Brown County Courthouse built in 1891
photo by mkkrogman 2016
Organized: February 20 1855
County Seat: New Ulm
The county was named for pioneer Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.
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BIRTHS : Dirks Daughter
COURT : Rolwes vs. Mack
MARRIAGES: News - Sauer-Wilken, Kalb-Filzen, Moebus-Hoyer, Kretsch-Berg, Gag-Biebel
MARRIAGES: County Records - 1857-1859
NEWS-BUSINESSES : Lind & Hagberg, Charles Arhard, W. Eibner
NEWS-COMMUNITY : 1892-Public Dumping Ground
SCHOOLS-NEWS : 1892-Sleepy Eye School Board
SCHOOLS-STUDENTS: Charles Crook
SIOUX UPRISING : Listing of Victims and Survivors
SIOUX UPRISING : Historical Publications
SIOUX UPRISING : Survivor Stories-F. A. Wuetig, Carl Wagner, Ralph Thomas
TORNADOS : 1881 Cyclone, 1881-Tornado Relief Measures, 1881-Other Towns Struck
WILLS/PROBATE: Albert Meyer Guardian Sale, George L. Schultze, Alois Forstner
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OBITS : Mrs. Peter Geschwind, Elsie Durbahn
PEOPLE : Mrs. Alwin, Emil Fritsche
NEWS-BUSINESSES : B. F. Webber
WILLS/PROBATE: Inheritance Tax-Anderson, Bigham, Branche, Current, Flor, Frenzel, Manch, Mullen, Mullin, Paulson, Prodosch, Prohl, Purngel, Remmele, Schell, Selveerson, Skulstah, Strum, Thormodson, Wiltscheck
OBITS : Schotzko Child
OFFICIALS: News-Sheriff Mansfelder contributed by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Henry Koot, William Trautmiller, George Porter
SIOUX UPRISING : Battles - 1862-Killed and Wounded Near New Ulm
MILITARY: Soldiers-Philip Lange, Theo. Furth, Frank Seifert, Hilding Jahnke, Alvin H. Schlumpberger
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News-Frank Sellner, Herman W. Hamann
WILLS/PROBATE: Max Fink, August Wagner, Ferdinand Krause, Charles H. Heuer, Sebastian May, George Roeser, Johann Florian Hartmann, Max Zeller, Wilhelm Immenfeld, John Zettel, John Campbell
Submitted by Robin Line:
FAMILIES : News and History-Steffer Family
BIOS : Wolfgang Preisinger
OBITS : John J. Kretsch
NEWS-CRIME: William Buggert
NEWS-BIRTHS: Speri Girl, Snobrich Boy
NEWS-ILLNESS: Joe Schnobrich, Isidor Schnobrich, Teresa Tauer
PEOPLE: Ferdnand Bleck
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