This cemetery is located 4.5 miles straight west of Olmitz along the gravel road that follows the railroad tracks
between Olmitz and Otis. From Otis (Rush county) go south out of town about 1/2 mile and go east 1.5 miles
on the first gravel road.
The cemetery has thick limestone fence posts as do many of the farm fields in this area of Kansas. It is grown
up with weeds but is in relatively good shape. The west half is
taken up by graves and most of the east half is empty.
Stones are listed below from east to west. Based on a visit in the summer of 2002.
Submitted by N
Schlegel on December 2, 2002.
(The south east corner has 4 stones by themselves):
William Albert Wright
Aug 20 1918 - Aug 24 1918
Broken worn stone made of limestone, appears homemade.
Some letters remain but is unreadable.
Zde Odpociva Tomas Riedl (here rests)
Narodil se 21 Kvet 1897 (born 21 May 1897)
A /emrel 12 Kvet 1898 (died 12 May 1898)
A Czech language translator site was used to figureout the meanings in parenthesis.
"/emrel" probably was supposed to be "zemrel" (died)and I'm guessing is a stone carver's mistake. More evidence of this is that the carved '/' has what appears to be two wavy lines scratched into the stoneattempting to make the slash into a 'Z'.
(Remaining stones taking up the west half):
4 unmarked stones in a row
"wife of Joseph Pizinger"
Aug 24 1841 - Jan 30 1917
Jan 29 1830 - Sep 26, 1937
Oct 15, 1832 - July 23, 1904
4 unmarked stones
Leda dau. of A.C. Hejny, aged 8 months"
"first one buried in this grave yard"
(also, a poem at the bottom of the stone)
"Just as the morning of her life was opening into day
the young and lovely spirit passed from earth and grief away"
Born Sep. 17, 1832 - Dec. 14, 1905
"Aged 73 yrs, 3 mos. at rest"
Here rests Eva Hejny
Infant son of T and J Pizinger
Aug 21 1897 - Aug 21 1897
3 unmarked stones
John N. Mayer "husband of Minnie"
1886 - 1930
(has a stake just behind the headstone that says 'Veteran')
Minnie Mayer "wife of John"
1895 - 1919
Sep 28, 1841 - Feb 5, 1912
Mary, wife of H.M. Brown
Died Aug 6, 1900
aged 33y 3m 25dy
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