Oertley Cemetery


Oertley Cemetery is located in Section 10 of Akron Township.

This family cemetery is DESPOILED. From the town of Chillicothe, turn onto County Route 19 (Truitt Road in Chillicothe). Drive 7.5 miles to where County Route 19 joins with Illinois Route 90. Continue driving straight on 90 for 2.5 miles & turn right onto Holmes Road. Follow this 1 mile to Oertley Road. Turn left. Gain permission from the farm house on the right to go to the cemetery. It lays in the corn field about 70 yards from the tractor barn. This cemetery is in a patch of high grasses & has several stones - most broken or toppled. It will soon disappear.



Despoiled cemetery amidst a clump of grass surrounded by a cornfield

Photographs by Steve Slaughter
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Anna Oertley
dau of F. & C. Oertley
d. Aug. ??, 1868
Age 3 mo

Anna Oertley
infant daughter


Emma Oertley
dau of F. & C. Oertley
Age 10 mos.


Henry Oertley
b. in Switzerland
b. Aug. 19, 1806
d. May 2, 1865

? Steinman 1858?-1862
Joseph Steinman 1859-1859


base without
any stone



Additional names extracted from the book "History and Reminiscences Old Settlers Union of Princeville and vicinity", Vol. IV

Eggers, Baltassar b. Switzerland April 30, 1835 - Sep. 4, 1860

Two wives of Baltassar Eggers have no markers

Oertley, Amelia dau of Henry & Babetta b. May 8, 1872 d. Oct. 11, 1880 (body removed to Princeville Cemetery)

Oertley, Anna Grass wife of Henry Oertley b. Switzerland 1908-Sep. 6, 1880

Oertley, Catherine wife of John Oertley d. Jan. 25, 1881 Age 45 yr 1 mo 19 da

Oertley, Henry infant son of J. & C. Oertley

Oertley, infant of C. E. Oertley

Oertley, infant son of Jacob Oertley b. and d. 1904 (body removed to Princeville Cem.)

Oertley, John b. St. Glarus, Switzerland b. Jun. 2, 1883? d. Dec. 16, 1904

Oertley, Leonard d. Mar 12, 1869 Age 24 yr Co. D 11th Ill. Cav.

Oertley, Mabel dau of J. & M. Oertley b. Aug. 13, 1891 d. Jul. 23, 1893

Oertley, William infant son of F. & C. Oertley

Streitmatter, infant of Amiel


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Updated July 25, 2006