Orion Township, Richland County,
Tales The Tombstones Tell -
Republican Observer - January 26, 1956
A Visit to Four Cemeteries
Pine River, Bovee, Ash Creek and Mayfield are the
names of four cemeteries along county trunk O in the towns of Richland
and Orion all within a distance of four miles. In these four burying
grounds rest many of the early settlers of the neighborhood.
The Ash Creek Cemetery
Upon the side hill adjoining the Ash Creek church is
the cemetery. Pioneers and the sons and daughters of the pioneers are
buried here. There are the Flammes, Sigrists, Jones, Neefes and
Hanolds. The cemetery is not large; it is well kept and in it sleep
many of the honored citizens of the locality. One of these is Jules
Neefe, a veteran of the Civil War; member of the 6th Wisconsin Battery.
Mr. Neefe used to entertain the writer of this article with stirring
tales of soldier life. Jules lived for many years on the banks of the
Wisconsin river near Riverview and there he died.
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