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Penturen Catholic Cemetery
Roseau, Roseau County, Minnesota

Lat: 48° 33 02'N, Lon: 95° 20 38"W
Elkwood Unorg Twp, T159N R37W Sec 36

Contributed by Marjorie Broten, Jan 11, 2009, last edited Apr 08, 2009 [mjbroten@wiktel.com]. Total records = 7.

The cemetery is located 7 miles east of Roseau on Hwy 11, turn right (south) on County Road 9, drive approx 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, drive past the Elkwood Cemetery which will be next on left side of road, the road will be on your right side across from the Gilbert Hanson Homestead sign drive approx 3 miles church & cemeteries will be to your left.

The Penturen Catholic Cemetery (has been referred to as the Saint Jacobs Apostol Parish, Saint James, and Saint Joseph) est. 1916, located in the Unorg Elkwood Twp Sec 36, 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 to 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 36.

The cemetery is good condition, maintenance done by family, other interested persons, now owned by the Beltrami Island Restoration Society donations are welcome. Contact Eunice Lund [lundfarms@wiktel.com]

A complete walk thru, reading all visible headstones or markers, some are marked only by crosses these records came from the previous articles from the RCH Book 1992 done by Eunice Lund and myself, complete reading as of Jan 08, 2009. A digital camera was used for pictures.

- Marjorie Broten

Ebertowski, Baby Boy, b. /d. 1915, newer headstone, Around the curve from the little cemetery to the West side
Ebertowski, girl, b. /d. unknown
Ingeman, Garyle, b. 1944, d. 2002, new headstone
Merger, Mrs., b. /d. unknown, mother of John & Peter
Stanislowski, no first name, b. /d. unknown
Szczesny, Jakob, b. 2 Jul 1850, d. 11 June 1926
Znajda, Victoria Ann, b. 22 Dec 1920, d. 6 Oct 1921, Baby girl, newer headstone, the original broken cross rests by the side of headstone, around the curve from the little cemetery to the West side

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

 

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