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Antioch Cemetery

Transcribed from various copies of the
NorthWest Genealogical Society "
Wagoneer Journals 1982-1983" by Liz Lee
Original not copyrighted but used by permission of  Becci Thomas, Neva Lewis,
and Bette Ray Thornton of NWGS.

Antioch (aka Reno), NE ghost town

BERRY Omar		????	????
BRIGGS Velma		4 Jul 1907	16 Oct 1907

FORDING	????		Veteran of WWI  18 IA Inf Co. E

[Possibility: "Fording, David F., Co. E, 18th Iowa Infantry, b. Ohio, 

enlisted at age 26, residence West Liberty, Iowa...." 

Ref: Iowa Roster and Record of Iowa Soldiers in the War of the


LANE Columbus A.	????	26 Jun 1893 Age 55yrs. 4mo 22days

ROOKER Franklin J.	2 May 1911	11 May 1911  Son of J. T. and M. J. Rooker

SESSLER Fredrick	1862	1920	Father

SESSLER ????		1864	1957	Wife

THAYER Hugh		1859	1920

TOMPKINS J. T. 		28 Jun 1854	17 Jun 1892

WARNER Lloyd C.		1910	1913

WILSON Elaine Frances	? Nov	6 Nov 1905

WILSON Baby		????	????? 	Baby of Joe and Dorel Wilson

The history of Antioch is short. A small "Mining" town that sprung up during World War I as a producer of Potash. At one time the population was around 5000. With the end of the war and the demise of the potash industry the town quickly became a ghost town with most residents moving either to Alliance, or the surrounding smaller towns of Lakeside, Hyannis, Rushville. At one time Antioch was known as Reno but the post office changed that designation simply because Reno Nevada and Reno Nebraska were too easily mistaken. The Cemetery is abandoned and in very poor condition with most of the stones knocked over or missing. The exact number of people buried here is a mystery due to the fact that the graves were rarely marked and there are no official records to be obtained. The few that are noted above have been passed down or are still readable. Many of the residents of the town during the potash plant era were drifters and had no family with them so many were buried without markers or moved to Alliance and buried in the Potters Field.


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Transcribed by Liz Lee