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St. Peter Lutheran
Cemetery
Formerly St. Petri

Section 1, Columbia Township, Polk County, Minnesota
Rural Lengby -- East of Fosston


St. Petri Lutheran Church (now known as St. Peter) was organized in 1888.

Lars Sovick donated the land for the cemetery in 1893.

The church closed in 1966.

This church is right next to the Clearwater/Polk County line; so there are now doubt people from both counties buried here.

Note that the RRVGS says this cemetery is in Norman County.

See the web page for the St. Peter Lutheran Church.

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CEMETERY LISTING

This cemetery listing was transcribed by Ann, in June 2002

NAME DATES REMARKS
Anderson, Elmer O. Apr 23, 1914 – Dec 21, 1980  
Johnson, Daniel D. Jul 11, 1970 –Jan 4, 1982  
Anderson, Christine Aug 7, 1877 – Oct 6, 1965  
Anderson, John K. May 4, 1877 – May 7, 1958  
Brustad, Anna J. 1886 1971  
Brustad, Ole J. 1874 1958  
Gillen, Jeannie P. Jan 3, 1950 – Oct 2, 1988  
Anderson, Clifford A. Oct 12, 1911 – Jan 16, 1988  
Nelson, Nels R. Aug 14, 1915 May 11, 1964 Tec. 5, 474 Inf. World War II BSM
Nelson, Clarence H. Dec 25, 1912 – Jul 30, 1986 Tec. 3, U.S. Army World War II
Nelson, Ella J. 1912 1978 Mother
Borud, Esther A. Jul 30, 1905 Jun 30, 1948 Mother
Borud, George S. Jun 18, 1901 – Jul 18, 1979 Father
Sovick, Hilda C. 1885 1967 Mother
Sovick, Hans A. 1879 1952 Father
Sovick, Harold C. Nov 16, 1909 – Jul 10, 2001  
Sovick, Leonard F. Jan 29, 1915 – Mar 3, 1989 SGT, U.S. Army World War II
Sovick, Clifford M. Feb 9, 1913 – Jan 18, 1993 PVT U.S. Army World War II (Twin to Carl)
Sovick, Carl Oliver Feb 9, 1913 – Oct 6, 1999 (Twin to Clifford)
Trulsen, Leonard K. 1916 1996  
Trulsen, Ruth E. (Sovick) 1918 - (Sovick)
Johnson, Syverina 1913 – 1967  
Johnson, Peder R. 1906 1989  
Anderson, Ingeborg Apr 20, 1894 – Aug 26, 1986 Mother
Anderson, Andrew H. May 27, 1883 Aug 26, 1966 Father
Anderson, Mabel B. Feb 9, 1921 Dec 19, 2000 U.S. Army World War II
Miller, Karen Sveum Aug 17, 1899 – Aug 7, 1994  
Miller, Floyd Emmett Oct 19, 1887 – Sep 20, 1959 Minnesota Sgt. Hq. Co. Engr. OS Det. World War II
Peterson, Christ Father Oct 12, 1864 – Oct 26, 1959  
Peterson, Maria Aug 18, 1874 – Dec 17, 1954 Mother
Peterson, Willie Aug 11, 1908 – Nov 26, 1988 Son
Anderson, Magnus May 16, 1880 – Apr 14, 1955 Father
Anderson, Tilda Aug 23, 1891 – Feb 16, 1982 Mother
Anderson, Magnus M. Aug 18, 1925 – Mar 1. 1945 Minnesota, PFC 346 Inf. 87 Div. World War II
Anderson, Lloyd E. Apr 25, 1919 – Jun 8, 1987  
Anderson, Earl K. Jul 3, 1921 Dec 23, 1978 TEC 5, U.S. Army World War II
Borud, Melvin A. Sep 24, 1898 – Dec 14, 1964 Minnesota Pvt. 3 Co. Coast Artillery World War II
Olson, Ove Bernhard Mar 4, 1896 – Aug 9, 1968 Minnesota Pvt. III Guard Co. ASC World War I
Olson, Inga C. Jul 19, 1897 – Nov 6, 1979  
Johnson, Loyd J. March 3, 1910 – Feb 9, 1998  
Johnson, Inga Aug 5, 1910 – Jun 19, 2002  
Johnson, Gary L. Nov 23, 1941 Jun 1, 1972  
Olson, O. Bernhart Mar 4, 1896 – Aug 9, 1968  
Olson, Inga C.    
Ekeland, Kaia M. 1900 1990  
Ekeland, Hans O. 1899 1983  
Ekeland, Harlan 1930 2002  
Olson, Erwin B. 1895 1874 Father
Olson, Stella P. 1908 1985 Mother, Married Oct 8, 1926
Magnuson, Alfred E. 4 Jun 1906 – 7 Jul 1991 Father
Magnuson, Agnes D. 24 Aug 1915 – 5 Jan 1998 Mother
Magnuson, Magnus O. Sep 13, 1904 – Oct 16, 1991  
Magnuson, Julia E. Mar 8, 1912 – Aug 5, 1993  
Hanson, Levon Herdys Apr 4, 1930 – Mar 13, 1931  
Olson, Lorraine Mavis May 15, 1934 – Oct 2, 1935  
Olson, Leroy James Sep 27, 1932 – Nov 5, 1932 Beloved children of Lloyd & Martha
Olson, Baby Boy Feb 28, 1931 – Mar 1, 1931 Beloved children of Lloyd & Martha
Olson, Thea 1873 1952 Mother
Olson, Lloyd C. 1900 1978  
Olson, Martha M. 1913 - Married Jul 1, 1930
Berendtson, Berent Martin 7 Jun 1846 – 23 Jan 1918 FODT   PAA SVANO NORWAY
Gunheim, Einar May 11, 1892 – Jul 29, 1969 Minnesota Cpl. Co. B 36 Inf. World War I
Gunheim, Clara Tollefson 1894 1971  
Tollefson, Baby Laura A. 1902  
Tollefson, Louis O. 1907 1909  
Tollefson, Annie 1866 1909  
Tollefson, Gilbert 1864 1942 Father
Tollefson, Laura A. 1903 1913  
Bjore, Mari O. 26 Mai 1866 23 Sep 1902  
Bjore, Olava Jul 24, 1875 – Aug 18, 1892  
Olson, Minda Dec 12, 1896 – Feb 5, 1997  
Bjore, Hildor 1899 – 1903  
Olson, Oliver L. Nov 25, 1893 – Feb 4, 1975 Pvt. U.S. Army
Bjore, Mrs. A. 6 Mai 1858 14 Sep 1904 (Goro Skoien)
Borud, Minnie G. Apr 1892 Sep 1892  
Borud, Ole J. Jan 19, 1863 Mar 5, 1945 Father
Borud, Randina Dec 11, 1857 – Oct 22, 1936 Mother
Borud, Minnie Aug 1, 1893 – Oct 16, 1938 Daughter
Borud, Ellen J. Apr 27, 1891 – May 25, 1970 Pvt. Btry. B 348, Fld. Arty. World War I
Borud, Baby Girl Feb 1923  
Borud, Oscar & Emma    
Eilertson, Elsa Dec 25, 1864 – Nov 21, 1907  
Stenstuen, Marit 1827 – 1906  
Iverson, Clara Dolphin 1870 1940 Mother
Iverson, John 1851 1903  
Iverson, Johannes 1903 1904  
Iverson, Magnus Aug 27, 1895 – Apr 2, 1918 Camp Grant, Ill. 132 Engr. Corps WWI
Larson, John 1860 1934 Uncle
Rud, jens 1863 1935 Father
Rud, Gunda Helene 24 Dec 1869 – 23 Jul 1908  
Olson, Hannah 1894 1980 Mother
Olson, Pedor 1894 1941 Father
Olson, Clarence O. Apr 27, 1922 – May 16, 1999  
Olson, Olaus 1867 1946 Father
Olson, Kresthine 1868 1938 Mother
Husager, Berthe O. 10 Aug 1822 – 1 Apr 1908  
Foss, Clara O. 1886 1972  
Foss, Alfred 1884 1967  
Foss, Ole T. 1857 1947  
Foss, Beret F. 1857 1937  
Foss, Baby Boy 1896 Baby Boy Foss- Son of Ole and Beret Foss. He is referred to in Ole's obituary as Tron Foss (Ole's father's name). Born and died July 10th 1896.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson, Sept 4 2008

____ Alma Apr 26, 1891 – May 12, 1919  
Olson, Orin Ingram Apr 3, 1921 – Dec 22, 2000 PFC U.S. Army World War II 95th Infantry Division
Jenson, Margaret 7 Apr 1847 7 Dec 1912  
Jenson, Andreas 25 Nov 1851 8 Jun 1920  
Jenson, Bessie Feb 6, 1881 Jan 19, 1927  
Sorgaard, Johanna Nov 8, 1837 – Dec 29, 1922 Mother
Sorgaard, Carl May 15, 1839 – Oct 18, 1916 Father
Olson, Sina Oct 11, 1853 – Dec 29, 1936  
Carlson, Jens 1867 1953  
Rud, Edwin R. 1902 1983  
Anderson, Ruth 1916 1917  
Anderson, James 1911 1912  
Anderson, Erling E. Jul 15, 1941 – Jun 4, 1983 U.S. Navy
Ramsrud, Martinus Apr 22, 1853 – Sep. 16, 1933  
Ramsrud, Mathilda Apr 23, 1888 – Jun 4, 1967  
Skoien, Alfred Sep 3, 1907 – May 12, 1955 PFC 46 Armd Infantry Bn, World War II BSM
Kolben, Ragnhild 1869 1952 Mother
Kolben, Ole H. 1862 1949 Father
Kollon, Petter Aug 31, 1896 – Jun 14, 1992  
Kollon, Herman Mar 19, 1895 – Nov 1, 1990  
Kollon, Mary Nov 7, 1898 – Sep 9, 1993  
Hoyt, Gilbert L. Jun 24, 1858 – Aug 27, 1937  
Larson, Chersti Mar 18, 1822 – Nov 1, 1921  
Nelson, Elmer O. Oct 22, 1909 – Dec 6, 1969 Minnesota PFC Co. B 69 Armd Inf Bn PH World War II
Myrvold, Randina Marie Nelson 1875 1937  
Nelson, Nels Father 1863 1923  
Nelson, Richard 1893 1976  
Anderson, Roy 1903 1927 Brother
Anderson, Albertina 1868 1954 Mother
Ekeland, Agnes Jan 1, 1896 – Feb 17, 1969  
Ekeland, Martin May 8, 1892 – Nov 15, 1967  
Hanson, Evelyn Fern Oct 1, 1922 – Nov 1, 2001  
Hanson, Emma E. Mar 26, 1891 May 12, 1984  
Hanson, Even 1876 1941  
Hanson, Harvey 1924 – 1994  
Wick, Othde C. 1891 1943 His Wife
Wick, John C. Husband 1874  
Sovick, Lars P. 1824 1912 A Pioneer
Sovick, Ingeborg L. 1847 1891 A Pioneer-  Lars donated this cemetery sight in 1893

1891- Ingeborg Sovick. Born in Norway Apr 4th 1847. Maiden name Frostad. She was the second wife of Lars Sovick. She died of influenza (Le Grippe, in the parlance of that day) on May 4th 1891, and was buried on Lars Sovick's farm as there was not yet any church or cemetery. In Feb of 1892, Lars Sovick donated the land around Ingeborg's grave for a church and cemetery. In 1899 an agreement was made to trade the land in the north part of the cemetery back to Lars Sovick for a piece of land on the south side that abutted the road. This required the reburial of those persons buried north of the new line. Ironically, Ingeborg Sovick was one that had to be moved. She was the mother of eight children : Peter, Ole*, Hans*, Edwin, Henry, Carolina (Bjorke), Juliana (Holden), and Emma (Halkinrud). Henry was adopted out after his mother died and went by Henry A Berg.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson Sept 4, 2008

Hanson, Martha Dec 19, 1892 Mar 12, 1986 Sister
Wevang, Clara (Hanson) Apr 20, 1898 Aug 13, 1965 (Hanson)
Hanson, Lewis Mar 18, 1900 Brother
Hanson, Julia May 10, 1894 – Sep 18, 1966 Sister
Hanson, Ingaborg Jan 16, 1855 – Sep 5, 1954 Mother
Hanson, John J. May 14, 1855 May 17, 1930 Father
Sveum, Caeser Jul 29, 1895 – Apr 13, 1916  
Sveum, Christian H. Jun 17, 1862 Nov 30, 1926 Father
Sveum, Ida May 12, 1866 – Jul 8, 1956 Mother
Sveum, Henry M. Apr 25, 1911 – Nov 11, 1945  
Sveum, Ingvald Sep 26, 1893 – Jun 5, 1988  
Howell, Ida 1903 1946 Mother
Ekeland, Anna 1862 1941 Mother
Ekeland, Irene Aug 2, 1888 – Apr 9, 1947 Sister
Shortley, Ethel A. Feb 9, 1904 – Nov 30, 1962  
Ekeland, Frank 1884 1947 Father
McAllister, Sara 1896 1934 Mother
Sovick, Lawrence 1904 1933  
Sovick, Pauline 1882 1939 Mother
Sovick, Ole B. 1874 1955 Father
Anderson, Peter M. 1884 1947  
Tollefson, Lesa 1855 – 1967  
Tollefson, Lars B. 1910 1971  
Tollefson, Elsie L. 1929 1999  
Trulsen, Lyle Merle Jun 12, 1957 – Jan 14, 1990  
Olson, Eileen 1886 1962  
Hanson, Kriste 1860 1940 Grandmother
Gudmunson, M. 1895 1972  
Gudmonson, G. Enogh May 24, 1904 – Feb 13, 1966  
Tollefson, Florence A. 1925 1928  
Knudson, Rasmus 6 Sep 1845 – 21 Feb 1911  
Anderson, Josephine Jan 27, 1853 – Nov 29, 1928  
Olson, Lars Jul 29, 1848 – Oct 2, 1917  
Anderson, A. Ingorborg 21 Nov 1882 – 18 Aug 1903  
Aasmark, Ole O. 1828 - 1896 Age 68 yrs. Ole O. Aasmark was born in Norway in 1828. He died in May of 1896. His wife's name was Elisabeth, but she is not buried here. They had two children we know of, Lars and Talak.

He was another reburial.

Submitted by Tim and Laura Johnson, Sept 4 2008

Aasmark, Tallak O. Age: 65 yrs.  
Unmarked Graves
Belsheim, Anna 1880 - June 28, 1892 Anna Belsheim (also spelled Belsem, but Belsheim is the way it was written in all the early records). Born in Norway in 1880. Died of TB on June 28th 1892. She was the daughter of Osten and Martha Belsheim, who farmed in Popple Township, Clearwater (at that time Beltrami) County. She had a sister, Betsy who was born in Renville County, MN, on Dec 17th 1883. She also died and was buried at St Petri in the 1890's but we don't know when exactly (probably prior to 1895). The graves are not marked, but we do know the location of the Belsheim lot.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4, 2008

Belsheim, Betsey Dec 17th 1883 - ? 1890's 1892- Anna Belsheim (also spelled Belsem, but Belsheim is the way it
was written in all the early records). Born in Norway in 1880. Died
of TB on June 28th 1892. She was the daughter of Osten and Martha
Belsheim, who farmed in Popple Township, Clearwater (at that time
Beltrami) County. She had a sister, Betsy who was born in Renville
County MN on Dec 17th 1883. She also died and was buried at St Petri
in the 1890's but we don't know when exactly (probably prior to
1895). The graves are not marked, but we do know the location of the
Belsheim lot.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4, 2008

Bjore, Olava 24 July 1875 Norway - 18 Aug 1892 1892 - Olava Bjore- Born in Norway on July 24th 1875. Bit of a mystery here. According to Polk county recorder, this is a daughter of Anders Bjore. They couldn't make out the wife's name as it was smudged, but Guro would have been quite young when Olava was born, not that it was impossible, but not extremely common. Was Anders Bjore married before, or is this a sister, or is this Anders and Guro's daughter? Anyway, she died on Aug 18th 1892.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4, 2008

Borud, Minnie Geneva 19 Apr 1892 - 7 Oct 1892 1892 - Minnie Geneva Borud- Infant- Born in MN on Apr 19th 1892. Died Oct 7th 1892. Parents- Ole and Randina Borud.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4, 2008

Olson, Oskar Edwin 26 Mar 1892 - 3 Jan 1893 1893- Oskar Edwin Olson- Infant- Born in Minnesota, March 26, 1892. Died Jan 3, 1893. Parents-Olaus and Christine Olson. His grave is unmarked.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4 2008

Larson, Lisa (Elisa Bjore) 27 Aug 1887 - 27 Nov 1895 1895- Lisa A Larson- Born Aug 27th 1887 in Norway . Another mystery. Polk County recorder says this is a daughter of Anders and Guro Bjore. I know it was not unheard of at the time for girls in a family to take the dad's middle name as a last name. In something I read that Minda Bjore Olson wrote, it said that Anders and Ole Bjore's dad was named Lars, and I know they both had the middle initial L. (Larson?) So it could be I suppose. . Lisa is buried in Anders Bjore's lot. She died on Nov 27th 1895. Her grave is not marked. (The location of all the unmarked graves are known).

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4 2008

Bjore, Elisa (Lisa Larson) 27 Aug 1887 - 27 Nov 1895 1895- listed as Lisa A. Larson- Born Aug 27th 1887 in Norway. Polk County recorder confirms this is daughter of Anders Bjore and Goro Skoien. (Thanks to Tim and Laura Johnson). Lisa is buried in Anders Bjore's lot. She died on Nov 27, 1895. Her grave is not marked. (The location of all the unmarked graves are known).
Knutson, Simon 1840 Norway - 12 Dec 1895 Simon Knutson- Born in Norway in 1840. He died Dec 12th 1895. His wife's name was Louise. They had no children. It was in their house that the St Petri congregation was first organized in 1888. They farmed in Popple Township, but had operated a hotel in Southern MN when they first came over. His grave is unmarked.

Submitted by: Tim and Laura Johnson; Sept 4, 2008

 


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