Painesville or Paynesville Cemetery

This cemetery is located on Kilbourn Road.

History

This information sent in by Paula. See contributors page.

Painesville Cemetery was established on Kilborn Road by the freethinkers from Germany in 1852. The freethinkers were very anti religion and followed the teachings of Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin along with Alexander von Humboldt who was a naturalist. They were named Painesville after Thomas Paine. The building was built by Protestants from Wittenburg, Germany who settled in Franklin and Oak Creek. The chapel served the First Free Congregation in Wisconsin. The building was used as an Army Depot during the Civil War, as well as by the Underground Railroad.

See a list of 1861 church members.

The Chapel located next to Painesville Cemetery is the first and oldest Freethinker Hall in Wisconsin. In 1977 it earned landmark status on the National Register of Historic Places.

The long version of Painesville can be found in a book titled, The Painesville Story by Anton Acker (1992). Due to copyright issues I cannot republish the information without permission from the author.

Saturday Oct. 19, 2002, they celebrated their 150th anniversary. The building in the process of being restored and Paula has created a website at http://painesville.topcities.com/painesville.htm.

Burials

The first burial in the cemetery is that of Christine Honadel, first wife of George, d. March 26, 1851.

Hahn, Dittmar, Rodel, Guinther, Geezy, Fink, Bauer and Noe are other surnames buried in this cemetery.

Paula's great great grandfather (Paul Noe, Sr.) was one of the first members and helped to build the meeting hall. His mother (Maria Elizabetha Noe d. 1862) and one of his children (Joseph Noe 1860-1865) are buried in the cemetery.

List of Surnames in this cemetery:
(From Paula's website)
Name   Row
ASHLEY,  7
BAUER,   9
BAUM,   1, 3
BLASCHKE,  2
BOSECKER,  6
BRUNN,   7
BURKHARDT,  4
BUSCH,   7
DECKER,  8
DIETZ,   1
DITTMAR,  6, 7, 9
FINK,   2, 4, 8, 11
FRANKE,  2, 7
GEEZY,   8
GEILFUSS,  4
GIESIE,  5
GOETSCH,  4
GRIESE,  6
GUENTHER,  6
GUINTHER,  8
GUINTHERN,  9
G▄NTHER,  6
GUTH,   4, 7
HAHN,   4, 7, 9
HALTER,  1, 5
HASS,   4
HEIDTKE,  11
HEIM,   2
HONADEL,  10, 11
HONODL,  9
IMMISCH,  5
JACKY,   10, 11
JORDAN,  2
KISTER,  3
KLING,   1, 3, 4
KNOELL,  4
KUNZELMANN,  5
KUNZLMANN,  5
LOTH,   3
LUEDER,  11
MAHR,   4
MEYER,   3, 4, 5
NOE,  8, 11
RODEL,   3, 9
ROELL,   8
ROHR,   7
SALOMA,  2, 10
SCHILLING,  7
SCHROEDER,  6
SCHROETER,  8
SEYMER,  1, 2
STEPHAN,  3
STROHM,  10
TOEPELT,  5
TÍPELT,  5
TRIESCHMANN,  6
VORHERR,  2
WEGNER,  2
ZIMMER,  6
ZIMMERMANN,  9

The following list of burials were transcribed by Paula and are also listed on her website.

SSDI = SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX


ASHLEY:
James W./b. 21 March/no death date
Lillian/25 December 1899/27 March 1957

BAUER:
Louise/3 March 1832/19 November 1858

BAUM:
Catherine/6 March 1816/8 July 1892
Frederick W/18 September 1852/8 October 1881
George/20 May 1811/15 September 1880

BLASCHKE:
Alma/d. 1963
Frederich/d. 1952

BOSECKER:
Carl/27 November 1827/18 March 1886

BRUNN:
Arthur/1887/1983/(b. 16 Jan 1887/d. Feb 1983/SSDI)
Emma/1865/1952
Meta/1888/1954
Theodore/1857/1952
Walter/1892-1951

BURKHARDT:
Ida/8 February 1868/11 July 1897

CUTH:
John D./26 November 1826/25 September 1904
Julie/23 June 1828/19 September 1869
Mary/2 May 1834/1 July 1918

DAVITZ:
Margaret L./1904/11 March 1993 (b. 4 Feb 1904/SSDI)

DIETZ:
Anna/1849/1925
Simon/1837/1908

DITTMAR
Christiana/1835/1911
Christiana/1829/6 September 1852
Christine M/18 December 1802/21 October 1864
Edward/1825/1898
Elizabeth/d. 21 August 1855
Elizabeth E/30 May 1804/27 May 1886
H Friedrich/25 January 1802/5 November 1871
Henry/1795/23 August 1855
Maria Elizabeth/22 February 1799/5 September 1862

FINK:
Catharina/3 September 1811/7 February 1864
Dorothea/1847/1932
Edgar J/1885/1969
Elizabeth/no dates 
Ella Louise/1874/1948
Irving E/1877/1956
Jacob/1844/1923
Jacob Philip/1 April 1793/10 November 1858
Johannes E/17 April 1796/11 January 1880
Lucy A/1875/25 July 1881
Martha D/1882/1967 (b. 18 Mar 1882/d. Apr 1967/Illinios)
Theresa/14 May 1841/15 June 1882

FRANKE:
Anna/23 April 1806/1 January 1873
C A/20 March 1827/10 January 1905
J F/24 July 1831/24 September 1912
Johann S/11 December 1804/13 September 1882

GEEZY:
Jacob/1828/10 October 1857

GEILFUSS:
Marie/1827/1903
Michael/1823/1903

GIESIE:
Elizabeth/7 September 1845/9 April 1923
Marie/3 March 1805/FB
Samuel/1 July 1800/15 January 1883

GOETSCH:
Gustav/25 September 1874/27 May 1895
Leonard/1842/1911
Louise/2 February 1842/24 February 1900

GRIESE:
Amalia/29 January 1837/6 November 1899
Anna/1866/1948
Christoph/2 April 1825/24 March 1909
Herman/1855/1833
William/1858/1937

GUENTHER:
Charles/1860/1910
J. G./1806/23 September 1855
M. E./1816/15 August 1855
Martha/1862/1936
Ruth D/30 December 1898/1936
Sabella B/8 February 1893/10 July 1907

GUNTHER:
Liezetia/24 January 1831/2 January 1892
Wilhelm/7 November 1836/7 October 1885

HAHN:
Henry/1801/5 October 1851
Karoline/1 March 1844/2 July 1864
Magdelina/24 October 1811/20 November 1893

HALTER:
Albert N/17 October 1927/14 February 1983
Alice/7 August 1883/19 August 1883
Elizabeth/21 July 1858/25 April 1899
Frank/12 July 1892/29 July 1894
Louis/7 November 1887/27 April 1888
Louis/9 January 1820/26 December 1904
Mary K/22 April 1830/28 September 1889
William/22 September 1857/30 July 1928

HASS:
Hattie/October 1889/2 January 1890

HEIDTKE:
Daughter/Caroline/1833/1885/OSSW:
Mary Lueder

HEIM:
Elsie Martha/d. 16 January 1991/(b. 20 Aug 1891/d.16 Jan 1991/SSDI)

HONADEL:
Amy Henrietta/17 February 1885/8 December 1885
Caroline A/20 July 1861/27 February 1885
Cecilia/29 August 1866/9 December 1889
Christine/November 1824/26 March 1851
Dorothy/28 October 1793/6 September 1871
Elizabeth/25 July 1878/10 December 1887
George/12 February 1850/8 July 1869
Henrietta S.8 October 1853/25 July 1867
Henry/16 October 1825/1 March 1892
Henry F/12 October 1855/15 July 1889
Isabella/28 August 1864/18 July 1937
John George/10 April 1793/23 March 1876
Magdelina/9 December 1828/2 July 1893
Walter/16 July 1868/13 February 1869
Immisch/father/1823/1906
Friedrich W/1 January 1850/7 March 1874
Mother/1829/1910

JACKY:
Margaretha/d. 8 March 1870
Michael/no dates

KISTER:
Catharina/25 January 1859/26 July 1870
Georg/24 November 1807/24 November 1883
George Jr/31 January 1846/18 October 1912
Heinrich/8 October 1818/9 May 1876
John/19 January 1845/10 May 1896
Mary/24 March 1815/17 April 1895

KLING:
Elizabeth/21 November 1821/11 May 1878
George/15 February 1855/15 December 1919
Jacob/21 August 1828/3 August 1889
Mary/1 September 1861/15 June 1899

KNOELL:
Christoph/3 April 1800/12 October 1893
Philippine/3 January 1832/15 December 1917
Valentin/8 May 1826/26 August 1884
Kunzelmann/Catharina/22 April 1810/2 August 1881

LOTH:
Edwin/18 April 1873/10 January 1896
Gottfried/27 September 1833/18 December 1902
Wilhelmine/25 December 1838/23 June 1896

LUEDER:
Mary/1813/1885

MAHR:
Aurelia/29 February 1864/3 January 1950
Barbara/18 February 1814/22 May 1897
Frederick/10 September 1853/18 February 1933
Pauline W/no dates
Wilheim/25 July 1811/9 March 1893

MEYER:
Anna/18 September 1814/1 May 1888
Caroline/1850/1928
Edward/1875/1960
Frederick C/11 October 1849/28 May 1933
Joseph/1839/1915
Joseph/18 November 1804/25 September 1890
Louis/1879/1880
Robert/1879/1962
Selma A/8 June 1860/1 October 1936
William/1881/1904

NOE:
Joseph/23 September 1860/26 May 1865
Maria Elizabetha/22 February 1799/5 September 1862

RODEL:
Anna/1795/20 June 1854
Hartman/No dates

ROHR:
Jacob/21 June 1789/27 October 1871

SCHROEDER:
Christian/1817/1898
Emma/1839/1913

SEYMER:
Adolph/1890/1945
Adolph/19 August 1873/10 October 1884
Albert/1859/1938
Alvina/1867/1964
Frederick W/13 November 1875/7 November 1858
Henry/1833/1913
Henry C/1879/1958
Lebertha/1842/1926
Mammie/30 January 1884/16 July 1906
Mary/10 September 1850/5 October 1922
William/3 July 1844/27 September 1903

SIERING:
Robert/17 September 1918/April 1987

STEPHAN:
Friedrich/10 August 1880/27 March 1897
Magdelena/4 October 1842/26 December 1903
William/10 July 1840/24 January 1921

TOEPELT:
F Oswald/March 1866/25 October 1879
Sophie/1843/1891

TRIESCHMANN:
Conrad/26 April 1834/23 October 1904

VORHERR:
Balthaser/28 January 1810/10 May 1890
Katharina/17 February 1806/25 April 1891

WEGNER:
Bertha/1880/1946
Gerald A/1906/1979/(b. 28 Oct 1906/d. Feb 1979/SSDI)
Leona M/1914-No death date
Otto P E/1880/1959

ZIMMER:
Amelia/1 September 1856/28 April 1901
Anna Maria/1821/1911
Henry/22 January 1853/19 November 1937
Henry/1828/1915
Herman/1861/1917
Mathilda/1866/1943

ZIMMERMANN:
Katharina/1 January 1801/11 August 1861
Nicholas/23 February 1798/14 April 1874