WPA - Farrar or Prange Cemetery, Cahokia Township, Macoupin Co IL


Farrar or Prange Cemetery
(Frarrar)

transcribed by Mary McKenzie

Cahokia Township
Macoupin County
Sec. 23 8 6 NW ¼  NW ¼
Illinois


From the WPA Project in the late 1930's.
This cemetery is located on the Henry PRANGE farm about four and one half miles south of Hornsby; in the N. E. quarter Sec. 23. This cemetery is also a forgotten cemetery. It sets off in the timber about one and one half miles from the public road. The fence around this cemetery is new as Mr. PRANGE told us he just put it up last year because the cattle were grazing on the cemetery.

The oldest grave is that of Wm. FARRAR who died Nov. 7, 1844.

There are quite a few FARRAR graves in this cemetery when it began. We cannot find out or what the name of it was, most likely the FARRAR'S started it. There are 35 graves located here. There are 12 graves to be filled and 18 to be leveled. There are no veteran's graves to be filled. Eighteen stones in this cemetery need to be reset and 14 need to be recut. The fence is good. Two people were interviewed for information concerning this cemetery.

There are quite a few FARRAR graves in this cemetery when it began. We cannot find out or what the name of it was, most likely the FARRAR'S started it. There are 35 graves located here. There are 12 graves to be filled and 18 to be leveled. There are no veteran's graves to be filled. Eighteen stones in this cemetery need to be reset and 14 need to be recut. The fence is good. Two people were interviewed for information concerning this cemetery.

The cemetery is filled with brush and trees are down. Only two stones are still standing; the rest are all down. This cemetery is in poor condition.

The Grantor, August H. PRANGE, a bachelor, of the town of Cahokia in the County of Macoupin and State of Illinois for and in consideration of other valuable consideration and one dollar convey and just claim to William H. PRANGE of the Town of Cahokia, County of Macoupin and State of Illinois all interest in the following described real estate, to wit: The S 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 14, containing 80 acres; the NE 1/4 of section 23 excepting 1/2 acres used for an old cemetery containing 159 1/2 acres. Nine acres off the north side of the S 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of section 23. All in Township 8 North Range 6 West of the 3rd Principal meridian. Coal rights excepted. (Revenue stamps to the amount of $7.00 attached) situated in the County of Macoupin, in the State of Illinois hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the Homestead Exemption Laws of this State. Dated July 1, 1933.

August H. PRANGE

Recorded October 25, 1933 Deed Record # 364 page 468; copied Jan. 4.1940

This deed is the only one that mentions the exception for the cemetery. PRANGE, H. J. bought this land in 1882 from Fritz SCHWEPPE, but it does not except the cemetery. The land has been in the PRANGE relationship since 1881.


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