Daniel Bartke was born in Prussia in 1832. After serving in the Civil War, he came to Glenwood with his wife, Mary, and worked on the Glenwood / Benson Stageline. A trip from Alexandria to Benson had an overnight stay in Glenwood. He owned “Bartke Hall,” one of the most substantial early Glenwood buildings and a drug store. It was a boarding house, salesman showroom, civic hall, school and general meeting place. It later became the Glenwood House or Ward Hotel under the ownership of Matt Ward. Daniel Bartke was County Register of Deeds, 1883-7. He moved to a farm west of Glenwood, which was later discovered to have over 20 Native American burial mounds.
The Glenwood Cemetery Association maintains the grounds with funds from the sale of burial plots, interest from investments and from memorial gifts. As you research your family ancestry and visit their graves, consider a gift to the cemetery. The “Contact Us” page has details.