Abandoned Catholic Cemetery Restored
Old Saint. Joseph’s Cemetery in Easton, Kansas, better known in the area as Old Kessler’s Cemetery, was forgotten for decades and is now partly restored. While researching his family history, Tim Wiedmaier had come across the names, the Church of the Holy Savior, Kessler’s Settlement and Kessler’s Cemetery. A student of history and a teacher, Wiedmaier was intrigued and began searching for the church, the cemetery, and the Kessler family in the region near the Platte River at Easton.