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Ruff Schultz Memorial Cemetery
Ruff, Grant County, Washington

Lat: 47° 12' 37"N, 118° 59' 60"W
T20N R30E Section 24

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © May 27, 2005, last edited Mar 29, 2010 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 71.

Just west of Moses Lake, from I-90 take the Warden exit and travel north about 1 mile. Turn right at the stop sign and continue about 1 mile east, you will come to a sign that says Ruff. Turn left (north) till you come to several very large grain elevators. After Ruff continue on Road W NW about 4 more miles. Cemetery will be on the right.

This cemetery is considered to be in Ruff WA, which is still a community. The cemetery is actually in the midst of a very rural area. It contains the burials of many of the early German settlers to this area. Judging from the dates on the stones, it started at the turn of the century. It is not being used that often in the last few years.

Schultz Memorial Cemetery, which is on one acre of land, was donated by Martin Schulz, when his wife passed away in 1903. The cemetery was known as the Ebenezer Geminde Cemetery for many years. In later years it was renamed as the Ruff Memorial Cemetery Park. In 1957, on May 03, a meeting was held at the home of Mr & Mrs John Ruff. The cemetery was then renamed the Ruff Schultz Memorial Cemetery and the metal sign was made and placed above the entrance, to honor Martin Schultz. Harvey Ruff and his wife Susan now own and maintain this cemetery.

I read this cemetery on May 21, 2005, using my digital camera, with additions from family. This includes all existing stones and markers to that date. Those followed by an * asterisk I did not get a photo of.

- Maggie Rail

Legend:
c/o = child of
b. = born
d. = died
d/o = daughter of
h/o = husband of
s/o = on of
s/w = stone with
w/o = wife of

Agte, Charles, no dates *
Agte, Pauline, b. Sep 26, 1885, d. Dec 27, 1903
Beck, Henry, d. Jun 25, 1918, age: 36yr *
Bohnet, Baby, d. Nov 04, 1927, d/o Fred and Bertha
Dirks, Mary, b. Oct 10, 1889, d. Jun 03, 1903
Dirks, Peter, b. Mar 24, 1869, d. Jun 23, 1930, Father
Elmer, Joshua, b. 1867, d. 1943, s/w Martha
Elmer, Martha, b. 1867, d. 1956, s/w Joshua
Esslinger, Michael, b. Nov 19, 1855, d. Nov 12, 1919
Garke, Roy, b. Aug 03, 1914, d. Mar 29, 1997, US Army WWII
Gerfen, Freala A, b. Sep 28, 1889, d. Feb 03, 1916
Gottschalk, Christian, b. Apr 30, 1843 Klostitz, Apr 09, 1909, h/o Christina Rieb, m. Jan 25, 1868, no stone
Gottschalk, Christina Rieb, b. Apr 14, 1848/49 Klostitz Bessarabia Russia, d. after Oct 18, 1912, w/o Christian, m. Jan 25, 1868, no stone
Gottschalk, Fred, no dates, is this Christian? *
Jantz, Johnny A, b. Dec 27, 1909, d. Sep 20, 1912
Jundel, Dennis Lee, d. Dec 26, 1936
Logue, Wilma, b. Aug 08, 1927, d. Aug 1927
Logue, Winefred, b. Aug 03, 1927, d. Aug 1927
Mende, Helen K Poggensee, b. 1919, d. 1986, Mother
Miller, Dorothy, b. 1898, d. 1921, worn metal sign
Miller, H, b. Dec 10, 1863, d. Sep 28, 1914
Nitschke, Gottlieb, b. 1863, d. 1918, s/w Maria
Nitschke, Maria, b. 1867, d. 1911, s/w Gottlieb
Ottmar, Helena, b. 1898, d. 1980, s/w John E
Ottmar, John E, b. 1895, d. 1951, s/w Helena
Poggensee, Emma Schmidt, b. 1895, d. 1971, Mother, s/w William Harry and Harry Amos
Poggensee, Hans Amos, b. Sep 11, 1852 Germany, d. Oct 31, 1936, obit
Poggensee, Harry Amos, b. 1914, d. 1918, Son, s/w William Harry and Emma Schmidt
Poggensee, Infant, s/o William and Emma *
Poggensee, William Harry, b. 1891, d. 1950, Father, s/w Emma Schmidt & Harry Amos, also Hazen-Jaeger FH marker
Ramm, Edward, b. 1909, d. 1916
Ramm, Elsie Marie, b. 1916, d. 1916, metal marker
Reiner, August, b. 1884, d. 1952, Father, s/by Edward A
Reiner, Edward A, b. 1918, d. 1976, Dad, s/by August
Reiner, Jacob, b. 1859, d. 1929, s/w Katharine
Reiner, Katharine, b. 1855, d. 1933, s/w Jacob
Reiner, Katie, b. 1884, d. 1941, Mother
Ruff, Fred, b. 1830, d. 1917
Ruff, HIlda, b. May 20, 1918, d. Apr 26, 2004, w/o Raymond N
Ruff, John, b. 1887, d. 1970, Father, s/w Pauline
Ruff, Pauline, b. 1896, d. 1991, Mother, s/w John
Ruff, Raymond N, b. Oct 26, 1917, d. Dec 26, 2001, h/o Hilda Ruff
Ruff, Walter Edwin, b. Feb 09, 1919, d. Dec 21, 1923
Schmauder, August, b. Jul 03, 1890, d. Oct 1905, metal marker
Schmauder, Christina, b. Feb 26, 1874, d. Jan 08, 1930, Mother, s/w Jacob
Schmauder, Jacob, b. Apr 24, 1874, d. Jun 10, 1960, Father, s/w Christina
Schmauder, Katherine Zieler, b. 1883, d. 1905 *
Schmauder, Larry C, b. Apr 29, 1934, d. Dec 01, 1988
Schmauder, Robert Wayne, b. Jun 25, 1943, d. Dec 15, 1943
Schmauder, Robert, b. 1910, d. 1948, Father
Schmidt, Anna, b. Sep 13, 1890, d. Mar 01, 1904
Schmidt, Henry G, b. 1885, d. 1958
Schmidt, John, b. 1888, d. 1976, Brother
Schmidt, Mary, b. 1855, d. 1941, Mother
Schroeder, Lucy, d. Nov 25, 1907, child
Schuh, Lydia, b. 1874, d. 1950, Mother
Schultz, Mrs Martin, d. 1903 *
Schwartz, Elizabeth, b. 1874, d. 1905
Seitz, Friedrich, b. Dec 28, 1867, d. Dec 28, 1917
Steel, Florence, d. Apr 30, 1951 *
Willging, Albert D, b. 1912, d. 1913
Willging, Christina, b. Jun 10, 1860, d. May 29, 1919, behind fence, not sure on some of it, Dobler??
Willging, Jacob, b. Jun 24, 1894, d. Feb 05, 1956, Washington Pvt Co D 109th Infantry WWI PH
Willging, John, b. Jul 20, 1879, d. Aug 04, 1961
Zacher, Christina, b. May 14, 1841, d. Jan 05, 1937
Zundel, Dennis Lee, b. Dec 15, 1943, d. Sep 09, 1964, Washington PFC HO Trp 1st Recon Sq 2nd Armor CAC Regt
Zundel, Helen, b. 1908, d. 1921, s/w Paul and Katharina
Zundel, Katharina, b. 1869, d. 1924, s/w Paul and Helen
Zundel, Minnie, b. 1905, d. 1985, w/o & s/w Reinhold
Zundel, Paul, b. 1865, d. 1930, s/w Katharina and Helen
Zundel, Reinhold, b. 1901, d. 1967, s/w Minnie, his wife


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