Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery
 
Fresno, Fresno County, California
 
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 Molakan 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.
 
Contact information
Lee Nave
leenave@earthlink.net
 
LAST NAME      FIRST AND MIDDLE NAME DATE OF BIRTH   DATE OF DEATH    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 
ADOLPHSON      AUGUST                1885            1930
 
ADOLPHSON      EDITH VICTORA         1891            1933
PEYTON
 
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 on page 28. She was stillborn and there was
                                     (Jan. 30?)      (Jan. 30?)       no name on the death certificate, indicating she was named
                                                                      after the fact.  Parents: Oliver and Mamie Ethel Dalbotten
                                 
DALBOTTEN      OLIVER JR.            Aug 21 1921     Aug 21 1921      Volume 3 on page 394. Time of death: 4:00pm  Cause of death: premature
                                                     (Aug. 27?)       birth and autopsy revealed he had a tresiapulmonary artery. 
                                                                      Parents: Oliver and Mamie Ethel Dalbotten.
 
DOWNING        MORGAN L              Jan 1828        Feb 27 1912      Rancher
 
FAUSET         CHRISTINA K.          Jun 15 1897     May 8 1946       Volume 15A on page 442.  Born in Oregon Occupation: Housewife.
                                                                      Age: 48 years, 10 months, and 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         ROBERT THOMAS         Sep 23 1922     Jul 11 1941      Volume 5A on page 547.  Age: 18 years, 9 months, and 8 days.
                                                                      Cause of death: Paralytic Ileus; he had the condition for 2 days.
                                                                      He was spastic since birth.  Parents: Carl and Christina Fauset
 
FAUSET         JUNE IRENE            Jun 14 1921     Jun 23 1921       
 
FAUSET         DELBERT E             May 18 1926     Jan 3 1927       Volume 7 on page 81. Parents: Carl and Christina Fauset
                                                                      Age: 7 months, 15 days. Time of death: 3:00pm
                                                                      Cause of death: Bronchia pneumonia
 
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 on page 405, county records.
                                     (Oct 29?)                        Age: 1 year, 6 months, 22 days.  Cause of death: meningitis. 
                                                                      Parents: Leo and Alivia Tauske Henschel from Russia. 
 
HENSCHEL       EDNA                  1896            1963
 
HENSCHEL       FRED                  1899            1962
 
HENSCHEL       GEORGE                                Aug 23 1915      Volume 6 on 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 on page 140, county records.  Lived in CA for 9 years
                                     (Feb 8?)                         Age:  34 years, 10 months, and 4 days.  Time of death: 4:00pm 
                                                                      having moved here from Norway. 
                                                                      Parents: Thomas and Symmam (SP?) Jacobsen. 
                                                                      Cause of death: Tuberculosis, which he had for 4 years.
 
JACOBSEN       THORVALD W            May 9 1913      Dec 7 1913       Volume 5 on page 265, county records.  Cause of death: Cholera infanturm  
                                                     (Dec 3?)         Age: 6 months, 23 days Parents: Thomas Jacobsen and Astrid Hansen
                                                                      Written on tombstone: PS. 84.guds.fred
 
JOHNSON        JOHN                  1870            1914
 
JOHNSON        BEDA                  1873            1960
 
K              E C                   1914            1932
 
KNUTSSON       KAROLINA              Mar 15 1841     Dec 23 1917      Mother
 
KORENEKE       THOMAS                Oct 2 1854      Jan 14 1927      Volume 7 on page 95.  Father of Christina Fauset.
                                                                      Aged 73 years, 3 months, 12 days.   
                                                                      Cause of death:  Bronchia pneumonia following prostatectomy.                                                             
 
KORENEKE       ANNA                  Jun 15 1865     Mar 23 1921      Volume 11 on page 448, county records.  Age: 65 years, 9 months, 8 days. 
                                         (1855?)                      Occupation: Housewife  Resided in CA for 17 years.                                                                            
                                                                      Her maiden name was 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.
 
LARSON         ADELINE               1898            1971
 
LARSON         EDWARD                1900            1962
 
LARSON         JOHN A                May 17 1884     Oct 15 1908      Volume B on page 650.
                                                                      Age: 24 years  Occupation: Farmer
                                                                      Cause of death: rascomo of the left lung 
 
LARSON         ALBERT L              1882            1955
 
LARSON         AUGUSTA               1864            1948 
 
LARSON         ERICK                 1841            1920
 
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         EMMA                  1974            1924
 
MONSON         CHARLES               1899            1920
 
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         MARY                  1860            1952             
 
OSLUND         JOHN                  1851            1922
 
PALMQUIST      CHRISTINA             1860            1919             Wife of John Palmquist, Mother of John C. Palmquist
 
PALMQUIST      JOHN                  1949            1932             Husband of Christina, Father of John C. Palmquist
 
PALMQUIST      JOHN C                1894            1958             Son of John and Christina Palmquist, WORLD WAR I Veteran
 
RADINOFF       OLIANA                1886            1956             On Teofoil's death certificate her name is spelled Olenana.
 
RADINOFF       NIKITA                Sept 1886       Apr 22 1929      Volume 17 on 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       TEOFOIL               Feb 22 1917     Oct 1 1927       Volume 16 on 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     JAMES HENRY           Mar 3 1858      Sep 21 1915      Volume 7 on 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 Weatherson
                                                                      Autopsy showing the cause of death as a heart attack. 
 
WEATHERSON     BETTY                 1863            Jul 31 1922      Her death certificate is not at the Fresno Hall of Records.                                                                              WORLD WAR II
 
WILLIAMS       MABEL                 1874            1916
 
YOUNG          IDA W                 1862            1931
 
YOUNG          AUGUST J              1859            1922
 
               CLARICE               1917            1917
 
               H J                   1905            1924
 
               HARRY                                 1918
 
               M R                   1909            1910
 
               MAXINE                1921            1922
 
               N A
 
               R A
 
               SCOTT                 1921            1922