Lost piece of history is uncovered at cemetery



The Cornell Cemetery is full of history

By Ginna Young

The Cornell Cemetery is full of history, including a lost, but not forgotten, founder. Julia Rolette Brunet was an early pioneer of the Brunet Falls area, now known as Cornell.

Brunet died in 1877, and was buried in the Pioneer Cemetery near the Chippewa River. Her grave was later moved to the current Cornell Cemetery and was listed on the 1991 index.

However, the 2016 index did not list Brunet. Former Cornell resident Mary (Flood) Carlson wasn’t content to let history rest and began a search to find the missing grave.

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See Thursday, May 16, 2019, issue of the Courier Sentinel for more of this story. 

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