|Saint Joseph Cemetery|
Also known as: German Catholic Cemetery, Old Pe Ell City Cemetery, Old St Joseph’s Cemetery, Pe Ell City Cemetery, Polish Catholic Cemetery
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Administered by: St. Joseph Parish 360-354-2334
This cemetery was original made up of two sections both administered by St. Joseph Parish with the cemetery being official established in 1899 with an area of 1 acre. The area to the left of the road was set aside for Church member burials many of which were German and Polish immigrants to America and the right side of the road for none church members. At some date none church members also started to be buried in the back area of the left hand section.
On burial records you will find varies cemetery “names” for this cemetery Old St Joseph’s Cemetery, Polish Catholic Cemetery, German Catholic Cemetery, Pe Ell City Cemetery, Old Pe Ell City Cemetery and St Joseph Cemetery. Today the cemetery is known by locals as the Old St Joseph cemetery as there is a new St Joseph Catholic cemetery and New City cemetery (Forest Lawn) on the opposite side of town. The new cemeteries are a bit like this one with the front part being the city cemetery (Forest lawn) and the back section being the Catholic cemetery “St Joseph”.