Woodrow Cemetery
Rural Pekin
SE of NW of Section 36
Cincinnati Township

  The earliest burial date on a stone in Woodrow Cemetery is for Mary Ann, daughter of Hugh L. and Lucy Welch, who died 25 July 1829 at age 10 months, 3 days.

  The cornerstone from the church chapel still remains in the cemetery and reads "Woodrow Union Church 1912".  The chapel does not survive.

  The original cemetery was quit-claimed for cemetery purposes by Ruth Dexter, David Marks Cummings, and John G. & Grace D. Berquist on 17 October 1910.  (Deed Records Vol. 164, p. 163).

  The Woodrow Union Church Society quit-claimed ground in the churchyard for cemetery purposes and also the old church building (stipulating it be torn down) to the Woodrow Cemetery Association on 24 August 1944. (Deed Records Vol. 323, p. 407).

  Edward Jennings, his wife Mary, and his brother Arthur quit-claimed an adjoining 85 feet on the east end of the cemetery in June 1977.  (Deed Records Book S, page 182).

Woodrow Cemetery Map

  From Pekin:
  • Go the the corner of Court Street (Route 9) and 14th Street
    (Pekin Hospital is on this corner)
  • Turn south onto 14th Street
  • Drive 5.4 miles
  • Turn left on Coers Road
  • Drive 0.4 miles
  • Woodrow Cemetery is on left

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