Farm Horizons, June 2014

Rural Minnesota is dotted with cemeteries; history abounds

By Aaron Schultz

Rural Minnesota is dotted with cemeteries, and we at the Herald Journal, thought it would be interesting to track down and pass on some information on the rural cemeteries in the Farm Harizons publication area.

The first cemetery we will start with is Marysville Catholic Cemetery, which is located in Wright County, roughly 4.5 miles north of Waverly on Co. Rd. 9, at the intersection of Dempsey Ave. SW and 15 St. SW.

This cemetery is believed to be on a section of property that was first owned by William Eusebe Berthiaume, the brother of Francis Xavier Berthiaume. He purchased it from the government back in 1871.

The first person to be buried at Marysville Catholic Cemetery appears to have been a child, just over 3 months old – Earnest F. Vieau.

As of September 2004, the last person known to be buried there was James R. Cronin in September 2002.

This cemetery is maintained by St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Waverly.

Back in September 2002, David Sunberg, Elaine Olson, and Darla Sunberg walked and transcribed Marysville Cathlolic Cemetery from all existing and legible headstones, with the last updates coming Sept. 20, 2004.

Many older, rural cemeteries can fall into different stages of disrepair, due to lack of maintance. While it is clear Marysville Catholic Cemetery is an older one, it has been maintained very well.

Below, you can find the most updated, existing transcribtion of names of those who are buried at the cemetery.

All existing and legible headstones, last updated Sept., 2004

Baker, Rose E., b. 1877, d. 1934, “Mother”

Beauchamp, Baby John, d. 1934

Beauchamp, Donald F., b. 1932, d. 1954, s/w Xavier F & Mary C Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Ellen, b. 1884, d. 1964, s/b Medrick Beauchamp, “Mother”

Beauchamp, Florence, b. 1879, d. 1947, s/w John Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Gilbert, b. 1881, d. 1956, s/b Minnie Beauchamp

Beauchamp, John, b. 1866, d. 1948, s/w Florence Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Leo F., b. 1910, d. 1941, s/b Ellen Beauchamp, “Son”

Beauchamp, Mary C., b. 1906, d. 1985, s/w Xavier F. & Donald F. Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Medrick, b. 1879, d. 1955, s/b Ellen Beauchamp, “Father”

Beauchamp, Minnie, b. 1887, d. 1950, s/b Gilbert Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Souphranie, b. 1837, d. 1924

Beauchamp, Xavier F., b. 1898, d. 1954, s/w Mary C. & Donald F. Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Xavier, b. 1837, d. 1888, s/w Souphranie Beauchamp

Beauchamp, Xavier, d. 4 Aug 1881, age: 44 yrs old

Bedor, Harry, d. 10 Feb 1896, age: 9 yrs old, “We will meet in heaven”

Berthiaume, Celia, b. 3 Apr 1879, d. 26 Jul 1892

Berthiaume, Cleamance, b. 24 Jun 1852, d. 10 May 1931

Berthiaume, Eusebe W., b. 1824, d. 1916

Berthiaume, F. X., no dates (cross with name listed on it)

Berthiaume, Francis, b. 28 Nov 1820, d. 9 Jun 1903

Berthiaume, Lemea, d. 25 Feb 1872, s/w Sophie Berthiaume

Berthiaume, Sophie, d. 25 Dec 1871, s/w Lemea Berthiaume “Wife of Eusebe”

Buhil, Eldora Stuhr, b. 1917, d. no date

Cardinal, Celestin, b. 12 Dec 1846, d. 1 Jun 1903

Cardinal, Edmire, b. 1844, d. 1919, s/w Raphael Cardinal, “Mother”

Cardinal, Elinor, b. 1883, d. 1910

Cardinal, Raphael, b. 1844, d. 1917, s/w Edmire Cardinal, “Father”

Cronin, Brian, b. 1953, d. 1977, s/w Colin Cronin

Cronin, Colin, b. 1956, d. 1982, s/w Brian Cronin

Cronin, James R., b. 24 Apr 1929, d. 9 Sep 2002, s/b Brian & Colin Cronin. “US Army Korea”

Dahlin, Isabell M., b. 1898, d. 1955, “Mother”

Dahlin, Lula M., b. 1896, d. 1921

Demarais, Archie H., b. 1913, d. 2002, s/w Doris R. Demarais

Demarais, Archie Jr, b. 1957, d. 1991, s/b Doris R. & Archie H. Demarais

Demarais, Barbara, b. 1893, d. 1914, s/w Eli Demarais

Demarais, Barbara, b. 26 Mar 1893, d. 17 Apr 1914 (second stone for Barbara)

Demarais, Cyrille, b. 29 Jun 1841, d. 3 Feb 1908, s/w Harminagil Demarais “Father”

Demarais, Doris R., b. 1916, d. 1987, s/w Archie H. Demarais

Demarais, Eli, b. 1886, d. 1969, s/w Barbara Demarais

Demarais, Elizabeth, b. 1855, d. 1924, s/w Zothique Demarais

Demarais, Eveline, b. 1875, d. 1970, s/w Ferdinand Demarais

Demarais, Ferdinand, b. 1869, d. 1955, s/w Eveline Demarais

Demarais, Florentine, b. 1868, d. 1933, s/w Theodule Demarais, “Mother”

Demarais, Genevie, b. 1909, d. 1914, s/w Wilfred Demarais

Demarais, Gerald F., b. 1934, d. 1992, s/w Myra J. Demarais

Demarais, Harminagil, b. 17 Nov 1837, d. 15 Feb 1908, s/w Cyrille Demarais “Mother”

Demarais, James, b. 1892, d. 1957 s/by Mary Demarais

Demarais, John L, b. 1898, d. 1977, s/w & h/o Margaret Demarais, m. 5 Jun 1934

DeMarais, Joseph A., b. 1894, d. 1930

Demarais, Margaret, b. 1916, d. no date, s/w & w/o John L. Demarais, m. 5 Jun 1934

Demarais, Mary, b. 1875, d. 1941, s/by James Demarais

Demarais, Myra J., b. 1943, d. no date, s/w Gerald F. Demarais

Demarais, Myra Jo, b. 1960, d. 1961

Demarais, Olivine, b. 1873, d. 1889, s/b Zothique Demarais

Demarais, Theodule, b. 1862, d. 1935, s/w Florentine Demarais, “Father”

Demarais, Wilfred D., b. 14 Apr 1903, d. 1 Aug 1907

Demarais, Wilfred, b. 1908, d. 1915, s/w Genevie Demarais

Demarais, Zothique, b. 1850, d. 1922, s/w Elizabeth Demarais

Driver, Charlene M. (Demarais), b. 5 Jun 1946, d. no date, s/w & w/o Jerry Driver, m. 27 Aug 1966, kids Jarrod, Tonia, Chad, Lynette

Driver, Jerry, b. 6 Feb 1944, d. 16 Feb 1993, s/w & h/o Charlene M. Driver, m. 27 Aug 1966, kids Jarrod, Tonia, Chad, Lynette, “US Navy”

Dumas, Lena, b. 1867, d. 1910

Duprey, Hattie Rosa, d. 21 Aug 1872, age: 3 mo 3 days, “Daughter of J. & M.”

E. J.A.N. L., no dates, s/b Lacina Mother

Girard, Margaret, d. 1880, s/b Elizabeth H. Perra

Granger, Mary H., d. 17 Feb 1879, age: 20 yrs 1 month old, “Wife of Edmond Granger”

Hurban, Annie, d. 16 Jul 1902, age: 74 yrs old, s/w Anthony A. Hurban

Hurban, Anthony A., d. 25 Aug 1901, age: 64 yrs old, s/w Annie Hurban

Lacina, Bernice M., b. 1910, d. 1912

Lacina, Elise J.A.N., b. 4 Aug 1903, d. 20 Sep 1907, “Aged 4 Yrs, 1 Mo, 18 Days”

Lacina, Mother, b. 1863, d. 1942

LeValley, Albert D., b. 9 Jun 1890, d. 17 Jun 1891

Lowe, J., d. 27 Mar 1888, age: 37 yrs old, s/w Josephine Soba, Joseph Soba & Frank Soba

Marquette, Joseph, b. 1856, d. 1900, s/w Louise Marquette

Marquette, Louise, b. 1856, d. 1936, s/w Joseph Marquette

Moreau, Joseph, b. 1830, d. 1913, s/w Louise Moreau, “Father”

Moreau, Louise, b. 1841, d. 1912, s/w Joseph Moreau, “Mother”

Moreau, Peter, b. 1880, d. 1923

Peltier, Joseph, b. 1878, d. 1964

Perisian, Mary, b. 3 Apr 1839, d. 16 Jul 1893

Perisian, Theophile, b. Jun 1827, d. no date

Perra, Adrian, b. 1856, d. 1941, s/by Marcellin Perra

Perra, Elizabeth, b. 1860, d. 1894

Perra, Elizabeth, b. 1865, d. 1889, s/w Medrick Perra, “Mother”

Perra, Harriet, b. 1811, d. 1896

Perra, Henry A., b. 1886, d. 1960, s/w Marcellin M. Perra

Perra, Marcellin M., b. 1898, d. 1978, s/w Henry A. Perra

Perra, Marcellin, b. 1859, d. 1936, s/by Adrian Perra

Perra, Medrick, b. 1854, d. 1931, s/w Elizabeth Perra, “Father”

Perra, Mose, b. 1808, d. 1902

Perra, Rosalie, b. 1860, d. 1888

Peterson, Celina, b. 1885, d. 1931, s/w Peter M. Peterson

Peterson, Peter M., b. 1873, d. 1936, s/w Celina Peterson

Robasse, Beat, b. 86 yrs 2 mo, d. 16 May 1902, s/w Mary J. Robasse

Robasse, Mary J., b. 74 yrs 9 mo, d. 26 Feb 1900, s/w Beat Robasse

Soba, Frank, d. no date, s/w J. Lowe, Joseph Soba & Josephine Soba

Soba, Joseph, d. no date, s/w J. Lowe, Frank Soba & Josephine Soba

Soba, Josephine, d. 25 Mar 1888, age: 15 yrs old, s/w J. Lowe, Frank Soba & Joseph Soba

Stuhr, Roy Francis, b. 6 Apr 1908, d. 3 Jun 1972 “Minn. S. Sgt. Army Air Force World War II”

Vieau, Adolph, b. 28 Jan 1883, d. 4 Feb 1883

Vieau, Alfozine M., b. 13 Feb 1843, d. 12 Aug 1929, s/w John B. Vieau, “Mother”

Vieau, Earnest F., b. 10 Oct 1869, d. 16 Jan 1870

Vieau, Etienne, b. 1805, d. 1889, “Father”

Vieau, John B., b. 26 Feb 1832, d. 27 Dec 1907, s/w Alfozine M. Vieau, “Father”

Vieau, Monica, b. 1798, d. 1882, “Mother”

Legend:

b = born

d = death

h/o = husband of

m = married

s/by = stone by

s/w = stone with

w/o = wife of

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