Home > Cemetery Home

Norway Center Cemetery


NORWAY CENTER CEMETERY
in Franklin Township, Section 21

Red Rose Border

The Norway Cemetery is located in the center of the south side of section 21. It is located on N28 going south from just east of Wiota towards Cumberland, 3 1/2 miles South and mile East Of Wiota, west on Lansing road/. The land was deeded to the cemetery by L. S. Olson and wife and some on the east side by Helga Vestad. This occurred on March 7, 1883. Shortly later a strip was given on the west side by Elvin Ostrus. There is just over an acre in the plot. The cemetery is a result of neighbors deciding to merge two small cemeteries into one. The place is managed by the trustee in charge for the township and maintained by a perpetual care fund. Anna Larson Myrene was the first burial in 1880. The oldest person buried here is Oliver Ostrus at age 102.

The cemetery was recorded in April, 1986, by Delbert and Edna Christensen as a project of the Cass County Genealogical Society.

The cemetery was walked again in October, 2012, by Carolyn DeLay and Mary Hoegh for the Cass County Genealogical Society. All available gravestones were photographed for preservation.

Carolyn DeLay
October, 2012

The cemetery is arranged in Blocks or family plots. This walk will be shown as the cemetery goes from left to right from the main gate on the road.

INDEX OF NAMES & BLOCK


BLOCKSURNAMENAMEAGEDBORNDIEDNOTES
Block 24Thomsen,Herman 1868Apr. 15, 1941 
  Mary C. Jun. 7, 1856Nov. 19, 1924Wife of Herman Thomsen
 Johnson,James Dec. 4, 1892Jan. 25, 1918 
  Christena Nov. 2, 1894Jan. 25, 1918 
Block 12Paterson,Carl 1862Sept. 30, 1894No stone remains
 Paterson,Iver (Ever) 1864Oct. 17, 1894No stone remains
 Sampson,Sivert Mar. 11, 1833Oct. 16, 1911 
  Enger Nov. 21, 1844Oct. 4, 1920Wife of Sivert Sampson
Block 13Ostrus,Russel E. Jul. 1, 1886Aug. 20, 1964 
 Ostrus,Oscar Jan. 1, 1877Jan. 9, 1947 
 Ostrus,Anne Feb.2, 1846Nov. 5, 1915 
 Ostrus,Ole J. Sept. 13, 1847Jan. 5, 1915 
Block 14Ostrus,James Curtis Feb. 25, 1925Jun. 22, 1939Our Son, Son of Everett & Ruth Ostrus
 Ostrus,Everett N. 1893Dec. 31, 1962 
 Ostrsus,Ruth Apr. 4, 1901Jan. 11, 1990Wife of Everett Ostrus
  Theodore Elvin Sept. 8, 1869Mar. 13,1945 
 Ostrus,Julia N. Jun. 30, 1872Jul/ 22, 1945 
Block 15Thompson,Nels O. 1838Mar. 8, 1896 
 Stahl,Alice May 1895Nov. 28, 1896 
 Thompson,Einger Jan. 12, 1846Dec. 31, 1931 
 Thompson,Mayme E. Feb. 23, 1886Dec. 30, 1931Wife of Andrew Thompson
  Andrew E. May 4, 1878Nov. 11, 1952 
Block 16Lugeland,Russel M. Aug. 26, 1891Mar. 23, 1892 
 Lugeland,Johanna 18771877 
Block 17Anderson,Emmet LeRoy Jan. 1, 1900May 26, 1901 
 Larson,Lars A.* Sept. 27, 1875Oct. 20, 1892 
 Cleveland,Alfred*  Jan. 17, 1892Jan. 24, 1892 
 Cleveland,Lewis * May 16, 1893May 30, 1893 
 Larson,Jacob* Oct. 10, 1891Jun. 19, 1893 
 McClary,Anna Margrath*  Jul. 29, 1874Sept. 17, 1888 
 Larson,Bertha*  Mar. 13, 1882May 12, 1882 
  *No stones remain for these individuals
Road Way
Block 18Olson,Enok 1842Dec. 11, 1904 
 Thompson,Oley Mar. 20, 1850Aug. 18, 1929 
 Clark,Addison Parker Aug. 28, 1913Nov. 28, 1970 
 Clark,Paul Carl Jun. 16, 1908Aug. 29, 1974 
Block 19Thompson,Anna 1838Apr. 3, 1916 
 Thompson,Tobias 1824Mar. 17, 1926 
 Thompson,Ole Jun. 3, 1872May 4, 1931 
 Clark,Anna Thompson Feb. 9, 1880May 26, 1953 
 Clark,Baby Oct. 10, 1937Oct. 10, 1937 
 Myers  19121988So stone for the grave site
Block 20Thompson,Floyd E. Oct. 1, 1908Mar. 22, 1917 
 Thompson,Noah 1876Nov. 11, 1946 
  Julia 18841978Wife of Noah Thompson
Block 21Not in use
Block 22Thompson,Charles Apr. 14. 1830Oct. 13, 1906 
  Melinda Mar. 11, 1845Jan. 3, 1923Wife of Charles Thompson
  Albert* Sept. 12, 1880Apr. 6, 1882 
  Anna Rebecca* Sept. 18, 1868Apr. 25, 1882 
  Rebecca* Jul. 12, 1882Oct. 12, 1884 
  *Children of Charles & Melinda Thompson
 Thompson,Clara May 31, 1877Sept. 17, 1934No stone remains
 Thompson,Thomas 1858May 16, 1899 
 Thompson,Anna 1855Mar. 28, 1887 
 Thompson,Rachel May 5, 1883June 18, 1905 
 Thompson,Julia Apr. 1, 1884May 30, 1893 
Block 23Ostrus,Joseph T. Mar. 4,1881Jan. 28, 1965 
  Julia N. Nov. 17, 1890Dec. 5, 1950Wife of Julia N.
Block 11Ostrus,Martha Sept. 18, 1877Sept. 4, 1904 
  Helga J. May 22, 1881Feb. 13, 1954 
  Oliver E. Apr. 11, 1874Jan. 22, 1977 
Block 10Olsen,Lars S. Jun. 1, 1837Oct. 19, 1908 
  Johanna Mar. 1, 1850Dec. 25, 1929 
 Olsen,Samuel Aug. 6, 1879Nov. 22, 1880 
 Olsen,Mary Mar. 18, 1875Oct. 30, 1880 
 Vestad,Maria Feb. 22, 1848Feb. 21, 1916 
 Vestad,Helja H. Jul. 19, 1848Sept. 18, 1917 
Block 8Sampson,Samuel (Svenong) 1831Feb. 9, 1901 
 Sampson,Jacob 1861Dec. 1, 1909 
 Sampson,Andrew 1871Jul. 18, 1931 
 Sampson,Peter J 1869Dec. 1, 1916 
 Sampson,Mary M.Aged 11 yrs  No Dates Available
Block 7Larson,Armund 1835Jan. 25, 1930 
 Larson,Julia 1845Jan. 10, 1931 
 Larson,Infant*    No dates
 Larson,Infant*   No Dates
  *Children of A. & J. Larson
Block 6Rice,Ole 1877Apr. 4, 1897 
 Rice,Baby  Apr. 26, 1897 
 Rice,Torbjorn 1846Mar. 23, 1933 
 Rice,Nels 1876Apr. 24, 1945 
 Rice,Martin 1880Jun. 16, 1947 
ROAD WAY
Block 5Christian,Thomas* Jun. 15, 1877Jul. 25, 1885 
 Benson,Rasmus* Child  Sept. 10, 1889 
 Cleveland,O. J.* Child   No dates
*No stones remain for anyone buried in Block 5
Block 4Myrene,Anna Larson Jun. 4, 1818Jan. 4, 1896Wife of Lars Larson
  Lars Larson  Mar. 13, 1820Oct. 11, 1895 
 Thompson,Anna Mar. 14, 1850Nov. 26, 1918Wife of Nels Thompson
 Thompson,Nels Mar. 18, 1851Sept. 18, 1926 
 Thompson,Jacob Dec. 9, 1884Aug. 4, 1885 
Block 3Thorson,Eli* Dec. 11, 1842Aug. 17, 1886Mother of Pauline
 Larson,Pauline Thorson* Aug. 17, 1867Apr. 20, 1886 
*No stones remain for anyone buried in Block 3
Block 2Not in Use
Block 1Not in Use

Contributed by Carolyn DeLay, February, 2015.

Copyright
Site Terms, Conditions & Disclaimer