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Elk, Spokane County, Washington
Lat: 47° 59' 03"N, Lon: 117° 17' 12"W
T29N R44E Section 30
Contributed by Maggie Rail, © Feb 03, 2000, last edited Nov
02, 2007 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Total records = 18.
Driving north on Hwy 2 south of Chattaroy, turn right or east onto
the Elk Chattaroy Road and continue for about 10 miles, turning
left onto Laurel Road at the intersection. Continue about 2.5 miles.
There will be a small lane with a chain across that leads off to
the left to this cemetery.
The Muhle cemetery was located on the farm of Mrs. Augusta Sneva,
SE of Elk WA. It is thought that this was the first pioneer homestead
of the area. Mrs. Sneva is a descendent of the Muhle family. At
this time I am not sure who's property it is on. It is situated
in the trees within a partial fence.
This cemetery, which is also known as the Coldsnow Cemetery by
some of the locals, dates back to the 1890s is still being used
by family today. It appears to be about 1/4 acre in size. The
cemetery is not that well maintained, but it appears to be cleaned
out a couple times a year. I was not able to find a contact person.
Entries with an asterisk * I found not stone or marker for and
are from the personal knowledge of Mr. Henry Sodhoff or from the
May 30, 1959 transcription by Blundell-Lartigue.
After transcribing from the 1959 source, I visited and read this
cemetery on Nov 01, 2007, using my digital camera to photograph
of all existing and legible stones and markers.
- Maggie Rail
|b. = born
d. = died
c/o = child of
|d/o = daughter of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
Coldsnow, Jack E, b. Dec 07, 1924, d. Jul 22, 1995, Centennial
farm owner 1888-1988
Daniel, James 'JD', b. Apr 14, 1926, d. Nov 19, 2005, Husband,
Father and Grandfather, US Navy Air Corp WWII
Fidrich, Mittelstaedt, b. Nov 27, 1820, d. Jul 20, 1903
Grandstrand, Mrs, d. c.1909, school teacher in area, no
Kidder, Mrs, bur. c.1902, no stone *
Mittelstadt, Friedrich, b. Nov 27, 1820, d. Jul 20, 1903
Mittelstadt, Mrs. F, no date, w/o Friedrich, their son
is buried at Spangle Washington *
Muhle, Anna, b. May 13, 1870, d. Feb 25, 1904, w/o Carl
B.E., s/w Carl
Muhle, Carl B., no dates, no stone *
Muhle, Carl, b. Aug 17, 1894, d. Jan 22, 1896, s/w Anna
Muhle, Carl, b. May 27, 1828, d. May 07, 1897
Muhle, Mrs C. M., no dates, w/o Carl M. Muhle I, no stone
Packard, Charles F, b. May 17, 1912, d. Mar 02, 1992, s/w
Packard, Evelyn A, b. Feb 16, 1922, d. Apr 02, 2001, s/w
Charles F, d/o Alva and Augusta Coldsnow
Rogers, Kristine 'Tina', b. Apr 01, 1948, d. Mar 07, 1988
Wagner, Infant, no dates, c/o Nina Wagner, no marker
Wenrick, Carl F 'Fred', b. Apr 19, 1919, d. May 16, 1999,
s/w Yvonne Coldsnow
Wenrick, Yvonne Coldsnow, b. Sep 24, 1922, d. Sep 06, 1998,
s/w Carl F 'Fred'
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