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Cress Hill Cemetery
Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Illinois

Lat: 39° 10' 11"N, Lon: 89° 30' 38"W
Hillsboro Twp, T8N R4W Sec 2, NW¼ of NW¼

To reach cemetery, take Hwy 16 northwest out of Hillsboro, then right or north onto Cress Circle. Cemetery will be on the left/west side of road.

The original entrance to the cemetery was on the south side. The hardroad ran through the ravine and then to the west of the cemetery. In the 1930s. IL Route 16 was laid out (presently-Cress Circle) and it would cut through the cemetery's northeast sections. After the new road was finished, the entrance to the cemetery was moved to the present location.

The Cress Hill Cemetery was founded in 1859 by Jacob Cress. The cemetery was originally a family graveyard for the Cress family, then included neighbors. Burials did take place prior to 1859.

In 1862, the Evangelical (Saint Paul now) Lutheran church in Hillsboro purchased the 5 acres of land and the cemetery was renamed Oakland Cemetery. The Lutheran church owned and maintained the cemetery until 1890. At that time the Cress Hill Cemetery Association was established.

This is not a complete listing of burials in this cemetery! The records below were provided by contributors to Interment.net. Last edited Apr 13, 2008. Total records = 112.

Contributor's Index:

Barringer, Aaron, b. 29 Jun 1809, d. 13 Jan 1894, age: 85yr 6mo, s/w & h/o Margaret A, m. 6 Aug 1833, [LR]
Barringer, Margaret A, d. 14 Aug 1887, age: 74yr, s/w & w/o Aaron, m. 6 Aug 1833, [LR]
Cress, A. A. (Alexander Absalom), b. 7 Dec 1840, d. 30 Sep 1921, son/o Jacob Jr. hus/o Sarah M. marr 1865, [SE]
Cress, Absalom, b. 25 Oct 1807 NC, d. 22 May 1855, age: 47y 07m 27d, h/o Catherine F., marr 09/09/1829, [SE]
Cress, Alice (Howett), b. 1872 (9 Dec 1876), d. 1895 (8 Oct 1893), 1st wife/o Jesse M. Cress, marr 01/10/1890, [SE]
Cress, Anna (Clotfelter), b. 17 Jul 1859, d. 30 Dec 1936, 1st wife/o Henry Absalom Sr, marr 03/19/1882, [SE]
Cress, Bennie Wilbur, d. 29 Dec 1890, age: 04y 10m 04d, son/o W.H., [SE]
Cress, Catherine (Bost), b. 28 Aug 1786, d. 1 Feb 1859, came to IL in 1818, 79 grandchildren, wife/o Jacob, [SE]
Cress, Catherine (Fogelman), b. 8 Apr 1811 NC, d. 9 Jan 1876, age: 64y 09m 01d, w/o Absalom, marr 09/09/1829, [SE]
Cress, Charles D., b. 1861, d. 1950, hus/o Nettie, [SE]
Cress, Charles H. (Henry), b. 27 Feb 1863, d. 21 Jun 1942, [SE]
Cress, Charles W. (Wesley) Jr., b. 15 Sep 1926, d., [SE]
Cress, Charles W. (Wesley), b. 3 Apr 1902, d. 3 Sep 1995, [SE]
Cress, Clara (Attebery), b. 8 Apr 1888, d. 26 Nov 1969, 2nd w/o Hubert Hugo marr 08/07/1938, [SE]
Cress, Douglas M., d. 24 Jul 1869, age: 84y 06m 08d, [SE]
Cress, Eli H., d. 28 Feb 1860, age: 27y 09m 26d, [SE]
Cress, Ellen M., b. 7 Jul 1888, d. 9 Jul 1888, dau/o A.A. & Sarah M., [SE]
Cress, 'Etta' Rena Rosetta (Grassel), b. 31 May 1886, d. 13 Apr 1936, 1st wife/o Hubert Hugo, marr 01/31/1918, [SE]
Cress, Florence Ione, b. 8 Jan 1905, d. 13 Oct 1906, dau/o Walter and Maude, [SE]
Cress, George H. (Henry), b. 13 Mar 1836, d. 11 Dec 1860, age: 24y 07m 28d, 1st h/o Jane E. (Cory), marr 04/29/1856, [SE]
Cress, George L., b. 1893, d. 1954, [SE]
Cress, Gerald Earl, b. 1929, d. 1930, [SE]
Cress, Grace L., b. 5 Oct 1902, d. 3 Oct 1967, wife/o Leslie, [SE]
Cress, Guy Britton, d. 9 Dec 1890, son/o W.H., [SE]
Cress, Helena (Scherer, b. 8 Oct 1818 NC, d. 19 Mar 1902, dau/o Rev Daniel Scherer, wife/o Jacob Jr. marr 01/23/1840, [SE]
Cress, Henry Absalom, b. 12 Aug 1859, d. 5 Sep 1956 Springfield, IL, son/o George Henry, 1st hus/o Anna marr 03/19/1882, [SE]
Cress, Horace A., b. 7 Jul 1888, d. 9 Jul 1888, son/o A.A. & Sarah M., [SE]
Cress, Hubert Hugo, b. 8 Oct 1885, d. 21 Sep 1969, 1st h/o Etta, 2nd h/o Clara, [SE]
Cress, infant, b. 26 Jun 1855, d. 26 Jun 1855, dau/o A. & C., [SE]
Cress, infant, b. 8 Apr 1850, d. 8 Apr 1850, dau/o A. & C., [SE]
Cress, infant, d. 20 Mar 1865, age: 00y 01m, inf of D.M.& Mary A., [SE]
Cress, Jacob (Sr.), b. 26 Dec 1779 NC, d. 10 Nov 1865, s/o Johann Nicholas Heinrich Kress, h/o Catherine (Bost) marr 08/06/1806, [SE]
Cress, Jacob Jr., b. 5 May 1818 NC, d. 1 Jul 1903, s/o Jacob Cress Sr., h/o Helena, marr 01/02/1840, [SE]
Cress, James H., d. 21 Nov 1862, age: 04-02-19, s/o Jacob & Helena, [SE]
Cress, James M. (Monroe), b. 30 May 1833, d. 13 Oct 1863, age: 30-01-13, hus/o Rebecca Scherer, [SE]
Cress, Jesse Ray, b. 24 Feb 1890, d. 29 Oct 1972, [SE]
Cress, John A. (Abner), b. 6 Feb 1923, d. 17 May 1996 Springfield, IL, hus/o Alana Dasovish, marr 03/31/1957, [SE]
Cress, John B. (Baird), b. 26 Apr 1901, d. 9 July 1941 Alexandria, VA, son/o William S. and Mattie, hus/o Gertrude (McAllister), [SE]
Cress, John H., d. 30 Aug 1855, age: 01y 04m 14d, [SE]
Cress, Joseph Alvin, b. 28 Mar 1839, d. 9 Jul 1919, son/o Joseph & Elizabeth, [SE]
Cress, Kenneth Wayne, b. 7 Feb 1925, d. 1 Jan 1995, veteran of W. W. 11, [SE]
Cress, Leslie, b. 2 Feb 1902, d. 28 Jul 1967, hus/o Grace L., [SE]
Cress, Lula, d. 9 Aug 1868, age: 00y 05m 11d, dau/o D.M. & Mary A., [SE]
Cress, Marie L., b. 2 Sep 1902, d. 25 Aug 1979 KS, dau/o William S. & Mattie, [SE]
Cress, Mary A., d. 2 Sep 1869, age: 40y 00m 11d, wife/o D.M., [SE]
Cress, Mary Catherine, b. 17 Sep 1919, d. 17 Sep 1919, dau/o Hubert H. & Etta, [SE]
Cress, Mary F. (Francis (Weaver), b. 29 Apr 1841, d. 1 Feb 1912, wife of Joseph Alvin, [SE]
Cress, Mary I. (Illinois), b. 4 Apr 1861, d. 5 Mar 1862, age: 00-11-01, dau/o Jacob Jr & Helena, [SE]
Cress, Mary J. (Laurent), b. 27 Oct 1906, d. 11 Sep 1997, wife/o Charles W., [SE]
Cress, Mattie (Schoff), b. 24 Jan 1863 Delphi, IN, d. 11 Feb 1943, wife/o William (Springer), [SE]
Cress, Maude Taylor (Farris), b. 4 Feb 1886, d. 19 Jan 1982, wife/o Walter William, [SE]
Cress, Mina B., b. 18 Jun 1875, d. 13 Nov 1875, [SE]
Cress, Nancy E., d. 7 Jun 1838, age: 02y 16m 25d, dau/l D.M. & M.A., [SE]
Cress, Nettie, b. 1867, d. 1941, wife/o Charles D., [SE]
Cress, Nora Helena, b. 6 Sep 1870, d. 13 Jan 1881, age: 10y 07m 04d, dau/o Jna M. & C.E., [SE]
Cress, Oran C., b. 2 May 1928 6 Dec 1950, d., IL Pfc 88 Quartermaster CO WW11, [SE]
Cress, Rebecca Adaline (Scherer), b. 31 May 1834, d. 11 Dec 1895, dau/o Rev. Daniel & Rachel, wife/o James M., [SE]
Cress, Robert W. (William), b. 8 Nov 1874, d. 29 Oct 1905 Wichita, KS, s/o S. F. & S. V., [SE]
Cress, Rosa Hicks, b. 1897, d. 1932, [SE]
Cress, Sarah M. (Bridges), b. 4 July 1841, d. 4 May 1892, wife/o A. A., [SE]
Cress, Sarah V. (Virginia (Clotfelter), b. 28 Jul 1847, d. 2 Jun 1912, wife/o Solomon Francis 'Frank', [SE]
Cress, Solomon Francis ('Frank'), b. 8 Nov 1847, d. 25 Mar 1912, hus/o Sarah Virginia (Clotfelter), [SE]
Cress, Susanna, d. 12 Jun 1862, age: 00y 04m 07d, [SE]
Cress, Thomas J. (Jefferson), b. 13 Jun 1864, d. 26 Aug 1897, son/o Jacob Jr & Helena, [SE]
Cress, Viola M., b. 16 Jan 1929, d., wife/o Charles W. Jr., [SE]
Cress, Walter William, b. 9 Nov 1881, d. 11 Dec 1923, hus/o Maude T., marr 03/13/1904, [SE]
Cress, William S. (Springer), b. 11 Feb 1848, d. 15 Oct 1909, son/o Jacob Jr. hus/o Mattie, marr 01/04/1900 KS, [SE]
Lingofelter, "Nancy C, b. 01 Mar 1826, d. 08 Oct 1894, w/o Daniel C, [LR]
Lingofelter, Daniel C, b. 04 Apr 1828, d. 23 Oct 1901, h/o Nancy C, s/w Nancy C, Martha, Jacob D, Wm P, Mary E, Martha & Jacob, [LR]
Lingofelter, Jacob D, b. 12 Dec 1857, d. 09 Sep 1863, [LR]
Lingofelter, Jacob, d. 30 Sep 1852, age: 51yr 05mo 03da, h/o Martha, m. 15 Mar 1826, [LR]
Lingofelter, Martha E Fannon, b. 03 Jul 1855, d. 12 Feb 1885, [LR]
Lingofelter, Martha, d. 15 Sep 1851, age: 62yr 02mo, w/o Jacob, m. 15 Mar 1826, [LR]
Lingofelter, Mary E, b. 03 Apr 1865, d. 16 Dec 1867, [LR]
Lingofelter, Wm P, b. 29 Feb 1860, d. 17 Apr 1860, [LR]
Reckart, Frank, b. 15 Nov 1882 Xenia, IL, d. 25 Mar 1954, 1st h/o Tillie Peters marr 11/15/1911, 2nd h/o Dora MacBeth marr 06/29/1945, [SE]
Reckart, Tillie E. (Peters), b. 1882, d. 3 Mar 1943, wife/o Frank, [SE]
Scherer, Alfred E., d. 8 Aug 1852, age: 01y 08m 21d, son/o S. & M. E. (Blackburn), [SE]
Scherer, Andrew, b. 22 Sep 1786, d. 5 Aug 1849, age: 60y 10m 23d, bro/o Daniel, son/o Frederick, [SE]
Scherer, Catherine L. (Lavina), b. 22 Sep 1840, d. 13 Feb 1901, wife/o J. J. (John Jefferson), dau/o Absalom, [SE]
Scherer, Clarissa Ann, d. 8 Sep 1855, age: 14y 04m 26d, dau/o S. & M.F., [SE]
Scherer, Daniel, b. 7 Sep 1815 NC, d. 31 Aug 1844, age: 28y 11m 24d, [SE]
Scherer, Frederick (Jr.), b. 22 Nov 1788 NC, d. 5 Sep 1858, age: 69y 09m 13d, s/o Frederick Sr., the s/o Jacob Daniel, [SE]
Scherer, J. J. (John Jefferson), b. 19 Jun 1837, d. 9 Mar 1927, son/o Eli, [SE]
Scherer, Jacob, b. 25 Oct 1815 NC, d. 15 oct 1851, age: 35y 11m 20d, s/o Rev. Daniel, Evangelist of Ev. Lutheran Church, [SE]
Scherer, James Smith, b. 23 Jul 1827, d. 17 Jul 1846, age: 18y 10m 24d, son/o Frederick & Margaret Ann, [SE]
Scherer, Lavina (Cress), d. 3 Oct 1844, age: 22y 07m 11d, wife/o Eli, [SE]
Scherer, Lisa (Louisa) Jane (Scardon), d. 8 May 1870, age: 48y 09m, wife/o John W. the son/o Daniel, [SE]
Scherer, M. Noi, b. 24 Apr 1865, d. 31 Oct 1931, dau/o J. J. and Catherine L., [SE]
Scherer, Margaret Ann (Clapp), b. 13 Jan 1791, d. 14 Sep 1845, age: 54y 05m 01d, wife of Frederick, [SE]
Scherer, Nellie Cadellia, d. 17 Jul 1870, age: 00y 02m 23d, dau/o J.W. & L.J., [SE]
Scherer, Rachel (Kaempffer), b. 11 Jun 1798 VA, d. 13 Aug 1868, age: 70y 02m 02d, wife of Rev. Daniel, [SE]
Scherer, Sarah A. M., b. 27 Apr 1845, d. 26 Nov 1846, age: 01y 06m 29d, dau/o Rev. Daniel & Rachel, [SE]
Scherer, Sarah Caroline, d. 4 Sep 1844, age: 01y 00m 08d, dau/o Ely & Lavina, [SE]
Scherer, Simeon, b. 19 Feb 1825 NC, d. 26 Jan 1857, son/o Frederick Jr., [SE]
Suits, Albert Luther, b. 1868, d. 10 Mar 1941, age: 12y 04m 00d, [SE]
Suits, Anna C., b. 1875, d. 1945, wife/o Gideon F., [SE]
Suits, Carroll W., b. Apr 1915, d., [SE]
Suits, Charles J., b. 1866, d. 1952, hus/o Stella V., [SE]
Suits, Edward Francis, b. 17 Jan 1898, d. 10 Feb 1991, hus/o Ruth Emily, [SE]
Suits, Eli, b. 13 May 1827 NC, d. 13 Jan 1917, hus/o Emily P. (Brown), [SE]
Suits, Emily P. (Brown), b. 6 Aug 1837, d. 21 Nov 1918, wife/o Eli, [SE]
Suits, Gideon F. (Francis), b. 8 Jan 1863, d. 11 Jul 1919, son/o Eli & Emily P., hus/o Anna C., [SE]
Suits, Goldie M. (Hill), b. 14 May 1919, d. , nee: Hill, wife/o Carroll W., [SE]
Suits, Henry Ward, b. 8 May 1896, d. 1897, son/o Gideon F., [SE]
Suits, James H. (Henry), b. 1840, d. 1906, son/o Frederick, [SE]
Suits, James M., b. 1856, d. 1938, d. 11 May 1938, [SE]
Suits, Lester Lloyd, b. 1919, d. 1944, Cpl. killed WW 11, [SE]
Suits, Margaret Stuckey, b. 1845, d. 1924, wife/o James H., [SE]
Suits, Ruth Emily (Crone), b. 19 May 1901, d. 29 Jun 1997, wife/o Edward F., [SE]
Suits, Ruth Irene, b. 16 Apr 1907, d. 27 Jan 1993, dau/o Gideon F., [SE]
Suits, Stella V., b. 1873, d. 1958, wife/o Charles J., [SE]

 

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