Schnell Cemetery

The Story

The cemetery is located on the SW corner of NE 34-22-31.  Jacob Schnell homesteaded the quarter. 

 

The first burials were before 1895.  Two children belonging to Jakob and Katherine Schoepp were killed when the sod roof of their house fell on them.  Jacob Schnell's wife was buried in 1905, and Jacob was buried in the same cemetery some time later.

 

Another burial was a twin to Ludwig Werle, Philip Werle, who died in infancy in November of 1902.  There are a total of twelve graves in which seven are unknown.  The cemetery is under cultivation and there is no trace of the graves.

Finding the Cemetery

GPS: 51.029659, -101.736364 (approximate)

Driving Directions

Note: This cemetery is located in the center of the section and is not adjacent to any road.

From the town of Churchbridge, drive north for 3 miles on Highway 80, then turn east.  Drive 6 miles east, then turn north.  Drive 5.5 miles north.  The cemetery is in the middle of the section on the east side of the road.