Van Metre / Bishop Grove Cemetery
Section 32 of Union Township, Benton County, Iowa

Transcribed on July 14, 1997 by Sue Soden, nagonan@mcleodusa.net.
Submitted to the IAGenWeb Project on September 30, 1997.




    All on a huge (10'?) headstone: 


    Individual (6"x10") headstones
    lying at base of Van Metre headstone:
    G.V.
    H.C.V.
    J.V.
    J.V.
    H.V.
    C.H.G.
    J.E.V.

    Mary Josina
    Born Sep. 9, 1862
    Died Sep. 16, 1864
    George
    Born Aug. 20, 1865
    Died July. 12, 1866
    Henry C.
    Born Sep. 9, 1866
    Died Mar. 18, 1867
    Hubert
    Born June 16, 1868
    Died Aug. 14, 1869
    John E. Van Metre
    Born May 4, 1794
    Died June 2, 1863
    Josina Van Metre
    Born Oct. 6, 1806
    Died Nov. 19, 1889            
    Brass plaque at base of
    Van Metre headstone:
    Josina Van Metre
    Daughter of a Revolutionary Soldier
    Erected by The Mayflower Chapter D.A.R.
    John E. Van Metre
    Died June 2, 1863
    aged 69 yrs & 28 d's
    (Masonic symbol)
    J.M. Van Metre
    Feb. 26, 1825
    Apr. 11, 1886
    Capt. Co. H 6 Iowa Cal.
    Iowa GAR
    Ruth H.
    wife of Jeptha M. Van Metre
    Died ? (couldn't read)
    aged 24 yrs ? ?


    Mary Josina
    Daughter of
    H.C. & Rhoda D. Van Metre
    aged 2 yrs 7ds

    Joe W. Stocker
    Died Feb. 11, 1879
    aged 14 years 10 mos. 27 d's.

    Wilson Infant 1900

    Wilson Infant 1901

    Anne Anno Van Metre
    born Apr. 9, 1812? or 1815?
    (couldn't read)
    Died Apr. 14, 1882

    Both names on one headheadstone:
    Our Frankie
    died Sep. 8, 1864
    aged 3 yrs 5 mo & 10 days
    Our Duggie
    died Sep. 6, 1864
    aged 1 yr & 24 days
    Children of John S. & Julia A. Collins

    Josephine
    Wife of G.W. Webster
    died Dec 8, 1865
    aged 19 yrs 5 mo 12 days

    Claus H.
    sohn von J. & S. Grill
    leboren den 11
    octob 1875
    ? 1881




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