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Walton Twp. Location 1 W of Cowley Co. Line, ½ N of #166 Highway.
This is a 1 acre area. The land was homesteaded about 1875. The document was signed by Pres. Grant.
Cedars and other native trees, and a stone wall mark the boundaries of the tract. Flowers, stone walks, and rustic seats add to the beauty of the area.
This cemetery was established for the use of the Larsen and Hansen families, natives of Denmark.
Kierstine Larsen, daughter of Hans Larsen, was the first to be buried in the plot. She was born on the Island of Falster, Denmark, Aug. 18, 1845, and died Feb. 8, 1879, a victim of consumption. The epitaph on her marker is inscribed in Danish, but the translation is: Amiable she won all, intelligent she charmed all, feverent she loved all, and dead she saddened all.
Orla Valdemar Hansen, who assumed the name Walter, erected a memorial monument for the cemetery and himself and dug his own grave 20 years before he needed it.
His monument is of pink granite, measures more than 3' wide and stands 5' tall in the northeast corner of the cemetery. The epitaph on his marker reads: "The music that can deepest reach to cure all ills is human speech"
In larger letters he had inscribed "Lollik Cemetery named after great-great grandfather who lived in 1666".
One day while in the Geuda Springs cafe he overheard a conversation concerning the difficulty encountered in securing workers to dig a grave. He remarked to his family "I figure men are getting to be lazy to dig a person's grave and I'd better look after my own". Thus the reason it was dug 20 years before his death.
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