Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
Section 1, Sullivan Township, Polk County, MN
This cemetery walked and transcribed by Ann, September 2002. Click on photos to see larger versions.
Although this cemetery is just across the township line in Section 1 of Sullivan Township, the people buried here belonged to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in the town of Tabor, Tabor Township. The old Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery has been referred to as the Old Settlers Catholic Cemetery. This was their first cemetery and is very well cared for, totally surrounded by beautiful evergreen trees. There is a crucifix at the south end of the cemetery. The road to the cemetery is farmed over but it is a short distance from the road, hopefully it will remain here forever.
The newer cemetery is in Tabor behind the church. Holy Trinity Catholic Church was first organized in the 1880’s by settlers of Czech and Slovak descent. In 1881 Fr. Pribyl served in the homes of Jacob Novak and Frank Kivar and other places until the church was built in 1886 on the Eidelbes land a mile south of Tabor. This building was destroyed by tornado before being completed, later a church was built on the east side of Tabor being completed in 1890. This church was first named “The Holy Trinity Congregation of Tabor.” The church was enlarged and used until 1953 when the church was dismantled and construction was started for a new church, which was completed in 1954. Holy Trinity Catholic Church is still very active.
Please see French-English translations (below), gratefully donated by Lynn.
Brantl, John V.S.
Narozen 13 Lis. 1891 zemrel 11 Dubna 1901
ROZENA DNE 11 LISTOPADU 1822ZEMRELA DNE 11 SRPNA 1902
NOV 2, 1873 – MAY 27, 1937
MOTHER - Elizabeth (Sladek) Holy was the wife of Josef Holy.
Roz. 6 Ledna1868 Zem. 12 Dubna 1909.
(Son of Matej/Matthias and Mary Holy. Josef was a twin to Jacob. 1900 Tabor Twp. State Census lists Josef and Elizabeth with daughters Rosy, Justina, Albina and adopted daughter Mary.)
Narozen 15 Ledna 1829 Umrel 16 Maje 1898
(Matthias Holy and wife Mary Schlama had children John, Mary, Mathias, Frank, Catherine, Vincent, Jacob, Joseph and Anna. All except Ann were born in Bohemia.)
Zemrel 27 Brezna 1894 V stari 79 Roku
(Josef was born 1815 in Bohemia, he married Antonia Karl. Their children were Frank, Anton or “Chiton”, John, Anna who married Jacob Holy, James and Josef. 1900 Tabor Twp. State Census lists widow Antonia with son Joseph.)
zemrela 13 lednar. 1893 V Stari 27 Roku.
Zem. 23 List. 1904 Star 57 Roků.
(Two stones for Frantisek.)
SYN ROZ 15 UNORA 1887 ZEM 8 UNORA 1911
There is a photograph of him on the stone, which is chipped.
This person is on the same stone as the Frantisek below.
OTEC ZEM 23 LIST 1904 STAR 57 ROKU
This person's photograph is completely gone.
This person is on the same stone as the Frantisek above.
Flat cement marker with a cross and name of Holy on it
zemrela 22 Prosi. 1898 V Stari 21 Roků
Zem. 17 Zari 1895 stari 22 Let
Small stone with no name or dates
ENGLISH TO FRENCH TRANSLATIONS:
NOTE: Dates also written with Roman numerals
zemřel, zesnul, zem.
birth, was born
of the year
in, on or at
táta (tatík, taťka, tatínek), otec
Czech & Bohemian
dí tě, děcko
matka, matky, máma, mamka, maminka
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Updated Feb. 27, 2007
Updated Feb. 12, 2015