BETHLEHEM CEMETERY
Aitkin County, Minnesota


Klövsjö is in Jämtland, Sweden

NameBirthDeathNotes
Ihleen Boyd ~ See Obituary Section
Carl Carlson ~ See Obituary Section
CARLSON, Evelyn (Nickander)23 Apr 1910
Glory
23 Sep 2000
Aitkin
daughter of Martha & Carl Nickander
Randy Wall
COSGROVE, Tena Elizabeth (Sjödin)17 Aug 1896
Nordland
11 Apr 1980
Aitkin
Randy Wall
Carroll Heft ~ See Obituary Section
KARELIS, Diane Marie Karelis21 Nov 1950
Aitkin, MN.
28 Dec 2004
Mpls, MN.
Daughter of John and Eileen (Sjödin) Karelis
Cousin of Randy Wall
Lillian Linn ~ See Obituary Section
MATHSON, Adler Victor13 Sep 1909
Nordland
19 Aug 1983
Aitkin
Randy Wall
MATHSON, Charles7 Oct 1868
Klövsjö
20 Sep 1957
Aitkin
Husband of Inga
Randy Wall
MATHSON, Inga (Sjödin)17 Mar 1876
Klövsjö
28 Mar, 1961
Aitkin
Wife of Charles
Randy Wall
MATHSON, John25 may 1872 Klövsjö26 Dec 1944
St. Paul
Husband of Anna
Randy Wall
MATHSON, Anna Martha (Sjödin)22 May 1885 Nordland11 Nov 1973
Aitkin
Wife of John
Randy Wall
NICKANDER, Kjel (Kjelsson in Swedish)17 Nov 1846
Klövsjö
21 Feb 1929
Glory, Nordland Township, Aitkin
Husband of Anna
Randy Wall
NICKANDER, Anna (Mattiasdotter)07 Mar 1857
Klövsjö
17 Jul 1948
Crosby, MN
Wife of Kjel
Randy Wall
NICKANDER, Olof Emanuel26 Nov 1895
Glory
24 May 1906
Glory
Son of Anna and Kjel
Randy Wall
NICKANDER, Carl Theodore18 Jan 1899
Glory
01 Jul 1899
Glory
Son of Anna and Kjel
Randy Wall
NICKANDER, Martha24 Feb 1886
Klövsjö
25 Nov 1970
Aitkin
Daughter of Anna and Kjel
Randy Wall
OLSON (Olofsson), Olof7 dec 1821
Klövsjö
1 Apr 1900
Nordland
Husband of Ingrid and Father of Anna Sjödin
Randy Wall
OLSON, Ingrid (Jonasdotter)5 Oct 1824
Klövsjö
16 Jun 1921
Nordland
Wife of Olof and Mother of Anna Sjödin
Randy Wall
OLSON, Floydabt. 191730 Sep 2002
Minneapolis
Karen Klennert
SJÖDIN, Ole16 Jan 1847
Klövsjö
2 Feb 1907
Nordland Township
One of the first settlers in Nordland township
Husband of Anna
Randy Wall
SJÖDIN, Anna (Olofsdotter)5 Mar 1856
Klövsjö
6 Jan 1944
Nordland Township
Wife of Ole. She was an only child and came with her parents to the new world. She became a pillar of the community.
Randy Wall
SJÖDIN, Gillette Warren1 May 1926
Nordland
26 Jan 1976
Minneapolis
Randy Wall
SJÖDIN, Morrill E.20 Aug 1889 Nordland20 Dec 1919 NordlandRandy Wall
SJÖDIN, Victor Emmanuel16 Aug, 1891
Nordland
18 Aug 1974
Aitkin
Husband of Bertha
Randy Wall
SJÖDIN, Bertha Oline "Birdie" (Olson)29 Jun 1904
Kanawha, IA
21 Dec 1990Wife of Victor
Randy Wall




BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN CHURCH

The church was built in 1897 and is on the national register of Historic places. This Church is more Swedish than any Kyrka (church) in Sweden! It was built by a group of Swedish immigrants from Klövsjö, Jämtland, Sweden. They keep a close tie with the Church of Klövsjö today. There have been services continually from the start to the present.

Contributed by Randy Wall



PAINTING PRESENTED TO BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN

A print of Klövsjö, Sweden was presented to the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Nordland Township. It was given in memory of Kjel and Anna Nickander. They were pioneers who helped to build the church in Aitkin County. Many Nordland Township pioneers came from Klövsjö. The wood for the frame came from the Erick Swanson Farm and Store in Glory. It was donated by Joe and Gloria Copley and Dan and Mary Swanson. Gloria's mother Mary (Kolin) Swanson also came from Klövsjö. Klövsjö looks much the same today as it did 150 years ago, according to Randy Wall. It is a beautiful village of mountains and lakes with few modern buildings.

From left: Sue (Nickander) Johnson, Louise and Fritz Lueck (of the church), Betty (Nickander) and Cal Wall and Kim (Heft) Cook.

Contributed by Randy Wall


Contributed by Randy Wall who says:

"I climbed up in the rafters in the bell tower at Bethlehem Church in 1997 and found my grandfather's cousin's name, John Sjödin, where he placed it in bee's wax, in 1897. Fun! There were no steps. I don't know if I would do it today."

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