Folk lore has it that there were six to eight people buried on this hill.
Over the years, cattle were responsible for the loss of whatever stones were
originally put up there. In the 1980s, Lyle and Leola Peterson along with a
Mr. and Mrs. Wrage of Minnesota, got together to preserve the only remaining
stone. Upon closer look, one can see the pocks on Lovisa's stone, put there
by someone who amused himself or themselves by using the stone for target
The two names on the right should read Louise Draphal and Jacob Diercks.
Leola tells me there is a Civil War Veteran's grave just northwest of
Lovisa's stone. It is believed to be John Clevedence, but not verified.
NOTE: It should
also be pointed out that two people were removed from this graveyard many
years ago and interred in Graceland Cemetery in Oacoma ... near the bottom
of the gravel road. In checking my records I discovered that Lovisa and her
son Charles are buried in Graceland. I find it interesting that Lovisa's
stone wasn't moved at the time she and her son were. Barbara