Civil War veteran buried in Almelund cemetery gets a gravestone—
Martens, who has been doing Civil War re-enactments for more than 20 years, said he thought the ceremony was well done, and he added it was among the coldest ones he had ever attended.
Nisswandt, of Oakdale, found out about three years ago by doing family tree research at the Minnesota History Center and Chisago Lake Lutheran Church that her great-great-grandfather was buried in the Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Almeund. When she visited the site, she found a marker for his wife, Johanna, but no marker for him.
Subsequently, she decided she wanted to get her long-deceased family member a marker, which she was able to do with the help of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs.
That headstone was finished in late November, and it was placed on the snow covering the burial site for the ceremony.
When the ground warms in the spring, it will be set into the ground like the other markers in the cemetery.
“I was amazed with the turnout, especially with how cold it was, Nisswandt said. “I was just really, really pleased.”