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Photos and some data by Steve Slaughter©2006 
Honor Roll  Transcribed by Candi Horton © 2006
Photos and Data by Carole  Martin © 2009

Lancaster Cemetery
Timber Township Section 7
Peoria County, IL

It is a large, active cemetery with many very old and interesting stones. [Carole Martin]



:Driving Directions:

From the City of Peoria, drive US Route 24 thru Bartonville, Mapleton, Kingston Mines. Turn right onto Glasford Road (Peoria County Route 33). 
Drive into the town of Glasford & go to Main St.  Turn left onto Main St & drive to outside of town. 
The paved road turns to the right onto a gravel road (HINKLE CEMETERY). Go straight about 1 mile.
You will cross County Route 60 (Glasford-Canton Road). Cemetery rests about 1/2 mile ahead on the right.  
[Steve Slaughter]

The Cemetery is NW of the town of Glasford. Begin at the intersection of the Hanna City/ Glasford Blacktop and 9100S.
(9100S is also called the Glasford / Canton Rd.) Travel 1.7 miles West on the Glasford / Canton Rd. to Coats Rd.
Turn right (North) on Coats Rd. (15400W) and travel about 1/2 mile to the cemetery. [Carole Martin]



History Plaque Reads

Lancaster, founded 1836, first village in Timber Township with hotel, taverns, 17 cooper shops, brick, furniture, hat factories, brewery, opera house, school, post office and 50 homes. On busy days 100 wagons hauled supplies from river to stagecoaches shipping East and West. Home of COL. Allen Fahnstock, who recruited 100 men into Company 1, 86th Inf. Under famous old silver leaf tree known for memorable gatherings. Engaged in 16 Civil War battles.  First grave in cemetery 1839, Samuel Fahnstock, 3 1/2 brother of Col. Fahnestock.  Both buried in family plot.




Partial Headstone Transcription with Pictures



Dedicated By 
Timber Relief Corps No. 246
In Co-Operation with
The people of the Township
In Honor of all Soldiers who made 
and who served in 
The Civil War 1861-1865
Spanish- American War 1898
World War 1917-1918





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