Freitag has been designated a Pioneer Cemetery by the Des Moines County Pioneer Cemetery Commission.

The Freitag Cemetery was beside the German Evangelical church in Benton Township, section 30. This photo is from 7 December 1946. The church is no longer standing. Directions: From Burlington, from the intersection of Sunnyside Ave. and Roosevelt Ave./US 61, take US 61 North for 1.8 miles to Upper Flint Rd., turn right, then go 1.1 miles to Irish Ridge Rd., turn left, then go 4.4 miles to 160th St., turn left, go .1 miles, the cemetery is on the right side of 160th St. 

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(aka Friday Cemetery or Old German Cemetery)

Compiled by Richard Harrison






AsmussenJ. Edward22 Nov 188014 Mar 1882  
CourtsF. A. 23 Jan 186663y 9m 9d 
CourtsWilhelmine 13 Aug 186867y 1m 13dWife of F. A. Courts.
KissingerJohn23 Jan 183013 Jan 1904  
KissingerMargaretha (Miller)29 Sep 183130 Mar 1879 Wife of John Kissinger. She is "Margaretha" on her original stone, but "Margaret" on a newer, shared stone.
KissingerSusan E.18 May 187114 Oct 1905 Daughter of J. & M. Kissinger.
KnottsElisabeth N.19 Mar 183019 Sep 187646y 6mWife of Benj. E. Knotts. Footstone: E. N. K.?
KnottsBenj. E. 9 Nov 187854y 8mOur Father——Gone but not forgotten.
LuthAugusta (Kastner)26 Sep 1810  Born Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
LuthHeinrich L. 11 Jan 187771y 2m 1d 
McAllisterJames 16 Feb 186365y 2m 19d 
MooreEmily 1 Jul 18533y 10m ?dDaughter of J. M. & J. Moore. Footstone: E. M.?
MooreJohn 1 Jul 18561y 5m 24dSon of J. M. & J. Moore.
MüllerRev. Theo'  26 Jul 185121yGerman Missionary of the M.E. Church.
SchierbaumHeinrich K.Oct 182224 Dec 1900   Photos: Taken 7 Dec 1946.
SchierbaumAnna Maria (Buldermann)1824Oct 1886   Wife of Heinrich K. Schierbaum. Photo: Taken 7 Dec 1946.
SchroderEliza A.10 Jun 185411 may 1897  
SchroderJ. Philipp23 Jan 182523 Aug 1885  
SchroderMarie E.28 Apr 182327 Jan 1902  
SchroederMagdalena16 May 185321 Feb 1862  
StarbJosephine 8 May 186833yWife of Rev. D. H. Henner Starb.
UnknownElizabeth 3 Feb 187163y 3m 
UnknownMaria 1866  
WalkerE(dmund) S.6 Feb 18296 Oct 1912  
WalkerMinnie E. Mar. 20, 18749y 3m 17dDaughter of E. S. & Matilda.
WalkerMatilda (Courts)27 Jun 18348 Jun 1869 Wife of E. S. Walker.
WeckmanJohn Feb. 9, 185045y 6mFootstone: J. W.
WiedemanHerman15 Aug 18121 May 1887   
WiedemanMaria (Schultz)30 Jan 181919 May 1893  Our Mother, Maria Wiedeman. Wife of Herman Wiedeman.


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