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Brandsvold Cemetery

Brandsvold Township, Section 14, Polk County, MN 
 

Brandsvold Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran congregation was organized on March 14, 1892 in the Paul Fossbakken home.  Charter members were Ole Nelson, John Widness, Arne Widness, John H. Lee, John Tuveng, Andrew Wold, K.O. Bratvold, Michael Ekern, Ole Mellesmoen, Esten Bergebakken, Christian Moe, Erik Fjerstad, Ole Hove, John Jackson, Sam Swaleson, Ole Bakken, Ole Erickson, Albert Thompson, Bernt Hauge, Sam Lovaas, Ole Olson, Toole Hanson, Johannes Hove, Engbret Sagmoen, Henry Disrud, Esten Leet, Andrew Emerson, John Emerson, Christian Rustad, Martin Torgerson, and Christ Thoreson among others .  The church was built in 1897 on 1 acres of the Ole O. Berge farm.  Brandsvold Lutheran Church merged with Landstad Lutheran Church in 1936 and they later merged with Poplar River Lutheran Church in 1941 to form Hope Lutheran Church which is still active today, located in Fosston.  Additional information in ( ). 
 

This cemetery walked and transcribed by Ann, August 2002, and updated in June 2006

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LAST NAME FIRST NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE REMARKS

One stone

Fjerstad

Fjerstad

Fjerstad

 

Leroy Francis

David 

Diane

Apr 3, 1944

Apr 2, 1951

Apr 3, 1951 

Jun 11, 1945

Apr 2, 1951

Apr 3, 1951 

 
Fjerstad Sadie  1908 2000   
Fjerstad Lloyd 1906 1988  
Fjerstad Francis Oct 13, 1913 Jun 24, 1965  Minnesota TEC 5 HQ CO 20 ARMD INF BN World War II BSM 
Fjerstad Patricia Ann Apr 9, 1949 Mar 11, 1961   
Fjerstad Christina M 1871 1960 Mother 
Fjerstad, Erick O 1865 1933 Father 
Olson Olaf R 1909 1974   
Olson Sitona A. Fjerstad 1909 1948   
Mykleod Viola 1913 1981   
Ekern Michael  1848 1924   
Ekern Lina 1851 1919   
Hove Milton 1920 1920 Infant (Son of Roy and Olga Hove) 
Hove Marilyn  1920     
Wandschncider Marilyn 1946 1946 Infant 
Hove Olga 1898 1978 Mom 
Hove Roy  1898 1987 Dad
Myklejord Viola A Jan 16, 1913 Aug 26, 1981  
Myklejord Oscar A Apr 28, 1902 Jun 11, 1987   
Emerson Anton   Jul 6, 1891 Apr 26, 1975   
Emerson Synneva 1855 1945   
Emerson Andrew 1853 1931   
Naastad Daniel A Dec 2, 1946 Feb 23, 1975   
Naastad Minette K Nov 12, 1922    
Naastad John P Mar 9, 1921 Jan 8, 1986   
Olson Henry  Aug 29, 1903 Apr 17, 1973 Father 
Olson Joanne  Aug 23, 1909 Aug 7, 2004 Mother 
Olson Lorna Mae 1937 1945   
Berge Olav O 1902 1989   
Berge Lisbeth  1905 1965  
Berge Ole O.  Jul 30, 1860 Sep 3, 1948   
Berge Randi Widseth  Apr 15, 1880 Oct 31, 1906   
Berge Sigrid Storli  Dec 4, 1859  Jun 23, 1939   
Mangskau Ida Elvira Mar 15, 1897 Aug 11, 1900   
Berge Hans O. 1890 1969   
Berge Signe  18901 1967   
One large stone

Berge

Berge

Berge

Widseth

Mangskau

Ole O.

Randi Widseth

Sigrid Storli 

Olav 

 Ida Elvira 

 Jul 30, 1860

Apr 15, 1880

Dec 4, 1859

Apr 14, 1887

Mar 15, 1897

Sep 3, 1948

Oct 31, 1906

Jun 23, 1939

Jan 13, 1902 

Aug 11, 1900 

Grungedal Vinji Telemark Norway

Stangvik Aalesund Norway

Grungedal Vinji Telemark Norway

Stangvick Aalesund Norway

 

Berge Carrie Lee 1870 1957   
Hove Segrid O. Sep 26, 1867 Jun 1, 1901   
Hove Ole O 1863 1920   
Hove Lucy 1880 1957   
Widseth Olaf  1886 1902 Brother 
Hove Orvin F. 1920 1990   
One stone

Hove

Hove

 

Otto 

Myrtle 

Jan 21, 1905

Jun 9, 1911

Sep 14, 1987

Mar 19, 2001 

 
Rinkenberger William 1889

1889

 
Rinkenberger Rose 1897  2000   
Erickson Olaf A 1896 1993 Son 
Hove Johannas R 1854 1917   
Hove Britha 1861 1949   
Thompson Ernest B Nov 6, 1907 Oct 9, 1996 Dad 
Thompson Clara Apr 3, 1913 Jan 28, 1983 Mom 

One stone

Thompson

Thompson

 

Albert A. 

Mildred 

1854

1869

1936

1949

Father

Mother 

Thompson  Melvin Feb 2, 1896 Jan 14, 1915   
Thompson Edna T. 1892 1926 Daughter 
Thompson  Elizabeth Sep 2, 1904 Jun 30, 1976   

One stone

Norem

Norem

 

Sonva 

Edward 

 

1892

1892

 

1977

1975 

 
Lovaas Gertie 1861 1952   
Lovaas Sam 1864 1937   
Lovaas George Apr 1, 1901 Sep 28, 1903  
Erickson Albert 1886 1949 Son 
Erickson John W 1893 1971 Son 
Erickson Willie A. Nov 4, 1889 Jan 11, 1975 PVT U.S. ARMY 
Erickson Anna Apr 27, 1862 Aug 7, 1919 Mother 
Erickson Ole  Jul 23, 1847 Jul 21, 1944 Father 
Anderson Erling E. 1904 1991  
Anderson Johanna B. 1907 1985   
Torblaa Anna M.     Mother 
Torblaa Lloyd E.     Dad 
Mienert Adelyn M. 1925 2003   
Mienert William Paul Apr 24, 1888 Oct 10, 1967 Father 
Mienert Clara Margreta Oct 20, 1893  Jan 4, 1965 Mother
Mienert Carol Marie Jun 10, 1966 Dec 22, 1970   
Mienert Gary Dean Jul 20, 1966 June 1, 1985 SR U.S. Navy 
Mienert LeRoy Sidney Feb 11, 1931 Aug 2, 1994 A1C U.S. Air Force Korea 
Siverson Christ A 1878 1950 Father 
Siverson Emma 1883 1969  Mother 
Siverson Olaf S.  Jan 12, 1913 Aug 24, 1996   
Siverson Carl Edward Jan 10, 1915 Nov 11, 2002 S. SGT U.S. ARMY World War II 
Siverson Dale A. Aug 4, 1955 Apr 10, 1983   
Siverson Lillian Apr 24, 1918 Mar 11, 1997   
Hove Olaf 1894 1967   
Hove Petra M 1896 1990   
Bergebakken George Oct 24, 1888  Feb 25, 1968   
Bergebakken Gena Marie Jul 29, 1882 Jun 7, 1958   
Bergebakken Gertrude Feb 20, 1859 Jan 5, 1926   
Bergebakken Esten Nov 27, 1859  Aug 23, 1945   
Bergebakken Emma Ann   Jun 14, 1886 May 9, 1944   
Bergebakken Ella Jul 27, 1895 May 20, 1906   
Bergebakken Christine  Nov 24, 1890 Jul 14, 1936   
Bergebakken Lillian  Jul 17, 1903 Aug 18, 1963   
Bergebakken Sigurd  Jun 15, 1898 Mar 15, 1941   
Bergebakken Gertrude E. Jan 5, 1901 Sep 25, 1982   
Olson Laurits Mar 2, 1853 Sep 9, 1918   
Moe Oscar Dec 24, 1895 Oct 24, 1973 MN PVT U.S. Army World War I 
Moe Gina J. Mar 29, 1892 Mar 22, 1984   
Peterson Lena Moe 1885 1955   
Moe Anne C. 1858 1944   
Moe  Christen  1851 1897  (Died Oct 25, 1897) 
Moe Anna D.  1888 1934   
Moe  Ole C. 1880 1948   
Moe Delores L. 1926 2005   

One stone

Tuveng

Tuveng

 

Berdie 

Palmer 

 

1906

1902

 

1984

1976 

 

Mom 

Dad

Tuveng Mable 1901 1982   
Tuveng Edwin  1899 1973   
Lein Ida  1889 1909   
Svaleson Peter N. 1882 1964   
Bolstad  Sophie N. 1882 1957   
Bolstad Nels J. 1869 1947   

One stone

Jackson

Jackson

 

 

Johan L.  1877 1895

August  L. 1887 1900

 

1877

1887

 

1895

1900

 

 

(Death records list this person as Ludwig Lenord, died Aug 11, 1895, age 17 years 6 months, son of John Jacobson and Birtha Jacobson)

(This name is listed in death records as August Leonar Jacobson, son of John Jacobson and Birta Mary Pelery ) 

Nelson Ole Apr 24, 1848 Apr 12, 1897   
Nelson Male Sep 9, 1851 Aug 22, 1934   

One stone

Leet

Leet
 

 

Edwin 

John 

 

Feb 22, 1889

 

 

Oct 24, 1892

Apr 22, 1896

 

 

(Son of Esten and Guro Leet)

(Died Apr 22, 1896, age 11 years 3 months 26 days, son of Esten and Guro Leet, this stone is extremely weathered and almost unreadable) 

Torgerson Nina Pauline Jul 5, 1882 Jul 15, 1893 (Daughter of Martin and Ingri Torgerson) 
Torgerson Nina Pauline Jul 15, 1896 Feb 21, 1986   
Torgerson Hulda Amanda Ruth  Sep 17, 1900 Jul 20, 1917   
Torgerson Ingri  Jun 1, 1858 Nov 6, 1917   
Torgerson Martin Apr 10, 1860 Mar 2, 1922   
Disrud Michael  1893 1894  (Died Oct 14, 1894) 
Disrud Henry  1897 1912   
Disrud Agnes B. 1866 1948 Mother
Disrud
 
Henry H. 1864 1946 Father 
Disrud Olga J 1902 1977   
Disrud  Selmer  1899 1979   
Disrud Almer 1904 1990   
Hauge Berent  1866 1908 Father 
Hauge 1862 1929 Mother (Mrs. Severine) 
Hauge Nina Feb 19, 1902 Jul 25, 1979   
Hauge Oscar May 11, 1898 Jul 23, 1979   
Fossbakken Iva Jun 16, 1901 Jul  21, 1901   
Fossbakken  Palmer Aug 12, 1898 Aug 12, 1898  (Son of Paul and Ellen Fossbakken) 
Fossbakken Ellen  May 27, 1856 Aug 19, 1898   
Fossbakken Paul Oct 20, 1860  Feb 27, 1908   
Fossbakken Mollie Jul 19, 1885 Mar 13, 1954   
Fossbakken Christoffer Nov 22, 1887 Mar 25, 1952   
Fossbakken Lewis Jul 11, 1890 Nov 25, 1949   
Torgeson,  Mother           
Thoreson/Torgeson Christofer 1861 1921    
Emerson Deanna J. Feb 18, 1938 May 29, 1944   
Tuveng, Dennis E. Sept 11, 1960  Nov 18, 1960   
Tuveng John E.  1860 1944  Father 
Tuveng
 
Elaine O 1874 1951 Mother 
Tuveng Gene Curtis   1930   
Tuveng Olga 1903 1940   
Wold Bennie Mar 1, 1904  Sep 4, 1949   
Wold Alfred  Jan 26, 1898 May 24, 1967   
Wold Edwin Dec 4, 1890 Aug 2, 1982   
Emerson Noble Loury Sep 26, 1923 Dec 26, 1945 Minnesota Apprentice Seaman U.S. Navy 

One stone

Emerson

Emerson

Emerson

 

Selmer

Berte

Adolph Olaus 

Mar 18, 1897

 

 

Died Feb 1, 1900

 

Jan 17, 1903

 

(Born Mar 18, 1897 - Died Feb 1, 1900, son of Andrew Emerson and Susie Halvers

No information

(Died Jan 17, 1903, son of Andrew Emerson and Susie Halverson) 

Emerson Axel E 1879 1929   
Emerson Amy   1913   
Emerson Vernie 1886 1927   
Olson Margaret   1922   
Olson Ole J. 1872 1950   
Olson Agnes M 1880  1950   Mother 
Olson  Henry   1916   
Olson Walter H 1912 1919   
Widness Maren Ereksdatter Aug 17, 1831 Mar 11, 1910   
Widness 11 Sep, 1836 May 21, 1918     
Rustad Christian Nelson Jun 13, 1836 Sep 30, 1907   
Bakken   Lise Olsen Jun 24,1823 Mar 22, 1902   
Bakken Anna Feb 1, 1891 Jul 6, 1903   
Mellesmoen Bersven 1837 1924   
Mellesmoen Ingrid  1871 1947   
Mellesmoen Ole B 1859 1942   
Mellesmoen, Baby         

Unmarked Graves 

       
Svaleson Baby Boy Sep 8, 1917 Sep 8, 1917 Baby Boy  Born Sep 8, 1917 Died Sep 8, 1917, 12 hours, parents Peder Svaleson and Annie Nilson 
Svaleson Nils Oct 19, 1835 Sep 18, 1910 age 74 yrs. 
Rustad Malla Mathilde May 27, 1910 Jun 4, 1910 daughter of Martin Rustad and Anna Anderson 

Possible Unmarked Burials 

       
Hauge Baby Girl Aug 9, 1922 Aug 9, 1922 Born and Died Aug 9, 1922, daughter of Oscar Hauge and Mina Olson 
Hauge Erling Hendry   Apr 7, 1904, Died Apr 7, 1904, age 4, son of B.S. Hauge 
Wold Baby Boy   Mar 22, 1908 Died Mar 22, 1908, age 2 days, son of Andrew and Marie Wold 


 

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