Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tombstone Tuesday - Dresden Cemetery

Dresden Cemetery, or St Anthony's, is a small cemetery in a long-forgotten place along the I & M Canal.  Located on a hillside near Minooka, Grundy County, Illinois,  Dresden was a waypoint during the canal's busy time in the mid-1800's.  The area was settled by Jacob Hansel of Dresden in Germany. While there are a handful of very recent burials, most of the graves and stones are now only memories.

view from the road of the remaining Dresden graves

the unknown...

the neglected...
the old...

and the really old.

A Native of 
Queens County, Ireland
May 25, 1872
Aged 81 Yrs

Rest in peace, early settlers.
© 2012 Sally Knudsen