Monday, July 8, 2013

St. Casimir Cemetery

Saint Casimir Cemetery
Sign on 47th Avenue
47th Avenue just north of Washington Avenue
Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Jacqueline K. Nelson)



Saint Casimir Cemetery
Peaceful circle drive with very old trees
47th Avenue just north of Washington Avenue
Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Jacqueline K. Nelson)

Saint Casimir Cemetery
47th Avenue just north of Washington Avenue
Somers Township, Kenosha County
(Source:  Photo courtesy of Jacqueline K. Nelson)


Partial 1908 Map of Somers Township, Kenosha County
Emil F. Falk property showing Polish Cemetery
 
St. Casimir Polish Cemetery
47th Avenue north of Washington Avenue, Township of Somers, Kenosha County

History:

"Says the Kenosha News: Deeds filed in the office of the Register of Deeds transferred ten acres of the farm of Emil F. Falk in the Town of Somers to St. Casimir's Church congregation. The purchase price was $1,250. The property is to be used as a cemetery for the burial of Polish people and it is the plan of the Trustees of the Congregation to have it surveyed and platted within the next few weeks. It will be ready for use by early summer. Since the organization of the Polish Catholic church in the city of Kenosha, the members of the congregation have had no regular place for the burial of their dead."
(Source: Racine Journal, March 9, 1906)
"This is a small, lovely, Catholic Cemetery, formerly serving the mostly Polish member of the now closed St. Casimir Parish, 1009 Washington Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Cemetery is now merged with St. George Cemetery, 2909 Sheridan Road, Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Both cemeteries are administered by St. Elizabeth Catholic Parish, 4816 7th Avenue, Kenosha, Wis.
(Source: BillionGraves.com)

Click here for the history of St. Casimir Parish in Kenosha, Wisconsin.



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