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Ireland Cemetery
Also known as: Boggs Cemetery
Niotaze
Chautauqua County
Kansas  USA

Cemetery notes and/or description:
This is on property owned by the Sparks. It is located about 4 miles south and a little east of the village of Niotaze.

Previous owners have included Heidelburg, Ireland and Boggs. After Mr.Boggs' father passed away, the property was sold and is now owned by Sparks.

From Caney on Hwy75, take sixth street west. Turn left at the grain elevator and then an immediate, first right, which turns into Bronco as you pass from Montgomery County into Chautauqua. Just after road 32, which does display a sign showing Bronco and Rd 32, the road will turn to gravel. Continue on the gravel. The next available right is road 30, turn right there. Just about a quarter mile at the top of the hill, there is a farm gate on the left. A chain hangs on it, but it is not locked. You may open it to drive in, but please close, as there are cattle. This is not trespassing. There is an easement for cemetery access.

Beyond the gate you can see tire tracks that wind around. The terrain is rough and I even left my Mercury Mountaineer in town and opted to ride in Mr. Boggs' 4-wheel-drive. Even then, when you come to a dip where a creek may be running, you are best to stop and continue on foot. It is just about twenty-five yards or so, just a slight path, but not really. There is an old, rusty plow, with plants growing through it, but it may not be there forever. Looking right you can see a clearing and maybe even the fencing to the cemetery, depending on how high the grass is. The photos posted this date are three weeks before the annual mowing, so this should be as bad as it gets. The neighbors have tried to do some upkeep over the years.
The last burial here was in 2001, infant Michael Sagastizado, which I have added. His parents were Mormon and used to frequently walk the creek area and loved the scenery. When they lost their son, they asked Mr. Boggs if they could bury him there. Prior to that, more than a hundred years had passed without a burial. Baby Michael's older brother convinced the county, as an Eagle Scout project, to provide the fencing and gate and installation around the Ireland/Boggs Cemetery.
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Ireland Cemetery
Added by: Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Hearn
 
Ireland Cemetery
Added by: Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Hearn
 
Ireland Cemetery
Added by: Cherilyn Purdy Hindle Hearn
 
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