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Ottmar Cemetery aka Old Keller Cemetery
(Grant)
Rocky Coulee, WA
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Lat: 47º 12' 12" N, Lon: -119º 08' 56" W
T20N R29E SEC 26
Contributed by Maggie Rail, May 21, 2005 mrail@asisna.com
Index and transcription notes donated by Maggie Rail to the Washington Historical Records Project, August 2009.  Latest update 2017
 
Ottmar Cemetery, aka Keller Cemetery, & Rocky Reach Cemetery, Grant County, WA, Wheeler, WA 98837
 
Location: The Ottmar Cemetery is located at the corner of Rd 8 NE and Rd P NE.  The cemetery is located in the northwest corner of T20N, R29E, Section 26.  To go to the cemetery, go to the town of Wheeler, and continue east on the paved county road until you come to a large irrigation canal.  Jus pass the canal, turn north on the paved road and continue to the cemetery.
Notes of interest:  The cemetery is fenced and gets some cleaning each spring before Memorial Day - probably family members take care of their own.  I would guess there are about 10 stones, a couple of metal funeral home markers and unmarked graves.  The cemetery is referred to by the local residents as the Old Keller Cemetery.  The cemetery began when a Mr. Ottmar donated 1 acre of land to the Evangelical Church in Ruff, about 1910, after losing their children at an early age.  The Keller family also lost children a few years after that.  In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Ottmar gave the land to the Evangelical Church of Ruff for a cemetery.
 
I visited the cemetery on Sunday, 20 October 2010.  I have used information by Maggie Rail (interment) and from the Washington State Cemetery Association (Find A Grave).  Last update 20 October 2010.