New Berlin Center Cemetery | Landmark #7

© Photographed July 4, 2015
Erected 2005 by New Berlin Landmarks Commission
New Berlin, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
42.957374, -88.139069
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New Berlin Center Cemetery
Established on land donated by P. V. Monroe sometime around 1840. The first burial recorded was Harriet E. Monroe on February 15, 1841. She was 6 months old, daughter of Cordilla and Publius V. Monroe, making this the first and oldest Cemetery [sic] in New Berlin. 
The first death in New Berlin, (Mentor)  [sic] was a Mr. Klein in 1837 who was supposed to have been buried in this cemetery, but no tombstone was ever found. There is also a potters field. If a transient died while passing through the township they would be buried in this section,  [sic] however  [sic] no grave markers are in this area. 
In 1855  [sic] Cordilla Monroe, wife of P.V. Monroe, died and is  [sic] buried here. Two years later  [sic] in 1857, a Cemetery Association  [sic] was founded and Daniel Ewer became the first director. 
The families of the first settlers chose to make this their final resting place for their family members. As you walk through these hallowed grounds, you will find names such as Boyd, Meidenbauer,  Winton, Killips, Monroe, Church and Korn. 
You will also find veterans from several wars buried here. most  [sic] prominent are the seven veterans from the Civil War. 
This remains an active cemetery.
New Berlin Center Cemetery (identified on Google Maps, Find A Grave, and cemetery signage as "New Berlin Cemetery") is accessible from eastbound West National Avenue / County Highway ES, between West Beloit Road (to the south) and West Lawnsdale Road (to the north), New Berlin, Wisconsin 53146.

The marker is located at New Berlin Cemetery
in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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