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Founded February 20, 1855
County Seat: Albert Lea
Named for William Freeborn, a territorial settler and legislator
Freeborn County Government Center
411 South Broadway
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007
Albert Lea Township
Pickerel Lake Township
Shell Rock Township
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Nov. 2012: Obits: Armstrong, Flindt, Hayes, Hindon, Lovely, Lundberg, Nienhaff, Tellett, Wanger
Marriages: Belsheim – Blacklin; Hewe - Wilcox; Bessinger - Boals; Chapman - Hill; Swanson - Blacklin; Winjun – Hammer; Reichenbach – Stadhem; Rasmussen - Olson
Bios: Anderson, Dahl, Jacobson, Jahr
July 2012: Bio: Carlson
June 2012: Bios: Clementson, Greene, Larson, Thomas
May 2012: Obit: Thorson; Bios: Angus, Armstrong, Bahe
Apr. 2012: Bios: Dwyer, Edwards, Fosburg, Gibbs, Gordon, Greene, Morgan, Ransom
Mar. 2012: Obits: Austin, Bong, Brady, Buckley, Haar, Hall, Howard, Keefe, Lightly, Morgan, Olson, Roberts, Stamm; Bios: Chamberlain, Clement, Flatness, Griffin, Gulbrandson, Hammond, Harrison
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; obit for Young children; bios: Bessesen, Biornstad, Blackner, Blunt, Brainerd, Day, Dunn, Kittelson; Crime News: Lovely's House Robbed; Schools: Glenville School Report
Bio for STRAND; Partial listings for Alden, Carlston & Greenwood Cemeteries
Obits for: Dills, Gay, Hall, Johnson, Krebs, Lemke, Noble, Orrie & Williams
Marriage announcements for: Robinson, Reynolds, Larson, Olson, Knudson & Mauseth
Deaths notices for: Christenson, Davis, Gilmore & Walaski
List of Cemeteries;
14 Vanished Communities; Communities
and their histories; Town
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