This cemetery is located at 43.1305556, -92.1016667; 1563-1573 Windsor Avenue, Waucoma, IA 52171, just north of the unincorporated town of Little Turkey.
Documenting this cemetery has been a bit more complicated than others in the county. It is an old pioneer cemetery that appears to have fallen in and out of good repair over the years. The first listing of burials we have found was the WPA survey, conducted in the 1930’s. Only 11 persons were listed in the WPA survey, transcribed for this site by Sheryl McClure.
Another attempt to document this cemetery occurred in 1984, when Marge and Grant Hayes visited the cemetery. This visit occurred after a local Boy Scout troop had conducted an Eagle Scout project to clean up the site. Six names were added in this survey, transcribed by Marge and Grant.
Third, a sign was erected at the cemetery. The sources of this information are unknown, and the year of its posting is also unknown, but the hand-painted sign was in relatively good condition when it was photographed in July 2017, so it is estimated to be no more than 10 – 15 years old. The names on this sign were transcribed in 2017 by county coordinator Bruce Kuennen.
Finally, a 100% photo survey of the stones still existing (and readable) was conducted by Bruce and three of his sisters – Doris, Patty, and Julie – in July 2017. These photos have been added to the Iowa Gravestone Photo Project (IGPP) and the names added to the table below.
Several names appear on more than one survey; in this case only the first source is listed. Occasionally, information or spelling differs between sources. The coordinator used his best judgment to choose which source to follow.
It should also be noted that there has been some confusion between this cemetery and nearby St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery of Little Turkey. Tombstone photos from St. Mary’s were found on the IGPP site for Little Turkey, but they have been corrected (removed and reloaded to the correct cemetery). A complete survey of that cemetery is included here.
The resulting table below can be considered a complete data set of the burials in this cemetery, but additions and corrections from family members or others are welcome.
|Source||Surname||Given Names||Maiden||Born||Died||Comments||Comments2||IGPP Link||FindaGrave|
|Hayes||Allison||Barbara V.||Leuenberger||21 Sep 1859||5 Dec 1901||Farewell dear wife and mother . . . (long inscription)||IGPP||--|
|Hayes||Allison||Elizabeth||4 Jul 1885||age 70 years||At Rest Elizabeth wife of Joseph Allison||IGPP||--|
|Hayes||Allison||Joseph||1 Aug 1816||25 Jun 1882||Aged 66 years, 2 Mos., & 24 days||Native of Paisley, Scotland||IGPP||FindaG|
|Sign2017||Bender||Mary Ann||Abt 1837||22 Sep 1876||Aged 28 Y's, 10 M's, 20 D's||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Boulan||Emma||Abt 1868||8 Sep 1873||Aged 5 years||d/o A. B. & E. Boulan||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Brown||John||Abt 1821||14 Jul 1897||Aged 76 y, 23 d||IGPP||--|
|WPA||CLAPPER||Amanda||Root||1813||21 Oct 1888||--||--|
|Sign2017||Clapper||Eraustus L.||3 May 1854||26 Aug 1856||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Clapper||Eraustus L.||18 Nov 1877||3 Apr 1878||Grandsons of G. Clapper||--||--|
|WPA||CLAPPER||George||30 Jun 1811||17 Mar 1894||wife Amanda M.||--||--|
|Sign2017||Clapper||Sarah J.||5 May 1840||15 Nov 1855||--||--|
|Sign2017||Clapper||William I.||16 Oct 1850||4 Mar 1860||Grandsons of G. Clapper||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Cumming||Golda||23 Apr 1888||1 Jun 1889||born in Vernon Co., Wis.||died in Winnesheik Co., Ia.||IGPP||--|
|Kuennen||Cumming||Marllia||Olsen||7 Jul 1801||4 Jun 1888||born in Racine Co. Wis.||died in Vernon Co. Wis.||IGPP||--|
|WPA||ERLEB||Agusta L.||28 Jul 1824||1 Jan 1899||Wife of A. E. Erleb||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Erleb||August E.||Abt 1821||12 Aug 1882||Aged 62 y's, 8 m's, & 16 d's||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Erler||Vern A.||7 Dec 1894||6 Jan 1895||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Everingham||Elizabeth||1 Feb 1823||7 Jun 1885||IGPP||--|
|Hayes||Everingham||Marcia A.||1862||2 Feb 1863||age 10 mos, 18 days||dau of W. and E. Everingham||IGPP||--|
|Hayes||Everingham||Margarete||Abt 1855||11 Jul 1872||aged 17yrs, 11mos, 20days||Margaret dau of W. and E. Everingham||--||--|
|Sign2017||Everingham||Wm||31 Mar 1823||9 Dec 1891||CO I, 9 IA, INF. VOL||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Goddard||F. K.||Abt 1834||6 Jul 1898||Aged 64 Yrs.||At Rest||IGPP||FindaG|
|Sign2017||Hoagland||Mary A.||Abt 1845||26 May 1873||wife of H. H. Hoagland||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Hoagland||Nellie||Abt 1870||29 Jan 1886||--||--|
|WPA||HURLEY||Mary (Mrs. L.)||30 Jun 1847||6 Sept 1876||wife of L. Hurley||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Jestreb||W. J.||Abt 1836||24 Apr 1858||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Johnston||Cora Belle||Nov 1875||19 Jan 1876||Aged 1 Mo, 29D||d/o N. B. & M. M. Johnston||IGPP||--|
|WPA||MAY||Wm. S. (Rev.)||19 Apr 1822||28 May 1883||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Olsen||Aanon||22 Mar 1818||12 Mar 1884||IGPP||--|
|WPA||OLSEN||John L.||3 Jun 1835||7 Nov 1882||--||--|
|Sign2017||Perry||Stephen||Abt 1814||20 Aug 1883||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Shute||Lewis Parkes||5 Jan 1811||15 Apr 1869||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Shute||Lucinda Foot||21 Apr 1829||7 Oct 1909||IGPP||--|
|WPA||SIMON||Michael||1813||16 Jun 1862||IGPP||--|
|WPA||SIMON||Michael||1864||04 Feb 1886||Aged 22Y, 8M, 15D||s/o M. & C. Simon||IGPP||--|
|Hayes||Slaight||Steven L.||Abt 1807||2 Jun 1876||age 68 years, 9 mos||Gone Home||--||--|
|Kuennen||Sprich||Clarence||1877||Died||Son of ???||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Thompson||Beatrice L.||Abt 1888||12 Oct 1896||Age 8 yrs 3 mos||Dau of E. B. & C. L.||IGPP||--|
|Sign2017||Thompson||Sophia||Abt 1832||5 Feb 1864||Aged 32 yrs||wife of L. T. Thompson||IGPP||--|
|WPA||THOMPSON||William||1806||20 Jan 1887||Aged 80 Yrs, 1 Mo, 1 D'y||IGPP||FindaG|
|WPA||WINN||Charles K.||19 Sep 1806||15 Dec 1878||h/o Sylvia A. 1811 - 10 May 1891||IGPP||FindaG|
|Sign2017||Winn||Sylvia A.||2 Aug 1811||30 May 1891||IGPP||--|