Muscatine County Iowa
Cemetery Records

WATKINS CEMETERY RECORDS
PIKE TOWNSHIP
MUSCATINE COUNTY, IOWA

Directions to Watkins Cemetery: Directions from Highway 22; turn onto Elder Avenue going south. Travel on gravel road until reach a fork in road. Make a right, continue on Elder Avenue going West. Pass by 195th Street, then take next right onto 200th Street. The cemetery will be on your left.


This cemetery database was compiled and submitted by Eleanor B. McCleary & Charlene Nichols Hixon. These two women compiled all five cemetery databases for Pike Township, Muscatine County, Iowa, including this one. These databases that they have so gracefully allowed me, Dave Dunston, to put online are ONLY general indexes.

Eleanor & Charlene 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.


Watkins Cemetery is situated in Section 27 of Pike Township. This rural cemetery preserves the legacy of William Watkins. In Muscatine County Book of Lands G, a Warranty Deed was found, dated 10 December 1847, between William Watkins and Wm. Parvin & Wife. Over the passages of time cemetery burial records have been lost. We were not able to locate a plat map at any of the County offices or Pike Township offices. The best we can do is record what the remaining grave markers tell us. Burials are still being accepted here today.

Register of Remaining Grave Markers

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

b. = date of birth
d. = date of death
Co. Court House = Muscatine County Court House
na = none
GAR = Grand Army of the Republic - Civil War Era
f. = father
m. = mother
obit = Obituary from newspaper
WPA = Gravestones copied by Graves Registration Project, W.P.A.

Please Note: NAMES ARE SPELLED AS THEY APPEAR IN CEMETERY RECORDS..

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SurnameFirst NameBirth DateDeath DateNotes
Ames A.A. 13 Mar 1870 6 Apr 1932  
Ames Absalom D. na 2 Feb 1880 age 39 yrs. 11 mos. 10 dys. (GAR marker) - WPA -Civil War Vet
Ames ** Amos Holland 24 Apr 1838 11 Nov 1907 age 69 yrs. 6 mos. 17dys - Co. Court House death record states bur. 12 Nov 1907 in Nichols. **We believe he rests here but no marker exists today.
Ames Annie na 25 Feb 1891 Wife of A.H. Ames - age 47 yrs. 6 mos. 27 dys.- Obit: b. 29 Jul 1842, nee MacDonald, 1st husband Thomas Hodgson, 2nd husband Amos Ames 1886
Ames Dorsey P. na 10 Mar 1876 age 73 yrs. 3 mos. 17 dys.
Ames Dr. A.B. 26 Oct 1874 23 May 1962  
Ames Family Monument     Josie, Grover Cleveland, Josephine and George B. Ames are listed
Ames George B. na 18 Jan 1891 Grave marker reads " G.B.A." - age 18 yrs. 7 mos. 1 dy. - f. S.H. Ames m. Josephine
Ames Grover Cleveland na 4 Nov 1886 Grave marker reads " Grover" - age 1 yr. 7 mos. 18 dys. - f. S.H. Ames m. Josephine
Ames John na 22 Sep 1859 age 25 yrs. 7 mos. 6 dys.
Ames Josephine 1851 1928 Grave marker reads "Mother" - (Women's Relief Corps marker)
Ames Josephine (Josie) na 31 Oct 1886 Grave marker reads "Josie" - age 3 yrs. 4 mos. 15 dys. - f. S.H. Ames m. Josephine
Ames S. N. A. na na Grave marker reads "S.N.A."
Ames S.H. 10 Mar 1846 6 Nov 1917 Co. Court House named Silas H. Ames age 76 yrs. 7 mos. 26 dys - d. 5 Nov 1917 - f. D.T.M. Ames m. Susien Piera
Ames Susan Pierce 4 Sep 1805 5 Jan 1893 Wife of D.P. Ames - age 87 yrs. 4 mos. 1 dy.
Ames Wealthy na 30 Aug 1885 Wife of A.H. Ames - 44 yrs. 7 mos. 5 dys.
Ames Louis na na Grave marker reads "Louis" - not listed on Family Monument
Baird Mildred F. Dowler 1911 1994 Mother of Judy
Blow Elizabeth 23 Mar 1876 31 Jul 1963  
broken stone Unknown na na Only base remains - no names found
Cozad J. Frank 8 May 1907 27 Apr 1972 Co. Court House named James Franklin Cozad - b. IL - married - f. Willliam Josiah Cozad m. Mary Bell Thorp
Laughlin Sergt. Levi 17 Sep 1835 1 Feb 1921 Co. F 49 Ohio Inf. (government stone) (GAR marker)
Lomen Lucille Schmelzer 26 May 1921 13 Dec 1988  
Maine Annie B. 1810 1873 Grave marker reads "Mother"
Metcalf Family Monument     Reuben, Melissa Jane & James Cyrus Metcalf named
Metcalf James Cyrus 17 Jan 1858 28 Aug 1879 Grave marker reads "Brother" - b. Muscatine Co., IA - d. Nichols, IA - age 20 yrs.
Metcalf Melissa Jane 7 Apr 1833 17 Jul 1920 Grave marker reads "Mother" - Wife of Reuben Metcalf
Metcalf Reuben 15 Jun 1825 25 Jul 1878 Grave marker reads "Father" - b. in Hundon, England
Moore Family Monument     Fannie Moore b. 1836 d. 1900, Peter Moore and Annie B. Maine named
Moore Fannie Louisa 28 Dec 1836 7 Mar 1900 Grave marker reads "Mother" - Co. Court House b. Clark Co., OH
Moore Peter 1824 14 Sep 1913 Grave marker reads "Husband" - age 89 yrs. 10 mos. 14 dys. - b. Holland
Moots Eddie na 1 Aug 1897 Son - age 7 mos. 9 dys.- b. Sweetland, IA - Shares stone with Gertie Moots
Moots Gertie na 25 Jul 1897 Mother - age 26 yrs. 10 mos. 26 dys. - Shares stone with Eddie Moots - WPA names Gertrude Moots, b. 1871
Morgan Nancy na 4 Aug 1879 Mother - age 76 yrs. 5 mos. 19 dys.
Newton Angeline 1 Nov 1858 28 Sep 1859 Grave marker reads "Angeline" - f. T. Newton m. V.
Newton Family Monument     Angeline, Thomas N., Vialy, Waldo and Warner Newton named
Newton Family Monument na na No names
Newton Iowa Ida 1862 1919  
Newton Philander na na Co. A 11 Iowa Inf. (government stone) (GAR marker)
Newton Thomas N. 20 Apr 1820 12 Jan 1904 Grave marker reads " Father"
Newton Vialy 24 Mar 1821 26 Jun 1891 Grave marker reads "Mother" - Wife of T. Newton
Newton Waldo 24 Oct 1849 26 May 1914  
Newton Warner 19 Jul 1849 11 Nov 1865 Grave marker reads " Warner" - f. T. Newton m. V.
Oostendorp Daryl 7 Aug 1912 19 Dec 1988 f. James Oostendorp m. Viola Watkins
Oostendorp Gladys Woodall 23 May 1916 23 Dec 2004 Submitted by Phyllis Hazen
Oostendorp James William 1887 1981 Co. Court House; b. 1 Jul 1885 d. 5 Dec 1981 - f. William Oostendorp m. Katherine Schlapkohl
Oostendorp Viola Amanda 1884 1966 Shares stone with James Oostendorp - Co. Court House; b. 5 May 1885 d. 21 Jul 1966 - f. Charles Watkins m. Harriett Hall - obit d. 21 Jul 1966, age 81
Ortega Lissel Diane 15 May 1993 15 May 1993  
Redman Frank 15 Sep 1893 9 May 1972 Co. Court House d. Fruitland Twp.
Redman Isola 1886 16 Jul 1977 Co. Court House; Izola May Redman b. 15 Dec 1886 d. 16 Jul 1977 - f. Charles Watkins m. Harriett Hall - obit confirms
Ripley Eveline   8 Feb 1858 Wife of James M. Ripley - age 27 yrs. 4 mos. 8 dys.
Ripley George Llewellyn 1855 1919 Shares stone with Harriet Metcalf Ripley
Ripley Grace E. na 9 Sep 1884 age 3 yrs. 5 dys. - f. G.L. Ripley m. H.B.
Ripley Harriet Metcalf 1861 1955  
Rose James W. na 25 Jun 1877 age 5 mos. 8 dys. - f. A.D. Rose m. A.J.
Roush Myrta T. na 1 Aug 1895 Grave marker reads " Myrta" - Wife of Wm. Roush - age 26 yrs.
Schmeltzer George M. na 11 Oct 1865 age 5 mos. 1 dy. - f. D. Schmeltzer m. M.
Schumacher Elizabeth 6 Apr 1816 4 Oct 1900 Mother
Schumacher Infant na na Daughter - f. J. Schumacher m. E. (rest of stone sunk)
Schumacher Jacob 30 Oct 1819 15 Apr 1905 Father (GAR marker) - Co. Court House d. 14 Apr 1905 in Fruitland - b. Germany
Stretch Andrew na 27 Oct 1849 age 50 yrs.
Stretch Bertha I. na 2 Sep 1861 age 4 yrs. 5 mos. 8 dys. - f. G. Stretch m. E.
Stretch Francis M. na 9 May 1862 age 19 yrs. 6 mos. 2 dys. - member of Co. A. 14 Reg. Iowa Vol. Inf.
Stretch George na 14 Jun 1862 age 35 yrs. 5 mos. 10 dys.
Stretch Hamilton M. na 11 Sep 1862 age 10 mos. 23 dys. - f. Geo. Stretch m. E.M.
Stretch Malinda 1801 15 Oct 1877 Wife of Andrew Stretch - age 76 yrs. 9 mos. 15 dys. - f. George Purcell
Stretch Marion na na (GAR marker)
Stretch Melinda Purcell na na Marker states "Dau. of a Revolutionary Soldier, erected by the Oskaloosa Chapter D.A.R." It is placed next to the Stretch Family Monument
Stretch Willie M. na 5 Sep 1871 age 2 yrs. 12 dys. - f. M. Stretch m. L.E.
Stretch Family Monument     Francis, Malinda and Andrew Stretch named
Sutton Hazel Marie 12 Mar 1893 6 Jan 1896 age 2 yrs. 9 mos. 24 dys.
Trautman Ezra P. na 21 Jun 1888 Grave marker reads " Ezra" - f. P. Trautman m. Sarah - age 28 yrs. 6 mos. 24 dys
Trautman Family Monument     Ezra P., Philip, Sarah Tautman & Myrta T. Roush named
Trautman Philip na 15 Sep 1872 Grave marker reads "Father" - age 46 yrs. 8 mos. 26 dys
Trautman Sarah 6 Dec 1825 8 Jan 1912 Grave marker reads " Mother" - age 86 yrs. 1 mos. 2 dys
Watkins Cecil R. 1905 1943 (WW I marker - memorial stone)
Watkins Charles W. 1860 1943 Shares stone with Harriett H. Watkins
Watkins Chester A. 1865 1941  
Watkins Clara na Sep 1873 Grave marker reads "Infant" - f. J.G. Watkins m. Sarah Ann
Watkins Dallas T. na na Grave marker reads "D.W." - no dates given - Per Civil War IA Roster IA Vols: served in the 9th Volunteer Calvalry, Co. A. - d. 14 Aug 1864 at Devall's Bluff, Ark.- age 20 yrs
Watkins Earl na na Grave marker reads " Earl" - no dates are listed
Watkins Family Monument na na Oliver, Ida, Hayden & Willie Watkins named
Watkins Family Monument     Clara and Sarah Ann Watkins named
Watkins Fred H. 1888 1917  
Watkins Harley O. 15 Jan 1884 18 Aug 1949 Father - WWI marker
Watkins Harriett H. 24 Jul 1860 27 Oct 1952 Co. Court House f. John Hall m. Alinda
Watkins Hayden na 15 Sep 1859 Grave marker reads "H.W." - age 10 mos. 20 dys.- b. IA - f. J.G. Watkins m. S.A.
Watkins Howard L. 1911 1919  
Watkins Ida na 15 Aug 1864 Grave marker reads "I.W." - 1 yr. 4 mos. - f. J.G. Watkins m. S.A.
Watkins Infants na na Grave marker reads "Infants" - no dates are listed
Watkins Nellie E. 1867 1928 Shares stone with Chester A. Watkins
Watkins Oliver na 31 Aug 1861 age 1 yr. 2 mos. - f. J.G. Watkins m. S.A.
Watkins Russel 11 Aug 1897 26 Dec 1976  
Watkins Sarah Ann na 13 Jun 1888 Grave marker reads "Mother" - Wife of J.G. Watkins - age 54 yrs. 20 dys. - b. in Harrisburg, PA - Co. Court House d. 12 Jun 1888 buried 14 Jun 1888
Watkins William (Willie) na 17 Sep 1859 Grave marker reads " W.W". - per Federal Census of Iowa, Pike Twp. Mortality Schedule 1860; age 2 yrs. 9 mos. - f. J.G. Watkins m. S.A.
Watkins Willie 8 Aug 1896 4 Mar 1897  
Watkins Wm. na 6 Apr 1851 age 13 yrs. 2 mos. 16 dys.
Woolsey Rolland "Red" 29 Sep 1916 20 Apr 2003 submitted by David & Sandra Zybarth Enderle
Younkin Abigail na 9 Oct. 1862 Wife of Elijah Younkin - age 41 yrs. 1 mos. 23 dys.
Younkin Barbary na 13 Mar 1853 age 2 yrs. 4 mos. 12 dys. - f. E. Younkin m. A.
Younkin Elijah na 11 Jun 1883 Father - age 67 yrs. 5 mos. - WPA b. 1816
Younkin Martha na 28 Feb 1864 age 20 yrs. 3 mos. 8 dys. - f. Elijah Younkin m. Abigail
Zybarth Edward 22 Sep 1909 28 Feb 1992 he was cremated and buried with Marie Ellen; submitted by David & Sandra Zybarth Enderle
Zybarth Marie Ellen 16 May 1916 19 Jul 2002 submitted by David & Sandra Zybarth Enderle

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