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Evergreen Memorial Cemetery (Bloomington, Illinois)

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  • Willis J. Hamlow (1914 - 1977)
    Willis J. Hamlow died at his home in Lexington, Illinois on May 26, 1914. His funeral and burial were held on May 29, 1977. Mr. Hamlow was born on July 3, 1914 in Bloomington, Illinois, a son of John...
  • Betty Jane Hamlow (1915 - 1983)
    Betty Hamlow of Normal, Illinois formerly of Lexington, Illinois died on November 11, 1983 at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. Her funeral and burial were on November 14, 1983. She was born on...
  • Amanda E. Burwitz (1877 - 1955)
  • Fred C. Burwitz (1875 - 1947)
  • Carl Jochim Friedrich Burwitz (1821 - 1888)
    Photo found at The Peplow's

Evergreen Memorial Cemetery was originally two cemeteries. One was a family cemetery begun about 1825 on the farm of John Kimler. His relatives sold it to the City of Bloomington in 1850 and it became Bloomington City Cemetery, often referred to as "Old City" Cemetery. The second cemetery was founded by the Bloomington Cemetery Association in 1857, under the leadership of Linus Graves, and was named Bloomington Cemetery. In 1962, both cemeteries came under the aegis of Bloomington Township and became Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.

Records of the Bloomington City Cemetery were destroyed in a fire while those of Bloomington Cemetery and Evergreen Memorial are available.

Famous Memorials

  • David Davis (1815-1886) US Supreme Court Justice
  • George Frederick Dick (1829-1914) Civil War General
  • Ulysses Freeman Doubleday (1792-1866) US Congressman
  • Jesse Weldon Fell (1808-1887) Founder of ISU
  • Louis Fitzhenry (1870-1935) US Congressman