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Fash Cemetery

Fash Cemetery, Peoria County, Illinois

This is may not  be a complete listing of people burials in this cemetery. Thank- YOU

All information on this page has been graciously contributed by Wendy Stevens. Thanks so much Wendy 'n I will visit this place. from the looks of your photos it looks like they loved this piece of ground.  will try & type out the other newspaper and letter later on. You can read them from this web page too.

These are ancestors of Wendy's and they are actually standing in the cemetery. Her mother had thrown out the photos so they are a little distorted from that. Before the land sold with acception of one acre plot for the use of the cemetery and people who bought the land agreed to take careof the cemetery which they obviously did not.

Log cabin that used to be located near the cemetery. Wendy's family members

Thomas H. Fash Taken by Death.

Lifelong Resident dies Aged 79.

Thomas Henry Fash, 79 years old, resident of Peoria all his life, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ingersoll, 1900 Seventh Ave. at 12:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

The son of Henry and Lavina Miller Fash, he was born in Peoria, July 23, 1865. He married Anna M. Schafer in Tazewell County. December 05, 1889. she died here December 26, 1933. Mr. Fash had been a carpenter for 35 years, retiring two years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Ingersoll and Mrs. Laura Wolf, both of Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Addie L. Rooksby of Chicago, IL; one grandson Robert J. Willis of Peoria, and one great granddaughter Betty Louis Willis of Peoria. One son, Charles H. Fash died March 19, 1927. and a daughter, Eddie Myrtle Fash died in infancy.

Funeral rites will be conducted by Rev. O. L. Mullet at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning at the Wilton Mortuary. Interment will be in the Fash cemetery. Friends may call at the mortuary after 4 p. m. tomorrow.

Charles Henry Fash buried in Fash Cemetery

Albert Fash buried in Park View Memorial Park.

Oertle, Fred H. of Gardena (Groveland township) at Proctor Hospital Monday, July 4, 1927 at 6:30pm Age 34years 9months 19 days funeral notice later." Wilton Service."


Below are the only ones with headstones below that is Wendy's grandmother's listing of known burials in the cemetery. 

Fash, Addie 1895
Fash, Charles 1897 1927
Fash, Thomas H. 1863 1942
Rooksby, Walter 1905 1911

Name Notes

1. Daniel John Fash -   Thomas Fash’s grandfather

2. 2. Phoebe Campbell Fash-    grandmother

3. 3. Henry Fash-          father

4. 4. Lavinia Harris Fash-       mother

5. 5. Catherine Fash- sister

6. 6. John Shokel -     Catherine Fash’s Husband

7. 7. Thomas Fash -  son of Henry and Lavinia Fash

8. 8. Addie M. Fash -daughter of Thomas and Anna Fash

9. Charles H. Fash -    son of Thomas and Anna Fash 

10. Walter Rooksby-    son of Addie Fash Thomas Fash’s Sister and Edward Rooksby

11. Andrew Jackson Fash -  son of Daniel and Phoebe Fash

12. Libby -       wife of Andrew Fash

13. Name not known       a son of Daniel and Phoebe

14. Edgar Fash -    son of Henry and Lavina Fash   


*transcribed from her own family files by Wendy Stevens -- My grandmother kept a written record in which she stated these people are buried in the cemetery.



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