This active cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 83 at the junction of Highway G, Section 9 Genesee Township. It is opposite Salem Cemetery.
Jerusalem Cemetery was established in 1842 when a group of Welsh settlers organized the Welsh Calvanistic Church of Genesee. The first log church, Capel Log, was built in 1845 at the site of the present cemetery. When they built a new church in 1849, they renamed it Jerusalem.
In 1851, some of the Jerusalem members were unhappy and established the Salem Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church The congregation was dissolved in 1878 and most of the members went back to Jerusalem Church.
The first regular pastor came in 1878, sharing a joint pastorate with Bethesda Church. The congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in 1921. It is now a member of the five-church Kettle Moraine Parish.
The Jerusalem and Salem Cemeteries, since March 10, 1921, have been under the direction of one cemetery association, first called the Genesee Welsh Cemetery Association. On April 5, 1948, the name was changed to the Wales Cemetery Association.
There are cemetery records 1850-date. According to the association, the cemetery was established in 1850, although there are earlier burials here.
There is a chart of the cemetery and records are available for public research by appointment. Mail requests will be answered at no charge.
Wales Cemetery Association
470 South Wales Road (Highway 83)
Wales, WI 53183
At the Waukesha County Museum, there are transcriptions of Tombstones 1844-1938.
See also Salem Cemetery. Some of these burials may be in the Salem Cemetery.
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