Jerusalem United Presbyterian Welsh Cemetery
Genesee Township


This active cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 83 at the junction of Highway G, Section 9 Genesee Township. It is opposite Salem Cemetery.


Jerusalem Cemetery was established in 1842 when a group of Welsh settlers organized the Welsh Calvanistic Church of Genesee. The first log church, Capel Log, was built in 1845 at the site of the present cemetery. When they built a new church in 1849, they renamed it Jerusalem.

In 1851, some of the Jerusalem members were unhappy and established the Salem Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church The congregation was dissolved in 1878 and most of the members went back to Jerusalem Church.

The first regular pastor came in 1878, sharing a joint pastorate with Bethesda Church. The congregation affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in 1921. It is now a member of the five-church Kettle Moraine Parish.

The Jerusalem and Salem Cemeteries, since March 10, 1921, have been under the direction of one cemetery association, first called the Genesee Welsh Cemetery Association. On April 5, 1948, the name was changed to the Wales Cemetery Association.


There are cemetery records 1850-date. According to the association, the cemetery was established in 1850, although there are earlier burials here.

There is a chart of the cemetery and records are available for public research by appointment. Mail requests will be answered at no charge.

Wales Cemetery Association
470 South Wales Road (Highway 83)
Wales, WI 53183

At the Waukesha County Museum, there are transcriptions of Tombstones 1844-1938.


These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet!

Some of these burials may be in the Salem Cemetery. I found that some of the photos submitted were duplicates.

Charles F. Backler

Frederick (Fritz) Backler & Clarice M. Backler

Grace E.Backler

Harlow and Grace Bielefeldt

Richard and Miriam Bowen

Emma A. Brownell

Marie E. Burke

Fred I. Byerly


Jack H. Christoffersen and E. Francis Thomas

George M. Chritzman

Mildred Fash Chritzman

William J. and Catherine L. Church

Manuel C. and Mary L. Cutler


Lloyd T. Davenport

Margaret Turmire K. Davenport

David R. Davies

Evan Davies & Catherine, Christmas, Griffith, William

David W. and Martha Davis

Katie M. Davis

Thomas M. Davis

Henry and Rachel Deck

Elizabeth Driscoll

Clarence and Avrinah J Dysart


Annie Edmunds

Jane Edmunds

W. Edmunds

David O. Edwards

D.L. Edwards and family

Edward G. Edwards

Evan Owen Edwards

Lillian Edwards

Thomas M. Edwards and family

Miriam Ellis

Ann Evans

David L. and Sara C. Evans

John B. Evans

John W. and Nettie E. Evans

Ruth Jones Evans

T. Arthur and Maymie Evans


Dr. M. H. Fash

Sarah A. Fash

Anna Richards Felix

Howell Felix

August E. and Barbara Fondrie


Daniel Garth

John Jones Garth

Margaret Garth

Maud H. Edwards Garton

William E. Garton

Edward H. and Catharine J. Griffiths

Evan J. and Jennie Griffiths

Humphrey E. Griffiths

James M. Griffiths and family

James R. Griffiths

Joshua J. and Hannah Griffiths

Morgan D. Griffiths


Arthur W. and Barbara J. Hargrave

Margaret Holland

Delbert R. and Gwendolyn W. Howell

David M. and Ellen Hughes

William Hughs


Ann James

Catharine James

Morgan R. James

Ann Jenkins

Elizabeth Jenkins

John Jenkins

David Jones

Edward Jones

Helen J. Jones

John Jones

John A. Jones

John M. Jones

Joseph W. and Jennie M. Jones

M. Jones

Margaret Jones

Marietta Jones

Mrs. John and family Jones

Mrs. John T. Jones

Owen and family Jones

Richard and Elizabeth J Jones

Richard W. Jones

Thomas R. Jones

Thos. D. and Margaret R Jones

Thos. R. Jones

Willie Jones


Sheng Khang

Theorore and Violett Kirchoff

Ernst W. Kriesel


Norman E. Larson

David Lewis

Margaret J. Lewis

David J. Lloyd

Mary Lloyd

W. Lloyd

Anne Long


G. Mary

Lettitia James Mason

Richard Mason

Cyril Elwood Maule

Howard W. and Martha J. Maule

Irving M. and Ena May

Eleanor Evans Morris

Hugh K. Morris

J. Russell and Jennie Morris

William T. Morris

Rev. John and Ann Davie Moses

Allen Muckleston

John Wm. Muckleston

Milton A. Muckleston


Ellef O. and Johanna Nelson

Emanuel O. Nelson

Marie A. Nelson


Margaret and Ruth Oliver

William Oliver

Wesley C. Olsen

E.D. (Duke) and Janet ORourke

Jennie E. Owen

Thomas Owen


Ann Jones Park

James and Winifred Parry

John Parry

Margaret Parry

Willard and family Parry

Robert J. and Marga Pritchard

John Pugh


Ann Roberts

David W. Roberts

Frances Roberts

Jane Roberts

John William and Sada Roberts

Owen Willard Roberts

T. Gordon and Betty L Roberts

Elsie G. Robertson

James J. Robertson

Wm. Roderick

Alexander and Margaret Roth

Mary C. Rowlands

Mary J. Rowlands

Richard Rowlands

William O. and Gwend Rowlands


Hannah J. Southard

Morris N. and Betty Spencer


Evan G. and Elizabeth Thomas

James and Martha Evans Thomas

John R. Thomas

Mary Thomas

Vernice Kriesel Tobin

Edith Girbble Turnmire

James W. Turnmire

Theodore R. Turnmire

Elinor Tytherleigh


Eliza Williams

Evan Lloyd and Jeane Williams

Griffith H. and Dais Williams

Henrietta Williams

Hugh and Elizabeth Williams

John Williams

John H. and Margaret Williams

John T. Williams

Lester C. Williams

Roy E. Williams

Wm. and family Williams

Wm.J. Williams


Yiv Yaaj

Ker Yang


Frank W. Zaydell

Vida M. Zaydell