Cemetery Outhouse Historical

Cemetery Outhouse Historical (HM1SYL)

Location: Mequon, WI 53097 Ozaukee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 14.053', W 88° 2.789'

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History of the Cemetery Outhouse

The Cemetery Outhouse is a typical building from the turn-of-the-century (i.e. 1900). Because of the more or less "public" use of this building it was partitioned into two sections. One entrance was for the women and the other was for the men.

It was moved from Trinity's cemetery to its present location in the late 1960's.

Why would you need an outhouse in a cemetery?

In Freistadt, as in other church-centered communities, Sunday was set aside for the Lord. Not only was it a day of rest, but especially during warm weather, it was a time to look after the graves of relatives.

In the horse-and-buggy days, families would bring a lunch and have their noon meal on the cemetery grounds before hitching up the horses for the drive home.

Because the cemetery was a wide open, fairly level area, it became the site of church picnics and mission festivals where parishioners could socialize with friends, relatives and neighbors.

With that much time being spent on the cemetery grounds, a clean outhouse was an essential convenience in the days before indoor plumbing.
Placed ByTrinity Historical Society
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Date Added Friday, July 8th, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 415027 N 4787356
Decimal Degrees43.23421667, -88.04648333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 14.053', W 88° 2.789'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 14' 3.18" N, 88° 2' 47.34" W
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Area Code(s)262
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11705 N Church Pl, Mequon WI 53097, US
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