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Chisago County, Minnesota


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S. A. Carlisle
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, May 21, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman


FARM FOR SALE-Twenty miles from Minneapolis; close to school, church and station; 300 acres of fertile land free from stone and foul seeds; large 8-room house, good cellar; large basement; barn holds about 40 head of cattle and 8 horses; good machine shed, wagon shed, granary, corn crib, ice house; complete set of buildings, almost new; an old house for tenant. Apples, plums and other fruit trees. Two wells of the best water in the state, and windmill; about 140 acres under plow; one of the best meadows in the state; will cut about 150 tons of No. 1 hay; maple, oak, and ironwood still standing to about half pay for the farm. The hay alone, pressed and shipped to Minneapolis, will nearly pay for the farm in five years. 19 head of cattle, 4 horses, 200 hens, 7 sheep; wagon; harness; sleds; buggy; binder; mower; rake; new potato digger; new hay press; drill; harrows; plows; cultivators; corn sheller; stump puller. Everything in machinery and small tools. If you are looking for a home or a place to make money, here is a snap of a life time, for 50 cents on the dollar. Must be sold at once; $50 per acre takes it; about half cash will handle it. A first class farm and a money maker. No trades. S. A. Carlisle, Wyoming, Minn.

Henry Funk

Source: Tacoma Daily News (Tacoma, WA) Thursday, June 7, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

At Wyoming, Minn., much damage was done, small buildings being razed and larger ones moved from their foundations. The house and barn of Henry Funk was completely destroyed and his wife and son severely injured. Mrs. Funk had her 15-months-old babe in her arms when the storm came up, and though she tried to cling to it, it was blown away. Later it was found some distance away unhurt, but without a stitch of clothing on it.

John Goat

Source: The Interior Journal (Stanford, KY) April 12, 1895, Mary Kay Krogman

John Goat, of Wyoming, Minn., has the unspeakable meanness to name one of his kids Billy and another Nannie.

E. H. Hogue
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) May 19, 1891; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

E. H. Hogue Gives the Name of a Better Man.
E. H. Hogue, of Wyoming, Minn., foreman of the composing room of the Alliance Sentinel of that place, arrived in the city early in the month and said he was going to paint the town a lurid hue. He did. He was arrested and fined $10 by Judge Mahoney, and after paying the amount celebrated the event by getting full again. The next day he was fined $20, and notwithstanding he claimed to be R. H. McGee, of the above paper, was set to work breaking rock. The fact was published in the GLOBE at the time, and the fact soon came to the ears of Mr. McGee, who was naturally very indignant that his good name should be smirched by such a fellow. In a letter to a friend he says:

"There are those that know that I have refused lemonade simply because it was served over a bar. I have utterly refused to publish locals that in any way advertise the saloon interests; and now, to be posted about the state as having been sent to the workhouse for drunkenness is humiliating, to say the least."

E. R. McClintick
Source: Aberdeen American (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, November 12, 1914; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman


I HAVE THREE FINE FARMS FOR sale within one mile from town and thirty miles from St. Paul on the Northern Pacific railroad as follows: 80-acre tract, 40 acres broke, balance pasture. Price $65 per acre. 70-acre tract, 45 acres broke, balance pasture; price $65 per acre. 130-acre tract, 100 acres broke, balance pasture; price $70.00 per acre. All of this land lays level and consists of a sandy loam with clay subsoil, making it very productive soil. This land must be seen to be appreciated. Easy terms. Address E. R. McClintick, Wyoming, Minn.

R. H. McGee
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) June 17, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

WYOMING, Minn., June 16.-The Alliance meeting which opened for a tow days' session at this place this morning proved to be a failure. Dr. Fish, editor of the Great West, and Vice President Johnson came here to rally in behalf of the People's party. Dr. Fish and R. H. McGee got into a dispute. Mr. McGee, who is one of the best farmers in this county, not believing all that Fish said, argued the point. Fish disputed and called McGee a liar, when McGee caught Fish by the throat and shook him in pretty lively fashion. They were separated. Fish and Johnson took the first train for the South.

Johnny Meyers
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Thursday, May 20, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman



. . . . Johnny Meyers, shortstop, hails from Wyoming, Minn. This boy is 20 years old and a natural born ball player. When John was interviewed by the News-American man he said
"I never had any baseball experience. I wanted to play ball and applied to Mr. Pickering and Pick said: Sure kid, I will give you a try-out."

And Pick did and today Johnny Meyers of Wyoming, Minn., under the watchful eye of whom Johnny calls his benefactor, bids fair to be the sensational kid of the South Dakota State league.

Edward Overman
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) December 9, 1880; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman


WYOMING, Minn., Dec. 7.-Reading different St. Paul papers, I have not as yet seen anything from the peaceable little village of Wyoming; but to-day quite a sensation was occasioned by a runaway affair, which happened on the night of the 6th inst. About 12 o'clock at night Mr. Tanbler was aroused from his slumbers by Daniel Fagen and the wife of Edward Overman, both parties hailing from Wisconsin. Mr. Tanbler showed them to a bedroom, thinking, of course, that everything was all right, and went to bed again. At about 2 o'clock, or two hours afterwards, Mr. Tanbler was aroused the second time and let in Mr. Overman, the right husband, who was armed with a warrant to arrest Mr. Fagen. The papers were placed in the hands of Constable F. Sauer, who arrested him at the breakfast table, and escorted him to Taylors Falls to have a hearing before Justice Humphrey; but the justice not being at home the prisoner was to have been held until the next day, but between 11 and 12 o'clock in the evening he managed in some way to get the slip and made himself scarce. The woman crossed the river to Wisconsin and that was the last seen of the parties and the trial. From what I could learn Mr. Overman is a well-to-do man and has always used his family, which consists of three small children, with great kindness, and what possessed her to leave is a mystery. WYOMING.

William Petrie
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) April 29, 1894; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Unpunished crimes last ten months:
Robbery-June 10, William Petrie, Wyoming, Minn., robbed of watch, valued at $45.

C. Tombler
Source: Record of the Times (Wilkes-Barre, PA) September 18, 1885; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Several Wilkes-Barreans were favored yesterday with a call from Mr. C. Tombler, of Wyoming, Minn., and intimate friend of our former townsman, W. H. Coleman.


"How was your town named?" was the question asked by a RECORD man.


"It was so named by my father, L. O. Tombler, who went west from Bethlehem in 1856. As he was going into a region where Indians were then numerous he named the new place after Wyoming Valley on account of the Indian associations."


Mr. Tombler is accompanied in his eastern trip by his grandfather, C. C. Tombler, now 85 years of age. The old gentleman was the first station agent of the Lehigh Valley road at Bethlehem and held the position 24 years. He went West six years ago and is now on a visit to a son in Easton, being very anxious to take one more trip over the old road with which he was once employed. The grandson went to Wyoming, Minn., 16 years ago, prior to which time he was superintendent of telegraph for the Lehigh Valley road. He has a general store in Wyoming and another in Lindstrom, Minn., and is in the elevator firm of Peaslee & Co., Taylor Falls, Minn. He spent a portion of the time while here with his old friend W. H. Nicholas a former Lehigh Valley conductor. Wyoming is a little town about the size of our own borough of Wyoming.

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