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Mellum Cemetery
Roseau, Roseau County, Minnesota

Lat: 48° 52’ 34.32"N, Lon: 95° 55’ 15.46"W
Ross Twp, T162N R41W Sec 10

Contact:
Selvin Erickson: 218-463-1009

Contributed by Marjorie Broten, Apr 27, 2009, last edited May 27, 2009 [mjbroten@wiktel.com]. Total records = 57.

The cemetery is located 6 miles west of Roseau on Highway 11, turn right (north) on Highway 89, drive approx. 2 ¾ miles, now start watching for the Mellum Cemetery on your left hand side (west) you will turn unto the cemetery crossing.

This cemetery was est in 1895, the church is no longer present by the cemetery. This is a typical pioneer place for the burial of the dead. Many of the earlier illnesses claimed the lives of the young children as it is shown here. The five handmade crosses painted white all lined in a row, all belong to a family with five small children. The older monuments are written on in Swedish or Norwegian Inscriptions, there are Marble stones & Military stones.

The cemetery is very well kept & in good condition, Selvin Jr. & Debbie Erickson have been the caretakers, mowing the grass, making the other necessary needs for the cemetery. The fence around the cemetery has been taken down, appears a new fence is in the process of being built. The Rose Free Lutheran Church is the owner of the cemetery, maintenance of the cemetery is by perpetual care giving, donations are welcome and also welcome volunteer work.

I walked and read the cemetery on Nov 24, 2008. This transcription is complete and includes reading of all existing stones and markers. A digital camera was used for pictures.

- Marjorie Broten

Benson, John, b. Fodt 30 Aug 1828, d. Dode 5 Feb 1912
Besserud, Mrs. Nels, d. 1938
Besserud, Nels, d. 1938
Braaten, Albert, no dates, cross, child of Gilberts
Braaten, Christian, no dates, cross, child of Gilberts
Braaten, Christoffer (Kristofer Gulson Steinbroten), b. Fodt 22 Juni 1837, d. Dode 26 Mar 1900, son Gulbrand, Martin, daughters Gunhild Maria & Kari
Braaten, Gina (Gena) “Jean”, b. 1893, d. 1929, Beloved wife & Mother Craig
Braaten, Gulbrand “Gilbert”, b. 1863,
Braaten, Gunhild (Sjugursdatter Grimsrud), b. 25 April 1826, d. 5 Sept 1915, w/o Christoffer, married 1860
Braaten, Gunhild Mrs., b. 1866, d. 1953, married 1889, w/o Gudbrand “Gilbert”
Braaten, Harold, no dates, cross, child of Gilberts
Braaten, Infant, no dates, cross, child of Gilberts
Braaten, Mina, no dates, cross, child of Gilberts
Byfuglien, Matthew, b. 1969, d. 2001
Erickson, Amanda Braaten, b. 1902, d. Mar 1938, wife of Fred
Erickson, Edgar, b. n/d, d. Dode 15 Dec 1903, Alder 5 Dage, 3 F/S Baby Baby Edgar
Erickson, Marit Valseth, b. 1848, d. 1926, mother of Edward, Selmer, Clarence
Erickson, Syver, b. 1839, d. 1920, father of Edward, Selmer, Clarence
Haaby, Alben M., b. 1906, d. 1962, Gods Care
Haaby, Albin Berdeen, b. 1943, d. 1943
Haaby, Baby Boy, b. 1958, d. 1958
Haaby, Beatrice, b. 1916, d. uninscribed
Haaby, Dallas R., b. 6 Jan 1928, d. 20 May 2002, PFC US Army Korea, son of Inglehart
Haaby, Edward Hanson, b. 22 Dec 1861, d. 10 Oct 1929, father of Inglehart
Haaby, Karen Darlene, b. 1940, d. 23 Jan 1941, dau of Mr. & Mrs. Albin Haaby
Haaby, Melvin, b. 1906, d. 1962
Haaby, Karen Langemo, b. 1 Jul 1864, d. 30 Dec 1951, wife of Edward Hanson
Knutson, Andrew, b. 4 Apr 1864, d. 10 June 1931
Knutson, Mary, b. 4 Sep 1872, d. 28 Feb 1974, d/o Mrs Ingeborg Moen
Knutson, Oscar, b. 15 Dec 1889, d. 28 Oct 1982
Leines, Elen, d. Dode 4 Oct 1936, 64 yrs 6 mos. Norwegian Inscription, F/S
Lien, Amund P., b. 22 Jun 1855, d. 4 Oct 1936
Lien, Erland Edward P., b. 8 Jun 1860, d. 1938
Lien, Father, b. 1857, d. 1918
Lien, Gulavg, b. 1845, d. 1922
Lien, Mary, b. 1868, d. 1931, Mother
Mikkelson, Alfred, b. 1894, d. 1959, Listug Funeral Home Marker
Mikkelson, Andrew, b. 1848, d. 1903, Father
Mikkelson, Carl, no dates
Mikkelson, Elisabeth, b. 1854, d. 1938, Mother
Mikkelson, Elmer, b. 28 Nov 1895, d. 24 Jan 1966, MN PVT I Co 163 Depot Brigade WW I
Mikkelson, Fred, no dates
Mikkelson, George, b. 1882, d. 1947
O’Leary, Todd M., b. 25 Jun 1967, d. 14 Nov 1999, Dad to Toni B Hunter R Hayden T Houston L
Sletto, Bennett A., b. 1895, d. 1944
Sletto, Christian, b. 1887, d. 1976
Sletto, Ellen P., b. 1857, d. 1927, Mother
Sletto, Halvor E., b. 1849, d. 1920, Father
Soiseth, Edwin, b. 8 Aug 1885, d, 10 Dec 1940
Soiseth, Ingeborg, b. 1898, d. 1974
Stenbeken, Ole, b. 1891, d. 1914
Stenbeken, Oliver, b. 28 Jan 1896, d. 21 Nov 1946, Son
Stenbeken, Theodore, b. 11 Aug 1897, d. 17 Mar 1970
Stenbekken, Ingeborg, b. Fodt 3 Nov 1883, d. 10 Feb 1909, Norwegian Inscription Stenbekken, Marie Olsdatter Ruste, b. 22 Feb 1859, d. 2 Apr 1952, Mother
Stenbekken, Torgrim, b. 28 Mar 1857, d. 21 Aug 1943, Father
Valdahl, Emma Martine, b. Fodt 12 Juli 1883, d. Dode 20 Nov 1898, F/S, Norwegian Inscription
Wenaas, Tinus, b. 5 Mar 1902, d. Dod 24 Apr 1903, F/S TW, small white sheep on top of stone

Misc:
??, Oliver George, b. Fodt 17 Okt 1900, d. 3 Feb 1902, Inscription
??, Oscar Juel, b. Fodt 9 Dec 1897, d. Dodt 28 Aug 1898, Inscription
??, Tilda Amanda b. Fodt 21 May 1896, d. Dodt 28 Feb 1903, Inscription
Moen, no name inscribed, VI Modes I G Jen
Mekkelson, 1st name & dates have aged away from the tall white headstone
- 2 Unknown graves, no markers, names, dates
- Five white homemade crosses all in a row belonging too the children of the Gulbrand “Gilbert” Braaten family, it is said that the 1918-1919 epidemic was very contagious and that the father had too build each coffin and bury each child by himself during the winter season.
- A large oval wood board had been placed with the crosses, all the writing has been aged away. No first & last name, nor are the b. /d. present.
-Three white crosses in a row no names or dates present they are next to the Mrs. Gunhild Braatens grave site.

Ref:
-Atlas of 1913, 1935, 1942
-Braaten & Snare Families
-Erickson family members
-Pioneers I & II
-Remembrances Anthology of RC MN
-Roseau County Heritage Book 1992
-Roseau County Highway Map 2008
-Roseau County Courthouse
-Roseau County Museum

 

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