Lee County Genealogy
Cemeteries

Scandinavian Cemetery    Montrose Township
Norwegian Burials

Scandinavian Immigrants to Sugar Creek
Norwegian Settlement in Iowa, at Sugar Creek

  

Our Scandinavian settlers left their homeland parish,  family and friends to emigrate to America.  Their dream was for a better life,  they were poor,  lacked enough food and they were tired of submitting to a rigid church and the political climate of their homeland.  There were also those who were adventurous and wanted to see the world.

Here they found a place much like home. The southern part of the county has one of the largest wooded areas in the state of Iowa. Lee counties eastern border
is the Mississippi River and the western border is the Des Moines River.  These large bodies of water compared to the great lakes of Norway and Sweden.

    

ROW I
 
Lot 66 near SE Corner
Owned by M. Larson
 
 
B.A. Nelson burial shown
 
 
Lot not numbered, SE corner
 
NELSON          
Marjorie Helen     02 14 1923     01 13 1927
 
    
 
ROW II
 
Lot 59
Information: WPA, Family, Other Sources
 
VIDAL           
Fred      Died 09 15 1927
73 years            
Pedro           
Pauline         
James S.  Died in Wyoming 09 26 1909
(Mother was from Norway)
 
 
Lot 57                  
Owned by Engstrom, no stone         
                    
 
Lot 52
Unknownn grave S.E. side
 
            
Lot 51                  
Owned by Stonewall
(Stonevall on 1880 Census)          
 
 
Lot 50          
Owned by Erickson and K. Olson            
                    
ERICKSON            
Engebret     01 21 1874     03 10 1902
28yr. 2mon. 10day.              
    
 
OLESON          
Ollie     
Carrie, wife of Ollie     Died 12 13 1887
69 years            
 
 
Lot 49
Sjure Pearson     11-24-1872  
23y 9m 25d
 
 
Lot 48                  
JACOBSON            
Andrew                       01 29 1843     01 29 1913
Anna (Munson) his wife     01 26 1842     10 08 1906 (Lars Munson)
Carolyn, daughter of A ∓ A   08 13 1868     12 11 1939
Tomene, daughter of A ∓ A          1866     1867
 
 
Lot 47                  
OLESON          
Ommund                     02 17 1817     09 24 1889
Signa, wife of O. Oleson   03 07 1807     02 07 1888
 
 
Lot 45
LIND ??                 
Two stones, unreadable          
 
 
Lot 44                  
RUNGSTROM  (Swedish??)       
Charles G.     07 11 1841     07 24 1894
                    
 
 
ROW III         
 
Lot 37                  
LARSON          
Berant C.               02 01 1832     12 28 1906
Gertrude, his wife      08 12 1825     01 29 1898
Both born in Norway         
Corneluis B. their son  06 21 1864     03 04 1889
Bertha ANDERSON                        03    1884
Other Source            
 
 
Lot 35  
HANSON          
Lewis, Father                  09 04 1850     10 05 1930
Mary Ann, Mother  (Oleson)     09 25 1855     03 22 1938  
                    
Ralph S., Brother       03 06 1899     05 13 1917
                    
Caroline             11 18 1844     07 06 1910
            
Bertha M.            03 19 1877     01 09 1962
                    
Anna L.              12 21 1874     09 28 1953
                    
Ella Amelia          12 03 1882     01 22 1927
                    
Hans                 03 10 1845     03 26 1896
Martha, his wife     01 23 1852     10 31 1909
                    
Edward, son of H. ∓ M.     1880
                    
 
Lot 34
TESTMAN         
Stone unreadable            
Stone unreadable            
                    
Sjsan, daughter of H.P. ∓ Lucy  03 19 1850
5yr, 6mon, 2day         
John E., son of H.P. ∓ Lucy     03 06 1876
3yr, 5mon, 14day            
Lucy, wife of H.P. Testman      01 07 1885
36yr, 3mon, 9day            
                
Christine, wife of     03 15 1824     12 31 1887
Hans Testman 
Hans                         1813     1860
 
 
Lot 32                  
NELSON          
Bertha C., daughter of Christen ∓ Anna     01 08 1886
29yr, 9mon, 6day            
Christen  Born in Norway   1820     08 03 1887
Anna, wife of Christen     1818     03 30 1882
 
 
Lot 30                  
JOHNSON             
Andrew M.           12 24 1839     08 22 1921
Caroline            11 23 1848     06 05 1928  (Hans Testman)
his wife                
 
 
Lot 29  
TESTMAN         
Samuel     09 28 1851     12 08 1934
Marie C.   04 12 1871     09 14 1895
Two Sons            
 
 
Lot 27                                  
OLESON          
Sjur                  11 20 1819     05 02 1888
Juliane, his wife     01 05 1845     05 16 1908
Jennie N.             05 26 1874     01 26 1913
Charles, 10 Days
Carrie Serena         05 15 1880     07 20 1881
Theresa                     06 09 1882      
 
 
Lot 26                  
ANDERSON            
Andrew                  05 01 1845     02 28 1926
Carrie N., his wife     11 05 1854     09 07 1876   (Brudewold)
Martha, his wife        12 15 1871     03 08 1911   (Olson)
                    
Serena, Sister          05 27 1848     11 17 1917
                    
Anna, wife of K., Our Mother           12 01 1889
                    
Knute, Born in Norway   10    1798     01 10 1867
                    
Melinda, daughter of K. 03 27 1844     12 29 1854
Martha, daughter of K.  08 10 1850     12 28 1854
                    
Unknown Grave           
 
 
Lot 24                  
OLESON          
Edward     1815     1888
                    
Canute                     02 15 1832     06 13 1906
Anne, his wife             05 18 1842     07 21 1907 (Knute Anderson)
Isabel, their daughter     09 21 1869     01 08 1875
Rachel     1867     1943
Andrew     1875     1951
Irving     1879     1955
Biana      1872     1960
 
 
Lot 23                  
NELSON          
Nels                    09 26 1834  11 04 1905
Bertha, his wife      02 18 1841    03 06 1915  
 
 
Lot 22                  
NELSON          
Aad                   04 02 1818    03 21 1889
Chierstin, wife of Aad  05 10 1819  03 11 1907
Both Born in Norway
 
Ann                        Died 1858
Ann E.     08 07 1861     01 13 1866
Children of A. ∓ C.         
 
                    
Emila, on Nelson or Jacobson?           
 
 
ROW IV
 
Lot 21                  
ELSTER          
Nellie C.                    05 27 1869    03 29 1951
Ole                        06 06 1819      05 02 1878
Mary, wife of Ole              03 25 1826      10 24 1907
Mary J., daughter of O. ∓ M. 01 20 1871      08 09 1876
                    
Other Source            
Lewis G.            
Minnie  11 05 1860      08 30 1949
                    
 
Lot 17                  
HELLEIKSON          
G. Jermund, born in Norway          11 12 1809  03 08 1887
Ingeborg, wife of G., born in Norway  03 09 1805    10 03 1886
Marie, their daughter, born in Norway 05 15 1836    04 21 1890
                    
 
Lot XXXX
TESTMAN         
Hans Peter     01 09 1844   02 28 1924
Julia            06 18 1852 05 21 1928
 
 
Lot 3                   
LIND            
Jacob                 03 07 1831    07 15 1899
Rundy, his wife     08 07 1843  07 06 1910      (Lars Munson)
Martha          05 18 1879  10 25 1879
                    
Mable                 09 06 1880    11 19 1913
 
 
Lot 2                   
JACOBSON            
Carolyn, daughter of A. ∓ A.            
                    
Tomeme, daughter of A. ∓ A.     1866     1867
                    
Andrew          
                    
Unreadable
 
KNUDSON         
Karen, born in Norway     12 23 1881     07 15 1888
daughter of A. ∓. A.
 
 
ANDERSON
Berge     07 05 1799     06 30 1875                 
            
 
Lot 1                   
LARSEN          
Christian                09 26 1827     05 08 1902
Severine, his wife       01 02 1831     08 29 1910
Grandmother SANDSTROM    09 30 1802     10 31 1869
Emilea               06 12 1866     09 30 1867
Marie                      01 30 1856       09 15 1869
Martin               01 07 1872     08 26 1872
Andrew W.                07 15 1861     02 17 1879
One Infant          
Children of C. ∓ S.         
 
 
Lot one was the first lot when you entered the cemetery from the old road.                      
        
BRUDEWALD from other sources            
S.E.  77yr, 8mon, 23day         06 12 1851  03 05 1929
                    
ALVIS           
Jobe                       01 21 1833     05 01 1891
Siveranna, wife of Jobe         
Other Source            
                    
John J.                    1879     1945
Gladys G.     09 14 1904       08 09 1906
daughter of J.J. ∓ Mable
                
                
OTHER SOURCES           
 
Oleson, Evelyn Ruth  WPA                        01 08 1927
Peterson, Sjuro                          1799     11 25 1872
Moberg, Albert, son of Anna Swan           1881     03 11 1907
Nelson, Margory Helen, daughter of    02 14 1923    01 13 1927
Benjamin A. Nelson          
                    
                        
NEW SECTION WEST SIDE OF CEMETERY           
                    
NELSON          
Lawrence Edward     07 19 1915     09 05 1997
Elizabeth M.      11 14 1915        
                    
LIND            
Merton J.           11 11 1911           2000
Marjorie A.         03 11 1914      
                    
TESTMAN         
Walter C.           12 05 1925  10 17 1970
                    
TESTMAN         
Waldemere C.      10 23 1888    04 15 1961
Carrie M. (Peterson)  07 11 1884    11 15 1964
                    
TESTMAN         
Glenn E.          08 01 1914    08 23 1998
Margaret V.       06 16 1910      12 21 1991
                    
 
HANSON          
Walter Andrew         1886    1966
Mable C.(Peterson) Hanson Jeffers   1896    1986
                    
HANSON          
Harvey O.     06 14 1881    04 18 1964
 
 
This early stone is in the oldest area. There is a Viking head carved in the stone.
 
JOHNSON
John     Died 10 05 1869
Son of K ∓ R Johnson  (Rundy Munson)
 
There is a John Peterson listed in the 1856 Census, born in Norway
PETERSON
John Peterson     05 05 1817    09 23 1895
 
 
Its been reported that stones had been thrown into a deep ravine near this oldest section of the cemetery.                  
    
It's been reported there was a cemetery on the Lauman farm, the farm of an early Norwegian Immigrant. 
 
Burial stones have also been reported on or near another early Norweigen farm
 
 
BARLIEN
Hans     Died August 1842
was reported as being buried at Sugar Creek
 
Other names the historians say are buried at Sugar Creek are
 
LAUMANN
Joseph Johan     09 02 1792     12 11 1842
most likely buried on his farm
 
OLESON 
Jacob (Hetletvedt)     Died August 1857
 
ERICKSON
Knute     1801     1863
 
MUNSON
Lars (Ygre)     1856 or 1857


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