MADISON COUNTY

WINTERMANTLE-LOTZ CEMETERY

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.

 

Wintermantle/Lotz Cemetery

The Wintermantle cemetery is located six and a half miles west of Winterset on the West Star road. It is strictly a private cemetery and the earliest graves are not marked, but the earliest stone marked is dated 1871. The cemetery is quite small in size, only about one-half and acre. This cemetery is on virgin prairie sod; in the late summer it is beautiful with native scariosa and other low, grassy flowers that are seldom seen. The nearest surviving relative is Mrs. Mary Lotz of Winterset. Coordinator's note: Mary Lotz passed away on 03 Jan 1958 and is buried in the Winterset Cemetery.

There are only five graves marked and they are as follows:
John J. Wintermantle, 1827, 1894, Caroline, his wife, 1834, 1871.
Harriet, wife of D. Barber, died October 3, 1873, aged 21 years.
Charles Smith, died February 6, 1894, aged 34 years, 6 months, 17 days.
Prudence, wife of W. A. Taylor, died August 6, 1873, aged 53 yers 9 months, 6 days. Its inscription below the dates is as follows: “Dearest mother, rest in quiet sleep, While friends in sorrow o’re thee weep.”

 

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