City of Mattoon
Cemetery Deed Records
for Dodge Grove Cemetery
1868-1885
©Transcribed by Kim Torp


These are the actual cemetery deeds and were signed by both the mayor and city clerk of Mattoon through the years. The deeds are a printed form that have blanks to fill in (see below for the wording of the deed) The individual's name is hand written 4 times within the document, so this has helped for accuracy in transcribing. Names are occasionally spelled differently within the same document. As with all online or printed transcriptions, you are advised to check the original records for yourself. This microfilm can be ordered through HeritageQuest.com, roll number V141-85


Wording of Cemetery Deed:

The City of Mattoon, in consideration of the sum of _ (1 - amount) dollars, paid by __(2 - name)__ in conformity with the provisions of the Ordinance of the City of Mattoon, establishing the DODGE GROVE CEMETERY, hereby grants, bargains, sells and conveys unto the said Lot numbered _(3) in Division numbered _(4)__ in the DODGE GROVE CEMETERY, in the City of Mattoon, and also as Platted and Recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Coles and State of Illinois.
To Have and to Hold, the same with its appurtenances unto the said __[repeats name]_ heirs and assigns forever, for a Place of Burial, and for No Other Use or Purpose Whatsoever; subject, nevertheless, to such general rules and regulations as the City Council of said City may from time to time adopt and establish and the City of Mattoon hereby covenants with the said __[repeats names]__ heirs and assigns, that the Dodge Grove Cemetery, as Platted and Recorded as a foresaid, shall forever be kept and preserved as a place of burial of the dead of said City.
In Testimony Whereof,
I ____ Mayor of said City of Mattoon, have hereunto set my hand and caused the Corporate Seal of said City to be affixed this the ___ day of ___ A.D. __5_

___________ Mayor
Attest: _____________ City Clerk


Mayors and City Clerks:

Mayor 1868: W.C. Cunningham. City Clerk: W.O. Ellis
Mayor 1870: Alonzo Eaton. City Clerk: J.A. Richardson
Mayor as of July 14, 1871: R.H. McFadden City Clerk: James A. Richardson
Mayor as of 24 Oct 1885: W.B. Dunlap. City clerk John J. Goodyear
Mayor as of 18 Mar 1872: John F. Scott. City Clerk: W.H. Craddock
City Clerk as of Feb 4, 1873: H.P. Coppage
City Clerk as of 13 April 1874: W.R. Runyon
City Clerk as of Jan 15, 1875: H.P. Coppage
Mayor as of 16 apr 1875: M.E. Boyd
City Clerk as of 16 Apr 1875: James Williams
Mayor as of 3 May 1876: Theo Jonte
City Clerk Pro Tem Jul 14 1876: H.M. Ritter
City Clerk as of 25 Feb 1876: S.A. Cartmell
Mayor as of 20 Mar 1877: Theo Jonte. City Clerk: S.A Cartmell
Mayor as of 17 Apr 1877: Frank Garthwaite. City Clerk: Ira B. Jackson
Mayor as of 3 May 1878: Abram Hasbrouck. City Clerk: Ira B. Jackson
Mayor as of 2 July 1879: J.B. Benefiel. City Clerk: John S. Goodyear
Mayor as of 2 June 1881: G.T. or F. Kilner. City Clerk: John S. Goodyear
Mayor as of 21 May 1883: C.G. Mae. City Clerk: John S. Goodyear
Acting Mayor on 13 Sep 1883: M.A. Wheeler
Mayor as of 8 May 1885: W.B. Dunlap, City Clerk: John S. Goodyear


Item at the start of the microfilm:

Mattoon
Dec 31, 1924
[Typed]: This is to certify that the official lot record of Dodge Grove Cemetery, on page 4, book one (1) show Libbon Showmaker to be the owner of the Southwest 1/4 of Lot no. 50, Division 3 and Wilson Scott to the owner of the remainder 3/4 of lot 50 Division 3.
George Kemper, City Sexton

Handwritten below the above typed statement: Transfered from Wilson Scott deceased to Charles R. Bilgert by Carrie S. Gilbert Dec. 29th 1924. Executrix of the last will and testament of Wilson Scott. Robert T. Elliot, City Clerk

Handwritten below the above handwritten statement: Transferred from Charles R. Gilbert to the heirs of Wilson Scott deceased, Dec. 29th, 1924. Robert T. Elliott, City Clerk.

1
Fee Paid

2
Deed Holder

3
Lot

4
Division

5
Date of Deed

12.00 S.S. Baldwin 102 3 9 Jul 1868
12.00 Frances K. Lafever 87 4 9 Jul 1868
12.00 Hannah Crow 99 3 9 Jul 1868
5.00 C.V. Lewis 100 100 (sic) 9 Jul 1868
10.00 Rufus B. Aye 93 4 9 Jul 1868
2.00 Michael Maloney 100 3 9 Jul 1868
8.00 Peter Voris 53 3 9 Jul 1868
10.00 Nathan Luider 77 3 9 Jul 1868
12.00 Jerry Toles 23 3 9 Jul 1868
10.00 Fred Kruzel 78 3 9 Jul 1868
8.00 William R. Sackville 43 3 9 Jul 1868
2.00 Patrick Dooley ½ 62 3 9 Jul 1868
5.00 William J. Stotts 60 3 9 Jul 1868
2.00 Luke Birgen ½ 62 3 9 Jul 1868
12.00 William R. Payne 48 3 9 Jul 1868
6.00 James H. Thomas 94 3 25 Jul 1868
10.00 Benjamin A. Aldridge, transferd A. Emaus 175 3 25 Aug 1868
8.00 Wm. M. Mullenhoff 75 3 25 Aug 1868
5.00 W.H. Peirce 164 3 3 Nov 1868
6.00 Lydia Ann Washington 6 4 20 May 1870
10.00 Philander Jones 98 3 26 May 1870
8.00 John Q. James 108 4 26 May 1870
6.00 Samuel Owings 41 3 26 May 1870
10.00 Mary Ann Honis 10 4 26 May 1870
5.00 Richard McMahoan 64 3 2 Jun 1870
10.00 F.X. Wachtler 7 4 9 June 1870
10.00 Isaac N. Wilson 72 3 17 Jun 1870
12.00 Charles W. Robb 73 3 17 Jun 1870
10.00 William Ownby & Franklin Wariner 39 4 27 May 1870
5.00 Charles W. Price 59 3 15 July 1870
5.00 B.F. South 176 4 15 July 1870
10.00 Stephen Coddington 13 4 13 July 1870
10.00 Isaac V. Coddington 42 4 13 July 1870
10.00 William H. Craddock 51 3 12 Aug 1870
5.00 Mary Welsh 33 3 12 Aug 1870
6.00 William S. Harris 29 3 25 Aug 1870
6.00 Lewis Butler 30 3 1 Sep 1870
8.00 John Fletcher 57 4 1 Sep 1870
8.00 E. Parmelee 131 3 23 Sep 1870
8.00 Willis Walkup 56 4 23 Sep 1870
5.00 Wilis M. Ward 150 4 23 Sep 1870
5.00 John S. Williams 48 3 23 Sep 1870
8.00 A.J. Chadowin (alternately spelled within the same document as CHADOW) 66 4 16 Nov 1870
5.00 Hugh Alfkin (Alfrin?) 52 4 16 Nov 1870
8.00 Robert Chapman 27 3 16 Nov 1870
8.00 Benjamin L. Capen 132 3 6 Nov 1870
8.00 H.W. Baker

Handwritten across the top of the page:

"Transfered to J. Stanley Weis by Ira O. Baker and wife, Angie Ewing and Horatio F. Baker June 11th, 1924. Taken from May 12 1925 deed"

"Transfered to Frank Hill by J. Stanley Weis and Catherine G. Weis April 28, 1925. Taken from deed May 12, 1925"
31 4 16 Nov 1870
8.00 Benjamin L. Capen 132 3 16 Nov 1870
12.00 J.W. Doran 165 4 16 Nov 1870
12.00 Mrs. S.E. Cunningham 113 4 16 Nov 1870
10.00 Samuel C. Doran 38 4 16 Nov 1870
5.00 Minor F. Martin

Handwritten across the top of the page:
"Transfered to Benjamin N. Berry, Dec 28th, 1885 by Morris T. Martin and Mary A. Martin (Taken from deed May 24 1924) Robert T. Elliott, City Clerk")
32 3 2 Dec 1870
10.00 Samuel C Doran 38 4 16 Nov 1870
5.00 William J. Stotts 104 4 3 Dec 1870
8.00 Frank Garthwaite 44 3 3 Dec (no year noted, but probably 1870)
12.00 Rodolphus Hefferman 22 3 19 Jan 1871
10.00 George W. SMith 65 4 19 Jan 1871
8.00 W.H.K. Pile 67 4 19 Jan 1871
10.00 C.H. Kuder 18 3 19 Jan 1871
10.00 V.R. Bridges 12 4 19 Jan 1871
10.00 C.V. Lewis & transfred this day to T.W. Montague 103 3 23 Feb 1871
10.00 Charles Wortham 33 4 24 Mar 1871
6.00 Patrick Thomas
"West half transfered to C.G. Mae, Jan. 5, 1883 J.S. Goodyear, city clerk"
29 4 24 Mar 1871
10.00 Austin Mason 7 4 24 Mar 1871
5.00 Charles W. Roberts 111 3 24 Mar 1871
12.00 Edwin Wright 76 3 24 Mar 1871
5.00 Morris Cramer 91 3 24 Mar 1871
10.00 W. (M.?) W. Wilcox 46 3 24 Mar 1871
8.00 S.D. Dole & Bros. 30 4 24 Mar 1871
5.00 Charles Jones transfered to Sarah Jeogarden 142 3 1 Apr 1871
10.00 W.H. Lewis 104 3 14 July 1871
10.00 George W. Scott 156 3 14 July 1871
10.00 Phillip Worman 15 4 14 July 1871
5.00 Lucy Durham 154 4 14 July [no year, but probably 1871]
6.00 James Cox 28 4 14 July 1871
8.00 Z. Robertson 135 4 14 Jul 1871
8.00 L.C. Henly 58 4 14 July 1871
12.00 Alphus Hasbrouck transfred to J.W. Trimble 114 4 14 July 1871
12.00 George W. Miller 2 3 16 Oct 1871
8.00 W.S. Swartz 41 4 16 Oct 1871
5.00 George P. Lynn 57 3 16 Oct 1871
10.00 Marg Moury 4 3 16 Oct 1871
12.00 John W. & Mary E. Hanna 1 3 16 oct 1871
5.00 M. Norton and Ellen Bunch 34 3 16 Oct 1871
5.00 Harrison Arnold 129 4 16 Oct 1871
10.00 J.B. Harris 8 4 no date, but probably 16 Oct 1871
5.00 David Hughes

written across top of page: "north one half transfer to Abraham M. Gibler by Daivd Hughes, Mar. 12, 1925. (taken from deed April 24, 1925)"
37 4 16 Oct 1871
5.00 Jacob Anderson 26 4 16 Oct 1871
12.00 Allen Park
"West one half of this lot sold to Wm. & Henson McDuffy, and deed made by order of council Dec 16, 1872 W.H. Craddock, City Clerk"
25 3 16 Oct 1871
5.00 Barkley Igr 176 4 16 oct 1871
12.00 Trustees Coles Co. Lodge No .206 I.O. of O.F. 3 3 27 Nov 1871
6.00 R. Phelan 69, less the 4 feet N & S by 8 ft E & W 3 27 Nov 1871
10.00 Thos. Lidster 5 3 27 Nov 1871
10.00 William Cree 16 3 27 Nov 1871
10.00 Leroy F. Bailey 19 3 27 Nov 1871
10.00 Charles Minor 6 3 27 Nov 1871
10.00 German Lodge No. 414 9 4 14 Dec 1871
10.00 John Kellerman 17 3 14 Dec 1871
10.00 Mrs. D.W. Sain 8 3 19 Jan 1872
5.00 Patrick Mullen & John McFarland 85 3 19 Jan 1872
5.00 George Dalton 31 3 19 Jan 1872
5.00 J.F. Lawson 20 3 19 Jan 1872
10.00 John O. McCelland 26 3 19 Jan 1872
5.00 James Balbaugh 12 3 19 Jan 1872
10.00 Eli P. Ashbrook

"Transfered to S.D. Barber and transfered to William M. Champion Oct. 22, 1874, Robert T. Elliott City Clerk.
Perpetual care contract issued to Wm. M. Champion Aug. 26, 1908. Taken from contract May 31, 1924. Robert T. Elliott, City Clerk"
7 3 2 Feb [no year noted, but probably 1872]
5.00 Christopher Nott 45 4 2 Feb 1872
12.00 J.O. Rudy 24 3 2 Feb 1872
10.00 D.S. McIntyre

"North 1/2 of lot 15 in section (3) transfered to Kathrine H. McIntyre June 2, 1924 by Anna Haseltine McIntyre, widow of D.S. McIntyre. Taken from deed June 21, 1924. Robert T. Elliott, City clerk"

"Transfered from D.S. McIntyre and wife to D.T. McIntyre August 29, 1902 (taken from deed July 3, 1924). Robert Elliott, City clerk"
15 3 2 Feb [no year listed, but probably 1872]
8.00 George McKee 40 4 2 Feb 1872
15.00 [this is a different type of form than the others]

Valentine Schlicher

"This deed was transferred to Mrs. J.E. Barry, this 28th day of September 1905. Signed by Val. Schlicher"
fractional part of lot 92 1 24 Oct 188? (5 or 8?)
20.00 E. Noyes 9 and 14 3 no date but probably February of 1872
8.00 Mrs. E.J. Bennefiel 28 3 15 Feb 1872
8.00 Fletcher Miller 161 4 1 Mar 1872
5.00 James F. Helton 78 4 1 mar 1872
10.00 Heirs of Mathew Riley 123 3 1 Mar 1872
5.00 D.S. Wicoff 103 4 1 mar 1872
10.00 Luther Adams 25 4 18 May [no year noted but probably 1872]
5.00 Charles R. Wallace 70 4 29 May 1872
6.00 Malinda Rodgers 43 4 5 June [no year noted but probably 1872]

8.00 Miss Mary Barnes 70 3 6 Sep [no year noted but probably 1872]
10.00 R.M. White 77 4 6 Sep 1872
15.00 R. Thomas 16 4 6 Sep 1872
15.00 W.S. (L.?) Krug Co 4 4 6 Sep 1872
10.00 William Burriss
(transfered to Jerry Cronan by order of Mr. Wm. Burriss, Aug. 3, 1881)
150 4 6 Sep 1872
10.00 C. Kaily 178 4 6 Sep 1872
15.00 W.H. Fought 18, "mistake No (19)" 4 4 Oct 1872
10.00 James Jones

"As no money has been paid on this deed it is declared by the Council of the City of Mattoon that this deed be expunged from the record by order of City Council. H.W. Coppage, City Clerk"
27 4 4 Oct 1872
10.00 S. G. Auger 98 4 4 Oct [no year listed, but probably 1872]
10.00 James J. Higdon 175 4 4 Oct 1872
10.00 M. Cyphers 102 4 4 Oct 1872
10.00 C. Michaels 128 4 4 Oct 1872
10.00 Dr. Layton 72 4 4 Oct 1872
7.00 Wm. Smith 18 4 11 Oct 1872
10.00 Orange Huffman 46 4 15 Oct 1872
10.00 T.C. South 17 4 13 Nov 1872
10.00 E. Winters 51 4 13 Nov 1872
10.00 Albert Veach 124 4 2 Dec 1872
10.00 Wm. Walsh 129 3 19 Dec [no date listed, but probably 1872]
15.00 C. Loyd Smith 13 3 19 Dec 1872
5.00 Valentine Schlicher south one half of 76 4 3 Feb 1873
10.00 David T. Nichols 73 4 17 Jan 1872
20.00 Geo Beatty 16 2 Feb 4 1873
25.00 Ira James 17 2 10 Mar 1873
6.00 William Summerville 42 4 21 Mar 1873
10.00 R.K. Norville 45 3 2 Apr 1873
5.00 J.W. Joice 76 4 7 May 1873
10.00 J.J. Ashworth 52 3 8 May 1873
7.00 Willard Center South ½ 27 4 27 May 1873
7.00 John Judgwood 65 3 30 May 1873
12.00 Chas Manning 49 3 2 Jun [no year listed, but probably 1873]
20.00 Jennie B. Wilson 27 2 3 Jun [no year listed, but probably 1873]
10.00 Morris Dunn 5 4 4 Jun 1873
15.00 Richard Gaven 46 2 11 Jun 1873
18.00 Robert Cunningham 52 2 7 Jul 1873
20.00 John Voight 26 2 7 Jul [no year listed, but probably 1873]
20.00 Mathias Allcot 31 2 8 Jul 1873
50.00 Dr. R.S. Payne 3 2 23 Aug 1873
20.00 Mrs. H.H. Eager 28 2 22 Aug 1873
20.00 S.G. Tiley 29 2 4 Sep 1873
10.00 Theodore Hill ½ 99 4 11 Sep 1873
12.00 Edward Baker 47 3 24 Sept [no year listed, but probably 1873]
15.00 Lawrence Welch 119 2 6 Oct 1873
10.00 Eliza Fisher 3 4 6 Oct [no year listed, but probably 1873]
7.00 Andy Mahan 27 4 15 Oct [no year listed, but probably 1873]
20.00 Anna B. Lee 39 2 12 Nov 1873
3.00 Miss Jennie McKrustry ½ 42 3 23 Oct 1873
3.00 Mariah Trimble ½ of 42 3 23 Oct 1873
25.00 Ira James 17 2 6 Dec 1873
10.00 Thomas Donnel 59 4 5 Jan 1874
10.00 Mrs. Sarah mcCloskey 47 24 25 Feb 1874
20.00 John Reynolds 40 2 10 Mar 1874
15.00 Isaac R. Thomas 2 4 20 Mar 1874
5.00 Hiram Starr 8 x 10 east one half 18 4 20 Mar 1874
10.00 Wm Burgess 14 4 2 Apr 1874
10.00 Wm. H. House 75 4 10 Apr 1874
5.00 A.J. Bruning east half of 11 3 13 Apr 1874
15.00 R. L. Webb 20 4 28 May 1874
20.00 Levi Keys 51 2 1 Jul 1874
5.00 Sarah Hoy

"Cancelled by Ord Council"
south ½ 99 4 29 Jul 1874
12.00 W.F. Miller south ½ 18 2 10 Aug 1874
8.00 James Ballentine 68 4 10 Aug 1874
12.00 Edward Walsh south ½ 20 2 14 Sep 1874
10.00 William Amor 127 4 20 oct 1874
8.00 John Frederick in 1865

"A new deed and same recorded by order of City Council at a regular meeting held November 16, 1874"
96 3 19 Nov 1874
5.00 Sylvester D. Barber (on 9th day November 1864)

"A new deed and same recorded by order of City Council at a regular meeting held November 16, 1874"
104 3 19 Nov 1874
10.00 J.H. Shibley 49 4 4 Dec 1874
6.00 Joseph Boyle on 27th day of Oct A.D. 1865

"A new deed and same recorded by order of City Council at a regular meeting held November 16, 1874"
159 3 7 Dec 1874
12.00 Gorman & Gorman north ½ of 20 2 7 Dec 1874
10.00 Mrs. Angeline Reed 21 4 15 Jan 1875
10.00 Byron T. Kester 84 4 3 February 1875
10.00 C.E. Roughton, John Rush & L.H. Rush 152 4 4 Feb 1875
10.00 J.O. Silvers Esq. 21 3 5 Feb 1875
5.00 Nelson W. Ames 84 3 8 Feb 1875
5.00 Chas Watson south ½ 24 4 16 Apr 1875
5.00 J.M (or W.?). McKinstry 71 4 16 Apr 1874
10.00 Wm. J. Majors 48 4 11 May 1875
10.00 Thomas J. Morrison 24 4 24 May 1875
20.00 Edwin James 36 2 30 Jun 1875
10.00 Mary Schruck 100 4 16 Jul 1875
20.00 Martha Roberts 23 2 13 Nov 1875
15.00 Wm. Anderson & H.C. Helton 1 4 16 Nov 1875
5.00 Henry Mirrow south ½ of lot 50 4 13 Nov 1875
10.00 T. Fitzpatrick 153 4 30 Nov 1875
20.00 Jacob Jefferson 30 2 27 Dec 1875
10.00 Wm. thompson 58 3 17 Jan 1876
3.00 John Wilson 50 4 17 Jan 1876
20.00 David R. Mock 50 2 17 Jan 1876
20.00 Wm. H. Cook 24 2 17 Jan 1876
10.00 Chas and Ed Luidig south half of lot # 37 2 17 Jan 1876
10.00 L. D. Weaver south half of lot 32 2 24 Jan 1876
20.00 Hunt & Slover 42 2 24 Jan 1876
37.50 A Hasbrouck west half of lot #1 2 3 mar 1876
40.00 Cornelius Crowner 2 2 22 Mar 1876
5.00 N.B. Prettyman
"conveyed to him by J.H. Shibley"
east half of lot #49 4 28 Mar 1876
20.00 Margrett Fowler 44 2 3 May 1876
10.00 L.B. French south ½ of lot # 34 2 3 May 1876
20.00 A.N. Lambert 35 2 15 Apr 1876
15.00 John R. Turner 62 2 29 May 1876

15.00 Henry Edgar 63 2 24 May 1876
[none listed] John Souls 22 4 20 May 1876
10.00 William Bomberg south half of lot #32 2 14 Jul 1876
8.00 Thomas Cashman 113 2 25 Feb 1876
20.00 John Pope 33 2 1 Sep 1876
25.00 James B. Currens south half of lot #41 2 27 Jun 1876
15.00 Henry Edgar 63 2 13 Sep 1876
10.00 Noe Smithley north half of lot #38 2 19 Oct 1876
23.00 Terrence Hefferman ½ lot #5 2 [no date listed but probably Oct 1876]
10.00 Harry Coulter north half of lot #41 2 24 Oct 1876
22.00 Jacob Bush north half of lot #43 2 10 May 1877
10.00 Mrs. Center 49 2 [no date listed, but probably Oct-Nov 1876]
10.00 John Zwahlen north half of lot #45 2 [no date listed, but probably Oct-Nov 1876]
10.00 L. Stragle south half of lot #38 2 16 Nov 1876
10.00 A. Stewart 49 2 9 Dec 1876
14.00 Mattoon Lodge No. 260 AF & AM 134 4 1 Jan 1877
10.00 A.H. Wooderson

"Assignment is made without witness on date presented by and returned to F.M. Hanley - Herbert Walsy, CIty Clerk"

"Assignment of this property without date filed Feb 24 1920. Assigned to Mary Bugenhagen by A.H. Wooderson. Herbert Walsh, City clerk"
suth half of lot #45 2 6 Jan 1877
10.00 James Jameson south half of lot #41 2 28 Feb 1877
25.00 Thos Eversfield south half of lot #11 2 20 Mar 1877
10.00 Ephram Jennings west half of lot #6 2 20 Mar 1877
12.00 Orran C. Hoddy north half lot 18 2 10 Aug 1874 (sic)
10.00 Hugo Eilensteine (also spelled Eilenstiene) south half lot 48 2  20 Mar (no year noted, probably 1877)
10.00 Daniel Baldridge south half lot 43 2 20 Mar 1877
10.00 Ira B. Jackson north half lot 43 2 17 Apr 1877
 11.00 Samuel Smith north half lot 65 4 1 Mar 1877
1.00 W.B. Dunlap south half lot 62 4 1 May 1877
38.00 E.B. McClure southwest quarter lot 7 2 18 May 1877
20.00 John (W., N. or U.?) King south half lot 93 3 25 May 1877
25.00 James H. Brown south half lot 93 3 25 May 1877
19.00 Z.J. Frost S.E. quarter of lot 6 2 26 Jun 1877
10.00 John Savage north half lot 47 2  15 Sept 1877
10.00 James Hauley (Hanley?) south half lot 47 2 15 Sep 1877
38.00 Mrs. Marion Steele N.W. ¼ lot 7 2 6 Oct 1877
15.00 Jacob Thomas 64 2 6 Oct 1877
10.00 Samuel Weiser north half lot 34 2 6 oct 1877
18.00 Eliza B. Patterson 53 2 6 oct 1877
40.00 J.S. Richmond 10.00 2 6 Oct 1877
18.00 Frederick Kneble 54 2 21 Nov 1877
10.00 S.H. McElroy north half lot 48 2 2 Feb 1878
25.00 Martha P. Kern north half lot 11 2 6 Feb 1878
20.00 Aron Cook 74 2 16 Feb 1878
10.00 Joseph Carter south half lot 46 2  13 Mar 1878  
38.00 Joseph H. Clark west half of lot 9 2 3 May 1878
10.00 William Becker 97 3 5 Jun [no year listed, but probably 1878]
former deed supposed to be lost, now on record in name  James Balentine 68 4 5 June 1878
4.00 Daniel Cashman SW ¼ of lot 113 2 18 Jul 1878
4.00 Mrs. Mary Cashman SE ¼ of lot 113 2 18 Jul 1878
17.00 Mr. W.H. Paugh south half of lot 12 2 30 Oct 1878
19.00 Wm. H. Parrish NE ¼ of lot 6 2 6 Nov 1878
19.00 Daniel Shea southeast ¼ of lot 9 2 12 Feb 1879
19.00 Wm. H. Parrish NE ¼ of lot 6 2 6 Nov 1878
19.00 Hugh Callahan NE ¼ lot 9 2 2 Apr 1879
"This indenture witnesseth that the grantors James F. Helton and Esther Helton, His wife, of City of Mattoon... in consideration fo the sum of 9.00 in hand paid, conveys and warrants to Thomas Donnell of the City of Mattoon.... the following described real estate to wit: Lot #78 in Division # 4 in the Dodge Grove Cemetery.... James F. Helton reserving to himself the north one fourth of said lot situated in the County of Coles... hereby releasing and waiving all rights under and by virtue of the homestead exemption laws of this state."  13 Apr 1878
"This indenture witnesseth that the grantors Thomas Donnell and Letitia Donnell, his wife, of City of Mattoon... in consideration fo the sum of 10.00 in hand paid, conveys and warrants to Sarah C. Ford of the City of Mattoon.... the following described real estate to wit: Lot #78 in Division # 4 in the Dodge Grove Cemetery.... excepting however the north one fourth of said lot being the part hereto for reserved by James F. Helton situated in the County of Coles... reserving all rights by virtue of the homestead exemption laws of this state." 4 Feb 1879
19.00 John Granger northwest ¼ of lot 8 2 2 July [no year listed, but probably 1879]
19.00 George Kilner, M.D.  southwest ¼ of lot 8 2 8 Jul 1879
10.00  William Nash north half of lot 46 2 27 Aug 1879
9.00 Mary Tulley south half lot 55 2 27 Aug 1879
9.00 Thomas J. Bryant north half lot 54 2 27 Aug [no year listed, but probably 1879]
15.00 John Ryle 65 2 6 Sep 1879
25.00 John H. Wood north half lot 4 2 9 Sep 1879
30.00 T.P. C. Lane 13 2 9 Jan 1880
28.00 ?? Ritter west half lot 14 2 21 Jan 1880
37.00 G.E. Colson east half lot 8 2 no date [probably 1880]
20.00 Henry Michael 73 2 8 Apr 1880
28.00 W.S. McKee & Libb G. Metler

"This deed surrendered and two new deed made out Feb 11, 1892. Deed to west half to Lottie C. McKee. Deed to east half to W.S. McKee & Libb G. Strain. Chas. Hogue, City Clerk"
west half of lot 14 2 13 Apr 1880
none listed J.L. Shoup & L.S. Bennett [the next line says L.D. Bennett] 61  2 5 May 1880
27.00  James Gilduff east half of lot 14 2 no date listed [probably between May & Aug of 1880]
15.00 H.C. Siusibaugh 66 2 [probably between May & Aug of 1880]
10.00 Jacob S. Anderson south half of lot 70 2 18 Aug 1880
10.00  Thomas Anderson south half of lot 60 2 18 Aug 1880
20.00 R.H. Snyder 72 2 18 Aug 1880
20.00 D.H. Oblinger 69 2 6 Oct 1880
10.00 John J. Martin south half of lot 59 2 6 Oct 1880
10.00  William Guyotte south half of lot 57 2 6 Oct 1880
20.00 J.R. Tobey 88 2 11 Oct 1880
20.00 O.C. Hoddy 68 2 11 Oct 1880
20.00 Patrick Hennessy 89 2 no date listed [probably between Oct & Nov of 1880]
20.00 Thomas Flynn 87 2 [probably between Oct & Nov of 1880]
10.00 Mrs. Charlotte Malinder north half of lot 67 2 23 Nov 1880
10.00 Marx Thode south half of lot 93 2 23 Nov 1880
27.00 Webb Ross east half of lot 15 2 16 Dec 1880
20.00  John Switzer & his wife Eliza A. Switzer  94 2 24 Feb 1881
20.00 John W. Woods 95 2 no date listed, but probably early in 1881
10.00 C.B. Harrel north half of lot 92 2 7 Apr 1881
10.00 Robert Redding south half of lot 81 2 18 April 1881
10.00 Michael Conlon north half of lot 86 2 18 Apr 1881
10.00 John J. Martin

transfered to Louis Rosherpiler (?) January 24, 1882
north half of lot 59 2 2 June 1881
50.00  J.R. Duncan 99 2 2 Jun 1881
15.00 Adolphus Figenbum  118 2 2 Jun 1881
18.00 William Kemp 48 2 13 Jul 1881
"The surrender of deed from William Hayes" Henry Neimeyer south three fourths of lot 163 3  25 Jul 1881
18.00 Frederick Block 85 2 3 Aug 1881
6.00 Mrs. Alice Brady south half of lot 74 2 3 Aug 1881
10.00 H.B. Locke south half of lot 75 2 3 Aug 1881
the transfer of lot 157 from Wm. Brown to Jerry Cronan 157 4 3 Aug 1881
18.00 D.W. Allison 112 2 no date listed but probably Aug. 1881
20.00 G.W. Davies 114 2 16 Aug 1881
10.00 J.W. McCartney north half lot 60 2 27 Aug 1881
10.00 John Conlin south half lot 92 2 29 Aug 1881
10.00 Rawlin M. Woods south half of lot 83 2 3 Sep 1881
18.00 J.J. Walker 97 2 no date listed, but probably August 1881
18.00 R.G. McHenry

"SE 1 & SE 2 graves quitclaimed to Robert G. or Mary Sherer 10/18/91 by Doris M. Tomlin, only living heir of R.G. McHenry.

SW1 grave quitclaimed to Narina Jeannie Wood by Doris M. Tomlin, only living heir of R.G. McHenry 10/18/71. Charles E. White, City Clerk"
174 ??(can't read) no date listed, but probably August 1881
10.00 Ed Peck west half of lot 95 2 16 Aug 1881
18.00 A.E. Gibson
Transfered from John W. Woods
111 2 4 Oct 1881
10.00 J.R. Steele north half lot 83 2 6 Oct 1881
10.00 John Thode south half lot 93 2 28 Oct 1881
10.00 Martha T. Allen 98 2 28 Nov 1881
"transfer of the south half of lot 109 Division 3 by Mary Lemon" to O.W. Cox 109 3 3 Dec 1881
20.00 Harmony Lodge No. 551 I.O.O.F. at Mattoon

Transferred to P. & J. Anderson Jan 20, 1882 (or 4?)
71 2 4 Jan 1882
18.00 Elias Bean & William Frost 98 2 20 Jan 1882
20.00 P. & J. Anderson 71 2 20 Jan 1882
The transfer of J.J. Martin's interest to Louis Rothenpieler north half of lot 59 2 15 Apr 1882
10.00 Mrs. Sarah Barr north half of lot 70 2 15 Apr 1882
18.00 R.H. McFadden 96 2 28 Apr 1882
7.00 D.S. Chapman south half of 120 (?) 2 4 Jul 1882
7.00 John Shearman north half of 120 2 12 Jul 1882
20.00 James P. & Ruth Hasting 76 2 12 Aug 1882
10.00 A. Confer north half lot 93 2 (? can't read) no date listed, but probably Aug-Sep 1882
9.00 E. Mertz

"We the undersigned, the only surviving heirs of Eugene Mertz (deceased), hereby give permission to our Sister, Mrs. Tom O. (Charlotte) Evans, Jr., now residing at 21 Lanshire Dr., Texarkana, Tex., to be buried on lot 110, section 2, grave SW 1 in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, Il.. This lot is listed on the burial record at Dodge Grove Cemetery as purchased by Eugene Mertz on Sept 2, 1882. Eugene Mertz is the maternal grandfather of Charlotte Evans and all heirs whose signatures are listed below:
Elizabeth Park, James L. Reed, Harry E. Reed, Jr., Jane Conklin, Georgia Ball, Harriett Eckleman." [Transcriber's note: Dated Sept. 25, 1981 on Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home stationary (phone: 217-234-8828)]
south half of lot 110 2 2 Sep 1882
15.00 F. Wooley 121 2 4 Sep 1882
10.00 J.F. Daish south half of 82 2 21 Sep 1882
10.00 E.C. Keller north half of lot 82 2 21 Sep 1882
18.00 Jeff Reed 109 2 23 Oct 1882
7.00 P.M. Porter south half of lot 122 2 23 Oct 1882
15.00 M.L. Dodd 117 2 23 Oct 1882
18.00 Mrs. Elizabeth Arterburn 99 2 6 Nov 1882
9.00 H.F. Keely north half 110 2 6 Nov 1882
18.00 E.M. Gabbart 107 2 27 Dec 1882
18.00 J.W. Shrader 106 2 27 Dec 1882
35.00 C.G. Mae north half of 29 4 5 Jan 1883
18.00 Z.J. Baird 80 2 17 Jan 1883
15.00 J.D. Herkimer 123 2 9 Feb 1883
7.50 Mrs. Mary A. Code 122 2 9 Feb 1883
15.00 Samuel Boueff 124 2 10 Feb 1883
20.00 A. Paichett & O.L. Wilson 58 2 19 Feb 1883
18.00 Fanny Cunningham 100 2 28 Feb 1883
9.00 Calvin Austin south half of lot 108 2 10 Apr 1883
9.00 A.P. Wiles north half of lot 108 2 10 Apr 1883
18.00 C.S. King

"To Mr. Harold Rister, Chariman of Board of Directors of Dodge Grove Cemetery, 3375 Moultrie Ave, Mattoon, IL.
Dear Sir: This is to satisfy you that any heir of the late Charles Scott (C.S.) King may use the 5 lots east side of Lot 77, Division #2 in Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL, 61938.
These are unused plots and may possibly be used by Arthur D. King Jr and wife, Irma Peterson King or their heirs. Thank you.
Very truly yours
Mrs. George F. King
624 South 14th St. Mattoon, IL 61938"
77 2 10 Apr 1883
7.50 Bennett Beacham north half of lot 125 2 21 May 1883
16.00 Mary McCloskey 101 2 29 May 1883
20.00 Mrs. Luella A. Welch 105 2 5 Jun 1883
8.00 Simon Smith south half of 79 2 5 Jun 1883
"Issued as duplicate. Original claimed to of been burned. Sextons record shows that No. 111 was issued to the said C.W. Roberts" C.W. Roberts

(next two lines have name as C.H. Roberts)
111 3 6 Jun 1883
15.00 Thomas Davis 126 2 7 Jun 1883
16.00 James E. Binns 102 2 7 Jun 1883
  "This indenture witnesseth that the Grantor, Ruby Binns, only surviving heir of James E. Binns of Bakersfield, county of Kern, California, for and in consideration of the sum of 1 dollar convey and quit claim to John W. or Aleta V. Sparks of the City of Mattoon, the SE 1 and SE 2 grave spaces in Lot 102, section 2 in the Dodge Grove Cemetery as platted and recorded......." 27 Jul 1973
8.00 William Branham north half of 103 2 7 Jun 1883
8.00 William H. Soles south half of 103 2 16 Jun 1883
7.50 A.O. Fortsman south half of lot 125 2 23 Jun 1883
25.00 C.A. Saubom 22 ? 29 Jun 1883
20.00 J.E. Webb 57 2 3 July 1883
10.00 Nicholas Robson south half of lot 89 1 13 Sep 1883
10.00 John G. McPherson north half of lot 89 1 13 Sep 1883
20.00 H. Vandarin 94 1 13 Sep 1883
10.00 George J. Schroeder south half lot 93 1 13 Sep 1883
12.00 David S. Quick east half lot 19 -- 13 Sep 1883
20.00 James E. Mathers 56 2 14 Nov 1883
8.00 James Atkinson north half of lot 79 2 23 Nov 1883
20.00 Sarah Ballard 95 1 14 Mar 1884
10.00 David M. Wells north half lot 93 1 14 Mar 1884
20.00 N.B. Copland 96 1 14 Mar 1884
10.00 Mrs. L. (or S.?) Anderson

"June 5, 1947 - Eliza Williams, Indpls, Ind. & Anna Dunn & Mae Coleman of St. Louis, Mo. quitclaimed N 1/2 of lot 81, ? 2 to J.H. Dunn."

"The grantor Doris Dunn, surviving widow of J.H. Dunn of the City of Champaign, IL...convey and quit claim to Beatrice C. Cobble whose addres is 414 W. Beardsley, Champaign, IL all interest in the W 1/2 of the N1/2 and the N.E. grave and the E. center grave of the N 1/2 of Lot no. 81, division no. 2, in Dodge Grove cemetery. Dated this 18th day of April 1977."
north half of lot 81 2 14 Mar 1884
20.00 H.M. Dickson 65 1 no date listed, but probably 1884
20.00 Fred Luth (Suth?) 87 1 28 May 1884
20.00 Heirs of Theodore Hermans 76 1 3 Jun 1884
12.50 Mrs. Sarah Lafever west half of lot 19 2 23 July 1884
10.00 John Scott north half of lot 80 1 23 July 1884
20.00 W.E. Robinson 97 1 26 -- 1884
10.00 Mrs. Elander Noble south half of 77 1 8 Sep 1884
20.00 Martin Gray, Robert Gray, George Gray and John Gray "Gray Brothers" 75 1 8 Sep 1884
10.00 Lawrance McNair south half lot 78 1 29 Jan 1885
20.00 John C. Baker 66 1 15 Apr 1885
10.00 Thomas McCormick 51 1 8 May 1885
10.00 S.B. Sanders west ½ lot 71 1 8 May 1885
9.00 John Earls s ½ lot 80 1 no date noted, but probably May 1885
20.00 Mrs. J. Brodie 89 1 18 May 1885
7.50 T. Robertson north half of lot 6 1 18 May 1885
6.00 A.R. & C.E. Bales ("Bales Brothers") SW ¼ lot 61 1 8 Jun 1885
18.00 B.F. Morrison

"N 1/2 transfered to A.W. Gustafson on April 7, 1931 .... taken from a quit claim deed issued by Carl W. Morrison, son and only heir of B.F. Morrison"
52 1 23 July 1885
10.00 Mrs. Frank Dornblazer north half lot 77 1 23 July 1885
4.00 Nellie Bell south east ¼ of lot 61 1 19 Oct 1885
10.00 Mrs. Mary M. Wilson north half of 61 1 19 Oct 1885
15.00 Valentine Schlicher fractional part of lot 92 none listed 24 Oct 1885

View 1868-1885 Records
View 1887-1897 Records
View 1898-1905 Records
View 1906-1911 Records

Return to the Main Index Page for Coles County