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Minnewaukan Cemetery
Minnewaukan, Benson County, North Dakota

Lat: 48° 04' 02"N, Lon: 99° 16' 17"W
West Bay Twp, T153N R67W Section 28

Contributed by Jonelle Hvinden, Oct 26, 2009, last edited Oct 31, 2009 [hvindenj@gondtc.com].Total records = 21.

To reach this cemetery from Minnewaukan, ND take ND Hwy #19 going west two miles.  Going south on a gravel road drive for one mile, turning east go 1/2 mile. The cemetery on the south side of the road. 

It is situated on a slight rise overlooking rolling hills, pasture, farmland and Devils Lake, which is North Dakota's largest natural lake, to the east.  The scenery is spectacular from this area and makes for a very pleasant visit to this cemetery.   

The Minnewaukan Evangelical Lutheran Church and Cemetery were established in 1890.  The church is no longer operating and the cemetery hasn't had a burial for over 50 years. It is unknown if there are any sexton records available for review. This cemetery has been declared a historical cemetery.

It is surrounded by fence with the gateway on the north side.  There is one majestic, tall cottonwood tree located in the southeast corner of the cemetery, standing silent guard over the graves.  This is a very large cemetery, with very few graves.  It is mown, keeping the grass to a low level. 

This transcription includes all known or visible burials at this cemetery, complete up to Oct 2009.

- Jonelle Hvinden

Fevaag, Arthur Conrad, b. 18 Jan 1897, d. 27 Sep 1897
Lee, Ingeborg, b. 30 Sep 1872, d. 24 Aug 1953
Lee, Ole, b. 7 Mar 1870, d. 10 Feb 1941
Lee, Ruth Magdalena, b. 1912, d. 1912
Lee, Thomas I., b. 14 Jul 1914, d. 23 Nov 1950
Rognlie, Alma, b. 1903, d. 1905
Rognlie, August, b. 1895, d. 1896
Rognlie, Johan Arnt, b. 16 Jan 1852, d. 25 Jan 1929
Rognlie, Josephine, b. 1900, d. 1907
Rognlie, Kari E., b. 27 May 1865, d. 9 Feb 1908
Rognlie, Mary Sophie, b. 15 Mar 1897, d. 27 Apr 1919
Rognlie, Nils, b. 1890, d. 1891
Sellie, Muller B., b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 5 Aug 1905
Sellie, Serrie Paulianna, b. 29 Dec 1890, d. 8 Mar 1905
Solli, Ole J., b. 1833, d. 18 Aug 1904
Solli, Pauline, b. 1830, d. 16 Sep 1900
Strand, Caroline, b. 12 Dec 1887, d. 19 Mar 1911
Strand, Cornelius, b. 25 Dec 1885, d. 13 May 1960
Strand, Egilok, b. 25 Sep 1850, d. 21 Sep 1900
Strand, Kjersti, b. 8 Oct 1860, d. 21 Apr 1929
Vang, Jørgen S., d. 20 Aug 1896, age: 21 years, 7 months

 

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