Rose Hill Cemetery

This cemetery is located 0.5 mile to the south of Douglas, Nebraska on State Highway Spur 66A, on the east side of the road. The cemetery is located on the north side of St. Martin's Catholic Cemetery.
 
 
"In the 1850's, several people were burned on the prairies from a prairie fire. They were buried on a hill that is now known as Rose Hill Cemetery. This is on a hill overlooking the town to the north. It has both a Protestant and Catholic site." (1)
 
"The Rose Hill Cemetery was started before 1890. It is located south of Douglas on top of a high hill. The Protestant cemetery on the north and St. Martin Catholic on the south. There used to be a fence between, but was taken out in 1965. The land was purchased from Joe Steel, Sr.  Before 1900, there were several small cemeteries around thru the precinct, one located a half mile south of the present Rose Hill. It was a small plot with a creek around it, so there was no room for expansion. When the new one was formed, several burials were moved to lots located on the north part." (2)
 
 
Burials Listings: A complete listing of burials can be found in our Members Only Section.
 
Gravestone Photographs:  http://www.findagrave.com
 
 
 
 
Point of Contact:
Rose Hill Cemetery Association
944 S. 8th Rd.
Douglas, NE 68344-8942
 
Cemetery Photographs:
 
 
 
 
Works Cited:
 
(1) Brugman, Ardys. Otoe County, Nebraska, 1983: Otoe County History. [Nebraska City, Neb.]: Otoe County Historical Society and Otoe County Museum Society, 1983. 19. Print.
 

(2) Conkel, Erma. Otoe County, Nebraska, 1983: Otoe County History. [Nebraska City, Neb.]: Otoe County Historical Society and Otoe County Museum Society, 1983. 21. Print.

 


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Genealogy Events

 

 Program Ideas - Come & share with us!!!  We want to make the Society interesting to all Otoe County area residents or descendants of Otoe County Pioneers!!

Thursday, August 10th - 6:00PM - Brown Bag Lunch -  Brief Meeting - selecting Nomination Committee and Finance Meeting - Unadilla Resource Room.  Please come and give OCGS your input and interest for future activities/programs!

Saturday, August 19th - 9AM Lewis & Clark Center - Nebraska City - Group will meet east of the Syracuse Public Library and car pool from there.  Lunch Downtown Nebraska City.

Saturday, September 23rd 10AM - Osage Cemetery tour & Brown Bag Lunch

Saturday, October 21st, 9AM - Meeting.  10AM - Program - preserving Old Photographs, Unadilla Resource Room

Saturday, November 18th, 9:30AM Election of Officers, 2018-2020, Potluck Lunch.  Unadilla Resource Room.

 
 

Syracuse Museum of Memories - Looking for Volunteers.  They meet every Wednesday, 9AM.  Open every Sunday afternoon - May-October, else by Appointment.  See their page on our site for further details. 

 

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