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Poor Farm Cemetery

This cemetery is on private land that is still owned by the county. It's in very bad need of repair. The fence is falling apart, the grass is not mowed and is waist deep. In 2005 the county put peet rock down for a road but on further examination in 2006 the road has not been upgraded. The road that goes back to the west and is visible in the spring but if the fields are grown up you can really miss it. There are plans to upgrade the road and install a new fence.

There is a further investiagation in the works to locate all of the graves in the cemetery. At this time only one marker survives, Lyle Harris. His stone is newer, but when the grass is grown up you can't see it. There have been several reports of stones being found in the ravines that are in the area of the cemetery. There have been a few different stories to this, and an investigation is in the works.

Some of the names listed also have a grave number beside their name (we have yet to find a burial book or a register of where these individuals are buried). It appears that burials at the Poor Farm Cemetery stopped in 1937. They then started burials at Mineral Ridge Cemetery in Dodge Township.

If anyone has any questions about the cemetery or any corrections please contact the county coordinator. The following list was researched and recorded by Tina Keister in 2006.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 42.16636, Longitude: -93.87398

Name Birth Death Age Notes
Anderson, Christine   23 Jan 1894 29Y Died in Fire (1894)
Bain, Lizzie   19 Feb 1934    
Ballore, Charles   18 Jun 1915 About 50Y  
Brown, Christina   23 Dec 1915 71Y  
Bullock, Agnes   14 Jun 1929    
Caldwell, Hattie   21 Oct 1931    
Campbell, Myrtle   19 Aug 1908 38Y, 7M, 1D Grave #40 or #42
Carlson, John L. 1814 24 Sep 1901    
Casteel, Unknown   07/08 Mar 1884    
Craig, Joseph   23 Jan 1894 81Y Died in Fire (1894)
Cross, Abbie 27 Jun 1831 28 Dec 1915   Born in England
Dawson, John   04 Apr 1913   Born in Missouri
Englander, John   19 May 1937   Grave #67 (Northwest Corner)
Ferguson, Henry   20 Oct 1932    
Fiser, Wilhelm   22 Dec 1916 77Y  
Fle**y, John   14 Apr 1935    
Frank, Mary   05 Dec 1901 88Y  
Harris, Lyle        
Hechele, Unknown   15 Dec 1914 About 54Y  
Howard, John 02 Nov 1874 15 Jul 1920   Born in Illinois
Johnson, Andrew 1845 05 Jan 1916    
Kembel, Nathaniel   26 Oct 1887 57Y, 9M, 25D  
Krieg, Ella   26 Feb 1929    
Longstaff, Mrs. John   10 Sep 1915 67Y  
Longstress, Unknown   19 Feb 1914 84Y  
Lucas, John   23 Feb 1914 67Y Born in Ohio
Luser, J. J. or Looser, Thomas   23 Jan 1894 45Y Died in Fire (1894)
Mann, Charles   17 Dec 1925    
Manse, George   25 Mar 1921 48Y  
McGee, John T.   23 Sep 1937   Grave #76
Mitchel, Bart   21 May 1916    
Mooreland, D.   09 Oct 1914 About 63Y  
Nordstrom, Charles   17 Apr 1891    
Olson, Olaf   30 Apr 1899 53Y, 4M, 3D  
Pearson, Rudolph   11 Jul 1937    
Peterson, Christine   23 Jan 1894 87Y Died in Fire (1894)
Peterson, Johanna   26 Feb 1929    
Peterson, Peter   17 Mar 1917   Died in Fire (1917)
Rachel, Matthew   16 Dec 1915 79Y  
Ray, William   15 Aug 1827    
Raymore, R. E. Mar 1830 28 Sep 1917    
Regan, Richard   15 May 1916 About 67Y Grave #62
Robertson, John Franklin 12 May 1852 15 Feb 1921    
Ross, Alexander   07 May 1905 85Y Born in Scotland, No relatives in US
Sandstrom, Sarah   02 Oct 1931   Grave #75 (Northwest Corner)
Scott, Sarah   23 Jan 1894 83Y Died in Fire (1894)
Sedstrom, Jonas 1852 21 Feb 1913    
Shaffer, Fred   11 Dec 1936    
Sitzer, Jacob Bill   14 Feb 1908 47Y Grave #41
Sitzer, Joseph   19 Jun 1910 41Y Grave #48, Last of his family
Sniggs, Johanna   23 Jan 1894   Died in Fire (1894)
Sodesbury, Anna   23 Jan 1894 38Y Died in Fire (1894)
Strong, Charles   12 Apr 1895 25Y  
Sturdivant, William   01 Dec 1912   Grave #51
Sundstrom, Selma   18 Jul 1936    
Swrtzvent, Byron   04 Jan 1917 67Y  
Thomas, B. J.   11 Jul 1936    
Tucker, Mercy   23 Jan 1894 41Y Died in Fire (1894)
Williams, Charles 1850 28 Jan 1917    
Williams, Oliver   09 Apr 1910 62Y Grave #47
Youngren, John 1857 13 Jul 1917    
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