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Bark River Cemetery

Merton Township
Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

Location

This active cemetery is located on the south side of Highway K, at the intersection of Dorn Road, north of the Village of Hartland, Section 15, Merton Township.

History

The first death in the town of Merton was that of Martin Moulster (Molster) in January, 1840. All of the Moulster family are buried at this cemetery, but the stone for Martin no longer remains. The earliest Burials in Merton were also in this cemetery in 1837. Burials of two young men who died in Pewaukee Lake, Delafield Township, Oct. 8, 1837, are in this cemetery.

The cemetery is still active, however the cemetery association is no longer active.

Records

The only known record for the cemetery is a map of the cemetery showing the name of the person in each plot. The records are open to the public for research. Mail requests will be answered at no charge. Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope for your reply.

Contact: Bark River Cemetery W284 N 5312 Jungbluth Road Hartland, WI 53029 262-538-1767

At the Waukesha County Museum there are transcriptions from the tombstones 1859-1866, included in an article on Merton Cemeteries, "Kjargaard Cemeteries", by Charles G. Schoewe, 1961.

Transcriptions

The transcription below was copied from tombstones under personal supervision of Mrs. Edgar Tallmadge, Secretary of Waukesha County Historical Society With assistance from Mrs. E. F. Chapman, Hartland, Mr. Crouch, of the Cemetery Association, and Mr. Edgar Tallmadge.

Names are in alphabetical order with head of family appearing first where known. Additional information has been added when submitted.

Photographs of some tombstones available at: Offsite link at WI GenWeb

ALLEN:
Amos Taylor/b. Nov. 24, 1819, in Steuben Co., N.Y./d. Apr. 21, 1903/
	son of Howard & Nancy (Taylor) Allen
Fanny (Capron)/d. Aug. 26, 1843, age 20 years 5 months 7 days/
	1st wife of Amos T. Allen
Laura E. (Sutcliff)/d. May 4, 1867/age 42 years 11 months 20 days/
	2nd wife of Amos T. Allen
Clara B./d. Sept. 3, 1871/age 14 years 7 months 17 days/
	daughter of Amos T. & Laura E. Allen

ALLEN;
Benjamin/data buried on stone
Pamilla/"Our Dear Mother"/wife of Benjamin Allen/data buried on stone

ALLEN:
J. Oswald/b. 1804, in England/d. Jun 24, 1862/Unable to locate grave
Mrs. J. Oswald/no data/Unable to locate grave

ARNOLD:
Francis I./b. Mar. 5, 1802/d. Jul/ 2, 1887
Maria/b. Oct. 14, 1806/d. Sept. 19, 1898/wife of Francis I. Arnold
Jacob/b. Oct. 1843/d. Dec. 26, 1893/son
James/b. Sept. 17, 1840/d, Dec. 24, 1923/son
A veteran 1861-65 marker on this lot.  Not known which grave it belongs to

BARBER:
See MILLS

BLOOR:
Eliza (Butler)/b. July 27, 1831, N.J./d. Mar. 29, 1902/
	wife of George/daughter of Chas. Butler & Deliverance Collins

BRUSH:
See OVERBAUGH

BUTLER:
See BLOOR

CAPRON:
Ephraim/b. 1776/d. Mar 15, 1869/age 83 years
Sarah/b. 1786/d. July 9, 1884/age 98 years/wife

CAPRON:
See Allen

CAUDA:
See LeROY

CLARK:
See MILLS
See ROWELL

CROUCH:
Rufus W./b. Oct. 3, 1822, Brattleboro, Vt./d. 1900
Eunice E./1836-1857/1st wife of R.W.
Lucy E. (McMillan)/b. July 1853, Genesee, N.Y./d. Aug. 8, 1919/age 86 years 13 days/
	2nd wife of W.R. Crouch(possibly R.W.?)/daughter of Alex & Sarah (Curtis) 
	McMillan

CROUCH:
See RUSSELL

COLLINS:
See BLOOR

COOPER:
See REA

CURTIS:
See CROUCH

DENKIN:
John/1800/d. Jan 28, 1847/age 47 years

ELLSWORTH:
G.G./b. 1817/d. Oct. 8, 1837/drowned in Pewaukee Lake/age 20 years

FOOTE:
Orlin G./b. 1826/d. May 5, 1849/age 25 years 4 months/
	son of Russell Foote, of Cornwall, Vt.

FULLER:
Edwin Martin, M.D./b. Mar. 22, 1857, Merton, Wi./d. May 22, 1892/
	son of Levi H. & Austena (Snyder) Fuller

GIBSON:
Charles James/b. 1800/d. J?/2, 1882, age 82 years

GIBSON:
See REA

GOODWIN:
Ethan/b. 1780/d. Oct. 10, 1868/age 88 years 10 days
Olive/1782/d. Feb. 9, 1846/age 64 years 10 months/wife

GOODWIN:
See Rowell

GRENWIS:
Cornelius/b. Dec. 13, 1812/d. Sept. 17, 1884
Mary/1830/d. Aug. 13, 1886/age 55 years
Ann/b. Oct. 14, 1861/d. Sept. 4, 1881/daughter

GRENWIS:
See HARTLING
See MITCHELL
See MOLSTER
See WESTOVER

GROVER:
Mercy (Mills)/b. 1844/d. Apr. 18, 1870/age 25 years 10 months/
	wife of Edgar J. Grover/daughter of Sylvester & Almira (Norton) Mills

HARTLING:
Jacob B./b. May 14, 1861, Merton/d. Jun 9, 1828/son of Philip Hartling
Mary C. (Grenwis)/1864-_____/wife
Bert/b. Jun. 1, 1892/d. Nov. 7, 1931/son

JENSEN:
Peter/b. Apr. 19, 1863, Denmark/d. Jun 3, 1905/husband of Minnie
Minnie (Grenwis) Jensen/submitted by researcher/see contributors page
Baby/d. Oct. 1, 1892/age 5 months

LeROY:
William Sr./b. Sept. 1, 1800/d. May 6, 1891
Rachel (Thistlewaite)/b. Aug. 6, 1806/d. Jul. 1, 1871/
	wife

LeROY:
Cecelia Jones (CAUDA)/b. 1839, Canada/d. Apr. 8, 1900/
	daughter of Wm. & Rachel Cauda

LeROY:
See SIMONDS

LEWIS:
See MOLSTER

MATHER:
Eugene L./1803-1847

MCKERLIN:
Ann D./No data/wife of George
Sacred to the memory of children of George and Ann McKerlin/
	no dates or names on marker

MCMILLAN:
See CROUCH
See RUSSELL

MCMILLEN:
Alexander, Sr./1771/d. Nov. 23, 1855/age 84 years 8 months
Alexander, Jr./1796/d. Jan. 22, 1872/age 75 years 10 months 29 days
Sarah C./1803/d. Nov. 23, 1855/age 84 years 8 months

MILLS:
Sylvester/b. Jan. 29, 1830, Genessee Co., NY/d. July 26, 1899/
	son of Joel & Mercy (Barber) Mills
Almera (Norton)/b. Dec. 19, 1820, N.Y. State/d. 1902/
	wife of S.B. Sylvester Mills/daughter of Locklin & Laura (Clark) Norton
Zylphan A./b. 1846/d. Dec. 20, 1847/age 15 months/daughter
Infant child of S. & A./b. & d. Apr. 1850

MILLS:
See GROVER

MITCHELL:
Mrs. Mina (or Wilhelmina) (Westover) Rea/b. Jan. 13, 1858/d. May 15, 1937
	widow of John Rea/and wife of John Mitchell/daughter of Damon & Lena 
	(Grenwis) Westover

MOLSTER:
John C./son of Martin H. Moster/b. Sept. 4, 1802(03), Holland/d. Feb. 5, 1888
Sarah A. (Lewis)/b. Jan. 29, 1808, Philadelphia/d. Nov. 9, 1872/wife
Martha Ann/b. Nov. 19, 1844/d. Aug. 9, 1850/daughter
Sarah/b. Feb. 10, 1830/d. Nov. 18, 1866/daughter
Infant/no dates/daughter
Lewis/b. 1831/d, Nov. 16, 1882/age 51 years 8 months/son

MOLSTER:
Willmina (Grenwis)/b. 1837/d. Jan. 22, 1881/age 44 years 11 months/
	wife of Lewis Molster
George B./b. July 19, 1861/d. Apr. 21, 1931/son of Lewis & Wilhelmine 
	Molster/Husband of Mary Raddenbach

MOLSTER:
Martin H./b. Jun 15, 1840, Portsmouth/d. Aug. 27, 1902/
	son of John C. & Sarah A. (Lewis) Molster
Martha (Rea)/b. May 31, 1838/d. 1911/wife of Martin H. Molster/
	Daughter of Thomas & Josephine (Molster) Rea
David M./b. July 11, 1878, Eden Kans/d. Dec. 25, 1884 or 1885/son of M.H. & M.
Reta May/b. Feb. 22, 1875/d. Jan. 12, 1885/daughter of M. & M.
Mary Josephine/b. Nov. 11, 1868, Cincinatti, Ohio/d. Jan. 12, 1885/
	daughter of M.H. & M.
Joseph/1868-1885/son of M.H. & M.
Lizzie/1877-1885/daughter of M. H. & M.
above 5 children died in diptheria epidemic
John M./b. 1844/d. Sept. 16, 1854/age 5 months 15 days/son of C.W. & J.

NICHOLAUS:
Luciania/1772/d. Apr. 22, 1837/age 65/wife of John Nicholson/one
	of the earliest burials

NICHOLSON:
See SKINNER

NORTON:
See GROVER
See MILLS

NUTTALL:
Mary/1803-1847

OVERBAUGH:
Jacob/b. May 1, 1830/d. Feb. 6, 1900/son of Jacob & Maria
	Overbaugh
Judith Ann/b. Feb. 8, 1829, Catskill, N.Y./d. Jun 19, 1904/
	wife of Jacob
Clinton/1853-1885/son
Irving/1856-1885/son
John J./b. Sept. 21, 1821, Catskill, N.Y./d. Oct. 8, 1902/
	son of Jacob G. & Maria Overbaugh
Sarah Jane (Thistlewaite)/b. Oct. 29, 1836, Canada/d. Jun 5, 1901/
	wife of John J. Overbough/daughter of Robert & Harriet (Brush)
	Thistlewaite

REA:
James/b. 1789, in Scotland/d. Oct. 7, 1873/age 84 or 85 yrs.
Barbara (Gibson)/b. 1790/d. Oct. 7, 1873 age 83 yrs/wife
Thomas/b. May 12, 1819, in Scotland/d. _____/son of J. & H.
Janet(Cooper)/b. 1820/d. May 8, 1887/age 67 years 2 days/wife
	of Thomas.
Abner/b. 1850/d. Apr. 16, 1858/age 38 yr 11 months 17 days/
	son of Thomas & Janet Rea
Barbara/b. 1856/d. May 16, 1861/age 4 years 11 months 5 days/
	daughter of Thomas & Janet Rea
Gideon/b. 1851/d. Oct. 7, 1916/age 65 years 3 months 21 days/
	son of Thos. & ???
Gideon Russell/b. 1883/d. Feb. 6, 1913/age 30 years 1 month 9 days
Ruby Mary/b. Mar 13, 1890/d. Mar 29, 1910/daughter of Gideon

REA:
Thomas J./1853-1935
Anna/1862-still living 1939/wife of Thomas J.

REA:
Abner/1850/d. Apr. 16, 1888

REA:
See MITCHELL
See MOLSTER
See RUSSELL

ROWELL:
James/1805, Easttown, N.Y./d. 1897 (worked on Erie Canal)
Sarah/no data/wife of James
Charlotte/no data/wife of James
Emily Jane/b. Mar. 25, 1828, Sheridan, N.Y./d. Oct. 28, 1903/
	3rd wife of James/daughter of Daniel & Jane Clark
Alice/b. 1856/d. Sept. 28, 1934/age 60 years 9 months 11 days/
	daughter of James & Emily
Clark/1857-1874/son of James & Emily
Lottie/1856-1864/daughter of James & Emily

ROWELL:
John/1775/d. Aug. 6, 1851/age 75 years
Sarah/d. Mar. 9, 1864/age 71 years 7 months 28 days/wife of
	John
Mark, Sr./b. Aug. 10, 1809/d. Oct. 9, 1897
Abigail (Goodwin)/b. 1815/d. Aug. 7, 1847/age 32 years
	10 months 12 days/1st wife of Mark. Sr.
Mary/d. July 15, 1846/age 1 year 8 months/daughter of Mark Sr. &
	Abigail
Walden S./b. July 22, 1836, N.Y. State/d. Apr. 20, 1904/son of Mark Sr.
Emaline/b. 1832/d. Jan. 18, 1861/age 30 years/2nd wife of Mark. Sr.
Mark Jr./1856/d. about 1934
Emma E. (Williams)/b. Mar. 5, 1856, N.Y. State/d. Feb. 22, 1901/
	wife of Mark Rowell, Jr.
Emma/d. Mar. 6, 1896/age 41 years 10 months/daughter of Mark, Sr. 
	& Emeline Rowell
Juliette/d. Jan. 6, 1882/age 24 years 4 months 14 days/daughter of
	Mark, Sr. & Emeline Rowell
Phila/b. Jan. 9, 1855/d. Mar. 9, 1924/daughter of Mark, Sr. & Emeline

RUSSELL:
Gideon/d. Sept. 29, 1890/age 66 years 7 months 10 days/son of Wm. & 
	Clarissa Russell
Barbara (Rea)/d. Oct. 31, 1876/age 40 years 9 months 20 days/wife of 
	Gideon Russell/daughter of James & Barbara Rea
Orrin/1852-1892/son
Eunice Adella (Crouch)/b. Nov. 5, 1855/d. Mar. 3, 1936/wife of Orrin
	Russell/daughter of Rufus W. & Eunice (McMillan) Crouch

SIMONDS:
Chauncey/1823-1905 (Pioneer)
Louisa (LeRoy)/b. Apr. 13, 1829/d. Mar 20, 1913/wife of Chauncey Simonds/
	daughter of Wm. & Martha (Thistlewaite) LeRoy
Eliza/1863/d. Sept. 29, 1864/age 10 months/daughter
Ernest Allen/1867/d. Sept. 21, 1868/age 14 months 14 days
William E./1851/d. Feb. 23, 1853/age 2 years 21 days/son

SKINNER:
George W./no other data/(possibly father)
Lucinda (Nicholson)/1817/d. Apr. 12, 1849/age 32 years/wife of George W./
	mother
Chauncey H./b. Mar. 21, 1841/d. Mar. 14, 1903/Veteran 1861-65 Marker/son of
	George & Lucinda (Nicholson) Skinner/husband of Calista Skinner
Daughter/no data

SKINNER:
Henry/b. June 22, 1781/d. Mar 29, 1850
E.M./b. 1818/d. Oct. 8, 1837/age 19 years/drowned in Pewaukee Lake

SMITH:
Charlie & Ella/ no data

SNYDER:
See FULLER

SUTCLIFF:
See Allen

TAYLOR:
See Allen

TEURIA:
No names/no data

THISTLEWAITE:
See LeROY
See OVERBAUGH
See SIMONDS

WAKEMAN:
Mary Ann/b. 1817/d. May 19, 1872/age 55 years 4 months 8 days/
	wife of A. Wakeman

WEBB:
E.G./d. Nov. 3, 1854/age 6 months 19 days

WESTOVER:
Damon/b. Sept. 18, 1823/d. Jan. 24, 1915
Lena (Grenwis)/b. Dec. 18, 1827/d. Dec. 10, 1914/wife
Minnie/1867-1921
Ruthella/1900-1902/daughter of L. & E. Westover

WESTOVER:
See MITCHELL

WILLIAMS:
See ROWELL


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