Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery

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Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery

Also known as Heinitz Cemetery

OLD Highway 60 off County Road 27
Mountain Lake, Cottonwood County, Minnesota, USA
Memorials 41 added (80% photographed)

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This cemetery no longer exists as such. "It was located between [OLD] Highway 60 and the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad track, just east of Mountain Lake. The land was given to the Lutheran Church by George Heinitz about the turn of the [last] century. In 1948 Martin Heffele was the last person interred at this cemetery. It soon fell into disuse and the grave markers [which were all wooden] rotted or were destroyed. With church records a complete list of those who had been buried in this cemetery was compiled and the names were placed on a memorial stone that was erected in the cemetery. All the burials are of Lutherans who were originally from Germany who settled in the Dreispitz region of Russia and then came to Mountain Lake."
from a list in the files of the Cottonwood County Historical Society

The list of 39 names has only first and last names and years of birth and death. Any additional information on these memorials is based on research in Minnesota vital records and censuses. Some names have no dates but are simply designated as "child". I have tried to indicate my level of certainty about the match between the scant available information directly about the cemetery and information from other records and have cited the records on each memorial page.

The hillside location is relatively inaccessible. There is no road or driveway and there is a deep ditch before the uphill slope.


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GPS Coordinates: 43.94155, -94.90456

  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2404839