Bower Cemetery
Jefferson Co Nebraska

  

The Bower Cemetery is located in Section 1, Richland precinct. From Fairbury go north on Hwy 15 until you see the blue Bower sign, about 7 miles. Turn east onto 720th Road, and continue east about 1 1/2 miles. The cemetery sits on the south side of the road.

A 2 acre site for the Bower Cemetery was sold to the Bower Cemetery Association on August 16, 1879 by Ellen Bauer. The cemetery is fairly well maintained, and is possibly still active. There is a fence around it with a chained gate, although it is not locked.

This is a listing of all stones found, with additional burial information obtained from the cemetery records and obituaries and family members.

Click to view the Cemetery Plot Map showing the basic layout, and the Detailed Plot Map showing plots with burials. Cemetery maps were obtained from "The Bower Community 1869-1969" by Dennis A. DeFrain, used on this website with permission of the author.

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NAME
BIRTH
DEATH
OTHER INFORMATION
BLOCK
LOT
unknown     illegible funeral home marker, possibly Devore son or Cox child 4 6 or 11
unknown     hired hand of Adolph Boseley, per cemetery records 4 27
unknown     per cemetery records "young man from nursery" 1 5
Atkin, Amanda M.   28 Aug 1877 36y 9m 19d, wife of L.F. 3 16
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Barden, Eliza 1817 1902   1 or 4 29 or 4
Barnes, Rebecca M.   16 Oct 1879 68?y 6?m 1?d 1? 24?
Baur, Harlow H. 1859 1879 son of Paul & Serena E. 4 7 & 8
Bishop, Baby     no dates, bet. Maudie & Clyde Bishop 1 29
Bishop, Clyde W.   3 Sept 1884 2 or 3y 19d, son of C.H. & I.M. 1 29
Bishop, John 25 Dec 1818 31 Oct 1898 same stone as Rebecca 1 30
Bishop, Maudie D.   8 May 1888 2y 2m 2?d, dau of C.H. & I.M. 1 29
Bishop, Mrs.     per cemetery records 4 15
Bishop, Noel McT   15 Feb 1890 1m? ?d, son of C.H. & I.M. 1 29
Bishop, Rebecca   10 March 1896 75y, wife of John, same stone 1 30
Bosley, Adolph     per cemetery records 4 27
Bosley, Louvenia   22 Nov 1888 70y, wife of Isaac, "Our Mother" 4 27
Bosley, unknown     sister of Adolph, per cemetery records 4 27
Bower, Bernice   30 Dec 1912 4y 8m 16d, dau of H.J. & R, Obituary 3 2
Bower, Ethel 1877 1962   4 7&8?
Bower, Fred C. 1849 1915 Father 3 1
Bower, Harlow J 1877 1951   3 2
Bower, Henry T. 1845 1924 14 Ind Bat. Ohio Lt. Art. 4 7 & 8
Bower, Josie A.   12 Feb 1884 2y 2m 28d, dau of F.C. & L.A 3 1
Bower, Lavinia V. 1874 1899 dau of H.T. & M.A., Obituary 4 7 & 8
Bower, Lois A. 1852 1931 Mother 3 1
Bower, Mary A. 1845 1923   4 7 & 8
Bower, Perry L. 1871 1963   4 7&8?
Bower, Rosa R. 1879 1916 Mother 3 2
Burkhart,     wife of John, no stone, per cemetery record 1 8
Burkhart, John [13 March 1828] [21 Feb 1909] no stone, per Obituary 1 8
Burkhart, son   [6 March 1880] son of John & Charlotte, no stone, per Obituary 1 8
Butterbaugh,     wife of George, no stone, per cemetery record 4 24
Butterbaugh, infant     no stone, per cemetery record 4 24
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Calkins, Benjamin 11 March 1848 25 Nov 1910 Father 3 29
Carlyle, James E.   2 March 1904 43y 5m 2d 1 12
Carlyle, unknown     father & mother of James, per cemetery record 1 12
Chapman, Ann 16 Dec 1830 9 Oct 1902 no stone, per Obituary & family information 4 23
Chapman, Charles [14 Mar 1801] [12 Dec 1896] per family records, father of Hiram
Chapman, Hiram 18 April 1828 16 Sept 1903 no stone, per Obituary & family information 4 23
Chirnside, Elizabeth   15 Nov 1906 24y 6m 10d, wife of Edw. 1 21
Chirnside, Ellen 1848 1911 Mother, wife of John, same stone 3 18
Chirnside, Gladys   5 March or May 1903 2 weeks, dau of T & A 4 15?
Chirnside, James 16 Sept 1874 12 April 1931 stone not found, per previous reading & cemetery records 3 18
Chirnside, John 1839 1924 Father, same stone as Ellen 3 18
Chorn, James     son of J.K., per cemetery record 1 20
Chorn, James K.   18 March 1900 80?y 4m 24d, same stone as Sarah 1 20
Chorn, Sarah   16 Jan 1892 67y 1m, wife of J.K., same stone 1 20
Clark, Helen E. 1903 1930   4 2
Clodius, Gasena C.   16 Oct 1885 2y 10m, dau of J.W. & G. 1 11
Cole, Asa 14 Jan 1819 22 June 1894 same stone as Jane 1 28
Cole, Jane E. 1 Nov 1824 28 Sept 1881 wife of Asa, same stone 1 28
Cowles, Arron A. 1863 1943 stone not found, per cemetery records 4 2
Cowles, Birdie   12 Feb 1901 5m 4d, dau of A.H. & M. 4 2
Cowles, Edward   7 April 1879 65y, same stone as Helen 1 25 & 26
Cowles, Helen H.   10 Oct 1883 57y, same stone as Edward 1 25 & 26
Cowles, Mae 1864 1941   4 2
Cox, Bertha Mae 14 Feb 1879 15 March 1964 Mother 1 4
Cox, daughter     dau of Isaac & Mary, no stone, per cemetery record 4 11
Cox, Ella M. 1881 1884 same stone as infant son 4 9
Cox, Floyd J. 1901 1937 son, same stone as George & Mary 4 9
Cox, George W. 1851 1924 same stone as Floyd & Mary 4 9
Cox, I.N. 1856 1942 same stone as Mary, Obituary 4 11
Cox, infant 1900 1900 son, same stone as Ella, Obituary 4 9
Cox, James 27 Jan 1859 20 Feb 1935 Father 1 4
Cox, John 4 Aug 1839 19 Dec 1890 same stone as Rebecca 4 10
Cox, Mary L. 1860 1943 same stone as George & Floyd 4 9
Cox, Mary M. 1864 1917 wife of I.N., same stone 4 11
Cox, Rebecca 21 May 1836 21 May 1891 same stone as John 4 10
Cox, sons     twin sons of James Cox, per cemetery record 1 4
Cox, Willie     son of Isaac & Mary, no stone, per cemetery record 4 11
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Decker, Eliza 1858 1938 Mother 4 15?
Deverk, Rueben   8 March 1929 "colored man", Obituary 4 19
DeVore, George 1848 1931 same stone as Harriet 4 6
DeVore, Harriet Hardy 1846 1930 same stone as George 4 6
DeVore, infant 22 Feb 1909son of Bert, per cemetery & funeral home records46
Devore, Lillie E. 21 April 1874 21 Dec 1956   4 6
DeVore, Lydia 20 Nov 1905per funeral home records4?6?
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Eldrige, child     child of Chas, no stone, per cemetery records 2 15
Ernest, Peter   2 July 1870 Civil War, stone not found, per previous reading 4? 25?
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Fairley, E.N.     stone not found, per cemetery records 3 31
Farmer, Elizabeth 1838 1909 wife of Thompson, same stone 4 26
Farmer, Gertrude 1893 1916 dau of E & F 4 26
Farmer, Thompson Y. 1834 1893 Co B 20th Ind Inf, same stone as Elizabeth 4 26
Feber, Flora Yantz 9 March 1870 21 Jan 1954   4 18
Fitchpatrick, Annie Gage 21 May 1853 5 Jan 1893   4 29 & 30
Fitchpatrick, J.Roy 10 April 1887 1 Feb 1888 son of J.M. & A.C. 4 29 & 30
Fitchpatrick, John M. 1 April 1845 19 Sept 1920   4 29 & 30
Fitchpatrick, Neil Gage 1881 1948   4 29 & 30 or 31?
Foreman, Ben   5 May 1924 no stone, per cemetery record & Obituary 4 25
Foreman, Hannah M. 6 June 1857 4 May 1901 no stone, per cemetery record & Obituary 4 25
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Gage, Albert E. 1889 1934   4 31
Gage, Edward D. 1819 1890 same stone as Samantha 4 29 & 30
Gage, Emma Lasch 1860 1942   4 31
Gage, James A. 1855 1930 Father 4 31
[Gage] Sage, Minne S 15 Sept 1883 12 Dec 1934   4 29 & 30
Gage, Nora M. 26 Feb 1859 13 June 1894   4 29 & 30
Gage, Samantha M 11 Oct 1826 11 March 1901 wife of E.D. 4 29 & 30
Gage, Susie D. 1864 1961   4 31?
Gilmore, David 1819 1896 Co E 13th Ohio Inf 4 15?
Gilmore, Sarah 1821 1898 wife of David, same stone 4 15?
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Hardy, Joseph K. 1818 1900   4 6
Hedges, Bessie R. 18 Aug 1883 29 Oct 1883 dau of G & C. E 1? 22? or 23?
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Jackson, Emma J. 7 Oct 1858 9 Sept 1929 Mother, Obituary 3 14
Jackson, Lincoln 24 May 1861 13 May 1927 Father 3 14
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Kazebeer, sons     2 sons of Ben, per cemetery record 4 14
Keyser, [George]     father of George, no stone, per cemetery record 4 21 & 22
Keyser, [Martha]     mother of George, no stone, per cemetery record & obit 4 21 & 22
Keyser, Clara E. 1852 1936 same stone as George 4 21 & 22
Keyser, George E. 1847 1905 same stone as Clara, Obituary 4 21 & 22
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Leighty, Russell 22 April 1891 11 March 1905 son of L.I. or I.I. & E., Obituary 1 19
Lewis, Iota   26 July 1893 35y 4m 25d, wife of Chas. H. 4 13 or 20
Lewis, John 1844 1895   3 17
Lewis, Lulia M.   18 March 1889 5?m 18d, dau of C.H. & I.F. 4 13 or 20
Lewis, Vietta   11 Sept 1890 22?y 6m 8d, wife of J. 4 13 or 20
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Merton, Belle 24 June 1861 10 April 1938   1 18
Merton, Jacob 1823 1905 QM Sgt, Co G 12th Ind Cav 1 18
Merton, Mary 1829 1911 same stone as William & Jacob 1 18
Merton, William 1848 1906 same stone as Mary & Jacob 1 18
Montgomery, Alice Rutledge 1856 1929 wife of Wm, same stone 1 13
Montgomery, Baby     stone not found, per cemetery records 1 13
Montgomery, child     son of Henry, from cemetery records 1 27
Montgomery, Henry A. 1857 1939 same stone as Rachel 1 27
Montgomery, Jessie M.   14 July 1889 5 weeks, dau of H.A. & R.V. 1 27
Montgomery, Rachel 1862 1952 same stone as Henry 1 27
Montgomery, Wm J. 1851 1909 same stone as Alice 1 13
Morse, Anna M. 1802 1888 same stone as Gages 4 29 & 30
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Nash, Abbie Mason 5 Dec 1851 23 Jan 1936 Mother 4 3
Nash, Baby       4 3 or 4
Nash, Claude   8 Aug 1889 10m 22d, son of J.M. & A. 4 3
Nash, Herbert B. 31 May 1876 21 April 1902   4 3
Nash, John M. 14 Aug 1846 5 April 1901   4 3
Nash, Polly   22 Nov 1888 77y 13d, wife of John 4 3 or 4
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Pearson, James M. 16 Feb 1845 18 June 1904 same stone as Sarah 4 12
Pearson, Sarah E. 4 June 1851 20 April 1906 wife of James, same stone 4 12
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Reinwald, Edwin H. 1901 1979 same stone as Rhoda, Vernon & Richard 3 3
Reinwald, Rhoda M. 1904 1976 same stone as Edwin, Vernon & Richard 3 3
Reinwald, Richard D. 1931 1933 same stone as Edwin, Rhoda & Vernon 3 3
Reinwald, Vernon L. 1925 1925 same stone as Edwin, Rhoda & Richard 3 3
Richards, George A. 1828 1907 same stone as Mary 1 31?
Richards, Mary A. 1837 1908 wife of George, same stone 1 31?
Rider, Frances 1835 1905 same stone as Michael & Stewart, Obituary 2 18
Rider, Glennie   8 Sept 1894 son of D & G 2 18
Rider, John E. 1879 1924   2 18
Rider, Lydia B. 1876 1905 dau of M.C. & F. 2 18
Rider, Michael C. 1832 1902 Co E 45th Penn Inf. 2 18
Rider, Stewart M.   19 Feb 1893 27y 6m 22d, same stone as Michael & Frances 2 18
Rosenberger, Henry K. 18 Sept 1842 13 June 1914 same stone as Westanah 4 19
Rosenberger, Westanah A. 19 Aug 1847 21 July 1936 same stone as Henry, Obituary 4 19
Rutledge, Delilah 1831 1907 wife of Thomas, same stone, Obituary 4 1
Rutledge, Ella A. 1860 1927   4 1
Rutledge, Isabel 1862 1954   4 1
Rutledge, Thomas J. 1829 1905 same stone as Delilah, Obituary 4 1
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Schultz, Glenn Leon   [6 May 1907] no stone, per Obituary & cemetery record 1 6
Schultz, Mary Ellen 31 May 1913per funeral home records1?6?
Shinn, Allie M. 1900 1909 same stone as Elveria & Levi, Obituary 1 32
Shinn, Elveria V. 1876 1954 same stone as Allie & Levi 1 32
Shinn, Levi S. 1860 1925 same stone as Elveria & Allie 1 32
Sleyvois, twins     sons of Henry, no stone, per cemetery record 1 7
Snyder, John B. 1881 1904 same stone as Lydia & Lottie 1 32
Snyder, Lottie M. 1882 1906 same stone as Lydia & John 1 32
Snyder, Lydia A. 1845 1909 same stone as John & Lottie, Obituary 1 32
Stacy, Abyram 19 Oct 1820 21 July 1906 same stone as Puah 1 9
Stacy, Eda P.   21 Dec 1879 5y, dau of S.S. & M.L. 1 10
Stacy, infant   11 Sept 1874 son of S.S. & M.L. 1 10
Stacy, Puah S.   19 Oct 1884 61y, wife of A., same stone 1 9
Sutton, George M.   21 May 1899 12y 3?m, son of J.M. & D, Obituary 2 31
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Yantz, Elizabeth 4 Sept 1822 25 Sept 1897 wife of Peter, same stone 4 18
Yantz, Peter 10 Dec 1811 8 Aug 1896 same stone as Elizabeth 4 18

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