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Brown County Courthouse built in 1891
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County Information

Organized February 20 1855

The county was named for pioneer Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.

County Seat
New Ulm


Townships: Cities

 Albin Township
Bashaw Township
Burnstown Township
Cottonwood Township
Eden Township
Home Township
Lake Hanska Township
Leavenworth Township

 Linden Township
Milford Township
Mulligan Township
North Star Township
Prairieville Township
Sigel Township
Stark Township
Stately Township

Cobden
Comfrey
(extends into Cottonwood Co.)
Evan
Hanska
New Ulm
Sleepy Eye
Springfield


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Sioux Uprising

1881 Tornado

Wills and Probate

Website Updates:

APRIL 2017
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
OFFICIALS: 1878 County Officials
OFFICIALS: Individual News Items - William J. Julius, Louis G. Vogel
OBITS : Anton Manderfeld
Contributed by Robin Line:
OBITS : George Maier, Battick Infant, Mrs. Alvin Harmening
BIRTHS : Wiesner Son
MARRIAGES : Helling-Ouren
PEOPLE: William Schultz, A. J. Alwin, Anton Gag, Charles Bloom, Mrs. Wenzel Sittauer, A. G. Anderson, Mamie Herzog, August Windhorn, Fred Just, Andrew Johnson, Herman Bellm, W. L. Key, Fred Krambeer, William Pfeiffer, Henry Goede, Hjalmer Hoidale
NEWS-BIRTHDAYS/ANNIVERSARIES: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Hein
NEWS-BITS: Wilkinson, Schilling, Eder, Hippert, Robertson, Peterson, Henle, Vercoe, Manning, TenBroeck
NEWS-BUSINESSES: W. R. Hodges-Sleepy Eye Herald
SCHOOLS : General News - 1906-Spelling Bee, 1906-E. T. Critchett
SCHOOLS : Individual Students & Teachers-Nellie Russell, Grace Pickle, Alfred Maidl, Henry Domeier, Theresa Sturm
NEWS-CRIME: George Helget
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Mrs. Johnson, E. A. Pfefferle, Irene Baker
NEWS-VISIT: William Garrioch

MARCH 2017
OBITS : Theodore L. Precht, Mrs. Wm. Windhorn
NEWS-BITS: Additional 50 bits.
Contributed by Robin Line:
BIRTHS : Eckstein Daughter
OBITS : Dingier Infant, John Clausen, William Permantjen, Lindeman Child, Paul Drusch, Otto Gebhardt, Hanschen Child, Augusta Wendt, Frank Wallin, Ayers Hall
PEOPLE: Rev. Lobabirth
SCHOOLS : 1879-School Meeting
MARRIAGES : Seifert-Damply, Keller-Arnold
NEWS-CRIME: Alf Henning, Jul. Michaelson and Jack Irving
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1909-Eight mile long ditch, 1879-The New Farmer
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Bickelhaupt Boy
NEWS-BITS: Anderson, Arnold, Schaumburg, Fecker, Emmerich, Franz, Trautmann, Lind, Goodnow, Strickler

FEBRUARY 2017
OBITS : Nickolas Schmitt, submitted by Sandie Schwarz
CEMETERIES: Carl Schmitt, Frank J. Schmitt, Marie Schmitt, William Henry Schmitt , submitted by Sandie Schwarz
UPRISING-STORIES: Zimmerman & Tischer
UPRISING-BATTLES: Attack on New Ulm
OBITS : Morris Grotta, Mrs. Froemming, Fred Gley, Sr., Henry Goede - submitted by Robin Line

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Nicollet County (northeast)
Blue Earth County (southeast)
Watonwan County (south)
Cottonwood County (southwest)
Redwood County (west)
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