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Farmington Township Pioneer Cemetery
Walsh County, North Dakota

Lat: 48° 32' 21"N, Lon: 97° 30' 43"W
Farmington Township, NW 1/4 Sec 5

Contributed by Anne Braun, Sep 18, 2001, updated Jun 27, 2006 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 1.

From the Walsh/Pembina County line on US Highway 81, there is a dirt road before you hit the Pembina County Sign. You turn there and go west 3 miles and 1/4 mile south on dirt road. it is on the left side of the road.

This an abandoned pioneer cemetery site. On Jan 02 1983, the Grand Forks Herald did an article on "Abandoned Cemeteries Hold Pioneer Hertiage". In the story they talked to a person named Sig Jagielski who went to the cemetery with reporter Geoff Long. There, Mr. Jagielski showed that there were about 4 headstones at the time plus several remnants of wooden crosses that were rotted and charred. Underneath, the wooden crosses, there are several burials for whom we will never know their names.

On Jul 24 1990, Maxine Workman and Marilyn Christlieb visited the site. They saw that a wooden cross and a flag stick were visible from the road. When they looked around the cemetery, they could only find one headstone and not the headstones of the Nelson children who are buried there.

When I visited the cemetery on Feb 18, 2002, I saw only one headstone. because of the mud, slit, ice, and prairie grass that covers the cemetery, I could not find anymore evidence that headstones and wooden crosses are still there. I will be working on this one trying to find out more information.

- Anne Braun
Dieter, Peter, b. Aug 25 1813, d. Jan 6 1888, age 74 years 4 months and 11 days

 

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