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Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 12:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ed Nace
I am looking for Ed Nace's burial place and his date of death. I have him in 1900 and 1910 in the elkhorn area. I know he is suppose to be buried at the Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA, but I have no date or address of where it might be or where his records would be.

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 2:09AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bessey
I would also be interested in where those records might be. I had a Lucy Baldwin Bessey who died between 1851 and 1881 and her husband's will in 1851 lists her as insane. They lived just over the county line in Wheatland Twp of Kenosha Co.

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
From a Walworth County newspaper article in September of 2000 there are a couple of sentences that might help you a bit. There is also a listing of those buried at the cemetery. Edward Nace 1831-1915 is on that list.

"From 1879 through 1931, those who died at the county's poor house and insane asylum were buried in a simple cemetery near what is now the county farm. Recently, a monument was erected as a memorial to them."

"On Aug. 8, 2000, the Walworth County Board dedicated the small plot of land--the final resting place of those that lived at the county poor house and insane asylum--and unveiled a stone monument listing their names."

"People from both institutions were buried in the cemetery when there was no family or money for funeral or burial somewhere else, which........was 90 percent of the time."

There are no headstones there, and the location is off of County NN in Geneva township near the county buildings, and there is a hospital near there also.

The author of the article says "All I know is that it (the cemetery) is somewhere up behind the county buildings off of county road NN. After several passes back and forth along NN, I decide to stop at the Walworth County Sheriff's Department for directions. Though most of the office personnel are aware of the cemetery, only one can offer directions. I head out again. I turn off NN onto a road that posts a sign warning that trespassers may be ticketed or towed. The road is mostly overgrown grass. The gravel that was once there is worn away except for a few pebbles that line the sides of what was once a road. In the distance, in what seems like the middle of a pasture, I see a rectangular-shaped object, quite large, and I head toward it. When I get to the cemetery, I stand at the entrance. A fresh, new white fence surrounds this quiet cemetery that has had few mourners and few tears shed over its hollow ground. The air is sweet and thick with humidity. There is no wind, no breeze, just a kind of stillness."

From a County Clerk's listing, also in 2000, is the name of Edward Nace, born 1831 (which may or may not be correct, as many times at the poor farm ages were guessed at if the exact date wasn't known) and died 2 November 1915. His death certificate is probably at the Walworth County Register of Deed's Office in Elkhorn, Wisconsin on the Square. I can't check it out for you right now as winter weather is a bit rough now to drive there. If you would need it checked when spring is here, just ask again. Any other questions?
SJS@pensys.com

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 11 Feb 2010 3:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you go online to "Find a Grave" type in "Walworth County Cemetery" you can see the marker at the cemetery near Elkhorn. Most of the burials are also recored on this site.
Good Luck!

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 12 Feb 2010 8:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks everyone for your help, it was greatly appreciated. Being from Connecticut, it's not easy gathering info from Wisconsin.

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 28 Mar 2010 2:11AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Elliott, McKinney
JulieCarolyn please reply to me about the Elliotts and McKinneys in Grant co and Richland Wisconsin, I have lots of info. Paula McElroy

X Christine Muller

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Draghi, Taravella, Quagliaroli
Good morning,

I saw that you have info about Maria Rosa Draghi Taravella born in Italy in 1852.
I've also a bit of material about her family (specially about her sister Angela), please write me at rominaytr@virgilio.it

Many thanks.

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 4 Nov 2012 2:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Riezinger
I have been researching Josephine Riezinger. According to information passed on to me she died at the Walworth county Poor house. I made a visit to the Walworth historical society in Elkhorn Wi. They did not have much but did have two books that listed her name with the admission (Nov. 1910) and death (Feb. 1911) dates. The historical society also was able to locate the cemetery where she is buried, was not at the poor house. It is likely that she gave birth to a daughter (Dec. 1910) while in the poor house but there is no birth record to be found. Some things may never be known?

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 5 Nov 2012 1:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you go online to "Find a Grave" type in "Walworth County Cemetery" you can see the marker at the cemetery near Elkhorn. Most of the burials are also recored on this site.
Ed Nace was born in 1831 and died Nov. 01, 1915. He is buried in the Walworth Co. Cemetery. If you can not get the pictures of the cemetery, I will send them to you.
Good Luck!

Re: Burials at Poor house and Asylum, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA

Posted: 20 Nov 2012 6:30PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Riezinger
Josephine (Bosh) Riezinger is my great grandmother. How are you related?
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