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The page and picture of the church are nice. I remember growing up, on the way to grandma and grandpas house in Piqua alw...
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St. Martin of Tours first cemetery

Address: 140 th Road
Piqua, KS 66761

Latitude: 37* 55.321'
Longitude: 95* 32.829'

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St. Martin of Tour’s first cemetery is located one half mile west of Piqua on 140 road.  It was known as the “Buddie Place.”  Mr. Buddie donated the land to the church to establish a cemetery in 1887.  Mr. Buddie’s son, Bernard, drowned in the creek that runs to south of the cemetery and he was only 4½ years old at the time of his death. The old timers tell that the young boy would tell his father of the visits he had with the angels down at the creek. 

Budde Dedication Stone

Budde Dedication Stone

There is a large cross in the center of the cemetery. There are 97 adults buried on the west side of the cross and 64 children buried east of the cross.  No one is sure why they are separated.

        Adult marker

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Shelia Lampe
108 N Scott
Piqua, KS 66761
Phone: 620.468.2825
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