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St. Paul's Cemetery

Charter Oak Township, Crawford County, Iowa


The cemetery is located in the northeast corner of Section 23, Charter Oak Township, Crawford County, at the intersection of Hwy L51 (140th St) and J Ave. From Hwy 141, three-tenths of a mile east of Charter Oak, turn north on L51, a paved two lane and travel eight-tenths of a mile to J Ave, a dirt road. St Paul Cemetery is located on the west side of L51 prior to the intersection with Ave J. A stone wall with the name attached fronts the cemetery facing Hwy L51, across the road from a large cell tower.

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NameDatesGravestone Notes
Anderson, Rosemary J 14 Feb 1927 - Mother of Wanda, Ernestine, Rebecca,Roberta, Nancy, Julie, Lori
Aronson, Murlyn 30 July 1924 -  
same stone married 15 Aug 1959 Parents of Sandra, Devie, Wendy
Aronson, LaMae 22 Mar 1930 - 21 Nov 2001  
Beeck, Riley Christopher 24 Jan 2001 - 12 Jan 2005  
Bielfeldt, Emil C 1919 - 2006  
same stone   Parents of Janice, Lana, Jeanine
Bielfeldt, Vernette E 1924 - 2008  
Birk, Hans 1844 - 1909  
same stone    
Birk, Hanna C 1852 - 1920 his wife
Blair, Arista J 1873 - 1951  
same stone married 21 Dec 1926 Parents of Andrew, William, Dick,
Blair, Ella C 1897 - 1984 Dorothy, Leah
Blunk, John 1852 - 1920 Father
same stone    
Blunk, Anna 1853 - 1930 Mother
Blunk, John Jr 6 Oct 1884 - 26 Feb 1908  
Bockelmann, Bertha 1884 - 1970  
Bockelmann, George 1891 - 1966  
same stone    
Bockelmann, Clara 1898 - 1952  
Brockman, Henry J 1864 - 1948  
same stone    
Brockman, Bertha W 1874 - 1954  
Brockman, Frank M 14 Oct 1896 - 14 Oct 1909  
Brodersen, Peter B 1874 - 1926 Father
same stone    
Brodersen, Margaretha 1877 - 1915 Mother
Buhmann, Carl 1863 - 1948  
same stone    
Buhmann, Louise 1859 - 1946  
Chedester, Philip J 1923  
Christiansen, Mary Louise 1924 - 1925 Dau of Mr & Mrs John Christiansen
Clausen, Augusta C 1899 - 1947 Lo I am with you always
Clausen, Fred A 1897 - 1959  
same stone    
Clausen, Ella A 1905 -  
Clausen, Joanne Mary 22 Apr 1937 - 30 Jun 1937  
Clausen, Paul G 1932 -  
same stone    
Clausen, Darlene A 1934 -  
Clausen, Paul D 1868 - 1914 Father
same stone    
Clausen, Emma M 1876 - 1973 Mother
Clausen, Vernon P 1899 - 1970 Lo I am with you always
Clausen, wife, son 1896 - 1922 Wife and Son of Fred Clausen
Creese, Clifford F 1910 - 1980  
same stone    
Creese, Elsie M 1915 - 1997  
Peterson, Elihu F 12 Jan 1986 - 16 Jan 1986 son of Cristi & Calvin
Elihu's memorial is small metal marker below Clifford's name on the Creese stone
Davis, Alice A 1886 - 1964 Mother
Dethlefs, Florence E 1908 - 1938 Wife
Dethlefs, Johannes 1881 - 1954 Father
Dethlefs, Louise M 1878 - 1930 Mother
Dorfler, Adda M Whaley 7 Sep 1869 - 2 Aug 1948 M.D.
Dorfler, Adela Schultz 1904 - 1972  
Dorfler, Anna 19 Feb 1872 - 3 Feb 1970  
Dorfler, Augusta Stegemann 31 Oct 1846 - 13 Mar 1923  
Dorfler, Baby 8 Apr 1895 Age 9 days
Dorfler, Edith 1875 - 1936  
Dorfler, Eliz W 8 Sep 1882 - 5 Mar 1971 Daughter
Dorfler, Frank W 2 Dec 1876 - 22 Sep 1971 Son
Dorfler, Franklin 1897 - 1987  
Dorfler, George John 6 Jan 1874 - 4 Feb 1963  
Dorfler, John A 1870 - 1954  
Dorfler, John B 5 Nov 1835 - 5 Oct 1909 Father
Dorfler, John V 1909 - 1997  
same stone    
Dorfler, Erma 1914 -  
Dorfler, Lois 1939 - 2009  
Dorfler, Wm F 2 Nov 1880 - 16 Apr 1962 Son
Duncan, Jack D 1932 - 1998 Son of Fred & Nellie
same stone    
Duncan, Lois L 1928 - Daughter of Nohna & Dora Pithan
Eckhoff, Edward P 1900 - 1951  
same stone    
Eckhoff, Edna D 1901 - 1999  
Eckhoff, Leonard C 1926 - 1944  
Eckhoff, Leroy 13 Sep 1926 - 13 Feb 1928  
Ehrke, Charle 1865 - 1943  
Ehrke, Earl 1906 - 1992  
Ehrke, Jacob 1867 - 1945  
same stone large stone with both names, individual stones with each name and years
Ehrke, Lydia 9 Sep 1876 - 13 Nov 1918  
Ehrke, Marie 1905 - 1994  
Eyer, Lavern 1917 - 1994 Father
same stone    
Eyer, Esther M 1920 - 1971 Mother
Eyer, Mark S 28 Oct 1953 Our baby
Fogle, G C 1861 - 1922  
Fogle , Ida M 1880 - 1948  
Gierstorf, Darrell C 10 Sep 1951 -  
same stone Our Children - Paul Christopher, Seth Darrell, Matthew Jon
Gierstorf, Ernestine S 15 Jun 1951 -  
Gierstorf, Seth D 12 Jun 1979 - 26 Jul 1997 In our hearts forever
Gosch, Friedrich W 1897 - 1978  
same stone    
Gosch, Amalie L 1892 - 1971  
Gosch, John E 1917 - 1996  
same stone   Parents of Aaron, Raymond, Juliet
Gosch, Mabel S 1917 -  
Grabow, John 1861 - 1946  
same stone    
Grabow, Kate 1863 - 1948  
Groth, Father 1861 - 1922  
Groth, Fred 1890 - 1891  
Groth, Mabel B 12 Apr 1894 - 19 Sep 1970  
Groth, Mother 1868 - 1906  
Groth, Selma 1889 - 1905  
Groth, William F 19 May 1892 - 28 Aug 1952 PFC, 16 Infantry, 1 Div, WWI, Iowa
Haberling, Edward H 1888 - 1956  
Haberling, Elvera A 1925 - 1979  
Haberling, Mariea K 1890 - 1939  
Hansen, Hans F 1892 - 1951  
same stone    
Hansen, May M 1900 - 19 last two # missing  
Hansen, John J 1862 - 19 last two # missing  
same stone    
Hansen, Mary L 1868 - 1940  
Hansen, Mary L 10 Jan 1940 - 14 Jan 1940  
Hart, James A 10 Sep 1932 -  
same stone Parents of Patricia, Craig, Rebecca, Kimberly, Peggy
Hart, Lois I 4 Nov 1932 -  
Hiller, Carl H 1904 - 1977  
same stone    
Hiller, Anna M 1905 - 1990  
Hiller, Carl D Sr 1876 - 1945  
Hiller, Earl C 1931 -  
same stone   Parents of Barry and Tommy
Hiller, Delores M 1930 -  
Hiller, Louise M 1876 - 1956  
Hiller, Sandra Ann 1939 - 1957  
Hingst, William 1884 - 1959  
same stone    
Hingst, Alma 1895 - 1952  
Hinrichsen, Hans C 1848 - 1925 Father
Hinrichsen, Louis P 1896 - 1971  
same stone    
Hinrichsen, Helen E 1907 - 1984  
Hinrichsen, Matilda K 1852 - 1926 Mother
Hinrichsen, Son 24 Dec 1880 - 9 Dec 1887 Son of Hans and Mathilde Hinrichsen
Hoefer, Anna 1868 - 1945 Mother
Hoefer, Henry 1864 - 1929 Father
Hoffmann, Dorse 1851 - 1928  
Hoge, Adolf Gustav 25 Jan 1900 - 11 Jan 1970 Pvt, US Army, WW II, South Dakota
Iversen, Frank 1911 - 1989  
same stone    
Iversen, Ethel 1914 - 1987  
Jacobsen, Anna Sophia 21 Feb 1875 - 15 Nov 1893  
Jacobsen, Christian A 27 Aug 1852 - 16 Feb 1908 Vater
Jacobsen, Erna Mathilda 10 Feb 1898 - 7 Apr 1907  
Jacobsen, John C 1880 - 1933 Dad
Jacobsen, John C Jr 1912 - 1933 Brother
Jacobsen, Mathilde A 11 Dec 1853 - 23 Oct 1911 Mutter
Jacobsen, Mattie E 1886 - 1933 Mother
Jacobsen, Meta K 7 Dec 1876 - 2 Feb 1911 Dau of S A & M A Jacobsen
Jochims, Augusta 1862 - 1945  
Jochimsen, Andreas 1851 - 1929  
Jochimsen, August 1878 - 1962  
Jochimsen, Soenke 1844 - 1926  
Keller, Frank 1904 1980  
same stone Buried East Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, California
Keller, Ellawese 1819 - 1976 Wife
Ketelsen, Delaine 7 Mar 1938  
Ketelsen, Elizabeth 1893 - 1918  
Ketelsen, Elmer Merle 7 Mar 1926 - 13 Mar 1926 Son of P & E Ketelsen
Ketelsen, Henry P (Hank) 10 Aug 1932 -  
same stone married 6 June 1954 Parents of James, Infant Son, Keith
Ketelsen, Colleen J "Quandt" 3 Sep 1935 -  
Ketelsen, Infant son 4 Nov 1956  
Ketelsen, James Lee 23 Jan 1955 - 24 Jan 1955  
Ketelsen, John 1883 - 1959  
same stone    
Ketelsen, Tena 1883 - 1969  
Ketelsen, Peter 1861 - 1940 Father
same stone    
Ketelsen, Anna M 1861 - 1933 Mother
Ketelsen, H Peter 1894 - 1978  
same stone    
Ketelsen, Ella L 1901 - 1983  
Ketelsen, Walter 16 Dec 1916 - 18 May 2003  
same stone married 8 July 1939 Parents of Phillip, Donna, Larry, Janice, Ricky
Ketelsen, Eldora 22 July 1920 -  
Kroll, George C 1890 - 1989 Father
same stone    
Kroll, Elsie L 1889 - 1979 Mother
Kroll, Walter G 'Buddy' 1938 - 1982 Dad
Kroll, Walter E 1913 - 1980 Father
same stone    
Kroll, Sadie E 1912 - 1999 Mother
Krueger, Martin A 1910 - 1985  
same stone    
Krueger, Elsie W 1913 - 1990  
Kunze, Elsie A 9 Mar 1894 - 14 Jan 1988  
Kunze, Fred Jr 22 Dec 1918 - 21 Jan 1972  
Kunze, Fred W 29 Sep 1891 - 3 Feb 1972  
Kunze, Rose Marie Anna 28 May 1908 - 10 Jun 1908 Tochter
same stone    
Kunze, Martin 11 Jul 1901 - 14 Jul 1901 Sohn
same stone    
Kunze, Wilhelm H 21 Jan 1867 - 19 Dec 1909  
same stone    
Kunze, Marie 1868 - 1938  
Lehman, Carl 1900 - 1980  
Larson, Arlene 1908 - 1983  
Larson, Caroline 1876 - 1939  
Larson, John P 1862 - 1922  
Leaver, Alviena May 1883 - 1931 Wife of Mat Leaver
Lehman, Laura 1893 - 1970  
Listamann, Arnold 1904 - 1957 Son
Listamann, Engelbert H 1906 - 1973 Son
Listamann, Father 1 Feb 1871 - 3 Apr 1920  
Listamann, Mother 23 Jan 1871 - 27 Nov 1916  
Listamann, John H 1894 - 1986 USA, WWI, AEF
same stone    
Listamann, Clara A 1894 - 1983  
Listamann, Son 1921 Son of H & L Listamann
Logan, James C O D 1890 - 1967  
same stone married 28 Nov 1931  
Logan, Caroline A 1899 - 1980  
Lorensen, Emil E 16 Oct 1908 - 4 Mar 1995 Pvt, US Army Air Corps, WW II
Lorensen, Frank 1906 - 1982  
same stone married 9 Feb 1938  
Lorensen, Alice 1912 - 1984  
Lorensen, Jeanette A 1940 - 2005  
Mahnke, Caroline 24 Mar 1855 - 20 Feb 1917  
Mahnke, Johan 6 May 1849 - 7 May 1919  
Mahnke, Soenke J 1894 - 1933  
Marten, Bernhard 1892 - 1961 Father
same stone    
Marten, Anna P 1885 - 1984 Mother
McCain, Hannah T 1871 - 1947  
McCain, Harrison 1863 - 1934  
McGuire, Anna W 1903 - 1970  
Meyer, Edward C 1882 - 1929 Father
Meyer, Edwin M 1905 - 1972 Son
Meyer, Emma 1886 - 1968 Mother
Meyer, Herbert 1914 - 2003 Father
Meyer, Leona 1922 - 2006 Mother
Meyer, Wilhelm 1906 - 1987 Son
Miller, Kasper 1867 - 1943  
Miller, Marie E 1903 - 1938  
Miller, Mary 1870 - 1953  
Miller, William H 11 Aug 1941 - 14 Jun 2005  
same stone married 31 Oct 1964 Parents of Craig, Michele, Pamela, Karen,
Miller, Lois (Dirksen) 18 Apr 1947 - Kyle, Kory
Munster, Claus 1871 -1949  
same stone    
Munster, Caroline 1871 - 1913  
Namanny, August 1856 - 1918 Father
Namanny, Mary 1860 - 1939 Mother
Namanny, August M 1910 - 1973  
same stone married 1 Jan 1930  
Namanny, Marie 1910 - 1985  
Namanny, Harold Dale 1 Dec 1932 - 30 Dec 1932  
Namanny, John F 1891 - 1967  
same stone married 27 Aug 1916  
Namanny, Anna M 1897 - 1977  
Neddermeyer, Ferdinand 10 Feb 1878 - 3 Feb 1940  
Neddermeyer, Fred C 28 Sep 1874 - 25 Oct 1946  
Neddermeyer, George 7 Feb 1876 - 2 Feb 1955  
Neddermeyer, George 23 Feb 1843 - 4 Mar 1923 Father
Neddermeyer, Wihlmine 21 May 1841 - 29 Jan 1923 Mother
Nelson, Dennis E 18 Dec 1943 -  
same stone married 11 Jun 1972  
Nelson, Gloria J 6 Dec 1951 - 25 Mar 2003  
Nelson, Emery O 25 Apr 1922 - 21 Jun 1985 PFC, US Army, WWII
same stone    
Nelson, Evelyn B 1924 -  
Nemitz, Edwin H 1933 -  
same stone   Parents of Cristi
Nemitz, Frances 1935 -  
Nickoley, Richard W 1908 - 1978  
same stone    
Nickoley, Leona A 1911 - 1991  
Nickoley, Richard 1875 - 1957  
same stone    
Nickoley, Wilhelmina 1874 - 1959  
Odefey, Anna 6 Feb 1836 - 22 Oct 1917  
Odefey, J Fred 1872 - 1949  
Pester, James S 1942 - Jim
same stone married 21 Jul 1962  
Pester, Jacquelyn Ann 1942 - 2005 Jackie
Pester, Pauldria Ann 1937 - 1994 Rest in Peace
Pester, Robert D 1918 -  
same stone    
Pester, Pearl H 1918 - 2001  
Petersen, Herbert 1909 - 1911  
Petersen, Jerry H 12 July 1944 Infant
same stone    
Petersen, Joan M 31 Dec 1935 - 13 Jul 1950  
Petersen, John Jens 1883 - 19 last two # missing  
Petersen, Lyle J 9 Apr 1940 - 25 Oct 1999  
same stone married 1 Jun 1958 Our Children Jeff, Lori, Jim, Lana, Joel
Petersen, M Joyce 22 Aug 1939 -  
Petersen, Richard H 1913 - 1998  
same stone   Parents of Lloyd, LaVonne, Larry
Petersen, Caroline A 1915 - 2007  
Peters, Fred C 1891 - 1959  
same stone    
Peters, Emma 1882 - 1960  
Pirwitz, John 1862 - 1935  
same stone    
Pirwitz, Minnie 1871 - 1940  
Pithan, F W 3 Aug 1837 - 20 Feb 1925  
same stone    
Pithan, Anna 25 Oct 1844 - 4 Nov 1915  
Pithan, Henry C 1873 - 1950  
same stone    
Pithan, Marie E 1877 - 1959  
Pithan, Leonard H 1931 - USAF, FAA, Pilot
same stone married 19 Jan 1952 Parents of Patricia and Scott
Pithan, Peggy J 1931 - 2008 (Owen), Stewardess
Pithan, Mary K 14 May 1928 - 16 May 1928 Dau of Wm & Louise Pithan
Pithan, William F 1899 - 1989  
same stone    
Pithan, Louise B 1904 - 1999  
Preul, Ardella 8 May 1906 - 15 Mar 1924 Wife of Henry Preul
Preul, August 1856 - 1934 Father
Preul, Fannie 1875 - 1942 Mother
Preul, Delmar R 14 Aug 1931 - 21 Aug 1931  
Preul, Edward F 17 Jan 1905 - 20 Jul 1999  
same stone married 20 Feb 1935 Parents of Robert, Norma, Betty
Preul, Alma D 7 Dec 1914 - 17 Jul 2006  
Preul, Louis W 31 Mar 1913 - 17 Apr 1996  
same stone married 20 May 1945  
Preul, Vera C 4 Jun 1926 - 14 Apr 1996  
Preul, Roger Paul 23 Aug 1933 - 20 Apr 1940 Son of Mr & Mrs Fred Preul
Radeck, Friedrick 1841 - 1924  
Radeck, Sophie 1836 - 1922  
Reese, John A 1863 - 1948  
same stone    
Reese, Catherine D 1867 - 1906  
Reincke, Edward 1898 - 1992  
same stone    
Reincke, Anna 1902 - 1981  
Riessen, Alwine 8 Jan 1902 - 9 Dec 1920 Our Daughter
Riessen, Edna W 7 Jan 1908 - 21 Nov 1978  
Riessen, Johannes 1864 - 1938  
same stone    
Riessen, Luise 1877 - 1959  
Schnoor, H Carl 1903 - 1985  
same stone    
Schnoor, Esther V 1913 - 1989  
Sciford, Earl R Pareira 7 Feb 1907 - 18 Jul 1917  
Sciford, George Sr 26 Jan 1837 - 26 Sep 1913  
same stone    
Sciford, Theresa 16 Oct 1839 - 21 Nov 1933 His Wife
Sciford, Sherman 26 Nov 1876 - 14 Aug 1908  
Seeley, James Leroy 3 Mar 1944 - 7 Nov 2002 SP4, US Army, Vietnam
same stone married 9 Oct 1971  
Seeley, Julianne M 26 Sep 1946 -  
Seils, Anna 20 Oct 1854 - 2 Oct 1920  
Seils, Carl G 8 Jun 1885 - 15 May 1939  
Seils, Edward W 17 Sep 1880 - 6 Dec 1962  
Seils, John F 17 Jun 1882 - 3 Jan 1927  
Seils, Louise 7 Jun 1878 - 14 Jan 1933  
Seils, Theodore 30 Sep 1890 - 17 Jul 1931  
Sievers, Albert H G 1903 - 1969  
Sievers, Arthur J H 1898 - 1962  
Sievers, Christine W 1873 - 1947  
Sievers, D Fred 1871 - 1941  
Sievers, Ella M 1913 - 1975  
Sievers, Peter H F 1897 - 1977 USA, WWI
Sothman, C John 24 Jun 1881 - 16 Jun 1902  
Steffen, Fritz A 1866 - 1953  
same stone    
Steffen, Thora M 1870 - 1945  
Steffen, Joyce E 23 Feb 1933 - 17 Dec 1933  
Steffen, Louise 1840 - 1931 Grandmother
Stender, Fritz C W 26 Jul 1863  
Suhr, Mary M 1870 - 1943 Mother
Suhr, Willie A 9 Sep 1893 - 2 Sep 1918  
Thielmann, Johannes 1862 - 1934  
same stone    
Thielmann, Louise 1876 - 1938  
same stone    
Thielmann, Fred 1885 - 1975  
Thompson, Warner R 6 Dec 1956 -  
same stone    
Henningsen, Brandi J 24 Apr 1971 - 24 May 2009 Mother of Whitley & MacKenzie
Tombs, Frieda M 1897 - 1884 His Wife
same stone    
Tombs, John W 1886 - 1955  
Topf, Lena C 1 Oct 1873 - 18 Feb 1962  
Topf, William Sr 3 Oct 1844 - 20 Jul 1911  
same stone    
Topf, Celia 6 Apr 1841 - 20 Feb 1930  
Vaughn, daughter 3 Aug 1933 Infant Daughter of Amos & Alice Vaughn
Vogt, Herbert H 1910 - 1976 Son
Vogt, John 1877 - 1932  
same stone    
Vogt, Mary 1887 - 1970  
Vogt, Lenard age 14 days Son of H & H Vogt, Baby
Walter, John C 1864 - 1915  
Weed, Cecil L 5 Mar 1902 - 3 Apr 1985  
Weed, Edna L 29 Aug 1911 - 22 Mar 1974  
Wellendorf, May Belle 1911 - 1935  
Wessel, Lena 1867 - 1947  
Wessel, Alta 19 Dec 1915 - 7 Dec 1918  
Wessel, August 1891 - 1941 Father
Wessel, Douglas Rylan 1934 - 1987  
Wessel, George A 20 Apr 1893 - 11 Dec 1918  
Wessel, Henry 1856 - 1937  
Wiegel, Roy H 1922 - 1991 USAAF, WWII, PFC
same stone    
Wiegel, Frances L 1923 -  
Will, Dorothea 1 Nov 1839 - 24 Dec 1915 Mother
Witt, Henry 1872 - 1946  
Witt, John F Gest 4 Aug 1891 [appears to be 27 years, 9 months]
Witt, John D 1840 - 1923  
same stone    
Witt, Maria S 1839 - 1925  
Wulf, Max 1878 - 1948  
same stone    
Wulf, Emilie 1881 - 1958  
Recorded September 2009 by Norm Prince

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