Read by Phyllis Hanke, Gloria Dettleff, and Dorothy Falk on 5 Nov 2008

Rose Cemetery
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This cemetery was previously identified on our site as the Knolhoff Cemetery. After research by Brenda Standefer and Chad Parson, we believe this is the Rose Cemetery. Both cemeteries have almost the same Public Land Survey System coordinates.

The history of the Rose cemetery is published in the Clinton County Historical Society Quarterly # 25-1. According to the history, the land was owned by John H. and Anna Knolhoff.

To get to this cemetery, go south one mile on the Hoffman-Hoyleton Road from IL-161. On the left hand side (east) of the road, there are wooden posts between two farm fields marking the "entryway" to the cemetery right-of-way path. The wire across the top used to hold a sign with the cemetery's name. The cemetery is about a block ahead, in the trees to the left of the right-of-way. The road is bumpy and could have a little run-off water in wet weather.

The tombstones are dotted throughout about an acre of land, and most have been reasonably protected from the elements by the trees. There could be other stones buried beneath the 140 years of leaves and erosion.

Name Born Died Inscriptions and Comments
ADAMS, Melinda  Per the Clinton County Historical Society, the Carlyle Union Banner, Carlyle, 9 Oct 1884, mentioned her funeral was held at Rose Graveyard. No stone has been found 
ADAMS, Walker  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
BOREN, James P.--- 6 Oct 1853 Son of Bartholemew & Mary E. Aged 2y 8m 9d 
EMBRY, James13 Oct 1841 8 Mar 1875 Born in Campbellton, GA. Stone broken in 2 sections and very difficult to read. Inscription on bottom reads: It is a sweet reflection that the noblest worth of all an honest man and a good citizen. A loving husband A friend most dear, A faithful father lieth here. In love we lived, in peace he died. Life was desired but God denied. 
EMBRY, Lenia G. or C.6 Sep 1874 29 Sep 1875 Dau of J. & Phebe. Phrase that includes "Little Lamb". Stone partially buried. 
GIBSON, Alice C.--- 13 Sep 1862 Dau of I. F. & M. A. Aged 2y 8m 10d. A previous reading gave the death date as 12 Sep 1862 
GIBSON, S. B.--- --- GHS Co F 150th IL. Inf. 
GIBSON, Sarah E.  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
GIBSON, Sarah N.  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
GIBSON, Thomas Jeff  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
GIBSON, Wm--- --- GHS Co H 30th IL Inf 
HILDEBRANDT, Geo.  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
JOHNSON, Helen A.  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
LEWIS, Mary11 Mar 1837 6 May 1871 Wife of R. C. Aged 34y 1m 26d 
MADDUX, Elizabeth J.13 Feb 1810 21 Oct 1855 Wife of Jas. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Stone next to Manerva & James Maddux 
MADDUX, Emma--- 21 Oct 1870 10m 4d Dau of U F & M S. Broken stone with E M footstone. 
MADDUX, Manerva9 May 1808 11 Nov 1846 Wife of Jas. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Stone next to Elizabeth J. & James Maddux 
MADUX, James--- 16 Dec 1862 Age 59y 3m 8d Stone near his wives Elizabeth J & Manerva. 
McCOMB, Wm. A.  Listed in the 1877-1903 death book as buried in this cemetery but no stone was found 
PRIDE, George W.10 Jan 1840 10 Feb 1865 25y 1m 4d In memory of. He was a good husband & had a loving wife & all seemed to be prospering but God forbade. 
PRIDE, Perlina M.--- 10 Jun 1863 18y 7m 18d Wife of G. W. A loving wife, a friend most dear, A faithful partner lieth here. In love we lived, in peace she died. Life was desired but God denied. Stone by Gibbons of Centralia, IL. 
ROSE, A. J.--- --- GHS Co. B. 145th IL. Inf. Also footstone.  
ROSE, Andrew J. S.16 Dec 1844 26 Jan 1857 Son of H. & M. Rose, Co. K. 145 lll. Volls. Information from previous reading. No stone found in 2008. 
ROSE, George H.2 Jun 1833 17 Oct 1862 Son of H. & M. Rose, 30s Reg Il1. Volunteers. Information from previous reading. No stone found in 2008. 
ROSE, J. H.--- --- GHS Co H 30th IL. Inf. Also footstone. 
ROSE, T. W.--- --- GHS Co H 30th IL Inf, given name probably Thomas 
SHORT, B.--- 2 Oct 1866 65y 11m Next to Nancy J. Short. 
SHORT, Nancy J.--- 13 Jul 1876 76y 16d Wife of Benet 
UNKNOWN, Mary L.--- --- Dau of ___. Stone broken, missing piece not there. 
WILLIAMS, Elmer27 Jan 1874 24 Jan 1875 Son of J. & M. Williams. (footstone). Information from previous reading. No stone found in 2008.  
WILLIAMS, John M.19 Apr 1846 28 Jan 1880 footstone J. M. W. Information from previous reading. No stone found in 2008.  

Database table cem_list modified:29 Oct 2018
Cemetery ID:111
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