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Richland County Asylum
Cemetery
 
Presently known as the Senior Citizens Home. Richland County records were reviewed and a ground check made in early spring of 1975 to locate the cemetery. The old cemetery lies about one half mile west of the buildings in what has been mostly a pastured area for many years. It became a burial ground at the time of a location change in 1896 from the Woodstock area to the more favorable one here in Richland. The grounds are not fenced and the four corners that were set with tall concrete pillars have crumbled to the ground. They have established the cemetery dimensions to be about 80 X 275 feet. There are no monuments left, all, if there were any have been removed because of their condition and a large single stone at the entrance has replaced them with the names of the people buried there. 126 depressions give evidence of unmarked graves. Records bear proof that at least 24 bodies were taken to the Wisconsin State Anatomy Department, Madison, Wisconsin, as they became unclaimed at the time of death. Burials in the old section were discontinued in about 1948 when a new site was opened directly east across County Trunk O. The new location is well kept, with markers all at ground level. There are presently 34 burials there. It is in direct contrast to the deplorable condition of the old grounds to the west. The old property site begins one and one half miles southeast of Richland Center and turning south on County Trunk O. The institutional buildings stand west of the road in the northeast corner of section 34, town of Richland. To find the cemetery you must turn on a dead end dirt road and continue through thick cornfields. It is very difficult to find. We looked at it in August 1999 and found it mowed with the large single marker.

The list below includes their age at death and their death date. Unclaimed bodies will be marked with and "X".


Name Age at Death Death Date
Aird, Andrew  90 4 May 1899
Aja, Mauno (X) 55 28 May 1944
Alaback, Della 50 31 May 1933
Alvard, Lorenzo 77 24 March 1901
Anderson, Mrs. M.K. 86 1 February 1902
Archer, James (X) 44 8 July 1941
Arney, Joshua  66 1 January 1930
Aspland, David  54 4 May 1941
Avery, Richard 35 5 May 1900
Barney, Corrine 24 14 June 1910
Beaumont, Martha 74 20 March 1920
Booshen, Casper 65 10 January 1911
Braas, Mrs. Mary 53 26 December 1919
Bracher, Robert 39 13 March 1908
Brown, John 47 18 February 1908
Brown, Otto 45 11 April 1924
Johnstone, Wm 57 31 May 1946
Jones, Edward (X) 70 11 January 1959
Kommers, Jesus (X) 68 26 March 1926
Krueger, Anton 65 18 February 1919
Larson, Herman S. 57 23 March 1929
Larson, Lars 76 30 June 1922
Lawton, John 64 20 March 1922
Lemke, August (X) 72 26 September 1921
Lentz, Ethel 61 13 May 1947
Leonard, Jacob 67 5 April 1900
Lewandowski, Stepanis (X)  48 12 January 1933
Lewin, Irvin (X)  54 30 July 1955
Love, Wm 80 25 November 1935
Maher, Dennis 36 16 July 1904
Malmar, S. 67 20 April 1921
Manning, Edward H. 77 29 October 1945
Martell, Clara 72 20 January 1947
McKinney, Henry 73 19 May 1930
McMillan, Franklin 82 5 June 1938
Meredith, Alvina (X) 65 26 January 1961
Meyers, Elias 14 14 October 1932
Mick, Charles no age listed 2 October 1915
Miller, Nathan B. 76 27 April 1927
Miller, Richard Gale (infant) 9 April 1914 20 January 1915
Mora, Frank 59 4 July 1934
Murphy, Joseph 55 17 August 1921
Murry, Mary Ann  70 8 June 1916
Nicols, Edgar 67 22 March 1899
Nietch, Steve 61 14 March 1939
Norman, Margaret 70 29 August 1905
Olson, Sophia (X) 68 12 April 1944
O'Neill, Charles P. 57 27 October 1932
O'Neill, Patrick 64 17 January 1934
Ostrander, Henry 78 7 February 1936
Owens, Mila 51 5 February 1936
Owens, Peter 49 18 June 1919
Patcliff, Emeline 78 24 January 1919
Pauchi, John (X) 66 1 June 1929
Peterson, Bertha (X) 70 11 July 1955
Potts, David D. 38 26 January 1924
Ring, Michael 50 1 May 1899
Ritchie, Samuel 72 6 August 1930
Rodgers, Mary 66 24 September 1904
Salzer, Frank 78 26 April 1940
Schrador, Jacob 72 7 September 1909
Scott, Carrie  61 10 June 1932
Shaw, Carrie 39 22 March 1923
Sheler, Frank  87 2 February 1939
Short, John 88 14 November 1921
Short, John (X) 61 29 December 1943
Shroeder, Mary 74 10 May 1910
Sjack, Joseph 40 30 June 1931
Sleeper, John 72 13 February 1901
Smith, Ella K.  53 21 July 1909
Stacy, George 54 10 August 1937
Stillwell, Edward 82 11 September 1937
Stout, Andrew 62 23 December 1923
Stove, Lena 79 18 October 1918
Swansky, Karen 84 23 November 1911

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