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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy Illinois

The city of Quincy is located along the Mississippi River on the western border of Illinois. It is the county seat of Adams County.

In 1875 the German Evangelical Salem Church established Green Mound Cemetery in Quincy as a private cemetery for members of Salem Church and other area Lutheran churches. A new section of the cemetery was opened in 1897, and was named New Greenmount Cemetery. Soon after, the cemetery was opened to the general public. In about 1909, the name Greenmount Cemetery began to be used exclusively.

More than 30,000 individuals are estimated to have been buried in Greenmount Cemetery. The cemetery office has kept interment records since April 1906, although there are some earlier records. Cemetery lot purchase records have been maintained since 1875 and may be found in the cemetery office. Click on the History link to learn more.

To search the burial database, click on the Search/Info link. Enter a last and/or first name in the search boxes. The data fields in the database are first name; middle name; last name; AKA (also known as); maiden name; date of birth; date of death and date of interment; age; stone information; and link to a page containing burial location information. Burial location information includes block, lot, section, and grave numbers. Click on the Plot Map link on the homepage to view the cemetery map.

Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Illinois

The city of Mattoon is in Coles County, located in the central part of Illinois. The Mattoon City Council purchased land for a city cemetery in 1862 and the cemetery, named Dodge Grove, was opened in spring 1863. It is estimated that more than 20,000 burials have taken place in Dodge Grove Cemetery, including three Civil War generals and approximately 260 Civil War soldiers.

Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to find a cemetery map and an alphabetical database of burial records, which has been updated to February 20, 2013. These files are in PDF format. The data fields in the index are last name; first name; age; death date; section; division; grave space; lot owner; and funeral home.

Posted by Andrew Hanson-Dvoracek at 06/10/2013 12:05:00 AM | 

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