PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY:
Silverwood's Second Addition

Land Description

On Oct. 15, 1872, there was filed in Deed Record X, pages 181, 182, of the County Records a plat of “Silverwood's Addition to Silverwood's Addition to Pleasant Grove Burying Ground" "located on the Northeast Quarter of the Southeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 76 North, Range 12 West of the 5th P.M. The Northeast corner of Block 1 is 6 feet west of the Northwest corner of Silverwood's Addition to Pleasant Grove Burying Ground. There are five blocks and eight lots in a block. The size of the lots are 12 ft. by 24 ft. The alleys are 6 ft. in width. There is one street 20 feet in width on south side of Block 2." This plot was surveyed by George W. Halferty, County Surveyor of Keokuk County.

On Oct. 3, 1872, Ellen W. Silverwood in her own right; Ellen W. Silverwood as guardian for Charles Silverwood, Oscar Silverwood, and Lillie Silverwood; Fannie McClain; and C. S. McClain acknowledged that of their own free will and with their consent have caused a survey to be made of the tract and plot of ground to be known as Silverwood's Addition to Silverwood's Addition to Pleasant Grove Burying Ground to be used for burial purposes only and to be sold in lots as designated on the plat. Notarized before and by E. W. McJunkin, Notary Public in and for Keokuk County on Oct. 3, 1872

Note: On the plat used currently by the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Association, the blocks have a different numbering sequence to fit the sequence of Block numbers of the first and third additions by Silverwood. Thus, Block 1 becomes Block 25; Block 2, 24; Block 3, 23; Block 4, 22; and Block 5, 21.

Headstones

Note: V in the margin before a name designates a veteran. M in the margin before a name designates that there is no stone at the grave, but a funeral home metal marker marks the grave site. No attempt was made to estimate the number of vacant spaces in the rows between the headstones read. Those spaces may represent unused burial plots or burials without headstones.

Block 21
          Lydia M., wife of Hilon Mead, d. Mar. 25, 1888; age 84 yrs. 9 mos. 11 das.
          Hilon Mead, d. Sept. 25, 1876; age 75 yrs. 5 mos. 22 das.
          Leonora Mead, d. Nov. 27, 1892; aye 67 yrs. 3 mos. 18 das.
          Roy A. Mead, b. Apr. 28, 1870; age 20 yrs. 7 mos. 17 das. (no death date) (other side of stone has unreadable                   inscription)
          Clarence A., son of Joseph and Lida Paxton, b. Nov. 7, 1892; d. Oct. 1, 1894
          Infant son of S. and Lena Bell, d. Feb. 27, 1897
          Abraham Bell, b. Mar. 21, 1869; d. Jan. 13, 1878
          Mary Bell, b. Mar. 5, 1871; d. Jan. 14, 1879 (Abraham and Mary Bell are children of Robt. and A. Bell)
V       Robert Bell, b. May 4, 1829; d. July 10, 1901
          Artha Linda, wife of Robert Bell, b. Feb. 23, 1830; d. May 5, 1899
          Oscar Mead, 1830-1912
          Catharine, his wife, 1832-1886
          Clemmie L. Mead, d. Oct. 11, 1875; age 2 yrs. 15 das.
          Mary M. Mead, d. Oct. 9, 1875; age 8 yrs. 9 mos. 1 da.
          Harry Mead, son of W. H. and S. M. Mead, d. Sept. 17, 1877; age 2 yrs. 8 mos. 12 das.
          (Stone not readable)
          Raymond, son of G. W. and N. M. Bunnelle, 1892-1894
          John H. Turner, b. July 31, 1854; d. Sept. 5, 1934
          Carrie A. Mead, b. Jan. 9, 1859; d. Apr. 17, 1937
          T. A. Mead, b. June 24, 1855; d. Apr. 24, 1918
          Ephraim Ellis, d. May 9, 1887; age 70 yrs. 9 mos. 22 das.
          Jennie Ellis, dau. of E. and M. Ellis, d. Mar. 30, 1875; age 18 yrs. 4 mos. 28 das.

Block 22
V       Sanford W. Huff, M. D., d. Nov. 7, 1879; age 52 yrs. 11 mos. First Surgeon 12th Regt. I VI
          Wirt S. Huff, d. July 26, 1873, age 1 yr. 10 mos.
          Frances Huff, d. Feb. 19, 1878: age 10 mos.
          (Wirt and Frances are children of Dr. S. W. and Laura Huff)
          Freddie S., son of C. W. and M. A. Bishop, d. Mar 17, 1874; age 8 mos. 27 das.
          Gertie J. Brown, dau., of J. C. and S. M. Brown, d. Oct. 23, 1886; age 8 yrs. 8 das.
          Sarah Pitts, b. Sept. 19, 1808; d. Apr. 16, 1874
          Mary Adell Churchill, 1846-1926
          Charles P. Churchill, d. Aug. 16, 1874; age 30 yrs. 7 mos. 8 das.
          Norman W. Churchill, d. Feb. 26, 1904; age 67 yrs. 13 das.
          Nancy M. Churchill, d. Mar. 3, 1895; age 77 yrs. 1 mo. 14 das.
          Dulania F. Churchill, d. Nov. 25, 1912; age 68 yrs. 3 mos. 11 das.
          Lucy May, dau. of Dr. J. and M. Becker, d. Apr. 11, 1871; age 1 yr. 1 mo. 22 das. (stone lying down)
          Margaret M. Robinson, b. Nov. 23, 1904; d. Sept. 28, 1971
          Robert A. Robinson, b. June 28, 1899; d. Sept. 28, 1968
          Emma C. Horras, b. Sept. 19, 1874; d. May 28, 1944
          William Horras, b. Oct. 21, 1872; d. Sept. 11, 1942

Block 23
          Belle E. Jackson, b. Feb. 23, 1850; d. Dec. 14, 1922
          Richard B. Jackson, b. Mar. 31, 1838; d. Oct. 18, 1921
          Mary Eveline, wife of R. B. Jackson, d. Jan. 22, 1875; age 32 yrs. 11 mos.
          "Grandma" (no other identification or dates)
          I. D. McLean, d. Nov. 9, 1893; age 89 yrs. 1 mo. 5 das.
          Mamcey J. Petty, d. June 27, 1892; age 47 yrs. 5 mos. 22 das.
          M. H. McLean, d. Dec. 26, 1880; age 37 yrs. 8 mos. 2 das.
          E. Belle Stirlen, b. Mar. 25, 1868; d. Oct. 1, 1953
          James A. Stirlen, b. Sept. 28, 1864; d. Apr. 13, 1922
          Joie R., son of J. H. and M. A. Shawhan, d. July 25, 1872; age 4 yrs. 4 das.
          (Large old monument with "Our Father" on top portion, but writing on other portion of stone is weathered                   and not readable)
V       William Irvin McLean, 1834-1908
          Tenia C. McLean, 1842-1908
          Kathariena B. Bertsch, born in Germany, Jan. 14, 1836; d. Feb. 1, 1922
          Jacob Bertsch, born in Germany, April 18, 1833; d. Sept. 1, 1923
          Georgie, son of J. and C. B. Bertsch, d. July 26, 1872; age 4 mos. 16 das.
          Louie, son of J. and C. B. Bertsch, d. July 31, 1876; age 3 yrs. 28 das.
          Carrie J., dau. of J. and C. B. Bertsch, b. Sept. 25, 1868; d. Dec. 13, 1876; age 8 yrs. 2 mos. 18 das.
          Mary E. Covey, dau. of J. and K. B. Bertsch, b. Sept. 28, 1860; d. Dec. 17, 1889
          Cora L. Merriam, dau. of W. B. and S. A. Merriam, d. Sept. 4, 1862; age 8 mos. 23 das.
          Infant son of W. B. and S. A. Merriam, d. Feb. 11, 1863
          Waldo B. Merriam, d. Sept. 25, 1873; age 39 yrs. 4 mos. 16 das.
          Sarah A. Merriam, b. Mar. 14. 1839; d. Apr. 4, 1904
          B. Read, son of W. B. Merriam and S. A. Merriam, b. Apr. 27, 1864; d. Oct. 27, 1888
          Catharine Runyan, b. Sept. 10, 1818; d. Sept. 16, 1894
          Kate M. Quinn, 1859-1908
          Frankey L., son of M. and A. Warrington, d. Mar. 28, 1874; age 1 yr. 7 mos. 18 das.
          Wesley Dern, b. June 11, 1845; d. Mar. 30, 1918; 186 Ohio Inf.
          Emily Dern, b. Feb. 25, 1845; d. Jan. 15, 1933
          Getty Dern, b. Jan. 2, 1867; d. Sept. 3, 1936
          F. D. Snakenberg, 1877-1925
          Gertrude Snakenberg, 1887-1966

Block 24
          Olive May McClenahan, b. Sept. 14, 1881; d. Sept. 20, 1965
          Fred McClenahan, b. Nov. 21, 1871; d. Nov. 12, 1961
          Matilda McClenahan (Mother), 1840-1910
          Robert McClenahan (Father), 1840-1883
V       John L. (not readable) Robt. MClenahan, Co. F 5th Iowa Inf. (no dates)
          (This stone was in the walk way to the east of the Block)
          Benjamin D. Havens, b. Dec. 24, 1802; d. Aug. 4, 1877
          Emma B., wife of B. D. Havens, b. Oct. 25, 1812; d. Dec. 3, 1889
          F. Helen, dau. of B. D. and E. B. Havens, b. Sept. 21, 1859; d. Jan. 18, 1883
          Drill, dau, of R. and M. D. Adams, d. Dec. 9, 1878; age 1 yr. 8 mos. 2 das.
          Robert Adams, b. Oct. 26, 1842; d. Nov. 1, 1908
          Mary Olive Adams, wife of Robert Adams, b. June 7, 1850; d. Feb. 18, 1886
          Mary Ellen Adams, b. Jan. 8, 1857; d. May 26, 1899
          William Deut, 1878-1929
          John Perry Talley, 1855-1947
          Katherine Talley, 1870-1949
          Mary Shawhan Goldthwait 1842-1926
V       Chas. J. Goldthwait 1833-1915
          Little Kate, dau. of W. C. and Mary G. McWilliams, 1882-1885
          Fidelia E. Goldthwait, 1837-1875
          George Daut, b. Oct. 9, 1872; d. Apr. 14, 1873
          Mary Theressia Daut, b. May 17, 1881; d. Jan. 9, 1883
          George Daut, b. Apr. 16, 1827; d. May 29, 1908
          Mary Theressia b. May 20, 1844; d. Mar. 7, 1937

Block 25
          Joe Kleinschmidt, b. Oct. 22, 1888; d. Dec, 1, 1951
          Nellie F. Kleinschmidt, June 12, 1888; d. Apr. 16, 1954
          Frank Kleinschmidt, b. Jan. 13, 1889; d. Oct. 22, 1918
V       Joseph E. Cox, b. Mar. 17, 1804; d. Jan. 14, 1963; Iowa WACR BTRY B 13 Field Artillery, World War I
          Goldie H. Kleinschmidt, b. Dec. 23. 1895 (no death date)
          Dick Kleinschmidt, b. Feb. 17, 1887; d. May 19, 1950
          Aileene Kleinschmidt, b. Oct. 23, 1914; d. Apr. 28, 1921
          Lillie Swearingen, b. Sept. 2. 1849; d. June 30, 1934
          James M. Swearingen, b. Feb. 10, 1842; d. Aug. 18, 1924
          Ira B. White, 1867-1938
          Lydia A. White, 1839-1919
V       Fred E. White, 1844-1920
          Mildred Anna Hutton, b. Mar. 8, 1876; d. June 3, 1927
          Hugh W. Reinier, b. Mar. 15, 1850; d. Jan. 20, 1934
          M. Frances Rainier, b. Mar. 13, 1854; d. Oct. 8, 1919

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Transcribed by Ralph Leonard

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