Messerer Cemetery road.
In the town of Frederick on Illinois route 100, go northwest on Market Street (which curves around to Rushville, may be Main St.) almost two miles to the cemetery sign on the left.
Matilda (Ritchey) Lyle and Philnida Farrar
Matilda's daughter and son-in-law:
additional not photographed or no stones
|Matilda (Ritchey) Lyle was the mother of Hannah C. Farrar. Matilda died in Schuyler County and was probably buried in this cemetery. The will of her husband William Lyle (who died in 1879 in Missouri) specified a gravestone should be placed here for his first wife. This was probably done by the Farrar family who used the same design stone for their son William and for Hannah and Jasper. It is then likely that Philnida (should that be Philinda?) Farrar was Jasper's mother though that has not been proven. The stone reads:
BORN JAN. 26, 1811
DIED MAR. 21,
BORN JUNE 10, 1798
DIED JUNE 11, 1851
J.P. & H.C. FARRAR
BORN AUG. 21, 1853
DIED JUNE 22,
The Rushville Times reported that William Farrar, son of Jasper Farrar living near Pleasantview, was accidentally killed while on an excursion train to St. Louis, gotten up for the benefit of the M.E. Church of Ashland, Cass County. William had been working at Philadelphia, a station on the road above Ashland. His body was brought home for burial.
BORN MAR. 17, 1870
DIED JUNE 10, 1870
Addie (Adalaska) Farrar was married to George L. Spillers and they lived in Rushville. Of their four children, only their son Clifford Lee Spillers survived them. All are commemorated with this stone.
|Arthur Otto Farrar, also known as Pat, and his wife Della Blodgett Farrar appear to have family left to decorate their grave.|
|Harry C. Farrar, son of Arthur and Della, was married to Emma T. Dunn|
|Rural Cemeteries of Schuyler County, Illinois, Frederick Township|
is available from the Schuyler County Historical Museum in Rushville. From this book we learned we had missed the Webb family stones. Also listed are names of those with NO markers based on obituary and/or death certificate information.
|Margaret Boyd Lyle, sister of Hannah C. Farrar and second wife of Marcus D. Webb, her husband and their little daughter are buried in Messerer, but we missed the markers. Their entries in the book are:
WEBB, Jennie - d. June 11, 1874 - 1m 3d - d/o M.B. & M.D. Webb
Family members with no stones:
BEATTY, Edward - husband of Clara B. Lyle of Indiana, granddaughter of James Lyle and Ann Hall