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 ore thee weep.