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Created May 23, 1857
It was named after the Cottonwood River which runs through the northeast corner of Germantown Township. The river
received its name from the abundance of cottonwood trees on its banks.
Great Bend Township
Mountain Lake Township
Rose Hill Township
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Nov. 2013: Obit: Zuel
World War I Gold Stars biographies:
Aldrich, Anton, Borseth, Brubacher,
Burmeister, Christensen, Crawford,
Gegner, Grams, Hall, Halleyburton,
Halvorson, Hanson (2), Hocke,
Jenson, Kassa, Lalone, LaMaack,
Lingbeck, Ludvigson, Nelson (2),
Nielsen, Odegaard, Powell, Redding,
Reese, Teed, Thomas, Unrau,
World War I military bio: Sandelin
World War I Honor Roll biographies:
Aarsand, Abrahamson, Akerland,
Albertson, Albright, Amundson,
Anderson (5), Anonsen (3), Anton,
Anxes, Arntson, Aune, Baker, Bakke,
Balzer (2), Barlow, Bartsch, Bates
(2), Bean, Becker, Behrens, Beise,
Bell (3), Berg, Bigbee, Bjerke,
Boers, Bolles, Borst (2), Brady (2),
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the
May 2013: Obit: Tierney
Dec. 2012: Obit: Gordon
Nov. 2012: Marriages: Goertz - Boldt; Jungblut - Schuett; Reynolds-Paulson
Registered Births Town of Carson (1880 - 1881)
Birth Announcements: Alcertson, Allen, Albertson, Anderson, Archer, Arneson, Austad, Babcock, Balzer, Banks, Bean, Bigelow, Bliss, Brady, Case, Chadderdon, Chandler, Cheney, Clark, Collins, Cone, Cook, Cutler, Davis, Day, Daywit, Densmore, Devlin, DeWolf, Douglass, Dunnicliff, Dyer, Eastgate, Eastwood, Ely, Espey, Evans, Fawcett, Fitch, Fredrickson, Freeman, Frisbie, Gant, Gillam, Gilliam, Goertz, Graling, Grant, Graves, Green, Greene, Greenfield, Gunn, Hall, Hamilton, Hanton, Heading, Hector, Hedman, Heibert, Heirer, Holmes, Hoople, Hough, Howard, Huddleston
Apr. 2012: Bios: Force, Miller
Feb. 2012: 1935-1937 Births; 1908-1910 Death Index; 1870-1880 Marriages; Townships Histories (1916); military matters (1916); WW2 Army Honor List; Cottonwood Co. History, Disaster, Plagues, etc. (1916); Obits: Carr, Christensen, Christianson, Yates
Dec 2011: County Organization and Early History; List of cemeteries
1895 Fire Wardens, All Bios from 1916 "Cottonwood & Watonwan Counties"
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