Friday, May 08, 2015

Final Resting Places: Brown & Kabernagle

Sheriff Charley Brown's grave site is in the north section of the Pembina Cemetery;  his stone reads:
Charles J. Brown
Oct 4, 1884
Aged 39 years
Sgt. Co. I 20th U.S. Infantry
I took this photo when surveying and shooting it for BillionGraves
Charley sadly had a short - yet amazing life...but he made it count
Another smaller foot stone acknowledges his service as a soldier in the
Civil War, but it doesn't attest to his time as a POW in Andersonville...

Buried in the same section is Charley's business partner:

John Kabernagle
Jan 8, 1853
Dec 20, 1893
40 Yrs, 11 Mos,
& 17 Dys

He didn't quite make it to 41 years old...

It's sad that both John - friend and business partner to Charley
Brown - died young around the same age as Charley did...
Another old-timer that was well-known for his many services rendered the town - and his colorful character - is in the SW section of the cemetery:
Who Settled in Dakota 1867
Died July 9, 1897
63 yr 10 mo 17 d
One of our area's true pioneers - Land Agent, Indian Trader, Trading Post
Clerk, Buffalo Hunter, Undertaker, Farmer, and Flood Prognosticator...
Charley's grave is also marked with a G.A.R. star,
signifying him as a Union veteran of the Civil War.