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HISTORY OF SENATE GROVE CEMETERY - ESTABLISHED 1876
In 1859, Frederick and Catherina Alberswerth deeded one acre of land to the German Methodist Episcopal Church. It was located about two miles northwest of the Senate Grove Methodist Church and was to be used as a meeting house and burial ground. This was from land owned by Weber and Meier.The church was called Meier. Also a burial ground located on Spreckelmeyer Road near Berger, was being used. The Reverend Wilhelm Schreck, a Methodist circuit rider and founder of Methodist churches in the area as well as the Meier Church is buried on the Spreckelmeyer site. Both of these sites contain marked and unmarked graves and are not maintained.
In 1879 land was obtained from Senator F. W. Pehle and his wife Hanna by the congregation as a new church site and burial ground on what is now names Highway VV. The congregation was then named Senate Grove Immanuel M. E. Church. Additional land was purchased from Wesley Allersmeyer and his wife Louise in 1926 and 1946.
The first burial was that of a child, Emma Pehle, in 1876. This was probably the daughter of Senator Pehle.
By-laws were drawn up in 1894 defining the boundaries of the burial grounds and private lots. An instrument of correction was filed in 1899. By-laws enacted in 1938 established a perpetual endowment to provide for the upkeep of the burial grounds.