The following pages contain a listing of burials at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church Cemetery. It is divided into the OLD and NEW sections, with the NEW section further subdivided alphabetically.
The listing of burials at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church Cemetery is most certainly not a complete list of all the burials that have taken place there. Many of the older graves that may have been originally marked with an engraved wooden cross have deteriorated with age and many of the ground stones have been covered with vegetation. The earliest burials would have taken place near the original church building (1836-1871) which was located at the corner of Canal and Pine Streets. In 1858 a civil enactment required that the cemetery be situated outside the city.
On May 24, 1858, three acres of land were purchased and that became what is now called the "Old" section. The oldest tombstone is that of Patrick Cantwell who died on March 28, 1858.
In 1916, an additional eleven acres was purchased and the first burial in the
"New" section was that of Simon Wynboom who died on August 27, 1917.
The official church records as listed in the 1936 St. John Centennial Book (page 56) list 302
deaths from 1836-1857. Many of those may have been recorded in the St. John Church register, but were actually death sacraments that occurred at a "mission" church that was being attended to by the priest based at St. John's.
If you have a church record or information about a burial that is not listed on the transcribed pages, I will gladly add it to the "Supplement" page. Please email me the information.
I have completed transcribing the OLD section and A-V of the NEW section. Please check back at a later date for W-Z.
Unless otherwise noted, I have not corrected misspelled names. Many of the listings in the NEW section do not have either a birth date or death date, only a burial date.
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Most Death records for this cemetery would have been filed at the Outagamie County Vital Records office, and some can be found at the Brown County Vital Records office. Death records were not required until 1907, so many before that date have no Civil death record. However, if the family was religious there is probably a Church death record. Most early residents of Little Chute were Roman Catholic. The Archives department at the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay may be able to help you locate a church record. Their address is
P.O. Box 23825, Green Bay, WI. 54305-3825.
For more information on the Village of Little Chute, visit their official web page