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Directions to Lenz Cemetery: About three miles west of Nichols on Highway 22, make turn north onto Atwood Avenue. Take the next right on 160th Street. The cemetery will be on your right a short distance up the road.
This cemetery database was compiled and submitted by Eleanor B. McCleary & Charlene Nichols Hixon.
They put a book together titled "Pike Township Cemetery Records, Muscatine County, Iowa March 1836-March 2001". Their publication provides maps of each Pike Township cemetery, including burial location (lot and grave number) and notes on relationships. Please click here to find further information and how to order this incredible book.
This tiny cemetery, surrounded by corn fields, is found on the former Valentine Lenz farm. In the Book of Lands ‘X’, page 466, 18 March 1863, Valentine Lenz posted bond to purchase NW 1/4, Section 6 - 77 - 4 M to John F. Dillon for $800. At some undetermined point in time, someone chose to label the cemetery as Weyland. Reference materials may name it either way.
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Surname First Name Birth Date Death Date Notes Attig Elizabeth na 27 Jul 1873 age 10 mos. 10 dys. - f. N. Attig m. M. E.A. (foot stone) na na Eberle Jacob 12 Mar 1799 28 Feb 1877 Fuhr Margaretha na 18 Oct 1875 "Frau vun Nicolaus - alter 33 Jahr 10 Mo, 29 Tage"- Wife of Nicolaus Fuhr - age 33 yrs. 10 mos. 29 dys M.F. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument Fuhr Margaarete na 4 Sep 1870 Geb don (stone sunk) Jeelch Anna na 3 Dec 1873 f. R. Jeelch m. E. Jehle Frank C. 29 May 1872 4 Apr 1873 age 10 mos. 5 dys. - f. P. Jehle m. E. F.C.J. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument Jehle Infant na 2 Jul 1871 age 11 mos. 21 dys. - f. J. Jehle m. L. - "Our Babe on earth a little while, In heaven forever" Julgh Catrena na 4 Oct ? f. R. Julgh m. E. - ** Data copied by Charlene Hixon 4 Jun 1966. Marker has since disappeared. C.J. (foot stone) na na Lenz Barbara 1805 6 Sep 1874 "Hier Ruhet in Gott Frau ist Geboren 1805 Gest den 6 Sep 1874" stone broken - Wife of Valentine - Here rests with God, Mrs. born 1805, d. 6 Sep 1874 B.L. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument Lenz Valentine 18 Oct 1817 30 Jun 1898 Niefel Peter 9 May 1868 5 Mar 1870 Gone Home - "Sohn von Sam, O Niefel Gebben 9 Mai 1868 geftben 5 Maerz 1870" - Son of ; Family of Niefel who born 9 May 1868 - d. 5 Mar 1870 P.N. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument Rausch Nicholas na 11 Mar 1878 age 16 yrs, 10 mos. 4 dys. - ** Data copied by Charlene Hixon 4 Jun 1966. Marker has since disappeared. Reininger Elizabethae 19 Nov 1880 age 12 ys. - f. G. Reininger m. R. E.R. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument Reininger Philipp na na stone sunk Reininger William F. na 29 Apr 1883 age 15 weeks W.F.R. (foot stone) na na Rousch George na 16 Oct 1875 "Sohn von J. Rousch m. R.- Den 16 Oct 1875 - Alf 11 Jahi" - Our boy on earth a little while, in heaven forever - Son of J. Rousch m. R. d 16 Oct 1875 in his 11th year Schierman Nicholas na 15 Jan 1886 Shares same stone with Mary Schierman - age 74 yrs. 25 dys. Schierman Mary na 4 Mar 1896 Wife of Nicholas Schierman - age 72 yrs. 22 dys. Schussler P. 22 Aug 1853 4 Mar 1873 Unknown na na only base remains Unknown na na only base remains Vetter Charlotte 22 Jul 1868 14 Aug 1869 f. P. Vetter m. E. - "Gone Home, Sleep on sweet babe. He thought it best." C. V. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument J.L. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument E & C.F. (foot stone) na na Among pile of stones propping up Barbara Lenz's monument
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