Cemeteries in Comanche County, KansasAvilla Crown Hill Mennonite Nescatunga Protection Wilmore/Powell Township
According to the United States Geological Service (USGS) there are six cemeteries in Comanche County, Kansas: Avilla Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery, Mennonite Cemetery, Nescatunga Cemetery, Powell Township Cemetery (Wilmore) and Protection Cemetery.
Death List of Pioneer Settlers, 1898 to July 1923 Published in The Western Star, August 3, 1923.
List of Pioneer Settlers Buried in Crown Hill Cemetery Published in The Western Star, 16 June 1933.
Sitting with the Dead by Wendel G. Ferrin, 28 Sept 1990.
Aetna Cemetery, Barber County, Kansas This cemetery, just across the Comanche County line in Barber County, is the burial place of several people who were closely associated with, or considered to be part of, communities in Comanche County, Kansas. Photos and information courtesy of Dee & Phyllis Scherich.
Cowboy Cemetery near Salt Plains, Woods County, Oklahoma. Photos and information courtesy of Bobbi (Hackney) Huck.
Comanche County Obituaries at KSGenWeb Shirley Brier has transcribed and contributed nearly 320 obituaries from local newspapers for the The Digital Library of the KSGenWeb! This is a GREAT research resource! More obituaries will be added to the page, so be sure to bookmark it & to check back often.
If you are doing research on someone buried in Comanche County, Ks, and don't find the one you're seeking on the aforementioned page, see Frequently Asked Questions for information on obtaining burial records and obituaries.
The Kansas Genealogical Society has the following reports and books in their collections:
- Comanche County Cemeteries: Comanche, Protection Mennonite, Protection & Wilmore Cemeteries
Compiled by Research Club, Coldwater, KS, 1999. 74 pages.
- Crown Hill Cemetery, Coldwater, KS, 1 Jan 1888 to 22 May 1993
Compiled by Mrs James W Byram, 44 pages, alphabetical order.
- Deaths & Obituaries - Comanche Co, KS , from The Western Star, Coldwater, KS, 1980-1988. (9 Folders).
Compiled by Mr. & Mrs. Leo Shoemaker. Indexed.
- Comanche Co, KS Birth Records, 1892-1908; Index of Wills, 1872-1904, Bk No 1 & Copy of Deaths from Register of Deeds Office
If you're looking for an obituary of someone of German descent who lived in Comanche County (or elsewhere), consult
The Lower Volga Villages Obit Project.
Home is where one starts from.
As we grow older
The world becomes stranger,
the pattern more complicated
Of dead and living. Not the
Isolated, with no before and after,
But a lifetime
burning in every moment
And not the lifetime
of one man only
but of old stones
that cannot be deciphered.
-- Thomas Stearns Eliot, Four Quartets, East, Coker, V
Cemeteries in Comanche County, Kansas
Avilla Crown Hill Mennonite Nescatunga Protection Wilmore/Powell Township Other Cemeteries
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