Grim Cemetery

Ulysses, Butler Co., Nebraska

Photograph of Grim Cemetery gate.

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Photo courtesy of Donna Ellis & Marilyn Ramsay

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This Grim Cemetery Tombstone list was contributed by Gloria Woodruff, a resident and former librarian of Ulysses, NE.  Additional notes provided by Barbara Ryan-Baxter. Additional notes submitted by Donna Ellis & Marilyn Ramsay.

Grim Cem. Directions: From 2nd and "G" street in Ulysses, Nebraska (north side), take spur 12-C (paved) one mile east and turn left (north) on "K" road 2 1/2 miles on the right hand side. There is an "Historical Cemetery" marker on 12-C spur, put there by NE State Dept. of Roads  in 1986.

Grim Cem. History: Alexander and Amanda Zimmerman Grim, (a civil war veteran) deeded the SW corner NW1/4 of sec. 11-13-2 " to be a burial ground forever, for no other use" for the Grim Cemetery on August 18, 1875. It is a Pioneer Cemetery with Civil War Veterans, and possibly some Indian graves. It was left unattended for years, and was overgrown and vandalized.  Loran and Grace M. (White) Hoeft of Ulysses, Ne., undertook the huge clean up process.  On July 7, 1997, a reorganization took place at the Ulysses community Hall.  Officers were elected. a new constitution was made and filed with the Butler Co. Clerk at David City, NE.  The annual meetings are held on the first Monday of July at the Community Hall in Ulysses. Donations of mowing and cash have kept the Cemetery in good condition. A new gate was built and added, and a fence is planned, when funds are sufficient.

Grim Cemetery Board members [2000] are: Grace M. Hoeft (graciemarie@clarks.net), President, Darrell Shipley, vice-president, Secretary Lucy Wynegar, Treasurer De Lores Hood, and member at large, Harold Heins.

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DALLEGGE,  (see notes below)
Willie, son of F. W. & E.,--d. 6 Nov 1879, age 3 yr 14 da (view photo)
Friedrich A., son of F. W. & M., d. 8 Sep 1884, 20 yr 11 mo 27 da (view photo)
CUPLEAN,
Paul R., son of G. & E.,---d. 3 Dec 1879, age 16 yr 2 mo (view photo)
Note: CUPLEAN, Paul R. d. Dec. 3, 1879 - aged 16 yrs 2 mos - son of G. & E. Cuplean.  View plot showing the grave locations of: Friedrick & Eva Dallegge - right front in picture Willie Dallegge; Paul Cuplean & Frederick Dallegge - middle row-white stones Charles J. & Ella M Dallege - left side, low, flat red stone.  View plot for Fredrick A Dallege, Willie Dallege & Paul Cuplean: left to right - Fredrick A, Willie & Paul - white stones in front row of picture.
Note: CAROLINA SCHRANDT married: 1st) GUSTAF CUPLEAN; 2nd) FRIEDRICK W. DALLEGGE. Children known of Gustaf & Eva Carolina (Schrandt) Cuplean: Anna Mathilda; Ernest J.; Paul; 2 infants.  Anna Mathilda Cuplean married Theodor Friedrich Julius Wrede (the gr-grandparents of Donna Ellis and Marilyn Ramsay) Children known, of Friedrick W. Dallegge: Willimen; Herman; August H; Matilda B; Charles J; Willie; Augusta Carolina.
WYNEGAR,
John,---d. 22 Aug 1886, age 73 yr 6 mo 9 da
E1izabeth,---d. 26 Aug 1897, age 77 yr 3 mo 24 da
(Unreadable---d. 1891)
NEHLS,
Louis, b. geb den 15 Apr 1827--d. get den 1 Marz 1899
Minnie, wife of L.,---d. 23 Feb 1891, age 47 yr
Fred D., b. 2 Oct 1862---d. 25 Jun 1924
DORN,
J. Elmer,---d. 18 Jun 1893, age 26 yr 8 mo 12 da
Jacob,---d. 16 Jun 1895, age 56 yr,
CO G 83 ILL INF VOL INPT, GAR POST 73
Mary A., wife of Jacob, b. 21 Aug 1843---d. 5 Jun 1899
WEBER,
John E., b. 6 Feb 1841---d. 5 Oct. 1913
William C., father, b. 3 May 1877---d. 31 May 1956
Wilhelmine C. L., mother, b. 30 Jun 1886---d. 20 Nov 1930
Friedrich, son of Wm. & Minnie, b. 26 Sep lglo [?1910?]---d. 24 May 1912
Charley H., son of Wm. & Minnie, b. 15 Sep 1906---d. 3 Oct 1909
DALLEGGE,  (see notes below)
Charles, b. 1866---d. 1940  (view photo)
Ella M., b. 1871---d. 1945, (RNA) (see above)
Fredrik, father, b. 1819---d. 1906  (view plot) (view photo) (view marker)
Eva, mother, b. 1836---d. 1929 (view marker)
WHETSEL,
Frances E., b. 17 Sep 1895---d. 18 Apr 1899
PILLARS,
Ann E., b. 8 Dec 1837---d. 30 Jun 1918
Cornelius, b. 16 Dec 1836---d. 16 Apr 1905
KEMPER,
Wm.,---d. 2 Jan 1898, age 71 yr 4 mo 1 da
SHALLENBERGE,
Lottie, wife of Geo.,---d. 22 Dec 1872, age 33 yr 8 mo 28 da
VOGLER,
Julia A., wife of Herman, b. 1859 -d. 1925 [1st husband Samuel J. Woolsey]
WOOLSEY,
Samuel J., b. 14 Jan 1862--d. 6 Oct 1904 [wife was Julia who later married Herman Vogler]
(Children of Samuel J and Julia Niell Woolsey)
Arden T., son of S.J. & J.A.,---d. 1 Aug 1888, age 1 yr 6 mo
Ray, b. 29 Jul 1893---d. 18 Jan 1895 [son of S.J. & J.A.]
Stella, dau of S. J. & J. A.,---d 3 Apr 1891, age 1 yr 5 mo
DEWEY,
Babe, Wm. L. Dewey
Bessie L., dau of G. F. & G. C.,---d. 8 Aug 1886 age 4 mo 3 da
George F., b. 23 May 1857---d. 23 Jul 1930
C. Dewey, Mother, b. 16 Jul 1864---d. 28 Jul 1920 [Sister of Samuel J Woolsey 1862-1904]
DARNELL,
James, b. 25 Nov 1832---d. 8 Aug 1697 (No pain, no grief, no anxious fear, can reach the peaceful sleeper here), CO G 61ST ILL VOL INF.
Sumner, b. 16 Apr 1839---d. 13 Feb 1921, CO F 86 ILL INF
Eddie, son of S. & ____
Lewis, b. 4 Sep 1826---d. 15 May 1905, age 78 yr 6 mo 11 da
Zerelda, wife of Lewis,---d. 2 Oct 1890, age 63 yr 22 da
Clara Bell, wife of Charles, b. 25 May l871--d. Aug 22, 1899
Gladys,---d. 1898 [Also 2 babies of Sumner & J.D. Darnell]
GRIM,
Edgar, son of L.C. & R.,---d. 31 Sep 1882, age 11 mo 11 da
ZIMMERMAN,
T. J.,--d. 21 Jan 1885, age 77 yr 11 mo 22 da [Thomas Jefferson Zimmerman]
Rebecca, dau of T.J, 3 Aug 1888, age 20 yr 9 mo 12 da
GRIM,
Clara B., d. 26 Sep 1888, age 28 yr 4 mo 21 da
Mary E. dau of A. & A.F.,--d. 16 May 1871, age 1 yr 4 mo 28 da
Willie, infant son of A. & A. F.,---d 23 Aug
Alexander , b. 11 Jul 1826---d. 13 Apr 1898
Amanda F., b. 1 Feb 1836-~-d. 4 Feb 1912
Emma A., wife of Charles J., b. 20 Dec 1862,---d. 23 Oct 1909
Gretchan, b. 6 Apr 1885---d. 12 Dec 1886
Charles J., b. 11 Dec 1856---d. 6 Dec 1940
GEORGE,
Ellis Ellswortli, son of C. & C. A., b. 7 Mar 1873---d. 3 Nov 1878
MOON,
M. --- d. 16 Jan 1889, age 57 yr 8 mo 24 da (view photo)
HAWKINSON,
Caroline, wife of H. & G.,---d. 1 Nov 1885, age 33 yr 3 mo 2 da
WEBER,
Eddie, b. 28 Oct 1892---d 20 May 1697
Freddie, b. 11 Feb 1884---d. 17 May 1897
Frankie, b. 20 Mar 1888---de. 17 May 1897
Herman, b. 30 Jan 1895---d. 23 Jul 1899
Minnie wife of John b. 26 Oct 1848---d. 3 Feb 1895
WRIGHT,
Nora L., dau. of C.D. & E.M., d. 31 Dec 1890, age 1 yr 27 da JENSEN,
JENSEN,
Paul E., son of T. & S. C.---d. 1920, age 10 mo ? da
MILLER,
Arthur, infant son of A. & A.,---d.8 Oct 1876
Ada M., dau of A. & A.,---d 31 Aug 1872 -
DARNELL,  (see notes below)
Our baby
Samantha, wife of Daniel, d. 12 Oct 1877, age 25 yr 5 mo 13 da
Daniel, d. 30 May 1890, age 45 yr
WOLFE,
Henry, b. 31 Oct 1828---d. 20 Aug 1899
Mary, his wife, b. 3 Mar 1834---d. 12 Jan 1916
Walter, son of H. & M.,-d. 1 Aug 1875, age 5 mo
Rose, dau of H. & M.,---d. 20 Aug 1880,
Eva May, dau of H. & M.,---d. 23 Aug 1879, age 1 mo
Ida wife of J. D., b. 1873---d. 1935 (RNA memorial)
MOYER,
Joseph, …d. 2 Apr 1885, age 23 yr 1 mo 5 da
THURMAN,
Mary C., wife of W. A.,---d. 11 Sep 1885, age 32 yr 9 mo 11 da ___ (Patient, trustful, ever hopeful)
NELSON,
G. N., (footstone)
Emma, wife of G.W.,---d. 30 Sep 1877, age 72 yr
Charley, inf. son of G.W. & E. J.,---d. 30 Nov 1877
SMITH,
Orria,---d. 6 May 1890, age 22 yr 9 mo 3 da
DARNELL,  (see notes below)
Melinda, wife of L. L., d. 5 ___ 1886, age 83 yr

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Additional Notes by Barbara Ryan-Baxter

May 2001
I was so pleased and thankful to find the Grim Cemetery online where so many of my family is buried. My gr-gr-gr grandparents, Thomas Jefferson ZIMMERMAN (T. J. on the tombstone) b. 1808, and I believe it is his wife, Rebecca (LOWMAN) ZIMMERMAN found there along with members of my COMBS, THURMAN
and DARNELL families. T.J. and Rebecca's daughter, Amanda, married Alexander GRIM. In the transcription it has T. J., d. 21 Jan 1885, age 77 yr 11 mo 22 da and then Rebecca, dau of T. J., 3 Aug 1888, age 20 yr 9 mo 12 da.  Per family history, Rebecca (Lowman), wife of Thomas Jefferson ZIMMERMAN, was born on 21 October 1812 and died on 3 August 1888 and buried in the Grim Cemetery. Rebecca would have been 76 years of age at the time of her death. If Rebecca is a dau of T.J. he would have been 59 years of age at the time of her birth in 1867, which is possible, but my records show their last daughter, my gr-gr grandmother, Rachel Ann, was born in 1844. I believe that the Rebecca beneath T.J. is actually his wife, Rebecca. I have searched my Family Tree Maker for any ZIMMERMAN who would have been abt age 21 in August of 1888 and cannot find any who would qualify.

Eddie DARNELL is the son of Sumner William DARNELL and Rachel Ann (ZIMMERMAN, dau. of T.J. and Rebecca and sister to Amanda {ZIMMERMAN} GRIM). He was born 24 April 1874, died 10 September 1875.

My grandmother, Catherine Gertrude COMBS, was born in Ulysses on 21 November 1887 to William Franklin COMBS and Martha Jane (DARNELL). Per William's obituary: "In the spring of 1878 he came to Butler County and worked for George L. Smith of Ulysses. The following fall he entered employ of I. E. Doty doing railroad construction work. He became a permanent resident of Butler County in 1880. After marrying Martha J. Darnell in 1880 they moved to a farm in the Ulysses vicinity, lived there for 30 years and raised their family of four boys and three girls. After retiring from farm work in November 1916 they moved to David City."

Barbara Ryan-Baxter (Bjrb808@aol.com), May 2001

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Additional Notes by Donna Ellis & Marilyn Ramsay

"Dallegge, Fredrick, father 1819 1908
Dallegge, Eva, mother 1836 1929
Dallegge, Charles 1866 1940
Dallegge, Ella M. 1871 1945
Dallugge, Willie, son of F. W. & E. 6 Nov 1879 - age 3 yr 14 da
Dallugge, Friedrich A., son of F. W. & M. 8 Sep 1887 - 20 yr 11 mo 27 da
Note: Dallegge, Fredrick & Eva (tombstone) picture of their large tombstone at head of graves. Plots picture showing the grave locations of: Friedrick & Eva Dallegge - right front in picture. Willie Dallegge; Paul Cuplean & Frederick Dallegge - middle row-white stones.  Charles J. & Ella M Dallege - left side, low, flat red stone.

 Plots for Fredrick A, Willie & Paul - left to right -
Fredrick A Dallegge, Willie Dallegge & Paul Cuplean white tombstones in front row of picture.

CAROLINA SCHRANDT married: 1st) GUSTAF CUPLEAN; 2nd) FRIEDRICK W. DALLEGGE.

Children known, of Gustaf & Eva Carolina (Schrandt) Cuplean: Anna Mathilda; Ernest J.; Paul; 2 infants.

Anna Mathilda Cuplean married Theodor Friedrich Julius Wrede (the gr-grandparents of Donna Ellis and Marilyn Ramsay)

Children known, of Friedrick W. Dallegge: Willimen; Herman; August H; Matilda B; Charles J; Willie; Augusta Carolina."
submitted by Donna Ellis & Marilyn Ellis

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