IMPORTANT NOTE: This site is not an official site for the cemetery. Concerns about the cemetery should be directed to Maple Township.

The Cemetery Location:

Red Bud Catholic Cemetery is located in Cowley County, Kansas, about three miles northeast of Udall, not far from the Walnut River and Polecat Creek.  See Red Bud Catholic Cemetery for more details about the cemetery’s location.

Red Bud, Kansas:

Not far from Winfield, and very close to Udall, the lost town of Red Bud, was named for the tree. Red Bud was located in Cowley County’s Maple Township. I’m not sure how long it was in existence before the post office of that name was established in 1873, but it dates from at least that point.

Red Bud was a farming community, and in addition to the post office, it had a store, schools, a couple of churches, two cemeteries, and not much more. Many of the locals still know where it is/was (present or past tense depending on your point of view).

Is? Even after the post office closed (not long after the death of Daniel Haynes, the only person who ever served as its postmaster) in 1910, the identity of the community remained for some time. The ruins of No. 42 School can still be seen, if you know where to look, and you can read news of the people who lived there on sites that archive the area’s newspapers. In the Red Bud Catholic Cemetery, permanent residents rest in peace.

For some of us, there will always be a Red Bud, a place where our ancestors lived, learned, worked, played, and loved.

The Owner of the Site and Contents:

I am an author with an interest in history. Several of my ancestors and many beloved family members are buried in Red Bud Catholic Cemetery.

I decided that it would be good to make many years of research available to others who have an interest. The contents of this site are my research and efforts except where otherwise noted. Corrections are appreciated.

Contact me at my @yahoo.com mail address: redbudcatholiccemetery

2 Responses to About

  1. Toni Busch Ratzlaff says:

    This is WONDERFUL! Thank you so much. I have been looking for more information and photos of my family members for a long time! I am a great-great granddaughter of Michael Andrew Busch. My Grandfather was Cecil Busch, son of Michael Anthony Busch. I have been to Red Bud Cemetery, but many years ago. I would love to compare more notes. I am making some handmade books about my great-grandparents, Michael and Anna Busch. This information fills some gaps for me. Toni Busch Ratzlaff

    • Jan Burke says:

      Toni I am so sorry to have taken so ling to reply! Thank you so much for the kind words. I hope to get back to working on the site soon. I have been caught up in caring for my parents over the past two years so I have fallen way behind here.
      Always good to hear from a cousin!

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