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The Mennonite-German Springs Cemetery

Alfalfa County, Oklahoma


Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Paul & Verla Blackledge


Surveyed by Kay Summers & Verla Blackledge Submitted by Paul & Verla Blackledge


To get to the Mennonite-German Springs Cemetery, from 3 miles south of Manchester on State Highway 132, go west for 5.25 miles on McClain Road /or/ from the intersection of State Highways 132 and 11, go west for 7 miles to north on County Road 720 for 10 miles, then east on McClain for 1.75 miles -- cemetery is on the south side of the road.
If you have additional information about The Mennonite-German Springs Cemetery, please contact area coordinator.

The following used with permission, Cherokee Strip Volunteer League, "Alfalfa County Oklahoma Cemeteries": The Mennonite-German Springs Cemetery is located in Section 35 Township 29N Range 9W in Alfalfa County.

The German Springs Mennonite Church was the first Mennonite church to be established in the Cherokee Outlet. The sign at the cemetery has a date of 1894. The church struggled in the beginning, but later prospered because crops improved. The church burned in about 1926 and was never rebuilt. Eli C. and Barbara (Bechtel) Yoder donated two acres of land from the NE corner of their claim on November 30, 1920. The church was on the east acre and the cemetery on the west acre. Her father, J. W. Bechtel, was the first burial in the cemetery. A cemetery board was formed Memorial Day, 1978, and a maintenance trust fund established when they realized relatives might not always be around to take of the cemetery.


LOT NO.
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
BIRTH
DEATH
NOTES
Row 3, Lot 11 Angle Dela Aug. 23, 1896 Aug. 23, 1896 See photo Dau. of L. & N. A. Angle
Row 3, Lot 10 Angle Melgian M. Aug. 21, 1895 Aug. 22, 1895 See photo Son of L. & N. A. Angle
Row 1, Lot 1 Bailey Maggie Estella 1891 1903 See photo
Row 13, Lot 16 Bechtel J. W. Dec. 10, 1830 Oct. 9, 1896 See photo
Row 6, Lot 6 Bennett Charles E. Nov. 19, 1868 July 3, 1954 See photo
Row 6, Lot 3 Bennett Inez Leota Dec. 7, 1900 Jan. 9, 1963 See photo
Row 6, Lot 4 Bennett Joseph Elwin "Shorty"
April 20, 1894 Feb. 27, 1960 See photo Oklahoma PVT US Army
WWI
Row 6, Lot 7 Bennett Olive A. Aug. 24, 1868 Nov. 6, 1925 See photo Wife of Charles E. Bennett
Row 6, Lot 8 Bennett W. Calvin July 15, 1899 Feb. 13, 1970 See photo
Row 6, Lot 5 Bennett Walter V. Nov. 7, 1906 April 14, 1907 See photo Son of C. E. & O. A. Bennett
Row 10, Lot 4 Brown Alvin W. Oct. 10, 1874 June 28, 1953 See photo
Row 10, Lot 3 Brown Jessie E. May 19, 1883 Sept. 24, 1967 See photo
Row 6, Lot 1 Bryant Betty N. March 10, 1928 Dec. 17, 1947 See photo Granddaughter of Elwin & Inez Bennett
Row 6, Lot 2 Bryant Infant Daughter     See photo
Row 8, Lot 2 Clark Author R.   May 15, 1901 See photo Son of G. A. & L. E. Clark
Aged 10y 2m 21d
Row 2, Lot 7 Conklin Edna (Potter) July 21, 1907 Dec. 22, 1981 See photo Married Dec. 15, 1949
Irven Richard Conklin
Row 2, Lot 8 Conklin Irven Richard April 22, 1909 Jan. 7, 1976 See photo
Row 5, Lot 4 Crabb Eli M. 1839 1902 See photo
Row 11, Lot 13 Croskey Ellsworth R. March 13, 1877 Oct. 21, 1927 See photo
Row 11, Lot 10 Croskey Emma M. July 11, 1834 March 22, 1916 See photo Wife of John Croskey
Row 11, Lot 9 Croskey John Dec. 8, 1831 Feb. 9, 1914 See photo
Row 11, Lot 10 Croskey John Albert May 2, 1902 June 21, 1902 See photo
Row 11, Lot 12 Croskey Leao Basil Feb. 14, 1907 April 22, 1911 See photo
Row 11, Lot 8 Croskey Michael C. 1857 1941 See photo
Row 6, Lot 15 Dowell E. E. Dec. 11, 1901 Nov. 23, 1903 See photo
Row 6, Lot 14 Dowell H. E. Aug. 25, 1904 July 4, 1905 See photo
Row 7, Lot 5 Drumm John C. Feb. 4, 1838 April 18, 1907 See photo
Row 7, Lot 4 Drumm Mary Ann Jan. 18, 1841 Oct. 24, 1917 See photo
Row 4, Lot 6 Fielder Harry E.   May 9, 1895 See photo Aged 6y 7m 14d
Row 4, Lot 5 Fielder Lilly   March 25, 1895 See photo Aged 24d
Row 4, Lot 4 Fielder Lottie   Dec. 29, 1897 See photo Wife of Charles Fielder
Aged 27y 10m 28d
Row 4, Lot 2 Finuf Debby Jane Sept. 9, 1866 Nov. 15, 1955 See photo
Row 4, Lot 1 Finuf George W. June 26, 1863 Dec. 30, 1941 See photo
Row 4, Lot 3 Finuf Minnie Dec. 17, 1895 March 6, 1944 See photo
Row 3, Lot 6 Hess Antone 1901 1964 See photo
Row 1, Lot 6 Hess Armister L. 11-11-1932 03-17-2008 See photo
Row 3, Lot 4 Hess Augusta 1863 1932 See photo
Row 1, Lot 6 Hess Betty L. March 23, 1940 Dec. 27, 1995 See photo
Row 3, Lot 1 Hess Emil Sept. 25, 1835
Germany
May 30, 1909 See photo
Row 3, Lot 3 Hess Julius H. Aug. 15, 1865 May 17, 1925 See photo
Row 1, Lot 2 Hess Oswald
June 1, 1895 Feb. 15, 1956 See photo Oklahoma PVT 21 Evac Hosp
WWI
Row 3, Lot 2 Hess Pauline March 20, 1840 July 25, 1921 See photo Wife of Emil Hess
Row 1, Lot 4 Hess Rockey Lee Feb. 1, 1957 Sept. 12, 1960 See photo
Row 1, Lot 3 Hess Sarah Feb. 12, 1908 Oct. 17, 1942 See photo
Row 3, Lot 5 Hess Walter Jan. 8, 1893 Jan. 31, 1909 See photo Son of Julius Hess
Row 1, Lot 5 Hess Walter Lee
June 20, 1930 Oct. 12, 2003 See photo CPL US Army
Korea
Row 5, Lot 10 Jones Infant     Infant of Nora Jones
Row 11, Lot 7 Jones Lora C.   June 30, 1901 See photo Aged 32y 10m 8d
Row 9, Lot 2 Kreie Arthur May 7, 1900 May 7, 1900 See photo Twin Son of G. K. & E. I. Kriee
Row 9, Lot 1 Kreie Oscar May 7, 1900 May 7, 1900 See photo Twin Son of G. K. & E. I. Kriee
Row 3, Lot 7 Kuhns Abraham Jan. 13, 1876 Nov. 12, 1904 See photo
Row 3, Lot 9 Kuhns Magdalene (Slabaugh) June 16, 1847 Dec. 20, 1925 See photo
Row 3, Lot 8 Kuhns Samuel July 12, 1843 Jan. 12, 1918 See photo
Row 8, Lot 1 Landreth Thomas F. Sept. 8, 1901 Nov. 1, 1903 Son of A. L. & A. A. Landreth
Row 8, Lot 1 Leath Willis   March 3, 1897 See photo Son of H. A. & O. E. Leath
Aged 1y 8m 3d
Row 6, Lot 16 Leith Edna Alyce Jan. 20, 1903 Jan. 30, 1903 See photo
Row 6, Lot 16 Leith Gertrude Jan. 2, 1899 Jan. 28, 1899 See photo
Row 6, Lot 16 Leith William A. Nov. 27, 1838 Jan. 28, 1920 See photo
Row 11, Lot 2 Leslie Anna M. 1861 1930 See photo
Row 11, Lot 1 Leslie William T. 1854 1932 See photo
Row 11, Lot 1 Liebman Caroline May 29, 1837
Germany
Sept. 3, 1900
Oklahoma
See photo
Row 10, Lot 2 Main Benjamin F. June 20, 1900 March 31, 1982 See photo
Row 12, Lot 11 Main Clarence D. Jan. 14, 1899 May 7, 1981 See photo
Row 12, Lot 8 Main Doryl D. Feb. 16, 1925 Feb. 20, 1926 See photo
Row 10, Lot 1 Main Gladys F. Dec. 13, 1901 Jan. 13, 1996 See photo Married May 1, 1923
Benjamin F. Main
Row 12, Lot 10 Main Hazel N. (Potter) Nov. 9, 1895 Dec. 13, 1976 See photo Married Oct. 2, 1917
Clarence D. Main
Row 12, Lot 9 Main Violanta V. Jan. 4, 1919 Feb. 2, 1923 See photo
Row 7, Lot 8 Minten E. L. June 13, 1896 Aug. 8, 1896 See photo
Row 10, Lot 7 Minten Eliza E. 1841 1921 See photo
Row 7, Lot 7 Minten Franklin H. March 26, 1902 July 19, 1902 See photo Son of J. S. & L. J. Minten
Row 7, Lot 9 Minten J. F. Aug. 20, 1900 Sept. 13, 1900 See photo
Row 10, Lot 8 Minten Joseph Aug. 8, 1838 July 14, 1900 See photo
Row 7, Lot 6 Minten William W. May 25, 1895 Aug. 24, 1907 See photo Son of J. S. & L. J. Minten
Row 8, Lot 5 Pantil Elza M. Oct. 14, 1896 Oct. 23, 1896 See photo Son of G. M. & L. E. Pantil
Row 5, Lot 9 Potter A. L. March 1, 1835   See photo
Row 5, Lot 1 Potter Claude A. 1898 1940 See photo
Row 12, Lot 6 Potter Elizabeth M. Nov. 22, 1859 April 28, 1949 See photo
Row 2, Lot 6 Potter Elmer S. 1863 1953 See photo
Row 2, Lot 9 Potter Ernest A. Sept. 28, 1890 March 12, 1928 See photo
Row 12, Lot 7 Potter Francis M. Dec. 8, 1857 April 17, 1928 See photo
Row 12, Lot 7 Potter Frank E.
June 14, 1896 Sept. 1, 1975 See photo PVT US Army
WWI
Row 5, Lot 2 Potter George E. 1860 1947 See photo
Row 5, Lot 10 Potter Infant     See photo Infant of E. A. Potter
Row 11, Lot 6 Potter John A. May 19, 1883 Oct. 17, 1910 See photo Son of F. M. & E. M. Potter
Row 7, Lot 3 Potter Lloyd Chalmer May 22, 1919 Jan. 10, 1921 See photo Son of Frank & Mae Potter
Row 7, Lot 3 Potter Martha Jane   May 20, 1897 See photo Wife of A. L. Potter
Aged 62y 2m 28d
Row 5, Lot 3 Potter Milla A. 1867 1939 See photo
Row 5, Lot 11 Potter Nellie D.   July 17, 1895 See photo Dau. of E. S. & N. E. Potter
Aged 8m 22d
Row 2, Lot 5 Potter Nina Elouise 1866 1927 See photo
Row 7, Lot 2 Potter Ola Mae Feb. 15, 1897 June 13, 1949 See photo
Row 13, Lot 1 Rethorst Edith E. Oct. 13, 1885 Jan. 18, 1967 See photo Married Feb. 14, 1906
Hugo E. Rethorst
Row 13, Lot 3 Rethorst Harold E. Dec. 15, 1908 Feb. 7, 1920 See photoSon of Edith & Hugo Rethorst
Row 13, Lot 2 Rethorst Hugo E. Oct. 27, 1881 Feb. 14, 1955 See photo
Row 10, Lot 5 Ritter Clara Jane   Jan. 13, 1901 See photo Wife of J. D. Ritter
Aged 19y 4m 27d
Row 11, Lot 4 Sauer Carl 1831 1916 See photo
Row 11, Lot 3 Sauer Elizabeth 1841 1923 See photo
Row 8, Lot 3 Sauer Vernie W. Aug. 28, 1898 Aug. 23, 1899 See photo Son of H. & L. Sauer
Row 2, Lot 3 Schmidt Amanda M. Oct. 2, 1878 Jan. 29, 1924 See photo
Row 2, Lot 4 Schmidt Henry 1868 1959 See photo
Row 5, Lot 6 Sherman Alma E. 1865 1920 See photo
Row 5, Lot 7 Sherman Alonzo Nov. 26, 1884 Jan. 10, 1911 See photo
Row 5, Lot 5 Sherman Edwin 1860 1937 See photo
Row 5, Lot 5 Sherman Ralph   June 18, 1897 See photo Son of E. D. & A. E. Sherman
Aged 16y 1m 16d
Row 13, Lot 8 Smith Fredrick O. Jan. 13, 1878 May 15, 1950 See photo
Row 13, Lot 7 Smith Karl H. March 3, 1914 Aug. 3, 1952 See photo
  Smith Mary Ellen (Wells)     See photo
  Smith Ralph R.   09-18-1923 See photo
  Smith Raymond L.   05-11-1922 See photo
Row 12, Lot 3 Warner Alfred J. March 23, 1919 Aug. 18, 1986 See photo
Row 11, Lot 5 Warner Doris Lorene June 10, 1915 July 1, 1917 See photo Dau. of Walter & Vola Warner
Row 12, Lot 3 Warner Erma C. Dec. 16, 1929 Feb. 26, 1996 See photo
Row 12, Lot 5 Warner Vola B. April 5, 1880 April 23, 1938 See photo Children
Howard, Esther, Ethel,
Carroll, Doris, Alfred
Row 12, Lot 4 Warner Walter F. Nov. 11, 1880 May 12, 1963 See photo
Row 8, Lot 4 Wells Eddie   June 14, 1899 See photo Son of J. L. & M. E. Wells
Aged 1y 9m 10d
Row 13, Lot 4 Wells John W.     See photo
Row 13, Lot 4 Wells Wesley     Son of J. W. Wells
Row 6, Lot 10 Williams Ada I. J. Dec. 7, 1903 April 8, 1904 See photo Dau. of J. B. & Iona Williams
Row 6, Lot 12 Williams Iona A. 1875 1948 See photo
Row 6, Lot 11 Williams Joseph B. 1862 1944 See photo
Row 6, Lot 13 Williams Sara 1897 1948  
Row 6, Lot 9 Williams Thomas C.   Nov. 23, 1900 See photo Son of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Williams
Aged 1y 3m 8d
Row 12, Lot 11 Yoder B. Ruth Jan. 9, 1911 Nov. 23, 1991 See photo
Row 13, Lot 14 Yoder Barbara May 17, 1868 Sept. 17, 1906 See photo Wife of E. C. Yoder
Row 13, Lot 12 Yoder Earl R. Feb. 15, 1895 Oct. 15, 1916 See photo Son of Eli & Barbara Yoder
Row 13, Lot 13 Yoder Eli C. Nov. 23, 1860 Dec. 19, 1942 See photo
Row 2, Lot 1 Yoder Elizabeth Jan. 23, 1852 Jan. 5, 1926 See photo
Row 13, Lot 15 Yoder Francis Aug. 30, 1906 Aug. 30, 1906 See photo
Row 2, Lot 2 Yoder Moses H. May 27, 1833 June 12, 1911 See photo
Row 12, Lot 11 Yoder Opal M. Sept. 14, 1917 April 11, 2000 See photo
Row 11, Lot 16 Zink Bernard 1860 1916 See photo
Row 11, Lot 14 Zink Joseph F.
Sept. 21, 1903 Oct. 24, 1966 See photo Kansas PVT 743 Tank BN
WWII
Row 10, Lot 6 Zink Lillie 1896 1910 See photo
Row 11, Lot 15 Zink Lodema 1878 1961 See photo
Row 12, Lot 12 Zink Mary L. 1911 1917 See photo



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