"Nebraska's Irish Capital"

City of O'Neill

History Bits

History abounds in the O'Neill Cemetery. Many of the Irish names found on the tombstones in the oldest section, can be found on the stones in the very new sections and in the O'Neill telephone directory.

Moses P. Kincade, the author of the Kincade Homestead act and a Nebraska Senator, lived and is buried in O'Neill.

William Froelich, a U. S. Attorney who prosecuted gangster Al Capone and moved his family to O'Neill for their protection from the mob, is buried in the O'Neill Cemetery.

Thaddeus T. O'Mally, buried in the cemetery, lived in three centuries. He was born in 1799 and died in 1902.

The O'Neill Cemetery was established in the early 1800's by early settlers of the city and this area. It is situated on approximately 11 acres of land in the far northwestern part of the city.

One whom has not visited the cemetery for some time may not recognize most of it, due to the removal of most of the dead and dying elm trees surrounding the outside of the cemetery. When these trees were removed, many young evergreens and ash trees were planted to replace them.

Although many of the dead trees were removed in the oldest part of the cemetery (the far north section), many old Red Cedar trees still stand. These cedar trees were brought from the Niobrara river about 25 miles to the north of the city, to be planted at the cemetery when it was first established.

For more information on purchasing burial lots please contact Biglin's Mortuary located at 111 North 3rd Street in O'Neill, NE 68763 or by phone at (402) 336-2360.

Fee per space is $200.00.

Cemetery Directory Kiosk

The O'Neill Cemetery now has the computer technology in our TouchScreen Directories and Virtual Memorials. This provides new opportunities for celebrating the lives of loved ones, and allows for easy access to important genealogical information. Additionally, our Internet cemetery database and Virtual Memorials allow you to share the lives of your loved ones with friends and relatives around the globe. (not all information is available at this time at our location.

The O'Neill Cemetery