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Dane County
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St Martins - Valley Home Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

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Ace, LaVerne R.
Arland, Ann Main
Arland, Sarah
Arland, Thomas
Arland, unclear
Barker, Wm. and Emma
Becker, Gottlob and Marie
Bollenbach, Emil L. and Hulda A.
Braun, John and Katharine
Brendler, C.A. and family
Brendler, Otto
Brendler, Sophie Mary
Brockmann, Ernst W.E.
Cook, Lucy
Cook, Robert
Cook, Sophia
Dauck, Dorothea
Dauck, John
Denner, John and Catherina
Durant, Samuel
Faust, female infant
Faust, Lillian
Festge, Albert and Marie
Festge, Gary R. and Marilyn E.
Festge, Ottilie
Garfoot, George W.
Garfoot, John and Emma S.
Garfoot, Mary
Garfoot, William
Grob, Adam and family
Grob, Carol Jean
Grob, Louis F.
Grob, Raphael A. and Rosetta L.
Grob, Thelma O.
Gyte, Esther
Gyte, George and Ann
Gyte, John J. and Elizabeth
Gyte, Samuel
Haeger, unclear
Harloff, Johann
Harloff, Lena
Harloff, Sophia
Heintz, John and Louise
Heintz, Rudolph W. and Emma A.
Herchenhan, John
Hering, Bertha A.
Hering, Clara Brendler
Hering, Gustav
Hering, Theresa
Hoessel, George and Marie
Howard, LaVerne
Howard, Melville
Howery, Elmer
Jacobs, Herman
Jacobs, John
Jahr, Leonard and Lillian M.
Johnson, Thecla Durant
Jorges, George and Mary
Jorges, George
Jorges, Henry and Catherine Vogtman
Junker, Philippine Marie
Kaddig, John and Mary
Kleinfeldt, Albert and Anna
Koch, Ferdinand and Emma
Koss, August and Lena
Lamboley, Aurelia Hering
Lappley, Fred W.
Lorenz, Carl and Minnie
Meister, Anna
Meister, Henry
Meitner, Henry and Johanna
Meng, Alma Hering
Meng, Charles S.
Meyer, Louisa
Mills, Nelson D.
Pappelbaum, Friederick
Pappelbaum, Wilhelmina
Partridge, A.M. and Emma Meltzer
Petersilie, Oscar and Bertha
Pleus, Caroline
Reinecke, Henry W. and Amanda R.
Rolfs, Henry
Rolfs, William and Linna
Sanftleben, Henry and Anna
Sanftleben, Herman E. and Anna M.
Scheele, August H. and Caroline
Scheele, Conrad
Scheele, H.W. and Wilhelmine
Scheele, Henry G.
Scheele, male infant
Schenck, Henry and Helena Mueller
Schlick, Ida
Schlick, Louis and family
Schroeder, Johanna H.
Schulenburg, Anna E. and unclear
Sheasby, Martha A
Sheasby, unclear
Shields, Dr. A.D.
Shields, Ollie Brendler
Shipley, Frank R. and Maud W.
Shipley, Robert D.
Shipley, Willard and Bessie I.
Simpson, Ann
Sponable, Patricia R. and Snedeger, Monte
Stapelmann, male infant
Strauss, Casper
Sturm, Carl and Maria
Taylor, Martha Ann
Taylor, unclear family
Taylor, William H. and Elizabeth Ann
Thomas, Elizabeth A.
Thomas, John W.
Thomas, Mary E.
Valley Home Cemetery Sign,  
Walford, Thomas A. and Mary A.
Walter, Louis
Wille, Henry F. and Auguste
Wille, Herman and Rosa
Wille, Richard W. and Bertha
Wolff, Herman and Alvina
Zigler, Christina
Zulauf, Olga E.
Zurfluh, John and Ida

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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