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Evergreen Memorial Cemetery
AKA Bloomington Cemetery
302 East Miller Street, Bloomington
McLean County, Illinois

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery was originally two separate cemeteries - the Bloomington Cemetery, founded in 1850 by the Bloomington Cemetery Association, and Evergreen Cemetery, founded in 1860. Although the cemeteries were adjacent, they were funded through separate means and were united only thirty years ago. (Source: findagrave.com)
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Source & Photo Key:

  1. Surveyed, Transcribed, Researched and/or Photographed by Teri Moncelle Colglazier
  2. "Honor Roll", 1956, pub. by Illinois Veterans' Commission and transcribed for Genealogy Trails by K. Torp
  3. Genealogical Records, Illinois 1938-1939 (by: Mary S Wales, Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution)
  4. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index (1763-1900)
  5. Illinois Statewide Death Index (before 1916 and 1916-1950)
  6. McLean County Genealogical Records Presented by Illinois State Conference of the Daughters of the American Revolution Compiled by Mrs. Gertrude S. Wheeler 1943-1945;
  7. "Some Old Gravestone Inscriptions in Bloomington and Randolph Townships McLean County, Illinois"; 1911 by Milo Custer (with notes by the author)

Please note that the transcription of this cemetery may be incomplete

Surveyed, Transcribed, Researched and/or Photographed by Teri Moncelle Colglazier
unless otherwise noted

Last

First Maiden

Birth

Death

Srce

Notes

Anderson Dr. John   27 Feb 1842 7 41 Y
Bay David   4 Jun 1843 7 31 Y 8 M 8 D
Bay Sarah   17 Mar 1844 7 Wife of J S Bay
Beatty Joanna   18 Sep 1852 7 57 Y 7 M 13 D; Wife of John Beatty
Bishop Mary A   26 Apr 1856 7 34 Y 11 M 11 D; Wife of Harvey Bishop
Blendingen (?) John 22 Mar 1824 28 Nov 1874 7 Geboren den 22 Marz 1824 Gestorben den 28 Nov (?) 1874
Boyd Flora   4 Jun 1836 7 70 Y 11 M 20 D; Wife of John Boyd
Brightman Sarah   19 Mar 1851 7 58 Y; Wife of John Brightman
Brooks Margaret Ann   16 Mar 1846 7 26 Y 9 M 18 D; Wife of Harrison Brooks
Brown Mary   1 Aug 1855 7 36 Y 11 M 4 D; Wife of J H Brown
Campbell Oscar J   25 Feb 1855 7 30 Y 3 M 2 D
Campbell Elizabeth J   7 Mar 1855 7 36 Y 9 M 13 D
Canaday Sophia   19 Sep 1852 7 40 Y 9 M 8 D; Wife of John J Canaday
Case Rachael   25 July 1852 7 37 Y 11 M 8 D; Wife of Thaddeus Case
Caster Dr. L A   11 Aug 1855 7 30 Y
Coffey Mary B   19 Apr 1853 7 70 Y 5 M 3 D
Coffey Nancy   28 Feb 1850 7 36 Y 10 M 12 D; Wife of Baily H Coffey
Crawford Sarah   12 Jun 1855 7 27 Y 27 D; Wife of Daniel Crawford
Cool Peter 12 Mar 1785 25 Mar 1858 7 "Sacred to the Memory of Peter Cool, Born in Alligany Co. Pa... "
Cool Sohpia   13 Nov 1854 7 65 Y 5 M 16 D; Wife of Peter Cool
Corr Mary T   26 Apr 1850 7 23 Y 2 M 8 D; Wife of T J Corr
Cox Benjamin   1 Jun 1848 7 30 Y 18 D
Curtis Mary   21 Mar 1849 7 45 Y 1 M 21 D; Wife of Eber Curtis
Davis David 9 Mar 1815 26 Jun 1886   United States Supreme Court Associate Justice
Depew Benjamin   1 Aug 1846 7 47 Y; Husband of Margaret Depew
Depew Margaret   16 Dec 1863 7 64 Y; Wife of Benjamin Depew
Depew Elizabeth   21 Jan 1845 7 47 Y (?); Wife of E D Depew
Depew Mary Ann   25 Nov 1852 7 27 Y 3 M 14 D; Wife of H Depew
Depew Judith B 1 Dec 1812 30 Apr 1846 7 33 Y 4 M 20 D; Wife of James Depew
Dick George Frederick 22 Feb 1829 12 Nov 1914   MAJ, Co D 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; COL, Commander of 86th Indiana Volunteer Infantry; Brevetted Brigadier General on 13 Mar 1865 for "meritorious services during the war"
Doty Elizabeth   5 Aug 1855 7 55 Y; Wife of Henry A Doty
Doubleday Ulysses Freeman 15 Dec 1792 10 Mar 1866   US Congressman, New York's 24th District
Durley William   29 Aug 1835 7 83 Y; "In Memory..."
Evans William   7 Nov 1868 7 93 Y 2 M 6 D; William Evans (Sr.) was a native of Cumberland County, Pa. (see Duis "Good Old Times in McLean County" page 180)
Evans Effy Winebriner   13 Feb 1839 7 55 Y; Wife of William Evans
Fell Jesse Weldon 10 Nov 1808 25 Feb 1887   Founder of Illinois State University
Fitzhenry Louis 06/13/1870 18 Nov 1935   Bloomington City Attorney; US Congressman; US District Judge & US Circuit Court of Appeals Judge
Fling Richard   23 Sep 1855 7 71 Y
Fordice Elizabeth   31 Mar 1852 7 40 Y 7 M 21 D; Wife of Daniel Fordice
Foster John G   (?) 31 Mar 1835 5 7 60 Y; "In the 60th year of his age"
Foster Martha L   20 Jul 1855 7 19 Y 8 M 21 D; Wife of Joseph G Foster
Funk Benjamin Franklin 10/17/1838 14 Feb 1909   68th Illinois Volunteer Infantry; Mayor of Bloomington; US Congressman
Gage Dorothy Louise 11 JUn 1898 11 Nov 1898   Niece of L Frank & Maude Gage Baum; [Frank Baum used her name in his Oz stories and books]
Gates Timothy M   20 Apr 1844 7 66 Y 8 M 19 D; Husband of Margaret Gates
Gates Margaret   30 Nov 1838 7 56 Y 6 M 15 D; Wife of Timothy M Gates
Gassaway Eliza   8 Jul 1852 7 35 Y 3 M 6 D; Wife of Daniel Gassaway
Gess Capt. William   21 Jan 1865 7 65 Y 8 M 9 D
Gerritts Henry   19 May 1857 7 38 Y 11 M 30 D; "Gestorben den 19 May 1857 lebte 38 Iahr 11 Monate 30 Tage"
Gibbs ?__?   6 Apr 1850 7 4 Y 6 M 16 D
Givens Robert A   2 Aug 1851 7 51 Y
Goodheart William   3 Apr 1842 7 61 Y (see Duis "Good Old Times in McLean County" page 182)
Gory Jael H   11 Apr 1856 7 26 Y 1 M 2 D; Wife of William Gory
Haggard Charity   3 Mar (?) 1849 7 58 Y 7 M 10 D; (see also Minter)
Hains Benjamin   28 Feb 1849 7 71 Y 6 M 16 D; Husband of Rebecca Hains
Hains Rebecca   10 Mar 1849 7 67 Y 1 M; Wife of Benjamin Hains
Harlan Joshua H   12 Mar 1860 7 47 Y 3 D; Husband of Eleanor Harlan
Harlan Eleanor   19 Nov 1857 7 39 Y 1 M 21 D; Wife of Joshua H Harlan
Hardy Luke     7 "Our Father Luke Hardy Aged ?__?"
Hardy Sophronia   26 Nov 1884 7 86 Y
Hartry Mary A   8 Jun 1851 7 Wife of Thomas B Hartry
Hayes Samuel J   18 Feb 1841 7 36 Y 4 M; Husband of Jerusha C Hayes
Hayes Jerusha C   15 Sep 1838 7 27 Y; Wife of Samuel J Hayes
Hotchkiss Laura   10 Sep 1840 7 50 Y 6 M; Wife of Thomas Hotchkiss
Ingersoll Angeline   18 Feb 1852 7 24 Y; Wife of J W Ingersoll
Jackson Sallie   28 May 1854 7 62 Y
King Henry B   6 Oct 1865 7 75 Y 11 M 24 D
King Susannah   13 Jan 1877 7 87 Y 8 M 19 D
Laughlin Rankin G 02/27/1827 8 Dec 1878   LT COL, Commander of 94th Illinois Volunteer Infantry; Acting Assistant Inspector General on staff of Major General Gordon Granger; Brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on 13 Mary 1865 for "gallant and meritorious conduct at Mobile, Alabama; Husband of Mary T Laughlin; Father of J Dickson Laughlin
Lawton Giles   31 Jan 1854 7 47 Y 6 M 12 D; Husband of Mariette Lawton
Lawton Mariette 05/03/1814 21 Jun 1892 7 Wife of Giles Lawton
Litta Marie 1 Jun 1856 7 Jul 1883   Opera Singer
Livingston Sarah   26 Dec 1848 7 23 Y 1 M 7 D; Wife of D J Livingston
Lucas Richmond   7 Oct 1860 7 45 Y 7 M 2 D; Husband of Mary A Lucas
Lucas Mary A   23 May 1850 7 41 Y 5 M; Wife of Richmond Lucas
Lucas William   16 Dec 1839 7 52 Y 8 M 1 D; Husband of Gooden Lucas
Lucas Gooden   26 Mar 1840 7 46 Y 2 M; Wife of William Lucas
Mackinley Mary   23 May 1850 7 51 Y 5 M; Wife of John Mackinley
Mammon H A 10 Dec 1833 2 Sep 1877 7 "Born in Ostfriesland, Hanover"
Mason Rev. H D   31 Jan 1854 7 48 Years; "In Memory"
Mason Simon P   18 Nov 185__ 7 Aged ?__?
Marquardt Johanna D 2 Jan 1826 23 Dec 1872 7 Wife of Johan G Marquardt
"Johanna D Frau Von Johan G Marquardt Gebr. den...Gest den..."
Maurer Fred C 9 Feb 1817 9 Jul 1863 7 "Born in Germany"
McConnell Andrew   28 May 1854 7 62 Y
McNulta John 9 Nov 1837 22 Feb 1900   COL, Commander of the 94th Illinois Infantry; Brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers; Bloomington Lawyer; State Senator
Merz Carl Wilhelm 10 Mar(?) 1856(?) 15 Oct 1872 7 "Geboren den...Gestorben den..."
Merz Wilhelmine Auguste 06/10/1823 23 Feb 1873 7 "Geboren den...Gestorben den..."
Merz Frederich 08/06/1830 17 Aug 1877 7 Husband of Christena Merz; "Geboren den...Gestorben den..."
Merz Christena 05/14/1831 20 Sep 1864 7 Wife of Friederich Merz; "Geboren den...Gestorben den..."
Miller Lucas L. 4 Jul 185? 14 Aug 1914 6  
Minter Nancy W   2 Jan 1854 7 32 Y 19 D; Daughter of G & N Minter; Wife of D D Haggard
Minter Gabriel   22 Feb 1849 7 71 Y 3 M 15 D
Moore Penina   21 Aug 1856 7 29 Y 2 M 9 D; Wife of W J Moore
Morgan Sarah   31 Dec (?) 1853 7 78 Y
Murray Jonathan   4 Jun 1853 7 62 Y
Nelson Marcus A 9 Oct 1800 23 Jun 1878 7 "Born in Orange Co. N. Y."; Husband of Eliza Jane Nelson
Nelson Eliza Jane   21 Sep 1849 7 40 Y 9 M 9 D; Wife of Marcus A Nelson
Nichols Elizabeth J   3 Aug 1850 7 23 Y 4 M 11 D; Wife of Nehemiah Nichols
Nicholson Aby C   13 May 1856 7 52 Y 4 M 20 D; "Wife of S B Nicholson of Maysville Ky."
Orme William Ward 17 Feb 1832 13 Sep 1886   COL, 94th Illinois Infantry; Promoted Brigadier General in 1863; Union Prison Inspector in Northern States; Supervisor at Camp Douglas Prison; Supervising Special Agent of US Treasury Depart.
Packard Marion   7 May 1848 7 23 Y; Wife of M W Packard (M W Packard was a well-known attorney of Bloomington, Ill. See Trans. McLean Co. Hist. Soc. vols. I & II)
Palmer Martha Woodson   5 Jan 1850 7 20 Y; Wife of William Palmer
Pike Meshach   12 Feb 1876 7 65 Y 8 M 5 D; Husband of Ethalinda Pike
Pike Ethalinda   10 Jul 1858 7 "Abt 39 Y"; Wife of Meshach Pike
Purviance John S   9 Jun 1855 7 48 Y
Radbourne Charles 11 Dec 1854 5 Feb 1897   Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Player
Reeves Deborah   3 Oct 1853 7 24 Y 5 M 17 D; Wife of J B Reeves
Reeves Barnes C   8 Aug 1854 7 49 Y 9 M 11 D
Riebe Augusta 11 Aug 1804 12 May 1876 7 Wife of John Riebe
Ritter Elizabeth   23 Dec 1853 7 31 Y
Roach Lydia   15 Apr 1844 7 33 Y 5 M; Wife of Adam Roach
Robinson Elizabeth   9 Nov 1855 7 24 Y 4 M 28 D; Wife of H M Robinson
Scudder William H   9 Aug 1855 7 31 Y 7 M 1 D
Seibert Caroline   30 Aug 1860 7 29 Y 4 M 21 D; Wife of Henry Seibert
Shough Mary A   23 Mar 1864 7 42 Y 7 M 17 D; Wife of Joseph Shough
Shough Rebecca   9 Aug 1856 7 65 Y; Wife of John Shough
Smith Giles Alexander 29 Sep 1829 5 Nov 1876   CAPT, Morgan L Smith's Volunteer Infantry; COL, General William T Sherman's Army; BRIG GEN, Commander in 25th Corps (only all black corps in the army); Postal Official under President Grant
Steele John   3 Apr 1867 7 57 Y 11 M; Husband of Eleanor Steele
Steele Eleanor   12 May 1846 7 36 Y 9 M 14 D; Wife of John Steele
Stephenson Mary   1 Aug 1855 7 28 Y 1 M 14 D; Wife of E P Stephenson
Stevenson Adlai Ewing 23 Oct 1835 14 Jun 1914   23rd United States Vice President
Stevenson Adlai Ewing, II 02/05/1900 14 Jul 1965   Governor of Illinois; Ambassador to United Nations; Grandson of Adlai Ewing Stevenson
Strain Mary   3 Jun 1852 7 53 Y 1 M 9 D; Wife of Isaac Strain
Thrasher John   17 Jun 1856 7 77 Y 2 M 28 D; Husband of Roxaria Thrasher
Thrasher Roxaria   20 Jul 1850 7 59 Y; Wife of John Thrasher
Tipton Thomas Foster 29 Aug 1833 7 Feb 1904   McLean County Lawyer; State's Attorney; District Court Judge; US House of Representatives
Tompkins James 29 Apr 1799 24 Apr 1855 7 [husband of Mary]
Tompkins Martha     6 Inscription worn away - can not read [wife of Whitman]
Tompkins Mary   25 Mar 1868 7 68 Y 11 M 2 D [wife of James]
Tompkins Whitman     6 Inscription worn away - can not read [husband of Martha]
Veatch Ellen   21 Oct 1851 7 21 Y; Wife of William C Veatch
Vrooman Carl 25 Oct 1872 9 Apr 1966   Secretary of Agriculture for President Woodrow Wilson; Husband of Julia Scott Vrooman
Ward Frances A. 13 Aug 1852 11 June 1932   dau of J. N. & M. T Ward
Ward Jabez   19 Feb 1856 7 77 Y; Husband of Mary Ward
Ward Jay N. 21 Oct 1815 17 May 1893 6

Ward Martha A. 13 Apr 1858 2 Dec 1935 6
wife of L. L. Miller
Ward Martha P. Tompkins 26 Sep 1824 22 Feb 1907 6 wife of J. N. Ward
Ward Mary   14 Oct 1855 7 76 Y; Wife of Jabez Ward
Ward Mary T. 15 Jan 1847 6 Jul 1905 6 dau of J. N. & M. T. Ward
Watson Catharine W   5 Apr 1837 7 21 Y; Wife of Rev. G L Watson
Williams Ann   4 Dec 1836 7 26 Y 8 M; Wife of Thomas Williams
Williamson Spotswood 31 Jan 1785 23 Apr 1854 7 59 Y 2 M 22 D; "In Memory of...Born in New Kent Co. Va."
Wilson Martha E   24 Feb 1857 7 34 Y 1 M 27 D; Wife of S B Wilson
Woodson Jane   26 Oct 1856 7 Wife of S D Woodson
Woodward Jacob   13 Aug 1854 7 32 Y 9 D


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