Oak Hill Cemetery

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Oak Hill Cemetery

New Hartford, Butler County, Iowa, USA
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The Oak Hill Cemetery is located in section 28 of Beaver Township. The land had once belonged to Titus Ensign and his wife. They deeded it to the cemetery on April 23, 1868.
In 1877, the trustees of the cemetery deeded a portion of the land located in the northwest corner of the cemetery back to Titus to be used as family lots. Later in 1914 additional land was needed for the cemetery, so an acre was deeded by Louis B. Ensign and his wife. This lay directly east of the original site. In 1971 another one and a half acres was purchased from
Henry Ridder, extending the cemetery still farther to the east.
The Oak Hill Cemetery Association was formed April 26, 1904 by thirteen ladies who met at the home of Will Mead. Dues were $1.00 and were used to
beautify the cemetery. Mr. Mead served as preseident for eleven years. The first board of directors were Mead, Schrack, Kitsmiller, Kelly and Essie
Parker. For the past years the town of New Hartford has assumed the responsibility for the upkeep of the cemetery.
Mr. Geasan was the first caretaker of the cemetery and was paid $35.00 per month. Later Joe Knott took over the caretaker duties. Mr. Will Mead put in a well and a tank free of charge.
During Jim Spains last term as Mayor, the association started perpetual care. The association also turned over to the city a sum of $7000 which they had in their fund.
Memorial Day was a big event in the early days of the cemetery. The ladies of the Woman's Relief Corps always covered crosses with fresh flowers to be placed on the soldier's graves by the children of the community. There was always a patriotic program outdoors at the cemetery.


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GPS Coordinates: 42.5775, -92.6167

  • Added: 2 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #95651