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|Annis, Elmer E.||08 Feb 1862||20 Dec 1869||Dalander|
|Annis, Francis||23 Nov 1824||30 May 1864||Dalander|
|Annis, Mary L.||09 Mar 1856||23 Oct 1857||Dalander|
|Annis, Nancy||27 Jan 1845||04 Mar 1908||Dalander|
|Annis, Warren M.||03 Feb 1860||26 May 1861||Dalander|
|Annis, William Frank||13 Feb 1854||20 Dec 1869||Dalander|
|Armstrong, Emma C.||26 Dec 1872||Dalander|
|Armstrong, Peter||13 Jan 1817||14 Sep 1901||Dalander|
|Bernico, Joseph||1805||09 Oct 1878||Dalander|
|Bernico, Martha||1854||16 Jul 1875||Dalander|
|Cagle, Dovea (Sturdivant)||1817||1856||Fairview|
|Cunningham, Amy Marilda||27 Nov 1860||04 Mar 1861||Fairview|
|Cunningham, Bruce||Mount Hope|
|Cunningham, George B.||11 Feb 1865||1867||Fairview|
|Cunningham, James A.||1821||05 Mar 1901||Fairview|
|Cunningham, John H.||1850||Hull|
|Cunningham, Rebecca J.||1871||Fairview|
|Dennis, Emma (Bernico)||13 Apr 1846||25 Nov 1910||Dalander|
|Detrick, Martha||1855||Hopkins Grove|
|Fuller,||13 Jan 1874||Dalander|
|Fuller, Willie||31 Jan 1874||Dalander|
|Grable, Infant Son||1859||1860||Hull|
|Green, Julia Ann||Jan 1867||13 Feb 1874||Dalander|
|Green, Mary A.||10 Aug 1856||29 Sep 1857||Dalander|
|Gulick, John||16 May 1844||19 Apr 1900||Mount Hope|
|Gulick, Libbie||Mount Hope|
|Gulick, Mary||06 Aug 1850||04 Aug 1890||Mount Hope|
|Gulick, Mary E.||Mount Hope|
|Hardy, B.R.||1850||08 Sep 1873||Dalander|
|Hardy, Celia J.||1825||04 Sep 1873||Dalander|
|Hardy, Elias||02 Jan 1819||08 Apr 1869||Dalander|
|Hardy, Joseph S.||1856||21 Sep 1859||Dalander|
|Helm, Annie||1876||03 Apr 1895||Fairview|
|Higgins, Infant Female||1896||06 Jan 1897|
|Hively, Delmaty||21 Sep 1866||07 Feb 1895||Dalander|
|Hively, Rossetta||10 Jun 18?2||Dalander|
|Hoof, Mary||1810||15 Nov 1880|
|Hughes, John William||05 Mar 1870||24 Sep 1934||Dalander|
|Jones, Mary E.||19 Dec 1856||Dalander|
|Jones, Mary J.||1822||05 Sep 1855||Dalander|
|McCall, Montgomery Warren||04 Mar 1786||15 Feb 1855||Dalander|
|McPheeters, John||1840||17 Dec 1874||Dalander|
|Mills, Edwin W.||1861||31 May 1861||Dalander|
|Murphy, Sarah||1865||Mount Hope|
|Nutt, L. Jane||26 Dec 1856||Dalander|
|Pepples, Abraham||28 Feb 1851||09 Nov 1928||Dalander|
|Pepples, Abraham||1805||07 Dec 1894||Dalander|
|Pepples, Amy Bell||1878||1881||Dalander|
|Pepples, Ann||24 Oct 1858||13 Jan 1933||Dalander|
|Pepples, Jacob||17 Aug 1854||04 Mar 1921||Dalander|
|Pepples, John P.||11 Mar 1885||22 Mar 1887||Dalander|
|Pepples, Laffie P.||19 May 1901||Dalander|
|Pepples, Rosa||Nov 1879||Nov 1879||Dalander|
|Pepples, Sarah J.||20 Feb 1883||25 May 1884||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, Elizabeth O.||1867||15 Aug 1869||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, John||1825||23 Dec 1867||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, Joseph A.||09 Jun 1862||19 Mar 1863||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, Joseph E.||1869||1869||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, Mary E.||1867||15 Feb 1870||Dalander|
|Ritchhart, Willis H.||1865||20 Feb 1866||Dalander|
|Robertson, Robert||Mount Hope|
|Rutherford, John N.||1853||1862||Dalander|
|Rutherford, Marion G.||1866||1874||Dalander|
|Rutherford, Mary M.||Dec 1861||26 Oct 1862||Dalander|
|Rutherford, Susan A.||1851||1862||Dalander|
|Saunders, Joseph E.||1858||1859||Boone|
|Saunders, Perry S.||1876||Boone|
|Sharp, Mary E.||1880||13 Apr 1884|
|Soderland, Bertina||27 Sep||Dalander|
|Stoneburner, Eva Pearl (Hively)||14 Feb 1893||20 Apr 1915||Dalander|
|Stover, Charlotte J.||1867||19 Oct 1871||Dalander|
|Stover, Sarah||29 Oct 1871||Dalander|
|Straughan, Obedience||1869||Hopkins Grove|
|Sturdivant, Esther B.||1892||1892||Dalander|
|Sturdivant, John J.||12 Oct 1836||15 Jun 1912||Fairview|
|Sturdivant, Johnnie||09 Mar 1892||07 Apr 1892||Fairview|
|Underhill, Agnes||1814||27 Apr 1863||Dalander|
|Underhill, W. H.||Dalander|
|Vestal, Margaret (McPheeters)||07 Mar 1844||31 May 1891||Dalander|
|Wheeler, Benjamin||Mount Hope|
|Wheeler, Infant Daughter||Mount Hope|
|Wheeler, Infant Son||Mount Hope|
|Wheeler, Mary||1880||16 Oct 1880|
|Wheeler, Mrs. Benjamin||Mount Hope|
|Widner, Caroline E.||20 Mar 1849||30 Dec 1853||Dalander|
|Widner, Henry||11 Nov 1827||14 Jan 1858||Dalander|
|Widner, Mary M. (Ritchhart)||09 Nov 1824||29 Jan 1895||Dalander|
|Williams, Alfred E.||1829||07 Nov 1894||Dalander|
|Williams, Amy||17 Jul 1800||12 Oct 1847||Dalander|
|Williams, Amy||09 Oct 1833||12 Oct 1845||Dalander|
|Williams, Henry||1803||07 Apr 1864||Dalander|
|Williams, Margaret E.||28 Feb 1872||22 Mar 1876||Dalander|
|Williams, Nancy||27 Jan 1845||04 Mar 1908||Dalander|
|Wilson, Moses B.||1860||1861||Boone|
Excerpt from Perry Daily Chief, July 13, 1912, regarding construction of the new Milwaukee bridge
Cemetery to Be Moved
Right in the path of the monster grade is the old Williams Cemetery, grown rank with weeds and wild flowers. Headstones dating back to 1858 mark graves of men and women whose death occurred in that year. It presents a problem which the legal department of the road must solve. The company has purchased one hundred feet to the north of the little city of the dead and has secured permission from as many relatives as can be found for the removal of graves to the other side of the cemetery. The company needs fifty feet of the south end of it. A plat is being prepared locating each of the graves and the new part of the cemetery will be platted just as the old part is. The legal question of the change will be completed in a few days. When completed there will nestle along the side of the grade a neat burying ground, a monument of the past in comparison with the enterprise and ingenuity of modern man.
Perry Daily Chief, Aug. 2, 1912
OLD BURIAL GROUND IS HISTORICAL ONE
C.L. Lucas Tells of Famous Old Place Near Elk Rapids Which Milwaukee Road Is Moving
C.L. Lucas, the pioneer of Boone County and Madrid tells an interesting story of the old cemetery which the Milwaukee railroad is moving to make way for its mammoth bridge across the Des Moines River.
"It was the first spot of ground dedicated to a cemetery in Boone County," says Mr. Lucas. "The much decayed old fence that surrounds it, encloses less than two acres of land. To look at it now one is forced to the conclusion that it is a sadly neglected cemetery. It has never been taken charge of by any association of people for its care and protection. It is not known that it was ever so much as platted."
But notwithstanding all this neglect the remains of many prominent people rest within its borders. Of those he mentioned Benjamin Williams the man who donated the land on which the cemetery is located. Judge Montgomery McCall who was prominent in those early times. Joseph Bernico, John and Albert Williams, Joshua Wheeler and L.L. Wheeler, and three soldiers of the civil war, Isaac Hughes, Robert Robinson and John Gulick.
"The first burial in this cemetery was that of Mrs. Elsie Williams, wife of Benjamin Williams, who died June 10, 1847. Mr. and Mrs. Williams settled on a claim here in the spring of 1816. John Green and his band of Mesquake Indians were camped on the claim he took when Mr. Williams and his family arrived. They had just finished making maple sugar for that year. Their sap troughs became the property of Mr. Williams which he used for a number
of years. When the land came into the market about the year 1850, Mr. Williams bought it of the government at $1.25 per acre. It recently sold for $200 per acre."
"When Mr. Williams sold his farm to John Dalander some time in the sixties he reserved the cemetery. The title to it is now in his heirs."
"It is now very necessary that an association be formed and a quit claim deed be made to it by the heirs, so that the association may look after and take care of the cemetery. This is an absolute necessity."
"Some time ago a Perry paper seemed to be puzzled because the name Elk Rapids is applied to this cemetery. This comes from the fact that there is a rapids in the river nearby, which has from the earliest white settlement borne the name of Elk Rapids. The wild elk which were very numerous were in the habit of crossing the river at the rapids because the water was shallow there and from this the name originated."
The Perry Daily Chief, Saturday, July 24, 1913
BODIES ARE RAPIDLY BEING REMOVED
Elk Rapids Cemetery one of the Oldest in Central Iowa - Many Pioneers Are Buried There
The removal of bodies from the Elk Rapids Cemetery near the Des Moines River crossing of the Milwaukee road is being rapidly completed and within a short time it is expected that the change will be completed and the old cemetery extended to the north and south end disappear beneath the huge fill which the railroad company has to make to protect the big grade up to the famous high bridge.
This cemetery is one of the oldest burial grounds in central Iowa and among the graves opened are those of early Boone and Dallas County settlers. According to the records on the tombstone, the remains in one of the graves were laid away in 1855.
The following is a list of the bodies now being removed, and the names, age at time of death, dates of burial and the cemeteries to which the bodies are being removed, are as accurate as it is possible to secure them:
John Hurley, aged 80 years, buried 1866; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.
Catherine Hurley, aged 40 years, buried 1861; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.
Nancy Grable, aged 23 years, buried 1861; remains moved to the Hull Cemetery.
Infant son of Nancy Grable, aged 1 year, buried 1860; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.
John H. Cunningham, aged 35 years, buried 1850; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.
G. Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1859; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
A.M. Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1861; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Rebecca J. Cunningham, aged 15 years, buried 1871; remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.
J.A. Cunningham, aged 72 years, buried 1901; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Diana Cunningham, aged 8 years, buried 1872; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
George Cunningham, aged 2 years, buried 1867; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Theodore Cunningham, aged 1 year, buried 1863; remains moved to Hull Cemetery.
John Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mary Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Libbie Gulic, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mary Long, aged 14 years, buried 1877; remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.
Martha Detrick, aged 27 years, buried in 1855; remains moved to old Hopkins Grove Cemetery.
Obedience Straughan, aged 81 years, buried 1869; remains moved to Hopkins Grove Cemetery.
Sarah Murphy, aged 74 years, buried 1865; remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Martha Ballard, aged 20 years, buried in 1854; remains moved to Boone Cemetery.
William Wheeler, aged 70 years, buried in 1902; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Joshua Wheeler, aged 90 years, buried 1890; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Johnnie Sturdivant, aged 1 year, buried 1892; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
John Sturdivant, aged 76 years, buried in 1912; remains moved to the Fairview Cemetery.
Robert Robertson, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Algie Williams, aged 14 years, buried 1873; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.
Moses B. Wilson, aged 1 year, buried 1861; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.
Joseph E. Saunders, aged 1 year, buried 1859; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.
Perry S. Saunders, aged 19 years, buried 1876; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.
Elizabeth McIntosh, aged 76 years, buried 1867; remains moved to the Boone Cemetery.
Mary E. Gulick, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Peter Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.
Esther Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.
Jessie Long, remains moved to Fairview Cemetery.
Leslie Long, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Dovie Cagle, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Bruce Cunningham, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Benjamin Wheeler, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Benjamin Wheeler, remains moved to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
One son and one daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wheeler removed to Mt. Hope Cemetery.