In 1968, under the direction of Athlyn Luzier, several individuals from the LDS Family History Center and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, extracted names and dates from the tombstones in the Evergreen Cemetery.
As this project began to take place, Frederick John Zobel supplied all of the original cemetery record books. He was the City Superintendent of Cemeteries of Colorado springs, a native of Old Colorado City, and funeral director with several mortuaries in Colorado Springs. The sexton of Evergreen Cemetery took an interest and was most helpful in allowing the extractors to look at the original books to obtain additional burials. Mr. Zobel's knowledge and caring was advantageous in the gathering of burial dates and names.
Once the extractors walked through the cemetery and the books were reviewed, the process of getting the extractions in order had begun. During that time, there were many things that brought the project to a halt.
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society was established in 1980, at which time the project was started up again. Their members volunteered to type and put the names in some semblance of order. Mary Jo Hale, a member of the LDS Church, took all of the IBM cards and records books then by hand wrote the information onto pads of paper for purposes of alphabetizing and ease in data entry. Valerie Lair took the handwritten pages and entered the material onto the computer database taking over a two and a half year span. The computer printouts were then proofread several times before this final copy was published. The author apologizes for any possible errors that still exist or burials that might have been missed.
This book is set up alphabetically by the surname, then by the given name. The following information is presented in this book as follows:
Be sure to check every possible spelling for both surnames and given names in your search through this book. Nicknames, formal titles, and military rank are in parenthesis just after the given names when it was noted in the original cemetery record books. The birth, death, and burial dates are given when this information was in the record books or from the tombstones. In the comments column will be additional information such as military regiments, relationship to person on that specific line, and a variety of information. A 'IT" in the lot number column means that there was a tombstone for that particular person(s). If you know that you are searching for a baby, this could be listed under any of the following ways:
If you are searching for a person where you cannot locate them by the given name, this could also be listed under "unnamed" or "no first name."
Refer to the Abbreviations page to obtain the meaning of how the compilers abbreviated common words or phrases due to lack of sufficient space.