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


Clayton Cemetery
Clayton Twp. , Section 2 NE/NW



Photograph by Reid R. Johnson, July 2015

J-Y and Unknown
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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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Name Birth Death Comments
Jacobs, Freeman 1863 1945 h/o Paulina
Jacobs, George Raymond 01/09/1922 02/12/1922 s/o Freeman & Paulina
Jacobs, Mary Jane     infant d/o Freeman & Paulina
Jacobs, Paulina nee Pesch / Poesch 01/23/1882 04/28/1929 d/o Henry & Clara (Millinghausen); w/o Freeman
Jerome, Eliza M. nee Enslow 11/04/1826 05/16/1912 w/o James G.
Jerome, James G. 08/20/1819 03/14/1869 h/o Eliza M.
Johnson, Donald H. 'Shorty' 06/08/1925 03/30/1994 h/o Catherine Jungling; s/o Byron & Hazel (Judd); U.S. Army, WWII
Johnson, Johana      
Johnson, Ole      
Jones, Clara nee Bell 02/25/1879 06/19/1959 w/o George (d. 01/01/1959); she died in New Mexico
Jones, Dean Olis 03/01/1915 10/06/1971 h/o Erma; s/o Clarence & Coye (Wise)
Jones, Erma B. nee Vanderpoolen 1918 2003 w/o Dean
Jones, Mabel      
Jones, Willis N. 'Willie'   11/11/1903 aged 72y
Jorgenson, Charles   07/10/1908 age 18y; drowned, identity unkn. when buried in Clayton cem. then ID'ed by mother after exhumation; reburied with "the expectation of removing it to Chicago as soon as circumstances would permit it."
Keehler, John      
Keen, Adam 1821 04/07/1882 h/o Catherine
Keen, Hattie      
Keen, Catherine 01/01/1821 01/04/1896 w/o Adam
Keen, Lydia 1822 1857  
Keller, Irving Robert 11/22/1908 08/02/1992 U.S. Army, WWII
Keller, Mary nee Smull 05/01/1896 01/31/1992 Army Nurse Corps, WWI
King, Henry   1942  
King, Sarah      
Kitto, daughter   11/??/1925 d/o Joe
Knight, Libbie nee Adams 09/03/1880 09/03/1922 w/o John J.; d. in Neenah, WI
Kochans, Wilhelmina      
Koehn, Teddy Lee 1948 1948  
Kraus, Anton 1826 03/08/1897 Smasal lot
Kraus, Catherine      
Kraus, Lorenz 1811 1892 Smasal lot
Kriebs, Caroline      
Kriebs, Louisa      
Kuehl, Barbara Sue nee Schlesselman 01/14/1942 07/29/1997 w/o Billy R.; d/o Orville & Wanda
Kuehl, Billy Ray 11/12/1932 09/25/2002 h/o Barbara; delayed burial on 05/10/2003 following his body donation to the Deeded Body Program, U of Iowa; U.S. Navy, Korean war veteran
Kuempel, Christian H. 01/21/1824 05/03/1900 h/o Marie
Kuempel, Marie Eva nee Knoebel 05/27/1821 09/05/1898 w/o Christian; Note: DOD may be 9/3/1898
Kuhse, Gustav   10/05/1961 Age 77y; h/o Sarah
Kurdelmeier, Ella      
Lape, Otto   06/04/1889 5y 6m 4d; s/o Charles
Leibrant, Mary      
Liers, child      
Liers, Caroline nee Venus 02/24/1854 04/17/1946 w/o Frank H.; d/o Joseph
Liers, Frank Henry SR 03/04/1847 03/12/1926 h/o Caroline; s/o Frank & Louise (Ehrhardt)
Liers, Frank Henry JR 06/05/1878 03/22/1967 2nd h/o Nora (Powers) Baker (d. 02/1948); s/o Frank & Caroline
Liers, Josephine M. 1875 1955 d/o Frank & Caroline
Liers, Louise M. RN 08/14/1887 09/14/1983 d/o Frank & Caroline; body donated for medical research, cremains buried Oct 1984; Red Cross nurse, WWI, served in France
Liers, Max M. 12/31/1881 03/03/1916 s/o Frank & Caroline
Linder, infant      
Lippert, Emma nee Smasal 12/22/1868 07/29/1944 w/o George; d/o W.A.
Lippert, George 1862 1927 h/o Emma
Litchfield, Warnie   ?/30/1887  
Lloyd / Loyd, S.      
Lloyd / Loyd, W.      
Lloyd / Loyd, John   04/??/1900 died in West Union
Lossing, Addie 1885 1887 s/o Charles & Carrie
Lossing, Addison     see John Addison below
Lossing, Carrie nee Freeman 09/07/1860 04/06/1895 w/o Charles J.
Lossing, Carrie M. 1882 02/??/1960 d/o Charles & Carrie; died in Dubuque
Lossing, Charles John 1845 1925 h/o Carrie; s/o John B. & Emma
Lossing, Emma nee Teffry or Triffry 1818 1860 1st w/o John B.
Lossing, Henrietta 'Hetty' nee Phillipson 10/13/1836 07/13/1895 or 1897 2nd w/o John B.
Lossing, Janet 1889 1895 d/o Charles & Carrie
Lossing, John Addison 1867 08/10/1884 s/o John B. & Hetty
Lossing, John Benson 04/20/1816 08/15/1905 h/o Emma & Hetty
Lotus, H. - - no dates are visible on the stone, engraved under the name is 50 or 80 yrs.
Luers, Henry J. 10/16/1856 02/10/1954 s/o Herman, one of the founders of the Communia Colony; Henry was the last survivor of the original colony
Luers, Louise C. nee Venus 07/13/1856 08/27/1945 w/o Henry; d/o Louis Venus, one of the original 6 colonists who established the Communia Colony
Luers, Raymond Venus 10/14/1894 06/29/1947 U.S. Army, WWI
Maker, Charles      
Maker, Frank      
Maker, Marie      
May, John T. 04/30/1942 06/02/2013  
May, Ronald George 'Pondo' 09/05/1907 12/11/1997 h/o Sylvia J.
May, Sylvia Jane nee Sires 01/23/1908 08/24/1991 w/o Pondo
McGill, Nellie Mae nee Petit 03/26/1898 08/05/1930 w/o Ray W.; d/o John & Myrtle; died at Univ. Hosp., Iowa City
McGill, Raymond Wallace 01/19/1894 01/14/1957 h/o Nellie; s/o David & Caroline (Wirtzell)
Meder, Albertina nee Gurdy or Gade 04/30/1821 04/30/1877 w/o Fred
Meder, Frederick H. 'Fred' 10/22/1821 05/07/1901 h/o Albertina; one of the original members of the German colony at Communia
Meier, Carl J. 12/31/1838 07/21/1912 h/o Elisabeth Wille
Merrill, Ida M. nee Fry 09/15/1900 05/??/1922 w/o William; d/o Peter
Merrill, William 'Will' 1890 10/??/1924 h/o Ida; drowned in the Mississippi near Cassville, WI
Messner, child      
Meyer, Charles A. 06/16/1898 10/24/1978 h/o Helen
Meyer, Helen L. nee Bailey 03/08/1917 12/13/2005 w/o Charles
Millinghausen, Pauline nee Kruger 1821 1867  
Mohning, Keith F.J. 07/21/1936 12/10/2007 h/o Roylene; s/o Foster & Laura (Rodas)
Mohning, Roylene R. nee Hoth - - w/o Keith
Morrison, J.      
Morse, Barbara Ann Geiselman nee Bolsinger 02/05/1847 03/18/1913 1st h/ Joseph Geiselman, 2nd h/ Harmon Morse/Morris
Morse, Harmon / Hiram / Hurmon 06/17/1838 03/23/1910 spelling of name varies with the record (Morris or Morse); h/o Barbara; Union army, teamster, Civil War
Murphy, William 04/12/1858 04/11/1919  
Olds, son      
Olds, Marcus Mrs.      
Olson, Edwin W. 1893 11/??/1966 h/o Ruth
Olson, Ruth F. nee Crawford 1898 1994 w/o Edwin
Osthoff, Edward SR 1874 1952 h/o Frances
Osthoff, Frances Elizabeth nee Broessel 10/19/1887 1959 2nd w/o Edward; d/o John & Elizabeth
Osthoff, Louise / Louisa 08/27/1871 05/20/1909 1st w/o Edward
Osthoff, Vivian 03/03/1921 10/06/1988 d/o Ed & Francis
Ousley, George 05/??/1853 04/07/1870 s/o Isaac & Sarah
Ousley, Isaac 08/06/1822 08/23/1908 h/o Sarah
Ousley, Sarah nee Bunston 01/29/1825 07/21/1906 w/o Isaac
Ousley, Sarah Jane 02/04/1864 08/06/1864 d/o Isaac & Sarah
Pesch / Poesch, Amy Alice nee Wood 03/28/1897 02/27/1916 w/o Walter; d/o B. Wood; died at City Hospital, Moline, IL where she'd had surgery
Pesch, Christ 1859 1913 Crefred lot
Pesch, Clara nee Millinghausen 1857 1942 w/o Henry
Pesch, George 07/24/1862 12/??/1931 s/o Isabelle (Ruckdaschel) Pesch Crefred; ssa Charles Crefred, his half-brother
Pesch, Henry 1853 1919 h/o Clara
Pesch, William 1856 1922 Crefred lot
Pieper, Ada 1909 1969 w/o Duluth
Pieper, Duluth 1896 1955 h/o Ada
Pieper, Edward   1955 s/o Herman & Sophia
Pieper, Ella     gravestone has no dates; she may be a child
Pieper, Helena Adeline      
Pieper, Herman 05/14/1840 10/07/1914 h/o Sophia
Pieper, Sophia nee Hedeman   11/??/1928 w/o Herman
Pieper, Wilhelmina Marie 'Minnie' 08/18/1873 03/31/1961 d/o Herman & Sophie
Radatz, Dorothy A. 'Dottie' Heeger     buried w 1st h/ Oscar Heeger, 2nd h/ Arthur Radatz (d. 08/18/1960); see Dorothy Heeger
Rees, Christian   07/19/1863 aged 32y 5m 28d
Reinke, August   07/??/1898 drowned in the Mississippi river
Reynolds, Carrie      
Robinson, Adelade / Adelaide Catherine Chewning nee Woods 11/15/1865 03/21/1942 1st h/John Alonzo Chewning (d. 5/28/1888), 2nd h/Winthrop Robinson; d/o John & Phoebe (Putnam)
Robinson, Elizabeth 1825 1913 w/o William
Robinson, Orville Asbury 09/01/1892 04/01/1909 s/o W.A & Adelaide
Robinson, William 1831 12/31/1886 h/o Elizabeth
Robinson, Winthrop A. 'Bud' 10/16/1855 03/28/1934 1st w/Caroline Fullbright (d. 1888), 2nd w/Adelaide (Woods) Chewning
Roeth, Amanda D.      
Rugnitz, Carl Theodore 01/27/1822 08/14/1882 h/o Johanna Mary
Rugnitz, Christian F. 11/03/1847 12/19/1865  
Rugnitz, Johanna Mary nee Meder 09/17/1822 12/12/1877 w/o Carl
Rugnitz, Walter 02/17/1884 01/07/1885 s/o August & Josie
Ruktaschel / Ruckdaschel, Chris ca1872 07/12/1919 s/o George & Elizabeth; died in Cheyenne, WY
Ruktaschel, Elizabeth Rinkert 05/28/1843 02/25/1914 w/o 1st Geo. Ruktaschel, 2nd George Rinkert
Ruktaschel, George 09/05/1838 04/07/1877 1st h/o Elizabeth
Ruktaschel, Margaret 1807 ?/29/1885 73y 7m ?d; w/o Wm
Ruktaschel, Willhelm 1807 11/201870 h/o Margaret
Ruktaschel / Ruckdaschel, William 1868 02/??/1938 s/o George & Elizabeth; d. in Cheyenne, WY
Rus, Christian 1832 1864 h/o Rosina
Schmidt, Else Emma nee Butschky 04/10/1902 12/21/1999 w/o Robert
Schmidt, Robert Karl 07/12/1899 03/16/1967 h/o Else; died in Valparaiso, IN
Schuetz, Anna A.   10/18/1967 Age 78y
Schultz, Arnold F. 06/02/1925 12/06/1995 h/o Donna; s/o Frank & Alma (Schumacher); U.S. Army, WWII
Schultz, Donna G. nee Fischer / Fisher 04/09/1928 11/13/1988 w/o Arnold; d/o Victor & Naomi (Hinrichs)
Schultz, Frank      
Schultz, son   06/0?/1978 infant s/o Craig & Carol
Schumacker, Emma 1863 1886 22 yrs; d/o A. & ?
Seipple, child      
Seipple, child      
Seipple, ???      
Seipple, Mike   02/??/1930 died at Dubuque
Sharp, Frank      
Sharp, Margaret 08/??/1829 12/18/1903 w/o Henry
Smasal, Anna 1801 1880  
Smasal, Anna nee Schoepf 1844 1922 w/o Wenzel
Smasal, Catharine   12/26/1880 aged 79y
Smasal, Leonard J. 04/09/1866 09/23/1906 s/o Wenzel & Anna
Smasal, Lorenz     no dates on stone
Smasal, Margret 09/06/1867 01/31/1915  
Smasal, Wenzel 12/08/1839 03/01/1902 h/o Anna
Smice, Martha J.   10/21/1860 w/o Jacob; age 31y
Smith, Lucille E. 'Lu' nee Hansel 03/05/1918 08/05/1989 w/o Eugene; d/o Harry & Lucille (Nolte)
Smith, Mary E. nee Davis 1831 06/28/1856 aged 25y; w/o Frank; d/o Timothy & Agnes
Smith, Minnie   1875 infant
Soles, Chester 1851 - the DOD is no longer legible or was never engraved on the stone
Soles, Lewis C. 1882 1919  
Soles, Philinda 1855 1927  
Spear, Edward G. 01/02/1941 08/06/2005 h/o Marilyn
Spear, Marilyn J. nee Hare - - w/o Edward
Spiker, Dorothy Loretta nee Meyer 08/07/1934 12/05/1996 1st h/James W. Spiker, 2nd h/Roy Christopher; she is buried w/1st husb.; d/o Ewald & Myrtle (Brown)
Spiker, Edna Caroline 07/22/1900 08/30/1983 d/o John W. & Ethel L.
Spiker, Ethel Leona nee Knott /Nott 05/22/1881 01/21/1954 w/o John
Spiker, James Wesley 05/20/1908 06/19/1973 1st h/o Dorothy; s/o John & Ethel
Spiker, Mathew James   03/26/1980 s/o Beverly; grandson of Dorothy & Roy Christopher & James Spiker Sr. (deceased)
Spiker, Wesley Allen 07/07/1965 08/26/2012 s/o James & Dorothy
Stamm, August 03/07/1822 06/09/1903 h/o Theresa
Stamm, August JR 08/22/1857 03/12/1863  
Stamm, Marie 12/29/1855 10/29/1858  
Stamm, Theresa 11/07/1826 02/17/1905 w/o August
Stearns, Charles D.     h/o Sadie
Stearns, Fred 1862 11/18/1889 age 27y
Stearns, Nancy nee Gambrel 09/15/1825 07/05/1901 w/o William
Stearns, Sarah 'Sadie' nee Beacom 06/12/1863 or 1868 07/10/1908 w/o C.D.
Stearns, William C. 1820 02/03/1896 h/o Nancy
Stearns, William E. 'Ed' 10/07/1852 01/22/1896 h/o Belle Solem
Steck, Frank Lister      
Steeman, Henry   11/24/1966 Age 77y
Streeter, Edith Mae 1927 1927  
Streeter, Joseph A. 10/03/1898 06/16/1931 World War I veteran
Streeter, Robert 1922 1985  
Streeter, Wallie     may be same person as Walter E.
Streeter, Walter E. 1925 1932 may be same person as Wallie
Szemkus, Henry R. 08/31/1912 07/08/1982 h/o Stella; s/o Otto & Louise (Rudolph)
Szemkus, John Henry 07/21/1944 07/17/2007 h/o Linda; s/o Henry & Stella (Pieper); U.S. Air Force Veteran
Szemkus, Linda Caroline nee Thoma - - w/o John H.
Szemkus, Rudy - - infant s/o Henry & Stella, died at birth
Szemkus, Stella L. nee Pieper 12/27/1920 12/27/2003 w/o Henry R.; d/o William & Suzanna (Stein), raised by Theodore & Alma Hetz from age 9 to adult
Tackman, Ervin Arthur 05/11/1932 07/12/2011 h/o Joann (Freese) Entner; U.S. Army Veteran, Korean war
Tappa, Andrew      
Thorpe, Fred A. 1873 1943 h/o Nellie
Thorpe, Nellie 1884 1930 w/o Fred
Tinkey, Adeline nee Wick 1866 1937 w/o Jake; there is no DOD engraved on the stone but Original Notices re: her estate appear in the Clayton County Register in late September 1937
Tinkey, Fred      
Tinkey, Jake 06/03/1854 08/25/1935 h/o Adeline; s/o Samuel
Tinkey, Samuel Eugene 07/09/1889 08/12/1918 s/o Jake & Adeline; originally buried in France, reinterred in Clayton cem. July 1921; died at Rouen, France, World War I
Tischler, 2 children      
Trunkey, infant      
Trunkey, Francis   06/12/1881 aged 70y 2m 8d
Tuecke, David Ervin 09/11/1956 06/07/1991 d/o Roland & Ruth (Tackman)
Venus, Joseph   10/??/1889 2 weeks; s/o Louis & Maggie
Venus, Margretha 'Maggie' nee Luers / Liers 02/21/1852 12/04/1889 w/o Louis
Vogelsang, Anna 11/04/1857 06/02/1872 d/o H. & R.
Vogelsang, Edward 02/10/1868 03/01/1872 s/o Hermann & Rebecca
Vogelsang, Margrethet     d/o H. & R.; dates illegible on stone
Walker, David 1861 1945 h/o Nellie
Walker, Nellie 1879 19-- w/o David; there is not a DOD engraved on her gravestone
Werb, Ada G. 09/01/1875 01/02/1910 w/o Harry; Note: DOD may be 1918
Werb, Harris 'Harry'   07/??/1916 drowned at Dubuque
Wickers, Irvin      
Wiggins, Frank      
Wildeboer, Bruno - - h/o Frances
Wildeboer, Frances E. 06/14/1928 02/20/1993 w/o Bruno
Wilker, Darlene nee Nydegger - - w/o Wm.
Wilker, William George 06/25/1931 01/06/2010 h/o Darlene; s/o William J. & Rosena (Lenth); Korean war veteran, U.S. Army paratrooper, 82nd Airborne Division
Woods, child      
Yohe, Donald R. 1919 2015 h/o Mary; s/o George & Elsie; U.S. Army, WWII; died in Chandler, AZ
Yohe, Elsie V. 1891 1954  
Yohe, George P. 1889 1936  
Yohe, Marcella Ruth 1926 1927  
Yohe, Mary Lee nee Adams 01/10/1929 03/12/2013 w/o Donald; d/o Arthur & Jane (Smull); died in Gilbert, AZ
Yohe, Virgil Arthur   1924  
unknown   08/15/1866 this stone is adjacent to Wilhelm Ruktaschel's gravestone so may be a Ruktaschel
unknown, ?Frederike     surname might end in KER
unknown, Albert     no surname or dates on the stone; it is near Frye family markers, so may be a Frye

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