Historic Ryssby Church Web Site

Ryssby Cemetery

Ryssby Interior

 

The Ryssby Cemetery was dedicated on the same day as the Church -  Midsummer Sunday, June 24, 1882.  A book titled "The Ryssby Swedish Cemetery Book", has been written and compiled by the Longmont Genealogical Society about the Swedish cemetery.

 

The book contains pictures of all of the gravestones in the cemetery as well as a compilation of the obituaries that were printed in various newspapers for most of the persons buried at Ryssby.

 

Also included in the book are several histories written about the Ryssby Church.

 

One of the histories "Ryssby: The Country Church" was written by David P. Nelson.  It tells the story of the immigrants from Ryssby, Sweden, including David Nelson's ancestors who settled in the Ryssby area Southwest  of Longmont and built a little stone church.

 

Ryssby Swedish Cemetery Book Cover

 

This book can be purchased in many formats by visiting the following web site:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~colgs/ryssbybook.htm

 

Ryssby Columbarium

The Ryssby Committee of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church oversees the care and maintenance of the cemetery.

Recently, the installation of the new Columbarium in the cemetery was completed.  The Columbarium contains 48 niches each containing room for the cremains of 2 people.  The official dedication of the Columbarium will take place at the conclusion of the 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship Service  on Midsummer Sunday, June 19, 2011. The dedication of the new Columbarium will take place during the Ryssby Midsummer Festival on Sunday, June 19th, 2011.  Cemetery plots and niches in the new Columbarium are available for purchase.

Please visit the Contact page for contact information for the cemetery.