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Button-Buena Vista 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.

Angell, Roy and Emilian
Applery, Ida Dooley
Applery, Luther Lee
Bancroft, Dexter E. and George
Bangham, B.I.
Bangham, Bronson I.
Bangham, Franklin
Bangham, Helen M. Korah
Banister, George W.
Bayer, Beba Beth
Beckwith, Mildred Myrtle
Bills, Alonzo E.
Bills, Wm. D. and Julia Ann
Bills, Wm. Henry and Geo.
Bixler, Carl A. and Helen E.
Bixler, George Philip
Bliss, William and Thomas O.
Bock, Joseph C. (Joe)
Briggs, Adelbert
Briggs, J.W.
Briggs, Melissa
Brown, Elizabeth
Brown, Mary A.
Burnhein, Cote A.L.
Button Cemetery Sign,  
Button, Amos
Cartmill, Garnal L. and Doris
Chaplitski, Sigred S. and Gladys
Clanin, Paul W. and Geneva B.
Clemo, Agnes L.
Clemo, Alvin H.
Cora, Anna
Corbin, Sarah A.
Cottrill, Charles R. and Helen
Crary, Elva Evans
Crary, Melvin L. and Amy G.
Crary, Terry Evan
Dillon, Ann Butler
Dillon, Bruce and John
Dillon, Freddie and Katie
Dillon, Hattie
Dillon, Henry
Dillon, Josephine and Seiders
Donner, Idell
Dring, Orville T. and Dorothy
Dyke, G.H.
Dyke, G.L.
Dyke, Geo. Henry
Dyke, Laura Jane
Eichorst, James H.
Elliott, Harold M. and Margaret
Esselstyn, Clifford
Fazel, L.Ray
Fazel, M. Mae
Fazel, Wesley and Cora F.
Federman, Frank F. and Maymie
Foote, Louisa M.
Frier, Theodore and Bertha
Garretts, Robert T.W. and Mildred
Gewald, August and Azurah
Goodwin, Clara A.
Gotham, Edna Esselstyn
Gotham, Myron Walter and Helen
Gumz, Alfred O. and Norma M.
Gutknecht, Milton Oscar
Haney, James W. and Marion
Hattery, Donald and Clara
Hein, John
Hendricks, Andrew
Henry, David and family
Herdman, Ann
Herdman, Edward J.
Honn, Leonidas B.
Huff, Austin and Minnie
Ingrum, Rozeta and Allice G.
Ingrum, Wm. Fredda
Johnson, James
Johnson, Mary F. Clark
Johnson, Samuel
Ketcham, Wm. J. and unclear
King, Robert and family
Klekoski, Frank and family
Kovars, Joseph A. and Dorothea
Kraska, Harold A.
Kraska, Steven K.
Kremer, William
Kuykendall, Alfred
Lewis, B.E.
Lewis, John A.
Lewis, unclear male
Lewis, Wm. F.
Long, Samuel and Frances
Martin, Dora A.
Martin, James
Matteson, Deloss
Matteson, Emily C.
Matteson, Emily
Matteson, Hannah
Matteson, Lucy A.
Matteson, Sarah A.
Maxwell, Ada Mae
Maxwell, Clara Emma
Maxwell, Glen and Agnes
Maxwell, Josiah
Maxwell, Oliver P.
Maxwell, T.D.C.
Maxwell, unclear
Maxwell, Zylphia Matteson
McDougal, Donald Jr.
McEntyre, James
McIntyre, Ezekiel and Caroline
Mead, David
Mead, Hattie
Mead, Mary
Mead, Perry
Mead, Sinie
Mead, Sophia Jane
Meade, Columbia E.
Moore, Alonzo M.
Moore, Alonzo
Moore, James
Moore, Joseph Wheeler
Moore, Margarette
Moore, Meritable Wheeler
Moore, Robert E.
Morrison, Henry Jennings
Morrison, Sally A. Fox
Muckler, John W. and Mary J.
Muckler, Robert Willard
Neefe, Robert L. and Darlene L
Nichols, Sarah M.
Parduhn, August and unclear
Parduhn, Henry and Belle
Parduhn, Henry J.
Pellett, Herbert (Bud) and Fay
Perrin, Ellen
Phelps, Cornelia
Pierstorff, Charles
Platt, Mattie S.
Pollard, Frank
Pope, Eva L. Robinson
Porter, Lester E. and Mildred
Pugh, Howard and Nellie
Pulvermacher, Matt A. and Irene
Randolph, Ann J.
Recob, Clyde R. and Zelda B.
Rott, Leroy A. and Mildred M.
Rowe, Louisa
Sargent, George L.
Sargent, Sarah C.
Sayles, Clarissa
Schoonover, Bertha Elene
Schoonover, Rachel E.
Seaman, Letticia M.
Seiders, Willie
Shaw, Bobby G. and Velma L.
Shaw, Walter
Sherwood, Myrtle Evelyn
Shirk, Christopher L. and Eliz
Sippy, Harold F. and Helen M.
Smith, Flora A. Tracy
Smith, Isaac C. and Jane E
Southard, J.W.
Southard, James and family
Southard, William B. and Minnie
Stocks, Joseph A.
Straub, Courtney L.
Struble, Mary
Sullivan, Julia
Taylor, Luther C.
Templen, August and Laura
Thomas, Ella M. Bangham
Torgeson, John T. and Elizabeth
Tyler, Samuel W.
Wakefield, Loftus
Waters, Marsena
Weaver, Marria
Weldy, infant son
Wesley, J.
Wheeler, Joseph B.
Wheeler, Nelson
Wheeler, Robert H. and Eunice
White, Mary A.
Worden, Edward Frank
Worden, Mary E.

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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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