Saling Cemetery
Papillion, Sarpy County, Nebraska

Date: January 26 2001

Cemetery: Saling Family Cemetery
Street: Highway 370 and 54th Street
City: Papillion
County: Sarpy
State: NE
Nation: USA
Zip: 68123
Nearby: Highway 370 between Bellevue and Papillion
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: No
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: 8-10
Oldest grave: 1860's
Newest grave: early 1900's
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Buried Headstones
Previous contacts:
Work Status: No work started as of yet


Last week when I was visiting Bellevue Nebraska, I went in and show the Sarpy County Museum director what I have been up to with my work with pioneer cemeteries. He showed me the only headstone that was left from this cemetery. (The Cemetery's name is Saling not Sailing). Apparently the owner of the farm where the headstone was kept died. (In fact he showed me the headstone back in 1986) It went to another person who also died and his wife was about to throw the headstone away but the museum director took it and put it in the museum. The headstone is in perfect condition. The name on the headstone was that of Benjamin Saling who died in 1874 at the age of six months. The director also told me at one time there were six headstone in the little family cemetery. My concern is that one of these days with the rapid rate that they are building homes in Sarpy County, that they will probably build on this piece of land containing the cemetery. They will probably find the remains of these pioneers. A similar situation occured on 60th Street and Highway 370. They were building houses and ran across the remains of the people that were buried in the Ireland Cemetery (Another pioneer cemetery). This was back in 1966. Sarpy County transferred and buried the remains of the Ireland Family/Cemetery at Anderson Grove Cemetery (Which is 1 mile south of the intersection of 36th and Highway 370). There is a marker in Anderson Grove that has the name of the people buried in the Ireland Cemetery. My wish is either to find the location of where the cemetery was and put a fence around it and put back the little Saling boy's headstone with a marker with the names of the people buried there or transfer and bury the remains maybe at Anderson Grove.

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name: Anne Braun
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