Wilcox Cemetery

This cemetery is located 1.0 mile to the south and 1.25 miles east of the town of Burr.  From the intersection of 20th and 'S' roads, go east 0.2 of a mile, then 0.2 mile north up the dirt road leading up to the cemetery. The cemetery is located in a grove of trees.
"A baby boy died in January 1868. Son of Levi and Turza (Weldon) Wilcox. There was no cemetery for miles. They buried 'Little Charlie' on their land 1/2 mile east of their cabin. The inscription: 'Charles, Son of L. and T. Wilcox, died January 30, 1868. Age 28 days.' The next year children of D. and M. Ogden died: Emma, 8 years, and David, 10 years. In 1873, Samuel, son of H. and A Wathen, age 1 month, in 1880, Winfield Wathen, age 2 years, and Stephan Wathen, age 7 years. The monuments were purchased in Nebraska City. Henry and Angeline had 10 children, 4 lived to be adults.
In the northwest corner of the cemetery is a Catholic baby. Mollring was its name. It wasn't baptized, so along with their sorrow, there was no place to bury it. Again a baby was brought to the Wilcox Cemetery.
On November 21, 1876, there was a meeting to organize a cemetery association. Names of those attending were: James Hyslop, Whitfield, Pindar, Ellis, Wilcox, Mason, Ogden, and Brockman. The ground was officially given by Levi and Turza Wilcox. There were four Civil War veterans: Nicholas Rush, Christian Wagner, J.P. Garrett, and Levi Wilcox.
A peony bush and an end-gate rod mark the grave of Sarah Clarinda Garner West. Her sister, Laura Ferguson, is buried in an unmarked grave. In this old cemetery are perhaps 70 marked and unmarked graves, and many others without a story." (1)
Burials Listings: A complete listing of burials has been compiled by the Otoe County Genealogical Society, and can be found in our 'Otoe County Cemeteries' CD-ROM, which is available for purchase on our Publications web page.
Gravestone Photographs:  http://www.findagrave.com
Point of Contact:  If you desire more information about this cemetery, please contact the Otoe County Genealogical Society at and we will try and provide you with as much information about the cemetery as possible.
Cemetery Photographs:
Works Cited:

(1) Sugden [Wilcox], Maryann. Otoe County, Nebraska, 1983: Otoe County History. [Nebraska City, Neb.]: Otoe County Historical Society and Otoe County Museum Society, 1983. 17. Print.


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