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Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery
Tombstone Photos

These photos were generously taken and contributed to these pages by Larry & Linda Kopet and Jenni Lewerenz!   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.

Bartelt, J.F. August and J.C.
Bartelt, William and Louisa
Bassle, Elizabeth
Behnke, Carl and Wilhelmine
Benedum, Adam
Beredum, Margeretha
Bogenschneider, Reinhard A.
Broecker, Joachim
Bruessel, Herbert Sr. and family
Dahm, Elizabeth
Dahm, Wilhelm
Eickman, Frederick G.
Engeleiter, Herman J.
Faber, Caroline
Faber, John
Fick, Christian
Gritzmacher, Henry and Mathild
Gritzmacher, Lena
Gritzmacher, Wilhelm
Hess, Elsie I.
Hess, John J. and Louisa
Hose, Amanda Mayer
Hudson, Lester William
Jagow, Frieda Pamperin
Janz, Carroll II and Eleanora
Kell, August and Margaretha
Kell, Erwin F.
Kell, Raymond
Klumb, Vernon
Koerder, Margaretha E.
Kruger, Carl F.A.
Kruger, unclear
Luepke, Gerhard and Lydia
Marohl, Herman
Marohl, Marie
Martin, Eleanora Gripentrog
Martin, Helen and Ella
Metzner, Henry
Metzner, Maria
Miller, Henry G. and Wilhelmine
Nickel, Roland W. and Bernice
Oelhafen, Harry H. and Lillian
Pamperin, Carl and Anna
Pamperin, Carl H.
Pamperin, Maria H.
Puls, Johann and Luise
Reinke, Marie Rahlf
Rusch, Henrietta
Schleicher, Conrad
Schleicher, George and Caroline
Schleicher, Kathrine
Schneider, Maria Barbara
Schwinkendorff, Heinrich
Steffan, Hildegard Benedum
Waas, Walter L.
Waas, Walter L. and Adela A.
Waechter, Maria
Wagner, Margaretha
Wagner, Wilhelm Johann [text]
Wieting, Christopher Edward
Winkendorf, Heinrich
Wolf, Johann K.
Wolf, John and Carolina
Ziemer, Wilhelmine
Zimmel, Dorothea Marie [text]
Zimmel, Matilda A.
Zimmel, unclear
Zitzke, Anna M.
Zitzke, W.

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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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