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County Information

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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History Marriages
Military Newspapers
Obituaries People
Schools Sioux Uprising
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Website Updates

May, 2018

WEDDING:  Eliason-Rudningen

OBITS:  Martha (Borgstrom) Ekander, Gilbert Tulin, Elmer Espelind, Arthur S. Swenson, Lloyd Wilhelm Soderlund, Anna (Erickson) Blomgren


April 10, 2018

BUSINESS:  M. H. Bottleson, Miss Dora Johnson

VISIT/RELOCATION: Clarence Renstrom, Melvin Skare, Eric Moline, Peter Boro, Christ Stockvig, Conrad Stockvig, John McLeod, Edna Knutson, O. A. Nelson, Joe Gallagher's, Harlow Lundquist, Harold Fink, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Krelstad, John Erlandson, Chester B. Lund, Ernest and Chas. Johnson, Fred and Oscar Halvorson, Ancil Danielson, S. L. Olson, Mrs. Thos. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Olson, Martin Larson, Ernest Johnson, Ernest Johnson, Carrie Peterson, Gerald Knutson, Phoebe Holst

OBITS DEATH NOTICES:  Anton Kiland, Stener Gafkjen, Clara Hookom, James Walters, John Edman

ILLNESS/ACCIDENTS:  Harriet Olson, James Lawler, Regina Miller, George Swenson

CELEBRATIONS: Lowell Holm, Henry Hanscom

SCHOOLS: Ole Hagen, E. E. Hauge, H. H. McNiven, Katherine Henderson, Mila Stauffer, Frederick Henderson, Paul Almer, Mrs. Wiggins, Mabel Johnson, Obadiah Stump, Silas Severeid, Frances Whittaker, Edith Carlson, Rosalie Otis, Bertha Polman, Robert V. Bobbs, Stuart Fink, Jean Graham, Helen Fink, Marston Bobbs, Benhart Nelson, Celesta Vanderpool, Elner Olson, July, Sylvia Anderson, Inga Imsdahl, Loyal Tallakson, Merriam Nygaard, Leslie Grace, Francis Leslie, Herbert Sandin, Milton Hahn, Dortha Coss, Maynard Berkness, Harold Dale, Ruby Bjelkerngren, Myrtlem Yohnson, Theodora Nelson, Ancil Danielson, Irwin Dahleen, Eugene Ohsberg, Clifford Rodlun, Alvin Nordstrom, Gertrude Tallman, Earl Curran, Adeline Feig, Erwin Norman, Russell Frost, Harold Gilbert, robert Johnson, Florence and Hattie Carlson, Glen Larson, Blancheford Hallin, Chester Holm

NEWS BITS: Wm. Koeikamp

BIRTHS: Mr. and Mrs. Sigurd Flesland

MARRIAGE:  Nels B. Olson/Gladys Olson, William Lundquist/Hattie Hagen, Elias Greenfiled/Alma Rasmusson, Anderson/Everson, Vintz/Christensen

CHURCH:  G. A. Youngstrom

COURT:  A. H. Brown/J. A. Dolbeck, Fredericka Zelsdorff/Edward Anderson, A. H. Kratz/G. S. Stark

WILLS and PROBATE:  P. M. Johnson, Lawrence Olson

 ADVERTISEMENTS:  Mrs. J. S. Day, Mrs. C. L. Bush, A. E. Anderson


March 12, 2018

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, N. A. Nelson, John Snicker, John A. Johnson, Lewis Monson, Nels O. Nelson, David Elmquist, Samuel A. Lundborg

OBITS:  Anna (Gilbert) Erickson, Conrad Anderson


MARRIAGE: Berg-Akerson

BIRTHS:  Rasmussen Boy, Reamer Boy

ADVERTISEMENT:  Old Mill Confectionery

CHURCH NEWS: Rev. and Mrs. L. G. Edgren

PEOPLE:  Ed McCann

NEWS-VISIT-RECLOCATION-TRAVELS:  Marie Botnen, Aleck Olson, S. Carrol Simonson, Westerberg, Ostebo, Naomi Engdahl

NEWS-SICK: Mrs. Arne Larson, Alfred Olson, Conrad Anderson

NEWS-SPORTS: Game Saturday with Bensonites


NEWS-COURT: F. H. Smithson, E. G. Erickson, J. P. Jacobson

NEWS-VISIT:  Mrs. Conrad and Bertrice Peterson, Johnny Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Axel Anderson, Paul Ruud, Mrs. Olof Johnson

CHURCH'S:  Crow River Church history

NEWS-COMMUNITY-Township news



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


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