Nergenah Cemetery, Concord-Meredosia Township Morgan County Illinois

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Nergenah Cemetery
Morgan County Illinois
Concord-Meredosia Township T16N R12W 3rdPM
SE1/4, Section 20

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

Nergenah Cemetery is nearly five miles east of the Illinois River bridge at Meredosia. The brush, fenced cemetery is about ¼ mile north of Spunky Ridge Road and about ¼ mile south of Coon run waterway. From the road it is impossible to determine that a cemetery occupies the 50 feet by 50 feet area. No lane leads to the cemetery which is in the southeast quarter of Section 20 in Township 16 N Range 12 W. It is known by neighborhood residents that a cemetery of unknown name exists in a pasture about ¼ east of Nergenah Cemetery. Although no tombstones mark the spot a fence once surrounded the tiny area on the southwest edge of Section 21.

* = No Stone Found
** = Soldier

Name Birth Death Other or Notes Veteran? Donated By Obit?
Murphy, Nancy Nergenah 20 Sept 1864 1 Aug 1940 (No tombstone marks this woman's grave,
but there is a remnant of a funeral home's
metal marker protruding from the ground.
Nancy was a daughter of German born
Henry Nergenah and Kentucky born
Susan Childers Nergenah.
At the time of her death, Nancy was
survived by her husband, David Murphy,
and two sisters, Miss Lillian Nergenah
and Mrs. Riney Steinberg, all of the
Meredosia area. David Murphy is buried
in Oakland Cemetery at Meredosia.)
Murphy, Henry J. 1836 - 1914 1836 1914 (His death certificate in the court house
at Jacksonville shows he died Oct. 10,
1914. His obituary did not appear in the
Jacksonville Journal.)
Murphy, Susan F. Died 1904   1904 His Wife
(w/o Henry J.)
(The tombstone does not give the
year of her birth. Her death certificate
is not recorded at the court house in
Thompson, Nancie 65 years 11 months 4 days Oct. 1, 1874 Departed this life Oct. 1, 1874
aged 65 years 11 months 4 days
(Her obituary did not appear in the
Jacksonville Journal.)

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