Holy Innocents Cemetery
Pine Lake, Merton Township
Waukesha County Wisconsin
This cemetery is located on the west side of Highway C, approximately 1 1/2 miles north of Nashotah, at the western limits of the Village of Chenequa, Section 31, Merton Township.
This is an active cemetery established March 3, 1844, with the founding of the Scandinavian Parish, Pine Lake. In 1850 the congregation split. One group formed St. John's English Lutheran Church, Stone Bank. This church took the church records and register.
The other part of the congregation remained at the original log church and cemetery grounds. In 1864 this part became known as Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, Nashotah. The Church cemetery was not used again until 1895. In 1895, the last survivor of the original Scandinavian Parish legally transferred the land to Holy Innocents. In 1962 Holy Innocents merged with Grace-Holy Innocents Episcopal. In 1975, the name was changed to St. Anskar's Church.
There are cemetery records 1895 to date. The records are the most complete after 1930. There is a chart of the cemetery and records are available to the public by appointment only. Contact:
8118 Stone Bank Road
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Mail requests will be answered at no charge. The earlier church recoards are with St. John's Church, Stone Bank
At the Waukesha County Museum there are transcriptions from the tombstones, 1844-1938 with information from the church records of the 1840s. Also Scandinavian Church Records, Pine Lake and St. Olaf's Ashippun, 1841-1859, as written by Rev. Gustaf Unonius and Rev. M.F. Sorenson. This is a transcription of the earliest record book, kept at St. John's Church, Stone Bank. It includes deaths and burials, 1843-1858.
There are many burials not listed.
Church Burial Records Transcribed From: LDS film # 1392601 by Judy B. (see contributors page). Additional information added from tombstone photographs taken by Larry and Linda Kopet
Records are from about 1886 and some are very hard to read. ---- leaving out letters I can't read
(?) is my best guess.
The early years are VERY hard to read. It appears the record was damaged so the film didn't come out very clear. Plus, whoever recorded it had the worst handwriting!!!
Typically burial is 1-3 days after death.
PELETTE: no other name listed/d: date would be between May 1910 and May-12 cause: cancer/bur: Oconomowoc JOHNSTON: Eliza/noage: given/Hartland/d: 16 Mar 1913/cause: old age: and paralysis/ bur: Parish Cem. Delafield/Grace Episcopal Church burial records PAWLING: Charles Edward/age: 69/Hartland/d: 12 Dec 1918/cause: Influenza- pneumonia/bur: Parish Cem. Delafield/Grace Episcopal Church burial records WELLS: Harvey/age: 72/Milwaukee/d: 21 Aug 1905/cause: valvular disease of heart/bur: Parish graveyard Delafield/Grace Episcopal Church burial recordss SEYMOUR: Everett(?) Baldwin/age: 68/Douseman/d: 9 Feb 1920or21/cause: stroke/bur: Mission Cemetery (Nashotah?) STEWART: ? Walter Charles/age: 56/Hartland/d: 24 Jul 1908/cause: paralysis in ?/bur: Nashotah Mission Cem. JOHNSON: Arthur/age: 23/Hartland/d: 21 Apr 1909/cause: ? ? brain/ bur: Nashotah Mission Cem. PEABODY: Charles/age: 62/Hartland/d: 17 May 1912/cause: Bright's disease and dropsy/bur: Forrest Home Cem. HOPF: Pearl May/age: 35/Hartland/d: 27 Feb 1926/cause: tuberculosis/ bur: Holy Innocents Cem. Nashotah FREDRICKSON: John William/age: 6days/Hartland/d: 11 Mar 1919/cause: premature birth/bur: Stone Bank Cemetery VAN: Livie(?)/age: 50/Hartland/only date listed 8 Feb 1904/cause: nervous prostration/bur: Marshall/Wi. BAU: Chauncey//age: 2yrs/Hartland/only date listed 20 Jan 1905/ cause: inflamation of kidneys/ bur: VillageCemetery/Hartland. REA: Grace//age: 23/Hartland/only date listed 10 May 1905/cause: tuberculosis(?) of stomach/ bur: Village Cemetery/Hartland OLSEN: Bertha Sophia/age: 57/Chicago & Hartland d: 27 Aug 1905/cause: cancer & dropsy/ bur: Village Cemetery Hartland GIBSON: Louis… /age: 35/Milwaukee/d: 6 Nov 1905/cause: murdered?/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland RICE: Frank/age: 53/Hartland/d: 15 Jul 1906/cause: enlargement of the heart/bur: Village Cem. Hartland CHRISTENSEN: Mrs/age: 61/Hartland/d: 29 Aug 1906/cause: cancer of the stomach/bur: VillageCem. Hartland ORTH: George/no age listed/Hartland/d: 10 Sep 1906/cause: disease of the heart/bur: Village Cem. Hartland SPILLMAN: Nils/age: 72/Hartland/d: 4 Nov 1906/cause: insane drowned himself/bur: Village Cem. Hartland SPILLMAN: baby girl/age: 8wks/Hartland/d: 31 Dec 1906/cause: not listed/bur: Village Cem. Hartland AKIN: Abigail Squires/age: 84/Ochanchee/d: 15 May 1907/cause: tumor and old age/bur: Village Cem. Hartland NOURSE: Mary (Mrs. Geo. W./age: 79/Hartland/d: 25 May 1907/cause: apoplexy/bur: Village Cem. Hartland OLSON: Laura Elizabeth/age: 9mo/Delafield/d: 18 Jul 1909/cause: convulsions/bur: Village Cem. Hartland ORTH: William /age: 90/Hartland/d: 31 Aug 1909/cause: cancer/bur: Village Cem. Hartland RICE: Anna M----?/age: 59/Hartland/d: 7 Sep 1909/cause: scarlet fever/bur: Village Cem. Hartland STAPS: Frederick A./age: 72/Hartland/d: 2 May 1910/cause: grippe and pneumonia/bur: Village Cem. Hartland. CHAPMAN: Albert/no age: given/Hartland/d: 8 May 1913/cause: old age and complications/bur: Village Cem. Hartland ANSTEY: Walter --?-Charles/age: 8mos/Hartland/d: 25 Sep 1913/ cause: accidental burns/bur: Village Cem. Hartland ORTH: Dorothy Estella/age: 5mos/Hartland/d: 17 Feb 1915/cause: indigestion/bur: Village Cem. Hartland SIZER: Amelia Margaret no age given Hartland/d: 25 Jun 1915/cause: cancer/bur: Village Cem. Hartland REA: Laura Louise/age: 65/Hartland/d: 31 Oct 1915/cause: pneumonia/bur: Village Cem. Hartland GERBENSKEY: Chester Carl/age: 21/Hartland/d: 22 Nov 1915/cause: gangrene after appendicitis/bur: Village Cem. Hartland HASSLINGER: (female)/age: 69/Hartland/d: 15 Feb 1917/cause: blood poisoning/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland GERBENSKEY: Charles /age: 50/Hartland/d: 4 Feb 1918/cause: tuberculosis/bur: Village Cem. Hartland SWAIN: Elizabeth /age: 76/Hartland/d: 27 Mar 1918/cause: Hemorrhage of lung/bur: Village Cem. Hartland BEAUMONT: Ephraim /age: 84/Hartland/d: 23 Dec 1918/cause: old age and complications/bur: Village Cem. Hartland REA: George Cooper(?)/age: 69/Hartland/d: 2 Jan 1919/cause: heart failure/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland CHRISTENSEN: George /age: 75 Hartland/d: 27 Apr 1919/cause: ? and general debility/bur: Village Cem. Hartland SWAIN: Joseph /age: 78/Hartland/d: 21 Sep 1919/cause: Senile debility-pneumonia/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland GERBENSKEY: Frederick /age: 84/Hartland/d: 22 Sep 1919/cause: senile debility/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland CHRISTENSEN: Elina Meta Christina/age: 71/Waukesha/d: 1 Apr 1920/ cause: (can't read)/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland. HANSEN: Marie Caroline (Larson?)/age: 71/Hartland/d: 12 Jun 1920/cause: rheumatism/bur: Village Cem. Hartland PYNN: Garth Frederic/age: 6/Lisbon/d: 21 Oct 1920/cause: ptomaine poisoning/bur: Village Cem. Hartland NORTON: Jennie /age: 51/Hartland/d: 25 Mar 1921/cause: cancer/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland SCHWARTZ: Carl /age: 81/Hartland/d: 27 Mar 1921/cause: heart failure/ bur: Village Cem. Hartland YOUELLS: Anna Katherine (Johnson)/age: 67/Hartland/d: 15 Jul 1921/cause: heart trouble and dropsy/bur: Village Cem. Hartland O'BRIEN: Frances Louise/age: 81/Hartland/d: 1 Aug 1921/cause: old age/bur: Village Cem. Hartland REA: Laura Jeanette/age: 40/Hartland/d: 11 Aug 1921/cause: heart trouble and complications/bur: Village Cem. Hartland CHAPMAN: Sarah Chandler/age: 84/Hartland/d: 23 Apr 1922/cause: pneumonia/bur: Village Cem. Hartland ANSTEY: Helen May/age: 70/Hartland/d: 10 Jun 1922/cause: cancer/bur: Village Cem. Hartland CHAPMAN: Evelyn /age: 30/Hartland, (died in Los Angeles?) d: 22 Jan 1923/cause: uremic poisoning/bur: Village Cem Hartland. SPILLMAN: Hilda P./age: 77/Hartland/d: 24 Feb 1923/cause: stroke/bur: Village Cem. Hartland ORTH: Marion Dickens(?) Beggs (?) Kerr/age: 62/Waukesha/d: 8 Apr 1923/cause: heart trouble/bur: Village Cem. Hartland WEIFENBACH: Esther Margaret Hansen(?)/age: 33/Milwaukee/d: 25 Mar 1923/ cause: uremic convulsions/bur: Village Cem Hartland CRUMMEY: George Bernard/age: 66/East Chicago d: 29 May 1923/cause: heart failure/bur: Village Cem Hartland HANSON: Frederick /age: 80/Hartland/d: 24 Sep 1924/cause: heart failure/bur: Village Cem. Hartland GRASLER(?): Mary Margaret/age: 61/Hartland/d: 30 Mar 1924/cause: stroke/bur: Village Cem Hartland BAU: Mary .. no age listed/Hartland/bur: serv. 10 Jul 1925/ cause: not listed/bur: Village Cem Hartland HANSEN: Mabel Viola/age: 48/Hartland/d: 24 Dec 1925/cause: pernicious anemia/bur: Village Cem. Hartland YOUELLS: Omah/age: 36/Hartland/d: 6 Jun 1926/cause: not listed/ bur: Village Cem Hartland GIESE(?): Johanna /age: 87/Hartland/d: 16 Jun 1926/cause: not listed/ bur: Village Cem Hartland MOUNT: Edward/age: 74/Milwaukee/d: 30 Jun 1926/cause: exhaustion in the course of ? ?/bur: Village Cem Hartland HOCKMUTH: Ruth /age: 27/Hartland/d: 8 Feb 1927/cause: tuberculosis/ bur: Village Cem Hartland CHRISTIANSON: Christian/age: 31 yrs/bur date: June 11, 1894/Grace church Hartland/S.L. Tyson, Lay Reader/Hartland Cemetery, Hartland. CAMPBELL: Mrs. Arethusa(?)/age: 73 yrs/bur date: May 17, 1895/at house/WJ Lemon, Rector/Hartland Cemetery, Hartland AIKEN: Infant daughter/age: 2 weeks/bur date: July 12, 1895/ house/WJ Lemon, Rector BRIGGS: no first name/no age/bur date:Feb. 18, 1896/WJ Lemon, Rector FRISBIE: Geo. H./no age/bur date: Jan. 25, 1896/WJ Lemon, Rector O'BRIEN: Wm. S./no age/bur date: Mar. 29, 1896/WJ Lemon, Rector HARTWELL: Mrs. Blanche/no age/bur date: Apr. 3, 1896, Good Friday/ Rev. Mr. Chase CAMPBELL: no first name/no age/bur date: Apr. 9, 1897/WJ Lemon O'BRIEN: Mrs. Rena H./no age/bur date: Mar. 28, 1898/church/ WJ Lemon PYNN: Infant/Dau. of Mr and Mrs Geo Pynn/age: 3 or 4 days/ bur date: May 14, 1898/house/Rev. J. Slidell PLUMB: Mrs. Laura/age: 83 yrs 3mos/bur date: Oct. 12, 1898/ house Delafield Township/WJ Lemon