page updated 08/10/2017

Ebenezer Cemetery Project
... an Eagle Scout Project dedicated to the pioneers and their families who started Ebenezer Church

"SO THEY MAY NOT BE FORGOTTEN”

Devon Kimber & his Eagle Scout project @ Ebenezer cemetery

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Many old cemeteries need a lot of work and care before they disappear forever. I planned my project for Ebenezer because of its condition. So many stones are broken and lost that I felt I could help preserve information that is there.

I planned my project to list the burials and would like to have mapped them but there were too many unknown stones and gaps. Some burials were grouped in clusters by family names on a large family headstone and then small “name” stones were used. There were also a few rows of stones in another area. Without an original plot map I found we couldn’t map it. It is a very small cemetery so it is easy to walk all over it.

The main concern is the missing stones. It has been mentioned that Ebenezer Cemetery was used as a sort of Potter’s Field by Zion UCC after the church at Ebenezer closed. People (farm hands mentioned specifically) that had no families were buried out there. The caskets were paid for by the county and buried from Zion. This information will take additional research.

There are also reports of headstones piled in the back corner one year and then the next year they were gone. This also should be investigated.

Devon Kimber

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Project director Devon Kimber & his 'crew' at Ebenezer Cemetery
(more photos of the project are at the bottom of the page)

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Ebenezer Reformed Church
December 5, 1864 to October 7, 1902

From the Zalmona Sesquicentennial Anniversary booklet, 2006:
Formerly a part of the German Presbyterian Church, which was first organized in 1856 by Reverend A. Van Vliet of Dubuque. In 1864 there was a division in the church and some of the members started Ebenezer, east of Waukon. The church was dedicated on July 2, 1865 and the first pastor was Reverend Solomon Elliker, from Mission House at Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Some of the charter members: Hager, Kruger, Stock, Dravis, Sherman, Helming, Wentker, Portner, Kosbau, Rumph, Brandsmeier, Hagemeier, Klemme, Meier, Hansmeier (Hangesmeier), Sunderman, Krume and Depping.

Last name First name Born Died Comments
? Christof      
? Mary      
Dee Doretha ? April 1, 1901 *see note below
Guth Carl F. August 13, 1822 July 28, 1897  
Hagemeier Adolph July 13, 1826 November 8,1896 8/10/17 birth & death dates corrected (from D. Hagemeier)
*see note below
Hagemeier Louise April 4, 1820 May 2, 1872  
Hagemeier   ?, ?     2 kinder of A & L
Hangesmeier Friederich April 7, 1807 January 13, 1883  
Hangesmeier Louisa May 11, 1821 January 2, 1886  
Keehn ?      
Kosbau Fredrick C. January 28, 1864 ? birth or death?
Kosbau ? December 15, 1860 June 15, 1870  
Krugner Christopher F. March 17, 1842 April 16, 1872  
Krugner Maria U. April 29, 1808   August 25, 1876  
Lienkamper Charles 1822 1879 Reverend
Poertner Fred 1820 1862  
Rumph Hermine E. April 18, 1871 April 28, 1871 kinder von C & C
Rumph Hermine L. November 2, 1868 July 30, 1870 kinder von C & C
Sherman ?     age 73y, Grandma
Sherman ?     age 72, Aunt
Sherman August William June 1, 1869 October 29, 1945  
Sherman Elizabeth December 22, 1867 April 7, 1950  
Sherman Florentine Oster April 7, 1832 January 26, 1908 Mother, Mrs. Henry
Sherman Fred 1826 1876  
Sherman Henrietta 1827 1899  
Sherman Henry April 25, 1823 March 6, 1905 Father
Sherman Herman May 22, 1827 December 17, 1911  
Sherman John     age 2 yr
Sherman Sophia Bertha April 5, 1882 November 8, 1963  
Sherman Nelson T. March 0, 1913 March 25, 1994  
Sherman ? October 6, 1909 October 22, 1909  
Sieg Alvina 1852 1922  
Sieg Henry 1842 January 17, 1916 John Henry SIEGE
Sieg Herman C. April 12, 1888 August 5, 1965  
Stock Fredrika March 13, 1833 January 18, 1911  
Stock Gotlieb 1799 January 2, 1897  
Stock Sophia Fredericka November 27, 1868 March 10, 1947  
Stock Wilhelm June 24, 1829 July 10,1899  
Straate Ada E. April 21, 1905 June 5, 1981  
Straate Caroline Augusta April 11, 1865 February 11, 1930  
Straate David A. March 26, 1944 March 26, 1944  
Straate Edwin Henry January 18, 1900 December 14, 1950  
Straate Henry October 11, 1850 August 5, 1918 Simon Henry
Straate Herman February 5, 1889 April 7, 1889  
Straate Linda M. November 1, 1945 January 9, 1981  
Straate Martha April 2, 1877 April 26, 1877  
Straate Mary February 28, 1881 April 19, 1881  
Straate Leslie Edwin June 0, 1929 August 10, 1989  
Straate Margaret Ocotber 1927    
Sunderman ? August 6, 1913 August 6, 1913 daughter of Henry
Sunderman ? 1908 1908 infant daughter
Sunderman Alert 1905 1905  
Sunderman Alvina 1902 1902  
Sunderman ? October 12, 1905 October 12, 1905  
Sunderman Augusta August 20, 1838 January 14, 1913  
Sunderman Esther I. October 3, 1911 April 26, 1988 WWII vet
Sunderman Florentine 1899 December 24, 1909  
Sunderman Florintine 1839 1872  
Sunderman Fredrick April 20, 1863 December 29, 1883  
Sunderman Fredrick June 18, 1827 October 17, 1902  
Sunderman Frida October 6, 1895 June 12, 1901  
Sunderman Henry August May 7, 1868 January 31,1929  
Sunderman Lidia March 1, 1871 April 20, 1871  
Sunderman Theodore   September 2, 1873  
Sunderman Tilda K. July 3, 1872 February 14, 1949  
Sunderman Wilhelmine March 7, 1864 October 7, 1865  
Sunderman Willard 12-Oct-1905 January 19, 1906  
Wacker August June 11, 1882 November 26, 1912  
Wacker Carl Frederick August 13, 1834 April 17, 1915  
Wacker Charlotte August 14, 1844 September 10, 1907 Mrs.
Wacker Frederick W. November 18, 1872 July 27, 1952  
Wacker George April 13, 1829 November 3, 1910  
Wacker George John November 9, 1874 Septemer 23, 1967  
Wacker Louisa Wilhelmina July 30, 1835 February 22, 1912  
Wacker Minnie June 11, 1880 May 21, 1902 daughter
Wille Dorthie L. October 5, 1814 December 1, 1897 Grandma (Dr. Malone)
Wentker Ernst 1820 1890  
Wentker Sophie   July 17, 1881  

 

We feel there are more graves in Ebenezer cemetery that are unmarked. If anyone has any suggestions or information about additional graves we would like to know about them. We will update the list with new information as it comes in. Unfortunately, many stones are broken and there is no information available. The list of burials (above) is from Woodmansee with the corrections made that are available now. Eventually we would like to have everyone remembered. If you would like a copy of the picture of the church (larger than the above photo) you may contact me.
Ann Krumme, project historian
akrumme@acegroup.cc

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*12/08/07 - "It was exciting to find that my GG-Grandmother Dorethea Wehlitz Dee is buried [in Ebenezer], and her daughter Julianna Dee's husband, Adolph Hagemeier.  Julianna was Adolph Hagemeier's second wife. Doretha Wehlitz Dee came to America with Theodore Dee & family and Julianna from Germany" ... Janet Koozer

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This project is published on the Allamakee co. IAGenWeb with permission of Devon Kimber.

Project Director: Devon Kimber, on the Trail to Eagle.
Assistants: Mike and Wendy Kimber
Historian: Ann Krumme
Workers: Assorted Scouts
Descendants of charter members (helpers): Neil Krumme & Stan Straate

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