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The WEST GREEN LAKE CEMETERY is located about a mile southwest of Chisago City, a few blocks off Highway 8 on the north side of Wyoming Trail (CR 22). This area of the county was annexed into the city of Chisago City from the eastern section of Wyoming Township in 2006.
This is a very old cemetery with a variety of markers, stones, and monument styles. A few of the old stones are very difficult, if not impossible to read. Research is showing there are some people who would logically have been buried in this cemetery but their names do not appear in the church's burial records.
Physically, farthest from the cemetery entrance, along the northwest property boundary, is a "pauper" section. This area holds mostly single, indigent county residents with simple concrete markers with a name and date(s).
I reconciled all the markers and names in this cemetery using MN death records, previous transcriptions, and church records to identify (and correct some of) the names of those individuals who are buried here. This is particularly true in the pauper section where there were apparently "disconnects" among the care-givers, coroner, and cemetery staff. If you do not see a photograph posted on a memorial, no visible marker was found for that interment.
The Zion Lutheran Church owns and maintains three separate Chisago county cemeteries; Chisago Memorial Park, South Green Lake, and West Green Lake.
Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church
28005 Old Towne Road
Chisago City, MN 55013
Phone: (651) 257-2713
Cemetery established: 1878
Cemetery status: Active
Cemetery type: Church
Location: Chisago Lake
Cemetery bio: Robert.Chudek@gmail.com