Champaign County, Ill., Cemetery Survey. Records, 1858-1983 | Illinois History and Lincoln Collections
During the 1930s, County Surveyor Godfrey Sperling completed a survey of Champaign County cemeteries, under the authority of the Champaign County Board of Supervisors. The collection includes materials used and created by Sperling during this project, including lists of soldiers' graves in various cemeteries, records sheets of the State of Illinois Military and Naval Department, a plat of Mount Hope Cemetery (Champaign), and a plat book of the county with cemeteries indicated. In addition, the collection contains two journals concerning Champaign County war veterans, recording their name, service, G. A. R. post, date of death, and burial place.
Fonda D. Baselt and Josephine F. Moeller made copies of Sperling's maps from the collection, which they used, along with other sources, to update his survey in Cemeteries of Champaign County, Illinois: A Location Guide with Plat Maps (1984). Their notes for this book are included in this collection.
The Champaign Public Library donated Sperling's work to the Survey in 1960.