St. Mary of the Angels Church & Cemetery, Rural Platte County, Nebraska
St. Mary of the Angels Church St. Mary of the Angels Church
About three miles southeast of Humphrey
Platte County, Nebraska
on Hwy 81
Established around 1875
Closed in the 1960's
St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery
Northeast of the Church and school buildings
St. Mary of the Angels Cemetery

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Following are pictures of many of the tombstones in the St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Cemetery. This is not a complete list. Over the 4th of July 2000 weekend and mid-October 2000, Bruce and I visited several cemeteries in the Platte, Nance, Boone and Merrick Nebraska counties. Many of my maternal ancestors helped settle the St. Mary's community and were founding members of St. Mary's of the Angels parish..  

Caroline Braun Caroline
Dau of
I believe Caroline was a daughter of Louis John and Catherine Susana KRAUS BRAUN. Granddaughter of Hubert John and Mary DELSMANN BRAUN and Henry and Susan HEINEN KRAUS. I have a Carolina Catherine BRAUN, born September 2, 1930, died December 2, 1930. Caroline was Marge's second cousin once removed.

Johannas Peter Braun Anna Braun
Johannas Peter BRAUN
Sept 22, 1822
Jan 4, 1893
Feb 15, 1898
Johannas and Anna Maria are Marge's Great Great Grandparents. Johannas and Anna Maria were married 8 May 1847 in Germany. They immigrated in 1848 to Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, where all of their children were born.  They later settled in the St. Mary's Community in Platte County, Nebraska in about 1879. They were the parents of: John, Joseph,  Anna Mary, Rosa and Hubert.

More about my BRAUN family

Braun Group
Hubert John BRAUN
10 Sep 1859
5 May 1948
6 Jan 1856
29 Dec 1892
Hubert BRAUN was a son of Johannas and Anna SCHRÜDER BRAUN, and a brother of Marge's Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. Mary was a daughter of Joseph Bernard and Bernadine EIMERS DELSMANN. Hubert and Mary married 30 Sep 1879 in St. Mary of the Angel's Church near Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska. They were the parents of eight children. Their first three children, Hubert, Elizabeth and Albert are buried with them in the Braun plot.

More about my BRAUN family
Hubert Hubert Peter BRAUN
20 Aug 1880
7 Feb 1908
Hubert Peter BRAUN married Mary BURGKOFF on 14 Feb 1906 in St. Mary of the Angels Church near Humphrey, Nebraska. Hubert and Mary had one son Victor Hubert who was born 4 Mar 1907 in Hanover, Kansas - just a year before his father's death.
Elizabeth Elizabeth BRAUN
7 Nov 1881
4 Feb 1882
Albert Albert BRAUN
24 Nov 1882
6 Jan 1883
(second wife of Hubert BRAUN)
22 Jan 1867
10 Aug 1912
After the death of his first wife Mary DELSMANN BRAUN 29 Dec 1892, Hubert BRAUN Sr. married Mary LOHAUS on 7 May 1894 in Humphrey, Nebraska. Mary was the daughter of John Henry and Anna Maria ELPERS LOHAUS. Hubert and Mary had eight children:  Henry Anton, Joseph Ferdinand, Mary Anna, Elizabeth Bernadina, Ignatius Henry, Victoria Martha, John, Alphons Henry. 

Several of Hubert and Mary's children migrated to Rosholt, Roberts County, in northeast South Dakota.  See tombstone photos for St. Nicholas Cemetery, rural Rosholt.

John Braun Mary Braun
Feb 27, 1849
Dec 3, 1929
Wife of John BRAUN
June 2, 1850
Apr 11, 1920
John BRAUN was the oldest son of Johannas and Anna SCHRÜDER BRAUN, and a brother of Marge's Great Grandmother Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. Mary was a daughter of August and Mary KOHLER WIESER, and a sister of Michael WIESER. Mary was Marge's second cousin three removed through the PFEIFER line.

More about my BRAUN family   More about my PFEIFER family

Braun Group
Margaret - John - Mary Clara (daughter)
John P. Braun Margaret Braun
John Paul BRAUN
May 9, 1875
June 20, 1939
Margaret (nee BACH) BRAUN
Aug 1, 1878
July 12, 1966
Mary Clara Braun Mary Clara BRAUN
Aug 14, 1903
July 27, 1933
Daughter of
John and Margaret BACH BRAUN.
John BRAUN was a son of John and Mary WIESER BRAUN. Margaret was a daughter of John Jacob and Anna Maria BRAUN* BACH. John was Marge's second cousin twice removed. John and Margaret married 5 Feb 1901 at St. Mary of the Angel's Church, Platte County, Nebraska. They were the parents of nine children.

*According to the 1900 Platte County census for Grand Prairie Twp., John and Anna Maria BACH immigrated in 1892 with their five children: Peter, Mary, Margaret, Melina and Ludwig. They were all born in Prussia Germany. Anna Maria indicated her parents were both born in France.

The St. Francis Church Centennial book indicates Margaret's parents were John BACH and Anna Marie WYLAND. The Platte County marriage extracts show Margaret's mother's name as Anna Maria BRAUN.

Frank C. Braun Frank Clemens BRAUN
May 24, 1887
Nov 11, 1971
Frank (Francis) Clemens BRAUN was a son of John and Mary WIESER BRAUN, a first cousin of Marge's Grandmother Julia ZACH THOMAS.

Marvin Braun Marvin BRAUN
Infant son of
Remy & Alice BRAUN
June 27 - June 27, 1941
Marvin was a son of Remy and Alice DOHMEN BRAUN. Great Grandson of John and Mary WIESER BRAUN. Marvin was Marge's third cousin.

Dorothy Brockhaus Dorothy M. BROCKHAUS
Jan 6, 1924
Apr 13, 1925

Dorothy was a daughter of Ferdinand Anthony and Catherine Bertha WIESER BROCKHAUS. Dorothy is buried between two of her aunts -- Theresa J. BROCKHAUS HAMLING (wife of Victor HAMLING) and Gertrude BROCKHAUS WIESER (wife of Edward I. WIESER). Dorothy was Marge's second cousin once removed, related through the WIESERs..

Brockhaus Group
10 Feb 1828
Jan 1913
29 Jul 1831
1 Dec 1879
Gerhard and Anna SOMMERS BROCKHAUS have no direct relationship to Marge. Several of the BROCKHAUS family are related through marriage. Their daughter Mary married Vincent WIESER, Marge's second cousin three removed. Elizabeth Mary, a granddaughter of Gerhard and Anna, daughter of Joseph and Josephine FANGMAN BROCKHAUS (buried St. Francis Assisi, Humphrey), married Marge's Granduncle Hellmuth Paul THOMAS.

The following excerpt is from a BROCKHAUS Family History that my Mother had in her genealogy papers:
On December 1, 1879 Anna died from what might have been cancer, leaving Gerhard with the seven children. In 1883 tragedy again struck when a diphtheria epidemic took the lives of Henry (age 18), Bernard (age 12), and Ferdinand (age 10) during a two week span.

1865 - 1883
Bernard Bernard BROCKHAUS
1871 - 1883
Ferdinand Ferdinand BROCKHAUS
1873 - 1883


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Created October 14, 2000 -- Updated October 23, 2008
Pictures taken by Bruce and
July 2, 2000 and October 2000
Graphics by Marge
Created by Paint Shop Pro