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Oliver Hendricks
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) February 19, 1889; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

SURPRISED AT THE APPOINTMENT.
Special to the Globe.
Elbow Lake, Minn., Feb. 18.-Considerable excitement and surprise has been caused here by the appointment of Oliver Hendricks as postmaster, to succeed N. H. Myron, who resigned. Mr. Hendricks is one of the local merchants and was not considered in the race. Those who were striving for the plum were John Christenson, P. W. Barker and A. W. Nelson. The latter gentleman does not see how the fortunate appointee secured his commission. The appointment gives universal satisfaction.


J. O. Mee (Another article lists name as Moe)
Source: La Grande Evening Observer (OR) May 18, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
MRS. GUNNES IN PROFITABLE BUSINESS.
La Porte, Ind., May 18. - In her alleged campaign of murder, Mrs. Belle Gunness is said to have carried on a very profitable "business," which netted her, according to latest estimates, about $55,900. A tabulation of sums obtained is as follows:

M. Sorensen, first husband, $8000; Peter Gunness, second husband, $4000; Charles Erdman, New Castle, Ind., $5000; Herman Konitzer, Chicago, $5,000; Ole Budsperg, Iola, Wis., $2000; J. O. Mee, Elbow Lake, Minn., $1,500; Andrew Helgelin, Aberdeen, S. D., $2,900; George Berry, Tuscola, Ills., $1500; Henry Gerhalt, Iola, Wis. $1000; fire Insuranse [sic.] of Gunnes home in Chicago, $3500. In addition to these she is supposed to have received $1000 from each of the four men whose bodies were found on the murder farm and $1000 from each of the 15 men with whom she had been corresponding. The money is believed to have gone into real estate.


Frank A. Perkins
Source: East Oregonian (Pendleton, OR) June 29, 1917; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
HIS WOODEN LEG WILL NOT HEP, HEP
Minneapolis, June 12. - Frank A. Perkins, thirty-two years old, walked 117 miles on his way from Wendell, Minn., his home, to enlist in the army here.

After going through the prescribed physical exercises he was declared eligible for enlistment. Closer scrutiny, however, revealed a deep mark, apparently a scar, on his right leg. Examination showed that Perkins was wearing an artificial leg of the most modern variety; in fact, so human in its function that it could not be ordinarily observed.

He was rejected.


August Schaeffer
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Friday, March 20, 1896; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FORTUNE FOR A FARMER.
Elbow Lake, Minn., March 20.-August Schaeffer, a well-to-do farmer in Pomme de Terre township, has received a letter from Germany notifying him that he had fallen heir to an immense fortune.


Josiah Smith
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) July 20, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
A MISSING MAN.
Fergus Falls Journal.
About a year ago the 11th of July, a man named Josiah Smith, of Elbow Lake, Grant county, Minn., formerly from the state of Maine, left home for Fergus Falls, since when he has not been heard from. Was six feet and four inches in height, sandy complexion, and when he disappeared wore a suit of Kentucky jeans. Had been a soldier and drew a pension. Leaves a wife and four children in destitute condition. Exchanges please copy. Any information regarding him may be directed to Mrs. Mary Smith, Pomme de Terre, Grant county, Minn.


W. C. Whiteman
Source: Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) Dec. 4, 1881; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
W. C. Whiteman, late of Herman, Grant county, Minn., has purchased the stock of books and stationery opened by G. E. Merrill, 243 Main street south, and will in a few days open a first class bookstore. Mr. Whiteman is an enterprising and reliable business man, and will deserve the patronage of the community.


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