ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY

In or about 1847 a cemetery was begun in Section 23 of Somerset Township.  Preaching was begun in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church that same year.  The cornerstone for the church building was laid 19 Oct 1850.

Since it's inception Zion Cemetery has been cared for by people whose relatives are buried there.  Interest from the Friedline estate and donations paid for mowing and upkeep.  This income, however, has fallen to inflation.  The Cemetery Board is asking for donations to be entered into a trust for the upkeep of this cemetery.  If you are interested in donating to this great cause you may contact:

Don & Nancy Seifert, 223 North 18th St., Murphyboro, IL 62966

The information for this page was furnished through A. Herbert Davis by Don and Nancy.  Thank you!!!

There are quite a few unmarked graves in this cemetery.  Some of them contain the victims of the 18 Mar 1925 Tornado victims.  There were so many victims that they were buried where ever the authorities could find space.

FOR A LIST OF NAMES AND DATES NOT FOUND ON THIS LISTING AND DONATED BY REGINA BAILEY GO TO HERE!


Each Lot has 6 grave plots.  If the number is not listed then it is unknown who, if anyone, 
is buried there.
LOT GRAVE NAME                                  BORN DIED AGE CHILD/SPOUSE OF
1 1 KIMMEL, Freddie 22 Aug 1870 24 Nov  1871 1y 3m 2d Joseph & Catherine Kimmel
4 KIMMEL,Catherine 14 Nov 1844 10 Oct 1915 70y 10m 26d Joseph Kimmel
5 KIMMEL, Joseph 30 Mar 1844 20 Sep 1921 77y 5m 21d Catherine Kimmel
2 1 RUDE, Rolla 26 Jan 1877 29 Sep 1877 8m 3d son of J&S Rude
3 RUDE, Bessie 10 Dec 1885 16 Jul 1953 67y7m6d wife of Jesse Rude
4 RUDE, Jesse 15 Nov 1883 24 Nov 1931 48y0m9d husband of Bessie Rude
5 RUDE, Sarah 1851 1936 wife of John Rude
6 RUDE, John 1853 1915 husband of Sarah Rude
3 2 KIMMEL, M. Irene
3 KIMMEL, Percy 1905 1960
4 KIMMEL, John L. 1865 1868 son of Mary & Daniel
5 KIMMEL, Mary A. 1837 1921
6 KIMMEL, Daniel 1839 1919
4 1 KIMMEL, Vida 17 Mar 1893 21 Sep 1899 6y4m4d
2 KIMMEL, Stella 22 Dec 1889 23 Sep 1904 14y9m1d
5 KIMMEL, Kate A. 23 Mar 1870 28 Apr 1934 64y1m5d wife of Freely
6 KIMMEL, Freely 30 Mar 1868 28 Sep 1922 54y5m29d
5 5 GRIFFITH, Florence E. 1865 1936
6 GRIFFITH, J.J. 1865 1922
6 2 KIMMEL, Minnie 1 Oct 1879 21 Sep 1901 21y11m20d Wife of Oliver
3 KIMMEL, Oliver 1873 1935
4 KIMMEL, Ada 1880 1963
6 REES, Lovell E. 1913 1976
7 1 KIMMEL, Harry Manning 24 Dec 1889 28 Dec 1967 78y0m4d
2 KIMMEL, Joseph Raymond 15 Oct 1894 5 Apr 1935 40y 5m 21d
3 KIMMEL, Nora A. 8 Oct 1893 22 Nov 1928 35y 1m 13d
4 KIMMEL, Millie F. 11 mar 1896 20 Jan 1927 30y 10m 9 d
5 KIMMEL, Belle 23 Mar 1863 11 Mar 1932 68y 11m 19d
6 KIMMEL, Philip W. 2 Nov 1860 7 Feb 1932 71y 3m 5d
8 1 KIMMEL, Logan 13 Sep 1933 13 Sep 1933 Son of Dora & Daniel
5 KIMMEL, Dora Jacquot 9 Jan 1895
6 KIMMEL, Daniel Logan 27 Feb 1891 15 Sep 1976 85y 6m 18d
9 5 GRAEFF, Franklin 1847 1898
6 GRAEFF, Della 1853 1881

LOT GRAVE NAME                                       BORN          DEATH           AGE             CHILD/SPOUSE OF           
10 3 GRAEFF, Revennae 6 Jan 1862 26 Dec 1899 37y 11m 20d Wife of W.H.
4 GRAEFF, W.H. 20 Jun 1854 19 Sep 1937 83y 2m 29 d
5 GRAEFF, Christopher 3 Jan 1820 20 Apr 1855 35y 3m 17d
6 BENZ, Adaline

formery GRAEFF,nee HEIPLE

30 Jun 1825 30 Jun 1892 66y 11m 30d
11 1 BUTLER, Eva Mabel 21 Jan 1890 13 Dec 1891 1y 10m 23d dau. of D.A. & S. BUTLER
3 BUTLER, Darrell M. 1 Jul 1901 19 Feb 1903 1y 7m 18d son of D.A.& M.E. BUTLER
4 BUTLER, Mary E. 27 Dec 1869 9 Sep 1903 33y 8m 13d
5 BUTLER, Sophia 13 May 1861 2 Sep 1898 37y 3m 20d
6 BUTLER, D.A. 30 Jul 1854
12 1 WILL, Ellen 6 Feb 1856 11 Jun 1899 43y 4m 5d Wife of Daniel WILL
5 YOUNKIN, Malinda 21 Dec 1817 10 Feb 1897 79y 1m 20d
6 YOUNKIN, Ephraim 18 Sep 1817 18 Aug 1889 71y 11m
13 1 KIMMEL, Lucy 18 Jan 1884 42 Jan 1904 19y 11m 16d dau. of Josiah & Sarah
3 KIMMEL, Josiah 1859 1928
4 KIMMEL, Sarah 1857 1914 wife of Josiah KIMMEL
5 REED, Lucy 4 Oct 1832 14 May 1895 62y 7m 10d wife of A. REED
6 REED, Alexander 27 Feb 1827 27 Feb 1905 78y
14 1 CASTEEL, Jessie dau of J.A. & J.M. CASTEEL
2 CASTEEL, Eliza 20 Oct 1888 17 Jan 1892 3y 2m 28d dau of J.A. & J.M. CASTEEL
3 CASTEEL, Charles 12 Nov 1880 8 Jul 1909 28y 7m 26d son of J.A. & J.M. CASTEEL
5 CASTEEL, Julia A. 1847 1914 wife of Jeptha M. CASTEEL
6 CASTEEL, Jeptha M. 1857 1924
15 NO MARKED GRAVES
16 2 WILL, Philip 21 Feb 1876 3? months son of Dan'l&Jannettia WILL
5 WILL, Jannettia 23 Dec 1849 7 Feb 1876 26y 1m 15d wife of Daniel R. WILL
17 4 HOLT, Nellie G. 1885 1913
5 WILL, Susan A. 9 Dec 1830 2 Mpv 1902 70y 11m 7d
6 WILL, B.F. 19 Jul 1824 12 Dec 1893 69y 4m 23d
18 1 BEASLEY, Joseph H. 1858 1931
2 BEASELY, Julia A. 1857 1945
3 BEASLEY, Joseph R. "Doc" 27 Jul 1891 31 Jan 1979 87y 6m 4d
4 BEASLEY, Infant Alice 1895
5 BEASLEY, Martha 11 Aug 188- 13y 7m 5d dau. of J.H. & J.A. BEASLEY
6 BEASLEY, Ros. E 31 Dec 1876 16 Jul 1877 6m 16d

LOT GRAVE NAME                                          BORN          DIED               AGE               CHILD/SPOUSE                     
19 3 DAY, Elizabeth 12 Jul 1822 30 Jul 1906 84y 0m 18d Mother of Emma DEASON
5 DEASON, W.I. 1846 12 Apr 1923
6 DEASON, Emma 1849 1941 Dau. of --- & Elizabeth DAY
20 1 GILL, Messinia (Messaniah) 15 Feb 1822 2 Dec 1893 71y 9m 15d Wife of Wiley B. GILL dau of

John & Nancy Ann DEASON

2 GILL, Wiley B. (Blount) 13 Jan 1814 27 Nov 1893 79y 10m 14d
4 DEASON, Wilburn 1 Feb 1814 15 Feb 1882 68y 0m 8d son of John & Nancy Ann
5 DEASON, John 15 Jun 1784 9 Jul 1855 71y 0m 24d
DEASON, Nancy Ann 17 May 1782
21 2 FAGER, John (Father) 1849 1932
3 FAGER, Clara 14 oct 1869 17 Sep 1905 36y 1m 3d wife of John FAGER
4 FAGER, Dora W. 27 Sep 1900 30 May 1901 0y 8m 3d "Our Darling Baby"
5 FAGER, Mary A. 28 Jan 1813 28 Jan 1862 49y 0m 0d wife of S. FAGER
6 FAGER, Sebastian 20 Jan 1808 17 Sep 1890 82y 7m 27d
22 1 IMHOFF, Lorain E. 5 Jul 1888 5 Aug 1891 3y 1m 0d son of Lem. & E.J. IMHOFF
3 IMHOFF, Lemuel 1851 1902
4 IMHOFF, Elizabeth 1853 1907
5 IMHOFF, Dell 15 years Their Daughter
23 3 BOWLBY, Belle 1873
4 BOWLBY, Rev. Calvin 1867 1953
5 BOWLBY, Infant son 1892
24 1 GILL, William Herbert 9 Apr 1893 27 Jul 1893 0y 3m 18d son of William W.&Nellie GILL
5 GILL, Nellie 28 Dec 1871 13 Aug 1906 34y 7m 16d wife of William W. GILL
6 GILL, William W. 1861 1917
25 NO MARKED GRAVES
26 3 SHEPARD, Roy C. 27 Jan 1892 29 Oct 1935 43y 9m 2d
27 ?
28 4 WILL, Nora A. 21 Oct 1874 7 Nov 1955 81y 0m 17d
5 WILL, Arah A. 2 Jan 1840 13 Mar 1925 85y 2m 11d wife of George G. WILL
6 WILL, George G. 3 Sep 1836 7 May 1902 65y 8m 4d
29 4 MILLER, Lillie 16 Sep 1866 13 Sep 1894 27y 11m 27d wife of W.B. MILLER
5 GIBSON, W.B. 4 Nov 1833 17 Jun 1906 72y 7m 13d
6 GIBSON, Susan 31 Mar 1840 24 Nov 1889 49y 7m 24d
30 5 KIMMEL, Stella 20 Jun 1884 10 Sep 1963 79y 2m 20d
6 KIMMEL, Andy 9 Feb 1878 8 Sep 1941 63y 6m 27d
31 1 FAGER, Helen M. 2 may 1887 12 Jun 1888 1y 1m 10d dau. of P. & E.R. FAGER

LOT GRAVE NAME                                         BORN            DIED              AGE                CHILD/SPOUSE OF                 
32 1 HOLT, Frank W. 19 Apr 18-6 8y 10m 21d son of Thos. & Mary C. HOLT
2 HOLT, Mary C. 26 Nov 1854 21 Jun 1886 31y 6m 25d wife of Thomas HOLT
5 GILL, Hardy (Hardiman) 1852 1893
6 GILL,Cordelia 1852 1907 wife of Hardiman GILL
33 3 GILL,Diza Hellen 10 Feb 1857 12 Apr 1893 18y 2m 2d dau of Hardy & Cordelia?
34 2 BEASLEY, Ardell (Joseph A.) 5 Dec 1912 2 Oct 1978 65y 9m 28d son of Robert C. & Gertrude
3 BEASLEY, Ross Edwin 30 Jun 1908 24 Aug 1943 35y 1m 24d son of Robert C. & Gertrude
4 BEASLEY, Robert Eugene 8 Feb 1917 20 Mar 1925 8y 1m 12d son of Robert C. & Gertrude
5 BEASLEY, Gertrude L.(QUIGLEY) 12 Sep 1889 1961 wife of Robert C.
6 BEASLEY, Robert C. 1880 1928
35 5 PHILLIPS, Clifford 25 Dec 1891 2 Mar 1892 0y 2m 8d
36 NO MARKED GRAVES
37 NO MARKED GRAVES
38 1 SCHROEDER, Bertie Earl 22 May 1892 17 May 1894 1y 11m 26d son of Joseph & Nora
2 SCHROEDER, Frank Will 16 Oct 1890 22 May 1894 3y 7m 6d son of Joseph & Nora
39 1 WILL, Mary Ellen 1869 1945 sife of William L. WILL
2 WILL, William L. 1862 1945
3 WILL, Fred G. 1889 1949
4 WILL, Dell 1894 1970
5 WILL, Grant 1870 1959
6 WILL, Lena 1874 1953 Wife of Grant WILL
40 2 WILL, George A. 1856 1934
3 WILL, Ollie A. 1860 1936
5 WILL, Homer 9 Aug 1890 4 Sep 1898 8y 0m 26d son of G.A. &  O.A. WILL
41 6 SPANGLER, Eli 29 Jan 1853 10 Feb 1896 43y 0m 12d
42 3 JACQUOT, Mary 4 Apr 1875 16 Dec 1951 76y 8m 12d wife of Joseph
4 JACQUOT, Joseph 10 Feb 1867 16 Aug 1939 72y 6m 6d
43 6 MILLER, Mary E. Oct 1895 57y 0m 0d
44 3 DEASON, Ruby Gertrude 18 Oct 1908 13 oct 1917 8y 11m 26d dau of Edward & Ollie
4 CALVERT, Lillie (nee DEASON) 1897 1926 wife of A.L. dau of E. & Ollie
5 DEASON, Ollie 20 Nov 1871 29 Aug 1939 67y 9m 9d wife of Edward
6 DEASON, Edward 13 Aug 1870 9 Jan 1949 78y 4m 27d
in front CRAIN, Ruth Deason 6 Aug 1911 28 Feb 1976 64y 6m 22d
45 2 LE FEBVRE, Iva Leota 1932 1934 dau of Mr. &Mrs. F.N. Le Febvre
46 NO MARKED GRAVES

LOT GRAVE NAME                                              BORN            DIED            AGE               CHILD/SPOUSE                         
47 5 SPANGLER, Mary 28 Sep 1834 5 Apr 1906 71y 6m 7d wife of Josiah
6 SPANGLER, Josiah 14 Jul 1829 11 Apr 1905 75y 8m 27d co. H. 27th Ill.
48 1 BITTNER, Fillmore 1888
2 BITTNER, Cora Mae 1892
4 BITTNER, Isaac 1877 1890 son of Adam & Rebecca
5 BITTNER, Rebecca 1851 1917 wife of Adam
6 BITTNER, Adam 1850 1936
49 6 HOUSER, E.M. 22 Oct 1898 57y
50 1 BOST, Allen A. 18 May 1903 4 Dec 1910 7y 6m 17d
4 BOST, Louesa M. 1876 1953
5 BOST, Alma 1 Mar 1872 10 Apr 1899 27y 1m 9d
6 BOST, George W. 19 Mar 1859 28 Dec 1934 75y 9m 9d
51 3 RUSSEL, C.M. 1853
4 RUSSEL, Sarah Ann 1855 1911 wife of C.M.
5 BOUCHER, Fannie 13 Oct 1850 28 Mar 1911 60y 5m 15d wife of H.R. BOUCHER
6 BOUCHER, Harmon R.
52 5 BREEDEN, Violet 2 Dec 1913 wife of Leo BREEDEN
6 BREEDEN, Leo 21 Aug 1879 12 Oct 1944 65y 1m 22d
53 NO MARKED GRAVES
54 NO MARKED GRAVES
55 NO MARKED GRAVES
56 1 BOUCHER, Raymond 1904 1952
2 BOUCHER, Ida Mae
57 5 STRUCK, Edna May 1897 19--
6 STRUCK, Herman 1895 1941
58 3 KIMMELL, Raymond Albert 1915 1978
4 KIMMELL, Jewell D. 1923
59 1 HAWTHORNE, William L. 24 Oct 1872 23 Oct 1954 81y 11m 30d
2 HAWTHORNE, Mary 7 Mar 1876 8 Nov 1922 46y 8m 1d
4 HIRSCH, Tillie 5 Jun 1878 1 Aug 1899 21y 1m 26d
5 HIRSCH, Ernest 19 Sep 1839 4 May 1901 61y 7m 15d
6 HIRSCH, Paulina 30 Aug 1849 3 Aug 1901 51y 11m 30d wife of Ernest HIRSCH
60 6 NAUSLEY, George Co D 81 ILL INF Civil War

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