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Traditional Cache

Fisher Cemetery

A cache by biscuitt bunch
Hidden : 5/25/2013
In Iowa, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

To the North of here along the East side of Highway 117 about 1/2 miles is Fisher Cemetery.

"Fisher Cemetery is located on Highway 117 North and North of North 35th Ave West Section 13, Poweshiek Township, Jasper County, Iowa. This is approximately four and one half miles North of Colfax on 117.

Benjamin Fisher brought his family to Jasper County in 1857. On 8 July 1961 his daughter in law, Rebecca A. Fisher, died. Needing a place to bury her, they chose one corner of the Fisher farm. The very next month Rebecca's ten month old son Frankie died and he was buried next to his mother, thus began the local burying grounds.

"The ground was used for burying for the next two and one have decades. Benjamin died in 1883 and the farm was sold to Elias Inguire and his wife Gertrude H. Inguire. On the 11th of December 1886, in order to make things legal, Elias and Gertrude Inguire deeded approximately one quarter of an acre of land to the trustees of Poweshiek Township to be used for a cemetery.

"At one time in history some graves were removed to McKeever Cemetery, leaving about twenty graves that can be identified. The last known person to be buried at Fisher was Jacob Rieman, Jr., who died 11 September 1910, in Mingo, Iowa.

"All burials are related to the Fisher family except those of the Wintersteen family who owned the property by 1898.

"There is no sign, it is fenced, has walk in access and is well maintained, by the Poweshiek Township Trustees." [Since this was written the Jasper County Cemetery Commission has put up a sign designating Fisher Cemetery as a Pioneer Cemetery.]

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Last Updated: on 4/18/2014 10:54:54 AM Pacific Daylight Time (5:54 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum