KINGSBURY CEMETERY


This is a public cemetery and is accessible from the road.  Travel 2 miles west of Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska - on gravel road by the rest home - and then 1 ¼  mile north.  It is located in Delight Township - the land for the cemetery was given by the Kingsburys.  Charles G. Kingsbury died January 10, 1887 at the age of 53 years and was the first official burial. The cemetery was laid out in lots and on June 1, 1887, it was examined and approved, signed by George T. Ricker, Ira C. McConnel, Chas. D. Engels, D. E. Sprouse and William Engels,
Board of Trustees; Frederick Schreyer, clerk.  There are 160 lots each 20 x 20 and a strip of land to the north.  It was at the top of the hill of this strip that the Evangelical church was built and later moved into Callaway.


Anderson, G. G., Co. E 25th Iowa Inf. Vet. 1861-65 (Lot 48 northeast ¼ is registered to him), Civil War marker


Bennett, Edgar,  (Lot 84 is registered to him)

Bennett, Cora Mabel,  1892 - 1898,  mortuary marker

Brittan, Clifford (south ½ of lot 4 registered to him.  2 babies of Clifford Brittan are buried here along with 2 babies of Walt Brittan.) (comment:  Two Brittan babies were buried in Kingsbury before there was an undertaker or hearse in town.  Mrs. Florence (Decker) Young wrote that her father took them to the cemetery in his buggy.)

Browitt, William O., (Lot 6 registered to him - possible stone here)

a small unmarked stone and a small grave outlined with cement
are on this plot


Christensen, Ova M,  1914 - 1914  (Lot 150)

Christensen, Valaire M,  1926 - 1928 (Lot 150)

Christensen, Chriss,  April 29, 1891 - Aug 24, 1903  (Lot 150)

Christensen, James P., "Father",  Sept 27, 1850 - June 11, 1895  (Lot 150);  Marie,  his wife, "Mother",  Dec 14, 1851 - March 20, 1917  (Lot 150)

Courtier, John L. Sr,  1822 - 1893, mortuary marker in cement (Lot 2 registered to him)

Cudaback, (Lot 151 is marked Cudaback on the map.  It is thought an infant of Almond Cudaback is buried in this lot.)


Douglas, J. J., (Lot 47 - south ½ is registered to him)  He was buried here then moved to Rose Hill Cemetery.


Engles, Caroline, "Mother", wife of David, born Aug 15, 1815 - died Sept 14, 1902  (Lot 157);
David, "Father", born Feb 25, 1812 - died Oct 18, 1886  (Lot 157)

Engles, Chas., (Lot 5 registered to him)


Halverstadt, S. H., Co. H. 115 th Ohio Inf. 1861 - 65 (Lot 47 north ½ is registered to him)

Hewer,  Jospeh Lawrence, son of Jos. & Martha Hewer, died Nov 17, 1898, Aged 20 yrs 9 m 25 d  (Lot 37)

Hewer, William Francis, son of Joseph & Martha Hewer, died March 30, 1891, Aged 19 yrs 4 ms 22 ds  (Lot 37)

Hickenbottom, Mary G., dau. of R. E. & L. G. Hickenbottom,  Jan 28, 1900 - Oct 3, 1900  (Lot 38)  (comment:  she was a twin of Mrs. Edmund (Mamie Hickenbottm) Lichtengerger.)

Hines, Thomas, (Lot 33 registered to him)


Kingsbury, Chas G.,   died Jan 10, 1887, Aged 53 years,  "Dust to its narrow house beneath, Soul to its place on high, They that have seen they look in death no more may fear to die"
(Lot 1)


LaFleur, (Lot 46 - north ½ - is registered in this name - the bottom ½ of a stone is here {LaFleur} but now names - definite gravesite)


McConnell, Ira C.,  born April 17, 1838 - died Nov 23, 1909, mason symbol on stone, Civil War 1861 - 1865 marker,  (Lot 124)

McConnell, Edna M., dau. of I. C. & Pauline, died Mar 30, 1883, Aged 12 yrs 10 m 28 das, "Gone but not forgotten"  (Lot 124)

McConnell, Lucy B., wife of G. O. McConnell,  Dec 17, 1875 March 12, 1894  "Half way over the river and Jesus is with me",  "We shall meet again"  (Lot 124)

McConnell, Earl, son of G.O. and Dora McConnell, Sept 16, 1902 Dec 4, 1902 (Lot 124)  (comment:  G.O. McConnell was first married to Lucy - after her death he married her sister Dora)

McKinney, Mary E.,  1880 - 1922, mortuary marker in cement

Medearis, Andrew, born Dec 22, 1889 - died Jan 2, 1899 (Lot 83);   Florence, born May 11, 1898 - died Feb 3, 1899  (Lot 83);  children of J. S. & Isabelle Medearis

Melius, baby,  1888 - 1888 mortuary marker in cement

Michael, Clifford C., son of Dr. L. & E Michael, died Aug 14, 1889, Aged 8 ms 4 ds "None but God knows how we miss him"  (Lot 76)

Michael, Emma, wife of Dr. L. Michael, born Apr 15, 1867 - died Sept 10, 1890 (Lot 76)

Miller, Jennie, wife of J. J. Miller  1861 - 1889 (Lot 80)

Moore, Anson Phelps, son of A. & Alice E. Moore,  born Nov 5, 1889 - died Nov 5, 1890 (Lot 45)

Moore, Phelps (Lot 45 - north ½ registered to him)

Moran, "Little Edward", son of J. and M. A. Moran, died July 11, 1887, Aged 1 yr & 3 das (Lot 36)

Murphy, children of O.C. & E.A. Murphy;  Owen C., died Aug 19, 1900, Aged 6 yr 2 mos 18 das  (Lot 86);  Verne C., died Dec 27, 1884, Aged 2 yr 11 mo 21 d  (Lot 86)


Norbury, infant,  (no dates)

Norbury, Thomas (south ½ of Lot 35 registered to him)

Nowlin, E. B., Co. I  2nd Ill Cav. (Lot 34)


Pearce, Carl, son of B. F. & M. T. Pearce, died July 29, 1900, Aged 10 ys 1 mo 16 da  (Lot 78)

Posten, Ivan H., born May 17, 1908 - died Jan 1, 1909, Aged 7 m 15 d  "Our Darling"  (Lot 119)

Posten, infant (Lot 119) marker with no name or date, between Ivan and Clara

Posten, Clara, "Mother"  1872 - 1936, (Lot 119)

Posten, Henry S.,  1861 - 1951  (Lot 119)

Posten, nephew  (Lot 119) unmarked


Robertson, George, died Aug 10, 1891, Aged 71 yrs 5 m,  "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord"  (Lot 158)

Ricker, Arabella,  May 12, 1853 - May 17, 1917 (Lot 117)

Ricker, G. T., Co. K  8th Ill. Cav.,  no dates, Civil War 1861 - 65 marker  (Lot 117)

Ricker, Maggie, dau. of G. T. and Arabella, died Dec 22, 1897, Aged 18 yrs 3 m 12 d  (Lot 117) "At rest"


Savage, Elias P., died Oct 22, 1898, Aged 81 y 5 m 25 d (Lot 45 - south ½ registered to him)

Schneringer, inf of Lottie,  (Lot 116)

Schneringer, Lottie A., wife of M. Schneringer,  died Nov 1, 1885, Aged 21 y 9 m 6 d (comment:  was first wife of M. E. Schneringer - died in childbirth and was first buried west of the golf course on M. E. Schneringer's place and then moved to Kingsbury later.) on Alva Sprouse stone  (Lot 116)

Schneringer, (Lot 115 - three children of M. E. & Gertie Schneringer were buried here, but were removed and taken to Rose Hill Cemetery.)

Schreyer, Walter, Apr 6, 1889 - Mar 14, 1900, Aged 10 ys 11 ms 8 ds, "Gone but not forgotten"  (Lot 118)
Schreyer, Addie,  Aug 16, 1866 - Nov 25, 1918  (Lot 118)

Schreyer, Alfred,  March 31, 1863 - Feb 16, 1941  (Lot 118)

Schreyer, Frederick, born Jan 11, 1826 - died Dec 23, 1914, "At rest", Civil War1861-65 marker  (Lot 123);  Anna M., born April 1833 - died Oct 21, 1882 (comment:  actually buried on Schreyer homestead on river bank)  (Lot 123);  Hulda, Aug 8, 1866 - Aug 3, 1892  (Lot 123)

Selby, Stella, dau. of Isaac & Mattie I Selby, born Feb 11, 1896 - died Aug 5, 1898  (Lot 85)

Smith, Frank, ( a brother to John S. Smith, believed to be buried in this lot - 4)

Smith, John S., (north ½ of lot 4 registered to him)

Southard, Amanda, wife of G. W. Southard, died May 21, 1893, Aged 61 y 10 m & 3 d  "Dearest Mother, thou has left us and thy loss we deeply feel  But 'tis God that has bereft us He can all our sorrow heal Yet again we hope to meet thee when the day of life has fled when in heaven with joy to greet thee where no farewell tears are shed"  (Lot 83)

Sprouse, David E.,  Co G   89 Regt Ill. Inf,  1821 - 1891, GAR marker  (Lot 116)  Sprouse, Mary, wife of David Sprouse (Lot 116)

Sprouse, Carl, born July 18, 1869 - died July 22, 1899,  "the vacant place, the empty chair, We see them day by day And oh! it fills our hearts with care, Since our loved one went away"  (Lot 116)

Sprouse, Alva, son of D E & M Sprouse, died Febr 6, 1890, Aged 23 yrs 3 m 22 da  "A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled."  (Lot 116);  Jos W., died April 11, 1888, Aged 28 y 1 mo 1 day  "In memory of my beloved husband"  "He lived a true Christian life."  (Lot 116)  {comment:  Joseph had T. B. - Consumption as it was known there.  After his death his wife took their two sons - Ernest and Arthur - and went back to Iowa.};  Lydia,  born March 5, 1862, Aged 7 ms 18 d (Lot 116
someone has penciled in a note that says - not buried here)

Stapleman, Herman (according to his obit he was buried in this cemetery in 1901)

Stevens, Levi, 1843 - 1896  (Lot 85)

Stimson, (Lot 114 registered to this name - a cement edged grave is here)

Stimson, Harla Collins,  June 14, 1853 - Feb 17, 1902


Thornburg, Chas D., (Lot 44 - north ½ registered to him)  (Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Thornburg and two babies were buried somewhere near Callaway and presumed to be in Kingsbury Cemetery.  This taken from a letter written by Mrs. Florence (Decker) Young.)

Thornburg, three gravesites of infants of Ote and Blanche Whaley, one infant was a twin of Lorraine.


Vollenweider, inf son of H & Lydia, no dates (Lot 82)


Whaley, Matilda,  Aug 16, 1846 - Mar 28, 1897  (Lot 156)

Whaley, Chas. D.,  Co. G. 129 Ill. Inf., Civil War  1861 - 65 marker (Lot 156)

Whaley,  (Lot 156 - three gravesites that are the infants of Ote and Blanche Whaley)  C.O. and Blanche dau. 1915, son 1907, son 1909

Whipple, William, "Father", 1861-1917  (Lot 3)

Whipple, Nelson, Co. B. 207 Pa. Inf., Civil War 1861-65 marker (Lot 3)

Whipple, Gandis,  wife of Nathan, died June 15, 1887, Aged 65 y 2 m 10 d  "Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh"  (Lot 3)

Whipple, Emma E,  1896 - 1918,  mortuary marker in cement (Lot 39)

Wood, Charles, May 25, 1858 - Aug 25, 1910  (Lot 77)

Wood, Lurana L., wife of Chas. Wood, died Apr 11, 1900, Aged 48 yrs 2 ms 4 ds  (Lot 77)


Yates, James, (Lot 46 - south ½ is registered to him)


Back To Cemeteries
Home