Street: On Fermilab
County: Kane County
Nation: U. S. A.
Directions: Unpaved road west of Meson lab on
property, which is a high-energy physics laboratory
Water source: No
Features: Sets on 2,500 acres,
appears to be surrounded by a wooden fence and pine trees .
Gravestones: Approximately 40
Newest: Robert Wilson
Died-2000. (Founder of Fermilab)
Availability: Fermilab Historian, Adrienne Kolb, a
Fermilab Newsletter from June and a news article from The Beacon News,
dated March 10, 2006.
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Alfred Benedict, s/o Isaac & Mary Benedict, died January
19, 1854, George C. Hubbard died January 17, 1851, aged 25 years,
Thompson Mead, Lieutenant in the War of 1812, and Robert Wilson,
died 2000. Most of the graves are Mead and Thompson (adults and
Bob Lootens is the property maintenance supervisor at
Fermilab, who grew up near the acreage and now takes care of it for the
lab.The headstones with 2 exceptions --- are in bad shape. Some
are broken, others have sunk into the earth, most have faded so badly
that it takes careful inspection to read them.
I have no full addresses, only the name of a staff writer
of The Beacon News of Aurora, Illinois who wrote this article that I am
contributing. (Matt Hanley)
Box for photos