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Nelson County
North Dakota

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Nelson County

Index to Locations

  • Lakota Lakota Cemetery
  • McVille New Luther Valley Cemetery
  • Petersburg City Cemetery
  • Whitman West Forest Cemetery

    Lakota Cemetery
    Lakota, Nelson County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Asle Jorgenson Gronna (1858-1922) — also known as Asle J. Gronna — of Lakota, Nelson County, N.Dak. Born in Elkader, Clayton County, Iowa, December 10, 1858. Republican. Member of Dakota territorial House of Representatives, 1889; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1905-11; resigned 1911; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1911-21. Died in Lakota, Nelson County, N.Dak., May 4, 1922 (age 63 years, 145 days). Interment at Lakota Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page

    New Luther Valley Cemetery
    McVille, Nelson County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Henry T. Quanbeck (1887-1972) — of McVille, Nelson County, N.Dak. Born in North Dakota, May 22, 1887. Republican. Insurance and real estate business; member of North Dakota state house of representatives, 1915-16; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1948. Lutheran. Died in 1972 (age about 85 years). Interment at New Luther Valley Cemetery.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

    City Cemetery
    Petersburg, Nelson County, North Dakota
    See also Findagrave page for this location.
    Politicians buried here:
    Martin N. Johnson Martin Nelson Johnson (1850-1909) — also known as Martin N. Johnson — of Iowa; Petersburg, Nelson County, N.Dak. Born in Racine County, Wis., March 3, 1850. Republican. School teacher; lawyer; farmer; candidate for Presidential Elector for Iowa; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1877; member of Iowa state senate, 1878-82; delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Nelson County, 1889; U.S. Representative from North Dakota at-large, 1891-99; U.S. Senator from North Dakota, 1909; died in office 1909. Died in Fargo, Cass County, N.Dak., October 21, 1909 (age 59 years, 232 days). Interment at City Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Nelson Johnson and Anna (Selheim) Johnson.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
      Image source: Autobiographies and Portraits of the President, Cabinet, etc. (1899)

    West Forest Cemetery
    Whitman, Nelson County, North Dakota
    Politicians buried here:
      Mikkel Thorsyeinson Lillehaugen (1881-1972) — also known as M. T. Lillehaugen — of Perth Township, Walsh County, N.Dak.; Brocket, Ramsey County, N.Dak. Born in Hallingdal, Norway, June 4, 1881. Republican. Farmer; delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1952 (Honorary Vice-President). Norwegian ancestry. Died in East Grand Forks, Polk County, Minn., October 24, 1972 (age 91 years, 142 days). Interment at West Forest Cemetery.
      Relatives: Married 1907 to Helen Mathilda Sando; married, March 10, 1917, to Marie Amanda Moe.
      See also Find-A-Grave memorial

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