City of Princeton 

Home of the Famous Flea Market and Historic Downtown on the Fox

2015 Cemetery Projects - Information Kiosk, Map Preservation, Stone Repair, Potters Field Dedication, Donations and Fund Raisers

The 2015 project included adding an information board to the storage building.  A cemetery layout map, a sponsorship and donation listing along with upcoming activities are posted on site for those visiting the cemetery.

Also undertaken was the Preservation of the maps a fashion that will allow viewing for the next 100+ years.  The original layout was a Cloverleaf with the roadways being the boundary of the leaf.

Gravestone rehabilitation was also undertaken by a professional hired who repaired broken stones and adjusted those which were leaning significantly. Year two also brought an additional cleaning day undertaken by staff and volunteers. 

A permanent marker remembering those buried in Potters Field was placed and dedicated in November 2015.

An Boy Scout Eagle Project was undertaken which included placement of a flagpole, erection of the Princeton Cemetery sign on our storage building, and several grounds cleaning days. 


Donations were given throughout the year by citizens or family members of those deceased.  A total of $1226.02 was donated.

John & Deborah Baker (Florida) $500; Dennis & Barbara Beier $50; Frank & Bev Garro $100; James Crubaugh & Monica Bohman $50; Anonymous (Ohio) $50; Rob & Janet Burdick $200; Jack Peters $101.02; Maureen Ellison $25; Yvonne Voight $50;  Wes Hunting $100.  


There were seven fundraisers for Cemetery Restoration brought in $3223.50.  Many thanks to all who donated items, purchased goods, or participated in the fund raising events.

February 2 & 3 Bake Sale was held at City Hall - $355.  May 8 Brat Fry raised $92.  May 22 & 23, another Bake Sale raised $391.  In the fall a Flower Bulb sale brought in $52.50.  October 10 Food Booth at the Flea Market raised $865.  October 31 received a donation from BeerBellys through their Meat Raffle totaling $808.  December Silent Auction raised $660.00.


In addition to fundraising, several grant opportunities were sought which resulted in an additional $2605.00.  Funds were received from:

Princeton Area Community Fund match for the February Bake sale - $355; Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation grant - $750; and the Oberreich Foundation - $1500.




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