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Old Tehachapi Cemetery
Tehachapi, Kern County, California

Violette Court and Lilac
Tehachapi CA

Lat: 3508'26"N, Lon: 11828'44"W

Contributed by Avalee Fischer, Jan 01, 2002 [res0f1lp@verizon.net]. Total records = 28.

The "Old Tehachapi" Cemetery was established in 1858. At one time it was called the Shields Cemetery as Mr. Jeremiah purchased the ranch it stands on in 1882.

I walked the cemetery Dec 28, 2001, and am listing all known burials. There still are some unknowns. I have a few photos I am willing to share, I do not have one for every marker.

Those listed with an asterisk * came from a sign in the cemetery, the rest are from headstones.

- Avalee Fischer

Albert, Martha Hale, d. unknown
Alexander, Simon, d. 1884
Boden, Leonard Reeg, b. Mar 25, d. Mar 25, 1882 Infant son of Mr & Mrs Fred Boden
Campbell, Clarence Benjamin, d. Aug 17, 1890, age 9 months & 3 days, "This first born offering os a Fathers love"
Diers, Albert, d. 1881
Eveleth, Adelia, d. Jul 29, 1881, age 34yr 6mo
Godwin, Child, d. 1863, Child of Tom & Jeanette Goodwin
Godwin, Richard, 1876, child
Godwin, Thomas, no dates, Killed by James Hayes
Grayson, Anna M., d. 1878
Hale, Moses, d. around 1900
Hart, Mary Hale, no dates
Hart, Tommy, b. 1885 42 years, d. 1927
Higgin, Elizabeth Hale, b. 1859, d. 1917
Johnson, Scott Lycurgus, d. Jun 26, 1977 age 27 years, 3 months & 21 days
Keller, Michael T., d. Jul 20, 1867, age 54 year, Native of Bodford Vir
Knapp, Infant, d. May 10, 1880, aged 1 day, daughter of W.H. & Saddie Knapp
North, C., d. 1877, Killed in Gun Fight at Greenwich
Prewitt, Mrs Alex, no dates
Reeg, George, b. 1826, d. Mar 02, 1877, A native of Germany
Reeg, Louis, A Native of Germany, Laid to rest on Monday Aug 27, 1906
Reeg, Son, no dates, Son of George
Thomas, Bud, d. 1873, Killed by a horse in Bear Valley
Wiggins, Albert, d. 1877
Wiggins, Mary J., d. Dec 05, 1889 aged 57yr & 5da, "At Rest", Wife of W.C. Wiggins
Wiggins, Susan, d. 1877
Wiggins, W. C., no dates
Williamson, Willy, b. 1882, d. Jul 1883

Misc:
Shields, , (no first name or dates)

 

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