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Old 10-26-2007, 07:49 PM
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My husband and I recently stopped in Wathena as we traveled from the East. My parents moved from there some 71 years ago when I was just one. According to family records we have many relatives buried in Wathena and I hoped to find their gravesites. A kind man gave me directions to Cowger cemetary where I found three ancestors' markers. My husband and I walked two larger cemetaries but did not find any familiar names. The family names I was looking for are Jacks and Middaugh. Cowger is the only cemetary name I recall my parents speaking of and it is six miles in on a dirt road. Other relatives may be buried in similarly small, off-the-road cemetaries and I am hoping someone can give me some information to lead us to them. I also remember my parents speaking of Burr Oak township. I don't know what the connection is between that and Wathena. The Jacks' were in Wathena in the late 1800's and early 1900's. I will be grateful for any information anyone can provide. We plan another trip back with hopes of finding more family sites.
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:19 PM
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Dear grams; I'm originally from good ole Wathena! Our family ows a farm at 240th and Runnymede which is a mile either way to the Cowger and Columbus cemeteries. All the Jacks are in these cemeteries except for one buried in Belmont cemetery in Wathena. Hope this helps you.
[url=http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kscemete/doniphan/dcemj.htm]Doniphan County Cemeteries[/url]
Dennis Prawl
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