St. John's U.C.C. Cemetery (McWilliams)

The cemetery is located at 4403 'O' Road, 1.0 mile south of the intersection of Highway 128 & 44th Road.
 
 
"According to church records and recollections of the older members, it was in the years 1860-1870 that a number of families came to McWilliams Precinct, Otoe County, Nebraska. The majority had been members of an Evangelical Church in their former homes. Not having an Evangelical Church within reasonable distance, they met in the homes on Sunday.
 
On January 2, 1871, a business meeting was held. Those present were J. Frederick Pahde, Frank Doermann, H. Moritz Damme, John J. Echoff and Henry Holtgrewe. They agreed to organize a church and adopted a constitution and by-laws. The adopted the name 'Evangelical St. John's Congregation.' For a meeting place, they made use of a dwelling located on a farm owned by Frank Doermann.
 
On November 24, 1884, a deed was made by H. Moritz Damme and his wife, Minnie Damme, conveying 10 acres being the South West 10 acres of Southwest quarter of Section 11, Township 7, Range 12, Otoe County, McWilliams Precinct, Nebraska, for site of St. John's Evangelical Church and parsonage. The cemetery was platted and the same was maintained by the congregation." (1)
 
 
Burial Listing: A complete burial listing can be found in our Members Only Section.
 
Gravestone Photographs: http://www.findagrave.com
 
Point of Contact:
St. John's United Church of Christ
4403 O Road
Talmage, NE 68448
(402) 259-4215
 
Cemetery Photographs:
 
 
 
 
Works Cited:
 

(1) Peterson, Esther. Otoe County, Nebraska, 1983: Otoe County History. [Nebraska City, Neb.]: Otoe County Historical Society and Otoe County Museum Society, 1983. 66. 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. 

 

Meeting Minutes

May 2017 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the minutes.

April 2017 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the minutes.

February 2017 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the minutes.

November 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the minutes.

June 11, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the minutes

May 21, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes.

April 23, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes

March 12, 2016 Meeting Minutes - Click HERE for the Minutes.

February 20, 2016 Meeting Minutes - click here for the minutes.

January  9, 2016 Meeting Minutes - click here for the minutes.