This small cemetery sits in the middle of the “Leaf River Ranch”.
It is located on private property in the middle of a pasture and is all but destroyed. The first readable stone is from 1844 and the last from1879. See inscriptions from 1980 below. For more information contact the Ogle County Genealogical Society
“Wertz Cemetery is located in section 6 in the middle of Leaf River ranch.
Copied by Cheryl Campbell, and Carolyn Jacobs and Janice Hammond on
May 7, 1980. This cemetery is all but destroyed, with all stones broken, strewn about and under heavy leaves and mud.”
Caroline (rest illegible)
Elma L. (illegible), (dau of Silas W. & Mary) d: April 3,1877; aged 1yr.6m.26d.
Silp? (name illegible) d: Oct. 25, 1879; aged 61y.
Unknown (son of J.M. LEWIS) d: Sept. 24, 1863 or68 aged 22y.8m.22d
John Leonard (son of G.H.&T.) d: Oct. 1, 1860; aged 13yr.?m. 27d.
George W. d: Aug. 2, 1865; aged 79yr. 8m. 24d.
George Albert (son of P.&M.A.) d: July 17, 1844; aged 5yr.4m.
Elizabeth B. (dau of L.or E.& R.A..) d: Oct. 17, 1860; 1yr.1m. 9d.