West Side of Cemetery
Johnson, John 1853-1939
Came to Portal in 1900, had two sons Henry and John
The one daughter, Louise married James Cummins
Johnson, Mary 1870-1956
Wife of John Johnson, daughter of Myra Gobble
Alpers baby 1941
Lanthorn, Peter N. 1878-1948 Father
Came to Portal in 1903 from Effingham, Ill, Married Bessie Tate Nov 29, 1900. Moved to Portal in 1902. Five children, Velma, Gerald D., Ralph, Bruce W., and Merna.
Lanthorn, Bessie E. 1884-1980 Mother
Wife of Peter N. LanthornBorn Aug 17, 1884 at Effingham, Ill
English, Charles D. 1858-1933
Homesteaded southwest of Lignite then moved to Portal to work for the Soo Line Railroad
Two children, Gladys and Harry
English, Nancy 1859-1938
Wife of Charles D. English
Brown, Hugh 1882-1946
Anne Brown Tate's brother, came to Portal in 1910, son of Joseph and Sarah Jamison Brown
Williams, George 1873-1951
Came to Soo Township in 1900, dob listed as January 18 1872, married Nanne Camilla Jensen in 1913. Two children, Marion and Janett
Ness, Lyle G. 1920-1993
Son of Jens Ness and Minnie Nelson Bly, Grandson of Lena and Ole Ness Also Grandson of Agnes Johnson and Henry Nelson, married Fern Klitzke 1943, daughter of Rudolph Klitzke and Ivy Morrison. Two daughters Judy and Nancy
Johnson, Brett R. 1968-1994
Grandson of Lyle G. Ness
Erickson, Annie Kramer 1892-1981
Annie Seim Kramer Erickson, born January 20 1892- died July 1 1981 wife of Harry Kramer married Nov 8 1911. Later married Leonard Erikssen.
Kramer, Harry 1888-1936
From Holland, clerk at Soo depot in Portal, started the United Railway Brokerage, with C. T. Holmes, which later became the Union Brokerage in Portal. Five children Harry, Irene, Oarlie, Bob and John
Kramer, John W. 1918-1992
Son of Annie Seim Kramer and Harry Kramer, Was president of the Union Brokerage in Portal.
Married Jean Paulson in 1938 in Grand Forks, Two sons; Wade and Kevin.
Wheeler, Fred M. Feb 22 1861-Oct 25 1940
Born in Elmira, New York, Homesteaded in Richland Township, Burke Co in 1902, wife Mary.
Seven children Theodore, John, Leonard, Katie, Mary, Dolores and Myron
Wheeler, Myron F. July 24 1899-June 16 1969
Son of Fred M. And Mary Wheeler married Gina Gunderson 1922 in Bowbells. Farmed fathers farm. Three children; Elmira, Piermont (Bud) and Joyce Marie.
Christensen, Gina B. Jan 15 1901-Aug 24 1969
Wife of Myron F. Wheeler, daughter of Martin Gunderson and Caroline Olson of Benson, Minnesota. Parents homesteaded in Leaf Mountain twp, Burke Co in 1902. Gina married Hans Christenson of Flaxton in 1952 (died July 24, 1969.
Wheeler, Piermont C. Oct 13 1924-Feb 14 1981 Pfc U.S. Army WWII
Son of Myron F. Wheeler and Gina B. Gunderson, married Shirley Gustafson of Portal
Charlton, Ena E.. 1929-1980 A2C U.S.A.F. Korea
Daughter of Arthur Charlton and Tina Kier of Portal. Born Nov 15 1929-Nov 29 1980.
Charlton, Phyllis A. 1922-1998
Daughter of Arthur Charlton and Tina Kier of Portal, Never married,. Worked may years as a Import Specialist with the U.S. Customs Service in Portal
Charlton, Georgina C. 1928-1994
Daughter of Arthur Charlton and Tina Kier of Portal. Never married.
Row 2 West
Ballantyne, Mayme 1884-1967
Mayme Mallom Ballantyne died June 28 1967
Ballantyne, Thomas J. S. 1873-1931
Thomas Scott Ballantyne Born 25 March 1873 at Troy Mills,Iowa. Died Jan 2 1931.
Homestead 2 ½ miles south of Portal, married 1906. Mason. 11 children Died Jan 2.
Ballantyne, Walter B. 1911-1970
Son of Thomas and Mayme Ballantyne
Ballentyne, Robert B. Mar 30 1916-Sept 21 1994 Tec3 U.S. Army
Son of Thomas and Mayme Ballantyne
Rudh, Anna M 1861-1934
Married Dr O. J. Rudh, Veterinarian. Had six children. She and husband left Battle Lake, Minn to live in Portal in 1907. Children: Edwin, Amanda, Josephine, Phyllis, Raymond and Lillian.
O. J. Rudh died in 1921.
Ofstad, Gunhild Rudh 1890-1968
Daughter of O.J and Anna M. Rudh. Lived in California until the death of her husband, then returned to Portal until her passing. Husband name not listed.
Brekke, Carl O Jan 16 1900-Feb 2 1940
Son of Oliver and Anne Brekke
Brekke, Ann 1949
Peyton, Milo O. Apr 5 1911-1941 N.D. Pfc 52 Field Arty
Milo O Peyton Jr, Son of Milo Peyton and Martha Brekke, grandson of Carl O Brekke
Sjue, Sverre Angel Aug 12 1919-Oct 8 1944 N.D. Aviation Cadet A.A.F.
Son of Hans A. Sjue and Gina Scheldrup
Sjue, Gina S. 1879-1956 Mother
Married Hans A. Sjue Dec 15, 1909
Sjue, Hans A. 1884-1968 Father
Born Sept 17 1884 in Highjord Sogan, Norway, Had a general store in Portal until 1948
Sjue, Albert J. Nov 5 1912-Mar 24 1975 Pvt U.S. Army WWII
Son of Hans and Gina Scherldrup Sjue , operated his father's store after 1948. Married Mary Pederson in 1947. Had three sons; Chris, Gordon and Ronald
Sjue, Gustav L. Dec 12 1915-Jun 22 1986
Son of Hans and Gina Scheldrup Sjue
Sjue, Arlette Nov 5 1920-Dec 13 1984
Gudmunh H. Sjue Sept 26 1917-- April 26 1995 U.S. Army Air Corps WWII
Son of Hans and Gina Scheldrup Sjue
Jorgenson, Erick K. July 10 1897-Jan 8 1973N.D. Pfc U.S.
Army Air Forces WWII
Erick Kristian Jorgenson was born in Norway on July 10 1897. Came to Portal in 1914. Married Mabel Luella Rydell on August 20 1945
Jorgenson, Mabel L. 1903-1990
Mabel Luella Rydell, born April 1903, daughter of Carl Gustaf Rydell and Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson. School teacher in Portal
Kling, Gustav 1912-1979
Engstrom, Clarence W. 1902-1978
Came to the Portal area in 1915 with parents. Married in 1929 to Hilda Saar, had five children;
Wesley, Les, Dale, Mary and Connie.
Parsons, Alford W 1897-1954 Am. Legion
Served in WWI in France., enlisted May 22, 1917, discharged Aug 6, 1919. Alford Leroy (Roy) Parsons Sr born 7 Nov 1897 in Quimby, Iowa, son of John Baldwin Parsons and Martha Ellen Robbins.. She died in 1899 in Iowa..his father then married Margaret Elizabeth Finn in Kenamre. N.D. Alford came to Portal with father and step mother. He married Nora Varona Meyer 29 Mar 1922.. He died 12 July 1954 in Portal. Had four sons Alford Leroy jr, William Baldwin, twin Ray Russell and Roy David. His father, John, knows as J.B or Win lived in Portal for 20-25 years and had the following children by his second wife; Thelma Laverne, Everett Aldus, Delford Ambrose, Maurice Melvin, Margaret Elizabeth, Viola Marion and Robert Baldwin
The above information from Curtis B. Parsons son of Maurice Parsons.
Parsons, Nora V. 1901-1950 Am Legion Aux
Daughter of Otto R Meyer and Hellene Gray, married Alford Leroy (Roy) Parsons.
Meyer, Otto Rienhold 1877-1942 Father
Came to Portal in 1906 from Good Thunder, Minn. Had a harness shop in Portal and later a Service Station.. Wife Ella Gray Meyer. Had five children; Nora, Martin. Helen, Otto Jr, and Frona .
Meyer, Helen Ella Amanda 1890-1941 Mother
Wife of Otto Rienhold Meyer
Klitzke, Rudolph W. 1892-1934
Son of Herman A. W. Klitzke and Clara Gray, immigrants from Germany about 1880. Came Soo Township in 1901. Married Ivy Morrison on April 18 1920. Have four children; Raymond, William, Fern Louise, and Otto
Klitzke, Louise M. 1900-1979
Louise (Ivy) Morrison, daughter of Bell Skinner and Tom Morrison, married Rudolph W. Klitzke
Charlton, Tina A. born 7-28-1890 died 3-10-1979
Tina A. Kier wife of Arthur J. Charlton Born 1888 died Sept 10-1939
Charlton, Arthur J. 1888-1939
Husband of Tina A. Kier Charlton. Married June 1919. Children; Frances, Phyllis, Catherine, Georgina, Ena, Arthur and Ernest.
Uecker, Emma 1874-1937
Emma Givler was born in Indiana in 1874, married Herman Uecker.
Uecker, Herman 1870-1937
Born in Germany, son of Theodore Uecker, homesteaded in Soo Township, married Emma Givler
in 1904. Children; William, Raymond, Robert, Joseph, Sylvia, Albert and Mary
Brockel, Wife of J.E. 1888-1956
Brockel, John E. 1886-1968
Kjelson, Alfred T. Feb 26 1911-Aug 9 1976
Husband of Hazel Holmes Kjelson. Worked for the Soo Line RR
Erickson Mary L. June 1 1915-July 24 1986
Marie Nelson, born in Sweden, wife of Charles Erickson
Erickson, Charles 1867-1953
Born in Sweden in 1867, homesteaded in Soo Township 1896-97, Six children; Elsie, Robert, Stanley, Helen, Ruth, and Olga
Erickson, Stanley 1904-1978
Son of Charles and Marie Nelson Erickson
Crosby, Seth O. 1968-1943
Husband of Josephine Rudh Crosby. Came to Portal from Menomonie, Wisconsin in 1900, Had a large department store with Levi Haffie in Portal. Also plotted and named the town of Crosby, N.D. One child by Josephine Rudh, Phillis. Seth Crosby married prior to Sarah G. Bradway who was born 8 Jan 1866 and died 5 May 1906, buried in Wisconsin. 4 sone, Arthur, Edmond, Albert and William
Crosby, Josephine R. 1880-1964
Josephine R. Rudh. Married Seth O. Crosby in 1906. Father Dr O. J. Rudh who was a Veterinarian
Kjelson, Hazel L. Aug 21 1916-Sept 4 1981
Daughter of Charles T. Holmes and Ida E. Holmes
Holmes, Ida E. 1887-1942 Am Legion Aux
Wife of Charles T. Holmes and mother of Hazel L. Kjelson. Also had daughters Helen and Marge.
Row 4 West
Engstrom, Jane 1882-1950
Wife of Erick Engstrom
Engstrom, Erick I 1876-1953
Born in 1876 near Stockholm Sweden. Married Martha Jane McDaniel in 1899. Came to Portal in 1911. Lived on the Ed Clingman farm in 1915 and then the Henry Saby homestead in 1927
Had 10 children: Mabel, Paula, Phyllis, Wallace, John, Esther, Paul, Margie, and Clarence
Anderson, Ruby C. 1883-1953
Anderson, Fridolf 1873-1951
Dragoo, Eula 1885-1972
Born Dec 6, 1885 in Jamestown. Daughter of Lou Mariner. Eula Mainer Friend Jackson Dragoo Married William Jackson of Portal in 1925. Two children; Marie and Bill Jr.
Dragoo, Bertram 1881-1971
Husband of Eula Mainer Friend Jackson
Bratsberg, Carrie P Apr 11 1877-April 11 1983 Mother
Born in White Rock, S.D. Daughter of Paul Brastsberg of Trondheim, Norway. Came to Portal Township in 1902. Married Andrew Bratsberg in 1898 at Del Rapids, S.D. Farmed at White Rock. S.D. until moving to Portal township.
Children: Henry, Clara, Palma, Olga, Glenn, Stanley and Pearl.
Bratsberg, Andrew P. March 15 1871-May 30 1946 Father
Husband of Carrie P Bratsberg. He was born in Trondheim, Norway and was the son of Andrew Bratsberg.
Bratsberg, Alvin July 24 1899-Dec 25 1988 Son
Son of Andrew and Carrie Bratsberg.
Bratsberg, Stanley July 18 1916-April 28 1988 Son
Son of Andrew and Carrie Bratsberg.
Bratsburg, Gina B. July 6 1901-Nov 8 1998
Daughter of Andrew and Carrie Bratsberg.
Scheldrup, Marius 1889-1986
Born Sovik, Norway Dec 9 1889 . Died Feb 11 1986 Came to Portal July 1908. Bought a farm in Soo Township in 1921. Married Elsie Erickson daughter of Charles and Marie Erickson. Five children: Patricia, Donna, Erling, Marilyn and Carol.
Scheldrup, Elsie M. 1900-1969
Wife of Marius Sheldrup Born 1900 died Nov 22 1969
Ingle, Florence M. 1876-1966 Mother
Florence M. Douglas Ingle, wife of Frank Ingle. Had three children: Elsie, Frank jr. And Mary.
Ingle, Frank M. 1874-1948 Father
Born Nov 14 1874 in Bloomington, Illinois, Married Florence Douglas in Omro, Wisconsin in 1900. Homestead 3 miles south of Portal and also worked for the C.P.R. railroad. Charter member of the Masonic Lodge, also in the Customs Brokerage business. Died Dec 30 1948.
Pierson, Elsie Dec 7 1910-May 20 1945
Daughter of Frank and Florence Ingle.
Zachor, Willard A. 1903-1964
Born 1903 in Renville Co, Minn, Son of Adolph and Dora Zachor. Came to Portal in 1903. Married Martha North on March 27 1935. Mayor of Portal for 10 years.
Zachor, Emily Martha 1903- 1976
Marker not found. Wife of Willard Zachor. Born in North Portal, Sask
Alpers, Paul Edward March 22 1897-Oct 15 1984
Mason Marker Born in Chicago. Children Paul Jr, Raymond, Helen, Betty, Lois, and Joan
Alpers, Irma M. 1898-1959
Am Legion Aux Wife of Paul Alpers
Keller, John July 30 1932-Oct 19 1979
Son of Edward and Barbara Keller
Keller, Barbara 1895-1978 Mother
Barbara Himmelspah Keller, wife of Edward Keller.
Keller, Edward 1892-1960 Father
Born April 8, 1892 in Russia. Married Barbara Himmelspah in Canada and came to the U.S. in 1915. Purchased the Jim Green land just east of Portal in 1941. Spent rest of his life there.
Had four children; Bill, Mary Louise, Josephine Ann and John.
Klitzke, Esther 1898-1984
Wife of Ewald Klitzke. Born in Wimbledon, N.D.
Klitzke, Ewald 1885-1977
Born at Detroit Lakes, Minn, moved to Portal in 1901. Son of Herman A. W. Klitzke and Clara Graf. Married Esther Jose Dec 16, 1914.
Had six children; Calvin, George, Marjorie, Delores, Helen and Kathryn
Martha Klitzke Jensen Sept 1 1895-June 3 1990
Daughter of Herman A. W. Klitzke and Clara Graf. Married Pete Jenson
Smith, George July 24 1922-Jan 31 1984
U.S. Army WWII
Jensen, Peter Carl Nov 24 1887-June 10 1961 N.D. Pvt U.S. Army WWI
Walker, May 1913-1967
Am Legion Aux. Mary Summerfeldt, wife of Sammuel
Walker, Samuel M Nov 28 1914-Jan 5 1967
N.D. S.Sgt 76 Fighter Sq A.A.F. WWII Born in Velva, came to Portal when 15. Married Mary Summerfeldt. children: Anna May, Myrna, Doreen.
Chitwood, Byron Eugene March 18 1916-Aug 27 1963
N.D. 1st Lt U.S.M.C. Res. WWII
Chitwood, Clara M. 1906-1960
Green, Emma 1906-1962
AM Legion Aux Came to Portal in 1910 with her parents , born in Harvey N.D. Had a beauty shop with husbands barber shop in the old hospital building.
Green, Charles 1900-1963
Am Legion. Born in Moose Jaw Jan 19 1900 Married Emma in 1921. Was a barber in Portal form many years.
Brekke, Anna C. 1874-1954
Wife of Oliver Brekke, died Nov 1954
Brekke, Oliver B. 1870-1954
Came to Portal from Harvey in 1910, worked for the Soo line RR and dairly business. Died May 1954. Had 5 children; Martha, Bill, Carl, Emma and Alma.
Walker, Carol J. 1950-1950
Walker, Charles H. 1875-1947
Husband of Tina. Born July 1875 at Savannah, George, Died 20 June 1947. Married Tina Lillijord. 10 children: John Walker, Sam, Richard, James and Gordon, five daughters, Lillian, Jean, Mae, Grace and Helen.
Walker, Tina A. 1886-1963
Mother of Sam Walker. Born 8 Feb 1886 in Norway, married Charles H. Walker in 1912 in Grand Forks.
Died 1 Oct 1963.
Hawbaker, C. Orth 1906-1974
Half brother of Dale K. Hawbaker, son of David K. Hawbaker.
Hawbaker, David K. 1878-1946
Father of Dale K. Hawbaker, operated the grain elevator in Kenaston, N.D. prior to coming to Portal in 1935 and purchased the Portal Elevator.
Hawbacker, Ada 1897-1980
Wife of David K. Hawbaker.
Kleppen, Kenneth G 1936-1982 Father
Son of Magne Kleppen and Bertha Lee
Swenson, Linda J. 1950-1979 Mother
Swenson, Randie Leroy 1962-1965
Son of Alvin Swenson
Swenson, Floyd M. 1902-1997
Born Dec 15 1902 in Burke Co, son of Gust T. Swenson, married Alvina Christine Ewald on May 20 1931. Farmed in Soo Township. Four sons; Floyd Jr, Alvin Leroy, Kenneth Dale and Harold Laverne.
Nelson, Lloyd E. 1910-1964
Born Sep 29 1910, married Phyllis Stenrude, dau of Idon J and Clara Hill, Sept 16, 1934 and moved to Portal the same year. Operated a service station until 1955 then worked for GSA. Died Nov 2 1964 Three sons Eldon Lloyd, William L. And Thomas Alan.
Nelson, Vinsel 1914-1976
Born Nov 18, 1914 at Flexton, N.D., married LaVerna Stoner April 6, 1936. Operated the V&V restaurant seven miles south of Portal from 1953 to 1974. Had four daughters, Betty, Genevieve, JoAnn, and Lavon
Talmo, Lillian Rudh April 17 1896-July 31 1977
Wife of Nelmer L. Talmo, daughrter of Dr O. J. Rudh
Talmo, Nelmer L. Sep 23 1890-Jan 11 1976
Pfc U.S. Army WWI. Came to Portal from Hillsboro, N.D. in 1912. Clerk in Bekkedahl's general store for 17 years. Was postmaster in Portal from many years. Married Lillian Rudh in 1923.
Stenrud, Clara A. 1887-1968
Clara A. Hill Stenrud, wife of Idon J. Stenrud. Born Dec 18, 1887, died Dec 28, 1968
Stenrud, Idon J. 1883-1963
Born Feb 24, 1883, Came to Burke Co, N.D. in 1906, moved to Flexton in 1908 where he ran a general store until 1930 then moved to Bowbells in 1935 and served as county treasure. Died Dec 28, 1968. Married Clara Hill Oct 28, 1909. Four kids; Natalie, Phyllis, John and Kenneth.
Kellington, Elgin V 1906-1971
Son of Robert Kellington and Mary Ellen Thompson and the grandson of John and Charolett Kellinton of Ontario Canada.
Grandrud, Elmer J 1892-1979
Wagr. U.S. Army WWI Born Nov 26 1892, Died 1979, Came to Portal in 1926, farmed in Portal township. Married clara Lee June 27 1927. Children Even, Oliver, clarice, Margaret, Hazel, Mary Lee
Grandrud, Clare A. 1909-1988
Chare A. Lee, born Jan 10, 1909, a daughter of Ingebret and Bertha Lee. Wife of Elmer Grandrud. Married June 27, 1927 at Estevan, Sask. Worked at the telephone company. Died Sept 16, 1979.
Hill, Kenneth R. January 10 1908--Feb 15 1990
S2 U.S. Navy WWII. Son of Fredrick Abraham Hill and Emma LaVada Rawlings. Born in Redfield, Iowa. Came to Portal in 1954 with the U.S Customs Service, retired in 1973 as a Supervisor Customs Inspector at Portal. Married Esther Victoria Anderson June 15 1929,
in Sioux City, Iowa, daughter of Carl Frithof Anderson and Laura Hultman. Five sons, Kenneth Jr, Keith Whitworth, Richard Rawlings, Robert Loran and Stephen Gregory.
Mattison, Clayton J. 1913-1978
Pfc U.S. Army WWII Railway Cashier Son of Enge Grant Mattison and Martha Frislie, Married Ann Eslinger April 27, 1943. Came to Portal in 1945 and worked as railway cashier for 37 years at the Soo Line RR. Had six children; Karen, Gloria, Lois, Grant, Mark, and Lisa.
Kelly, Patrick M. Oct 8 1960-Jan 5 1990
Son Brother Husband Father
Kelly, John 1932-1997
Father of Patrick M. Kelly
Hertel, Henry C. 1916-1988
Express Agent in Portal, Father of Rodger Ray Hertel.
Hertel, Rodger Ray June 21 1942-Feb 26 1968
Ist Lt Co C. 28 Inf 1 Inf Div, Vietnam Arcom-Ph KIA
Son of Henry C. Hertel. Graduated from Portal High School 1960. Only person from Portal Killed in Action during the Vietnam war.
This half of the cemetery is the older part stones found dating back to 1903
Ciem, Amelia died March 17 1917 age 58
Marchant, Ted L. 1909-1937
Marchant, Elmer L 1876-1935
Benson, Gladys A. Dec 30 1902- March 13, 1903
Benson, Alvin M. Jan 2, 1897 - March 25 1903
Dahl, Anna Mother 1873- 1909
Anna Mads Dahl 28 Feb 1909, died at Columbus, during childbirth, born 1873
Dahl, Vernon died April 1908 age 4 mo
Dahl, Ole died May 1905 age 5 mo
Dahl, Lloyd died December 1906 age 9 mo
Above three, possible children of Anna Dahl
Dodds, Joseph Oct 25 1869- November 18 1918
Joseph A. Dodds 18 Nov 1918 Lived east of Portal Born 25 Oct 1869 Married Nannie Page widow of James Page at Girard, Ill in 1903. Daughters Thelma and son Frank
Dodds, Marjorie Elizabeth 4 Sept 1915-11 Dec 1916
Daughter of Joseph and Nannie Dodds, died of pneumonia
Hanson, Nannie E. Dodds 1874-1955
Married James Page then Joseph Dodds and then Peder Hanson in 1925. She died in 1955
Gamble, Elva E. May 3 1905 - Sept 15 1905
Daughter of William Gamble First name spelled Alve in the Portal International obit
Gamble, William Jan 26 1856 - 17 Dec, 1916
Born in Scotland, Married Nettie L. Teeple in 1902
Chapman, W. 1865-1911
William G. Chapman, born 28 March 1865 in Wicklow Co, Ireland, married Margaret Falck in 1890 in Mortonville, Minn. Came to Portal in 1901 and homesteaded in Portal township. Died 15 Aug 1911. One daughter Sadie
Chapman, Margaret 1870-1947
Wife of William Chapman. From Germany, moved to the U.S. at the age of 12
Agard, William July 18, 1875 - Nov 5 1911
William Irving Agard, killed in auto accident near Coteau. Born in Marion Co, Iowa, married Ella Horr in 1897. Came to Portal in 1902.
Agard, Infant Daughter of Mr & Mrs Seth Agard Died Oct 30 1901
Oldest buriel found in the cemetery.
Hodge, Bertha 1871- 1914
Died 4 Sept 1914
Beaumont, Franklin Father 1869 - 1928
Franklin Charles Beaumont Born 11 March 1868 in Mazomanie, Wisconsin
married Elizabeth Ackland at albert Lea, Minn in 1890 Homestead in 1900 Died 14 Sept 1928
Sons Sherman and Merle, daughter Gladys Daughter May died in 1915
Beaumont, Amy M.. 1897 -1915 Daughter, Wife of M. E. Spencer
On same stone as Franklin Beaumon Daughter listed as May in Portal International
Mitchell, John A. Sept 9 1887 - May 31, 1903
Anderson, Fannie 1874-1935
Stone was buried in the dirt on the west side of the tractor shed under a large pine tree.
Saar, Louise 1908-1917
Daughter of Charles and Marie Schilke
Note in the Portal International has; Females Zarr, daughters of Charles Zarr died 18 June 1917
Saar, Mable 1915-1917
Daughter of Charles and Marie Schilke
Same as above, it is not clear if these two are the same two listed in the newspaper
Gluckey, Lorone (Cluckey?)
June 29, 1907 - March 26, 1923
Lawrence Cluckey, age 15 son, of M/M John Clukey of scarlet fever. From the Portal International. Name apparently missread on the stone.
Hanson, Kari 1870 - 1923
Kari Oie Hanson, first wife of Peder Hanson. She was born in Trondheim, Norway 11 Aug 1870 and died 11 May 1923.. Married Peder Romuld (Hanson) in Superior, Wisconsin in 1896.
Six children listed Mary, Melvin, Henry, Margaret, Oliver and Peter.
Hanson, Peder 1872 - 1959 (Peter on marker)
Born July 25, 1872 in Alassund, Norway, son Lars and Guri Romuld, changed his name to Hanson. Came to Portal in 1902 and homesteaded in Portal township. Had six children; Mary, Melvin, Henry, Margaret, Oliver and Peter E. Married Nannie Dodds in 1925
Hanson, Oliver 1908 - 1946
Son of Peder Hanson and Kari Oie. (Ojo) Married Ann Rehark in 1939 and farmed in Portal township. Had two daughter Carrie Jane and Mary Ann.
Hanson, Ann 1912 - 1952
Wife of Oliver Hanson
Swanson, Anna 1884 - 1945
Borse, Louis 1868 - 1930
Lester L. Bosse (Borse) Born 12 Nov 1868 - died 27 June 1930. Born at Winona, Minn
Homested Soo two 1899. Married Anna Tiete in 1902. Lived 7.5 miles east of Portal until 1916 then moved to Portal. Son William, brothers Christ, Charley and sister Emma
Maurer, Richard Julius Aug 12, 1858 - Oct 22, 1924
Born Sheboygan Wisconsin, married Carrie Stading. Had daus Francis and Hilda, son Ray.
Elms, Richard 1884 - 1946
Married Freda Elma Berends in 1915, she was born in Holland, Iowa March 23 1898, one son Herbert Fred Elm, born July 24, 1917. Freda Elms died on Aug 9, 1917.
Jackson, Mary Marie Jan 3, 1860 - Nov 15, 1920
First wife of Bill Jackson. He then married Eula Friend in 1925. Bill Jackson died in 1945, his second wife, Eula Friend Draggo died in 1972.
Tate, Georgina Sept 13, 1922 - March 17, 1923
Daughter of Thomas and Annie Tate
Tate, Thomas 1886 - 1968
Son of Samuel J. Tait and Elizabeith McCullough. Born July 21, 1886 in County, Crok, Ireland,- died August 7, 1968. Married Annie Brown in Portal Nov 8, 1910. Farmed in the Portal area from 1910 until his death in 1968. Five children Elizabeith, Thomas Jr, Myrtle, Russell and Georgina who died in 1923.
Tate, Annie 1890 - 1981
Daughter of Joseph Brown and Sarah Jamison was born in Bally Garvin,County Down, Ireland near Newtownards. She came to Portal in 1910 and married Tom Tate the same year.
Born January 6, 1890 - died January 29 1981.
Hilborn, Homer 1894 - 1918
Son of Homer W. Hilborn and Floy Corbin, mail carrier, farmer, married Olive Strawbridge. Had two sons
Sandberg, Adella 1859 - 1931
MacKenzie, W. M. 1851 - 1919
William MacKenzie died 31 May 1919, born in Scotland, came to Portal in 1912
wife and a daughter Mrs James Fordyce
Thomas, William Rodgers May 26 1872 - Feb 3 1910
Thompson, James A. Oct 9 1843 - June 14 1915
Taylor, Richard 1886 - 1920
Twin brother of Edward Taylor. His wife Nannie with two children, Richard and Lilah, returned to Sweden.
Taylor, Edward 1886 - 1943
Born Feb 20 1886 in Goteborg, Sweden, son of Oscar and Lois Larson Taylor. Married Anna Johnson April 4, 1911 in Goteborg. Came to Portal in 1912 and homesteaded in Portal twp. Died June 30 1943. Children Helen, Woodrow, Hazel, and Edward Jr.
Taylor, Anna 1896 - 1981
Wife of Edward Taylor. She was the daughter of John and Victoria Johnson.
Saby, Henry Dec 30 1879 - Oct 26 1926
Son of Andrew Saby of Hardanger Eidfjord, Norway. Born in Norway Homesteaded in Portal township in 1901. Married Susie Olson in Feb 1902. She died of TB on June 11, 1918 at the age of 38. Children: Emil, Annie, Lilly, Thomas and Ralph
Saby, Annie 1905 - 1935 Wife of Chester Baker
Daughter of Henry and Susie Saby died of leukemia
Bertch, Baby Ruth July 11, 1922 - July 11 1922
Nyreen, Carl 1898 - 1965
Born Dec 25, 1898 at Little Falls, Minn. Son of Charles Nyreen and Minnie Fodall. Came to Portal in 1901. Parents homesteaded in Portal township, Carl and family moved to the homestead in 1943 from Portal.. Married Irene Mary Fooste in Oxbow, Sask on May 17, 1924. Had seven children; Clarence Dwain, Adaire Minnie Mae, Ramona Mavis, Marvin Carl, June Marie, Leo Arden and Carolyn Mary.
Nyreen, Marvin Carl Sp4 U.S. Army Sept 11 1933 - Dec 19 1997
Son of Carl Nyreen and Minnie Fodall
Joos, Elizabeth July 22, 1867 - Aug 11 1928
Elizabeth Hosig. Moved to Soo twp early 1900s son Oliver, dau Mrs Ewald Klitzke, four brothers Andrew, Christian, Alexander and George Hosig
Joos, George 1861 - 1931
Homestead in Soo twp 1900, born 6 May 1861in Fountain City, Wisconsin died May 1931, assumed to be the husband of Elizabeth Joos
Smith, Aby Baby No dates
Dwina, Donald April 7, 1945 - April 8, 1945
Gustafson, Grace Feb 24, 1897 - March 19, 1953
Gustafson, Earnest April 16, 1897 - May 29, 1965 Pfc Co H 110 Inf WWI
Taylor, James Sept 1, 1844 - June 6, 1906
Wife Hannah and son Bartley Listed in the Portal International as "Old soldier age 60" Civil War vet?
Taylor, Bartley Sept 6, 1880 - Feb 13, 1912
Son of James Taylor and Hannah. Born 1 Sept 1880 Delano, Minn Killed in railroad accident.
Zachor, Herbert April 30, 1909 - March 28 1913
Son of Adolph Zachor and Dora Homeier
Zachor, Laverne May 7, 1908 - Sept 9, 1908
Son of Adolph Zachor and Dora Homeier
Zachor, Edward 1874 - 1946
Brother of Adolph?
Zachor, Adolph H. 1873 - 1941
Born July 19, 1873 At Willmar, Minn, Married Dora Homeier at Morton, Minn in 1900
Came to Portal in 1902 and was a carpenter at Portal for the rest of his life. Had four sons
three preceding him in death and Willard A.
Zachor, Dora 1879 - 1946
Dora Homeier, wife of Adolph Zachor
Hagen, Olga March 15, 1903 - Jan 2 1913
Daughter of Emil Hagen and Martha Sine
Hagen, Alfred 1909 - 1923
Son of Emil Hagen and Martha Sine died March 6, 1923. Emil Hagen was born Dec 2, 1884 in Lillehammer, Norway died August 22, 1961, came to Northgate about 1905 and married Martha Seim who was born in Norway March 30, 1890 died Sept 21, 1961. They had 12 children; Olga, Alfred, Emma, Oscar,Cora, Melvin, Esther, Clarence, Alice, Mabel (Mrs Fred Falck of Lignite), Arlene, Arnold
Betts Babies 1936 - 1936 and 1929 - 1929
Wolford, David J. 1912 - 1922
Possible son of Jesse Wolford
Wolford, Jesse 1885 - 1918
Obituary from the Portal International has Jesse Wolford born Feb 8, 1882 died 20 Oct 1918 of TB. Had wife and one son
Shanko, Leo Ward Born in Louisville, Ky April 10, 1892 - Aug 19, 1915
Died two miles south of Portal of appendicitis, born in Louisville, Ky, 6 brothers and 4 sisters
Elms, Richard 1884 - 1949
Married Freida Elma Berends in 1915. They had a son Herber Fred Elms, born July 24, 1917.
Elms, Ruth 1895 - 1972
Elms, Freida March 23, 1898 - August 9, 1917
Freida Elma Berends was born March 23, 1898, wife of Richard F. Elms
Hinn, Katerian M. May 31, 1875 - July 29, 1916
Mrs John Hinn, born 1876 in Wisconsin, married 1894, moved to Portal in 1903, children
Alex, May, Louise, Allen, Alfred, Alton, Frances and Mrs Gelher
Rouse E. No dates funeral marker
Rydell, Edma Aug 6, 1904- May 2, 1905
Daughter of Carl Gustaf Rydell and Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson
Rydell, Vera Oct 5, 1908 - April 17 1909
Daughter of Carl Gustaf Rydell and Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson
Rydell, Edith 1916 - 1916
Daughter of Carl Gustaf Rydell and Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson
Rydell, Elmer L. 1905 - 1923
Son of Carl Gustaf Rydell and Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson
Rydell, Amanda April 8, 1875 - May 14, 1946
Amanda Mathilda Fredrickson was the wife of Carl Gustaf Rydell. She was born at Sater, Skaraborgs Lan, Sweden. Her parents were Anna Kajso Gren and Anders Gustaf Fredrickson
Married Carl Rydell at Hector, Minnesota on March 29, 1902. Carl Rydel came to Portal in 1899
before there was a town. He was born Octo 17, 1878 to Ingrid Kajsa Palmquist Rydell and Anders Jones Steve Rydell at Moheda, Nydul, Snmoland Lan, Sweden. He remarried after Amanda died.
Merrell Isilda 1888- 1950
Wife of J. Hardy Melvin
Merrell, Hardy 1881-1964
Lulu Cartwright 1884 - 1909
Wife of John Hardy Melvin Born March 22, 1884 died Sept 2, 1909 at the claim near Ambrose, N.D. of Typhoid. Daughter of James Cartwright, Fort Wayne, Indiana.. Married 1908, sister is Mrs D. H. Mckeckney.
Wright, Claus No dates
McKechney, James Sept 6, 1909
Son of D. H. McKechney born Sept 6, 1909 died Sept 8, 1909
D. H. McKechney come to Portal in 1905. He ws probably Portal's first dentist. He was also chairman of the School Board. He moved to Cadillac. Sask in 1917 and died in 1929. His wife was a leader in combating bars, gambling etc. They had three sons survive childhold; Harold, Garfield, and John.
Woods, Bert July 18, 1918 N.D. Inf 1st Div.
Bert Oscar Wood, Killed in Action WWI born Feb 6, 1892. Mother was Mary Wood
Sisters Mrs Hjalmer Gustafson, Mrs Edwin Peterson, Gladys Wood, Henry and Eugene Rodgers. The Portal American Legion Post is named for him. Wood-Roan Post.
Peterson, Nellie 1888 - 1918
Rodgers, William Thomas
May 25, 1872 - Feb 3, 1910
Son of Mary Ann Wood? Came to North Dakota in 1891.
Klitzke, Otto May 1, 1897 - Oct 29, 1918
Otto Ernest Klitzke Son of Herman and Clara Klitzke. Born in Detroit
Klitzke, Clara Oct 24, 1856 - Oct 19, 1918
Clara Graf , Wife of Herman Klitske. Born in Prussia, homestead in 1901 Note different spelling as found in the Burke Co Hisotrical Society ten children, Hugo, Edwald, Clara, Armond, Rudolph (died in 19340, Adela, Martha, Otto, Marie Louise and Helen.
Klitzke, Herman 1858 - 1935
Herman A. W. Klitske born 1858 - died 19 May 1935. Married Clara Graf in 1883 in St Louis. She was born in 1856 and died in 1918. Came to Portal in 1900, homesteaded in Soo township in 1901.
Klitzke, Armin April 19, 1889 - Aug 6, 1908
(Armond?) Son of Herman and Clara Klitzke.
Klitzke, Helen July 11, 1902 - July 16, 1919
Higgs, Adelea 1893 - 1929
Abbott, Verne Oct 3, 1891 - March 3, 1906
Verne E. Abbott Son of F. B. Abbott
Burgeson, Herman Dec 10, 1877 - Sept 11, 1905
Died 11 Sept 1905, age 35, in well accident on Mike Coughlin farm 1 ½ miles south of Portal. Had wife and three children, six brothers and sisters Mrs Judson Marley of Portal
Fritz, George Oct 10, 1918 N.D. Pvt American Legion
Died at age 22 in the service of pneumonia.
Fritz, Louis 1862 - 1945
Husband of Bertha Fritz
Fritz, Bertha 1863 - 1916
Bertha Plaman (Mrs Louis Fritz), Born 5 May 1861 in Pomer, Germany, married in Hutchinson, Minn in 1883. Died 8 March 1916. 10 children; 5 listed, Gustaf, George, Clarence, William and Manley all of Portal
Brandt, Otto 1885 - 1958
Anderson, Lyle March 4, 1914 - 22 Feb, 1964 Tec 5 Signal Corps
Son of Edwin John Anderson, who was the son of Elling and Gunhilde Anderson of Norway. Edwin came to Portal in 1900 and homesteaded in Portal twp in 1902. Edwin married Minnie LaFlash in Portal in 1906 she was the daughter of L. E. And Lucy LaFla. Lyle was born at Portal,. Married Evelyn Burnett Nov 26, 1941 in Esteven, Sask. Two sons, Edwin Rondeau, and Randall.
Anderson, Lucille June 22, 1908 - Oct 9, 1908
Daughter of Edwin Anderson and Minnie LaFlash
Christensn Baby Sept 25 1909 - Sept 28, 1909
Nelson, Ogden, Neal May 2, 1912 - Oct 27, 1912
Neal Ogden Nelson son of T. A. Nelson Born May 2, 1912 - Died 27 Oct 1912
Hayvkins, N. B. Sept 15 1829 - March 6. 1913.
Wood, Mary A. Born Sept 7, 1854 in Wisconsin, died 5 Feb 1931. Twice married to Rodgers and Wood. Children by Rodgers; Eugene, Henry, Thusie and by Wood; Bert.
Gobble, Myra March 12, 1834 in Norwick, NY - March 12, 1918
Iverson, Louis died Dec 7, 1910 , Soo Line yard accident. Son Iver, Andrew and Daughter May
Bergeson, Florence age 5, died April 24, 1906, father Herman Bergeson and Albertina Johnson
Arshuse L. O. Died Jan 25 1907
Brown, Gotfred Died Jan 16, 1911 Came to Portal 1910 from Roger Mills, Ok, had wife and eight children.
Gumm, Mary McNamara Died Feb 9, 1911, age 73, in Portal 9 years son J. E. McNamara of Portal
Mike Keefe 78 died at home of Vincent Green 26 Nov 1927, no living relatives