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Sioux County NE


Union Star Presbyterian Church and Cemetery,
Sioux County, Nebraska
From: Sioux County Centennial Book, 1986 – p 116-117
Location of cemetery:  SE ¼ N, E ¼ of Sec 5, Twp 32 N, Range 53 W. 
Land was given by Mary Saxton Procunier, cemetery is located east of where the church once stood.
The Union Star Cemetery is located in Sioux County northwest of the Earl Kuhnel ranch (in 1986).  The land for the cemetery was deed by Mary Saxton Procunier in 1888 to the Presbyterian Church in New York. 
The church was organized in 1890 by the Presbytery of Niobrara and the congregation was dissolved in 1924.  Elders of the church in that time period were:  R. C. Fergerson (Ferguson?), R. C. Tally and H. A. Cottman.  Minutes of the church meeting are on file at Missouri Valley Presbyteria in Omha, Nebraska.
The first marked grave is Willie E. Boesel, who died Oct. 2, 1888.  The last burial (as of 1986) was Milford Saxton in April 1984.
There are many unmarked graves, about 50 had been located by 1986.
The East Side Sioux Extension Club has taken on the task of maintaining the cemetery.  A search continues for cemetery records.   Written in 1986 by – Gerry Pettipiece

Union Star Cemetery Burials
Copied from The Wagoner, Vol 1, No. 3, Fall 1978, Northwest Genealogy Society, Inscription from tombstones taken by Donna Hoffman
Burials marked * are NOT listed in Kari Littrel's research records (Apr 8, 2005) or some information differs from Wagoner list.
Burials marked ** are in Kari Littrel's research records, not in Wagonerm Fall 1978 list.

Alphabetical List by Surname

Name__________________        Born/Died________________       Grave Marker Inscript., etc.____

*Abrals, M. C.                                  b. 1848/49?-d. 27 Sep 1897                  d. age 47 y, 8 m, 13 d
Marr: Dove                                                                                                         "Gone    but not forgotten"
Arner, Infant son                       b. 3 Jan 1904 - d. 15 Apr 1904    son of J. B. Arner
*Benson, Grant A.                   b.1868- d. 26 Nov 1903                            d. age 35 y, 2 m
                                                                                                                                        note:  no dates given in Kari Littrel list.
Boesl, Luella J.               d. 5 Sep 1891                                      d. age 5m, 25 d
Boesl, Mildred                       d. 13 Sep 1904                                      d. age 2m, 10 d
Boesl, Tressie M.               d. 15 Jan 1891                                      d. age 1y, 11m, 14d; "Lost not in my memory,
                                                                                                                                                    Lost not in  Love.                               
                                                                                                                                                    But we have gone to our home above
Boesl, Willie E.              d. 2 Oct 1888                                      d. age 1y, 7m, 10d
Booth, Joseph                          b. 1887 - d. 1911   
*Burson, Mary              b 1819-d. d. 25 Nov 1887                                      d. age 68y, 3m; husb.: G.(C?) E. Burson
                                                                                                                        Sleep on sweet one,
                                                                                                                        God made thee rest,
                                                                                                                         He called the home,
                                                                                                                          when he_________"
Cullers, Evert Lee            b. 8 Mar 1906 - d. 6 Jun 1906               son of A.C. & Bertha Cullers
Davis, George                d. age 41 yr, 4 m, 7 d
Dodd, Mrs. Erron        unmarked grave
**Dove, Absalon        d. 27 Sep 1897, age 47 y, 8 m, 3 days         husband of G. Dove
**Dunn, Margaret Hunter     no dates
Gorman, Samuel G.             b. 24 Jun 1879 - d. 10 Oct 1902           "Just in the morning of his day.     
                                                                                                                   In youth and lone he died"
Huntley, Infant daughter    d. age 1 day, par.: J.S. Huntley,                   "Our Darling"
Jacoby, Daniel G.            b. 12 Jun 1897 - d.20 Sep 1897                "Jesus has called the little one  unto Him"
Mabry,  (or Maybee?)Rose                        unmarked grave
Mabry, (or Maybee?) Oliver                        baby, unmarked grave
**McKinley, Nellie        no dates
Mets, Chester              b. 2 Jun 1910 - d. 25 Jan 1911                    "At Rest"
Mets, George              b. 6 Jan 1906 - d. 5 Feb 1906   
**Mets, Hattie                     d. 7 Mar 1890                                            d. age 27y, 2m, 26d, wife of S. Mets
Mets, Lottie                        b. 21 May 1898 - d. 1 Mar 1906   
Mets, Mary H.             b. 18 Apr 1861 - d. 1 Mar 1906                      wife of G. Mets; Mary and daughters Lottie & Nellie died in a Spring                                                                                                                 Blizzard,  got lost on the way home from school, see Kari Littrel                                                                                                                         account in her research notes.

Mets, McKinley        d. 5 Feb 1900                                         d. age 4y, 22 d; "Sleep on sweet babe, and to be thy rest, God          
                                                                                                       called the name, He thought it best"
Mets, Nellie                   b. 29 Jul 1900 - d. 1 Mar 1906   
Pelren, Glora (Gloria?) (name is Cora in Kari Littrel list)  d. 25 Dec 1894         d. ag 9y, 2m, 8d; par: J. & E. Pelren
Procunier, Amy     d. 21 Jul 1890                                     d. age 83y, 4m, 12d; husb: Isaac        "He giveth his blessed rest"                      
Procunier, Andrew      b. 1846 - d. 1922                               fam. marker: "Gone but not forgotten"
Procunier, Mary J. Saxton    b. 1843 - d. 1933                family marker: "Gone but not forgotten"
Raines, Ruby H.        d. 28 Apr 1895                                    d. age 9y, 7m; par.: N. & L. Raines
**Raum, H. C. Infant            born 1889, father was Civil War Vet                    "Gone but not forgotten"
Sarles, William G.        d. 9 Mar 1891        d. age 14y, 7 m,   par: E & M  Sarles      "Gone but not forgotten"

Saxton, Earl B.        d. 28 May 1889    d. age 7y, 4m, 13d, par: George & Mary Saxton         "Gone to rest"  "Weep not for me"
**Saxton, Harold Hartley        12 Nov 1897-18 Nov 1898, age 1 year, 6 days    Note:  see Hartley Saxton below, these are probably the same child,although  date and month of death are different.       
*Saxton, Hartley            b. 12 Nov 1897- d. 3 Aug 1898, age 9 mo, 1 day
Saxton, Hartley W.        b. 1876 - d. 1933   
*Saxton, Luella S.        d. 24 Nov 1887    d. age 13 y, 1m, 13d, par: George & Mary . Saxton     Note:  not in Kari Littrel list.
Saxton, Milford         b.24 Jul 1899 -d. Apr 1984      marr; Gertrude Fern Smith in 1925   
Saxton, Orilla C.        d. 12 Nov 1897                d. age 36y, 9 m, 10 d
Saxton, Shelia    Cawthorne        b. 22 Feb 1942-d. 1 Nov 1989, age 47 y                husb: Oren Saxton    par:  Robert & Geraldine                                                                                                                                                         Jamison Cawthorne
Saxton, Willie       
*Seward, Clarence E.        b. 1922 - d. 1925 (1923 in Littrel list)                "Asleep in Jesus"

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