Baker Cemetery

Baker Cemetery

Menard County, Illinois


Directions: This cemetery is a little difficult to find as it can't be seen from the road - not even from the lane it is on. At the junction of Routes 97 and 123 in Petersburg, at the only stop light, turn east on to Route 123. Follow Rte. 123 out of town about 1 1/2 mile to Power & Power Automotive Garage, which is on the right side of the road. It is just before the Curtis Blacktop. At Power & Power Garage, turn right on to a gravel road, which looks like their parking lot. Go straight past their parking lot on the gravel private road until it curves to the left. DO NOT curve but go straight on to a grassy lane to the top of the hill. To the right you will see a small wooded area - the gravestones are in this wooded area. You still can't see the stones from the grassy lane as there is a slight hill. [Comment - this is some of the most beautiful and prime farmland that Menard County has to offer. It is absolutely breath taking when standing and looking out from the top of this hill.] The stones are through the woods and almost to the end of the woods about 15 or 20 yards. The picture with all the trees was taken from the grassy lane.

Above pictures provided by: Jeanie Lowe.    Tombstone photos provided by: Stan Lowe & Duane Albert.

Transcription taken from the original work by Mr. James Toal who transcribed this cemetery during the early 1980s.
NAME BORN DIED AGE Additional Inscription/Info.
BAKER, Sylvester 11 Oct 1849 58y9m25d
BAKER, Ziporah 14 Jul 1850 40y10m21d Wife of S. Baker
ELMORE, James 3 Dec 1855 34y1m7d
E??? , Thomas S. 18 Jul 1841 85y Son of ?
SAMPSON, John 17 Aug 1858 80y7m
SAMPSON, Rebecca 15 Jan 1844 59y3m7d Wife of John Sampson
SAMPSON, Zometha 29 Oct 1845 24y7m3d Dau of J. & R. Sampson
SAUNDERS, Mariah L. 1846 35y Wife of G.M. Sanders, Dau of J.& R. Sampson
SHELTON, Colman 14 Nov 1851 49y8m
SLINKER, Perlina 28 Aug 1837 20y11m25d Wife of J.B. Slinker
STRADER, Elizabeth C. 15 Jul 1835 9y1m25d Dau of J.C. & E. Strader
STRADER, John 3 Dec 1844 19y6m13d Son of J.C. & E. Strader
STRADER, Larkin M. 28 Feb 1840 21y11m9d Son of J.C. & E. Strader
STRADER, William L. 3 Nov 1857 27y

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