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St. Peter's Cemetery

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The cemetery is owned by St. Peter's Church and the Cemetery Committee oversees the maintenance, sells plots and keeps records.

Purchasing your plot in advance relieves your family of handling it later during a stressful time and provides income to maintain the cemetery.

 

Burial plots are available at $300 for members of St. Peter's Church and $1,500 for non-members.  Contact us for information.

How to Locate Graves

 

Click here to find the grave of a relative or friend. 

 

  • When the page for our cemetery opens, enter a “Last Name” and click on “Search this cemetery”. 

  • A list of names will appear. Click on your person of interest to view their memorial page. 

 

We believe all the graves in our cemetery are included in this database. Many memorial pages include links to the memorial pages of that person’s relatives.  We are working to add more of these links as well as other historical information. 

 

Some memorial pages include a “Show Map” link. 

 

  • Click on it to open a map page.

  • Click the “Layers” ICON in the lower left to switch to an aerial view of the cemetery. 

  • Click on the “+” sign in the lower right four times to zoom in for a close up view of the grave location.  

 

If you have questions, wish to add information or photos to a memorial page, or get an error corrected, contact us to request that a member of the Cemetery Committee get in touch with you. 

How You Can Support St. Peter's Cemetery

 

This century-old cemetery needs continuing restoration and improvements, to honor the memory of our ancestors and loved ones.  The older grave markers start to lean due to our shifting blackland soil, and the roads are difficult to drive on after it rains. 

Maintenance costs are paid from interest earned on proceeds from the sale of cemetery plots.  Unfortunately, this doesn't even cover the mowing costs, so we rely on donations to help with maintenance. Please make checks payable to St. Peter's Church and indicate that it's for "cemetery maintenance".  Donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions.

Cemetery History

 

The earliest recorded burials in Coupland were 1891.  In 1910, St. Peter's Church purchased two acres of land from O.R. and Johanna Speckels for the establishment of a church cemetery.  In 1913, the heirs of R. Aschen donated their adjacent family burial plot to the church.  Additional parcels of land were conveyed by the Speckels family in 1932, 1944 and 1945.  The flagpole at the cemetery entrance was donated by the St. Peter's Brotherhood, in honor of the veterans of all wars. 

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