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the following website is for the preservation of pioneer cemeteries. I have never seen a
reference to a "Old White" cemetery in Mahaska Co. IA. There IS the White Oak
Cemetery in Rosehill. There are only 4 cemeteries located in White Oak Twp of Mahaska Co.
That's Old Rosehill, Jackson(also known as White Oak), Tioga, and White Oak Grove.
Perhaps your "Old" is Old Rosehill?
There are no "known" pioneer cemeteries in White Oak Twp at this time. However,
your 1887 year should be able to search ancestral records in Mahaska Co. After 1880,
County government began to keep record of births, deaths and marriages at the court house.
Before 1880, records were maintained by doctors, family bibles, church and business
registries, as well as newspapers.
Rosehill isn't too far from Oskaloosa, IA (the county seat)
for state by state research too
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