St. John Cemetery

There are a number of sites to visit for information about the burials at this cemetery.

Website for Photos of tombstones at St. John Cemetery

St. Columba and St. John shared a pastor until July 1998.

St. Clare Cemetery

Website for Photos of tombstones at St. Clare Cemetery

These are our church records for St. Clare 1917 to 1958


The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is working to get all cemetery records online, so visit

Download this brochure which outlines our Cemetery Rules and Guidelines for both St. John Cemetery in the Town of Erin and St. Clare Cemetery in the Town of Merton. These brochures are also available at the Parish Office and in a brochure box at both cemeteries.

Cemetery Maintenance

Every spring and fall, the parish sets aside one week to clean up seasonal decorations. This happens after Thanksgiving and before Easter. During that time all artificial flowers and torn decorations will be disposed of.

Sacramental Records

If you are researching your family, the oldest church sacramental records for baptism, marriage and death, are at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Contact their archivist  for further information

The Archdiocese has some rules regarding genealogy searches, so review their requirements at Genealogy

Other Records

For the former St. John in Monches, other civic/school records are located at the Hartford History Room, inside the Hartford Library. The Church of Latter Day Saints / LDS have copies of  church records for St. John in Monches. Please note that the older records (1845 to 1900’s) are written in Latin.

For St. Clare in North Lake, the civic records are located in Waukesha at the Waukesha Historical Society.

A researcher in the area offers this which is all encompassing.