I don't know of any On-Line databases for Isanti County cemeteries. The Isanti County Historical Society [http://www.ichs.ws/
] does have transcription records for quite a few of the cemeteries, but I don''t think Rice Lake is one of them.
I was told that the ROCK-MANKIE funeral home in Braham has all of the Rice Lake cemetery records. (320) 396-2121, 120 Broadway Ave S, Braham, MN 55006 - http://www.rock-mankie.com/
Braham has a web page with a link for high school alumni, you could check there for school info:http://www.braham.com/
This is some of the information I have about Rice Lake Cemetery from my files:
Rice Lake Cemetery
aka: Braham Lutheran Cemetery and Rice Lake Lutheran Cemetery
OLDEST STONE:Johan D. SMITH (16 Jan 1864-19 Sept 1883), earliest burials were in 1880: Marie O. OLSON in Sept and Ida C. LOFGREN in Oct.
LATITUDE:45Âº 43â€™41â€ (454341N / 45.728ÂºN)
LONGITUDE: 93Âº 13â€™ 04â€ (0931304W / 93.218ÂºW)
TOWNSHIP/RANGE/SECTION: 037 / 23 / 04 NENW
DIRECTIONS: ** From Highway 95 in Cambridge, head north on Highway 65 for about 11 miles. Turn right (east) on County Road 4 (Rice Lake Road NE - Braham exit). The cemetery is on the north side of the road.
* On Cty Rd 4 between 24 & 36 northwest of Braham, east of Rice Lake.
* Located just east of Highway 65 on County Road 4.
* From Braham West 2.5 miles on County Road 4.
* From the Church History Book ~ 1969: â€œWhen Rice Lake Church property was originally purchased, alsmost 40 acres were set aside for the church cemetery. In 1907 the grounds were systematically plotted with the help of Pastor RENIUS. It is renowned as a most beautiful rural cemetery and credit for this must be given to our foresighted members who at an early date established perpetual care and other governing regulations. In recent years the late Edwin JOHNSON, and his brother Elmer contributed toward its beauty as caretakers and it is now ably cared for by John SPLETTSTOESSER. In 1958 Edwin Johnson was given recognition for his twenty years of faithful service. Memorial services are held each June when the peonies are at the height of their bloom The earliest burial recorded were in 1880. Marie O. OLSON was laid to rest in September and Ida C. LOFGREN in October. Nels PERSON and Karl WALQUIST are registered earlier in the book, but no dates are available. There have been 897 burials through April 28, 1969.â€
*From â€œIsanti County Minnesota, an Illustrated Historyâ€ by Vernon Bergstrom & Marilyn McGriff. c1985. (church history): BRAHAM EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH - Organized in 1879 at Rice Lake, west of Braham. Moved to Braham in 1899 and built a chapel the following year. A larger church was built in 1907. It was destroyed by fire due to lightening in September 1985. Congregation merged with the one at Rice Lake in 1932. // RICE LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH - Forerunner of the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church. Organized in 1879 at site of Rice Lake Cemetery just west of Braham. Continued as a separate congregation until 1932 when it merged with the Braham congregation. Marker in cemetery commemorates the church.
* From â€œA Guide to Swedish Sites in Kanabec and Isanti Countiesâ€ text by Marilyn McGriff 1996.: RICE LAKE CEMETERY - Known for its beautiful display of peonies in June, this cemetery is the site of the former Rice Lake Lutheran Church, a forerunner of the Lutheran church in Braham. A marker in the cemetery commemorates the church, which was organized by Swedish immigrants in 1879. In 1932, it merged with the larger Braham congregation. Located just east of Highway 65 on County Road 4.