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  Name Crime
Victim
Murder Date
& County
Execution Date
& County
1 Yu-ha-zee Murder of
Mrs. Keener
Oct. 27, 1852
Morrison
Dec. 31, 1854
Ramsey
2 Annie Bilansky Murder of
Stanislaus Bilansky
Mar. 12, 1859
Ramsey
Mar. 23, 1860
Ramsey
3 Henry Kriegler Murder of
Nelson Broughton
Sep. 6, 1855
Freeborn
Mar. 1, 1861
Freeborn
4 Ta-he-do-ne-cha Kidnapping of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
5 Ptan-doo-ta Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
6 Wy-a-tah-ta-wa Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
7 Hin-han-shoon-ko-yag-ma-ne Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
8 Ma-za-boon-doo Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
9 Wan-pa-doo-da Accessory to Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
10 Wa-ha-hua Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
11 Sua-ma-ne Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
12 Rda-in-yan-ka Accessory to Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
13 Do-wan-za Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
14 Ha-Pau Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
15 Shoon-ka-ska Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
16 Am-da-cha Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
17 Toon-kau-e-chah-tah-ma-ne Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
18 E-tay-doo-ta Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
19 Hay-pe-pau Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
20 Mah-pe-o-ke-ne-jin Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
21 Henry Milford Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
22 Chas-kay-dau Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
23 Baptiste Campbell Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
24 Ta-ta-ka-gay Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
25 Hay-pin-kpa Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
26 Hypolite Auge Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
27 Na-pa-shue Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
28 Wa-kau-tau-ka Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
29 Toon-kau-ko-yag-e-na-jin Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
30 Wa-ka-ta-e-na-jin Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
31 Pa-za-koo-tag-ma-ne Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
32 Ta-ta-hde-dau Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
33 Wa-she-shoon Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
34 A-c-cha-ga Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
35 Ko-tan-in-koo Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
36 Chay-tan-hoon-ka Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
37 Chau-ka-dha Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
38 Hda-hin-hday Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
39 O-ya-tag-a-kso Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
40 Ma-hoo-way-ma Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
41 Wa-kin-yan-wa Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Dec. 26, 1862
Blue Earth
42 Little Six Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Nov. 11, 1865
Ramsey
43 Medicine Bottle Murder of
Settlers
1862
Brown
Nov. 11, 1865
Ramsey
44 Andreas Roesch Murder of
Joseph Saurer
Sep. 5, 1867
Nicollet
Mar. 6, 1868
Nicollet
45 John Waisenen Murder of
Joseph Farley
Nov. 19, 1884
Saint Louis
Aug. 28, 1885
Saint Louis
46 Nelson Holong Murder of
Lilly Field
May 27, 1887
Otter Tail
Apr. 14, 1888
Otter Tail
47 John Lee Murder of
Charles Cheline
Jul. 19, 1888
Douglas
Feb. 15, 1889
Douglas
48 Timothy Barrett Murder of
Thomas Tollefson
Jul. 26, 1887
Hennepin
Mar. 22, 1889
Hennepin
49 Peter Barrett Murder of
Thomas Tollefson
Jul. 26, 1887
Hennepin
Mar. 22, 1889
Hennepin
50 Albert Bulow Murder of
Franklin Eich
Nov. 23, 1887
Morrison
Jul. 19, 1889
Morrison
51 Thomas Brown Murder of
Peter Poull
Oct. 17, 1888
Clay
Sep. 20, 1889
Clay
52 William Brooker Murder of
Mrs. and Mrs. William Coombs
Nov. 28, 1889
Pine
Jun. 27, 1890
Pine
53 William Rose Murder of
Moses Lufkin
Aug. 22, 1888
Redwood
Oct. 16, 1891
Redwood
54 Adelbert Goheen Murder of
Rosetta Bray
Mar. 23, 1891
Otter Tail
Oct. 23, 1891
Otter Tail
55 Charles Ermisch Murder of
William Landhoff
May 2, 1894
Ramsey
Oct. 19, 1894
Ramsey
56 Otto Wonigkeit Murder of
William Landhoff
May 2, 1894
Ramsey
Oct. 19, 1894
Ramsey
57 Harry Hayward Murder of
Catherine Ging
Dec. 3, 1894
Hennepin
Dec. 11, 1895
Hennepin
58 John E. Pryde (John E. Miller) Murder of
Andrew Peterson
Mar. 3, 1896
Crow Wing
Jul. 23, 1896
Crow Wing
59 George Kelly Murder of
Jacob Hayes
John Paul
Jun. 20, 1896
Chisago
Mar. 23, 1897
Chisago
60 John Moshek Murder of
John Lemke
Oct. 22, 1897
Hennepin
Mar. 18, 1898
Hennepin
61 Joseph Ott Murder of
Louise Ott
May 18, 1898
Yellow Medicine
Oct. 20, 1898
Yellow Medicine
62 Theodore Wallert Murder of
Sophia Wallert
Gustave Steinborn
Helena Steinborn
Annie Steinborn
Reynolds Steinborn
Aug. 20, 1900
Sibley
Mar. 29, 1901
Sibley
63 Andrew Tapper Murder of
Rosa Mixa
Jun. 3, 1901
Carver
Feb. 18, 1902
Carver
64 Charles Henderson Murder of
Ida McCormick
Jun. 20, 1902
Saint Louis
Mar. 5, 1903
Saint Louis
65 Ole Olson Murder of
Josephine Olson
Oct. 22, 1902
Aitkin
Mar. 20, 1903
Aitkin
66 William Chounard Murder of
Dora Chounard
Feb. 4, 1904
Cass
Aug. 30, 1904
Cass
67 Claude D. Crawford Murder of
Heine Lundin
Nov. 20, 1904
Sherburne
Dec. 5, 1905
Sherburne
68 William Williams Murder of
John Keller
Mrs. Frederick Keller
Apr. 13, 1905
Ramsey
Feb. 13, 1906
Ramsey



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