St. Anthony Cemetery

Alois Geyman and Paul Buchanan at St. Anthony Cememtery

St. Anthony's Cemetery can be seen on a hill just before arriving in China on highway 62.St. Anthony's Catholic Church, founded in 1849, was folded into the Prince of Peace Parish in Madison in 1993. The church building was acquired by a Catholic organization that conducts masses and holds retreats there.

The St. Anthony's cemetery came under the responsibility of Prince of Peace Catholic church in 2012. A book on St. Anthony's Church was written by Elma Schafer and can be found in the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Two of the first folks buried at the St. Anthony's (China) were Frankesina Gaymann, wife of Joseph Gaymann, b. Feb. 14, 1795 d. Jan 26, 1870, and Maria Begle, widow of Ignaz Begle, b. Oct. 11, 1851 d. Aug 7, 1871

Photo: Left to right: Alois Geyman and Paul Buchanan Refurbished the St. Anthony Crucifix.