Springwell Danish Cemetery

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Springwell Danish Cemetery
Springwell Danish Cemetery is located in Nebraska
Springwell Danish Cemetery
Location of Springwell Danish Cemetery in Nebraska
LocationOmaha, Nebraska
Coordinates41°18′39″N 96°00′38″W / 41.31083°N 96.01056°W / 41.31083; -96.01056Coordinates: 41°18′39″N 96°00′38″W / 41.31083°N 96.01056°W / 41.31083; -96.01056
Built1889[1]
DesignatedApril 2, 1996[1]

The Springwell Danish Cemetery is located at 6326 Hartman Avenue in North Omaha, Nebraska. First used in 1868,[1] this cemetery was formally established in 1889 by Danish immigrants. It was designated an Omaha Landmark in 1996.[1]

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The Springwell Danish Cemetery was established on a 10-acre (40,000 m2) tract of land northwest outside of Omaha.[1] Visitors would travel through Benson to the end of the streetcar line, and then walk to the cemetery.[1]

The oldest grave in the cemetery belongs to Lars Jocumsen, and is marked by an obelisk that dates from 1868.[1] Jocumsen was a farmer in the area.[1] Among the notable Omaha Danes buried at Springwell Cemetery is Col. Sophus Neble.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "City of Omaha (Nebraska) Landmarks". Official Site of Omaha, NE. Retrieved 7 July 2012.

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