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THE WEISNER CEMETERY

The Weisner Cemetery is located near the South St. Vrain River east of highway 36 and south of highway 66 outside of Lyons, Colorado on the west section of the cement company, Cemex in 2007. The land once belonged to Jim Weisner, who roamed the mountains in search of gold, while his wife Mary Ellen Harp Weisner remained at home. The first burial was their infant son, Hu(e)bert Weisner in 1864. There was no stone erected. Several years later, a daughter, Mary Ellen Weisner was laid to rest by the creek. Friends and neighbors were granted permission to bury their dead in the same area.

The Hubbell family purchased the property and cultivated fruit orchards. Alva Bullock, the third owner increased the expanse into farmland and orchards. Over the years, the grave sites were left untouched; however the tombstones were vandalized and some used for building materials.

The following information was taken from on site visits by Harold Marion Dunning in 1946, again in 1965, and Diane Goode Benedict in 2000, at which time the stones were badly fragmented and most unreadable.


WEISNER, Hu(e)bert
died 1864

WEISNER, Mary Ellen
died Apr 1869

HARP, Mr. Monroe
unknown.

Originally with markers:
FRANKLIN, B. A.
died 22 June 1867 - shot by Junious Berkley

RICHARDSON, Frederick
died 11 Feb 1876
age 73 years, 19 days

JOHNSON, W. L.
died 01 Sept 1881

McMURRAY, William
died 22 Oct 1881
age 30 years 7 months 12 days

McMURRAY, Infant son of W. L. McMurray
died 1881
age 3 months 23 days

Last Update Friday, October 29, 2010
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