Monson Lake Lutheran Church, Sunburg, Minnesota

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(Last Updated On: October 17, 2018)

Monson Lake Lutheran Church stands just outside the entrance to Monson Lake State Park. It’s a classic country church – a white clapboard building with a steeple on top and a cemetery along the side.

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Monson Lake Lutheran Church - ExplorationVacation.net

I haven’t been able to find information on the church or the cemetery, but a number of graves date back to the late 1800s.

Monson Lake Lutheran - ExplorationVacation.net

Monson Lake Lutheran - ExplorationVacation.net

More than a few graves are those of children.

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On a perfect fall day it can be easy to forget how difficult life was here, not only for the earliest settlers, but for the next few generations as well. The graveyard here is a reminder that our ancestors were all too familiar with grief, and that the loss of a child was once all too common.

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4 thoughts on “Monson Lake Lutheran Church, Sunburg, Minnesota”

  1. Nice post, again, Cindy! One can often tracck diphtheria epidemics through successive sibling deaths, as I’m sure you know. We could talk a long time on the bleakness of our ancestors’ lives.

    1. Thanks, Sue. I didn’t know that, but it makes sense. I always think of the flue epidemics. . . . it’s amazing how medicine has improved over what is a relatively short time. I’ve never thought I would have done well living at some time in the past!

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