Waukesha County Wisconsin
This active cemetery is located on the west side of Highway 74, 1 1/3 miles northeast of the center of Lannon Village, Southeast 1/4 of Section 8, Menomonee Township.
On March 3, 1855, the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association was organized. There were seven recorded burials prior to this date and from their locations it is obvious that the cemetery was platted out at some prior time, although there is no record of a cemetery being in any of the deeds or abstracts for this parcel of land. It is believed to have been established circa 1839. The earliest recorded burial is that of Betsy Waterman, age 32, who died in 1847. She is not buried near the Bancroft lots so it is assumed that she was not related to them.
History of the Property-On October 29, 1846, the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 8 in the town of Menomonee was deeded to Joel Bancroft. Sunnyside Cemetery is located in this parcel of land.
Joel Bancroft died in 1848. In December of 1848 this parcel was sold to Abner Rowe who sold it to Daniel and Charity Smith in May of 1851.
On January 3, 1862, one acre comprising the original plat was deeded to the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association by Daniel and Charity Smith. On October 1, 1888 Daniel Smith's son, George and his wife, Elizabeth deeded the First Addition to the cemetery. This is the area from the big maple trees down highway 74, then known as Waukesha road.
In June of 1892, the name of Menomonee Center Cemetery Association was changed to Menomonee Union Sunnyside Cemetery and in June of 1894 changed again to Menomonee Sunnyside Cemetery. Later in 1894 it was re-named again to Sunnyside Cemetery.
In 1898 a narrow strip of land on the south and west sides containing a row of maple trees was sold to the cemetery for $1.00 by George and Elizabeth Smith. In 1922 a 1 1/2 acre strip of land on the north side was purchased from Nicholas and Anna Lauer, and in 1960 a 4.022 acre parcel on the south and west side was purchased from Alvin and Charles Smith.
It was discovered that both the State of Wisconsin and Waukesha County claimed to have no record of the cemetery being organized or incorporated, so on February 24, 1975 the Sunnyside Cemetery Association was re-organized and incorporated in accordance with the regulations of the State of Wisconsin. Old records in our possession indicate that the incorporation of the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association of March 3, 1855 was indeed recorded in Vol. 1, page 37 by Wm. R. Williams, Register of Deeds, Waukesha County on March 28, 1855!
As of April 15, 2000, Sunnyside Cemetery contains 2278 burials with probably a few more early burials in unmarked graves or those where stones were broken off.
Negotiations are presently under way to acquire an additional 9.6 acres behind the cemetery for future expansion.
Dated April 18, 2000 Article submitted to Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society by Lois Clementi (Rec'd June 5, 2002) Copied here with permission from the SLAHS.ORG webmaster
There is a chart of the cemetery, but it is incomplete. The records are held by the Sunnyside Cemetery Association. They are not generally open to the public, for research but the association will answer mail requests.
Contact: Sunnyside Cemetery Association 19166 Main Street Lannon, WI 53046
Originally copied from tombstone and other available cemetery records by Mrs. Edith M. Tallmadge, Curator of Waukesha County Museum and County Historian, assisted by Mrs. Miriam Wood of the Waukesha County Medical Society Auxiliary. 1849 - approx. 1963. Some entries have additional material added from Register of Deeds office, Waukesha, for fuller family information. More recent burials have been entered by Mike Reilly. There is a recent book of transcriptions available at the Waukesha & Milwaukee Libraries, possibly through interlibrary loan.[ A ][ B ] [ C ][ D ][ E ][ F ][ G ][ H ][ I ][ J ]
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FAHL: Rev. Edwin P./May 11, 1912-Mar. 13, 1988 Elizabeth/Mar. 19, 1914 - _____ FAIRBANKS: Mrs. Edward J. (Martha BROWN)Feb. 29, 1904-Nov. 11, 1992 FARR: Cierra M./d. May 7, 2002 FARRAND: Suzanne M./1949-1992/(b. 12 Jun 1949/d. 16 Oct 1992/SSDI) FARRELL: Alice L./1918 - _____ Fred M./Aug. 3, 1917-June 1983 FARROW: Clarence/June 7, 1927-Jan. 13, 1963/Wisconsin Cpl. 248 Base Unit AAF WWII William C./1888-1971 Delhart/ Oct. 14, 1948-Oct. 23, 1972/Wisconsin SP4 HHB 3 BN 76 Arty. Vietnam Hattie B./1888-1956 FEGGESTAD: Ronald J./ Oct. 18, 1937-Apr. 19, 1998/A2C US Air Force Sharon J./June 29, 1941-June 18, 1989 FEIL: Fred/1908-1995/(b. 15 Dec 1908/d. 13 Mar 1995/SSDI) Emma (EURICH)/b. 1911/d. April 20, 1999/age 87 years/ Wife of Fred/(b. 30 Nov 1911/d. 20 Apr 1999/SSDI) FELSING: Anna B./1893-1957 Ramond/Jan. 13, 1903-Jan. 18, 1903 Irene B./1924-1995/(b. 17 Jul 1924/d. 29 Sep 1995/SSDI) Margaret (SCHMIDT)/b.Dec. 29, 1882 in Town of Menomonee/ d. Mar. 9, 1949/Wife/dau. of Frederick Schmidt & Wilhelmina WENDT Carl E./1916-1988 Delores (BUCK)/1922-? Philip/Feb. 13, 1903-Jan. 13, 1903/son Albert H./1889-1967/(b. 29 Nov 1889/d. Nov 1967/SSDI) Philip/June 30, 1874-Oct. 1, 1932/son of Henry Felsing & Louisa SCHILLING FENSKE: Robert J./ Oct. 30, 1960-Feb. 13, 1988 FERCH: Robert C./1933-1987 FERGUSON: Clarence N./July 24, 1993-Feb. 21, 1987 Ruth Haylett/1894-1966 FERRIS: SEE BALFOUR FETTIG: Daniel A./1974-1981 Sebastian/Jul. 29, 1921-Mar. 10, 1985/US Army WWII FEUERSTAHLER: Shirley M./1928-1992/(b. 09 Feb 1928/d. 09 Aug 1992/SSDI/ issued District of Columbia) Francis J./1924-1992/(b. 03 Jan 1924/d. 07 Dec 1992/SSDI) Sherry L./1967-1988/(b. 11 Sep 1967/d. Apr 1988/SSDI) FLEGNER: Ervin A./1928-1990/(E.A. Flegner/b. 16 Jun 1928/ d. 15 Feb 1990/SSDI) Geraldine M./1934 - _____ FLEISNER: Keith/d. 1969 FLETCHER: Ryan LeeAug. 16-Oct. 4, 1993/son of Gary & Melinda Lee FLYNN: Ida (THOMSON)/1888-1961 FOGEL: Beverly G./d. Sept. 23, 2001/age 83 years/b. 25 May 1918/ d. 23 Sep 2001/SSDI) Ralph K./Aug. 4, 1914-Feb. 7, 1969/Pfc. HQ. Co. 9 Infantry WWII FOLTZ: May/Oct. 3, 1922-Mar. 7, 1994 Fred/Apr. 2, 1913-Aug. 29, 1967 FORSYTHE: Sarah Jane/Dec. 19, 1926 - _____ Victor H. Jr./Apr. 30, 1925-Nov. 11, 1993/WWII FORT: Frankie May/1870-1920 FOWLER: Ronnie E./Jul. 16, 1944-Mar. 18, 1985 Evelyn A./Mar. 5, 1947 - _____ FOWLES: Leila/1906-1978/(b. 18 Feb 1906/d. Oct 1978/SSDI) Elmer/1909-1995/(b. 14 Oct 1907/d. 15 May 1995/SSDI) FOX: Bruce J./1958-1976 Beverly G./1926-1995/(b. 5 May 1926/d. Sep 1995/SSDI) LeRoy P./b. 1928/d. Dec 9, 1998/age 70 years FRAMMAGE: Percy Clement/Sept. 11, 1895-Sept. 12, 1895/son of Walter Jenwill Frammage FRANCIS: Victoria (HUGHES)//d. Jan. 8, 1999/age 79 years Robert G./1921 - _____ Victoria/no dates FRANK: Evelyn E./1907-1977/(b. 22 Apr 1907/d. Jul 1977/SSDI) Martin A./1906-1983/(b. 09 Jul 1906/d. Jul 1983/SSDI) Arlene M./June 7, 1923-Sept. 27, 1983 Kenneth M./Nov. 21, 1927 - _____ FREDERICK: Lester L./1920 - _____ Delores L./1924 - _____ Everrette/1922-1986/GM2 US Navy/(b. 16 Nov 1922/d. Dec 1980/ SSDI/note date difference/issued North Dakota) Darlene/1930 - _____ Joseph/ Oct. 26, 1918-Feb. 19, 1973/Alabama Pvt. US Army WWII FREY: John H./Aug. 25, 1953-Jul. 16, 1980 Susan M./d.Dec. 14, 1976/twin sister FRIES: Adeline R./Feb. 12, 1918-Mar. 28, 1997/married Norman on May 7, 1942 Norman H./May 14, 1909-Aug. 18, 1991/LCDR U. S. Navy WWII FRIESS: Richard J./1967-1982 Harvey A./1924-1975/(b. 22 Jan 1924/d. Dec 1975/SSDI) Marjorie M./1925 - _____ FRITZ: Karl N.Jul. 2, 1938-Jan. 21, 1998/married Beverly on Oct. 12, 1963 Earl A./1906-1965 Thekla/1909-1987 Beverly/Mar. 4, 1934 - _____ FRITZ: SEE ANDERSEN FROEMMING: Grandma/1831-1911 FRYDA: Ernest A./1898-1982/(b.21 Jun 1898/d. May 1982/SSDI) Viola M./1900-1980/(b. 09 Mar 1900/d. Jun 1980/SSDI) FYE: John (father)/1865 or May 7, 1944 Hermina (LOTZ)/ Oct. 20, 1861-May 28, 1919/wife and dau. of Anton Lotz & Elizabeth WALTER