This active cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 67, 2 1/2 miles south of Highway 18, Section 14, Ottawa Township.
Ottawa Town Cemetery was established circa 1844. The Ottawa Cemetery Association was formed Sept. 16, 1914 and was incorporated June 22, 1923. The Association has nine directors and they hold an annual meeting.
We recently received an update on the Ottawa Cemetery records. The president of the cemetery retired, due to old age and all cemetery records are now maintained by the town clerk for the Township of Ottawa. Her phone number is 262-965-3228.
The cemetery has a website up and have included a searchable list of graves and a cemetery map on thier site. You may want to check there for additional burials and additional information
There are cemetery records available 1844 to date. All monuments have been documented. Burial certificates began circa 1925 and are maintained by the Supervisor. Ottawa Association minutes, September 16, 1914-date. There is a chart of the cemetery and there are three sets of records with maps.
At the Waukesha County Museum there are transcriptions from the tombstones 1844-1939.
The transcriptions below were copied from Tombstones, 1844-Jan 1939 by the Waukesha County Historical Society, under personal supervision of Mrs. Edgar Tallmadge, Secretary, Waukesha.
Head of families appear first when known.
Location of graves may be had from the Cemetery Association.
There are a few unmarked graves, which no information can be found.
A few photos have been taken of stones in this cemetery by Linda & Larry Kopet. Click on the surname to see the photographs available. Obituaries when available are linked to the individual's name.
This is only a partial listing of burials in the cemetery. OSSW: means on the same stone with ALLEN: See McCLURE ANDERSON: See THOMAS APLIN: Father and Mother/OSSW: James/1822-1912/ (b. Jan 29, 1922/d.Feb 6, 1912/son of William & Elizabeth (Clale) Aplin)/OSSW: Margaret/His Wife/1831-1883(8)/(Maiden name GRANT/b. Sep. 10, 1831, in Scotland/d. 1888) Peter/d. Dec. 7, 1851/ae 2 mo 23da/son of J&M Hattie Grant/b. Feb. 18, 1852/d. Feb 13, 1912/daughter of J&M Jane E./d.Jan 16, 1864/ae 7 yr 10 mo 10 da/daughter of J.& M Donald/d. Jan. 3, 1870/ae 8 mo 4 da/son James E./d. Jan. 20, 1876/ae 22 Y's 5 M's 26 D's/Son of J & M Aplin/(no name on grave) APLIN: John/May 27, 1812/Feb 6, 1891 Henrietta (Harding)/Oct. 19, 1823/May 7, 1896/wife of John George/1847/July 14, 1878/Gored to death by a vicious bull(Waukesha Freeman) Frank/1852-1874/son Charles/1854/July 4, 1855/ae 9 mo/son Judson/d. Feb. 5, 1860/ae 3 mo 10 days/son of John & Henrietta Aplin/OSSW: Freeland/d. Feb. 10, 1860/ae 3 mo 15 days/son of John & Henrietta Aplin Walter J./1851/Jan 5, 1864/ae 13 yr/son of John & Henrietta Aplin Charles/son of J & M(or H) Aplin/Died July 11, 1855/aged 9 ms/ (possibly same as Charles above) APLIN: Robert Aplin/Died Oct. 24, 1878/aged 67 yrs 11m's & 2 d's/(born March 30, 1911, England) Mary (Gaylord)/1810/Jan 15, 1886/ae 75 yr 1 mo/wife of Robert Henry/Sep 29, 1839/July 29, 1890/son George ?./1842-1918/son Ann Evan (Cumming)/March 6, 1846, Canada/d. Nov. 23, 1926/ife of George W. Aplin/daughter of John C. & Eunice (Graham) Cumming Gaylord ?/1871-1875/son of Geo & Ann (Cumming) Aplin Louisa/Sep 3, 1846/Jan 16, 1836/daughter of Robt & Mary (Gaylord) Aplin Robert/July 14, 1851, England/d. Oct. 24, 1932/son of Robert & Mary Aplin Sarah Ann (Laney)/Jan 24, 1851/d. Jan 9, 1926/wife of Robert/daughter of Maurice or Morris & Ann (Audiss) Laney Alfred/b. Oct. 6, 1857 or 1858 in England/d. March 26, 1906/son of Robert & Mary (Gaylord) Aplin Sylvia Rosanna (Lurvey)/Nov. 1, 1859/May 27, 1908/wife of Alfred Aplin/ Daughter of William Lurvey APLIN: Robert J./Sep 19, 1898/Oct. 28, 1898/son of John & Alice M. (Stocks) Aplin APLIN: Viola/March 10, 1898/Aug 14, 1900/daughter of Albert E. & Hannah (Hassler) Aplin Infant Daughter of Albert E. & Hannah (Hassler) Aplin/Sept 8, 1903/Sept 14, 1903 APLIN: Infant Child of Howard Aplin/no date APLIN: See BREIDENBACH See CUMMING See LAIR AUDISS: Elizabeth/wife of John Audiss/Died Aug. 4, 1862/aged 61 ys & 8 Ms/OSSW: J.Audiss/Died Jan. 8, 1882/aged 86 Ys 8 Mo & 27 Ds/(John) Thomas/son of J. & E Audiss/Died Nov. 22, 1864/aged 26 yrs 1 mo 7 da AUDISS: Robert/1802/Died Feb 16, 1863/ae 60 years yr 5 mo/ (b. 1802/Robert Sr.) Elizabeth B/wife of Robert Audiss/Died Feb. 12, 1855/Age 58/(b. 1797) Emily M/1865/Jan 10, 1874/ae 10 yr 2 m/daughter of W. & A AUDISS: See APLIN See LANEY See LURVEY See MAULE See STEWART See WAITE BAKER: George B./1811/April 11, 1882/ae 70 yr 4 mo 9 da Margaret (Gibson)/1817/June 26, 1898/ae 81 yr 2 mo 4 da/born in England/ wife of George Wilton E./Dec. 28, 1858/Jan 6, 1916/son Annie M. (Turner)/1862-1935/Wife of W. E. BAKER: See DAVIES See WILLIAMS BARTEL: See STERN See TOHMKE BARTZ: Christian F./b. Nov. 9, 1839 or Nov. 4, 1842 in Germany/d. Sept. 28, 1909/ son of ????? & Wilhelmina (Burrow) Bartz BEALS: Elvira Lois (Van Brunt)/Apr. 20?, 1859/d. 1941/wife of E.V. Beals See also STEWART BEHNKEN: See MUELLER BIAS: See STOCKS BILLINGS: See SCHUSTER BITTNER: Arthur/1889-1912 BLACK: See REID BOONE: Thomas H./March 14, 1823/June 28, 1890 Elvira T. (Hammond)/July 5, 1823/Sept 10 1901/wife of T. Willie S./1853-1858/son Thomas H./1852-1852/son of Thos. H. Hattie A./1852-1852/daughter Charles G./1849-1851/son BOONE: See EDMONDS BREIDENBACH: Mildred H. (APLIN)/1892-1929/wife of ???/daughter of John Aplin BROM: Joseph J./grandfather/March 19, 1846 or 1847/April 28, 1936 Michael J./1883/Jan 25, 1935/ae 52 yr/father/son of Joseph & Elizabeth (Prusha or Prebal) Brom Tom/Dec. 19, 1910/Sep 21, 1919/son of Michael & Barbara Brom Frank/Oct. 31, 1911/SEpt 21, 1919/above deaths accident drowning/ son of Michael & Barbara Brom BROWN: Joseph/April 28, 1875/other data buried on stone BROWN: Lydia/d. April 25, 1860/ae 42 yr 7 mo 25 da/wife of Lucius Brown BROWN: See GARNSEY BULL: See CHURCH BURNELL: See JONES BURROW: See BARTZ CANUTESON: Dayton G./1874/Sept 27, 1875/ae 1 yr 8 mo/son of --- CATION: Thomas/1786/March 18, 1859/ae 73 yr CHANDLER: Thomas/Aug. 15, 1819/Jan 18, 1899/Flag Marker on grave Catherine/1822/march 12, 1882/ae 60 yr/wife of Thomas Henrietta/1849/June 7, 1850/ae 3 yr 4 mo 20 da/daughter CHAPMAN: Kate (Balls)/March 21, 1864 or 1865/April 26, 1826/wife of George/ daughter of Robert & Elizabeth (Boggis) Balls CHEEVER: See TINUS CHUBB: Newman Chubb/June 27, 1797/Nov. 9, 1966/(born in Vermont)/OSSW: Cynthia/Feb. 21, 1804/May 15, 1844/(wife of Newman Chubb)/OSSW: Laura M. Cobb/Nov. 27, 1831/May 31, 1866/OSSW: Sardine E./Sep 2, 1838/Jan 4, 1869/(son)/OSSW: Dylla Chubb/May 20, 1788/Sep 29, 1872/(possibly sister?) CHUBB: See COBB See HARRIS CHURCH: Lawrence E./b. March 12, 1880 at Bath NY/d. July 2, 1918/flag marker on grave/ son of Edward Lawrence and Augusta Ellen (Bull) Church CLALE: See APLIN CLARK: J.B./1815/Feb. 11, 1875/ae 59 yr 6 mo 16da Mrs. J.B./d. Aug. 6, 1865/ae 59 yr 4 mo 6 da Mary E./No other data Owen/d. Feb. 21, 1875/ae 5 yr 27 da/son of O.E. & M.A. COBB: Laura M. (CHUBB)/Nov. 27, 1831/May 31, 1866/wife of John Cobb/daughter of Newman Chubb COBB: See CHUBB See JONES COBURN: See GRANT COLE: See HARRIS COLLINS: Thomas/d. aged 51 yr/no dates Myra Bell/no data **See unmarked graves at end CORBETT: Sarah A./d. Sep 22, 1871/ae 60 yr/wife of John Corbett CORBIN: Harry E./b. 1868 in Tennessee/d. At Masonic Home, Dousman/ May 28, 1929/ae 60 yr 11 mo 28 da/don of H. N. CRAMER: Raymond/1921-1922/son of Mr. & Mrs. O.J. Cramer CRANE: See MARTIN CUMMING: Jane/1803-1848/wife of ?ance Cumming CUMMING: John C./1802-December 14, 1886/ae 84 yr 9 mo 12 da Eunice (Graham)/1819/Feb. 10, 1857/ae 37 yr 8 mo/wife of John C. Eunice/d. May 27, 1871/ae 18 yr 4 mo/daughter Mary A./d. Jan. 8, 1859/ae 3 yr 10 mo/daughter CUMMING: John G.D./Sep 9, 1841/Jan 8, 1933/Co. B. 28th Wis Vol Inf. Ellen (Aplin)/Nov. 20, 1844/d. Feb. 22, 1912/wife Fannie N./no data George W./no data Harvey J./no data Archie Robert/Aug. 28, 1870/June 28, 1922/son of John G.D. and Ellen (Aplin) Cumming Mabel A. (Hurst)/April 19, 1871/April 14, 1924/wife of Archie Donald H./1912-1933/son of Archie & Mabel (Hurst) Cumming Baby Donna/1933-1933/daughter of Donald CUMMING: See APLIN See ELTING See MILLER DANIELS: See HOWELL See WILLIAMS DAVEY: George/Aug. 23, 1809/Jan 23, 1892 Ann/Nov. 2, 1810/Jan 26, 1892/wife Mary/Dec. 22, 1869/Oct. 29, 1890 DAVIES: Catherine/1797/July 22, 1861/ae 64 yr/wife of John Thomas/1842/June 10, 1845/ae 3 yr/son of J. & C. DAVIES: D.L./d. Jan. 23, 1881/no other data DAVIES: Mary (Baker)/d. May 6, 1925/ae 54 yr 6 mo 29 da/wife of Daniel Davies/ daughter of Peter & Caroline (Stickert) Baker DAVIES: See EVANS See JONES DAVIS: Dewie H./b. 1829, in Breconshire, Wales/d. May 11, 1904/son of David Ann (Hopkins)/1838-1911/wife David J./1856-Jan 2, 1916 DAVIS: See EVANS See GRANT See JENKINS See WILLIAMS DECH (also DECK): Here Rest In God/Henry Dech/Born Feb 7, 1818/Died Aug. 11, 1898/(Henry Sr./son of John & Elizabeth (Decker) Dech)/OSSW: Katherine M. Schreier/wife of Henry Dech/Born Mar 9, 1814/Died Feb. 18, 1894 John/1790/Jan 31, 1876/ae 86 yr Elizabeth/1784/Mar 13, 1883/ae 98 yr 8 mo/wife of John Julia/Dec. 4, 1846/Mar 17, 1907/She lived as she died, Faithful/daughter of Henry & Katherine Dech DECK: See DECH See DREYER DECKER: See DECH See DREYER DEE: See NEHRING DOUGLAS: Annie J. (Honey)/1867-1917/wife of John Douglas/daughter of Robert & Mary Ann Honey DOW: Elizabeth/1815/Oct. 1, 1845/ae 30 yr/wife of Daniel Dow DREYER: Frederick/1811-1903/(John Frederick/Nov. 11, 1811/March 16, 1903/son of John)/OSSW: Elizabeth/1825-1916/(b.March 2, 1825/wife of J. F. Dreyer/daughter of John & Elizabeth (Decker) Deck(DECK) John F./Son of John F. and Elizabeth Dryer/Died Mar 19, 1851/ ae 5 yr 5 mo/(b. 1846) Julia/1848/Aug 30, 1862/ae 14 yr 3 mo 7 days/daughter Charles W./Son of F & E Dreyer/Mar 22, 1855/ae 11 mo/son(born 1854) Magdalene/Aug 1855/Aug 30, 1862/ae 7 yr 9 da/daughter Frederick/b. July 29, 1856/Oct 11, 1917/son Mary Jane (Hunter)/no data/wife of Frederick/daughter of Robert & Mary (Stewart) Hunter Charles Robert/July 23, 1894/July 23, 1916/Son of Fred & Mary J. Dreyer Henry/Mar 22, 1860/ae 3 mo 2 ds/son of J.F. & E./(b.Dec. 1859/son of John Frederick and Elizabeth) Elizabeth/d. Oct. 12, 1861/ae 3 yr 6 mo 15 da/daughter of John & Elizabeth DUNCAN: William/1789/Oct. 14, 1851/ae 62 yr (Father)/no name/July 2, 1915/Dec. 18, 1895 (possibly T.) (Mother)/no name)/May 4, 1917/Dec 9, 1891 (possibly E.) Eliza J./d. Dec. 14, 1857/ae 1 yr 5 mo 17 da/daughter of T.& E. EALES: Eliza Jane/wife of Samuel Eales/Died July 11, 1857/Age 23 ys 5 ms & 4 ds EDMONDS: Eva J. Edmonds/April 21, 1858/May 29, 1890/(daughter of Thos & Elvira Boone) EDWARDS: See JONES ELTING: Josiah/1802-1878 Sarah (CUMMING)/1831-1863/daugher of John A. ELTING: Roeliff/1838-1919 Jane/Oct. 17, 1839/Sep 3, 1887/wife of Roeliff Ezekial/d. Mar ?, 1881/ae 19 yr 7 mo 14 da/son EVANS: Richard/1809-1877 Margaret (DAVIS)/1818-1892/wife of Richard John/b. May 11, 1838, in Wales/d. March 12, 1914/son Richard/July 17, 1840/May 22, 1925/son Margaret/Oct. 30, 1842/July 23, 1933/daughter Evan R./Oct. 13, 1850/Dec. 15, 1928/son David/1857-1861/son Morris/1866-1883/son EVANS: Ann(DAVIES)/April 7, 1842/March 29, 1917 William/Jan. 4, 1833/Jan 31, 1904 Jane (DAVIES)/broken Headstone/d. Nov. 1867/ae 57 yr 6 mo Evan/d. April 15, 1848/ae 11 yr 7 mo/son of Wm. & Catherine Catherine M./Aug. 1866/Nov. 23, 1869/daughter Billie/no other data/son of Newton & Elsie Evans EVANS: See LURVEY See NEFF FARDY: Mira (WHEELOCK)/Nov. 28, 1877/march 31, 1937/wife of Edw. Fardy/ daughter of W.B. & Mary (JONES) Wheelock FUHRMAN: See HENSEL FELCH: Orange A./d. Jan. 8, 1860/ae 1 yr plus/son of A.& D. Felch FELIX: See HOWELL FERRIS: Jacob/b. 1817, in England/d. Mar. 7, 1889 FERRIS: Irvin W./d. Sep. 21, 1882(age weatherbeaten)/son of John H. & Maggie Ferris FORBES: John/1787/Nov. 27, 1853/ae 66 yr Christina/1789/Nov. 17, 1851/ae 62 yr/wife of John Alexander/1819/Mar 29, 1852/ae 33 yr/son Ann/1831/Feb. 2, 1853/ae 22 yr Catherine/Nov. 18, 1853/ae 2 yr 6 mo/(b.1851) George A./1851/1852/Jan 3, 1861/8 yr 8 mo 22da/ son of I.M. & L. Forbes FORBES: See REID FORBEST: John Forbest/Died Nov. 27, 1853/Age 66 GARNSEY: Elma C./1853-1935/(b.Aug. 30, 1853/d. Sept 28, 1935/wife of Gust Garnsey/daughter of David & Martha (Brown) Wyrick) GAUL: Jacob/1813/Oct. 13, 1889/ae 77 yr Elizabeth (SMITH)/1821/Sep 15, 1900/wife of Jacob/daughter of Philip & Elizabeth Smith Jacob/Died May 25, 1857/ae 4 yr 9 mo/(b.1852/son)/OSSW: Catherine/Died May 31, 1857/ae 2 yr 6 mo/(1854/daugher)/OSSW: Children of Jacob & Elizabeth Gaul Maggie/Died Dec. 15, 1885/ae 25 yr 11 mo/b. 1860/daughter John/no other inscriptions GAUL: See KOCH GAYLORD: See APLIN GIBSON: See BAKER GILBERT: Henry/July 8, 1815/England/Oct. 30, 1885/son of John & Mary Gilbert GRAHAM: See APLIN See CUMMING GRANT: Kate (Stewart)/1849/Apr. 6, 1872/ae 23 yr 3 mo 2 da/wife of A.J. Grant/ daughter of John & Eliza (Davis) Stewart GRANT: Peter/Feb. 6, 1806/Aug. 25, 1866/(son of James/b.in Scotland/OSSW: Grace/his wife/June 25, 1805, in Scotland/d. Jan. 20, 1883/(b. in Scotland, maiden name McPherson, she was a Doctor.) James D./Aug. 15, 1843/d. Feb. 12, 1937/son Viola (KENNEY)/May 14, 1845/Apr. 3, 1926/wife of James D. Grant David W./March 26, 1852/Oct. 9, 1898/son of Peter & Grace (McPherson) Grant d. at Montevideo, Minn Alice Coburn/March 14, 1859/April 23, 1929 GRANT: See APLIN GRUB: Jacob Grub/Died Aug. 23, 1891/ae 74 yr 5 mo 10 da/(b. 1817) Susanna/wife of Jacob Grub/Died Oct. 17, 184? Magdalena/Died Jan. 8, 1888/ae 59 yr 20 days/wife of Jacob/(maiden name Ackerman) Jacob/Feb. 27, 1852/Feb. 2, 1925/son Martin/1854/Aug. 27, 1856, ae 27 mo/son Catherine (twin)/Apr. 7, 1857/April 10, 1857/ae 3 days/daughter Caroline (twin)/Apr. 7, 1857/April 18, 1857/ae 11 days/daughter Wilhelmina/May 2, 1863/March 22, 1826/Golden Lake/daughter HALLOWAY: Harvey C./1856/Oct. 2