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ZION CEMETERY
North Shelton

Zion Cemetery

The cemetery is next to the Zion Lutheran Church that is located nine miles north and
two miles west of Shelton, NE. It was formerly said to be near Luce, a tiny community
one-mile south that is no longer in existance.


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Read by Jean Reese and Roma Muhlbach Black, 27 April 27 2001, up-dated August 2003. Updated from obituary information.
The rows run north and south.

Row One (West side)
There are several unmarked childrens' graves in this row.

Niemoth, Clara    Aug. 16, 1898 - Juli 14, 1901
Niemack, son of John     Gest  an  1 July 1904
Hei??? and Emma Ohlman   Geb and Gest 5 Dec 1906
Ohlmann, Edna    26 Nov 1906 - 3 Jan 1907
Butzke, W.?.A.   25 Dec 1906 - 11 Jan 1907
Ahrens, Hermann  11 Sept 1904 - 7 Mai 1907
Ahrens, Edwin, son of Leo und E.,   7 Juli 1908 - 30 Apri 1909
Ahrens, Rudolph, son of Heinrich & Minna, 4 July 1909 - 11 July 1909
Ostermeyer, Clarence, inf. son of Mr. & Mrs. Henry,  Dec 12, 1910 - Jan 22. 1911
Wagenknecht, Werner   27 Apr 1912 - 10 Sept 1916
Ahrens, Infant Daughter of E.A. and Clara,  Nov 1920
Custer, Leona     Jan 11, 1912 - Jan 9, 1921
Hongsermeier, Ella    Mar 12, 1921 - Mar 31, 1921
Schmidt, Paul      Feb 20, 1892 - Feb 20, 1892
Schmidt, Helmer    Oct 29, 1910 - Oct 29, 1910
Schmidt, Ella      Oct 29, 1910 - Dec 27, 1910
Gehl, Edward, son of August and Alice, Dec 31, 1925 - Jan 1, 1926
Juengel, Louise E.   Mar 19, 1925 - Mar 21, 1926
Laverne, son of August and Alice Gehle   Jan 3, 1927 - Apr 29, 1927
Ohlmann, Infant son of Paul and Martha,  July 12, 1931
Ohlmann, Arlette Marie   Jan 30, 1933 - Feb 1, 1933
Hongsermeier, Alfred     Nov 19, 1927 - Jan 29, 1933


Row Two:
Ohlmann, Friederich Zacharias         1 Mai, 1833 - 23 April 1913
Ohlmann, Elise, wife of Frederich Z.  5 Marz 1835 - 2 Marz 1901
Ahrens, Wilhelmine  25 Mure(umlat over the u,March?)1889 - 25 Mai 1906
Ahrens, Friedrika  wife of Louis   Aug 9, 1859 - July 18, 1912
Ahrens, Louis          Oct 19, 1868 - Sept 20, 1941
Niemack, Johann        Dec 3, 1849 - June 1, 1915
Niemack, Wilhelmina    Oct 27, 1858 - Nov 4, 1922
Rohrbach, Fritz      Dec 12, 1839 - Dec 17, 1916
Rohrbach, Sophia     Mar 27, 1842 - Jan 12, 1938
Holtz, Mary      1854 - 1917
Holtz, Henry     1846 - 1930
Ahrens, Emma Carolina   8 Jan 1898 - 20 Mai 1918
Kuster, William F     Sep  20, 1887 - Nov 22, 1918
Ohlmann, Gerhard      Sep 25, 1904 - Nov 27, 1927
Meyer,    father      mother    (no names or dates visible)
Reese, Marie       Dec 8, 1866 - Dec 17, 1923
Reese, Ernest      Nov 24, 1857 - Mar 31, 1939
Kuster, William F.   Mar 27, 1856 - Feb 4, 1925
Kuster, Anna         Dec 5, 1854 - July 14, 1933
Schmidt, William F   Sept 1, 1855 - Oct 5, 1913
Schmidt, Maria B.    Jan 23, 1867 - July 7, 1946
Kuster, Carl W.      Aug 28, 1884 - Sept 20, 1925
Kuster, Louise A.    July 8, 1888 - July 28, 1980


Row Three:
Ahrens, Caroline Sophie   1866 - 1949
Ahrens, Carl  Fredrick    1853 - 1927
Holtz, Imogene L.    1911 - 1928
Hadenfeldt, John     1883 - 1935
Hadenfeldt, Minnie   1884 - 1960
Moss, Henry   1875 - 1935
Moss, Emma    1883 - 1960
Wagner, Theodore A. Apr 20, 1902 - Nov 1, 1936
Ohlmann, Clara C.   1877 - 1954
Ohlmann, Friedrich  1866 - 1938
Hansen, Louis C.    Feb 8, 1898 - May 1, 1938
Hansen, Irene M.    Mar 27, 1903 - Sept 23, 1991
Muhlbach, Henry E.  Apr 23, 1895 - Nov 20, 1939
Muhlbach, Laura E.  Aug 20, 1900 - Mar 29, 1970
Ahrens, Elisa       Feb 9, 1963 - Feb 28, 1963
Ahrens, Leopold     Mar 19, 1863 - Nov 14, 1940
Arnold, Casper      June 17, 1869 - Feb 23, 1942
Arnold, Anna M.     July 24, 1876 - Sept 19, 1957
Ohlmann, Dietrich A.   Aug 8, 1879 - Nov 5, 1942
Ohlmann, Katherine M.  Jan 5, 1881 - July 7, 1954
Ahrens, Amanda  M.S.   Sept 13, 1905 - Mar 8, 1992


Row Four:
Ohlmann, Infant Daughter of Viola and Fred  July 1, 1933
Beckler, Arthur (no dates)
Ohlmann, Father  John H.      1872 - 1954
Ohlmann, Mother  Dorothea L.  1878 - 1959
Borgmann, Karl F.  Dec 3, 1883 - Mar 5, 1956
Ohlmann, Betty Jean      Dec 27, 1926 - Dec 11, 1956
Ohlmann, Willis Paul   Feb 18, 1924 - Dec 11, 1956  Married   Sept 25, 1948
Ostermeyer, Henry W.  July 26, 1887 - Oct 19,. 1957
Ostermeyer, Anna      Oct 4, 1891 - Aug 22, 1993
Meyer, Edwin F.     Oct 26, 1898 - Mar 8, 1961
Meyer, Wilhelmine   Sep 12, 1898 -  June 4, 1973
Meyer, Roy H.       May 8, 1933 - Oct 6, 1966
Arnold, Alvin V.C.  Sep 11, 1901 - May 24 1973

Row Five:
Schmidt, Alexander   1893 - 1945  WW1  1917 - 1918
Muhlbach, Fred A.    1897 - 1987
Muhlbach, Marie A.   1901 - 1946
Mathilda A. Otto     1927 - 1950
Moss, Ida       1886 - 1950
Moss, John C.   1884 - 1960
Reese, Laura    May 24, 1902 - Nov 7, 1952
Ostermeyer,  William   Dec 24, 1889 - Nov 25, 1952
Ostermeyer,  Lora A.   July 2, 1893 - Jan 27, 1989

Row Six:
Meyer, Larry, inf. Son of Ronald and Opal   Nov 1, 1963
Trubl, Patricia Ann, dau. of Roy & Vernetta     Nov 28, 1958 - Oct. 30, 1972
Arnold, Leonard C.   1905 - 1976
Arnold, Louise C     1908 - 1980
Ohlmann, Martin H.   Jan 7, 1900 - Oct 8, 1976
Ohlmann, Hulda       Jan 14, 1897 - June 16, 1977
Ohlmann, Paul F.     Mar 24, 1898 - Nov 4, 1978
Ohlmann, Martha M.   Aug 26, 1896 - Jan 17, 1993
Pope, Floyd F.       Jan 7, 1910 - May 25, 1979
Pope, Ruby Born      Nov 21, 1918 - June 2,  2003
Ostermeyer, Craig A.   Dec 30, 1958 - Set 29, 1979
Reese, Martin        June 20, 1897 - Oct 18, 1988
Kuster, Clarence W.  Nov 27, 1914 - Dec 14, 1998

Row Seven:
Hongsermeier, Edwin C.H.    Nov 19, 1910 - June 28, 1983
Hongsermeier, Sarah         May 20, 1912 - June 27, 2003
Arnold, Clarence E.         June 7, 1910 - May 6, 1989
Meyer, Anna C.      Mar 10, 1909 - Dec 28, 1988
Meyer, Oscar F.     Mar 29, 1907 - Aug 24, 1993
Reese, Minnie E.    Oct 9, 1898 - Mar 15, 1992
Reese, Herman E.    Oct 31, 1892 - June 10, 1989  WW1 Veteran,  Married  Nov 3, 1921
Muhlbach, Ella L. (Reese) May 25, 1907 - May 1, 1992
Muhlbach, Richard E.      May 20, 1904 - Sep 21, 1989
Baade, Hulda       Jan 21, 1903 - Apr 22, 1990
Baade, Clarence    May 6, 1905 - Dec 14, 1990
Niemack, Rodney L.        Feb 5, 1932 - Apr 5, 1994
Ohlmann, Elton M.         July 27,1928 - Jun 5, 2002
Ohlmann, Loretta L. (Lammers) Nov 20, 1930 - Mar 20, 2010
Klinkacek, Zella (Smith)  Dec 9, 1926 - Oct 18, 2001


Row Eight:
Quaring, Everett A.      Feb 24, 1912 - May 21, 1999

Names added from obituary information; exact location of grave not known:
PROCHASKA, Aaron Lee, Sep 20, 1976 - May 1, 2010
OSTERMEYER, Dale G. Jan. 4, 1929 - Nov. 30, 2011
TRUBL, Roy F.       May 18, 1922 - July 18, 2012

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The Fort Kearney Genealogical Society may have additional information from the cemetery record book.

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