Many thanks to Donna for walking this
cemetery and meticulously documenting it. Donna has walked quite a few for
us and each has been a pleasure to post.
Donna included the following information:
The Aniwa Cemetery aka: The Union Cemetery
Highway 45 was nothing more than a wagon trail when the Union Cemetery was
established in the 1890's. A little girl of a Williams family was the first one
to be interred there. She had died previously and her grave was made on the
family lot. When the village purchased space for a cemetery, her grave was the
first to be located in the new plot, transferred there by her parents. No trace
of it is now visible.
Some of the oldest markers are encrusted with lichens and moss and the
lettering is obliterated. The oldest marker is dated 1889, and bears the name
James Arthur Gain, two markers dated 1893 are engraved with the names Mary Ella
Carley and Charles Salzar.
Other older marked graves are Pauline Robbins, 1836- 1911: Guy Wilmer
Bowers, 1894- 1911: William Reiland, 1887 - 1915: W.H. Carpenter, 1848 - 1914:
Thomas Monahan, 1861 - 1923: Jesse W. James, 1874 - 1945: Emma James, 1880 -
1960: George Goldrick, 1851 - 1918: and Marianna Jumgbauer, 1857-1911.
The graveled driveway divides the cemetery into two parts. On the West
side are the graves of Protestant church members and on the East side those of
the Catholic faith, mostly the St. Boniface parish. In both sections lie the
dead who served their country in time of war.
The Aniwa Cemetery is large, shaded by giant elms and other trees, well
cared for since 1920, when the Cemetery Association was organized. At that time
the land was over grown with brush and weeds with the early graves hidden from
view. Through the efforts of the Association the plot was cleared, graves cared
for and driveways graveled, a credit to the community.
Thanks again Donna for the awesome job -- 11 PAGES of headstones!
We have updated it with obituary
information as well. If you have information about a person interred here but not
listed here, please
email me and we'll update the page. And if we have missed a veteran
, let me know and we'll correct it.
GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 45.01220,
NOTE: ossw = On Same Stone With
w/ = with (buried next to) m. = married
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