Moniteau County Missouri

Van Pool Cemetery listings


Located in Township 44, Range 14, Section 28, near the Cole/Moniteau County line in the upper most corner of Burris Fork Township near the North Moreau Creek.



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On page 59 of the Recordings of Burris Fork, Harrison and Pilot Grove Township Cemeteries published by the Moniteau County Historical Society, it states:
Inscriptions were taken November 15, 1970 by Mr and Mrs Francis Ketterlin and Mr and Mrs Preston Hutchison. We left the car in a lane leading to a farmhouse. We started to climb the cedar hill where an old wooden wagon had been left by the side of the lane, so many years ago that cedars grew up in it. At the top of the hill we found a well fenced cemetery with a steel fence and gate. Ten graves inside the fenced cemetery and two graves outside the fence, on the south. It looked as if it once had a barbed wire fence around the two outside stones.


In March 2006, the cemetery appeared much the way described above, however, the wagon was not seen.  The same graves were inside the fence with two graves just outside the fence, to the right in the pictures. James Albin and Alan Sparks visited this cemetery on March 10, 2006 when Alan took the pictures.


Directions to cemetery: From California, take Hwy 50 East to its intersection with Rt K. Turn right (south) and travel on Rt K until coming to its intersection with Surprise Rd. Turn right (south, again) and travel until coming to its intersection with Bottom Rd. Turn left (east) on Bottom Rd and travel until coming to a private lane. When getting to the private lane leading to the cemetery, there is a Van Pool Cemetery sign, as pictured, at far left, above.  Go up the hill and just before reaching the cattle guard, there is a "lane" or "path" leading to the right from the lane at an angle (approximately 130 degree angle if using the lane as the base).  The cemetery is approximately 25 - 35 yards into the woods at the end of this "path."


Approximate GPS Location (within several feet): 38.537135,-92.462591



* = Calculated Date based on age; d/o = daughter of; s/o = son of; w/o = wife of; m = married


Info from death certificate = the information is from a death certificate and no stone was found for the individual.

Info from news obit = the information is from a newspaper obituary and no stone was found for the individual.

Info from 1883-1894 Moniteau Co Birth & Death Rec = the information is from the county death records and no stone was found for the individual.


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Last Name, First Name, Middle, Birth Date, Death Date, Comments


The two Cliburn's below are the two stones just outside the fenced area.
Cliburn Gemima -- 1876 Jan 11 - 1881 Oct 04 -- d/o T W & C A Cliburn
Cliburn Lucy A -- 1881 Oct 26 - 1888 Oct 09 -- d/o T W & C A Cliburn -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

Cooper Thomas -- 1839 Nov 23 - 1876 Oct 10 -- Born in Buckenhamshire, England -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:


Fielder Baby Clara -- 1896 Apr 04 - 1896 Apr 08 -- d/o F M & Mary C Fielder -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Fielder Barnie -- 1873 Sep 10 - 1876 Sep 30 -- s/o F M & Mary C Fielder -- Pic 1: Pic 2: Pic 3:



Schenewerk Estella M -- 1914 Feb 09 - 1914 Feb 10 -- d/o Philip & Clara Heninger Schenewerk -- Info from death certificate



Tising Sarah E -- 1864 Nov * - 1865 Jun 20 -- Aged 6m 23d -- d/o J E & M Tising -- Pic 1: Pic 2:


A genealogy of this family can be found here.
Van Pool David -- 1792 May 20 - 1862 Mar 30 -- Member of the Christian Church
Van Pool Francis -- 1840 Feb 29 - 1841 Mar 30 -- d/o David & Margaret Van Pool -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Van Pool George H -- 1814 Dec 13 - 1888 Feb 11 -- h/o Sallie Van Pool -- Pic 1: Pic 2:
Van Pool Margaret -- 1799 Jul 10 - 1870 Jan 10 -- w/o David Van Pool; Member of the Christian Church
Van Pool Rebecca J -- 1860 Aug * - 1865 Apr 19 -- Aged 4y 7m 27d -- Pic 1: Pic 2:

            -- d/o G H & Sallie Van Pool; First name spelled Rebeckah on stone
Van Pool Sallie -- 1822 Jul 28 - 1875 Oct 03 -- w/o G H Van Pool -- Pic 1: Pic 2:



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