JANESVILLE CEMETERY


 This is one of the oldest cemeteries in Custer County, Nebraska.  It is located 2 ½ miles southeast of Berwyn - on the north side of Highway 2 and the Burlington Northern railroad tracks.

The land for this cemetery was purchased from James Dinwiddie for $10.00 an acre and was to be called Janesville cemetery ground.  The first meeting of the cemetery board was held on Nov. 18, 1885 and consisted of the following people:  Thomas Jeffery, Henry Hogg, Nels Lee, C. D. Helms, R. P. McKnight, James Hopkins, James Dinwiddie, James McCrea, J. M. Hull, H. Weaklin, L. C. Price, J. C. Scribner, J. M. Hale and J. T. Russell.  These men agreed to share the expenses of surveying and plotting the above named ground.

Later a five-wire fence was placed around the two east tiers of the cemetery lots.  The lots were to sell for five dollars a lot and could be paid for by work and fencing the lots.  From time to time the fences were moved and changed until now there is a fence on all sides of the cemetry with a gate on the west.

In April of 1917 a three acre plot of land - which joined the original cemetery - was purchased from Mrs. J. F. Russell for twenty-five dollars.  This land began at the northeast corner of the orginal cemetery, then north in line with east line of present cemetery for sixteen rods, then west at right angles to within 33 ½ feet of center line running north and south through Section 26, Range 19, then parallel with said line to center line running east and west through said section, then east to point of beginning.  Each person was to be assessed one dollar to help pay of fence and posts with labor to be donated.

Early in the year of 1925, sparks from a Burlington train set fire to the grassland which burned over the cemetery ground and burned some of the trees.  For damages from the fire, one hundred fifty dollars was received from the railroad.  A fire guard was later plowed around the cemetery to help protect it from future damage by fires.

There are no exact records but it is thought that several of the first burials in the cemetery were those of small children who died during a diphtheria epidemic in 1885-1886.

According to records, only two lots in the orginial cemetery have not been sold, but several of those lots that had been purchased are without markers.

Known unmarked graves will be listed at the end of this index.
 
 


Allen, Richard P.,  1886 - 1964

Allen, Myrtle Mae, born Sept 27, 1897 - died April 21, 1946,  "Gone but not forgotten"

Allen, Dorothy M.,  1919 - 1932

Allen, Walter W.,  1888 - 1940

Allen, Clara Luella,  dau. of G. W. & N. J. Allen, born Apr 22, 1879 - died Oct 17, 1891,  "His love is a awarded in a golden crown, his travel stained garments are all laid down, and clothed in white raiment, she rests on the mead where the lamb loveth his children to lead";  George W.,  died Jan 20, 1907, aged 71 years

Allen, Iva Merle,  1893 - 1926,  "Asleep in Jesus"

Allen, Billie R.,  Oct 25, 1927 - Jan 1, 1986;  Betty J., "Baby",  June 11, 1953;  Dona J.,  Dec 13, 1931 - ____

Allen, Nancy J., "Mother",  1853 - 1936

Allen, Dessia,  Mar 22, 1881 - May 14, 1929;  Edward L.,  Nov 10, 1875 - Sep 7, 1945


Ball, Alpha,  Dec 20, 1899 - Feb 8, 1907

Ball, Fredy,  Mar 13, 1894 - May 21, 1894

Ball, Hanah J.,  Aug 7, 1890 - Apr 21, 1901

Bellis, Rev. Richard,  1837 - 1921

Bellis, Nancy Jane,  1848 - 1928

Best, Mildred M., "Mother",  1919 - 1989

Billiard, Gloria J., infant dau, 1926

Bowman, Henry L.,  Oct 12, 1885 - Sept 9, 1951

Breeding, Jay, son of Wm. S. & M. E. Breeding,  died May 8, 1893, Aged 11 ys 10 ms 7 ds

Burk, John W., died Feb 13, 1894, Aged 72 yrs 9 m & 18 ds

Burnett, Joseph S., "Papa",  1870 - 1974

Burnett, Charlotte E., "Mama", 1862 - 1938

Burnett, Esty Donald,  April 21, 22, 1934, "Our Darling";  beside that stone is one that reads:  Pearl P., "Son",  1886 - 1910;  beside that:  Mary P., "Mother",  1851 - 1889;beside that:  Elias, "Father", 1837 - 1919

Burnett, Mary P., wife of Elias Burnett, died Oct 12, 1889, aged 38 ys 10 ms 15 ds, "A loving one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, that never can be filled"

Burnett, Floyd A., Oct 6, 1925 - June 16, 1991;  Gladys P.,  Sept 16, 1920 - ____

Burnett, Leota L., "Ma",  May 8, 1912 - ____; Alfred P., "Pa",  Nov 30, 1903 - Aug 23, 1971


Clark, infant dau.s. of Edgar and Lillian, (no dates - next to this stone is a plain cement stone with no writing on it)

Close, Lawerance, son of I. B. & R. E. Close,  died Nov 29, 1904,  Aged 7 m & 6 d,  "Our darling",  "Baby"

Cox, Libbie E.,  1860 - 1929

Cox, Avalo,  Nov 21, 1897 - Apr 2, 1971;  Mary Codr Moody,  Nov 28, 1907 - Nov 3, 1997;  Jo Anne Irs,  Apr 19, 1935 - Apr 19, 1935

Cross, May H.,  died May 19, 1894, Aged 20 ys 3 ms 15 d,  "Farewell"


Daniels, Colwell T.,  died Dec 12, 1897, Aged 61 y 8 m 12 d,  "Not lost, blest thought, but gone before where we shall meet to part no more; another link is broken in our household band, but a chain is forming in a better land"  (behind this stone is a government stone that says:  Corp'l  C. T. Daniels, Co D  3 MO Cav

Davidson, James,  Nov 14, 1855 - Sept 10, 1941;  Mary A.,  Dec 25, 1859 - July 24, 1936

Davidson, Nathaniel,  died Dec 28, 1891, Aged 62 y 1 m 8 d, "In memory of"

Davidson, infant, son of H O & A B Davidson, born June 4, 1886

Davidson, Henry O., Sept 5, 1864 - Mar 29, 1940

Davidson, Ruth L.,  1907 - 1991;  Nate,  1881 - 1958

Davis, Edward F., "Father",  1857 - 1946;  Lena J., 1858 - 1948

Davis, M. Edith Hogg,  1901 - 1941;  Clarence E.,  1902 - 1978;  Martha E. Roberts,  1917 - ___, iron marker in front of this stone reads:  United Methodist minister

Davis, Lola June, dau of Edward & Leona,  June 4, 1933 - Jan 31, 1935

Dinwiddie, large stone with only Dinwiddie on it - in front of this stone is a smaller stone that reads: Ilene Dinwiddie Murphy, Feb 17, 1917 - Jan 18, 1975;  there is another stone in front of the large Dinwiddie stone that reads:  Robert, "Grandfather",  1812 - 1893;  next to that is a stone that reads:  Robert A.,  1884 - 1885;  next stone reads:  Dinwiddie, Corp. Ray,  Co F 20th Infantry 1893 - 1921, American Legion marker;  next stone reads:  James, "Father",  1855 - 1923;  the rest of these are behind the large stone:  Florence Glyn Eddy,  Aug 1, 1889 - Jan 11, 1978 and on same stone Richard Dexter,  Apr 25, 1888 - Apr 30, 1978;  next stone:  Auchmoedy, Callie Anne,  Nov 12, 1967 - Aug 25, 1982, "Our beautiful girl"


Eaton, Harold Harvey,  Feb 6, 1914 - Jan 27, 1922,  "Sleep on Harold dear, take thy rest, God thee home, he thought it best"

Edney, Mary, born  Dec 20, 1832 - died Nov 4, 1922, "Rest in peace"

Elwood, Dolly, died July 4, 1889, Aged 4 days

Elwood, James Morris,  died March 8, 1888, Aged 4 yr's 8 da's,  "Meet me in heaven"

Elwood, Jennette M.,  May 20, 1857 - Nov 10, 1922;  James M.,  Aug 6, 1848 - Dec 10, 1928

Evans, Ada S.,  1869 - 1945;  George W.,  1867 - 1940

Evans, Walter E., "Father", 1889 - 1939

Evans, Sterling,  Aug 7, 1834 - Oct 14, 1910,  "Dearest father, thou hast left us and our loss we deeply feel, but tis God that has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal;  Mary J.,  Sep 7, 1835 - Nov 17, 1923, "Gone but not forgotten"


Fleebe, Vessie Evans,  July 20, 1911 - July 11, 1946

Foote, George,  died Mar 15, 1898, Aged 82 ys 7 ms 18 ds "Asleep in Jesus"

Forrest, Robert, born Aug 5, 1846 - died Dec 18, 1905

Foster, Byron Ross,  June 2, 1952 - Nov 9, 1997;  Carol Jean,  Oct 1, 1944 - _____,  married May 13, 1978

Foster, Cheryl K.,  Mar 28, 1948 - ____, daughter of Lyle R. & Wanda Foster

Foster, Lyle R.,  May 26, 1919 - Nov 21, 1990, Sgt US Army, World War II;  Wanda E., wife of Lyle R. Foster, Feb 24, 1923 - _____,  married Dec 1, 1944


Gleason, James E., son of Charlie & Clara A. Gleason, born 1883 - died Jan 9, 1896 (this stone is in the McCrea plot)

Glidewell, (this is a large stone with nothing else on it, there are three small stone beside it as follows)  Archer,  1844 - 1926;  Judith D.,  1851 - 1925;  Blanch E.,  1894, Age 10 months


Haggard, (no name or other info on this stone)

Harsin, Emma M., wife of Elza Harsin, died Sep 26, 1884, Aged 24 yrs 9 mo 10 da

Hatfield, Anna M.,  1861 - 1950;  Andrew J.,  1854 - 1931

Henman, Thomas Lee, son of D. A. and Vesta Henman, died Mar 8, 1883, Aged 9 y's 2 mo 25 d

Hering, Albert E.,  Dec 19, 1887 - Jan 11, 1950, Nebraska PVT., 335 Infantry, 89 Div., World War I

Hering, Lorna L.,  Feb 9, 1913 - Apr 2, 1992

Hinkley, Goldie M., dau. of J. & S. L. Hinkley,  died Aug 24, 1901,  Aged 12 ys 22 d

Hinkley, A. Russell,  1869 - 1907

Hogg, Henry,  died Oct 21, 1904,  Aged 69 y 5 m 26 d;  Mary, died Sept 23, 1898, Aged 62 y 6 m 7 d;  infant son of H & M R Hogg,  died July 15, 1898;  infant son of H & M R Hogg,  died Apr 30, 1904,  Aged 1 day

Hogg, Mary,  May 22, 1864 - Apr 17, 1936;  Henry,  Nov 6, 1860 - Feb 17, 1948, "Our children, Janet, Edith, Walter"

Hogg, M. Edith,  Mar 22, 1901 - April 11, 1941

Holman, infant son of R J & A,  died Jan 13, 1907, Aged 2 mos 2 ds,  "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven"

Hopkins, Arthur,  1904 - 1941, "My darling boy"

Hopkins, Clara, "Mother",  Nov 26, 1883 - Jan 11, 1960

Hopkins, Hannah, "Mother",  died May 31, 1907, Aged 28 yr 8 mo 13 da

Hopkins, Alfred E.,  Mar 29, 1855 - June 3, 1927;  Mary E.,  May 28, 1867 - Sept 10, 1956  "Gone but not forgotten"

Hopkins, Aro,  July 24, 1896 - Feb 22, 1897;  Beulah,  Mar 28, 1899 - Apr 17, 1900  "Asleep in Jesus, Blessed Sleep"

Hopkins, James, died July 25, 1892, Aged 69 yr 9 mo 27 da

Hopkins, Hazel, aged 69 yrs 9 months 25 days

Hull, John M., Feb 20, 1829 - Aug 12, 1900


Jeffrey, John, died Apr 21, 1886, Aged 77 years;  Jessie, his wife, Aug 16, 1873, Aged 71 years

Jensen, Hazel M.,  Feb 19, 1901 - Apr 5, 1985;  J. "Pete",  June 30, 1901 - Mar 20, 1980, married Oct 2, 1922

Jones, Maggie,  died July 18, 1890, Aged 37 yrs 2 ms 2 ds (on the McManical stone)


Kelley, Jay,  1923 - 1939

Kelley, Robert R., son of Peter & Phebe Kelley,  died Aug 28, 1892, Aged18 ys 2 ms & 20 ds  "In the midst of life we are in death"

Kelley, Lavisa J.,  May 22, 1888 - Nov 5, 1969;  Fred J.,  Mar 12, 1883 - Apr 13, 1962

Kimes, Inf. son of T. M. and K. Kimes,  born May 9, 1904


Lewis, Sarah E.,  died Sep 25, 1901, Aged 64 ys 9 ms & 17 ds,  "Will you come to my grave when my spirit is fled and beneath the green sod I am laid with the dead, when the heart that loved you is turning to day and in Calvaries cold dews I am passing away"


Matheson, Lola V.,  1890 - 1980

McCrea, Diana, "Mother",  born Jan 6, 1847 - died May 19, 1908;  James, "Father", died May 29, 1906, Aged 71 ys 8 ms 17 ds, GAR Veteran 1861-1865 marker,  "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

McCrea, (large stone with nothing else on it)  to the left of the large stone is a small stone that reads:  Nellie M.,  1883 - 1978;  to the right of the large stone is a small stone that reads:  George L.,  1881 - 1921

McCrea, Doris H.,  Jan 20, 1915 - Feb 15, 1921

McManical, Margaret,  born Nov 4, 1817  (that's all that's carved on the stone);  John, died Sept 14, 1891, Aged 76 yrs 8 ms 18 ds;  Jones, Maggie, died July 18, 1890, Aged 37 yrs 2 ms 2 ds

McManical, Margaret,  died Sep 14, 1891, Aged 76 years 8 months 19 days

McRae, George W.,  Jan 12, 1852 - Feb 16, 1941;  Margaret,  Mar 13, 1853 - July 4, 1928

Miller, George C.,  Sep 19, 1886 - Feb 4, 1950

Miller, Jas. B.,  Co C, 4 IA. Inf. (no dates)  Civil War Veteran 1861 - 65 marker

Miller, Bettie A., wife of J. B. Miller, died Nov 7, 1905, Aged 52 yr 23 da, "A loved form is absent, a voice we loved is stilled, a place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled";  Agnes,  died Aug 1, 1894, Aged 5 mo 19 da

Miller, Frank, "Uncle",  Oct 26, 1855 - Jan 10, 1955

Miller, Minnie J.,  1884 - 1978;  A. W. "Pat",  1882 - 1966


Oakes, Thomas M., "Father", 1860 - (no date carved);  Tillie J., "Mother",  1868 - 1928

Oakes, Hazel, 1897 - 1923, "Our loved one at rest"


Penniston, Belle Henman, "Mother",  1853 - 1942

Penniston, Joseph, "Father",  1855 - 1939


Rapp, Roy,  1890 - 1919

Rapp, Robert G.,  1886 - 1926

Rapp, Peter,  Sept 13, 1850 -  Sep 17, 1932;  Minnie M.,  Aug 22, 1880 - Apr 25, 1886;  Hannah R.,  Aug 18, 1857 - Sept 2, 1908

Rapp, infant, 1921 - 1921, mortuary marker

Roessler, William L.,  April 2, 1845 - July 14, 1919;  Minnie C., his wife, Aug 2, 1848 - Sept 22, 1908

Roessler, August E.,  died April 24, 1903,  Aged 30 yrs 6 ms 2 d;  Schwaar, William E.,  died Oct 11, 1890, Aged 33 yrs 8 mos 15 ds

Russell, (large stone with nothing else on it)  beside the large stone is a small stone that reads:  Joseph F., "Father",  1851 - 1925; and then on a small stone on the other side of the large stone:  Cordelia, "Mother",  1851 - 1934

Russell, infant dau of J F & C,  died Aug 5, 1885

Russell, Jay D., son of J F & C Russell, died Dec 17, 1885, Aged 6 ys 8 m 1 d


Salsbury, Nora. E., dau. of J & L Salsbury, died Jan 4, 1887, Aged 12 y 10 m & 23 ds

Saulsberry, Jno.,  Co H  33rd Wis Inf

Schwaar, William E., (no dates)

Schwaar, William E., died Oct 11, 1890, Aged 33 yrs 8 mos 15 ds (this is carved on the August E. Roessler stone)

Spencer, Eliza, wife of I. D. Spencer, died Feb 25, 1905, Aged 77 ys 4 mo 6 d;  Ira D.,  died Jan 23, 1905,  Aged 84 y 5 m 12 d

Stark, Ida M.,  wife of J. J. Stark,  July 7, 1878 - Nov 11, 1918,  "Asleep in Jesus"

Stark, Levi,  Jan 16, 1852 - June 6, 1928

Stark, Elmer E.,  died Feb 8, 1904, Aged 76 yr 8 mo 14 days

Stark, Sarah L.,  died Dec 5, 1902, Aged 78 ys 1 mo

Stark, Eele,  died July 2, 1901, Aged 29 ys 4 ms 18 d

Stark, Deborah,  Oct 2, 1842 - April 25, 1914

Stark, Sarah Elizabeth, Oct 22, 1858 - Dec 17, 1910;  William James,  Nov 5, 1849 - Dec 24, 1927,  married Mar 19, 1876

Stark, Elder,  died Feb 8, 1904, Aged 26 ys 8 ms 14 ds


Talbot, Benjamin J.,  "Father",  Dec 7, 1850 - Aug 27, 1909;  Minerva H., "Mother",  Dec 7, 1857 - Aug 31, 1945

Talbot, Ralph W.,  Aug 23, 1875 - Jan 24, 1887

Talbot, Eathel L.,  Feb 14, 1887 - Mar 31, 1887

Talbot, Benjamin J.,  Sept 15, 1890 - Mar 31, 1891

Talbot, Birdie M.,  Sep 16, 1882 - Oct 27, 1899

Templin, John O.,  Dec 3, 1954 - _____;  Bernice G.,  Sep 12, 1925 - ______;  Martin O.,  June 6, 1918 - June 16, 1991;  Ronald D.,  Mar 7, 1957 - ______


Vinnedge, Irma M., dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Abner V. Vinnedge,  died Dec 15, 1918, Age 3 yrs 9 ms 16 ds

Vinnedge, Abner A., "Father", 1883 - 1959;  Georgia F., "Mother", 1883 - 1959


Weeaklin, Winnie, son of H & M,  died Nov 26, 1885, Aged 5 y 3 m 26 ds, "The precious gem of life hath in an early ___ died"

Weeaklin, Mattie, dau. of H & M,  died Nov 22, 1885,  Aged (unreadable)

Webb, Charlie,  Aug 19, 1893 - Aug 7, 1895

Webb, Charley C.,  died Jan 11, 1898, Aged 20 ys 9 ms 27 ds,  "Now tis thee dear mother, the angels await, the Saviour is smiling from yonder bright gate, I go from thy bosom this heaven of love, to rest in the arms of my Saviour above"

Welch, Claudie R.,  died Feb 9, 1903, Aged 5 ms 5 ds,  "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven"

Wolosevich, Sophia,  1909 - 1995, mortuary marker

Wright, James B.,  died Aug 8, 1907, Aged 11 yr 11 ds

Wright, Joseph H.,  1873 - 1927

Wright, Rosa B.,  1872 - 1945

Wright, James F., "Father", 1851 - 1930;  Amelia, "Mother",  1857 - 19(no year)


Yeadon, Edward W., "Father", 1861 - 1935;  Cora E., "Mother",  1871 - 1955

Yeadon, Carl,  Dec 10, 1891 - June 29, 1960, Nebraska Cpl  Btry F  331 Field Art, World War I

Yeadon, Charlotte M.,  wife of Durward,  Jan 14, 1912 - Dec 8, 1996;  Durward,  TFC US Army, World War II,  May 27, 1915 - May 4, 1996, married June 29, 1941


Unmarked Graves

Flebbe, Kenneth Ray,  8 Feb 1908 - 30 Apr 1990. (He died in Prescott Valley, Yavapai, Arizona but is buried in Janesville with no headstone.  This information was submitted by Laura Flebbe, wife of his grandson.)


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