Minnesota’s state archaeologist is investigating the disappearance of a pioneer cemetery near Herman.
Scott Anfinson says he used Department of Natural Resources aerial photos and satellite mapping to confirm that the Boerner family cemetery was gone.
So it looks like some persons unknown had removed trees and many/all(?) of the headstones for reasons unknown. No word on how recently this may have happened though. This is a fairly significant problem these days as various construction activities on formerly private land will be affecting either known or unknown family and other private cemeteries. Frankly, it’s an area I’d like to get more into.