Markers XXII - Includes St. Mary's Cemetery, Hague, North Dakota


Markers XXII, Annual Journal of the Association for Gravestone Studies, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 2005, 214 pages, softcover

The Germans from Russia Heritage Collection is pleased to provide this important annual publication of the Association for Gravestone Studies.

The 2005 journal includes the impressive historical article by Timothy J. Kloberdanz with black and white photographs by Bob Pierce on pages 161 to 181, "Unser Lieber Gottesacker (Our Dear God's Acre): An Iron-Cross Cemetery on the Northern Great Plains."

Kloberdanz writes: "There are literally hundreds of cemeteries on the Northern Great Plains that include examples of richly ornate wrought-iron grave crosses. Most of the iron-cross cemeteries can be found in the Dakotas, eastern Montana, western Kansas, southeast Texas, and the Canadian prairie provinces of Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. One of the oldest of these prairie graveyards is also one of the most accessible and the most visually stunning: the "Old St. Mary Cemetery" (1885-1914) located west of Hague, North Dakota."

Timothy J. Kloberdanz, is the scriptwriter and narrator for Prairie Public Television's 2002 award-winning documentary, Prairie Crosses, Prairie Voices: Iron Crosses of the Great Plains.

Entrance to "Old St. Mary's Cemetery," west of Hague, North Dakota
A double-bar cross with exquisite detail, possibly Paul Keller.
A Schneider family pot (enclosed area.) The double-bar crosses in the enclosed area were made by Deport Schneider.
Old St. Mary Cemetery, looking south toward Highway 11.

Markers XXII

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