B-13 Family History Committee
MEMO #1 10/17/97
Enclosed please find information concerning the location of the grave of Grandfather Sylvanus Brimhall in Galesburg, Ill. He was named after his father. Four of his sons were the first to join the Church during the Nauvoo Period. One of those sons was our progenitor, Noah Brimhall, who was sent by Brigham Young to Arizona in 1877.
Two years ago, our family had a wonderful experience as we searched for and found Grandfather Sylvanus Brimhall's grave in the Galesburg, ILL Cemetery. His stone marker was badly weathered and soon would be illegible. The director of McFall Monuments helped us find the grave. We asked his advice on preserving the marker. He suggested a bronze plaque be placed on the back side of the stone. The Vaughn and Hester Brimhall Family Organization decided to do this as a family project, which has now been accomplished. Below are pictures of the stone and the new plaque. It reads exactly as the text on the stone, with the exception that we had the words, "Beloved Grandfather" added at the last.
When your family visits Nauvoo, please visit this special place. Galesburg is located about 75 miles northeast of Nauvoo. The graveyard is on the north end of town as you come in on the small main highway. Before arriving at the graveyard you will pass McFall Monuments on the left, then cross the railroad tracks and the cemetery is then on your right. You enter from the highway turning right (going west) and his grave is located in the northwest sector of the cemetery. The exact location is Plot #418 and is surrounded by the Crocker family. If you have problems finding it, call 342-6512 or go back to Fall Monuments, City Limits West Main St., Galesburg, IL, and they will show you the location on the plot plan.