NEIBER GHOSTTOWN AND CEMETERY
Washakie County, Wyoming
N 43 55.579 W 108 03.823
SW 1/4 Sec 29 Twp 46N R 93W
Neiber was a post office and railroad station named for Mary M. Neiber, the first postmaster. She is buried here. An old Shoshone burial ground is somewhere nearby, and Indians used to hold ceremonies here to honor their dead. Blair's Mercantile store was located at Neiber during the prohibition years.
There is a small slough on private ground here, and if you have never seen a White-faced Ibis, or a Pied-billed Grebe, this might be your chance. The birds and surrounding farm ground is all there is to see.
Drive nine and one half miles south of Worland on US hwy 20 until you reach the Gooseberry Road junction, or state hwy 431 West. Turn on the first lane a few hundred feet past the junction, bearing right, and drive up the hill along the graveled lane. Half way up the hill, on your left, you will see a wooden grave marker, which is on a hill about 150 feet from the road. This is the only marker in the cemetery. You are on private property. The area is unprotected. It is a Consecrated Catholic Cemetery, located on private ground.
The view here is spectacular. The Big Horn Mountains are on the North and one can see new weather every day. The sunrise is a special event each morning.
The known graves here are:
Neiber, Bernard J.
27 Nov 1859--17 Jul 1906
(Thermopolis Record 21 Jul 1906 p1 c3)
Neiber, Mary Magdeline (Schaffer)
13 Aug 1872--28 Oct 1923
(Worland Grit 1 Nov 1923-obituary available)
(1st Postmistress of Neiber, WY)
#1 Unknown Death Date
#2 Died 1906
Died 7 Jul 1912
(Worland Grit 11 Jul 1912-Obituary Available)
(Dau of Mr. & Mrs. I. J. Denton)
(Son of Mr & Mrs F. W. Blair)
Some years ago, a woman came to the Paris Jewelry Store in Worland with some silver items she was tired of polishing. She traded them for a set of stainless. My mother collects silver spoons and added them to her own collection. One of the spoons is engraved with the following: Dale Bert Blair 14 Oct 1914 18" Neiber, Wyoming 8# There is a clock engraved on the spoon showing the hands on 6 o'clock. There is a pendulum hanging down from the spoon with 23 at the bottom.
(Children of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Denning)
(Dau of Mr. & Mrs Lou McCann)
Scheuerman, Emma or Edna
(Dau of Mr. & Mrs. Pete Scheurman)
Linglatz, Anna Marie
(GrandDau of Emma/Edna Scheurman)
Murdock, (baby boy)
(The child of Wm. & Adeline (Neiber) Murdock, Granddau to Mary and Bernard Neiber)
Dye, (baby boy)
Died during the depression
Newborn of Vernon & Opal Dye
Information from Betty Shelton of Worland states this was a surprise baby of the Dye's and when it died they did not have enough money to bury the child in Worland, so they buried him in the cemetery at Neiber. Other children were Wilmer, Eugene, Arlene, Lynn
Unknown (Indian Grave)
(gravesite lower on the hill, now gone)
The following died at Neiber or may be buried at Neiber unless listed otherwise:
Johnston, Ephraim Brashears
Died 30 Jul 1928
Worland Grit 16 Aug 1928 Obituary Available
(WY State Journal 22 Aug 1928 p6 c6 Died @ Neiber, WY)
Jones, Mrs. Louise
Died 10 Sep 1932
(Worland Grit 15 Sep 1932, Died @ Neiber, WY)
Mammen, Harry Edward
Died 28 Feb 1929
(Worland Grit 7 Mar 1929, Obituary Available Died @ Neiber, WY)
Died 8 May 1913 (at Neiber)
Worland Grit 29 May 1913 Obituary Available
Glenn, James C.
Died 1 Aug 1934
Worland Grit 2 Aug 1934, died @ Neiber, Buried Worland, WY
Stone, Mrs. Catherine Elizabeth
Died 11 Apr 1936
Worland Grit 16 Apr 1936, died @ Neiber, Buried in Worland, WY
Marriage @ Neiber 4 Oct 1912 George B. True & Eliza Slaughter
Worland Grit 10 Oct 1912
Marriage @ Neiber 22 Sep 1916 Thomas Nichol & Elizabeth Malcolm
Worland Grit 22 Sep 1916
Some of this information was gathered originally by Warren and Lorraine Brazelton of Worland in 1983, and added to by Mary Jane (Murdoch) Schmeltzer in 1994. Recorded by Sharon Field of Cheyenne, WY. Other information here I have extracted from the sources listed.