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The cemetery was walked and photographed October, 2009 by Jackie Frederick.

 This list was transcribed from the township record for the cemetery. Contributed to IAGenWeb by Jackie Frederick, August 2010   jjfrederick@globalcc.net

Zion cemetery entrance

Zion Cemetery

a.k.a. Ladvig's Cemetery

Hamilton Township, Hamilton County, Iowa

The cemetery is located on the East side of Lakins Grove Ave; on a gravel road between 310th and 290th street in Hamilton Township.

This is a record of the Zion Cemetery, translated from the Norwegian Records 1886.  The cemetery at that time was known as Ladvig’s Cemetery, as it was Ladvig Lutheran Church that sponsored it.

On June 15, 1886 a group of pioneers called a meeting for the purpose of buying a cemetery plot.  The following were present at this meeting:

Lars Hendrickson

Lars S. Berven

John Iverson

Charley Sonerholm

Christoffer Monsen

Hans Monsen

Peder Malum

Ole Tollefsen

Gudmund Wing

 

The Southwest corner of section 10 (in Hamilton Township) was bought from Lars Hendrickson for the sum of $15.50, with the agreement that a fence be built around the cemetery.  A wire fence was built the same year, 1886, at the cost of $13.00.  Cost of Deed was $.75; a price of $4.40 was asked for each lot sold.  The size of a lot was 16x20 feet.

This cemetery was dedicated and hallowed for use with a Song and Prayer by Pastor B. Mikkelsan, the 25th of July 1886.

Later the name of the Ladvig Lutheran Church was changed to Zion Lutheran Church.  On June 26th, 1906, it was noted to also change the name of the cemetery to Zion.  C. J. Mansen had the deed transferred.

May 1907 - Zion congregation built a new fence at a cost of $32.75; Expenses for cemetery upkeep was $3.90.

                   June 1962 - sold Lot #15 to Lester Pierce for $15.00; this was the last lot sold in the cemetery.


Name

Born

Died

Comments

BERVEN, George

1889

1907

Son of Lars & Gunhild Berven

BERVEN, Gunhild

1853

1935

“Mother”

BERVEN, Lars S.

May 2, 1852

Mar 1, 1893

“Father”

DUMSKY, Mr

 

 

No stone

DUMSKY, Mrs

 

 

No stone

GARNESS, M. P.

1844

1890

Ingibrit, Husband of Ranvig;

GARNESS, Ranvig

1845

1891

“His Wife”; Wife of M. P. Garness

HENDRICKSON, Burton

1886

1886

Son of L.L.& L.C. Hendrickson

ISVIK, Arlie G

Nov 15, 1923

Dec 3, 1923

Baby son of A & G Isvik

ISVIK, Ronald A.

Dec 28, 1934

Jan 28, 1935

Baby son of A & G Isvik

KJOS, Martha Maria

July 1824

Aug 8, 1897

Wife of Peter Kjos

MALUM, Christena

Feb 22, 1827

Mar 14, 1892

Wife of P.A. Malum

MALUM, Peder A

Mar 24, 1824

Apr 4, 1900

Husband of Christena

MONSEN, Christoffer

1847

1922

Husband of Johanna

MONSEN, Johanna

1849

1928

Wife of Christoffer

OBE, Harold

Feb 6, 1919

Sept 16, 1919

 

OBE, Henry

Jan 16, 1895

June 25, 1915

 

OBE, Jacob

1860

1936

“Father”

OBE, James M.

1897

1920

 

OBE, Marie

1861

1912

“Mother”; Wife of Jacob Obe

OBE, Severine

1879

1938

“Mother”; 2nd wife of Jacob Obe

OBERENDER, Carl C.

Apr 22, 1929

Dec 19, 2000

SSGT  US Air Force; Korea War veteran

PIERCE, Cecile Wanita

1905

Oct 18, 1989

Wife of Lester; parents of Deane & Donna

PIERCE, William Lester

1902

June 14, 1989

Husband of Cecile

SPROW, Casper

1917

1918

“Son”

SPROW, Charley

1877

1941

“Father”

SPROW, Dorothy J.

1956

1999

 

SPROW, Gilbert Sr.

Aug 25, 1921

Nov 4, 1980

 

SPROW, Guy M.

Dec 30, 1905

Mar 4, 1993

PVT US Army; World War II veteran

SPROW, Sadie E.

1883

1950

“Mother”

SWENEN, Swen

1850

1928

“Father”; Husband of Meta

SWENEN, Gilbert

1886

1902

Son of S & M Swenson

SWENEN, Meta

1847

1914

“Mother”; Wife of Swen

TOLSTRUP, Alice

1903

1903

Same stone; Children of HJ & AM Tolstrup

TOLSTRUP, Anna M.

1889

1898

Same stone; Children of HJ & AM Tolstrup

WING, Byrdie

1911

1913

Daughter of Goodman & Hannah Wing

WING, Christine S.

1874

1954

Wife of Theodore Wing

WING, Goodman

1853

1931

“Father”

WING, Hannah

1875

1953

“Mother

WING, Henry A

 

Feb 25, 1895

Aged 3y, 21d; One stone; son of H &A Wing

WING, infant daughter

 

 

Daughter of Goodman & Hannah Wing; No dates

WING, Joseph

 

Feb 21, 1895

Aged 5y, 8m, 25d; One stone; son of H &A Wing

WING, Josephine

 

Feb 22, 1895

Aged 5y, 8m, 27d; One stone; dau of H &A Wing

WING, S. Theodore

1876

1942

Husband of Christine S.

WING, Talmon H.

1906

1926

Son of Goodman & Hannah Wing

WING, Thea K

 

Feb 19, 1895

Aged 7y, 9m, 17d; One stone; dau of H &A Wing

 

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