St. Peter's is an active cemetery located on the east side of Hwy 83 at the southern village limits at Nelson Drive, North Lake, in the southwest 1/4 of Section 16 Merton Township.
The cemetery was established about 1860, before the first church was built. The first church services for St. Peter's Episcopal church were not held in 1867-68. The church was built in 1869. The church closed in 1936 but reopened in 1941. The cemetery is administered by the cemetery committee of the church.
There are cemetery records 1874-date. 1874 is the first burial recorded with the record recopied from an unknown source. There is a chart of the cemetery and the records are available to the public for research with restrictions. Prior permission is required from the family or heirs of a cemetery lot and record.
"All records pertaining to families presently represented in St. Peter's Cemetery or their heirs shall be open for inspection only with their permission and in the presence of the Chairman or a member of the St. Peter's Cemetery Committee. The records shall not be permitted to be removed, loaned or borrowed from the immediate physical presence of any of the above mentioned persons. If none of the above persons are living or if St. Peter's ceases to be an active congregation, all records are the property of the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, and all records will be subjected to those regulations set forth by that body."
The committee will answer mail requests for a search of their records. There is no set fee for a search. If extensive research is requested, an agreed upon fee shall be negotiated.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery Committee
6378 North Brumder Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
The church address is
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
W314 N7412 Hwy 83
Mail to: P.O. Box 267
North Lake, WI 53064
Tombstone transcriptions 1853-1936 are available at the Waukesha County Museum.
The following partial list of burials in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery are as listed in St. Alban's Church burial Records from May 1877 - Dec 1901 Transcribed and contributed by Judy B. (see contributors page) Alphabetized and sorted by Ellen-
St. Alban burial Records can be found here. The St. Alban Burial records have been integrated into other cemeteries, including cemetery X.
Name, age, date of death, date of burial, where living at time of death, cause of death, where buried, and any extra notes added.
ADAMS: See ESCHWEILER ANDERSON: Father/Gulbrand Anderson/1825-1912/OSSW: Mary/His wife/1839-1916 BANZHAF: In Memory of/Peter George Banzhaf/1932-1989 BARNES: Holt/age 69/d. 22 Nov 1894/bur. 26 Nov 1894/Merton/heart and lung trouble/ North Lake/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) James/age 30/d. 28 May 1890/bur. 31 May 1890/North Lake/diabetes/N. Lake churchyard/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) Mr. Thomas/bur. 13 Apr 1890/age 69/cause - pleurisy/ burial - St. Peter's, North Lake /source: Holy Innocents Burial Records BISHOP: Frank Bishop/Co. G./4 Wis Cav/no dates Frank Bishop, Jr./1837-1927/OSSW: His wife/Mary Mescoll/1849-1920 BRIMER: In Memory of George Brimer/Died July 31, 1889/Aged 69 yrs/OSSW: Isabella Brimer/Died Sept. 27, 1901/Aged 87 yrs/[Mrs. Isabella/age 87/ d. 27 Sep 1901/bur. 1 Oct 1901/(source: St. Edward NE/old age/ St. Peters N.Lake/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records)] BIGNALL: Thomas/age 70/d. 25 Feb 1888/bur. 26 Feb 1888/North Lake/cancer throat(?)/ N. Lake ch.yd/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) BIRAM: George/age 71/d. 31 Jul 1889/bur. 4 Aug 1889/North Lake/congestion of heart…/ N.Lake ch.yd/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) DOUGLASS: See WILD ESCHWEILER: Alexander C./(sent in by a researcher/see contributors page) Mary Shaw Horne Adams Eschweiler/Aunt Mary/November 22, 1894/ January 17, 1981 Theodore Lincoln Eschweiler/Uncle Ted/September 25, 1895/ November 15, 1966 FREDERICKSON: Rasmus Frederickson/April 9, 1837/June 6, 1910/OSSW: Ruth/His Wife/March 17, 1848/March 11, 1914 GOETSEELS: See WILD HARTRIDGE: Mary Shears/wife of M.L. Hartridge/Born Dec. 19, 1851/Died Sept ?, 1886 Theodore Hartridge/June 21, 1877/March 25, 1954 Virginia Madsen/wife of T.L. Hartridge/1907-1967 HOPKINS: Mrs. Jennie/age 52/d. 6 Dec 1901/bur. 9 Dec 1901/Milwaukee/tubercular entritis/St. Peter’s North Lake/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) H----DGE: Mrs./bur. 2 Feb(?)1886/age 34 or 54/(either from, or died in) Jacksonville, Fla./cause - spinal ---/burial - St. Peter's, North Lake/(source: Holy Innocents Burial Records) HORNE: See ESCHWEILER KENNEDY: Henrietta Kilbourne Kennedy/Beloved wife of Arthur L. Kennedy/ Feb. 19, 1867/Apr 24, 1945 Byron H. Kilbourne/Born Mar 20, 1810/Died Aug 24, 1897 KILBOURNE: See KENNEDY See THORNDIKE L---Y: Miss Mary/11 Apr 1887/age 55/cause - ---/burial - North Lake/(source: Holy Innocents Burial Records) MADSEN: See HARTRIDGE MESCOLL: See BISHOP NAYLOR: Charles R. Naylor 1867-1897/OSSW: Mary A. Naylor/1861-1874/OSSW: Sarah J. Naylor/18?3-1918 SCHUCHARDT: Mother/Anna Shears/wife of C. Schuchardt/Born Nov. 8, 1844/Died June 30, 1921 SEVERSON: Samuel/1859-1943/OSSW: Emma E./1857-1914 SHAW: See ESCHWEILER SHEARS: Harry Birkett/age (no age)/d. 13 Jun 1893/bur. 16 Jun 1893/Marshall(?)/ abcess of liver/(source: St. Peters churchyard North Lake/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) Henry Shears/Born Aug 9, 1816/Died Mar 5, 1882 SHEARS: See HARTRIDGE See SCHUCHARDT SIMS: Stuart Allen/age 8mo/d. 26 Sep 1894/bur. 28 Sep 1894/Merton/cholera/St Peters North Lake/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records) Grandma/Louisa Sims/1819-1920 SMITH: Cora J./Wife of W.M. Smith/Nov. 11, 1877/Dec 9, 1918/OSSW: W.M. Smith/Oct. 7, 1878/June 8, 1848 THORNDIKE: Mary Kilbourne Thorndike/Beloved wife of William Thorndike/Feb 19, 1867/ Sept 7, 1945 William Thorndike/Aug 5, 1870/Nov 23, 1935 WELLER: See WILD WILD: Henry Goetseels Wild/son of Charles Wild and Josephine Goetseels/ Jan 12, 18?0/Aug 3 18?0/OSSW: and his wife/Virginia Calvert Weller/Daughter of Henry S. Weller and Virginia W. Douglass/Jan. 17, 18?9/July 19, 1890 WOOD: Ann Parsons (Johnson)/age 40/d. 17 Apr 1893/bur. 20 Apr 1893/Burke, Wi/(no cause)/N.Lake chyd/(source: St. Alban's Burial Records)