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Old Witten Cemetery in Tripp County South Dakota

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Old Witten Cemetery in Tripp County South Dakota

Posted: 6 Oct 2009 2:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Johann Brickman
I am trying to find information on the Old Witten Cemetery in Tripp County. This is the protestant cemetery, not the Catholic cemetery. Someone suggested this might be the Red Hill Cemetery, but the locations don't match. The legal description according to Rootsweb is Blk 52 of NE 1/4, 21-100-78.

I understand that it used to be located south east of the Old Witten. This town no longer exists. The town was moved in 1929. According to Rootsweb, it is an abandoned cemetery. It is being used as a pasture. The headstones were piled along the fence line, but not any longer.

We believe that some of the graves were relocated, but not all. I am trying to discover if my great grandfather, Johann Brickman was relocated or not.

We don't know where the relocated graves were moved. We can't find anyone with the cemetery records.

The Luthern church indicates date of death and that Johann Brickman was probably buried at the Old Witten Cemetery.

We have tried the WPA cemetery records for Tripp County. We have also tried the County Assessor's office and the Tripp County Register of Deeds. They do not have any records.

I am looking for any suggestions.

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sallycollins_... 6 Oct 2009 8:51PM GMT 
grsharon 18 Feb 2010 3:13AM GMT 
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grsharon 12 Aug 2010 1:11AM GMT 
sallycollins_... 12 Aug 2010 1:10PM GMT 
bonhamgj 7 May 2011 11:39PM GMT 
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