Vestre Gausdal Cemetery

Photo added by Del Gran

Vestre Gausdal Cemetery

Vestre Gausdal, Gausdal kommune, Oppland fylke, Norway
Memorials 128 added (62% photographed)

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(Added to Find A Grave February 25, 2015)
As of Feb 25, 2015, I could not find any cemeteries in Gausdal at Find A Grave so added this virtual cemetery and memorials for 18 Gran ancestors on Feb 25-26, 2015.
Excellent aerial view of the Vestre Gausdal churchyard:
Hybrid-Map over Vestre Gausdal kirkegård. (Demotile)

Vestre Gausdal kirke (church) information at:
(Norsk) or (English)

The above provides additional links to "Churches in Gausdal kommune” and other mapping services.

Photo of the church: Vestre Gausdal kirke

DIS-Norge provides the ability to search Norsk cemeteries by fylke (county), kommune (municipality) and gravplass (cemetery) for any of the parameters typically available on headstones. Other than location within the cemetery, the information must be on the headstone in order to find in the search results since DIS-Norge is a transcription of the headstones plus cemetery data with an excellent photo of the headstone as part of a volunteer effort, similar to Find A Grave but without the ability to link family members or include extensive bibliographical information and photos other than the headstone.

The data from the headstones is available at
DIS-Norge even when no photo is available. Adding photos of the headstones seems to be the current phase of a volunteer project. After going to this link, select “English” and “Choose Cemetery”. Then, select fylke (state), kommune (county), gravplass (municipality) and Cemetery name depending on what you want included in the search results. As of March 6, 2015, DIS-Norge includes 1,387 interments in the Vestre Gausdal Cemetery.

The DIS-Norge site includes the capability to combine multiple search criteria. For example:
+ Last name = Gudbjørgsrud
+ First name = Gudlaug
You will need to be careful to delete additional search criteria when applicable.

Norge Parish records have been digitized via scans of the original hand-written parish books and are available in Norsk. Vestre Gausdal parish records are available at no charge at:
Vestre Gausdal kirke records

The remainder of this home page focuses on my Gran ancestors in the Gausdal kommune as currently, these are the only ones with memorials at Find A Grave. As additional memorials are added to this virtual cemetery, this contributor will modify this home page as necessary.

The "Gran family of Gausdal" is related to at least some of those with the Gran family name in Oslo and Hønefoss kommune, Ringerike fylke, Norway.

The Gran family name will also be found in Vestfold fylke and the town of Bergen, Bergen kommune, Hordaland fylke but these are not related to the “Gran Family of Gausdal”.

If you have information related to our Gran ancestors in Norway or the United States, I would appreciate your contacting me as the creator of the eighteen memorials added to this cemetery on Feb 25-26, 2015 that are all ancestors of Morten and Ellene (Nielsdatter) Gran and all are linked together within this virtual cemetery and to their descendants in the United States.

A Microsoft Word document is available with hyperlinks to provide the DIS-Norge search results for the “Gran Family in Norway” that we have reason to believe are potential ancestors of the “Gran Family in USA”. This document will be provided, on request, to those that want to assist in this effort.

Morten and Ellene (Nielsdatter) Gran, with memorials in this cemetery, are my paternal great-great grandparents who are linked to their ancestors in this cemetery and to their son Kornelius Mortenson Gran at Bang Cemetery, Turner County, SD, USA.

Morten's wife Ellene (Nielsdatter) Gran is also linked to her parents John and Anne (Jacobsdatter) Iverson and their ancestors in this cemetery. John and Anne (Jacobsdatter) Iverson are also linked to their daughter, Kari F (Jonsdatter) Gran at Bang Cemetery, Turner County, SD, USA.

In general, my Gran ancestors were born, lived and died in Vestre Gausdal or Ostre Gausdal which merged into Vestre Gausdal in 1962. None of the eighteen (18) memorials created on Feb 25-26, 2015 have headstones in this cemetery. This is noted in the Find A Grave transcriptions for these 18 memorials. I will be happy to move any of those, for which I do not have family data to support the location of burial, to another cemetery if you provide a correction.

Morten Nielson Gran married Ellene Nielsdatter on June 14, 1840 at Ostre Gausdal, Opland, Norway. To this union, five children were born. Morten and Ellene were born, raised 5 children, and died in Vestre Gausdal, Gausdal, Oppland, Norway. Specifically they worked and lived on the Forsethsetra Farm.

Their son, Kornelius Mortenson Gran b1841, emigrated to the USA in 1884, specifically to an area of the Dakota Territory which became Yankton County, South Dakota on November 2, 1889. If you follow the links to their son Kornelius from the memorials created in this cemetery, you can obtain considerable information and photos of their "Gran Descendants in the USA".

The memorial, in this cemetery, for Ellene Nielsdatter Gran includes considerable information from for all five of the children of Morten and Ellene Gran.


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GPS Coordinates: 61.2005670, 10.1470830

  • Added: 25 Feb 2015
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2570530