IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 12/11/2017


Bolsinger Cemetery
Bolsinger entry - photo by P. Peterson, 2005
Mallory Township, Section 24 NE/SW

5.5 mi. west of Millville. Take Millville Rd (CR-C53) to Hill St. The cemetery is just south of the intersection of Hill St. & Lace Ave. on Lace Ave


Birds-eye photo from Bing maps

Sources used:
WPA cemetery records, transcribed by Phyllis Montour
Burial records
contributed by LeRoy Bolsinger, Feb 2, 2008
Gravestone inscriptions from the Gravestone Photo Project
Obituaries

Notes:
1) Both spellings of surname, Balsinger & Bolsinger, are found in various records. The spelling used on this burial list is how it is engraved on the tombstone.
2) Lot numbers are from the WPA records
3) Researchers should always verify the dates & other information on this burial list - errors are possible when reading worn inscriptions or in determining family relationships.

Many photos of the gravestones in Bolsinger cemetery were contributed by Phyllis Peterson & Cheryl Moonen. We thank them for their efforts in digitally preserving the inscriptions. View the Gravestone photos.

Obituaries for some who are buried in this cemetery have been transcribed & posted on the Clayton co. Obituary board. Check the obituary index.

See also: Plot owners

Name Born Died Comments
Bailey, Merlin A. 05/17/1937 02/01/1994 h/o Roberta K.; veteran
Bailey, Roberta K. 08/11/1941 06/14/1990 w/o Merlin A.
Bailey, Steven W. 05/25/1977 02/21/2005 h/o Candy S.
Balsinger, infant daughter   09/09/1858 d/o J. & K.J.
Balsinger, infant son 05/28/1863 (likely same as birth) s/o Joseph & Kezia J.
Balsinger, Andrew J.   08/05/1858 age 3m 28d; s/o J. & E. Balsinger
Balsinger, Christopher 12/14/1788 03/29/1872 h/o Isabella; b. McClellandtown, Fayette co. PA; veteran War of 1812
Balsinger, Dale 11/29/1900 01/09/1901 s/o Perry Jackson & Loie May (Smith) Balsinger
Balsinger, Earney 03/23/1905 03/23/1905 s/o C. & N. Balsinger
Balsinger, Isabella nee Miller 1792 03/10/1879 age 81; w/o Christopher
Balsinger, Mary M. 11/29/1859 09/11/1890 ssa Lizzie O. Cross
Balsinger, Minerva Isabel   11/18/1862 age 1y 5m 5d; d/o John M. & Elizabeth
Balsinger, William D.   06/29/1879 age 30y & 12d; s/o J.M. & Elizabeth
Billmeyer, Edward G. 1892 11/22/1950 h/o Susie; s/o Joseph E. & Lydia Ann (Kauffman)
Billmeyer, Joseph E. 02/11/1859 08/05/1911 s/o Michael & Walburga (Seltner)
Billmeyer, Rita A.   03/30/1998 age 57 y
Billmeyer, Susie A. nee Cole 1911 09/05/1973 w/o Edward; d/o James W. & Isabelle (Parsons)
Bolsinger, Alta nee Cole 1888 05/14/1977 w/o Frank; d/o John
Bolsinger, Andrew Jackson     h/o Nancy; s/o Christopher & Isabel; Co. A, 2nd Minn. Inf.
Bolsinger, Anna nee Sickels 08/17/1891 11/1?/1970 w/o Earl
Bolsinger, Anna May 11/09/1887 02/02/1889 aged 1y 3m 23d; d/o J.F. & Ella
Bolsinger, Cody Allen & Cory David 10/22/1998 10/21/1938 h/o Anna; s/o John F. & Ella; Iowa, Wagoner, 34th Inf. 7th Div. World War I; died of injuries in a car accident
Bolsinger, Edna Bertha 10/05/1916 08/28/2002  
Bolsinger, Eliza nee Hoover   06/0?/1928 aged 86y; w/o Harvey
Bolsinger, Elizabeth Lillian nee Gillian 10/23/1821 12/22/1893 w/o John M.
Bolsinger, Ella nee Ingles 1851 19?? w/o John F.; d/o Samuel & Mary (Bolsinger)
Bolsinger, Franklin 'Frank' (Joseph Franklin) 1881 01/27/1971 h/o Alta; s/o Harvey & Eliza
Bolsinger, Glen William 'Ford' 06/19/1927 09/29/2002 h/o Patricia; s/o Frank & Alta
Bolsinger, George 07/31/1868 06/??/1948 s/o Harvey & Eliza
Bolsinger, H. C. 1837 12/04/1881 Co. H 131th Pa. inf.
Bolsinger, Harvey 03/09/1844 12/22/1907 h/o Eliza; Civil War veteran
Bolsinger, Jackson 'Jack' 01/10/1839 02/28/1921 h/o Mina; s/o Phillip & Mary J. (Nelson); Co. E, 140 PA Inf.; Note: an obit in the Edgewood Journal names him as John
Bolsinger, John Clayton   05/15/1892 age 13y 6m 15d; s/o H & E Bolsinger
Bolsinger, John F. 1853 04/1?/1936 w/o Ella; s/o John M. & Elizabeth L.
Bolsinger, John M. 06/22/1817 11/27/1906 h/o Elizabeth
Bolsinger, Joseph 1830 08/22/1913 h/o Mary
Bolsinger, Loie May nee Smith 1866 1925 w/o Perry J.
Bolsinger, Lorraine Doris nee Martin 09/25/1925 07/09/1998 w/o Elmer
Bolsinger, Mary 05/16/1832 06/18/1880 w/o Joseph
Bolsinger, Mary A. 1839 11/16/1884  
Bolsinger, Mary E.   08/22/1846 Age 1y 1m 24d; d/o J.M. & E. Bolsinger
Bolsinger, Mina nee Hart 10/22/1850 07/03/1938 w/o Jackson; d/o John & Leah (Slout)
Bolsinger, Nancy M. nee Simons 10/23/1838 10/11/1859 w/o Andrew J.; "Born in Tioga Co. NY", "Died at Chatfield, Minn."
Bolsinger, Nellie nee Davis 07/26/1878 03/15/1933  
Bolsinger, Patricia 'Patsy' nee Leliefeld 01/07/1933 01/18/2007 w/o Glen W.; d/o Daniel H. & Rose C. (Kleine)
Bolsinger, Perry Jackson 04/26/1864 02/2?/1942 h/o Loie May; s/o Joseph & Mary
Bolsinger, Stanley L. 'Whitey' 1930 2017 h/o 1st Bonnie Turner (divorced), 2nd Ruth Boge; s/o Laura (Bolsinger) Buchheim; U.S. Marine Corps, Korean war
Bolsinger, William 1882 1924 s/o John F. & Ella (Ingles)
Brown, Anna nee Ingles 08/25/1868 06/??/1945 w/o Frank; d/o Samuel & Mary (Bolsinger)
Brown, Frank 12/05/1863 10/??/1938  
Buchheim, Laura Adeline 'Maa' nee Bolsinger 10/02/1911 04/10/2000  
Cross, Lizzie O. nee Balsinger 08/23/1869 04/21/1901 ssa Mary M. Balsinger
Franks, Elizabeth H. 1855 1880  
Gari, Welsh   05/13/1969 Note: name may be Gari Welsh
Gillen, Nancy M.   09/06/1863 aged 1y 4m 28d; d/o John & Rebecca
Graig, Andrew J.   05/18/1862 aged 1y 5m 4d; s/o G.M. & A.J.
Griffith, Thomas 06/07/1807 11/22/1871  
Grose, Agnes nee Lagoni / LaGona 09/12/1865 06/1?/1941 w/o John J.; d/o Peter M. & Bodel (Smith)
Grose, Anton 12/14/1877 1936 h/o Katherine; s/o Joseph & Margaretha; crushed by a horse
Grose, Frank J. 1902 1967 s/o Anton & Katherine
Grose, Henry 1885 1944 h/o Lena
Grose, Johanna 'Margaretha' nee Schmalz 06/03/1848 06/1?/1926 w/o Joseph (d. 1912, bur. Holy Trinity Catholic cem., Dubuque, IA)
Grose, John J. 1870 07/??/1941 h/o Agnes; s/o Joseph & Margaretha
Grose, Joseph 'Joe' 1908 1944 s/o Henry & Lena
Grose, Katherine nee Bean 04/15/1876 01/03/1939 w/o Anton; d/o George & Margaret (Helming); Note: Death cert. gives DOB as 4/15/1878, gravestone 1876, also maiden name on Death cert., 1925 Iowa State census is Bean and both her & Anton's obits give her maiden name as Bean (some family trees on Ancestry give spelling as Beau)
Grose, Lena nee Kauffman 1888 1969 w/o Henry; d/o John W. & Sophia (Hartman)
Grose, Levena 10/11/1907 09/1?/1937 d/o Henry & Lena
Haines, C. Albert 1876 1950 2nd h/o Eva
Haines, Eva L. Fosnow nee Kauffman 06/26/1871 10/??/1944 w/o 1st Dudley Fosnow (d. 1/22/1903, bur. Felton cem., Richland co., WI), 2nd Albert Haines; d/o John & Sarah
Henkels, Carol Rose nee Bolsinger 02/18/1950 09/09/2015 d/o Glen W. & Patricia (Leliefeld)
Hook, Arthur E.   07/28/1928 infant
Hook Harry Herman 1880 1960 h/o Malinda
Hook, Malinda L. nee Sickels 1904 1990 w/o Harry; d/o Adam & Sarah A. (Kauffman)
Ingles, Elsie - - lot 46; no dates on stone, it looks to be homemade
Ingles, Jack 03/26/1873 12/16/1943 s/o Samuel & Mary; died at the County Home
Ingels, Mary J. nee Bolsinger 1840 1900 lot 36; w/o Samuel
Jefferis, Rebecca M. nee Woodman 08/19/1826 09/09/1858 age 32y 29d; w/o E.C. Jefferis
Kauffman, Catherine S. 1868 1919 lot 23
Kauffman, Catharine nee Miller 02/18/1811 01/05/1901 lot 21; w/o Rudolph; d/o Jacob & Dorothe (Franks)
Kauffman, Cyrus E. 12/17/1896 08/09/1981 Pvt US Army, WWI
Kauffman, George James   1871 lot 38; s/o George M. & Eliza
Kauffman, Gertrude Opal nee Davis 10/22/1909 08/20/1986 d/o Erban & Rose (Knickerbocker); Note: DOD is not engraved on her stone; obit = Bolsinger cem.
Kauffman, John B. 08/17/1813 12/13/1884 h/o Sarah
Kauffman, John Jacob 1845 08/20/1920 lot 30; h/o Susan J.; s/o Rudolph & Catherine
Kauffman, Rudolph 03/06/1808 02/13/1892 h/o Catharine
Kauffman, Samuel 02/19/1860 11/19/1897 lot 22
Kauffman, Sarah 03/02/1826   lot 22; w/o John B.; no death date on gravestone
Kauffman, Sarah Estella 04/06/1884 08/24/1903 lot 22; d/o John W. & Catherine
Kauffman, Susan Jane nee Seagraves 10/03/1850 04/??/1936 lot 30; w/o John J.; d/o John & Agnes (Mahood)
Knickerbocker, Arthur Oliver 10/05/1912 12/13/1913  
Knickerbocker, Clem 1886 1957 SSA Matilda M.
Knickerbocker, Matilda M. nee Sickels 1894 1941 w/o Clem; d/o Adam & Sarah (Kauffman)
Livingston, Leslie L. 08/08/1907 09/04/1907 s/o C. & J.
McKinlay, Barbara A. nee Clark 09/15/1815 12/15/1901 b. Saline, Scotland
McKinlay, Henry 08/06/1820 09/30/1872 lot 17
McVey, Sytha B.   07/01/1855 age 9m 22d; d/o B.F. & M.J.
McVey, William F. 05/10/1850 08/14/1851 age 1y 4m 29d
Meyer, Erma M. nee Bolsinger 1902 08/06/1965 w/o Henry J.; d/o Perry J. & Loie (Smith)
Meyer, Virgil P. 07/14/1923 12/06/1991 CSM US Army, WWII, Korea, Vietnam
Miller, Anna Mae nee Torrey 11/14/1884 04/10/1965 w/o Leonard I.
Miller, Delila S. nee Franks 07/03/1830 02/01/1917 lot 47; w/o George H.
Miller, Eliza Jane   05/20/1880 age 26y 28d; d/o G.H. & D.S.
Miller, George H. 05/08/1822 02/11/1905 h/o Delila
Miller, John P.   08/07/18?? s/o Geo & Delila
Miller, John P. 'Johnie' 03/03/1882 04/16/1884 s/o M.C. & M.L.
Miller, Leah Taler 1841 03/15/1857  
Miller, Leonard I. 03/01/1880 12/25/1935 h/o Anna Mae; s/o Marion C. & Martha L. (Cree)
Miller, Marion C. 02/10/1856 06111938 lot 40; SSA Martha & Mark
Miller, Mark E. 01/28/1899 01/09/1922 lot 40; SSA Marion & Martha
Miller, Martha L. nee Cree 11/17/1856 02/07/1922 w/o Marion C.
Mosely, J.     12th IA Inf.
Moser, Ernst 10/10/1887 1888 s/o N. & R.
Moser, Jacob 07/16/1838 09/09/1906 h/o Mary
Moser, Mary Catherine nee Grimm 03/19/1838 12/29/1900 lot 32; w/o Jacob
Moser, Paul E. 06/16/1890 04/01/1891 s/o N. & R.
Pensel, Alma nee Benskin 02/13/1912 01/09/2013 w/o Otto; d/o John W. & Ethel (Bruner)
Pensel, Larry William 02/03/1937 09/20/2006 s/o Otto & Alma; U.S. Air Force veteran
Pensel, Otto R. 08/18/1906 10/19/1979 h/o Alma
Radabaugh, Addie Mae nee Bolsinger 03/19/1915 10/25/1991 w/o Robert
Radabaugh, Jackie A.   1951  
Radabaugh, Robert C. 03/09/1915 05/02/1996 h/o Addie Mae
Rosensweig, Duane C. 03/17/1930 11/30/1993 s/o Fred & Sarah; 25th Inf Div, 14th Regt, Korea
Rosensweig, Edwin Andrew 1928 10/09/1930 'Our Baby'; s/o Fred & Sarah
Rosensweig, Fred C. 1903 12/31/1972 h/o Sarah M.
Rosensweig, Sarah Marie nee Sickles 04/01/1906 08/05/1990 w/o Fred C.; d/o Adam & Sarah (Kaufmann)
Schmidt, George 11/09/1840 12/23/1904 lot 20; h/o Theresa
Schmidt, Theresa nee Schrunk 04/05/1849 01/23/1926 lot 20; w/o George; d/o Johnnes F. & Josephine (Haman)
Schrank, Benjamin   01/03/1853 age 1y 1m 22d; s/o J.F. & I. Schrank
Schrunk, John Frederick 02/01/1802 02/20/1891 lot 33; h/o Josephine
Schrunk, Josephine nee Haman   07/05/1863 age 44y 3m 15d; w/o J.F. Schrunk [she has 2 gravestones - surname spelled Shrank & Schrunk]
Schrunk, Josiphene 07/15/1871 07/17/1871 d/o T.F. & Lucetta
Schrunk, William C. 05/12/1864 10/16/1865 s/o John F. & Ecelia
Schrunk, William H. 08/22/1869 08/28/1869 s/o T.F. & Lucetta
Scott, Janet 1846 1870 lot 33
Scott, Jesse 1868 1872  
Scott, H.W. 1868 1925 lot 33
Sheffield, Sarah J. nee Bolsinger 1871 1941 d/o Harvey & Eliza (Hoover)
Shrank, Josephine nee Haman   07/05/1863 Note: same person as Josephine Schrunk. Age 44y 3m 15d; w/o J.F. Shrank [she has 2 gravestones - surname spelled Shrank & Schrunk]
Sickels, Adam 1864 1942 h/o Sarah; s/o John H. & Hannah J. (Ingles)
Sickel, Norman Miles 10/17/1909 10/17/1909 s/o Adam & Sarah; Dates are "best guess"
Sickels, Sarah A. nee Kauffman 10/11/1862 10/17/1909 lot 19; w/o Adam
Sickels, William 10/19/1901 10/03/1973  
Sickles, Chauncy H. 1872 1921 lot 50; s/o Daniel E. & Eliza A.
Sickles, Shirley A.   11/14/1937 age 43y; s/o Adam & Sarah; Iowa, Pvt US Army, WWI
Smith, Andrew Jackson 'John'' 02/01/1851 01/01/1939 h/o Elizabeth; s/o Samuel & Elizabeth 'Betsy' (Walker)
Smith, Elizabeth nee Kauffman 05/23/1852 12/31/1928 w/o A.J.
Smith, H. A. 1851   lot 51
Springer, David Wm.   03/23/1862 Aged 7m 7d; s/o J. & Julia A.
Torrey, Donald S. 05/05/1915 05/19/1999 h/o Katherine; M-Sgt, U.S. Army, WWII
Torrey, Edward Nathan 1873 1926 lot 31; h/o Mary Anna; s/o Wm. Henry & Emily A. (Springer)
Torrey, Johnie E. 04/04/1903 11/08/1904 s/o Edward & M.
Torrey, Katherine 1916 06/06/1996 w/o Donald
Torrey, Mary Anna nee Moser 1877 1918 lot 31; w/o Edward N.; d/o Jacob & Mary C. (Grimm)
Torrey, Russell W. 08/26/1906 10/03/1907 s/o E. & M.
Turner, Alice H. 04/10/1900 10/05/1900 d/o W.B. & S.J.
Turner, Wesley B. 05/31/1869 03/12/1900 lot 24
Voss, Aloyus H. 05/10/1921 10/09/1977 s/o Herman & Mary K. (Sickels); Tec 5 US Army, WWII
Voss, Burdette W. 07/21/1918 11/06/1967 Iowa, PFC US Army WWII
Voss, Chester Lavern 01/09/1924 04/17/2001 s/o Herman & Mary K.; US Army Air Forces, A2C US Air Force, WWII, Korea
Voss, Herman M. 09/23/1874 11/12/1965 h/o Mary K.; s/o Henry & Elizabeth (Osterman)
Voss, Mary Kathryn nee Sickels 08/30/1896 12/17/1940 w/o Herman; d/o Adam & Sarah (Kaufmann)
Walters, Richard Dale 02/20/1926 03/06/1926 s/o Dale & Margaret (Bray)
Ward, Jane nee Kauffman 1850 1920 lot 42; w/o Thomas; d/o John B. & Sarah A. (Brotzman)
Ward, Thomas Henry 04/08/1848 08/04/1923 lot 42; h/o Jane
Wellman, Mada nee Ward 1870 1937 w/o K.C.; d/o Thomas H. & Mary 'Jane' (Kauffman)
Wellman, Kit Carson 1872 1949 h/o Mada
Welsh, Gari   05/13/1969 Note: name may be Welsh Gari
Wiltse, Edna nee Bolsinger 1881 1907  

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Lot # Plot Owners (unknown date)
9 Bolsinger, Stanley
10 Buchheim, Laura - Bolsinger, Laura
11  
12 Grose, Anton
13 Stabler, Charles
14 Knickerbocker, Clem
15 Rosensweig, Fred - Edwin
16 Voss
17 Voss, Aloyus
18 Sickles, Shirley - Parks
19 Bolsinger, Charlie and Nellie
20  
21 Radabaugh, Robert - Jackie
22 Bolsinger, Perry Jack - Meyer, Irma
23 Sickles, Adam
24 Smith, Theresa
25 Kauffman, Rudolph
26 Kauffman, John - Haines, Albert and Eva
27 Kauffman, Irwin
28 Turner
29  
30 Bolsinger, Harvey - Louisa
31 Hook, Harry and Malinda - Bolsinger, Frank & Alta
32 Moser, Jacob - Franks, W. W.
33 Jeffers, E. G.
34  
35 Moser, Nick
36 Kauffman, Susan
37 Torrey, Ed
38 Franks, W. W. and Helen
39 McKinley, Scott - Schrunk, T. F.
40 Jeffers, E. E.
41 Mosley
42 Bolsinger, Earl
43 Ingles, W. M.
44  
45 Taken
46 Taken
47 Miller, Leonard - Miller, May Apr 9, 1965
48 Miller, M. C.
49 Billmeyer, Joe and Anne; Billmeyer, Susie
50 Ward, Thomas
51 Taken
52 Miller, C. H.
53  
54 Ingles, Wm. - Bolsinger, John and Ella
55 Ingles - Brown, Mrs. F.
56 Taken
57 Miller, G. H. taken Coates, Dick Smith, Jack
58 Taken
59 Ward
60 Bolsinger, Jack and Mina - Sickles, Chauncy
61 Smith, Jack and Lib
62 Grose, Henry and Lena Grose, Lavina and Joe
63  
64 Bolsinger, Joseph
65 Craige, Curtis - Bolsinger, Joseph - Walters
66 Smothers - Walters

~plot owners source: plot of Bolsinger cemetery, date unknown
~submitted by Charlene Barnhart (deceased)
~notes:
This is a listing of plot owners (not necessarily a list of who is buried in the plot). According to the plat there are 10 lots that run north and south and rows running east and west. The book says lots 1-8 are empty but doesn't indicate on which end.

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