Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA


Oakland Cemetery

Notizen:
21.892 Graves (Apr 2017)
Cemetery notes and/or description:
1802 Carroll Street, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Postal Code: 52632
Phone: 319-524-5813
Oakland Cemetery is Keokuk’s public and oldest cemetery which was dedicated in 1851 and consists of approximately 100 acres, 75,000 plus monuments, some dating back to the 1800’s. Marking the entrance to Oakland Cemetery is Keokuk’s Veteran Memorial, a privately funded and a tremendous testimony to those who served and protected.
Until 1837, the sole inhabitants of the area that is now the town of Keokuk, Iowa, were members of the Sauk and Fox tribes. In 1837, however, the tribes agreed to a treaty that allowed limited settlement of white farmers. Shortly after the treaty went into effect, white settlers began to migrate into the area. But the greatest number of settlers did not arrive until 1842 when a second treaty compelled the Fox and Sauk to move farther west. The treaty would go into effect in May 1842, although white settlers had begun camping along the county border a month earlier. Subsequently, at one minute after midnight on May 1, anxious settlers rushed in to stake their land claims.
By the beginning of the Civil War, Keokuk was home to a population of approximately 13,000 people. Its location, at the confluence of the Des Moines and Mississippi rivers, made an ideal location for the transportation of produce for the war. The first Civil War facility in Iowa was Camp Ellsworth, located near Keokuk, where troops were mustered as early as May 1861. More posts, including Camps Rankin, Halleck and Lincoln were established in 1861 and 1862. As the war progressed, five Army hospitals were established in the area to help care for the thousands of sick and wounded soldiers transported up the Mississippi River from Southern battlefields. Most of the original interments at Keokuk National Cemetery came from these hospitals.
The 2.75-acre Keokuk National Cemetery was originally a part of Oakland Cemetery until the city donated the land to the U.S. government in the mid 19th-century. According to an 1871 inspection report, just after the Civil War there were 627 interments; 600 known Union soldiers and 27 unknown soldiers. Not mentioned in the report were the remains of eight Confederate soldiers buried at the national cemetery, who died in Keokuk as prisoners of war.
In 1908, when the frontier post of Fort Yates, N.D., was abandoned, the remains buried at this post cemetery were reinterred at Keokuk. Similarly, in 1948, 156 bodies removed from the post cemetery at Des Moines, Iowa, were reinterred here.
Keokuk National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
(Ref: Keokuk National Cemetery and city)

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Friedhofs-Fotos

   Vorschaubild   Beschreibung 
1
Hazel M. Wharton
Hazel M. Wharton
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA, Plot: Block 41-S12-40 Grave 2 
2
John Franklin Wharton
John Franklin Wharton
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA, Plot: Block 33 
3
John Joseph Marlin
John Joseph Marlin
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA 
4
Kenneth Harman
Kenneth Harman
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA, Plot: Block 41-S12-40 Grave 1 
5
Nellie M. Wharton
Nellie M. Wharton
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA, Plot: Block 33 
6
Rose Marie Marlin
Rose Marie Marlin
Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA 


Alle Beerdigungen

 #   Nachname, Taufnamen   Begraben   Personen-Kennung 
1. Harman, Kenneth   begr. 12 Mrz 1969 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164148
2. Marlin, John Joseph Sr.   gest. 10 Apr 1962 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164212
3. Marlin, Rose Marie   gest. 7 Jul 1983 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164213
4. Wharton, Hazel M.   begr. 7 Mrz 1967 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164147
5. Wharton, John Franklin   gest. 27 Apr 1950 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164145
6. Wharton, Nellie M. - wife of   gest. 1946 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164146
7. Wharton, Samuel Edward   gest. 1957 Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA Suche alle Personen mit Ereignissen an diesem Ort I164184