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Fillmore County Cemeteries and Burial Sites by Township Section

Listed below are the townships in Fillmore County and the location by section of the cemeteries and unnamed burial sites within each township. If the cemetery has been transcribed, the year of transcription is indicated.  The letter "A" indicates the cemetery is abandoned; an "M" means it has been moved. See Current Map, Towns and Townships for the layout of sections within each township.

Most of this information is courtesy of the Fillmore County Historical Society. Transcriptions of the cemeteries are located at the Fillmore County History Center and Genealogy Library, Fountain MN. See Fillmore County Research Resources for more information. Those cemeteries with transcriptions online are linked.
  AMHERST TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
2 Highland Lutheran 1987
10 Elstad Lutheran 1987
27 SE corner Of SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 1982
32 Henry - west of Co. Rd. 21 at Hentrytown; on a hill 1981
33 Henrytown Lutheran - in Henrytown, east side of Co. Rd. 21 1980

  ARENDAHL TOWNSHIHP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
4 2 acres set aside - 1st burial Toluf Anderson, later moved A
8 North Prairie Lutheran - Hwy 30 west of Arendahl 1986
11 Arendahl Lutheran - Hwy 30 at Co. Rd. 25 east of Arendahl 1999
31 Hogie farm along the north fenceline - 1 burial - daughter of Hans and Mette Hogie A

  BEAVER TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
24 Bethelem Lutheran 1981
28 Bagan - on Loren Kruger farm - 1 grave - a member of Tom Bagan family A

  BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
1 Bateman - John Bateman farm - Ada Loomis 1st burial - abandoned A
2 Alonzo Hamlin farm A
3 P.O. & C.W. Davis farm A
16 North Bloomfield 1986
20 Ostrander Lutheran 1986
26 Etna - 1st burial Russell Refford 1982
33 Bloomfield - land from G. Hanson 1986

  BRISTOL TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
5 Prairie Queen (German Baptist Lutheran) 1986
13 Rice Corner or Stahl's Corner 1981
15 Bristol Center (1857 - land given by John Rice - Congregational Church - Ben Will 1st burial) 1986
19 Bristol Grove (Welsch Calvanistic 1874) 1985
19 Greenleafton - same as Bristol Grove 1985
34 St. Matthews (new Oak Hill) 1987
35 Oak Hill - Frankie Adams Aug 27, 1856 1st burial -  land from Mr. St. John 1987

  CANTON TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
3 Lenora Methodist - land from Wm. Smith/O.F. Holmes, 1st burial Austin Eastman 1980
4 Poor Farm - private - 1 stone left A
6 Amish - on Peter Miller or Andrew Wengerd farm 1986
12 H.L.Tollifson/Tollefson farm - 1st burial stepchild of Nelson Darling 1853 A
20 Calvary Catholic 1988
25 Prosper - 1.5 acres from farm of M.C. McCall 1987
27 site of 9 burials 1936 - A
29 Lawrence Hudson farm - SW corner A
32 Elliota - 1st burial Capt. Elliot's child 1981

  CARIMONA TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
9 Carimona Cemetery Association- 1st death John Woolsey 1855, burial west of cemetery A
9 Carimona - south of east end of village - Richard Marple 1st burial 1855 1980
11 burial site SW 1/4 of NE 1/4 1982 - A
24 Waukokee - 1st burial infant child of M.& M.E. Zebough 1856 1980
31 St. Liguori Catholic - 1st burial Thomas McGrath 1875 1986

  CARROLTON TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
7 Indian Burial Site - 1879-1907 - junction of north and south branches of Root River - 40 mounds A
7 & 8 Carrolton - 1st burial 1856 Patrick Mallany/Mollony 1985
12 Root River Settlement Burying Ground - 1 acre from Ellen & Franklin Newell 1880 - 37 graves - last burial Clifford Hoium 1981
12 Bell - same as Root River Settlement Burying Ground 1981
13-24 Indian Mounds on Lanesboro bluffs A
24 Lanesboro Lutheran 1987
24 St. Patrick's Catholic 1987
31 St. Columbans Catholic (Calvary #1) 1984
34 Union Prairie 1984

  CHATFIELD TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
5 St. Paul's Lutheran 1986
8 Calvary Catholic 1986
8 Chatfield Cemetery Association - Protestant - south of Chatfield on Hwy 52 by golf course 1986
9 St. Mary's Catholic 1985
9 St. Marys (old) - 1st burial 1857 Peter McConley - land from Mr. Hugo 1985
33 Breese farm 1986
? Indian Burial Mound on farm near Chatfield - one mound A

  FILLMORE TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
3 Washington - 1857  
3 Fillmore (Methodist Episcopal) 1987
3 private site - town of Fillmore - block 13 - 2 graves 1986 - A
3 Glady Mound - 1 Indian Mound on Leo Dunn farm, NW 1/4 x NW 1/4 1942 - A
22 Immanuel Lutheran 1986
22 St. Killian's 1986
23 Henry Kohlmeyer farm 1986 - A
28 St. Johns Lutheran - Free Baptist 1872 - United Bretheran 1876 1997
33 Evergreen (Wykoff) 1987
33 Greenlawn - same as Evergreen 1987

  FORESTVILLE TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
11 8 or 9 burials 1936 - A
12 on hill above park 17-18 burials - pioneer cemetery 1936 - A
13 private site west of store - 1 stone A
19 Duff (Oakland Cemetery  Association) 1981
19 Lone Oak - same as Duff/Oakland 1981
22 Forestville 1983
33 Byers - 3 children 1986
? Indian Burial Site in cave - by Bacon - near Cherry Grove (Mystery cave?) with petrified female A

  FOUNTAIN TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
5 Winslow (Methodist Episcopal) 1979
11 Fountain Lutheran - east of Fountain on Co. Rd. 8 1985
19 Early Cemetery 1986
25 Gale 1936 - A
28 Watson Creek 1983

  HARMONY TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
6 Bigalk - moved in 1980 to Big Springs M
9 Big Spring - German Lutheran - 1874 1988
22-23 Greenfield Norwegian Lutheran - 1867 1988
34 State Line Methodist 1986

  HOLT TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
8 Whalan Lutheran - 1874 - 200 stones 1987
29 Holt Catholic - land from Timothy Lynch - 1860s 1970
36 North Highland 1867 - Henry Rose - 40 stones - some Quaker burials 1978

  JORDAN TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
7 Art Ellis farm - no further information A
8 Sodom - 1 acre - 1860s - some 20 burials including: Finley, Hardy, Jones, Wader, & Prouty. Alf Hardy was first Negro. Asam Prouty's monument is the only one left standing
 
26 Loughrey 1979
27? Indian Burial Mounds - 15 - Jordan Creek A
28 O'Dell 1986
33 Baker (Buckingham) 1970

  NEWBURG TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
8 Newburg Methodistl 2012
17 Garness Trinity (Norwegian) Lutheran
(transcription located at Garness Church website)
1986
27 Mabel Lutheran 1987
27 Mabel - with Mabel Lutheran 1987

  NORWAY TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
12 Kopperud - 20+ stones 1981
15 Highland Prairie Lutheran - 400 stones - south of Bratsberg on Hwy 43, then west  

  PILOT MOUND TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
9 Northwest Pilot Mound 1981
10 Pilot Mound 1980
22 Indian Burial Ground - Daniel Herman farm A
31 Root Prairie Lutheran 1986

  PREBLE TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
12 South Fork Evangelical Lutheran - 100 stones 1981
15 Choice Cemetery (Choice Norwegian Methodist) - west side of Hwy 43 south of Choice, north of Tawney 1981; updated
18 Wisel - private - 10 burials 1985
24 St. Mary's - with St. Olaf's 1982
24 St. Olaf's - with St. Mary's - 100 stones 1982
34 North Scheie (NW 1/4 of NE 1/4) 1973
34 Scheie - 1/2 acre by Jacob Ellifson - 1st burial Inger Maria Ellifson - Oct 1856 1973

  PRESTON TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
5 Aaron Knight farm - private - 4 burials A
6 Crown Hill (Hill)  - 1st burial Mrs. John Kaecher - 1858 1986
6 Greenwood - was St. Paul's and St. Joseph's 1982
6 St Joseph's (Presbyterian) now called Greenwood - 2 acres from Michael Metcalf - 1st burial 1879 - Mrs. Anton Ibach 1982
6 St. Pauls' Lutheran (German) adjacent to St. Joseph's on the east - now called Greenwood - 2 acres - 1861 Jonas Conkey 1982
6 Little Burial Site - 1 acre - 2 burials 1936 - A
7 EUB, Methodist, Grace Lutheran, Christ Lutheran 1982
17 Andrew Ruber farm - 1 child burial A
21 Wilson farm - private burial site NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 1936
23 Tollefson farm - private site 1986
26 Richland Prairie Presbyterian 1986
26 Scotland - same as Richland Prairie 1986
28 Hutton / Partridge - NE 1/4 x NW 1/4 1981
32 Boice farm - private burial site 1986
34 Bendickson farm  - private burial site 1986

  RUSHFORD TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
2 St. Joseph's Catholic - land by Martin Timberg - 1878 - Mrs. Thos. Murphy 1985
3 private site SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 A
14 Johnson - 14 burials - 1/4 acre - west edge of city of Rushford 1981
14 Magelssen's Bluff - 37 Indian Mounds WPA
14 base of Magelssen's Bluff - buffalo hunter - 1848 A
14 Oak Grove - land from Duncan Cameron - 1st burial Duncan Cameron 1994
15 Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery (the book 125th Anniversary Rushford Lutheran Church includes this excerpt from the History of Fillmore County - 1882: "This is located on section 15. Mr. S.T. Gjernes gave the land to the church in the early 1860's, with the understanding that the remains at the other cemetery should be removed, but few were ever changed. There must have been upwards of two hundred burials here, among them Dr. P.E. Kirkland, a young man of  great promise.  The remains of Mrs. Swan Werlein were the first to be laid here in 1860 or 1861.")
15 Rushford Lutheran - 1 mile west of Rushford on Hwy 30 (from the book 125th Anniversary Rushford Lutheran Church, published in 1981: "The cemetery of the Lutheran Church is located one mile west of Rushford on Highway 30. The land was given by Styrk Gjernes and Ole Berland, each about one acre. Though these cemeteries were separate the land adjoined. Later on, after the Trinity Church dissolved and the members joined Rushford Lutheran, the two were made into one larger cemetery. As the congregation grew, more land was given and some bought to add to the present cemetery.") (Additional land was purchased in 1968 from James Hoff) 1980s 
23 Indian Burial Site - Sprague's Old Mill - 100 mounds A
23 Tuff - private 1986
24 Bremseth farm - same as Oakwood, Sherwood and South Rushford A
24 Oakwood - Sherwood - South Rushford - 1871 - infant child of George Hayes - Sherwood plot. A
26/27 Dyer - private 1986
30 West Grace Lutheran - West of Peterson on County Road 25 approximately ½ mile 1999
31 Hongerholt 1980
32 East Grace Lutheran - 1 acre - 1876 Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran - 1st burials Olson's daughter, Tom Kleppe's wife and child 1999

  SPRING VALLEY TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
11 Indian Mounds on Raymond Riehl farm - NW 1/4 - 4 .5 miles NE of Spring Valley - 6 mounds 1952
14 Indian Burial Mounds - 6 - NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 1936
22 private burial site - Hattie Kingsley was buried on her father's farm A
34 St. Ignatius 1983
34 Spring Valley - 1860 4 acres + 2 acres - east 1983
34 Zion, Our Saviors and Trinity Lutheran 1987
36 Midway Lutheran 1987

  SUMNER TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
13 Stone Church - Presbyterian - 1870 3 acres - 1st burial Euphremia Ferguson 1871 1980
25 Washington - 1857 1980
28 Sumner - 1862 - Ernest Gove; 1863 - Mrs. W.W.Beers - 2 acres from G.A. Hayes 1984
28 Millet - same as Sumner 1984
31 Hamilton (Congregational) - 1871 1981

  YORK TOWNSHIP  
Section Cemetery or Burial Site Transcribed
1 Dutch Reformed 1987
1 Greenleafton 1986
1 Holland Presbyterian - now part of Greenleafton Cemetery south of town 1986
4 Cherry Grove - 1892 from John P. Hamlin - 1 acre 1988
15 Love - 1856 - from Almod Betts 1980
22 Canfield - 2 boys of J.L.Brown and 1 other boy drowned and were bureid in corner of Brown's farm - now Merle Stockdale's farm. Others were also buried there - now plowed up. Brown boys were later moved to Spring Valley. A
24 Saetersdal (Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran) 1985

Created by Marge Utley, St. Charles, MN
copyright Marge Utley, 1997