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Communia Cemetery

Volga Twp - Sec 18 SE/NW
2 mi. north of Littleport on Co Hwy X3C (Grandview Rd)

Communia cemetery - photo by P. Peterson, 2005
Photograph by Phyllis Peterson

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Sources:
~original list of names was contributed by
Karen Lammers from an unknown source
~some dates & comments were added by Phyllis Montour from WPA cemetery records
~additional burials, dates & other info. from obituaries, gravestone inscriptions & newspapers by S. Ferrall, Clayton co. Coordinator

Name Birth Death Comments / SSA=Same stone as
Armbruster, Lydie nee Wentz   02/21/1894 aged 52y 1m 10d; w/o J. Armbruster
Armbruster, PH. Jacob 12/31/1839 08/09/1887  
Armbruster, Ralph E.   09/01/1887 aged 9m 13d
Baars, Fredericka nee Nehls   04/19/1872 aged 41y
Baars, William   10/04/1880 aged 57y
Baumann, George 03/10/1819 05/14/1889 h/o Maria
Baumann, Maria nee Maier 02/03/1829 5/31/1915 w/o George; SSA George
Baumann, Michael 1800 08/02/1879  
Becker, Bertha   1956 aged 83y
Becker, Ethel   1987  
Becker, Herman George 10/22/1902 5/14/1962 Iowa Pvt Army Air Forces WWII
Beckman, Albert H. 1881 1932 SSA Pauline B.
Beckman, Betty M. nee Fox 1922 1989 SSA Donald A.
Beckman, Donald A. 1916 1981 SSA Betty M.
Beckman, Pauline B. nee Cords 1883 1963 SSA Albert H.
Beeh, Christoph 1856 1930  
Beeh, Katharine Barbra nee Wentz 04/22/1822 3/18/1905  
Beeh, Paulina nee Wille 1867 1934  
Beeh, Philip J. 04/26/1821 12/11/1874  
Bente, Ernest H. 1875 1930  
Bente, Louis 1852 1931 SSA Lydia
Bente, Lydia nee Beeh 1848 1931 SSA Louis
Bente, Mary nee Hillman   07/15/1872 aged 50y; "Erected by Harman Bente"
Bente, Michael 1848 1870  
Bente, Samuel 1880 1963  
Bente, William F.   4/6/1900 CCDR Vol A, pg 12
Bente, William SR 03/15/1813 11/20/1907  
Bowman, Anna Barbara 10/13/1821 11/7/1906  
Brabander, Mary nee Brust 02/10/1857 02/20/1878 w/o G.J. Brabander
Brust, Jacob 01/21/1817 03/15/1894  
Brust, Regina nee Jerger 1825 1917 w/o Jacob Brust
Burgess, Howard     no dates on gravestone
Buschenfeld, Anna nee Baumann 12/18/1850 5/27/1926  
Chaffee, Ethel M. nee Stahl 1/15/1911 8/26/1992  
Coonfare, Cynthia nee Hinkle 1865 1939 SSA James
Coonfare, Guy A. 1891 1971 SSA Louise L.
Coonfare, James 1862 1939 SSA Cynthia
Coonfare, Louise L. nee Latteyer 1894 1975 SSA Guy
Coonfare, Virgil 2/2/1913 2/15/1923 s/o G.A. & Louise Coonfare
Cords, Elizabeth nee Beeh 1850 1932  
Cords, John   02/15/1891 aged 44y 10m 3d; Pvt 4th US Inf. Civil War
Cords, Joseph L. 1880 1977  
Daufeldt, Marvin George JR 7/8/1942 11/4/1995  
Eberhard, Joseph      
Eberhart, Alfred A. 07/17/1872 05/27/1885 aged 12y 9m 20d
Ebricht, Catherine   05/05/1864 aged 32y 2m 15d
Enderes, Barbara nee Probst 03/08/1819 2/15/1904 w/o John
Enderes, Emeline 03/09/1861 05/22/1876 d/o J. & B. Enderes
Enderes, John 03/29/1812 10/28/1892 one of the founders of Communia colony; h/o Barbara Probst
Franke, Anna 09/23/1860 09/21/1874 SSA Otto
Franke, Joachem     Note: may be same person as Frankie Joachim, see below
Franke, Otto 04/29/1866 08/29/1874 SSA Anna
Gedike, Fred 1824 04/09/1890  
Genz, Maria nee Bruggmann 12/23/1817 01/15/1891  
Gluck, Wilhelmina 1812 06/12/1879 [or Guick]
Gremper, Jos. 01/18/1821 03/30/1898 GAR marker
Greve, Frank 1862 1918 SSA Frederika; "Son"
Greve, Fredericka 1833 1922 SSA Frank; "Mother"
Greve, Otto   09/29/1893 aged 19y 5m 26d
Greve, William F. 07/14/1832 06/29/1890  
Gutman, Marie   1874 w/o Johann Gutman
Hanny, infant   07/03/1888 infant of E. & M. Hanny
Hanny, Marie 02/24/1850 07/08/1888  
Harms, Henry     Co E. 16th IA Inf.
Hough, Ronald N. 8/1/1948 3/3/1995  
Joachim, Frankie 1828 06/06/1899 Note: may be same person as Joachem Franke, see above
Kahrs, Adeline nee Dierssen   1885  
Klehen, Fritz 1822 05/06/1884  
Klink, Elizabeth nee Wistrick 1876 1956 SSA Louis L.
Klink, Henry 1835 1918 SSA Walburg
Klink, Louis L. 1870 1940 SSA Elizabeth
Klink, Wallburg 1846 1928 SSA Henry
Kraus, Katie 06/01/1874 12/01/1875  
Krouse, Elizabeth M. 1890 1962  
Krouse, George 1887 1943 SSA Henry
Krouse, Henry 1861 1952 SSA George
Krouse, Julius   5/8/2009 age 92
Latteyer, Fred 1876 1934  
Latteyer, George 01/15/1881 7/25/1908 s/o S. & L. Latteyer
Latteyer, Helmuth R. 1899 1981 h/o Anna M. Miller
Latteyer, Lebbe nee Papke 1856 1927 SSA Semon
Latteyer, Maggie 03/14/1888 10/24/1893 SSA Willie; d/o S. & L. Latteyer
Latteyer, Semon 1852 1934 SSA Lebbe
Latteyer, Willie 04/03/1883 09/02/1894 SSA Maggie; s/o S. & L. Latteyer
Leurs, George 10/06/1881    
Maier, Anna      
Maier, George      
Marxer, Anna 1867 2/21/1951 age 85
Marxer, Henry 1864 1929  
Marxer, Jacob 07/14/1828 01/03/1890 h/o margaret
Marxer, John E. 11/29/1858 8/12/1941  
Marxer, Margaret 04/18/1834 1/15/1906 w/o Jacob Marxer
Marxer, Oscar 1857 1925  
Marxer, William 1860 1920  
Meyer, G. 1841   Co. F 4th IA Inf.
Meyer, Louis   02/29/1876 s/o C. & M. Meyer
Meyer, Nicholas 1814 1869 obit
Mierson, Margaretha      
Miller, Anna M. 1897 1988 SSA Mathew W.
Miller, Mathew W. 1891 1951 SSA Anna M.
Miller, Willis Mathew 7/11/1918 10/30/1975 PFC US Army, WWII
Muller, Charles Theodore 1867 1927  
Muller, Frieda B. nee Wentz 1903 1976 SSA Laurence J.
Muller, Karl W. 10/5/1908 7/23/1967 Iowa, PVT Ordnance Dept, American Legion marker
Muller, Laurence Julian 1906 7/10/1995 SSA Frieda B.
Muller, Margaret W. nee Wistrick 03/31/1874 11/12/1955  
Muller, Sophie Marie nee Steinfeldt 3/28/1913 5/18/1966 w/o Karl W.; died in Galesville, WI
Nehser, George 1807 08/21/1884  
Nehser, John   02/22/1874  
Nehser, Ludwig 1805 02/06/1876  
Nehser, Margaretha J. 1810 1880  
Nehser, Mary 04/14/1819 07/30/1891 w/o Lud. Nehser
Noggle, Anna 1878 1972 SSA Jacob S.
Noggle, Jacob S. 1888 1973 SSA Anna
Osborne, John M. 1861 1936 SSA Mary E.
Osborne, Mary E. nee Baumann 1856 1940 SSA John M.
Ose, William 03/13/1815 09/23/1873  
Phend, Bud      
Phend, Carla 1922 2002  
Phend, E.W. 11/20/1911? 7/25/1983 PFC US Army, WWII
Piehl, Johann     2003 news article, Elgin Echo: …gravestone of Johann Piehl found broken & in roadside ditch, being repaired & will be returned to the cemetery
Ponsar, Jacob 01/06/1819 08/06/1894 one of the 10 founders of the Communia colony in 1847
Ponsar, Janice Ann   1948  
Ponsar, Patricia nee Wing 1929 2006 SSA Warren
Ponsar, Warren 1924 1985 SSA Patricia; American Legion marker
Possehl, Christian 1836 06/25/1874 h/o Sophia
Possehl, Christian D. 1805 02/06/1876  
Possehl, Sophia F.A. nee Wiegert 01/22/1811 09/04/1899  
Possehl, Sophia nee Possehl 1831 1879 w/o Christian Possehl
Ross, Margaret   02/23/1863 aged 34y 15d; w/o Michael Ross
Russell, Alexander 11/25/1853 3/18/1904 aged 50y 3m 22d
Scheer, George 04/23/1877 05/30/1899 died of consumption; s/o F. & L. Scheer
Schefferd, Barbara 1851 1935  
Schmitz, Elizabeth   09/03/1872 w/o Gerhard Schmitz
Schmitz, Gerhard   11/23/1871 aged 51y
Stahl, Alvin E. 12/31/1920 2/17/1992 CPL US Army, WWII
Stahl, Caroline W. nee Hildebrandt 2/28/1905 6/1/1905  
Stahl, Charles 05/18/1891 02/03/1892 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Charles Stahl
Stahl, Edward 1879 1945  
Stallbaum, Kathrina nee Wistrick 05/12/1842 8/15/1911 SSA Peter
Stallbaum, Peter 03/20/1815 10/25/1896 SSA Kathrina
Steen, Elizabeth 08/30/1864 12/19/1883  
Steen, Hermon 03/07/1868 03/28/1868  
Steen, Ida G. nee Greve 1861 1933 SSA Jacob W.
Steen, Jacob W. 1860 1937 SSA Ida G.
Steen, Nancy Arlene 1960 1960  
Stemmer, Irene      
Stemmer, John G. 1874 1942 SSA Maude Irene
Stemmer, Katherine nee Beeh 01/29/1846 3/21/1913 w/o Mathias
Stemmer, Louisa A. nee Mertens 1877 1951  
Stemmer, Mathias 1833 01/24/1886 h/o Katherine
Stemmer, Maude Irene nee Carpenter 1877 1944 SSA John G.
Stemmer, William J. 1868 1919  
Tetschner, Margaretha 1826 09/05/1871  
Tieden, Anna E. nee Baumann 05/20/1848 1/28/1907 SSA & w/o Jans
Tieden, Clara nee Klink 1873 1933 SSA Michael L.
Tieden, Jans 1837 1916 SSA Anna E.; Co F 4th IA Inf.; GAR marker
Tieden, Michael L. 1869 1931 SSA Clara
Trumbold, Joanna 1819 1872  
Weis, B. F. 1822 10/16/1860  
Wentz, Christ 1867 1961 SSA Minnie
Wentz, Minnie nee Kraus 1873 1943 SSA Christ
Wenz, Christoph 02/20/1832 3/21/1909 SSA Margareta
Wenz, Margareta nee Rosswag 03/05/1836 11/30/1916 SSA Christoph
Wilke, Mary 1823 12/29/1907  
Wistrick George 05/??/188? 01/23/1887 s/o Henry Wistrick
Wistrick, Louis 01/??/1877 02/??/1877 s/o Henry Wistrick
Witham, Harold H. 3/15/1922 9/17/1994 TEC 5 US Army, WWII
Witham, Linda Lou   1947 "Our Daughter"
Witham, Terry Lee 1950 1955  
Wolter, Gottlieb      
Wolter, Sophia Caroline nee Becker 12/16/1847 9/22/1924 SSA William J.
Wolter, William J. 02/16/1842 4/2/1913 SSA Sophia
Wolter, Willie      

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