Richland Center Cemetery
Jefferson Co Nebraska

  

Richland Center Cemetery is located in Section 22, Richland Precinct. From Fairbury, go north on Hwy 15 approx. 4 miles to 717th Road (the Powell Road). Turn west on 717th and go about 1/2 mile. The cemetery sits on the south side of the road about 20 yards from the road.

This cemetery is in poor condition, with a number of stones that have either fallen or been pushed over and broken, and there are indications of missing stones. The grass in the open areas is mowed occasionally, but the grass around the stones is very tall, and in some areas brush and heavy weeds surround the stones. Be cautious when walking as there are some rough and sunken areas and several large badger holes near stones, plus poison ivy. The stones are spread over a large area and have many gaps and large empty areas between groups of stones. At one time there was a church located on the northwest corner of the cemetery.

The Location column gives a general idea of some of the graves, as many of them are not in discernable rows. The Axtell graves are in a section by themselves on the far west side next to the fence. There are 4 iron fences in the cemetery, 2 on the north side and 2 on the south side.

The information below was obtained from the gravestones, obituaries, funeral home records and descendants. If you know of any additional information, or find someone listed here in error, please contact me.

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NAME
   BIRTH  
DEATH
OTHER INFORMATION
LOCATION
~ UNKNOWN ~
unknown     rock on base, no info  
unknown     rock on base, no info  
unknown     field stone, next to Gardners  
unknown     "Mother" in SE iron fence
unknown     base of stone & 2 footstones, next to Robinson stones in NE iron fence
unknown     cement border around lot, no stones  
unknown     base only, near Clampitt & Clarks  
~ A ~
Ashpaugh, George   March 1909 67y, no stone, per Obituary  
Axtell, Bert 1873 [1 Sept]1903 Obituary far west
Axtell, Catherine C. 7 Sept 1833 16 April 1897 wife of Strite far west
Axtell, Daniel [26 May 1846] [14 July 1914] 35th Ohio Inf, per Obituary far west
Axtell, Emery F 8 Oct 1875 23 July 1890 son of S & C.C. far west
Axtell, Everet L.   31 Jan 1884 15y, son of S & C.C. far west
Axtell, Hester D. [1 Nov 1848] [27 Aug 1915] per Obituary far west
Axtell, Ida J.   29 Sept 1872 11m 12d, dau of D & H.D. far west
Axtell, Joseph E. 1882 1905 Obituary far west
Axtell, Strite   12 April 1880 65y 10d far west
Axtell, Thomas 3 Aug 1826 29 June 1873 husband of Clarissa Axtell Lloyd  
Axtell, Wm. B.   4 Nov 1872 18y 5m 19d far west
~ B ~
Bacon, Hiram A   27 Jan 1885 30y, Obituary  
Bacon, Melvina   3 April 1890 61y 3m 10d, Obituary  
Beyer, George J. 1857 1899    
Boddye, Albert   30 May 1883 1y 10m 15d, son of W & M.E.  
Boddye, Johnnie   10 Nov 1877 6m 26d, son of W & M.E.  
Boddye, Mary 1 Sept 1853 29 Dec 1931 same stone as William  
Boddye, William 28 Sept 1844 26 Nov 1916 same stone as Mary, Obituary  
~ C ~
Chapman, infant   4 Jan 1909 child of H. Chapman, per funeral home records, possibly buried in Bower Cemetery  
Clampitt, George   20 Nov 1909 50y, per funeral home records & Obituary  
Clampitt, Sarah   5 July 1889 56y 3m 6d, wife of A.L., stone fallen  
Clark, Belle 1861 1931 wife of Ira  
Clark, Ira 1839 1897 same stone as Ira R.  
Clark, Ira R.   4 Nov 1888 26d, son of I & B  
Collins, Linus 29 July 1871 25 Feb 1880 same stone as A.D., Florence & Willie Miller  
~ D ~
Degroot, Casper   24 Jan 1891 7m 15d, son of P & M.A.  
Diller, Amanda 5 Nov 1874 5 Nov 1874 same stone as Henry, dau of Jacob K & Mary A.  
Diller, And'w [16 Dec 1846] [27 March 1918] Co K 201st PA Inf  
Diller, Annie M   10 July 1878 5y 1m 20d, same stone as William & May  
Diller, Henry A.   4 Dec 1871 5d, same stone as Amanda, son of Jacob K & Mary A.  
Diller, May L.   15 July 1878 9m 15d, same stone as Annie & William  
Diller, Minnie May   [9 June 1899] 11y 4m 27d, dau of Jacob & Mary, no stone, per Obituary  
Diller, William H.   15 July 1878 3y 5m 10d, same stone as Annie & May  
~ E ~
Ensminger, Dora E. 1884 1919 Obituary next to trees
Ensminger, J.D. 10 May 1881 17 Sept 1922 name & dates not on stone, per Obituary  
~ G ~
Gardner, George W.   8 July 1885 13y? 3m 28d, same stone as Viola, Nellie & infant  
Gardner, infant daughter 5 Dec 1885 5 Dec 1885 same stone as Viola, Nellie & George  
Gardner, Lunetta   26 Oct 1871 1y 4m, dau of E.B & M.A., stone broken  
Gardner, Mahala A.   14 Feb 1884 43y, wife of E.B.  
Gardner, Nellie   23 Nov 1884 5m 13d, same stone as Viola, George & infant  
Gardner, Viola   26 March 1898 47y 2m 25d, wife of I.S., same stone as Nellie, George & infant  
Gilbert, Charles Leland   7 Feb 1911 4y, per funeral home record  
Goshert, Mary J.   12 May 1889 55y 7m 24d, wife of Marion  
~ H ~
Hendrix, Elta Rose   28 April 1907 2m 28d, dau of W.L. & G. west
Hill, Beulah April 1895 2 Nov 1907 per death record & Obituary  
House, Benjamin 17 Nov 1849 1 April 1899 Father  
House, Mary S. 4 Jan 1849 21 Oct 1903 Mother  
Hudson, Willie M.   25 March 1883? 17y 9m, same stone as Hiram Bacon & W.W. Martin  
~ J ~
Johnston,Walter   16 July 1899 22y 5m 7d in NW iron fence
~ L ~
Lehmann, William   1872 stone fallen, info from footstone & previous transcription  
Lloyd, Clarissa Axtell 5 Dec 1824 23 March 1921 no stone, per Obituary  
Lloyd, James [1814] [21 Nov 1897] 83y 7m 18d, no stone, per Obituary  
London, Emma E.   6 Nov 1897 54y, wife of J.B., Obituary  
~ M ~
Martin, W. W.   11 Oct? 1885? 30y, same stone as Hiram Bacon & Willie Hudson  
Miller, A.D. 2 Sept 1851 11 May 1924 same stone as Florence, Willie & Linus  
Miller, Florence 26 April 1858 1 Nov 1879 same stone as A.D., Willie & Linus  
Miller, Willie A. 12 March 1878 4 Oct 1879 same stone as A.D., Florence & Linus  
Morrison, George B.   25 March 1885 20y 9m 11d, broken stone  
~ P ~
Palmer, William 1827 1899 same stone as John & Zilpha Vickers  
Pierce, Caroline 11 June 1832 25 Dec 1891 info per family members  
Pierce, T.S. [Theodore] [3 April 1828] [1893?] Co C 22nd Wisconsin Inf west
~ R ~
Richardson, Lionel   26 June 1898 4m 30d, son of W & J  
Risk, Alex   19 Feb 1887 75y  
Risk, Janet   1 Oct 1876 64y, fallen stone  
Robinson, Bertha May 5 March 1877 26 July 1878   next to NE iron fence
Robinson, Bethel Arlene   19 May 1918 dau of Frank & Jessie next to NE iron fence
Robinson, Flora Bell 27 Oct 1885 2 June 1941   next to NE iron fence
Robinson, James 18 Aug 1852 2 March 1929 Obituary next to NE iron fence
Robinson, Lucy Ann 8 May 1852 8 June 1926   next to NE iron fence
Robinson, Nellie Fern 26 Nov 1898 5 July 1909 Obituary next to NE iron fence
~ S ~
Scott, Benjamin E. 14 April 1831 11 Dec 1919 no stone, per Obituary  
Shinn, Jane 9 March 1845 26 April 1933 no names or dates, info from Obituary west
Shinn, Temperance Amanda 16 Feb 1858 22 June 1929 no names or dates, info from Obituary west
Sims, Carl E.   9 Jan 1904 2m, son of Elmer & Jennie, same stone as Jennie, Obituary near SE iron fence
Sims, Jennie L. 1870 1903 wife of Elmer E., same stone as Carl, Obituary near SE iron fence
~ V ~
Vickers, John 1827 1899 same stone as Zilpha & William, "Erected by the Children of John & Zilpha", Obituary  
Vickers, Nita F. 15 May 1899 5 May 1900 dau of T.E. & H.M., Obituary  
Vickers, Zilpha 1831 1896 same stone as John & William, "Erected by the Children of John & Zilpha"  
~ W ~
Watkins, Annice   5 June 1907 no stone found, info from Obituary  
White, Addie C.   6 June 1884 22y, dau of G.W. & M.A.  
White, George W. 18 Jan 1821 2 Nov 1897 Father, same stone as Martha  
White, Martha A. 23 Sept 1824 24 May 1897 Mother, wife of George, same stone  
White, William L.   22 Feb 1879 21y 10m, son of G.W. & Matilda  
Wilson, Clara   10 Dec 1878 5y 6m, dau of A & M.A., same stone as Jesse & Nellie  
Wilson, Jesse   5 Dec 1878 6y 11m, child of A & M.A., same stone as Clara & Nellie  
Wilson, Nellie   15 Dec 1878 4y 4m, dau of A & M.A., same stone as Jesse & Clara  
Wookey, Charles 23 April 1818 3 March 1899 80y 10m 8d, Obituary in SW iron fence
Wookey, Hulda   [14 Aug 1909] per Obituary  
Wookey, Stephen 10 Jan 1852 9 May 1923 Obituary states buried at Powell but not found there, so likely buried here  

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