Little Falls, NY
Transcription by Winnie Grainer from photocopy of typewritten record from the Little Falls Historical Society.
Located in the woods behind the Slovak Cemetery off East Monroe Street Extension, Little Falls, New York. (May have been called Rural Grove Cemetery at one time).
ABERLE, Daniel b. 1/21/1824, d. 4/10/1898
ACKERMAN, Seward, d. 12/9/1879 age 40 (Civil War Vet.)
BARKER, Young 1853 -1939 (father)
BASS, David L. d. 10/15/1886 age 45 (Civil War Vet. Served on U.S.S. Minnesota)
BAUER, Marie b. 1/11/1868, d. 4/6/1897
BESEUW, John 1821 - 1850
BLOCK, Anna F. C., daughter of Frederick J. & Augusta F. Block, died 10/10/1887 age 32 yrs., 5 mos., 25 days
BROWN, (no name) Mother 1849 -1926
BRUST, Fred 1851 - 19-- (not inscribed)
BUNTING, Jabez d. 4/20/1886, age 50 years
CLAFTON, Josiah 1842 - 1888 (Father)
CLARK, Robert 1825- 1900
EDICK, Hiram b. 11/30/1824, d. 4/6/1902
EURON - headstones for Father and Mother, monument tipped over - unreadable.
FORSYTH, Lena 1878 - 1953 (buried on Barker Lot)
FROSCH, Johann M. b. 2/13/1873, d. 8/28/1905
GROSMANN, Phillip G. 1822 - 1881
HARRIS, Minnie - daughter of Earl & R.E. Harris - d. 6/2/1891 age 10
HAUSER, Philip d. 1888 (age illegible)
HAYES, John L. 1850 - 1926
HOLMES, Dr. Anson Herkimer d. 2/8/1895
HORTON, Iram 1850 - 1910 (Father)
HURLEY, James P. d. 12/9/1901, age 67 (Civil War Vet.)
INESON, Abraham b. 10/5/1845, d. 4/27/1923
INGRAHAM, Ellen P. 1849 - 1895
JOHNSON, William 1832 - ( not inscribed)
KELLER, Gustave d. 8/23/1892, age 20
KIRKWOOD, Duncan 1868 (or 63?)-1903
KLOCK, Charles P. d. 3/11/1887 age 39 yrs., 10 mos., 13 days - Son of Alexander & Nancy Klock
KRUEGER, Andereas I. b. 10/20/1842 d. 7/11/1897
KURZBACH, Charlotte 1825 - 1904 (marked Mother - buried with C. Volkman)
LAKE, Peter d. 5/30/1896, age 52
LEE, Mary Ellen d. 2/14/1888, age 20 yrs, 5 mos., 14 days
LEE, Joseph, born in England b. 9/2/1830, d. 9/17/1908
LEWIS, Matthew1883 - 1883
LYNCH, William C. d. 2/12/1915 age 82 (Civil War Vet.)
MARKIE Stones marked Father & Mother - no dates or other names
MOODY, John W. d. 7/30/1865 age 19 (Civil War Vet.)
NICHOLS, Clarissa A. d. 2/3/1875, age 78 (buried on Wilcox Lot) also
O'ROURKE, Mary 1878 - 1896 (Buried on Grosmann Lot)
PAUTH, Charles d. 8/4/1906, age 62 (Civil War Vet)
PHELPS, Willard S.1854 - 1888
POOLE, James N. 1855 - 1925 (Father)
PROSS, George Adam b. 10/27/1835 d. 6/7/1910
RAME, Frederick 1839 - 1923
RISER, Henry W. d. 9/21/1892 age 1 yr., 6 mos.
ROEDEL, Ludwig 1840 - 1910
SCHULTZ, Albert M.1893 - 1918
SHELDON, Mae E. 1886 - 1916 ( buried on Kirkwood Lot)
SHIRMAN, Martin S.b. 2/11/1845 d. 3/4/1917
SIMPSON, George M. 1854 - 1935
SMITH, Frank P. b. 6/6/1852 - d. 12/31/1882 (son of Ezra & Almira Smith)
SNELL, O'Riley d. 4/3/1896 age 62 (Civil War Vet)
STEVENSON, Sarah 1858 - 1882 (buried on Grosmann Lot)
STOCKBURGER, Katherine Roedel 1863 - 1900
STROUP, Mary A. no dates (buried on Grosmann Lot)
TEETZ, George b. 1/17/1871 - d. 7/6/1952 (buried on Krueger Lot)
UPRIGHT, Frank d. 6/24/1884 age 25
VALENTA, Peter 1891 - 1932 (World War I Vet)
VOLKMAN, C. d. 3/2/1888 age 30 (buried with mother, Charlotte Kurzbach)
VOLZ, Jacob J. b. 3/14/1818 - d. 2/21/1886
WAGNER, August b. 8/18/1849 - d. 3/1/1922
WAGNER, John 1849 - not inscribed
WALDON, George d. 6/8/1899 age 34
WALRATH, Barney d. 2/22/1897 age 77 (Civil War Vet)
WALRATH, John H. d. 3/23/1888 age 63 (Civil War Vet)
WECKESSER, Andrew, b. at Boxberg, Baden, Germany 11/7/1833 d. 11/24/19? [Note: further info cut off in copy]
WELSBY, Russell A. 1913 - 1929
WERNER, Frederick 1840 - 1902
WILCOX, Isaiah d. 7/1/1844 age 82
WORMUTH, (no name) dau of A. & E. Wormuth, d. 9/11/1868 age 1-7-9
Also other monuments which are tipped over and unreadable.
[Transcriber's Note: A list of Civil War Veterans, some of whose markers are not upright or readable, but are known to be buried in the Wilcox Cemetery, is on a separate listing at the bottom of this page.]
Additions to WILCOX CEMETERY records
(Located in the woods back of the Slovak Cemetery, Little Falls, New York.)
It is an abandoned cemetery off East Monroe St. Ext., Little Falls, NY.
DAVENPORT, Mary 1858 - 1917
GOODALE, William T. 1857 - 1916
GURMAN, William "father" 1873 - 1960
LACOMB, John, d. 9/24/1895 age 35 years
MARTIN, Andrew 1854- 1893 (buried on Goodale Lot)
OWENS, William P., d. 2/3/1905 age 39 years.
PHELPS, Dormer H. 1832 - 1893
SHIPMAN, Warren J., b. 2/11/1845, d. 5/4/1917
WETZER, Henry 1839 - 1906
also, STANKA, John 1866----
(inasmuch as Stanka sounds as though it might be a Slovak name I did not include this family on the other lists, but since Lyda Stanka was a town 'Character' the Historical Society of Little Falls might wish to know where she was buried.)
A letter written 47 years ago, kept on file with the cemetery list. Perhaps this list was made by the City Historian? It appears that Mr. Siep, to whom the letter was addressed, was in charge of marking graves for a local veterans' organization or historical group.
13 West Monroe St.
Mr. Oscar Siep
Yesterday afternoon, I was up in the old Wilcox Cemetery, checking some dates on stones, and was surprised to find the old cemetery had been adandoned, and overgrown with trees and weeds. I was talking to Elmer Munk, and he told me that you were now in charge of the grave decorating and I noticed that there were still quite a number of flags, remaining, after three months. It must be quite a job, in that tangled underbrush, to find the graves that should be decorated.
For your convenience, here is a list of Civil War Veterans, according to my files, who are buried here:
Huldah Clemens Monument decorated
James Hurley "
Seward Quackenbush "
Peter Lake "
Warren Shipman "
William Lynch "
No monuments visible, today ----------
Some of the above grave markers may be there, but have fallen over, and are overgrown with weeds. I recall that I visited the abandoned cemetery of Beardslee Mills, twenty years ago, and counted a hundred markers. Last summer, I again visited it, and couldn't locate half that number.
Transcriber's Footnote: "My husband, Bernard Grainer, was certain he had some of his Goodbread ancestors buried in this cemetery but could not find any list on the web anywhere, so I, his wife, Winifred Perry Grainer, decided to try getting the list from the Little Falls Historical Society - with the promise that I would then get it published to the web. Well, I have to say we were somewhat dismayed at the fact that yes, Solomon Goodbread, a Civil War Veteran, is listed as being buried here, but, none of his other family members are listed. What ever happened to his first wife, Anna Southwick, and his second wife, Eliza Taylor Tubbs?? Well, that gives us something more to ponder. Bernie is looking for Goodbreds(Goodbreads), Suits, Grainers, Davis ancestors. All of whom are of German origin. Hope this listing is of help to others. Happy Hunting, The Grainers."
If you can help with information about Solomon, Anna, and Eliza, please contact Winnie directly. (Please do not email for information about people buried in this cemetery.)
|*** IMPORTANT *** This listing was typed from a photocopy available at the Little Falls Historical Society and graciously donated by Winnie Grainer. We don't know who the original reader of the headstones was or when this cemetery reading was made. All spellings, and the inconsistent methods of recording information and punctuation are as in the original. We thank you in advance for directing ALL inquiries about this cemetery, location, condition, and persons listed to the Little Falls Historical Society or to the historians at the Herkimer County Historical Society. Please do not email the coordinators of this site or the contributor as we have no further information.|
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