Brown County, Minnesota

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Brown County Courthouse built in 1891
photo by mkkrogman 2016


County Information
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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Cities and Towns
Cobden, Comfrey (extends into Cottonwood Co.), Evan, Hanska, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Springfield

Townships
Albin, Bashaw, Burnstown, Cottonwood, Eden, Home, Lake Hanska, Leavenworth, Linden, Milford, Mulligan, North Star, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark, Stately Township

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1881 Tornado
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OCTOBER 2018
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
OFFICIALS: Rosters-List of Notaries Public in Commission Aug. 1, 1884
SCHOOLS-STUDENTS: Albert Pfaender, Ida Sterling
CHURCH : 1892-German Lutheran Parsonage
MARRIAGES: News - Kalb-Filzen, Kretsch-Berg

AUGUST 2018
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
Submitted by Robin Line:
OBITS : Mrs. Peter Geschwind, Elsie Durbahn
PEOPLE : Mrs. Alwin, Emil Fritsche
NEWS-BUSINESSES : B. F. Webber



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