[Contributed by Jim Ferris.]
This is an alphabetical list of burials in Hope Cemetery.
For a complete record of the
gravestone inscriptions, purchase the publication Galesburg Township
Cemeteries, Vol. 2 - Hope Cemetery,
compiled by the Knox County Genealogical Society. See their
Publications List for all of the research materials they have available. You can also support their important
work by becoming a member or sending a financial contribution
KNOX COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY
Post Office Box 13
Galesburg, IL 61402-0013
Hope Cemetery is located on West Main Street in Galesburg.
From the 1886 Portrait and Biographical Album of Knox County, Biographical Publishing Company, Chicago.
"Galesburg, with its characteristic humanity and refinement, has provided an attractive resting-place for the departed. Hope Cemetery
Association was organized Oct. 26, 1858. It is located toward the west end of the town, and has natural attractive advantages. It is well laid out and ornamented with
beautiful shrubs and shade trees, and the grounds are well kept. There are some elegant monuments in the cemetery, which mark the resting-place of some of Galesburg's most
distinguished citizens and pioneers. This cemetery is a good index to the character of the people. No better evidence can be presented of the culture, refinement and
humanity of a people than that presented in a well-laid-out, appropriately ornamented and well-kept cemetery. Present officers: Geo.
Ekins, President; S. Fletcher,
Vice-President; L. T. Stone, Secretary and Treasurer; Trustees, A. A. Matteson, W. W. Washburn and C. A. Webster."