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Loon Lake Cemetery

Rhonda Munk (View posts)
Posted: 1150829246000
Classification: Cemetery
Surnames: Arms, Allen
I have a few people I am researching that are buried in Loon Lake Cemetery. Does anyone know where this cemetery is located? Is it still in use today?

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Jerry (View posts)
Posted: 1150914763000
The Loon Lake Cemetery is located just to the East of Loon Lake about 10 or so miles SW of Jackson. I haven't been up there for a while but the last time I was it was quite a mess. Go to http://www.prairieghosts.com/loon.html

or

http://www.doyouseedeadpeople.org/inv_loon_lake_cemetery_mn....

for some interesting information. I'd assume somewhere there is information about who is buried there but I'm not sure where.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Jerry (View posts)
Posted: 1150914942000
I noticed you were looking for the surname "Allen". I think that is one of the names listed on those websites I sent you that referred to an "Allen" as a witch. It might be interesting research for you.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Rhonda Munk (View posts)
Posted: 1150941891000
Classification: Query
Thank you for the information and websites. It has made some interesting reading. The one website has a picture of a memorial placed at the site, which I can enlarge enought to read. The memorial has the names of early Loon Lake Settlers, some of which I know are buried there. One of those is my third great grandmother. Her second marriage was to one of the Allen's. It is sad to read of how people have destroyed the cemetery over the years. Thanks again for your help.
Rhonda

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Jerry (View posts)
Posted: 1150985408000
A number of years ago (20 or so?) there was a boy scout who cleaned up the entire cemetery, put all the gravestones back where they belong and really had it looking nice again. It didn't take too long after he moved on to have it vandalized again. He may have written down some records of who was there if you can't find anything anywhere else.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Rhonda Munk (View posts)
Posted: 1150990052000
Classification: Query
That's an idea I could check on. I haven't contacted the Historical Society yet. I would think that they should have some information. One thing I read said that there was a Loon Lake store that used to be a church. It was this church that oversaw the cemetery. I would like to learn more about that.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Jerry (View posts)
Posted: 1151012790000
You are right about the Loon Lake Store formerly being the church connected to that cemetery. My Mom used to go to that church but I can't remember if it was Luthern or Methodist? Your best bet might be to contact the Historical Society in Lakefield as I'd bet they'd have a roster of the people buried there and maybe more info on that church. The boy scout who cleaned up the cemetery was one of the Temple boys but I can't remember which one. You could contact Mark or Ken Temple in Jackson and they might know.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Rhonda Munk (View posts)
Posted: 1151021086000
Classification: Query
Sylvanus Allen was the second husband to my ggg grandmother Euseba. Euseba's daughter, my gg grandmother was married in Jackson County at the home of the minister. Sylvester Allen was the ordained minister on that record. I am not sure is Sylvanus and Sylvester are the same person. That is why the church being so close to the cemetery is of interest to me. You have also given me some good leads. Thanks for your help. It's great.

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Lowell Salyards (View posts)
Posted: 1151197936000
Classification: Query
Rhonda (and Jerry),
I stopped by this website last night and came upon your "conversation." I do this every few days although I left Jackson 51 years ago but I grew up there. My maternal ancestors were German farmers over in Petersburg.

I have the two volumes of Jackson County history, 1910 and 1979, as well as a small leaflet from the Historical Society listing cemeteries in Jackson County.

First, let's deal with the church. The 1979 volume has a brief description of the Loon Lake Baptist Church. It was started by Sylvanus Allen, a Civil War veteran, who came to the area in 1867. He had invited folk to come to his cabin for worship. It then used school houses. They built a church in 1891 and shared it with Methodists. The Baptists built their own church in 1910. Ministers included Sylvanus's son-in-law John Chandler and grandson Raymond Allen. They dissolved in 1956 and the building became the store. The earlier building burned at some point.

According to the 1910 volume, Middletown Township where Sylvanus lived was organized in 1869. Sylvanus was granted government patents to land in Section 30 and a William Allen land in Section 32 in 1873. The cemetery leaflet states that the Loon Lake Cemetery is in Section 30 so perhaps Sylvanus donated the land for the cemetery.

There is a Jackson County website on USGENWEB and has information that you may be interested in. They call it the Loon Lake Baptist Cemetery.Under the Surname topic there, it lists a Diane Lavender who is researching the Allen family.
It has the address and telephone number for the historical society.

http://www.usgenweb.com

That's it for now. I may come across more later. Forgive me if I have duplicated "stuff" that you already have. My motto is: "Double is better than nothing."

Lowell Salyards

Re: Loon Lake Cemetery

Jerry (View posts)
Posted: 1151327375000
Thanks for the information. I'm sure there are some people who live close and whose families have been there for many years who could tell us a lot more.
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