Interment records have been kept at the cemetery office since April 1906. A few records are on file before that time, if:
In our earliest records the information you can obtain is:
If a headstone, monument, or marker was on the gravesite in 1984 when the Great River Genealogical Society canvassed the cemetery or placed after that date.
Some interment records also include:
Exact grave in the Block and Lot
can only assume that the records from 1875-1906 were kept at the Salem
Church. It is possible the records were kept in the Minister's Day Book
at the church and the information was never extracted and transferred
to the cemetery office. There is a "theory" the records where lost in
the storm of 1902 which did major damage
to the cemetery grounds and destroyed the home of the superintendent.
We can find no actual evidence that this happened.
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