Cemetery research turns up body mystery

Rockford Lions Club members Jim Benson (left) and Larry Lindsley (right) eliminate Autumn Olive at the Pioneer Cemetery in Rockford.

As the Rockford Lions continue their restoration of the Pioneer Cemetery, a mystery has developed. In 1974, a body discovered during construction on 10 Mile Road’s Prospect Hill was reburied in the cemetery. Who was it? Urban legend says maybe it was an Indian chief. Was the new grave marked? Where is it? Do you […]

Rockford Lions log cemetery, would love pics, info

Rockfordian Lynn Zimmerman cashes in on the Rockford Lions logging of the Pioneer Cemetery. Filling the bed of his pickup truck, Lynn worked with Lions in their Saturday restoration of this neglected community treasure.

The Rockford Lions continue their efforts to restore Pioneer Cemetery (in front of North Rockford Middle School by Ten Mile Road). According to accounts they have heard, the cemetery has been in poor repair for as long as the lifetimes of many of our long-term residents. It is hoped that someone may have an old […]

Rockford’s veterans remembered

Pioneer-Cemetary

Rockford’s earliest veterans were remembered on Memorial Day Monday, May 31 at Pioneer Cemetery, at North Rockford Middle School, visible from Ten Mile Road. Flags were placed on graves by members of the Rockford Historical Society. This year will be a great time to visit the cemetery, which is now being generously maintained by the […]