South Bigwoods Cemetery

Oak Park Twp., Marshall Co., Minnesota, United States

Name:  South Bigwoods Cemetery
Also known as:  North Oak Park Cemetery
South Bigwoods American Lutheran Cemetery
Location: Address:
Geolocation: 48.25298, -97.07531
About: Established: 1885 (Anton Grinden’s body was moved to the cemetery after it was established.)

Driving directions: From Oslo go 3 miles east on State Hwy 1 NW – turn left (north) on Cty 17 (470 Ave NW) for 4 miles – turn left (west) on 260 St NW for .5 mile – cemetery is on your left.

Photo by Jo Paulson, used with permission.
Photo by Jo Paulson, used with permission.

The South Bigwoods cemetery is the original graveyard for the Bigwoods American Lutheran Church. It was established in 1885. The earliest death date is actually 1882, Anton Grinden, but his body was moved to the graveyard after it was established according to the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

Jo Paulson surveyed the cemetery probably in 2013; photos were posted to Find-a-grave in Feb 2014.

Compiled by: Jo Paulson
Compiled on: Feb 2014
Surname Usename Birthdate Deathdate Notes
Aas Helmine Mar. 17, 1885 Jan. 15, 1894
Aas Joran E. Aug. 20, 1856 Jul. 25, 1888
Aas Olga Sep. 18, 1881 Jan. 13, 1894
Gjelhaug Melvin O. Nov. 18, 1886 Jun. 6, 1887
Grinden Anton E. Oct. 20, 1877 Dec. 26, 1882
Gulbranson Mena Apr., 1872 Sep., 1911
Halvorsen Joran Olsdatter Feb. 26, 1822 Jan. 23, 1894
Halvorsen Torger Feb. 8, 1817 May 10, 1892
Kallock Asmund H. Mar. 25, 1831 Oct. 30, 1911
Kallock Halvor T Mar. 12, 1815 Oct. 9, 1900
Knutson Knut Oct. 28, 1884 Apr. 1, 1903
Knutson Ole A. Jan. 1, 1866 Jan. 13, 1900
Lokka Ambjor O. Jan. 6, 1809 Jun. 16, 1890
Nelson Abel Feb. 21, 1890 Jul. 31, 1905
Ostlie Anne M. Mar. 28, 1885 Nov. 7, 1890
Tvedt Aslak A. Oct. 14, 1822 Mar. 9, 1893