|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Also known as Brown Cemetery
and Dakota Cemetery
"BURIED IN DAKOTA CEMETERY.
"The first persons that died at Dakota and were buried in Bluff Cemetery were : Mrs. Eliza A. Brown, first wife of Nathan Brown, and infant of the same. Mrs. Brown died July 21, 1854, child August 16, 1854. The following are the names of some of the old settlers in and about Dakota who are buried in the above graveyard : Susan, wife of Caleb Inman, died July 21, 1880, aged 70 years ; Mary, wife of C. S. Guynnup, died December 16, 1876, aged 58 ; Reynold H. Brown, died March 30, 1870, aged 72 ; Charles Brown, died July 17, 1870, aged 79 ; Alvina, wife of B. J. Moore, died November 4, 1875, aged 47 ; Anna J. Cleveland died July 2, 1878, aged 67; Phebe A., wife of Simon Mott, died September 27, 1861, aged 77; Sarah, wife of Leonard Helsaple, died September 16, 1880, aged 66." [p. 568]
. . .
"His wife died . . . September 7, 1881, in the village of Dakota. . . . She was buried in Bluff cemetery of Dakota." [Referring to (Sarah) Maria (Doughty) Young, wife of James W Young, in "Biography of James W Young" pp. 729-31]
[from History of Winona County (Chicago: H. H. Hill, 1883); now online]
. . . "the old Bluff Cemetery atop a high prominence" . . . "high above and overlooking the broad, beautiful Mississippi River, and just across the river from La Crosse" . . . "Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Bateman who cared for the cemetery. These thoughtful people. . . ."
[From Rosina Maria Young Widdifield, family history dated 1958 and 1967]