Mann's Chapel Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: Mann's Chapel Cemetery

Location:  Ross Township, South of Rossville.

GPS Location 40.33246 -87.65855 (link to Google Map)

Description:  Mann's Chapel Cemetery was started in 1839 when Samuel Gilbert gave land when his 11 day old grandson died. At a later date, Samuel Gilbert gave land for the schoolhouse & chapel, with the church itself being dedicated in September 1857

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in May 2008

Link to Pictures: 1,954 pictures (50 on a page, 40 pages)




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Jerry – Florida
July 30, 2013 - 08:28
Subject: cost of burial plot

My wife, Linda Lee Jones, would like the cost of a single burial plot at Mann's Chapel. Please respond to my email Thank you. JJ

June 07, 2013 - 09:38
Subject: Contact Info

Who do you contact about purchasing a burial plot?

Shelly Cessna
August 20, 2012 - 10:29
Subject: Contact Info

I would like to speak with someone about getting a plot. Can someone contact me at Thank you.

David H. Peterson – Hitchcock, TX
August 02, 2012 - 13:31
Subject: Kuns, Peterson and Leneve Families

All my family members are now gone, all buried at Mann's Chapel. The Mann family came to ths area in about 1836 directly from England. I grew up in this area of the early 1930s. I went to the one room school that stood next to the Church. My great grand parents , Samuel Kuns and Sarah Long, along with my grandmother and grandfather are here, William Daniel and Margaret Donaldson Kuns are here, with Bess Kuns, my Aunt, my parents Elmer and Opal Kuns Peterson are here with my sister Donna Smock. When I stayed with my Grandmother, we would walk to church on Sundays. My grandfather's sister, Mary Kuns LeNeve and her husband Marshal Ney LeNeve, along with their children Samuel Leneve and wife Nancy Annis (Allen) Leneve and Jennie Ridge, the younger sister of Mary Kuns and William Daniel. My great, great Grandfather, Daniel Kuns homesteaded property nearby in 1844, but his family is buried at Gundy Cemetery near Bismark.
A story my mother told me about Samuel Kuns was during the winter months there was always a lot of snow, Samuel would hitch his two teams of Belgian draft horses equipped with bells on their harness and pile on the entire family on his sleigh and they would ride through the country side and what a great sound those bells would make and people said you knew when the Kuns family was on the road for a Sunday outing. Mother was a young girl then of 6 or 7, born 1891, her grandfather Samuel died 1897. There are two descendents left of the original Kuns and Leneve families, myself and my 2nd cousin Emelynn Frances (Leneve) Hornbeck, residing in California and myself in Texas.

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Gene Roach – 32226 State Rt 1 Rossville
January 13, 2015 - 18:53
Subject: Leneve Park Farm

I currently own part of MN Leneve home place. My family purchased it along with the original home. I understand it was also called Sunnycrest Farm. I would love to learn more of the Leneve family and ANY pictures of them or property

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