FORD COUNTY CEMETERY RECORDS
Pontoppidan Church Cemetery
Dix Township

(burials prior to 1964)


This was a hand-typed, hand-bound book which did not bear a copyright date, but was probably compiled by the Governor Thomas E. Ford Chapter of the DAR c. 1963. Many thanks to Gail
Hahn Hutchcraft [ladybuggc@sbcglobal.net] for finding and transcribing this document for the benefit and free use of all Ford County, Illinois researchers.

The names in the book were presented in "close-to" alphabetical order, meaning they were placed within the proper letter group. I've gone a step further and alphabetized the whole list. There are 259 burials listed here.

PONTOPPIDAN CHURCH CEMETERY DIX TWP FORD COUNTY


The first Norwegian settlers in Dix Twp, according to Dunlap's Atlas of Ford County, published in 1874, were Chris Ryerson and Henry Halverson, who came from Otter Creek in LaSalle County, Il in 1867, and settled on Section 28, Dix Twp, three miles south west of the present location of the village of Elliott. There were children in both families, and the other families nearby, and as was
the case in all new settlements, a school house was soon constructed on land given by Mr. Ryerson for that purpose.

Other Norwegian families came from LaSalle County to the area and by 1870 preaching services were held in this school house.
The first congregation was organized in 1876 and in 1881 a church was constructed in the northwest corner of Section 25, Dix Twp.

A cemetery was established nearby in 1876, and the first burial there was that of Oscar M. Thompson, son of T. and M. Thompson, on June 26, 1877. Age of the infant was four months. The cemetery is maintained by the church.

Anderson, Andrew 4-26-1821 - 1-21-1887
Anderson, Bertha 1876 - 1955
Anderson, Bertha 1877 - 19
Anderson, Douglas Noland 9-17-1946 - 12-5-1946
Anderson, Elvina 1910 - 1918
Anderson, George M. 1884 - 1950
Anderson, Henry Jacob s/o J. & M. 5 yr
Anderson, Jacob 3-4-1844 - 11-17-1926
Anderson, Judith Fay d/o P.B. & A.A. 9-4-1938 - 5-21-1948
Anderson, Lavade 1915 - 1918
Anderson, Lizzie Maria d/o J. & M. 2 yr
Anderson, Mary 6-27-1848 - 8-14-1918
Anderson, Osman 1874 - 1953
Anderson, Sabina 1881 - 1953
Anderson, Severt 1865 - 1934
Anderson, Telda 1861 - 1918
Andreason, Arent S. 1880 - 1944
Apland, Edna 1-4-1899 - 1-30-1913
Apland, Lars P. father 12-10-1845 - 6-8-1929
Apland, Martha Holly mother 10-19-1856 - 5-10-1918
Apland, Ole J. 8-2-1877 - 1942
Berga, Johanna mother 1859 - 1941
Berga, John O. father 1846 - 1928
Brocksmith, Clifford W. 1912 - 1935
Brocksmith, Lizzie C. 1888 - 1945
Brocksmith, Willie H. 1885 - 19__
Callecod, Karina 3-6-1851 - 12-12-1926
Callecod, Lars 7-14-1833 - 8-4-1923
Carden, Bertha 1887 - 1958
Carden, Beverly A.
Carden, Clinton 1928 - 1958
Carden, Frank 1887 - 1961
Carson, Lula Frette 1900 - 1959
Cheely, Anna 11-19-1846 - 10-22-1921
Chelly, Louis R. 6-27-1885 30 yr 1 mo 19 da
Co. 12, 161 Ill Inf WW I 1893 - 1918
Dahl, Enger w/o Lars 1852 - 1900
Erickson, Erick 2-5-1844 - 7-30-1919
Erickson, Ingeborg 5-22-1865 - 7- 1914
Erickson, Inger Larson 2-15-1835 - 1-29-1924
Erickson, Trueman Edwin s/o E. & T. 9-21-1906 - 9-24-1906
Fossel, Lars 1835 - 1899
Fossel, Martha w/o Ole 1854 - 1911
Fossel, Ole 1846 - 1920
Fossel, Sievert 1-25-1888 - 10-1-1905
Fossel, Thomas A. 1879 - 1937
Frette, Alice w/o T.S. 1843 - 1920
Frette, Belle 1868 - 1939
Frette, Canelle mother 8-8-1839 - 4-22-1913
Frette, Herman O. 1897 - 19__
Frette, Ida w/o Rasmus Sept 1961
Frette, Lula F. Carson 1900 - 1959
Frette, Mary E. 1898 - 1956
Frette, Ole 1862 - 1931
Frette, Rasmus
Frette, Rasmus father 11-24-1834 - 2-22-1921
Frette, Thor Syursen 1837 - 1912
Fretty, Arnold T. s/o R. & H. 11-5-1914 - 1-19-1915
Fretty, Delores d/o A. & S. 7-6-1936
Fretty, Donald G. s/o A.W. & S.A. 6-21-1940
Fretty, Helen 1872 - 1960
Fretty, O.
Fretty, Rasmus 1859 - 1930
Frousk, Hans L. 1851 - 1926
Ghally, Abraham 11-4-1885 42 yr 27 da
Ghally, Sophie d/o A. & A. 1-31-1881 21 da
Goodmanson, G. 1849 - 1892
Grunstad, Belle 2-17-1908 44 yr 5 mo
Grunsted, Erick 1859 - 1938
Grunsted, Martha 1860 - 1942
Hanson, Abel 1-8-1895 58 yr 11 mo 8 da
Hanson, Alfred P. son 1871 - 1926
Hanson, Anna 11-13-1902 67 yr 2 mo 8 da
Hanson, Hans N. 1843 - 1920
Hanson, Hans P. 1866 - 1940
Hanson, Lara O. 1883 - 1946
Hanson, Mildred G. 1907 - 1908
Hanson, Petrene mother 1836 - 1922
Hanson, Thomas 1882 - 19__
Hanson, unreadable
Hatterberg, Chester Irwin s/o A.J. & J.C. 5-31-1909 - 3-2-1917
Hatterberg, John A. 10-5-1839 - 10-24-1934
Hatterberg, John J. 6-22-1874 - 11-20-1911
Hatterberg, Lars J. s/o J. & M.A. 7 da
Hatterberg, Lars s/o J. & M.A. 9-6-1898 17 yr
Hatterberg, Margretha A. w/o John A. 5-19-1841 - 11-20-1911
Hatterberg, Maria Margarthe 10-9-1871 - 12-8-1952
Hatterberg, Martha 4-11-1881 - 11-28-1913
Hatterberg, Milton A. s/o A.J. & A.C. 4-12-1924 - 1-12-1932
Hatterberg, Milton Anders s/o A.J. & A.C. 4-12-1924 - 1-12-1932
Hileman, Kathryn Fretty 1-22 - 2-26-1927
Hill, Helen 1877 - 1921
Hill, Orville 1904 - 1951
Hill, Sarah 1836 - 1922
Hill, Severt 1872 - 1940
Hillison, Helzie 1858 - 1910
Hillison, Helzie T. 1816 - 1903
Hillison, John 12-31-1869 - 11-29-1938
Hillison, Thomas 1851 - 1917
Hillison, Torres 1880
Holty, Johannes 1853 - 1877
Hoover, Anne C. d/o T. & K. 3-3-1891 10 mo 25 da
Johnson, G.H. Golehory, Sweden 8-12-1864 - 7-26-1906
Johnson, G.M. 7-6-1852 - 5-5-1927
Johnson, Ingeborg Erickson w/o Nels 5-22-1865 - July 1914
Johnson, Ira 1905
Johnson, Joseph 7-24-1884 - 3-7-1908
Johnson, Joseph R. 11-2-1930 - 6-14-1958
Johnson, Mary 1-13-1858 - 7-30-1931
Johnson, Nels 1-20-1857 - 11-29-1929
Johnson, Siri B. 3-15-1839 - Jan 1882
Johnson, Viler Stovet 1872 - 7-4-1881
Knutson, John 10-23-1891 - 10-14-1955
Knutson, Julia E. 9-8-1878 - 3-27-1956
Knutson, Julia K. 1-5-1857 - 11-30-1917
Larson, Elsie
Larson, Inger 2-15-1835 - 1-28-1924
Larson, James 3-24-1846 - 12-29-1920
Larson, Louie N. 1-1-1884 - 12-9-1958
Larson, Oscar R. 12-20-1894 33 yr 9 mo
Larson, Sarah w/o James 12-12-1849 -
Larson, Thomas 5-6-1878
Lunde, Anna G. 8-9-1880 - 11-12-1898
Lunde, Cyrus 1904 - 1925
Lunde, Donald Thomas 1-19-1930 - 1-21-1931
Lunde, Lillie 4-19-1890
Lunde, Margaret 1820 - 1905
Lunde, mother
Lunde, Ole S. 1851 - 1926
Lunde, Talleck S. 1860 - 1934
Lunde, Thomas J. 4-22-1878 - Dec 1953
Lunde, Tores S. 1865 - 1947
Lunde, Torres 1813 - 1888
Madison, Ola M. 1859 - 1889
Martin, Augustine 9-20-1880 - 3-4-1886
Mathre, Charles s/o O.J. & S.T. 3 yr 17 da
McAyeal, Carrie Hillison 1870 - 1937
McAyeal, Elvera Minerva 1900
Mortweet, Ephriam 1884 - 1920
Natterstad, 3 small stones unreadable
Natterstad, Alice 1862 - 1952
Natterstad, Anna w/o O.I.B. 1-28-1881
Natterstad, Carrie H. 1903 - 1916
Natterstad, Emily mother 1864 - 1940
Natterstad, Emma d/o Anna
Natterstad, Ernest 1906 - 1960
Natterstad, Gunder 1867 - 1929
Natterstad, Hattie 1868 - 1937
Natterstad, James father 1859 - 1916
Natterstad, Karen 1866 - 1925
Natterstad, Leon T. - Coast Art. Corps Pvt WW I - 6-3-1893 - 4-28-1918
Natterstad, Ole 1834 - 1936
Natterstad, Ole L. 1834 - 1936
Natterstad, Rasmus 1875 - 1937
Nelson, Betsy Johannah d/o O.S.S. 5-3-1898 18 yr 8 mo
Nelson, Goodman 3-31-1877 - 8-1-1906
Nelson, Ida w/o John O. 1875 - 1910
Nelson, Ingebor 8-17-1891 48 yr
Nelson, Iver S. 1885 - 19__
Nelson, Julia E. 1899 - 19__
Nelson, Lars 2-17-1886 60 yr
Nelson, Nels Martin 1873 - 1900
Nelson, Norma Jean 1837 - 1938
Ness, Kari A. w/o Ole 4-5-1831 - 9-16-1912
Ness, Ole O. 9-15-1823 - 10-9-1893
No name, Helmur 11-24 - 1903
No name, Jacob 11- 24- 1903
No name, May 9-21-1904
Noland, 9-6-1839 - 2-26-1911
Noland, Edna H. d/o A.A. 5-1-1904 - 8-4-1910
Noland, Enger S. 3-13-1886 - 11-14-1952
Noland, Gusta B. w/o O.A. 1882 - 1939
Noland, Hanna 2-4-1849 - 11-10-1898
Noland, Howard O. Ill Pvt 164 Inf. WW II 1912 - 1942
Noland, Inez Thompson 1904 - 1931
Noland, Lars 7-13-1871 - 2-20-1949
Noland, Martin L. 4-25-1883
Noland, Oscar A. 1882 - 1931
Oleson, Malenda 1862 - 1923
Oleson, Ole T. 1858 - 1926
Olson, Carl
Olson, John 1870 - 1947
Olson, Oscar
Perle, Bertha Apland 2-25-1882 - 3-24-1908
Peterson unreadable
Peterson, Betsy w/o Thomas 12-17-1837 - 10-12-1929
Peterson, Louisa C. 1851 - 1933
Peterson, Peter Il Cp. Eng. WW I 1885 - 1950
Peterson, Thomas 12-17-1837 - 1914
Peterson, Thomas 3-15-1886 - 2-10-1927
Peterson, Torres 1-9--1884 - 3-4-1886
Peterson, William J. 10-21-1890 - 5-13-1919
Pickett, Emma d/o H. & C. 11-29-1893
Pickett, Hannah 1834 - 1919
Pickett, William C. 1811 - 1896
Roisland, Ansa w/o Ole 1847 - 1930
Roisland, John J. 4-7-1861 - 7-29-1939
Roisland, Karoline 1-8-1868 - 5-26-1919
Roisland, Ole J. 1856 - 1948
Seamonds, George M. 1864 - 1936
Seamonds, May 1879 - 1941
Seim, Andrew inf s/o Andrew & Louisa
Seim, Andrew J. 1882 - 1947
Seim, Brtha broken stone
Seim, Johannes Knudson ` 1841 - 1883
Seim, Loura T. 1885 - 1948
Sepp, Kay inf d/o Ray & Thelma 11-15- 11-16 - 1943
Stange, Anita 1917 - 1918
Stange, Anna I. 1883 - 19__
Stange, Gunder M. 1875 - 1955
Stange, Gunner S. 1842 - 1924
Stange, Malinda 1843 - 1922
Stodle, Eivender 9-27-1842 - 11-5-1894
Stolle, Bertha 1850 - 1937
Sunnes, Bertha 11-13-1829 - 6-8-1910
Sunnes, Sjier 12-18-1839 - 12-24-1916
Thompson, A. Martin 1902 - 1951
Thompson, Amos Henry 1890 - 1929
Thompson, Anna 1884 - 1933
Thompson, Anna Tweet 1878 - 193?
Thompson, Anton 1876 - 1955
Thompson, Edmund S. s/o E. & H.
Thompson, Hans O. 1872 - 1936
Thompson, John K. 1876 - 1943
Thompson, Knudt 7-6-1845 - 7-3-1923
Thompson, Malinda 1855 - 1928
Thompson, Margaret 1884 - 19__
Thompson, Martin S. 1882 - 1891
Thompson, Melvin 11-21-1885 - 3-15-1905
Thompson, Minnie 2-8-1874 - 8-18-1950
Thompson, Oscar M. s/o I. & M. 1877 - 1877
Thompson, Sarah L. 1879 - 1949
Thompson, Severine M. 4-18-1872 - 4-3-1878
Thompson, Tormond O. 1847 - 1940
Tieman, Anna 1881 - 1952
Tieman, Robert 1922 - 1938
Tieman, William 1876 - 1952
Tvedten, Bertha Tweet 1-6-1880 -4-17-1957
Tvedten, Rasmus 3-16-1842 - 5-2-1920
Tvedten, Taletta Peterson 9-16-1837 - 12-10-1923
Tvesten, Karina (Tvedten?) 3-25-1842 - 7-18-1916
Tweet, Ella Osmundson 1866 - 1947
Tweet, Eric R. 1865 - 1958
Tweet, Peter R. 1883 - 1936
Tweet, Tillie H. 1884 - 19__
Volden, Bertha 1859 - 1934 (yes, same)
Volden, Christ O. 1846 - 1919
Volden, Christie
Volden, Christina w/o C.O. 1851
Volden, Christine M. 1853 - 1894
Volden, Edward O. 1887 - 1909
Volden, Hannah Marie d/o O.C. & B. H. 1902 - 1905
Volden, James O. 7-15-1874 - 8-21-1954
Volden, Martin G. 1890 - 1909
Volden, Mary F. 5-14-1875
Volden, Oleo O. 1859 - 1934
Wicks, L.A. 5-31-1894 80 yr 11 mo 17 da
Wicks, Magdalena w/o H.A. 7-17-1892 88 yr 10 mo 9 da

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