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
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? Steinman 1858?-1862
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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