Marker 526: Earliest Evergreen Burials

© Photographed September 15, 2013
Erected 2009 by Wisconsin Historical Society
Menomonie, Dunn County, Wisconsin
44° 53.324′ N, 91° 54.53′ W

The single grave section of Evergreen Cemetery contains 1,111 graves though many are unmarked and others display monuments in poor condition. Most burials occurred before 1900 and written burial records tell us much about early life in Menomonie. 
The many familiar local names reflect the predominant Norwegian and German heritage of the area. Burial records list illnesses and causes of death common between the 1870s and 1900s. About one-third of those buried here died as children, reflecting the high infant mortality and childhood disease rates of that period. Records reveal suicides, murders and mysterious deaths. Many died of epidemic diseases such as tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, diphtheria and influenza, but only a few died of old age.
NOTE: This is a two-sided marker. See also, Marker 526: Evergreen Cemetery.

The marker is located at Evergreen Cemetery, Shorewood Drive, Menomonie, Wisconsin 54751. Evergreen Cemetery is located on an island in Lake Menomin. The above coordinates will take you directly to the marker location on the east side of the cemetery.

These are also at this location:

The entrance to Evergreen Cemetery, in Menomonie, Wisconsin.

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