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Submitted to IAGenWeb by Jackie Frederick, August, 2015
Boe Cemetery
Ellsworth Township, Hamilton County
November 2011
Pioneer Cemetery

Boe Cemetery


Boe Cemetery is located in the southern part of Hamilton County, in Ellsworth Township, south of Randall, Iowa.  This cemetery is a Hamilton County Pioneer Cemetery.

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The Boe Cemetery is nestled in the timber along the west bank of the Skunk River. This site was chosen by ancestors of Randall and Ellsworth area residents for its beauty and convenience.  The original cemetery land was part of a U.S. grant to William Estel on June 15, 1855.  Estel deeded the land to Laures B. (also known as Lars B.) Olson on June 3, 1857.  The cemetery plot is listed as 99 square rods.

Boe was the family name in Norway but those immigrating to America took the name of Olson upon arriving here.

Through the diligent efforts of L.J. Tjernagel of Story City, a near complete list of burials in this cemetery was made in 1936. Much credit should be given to this man who had foresight enough to accomplish this task. There were 163 names listed of those buried in the Boe Cemetery in 1947.

When the cemetery site was chosen it was not suspected that time and the elements would so erode the river banks, causing it to cave in and take with it some of the graves and tombstones. This was very much in evidence around 1915 when the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Randall was started and a number of people purchased lots there and moved the remains of their loved ones to a safer place. However, for many years there has been no evidence of cave-ins as the river channel has altered.

There was an epidemic of typhoid fever in 1861 and many families or members of families died.

For many years the Trustees of Ellsworth Twp. have assumed the care of the cemetery and have kept it fenced and mowed so it is reportedly a place of beauty. The cemetery is no longer used.

-taken from “A History of Boe Cemetery” by Mrs. Albert (Sarah) Holt

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Directions: Drive south out of Randall on 1st Street which turns into Tollman Ave once out of town.  Follow Tollman Ave. as it turns east past County Road R61 (to Story City).  The Owenson farm is the 2nd farm on the north side of the road past R61.

To reach the cemetery, it is necessary to go through the farm of Curtis Owenson (as of Nov 2011).  It is not mandatory to contact the Owenson family before driving to the cemetery, but a courtesy to notify someone at the house as you will be driving on private property.  Follow the dirt lane into the timber about ½ miles, over the creek; the cemetery is on the right side between farm land and the Skunk River.  Although there is a bridge over the creek, it is only in quite dry weather that is possible to drive to the cemetery.

 

 

The cemetery was walked and photographed November, 2011 by Pat Juon, Janelle Martin, and Jackie Frederick for the Hamilton Heritage Hunters Genealogical Society.  The cemetery list was transcribed and verified using the township record for the cemetery and previous listings.

 

When the cemetery was walked in November 2011, 38 gravestones were not found.  A comparison was made of the 1947 cemetery list and the missing names were added to this list with a comment of “Gravestone, site not found in 2011”

 

 

Name

Birth/Death Date

Comments

 

 

 

ANDERSON, 2 small broken stones

No dates

probably Hans (age 3) and Anbjor (age 4) Anderson

ANDERSON, Anbjorn

1823 - 1907

Husband of Martha Anderson; Same stone as Martha and Anna Anderson

ANDERSON, Anna

1870 - 1891

Daughter of Anbjorn & Martha Anderson; Same stone as Anbjorn & Martha Anderson

ANDERSON, Martha

1826 - 1909

Wife of Anbjorn Anderson; Same stone as Anbjorn and Anna Anderson

ASK, Methe

May 15, 1815 (calc) - Feb 20, 1881

Aged 65 yrs, 9 m, 5 days; Wife of Rasmus Eriksen Ask; repaired stone

ASK, Rasmus Ericksen

Dec 25, 1801 - Mar 12, 1876

Husband of Methe Ask

BERGESON, Ben

1876 - 1923

 

BERGESON, Ragna

Apr 2, 1838 - Jan 25, 1900

Wife of R. Bergeson; “At Rest

BERGESON, Rasmus

Sept 27, 1828 - July 20,1897

Husband of Ragna Bergeson; “At Rest

BERGESON, Regena

Mar 24, 1878 - Apr 6, 1895

At Rest

BOLAND, Anna

Sept 16, 1824 - Apr 25, 1903

Wife of Hans Boland; same stone as Hans

BOLAND, Hans J.

Sept 6, 1825 - July 24, 1903

Husband of Anna Boland; same stone as Anna

BRALAND, Britha

Mar 24, 1814 - Nov 4, 1900

“Betsey”; Wife of Elling Braland; Footstone says “Betsey”

BRALAND, Elling

May 7, 1801 - Sept 4, 1859

Husband of Betsey Braland; First burial in Boe Cemetery

BRALAND, Rakkel

May 18, 1832 (calc) - Mar 18, 1872

“Rachel”; Aged 39 yrs, 10 m; Wife of Ole Ellingson Braland

BRATTELAND, Asker

1828 - 1908

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

BRATTELAND, Edlava

No date

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

BRATTELAND, Ellen M.

1865 - 1911

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

BRATTELAND, Gina M.

No date

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

BRATTELAND, Jacob E.

1860 - 1903

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

BRATTELAND, Martin G.

1901 - 1901

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

CHARLSON, Siri

1865 - 1871

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

CHARLESON, Turena

1847 (calc) - Aug 25, 1870

Aged 23 years; Daughter of C. & C. Charleson; broken stone

CHARLESON, Twin Boys

No date

Stone just says “Twin Boys

CHRISTENSON, Helga Marie

1862  (calc) - Oct 7, 1863

Aged 1 yr; Daughter of E. & J Christenson; Same stone as Jonas Christenson

CHRISTENSON, Jonas

Nov 1, 1865 (calc) - Apr 21, 1866

Aged 5m, 20 days; Son of E. & J Christenson; Same stone as Helga M. Christenson

CHRISTENSON, Lars

1857 (calc) - May 16, 1865

Aged 8 yr, 7 days; Son of Anders & Helga (Larsdatter) Christenson; Stone is unreadable; information taken from earlier reading and family history recording

EGEMO, Karl G.

1893 - 1894

 

EGLAND, Anna Gurine

1839 - 1861

Daughter of Erick & Guro Egland (dates from  1936 cemetery listing)

EGLAND, Annie  E.

1831 - 1861

Daughter of Erick & Guro Egland (dates from  1936 cemetery listing)

EGLAND, Erick

1791 (calc) - 1861

Aged 70 yrs; Husband of Guro Egland; Children Annie E. and Anna G. are on each side of the headstone. There are four foot stones with initials of Erick, Guro, Anna and Annie

EGLAND, Guro

1796 (calc) - 1861

Aged 65 yrs; Wife of Erick Egland; Children Annie E. and Anna G. are on each side of the headstone. There are four foot stones with initials of Erick, Guro, Anna and Annie

FULLER, Orrin A.

1868 - 1897

 

GABRIELSON, baby

No date

Son of Ole Gabrielson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

GABRIELSON, Ellie

1858 - 1890

Wife of Ole Gabrielson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

GABRIELSON, son

No date

Son of Ole Gabrielson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

HAALAND, Ann A.

Jan 1843 (calc) - Jan 27, 1880

Aged 37 yrs; Wife of Ole Haaland

HAALAND, Ole

Oct 15, 1836 (calc) - Aug 1, 1886

Aged 49 yrs, 9 m, 17 days; Husband of Anna Haaland

HANSON, John

Aug 22, 1810 (calc) - July 4, 1890

Aged 79 yrs, 10 m, 12 days

HAPNESS, Charley S.

Nov 8,1889 - Mar 27, 1926

Son of Michael & Lydia Hapness; Iowa Pvt. U.S. Army – WWI

HAPNESS, Michael S.

Jan 28, 1856 - Mar 1, 1937

Husband of Lydia Hapness; Son of Stan & Martha Sjurson

HENDERSON, Alfred D.

Sept 26, 1909 - Dec 11, 1910

Son of Oscar L. & B.O. Henderson; “A bud on earth is a blossomm in Heaven.”

HENDERSON, Anna Melinda (Olson)

June 29, 1853 (calc) - Nov 16, 1890

Aged 37 yrs, 4 m, 18 days; Wife of Oscar L. HENDERSON, Daughter of Lars B.& Ubjor OLSON, “Remember me as you pass by as you are now so once was I….”

HENDERSON, Bertha

1874 - 1947

Last burial in Boe Cemetery

HENDERSON, Ellen Lorinda

Oct 6, 1872 (calc) - Oct 25, 1890

Aged 18 yrs, 19 days; Daughter of H.L. & Malinda Henderson

HENDERSON, Erik Martin

June 4, 1877 (calc) - Jan 26, 1880

Aged 2 yrs, 7 m, 22 days; Son of H. L. & Malinda Henderson

HENDERSON, Gertie Eveline

Sept 25, 1878 (calc) - Oct 1, 1878

Aged 6 days; Daughter of Oscar L. & Anna Melinda Henderson; broken stone

HENDERSON, H. L

1848 - 1896

Husband of Malinda Henderson

HENDERSON, Hannah

1861 - 1903

Wife of T. L. Henderson; Same stone as T.L. and Luella Sofia

HENDERSON, Lincoln Benhard

July 28, 1902 - May 12, 1903

Son of Oscar L. & B. Henderson;

 “Bright as a sunbeam pure as the dew anxiously looking mother for you….”

HENDERSON, Luella Sofia

1887 - 1888

Daughter of T. L. & Hannah Henderson; Same stone as T.L. & Hannah Henderson

HENDERSON, Malinda

1857 - 1894

Wife of H. L. Henderson

HENDERSON, Oscar L.

1850 - 1925

Husband of Anna Melinda Henderson

HENDERSON, Sarah T.

1887 - 1901

Daughter of H. L. & Melinda Henderson

HENDERSON, T. L.

1851 - 1928

Husband of Hannah Henderson; Same stone as Hannah and Luella Sofia

HENDERSON, twin boys

1942 - 1842

Sons of Lincoln & Bertha Henderson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

HENDERSON, Uber Cesilie

Apr 23, 1876 (calc) - Dec 10, 1890

Aged 14 yrs, 7 m, 17 days; Daughter of Oscar L. & Anna Melinda Henderson;  “When he shall come with trumpet sound, O may I then in Him be found,….”

HENDRICKSON, Anne S.

1855 - 1925

“Annie”; Wife of Benjamin Hendrickson

HENDRICKSON, Benjamin

1850 - 1928

“Ben”; Husband of Anne S. Hendrickson

HENRYSON, Anna

Jan 2, 1826 (calc) - Jan 11, 1862

Aged 36 yrs, 9 days; Wife of L. Henryson

HETLAND, John

June 20,1823 - Jan 14, 1907

Husband of Martha Hetland;

Same stone with a Martha Hetland - probably a granddaughter

HETLAND, Martha

1837 - 1920

Wife of John Hetland; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

HETLAND, Martha

1877 (calc) - Apr 29, 1892

Aged 15 yrs; Same stone with John Hetland- probably a granddaughter

HOLLAND, Helen Olina

Aug 24, 1876 - Mar 29, 1897

Daughter of Ole & Anna Holland

HOUGEN, Anna Malinda

1835 - 1909

Wife of O. J. Hougen

HOUGEN, O. J.

1832 - 1910

Husband of Anna Hougen

JACOBSON, Helga G.

Oct 12, 1838 - May 17, 1904

 

KNUTSON, Charles

1852 - 1866

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

KNUTSON, Charles S.

May 3, 1874 - Aug 17, 1910

 

KNUTSON, Esther Marie

Dec 15, 1845 - Sept 1, 1887

Wife of Severt Knutson; daughter of Laures B & Ubjor OLSON, same stone as Severt Knutson

KNUTSON, Knud

1851 - 1866

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

KNUTSON, Olaf

1856 - 1866

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

KNUTSON, Severt

July 25, 1827 - Aug 7, 1890

Husband of Esther Marie Knutson; same stone as Esther Marie Knutson

KNUTSON, Siri

1836 - 1866

 

LARSON, Elisabeth

Nov 7, 1808 - Apr 22, 1897

Wife of John Larson

LARSON, John

1810  (calc) - Sept 1, 1865

Aged 55 yrs; Husband of Elisabeth Larson

LARSON, Lars Johannes

1868 - 1868

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

LARSON, Peder

Mar 14, 1826 (calc) - Feb 28, 1863

Aged 36 yrs, 11 m, 14 days; Husband of Melinda (Christianson) Larson; Same stone as Peder LARSON, Jr. and Petra Chistine Phillops

LARSON, Peder (Jr.)

Feb 18, 1863 (calc) - Aug 23, 1863

Aged 6 m, 5 days; Son of Peder & Melinda Larson; Same stone as Peder LARSON, Jr. and Petra Chistine Phillops

LISCTH, Andriwe

1849 - 1890

Same stone as Barbru Mikkelsdatter

MAAKESTAD, Syvert T.

1883 - 1883

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

MIKKELSDATTER, Barbru

1819 - 1892

Daughter of Barbo Mikkels; Same stone as Andriwe Liscth

MILLANG, Ellen U.

Nov 29, 1887 - Feb 22, 1890

Daughter of Ole & Lizzie B. (Olson) Millang; “Budded on earth to bloom in heaven…”; same stone as Olena and Ubert Millang

MILLANG, Olena

Sept 4, 1885 - Feb 21, 1889

Daughter of Ole & Lizzie B. (Olson) Millang; “He carries the lambs in his bosem”; same stone as Ellen U. and Ubert Millang

MILLANG, Ubert

Nov 7, 1886 - Dec 11, 1886

Son of Ole & Lizzie B. (Olson) Millang, “Gone to a better place”; same stone as Ellen U. and Olena Millang

MOLDE, Lewis

1885 - 1885

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

NOSBAKKEN, George

No date

Child; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

O’CONNOR, Frederick D.

Feb 17, 1893 - Apr 7, 1893

Son of J. B. & M. J. O’Connor

OKLAND, Bertha Helene

Nov 7, 1875 (calc) - May 22, 1879

Aged  3 yrs, 6 m, 15 days; Daughter of Ingebregt & Martha Okland; same stone as Gabriel Okland

OKLAND, Gabriel

Feb 27, 1878 (calc) - May 27, 1879

Aged 1 yr, 3 m; Son of Ingebregt & Martha Okland; Same stone as Bertha H. Okland

OLESON, Lewis

1909 - 1909

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

OLSON, Caroline B.

1855 - 1934

“Carrie”; (aka Ciia Boe); Daughter of Laures B & Ubjor Olson;  Broken stone

OLSON, Clarence Henry

1897 - 1897

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

OLSON, Genelisa

Dec 29, 1858 (calc) - Sept 6, 1861

Aged 3 yrs, 8 m, 8 days; same side of stone as Ida Tomina and Greta Olson

OLSON, Greta

Sept 25, 1862 (calc) - Mar 25, 1866

Aged 3 yrs, 6 m; same side of stone as Genelisa and Ida Tomina Olson;

“our darling children now are gone but not forgotten...”

OLSON, Grethe

1867 - 1871

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

OLSON, Ida B.

May 5,1894 (calc) - Dec 1, 1894

Aged 6m, 26 days; Daughter of O.B. & B. Olson; same stone as Orvel E. Olson

OLSON, Ida Tomina

May 6, 1860 (calc) - Sept 24, 1861

Aged 1 yr, 4 m, 18 days; same side of stone as Genelisa and Greta Olson;

 has foot stone that says ‘I.T.O.’

OLSON, Ida Tumena

Jan 2, 1864 (calc) - Feb 23, 1889

Aged 25 yrs, 1 m, 21 days; Daughter of Laures B & Ubjor Olson; reverse side of stone has the name ‘Henderson’ engraved on the bottom

OLSON, Laures Boe

Sept 28, 1807 (calc) - Oct 12, 1878

“Lars”; Husband of Udbjor Olson;  Aged 71 yr, 14 days

OLSON, Lizzy

1861 - 1861

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

OLSON, Maria Katrine

July 21, 1864 (calc) - Mar 15, 1882

Aged 17 yrs, 7 m, 22 days; Daughter of O. & M. Olson; stone difficult to read

OLSON, Orvel E.

Dec 26, 1889 (calc) - Jan 20, 1890

Aged 25 days; Son of O. B. & B. Olson; same stone as Ida B. Olson

OLSON, Udbjor

June 21, 1829 - May 18, 1910

Wife of Laures B. Olson

OWENSON, Aanen

1861 (calc) - Aug 3, 1878

Aged 17 yrs; same stone as Methea and Caroline Owenson; Stone unreadable

OWENSON, Caroline

1863 (calc) - Aug 1865

Aged 2 yrs; same stone as Aanen and Methea Ownson; Stone unreadable

OWENSON, Carrie

1833 (calc) - Apr 24, 1902

Aged 69 yrs; Wife of Owen Owenson

OWENSON, Methea

1835 (calc) - Apr 1, 1861

Aged 26 yrs; same stone as Aanen and caroline Owenson; Stone unreadable

OWENSON, Metta K

1855 - 1881

 

PEDERSON, Cornelius

No date

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

PEDERSON, Hans

Dec 10, 1821 (calc) - June 20, 1908

Aged 86 yrs, 6 m, 10 days

PEDERSON, Hans Jr.

1884 - 1925

Son of Hans & T. Pederson;  American Legion Marker

PEDERSON, Henry

Nov 6, 1860 (calc) - Feb 21, 1891

Aged 30 yrs, 3 m, 15 days; Son of H. & Taaron Pederson; same stone as Taaron and Samuel Pederson

PEDERSON, Samuel

Oct 8, 1886 (calc) - Oct 22, 1886

Aged 14 days; Son of H. & S. Pederson; Same stone as Henry and Taaron Pederson

PEDERSON, Taaron

May 7, 1842 (calc) - June 8, 1885

Aged 43 yrs, 1 m, 1day; Wife of H. Pederson; Same stone as Henry and Samuel Pederson

PEDERSON, Tobias

1880 - 1880

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

PETERSON, Agnes

1879 - 1881

“Peterson children”; 4 children on one stone

PETERSON, Betsie S.

Apr 26, 1861 (calc) -  June 5, 1865

Aged 4 yrs, 1m, 10 days; Daughter of Chrest & Malinda Peterson; same stone as 2 siblings, Hendri, Hellen

PETERSON, Chrest

Aug 28, 1822 - Dec 7, 1901

Husband of Malinda Peterson; Same stone as Malinda Peterson; American Legion marker

PETERSON, Helga

1863 - 1864

“Peterson children”; 4 children on one stone

PETERSON, Hellen

Sept 4, 1870 (calc) - Mar 18, 1882

Aged 11 yrs; 6 m; 14 days; Daughter of H. & P. Peterson

PETERSON, Hellen M.

Oct 23, 1867 (calc) - Apr 8, 1870

Aged 2 yrs, 5m, 16 days; Daughter of Chrest & Malinda Peterson; same stone as 2 siblings, Betsie, Hendri

PETERSON, Hendri M.

Oct 14, 1863 (calc) - June 1. 1865

Aged 1 yr, 7 m, 18 days; Son of Chrest & Malinda Peterson; same stone as 2 siblings, Betsie, Hellen

PETERSON, Johannes

1872 - 1874

“Peterson children”; 4 children on one stone

PETERSON, Karina

1875 - 1876

“Peterson children”; 4 children on one stone

PETERSON, Malinda

Nov 1841 - Feb 1914

Wife of Chrest Peterson; same stone as Chrest Peterson

PETERSON, Mathias

1841 - 1868

2 names on one stone

PETERSON, Thobias

May 18, 1880 (calc) - May 18, 1880

Aged 1day; Son of H. & P. Peterson

PETERSON, Torres

1843 - 1867

2 names on one stone

PHILLOPS, Petra Chistine

Mar 27, 1867 (calc) - Oct 15, 1867

Aged 6 m, 18 days; Daughter of Knute & Melinda (Christianson-Larson) Phillops; Same stone as Peder LARSON, sr. and Peder LARSON, jr.

PIERSON, Helda Bertine

Nov 19, 1873 (calc) - Mar 17, 1876

Aged 2 yr, 3 m, 27 days; Daughter of P. & M. Pierson;

“weap not father and mother for me, for I’m waiting in glory for thee….”

RANDO, Mikkel

Mar 29, 1847 (calc) - Sept 29, 1895

Aged 48 yrs, 6 m; Husband of Madela M. Rendo

RASMUSSON, Elias Vaula

1831 - 1914

Husband of Helena Rasmusson; Same stone as Helena and Ellen Rasmusson

RASMUSSON, Ellen

1857 - 1883

Daughter of Elias V. & Helena Rasmusson; Same stone at Elias and Helena Rasmusson

RASMUSSON, Helena

1835 - 1903

Wife of Elias Vaula Rasmusson; Same stone as Elias V. and Ellen Rasmusson

RENDO, Julia

Feb 24, 1877 (calc) - Mar 1, 1877

Aged 5 days; Daughter of Mikkel & Madela Rendo; broken stone

RENDO, Julia A.

July 27, 1875 (calc) - Mar 13, 1876

Aged 7 m and 15 days; Daughter of Mikkel & Madela Rendo; broken stone

RENDO, Madela M

Mar 4,1856 - Feb 4, 1881

Wife of Mikkel Rando

RINDO, Martin

1890 - 1890

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

RINDO, Sarah

1892 - 1892

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

RITLAND, Aanen

Mar 1801 - Mar 7, 1884

Aged 83 yrs

RUNESTAD, Knud

No date

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

SHELDALL, boy

1861 - 1861

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

SHELDALL, Erick L.

May 30, 1844 (calc) - July 22, 1876

Aged 32 yrs, 1 m, 22 days; “His way was to Heaven”;

 32nd Iowa Infantry- Civil War

SHELDALL, Herbor  (Tweedt)

Nov 15, 1819 (calc) - May 28, 1892

Aged 72 yrs, 6 m, 13 days; Wife of Lars Sheldall

SHELDALL, Jacob Lewis

1861 - 1864

Same stone as Randi Sheldall

SHELDALL, Lars Erickson

June 22, 1804 (calc) - July 24, 1881

Aged 77 yrs, 1 m, 2 days; Husband of Herbor Sheldall

SHELDALL, Randi

1857 - 1862

Same stone as Jacob Lewis Sheldall

STUMO, Lars

 

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

SVENSEN, Surina

Apr 4, 1866 - Mar 29, 1898

 

SVINLAND, Engebor Tollevs

May 1823 - July 13, 1869

Stone difficult to read; (earlier listings say Ingebor Svinland - perhaps it is  “ datter of _ Svinland”)

THOMPSON, Anna

1820 - 1889

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, Eliza

1826 - 1870

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, Enoch

1824 - 1870

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, George

1861 - 1861

Twin of Oscar Thompson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, George H.

1852 - 1929

 

THOMPSON, Haavar

1818 - 1882

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, Henry

Feb 24, 1860 (calc) - Aug 30, 1861

Aged 1 yr; 6 m, 6 days; Son of H. & A. Thompson; Same stone as Thomas & Mary Ann Thompson

THOMPSON, Julia Bertha (Braland)

1871 - 1920

Same stone as Ole T. Thompson

THOMPSON, Marie A.

1855 - 1861

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, Marjorie

July 17, 1909 - Jan 21, 1917

Daughter of B. & I. Thompson

THOMPSON, Mary Ann

1856 (calc) - Sept 26, 1864

Aged 8 yrs; Daughter of H. & A. Thompson; Same stone as Henry and Thomas Thompson

THOMPSON, Ole T.

1849 - 1920

Same stone as Julia Thompson

THOMPSON, Oscar

1861 - 1861

Twin of George Thompson; Gravestone, site not found in 2011

THOMPSON, Thomas

July 16, 1855 (calc) - Aug 23, 1861

Aged 6 yrs, 1 m, 7 days; Son of H. & A. Thompson; Same stone as Henry and Mary Ann Thompson; stone difficult to read

TONGE, Hans

1794 - 1874

Husband of Martha Tonge

TONGE, Martha

1798 - 1878

Wife of Hans Tonge

TORRISON, Kari

1819 - 1884

Wife of Peter Torrison

TORRISON, Peter

1808 - 1878

Husband of Kari Torrison; earlier cemetery listed him as “Pitter”

TOW, Ole

1786 - 1871

Broken stone

WALKENHAUER, Anna

1887 - 1921

Gravestone, site not found in 2011

WELTHA, John

      (& 3 other Weltha children)

1858 - 1859

Son of Osmund & M. Weltha; John and 3 of Osmund & M. Weltha’s remaining children (2 sons and 1 daughter) all died in rapid succession

WILLIAMS, Andrew

1843 - 1883

Husband of Helena Williams

WILLIAMS, Helena

1845 - 1863

Wife of Andrew Williams

WILLIAMS, Martha

1821 - 1881

Wife of William Williams

WILLIAMS, William

1820 - 1906

Husband of Martha Williams

 


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Contributed April 2008 for the IAGenWeb by Lois Thompson
A History of Boe Cemetery
by Mrs. Albert (Sarah) Holt

Nestled in the timber along the west bank of the Skunk River lies the Boe Cemetery This site was chosen by ancestors of Randall and Ellsworth area residents for its beauty and convenience.

Located in the southern part of Hamilton County in Ellsworth Township, the original cemetery land was part of a U.S. grant to William Estel on June 15, 1855. Estel deeded the land to Laures B. Olson on June 3, 1857. The original farm was a quarter section valued at $1,500. The cemetery plot is listed as 99 square rods.

Laures B. Olson (also known as Lars B. Olson) and his wife Ubjor gave a warranty deed dated April 1, 1869 (recorded in Book 7 page 340 of the Hamilton County records) to residents of Ellsworth and Scott Townships. Twenty-seven people are listed as grantees, with the total cost being $12.00. "This deed also gives access to go from the south side on line of my farm to the said graveyard, without any request of said persons and these leave shall have power ever to my successors in the same manor (manner) as the graveyard which is Warranted Deeded."

Boe was the family name in Norway but those immigrating to America took the name of Olson upon arriving here.

Through the diligent efforts of L.J. Tjernagel of Story City, a near complete list of burials in this cemetery was made in 1936. Much credit should be given to this man who had foresight enough to accomplish this task. There are 163 names listed of those buried in the Boe Cemetery.

When the cemetery site was chosen it was not suspected that time and the elements would so erode the river banks, causing it to cave in and take with it some of the graves and tombstones. This was very much in evidence around 1915 when the Mt. Olive Cemetery at Randall was started and a number of people purchased lots there and moved the remains of their loved ones to a safer place. However, for many years there has been no evidence of cave-ins as the river channel has altered. For many years the Trustees of Ellsworth Twp. have assumed the care of the cemetery and have kept it fenced and mowed so it is reportedly a place of beauty. It is no longer used.

Those resting in Boe Cemetery include:

Anbjon Anderson 1823-1907  Anna Anderson 1870-1891  
Martha Anderson 1826-1909  
Hans Anderson 3 years,early date
Anbjon Anderson 4 years,early date   Methe Ask 1861-1881  
Rasmus E. Ask 1801-1876  Ben Bergeson 1876-1920   
Ragna Bergeson 1838-1900  Ragna Bergeson 1878-1895  
Rasmus Bergeson 1828-1887  Anna Boland 1824-1900  
Hans J. Boland 1825-1903  Betsy Braland 1814-1900  
Elling Braland 1801 -1859  Rakkel Braland 1830-1872  
Asker Bratteland 1828-1908  Edlava Bratteland  
Ellen M. Bratteland 1865-1911  
Gina M. Bratteland  

Jacob E. Bratteland 1860-1903  Martin G, Bratteland 1901-1901

Siri Charlson 1865-1871   

Taaron Charlson 1847-1870

Helga Christenson 1867-1868        Jonas Christenson 1865-1866

Lars Christenson  1857-1865        Karl G. Egemo 1893-1894

Annie E. Egland 1831-1861

Anna Gurine Egland 1839-1861  Erik Egland 1791-1861  

Guro Egland 1796-1861    

Orrn A. Fuller 1868-1897

Ellie Gabrielson 1858-1890

Baby of Ole Gabrielson   

Son of Ole Gabrielson  Anna Haaland 1843-1880

Hellen Olina Haaland 1876-1897  Ole Haaland 1836-1886

John Hanson 1810-1890

Charley S. Hapness 1879-1926  Michael Hapness 1856-1937

0.J. Haugen 1832-1910

Twin sons of Lincoln and Bessie Henderson  1942

Bertha Henderson 1875-1947  Malinda Henderson 1857-1894

H.L. Henderson 1848-1846  Lorenda Henderson 1878-1890

Eric Martin Henderson 1877-1880    Sarah T. Henderson 1887-1901

T.L Henderson 1851 -1928

Hannah Henderson 1861-1903  Luella Henderson 1887-1888

Oscar L. Henderson 1853-1925  Malinda Henderson 1853-1890

Cecelia Henderson 1876-1890  Lincoln Henderson 1902-1908

Alfred Henderson 1909-1910  Annie Hendrickson 1855-1925

Ben Hendrickson 1850 1928

Anna Malinda Hetland 1835-1909  Martha Hetland 1887-1892

Martha Hetland 1837-1920

John Hetland 1823-1907
Helga G. Jacobson 1836-1904

Sivert Knutson 1827-1890
Siri Knutson 1836-1866
Olaf Knutson 1856-1866
Charles Knutson 1852-1866
Esther M. Knutson 1845-1887
Charles S Knutson 1874-1910
Knud Knutson 1851-1866
Elizabeth Larson 1808-1897         
John Larson 1810-1865
Lars Johannes Larson 1868-1868     Peder Larson 1827-1863
Peder Larson, Jr. infant 1863      Andrine Liseth 1849-1890
Syvert T. Maakestad    -1883
Ellen Mellang 1887-1890            
Olene Mellang 1885-1889
Ubert Mellang 1886-1886
Barbro Mikkels Dtr. 1819-1892
Lewis Molde   -1885

Geo. Nostbakken, child
Frederick O'Connor, infant -1893   
Ida B. Olson, infant -1894
Orvel Olson, infant - 1890
Carrie Olson 1855-1934
Lars Olson Boe 1807-1878
Ubjor Olson 1829-1910
Ida Tomine Olson 1863-1889
Grethe Olson 1867-1871
Aanen Owenson 1826-1878
Carrie Owenson 1833-1902
Metta K. Owenson 1855-1881
Caroline Owenson 1863-1865
Marie K. Olson 1864-1882
Clarence Henry Olson, infant 1897   Lizzy Olson, infant 1861
Ida Olson, infant 1861
Lewis Oleson, baby boy 1909-1909   Hans Pederson 1821-1908
Taaron Pederson 1842-1885
Henry Pederson 1861-1891
Hellen Pederson 1870-1881
Cornelius Pederson
Tobias Pederson, infant 1880
Hans Pederson, Jr. 1884-1925

Christ Peterson 1822-1901
Malinda Peterson 1841-1914
Betsy Peterson 1861 -1865
Helga Peterson 1863-1864
Johannes Peterson 1872-1874        Karina Peterson 1875-1876
Agnes Peterson 1879-1881
Torris Peterson 1843-1867
Mathis Peterson 1841-1868
Petra C. Phillops,infant 1866
Hilda Pierson 1873-1876
Mikkel Rando 1846-1895
Madelo Rando 1856-1881
Julia Rando 1875-1876
Julia Rando, infant 1877
Martin Rando 1890-1899
Sarah Rando 1892-1899
Aanen Ritland 1801-1884
Knud Runestad
Erick L. Sheldall 1844-1876
Herbor Sheldall 1819-1892
Lars Sheldall 1804-1881
Randi Sheldall 1857-1862
Boy Sheldall,infant 1861-1861  Lars Stumo

Ingeborg Svinland 1823-1869  Serino Swenson 1866-1898
Haavar Thompson 1818-1882  
Anna Thompson 1820-1889
Henry Thompson 1860-1861  Thomas Thompson 1854-1861

Marie A. Thompson 1855-1861  
George H. Thompson 1852-1929
0.T. Thompson 1849-1920
Julia Thompson 1871 -1920
Margorine Thompson 1909-1917  Enoch Thompson 1824-1870
Eliza Thompson 1826-1870
Oscar Thompson, infant 1861  George Thompson, infant 1861

Hans Tonge 1794-1874
Martha Tonge 1792-1879
Pitter Torreson 1808-1878
Kari Torreson 1819-1884
Ole Tow 1786-1871
Elias Vaula 1831-1914

Helena Vaula
Ellen Vaula
Anna Walkenhauer 1887-1921
John Weltha 1858-1859



There are three more Weltha
children who died in rapid
succession.

William Wlliams 1820-1906

Martha Williams

Helena Williams

There was an epidemic of typhoid fever in 1861 and many families or members of families died.

The cemetery is located on a farm, owned by Curtis Owenson, and located in a field north of the homestead.

 
 

 

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