Putnam Cemetery, Putnam County, Illinois
A-B  C-D  E-F  G-H  I-K   L-M  N-P  Q-R   S-T   U-Z

Transcribed and Donated by Dena Whitesell

The Senachwine Pioneer Days Souvenir Book reports that the cemetery was started in 1861 when Peter and Ann Barnhart sold an acre of land to Senachwine Township to be used for a burial ground. There are several markers with death dates of 1840 within this cemetery. It's possible to cemetery was started then but became an official cemetery in 1861. This is an active cemetery, owned by Senachwine Township. The original part of the cemetery (section G) is on the east/south side of the entrance and the most recent burial plots on the west side (sections A-G as well as in section F. The cemetery was surveyed first on the west section (A-G) from north to south, west to east (towards the entrance). The east section (F, G) was surveyed from north to south, east to west. Section G is the oldest part of the cemetery where there are many missing markers. Some people never had markers. Lot owners/lot numbers can be found from a previous survey completed by the Bureau County Genealogical Society in the fall of 1998.


G-H

Last Name First Name Middle Name Maiden Name Birth Death Age
Years

Months

Days
Plot Inscription Note
Gasway William B   1909 1990       section E, row 10    
Gasway Evalyn   Heininger 1910 1980       section E, row 10 Sweetie"  
Giltner James     Dec 3, 1825 Aug 29, 1900       section D, row 17   h/o Henrietta
Giltner Henrietta     Oct 26, 1825 Feb 19, 1917       section D, row 17   w/oJames Giltner
Giltner Abraham L     Jul 17, 1864 4 1 2 section G, row 9 son of Jas. & R (or H) Giltner" marker very worn, difficult to read
Goodell Louis Andrew   1903 1980       section G, row 14   cross engraved between death dates
Goodell John Richard   1961 1981       section G, row 14    
Goodell Evelyn     1910         section G, row 14    
Goodell Richard Louis   1931 1995       section G, row 14    
Goodell Richard L   Nov 11, 1931 Apr 21, 1995       section G, row 14 A3C US Air Force, Korea" veteran marker
Grange Rachel V   1858 1900       section G, row 7    
Greek Mary Arendall             section B, row 7 Sept. 19, 1964"  
Greek Ardis M   1901 2001       section D, row 17   w/o William C
Greek William C   1904 1985       section D, row 17   h/o Ardis M
Greek Nan J   Sep 19, 1943 Jun 4, 2004       section D, row 17   w/o William D
Greek William D   Aug 17, 1939 no date       section D, row 17   h/o Nan
Griswold Sarah       Apr 16, 1868 70 10 17     Information taken from 1998 survey*
Grubbs                     Information taken from 1998 survey. No additional infor. Two plots purchased by C. Grubbs*
Gunther Judy   Henkins May 17, 1950 Aug 12, 1993       section D, row 14 Wife & Mother"  
Gustafson Augusta     Feb 1, 1845 Sep 27, 1895       section G, row 13 Born in Sweeden. Wife of Alix A. Isaiah 57C. 2V". Sweeden spelled with two 'e'
Gustafson Alix A   Sep 25, 1840 Feb 26, 1916       section G, row 13   shares marker with Augusta, his wife
Hager Levi James   1900 1947       section C, row 8   h/o Elizabeth
Hager Elizabeth     1902 1988       section C, row 8   w/o Levi James Hager
Haines Elizabeth     Feb 16, 1847 Mar 7, 1905       section E, row 6 Wife of D. L. Haines"  
Haines D L   Oct 31, 1852 Nov 3, 1927       section E, row 6 h/o Elizabeth  
Haines Mary E     May 21, 1870 10 3 20 section G, row 9 Daughters of C. & M. Haines" marker worn
Haines Clara I     May 22, 1870 3 9 27 section G, row 9   marker very worn
Haines Lizzzie J     May 27, 1870 7 5 17 section G. row 9   marker very worn, difficult to read. Unsure if dates are correct
Haines Robert H     Apr 17, 1861       section G. row 9 son of C. & C. Haines" marker partially buried, unable to read age because of this
Haines Charles       Jan 21, 1863 21 10   section G. row 9 son of A. & E. haines, died at Cairo, Il" marker has soldier with rifle & tree stump. Another object may have been present
Halbleib Mamie   Wheeler Jul 1, 1905 Dec 15, 1975       section A, row 16    
Halbleib Albert Otto   Jun 18, 1897 May 6, 1960       section A, row 16 Illinois SN US NAVY World War I" veterans marker
Hall Ezekiel     1835 1906       section D, row 11   small funeral home marker from Boose Funeral Home
Hall Doris J   1929 1983       section G, row 15   shares marker with husband, Roy A. Marker exact match as Alma & Guy Holmes
Hall Roy A   1924         section G, row 15    
Hall Ida L   1894 1978       section G, row 15   shares marker with husband, John W
Hall John W   1888 1967       section G, row 15    
Hall Elyne     1933 1933       section G, row 15 Our Baby"  
Hardmeier James W             section B, row 16 ODAY"?? Lenz Memorial Home marker set in cement
Harlin Solomon     Dec 11, 1799 Feb 16, 1872       section G, row 9   no marker found, info taken from 1998 survey*
Harlin George P   Feb 17, 1834 Nov 27, 1881 47 9 10 section G, row 11   marker very worn
Hart F               section G, row 12   small marker, broken. Only letter I could make out were "Hart". Plot purchased by Nelson, F. Lyons, F. Hart & F. Supernick (sp?).
Hartwig Dermott C   Nov 19, 1917 Aug 22, 1995       section B, row 20 Bud; Married June 14, 1945; TEC 5 US Army World War II" h/o Darlene L; shares marker with wife Darlene & has a veteran marker
Hartwig Darlene L Elmore Feb 26, 1928         section B, row 20 Married June 14, 1945; on back of stone "our sons Leonard, Stanley, James" w/o Dermott C. Hartwig
Hartwig Mabel     Aug 11, 1894 Jan 30 1974       section F, row 1   w/o Earl Hartwig
Hartwig Earl     Nov 8, 1898 Sep 14, 1971       section F, row 1    
Hartwig Glenn               section F, row 1 1935 no other info on marker, marker difficult to read
Haun Thomas Edward   1935 1935       section B, row 12    
Hawkins Ida C     May 14, 1870 8 1 14   dau of C. D. & C. Hawkins" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Hawkins Eva Havada     ??? ?, 1865         dau of C. D. & C. Hawkins" Information taken from 1998 survey*
Hawkins Chauncey     1829 1916           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Hawkins Christiana     1836 1892           Information taken from 1998 survey: Erected by Minnie G. Johnson.*
Heaton Bertha     1913 1992       section C, row 5    
Hedrick Larry F   Feb 14, 1938 Oct 9, 2000       section F, row 15 Married Aug. 22, 1981" h/o Judy K
Hedrick Judy K   Aug. 16, 1949 no date       section F, row 15 Married Aug. 22, 1981" w/o Larry F. Hedrick
Heininger Charles W   1901 1936       section E, row 10    
Heininger Charles R   1931         section E, row 10 Died in Infancy 1931"  
Henkins Raymond     Dec 26, 1926 Dec 23, 1945       section A., row 9 PFC" veterans marker
Henkins Harley E   1890 1961       section A, row 9    
Henkins Mable R   1895 1986       section A, row 9    
Henkins Francis E   Oct 30, 1924 May 21, 2002       section A, row 9 So many talents for someone who could not hear"  
Henkins Robert W Sr.   1914 1984       section A, row 9 Sgt. US ARMY, World War II" veterans marker
Henkins Kenneth J   Jul 28, 1932         section A, row 21 Ike; Married Oct. 4, 1954; our children Sherry, Michael, James, Billy, Carrie" h/o Shirley J. Beaumont
Henkins Shirley J Beaumont Aug 10, 1936 May 30, 2002       section A, row 21 Married Oct. 4, 1954; our children Sherry, Michael, James, Billy, Carrie" w/o Kenneth J.
Henkins Doris M   Jul 10, 1928 May 31, 2001       section A, row 21 Married Jan. 22, 1947 w/o Merle F. The marker has a picture of Merle & Doris
Henkins Merle F   Jul 20, 1919 Apr 7, 2005       section A, row 21 Married Jan 22, 1947 h/o Doris M. The marker has a picture of Merle & Doris
Henkins June L   Jun 3, 1899 Dec 16, 1922       section B, row 9    
Henkins Lettie     1888 1976       section D, row 3    
Henkins Curt     1885 1955       section D, row 3    
Henkins Lois L   1870 1951       section D, row 11   w/o Jehu Henkins
Henkins Jehu     1860 1926       section D, row 11   h/o Lois L
Henkins William A   1955 1969       section D, row 14 Son"  
Henkins Bernadine R   1927 1976       section D, row 14 Mother"  
Henkins Harley C   Aug 7, 1925 Sep 27, 1962       section D, row 14 PFC US Marine Corps Res., Workd War II"  
Henkins Marion B   Nov 15, 1907 Oct 22, 1975       section D, row 16 Stub"  
Henkins Miles W   1877 1947       section D, row 16   h/o Lillian M. Ball
Henkins Lilliam M Ball 1874 1912       section D, row 16 Wife of M. W. Henkins"  
Henkins Merna D   1903 1999       section D, row 16 Married Jan 9, 1934" w/o Howard H. Henkins
Henkins Howard H   1910 1989       section D, row 16 Married Jan 9, 1934 h/o Merna D
Henkins Everett C   1906 1978       section E, row 6    
Henkins Vilettie     Sep 14, 1876 Apr 29, 1926       section E, row 8    
Henkins Marion M   Jul 26, 1868 Jan 13, 1941       section E, row 8    
Henkins Irene May   Feb 18, 1908 Nov 21, 1930       section E, row 12 Wife of Willard A. Henkins"  
Henkins Willard Adam   Sep 13, 1888 Jan 4, 1966       section E, row 12 Illinois PVT Co B 158 Infantry World War I"  
Henkins Fay Nina   Jan 24, 1917 Jan 6, 1982       section E, row 12 Beloved Mother & Gran"  
Henkins Charles David   Jan 10, 1943         section E, row 12 only one date on marker  
Henkins Georgia     1864 1937       section G, row 1   w/o Elmer
Henkins Elmer     1861 1946       section G, row 1    
Henkins Sarah J   Jun 18, 1832 Nov 17, 1897       section G, row 4 She was a kind affectionate wife, a fond mother & a friend to all" wife of Adam B
Henkins Jacob S   Aug 1, 1868 Mar 6, 1895       section G, row 4   shares marker with his parents Adam & Sarah (south side)
Henkins Emelon     Mar 26, 1855 May 18, 1861       section G, row 4   shares marker with his parents, Adam & Sarah (south side)
Henkins Dawdy D   May 11, 1864 Apr 24, 1865       section G, row 4   Shares marker with his parents, Adam & Sarah (south side)
Henkins Emma E     May 18, 1861 6 1 22 section G, row 4 dau. of A. B. & S. J. Henkins" marker worn, becoming difficult to read. This is the original marker. Updated marker shared with her family.
Henkins Dawdy D     Apr 24, 1865 11 13   section G, row 4 son of A. B. & S. J. Henkins" This is the original marker. Updated marker shared with his family.
Henkins Sanford       Jul 12, 1861       section G, row 4 son of A. P. & E. Henkins" marker partially buried, with "age" underground
Henkins Henrietta       Jul 29, 1866 1 29   section G, row 4 2nd dau of Andrew P. & Elizabeth Henkins" marker is standing upright but is leaning against the marker for Sanford Henkins
Henkins Lillie B   Sep 5, 1872 Jan 29, 1882 9 4 24 section G, row 4 dau of A. P. & E. Henkins" marker is upright, partially buried, in good shape
Henkins Elizabeth       Dec 11, 1878 38 5 22 section G, row 5 wife of Andrew P., dau of J. M. Maple" Our Father and Mother written of the north side of this marker.
Henkins Andrew P     Sep 6, 1872 39 10 21 section G, row 5   shares marker with wife Elizabeth (south side)
Henkins Susanna       Apr 21, 1851 25 3 12 section G, row 5 dau of E. & E. Henkins" marker is very worn, difficult to read
Henkins Martha J     Apr 23, 1851 11 2 10 section G, row 5 dau of E. & E. Henkins" age could be 14, instead of 11. Full name is Martha Jane.
Henkins Margaret     Oct 6, 1824 Oct 2, 1887       section G, row 5 dau of E. & E. Henkins" marker is beginning to wear.
Henkins Elijah       Sep 6, 1887 96 2 14 section G, row 5    
Henkins Elizabeth       Aug 11, 1875 78 1 10 section G, row 5 wife of E. Henkins" shares marker with husband, Elijah (south side)
Henkins Amanda     Jul 18, 1845 May 24, 1909       section G, row 5 A. P. H." footstone laying beside marker Marker carved around the name. Very nice detail
Henkins Elijah     Apr 9, 1837 Mar 9, 1913       section G, row 6 War of 1812" marker has names of Rachel Alice, Almira, Mary on it with dates.
Henkins Almira     Aug 29, 1849 Dec 16, 1882       section G, row 6 Wife of E. Henkins"  
Henkins Mary       Aug 10, 1875       section G, row 6 Dau of Elijah & Almira Henkins"  
Henkins C R   Mar 21, 1862 November 3, 1905           Information taken from 1998 survey. It's reported that this was a zinc marker*
Henkins Adam B   Sep 24, 1826 May 21, 1911       section G, row 4   shares marker with his wife, Sarah J (faces towards west side of cemetery)
Hill Edward Eugene   Feb 10, 1922 Nov 10, 1982       section C, row 1 Married Feb 8, 1942, Born Kewanee, Il. Son of Frank & Minnie Elbing Hill" h/o Merna Marie Rubenking. Picture on marker
Hill Merna Maria Rubenking Aug 21, 1925         section C, row 1 Married Feb 8, 1942, Born Raymond, Il, daughter of Henry & Esther Barry Rubenking: w/o Edward Hill. Picture on marker
Hill Gary Eugene   Dec 8, 1946 Oct 13, 1982       section C, row 1   s/o Edward & Merna Hill. Picture on marker
Hillman Max W   Feb 12, 1913 Sep 16, 1995       section F, row 16   marker set next to slab without marker, possible place for his wife
Hines George R   1913 1968       section D, row 19 Daddy" in plot with Robert/Johnson family
Hodge Lucy     1888 1936       section A, row 3    
Hodge Irving J   1883 1967       section A, row 3    
Hodge Hazel E   Jun 4, 1920 Apr 12, 2005       section A, row 9   shares marker with husband, Maurice
Hodge Maurice I   Dec 10, 1911 Sep 16, 1991       section A, row 9    
Hodge Maurice I   1911 1991       section A, row 9 PFC US ARMY, World War II"  
Hodge Hazel L   1902 1994       secton D, row 19   w/o Dewey S. Hodge
Hodge Dewey S   1898 1990       section D, row 19   h/o Hazel L
Holla?? Ann E     Sep 4, 1868 30 5 16 section G, row 10 Wife of William Holla??" plot purchased by Bruce, Wm. Holiday & G. R. Eaton
Holler Imelda L Henkins Apr 24, 1920 no date       section E, row 18 Aug 8, 1947" in two wedding rings, "Parents of B Jay, David A., Gordon E."; "Author - Henkins History" w/oWilliam J Holler
Holler William J   Apr 2, 1924 Feb 26, 1997       section E, row 18 Aug 8, 1947" in two wedding rings, "Parents of B Jay, David A., Gordon E."; "Bill"  
Holler William J   Apr 2, 1924 Feb 26, 1997       section E, row 18 Tec 5 US Army World War II" veteran marker
Holmes Carole Yvonne   Oct 1, 1942 Aug 22, 1979       section D, row 1 Daughter"  
Holmes Henrietta   Wherry 1915 1999       section D, row 1   w/o Merrill Wilson Holms
Holmes Merrill Wilson   1911 2004       section D, row 1   ho/ Henrietta Wherry
Holmes Alma G   1929         section G, row 15   shares marker with husband, Guy R. Marker exact match as Roy & Doris Hall
Holmes Guy R   1916 1994       section G, row 15    
Homrighouse Bessie G   1903 1974       section B, row 19   w/o Robert G. Homrighouse
Homrighouse Robert G   1884 1966       section B, row 19    
Homrighouse Edith M   1888 1992       section B, row 20   w/o George E. Homrighouse
Homrighouse George E   1881 1959       section B, row 20    
Homrighouse May C   1879 1949       section C, row 15    
Homrighouse John P   1876 1921       section C, row 15    
Homrighouse Infant     1910 1910       section C, row 15 Infant Dau. Homrighouse" d/o May & John
Horner Samuel B   May 21, 1843 Sep 20, 1900       section G, row 8   marker very worn
Horner Sam'l Capt.             section G, row 8 Henshaw's ILL L. A." possible Civil War marker
Horner ??       Sep 13, 1871   13 11 section G, row 8 Son of S. B. & E. A. Horner" top of marker is broken. Probably where first name was
Hoselton Marmary       May 10, 1864 78     section G, row 11   marker very worn
Hoselton Asahel       Nov 23, 1862 77     section G, row 11   h/oMarmary
Hunter Rachel     Feb 7, 1889 May 19, 1924       section D, row 8   Zinc marker "1896"
Hunter Edward     Jan 6, 1841 Feb 2, 1895       section D, row 8    
Hunter Berr H     Sep 22, 1869 33 2 10 section G, row 7   marker very worn, difficult to read. Death year be 1889 instead of 1869
Hunter Crissie M     Mar 11, 1866 4 3   section G, row 7   marker worn. First name could be Crissle
Hunter Henrietta C   1822 1918       section G, row 7    


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