WPA - Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Cahokia
Township, Macoupin County IL
A Transcription of the WPA Record in Macoupin County
Archives, Carlinville, Illinois
by Mary McKenzie, 2010
Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
|S. E. of the N. W. of Sec. 12 T 8
History of the Evan. Luth
The Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
is located about three and one half miles South and East of
Hornsby, in the S. W. quarter, N. W. quarter, Sec. 12, T. 8 W.
R. 6. West of the third Principal Meridian.
This cemetery began in the year of 1893, when Mr.
J. S. gave the Congregation four acres of land for the
Church and Cemetery purposes and also for the parsonage.
This cemetery is in a very good condition, the
fence is a board fence one of the best fences of the Country
Cemeterys in this part of the County.
There are no weeds and brush in this Cem. as the
trustees keep it purty clean.
There are approximately sixty five graves in this
In 1911 there were two trustees, their names are
August Kruse and Fred Marburger, in 1911 the Cemetery ws
surveyed and platted, and is recorded in Book D. page 15 of
the Plat books.
The present trustees to this Cemetery are Milo
Ernst and Frank Niehaus. This Cemetery has a good drive
down the center of the Cemetery and the drain is good.
There are no Veterans buried there. The
oldest grave is that of George Marburger died in the year of
This Cemetery is in very good Condition.
(Deed – WPA Dated Dec. 29, 1939)
The Grantors F. W. Hartke and Wilhelmine Hartke His
Wife of Cahokia Township in the County of Mac. and State of
Ill., In hand paid Convey & Warrant to the Ev. Luth
Dreinin. Keits Germeinide its Trustees, F. Wm. Hartke and Aug.
Knese or successors of Cahokia Township Co. of Mac. State of
Ill. The following described Real
Estate: to Wit: Commencing twenty seven (27) rods
East of the Southwest corner of the South West quarter of the
North west quarter of sec. twelve (12) Twn. (8) Range (6) West
of the 3rd P. Merd. Thence North 25 rods and 13 ft – Thence
east 25 rds and 13 ft – to the place of beginning,
donated to said Germeinide for Congregational purposes,
so long as the said Germeinide make use of them for the
purpose named and in doctrines and practice unreserved by
holds to the rules, regulations and constitution adopted at
their meeting of organization held on the 18th day of June A.
D. 1893, It is further agreed that should the buildings
erected on these premises be vacated for five successive
years, then the premises described in this deed shall revert
to the Grantor or his heirs, situated in the Co. of Mac. State
of Ill. hereby releasing and waiving all rights under the
virtue of the Homestead Exemption laws of this State.
F. W. Hartke Seal)
Filed for record June 27, A.D. 1893 at 8:00
John Homer, Clerk
Book E.Y. Page 574
(Dated Jan. 2, 1896)
Plat of Cem. of the E. L. D. G. showing the
original Plat & New additions Located in the SW ¼ of the
NW ¼ of Sec. 12 – 8 – 6 W 3 PM A. 133
Old Plat & New Addn. D. 15
State of Illinois
I W. D. P. Warren, County surveyor
do hereby certify that on May 26, 1911 I did Survey & plat
for the trustees A. Kruse & F. Marberger, the Cem. of
Evangelische Lutherische Dreininschiets Germeinde, which cem.
is made to include the cem. Heretofore known as the F. W.
Hartke Evangelical Lutheran Public Cem., said old cem. being
now a part of the New Cem. as surveyed by me & platted
W. D. P. Warren
W. H. Hartke – A – 133 Plat of Cemetery
Plat of F. W. Hartkee Evan. Luth. Public Cemetery Described
& bounded as follows, to wit: Beginning 868 feet 10”
east & 21 ‘ 4” North of the quarter section corner of
Section 11 & 12 T. 8 N R. 6 W of the 3 PM, thence E 106
ft., thence N. 105 feet 8 in. N. thence West 106 ft. thence S.
105 ft 8 in. to place of beginning.
We the undersigned do hereby Grant
& Convey the shown public road, streets & alleys for
Public use as described in above Plat.
Witness in hand & seal this 2nd
day of Jan. 1896.
F. W. Hartke
Surveyed the 21st day of Oct. 1895
State of Illinois
(Filed for use Jan. 16, 1896. Green
Book A. 33)
I John Homer, Clerk of Circuit
Court do hereby certify that F. W. Hartke & Minnie H., his
wife signed, sealed & delivered the above plat their free
& voluntary wil, for the use & purpose therein set
forth including the release of Homesteads. Wit my hand
& seal the 16th day of Jan. 1896.
February 28, 1910 - F. W. Hartke & Wilhelmine
Hartke sold all coal rights to the church and it was recorded
on April 21, 1910 in Deed Book 249, Page 45. This is a
lengthy record and I didn’t feel it would be of much use to
the researcher, however, if you are interested you will find
the record in the deed book mentioned.
|Name of Cemetery:
| Evangelical Lutheran Church
|W. W. ¼ N. W. ¼ Sec. 12. T. 8 W. R.
|George Marburger, Born 1822 – Died
|Number of Graves:
|Number of graves to be filled:
|Number of graves to be leveled:
|Number of Veterans graves that need
|Number of stones in cemetery that
|Number of stones that need
|Condition of fence:
|Rods of fence to be repaired:
|Rods of fence to be replaced:
|Number of people interviewed:
Dirt driveway about.
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