Northeastern Franklin County – Peoria Cemetery
Peoria Cemetery is located near Peoria, Kansas. The cemetery was established in 1857 for the burial of John Taylor, 21. John had preceded his family to Kansas and had settled on land here. John was on the south side of the river when he got word that his family had arrived. He swam through the cold water to greet them and later died of pneumonia from the chill. The parents gave a portion of this land for the cemetery. This is Taylor's marker, and his parent's stone is located nearby.