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Kyseth Memorial Cemetery

The SE Quarter of the NW Quarter of Section 12 in Township 142 N Range 92 W
Dunn County was settled by many true pioneers. At each cemetery you will find countless stories of the relationships between the people interred there. Many are family members, friends and long time neighbors. One such example is Kyseth Memorial Cemetery founded in 1886.

Captain Hans Siverts and his wife, Thrine, came to the Dakota Territory in 1886. Their ranch was on the Knife River east of Marshall. The Captain was Justice of the Peace for many years. He and his wife, Thrine are buried at Kyseth, as are their sons Christian and Carl, Carlís first wife Zelma Jensen and Carlís second wife Beulah Allen Siverts. Beulahís parents, Frank and Hedwig Allen, as well as Captain Sivertsí sister Ida Lyster and her husband Henry Lyster are buried here.

Another such example of the family relationships interred at Kyseth Memorial Cemetery is that of the Selleís. John Selle came to the United States in 1904. He married Marie Dalen, the granddaughter of John Kyseth and niece of Carl Kyseth. John Selle and his sons, Hjalmer and Kenneth farmed together until Johnís death in the 1950s. After that Hjalmer and Kenneth continued the farming partnership for another 20 years. All of these individuals mentioned in this narrative, as well as three of Kenneth Selleís children are interred here.

Kyseth Memorial Cemetery is located approximately 2 1/2 miles east of Marshall, ND.

Kyseth Memorial Cemetery is very well maintained. It is fenced, and had been mowed. This cemetery also has a nice bench for its visitors. The following list was transcribed from tombstones only. It is not a complete list.

Information for individual profiles were obtained from the book Dauntless Dunn II - 1989 A History of Dunn County North Dakota pages 666-667 and 677-679.


Tombstone Transcription Order Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
32 Allen Frank A. 1865 1947 Father
31 Allen Hedwig 1875 1956 Mother
53 Anderson Ingeborg      
52 Biffert Jared Roy 7/27/1984 8/11/1984 There is a 2nd marker that shows his middle name as Ray.
65 Burns Marie 10/29/1882 10/25/1991  
15 Carson Clara 3/16/1870 11/17/1946  
14 Carson Edward 2/17/1876 10/24/1918  
41 Carson Kjersti 1869 1930  
42 Christerson Anna 1867 1916  
43 Christerson J. A. 1853 1940  
47 Dressler Baby Girl   4/13/1959  
46 Dressler Frances L. 1920 1964 Mother
44 Dressler Kelsey Francis 6/16/1984 3/24/1986 Our Baby
45 Dressler Nick E. 1922 1992 Father
61 Flowers Minnie 1880 1951  
63 Gjermundson Jasmine L.   12/24/2001 "Jaz", Precious Baby
81 Hall Fred      
6 Hansen Arve 1896 1986 Son
8 Hansen Bjarne 1901 1993 Son
5 Hansen Clarence M. 1/18/1908 9/6/1971 North Dakota SF2 USNR World War II
25 Hansen Elef 8/22/1898 8/31/1898 Son
29 Hansen Ethel 7/29/1899 8/20/1933 Daughter
23 Hansen Hans L. 1895 1965 Son
27 Hansen Louise 9/1/1871 1/9/1930 Mother, Came to USA in 1894
24 Hansen Mae Lorene 1917 1960 Daughter
28 Hansen Martin 12/29/1862 3/18/1933 Father, Came to USA in 1883
7 Hansen Olaf 1906 1991 Son
26 Hansen Signe 1904 1924 Daughter
62 House Cora S. 1870 1936  
4 Jacobs Harlon 1913 1989 Son of John & Jennie. On a 2nd marker his first name is spelled Harlan.
1 Jacobs Jennie Twist 1878 1932 Mother
2 Jacobs John Adam 1881 1979  
3 Jacobs Olga 1900 1980  
75 Johnson Elizabeth 3/6/1882 9/18/1924 This marker contained a very clear, very well preserved photo of a woman.
21 Kyseth Carl E. 7/12/1884 6/16/1935  
20 Kyseth Johannes O. 3/29/1840 4/25/1921  
19 Kyseth Marte Marie 10/23/1844 7/17/1900  
17 Kyseth Orville C. 2/20/1908 11/12/1926  
16 Kyseth Raymond J. 7/21/1910 11/12/1926  
18 Kyseth Sara Josephine 10/29/1886 1/12/1892  
82 Lyster Harold 1892 11/18/1920 Born Maz 5, 1892
83 Lyster Henry 1852 12/27/1908  
56 Lyster Ida 1862 1954  
54 Lyster Margaret      
84 Lyster Sivert O. 1887 1889  
80 Michealson Christ   12/8/1909 Aged 29 yrs.
68 Moncurs John 1868 1935  
68 Moncurs Josephine 1878 1935  
51 Neidhardt Donald Don 1943 1999  
36 Odegaard Anders 1855 1930 Father
37 Odegaard Ingeborg 1848 1927 Mother
69 Olsen Netta 1838 1932 Mother
34 Osterwind Frank M. 1892 1976 Father
35 Osterwind Lena 1895 1967 Mother
70 Paulson Erland 1918 2002  
49 Perhus Clara 1869 1946 Mother
33 Perhus Clinton S. 1910 1976 Father
50 Perhus Kermit 1910 1994 Son - Husband
48 Perhus Thomas 1874 1956 Father
79 Rynning Fredrick 1862 1939  
57 Rynning George 1904 1999  
58 Rynning Olga 1895 1984  
71 Schaffner Elizabeth Wang 1888 1961 Mother
72 Schaffner F. Gordon 1894 1960 Father
11 Selle Baby Girl 3/8/1968 3/8/1968  
12 Selle DeLain Ann 1952 1952 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Selle
40 Selle Hjalmer R. 5/22/1923 9/13/1996 Beloved Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother
13 Selle James M. 1950 1950 Son of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Selle
10 Selle Jeanette Kay 8/12/1957 4/27/1977 Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Selle
39 Selle John J. 1889 1953 Husband & Father
9 Selle Kenneth Martin 5/4/1921 10/27/1999 GM2 US Navy World War II Korea
38 Selle Marie 1885 1966 Wife & Mother
59 Simpson Don      
73 Siverts Baby      
67 Siverts Beulah Allen 1905 1993 Wife
66 Siverts Carl 1887 1972  
74 Siverts Christian 1880 1965  
78 Siverts Hans C. C. 1856 1918 Father
76 Siverts Trine 1856 1930 Mother
64 Siverts Zelma 1879 1965  
55 Unknown       This site is marked only by the remains of a broken, metal funeral home marker from Mischel-Olson Chapel. The only letters found near this marker were "D", "L", "Y", and "E". These letters were in no particular order and found only in individual pieces.
*Assumed surname from family marker.
Tombstone transcription done May 1, 2003
Transcribed and contributed by T. A. Godlevsky - Nov 2003

Please note:   Every care possible has been taken to obtain accuracy but mistakes do occur.   These transcriptions are only as accurate as the sources they were transcribed from.


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