NAME OF CEMETERY: Dry Creek Catholic Cemetery PRECINCT, COUNTY, STATE: Midland Pct., Colfax County, Nebraska LEGAL DFSCRIPTION: SE Quarter, Section 35, Twp. 19, Range 3 RECORDED BY: Roberta Vrba, Schuyler, Nebr. 1975-1976 Richard J. Makousky, Omaha Nebr., June 1976 CONSOLIDATED & RETYPED BY: Margie Sobotka - Omaha, Nebr., Sept. 26, 1976 INDEX OF NAMES Clines, James P 1 Clines, Johanna P 1 Dvorak, Josef P 1 Dworak, Frantiska P 1 Dworak, Jan P 1 Hobza, Antonio P 1 Hobza, Matej P 1 Houfek, Josef P 1 Kment, Anna P 1 Kment, Hellen P 1 Kinent, Infant P 1 Kinent, Infant P 1 Koci, Marije P 1 Krenek, Martin P 1 Krenek, Rozalie P 1 Krula, Anna P 2 Krtila, Veronika P 2 Kudera, Karel P 2 Kudera, Maria P 2 Kuzel, Alois P 2 Kuzel, Anna M. P 2 Kuzel, Cyril P 2 Kuzel, Prantisek P 2 Kuzel, Judith J. P 2 Kuzel, Marie P 2 Maly, Frantiska P 2 Maly, Jan P 2 Nekut, Katerina P 2 Papousek, Fran P 2 Papousek, Natous P 2 Popelka, Antonia P 2 Popelka, Frantisek P 2 Sedlacek, Adolf P 3 Unmarked graves Vobornik, Child of John P 3 Dvorak P 3 Kovar P 3 Rubes P 3 Sudik P 3 Zmotany P 3
The Dry Creek Cemetery in located SE Quarter, Section 35 Town- ship 19, Range 3, East of the 6th P.M. 8 miles north on State Highway #15, 1 mile East, and 1/2 mile north of Schuyler, Nebraska. The following list of burials at Dry Creek were recorded by Richard J. Makousky on June 1976, and Roberta Vrba in 1975 and 1976. Consolidated and retyped from information of both recordings by Margie Sobotka, Onaha, Nebraska. Janee Clines, son of M & J Clines Died 21 April 1877 aged 3 months Johanna Clinee, wife of Michael Clines Died 9 April 1880 aged 34 years Josef Dvorak 1854 1929 Frantiska Dworak, Mother Died at age 60 years 15 Dec 1832 5 June 1892 Jan Dworak, Father Died at age 82 years 16 June 1822 5 Mar 1904 Antonie Hobza 18 May 1832 16 Jan 1909 Matej Hobza 23 Feb 1824 8 Nov 1880 Josef Houfek 6 May 1816 17 March 1878 Anna Kment 1886 1916 Hellen Kment 15 May 1908 12 Nov 1915 Infant Kment, son of Mr. & Mrs. John Kment born and died 14 Oct 1915 Infant Kment, son of J & A Kment Born and died 15 March 1907 Marije Koci, born in Viltovanek, Moravia 1810 18 July 1895 Martin Krenek Age 86 y 6 m 8 d 21 Oct 1820 29 Apr 1907 Rozalie Krenek Age 64 y 2 m 17 d 16 Feb 1825 3 May 1889
Page 2 - Dry Creek Cemetery Anna Krula 26 Dec 1869 26 Sept 1898 Veronika Krula 9 Dec 1833 6 Aug 1896 Karel Kudera 7 Sept 1850 10 March 1907 Maria Kudera 23 Aug 1857 25 July 1924 Alois J. Kuzel, Father 1878 1939 Anna M. Kuzel 16 Dec 1883 18 Jan 1920 Cyril Kuzel, Father 1849 1940 Frantisek Kuzel 7 Oct 1890 21 Mar 1908 Judith J Kuzel, Mother 1879 1967 Marie Kuzel 1855 1912 Frantiska Maly 24 Sept 1847 19 Aug 1942 Jan Maly 27 Dec 1850 2 Jan 1946 Katerina Nekut 19 Nov 1806 21 March 1885 Fran Papousek 1846 1927 Matous Papousek 1842 1899 Antonia Popelka 1849 1934 Frantisek Popelka, born in Presovice, Moravia 10 Oct 1849 4 Oct 1900
Page 3 - Dry Creek Cemetery Adolf Sedlacek 1852 1906 Unmarked graves - information from the book ‘History of Czechs in Nebraska' by Rose Rosicky, page 437 Child of John Vobornik Children of the following: Dvorak Rubes Kovar Sudik Zmotany Dry Creek Cemetery in Midland Precinct, Colfax County, Nebraska, was established on February 12, 1876, in a meeting held at the home of John Kovar, who donated 5 acres of land for that purpose. Kovar, born in Kolec, Moravia, May 12, 1834, had come to the com- munity of Dry Creek in the year of 1874 accompanied by 5 sons, Edward, Frank, John, Anton, and Joseph. He owned 120 acres of land north of Schuyler and so his gift of 5 acres may have seemed just a small portion of land to him, but to other settlers in the area who felt the need for both a burial plot and erection of a house of worship, it was an important 5 acres. Other founders of the cemetery association besides John Kovar, were Frank Polak, Martin Svacina, Jacob Krula, Matej Dobry, Vaclav Sudik, Felix Sevcik, Joseph Valenta, Joseph Krenek, Martin Palik, John Vobornik, and Joseph Houfek. The following were elected trustees: John Kovar, Matej Dobry and Vaclav Sudik. Later as news of the association spread and more families came to the area the following also joined: Joseph Hajek, Karel Benes, Joseph Riha, Frank Dvorak, Frank Cech, John Nozicka, John Dvorak, Joseph Krejci, Joseph Coufal, John Zahradnicek, Cyril Kuzel, Martin Ryget, Anton Votava, Jacob Mares, Frank Roupetz. At first the cemetery association was inter-denominational until 1879 when members began to state their religious preferences and divided into two major groups, Catholic and non-Catholic. At that time some dissension arose and got worse when the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Church was built in 1881. The ruling majority which were Catholic decided that all who did not belong to the church lost their membership in the cemetery association and their burial rights. As a result, many of the bodies were re- moved and re-burial took place at other cemeteries which were either strictly Protestant or inter-denominational.
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