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Van Metre / Bishop Grove Cemetery
Section 32 of Union Township, Benton County, Iowa
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Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Epitaph Gravestone Photo project Obit Comments
Collins Our Frankie   Sep. 8, 1864 aged 3 yrs 5 mo & 10 days SAME
  Children of John S. & Julia A. Collins
Our Duggie   Sep. 6, 1864 aged 1 yr & 24 days  
Grill Claus H. leboren den
11 octob 1875
? 1881

sohn von J. & S. Grill     Stone has been repaired.
Stocker Joe W.   Feb. 11, 1879 aged 14 years 10 mos. 27 d's.     s/o E. W. Stocker & Elizabeth Mary Van Metre.
Van Metre John E. May 4, 1794 June 2, 1863 All on a huge (10' ?) monument.

Brass plaque at base:

Josina Van Metre, Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier.
Erected by The Mayflower Chapter D.A.R.
  Individual stones at base:

Josina Oct 6, 1806 Nov 19, 1889  
Mary Josina Sep 9, 1862 Sep 16, 1864  
George Aug 20, 1865 July 12, 1866  
Henry C. Sep 9, 1866 Mar 18, 1867  
Hubert June 16, 1868 Aug 14, 1869  
Van Metre Anne Anno Apr 9, 1812 or 1815? Apr 14, 1882       nee Alburtis. Wife of John E. Van Meter, Jr.
Van Metre John E.   June 2, 1863 aged 69 yrs & 28 d's     Stone lying flat on ground next to big monument. Masonic symbol.
Van Metre J. (Jeptha) M. Feb 26, 1825 Apr 11, 1886 Capt. Co. H 6 Iowa Cav. Iowa GAR     Polished dark grey marble, small print, very hard to read.
Van Metre Ruth H.   (couldn't read) Wife of Jeptha M. Van Metre.
aged 24 yrs ? (couldn't read)
    nee Stocker. 1st wife of Jeptha M.
White sandstone, very hard to read.
Died in 1859.
Van Metre Mary Josina     Dau of H.C. & Rhoda D. Van Metre.
aged 2 yrs 7ds
    Next to big monument, broken, top leaning against bottom.
Webster Josephine   Dec 8, 1865 Wife of G.W. Webster.
aged 19 yrs 5 mo 12 days
    Stone broken with top leaning against bottom.
Wilson Infant   1900       Two 4" x 6" aluminum plate markers pushed into a mound of cement approx. 10" dia. & almost flush with the ground.
Wilson Infant   1901      

Cemetery walked and transcribed on July 14, 1997 by Sue Soden.
Submitted to the IAGenWeb Project on September 30, 1997.

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