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
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
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
Marker Inscript., etc.____
b. 1848/49?-d. 27 Sep 1897
d. age 47
y, 8 m, 13 d
"Gone but not
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
d. age 5m, 25 d
d. 13 Sep 1904
d. age 2m, 10 d
Boesl, Tressie M.
d. 15 Jan
d. age 1y, 11m, 14d; "Lost not in my memory,
Lost not in
But we have gone to
our home above
Boesl, Willie E.
d. 2 Oct
d. age 1y, 7m, 10d
b. 1887 - d. 1911
b 1819-d. d. 25
d. age 68y, 3m; husb.: G.(C?) E. Burson
Sleep on sweet
God made thee
called the home,
Cullers, Evert Lee
b. 8 Mar 1906 - d. 6 Jun
A.C. & Bertha Cullers
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
**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.
Jacoby, Daniel G.
b. 12 Jun 1897 - d.20 Sep
"Jesus has called the little one unto Him"
Mabry, (or Maybee?)Rose
Mabry, (or Maybee?) Oliver
baby, unmarked grave
**McKinley, Nellie no dates
b. 2 Jun 1910 - d. 25 Jan
b. 6 Jan 1906 - d. 5 Feb
d. 7 Mar 1890
d. age 27y, 2m, 26d, wife of S.
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
d. age 4y, 22 d; "Sleep on sweet babe, and to be thy rest,
called the name, He
thought it best"
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
Procunier, Andrew b. 1846 - d.
fam. marker: "Gone but not forgotten"
Procunier, Mary J. Saxton b. 1843 - d.
family marker: "Gone but not forgotten"
Raines, Ruby H. d. 28 Apr
d. age 9y, 7m; par.: N. & L. Raines
**Raum, H. C. Infant
born 1889, father was Civil War
"Gone but not forgotten"
Sarles, William G. d. 9 Mar
1891 d. age 14y, 7 m,
par: E & M Sarles "Gone but not
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.
b. 12 Nov 1897- d. 3 Aug 1898, age 9 mo, 1 day
Saxton, Hartley W. b. 1876 - d.
*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
Saxton, Orilla C. d. 12 Nov
d. age 36y, 9 m, 10 d
Saxton, Shelia Cawthorne
b. 22 Feb 1942-d. 1 Nov 1989, age 47
husb: Oren Saxton par:
Robert & Geraldine
*Seward, Clarence E. b. 1922 - d.
1925 (1923 in Littrel list)
"Asleep in Jesus"