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Brethren Cemetery
Cass County,

The following text comes from an undated document (no author) in the Cass County Historical Museum:

Brethren Cemetery or Dunkard Cemetery and Church
On August 21, 1884, Sarah Fischer conveyed two acres in the shape of a square in the northeast corner of section 10, township 10 North, Range 9 in Cass Coounty Nebraska to “The Trustees of the Weeping Water Chruch Society of Dunkards.” (This is located 1 mile south of Alvo.)

On June 16, 1886, the deed states, “Trustees of the Weeping Water Church, Society of German Baptist of Case County…

The Infant son of M.L. and Rosa Keefer was the first person buried here on February 7, 1886. Alice, dau. of C. Wes Stanbaugh died September 25, 1886 at the age of 11 years, 2 months.

The church building set on the north side of the drive of the cemetery. Mr. Mickey, a Dunkard miinister, had the building moved to Alvo in 1906. Meetings were held there for at least 40 years. Later it was torn down.

The cemetery was known as the Dunkard Cemetery for years. Later it was changed to the Alvo Brethren Cemetery. An arch was placed over the gate in May, 1983

Contributed on 8/24/06 by JimNebraska99
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Submitted: 8/24/06 • Approved: 8/8/13 • Last Updated: 8/11/13 • R9500-G0-S3

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