(also Nettle Hill Cemetery)

Cato Township, Manitowoc Co., Wisconsin

Location: On top of a hill 0.2 miles south of the junction of Hwy 148 and Route 10, Cato Twp. Cemetery is on the west side of the road, and cared for as of summer of 1975. Most of the inscriptions were transcribed on May 18, 1975, and the rest on June 29, 1975. The May 18 portion was done by Dick & Carol Cote, and the rest by the members of the Manitowoc County Old Cemeteries Society. Reindexed by Kristin Spaude and Joseph Petska, April 2000. Updated by Bruce Huffer for the Manitowoc Genealogy Society, September, 2010

Most tombstone pics taken 15 July 2001 by Adam Kiehn.


Sophia M. Ahlers/Geb 26 Jan. 1820/Gest 8 Oct. 1897 Tombstone, ossw:
Albert H. Ahlers/Geb in Jahre 1816/Gest 8 Juli 1892 Tombstone

BERGMANN: (John F. Bergmann/d. June 7, 1896/from record)


BRODTKE: Anna Brodtke/4 Apr. 1861/20 Aug. 1917/Gattin von Tombstone + Photo Johan Brodtke/5 Nov. 1860/11 July 1932/IH WEISS DASS MEIN ERLOSER LEBET Tombstone Ernestine/Tochter von J. & A. Brodtke/Geb 12 Mai 1892/Gest/18 Apr 1909 Tombstone Clara Brodtke/July 1, 1930-June 5, 1931 Tombstone

BROWN: Margaret Brown/wife of/William Playfair/born/Jan. 19, 1830/ died/Jan. 21, 1911/A native of/Aberdeen, Scot. Tombstone (Husband see PLAYFAIR)

CAIN: Jeanette Cain/Mother/1896-1954 Tombstone

CHRISTMANN: George Christmann/geboren/2 Marz 1855/gestorben/23 Oct. 1917 Tombstone

CLASSON: Joseph C./Son of/A.R. & A. Classon/Born/in Fort Covington, N.Y./ Jan. 24, 1847/Died/April 12, 1869 Tombstone Agnes/wife of/A.R. Classon/Born/Jan. 23, 1807/Died/Sept. 18, 1892 Tombstone, ossw: Alandon R. Classon/Born in Vermont/May 12, 1804/died/July 26, 1886 Tombstone Lina Baxter Classon/(nothing else) Tombstone Also see WHITCOMB

CLAUSEN: James Eveard Clausen/d. 26 Aug. 1869/infant/cause: scarlet fever (no stone: from St. James Episc. ch. record)

COLTON: Winslow Colton/d. Feb. 1881 Tombstone Wife and Child of M.W. Colton, ossw: Fanny H./Died/March 6/1858/AE 32 yrs. 7ms./& 2ds Tombstone, ossw: Annah G./Died/Oct 29, 1856/AE 2yrs. 6ms./& 13ds. Tombstone

COOPER: Lelia/1857-1906 Tombstone, ossw: Mathew/1850-1927 Tombstone

FRENCH: George A. French/Aug. 9, 1858/Oct. 27, 1914 Tombstone, ossw: Sarah French/Dec. 5, 1859/Jan. 22, 1940 Tombstone Selah T. French/Nov. 14, 1851/Jan. 28, 1914 Tombstone, ossw: Emeline R. Vanderlip/his wife/Dec. 29, 1850/Sept. 12, 1888 Tombstone Lois/wife of A. French/born/Nov. 5, 1820/died/Dec. 5, 1896 Tombstone, ossw: Andrew French/born/July 27, 1822/died/June 29, 1897/Erected by their son/Geo. A. French Tombstone

FRICK: Emma/Zde Odpociva/Manzekla/O.C. Frick/Narozena/9 Pros. 1862/Zemrela/9 Unora 1890 Tombstone See PETRZILKA

GIRARD: Mary Lucile Girard/1924-1925 Tombstone

GRIFFIN: Ester Griffin/Born/June 4, 1840/Died/July 1, 1870 Tombstone

HALLFRISCH: Jakob Hallfrisch/geb. in Kon'r. Wurtenberg, Deutsch/Gest/16 Juli, 1892/Alter/72 J. 11mo. 22T. Tombstone


HARRIS: Erwin E. Harris/Died March 2, 1862/Aged 34 years (rest of stone buried) Tombstone Nancy/Wife of/J.E. Harris/Born/April 6, 1796/Died/May 28, 1881 Tombstone John E. Harris/Died Jan 6, 1855/Aged 56 years, 5 months,/9 days Tombstone Hardy Allison Harris/1881-1910/Died in Peking China/At the U.S.Legation/ son of Eugene Harris Tombstone Ida Bell/daughter of/I. J. & M. E./Harris/rest underground Tombstone (Ida Belle Harris/d. April 1869/from obit)

HEMPTON: James/1885-1950 Tombstone, ossw: Cora/1860-1939 Tombstone, ossw: William/1852-1931 Tombstone Louisa Hempton/d. Feb. 1913/from obit Francis Hempton/1866-1889 Tombstone, ossw: Robert Hempton/1888-1915 Tombstone Augustine Hempton/d. Sept. 13, 1871/age 1 yr. 1mo. 2 da. (William Hempton, Sr./June 11, 1825-March 4, 1904/from obit)

HICKOCK / HICKOK: Alanson L. Hickok/2D Serg NY Militia/Patriot War/Aug 15 1815-Aug 1 1875 Tombstone Charles C. Hickock/Co. K/21 Regt./Wis. Inf. (d. 12/28/1862) Tombstone

HICKOK: Cora M./Daughter of/J.A. & A.J. Hickok/Died Feb 25, 1877/Aged 9mos 14d'ys Tombstone

HOWARD: Prucia A./wife of/Henry Howard/died/June 6, 1856, AE 27 yrs. Tombstone

HOYER: Andrew Hoyer/1845-1905 Tombstone, ossw: Emelie Hoyer/1848-1912 Tombstone

KIRCH: Clifford J./US NAVY/12 24 1932/01 26 1997 Tombstone

KNAPP: Laura/1898-1983 Tombstone, ossw: Glenn/1893-1964 Tombstone

KOLBECK: Mathias Kolbeck/1830-1867 Tombstone, ossw: Margaret Bohman/his wife/1843-1921 Tombstone

KRUEGER: Johann Krueger/geboren/in _____dorf in P____zen/16 Dez. 1813/Gest in Cato/26 Dez 1881 Tombstone Friedericke Ch. M./Gattin von/J. Krueger/Geb/20 Jan 1816/Gest/31 Okt 1892 Tombstone

LAVINE: Mary Ann/dau of/Timothy & ____(illegible)/Lavine/died/Nov. 23, 1863 aged/3 yrs 6 ms 1d. (stone broken as of 4-22-2000) Tombstone

LEGER: Edmond Leger/Co. D/27 Regt./Wis. Inf./1846-1863 Tombstone

LUEBKE: [Robert E. Luebke/3-15-1937/____], ossw: Dorothy B. Skinkis Luebke/May 6, 1937-Jan 7, 2000 Tombstone

MALESKI: Mary/1892-1964 Tombstone, ossw: John/Apr. 15, 1888/Dec. 29, 1972 Tombstone Harold J./1915-1985 (veteran) Tombstone, ossw: Marjorie M./1912-1985 Tombstone

MASON: Florence HAMMOND Mason/died Feb. 2, 1893/aged 25yrs, 13ds Tombstone, ossw: Infant daughter/of/C & F Mason/died/Jan 11, 1893 Tombstone Jared Mason/Born/Feb. 12, 1804/Died/Sept. 1, 1880 Tombstone, ossw: Ruth Mason/Born/Feb 17, 1812/Died/May 23, 1883 Tombstone

MCCORKLE: Wilson D./son of/J. & M.M. McCorkle/died/Aug 20, 1864/ aged/18ys 11ms 3ds (Note: everything below the word "died" is under ground) Tombstone

MESSMANN: Joseph (E or F.) Messmann/Co. D./27 Wis. Inf. Tombstone

MILLER: Agustie Miller/1879-1904 Tombstone Maria/Gattin von/J.F.Miller/geb./5 Juni 1851/gest./13 Aug. 1891 Tombstone Walter Miller (nothing else) Tombstone Lena B. Miller/1889-1943 Tombstone Martha C./Wife of Theo. Miller/Born/Jan. 18,1870/died/Aug. 27, 1911 Tombstone, ossw: Theodore Miller/Born Oct. 6, 1867/Died July 19, 1936 Tombstone Martha Miller/Mar. 15, 1883/June 29, 1947 Tombstone Ernst Miller/Mar. 19, 1878/May 31, 1921 Tombstone Emma/Mother/1892-1966 Tombstone, ossw: John/Father/1883-1933 Tombstone Raymond Sherman Eugene Miller/Feb 25, 1913/July 4, 1913 Tombstone Mary A. Miller/Born/Feb. 26, 1882/Died/Feb. 7, 1897 Tombstone, ossw: Julia S. J. Miller/Born/May 27, 1891/Died/May 28, 1907 Tombstone John A. Miller/Nov. 28, 1846/May 24, 1912 Tombstone

MILLS: Henry Mills/Husband/Born/Nov. 27, 1827/Died/March 29, 1902 Tombstone

MULLER: William J.C. Muller/Born/Dec. 13, 1839/Died/July 25, 1890 Tombstone, ossw: /His Wife (Magdelena)/Born/July 8, 1839/Died/May 13, 1915 Tombstone, ossw: Gerhard J. Muller/Born/Nov.1, 1805/Died/April 1, 1890 Tombstone, ossw: Johanna C. Muller/Born/Jan 1, 1805/Died/Aug. 21, 1885 Tombstone, ossw: Ida M./dau. of/Theo. & M.C./Muller/born/Aug. 21, 1888/Died/July 10, 1891 Tombstone

NATE: Anna Margereth/wife of/J.B. Nate/born/Mar. 14, 1819/died/Nov. 10, 1895 Tombstone, ossw: John Bernhard Nate/Born in Germany/Apr. 3, 1816/died/Nov. 29, 1882 Tombstone (Joseph Nate/d. Sept 5, 1920/from obit)

NICHOLS: Lemuel P. Nichols/Died/Jan. 15, 1873/Aged 13yrs,/11mos 4dys/A Native of Springfield, Mass. Tombstone (Hannah Nichols/nee Classon/Mar 27, 1827-Aug 10, 1913/from record) Memorial

O'CONNELL: Ella C./wife of/R.S. O'Connell/Nov. 25, 1849/Feb 13, 1896 Tombstone, ossw: R.S. O'Connell/1846-1907 Tombstone Geo. C. O'Connell/1883-1899 Tombstone

PALMER: H.B. Palmer/born/Apr. 20, 1835/died/Nov. 15, 1913 Tombstone, ossw: Micajan Palmer/born/Jan ___, 1813/died/Mar 16, 1876/Aged 6? yrs, ?mos. (partly illegible) Tombstone, ossw: Alzina R./wife of/M. Palmer/born/Mar 5, 1816/died/Feb 10, 1889 Tombstone Aged/73yr, 11mo (Dates hard to read, possibly wrong in this transcription)

PELTON: Harold Pelton/Died/Mar. 24, 1901/Aged 2 years Tombstone

PETRZILKA?: Anna Petrzilka/Zde Odpociva/narozena/15 Rijna [Oct] 1811/zemrela/25 Rijna [Oct] 1881 Tombstone, ossw: O.C. FRICK

PIPER: Josephine/wife of/Orin Piper/1875-1908 Tombstone, ossw: Edward Piper/1874-1904 Tombstone Eveline Piper/1846-1921 Tombstone Orin Piper/Father/1870-1922 Tombstone Alonzo Piper/Father/1856-1935 Tombstone Christianna Piper/1848-1862 Tombstone, ossw: Ruben Piper/1795-1860 Tombstone, ossw: James T./Piper/1823-1901 Tombstone, ossw: Mary A. Piper/1854-1874 Tombstone Johanna/his wife/1835-1928 Tombstone, ossw: Seymour/1832-1908 Tombstone

PLAYFAIR: Margaret Brown/wife of/Wm. Playfair/born/Jan 19, 1830/died/Jan 21, 1911/ A Native of/Aberdeen, Scot. Tombstone, ossw: Wm. Playfair/born/Apr 15, 1878/A Native of Berwickshire/Scot. Tombstone Jane/wife of/Geo. Playfair/died/Nov. 6, 1872/Aged 85 yrs Tombstone, ossw: George Playfair/died Nov. 25, 1872/Aged/82 yrs. Tombstone

PRESTON: Frank Preston/1849-1930 Tombstone, ossw: Josephine Preston/1859-1926 Tombstone Frank Preston Jr./1878-1937 Tombstone George Preston/born Dec. 26, 1884-died Dec. 31, 1901 Tombstone

REINCE: Blanche Spaude Reince/1907-1981 (see SPAUDE/have obit) Tombstone

ROBINSON: DeLoss S./son of/S.D. and S.R./Robinson/instantly killed/by the fall of/a tree which he/had chopped/Sep 22, 1873/Aged 13 years & 6 mos. Tombstone

SANTY: [Luella Hempton Santy/Sept. 2, 1885/Apr. 27, 1916] Tombstone

SHIMEK: Raymond/1921-1921 Tombstone, ossw: Norman/1923-1933 Tombstone

SMITH: Sanford S. Smith/died/Mar 13, 1867/AE 49 yrs/11 ms, 10 ds. Tombstone

SOPER: Zela Soper/Co. K/19 Wis. Inf. Tombstone Jane/wife of Zela Soper/1842-1917 Tombstone

SPAETH: Henry F./Dec. 4, 1897/Nov. 10, 1968 Tombstone + Photo, ossw: Christina/1900-1975 Tombstone + Photo

SPAUDE: George/1923-1983 Tombstone, next to Blanche/1907-1981 Tombstone, ossw: Arthur/1903-1941 Tombstone

STOEHR: Marie Stoehr/narozena/14 Kvet[May] 1838/zemrela/25 Dub.[April] 1902 Tombstone, ossw: Michael Stoehr/narozen/29 Rijna[Oct.] 1830/zemrel/20 Cervce[July] 1890 Tombstone, ossw: Anna Petrzilka and Emma, wife of O.C. Frick. Tombstone See those two listings

STROHFELDT: Bertha Strohfeldt/born/Aug 12, 1882/died/Mar 25, 1883 Tombstone Charles Strohfeldt/1851-1909 Tombstone Augusta Strohfeldt/1855-1922 Tombstone John Strohfeldt/born at/DAM_ROFT ????/June 15, 1820/died/April 4, 1892 Tombstone, ossw: Johanna Maria Wilhelmine Strohfeldt/born in Fallenhagen, Prov ?????/Sept 9, 1819/died July 30, 1907 Tombstone


WHITCOMB: Clara Louisa/Dau of/John & Caroline/Whitcomb/Died Mar 4, 1862/Aged 3 yrs 3mos/& 6 Days Tombstone Caroline Classon/wife of/John Whitcomb/born Oct 6, 1842/died April 21, 1909 Tombstone, ossw: Alice May/Born at Grimms, Wis/June 27, 1875/Died Feb 13, 1895 Tombstone, ossw: John/Died April 23, 1902/Aged 82 years Tombstone Jno. Whitcomb/Co. D, 27 Wis. Inf. Tombstone Mary Whitcomb/08/28/1817 - 09/10/1899 Tombstone, ossw: Arron Whitcomb/04-__-1808? - 04/28/1871 Tombstone Arron Whitcomb/12/14/1838 - 02/07/1907 Tombstone, ossw: Frances Whitcomb/03/23/1843 - 07/08/1922 Tombstone, ossw: Worthy Whitcomb/07/29/1861 - 12/22/1888 Tombstone, ossw: Clara Eveline Whitcomb/10/25/1871 - 10/22/1872 Tombstone, ossw: William Whitcomb/01/31/1880 - 04/14/1887 Tombstone The above information was supplied by Joyce Bohm, Two Rivers. The inscriptions on these stones were apparently overlooked either in copying or typing.

WILLIAMS: Ora May/Dau of/J.H. & F.A. Williams/Born/June 18, 1866/died/Oct. 27, 1867 Tombstone, ossw: James H. Williams/Born/April 13, 1823/died/Nov. 1, 1882 Tombstone Benjamin M. Williams/Born Oct 28, 1807/Died Sept. 29, 1883 Tombstone Phebe L./Dau. of/B.M. & L. Williams/Died/Oct 26, 1862/Aged/20 yrs 4mos 20days Tombstone

????? Esther (footstone only - no marker) Baby (near above Esther stone) Ida Bell/daughter of/(rest of stone underground) Adam was able to get down far enough to see: Ida Bell/daughter of/I. J. & M. E. / Harris/rest underground so she has been added to the rest of the Harris' NOTE: There is a large pile of cuttings and stone remnants in the Southwest corner of the cemetery, which might contain complete stones or additional information. The pile is about 4' high and 15x15' in size, and overgrown with poison ivy. Since there are many unmarked depressions in the cemetery, there are probably at least 20 or more unmarked graves.