Anoka County Minnesota Genealogy and History

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David Adley
[Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) April 8, 1885, page 3; submitted by Robin Line]
David Adley of Columbus, purchases the Wm. Crane property near Oakwood Cemetery.

Mary Beeson
Source: Bismarck Weekly Tribune (ND) April 26, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

It is a pleasure to note that with all the distressing and unlooked-for contingencies which harass the general government, the commendable and untiring activity of the postoffice department under General Wilson is being continued, and that Mary Beeson has just been appointed postmistress at Centerville, Minn.

Carl Bislow
Source: The Fort Wayne News (IN) August 9, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A "tom" turkey owned by Carl Bislow, a farmer living near Centerville, Minn., displayed unmistakable tendencies to "sit." Efforts to dislodge him failed, so the family determined to test his sincerity by placing a complement of duck eggs under him. Tom proved faithful to his trust, and a few days ago came off the nest followed by a brood of sixteen ducklings. Tom is an ordinary bronze turkey gobbler, weighing about twenty pounds, and was a year old last fall.

J. J. Bowen
Source: The Wichita Daily Eagle (KS) November 13, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
J. J. Bowen of Centerville, Minn., a former Oklahoman, has bequeathed the Epworth University library at Oklahoma City a thousand volumes.

Samuel Hulett
Source: Critic-Record (Washington DC) Friday, February 16, 1872; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

At Anoka, Minn., Edward Silver, a young lad about 16 years of age, struck Samuel Hulett on the head with a goad stick a few days ago, from the effects of which he is a raving maniac.

Horace Hupschin
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) August 7, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Man In Basement Holds Anoka Citizens At Bay.
Firemen FLood Building, but Stranger Stands With Arms Above Water and Shoots.

ANOKA, Minn., Aug. 6. - An unidentified man, believed to be insane, barricaded himself in the basement of Horace Hupschin's barber shop here early tonight and at midnight was holding the entire town at bay. For four hours the fire department has been pouring a stream of water in the cellar in an effort to dislodge the stranger, and every move to induce the man to come out was answered with a bullet from a revolver. Chief of Police Foley was wounded in the head by a bullet fired from the basement.

Early in the afternoon the man appeared at the barber shop and secured a shave and haircut, after which he said he was tired and asked permission to remain. He sat in the shop until closing time, when Hupschin requested him to leave. He refused to go and sought refuge in the basement, severely wounding Foley, who was called to eject him.

Although the firemen filled the basement nearly full of water the stranger stood on the steps with his head and arms above water, and continued to shoot at the officers.

George Hyatt
Source: Daily Capital Journal (Salem, OR) March 19, 1919; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
George Hyatt, Respected Citizen, Confesses To Bank Robbery.

Minneapolis, Mar. 19. - Here's the double role played for the last ten years by George Hyatt, according to his alleged confession:
In Daylight, a printer, deacon in the church, Sunday school and popular model for the boys of Anoka, Minn.

At Night - bank robber, stickup man, porch climber and all around efficient burglar.

Hyatt is in the Hennepin county jail awaiting arraignment on a charge of attempting to rob the Champlin, Minn., State bank, last week, and beating Miss Hazel Flynn, cashier, until she was unconscious. The girl is still in a precarious condition.

Hyatt's assistant, he told County Attorney William N. Nash, was a 15 year old boy - son of an Anoka minister, of another church than the one to which Hyatt catered. The boy went with Hyatt on practically all expeditions and shared the loot. He was lookout when Hyatt entered the Champlin bank last week in his home guard uniform and demanded that Miss Flynn open the vault.

Authorities today took a wagon load of loot from Hyatt's home to distribute among residents. He has confessed police say, to large numbers of robberies and attempted holdups and also to arson, having burned a home to destroy evidence of looting.

Mrs. Johnson
Source: San Francisco Bulletin (San Francisco, CA) Saturday, January 25, 1873; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Johnson has beaten a one-legged soldier and two other females in a lively contest for the post-office at Anoka, Minn.

Anterne Lamott
Source: The Chanute Daily Tribune (KS) August 15, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The explosion of a threshing machine boiler on Anterne Lamott's farm, west of Centerville, Minn., killed Joseph Carter, owner of the outfit, and his son Julius. Three of the men were injured, two fatally.

William Mogle
[Source: Daily Constitution (Middletown, CT) Saturday, April 8, 1876; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]

The innocence and childlike simplicity of some people is shown by the story described in an Anoka (Minn.) paper, as follows: As William Mogle, of this city, was on his way to Minneapolis he overtook a man from Hennepin county with a load of hay on which were two larged sized women. A short distance this side of Minneapolis the hay man stopped his team, and Mr. Moble observed that he was vigorously digging a hole in the hay. Mr. Mogle drove on and passed him, and on looking back the women were no longer visible. The two teams entered Minneapolis about the same time, the load of hay was driven at once on the scales, weighed, and as the driver had turned a corner the women emerged from their retreat. Somebody paid for those women at the rate of $10 per ton.

Daniel Ropping
Source: Holmes County Farmer (Millersburg, OH) June 18, 1863
GREAT LOSS OF SHEEP. - We are informed that Mr. Daniel Roping of this place has lost four hundred sheep out of a flock of six hundred since last fall. The disease which attacked these sheep and produced this great mortality, is supposed to have been caused in the fall by turning them into damp meadow land, where they filled themselves with frozen grass. It can be accounted for in no other way, as there are several thousand sheep kept in their neighborhood by different individuals, and they have done exceedingly well, the loss on an average not being more than one to the hundred. From this we must infer that sheep require dry land for pasturage. - Anoka (Minn.) Republican.

Fred Stanke
Source: The Indianapolis News (IN) March 15, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Fred Starke, of Centerville, Minn., was killed in a poker game Monday.

Source: The Daily Review (Decatur, IL) March 15, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Fred Stanke was shot and fatally wounded at Centerville, Minn., by Lewis Klichli during a game of poker.

Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) March 20, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Special to the Globe.
CENTERVILLE, Minn., March 19.-Fred Stanke, the man shot by Kichlil a week ago tonight, is still very low, and there are but slight chances for his recovery, although he now has some feeling in his feet. The report that Stanke was out with loose women, drinking, playing cards and training for a prize fight, is erroneous. He went into the saloon to look after his partner, and while there was shot.

Source: The Sedalia Democrat (MO) April 2, 1893; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A shooting scrape occurred at Centerville, Minn., the other morning, over a poker game which will result in the death of Fred Stauke, a bartender, who attempted to cash by force some checks of his employer, who was playing. The proprietor of the house had left his son, Louis Krichli, in charge temporarily, instructing him not to cash any checks until his return. In carrying out his orders he shot Sauke. [sic.]

James Stocking
Source: The Argus (Caledonia, Houston, MN), December 30, 1893, page 1; submitted by Robin Line
The residence of James Stocking, of Anoka, was entered by burglars. They took all the valuables at hand.

Alfred Whitten
Source:Critic-Record (Washington DC) Thursday, October 3, 1872 ; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A Mr. Alfred Whitten, an old resident of Anoka, Minn., secreted three hundred dollars in a rye bin in his barn and upon looking at the pile a few days ago, found all the money destroyed by the mice. He makes his deposits in another quarter now.

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