Head south out of Princeton on Main Street toward Tiskilwa, turn right onto Lovers Lane drive about 2 miles, Cemetery will be on your left/south side, up on top of a hill, just as the road makes a sharp turn north.
This Cemetery is on private property in Section 31 of Princeton Township. Robert Clark, father of Lydia Clark Kitterman, owned this property in the 1830's. Many years later it was owned by Kitterman's. There are only seven tombstones remaining. There appear to have been more burials but there are no records to provide names. Information from Mary Parish Columbus, WI
Bureau County Republican, Sep. 10 1885
Mr Hoblet removed last week, from the Old Kitterman Family burial ground, the remians of three children to Mount Bloom cemetery. All Kitterman's now are in Mount Bloom. Mr. Hoblet has removed about one hundred dead to Mount Bloom cemetery.
Tiskilwa Chief, Oct. 13, 1897, page 1, column 1.
An old and forsaken graveyard has recently been discovered on the Kitterman farm, in the vicinity where old "Rainbow" Johnson lived in an old shack several years ago. This "Silent City of the Dead"is on the brow of a hill looking towards Bureau Creek, inaccessible to a roadway of any kind. It nestles amidst a wilderness of forest trees and undergrowth of shrubbery, and is in so out-of-the-way a place, that one is puzzled to learn how the locality was reached when needed. This burying ground was used as far back as 1845. On the old-fashioned flat tombstones are inscribed such names as, Clark, Mercer, Yarrington and Hock. Each lot at one time was enclosed by a hand-made picket fence, and some of the departed's resting places were designated by a shaft made of walnut wood, on which were inscribed the name, virtues and dates of birth and death of decedents. In all probability the mention of this incident may be the means of bringing to mind interesting details about the lives of the old pioneers, whose graves have become so obscured by time and neglect.
GPS Coordinates: 41.33528, -89.49861
- Added: 23 Jul 2012
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2458854
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