St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Silver Township, Carlton County, Minnesota


Organized in 1895 as Finnish Evangelical and Apostolic Lutheran Church Society.

Early records of St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery were destroyed during the forest fire October 12, 1918. Records after that date were mainly carried in the memories of a few active, dedicated church members (John Lammi, Walter Oja to name two) though a membership ledger of limited but high value, was maintained to some extent. The document herein is probably the first effort to compile, in writing, a description of the cemetery, those buried in it, and to establish operating guidelines for the future.

The cemetery shall have two parts:

  1. The area containing grave sites that existed January, 1991, shall be known as the Pioneer Section. Burial shall be limted to only those families with space available in readily identified lots as indicated by existing grave markers.

  2. The remainder of the cemetery not in the Pioneer Section, shall be known as the Current Section. New family lots shall be assigned to this section.

The Current Section is subdivided into blocks of eight grave sites each. Driveways and aisle ways are located. Permanent identification markers are in place to locate the blocks.

(F) Born in Finland, (S) Born in Sweden


Name

Date of Birth
Date of Death

Comment

With grave marker      
Anderson, William 1880 1926  
Anderson, Aliina Mar 20, 1887 (F) Nov 19, 1946  
Anderson, Aune Jul 27, 1908 Sep 12, 1961  
Anderson, Clarence 1914 1916  
Smith, Elvie (Anderson) Mar 30, 1917 Nov 15, 1989  
Anderson, Raymond 1922 1929  
Anderson, Ruth 1918 Jun 30, 1938  
Anderson, Walter Mar 29, 1911 Oct 05, 1974  
Anderson, Wilbert 1920 Oct 27, 1943  
Anderson, Edward E. 1912   Future
Anderson, Ailie (Latvala) Nov 15, 1912 Jul 28, 1989  

Beck, Rev Einar Jul 29, 1921 Mar 31, 1987  
Beck, Anna (Kauppi) Dec 27, 1914 Apr 08, 1986  

Berkio, Sanna Mary 1834 (F) Oct 14, 1924  
Berkio, Gabrial 1870 1937 First wife Helena C. Berkio,died 1918
Berkio, Sanna W. (Siiro) Aug 09, 1879 (F) Oct 03, 1962 First husband, Nicolai Siiro, died 1911
Berkio, Helena C. 1860 1918  
Berkio, Clara M. 1902 1918  
Berkio, Reino H. 1909 1918  

Siiro, Swante Mar 10, 1915 Feb 08, 1982  
Siiro, Toivo Mar 24, 1909 Nov 24, 1951  

Forse, Peter J. 1844 (S) Jan 09, 1924  
Forse, Tilda Marie 1857 (F) Mar 20, 1930  
Forse, Arthur 1884 Mar 04, 1943  
Forse, Mary (Sippola) Feb 09, 1894 Apr 21, 1969  
Forse, John 1923 1923  
Forse, Harold Jan 07, 1914 Jul 14, 1971  
Forse, Florence (Magnuson) 1914 Aug 06, 1979  
Forse, Ernest Sep 03, 1936 Aug 05, 1989  
Forse, Janet (Nelson) 1939 Sep 03, 1977  
Forse, Rebecca Marie 1966 Jun 16, 1985  

Forse, James 1881 Mar 09, 1944  
Forse, Baby 1916 1916  
Forse, Leonard 1920 May 30, 1924  
Forse, Richard 1910 1982  
Forse, Helen (Maki) 1912   Future

Haikola, John 1865 (F) May,28, 1932  
Haikola, Hanna 1876 (F) Apr 10, 1919  
Haikola, Amanda 1900 1901  
Haikola, Carl Feb 05, 1908 Aug 08, 1951  
Haikola John 1905 1972  
Suominen, Josephine (Haikola) 1897 Oct 10, 1919  

Hill, Carrie Lee Apr 23, 1961 Apr 23, 1961  

Janeksela, Andrew Gust Dec 26, 1871 (F) May 27, 1936  
Janeksela, Hilda Aug 21, 1875 (F) Jan 22, 1949  
Janeksela, Eino Sep 04, 1911 Aug.30, 1995  
Janeksela, Babe Olavi 1916 1916  

Johnson, Henry 1891 Jan 04, 1969  
Johnson, Hilma (Haikola) Mar 01, 1899 Jun 16, 1948  
Koivisto, Nickolai Dec 25, 1876 May 30, 1973  
Koivisto, Hulda (Portinen) Apr 03, 1882 Nov 29, 1968  
Koivisto, Ellen Jul 27, 1907 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Elsie Apr 08, 1913 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Esther Feb 04, 1909 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Ethel Feb 04, 1909 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Evely Sep 28, 1917 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Leonard Jun 06, 1906 Oct 12, 1918  
Koivisto, Wilbert Sep 14, 1915 Oct 12, 1918  
Skelton, Eileen (Koivisto)     Future
Skelton, Leonard Nov 13, 1921 Aug 19, 1993  

Konu, Ina (Haikola) Apr 01, 1910 Aug 15, 1990  
Konu, Saima 1904 Nov 11, 1918  
Konu, Selma Jun 1877 (F) Nov 11, 1918 Entered USA 1900
Konu, Theodore Dec 12, 1906 Jul 04, 1962  

Kowalski, Leon Mar 08, 1904 Jan 05, 1967  
Kowalski, Senia (Siiro) Jul 06, 1902 Nov 24, 1975  
Mizera, Bernice (Kowalski) Oct 21, 1930 Jan 26, 1967  

Kultalahti, Maria (used name of Lahti)     Without grave marker. Recent information (8-19-95). Eileen (Koivisto) Skelton was told by her mother that the Kultalahti family is buried between the Koivisto's and the Lahti’s. Additional information to confirm not available.
Lahti, Willie     Few month old son

Kyostia, Henry J. Jan 19, 1877 (F) Dec 30, 1927 Entered USA 1900
Kyostia, Lydia (Haikola) Mar 16, 1896 Jun 03, 1946  
Kyostia, Edwin Jun 24, 1927 Jun 26, 1927  
Kyostia, John Jun 14, 1915 Mar 19, 1961  

Kyostia, Arvid Emil 1885 (F) Aug 27, 1954  

Haura, Mathilda 1840 1915 Kyostia relative

Lafontaine, Marie Feb 27, 1927 Mar 17, 1993  

Lahti, Matt 1847 (F) May 06, 1923  
Lahti, Hilma ? ?  

Lammi, Matt Mar 25, 1840 (F) Jul 11, 1914  
Lammi, Elizabeth Jan 29, 1842 (F) Apr 06, 1925  

Lammi, John Jun 12, 1886 (F) May 21, 1973  
Lammi, Mayme (Sippola) Sep 16, 1896 Aug 17, 1972  
Lammi, Walter Aug 17, 1914 Dec 08, 1918  
Lammi, Matt N. 1884 Dec 18, 1928 John Lammi’s brother

Lampi, Sakri Jan 31, 1868 (F) Jun 22, 1934  
Lampi, Anna S. Aug 10, 1881 (F) Oct 18, 1952  
Lampi, Baby 1911 1911  
Lampi, Edwin W. Mar 23, 1923 Dec 05, 1925  
Lampi, John S. Nov 06, 1908 May 05, 1951  
Lampi, Sophie H. Jul 10, 1905 Jan 15, 1935  
Lampi, Walter Dec 20, 1911 Oct 11, 1983  
Lampi, Wilber Feb 23, 1917 Sep 25, 1923  

Leino, Emil J. Aug 23, 1893 (F) Nov 15, 1964  
Leino, Manda (Haikola) 1902 Oct 15, 1990  
Leino, Baby Robert 1932 1932  

Mattila, Antti 1843 1901  

Neumann, Catherine May 04, 1920 May 09, 1994  
Neumann, Merral     Future

Niemi, Eric Jun 28, 1862 (F) Feb 22, 1951  
Niemi, Hilja 1897 1900  
Niemi, John Apr 1900 Nov 10, 1918  
Niemi, Victor 1903 1907  
Lampi, Gust A. Dec 01, 1896 May 06, 1974  
Lampi, Hilma (Niemi) Feb 19, 1899 Jan 19, 1989  

Niemi, Jack 1887 (F) Sep 15, 1937  
Niemi, Babe 1931 1931  
Niemi, Lester 1913 1915  
Braa, Oscar 1892 Oct 30, 1947  
Braa, Hilma (Niemi) 1890 Dec 04, 1951  
Hufford, Chester 1914 Dec 29, 1984  
Hufford, Mildred (Braa) 1915   Future

Niemi, Helen (Haikola) Dec 20, 1916 Apr 09, 1955  
Niemi, Glen Aug 29, 1944 Sep 15, 1950  

Nikkola, Andrew 1865 1942  
Nikkola, Mother Roosa 1871 1918  
Nikkola, Ellen F. 1905 1908  
Nikkola, Fransa 1912 1918  
Nikkola, Hilma E. 1903 1918  
Nikkola, Lester 1910 1918  
Nikkola, Lillie 1907 1918  
Nikkola, Saima 1901 1908  
Nikkola, Verna L. 1909 1914  

Oja, Tobias Nov 03, 1855 (F) Apr 08, 1935  
Oja, Anna Sophia Mar 08, 1854 (F) Feb 20, 1941  
Oja, Emmanuel Jun 24, 1880 (F) Dec 11, 1950  
Oja, Anna E. (Mattila) 1883 Dec 09, 1975  
Oja, Henna Maria 1893 1917  

Oja, Walter 1907 May 23, 1987  
Oja, Gertrude (Kyostia) Jul 18, 1912 Nov 07, 1975  
Oja, Warren Aug 06, 1956 Jul 01, 1957  

Lampinen, Emil 1883 Jun 06, 1963  
Lampinen, Hilda (Oja) 1885 (F) Nov 17, 1952  

Portinen, Henry 1855 1918  
Portinen, Lydia 1863 1918  
Portinen, Urho May 24, 1897 May 12, 1947  
Portinen, Aune (Lampi) Oct 24, 1905 Oct 13, 1964  

Rautio, Elisabet 1863 1904  

Sippola, Jacob Jun 26, 1863 (F) Apr 05, 1933  
Sippola, Susanna Dec 26, 1868 (F) Sep 30, 1951  
Sippola, Alma 1907 1908  
Sippola, Edward 1895 1895  
Sippola, Emil J. Jul 02, 1899 Oct 07, 1965  
Sippola, Issac Nov 22, 1901 Nov 20, 1964  
Sippola, Minnie Jul 06, 1903 Nov , 1921  
Sippola, Samuel Jul 12, 1900 Sep 14, 1967  
Siiro, Einar May 13, 1911 Jun 06, 1992  
Siiro, Aino (Nikkola) 1918   Future
Nemec, Donald Dec 29, 1937 Mar 26, 1992  
Nemec, Patricia (Siiro)     Future
McNeeley, Linda (Siiro)     Future
McNeeley, Mick 1951 1993  

Takkunen, August 1884 (F) Mar 09, 1943  
Takkunen, Hanna Feb 01, 1889 (F) Aug 03, 1980  
Takkunen, Eino 1910 Dec 16, 1926  
Takkunen, Helen 1921 Jun 06, 1939  
Takkunen, John 1917 1917  
Takkunen, Sadie 1911   Future
Takkunen, Edward May 15, 1916 Jun 29, 1988  
Takkunen, Ellen 1923   Future

Waisanen, Arthur S. Jun 25, 1908 May 14, 1983  
Waisanen, Esther (Haikola) Sep 19, 1912 Apr 15, 1992  
Without Grave Marker (Location Unknown)
Heikura, Kaisa 1858 (F) Jun 26, 1936  
Janeksela, Senia 1904 Dec 04, 1944  
Maatala, Sakri 1873 Mar 25, 1921  

Family locations as constructed from memory by John Lammi sometime after 1918 forest fire:

Column No 1

Column No 2

Column No 3

Column No 4

J. Sippola J. Forse S.Maattala E. Leino
Maattala W. Anderson J. Lammi A. Forse
Heikurinen T. Ronkainen J. Konu B. Forse
G. Janiksela H. Kyastaja H. Bortinen T. Oja
Mattila M. Lampi G. Berkio  
E. Niemi S. Lampi N. Koivisto  
J. Haikola J. Sippola M. Lahti  
Rautio E. Niemi A. Takkunen  
A. Nikkola G. Janiksela    
A. Kultalahti