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The Gosen Church and Cemetery are located in SE   of Section 26 in Knute Township. "The First Church of the Thirteen Towns" , it was organized in 1884 and given the name "Den Norsk Evangeliske Lutherske Gosen Menighed i Polk County, Mn."

The existing stones of the cemetery were copied on September 21, 1987 by Maxine Workman and Ethel Menholt.

Thanks to Jan Mjovig and LeRoy Mjovig for the following information that they transcribed submitted July 2002

See picture of Church below cemetery transcriptions

This cemetery has been  transcribed by the RRVGS and a listing is in the Polk County Cemetery Books.  As this information is copyrighted 1996, I can not add any listings from this cemetery unless someone actually walks the cemetery and transcribes the names and sends them to me to post.  Please be aware that copyright protection is very real, and it is a costly venture to be sued! Please do not send information that you have not gathered yourself! 


West Side:

Beginning with west row.


TRANBY, Peter June 28, 1880

TRANBY, Edward 1848--1927

TRANBY, 01ava 1856--1936


JACOBSON, Matt 1886--1957

JACOBSON, Elise 1885--1981


MJOVIG, Bollette   Mother

Sep.9, 1826--Sep.28, 1912


Framed Grave--baby size


ZAHL, Hans M. Oct.22, 1896--July 7, 1975

ZAHL, Anna M. Mother

Jan.19, 1903--May 16, 1941


FLERMOEN, Olaus L. 1901--1981

FLERMOEN, Ellen E. 1901--1980

Legion Aux.


MJOVIG, John 1886--1941

MJOVIG, Live 1869--1943

MJOVIG, Jacob 1859--1941

MJOVIG, Jorgena 1911--1935

MJOVIG, Sophia Nov.3.1858--May.3,1886


LESETMO, Peder Dec.13, 1897--June 18,1925

LESETMO, Albert 0. 1888--1979


(NOTE:  The following names were originally listed as a 2nd column which may mean it is a 2nd row)

LESETMO, Dorthea 1832--16 Nov.19O4

LESETMO, Ole   2 Aug.1884--2 Feb.19O6

LESETMO, Gollaug H. Mother


LESETMO, Ole  Fader

Dec.6, 1861--Apr.3,1915

LESETMO, Pvt. Gilbert Olson

July 25,1895--Dec.3,1918

Co.L 54 Pioneer Inf.


SORVIG, Edwin B. 1894--1920


DARL, Anna A.

June lO, l88l--0ct. 25, l926


SORVIG Monument only


GUNDERSON. Susana Mother


GUNDERSON. D. Leonard Father



BRATLIE, Lizzie   Mother



GUNDERSON, Herman 1897--1986

GUNDERSON, Harold Mar. 7, 1890—Jan. 12, 1971

Mn Pvt. Co. L 54 Pioneer Inf

GUNDERSON, John 1885--1967


ENGEMOEN, Anders 0. 1834--1930

ENGEMOEN, Martha M. 1844--1930


ERICKSON, Albert H. no dates

ERICKSON, Alma S. 1900--1955

**HEIERMAN, Rev. Nokolai - 1850- April 9, 1897

**HEIERMAN, Ingeborg - 1851-1893

**NOTE:  Rev Nikolai Heierman, a pioneer church leader in this area and his wife Ingeborg are also buried here - these were not listed in the RRVGS listing.  Descendants of the Heiermans, Larry and Marie Solberg of Winger MN have sent this picture and also a write up about Rev Heierman, which appears below and in the biograpies section.  Thankyou for updating this cemetery - August 2003

Thankyou to Larry and Marie Solberg for this picture of Rev. and Mrs. Heierman's gravestone

Gosen Church, Knute Township

Picture taken 2002 - courtesy of LeRoy Mjovig submitted Jan 2003

Gosen Church, Knute Township - picture  of exterior taken in 1953 - submitted by LeRoy Mjovig July 2003

Gosen Church, Knute Township - interior picture taken 1953

Thankyou to LeRoy Mjovig for sending in this picture in July 2003



















Thankyou to Marie Chaffee-Solberg for submitting this information about Churches in this area with permission of the Winger Historical Association - August 2003


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