Our Savior's  Lutheran Cemetery

 Section 8, Higdem Township,  Polk Co., MN

Two miles south of Oslo, MN

 

Our Saviors Lutheran Church was organized in the Mathias Anderson school house on January 19, 1891 and Pastor O.S. Houkom held services in various places.  Ole J. Brennun who owned land in Section 8 donated part of his land to build the church in 1895.  Our Saviors Lutheran church was also referred to as the “Granville Church.”  This church closed sometime in the 1960’s.  The cemetery is well cared for and the stones are in excellent condition.  Check the Minnesota Death Index for dates, look in Marshall County as well as Polk County – this cemetery is only 1 ½ miles from the county line.

Many Thanks to Ann for walking and transcribing this cemetery and taking pictures in 2004

Additional information from other sources in (  ) Pictures of tombstones below notes with *

Name Birth Date Death Date Remarks

Trandum, Pauline M.  

1886 1972  
Trandum, Oscar A.       1894 1960 Son
Trandum, Trygve   1901   1953  
Trandum, Einar O.   May 12, 1888 Sep 30, 1950 MN PVT CO B 3 Ammunition TN, World War I
Trandum, Emilie J.  1858 1944  Mother
Trandum, Olaf E.    1856  1942 Father  (1915 Polk Co. Farmers Directory of Higdem Twp. lists O.E. Trandum Sec 17, 8 and 9, wife Emelia, children Paulina, Iner, Martinus, Elvira, Oscar, Rangnel, Elnora and Trigval, Oakwood Farms.”)
Trandum, Martinius  1890 1929  
Gulbranson, Twin Boys    Nov 11, 1919 Twin Boys
Gulbranson, Ida    1888 1956  
Gulbranson, Edward D.  1882 1946  
Gulbranson, Obert J.  1910 1946  
Gulbranson, Ethel Inez  Jun 19, 1915 Nov 28, 1934  
Nelson, Oscar I.  1901 1943  
Nelson, Iner L.  1909 1961  
Nelson, Gust A.  1903 1961  
Nelson, John W.    Sep 30, 1891  Jun 3, 1981 U.S. ARMY World War I
Nelson, Axel P.R.  1893 1977  
Nelson, Carl Melvin   II Dec 25, 1897 Dec 1, 1962  Minnesota PVT U.S. ARMY World War

Nelson, Edwin J. 

1896 1971  
Hagen  - Base only, top missing, the numbers 9351 carved on top of base     Base only, top missing, the numbers 9351 carved on top of base
Teigen, Nels A.  1843 1920  
Teigen, Ella  1855 1940  
Larson, Ole  no dates no dates  

Teigen, Marit 

1888 1959  
Teigen, Alfred  1896 1966  

Odegaard, Annie 

May 4, 1849  Jan 14, 193_  
Odegaard stone      
Quern, Arthur, Baby Ella    1929  
Quern, Pearl A.  Sep 24, 1924 Sep 29, 1924  
One stone

Quern, Inez M. 

Quern, Iner O.  

 

 

Mar 31, 1916

Jul 21, 1912

 

blank

Mar 26, 1991

 

One stone

Quern, Ellen 

Quern, Carlot 

 

1879

1871

1932 

1938 

 

Mother

Father  (1815 Atlas lists Carl Quern section 21, 320 acres, owns sec 28, 80 acres, Esther Twp. section 4, 16 acres, wife Ellen, children Arthur, Evelyn, Oscar, Mildred and Iner, 38 years in county.)

One stone

Odegaard, Syver 

Odegaard, Clara T.

 

 

Jan 12, 1847

Feb 7, 1889

 

Jun 2, 1898

Apr 3, 1898

 
Olson, Anna 1888 1968  
Olson, Carl G.  1884 1968  
Small base with the name Olsen (Different spelling.)      
Olson, Bertha C.   Jul 14, 1906  Dec 23, 1907  
Olson, Odin A.  May 10, 1879 May 12, 1908  

Olson, Arnt 

Mar 29, 1836 May 25, 1919  
Lofthus, Lars  1889 1978  Father
Lofthus, Helen M.  1892 1966  Mother
Boe, Carl William    Mar 23, 1900 – age 3 Mos. 22 Ds.  
Westby, Eugene T.  1923 1939  

One stone

Westby, John 

Westby, Julia B. 

 

Mar 30, 1887

Apr 3, 1887

 

Oct 16, 1969

Jul 2, 1961

 

One stone

Hemly, Christ J. 

Hemly, Nettie D. 

 

1867

1868

 

1921 

1943 

 

Father

Mother

Overson, Ardell B.     Jan 12, 1922 Dec 19, 1995 TEC 5 U.S. ARMY World War II
Overson, Louise V.  1922 1986  
Overson, Ove   1854 1936  
Overson, Charles Kieth     1950 1958  Our Son (Spelled Kieth on the stone)
Overson, Bertha M.  1855 1946  
Overson, Andrew  Aug 21, 1891 Sep 5, 1974  
Overson, Belma   Mar 4, 1895 Mar 12, 1996  

Overson, Herbert  

Nov 30, 1923 Jul 17, 1984  
Overson, Gordon Merle   Feb 8, 1928 Dec 16, 1997 A2C U.S. AIR FORCE KOREA
Heggestuen, Myron P.   1899 1943  
Knutson, Joseph   Apr 22, 1882 Jan 23, 1905  
Erickson, Olava   Jan 25, 1846 Dec 1, 1915  
Bjornstad, Ole    1842 1927 Father
Kleven, Ole B. *    Sep 16, 1889 Dec 15, 1952 PFC CO D 311 Egrs,. Minnesota 86 DIV WW I

Kleven, Della  

1894 1977  

One Stone

Ericksen, Emil George   – Sep 29, 1900

Ericksen, Elek  

 

Oct 2, 1882

 

 

Sep 29, 1900

Nov 20, 1899

 

 

Alder 46 Aar 6 M 14 D

Erickson, Clifton  1922 1925  
Nelson, Leonard C.     May 27, 1912 Jan 1, 1995 Father
Nelson, Mabel J.    Jul 14, 1920 Apr 12, 1965 Mother
Nelson, Carol Margaret     Aug 29, 1951  Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Nelson
Nelson, Olivia     Jan 26, 1873 Dec 10, 1932 Mother
Nelson, Gustaf W.   Jun 6, 1867 Aug 9, 1940 Father
Nelson, Christ     May 24, 1898 Mar 1, 1971 Son
Nelson, John G.   Dec 19, 1896 Nov 12, 1914  
Bang, Elida  1893 1976  
Bang, Bertha J.    1856 1936 Mother
Bang, Ole H.   1847 1928 (1915 Atlas lists Ole H. Bang as section 17, 19 and 20, 916 acres, section 18, 28 acres, wife Jennie, children Anne, Rose and Elida, 35 years in county.)
Bang, Carl J.  1895 1895  
Olson, Anne    1815 1901 (Matching stone to the Bang family)
Farder, Hanna  Dec 9, 1857 Dec 18, 1929  
Farder, Ole S.   Feb 20, 1844 Aug 25, 1941  
Farder, Clarinda    1932  
Farder, Baby    1925  
Farder, Gwendoline 1917  1918  
Bratvold, Anna S.   Mar 28, 1886 Aug 11, 1908  
Anderson, Asna  1888 1962  
Anderson, Martin E.  1875 1951  

One stone

Bang, Olaf H. 

Bang, Clara A. 

 

1890

1891

 

1974

1974

 

One stone

Anderson, Barbara E.  

Anderson, Joseph C.  

 

Jan 9, 1921

Jun 23, 1923-

Apr 11, 1994

 

 

One stone

Bang, Gina M. 

Bang, Henry O.

1885

1927 

1980

1927 

 

Mother

Father (Two stones for Henry.  1915 Atlas lists Henry Bang as section 17, 19 and 20, wife Gena, children Olger,)

Bang, Beatrice A.  1920 1920  
Bang, Norman T.  1923 1923  
Bang, Eugene W.  1924 1924  
Lofthus, Harles L.   Aug 24, 1933 Feb 3, 1957 Minnesota SP3 MED CO 35 INF REGT
Nelson, Rose M.  1891 1928  
Nelson, Anna C.  1887 1951  Wife
Nelson, Eddie  Feb 11, 1895 May 30, 1983  U.S. ARMY WW I         
Lofthus, Mavis B.  1926 1929  
Lofthus, Halvor L.  1857 1930  
Lofthus, Gunhild  1864 1946  
Lofthus, Theodore  1904 1949  
Gran, Emil G.  1892 1897  
Gran, Henry L.  1884 1959  

One stone

Nelson, Carl 

Nelson, Hazel M. Peterson 

 

Apr 20, 1900

Nov 1913 – Sep 22, 2002

 

Oct 2, 1988 

Nov 1913 – Sep 22, 2002

 
Nelson, Milo D.  Dec 3, 1941 Nov 28, 1994 US ARMY
Lindroth, Wayne E.  Oct 30, 1923 May 30, 2002  TEC 5 US ARMY World War II
Erickson, NeAlda Mae,  May 1931 1985  
Erickson, Halbert O.  1887 1970  
Brennum, Paul  Mar 12, 1902  Jul 16, 1976  
Brennum, John  May 26, 1898 May 8, 1958  
Brennum, Ole J.   Jul 4, 1857 Jan 13, 1933  (1915 Atlas lists Ole Brennum Section 8, 160 acres, Oak Park Twp. Sec 7, 40 acres, wife Marret, children John, Martin, Paul, Mary and Ruth, 37 years in county.)
Brennum, Martin  Feb 26, 1900 Jan 3, 1929  
Brennum, Marit  Jun 23, 1866 Jul 1, 1925  
Hoff – Base of stone only      
Gowan, Rodney James 1950 1953  
Gowan, Elanna Kay    1952  Our Baby
Gowan, Alma Grenlin   Mar 31, 1894 May 31, 1898  
Gowan, Miranda Sue     1976 Feb 23, 1977 Age 4 months 27 days  Baby of Ray and Mary
Rust, Louis L.  1902 1965  

One stone

Gowan Jr., Roy 

Gowan, Eunice 

 

Aug 27, 1928

Oct 18, 1927 –

Apr 23, 2003  
Mallinger, Julia T.  Sep 2, 1921 Apr 27, 1978  
Erickson, Julia M.   1901 1985  Mother
Erickson, Carl H.     1885 1973 Father
Brennum, Peder J.   Feb 23, 1854 Jan 29, 1930  
Brennum, Sofie   Jan 1, 1859 Dec 15, 1915  
Brennun, Marie P.   Jun 5, 1892 Oct 3, 1892 (different spelling)
Narveson, Andrew C.  1870 1955 Father
Narveson, Lena L.  1868 1953  Mother
Larson, Anders   Oct 24, 1830 Mar 24, 1918  

Larson, Kari  

May 22, 1835 Jan 3, 1923  

One stone

Lofthus, Dorthy Jane 

Lofthus, Gilbert Carl 

 

1903

1901

 

1977

1975

 

One stone

Lofthus, Elsie H. 

Lofthus, Halbert R. 

 

1903

1899

 

2000

1969

 

Johnson, John 

1865 1961  
Martin, Hazel M.  1907 1998  
Martin, Freedom J.  1907 1984  

Ole B. Kleven

Ole B. Kleven

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