Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Thank You Cletus!

Since 1971, Cletus Suther has been providing GREAT assistance to Nemaha County, Kansas genealogists from his home in Ohio. With the help of his sons, Cletus has been compiling cemetery information for most of the cemeteries in the county.

Each grave is cited in detail on these typed pages. Details include some if not all of the following information:
  • Section
  • Lot
  • Space
  • Name
  • Parents (often including mother's maiden name)
  • Birth Date
  • Birth Place
  • Death Date
  • Marriage Date
  • Marriage Place
  • Spouse (including some 2nd spouses)
  • Obituary Date 
For example, if one was researching Harry Brown who died in 1906, one would learn that he married Emma Latter in Croyden, England from the information Cletus included in the Seneca City Cemetery book (page 31).

Granted, one would want to dig further and locate the marriage record. However, this record would help a genealogist look beyond Nemaha County for that marriage record.

If you are researching family in Nemaha County, Kansas, be sure to check out this valuable resource. Copies of these cemetery books are in the Seneca Free Library and the Nemaha County Historical Society Museum.
for your time and dedication to compiling and making available this valuable information for Nemaha County!