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Union Cemetery
Maplewood, Ramsey County, Minnesota

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Union Cemetery, Maplewood, MN

GPS: 44.964533, -92.992865

2505 Minnehaha Ave E.
St Paul, MN 55119

Published: December 8, 2019
Total records: 27,002

Union Cemetery is a non-denominational, non-profit, cemetery association.

Cemetery History

Union Cemetery was founded in 1889, when articles of incorporation were submitted on May 15th of that year. Those in attendance at meetings to form the cemetery were Swedish persons who wanted a burial ground for Swedes of all faiths. Members of various Swedish churches from around the area also gave input.

The 40 acre tract of land that was proposed as the site for Union Cemetery lay just outside the Saint Paul city limits, between Minnehaha and East 7th Street.  A survey of the land was completed, and a day of dedication was set for Sunday, September 29th of 1889.

On October 2, 1889, the first person was laid to rest in Union Cemetery.  Alved Anderson, a 9 year old boy from 708 LaFond Ave.

In 1858 a small cemetery was erected by the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.  The site was located at Orchard and Victoria Streets in Saint Paul.  Germans were interred in the southern half of the cemetery, and Swedes were interred on the north side. By 1900 the cemetery was abandoned and the Germans were moved to Elmhurst Cemetery on Dale and Nebraska St, and the Swedes were moved to Union Cemetery.

In 1942 an additional 10 acres were approved by the Board for purchase to expand the cemetery, and again in 1952 they approved the purchase of another 10 acres.  Today, the cemetery sits at 60 acres in size.

Cemetery Records

Records below were acquired from Union Cemetery on December 7, 2019. Dates of death range from 1870 to 2019.

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