Sumner-Hildreth Cemetery

Sumner Village

Freeborn County, Minnesota

Gone Home


Died May 3, 1864

Aged 68 y's

3 mos 19 d's

Transcription of Stones:

Historical Site

Sumner-Hildreth Cemetery

  This 1/2/acre of land was used as a cemetery 1864-75. Heirs of Hollis and Ruth Hildreth, Thomas and  Unni Rice owned the farm at that time.
  Some of the many buried here have been moved to Fairview Cemetery and other cemeteries. Hollis Hildreth is still buried here. Several small stones of others are remembered being here in the 1920's
  In 1934 the road was built, several graves were moved to the south side of the road. Later the Hildreth stone was removed for it's safe keeping. Inadvertently used as a barn door stepping stone. Later rescuedby the Freeborn Historical Society it's been returned to it's original location.
  Hollis Hildreth was born 14 Jan 1801 in New Hampshire. He married Ruth Spalding on 1 Nov 1829 in Essex Co., New York. In 1839 they moved to Branch Co., Michigan where in 1851 Ruth died. In 1852 Hollis moved o Jones Co., Iowa where he married Sarah Vonvoltenberg on 12 July 1857. In 1861 they moved to Sumner, where Hollis became the second Postmaster. He died 3 May 1864. Children of Hollis and Ruth were: Emily Sinkey, Elmina, Lestina Hawley, Orville, Gilpah, Harriet Bulson, Alvin and Harley.
  Our Thanks for the Cemetery Restoration in 1991 goes to: The Moscow Town Board, Freeborn County Historical Society, the Hildreth Family, Dale and Stephani Stark (present owners of this property) and Peder and Jean Legried (for their historical research)

See other side

(Stone's Back):

Sumner Village 1859


Shown on map

2. Stable
3. Post Office
4. Stark's Barn
5. Crum's first place
    Present owners: Dale and Stephani Starks
    Used for a Hotel
6. First Log House
7. Stage Coach Horse Barn
8. Tufte Garage
9. Tufte House
10. Watson Creek
11.Present Co. Road 102
12. Stage Coach Trail
12a. Horseshoe Bend
13. Riskedahl Home
14. Historical Marker
15. Sumner School Dist. 28
16. Cart Road
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