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CHAMBERS/FRANK CEMETERY

Lima Township

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A pathetic incident located this cemetery. One day among the passengers which the stage brought was a young lady. When the stage left she remained in the Chambers Home. She was found one day weeping bitterly and when urged to tell her trouble she gave this touching answer, "No, no, I am nameless, homeless and friendless. Let my trouble and my secret be buried with me." And thus hers was the first grave and it was made near the place to which she often went to give vent to her grief. She died in 1839 in the Chambers Home. In 1844 Charles Franks bought the Chambers claim and later he deeded this acre for burial purposes leaving a roadway twenty feet wide from the cemetery to the Old Galena road some thirty rods west.

Located off of Route 52 & 64 in Lima Township Section 21 (Difficult to get to these days)
Source: The Goodly Heritage, Carroll County IL and contributed information
Photos from Alice Horner taken August 2004

Some time back information came to my attention that George & Margaret Bingaman were actually buried at Fairmont Cemetery in Ogle County and they are also suppose to have been bured at the Carroll County Champers Grove Cemetery. This can't be proven or disproved as the names are listed in both cemeteries.

In October 2006 Kris Gilbert walked and transcribed the Chambers Grove Cemetery in Ogle County IL. There are two Chambers Grove Cemeteries, this one in Ogle County and the one here in Carroll County. The Ogle County cemetery is within 1/4 mile of the Carroll County line. It is located on Chambers Grove Road just north of the Brookville Lutheran Cemetery.

 

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

SPOUSE

PARENTS

BINGAMAN, George 13 Nov 1803 19 Oct 1847 Margaret Sarber John & Anna (Reed) Bingaman
BINGAMAN, Margaret (Sarber) 29 Jan 1803 11 Jul 1894 George Bingaman .
CHAMBERS, Ann (Lee)
1780 20 Jan 1847 Isaac Chambers .
CHAMBERS, Isaac
27 Dec 1783 23 Dec 1845 Ann Lee .
FRANKS, Charles 01 Oct 1793 07 May 1882 Young/Hart .
FRANKS, Clara F. (McCullough) 26 Oct 1850 12 Oct 1883 George W. Franks .
FRANKS, Mary (Hart) 12 Jun 1807 16 Apr 1859 Charles Franks .
FRANKS, Sammy Infant . . Charles & Mary (Hart) Franks
HOFFHINE, David 20 Jul 1809 05 Dec 1884 Ayers/Ayers/Franks .
HOFFHINE, Julia (Ayers) 11 Oct 1821 23 Nov 1844 David Hoffhine .
HOFFHINE, Mary 26 Sep 1836 19 Jul 1882 . David & Millicent Hoffhine
HOFFHINE, Millicent (Franks) 01 Nov 1790 12 Apr 1860 David Hoffhine .
HOFFHINE, Nancy (Ayers) 12 Aug 1813 22 Feb 1842 David Hoffhine .
LONG, Alline 08 Mar 1873 05 Aug 1873 . John Adam & Ellen Jane (Hoffhine) Long
KOEP, Fannie M. . . 12y 4m 21d A.A. & M. Koep
LONG, Guy 11 Jun 1879 10 Oct 1883 . John Adam & Ellen Jane (Hoffhine) Long
LONG, Lloyd 01 Jun 1874 29 Dec 1875 . John Adam & Ellen Jane (Hoffhine) Long
MESSNER, Mary (Bonniwitz) . 22 Feb 1847 John Messner .
SCHREFFLER, John . 15 Jun 1848 . .
WISE, Elizabeth 28 Aug 1784 08 Aug 1848 . .

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