Krupp Valley Cemetery & Obituaries


                                       Also known as Marlin Cemetery


                            Grant County, Washington submitted by Marge Womach



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The Krupp Valley Cemetery at Marlin, Grant Co, WA is located west of town, taking the first graveled road/cow trail on the left side of the road (south) as one leaves the town to the west. Records of the cemetery compiled by Ruth Briscoe (undated) and Geo Beck were carefully studied and researched in an attempt to provide an accurate reading of the cemetery. I walked the cemetery in 1998 with several return trips to photograph and compare placements of graves and family plots.  Marge Womach  <>

The town went through a name change circa 1919, legally it is yet Town of Krupp, Marling PO, and the cemetery is deeded Krupp Valley Cemetery.


Adolph, Jacob		*	1863-1935 "grandfather" (2 on 1, with Susanna)
Adolph, Susanna	        *+	1853-1948 "grandmother" (2 on 1)
Aherim, Edward		        b. Sept 24, 1903; d. Sept 29, 1903; s/o DW Aherim
				(this stone was visible in 1998) 
Aherin, Evelyn Eda	*	Feb 17, 1910-Sept 20, 1914
Aherin, Mary Alice	*	Dec 22, 1906-June 20, 1914 
Antoni, J B			1906, Aug 27- marked with iron cross
Barnhart, Alonzo	*-	(no dates) Corp Co A, 111th PA Inf. (d. 5-10-1921)
Barnhart, Anna L	+	d. Dec 23, 1920; b. July 17, 1867
Barnhart, John W		d. Oct 8, 1918, Oregon, Pvt, 110th Inf. 28th Div
Bremer, Mary		        d. May 25, 1904 (source: Hist. of cem) age 33 yrs
Bremer, Fred			d. July 4, 1906 (source: Hist. of cem) or July 8; 36 yrs
Burris, Matthew Elwood  +	d. Nov 1945; b. 3-13-1864

(Items labeled “scrapbook news” most frequently were taken from the Odessa Record, the Wenatchee World, Grant County Journal, Big Bend Chief or the Spokesman Review, and were found in scrapbooks at local museums.)

Adolph, Jacob;  (1863-1935 “grandfather,” 2 on 1, with Susanna)  “Jacob Adolph. Male, white, married. Birth: April 4, 1863, Saratov, Russia; age: 72 yrs 8 mos 6 days.  Father: unknown; Mother: unknown; Informant: Phillip Pfeifer, Marlin, WA.  Death: Dec 10, 1935, Wilson Creek, Grant Co, WA, Reg. Dist 5; R-3.  Cause: apoplexy. Physician: coroner (illegible) of Ephrata. Burial: Marlin, WA on Dec 13, 1935. Undertaker: T E Jenkins, Ephrata, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert of Death)  (Edit: BLM records show that Jakob Adolph filed for two patents, one for 320 acres and another for 160 acres in Sec 10 T 23 R 30; these were dated 4-28-1924 and 1-14-1915.)

Adolph, Susanna;  (1853-1948 “grandmother,”   2 on 1) “Susan Adolf;  Reside Marlin; Born July 10, 1853; wife of Jacob; Age 95 yrs 7 mos 10 days;  Father: Michael Kulp, born Russia; Mother: (unknown); Physician: Dr Cardiff of Ephrata; Burial Marlin Cemetery; Funeral at Presbyterian Church; Interment 10-31-1948.”  (Strates Funeral Ledger: 10-31-1948)  “Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church at Marlin on Sunday for Mrs Susana Litt Adolf, 95, the Rev A Grabow of the Salem Lutheran Church officiating.  Burial was in the Marlin Cemetery, under the direction of the Strate Funeral Home of Odessa. Grandsons acted as pallbearers, including Henry and Reinhold Weber, Pete, Jake, Fred and Andrew Litt, the latter of Hartline.  Mrs Adolf, the daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael Kolb, was born in Saratov, Russia, July 10, 1853. In early womanhood she married Andreas Litt, and five children were born to this union, including two who preceded her in death and a son, Fred, who remained in Russia. Mr Litt died in 1887 and in 1890 she was united in marriage to Jacob Adolf. They came to America in 1908, settling on a homestead north of Wilson Creek, later moving into Wilson Creek, where Mr Adolf died in 1935. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs Conrad Weber, Marlin. She was a member of the Salem Lutheran church at Marlin for over 39 years.  Survivors include one brother, Peter Kolb, Lincoln, Nebraska; one son, George Litt, Hartline; one daughter, Mrs Anna Weber, Marlin; 22 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.” (Odessa Record: 11-04-1948)

Aherim, Edward;  (b. Sept 24, 1903; d. Sept 29, 1903; s/o DW Aherim; this stone was visible in 1998) “To the Dan Aherins south of Black Rock Spring, a 9 lb. boy.” (Geo Beck collection citing BBC: 10-02-1903)

Aherin, Evelyn Eda;  (Feb 17, 1910-Sept 20, 1914) “Evelyn Aherin. Female, white, single. Birth: Feb 22, 1910, Grant Co, WA. Age: 4 yrs 7 mos 28 days. Father: D W Aherin, b. WI;  Mother: Lillie Pierson, born Iowa. Informant: D W Aherin, Krupp, WA. Death: Sept 20, 1914, 10 a.m.  Cause: Septicemia of 4 days duration. Contributory: typhoid fever of 14 days duration.  J Compton, MD of Wilson Creek, WA. Burial: Krupp, WA on Sept 21, 1914. Undertaker: Laurence Beck, Krupp, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) 

Aherin, Mary Alice;  (Dec 22, 1906-June 20, 1914) “Mary Alice Aherin. Female, white, Birth: Dec 22, 1906, Spokane Co, WA; Age: 7 yrs 5 mos 29 days.  Father: Daniel W Aherin, b. WI; Mother: Lillie Pierson, b. Iowa. Informant: D W Aherin, father, Krupp, WA.  Death: June 21, 1914 near Krupp, Grant Co, WA, at 1 a.m. Cause: Diffuse Peritonitis of 7 days duration. E K Wolfe, MD of Krupp, WA.  Burial: Krupp, WA on June 22, 1914 by Smith Bros. of Spokane.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death) 

Antoni, J B;  (1906, Aug 27- grave is marked with iron cross)  J R Anton died in 1906. He was an early blacksmith in Krupp.” (Hist. of Marlin Cemetery; not shown in Black Rock items). “Johannes Anton. N ½ Sec 5 T 23 R 31 in the 1911 Atlas, also NE ¼ Sec 32.” And “Brother-in-law of Ben Betsch; same as J Anthon in Krupp items.” (Geo Beck data card collection) {Edit:  John Antone and wife Elizabeth with two children, Katie and Emma were found on the 1900 Selz, Emmons Co, ND census. Elizabeth reported 4 children born with two living. For the 1910 Enos Precinct the family of John Antone was shown as: John, 41, Russia, marr. 16 yrs; wife, Elizabeth, 36, Russia, with 11 children born to her of which 8 were living; daughters, Katie, 15, Russia; Emma, 10, ND; Mary, 8, ND; Annie, 7, ND; Mollie, 5, WA; son, Joseph, 2, WA; and youngest daughter, Leona less than one year, also born WA.  It appears that a child born after the 1900 census died prior to the 1910 census. Letters from John Antone to the Farmers Bank of Krupp dated 12-12-1912 through 1-07-1914 were using the return address as Happyland, Sask., Canada and Prussia, Sask., Canada. John owned land in Sec 32 T 24 R 31. This grave is assumed to be a child of John and Elizabeth Antone/Antoni.}

Barnhart surname: Alonzo Barnhart was a twin son of John Barnhart and his wife Sarah.  The 1850 Berlin, NY Census shows the following children in John’s household: Mary J, 1834; William H, 1834; Alonzo Streeter, 1839; Lorenzo S, 1839 (buried in Creston, WA); Sarah M, 1842; Lydia A, 1845.  The known children of Alonzo Barnhart and his wife Sarah Ainsworth were:  Anna L, b. 1867; Minnie, 1870; Nellie, 1872; Hattie, 1874;  Frederick L, b. 1-17-1876; Maude (Smith), b. 1-22-1878; Carrie, b. 12-23-1879 (Haskins; d. 1951); Blanche Mildred, 3-27-1882 {Mrs C D Loch in 1920};  Jennie (Towne), b. 8-08-1886;  Jessie E, 1887; John, b. 11-13-1888. Alonzo and Sara were on the 1889 Belle Prairie, Morrison Co, MN Census with the following children: Anna, 12; Minnie, 10; Nellie, 8; Hattie, 6; Fredy, 4; Maud, 2; and Cara, 5 months; they were again on the Belle Prairie, Morrison Co, MN census with no children shown in the household but  evidence of 12 children born and 9 living. On Nov 5, 1904, Blanche M Barnhart married Chester Dorcas Loch, by whom two known children were born: Harlon Lee Loch 6-12-1915 and Myrtle Isabell Loch, 2-15-1907.  Fred L Barnhart was born in Bell Prairie, MN, Jan 17, 1876. He married Emma C Foster, May 1, 1898 and came to WA in 1907. Apparently lived in the Ellensburg area and died at the age of 87 years. Interment was held in the High Valley Memorial Gardens.

Barnhart, Alonzo;  (no dates;  Corp Co A, 111th PA Inf.) d. 5-10-1921 “Alonzo S Barnhart. Male, white, married farmer. Birth: April 10, 1839. Age: 82 yrs 1 mo. Birthplace: Rendelear County, State of New York. Father: John Barnhart, born New York. Mother: Sarah Ainsworth, born New York. Informant: J Chas Grans (?) of Odessa, WA. Death: May 10, 1921 at 5 a.m., Marlin, Grant Co, WA. Cause: uremia. Contributory: chronic tubular nephritis. L M Thompson, MD, Odessa, WA. Burial: Marlin, WA on May 13, 1921. Undertaker: J J Egbert, farmer, Marlin, WA.” (WA State Board of Health: Cert. of Death)   (“Alonzo Barnhart, venerable head of a family which included his sons, Fred, and John, and sons-in-law, Chas Haskins, George Town and Chet Lock with their respective families. An old Civil War vet, he figures in yet one dramatic episode—a rattlesnake bite as he reached up to a ledge on the short-cut home. He was plied with whiskey and a whole flock of freshly-halved friers, shouted all night in the agony of the snake venum or whiskey—unused as he was to both—kept the community in acute distress the while, and lived to have this picture taken.” (photo of Alonzo Barnhart, balding, long beard, seated in rocking chair. Photo shown in the Black Rock Collection.) Alonzo’s wife, Sarah Ainsworth, was born 1-17-1846 and died 6-02-1934, the daughter of Fred Ainsworth and (?) Dyata Moon, per her death certificate, the informant of which was Mrs Jennie Towne. Sarah Barnhart was buried at Riverside Park Cemetery in Spokane, WA.  (The duplication of ‘Sarah Ainsworth’ as mother of Alonzo Barnhart and the maiden name of his wife was not resolved.) “Alonzo ‘Grandpa’ Barnhart lived on Anna’s homestead 2 miles south of town, 1908 on. Bitten by rattlesnake, 1910. Was a member of 3rd PA Inf. Volunteers according to grave marker. From Little Falls, MN per J. Erickson. Brought household goods from MN.” (Geo Beck data card collection)

Barnhart, Anna L; (d. Dec 23, 1920; b. July 17, 1867) “Anna L Barnhart, daughter of Mr and Mrs Alonzo Barnhart, died at her home near this city on Thursday, Dec 23. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon, services being conducted by Rev R T Cordry at the Presbyterian church, and the body was laid to rest in the Marlin Cemetery. The pall-bearers were R B Kedell, Elmer Minkler, John Erickson, L A West, Homer Carr and J A Enos.  Anna L Barnhart was born in Tidiorete, Warren County, PA, on July 17, 1867, and lived there until the age of seven, when she moved to Gravelville, MN, coming from there to Marlin, WA, in 1907. She resided with her parents, one and one half miles south of Marlin, until the time of her death on Dec 23, 1920. She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents, Mr and Mrs Alonzo Barnhart, one brother, Fred, of Cle Elum, WA, four sisters, Mrs Maud Smith, Portland, OR; Mrs C D Loch, Spokane; Mrs Chas Haskins and Mrs Geo Towne, Marlin. A brother was killed in the late war and is buried in France.” (Odessa Record: 31 Dec 1920)

Barnhart, John W;  (b. 11-13-1888; d. Oct 8, 1918, Oregon, Pvt, 110th Inf. 28th Div) “Mr Barnhart’s son, John, was killed in World War I and is buried in the Krupp Valley-Marlin Cemetery.” (Grant Co Journal: 7-15-1993; Pioneer families recalled) As shown above in Anna Barnhart’s obituary, John W Barnhart was atleast initially buried in France. Body was returned to Krupp.  “John Barnhart. Killed in 1st World War, brought back for burial in family lot. Born 1890 + or -, body brought home in 1921.” (Geo Beck data card collection)

Bremer, Mary;  (d. May 25, 1904; source: Hist. of cem; age 33 yrs) “Mrs Fred Bremer leaves behind husband and three small children.” (Black Rock Country: 1889-1909, June 1904. Grave locations marked on Geo Beck cemetery mapping.) “Died 1904, age 33, buried Krupp Cemetery. Remember distinctly, first adult to die on South Hill. Wednesday, June 1, 1904, plus or minus. Farms and stoves inactive on day of funeral. Leaves husband and 3 children. Born Mary Brand in Switzerland, to Canada in 1872. Children were Clyde, Clarence and Mary, who married Walter Eastburn. The boys were left in Dakota with uncle Samuel Brand, 4 miles southwest of Dickenson, daughter with Aunt Koth a few miles away.” (G Beck cards)

Bremer, Fred;  (d. July 4, 1906; source: Hist. of cem; or July 8; 36 yrs) “Fred Bremer died July 4,1906 from appendicitis, age 36. His wife, Mary, had died May 25, 1904. This couple left small children.” (History of Marlin Cemetery) (Edit: BLM records show Fred Bremer received a patent on his homestead on 12-17-1906 in Grant County, which is after his date of death. Doc # 2198 and Asc. # 033962, for homestead in S ½ N ½ of 26-22-30.); “Daughter born to Mr and Mrs Fred Bremer” (BBC: 2-07-1904, per G Beck cards); “3 year old boy badly burned by blow torch” (BBC: 2-20-1904, per G Beck cards); “Foot mashed by horse” (Mar 20, 1904, per G Beck cards); “Goes back to ND with children, 30 below” (BBC 12-29-1905, G Beck cards); “Witness for Andy Johnson, May 1906” (G Beck cards); “Notice in matter of estate of F Bremer, deceased” (Oct 1906, G Beck cards); “Administrator Sale, Dec 1, 1906” (BBC; G Beck cards);

Burris, Matthew Elwood;   (d. Nov 1945; b. 3-13-1864) “Funeral services for Matthew Elwood Burris, who died at the Ephrata hospital Sunday, were held Wednesday morning from the Lutheran Church at Marlin, the Rev A Grabow officiating.  Mr Burris was born at Kenton, Ohio, March 13, 1864, and came to the state in 1900, working for a time as ranch foreman for Bill Kellum, on what is now known as the Big Bend Land Co ranch, later homesteading in the southwest area.  During late years his travels had taken him to Texas and California, and about nine years ago he returned to this area to look after property interests.  On Saturday he was found ill at his home by neighbors and was removed to the Ephrata hospital, where death came Sunday, at the age of 81.  He has one known survivor, Mrs Maude Ketner, Stanton, Mich.” (Odessa Record: 11-08-1945)  “Mathew Elwood Burris. Male, white, single, retired laborer. Birth: March 13, 1864, Kenton, Ohio. Age: 81 yrs 7 mos 21 days. Father: unknown; Mother: unknown. Informant: Leland E Plotts, Ephrata, Records from Columbia Basin Hospital.  Death: 11-04-1945, 10 a.m. at Columbia Basin Hospital, where he had been for ½ day, Ephrata, Grant Co, WA.  Cause of death: massive cerebral hemorrhage. Burial: Marlin, WA on 11-07-1945” (WA State Dept of Health: Cert. of Death)


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