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St. Mary of the Angels Church and Cemetery
About three miles southeast of Humphrey, Platte County, Nebraska


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Eileen M Zach Leo S Zach
Eileen M. ZACH
1928 - 1928
1925 - 1928
Vincent I Zach Eileen M. / Ilene Mary ZACH was a daughter of Vincent and Mathilda WEMHOFF ZACH, granddaughter of Vincent and Bertha DITTRICK ZACH.  Eileen / Ilene was born 27 May 1928 and died 13 July the same year. 

The St. Francis Assisi Centennial book lists a
Leo Stephen ZACH, who was a son of Joseph and Mary Magdalene PFEIFER ZACH, grandson of Vincent and Bertha DITTRICK ZACH.  Leo was born 28 Jun 1925 and died 10 April 1929; he was buried in the St. Mary's Cemetery.  The death date doesn't match, but this tombstone may be for Leo Stephen.

Vincent I. ZACH was a son of Vincent John and Bertha Mary DITTRICK ZACH (they are buried at St. Francis Cemetery in Humphrey).
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Vincent I. ZACH
6 Nov 1900
22 Feb 1901

Frank and Walburga Zach
Frank Joseph
Mar 30, 1890 - May 26, 1970
Walburga (nee HOFFMAN)
Jan 16, 1895 - Nov 16, 1975
Both Frank and Walburga (Burgie) HOFFMAN ZACH are related to me. Frank ZACH was a brother of my Grandmother, Julia ZACH THOMAS, and a son of Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH. Walburga HOFFMAN ZACH was my third cousin twice removed, related through my PFEIFER family. She was a daughter of Vincent and Wenceslaus (Mary) BURKHARDT HOFFMANN. Frank and Walburga married 16 May 1916 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pierce, Pierce county, Nebraska.

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Gary A. ZACH
Sept 1, 1952
July 24, 1987
Gary Arnold ZACH was a son Richard and Henrietta WIESER ZACH, grandson of Joseph and Mary PFEIFER ZACH and Henry and Emma KOPTESZKY WIESER.  Gary's father is my second cousin once removed; his mother is my fourth cousin once removed.

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Maria Pfeifer Zach Ignatz Zach, Sr.
7 Dec 1821
30 Aug 1885
Ignatz ZACH
20 July 1819
24 April 1903
Ignatz and Maria PFEIFER ZACH are my great great grandparents. They were married November 24, 1846 in Kurzschwarza, Austria. In 1874 they immigrated to the St. Mary's Community and homesteaded in Grandville Township, Platte County, Nebraska.

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Ignatz and Anna ZACH

The two crosses in the foreground mark the graves of Ignaz and Anna BRAUN ZACH. The cross between them, farther back, marks the grave of four infant children of Ignaz and Anna (see below).

Ignatz Zach, Jr. Anna Braun Zach
Ignaz ZACH
Jan 30, 1848
Jan 25, 1941
Aug 18, 1855
July 28, 1922
Ignatz/Ignaz and Anna BRAUN ZACH are Marge's Great Grandparents. Ignatz was a son of Ignatz and Maria PFEIFER ZACH, listed above. Anna Mary BRAUN was a daughter of Johannas Peter and Anna Maria SCHRODER/SCHRÜDER BRAUN, listed above. Ignatz and Anna were married November 26, 1878 in St. Mary of the Angels Church.

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Grave marker of four infant ZACH children Inscription

Hear rest Joseph Johann Heinrich and Leonhardt Zach
Suffer the little children to come unto me for theirs is the Kingdom of God

Four children of Ignatz and Anna Mary BRAUN ZACH who died in infancy.
Joseph, born Mar 1, 1882, died Aug 9, 1882
Johann, born Apr 28, 1884, died Sep 1, 1884
Heinrich, born Jul 4, 1895, died Mar 22, 1897
Leonhardt, born Aug 7, 1896, died Sep 3, 1896
Another son who died in infancy not included on this marker was
August, born Mar 16, 1894, died Aug 6, 1894


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Created October 14, 2000 -- Updated March 29, 2001

Pictures taken by Bruce and
July 2, 2000 and October 2000

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