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This database is an index to the Kappel Cemetery located in Ruff in Adams County, Washington.
There are 88 names listed.
This cemetery, which is sometimes referred to as the Ruff Cemetery, was established in 1914, on land donated by the Schell Family. The earliest burial record listed is that of Luisa Hoffner buried in January that same year. This cemetery is situated on a small hill 2 miles east of Ruff and has been the burial place for the Ruff community since it began. It is fenced with an arched entrance and double gates, one on the west and one on the south. The sections consist mainly of family areas, sometimes also fenced.
Lat: 47° 10' 25"N, Lon: 118° 57' 30"W
T20N R31E Sec 32
From Ruff, in Grant County, drive north on W NE, then turn right onto Rehn Road and continue for 2 miles. Cemetery will be on the left at the corner of N Irby Rd, in Adams County.
From I-90 take the Warden exit and travel north about 1 mile. Turn right at the stop sign and continue about 1 mile east, you will come to a sign that says Ruff. Turn left (north) till you come to several very large grain elevators. This is the town of Ruff, the sign is difficult to spot.
It appears to have more burials without markers, a few but not many illegible markers. It is well cared for by families and community “get togethers.”
I surveyed the cemetery on May 21, 2005, used a digital camera, it includes all existing and legible stones and markers. I compared my reading with a previous record done in 1975. Those which say “no marker” came from that record. ~ Maggie Rail
s/w = stone with
c/o = child of
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
w/o = wife of
b. = born
d. = died
s/o = son of
P = Plot
Database: Kappel Cemetery 1914-2005. ONLINE 2009. Washington Secretary of State. This index and cemetery history, description, and transcription notes were donated to the Washington Historical Records Project by Maggie Rail, August 2009.