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Submitted: 11/5/08 • Approved: 11/13/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22171-G22171-S3
Gravestone Inscription: There is no gravestone; a Funeral Home Marker bears the hand-written name of “Mrs. Newhouse.”
Note: There are several different spellings of the last name, to include Neuhaus, Newhause and Newhouse.
The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.
Source: the following was taken from the Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated October 29, 1909 page 1.
Mrs. Maria Neuhaus, mother of Judge Neuhaus of Alma, died Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock after a long illness. She had lived in Alma since 1882.
Mrs. Neuhaus was a native of Germany, born in the city in Minden, Province of Westphalia, on the 4th day of April, 1832, where her father, Gotlich Graetz, was a Royal Custom House officer.
In 1850 she was married to Judge H.F. Neuhaus, a prominent jurist of Darmund, Westphalia. Mrs. Neuhaus, after the death of her husband, emigrated to America, where two of her brothers were living, coming first to Wisconsin, afterward locating in Chicago. In 1882, she came to Colorado and located at Alma, where her son and younger sister, Mrs. Anna Savage, were living and resided there until her death.
Mrs. Neuhaus leaves two children to mourn her loss, Judge R.F. Neuhaus of Alma and Miss Sophia Neuhaus of Chicago. Only Judge Neuhaus was present, as it seems a telegram sent by him to his sister did not reach its destination.
“Requiescat in Pace.”
Contributed on 11/5/08 by southparkperils
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