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Sayers/Athey Cemetery

This gravestone listing is complete. Sayers/Athey is designated as a Pioneer Cemetery.

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"One mile North of Marengo then west 7 miles, on the north side, of the Iowa River west; Or up 212 Hy. from Marengo to Koszta, cross the Iowa River bridge, go east on the first road about 2 miles; Back off the road up to the top of a steep hill. Probably one of the highest points on the north side of the Iowa River."

Coordinates: (DEC) Latitude 41.8477785, Longitude -92.1582382

Plot Map: None
History: Pauline Lillie's 1976 History

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Read by: Pauline Lillie, transcribed by Fran Eichler
Web page by: Stephen Williams
Published: Iowa County IAGenWeb Website, 30 Nov 2009.
Media Source: Gravestone inscriptions and Pauline Lillie's Cemetery History
Cemetery Listing:
SurnameGiven NameDate of BirthDate of DeathAgeNotes
ConoIndian ChiefDied probably between 1865 & 1875
Conohis wifeDied soon after 1880
AtheyAlfred9 Sep 187139y 6m 5d
AtheyJ. W.23 Dec 186263y 6m
AtheyJohnMar 186635y 10m
AtheyMartha E.6 Sep 18709m 3ddau of JW & M
AtheyMary18 Jul 18716y 16ddau of Alfred & Jane
AtheySarah11 May 186592y 5mwife of James (Copier's note: Also one two for two children)
AtheySusan2 Jun 18664y 4ddau of Alfred & Jane
AtheySusannah10 Jan 180910 Jan 1853
BlakeElizabeth2 Apr 187020y 11m 25dwife of John L.
BlakeFrances W.2 Apr 186816ydau of JL & E
BrownInfantSon of JA & CR (Copier's note: faint)
BrownJohn E.19 Dec 188826y 6m 1d
CoxDaniel19 Apr 184019 Feb 1862Son of William & M
CoxMartha J.20 Jan 18312 Sep 1861Wife of William
DeBraCatherine1 Jan 18371 Mar 1877"Mother"
DeBraDavid14 Jul 1806Apr 1897"Father"
HannanLulu Gertie6 May 18736y 5m 18ddau of JR & M
JrnasJamesCopier's note: Cement stone made same as for Patriots - see Lillie book
JrnasMargaretShares stone with James Jmas.
MerrifieldAlexander21 Sep 18562y 7m 25dson of FB
MerrifieldAnnette E.24 Sep 188114 Feb 1882
MerrifieldBarbara16 Mar 187763y 7m 12dwife of FB
MerrifieldBarbara A.18461924"Mother"
MerrifieldFrancis M.1851190328 Inf, father Wm R (Copier's note: GAR marker here in 1961, gone in 1975)
MerrifieldGeorge H.15 Jun 1856Son of FB & JE (Copier's note: Stone broken off)
MerrifieldJohn L.10 Feb 184019 May 1898
MerrifieldMary E.22 Feb 187226 Dec 1879
MerrifieldSarah16 Mar 187768y 7m 12dwife of FH
MerrifieldStephen J.19 Jun 18884 Jul 1890
MorfordJ. D.Co 11-10, Iowa Inf, GAR marker
MorfordJohnJun 185310y?
MorfordP. J.Jun 1852
MyersAbagyle28 Sep 188879ywife of Peter
MyersAlma W.20 Dec 18765ydau of L & R
MyersAnna17 May 184328 Aug 191168y 12d 3mwife of John
MyersCornelia Catherine16 Mar 189722y 1 mo 14ddau of John & Ann (Copier's note: Infant also buried here, no dates)
MyersElizabethwife of C; Copier's note: Stone broken & gone
MyersGeorge L.12 Jun 18678 May 1914
MyersHarriet A.Copier's note: Rest of stone gone
MyersHazel May18981898Dau of OW & M
MyersLewis23 Jun 185632y
MyersMartha23 Mar 188432ywife of Peter Jr
MyersPeter14 Aug 18472 Apr 1922
MyersPeter29 Jan 181810 Jan 1897
SayersJames194521yCopier's note: Buried in Holland, WW II marker, no stone, just large white cross
SchuchertFannie30 Jan 188124y 11m 23dwife of AC (?)
SchuchertInfant3 Jan 1881Son of AC (?) & F (?)
StrachanWilliam A.24 Jan 18888m 14d
TarneyPatCo D 37 Iowa Inf marker