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The St. Olaf Lutheran Cemetery belongs to the St. Olaf Lutheran Church. The cemetery began in 1901 by a few members of the church. The location is by the St. Olaf Church which is in the northwest corner of section #2 of Cedar Township, Martin County.
In 1903 some graves in a cemetery by Sidney Mathistads were moved to the present site at St. Olaf Lutheran Church. The lots at St. Olaf ere given to these people free of charge. Members of the church were each given free lots when it first started. In 1965, it was decided that lots should be sold to the members. There are 50 or so veterans buried in the cemetery.
In the late 1800s and early 1900s many family members died very close to each other. Many from different diseases and some from accidents and other causes. Many of those who were buried in the late 1800s were 80 years old or older. In the 1900s many died young, especially the World War and other war veterans. There are also a number of infants buried in the cemetery.
When the cemetery began, lots were usually sold 8 to a lot because many families were quite large at that time.