We thank local historian and author, Joseph D. Kubal for writing the following story and contributing it to our website for us to share.
By Joseph D. Kubal
“Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lakes, from the hills, from the sky,
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.”
-Taps, words by Horace Lorenzo Trim
Within a stone’s throw of historic Route 66 (Joliet Road) at Wolf Road in Indian Head Park, several Civil War soldiers peacefully lay at rest. The stately Lyonsville Congregational United Church of Christ with its Greek Revival façade and elegant white steeple stands next to the old cemetery, reminiscent of a small town New England landscape. The tidy cemetery, which predates the Civil War, was founded in 1848 on lands donated by the Henry family.