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The cemetery was walked and photographed October, 2009 by Jackie Frederick.
list was transcribed from the township record for the cemetery. Contributed to IAGenWeb by Jackie Frederick, August 2010
Hamilton Township, Hamilton County, IowaThe cemetery is located on the East side of Lakins Grove Ave; on a gravel road between 310th and 290th street in Hamilton Township.
is a record of the Zion Cemetery, translated from the Norwegian Records
The cemetery at that time was known as Ladvig’s Cemetery,
as it was
Ladvig Lutheran Church that sponsored it.
June 15, 1886 a group of pioneers called a meeting for the purpose of
cemetery plot. The following were present at this
Southwest corner of section 10 (in Hamilton Township) was bought from
Hendrickson for the sum of $15.50, with the agreement that a fence be
around the cemetery. A wire fence was built the
1886, at the cost of $13.00. Cost of Deed was $.75;
of $4.40 was asked for each lot sold. The size of a
cemetery was dedicated and hallowed for use with a Song and Prayer by
Mikkelsan, the 25th of July 1886.
the name of the Ladvig Lutheran Church was changed to Zion Lutheran
On June 26th, 1906, it was noted to also change
the name of
the cemetery to Zion. C. J. Mansen had the deed
1907 - Zion congregation built a new fence at a cost of $32.75;
cemetery upkeep was $3.90.