St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
Sec. 30, Brighton Township, Marathon Co., WI

Old St. John's Lutheran Church



New St. John's Lutheran


This Cemetery is 2 miles north of Spencer and 4.5 miles south of Unity, WI on  Highway 13, one mile north beyond St. John's Church. 



This cemetery index, compiled by Stan Schwarze & Kathy Englebretson  is provided free of charge for non-profit uses. Enhanced information provided by Clark Co. History Buffs. Respect the rights of the transcribers and do not repost it on any commercial sites or copy it without permission.

Cemetery burial information provided by St. John's Church staff, enhanced with info by Clark Co. History Buffs

Tombstone Photos provided by Kathy Englebretson

Contact: Jenny Nieman (Church Secretary)  sjlcoffice@frontier.comfor for questions

Clark Co., Wis. Internet Library Home Page

Spencer St. John's, Marathon Co., WI-St. John's Lutheran (Church Records)

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History of the Cemetery




**The spreadsheets contain a large amount of information and may take several minutes to display. This data was obtained from cemetery, church & family records, tombstone photos, obituaries, a cemetery walk through and Clark County, Wisconsin biographical and historical records from 1881, 1891 & 1918. The accuracy of the data varies and may include errors. If you have additions or corrections, please contact us. If you can not find a desired obituary in the ALHN database to verify the entry, you may wish to order a micro-film of a Neillsville newspaper from the time frame you are researching. The available newspapers can be requested from the Wisconsin State Historical through your local library. Please consider submitting any newly acquired items to the ALHN Records Board. If you have a bit of extra time, why not type a few unrelated items as a random act of kindness to future researchers?


Explanation of the Sources (Column A)

o = obituary, f = family record, t = tombstone, c = Ron Flink cemetery record, n = Neillsville Court House record, s = social security death index, m = marriage announcement, q = query


Cemetery History


The congregation of St. John's Lutheran Church was formed in about the year 1873. The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church was organized on May 21, 1881. These two congregations formed one parish and were served by one pastor. Cemeteries for both of these congregations were located at the site of the old St. John's Lutheran Church in Brighton Township, north of Spencer, Marathon County, Wisconsin. The north side of the cemetery is Trinity Lutheran's cemetery, and the south side is St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Sometime between the years of 1909 and 1911, the two congregations terminated their union and St. John's Lutheran Church called its own pastor. From 1911 to 2006, the building of St. John's Lutheran Church was next to both cemeteries, but may be torn down sometime in the year of 2007.






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