Pioneer Pastor Rev. Rufus Cheney 1780 - 1869

Photographed July 4, 2015
Erected 1998 by Sunnyside Cemetery Association
New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42.934967,-88.158603
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PIONEER PASTOR
REV. RUFUS CHENEY
1780 - 1869

Ordained, Antrim, New Hampshire
1810
Pioneered to the Wisconsin Territory
1836
Settled at Prospect Hill, New Berlin
1839
Organized Wisconsin's First
Freewill Baptist Congregation
1840
Established this Cemetery
at Family Members' Deaths
1841-1842

This marker erected by the
Sunnyside Cemetery Association
1998

The marker is located at Sunnyside Cemetery on northbound South Racine Avenue / County Highway Y, just north of its intersection with U.S. Route 43, in the 5900 block of South Racine Avenue, New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146.

NOTE: The marker is in the very center of the small cemetery.

Sunnyside Cemetery, New Berlin Township


 Ruth, wife of Rufus Cheney . . .

 Rufus Cheney.


 The nearby grave of a Civil War Veteran.


The entrance to Sunnyside Cemetery.
The marker is at the center of the cemetery, to the left of the entrance.


First photographed March 2, 2015.

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