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                                                         Button Cemetery
                         
Buena Vista Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA

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BUTTON CEMETERY
Catalogued November 8 and 9, 1974 by H. A. Dieter.  The location is 2 miles east of Gotham on County Trunk JJ.  The grounds are well kept.  Land was donated in 1848 by Leonard Button.  The first known burial here was that of Temple, daughter of Rev. N.M and Emily Wheeler, aged 2 years and 20 days.  There are presently 50 known veterans buried here.  The writer found the usual incomplete identification, such as dates, branch of service as well as a few having no monuments at all.  Grave registrations have often failed to identify.  After search has sometimes given proof of this lack of grave marking.  The writer intends to further look for their proper identity. Many death certificates have declined offers of a government marker, where a simple "Yes" would have procured a free regulation monument in each case.  The following gravestones were closely examined and recorded as a matter of public record for the Old Cemeteries Society of Wisconsin.



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