ST. PETER LUTHERAN CEMETERY: SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, PART IV

St. Peter Lutheran Church formed what is now the largest cemetery in Schaumburg Township shortly after the founding of their congregation in 1847.   Originally, the cemetery was laid out in sections of 12 graves with a stone border marking each family’s plot. Each plot is separated by a pathway.

Families were given free choice in the placement of the graves in their plots. The first burials took place in 1847. Some of the stones had birth dates in the 1700’s and show the individual’s birthplace as Schaumburg, Germany. More than 1000 graves can be found in the cemetery. Many of the founding families of Schaumburg (Rohlwing, Quindel, Nerge, Lengl and Winkelhake) have members buried there.

To view many other photos of St. Peter Lutheran Church, go to the Local History Digital Archive.  Browse through the Photos by looking under Places and then Churches. 

You might also want to take a look at the Cemetery Records of St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schaumburg, IL or Larry Nerge’s update of Cemetery Records of St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery, Schaumburg, IL or St. Peter Cemetery Grave Locator.  These are all available in the Documents portion of the Local History Digital Archive.

(Photo is compliments of Connie Wedemeir.)

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3 Responses to “ST. PETER LUTHERAN CEMETERY: SCHAUMBURG TOWNSHIP CEMETERIES, PART IV”

  1. Erich & Marlis Bley Says:

    Ladies & Gentlemen. My wife and I are German borne (near Schaumburg/Germany ) We lived most of our life in Schaumburg/USA and like to make this our final resting place . We would love to purchase a burial site next to the church . How do we go about it? We live right now In Florida for the winter months.
    Any info would be welcome .
    Thank you

    • jrozek Says:

      Hello Mr. and Mrs. Bley,

      The cemetery at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Schaumburg is still an active cemetery. You would need to contact the church to inquire about burials. Their phone number is 847.885.3350. I hope this helps.

      Jane Rozek
      Local History Librarian
      Schaumburg Township District Library
      jrozek@stdl.org

  2. Erich & Marlis Bley Says:

    Dear Mrs Rozek.
    A belated “thank you” . We will contact the church.
    Erich & Marlis Bley

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