It’s a plain cemetery


So the “cemetery” where two of my great-great-great-great grandparents AND two of my great-great-great-great-great grandparents were buried, starting in 1844, is part of a farm operation in Kane County, Illinois, just west of Chicago. I’d been hunting for it for quite awhile, at least twenty years.

The place isn’t really a cemetery anymore. Sadly, it’s rundown. It’s been neglected for a long time. Apparently all of the gravestones are no longer upright. It sounds as if most are broken. Some, I’m sure, are lost.

The land is now part of a big farm operation and has been for quite awhile. It’s called the Strom Family Farm. I’m hoping that they’ve been caring for the place. Earlier today I sent off a message via their website.

I am a descendant of Daniel Reynolds and Olive Walker, daughter of Benjamin Walker and Susan Green. All four are buried on what is now the Strom Family Farm in what is called the Plain Cemetery. Are there any photographs of the cemetery and the gravestones? I hear that it is in pitiful condition. Please tell me what you can.


Aaron J. Hill

I don’t know why it’s called the Plain Cemetery. Is it because the place is so plain?

Campton Township – Section 5
Located on the NE side of Burlington Road .5 mile SE of Route 47. Hidden from view from the road, it is situated on the SE side of a house on the uppermost point of a sloping hill. The stones which remain are broken and mostly illegible. It is said that the servicemen who were buried there were later moved to nearby Baker Cemetery in Plato township. The earliest noted interment is 1846.



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