Stockridge Indian Cemetery

N of Stockridge off WI 55, Stockbridge, Wisconsin

Historical cemetery located just outside Stockbridge, WIsconsin

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Overview Looking South

Photo taken by J.R. Manning in April 2015

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Description 

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 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 22, 1980
Reference number
80000111
Area of significance
Exploration/Settlement
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Cemetery
Current function
Cemetery
Periods of significance
1850-1874; 1825-1849
Significant years
1830; 1856

Update Log 

  • May 1, 2015: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated Status, Added Description and Added Photos

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