Gove County Kansas

Zion Norwegian
Lutheran Cemetery


NE Corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 6 Township 12 Range 31

The deed (No. 604) shows the purchase of this cemetery was made and filed for record 2 January 1904. It was a plot 20 rods square, covering two and one-half acres and was purchased for $12.50 from Perry F. Edris and Ella H. Edris, husband and wife, of Oskaloosa, Unahaska County, Iowa, to the trustees of the Zion Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation. When it ceased to be used for the purpose of a house of worship of God and cemetery, it would revert to grantors, their heirs and assigns.

In the late 1890's and early 1900's, a group of Norwegians wished to build a church and have a cemetery. No church was ever built, but a few of their people were buried there. Two large granite stones are still in the cemetery.

A copy of the deed record and this information was provided by Joe Hockersmith of Oakley, KS, in May 1986.

Zion Norwegian Cemetery
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SurnameGiven NameBirth Date on HeadstoneDeath Date on HeadstoneInscription on Headstone
AndersonMartha L.June 9, 1836July 11, 1904Mother. Born in Norway. In Fond Remembrance
AndersonAndrew H.May 26, 1839Sept. 13. 1904Father. Born in Norway. In Fond Remembrance
AndersonGina C.Mar. 17, 1868June 29, 1891Sister. In Fond Remembrance
SteansonHannah C.Dec. 23, 1871Feb. 26, 1911 
SteansonNelsMar. 19,1861Jan. 29,1948 
SteansonTwin Baby   
SteansonTwin Baby   

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