Meriden Township Cemetery
(also known as the Brase Cemetery)
Recorded July 23 1985 by Ron Houghtelin, Owatonna, Minnesota

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German

      This cemetery is located in Meriden twp in the SW corner of section 29 .  This cemetery is mowed and some maintenance. (No fence.)

      *Several old stone markers are broken and illegible. Most of the stone markers are in good condition. The most general nationality appears to be of German ancestry, many born in Germany as is indicated by inscriptions

      Meriden cemetery was originally surveyed Sept 1865 an is recorded in the Steele County Recorders office in Owatonna. I will list the original names of plat owners at time of first survey at the end of this report. Also in 1885 20 more burial sites were plated in this cemetery.

Abbe
     Otilla  May 8 1870  July 12 1911
     * Children of FO Abbe
      inf dau    May 16 1897
      inf son    Apr 17 1898
      inf son    Dec 23 1899
     Wilhelmine(mutter) 19 Feb 1849- 3 Sept 1930
     Welhelm  (vater)      25 Juli 1848- 16 Nov 1903 osp
      Louse                    25 Nov 1825- 27 Sept 1906
      Heinrich                 25 Mar 1827-  4 Sept 1895 osp
      Albert FG                3 June 1877-26 Nov 1878 osp
      Martin  s/o L & K   26 Jan 1895- 16 Oct 1895  osp
      Alma WH  d/o Fredrich & Henriette  d Apr22 1880  age1y 9m 27d
      Henriette W   w/o F 29 Apr 1859- 18 Oct 1890 osp

Altenberg
     Henry                 1870-1892
     Dwaine   Dec 30 1927  Sept 16 1931
     baby Grass    Dec 29 1927   osp

Altenburg
     Carolina  5  Mar 1835- 7  May 1913
     Fredrich  20 Feb 1828- 27 Oct 1889
 

Bathel
     Kathrine           1862-1946
     Henry               1858-1945
 

Beck
     Simon   b 1810 d Oct 4 1884

Behsmann
     Marcus   Geb 30 Aug 1847 Gest 12 Aug 1908
     Dora (mother)2  Nov 1859 Gest  1 Mar 1936

Blohm
     H Franz   2 Feb 1784- 14 May 1877  age 93 3m 12d
    William B  s/o Henry & Margaret   d June 3 1873  age 15y 13d

Bluhm
    Henriette              Oct 2 1841  May 5 1903  age 61y 7m
     Anna (Rosenau) Sept 7 1811  Jan 8 1885  age 73y 4m

Brase
     Heinrich FC (vater) Geb 2 June 1851 Gest 25 Jan 1898
     Minna M               Geb 25 June 1860 Gest 15 June 1936 oss
     Paul LF                Geb 30 Mar  1896 Gest 14 Sept 1909 oss
     Gilbert A                        Geb 29 Apr-Gest 8 June 1906
     Wilhelm HF           Geb 22 Feb 1826 Gest 8 Feb 1906

Buelow
     John (father)    d Mar 20 1896  age 46y 11m 6d
      *inf dau of JC & BL  d Aug 17 1886  age 2m

Buker
     Henry    10 May 1838- 10 Apr 1918
     Caroline  2 Ock 1847- 2 Juli 1944
     Gertruth  CA   Geb 25 Juli   Gest 5 Jan 1887
     Ludwig C  8 Nov 1876- 19 Dec 1876

Caspersen
     Ole     d 26 Apr 1874   age 49y 9m 29d
     Peter       Nov 20 1833  Sept 27 1907
     Carie M  May 20 1835  May  18 1916 oss
    Ole           Apr 10 1866  Apr  13 1877 oss

Daetz/Datz
     Otto GR (Daetz) Sohn/ R & E Daetz  Geb 28 Marz 1875   Gest 5 Dez 1897
     Amelia    Datz Apr 17 1851  May 27 1935 osp
     Rudolph  Datz Oct 24 1844  June 25 1929 osp

Daetz/Detz
     Wilhelm                  Mar 10 1810   Sept 17 1894
     August                    23 Aug 1879-  18 Sept 1879
     Emil JF   s/o R & E 13 Mar 1877-   11 June 1877
     Maria       b 17 Feb 1875     d 10 May 1875
     Anna            d June 28 1873  age 20y 4m 1d
     Maria (Stein)              6 Jan 1825- 6 Dec 1899

Davis
      Eliza   w/o W Davis   d Jan 8 1890     age 71y 5m
     William                       d Feb 16 1884  age 53y 14m
      *marker broken (illegible unknown)    osp

Dolgner  (broken stone marker)
     Wilhelmine         w/o G  1874   age 52y
     Marie CD    28 July 1831- 2 June 1908
    August F    b Oct 1846 in Deutschland   d 1 Apr 1897

Drache
     Minnie                Mar 17 1893   Oct 6 1896
     Carl F (father)      Oct 19 1865  Sept 25 1925
     Adele  (mother)   June 26 1870  Apr 11 1952 oss
     Edwin A (father          1905-1973
     Max C                   July 6,7 1945

Drinken
     Ella AC           10 Sept 1885- 6 Sept 1886
     Johann             10 June 1816- 12 Nov 1897
     Marie                 9 Feb  1816- 3 May  1878

Ferguson
     Somer P d/o DP (our little) Feb 8 1865  May 1 1865

Fette
     Conrad       12 Jan 1838- 21 Nov 1906
     Wihelmine 20 Dez 1848- 17 Juni 1907 oss
     Henry         Jan   2 1872  Feb 15 1873
     Louis        June 17 1869  Jan 30 1873 oss
     Wilhelm    20 Dec 1845- 24 Aug 1905
     Elisa           1 Feb 1847- 14 July 1914
     Lilly                         1902-1912
     Martha                    1877 1923
     William                    1877-1954
     baby boy   Fette   Apr 1916
     Josephine (Kawell) 1907-1930 (Fette plot)

Franz (marker broken)
     *no other name-28 Sept 1873

Grunz
     Adolph      27 Sept 1887- 31 Sept 1887

Hass
     Gottleib                  1876-1952
     Emma (mother)      1880-1913
      *babies--Irma, Clarence, margaret
     G Hass  (stones)
     W Hass (stones)

Heinz
     August                 1856-1939
     Amelia                 1869-1943 oss
     Klara         10 Feb 1884- 11 Nov 1891
     Maria (Schuldt) 16 June 1862- 6 May 1886 oss
     Johann       19 Feb 1889- 9  Sept 1885 oss

Kerger
     August          Feb 6 1821  Mar 20 1886 age 62y
     Wilhelmine   Feb 25 1826 Oct 20 1887 age 61y

Krenke
     Mathilda LW (Geborne Fette)  July 12 1887   Mar 5 1917

Kujath
     Louise        Nov 13 1838  Nov 2 1887

Mahl
     C Heinrich    1 Feb 1876- 20 Oct 1895
     Carl   (father)         1842-1914
     Sophia (mother)     1842-1920

Meinking
     Wiehalm C (vater)      13 Fabuar 1833- Ocktober 1885
     Louise M (mutter) 24 Seytember 1834- 1 Fabuar 1917

Miller
     Alven AL                        Dec 26 1875  Mar 23 1885
     Anne   w/o Henry Miller   d July 7 1872  age 42y 8m 2d

Mundt
     Wilhelm                            4 Oct  1814- 27 Oct  1884 age 70y 23d
     Alfred W                         25 July 1878- 27 Sept 1881
     Heinrich                          10 Oct  1842- 20 Nov  1900

Norrel
     Wilhelmine                       July 16 1887  Nov 3 1912

Oeljen
     Herbort HH                    26 Mar 1902- 16 Aug 1902

Olhoeft
     Heinrich                           Feb 23 1844  July 8 1914
     Dorathea                          Aug  8 1856  May  5 1939

Ost
     Fredrich                 d Aug 25 1901 age 88y

Palas
     R C C               Sept 1 1868 (no other data)
     J J                              13 July 1873- 14 July 1873

Petrich
     Minnie                               1862-1896

Pump
     Martin       (n/d)

Radke
     Wilbert H (father)               1916-----
     Freada S  (mother)             1924-----

Rosenau
     infant s/o H & G b&d Jan 6 1873
     G E                   died Oct 31 1873  age 26y
     Anne Rosenaub b Sept 7 1811 d Jan 8 1885  age 73y 4m   **on Bluhm plot

Rueter
     Ernest (father)     Oct 2 1848  Nov 24 1933
     Minna  (mother) Aug 3 1848  Jan  5 1925
     Heinrich D Geb 27 Dec 1811 Gest 4 Juni 1898
     Charlotte   Geb9 Maerz 1809 Gest 22 Mai 1897

Sahler
     Mary                               1866-1955

Sannemann
     Maria K        12 Mar 1816- 30 Dec 1904
     Heinrich          19 Jan 1802- 25 May 1888 oss

Schmidt
     Minnie A   w/o HC   d Aug 31 1890  age 21y 5m 5d
     Arthur E H  s/o HC  6 MA  d Jan 10 1891  age 1y 10d

Schollejerdes
     C D            21 Feb 1823- 21 Apr 1903
     Marquregia 16 June1825- 18 Mar 1895
     Armin         Mar 17 1931  Sept 21 1933
     John B (illegible)  old stone (vhtr)  n/d (unknown)

Schuelke
     *stone  marker                    n/d

Schuldt
     Wilhelm   28 Nov 1866- 15 Apr 1873
     Anna        21 Feb 1869-  2 Oct 1873 oss
     Heinrich      Aug 5 1826  Jan 13 1894
     *marker illegible (osp) unknown
     Joanna  (mother)    1849-1929
     Carl    (father)        1843-1930
     George          n/d

Schulz
     Herman     26 Mar 1860- 16 May 1935
     Emilie        22 Mar 1864- 29 Mar 1904

Sommer  (broken marker incomplete name)
     Wilhelmine  W/ Zacharia 20-?  (illegible)

Stelter
     Henriette   30 Sept 1847- 14 Jan 1904
     Michael      7 Mar 1839 - 26 June 1910
     Anna J d/o M & H 24 Dec 1876- 1 Mar 1882

Stoldt
     Friedrich  d Aug 22 1873 age 38y(19m?)

Voss
     Sofia (mother)     1841-1921
     Henry (father)      1839-1922 osp
     Johann J   4 Apr 1833- 25 Oct 1903
     Frad Johnn Oct 1822- 16 Nov 1906 (Von Ellen Neelke)

Wichlow
     Ida M D  20 Aug 1873- 11 Apr 1901
     Carl J     15 May 1880- 20 Jan 1908

Wiechman
     Carl         Nov 20 1856  Aug 15 1905

Wieclow
     Frederick Nov   9 1836  Sept 17 1922
     Caroline   June 29 1834  Nov  18 1911

Wilker
     J C (father)     June 19 1876  Apr 14 1934
     Anna (mother) Nov 11 1877  Nov 17 1957
     Celia (dau)        July  7 1902  Sept 13 1902
     J H                  Aug 17 1852  Feb 26 1927
     Amelia A  w/o John H  d Oct 20 1891  age 36y 7m 17d osp
     Theador      d Feb 15 1881  age 3d  osp
      *infant s/o JH & AA  (Wilker)   osp
     Rosseto  d/o JH & AA  d June 22 1875  age 3m 1d osp
     Herman   d Dec 21 1879  age 5d   osp
     Edna          Dec 18 1917 Jan 28 1917
     Rosa S L  d/o GL & LW  d Aug 8 1863  age 3m
    Sophia Luiese  d/o GW & LW  b Oct 1 1867
     Anna R B  (n/d)   only a part of a stone marker
     *illegible marker near Wilker plots

Willert
     Emma     Dec 11 1876   Oct 30 1915
     Charles      Feb 3 1873  Apr 20 1920
     *grave site (unknown) marked 1970 only

Wolter
     Joiachim     d 18 Dec 1871     age 69y
     J                     n/d
     Sophia      17 Feb 1860- 4 Nov 1876

Zacharias
     August        8 Oct 1828- 24 Feb 1882
     Louise      21 Feb 1835- 28 Dec 1902

 

                              Estimated unknown grave sites

                  1st section south (8) umgs this section (unknown)
                  2nd section south (20)umgs this section (unknown)
                  3rd section center(12)umgs this section (unknown)
                  4th section north (10)umgs this section (unknown)
                  5th section north (16)umgs this section (unknown)

 

 The original survey in Sept 1865 listed the first lot owners as follows:

                                                (surveyed by Luther Bixby surveyor)

     1   Henry Brase                    Located in section 29 T107N R21W in Meriden twp,
     2   ------------                                        2 miles south of Meriden Minnesota
     3   H Sannem
     4   W Schuldt
     5   H Palas
     6   C H Wilker (JH?)
    15   A Schuldt
    16   H Abbe
    17   F Drinkgeon
    18   W Mundt
    19   E Keding
    20   E Fugerson
    25   H Sannemann
    26   H Bluhm
    35   W Bluhm
 

                               Some nomenclature used in this report

          vhtr = very hard to read                                 german Geb = born
          n/d  = No data                                                   "   "   Gest = died
          y-m-d = year,month,day
          umgs = unmarked grave site                                          osp= on same plot
          s/o-d/o-w/o- = son of/ daughter of/ wife of etc.              oss= on same stone
       

 This record and report by Ron Houghtelin, Owatonna, Minnesota,  recorded July 23 1985.