Some of these histories of cemeteries of Madison County were originally published in the Winterset Madisonian newspaper on August 26, 1953, July 1956 and July 18, 1958. They have been transcribed and posted with the permission of Ted Gorman, owner of the Winterset Madisonian newspaper.


Trester Cemetery

The Trester Cemetery in Section 25 of Madison township was names after James and Anna Trester who had seven children and located in that part of Madison township in the 1850’s. Two of the early burials were an infant daughter who died in 1858 and William Trester, a son of W. P. & F. A. Trester was buried there in 1855. Ruth, a daughter of Thomas Nicholson was buried there in 1869, at the age of 65 years. She was an aunt of Mrs. Ada Bunker of Winterset.

The cemetery is not used at this time, and some of the tombstone dates are difficult to read, but inscriptions that could be identified are as follows: James Trester, a great-grandfather of Mrs. Lucille Wright, died in 1867, at the age of 45 years; his wife died in 1882 at the age of 59. Nora, a two year old daughter of M. & N. Gabbert, died in 1874; Mary Gabbert died in 1884; Nancy Jane White died in 1867, and Jellie Skates died in 1890. One stone with the name George Gafner, son of J. F. and Mary Gafner, who was lost for five days, and was found dead in October 1878.


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