Historical Cemetery, Jewell County, Kansas

Surname Given Name Deathdate Age
Bartlett Erastus 9 Apr 1867  
Dahl John May 1869  
Sutzer Boy 9 Apr 1867 10yr
Sutzer Mrs. 9 Apr 1867  
Ward Nicholas 9 Apr 1867  

The marker reads:

In the spring of 1867 a party of nine Pawnee and Oto Indians visited two homesteads several miles north and northwest from here. These Indians killed Mr. Nicholas Ward, Erastus Bartlett, Mrs. Sutzer, and her ten year old son. All were buried on the hill one-half mile east of this point.

The fifth grave is that of John Dahl. Also a settler of White Rock Creek, whom the Indians killed in May 1869.

In Memory
Nicholas Ward
Erastus Bartlett
Mrs. Sutzer & Son
Killed by Indians
April 9, 1867

This picture shows the actual grave site, 1/2 mile east of the monuments shown above. Note the large white cross above the small cliff. It is a large cross that has recently been either painted or replaced.

Submitted October 5, 2001, by Janet Tyler janieran@rhelectric.net

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