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County Line Cemetery
Lincoln County, Washington

Lat: 47° 15' 41"N, 118° 26' 56"W
T21N R35E Sec 31

Contributed by Marge Womach, Oct 30, 2003, last edited Jul 03, 2008 [coffee@sisna.com]. Total records = 46.

County Line Cemetery is located in southern Lincoln County near the corner of Bauer Road and Davis Road, 7 miles south and about 3 miles west of Downs.

It was also known as the Immanuel German Congregational Cemetery. When it was active the church was south of Davis Road in Adams County.

There is a gate at the center of the south side of the cemetery. The northwest corner is overgrown with roses, and when I walked the cemetery in the summer of 1999, only the immediate area near the gate was mowed. Twenty-nine tombstones were found visible, with other gravesites marked with iron rods, not crosses. Several apparent burial sites had remnants of wood with cans and broken glass. This prompted an intense search for burial records to document the other burials.

The Immanuel German Congregational Church ledger was located, and translation of the German was done by Rev Ernest Sprenger of Ritzville. Death certificates, mortuary records and obituaries were located by Irma Gfeller, Marietta Stokes and myself. These records were then compared to family reports and folklore of the neighborhood.

One family report could not be documented (to date), that of an infant female Kiehn, dying prior to 1900, and was not included on this listing. All tombstones recorded by the Lartigues in 1974 printed in Tombstones Inscriptions of Lincoln County were located. Lartigues noted that although the stone for Anna M Kramer (1892-1893) would lead one to believe the burial was in County Line, the stone is a memorial stone and the burial took place in Nebraska.

(no visible stone) following a name was used since stones could be hidden due to the dust storms of the 1930's, the perpetual drift of earth in a farming locale and the abundance of ash deposited by Mount Saint Helen's eruption in 1980. Available documentation will be provided to any request by emailing me.

I have completed my transcription of this cemetery on Oct 28, 2003.

- Marge Womach

Eckhart, Joseph Marien, b. Aug 15, 1928, d. Aug 15, 1928 (no visible stone)
Heimbigner, infant, b. May 5, 1908, d. May 5, 1908, child of Heinrich (no visible stone)
Kaiser, Elizabeth "Baby", d. Nov 1908, aged 7 months
Kiehn, Anna Margaretta, d. Nov 21, 1921, 75 yrs 11 mos 3 days (no visible stone)
Kiehn, Conrad, b. Jan 26, 1896, d. Jan 03, 1914, s/o Conrad Jr
Kiehn, John H, d. Mar 29, 1918 (no visible stone)
Kister, Catherine, b. May 24, 1895; d. Jul 2, 1917 (no visible stone)
Kramer, Anna M, b. 1892, d. 1893 "Sister"
Kramer, Arthur, b. 1908, d. 1992
Kramer, Henry, b. 1900, d. 1906, "Brother"
Kramer, Henry, b. 1872, d. 1908, "Father" (shared stone w/ Mary K)
Kramer, John P, b. 1849, d. 1922 (shared stone w/ Marie C)
Kramer, Kret, b. May 13, 1889, d. Jan 10, 1903, "tochter von Peter & Maria Kramer"
Kramer, Marie C, b. 1853, d. 1921 (shared stone w/ John P)
Kramer, Marie, b. 1894, d. 1985
Kramer, Marie, b. Apr 2, 1897, d. May 22, 1898, "vochter von Peter B Kramer"
Kramer, Martha, b. 1902, d. 1932, "Sister"
Kramer, Mary K, b. 1871, d. 1926, "Mother" (shared stone w/ Henry)
Kramer, Paulina, b. 1896, d. 1983
Kramer, Philip, b. Dec 30, 1898, d. Oct 31, 1966, "Brother"
Lenhart, Elmer Frederick, b. Aug 13, 1926, d. Jan 10, 1927
Lenhart, Elvera Geneva, b. Nov 3, 1923, d. Mar 14, 1924
Lenhart, Helen Eldora, b. 1915, d. 1931 "daughter of Anna & Jacob Lenhart"
Lesser, Conrad, b. May 30, 1872 Russia, d. Oct 17, 1951, h/o Maggie, iron marker, no stone
Lesser, Maggie Heimbigner, b. Aug 15, 1876 Frank, Russia, d. Dec 15, 1948, w/o Conrad, iron marker, no stone
Lesser, Martha, d. Jul 21, 1922, age 18 yrs (no visible stone)
Lesser, Samuel, b. Jan 28, 1836, d. Jan 13, 1924 (no visible stone)
Reider, Esther, b. 1908, d. 1911, "baby sister"
Schaefer, infant, d. Nov 1913, age 4 months, child of Konrad, (no visible stone)
Schafer, Heinrich, b. Oct 25, 1886, d. Oct 30, 1903 "sohn von H & K Schafer"
Schafer, Mathide, b. Jul 30, 1901, d. Nov 22, 1903 "vochter von H & K Schafer"
Schaffer, Henry, b. Jan 21, 1895, d. Feb 13, 1899, "Beloved children of John & Annie"
Schaffer, John, b. Nov 8, 1896, d. Feb 6, 1899, (shared stone with Henry)
Schmidt, Herold, b. Jan 5, 1904, d. Apr 27, 1907, (shared/stone w/Lorenz & Mathilda)
Schmidt, Lorenz, b. Jan 5, 1904, d. Apr 18, 1904, (shared/stone w/Herold & Mathilda)
Schmidt, Mathilda, b. Feb 25, 1900, d. Aug 23, 1909 "children of GJ & K Schmidt"
Schoessler, Katie, b. Jan 24, 1890, d. Jan 17, 1909 "daughter of Geo & Katie Schoessler"
Walter, Baby Elmer, "early 1920's"
Walter, Baby girl, "early 1920's"
Weber, Buckley Gene, 1951 (only), "our baby"
Weber, Daniel (Speed), b. 1904, d. 1977
Weber, Ellen Louise, b. 1923, d. 1936
Weber, Ervin L, b. 1921, d. 1925
Weber, George, b. 1902, d. 1992 (shared stone w/ Marie)
Weber, Magdelena, b. Feb 6, 1869, d. Oct 23, 1905, "Beloved wife of Adam Weber"
Weber, Marie, b. 1903, d. 1984, (shared stone w/ George)

 

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