Schwedt Cemetery

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Schwedt Cemetery

Location
Pilger, Stanton County, Nebraska, USA
Memorials 16 added (25% photographed)

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Founded 1878

This cemetery is also commonly called:
Schwedt Post Office Cemetery
District #14 School Cemetery
Scherer/Schulz Cemetery

A large number of burials are from the sporadic Diphtheria Epidemics of 1880-1886 and especially 1891-1896.

Many of the graves are unmarked; and some stones are broken or unreadable.

From the Coming County, NE GenWeb site: "When an epidemic of diphtheria hit this area it was said wagons came from many directions, bringing their dead to be buried. They would wait on the road until the wagon ahead was finished so they wouldn't contact the illness from them. District #14 School was built where the Schwedt Post Office was located just west of the cemetery. It was restored in 1995 by Stanton County Pioneer Cemetery Association, relatives of the ancestors buried here and concerned friends."

Coordinates: 41°55'26"N 97°2'52"W

Located in the NE quarter of Section 35 in Kingsburg Township of Stanton County.

Driving Directions:
Five miles south of Pilger, NE on Highway 15; 0.5 mile East on 835th Ave.; and 0.5 mile south on 574 1/2 Ave.. Cemetery is located on the east side of the road, and the Historic District #14 School is on the west side of the road.

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GPS Coordinates: 41.9240000, -97.0480000

  • Added: 19 Feb 2013
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