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Houston County, Minnesota
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County Information
Founded: February 23, 1854
County Seat: Caledonia
Largest city: La Crescent
Named For: Samuel Houston
(TN governor and TX president)

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Locations

Towns
Brownsville Caledonia, Eitzen, Hokah, Houston, La Crescent (part) and Spring Grove

Townships
Black Hammer, Brownsville, Caledonia, Crooked Creek, Hokah,
Houston, Jefferson La Crescent, Mayville, Money Creek, Mound Prairie,
Sheldon, Spring Grove, Union, Wilmington, Winnebago and Yucatan.
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BIOGRAPHIES

BIRTHS

CEMETERIES

CENSUS

CHURCHES

COURT

DEATHS

DIRECTORIES
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FAMILIES

HISTORY

MARRIAGES

MILITARY

NEWSPAPER DATA

OBITUARIES

PEOPLE

PUBLIC OFFICIALS

SCHOOLS

TOWNS & TOWNSHIPS

WILLS & PROBATE

 

Website Updates

NOVEMBER 2017
BIOS: John W. Welch
BIRTHS: Buchholtz, Bunge, Kreuger - contributed by Robin Line
OBITS: Mrs. H. B. Laflin, Michael Jennings, Mrs. Houlihan - contributed by Robin Line
FAMILIES: Information - Welch Family, Feeney Family
MARRIAGES: Additional 50 records
MARRIAGE NEWS: Decke-Eitzen - contributed by Robin Line
NEWS-BITS: Additional 20 bits of news - contributed by Robin Line
NEWS-COMMUNITY: Toledo Woolen Mills
TOWNS: 1893-Yucatan

OCTOBER 2017
NEWS-CRIME: Manuel Laylan, James Roland
PEOPLE: Polley Murders, Joseph Marco
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: John Theisen, Oscar Larsen

MAY 2017
OBITS: John Cottrell, Galvin Grant, M. F. McCan submitted by Robin Line
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory
PUBLIC OFFICIALS: 1878 County Official Directory
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1886-Township Election
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Rev. Cowdrey
PEOPLE: Mrs. Dr. Shepherd
NEWS-CRIME: Joseph Marco

FEBRUARY 2017
OBITS: Thomas Cody
PEOPLE: Henry Hendrickson, Anthony Monahan
BIOS: Henry Gassert. Hokah Township - Jacob Becker, Henry E. Brooks, O. C. Bellrood, Julius Burkart, Charles L. Guenther, Mark Hargreaves, David House, William W. Holden, Henry J. Herzog, C. E. Joys, William James, Levi T. Houston, Archie Muir, Ferdinand Sobek, H. H. Snure, Joseph Stelzig, A. J. Snure, Dr. Hamilton B. Train, Edward Thompson, Susan M. Thompson, S. P. White, W. F. Weber. Jefferson Township - Robert Kenny, Peter McDonald
NEWS-CRIME: Christian O. Dahle, John Russell
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Nele Emerson, Norton Boy, Mrs. N. Hosch
NEWS-POLITICAL: Judge Wilson, John Dorsch
NEWS-WEATHER: 1885-3" Hail, 1889-Violent Winter Storm, Winter rains, Winter cold

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