Nelson County, North Dakota
NW 1/4 Sec 33 Melvin Township Nelson County North Dakota
Contributed by Anne Braun, Aug 27, 2001 [firstname.lastname@example.org].
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
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
- 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
Robertson, Kajamala, Fodt 21 Dec 1886, Dod 2 Apr 1890
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