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Richland County
(Buena Vista Township)
Bear Valley Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

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Andreas, Augusta E.
Andreas, Bertha A.
Andreas, Carl T. and Louise C
Bear Valley Cemetery Sign,  
Beckwith, Amelia J.
Beckwith, Ellen H. and Lagen
Beckwith, Ellen Hatch
Beckwith, Grace Ann Goodrich
Beckwith, Nancy M. Golder
Boebel, Richard Wallin
Brace, Charles and Irvin
Brace, Curtis E. and Susan M.
Brace, Donald O. and Jessie B.
Brace, Maria
Bresee, Thankful A.
Burnham, A.G.
Burnham, Angeline
Burnham, Anson G.
Burnham, Emily J.
Burnham, Pearllie
Burnham, Romelia M.
Butterfield, Polly
Carswell, George J. and Louisa
Carswell, Gideon J.
Carswell, Grace A. and Lucile
Carswell, John H. and Mary U.
Carswell, John H.
Carswell, Mary
Cemetery and Brown Church Plaque,  
Clark, children
Clement, Mariah
Clements, Mary Ann
Copeland, Katherine Young
Crary, Sylvia A. McCollister
Davis, Abijah S. Jr.
Davis, Sally A.
Davis, Walter J. and wives
Davis, Abijah S.
Davison, Isaac E.
Dixon, Mrs. John
Dixon, Wm. and Phila
Earll, D.H. and Charlotte
Eaton, Benj. Fish
Eaton, Henry L. and Helen M.
Eaton, John L.
Ellsworth, E.E.
Erickson, Robert L.
Fish, Thomas Phelon
Fuller, Isaac
Fuller, Sarah Shaffer
Fuller, Theresa and Clara A.
Garswell, Nathaniel
Giles, unclear female
Goodrich, Anna
Goodrich, C. Vick Jr.
Goodrich, Lorenzo D.
Grell, Hubert F. and Sarah A.
Gutknecht, Ora H. and Iva C.
Hamilton, Charlotte H. White
Hammond, Levi C. and family
Herpel, Julius H. and Pearl A.
Holcomb, Cornelia D. Fish
Holstlaw, Virgil L. and Blanche
Huber, Polly
Jackson, Joshua John
Jensen, Anna Sophia Rasmussen
Jensen, James
Johnson, Arnold S.C. and Fannie
Johnson, Ebenezer
Johnson, Jane Osgood
Keppert, Elizabeth Cheney
Keppert, Robt.
Kooiman, Susan Janet
Leineweber, Matthew Windrem
Loomis, Rev. S.B.
Martin, Leon E. and Frances E.
Martin, Sadie E. Matteson
Maxwell, Olic C. and Ruth E
Newbury, Nelson
Ochsner, Arthur L.
Page, Carlton E.
Peebles, Ervin G. and Lucia L.
Phetteplace, Ruth E.
Price, J.M.
Price, John H.
Price, Nancy Newberry
Rasmussen, Carl
Rasmussen, Hale
Reuter, John and Christine
Reuter, Vern E. and Jennie A.
Reynolds, Abigail
Reynolds, Dr. Bertha E.
Reynolds, Ellen Maria Brainard
Reynolds, Jefferson J.
Reynolds, John
Runyan, Jacob J.
Runyan, John
Runyan, unclear
Shontz, John Alexander and family
Southard, Maron
Stocks, Richard and George
Stocks, Thomas and Mary H.
stone pile,  
Strang, Nelson Charles
Talbot, unclear
Wade, Joseph and family
Wanless, gene C. and Shirley A
White, Gregory
Winterburn, B. and wives
Winterburn, Fannie
Winterburn, Frank
Winterburn, John H.
Winterburn, Mrs. Benjamin
Winterburn, Ralph
Wolf, William A. and Nellie
Wright, William C.
Young, Gerald and Lorena

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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