Cemetery Records

The UW-River Falls Area Research Center has transcriptions of headstones in all of the public cemeteries in Burnett, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix counties.

  • This resource has a surname and cemetery index for Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix Counties.
  • "Transcription" means what appears on the headstone, which may include only the year or the full date of birth and death.
  • Many of these are now available on Find A Grave (search our 4 counties in the search box to the right).

The Area Research Center has several manuscript collections that contain cemetery records:

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery Association records (Eidsvold) [archival collection]
  • Greenwood Cemetery Association records (River Falls) [archival collection]
  • Greenwood Valley Cemetery Association records [archival collection]
  • Poplar Hill Cemetery Association records (Rock Elm Township) [archival collection]
  • Rush River Lutheran Parish (Pierce and Saint Croix Counties, Wis.) records [archival collection including cemetery records]
  • Schwalen/German Settlement Cemetery Association records [archival collection]
  • St. Bridget's Catholic Church records (River Falls) [archival collection includes cemetery burial permits]
  • War Memorial Cemetery directory (Clear Lake)  [archival collection]

The Area Research Center also has other cemetery materials, such as:

  • Cemetery Locations in Wisconsin [book]
  • History of Hammond Cemetery [book]
  • History of the Hersey Oakwood Cemetery [book]
  • Incomplete Listing of St. Patrick's Cemetery and Parish History, Erin Prairie, Wisconsin, Physical Headstone County, Years 1849-1999
  • Monumental Memorials in Oak Grove Cemetery [book] (East Farmington, German inscriptions only)
  • Tombstone Inscriptions, 1950-1993 (Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burnett County) [book]
  • Willow River Cemetery (old yard) tombstone inscriptions, Hudson, St. Croix Co., Wisconsin, and deaths for St. Croix Co., Wisconsin, 1870-1879, as found in Volume 1 of Deaths in the office of Register of Deeds, St. Croix Co., Court House, Hudson, Wis. [book]

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