April 23, 1849 the Honey Creek Cemetery Association purchased one acre of land from Reuben Strong for $25.00 for a cemetery. There are 112 lots in the cemetery which sold for $2.00 a lot. Lots were approximately 22 feet by 10 feet having 8 adult graves per lot. A major alley of 22 feet runs east and west, a 10 foot alley in the center runs north and south. The lots at the north end were not sold until the 1890's when they were designated as single or infant lots. Maeritta Woodcock was buried in lot 79, December 13, 1831 before it was a cemetery. She was born on March 20, 1826. The first person buried after it became a cemetery was Minerva Johnson, born on June 8, 1845 and died May 10, 1849 buried on lot number 61. The first infant buried here is the son of John Cooper, July 31, 1851 on lot 64, no name was recorded, appears to have died at birth. There are 5 Civil War Soldiers buried in the cemetery. There is a marker for Ira Woodcock a civil war veteran, however he is buried in Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he died on August 3, 1864. There are approximately 383 adults and 135 stillborns, infants, and children buried here. Some family members still have the right to be buried in the cemetery. On April 18, 1946 the Honey Creek Cemetery Association deeded the Honey Creek Cemetery to the City of West Allis.
Explanation of the sources:
The sources utilized in producing this document include the book titled Honey Creek Cemetery 1849-1946 authored by Margaret Jane Park in 1974; and The Honey Creek Cemetery Association’s original burial records and hand written Cemetery Association minutes which are kept on file at the West Allis Historical Society, and records from the website http://www.linkstothepast.com/milwaukee/107.html. Photographs of headstones courtesy of USGenWeb Archives Project, Larry and Linda Kopet, photographers. Any errors that exist on these pages are inadvertent and open to correction by any who may wish to come forward and offer valid documented corrections or additions to the information provided on this page. Please send corrections or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transcription of these records was undertaken by Katherine G. Jochen in connection with an internship project under the supervision of the West Allis Historical Society and Aaron Palmer, Assistant Professor of History, Wisconsin Lutheran College 2007. Special thanks to Kathryn Perrone, Webmaster, City of West Allis Wisconsin.
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