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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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Census

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Sioux Uprising

1881 Tornado

Wills and Probate

Website Updates:

SEPTEMBER 2017 Submitted by Robin Line
OBITS : Robert Loheyde, Burst Son, Fred Bluehm, John Garrioch
MARRIAGES : Burmeister-Toltz, Geisinger-Garbrecht, Anton-Klingler, Berg-Lester, Schuster-Biebl
PEOPLE: J. L. Koll
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. W. H. Gieseke

JULY 2017
OBITS : Henry Brown, Annie Kissner, TImothy Toomy, Bertha Becker, Mrs. Steinmetz, Son of August Stock, Lydia Torrey, Son of Louis Olson, Child of Nic Roberts, Schmidt Boy, Child of F. M. Whitney, Son of Chas. Widel, Ole Oleson Suborn, Mrs. Carl Nagel, submitted by Robin Line
OBITS : Marie Schmitt, submitted by Sandie Schwarz
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1892-New Homes for Wellcome, Knudson, Zieske, Jensen and Foster
NEWS-BUSINESSES: Schmid's Elevator
NEWS-FIRES/CALAMITIES: 1899-Fatal Fire-August Bergen
PEOPLE: H. A. and E. C. Vogelpohl
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Dave McCollough, David Beetle

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

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Nicollet County (northeast)
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Redwood County (west)
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