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Cemetery Corner

June 30, 2020

The Trondhjem Cemetery Corp, like the Historic church, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was established in 1876 when Johannes Fossum donated one acre of land for its use. According to his obituary, Johannes was buried in the cemetery after he died of TB “consumption” on November 22,1911 at the age of 71. Johannes Fossum is the Great-Granduncle of our Vice President Ramona (Fossum) Pumper and our past President Merle Fossum.

The Trondhjem Cemetery is an entity of its own. While we work closely with Trondhjem Lutheran Church and the Trondhjem Community Preservation Society, the cemetery is not funded by either of these organizations. As we come into the spring season, we will once again begin necessary but costly lawn care. The cemetery is very difficult and time consuming to mow due to the headstones, many of which are not in a straight line which increases our costs. If you would like to help support our cemetery, donations for this historic site can be sent to:

Trondhjem Cemetery Corp
PO Box 123
Northfield, MN 55057
Deb Simon
12527 50th St W
New Prague MN 56071

Please write checks to “Trondhjem Cemetery”
Deb (Johnson) Simon, Treasurer, Trondhjem Cemetery Corp

Want to research a burial? Go to and click on “Cemetery” for name search to locate the cemetery

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