IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 12/17/2015


Clayton Cemetery
Clayton Township, Section 2 NE/NW


Photograph by Reid R. Johnson, July 2015

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Sources:
~The original file, containing only names & no dates, was contributed by Karen Lammers - her source is unknown
~WPA records, transcribed by Phyllis Montour
~Gravestone inscriptions. Note! Many of the dates & names shown below are from difficult to read inscriptions, researchers should expect unintentional errors and should verify the information.
~Obituaries, newspaper articles, and other as credited

Gravestone photos have been contributed for this cemetery - View gravestone photos for Clayton cemetery
Obituaries have been contributed for some of the people buried in the Clayton cemetery - Clayton county Obituary Board

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Clayton Cemetery Association

A cemetery association was organized in July 1916 with the following officers elected: president, James McGuire; secretary, Mrs. Mae Beckett; Treasurer, Mrs. Kate Bothmer. Committee members: Mrs. A.M. Smasal, Mrs. Kate Randall and Mary Crefeld.

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Name Birth Death Comments
Adams, Abigail 1855 1936  
Adams, Angeline      
Adams, Ann Eliza   1854?  
Adams, Arthur M. 03/11/1885 02/??/1965 h/o Jane; s/o Moses H. & Abigail (Gregory)
Adams, Dixie      
Adams, Donna M. nee Knapp 05/24/1932 02/06/2015 w/o Stanley
Adams, Jane nee Smull 1893 10/??/1981 w/o Arthur
Adams, Rosa     gravestone broken, dates illegible
Adams, Stanley John 02/11/1927 01/06/1998 h/o Donna; s/o Arthur & Jane; U.S. Navy, South Pacific, WWII
Allen, Carrie      
Alt, Katherina nee Haan 'Kate' 12/08/1849 01/16/1910 death certificate # 22-01395: Catherina was born Lancaster, WI; w/o Herman T., married 03/28/1870. Her mother's name was Caterina Knapp (1832-1851?) born in Germany & lived in Lancaster; the mother died two years after Catherina was born.- from Loretta Thompson Feb. 2007
Alt, Charles 1883 01/??/1924 s/o Herman & Kate; d. in Davenport, IA
Alt, Herman T. 05/27/1837 09/09/1925 h/o Katherina; s/o John
Alt, Louis 1876 02/??/1911 s/o Herman & Kate; died at Independence
Anderson, Clara      
Anderson, Hettie B. 1883 1929 buried in the Beckett lot
Anderson, Gulbrand 03/17/1796 03/10/1901 h/o Marthia Pedersdatter
Baack, Alma 1887 03/09/1889 2 y/o d/o Henry
Baack, Friederika 1857 1887 ssa Alma
Backus, John     Note: burial may be in Garnavillo
Bailey, Clifford T. 'Cliff' 04/20/1934 03/15/2008 h/o Linda; s/o Henry C. & Jeannette
Bailey, Henry Casper 'Cad' 09/15/1889 07/12/1958 h/o Jeanette; veteran
Bailey, Jeanette N. nee Mead 01/15/1894 08/23/1968 w/o Henry C.
Bailey, Linda nee Churchill - - w/o Cliff
Bailey, Ray     infant
Bailey, Raymond L. 03/21/1919 03/28/1997 U.S. Army, World War II veteran; s/o Henry C. & Jeannette
Bailey, Robert LeRoy 1913 10/11/1958 s/o Henry & Jeanette; died in the Oakdale Sanitorium of TB
Balk, Andrew C. 'Andy' 11/30/1916 03/13/1986 h/o Anna; s/o William & Mary (Moeller); U.S. Army, WWII
Balk, Andrew George 03/17/1948 06/01/209 s/o Andrew C. & Anna; U.S. Navy, Vietnam
Balk, Anna M. nee Cuchna 05/17/1929 02/23/2003 w/o Andrew; d/o James & Mary (Cecka)
Balk, Jeffrey L. 'Jeff' 10/13/1959 09/06/2011 h/o Lorrie
Balk, Lorrie J. nee Kinkead - - w/o Jeff
Ballow, Eldridge H.   08/12/1847 aged 5m; s/o J.M. & Mary
Bass, George R. 1858 1927 h/o Mary
Bass, Harry Leopoid 06/07/1885 05/14/1960  
Bass, Mary M. 1859 1942 w/o George
Bates, Eugene M. 02/03/1914 01/10/1989 h/o Gerry
Bates, Geraldine 'Gerry' nee Robertson 09/24/1913 03/08/1987 w/o Eugene; d/o George & Myrtle (Henderson)
Baumer, Herman H. 07/31/1850 05/08/1932 was the Clayton cemetery sexton for many years
Beacom, Saddie     see Sadie Stearns
Beaty, Ellen nee Beckett 09/02/1869 04/08/1935 w/o James; d/o Peter W. & Elizabeth; died in Rockford, Ill.
Beaty, James H. 1858 1926 or 1927 h/o Ellen
Beckett, Albert   07/04/1896 age 9y; s/o Fred & Bessie; drowned
Beckett, Bessie nee Robinson 1862 1949 w/o Fred
Beckett, Charlotte Ann 02/04/1820 10/10/1894 w/o Peter
Beckett, Clara      
Beckett, Fred 1857 1908 h/o Bessie; s/o Peter & Mary
Beckett, George     s/o Fred & Bessie; Note: burial may be in the Garnavillo City cemetery
Beckett, Grace Blanche nee Chewning 12/10/1884 11/11/1965 w/o Samuel; d/o Alonzo & Adelaide (Woods)
Beckett, John F. or John T. 1850 1925 s/o Peter & Mary
Beckett, Mae/May Elizabeth nee Miller 02/06/1856 12/04/1930 w/o S.W.; d/o V.R. Miller
Beckett, Mary Elizabeth nee Childress / Childers 06/20/1845 01/21/1915 w/o Peter Wm
Beckett, Oscar 1882 03/07/1902  
Beckett, Peter William 01/21/1847 09/04/1934 h/o Mary E.; DOB may be 1851
Beckett, Samuel S.      
Beckett, Samuel Peter 'Sam' 04/15/1874 02/02/1943 h/o Grace; s/o William
Beckett, S.W. 'Sam' 1845 1941 h/o May
Beckett, William H.     s/o Peter & Mary
Beetem, Earl Le Roy 03/28/1918 06/06/1934 s/o Wm. & Edith; died in the CCC camp near Worthington, IA
Beetem, Edith nee Bean   11/??/1918 w/o William
Beetem, Floyd Lewis 08/07/1907 06/09/1973 2nd h/o Lela; s/o Will & Edith; Illinois, Tec-4, U.S. Army, WWII
Beetem, H.H. 1863 1944  
Beetem, Hugh      
Beetem, Lela Evelyn Keddo nee Frye     1st h/ unkn. Keddo, 2nd h/ Floyd Beetem; d/o Theodor & Bertha (Rademacher)
Beetem, Ralph      
Beetem, William T. 'Will' 1867 1945 h/o Edith
Belote, David E.   08/22/1854 age 22
Bishop, Elmer Franklin 07/09/1879 03/29/1939 1st w/ unkn., 2nd w/ Evelyn Tinkey; s/o Frank & Priscilla
Bishop, son     infant s/o Elmer & Evelyn
Blake, Anna 1879 01/03/1898 see Anna Elder
Blake, Augustus 1830   h/o Nancy; DOD is not engraved on his stone
Blake, Caroline A. nee Seippel 10/04/1873 05/??/1937 w/o William; d/o J.M.
Blake, Charles 1877 1948 h/o Dorothy
Blake, Donald      
Blake, Dorothy 1877 19-- w/o Charles; DOD is not engraved on the gravestone
Blake, Edward L. 1884 1918  
Blake, Margaret nee Hoskins 02/07/1903 12/??/1983  
Blake, Marion E. 01/10/190? 01/1913  
Blake, Nancy Jane nee Hafford 09/30/1841 10/23/1901 w/o Augustus
Blake, Stephen A. 1865 1925  
Blake, William H. 10/28/1874 11/02/1952 h/o Caroline; s/o Augustus & Nancy
Bothmer, Caroline nee Loescher 08/24/1832 01/22/1911 w/o Henry
Bothmer, Christ     infant
Bothmer, Christopher W. 'Christ' 10/05/1863 02/??/1929 h/o Mary Glynn; s/o Henry F.W.; died in Dubuque
Bothmer, Clyde     infant
Bothmer, Henry C. Jr. 1859 1927  
Bothmer, Henry F. W. SR 1813 09/23/1893 h/o Caroline
Bothmer, Katherine nee Specht 07/20/1864 08/17/1937  
Bothmer, Marguerite   ca1888/1890 infant d/o Christopher & Mary
Brown, adopted daughter   1909 "The little adopted daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Brown was buried in the Clayton cemetery Thursday morning of last week." Guttenberg Press, 4/9/1909
Brown, Addison Ford   1853 or 1863 s/o J.A. & R.S.
Brown, Frank   10/17/1853 aged 8m 11d; s/o J.A. & R.S.
Buhlman, infant      
Buhlman, Bertha 10/24/1882 03/21/1883 ssa Julius
Buhlman, Julius 03/26/188? 04/11/1888 ssa Bertha
Buhlman, Margaritha / Margretha nee Smasal 1847 01/21/1884  
Betum, Edith Mae 1883 11/13/1918  
Burley, Carl E. 06/02/1934 09/14/1992 h/o Patricia
Burley, Patricia A. - - w/o Carl
Butts, Katherine / Catherine 1824 01/04/1866 aged ?y 8m 19d; w/o W.F.
Butts, Mary 1844 1872  
Carl, Tom      
Chestnut, Jake      
Chewning, George 1885 09/17/1927 d/o Alonzio & Adelaide (Woods); buried in the Robinson lot with his mother Adelaide & stepfather Winthrop Robinson
Chewning, Grace     see Grace Beckett
Christ, Fredrich   10/04/1866 5m 27d; s/o Lorenz & Katherine
Christ, Jacob 09/23/1867 10/21/1892 s/o Lorenz & ?Rosina
Christ, Katherine 1838 1866 w/o Lorenz
Christopher, Dorothy Loretta Spiker nee Meyer 08/07/1934 12/05/1996 buried w/1st husband; see Dorothy Spiker for more info.
Christopher, Roy Harry 03/29/1921 08/16/1994 2nd h/o Dorothy; s/o John & Addie (Brehmer); U.S. Army, WWII
Clark, Franklin      
Clark, Sophia 1844 1865  
Cole, Raymond      
Cox, Francis A.   01/10/1855  
Crawford, Anna 1868 1925 w/o E.J.
Crawford, Edgar J. 05/01/1869 09/06/1940 h/o Anna; s/o James & Elizabeth
Crawford, Elizabeth nee Gregory 10/19/1850 03/09/1904 w/o James
Crawford, James H.M. 11/24/1843 05/30/1901  
Crefeld, Charles 03/26/1870 12/08/1929 s/o Hubert & Isabel; ssa George Pesch, his half-brother
Crefeld, Herbert 05/08/1830 12/11/1903 2nd h/o Isabel
Crefeld, Isabel Pesch nee Ruckdaschel 1832 1911 1st h/ unkn Pesch, 2nd h/ Hubert Crefeld
Crefeld, Mary 1872 1945 d/o Hubert & Isabel
Dausener, Anna Marie 1857 1858 d/o Philip
Dausener, Anna Marie 10/13/1861 10/11/1862 d/o Philip
Dausener, Auguste 08/16/1864 10/13/1865 s/o Philip
Dausener, Philip 07/28/1822 08/16/1879  
Davis, Nancy A. 1798 05/12/1857 w/o Timothy
DeLorimier, Joseph   06/??/1863 DOD is 'best guess'
DeLorimier, Verneuie / Vermenil 1805 08/21/1871  
DePew, John   05/24/1858 aged 12y 2m
Duff, Elizabeth E. 1874 1928  
Duwe, George L. 07/12/1864 09/??/1897 h/o Bessie L. McCoskery; s/o Wm. & Mary; died of Bright's Disease
Duwe, Mary Ann nee Osterdock   08/??/1929 w/o William
Duwe, William A. 03/28/1843 10/23/1930 h/o Mary; s/o George & Frederika
Eggelston, Alice      
Elder, Anna nee Blake 12/10/1879 01/03/1898 w/o J.W. Elder, they married 11/8/1897; died at home of her parents in Clayton
Ellsworth, Louise      
Fettes, Jennie   12/09/1865 aged 2y 10m; d/o George & Barbara
Fischer, William     infant
Fischer, son   01/??/1907 5 y/o s/o George, died of diptheria
Fischer, Naomi Bertha nee Henrichs 10/11/1908 09/29/1985 w/o Victor; d/o Edward & Malitta (Lebeck)
Fischer, Victor 07/25/1902 06/10/1978 h/o Naomi; s/o Henry J. & Clara (McNeil)
Flower, Gilbert Lorenzo 08/22/1851 02/17/1909 h/o Marinna
Flower, John T. 09/29/1881 03/05/1925 s/o Gilbert & Marinna
Flower, Marinna nee Lossing 05/15/1847 09/02/1922 w/o Gilbert
Franz, Christina 05/14/1848 06/12/1909 w/o George
Franz, George A. SR 09/26/1846 08/02/1917 h/o Christina
Franz, William P. 08/02/1884 02/10/1925  
Freese, Henry   02/18/1981 h/o Irene V.
Freese, infant son   1934 s/o Henry & Irene (Yohe)
Freese, Irene Viola nee Yohe 06/11/1915 02/27/2012 w/o Henry; d/o George & Elsie (Luther)
Freund, Christopher 10/22/1822 07/18/1889 h/o Mary
Freund, Frank 1860 05/24/1884 age 24y 8d; s/o Christ & Anna; died of consumption
Freund, Mary Ann nee Dill 01/09/1822 03/22/1905 w/o Christopher
Fry, Lloyd E. 06/18/1893 03/1977 s/o Frank & Olive; WWI veteran
Frye, infant   1930 s/o George & Marguerite
Frye, Arthur Edwin 1902 12/24/1944 h/o Geneva; s/o Peter & Cecelia
Frye, Cecelia Marie nee Hilgers 07/02/1871 06/06/1941 w/o Peter
Frye, Clarence Earl 04/06/1890 01/28/1954 s/o Peter & Cecelia; U.S. Army, 66th Depot SVC Co. ASC, WWI
Frye, Geneva Leona nee Erickson 09/12/1908 06/28/1999 w/o Arthur; d/o Edward & Mattie (Sponem); died in Phoenix, AZ
Frye, Jill Ursula   1975  
Frye, John SR      
Frye, John Peter 'Jack' 11/02/1896 10/22/1974 h/o Lucille
Frye, Kenneth F. 05/20/1931 02/13/1997 h/o Mary; s/o John & Lucille; U.S. Army, Korea
Frye, Loyed E. 1893 1977 U.S. Army, WWI
Frye, Lucille Frances nee Beckett 03/18/1901 11/16/1992 w/o John P.; d/o Fred & Elizabeth (Robinson)
Frye, Margaret M. 'Mary' - - w/o Kenneth
Frye, Mary Ursel nee Schmidt     w/o Kenneth; d/o Robert K.
Frye, Peter Rufus 1869 1938 h/o Cecelia
Fulcomer, Lydia S. 06/17/1864 01/06/1867 d/o Michael & Ragnilde (Olson)
Fulcomer, Mary E. 01/13/1866 01/??/1867 d/o Michael & Ragnilde (Olson)
Gales, Louis      
German, Frank      
Gilbert, Bert 1881 1947 h/o Mamie
Gilbert, Mamie C. nee Essex 05/05/1883 12/30/1971 w/o Bert
Glotfelty, A. Jane nee Payseur 09/18/1930 04/27/2009 w/o Robert
Glotfelty, Robert W. - - h/o A. Jane
Gregory, Kathryn      
Griest, Elisha 09/21/1820 07/25/1900 h/o Rebecah
Griest, Estella   ?1878 d/o Elisha & Rebecah
Griest, Rebecah nee Cook 1824 01/13/1912 w/o Elisha
Grinnell, Caroline 04/06/1826 01/04/1872 "Mother"
Grinnell, George   06/13/1863 aged 21y 2m 10d; s/o John & Caroline
Grinnell, John      
Grinnell, Mary 1814 or 1841 1872  
Gruenzius, Ida E.   ?1858 age 8m; d/o J.B. & ?.E.
Gruenzius, Maria M.   04/31/1856 age 8d; d/o J.B. & ?.E.
Grundeman, John J. 'Slim' 07/27/1909 05/25/1978 s/o John D. & Agatha (Dyck)
Hagensick, Freda      
Hansel, Harry Jayson 01/21/1891 11/14/1969 h/o Lucille
Hansel, Ivan E. 08/16/1913 12/07/1968 h/o Virginia; s/o Harry & Lucille; riverboat Captain
Hansel, Lucille nee Nolte 03/11/1891 02/12/1976 w/o Harry; d/o William & Julia (Zapf)
Hansel, Virginia nee Kumm 09/22/1918 08/08/2000 w/o Ivan
Harvey, Harold / Harlie   1915 s/o Harry & Lucille
Harvey, Sara nee Funk 09/26/1881 11/05/1901 w/o Ernie J.; she died of cerebral meningitis "a young bride of only a few days." another obit says: "but two short weeks before, the young couple were joined in wedlock..."
Haeuschen, Anna Marie   09/19/1909  
Haeuschen, Anna Maria 1857 ?/06/1858 ssa Joseph
Haeuschen, Charles Albert 09/20/1867 03/07/1869 s/o John & Mary
Haeuschen, George Oliver 08/19/1862 03/14/1866 ssa Mary Ann
Haeuschen, John 07/04/1827 09/06/1899 1st w/ Mary Carver, 2nd w/ Mrs. Kieber
Haeuschen, Joseph 1860 07/17/1861 or 07/17/1864 ssa Anna Maria
Haeuschen, Mary Ann nee Carver 06/20/1830 06/11/1885 1st w/o John
Haeuschen, William 07/24/1861 08/08/1861 s/o John & Mary
Hauswirth, Louis 09/20/1874 11/28/1874  
Hawkins, John B. 1833 1872 h/o Emily Gibbens; Pvt. Co G, 1st IA Cav.
Hayes, Helen M. 12/08/1850 08/25/1905 w/o James
Hayes, James J.     h/o Helen
Hedeman, Jennie 1846 03/27/1871 w/o J.D.
Heeger, Dorothy Radatz nee Schultz 'Dottie' 10/22/1914 12/16/1964 1st h/ Oscar, 2nd h/ Arthur Radatz; d/o Frank & Alma (Schumacher), buried w/Oscar
Heeger, Oscar E. 1901 02/12/1970 1st h/o Dorothy
Heiller, Mathilda 1856 1885 w/o John
Herman, Sophia      
Hochhaus, Joachim 'Joseph' 12/28/1828 06/05/1899  
Hodge, E.M.     gravestone has no dates
Hodges, Francis 'Frank' 06/22/1844 04/18/1910 h/o Mary; s/o Cyrus & Ruey; Civil War, Co. C, 18th WI Vol.
Hodges, Mary Margaret nee DeLorimer 1845 1886 w/o Frank
Hodges, Vernueil F. 04/12/1868 05/09/1869 s/o Francis & Mary
Hogue, Cleva nee Haner     w/o Talton
Hogue, Talton     h/o Cleva
Hoskins, Emma nee Lossing 07/16/1880 10/22/1937 m. Oliver Hoskins (divorced)
Howe, Mrs. William   1875 2nd w/o Wm
Howe, William   12/15/1897  
Hulbert, Amasa 1830 01/27/1871 d/o Hiram & Mary
Hulbert, Herman      
Hulbert, Hiram 1805 11/19/1866 Aged 61y 10m 21d; h/o Mary
Hulbert, Mary nee Penny 10/07/1800 07/13/1880 w/o Hiram
Hurd, Lucy 1866 1896  
Hurd, Martha 1828 1892 w/o Sam
Hurd, Samuel 'Sam' 01/19/1833 01/20/1915 h/o Martha


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