Boyd County NEGenWeb Project


Cemeteries in Holt and Boyd Counties

Submitted by:Doris Counts



Be sure to check the list of names that Doris has found in various cemeteries, newspapers and books for Boyd and Holt Counties


Boyd Co. Cemeteries     Holt Co. Cemeteries     Cemeteries in bordering Counties





Boyd County 1895
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Feature NameFeature TypeCountyMapNotes
Books Footprints on the Prairie--Inman, Stafford Community History--Including South Valley
--By Sarah O'Connel Michaelis
ABVM Catholic Cemetery - NEW!!
Cemetery Boyd Map Lynch, Nebraska
Cemetery is just north of North Street and fourth Street, on the west side
Agee, Nebraska
Town Boyd    Agee was 14 miles north of O'Neil
Alford Cemetery Cemetery Boyd Map Alford Cemetery is 1 mile west, 2 miles south and ¼ mile east of Monowi. Named after William Alford. Frank Bates donated the first land for the cemetery and sold another acre to the cemetery later.
Anoka Lutheran Cemetery

Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Anoka, Nebraska
Beulah Cemetery Cemetery Boyd Map Located 5 miles east and 2 miles north of Lynch. Land given by E A Smith.(names in file)
Bohemian National Cemetery Cemetery Boyd    Located Lynch, Nebr. (Names in file)
Bristow Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Plot Map
Butte Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map   
Cemetery near
Henry Bruner Place
Cemetery ??    most graves never marked
Catholic Cemetery, Lynch Cemetery Boyd    In Lynch, land belonged to John and Hannah Lynch and George and Josephine Nagengast.(names in file)
German Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map   
Gross Cemetery
(2007 transcription & photos)
Gross Cemetery
(Partial index)
Cemetery Boyd Map   
Highland Cemetery Cemetery Boyd Map Located 3 miles north and ½ miles east of Lynch. Land given by Arthur C Gray
Immanuel Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map South of Butte, Nebraska
Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery  NEW!!
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map four and half miles north of Spencer, Nebraska, turn east about 1/2 miles
Knoll Crest Cemetery 2007
Knoll Crest Cemetery 2006
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Lost Airmen Memorial
Cemetery Boyd Map Naper, Nebraska
Mission Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map North of Bristow, Nebraska
Mount Zion Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map   
Naper Lutheran Cemetery Cemetery Boyd Map   
Oakdale Cem Cemetery Boyd Map Located in Boyd County now, 14 miles above the mouth of the Keya Paha River where it empties into the Niobrara.
John Munt came in June of 1879, his child, John C Munt, was the first child born there, Oct 10,1880.
Old Immanuel Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Northeast of Spencer, Nebraska
Old Settlers Cemetery
Second Transcription
(Cemetery added to original list)
Cemetery Boyd Map Northeast of Anoka, Nebraska
Pleasant Hill Cemetery  NEW!! Cemetery Boyd Map Located south of Lynch, land part of John Higgins farm
Pleasant View Cemetery Cemetery Boyd    Located 6 miles north of Lynch. Land belonged to John H Chambers
Riha Cemetery Cemetery Boyd    Located 3 miles south, 1 mile east ½ mile north of Monowi
Rosedale Covenant Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd      
St. Mary's Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Spencer, Nebraska
Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Butte, Nebraska
Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
once known as Rosedale Evangelical Cemetery
Cemetery Boyd Map 4 mi N of Bristow, NE
Union Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Boyd Map Spencer, Nebraska
Unnamed Cemetery Cemetery ??    This cemetery is located in the middle of a pasture and has a fence around it. Several of the stones are broken. Location: T-31-N Belle R-13-W
ZCBJ WFLA Cemetery - NEW!!
Bohemian  National Cemetery
Cemetery Boyd Map Lynch,Nebr
on north side of the highway just east of Lynch





Holt County 1895
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Cemeteries in Holt County

Feature NameFeature TypeCountyMapNotes
Adams Cemetery
Cemetery Holt Map Latitude: 42.8705551
Longiture: -98.9695374
Anson's Cemetery
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Map Holt    located 882 Road, 485 Ave - 9 miles east of Atkinson, 5 miles north
Catalpa Grove Cemetery
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map Nw corner of NE ¼ section 21, township 31, range 13 near the post offices of Catalpa and Richmond.
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Old Paddock Cemetery
Cemetery Holt    Sw ¼ of se ¼ section 1 township 32 range 11
James W Ross first postmaster of Cedar Lawn postoffice.
Celia Cemetery
Celia Cemetery

Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map Celia Cemetery is in township 31-32 north Sand Creek Dustin precinct R 14W Victor Frickel owns the land.
NW ¼ of NW ¼ , section 2, township 31, range 14
Chambers Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Chambers War Memorial
Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map Chambers, Nebraska
Chelsea Cemetery Cemetery Holt    Section 19, township 32, range 19, near Chelsea post office, J Blackmore first post master, in dug out home of Haskel, 1902 moved to Hugh O'Neill home, then called Anncar.
Cherry Hill Cem Cemetery Holt Map Now the Page Cemetery
Cleveland Union Cem Cemetery Holt Map SE ¼ of NE ¼ section 6, township 32, range 15
Conley Cemetery

Conley Cemetery**
**Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map 6 miles south and 2 ½ miles east of Chambers, not all the markers are readable
NW ¼ of NW ¼, section 26, township 25, range 12
4 ½ miles west of Conley on a hill, 8 headstones, only one with writing
Disney, Nebraska Town Holt    Disney was 2 miles southwest of Opportunity.
Dorsey Cemetery

Dorsey Cemetery
Transcription in the USGenWeb Archives Project
(Apple Creek)
Cemetery Holt Map NE ¼ of SW ¼, section 11 township 31 range 9
Farmers Hill Cemetery
Farmers Hill Cemetery**
**Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map Conley Township, SW ¼ of SE ¼, section 22, township 25, range 12
6 miles south of Chambers 2 ½ miles east
Ford, Nebraska Town Holt    The City of Ewing was known as “Ford”previously.
Hainesville Cemetery
Transcription in the USGenWeb Archives Project
Cemetery Holt    Hainesville CEMETERY (Willowdale Township), near O'Neill, Holt County, Nebraska Hainesville no longer exists. To reach this cemetery, take Highway 108 east out of O'Neill, NE. The highway will fork to the right - take an old oil country road to the left for appoximately 10 miles (6 heading north, then 4 heading east). The cemetery is located in an alfalfa field, 1/2 mile in from the road. It is surrounded by barb wire fencing.
Inman Cemetery
Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map This cemetery is located in Holt County, Nebraska, south of Inman, on a hill. There is a paved road leading from town to the cemetery. about 3 miles
NW corner of SW ¼, section 32, township 28, range 10
Blackbird Cemetery
Also Known as Joy Cemetery
Cemetery Holt Map 10 (11) miles north and one and ½ miles east of O'Neill, Nebr.
NE ¼ of NW ¼, section 32, township 31, range 11
The Postoffice of Joy had a post office, black smith shop, and general store. After 1914 became known as Blackbird.
Kezar - Darnell Cemetery Holt    NE ¼ section 34 township 31 range 9
Lambert Cemetery Cemetery Holt Map 1 and ½ miles north of Page, 4 miles east and ½ mile north on the east side of the road.
NW corner of SW ¼, section 2, township 28, range 9
Little, Nebraska Town Holt    Name was changed to Martha
Lone Pine Tree Cemetery Cemetery Holt    North of the Hutn Place about 1 and ½ miles south of Page.
Lutheran Cemetery
Ziems Cem
(St. Patrick's)

Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map South and east of Chambers, NW ¼ of SW ¼, section 4,township 25, range 9
Mennonite Cemetery
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map located north of O'Neill, west on Highway 281 4 miles to gravel road (489 Ave), turn right follow road north to Cem (Rd 881)
Mineola Cemetery
(Miniola)

Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map Located northwest quarter of northwest quarter of section two township 30 range 10. Original started 1886.
The city of Mineola was located 6 miles northeast of Opportunity or 7 miles from Niobrara.
Powell Grove Cem
(First Mineola Cem)

Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map ½ mile west of the larger cem, Section 3, township 30, range 10
Mohr Cem
Hainesville Cem
Cemetery Holt    NW ¼ of SW ¼ Section 24, township 30, range 9
1 mile north of Ash Grove Hall.
Negro Cemetery Cemetery Holt    Near Goose Lake, some graves were moved to Trussell Cem.
Opportunity, Nebraska Town Holt    Located 9 miles west of Hainesville
Paddock Union Cemetery - found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project.
Additional transcription: Paddock Union Cem - in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map SE ¼, section 3, township 31, range 11
Page Cemetery
Cherry Hill Cemetery

Cemetery Holt Map   
O'Neill Cemetery
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Prospect Cemetery
Calvary Cemetery

Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map This cemetery is north of O'Neill, along the highway 281. The Catholic graves are parallel to the highway.
This cemetery is located in Holt County, Nebraska, just north of the town of O'Neill, across from the golf course.
The Historical Society, located at the Old Bank Building on Main Street at the stop light on Highway 20 across from the Golden Hotel, in O'Neill has a map showing where graves before 1976 are located. Contact them for the exact location in a cemetery.
Phoenix Cemetery
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map is located in South Saratoga Township, northwest quarter of northeast quarter 25-32-13.
Leave O'Neill on highway 281, going north 18 to 19 miles, cross Eagle Creek, turn west on that road.
The land was deeded by Hans and Catherine Storjohann, east quarter, Saratoga Township, northwest quarter of northeast quarter and northeast quarter of northwest quarter in 25-32-13. Nov 22,1918 there were ten Storjohann families.
Pine Valley Cemetery Cemetery Holt    North west half of northwest quarter section nineteen township twenty five range fifteen
One mile south of grove of pines planted by Bruner Brothers, in a sand blow out.
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Found in Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map These two cemeteries are located in Holt County, Nebraska. They are about 14 miles north of O'Neill, then about 1 miles east. There are two cemeteries on this road about ¼ mile apart, Paddock and Pleasant Valley.
Pleasant Valley cemetery was established in 1890
On the gate of the Paddock Union Cemetery are the following words:
“In memory of Hon Frank Nelson State Sen 1949-1966”
Pleasant Valley- NE ¼ of NE ¼ Section 7, township 31, range 11
Paddock Union Cemetery
Found in Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map
Prairie Home Cem
Found in Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map NW ¼ of SW ¼, section 11, township 29, range 13, 1 ½ miles northwest of Emmet
2 stones left standing. Emmet Cem
Prospect Hill Cem Cemetery Holt    SW 1/3 section 2 township 30 range 11
Reimer - Wulf Cem Cemetery Holt Map NW ¼ of SW ¼ section 26 township 25 range 9
Small Rural Cemetery
         This small plot is on private land. You will need to get permission from the owner before visiting.
This small cemetery is on a hill over looking the Niobrara River. Go straight north of O'Neill, till just about a mile from the river, turn west and follow the road, at the house, go into the pasture and in one of the small grove of trees is this cemetery.
Stuart Community Cemetery*
St. Boniface Cemetery*
*Transcription in Holt Co. NEGenWeb Project

St. Boniface Cemetery**
**Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Holt Map Stuart, NE
Saint Peter Cemetery
Cemetery added to original list
Cemetery Holt Map Northeast of Ewing, Nebraska
Scottville Cemetery

Scottville Cemetery
Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Holt Map Section 5 township 31 range 10
Sexton Town Holt    Near Dustin, Nebr
Sexton - Adams
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map SE ¼ of SW ¼ section 33 township 34 range 14
Shamrock, Nebraska Town Holt    4 miles north of Chambers
Stafford, Nebraska Town Holt    was 8 miles northwest of Ewing
Star Cem Cemetery Holt Map SW corner section 23 township 31 range 9
Sona View - Sunnyview Cemetery
Found in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map 1874-1902 located north of Atkinson, along the highway to Butte.
SW ¼ of SW ¼ section 21 township 32 range 13
16 miles northeast of Atkinson on Highway 11
St Anthonius Cem
Saint Anthony's
Cemetery Holt Map SW ¼ of NW ¼ section 25 township 25 range 9
St Patrick's Cem Cemetery Holt Map NE ¼ of NE ¼ section 23 township 25 range 9
Unnamed cem Cemetery Holt    Southwest of Chambers, a Catholic Church and Cemetery, church was moved. Section 30 township 25 range 19, fence surrounds cemeter
Unnamed Cem Cemetery Holt    SW ¼ of SW ¼ section 15 township 30 range 11
John Kayle perished in blizzard of Jan 12,1888, buried here.
July 12,1889 Peter Kayle deeded 10 acres to James O'Connor.
Unnamed cem Cemetery Holt    John Welsh place, at corner adjacent to the State Road Park near Atkinson, one tombstone, John Welsh.
Valley View Cemetery
Trussell Cemetery
Cemetery Holt Map NW ¼ of NW ¼ section 3 township 25 range 11
South and east of Chambers
Black people from the Lake City Cem were interred here when the bones were uncovered by wind.
Vandersnick Cemetery Cemetery Holt Map 6 miles south west (east) of Ewing
Near south bank of Cache Creek section 19 township 29 range 9
Wooden Shoe Cemetery
Transcription in the Holt Co. NEGenWeb Project
Cemetery Holt Map cemetery, most of the graves were moved to Atkinson later. Located on Fred Jansen's land, two miles east and five miles north of Atkinson. Surrounded by lilac bushes.
St. Joseph Cemetery*  
Woodlawn Cemetery*

*Transcription in the Holt County NEGenWeb Project

Woodlawn Cemetery**
St. Joseph Cemetery**

**Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project

Cemetery Holt Map 1
Map 2
Located in Atkinson, Nebraska, just west of town along highway 20.
There are two cemeteries, Woodlawn is north of the road running through the cemeteries. St Joseph is south of the road.
Wulf-Reimer Cemetery
Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project

Cemetery Holt Map Grandfather Broer planted trees on Wulf farm to show where he wanted to be buried




Cemeteries in nearby counties

Feature NameFeature TypeCountyMapNotes
Florence Cem
   - see Lee Cem
Cemetery Antelope      
Lee Cemetery Cemetery Antelope    Northwest corner of NE ¼, section 12, township 27,range 9
½ mile west of the Holt Antelope County line
Grandview-Long Pine Cem Cemetery Brown    Current cemetery is located 1 mile south of Long Pine. The first cemetery in Long Pine was located 1/4 mile east of Long Pine near the Railroad tracks. It was discontinued on Sept. 1,1888. Some of graves were moved to the new south cemetery and some were just left and abandoned with stones removed and lost. Some of the remaining bodies left at the old cemetery were not allowed to be moved because of death due to contagious disease. Anyone dieing before 1888 was buried in the old cemetery, and after Sept 1,1888 in the new cemetery. It was first opened for the buried of C.T. Bannining who was the first interment there. There was no location given for that burial.
Legal Description: NW SE Section 31, Township 30, Range 20
Grimton Cemetery
Transcription found in the Knox County NEGenWeb project cemetery listings.
Grimpton  Grimton Cemetery
Transcription in the Holt County ALHN Project
Cemetery Knox    Walnut Grove Township, North east quarter section 32-29-8
Sybrant Cemetery Cemetery Rock    8 miles south of Bassett on Highway 183
east 13 miles to end of oil and ½ mile east
1 mile south
½ mile west
1 miles south
west across the pasture diagonally, no road




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