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  Empire Cemetery-Photo by Linda Andersen Empire Cemetery is located in Lone Tree Township 1 mile East and 2 miles South of Galva south of the old town of Empire. It's a beautiful place and is one of the oldest cemeteries in the region. The earliest grave is that of Michael Sauer who lost his way home in a blizzard and died on February 27, 1873. The second grave sites were for the two sons of John Kohler who were killed when the rain-soaked walls of a crudely constructed sod house caved in during a storm.
 
Direct inquires for Empire Cemetery to:
 
Empire Cemetery
c/o Linda Andersen
P.O. Box 2
Galva, KS 67443
(620) 654-3328
boblinda@hometelco.net
 
Other local cemeteries which might aid in family research are:
 
New Gottland Lutheran Church Cemetery
c/o Steve Erickson
1758 Pawnee Rd
McPherson, KS 67460
(620) 654-3584
 
McPherson Cemetery
P.O. Box 1008
McPherson, KS 67460
(620) 245-2568
 
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