MANITOWOC COUNTY
CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTIONS

These cemetery transcriptions are in book form at the Manitowoc Public Library, and the Two Rivers Lester Library.
The books cannot be checked out of the libraries as they are in the reference only section.
Translations of some foreign terms found on the stones.

Note: The abbreviation "ossw" means: "on same stone with". One other note, please check at the end of the cemetery you're interested in,
as there are parts of stones listed under the ??? section. Maybe someone can identify some of them with the research they've done. Thank you.
Total of obituaries as of October 31, 2014: 49,124

[Cato] [Centerville] [Cooperstown] [Eaton] [Franklin]
[Gibson] [Kossuth] [Liberty] [Manitowoc]
[Manitowoc Rapids] [Maple Grove] [Meeme] [Mishicot][Newton]
[Rockland] [Schleswig] [Two Creeks] [Two Rivers]

CATO TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Whitelaw
Valders

 

(1) Cato Heights Cemetery
a.k.a. Nettle Hill cemetery
a.k.a. Cato Presbyterian Cemetery
a.k.a. Oak Grove Cemetery

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(2) Gjerpen Cemetery
a.k.a. East Valders
a.k.a. Madson Church Cemetery

Gjerpen by section and lots

All tombstones photographed
Oct. 2010

(3) Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery

 

(4) Old Clark Mills Cemetery

 

(5) Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery

near Valders

(6) St. Mary's Cemetery

near Clarks Mills

(7) St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery
a.k.a. Cemetery of Pine Grove

in Whitelaw

CENTERVILLE TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Cleveland

 

(8) Kassa Cemetery

Also called St. John's cemetery in
many of the obits.
It's run by the St. Johns Graveyard Ass'n.

(9) St. George Catholic Church Cemetery

Began around 1861, the church was demolished in 1953 with only the cemetery remaining.

(10) St. John Lutheran Cemetery

Now know as St. Johannes/St. George

(11) St. John's Ebeneezer Reformed Church Cemetery

 

(12) St. John Reformed Church Cemetery

 

(13) St. Wendel Catholic Church Cemetery

 

(14)Saxon Cemetery

 

COOPERSTOWN TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Maribel

 

(15)Eastside Cooperstown Township Cemetery
a.k.a. Zion Methodist Cemetery


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(16)St. James Catholic Cemetery

 

(17)St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

Rosecrans area

(18)St. Wenceslaus Cemetery
a.k.a. Greenstreet Cemetery

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(19)Westside Cooperstown Cemetery

Now belongs to St. John's church

EATON TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
St. Nazianz

The Presbyterian church that served this area is now located at the Pinecrest Historical Village in Manitowoc co.

(20)Eaton Union Cemetery

 

(21)St. Gregory Church Cemetery - St. Nazianz

Please read the sources page that comes up when you click on the cemetery

(22)St. Gregory Church Death Records - St. Nazianz

Please read the sources page that comes up when you click on the cemetery

(23)Society of the Divine Savior Cemetery

Oschwald Mausoleum & priest and brothers cemetery

(24)Streckert Family Cemetery

 

(25)J. O. Tyler Cemetery
a.k.a. Niles Church Cemetery

Although this cemetery was called the Niles Church Cemetery, it did not belong to the church.

There was a Becker cemetery no longer in existence

 

FRANKLIN TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Kellnersville

 

(26)St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

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Hubbard Cemetery

It measures 35' x 37', and is located approximately 1/2 mile west of the intersection of San and Hempton Lake Roads, on the north side of the road.

GIBSON TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(27)Jambo Creek Cemetery

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(28)Larrabee Church Cemetery

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(29)Melnik Presbyterian Cemetery

 

(30)St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery

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(31)Town of Gibson Cemetery Association
a.k.a. Zander Cemetery

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KOSSUTH TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Francis Creek

 

(32)Knollwood Mausoleum

 

(33)Knollwood Memorial Gardens

 

(34)Kossuth Bohemian Cemetery

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(35)Kossuth Evergreen Cemetery

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(36)Kossuth National Cemetery

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(37)Old First Baptist Cemetery

Began in 1850, the congregation moved to Manitowoc in 1943. Only the cemetery remains.

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(38)St. Anne's Catholic Cemetery

 

(39)St. Augustine's Catholic Cemetery/Reifs Cemetery

 

LIBERTY TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(40)Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery

 

(41)West Valders Cemetery
a.k.a. Norwegian Lutheran Cemetery

 

(42)Pleuss Family Cemetery & Schnell Family Cemetery
a.k.a. Salem Methodist Cemetery
a.k.a. Liberty Township Cemetery

 

MANITOWOC TWP.

 

(43)Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum

 

(43a)St. Mary Catholic Cemetery

This was known as the Polish Cemetery

(43b)St. Mary Catholic Cemetery-Sisters Section

This was somehow missed when I originally put the cems. online.
Found when updating the cems.-2011.

(44)Evergreen Cemetery

Evergreen by section/lots

Records at the cemetery only go back to 7/27/1860.
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(44a)Potters Field Section
a.k.a. Manitowoc Co. Cemetery

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(44aa)County Hospital Section-Manitowoc Co. Cemetery
a.k.a. Asylum Cemetery

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MANITOWOC RAPIDS TWP
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(45)Branch Evergreen Cemetery

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(46)Franciscan Sisters Cemetery
a.k.a. Holy Family Convent Cemetery
a.k.a. Sister Cemetery

There are a number of lay people buried in the Sisters cemetery also.

(47)St. Joseph Alverno Cemetery

Also called the Silver Lake cemetery

(48)Old St. Mary's Cemetery
a.k.a.The Maternity of Mary
First Catholic Church in Manitowoc Co.

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MAPLE GROVE TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Reedsville

 

(49)Emanuel Evangelical - E.U.B. Cemetery

 

(50)Friedens U.C.C. Cemetery

in Reedsville
To find on findagrave.com it's
called Frieden Cemetery

(51)Holy Trinity Kasson Cemetery
Now known as Eastside Cemetery

The church, established in 1875, was located in the village of Kasson. Over time the congregation diminished until in 1961 the church was torn down leaving only the cemetery. The records of the church were subsequently moved to St. Mary Parish in Brillion, WI.

(52)Kasson Evergreen

 

(53)St. John - St. James Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery
"OLD PART"

in Reedsville - Old part #53
new part #76, Rockland twp.

(54)St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery (Old Section)

 

(55)St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery

 

MEEME TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(56)Bethel UCC Church Cemetery

 

(57)Holy Trinity Cemetery - School Hill

 

(58)Meeme Center Cemetery
Meeme Baptist Cemetery

 

(59)St. Fidelis Catholic Cemetery

Started with a log church around 1857, with a school being added in 1858. In 1875 new facilities were built which served until 1960 at which time because of the small membership and the condition of the buildings the membership and the students were transferred to Osman Wisconsin. The church was demolished, but the cemetery remains.

(60)St. Isidore Catholic Cemetery

The cemetery adjoining St. Isadore's
church, at Meeme, has been lately
improved. The ground was leveled and
ditched, and many other necessary
repairs were attended to, which give it
a much more prepossessing appearance
than formerly.
Manitowoc Lake Shore Times, Tuesday, October 25, 1881 P. 4

St. Isidore is now
St. Thomas The Apostle
See cemetery #71A

(61)St. James United Church of Christ Cemetery

Spring Valley, aka
St. Jacobi, aka Bohne's cemetery

MISHICOT TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Mishicot

 

(62)Holy Cross I

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(63)Holy Cross II
and
Mishicot Public Cemetery

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(64)Maack Cemetery
Apparently this is now
the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
according to the cem. sign.

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(65)National Cemetery
a.k.a. German Methodist Cemetery

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(66)St. Mary Catholic
a.k.a. Tisch Mills Public/ Progressive Farmers Cemetery Assn.

Now is Nativity of the Blessed
Virgin Mary Church cemetery

 

(67)Saxonburg Cemetery

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NEWTON TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(68)Newton Methodist Cemetery

 

(69)St. Casimir Church, Northeim

 

(70)St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery

 

(71)St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery

There is no longer a church with this cemetery. Beginning in 1947, the members began worshiping at the St. John Evangelical Lutheran church.

(71A)St. Thomas The Apostle Cemetery

This is a new Catholic Church that is located on 8100 Brunner Rd Newton, WI, with an adjoining cemetery.

(72)St. Peter Catholic Cemetery

The first church burned and was rebuilt. The new building was used until 1929, when it was sold and torn down.

(73)Salem Ebenezer Reformed Church Cemetery

 

ROCKLAND TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

The Presbyterian church that served this area is now located at the Pinecrest Historical Village in Manitowoc co.

(74)Friedens Cemetery
a.k.a. Friedens Evangelical
a.k.a. St. Paul Cemetery

 

(75)Rockland Cemetery

 

(76)St. John - St. James Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
a.k.a. West Side Cemetery
"NEW PART"

in Reedsville down the road from old part #53 in
Maple Grove twp

(77)St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
"NEW PART"

 

(78)St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery

 

(79)Zion Evergreen

 

SCHLESWIG TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations
Kiel

 

(80)Bethel Methodist
a.k.a. Meggers Cemetery
a.k.a Pilgrims Rest

 

(81)Bethlehem UCC Cemetery

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(82)Kiel Public Cemetery

 

(83)St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery

 

(84)Schleswig Cemetery
a.k.a. Rockville Cemetery

 

(85)Ucker Cemetery

 

(86)Union Cemetery

Union cemetery history
This is posted in the cemetery.

(87)Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery
a.k.a. Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery

Louis Corners

TWO CREEKS TWP.

There are no known existing cemeteries in this township.

TWO RIVERS TWP.
Map of twp. cemetery locations

 

(88)Tannery Cemetery
a.k.a. Emmanuel Ev. Lutheran Cem.

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The city records are integrated into the following transcriptions to give you the most information possible. City info is in brackets.[ ]

See a short history below this table

(89A)Pioneer Rest Cemetery
(89A)Sorted by lots

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(89B)Calvary Cemetery
Was St. Lukes and was turned over to the city in 1929
(89B)Sorted by lots

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(89C)Forest View Cemetery
(89C)Sorted by lots

Photographed by Jim
summer/fall 2011

(89D)Holy Cross Cemetery

Photographed by Jim
summer/fall 2011

(89E)Neshoto Cemetery

There was a church on the 1878 plat map in Neshoto and it was located on the corner of Johnston Dr. and Hwy B, about where River Falls restaurant is located. This is in Section 29 and was owned by 2 gentlemen who essentially owned the whole section. According to one of the burials at Neshoto the newspaper said the cem. was next to the church. Located by Rev. Bruce Huffer

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY


(90)Schwarzwald Cemetery
a.k.a. St. John's UCC

This cemetery was the nearest for the
people who lived near the county line.
Many Manitowoc county people are in it.

"If The Tombstone Could Talk What A Tale It Would Weave"
by Kay Nooker(former Secretary) and James Presl (past Sexton)
No, the City of Two Rivers is not including a mystery novel here in this year's calendar. Yet, there are many tales that could be told here in our City owned cemeteries. Buried here are many of the hard working pioneers of Two Rivers. Most of them were "common folk" with tales of many hardships as they picked up their roots and made their way to the "new world" Early records are very incomplete and little is known on the cemeteries' beginnings. The earliest known burial is that of Henry Stockwell, who died in 1847. there were people in this area before that time, so it is possible that the cemetery was formed even before that. Pioneers' Rest and Calvary Cemeteries make up the "old cemetery" as it is known by local folk. Originally, there was an area of the "old cemetery" known as "Potter's Field." Here persons who lived in the Town or City of Two Rivers had the right to a free burial. The "new cemetery", Holy Cross and Forest View, were formed about 1909. A tale of a sad tragedy happened October 28,, 1887, when the S.S. Vernon sank off the coast of Two Rivers and all but one of the 40 persons aboard drowned. Eight sailors, who were never identified, are buried in Pioneers' Rest Cemetery. A monument was erected by the local people in their memory, and in 1965 the Two Rivers Historical Society erected another marker including more information. One of the most well known landmarks in the cemeteries is the "Voshardt Mausoleum" which was built in 1914. "A first-class piece of work in every respect" is what H.F. Voshardt of Chicago, Illinois had commissioned Chas. G. Blake & Co. to construct. The mausoleum has a white polished marble interior with sixteen entombments within, the surnames of: Voshardt, Kahlenberg, and Mueller. It was decided in 1923 that the City owned cemeteries needed names, so a contest was held. The City Council choose the names from all entries and awarded $5.00 to Miss Minta Schneider, daughter of Henry Schneider, Sexton, for her submission of "Forest View" and $5.00 was awarded to Thomas Hayes, son of Alderman Hayes, for his submission of "Pioneers' Rest." Originally, Calvary and Holy Cross Cemeteries were owned by The Catholic Cemetery Society of Two Rivers. With permission granted by Bishop Paul Rohde, these cemeteries were turned over to the City in 1929. Because records were very poorly kept in the early days and vandalism of the old tombstones, there are several "unknown" burials. Now with over 11,000 burials, The City of Two Rivers has installed a computer in the Cemetery Office. All records will be entered and rechecked for accuracy. Already, a couple of "unknown" graves have been identified by sorting through the old books and records. Year round the Cemetery Department consists of three full time employees and one part-time secretary. To keep the grounds mowed, trimmed, and looking great, addition part-time people are added during the warmer months. We wish to invite you to take a walk through your City Cemeteries and see for yourself the history that surrounds you and the beautifully kept grounds. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or visit our office. James Presl, Sexton (Note: I have no date for this. The cemetery office said was written at least 20 years ago.)