Okobojo Cemetery
My grandparents were getting well along in years when we came to Sully County and one Sunday morning they took a walk over grandfather’s homestead and selected a nice location in the Southeast corner of his land for a Public Cemetery.  He donated his land and was the first person to be buried there.  Thomas Porter, a neighbor, was the second and my Uncle Danville was the third.  Since then, my grandmother, father, Uncle Rueben, Uncle John and Aunt Sarah Green, and numerous cousins and dear friends and neighbors have been laid to rest there.  The cemetery still stands 2 miles northwest of what is left of Okobojo.

                                         -Della May McGannon Bagby November 1951


Name                           Dates      Comments
Arthur, Robert Nelson          1856-1924  husband of Nellie Coleman
Badger, Elinor                            infant
Beadle, Lawrence                          infant
Blair, James                   1849-1930?
Brant, Emma                    1892-1895
Brant, Mahala T.               1849-1917  and baby
Bunch, Aaron Joseph            1858-1938  born in St. Joseph, Missouri
Bunch, Ella F.                 1859-1936  born in Indiana
Bunch, Irl A.                  1895-1909  died of Brights Disease
Bunch, Ivan M.                 1898-1919  died in France during WWI
Coleman, Mrs. James            1843-1912  Catherine MacCarthy, born in Ireland
Coleman, L. P.                 1882-1920  Laurence Peter, 'Pete', suicide, son of James and Catherine Coleman
Cooper, Gordon Leslie          1907-
Crawford, John H.                  -1898
Crawford, Margaret             1859-1934  wife of Thomas, born in Illinois
Crawford, Thomas               1849-1934  born in Canada, County Commissioner
Currier, Minnie Marie          1921-1922  twin to Myrtle, daughter of Clarence and Minnie Weischedel
Douglas, Alexis                1826-1889
Douglas, Marion  or Maria      1830-1903  county cemetery plat has Marion
Dunlap, Thea Harriet           1908-
Erb, Infant                               child of Alvin Erb?
Erb, Zoe                                  child of Alvin Erb?
Esselbrugge, Henry
Eversmeyer, Herman             1836-1912  from Germany
Fieldhouse, Francis                       infant
Floyd, Frances                 1857-1913  now interred at Riverside Cemetery, Pierre, Hughes Co., SD, wife of William Floyd
Garrett, Alice                 1935-1936  child of Geoff and Edith Garrett, granddaughter of Edward and Suzannah J.
Garrett, Ernest                1889-1935  car fell on him, son of Edward and Suzannah J.
Garrett, Infant                1939-1939
Garrett, Edward James          1856-1938  born in London, immigrated 1882
Garrett, Charles Maynerd       1923-1924  diptheria
Garrett, Suzannah J.           1886-1938  Mrs. Edward J., community nurse, born in London, immigrated in 1886
Gates, Mr. (Harvey?)
Glessner, John W.              1840-1920  Born in Lancaster, Ohio, Served as Okobojo Justice of Peace, Civil War Veteran
Glessner, B. Robert            1918-1935  died at CCC camp in Black Hills, SD
Glessner, Josephine P.         1842-1915  born in Liberty, PA
Green, Infant son              1936-1936  Named George after his dad
Green, Infant daughter         1937-1937  Named Hazel after her mom
Green, John S.                 1840-1924  Civil War Veteran
Green, Lyle W.                 1919-1919  2-11-1919 - 3-4-1919
Green, Margaret G.             1876-1944  Daughter of John W. Glessner
Green, Sarah J.                1835-1905  Daughter of Hugh McGannon
Green, William H.              1870-1922  Malaria, Spanish-Am. War Veteran
Groseclose, James R.           1846-1920  early settler of Lewellyn Park Township
Groseclose, Mildred            1921-1921  9-5-1921 - 10-29-1921,daughter of J.C. Groseclose
Groseclose, Victoria           1849-1928  Mary Victoria Cummings, wife of J.R. Groseclose
Harlow, Eunice                 1822-1906  Eunice Rebecca Kidder Harlow, Wife of William
Harlow, Infant                 1910-1910  4 days old
Harlow, William                1797-1890
Harmer, Jesse                  1910-1910  10-7-1910 - 10-21-1910
Harry, Edward Byrne            1905-1906   2-9-1905 - 10-9-1906, son of George and Catherine
Harry, Howard Francis          1907-1908   9-30-1907 - 6-15-1908, son of George and Catherine
Harry, Levena                  1855-1916
Harry, William                 1848-1925
Holmes, Mable                  1886-1897  bitten by rattlesnake
Holset, Syver Syversen         1843-1901  
Ireland, Nicoll Floyd          1826-1900  born in Brookhaven, NY, son of John L. and Mary Floyd Ireland
Lassater, Infant
Mateer, Mildred                    -1894  daughter of Walter and Clare Brownlee Mateer
McClure, John T.               1844-1890
McClure, Mrs. J.T.
McConkey, Mrs. R. P.               -1888
McGannon, Elizabeth            1819-1913
McGannon, Isaac                1847-1924
McGannon, Hugh                 1812-1885  donated the land for the Okobojo cemetery
McGannon, Reuben               1849-1918  grocer at Okobojo
McGannon, William              1851-1887  
McGuire, Daniel Jr.            1858-1909  died of throat infection
McGuire, Matilda                          Mrs, Dan Jr.
McGuire, Daniel Sr.            1820-1893  from Latrobe, PA
McGuire, Mrs. Daniel Sr.       1820-1895  from Latrobe, PA
McGuire, George Raymond        1895-1905  son of Dan Jr.
McGuire, John T.               1844-1890
McGuire, Nelson                1865-1914  accidental gunshot wound, son of Dan Sr.
McGuire, William Huston        1888-1888  born and died November 22, 1888
McMacken, Dora                     -1914
Metz, Dallas D.                1889-1891  2 yrs. 11 mo. 6 days
Mitchell, Polly                1878-1912  daughter of James and Catherine Coleman
Nystrom, Fred                  1858-1903
Nystrom, Leonard               1893-1934  son of Louisa and Fred
Nystrom, Louisa                1859-1934  born in Sweden
Owen, Emert D.                 1855-1908  Merchant and Postmaster
Owen, S. Ethel                 1888-1893  11-7-1888 - 1-28-1893, daughter of E.P. and R.L.
Owen, William Emert            1902-1905
Piersall, Clarence R.          1903-1917
Piersall, Grace G.             1900-1911
Pierson, Axel                      -1910
Pierson, P.W.                      -1893
Pierson, Mrs. P.W.                 -1893
Porter, Thomas                 1851-1887  struck by lightning in his home
Putman, Carl
Putman, Frank W.               1866-1938
Putman, Capt. F.M              1835-1907  Civil War Veteran
Putman, Elizabeth                         Mrs. F.M.
Putman, Jennie C.              1871-1926
Ripley, Frank                  1867-1910
Ripley, Mary Josephine         1873-1908
Ripley(Warne), Theodosia       1845-1937  Wife of Walter
Seeley, infant
Sheets, Lawrence
Sheets, James Harpy            1909-1953  son of Daniel and Mary Mae Coleman Sheets
Sheets, Mae Ruth               1916-1934  suicide, daughter of Daniel and Mary Coleman Sheets
Smith, Dee M.                  1889-1891  child of Dan and Anna
Smith, Pearl A.                1891-1891  child of Dan and Anna
Snyder, Mrs. Ann R.            1843-1901
Sommer, Charles                1839-1925  father of Leo, immigrated 1855 from Germany
Sommer, Leo H.                 1888-1919  suicide
Sommer, Mary                   1848-1927  mother of Leo, born in New York
Staples, David                 1824-1888  1st county school Supt.
Staples, Mary                  1823-1884  1st teacher in Iowa township
Stone, Viola                   1895-1895
Stull, Harvey L.               1858-1934
Sutton, Lorraine               1930-1939  ruptured appendix
Swertzfigger, Mr.
Tagg, Ora                      1910-1910  born June 1910, McGuire Family
Towle, Lucinda A.              1846-1894  wife of Richard D.
Towle, Richard D.              1843-1900  Civil War Veteran
Trumble, Charles Erwin         1887-1915  son of M.E. and Viola
Trumble, Viola                     -1936  Mrs. M.E.
Warne, Charles E.              1823-1899  father of O.D.
Warne(Mosely), Clara           1875-1915  wife of O.D.
Warne, Clorinda                1839-1892  mother of O.D.
Warne, Johni Boy               1901-1901  4-8-1901 - 9-2-1901 son of O.D. and Clara
Warne, Cassie R.               1909-1909  7-28-1909 - 8-2-1909 daughter of O.D. and Clara
Warne, Melvin Eugene           1925-1927  b.5-19-1925, bitten by rattlesnake, son of Ted and Hildred Ripley Warne
Warne, O.D.                    1858-1942  son of Charles and Clorinda
Wickstrom, Nels                    -1908
Willits, Norris                1895-1895  age 2mons, 22days, son of Norris and Mattie

Submitted to rootsweb by Julie Wall, August 4, 2000.
Research by Julie Wall and Phyllis and Marcia Graney.