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Sunnyside Cemetery

Menomonee Township
Waukesha County Wisconsin Genealogy

Location

This active cemetery is located on the west side of Highway 74, 1 1/3 miles northeast of the center of Lannon Village, Southeast 1/4 of Section 8, Menomonee Township.

History

On March 3, 1855, the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association was organized. There were seven recorded burials prior to this date and from their locations it is obvious that the cemetery was platted out at some prior time, although there is no record of a cemetery being in any of the deeds or abstracts for this parcel of land. It is believed to have been established circa 1839. The earliest recorded burial is that of Betsy Waterman, age 32, who died in 1847. She is not buried near the Bancroft lots so it is assumed that she was not related to them.

History of the Property-On October 29, 1846, the SE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 8 in the town of Menomonee was deeded to Joel Bancroft. Sunnyside Cemetery is located in this parcel of land.

Joel Bancroft died in 1848. In December of 1848 this parcel was sold to Abner Rowe who sold it to Daniel and Charity Smith in May of 1851.

On January 3, 1862, one acre comprising the original plat was deeded to the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association by Daniel and Charity Smith. On October 1, 1888 Daniel Smith's son, George and his wife, Elizabeth deeded the First Addition to the cemetery. This is the area from the big maple trees down highway 74, then known as Waukesha road.

In June of 1892, the name of Menomonee Center Cemetery Association was changed to Menomonee Union Sunnyside Cemetery and in June of 1894 changed again to Menomonee Sunnyside Cemetery. Later in 1894 it was re-named again to Sunnyside Cemetery.

In 1898 a narrow strip of land on the south and west sides containing a row of maple trees was sold to the cemetery for $1.00 by George and Elizabeth Smith. In 1922 a 1 1/2 acre strip of land on the north side was purchased from Nicholas and Anna Lauer, and in 1960 a 4.022 acre parcel on the south and west side was purchased from Alvin and Charles Smith.

It was discovered that both the State of Wisconsin and Waukesha County claimed to have no record of the cemetery being organized or incorporated, so on February 24, 1975 the Sunnyside Cemetery Association was re-organized and incorporated in accordance with the regulations of the State of Wisconsin. Old records in our possession indicate that the incorporation of the Menomonee Center Cemetery Association of March 3, 1855 was indeed recorded in Vol. 1, page 37 by Wm. R. Williams, Register of Deeds, Waukesha County on March 28, 1855!

As of April 15, 2000, Sunnyside Cemetery contains 2278 burials with probably a few more early burials in unmarked graves or those where stones were broken off.

Negotiations are presently under way to acquire an additional 9.6 acres behind the cemetery for future expansion.

Dated April 18, 2000 Article submitted to Sussex-Lisbon Area Historical Society by Lois Clementi (Rec'd June 5, 2002) Copied here with permission from the SLAHS.ORG webmaster

Records

There is a chart of the cemetery, but it is incomplete. The records are held by the Sunnyside Cemetery Association. They are not generally open to the public, for research but the association will answer mail requests.

Contact: Sunnyside Cemetery Association 19166 Main Street Lannon, WI 53046

Transcriptions

Originally copied from tombstone and other available cemetery records by Mrs. Edith M. Tallmadge, Curator of Waukesha County Museum and County Historian, assisted by Mrs. Miriam Wood of the Waukesha County Medical Society Auxiliary. 1849 - approx. 1963. Some entries have additional material added from Register of Deeds office, Waukesha, for fuller family information. More recent burials have been entered by Mike Reilly. There is a recent book of transcriptions available at the Waukesha & Milwaukee Libraries, possibly through interlibrary loan.

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HABETH WENZEL:
John J./Feb. 5, 1937 - 	married Anne on Apr. 20, 1963
Anne L./Nov. 14, 1942 - Dec. 6, 1997
Barbara (mother)/July 3, 1909 - _____

HACKBARTH:
Wilbert C. "Red"/b. Oct. 26, 1923/d. Aug. 3, 2000/age 76 years
Janice M. (HARTMAN)/Feb. 14, 1952 - July 14, 1998
Curt/May 4, 1953 - _____

HACKBARTH:
See KUPHALL

HACKL:
Bruno E./1902 - 1971

HAERTER:
Jeanette/1930 -_____ 

HAHN:
Alfred/	1887 - 1963
Amanda/	1878 - 1953
Rose H./Dec. 20, 1910 - Apr. 6, 1984/Daughter 

HAMILTON:
Norma/Aug. 6, 1909 - June 9, 1994

HAMMEL:
George H./1903 - 1976
Isabel I./1911 - _____

HAMMERICH:
Michael A./1984 - 1989

HAMPSHIRE:
Tommy V./May 19, 1930 - Nov. 14, 2001
Harriet Estelle Melnick/b. ca 1925/d. 28-Nov-2003/parent: Edward Melnick

HANNON:
Barbara R. (BERNDT)/d. July 13, 2000/age 68 years

HANSEN:
John Scott/1954 - 1973
Herman S./1928 - _____
Lois M./1932 - _____

HANSEN: 
See HUGGLER

HARDEN:
Edna/Nov. 17, 1893 - July 7, 1987

HARDRATH:
Arthur/1902 - 1976
Lydia/1907 - 1982
Wayne R./1938 - 1952
Everette E./1933 - 1957 (flag)

HARMANN:
Clara A./1892 - 1988
Edward H./1890 - 1980

HARMON:
Benjamin Sr./1782 - Oct. 10, 1856
Sarah (HASTINGS)/Apr. 7, 1794 - Apr. 25, 1875/wife
Joseph/d. Sept. 10, 1855/ae. 22 yr. 5 mo./son of B. & S.
Lucy M./d. Mar. 3, 1849/dau. of B. & S.
Benjamin (large monument)/b. Sept. 21, 1818 in V.T./d. Oct. 3, 1855
Mary Morris/b. June 12, 1820 in V.T./d. Feb. 23, 1903/wife
Sara Smith/b. July 7, 1842 in N. Y. (?)/d. 1/8, 1928
Dement/1848 - 1930/son of Herman
Sophia (TURNER)/Feb. 14, 1847 - Nov. 23, 1929/wife/and 
	dau. of David & Mary MCNERTY
Herman/May 4, 1820 - Feb. 17, 1912
Abigail/July 16, 1823 - Feb. 13, 1873/wife
Amelia/1850 - 1934
Adelia/1855 - 1948
John S./1862 - 1909
Grace/1875 - 1930
Marian V./1886 - 1968
Glenn D./1898 - 1963
James P./1923 - 1976/Ens US Navy WWII
Mary S./1961 - 1984/dau. of James

HARNING:
F. Carl (father)/b. Apr. 20, 1862 in Germany/d. Apr. 25, 1938
Adeline (mother)/1851 - 1930
Edith/1891 - 1967
Carola/1888 - 1971

HARRIS:
James T./1933 - 1982/US Army Korea

HART: 
See  HAYLETT

HARTHUN:
Robert J./Feb./20, 1924 - June 6, 1998/Y1 US Navy WWII/married 
	Marilyn R. (b. Oct. 8, 1925) on May 15, 1945

HARTKOPF:
Elizabeth/May 17, 1884 - Dec. 10, 1979/w/H.

HARTLING:
Dorothy/1921 - ?
Orville/1914 - ?
William/1943 - ?

HARTMAN: 
See  HACKBARTH

HASBROOK:
Shane Locke/Aug. 19, 1997 - July 15, 1998

HASTINGS: 
See HARMON

HAUPT:
Claudia A./1920 - 1980

HAWLEY:
Cecil R./b. Jan. 13, 1941/d. June 3, 2001/Age 60 yrs

HAYLETT:
Robert/1775 - June 1, 1862/ (possible born in Norfolk/
	Diocese of Norwich/England)
Bridget (HART)/1780 - Mar. 8, 1866/wife
Theophilus/b. Oct. 28, 1811 in England/d. Nov. 29, 1882 
	"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord'/son of Robert
Susan Elizabeth/b. Apr. 9, 1838 in Penfield/N.Y./d. Oct. 30, 1856/
	dau. of Theophilus
T. Hart/Sept, 1844 - Mar. 11, 1874/Co. A 28th Wis. Vol. marker./
	son of Theophilus
Libbie/? - ?
Henry P (?)./1853 - 1905
S. Allice/b. July 26, 1852 in Oshkosh/WI./d. June 29, 1933
Horace L./b. Oct. 8, 1847  in Menomonee Falls/WI./
	d. Sept. 28, 1906/son of Theophilus (& Harriet Haylett?)
Susan/May 9, 1859 - Oct. 1, 1896
Florence/Nov. 9, 1892 - Sept. 22, 1893
Gordon Haylett Ferguson/Sept. 1, 1929 - Sept. 14, 1929
Alice/? - ?
Henry/? - ?
Everett G/1855 - 1891/son of Theophilus
Henrietta E. (POTTER)/b. Jan. 3, 1878 in Parisville/
	dau. of Jack & Abigail Potter
(Father)/old marker/may be grandfather?
(Mother)/might belong to Robert & Bridget
Jane Elizabeth/June 25, 1906 (?) - Jan. 1, 1907

HEATON:
Ruth Arlene/Mar. 19, 1916 - Nov. 23, 1988

HEBENSTREICH:
Joseph/1920 - 1981

HEBLINGER:
George A./1930 - _____
K. Jeanne (JOECKS)/1933 - _____ 

HEFT:
Walter A./1906 - 1966
Irma/1913 - 1981

HEGER:
Norma L./Oct. 19, 1914 - Mar. 20, 1997
Lothar M./Apr. 5, 1909 - Mar. 29, 1947/married Norma on Apr. 14, 1934

HEIDEL:
Edward H. Jr./Sept. 7, 1922 - June 27, 1971/Wisconsin  
	ssgt. US Army WWII

HEILMANN:
See KROEPFL

HELDT:
Arthur F./1871 - 1939

HELMLE:
Arthur J./1924 - 1978/Cpl. US Army WWII

HELT:
Jeffrey J./1965 - 1989

HEMSHANMEYER: 
See CLASON

HENDERSON: 
See BRAUN

HENRIZI:
Martin/	1848 - 1930/father
Katherine (KEHR)/b. Apr. 1, 1856 in Town of Menomonee/d. Feb. 27, 1942/
	mother and dau. of George Kehr & Katherine KAMMERSCHMIDT
Edward/1878 - 1933
Jacob/In alter von jodran(?)/b. Oct. 4, 1836 in Germany/d. July 6, 1903	
	husband of Christina
Edward/1878 - 1933
Sophia (KRAHN)/	d. Oct. 21, 1914

HERBERT:
Charmine/Sept. 23/46 - Jan. 2, 1995

HERDEN:
Louis D./1897 - 1962
Louise/1900 - 1985
Lester F./1917 - 1965
Bernice C./1923 - 1994

HERMAN:
See KUPHALL

HILENDORF:
Rosie/1912 - 1978

HILGENDORF:
Darryl James./b. Aug. 16, 1949/d.  December 2, 1998/age 49 yrs
James E./1919 - 1987
Leona A./1919 - _____
Gloria/1931 - 1973
Dennis E./1947 - 1967

HINNENDALE:
Roger C./Apr. 4, 1915 - Nov. 14, 1989
Eleanor M./b. Sept. 20, 1918/d.  May 24,  2000/age 82 yrs

HOECKEL:
Erwin/1912 - 1991

HOELZ:
Arthur G./Jun. 2, 1917 - Dec. 17, 1996
Renata A./May 26, 1917 - Nov. 10, 1995/married Arthur on Jan. 17, 1942

HOEPPNER:
Ernest/Oct. 24, 1917 - Nov. 19, 1996
Dorothy/Aug. 25, 1919 - Jan. 16, 1992
Infant son of E. & D. F./d. Oct. 6, 1937

HOFFMAN:
Walter J./Aug. 18, 1948 - June 23, 1998
Barbara J./Sept. 12, 1948 - _____

HOKENSTAD:
Robert E./Dec. 30, 1938 - Dec. 9, 1987
Marilyn J./July 21, 1938 - _____

HOLTZ:
Renee S./Nov. 13, 1943 - May 5, 1985

HOOD:
Florence M./Apr. 14, 1922 - June 6, 1990
Albert R./Oct. 24, 1912 - Mar. 4, 1966

HORANDA:
Lauren/Apr. 16, 1908 - Aug. 25, 1969
Alene A./1924 - 1998

HORNING:
Sandra/1943 - 1997/dau. of Joyce WOLFGRAM

HOTCHKISS:
Mary/Feb. 4, 1956 - Aug. 9, 1995

HOTTENROTH:
Kenneth D./June 25, 1934 - Aug. 30, 1989/US Navy

HOWARD:
Hiram/1788 - Aug. 15, 1859/son of Lyman & Clarinda
Sarah Larnardo/	8/17/1786 - Feb. 29, 1875/wife
Pearl M./1902 - 1934

HOWARD: 
See BENCE

HOWE:
Lucy/d. Dec. 19, 1867/ae. 46 yr 7 mo 4 day/wife of Isaac
Rachel L./infant/?

HOYT:
William M. MD (Doctor)/Aug. 22, 1829 - Feb. 5, 1870/(Father)
Nancy E. MD (Doctor)/Feb. 5, 1829 - Oct. 13, 1899/(Mother)
Celeste/May 21, 1850 - June 28, 1927/Daughter
William M. Jr./Sept. 21, 1859 - June 26, 1863/son
George E. MD/Aug. 31, 1861 in Menomonee Falls/d. Jan. 16, 1953/son
Sarah E./Sept. 6, 1867 - Feb. 9, 1868/Daughter
Judson E./Mar. 29, 1854 - 9 5, 1926/Son
Edith E./June 27, 1861 - Mar. 17, 1931/wife of Judson E.
Lulu M. B./Feb./22, 1864 - June 1, 1893
Melvin A./Nov. 27, 1857 - Nov. 17, 19??/son of Wm. & Nancy
Grace E./Nov. 5, 1888 - Apr. 13, 1985

HUBERTY:
Adele A./b. August 2, 1907/d. Nov. 5, 1998
Agnes/Oct. 25, 1903 - Dec. 27, 1981
Delmore G./June 22, 1905 - Mar. 31, 1979

HUEBNER:
Wilhelmina/Feb. 9, 1896 - May 4, 1896/dau. of F.G. & Elasonic Huebner

HUGGLER:
Terry L./b. Jan. 21, 1954 ?/son
Patricia I./July 24, 1956 - July 24, 1967
Harold R./Mar. 21, 1925 - Oct. 23, 1991/served USS - LCS (L) 33
Vivian J. (HANSEN)/Mar. 4, 1929 - ?/married Harold June 24, 1950

HUGHES: 
See FRANCIS

HULTON:
James/Aug. 26, 1945 - Feb. 11, 1946

HUMSICKER:
Nina A./Sept. 20, 1894 - May 4, 1896/dau. of Wm. & Almira Humsicker

HUTSON:
Ova W./1897 - 1978
Alcie M./1900 - 1983
Pearl A./Nov. 26, 1916 - May 10, 1992
Don O./Feb. 28, 1922 - Feb. 13, 1992/married Pearl on May 4, 1941

INGERSON:
James K./Apr. 26, 1959/Dec. 14, 1994

IRISH:
Ruth Ritsch/1921 - 2002
Shurly Russell, Jr./1920 - 2000

ISCHE:
August L./1878 - 1972
Earl C./1902 - 1939
Ella C./1883 - 1949
2 ADDITIONAL GRAVES WITH NO MARKERS
Otis E./1907 - 1967
Viola B./1911 - 1946


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