Bishop Cemetery

Bishop Cemetery is located near Lake City in Calhoun Township, Section 36, in a field on 390th St east of Norridge Ave.

Bishop Cemetery

Bishop, Bruel July 17, 1858 - July 28, 1882 son of Daniel & Jane Bishop
Bishop, Diana Aug 16, 1864 - Aug 2, 1882 dau. of Daniel & Jane Bishop
Fifield, Alice A. Apr 7, 1861 - Aug 14, 1882 dau. of Daniel & Jane Bishop
Gannon, baby unknown son of John & Margaret Gannon

Story of the Bishop family buried in Bishop Cemetery, Calhoun County, Iowa

Daniel Bishop, born 1822 in New York married a woman named Jane Davis in DeKalb County, Illinois on October 11, 1857.  Jane’s maiden name was Jane Huse, born 1821 in New York.  She had been previously married to a man whose last name was Davis and had a daughter, Clarissa Davis, born in 1844 in New York.
Daniel and Jane were living in Sandwich Township, DeKalb County, Illinois when their son, Buel Bishop, was born July 17, 1858, as well as their daughters, Alice A. Bishop, born April 7, 1861 and Diana Bishop, born August 16, 1864. The family was still living in DeKalb County, Illinois in 1870, but sometime between 1870 and 1880 Jane Bishop died. Daniel moved his son and daughters to Calhoun Township, Calhoun County, Iowa by 1880. His daughter, Alice, married John C. Fifield in Greene County, Iowa (next door to Calhoun County) on August 28, 1881 in Kendrick Township, Greene County, Iowa.
A smallpox epidemic hit Iowa in 1882. All three of Daniel and Jane’s children died in 1882: Buel Bishop died on July 28, age 24, Diana Bishop died on August 2, age 17, and Alice A. (Bishop) Fifield died on August 14, age 21. They are all buried in Bishop Cemetery. It is not known what happened to their father, Daniel Bishop, but he did not stay in Calhoun County.

(1). Illinois Marriage Records – Marriage of Daniel Bishop of Jane Davis, Oct 11, 1957, DeKalb County
(2). 1860 Federal Census, Sandwich, Dekalb County, Illinois, family of Daniel Bishop
(3). 1860 Federal Census, Sandwich, Dekalb County, Illinois, Clarissa Davis, a house laborer living in the family of Alanson Fairbanks.
(4). Civil War Draft, June 1865, Daniel Bishop, age 39, farmer, born New York
(5). 1865 Illinois Cenus, Clinton Township, Dekalb County, Illinois, listing of Daniel Bishop family, including 1 male under 10, 2 females under 10, 3 males ages 11-19, 1 female age 20-29, 1 male age 30-39
(6). 1870 Federal Census, Clinton Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, family of Daniel Bishop
(7). 1880 Federal Census, Calhoun Township, Calhoun County, Iowa, family of Daniel Bishop (a widow)
Iowa Marriage Records – Marriage of John C. Fifield, age 36, 2nd marriage, to Alice A. Bishop, age 21, 1st marriage, Aug. 28, 1881 in Kendrick Township, Greene County, Iowa