Stapleton Township Cemetery

aka South Lawler Cemetery

This cemetery is located at 43.0083333, -92.1258333, 3168-3172 240th Street, Fredericksburg 50630.

Documenting this cemetery has been a bit complicated. It is another old pioneer cemetery, that appears to have fallen in and out of good repair over the years, but it received a very thorough restoration in the early 2000s. The first listing of burials we have found was the WPA survey, conducted in the 1930’s. Only 13 persons were listed in the WPA survey, according to a transcription for this site by Sheryl McClure. But a study of the WPA site by Bruce Kuennen in 2017 yielded several additional WPA entries for this cemetery.

A very nice depiction of this cemetery was donated to this site by Alberta Bouska and her son Duane. Link Here. It includes a picture of a sign which 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 2017, so it is estimated to be approximately 15 years old. The names on this sign were transcribed in 2017 by county coordinator Bruce Kuennen.

Find-a-Grave includes photos of four tombstones from this cemetery. A link to each of them is included here.

Finally, Duane Bouska took photos of all of the then existing tombstones in 2017. These photos have been added to the Iowa Graveyard Photo Project (IGPP) and the names added to the table below.

Several names appear on more than one survey. The coordinator used his best judgment to choose which source to follow.

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.

Cemetery from Above
Source Surname Given Names Born Died Comments IGPP Link FindaGrave
WPABEIERHerman A. 1856 20 Aug 1912   --
WPABEIERHerman A. 1856 20 Aug 1912   --
WPABENZMagdlena (Mrs. Geo) ------------ 23 Feb 1899  ----
WPABENZSusan 1865 1930 cemetery in Lawler ----
SignBLANCHARDFrederickAbt 186910 Mar 1875 IGPP--
WPA&SignBLANCHARDSarah M. 18379 Aug 1874 Mrs. Francis S. or D.IGPP--
WPABOYLEAnn L. 1868 1930  ----
WPABRANNONOwen 1884 1 May 1903 wife Rosie Finnegan ----
WPABRANNONThomas R. 1879 1901  ----
WPA&SignBRIGGSCharlotte 18 Jan 18176 May 1892 WPA DOD 1882IGPP--
WPA&SignBRIGGSOrissia 19 Feb 18097 Mar 1894  IGPP--
WPA&SignBRIGGSWilliam 18 Dec 181628 Sep 1894 wife Charlotte IGPP--
WPABURNSCatherine 1848 27 Jan 1927  ----
WPABURNSEllen M. 1853 1930  ----
WPABURNSFrank 1877 19 Jul 1895  ----
WPABURNSJames 1830 22 Mar 1910 wife Catherine ----
WPABURNSJno M. 1827 27 Nov 1902  ----
WPABURNSJoseph H. 1874 24 Jan 1903  ----
WPABURNSMargaret 1830 1930  ----
WPABURNSOwen P. 1853 1928 wife Ellen M. ----
WPABUSCHMANMary Musser (Mrs. H. J.) 1888 7 Mar 1912  ----
WPACALLENDERLucy E. (Mrs. A. L.) age 35 9 Oct 1897 on Carroll Lot ----
WPACAMLIN OR CANLINMarcis 1829 25 Dec 1911 wife Zelina ----
WPACAMLIN OR CANLINZelina 23 Jul 1880 25 Jul 1915  ----
WPACARLINChas. W. 1874 1909  ----
WPACARLINMary age 39 17 Aug 1887  ----
WPACARLINMary age 39 1887 (same Mary as above?) ----
WPACARLINPatrick age 72 12 Nov 1902 wife Mary ----
WPADOWDBridget age 69 10 Mar 1889  ----
WPADRIBLOWCaroline J. (Mrs. Wm.) 1824 7 Feb 1915  ----
SignFOLLETTBoy   ----
SignFOLLETTHarry   ----
SignGARDNERA. I.18 Jul 187929 Jun 1880 IGPP--
SignGARDNEREdna24 Feb 187618 Jan 1877 IGPP--
WPAGRIMMClara 1897 1916  ----
WPAGRIMMLouise (Mrs. Jacob) age 38 14 May 1887  ----
WPAHANKEFerdinand 1860 20 Mar 1911  ----
WPAHANSJohan C. R. 1834 5 Dec 1891  ----
WPAHANSWilhelmina (Mrs. Johan) 18 Apr 1882 28 Dec 1907  ----
WPAHANSWIRTHFranchette 1871 11 Jan 1899  ----
WPAHAUSEHenry C. 1872 16 Oct 1899  ----
WPAHEATHBridget (Mrs. Wm.) 1832 14 Jun 1900  ----
WPAHEATHThomas 1827 ---------- wife Bridget; no date of death on stone ----
WPAHENNINGSWm. H. 1873 24 Jun 1906  ----
WPAHEYBERGERCatherine age 61 16 May 1900  ----
WPAHEYBERGERJoseph age 68 29 Jul 1896 wife Catherine ----
WPAHILDAHLAnnie 1857 1920  ----
WPAHILDAHLGudman J. 1850 1925 wife Annie ----
WPAHILDAHLNels J. 18 Jul 1886 31 Jul 1906  ----
WPAIANZIGottleib 1830 1895  ----
WPAJARCHOWChristian 1871 21 Apr 1897  ----
WPAKILCHERJacob 1844 4 Mar 1932  ----
WPAKILCHERJacob age 72 8 Jun 1888  ----
WPAKILCHERSaloma 1816 1 Jan 1881  ----
WPAKILCHERVerna 25 Apr 1907 8 Jan 1938  ----
WPAKILCHERWilliam 1856 4 May 1929  ----
WPALAABSCaroline W. or N. 1883 1933  ----
WPALANGEAugust G. 18 Jul 1888 7 Mar 1916  ----
WPALANGELouisa (Mrs. Henry J.) 1852 1933  ----
WPALAWCRENTCFriederia 1796 28 Apr 1878  ----
SignMcCRAEMarie1 Aug 18833 Oct 1883 IGPP 
SignMILLETTLittle Morris187412 Aug 1875 IGPP--
WPAMOLDENHAUERHerman 1829 8 Jan 1902   --
WPAMULDENHARSERAnna Marie (Mrs. Peter) age 77 1871   --
SignRANDALLBert N.1 Sep 188410 Dec 1909 IGPPFindaG
WPA&SignRANDALLCarrie 23 Jul 186511 May 1897 w/o Albert , maiden name BraceIGPPFindaG
WPARANDALLFrancis1854 18 Jan 1889 w/o Albert IGPPFindaG
WPA&SignRANDALLNelson B. 1845 11 Apr 1910   FindaG
WPA&SignRANDALLStella 1870 1894 d/o Albert ----
WPARISNERJohn G. or S. Age 72 28 Oct 1890 h/o Anna Smith died 1866 aged 36 ----
WPARUSSNERAdam H. 1849 1936 h/o Caroline B. 1854 - 1932 ----
WPASCHMUDLACHAug *830 07 Jul 1901 [birth date typo] ----
WPASCHMUDLACHG. 1823  ----
WPA&SignSTAPLESAbraham Abt 17931858 or Abram h/o Catherine died ? aged 72 IGPP--
 STAPLESCatherine Abt 1795Abt 1867 IGPP--
WPATABERTWm. 1851 1938 also an unmarked grave on lot ----
WPATANKCaroline 1879  ----
WPATANKF. A. 1843 03 Feb 1906 h/o Attilie 1850 - 13 Oct 1901 ----
WPATANKHenry J. 1874 23 Nov 1930  ----
WPATANKWm. 1873 1933  ----
WPATESSMERChas. H. 1871 1932  ----
WPATESSMERErnestine 1847 1930  ----
WPATESSMERFerdinand 1841 1922  ----
SignWATERWORTHEdwin Follett13 Sep 187718 Dec 1885 ----
WPAWINTEREngel 1846 29 Dec 1918  ----
WPAZMOOSElsia 1882 1899  ----