Northeast Loup County Burials

NORTHEAST LOUP COUNTY BURIALS
BY: KEVIN BROWN
THIS WRITER MAKES NO PRETENSE OF HAVING LISTED EVERYONE BURIED IN THIS PART OF LOUP COUNTY, ONLY A FEW THAT HE KNOWS ABOURT OR HAS BEEN TOLD ABOUT AND THEN RESEARCHED HIMSELF.



INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS:
SUPPOSEDLY LOCATED NORTHEAST OF PHILLIPPS FAMILY STONE HOUSE, GRACIE VICINITY.  ACCORDING TO ORVAL (BUCK) NEWBURY THESE ARE BRULE SIOUX AND HE WAS FIRST SHOWN THE SITE BY THE LATE GUS SCHERBARTH, WHOSE PARENTS WERE EARLY GRACIE SETTLERS.

FERRIS:

EZRA FERRIS, KILLED BY LIGHTNING, IS BURIED ON THE EAST SIDE OF GRACIE CREEK, NORTH OF HARFORD GROVE, ON LAND THAT WAS OWNED BY GAYLORD WALLACE'S. FERRIS DIED ABOUT 1906.  CHAS W. GILBERT HAD SERVED AS THE UNDERTAKER AND IRMA PETERS (DRAVER) AND NELLIE BRITTON(PETERS) HAD SUNG AT THE GRAVESIDE SERVICES WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT, ACCORDING TO MRS. DRAVER.  NELLIE WAS TEACHING AT DISTRICT 17 THAT YEAR.  ACCORDING TO THE LATE FRED SCHERBARTH, THE OTHER DISTINGUISHABLE GRAVE AT THIS SITE IS ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE FARRIS FAMILY. THE FERRIS' WERE EARLY SETTLERS OF DISTRICT 17.
HANNAMAN: 

MOTHER SARAH HANNAMAN AND SON WILLIAM HANNAMAN'S GRAVES HAVE BEEN MARKED FOR MANY YEARS; HOWEVER, IN RECENT TIMES, THE MARKERS HAVE BROKEN OFF.  THESE GRAVES ARE ALSO LOCATED ON THE EAST SIDE OF GRACIE CREEK NORTH OF HARFORD GROVE.  THE HANNAMAN AND FERRIS SITES ARE NOT FAR APART.  THE HANNAMAN'S WERE ALSO SETTLERS OF THIS LOCALE.  THE TWO MARKERS GIVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:  SON WILLIAM HANNAMAN: BORN SEPTEMBER 28, 1850 DIED FEBRUARY 22, 1888, 38 YEARS, 4 MONTHS, 27 DAYS AND "MOTHER, SARAH HANNAMAN: BORN JANUARY 10,1820; DIED SEPTEMBER 19, 1886; AGED 66 YEARS, 7 MONTHS, 9 DAYS.
WILLIAMS:

MR. AND MRS ROBERT T. WILLIAMS OPERATED THE FIRST STORE AND POST OFFICE AT GRACIE.  ACCORDING TO WILMA SCHERZBERG, THE WILLIAMS' LOST AT LEAST TWO INFANT SONS WHILE LIVING IN LOUP COUNTY.  WILMA'S MOTHER, EMILIE SCHERBARTH, SERVED AS MIDWIFE TO MRS. WILLIAMS ON THESE OCCASIONS.  THE BABIES WERE BURIED ON THE WILLIAMS HOMESTEAD.  THE WILLIAMS FAMILY PROBABLY MOVED TO THE GRACIE COUNTRY SHORTHLY AFTER THE TURN OF THE CENTURY AND MOVED AWAY IN OCTOBER 1911.  MR. WILLIAMS STARTED THE GRACIE POST OFFICE IN 1905, WAS ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS OF THE KINKAID FAIR & PICNIC IN 1908 AND DONATED LAND FOR GRACIE CEMETERY IN 1910.
VOSS: 

ANTHONY (TONY) VOSS, INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. OTTO VOSS, IS BURIED NEAR THE PRESENT BUILDING SITES OF THE PRICE RANCH IN THE GRACIE TERRITORY MRS. VOSS WAS THE FORMER EDA SCHERBARTH.  THE VOSS BROTHERS WERE HOMESTEADERS. LEAVING IN 1911.
HESSELGESSER:

SAMUEL HESSELGESSER, SR.  HIS SON HOMER, AND THREE INFANT CHILDREN OF GLEN AND MINNIE (BURG) HESSELGESSER ARE INTERRED ON THE OLD GLEN HESSELGESSER PLACE SOUTHEAST OF THE BUILDINGS IN A FENCED AREA.  MR. SAMUEL HESSELGESSER SR'S GRAVE IS MARKED, STATING THAT HE LIVED BETWEEN 1853 AND 1905.  HOMER HESSSELGESSER BORN SEPTEMBER 5, 1876, PRECEDED HIS FATHER IN DEATH.  TWO OF THE INFANTS BURIED THERE WERE BOYS AND THE OTHER BABY A GIRL.  THESE GRAVES WILL BE INUNDATED BY THE CALAMUS DAM.  THEY ARE LOCATED ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CALAMUS ON THE PLACE LAST INHABITED BY CYRUS AND RAMA WRIGHT.  TWO CHILDREN OF ROBERT AND MARY JANE HESSELGESSER , JAY AND MERNA, ARE ALSO BURIED IN THE SAME GENERAL AREA.  THERE ARE TWO CEDARS PLANTED ON THIS FENCED SPOT AND THE LOCATION IS SOUTHWEST OF THE OTHER HESSELGESSER GRAVES.  THIS LAND IS OWNED BY VALLEY VIEW RANCH (SNYDER).  THE ROBERT AND SAMUEL SR. HESSELGESSER FAMILIES WERE EARLY LOUP COUNTY SETTLERS. ARRIVING IN 1884-1884.
KRUGER, COLBY:

ON THE WEST SIDE OF GRACIE CREEK, NOT TOO FAR FROM THE HANNAMAN-FERRIS GRAVES IS ANOTHER PLOT.  AT ONE TIME, IT WAS FENCED AND COULD HAVE CONTAINED ABOUT SIX GRAVES.  ONE PERSON BURIED HERE FOR CERTAIN IS GEORGE KRUGER SR.  THE COLBY CHILDREN VICTIMS OF A TYPHOID EPIDEMIC, ARE SUPPOSEDLY BURIED HERE, TOO.  THIS SPOT IS ON THE WALLACE RIVER RANCH, KNOWN AS THE OLD SHOEMAKER PLACE.  I HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE ARE TWO AND POSSIBLY AS MANY AS FOUR BURIAL SITES NOT FAR NORTH OF THE HANNAMAN GRAVES BUT I HAVE NOT COME UP WITH ANY NAMES AS TO WHO THESE MIGHT BE.
HUBER:

THE MOTHER OF MRS. C.W. GILBERT (ALICE) IS BURIED ON THE OLD CHARLEY GILBERT PLACE NOW OWNED BY ROBERT SCHRUP.  THE GRAVSITE IS LOCATED NORTHEAST OF THE BUILDINGS AND MARKED.  THE INSCRIPTION READS:  "MARTHA A. HUBER, 1841-1906" ONE OF THE C.W. GILBERT SONS, OWEN, SPENDS PART OF THE TIME LIVING IN TAYLOR..


Source:  Loup County Centennial Book 1883-1983
transcribed by: Melody Beery

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