WSQ Pioneers of Saint Mary's
In Wisconsin, United States
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In Pioneers of Saint Mary's Cemetery. The above coordinates will take you to the first stage.
This is one of the oldest cemeteries I have been in. In the 16 years this cemetery was used, over 120 people were buried there even though only a dozen or so stones remain. If you look carefully, you will see many plain stone markers now sunk down into the grass. You can no longer read many of the stones. The ones you can read are written in German.
This cache is a multi and will take you all over this beautifully maintained cemetery. It should not take long as the cemetery itself is about the size of a typical city lot.
The final will be found at:
Stage 1: 44 38.483 090 00.274
These coordinates will take you to the sign erected "In Grateful Memory of All Pioneers Buried Here". It was amazing to me that all of the people whose names are listed here were buried in this tiny little cemetery.
a= the second number in the day the land was donated.
c=the third number in the last year people were buried here.
Stage 2: 44 38.504 090 00.281
At these coordinates you will find the grave stone of a child named Franz Hafenbredl. The stone is leaning up against a huge pine tree. Little Franz was not very old when he passed away.
b=the third number in the year Franz was born (and, sadly, died)
Stage 3: 44 38.496 090 00.276
These coordinates will bring you to the grave stone of Theresia Brandl. Theresia's stone appears to have been broken off at the top. She lived to the ripe old age of 49 years.
d=the first number in the day she died.
Stage 4: 44 38.506 090 00.288
Here you will find the grave stone of another young Hafenbredl by the name of Adam. Adam had a few more years on earth than little Franz did, but still not very long at all.
e=the last number in the year he died
f=the day he was born divided by 2.
I hope you enjoy your tour of this very old piece of history.
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Last Updated: on 5/5/2013 4:43:27 PM Pacific Daylight Time (11:43 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum