Mayer Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery

Watertown Township, Carver County, Minnesota: T117N - R25W, section 31

The complete transcription for this cemetery is available in “Cemeteries of Western Carver County, Minnesota,” by Debbie Boe.  Copies can be purchased through the www.lulu.com website. 

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This cemetery has regular care and is in good shape. It appears that many of the older burial monuments may have been replaced.  The cemetery is just north of the town of Mayer, Minnesota on the East side of Carver county road 23. Just across the road, on the west side of Carver county road 23, is the Evangelical United Brethren Church Cemetery.  

In the ‘Mayer Centennial 1886 - 1986’, under the section about Zion Lutheran Church, ‘ ... in 1894, a second graveyard was purchased. The first graveyard, which was located on the river road to Crow River Goose Farms, was on extremely low ground, and the bodies of the deceased were often lowered into a water filled grave. The 47 burial sites in the original cemetery were moved to the new site, the present Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Among those moved were the ten children who died in the Diptheria epidemic of 1884-1885.’

In ‘Compendium of History and Biography of Carver and Hennepin Counties, Minnesota’, written in 1919, it states: ‘Zion’s Evangelical Church was organized in 1868 and the same year the church was built on section 6 (probably Waconia township).’

This cemeteries burial monuments were transcribed during the spring of 1998.

Copyright © Debbie Boe 1998

Hilda Sell Anderson

Roland Roy Anderson

Roland Roy Anderson

Alan August Asmus

Augusta Bahr, nee Schwartz

Augusta B. Bahr

Edwin F. Bahr

Ernest A. Bahr

Frank H. Bahr

Friedrich Bahr

Henry G. Bahr

Vernetta L. Bahr

Wilhelmina A. Bahr

Willie, son of F. & A. Bahr

Arthur F. Barlau

baby of C. & M. Barlau

Carl Barlau

Edward E. Barlau

Ella L. Barlau

Hulda Barlau

Ida H. Barlau

Cmm. M.M. Barlau

Ruth E. Barlau

Wilhelmine Barlau

Louisa Behnke

Michael Behnke

William Behnke

Glenn Beiersdorf

Lillian Beiersdorf

Louis Elling Beiersdorf

Edward F. Bergs

Ida A. Bergs

Anna M. Berwald

Carol Ann, daughter of Loren & Eileen Berwald

Ferdenand Berwald

Gustav H.F. Berwald

Lucille A. Biersdorf

Walter F. Biersdorf

Emilie Ninnemann Bleedorn

Fred Gustave Bleedorn

Ferdinand C. Bluemke

Laura I. Bluemke

Carolina Boehmke

Christian Boehmke

Eleanor M. Boehner

Eleanor M. Boehner

Erna I.E., daughter of O. & T. Boehner

Martin J. Boehner

Ottilie Boehner

Otto H. Boehner

Raymond W., son of O. & T. Boehner

Roland E. Boehner

Flora B. Boettcher

Paul W. Boettcher

Albert F. Borchardt

Anna Maria Borchardt (?)

Franz Borchardt (?)

Renata R. Borchardt

Adeline Borgmann

Ewald Borgmann

infant child of Hugo Borgmann

Lora Borgmann

Willmar Borgmann

Anna R. Briesemeister (?)

Clara E. Briesemeister (?)

daughter of P. & A. Briesemeister

Eduard J. Briesemeister

Gust O. Briesemeister (?)

Lillian, daughter of P. & A. Briesemeister

Paul Briesemeister (?)

Ralla I. Briesemeister

son of P. & A. Briesemeister

Ida M. Brokl

Auguste A. Butke

Bertha Butke

Franz Butke

Paul H. Butke

William H. Butke

Kenny D. Carlson

Lloyd W. Carlson

Lloyd W. Carlson

Max Dinsel

Myrthel, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Dinsel

Carl A. Domke

Margarete I. Domke

Meta U. Domke

August Domras

Augusta, wife of G. Domras

Bertha Domras

Gustav W. Domras (?)

Herman J. Domras

Hulda M. Domras

Magdalene Domras (?)

Wilhelm c. Domras

Donald H. Domres

Edna Domres

Gladys M. Domres

Henry Domres

Alwin W. Dreier

Helen E. Dreier

Alice M. Dressel

Paul F. Dressel

August Dummer

August W. Dummer

Augusta Dummer

Berthold Dummer

Carl Dummer

Emma A. Dummer

Linda Kay Dummer

Louise Dummer

Wilhelmina Dummer

William F. Dummer

Hilda M. Eggers

Martin H. Eggers

Elsie Ehmke

Herman Ehmke

Johanna Ehmke

Olga Ehmke

Wilhelmine Ehmke

William Ehmke

Anna A. Elling

Else L.H. Elling

Louise Elling

Sophie Elling

William Elling

Hilde A., daughter of G. & M. Emch

Rosana Emch

Benjamin A. Emick

Elsie W. Emick

Herbert A. Ernst

Emma L. Erthal (?)

Rev. F.W. Erthal

Helma Nelson Forcey Eschbach, youngest daughter of Fred & Ann Scheidegger

Patricia L. Fasching

Gustave Fillbrandt

Howard Fillbrandt

Lucille Fillbrandt

Mathilda Fillbrandt

Ruben Fillbrandt

Fred Foster

Louisa C. Foster

Norman R. Gatz

Adeline Gerbitz

Emma Gerbitz

Gerhard Gerbitz

baby son of Mr. & Mrs. Emil Goethke

daughter Goethke

Emil O. Goethke

Etta A. Goethke

Herman Goethke

Howard J. Goethke

Wilhelmina Goethke

Edna Gongoll

Edward F. Gongoll

Edwin Gongoll

Fred W. Gongoll

Harold G. Gongoll

Linda Gongoll

Olga F. Gongoll

Alroy W. Granzow (?)

Elsie M. Grimm

Emma A. Grimm

Erma Grimm

George W. Grimm

Henry Grimm

John O. Grimm

Louisa Grimm

Norman Grimm

Albert Guetzkow (?)

Caroline Guetzkow (?)

Clarence H. Guetzkow

Lorna L. Guetzkow

Christina Hahn

Emma A. Hahn

Gustav L. Hahn

Inez M. Hahn

Marvin D. Hahn

Frances S. Hansen

Swaigen J. Hansen

Swaigen J. Hansen

Arthur W.O. Harloff

Johann Harloff

Adam Hartwig (?)

Adam Hartwig (?)

**Adam Friedrich Hartwig, 1874-1941, son of Adam Hartwig**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

Elsa Hartwig

Louis Hartwig

Albert W. Hasse

Gilbert B. Hasse

Louise A. Hasse

Bertha N. Haueter

Louise K. Hazelwood

Norman P. Hazelwood

Anna, daughter of Gust & O. Hedtke

Herbert Hedtke

Wyona Hedtke

Amalie Hein

Bertha Hein

Carl Hein

Fred Hein

Frieda M. Hein

William O. Hein

Edgar W. Henning

Harold G. Henning

Lavilla M. Henning

Luella R. Henning

Albert C. Hill

Auguste B. Hill

Auguste M. Hill

Bertha Amalia Hill, nee Seltz

Fredrich A. Hill

G. Adam Hill

Henry J. Hill

John J. Hill (?)

Laura L. Hill

Lena E. Hill

Louis Hill

Louis Carl Hill

Louise C. Hill (?)

Margareta A. F. (?), daughter of Augusta & Louis Hill 

Ralph R. Hill

Alfred Hoese

Alice Hoese

Antonia Hoese (?)

Augusta F. Hoese (?)

baby girl Hoese

Clifford A. Hoese

Edward H. Hoese

Edward P. Hoese

Emelia A. Hoese

Fred Hoese (?)

Lillie S. Hoese

Marjorie A. Hoese

Martha E. Hoese

Myron W. Hoese

Oswald Hoese

Oswald J. Hoese

Otto W. Hoese

Paul J. Hoese (?)

Ruben C. Hoese

son of Ed & Martha Hoese

William F. Hoese

August F. Hoeft (?)

Brian Scot Hoeft

Gustav Hoeft

infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Will Hoeft

Maria Hoeft

Vida Joyce Hoeft

Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Hoft

Lillie W. Honebrink

Lori Sue Honebrink (?)

Mary E. Hudlow

Danny C. ‘HoopyHuepenbecker

Anna Ittel 1 September

George Ittel

John Ittel

Gustav Jacobsen

Mina Jacobsen

Emil Jaekel

Laura Jaekel

Erna Erthal J. Jensen

Clara A. Venske Jewett

Wesley D. Jewett

Wilhelmz Johnson

Frederick E. Kellermann

Irene M. Kellermann

Augusta Kaniess (?)

**Augusta (Blanck) Kaniess  26 January 1844 - 11 May 1916, wife of Carl W.J.**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

Carl Kaniess (?)

**Carl Kaniess, died 28 December 1903, son of Carl W.J. and Augusta**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

Carl Kaniess (?)

**Carl William Julius Kaniess  3 February 1843 - 21 July 1906**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

daughter of Emil & Ida Kaniess

Elsie Kaniess (?)

**Elsie Kaniess  29 January 1889 - 17 December 1929, daughter of Carl W.J. and Augusta.**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

**Emil Hugo Oscar Kaniess  30 July 1882 - 7 June 1946 - According to his obituary he is also buried in the Mayer Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery - No burial marker found when family member visited the cemetery in May 1998**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

Henry F. Kaniess

**Henry F. Kaniess  26 February 1871 - 1 October 1958, son of Carl W.J. and Augusta**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

son of Hugo & Emma Kaniess

Christine Kempf, nee Buehler

Eugene Kempf (?)

Ida P. Kempf (?)

Seraphine Kempf, Co B 2 Minnesota Inf.

Anna O. Kirchenwitz (?)

Darrel E. Kirchenwitz

Ervin M. Kirchenwitz

Robert Kirchenwitz (?)

Ira M. Kirkpatrick

Nora C. Kirkpatrick

Marie A. Kissinger

**Anna Marie Auguste "Marie" (Kaniess) Kissinger  2 January 1880 - 23 June 1959, daughter of Carl W.J. and Augusta.**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member.  This information was not transcribed from the burial monument.

Eldon J. Klemp

Alvina A. Koehler

Augusta Koehler

Helen Koehler

Henry R. Koehler

Henry R. Koehler

Rudolph Koehler

Hanna Koepsell (?), nee Menth

Herman Koepsell (?)

Wilhelmina Koepsell (?), nee Ashendorf

Rev. Carl H. Kollmorgan

Johanna Kollmorgan

Erwin H. Kowalke

George E. Kowalke

Gladys C. Kowalke

Adolph Kratzke

Ida Kratzke

Rudolph Kratzke

Sgt. M.L. Kusske

Anna Kutzke

Dorothy F. Kutzke

Gilbert C. Kutzke

Frank Kutzke

Martha Kutzke (?)

Mathilde B. Kutzke (?)

Paul O. Kutzke (?)

son of Franz and Anna Kutzke

Sophia P. Kutzke

Wilhelm Kutzke

Robert Lehrke

Amalia W. Lenz (?)

Eda A. Lenz (?)

Gustav J. Lenz (?)

Henry G. Lenz (?)

Myrtle L. Lenz

Robert G. Lenz

Stanford S. Lenz

Donald W. Lippert (?)

Friedrick Lippert (?)

Hanna Lippert (?)

Laura B. Lippert

Margaret J. Lippert (?)

Martha I. Lippert

Otto R. Lippert (?)

Robert B. Lippert (?)

Wilhelmine Lippert (?)

Friederich Wm. Lobitz

Wilhelmine, wife of Wm. Lobitz, nee Hoese

Alfred Luebke

Meta C. Luebke

Albert R. Lueck

Alice A. Lueck

Bertha A. Lueck

Robert H. Lueck

Robert O. Lueck

Wilbert E. Lueck

infant child of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Luedtke

Fred Maack

Maria Maack

Austin D. Maetzold

baby Maetzold

Dorothy H. McPadden

Leva F. McPadden

Jarred T. McKee

Emma J. Menth

Fred G. Menth

Luella Menth

Omer Menth

Roy F. Menth

Alice O. Meyer (?)

Elizabeth Meyer (?)

Henry A. Meyer (?)

Edmund Milschewsky

Herman Milschewsky (?)

Katharine S. Milschewsky (?)

Martin A. Milschewsky (?)

Carl V. Nelson

Shirley Nelson

August W. Ninnemann (?)

Augusta W. Ninnemann (?)

Ernstina M. Ninnemann (?)

Alline L. Ohm

Elmer W. Ohm

Ernest F. Ohm

Helen A. Ohm, nee (?) Quaas

Vera A. Ohm

Walter A. Ohm

Wayne, son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Ohm

Orthal (?)

Margaretha M.S. Parpart

Elizabeth M. Paul

Alvin F. Plocher

Clarke Plocher

Hildegarde H. Plocher

Catharine M. Pomplun

Leroy V. Pomplun

Carl Prehn

Mathilda E. Prehn

Adolph F. Quaas

Anna S. Quaas

Benjamin Quaas

Benjamin F. Quaas

Bertha M. Quaas

Fred C. Quaas

Gilbert F. Quaas

Otto F. Quaas

Wilhelmine Quaas

Elsa Rebischke

Esther Riley

only Ristow baby

Carl Rolf

Edwin C. Rolf

Ella L. Rolf

Gertrude Rolf

Gottfried Rolf

Gottfried Rolf

Ida Rolf

Marjorie Mae, daughter of Ida & Theo Rolf

Mary Rolf, nee Honebrink

Mary Rolf

Merland Earl, son of Ida & Theo Rolf

Minna Rolf

Winfried H. Rolf

Robert D. Schafer

Anna Scheidegger

Fred Scheidegger (?)

Mary Scheidegger (?)

Oscar Scheidegger

Ulrich Scheidegger (?)

Elisabeth Schmidt (?)

Eunice Jane Schmidt

Ferdinand Schmidt (?)

Fred H. Schmidt

Helen A. Schmidt

son of F. & E. Schmidt

Gertrud (?) I.M., daughter of ? & E. Schroeder (?) 

**Gertrude Irene Martha Schroeder, infant daughter of William and Emma Petrick Schroeder, Born 4 Oct 1906 - Died 26 Dec 1907**  This persons information was added  with information that I received from a family member. 

Anna M. Schuette

Dorathea Schuette

Edward R. Schuette

Erna, daughter of H. & D. Schuette

Henry D. Schuette

Kenneth H. Schuette

Bertha Schuettpelz (?)

Emma Schuettpelz

Herman Schuettpelz (?)

William Schuettpelz

? Schumacher (?)

Alwine ?? Schumacher

Anna Schumacher

Anna C. Schumacher

August Schumacher

August L. Schumacher

Augusta Louisa, wife of Wilhelm M. Shumacher

Bert Schumacher

Eleonora Schumacher

Elsie M. Schumacher (?)

Emma Schumacher

Erwin C. Schumacher

F ? Schumacher (?)

Ferdinand Schumacher (?)

Florence M. Schumacher

Glenna E. Schumacher

Henriette, wife of H. Schumacher

Hermann Schumacher

Joel E. Schumacher

Kerry Lee Schumacher

Lacorda Schumacher

Martin Schumacher

Paula Schumacher (?)

Seth Joel Schumacher

Walter Schumacher (?)

Wilhelm (?) ?? Schumacher

Wilhelm M. Schumacher

Arthur Schumann

Luella Schumann

August Schuttpelz

Lorine I., daughter of Wm. & E. Schuttpelz

Minna B.A. Schuttpelz

Walter ? Schuttpelz

Louise W. Schwalbe

Paul E. Schwalbe

Friederike Schwartz

Leland F. Schwartz

Leland F. ‘Felix’ Schwartz

Martin Schwartz

Albert L. Sell

Anna Ninnemann Sell

Bernhard Sell

Bertha O. Sell

Emma Sell

Otto D. Sell

August Splettstoeszer

Clarence Splettstoeszer

Elsworth Splettstoeszer

Erwin J. Splettstoeszer

Lillie C. Splettstoeszer

Lydia Splettstoeszer

Melvin Splettstoeszer

Thresia Splettstoeszer

Violet Splettstoeszer

Werner Splettstoeszer

Adam Splettstoszer

Pvt. F.A. Splettstoszer

Fredrich Splettstoszer

Louisa S., daughter of Aug. & T. Splettstoszer

Vernon Splettstoszer

Adolph Stark

Augusta F., wife of C. Stark

Carl F. Stark

Elvira E. Stark

Marie Stark

Walter C. Stark

Lynette Stender

Fred Terlinden

Hilma Terlinden

Myrtle Terlinden (?)

Peter J. Terlinden

Ida Terwedow

Herman Terwedow

Linus J. Tesch

Wanda B. Tesch

John A. Thaemert

Anna W.M. Thies (?)

Ferdinand A. Thies (?)

Martha, wife of Arthur Tressmann

Arthur T. Truwe (?)

Pvt. Clarence Truwe

Ewald G. Truwe (?)

Fred J. Truwe (?)

Goldie L. Truwe (?)

Gregory W. Truwe

Henry A. Truwe

Laura A. Truwe

Lena Truwe, nee Drews

Minnie A. Truwe

Alvin F.R. Vahl

August, son of August & Bertha Vandenburg (?)

Friedrich, son of August & Bertha Vandenburg (?)

Minna, daughter of August (?) & Bertha Vandenburg (?) 

Elsie Bertha Vensk

Carl F. Venske

Emma N. Venske

Fred Venske (?)

Fredrich Venske (?)

Johanna Venske (?)

Josephine Venske (?)

Otto H. Venske (?)

Robert H. Venske

Verda L. Venske

August Villnow

Caroline Villnow

Menia Villnow

Raymond Henry Vinkemeier

Bernice Vogelgesang

Carolina Voges, nee Mader (?)

J. Friedrich Wm. Voges

George H. Voige

Louise W. Voige

Fred A. Vollrath

Lydia K. Vollrath

Susan Carol Vollrath

Eunice Wasser

Louisa A. Wasser

Otto L. Wasser

Paulina, wife of Wm. Wegner

August Wendorf

Emilie L.J., wife of August Wendorf

Elisabeth E.M., daughter of Franz & Joh. Werner

Emma Werner

Franz J.E. Werner

Helena Werner

Johanna Werner

Johanna O., daughter of Franz & Joh. Werner

only Werner (?)

William Werder

Anna Westermann (?)

Clare E. Westermann

Clifford Westermann (?)

Elisabeth Westermann

Emelie A. Westermann

Friedrich Westermann

Gottlieb Westermann

Henry D. Westermann

Idella Westermann, nee Splettstoeszer

Julius G. Westermann (?)

Werner A. Westermann

Reseda Wickenhauser

Gordon A. Wigand

Emilie Windorf, nee Zuege

Alfred Zabel

August Zabel

August C. Zabel

Augusta Zabel

Elmer Zabel

Ida Zabel

Maria L.E. Zabel

Michael Zabel

Anna Zastrow

baby Zastrow

Bertha Zastrow (?)

Edward L. Zastrow

Edward L. Zastrow

Otto Zastrow (?)

Wayne H. Zastrow

William Zastrow

Ferdinand Zellmann

Edward H. Ziermann

Erwin F.J. Ziermann

Harlan H. Ziermann

Lois M. Ziermann

Pfc. Otto H. Ziermann

Wilhelmina M. Ziermann

Mary Zuercher (?)

Alvine Zummach

Bertha Zummach

Herman Zummach

Magdalena Zummach

Reinhard Zummach

Waldemar L. Zummach

Wilhelm Zummach

I was not able to determine a surname for the following:

Anna ??? January 1893 - ? - broken stone

Emil H.

Ferdinand

Ida J.

P.F.C. Otto H.

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