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This database is an index to the Ottmar Cemetery located in Rocky Coulee, Grant County, Washington.
There are 22 names listed.
To reach the Ottmar Cemetery from I-90 drive east on the Wheeler Road, through the town of Wheeler. Just after you cross over the big irrigation canal turn left/north, continue on this paved road all the way. It will turn east after about one mile. Continue on for about one mile more and the road turns left/north up a long hill. At the top you will see the cemetery in the southeast corner of the intersection of PNE and 8NE.
This cemetery is referred to by local residence as the Old Keller Cemetery. The cemetery began when a Mr. Ottmar donated 1 acre of land to the Evangelical Church in Ruff about 1910 after losing their children at an early age. The Keller family also lost children a few years after that.
The cemetery sits on a small hill, with farmland surrounding it. There is not a lot of care given to the burial sites, and I easily could have missed one of the markers. Some areas were very well maintained however. It gets care a couple times a year all by volunteer. If oftener the families maintain their sections.
I read this cemetery on May 21, 2005, using my digital camera. This includes all existing stones and markers to that date. ~ Maggie Rail
c/o = child of
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = on of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of
According to a deed registered at Davenport, Washington ( Lincoln County), this cemetery was established on 3 May 1909. However, this cemetery was discontinued prior to 1973, when it was copied by Lorraine Cook White and Margie Freiser Robertson. No new graves were found when visited in 1999 by Bud and Rick Engelhardt.
Database: Ottmar Cemetery 1911-2005. ONLINE 2010. Washington Secretary of State. Index and transcription notes donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.