Monday, July 26, 2010

Titler Cemetery Publications!

The Iowa County GenWeb site has placed the publication written by Pauline Lillie on the web at this link covering the burials in the Titler Cemetery near Marengo, Iowa:

Source:  Iowa County Cemetery Stones & History 1844-1975, compiled by Pauline Lillie for the Iowa County Historical Society Bicentennial, 1976.  Approximately 102 burials listed in her publication.  I found this at the Iowa County Genealogical Society.

Location of Titler:  Marengo Township 81, Range 11, Section 13. 
History:  Ms. Lillie describes this cemetery as one of the earlist with first burials in 1851.  Families may also be found in the Bishop (Denzler) Cemetery to the east and the Athey Cemetery to the west. 

Ms. Lillie's publication mistakes Phebe Allgood for a Spracklin and doesn't have Elizabeth Spracklen listed at all.

There is another publication done by a Ms. Sanchez that my cousin found at the Iowa Genealogical Society (not to be confused with Iowa County Genealogical Society).  This is the state society located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Source:  Cemeteries Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa, Originally transcribed by Mrs. Kaye Sanches and finished in 1968, Des Moines, Iowa, retyped by Marion A. Gunderson 2001. 

Mrs. Sanchez writes that there are 21 unmarked graves and stones were piled against the trees, some broken.  Approximately 83 burials listed in this publication.

There are discrepancies between the two publications and my suggestion is to consult both of these publications and then study my photos of the tombstones in the next posts.

I have personally walked this cemetery in April/May of 2003 and taken photos.  So I know that there are tombstones in that cemetery that Ms. Lillie did not record. 

Always check the date of a cemetery transcription so you can get an understanding of the time frame involved.  The older the transcription publication the better chance of finding tombstones of older vintage.  After the date of publication if the cemetery is still operational you will get new burials, of course.

Photo:  Titler Cemetery looking north toward the highway and Blairstown, April 2003.

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