Willow Creek Cemetery
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County
California

The Willow Creek Cemetery is affiliated with the Mennonite Church of Adelaida and Paso Robles and is located at the junction of Vineyard & Dover Canyon Roads in rural Northern San Luis Obispo County.

In 2003 a comprehensive article on the Mennonites was written in the SLOCGS Bulletin [SLOCGS 36:3-4]. As a result of that article, it was determined that the Willow Creek Cemetery and it's inhabitants needed to be surveyed and indexed. Leona Mastan who lived in the area at the time took on the Project.
She created a plot map and the Original Index.

The Willow Creek Cemetery has been photographed and the Index updated.
Thank you Dianna & Don!

Headstone Images are available as an attachment to an email.

Hdstn Name Date of Birth  Date of Death Plot # Headstone Notes Transcribers Notes
Yes Bergman, Agnetha Jul 10 1911 Oct 13 1979 60   Comp Hdstn
Yes Bergman, Alfred May 25 1904 Jun 16 1991 61   Comp Hdstn
Yes Bergman, Alvin Nov 10 1913 Mar 22 1989 62    
Yes Bergman, Bertha Jun 10 1920 Sep 9 1993 63    
Yes Bergman, Erwin Jul 31 1909 Nov 28 1934 78    
Yes Bergman, John A Dec 20 1873 Nov 29 1949 79   Comp Hdstn
  Bergman, Louis Dec 16 1906 May 31 2001 172    
Yes Bergman, Louise M Jun 19 1922 May 16 1965 84   Mn = Claassen
Yes Bergman, Margaret Jul 25 1883 Jun 8 1954 80   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Hamm
Yes Boese, Irvin Mar 12 1911 Jun 21 1921 132 Pink Granite Hard to Read
Yes Burk, Kathryn Lucille Nov 28 1926 Jun 4 1995 6   Comp Hdtsn
Yes Burk, Robert Ansel Jul 10 1927 May 16 1999 6   Comp Hdtsn
MM-4907 Catt, Ruth Feb 6 1931 Dec 5 2002 83 No Dates, No Name Bet Hamm & Bergman
Yes Claassen, Abraham C Feb 7 1875 Jan 24 1957 97    
Yes Claassen, Agnetha Jul 10 1833 May 16 1922 103    
Yes Claassen, Agnetha H Oct 16 1884 Jul 21 1962 96   Mn = Schroeder
Yes Claassen, Alfred Lloyd Feb 13 1926 Feb 5 1948 99    
Yes Claassen, Anna May 6 1854 Nov 6 1943 101   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Nickel
Yes Claassen, Arthur Henry Jul 19 1909 May 29 1973 95    
Yes Claassen, Arthur Raymond Oct 21 1945 Apr 27 2002 127   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Bernard A Aug 30 1893 Oct 11 1974 15   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Bertha Oct 4 1900 Apr 20 1994 86    
Yes Claassen, Carmen E Nov 22 1896 Apr 16 1981 22    
Yes Claassen, David H May 22 1926 Jul 27 1972 87 Grey Granite  
Yes Claassen, Edna Pearl Sep 22 1896 Sep 1 1951 43   Mn = Donner
Yes Claassen, Epic Nov 16 1909 Apr 29 1937 27    
Yes Claassen, Ernest H Jul 15 1914 Dec 27 1999 25   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Ernest Walter Sep 16 1919 May 18 1950 126    
Yes Claassen, Gerhard D Mar 25 1891 Jun 17 1975 47    
Yes Claassen, Gertrude Nov 4 1900 May 27 1990 55    
Yes Claassen, Grace Jun 2 1900 Aug 28 1930 51   Mn = Kuhlmann
Yes Claassen, Gustav J Apr 5 1881 Dec 11 1971 85    
Yes Claassen, Helen Sep 17 1901 Jun 17 1984 20   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Henry A Dec 2 1872 Sep 12 1964 57   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Herman Jun 8 1884 Jan 19 1964 70    
Yes Claassen, Ina   Feb 20 1885 Apr 3 1978 69    
Yes Claassen, Ina Beth May 8 1915 Sep 23 1996 26   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Jacob E Nov 19 1840 Nov 6 1934 102   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, John J Mar 20 1921 Oct 6 2006 182   Comp Hdstn, DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Claassen, John W Feb 2 1888 Nov 16 1965 21   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Kenneth L Nov 20 1961 Dec 8 2004 152   Comp Hdstn, Not on Orig Index
Yes Claassen, Leona G May 5 1920 Jul 19 1993 34    
Yes Claassen, Margaretha Dec 3 1891 Jun 7 1972 14   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Jantzen
Yes Claassen, Marie Nov 9 1912 May 19 1959 56   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, Marie H Jul 14 1879 Feb 26 1967 58   Comp Hdstn
Yes Claassen, William N Jun 18 1889 Jul 20 1973 23    
Yes Claassen, Yvonne Jun 2 1947 Jun 2 1947 24 Single Date  
Yes Costa, Milton J Unknown Unknown 42 No Dates  
Yes Dowden, Leland A Mar 31 1917 Sep 20 2004 142   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dowden, Magdalena Dec 24 1914 Jun 26 1993 141   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, Agatha May 18 1902 Mar 31 1990 37    
Yes Dueck, Alfred John Mar 20 1924 May 30 2005   US Navy, WW II  
Yes Dueck, Arthur H Mar 19 1923 Aug 2 2011 150 US Marine Corps, WW II Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, Carl A Aug 31 1921 Nov 17 1963 32   Comp Hdstn
  Dueck, Donald E Jul 28 1926 Sep 10 1995 33    
Yes Dueck, Elizabeth May 21 1904 Oct 8 1918 104   Comp Hdstn/W Parents J & E Dueck
Yes Dueck, Elizabeth Oct 15 1874 Dec 5 1951 106 Mother, No Given Name Comp Hdstn / Mn = Thimm
Yes Dueck, Elma L Mar 24 1980 Nov 22 1992 139   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, Frank G Jan 25 1896 Feb 15 1968 36    
Yes Dueck, Frederick C May 21 1916 Jan 23 1967 35    
Yes Dueck, Gerhard W Dec 16 1899 Jan 5 1981 138   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, Helen Jun 3 1899 May 24 1985 31   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, John   Dec 31 1866 Oct 6 1937 105 Father, No Given Name Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, John P Nov 4 1897 Apr 12 1960 30   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, Milton Eugene Jan 3 1932 Dec 28 2003 106   Wooden Cross, DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Dueck, Shellie A Aug 12 1930 Nov 24 2000 149   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dueck, William Henry Aug 16 1911 Mar 18 1971 106 WW II  
Yes Dyck, Abraham Aug 16 1864 Nov 15 1951 10   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dyck, Alvin A Sep 13 1935 Jan 20 1985 16    
Yes Dyck, Anna Oct 24 1871 Aug 24 1949 11   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Claassen
Yes Dyck, Edward J Sep 26 1923 Oct 14 1980 1 US Army, WW II  
Yes Dyck, Elwood William Feb 21 1932 Aug 24 1969 4    
Yes Dyck, Elwood William III Apr 25 1979 Nov 13 1994 41    
Yes Dyck, Gilbert E Dec 7 1933 Oct 25 1950 9    
Yes Dyck, Henry Jacob Feb 13 1894 Oct 28 1955 6 WW I  
Yes Dyck, Joan Feb 6 1931 Oct 24 2006 121   Comp Hdstn
Yes Dyck, Katie Sep 16 1897 Mar 19 1951 8    
Yes Dyck, Margaret Mar 10 1903 Jan 15 1998 7    
Yes Dyck, Rudolph H Jun 19 1925 Nov 30 1998 120   Comp Hdstn
Yes Fast, Anna Sep 20 1880 May 13 1960 29    
Yes Fast, Edgar J Jul 27 1916 Sep 18 1993 43 US Navy, WW II  
Yes Fast, Elise A Jan 20 1886 Oct 17 1984 45    
Yes Fast, Marie Oct 8 1850 Dec 28 1936 28   Mn = Hamm
Yes Fast, Walter J Dec 17 1883 Dec 7 1960 44 Grey Granite Hard to Read
Yes Feighner, Elizabeth Jan 29 1849 Jun 9 1929 100   Mn = McCall
Yes Fieguth, Antone James Nov 19 1909 Jan 9 1997 115   Comp Hdstn, DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Fieguth, David A Nov 1 1982 Mar 28 2003 143    
Yes Fieguth, Helen Kaisa Aug 6 1905 Feb 7 1995 114   Comp Hdstn
Yes Fieguth, John Sep 19 1864 Feb 9 1932 108   Comp Hdstn
Yes Fieguth, Louise Apr 15 1875 Jun 22 1926 107   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Toews
Yes Fieguth, Martha Sep 16 1905 Oct 20 1981 140    
Yes Franklin, Anna Faith Sep 18 1942 Jun 7 2007 192   Comp Hdstn, DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Franklin, Donald John Jul 15 1939 Jun 11 2001 94   Comp Hdstn
Yes Franklin, Harold Joseph Aug 27 1912 Feb 27 1994 125   Comp Hdstn
Yes Franklin, Hilda Claassen May 18 1915 May 31 2003 124   Comp Hdstn
Yes Franklin, Lydia Gertrude Jul 28 1917 Apr 21 2003 155   Mn = Claassen
Yes Hamm, Anna Nov 1 1895 Apr 29 1976 82   Comp Hdstn
Yes Hamm, Catherine Sep 27 1849 May 9 1925 76   Mn = Isaac
Yes Hamm, Frank May 20 1893 Jun 21 1957 110   Comp Hdstn
Yes Hamm, Gerhard W Jul 13 1922 Feb 10 2005 180   Comp Hdstn
Yes Hamm, Johannes Apr 28 1852 Dec 7 1936 77    
Yes Hamm, John B Jul 22 1891 Apr 7 1962 81   Comp Hdstn
Yes Hamm, Leonard F Feb 1 1928 Dec 29 1956 109    
Yes Hamm, Marie Apr 14 1896 Apr 26 1975 111   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Fieguth
Yes Hillman, Jennie  May 4 1901 Apr 11 1943 12 Sister Jennie, No Last Name Mn = Dyck
Yes Jantzen, Anna Apr 18 1875 Jan 8 1939 72   Comp Hdtsn / Mn = Weibe
Yes Jantzen, Frank F Jun 16 1875 Oct 26 1960 71   Comp Hdtsn
Yes Jantzen, Franz Jan 29 1843 Apr 23 1926 75    
Yes Jantzen, Gertruda Aug 17 1849 Jun 9 1936 74   Mn = Penner
Yes Jantzen, Minna E Dec 26 1909 Mar 3 1995 118    
Yes Johanson, Ella Anne May 26 1913 Apr 10 1943 129   Mn = Claassen
Yes Jones, Elsie Irene Sep 1 1930 Jan 31 1992 17    
Yes Jones, Norman Sinclair Jun 8 1923 Dec 15 1997 17 US Air Force  
Yes LeSage, Thomas M Apr 25 1968 Sep 21 1985 64    
Yes McCarty, Charles A Mar 10 1942 Mar 26 1998 189   Comp Hdstn
Yes Miller, Lavern Carl Aug 28 1943 Jan 2 1997 42 US Army, Vietnam  
Yes Roberts, Elizabeth Elma Mar 22 1924 Oct 13 2009 34   Mn = Claassen
Yes Roberts, William George Jun 4 1922 May 24 2002 37 US Navy, WW II DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Scantlin, Herbel Dean Sr Feb 26 1916 Feb 9 1997 18 US Army, WW II  
Yes Scantlin, Hildegard E Aug 11 1921 Nov 17 1981 19    
Yes Schroeder, Donald Oliver Mar 24 1915 Mar 28 1915 13    
Yes Schroeder, Gerhard Jun 22 1857 Feb 21 1931 130   Comp Hdstn
Yes Schroeder, Helen Apr 12 1858 Dec 12 1929 131   Comp Hdstn
Yes Schultz, David D Apr 8 1902 Oct 7 1987 112   Comp Hdstn
Yes Schultz, Mary C Nov 28 1903 Feb 3 1991 113   Comp Hdstn
MM-4975 Sprouse, Danny Howard Jr Feb 12 1965 Jul 8 1979 38    
Yes Strouss, Herbert Stanley Jul 19 1943 Apr 5 2004 66   DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Stuart, Karali D Smith Jul 21 1960 Aug 11 1990 40    
Yes Thimm, Marjorie A Nov 10 1926 Jan 4 2000 65    
Yes Thimm, Robert Herman May 27 1920 Feb 4 2008 66    
Yes Tiahrt, Frank Sep 6 1891 Apr 2 1923 136   Comp Hdstn
Yes Tiahrt, Katherine Oct 8 1894 Jan 10 1973 137   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Fieguth
Yes Tiahrt, Walter Feb 10 1919 Nov 25 2004 188    
Yes Tyner, Gary Leroy Aug 2 1946 Mar 6 1973 2    
Yes Tyner, Marilyn Marie Oct 2 1928 May 6 1982 5    
MM-4901 Unknown Unknown Unknown   Mortuary Marker Bet Wiebe & Younts
Yes Weibe, Henry A Mar 14 1882 Jul 25 1963 53   Comp Hdstn
Yes Wiebe, Aron J Sep 14 1845 May 11 1922 134   Comp Hdstn
Yes Wiebe, Catherine Dec 26 1886 Mar 11 1964 54   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Hamm
Yes Wiebe, Edgar Feb 1 1920 Mar 15 2005 39   Comp Hdstn, DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Wiebe, Erna Emily Mar 12 1914 Apr 4 2004 137   DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Wiebe, Jacob William Unknown Jul 3 2006 184 Single Date  
Yes Wiebe, Johanna May 9 1851 Nov 15 1931 135   Comp Hdstn / Mn = Fieguth
Yes Wiebe, Marie Feb 2 1889 May 29 1911 133    
Yes Wiebe, Rudy Nov 9 1912 Feb 9 2006 137   DOB and DOD from SS
Yes Wiebe, Theodore Jun 24 1911 Nov 5 1928 52    
Yes Wiebe, William G Jan 16 1917 Apr 14 2001 116    
Yes Wolanchuk, Cynthia A Aug 1 1941 Jul 24 1987 34    
Yes Younts, Coy T Jun 1 1916 Jan 26 2004 89   Comp Hdstn
Yes Younts, Dorothy M Jun 13 1926 Sep 21 2001 90   Comp Hdstn



San Marcos Mennonite Church Cemetery





This small neglected Cemetery was evidently the first Mennonite burial ground in the County.
There are only 9 burials that were recorded ~ In the Spring of 2010, Nate Maas photographed the small fenced area and the existing headstones ~ most of them no longer can be read.


The San Marcos Cemetery Images can be found here.

Leona Mastan found the data as recorded below.

Name Date of Birth  Date of Death Notes from Leona's Research
Claassen, Elsbeth [Elizabeth?] Oct 2 1906 Oct 10 1906 Inf Dau of Araham & Agnetha Claassen
Claassen, Henry Nov 13 1875 Sep 8 1903 Nephew of Jacob E Claassen, "Cousin Henry"
Giesbrecht, Dietrich Mar 8 1894 Jul 2 1904 Son of Herman Giesbrecht
Giesbrecht, Elizabeth Mar 24 1899 Sep 11 1899 Dau of Herman Giesbrecht
Jantzen, Jacob May 22 1901 May 23 1901 Son of John & Marie Claassen Jantzen
Romatzki, Caroline H 1855 1903 Came to CA with Mrs Elizabeth Dyck, Mother of Anna Dyck Quenzer
Schroeder, Otto Oct 7 1901 Oct 14 1901 Son of Wilhelm & Sara Janz Schroeder
Thimm, Johann Jan 2 1842 Feb 20 1902 Grandfather of Robert Thimm
Thimm, Lisette  May 1 1848 Oct 15 1905 Grandmother of Robert Thimm [Nee Isaac]

All of the photos and databases that are contained on this site and in linked directories are copyrighted and are the property of SLOCGS [San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society, POB 4, Atascadero,  San Luis Obispo, California]. The headstone photos may be used for personal genealogical purposes and none other. They are put online as a service to the Genealogical & Historical Community.




Site Updated: 1 December 2014
This Site belongs to the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society