Gove County Kansas

Red Top Cemetery


SE Corner of Section 6 Township 13 Range 26

This cemetery is eight miles south of Quinter on the west side of Castle Rock road.

Michael J. and Susanna Frantz deeded to the German Baptist Church of Quinter, Isaac Studebaker, A.H. Hamm, Jonathan Frantz, Gotleib Roesch, Benjamin Ikenberry and their successors as trustees January 6, 1888, one square acre in the SE corner of 6-13-26 to be used for a cemetery free for any or all persons wishing to use the same for cemetery purposes without regard to sect or creed. There was a very active Sunday School and church service program being carried on at the Red Top Schoolhouse at this time.

This information was gathered and filed in the Gove County Register of Deeds Office in May 1986.

Red Top Cemetery
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SurnameGiven NameBirth Date
on Headstone
Death Date
on Headstone
Inscription on Headstone
PilcherMrs. Esther R. 18 Feb 1898aged 72Yrs 5Mo 5Ds In Memory of Our Mother Asleep in Jesus *Mother of Al*
MillerGeorge18511888Corp. US Army Indian Wars; *Veteran US Indian Wars metal marker*
MillerRollin J. 18 Sept 1909Aged 21Y 9M 10D; Son of G. and I. Miller *nephew of Al* Thy God has claimed Thee as His Own
Perry   Inf. Sons of J.N. Perry--1889 *J.N. was a minister*
Unknown   *a gray rock or cement; no inscription*
Unknown   *a rock about 18" high (looks like a petrified tree stump) no inscription*
Unknown   *a cement marker about 27x5x3"; No inscription*

The following graves were moved from Red Top Cemetery to the Quinter Cemetery

SurnameGiven NameBirth DateDeath DateInscription/Notes
RoeschSadie Jane 16 Sept 188621y 11m 25d; wife of Christian Roesch; She was a charter member of the Church of the Brethren; moved to Lot 6 Block 43 Quinter
FrantzJesse18769 July 1886son of M.J. and S. Frantz; moved to Lot 8 Block 35
OblingerChester H.20 Nov 188515 Aug 1886son of U.W. and L.T. Oblinger; moved to Lot 7 Block 43
HembySarah Aug 1886wife of Benjamin Hemby/ Mother; moved to Block 24
HembyMary Nov 1887daughter; moved to Block 24
HargittKate L. Hansell12 June 185423 June 1890Wife of Geo. T.; moved to Lot 1 Block 27
HargittWalter G.14 June 18908 July 189024 days old; moved to Lot 1 Block 27
WeeksGeorge A.18831886Son of G.A. and E.F. (Friends of Geo. Hargitts who moved back east); moved to Lot 1 Block 27

The following are unmarked graves reported to have been buried at Red Top Cemetery

SurnameGiven NameBirth DateDeath DateInscription/Notes
HammNoah2 Sept 188117 Aug 1886Son of Abe and Sarah
HammJoseph11 Nov 188726 Mar 1888born at Quinter; son of Abe and Sarah
HammMary E.10 Jan 187019 Dec 1888born Oakley, IL; died Quinter, KS; daughter of Abe and Sarah
Hemby   child of Ben and Sarah
Hemby   child of Ben and Sarah
Hemby   child of Ben and Sarah
BoydLydia14 July 188417 Dec 1894child of Will and Anna Frantz Boyd
BoydFrank11 Dec 189127 Nov 1894child of Will and Anna Frantz Boyd
Frantz   child of M.J.
Frantz   child of M.J.
Frantz   child of M.J.
Wooden   child of Elmer and Julia Mills Wooden
Bonk   child of Conrad Bonk
Unknown   child of a family moving through this area

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