ELK CREEK CEMETERY


This is a public cemetery and is accessible from the road.  From Ansley, Custer County, Nebraska travel on Hwy 183, south, for 11 miles.  At the gravel road (there is a sign here announcing the turn off to Cumro) turn and  go 3/4 of a mile east.    This cemetery is fenced in and has a large archway over the gate leading inside.  The name Elk Creek Cemetery is written across the top of the arch.  There is a marble sign in the southeast corner of the cemetery that reads;

"In memory of all unmarked graves
Elk Creek Cemetery
Established Nov 22, 1887
Land donated by Howard Rood"


Arritt, __. A. 1891 (this is a homemade stone - there appears to have been an initial in front of the A., but it has been chipped away)


Bramer, Edwin Phillips,  Feb 10, 1897 - Apr 11, 1985;  Lena E. A.,  Oct 17, 1900 - Apr 25, 1997

Bramer, Wesley Eugene, Feb 7, 1936 - Dec 10, 1962

Bramer, Merlyn Charles, son of Edwin & Lena Bramer, Feb 26, 1939 - Sep 27, 1940

Bramer, Deanna Darlene,  "Our Angel",  dau. of Ken & Sherry, March 19, 1988


Devish, Frank, 1854 - 1903

Devish, Fannie, 1852-1930

Devish, Charles,  1889-1899

Devish, Frank,  1885-1931  (these four stones are place in a row near the one stone following.  they appear to be for the same people - although the dates don't match correctly and the name is spelled differently)

Divis, Frank,  "Father", died August 28, 1903, Aged 51 ys 11 ms 7 ds;  Charley, died Feb 27, 1899, Aged 10 ys 9 ms;  Fannie, "Mother", died June 8, 1930, Aged 76 ys 10 ms 5 ds;  Frank, "Brother",  died Dec 7, 1931, Aged 41 ys 6 ms 21 ds  (all 4 of these were on the same stone - this stone is older than the above four)


Lee, Arlene M., Daughter,  July 28, 1924 - June 2, 1981

Lee, Andrew E.,  Apr 9, 1894 - Nov 18, 1976; Hulda A.  Oct 12, 1895 - Mar 12, 1992)


Porath, Reinhard, Apr 5, 1860 - July 6, 1934; Amelia, Dec 10, 1872 - Oct 13, 1939

Porath, Samuel, Jan 23, 1897 - Dec 2, 1897

Porath, Leland H.,  Jan 25, 1942 - Jan 27, 1987

Porath, Lawrence, 1914-1914

Porath, Alton D.,  Dec 19, 1937


Rohde, Rosa Minnie, Jan 5, 1889 - Aug 23, 1889

Rohde, Albert J.,  Jan. 19, 1866 - May 4, 1946;  Minnie,  July 22, 1865 - Mar 10, 1911

Rohde, Herman Frank, 1891-1931

Rohde, Christlieb, Dec 14, 1827 - Jan 14, 1910

Rohde, Henrietta,  Mar 25, 1838 (no other date shown at all appears to be missing a death date)

Rohde, Otto H.,  Feb 2, 1873 - Mar 16, 1960

Rood, Wilbert E., son of H. E. and D. A. Rood, born Aug 9, 1886, died Feb 23, 1887

Rood, Sarah, wife of W. H. H. Rood,  born Nov 7, 1827,  died July 15, 1899  "Gone but not forgotten"


Samp, Lute M. 1879 - 19__ (date was not completed - only the 19 is carved into the stone) - Update:  Lute Samp is not buried beside his wife, Luella.  He died 09 September 1966 in Caldwell, Canyon, Idaho, and is buried there in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. with his second wife. (Information provided by Ardie Grimes)

Samp, Luella J.  1886 - 1935 - Update: Luella Josephine "Ella" Roeder Samp was born 12 January 1886 in Grant Township, Norton County, Kansas  to William & Augusta Voss Roeder and died on 12 May 1935.  She married Luther Louis M. "Lute" Samp on 23 March 1905 in
Norton County, Kansas. 
Her sister, Elsie Roeder married George Samp, who was Lute's brother.  They are buried in the Broken Bow cemetery.(Information provided by Ardie Grimes)


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