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Fish Creek or Salem Church Cemetery
Scotia, NE

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Greeley County, Nebraska - Fish Creek Cemetery [aka Salem Church Cem.] 
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Archives by Susanne Milbourn. Census taken: 11 October 2000 
[6/2003 Shirley Gillespie Moore contributed five photo links and plot map]
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Location: This cemetery is located on Highway 22, approximately 
four miles east of Scotia. At the entrance gate of the cemetery is a 
marker with this inscription: 
"Dedicated to the Ministry of the Salem (Fish Creek) Church. April 28, 1892 
- Organized as the Fish Creek Class; Services first held in sod schoolhouse 
October 20, 1892 
- Dedicated first church building as the Salem Evangelical Church October 20, 1929 
- Dedicated, enlarged and remodeled church 1946 
- Evangelical and United Brethren united then became the Salem Evangelical 
Brethren Church April 23, 1968 
- Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist united, then became the Salem 
United Methodist Church June 30, 1996 
- Last worship service held as the Salem United Methodist Church July 1, 1996
- Church, personal property and land sold to the Mennonites."
Additional information about the church and its earliest members can be 
found in "A History of the Settlement of Scotia and Vicinity," by 
Gladys Meyer, Joan Meyer and Mynne Meyer (1973), available at the Nebraska 
State Historical Society in Lincoln.
Names are listed in the order read. 
SURNAME        Given Name      Date of Birth   Date of Death  Notes 
-------------- --------------- --------------- -------------- ----------------------- 
SAUTTER        Anna M          1876            1942           Mother 
SAUTTER        George A        1868            1959           Father 
EVERRET        Louis           Age 21 days "Budded on earth To bloom in heaven" 
WEGNER         Wilhelmine      Mar 15, 1840    June 2, 1927 
WEGNER         Wilhelm         Mar 25, 1842    June 6, 1929 
SCHOEMAKER     Anna            Aug 1, 1846     Sept 20, 1915  Mother "Gone Home" 
SCHOEMAKER     Henry C         Mar 6, 1877     Oct 16, 1901 
SCHOEMAKER     Martin          Sep 27, 1841    Oct 13, 1924   Father 
BISKEBORN      Clara E         1884            1904 
LOCKER         John Louis      1820            Feb 21, 1905   Born in Baden, Germany "Here I lay my burden down, Change the cross into the crown" 
MEYER          Ellen M         July 30, 1904   Oct 31, 1905   Dau of H H & E R Meyer "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world" Baby Oct 24, 1896 Son of H & E Meyer "Baby is gone but not forgotten" Johnie ? 1 Dec 1899 Alter 8 days Sohn von H H & Emma Meyer Herman H 1856 1925 Father Emma R 1864 1925 Mother 
SCHILLING      John J          Jun 6, 1855     Dec 21, 1892   Father "Our Father has gone to a mansion of rest From a region of sorrow and pain, To the glorious land by the deity blest, Where he never can suffer again" Aged 37 yrs, 6 mos, 15 days 
SCHILLING      Lucy            Dec 15, 1854    Aug 27, 1926   Mother 
SCHILLING      Fred H          Sep 3, 1883     Mar 20, 1910 
WEGNER         Lucy            1870            1949           Mother "At Rest" 
WEGNER         Herman          1863            1940           Father 
FILLINGER      John            Oct 30, 1877    July 26, 1913 
WEGNER         Mary E          1892            1946 
WEGNER         Harry W         1890            (No date) 
BORDEN         Alfred T        Feb 26, 1886    Aged 81 yrs, 2 mos, 20 days Father "At Rest" 
GRIFFITH       John T          Aug 23, 1891    Aged 19 yrs, 9 mos, 9 days Son of B F & M J Griffith 
GRIFFITY       M Nettie        July 15, 1894   Aged 13 yrs, ? ? ? Dau of B F & M J Griffith (This stone is quite worn; there is a verse inscribed, but most is unreadable.) 
HEPP           Anton           May 10, 1842    Apr 15, 1896   Co D 20 Ind Inf GAR Veteran marker "Sleep father dear and take your rest God called you home He thought it best" "In my father's house are many mansions" 
Anton HEPP, headstone on the Virtual Cemetery:
http://www.genealogy.com/VG/00/00/16/70/38/0000167038/index.html
[HEPP]         C H            (small stone marker, only) 
Christina Margarethe Neffle HEPP, headstone on the Virtual Cemetery:
http://www.genealogy.com/VG/00/00/16/70/37/0000167037/index.html
HEPP           Walter A       ?Nov 24, 1886    Aged [5 yrs, 3 mos, 18 days] Son of Mr & Mrs Hepp 
Walter A. HEPP, headstone on the Virtual Cemetery:
http://www.genealogy.com/VG/00/00/16/70/34/0000167034/index.html
WEGNER         George          May 24, 1904    Aug 6, 1913    "Beautiful, lovely, he was but given a fair bud to earth to blossom in heaven" 
WEGNER         Carl Louis      1869            1940           Father 
WEGNER         Christena A     1878            1955           Mother "Gone but not forgotten" 
MILLER         Frederick       Feb 10, 1828    Mar 2, 1892    "Our father has gone to a mansion of rest To the glorious land by the deity blest" 
MILLER         Louisa P        July 8, 1831    July 18, 1896  Wife of F Miller "I sleep in Jesus, blessed sleep.....(unreadable)" 
BROX           Mary L Brox Johnson 1863        1944 
BROX           John C Brox     1858            1906 
JOHNSON        Edwin L         1862            1916 
HETZLER        Mary            Nov 2, 1900     Aged 68 yrs 
DAUDT          Arthur Henry                    ?7 Apr 1899    Sohn von ? & A T Daudt Alter 8 jahre, 4 monate, 24 tage Verse unreadable 
MAXWELL        Sarah Mosby Maxwell (No dates) Wife of Martin Maxwell 
RODGEN         Eugene          1845            1929           Father 
RODGEN         Pauline         1846            1916           Mother 
RODGEN         Anna            1881            1887


Plan of Burial Ground
of the Salem Church of the Evangelical Association situated ...

North side 182 feet wide
This space [gray] is 16 1/2 feet wide [one rod]

Plot Map
                     
  57 58 59 60 61      62      63  
  56 55 54 43 52      51      50  
  43 44 45 46 47      48      49  
  Geo Sautter
42
Harry Wagner
41
Shettler
40
E. Rogers
39
38      37      36  
    10 foot alley        
  J.S. Shoemaker
29
A. Fillinger
30
P. Griffith
31
Maxwell
32
H. Daudt
33
     34      35  
  L.E. Guoron
28
H. Wagner
27
A. Hepp
26
J. Hetsler?
25
W. Simmermon
24
     23      22  
  Wm. Wagner
15
J. Shilling
16
L. Wagner
17
J.C. Brox
18
Henry Mellon
19
     20      21  
  M. Shoemaker
14
H. Meyer
13
F. Miller
12
11 10       9       8  
  J. Biskeborn
1
Lewis Lockner
2
3 4 5       6       7  

South side forming Public Road 182 feet wide
The Lots are all 17 feet square
with 5 foot alley between
based on old plot illustration submitted by Shirley Gillespie Moore


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