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Chisago County, Minnesota



Marion Andersen
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press (1 Oct. 2006) submitted by Denise Parsons

Andersen, Marian D. Age 76 Of Stacy. Passed away on September 29, 2006. Preceded in death by daughter, Jean.

Survived by loving husband of almost 55 years, Earle; son, David (Jennifer) Andersen; daughters, Debby (Dennis) Lazenberry and Judy (Kurt) Mortensen; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Visitation 5:30-7:30PM Mon. Oct 2, 2006 at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25102 Itasca Ave. Forest Lake. Funeral service 11 AM Tues. Oct. 3, 2006 with visitation one hour prior to funeral all at church.

Elizabeth Benton
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, December 14, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mrs. Elizabeth Benton died yesterday morning at her home, 5812 Grand avenue east. The cause of death was heart failure, due to old age. The body will be shipped to Wyoming, Minn., and interred there.

Fannie Burgam
Source: St. Paul Daily Press (St. Paul, Minn.) Tuesday, 28 May 1872; transcribed by FoFG mz

Suddenly, at Rush City, Minn., May 24th, Fannie Burgam, aged 81 years, wife of Reuben Crocker, Esq., leaving husband and four children to mourn the loss of a dutiful wife and affectionate mother. The loss is felt by the whole community, whose earnest sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

Mrs. Ingeborg Christoferson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Tuesday, May 8, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CHRISTOFERSON-Mrs. Ingeborg Christoferson at West Duluth, aged 75 years. Interment at Wyoming, Minn.

Meyer bought the pie in Center City yesterday morning, carefully packed it in a box and addressed the package to his friend. Yesterday afternoon the pie reached its destination and, according to the recipient, it was still hot.

Herbert Erastus Cole
Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1898-1899, Hanover, N.H., Dartmouth Press, 1899. Transcribed by Kim Mohler

Class of 1881 - HERBERT ERASTUS COLE. Born, Oct. 7, 1855, in Ohio. Son of Erastus and Jane Hurlburt Cole. Fitted at Oberlin, Ohio. Taught at Oberlin; Cresco and Lime Springs, Iowa; Taylor's Falls, Perham, Ashby and Willow River, Minn.; editor Lime Springs Democrat for two years. Died, April 13, 1898, in Taylor's Falls, Minn.

Married, Dec. 31, 1889, Carrie Folsom of Taylor's Falls. Children: Pauline Folsom, Ruth Virginia, Frederick Carey and Herbert Ashley, all living.

Thomas Croughan
Source: The Princeton union.(Princeton, Minn.), August 05, 1880 - KT - Sub by FoFG
Fatal Accident.... A terrible and fatal accident occurred July 27, at Wyoming, Chisago county, Minn., on the Wyoming and Central City branch of the St. Paul & Duluth railroad, by which a young man named Thomas Croughan was horribly mutilated and almost killed. Croughan was at work on a construction train, and was standing on a flat-car next to the engine, which was backing down the track, when by some means he lost his balance and fell beneath the wheel of the locomotive. The wheels passed over his body just about the waist, cutting him almost in two, severed his right hand at the wrist, and badly mutilated both legs at the knee. Death was, of course almost instantaneous. Croughan was about 17 years of age, and is spoken of as a steady, industrious young man. His father is a farmer residing at Stacy, a few miles from Wyoming.

Samuel B. Dresser
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin at its 50th Annual Meeting held December 11, 1902 (published 1903) Wisconsin Necrology for Year Ending November 30, 1902; pages 142-147; by Florence Elizabeth Baker, Library Assistant; transcribed by FoFG mz

Samuel B. Dresser, born at Bangor, Maine, November 23, 1831; died in the town of Osceola, Polk county, Wisconsin, November 20, 1901. He was educated in the common schools and at Kent seminary, Readfield, Me. In 1851 he removed to Taylor's Falls, Minn., and was a lumberman and merchant at that place until 1862, when he settled on his farm at Osceola Prairie. Mr. Dresser was a member of the assembly in 1871, sheriff in 1877-78, and held town offices almost continuously for twenty-five years.

Ida Erickson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Sunday, January 22, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Mora, Minn., Jan. 21.-Dr. C. J. Bloom, county coroner, has taken to the twin cities for analysis the stomach of Miss Ida Erickson, who died at Grasston, Minn., under mysterious surroundings. Miss Erickson was about 20 years of age and her home was in Chisago county. She had been at Grasston for some weeks receiving medical attendance. Attention was attracted to her room in a restaurant last night by peculiar noises. She was found in convulsions from which she soon died. The nature of her death indicated poisoning. Circumstances taken in connection with the treaty have created much suspicion.

Hamberg Children
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) July 20, 1877; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
CHISAGO. Four children of J. P. Hamberg while rowing in a maple sugar boiler on Fish Lake were capsized and drowned.

Gustave A. Hultquist
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Friday, 24 Oct. 1913) transcribed by FoFG mz

After an illness of several months Gustave A. Hultquist, one of the pioneer residents of the state, died at Bethesda hospital, St. Paul, early yesterday in his 83rd year. Mrs. N. O. Nelson, 4526 Cook street this city, a daughter, was summoned to St. Paul by telegram yesterday. Mr. Hultquist was a resident of Center City at the time of his death. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral which probably will be at Center City.

Samuel C. Johnson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Monday, 19 May 1919) transcribed by FoFG mz

RUSH CITY, May 18. - Samuel C. Johnson, age 68, senior member of S. C. Johnson & Sons, hardware and implement dealers, died at his home here early today after a long illness. He was president of the First National bank of Rush City and promoted many enterprises during his 47 years' residence here.

William H. Kosterman
Source: The Tennessean (Nashville TN) March 6, 1875; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

St. Paul, Minn., March 5.-At Cambridge, Isanti County, to-day, an officer attempted to arrest Wm. H. Kosterman, a well-known trader of North Branch. Kosterman refused to be arrested, when the officer drew a revolver and shot him through the heart, causing instant death.

Martin Matheson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Wednesday, September 1, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman


SIOUX FALLS, S. D., Aug. 31-Mrs. Anna Matheson, age 40, was arrested late today by Minnehaha county authorities charged with murder in connection with the death of her husband, Martin Matheson, who died at Sherman, July 24, presumably from heart disease.

Matheson's body was taken to Wyoming, Minn., for burial. Later, relatives began an investigation and had the body exhumed.

It is alleged Matheson came to his death through eating poison placed in peach sauce. Samples sent to the state chemist for examination revealed enough poison to kill many persons, according to the authorities.
[Note: See News-Crime page for further information.]

Anna Modan
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Wednesday, 25 Aug. 1920) transcribed by FoFG mz

The body of Mrs. Anna Modan, age 79, who died Sunday at her home, 2324 West Eleventh street, was sent yesterday to Rush City, Minn., for burial. She is survived by three sons, Dave, Hugo and William, and one daughter, all of Duluth.

Charles J. Monson
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Monday, July 15, 1895; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

The Doctors Cannot Account For the Death of Mr. Monson

Marks on the Throat Are Basis For Such a Thought

Funeral Services to Be Held This Morning - Picnic Postponed

At the post mortem held over the body of District Attorney Monson the physicians, Dr. Anderson and Adams, were puzzled as to the cause of death. They could find no traces of poison in the stomach nor could they find out anything the would lead them to believe that he had died from an affection of the heart and a great deal of speculation has been rife as to the probable cause of the sudden demise.

Some have advanced the belief that there has been foul play as there were black marks on the throat, but the doctors say that the wrinkles on the neck would cause these to appear as the body was found lying on its face and the blood always rushes to the head in such cases. At the inquest the evidence tended to prove that there was nothing that would cause Mr. Monson to take his own life and the jury's verdict was that the deceased had died from a cause unknown.

Today services will be held over the remains at the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Pilgrim church at 11 a.m. and the body will then be taken to Wyoming, Minn., for interment. It will be inclosed in a zinc lined casket so that it can be taken up when his mother returns from Europe.

John W. Nelson
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Monday, 25 Feb. 1907) transcribed by FoFG mz

TAYLOR FALLS, Minn., Feb. 4. - John W. Nelson, died last night at the hospital in St. Paul where he had been taken by Dr. Quinn for medical treatment only a few days ago. Pneumonia was the cause of his death.

Mr. Nelson had been in St. Paul about ten days, having gone there from his home in this city, and was a guest at one of the hotels. He was taken sick and several days ago pneumonia developed.

He was removed to a hospital and his family sent for, and until Friday it was believed that he could conquer the trouble.

John W. Nelson was born in Taylors Falls in 1855. He received his education in the common schools of this place. He held the office of county commissioner of Chisago county and was a member of the legislature of 1905. Mr. Nelson was a member of Stillwater Lodge No. 175 B.P.O. Elks.

Kagsa Norlen
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Friday, 21 Nov. 1919) transcribed by FoFG mz

TWO HARBORS - Mrs. Kasga Norlen age 83, of Lindstrom, died here Tuesday while visiting at the home of Gust Falk. The funeral will be held Sunday.

J. P. Palmquist
Source: Duluth News Tribune (17 Oct. 1909) transcribed by FoFG MZ

J. P. Palmquist of Center City, Minn., died yesterday at his home, according to a message received here by his son Victor Palmquist. He has four children living in the West End, who are now in Center City to attend the funeral. They are Victor Palmquist, Mrs. Gust Bergquist, Mrs. A. F. Lundholm and Mrs. Henry Johnson. Mr. Palmquist recently celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary at which time there was a family reunion.

Arthur Radtke
Source: News-Sentinel (Lodi, CA) November 16, 1955; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Arthur Radtke, 66, of Woodbridge died at his home last night following a short illness.

A native of Minnesota, Mr. Radtke resided in Lodi for the past 36 years. He is survived by four brothers: Edward Radtke of Paradise; William Radtke of Lodi, Carl R. Radtke of Butterfield, Minn.; and Albert Radtke, of Wyoming, Minn.

Surviving half-brothers and sisters are Herman Ehlers, Lodi; Mrs. Marie Erpenstein, Milbrae; Henry Ehlers, Oakland; Walter Ehlers, Lodi and Mrs. Bertha Zieman, Lodi.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday in the chapel of Wells Funeral Home.

Mike Rumple
Source: The Duluth Herald (MN), Wednesday Evening, Oct. 26, 1910.

Dies in Stillwater Jail
Mike Rumple of Rush City Expires While Serving Sentence

Stillwater, Minn., Oct. 26 - Mike Rumple died in the county jail Sunday after a brief illness. He had been received there Friday morning from Rush City, Chisago county, under a sentence of thirty days by Judge Stolberg of this district court for selling liquor to a minor. He was one of four men received at the county jail here for safe keeping within a few days past, for violating the liquor laws. The man was a saloon keeper at Rush City, 37 years old and leaves a wife and three young children. He was born and brought up in Chisago county and had conducted a saloon for several years.

Joseph Ruppe
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Friday, 17 June 1904) transcribed by FoFG mz

RUSH CITY, Minn., June 16. - Joseph Ruppe, an honored pioneer, died at his home today. Deceased came to Rush City in 1869. A widow and four grown children survive him.

Annie W. Sewell
Source: Chicago Daily Tribune (IL) July 9, 1885; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Special dispatches to The Tribune report these recent deaths in the Northwest:
at Wyoming, Minn., Mrs. Annie W. Sewell, wife of E. W. Sewell, Local Agent of the Milwaukee Railroad at Stillwater.

George Simmons
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) December 24, 1880; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Wyoming, Minn., Dec. 23.-Yesterday, Mr. George Simmons, living on the east side of Forest Lake, accidentally lost his life by a tree falling on him. Mr. Simmons was an old man between 60 and 70 years of age.

Lucius Stannard
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Tuesday, 3 Feb. 1914) transcribed by FoFG mz

TAYLOR FALLS, Minn., Feb. 2. - Lucius Stannard, the last surviving member of the first Minnesota constitutional convention, died here today, age 90 years. He was born in Franklin county, Vermont, and came to Minnesota in 1852. Mr. Stannard was the first lawyer admitted to practice in the courts of Chisago county, Minnesota.

Lars J. Stark
Source: Duluth News Tribune (Monday, 9 May 1910) transcribed by FoFG mz

Center City, Minn. - Lars J. Stark of Harris died yesterday at the age of 84 years. He was one of the earliest settlers in Chisago county. In the seventies he was a member of the lower house of the legislature. He leaves a wife and ten children.

Charles C. Tombler
Source: The Princeton Union (Princeton, MN) November 15, 1894; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Charles C. Tombler, the oldest Moravian in this country, died at Wyoming, Minn., the other day, aged ninety-five years. He was postmaster at Bethlehem, Pa., under President Pierce, and was the first station agent for the Lehigh Valley road at the same place.

Hans Ugman
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) July 06, 1892; submitted by Robin Line

Hans Ugman, aged sixty, a prosperous farmer residing in the town of Fish Lake, seven miles northwest of North Branch, suicided by suspending himself to a tree with barbed wire.

Gertrude C. Weiss
Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Friday, 20 Jan. 1989; transcribed by Marla Zwakman

Gertrude C., on Jan. 17, age 89, res. Chisago City Care Center, formerly of St. Paul. Preceded in death by her husband, Bernard; 4 daughters and 1 grandson. Beloved mother of John of Wyoming, MN, Arthur of Hackensack, Doraine Ahl of Duluth, Erwin of St. Paul, Betty Thoeny of Ogilvie, MN, Donald of Oakdale & Evelyn Morgan of Lonsdale. Also survived by 2 brothers, 5 sisters, 26 grandchildren & 11 great-grandchilden. Funeral from Mueller-Bies Funeral Home East Chapel, 650 N. Dale at Blair, on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 11 a.m. Internment Calvary Cemetery. Parish Vigil 4:30 p.m. Friday. Visitation from 4 - 9 p.m. Friday. Member of the Cathedral Altar & Rosary Society.

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