Cemetery

Runeberg Township, Becker County, Minnesota

 

T138N R36W, Section 18

 

The following cemetery list is from 'Vol. One Wadena County History and News plus Huntersville Twp. Area events 100 years more or less of Pioneer Struggles and Progress', page 18.  The list appears to have been created by Arnold Miller and a few others.  The list is titled Abandoned Pioneer Cemetery.

 

At the bottom of the list it states This cemetery situated upon ridge along pioneer trail following high ground, but later when section boundaries was surveyed that trail traffic quit, so cemetery fell to less burial usage after 1900.  Hilma (Jacobson) Peterson, 90, remembers how the Knisley family with big sons bought through Anderson NW 1/4, D-34 to farm.  Knisleys seemed to hate Finns to the extent of destroying markers off old graves, claiming cemetery to be part of their pasture property.  Arguments fell on deaf ears so local Finns then protested thru township board, Mr. Danielson, others, took problem to court of law, Detroit Lakes.  Original list 50 names lost last seen in 1938 when Rbg. Ch. Built.

 

Name

Information

Arvola, Matias Wilhem

24 December 1887 3 November 1889

Cllila, Maria

23 August 1839 5 November 1897

Cllila, Mikko

18 November 1841 21 August 1901

Dalso, Johan

-

Erkila, Deffaanus

Died 7 May 1889

Erkila, Kaisa

Died 1887

Frantti, child

Name and date not known

Frantti, Erlik Soffia

14 February 1888 14 February 1888

Frantti, Markred Riita

1889 1889

Hepola, Jennie

child

Jacobson, Johan Peter

-

Jacobson, Lempi

-

Jenkins

-

Johanson, Alexander

Family lot

Johanson, Johan Ludvig

Died 1889

Johanson, Kretta Alina

Picket fence around

Johanson, Sofia Matilta

Died 1894

Junes, Mrs. Olaf

-

Kamarainen, Heikke

1859 1887

Karjala, Anna Stina

-

Kartunen, Olaf

-

Kasbargen, Carl

child

Kehus, August

3 May 1890 1890

Keksi, Isaag

-

Kilboya, Matt

-

Korgela, Matias

11 January 1888 2 April 1889

Kuha, Johan

Born 1889

Kuha, Mrs. Paavo

-

Kursu, Anna

-

Kurvinen, Sita Maria

Died 1894

Kuusijarvi, Anna Kaisa

-

Kuusijarvi, Hentrikki

-

Kylionen, Herman

-

Kyllonen, Lizzie

-

Laika, Emma Lydia

4 April 1895 17 April 1895

Maaninka, Hilma

-

Maaninka, Lizzie

-

Maaninka, Selma

-

Maki, Julius

-

Martine, Kenrki

Died 1900

Matson, Maria S.

Died 1901 child

Mattson, Matt

-

Moilanen, Herman

-

Mursu, Liisa

-

Mursu, Mrs. Sasanna

Died 1895

Myllari, Johan

16 June 1850 9 June 1890 came to America 1889

Nevala, William

-

Niemella, Ruhman

-

Raiha (Huhtaniska), Johan

Born 1832 cane to America 1882

Ruona, Mrs.

-

Samuelson, John

1896 1900

Sanuelson, Mayme

Died 1901 child

Sarvi, Fredrick

Born 6 August 1848 came to America in 1887

Sarvi, Kaisa

Born 7 January 1835 came to America in 1887


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