Buchanan County Home (Abandoned)

Washington Twp. 25

The County Home was purchased 1861, and consisted of 194 acres. 120 acres was bought Hathaway Estate and the rest from Mr. VanEtten. In 1881 it was known as the Poor Farm. 1914 it consisted of 220 acres with an average number of 16 people living there although they had a capacity of 20 people. They took in old people with no families to care for them, people that went broke and had no place to go, widows, unwed mothers and orphans until homes were found for them. They also had whole families living there. All residents worked on the farm for their keep. Some people were there a short time and some stayed until they died. There was land set aside for burials. Each person buried there had a cement headstone with only a number on it. Through the years the cemetery became run done and uncared for. With the changing of administration the information corresponding with the numbered headstones was lost. Years later a new well cared for cemetery was established. The first burial was in 1964

NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE INFORMATION
Clark, John   January 4,1877  
Draper, Nellie   June 5, 1924 58 years
Fox, William (Abe)   January 19, 1942 Brother of George and Grace Fox-Street
Gipe, Wilbur   October, 14, 1922 17 years
Gregory, Lyman   June 13, 1918 81 years
Hagberg, John   March 11, 1927 85 years 10 months 17 days
Holmes/Holms, Edward Missouri 1869 November 25, 1933 64 years. Son of James and Mary (Howard) Holmes
Kint, Mr.   February 23, 1874  
King, Charles   January 4, 1875  
Kuilfin, Deward   April22, 1937 Iowa/70 years
Kurt, John   July 20, 1933 85 years
McCllough, America   February 10, 1936 Mrs. A/ mother of Clara Howard died February 10, 1936
Micheals/ Meikel, John   March 26, 1923 80 years
Mulligan, Wm.   March 4, 1875  
Newman, Christian   July 19,1873  
Pattin, John   June 4, 1872  
Pitre/Pike, Carrie (Peterson) December 14, 1858 (Denmark) January 15, 1939 (Iowa) 80 years
Pohlman, William   April 26, 1940 About 83 years
Romig, Aaron Wisconsin July 1, 1932 80 years/ Son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Hutes) Romig
Schott, Castle Pennsylvania June 8, 1932 Son of Phillip and Amanda (Lapol) Schott
Schuster, Gus March 7,1846 (Germany) November 30, 1928  82 years
Stevens, Oscar   July 4, 1939 82 years
Tracey, Edward   December 16, 1873  
Varden, Thomas Bardeen Ireland October 7, 1880 80 years/24 year resident in Iowa
Zobel, Anna (Swanda) January 1849 (Austria) January 31, 1919 68 years
Morrison, Ralph   April 17, 1933 74 years
Chase, James   August 9, 1929  
Datent/Patent, John   May 7, 1872  
Grimmer, John   March 31, 1927  
Hartzberg, ? (No first name)   November 10, 1874  
Quinn, Jacob   August 19, 1875  
Radford, John   August, 19, 1929  
Stace, Abe   December 16, 1929  

 

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