Thompson cemetery is listed in land plats, (school section 16) as a cemetery. The Cemetery is also known as Lone Rock Cemetery, which in all probability was its orginal name.
Over the years farmers had plowed the markers under and used the land for crops.
To preserve it in 1990, The Wisconsin State Historical Society, cataloged it as an archeological site, and called it The Thompson Cemetery. It is most certainly the burial place of Andrew Austin Thompson, wife Almira, many of their children (three possibly four), and AA's brother Chellis. Other pioneer families from the area most certainly are in there as well.
Over the past 25 years and due to the efforts of Dennis Thompson of Harshaw Wisconsin, partial restoration of the cemetery was accomplished and access gained to it, from Highway 82.
In 1993, The Department of Veterans Affairs provided replacement gravestone markers for Andrew Austin and Almira Thompson (original for AA was improperly engraved, and Dennis Thompson had it re-inscribed for Almira). In addition, VA provided markers for their son Walter and Andrew's brother Chellis Keep Thompson both Civil war Veterans. Several additional markers have appeared over the years showing the respect of family members of those buried there. The original sites of the graves within the fenced 1/2-acre cemetery are unknown.
GPS Coordinates: 43.78549, -90.14147
- Added: 15 Jun 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2453425
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