Section 20 -- Riverton Township



The location of the cemetery is noted in older Plat books, at the southwest corner of section 20, Riverton Township. This page previously called the cemetery simply "Unknown Cemetery," and for a while I called it the Shannon Cemetery. Four children and possibly others rest here at the Liggett Cemetery.


Newspaper article about the Liggett Cemetery


Above is a photo of the Meier lot. See a closeup photo below.
The road in the background is Timber Ave.


 At the west end of the cemetery, in a small, fenced-in area,
are the Meier children's graves.

Louise Meier  1881-1883, Ernst J. Meier  1884-1884, George. Meier  1889-1890


About 150 feet, or so, east of the meier lot is the grave of Hannah Shannon, who died in 1879 at 10 years of age.

According to Kathy Kendrick (Oct. 2011), Hannah's parents were William and Cordelia Shannon who also died in Floyd County. Hannah was born in about October 1869 (she is 10/12 of a year old on the 1870 Census, with her family).

The 1980 census records show that she died in October of 1879, at age 10.

Above is a closeup of Hannah Shannon's tombstone.

It used to be standing upright, but now is found lying flat on the ground.


This photo shows the area around Hannah's tombstone. In 2011, an area farmer had been mowing the grass occasionally. Another farmer said that the "grass" was actually original prairie grasses and other original prairie plants.



Charles Liggett said that Floyd County was given a map of all the burial plots in the cemetery. There are at least 13 people buried there.

The land was purchased 6/6/1864 by Wesley Brownell and George Carins.

The last Meier child was buried in 1890. The Shannon's lived on a farm directly North of the cemetery on 280th street (the Charles Goodner place).

The cemetery was abandoned after Pleasant Hill started their new cemetery. It is a couple miles south of Liggett in Butler County.

From Tod Hannemann, 11 AUG 2016, TODHANNEM@AOL.COM




Above is a map to help find the cemetery. Get off of Hwy. 218 at the Nashua exit, and go west on B60 to Timber Ave. Then go south one mile.

Although it is said that others are buried in this place, there are no other visible stones.

The 1880 census for Riverton Township, Floyd county, Iowa shows Hannah Shannon's remaining family:

Shannon, William  M age 58  Farmer         born: New York
Shannon, Cordila  F age 48  keeping house  born: Prussia
Shannon, Manda M. F age 18  daughter       born: Iowa 
Shannon, Julia    F age 16  daughter       born: Iowa 
Shannon, Frand    M age 10  son            born: Iowa 
Shannon, Lizzie   F age 12  daughter       born: Iowa 

Anyone with information or for additions, or corrections, contact County Coordinator.

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