Olio Township Cemetery
See Corresponding Numbers in List Below To Identify Those In Their Location In The Cemetery
19 Church Leaders/Ministers/Board Members
And Eureka College Presidents
Buried At Olio Township Cemetery
1. George Callender (1807-1891)
2. George Campbell (1807-1872)
3. John Darst (1816-1895)
4. William H. Davenport (1823-1863)
5. Caleb Davidson (1797-1870)
6. Elijah Dickinson (1795-1862)
7. Elijah W. Dickinson (1835-1920)
8. David Deweese (1801-1876)
9. Albert G. Ewing (1804-1873)
10. Robert E. Hieronymus (1862-1941)
11. E. Royal F. Humbert (1910-1989)
12. John T. Jones (1795-1877)
13. Ira W. Langston (1912-2001)
14. Louis O. Lehman (1877-1923)
15. Ben Major (1796-1852)
16. Abisha M. Myers (1813-1872)
17. Elias B. Myers (1805-1867)
18. Benjamin J. Radford, Jr. (1838-1933)
19. John Garland Waggoner (1844-1929)
Directions To The Cemetery
The Olio Township Cemetery is locate in Eureka, Illinois. East of Peoria, travel on Hwy. 24 toward Eureka. At the city center, turn right on (South Main Street) Hwy. 117. Go past Eureka College, and the cemetery will be on the left, at 1015 S. Main St., Eureka.
First Meetinghouse Of The Walnut Grove Christian Church - Cemetery Was Adjacent To The Old Building
The Cemetery Was Deeded To The Township When Church Moved in 1864.
Print taken From History of Eureka College - 1894
Olio Twp. Cemetery Manager Rosemary Hartter, who so graciously conducted our tour amidst impending storms!
See Note Below
In June, 2009 Tom L. Childers, C. Wayne Kilpatrick and Scott Harp traveled about 3000 miles in one week through parts of Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. During this time we found the graves of 75 church leaders in the Restoration Movement. Chronicling these leaders into websites has been time consuming. Many thanks to Tom and Wayne in helping to take photos, share the driving, and putting up with your web master's slave-driving effort to see as many as we did in the time we had. Their photos as well as some of mine are seen on this site. When we arrived at Olio Twp Cemetery, it was late in the evening, and a summer storm was on its way. I had called Rosemary Hartter, the manager of the cemetery, weeks in advance to gather information. When we arrived on Saturday evening, I called her and she was most gracious to come to the cemetery after hours to assist us in finding all the graves. She and the staff at the cemetery have been most gracious to help, and for this we say a special thanks to them.