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Sheep Creek Presbyterian Church & Cemetery & Sheep Creek Baptist Church 
-  Sioux County, Nebraska   -
From:  Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986 – p. 117

Sheep Creek Baptist Church
by – Helen Spencer
  Picture of first Eldership crowd of Baptist Church of God on Sheep Creek in 1916:
1.  Beulah Spuce               
2.  Ethel Spuce       
3.  Miriam Haycraft               
4.  Mrs. W. E. Coleman       
5-6.  Mr. & Mrs. Richard Bellas       
7.  T. P. Winchell           
8.  Elizabeth Armour           
9.  Nellie Haycraft                  
10.  Avis Armour                       
11.  Harry Spuce
12.  Charles Kilmer                      
13.  Joe Spuce
14.  Mrs. Charles Kilmer                  
15.  Mrs. Lex Purnie
16.  John Armour                      
17.  J. L. Upthagraph
18.  Richard Jackson                      
19.  Lewis Radford Spuce
20.  Mrs. H. W. Haycraft                  
21.  Walter Haase
22.  Re. H. W. Haycraft                  
23.  W. E. Coleman   
24.  Leota Taylor                                         
25.  James Haycraft
26.  Luke Haycraft                                     
27.  Hershel Taylor
28.  Horace Taylor                                      
29.  Ernest Taylor

Sheep Creek Presbyterian Church & Cemetery,
 Sioux County, Nebraska
Location of church:  NE ¼ of Sec 3, Twp 24N, Range 58 W –
Joe Speece donated 20 acres "across the road" from the Church for his sister's burial in 1915. 
From Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986,  p. 117 by – Helen Spencer

Construction began in 1915 by Father Kern.  As the church was being completed that summer a baby girl in the community died.  She was buried directly east of the church door, across the road.  A short time later Mrs. Otis Taylor (nee Leota Speece) died  and her brother Joe Speece donated 20 acres for a cemetery.  Mrs. Taylor is buried some distance from later burials, to the southeast.  The church had a minister, choir, an organ and appointed cemetery board:  A. G. Doman, Joe Speece, Milton Wilson,  & Walter Haase.  Church services continued until the early thirties and building was moved to Torrington, Wyoming.  Burials at the cemetery follow, no dates are given; these were copied from Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986,

Sheep Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sioux County, NE

1.  Davidson, Arthur F.       
2.  Jenkens, Infant
3.  Kellar, Infant twin           
4.  Kellar, Infant twin
5. Noble, Infant daughter        
6.  Shepard, Infant
7.  Taylor, Leota (Speece)

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