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Submitted to IAGenWeb by Jackie Frederick, August 2010.

Liberty twp cemetery entrance

Liberty Township Cemetery
Liberty Township, Hamilton County

The Liberty Township Cemetery is located on the west side of State Hwy 69, just south of I-20 in Liberty Township section 16.   

The cemetery is located near an old stagecoach line from Story City to Webster City and was first plotted by Edward Fox in 1903 as the cemetery for Liberty Township. Many of the early pioneers of Liberty Township are buried here.  It is a well kept, pretty cemetery, but does not have a name sign.  Surrounding the cemetery is a grove of trees with pine trees along the east fence line.   There was not a church associated with the cemetery. 

 The cemetery occupies 3 acres.   The entire three acres is plotted, although only the front half of the cemetery is used for burials.  The back half of the cemetery has been allowed to return to native prairie which was burned off in the spring of 1985 to give the wild flowers a chance to grow.

The cemetery is plotted in East-West rows starting with lot #1 on the northeast (Hwy 69) side of the cemetery and continuing east to west; then west to east until 6 rows have been completed.  There is a driving path in the middle of cemetery with 3 lots on each side of the path.

There is one grave in the back portion of the cemetery and is marked only by a natural large field rock.  The rock is located in lot #24, in the Northwest corner of the cemetery.  The grave is rumored to belong to an infant with the last name of Preston.  No record can be found about this burial, except for the original notation on the cemetery plot.  The native prairie grasses have been allowed to grow around the stone.

The cemetery was walked and photographed October, 2009 by Jackie Frederick.  This list was transcribed from the township record for the cemetery.


                  NAME                                                 BORN                        DIED                   VETERAN                        COMMENTS

ABELS, Jan

1868

1952

 

“John”; Husband of Jantje (Jenny)

ABELS, Jantje

1861

1935

 

“Jenny”; Wife of Jan (John)

ABELS, Berend

1875

1961

 

“Ben”

ACKLEY, Edward

1854

1930

 

“Father”

ACKLEY, Anna

1857

1945

 

‘Mother”; IOOF marker

ACKLEY, Lucretia J

1885

1917

 

Has separate metal “Rebekah” IOOF marker

ACKLEY, Ferridoon C.

1897

1917

 

 

ACKLEY, Josephine L.

1899

1916

 

 

ALVESTAD, Richard O.

1920

2002

X

Korean War marker

ANDERSON, Roger D.

June 5, 1927

Sept 21, 2003

X

Husband of Marlene; Korean War marker;

Parents of Janet, Rhonda, Nancy & Brad

ANDERSON, Sock

1876

1964

 

Husband of Bertha

ANDERSON, Bertha

1876

1962

 

Wife of Sock

ANDERSON, Selmer B.

Sept 3, 1909

Mar 12, 1919

 

 

ANDERSON, Elmer

1894

1894

 

 

ANDERSON, Ellen K.

1847

1928

 

“Step-Mother”

ANDERSON, Erick E.

1848

1931

 

“Father”

ANDERSON, Rachel B.

1844

1887

 

“Mother”

ANDERSON, Joseph E.

1833

1954

 

 

BAKER, Sarah J.

Oct 7, 1830

Aug 22, 1903

 

“Mother”; “Wife of R.T. Baker”

CHRISTENSON, Grace F.

Jan 16, 1918

Nov 20, 2007

 

Wife of Johnie F.

CHRISTENSON, Patricia Ann

July 9, 1955

Oct 19, 1993

 

Daughter of Earl & Ann Scott.

CRITCHFIELD, Bernard L.

Sept 10, 1909

Jan 4, 2002

 

Husband of Phyllis

CRITCHFIELD, Phyllis G.

Dec 25, 1907

Aug 3, 2002

 

Wife of Bernard

DENEKAS, Robert O.

1900

1972

 

 

EVANS, Kenneth Glen

Sept 30, 1928

May 15, 1985

X

Cpl U.S. Army - Korea; Korean War marker

GOBLE, Florence V.

1892

1923

 

 

GREINER, Lyman Wade

1911

2005

 

Husband of Violet; parents of Charles, Thomas & Lyle

GREINER, Violet Hobson

1915

1991

 

Wife of Lyman; IOOF marker

HARRINGTON, John

Mar 29, 1873

Feb 23, 1949

 

 

HUDSON, Agnes

1828

1903

 

“Mother”; Wife of William Hudson

JORGENSEN, Raymond C.

June 13, 1917

Oct 10, 2006

X

Husband of Rosaline; WWII veteran

JORGENSEN, Rosaline R. H.

June 15, 1920

Feb 1, 2005

 

Wife of Raymond

KATSCHKE, Ronald Charles

1952

1993

 

May 6, 1952-May 27, 1993; Son of Peter & Metha Katschke

KATSCHKE, Michael D.

1959

1989

 

“Son”; Son of Melvin J & Judith M Katschke

KING, Edward

1883

1976

 

 

KING, Nellie E.

1897

1989

 

 

KING, Eugene Dale

Feb 3, 1930

Aug 7, 1957

X

Iowa Pfc Btry C 90 FA BN; U.S. WW veteran marker

KING, John H.

Feb 24,1847

July 2, 1922

 

 

KING, Louisa

Dec 10,1855

Jan 7, 1932

 

 

KING family gravestone

 

 

 

 

KING, Arthur

Oct 23, 1883

May 5, 1969

 

 

KING, Clyde

 

Sept 28, 1892



Aged 5y, 6m, 15d; (Calculated birth date - Mar 13,1887);
 Son of J.H. & L. King

LAUBE, John D.

Feb 15, 1959

Oct 27, 2005

 

This is a metal grave placement marker placed by the Surls Funeral Home of Williams.

LINCOLN, Mary

Nov 13, 1851

Sept 18, 1896

 

Wife of L.H. Lincoln; Aged 44y,10m,5d (calculated birth date)

LUPPES, Joe J.

1914

1982

X

Husband of Wilma; WWII marker

LUPPES, Wilma M.

1910

1992

 

Wife of Joe

LUPPES, Harm H.

1872

1926

 

Husband of Tena

LUPPES, Tena W.

1877

1955

 

Wife of Harm

LUPPES, Bonnie H.

1899

1983

 

Wife of Herman

LUPPES, Herman P.

1907

1969

 

Husband of Bonnie

LUPPES, Orvil V.

Mar 19, 1929

Dec 9, 2001

X

Husband of Gwen; Pfc U.S. Army; Korean War; Military marker on back of gravestone; Parents of Christina, Linda & Steve

LUPPES, Joanne E.

Apr 5, 1933

Oct 25, 2008

 

Wife of Raymond; Parents of Lila, Carla & Lyle

MUXFELDT, Harvey C.

June 16, 1929

May 3, 2001

 

Husband of Aretta A (Luppes); Parents of Kathy & Kevin

NIBE, Helmer John “Bud”

Feb 24, 1924

May 12, 1997

X

Husband of F. Nayda; Parents of Donovan, Candance & Dallas

NIEMAN, Elmer John

July 5, 1935

June 21, 2008

X

A2C U. S. Air Force – Korea; “My Husband My Friend”

ROE, Raymond G.

Dec 26, 1926

July 10, 1999

X

Husband of June D.; WWII veteran; married July 3, 1947; on back of headstone-Our Children: Richard, David, Ramona, Donald & Luann

SCHNELL, Fred

1821

1899

 

Husband of Sophia

SCHNELL, Sophia

1824

1903

 

Wife of Fred

SCHWEPPE, Melford Walter

Dec 15, 1910

July 13, 2007

 

Husband of Geneve P

SCHWEPPE, Geneve Pollock

Feb 14, 1915

Nov 1, 2000

 

Wife of Melford; Parents of Ronald & Coleen

SMITH, Charles D.

1824

1899

 

 

SMITH Clara N.

1868

1909

 

 

TAPPER, Sandra K.

May 17, 1953

Oct 9, 2008

 

Wife of Wayne A.; Parents of Brandon, Megan, Derek & Andrew

TAPPER, Derek Gene

Nov 9, 1980

June 19, 1985

 

“Son of Wayne and Sandra”; on back of headstone – “Boss”

TELKAMP, Jacob

Nov 4, 1896

Dec 9, 1966

X

“Son”; American Legion marker

TELKAMP, Peter

Aug 3, 1901

June 1, 1956

 

“Son”

TELKAMP family gravestone

 

 

 

 

TELKAMP, Kuno

Feb 11, 1899

Mar 21, 1942

 

“Son”

TELKAMP, Hiram S.

May 12, 1867

Jan 30, 1937

 

‘Father’

TELKAMP, Grace

Dec 30, 1867

Sept 28, 1928

 

“Mother”

TELKAMP, Kuno

Jan 14, 1880

Apr 16, 1897

 

Son of E & Aletta Telkamp

TELKAMP, E.

1833

1928

 

“Father”; Husband of Aletta

TELKAMP, Aletta

1840

1910

 

“Mother”; Wife of E. Telkamp

UBBEN, Walter

1905

1983

 

Husband of Gladys

UBBEN, Gladys M.

1907

1989

 

Wife of Walter

WAGNER, Johnie D.

1892

1908

 

Son of S.D. & M.W. Wagner

WAGNER, Horace J.

Nov 17, 1889

Jan 28, 1890

 

“Little”; Son of S.D. & M.W. Wagner

WATKINS, Linda Ann

1959

1986

 

“Daughter of Orvil & Gwen Luppes

WILKIE, Margaret M.

1904

2000

 

“Sister”

WILKIE, Chas. F.

1865

1926

 

“Father”

WILKIE, Florence E.

1892

1928

 

“Sister”

WILKIE, Minnie A.

1875

1945

 

“Mother”

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                  

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