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St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Melville, Saskatchewan

This cemetery is located approximately one mile north and one-half mile east of Melville on Highway No. 47. It has been kept up extremely poorly; approximately two-thirds of the burial grounds are now under thick willow and carragana brush. Thus considerable searching through the grounds for markers was required, and there is no certainty that all were found. Also, because the grounds were so overgrown, no attempt was made to record location of markers in rows or sections. Many wooden crosses were found rotted or charred; many other stones had fallen over; still other markers had been handcrafted in metal or concrete. Inscriptions were therefore sometimes difficult to read. Attempts at reading such inscriptions are given in brackets [ ]. Only names, relevant vital dates, places, and identifying information were recorded. Although a majority of the markers were in German, no attempt to transliterate information was made.

The earliest identifiable burial in the cemetery appears to be in 1907. The latest appears to be in 1946. Although St. Paul's Lutheran congregation in Melville is still quite active, the more recent burials have been in the Melville city cemetery. I would encourage anyone making use of this list to ask the congregation (as I have done) to make an effort to upgrade and maintain this historic burial ground. A small donation to the church, designated to this purpose, might bring about a higher priority being placed on this worthy project.

© D'Arcy Hande
August 1995

 Karolina Niebergall
1894-1910

 Ferd. Bader
B. 17 Aug 1850
D. 4 Nov 1913 in Regina Sask.

 Adam Hauser
1877-1911

 Adam Kitch
1898-1932

 Dorothea Miller
born Lagh
B. 1882
D. 5 Aug 1909
H. Miller*

Philip Andres
B. 15 Jan 1912
D. 23 Mar 1913

George Andres
B. 4 Dec 1913
D. 8 Mar 1915

 Barbara Kilbach
B. 2 May 1874
D. 21 Dec 1912
"mother and friend"

Wilhelm Dech
B. 13 Jun 1871
D. 15 Mar 1912
Elisabetha Dech*

Heinrich ___?___
B. 10 Mar 1859
D. __?__ May __?__
"Father"

Susanna M. Andres
B. 21 Jan 1909
D. 30 May 1911

 Geo. Phil. Besler
B. 23 Mar
D. 14 Apr 1920
[baby]

Pauline Reichenberg
B. 17 Sep 1912
D. 3 Nov 1912

 Fred Meyer
1837-1914

Harold Wolfe
1933-1934

RAHM

Theresia
D. 4 Oct 1928
Age 74 years

Joseph
D. 13 Oct 1914
Age 74 years

Luise Jesse
B. 17 Aug 1880
D. 13 Jul 1910
Gottlieb Jesse*

Maria Katharina Kendel
B. 6 Oct 1880
D. 17 Aug 1913

Jacob Harth
1842-1907

Maria Besler
B. 7 Jul 1903
D. 25 Apr 1911

Katharina Besler
B. 25 Aug 1906
D. 6 Feb 1909
"our children"

M. K. Yung
B. 1858
D. 25 Nov 1909
Jakob Yung*

John Harold
son of Mr. & Mrs. J.W. Schick
8 Aug - 17 Dec 1931

Katherine Weber
1854-1928

DAVIS

Dorothy

Irvin


daughter and son of
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Davis
[no dates]

Elizabeth Lindenbach
B. 6 Aug 1912
D. 1 Apr 1923

WELZ

John
1850-1912

Katharina
1850-1932

John J.
son of John & Agnes Graves
D. 16 Jan 1916
Aged 17 years & 8 months

Paul G. T. Hertz
B. 17 Aug 1915
D. 22 [Jan] 1922

Peter Wolf
B. 18 May 1893
D. 19 Dec 1915

WOLF

John
1843-1918

Barbara
(Schmidt)
1843-1918

WEBER

Marie
1885-1918

Mary
1906-1918

Baby Dorothy [no dates]

Filbims Bredy
B. 13 Apr 1846
D. 23 Oct 1915
in Melville, Sask.

Sophia Hahn
B. 9 Jun 1887
D. 12 Nov 1918

Barbara Gares
wife of Phillip Switzer
D. 28 Oct 1915
Aged 43 years

Helen Mary Weber
B. 19 Oct 1917
D. 10 Dec 1918

Christina Sastaunik
1884-1945

Ida Sastaunik
1884-1924

Teodor Kilbach
B. 7 Dec 1911
D. 19 Jan 1913 [or 1918?]
Heinrich Kilbach*

Rose Niebel
B. 17 Feb 1858
D. 23 Sep 1915
wife of Johan Niebel

LAY

Magdalene
1881-1945

Jacob
1874-1944

August Besler
B. 30 Dec 1896
D. 16 Aug 1915

HOEHN

Daniel
B. 6 Jun 1855
D. 5 May 1922
"Father"

Karolina
B. 21 Aug 1858
D. 8 Jul 1920
"Mother"

SASTAUNIK

Philip
1847-1923

Katherine
1845-1922

Friedrich Niebergall
B. 1857
D. 5 Aug 1913
Peter Niebergall*

P. Schofer
D. 3 May 1925
"mother/sister"

Marie Hermann
born Loewenberger
1868-1946

Julianna Meyer
born Tank
B. 9 Jul 1849
D. 3 Aug 1921

Karolina Porcher
born Rittaler
B. 10 Nov 1898
D. 11 Jan 1919

Jacob Popp
B. 14 Feb 1854
D. 9 Mar 1922

MULLER

Elisabetha
B. 9 May 1912
D. 11 Feb 1913

Fillip
B. 3 Nov 1910
D. 19 Nov 1910


Jacob Muller*

Otto Ernest Meyer
B. 15 Apr 1912
D. 6 Aug 1916

Barbara Hoffer
B. 6 Jun 1855
D. 6 Jun 1934

John Hoffer
B. 1852
D. 1923

Julies [sic] F. Mayer
B. 2 Mar 1873
D. 3 Dec 1923

Carl Hillworth
B. 15 Oct 1870
D. 3 Jan 1922

SCHAPPERT

Filipina
B. 4 Aug 1906
D. 16 Feb 1912

Peter
B. 15 Sep 1901
D. 10 Feb 1912

Johan
B. 25 Nov 1904
D. 10 Feb 1912

Adolf
B. 28 Mar 1908
D. 11 Feb 1912

Elisabeth
B. 27 Oct 1909
D. 5 Feb [1912?]
All children of Adam & Otilia Schappert

 Adam Young
1911-1923
son of Adam & Caroline

Fred Reichert
D. 29 Jun 1930
Aged 34 years

Maria E. Bjorgan
B. 14 Jan 1901
D. 26 Aug 1940

Andrew Yethon
1892-1939

Mar. Mann
B. 8 Mar 1914
D. 19 Oct 1938

Mary Mann
B. 16 Apr 1871
D. 23 Aug 1927
[very worn & hard to read]

H. Mann
B. Jun 1915
D. Feb 1944

Mike Mann
B. 12 Mar 1865
D. 28 Aug 1937
[very worn & hard to read]

Emma Gorz
B. 2 Nov 1901
D. 1 Jan 1924

Elfride Reinsoni
"IGAWENE KODU"
1895-1919

Alexander Eichelberg
B. 4 Aug 1903
D. 31 Jan 1923

Valentine Weber
1911-1922

Johann Busch
D. Apr 1926
Aged 46 years

Albert Leonard Meyer
B. 31 Aug 1924
D. 24 Mar 1925

John Kirshman
B. 17 Oct 1873
D. 6 May 1923

Evilynn Karius
B. 11 __?__25
D. 5 Dec __?__5

Johann Kendel
B. 13 Nov 1837
D. 16 May 1924

Maria Weber
1850-1928
"Mother"

John Nebel
B. 20 Jan 1860
D. 5 Nov 1930
"Father"

BESLER

Karolina
B. 18 Sep 1853
D. 8 Apr 1924
"Mother"

Jakob
B. 23 Mar 1853
D. 6 May 1924
"Father"

Anton Bieber
B. 23 Mar 1856
D. 25 Nov 1939

Magdalena Weber
1880-1943

Theodor Karius
B. 27 Feb 1906
D. 31 May 1921

Julius Karius
B. 2 Feb 1872
D. 30 Aug 1943

Auguste Karius
B. 20 Apr 1878
D. 3 Dec 1936

Kate Schindel
D. 10 May 1922
Aged 2 years

Philip Steffen
1872-1933

Eleanor Steffen
1878-1945

Philip Steffen
B. 3 May 1872
D. 24 Jun 1933

Eleanor Steffen
B. 7 Dec 1878
D. 18 Jun 1945

* Name inscribed at foot of tombstone inscriptions appears to be the person who erected the stone.

Surnames of those buried here are as follows:

Andres (3), Bader, Besler (6), Bieber, Bjorgan, Bredy, Busch, Davis (2), Dech, Eichelberg, Gares, Gorz, Graves, Hahn, Harth, Hauser (2), Hermann, Hertz, Hillworth, Hoehn (2), Hoffer (2), Jesse, Karius (4), Kendel (2), Kilbach (2), Kirschman, Kitch, Lagh, Lay (2), Lindenbach, Loewenberger, Mann (4), Mayer, Meyer (4), Miller, Müller (2), Nebel, Niebel, Niebergall (2), Popp, Porcher, Rahm (2), Reichenberg, Reichert, Reinsoni, Rittaler, Sastaunik (4), Schappert (5), Schick, Schindel, Schmidt, Schofer, Steffen (2), Switzer, Tank, Weber (8), Welz (2), Wolf (3), Wolfe, Yethon, Young, Yung.


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