|The Bohemian national Cemetery is situated on section 35, range 26,
township 4, consisting of one acre of ground which was donated by Mrs.
Josephine Roberts in the year of 1869 for public use. At that time
there were only a few Bohemian-American citizens here, namely, John
Posler, Joe Skroh, Joe Sobotka and the Solil family. About that time
this part of the county began to be settled by more Bohemian people, who
settled on farms. Later on another acre of ground was bought and
added to the other acre. |
Joseph Sobotka, born in 1836, died July 1902. John Posler was born November, 1823, came to this country in 1849 and died March, 1912. He was the first Bohemian settler in Harrison County and settled on a farm in 1856, as that was his occupation before coming to the United States. Up to the present time there has been twenty six children and sixty nine adults buried in this cemetery, making a total of ninety five.
This cemetery is under the organization of about fifty members and paying necessary assessment each year for to keep fences and cleanup work and have several hundred dollars on hand in Liberty Bonds and treasury.
Source: The History of Harrison County, Missouri, Geo. Wanamaker, 1921