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Saint Michael Mission Cemetery
Spokane County, Washington

Lat: 47° 43' 51"N, Lon: 117° 19' 33"W
T26N R43E Sec 26

Transcribed by Maggie Rail, © Feb 02, 2000, last edited Aug 30, 2012 [mrail@asisna.com]. Total records = 65+.

To reach this cemetery in northeast Spokane, drive east on Francis Avenue from Market Street, continuing over the bridge as it turns into Bigelow Gulch Road, Then left or north onto Palmer Road. The cemetery is on east side of Palmer Road .7 mile north of Bigelow Gulch Road.

According to the information I found at the Spokane County Engineer's Office, this cemetery is owned by the Bishop of the Spokane Catholic Diocese. It receives no maintenance except for a few volunteers occasionally.

Most of the graves are marked with a small white cross, but the writing is no longer readable on them. At some time in the past years a group of Orchard Prairie 4-H youngsters did research and made a large sign with all the names they found who are buried here. I found a few that had recently had new headstones placed upon their graves. In about 2006 the Shoenberg grandchildren cleaned it out and replaced the small white wooden crosses.

It is said that Chief Peone did not wish to have his name on his grave so a large white cross is over it. This cross still stands in the north east corner of the cemetery. This cemetery is in great need of care.

The family of Pioneer, Peter Schoenberg, who arrived here in 1884, was the first White family to be buried in this cemetery and their family helps to maintain the cemetery when they are able to. The cemetery was established in 1866 as part of a Roman Catholic outreach to the Spokane Indians.

These are the readings I obtained when I surveyed Saint Michael Mission cemetery Sep 05, 1998, with additions from old records or people as they became available.

- Maggie Rail

Abba, Mary, no data
Aberham, Theresa, no data
Adrian, Mary, no data
Adrian, Lewis, no data, or Louis
Adrian, Sophia, no data
Agatha, Mary, no data
Balsom, John, no data
Big Star, Tic-One, no data
Brown, Baptiste, no data
Brown, Catherine, no data
Coffee, Rose, no data
Coyote, Ph-Me-Ji, no data
Curtsan, Baby, no data
George, Paul, no data
Goposa, Jeanette, no data
Gregoire, Christine, d. Apr 03, 1911, 29 yr old
Gregoire, Lucy, d. Mar 14, 1913, 4 yr old
Gregory, Lozo, no data
Isadore, no data
Isadore, Christine, no data
Isadore, Lucie, no data
Johnnie, no data
Loehrer, John, d. Feb 08, 1923, age: 74yr, plot purchased by Mr Walker
Lony, Henry, d. Feb 29, 1896, age: 20yr, J.A.Gilman
Lowley, Rosie, no data
Mary Ann, no data
Miller, Martha, no data
Nachtwey, Emma M., no data
Nachtwey, Mary M, d. May 05, 1934, age: 73yr
Parker, Mary, no data
Paschal, Joseph , b. 1886, d. 1889, Bro of Martina
Paschal, Martina, b. 1812, d. 1888, Sister of Joseph
Paschal, Mary, no data
Paul, Shis-Shis-Kon, no data
Peone, Chief, no data
Peone, Miss Theresa, no data
Phillip, Paul, no data
Quil-Sh-Nee, Joseph, no data
Raspberry, Mrs Catherine, no data
Schneider, Baby, d. Abt. 1899
Schoenberg, Anna Koenig, b. 1844, d. 1885
Schoenberg, George, no data
Schoenberg, George M., b. Jun 19, 1895, d. Oct 05, 1897, Son of Mike & Lena
Schoenberg, Joseph, b. 1866, d. 1899
Schoenberg, Peter, b. 1885, d. 1886, Son of Peter & Anna
Schoenberg, Rose, b. 1869, d. 1890
Schoenberg, Infant, d. 1890
Se-Chem-Twe-Cluya, no data
Se-Hul-Hult, Chief, no data
Wildshoe, Louie Louie, no data
Children, Of Spokane Phillip
Cooper, 10 Children, of Catherine and Charles, no data
Others, Unknown

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