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The LUNDs in the Eketahuna, Norsewood, Pahiatua cemeteries

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Taken from 'Eketahuna Township - Its Beginnings' by Peter Best
... Those who first settled in Eketahuna were mostly Swedish. They arrived in Wellington on the 'Forfarshire' on 4th March 1873 and, after a brief period of rest at the immigration barracks, made their way over the Rimutakas to Kopuaranga north of Masterton, where a camp had been established by earlier Scandinavian arrivals. These were mostly Norwegian, Danish and some Germans. Living conditions in this temporary accommodation were crowded, primitive and unhygienic but there they had to stay since their promised new home at the Eketahuna Block, some 35 kilometres north, had not been surveyed

It was in October 1873 that four of these hardy God-fearing Lutheran immigrants, Nis Lund and Anders Olsen, each with wife and child, Berndt Syversen with wife and three children and Anders Andersen without his wife who had remained behind at Kopuaranga as she was expecting a child, made their way to Waiwaka, three kilometres south of the present township ...

The LUNDs at Eketahuna, Norsewood, Pahiatua cemeteries

Alfred Lund 1882-1916
- son of Ole & Ingaborg Marie Lund
- buried Norsewood

Alfred William Osborn Lund 1917-1940
- son of Olaf & Isabella (nee Osborn) Lund
- lived in Marima, Pahiatua
- buried Mangatainoka
his headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Alfred William Osborn
who died Dec. 29, 1940, aged 23
Beloved son of Olaf & Isabella Lund
"Thy will be done"

Ann Maria Lund 1858-1880
- buried Mangaoranga (transferred from private cemetery on order of Col Secretary)

Inga Matilda Lund 1889-1967
- daughter of Ole Lund (see inscription below)
- buried Norsewood

Ingaborg Marie Lund 1842-1928
- wife of Ole Lund (see inscription below)
- buried Norsewood

Isabella Margaret (nee Osborn) Lund 1878-1954
- wife of Olaf Lund
- buried Mangatainoka

Jean Osborn Lund 1912-1915
- daughter of Olaf & Isabella
- lived in Marima, Pahiatua
- buried Mangatianoka
headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Jean Osborn Lund
beloved daughter of
Isabella & Olaf Lund
died Oct. 23, 1916, aged 3 years
"Safely safely gathered in far from sorrow, far from sin, God himself the soul will keep, giving His beloved sleep"

Jean Lund 1917-2009
- wife of Trevor Osborn Lund
- lived at Waireka Home, Halls Rd, Pahiatua
- buried Mangatainoka
headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Trevor Osborn
loved husband of Jean
8th Nov. 1998, aged 84.
Jean loved wife of Trevor
15th July 2009, aged 92.
Loved father, loved mother of Rex, Graham, Elaine, Marie & Meryl. Sadly missed.

John Edward Lund 1881-1946
- son of Ole Olsen & Ingaborg Marie Lund
- served in the Boer & WWI wars
- buried Norsewood

Nis Lund 1836-1927
- lived in Newman, Eketahuna
- buried Mangaoranga

Olaf Lund 1873-1950
- husband of Isabella Margaret (nee Osborn)
- lived in Palmerston North
- buried Mangatainoka
headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Olaf, beloved husband of Isabella Margaret Lund
died 24th Sep. 1950, aged 77 years
And his beloved wife Isabella Margaret Lund
died 28th Dec. 1954, aged 75 years.
At rest.

Ole Olsen Lund 1843-1925
- buried Norsewood
headstone reads:
died 26 January 1925 aged 82 years
deeply regretted
also Ingaborg Marie
beloved wife of above
died 16 October 1928 aged 86 years
also their beloved son Alfred
killed in Action in France
died 30 December 1916 aged 34 years
also their beloved son William
killed in Action in France
20 July 1916 aged 28 years
Inga Matilda LUND passed away 15 May 1967
aged 78 years
... There is a plaque also, inscription reads:
Lund, in loving memory of
Maurice 1909 - 1991
Margaret 1911 - 1944
Dearly loved parents of Coreen, Shirley, Roger, and Warren.

Trevor Rex Lund 1940-1941
- son of Trevor & Jean Lund
- lived in Feilding
- buried Mangatainoka
headstone reads:
In loving memory of
Trevor Rex,
dearly loved son of Trevor & Jean Lund
died 4th Feb. 1941, aged 9 months

Trevor Osborn Lund 1914-1998
- lived at 12 Totara Place, Pahiatua
- husband of Jean above
- buried Mangatainoka

William Lund 1888-1916
- son of Ole & Ingaborg Marie Lund

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