The Geneva Public Cemetery is located at 6th and K Streets in Geneva. The cemetery has been serving the community since 1877 and is maintained by the City. The City of Geneva has made it a priority to maintain the grounds and records.
The Geneva Cemetery is full of interesting stories and history. The following are just a few examples:
- The first burial took place in 1875
- The first cemetery association was formed on July 14, 1877
- On September 21, 1928, Wilson Post #22 erected a monument in memory of the soldiers of 1861-1865, general known as the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) monument
- The Cemetery constitution, bylaws, and rules and regulations were adopted more than 100 years ago on April 5, 1913
- The memorial fence (south cemetery fence) was constructed at the bequest of Emil Sandrock in 1924.
- Every year the local Veteran's Association holds a Memorial Day event to honor the many Veterans who are buried in the cemetery
- The oldest person buried in the cemetery was 108 years old at the time of her death.