"The ground for the Orient Cemetery was purchased in the fall of 1869, of Judson Morgan, at a consideration of twenty-five dollars, and consist of one acre, situated on the southwest quarter of section 16. The fencing and other needed improvements increased the cost to about one hundred and fifty dollars. William A. Hoffstatter was the first body interred October 6, 1869."
taken from "History of Guthrie and Adair County, Iowa" 1884
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