Moniteau County Missouri
Dorner Cemetery listings
Directions to cemetery: This cemetery is located near Highway 5, east of its intersection with Rt NN, south of Tipton.
Located just east of the pond in the pasture, the stone has suffered damage to the inscription, as can be seen in the pictures below.
James Albin and Alan Sparks visited this cemetery December 30, 2010.
Section 34, Township 45N, Range 17W in Willow Fork township.
Located here: 38.624126,-92.788269
Looking west (toward Hwy 5 and NN intersection) from this single grave.
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The only grave with the following inscription:
Born in Cedenburg, Hungary
December 27, 1813
Died January 10, 1899
The above inscription was read June 20, 1969 by Mrs Preston Hutchison and Mrs Elmer Welty. They were taken to the burial site by Mr Miller who stated John Dorner was the only person buried there.
According the Listings of Willow Fork and Moreau Township Cemeteries, Mrs Hutchison once had a conversation with John Bull. This conversation led to the discovery John Bull lived on this farm around 1900 and was asked if he knew anything about the cemetery.
Here's what he said: There was only one grave made in that cemetery. That of a Mr. Dorner who came from somewhere in Hungary. He loved that land and said when he died that he wanted to be buried under one of the three trees in the pasture. So that is where he was buried and a white picket fence about 8 X 10 was placed around the grave. The family sold the place and went to Texas. He didn't know Mrs Dorner's name but they had two sons, one was Amila Dorner. They also had a daughter, Fannie Dorner. All were single.
The Dorners had a sale and went to Texas soon after John Dorner died. James B. Worthing from England bought the farm and they placed a wire fence about 4 feet from the picket fence which was around the grave to keep the cattle from rubbing against the white picket fence.
Worthing had two sons and a daughter. Willie died and was buried in the Masonic Cemetery in Tipton. Worthing sold this farm to Frank Weesen.
When they left Mr. Bull felt sure Mr. Worthing, being gone from the house for a short while where he had his money buried. After they left, sure enough, Mr. Bull found a hole dug and beside it were some square tin cans that had screw type lids, which he believed had the money buried in it. He went on to say that this hole was dug south of the house. "I don't know if there is a row of cedar trees still standing just south of the house now or not, but at that time (1900) in this row of trees there was one of the cedar trees dead. You took so many steps from where this dead tree was and you found where he had the money buried."
I (Mrs Hutchison) couldn't help but look for that row of cedar trees as Mr. Miller drove us to this grave and there they were just as Mr. John Bull said. . . we stopped where the stone was turned over, off the base and on the ground.
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