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Dane County
(Blue Mounds Township)
German Valley Lutheran Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

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Arneson, Dale K. and Eleanor E.
Arneson, Hilton A. and Janet M.
Arneson, James A.
Arneson, male infant
Arneson, Marvin and Edna E.
Arnold, Frederick and Anna
Arnold, Heinrich
Arnold, Katherine
Bang, John A. and Elizabeth K.
Becker, A. Katharina Bilse
Becker, August D.
Becker, August
Becker, Daniel A.
Becker, Elenor E.
Becker, family
Becker, Heinrich
Becker, Johann Heinrich
Becker, Jos. Heinrich
Bier, Peter and Bertha
Bilse, Adeline M.
Bilse, Heinrich
Bilse, Jacob
Bilse, Martha Elisa
Blizzard, Marvin L.
Bratthe, Donald A. and Dorothy C.
Burns, Marjorie LaVonne
Christianson, Daryl D. and family
Disrud, Anthony and Christine
Drevdahl, Henry O. and Katherine L.
Drevdahl, William and Henry Jr.
Erickson, Andrew and Margaret
Friedli, William F.
Friedli, Yvonne J.
Gerke, Catharine and family
Gerke, Henry and Sophia
German Valley Cemetery Sign
German Valley Historical Marker
Haack, Edwin F. and June E.
Haack, Edwin William
Heuser, Augusta Katherine M.
Heuser, Augusta W.C.
Heuser, Conrad
Heuser, Cristina
Heuser, Dan D.
Heuser, Daniel
Heuser, Dorothea
Heuser, Elizabeth M.
Heuser, Emilie and Anna
Heuser, female infant
Heuser, Frank D.
Heuser, Heinrich Aug. and Anna Maria
Heuser, Heinrich August and B.
Heuser, Henry M.
Heuser, Henry
Heuser, J.
Heuser, Jacob
Heuser, Katherine
Heuser, Mathilde K.
Heuser, Peter Heinrich and Maria Eilsah
Heuser, Sophie
Hiser, Homer B.
Hitzemann, William E. Sr. and Evelyn Larsen
Hodgson, Colleen
Hodgson, Dana Colleen
Hoesly, Henry J.
Huber, Walter Karl
Hughes, Rev. James and Ruth M.
Inselmann, Elisabeth
Johnston, Maria
Julson, Donald L. Jr.
Kably, Katharina
Kably, Mabel
Kably, Phillip
Kahl, Anna Elisabeth Hessin
Kahl, Annie Eliesebeth
Kahl, Daniel John
Kahl, George W.
Kahl, J. Henry
Kahl, Jacob and Marie
Kahl, Katharina
Kahl, male infant
Kahl, Mildred M.
Kahl, Sophia
Kingslien, DeAndre K. (De)
Lindberg, Jennie C.
Lust, Augusta
Maeble, Daniel
Marty, Greg
Nebel, Bertha W.
Newman, John and Elizabeth
Old school house in cemetery
Rounds, Charles H.
Schafer, Anna Mary
Schiffman, Lawrence O. and Mary J.
Scholl, Maria
Scholl, Rein.
Scholl, Reinhard
Seymour, Donald E. and Donna Lou Arneson
Staley, Ivan C. and Opal J.
Steyer, Emilie A. and Emma E.
Steyer, Ferdinand and Christina
Steyer, John M.
Steyer, Pauline
Steyer, unclear
Suffern, William J.
Swenson, Oscar and Elizabeth
Theis, Ida A.
Thousand, Peter Henry and Annie Dorothea Bilse
Thousand, William and Gertrude
Truttmann, Orval R. and Merle E.
Tschanz, Magdalan Weren
Wallace, Isaiah Duane
Weber, Melaney Jane
Widmer, Wilhelm
Wirth, Christine
Wirth, Ernest
Wirth, Frank H.
Wirth, Roderick W.
Wirth, Walter A. and Violette M.

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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.

This page was last updated 20 November 2012