South Elgin Cemetery

On July 9, 1845, Truman and Ann Gilbert granted an easement to the Clintonville Cemetery Association for a cemetery.  The Gilberts were among the first settlers of the area.  The first burial took place in 1851 and ironically was Martha Gilbert, a relative of Trumans.   The cemetery is located on the east side of the Fox River along Middle Street.   Genealogy information and a map have been compiled from public records as a convenience to residents. 

This information was compiled from the actual cemetery log.  In some cases a nickname may have been recorded - not necessarily the legal name of the deceased.  In many cases, medical terminology is outdated - and is no longer recorded in the records of the Village.  So during your research, information which may appear missing - in actuality, was not recorded at the time of burial. 

Common Terms on the Genealogy ListNames in Full:  The names of the deceased as they appear in the original cemetery log.
Where Died:  The city and state (if known) of the place where the deceased died.
When Died:  The month, day and year of the death if known.
Age:  The age at the time of death, if known.
Where Buried:  The block, lot and grave number, if known
Disease:  The decedent's cause of death, when known.  Staff no longer records this type of information in the records of the Village.
Parents or Relatives:  Known relatives, if known.  Staff no longer records this type of information in the records of the Village.
Remarks:  Information from the original cemetery log which are not criteria listed above.