Blue Earth County, Minnesota

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Created: March 5, 1853 from portions of Dakota County and free territory.
Named For: the Blue Earth River.
County Seat: Mankato

The area of Blue Earth County was once known as the "Big Woods" and was occupied by the Dakota Indians. It was started by a French explorer, Pierre-Charles Le Sueur, who was one of the first white people in the area, arriving at the point where the Minnesota and Blue Earth rivers meet. There, he made an unsuccessful attempt to mine copper from the blue earth found in the area. The area remained under French control until 1803, when it passed to the United States by the Louisiana Purchase.
[source: wikipedia]

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SEPTEMBER 2018
BIOS: Jeremiah Simeon Young, William Young
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1884 List of Notaries Public in Commission
MARRIAGES: News-Paulson-Gunderson submitted by Robin Line
MARRIAGES: County Records - 1865

MARCH 2018
OBITS: Evans child, Mr. J. G. Fowler, Frederick Arndt
NEWS-BIRTHDAY/ANNIVERSARY: Mr. and Mrs. George Doty
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Doty Son
WILLS: Inheritance Tax-Bainey, Denber, Fletcher, Fowler, Hawnson, Heller, Jones, Pomerenke, Pommerenke, Roberts, Shepard, Swearington, Thomas
OBITS: Mrs. William (Mariah) Homuth Transcribed by J. Alberti

JANUARY 2018
MILITARY: soldiers-George Lundberg, Charles E. Wise, Arthur Johnson, Harry H. Crandall
MILITARY: WWI casualty news - Walter W. Looft
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
OFFICIALS: News-John W. Schmitt, J. W. Schmidt, James Farley
OFFICIALS: Rosters-1878 County Officials
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OBITS: Almon Chilson, Oline Strand, Catlins Girl
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