Stockridge Indian Cemetery
N of Stockridge off WI 55, Stockbridge, Wisconsin
Historical cemetery located just outside Stockbridge, WIsconsin
Overview Looking South
Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015
+44.08226, -88.3008644°04'56" N, 88°18'03" W
The Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Cemetery, just north of Stockbridge, Wisconsin, was established about the time the nations were relocated to the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. The Munsee began their journey in Delaware, the Stockbridge came to Calumet County from Massachusetts via New York, Indiana and Kaukauna.
Several members of the Quinney family are buried here, including Electa Quinney, a Stockbridge Indian who was Wisconsin's first professional teacher. Her log schoolhouse was open to anyone in Kaukauna in the 1820's.
There are numerous people interred unmarked graves. A large monument lists the names of those people.
The cemetery was maintained in trust by the Town of Stockbridge until 1993 when it was turned over to the Stockbridge-Munsee. It is an active cemetery with recent interments.
National Register information
- Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 22, 1980
- Reference number
- Area of significance
- Level of significance
- Evaluation criteria
- A - Event
- Property type
- Historic function
- Current function
- Periods of significance
- 1850-1874; 1825-1849
- Significant years
- 1830; 1856
- May 1, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos