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Glen Community History, Glen (Glendale) Cemetery, Glen Danish Cemetery,
Mason Family Burials
Glen Community History
(Excerpt from Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986, pge 95, written by
The first settlements in Sioux county were along the
White River. Fort Robinson was nearby and the Sidney-Black Hills
Stage stopped at the post.
Edgar Beecher Bronson,eastern newspaper writer and
nephew of Henry Ward Beecher scouted the White River area in 1878 and
moved his cattle from Wyoming and occupied the White River from its
head down 20 miles to Fort Robinson, including 20 miles of the Niobrara
River and extending south of Fort Robinson 14 miles. His
headquarters were 5 miles south of Fort Robinson on Dead Man Creek
(called Wi – nogi – waka – pala by the Sioux Indians. Bonson
never acquired title to any of the land and 1883 he sold his livestock
to his partner, Abram S. Hewitt. (Note: see book
Reminiscence of a Ranchman by Edgar Beecher Bronson).
The first known permanent settler, L. E. Beldon, arrived in 1881and
took a claim at Lake Ranch (owned today by Charles Mack, 2002).
Many soldiers from Fort Robinson took 160 acre claims along White
River, among these were: Henry Kreman and Daniel Klein.
A group of Danish people settled a few miles west of
Glen, NE, among them were families named: Nelson, Petersen, Martinson
and Jacobsen. These folks never built a church and held services
in family homes. Remains of a Danish Cemetery are beside the present
schoolhouse. (Note: A few years ago Moni Hourt and the students of this
small rural school researched this school and cemetery.
Many of the grave markers are missing and and brush and grass covered
the cemetery. The students with the help of other volunteers
cleaned the cemetery. They made a video for a History Competition
and took first place to travel to Washington D.C. A copy of the
video and the typed research is in the Crawford Museum, Crawford, NE)
A Presbyterian Church was built near the banks of
Deep Creek. A small cemetery east of the church, Glendale, was
perhaps the first burying grounds.
Glen, NE was located on the Northwest Railroad and
at one time was a busy, thriving community with a Post Office, train
depot, tock yards, section house, ice house, two general merchandise
store (one with a soda fountain) , two dance halls and a schoolhouse.
Dist #2 was organized in 1887 by John S. Tucker, Henry Rodgers,
moderator, Charles Kyle, treas. School was held at the home of
David Colville, Minnie Thomas was the first teacher. Later
records show that in 1938 there were 35 students enrolled in grade
school and 13 in high school.
Today Glen, NE in Sioux county is a ghost town, many
of the buildings gone and the railroad tracks removed. The school
stands and in 2002 is still in session, however with only few students.
Following is a record of burials at Glen (Glendale)
Cemetery, followed by burials in the Danish Cemetery located beside the
present day schoolhouse and finally the Mason family burials located on
the Mason homestead.
Glen (Glendale) Cemetery, Sioux Co., Nebraska
Located southwest of Fort Robinson, NE – drive west on Hiway 20 from
Crawford, NE, through Ft. Robinson, just about ½ mi. is a sign:
"Peterson Wildlife", turn left (south), follow country road, cross
White River bridge, cemetery is on east side just across the bridge.
These names and dates are current to 2002 – some graves may not be
marked, burial records are kept current by _________
Alphabetical List by Surname:
NAME_______________ BORN –
DIED______________ INSCRIPTION, ETC._______
A. b. 13 Jun 1937 - d. 29 Nov
1992 S/Sgt Ret. US Airforce
Brockmoller, Edwin b. 15 Oct 1903
- d. 18 Aug 1995 wife: Frances A.
Brockmoller, Frances A. b. 22 Jul 1912 - d. 13 Oct
1990 husb.: Edwin C. Brockmoller
Buckley, Joy Ruth b. 23 Feb 1933 -
8 Mar 1996 husb.: Ivol Buckley
Davis, Iver M.
b. 12 Sep 1916 - d. 24 Jan 1917
Hanes, Della d.
25 Aug 1889
d. age 89 y, 5 m; daugh. of J.A. Hanes
Hilton, Frank W. b. 1894 - d.
Hilton, Irvin G.
d. 1 Nov 1895
d. age 7y, 5m, 17d; son of F.
Hilton, Josephine b. 23 Jul 1855 -
d. 3 Apr 1917 husb: Thomas I Hilton
Hollister, Rexford W. b. 1904 - d.
1974 marr. 27
Houghson, Albert T. d.age 56
"In Memory Of"
Houghson, Beulah (Reece) b. 2 Sep 1889 m- d. 3 Jul
1965 "In Loving Memory of our Wife
Houghson, Harry L. b. 39 Jul 1885
- d. 10 Aug 1941 "In Loving Memory
of our Husb. & Father"
Houghson,, Marquis C. b. 17 Aug
1913 - d. 27 Jun 1982 "In Loving
Memory of Our Husb. & Father"
Huntley, Greetie (Gerit?) M. d. 13 Sep
d. age 9y, 9m, 13d
James, Mary (wife of G.) d. 6 Jan
d. age 46y, 4m, 13 d. "Gone but not Forgotten"
Johnson, Miles H d. 18 Dec
Johnson, Robert (husb. of M) d. 2 Jul
d. age 60y
Johnson, Wareham S. b. 28 Dec 1834
- d. 7 Nov 1889
Klein, Willie A.
d. 5 Apr 1888
d. age 1y, 9m; son of D. and
Kreman, Theodore G. b. 23 May 1903
- d. 4 Feb 1992
Lakin, Goldie (Ellsworth) b. 12 Oct 1883 - d. 10 Feb
1910 Beloved wife of I. B. Lakin,
"Gone beyond the darksome river, Only left us by the way, Gone beyond
the night forever, Only gone to endless day"
McIntosh, Infant d. 6 Apr
par.: I.S. & M.M.; "Gone but not Forgotten"
Menderbach, Ada M. b. 7 Feb 1892 -
d. 28 May 1909 "In Memory of Our
Meyer, John b.
24 Jun 1826 - d. 29 Sep 1887 "Gone
but not forgotten"
d. 20 Jan 1898
d. age 15y, 6m, 16d; par.: W. & M. Miller
Papke, Clara B.
b. 22 Mar 1915 - 1 Mar 1915 d. age
1 y+; "Our Darling"
Papke, Cora R.
d. 30 Jun 1920
b.____ d. ____________
husb: Glen Patrone
Patrone, James Allan b. 14 Nov
1983 - d. 18 Jan 1990 son of
Jackie & Glen "At Home With Jesus"
d. 17 Dec 1895
d. age 57y, 5m, 9d; wife: R.
d. 30 Jul 1892
d. age 75y, 9m, 13d; husb: H. H.
Puddy, Alvin d.
29 Sep 1901
d. age 16y, 11d; "God in his wisdom has reached
the boon his
Love had given,
and tho the
body moulder here,
the soul is
safe in Heaven"
Puddy, Lilith (infant) b. 24 Feb
1894 - 24 Feb 1894 "Budded on
earth to bloom in Heaven"
Pullen, Emma V. d. 11 Jan
d. age 17y, 7d; par.: J. H. & W. A. Pullen
Pullen, Infant son d. age 1
son of F. Pullen; "Our Darling"
Pullen, James H. d. 27 Dec
d. age 78y, 76m, 25 d.
Reece, Frances C. b. 1899 - d.
Reuben B. Reece
Reece, Rueben B. b. 1887 - d.
Frances C. Reece
b. 1862 - d. 1960
Rodgers, Curtis S, b. 1887 - d.
Rodgers, Eliza K. b. 1862 -
Rodgers, Henry C. b. 1855 - d.
Sternhagen, Virgil L. b. 1919 - d.
Tucker, John S.
d. 5 May 1904
d. age 80y, 8m, 28d; wife: Frances A. Tucker
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