Cemeteries

Here is a hopefully complete listing of cemeteries in Marshall County, Minnesota. As we build surveys of data regarding each cemetery we will link them here. Cemeteries articles should include a variety of information in addition to a registry of interments. See What should be included? below

Alma Baptist Cemetery, Alma Lutheran Cemetery, Anderson/Bagaas Burials, Assumption Catholic (new), Assumption Catholic (old) Augustana (aka Swedish), Bethania Lutheran, Bethesda, Bethesda Lutheran, Bethlehem Cemetery of New Solum, Bethlehem Cemetery Association (aka Bethlehem Cemetery and Bethlehem Lutheran), Big Woods, Bjorsness, Boe Lutheran, Brandstrom Cemetery, Calvary Catholic, Comstock cemetery, Eagle Point Baptist , Elim Lutheran Cemetery, Emmanuel Lutheran (aka Ringbo Cemetery), English, Espelie Cemetery #19, Espelie Cemetery #33, Evangelical, Finnish Lutheran, First Lutheran, Florian, Foldahl Twp. Cemetery (aka Nyed Cemetery), Folden Cemetery, Gaarde, German Evangelical, German Ridge Cemetery, Germantown, Greenwood Cemetery, Heglund Lutheran, Holt cemetery (aka Sandridge), Huntly Twp. Cemetery, Immanuel Lutheran , Immanuel Lutheran, Jerusalem, Kongsvinger Lutheran Church and Cemetery, Landstad cemetery , Linsell Twp. Cemetery, Malm, Mamrelund , McCrea Lutheran, Mesopotamia, Mission Cemetery, Mission Covenant, Moose River Gatzke, Moose River Twp., New Maine Cemetery, North Bigwoods, Norwegian, Oak Grove, Oak Lawn, Oak Park Cemetery, Old Assumption Catholic, Opdal, Our Saviors Lutheran, Poplar Grove Cem. #14, Presbyterian, Randeen, Rindal Cemetery, Ringbo cemetery, [Ringdal #22 (original), Ringdal Lutheran#27 – under research], Riverside (Cedar Twp.), Riverside (Oslo), Rose Hill Cemetery, Saint Clement’s Catholic, Saint Edwards Catholic, Saint John’s CatholicSaint Joseph’s Calvary cemetery (Oslo)Saint Joseph’s Mission cemetery (Fork Township), Saint Olaf Lutheran, Saint Petri, Saint Petri Lutheran, Saint Rose Catholic, Saint Stephen Catholic, Salem Lutheran, Satersdal, Silvercreek cemetery , Sorenson, South Big Woods, Spruce Valley, Stephen cemetery, Swedish Lutheran, Township , Thief Lake, United Lutheran Cemetery, Vega Baptist Cemetery, Vega Township Cemetery, Viking cemetery, Wanger Baptist Cemetery, Wartenburg Cemetery, West Valley Cemetery, Westaker, Westaker #1, Wikstrom, Wildwood Cemetery, Woodlawn, Woodman, Zion Lutheran

What should be included?

Cemetery articles conveniently collect information about the cemetery in one location, and where possible include all the ‘metadata’ that a genealogist might want to know about a cemetery. Of course it is rare that all the possible variables are known, but when possible these are the items of information which we would like to make available:

  • Official name
  • Unofficial names, ‘also known as’, previous names.
  • Type, which usually falls into three classes – religious, private, or government (most often municipal, state, or federal/national.)
  • Url – yes, many have official websites. Do not report unofficial websites, such as find-a-grave or MNHS, as these links seem to break regularly.
  • Contact information – phone number, e-mail address, contact form url, etc.
  • The physical location
    • Address (street or postal)
    • Geodetic data (longitude, latitude)
    • Genealogical hierarchical location. (e.g. Bethlehem Cemetery, Agder Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, United States.)
    • Platted location, usually a Township Range and section description.
  • Quantitative data
    • Size in area
    • Number of interments (this total must be dated, as the number may change.)
    • Active or inactive? An active cemetery is one still accepting interments.
  • Organization/ownership
    • May have a separate address, phone number, website
  • How to get there (usually driving instructions.)
  • Notes
  • Registry of interments
    • Metadata about the registry or survey
      • When was it done initially
      • Who did it initially
      • When was it last updated
      • Who updated it last
    • Individual graves
      • Type, and this could be an essay by itself, but generally in-ground, above ground, a crypt or vault (generally a part of another structure, usually under it), a mausoleum, columbarium or tomb (building-like structure), or tumulus (barrow, cairn, or mound)
      • Who, including known date of birth, date of death, date of burial, and notes
      • Marker, type, description, inscription(s)
      • Address or location within the cemetery

Research tools

Researching cemeteries online is an often painful process as there are no nicely maintained central repositories. Most of the references are behind paywalls. But here are a few I regularly consult when researching burials in Marshall county: