McKendree Cemetery - Vermilion County Illinois

Cemetery Name: McKendree Cemetery

Location:  McKendree Township, North-East of Georgetown.

GPS Location 40.00045 -87.57177 (link to Google Map)

Description:  McKendree Church was once located at this location. The first church building was build around 1836.

Pictures: I took pictures of EVERY stone in this cemetery in October 2007

Link to Pictures: 1,182 pictures (50 on a page, 24 pages)




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There are 4 comments
Melanie Mann – Ohio
April 13, 2014 - 10:16
Subject: McKendree Cemetery

So you have any idea where the burial records for this cemetery may be currently kept? I am trying to verify the identity of the Catherine Stark (grave stone reads 1839-1911). Thank you for any information. Melanie Mann.

Myron D. Cowell LtCol USAF Ret
September 05, 2013 - 18:12
Subject: Burial Listing for Old Section of McKendree Cemetery

Since my earlier posting I have received a canvas of the older part of McKendree taken at least 25 years or more ago when stone where in better condition. I any researcher that wishes electronic copies of this list please feel free to contact me:
Myron Cowell
LtCol USAF Ret

Margaret Park – Green Valley, AZ
September 17, 2012 - 12:42
Subject: Rheuby plots

A lot of my family-Rheuby-are buried in McKendree. There is a very old stone I cannot read from a photo sent to me by a fellow genealogist in 2007. If I send you the photo would you be able to locate it and maybe get more information.
I am also looking for the marker of Mary Katherine Fultz Rheuby who died in 1882 and some think is buried in McKendree. She was the wife of Kinzer Rheuby who is NOT buried there.

Thanks for the wonderful work and photos.
Margaret Park

Myron Cowell – Tucson,AZ
January 12, 2012 - 18:36
Subject: Info and questions.

Let me thank you for your work - it is significant. I began family genealogy work a couple years ago. I was raised about 2 miles south of McKendree and our family attended the McKendree Methodist church until early 50s. I have received McKendree Records for the new part of the cemetry form Garnet Miller the conservator for the cemetries in that area. The older records were destroyed. If you wish these records email me and I will send them. My GGGGrandfather Joseph Cowell, GGGGrandfather Joseph Smith, GGGrandfather Abraham B. Smith and GGrandfather David A. Smith are buried there. I am trying to find GGGGrandmother Catherine Ogden Cowell burial site. Records say she is buried in Paris Cemetry, but that would be in Edgar County. Most like she is in Parrish Cemetry in Grape Creek where family lived, but your webpage is malfuncting for the cemetry. She may also be buried in the Old Paris Family cemetry that is now a part of a more modern cemetry between Ogden and Royal, since she was an Ogden. Her husband Joseph is buried with two of his daughters Ammada (Misspelled on stone as Emanda) Cowell Cloe. Joseph is buried under Civel War stone Company F 4th Illinois Cavalry next to old maid daughter Mary Cowell the last grave in the Cloe family string. Daugher Rachel Cowell Rice Sprouls Boner is buried near by under her third husbands name Rachel Boner. Any info you provide on Catherine's burial would be most helpful. The mystry I am trying solve is her name. Joseph is married to Sarah Cowell in Greene Co, PA in late 1820's according to early 1830 land records. There are no record so her after that only of Catherine in 1850 census and beyond. There son Isaac Civil War vet's death certificate says mother's last name is Ogden. Rachel's 2nd marriage record also says Sarah Cowell of Georgetown is her mother. I believe we have only one women with two names? I also need to find Louisa Cowell Brown and husband Hiram's graves in Indianola Cemetry to help confirm she is fourth daughter to family. Any help you can provide would be helpful. I will return to Illinois in May-June 2012 time frame for HS reuions.
Thanks Myron Cowell LtCol USAF Ret.

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