Van Buren County (Iowa) Home aka Poor Farm aka Paupers Cemetery

Van Buren County Home aka Poor Farm Cemetery

 

SURNAME GIVEN NAME BIRTH PLACE DEATH DATE AGE CEMETERY
BASS Robert Alison Missouri 18 Nov 1874 11 months Co. Graveyard
BELL Amos Warren Co., OH 21 Jan 1882 ca 73 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
BENDER Samuel G. 3 Jan 1872 (killed) Co. Graveyard
BOTINGER OR BOLINGER Henry 7 July 1889 81 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
CLIFFORD Thomas Philadelphia, PA 29 Aug 1877 ca 90 yrs Co. Graveyard
COLTON Margaret H 13 Jan 1883 ? Van Buren Co. Cem.
DALINGER Jacob Germany 11 Dec 1875 ca 54 yrs buried on he farm
DERMIT Edward 7 Dec 1877 ca 39 yrs Co. Graveyard
FOLEY Willard O. 29 Nov 1887 83 Poor Farm Cem.
GARDNER John Ireland 23 Jan 1883 ca 63 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
HALL Rachel E 14 Feb 1877 Graveyard attached to farm
HATT Lois Mrs. 13 Jun 1866 66 Poor Farm Cem.
JOHNSTON Derius Jamaca, Vermont 20 Oct 1880 ca 45 yrs Co. Graveyard
JORDEN Lavina Kentucky 13 Apr 1881 ?
McCORMICK Elizabeth 9 Oct 1802 Penn. 18 Sep 1884 82 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
OATMAN Taylor Missouri 23 Apr 1884 ca 37 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
PERCELL Sanford Kentucky 31 Dec 1882 ca 69 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
ROBINSON John Ohio 18 Mar 1890 ca 64 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
SCHMITZ Wm. B. Germany 1 July 1889 ca 44 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
SMITH Polly 5 Nov 1876 Co. Graveyard
SMITZ Christina Germany widow 2 Oct 1888 71 yrs Co. Cem.
SOPHN OR SPOHN Teresa Germany 1/2 Jan 1894 61 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
WALKER Jesse Tennessee 11 Jun 1884 ca 81 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
ZAMMETZER Ulrick 23 Oct 1871 Co. Graveyard
ZEIGLER Crys Germany 30 Jan 1896 70 yrs Poor Farm Cem.
The only visible grave marker in the cemetery today is that of Jesse Walker. See photo.
In a 1964 reading, there were markers for:
SURNAME GIVEN NAME DEATH DATE AGE
WALKER Jesse Co G 37th Inft
ROBINSON John d. 18 Mar 1889 65y 10m 3d
KILDEW Ella d. 23 Mar 1944 63y 11m 3d (metal funeral marker)
 

Above listing compiled by Van Buren County Auditor from County Home records.

 


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