|Main Street & County AY (South Byron Rd)|
Postal Code: 53006
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
In 1885, St. John's Luthern Church of Lomira released fifteen of its member families, west of Lomira. These families founded St. Paul's Lutheran Church #2 and built a new church at Brownsville. (Note: St. Paul's Lutheran Church #1, also known as the Half-Way Church, was established about 1855, south of Lomira. Near midway between Lomira and Theresa.)
The Brownsville congregation's first church was constructed about 1887 and a cemetery was started next to the church, at the north side of Brownsville's Main Street. This new cemetery adjoined an earlier community Cemetery. However, by 1910, the church building proved too small, so a new church and school were built on Wisconsin Street. However, St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery remained as before and eventually covered the the site of the former church. Today, the Lutheran cemetery is configured in an 'L' shape, surrounding the seperate village cemetery.
Note: See "Brownsville Community Cemetery" for burials in the adjacent village cemetery.