Walliker Family Cemetery
Princeville, Princeville Twp., Peoria County, IL
LOCATION: 5 miles west of Princeville
Princeville Township, S.W. Quarter of Section 8.
This cemetery is despoiled beyond repair and lay on private land of Mrs. Cathrine Eilers.
This cemetery is off-limits to all visitors. Only two stones remain.
Pictures submitted by: Jane Kipp, 2001
From Steve Slaughter: Investigated this cemetery on Saturday, October 9, 2004.
Sadly, this remote private cemetery is on private land and is classed as: Despoiled beyond repair. I spoke
with the land owner, a Mr. Eilers, for a little over an hour. This was originally a family grave grouping of JACOB
WALLIKER. Unfortunately, of the 3 graves, we found 3 bases & 2 rectangle stones. The stone of JACOB WALLIKER
was readable only because when it fell, the inscription was face down. The 2nd stone was totally unreadable - even
when a rubbing was attempted. The stones are limestone.
Here is what Steve found!
Taken from Richard Brehmer transcription done June 4, 1972:
S.8 Princeville Twp
In Mrs. Moffett's farm, behind house about 1000 feet.
Walliker, Jacob, Sept. 8, 1789- May 11, 1870, age 71y 8ms 3days
Frederick, s/Jacob & Anna, April 21, 1837- Sept. 1, 1862 age 25y 4m 10days
This all on one stone- no other stones could be located
From Jane A. Kipp's family file, April 2001:
My father is buried on the Princeville family farm. My brother, Frederick, asked to be buried on the farm and
my father wanted to buried beside him. Louisa Armstrong's little girl named Anna May (6/2/1866-5/16/1868) is buried
there too. William and Charles with Williams's sons, Fred and Charles and a neighbor or two, attempted to take
these bodies up and move them to the Princeville cemetery in about 1912. They found the caskets completely rotted
away and decided to let them rest, knowing that all there was of them would be in that one spot.
The Walliker Family submitted by Jo Chance
Peoria County, IL Genealogy Trails
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