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Spring  Valley  Baptist  Cemetery
 
Section 20 - Spring Valley Township - McCook County - South Dakota
 


The  Spring  Valley  Baptist  Church

This small church was affiliated with the Emory German Baptist Church from 1884 to 1906 when they organized their own church.  In 1914 they bought the Baptist church building in Bridgewater.  The mover was to move the building to near Canistota but gave up before arriving there, it took a second mover to get it situated.  The above early photo of the church is compliments of Donna Johnson and her son, Scott.

The services were not allowed to be in German during World War I but German was used by the community members for many years.  In early years the church shared a pastor with the Baptist church in Unityville, but starting in 1945 had their own who was at times, a student minister or other temporary person.  Finally in 1971 it was decided to close the church.  During its existence the church helped create 87 years of fond memories and relationships within the community.

The Spring Valley Baptist Cemetery had been used for years as a branch of the church but a formal cemetery association was formed in 1971 to ensure its continued operation and service to the community. 

   A  view  of  the  Spring  Valley  Baptist  Cemetery  -  449th  Avenue  entrance
 


An Aerial  View  of  Spring  Valley  Baptist  Cemetery 

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The Spring Valley Baptist Cemetery information database consists of 3 parts.

This information was prepared by Ken Tiahrt (tiahrt@montana.edu) and may be freely copied by individuals and non-profit organizations for their private use.  A special thank you is given to Duane Tieszen for the excellent photographic work.  Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other means requires written approval.

1.  A Cemetery Map

An aerial photo showing the cemetery in relationship to the adjacent McCook County Roadway, 449th Avenue, gives the user a physical setting.  

2.  A List of Burials

A listing of the burials at Spring Valley Baptist Cemetery Section 20 Spring Valley Township McCook County, gives the individual names in alphabetic order.  This listing also gives the date of birth and date of death when available.   Row 1 is that closest to the street.  Special thanks to Roger Berke for his earlier work in preparing a burial list for this cemetery.

3.  Photos of Grave Monuments

Each photo is matched to the individual listed on a given line entry.  The accuracy available with the records in this document is acceptable for most genealogical purposes.  Use your browser return icon to exit from a photo and go back to this page. 

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Spring  Valley  Baptist  Cemetery  Burial  Record  as  of  2013

Section 20 - Spring Valley Township - McCook County - SD
 

Last Name First Name Birth Yr Death Yr Row Photo
Barto Ernest  Melvin 1910 1928 5 284
Busemann A  Family  Monument     4 272
Buseman Ada  May 1921   3 239
Buseman Alvin  A.  1922 2000 3 239
Buseman Anna  1927 1961 8 314
Buseman Baby  1951 1951 3 240
Busemann Bennie 1915 1915 1 214
Buseman Bert  1888 1962 1 202
Buseman Claus  H.  1908 1975 3 250
Buseman Delwin  J.  1951 1952 6 296
Buseman Dorothy  L.  1927   3 238
Buseman Florence  A.  1894 1977 1 202
Buseman Florence  J.  1907 1975 3 259
Busemann Folena  1862 1919 4 271
Buseman Fred  1895 1936 6 300
Buseman George  I.  1930   8 314
Buseman George  M.  1900 1978 3 259
Busemann H.  1883 1915 2 228
Buseman Harold  Russel  1923 1924 4 273
Buseman John  1882 1936 1 212
Buseman Katherine  L.  1929   8 312
Buseman Katie  1883 1977 1 213
Busemann Klass  1856 1936 4 270
Buseman Lawrence  E.  1923 2007 6 301
Buseman Lena  1901 1978 6 300
Buseman Louisa  1902 1935 3 259
Buseman Margaret  1913 2005 3 250
Buseman Orville  F.  1927 2006 3 238
Buseman Vernetta  V 1939   3 260
Doeden Doede  1871 1921 1 207
Doeden Klass  J.  1840 1917 1 206
Druger Cornelius  J 1905 1954 3 254
Druger Jaunita  Mary  Lou  1931 1931 3 256
Druger Wanda  Betty  Lou 1931 1931 3 257
Ellstrom Chester  R. 1894 1962 9 324
Ellstrom Eva  1896 1983 9 326
Geaghan Donald  1941 1986 3 253
Geaghan Joan  L.  1939   3 253
Gortmaker Arje  1857 1937 4 275
Gortmaker Ben  J.  1896 1973 8 320 , 319
Gortmaker Dennis  Lee 1940 2011 2 221 , 222
Gortmaker John  W.  1883 1965 5 288
Gortmaker Leonard  1917 1995 2 220
Gortmaker Lydia  1883 1947 5 288
Gortmaker Ramona  M.  1918 1988 2 220
Gortmaker Tracie  1904 1992 8 320
Gortmaker W.  W.  1853 1926 4 274
Harris Donald  1920 2010 8 321
Johnson Anna  1883 1949 6 303
Johnson Annie  L.  1887 1960 2 229
Johnson Arnold  R.  1921 1991 6 297
Johnson Ben  A.  1879 1948 6 302
Johnson Dick  H.  1885 1954 2 230
Johnson Doris  R. 1923 1956 2 232
Johnson Ella  1889 1968 1 200
Johnson Emme  E.  1847 1927 1 216
Johnson Fred  C.  1894 1959 1 215
Johnson Harry  1884 1965 1 200
Johnson Ira  1911 1921 4 276
Johnson Jean  M.  1923   6 297
Johnson John  E.  1876 1956 5 291
Johnson Lena  1855 1936 1 217
Johnson Lena  1878 1954 5 291
Johnson Lillian  T. 1925 2011 2 231
Johnson Lorene  1914   1 201
Johnson Steven  R.  1951 1952 6 298
Kraemer Konni  Kae  1966 2002 3 251
Lankhorst Aleida  (Lydia) 1906 2001 7 310
Lankhorst Anna  N.  1905 1929 5 286
Lankhorst Evert  J.  1908 1976 7 311
Lankhorst George  L.  1895 1972 5 287
Lankhorst Marvin  L.  1926 1927 5  
Miller Marvin  "Fat" 1932 1977 1 208 , 209
Miller Virginia  1935 2005 1 210 , 211
Nelson Lena  1908 1978 6 305
Nelson Lester  E.  1918 1996 6 304
Otto Louis  F.  1898 1991 7 312
Otto Martha  1906 1987 7 312
Pond Nathaniel 1980   5  
Rasmussen Cleo  L.  1919 1992 8 317
Rasmussen Lucy 1902 1983 8 316
Rasmussen N  Pete 1889 1958 8 315
Rice Jennie  M.    1930 6 299
Schweertman John  1926 1976 2 223
Schweertman Tena  B. 1897 1980 2 224
Smith Baby      2 227
Smith Marie 1899 1921 2 227
Stoops Duane  E.  1966   3 245
Tarrell Elsie  Marie  1915 1924 3 248
Tarrell Luverne  E. 1913 1986 3 249
Terrell Charles  E.  1894 1980 3 247
Terrell Lena  L.  1893 1961 3 247
Tiahrt Elmer  1918 1986 1 205
Tiahrt Huldah  1920 1978 1 205
Tornow Edward  1910 1986 2 219
Tornow Elsie  M.  1918 1997 2 219
unknown       3  
Van Wieland Klass  1854 1930 7 309
Vanderlinde Anthony  1849 1925 4 268
Vanderlinde Arnold  1916 1917 4 266
Vanderlinde Bertha  1859 1925 4 268
Vanderlinde Ed  F.  1907 1931 3 255
Vanderlinde Ernst  1917 1918 4 265
Vanderlinde George 1916 1925 3 246
Vanderlinde H.  1890 1919 4 269
Vanderlinde Hilko  1883 1950 3 244
Vanderlinde John  F.  1885 1955 4 262
Vanderlinde Martha  M.  1891 1974 4 263
Vanderlinde Mary  1886 1956 3 244
Vanderlinde U.  B.  1922 1922 5 285
Visser Marie  1901 2000 3 234 , 237
Wendt Baby  Bertha  1917 1917 5 283
Wendt Ella  P.  1885 1969 4 267
Wendt Henry 1880 1964 4 267
Williams Edward  1886 1966 2 225
Williams John  1910 1949 2 226
Witkop A  Family  Monument     4 279
Witkop Corey  1984   5  
Witkop Gertrude  M.  1927   4 281 , 292
Witkop Janna  1889 1943 4 278
Witkop Janna  1976   5  
Witkop John  B 1891 1921 4 277
Witkop Lori  1917   5  
Witkop Roscoe  J.  1920 1992 4 281 , 292
Witkop Wesley  B.  1917 2003 5 293
Woltzen Jean  Y.  1939   3 243
Woltzen John  1904 1994 3 242
Woltzen Lena 1912 2000 3 242
Woltzen Lucille  1916 1987 3 241
Woltzen Sam  B.  1915 1976 3 241