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Morris County Cemetery Transcription has been graciously provided to the
KSGenWeb Digital Library for use by Laurel
Litke Navinsky (email@example.com). This cemetery was
painstakingly searched and documented by Laurel Litke Navinsky of Randolph,
Kansas. This is an update to the "A Small Un-named Family Cemetery east of
Council Grove" listed in this directory.
This cemetery is
located on private land SE of Council Grove where David, Fred, Kate and Carrae
LITKE and the OHMS are buried. It is the "Little John Cemetery."
This land was owned by Fred LITKE. I have made a more complete and
accurate cemetery listing. My family and I went down and cleaned up the
cemetery last spring (2000). We scrubbed the stones and could then read
them, except the ones that were in Cyrillic -(Ukrainian/Russian)., some of the
head stones were homemade There is only one that may be in German.
The small stones the John Sower mentions are individual plot markers. I
may be able to have the ones written in Cyrillic transcribed.
David & his
wife, Justina (KUNTZ) LITKE and their children, Fred LITKE, Mary Elizabeth
(LITKE) JENKINS, Florence May (LITKE) EITSON, Minnie (LITKE)
SCHAFFER, Martin C. LITKE, and Elizabeth Pauline (LITKE) SCHULTZ arrived
in New York, June 28, 1876 on the ship, 'The Wieland'. Their eldest son
and family, John and Anna (STEGMAN) LITKE arrived in New York, August 18, 1875
on the ship, 'The Cimbria'.
East from Council Grove on Highway 56 for 2.5 miles. Turn south on to
500th Road, (the first right turn). Travel approximately one mile south to
the first left turn. The gate to the cemetery is immediately after the
turn. This is private land and permission must be given by the owner to
enter the property. Follow the path across the draw and continue until you
reach the end of the field. Walk along the edge of the field, (east), 400
yds, at the end of the field turn left, (north) and walk another 100 yds to the
entrance. The entrance is on the south side of the cemetery.
Upon entering the cemetery, walking from the south to the north:
|STEEGE (LITKE), Lydia
||daughter of Fred and
Carrae (Caroline) OHM LITKE
||30 Aug 1842
||22 Mar 1922
||Mother of Carrae LITKE,
Kate LITKE and Jakob OHM
||14 Sept 1838
||24 Dec 1910
||"Gone Home, Sleep on
Beloved Sleep, and take rest"
Father of Carrae LITKE, Kate LITKE and Jakob OHM
||'Cyrillic writing' Son
of Jacob and Marie OHM
||Thus the fairest, and
the sweetest, flowers are the earliest gathered, home to him, who said
suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not (CWL is listed
as the 'No Name, and is the daughter of Fred and Carrae (Caroline) OHM
LITKE). I will find her name eventually.
I know that Carrae was Caroline OHM LITKE, and I believe that Karalna was
her baby. (1st wife of Fred, and daughter of Jacob and Marie OHM.)
|LITKE, Mary M.
||25 Nov 1897
Daughter of Fred and Kate OHM LITKE
Mary we found another small broken headstone that would be a baby's: DCH
12 9? Ocftorvcn 25, 1 - November 189 - and the top part of a cross
||2 Aug 1858
||3 July 1910
||son of D. LITKE
the right (east), on the left side of the path is:
||23 Oct 1866
||4 Sept 1924
||2nd wife of Fred,
sister to Carrae. daughter of Jacob and Marie OHM
right of the path is:
|LITKE, Fred N.
||14 April 1901
||14 Dec 1916
||Son of Fred & Kate
||16 June 1891
||aged 69y 6m 8d
||(David LITKE, father
LITKE, turn to the right (south), next is:
||? 22 ? 1886, 27 ?
||Cyrillic - Reinhold
JANZEN? Cannot confirm this yet.
|Mother, Justina JANZEN
||25 Dec 1833
||25 Nov 1918
||aged 85y 11m 3w 4d
||Arrived in NY on Aug
18, 1875 with her family: husband, Reinhold, children: Heinrich, Marie,
Justine, and Carl. They arrived on the same ship as the OHMs and
John and Anna LITKE, son of David LITKE.
|KF & JH, sons of R & H
||16 Feb 1894
||More writing, but is
to far into the ground.
||19 July 1899
||aged 14y 7m 4d
||Leading Kindly Light,
Daughter of H & Flora REDDIG. A little time on earth she spent, Till
God for her, His Angel sent
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 22:46:41
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