Tabernacle Cemetery is located on the west side of Bryn Drive (Highway E) west of the intersection with Highway G, Sect. 35 Delafield Township.
This inactive cemetery was established circa 1844. The church congregation was organized in 1844 as the First Welsh Congregational Church of Delafied.
The first church, a log structure, was built in 1845 on what is now part of the cemetery. In 1866 a new frame church was built on Hwy G. That church was destroyed by fire in 1980. The church was also called Tabernacle Congregational Church. In 1920, the congregation affiliated with the Waukesha Presbytery of the Calvinistic Methodist Church. It then became known as the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. In 1943 it joined the Kettle Moraine Parish, which was a group of small churches which had band together. The congregation was dissolved in 1947, but a caretaker still maintains the cemetery grounds.
The church records are available 1866-1946 from the Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147.
At the Waukesha Museum are transcriptions of the tombstones 1846-1936.
Some photographs of tombstones can be found at the Linking Your Past Photo Gallery. Photos available have been marked with a [P}.
The following is a list of burials copied by Ramona D. in April 2004. She would be happy to photograph any of the stones in the cemetery. Please email her directly.Here is a listing by cemetery row.
The stone at road says "Tabernacle Cemetery Established 1842"
ALLEN: Mom/Ethel M./b: Sept, 24, 1922- Dad/Clayton J./b: Sept 7, 1917/d: July 8, 1988 Mother/Ida A./b: Dec 26, 1887/d: May 15, 1967 Father/Edward H./b: Sept 14, 1887/d: Nov 11, 1962 Father/Oswald J./b: June 9 1857/d: June 3 1929 Mother/Christina J./b: Nov 9 1860/d: Jan 7 1920 Mabel E./July 6, 1885/Jan 21 1980 Arthur J./Mar. 9 1885/Apr 11 1961 BERG: Veronica Shallcross Berg/wife of Victor/mother of Victor and Margaret/1899-1974 Margaret J Berg/wife of Victor E. Berg/1909-1960 Victor E. Berg/husband of Margaret Thomas/1900-1946 BOHERIS: See HUMPHREY BOTHE: Mother Frances C. Bothe/b: Dec 21 1917/d: Aug. 18, 1963 BREESE: Monument East side: Eleanor Breese/died Apr 23 1887/aged 81 yrs Southside: Samuel Breese/died Apr 18 1853/aged 54 yrs/ John Williams/father of George B./Nov 1785-Sept 20 1860 Mary Howell Williams/wife of John Williams/mother of George B./ May 12, 1806/Dec 27 1885 DAVIS: (also Davies) Broken stone -Elizabeth (unreadable) 27 years & 25 days Margaret daughter of J. ? & E. Davies died Sept 20, 1865 Mother/Charlot Davies/1827-1905/d. Oct. 19, 1905/age 78 Father/Thomas J. Davies/1826-1891 Jemima Davies/1871-1881 Margaret Davies/1860-1886 Thomas Davies/1865-1877 David B Davies/1858-1878 Winifred Jay/Mar 1 1900/June 27, 1981 Lorance D./Feb 5, 1896/Oct 2 1965 Esther T/1898-1987 Byron D/1893-1961 Harold D./1922-1944 Harold D. Davis/Wisconsin PVT 60 Inf 9 INF DIV World War II/March 17 1922/Dec 12, 1944 Ellen A./1867-1949 William D./1863-1947 Mary/In memory of/wife of John Davis Jr./died Sept 3 1860/aged ? yrs John Davies/died ? 23 ? 1858/aged ? yrs/Mary ? (rest unreadable) Davis Large Stone: small stone: Ester J. small stone: Oscar D. Large stone: Ester J./daughter of R and E Davis/born May 19 1885/died Aug 6 1901 Oscar D./son of R and E Davis/born May 15 1887/died Mar 23 1903 small stone: Mother/Rosa Wilkins Davis/wife of Elmer/1896-1916 small stone: Father/Richard R Davis/1850-1936 small stone: Mother/Elizabeth W. Davis/1868-1945 Father/Elmer/1889-1973/(WWI Star by stone) Mother/Florence Hood/1903-1942 Son/Robert J Davis/May 30 1934/May 30 1954 DONAHUE: Lettie Donohue/b: Apr. 13, 1887/d: July 5 1965 DOUGHTY: Vance A./b: Sept 13, 1910/d: July 6, 1958/Wisconsin Tec. 4 77 Evacuation Hosp. World War 11 DRISCOLL: Margaret Jane/dau of D. & E. Driscoll/Sept 25-Oct 2 1945 EVANS: Evan Evans/Nov 18, 1854/Nov 13 1905 Sarah/his wife/Feb 21 1861/Nov 11, 1934 GANNON: William Gannon/1841-1910/(Civil War star next to stone) Mary/his wife/1852-1921 HARRIS: [P] Elizabeth Harris/died July 16, 1902/aged 76 yrs/a native of Glamnorg?shire Wales (unsure of spelling) HOOD: See DAVIS HOWELL: Mother/Eliza/b: Feb 24, 1844/d: Jan 31, 1905 Father/Jonah/b: Sept 7 1844/d: Jan 14, 1935 HOWELL: See BREESE HUGHES: Ann Hughes/Died 1923/aged 75 Griffith Hughes/died 1917/aged 86 Eleanor Hughes/died 1893/aged 88 Hugh E./1843-1925 Mary/his wife/1849-1910 Large stone: East side: Hannah/daughter of H & M Hughes/died Aug 8 1877/aged 11 months south side unreadable saying West side: Edmund/son of H & M Hughes/died Feb 24, 1886/aged 17 yrs Annie/wife of H.R. Hughes/died Nov 22, 1891/aged 34 yrs Elizabeth A Hughes/1881-1965 HUMPHREY: Large monument East side: Ellis Humphrey/died Sept 14, 1858/Aged 67 yrs a ? of ? just north Wales South side: Catherine/wife of John Boheris (?)/daughter of Ellis Humphrey/ died June 13, 1849/aged 33 yrs North side: Gainor/wife of Ellis Humphrey/died Nov 9 1849/aged ?3 yrs JAMES: Large stone West side of stone: Joseph James/born June 1812/died ? 1889 Lizzie Jones/born 1802/died 1888 North side of stone: Richard R. James/born June 4, 1858/died Mar 4 1927 East side of stone: Joseph James/died Sept 7, 1850/aged 71 yrs Mary/wife of Jos James/died June 4, 1851/aged 68 yrs South side of stone: Margaret James/died July 21, 1878/(?) aged 68 yrs Margaret James aged 62 years 5m 5 d's William B/1857-1935 Catherine E./1858-1925 John James/Died Mar 20, 1860/aged 51 yrs 10 mo's (unreadable saying on bottom of stone) Elizabeth/wife of John R. James/died Oct 11, 1868/(?) (broken stone) Phebe/dau RT & A James/Sept 23 1887 ?/ Aged 1 yr ? Dys JENKINS: William Jenkins/born Dec 22, 1830/died June 28 1905 Mary/his wife/Born Oct 27, 1835/died May 1 1919 (two small stones) husband wife JONES: upright mostly unreadable stone one of 4 broken stones listed in unknown/ reads in part wife of J Jones John H./1813-1891 Elizabeth/his wife/1804-1878 Large stone: Jones (on bottom of stone) east side: Charles Garfield/died March 3 1881/aged 3 months South side: In memory of Rev. Enoch Jones/died May 26 1886/ aged 48 yrs unreadable saying underneath Mother/Ann Jones/1840-1932 Griffith W. Jones/Mar 30, 1848/Mar 17, 1923 Monument: East side: Jones Ellen/wife of John G. Jones/died May 11 1890/aged 26 yrs 9 m's south side: Ella May/dau of J & E Jones/died Dec 18 1890/aged 9 m's 22 d's John G. Jones/born Oct 2 1851 Wales G.B./died Jan 5 1917 Owen R. Jones/Died Feb 19 1890/(unsure of date)/aged 71 yrs T.P. Jones Large stone south side: Thomas P Jones/died Feb 19, 1888/aged 77 yrs east side: Elizabeth P./wife of Thomas P. Jones Grove/died Oct 26 1874/ aged 54 yrs north side: David Jones/died Aug 26 1884/aged 89 years David Jones/1795-1884 MARTIN: Mother/Mary A. Martin/Born Oct 2 1832 at Pembrokshire Wales/died Oct 28 1907 Father/Edward W. Martin/Born Oct 2 1831 at Dorchester England/died May 20 1897 MILBRATH: Williams Brittain/b: Jan 31, 1926/d: Mar 6, 1994 MORRIS: Benjamin/son of Wm Morris/born July 27, 1857/died Aug 19 1880 [P] William Morris/1824-1922/(star next to stone unsure of which war) [P] Harriet/his wife/1854-1934 MYERS: Loren P Meyers/CPL US Army Korea/July 24 1930/Feb 11 1999 NIRSCHL: Mother/Hermina E./b:Jan 8 1911- Father/John S./b: Oct 1 1912/d: April 5 1984 OLIN: Ruth M./1907-1996 Leslie E./1906-1994/Wed June 29, 1929 OWENS: Elizabeth Jennett/wife of Thos. Owens/Mar 31, 1881/aged 27 yrs 2 small stones in front ? and Elizabeth Jane Ann/1852-1913 Thomas J. Owens/Mar 26 1884/Jan 21 1909 PHILLIPS: Mother/Edna Phillips Frank/1903 -1946 Irene Phillips/1897-1900 Mother Anna Phillips/1864-1946 John Phillips/1854-1929 PRICE: Thomas J. Price/Oct 20 1831/Oct 29 1911 Margaret/his wife/ April 7 1842/Sept 4 1905 Roger/their son/Oct 8 1874/July 29 1905 Elizabeth M. Price/Daughter/1870-1948 RICHARDS: [P] Willis E./son of Arthur & Mable L. Richards/b: Oct 9 1926/d: Dec 30 1930 [P] Mother/Mable L./b: Oct 10, 1886/d: Dec 4, 1970 [P] Father/Arthur/b: Oct. 7 1881/d: Jan 14, 1964 Large stone: Richards Small stones: [P] Roger/Dec 31, 1873/Jan 24, 1886 [P] Jane/Dec 25, 1886/Aug 8, 1887 [P] Thomas/Jan 26, 1889/Feb 16, 1889 [P] David L./Mar 12, 1879/June 3, 1907 [P] Mother/Jane/Nov 20, 1848/Nov 14, 1909 [P] Father/Thomas R./Mar 1 1845/Jan 26 1915 Tall stone broken top [P] South side: Elizabeth S./daughter of R & A Richards/ died Mar 9, 1866/aged 19 yrs 1 mo 20 days [P] North side: Amelia/wife of R. Richards/died June 28 1861/ aged 31 (?) yrs ? months [P] East side: Roger Richards/died Aug 29 (?) 1859 or 1879/ aged 35 yrs ? months ROWLANDS: William Olin Rowlands/1961-1996 (sent in by a researcher/see contributors page/ b. 21 Feb 1961/d. 10 Jan 1996/SSDI) Doris Olin Rowlands/b. December 28, 1933/d. August 10, 2010/Fabulous Mother/ (sent in by a researcher/see contributors page) SCHULTZ: Grandmother/Amzer Hood Schultz/b: July 12 1875/d: Sept 24 1929 SCHUMACHER: Father/Orville G. Schumacher/June 15 1910/Jan 16 1953 SHALLCROSS: See BERG SOUTHARD: east side of stone: John D. Southard/Jan 16 1815/June 30, 1895 Elizabeth/his wife/Feb 29 1828/Sept 13 1899 south side: David Morris/Dec 17 1779/Dec 17 1863 Anna/wife of David Morris/May 27 1783/Jan 27 1880 Joseph Southard/Mar 1 1848/Mar 27 1877 Thomas Green/Mar 1848/Mar 1882 north side: Hannah/wife of John Southard Jr./Dec 23 1857/Apr 28 1883 Hannah Southard/in memory of/died Apr 28 1883/Aged 23 yrs/RIP John T/son of J. & H. Southard/Nov 15 1910/Jan 24 1911 John/1861-1943 Margaret/his wife/1873-1956 Ruel Eugene/Inf son of E & M Southard/May 26 1924 Margaret A Southard/1905-1977/Mother Evan J Southard/1902-1958/Father Margaret T. Southard/1910-1995 Grace W. Southard/1906-1995 STRAENLER: Jack Lafond Straenler/May 24 1930/July 7 1997/(Korean star next to stone) TAEGE: Marlys S./1928- Jack F./1927-1973 Linda J. Taege/1954-2001 THOMAS: David/born Feb 11 1875/died Oct 15 1902/native of Merthyrcynoc, Wales Roger/(Spanish War star next to stone) Mother/a precious one from us has gone a voice we loved is stilled a place is vacant in our home which never can be filled Mary E/wife of W.W. Thomas/1879-1919 THOMAS: See BERG WEIR: David A./1922 WILKINS: See DAVIS WILLIAMS: Lorene/b: Aug 3, 1901/d:Nov 7, 1937 John L./b: July 3 1873/d:June 25 1941 Elizabeth/b: Dec 20, 1885/d:Apr. 6, 1915 Hannah/b: Nov 11, 1875/d:Jan 12, 1905 Ann/b: Oct 15, 1867/d:Apr. 15, 1940 Mother-Elizabeth R. Dec 13, 1911-Dec 9, 2000 Father-Edward Sept 10, 1912 J. Maldwyn Williams/833-1902/Vet. Co. F 118th Reg. Ohio Vol. Inf. 1861-1865 Father on small stone David T./1868-1963 Elizabeth A./1867-1935 Harvey/Son of D & M Williams/1885-1890 Samuel/son of David & Mary Williams/died Feb 23 1877/aged 2 yrs 5 mos 18 dys John Williams Late of Llanllugan N. W./who died Agst 11th 1860/ aged 61 yrs/In Memory of Elizabeth Williams/wife of John Williams/(top unreadable) (bottom saying unreadable) Hannah (rest unreadable) ? ? Williams wife of ? 1873 unreadable/Large flat stone (unreadable)/ aged 33 or 53 yrs aged Thomas Williams/died Nov 3 1885/aged 79 yrs Martha Williams/died Mar 23, 1885/aged 79 yrs Large stone: Williams East side: John T Williams/1829-1904 Margaret/his wife 1840-1879 Willie/died 1877/ae 1 yr 2 mo's West side: Mary/1864-1897 Martha/1869-1901 Jennie/died 1889/ae 11 yrs 4 mo's Lizzie/1871-1917 Mary/1871-1877 Father/Edward Williams/1835-1928 Mother/Ann Williams/1837-1922 Son/John R. Williams/1877-1947 Son/Arthur Williams/1877-1947 Margaret A./1863-1929 George B./1849-1922 Large stone: E. Williams Small stones if front of above: Sarah Jane/dau of Mr & Mrs E. Williams/Nov 24 1865-Nov 3 1868 Andrew/son of Mr. Mrs E. Williams/May 4 1877-Sept 13 1908 Son/George Williams/1870-1930 Son/Eddie Williams/1874-1917 John R. Williams 1863-1927 Mary Beryle Williams/daughter of George B & Margaret Ann Williams/ Jan 24, 1890/Aug 2 1886 John Williams/died Sept 20 1860/aged 75 yrs/a native of Pembrokeshire South Wales Mary/wife of John Williams/died Dec 27 1885/aged 79 yrs George F. Williams/son of George B & Margaret Ann Williams/ Dec 28 1886/Mar 23 1964 Charles Loyal Williams/son of George B. & Margaret Ann Williams/ Mar 10 1888/Sept 28 1963 David Williams/May 11 1858/Mar 15 1937 John S. Williams/Oct. 2, 1851/Mar 9 1919 Wm Williams/1846-1853 Mary Williams/1848-1899 John J. Williams/1808-1862 Mary A./his wife/1820-1903 WILLIAMS: See BREESE WOODHEAD: Wm R./son of ? Woodhead/died Dec 8 1876 ?dys UNKNOWN: broken stone in ground unreadable/Near Hughes small stone in ground unreadable/Near Hughes 4 unmarked head stones upright/one reads in part JONES (see JONES above) at end of row in woods-left half of monument stone reads: in me---------- Samuel ---------- who died ----------- Ap ------------- Aged 5------- Sharon Ann Sept 11 1950-Jan 21 1951 (possibly Davis)