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St. Peter Lutheran Church & Cemetery

Once known as St. Petri

This cemetery listing kindly visited and transcribed by Ann, June 2002


 

St. Peter Lutheran Church & Cemetery

Section 1, Columbia Township, Polk County, MN (RRVGS states this cemetery in Norman County)

Rural Lengby – East of Fosston , MN

 

St. Petri Lutheran Church (now known as St. Peter) was organized in 1888.  Served by Rev. G.P. Nesseth, Rev. Jerdee, Pastor Refsdahl and Pastor Kringle among others.  Lars Sovick donated the land for the cemetery in 1893.The church closed in 1966 and is used once a year for a special service and sometimes for funerals.   It is well cared for by neighbors who can be very proud of their preservation of Columbia township history.  This church is right next to the Clearwater County / Polk County line so there are now doubt people from both counties buried here. 

 

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NAME

DATES

REMARKS

Anderson, Elmer O. Apr 23, 1914Dec 21, 1980  
Johnson, Daniel D.  Jul 11, 1970Jan 4, 1982  
Anderson, Christine Aug 7, 1877Oct 6, 1965  
Anderson, John K. May 4, 1877 – May 7, 1958  
 Brustad, Anna J. 1886 1971  
Brustad, Ole J. 1874 1958  
Gillen, Jeannie P. Jan 3, 1950Oct 2, 1988  
Anderson, Clifford A. Oct 12, 1911Jan 16, 1988  
Nelson, Nels R. Aug 14, 1915 May 11, 1964 Minnesota Tec. 5, 474 Inf. World War II BSM
Nelson, Clarence H.  Dec 25, 1912Jul 30, 1986  Tec. 3, U.S. Army World War II
Nelson, Ella J. 1912 1978 Mother
Borud, Esther A. Jul 30, 1905 Jun 30, 1948 Mother
Borud, George S. Jun 18, 1901Jul 18, 1979 Father
Sovick, Hilda C. 1885 1967 Mother
Sovick, Hans A. 1879 1952 Father
Sovick, Harold C.  Nov 16, 1909Jul 10, 2001  
 Sovick, Leonard F. Jan 29, 1915Mar 3, 1989 SGT U.S. Army World War II
Sovick, Clifford M. Feb 9, 1913Jan 18, 1993  PVT U.S. Army World War II ( Twin to Carl)
Sovick, Carl Oliver Feb 9, 1913Oct 6, 1999 (Twin to Clifford)
 Trulsen, Leonard K. 1916 1996  
Trulsen, Ruth E. (Sovick) 1918 - (Sovick)
Johnson, Syverina 1913 – 1967  
Johnson, Peder R. 1906 1989  
Anderson, Ingeborg Apr 20, 1894Aug 26, 1986 Mother
Anderson, Andrew H. May 27, 1883 Aug 26, 1966 Father
 Anderson, Mabel B. Feb 9, 1921 Dec 19, 2000  PFC U.S. Army World War II
Miller, Karen Sveum Aug 17, 1899Aug 7, 1994  
Miller, Floyd Emmett Oct 19, 1887Sep 20, 1959 Minnesota Sgt. Hq. Co. Engr. OS Det. World War II
Peterson, Christ Father Oct 12, 1864Oct 26, 1959  
 Peterson, Maria Aug 18, 1874Dec 17, 1954 Mother
 Peterson, Willie  Aug 11, 1908Nov 26, 1988 Son
Anderson, Magnus May 16, 1880Apr 14, 1955 Father
Anderson, Tilda Aug 23, 1891Feb 16, 1982 Mother
Anderson, Magnus M. Aug 18, 1925 – Mar 1. 1945 Minnesota PFC 346 Inf. 87 Div. World War II 
Anderson, Lloyd E. Apr 25, 1919Jun 8, 1987  
 Anderson, Earl K. Jul 3, 1921 Dec 23, 1978 TEC 5, U.S. Army World War II
 Borud, Melvin A.  Sep 24, 1898Dec 14, 1964  Minnesota Pvt. 3 Co. Coast Artillery World War II
Olson, Ove Bernhard Mar 4, 1896Aug 9, 1968 Minnesota Pvt. III Guard Co. ASC World War I
Olson, Inga C. Jul 19, 1897Nov 6, 1979  
Johnson, Loyd J. March 3, 1910Feb 9, 1998  
Johnson, Inga Aug 5,1910Jun 19,  2002  
 Johnson, Gary L.  Nov 23, 1941 Jun 1, 1972  
 Olson, O. Bernhart Mar 4, 1896Aug 9, 1968  
Olson, Inga C.    
 Ekeland, Kaia M. 1900 1990  
Ekeland, Hans O. 1899 1983  
Ekeland, Harlan 1930 2002  
Olson, Erwin B. 1895 1874 Father
Olson, Stella P. 1908 1985 Mother, Married Oct 8, 1926
Magnuson, Alfred E. 4 Jun 19067 Jul 1991 Father
Magnuson, Agnes D. 24 Aug 19155 Jan 1998 Mother
Magnuson, Magnus O. Sep 13, 1904Oct 16, 1991  

Magnuson, Julia E.

Mar 8, 1912Aug 5, 1993  
Hanson, Levon Herdys Apr 4, 1930Mar 13, 1931  
Olson, Lorraine Mavis May 15, 1934Oct 2, 1935  
Olson, Leroy James Sep 27, 1932Nov 5, 1932 Beloved children of Lloyd & Martha
Olson, Baby Boy Feb 28, 1931Mar 1, 1931 Beloved children of Lloyd & Martha
Olson, Thea 1873 1952 Mother
Olson, Lloyd C. 1900 1978  
Olson, Martha M. 1913 - Married Jul 1, 1930
Berendtson, Berent Martin 7 Jun 184623 Jan 1918 FODT  PAA SVANO NORWAY
Gunheim, Einar May 11, 1892Jul 29, 1969 Minnesota Cpl. Co. B 36 Inf. World War I
Gunheim, Clara Tollefson 1894 1971  
Tollefson, Baby Laura A. 1902  
Tollefson, Louis O. 1907 1909  

Tollefson, Annie

1866 1909 1866 1909
Tollefson, Gilbert 1864 1942 Father
Tollefson, Laura A. 1903 1913  
Bjore, Mari O. 26 Mai 1866 23 Sep 1902  
Bjore, Olava Jul 24, 1875Aug 18, 1892  
Olson, Minda Dec 12, 1896Feb 5, 1997  
Bjore, Hildor 1899 – 1903   
Olson, Oliver L. Nov 25, 1893Feb 4, 1975  Pvt. U.S. Army

Bjore, Mrs. A.

6 Mai 1858 14 Sep 1904 (Goro Skoien)
Borud, Minnie G. Apr 1892 Sep 1892  
Borud, Ole J.  Jan 19, 1863 Mar 5, 1945 Father
Borud, Randina Dec 11, 1857Oct 22, 1936 Mother
Borud, Minnie Aug 1, 1893Oct 16, 1938 Daughter
Borud, Ellen J. Apr 27, 1891 – May 25, 1970  Pvt. Btry. B 348, Fld. Arty. World War I
Borud, Baby Girl Feb 1923 Feb 1923  

Borud, Oscar & Emma

   
Eilertson, Elsa Dec 25, 1864Nov 21, 1907  

Stenstuen, Marit

1827 – 1906  
Iverson, Clara Dolphin 1870 1940 Mother
Iverson, John 1851 1903  
Iverson, Johannes 1903 1904  
Iverson, Magnus Aug 27, 1895Apr 2, 1918 Camp Grant Ill. 132 Engr. Corps WWI
Larson, John 1860 1934 Uncle
Rud, Jens 1863 1935 Father

Rud, Gunda Helene

24 Dec 186923 Jul 1908  
Olson, Hannah 1894 1980 Mother

Olson, Pedor

1894 1941 Father
Olson, Clarence O. Apr 27, 1922 – May 16, 1999  
Olson, Olaus 1867 1946 Father
Olson, Kresthine 1868 1938 Mother
Husager, Berthe O. 10 Aug 18221 Apr 1908  
Foss, Clara O. 1886 1972  
Foss, Alfred 1884 1967  
Foss, Ole T. 1857 1947  

Foss, Beret F.

1857 1937  
Foss, Baby Boy 1896 Baby Boy Foss- Son of Ole and Beret Foss. He is referred to in Ole's
obituary as Tron Foss (Ole's father's name). Born and died July 10th
1896.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

____ Alma  Apr 26, 1891 – May 12, 1919  
Olson, Orin Ingram  Apr 3, 1921Dec 22, 2000  PFC U.S. Army World War II 95th Infantry Division
Jenson, Margaret 7 Apr 1847 7 Dec 1912  
Jenson, Andreas 25 Nov 1851 8 Jun 1920  
Jenson, Bessie Feb 6, 1881 Jan 19, 1927  
Sorgaard, Johanna Nov 8, 1837Dec 29, 1922 Mother

Sorgaard, Carl

May 15, 1839Oct 18, 1916 Father
Olson, Sina Oct 11, 1853Dec 29, 1936  

Carlson, Jens

1867 1953  
Rud, Edwin R. 1902 1983  
Anderson, Ruth 1916 1917  

Anderson, James

1911 1912  
Anderson, Erling E.  Jul 15, 1941Jun 4, 1983 - U.S. Navy  
Ramsrud, Martinus Apr 22, 1853Sep. 16, 1933  
Ramsrud, Mathilda Apr 23, 1888Jun 4, 1967  
Skoien, Alfred Sep 3, 1907 – May 12, 1955  PFC 46 Armd  Infantry Bn World War II BSM
Kolben, Ragnhild 1869 1952 Mother
Kolben, Ole H. 1862 1949 Father
Kollon, Petter Aug 31, 1896Jun 14, 1992  
Kollon, Herman Mar 19, 1895Nov 1, 1990  
Kollon, Mary Nov 7, 1898Sep 9, 1993  
Hoyt, Gilbert L. Jun 24, 1858Aug 27, 1937  
Larson, Chersti Mar 18, 1822Nov 1, 1921  
Nelson, Elmer O. Oct 22, 1909Dec 6, 1969 Minnesota PFC Co. B 69 Armd Inf Bn PH World War II
Myrvold, Randina Marie Nelson 1875 1937  
 Nelson, Nels Father 1863 1923  
Nelson, Richard 1893 1976  
Anderson, Roy 1903 1927 Brother
Anderson, Albertina 1868 1954 Mother
Ekeland, Agnes  Jan 1, 1896Feb 17, 1969  
Ekeland, Martin May 8, 1892Nov 15, 1967  
Hanson, Evelyn Fern Oct 1, 1922Nov 1, 2001   
Hanson, Emma E. Mar 26, 1891 May 12, 1984  
Hanson, Even 1876 1941  
Hanson, Harvey 1924 – 1994  
Wick, Othde C. 1891 1943 His Wife
Wick, John C. Husband 1874  
Sovick, Lars P. 1824 1912 A Pioneer
Sovick, Ingeborg L. 1847 1891 A Pioneer-  Lars donated this cemetery sight in 1893

1891- Ingeborg Sovick. Born in Norway Apr 4th 1847. Maiden name
Frostad. She was the second wife of Lars Sovick. She died of
influenza (Le Grippe, in the parlance of that day) on May 4th 1891,
and was buried on Lars Sovick's farm as there was not yet any church
or cemetery. In Feb of 1892, Lars Sovick donated the land around
Ingeborg's grave for a church and cemetery. In 1899 an agreement was
made to trade the land in the north part of the cemetery back to Lars
Sovick for a piece of land on the south side that abutted the road.
This required the reburial of those persons buried north of the new
line. Ironically, Ingeborg Sovick was one that had to be moved. She
was the mother of eight children : Peter, Ole*, Hans*, Edwin, Henry,
Carolina (Bjorke), Juliana (Holden), and Emma (Halkinrud). Henry was
adopted out after his mother died and went by Henry A Berg.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008
 

Hanson, Martha Dec 19, 1892 Mar 12, 1986 Sister
Wevang, Clara (Hanson) Apr 20, 1898 Aug 13, 1965 (Hanson)
Hanson, Lewis Mar 18, 1900  Brother
Hanson, Julia May 10, 1894Sep 18, 1966 Sister
Hanson, Ingaborg Jan 16, 1855Sep 5, 1954 Mother
Hanson, John J. May 14, 1855 May 17, 1930 Father
Sveum, Caeser Jul 29, 1895Apr 13, 1916  
Sveum, Christian H. Jun 17, 1862 Nov 30, 1926 Father
 Sveum, Ida May 12, 1866Jul 8, 1956 Mother
Sveum, Henry M. Apr 25, 1911Nov 11, 1945  
Sveum, Ingvald Sep 26, 1893Jun 5, 1988  

Howell, Ida

1903 1946 Mother
Ekeland, Anna 1862 1941 Mother
Ekeland, Irene Aug 2, 1888Apr 9, 1947 Sister
Shortley, Ethel A. Feb 9, 1904Nov 30, 1962  
Ekeland, Frank 1884 1947 Father
 McAllister, Sara 1896 1934 Mother
Sovick, Lawrence 1904 1933  
Sovick, Pauline 1882 1939 Mother
Sovick, Ole B. 1874 1955 Father
Anderson, Peter M. 1884 1947  
Tollefson, Lesa 1855 – 1967  
Tollefson, Lars B. 1910 1971  
Tollefson, Elsie L. 1929 1999  
Trulsen, Lyle Merle  Jun 12, 1957Jan 14, 1990   
Olson, Eileen 1886 1962  
Hanson, Kriste 1860 1940 Grandmother
Gudmunson, M. 1895 1972  
Gudmonson, G. Enogh May 24, 1904Feb 13, 1966  
Tollefson, Florence A. 1925 1928  
Knudson, Rasmus 6 Sep 1845 1911 Feb 21  
Anderson, Josephine Jan 27, 1853Nov 29, 1928  
Olson, Lars Jul 29, 1848Oct 2, 1917  
Anderson, A. Ingorborg 21 Nov 188218 Aug 1903  
Aasmark, Ole O. Age 68 yrs. 1896- Ole O Aasmark. Born in Norway in 1828. He died in May of 1896.
His wife's name was Elisabeth, but she is not buried here. They had
two children we know of, Lars*, and Talak*. He was another reburial.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

Aasmark, Tallak O. Age 65 yrs.  
Unmarked Graves    
Belsheim, Anna 1880 Norway - June 28th 1892 1892- Anna Belsheim (also spelled Belsem, but Belsheim is the way it
was written in all the early records). Born in Norway in 1880. Died
of TB on June 28th 1892. She was the daughter of Osten and Martha
Belsheim, who farmed in Popple Township, Clearwater (at that time
Beltrami) County. She had a sister, Betsy who was born in Renville
County MN on Dec 17th 1883. She also died and was buried at St Petri
in the 1890's but we don't know when exactly (probably prior to
1895). The graves are not marked, but we do know the location of the
Belsheim lot.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008
 

Belsheim, Betsey Dec 17th 1883 - ? 1890's 1892- Anna Belsheim (also spelled Belsem, but Belsheim is the way it
was written in all the early records). Born in Norway in 1880. Died
of TB on June 28th 1892. She was the daughter of Osten and Martha
Belsheim, who farmed in Popple Township, Clearwater (at that time
Beltrami) County. She had a sister, Betsy who was born in Renville
County MN on Dec 17th 1883. She also died and was buried at St Petri
in the 1890's but we don't know when exactly (probably prior to
1895). The graves are not marked, but we do know the location of the
Belsheim lot.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

Bjore, Olava 24 July 1875 Norway - 18 Aug 1892 1892 - Olava Bjore- Born in Norway on July 24th 1875. Bit of a mystery here.
According to Polk county recorder, this is a daughter of Anders
Bjore. They couldn't make out the wife's name as it was smudged, but
Guro would have been quite young when Olava was born, not that it was
impossible, but not extremely common. Was
Anders Bjore married before, or is this a sister, or is this Anders
and Guro's daughter? Anyway, she died on Aug 18th 1892.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

Borud, Minnie Geneva 19 Apr 1892 - 7 Oct 1892 1892 - Minnie Geneva Borud- Infant- Born in MN on Apr 19th 1892. Died Oct
7th 1892.
Parents- Ole and Randina Borud.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

Olson, Oskar Edwin 26 Mar 1892 - 3 Jan 1893 1893- Oskar Edwin Olson- Infant- Born in MN March 26th 1892. Died Jan
3rd 1893. Parents-Olaus and Christine Olson. His grave is unmarked.


Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008
Larson, Lisa (Elisa Bjore) 27 Aug 1887 - 27 Nov 1895 1895- Lisa A Larson- Born Aug 27th 1887 in Norway . Another
mystery. Polk County recorder says this is a daughter of Anders and
Guro Bjore. I know it was not unheard of at the time for girls in a
family to take the dad's middle name as a last name. In something I
read that Minda Bjore Olson wrote, it said that Anders and Ole
Bjore's dad was named Lars, and I know they both had the middle
initial L. (Larson?) So it could be I suppose. . Lisa is buried in Anders Bjore's lot. She
died on Nov 27th 1895. Her grave is not marked. (The location of all
the unmarked graves are known).

 

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

Bjore, Elisa (Lisa Larson) 27 Aug 1887 - 27 Nov 1895 1895- listed as Lisa A Larson- Born Aug 27th 1887 in Norway . Polk County recorder confirms this is daughter of Anders Bjore and Goro Skoien (Thanks to Tim and Laura Johnson)
Lisa is buried in Anders Bjore's lot. She died on Nov 27th 1895. Her grave is not marked. (The location of all the unmarked graves are known).
Knutson, Simon 1840 Norway - 12 Dec 1895 Simon Knutson- Born in Norway in 1840. He died Dec 12th 1895. His
wife's name was Louise. They had no children. It was in their house
that the St Petri congregation was first organized in 1888. They
farmed in Popple Township, but had operated a hotel in Southern MN
when they first came over. His grave is unmarked.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4 2008

     
     
     
     
     

 

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