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
Neely Eliza A     Dec 13, 1852   25   section G, row 9 dau of S. M. J. & M. E. Neely"  
Neely Catharine I     Nov 21, 1852       section G, row 9 dau of S. M. J. & M. E. Neely"  
Neely Sarah     Sep 25, 1805 Jun 11, 1851       section G, row 9 wife of James Atkins"  
Nelson Mildred E   1901 1983       section C, row 15    
Nelson Nels     1847 1913       section C, row 16   h/o Martha
Nelson Martha     1857 1912       section C, row 16 His Wife" w/o Nels
Nelson Frank E   1886 1917       section C, row 16    
Nelson Joseph F   1871 1933       section G, row 12 Father" plot purchased by Nelson, F. Lyons, F. Hart & F. Supernick (sp?).
Nelson D               section G, row 12 Civil War Vet" marker partially buried.
Neuhalfen Geraldine M   Sep 11, 1920         section B, row 4   w/o Carl G. Neuhalfen. Plot purchased by C. Shipp
Neuhalfen Carl G   Oct 19, 1914 Sep 14, 1992       section B, row 4   h/o Geraldine M
Norlin Alice C   1885 1977       section G, row 11   w/o Carl J
Norlin Carl J   1881 1965       section G, row 11    
Norquist John Alfred   Aug 27, 1863 Sep 12, 1890       section G, row 11 Born in Sweeden" spelled with 2e's. "Thou harvest man to destruction and sayeth Return ye children of man"  
Olszanowski Gerald W   Aug 15, 1951 Dec 13, 1991       section A, row 1 Married Oct. 12, 1974" went by 'Jake'
Olszanowski Lanette J   Aug 1, 1954         section A, row 1 Married Oct. 12, 1974"  
Orr Hugh L   May 4, 1840 May 18, 1909       section E, row 7   h/o Mary B, "father" footstone
Orr Mary B   Jun 8, 1848 Nov 18, 1922       section E, row 7 His Wife" w/o Hugh L. Orr, "mother" footstone
Orr John A   Feb 18, 1891 Aug 9, 1981       section E, row 7   h/o Ida M, Mason symbol on marker
Orr Ida M   Aug 7, 1897 Mar 29, 1981       section E, row 7   w/o John A Orr, Eastern Star symbol on marker
Orr Edgar M   1918 1972       section E, row 7    
Orr Ellis J   Jan 14, 1854 Aug 23, 1930       section E, row 8   h/o Maria L, footstone marker "Father'
Orr Maria L   Feb 23, 1856 Jul 5, 1911       section E, row 8   w/o Ellis J. Orr, footstone marker "Mother"
Packard Ian Marshall   1977 1997       section G, row 15    
Palluth Dorothy F   1902 1992       section D, row 2   w/o Frank W.
Palluth Frank W   1898 1955       section D, row 2   h/o Dorothy F
Palmer Arthur C   May 22, 1922 Jun 16, 1994       section F, row 14 June 8, 1942" marriage date encircled by wedding rings, h/o Ruth E, Thompson
Palmer Ruth E Thompson Mar 5, 1924 Jul 26, 1994       section F, row 14 June 8, 1942 w/o Arthur C. Palmer
Palmer Arthur C   May 22, 1922 Jun 16, 1994       section F, row 14 CPL US Army Air Corps World War II" veteran marker
Park Roy G   Jul 29, 1875 Sep 29, 1925       section E, row 9    
Park W J   1836 1911       section E, row 9    
Parker Margaret     1803 1891       section G, row 8 Grandmother"  
Parker Mary Amy   1847 1896       section G, row 8 Mother"  
Parker John F. M.   1838 1906       section G, row 8 Father"  
Parker Emma Luella   1867 1895       section G, row 8    
Pearson Carl     Aug 5, 1882 Aug 12, 1908       section C, row 14   marker is worn, difficult to read. Info taken from previous survey
Pearson John T   1849 1918       section C, row 14   h/o Nellie
Pearson Nellie     1850 1923       section C, row 14 His Wife"  
Pearson Francis E   1910 1911       section C, row 16 Son of C. & E. Pearson"  
Pearson Pehr     Oct 14, 1821 Apr 8, 1893       section G, row 13   marker beginning to wear. Dates are difficult to read. Unsure of the last digit of death date. Spelling of last name is with 'e' instead of 'i' as on marker but with 'i' on record of purchase.
Pearson Bertha     Feb 2?, 1832 ??       section G, row 13   unable to read death date, marker very worn
Pembrook Sherman K   1914 1978       section E, row 13 h/o Mildred D  
Pembrook Mildred D   1928 no date       section E, row 13 w/o Sherman K Pembrook  
Pembrook Sherman K   1914 1978       section E, row 13 TEC 5 US Army World War II" veteran marker
Pembrook Emma     Mar 12, 1860 Dec 27, 1925           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Pembrook Calvin R   Nov 26, 1847 Sep 15, 1927           Information taken from 1998 survey*
Peters ??       Apr 24, 1871 7 7 25 section G, row 9   on south side of marker. Very worn, difficult to read
Peters Norma N     Mar 19, 1871 6 1 19 section G, row 9   on north side of marker. Very worn.
Peters Dwight B     Jul 9, 1856 1 10 3 section G, row 9 son of J. M. & E. Peters" marker very worn
Peterson Myrtle L   1895 1957       section B, row 18 Mother" w/o Clarence E. Peterson
Peterson Clarence E   1894 1990       section B, row 18 Father; PVT US Army World War I" Clarence has marker shared with his wife, Myrtle & a veteran marker
Peterson Emma S   1870 1955       section G, row 12    
Peterson Charles J   1860 1940       section G, row 12    
Peterson Emma     Apr 4, 1870 Nov 19, 1890       section G, row 12 Born in Sweeden. Wife of Chas. Peterson" Sweeden is spelled with two 'e'
Pettit Allison     1856 1939       section G, row 3   shared marker with Maggie J
Pettit Maggie J   1870 1950       section G, row 3   shared marker with Allison
Pettit Paul       Sep 8, 1894   3   section G, row 3 Children of A. & M. Pettit" shared marker with infant dau
Pettit Infant       Aug 15, 1892       section G, row 3    
Pfannes Ronald R   Jun 28, 1928 Mar 16, 1978       section D, row 19 US Marine Corps"  
Phillips Brandon Dean   Aug 8, 1981 Nov 24, 1995       section E, row 3 BP let your light shine" marker engraved with a candle and a basketball player
Phillips Russell T   Mar 3, 1915 Sep 24, 1985       section E, row 3   h/o Rose M
Phillips Rose M   Apr 10, 1930 no date       section E, row 3   w/o Russell T. Phillips
Phillips Joshua Dean   1978         section E, row 3 Our little one" marker engraved with a tree swing and a tricyle
Pierson Charles     1866 1951       section C, row 16 Father" h/o Ellen, father to Carl. Name spelled Pierson on marker (Pearson)
Pierson Wm. B   1875 1931       section G, row 13    
Pierson Ellen     1872 1952       section C, row 16 Mother" w/o Charles, mother to Carl. Name spelled Pierson on marker (Pearson)
Pinnell Leon H   1877 1957       section C, row 5   h/o Carrie E
Pinnell Carrie E   1879 1955       section C, row 5   w/o Leon H. Pinnell
Poole Edith R   1885 1978       section D, row 13 Daughter" in Read family plot
Pritchard Robert J   Sep 11, 1921 no date       section F, row 9 Robert J. Bob; Our children: Anna, Kay, Carol, Elaine" h/o Melda Magnuson
Pritchard Melda   Magnuson Apr 13, 1920 no date       section F, row 9 Our children: anna, Kay, Carol, Elaine" w/o Robert
Prutsman James A   1887 1900       section D, row 11 Son of Charles & Jessie"  
Pyles Norma                   Information taken from 1998 survey: No dates, homemade marker.*

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