Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co. WI


 Town of STURGEON BAY

* Sturgeon Bay Town/Samuelson Cemetery*

renamed (1970's): *South Side Cemetery *

INDEX - 1972 & Photo Survey 2010 + history of cemetery

updated 20 Oct 2010


* YOU WILL FIND THE LOCATION OF THE STURGEON BAY TOWN/SAMUELSON CEM. ON THE TOWN OF STURGEON BAY MAPS PAGE! *

 

LOCATION:  0.3 Miles South of the junction of Walnut Street, Shiloh Road and County Trunk U on U to the cemetery which is on the West side of the road.  (In the wooded area on the curve next to the White Birch Inn)  Section 17.

 

Copied and typed by Sally TREICHEL of the W.S.O.C.S. in 1972.

 

This cemetery was originally a family cemetery on the Samuelson farm, then turned over to the Town of Sturgeon Bay.  It is now a potters field with 1 stone and 4 metal funeral home markers, only 2 of which are still intact.  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley SAMUELSON of Sturgeon Bay have given additional information concerning the people buried there.  In about 1973 the City Park and Recreation Dept. conducted a search of Funeral Home records, county records and also advertised for additional information.  They were unsuccessful except for the information supplied by the Samuelsons.  The cemetery is in a wooded area, very pleasant but was very overgrown for a cemetery.  The stone and markers are very hard to find unless you know where to look.  The Army Reserve is in the process of cleaning up the cemetery as a public service project.-(1972)

 

The Samuelson family plot is located near the road next to the lilac bushes, the graves covered by iris.  There was originally a white picket fence around the plot which was burned and never replaced.  It is not known how many family members were buried in this plot.-(1972)**

 

Retyped by Sue HOHNEKE for the PGS Website on 3 Oct 2009.

 

16 Oct 2010 - E-mail with information received by the PGS from Chris ELONICH, descendant of the SAMUELSON Family giving the history and family lore of the SAMUELSON Cemetery.  Many thanks to Chris for the many pictures and memories he has shared. See PGS Webpage for Chris ELONICH's remembrances and early pictures and a video of this cemetery:

 

Samuelson Cem.

 

18 Oct 2010 - Photo Survey by Sue & Bob HOHNEKE - under cover of leaves-pictures taken and new stone found for SCHYOTH boys-pictures below:

 

   

Above: LEFT: View from front by sign towards West side of cemetery-MIDDLE: Cemetery Sign and flag-RIGHT: View from center of cemetery toward rear and big maple tree

     

Above: LEFT: View of metal cross marking a Plot by large oak tree - MIDDLE: View of metal cross marking plot and White Birch Inn sign in background - RIGHT: View of metal cross and foliage marking plot

Below: Plots marked by metal crosses, stones, faded flags and foliage

     

BELOW: LEFT: From rear west side of cemetery looking to front - MIDDLE: Flag at half mast by cemetery sign - RIGHT: from back of the recondtioned stone and markers (RILEY, SWEET & EVERSON) on West rear of cemetery looking East.

   

 


Sources: *The Veterans office. - **Mr. & Mrs. Stanley SAMUELSON


 

CUSTUS, Pete/the Negro street cleaner in Sturgeon Bay for many years, (see Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cemetery for Historical Society's stone erected in his memory)**

 

CUSTUS, _?_/Son of Pete CUSTUS.**

 

DIXON, Bobby/1917-1964, Cross and funeral marker: Davis Funeral Home, next to KARNOPP, Baby, rear of cemetery on west side.**.   And, Close-up: Funeral marker: DIXON, Bobby from Davis Funeral Home. Also, Plot picture: DIXON, Bobby and Baby KARNOPP, rear on West side of cemetery.  And, plot from rear to front of cemetery: DIXON, Bobby and Baby KARNOPP.

 

EVERSON, Louis G./PVT CO K 34 US INF/CO I 2 WISC INF/SPANISH AMERICAN WAR/24 Oct 1876-3 Nov 1932, metal service marker on stone, Veteran, next to Job SWEET *  And, Close-up: EVERSON, Louis G., metal service marker on stone.  Also, front view of stones in rear of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.  And, rear view of stones in rear of cemetery facing East side of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.

 

KARNOPP, Baby/(Boy**)/1966-1966**, "Boy" and dates**, cross and metal funeral marker missing all letters and numbers with name and dates, next to Bobby DIXON.  And, additional view: KARNOPP, Baby, cross and metal funeral marker with no letters and numbers.  Also, plot picture from rear of cemetery: KARNOPP, Baby, next to DIXON, Bobby with cross and foliage.   And, plot from rear to front of cemetery: DIXON, Bobby and Baby KARNOPP.

 

RILEY, Phillip/PVT CO H 14 WISC INF/CIVIL WAR/3 Dec 1826-9 Apr 1902, metal service marker on stone, Veteran, next to Job Sweet*.  And, Close-up: RILEY, Phillip, service marker on stone.  Also, front view of stones in rear of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.  And, rear view of stones in rear of cemetery facing East side of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.

 

SAMUELSON Family Plot**, perhaps the location (2010), by front corner of cemetery on West side next to White Birch Inn (2010).

 

SCHYOTH, Walter***/died 4 Oct 1870/AE (age) 4 y's 10 m's 27 d's (death certificate: 5 yrs***)/Children of E. T. & M. SCHYOTH, ossw Anton SCHYOTH, picture after cleaning stone, 2010-previously not included on index, stone broken-Walter's name illegible: Source***: Death Certificate for Walter SCHYOTH (SCHJOTT).  Also, picture of plot area when first found on East side of cemetery: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton/Children of E. T. & M.  Also, additional picture of plot area where stone was found on edge of cemetery: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton/Children of E. T. & M.   And, Close-up picture of stone before cleaning: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton, Children of E. T. & M.

 

SCHYOTH, Anton/died 16 Jul 1867/AE (age) 6 m's 16 d's/Children of E. T. & M. SCHYOTH, ossw Walter SCHYOTH, stone broken on top, was illegible till after cleaning (2010), stone not on previous index, found on photo survey (2010).  Also, picture of plot area when first found on East side of cemetery: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton/Children of E. T. & M.  Also, additional picture of plot area where stone was found on edge of cemetery: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton/Children of E. T. & M.   And, Close-up picture of stone before cleaning: SCHYOTH, Walter and Anton, Children of E. T. & M.

 

SWEET, Job/Co. F./10th N. Y. H. A. (New York Heavy Artillery)/(no dates), service stone marker, next to Phillip RILEY and Louis G. EVERSON at rear of cemetery on West side (2010).**  Also, Close-up: SWEET, Job, service stone marker. Also, front view of stones in rear of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.  And, rear view of stones in rear of cemetery facing East side of cemetery: Phillip RILEY, Job SWEET and Louis G. EVERSON.

 

UNKNOWNS

 

_?_, _?_/Baby #1/Indian grave.**

_?_, _?_/Baby #2/Indian grave.**

_?_, _?_/small grave with a concrete form around it.**

_?_, _?_/Hired man of "Grama SAMUELSON" who froze to death on the way back to the farm from town.**

 

 


1972 Index: Indexed and typed by Sally TREICHEL

    -Microfilmed in 35mm as part of the Door County Cemeteries/Tombstone Inscriptions in 1988 by Sue Hohneke for the Genealogical Society of Utah.  FHL US/CAN Film #1421896 Item 10   -available to interloan at your nearest Family History Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or to view at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

    -Index as part of the Door County Cemeteries/Tombstone Inscriptions at the Laurie Room of the Door County Public Library in Sturgeon Bay, WI.


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