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.


German/Trinity Lutheran Cemetery

The Trinity Lutheran cemetery is a private burial ground which adjoins the church by this name in Jefferson township. It is located in the SE quarter of Section 9, and as of April 1, 1954, there were 121 graves there. The ground for the cemetery was given to the church by Gerhardt Storck, Mrs. Marion Brooker’s grandfather, about 1886. He donated the land for the church and parsonage. The first person buried in the plot was a child of the Rev. Mr. Gusweiler, the non-resident pastor, who traveled from Dexter to serve the church. Members of early families buried there are Storcks, Ziemanns, Kneupers, Westphals, Bernams, Buskes, Marquardts, Neindores and Wehrkamps.


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