Cemeteries

DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY

(R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)

(1918 to 1994)



This burial site was donated by Ferdinand "Fred" Geiger as Diamond Stone Catholic Cemetery, sometime in the mid 1910s. In that same era, rocks were hauled for the foundation of a church, but it was never built.

The first interment in this cemetery, that of Lawrence Weisgerber, took place April 09, 1918. The most recent burial, that of Agnes M. (Weisgerber) Jacques, took place in the summer of 1994.

The cemetery is situated -- from Willow Bunch -- seven miles south on Highway #36, then four and a quarter miles west on the grid-road.

LAND LOCATION: southwest corner of the SE 1/4 of Sec. 17, Tp. 4, Rg. 28, W2nd, in the R.M. of Willow Bunch #42.

This cemetery is surrounded by a decorative barbed wire fence, with a metal gate at the main entrance. In more recent years, a beautiful little wooden sign was setup on two substantial poles, topped off with a metal filigree decoration. The sign reads "Diamond Stone Cemetery".

The books for this cemetery are kept by the parish of St. George, Assiniboia, Sk., Phone # 642 4439. They're also accessible in albums at the Willow Bunch Museum and on the Internet at www.willowbunch.ca .

As of May 25, 1998, the family of Mark G. & Doreen (Packet) Crooks have, by a signed agreement between themselves and the Catholic Church, agreed to be caretakers of the cemetery. A newly installed sign and fence, it is expected, was their gift in memory of those buried there. The family resides on the SE 1/4 of Sec. 35, Tp. 3, Rg. 29, W2nd, in the R.M. of Poplar Valley #12, and their mailing address is P.O. Box 81, Fife Lake, Sk., S0H 1N0. Phone # 476 2088.

Those people listed in the Master File with "Yes" by the notation "Site Marker:", have a headstone/marker and their burial spot was located. All other people have no known headstone/marker and their burial spot was not found.

All headstones in the cemetery were checked in person on December 26, 1997, by Gilles A. Bonneau. Afterward, Mr. Bonneau and his brother, Janvier C. Bonneau, painstakingly typed in all the particulars for each entry, with Gilles doing the final editing.

All names have been further checked against the cemetery register, by Reverend Roger Ducharme and Gilles A. Bonneau, for accuracy and to include those people without a headstone.

For a current total of the number of people buried in this and/or other cemeteries, please access internet heading "Cemetery List".

All burials in the DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY cemetery:

Geiger, Katarina (Lichtfuss)
Notes:Daughter of Nickolas & Christina "__________" Lichtfuss
Born:Nov 19, 1881
Died:Feb 05, 1924
Status:Married - (Wife of Ferdinand "Fred" Geiger)
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes - [Funeral Service in Verwood, Sk.]
Geiger, Marie Margaret Victoria
Notes:Daughter of Ferdinand & Katarina "Lichtfuss" Geiger
Born:Jan 23, 1911
Died:May 03, 1920
Status:Child
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes
Geiger, Nickolas
Notes:Son of Ferdinand & Katarina "Lichtfuss" Geiger
Born:Jun 07, 1902
Died:Jul 16, 1925
Status:Single
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes - [Funeral Service in Verwood, Sk.]
Jacques, Agnes M. (Weisgerber)
Notes:Daughter of George & Marie Theresa "Fink" Weisgerber
Born:Mar 05, 1909
Died:1994
Status:Married - (Wife of Azellus "Pete" Jacques)
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes
Marsan, Anna (Brule)
Notes:Daughter of George & Sarah "Marier" Brule
Born:Jan 24, 1867
Died:Oct 02, 1928
Status:Married - (Wife of J. A. Marsan)
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Nil
Weisgerber, Annie Mary Theresa
Notes:Daughter of George & Mary Theresa "Fink" Weisgerber Sr.
Born:Oct 19, 1919
Died:Jul 15, 1923
Status:Child
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes
Weisgerber, Edward
Notes:Son of George & Mary Theresa "Fink" Weisgerber Sr.
Born:Jan 27, 1924
Died:Jan 27, 1924
Status:Baby
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Nil
Weisgerber, George Sr.
Notes:Son of Unknown
Born:Apr 23, 1870
Died:Dec 04, 1943
Status:Married - (Husband of Mary Theresa Fink)
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes
Weisgerber, Lawrence
Notes:Son of George & Mary Theresa "Fink" Weisgerber Sr.
Born:21 days - 1918
Died:Apr 09, 1918
Status:Baby
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes
Weisgerber, Mary Theresa (Fink)
Notes:Daughter of Unknown
Born:Jun 28, 1882
Died:Jan 29, 1954
Status:Married - (Wife of George Weisgerber Sr.)
Burial Site:DIAMOND STONE CATHOLIC CEMETERY - (R.M. of Willow Bunch #42)
Plot/Block:Unknown
Site Marker:Site Marker/Photo # Yes