The German Township Cemetery is one of the earliest cemeteries established in the county, with the earliest known burial being in 1863 and the latest being in 1900. A school used to sit adjacent to this location. As was the case with a lot of country schools, the building was also used as a church. This was the origins of St. Peter's Evangelical Church. In the early 1870's a tornado destroyed the building. In 1874, the parishoners of St. Peter's then rebuilt their church about 2 miles east of this location. By this fact, some families are split between this cemetery and the St. Peter's cemetery. Current information has 42 persons laid to rest in this cemetery. Rick Gersema found the original church/burial records of St. Peter's and compiled this list of burials.

This cemetery has been neglected over the years and has become overgrown. Today, only 10 stones remain. The WPA has only 6 of these recorded. The cemetery is now under the care of the township.

Headstone Photos at GPP

WPA Records from the 1930s



Name Maiden
Name
Birth Date Death Date Aged Grave Obit GPP WPA Bio Marker Inscription Military Other
Information
Abkes, Fondelina Sophia Theen   08 Jul 1863 10 Dec 1864 001y 05m 02d   no stone   d/o Thee P. & Aafke C.
Ahrends, Hagen   1798 08 Aug 1864   no stone    
Ammermann, Jacob   1853 30 Nov 1869   no stone    
Antons, Anton   26 Nov 1869 08 Oct 1870 000y 10m 12d   no stone   s/o Antje
Bakker, Hayko Folkert   21 Feb 1829 22 Jun 1871 042y 04m 01d   no stone    
Barger, Hinderk   10 Feb 1870 15 Mar 1871 001y 01m 05d   no stone   s/o Benjamin & Gertrude
Beekmann, Jacob   04 Oct 1825 28 Nov 1867 042y 01m 24d   no stone    
Behrends, Wübkea Bernhardina   15 Apr 1871 11 Jun 1871 000y 01m 27d   no stone   d/o Hinrich & Dina
Bergmann, Martin Julius   01 Feb 1869 13 Mar 1869 000y 01m 12d   no stone   s/o August & Wilhelmine
Brinkmann, Harm C.   25 Mar 1825 27 Jul 1883 058y 04m 02d   O no stone   s/o Christopher H. & Marje
Brinkmann, Johanna VonBockern 14 Dec 1823 14 Dec 1900 077y 00m 00d   O G W     w/o (1) Geerd Wessels (2) Harm Brinkman
Dourte, Mrs.   10 Mar 1866   no stone    
Glaser, Elisabeth Müller 1803 22 Feb 1872   no stone    
Harms, Mrs.   21 Nov 1865   no stone    
Hickman, Peter   1863   no stone    
Janssen, Antje   18 Sep 1801 21 Mar 1866 064y 06m 03d   no stone   w/o Jan E.
Junker, Jann   02 May 1872 24 Oct 1872 000y 05m 22d   no stone   s/o Johann & Johanna
Koeberle, Johannes Moritz   26 Feb 1865 28 Feb 1865 000y 00m 02d   no stone   s/o Theodor
Lottmann, Warner   03 Jun 1869 21 May 1872 002y 11m 18d   no stone    
Lüttermann, Elsebehn Aylts   26 Aug 1861 14 Feb 1869 007y 05m 19d   no stone   d/o Ault H. & Gesche
Meinders, Sander   22 Jul 1871 31 Aug 1871 000y 01m 09d   no stone   s/o Meint & wife
Rabenberg, Charlotte Juliane   23 Sep 1868 14 Jul 1870 001y 09m 21d   no stone   d/o Karl & Frauke
Schmidt, Johannes   22 Jul 1867 28 Oct 1869 002y 03m 06d   no stone   s/o Konrad & Foelke
Schöneboom, Martin   15 May 1792 26 Dec 1869 077y 07m 11d   no stone    
Schultz, Friedrich Wilhelm   10 Mar 1866 19 Jan 1872 005y 10m 09d   no stone   s/o W. & D.
Schultz, Justus Wilhelm   28 Mar 1862 19 Feb 1872 009y 10m 22d   G     s/o W. & D.
Schultz, Metta Wilhelmine "Mary"   11 Mar 1860 29 Jan 1872 011y 10m 18d   G     d/o W. & D.
Sievers, Dirtje Hausmann 1834 03 Aug 1869   G W     w/o Okke G.
Sievers, Isk   04 Mar 1856 14 Nov 1875 019y 08m 10d   G W     s/o Okke G. & Dirtje
Sievers, Okke G.   06 Dec 1823 21 Mar 1871 047y 03m 15d   G W      
Steenblock, Wirtje   14 Oct 1858 02 Nov 1863 005y 00m 19d   no stone   s/o Aalrich & Trientje
vanderHeiden, Hessel Classen   18 Jul 1853 13 Mar 1873 019y 07m 23d   no stone    
vanHeiden, infant   15 Mar 1873 25 Mar 1873 000y 00m 10d   no stone   s/o Seede & Anna
vonBockern, Henry   13 Oct 1833 27 Aug 1870 036y 10m 14d   G W     s/o Jurgen & Petronella J.
vonBockern, Hilka   14 Feb 1866 15 Dec 1870 004y 10m 01d   G     d/o Jann & Anna C.
vonBockern, Janssen Kamminga 14 Nov 1839 15 Jul 1864 024y 08m 01d   G     w/o Jan (1st wife)
vonBockern, Johanna P. Martini 30 Aug 1799 03 Jan 1883 083y 04m 04d   no stone   w/o Jurgen
vonBockern, Jürgen   26 Jul 1796 25 Oct 1870 074y 02m 29d   G W     s/o Jan & Antje
vonBockern, Jürgen   07 Jan 1868 26 Dec 1870 002y 11m 19d   no stone   s/o Jann & Anna C.
vonBockern, Petronela   30 Aug 1800 03 Jan 1883 082y 04m 04d   G Frau von J. Von Bockern   w/o J. von Bockern
Wortelker, Antje Küper 27 Aug 1796 15 Aug 1872 075y 11m 19d   no stone   w/o Harm
Wortelker, Harm   31 Aug 1799 23 Oct 1883 084y 01m 23d   no stone