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Cemetery Index


Highland Lutheran Cemetery

Sec 3 NW/SE - Highland township

Highland Lutheran Cemetery - photo by Jim Steele JR Birdseye view of Highland Lutheran church & cemetery - Bing maps
Birdseye view courtesy Bing maps

To reach the cemetery from Elkader, take Hwy 56 west to Cannon Rd. Turn right (north) and follow Cannon Rd. to 225th St. turn left (west) and travel to the church & cemetery.


Note! This burial list & information was compiled from researcher contributions, obituaries, gravestone photos, WPA graves registration, SSDI records, census records, veteran burial records & newspaper articles. 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 the Highland cemetery that isn't listed? Dates? Corrections?

*The original list of names was contributed by Charlene Barnhart from an unknown source
*The WPA records were transcribed by Phyllis Montour and have been merged into the burial list.
*Changes & additions were contributed by Corinne Schoien November 2003
*Additional information & dates were provided by Joann Swenson Humphrey, January 2005
*Richard O'Brien has contributed names, dates & other info. from the Allamakee county Death Records (ACDR) and Veterans Affairs records (VAR). Some of the ACDR give funeral home - they are abreviated as follows:
Leonard Funeral home = LFH
Martin Funeral home = MFH
Schultz Funeral home = SFH
Witt Funeral home = WFH

*Gravestone photos have been contributed for this cemetery. Do you have any to share?
View gravestone photos for Highland Lutheran cemetery

*Obituaries have been contributed for some of the people in Highland cemetery. Do you have one to share?
Clayton co. Obituary Index & Allamakee co. Obituary Index

Name Birth Death Comments
Aamoth, Ingeborg 1836 1908 w/o Syver
Aamoth, John 1872 07/1?/1956 s/o Syver & John
Aamoth, Knute      
Amoth, Sever 1811 1910 h/o Ingeborg
Anderson, Bennie 10/06/1891 07/24/1906  
       
Benson, Adolph Ludwig 02/23/1896 01/04/1959 h/o Frances Finley; s/o August & Sara E.; 352nd Inf., 88th Div., WWI
Benson, August 08/05/1855 06/15/1937 h/o Sarah E.
Benson, Ben T. 06/14/1864 01/10/1941 s/o Thomas & Isabel (Odden)
Benson, Bertha Curina 1867 08/27/1914 WPA record
Benson, Bjorn M. 07/22/1862 01/04/1935 h/o Borghild; s/o Mikkel & Bergit Bjornson
Benson, Borghild nee Lien 01/17/1863 05/17/1929 w/o Bjorn M.; d/o Lars & Jorand
Benson, Buelah R. 06/17/1921 03/08/2002 w/o Leo L.
Benson, Charles August 04/22/1888 03/06/1980 s/o August & Sarah; Iowa State senator 2 terms
Benson, Engeborg 'Isabel' nee Odden 06/15/1841 10/20/1923 w/o Thomas; d/o Ole
Benson, Guri 1825 07/19/1906  
Benson, Leo LaVern 11/16/1924 09/19/2006 h/o Buelah R.
Benson, Melvin E. 01/30/1894 09/10/1968 h/o Carmen Schweikert; s/o Bjorn & Borghild
Benson, Oscar A.   12/14/1963 s/o August & Sarah
Benson, Sarah Elizabeth nee Jakobi 11/11/1857 06/17/1932 w/o August
Benson, Thomas 12/31/1838 09/25/1916 h/o Isabel; s/o Ben & Alice (Thronsgoard)
Bogstrand, Ole T. 04/24/1833 04/29/1911  
Bogstrand, Tollef      
Brown, Janis Colleen nee Larson 07/16/1932 09/24/2014 w/o William 'Bill' Brown; d/o Orvald E. & Iowa L. (Erickson)
Browne, Luella      
Bush, Gladys Lavon nee Larson 09/24/1923 12/09/1990 w/o Irvin
Bush, Irvin Delbert 10/25/1916 01/24/2001 h/o Gladys; U.S. Navy, Chinese-Japanese war
Butikofer, Patricia Lucille 'Pat' nee Erickson 09/27/1929 11/30/2010 w/o Silas; d/o Charles & Doris (Hader)
Butikofer, Silas L. 02/17/1924 11/02/2012 h/o Patricia
       
Chapman, Fanny nee Dils 07/18/1814 03/15/1903 w/o Jackson (died 1849 in Ohio)
Christianson, Christian O. 'Chris'   01/06/1948 aged 75y; h/o Ingeborg
Christianson, Gladys Cornelia 03/26/1906 10/02/1910 d/o Ole O.
Christianson, Ingeborg nee Wikan   1946 w/o Christian O.
Christianson, Ruth G.      
       
Dale, Emelia G. nee Gunderson 05/19/1886 01/04/1935 w/o Russell; d/o E.E.; died in San Francisco
       
Engen, Astri 1823 1911  
Engen, Nels 1830 1911  
Engen, Peter N. 06/09/1868 06/15/1936  
Erickson, Bertha Gurina nee Johnson 06/05/1867 08/27/1914 w/o John
Erickson, Charles A. 06/05/1892 04/22/1980 h/o Doris; s/o August & Emma Christine (Johnson); d. Postville; ACDR
Erickson, Christena nee Anderson 02/04/1851 03/20/1928 w/o John; d/o Berge & Anna
Erickson, Doris Magnolia nee Hader 07/23/1910 02/13/1991  
Erickson, Hilma nee Benson 05/04/1888 11/11/1931 w/o Levi; d/o August & Sarah (Jakobi)
Erickson, Jennie 12/25/1894 01/06/1917 d/o John & Bertha
Erickson, John 08/19/1840 02/14/1917 h/o Christena; s/o Erick & Anna
Erickson, John 08/24/1864 11/19/1924 h/o Bertha
Erickson, Levi 1889 1920 h/o Hilma; s/o John & Christina
Espeseth, Birgit 1855 1935  
       
Fonnebu, Anna      
Fonnerd, Anne T. 1835 03/03/1907 WPA record
Frieden, Beryl Eulalie nee Hader 01/29/1916 07/22/1993 w/o Orville; d/o Gustav & Anna (Amoth) Hader
Frieden, Orville F.   07/20/1990  
       
Gregerson, Annie 1885 1960  
Gregerson, Christian 08/10/1882 11/29/1935 s/o Guttorm & Christina
Gregerson Christine nee Ellingson 06/23/1839 08/21/1921 w/o Guttorm; d/o Elling
Gregerson, George 04/12/1891 05/02/1979 s/o Lars & Margaret; WWI veteran
Gregerson / Gregorson, Guttorm 03/24/1842 05/06/1919 h/o Christine; served in the Norwegian army 3 yrs. before immigrating. Note! surname is spelled Gregorson throughout his obit
Gregerson, Ida Helene 1893 1939  
Gregerson, Julia 1870 01/11/1914  
Gregerson, Lars 12/21/1844 03/07/1939 h/o Margaret; s/o Gregor Olson & Gunhild Guttormson
Gregerson, Louie Martin 07/02/1896 04/16/1976 s/o Lars & Margaret
Gregerson, Margaret 'Margit' Olson nee Aasen 07/30/1864 02/25/1934 w/o Lars; d/o Ole & Isabelle
Gregerson, Oscar 04/07/1889 08/15/1969 s/o Lars & Margaret; WWI Veteran
Gregerson, Selma Kornelia 09/21/1902 08/30/1904 d/o Lars & Margaret
Gunderson, Embret   1950  
Gunderson, Mary      
Gunderson, Randina 1883 01/30/1931 d/o E.E.
       
Hader, Annie nee Aamot   06/15/1945 2nd w/o Gust
Hader, Gustaf 'Gust' 12/12/1856 07/11/1946 h/o 1st Hilma Jacobi, 2nd Anna
Hader, Sybil Ione      
Halverson, Alvina Ida nee Ruroden 05/04/1914 10/12/2009 w/o Roy; d/o Olaf & Bolettie (Malmquist)
Halverson, James Ronald 'Jim' 08/30/1938 04/21/2013 s/o Roy & Alvina; US Army, military police
Halverson, Roy Gillard 12/12/1897 09/16/1984 h/o Alvina; s/o Erick & Mari (Knudtson) Halverson
Harrington, Norma Pauline Everitt nee Larson 1930 03/09/1987 w/o 1st Harley Everitt, 2nd Andrew Harringon; d/o Adolph & Mary
Hofer, Selma Esther Lerch, Meisner, nee Friederich 12/11/1905 01/29/1987 1st h/ Ernest Lerch (d. 1940, bur. Apostolic cem.); 2nd h/ Harold Meisner (d. 1968); 3rd h/ Clarence Hofer (d. 1976); d/o Gottlieb & Adeline (Butikofer)
Holm, Leonard      
Holm, Ruby Josephine Reinhart nee Holm 04/18/1906 07/03/1987 w/o Selmer; d/o Andrew & Clara (Skarshoug)
Holm, Selmer T. 07/07/1905 11/18/1978 h/o Ruby; s/o Thorvald 'Tom' & Kjersti 'Clara' (Landsgaard)
Holm, Vivian      
Houg, Tillman      
       
Johnson, John H. 11/19/1879 02/16/1946 h/o Luena; s/o Halvor & Bergit (Nelson) Johnson
Johnson, Luena nee Wikan 07/10/1872 07/17/1937 w/o John H.
       
Krieg, Neal S. 09/02/1937 11/22/2015 h/o Eleanor Reavis; s/o Leonard H. & Eloise L. (Musfeldt)
Kuehl, Edward Vernon   1975 h/o Phyllis
Kuehl, George 03/12/1945 08/20/2015 h/o Joyce Foels; s/o Edward V. & Phyllis
Kuehl, Phyllis Edith nee Wikan 01/04/1915 07/04/2000 w/o Edward; d/o Halvor & Amanda (Meisner)
       
Larson, Adoph H. 1894 02/18/1965 h/o Mary A.
Larson, Albert H. 10/01/1878 04/30/1956 s/o Halvor & Ingeborg
Larson, Albert 03/03/1869 04/08/1950 h/o Margaret
Larson, Anders 05/21/1837 10/05/1907  
Larson, Betsey M. nee Benson 1890 1970 w/o Olavus H.
Larson, Bjorn 1862 1935 "Father"; h/o Borghild
Larson, Borghild 1863 1929 "Mother"; w/o Bjorn
Larson, Carroll Lamar 05/21/1943 08/26/2016 s/o Adolph & Mary; Lieut. Colonel, U.S. Air Forces, Vietnam
Larson, Charles 1848 11/09/1923 h/o Evelyn Mary
Larson, Christian P. 1876 1936  
Larson, Clara Louise nee Johnson 10/08/1907 09/20/1989 2nd w/o Henry E.; d/o Carl & Martha (Sampson) Johnson
Larson, Dorothy Evelyn nee Ernst 02/10/1915 11/18/1950 w/o Harril B.; d/o Ray & Eva; died of polio at U of I hospital, Iowa City, IA
Larson, Edward Lee 1937 1939  
Larson, Edward P. 1871 1938 "Father"; 2nd h/o Gunild
Larson, Elizabeth 1901 1976 w/o Peter E.
Larson, Elva Mae nee Lerch 1928 2000 w/o Mervin H.
Larson, Glen Edwin 04/09/1910 04/22/1991 h/o Stella G.; s/o Albert & Margaret
Larson, Gunild nee Thompson 12/24/1867 09/09/1940 "Mother"; 1st h/ Thor Knudson; 2nd h/ Edward P. Larson
Larson, Halvor 09/22/1844 11/04/1916 h/o Ingeborg; Civil War veteran
Larson, Harril B. 1915 1959 h/o Dorothy E.
Larson, Helen nee Johnsrud 04/23/1887 03/03/1923 1st w/o Henry E.
Larson, Henry Edward 04/14/1887 01/18/1960 h/o Helen
Larson, Henry R. 08/30/1877 08/02/1949 h/o Ida N.; s/o Reier & Ragnild
Larson, Hiram Clarence 06/12/1926 07/15/1988 s/o Henry E. & Clara
Larson, Ida Nora nee Thronson 1880 05/09/1948 w/o Henry R.
Larson, Ingeborg nee Haugen 08/20/1859 08/09/1935 w/o Halvor
Larson, Iowa L. nee Erickson 1912 2002 w/o Orvald E.
Larson, Kari Helena nee Assen or Olson 1873 10/22/1908 1st w/o Lars P.
Larson, Lars P. 1868 1951 1st w/ Kari H.; 2nd w/ Lydia
Larson, Lars      
Larson, Lars H.      
Larson LaVern G. 06/05/1921 02/05/1964 PFC, 750th AAA Gun BN CAC, World War II
Larson, Lawrence 1914 1947 s/o Albert & Margaret
Larson, Lawrence V. 03/06/1918 04/17/1976 PVT, US Army, World War II
Larson, Louis J. 'Louie' 01/22/1897 03/24/1918 s/o L.H.; died at State hospital in Independence, IA
Larson, Lydia nee Roras 1889 1969 2nd w/o Lars P.
Larson, Margaret nee Larson 1875 03/05/1950 w/o Albert
Larson, Mary Anna nee Johnson 11/22/1903 10/05/1994 w/o Adolph; d/o Carl & Martha (Sampson)
Larson, Mary Evelyn nee Peterson 06/13/1863 1932 w/o Charles; d/o Hance & Jennie
Larson, Melvin - - infant s/o Albert & Margaret
Larson, Merlin L. 02/07/1916 07/23/1924 s/o Lars P. & Lydia
Larson, Mervin Harold 03/30/1922 11/19/2016 h/o Elva M. s/o Adolph & Mary
Larson, Olavus H. 1886 1968 h/o Betsey M.
Larson, Orvald E. 1905 1971 h/o Iowa L.
Larson, Peter Osvald 11/08/1899 03/03/1929 s/o Lars P. & Helena (Kari); hung himself
Larson, Peter E. 1900 1937 h/o Elizabeth
Larson, Ragnild 'Rachael' nee Gulbrandsen / Gilbertson 04/13/1842 10/24/1934 w/o Reier
Larson, Randdena   06/1?/1897 3 wk old d/o Albert & Margaret
Larson, Raymond J. 09/05/1937 09/05/1975  
Larson, Realto J. 1910 1936 s/o Henry E. & Helen
Larson, Reier Clement 04/26/1837 08/12/1925 h/o Ragnild; s/o Clement
Larson, Richard D. 03/29/1916 03/29/1997 s/o Henry R. & Ida N.; PFC US Army, World War II
Larson, Stanley Mervin 07/21/1950 02/21/1997 s/o Mervin & Elva M.; Sgt. USMC, Vietnam veteran
Larson, Stella Geneva nee Kjosa 09/10/1914 11/08/2007 w/o Glenn E.; d/o Thov JR & Gurine (Houg)
Larson, Theodore 08/16/1861 08/31/1931  
Larson, Thomas H. 1907 2001  
Lerch, Irma      
Leuchtenmacher, Hilda      
Leuchtenmacher, Roy      
       
Meisner, Harold H. 08/26/1907 06/07/1968 h/o Selma E.; s/o William & Louisa (Hofer)
Meisner, Selma nee Frederich 1905 1987 w/o Harold H.
Moore, Bernita Ilene nee Larson 10/01/1918 08/13/1999 w/o Leonard L.; d/o Olavus & Betsy (Benson); d. Postville; LFH; ACDR
Moore, Betsey Marie nee Benson 11/17/1890 10/07/1970 d/o Bjorn & Borghild (Lien) Benson; d. Postville; WFH; ACDR
Moore, Leonard Leo 03/21/1916 03/09/1989 h/o Bernita; s/o Emil & Esther (Frieden)
       
Olson, infant   1939 infant of Millard & Ona
Olson, Bernell Millard 05/11/1942 02/05/1949 s/o Millard & Ona
Olson, Joan Eileen   1933 d/o Millard & Ona
Olson, Millard Alvin 10/31/1905 10/31/1980 h/o Ona; s/o Ole & Ella
Olson, Ona Helen nee Christianson 12/31/1905 10/18/1983 w/o Millard; d/o Christian O. & Ingeborg (Wikan)
       
Pagan, Adolph      
Pagan, Alexander      
Pagan, Alexander Monroe      
Pagan, Tillie      
Palmer, Christina nee Larson 1880 04/07/1905 w/o Christ; d/o Halvor & Ingeborg
Pollock, Thomas 07/20/1832 05/11/1896 h/o Helen Rood
       
Reavis, Ernestine nee Schoien 11/22/1913 05/12/2006 w/o Floyd; d/o Herman & Alma (Torkelson)
Reavis, Floyd A. 'Shorty' 1909 06/01/1985 h/o Ernestine
Reavis, Franklin D. 02/04/1942 09/20/2017 s/o Floyd & Ernestine
Rose, Alan LeRoy 06/03/1948 12/20/2011 h/o Karen Cline; s/o Eugene & Vidys (Pape); U.S. Army veteran
       
Sarchet, baby      
Schoien, infant - - may be infant d/o Herman & Alma
Schoien, Alma R. nee Torkelson 05/28/1889 02/22/1972 w/o Herman; d/o Ole & Isabelle
Schoien, Arlene 04/01/1921 06/09/2007 d/o Herman & Alma
Schoien, Corinne Elizabeth 08/13/1926 11/17/2017 d/o Herman & Alma
Schoien, Herman O. 1877 03/14/1946 h/o Alma
Schoien, Irvin O. 1918 01/??/1958 s/o Herman & Alva
Syverson, Halvor nee Espeseth 10/10/1859 06/29/1931  
Sheeley, Minnie      
       
Thompson, Daniel 02/12/1879 11/03/1910  
Thompson, Earl J. 1924 2000  
Thompson, Halvor 1877 1957 s/o Ole & Leve (Brattrud) Bogstrand
Thompson, Inger 'Olive' nee Gunderson 1883 1962 w/o Thore
Thompson, Ingeborg nee Danielson 1843 1931 w/o Thore
Thompson, Ole 03/01/1880 03/05/1927 unmarried; brother of Thore
Thompson, Stenor O. 09/30/1872 09/05/1949 s/o Ole & Leve (Brattrud) Bogstrand
Thompson, Thore 1837 1918 h/o Ingeborg
Thompson, Thore 1877 1961 h/o Inger Olive
Torkelson, Abe 05/10/1853 01/02/1934 h/o Isabelle
Torkelson, Beda Rosina 06/08/1902 06/05/1916 d/o Halvor & Johanna
Torkelson, Carl Martin 11/12/1894 1988 h/o Mabel; s/o Ole & Isabelle; U.S. Army WWI
Torkelson, Elsie Viola nee Butikofer 08/24/1914 02/29/2000 2nd w/o William T.; d/o John & Louisa (Sutter)
Torkelson, Halvor 1863 03/??/1932 h/o Johanna
Torkelson, Helga      
Torkelson, Isabelle nee Olson     w/o Abe; burial here should be confirmed
Torkelson, Ingeborg 'Isabel' nee Holm 11/13/1867 10/29/1943 w/o Ole; d/o Asle & Sigrid
Torkelson, Johanna 'Hannah' nee Benson 10/14/1860 06/08/1934 w/o Halvor
Torkelson, Luella Geneva nee Benson 02/23/1901 02/02/1935 1st w/o William; d/o B.M. & Borghild
Torkelson, Mabel nee Nass 1902 1991 w/o Carl
Torkelson, Margith 1823 05/24/1907  
Torkelson, Millard      
Torkelson, Ole 1852 01/02/1934 h/o Ingeborg
Torkelson, Otto R. 03/25/1899 03/27/1967  
Torkelson, Theodore 1861 08/31/1931  
Torkelson, Thomas 'Tom' 11/17/1887 1968  
Torkelson, Wayne Oliver 07/27/1936 03/07/1938 s/o Oliver & Reva (Swenson)
Torkelson, William T. 1901 1979 1st w/ Luella; 2nd w/ Elsie
       
West, Clifton 07/19/1902 12/19/1937 divorced; s/o Ed & Julia (Larson)
West, Russell Dale 09/24/1938 12/06/2014 h/o Nadine Upton; s/o Abby & Bertha M. (Meisner)
Wickham, son 01/05/1952 01/08/1952 s/o John; paternal gr-parents H.H. Wickham, maternal gr-parents Theodore Klotzback; born & died in Waukon
Wikan, Amanda Louise nee Meisner     w/o Halvor
Wikan, Edwin Ernest 04/14/1918 07/14/1929 s/o Halvor & Amanda
Wikan, Halvor H. 09/08/1868 01/30/1943 h/o Amanda; s/o Hulvar W.
Wikan, Robert     s/o Halvor
Wilson, infant son   08/19/1889 s/o F. Wilson; obit states buried in Albrecht cemetery but he appears on the original list from C. Barnhart; researchers should confirm

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