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Cress Hill Cemetery

The Cress Hill Cemetery, one mile west of Hillsboro on Route 16, contains five acres of ground. In 1860, the Hillsboro Lutherans, seeking a new burial ground, purchased the tract of land from George Henry Cress and Tom Cory. On October 25, 1890, the site was sold to the newly organized Cress Hill Cemetery Association, whose first officers were Jacob Beck, Jesse C. Barrett, Henry A. Cress, John J. Scherer, and Christopher Kober. H. A. Cress, Sr., the only surviving member of the first association, is serving his fiftieth year as secretary and treasurer.

Cress Hill Cemetery is the burial place for stage coach driver Tom Cory, for the Cress ancestors, and for many pioneers of the Hillsboro community. There are twenty-one soldiers' graves on the ground, including two veterans of the Black Hawk War.

Taken from: “Hillsboro Guide” 1940
 
 

 Cress Hill Cemetery Location

 
Coordinates:
 
U.S. Geological Survey:
Latitude: 39.1697699
 
USGS Feature # 406776
Longitude: -89.5103662
 
USGS Link: View Feature
 
 
 
Township Location:
 
More Information:
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Section: 2
 
 
Description: NW 1/4 of NW 1/4
 
Active? Yes
 
 
Interments:
Cemetery # 08-04-01 
 
 
 
 
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Photo Provided By: Jeff
 
 
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Recently Updated Cemetery Records
Joseph Marvelous Hart
Date of Death: 1942
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Date of Death: 1970
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Date of Death: 1942
Ruby Marie Rhodes Woolard
Date of Death: 1979
Charles Levi Casey
Date of Death: 1971
Minnie Irene Matheny Casey
Date of Death: 1983
John William Casey
Date of Death: 1973
Jesse Earl Casey
Date of Death: 1983
Dorothy Marie Grabow Casey
Date of Death: 1982
John Burnap
Date of Death: 1894
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