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 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek County, Iowa, United States


Latitude: 41.736317, Longitude: -92.436639
Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery

Notes:
Also known as the Brooklyn I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Bear Creek Township, Section 13
385th Avenue and Boundary Street, located on east side of Brooklyn, Iowa.

The southeast corner is the older, Pioneer section, and the north part has more recent burials. John J. Talbott was the first death in the township and he was buried on his farm. Other burials at the same spot include John and David Farquhar, and an unknown man. Some sources say these burials were in Section 17, or possibly 18. John Talbot came from Ohio about 1846 and built a log house for himself and his family at Snooks Grove, and its door was kept wide open for the hungry man. The Indians often visited his house and when they heard he was dead they made a most pitiful lamentation for their friend and gathered about his house to cover their faces in their blankets to express their sorrow, admiration and their gratitude for their good friend. The bodies were apparently exhumed for the markers were found for the Talbotts and Farquhar children at Brooklyn I.O.O.F. This cemetery was laid out in 1868 and has three parts: the oldest is at the southeast; just west of this is the I.O.O.F., and north is the new part. John Manatt was the first person buried there. Susan Snook, wife of Henry, one of the early settlers is buried here. Henry was a blacksmith and was extremely busy during the California Gold Rush.

Photo used with permission, courtesy of Thomas Henning, www.findagrave.com, 6/22/2009.



All Burials

   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Buried   Person ID 
1. CONWAY, Eleanor   bur. Aft 28 Feb 1876 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1998
2. HEATH, Daisy Ann   bur. Aft 15 Aug 1915 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1240
3. KARR, Katherine Elizabeth   bur. Aft Sep 1998 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1238
4. KARR, William Ketcham   bur. Aft 17 Jan 1947 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1233
5. MAYFIELD, Nancy Elizabeth   bur. 23 Dec 1918 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1225
6. ROBINSON, Benjamin Powell 'Ben'   bur. Aft 11 Dec 1951 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1229
7. ROBINSON, Jessie   bur. Aft 15 May 1880 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1231
8. ROBINSON, Laura Adella 'Della'   bur. Aft 4 Jun 1947 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1228
9. ROBINSON, Thomas 'Tom'   bur. Aft 7 Sep 1928 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I1224
10. SCHOONOVER, Tedford E   bur. Aft 26 Apr 1988 Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery, Brooklyn, Poweshiek Co, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location I11893