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McMahon Old Colony Cemetery

Name of R.M.: Coulee No. 136 - 008
Name of Cemetery: McMahon (Old Colony) Cemetery
Name of Community: McMahon
Name of Denomination: Old Colony Mennonites
Condition of Cemetery: unknown
Ownership of Cemetery: Mr. Petkau
Approximate number of burials: 19
Legal Land Location: SW 15-13-12, W3rd
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Recorded by:
Date: August 2009
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Comments: This information is taken from a picture of a plaque that appears to be attached to a wood surface, probably on the site of the cemetery. The inscription reads as follows:
In the early 1900’s Mr. Isaac Schmidt gave one acre of land on SW 15-13-12 for a graveyard, currently owned by Mr. Petkau. The Old Colony Mennonites used it until early 1920’s, and left to Mexico. They took their records with them. After this the town of McMahon used the cemetery. There was a severe outbreak of the flu in 1936. The flu was brought to the McMahon District by some visiting Mennonites from Mexico. Three to four members of some families died. Households were put under quarantine. Dr. Irwin, one R.C.M.P. constable, and a nurse were also quarantined at one of the homesteads.

Those known to be buried here:
Ann Driedger
Peter Driedger son
Driedger twin Babies
Cornelius Martens
Peter Martens-age 12 years
Susie Martens-age 9 months
Henry Martens
Helen Reimer
Henry Klassen
George Wall
Cornie Wall
Cornie Wall
Margaret Unrau
Margaret Unrau’s daughter
Baby son of Mr. & Mrs. Abe Hiebert
Baby twins of Mr. & Mrs. Anton Kuhns
Samuel Seer 1927 age 7 years

1939 - Last burial

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