Kemper Cemetery

Newton, Harvey, Kansas, United States

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Location:\nSedgwick Township - West 1/2 of NW 1/4 - Section 3 Twp 24S Range 01W\nN 37.99935 W 97.42290\n\n5979 SW 36th Street\nVan Arsdale, KS 67135\n\nTrustees: Sedgwick Township Board\nFirst Burial: September 16, 1872\nNumber of Burials: 44\nNumber of Veteran Burials: 1 (Civil War)\n\nTwo miles south of Highway 50 on S. Ridge Road (CR-811), turn east on SW 36th St (CR-576) for 1/2 mile. Cemetery is on the south side of the road.\n\nHistory:\n\nDr. Adam D. H. Kemper was a pioneer farmer and doctor who owned the land. To the east of the cemetery was the Kemper School, in which Church services were held on Sundays. After the Kemper family moved away, a new school house was built to the west of the cemetery and the name changed to Gem School. Dr. Kemper and other early pioneers are buried in this cemetery. For many years it was not maintained or cared for, and many stones are broken. It is now regularly mowed and maintained.\n\nIn 1947, the following newspaper notice appeared: \"A motion was approved to call the attention of the township officials to the ownership of Kemper Cemetery, one-half mile east of the Gem School. Unless the township assumes the ownership this pioneer burial ground may revert to its original owners. Friends or relatives of those buried in this cemetery are urged to contact Miss Taylor or Miss Grace Hill, Halstead\" (The Evening Kansan-Republican, Tuesday July 1 1947. Page 2).
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