Welcome to the St John’s / Iosco Cemetery
Introduction And Directions
The church, St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, founded in 1861, was the church and congregation that founded St. John’s / Iosco Cemetery. In 1869 the church burned, but the cemetery remains. A memorial marker stands where the church stood.
Visiting St. Johns / Iosco Cemetery is a peaceful journey through time, the story of people, and a testimony to their faith. Although some monuments are difficult or impossible to read, the story of the people can be imagined, and we can trust that they are known to their savior. The Bible says, “For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” — 1 Thessalonians 4:14
St. John’s Iosco Cemetery is located at 7440 390th Avenue near Janesville, Minnesota. It is in Waseca County, Iosco Township and is approximately 7 miles east of Janesville. If you travel east from Janesville on old highway 14, turn north on 73rd St, and then east on 380th Avenue, you will see the parking area and entrance.
Note: Other directories, for various purposes and in other designs, are available through Trinity Lutheran Church - Janesville and the Waseca County Historical Society.
The inscription reads:
Birthplace of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Missouri Synod, Iosco Township, Waseca Co.
Founded in 1869, Destroyed by fire on April 7, 1948
Iosco Cemetary Directory
All of the readable names are listed in alphabetical order under the cemetery map below.
Locate the correct name, scan across the line and find the location letter/number of the monument. A picture will also be visible by clicking on the headstone link.
Using the map below, notice that the letters run east and west and the numbers run north and south. The starting point being the parking area/gate on the south side of the cemetery.
The site that you are looking for will be at the intersection of the letter and number — just like using a road map. Please see the example below.