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 Esther Township Cemetery - Unnamed

Esther Township, Sec. 3, Polk County, MN

This cemetery is located just west of the Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, very near the Ester/Higdem Township line.

It had just been sprayed for weeds when I was there and it does not look very good, perhaps in the spring a better photograph can be taken. - September 2003 - Ann

* In searching for the name of this cemetery I ran across some information on the pioneers buried here, this information is given when possible in ( ) after dates.

Thanks to Mary for helping with the death certificate information.)

 

Both on one stone

Heierstad, Anders. O.  Father Jan 23, 1843 Apr 26, 1934 (Obituary says he lived in Higdem Township, born in Drammen, Norway, came to the U.S. in 1869, lived in Decora, Iowa and came to Polk Co. in 1878, married in 1881 to Marie Sletten, other survivors are Mrs. Henry Hanson of Robinhood, Sask. and Miss. Hilda Heierstad living at home.  Other information born Norway, father Ole Heierstad, mother Martha Heierstad, buried Esther Township)

Heierstad, Marit Torgers Datter Hanspladsen  Mother Oct 12, 1860 Dec 8, 1935 (Born Norway, fathers name Ole Torgerson, buried Esther Township)

Heierstad, Gina Randina  Daughter Oct 7, 1897 Jan 23, 1934 (Obituary says services held at Kongsvinger Lutheran Church, 37 years old, Rev. F. Jorgenson of Grand Forks, burial in Kongsvinger Cemetery, died at Faribault, MN, survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Henry Hanson in Saskatchewan and Hilda residing at home.)

 

Both on one stone

Heierstad, Ole  Jul 14, 1899 Sep 21, 1899

Heierstad, Olof  Jul 13, 1892 Aug 29, 1892

Hansen, Hans B.  Father  Apr 13, 1834 Aug 13, 1908

Nelson, Johan P.  Oct 30, 1837 Jan 1, 1907 (In 1900 Higdem Twp., Polk Co. census living with son C.A. Nelson, born Oct 1837.)

 

Both on one stone

Nelson, Carl A. Father  1864 1930

Nelson, Marti  Mother  1865 1955 (Born Dec 6, 1865 in Varmland, Sweden, died Feb. 1, 1955, father Peter Englund, mother Kristi Englund, burial in Lakeside Lutheran Cemetery, Higdem Township.)

 

Nelson Twins, Anna 1900, Mary 1900 (In 1900 Higdem Twp., Polk Co. census as born Mar 1900, daughters of C.A. Nelson.)

 Nilsen, Oscar Edvin  Jun 22, 1894 Dec 26, 1894  Two stones for Edvin one says d. Dec 27, 1894

 Erikson, Inger Thorine  Nov 12, 1833 Aug 16, 1898

 Larson, Bernt  May 11, 1820 Jun 13, 1902 (In 1900 Esther Twp., census with wife, born May 1820.)

 Both on one stone

Overn, Maria  Apr 24, 1874 Jan 6, 1877

Overn, Emma  Sep 10, 1870 Jan 6, 1877

 

Loken, Christian I.  Feb 22, 1852 Oct 3, 1882

 Figenshau, Anna  Aug 9, 1839 Sep 14, 1895

 Figenshau, Knut G.  Jun 12, 1834 Sep 24, 1922

 Anderson, Elmer Johan  Nov 13, 1899 Aug 29, 1900

 Hanson, Olavus  Aug 10, 1869 Apr 30, 1883

 Hanson, Carilina  Mar 14, 1870 Mar 11,1887

 

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Dalen, Louise Emely  May 8, 1881 May 13, 1903 (Obituary says Miss Emma Dalen, daughter of J.H. Dalen, leaves behind four brothers and seven sisters, remains to the last resting place in the private cemetery in Esther township.)

Dalen, Albert Julius  Feb 23, 1889 Nov 27, 1889

 

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Dalen, Gunhild  Dec 5, 1845 Oct 31, 1919 (1900 Esther Twp. census living with husband, had 16 children with 12 living.)

Dalen, John  Apr 5, 1841 Jul 28, 1907

(Obituary for John says he came from Ottertail County in 1878, survived by wife and eleven children.  Funeral held from the home to their private cemetery with Rev. Hotvedt of Grand Forks officiating)

 

Updated 27 March 2006

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