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Madison Center Cemetery
Madison Twp.
Section 16
42°04'40"N
191°04'32"W

Established 1852.
Restored 1980-86.
Madison Center has been designated a Pioneer Cemetery

Photo: Sharon Brodersen Lindbloom

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Many thanks to Steve and Donna Story for allowing us to post material from their book Madison Center Cemetery,, to Jim Schultz for providing me with a copy of the book, and to Sharon Lindbloom for providing photos of the stones. The 143-page book contains extensive information on the families of those buried at Madison Center cemetery as well as Madison county history, and can be ordered from Steve and Donna Story in West Union, Iowa.


Click on the for a photo of the tombstone. All photos provided by Sharon Brodersen Lindbloom

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FIRST ROW
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SECOND ROW
This west row starts 20 feet south of the north fence line and is listed from north to south.
  1. Emily L. wife of S. Moore 
    died Jan. 13, 1865
    26 yrs. 5 mo. 14 days

    ALSO
    Luella infant daughter of
    S. and E. L. Moore
    died Dec. 11, 1864
    1 yr. 2 mo. 20 d.
    Sleep loved and last one's sleep
    Beneath the quiet sod
    With faith and hope and prayer
    We gave thee up to God

    Note: The headstone had been broken into two pieces and was repaired and reset.

  2. Footstone ES
    Ervin, son of B. L. & S. A. Smith 
    died Nov. 19, 1864
    aged 5 yrs. 7 mo. 1 day

    Note: The footstone is relocated north of the headstone in a separate new base.

  3. Footstone SAS
    Sarah A. wife of L. B. Smith 
    died Dec. 14, 1864
    aged 28 yrs. 8 mo. 11 days

    Note: The footstone is relocated on the north side of the headstone in the same new base.

  4. Footstone EES
    Ellsworth E. son of B. L. and S. A. Smith 
    died Dec. 23, 1864
    aged 3 yrs. 8 days

    Note: The footstone is relocated on the north side of the headstone in the same new base.

  5. Footstone MW
    Mary, daughter of E. and M. Worthington 
    died October 23, 1863
    aged 17 yrs. 10 mo. 24 days

    Note: The footstone is relocated on the north side of the headstone in a separate new base.

  6. Two blank footstones
    Infant daughter of D. S. & C. McDonald 
    died August 10, 1861

    Note: Two blank footstones have been relocated on the north side of the headstone in the same new base.

  7. Footstone S W
    Sarah A. Wiles wife of James D. Perry 
    died October 23, 1853
    aged 27 years 4 mo. 5 days
    A native of Cortland Co N.Y.

    ALSO
    Infant son
    Note: The footstone is relocated on the north side of the headstone in a separate new base. (This stone indicates the oldest burial in Madison township's four cemeteries.)

  8. Footstone EM
    Elizabeth wife of Moor 
    died Nov. 25, 1864
    aged 24 yrs. 2 mo. 19 days

    Note: The footstone has been relocated north of the headstone on a separate new base. Note the spacing of the last name. The engraver left room for a first initial, but none was listed.

  9. Footstone LS
    Lucretia A. dau. of W. R. & S. Sweeny 
    died April 5, 1863
    aged 10 mo. 23 days

    Note: The footstone is relocated north of the headstone in a separate new base.

  10. Minerva A. dau of A. & L. A. Countryman 
    died Aug. 24, 1865
    aged 2 years 2 mo. 9 days

    Note: The headstone was found lying against the big cedar tree. It fit exactly to a piece and base found underground. The three pieces were glued together and placed at the site of the base.

  11. Millie Baldwin 
    died Nov. 2, 1868
    aged 7 mo. 3 days

  12. Sevilla Baldwin 
    died May 15, 1871
    aged 6 mo. 2 days
    Our little ones have left us
    Short was their stay
    But again will we meet them
    On a far brighter day

    Note: The footstone is relocated on the north side of the headstone in a separate new base.

  13. Millie Baldwin 
    died Jan. 15, 1892
    aged 57 years

    Footstone LAB
    Note: The footstone was relocated on a separate new base south of the headstone, five feet from the south fence line.
This row begins 23'6" from the north fence line and is 15'6" east of the west row.
  1. Blank footstone
    Barbara Bender 
    Our Mother
    died June 23, 1881
    aged 66 years

    Note: The blank footstone has been relocated on the north side of the headstone on a separate new base.

  2. Footstone TB
    Thomas Bender 
    Our Father
    died August 15, 1873
    aged 63 years

    Note: The headstone had been broken and the large piece placed against Barbara Bender's headstone. The footstone was relocated on the north side of the repaired headstone.

  3. Blank footstone
    Isaac Bender 
    died Oct. 19, 1868
    aged 29 yrs. 16 days

  4. Pealer (handmade slate stone) 
    Note: This handmade slate stone was found leaning against Isaac Bender's headstone. Conversation with residents of the area revealed that it occupied that place since at least 1910.

  5. No name

  6. No name
    Note: Two areas of depressed land indicated burial sites. Two blank footstones were placed to indicate these sites.

  7. Footstone MAM
    Margaret A.  
    daughter of S. A. McCalmant
    died May 26, 1864
    aged 1 year 6 mo. 28 days

    Note: The footstone was relocated on the north side of the headstone in the same new base. This section of row two is offset slightly east of the north side of burial row two.

  8. Mary C. 
    daughter of S. & S. A. McCalmant
    died April 16, 1874
    aged 13 years 11 mo. 4 days

    Footstone M C McC
    Note: The footstone was relocated on the south side of the headstone on a separate new base.

  9. Cora A. daughter of C. W. & S. G. Turner 
    died March 10, 1875
    aged 1 year 8 mo. 29 days

  10. Amanda Wife of B. L. Farrington  
    died May 3, 1875
    aged 22 years 5 mo. 2 days

    ALSO
    May Bell, their daughter
    died May 28, 1875
    aged 1 mo. 5 days
    Emma Blanch
    died July 10, 1879
    aged 7 years 10 mo.
    Flee little tender blossom
    Flee to thy place of rest

  11. Jerusa wife of J. F. Parks  
    died November 8, 1886
    aged 55 years 9 mo. 18 days

  12. Blank stone
    Note: We returned a blank stone to its base located 18 feet from the south fence line.
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THIRD ROW
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FOURTH ROW
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FIFTH ROW
This row starts 50' from the north fence and 22' from row two.
  1. Janet Frost 
    died Dec. 5, 1936

    Note: This is a handmade concrete stone and only was elevated by us above the ground cover.

  2. Footstone H B
    Horace Barto  
    died December 11, 1877
    aged 84 years

    Louisa Barto 
    died Oct. 16, 1878
    aged 55 years 5 mo. 16 days
    Gone to die no more
    Note: The footstone is located on the north side of the headstone. We believe there was one more interment in this area, that of Humility Evans Barto, Horace Barto's wife.

  3. Jennie J. 
    daughter of L. J. & O. Mann
    died March 2, 1868
    aged 2 years 2 mo. 20 days

    Her happy soul has winged its way
    To one pure bright eternal day
    E. K. Current
    Maquoketa Co.
    Footstone JJM
    Note: The spelling of the stone company may be in error. The footstone is located on the south side in a new separate base.

  4. Preston (large stone) 

  5. Footstone J.A.
    James 
    son of F. and R. Andrews
    died Feb 1862
    aged 3 years 11 mo. 26 days

    Note: The footstone is on the north side of the headstone in the same new base.
This short row begins at the north side.

Footstone LB
Note: This is Louisa Barto's footstone.

  1. Horace, 
    son of J. and O. Collier
    died Nov. 17, 1862
    aged 8 years 6 mo. 19 days
    Yet again we hope to meet thee
    When the day of life is fled
    Then Heaven with joy to greet thee
    Where no farewell tear is shed

    Note: This stone was broken in two or more places and could not be glues because of the poor fit of the edges. A new concrete base was made and the stone is flat on the ground.

  2. Olive Barto Preston 
    1835-1916
This row consists of two sections. The first section includes five stones resting on a concrete slab 18' by 9'9". The north side of the slab is 15 feet directly east of the center of the Andrews stone.
  1. Mary A., 
    wife of H. F. Dirks
    born Feb 7, 1858
    died Jan 6, 1886
    God gave He took
    Thy will resolve
    He doeth all things well.

    ALSO
    Two infant children

  2. Linza E. Brownell 
    April 13, 1834
    May 23, 1919
    Lucy J. Bender his wife
    Dec. 1, 1841
    Jan. 12, 1870

  3. George Brownell 
    Aug. 13, 1869
    Oct. 5, 1869

  4. Stephen J. Brownell 
    Feb. 11, 1866
    June 15, 1867

  5. Candus M. Brownell 
    March 19, 1864
    Sept. 25, 1865

    The second section of row five is an individual stone located 9'7" from the east fence line and 13'9" from the south fence line.

  6. Frank 
    children of H. H. & A. M. Peck
    died June 15, 1865
    age 1 yr. 9 mo. 19 days
    Alma M.
    died March 3, 1875
    age 3 mo. 22 days

    Note: This separate stone was placed on a new base in the original site.

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