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HULDA LARSON

Rockdale a.k.a. Larson Burial Ground a.k.a. Norweigian Cemetery
Adams County, Iowa
Uploaded 5/7/2003 by
maryadunkin [Email]

Hulda and John Larson are both buried at the “Larson Burial Gardens” now known as the Rockdale Cemetery. John Larson gave an acre of his farm for this cemetery. Hulda (Helga Hansdatter Rødmyr) Larson, dau of Hans & Kari Rødmyr, b 2 Sep 1832, Norway, d 30 Jan 1886, Strand, Adams Co., Iowa, m 14 Apr 1856, in Norway, to Johannes (John) Larson, b 15 Nov 1836, Norway, d 27 Jan 1888, Strand. No tombstone found for John. Nine children: Helena Bertha (Knutson), Thomas John, Caroline (Anderson), Mary Helga (Hendrickson), Henry, Johanna Bromdla (Eckland), Lars, Lewis and Josephine Larson.

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LARSONS BURIAL GARDENS

LARSONS BURYING GROUND/ROCKDALE CEMETERY

Mormans migrating from Nauvoo, Illinois passed through Adams County where they stopped for awhile. They buried some of their dead in a cemetery southwest of the Rockdale School on land donated by John and Hulda Larson, who had moved to Adams County from Benton county, Iowa in the spring of 1872. This was located in Douglas Township, section 7, one acre. Hulda Larson died January 30, 1886 and John Larson died on January 27, 1888, both were buried there.
The neighborhood was mostly Norwegian, so it was first called Norway Cemetery. Several Larsons were buried there, so some called it the ³LARSONS BURIAL GARDENS² or the Larson Burying Ground. It was also called the Old South Cemetery. The name was later changed to Rockdale Cemetery.

10 GRAVES AS RECORDED ON WPA RECORDED LIST

IN ORDER OF BURIAL:

1. SEVERIN LARSON, SON OF L.S. AN A. LARSON, BURIED IN SAME LOT WITH HULDA LARSON - DIED 7 APRIL 1875.

2. BETSY McCLARY, AGE 29 YRS., WIFE OF WM., (GOING WEST BY COVERED WAGON - BORN 13 DEC 1850 - DIED 25 MAR 1879.

3. MARGARET THOMPSON, AGE 16, BORN 30 NOV 1864 - DIED 13 SEP 1880.

4. HULDA LARSON, WIFE OF JOHN, 53 YRS., BORN 3 JUNE 1832 - DIED 30 JAN 1886.

5. JOHNNIE THOMPSON, 21 YRS., BORN 17 APR 1865 - DIED 25 JUNE 1886.

6. THOMAS A. THOMPSON, AGE 78 YRS., BORN 3 FEB 1813 - DIED 15 OCT 1890.

7. MARTIN THOMPSON, B 4 JUL 1863 - DIED 10 JAN 1898.

8. A. ANDERSON, AGE 46, BORN 26 SEP 1852 - DIED 25 DEC 1898.

9. NORMAN THOMPSON, AGE 29 YEARS, BORN 3 FEB 1871 - DIED 23 DEC 1900.

10. NELSON THOMPSON, AGE 75 YRS., BORN 2 NOV 1825 - DIED 1 MAY 1901.

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