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Located next to the Hopefield Mennonite Church, 4 mi. W., 1/2 mi. N., 1/2 mi.E. of Moundridge, Kansas.
Also know as Hofnungsfeld Cemetery. Maintained by the The Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association - SMCHA.
The Hoffnungsfeld Cemetery located west of Moundridge, KS near the site of the Hopefield Church, is the historical burial place for the Swiss Volhynian Mennonites and others who migrated to the area in 1874 and later. It is located on a tract in the NE corner of the SW quarter of section 19 in township 21 of McPherson County. The cemetery was the only Mennonite cemetery west of Moundridge until the dedication of the new Eden Church cemetery in 1924. A large percentage of the original immigrants and pioneer families are buried there. In 2001, the cemetery became the property of the Swiss Mennonite Cultural and Historical Association (SMCHA) and it is being preserved as a historical site as well as an active cemetery.