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NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG4072.AM:  Harmony Cemetery Association (Fillmore County, Neb.)



Records:  1879-1980

Belle Prairie Township, Fillmore County, Neb.:  Cemetery association

Size:  1 box (2 volumes)



BACKGROUND NOTE



The Belle Prairie Cemetery Association was organized on January 25, 1879 in order to establish and keep in good repair a place of interment in Belle Prairie Township, Fillmore County, Nebraska. The cemetery was located on a corner of land owned by Whitefield Crawford on Section 27, in the northeast corner of Twp. SN, R2W. The cemetery’s name was changed to Harmony Cemetery, probably because of its close proximity to the Harmony Church and Harmony Schoolhouse.



According to local residents, the oldest grave in the cemetery is that of Rhado Matt who died on January 18, 1879; the oldest surviving monument is that of Myrtle Conley, an infant who died on March 10, 1881.



The Harmony Cemetery is located three miles south of Strang and two miles east of U.S. Highway 81.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection contains two volumes relating to the business and membership of the Harmony Cemetery Association. Volume 1, a ledger dating from 1879-1971, contains historical and financial materials, including constitution and amendments; minutes of annual meetings, 1879-1917; and financial records, 1879-1971. The minutes provide information on repairs and improvements of the cemetery grounds, purchases of additional land, elections of officers, and fiscal matters. The financial records detail expenses, money donated for permanent care funds, receipts and disbursements, membership names and pay information and lot ownership. Volume 2 contains a record of burials dating from 1922-1980, July 14. It is chronologically arranged and notes the individual’s name, age, race, sex, death and burial dates, cause of death, grave location, and town of residence.



DESCRIPTION


Box 1

Volume

  1. Ledger, 1879-1971

  2. Record of burials, 1922-1980, July 14



 



ADDED ENTRIES



Belle Prairie Cemetery Association (Fillmore County, Neb.)

Cemeteries — Nebraska — Fillmore County

Fillmore County (Neb.) — Cemeteries

Harmony Cemetery Association (Fillmore County, Neb.)



 



Revised 02-08-2008   TMM