Bohemian National Cemetery

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Bohemian National Cemetery

Location
in Arthur Township
Crescent, Chippewa County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorials 460 added (95% photographed)

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Nestled in the heart of the Bohemian farm settlement, the Bohemian National Cemetery is the final resting place for many of the Cadott area's pioneer Czech settlers and their descendants. Approximately 435 are interred at the cemetery. Josef Danzer, who died 21 November 1902, is the earliest recorded burial in the cemetery. Burials continue today.

In 1901, the cemetery committee, consisting of Josef Vesely, Josef Fuchs, Jan Straka and Vaclav Muska, voted to purchase two-acres of land for the cemetery. On May 12, 1901 the land was purchased for $16. A double-paged ledger written in Czech, titled Kniha Hřbitovniho Výboru Česko Národního Hřbitova (The Book of the Cemetery Committee of the Bohemian National Cemetery), contains the burial and financial records for the cemetery from 1901 to the late 1950's. The following is a translation of the first entry in the book: "On October 22, 1901 while working at the cemetery, where a majority of the settlers were present, the following decisions were made. The cemetery should be measured in plots of 10 X 21 feet. Thirty three plots are to be measured and the remainder be left unmeasured until more plots are needed. It was further decided that the plots were to be distributed by drawing lots."

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GPS Coordinates: 45.0452995, -91.1461029

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #87612