Cedar County, Iowa
Centerville Cemetery
Sugar Creek Township

Directions: To reach the cemetery take X52 southeast of Tipton to 250th Street. The site is in a field
on the east side of the road between 280th and 290th streets near Centerville.

Above photos submitted by Ray and Jean Eserhaut

The oldest marked Cedar County grave is that of Sydny Morgan, who died in 1837. Her stone, and that of her husband, Jonathan Morgan who died in 1863, are located on Lonely Ridge on the Hib and Hub Whitmer farm about three miles northeast of Rochester. Near the site was an early town named Centerville, now abandoned. The graves were restored in 1996 by the Cedar County Historical Society. This burial place is also listed as Centerville Cemetery.  ~ Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 1996.

Last Name Given Name Birth Death Notes
Morgan Jonathan   29 Nov 1863 age 72 yr 11 mo 26 da
Morgan Sidney   20 Sep 1837 w/o Jonathan - age 31 yr 9 mo 28 da

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