St Francis Cemetery

Putnam, Putnam County, Illinois

Transcribed by Dena Whitesell

In 1863 Michael & Margaret Jennett, Thomas & Winifred Real deeded this plot of land to James Duggan, Bishop of Chicago.  Francis Cemetery is now under the auspices of the Peoria Diocese, with much of the finances and up keep coming from St. Joseph Church, in Henry, Ill (probably where the confusion comes from in that this cemetery is know as St Joseph Cemetery).  It is thought that Francis Real was the first buried here.

This is an active cemetery, surveyed by Dena Whitesell (with photos available upon request) on August 6, 2004. The cemetery is located within the confines of Lake Thunderbird, a private community.

Last Name

First Name

Middle Name

Suffix

Maiden Name

Birth Mth

Birth Day

Birth Yr

Death Mth

Death Day

Death Yr

Plot

Inscription

Notes

Smith

Mary

Ellen

Dr.

Ingalls

1

15

1901

11

30

1971

Section C, Lot 4, Grave 4

"She will not be forgotten

This is a military grave. Inscription is illegible.

Longman

Eric

5

6

1982

Row 1,Grave 1

Longman

Samuel

1858

1917

Row 1, Grave 2a

h/o Catherine J.

Longman

Catherine

J

1865

1952

Row 1,Grave 2b

w/o Samuel Longman

Longman

Clement

1894

1894

Row 1, Grave 3

Longman

Theodore

L

9

15

1947

8

20

2002

Row 1, Grave 4a

Married Mar 8, 1975; Parents of Richard Wayne & Jennifer, Grandparents of Kollin

w/o Susan K.

Longman

Susan

Row 1, Grave 4b

Still living. Stone engraved with her name.

Finnegan

Julia

Durnin

(1818c)

9

3

1881

Row 2, Grave 1

Age 66 y; May her soul rest in peace. A wife so kind, a mother so dear ??

w/o Thomas Finnegan

Longman

Thomas

Joseph

(1879c)

12

11

1880

Row 2,Grave 2

Age 1 y 10m 13 d

s/o J L Longman

Longman

Peter

(1871c)

1

16

1881

Row 2, Grave 3

Age 10y

s/o George & J Longman Sr

Hennessey

Agnes

Longman

(1861c)

11

23

1889

Row 2, Grave 4

Age 28 y 7m 7d; Dau of Geo & Julia Longman. Come but not forgotten

w/o of J F Hennessey

Ziebull

Emma

M

1879

Row 2,Grave 5

Age 4m 12 d

This small stone sits at the base of Agnes Hennessey's stone. Unable to make out anything but the name, age/year

Bisghler

Genefeva

9

17

1878

Row 3, Grave 1

Age 57y; Gestorben 17 Sep 1878, Alter 57 Jahre, Buhe Sanft

??

Row 3, Grave 2

Unable to read

Kuhn

Nicholas

(1818c)

1

26

1892

Row 3, Grave 3a

Age 74y 8m; Born in Luthrincen, France; Father

h/o Agatha Bischler

Kuhn

Agatha

Bischler

(1818c)

3

2

1874

Row 3, Grave 3b

Age 56y 28d; Born in Luthrincen, France; Mother

Finnegan

Bridget

McCourt

(1828c)

8

23

1895

Row 3, Grave 4a

Age 67y; A kind mother and friend to all

Finnegan

Thomas

(1828c)

9

6

1878

Row 3, Grave 4b

Age 50y; A kind father and friend to all; Native of Louth Co, Ireland

h/o Bridget McCourt

Holleran

Catherine

(1806c)

12

21

1876

Row 3, Grave 5a

Age 70y; Born in County Clare, Ireland; Infant Children of John & Mary

Holleran

John

3

13

1828

5

19

1904

Row 3, Grave 5b

Born in County Clare, Ireland

Finnegan

Patrick

W

2

14

1922

4

26

1981

Row 4, Grave 1

WWII Tec 5, US Army

Finnegan

Mary

Dell

1919

1967

Row 4, Grave 2

Finnegan

Joseph

T

1884

1947

Row 4, Grave 3a

Father

Finnegan

Beryl

B

1888

1969

Row 4, Grave 3b

Mother

McAleer

Thomas

Jr

2

24

1848

1

3

1888

Row 4, Grave 4a

Mary A McAleer, July 1847-Nov 22, 1903

h/o Mary A McAleer

McAleer

Mary

A

7

1847

11

22

1903

Row 4, Grave 4b

Thomas McAleer Feb 24, 1848-Jan 3, 1888

w/o Thomas McAleer

Kennedy

Simon

(1880c)

10

5

1881

Row 4, Grave 5

s/o P & K A Kennedy

McAleer

Thomas

Sr

(1795c)

11

9

1873

Row 4, Grave 6a

Age 78y

McAleer

Jane

(1808c)

10

4

1886

Row 4, Grave 6b

Age 78y; A native of the parish of Dona County Monaghan, Ireland; Let not the sorrows of my youth, nor sins remembered be, in mercy for thy goodness sake, O, Lord remember me. May his soul rest in peace

Finnegan

Mary Ann

(1870c)

9

10

1876

Row 4, Grave 7

Age 3m, Dau of J & M A Finnegan", "The rosemary faded, the lily die, but flowers live on ?? bloom 

Finnegan

Michael

Henry

(1883c)

8

18

1887

Row 4, Grave 9

Age 4y 1m 3d, Son of J & M A Finnegan; Yet again we come to meet thee. Then the day of Life is fled. Then in heaven with joy to greet thee

Finnegan

Patrick

Wm

7

19

1873

Row 4, Grave 10

Son of J & M A Finnegan

??

Row 4, Grave 11

stone broken/missing

??

Row 4, Grave 12

stone broken/missing

??

Row 4, Grave 13

stone broken/missing

??

Row 4, Grave 14

stone broken/missing

Sheehan

Daniel

H

12

?

1802

1881

Row 4, Grave 15a

Born in Co. Cortihiland, Ireland

Marker is off it's base, laying off to the side

Sheehan

Mary

1817

1889

Row 4, Grave 15b

Wife of Daniel Sheehan; born in Cork?? in 1817

Marker is off it's base, laying off to the side

(Finnegan)

Mary

M

1887

1976

Row 5, Grave 1

Hilger

Laura

1893

1958

Row 5, Grave 2

Ryan

Owen

1874

1947

Row 5, Grave 3

Ryan

Henry

W

(1893c)

5

15

1894

Row 5, Grave 4a

Age 1y 5m 15d

Ryan

Paul

(1897c)

12

2

1897

Row 5, Grave 4b

Age 6d; Son of H & E Ryan

Halligan

Catherine

(1862c)

9

1

1871

Row 5, Grave 5a

Age 9y 3d; Child of T & C Halligan

??

Row 5, Grave 5b

Halligan

Thomas

(1828c)

4

9

1881

Row 5, Grave 6a

Age 53y

Halligan

Catharine

Purcell

none

none

Row 5, Grave 6b

Fraser

Hannah

B

Sheehan

(1840c)

7

17

1872

Row 5, Grave 7

Age 32y 8m 18d; Wife of Robert Fraser

This stone is leaning against Catharine Purcell Halligan's stone

Finnegan

Patrick

J

1858

1934

Row 6, Grave 1a

Husband of Mary M; Father

Finnegan

Mary

M

1858

1929

Row 6, Grave 1b

Wife of Patrick J Finnegan; Mother

Finnegan

Mary

M

1887

1976

Row 6, Grave 1c

Finnegan

Laura

C

1893

1958

Row 6, Grave 1d

Finnegan

Hugh

1885

1913

Row 6, Grave 2

Son of P J & Mary M Finnegan

Ryan

Patrick

1869

1942

Row 6, Grave 3

Dempsey

Peter

(1816c)

10

8

1868

Row 6, Grave 4

Age 52y

Ryan

Hugh

(1828c)

9

15

1888

Row 6, Grave 4a

Age 60; Born in Temple Derry, parish of Killen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Ryan

Catherine

5

20

1838

8

19

1912

Row 6, Grave 4b

Wife of Hugh Ryan

Wynn

John

(1865c)

10

2

1888

Row 6, Grave 5a

Age 23y 4m 20d"

h/o Carrie Sharkey

Wynn

Carrie

A

Sharkey

(1865c)

3

12

1888

Row 6, Grave 5b

Age 23y 11m 8d; Wife of J Wynn

Jennett

Michael

6

12

1807

10

1

1896

Row 6, Grave 6a

h/o Margaret

Jennett

Margaret

3

17

1824

3

24

1897

Row 6, Grave 6b

Wife of Michael Jennett

??

Row 6, Grave 7

In the Jennett family lot. Base with top missing

Jennett

Thomas

M

(1850c)

1874

Row 6, Grave 8a

Age 24y 1m 23d; Child of M & M Jennett

Jennett

James

M

(1846c)

10

20

1865

Row 6, Grave 8b

Age 19y 11m 20d; Child of M & M Jennett

??

Row 6, Grave 9

Marker broken, unable to read except "native of Louth, Ireland"

??

Row 6, Grave 10

Base present, top is missing

Durnin

James

(1845c)

4

25

1870

Row 6, Grave 11

Age 25y: Native of Reastown, Louth, Ireland

Shaughnesy

Thomas

8

13

1871

Row 6, Grave 12

Native of the parish of Kildina, co. Limerick, Ireland

Jennett

Margaret

E

(1864c)

2

14

166

Row 6, Grave 8c

Child of M & M Jennett; Age 2y 9m 29d

??

Row 7

Large white cross with no markings. Approx. placed in the center of the cemetery

Finnegan

John

(1798c)

12

11

1863

Row 7, Grave 2a

Age 65y; Native of Co. Louth, Ireland

h/o Margaret

Finnegan

Margaret

(1817c)

4

20

1890

Row 7, Grave 2b

Age 73y; Wife of John Finnegan; Native of Co. Louth, Ireland

w/o John

Holahan

Ann

(1827c)

8

25

1875

Row 7, Grave 3

Age 48y 10m

1st w/o Peter Dempsey, 2nd w/o William Holahan

Donovan

James

Row 8, Grave 1

Age 60y; Died in the 60th year of his life, native of Emly, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Real

Winefred

(1860c)

3

20

1863

Row 8, Grave 2a

Age 3y 18d; Child of Michael & E Real

Real

Mary Ann

(1863c)

4

1

1863

Row 8, Grave 2b

Age 2m 22d; Child of Michael & E Real

Real

Mary

11

6

1874

11

15

1874

Row 8, Grave 3a

Real

Phillip

7

26

1861

10

14

1863

Row 8, Grave 3b

Real

Patrick

3

15

1866

7

1

1866

Row 8, Grave 3c

Real

Michael

12

31

1832

5

2

1883

Row 8, Grave 4a

Native of Oola, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Real

Elizabeth

11

20

1837

11

1

1913

Row 8, Grave 4b

Wife of M Real; Native of the parish of Ardee, Co. Louth, Ireland

Real

Julia

1861

1888

Row 8, Grave 4c

Dau of M & E Real

Real

Winefred

B

(1857c)

12

17

1862

Row 8, Grave 5a

Age 5y 9m 25d; Child of J M & S Real

Real

Phillip

F

(1861c)

12

7

1862

Row 8, Grave 5b

Age 14m 4d; Child of J M & S Real

Real

Michael

12

27

1881

2

26

1889

Row 8, Grave 6

Son of T S & J M Real"

Hearn

Margaret

Terressa

(1860c)

1

20

1863

Row 8, Grave 7

Age 3y 3m 15d; Dau of M & A Hearn

Galvin

Mary

L

1874

1965

Row 9, Grave 1

Galvin

Thomas

F

1871

1916

Row 9, Grave 2

Galvin

John

C

none

none

Row 9, Grave 3

Galvin

William

none

none

Row 9, Grave 4

Galvin

John

6

12

1836

6

4

1910

Row 9, Grave 5

Father

Purcell

Phillip

12

6

1882

Row 9, Grave 6

Husband of Mary A; Born in the parish of Emily, Co. Tipperary, Ireland; Erested by his wife, Mary A Purcell; Gone but not forgotten

Purcell

Morgan

(1832c)

3

15

1871

Row 9, Grave 7

Age 39y; Native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Ryan

Edmund

3

4

1827

4

10

1881

Row 9, Grave 8

Native of the parish of Nicker, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Real

Mary

(1827c)

10

6

1876

Row 9, Grave 9

Age 49y; Native of Oolla, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Real

Martin

(1843c)

3

9

1873

Row 9, Grave 10

Age 30y; Native of the parish of Oolla, Co. Limerick, Ireland; Farwell to Martin who died at Philo, and brother James who fell at Shilo. God's choicest blessings you may feel. Is the fraternal prayer of Thomas Real

Real

Thomas

(1806c)

10

26

1880

Row 9, Grave 11a

Age 74y; Native of Oolla parish, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Marker made by J. Dolan, Peoria

Real

Winifred

(1805c)

1

6

1881

Row 9, Grave 11b

Age 76y; Native of Oola parish, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Griffin

Elizabeth

Prout

1

18

1879

Row 9, Grave 12

Wife of John Griffin; parish of Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Keegan

Row 10, Grave 1

Large marker with no names or dates

Keegan

Anna

M

4

28

1901

10

6

1901

Row 10, Grave 2a

Keegan

Infant

8

30

1899

8

31

1899

Row 10, Grave 2b

Ryan

Patrick

(1822c)

3

11

1893

Row 10, Grave 3a

Age 71y; Native of Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Marker made by J. Kenny, Peoria

Ryan

Catherine

7

9

1825

12

12

1882

Row 10, Grave 3b

Native of Cullen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland

Williams

David

(1825c)

12

31

1881

Row 10, Grave 4

Age 56y

Fogerty

John

1870

1944

Row 10, Grave 5

Fogerty

Timothy

1828

1902

Row 10, Grave 6a

Fogerty

Mary

1839

1925

Row 10, Grave 6b

Wife of Timothy Fogerty

Fogerty

Margaret

E

(1878c)

8

4

1879

Row 10, Grave 7

Age 6m 4d; Dau of T & M Fogerty

Barrow

Daniel

(1803c)

8

17

1868

Row 10, Grave 8a

Age 65y; Native of Cork, Ireland

Barrow

Edward

J

(1858c)

4

19

1863

Row 10, Grave 8b

Age 5y 6m; Son of D & M Barrow

Haley

Johnnie

(1880c)

3

10

1881

Row 10, Grave 9

Age 10m; Son of J & E Haley

Sullivan

Jeremiah

(1874c)

9

29

1882

Row 10, Grave 10

Age 8y 11m 4d; Son of D & M Sullivan

Finnegan

Walter

B

1904

1955

Row 11, Grave 1a

Finnegan

Eveline

1907

none

Row 11, Grave 1b

Finnegan

Thomas

6

17

1895

11

15

1959

Row 11, Grave 2

II CPL CO M 345 INF, 87 DIV, WWI

Finnegan

James

3

24

1907

11

18

1963

Row 11, Grave 3

Finnegan

Margaret

E

9

14

1908

7

22

1976

Row 11, Grave 4

Finnegan

Hugh

1862

1947

Row 11, Grave 5a

Finnegan

Catherine

1867

1956

Row 11, Grave 5b

Fogerty

Marcella

B

1884

1958

Row 11, Grave 6

Fogerty

James

W

7

26

1880

2

25

1938

Row 11, Grave 7

Husband of Mary Ellen Fogerty

Fogerty

Clema

Francis

10

1933

12

1933

Row 11, Grave 8

Fogerty

Timothy

1871

1918

Row 11, Grave 9a

Fogerty

Ellen

1867

1940

Row 11, Grave 9b

Wife of Timothy Fogerty

Fogerty

Infant

1

16

1905

Row 11, Grave 10

Dau of Timothy & Ella Fogerty

Halligan

T

Robert

12

1

1887

3

25

1911

Row 11, Grave 11

Galvin

Virginia

Gertrude

6

26

1865

12

5

1896

Row 11, Grave 12

Wife of John Halligan

Dwyer

Dennis

11

20

1879

3

20

1916

Row 11, Grave 13

Dwyer

Michael

1839

1905

Row 11, Grave 14a

Husband of Mary A Dwyer

Dwyer

Mary

A

1854

1910

Row 11, Grave 14b

Wife of Michael Dwyer"

Dwyer

Francis

Paul

(1889c)

1

29

1890

Row 11, Grave 15

Age 7m; Son of M & M Dwyer

(O'Brien)

Walter

1899

1900

Row 11, Grave 16

Marker in the O'Brien family lot, probably son of M & M O'Brien

O'Brien

Hanoria

(1884c)

4

10

1884

Row 11, Grave 17

Age 3m 12d; Dau of M & M A O'Brien

O'Brien

Gurtrude

1891

1891

Row 11, Grave 18

Dau of M & M A O'Brien

O'Brien

Infant

Row 11, Grave 19

Marker in the O'Brien family lot, probably son of M & M A O'Brien

Horbach

William

(1824c)

3

18

1898

Row 11, Grave 20a

Age 74y

Horbach

Catherine

(1834c)

3

29

1890

Row 11, Grave 20b

Age 56y; Wife of William Horbach

Finnegan

John

H

1937

1974

Row 12, Grave 1a

Finnegan

Wilma

J

1942

none

Row 12, Grave 1b

Wife of John H. Finnegan

Fogerty

Lillian

6

1

1913

12

24

1989

Row 12, Grave 2

Fogerty

Clement

8

28

1907

7

12

1974

Row 12, Grave 3

Pairan

Raymond

1902

1986

Row 12, Grave 4a

Husband of Marie

Pairan

Marie

1902

1986

Row 12, Grave 4b

Wife of Raymond

Reed

Robert

L

1915

1918

Row 12, Grave 5

s/o O & M Reed

??

Row 12, Grave 6

No marker. Placed with GAR & American Legion markers. Possibly Leo W Dwyer's lot

O'Brien

Michael

9

29

1851

5

14

1931

Row 12, Grave 7a

Husband of Mary Ann"

OBrien

Mary Ann

(1862c)

6

5

1910

Row 12, Grave 7b

Aged 48y; Wife of Michael

On back of the stone: "Children of M & M A O'Brien"

Heilstedt

Harold

H "Howie"

7

18

1926

12

14

1999

Row 13, Grave 1a

Married May 14, 1955; Our children: Gwen, Paula, Jeanette, Ruth, Audrey

Veteran marker: "Harold H Heilstedt, Sgt US ARMY, World War II, Jul 18, 1926-Dec 14, 1999

Heilstedt

Doreen

R

Pairan

8

26

1934

none

Row 13, Grave 1b

Married May 14, 1955; Our children: Gwen, Paula, Jeanette, Ruth, Audrey

Dwyer

Leo

H

1891

1922

Row 13, Grave 2a

Dwyer

William

G

1884

1922

Row 13, Grave 2b

Dwyer

Joseph

L

1880

1915

Row 13, Grave 2c

O'Brien

Elizabeth

1880

1927

Row 13, Grave 3

O'Brien

Theresa

1882

1964

Row 14, Grave 1

O'Brien

Etta

1887

1968

Row 14, Grave 2

O'Brien

John

F

1904

1975

Row 14, Grave 3

PVT US ARMY WWII

American Legion Marker located in O'Brien lot

O'Brien

Evelyn

1895

1990

Row 14, Grave 4

McBugh??

Thomas

1872

Unable to locate marker

Marker present when cemetery was surveyed in 1987

Real

Mary

Elizabeth

18?4

18??

Unable to locate marker

Marker present when cemetery was surveyed in 1987

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