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Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery of Minneapolis (#48186744)
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Bio Photo We are a volunteer group at Oak Hill Cemetery in Minneapolis ---the "Friends of Oak Hill Cemetery of Minneapolis." We organized last year for the purposes of collecting, organizing and preserving the records and site of this 1859 historic, once rural cemetery in today's south Minneapolis (once a part of Richfield).
Our group is trying to add memorials honoring the many early residents of Richfield and Minneapolis buried at Oak Hill Cemetery. We ask your patience and help in supplementing the cemetery's records with family records and photos.
There are large numbers of early Richfield, Edina, Bloomington area farm families here, and also numbers of veterans. Many veterans have service records in the Indian Wars, Civil War, Spanish-American War as well as World Wars I and II. This is truly a Heritage Cemetery worthy of recognition and preservation.
Suggestions, comments and genealogical information about Oak Hill burials are always welcome. We would love to hear from you.
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We are a volunteer group and a bit slow, Please be patient. Thank you so much.
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Gary W. Jensen
Cemetery archive
I believe there is a PDF file with all the burials in Oak Hill I thought I had a PDF file but lost it can you assist me? Thank You
Added by Gary W. Jensen on Nov 23, 2014 10:02 AM
P Black-Avitts
Question on Oak Hill Cemetery
Can you get me or is there, a web site? I am getting back into my ancestry and Find A Grave. And I see that I have some that I have added... Addition, lot, plot info on some of my entries.
My computer crashed and had a new one built. Lost all my favorite bookmarks.
I would like to verify that some of my family is in same additions... ect
It verifies to me that they are family :)
Do you have a link or something that I could look up and update some of my interments?

Thank you in advance for your time and all that you do to help us.
Added by P Black-Avitts on Aug 31, 2014 1:13 PM
Doug Kalahar
RE: Rauch Family
Hello . . . I do so many of these each day I forget the specifics. Sorry.

Peter H. RAUCH (1901 - 1972) m. Margaret A. SIMON ((1910 - 1984) in September 1931 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Little Falls, Morrison County, Minnesota (my hometown). Both are buried at Oak Hill Cemetery.

I can certainly send you much more detail on the RAUCH family if you wish.

Thanks for the work you do at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Doug Kalahar
Mankato, Minnesota
# 47501142

Added by Doug Kalahar on May 17, 2014 6:50 PM
Doug Kalahar
RE: Rausch , Margaret A and Peter
Hello . . . I do not have the middle names for these folks, sorry. As to a source . . . I have been researching Morrison County, Minnesota families for nearly 50 years (I was born and raised there) and have nearly 125,000 names in my database. I would guess I obtained information on the RAUCHs from their obits. If I come upon any other information, I'll pass it along to you.

If there's anything I can help you with from Morrison County (Little Falls), please feel free to contact me.

Doug Kalahar
Mankato, MN.
Added by Doug Kalahar on May 13, 2014 5:18 PM
Karen Jones
RE: Frank and Josephine Swanson
Helen's parents are my maternal great grandparents. Helen's sister, Esther, was my maternal grandmother.
Frank and Josephine Swanson are buried in the Ingersoll Cemetery in Washburn, McLean, North Dakota. Frank's Find A Grave # is 7668015 and Josephine's number is 7668016. I just edited Helen's memorial and added the numbers for her parents. I thought I had done that before, but may have missed it.

Washburn, North Dakota is near where Frank and Josephine lived and raised their 9 children.


Karen Carder Jones
Added by Karen Jones on May 08, 2014 4:47 AM
Gary W. Jensen
Melvin Day
I don't have any info that is not on your memorial. I did request links to parents on Baby Day Who was stillborn. I believe according to what I sent you he was named Walter Manley Day like his the son of Walter Manley Day and Verna Cornman. I did send birth and death info to you already.
Added by Gary W. Jensen on May 07, 2014 9:05 PM
Elaine Moss
RE: Jennie Pratt memorial
Thank you but I tried that and it would not accept it. I can transfer management if you would like to try.
Elaine Moss
Added by Elaine Moss on Feb 12, 2014 6:22 PM
Elaine Moss
Jennie Pratt memorial
Thank you for the burial ledger information for Jennie Pratt. I put in the section, block, and lot number but am unable to put in the other information you supplied which was purchaser and burial date.
If you would like that in there, please let me know how to do this.
Thank you for your help though!
Elaine Moss
Added by Elaine Moss on Feb 08, 2014 9:04 PM
Matilda Agneta Thompson
Ms. Thompson is a distant relative. According to her death records her middle name was AGNETA. She was an unmarried school teacher. My grandparents "gave" the plot for her burial. She was a dear friend of my grandmother. My father's cousin age 89 remembers Matilda as Matilda was her school teacher. I also remember her comng to Christmas when I was a small child. My grandparents were Albert & Jennie Arneson (buried at Oakhill) along with my sister, Kristi Birch 1946-1999. When my grandmother was buried her body was put next to Matilda instead of next to her husband by mistake. Her marker was put next to her husband. My sister's marker is along side of Matilda, but her remains are next to my grandfather. The error was made by the gravedigger, but the only person in the family that it bothered is deceased.Thank you for asking about the middle name of Matilda. I suppose no one else cares. Wendy
Added by Wendy on Jan 28, 2014 10:42 AM

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