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Bryant Cemetery
Latrobe, El Dorado County, California

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GPS: 38.58282, -120.96770

6740 South Shingle
Shingle Springs, CA 95682

Contributed by Candis Ward [candislward@hotmail.com], Feb 02, 2005.
Total records = 141.

Bryant Cemetery is owned by the County of El Dorado.

Driving Directions

From Sacramento travel east on Hwy 50 east, taking the Ponderosa Rd, Shingle Springs turnoff. Turn right onto South Shingle Rd and continue south/southwest for 5.7 miles. About a mile after you pass Dugan, turn right onto Heffren Drive. The cemetery is on the left side of the road shortly after the turn.

Cemetery History

Bryant Cemetery (aka Brandon’s Station and Bryant’s Station) is located off South Shingle Road in Latrobe and is a little over one acre in size (1.05 acres). The cemetery is no longer active and since 1992 has been open for pre-needs (previously purchased plots) only.

Between 2003 and 2005 there were three cremation burials at the cemetery. The cemetery provided plots for ground burials for full body and cremations. The cemetery contains approximately 208 marked graves (full and cremated) and 299 unknown graves found with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).

Bryant Cemetery was founded in 1850 by the landowners of William Springs Ranch who gave local families permission to bury their loved ones there. The historical Bryant House and Brandon Station were nearby, situated on the first road going from Sacramento to Placerville. The cemetery was probably established in 1849 and is one of the oldest Gold Rush burial grounds in El Dorado County. Unfortunately, there are no markers from this period.

The earliest marked headstone is from 1855. There were several road houses in this area for people to stop at since this was part of the main road from Sacramento to Placerville before Highway 50 was built. People who died while staying at the road houses were often buried at Bryant as well. No physical deed was required by law to pass responsibility to the County since the title was vested to the public in 1872 by way of what is now known as the Health and Safety Code Section 8126.

The cemetery was officially deeded over to the county by the property owner in 1912 and shortly after, the Board of Supervisors appointed a committee to supervise the cemetery. In 1988, Bryant was listed as a Public County Cemetery by the State Cemetery Board. Bryant Cemetery is a “natural” cemetery and, as such, it is not sprayed with herbicides. The cemetery has an abundance of deciduous trees and major landscaping efforts include leaf removal and weeding at least once a year.

Cemetery Records

Records below were transcribed from tombstone inscriptions by Candis Ward during a visit to the cemetery on Nov 30, 2004.

Allen, Violet J., b. 1887, d. 1967
Baglioni, Constantine, b. 1837, d. 1894, Father husband of Josephine
Baglioni, Josephine, b. 1858, d. 1891, Mother
Barnett, James A., b. 2 Nov 1872, d. 3 Jun 1957
Bonetti, Antonio, b. 1845, d. 1925, native Switzerland
Bonetti, Charles, b. 1872, d. 1962
Bonetti, Filomena, b. 1857, d. 1925, native Switzerland, w/o Antonio
Bonetti, Henry, b. 1868, d. 1956
Bonetti, Joseph P., d. 24 Jan 1934
Bonetti, Maria, b. 28 Aug 1890, d. 29 Feb 1920, Gone but not forgoten
Bonetti, Rose, b. 1892, d. 1981, w/o Charles
Brandon, Nellie E., d. 23 Apr 1903, age: 36y 5m 3d, beloved wife of M. D
Brandon, Robert G., b. 1891, d. 1970, I.O.O.F
Brandon, Ruby, b. 1903, d. 1979
Brunello, Gina Louise, b. 27 Oct 1965, d. 22 Sep 1987
Bryant, E. S., d. 4 Nov 1893, age: 66y 11m 21d
Bryant, Eva G., b. 31 Dec 1878, d. 29 Apr 1879
Bryant, Frances S., b. 19 Jun 1797, d. 28 Jul 1878
Bryant, Harland S., d., age: 24y 4m 16d, son of E. S. & S. E
Bryant, Hermia L., b. 4 Jan 1877, d. 1 Sep 1880
Carsten, Godfrey, b. 1859, d. 1937, I.O.O.F. Father (Charlotte McKenzie's headstone is on top of Godfrey's
Chaix, Anne A., b. 1900, d. 1996, w/o Roy
Chaix, Arthur J., b. 22 Nov 1890, d. 19 Apr 1938, Daddy
Chaix, Elizabeth, b. 1862, d. 1943, w/o Sixte
Chaix, Frances S., d. 1892, age: 6 weeks
Chaix, Ray T., b. 1881, d. 1902
Chaix, Roy H. 1900, b. 1954, d.
Chaix, Sixte, b. 1854, d. 1931
Chauncey, d. 4 Mar 1869, age: 50y 11m 28d
Dicks, C. M. C., d. 8 Apr 1869, age: 25y 2m 5d
Dicks, John C., d. 4 Jul 1874, age: 21y 2m 6d, son of J. H. & M
Dicks, John O., d. 14 Dec 1855, age: 55y 10m 23d
Dicks, Mary E., d. 20 Aug 1879, age: 40 years, wife of J. H
Dodson, Marcus H., b. 20 Jan 1831, d. 25 Jan 1905, Father
Dodson, Mary M., d. 29 May 1868, age: 53h 11m 17d, wife of M. H
Dodson, Rebecca Jane, d. 22 Mar 1892, age: 50y 20d, wife of M. H., Gone but not forgotten
Dugan, L. F., d. 16 Oct 1865, age: 22y 1m
Dugan, Wm., d. 5 Mar 1868, age: 44y 10m 21d
Estey, Zella, b. 21 Oct 1879, d. 27 Sep 1923, Mother Gone but not forgotten
Faber, Fredrick P., d. 24 Nov 1876, age: 76y 8m 28d, native of Denmark
Faber, Lucy Jane, d. 1 Apr 1888, age: 28y 8m 15d, wife of Peter E
Ferry, Effie May, b. 1885, d. 15 May 1905, Mother
Ferry, Elizabeth, d. 1923, age: One Day
Finley, Charles E., b. 1859, d. 1899, In Varozza family plot
Finley, Frank, b. 1882, d. 1899
Foley, Robert Willard, b. 1934, d. 2002, Beloved husband and father
Gillis, Beth, b. 18 Nov 1898, d. 28 Aug 1904, only child of C. & E. Gillis
Graham, John O., d. 15 Ap 1873, age: 57y 10m 12d
Graham, Sarah A., d. 28 Oct 1869, age: 44y 2m 11d, wife of John
Halloc, Juanita Bloomquist, b. 23 Mar 1926, d. 24 Nov 1992, Loving Mother and Grandma
Hanley, Andrew J., b. 1840, d. 1911
Hanley, Margaret McKenzie, d. 7 Jul 1872, age: 36y 6m, native of Scotland, wife of A. J. Hanley
Hanley, Mary, no dates
Herther, Friedrich, b. 30 Oct 1834, d. 16 Apr 1888
Hitchcock, A. C., d., Sgt. CO A. 1 Cal. Cav
Hitchcock, Eliza G., d. 25 Oct 1862, age: 16y 11m 18d
Hitchcock, Hamline, d. 29 Jun 1861, age: 16y 11m 27d
Hitchcock, Mary S. T., d. 21 Jan 1877, age: 41y 1m 27, wife of Thomas
Hitchcock, Naomi, d. 22 Jan 1866, age: 53y 8m 13d, wife of Thomas
Hitchcock, Thomas, b. 1810, d. 1897, At rest beneath that tranquil sod That holy harvest home of God
Hitchcock, Virginia M., d. 27 Oct 1873, age: 53y 9m 23d, wife of Thomas Hitchcock
Jones, Rose E., b. 14 nov 1883, d. 5 May 1880
Larsen, Doris Nightingale Foley, b. 1904, d. 1982
Larsen-Hallock, Richard D., b. 14 Jul 1949, d. 16 May 1989, Sgt USAF Vietnam, Loving husband, wonderful father
Marr, Kimsy L., b. 1871, d. 1907
Marr, Lura M., d. 1895, with Kimzy
McKenzie, Anna F., b. 1892, d. 1979, w/o George W
McKenzie, Charlotte, b. 2 Sep 1854, d. 4 Aug 1923, native of Sweden, w/o W. B
McKenzie, George W., b. 1889, d. 1971
McKenzie, Margaret, d. 7 Jul 1872, age: 36y 6m, native of Scotland, Mother, w/o A. J. Hanley
McKenzie, Walter Scott, b. 14 Jul 1861, d. 23 Feb 1916
McKenzie, William B., b. 25 Dec 1857, d. 25 May 1939, native of Australia
Mehrten, Agnes K., b. 13 Jan 1908, d. 10 Oct 1999
Mehrten, Baby, d. 19 May 1905
Mehrten, Charles, b. 1909, d. 16 May 1905
Minton, Grover, b. 28 Nov 1917, d. 22 Apr 1991, US Army WWII
Minton, Verna Pauline, b. 3 Oct 1920, d. 17 Sep 1993
Mitchell, Edward E., b. 16 Oct 1871, d. 31 May 1935
Mitchell, James W., b. 20 Jun 1840, d. 30 Aug 1914
Mitchell, Mabel, b. 15 Oct 1868, d. 10 Mar 1903, beloved wife of W. L
Mitchell, Marietta S., b. 1851, d. 1946
Mocettini, Angelena R., b. 8 Nov 1906, d. 28 Oct 1997, Our favorite aunt
Mocettini, Anna, d. 8 Feb 1894, age: 2d
Mocettini, Grace M., b. 18 Sep 1909, d. 29 Mar 1999, The backpacker
Mocettini, Phillip, b. 4 Feb 1873, d. 22 Apr 1947
Mocettini, Pietro, d. 8 Feb 1897, age: 50 yr, native of Switzerland
Mocettini, Regina, b. 15 Aug 1947, d. 25 Nov 1930, Mother
Nightingale, Harry H., b. 28 Jul 1867, d. 8 May 1906, Not dead but sleeping
Nightingale, John O., no dates, Our Father
Nightingale, Willard F., b. 27 Dec 1861, d. 23 Feb 1914, husband of Laura
Penter, Ada Evelyn, b. 28 Sep 1873, d. 5 Nov 1901, at rest
Penter, Deliah, d. 24 Jun 1892, age: 76 years, wife of Wm. N., (mother) Gone but not forgotten
Penter, Elizabeth A., d. 15 Oct 1872, age: 33y 1m 4d, daughter of Wm. M. & D
Penter, Joseph C., d. 17 Sep 1874, age: 27y 9m 8d
Penter, Maggie E., d. 17 Dec 1901, age: 50 years, wife of Geo. W. and daughter of James & Jane Nightingale, Weep not, she is at rest
Perona, Frank, b. 1882, d. 1955
Perona, Gertrude, b. 1900, d. 1966, w/o Frank
Pickett, Addie, b. 1872, d. 1964
Pickett, Emerson, b. 1862, d. 1940
Pittman, Irene Filis Mocettini, b. 23 Nov 1923, d. 24 Dec 1902, Loyal, Proud and Loving mother
Porter, Addie Laura, b. 19 Sep 1878, d. 12 Apr 1905
Porter, Amanda, b. 1842, d. 1897
Porter, Elizabeth A., d. 1864, with Irene
Porter, Irene, d. 1876
Porter, James T., b. 1824, d. 1892, with Amanda
Porter, Jane, b. 22 Sep 1849, d. 31 Mar 1903, Mother
Porter, Margaret A., d. 29 ? 186?, age: 16y 11m 21d, wife of Wm. T., daughter of W.M. & Delila Penter
Porter, Nathaniel, b. 9 Sep 1830, d. 4 Aug 1905, Father
Porter, Rose Belle, b. 1875, d. 1901, daugher of N. & J
Porter, William Roy, b. 9 Jun 1877, d. Dec 1877, son of N. & J
Porter, William T., b. 28 Sep 1832, d. 1 May 1899, Uncle
Roelke, Martha U., b. 1859, d. 1933
Salem, Nelson, b. 18 May 1904, d. 27 Nov 1974, Beloved Uncle
Scheiber, Marie, b. 1922, d. 2001
Shaver, James King, d. 1 Sep 1875, age: 47 years, native of Tennessee
Shirley, Mary A., b. 19 Aug 1856, d. 29 Apr 1936
Smith, Armindo Pratt, b. 1851, d. 1902
Smith, Chancy Gustin, b. 1829, d. 1906
Smith, George A., b. 1906, d. 1999, Loving husband, father and friend
Smith, Ruth E., b. 1917, d. 1980, w/o George A
Smyth, Elizabeth M., d. 18 Mar 1876, age: 34y 9m 12d, wife of Wm. M. Smyth burried with Sarah L
Smyth, Harry H., d. 23 Aug 1878, age: 18y 7m 28d, son of W. M. & E. M
Smyth, Sarah L., d. 18 Jul 1876, age: 6m 27d
Smyth, William M., no dates, Co. A MO. MTD. Vols, Mexican Ward
Stanton, Axia, b. 1797, d. 1877
Swift, Rufus S., b. 1891, d. 1982
Swift, Sarah E., b. 1894, d. 1978
Teague, Jane M., d. 21 Oct 1886, age: 25y 1m 23d, daughter of Mabia C. Faber
Travis, Blanche, b. 1910, d. 2003, w/o Harry married 1 Jan 1930
Travis, Harry, b. 1909, d. 1963
Varozza, Annie, b. 27 Aug 1857, d. 27 Jan 1903
Varozza, Chester, b. 1882, d. 1913
Varozza, Elizabeth A., b. 1886, d. 1902
Varozza, Josie a., b. 1884, d. 1913
Varozza, Maggie M., b. 1880, d. 1896
Varozza, Mary E., b. 1876, d. 1896
Varozza, Sadie E., b. 1888, d. 1908
Wayman, Laura Nightingale, b. 1871, d. 1931
Wayman, William H., b. 1872, d. 1949
Wichman, William C., b. 10 May 1876, d. 14 Jan 1912
Zanini, Giovannina, b. 1830, d. 1912, native of Switzerland

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