St. John's Cemetery, Washington Co., IL
- Hey is anyone out there familiar with St. John's Lutheran Cemetery on
IL State route 127 and 177 it's on the cross roads of these two
routes. it is by the town of New Minden, IL in Washington Co., IL
I'm not sure which township that would be as I'm not that familiar
with Washington Co., IL. but am getting there.
We were heading back home after a great week end down at Fort Massac,
Metropolis, IL, for the George Rogers Clark 100th celebration and
stopped in the cemetery.
One thing that was very noticable were many many many and not just
one or two bases without tops but very many many it was overwelming
and I told my daughter something was up here. So, we got to looking
around and in a cow pasture and are many tops to these stones plus
other ones which are flat. Someone has been to the church for me and
asked as we didn't stop to ask because no body was around when we
were there or I would of have asked. But something needs to be done
and if you should happen to have people buried here or know of people
who have people buried in this cemetery please contac me.
you can also see some photos I've posted on this web site not all I
took but enought to give you the idea of what they are doing down
there. I was very much appaulled but also was told they are doing a
restoration project. That remains to be seen. I will be checking on
this myself personally to see that something is done about it even
though I live about two or three hours away.
I always feel like I'm not going to be amazed and here I am again
amazed at what people do that's truly amazing.
thanks for any help in this matter.
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- On Thu, 6 Nov 2008, FOXIE wrote:
> Hey is anyone out there familiar with St. John's Lutheran Cemetery onI explored it, briefly, as part of my week-long Southern Illinois
> IL State route 127 and 177 it's on the cross roads of these two
> routes. it is by the town of New Minden, IL in Washington Co., IL
> I'm not sure which township that would be as I'm not that familiar
> with Washington Co., IL. but am getting there.
expedition about a month ago. It wasn't one of my primary targets, but
it's on the road between the county seats of Clinton & Washington, so I
came across it by happenstance. Here are a few photos:
I didn't really notice the damage you cite - to be honest, I spent about
ten minutes there, before moving on to the next city, as I had a lot of
ground to cover that day. What I found most interesting about this
graveyard was one monument, towards the back, that was a typical white marble
pedestal tomb of the late 1800s, a square-sided shaft about six feet
tall - except that this one was new and in pristine condition. Obviously
someone had replaced an older monument, and had found a stonecarver willing
to reproduce a style, and use a material, that went out of fashion about
a hundred years ago.
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