Old Settlers Cemetery

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Old Settlers Cemetery

  • SE corner of 485 Ave and 907 Rd., Anoka, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA
  • 43 Memorials added (67% photographed)

Old Settlers Cemetery is located about 2 mi. E and a mile N of Anoka,
Boyd, NE, in NW corner of Section 36, Twp. 35, R13W.

Founding members, 18 July 1910: Mrs. Hanna Anderson, John Anderson,
MrMrs Nels P. Brood, Mr. H. Gustafson, John Hammerlun, Olaf Munson,
J. A. Nordquist, L. A. Nordquist, Thomas Trued Olson, Axel Peterson,
Peter Thurstenson.

A cemetery association established by descendants of those interred
funds the maintenance conducted by the nearby town of Butte. Messiah
Lutheran congregation started (as a sod church, 1894-99) on a ridge
just south of Old Settlers Cemetery.

Location: SE corner of 485 Ave and 907 Rd. Directions: Kenton Road
north out of Anoka; turn onto 906 Road proceeding 1 mile to 485 Ave,
then 1 mile north. Route: After going through Anoka on the oil road
to the east, 1/2 mi. North, 1 1/2 mi. East, and 1 mi. North. Description:
from town there is a good oil road swinging a bit E and N, take it up
the hill (NE of town) and basically follow it, heading N, then
veering E, then a definite turn left to the N; after a hill or two,
cemetery clearly visible at about 500 yards on the right of the road.

There are at least 9 unmarked graves. From lawyer Carl Schuman in
Butte, copied by Ethel (Anderson) Schuman in 1965, there is a hand-
drawn map and listings of names marked 'From the desk of Oscar
Peterson'. What the numbers after the names are is uncertain. There
might also have been another similar if not identical map entitled
'Old Settlers Cemetery Sect 36-35-13 Boyd Co. Nebr. CW Whitehorn,
Surveyor', which is a bit hard to read and no date indications of the
map itself.

By Wade, with thanks to Duane Anderson, also to Joe Thurstenson.

Records indicate plots were taken, but may not indicate actual burials. There is some cross over between Anoka Lutheran Cemetery and Old Settlers Cemetery, Anoka.

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GPS Coordinates: 42.9731, -98.8006

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #101078