Luken Cemetery, Franklin East Township Morgan County Illinois


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Luken Cemetery
aka Bethlehem
Morgan County Illinois
Franklin East Township T14N R8W 3rdPM
SW1/4-NW1/4, Section 9

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Cemetery transcription by members of the Jacksonville Area Genealogical and Historical Society


A very well maintained rural cemetery, located about six miles north and east of Franklin, Illinois. This cemetery is situated on a high knoll about one quarter of a mile north of the main blacktop highway in Section 9 of Township 14 N Range 8 W. The cemetery can be reached by driving east on State Aid Highway 5. A lane leads to the cemetery, which is about one-eighth of a mile north of Highway 21. A row of tall evergreen trees make Bethlehem Cemetery easy to find even when the tombstones are hidden behind growing crops in the field between the cemetery and the road. The cemetery is kept in excellent condition and all tombstones are erect. Legal description of the site is in the southwest quarter of the northwest quarter of Section 9 in township 14 N Range 8 W. The cemetery is less than two miles from Sangamon County. This burial site is best known as Luken Cemetery but it is also properly called Bethlehem Cemetery. Death certificates of persons buried here use both names.


* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?


















































Achenbach, C. 26 Apr 1861 - 19 Sept 1889

Basse, George 31 Oct 1859 - 28 Sept 1948

Basse, Sarah K. 21 May 1857 - 12 Mar 1900

Basse, Katherine R. 30 Jan 1878 - 7 June 1967

Basse, Elizabeth K. 8 Aug 1888 - 1 May 1968

Basse, William J. 5 Dec 1890 - 30 Jan 1892 Son of George & Sarah

Basse, Son 19 July 1885

Basse, George Casper 13 Jan 1878 - 25 Sept 1888

Basse, Marilyn J. 14 June 1927 - 3 Oct 1955

Behl, Henry William 1868 - 1953

Brown, Helen M. 1 June 1936 - 25 Dec 1991

Brown, John A. 3 June 1874 - 13 May 1958

Brown, Emma F. 28 Dec 1878 - 4 Aug 1970

Diekmann, Catharine E. 18 Jan 1841 - 4 May 1873 22 Yr 3 Mo 16 Da Wife of Casper H. Diekmann

Duewer, August 3 May 1858 - 8 Feb 1926

Duewer, Catherine W. 20 May 1865 - 24 Nov 1940

Duewer, Henry 25 July 1837 - 8 Sept 1908

Duewer, Anna Friederike 7 Dec 1836 - 6 May 1906

Duewer, Henry W. 5 Jan 1872 - 3 Feb 1878

Duewer, Wilhelm 6 Aug 1839 - 12 May 1913

Duewer, Christina/Charlotte (Sotmann) 7 Feb 1843 - 18 Feb 1911 Wife of Wilhelm

Duewer, Wilhelm H. 26 Apr 1871 - 10 July 1899 Son of Wm. & C.

Duewer, Anna Wilhelmina 4 Jan 1868 - 17 July 1868

Duewer, Anna Wilhelmina 3 Feb 1873 - 3 Jan 1888

Duewer, Heinrich Friederich 13 Feb 1875 - 2 Jan 1888

Duewer, August Heinrich 3 Apr 1877 - 2 Jan 1888

Duewer, Sarah Katharina W. 12 Oct 1880 - 23 Dec 1887

Duewer, August Johann Casper 26 Feb 1883 - 29 Dec 1887

(Children of Wilhelm & Christina Duewer)

Duewer, Lena L. 28 Aug 1886 - 26 Nov 1962

Duewer, James 1918 - 1990

Duewer, Marvin J. 1927 - 1992

Duewer, William August 1906 - 1998

Duewer, Christine K. (Brehm) 1905 - 1975

Duewer, William Henry 16 Apr 1867 - 28 June 1947

Duewer, Katherine Lena (Schafer) 21 Dec 1867 - 3 Mar 1932 (Married 5 Feb 1895)

Duewer, Infant 1907 - 1907 Son of W.H. & K.L. Duewer

Duewer, Edward 24 Sept 1886 - 25 Dec 1923 (Son of August)

Duewer, Mollie Luken 1884 - 1967

Duewer, Casper F. 1913 - 1971

Duewer, Ethel Lee 1910 -

Duewer, Henry Casper 4 May 1869 - 16 Feb 1955

Duewer, Katherine A. (Eckhardt) 1873 - 1965 (Married 19 Oct 1893 @ New Berlin)

Duewer, Clara 1899 - 1992

Duewer, Evelyn (Winkelman) 14 Dec 1927 - 30 May 1989

Felter, William P. 1891 - 1960

Felter, Margaret L. 1910 -

Gerhardt, Gottlieb 1866 - 1929

Gerhardt, David 1877 - 1968

Gerhardt, Katie C. (Luken) 1873 - 1938

Gerhardt, Rose (Luken) 7 May 1882 - 1951 (Dau. of Henry C. & Mollie Blecher Luken)

Gerhardt, Fred

Hagan, Cora A. (Hancock) 1888 - 1955 Mrs. William Hagan

Hagan, Rena (Schone) 1902 - 1973 Mrs. William L. Hagan

Hagan, William L. 1887 - 1972

Hagen, Charles 21 Apr 1843 - 5 Jan 1926

Hagen, Elizabeth 12 Feb 1849 - 12 Feb 1925

Hagen, Lizzie Died 3 Feb 1880 Dau of C. & L. Hagen

Hanner, Earl H. 15 Apr 1889 - 2 July 1951

Hanner, Ida K. 1882 - 1954

Hohman, Jacob 1860 - 1945

Horn, George 1877 - 1959

Horn, Minnie 1878 - April 1931

** Horn, Otto F. Ill. PFC Inf. WWII Son of Geo. & Minnie Horn 30 Apr 1916 - 28 Feb 1945
(Killed by hand grenade thrown by Jap soldier on Luzon in the Phillipes.)

Horn, Florence A. 1911 - 15 Nov 1997

King, Russell W. 1903 - 25 Mar 1903 - 4 Apr 1996

King, Florence A. (Duewer) 1908 - 1994

Kloppe, William 1885 - 1952

Kloppe, Louise 1893 - 1966

Kloppe, Heinrich J. 7 Sept 1833 - 11 Dec 1913

Kloppe, Catharina W. 9 Nov 1842 - 13 Sept 1927

Kloppe, Frich 17 Apr 1873 - 23 July 1873

Kloppe, John F. 25 Feb 1868 - 11 Aug 1960

Kloppe, Lottie 10 Feb 1874 - 15 Mar 1956

Kloppe, Fred 5 Dec 1874 - 14 Apr 1953

Kloppe, Sarah 8 July 1874 - 31 Aug 1927

Kloppe, Anna 16 Apr 1886 -

Kloppe, Fred H. 17 Sept 1902 - 19 Feb 1909

Kloppe, Louis H. 14 May 1921 - 10 Jan 1997

Komnick, Albert G. 7 Sept 1898 - 17 Nov 1963

Komnick, Florence S. (Married 6 Feb 1923)

Komnick, Kathleen A. (Holloway) 1956 - 1994 Wife of Michael Komnick

Langer, Edward F. Died 1967 Age 69

Long, Raymond G.

Long, E. Lorraine 25 Dec 1928 - 3 Feb 1970

Ludwig, John H. 1867 - 1939

Lukeman, Henry Died 15 July 1884 Age 63 Yr

Luken, Casper R. 3 Nov 1842 - 19 Dec 1904

Luken, Johanna C. (Mollenbrock) 2 Mar 1849 - 29 Dec 1910 Wife of Casper R.

Luken, Catharine W. 24 Oct 1834 - 7 Oct 1872 Wife of Casper R.

Luken, Infant Son 7 Oct 1872

Luken, Infant 19 Feb 1871 - 19 Feb 1871 Son of C. & C. Luken

Luken, Heinrich Wilhelm 7 Dec 1876 - 18 Dec 1887 Aged 11 Yr 5 Mo 11 Da

Luken, Friedrich Wilhelm 30 Aug 1880 - 13 Jan 1899 Son of C. & J. Luken

Luken, Casper A. 26 Dec 1882 - 18 Aug 1936

Luken, Lydia E. 27 Apr 1885 - 5 Mar 1937

Luken, George

Luken, Heinrich A. 29 Sept 1816 - 24 Jan 1886 Aged 69 Yr 3 Mo 25 Da

Luken, Louise Caroline A. 21 Dec 1813 - 10 May 1879 Aged 65 Yr 4 Mo 20 Da Wife of Heinrich

Luken, George W. 1889 - 1969

Luken, Mary L. 1885 - 1961

Luken, Raymond 1922 - 1923

Luken, Otto 30 Jan 1921 - 18 Feb 1923 1 Yr 19 Da Son of Ottis & (Horn) Luken

Meyer, August 17 Dec 1836 - 30 May 1913

Meyer, Wilhelmina (Bourn) 14 Jan 1843 - 19 Jan 1925 His Wife

Meyer, J. Heinrich 22 Mar 1867 - 13 June 1877

Niehaus, August A. 1835 - 1911

Niehaus, C. Wilhelmina 1842 - 1890

Niehaus, Louisa 30 Dec 1867 - 20 Nov 1898 Dau of A. & M. Hiehaus

Niehaus, Katarine S. 21 May 1874 - 24 Mar 1877

Niehaus, Mary L. 23 Jan 1862 - 25 Oct 1870 Dau of A. & M.

Plumpe, Fritz Died 30 Aug 1886 52 Yr 4 Mo 15 Da

Plumpe, Louise 1840 - 1917

Plumpe, Catharine Elizabeth 17 Aug 1878 - 16 Mar 1890 Dau of Friedrich & Louise

Schramm, Elizabeth (Landgrebe) 1857 - 1927 Mrs. John Schramm

Staley, Carrie J. 27 June 1893 - 29 July 1963

Stoffey, _________

Stork, Louise 22 Dec 1825 - 23 Dec 1908

Stumpe, Henry J. 3 Jan 1813 - 26 Feb 1900/6

Stumpe, Anna M. 25 Aug 1812 - 2 Aug 1883

Stumpe, Henry J. (Dates Illegible)

Stumpe, George W. 25 Aug 1812 - 2 Aug 1883

Wittenburg, Louis 1899 - 1960

Wittenburg, Katherine 1900 - 1962

Ziegler, Paul F. 1878 - 1913


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