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Jager Cemetery

521 N Luther Rd.
Harrah, OK


From I-40 east bound, take the Peebly Rd. exit, #169. Turn left (north) and go approximately 5 1/2 miles to SE 15th. You will then turn right (east) and go 1 mile to Luther Rd. Turn left (north) and go about 1/2 mile until you see a mailbox on the left that has the address 521. You will turn left into the drive and go back a ways. You will see the headstones on the left.

The History of Jager Cemetery

Wilken Jäger, through application #6612 and Homestead Certificate No. 4045, homesteaded 160 acres in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Territory. The Final Receipt for the patent was issued 8 Oct 1901 and recorded in the Oklahoma County Registrar of Deed’s office 10 Nov 1902 in Oklahoma Vol. 51, p 483. On 12 Nov 1898, William and Lina [Boddien] Jager conveyed a tract of land 18 rods x 29 rods to the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Oklahoma County, O.T. for the sum of $1.00. The instrument was signed in the presence of John Boddien and Theo Haberman.

The property was used as a burial place for William [Wilken] and Lena [Lina] Jager and for many other family members and neighbors. A Real Property Display of the Oklahoma County Assessor’s office dated 24 June 1991 shows the property as containing 3.27 acres of land.

The property was conveyed to St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church in Shawnee, Oklahoma, 16 Mar 1938 when the Emanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church disbanded. Then, 15 Feb 1967 the Trustees of St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church conveyed the property to Amelia “Ella” Fredericka Jager Toney, daughter of Wilken Jager. The property changed hands between family members and Lutheran churches several times in the years 1967 through 1974. It is now privately owned but not by the Jager family.

Special permission from the landowner to bury Ella Jager Toney was granted to Richard Jager upon her death in early 1980s. She was buried next to her husband, Arthur C. Toney who was killed in World War I, and near her parents. Among others buried there are Wilkin’s son, Otto Jager who was killed in World War I, and his brothers-in-law, August and John Boddien. A tree that had grown in the middle of Nina Boddien’s gravesite was removed at the request of Mr. Jager, her grandson.

There is no sign designating this site as a cemetery. In 2005 the Jager Cemetery shows signs of neglect and vandalism. We have been told that many of the original 40 or 50 headstones and markers are missing. There are 12 to 15 headstones and markers there now. Some burials are within the fenced in area and some are outside of the fence. Richard Jager has no knowledge of tombstone transcriptions ever having been recorded.

History information from & © by: Oklahoma Home & Community Education



Submitted & © by: Peggy Smith

LAST NAME
FIRST MI
BORN
DIED
COMMENTS
BODDEN August
01/07/1884
01/12/1949
See photo
BODDEN Freadaka
born in Germany
01/02/1899
wife of John
aged 56 yrs
See photo
BODDEN John F.
11/03/1870
11/05/1929
See photo
CALLIES Clara
04/21/1909
06/29/1909
dau of Otto & Eda Callies
See photo
CALLIES Paul
03/12/1906
06/10/1906
See photo
FERGUSON Dawn S.
11/16/1938
07/31/2002
wife of Kenneth Eldon
See photo
FERGUSON Earl Dean
01/12/1943
04/29/2004
BMCS US Navy, Vietnam
See photo
FERGUSON Kenneth Eldon
05/26/1938
05/11/2000
NCI US Navy, Vietnam
See photo
GUENTHER Infant
11/02/1905
01/10/1906
dau of E & A Guenther
See photo
HOLTZEN Leona
05/30/1903
07/11/1903
See photo
JAGER Lena
03/17/1867
09/28/1955
wife of Wilken Jager
See photo
JAGER Otto H.
04/12/1894
10/2?/1918
He died for his country
See photo
JAGER Wilken
11/02/1858
12/11/1937
See photo
SEEBEGV Eduard
07/09/1905
04/05/1906
See photo
STOLLE John W.
06/08/1894
04/02/1918
See photo
TONEY Arthur Clifton
03/23/1893
06/08/1941
Oklahoma
Sgt Res Labor BN OM?
See photo
TONEY Ella
08/27/1896
08/27/1896
See photo
UNKNOWN Father
1851
1920
See photo
UNKNOWN Mother
1857
1946
See photo


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