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Melvin Cemetery
Nelson County, North Dakota

NW 1/4 Sec 33 Melvin Township Nelson County North Dakota

Contributed by Anne Braun, Aug 27, 2001 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 11.

From the intersection of Highway 15 and County Road 5, go 10 miles north.

It is a small pioneer cemetery that has been neglected. A majority of the burials occurred in Mar-Apr 1890. This was because of a diptheria epidemic that was in the area at the time.

I visited this cemetery on Jul 26, 2001. Cemeteries of Nelson County Volume 12 Red River Genelogical Society 1975, also has information on this cemetery. I may not have all the burials, the tall grass and poor condition of the cemetery, make it difficult to know.

History of Nelson County Volume II under Peterburg North Dakota historical dates, 1890 (March-April) it says the following:

"It was in the The winter/spring of a terrible diphtheria epidemic. Many Children died like the seven that is found in the Melvin Cemetery records. Mr. and Mrs. Carl O. Flem lost five children in ten days.

The last one to die was an eight year old girl named Petra. The evening before she died, she called to her mother to her bedside and said "Mother, please don't cry for me, because in the morning I'll be with Jesus."

- Anne Braun

Flom, Carl, b. 19 Sep 1858, d. 20 Aug 1908
Flom, Karoline, b. 8 Jun 1889. d. 3 Apr 1890, s/w Nils & Petra
Flom, Knut, b. 9 Apr 1888, d. 9 Jul 1888
Flom, Nils, b. 19 Jan 1885, d. 6 Apr 1890, s/w Petra & Karoline
Flom, Ole, b. Apr 3, 1883, d. 24 Mar 1890
Flom, Petra, b. 5 Oct 1881, d. 16 Apr 1890, s/w Nils & Karoline
Pederson, Anton, b. 7 Aug 1886, d. 30 Apr 1890, s/w Eskel
Pederson, Eskel, b. 24 Aug 1883, d. 30 Apr 1890, s/w Anton
Pederson, Margrete Christian, b. 10 May 1894, d. 7 Sep 1894, s/w Margrete Og Hans
Pederson, Margrete Og Hans, b. 4 Feb 1889, d. 13 Feb 1889, s/w Margrete Christian
Robertson, Kajamala, Fodt 21 Dec 1886, Dod 2 Apr 1890

 

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