FORD COUNTY CEMETERY RECORDS
Farmersville Cemetery
Patton Township
(burials prior to 1964)


This was a hand-typed, hand-bound book which did not bear a copyright date, but was probably compiled by the Governor Thomas E. Ford Chapter of the DAR c. 1963. Many thanks to Gail Hahn Hutchcraft [ladybug@arends-sons.com] for finding and transcribing this document for the benefit and free use of all Ford County, Illinois researchers.

The names in the book were presented in "close-to" alphabetical order, meaning they were placed within the proper letter group. I've gone a step further and alphabetized the whole list. There are 55 burials listed here.


FARMERSVILLE CEMETERY FORD COUNTY, IL

In 1863, the directors of the Augustana College and Theological Seminary decided to move the institution from Chicago to Paxton, and with that move Swedith people moved to this area.
Some who were farmers settled in the southwestern part of Patton Twp, and alsmost immediately erected a church and school house. Those buildings were located on the east side of Section 30. A cemetery was established about one half mile west. This settlement was called Farmersville. A three acre tract of land was purchased for the cemetery. Part of this is planted in crops; the proceeds from the sale of these is used in the care of the cemetery.
The first burial was that of a child, Nels A., son of P. & C.H. Nelson, January 12, 1862.


Unless otherwise noted, information came from the DAR book mentioned in the opening paragraph above. Information in blue was contributed by Rosemary Kurtz, member of the Ford County Historical Society and NSDAR.

Anderson, Sister    
Anderson, Mother    
Anderson, Grandfather    
Anderson, Mother    
Anderson, Father    
Anderson, Anna B. w/o Jno. 1-8-1881 - 69 yr 27 da  
Anderson, Emma M.   1864 - 1959  
Anderson, J.A.      
Anderson, John   d. 10 Feb 1898 aged 81 yrs 3 mos 26 dys  
Anderson, John B.   1849 - 1944  
ANDERSON, PETER A.   d. 19 Dec 1903 Ford County Death Record Book 2, Page 94, #279
Bartelson, Bartel Olson   2-1806 - 10-6-1894  
Bartelson, Caroline Kristina1   b. 5-20-1843; d. 1-29-1897 Paxton Record newspaper was source for corrections
Bartelson, Ernest Arthur   2-25-1885 - 4-26-1906  
Bartelson, Olaf Peter   6-17-1838 - 11-22-1928  
CARLSON, ALBERT [Child of Carl and Louisa Carlson] d. 30 March 1873
aged 21 yrs 10 mos 18 dys
headstone read by R. Kurtz
CARLSON, EDA C. [Child of Carl and Louisa Carlson] d. 21 March 1868
aged 13 yrs 2 mos 19 dys
headstone read by R. Kurtz
CARLSON, LUDWIG   d. May 1888 Obit, Gibson Courier newspaper, June 1 & June 8, 1888
CARLSON, MARY B. [Child of Carl and Louisa Carlson] d. 23 March 1872
aged 1 yr 6 mos 27 dys
headstone read by R. Kurtz
Dahl, Anna his wife 1859 - 1918 2  
Dahl, J. Fred 3   1857 - 1941  
Danielson, Lena Stina   d. 6-22-1884 64 yr 7 mo 22 da  
FREDERICKSON, LILLIE   burial on 14 April 1892 Paxton Record, 14 Apr 1892
Godey, Anna   1844 - 1921  
Godey, George W.   1876 - 1944  
Godey, Laura French   1872 - 1918  
Godey, Minnie P.4   1880 - 1945  
Godey, Oscar age 15 mos    
HAMMERLUND, SWEN (LARSSEN)     recorded in the book "Ticket To The Best" page 58 printed by the Ford County Historical Society. Father of Clara Shoemaker, DAR member & one of the original cemetery readers for the DAR book
JACOBSON, AUGUST EDWIN son of Adolph & Anna C. d. 8 Sept 1868 aged 2 yrs 7 mos headstone read by R. Kurtz
JACOBSON, ADOLPH   d. 1 Oct 1865 aged 15 yrs headstone read by R. Kurtz
JACOBSON, HANNAH M. dau of Adolph & Anna C. d. 8 Sept 1872
aged 15 mrs 2 mos 2 dys
headstone read by R. Kurtz
JOHNSON, ANDREW   d. 31 March 1910 Ford County Death Record Book 4, Page 15, #989
Johnson, Anna Chr. Lund 5 w/o Gust b. 9-21-1831; d. 3-26-1875  
Johnson, Anna E. wife 6-21-1826 - 6-20-1910  
JOHNSON, ANNA M. DAU OF G. & A. C. born 9 Sept 1861
died 19 May 1877
headstone read by R. Kurtz
Johnson, August Edwin   9-8-1865 74 yr 7 mo  
Johnson, Peter W.   4-6-1835 - 7-1-1911  
Lewison, August 6   d. 11-20-1875, 13 yr 10 mo 20 da  
Lundberg, Alice E.   2-27-1868 - 12-7-1873  
Magnuson, Mathilda S. w/o C.J. Carlson d 1-25-1875 28 yr 11 mo 26 da  
NELSON, ANDREW OSCAR son of P. and C. M. Nelson d. 3 March 1865 headstone read by R. Kurtz
Nelson, Anna A.   10 mo 5 da  
NELSON, ANNA LOUISA   d. 25 Oct 1907 Ford County Death Record Book 3, Page 70, #689
Nelson, Johan   l mo 15 da  
NELSON, MARTIN   d. 19 August 1900 Gibson Courier Newspaper Aug 24 1900
Nelson, Nelly 7   b. 11-19-1838; d. 4-12-1896  
Nelson, Nels A. s/o ? d. ? 1862  
Nelson, Nels B. 8   b. 6 Feb 1833 - d. 20 Aug 1869  
Nelson, Nels R.   b. 7-2-1834; d. 8-12-1874  
Nelson, Olaf P. 9 s/o E.P. & C.M. d. 12 Aug 1866  
Nelson, John B. 10   b. 6-17-1841, Sweden; d. 3-1-1879  
Ostrom, Clara A. his wife 1844 - 1915  
Ostrom, Clara M.   1885 - 1886  
Ostrom, Claus A.   1823 - 1909  
Ostrom, Mary H.   1867 - 1867  
PEARSON, A. P.   d. 8 Dec 1878, aged 88 years headstone read by R. Kurtz
Pearson, Gustaf 11   1840 - 1928 Paxton Record newspaper
Person, Johan   1837 - 1871  
PETERSON, PETER   d. Nov 1885 Paxton Record, 3 Dec 1885
PETERSON, PETER   d. March 1890 Paxton Record, 14 Mar 1890
Randau, ELNA   b. 7-27-1807; d. 11-6-1877  
Randau, Swan GAR 4-14-1800 - 9-1-1865  
SAMELSON, August 12   1839 - 1924  
SAMELSON, Johanna 12   1841 - 1898 Paxton Record newspaper
SKOG, ALEXANDER   1884 - 1884 headstone read by R. Kurtz
SKOG, ALFRED   1880 - 1880 headstone read by R. Kurtz
Skog, Anna   1873 - 1873  
Skog, Clara his wife 1844 - 1932  
Skog, John   1832 - 1911  
Skog, Jonas   1827 - 1915  
SWANSON, ELLEN dau of John W. & Hannah S. Swanson d. 3 Aug 1882 headstone read by R. Kurtz
SWANSON, HENRY   d. 30 Jan 1891 aged 7 yrs 5 mos 9 dys headstone read by R. Kurtz
Swanson, John W. children of Hanna & d 8-3-1882 10 da  
SWENSON, CAJSA LISA wife of C. Swenson d. 22 Feb 1872 aged 45 yrs headstone read by R. Kurtz
SWENSON, CARL J.   d. 28 Sept 1865 headstone read by R. Kurtz
SWENSON, SWEN A.   d. 9 Apr 1865 headstone read by R. Kurtz
TELANDER, Ellen 13 w/o John 1821 - 1903  
Telander, John 13   1821 - 1901  
Telander, Solomon 13   1851 - 1910  
THOMPSON, BELL   d. 15 Sept 1902 Ford County Death Record Book 2, Page 34, #101
THOMPSON, GURT O. dau of T. & J. Thompson, d. 7 Sept 1871; aged ___ yrs 10 mos 7 dys headstone read by R. Kurtz

Errata

1DAR had the name as Carolina Kristine Bartelson and the death date as d. 1-29-1937
2
DAR's dates were 1869 - 1918
3
DAR had name as "Fred J."
4
DAR had name as "Annie" P. Godey
5
DAR had death date as "8"-26-1875
6
Name corrected from Agust, DAR had age as 18 yrs old
7Date corrected from 11-19-1839
8
Dates corrected from b. 2-1835; d. 8-1869
9Dar had s/o E.P. & C.H. and death date of 9-10-1866
10death date was given as 1-1-1870, last name as Nilson
11death date was given as 1925
12DAR had name spelled "Samuelson"; death date for Johann was given as 1893
13 Names were spelled as "Talander"

Other noted information was graciously contributed by Rosemary Kurtz (rosemary@illicom.net)



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