Lappe Cemetery
Old Lappe - Lutheran Church - Cemetery
Gorham Cemetery
Located on the west side of Dog Lake Road about 1/2 mile north of the Lappe Church in Gorham township.
It appears to be maintained but unknown if it is still being used, the last burial being in 1996.

There are a number of wooden headstones and the writing is almost unreadable on some of them.
There appears to be more burials from the ground impressions but unknown who they are at this time.
It appears, from some of the obituaries that this cemetery was also called Gorham cemetery

Special Thanks to Lisa Klymenko for photographing the headstones & Natalia Kontio for help in transcribing the headstones

Thunder Bay Public Library - Newspaper References:
(CJ) - Chronicle Journal - (FWDTJ) Fort William Daily Times Journal - (PANC) Port Arthur News Chronicle

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Last updated Apr 2020


Eira?, Kerttu
Aug? 12? Or 2? 1856? Kotka? (city?) Died June ??? 1878 or 1918 - Natalia & Lisa

Hanson, Ellen Jan 20, 1940 age 29

Heinaaho, Kalle
1876 - Dec 5, 1937

Waino Heina-Aho
1916 - 1996
Possible match? TBCJ – Aho, Vieno (Mrs) d. July 27, 1996 - Lisa


Heinaaho, Waino (Heino-Aho)1916 - 1996
Heino-Aho, Lily May 31 - July 15, 1932 d/o Walter & Bertha

Inkinen, Axel John 1899 - Apr 7, 1946

Inkinen, Charles 1938 - Feb 12, 1938

Inkinen, Helena 1870 - Oct 19, 1941

Inkinen, John Mar 6, 1867 - June 19, 1936

Inkinen, Tynne 1911 - 1911

Jarvi, Hilma
1878 - 1949

Jarvi, John Victor
1872 - Feb 3, 1935

Kaki, Antti
18.11.1884 - 11.06.1942 (Nov 18, 1884 – June 11, 1942)
Kallinen, Hemmi
1884 - 1942

Kallinen, Hilja
1884 - Nov 1, 1940

Koski, Signe Violet
July 29, 1920 - May 24, 1924
Kuhmo, Edla
1878 – June 23, 1958

Kuhmo, John
1874 – Nov 4, 1945

Kuusisto, Hilia
03.12.1907 - 05.10.1936 (Dec 3, 1907 - Oct 5, 1936)

Kylander, Sven Hjalmar
Apr 21, 1922 - June 2, 1922

Laasanen, Peter 1882 - Jan 28, 1934


Perala, D.
19.09.1859 - 1927
2nd photo courtesy of JFLH
This one is hard to read... Here rest L...m....? or S.....m....? can't read last name, born Sep 19, 1859,
died 1927 but can't see date, at the time of death she was 68 years 5 month? ...?days old. - Natalia

Identified & updated Mar 5, 2017

Pouti/Pontainen, Taimi Sanelma
Aug 27, 1911 - Dec 15, 1930
Pursianen, Jussi/John Adolf
1877 - Dec 2, 1941

Pursianen, Ulla
1883 - Oct 8, 1965

Ranta, Arvi Emil
1903 - July 8, 1948

Ranta, Risto
1927 - 1951

Ranta, Edla Wilhelmiina (Kylander)
1851 – Sept 23, 1926
Ranta, Einari Charles
1899 - Apr 15, 1945
Ranta, “Muumu” Katriina Ester
May 9, 1876 – Aug 19, 1908

Ranta, "Vaari" Kalle
1867 - Dec 6, 1950


Ranta, "Muumu" Katriina Esther
09.05.1876 - 19.08.1908
May 9, 1876 – Aug 19, 1908
From the province of Vaasa Died in Gorham - Natalia & Lisa

2nd photo courtesy of JFLH


Rauhala, Ellen Maria
20.07.1897 - 23.06.1921 (July 20, 1897 – June 23, 1921)

2nd photo courtesy of JFLH


Rauhala, Karl Herman Aug 17, 1870 - July 6, 1928

Wirtanen, Alexander Dec 13, 1863 - Aug 30, 1920
Wirtanen, Waino Albert 19-03-1918 - 22.04.1919 - (Mar 19, 1918 - Apr 22, 1919)

Possible Match - that stone hard to read, but I see : here rest ...?...(cant read name then) son again name cant read, born ?
Nov, 1863, died on Aug 30, 1920. ....?.. son Wäinö ....? born June10?, 1918, died Apr 22, 1919. Name start
with W or V and last name start with Kar... - Natalia

2nd photo courtesy of JFLH

**Wooden marker name unreadable 1908-1917

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