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Legal Description- SW 1/4 of Section 27-10-8E 1 Acre
Medina Township, Peoria County-
1 Acre of Land Located 346.5 ft. (21 Rods) East of the SW Corner, SW 1/4, Section 27.
Said land located on the lane between Sections 27 & 34, 3rd Principle Meridan.
Status: DESPOILED- Ruined Beyond Repair
On March 13, 2002, Steve
Slaughter found the cemetery.
Located on top of a hill and away from public eye. The condition of the cemetery is due to neglect over a long time span.
The over-growth of scrub trees and sunken graves due to deterioration of the wooden coffins used, bears witness to that.
Along with vandalism to headstones and distinct signs of grave tampering (attempts at exhumation) has also played its part. Location and age of burials, late 1800's thru early 1900's, make Mossville Cemetery ruined beyond repair.
This inventory of headstones was done by Steve Slaughter, © March 13, 2002.
The inventory is grouped by last name.
If they have no headstone they will not be listed here!
Daughter, S. Abigail, 1857-1892
Son, Moses H., 1850-1877
Daughter, Louisa J., 1873-1924
Mother, Sarah, 1823-1899
Father, Enos T., 1822-1896
FOSTER, Gerald G. 1922 - 1922
HOLMES, George W., b. Feb. 22,1861, d. Aug. 27, 1913
Granville, b. Dec. 16,1826, d. No Dates
Margaret A., His Wife, b. Sept. 27, 1826, d. Dec. 9, 1900, At Rest
Samuel C., 1818-1911
Asenath L., His Wife, 1831-1912
Mary Jane, b. July 6, 1846, d. April 21, 1915
Jas B., Company G 154 IL Inf.
(Note: 1 base with no stone and 7 concrete headstones with hand carved initials, thought to be children's graves.
Next to Jas and Mary Rhoades graves therefore listed here)
Last one buried and can't read
Joseph V. H., b. Feb. 16, 1844, d. Sept. 6, 1910/
His wife, Georgiana CLIFTON, b. Dec. 3, 1844, d. No dates
William Ranklin, b. Aug. 31, 1867, d. April 19, 1904 (Grave next to William Rankilin just a base)
Catherine, b. Nov. 28, 1810, d. March 18, 1850
William, b. May 27, 1805, d. April 14, 1887
Maude, daug. of M.N. & E.J. Robinson, d. March 10, 1877, Age: 4y 5m 12d
STOCKERT, John b. Sept. 16, 1823 d. March 27, 1894
Base intact- headstone missing. Parental stones Father and Mother next to it, no dates
Lauerel E., dau. of E. & C.A. Thorne, b. Sept. 24, 1889, d. May 9, 1893,- Safe in the Arms of Jesus-
Leroy F., son of E. & C.A. Thorne, 1884- 1908
Edward, son of E. & C.A. Thorne, 1887-1918
Edward, 1856 - 1927
William, A native of North (can't make out), Iceland, d. Jan. 15, 1883, Age: 33y 3m 2d
Broken stone- Name looks to be HARINE, no dates
An oddity found in the cemetery.
|This is a United States Geodetic Survey marker. There is a number stamped on it that indicates the elevation above sea level in feet. The arrow should point to the north and there is a warning about destroying federal property. These markers are all over the place, but probably not usually found in a cemetery. Thanks to Dave Wheeler for explaining what this marker is!|
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