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Levi Cemetery, Godfrey Township

 

The Levi Cemetery is located in Godfrey Township, off Rt. 3, one half mile down Riehl Lane (on the left hand side), on a private farm. The cemetery has only one stone left standing, which belongs to *Elizabeth Ann Levi. According to a recent land owner, her grandfather told her there was a smallpox outbreak, and there are many children buried in the Levi Cemetery. The Levi family allowed people who could not afford a public cemetery plot to be buried on their property. Unfortunately, a previous land owner used the cemetery as part of his cow pasture, and the stones and cemetery were destroyed.

 

New Information:  In my research, I found an obituary of Z. H. Calame, who died in July 1916. His farm was located on the "Godfrey Road" (which I believe is the present day Rt. 3 [old Rt. 100, which is partly in Madison County and partly in Jersey County. This "Godfrey Road" went through the Melville area].  Mr. Calame was buried "in the family burying lot on the farm where many of the relatives of Mr. Calame have been buried."  It is my belief that the Levi Cemetery and Mr. Calame's farm are one of the same, although I have not proven this.  Mr. Calame's daughter, Elizabeth D., married a Levi, and moved to Carrollton, Ill.  If anyone has further information on this, please email Bev Bauser.  Thanks!

 

KNOWN BURIALS AT LEVI CEMETERY:

 

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

NOTES

Langley, William David

Abt. 1837 Callaway County, MO

May 10, 1879

d. Elsah, Jersey County, IL; husband of Angeletta; 42 yrs old

Levi, *Elizabeth Ann (nee Walker)

October 8, 1811 in London, England

November 8, 1863

d. Godfrey Township, Madison County; wife of George Clayton Levi

Levi, George Clayton

October 25, 1814, Nashville, TN

March 13, 1877

d. Godfrey Township, Madison County; husband of Elizabeth Ann

Levi, Lena (nee Keidel)

January 2, 1866

September 2, 1888

Wife of John Mura Levi

 

 

Levi Cemetery

 

This is a photo of the tombstone of Elizabeth Ann Levi in the Levi Cemetery. It is at the bottom of a hill, near a small creek.

The picture was taken in 2003. I do not believe the cemetery is actually at the bottom of this hill, but rather

at the top of the hill, which is where the cow pasture was.

 

Wherever the cemetery is, may they all rest in peace.

 

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