Chippewa City Cemetery
cemetery is associated with St. Francis Xavier Church, built in 1895,
which still stands today. Between the 1880s-1900, there were 75
to 100 families that lived in this small community, which lies about a
mile east of Grand Marais. The church is owned by the Cook County
Historical Society and is on the National Register of Historic
Places. The church is open to the public for tours on a regular
cemetery is divided into two sections: the "old cemetery" to the east
of the road, and the "new cemetery", to the west. The original
land for the "old cemetery" was donated by Claus C. Monker, a local
fisherman. The land for the newer section was also donated by a
local resident, named Swamper Caribou. The cemetery looks a lot
different today than when the church was still in use. At one
time many of the graves were covered with wooden, ceremonial grave
houses, a traditional Ojibwe way of marking a burial site. Many
original wooden fences and crosses have not withstood the test of time,
and have disappeared or been moved from their original location.
If anyone can identify
any of the plots with no names, I would really like to add them to this
transcription. Please contact me!
Anderson, Beatrice R.
Anderson, Thomas V.
Anderson, Verner F.
Beckwith, Henry R.
Boostrom, Alex P.
Boostrom, Fern E.
Boostrom, Glenn P.
Boser, Katherine D.
Dahl, Roberta J.
Dahmen, Mary M.
Ertsgard, Carolyn M.
LeSage, John B.
LeSage, Joseph L.
LeSage, Peter A.
Longbody, Joseph (?)
Morrison, Bernard D.
Paro, Jacqueline M.
Paro, Lloyd, R.
Paro, Roger L.
Paro, Ronald E.
Powell, Andrew J.
Sachs, Cathee H.
Smith, Mary E.
Zimmerman, Jane (?)
Zimmerman, Stephen G.