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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.

Albrecht, Rudolph F. and Mae D
Andrae, Fred O. and Lydia O.
Backhaus, Albert
Backhaus, Friedericka
Backhaus, Herman and Katherine
Backhaus, Shirley
Below, Donald K.
Bremser, Henry A. and Maria
Bruessel, Henry
Bruessel, Mary
Buddenhagen, Amelia
Buddenhagen, Ida
Buddenhagen, William
Bunkelmann, Friederick
Bunkelmann, Maria
Butzhaff, Edna
Butzke, Elroy O. and Lucille E
Butzlaff, Ervin and Louise
Clander, Albert
Clander, Matilda
Claus, Erna
Claus, Harold William
Clauss, Adolph and Emilie
Demarest, Ida
Denzin, Dolores
Doms, Carl
Doms, Charles F.
Doms, Dorothea Schliemann
Doms, Ferdinand
Doms, Louis and Emma
Dreher, Julius and family
Eggert, Harold E. and family
Erber, Rev. Herman and Mary
Faulkner, Dresden S.
Fehlhaber, Fred and Mildred
Fickler, Edwin James
Fickler, Gary Lee
Firks, William and Wilhelmina
Frensz, Christian and Johanna
Fusek, Ruth M.
Geidel, Donald H.
Guth, Clarence F.
Guth, Ella
Guth, Friedrich and Louise
Guth, Louis and Katherine
Held, Norman W. and Ruth A.
Hron, Louisa
Johnson, Myrtle E.
Johnson, Ora C.
Kirchner, Andrew H. and Caroline
Kirchner, August F.
Koch, Janet C.
Koepke, Anieda Eichstadt
Koepke, Edmund
Krahn, Amalia
Kroncke, Robert G. and Linda R
Leitzke, Anna
Manthel, Lyn Alan (infant)
Martin, Odelia E.
Meinecke, Anna
Meinecke, Carl and Bertha
Ogi, Charles Henry
Opper, Adolph
Opper, Henry and Christina
Peace Church Cemetery Sign,  
Prost, Carl
Prost, Elisabeth
Prost, Wilmer Jr.
Reigle, Esther G.
Rheingans, Nicolas and Caroline
Rodenkirch, Thomas A. and Ally
Schaub, Willie and family
Schmidt, Johanna L.
Schmidt, William and Louisa
Schmurr, Albert E.
Schmurr, Fredinand and Louisa
Schmurr, Herman
Schmurr, Robert
Schultz, Fred C. and Alvina
Schultz, Henry F. and Gertrude
Schultz, Johann C.F. and Maria
Secor, Gerald and Mary Ann
Secor, Karen L.
Sparks, Robert and Barbara A.
Stautz, Elsa E.
Terlinden, Albert L. and family
Tessar, John J.
Waranius, Gladys M.
Weddig, John and Alvis
Weddig, John and Magdalene
Wesenberg, Friedericka
Wesenberg, Heinrich
Wesenberg, Robert and Selma
Zarling, Kurt Edward and Julie
Zarling, Richard E. Sr.
Zemke, Johanna
Zuehlke, Roy M. and Verona C.

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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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