This cemetery is located about one quarter mile east of the 4 corners where Buck Grove once stood. Buck Grove was almost completely destroyed by a tornado in 1952. At one time there was a post office, general store, creamery, roller skating rink, school and a dozen or so homes. Buck Grove Baptist Church was built in 1891 in the grove of trees to the south and west of the cemetery. The parsonage stood approximately where the farm (silver grain bins) stands. Rev. Peter J. deNeui farmed the land/farm seen just across the highway. He ministered to the Steamboat Rock Baptist church also. The Rev. deNeui always lived at the farm across from Buck Grove cemetery until he moved to George, Iowa. He would ride horseback or take a horse and buggy (dependent upon the weather) back and forth every Sunday between Buck Grove and Steamboat Rock which is approximately 10 miles one way. If the weather was too bad or if other dangers lurked (the Rainsbarger Renegades) he would stop halfway and stay overnight. His brother Johannes owned a farm halfway between the two churches and that is where he would stay. Pastor Peter J. deNeui moved in the early 1890’s to George, Iowa, in Lyon County. He died there in 1907. The Buck Grove Baptist Church disbanded in 1925 and it was torn down in the following years due to disrepair. The cemetery has about 75 interments, however there are very few grave stones---mostly destroyed by vandals. The first interments were in 1885 with 3 new graves. Some of the graves are marked by plants such as tiger lilies.
Written and contributed by Jean Sietsema

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WPA Records from the 1930s

Name Maiden Name Birth Date Death Date Aged Grave Obit GPP WPA Bio Other Information Misc Comments
Anderson, Annie   06 Nov 1910 05 Dec 1910 00y 0m 29d Lot: 05 Grave: 04 G W d/o S. D. & J. E.  
Beekmann, George   03 Jun 1903 24 Feb 1908 04y 8m 21d Lot: 08 Grave: 01 G W s/o P. & A.  
Bertram, August   20 Jan 1903 03 Apr 1903 00y 2m 14d      
Brandt, Alrich   27 Feb 1875 12 Dec 1940 065y 9m 15d Lot: 39 Grave: 07 G    
Brandt, Fraukeline   17 Nov 1887 08 Sep 1902 014y 9m 22d   d/o Johann & Harmke  
Brandt, Grace Pruisner 15 Aug 1883 08 Apr 1945 061y 7m 24d   O G w/o Herman  
Brandt, Herman   20 Nov 1876 25 Jun 1950 073y 7m 5d   O G    
Brandt, Janette   1913 18 Oct 1918 Lot: 41 Grave: 08 G d/o Johann & Minnie  
Brandt, John   1879 19 Oct 1918 Lot: 41 Grave: 05 G    
Brandt, Larry Lee   26 Apr 1962 01 Jul 1962 00y 2m 5d Lot: 38 Grave: 07 G s/o Lester & Beverly  
Brandt, Meno   1907 1973   G    
Brandt, Minnie Pruisner 08 Oct 1889 26 Oct 1981 092y 0m 18d Lot: 41 Grave: 06 G w/o John  
Brandt, Rieka Frey 13 Sep 1876 15 Sep 1932 056y 0m 2d Lot: 39 Grave: 08 O G W w/o Alrich, Mother  
Brugmann, Arend   18 Aug 1836 16 Oct 1902 066y 1m 28d Lot: 06 Grave: 05 G W    
Brugmann, Trientje Bakker 09 Oct 1836 22 Aug 1900 063y 10m 13d Lot: 06 Grave: 08 G W    
DeWeerdt, Ette Niehuis 14 Feb 1852 02 Apr 1918 066y 1m 19d Lot: 32 Grave: 03 G W w/o Rev. J.  
DeWeerdt, Martin   06 Dec 1881 12 Nov 1924 042y 11m 6d Lot: 32 Grave: 04    
DeWeerdt, Rev. J.   02 Nov 1839 12 Sep 1906 066y 10m 10d Lot: 32 Grave: 01 G W    
Dreesmann, Ella   25 Sep 1905 08 Sep 1908 02y 11m 14d Lot: 10 Grave: 08 G W d/o Mann & Anna  
Eekhoff, Trientje   08 Feb 1897 19 Feb 1897 00y 0m 11d   d/o Harm & Hilka  
Freeks, H.   25 Jan 1800 26 Jun 1885 085y 5m 1d Lot: 14 Grave: 03 G W    
Freeks, Mary Even 1871 09 Sep 1885 Lot: 14 Grave: 04 G W d/o H. & S.  
Frey, Reka   1881 28 Aug 1896   O d/o Heye & Gertjedina  
Hagen, Andrew   22 Nov 1843 05 Mar 1925 081y 3m 11d Lot: 07 Grave: 04    
Hoffman, Leonard   27 Feb 1911 07 Sep 1911 00y 6m 11d   s/o Lammert L. & Lena  
Hoffman, Martha   03 Feb 1875 13 Aug 1904 029y 6m 10d Lot: 33 Grave: 04 G    
Hoffman, Viola Brandt 14 Dec 1910 28 Jul 2010 099y 7m 14d Lot: 41 Grave: 07 O G Mother of Elmer & Kenneth Smith  
Hook, Annie Krull 26 Mar 1874 28 May 1898 024y 2m 2d Lot: 10 Grave: 04 G w/o B. E.  
Huisinga, Dena Wiards 07 Aug 1865 11 Apr 1897 031y 8m 4d Lot: 27 Grave: 08 G w/o Klaas  
Huting, Jennie Pruisner 27 Mar 1877 02 Nov 1957 080y 7m 6d Lot: 21 Grave: 03 G w/o John  
Huting, John   24 Jan 1872 1946 Lot: 21 Grave: 04 G    
Huting, Meine   21 Mar 1901 25 Oct 1918 017y 7m 4d Lot: 21 Grave: 01 G s/o John & Jennie  
Ibling, Mrs. Claus     O    
Jansen, Helena   10 Jan 1898 10 Mar 1898 00y 2m 0d   W    
Janssen, child   20 Aug 1896   c/o Kapt. J. Janssen  
Kaiser, Hiska   15 Sep 1912 15 Sep 1912 00y 0m 0d Lot: 34 Grave: 06 W c/o Johan & Dever  
Kaiser, Johan   06 Sep 1844 13 Mar 1930 085y 6m 7d Lot: 34 Grave: 07 O G W    
Kaiser, Wipke L. Goldenstein 26 Jul 1842 07 Dec 1901 059y 4m 11d Lot: 34 Grave: 08 O G w/o Johan  
Kroll, Evert "Ed"   07 Mar 1885 11 Feb 1932 046y 11m 4d Lot: 10 Grave: 01 G Father  
Kruse, Refert   26 May 1882 26 Jan 1899 016y 8m 0d Lot: 13 Grave: 08 G W s/o H. & A.  
Kruse, Uffe   12 Mar 1876 06 Dec 1882 06y 8m 24d Lot: 13 Grave: 07 G W s/o H. & G.  
Leffers, Albert   29 Mar 1875 26 Apr 1895 020y 0m 28d Lot: 23 Grave: 08 G W    
Leffers, Friedrich   01 Apr 1846 27 Nov 1906 060y 7m 26d Lot: 23 Grave: 05 G W    
Leffers, Geeske Neemann 23 Sep 1849 1914 Lot: 23 Grave: 06 O G W    
Mohns, Wilhelmine Zimmerman 1814 04 Nov 1892      
Neeman, Albert G.   24 Feb 1815 30 Sep 1897 082y 7m 6d Lot: 28 Grave: 08 G W    
Niehuis, Johana   07 Nov 1910 08 Nov 1910 00y 0m 1d Lot: 08 Grave: 04 G W d/o O. & A.  
Niehuis, Ollig   16 Jun 1827 08 Mar 1903 075y 8m 20d Lot: 08 Grave: 08 G W    
Oudekerk, Eildert   03 Jun 1912 15 Apr 1914 01y 10m 12d   s/o Henry & Antje  
Pruisner, Ella   1897 1899 Lot: 07 Grave: 05 G d/o Hildert & Effie  
Pruisner, Hiska   08 May 1887 11 Jul 1969 082y 2m 3d Lot: 29 Grave: 02 G d/o Menne & Janne  
Pruisner, Ida   12 Feb 1900 12 Oct 1901 01y 8m 0d Lot: 07 Grave: 05 d/o Hildert & Effie  
Pruisner, Janna Vust 18 Oct 1845 26 Mar 1914 068y 5m 8d Lot: 29 Grave: 06 G W w/o Meene  
Pruisner, Jannie   31 Mar 1904 26 Mar 1907 02y 11m 26d Lot: 30 Grave: 08 G W d/o Hiska  
Pruisner, Meene   04 Jul 1840 20 Feb 1908 067y 7m 16d Lot: 29 Grave: 07 G W    
Reiter, Alice Eiklenborg 13 Sep 1888 19 Dec 1974 086y 3m 6d Lot: 04 Grave: 07 G w/o Ubbe  
Reiter, Fred   01 Sep 1914 28 Apr 1915 00y 7m 27d Lot: 05 Grave: 03 G W    
Reiter, Ubbe   11 Jun 1873 16 May 1928 054y 11m 5d Lot: 04 Grave: 08 G    
Reuter, Ettja Vüst 11 Feb 1849 05 Jul 1908 059y 4m 24d Lot: 05 Grave: 02 G W w/o Ubbe (2nd wife)  
Reuter, Ubbe   10 Feb 1836 06 Aug 1916 080y 5m 27d Lot: 05 Grave: 01 G W    
Slight, Anton   1862 1931 Lot: 22 Grave: 07 G W    
Slight, Chester   23 Feb 1913 07 Jul 1913 00y 4m 14d   s/o Martin & Eva J.  
Slight, Geeske Juchems 22 Apr 1834 31 Oct 1907 073y 6m 9d Lot: 03 Grave: 06 O G W w/o Martin  
Slight, George   17 Dec 1888 23 Dec 1888 00y 0m 6d Lot: 03 Grave: 01 G W s/o J. & wife  
Slight, John   24 May 1886 06 Oct 1956 070y 4m 12d Lot: 22 Grave: 08 G    
Slight, Katherine Schuck 11 Oct 1861 17 May 1934 072y 7m 6d Lot: 22 Grave: 06 G W w/o Anton (2nd wife)  
Slight, Martin   25 Jan 1829 25 Mar 1886 057y 2m 0d Lot: 03 Grave: 07 G W    
Slight, Martin   31 Aug 1884 21 Jan 1967 082y 4m 21d Lot: 22 Grave: 05 G    
Slight, Martin Jr.   31 Aug 1867 21 Apr 1903 035y 7m 21d Lot: 03 Grave: 04 G W    
Slight, William McKinley   18 Oct 1900 21 Feb 1902 01y 4m 3d Lot: 03 Grave: 02 G W s/o Martin M. & Trientje  
Snittjer, Harm D.   05 Feb 1815 10 Feb 1906 091y 0m 5d Lot: 01 Grave: 01 G    
Willms, Albert   1893 1953 Lot: 26 Grave: 05 G W    
Willms, Albert H.   11 Jun 1848 03 May 1908 059y 10m 22d      
Willms, children     G    
Willms, Christine Janssen 1855 27 Nov 1896 Lot: 24 O G w/o Albert H. (1st wife)  
Willms, Edwin   27 Oct 1906 14 Jan 1910 03y 2m 18d      
Willms, Everwena   10 Dec 1901 04 Oct 1903 01y 9m 24d   d/o Albert H. & Wobbine  
Willms, Harm   14 Sep 1892 27 Dec 1914 022y 3m 13d Lot: 24 O s/o Albert H. & Christine  
Willms, William   08 Jun 1903 10 Aug 1903 00y 2m 2d