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Transcribed by: Candi Horton 2008
Plat Map submitted by Candi H. 2009

Masonic Cemetery - 1844

The Masonic Cemetery was located between Jackson and Bryan; Perry and Glendale (fist named Hale) and was laid out by Simon DeWitt Drown, Oct. 25, 1844. He was acting for the Peoria Masonic Lodge No. 15. It was platted March 25, 1848. The lots on Perry street were 31 by 43 feet, Jackson street 43 1/3 by 43 1/3; Hale street 12 1/2 by 26; and on Bryan street 12 by 26 feet.

 

Plat of Masonic Cemetery
On the W. 1/2 of the S.E. 1/4 Section 4 t8N R8E

On the bottom of the plat map it had this:
The lots in ABC & D are 12 1/2ft. X 26 1/2ft.
Lots on Perry St. are 31ft X 43 1/2ft.
Lots on Jackson St. are 43 1/3ft. X 43 1/3ft.
Lots on North side 16ft X 26ft.
Lots belonging to Br. Hale are 14ft. wide
are numbered from 1 to 20
Dated Mar. 25th, 1848

 

The cemetery proved to be too small and the bodies were removed, this removal process was from 1874 to 1884.
Some bodies where moved to Springdale Cemetery.

Some of the removals were: GREENWOOD, CRAIG, GRAHAM, MORSE, CAMPBELL, DURST, SNOW, RODECKER, JEWELL, CANNON, DENNIS, GILBERT, WILIKISON, McFADDEN, HAMLIN, HULSE, NOTTS, FRASER; BROWN, PATTON, BRANCH, HAYNE, ELDER, BAILEY, HERMON, HOUGH, MUELLER, RITCHER, SCHLEIGH, BOYD, LISTON, LEAR, BAILEY, WHITE, MICHAELES, BABLY, MERRILL, RUYHLY, HENDRIN, MEE.

After the removals of the remains, the property was sold to Wm. E. Dodds and Aaron S. Oakford, who converted the land into residential homes.

Removals to Springdale Cemetery

BABLY, Thomas F. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
BAILEY, Aurbella removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
BAILY, Frank removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
BOYD, Alice removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
BRANCH, Charles removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
BROWN, John W. H. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
CAMPBELL, John S. Removed Aug. 26, 1866
CANNON S. E. Nov. 24, 1873 removed to Jewell's Lot
CRAIG, Mary Ann  
DENNIS, Joseph P. Nov. 20, 1873 buried together in one grave
DENNIS, Lucy T.
ELDER, Ivy removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
FILDAY, Joseph removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
FRASER, Bridget J. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
GILBERT, Henry removed Nov. 27, 1873
GRAHAM, Infant Removed Dec. 1, 1865 - reburied all in one grave
GRAHAM, Mary E.
GREENWOOD, Removed June 28, 1863- reburied all in one grave
GREENWOOD, John
GREENWOOD, Sophia
HAHAN, Phillip removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HAMLIN, Ralph removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HAYNE, Bernard removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HENDRIN, John W. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HERMON, C. L. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HEWITT, Minnie C. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HOUGH, Henry J. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
HULSE, Mary removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
JEWELL, S. E. Connelly Nov. 20, 1873 (relative of J. Jewell, Sculptor
LEAR, Theodore removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
LISTON, Ebinizer removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
LISTON, Edwin removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
McFADDEN, two bodies removed Dec. 5, 1873 - both in one grave
MEE, John S. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
MERRILL, Thos. M. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
MICHAELES, A. J. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
MORSE, Van Hollis Removed Aug. 26, 1866
MUELLER, Nelson removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
NOOTS, John W. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
PATTON, Hamm W. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
QOUCH, Ella L. Removed Nov. 28, 1873
REDECKER, Samuel removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
RITCHER, William removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
RODECKER, Nov. 20, 1867 - reburied in one grave
RODECKER, David
RODECKER, Mrs.
RUYHLY, James F. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
SCHLEIGH, Charity removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
SNOW, Thomas Removed Nov. 9, 1866
WHITE, Benjamin F. removed sometime between March 1874 to Aug. 1884
WILKISON, Mahlon removed Dec. 5, 1873

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