The first St Joseph Cemetery began life in 1854 when it was founded by the St Joseph German Orphan Asylum Association as a place to bury German immigrants. Situated right next door to Lafayette Cemetery No. 2, St Joseph Cemetery is said to be in much better shape than its neighbor and is well maintained with some very attractive tombs.
Across the street, St Joseph No. 2 was established in 1873. One of the most impressive features here is the Smith Tomb, a very large tomb which resembles a church with stained glass windows and all!