Heading north to continue my waterfall & hiking journeys. For this leg I was camping in Tipler, Wisconsin which is where my family had once lived. Decided to visit the Martin Cemetery which is named for our family.
This is a very small town – population 200 – and also a very small cemetery of less than 100 graves total. A main driveway runs through the middle of and loops around in the back.
Photo from the other side of the driveway. Several family names scattered throughout, wish I knew more about the history.
I myself only personally knew two of the residents. One is my great uncle Allen Martin and his wife Vivian (Viv). He lived in Florida but I recall him visiting often when I was a child. He was the twin brother of my grandfather Alvin Martin.
The other was my great uncle Calvin (Cal) Martin and his wife Ida (Marie). I remember him visiting my grandfather when I was a child but not much else other than he seemed to be a very pleasant person.
Cal had also served in the Army during WWII. Anyone who served in the military had a 2nd bronze marker at their grave.
Lots of dragonflies flitting around but they were wary of me & the camera. I don’t recall seeing them with this specific coloration but apparently these are called a Common whitetail and are very prevalent.
I decided to record a walk-through of the entire Martin Cemetery seeing as nobody else had recorded video of this on YouTube. I hope this will allow people who cannot physically visit in-person to see their relatives headstones.
Adding comments here as I receive them from family members to look back on in the future.
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“I remember my father talking about a lot of names buried there. I was only present for my uncle Joes funeral there. It was my first wake/funeral I attended as a teen. John R and Sally were my Grandma and Grandpa. They probably held me as a child, but I have no memory of them.” – Jan 7, 2020 from my father Scott Martin