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Benton County, Minnesota


Wills and Probate Notices

Source: Cincinnati Daily Gazette (Cincinnati, OH) Friday, May 14, 1869; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

It will be remembered that "Hole-in-the-day," the Chippewa chief who died a year ago, was said to have left an estate of some two millions. Then we heard how his white wife, whom he had married at Washington, was asking for work in a kitchen at Minneapolis. The administrator of Hole-in-the-day's estate publishes in the last number of the Sauk Rapids (Minn.) Sentinel, a list of the property for sale, which is a follows:

"One box stove, one parlor stove, one pair bob sleighs, one grindstone, lot of stove pipe, one buggy, one horse, four colts, one ox yoke, one two-seated cutter, one single-horse cutter, one two-horse wagon, lot of old harness, two strings of bells, one tent, one single harness, a lot of scythes, snaths and hayforks, and articles too numerous to mention."

There is another romantic story spoiled by the truth.

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