BARGER Cemetery is located
in Section 2 of Johnson Twp north of Millerstown.
The plot lies on the hill between the junction of Ford Road and Cemetery Road. The Cemetery is landlocked. There is no plat map OR lot records by the township for this cemetery. The owner of the property does not have one either. The township nor the land owner have any records of the burials in the cemetery. Permission is required by property owner to access.
Source: Champaign County Cemeteries VOL I Compiled 1955 Urbana Chapter DAR. Copied by Mrs Edgel Lutz, Mrs Carl Pooler, Mrs John Summers, Mrs Nelson Stallsmith and Mrs Charles Russell. Posted with permission of Urbana Chapter DAR.
Research per Karen Heber in email dated 6/9/2010
When this cemetery was recorded the first time, the cemetery was on the property of the Bargers, so they called it Barger Cemetery. Thus it has been called that for about 40 years. This was verified using land records. At the time of the recording it was owned by the Bargers, however, the land originally belonged to the Comer Family. Thus it was the family land and cemetery of the Comers. That is why only Comers are buried here. (not Bargers) Right now the cemetery is not owned by either family. So should the cemetery have the new owners name since we are reading it 40 years later? This cemetery rightfully should be called Comer Cemetery
COMER, Reuben died July 28, 1881 aged 77y8m3d
COMER, Elitha wife of Reuben died Feb 3, 1876 aged 64y7m28d
COMER, David died Jan 8, 1859 aged 61y8m2d
COMER, Lucy, wife of David died April 16, 1857 aged 56y2m12d
COMER, E.L. Sept 19, 1762
JENKINS, Victoria, dau of A.J. & E.E. died Sept 2, 1865 aged 3y9m2d
JENKINS, Sylvia, dau of A.J. & E.E. died Aug 23, 1872 aged 1y7m8d
DEAL, Isaac died Nov 6, 1876 aged 7y1m12d
SMITH, Anna, wife of Abraham died Nov 13, 1860 aged 60y10m13d
SMITH, Abraham died Sep 24, 1877 aged 77y
SMITH, Louis C, son of I and S A died 10/2981850 aged --- (cant read)
SMITH, Emma Jane dau of Wm & E Smith died 3/17/1866 7m21d
SMITH, inf dau of Wm & E Smith died 9/2/1863 age 23d
SMITH, Alva, son of Wm & E Smith died 10/6/1872 aged --- (cant read)
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