Originally, George Cathers's two sisters, Jennie (see "Macon Prairie") and Alverna, both of whom died of tuberculosis, were buried in an apple orchard north of the George Cather home. In later years, however, the bodies were moved to the Catherton cemetery, southeast of the George Cather home. Also buried here are William and Emily Ann Caroline Cather, Willa's grandparents—the Burdens in My Ántonia.
"The moonlight silvered the long billowy grass that grew over the graves and hid the fence; the few little evergreens stood out black in it, like shadows in a pool."—"Neighbour Rosicky