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Clark Cemetery
Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois

Lat: 41° 20' 07"N, Lon: 89° 29' 55"W
T16N R9E Sec 30

Contributed by Mary Parish, Nov 10, 2005, last edited Nov 16, 2005 [mparish5@charter.net]. Total records = 9.

Head south out of Princeton on Hwy 26 toward Tiskilwa, turn right onto Lovers Lane drive about 2 miles, Cemetery will be on your left/south side, up on top of a hill, just as the road makes a sharp turn north.

There appear to have been more burials but no tombstones were found. It was used in the mid 1800s. History indicts that some burials were removed to other cemeteries.

This old family cemetery is on a farm and well maintained by the current property owner, Terry Hjelle. You must have permission from the property owner to enter. You will not find the cemetery unless he is with you.

I visited and walked this cemetery in June of 2005. It includes all existing and legible headstones and markers up to that date.

- Mary Parish

Clark, John, d. Aug 7, 1857, age 43 y 1m
Clark, Rillia Jane, d. Mar 14, 1848, age 5m 17d, d/o Benj & Elizabeth Clark
Clark, Robert, d. Oct 25, 1849, age 62y 11m
Clark, Sarah E., d. Sep 26, 1849, age 2y 3 d, d/o J.H. & M.A. Clark
Hock, Margaret, b. Jul 12, 1838, d. Apr. 8 or 18, 1862 w/o Isaac Hock
Mercer, Infant Son, d. Oct 23, 1848, age 1m 7d, s/o W. & E. Mercer, footstone I.M.
Mercer, Martha J., d. May 19, 1854, age 9m 14d, d/o Wm & Epenetus Mercer
Mercer, Mary Ann, d. Feb 3, 1847, age 26y 1m 25d, w/o Wm Mercer, footstone M.A.M.
Mercer, Susanna, d. Dec 7, 1850, age 9y 11m 27d, d/o W. & M.A. Mercer, footstone S.M.

 

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