Winner Cemetery, Hardley Twp. of Pike County, IL

Abandoned Cemetery..... is lost and needed to be found....

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Winner Cemetery

Date: March 7, 2001 ----when cemetery was first submitted.

Foxie made new web page June 06, 2006, w/tombstone photos contributed by Jack Winner of CA whose has relatives buried here and would love to see the cemetery cleaned up and put back to Normal.

Located in the NW corner of the NW of Section 4, Hadley township - 2 miles south of Beverly (Adams County) It is on the south side of the road which follows the Pike & Adams county line. It consists of about 4 acres, all of which is overgrown with brush and briars. There are many trees of various sizes, mostly black locusts. There was evidence of many unmarked graves, and a few marked by creek rocks. Many markers were down and some completely covered, though not deeply. The last burial date found was 1952.

Cemetery: Winner Cemetery
Established: 1839
Street: Located in the N.W. Corner of the N.W. Corner of the 1/4 section 14 of Hadley Township 2 miles south of Beverly, Illinois
City: 2 miles south of Beverly, Illinois
Township: Hardley Township, Pike County, IL
County: Pike
State: Illinois
Nation: USA
Nearby: Take the road South out of Beverly township in Adams county and go to end of road about 2 miles turn left on country road 0000N and it is located about  200 feet on the right. At the entrance it says WINNER CEMETERY
Reached by: Public road
Location: Rural woods
Land: Flat
Water: No
Sign: Yes
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Surrounded by: Natural
Gate: None
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: No
Markers: None
Gravestones: 69
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones: Yes
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: Yes
Pollution problems: Unknown
Oldest grave: 1839
Newest grave: 1952
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: W.C. & Vivian Lewis    May 4, 1975  Pittsfield  Public Library , in Pittsfield, Illinois, has record on file.
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: No
Vegetation: Disturbing-graves
Vegetation: Disturbing gravestones
Vegetation problem: Trees
Vegetation problem: Overgrown-vines
Drainage: Seasonal problem
Problem: Apathy
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: No work started as of yet
Owner: Cemetery
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Unknown
Visited: Occasionally
Previous contacts: No one.

Other information

The cemetery consists of approximately 4 acres, overgrown with brush and briars. Many trees of various sizes -mostly black locusts. The are evidence of many unmarked graves, and few marked by creek rocks. Many markers are down and some completely covered, thought not deeply

Submitted By:

name: Jack    Winner
Email: Jwinner143 @


Date: June 7, 2006
name: Jack Winner
Cemetery: Winner Cemetery
City: Beverly
County: Pike
State: Illinois
Nation: USA


Known surnames: Barnes, Burton, Chapman, Cole (Shinn), Curlis, Deeder, Farmer, Hasket, Hitch, Jasper, McCartney, McClain, McCleery, Mellon, Merrick, Orr, Predmore, Shaw, Starks, Winner, Tournear, Woodward.

Other Information: My Great Grandfather was a Civil War Veteran and is buried in the Winner cemetery. Thank you.

Photos:    Put box on here for Photos somebody might like to take to show the condition of this cemetery.  Thanks.. attach to and email in .jpg form and click on my hand below to email me... Thanks Bunches. 


Eliza A. Winner

Samuel Winner

Samuel & Mary A.Winner

Thomas Winner

Sarah Winner

Wife of S. Winner


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