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Ghosttowns.com
08-24-2003, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by Roy(MN)

: Has anyone ever heard of the ghost town of Weme Minnesota? We came across it back in the late 70's while snowmobiling and all that was left was the general store that had been burnt to the point that it was unsafe to enter. The farmer that owned the property told us that he was going to burn it down the rest of the way to avoid any kids getting hurt. I am looking for any info on the history of this town. I remember it was on a gravel road and was located on a curve in the road. Thanks

Ghosttowns.com
11-11-2003, 02:12 AM
Originally posted by Anitha bennet

: : Has anyone ever heard of the ghost town of Weme Minnesota? We came across it back in the late 70's while snowmobiling and all that was left was the general store that had been burnt to the point that it was unsafe to enter. The farmer that owned the property told us that he was going to burn it down the rest of the way to avoid any kids getting hurt. I am looking for any info on the history of this town. I remember it was on a gravel road and was located on a curve in the road. Thanks

staasen
05-02-2004, 12:54 PM
My dad grew up a quarter mile north of Weme. My Grandfather owned the 160 acres abutting the north side of Weme. It was a viable little town - had a creamery and a store. I remember as a kid back in the early '60's walking to the store to get some candy. We go back to visit every year and all that is left there now is a plaque and a picnic table at the site of the store - and lots of fond memories!

Vicki Nakamura
01-07-2010, 01:29 PM
My grandparents lived on a farm just up the hill from the old grocery store - my parents live there now. My dad helped build the little park where the store once stood. I remember going there a kid when Bauman's owned it to get candy.

larrylightfoot
08-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Weme might have been larger at one time, however it was very small when I lived there from 1964 to 1968. I lived in the house across from the Weme store. When my folks, my brother and myself moved in the store was vacant. A very nice man whose first name was Sigmund lived in a small house connected to the store. He went by just Sig. He was a widower as he had lost his wife in a haying accident. My parents opened the store for a short time but closed due to the lack of business. Glenn Walker lived a short ways up the road where my brother and I worked occasionally. Erik and Alma Berg lived further up the road. It had always been a dirt road and probably still is. There were no other families in that immediate area . My Grandma, Selma Solberg often came down to take care of my brother and me. Her sister and husband lived a short distance from Weme. Don and Shirley Lee lived across the paved road from Weme and Don would often come down in the dead of winter with his Cat. and cleared the roads for everyone out of the goodness of his heart. My brother and I went to Clearbrook High. My brother graduated in1966 and I graduated in 1968.

roger oldenkamp
04-02-2017, 04:45 AM
My dad grew up a quarter mile north of Weme. My Grandfather owned the 160 acres abutting the north side of Weme. It was a viable little town - had a creamery and a store. I remember as a kid back in the early '60's walking to the store to get some candy. We go back to visit every year and all that is left there now is a plaque and a picnic table at the site of the store - and lots of fond memories!
I may be wrong, but I believe that my grandfather, Sigurd Lund was the last person to have lived in the Weme story building. He lived there for approx. 5 years until he became sick and moved to a nursing home in Fosston. He lived there in the late 1960's, in the little house attached to the store. It would be hard to believe anybody would have lived there after that time. Our family used to visit him there twice a year in Weme. He had tremendous neighbors right across the street. I do not remember their names, but they were exceptional people. Our remaining family came back to visit Weme and to attend the Fosston All School Reunion in I believe 2003. My grandfather and grandmother (Elsie Lund) had a small farm in Queen Township and raised 6 children, including my mother Cecelia Lund. All attended the Queen Township Country School and Fosston High School. I remember the creamery and buying candy/ice cream from the store in the 50's. My grandfather and grandmother are both buried in a tiny country cemetery not far from Weme. I look forward to going back again sometime. The memories are priceless.

Roger Lund Oldenkamp