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Clementson Cemetery (Rapid River Lutheran Church Cemetery)
Gudrid Twp, Lake of the Woods County, Minnesota

Lat: 48° 41' 08"N, Lon: 94° 26' 03"W
T160N R30W Sec 12

Contact:
3084 15 St SE
Baudette MN 56623
218-634-1595

Contributed by Carol Rieke, Jan 15, 2003, last edited Jun 20, 2009 [hcrieke@wiktel.com] Total records = 147.

To reach the cemetery from the center of town on Hwy 11, turn south onto Koochiching Country Rd 18, and continue for about 1/2 mile, turning left at the first intersection, Lake of the Woods County Rd 79. The cemetery will be on the north side of the street in a very short distance.

This Community Cemetery was established in 1898 as the Rapid River Lutheran Cemetery, with the first burial in 1907. The 1.08 acres of land for the cemetery was given by Helic Clementson. The deed was not filed until Dec 1925.

Today the cemetery is more commonly know as the Clementson Cemetery. A cemetery committee oversees the care and maintenance. The cemetery is fenced, nicely kept, with graves cared for by individuals.

The majority of the graves have stone markers, with a few still to be correctly identified and marked. The identity of one burial marked with a small white cross is unknown.

An earlier account lists the first burial in the cemetery as occuring in 1907. I was unable to find any burial before 1911, it is reasonable to assume that the site and identity of some early graves has been lost. This thought is furthered by some additional names found in the early church records. Some are identified in the death register of Gudrid township.

This is transcribed from the Sexton records up to Dec 31, 2002. These records include additional information, found in the end credits.

- Carol Rieke, Sexton

Anderson, Magnus W., b. Mar 5 1879, d. Mar 19 1918 (suicide), Grave site found 2002 and marked, from Gudrid Township records ***
Barle, Wette, b. 1876, d. May 13, 1931, from Clementson Church records
Baron, Randall Willis, b. Apr 11, 1955, d. Aug 21, 2000, h/o of Susan Sindelir, s/o Don & Yvonne
Baron, Yvonne Lorraine, b. Sep 30, 1929, d. Aug 1 1995, w/o Donald Baron
Beal, Beth Burnett, b. May 7 1912, d. Mar 24, 1996
Benedict, Mrs. Irene, b. 1842, d. Dec 24, 1926, Obit. Spooner Northern News, from Clementson Church records
Benidict, Richard, b. Jul 16 1913, d. Jul 1913, no marker*
Berg, Olga, b. 1898, d. Dec 17, 1946, w/o Peter
Berg, Peter, b. 1870 , d. Jan 21, 1949, h/o Olga (Death Certificate says Jan 21 1948, Tombstone says 1949)
Bowman, Harley Allen, b. Sep 7, 1909, d. Jan 17, 1992, h/o Louise Bowman (Harley buried in same grave as Randy)
Bowman, Randy, b. 1939, d. 1988, h/o Sue Bowman, s/o Harley & Louise Bowman
Brisbin, Alvina C. (Glessing), B. Jul 25, 1904, d. May 14, 1989, w/o John Zandhuizen & Charles F. Brisbin, d/o Henry & Anna Boche Glessing
Brisbin, Charles Franklin (Frank) Brisbin, b. Jan 11, 1898, d. Jul 31, 1964, h/o Emily (Nellie) Jones & Alvina Glessing Zandhuizen, Army, Wisconsin, CPL Co F 101 Supply Train, WWI
Cederholm, Martha Lotta (Witt), b. May 19, 1918, d. Nov 5, 1998, w/o Harvey W. Cederholm, d/o Albert & Elsie Hampel Witt
Cederhom, Harvey Warner, b. Jan 12, 1919, d. Jul 22, 1994, h/o Martha L. Witt Cederholm, U.S. Army, WWII
Clementson, Alan James, b. Jan 9, 1978, d. Dec 20, 1997, s/o James N. Clementson & Lila Morey Clementson/Stay
Clementson, Alberta Lillian "Birdie" (Jasmer), b. Mar 16, 1902, Nov 7, 1994, w/o Norman H. Clementson
Clementson, Carl, b. 1892, d. Nov 3, 1971
Clementson, Cecilia, b. 1863, d. 1954, w/o Helic Clementson
Clementson, Darol E., b. 1926, d. 1955, h/o Elouise Marchuck Clemenston, US Army
Clementson, Harold, b. 1909, d. 1983, s/o Oscar H. Clementson
Clementson, Helen "Lorraine" (Erickson), b. Aug 8, 1925, d. Mar 17, 2002, w/o Norbert H. Clementson, m/o James N. Clementson
Clementson, Helic, B. 1858, d. Jan 19, 1942, h/o Cecilia Clementson
Clementson, Maria, b. Apr 17, 1868, d. Dec 28, 1948, w/o of Ole Clementson
Clementson, Norbert Helic, b. Apr 20, 1924, d. Feb 14, 1997 h/o Lorraine Erickson Clementson, f/o James N. Clementson, WT3 US Navy, WWII
Clementson, Norman Harris, b. Nov 10, 1902, d. Apr 13, 1973, h/o Alberta "Bridie" Jasmer
Clementson, Ole, b. 1866, d. 1940, h/o Maria Clementson
Clementson, Oscar H., b. 1885, d. 1970, f/o Harold Clementson
Culliton, Adeline Mary (Clementson), b. Apr 5, 1923, d. Feb 21, 2002, w/o James Culliton, d/o Norman & Birdie Jasmer Clementson
Curtis, Anna L., b. Dec 14, 1876, d. Apr 28, 1908
Curtis, William F., b. May 9, 1875, d. Nov 24, 1963, MN, Pvt, Lt Btry E 1 Arty, Spanish American War
Dollarhide, Robert E., b. Jul 23, 1925, d. Dec 2, 1963, s/o Leora Himberg, Washington, S2, USNR, WW I
Eidem, Christen P., b. Dec 26, 1873, d. Jan 19, 1943, h/o Randine L. Fladager
Eidem, Lavona Colleen, b. May 25, 1950, d. Jun 27, 1950, d/o of Dwain and Viola R. Malone Eidem (buried at foot of Randine Eidem’s grave
Eidem, Randine L. (Fladager), b. Mar 9, 1874, d. Oct 27, 1946, w/o Christen P. Eidem
Farder, Clara Alphine (Clementson), b. 1886, d. Dec 26, 1976, w/o Edward Farder
Farder, Edward, b. 1882, d. Oct 9, 1962, h/o Clara Clementson Farder
Farder, Orrie H., Oct 19, 1908, d. Aug 20, 1909, s/o Edward & Clara Clementson Farder
Fladager, Sander O., b. 1844, d. 1917, f/o Randine L. Fladager Eidem
Fristad, Cecelie A., b. 1872, d. 1953, w/o Ole A. Fristad
Fristad, Ole A., b. 1873, d. 1941
Glessing, Carl Otto, b. Oct 15, 1908, d. Oct 24, 1989, h/o Erna Ida Witt, f/o Carol D. Rieke, s/o Henry & Bertha Boche Glessing
Glessing, Erna Ida (Witt), b. Jan 29, 1916, d. Jan 5, 1982, w/o Carl O. Glessing, m/o Carol D. Rieke, d/o Albert & Elsie Hampel Witt
Hagen, Arne, b. Jan 10, 1897, d. Aug 17, 1968, s/o Kristian & Johanna Hovemoen/Hovemen Hagen
Hagen, Carl, b. 1905, d. 1960, s/o Kristian & Johanna Hovemoen/Hovemen Hagen
Hagen, Engebret, b. Apr 18, 1899, d. Jun 9, 1974, PVT, US Army, s/o Kristian & Johanna Hovemoen/Hovemen Hagen
Hagen, Johanna (Hovemoen/Hovemen), b. 1870, d. 1962, w/o Kristian Hagen
Hanson, Baby, b. May 7 1919, d. May 8, 1919, listed as Gudrid Townhip, no headstone **
Hill, Gunhild Joanne (Robertson), b. 1913, d. 1997, d/o John & Anna Robertson
Himberg, Harold L., b. Dec 5, 1939, d. Nov 18, 1976, h/o of Penlople Himberg, s/o of Thorvald & Leora Himberg, Capt, US Air Force, Vietman, DFC AM&4 OLC
Himberg, Leora, b. May 8, 1904, d. May 12, 1992, w/o Dollarhide & Thorvald Himberg
Himberg, Thorvald, b. Oct 5, 1889, d. Nov 24, 1967, h/o Leora Himber, PFC, Cas Det 98 Demob GP, WWI
Hosterman, Marie Martha, b. Apr 13 1902, d. Mar 6, 1975, w/o Norman W. Hosterman
Hosterman, Norman W., Dec 16, 1895, d. Jun 1 1993 , h/o Marie M. Hosterman, CPL US Army, WWI
Howdahl, Baby Boy, b. Apr 15, 1929, d. Apr 15, 1929, s/o John & Gertrude Witt Howdahl
Howdahl, Gertrude (Witt), b. Aug 12, 1904 (Germany), d. Jul 23, 1972, w/o John Howdahl, d/o Albert & Elsie Hampel Witt
Howdahl, John, b. Jul 30, 1886 (Norway), d. Feb 7, 1968, h/o Gertrude Witt Howdahl, MN, PFC, Co G 54 Pioneer Inf, WWI
Johnson, Gust, b.1877 (Sweden), d. Apr 4, 1963, h/o Mina Oalson
Johnson, Mina, b. 1879 (Sweden), d. Nov 28, 1978, w/o Gust Johnson
Kelly, Kayla Marie, b. Jul 22, 1989, d. Jul 22, 1989. d/o Sandra Rieke & Byron Kelly
Kopkie, Dwayne Leroy, Oct 24, 1960, d. Nov 10, 1993, s/o Richard (Bud) & Ethel Hosterman Kopkie
Lafky, Delmar A., b. 1908, d. Sep 28, 1974, h/o Mary C. Lafky
Lafky, Mary C., b. 1909, d. Sep 19, 1989 , h/o Delmar A. Lafky
Larson, Peder, b. 1881, d. Feb 1908, from Clementson Church records
Laughy, John (Jack), b. 1936, d. Jun 16, 1992, s/o of William (Harry) & Randi Robertson Laughy
Laughy, Randi (Robertson), b. Apr 15, 1906, d. 1995
Laughy, William (Harry), b. 1903, d. 1978, h/o Randi Robertson Laughy
Lauriston, Nils C., b. 1890, d. Sep 24, 1966, h/o Ragne M. Lauriston
Lauriston, Norman L., b. Nov 26, 1947, d. May 2, 1971, s/o Robert & Eldyne Tornquist Lauriston, MN, MM3 USS Navy, Vietnam
Lauriston, Ragne M, b. 1887, d. Aug 1, 1977, w/o Nils c. Lauriston
Lauriston, Robert L., b. Feb 25 1914, d. Jan 17 1969, w/o Eldyne Tornquist Lauriston, MN, SGT 302 MFC7 Cav Recon Trp, WWII, ARCOM
Lund, Elaine Mabel (Ostlund), d. Jul 15, 2002 , w/o Ernest E. Lund, Sr.
Lund, Ernest E., Sr., b. Oct 21, 1910, d. Sep 21, 1984, w/o Elaine Ostlund Lund, s/o Even & Josephine D. Lund, SGT, US Army, WWII
Lund, Even, b. Jan 17 1878, d. Aug 11, 1967, h/o of Josephine Lund
Lund, Josephine D, b. Mar 22, 1880, d. Jan 4 1943, w/o Even Lund
Lundgren, Gunner Roy, b. Oct 16, 1927, d. Apr 26, 1985, SFC, US Army, WWII, Korea
Mick, Lee O., b. 1878, d. 1919
Milne, Agnes B., b. 1884, d. Mar 27, 1975, w/o Frank M. Milne
Milne, Donald, b. 1918, d. Aug 11, 1984, s/o Frank M. & Agnes B. Milne, 7EC 5, US Army, WWII
Milne, Frank M., b. 1873, d. 1945, h/o Agnes B. Milne
Milne, Herbert L., b. Aug 12, 1923, d. May 4, 1947, s/o Frank M. & Agnes B. Millne, AMM 1C US Navy, WWII
Milne, John Francis, b. Apr 10, 1911, d. May 6, 1953, s/o Frank M. & Agnes B. Milne, PFc, Btry C 59 Armd FA BN, WW II
Nelson-Otto, Brian Jay, b. Nov 16, 1991, d. Nov 16, 1991, s/o Tammi Nelson Otto & Troy A. Darow
Nesje, Martin, b. 1881, d. Aug 4 1910, no marker, listed as Gudrid Cemetery **
Olson, Andrea, b. Dec 11, 1880, d. Oct 6 1913
Olson, David, b. 1867, d. Sep 13, 1958, h/o Mary Olson, f/o Tilda Olson Williamson
Olson, Dorothy (Farder), b. 1914, d. May 1989, d/o Edward & Clara Clemenson Farder
Olson, Mary, b. 1860, d. Jan 11, 1938, w/o David Olson, m/o Tilda Olson Williamson
Passi, Joseph Thomas, b. Oct 1, 1922, d. Oct 4, 1998, h/o Ruth Johnson Passi, f/o David Passi, SGT US Army, WW II
Peterson, Marie F., b. Mar 30 1870, d. Jul 11 1937
Peterson, Peder A., b. Sep 13 1866, d. May 14 1936
Pugh, Walter Thomas, b. Feb 17 1902, d. Jan 24 1966, h/o Nora Hagen Pugh, MN, PVT, Co D9, Inf TNG BN, WWII.
Reack, Herman C., b. 1897, b. Oct 27 1957
Roberts, Arthur, Sr., b. Jul 4, 1878, d. May 20, 1957, h/o Jean E. Wharrie Roberts
Roberts, Iva (Boyd), b. Dec 28, 1916, d. Aug 16, 1988, w/o Arthur Roberts, Jr.
Roberts, Jean E. (Wharrie), b. Aug 30, 1883, d. Mar 29, 1969, w/o Arthur Roberts, Sr.
Robertson, Anna, b. 1879, d. Apr 15, 1956, w/o John A. Robertson
Robertson, Carl, b. 1905, d. Oct 25, 1989, h/o Ina Marie Robertson, s/o John A. & Anna Robertson
Robertson, Ina Marie, b. 1903, d. Jun 19, 1982, w/o Carl Robertson
Robertson, John A., b. 1878, d. Apr 18, 1975, h/o Anna Robertson
Robertson, Solvay Joanne, b. Apr 22, 1911, d. Sep 3, 1911, d/o John A. & Anna Robertson
Scherer, Charles F., b. 1884, d. Mar/May 23 1964, h/o Mabel O. Clementson Scherer
Scherer, Mabel O. (Clementson), b. 1900, d. Oct 14, 1966, w/o Charles F. Scherer
Setterholm, Agnes, b. Sep 13, 1897, d. May 5, 1990, w/o Louis D. Setterholm
Setterholm, Louis D., b. Feb 18, 1882, d. Jul 31, 1964, h/o Agnes Setterholm, MN, PVT, US Marine Corps
Sunne, Chris, b. 1897, d. Jun 8, 1966, h/o Ragna (Mathilda) Sunne
Sunne, Ducie M. (Chesbourgh), b. 1926, d. 1998, w/o Roy E. Sunne
Sunne, Johan C. "Joe", b. Jan 10, 1918, d. Jun 2 1999, h/o Adaline
Sunne, Johan Nils., b. 1893, d. Sep 21, 1980, h/o Myrtle Sunne
Sunne, Ragne "Mathilda", b. Mar 6, 1892, d. Dec 12, 1992, w/o Chris Sunne
Sunne, Victoria Ann., b. Aug 13, 1975, d. Aug 14, 1975, d/o Lyle Sunne
Sunne,Myrtle C., b. 1894, d. 1972, w/o Johan N. Sunne
Thompson, Andrew, Sep 12, 1880, d. Aug 11, 1917
Thompson, Tom, b. Jan 17, 1869, d. Dec 25, 1910
Tingelum, Mrs. M., b. 1852, d. May 12, 1910, from Clementson Church records
Tornquist, Ellsworth H., b. 1901 d. Oct 11, 1975, s/o Swan P. & Emily Tornquist
Tornquist, Emily, b. 1879, d. Oct 29, 1980, w/o Swan P. Tornquist
Tornquist, Swan P., b. 1873, d. 1940, h/o Emily Tornquist
Vetglie, Burris, no dates, grave marked with white cross
Walz, Bennie Erwin, b. Mar 15, 1918, d. Mar 12, 1987, h/o Mildred Walz
Walz, Dale D., b. 1952, d. Jul 28, 1976, s/o Bennie & Mildred Walz
Walz-Nelson, Carolyn, b. 1945, d. Jun 1, 1975, d/o Bennie & Mildred Walz
White, Leon E., b. 1878, d. 1940
Williamson, Christ A., d. 5/6/1939, MN, Wagoner 3 Engrs
Williamson, Jacob E., b. 1892, d. Mar 9, 1974, h/o Tilda Olson Williamson
Williamson, Tilda O. (Olson), b. 1895, Dec 12, 1978, w/o Jocob E. Williamson
Wilson, Marie (Fristad) , b. Nov 5, 1902, d. Oct 26 1986
Witt, Albert Fram, b. Jul 1, 1878 (Germany), d. Jun 1 1938, h/o Elsie Hampel Witt
Witt, August F., b. Jul 20, 1920, d. 3/5/1976, h/o Marian Mae Hosterman Witt
Witt, Carl Albert, b. Apr 8, 1909 (Germany), d. May 26 1935, s/o Albert F. & Elsie Hampel Witt
Witt, Elsie (Hampel), b. Oct 15, 1881 (Germany), d. Apr 28 1954, w/o Albert F. Witt
Witt, Ulricka Anna, b. Nov 6, 1922, d. Nov 21 1928, d/o Albert F. & Elsie Hampel Witt

Misc:

***Individual listed in the Gudrid Township records as being buried at Clementson grave is reported to be adjacent to Clementson Cemetery property (southeast corner over fence line)
** Could be a home burial
*Confirmed a Clementson Cemetery by obit. in Baudette Region Aug 1, 1913

Sources of information for this documentation included:

- Nobert Clementson
- Birdie Clementson
- LOW Clerk of Court - Death Reg’rs for Gudrid Twsp and LOWC
- LOW Recorders Office - book 3 of Deed Page 602
- Clementson Church Records
- Baudette Region - obituaries
- An on site documentation was completed in spring of 1985.
- Report in another burial site.

 

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