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Photo of German Protestant Cemetery
In 1865-1866, the German Protestant (Lock Two) Cemetery and Willow Grove (Lock Three) Cemetery were both established north of town near Lock Two after the village council became concerned about sanitation and public welfare and prohibited further burials in the church cemeteries. The first known burials in German Protestant Cemetery took place in December 1865 and the first recorded in Willow Grove Cemetery took place in August 1866.

In 1948, the St. Paul Church cemetery was turned into a ball field/playground. Still existing stones were laid flat and buried in place.

In 1951, the old abandoned N. Herman St. cemetery plat belonging to St. Peter's Church was sold to the Alton ("Sax") Harlamert Construction Co. and two houses were built on the former cemetery grounds. Although it is known other burials were made there, only one is recorded in the church records. (Henry Rainer 8/13/1847)

[History by Lucille Francis]

Added by: Lucille Francis

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