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 Moneek Historical Marker Cemetery

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Moneek Cemetery - photo by Errin Wilker

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From the Winneshiek GenWeb Web page: Bloomfield Township

...Two cemeteries originally marked but now have been "worked over" as a part of a farm field are the Moneek cemetery in section 2 on land now owned by Wm. Ohloff; the other is in section 16, which was known as the Mt. Grove cemetery... In the case of Moneek cemetery, V.G. Bollman, who has given much time and has shown great interest in care of cemeteries and records of them in Bloomfield Township, said that Indians were originally buried in the Moneek Cemetery, and after 1848, white settlers started using it for burials also. He says that a total of about 40 burials were made in the cemetery, which includes the Indians. Much credit should go to V.G. Bollman for the fact that through his own personal efforts a stone marker is now located along side the road of the Moneek cemetery so that further generations may know where this historical burial place is located.

Photos provided by Errin Wilker

Moneek Cemetery - photo by Errin Wilker

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