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Brewster Cemetery
Washington County, Nebraska

Blair Township, T18N R11E Sec 29
Lat: 41° 30' 20"N, Lon: 96° 12' 39"W, approx

Contributed by Anne Braun, Oct 27, 2002 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 13.

From the intersection of Highways 133 and 30 go 1 mile southwest on Highway 30 until you hit County Road 26 then turn west and go 2.5 miles. The Cemetery is on the South Side of the road.

This cemetery is registered with the Nebraska State Historical Society. The cemetery was founded in 1870 by Martin V McCormick. The last burial took place in 1888.

For many years the cemetery was neglected and occasionally the boy scouts would come clear it out. In the fall of 1999, a group of citizens took over the clean up and restoration of the cemetery. Three brand new Civil War Headstones was placed there for the three Civil War Veterans that are buried there. Some of the dead that was buried there were removed to either the Kennard Cemetery or the Blair Cemetery.

The day I visited on Oct 26, 2002. Today this cemetery is better taken care of, thanks to Washington County and the State of Nebraska.
- Anne Braun

Allen, Eddie, d. Jun 17 1880, age 3 years 6 months and 7 days, s/o M.A. and N.E. Allen
Coulter, Cora M., d. Aug 11 1876, d/o J. and S. Coulter
Coulter, James J., b. Nov 13 1843, d. Mar 28 1873
Coulter, Juda H., d. Jul 2 1887, age 56 years 8 months and 15 days
Jackson, Edward J., no dates, Civil War Veteran
Pennington, Eliza, d. Oct 9 1879, age 13 years 3 months and 14 days, d/o Charles and Julia Pennington
Pennington, Julia, d. May 2 1888, age 61 years 2 months and 8 days, w/o Charles, s/w Eliza
Reaves, Infant, no dates, s/o Jessie F. and Mary J Reaves
Swihart, Nathanial P., d. 1859, age 10 years 4 months and 7 days
Watson, James B., b. Jun 19 1832, d. Feb 20 1869, Civil War Veteran
Watson, Jane, b. Sep 15 1841, d. Jul 2 1873
Willis, Bennie E., d. Apr 13 1885, age 2 year, 8 months and 19 days, s/o C.F. and M. Willis
Willis, Floyd E., d. Nov 12 1884, age 5 years 8 months and 9 days, s/o C.F. and M. Willis, s/w Bennie

 

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