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John Backer
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) October 10, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
John Backer left Thursday morning for Westbrook, Minn. and Curry, S. D. to look after the interests of his farms.


Frank A. Day
Source: Minneapolis Journal (MN) Saturday, August 22, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

DAY WILL BE INDORSED.
Special to The Journal.
Windom, Minn., Aug. 22.-Frank A. Day was here yesterday to confer with the populists about the nomination for congress at their convention, to be held in Windom on Tuesday. A number of populists, prohibitionists and democrats were at the meeting. It is a part of the plan for Day not to be present at the convention, but the indications are that he will be either indorsed or nominated. The silver sentiment is dying out and with hard work the county can be saved for McKinley.


Mr. and Mrs. August Jahnke
Source: New Ulm Review (MN) October 26, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

We wish to express our sincerest thanks to the many New Ulm Friends who so kindly remembered us at the death of our daughter Mary. Especially we wish to thank those who sent beautiful floral tributes and those who have shown expression of sympathy in their kind letters of condolence.
Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Jahnke and family.
Oct. 24, 1910, Westbrook, Minn.


Charles Passmore
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen (IA) July 28, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Charles Passmore of Westbrook, Minn., who until a few months ago had farmed in this community for many years, is back for a visit and a look at some real crops. He declares the fields of Muscatine county look so good it makes him homesick. Mr. Passmore says the drought has worked serious damage to the Minnesota fields.


John Regnell
Source: The Wichita Daily Eagle (KS) December 14, 1910; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

"HELLO BILL!" SAID "CORPSE"
John Regnell Comes to Life When on the Embalming Table.

Westbrook, Minn., Dec. 13.-As the undertaker was about to inject embalming fluid into the body of John Regnell to prepare the supposed corpse for burial. Regnell raised himself from the embalming table and said: "Hello Bill."

There were two surprised men in the undertaking room. One was Regnell, who did not know where he was, and the other was H. P. Steadman, the undertaker.

A physician soon had Regnell out of danger. His face, however will be permanently marked by the carbolic acid which he took yesterday in trying to end his life. Regnell says that now he is perfectly willing to live.






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