From the intersection of 24-40 and 16 hiways in Tonganoxie go south to County Road 6/ Washington Street, go east on Washington (which turns into Evans Road) to 190th, go south on 190th (which curves around) about 1/4 mile, the 2 sections of the cemetery will be on your right or West side on a little knoll in someone's pasture; the Sylvester section is fenced and on the north part of the knoll while the Himpel section is fenced and on the south part of the knoll.
Canvassed October 2002There are two small sections to this cemetery. They are both fenced areas in someone's pasture. The first is on the north side and contains two headstones and two footstones. The footstones read WS and SS. One headstone is broken off almost at the base and is leaning against the fence.
It reads William Sylvester 3-6-1873. The other headstone reads Sarah w/o William Sylvester and I couldn't read any of the date.
The second fenced section is to the south of the Sylvester one. It has a large obelisk shaped monument with the surname of Himpel on it.
Johann G. Himpel
21 Nov 1824 - 28 Jan 1873
Johanna L. Himpel w/o J. G.
May 4 1831 - June 15 1900
This is the sum total of Himpel Cemetery, Tonganoxie, Leavenworth County, Kansas Submitted by Sue Henry