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Morgan Township Cemetery

Schleswig, Crawford County, Iowa

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Cemetery Information See Photos of the Gazebo

The cemetery is located 2 miles south of Schleswig on Highway 59

According to information available in the year 1872 a plot of two acres was designated in Morgan Township (Section 25) as a public burial ground. The first person whose burial was officially recorded in the cemetery was Herman Mundt.

On June 26, 1875, all of Section 25 of Morgan Township, including the two acres of the cemetery, was purchased by Hans and Catherine Nissen from the Iowa Railroad Land Company for the sum of approximately $4,000.

The first Board of Directors consisted of: Claus Mundt, President; John Gibson, Vice President; John Holling, Secretary; J.C. Jensen, Treasurer; Henry Stamer, Christian Putzier and John Sievers.

In the month of May, 1876, Hans Nissen sold four acres in the southeast corner of their property to the Morgan Township Cemetery Association for the amount of $60. As a tribute to Mr. and Mrs. Nissen the cemetery was called the Nissen Cemetery. The first lot was sold to Johan Bendixen.

In about July, 1898, two acres of land were purchased from Julia Sievers at a total cost of $50. and were added to the cemetery. At this time lots were selling for $5. In 1905, four acres of land were purchased from Hans D. Baeth for the total amount of $400.

In 1962, two acres of land were purchased from Leonard Dieter for $1,000. This two acre tract is called the new addition. No other land has been added since that time. In 1942, the cemetery was placed under perpetual care. Lots were assessed at $100.00.

I obtained permission from the board of trustees of the Morgan township cemetery, Schleswig, Iowa, to document and use this material in the Crawford county Iowa GenWeb pages and to upgrade their records to electronic as of this date, July 24, 2000.

Freddie Friedrichsen assisted with filling in some lot and space numbers. The library at Schleswig, Iowa, allowed me to copy their records, most were incomplete. Physically walking to document all grave sites was a necessity.

Ina Mae Bliesmann, Mary Claussen, and my husband, Loren Peters assisted me.

Sharon McConnell Peters

Most recent data update in September, 2004, by Sharon Peters.

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The Gazebo

The gazebo, erected in 2006, contains a map of cemetery plot locations with a listing of burials by location within the cemetery. The generous donation by Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Clausen made the gazebo possible.

The Gazebo

Cemetery Plot Locations

Listing of Burials by Location

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