Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
 
Fresno, Fresno County, California
Submitted by Lee Nave (leenave@earthlink.net)
 
Directions:
Take the Shaw exit off Freeway 99
Take Shaw west until you reach Highway 145
There is a large white church at the corner
Turn right (north) on 145 and go 1⁄2 mile to Barstow and turn left (west)
The cemetery is on the right.
It's very easy to miss, but watch for a chain link fence.
A grape vineyard is on the west side of the cemetery.
The cemetery property is a long narrow strip from north from Barstow to the San
Joaquin River.
 
Bethany's cemetery is in 2 pieces - one by Barstow & one by the river.
A Russian Molokan Cemetery sits between Bethany's.
 
Information about the Cemetery:
There are 80 marked graves and at least nine unmarked graves.
There are also four graves with markers, but no indication of who is buried there. 
The church has no known burial records.
The oldest grave is from 1908, so it was probably established about that time.
This cemetery used to be known as the Vineland Cemetery. 
 
Some death certificates were looked up and the info put in the additional information
column.  The volume and page number are included.  Those that are in the county logs
have "county records" after the volume and page listing. All the certificates are in the
Hall of Records in Fresno, California.  It is in downtown Fresno on the corner of Tulare
and M Street, on the third floor.
 
 
 
 
LAST           FIRST                        DOB             DOD                NOTES
?              CLARICE                      1917            1917
?              H J                          1905            1924
?              HARRY                                        1918
?              M R                          1909            1910
?              MAXINE                       1921            1922
?              N A
?              R A
?              SCOTT                        1921            1922
ADOLPHSON      AUGUST                       1885            1930
ADOLPHSON      EDITH VICTORA                1891            1933
ADOLPHSON      EFFIE E                      May 27 1901     May 16 1956
ADOLPHSON      ELLEN T                      Nov 13 1883     Feb 10 1957
ADOLPHSON      ERICK                        Sep 11 1857     Aug 21 1949
ADOLPHSON      HENNING HAROLD               1895            1939
ADOLPHSON      JOHANNA SODERMAN             1860            1937
ADOLPHSON      LEVIS EMANUEL                1897            1941
ADOLPHSON      TITUS E                      Feb 1 1901      Mar 10 1970
ANDERSON       CARL HELMAR                  1893            1911
ANDERSON       J A                          1864            1927
ASHLIN         E M                          1832            1921
AUSLAND        ANNA M                       1883            1909
DALBOTTEN      ELEANOR A                    Jan 20 1919     Jan 20 1919        Volume 10 page 28. Stillborn and no name on death certificate indicating she was named after the fact.
                                                                               Parents: Oliver and Mamie Ethel Dalbotten (could be Jan 30th)
DALBOTTEN      OLIVER JR.                   Aug 21 1921     Aug 21 1921        Volume 3 page 394. Time of death: 4:00pm. Cause of death: premature birth and autopsy revealed he had a tresiapulmonary artery.
                                                                               Parents: Oliver and Mamie Ethel Dalbotten. (could be Aug 27th)
DOWNING        MORGAN L                     Jan 1828        Feb 27 1912        Rancher
FAUSET         CHRISTINA K                  Jun 15 1897     May 8 1946         Volume 15A page 442.  Born in Oregon Occupation: Housewife. Age: 48 years 10 months 23 days. Parents: Thomas and Anna Koreneke.
                                                                               Cause of death: Carcinoma of Cervix she had the condition for 2 years. Her husband was Carl Fauset
FAUSET         DELBERT E                    May 18 1926     Jan 3 1927         Volume 7 page 81. Parents: Carl and Christina Fauset Age: 7 months 15 days. Time of death: 3:00pm Cause of death: Bronchia pneumonia.
FAUSET         JUNE IRENE                   Jun 14 1921     Jun 23 1921
FAUSET         ROBERT THOMAS                Sep 23 1922     Jul 11 1941        Volume 5A page 547. Age: 18 years 9 months 8 days. Cause of death: Paralytic Ileus; he had the condition for 2 days
                                                                               He was spastic since birth. Parents: Carl and Christina Fauset
HALL           GEO B                        Dec 26 1828     Mar 23 1913
HALL           HELEN M.                     Jan 22 1839     Oct 30 1918
HANSEN         ASTRID                       1880            1940               Born in Norway
HENSCHEL       ALIVINE                      1870            1953
HENSCHEL       BERTHA MARY                  Oct 3 1912      May 21 1914        Volume 5 page 405 county records. Age: 1 year 6 months 22 days. Cause of death: meningitis. Parents: Leo and Alivia
                                                                               Tauske Henschel from Russia. (Could be Oct 29th)
HENSCHEL       EDNA                         1896            1963
HENSCHEL       FRED                         1899            1962
HENSCHEL       GEORGE                                       Aug 23 1915        Volume 6 page 303 county records. Age: 48 years occupation farmer. Born in Poland lived in CA for 3 years and 7 months.
                                                                               Cause of death: Tuberculosis  which he had for 5 years.
HOGLUND        PETER                        1846            1933               Written on the tombstone: PHIL 1:21
HOKANSON       GUSTAF                       1867            1959
JACOBSEN       THOMAS L                     Feb 14 1882     Oct 11 1916        Volume 8 page 140 county records.  Lived in CA for 9 years Age: 34 years 10 months and 4 days. Time of death: 4:00pm.
                                                                               Moved here from Norway. Parents: Thomas and Symmam (SP?) Jacobsen. Cause of death:
                                                                               Tuberculosis which he had for 4 years. (Could be Feb 8th)
JACOBSEN       THORVALD W                   May 9 1913      Dec 7 1913         Volume 5 page 265 county records. Cause of death: Cholera infantur. Age: 6 months 23 days. Parents: Thomas Jacobsen
                                                                               and Astrid Hansen. Written on tombstone: PS. 84.guds.fred. (Could be Dec 3rd).
JOHNSON        BEDA                         1873            1960
JOHNSON        JOHN                         1870            1914
K              E C                          1914            1932
KNUTSSON       KAROLINA                     Mar 15 1841     Dec 23 1917        Mother
KORENEKE       ANNA                         Jun 15 1865     Mar 23 1921        Volume 11 page 448 county records. Age: 65 years 9 months 8 days. Occupation: Housewife. Resided in CA for 17 years.
                                                                               Maiden name Schumacher. Cause of death: chronic interstitial nebhrites. She had acute parehchynatous nebhrites for 2 years.
                                                                                It was determined that she had this by a urine and physical exam. (Or 1855?)
KORENEKE       THOMAS                       Oct 2 1854      Jan 14 1927        Volume 7 page 95. Father of Christina Fauset. Aged 73 years 3 months 12 days. Cause of death:  Bronchia pneumonia following prostatectomy.
LARSON         ADELINE                      1898            1971
LARSON         ALBERT L                     1882            1955
LARSON         AUGUSTA                      1864            1948
LARSON         EDWARD                       1900            1962
LARSON         ERICK                        1841            1920
LARSON         JOHN A                       May 17 1884     Oct 15 1908        Volume B page 650. Age: 24 years. Occupation: Farmer. Cause of death: sarcoma of the left lung.
LONG           HEDDA ALIDA                  1882            1948
LONG           RALPH WALTER                 1880            1931
LUNDBERG       ELLEN                        1862            1942
McDANIEL       E A                          1863            1915
McDANIEL       O W                          1886            1913
MONSON         CHARLES                      1899            1920
MONSON         EMMA                         1974            1924
OLSON          INCRIND                      1856            1935
OLSON          MARTHA                       1867            1950
OSLUND         EDGAR L "KY"                 Aug 12 1896     Jul 20 1978        Written on the tombstone: "DON'T USE OR BORROW MY TOOLS”
OSLUND         JOHN                         1851            1922
OSLUND         MARY                         1860            1952
PALMQUIST      CHRISTINA                    1860            1919               Wife of John Palmquist. Mother of John C. Palmquist
PALMQUIST      JOHN C                       1894            1958               Son of John and Christina Palmquist. WORLD WAR I Veteran
PALMQUIST      JOHN                         1949            1932               Husband of Christina. Father of John C. Palmquist
PEYTON
RADINOFF       NIKITA                       Sept 1886       Apr 22 1929        Volume 17 page 202 county records. Occupation: Farmer. Wife: Oliana Radinoff.
                                                                               Father of Teofoil Radinoff. His name on the death certificate was Nick Louise Radionoff. Parents:
                                                                               Stephen and Martha Tubloff Radionoff.  Lived in CA for 9 years. An inquest and a jury ruling determined the cause of death.
                                                                               He died from a fractured skull due to being dragged by his horse on Trinity Avenue between Belmont and Olive.
RADINOFF       OLIANA                       1886            1956               On Teofoil's death certificate her name is spelled Olenana.
RADINOFF       TEOFOIL                      Feb 22 1917     Oct 1 1927         Volume 16 page 127 county records. He was Russian. Age: 10 years 7 months 9 days. Occupation: schoolboy.
                                                                               His name is spelled Teofel Radionoff on the death certificate. Cause of death: poisoning from the bite of a rattlesnake.
                                                                               Parents: Nikita and Oliana Radionoff.
SHONNESAN      GULBRAND                     Sep 29 1827     Apr 29 1914
SLAVEN         STUARD R                     1846            1911
SLAVEN         VERONA                       1891            1917
SORENSON       GUST                         Nov 22 1877     Sep 25 1912
SWANSON        ANNETTE                      1881            1960
SWANSON        JOSEPH                       1888            1959
TRUKKEN        MAGNUS A                     1885            1921
UHARRIET       TONY P                       Aug 20 1921     Jul 25 1982        PFC US Army
WALTER         JOHN                         Nov 23 1851     Feb 22 1915
WEATHERSON     BETTY                        1863            Jul 31 1922        Her death certificate is not at the Fresno Hall of Records.
WEATHERSON     JAMES HENRY                  Mar 3 1858      Sep 21 1915        Volume 7 page 10 county records.  Occupation: Rancher. (1859?) (1916?) Age: 57 years 6 months 18 days. Lived in CA for 6 years.
                                                                               Parents: Luke (from Scotland) and Nancy (from Ohio) Hridgeley Weatherso.  Autopsy shows cause of death as heart attack.
WILLIAMS       MABEL                        1874            1916
YOUNG          IDA W                        1862            1931
YOUNG          AUGUST J                     1859            1922