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.


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

Months

Days
Plot Inscription Note
Ig?? Jacob K     Apr 6, 186?           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Jackson Lucy B   1845 1912       section D, row 5    
Jackson M F             section D, row 5 Co. K. 1 Wis. H.A." No dates on marker
Jacobs Michael     Jun 19, 1880 May 20, 1970       section E, row 15   h/o Bessie Mae
Jacobs Bessie Mae   Jun 27, 1884 Feb 20, 1973       section E, row 15   w/o Michael Jacobs
Johnson                 section B, row 7 Infant Son 1927" Marker in the Johnson family plot
Johnson Emma     1857 1949       section B, row 7   Marker in the Johnson family plot, dates hard to read
Johnson Grace M   Jun 22, 1906 May 8, 1999       section B, row 7   Marker next to 'Johnson' marker w/no name or date
Johnson Marvin W   1898 1975       section B, row 11 Veteran World War I" h/o Minnie C; Estern Star symbol on marker
Johnson Minnie C   1898 1972       section B, row 11   w/o Marvin W. Johnson; Mason symbol on marker
Johnson Kathryn Lynn   1959 1965       section C, row 2 God's Little Angel"  
Johnson Mildred   Spitler Mar 31, 1916 no date       section D, row 4 You shail be together when the white wings of death scatter your days" Flat marker placed on the ground
Johnson Walter Miller   Apr 5, 1913 Jan 4, 1998       section D, row 4 Ave, you shalt be together even in the silent memory of God" Flat marker place on the ground
Johnson Harold D   1940 1985       section D, row 19   h/o Rolinda. Died in an automobile/train accident.
Johnson Rolinda G   1941 1985       section D, row 19   w/o Harold D. Johnson. Died in an automobile/train accident.
Johnson Jennifer J   1971 1985       section D, row 19   d/o Harold and Rolinda Johnson. Died in an automobile/train accident.
Johnson Rickey Roberts   Jun 4, 1960 Dec 10, 1974       section D, row 19 Our Beloved Son" s/o Harold and Rolinda Johnson. Died in a hunting accident.
Johnson John     Feb 1, 1816 Feb 17, 1888       section G, row 2   marker is very worn, difficult to read
Johnson Evert T   Dec 15, 1905 Feb 4, 1976       section G, row 12    
Johnson Ellen C   Mar 15, 1907 Feb 12, 1975       section G, row 12    
Jones Phebe R   1897 1971       section D, row 13 Daugther" in Read family plot
Jurries Charles E   Mar 24, 1929 no date       section F, row 13 Married June 15, 1950; Rosella, Patricia, Kenneth, Danny, Steven" childrens names placed on back of marker
Jurries Myrtle L   Feb 9, 1930 no date       section F, row 13 Married June 15, 1950; Rosella, Patricia, Kenneth, Danny, Steven" childrens names placed on back of marker
Kane Lottie     Jul 26, 1896 Dec 12, 191?       section D, row 15    
Kane Viola     1864 1949       section D, row 15   w/o Jerry M. Kane
Kane Jerry M   1868 1936       section D, row 15   h/o Viola
Kane Magoon     Dec 14, 1898 Feb 21, 1962       section D, row 15   h/o Edna
Kane Edna     Nov 14, 1907 Sep 14, 1983       section D, row 15   w/o Magoon Kane
Kane Robby Gene   Sep 28, 1927         section D, row 20 Father of Michael and Steven", Sep 28, 1927 is the only date on the marker  
Kelso William L   Jul 23, 1849 Oct 30, 1912       section C, row 8    
Kelso Emma F.S.   Jan 9, 1857 May 13, 1916       section C, row 8    
Kelso Lottie P   1877 1944       section D, row 2   w/o Joseph T
Kelso Joseph T   1873 1954       section D, row 2   h/o Lottie P
Kildow Ethel J   Jan 9, 1891 Aug 7, 1927       section E, row 9    
Kildow Mary S   1860 1943       section E, row 9   w/o A. L. Kildow
Kildow A L   1859 1946       section E, row 9   h/o Mary S


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