The cemetery was platted in 1880 as "Papillion Cemetery." The owners of the cemetery were Mr. and Mrs. John Schaab and the cemetery was always known as the "Schaab Cemetery." In 1913 Emil Grothe purchased the "Papillion Cemetery" from the Schaab's estate for $600. Emil Grothe was a furniture maker and coffin maker in Papillion.
In Jan 1923 the lot owners organized the Papillion Cemetery Association. They wanted to purchase the cemetery and arrange for a caretaker to give proper care to the lots. In Mar 1923 the name of the cemetery was changed to Cedar Dale and the association to Cedar Dale Cemetery Association. (The cemetery is located on Cedar Dale Road.) Emil Grothe and his wife Margaret signed a deed in May 1923 granting the cemetery to the Cedar Dale Association. The consideration was $750.
Between 1913 and 1923 the name of the cemetery had gone from Schaab to Papillion to Cedar Dale. The discarded name "Papillion Cemetery" was later taken over by the Sautter Cemetery.
The cemetery is owned and operated by the Cedar Dale Cemetery Association. It is located in southeast Papillion on Cedar Dale Road, about 1/2 mile east of the Sarpy County Courthouse.
GPS Coordinates: 41.14183, -96.03387
- Added: 9 May 2002
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1259908
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