Finck <Fink> of Knox County, IL

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         My daughter, Kate, and I just visited this cemetery.  Looks like at one time somebody tried to put this cemetery to rights but gave up or something.  Because it was never finished and is overgrown in small trees, brush, weeds, poison ivy & oak, and other such things.  Would like to go back sometime to see if anymore.   There is one photo of a veteran of the war of 1812 that is not mentioned in the cemetery records below from the Knox County Genealogical Society of which I am a member.  Click on any of the thumbnails in the photo gallery and it will give you a larger picture of the tombstone... Thanks.

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This Cemetery is very much in need of some help. If you would care to donate your time, donations to help with repairs, have family buried here, or anything you could do to help in the renovocation of this cemetery either click on my doggie to email me or write me at

Foxie Hagerty
RR #2 Box 63
1635 Sherwood Road
Dahinda, IL 61428

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

The below was typed and emailed to me by my good friend Kathy Mills of Texas minus my comments.  Thanks a bunch Kathy...... You are great...

Fink Cemetery

        This old abandoned cemetery is located in the South East quarter of the South West quarter of Section 20 in Truro Township, Knox County, Illinois on the farm which is now known as the Wayne Ott Farm.

            There is evidence of possible burials which have been removed and also possibly other stones which are covered with growth. 

TEMPLE, Marvis S.  d. 5 Mar 1864  age 24 yr 3 mo 17 days

MORGAN, Son of P. & M. Morgan  d. 12 Mar 1870  age 5 yrs (top of stone missing)

Foxie's note:  The tombstone actually reads Finck.... you can see by photos below.

FINK, On front of Pyramid stone

            Osilla S.E. adored dau. of M. F. Fink

            d. 5 Apr 1863 age 4 yr 20 days

             On back of above stone

            Charles, son of J. & S. Fink  d. 22 Feb 1862  age 11 mo. 10 day

Foxie's note:  And from the looks of the tombstones from the cemetery when we were there on May 15, 2005,  the names above are on the same tombstone only on another side of it. 

   Children of Jacob M. & Susanna Fink

Foxie's note:  The tombstone actually reads Finck.... you can see by photos below.

Charles d. 22 Feb 1861            age 11 mo 10 da

Elizabeth            d. 21 Mar 1870            age 4 yr 4 da

George M.            d. 11 Mar 1873            age 17 yr 10 mo

Henry W.            d. 11 Mar 1873            age 3 yr 7 mo 25 da


Always a work in progress....

Another view of this cemetery. pretty weeds...


Kate, my daughter standing in the cemetery by a tombstone laying on the ground half covered in poison oak, mulfula Rose which my husband calls a weed. and other weeds. Wanted this to show the condition of the cemetery and also where it is...

Finck Cemetery

This cemetery is listed in the Knox County Records at the library as the Fink Cemetery. But names on the tombstones are spelled FINCK.

Tombstone for children.

can hardly read the first name but think it is a boy.

the second on is Elizabeth

Just a base no tombstone on it...

adopted daughter of


Martin S.

son of ?? & ?? Temple


This guy is a veteran of the War of 1812 and was 71 years old when he died. This one is not in the records from the library.

more than one. was trying to get a good one to see it. but it's broken in pieces and laying together...



War of 1812



more than one of these. It was draped with poison Oak. I told my daughter not to touch the vine or she could get poisen oak and what does she do.... She touches it. I couldn't believe it. I laughed her....still makes me chuckle to think about it. Made her wash thoroughly when she got home.




S. A. M.

probably for Stephen Morgan


infant daughter of A F. & H Finck.


Children of Jacob M. & Susannah Finck

side one



another name not reading.

another side of the Children of Jacob & Susanah Finck


This is another view of the Finck tombstone for the children of Jacob and Susanah with the top put back on by us. At least think it is the top...


son of J & ? Temple

can't hardly read this tombstone.


can only read that and the DIED on this one. Next photo is of the back of it. thought something might be wrote on it.


back of previous tombstone.


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Friday, May 05, 2006 08:06:37 AM update

created May 24, 2005