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                                                     Spring Hill Cemetery
                                                                                         AKA Fishel Cemetery

                                Marshall Township, Richland County, Wisconsin  USA


Tales The Tombstones Tell - Republican Observer - November 27, 1958
                                        (Extract from this issue  shown below)

                                               Fishel or Spring Hill Cemetery

    Situated in Section 2, town of Marshall, is a little graveyard, called by some the Fishel cemetery and by others it is given the name of Spring Hill. It lays at the foot of a steep hill and a sprint is nearby. Burials are infrequent there. The graves are on the slope of the hill facing west.

    Among those buried here are Levi R. Peckham, born in 1865, and died in 1950; Matthew E. Peckham, born in 1860, and passed on in 1944. His wife, Rose, born in 1862,and died in 1957, is here. Hugh Peckham, who resided in Richland Center for many years, is among thoses of the Peckham clan to find rest here.

    The Clark family has several members buried here. Joshua Clark appears to be the eldest for he was born in 1835 and lived to a ripe old age, passing away in 1923, He was a soldier in the Civil War, a member of Co. H of the 46th regiment. His wife, Eliza Ann, died on December 2, 1898, aged 59 years, 3 months and 16 days. Alice Clark is also buried here, also an infant, who was born and died September 20, 1871. John Clark, soldier of the Civil War, rests on the sloping hill. He was born in Jefferson county, Ohio, April 27, 1840, served in the Civil War and died in 1898. His wife, Eliza, was born in 1849 and died in 1933. Several children, evidently babes are here. One stone is marked "Our Little Baby", another "Our Darling", another "Our Little Pet." A stone for James Clark, another of the clan, cannot be read as it is worn by the elements. One for Rachel, wife of James, states that she died in 1886 at the age of 72. A daughter Mary J., is also on the lot. Myron Clark, Molly his wife, and Rosa, another wife, are here together with two children.

    The Ferguson family has members buried here. John, born in 1819, and died in 1874; his wife, Sarah J., born in 1824 and died in 1897, is on the lot as also is Jesse, born September, 1881, and died in November of the same year.

     William E. Brown, born in 1869 and died in 1916, has a marker which is also engraved for his wife, Sarah C., born in 1871 and died in 1937. A daughter Esther, died at the age of three months. John W., another of the kin, was born in 1843 and died in 1918. He was a Civil War veteran, serving in Co. G, 16 Vol. His wife Amanda, born in 1857, passed on in 1932.

    J. B. Klingerman, born in 1854 died in l90l, is here as is also Henry Klingerman, born in 1865 and died in 1944.

    William Fishel and his wife, Anna Bell are here. He was born January 28, 1859, and died January 19, 1930. His wife was born July 28, 1862, and passed away on October 17, 1917.

    Harvey Gillingham, born in July, 1808, and died in 1864, is here, as is his wife Mary, born in December, 1812 and died June 4, 1891. A daughter, Caroline, who married George Fogo, is buried on the same lot. She died at the age of 24 years, 10 months, and 20 days. Her marker is broken and the date of her death cannot be read.

    Mary Benton, wife of George Benton, was only 19 years old when she passed away on May 9, 1867. Buried in this quiet hillside cemetery are Henry A. Long and his two wifes, Betsy and Lottie. Henry was born in 1864 and died in 1949. Betsy was born in 1868 and passed on in 1895. Lottie first saw the light of day in 1875 and died in 1905. Daniel Long, another member of the family, died in 1898 at the age of 65 years, and his wife Sarah, born in 1843, passed on in 1918. A child, eight years old, is buried on the lot.

    Michael and Christina Fishel and an infant daughter Ida, are here buried. The cemetery, no doubt, takes its name from Michael and Christina as they owned the land upon which this burying ground is located. William Fishel, mentioned above, was their son, we believe, though it is not mentioned on the markers.

S. F.

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