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Founded March 20, 1858
Seat: Willmar
Largest city: Willmar

The county name derives from the Dakota term translated as "where the buffalo fish come"
Kandiyohi County was organized in 1858 with its county seat in Kandiyohi, which was then called Kandiyohi Station, and was just a railroad stop. The original county occupied only the southern half of its current area. Development was slow, however, and in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia County to merge with Kandiyohi and make one, larger county. It took until November 21, 1871 to agree on a county seat, and the centrally located Willmar was chosen.

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Kandiyohi County Localities

Cities and Towns
Atwater * Blomkest Kandiyohi * Lake Lillian * New London * Pennock * Prinsburg * Raymond * Regal * Spicer * Sunburg * Willmar

Unincorporated Communities
Hawick * Norway Lake * Priam * Roseland * Svea

Arctander * Burbank * Colfax * Dovre * East Lake Lillian * Edwards * Fahlun * Gennessee * Green Lake * Harrison * Holland * Irving * Kandiyohi * Lake Andrew * Lake Elizabeth * Lake Lillian * Mamre * New London * Norway Lake * Roseland * Roseville * St. Johns * Whitefield * Willmar *

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Cemeteries Census
Churches County Records
Deaths Families
History Marriages
Military Newspapers
Obituaries People
Schools Sioux Uprising
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BIOS: John H. Wiggins, Albert H. Sperry, Daniel Peterson & Son, Andrew Railson (2), Lewis Larson, Hans J. Dale, Andrew O. Sather, Will Gilger, Lars O. Thorpe (2), Aron Hultgren, C. J. Mastrud

OBITS:  Anna (Gilbert) Erickson


February 1, 2018

BIOS:  Martin Olson, Karl C. Holter, Martin Otterness, Henry J. Ramsett, Ralph Waldo Stanford, Philip J. Haley, Olof A. Hedin, Elve O. Otterness, P. Beckman, Peter Svenson, Berton W. Sperry, Julia O'Brien, Dennis O'Brien, Ole B. Glarum, Hans O. Nelson, John M. Spicer, Martin Jorgenson, John A. Berg, L. B. Woolson, Paul H. Roise, Nels Quam, Joseph H. Neer, Andrew Larson, Ole J. Beck, William's Brothers, Iver C. Olson, Peter A. Odell, Arba K. Maynard, George L. Deming, Hans S. Hilleboe

SIOUX UPRISING:  West Lake Attack story written by descendant, Brobergs & Lundborgs story by descendant, A Johnson Called Thong, The Mulcar Family

OBITS:  Ethel (Doble) Somerville, Mrs. William Johnson, Freddie Gratz


NEWS-VISIT:  Josephine Cody, Misses Ida and Laura Engvall, Hilma Norman, Thoren Rohrt, Mrs. J. J. Lambrecht


HISTORY TOWNSHIPS AND VILLAGES:  Arctander, Atwater, Burbank, Colfax, Dovre, East Lake Lillian, Edwards, Fahlun, Gennessee, Green, Harrison, Irving, Kandiyohi, Lake Andrew, Lake Elizabeth, Lake Lillian, Mamre, New London, Norway Lake, Pennock, Prinsburg, Raymond,  Roseland, Roseville, Spicer, Whitefield, Willmar

NEWS- BUSINESS: C. E. Gerretson, William B. Hanson, Peter Heimdahl


January 1, 2018

NEWS-BIRTHDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES AND OTHER CELEBRATIONS:  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson 50th anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. John Klint 60th Anniversary

NEWS-VISIT/RELOCATE: Arthur Mortenson, Harold Porter, Bjornson, M., W. F. Gratz, Mrs. T. Lunde, Spencer, Mae Roche, Ernest W. Freed, Harry Gordhamer, Joseph Moore, Arne Nelson, Rev. Alex Thom, Nickelson, O. J., Wm. Nord, Edna Sanderson, Mrs. J. Searle, Martin Iverson, Caroline Jorgenson, Martha Johnson, Emil S. Freeberg, Andrew Callberg, Mrs. J. G. Callberg, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Norstrom

NEWS-OBITS:  John Warren Turner, T. K. Stalland

NEWS-MARRIAGES: Kleinhuizen-Hebrink, Johnson-Flann, Olson-Martinson, Hoecker-Ditmarson, Sandven-Vabo, Monson-Abrahamson, Ostlund-Erlandson

NEWS-CRIME:  Van Vorst, Nehemiah, John E. Sellman, George Henry Stephens

NEWS- COMMUNITY:  Rev. J. O. Lundberg, Sam Nelson, Erick Hegstrom, Jr., M. O. Rustad, C. O. Rustad, John Norman, Pete Dahlstrom, Bond Hall dance

NEWS-SICK:  Edna Lindgren, Constance Forness, Peter Defoe

NEWS-RAILROAD: Martin Stalland, G. H. Pietsch, Archie Emerson, Ole Anderson, Maurice Murphy, Clinton D. Sherman, Ed. Truax

NEWS-BITS: Thorpe, Gandrud

BUSINESS:  Farmer's Restaurant,

BIOS: Peter Broberg, O. E. Reise, John O. Erickson, Lars Erickson
OBITS: Caroline Moe, Clarice Viola Olson, Mrs. P. Lofgren, Therese Bong, Mrs. S. E. Magnusson, Gertrude Erickson, Oscar Erickson
PEOPLE: Louis Fletcher, Pauline Hanson, Mr. Spicer
BIRTHS: Hanson Girl, Railson
NEWS-BUSINESS: Willmar Roller Mills, Willmar Creamery, A. F. Hanscom, Benj. Williams, Willmar Roller Mills
NEWS-MISC: 1895-I. B. Prather
NEWS-VISIT/RELOCATE: E. E. Lawson, Peter Otterson, Maud Campbell, Mrs. C. Kramer, Josie Griendheim, Charles Olson
SIOUX UPRISING: Capt. John S. Cady
Submitted by Robin Line:
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1897-Railroad Problems
NEWS-MISC: Jonas Johnson
MARRIAGES: Otterness-Lundquist
SCHOOLS: 1897-New Term
NEWS-CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS: 1914-Farmer's Shipping Association, Georgeville Creamery Meeting

OBITS: John Alfred Anderson, Elna Anson, William Hoglund, John Buikema, Esther Pauline Knutson, Mr. Anderson
BIRTHS: Lundberg Boy, Samson Girl, Pearson Girl, Halvorson Girl
FAMILIES: News-Norman Family Reunion
MARRIAGES: Straight-Price, Baker-Myers
MILITARY: Sailors and Soldiers - Odland Boys, Private Alfred Week, Roy Lindquist, Bennel Samstad, Chester Nelson, Floyd Wessels, Willard Doss, Harry Paulson, Herman Skuttle, Andrew Victor Lundgren,Ray Franklin Lee, John Peter Soderlund, Cornel O. Dunham, Eddie Dokken, Sailor Frances Gordhammer, Sigvert Rasmusson, Christian Evenson, Ira Patterson, Sidney Ahlborn, Alfia Berg, W. E. Tew, Jr., Lieutenant H. E. Canfield, Sergeant David Swanson, Dr. William E. McLaughlin, Arthur J. Johnson
MILITARY: General News - 1918-More Men Examined for Physical Fitness, Next Contingent Leaves Soon, Boys leave for training at U, A Soldier's Appreciation Letter
NEWS-ILLNESS: Henry Goldenstein, Hattie Nype, Caesar Linn, Eddie Jules, Mrs. Martin Rierson

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