Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque County, Iowa - The Phoenix Group
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Cemetery, Dubuque County, Iowa
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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic
Washington Township / Section 33
12793 Washington Mills Road
Zwingle, Iowa 52079

Surname Given Name Maiden Name Section Row Stone Birth Date Death Date Comment
Schuster Henry L.   A 1 1 21 Nov 1922  18 Feb 2001  Parents of: Robert, David, Elizabeth, Donald, Bonnie / Military: TEC4 US Army WWII
Schuster Bernice R.   A 1 1 26 Jul 1925    Parents of: Robert, David, Elizabeth, Donald, Bonnie
Laughlin Joseph L.   A 1 2 3 Jan 1932  24 Feb 1998  Married: 19 Oct 1955 / Parents of: Cindy, Jack, Len, Richard, Sherri, David, Mari Beth, Bob / Military: CPL US Army Korea
Laughlin Doris A.   A 1 2 11 May 1936    Married: 19 Oct 1955 / Parents of: Cindy, Jack, Len, Richard, Sherri, David, Mari Beth, Bob / Military: CPL US Army Korea
Linden Chris C.   A 2 1 13 Oct 1969  7 May 1980   
Linden Stacey M.   A 2 2 31 Aug 1963     
Linden Ruby M.   A 2 2 31 Jun 1928     
Linden John W.   A 2 2 26 May 1922  4 Dec 2000   
Heister John W.   A 2 3 8 Apr 1916  26 Feb 1979  Parent Of James, Marilla, Catherine, Therese, Michael
Heister Janice M.   A 2 3 21 Aug 1927    Parent Of James, Marilla, Catherine, Therese, Michael
Schuster Melissa Ann   A 2 4   8 Dec 1977  Infant Daughter Of Dave & Peggy
Potter Mary Ann   A 2 5 31 Mar 1961  27 Apr 1982   
Hoerner Monica B.   A 2 6 12 Jan 1932    Married: 17 Feb 1953 / Parents of: Deborah, Jim, John, Joe, Jerry, Jeff, Lisa, Jason, Angie, Sue
Hoerner John C. "J. C."   A 2 6 14 Jun 1931  26 Nov 1991  Married: 17 Feb 1953 / Parents of: Deborah, Jim, John, Joe, Jerry, Jeff, Lisa, Jason, Angie, Sue / Military: John Carson Hoerner - Capt. US Army WWII
Kemerer Ray A., Jr.   A 2 7 18 Jan 1963    Son
Kemerer Catherine P.   A 2 7 17 Mar 1919  25 May 1995  Wife of Ray. A. Sr. / Mother of Kathleen, Carol, Helen, Ray Jr.
Valentine Lelia   A 2 8 19 Sep 1920    Married: 28 Feb 1938 / Parents of: Irvin L., Lois, Beverly, Gerald, Thomas, Terry, Henry, David, Kenneth, Michael, Arlene, Greg, Janice, Jean, Sheila
Valentine Irvin J.   A 2 8 13 Jun 1917  6 Aug 2000  Married: 28 Feb 1938 / Parents of: Irvin L., Lois, Beverly, Gerald, Thomas, Terry, Henry, David, Kenneth, Michael, Arlene, Greg, Janice, Jean, Sheila
Foust Calvin W.   A 3 1 1 Aug 1955  14 Dec 1974  A1C USAF
Sweeney Justin D.   A 3 2 13 May 1917  24 Oct 1969  Parent Of Judith & Dominic
Sweeney Florence M.   A 3 2 19 Aug 1917  29 Oct 1976  Parent Of Judith & Dominic
Mesch Rose M.   A 3 3 7 Jun 1888  28 Jan 1980   
Mesch Matt   A 3 3 31 Mar 1887  22 Dec 1969   
Schueller William F.   A 3 4 1927     
Schueller Paul F.   A 3 4 1963  1977   
Schueller Eleanor E.   A 3 4 1934     
Chapman Liz M.   A 3 5 20 Mar 1960  24 Oct 1983  Married 15 Oct 1983
Chapman David J.   A 3 5 24 Apr 1949  20 Mar 1984  Married 15 Oct 1983
Kutsch Irma J.   A 3 6 21 Jan 1915  8 Sep 1982   
Kutsch Edward J.   A 3 6 9 Mar 1906  12 Jul 1990   
Kutsch Eugene J.   A 3 7 24 Sep 1937  27 Nov 2002   
Mausser Janice M.   A 3 8 21 Jun 1960    Married: 13 Sep 1980 / Parent Of Ryan David
Mausser David J.   A 3 8 4 Jan 1958  1 Feb 1984  Married: 13 Sep 1980 / Parent Of Ryan David
Steffen Leon F.   A 3 9 13 Oct 1932  26 Mar 2001  Parents of: Darrell, Daniel, Karla, Karen, Dean / Military: Leon Francis Steffen: Cpl US Army Korea
Steffen Anna Mae   A 3 9 21 Dec 1929    Parents of: Darrell, Daniel, Karla, Karen, Dean
Smith Edward J.   A 4 1 1898  1963   
Smith Bridget   A 4 1 1894  1978   
Donovan Elizabeth   A 4 2   24 Nov 1936   
Dwyer James   A 4 3 1870  1929  Father
Dwyer Margaret M.   A 4 4 1888  1943  Mother
Dwyer John L. "Leo"   A 4 4 1906  1968  Son
Dwyer Michael P.   A 4 5 18 Mar 1905  13 Mar 1973  IA PFC USA WWII
Zeiser Joseph   A 4 6 1897  1977   
Schueller Blanche   A 4 7 2 Jun 1906  18 Mar 1976   
Schueller Alphonse   A 4 7 21 May 1899  18 May 1968   
Laughlin Lucille H.   A 4 8 1900  1998   
Laughlin Irvin J.   A 4 8 1900  1969   
Arensdorf Scott   A 4 9 7 Oct 1976  29 Jul 1996  Son
Arensdorf Ronald   A 4 9 16 Sep 1952    Father / Married: 23 Sep 1972 / Parents of: Brenda, Stacy, Scott
Arensdorf Kathy   A 4 9 5 Nov 1953    Mother / Married: 23 Sep 1972 / Parents of: Brenda, Stacy, Scott
Roach Thelma M.   A 4 10 28 Mar 1893  9 Dec 1971  Mother
Laughlin Raymond V.   A 4 11 28 Jun 1907  8 Oct 1992  Married: 7 JUNE 1937 / Parent Of John, Delbert, Karen, Donna, Diana & Debra
Laughlin Margaret C.   A 4 11 30 Aug 1915  18 Mar 1987  Married 7JE1937 Parent Of John, Delbert, Karen, Donna, Diana & Debra
Laughlin Delbert Joseph   A 4 11 30 Apr 1940  6 Mar 2003  US Army
Johnson Virgil L.   A 5 1 1912  1925   
Johnson Martin L.   A 5 1 1906  1926   
Johnson Sarah E.   A 5 2 1877  1940   
Johnson John W.   A 5 2 1866  1950   
Johnson George I.   A 5 3 2 Oct 1914  17 Mar 1999   
Carr Francis V.   A 5 4 1899  1962   
Carr Celestine S.   A 5 4 1902  1982   
Hamer Josephine S.   A 5 5 1893  1964   
Sweeney Robert J.   A 5 6 4 Jan 1928  1 Aug 1928   
Merfeld Susan A. Becker A 5 7 14 Jan 1946  22 Dec 1996  Married: 1 Aug 1964 / Parents of: Jay, Brett, Tresa, Jenifer, Thomas
Merfeld Eldon L.   A 5 7 23 Feb 1942    Married: 1 Aug 1964 / Parents of: Jay, Brett, Tresa, Jenifer, Thomas
Laughlin William J.   A 5 8 1904  1984   
Laughlin Elizabeth U.   A 5 8 1911  2001   
Mesch Neil A.   A 5 9 10 Sep 1955  10 Nov 1955   
Laughlin Lois Irene   A 5 10   21 Mar 1947  Infant
Gregorich Margaret M.   A 5 11 9 Oct 1929  10 Apr 1984  Parent Of Patricia, Raymond & Betty
Gregorich Francis L.   A 5 12 10 Jan 1922  9 Apr 2003  Parent Of Patricia, Raymond & Betty
Toussaint Nicholas   A 6 1 1854  1920   
Toussaint Mary   A 6 1 1865  1939  Wife Of Nicholas
Sweeney Myrtle E.   A 6 2 1906  1977   
Sweeney Clarence F.   A 6 3 1903  1946   
Sweeney Edward B.   A 6 4 1899  1920   
Sweeney Margaret   A 6 5 1866  1949  Wife Of Edward Sweeney
Sweeney Edward   A 6 6 1859  1927   
Sweeney M. Rita   A 6 7 1890  1977   
Canavan Thomas S.   A 6 8 8 Jan 1923  18 Mar 1996  Military: COX US Navy WWII
Canavan Doris E.   A 6 9 1924  1953   
Mesch Vincent James   A 6 10 18 Oct 1918  21 Feb 1921   
Donahue Joseph J., Rev.   A 6 11 18 Dec 1922  10 Aug 1965  Ordained: 4 June 1949
Donahue Margaret A.   A 6 12 3 Dec 1896  20 May 1961   
Donahue James S.   A 6 12 6 Jan 1894  25 Jun 1977   
Donahue Anna Marie   A 6 13 1925  1929  Daughter
Pancratz Monica E.   A 6 14 8 Sep 1927    Married: 8 Oct 1947 / Parents of: Lois, James, Carol, Mike, Tom
Pancratz Kenneth R.   A 6 14 31 Jul 1923  22 Jun 2000  Married: 8 Oct 1947 / Parents of: Lois, James, Carol, Mike, Tom
?. ?.   A 6 15     New grave. No marker yet.
Thimmesch Eliza   A 7 1 1855  1918   
?. ?.   A 7 2     Mother
Puetz Mary Ann   A 7 3 2 May 1944  2 May 1944   
McGinty Mary M.   A 7 4 1878     
McGinty James A.   A 7 4 1872  1941   
Niensteadt Mary Clair   A 7 5 1928  1929   
Niensteadt May   A 7 6 1891  1920  Wife Of Dave
Niensteadt David C.   A 7 7 1888  1952   
Niensteadt Mary M. Sweeney A 7 8 1889  1981   
Laughlin John R.   A 7 9 20 Jan 1893  7 Aug 1918  PVT Co. A 10th M.G. BAT. Killed In France
Laughlin     A 7 10     Monument
Laughlin Patrick F.   A 7 11 1890  1954   
Laughlin John   A 7 12 31 Aug 1937  17 Sep 1937   
Laughlin Gail F.   A 7 13 11 Jun 1947  15 Jan 1948   
Laughlin Leo F.   A 7 14 1911  1949  Father
Laughlin Celestine   A 7 14 1911  1989  Mother
Laughlin John R.   A 7a 1   7 Aug 1918  Iowa PVT 10 M.G. BATTN 4 DIV (See Row 7, Stone 9)
Feeney     A 7a 1     Footstone - Mother (See Row 8, Stone 2)
Laughlin Anna   A 7a 2 1870  1948  Footstone
Laughlin Joseph     7a 3 1857  1927  Footstone
Feeney P. William     8 1 1880  1967   
Feeney Mary Rose   A 8 2 1886  1951   
Feeney James F.   A 8 2 1870  1940   
Feeney Michael   A 8 3 1835  1922   
Feeney Mary   A 8 3 1847  1917  Wife Of Michael
Alexander C.   A 8 4 1899  1918   
Duehr Alice   A 8 5 1902  1974   
Duehr John   A 8 6 1858  1944   
Duehr Mary   A 8 7 1857  1947   
Duehr Mathias F.   A 8 8 1889  1967   
Lammer Michael   A 8 9 1876  1940   
Lammer Mary   A 8 10 1885  1948   
Lammer Agnes   A 8 11 1925  1925   
Duehr John Francis   A 8 12 20 Mar 1894  21 Jul 1972  Iowa PVT USA WWI
Lyons Thomas J.   A 9 1 1 Jan 1970  3 Apr 1970  Son Of Barb & Joe
Lyons     A 9 1     Footstone - Mother (See Row 9, Stone 7)
Lyons Katherine L. "Katie"   A 9 2 25 Mar 1983  7 Jul 1985  Daughter Of Barb & Joe
Slattery William   A 9 3 30 Nov 1843  5 Mar 1912   
Slattery Sarah   A 9 3 11 Jul 1842  20 Sep 1920  Wife Of William
Slattery Mayme C.   A 9 4 22 Nov 1868  7 Oct 1933   
Slattery Chris M.   A 9 5 10 Jan 1882  6 Jul 1952   
Tritz Marie Lyons A 9 6 14 Feb 1905  5 Nov 1936  & Joe
Lyons James, Mrs.   A 9 7 1872  1916   
Lyons James, Mr.   A 9 7 1858  1932   
Lattner Helen A.   A 9 8 29 Sep 1913  27 Feb 1992   
Lyons Thomas P.   A 9 9 1866  1945   
Lyons Caroline   A 9 10 1891  1975   
Lyons Loras E.   A 9 11 1927  1929   
Lyons Wilfrid F.   A 9 12 20 Jan 1910  21 Nov 1976   
Lyons Inez M.   A 9 12 13 Dec 1913     
Mesch Margaret   A 10 1 1856  1929   
Mesch Ferdinand   A 10 2   18 Jan 1905  Age 59y 11m
Mesch Catherine   A 10 3 1875  1950   
Reiss Catherine   A 10 4 1900  1992   
McDougal Francis   A 10 4 1895  1977   
Arendt     A 10 4     Reverse Side Of McDougal (See Row 10, Stones 2, 3, 4, & 5)
? Katie   A 10 5     Flat Broken Stone Resting On Old Foundation
?     A 10 6     Mother - Flat Broken Stone Resting On Old Foundation
Welsh Doris   A 10 7 1916  1918   
Sweeney Florence   A 10 8 1891  1918  Wife Of Dominic
Sweeney Dominic   A 10 8 1890  1918   
? Marie   A 10 9      
Lattner Paul A.   A 10 10 1937  1941   
Sweeney Joseph   A 10 11 15 Jul 1865  14 Oct 1935   
Sweeney Alice   A 10 11 29 Apr 1860  10 May 1923  Wife Of Joseph
Goffinett Mary C.   A 10 12 1893  1958   
Goffinett Edward E.   A 10 12 1894  19??   
Sweeney Wm. P.   A 10 13 1886  1974   
Sweeney Mary   A 10 14 1881  1956   
Sullivan     A 10a 1     Footstone - M. J. S.
Sullivan     A 10a 2     Footstone - J. S.
Sullivan     A 10a 3     Footstone - J. S.
Sullivan Thomas J.   A 11 1 1867  1950   
Sullivan Michael J.   A 11 1 15 Dec 1827  29 Dec 1906   
Sullivan John   A 11 1 15 May 1858  10 May 1901   
Sullivan Johanna   A 11 1 1833  1924   
Sullivan Jerry   A 11 1 7 Jun 1878  16 Nov 1902   
Arendt Theodor   A 11 2 1855  1921   
Arendt Katherine   A 11 3 1864  1952   
Arendt Joseph H.   A 11 4 1910  1910   
Arendt Alfred P.   A 11 4 1912  1913   
Arendt Mary   A 11 5 1893  1907   
Walsh Ellen   A 11 6 1852  1913  Mother
Melloy Annie   A 11 7 1849  1924   
Arendt Edward John   A 11 8 1913  1995   
Goffinet Mary   A 11 9 1875  1948   
Goffinet Joseph   A 11 9 1867  1956   
Feeney     A 11a 1     Footstone - Mother
Feeney William   A 11a 2     Footstone
Feeney George   A 11a 3     Footstone
Feeney     A 11a 4     Footstone - Father
Dwyer Matthew   A 12 1 1866  1952   
Feeney Mary   A 12 2     Footstone
Feeney Thomas   A 12 3     Footstone
Feeney Ella   A 12 4     Footstone
Feeney William T.   A 12 5      
Sullivan William L.   A 12 6 1895  1966   
O'Sullivan     A 12 6     Footstone - M. O. S.
Slattery Donald   A 12 7 18 Apr 1919  3 Aug 1940   
Slattery Wilson J.   A 12 8 4 Sep 1913  12 Feb 1969  Iowa F1 USN WWII
Dwyer Jeremiah   A 13 1 1854    Temporary Marker
Dwyer Patrick   A 13 2 1860  1911  Father
Dwyer Patrick   A 13 3     No dates
Dwyer Patrick   A 13 3 1860  1911   
Dwyer Elizabeth   A 13 3     Wife Of Patrick
Feeney William V.   A 13 4 1906  1921   
Feeney William T.   A 13 4 1858  1924   
Feeney Thomas C.   A 13 4 1900  1918   
Feeney Mary   A 13 4 1902  1903   
Feeney Kate   A 13 4 1865  1938   
Feeney George M.   A 13 4 1898  1919   
Feeney Ella T.   A 13 4 1903  1919   
O'Sullivan Michael   A 13 5   21 Oct 1906  Age 87y / Native Of Co. Kerry Ire.
Schueller Alphonse, Jr.   A 13 6 3 Jan 1924  22 Sep 1950   
Slattery Frank T.   A 13 7 1879  1932  Father
Slattery Nellie M.   A 13 8 1882  1962  Mother
Lyons Marian M.   A 13 9 20 Apr 1907  2 Sep 1999   
Lyons James M.   A 13 9 9 Feb 1899  13 Nov 1989   
Lammer Benedict B.   A 13 9 3 Mar 1921  25 Jul 1981  Married: 21 June 1949 / Parents of: Diane, Edward, Richard, Susan, Peggy, Patrick / USA WWII
Lammer Anne Lyons A 13 9 26 Feb 1928    Married: 21 June 1949 / Parents of: Diane, Edward, Richard, Susan, Peggy, Patrick
McDevitt Elinor "Pete"   A 14 1     Inscribed on a rock in the rock garden behind the church.

Transcribed: 14 Sep 2003, by Tom Schlarman and Vicki Schlarman

Source(s):
Transcribed By:
1976 - Dubuque County Historical Society
1992 - Dubuque County-Key City Genealogical Society (Published 1992: Washington Township, Dubuque County IA, The Resource Book)
14 Sep 2003 - Tom Schlarman and Vicki Schlarman


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