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Hovde Cemetery
Clay County, South Dakota

46604 298th Street
Clay County, South Dakota

Lat: 43° 04' 07"N, Lon: 96° 53' 01"W
T95N R51W Sec 9

Contributed by Brian Hass, Mar 23, 2005 [brian_m_hass@hotmail.com]. Total records = 118.

Hovde Cemetery is located in the northwest quarter of section 9 of Glenwood Township. It is located southeast of and adjacent to the intersection of Clay county's 298th Street and Clay county's 466th Avenue, and, the cemetery is adjacent to Ash Creek, which passes around the cemetery's southeast corner. Hovde Cemetery is located approximately five miles west and one mile south of Beresford, South Dakota.

The land for Hovde Cemetery was donated by Sivert Hovde in 1876. The cemetery's first burial was that of Sivert's daughter, Ellen. Sivert Hovde moved to town after the death of his third wife and deeded the cemetery's land to the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Centerville, South Dakota in 1906. A perpetual care plan was established for the cemetery, and, its first board members were Clifford Hanson, Joseph Berg, and Glenn Olson. After the church closed, the cemetery continued to be used by members of the parish.

Hovde Cemetery is very well maintained and is surrounded on all sides by a fence, with a single gate each on the north and west sides. The main gate on the cemetery's north side is surrounded by a pair of stone and cement columns, which list the cemetery's name, and, a pair of flag poles stand next to the columns. The cemetery contains no buildings. The cemetery's east and west sides measure an average of 69.4 yards, the north side measures 63.4 yards, and, the south side measures 47.9 yards. The shorter measurement of the south side can be attributed to the fact that the fence curves around the cemetery's southeast corner to avoid the downward slope of the terrain, although, the cemetery itself is generally flat. The cemetery's western border is marked by a row of eleven evergreens, while, its northern border is marked by a row of five evergreens. Otherwise, the cemetery contains no other trees or shrubs. Most of the land within Hovde Cemetery contains no graves, and, the graves that do exist are generally located near the cemetery's southern and eastern sides, as well as a small cluster of graves located at the cemetery's northwest corner.

I visited the Hovde Cemetery on Jan 23, 2004, and Sep 26 and 29, 2004. The Sep 26, 2004 visit was halted prematurely due to gunfire in the area (it was later learned that hunters were test firing their rifles into the hills southeast of the cemetery). The electronic copy of this survey was proofread against the notes and was then compared against the July 1989 burial records on Nov 02, 2004. This data comparison revealed that all of the graves listed in the 1989 burial records were marked with grave stones. Hovde Cemetery was revisited to check the grave stone inscriptions against any discrepancies that were found between the earlier transcriptions and the 1989 burial records. Whenever a conflict was found between the data obtained from the grave stone inscriptions and the 1989 burial records, the data from the inscriptions was given preference.

- Brian Hass

Amundson, Ellen, b. 1883, d. 1920, "Mother"
Anderson, Arve, b. 17 Mar 1872, d. 1 Apr 1912
Axlund, Cassie J., b. 31 Jan 1897, d. 12 Apr 1958
Axlund, Helmer J., b. 11 Aug 1892, d. 6 Feb 1967
Berg, Clayton Ordell, b. 1934, d. 1935
Berg, Cora, b. 29 Apr 1905, d. 23 Dec 1923
Berg, Henry, b. 1 Dec 1908, d. 22 Dec 1912, depiction of lamb
Berg, Jacob E., b. 1877, d. 1951, "Father"
Berg, James Edward, b. 4 Jun 1941, d. 17 Nov 2001, "PFC US Army Vietnam"
Berg, Joseph Junior, b. 1932, d. 1952
Berg, Joseph O., b. 1900, d. 1975, "Father, s/w Clara Berg
Berg, Nils A., b. 14 Sep 1838, d. 20 Jun 1918, "Father," s/w Thrina Berg
Berg, Olina, b. 1878, d. 1932, "Mother"
Berg, Orville Ardell, b. 25 Nov 1917, d. 23 Dec 1923
Berg, Thrina, b. 29 Jan 1837, d. 14 Sep 1922, "Mother," s/w Nils A. Berg
Dalseg, Anna B., b. 1 Mar 1866, d. 18 Aug 1942, "Mother"
Dalseg, John, b. 25 Sep 1867, d. 30 Apr 1963, "Father"
Dalseg, Olga, b. 23 Dec 1904, d. 15 Jun 1971, "Daughter"
Dalseg, Peder, b. 30 May 1874, d. 28 Aug 1917, depiction of gates to Heaven
Fladness, Caroline, b. 1900, d. 1982, "Mother"
Fladness, John, b. 1880, d. 1964, "Father"
Gunderson, Christ, b. 15 May 1878, d. 26 Dec 1957
Gunderson, Hans, b. 1829, d. 1917
Gunderson, John, b. 2 Sep 1840, d. 5 Jan 1925, "Father"
Gunderson, Lorense, b. 1832, d. 1920
Gunderson, Ole, b. 1847, d. 1899
Gunderson, Ole, b. 3 Nov 1872, d. 7 Sep 1950, "Son"
Gunderson, Ragnhild, b. 22 Jan 1841, d. 7 May 1922, "Mother"
Hanson, Clifford O., b. 28 Dec 1913, d. 11 Jul 1985, "2nd Lt US Army World War II," s/w Mildred E. Hanson and Gladys Tragethon
Hanson, Elda M., b. 5 Aug 1908, d. 18 Aug 1988, "Wife of Selmer M. Hanson," s/w Selmer M. Hanson
Hanson, Gara Magdalenna, b. 4 Mar 1876, d. 18 Feb 1879, rusting metal cross-shaped marker
Hanson, Herman B., b. 6 Jun 1887, d. 11 Jun 1889, "Born af Ove & Jorgine Hanson," s/w Karen C. Hanson
Hanson, Herman T., b. 1900, d. 1958
Hanson, Jorgine, b. 8 Nov 1847, d. 13 Feb 1922, "Mother," s/w Ove Hanson
Hanson, Karen C., b. 12 Mar 1871, d. 18 Nov 1891, "Born af Ove & Jorgine Hanson," s/w Herman B. Hanson
Hanson, Mathilda, b. 1881, d. 1943, "Mother," s/w Simon H. Hanson
Hanson, Mildred E., b. 1916, d. 2001, s/w Clifford O. Hanson and Gladys Tragethon
Hanson, Odin, b. 11 Oct 1904, d. 26 Oct 1904, depiction of lamb
Hanson, Ove, b. 14 Oct 1845, d. 28 May 1933, "Father," s/w Jorgine Hanson
Hanson, Selmer M., b. 8 Jun 1910, d. 25 Mar 1973, "South Dakota PFC US Army World War II," American Legion emblem near marker, s/w Elda M. Hanson
Hanson, Simon H., b. 1873, d. 1920, "Father," s/w Mathilda Hanson
Haverberg, Gertie, b. 13 Jul 1890, d. 11 Feb 1962, handmade cement marker.
Havreberg, Anna, b. 10 Feb 1852, d. 23 Jul 1917, "Mother," s/w Peter Havreberg
Havreberg, Peter, b. 6 Nov 1849, d. 14 Nov 1919, "Father," s/w Anna Havreberg
Hedin, Anna E., b. 1907, d. 1998, s/w Sven Hedin, m. 21 Nov 1929
Hedin, Sven, b. 1898, d. 1968, s/w Anna E. Hedin, m. 21 Nov 1929
Heidebrecht, Arno N., b. 1915, d. 1983, s/w Violet K. Heidebrecht, m. 20 Nov 1937
Heidebrecht, Phillip K., b. 25 Mar 1940, d. 5 Feb 1966, "South Dakota HN USNR"
Hovde, Anna A., b. 1848, d. 1883
Hovde, Ellen J., b. 1875, d. 1876
Hovde, Johanna, b. 20 Sep 1849, d. 3 Jun 1933
Hovde, Marit P., b. 1847, d. 1891
Hovde, Sivert L., b. 5 Apr 1839, d. 28 Jul 1910
Hove, Johanna, b. 1844, d. 1925, "Mother," s/w Thomas Hove
Hove, Theodore, b. 20 Jan 1879, d. 4 May 1939
Hove, Thomas, b. 1848, d. 1927, "Father," s/w Johanna Hove
Hybertson, Clarice G., b. 1911, d. 2002, s/w Herman Hybertson
Hybertson, Herman, b. 1905, d. 2002, s/w Clarice G. Hybertson
Hybertson, Louis M., b. 1907, d. 1981
Hybertson, Maren, b. 1867, d. 1942, s/w Martin Hybertson
Hybertson, Martin, b. 1866, d. 1952, s/w Maren Hybertson
Johnson, Anton, b. 13 Nov 1882, d. 11 Aug 1974
Johnson, Carolina, b. 1878, d. 1971, "Mother," s/w William Johnson
Johnson, Christine, b. 18 Dec 1828, d. 15 Jun 1884, s/w Marit Petersdatter and Paul L. Peterson
Johnson, Edwart, b. 31 Oct 1883, d. 18 Dec 1969
Johnson, Ellen, b. 1875, d. 1945, "Mother," s/w Ole Johnson
Johnson, Grace, b. 1915, d. 1965, s/w John Johnson
Johnson, Inga O., b. 23 Oct 1902, d. 8 Jan 1983
Johnson, John J., b. 1919, d. 1999, "Parents of...," s/w Mary K. Johnson
Johnson, John, b. 1900, d. 1993, s/w Grace Johnson
Johnson, John, b. 29 Jul 1887, d. 17 Oct 1911
Johnson, Joseph A., b. 10 Sep 1913, d. 29 Jul 1991, "PFC US Army World War II"
Johnson, Odin E., b. 13 Apr 1911, d. 2 Mar 1989, "PFC US Army World War II"
Johnson, Ole, b. 1875, d. 1932, "Father," s/w Ellen Johnson
Johnson, Oscar C., b. 22 Jan 1905, d. 19 Dec 1961, "South Dakota SGT Co C 648 TD BN World War II PH"
Johnson, Otto, b. 1889, d. 1917
Johnson, Randi, b. 15 Dec 1879, d. 7 Apr 1973
Johnson, Ruth O., b. 14 May 1909, d. 14 Jun 1974
Johnson, Sigwald, b. 29 Nov 1907, d. 13 Dec 1970, American Legion emblem near marker.
Johnson, William, b. 1873, d. 1960, "Father," s/w Carolina Johnson
Langeteig, Anna, b. 1821, d. 1909, "His Wife," s/w Mons J. Langeteig
Langeteig, Johanna, d. 31 Aug 1899, age 46y 5m 24d
Langeteig, Mons J., b. 1820, d. 1905, "Rev.," s/w Anna Langeteig
Langteig, John, no dates, handmade cement marker.
Moe, Anna, b. 1846, d. 1912
Moe, Gilbert, b. 1841, d. 1913
Moe, Knute, b. 1859, d. 1914
Moen, Maret, b. 1863, d. 1921
Norling, Alma C., b. 1888, d. 1986, s/w Oscar E. Norling
Norling, Arvid, b. 7 Feb 1890, d. 25 May 1929
Norling, Cathrine, b. 9 Jun 1857, d. 2 Dec 1915, "His Wife," "Mother," s/w Olof E. Norling
Norling, Milo A., b. 17 Dec 1917, d. 4 Aug 1983, s/w Rosabelle Norling
Norling, Olof E., b. 26 Nov 1849, d. 8 Mar 1934, "Father," s/w Cathrine Norling
Norling, Oscar E., b. 1885, d. 1941, s/w Alma C. Norling
Norling, Rosabelle, b. 20 Nov 1915, d. 23 Feb 1986, s/w Milo A. Norling
Olson, Anna C., b. 10 Jan 1830, d. 20 Feb 1920
Olson, Anne Minde, d. 13 Aug 1910, age 86y 2m 13d
Olson, Dewey E., b. 26 Jun 1898, d. 5 Oct 1898, "Children of Olaus & Louise Olson," s/w John Olson
Olson, Glen, b. 29 Mar 1915, d. 13 Jun 1979
Olson, John, b. 6 Dec 1894, d. 12 Dec 1894, "Children of Olaus & Louise Olson," s/w Dewey E. Olson
Olson, Louise, b. 24 Feb 1874, d. 3 Nov 1946
Olson, Odin T., b. 17 Dec 1892, d. 4 May 1915
Olson, Olaus, b. 22 Jul 1861, d. 19 Feb 1949
Olson, Ole E., b. 20 Jun 1831, d. 10 Jan 1911
Payson, Ethyl, b. 5 Sep 1902, d. 20 Oct 1991
Petersdatter, Marit, b. 9 Sep 1869, d. 12 Dec 1883, s/w Christine Johnson and Paul L. Peterson
Peterson, John M., b. 26 Dec 1861, d. 2 Dec 1936, "Twin Brothers," s/w Leonard Peterson
Peterson, Leonard, b. 26 Dec 1861, d. 5 Jul 1935, "Twin Brothers," s/w John M. Peterson
Peterson, Nettie, b. 1872, d. 1951, "Mother"
Peterson, Paul L., b. 11 Oct 1867, d. 21 Aug 1884, s/w Christine Johnson and Marit Petersdatter
Stensaas, Even, b. 22 Jan 1866, d. 30 Jan 1955
Stensaas, Gertrude, b. 20 Sep 1873, d. 8 Jun 1956
Svee, Ellen J., b. 1812, d. 1881
Svee, Johan C., b. 1820, d. 1899
Tragethon, Gladys, b. 1912, d. 1966, s/w Clifford O. and Mildred E. Hanson
Woodward, Lyla, b. 30 Nov 1900, d. 18 Jan 1982
Yttreness, Harold, b. 1905, d. 1976, s/w Thrina Yttreness
Yttreness, Thrina, b. 1914, d. 1989, s/w Harold Yttreness

Information was gathered from the following sources:

1) 2004 Hovde Cemetery Survey Notes by Brian Hass. This is a collection of hand-printed survey data and notes collected during visits to Hovde Cemetery in 2004. The data includes names, dates and places of birth, marriage, and death, and, other data obtained from grave marker inscriptions. Special care was taken to insure that all names were transcribed accurately from the markers. This document includes corrections.

2) 1989 Hovde Cemetery Burial Records. The records contain the names of all individuals known to be buried at Hovde Cemetery, and their years of birth and death. The names of the individuals are grouped according to family membership. The records were dated July 1989.

3) "Hovde Cemetery," written by members of the G. F. W. C. Study Clubs, July 1989. This article was written for the South Dakota state centennial and contained historical information on the cemetery.

4) "Hovde Cemetery," page 79 of the Beresford Centennial book, Beresford_100_Years, published 1983 by the "Beresford Republic" and the "Lennox Independent." This contains some historical information on the cemetery.

5) "The Old Cemeteries Around Centerville," pg 180 of the Centerville Centennial book, Centerville_Dakota_Territory-Sunshine_State,_Our_Home_Town, published 1983 by Pine Hill Press, Freeman, South Dakota. This contains some historical information on the cemetery.

6) South_Dakota_Atlas_and_Gazetteer (second edition), page 70, pub. 2001 by DeLorme.

7) County-Wide Directory (Clay-Union Counties, South Dakota), pages 49 and 54, pub. 2002 by County-Wide Directory L.L.C.

8) The Bureau of Land Management's GLO records.

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