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Luther Memorial - Faith Lutheran Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet!   Please take a moment to thank them for this terrific resource!  Use your back browser button to return to this page. Please note that these generous contributions do not necessarily depict all tombstone photographs for a given cemetery.

Behrens, Bertha
Behrens, Henry J.
Biel, Katherine
Bloomquist, Edgar G. and Wilma A.
Bloomquist, Richard E.
Brendemihl, Alice
Brendemihl, Henry F.
Brendemihl, Ralph and family
Bruns, Albert and Ethel
Bruns, Myron F. and Grace M.
Cartmann, August B. and Anna L.
Catlin, R. Neil and Mary A.
DeBroux, Dwaine D.
Densow, Brenda Sue
Dersien, William
Dickelman, William and Charles
Franzen, Jacob and Mary
Franzen, Wayne F. (Founder of Franzen Brothers Circus)
Frick, Emilie
Frick, Samuel G.
Gerbig, George Jr.
Gerbig, Margaretha
Goehe, Herman and Jenny
Goehe, Herman H.
Graf, Alex and Lillian
Graf, Eugene R. and Elvina L.
Hackbarth, Henry and Florence
Hamus, Duwayne G. and Norma C.
Henrich, Martin E. and Edith V.
Hintze, Albert F. and Edna C.
Hintze, August and Emelia
Hintze, Byron
Hipke, John G. and Lucy D.
Hipke, Louise Hottenstein
Holt, Richard F. and Ellen J.
Homp, Gerald A. and Jean
Homp, Helen
Homp, Herman F.
Homp, Hermann F. and Ida
Hottenstein, Phillip J. and Catherine W.
Jacobi, Mark B.
Jaeger, Palmer F. and family
Jahns, infant
Jannuska, Walter J. and Vera A.
Kippenberg, William and Anna
Koprek, Eva
Koprek, Samuel
Kretlow, Edwin
Kretlow, Fred and Merton
Kretlow, Julius W.
Kretlow, Margaret Behrens
Kretlow, Minnie
Krueger, Alvin H. and Dorothy M.
Krueger, Amelia E.
Krueger, Donald J.
Kysely, Harry and Henrietta
Leder, Johan F. and Anna E. Simons
Lee, Eugene N.
Lee, Jess N. and Laura E.
Luther Memorial Cemetery Sign,  
Miller, Raymond and Mildred
Oldenburg, infant
Olson, Martin J. and Bertha J.
Prueser, Elmer A. and Margaret A.
Prueser, Kathleen M.
Prueser, Terry V.
Rice, Kimberly
Sanders, Kelvin and Alma
Schaufelberger, Alexander
Schaufelberger, Hilda
Schaufelberger, Maria
Schenk, William H. and Arlene L.
Schielke, Ina B.
Schielke, William K.
Schuenke, Erna
Steinfest, Tracy
Taubert, Gottlieb
Taubert, Wilhelmina
Taubert, William
Tesch, Alvina I.
Tesch, William E.
Tesky, Alexander
Tesky, Dorothea
Tesky, Gottlieb
Tesky, Herman P. and Ruth M.
Tesky, Martha
Tesky, Mary
Werner, August L.
Werner, Emma
Werner, Otto
Werner, Todd Michael
Zeissig, Marie
Zoellner, Arnold and Elizabeth
Zoellner, fred

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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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