IAGenWeb Project - Clayton co.
updated 03/04/2015

First Evangelical Lutheran
Cemetery
Also known as Swede Ridge cemetery or Swedish / Norsk cemetery

5 mi. south of McGregor, Sec. 10, NW/SE, Mendon twp.

First Evangelical Lutheran church Birdseye view 1st Evangelical Lutheran cemetery
Birds-eye photo of the cemetery is from Bing maps


The churches associated with the Swedish / Norsk Lutheran & Norwegian Lutheran / Stavanger cemeteries were united as one, named First Evangelical Lutheran, in 1936, however the cemeteries remain separate.


Note! This burial list & information has been compiled from several sources. It is not yet a complete listing & will be updated as additional burials are found. You can help - do you know of a burial in this cemetery that isn't listed? Dates? Corrections?

Sources:
-WPA cemetery records (ca 1930's), transcribed by Phyllis Montour
-Cemetery lot-owners cards (current to Jan. 2004), transcribed by Phyllis Montour. The cemetery lot-owner cards may indicate future rather than current burials. They are indicated by the notation 'lot owner'
-Burials from McGregor Historical Soc. records, added by S. Ferrall
-Gravestone photos for First Evangelical Lutheran/Swedish cemetery
-Obituaries
-Clayton Co. Death Records (CCDR)
-other records as credited


Name Birth Death Comments
Bachtell, Anna A. 1880 1925 ssa Vernon M.
Bachtell, Harry M. 1903 1956 ssa Marian L.
Bachtell, Lois      
Bachtell, Mabel C. 1901 1902  
Bachtell, Marian L. 1908 1993 ssa Harry M.
Bachtell, Vernon M. 1877 1968 ssa Anna A.
Backman, Paul Olson      
Bass, Arthur      
Bass, Robert 1923 1923 ssa Ronald
Bass, Ronald 1923 1923 ssa Robert
Beckett, Amanda 1878 1953 ssa William H.
Beckett, Elmera 11/23/1896 02/07/1901  
Beckett, William H. 1871 1951 ssa Amanda
Bentley, infant     WPA= no dates
Billing, Mrs. Peter      
Burr, Joanne      
       
Carlson, Carl A. 1878 10/01/1950 s/o Clara Carlson Peterson Long; ssa Emma H.
Carlson, Emil Frederick 04/29/1912 03/26/1997 h/o Jean V.; s/o Carl & Emma; Allamakee Co. Death Record
Carlson, Emma H. nee Linderman 1887 1972 ssa Carl A.
Carlson, Eunice L. 1928   'lot owner'
Carlson, George W. 1920 1990 ssa Eunice L.
Carlson, infant     WPA= baby of Emil & Jean, no dates
Carlson, Janet 1938 1940 d/o E. & J.
Carlson, Jean V. nee Smith 1919   'lot owner'
Carlson, Walter H. 11/08/1925 05/01/2005 US Navy Retired; Veteran marker
Chappell, George H. 1916 1978 ssa Ruth B.
Chappell, Ruth B. 1915 2002 ssa George H.
Cowell, Severna 1934   'lot owner'
       
Davis, Raymond R. 1905 1979 ssa Sofie E.
Davis, Sofie nee Juvik 1914   'lot owner'
Dearborn, Melvin 1943 1988  
DeHaven,     WPA= infant, no dates
DeHaven, Caroline 1877 1943  
DeHaven, Samuel 1877 1950  
Diehl, David Leroy 06/06/1944 06/19/2013 h/o Mary Krivanek; s/o Harry & Luvella
Dietrich, Alma 1897 1971 w/o Jeff
Dietrich, Jeff 1891 1974 h/o Alma
Drallmeier, Hilda 1889 1971  
Drallmeier, Louis 1880 1962  
       
Eggen, Amanda nee Lindgren 1884 1962 ssa Edward
Eggen, Edward 1879 1945 ssa Amanda
Ellenbolt, Emma E. nee Popacek 1884 1969 w/o Peter
Ellenbolt, Peter Retus 07/22/1882 10/27/1945 h/o Emma; s/o Retus & Mary
Erickson, Amelia nee Bond 1867 1942 ssa Ole
Erickson, Andrew O. 07/13/1882 12/07/1899  
Erickson, Erik      
Erickson, Ole 1857 1936 ssa Amelia
Erickson, Sigrid 1864 1888  
       
Franz, Albert C. 'Buddy' 1881 1971 ssa Marie E.
Franz, Edna 1917 1995 d/o Buddy & Mamie
Franz, Marie E. 'Mamie' 1883 1960 ssa Albert C.
Friedlein, Stanley Henry 09/24/1954 01/09/2005 h/o 1st/ Donna Kregel (divorced), 2nd/ Vicki Wetch; s/o Floyd & Lorna (Schlitter)
       
Geno-Abildtrup, Julie M. nee Elliott 06/13/1960 02/14/2007  
Gregerson, Clarence 1913 1999  
Gregerson, Clarence Gene     'lot owner'
Gregerson, Marcell 'Marce' 1922   'lot owner'
       
Hallberg, Albert J. 1902 1994 ssa Geraldine G.
Hallberg, Anna 1865 1934 ssa August
Hallberg, Arthur R. 1903 1981  
Hallberg, August 1870 1948 ssa Anna
Hallberg, Carl 'Charlie'      
Hallberg, Cherie      
Hallberg, Erin 1977 1999  
Hallberg, Gay Linda 04/24/1953   'lot owner'
Hallberg, Geraldine G. 1909 1988 ssa Albert J.
Hallberg, Henry W. 1904 1986 ssa Marie V.
Hallberg, Inga      
Hallberg, Lavern H. 1933 1934  
Hallberg, Lynn 01/28/1945   'lot owner'
Hallberg, Marie V. nee Bachtell 1911 2000 ssa Henry W.
Hallberg, Marie Oman      
Hallberg, Merriel nee Johnson 1921 1985 ssa Otto E.
Hallberg, Otto E. 1909 1981 ssa Merriel
Hamm, Bernice nee Beckett 1915 1954  
Hirsch, John 02/11/1838 11/11/1919  
Hirsch, Mary 05/04/1852 05/02/1907 death date may be 05/22/07
Hultgren, Andrew A. 1861 1934 h/o Caroline Oleson
Hultgren, Carl Wilhelm - 10/26/1919 age 26y; s/o Andrew A. & Caroline (Oleson) Hultgren; World War I; Iowa, Pvt., 329 Inf. R.M.T. Dept., A.M.C.
Hultgren, Caroline Wilhelmina nee Oleson 01/10/1867 03/28/1945 w/o Andrew A.;
       
Ihlenfeldt, Lawrence F. 1910 1994 ssa Marietta H.
Ihlenfeldt, Marietta H. 1915 1993 w/o Lawrence F.
       
Johanningmeier, Betty      
Johanningmeier, Virgil      
Johnson, Alvin C. 03/24/1923 08/07/2000 h/o Geraldine Whittle; s/o Julius & Mabel (Amundson); Sgt US Army, World War II
Johnson, Bertha Hallberg 1906 1972  
Johnson, Carol 1948   'lot owner'
Johnson, Eda E. nee Heilman 11/07/1910 03/01/2003 ssa Severin
Johnson, Elmer 1902 1985 h/o Bertha
Johnson, Emma      
Johnson, Erick 1866 1934 'Father'; h/o Huldah
Johnson, Fred William 07/18/1873 12/09/1890  
Johnson, Huldah 1874 1961 'Mother'; w/o Erick
Johnson, Johana 1824 1883 ssa Solomon
Johnson, John M. 1876 1960  
Johnson, Julius 02/14/1895 12/23/1963 h/o Mabel; Iowa, Pvt., Co M, 352 Infantry, WWI
Johnson, Lisa      
Johnson, Mabel nee Amundson 1902 1989 w/o Julius
Johnson, Ruben     age 2; s/o Erick and Hulda
Johnson, Severin J. 1899 1993 h/o Eda E.; s/o Erick & Hulda,
Johnson, Soloman 1814 1899 ssa Johana
Johnson, William G. 09/24/1901 02/12/1995 s/o Erick & Hulda
Jorgensen, Patricia nee Hallberg 07/14/1940 12/13/1988  
       
Kersten, Esther H. 1907 1997 ssa Larry L.
Kersten, Larry L. 1906 1973 ssa Esther H.
Klotzbach, LaVonne 08/24/1925 08/07/2002 w/o Robert
Klotzbach, Robert C. 07/15/1924 02/09/1991 h/o LaVonne; T-Sgt US Army, World War II
       
Langen, Anders O. 06/22/1822 - there is no death date on gravestone; ssa Beret
Langen, Beret 08/26/1818 01/04/1900 w/o Anders
Langlie, Ada Lorena 07/05/1899 07/06/1912 d/o A.B. & Mary
Langlie, Anton B. 1859 1942 h/o Mary
Langlie, Lief Elmer 03/09/1891 01/26/1892 s/o A.B. & Mary
Langlie, Maria / Mary 1862 1924 w/o Anton
Langlie, Warner Alexander 10/1/1897 09/18/1898  
Larson, Anna 1850 1930 ssa Olaf, Clara, Beda & Selma
Larson, Arnold L. Sr. 1915 1995 h/o Nora M.
Larson, Arnold C. 'Arnie'     h/o Donell D.
Larson, Beda 1880 1916 ssa Anna, Olaf, Clara & Selma
Larson, Clara 1894 1897 ssa Anna, Olaf, Beda & Selma
Larson, Donell D. nee Scheffert 03/08/1952 10/27/2003 w/o Arnold C.
Larson, Gustav 1844 07/11/1887 ssa Caroline
Larson, Karin / Caroline 1851 1934 ssa Gustav
Larson, Louis J. 1878 1958 h/o Mary
Larson, Maria 06/07/1818 03/27/1896 w/o Mattias (she has 2 gravestones)
Larson, Mary nee Allen 1876 1944 w/o Louis J.
Larson, Matilda 10/02/1857 09/28/1908 d/o Mattias & Maria; (she has 2 gravestones)
Larson, Mattias 03/20/1826 09/07/1911 h/o Maria; ssa Maria & Matilda; he also has a single stone
Larson, Nora M. nee Breitsprecker 1912 2007 ssa Arnold L.
Larson, Olaf 1844 1920 ssa Anna, Clara, Beda & Selma
Larson, Ralph 1903 1903 ssa Louis J. & Mary Larson
Larson, Ralph H.      
Larson, Rob & Roy 08/10/1914 08/11/1914 twin s/o Fred C. & Clara
Larson, Selma Tiomina 1889 1889 ssa Anna, Olaf, Clara & Beda
Lindgren, Anna H. 01/28/1847 11/25/1891 WPA birth year =1845
Lindgren, William      
Long, Clara nee Carlson 1848 1933 married 1st to a Peterson, 2nd to Long
       
McCracken, Freda 11/28/1923   'Mom'; 'lot owner'
McCracken, Wayne 03/15/1918 08/21/2001 'Dad'; h/o Freda
       
Nading, Dwain A. 1931 2011 h/o Joyce D.
Nading, Edith M. 1929   w/o Marvin; 'lot owner'
Nading, Elmer 1902 1971 ssa Leona
Nading, James M. 1968 1998 s/o Marvin & Edith; ssa parents
Nading, Joyce D. nee Bovee 1933   w/o Dwain
Nading, Leona 1903 1999 ssa Elmer
Nading, Marvin E. 1924 1997 h/o Edith M.
Nelson, Alfred 1870 1907  
Nelson, Andrew 1838 1892 h/o Mary
Nelson, Ida 1876 1961 sister of Nels; ssa Nels & Mary
Nelson, Mary 1835 1900 w/o Andrew
Nelson, Mary 1880 1968 w/o Nels
Nelson, Nels 1865 1951 h/o Mary
       
Oleson, Anna      
Oleson, Arthur O. 1907 1953 ssa Frances G.
Oleson, Frances G. 1915 1990 ssa Arthur O.
Oleson, Gustav      
Oleson, Johanna Maria 1879 1902  
Oleson, William      
Olsen, Anna 1884 1952 ssa Asbjorn
Olsen, Asbjorn 1883 1951 WPA= born in Norway; ssa Anna
Olson, Britta     lot 33
Olson, Johanna M. 08/01/1879 05/29/1902 lot 28; dates may not be correct
Olson, Kirsten     lot 28
Olson, Marta Lewis     lot 28
Olson, Olaf     lot 28
Oman, Johannes     lot 16
Oman, Leonard     lot 38
Oman, Robert     lot 38
Oman, Theodore 1894 1918 lot 38
       
Palmer, Ethel M. nee Carlson 02/22/1916 02/26/2000 d/o Carl A. & Emma (Lindemann) Carlson; w/o Glen L.;
Palmer, Glen LeRoy 07/12/1912 01/23/1999 s/o David & Tina (Ball) Palmer; h/o Ethel;
Peterson, Anna Mae 'Annie' nee Whalen 1926 2000 2nd w/o Gilbert
Peterson, Carl Fridolf 08/18/1873 05/06/1902 he has two gravestones
Peterson, Charles 1842 1925  
Peterson, Christina 1862 1948  
Peterson, Clara M. 06/08/1851 01/28/1918  
Peterson, Eugene 'Bubby' 1951 1999  
Peterson, Frances Darlene 'Corky' nee Corlett 01/06/1929 05/04/2000 w/o Lyle;
Peterson, Gilbert D. 'Butch' 1904 1994 1st wife Rebecca (divorced); 2nd wife Anna Whalen
Peterson, John I. 06/17/1867 07/01/1918  
Peterson, John E. 'Jack' 11/02/1906 04/11/1984 h/o Ruth
Peterson, Lyle E. 'Pete' 1929 1957  
Peterson, Peter 03/03/1852 06/29/1890  
Peterson, Rebecca nee Magnusson 10/05/1904 05/09/1990  
Peterson, Roger L. 05/07/1937 05/08/1956 s/o John & Ruth
Peterson, Ruth nee Bachtell 07/08/1913 08/20/1999 ssa John E.
Peterson, Sarah      
Peterson, Wayne 05/28/1988   h/o Mary Trygg; 'lot owner'
       
Reed, Jennifer Brenda 01/27/1983 10/26/1999 d/o Jim & Rebecca
Ricketts, Ellen nee Barker 06/02/1873 1958 b. in England; w/o Thomas;
Ricketts, Thomas 1870 1934  
Rockwell, Richard E. 07/25/1939 03/18/1988 h/o Mary; US Army
       
Scherf, Loren 1930 2000 h/o Carol
Schlitter, Alice Mae Johnson 1936   1st husband Leo (divorced); 'lot owner'
Schmidt, Clarence L. 1911 1998  
Schmidt, Leona Nading 1903 1999 1st husband Elmer Nading; 2nd husband Clarence Schmidt
Schwietert, Betty 1943   w/o Harry; 'lot owner'
Schwietert, Harry 1930   s/o Gustav; 'lot owner'
Schwietert, J. Henry 1871 1940  
Siegele, Alfred F. 1901 1987 ssa Alice H.
Siegele, Alice nee Carlson 1908 12/24/1978 ssa Alfred;
       
Trygg, Anders 1830 1916 'Father'; h/o Anna
Trygg, Andrew Albert 06/28/1866 03/25/1946 'Father'; h/o Ateina; born at Dalarna, Sweden
Trygg, Anna nee Erickson 1838 1913 'Mother'; w/o Anders
Trygg, Anna Christina nee Larson 01/05/1875 11/16/1945 w/o Erick; d/o Ole & Anna Larson
Trygg, Anna G.      
Trygg, Ateina Susanna nee Leibrand 1875 1935 'Mother'; w/o Andrew A.
Trygg, Bernice M. 1915 1986 w/o Raymond
Trygg, Erick 1870 1923 h/o Anna
Trygg, Florence 1901 1902 d/o Erick & Anna
Trygg, Harold 1905 1907 s/o Erick & Anna
Trygg, infant son 1942 1942 infant s/o Robert
Trygg, June nee Hinsch 1912 08/10/2001 w/o Oliver
Trygg, Karin Erickson      
Trygg, Oliver L. 1905 1989 ssa June
Trygg, Raymond Alfred 1913 1979 ssa Bernice M.; US Army, World War II
Trygg, Robert James 07/11/1942 08/08/1942 s/o Mr. & Mrs. Oliver L. Trygg
Trygg, Tim      
Trygg, William      
       
Whalen, Naomi 1901 1968  
Wright, infant daughter 04/12/1937 04/12/1937 s/o Burton & Edna (Bachtell) Wright
       
Youngberg, Christina 1841 1922 w/o Ernest
Youngberg, Ernest 1837 1922 h/o Christina
Youngberg, Ida Eggen     w/o Theodore
Youngberg, John 1867 1920 s/o Ernest & Christina; ssa parents
Youngberg, Theodore     s/o Ernest & Christina

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