Farm Horizons, December 2014

Sylvan Cemetery near Howard Lake started next to a Quaker church

By Aaron Schultz

This is the Herald Journal’s third installment of looking at rural cemeteries from our readership area.

This time, we’ll take a snapshot of the Sylvan Cemetery, which is located roughly five miles northwest of Howard Lake.

The cemetery is located just off Wright County Road 5 on 10th street.

Sylvan Cemetery was started in 1872 and was placed next to a Quaker Church.

That church is no longer standing next to the cemetery.

As recently as 2006, there was a burial at the cemetery, but there hasn’t been many since 2000.

Overall condition of the cemetery is good, but it is somewhat hard to tell currently with all of the snow covering the grounds.

As you enter the cemetery there is a huge boulder with the name of the cemetery on it, and am American flag still flies at the entrance.

Russell Gausman was the caretaker for the cemetery when the names below were recorded.

All existing and legible headstones, last updated 2006

LAST; FIRST; MAIDEN; DEATH DATE
ALLISON Lavenia 1881
ALLISON Lizzie 1879
BENNINGTON George 1893
BENNINGTON Georgia 1893
BOAM Henry 1884
BOAM Sarah 1883
BOULAY Kenneth 1993
BOWMAN Bert 1958
BOWMAN Edgar 1995
BOWMAN Edith 1891
BOWMAN Edna 1909
BOWMAN Elmer 1927
BOWMAN Gladys 1999
BOWMAN Jane Smith 1948
BOWMAN Jennie 1946
BOWMAN Levi 1923
BOWMAN Martha 1936
BOWMAN Ray 1908
BOWMAN Rebecca 1884
BOWMAN Roland 1941
BOWMAN Sarah 1938
BOWMAN Thomas 1959
BOWMAN William 1886
BROCK Amandus 1910
BROCK Caroline 1938
BROCK Edwin 1910
BROWN Sharon 2004
BURCHETT 1913 twins
BURCHETT Cora 1955
BURCHETT Cowan 1931
BURCHETT Elvira 1935
BURCHETT Erwin 1916
BURCHETT Eustice 1892
BURCHETT Grover 1985
BURCHETT Hurston 1962
BURCHETT Ida F 1945
BURCHETT John 1894
BURCHETT Leonard P 1978
BURCHETT Leonard W 1954
BURCHETT Mary 1904
BURCHETT Merideth 1897
BURCHETT Merideth G 1934
BURCHETT Olive 1914
BURCHETT Patrick 1943
BURCHETT Sollie 1928
BURCHETT Thomas 1921
BURCHETT Thomas 1962
BURCHETT Willie 1889
BRUMFIELD James
BRUMFIELD Nancy 1899
BRUMFIELD William H 1888
BUSKIRK Charles 1903
BUSKIRK Joseph 1897
BUSKIRK Oliver 1882
BUSKIRK Rachael 1916
CAMPBELL Marion 1931
CARLSON Carl J 1947
CARLSON Carry Smith 1940
CHAFFINS Carl 1970
CHAFFINS Donivan 1988
CHAFFINS Edith 1986
CHAFFINS Ione 2002
CHAFFINS Roy 1985
COBURN Herman
COBURN J H 1890
COBURN Minerva 1944
COBURN Thompson 1912
COCHRAN George 1886
COFIELD Clara Bell 1951
COFIELD Mildred 1913
COMPTON Delbert 2002
COMPTON Frieda 1988
COMPTON Harriet 1959
COMPTON William 1959
DAVIS George 1915
DAVIS Mary 1915
DEVORE Herbert R 1910
DITTLE Elizabeth 1995
DITTLE Robert 1997
DOBLE Cynthia 1887
DOBLE Eldoras 1872
DUNCAN twins
DUNCAN Earl 1925
DUNCAN Ervin
DUNCAN Mary E 1950
DUNCAN Minnie 1900
DUNCAN William 1980
DUSKE Annabelle 1978
DUSKE Ervin 1978
DUZAN Samuel 1890
EDMONSON Rosella 1996
EDWARDS John 1966
EDWARDS Mildred 1990
ENTINGER Christopher 1987
FERRELL Alexander 1945
FERRELL Alice 1987
FERRELL Anna 1898
FERRELL Cheryl 1977
FERRELL Clifford 1980
FERRELL Cora 1936
FERRELL Daniel 1934
FERRELL Donald R 1918
FERRELL Dorothy 1940
FERRELL Edward 1917
FERRELL Edward J 1995
FERRELL Ezra 1950
FERRELL Guy 1969
FERRELL Harold 1984
FERRELL Iryne 1971
FERRELL James H 1902
FERRELL James M 1946
FERRELL Lena 1948
FERRELL Liam 1995
FERRELL Lillian 1982
FERRELL Lucy 1943
FERRELL Paula 1952
FERRELL Raymond 1948
FERRELL Sarah 1915
FERRELL Stella A 1908
FERRELL Thornton 1918
FERRELL Verald L 1914
FERRELL Virgil 1931
FIEDLER Infant 1930
FIEDLER Dora 1964
FIEDLER Fred 1936
FIEDLER Irene 2006
FIEDLER John 1961
FIEDLER Kenneth 1911
FIEDLER Marjorie 1943
FIEDLER William 1918
FLEMING Carney 1941
FLEMING Doctor 1923
FLEMING Francis 1941
FLEMING Luvena K 1941
FLEMING Mary 1936
FULTZ Alta 1898
FULTZ Claud 1896
FULTZ Clyde 1903
GREER Infant 1912
GREER Aubrey 1909
GREER Clyde 1988
GREER Edward 1947
GREER Elizabeth 1909
GREER Eliza 1923
*GREER Lloyd 1981
*GREER Lloyd S 2001
GREER Mabel 1900
GREER Mabel 1979
GREER Pearl 1926
GREER Philip 1952
GREER Samuel 1939
GREER William 1917
GROVES Wallace 1985
GUILLET Patricia 2005
HALL Eliza 1913
HALL Marquis D.L. 1900
HAYES James 1962
HEMPEL David 1959
HEMPEL Margaret 1947
HEYER Infant 1926
JOHNSTON Edith 1933
JOHNSTON Kathleen 1933
JOHNSTON Mary 1929
JONES Infant 1900
JONES Albert 1958
JONES Brandon 1986
JONES Edna 1894
JONES Elizabeth 1900
JONES Evan D 1917
JONES Evan 1948
JONES Ida 1939
JONES Lena 1898
JONES Lizzie 1902
JONES Margaret 1887
JONES Nicholas 1986
JONES Pamela 1997
JONES William 1922
JUNKEN Edwin 1874
JUNKEN Martha 1875
KLUGOW Darrel 1973
KLUGOW Lena 1976
KLUGOW Mary 2000
KLUGOW Myron 1979
KLUGOW Otto 1989
LEE Ellen 1882
LEHTOLA Dorothy 2004
LEHTOLA Karl 1993
LEWANDOWSKI Mabel 1946
LEWIS Hugh 1948
LEWIS John 1881
LEWIS Mary 1887
LEWIS Minnie 1970
MANKINS Infant 1906
MANKINS Frank 1913
MAUER Minerva 1928
MAUK Doris 1988
MATTSON Ralph 1973
MCCLEES Armentine 1951
MCCLEES Ben 1979
MCCLEES Dennis 1935
MCCLEES Gladys 1972
MCCLEES Joyce 1935
MCCLEES Martin 1952
MCCLEES Thomas 1933
MCCLEES Infant 1925
MCCLEES Willard 1981
MCCORMICK Walter
MCCOY William 1884
MCDONALD Edward 1876
MCKINZIE Vircie 1891
MCVEETY Clara 1939
MCVEETY David 1889
MCVEETY David E 1939
MCVEETY Edwin 1901
MCVEETY Elizabeth 1915
MCVEETY Erwin 1901
MCVEETY Sadie 1981
MCVEETY Simon 1959
MEIER Infant 1935
MEIER Edith 1977
MEIER Esther 1936
MEIER Rudolph 1979
MOORHEAD Allen 1934
MOORHEAD Cecil 1989
MOORHEAD Dale 1960
MOORHEAD Dathel 1919
MOORHEAD Genoa 1955
MOORHEAD Ruth 1998
MORRIS Blanche 1960
MORRIS William 1962
MOSHIER E L 1891
MOSHIER J W 1886
MOSHIER Levi 1913
MOSHIER M L 1890
MOSHIER Sarah 1895
MULLEN Arnold 1947
MULLEN Hattie 1981
MULLEN Roy 1985 Sr
MULLEN William 1954
NELSON Anna 1938
NELSON Catherine 1980
NELSON E R 1939
NELSON Mildred 1913
NELSON Shedrick 1910
NEWMANN Etta 1922
OLIVER Acel 1970
OLIVER Addie 1986
OLIVER Charles 1891
OLIVER Dale 2004
OLIVER Elizabeth 1872
OLIVER Emma 1925
OLIVER Ethel 1931
OLIVER Frances 1893
OLIVER Glenn 1996
OLIVER Ida 1975
OLIVER Idora 1953
OLIVER James L 1891
OLIVER John 1899
OLIVER Lee 2005
OLIVER LeRoy 1985
OLIVER Marcella 1992
OLIVER Orren 1922
OLIVER Stephen A.D. 1945
OLIVER William 1934
PEDERSEN Gladys 1987
PEDERSEN Peter 1970
PUGH Emma McCart 1908
RAASCH Gena 2002
RAILSBACK Lucille 2003
RAY Jennoa 1878
RAY John 1918
RAY Julian 1878
RAY William
RICE Infant 1919
RICE Elsie 1986
RICE Eliza Jane 1917
RICE Harold 1996
RICE Howard 1978
RICE Hugh 1958
RICE Jessie 1962
RICE John D 1957
RICE Mildred 1983
RICE Phoebe 1898
RICE Phoebe M 1925
RICE Sara 1938
RIFFE Nancy 1897
RUTHERFORD David 1940
RUTHERFORD Martha 1925
SARENPA Cora 1941
SMITH Effie
SMITH Infant
SMITH Finley 1934
SMITH Geo Edward 1941
SMITH James 1906
SMITH Lewis C 1919
SMITH Rebecca 1935
STARKEY Alice 1889
STARKEY Mollie 1915
STENBERG George 1967
STENBERG Irene 1996
SULLIVAN Carol 1983
SULLIVAN Charlotte 1909
SULLIVAN Delbert 1984
SULLIVAN Dolly 1998
SULLIVAN Eldon 1989
SULLIVAN Hattie 1941
SULLIVAN John L 1941
SULLIVAN Rebecca 1957
SULLIVAN Sam 1963
SWAN Arthur 1966
SWAN Effie 1976
SWEANY Edgar A 1965
SWEANY Mary Ann 1938
*SWEANY Mildred 2000
SWEANY Rev P.L. 1946
TOMLINSON Infant 1905
TOMLINSON Anna 1927
TOMLINSON Henry M 1879
TOMLINSON James 1973
TOMLINSON Joseph C 1893
TOMLINSON Joseph R 1907
TOMLINSON Nora 1974
TOWLE Freeman 1874
TOWLE Gusta 1875
WATSON Hattie 1899
WATSON John 1933
WATSON Nancy 1952
WATSON Vera 1976
WATSON William 1996
WELLER Irene 1998
WELLER Luella 1996
WELLER Richard 1966 Sr
WICKER Belle 1971
WICKER Benjamin T 1915
WICKER Elizabeth 1892
WICKER Irvin 1914
WICKER Martin 1965
WICKER Wilton 1930
WICKER Samuel 1953
WICKER Susan 1959
WILD Annie 1910
WILD William 1902
WOOD Vernon 2000
WORKMAN Josiah 1881

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