Brewster Cemetery is located in Town of Fountain, Juneau County, Wisconsin. John and Charlotte Brewster homesteaded the land in the early 1850's and in September of 1855 donated 1.56 acres of their property to the community for a cemetery. The deed for the cemetery was recorded at the County Seat in Mauston, Wisconsin on August 3, 1885. No one paid for their lots and at first there were 12 graves to a lot and then 6 graves to a lot. About 1979, the lots owners started to pay for perpetual care for their lots but there was still no charge for the lot. Changes have been made since then and are included in the Cemetery Ordinance. Brewster sold the farm to Lewis Gardner in 1869 and Brewster died in 1882. In 2007, the current landowners, the Riley Brothers, Leo and Kevin donated an acre of land for the cemetery. This gave the cemetery access to add an additional driveway and parking in the newly donated land during funerals. It will also provide for additional lots in the future if they are needed.
The Zindorf Cemetery is located on Zindorf Road, in the Town of Fountain, Juneau County, Wisconsin. The nearest town is New Lisbon. The cemetery dates back to 1862 when Henry P Holmes and wife Rebecca, donated a small parcel of land to the Town of Fountain for a cemetery. The abstract was recorded August 3, 1885, stating it contained 120 rods (three quarters of an acre) to be used for burying ground. The first known burial was Telitha “Tillie”S. Mead, wife of Cephas Mead, in May of 1864. In keeping with a small country cemetery, many of the township’s residents have relatives buried there, as of 2014 there are seventy seven burials. It remains a small charming cemetery, particularly in the spring when an old lilac in the center of the cemetery bursts into bloom. On November 12, 1970 the land was platted. The cemetery is in two sections, Block 1 and Block 2. To locate the cemetery, start in the City of New Lisbon and go south on Hwy 80 approximately 2.4 miles to Zindorf Road. Turn right on Zindorf and the cemetery is located on the right side of the road about 1 mile west.
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We’d like to express a big THANK YOU to Ron Smith and the Veterans & Friends Cemetery Flag Project for donating the flagpole and light at Zindorf and Brewster Cemeteries.
Cemetery Association members:
Kari Olson, Chair 608-542-0249
Arris Sullivan, Sexton 608-542-0212
Lola St. Clair, Sexton 608-427-6886
Kathy Haske, Sexton 608-562-6851