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Columbia County
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Shanks Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

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Achtenberg, Henrietta
Achterberg, Clifford G. and Leona M.
Achterberg, George and Maude
Allan, Donald I. and Doris M.
Allan, Gavan and Mary
Allan, Gavin J.
Allan, Irwin and Bernice
Allan, James C.
Allan, Lillian
Allen, Alex and Della
Allen, Barbara
Allen, Wallace
Baird, Esther
Baird, George
Baird, infant
Baird, J.
Baird, James F.
Baird, James
Baird, Jessie Shanks
Baird, John Earl
Baird, Wm. Earl and Margaret
Baird, Wm.
Balliet, Brian M.
Balliet, Carl F. and Fannie E.
Balliet, Melvin and Phyllis
Beich, Adolph and family
Berger, Geo.
Berger, Thekla
Birdno, Irving
Birdno, Isabel
Birdno, Susie K.
Bogue, Edward and Margaret
Cochran, Lois M. and Donald
Considine, Harvey J. and family
Crain, Sherman W. and Jennie S.
Dates, William J. and unclear
Dittberner, Albert and Emmalena
Dittberner, Charles F.
Dittberner, Frank and Elizabeth A.
Dittberner, Henry C. and Henrietta M.
Dittberner, Melvin and Bertha
Dittberner, Teresa P.
Dittberner, William A. and unclear
Douglas, John and Mary
Douglas, John
Finney, Rev. R.C.
Fleming, Dorothy E.
Fleming, John E.
Fleming, John R.
Fleming, Margaret Shanks
Fleming, Thomas and family
Gamble, James Henry
Gamble, Margaret Towers
Genrich, Emma
Gowans, Thos.
Grotzke, Allen F.
Grotzke, Charles A. and Margaret L.
Grotzke, Mary
Grotzke, Robert and Mary
Grotzke, William W.
Harvey, Arthur J.
Harvey, Isabella Black
Harvey, James L.
Harvey, male infant
Harvey, Margaret T. Shanks
Harvey, Paulina
Harvey, Seldon D.
Harvey, Walter and Janet
Harvey, Walter
Ireland, Agnes
Ireland, Aleck
Ireland, James
Ireland, Jane
Ireland, William
James, Donald L. and Agnes M.
Johnson, Annie
Johnson, father
Johnson, Louis
Johnson, mother
Jones, Alexander and Jennie V.
Jones, David
Jones, James E. and Agnes J.
Jones, Jennie
Jones, male infant
Kemp, Janet C.
Kennedy, Daniel and Mary M.
Kerkan, Thomas
Kohlman, Oscar and family
Krejchik, Edward M. and Alydia A.
Lillich, Henrietta
Lillich, John
Lillich, Margaret
Lillich, Mary E. and Emma H.
Lockhart, Margaret G.
Lockhart, unclear female
Lockhart, unclear
Marshall, Agnes Robb
Marshall, David S. and Isabella Tennant
Marshall, John and Margaret McFarlane
Marshall, John M. and family
Marshall, Maggy and Marion E.
Marshall, Mary
Marshall, May Violet
Marshall, Robert and family
Marshall, Robt. S.
Marshall, Ross
Marshall, Thomas and Marion Dabie
Marshall, Thos. L.
Marshall, unclear
Marshall, William D.
Marshall, William S. and Maude B.
Martin, John
McAusland, Isabella
McCartney, Mary
McLeish, George M.
McLeish, Jane
McLeish, Roy and Grace
McLeish, William H.
McLeish, Wm.
McMahon, Robert F. and Marian E.
McMahon, Robert F.
Meikle, Agnes L.
Meikle, John
Meikle, Thomas L.
Messer, Edward L.
Messer, Robert C. and Jane A.
Miller, Rinhult and Ida
Milton, Vincent A. and Dorothy
Otto, Marlin P. and Sarah E.
Otto, Marlin P.
Parks, James E. and Solveig M.
Parry, Robert J. and Magdalene D.
Pate, infant
Pate, John J.
Pate, Mary
Pate, Whitelaw Reid
Pate, William and Agnes
Pate, Wm. M.
Perman, Edward A. and Susie L.
Perman, Stuart
Racek, Anastasia
Racek, Charles C. and Myrtle G.
Racek, Henrietta
Racek, Henry J.
Racek, Henry
Racek, Theodore
Ramsay, Ronald F. and Ruth L.
Ramsay, Thomas B. and Agnes
Ramsay, Thomas E. and Lorna B.
Ramsay, Thomas E.
Ramsay, Thomas J.
Rehdantz, Tony R.
Richmond, Harold E.
Richmond, Hazel
Richmond, John and Elizabeth
Richmond, John S. and Urrilla
Richmond, Minnie B.
Richmond, Seldon C.
Richmond, Walter J.
Ringham, Andrew and Caroline
Robb, Isabella
Robb, Janet
Robb, John M.
Robb, John
Robb, unclear
Robb, William E.
Sacharski, Edward J. and Esther Towers
Schult, Dewey W. and unclear
Shanks Cemetery Sign
Shanks, Agnes L.
Shanks, Alan B. and Mabel
Shanks, Anthony D.
Shanks, Archibald A.
Shanks, David J.
Shanks, David W. and L. May
Shanks, Edward B. and family
Shanks, father
Shanks, J. Stanley and Dorothy E.
Shanks, John and Elizabeth
Shanks, Leon Edward
Shanks, Mary A. and infant
Shanks, mother
Shanks, Nean and Inez
Shanks, unclear and Agnes Robb
Shanks, W. Melvin and Helen
Shanks, William A.
Shanks, William and Agnes
Shanks, William and Elizabeth R.
Shanks, Wm.
Simpson, Christian
Simpson, Walter
Smith, Herman W. and Elaine M. Baird
Stauber, David K.
Stauber, John
Stauber, Margaret
Stauber, Richard and Meta
Stauber, Richard
Stauber, Rose
Steele, Neil D. and Sarah J.
Steele, unclear female
Steele, Wm.
Stewart, Charles A. and Ruth
Stewart, Clarence L. and Alma O.
Stewart, Duncan
Stewart, Margaret Towers
Tacke, Helmuth W.
Tacke, Myrtle M.
Thomas, Owen G. and Vesta E.
Thompson, Ninnian and family
Towers, Agnes J.
Towers, James S.
Towers, John and Marion
Towers, John M. and Margaret M.
Towers, Margaret C.
Towers, Wallace W. and Amanda M.
Uffenbeck, Mary Elizabeth
unclear grave marker
Utesch, Gary D.
White, Rev. Reginald C. and Margery K.
Whitelaw, Margaret and Isabella
Whitelaw, Robert and Isabella Reid
Wickner, Angeline R. Miller
Winkler, Louis A. and Evelyn
Winkler, Louis A.
Zamzow, Charles W.
Zamzow, Edward P.
Zamzow, Edward Perman and Betty Ann
Zamzow, George E. and Lois I.
Zamzow, Gottlieb W.
Zamzow, Irene
Zamzow, Mary W.

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WISCONSIN MUNICIPALITIES: Cities Towns, and Villages, often referred to as 'municipalities' in Wisconsin law, are the governmental units that relate most directly to citizens' everyday lives.

TOWNS, like counties, were created by the state to provide basic municipal services. Rooted in New England and New York tradition, town government came to Wisconsin with the settlers, but Wisconsin towns were not like their Eastern counterparts that reflected the existing patterns of local settlement. In Wisconsin, towns are geographical subdivisions of counties. Towns originally served (and for the most part they continue to serve) rural areas. Towns govern those areas of Wisconsin not included in the corporate boundaries of cities and villages.

The difference between "township" and "town" often confuses the public. In Wisconsin, "township' refers to the surveyor's township which was laid out to identify land parcels within a county. Theoretically. a township is a square tract of land, measuring six miles on a side for a total of 36 square miles in the unit. Each township is divided into 36 sections. "Town", as the word is used in Wisconsin, denotes a specific unit of government. It's boundaries may coincide with the surveyor's township or it may look quite different. A Town may include one, parts of or several townships.

CITIES and VILLAGES, often referred to as "incorportated areas", govern territory where population is more concentrated. In general, minimum population for incorporation as a village is 150 residents for an isolated village and 2,500 for a metropolitan village located in a more densely settled area. For cities, the minimums are 1,000 and 5,000 respectively. As cities and villages are incorporated, they are carved out of the town territory and become independent units no longer subject to the town's control. The remainder of the town may take on a 'Swiss cheese" configuration as its area is reduced.

[Information above taken from "State of Wisconsin Blue Book 1997-1998"]

ProjectCopyright Notice: These generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery. The source for many of the cemetery names and placenames on these pages come from Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin, 3rd edition, compiled by Linda M. Herrick and Wendy K. Uncapher. The book is published by Origins at 4327 Milton Ave. Janesville, WI 53546. All files on this site are copyrighted by their creator and/or contributor. They may be linked to but may not be reproduced on another site without specific permission from Tina Vickery [] and/or their contributor. Although public information is not in and of itself copyrightable, the format in which they are presented, the notes and comments, etc., are. It is however, quite permissable to print or save the files to a personal computer for personal use ONLY.

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