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Renville County, Minnesota 
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NOVEMBER 1, 2017

Biography: Christina (Wichman) Dorothea Homeier, John W. Scheffler, Anna (Anderson), Erickson, John Fischer, Henry John Braun, Charles O. Anderson, Frank H. Amtsbauer, Charles Bird

Obituaries:  Jesse Skinner, Henry Ahrens, James Brown II, Andrew Lyon, Watters Frank

Birth Announcements:  Steinhouse-girl, W. Galvin-daughter, Edison Comstack-daughter

Newspaper Data/Misc. News:  Louis Andre new Ford, Rodney Hanson, Gustav Buttenhof

Newspaper Data/Visiting News:  Mrs. Mooney

History/Pioneer Experiences-Gunderus Peterson, E. J. Butler, Charles H. Hopkins


October 1, 2017

Obituaries:  Maurer (Bender), Louisa E.,  Rudolph Maurer, Reinke (Duena), Bertha Wilhelmina, Reinke, Herman Albert , Terrance Brazil, Steffer (Piehl), Mary, Siegfried, Martin, Evenson, Ole O.
News:  Check Forger Napped Tuesday (1930)

Births: updated


September 1, 2017

Schools:  Model School Districts

Marriage Announcements:  Frank Anton/Amalia Klingler

Marriage Index:  Added more names and updated

Research Resources:  added source for photos

Birth Index:  Added more names and updated


 August 1, 2017

News-visit: Conrad Iverson

History:  Swine Industry In Renville County

Births:  Birth Index of Renville County

Marriages:  Marriage Index

Bios:  Peter Wigdahl


JULY 1, 2017

Bio's:  Pere N. Chelin, John Kromer, Carl Koshnick

Schools: The Minnesota Educational System

History:  Physicians and Surgeons-The Tubercular Sanitarium


JUNE 1, 2017

Bio's : Herman W. Mielke, Amund Knutson, Carrie (Elke) Knutson, Christopher Hanson, Herman Yunker, Jacob J. Kromer, Nels Dahlgren

Schools:  Pioneer Education in Renville County

News-Misc:  M. J. Whetston-Auto accident


MAY 1, 2017

OBITS:  A.H. Anderson, Mrs. Herman Becker, Hugh Carrigan, Edgar, E. Cook, Hiram Tilly Crawford, Daniel Haire, John H. Dickmeyer, Matthew Donohue, Axel Englund, Storke Erickson, Ada Filbert, Mrs. M. J. Filbert, Edward Holten, J. S. Kelverhouse, Thomas Leary, Dr. George McBroom, Robert McKinley, William Mitchell, James O'Hara, Iver Olson, Michael Regan, Thomas Reid, Elias Scott, Francis Shoemaker, Baby Torgerson, Mrs. John Welch, John Welsh, Mrs. Werner

News-Crime:  1916 Trio of Men Held for Holdup Near Renville

News-People:  Miller Brothers, Etta O'Connor-Story written in 8th grade, Floyd Reich-Story written in 7th grade.

News-Fire:  Renville School-House Burned 1919.

News-Misc:  Hog Cholera Near Morton

News-Community:  Misses Doyel and Fish Teachers

Bio's-M:  Charles A. McCann


APRIL 2017

OBITS:  Curran Children, Mrs. Irene McKinley, Caroline Heerdt. Mr. and Mrs. John Larson, John Thavis

NEWS-COMMUNITY:  1920-Renville

CRIME:  K. Larson, L. H. Parker, Albert Riegle

PEOPLE:  Paul Koeppen, August Johnson, Thomas Torhenson, Mr. Stokes, Mrs. Lee

WEATHER ITEMS:  1881 Terrible Tornado, 1885-Deep Snow, 1886 Heavy Snow Storm, 1887 Hundreds Snow-Bound, 1887 Snow Blockades, 1892 Hardest Storm in Years

SIOUX OUTBREAK:  Chapter XII-Battle of Birch Coulee,

MARCH 2017
SIOUX UPRISING: Updated listing of victims and survivors.
SIOUX UPRISING: Augusta Krieger survivor stories, Minnie Buce survivor story (5 killed, 3 survived kidnapping), Mary Schwandt Story (4 killed, 1 kidnapped, 1 escaped)
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments - Birch Coolee Monument
SIOUX UPRISING: Battle of Birch Coulee, Remembering Birch Coulee
NEWS-WEATHER: Deadly 1881 Tornado
MARRIAGES: Reagon-Reardon - submitted by Robin Line 

PEOPLE: Charlie Hopkins - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1885-Buffalo Lake - submitted by Robin Line

OBITS: Joseph Schneider, Terrence Brazil, Charles Evers submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Christ Bartelson, Victim
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Urania S. White's Story

OBITS: Benjamin Strauman submitted by Robin Line
SIOUX UPRISING: Victims-69 victims listed plus the fates of family members,
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Wickman Family Story, Nathan Dexter White, In depth story by Nancy (McClure) Faribault, Justina Krieger's Story
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments-1894 Birch Coulee (2),
SIOUX UPRISING: Follow Up-Gus Godfrey Obit

JULY 2016
OBITS: James Kortak, Ellen Knauf, Mrs. G. O. Lunder
PEOPLE: John Loftnes
NEWS-FIRE: 1888-John Rogers, 1886-Bird Island Fire, Keoke Bros. Mill, 1883-W. Ladd
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1892-Democratic Convention, 1886-Official Vote by County, 1886-Renville County Republicans, 1892-Renville Results
NEWS-WEATHER: 1904-Farm damage for Potter, Judd, Hoagland, Hodgen, Shields, Noble, Behrns, Southers and Silkers, 1880-October Blizzard
NEWS-CRIME: John E. K. Leavesk, Peter Buterly, John Hogan-victim

PEOPLE: John Yanke
WILLS/PROBATE: Charles F. Remicke
NEWS-WEATHER: 1892-Wind and Rain, 1895-Drought Ends
NEWS-CRIME: John Nordton

JULY 2015
BIRTHS: Carlson twins
COURT: 1899-Renville County Seat
SCHOOL: 1899-Renville Graduation

MAY 2015
OBITS: Charles Fisherman
NEWS-VISIT: Robert Dagner, B. W. Schonweiter, Mrs. O. C. Evanson
NEWS-PEOPLE: Robert O. Dagner, W. C. White, W. H. Graham
NEWS-WEATHER: 1891-August Frost

MARCH 2015
OBITS: Mrs. G. O. Lunder, Mrs. K. Lunder, Algot Carlson
MARRIAGE-NEWS: Heaney-Smith, Stilli-Hess
WILLS: Thorstein B. Veblen
NEWS-WEATHER: 1896-Winter Storm, 1896-Hector Tornado, 1897-Flood
NEWS-PEOPLE: Frank Hodgdon
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1955-Russians Dance
NEWS-CRIME: 1897-Robbers Caught
NEWS-FIRE: 1900-Fire at Hector

MARRIAGES: Halvorson-Truman
NEWS-Community: Crop Damage 1895
NEWS-Weather:Wind Storm 1895
NEWS-People: Gilbert Mathinson; C. M. Thomas

Summer 2014: Korean War & Vietnam Casualties - transcribed by Curt Wiebusch
History (Cities & Villages) - Bird Island, Buffalo Lake, Danube, Fairfax, Franklin, Hector, Morton, Olivia, Sacred Heart) - transcribed by Jan Grant

March 2014: Bios: Carruth, Cheney, Corey, Dustrud (2), Dworshak, Foster, Hoffman, Kuester (3), McEwen, Olson, Pregler, Reineke, Ristvedt, Scheffler, Schmidt (2), Zumwinkle (2) - transcribed by Elaine Goodwin
Bios: Davis, Kurtz, Lindeman (3) - transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Monuments and Markers; and Pioneer Development - both transcribed by Bobby Dobbins Title
Newspapers - transcribed by Susan Geist

Feb. 2014: Obit: Haire - transcribed by Veneta McKinney
Bios from "History of Renville County Minnesota" (1916)

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Marriage Certificate: Tout - Byington

June 2013: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church - History (1896-1986) and Confirmations

May 2013: Obits: Becherer, Bruske, Dallman, Dodge, Kirwan, Mesick, Olson, Palmund, Renville, Ziegenhagen
Marriages: Albrecht – Schiel; Gullickson - Johnson; Larson - Lideen; Lee - Docken

Mar. 2013: Church Records: St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Renville) Baptisms, Funerals & Marriages (1886-1986)

May 2012: Obits: Brown, Dallmann; Bio: Allen

Apr. 2012: Bios: Effertz, Peterson

Mar. 2012: Death Index 1908-1910; History: Early Settlements (1916) Bios: Crassweller, Hall

Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; History: County Commissioners & County Officers; Bios: Coffin, Dowling, Eggert, Harrier, Hodgdon, McEwen, Okins, Richards, Sheppard

Jan 2012: Marr. Ann for NELLERMOE-HOUGH; County History and description

Previous Updates:
Obituaries of Mr. & Mrs. Wm Hershberger; Misc. News Story for BAKER; 1860 Federal Census

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