Peninsula Genealogical Society, Door Co. WI


Town of Liberty Grove Cemeteries

updated 21 Dec 2009

ABOVE:  Doug ARNDT-author of his "Tombstone" Project!


19 Oct 2009:  Doug ARNDT's Tombstone Project is being incorporated into the PGS Cemetery Indexes!


Oct 2008: Doug ARNDT has been researching his ancestors in Northern Door County for quite a while.  His family, many of whom came from Sweden to settle in Door County in the 1800's.  They resided in the area for generations, intermarrying with many Door County families.  While photographing his family tombstones in the Town of Liberty Grove cemeteries, he realized that neighboring stones were also related to his families.  Pretty soon he was taking pictures of every stone.  To organize these photos and get the best use out of them he created his own index and produced it as webpage (html), able to link the photos to each name. 


Doug ARNDT, of Illinois, contacted the PGS to see if we were interested in having a copy of his "Tombstones" Project.  Of course, we said, "YES!"  Sue Hohneke met him at the Door County Library Laurie Room on 10 May 2008 where he donated a DVD of his project to her for the PGS as well as one for use at the Laurie Room with permission to give a copy to the Door County Historical Archives.  He graciously gave his permission for the PGS to include his "Tombstones" Project on our PGS Website.


The cemeteries that he photographed are  the Town of Liberty Grove-Ellison Bay Town Cemetery, Town of Liberty Grove-Sister Bay Moravian Cemetery and Town of Liberty Grove-Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay. Liberty Grove Town/Rowley's Bay Cemetery was added in Sep 2008.  He has created HTMLs of an Index of Names on these cemeteries that link to their individual pictures of tombstones which we had on our PGS Website until we incorporated the pictures into the 1977 Transcriptions in 2009.


Doug again met with Sue HOHNEKE on 20 Sep 2008 to give the PGS his new updates: the Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay and has added the Town of Liberty Grove-Liberty Grove Town/Rowley's Bay Cemetery pictures.   His TOMBSTONE PROJECT was the inspiration for our PGS CEMETERY GROUP PROJECT! 


Doug ARNDT's pictures of tombstones in four of the Town of Liberty Grove cemeteries are now incorporated into their cemetery indexes.  The PGS is very thankful for his wonderful contribution.


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