|Section 16 of Richland Township|
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Nearest town Grand River, IA.
Earliest burial was May 5, 1862.
Latest burial was July 24, 1882.
History: This abandoned burial plot has only three tombstones left in an unfenced area of pastureland. There is no road. The land was owned by Theron Westervelt and his wife Angeline. They came from Ohio in 1853. Four of their children are buried here. There are reports of 12 burials made here between 1861 and 1882.
There may have been other tombstones, but only three tombstones are left [circa 1976].
When the Westerville Cemetery to the southeast was started, burials were made there and the old Westervelt Cemetery abandoned.