Spring Hill Cemetery
AKA Fishel Cemetery
Township, Richland County, Wisconsin
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.
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