Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
Cemeteries, pp. 189-190 PDF (328.9 KB)
CEMETERIE1S Oak Hill Cemetery HARVEY JONEs, during his brief life in Neenah, from the spring of 1848 to his death in November, 1849, made a gift of five acres for cemetery purposes. This was the beginning of the present Oak Hill cemetery. Following Jones' gift came these additions: i868-by gift from William Merriman, acreage not specified. I875-bought from William Tipler for $1,2oo, acreage not specified. i879-bought from Benjamin Freeman, acreage not specified. i888-by gift from Clara A. Shattuck, the Merriman homestead on land now occupied by chapel and vault 1924-bought from John Grimes, 17 acres at $Soo per acre. 1924-four citizens of Neenah joined in a project to regrade the cemetery, fence it and erect an ornamental gateway, build chapel and vault. Approximate cost of gift, $Ioo,ooo. Basic charges for perpetual care: Residents of Neenah pay- For a single grave--40 For a 4-grave lot-$i78 For a 6-grave lot-$217 For an 8-grave lot -258 Non-residents pay- For a single grave-55o For a 4-grave lot-$218 For a 6-grave 1ot-$277 For an 8-grave lot-$338 Cemetery deficits currently range between $17,ooo and $19,ooo per year, cared for out of taxes. Memorial Park Cemetery THE founders of Greenlawn Memorial Park, located just south of Neenah on Highway 41, had an ideal and a purpose. 189
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