Primrose Cemetery

Established 1848

In 1956 a young German couple with two small children arrived in the community and were guests at the parsonage for several weeks. All the organizations of the church assumed full responsibility for a job, home and the material and equipment needed to enable them to establish a brand new home in a brand new world to them. A trip to the cemetery was of special interest to them, for there on some of the headstones they found names of places in their homeland which they knew. Since many of the inscriptions are in German, they felt a close kinship. Truly this was a demonstration of international goodwill, as well as Christian fellowship.
Like that young German couple who arrived in the community in 1956, you may be interested in looking for relatives in the cemetery. You can search online at

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Near the front of the cemetery is a fairly small rectangular plot which is referred to as “THE OLD PART.” Small granite boulders mark the graves of the children and plain granite headstones mark the graves of the elders. Large cedar trees grown to enormous size almost completely shade the final resting place of the hardy pioneers. Neighbors in their homeland, neighbors in the new world and now neighbors in their last sleep. Age, weather and erosion have obscured the inscriptions on many of the stones and the earliest one found bears this simple inscription:

John Peil
Born Sept 30 1845
Died Dec 4 1848

In March of 1983, Helen Scott, wife of Reverend Bob Scott (1954-1959), was buried in the Primrose Cemetery. Reverend Scott said Primrose was a second honeymoon for them and it was during this time that their daughter, Janis Robin, was born. He conducted the humble funeral service for his beloved wife.