In the fall of 1986, Mrs. Katharyn L. Wunderley completed a project which resulted in a compilation of information about hundreds of individuals who lost their lives in
cholera epidemic of 1849. Mrs. Wunderley used these ten sources in her
Names are listed alphabetically, with the sources used indicated for each name.
Some entries provide very brief details, while others are lengthy, such as this listing for William Townsend:
About two hundred fifty victims of cholera were buried in the
Harrison Street Cemetery,
now known as the . A single column honors the memory of those who
died. About one hundred twenty persons were buried in the Cholera Cemetery . After St. Joseph Catholic
Cemetery was opened in 1850, at least
thirty tombstones were put in place in memory of cholera victims who lost their
lives in 1849. Three ministers who died
of cholera are buried side by side at Oakland Cemetery .
A marble monument bears the name of Rev. N.W. Fisher, former pastor of the Congregational Church; Rev. H.P. Ward, a Methodist minister; and Rev. T.C. Cooper of the Bethel Church. To learn more about the many individuals who died of cholera in