German Evangelical Zion Church Cemetery
Also known as Redeemer United Church of Christ Cemtery
This cemetery is located about three blocks north of St. Alban's Church on Maple Avenue (about W249 N6258 Maple Avenue), Sussex Village, Section 23, Lisbon Township.
This is an active cemetery, although there have been no burials since the 1996. Many of the plots have sunk and the tomb is appearing above ground. Established in 1890. The first burial was on March 31, 1890, that of Lillie Alma Walter, daughter of Franz Walter and Caroline Brandt. This stone no longer exists. The oldest stone remaining is that of Louis Schroeder 1891.
The church (Zion Evangelical Church aka German Evangelical Zion Church) was organized October 25, 1888. The church was completed in 1889. The parish was then served by the pastors from Brookfield and Menomonee Falls. From 1890-1898 it was served by pastors from Merton. In January, 1890, August Mindemann gave the congregation 1/4 acre of land for use as a burial ground. In 1917, the church got its first resident pastor. In the first 50 years of the church (1888-1838) there were ten pastors in the church. 103 funerals were performed during that time. The church merged with the Salem Reformed Church of Pewaukee in 1868. Together they formed the Redeemer United Church of Christ.
There are cemetery records 1902-date/ There is a map of the cemetery and records are available for public research by appointment. Contact
Redeemer United Church of Christ Cemetery Association
W233 N6263 Deyer Drive
Sussex, WI 53089
The association will not answer mail requests. Redeemer United Church of Christ burned down a few years ago and a new church was built in its former location. W220 N4915 Town Line Road · P.O. Box 230 · Sussex, WI 53089. Before the fire the church had the records of both the Zion and Salem Church, plus the combined records since 1968. I do not know what records still exist.
At the Waukesha County Museum there are transcriptions from the tombstones 1892-1938.
In 2004 I walked the cemetery with Rebecca M. The following is a listing from the back of the cemetery to the front as we did our walk. An alphabetical listing of burials can be found here.
Row 1 From South to North BRANDT: Pauline Brandt/wife of/Geo. Henn/1868-1913 SCHROEDER: Erwin Schroeder/1898-1925, next to: Louis/May 5, 18??/Apr. 18, 1891/Husband, next to: Minnie/Feb. 12, 1887/Sept. 11, 1913/Sister, next to: Schroeder Family Stone (no data), next to: Albert/June 30, 1894/Feb. 21, 1918/Brother, next to: Father/Carl Schroeder/June 14, 1859-Aug. 1, 1925, next to: Henrietta/Sep. 29, 1863/Apr. 21, 1912/Mother RIEWE: Paul H.A. RIEWE/1924-1961 Row 2 from North to South RIEWE: Paul A. 1898-1979, ossw: Elizabeth/1901-1975, ossw: Married Nov. 29, 1923, next to: Mother Footstone, next to: Riewe/Father/Albert/Mar. 17, 1862/Jan. 18, 1929, ossw: Mother/Emilie/Nov. 17, 1861/Aug. 14, 1923, next to: Father Footstone STIER: G. Vater/Jakob/1 Nov. 1815/27 Juli 1903, next to: Mutter (no data), next to: Vater (no data), next to: Stier/Anna M. Stier/17 Oct. 1849/19 Juni 1908, ossw: Jacob Stier/27 Juni 1847/27 Aug 1933 MARX: Vater/Konrad Marx/1838-1904, next to: Mutter/Anna Maria Karl/1842-1920, next to: Daughter/Anna M. Marx/1892-1957 UNVERRICH: Unverrich/Father/Nicholas/1869-1945, ossw: Mother/Maria/1872-1953, ossw: Son/Theodore/1910-1927, ossw: Son/Theodore/1908-1909 Row 3 North to South GEBERT: Grandmother/Sophia Gebert/1828-1906, next to: Grandfather/Frederick Gebert/1833-1922 SCHMIDT: Schmidt Family Stone (no data), next to: Son/William Schmidt/1882-1900, next to: Father/Christian Schmidt/1851-1923, next to: Mother/Fredricka Schmidt/1855-1936 SOMMER: Hier Runtin Gott/Carl Friedrich Sommer/Geb 2 Juli 1822/ Gest 25 April 1898, next to: MILLER: Emilie Miller/1871-1952, next to: ZANDERS: George R. Zanders/1892-1936, next to: MILLER: Fred Miller/1861-1935 (tombstone partial buried), next to: Helen C. Miller/1917-1919, next to: ZANDERS: Zanders/Johan Zanders/GEb 24 Sept. 1862/Gest 28 Marz 1898/illeg. inscription Large space in row KOEPKE: Frances Koepke/wife of Edw. Radema/1895-1918/At Rest Row 4 South to North MANKE: Manke/Elizabeth M./1876-1956, ossw: August F./1875-1964 KIRCHHOFF: Gerhardt/Here lies little son of Carl & Bertha Kirchhoff/Apr. 23, 1912/ Nov. 5, 1917/Buried on earth to be born again in heaven, next to: Kirchhoff/Bertha/1891-1993, ossw: Carl F./1887-1965 Space in Row LUCZAK: 2 A. A. Schmidt cemetery markers Severa H. Luczak/1913-1987, next to: Frank W. Luczak/1907-1980, next to: SIEWERT: Siewert/Son William (no data), ossw: Infant Clinton (no data), ossw: Albertina/1864-1942, ossw: Wilhelm/1862-1944, ossw: (these listed on back of stone) Emma Mueller/1881-1963, ossw: Francis Luczak/1907-1980, ossw: Serva Luczak/1913-1987 Space in Row BRUSHABER: Charles Brushaber/1864-1897 BUGE: Mutter/Wilhelmina/1865-1916 BRUSHABER: Brushaber/George W./1889-1965, ossw: Lilly/1893-1972 MAMEROW: Mamerow/Father/Carl F./Sept. 18, 1856/June 24, 1937, ossw: Mother/Minnie J./May 4, 1859/SEpt. 24, 1939 Space in row FLITSCH: Flitsch/Walter/1929-1975, ossw: Sieglinde/1930-___, ossw: Together Forever Row 5 North to South ALBRECHT: Albrecht Family Stone (no data), next to: Albrecht/Bertha/1874-1938, ossw: John D. 1870-1928, next to: STIER: Father (no data) Stier/Philip Stier/Jan 26, 1842/Oct. 8, 1903, ossw: Mary/his wife/Aug 26, 1841/Mar 18, 1902 (on Back) Carrie/Nov 14, 1879/June 9, 1896, next to: lying flat on ground Carrie (no data) on top of Mother (no data) MEYER: Catte/Louis Meyer/Geb 17, Nov 1861/Gest 12 Juni 1904/Ruhe in Frieden, next to: ALBRECHT: Albrecht family stone (no data), next to: MARX: (fallen) Susanna Hornig/Gattin von Valentin Marx/1870-1911, next to (base no stone), next to: (fallen)Vater/Valentin Marx/1866-1943 ALBRECHT: (behind the Meyer/Albrecht/Marx stones above is a large Albrecht stone. This stone's base appears to be in the next row.) John Albrecht/Apr 18, 1832/Apr 10, 1916, ossw: Lotta Albrecht/Aug 24, 1832/Aug 14, 1893 small space in row HORNIG: Ruhe Ganft/Sohn/Philipp, next to: Ph. F. Hornig/Geb. in Altripp, Deutschland/1819-1896, ossw: Ludwig Hornig/1843-1911, ossw: Margaretha Hornig/geb Eisenhauer, Neuhoffen/1854-1935, ossw: Ph. Hornig/1867-1918, next to: Vater, next to: Phillip F. Horning/1819-1996/inscription illeg. Space in Row GASTRAU: Infant of E. Gastrau/1917 LIESCHKE: Catte Une Vater/Max Lieschke/1887-1919 MEIER: Meier/Dorothy/1849-1925, ossw: Fred/1852-1952 BECKER: Inf son of H.S.E. Becker (no data) Row 6 South to North MILLER: Father/Jacob Miller/FEb 9, 1855/July 8, 1918, next to: SCHULTZ: Carl Schultz/1831-1913 MAMEROW: Father Footstone, next to: Mamerow/Karl Mamerow Sr./Geb Den 28 Oct 1827/Gest Den 28 Nov 1912, ossw: Sophia/Wife of Karl Mamerow Sr./Geb Den 27 July 1833/Gest Den 18 Oct 1907 next to: Mother Footstone, next to: Herman Mamerow/Infant/Sept 18, 1918 WALTER: Minna/Gattin Von/C.J. Walter/Gest. 29 Mar 1892/Alter 27 Jahre Small stone behind large monument above Herbert/son of Mr. & Mrs. C.J. Walter/Mar. 26, 1897/May 21, 1898 ALBRECHT: Mother (no data), next to: Father (no data), next to: Empty Base (I think this is the base from Albrecht found in previous row), next to: George Albrecht/born Feb. 19,1895/died March 8, 1896 MAMEROW: Father (no data), next to: Mamerow/William Mamerow/Oct. 31, 1860/Apr 13, 1938, ossw: His wife/Fredericka Albrecht/Oct. 23, 1858/Mar 1, 1917, next to: Kind von/Wm. & R. Mamerow/Gest 16 Feb 1894 STIER: Daughter/Eva Marie Stier/1912-1928, next to: Husband/John P. Stier/1884-1936, next to: Wife/Emma Stier/1886-1982 Row 7 North to South KOLLMORGAN: Grandmother/Elizabeth/1819-1892, next to: Daugther/Sophia/Mar 21, 1893/Jan. 31, 1898, next to KOLLMORGAN family stone, next to: Father/Frederick/Apr 3, 1852/Feb 5, 1911, next to: Mother/Sophia/Aug 20, 1860/Aug 10, 1892 SCHROEDER: Schroeder/Father/Louis/1864-1949, ossw: Mother/Libby/1868-1934 MINEDMANN: August J. Mindemann/Geb 25 Dec 1842/Gest 23 Feb 1911, ossw: Wilhelmine Mindemann/Geb 30 Aug 1845/Gest 19 Nov 1904, next to: Vater (no data, German inscription illegible), next to: Mutter (no data, German inscription illegible), next to: Johann/Harrman/Geb Den 16 Nov 1812/Gest Den 28 July 1893/Alter 80 Jahre 3Mo 16 Tage/German inscription space in row SCHULTZ: Margaret Schultz/1843-1906 MOEDE: Herman Moede/Born Dec 2, 1867/Died Apr 30, 1902, next to: