Methodist Church Cemetery

Hermon, Chestnut Township, Knox Co, IL

These photos were taken on September 17, 2007, one very hot humid fall day of 90. I took these ones by myself with my, Bingo Buddy, who kept me company by laying in the shade while I walked around and got these. these will be in two pages from this day. Will be posting them all here. but need to sort them out as there are many. Pretty big cemetery but now have taken every tombstone that is left in the cemetery as when you walk around this cemetery you can see places where they might of been others. Either not replaced or now just gone.

 

Standing on top of middle hill in cemetery looking towards the back. My vehicle in the background.

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196photos in this gallery not all tombstone in cemetery are here!

Moore

Elijah

McCarty

Mahahal, wife of Michael McCarty,

Sept 05, 1861 AE 53trs 1m 28das.

McElerea

Almira Snare maybe on another page.

McElrea

Hannah, wife of Thomas, this may be on another page too.

McElrea

Hannah, close up of her stone.

Moore

Isoon, AE 37 years, can hardly read the name at all not sure if name is correct or not. has been repaired as you can see.

Brownfield

Christian Brownfield Aug 17, 1871

AE 75 yrs 5ms & 6 ds

Armstrong

Susan

Armstrong

Susan close up of her stone

Endsley

Margaret J. , wife of S. died Aug 31, 1854 AE 23yrs 2ms

Older stones

shows older stones of children's stones in the cemetery

Homes

Martha, dau of ****Margret's stone wife of S. Endsley is behind this stone.*****

Vickery

William E., son of

????

a children's stone only thing left is the age. 8yrs ?1m & 15das

???

Mary E., Dau of A & N. E., sinking into the ground. can't tell whose it is without digging it up. But bet it is Vickery. She is buried among them.

Vickery

James M. son of a & N. E.

Shumaker

???? dau of J. & A. can't read this child's name according to the listings her name might be Carrie.

Shumaker

Theodore, 1yr 1m, son of J. A. died Feb 12, 1865-- this stone if getting very weather and covered and very hard to read.

Shumaker

Theodore & Carrie's stone together.

Shumaker

Phidelia, 15yrs 6m 25ds old dau of J. & A., who died May 21, 1862

Shumaker

Charles, 1yr 6m 20ds aged son of J. & A.

Bond

Ida, wife of E.

Bond

Ida, wife of E. close up

Shumaker

John & Abigail Leigh, his wife. another photo of this stone. these are the parents of the childrens stones just before this.

Shumaker

John & Abigail Leigh, his wife. another photo of this stone. these are the parents of the childrens stones just before this.---close up....

Stiles

Margaret M., dau of M. & P, b. June 17, 1848-- July 24, 1887

Stiles

Marcus, "father"

Stiles

Marcus, born in Cortland, NY, June 24, 1796. this is a newer stone probably to replace the older stone behind this stone.

Stiles

Marcus family plot & to show that a stone is missing. there is a foundation but no stone.

????

showing position of this stone. no markings could I find on it. but wanted to note its position in the cemetery.

Terry

John H & his wife Margret E.

VanSickle

Mary, wife of Jacob Apr 28, 1851 AE 55yrs--stone is lying flat on ground and getting eroded over. needs to be put back up. Mary's is the one in the middle.

VanSickle

Mary, wife of Jacob Apr 28, 1851 AE 55yrs--stone is lying flat on ground and getting eroded over. needs to be put back up. close up....

Terry

Ada., dau of W & ??? very weather worn very hard to read.

Terry

Ada, close up of her stone

Terry???

think this is one of the Terry stones possibly John a son of E. & J. only have his age. 23yrs, ?ms 24das

????

can't tell from position of stone and photo have to retake when Kate can go with me to see whose it is.

Hawkins

Infant, dau of C. & E. J. Hawkins died July 12, 18?? looks like 1855 but can not be sure getting hit on the side from something which is ruining the date.

Hawkins

Joseph, son of E. & R. J. getting awful hard to read.

Hawkins

Hannah, dau of T. & S. died April 01, 1854 Aged 16yrs 5ms 13ds

Vickery

Albert P., son of son of A. & N. E. 11m & 17das in age.

Mitchell

Cornelia A. dau of J. & D died July 18, 1869 AE 11ms & das

Children's stones

All the children's stones in a row. the ones just before this photo.

Children's stones

Looking back from the other way. South to North.

??????

Died April 29, 1869 AE 17years 6 months & 18 days. all that is left of this stone.

Imel

Zera Jane wife of Henry Imel 1865-1893 & son

Shumaker

G. W. plot

Shumaker

Edna 1year old dau of G. & W. her name on top of stone.

Shumaker

Edna, front view

Shumaker

Daisey, dau of G. W. & M. E. Jan 15, 1876

Shumaker

Perry, six day old son of M E. & G. W.

Shumaker

Perry, six day old son of M E. & G. W.

Shumaker

G. W/. & Martha E. his wife

Drumm

Sarah, wife of George

Drumm

Our Father & Mother

Drumm

George, all on the same stone only different sides.

Watkins

Ida & John

Davis

Rueben

Davis

Rueben

Davis

Rueben

Thurman

"Buddy" Aaron Eugene Thurman

Carroll

David C. Mar 26, 1896--- Apr 09, 1971

Horton

Hazel L.

Burch

John Alvin 1881-1940 pauper's stone.

Shumaker

Roberta wife of Ullie 1878--1978----- 100years

Ullie-- 1875--1937

Farr

Hagel I 1905--2003

Donald W. 1907--1972

Bowden

Florence, "Mother" 1881-1931

Charles "Father" 1873--- no date of death on stone--2007, Oct.

Thurman

Howard & Martha Hoxworth

Thurman

Howard & Martha Hoxworth

Thurman

Lora U.

Browning

Arthur L. & Mary J. his wife

?????

Stone base with no markings on it.

Swegle

Charles A.

Mary Alena Arthur

Swegle

Charles A. by itself

Swegle ~ Arthur

Mary Alena she is buried by Charles.

Swegle

G. W.

Swegle

Mary A. , wife of Layfette.

Swegle

Lafayette's family plot all Swegle's before this photo and then little Williams after.

Swegle

William 12 year old son of L. & M A.

Swegle

LaFayette

Swegle

LaFayette's surname stone.

Miller

Corp. Albert C. Co L. 7th Ill Div. Civil War Vet. stone behind this stone is probably the family stone. it's broken.

Miller

Corp. Albert C. Co L. 7th Ill Div. Civil War Vet. stone behind this stone is probably the family stone. it's broken.--- close up

Miller

Corp. Albert C. Co L. 7th Ill Div. Civil War Vet.this is photo of his family stone it is broken off base and will soon be gone if family doesn't do something.

Hale

William H. & his wife Ida M.

Hale

William H. close up

Carothers

Willie, 5yrs 1m 21ds son of L. & S. J., getting very weather worn & hard to read.

Moore

Mary J. wife of Paul

Carothers

Sarah Jane, "Mother'

Carothers ~ Moore

Wilie's, Sarah Jane's Carothers & Mary J. Moore's stones together. didn't know if they are related or not.

Moore

Reece all I can get off the stone.

Moore

Reece to put who he was buried by Martha Spencer Jacobs

Jacobs

Martha Spencer, "Mother"

Shumaker

Jacob & Charlotte

Shumaker

Jacob & Charlotte top of their stone.

Shumaker

Jacob & Charlotte full view

Shumaker

Nancy L., AE 1YR 2M DAU OF J & C, Oct. 21, 1860-- stone is sinking into the ground. and getting hit on side by the mower.

Row of stones.

to show where Nancy's stone is Nancy's is the closest to the left.

Bellwood

Sarah, Mother, Della Bellwood stone., wife of James

Bellwood

Della, 3yrs 3m 12 das daughter of A. & S. B.

Bellwood

Sarah, wife of James

Bellwood

Sarah's & Della's stone again

Routh

Thompson L. & his wife Mary C.

Routh

Thompson & Mary C. his wife

Routh

Bessie Leigh, daughter of

Bellwood

Amanda 2yr 6ms 25das dau of J & M Bellwood who walked to heaven on Feb 25, 1865? not quite sure of the last number in date.

McGrew

America & James brother & sister I would presume.

?????

died May 21, 1872 all can read on this broken off stone.

Shumaker

James & Mary his wife with Daughter's stone

Imel

Emanuel S. 1yr 1mo 19days old son of P. H. & J. A. walked to heaven on June 29, 1862----

Sarah Ann, wife of P H. walked to heaven on Sept 25, 1854 at the young age of 25 yrs 9ms & 20das.

Imel

Sarah Ann, wife of P H. walked to heaven on Sept 25, 1854 at the young age of 25 yrs 9ms & 20das. by itself.

Imel

Emanuel S. 1yr 1mo 19days old son of P. H. & J. A. walked to heaven on June 29, 1862---- by itself

Stevens

Nancy wife of Ja's Stevens rose to heaven on oct 23, 1870 at the age of 50 years & 7ms.

Stevens

Nancy's with or by one that is broken.

Pickard

Stephen D. son of Thomas & C

Packard

Leander son of Thomas & C. probably a brother to one before but surnames are spelled differently please notice.

Leigh

Robert's plot.

Leigh

Mary, on other side from Robert

Leigh

Mary's side close up.

Leigh

Abigail Pierce newer stone in front of original older stone. -------------------------------------------------------------------------

In Memory of Abigail Pierce Leigh, wife of Benjamin Leigh born May 16, 1754 Newburyport, Mass.

Died August 11, 1837 Hermon, IL. has to be one of the first burials here. not on listing but will be.

Berry

Silas & Caroline's together

Berry

Silas W.

???

"Farewell" Caroline wife of needs to be dug up. could be this ladies stone:

Berry Caroline, Nov. 29,1867 wf. S. W. ae. 91yr. 1m. 17d.

????

Looking south from stone in next photo that needs to be dug up.

?????

needs to be dug up. forgot to when had Kate there. Next photos shows position in the cemetery where it is located at.

?????

Showing places standing south and looking north towards Corp William MeElrea's family plot where there looks like should be stones and none. or partials just left.

first picture

????

Showing places standing south and looking north towards Corp William MeElrea's family plot where there looks like should be stones and none. or partials just left.

McElrea

Corp William C. plot.

McElrea

Ida & Her parents name stones

McElrea

seven day old daughter, Ida, of Corp William C.

McElrea

Corp. William C. -- family name stone

McElrea

Melissa

McElrea

Corp. William C Co C 361 Inf.

right behind the surname stone

McElrea

Corp. William C Co C 361 Inf.

Crowell

John, Elizabeth & McElrea surname stone on end.

Crowell

"Farewell Mother"

Elizabeth, wife of John Crowell

Crowell

John Crowell, Jr. -- AE 39yr 2m 16da

Crowell

John, Jr. close up of his stone

Crowell

John older man father of one on front of stone.

Crowell

***John have to check this stone. can make out that it also says Sr. on it.

Crowell

Back of the stone pretty unique when you look at it all the way around. almost seems like a piece of it is missing.

Crowell

John, Elizabeth, on end the black one is McElrea

Bohman

5yr 7ms 28das old dau of J & A. Bohman entered her spiritual being on Sept 11, 1862. they called her Catherine L.

Bowman

1yr 7m dau of J. & A. M. Bowman, named Emma M. departed this life for a greater spiritual life on Oct 04, 1865.

Bowman ~ Bohman

1yr 7m dau of J. & A. M. Bowman, named Emma M. departed this life for a greater spiritual life on Oct 04, 1865.

5yr 7ms 28das old dau of J & A. Bo?h?man entered her spiritual being on Sept 11, 1862. they called her Catherine L.

Thurman

Howard 1848 1936---- pauper's stone

Thurman

Howard 1848 1936---- pauper's stone

Housh

Edward C.

Housh

James E.

Housh

Bertha & Richard V.

Housh

Betsy V. Housh

June 10, 1918- July 23, 2002

Housh

Bertha & Richard

Edward & James E.

Harris

Mary Jane, "Beloved Mother"

Harris

Forrest S. & Rosa Stoddard, his wife

Hale

from Nathan Harvey to Solomon

Hale

Solomon S.

Hale

Ivan M.

Hale

Nathan Harvey & Dora N. Bell his wife

Ray

William & Lovina his wife

Griffith

Henry C. & Emeline E.

Griffith

Henry C. & Emeline E. his wife close up

Cox

Samuel & Mary's stones together.

Cox

Mary E. wife of Samuel they both died young.

Cox

Samuel W., buried by Harriet & George Cox

Cox

George W. & wife Harriet

Cox

George W. & wife Harriet close up

Trovillo

Mary, wife of W. V. only 22yrs 10m 21 ds when she passed on.

Cox

the previous photos are in this line.

Berry

Joseph & Martha Pence

?????

showing the broken stones by the Switzer stone

?????

broken stones by Switzer stone

Switzer

John W. & Phebe to show places where stone once were beside this one.

Switzer

John W. & Phebe his wife

Griffith

Henry C. position in cemetery.

Sailer

Infant son, Steven June 05, 1955--June 08, 1955

Sailer

David A. Sailer 1952-2006

"If Tears Could Build a stariway, and Memories a Lan, I'd Walk Right up to Heaven and Bring You Home Again."

no stone just funeral home marker

Bishop

Arthur--- "Dad" 1905-1972

Lora G. --"Mom" 1909--???

Harper

Golden--- "Father"

Spurlock

John & Lina

Selph

Stewart P. 1889-1944-- "Father"

Nellie M. 1891-1944--- "Mother"

Selph

Laura, sister of Stewart 1890-1964

Selph

Mylon P. 1911-1954

Beulah L. fie of Mylon P. 1911-1993

Selph

Mylon P. 1911-1954

Beulah L. fie of Mylon P. 1911-1993 w/Flowers

Pettingill

Mary C., 1908-1994

Russell C. 1906-1968

Rieker

Mildred, wife of John M.

John M.

Rieker

John M. Corp 39 Inf 4th Div. WW I

Rieker

Mildred, wife of John M.

John M. his military stone with their family stone.

Tucker

Eliga

Hedrick

Beulah M.

Harris

Harris & Gertrude

Elliot

Alta Fay

Cain

Mary D. & James H.

Harris

Emma Routh

Roth

Lewis Earl

began October 23 , 2007 --- finished Oct 28, 2007


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