOPOL-BAYSIDE CEM.- PHOTO SURVEY begun by Sue HOHNEKE- Sections 14, partials of Section 2 and 3. See map on webpage which will be updated after pictures have been taken.

   

Sat. 13 Jun 2009: 9A.M.-TOWN OF NASEWAUPEE-SCHUMACHER/NASEWAUPEE TOWN CEM.:

        

Left: Sat. 13 Jun 2009: Bob HOHNEKE and Ginny HAEN ready to get started. -  Right: Bob HOHNEKE and the Magic of the Mirror!

Tues. 16 Jun 2009: 9 A.M.-TOWN OF STURGEON BAY-SHILOH MORAVIAN CEM.:

   

Left:  Town of Sturgeon Bay-Shiloh Moravian Church & Section 2 of Cemetery  -  Right:  Sue HAVEL in the interior of the Shiloh Moravian Church-She and Sue HOHNEKE were allowed to view the interior of the Church by a trustee of the Church Records.  There are over 60 people missing markers in the cemetery!


PGS 2008 Summer Cemetery Project:

9 Jan 2009:  Monument Companies on stones in Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cem.:

MONUMENT COMPANIES NOTED ON STONES:

Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cem:   C & F-Ahnapee(1)  and C & F Ahnapee(#2 Close-up)     &    J. SCHUMACHER?-Port Washington

8 Jan 2009:  ZETTEL POEM from Town of Sev.-St. Joseph Cath. Cem.

4 Jan 2009:  Below are some pictures of Ginny HAEN and John ELLENBECKER digging out stones in Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Cath. Cem. on 4 Sep 2008 in Section 5A.  Click on the pictures below to see them enlarged! 

   

19 Dec 2008:  New webpage created:  The Digging Out of Annastachia MACHIA's Stone: 

11 Oct 2008:  Sue and Bob HOHNEKE took a picture taking trip to the Towns of Clay Banks and Forestville where we were able to get some pictures of:

Town of Clay Banks-Tanum Ev.Lutheran CemeteryTown of Clay Banks-Clay Banks Town CemeteryTown of Forestville-Forest Lutheran/Carnot Cemetery, and Town of Forestville-St. Mary's Cemetery (OLD).

22 Sep 2008:  THANK YOU PGS CEMETERY GROUP FOR A JOB WELL DONE!

Our 2008 Transcription of Town of Sev.-St. Joseph Cath. Cem. is  complete!  Only some retakes and getting it all on-line to finish the project!


* DIVINING GRAVES *

     

WIRES CROSSED- GRAVE LOCATED                                   WIRES UNCROSSED - NO GRAVE

Above:  19 Jul 2008:  Bob HOHNEKE of the PGS's Cemetery Group-Divining for Graves-Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Catholic Cem.sec.3-

"IT REALLY WORKS!"


** Summer-2008: - Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery **  

Transcription and Digital pictures being made of stones/markers at the Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.  The PGS Cemetery Group met at 9 a.m. at the "St. Joe's Cemetery" on Thursday, 17 Jul 2008.  It was a beautiful morning, great time of day for pictures! 

   

 Above:  July 2008 - PGS Cemetery Group have a beautiful day for their project at St. Joe's!

31 Jul 2008, Thurs. at 9 a.m:  PGS Cemetery Group members Mary and Lee GROTA (Sec. 7A), Ginny HAEN (Sec. 6) and Sue HOHNEKE (Sec. 3)  met and worked on their respective sections:

     

Above pictures from 31 Jul 2008: Left to right:  Lee and Mary GROTA, Ginny HAEN busy transcribing.

  

Above:  Ron FAUSER's working on his Section 2 of Town of Sev.-St. Joseph's Cath. Cem.-20 Aug 2008

   

Above: Can you find  Bob HOHNEKE digging out a stone in Sec. 3 of Town of Sev.-St. Joseph's Cath. Cem?-16 Aug 2008

Members of the group are encouraged to work on their own also till their section is done, then help others who are not finished until the Project is complete.

Assignments were as follows on the Section Map of the cemetery:

    John ELLENBECKER:  Sections 7, 8, 9, and 10. - COMPLETED!

    Ron FAUSER:  Sections 1 and 2. - COMPLETED!

    Mary and Lee GROTA:  Section 7-A. - COMPLETED!

    PGS Cemetery Group combined:  Section 5-B - COMPLETED!  Section 5A: COMPLETED!

    Sue and Bob HOHNEKE:  Section 3. - COMPLETED!

    Ginny HAEN:  Section 6. - COMPLETED!

    Holly KOHLS:  Section 4. - COMPLETED!

 

 TOWN OF SEVASTOPOL-ST. JOSEPH'S CATH. CEMETERY COMPLETED. 

 


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