Geneva Public Cemetery

The Geneva Public Cemetery is located at 6th and K Streets in Geneva.  The cemetery has been serving the community since 1877 and is maintained by the City.  The City of Geneva has made it a priority to maintain the grounds and records.

The Geneva Cemetery is full of interesting stories and history.  The following are just a few examples:
  • The first burial took place in 1875
  • The first cemetery association was formed on July 14, 1877
  • On September 21, 1928, Wilson Post #22 erected a monument in memory of the soldiers of 1861-1865, general known as the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monument
  • The Cemetery constitution, bylaws, and rules and regulations were adopted more than 100 years ago on April 5, 1913
  • The memorial fence (south cemetery fence) was constructed at the bequest of Emil Sandrock in 1924.
  • Every year the local Veteran's Association holds a Memorial Day event to honor the many Veterans who are buried in the cemetery
  • The oldest person buried in the cemetery was 108 years old at the time of her death.