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Nyheim Cemetery (Wildwood Cemetery)
Roseau, Roseau County, Minnesota

Lat: 48° 35 52.32'N, Lon: 95° 27 06.01"W
Elkwood Unorg Twp, T159N R37W Sec 21

Contributed by Marjorie Broten, Jan 11, 2009, last edited Jul 25, 2009 [mjbroten@wiktel.com]. Total records = 10.

The cemetery is located 7 miles east of Roseau on Hwy 11, turn right (south) on County Road 9, drive approximately 15 1/2 miles south, turn left (east) drive 2 miles on County Road 19, turn right (south) 1 mile, than left (east) 2 miles on 150 St, turn right (south) 1 mile, turn left (east) 1 mile, you will now be on the Winner Forest Road for 2 miles, watch for the Historic Silo on your left (North) side of road before you turn on the Nyheim Road turn right (south) on the road called Nyheim Forest Rd go 1 1/2 miles, cemetery will be on your left (east) side, in the abandoned townsite of Winner.

The cemetery est. 1917 (also called the Wildwood or Woods cemetery) located in the Unorg Elkwood Twp Sec 21 the name coming from the many elk that had located in this township, due to the coverage of wooded lands. The many first settlers came in the early 1900s too live here and are buried here. The State of Minnesota began a resettlement program in the years of 1934 to 1936 this area would now be turned over to The Beltrami Island State Forest, as the people would need to move out of Sec 21.

The cemetery is good condition, nonactive, maintenance is done by families, now owned by the Beltrami Island Restoration Society donations are welcome. Contact Eunice Lund [lundfarm@wiktel.com]

A complete walk thru, reading all visible headstones & funeral home markers by Eunice Lund and myself, completed reading as of Jan 08, 2009. A digital camera was used for pictures.

- Marjorie Broten

Borden, Baby Boy, b. /d. 1920
Brantingham, George Alvin, b. 1856, d. 1931
Cole, Dennis, b. /d. 6 Oct 1933, infant son of John & Katie (Meyers) Cole
Davidson, Robert, b. 1921, d. 1923, so of John & Clara Davidson
McCoy, John Marion, b. 25 Dec 1923, d. 7 Feb 1924, In Loving Memory, Psalm 23:4
McCoy, Laura Alda, b. 20 Feb 1927, d/ 20 Feb 1927, In Loving Memory, Psalm 23:4
Meyers, John D., b. 9 Mar 1878, d. 31 Mar 1964
Meyers, John Didrick, b. 1879, d. 1964
Meyers, John Diedrick, b. 9 Dec 1912, d. 17 Mar 2000, Son Brother, Tec 5 US Army WWII
Meyers, Marie, b. 18 Jun 1882, d. 26 Oct 1931

Misc: -A Private Burial Plot Est 1917, Elkwood Twp Sec 21 for Davis children first names are unknown, unknown as to where the graves are located in sec 21 no markers or dates
-The three baby graves of Borden, Davidson, & McCoy are fenced around
-Brantingham, George A., grave has a fence around with a grave to the right of his with a cement border, unknown grave, no marker or dates. Family relative of dec George states his wifes maiden name was Flora Inez
-The Meyers & Cole baby are in another picket fenced area in front of the Brantinghan grave
-The two McCoys have a fence around their graves
-The unknown grave location of a school teacher Mrs, Berg (Bergum) buried behind the McCoys graves, marker has deteriorated, grave could not be located

Ref:
-Atlas of 1913, 1935, 1942
-Davidson family member
-Pioneers I & II
-Remembrances Anthology of RC MN
-Roseau County Heritage Book 1992
-Roseau County Highway Map 2008
-Roseau County Courthouse
-Roseau County Museum
-Sandridge Settlers Book by Ray Geroy

 

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