Maurus Cemetery is located in Township 33N
Range 1W Sec 36, less
than one mile north of Ferdinand, Idaho.
The following information was gathered between 1998 and 2001 from
oral interviews with Tony Arnzen, Carl Bieker, Hubert Frei, Cletus
Kuther, Rich Riener, and Father Waldman.
In Europe, the
cemeteries were near the church. This
is why the Assumption Parish Catholic Church in Ferdinand had such a
large amount of land around it. However,
it was soon discovered that this land was too rocky to dig into. So Nick
Kinzer donated a couple acres of his land north of town for the
St. Maurus Cemetery was
originally a Catholic Cemetery. It
went public in the 1950ís because
more money was needed. Tony
Arnzen was one of the first to start the Ferdinand Cemetery District.
Ben Schroer maintained
the cemetery for a long time. He
worked hard and did a great job with a push mower.
It is said he used scissors to trim around the stones.
Ben planted the pine trees at the cemetery around 1964.
St. Maurus (510-584)
was said to have miraculously cured the sick and freed many persons from
their bodily afflictions.
by Kristin Frish
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