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Varnes Lutheran Church & Cemetery

Melvin, Polk Co., MN

Liberty Township - Section 10



The church was
 built in 1890.  It was first organized on June 23, 1881
in the home of Andrew Hammer, a distant relative.


Thanks to Dennis Thorson and his wife who walked the cemetery and took pictures June 2002


Maren Lukason    b 1823 Norway  d  1900
Ole T Thorson  b 7-1-1823  Norway  d 6-21-1929
Keren Thorson  nee Hanson b 1851 Norway  d 1903
Ludwig A Thorson   b 1877  Norway d 2-9-1951
Anna L Thorson  b 1866 d 1966
Roy Levi Thorson  b  1906  d  1-16-1908
Effie L Thorson  b  1910  d 6-6-1910
Forrest C Thorson  b 9-23-1913  d  2-14-2001
Evangline M Thorson  b 4-13-1915  d 6-27-2000
Michael Thorson  b 3-13-1939  d 9-12-1939
Effie Thorson  b 1892  d 1899
Andrew Thorson  b 1890  d  1899
Ole C Thorson  b  2-28-1881 Norway d  7-20-1958
Mathilda B Thorson  nee Hammer  b -8-3-1882 Norway  d 8-18-1815
Randy Hammer  nee  Berg  b 11-6-1856 Norway d 12-12-1934
Andrew Hammer  b 12-41828  d 5-27-?
Ole P Hammer  b 9-12-1870 d 6-11-1883
Ludwig Hammer b 1013-1860  d  8-19-1934
Mary Hamer  b 4-1-1862  d  1-10-1946
Alma O Hammer  b  11-4-1886  d 11-28-1886
Alfred O Hammer  b Nov. 1885  d 11-281886
Alma O Hammer  b 11-29-1887  d  5-27-1888
Helmer R Hammer  b 10-16-1884  d May 1864
Jonette Hammer   b 1889  d 1965
Henry Albert Hammer  b 8-28-1880  2 3-8-1957
Lilly Hammer  nee Halvorson  b 1884  d 1962
Dora Ada Hammer b 6-30-1911  d 5-21-1912
Irene Atlanta Hammer  b 6-30-1911  d 7-27-1911
Barbro Berg  b 6-15-1812  Norway  d 9-3-1905
Guttorm Berg b  8-16-1836 Norway d  6-2-1905
Knut Berg b 2-13-1851 Norway  d 2-24-1910


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