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Saint Martin\'s Mission Cemetery, Waldo, Russell Co., KS, USA

Saint Martin's Mission Cemetery, Waldo, Russell Co., KS, USA


Notes: Following the death of George Doorhamer Sr., hisson-in-law, Charles Good, set aside an acre of his farm asa family cemetery. George Doorhamer Sr. was the firstperson buried in this cemetery. Later other family membersand neighbors would follow and the cemetery then becameowned by the Waldo RC Mission and known as the SaintMartin’s Mission Cemetery aka The Waldo Catholic Cemetery.The cemetery was long ago abandoned and totally neglected.In the 1960’s a photo of the local brown sandstone ofGeorge Doorhamer was taken by a relative. The stone waslaying on the ground and broken into three large pieces.Mayor Albert Clow of the Village of Waldo, Russell County,Kansas was contacted by me several times and took aninterest in researching the cemetery. He stated it is nowconsidered abandoned property. In 2005 there were only 8visible grave markers. In 1925 there were 20 to 30 visiblegrave markers standing. The rest had fallen over and werecovered with prairie dust. The cemetery is located on LauryLane at the intersection of County Route 187 on what wasoriginally the Good farm.

The following is an excerpt from an early article on WaldoSt. Martin’s Mission Cemetery:

In 1926, the Waldo Catholic Mission is no longer listed inthe Catholic Directories. There is a cemetery plot of about1 acre in the SE corner of Section 12, Township 11, Range14 & of the 6th PM set aside in 1894 on the land that wasthen owned by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Good. The cemetery stillexists about 1 mile west and 1 mile south of Waldo. Thereare 20 to 30 graves there with family names of Good,Ziegler, Duffy, Mans, Solber, Doorhammer and Goodman.


Location : Latitude: 39.1036694444444, Longitude: -98.8160536111111


Saint Martin's Mission Cemetery, Waldo, Russell Co., KS, USA


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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Dorhamer, George Sr.  Saint Martin's Mission Cemetery, Waldo, Russell Co., KS, USA I387191

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