St. Clair County
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Freivogel Cemetery is located south of Millstadt in Section 21 of Millstadt Township at the intersection of Saxtown Road & Mueller Road. It is owned by Zion Evangelical Church, Millstadt, IL. In 1837, Freivogel Cemetery was established near the original log church of Zion on land donated by Johann Nicholas Schmalenberger. The church was first established in Jan. 1836. An addition to the cemetery was added in August 1906. The first known burial was that of Valentin Gruenewald who died on September 1, 1837 at the age of 31 years. The oldest existing tombstone (as of 2012) is for Johann Friedrich Baltz who died on October 30, 1840 at the age of 31 years. Additional information about those buried here can be found in the death records of Zion Evangelical Church, Millstadt.
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