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Clara Barker
Source: The Brainerd Daily Dispatch (MN) June 10, 1909; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Miss Clara Barker, who has been teaching at Arco, Minn., has completed her school work and returned home today.

Frank Carlisle
Source: The Hood River News (OR) May 3, 1911; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Frank Carlisle, of Lake Benton, Minn., residing temporarily in Portland, spent several days here last week looking for an investment in land. Mr. Carlisle is an acquaintance of C. P. Sonnichsen of the News, and was much impressed with Hood River.

Erick E. Esbelien
Source: Greensboro News (NC) Sunday, January 8, 1928; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Fort Leavenworth, Kas.-(AP)-The army school for chaplains of the reserve corps will have a total enrollment of one chaplain when the two members of the faculty call the class to order. The Rev. Erick Engbretsen Esbelien of Hendricks, Minn., a first lieutenant in the chaplain reserve, is sure of first honors at the graduation exercises in March after he completes several weeks of instruction.

Otto and Arvin Hovde
Source: Omaha World Herald (Omaha, NE) Tuesday, July 13, 1926; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Neither is Seriously Hurt, but Plane is Believed to Be Damaged Beyond Repair.

Two brothers, Otto and Arvin Hovde, of Hendricks, Minn., on an air jaunt about the country, crashed as they took off at the Fort Crook field early today. Neither was seriously hurt, was said at the post hospital, where their minor injuries were treated.

The plane had risen only about fifty feet when the pilot, apparently believing he was not rising fast enough to clear the hills, turned sharply and the plane crashed to the ground They were headed at the time for Sioux City.

Knute Iverson
Source: Morning Oregonian (Portland, OR) June 12, 1913; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Columbia George's Trial is Postponed.

Peculiar Question of Identity Suddenly Arises When Seattle Authorities Arrest Knute Iverson, Benton, Minn., Man.

PENDLETON, Or., June 11. - (Special.) - Owing to the inability to secure witnesses at this time, the case of Columbia George, and Indian, has been postponed. The defense asserts that Knute Iverson, a white man, formerly employed on Sam Bittner's ranch on the Umatilla Reservation, two miles and a half east of this city, slew Mrs. A. C. Temot, and aged squaw, July 6, 1912, on Bittner's place near the bank of the Umatilla River. The Government representatives want time to investigate. The defense will not resist their request.

One of the most peculiar questions of identity that ever puzzled the local authorities has suddenly put the prosecution at sea. A man giving his name at Knut Iverson and claiming Benton, Minn., as his old home, was arrested in Seattle, Wash., May 20 last, by Detectives Barton and Hart of that city, on a charge of having murderously assaulted August Volcrack with a flatiron. He later confessed that he battered Volcrack's head and also admitted that he had murdered two persons, according to the Seattle police.

Attorney H. H. Raley, counsel for Columbia George, avers that the Knute Iverson who is being held in Seattle is the Knute Iverson who worked on the Bittner ranch and left on the evening of the day following the brutal murder of Temot. Raley bases his claim upon the identification of a photograph of the Seattle prisoner as being a picture of the Knute Iverson who was employed by Bittner, according to a number of witnesses who knew the ranch hand.

The Seattle suspect is described as having light blue eyes, a sandy mustache and brown hair, and being of medium slender build, with a gold cap on one of his lower left teeth. The bridge of his nose has also been broken and "crooks" to the right, according to the Seattle chief of police.

Several persons who knew the Knute Iverson who is accused declare that he answers this description. Further suspicion attaches to him because, although the authorities hunted for him for months because he was wanted as a witness, they could find no trace of him. Bittner, it now develops, was informed by Iverson that he had to quit his job suddenly in order to hurry to Vale, Or., to take up certain land as a homestead, which he feared some one else might file upon. Acting upon this advice, Colonel Raley sent out inquiries to the postmaster at Vale and the register of the Land Office for that district, but they knew nothing about him.

Various witnesses are weaving a coil of circumstantial evidence about Iverson. Two Indian who were shown photographs of the Seattle suspect positively identified it as that of the Iverson accused by Columbia George. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Gervais and their young daughter, Samuel Bittner and M. Noyer lived at the Bittner ranch. The first four named said that the picture looked like Iverson. Noyer said it didn't.

The case may go over until September, pending investigation by Mr. Reames. If the prosecution is able to show that the Knute Iverson arrested in Seattle is not the Knute Iverson who worked on the Bittner place, Columbia George's strongest defense will have been wiped out. But if the Seattle suspect is identified at the man wanted here, the Government's case is problematical.

Leona Johnson
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Sunday, September 10, 1922; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Williston, N. D., Sept. 9-Miss Leona Johnson, appointed county school nurse, is expected to arrive soon to take up her duties. Miss Johnson is from Hendricks, Minn., and assumes the position vacated by the resignation of Miss Clara Harter. Miss Johnson has been in charge of a hospital at Kenmare.

Mrs. E. Moustgard
Source: The Eugene Guard (OR) August 23, 1918; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Mrs. E. Moustgard received a telegram Thursday announcing the death of her brother, of Tyler, Minn. The message stated he was killed in a cyclone.

A. W. Pochardt
[Source: The Citizen Republican (Scotland, SD) July 18, 1912, transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]
ABERDEEN - A. W. Pochardt, a blacksmith at Arco, Minn., having read in an Aberdeen dispatch of the arrest of Mrs. Pochardt, of Aberdeen, on a charge of conducting a disorderly house, has written the authorities here asking for the custody of two of the children. He is the divorced husband of the Pochardt woman.

Richard Polesky
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (MN) Sept. 30, 1915; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman.
The funeral of Edward Rockensock was held from the Huffman & O'Leary undertaking rooms at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. S. E. P. White. John Rockensock, a brother of the deceased, from Lyon county and Richard Polesky, a brother-in-law, from Arco, Minn., arrived in the city yesterday and took charge of the arrangements. Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery.

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