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Louis Bandemer
Source: Broad Axe (St. Paul, MN) Thursday, February 6, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

List of Patents issued last week to Northwestern Inventors.
Louis Bandemer, Plato, Minn., wire stretcher.


Gertrude Bergman
Source: The Bemidji Daily Pioneer (Bemidji, MN) September 4, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Miss Gertrude Bergman returned last evening to take up her second season's work as trimmer for Miss Hetland. Miss Bergman has been spending the summer at her home in Plato, Minn., but for the last two or three weeks has been studying styles in the Chicago and St. Paul wholesale houses.


Henry Bergman
Source: Boston Herald (Boston, MA) Wednesday, October 16, 1889; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BUSINESS TROUBLES
Henry Bergman, dealer in hardware, etc. Plato, Minn., has been attached.


William Cairncross
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) December 6, 1901; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

THE BEEKEEPERS
Problems of Beekeepers Discussed at Morning Session.

Three papers were presented at the morning session of the Minnesota Bee-Keepers' Association. They were, "Large Hives and Prolific Queens," W. J. Sahmann, Bruce Wis.' "Queen Rearing," G. R. Frye, River Falls, Wis.' And "Some of My Experiences in Keeping Bees Fifty Years," William Cairncross, Plato, Minn.

The meeting closed with the afternoon session, the program for which follows: Song, "Hum of the Bees in the Apple Tree Bloom," little Miss Ethel Acklin, St. Paul, Minn.; "Disposing of the Honey Crop to the Best Advantage," A. D. Shepard, River Falls, Wis.; "Wintering Bees," J. B. Dexter, Staples, Minn.; "Bucking Against Nature with Bees," John Collins, Wyoming, Minn.; Piano duet, Leonard brothers, Minneapolis. Election of officers. Question box.


Fadden Brothers
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) July 30, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BUFFALO LAKE, MINN.-Fadden Brothers of Plato have sold their creamery here to Mr. Hays of Minneapolis, who takes possession Aug. 1.


Fred Hartwig
[Source: The Hastings Conserver (MN) Tuesday, November 6, 1866; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]
From The Glencoe Register, 1st.
McLEOD COUNTY. Fred Hartwig five miles from Hutchinson, lost a fine mare last Wednesday night, valued at $250. We shall have to organize a vigilance committee for the accommodation of these scamps.


Arnold Hawkinson
Source: Lincoln County Leader (Toledo, OR) October 29, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
R. S. Van Cleve received a letter this week from Arnold Hawkinson, who was here with the Spruce production, being stationed at Camp A. Mr. Hawkinson is now County Agent at Glencoe, Minn. He says he often thinks of Toledo and would like to come back and see the many friends he made while here. He sent his personal regards to them.


Paul Hetrich
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) June 28, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Paul Hetrich, whose home is in Plato, Minn., is missing. He was injured in an accident at Albany, Minn., recently, and came to Minneapolis over the Great Northern intending to continue his journey to his home. Since arriving here, nothing has been heard from him.

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LOOKING FOR HIS SON
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) July 2, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Rev. Paul Hertrick of Plato, Minn. Here For That Purpose.
Rev. Paul Hertrick of Plato, Minn., was in the city yesterday, searching for his son, who mysteriously disappeared June 15. The young man was working as a carpenter at Albany, Minn., and fell from a scaffold, receiving painful injuries. He was placed on a Great Northern train and sent to Minneapolis for treatment. He reached Minneapolis, but no trace of him has been found since.

Mr. Hertrick says that the train crew told him the boy was met at the depot by the ambulance from St. Barnabas hospital, but an investigation reveals the fact that the young man was never taken there. It has also been learned that the young man was accompanied by a young woman who seemed to take a great deal of interest in him. Mr. Hertrick fears that the boy has met with foul play.

Young Hertrick attended Concordia college in St. Paul last winter and went to work as a carpenter to get money for another year's expenses in the school. He is a young man of good habits and his friends are greatly worried over his disappearance.


Johann Hoch
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (MN) February 23, 1905; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

NEW HOCH STORY
Man of Many Wives Recognized as Former Pastor at Wadena.

Wadena, Minn., Feb. 23.-Many of the older residents of Wadena recognized in the published pictures of the much-married Johann Hoch of Chicago the pastor the German Lutheran church here who went by the name of Rev. C. F. Spahr and who lived in Wadena with his wife and two children, thirteen years ago.

Rev. Mr. Spahr after a few months' residence was asked by his parishioners to vacate. He moved from here to Perham, where he was also required to give up his pastorate. Then he went to Biscay, Minn., where he left his family and went to California. [See McLeod County Church News, 1898].


R. Ingal
Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, SD) Saturday, August 4, 1923; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

FIRST TIME HERE IN THIRTY-TWO YEARS.
R. Ingal of Biscay, Minn., who was a resident of Aberdeen thirty-two years ago and who has not visited this city since he left at that tiem, is in the city a guest at the Empire Hotel.

Mr Ingal is en route to visit North Dakota for a visit with friends and he halted in Aberdeen to get a glimpse of his old stamping ground.

Mr. Ingal stated last evening that thirty-two years has made a vast difference in the Aberdeen which was his earlier day home and that he would hardly recognize the city as the same place which he knew then. The growth of the city astonished him. He made inquiry for a number of the friends he knew here in former days and started upon a search for some of them and also to have a squint at the town before he retired for the night.


John Kerstner
Source: St. Paul Daily Glove (St. Paul, MN) November 13, 1888; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Molasses and Eggs.
Plato, Minn., Nov. 12.-John Kerstner and wife, known as the Organ Grinders, were given a taste of martial law this evening. Being known as prostitutes of the worst type, they were warned to leave town, and refusing, they were unceremoniously treated to molasses and feathers with rotten eggs for dessert. Not appreciating this treatment they left on the 8:40 train, going west. This should serve as a warning to parties of like character to give Plato a wide berth.


William Mathews
Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) March 1, 1902; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

THINK HIM INSANE
Mathews' Friends Believe That Accounts For His Crime.

NEWS OF ROBBERY SHOCKED THEM.
They Say He Had Been Acting Strangely Before His Disappearance Saturday.

William Mathews, of 2622 Bloomington avenue S., was insane when he held up and robbed the cashier of the Bank of Plato, Minn., near Glencoe, yesterday morning. This is the firm belief of his relatives and friends. Mathews was a fireman on the Hastings & Dakota division of the Milwaukee road and was universally known as an upright man. Within the past month, however, he has been acting strangely at times, and it was feared that his mind was affected. Last Tuesday he drew his pay and did not return home. Nothing was heard from him until the news came from Glencoe, Mrs. Mathew's former home, that he was under arrest for highway robbery. Mathews' brother who is an engineer on the Milwaukee road, has gone to Glencoe. Mathews has been bound over to the next term of the district court, which convenes in May, at Glencoe.

Relatives and friends of Mathews were astounded yesterday when they heard of the affair. Mathews' peculiar actions and speech of late have aroused the fear that his mind is unbalanced, and an effort will be made to have an examination at once as to the man's sanity. He had been a locomotive fireman on the Milwaukee road for several years, and prior to his service in the cab was employed by the same road as brakeman. Recently he passed an examination and was given his promotion to the position of engineer and was working in that capacity at times as a substitute. He is said to have been first in line for promotion.


James Mullin
Source: Winthrop New (MN) Nov. 3, 1932, page 3; submitted by Robin Line.

BROWNTON.
James Mullin is in receipt of a letter from Chas. Reil at San Jose, Calif., and he says that he has been doing some fishing in the ocean and caught bass that weighed as high as 25 pounds. Kapplan says that if Chas. could get a cane pole big enough he would go out and help him catch some of those big bass.


Ancher Nelson
[Source: Winthrop News (MN) Dec. 8, 1932, page 4; submitted by Robin Line]
(Bulletin, Thursday, Dec. 1)
Ancher Nelson, farmer residing near Hutchinson was again elected to serve as president of the School Officers Association for another year at a meeting held in the Hutchinson High School auditorium on Saturday, Nov. 19. Those from this vicinity who were elected to serve on the executive board are Louis Ewald, Sumter; H.B. Opitz, Penn; Mrs. Bertha Kalenberg, Collins and Mrs. Mary Nutter, Round Grove. There were about 200 school officers present at the annual meeting.


Simon and Anderson Niccum
Source: Little Falls Transcript (Little Falls, MN) January 11, 1884; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A stabbing affray occurred at Plato, McLeod county, Minn., on the night of the 2d inst., about 12 o'clock, in which two brothers, named Simon and Anderson Niccum, came very near losing their lives, they having received several knife cuts, which may yet prove fatal. The injuries were received in a row at a dance, it being impossible to ascertain who did the cutting.


Howard Quade
Source: Winthrop News (MN) Nov. 10, 1932, page 4; submitted by Robin Line.

Hutchinson-While harvesting onions Howard Quade and Paul Schultz saw a flock of geese flying south. By the time they brought a gun the geese were too high for a shot. In an automobile they followed the flock for more than twelve miles, past Brownton, before coming within range, but they got their goose.


A. L. Radke
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) November 6,1 912; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

A. L. Radke, Plato, Minn., won the national championship with a score of 97.5 per cent and is the champion buttermaker of the United States. He received a gold medal. Senius Nelson of New Prague is the second best buttermaker and has received a silver medal. Minnesota won the grand sweepstakes prize over all other states with an average score of 92.86 per cent for forty-three entries. Wisconsin was a close second with 92.83 per cent.

The national dairy show formerly took place with the National Creamery Buttermakers' association. Minnesota has won eight of the sweepstakes banners in ten years. This was the first show of dairy products alone and Minnesota will now go after the prizes at the spring show of the creamery buttermakers.


Walter Schatz
[Source: Winthrop News (MN) Dec. 8, 1932, page 4; submitted by Robin Line]
(Bulletin, Thursday, Dec. 1)
Walter Schatz, a former athlete of Brownton High School is making a bid for a forward on the Macalester College basketball team which started practicing recently. Walter was one of the varsity squad last year but was used mostly as a reserve. He is one of the four letterman back this year and is favored as one of the regulars for the squad.


Herman Schemmelpfennig
Source: The Ward County Independent (Minot, ND) February 17, 1921; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Herman Schemmelpfennig, wife and children, from near Burlington, returned recently from a three weeks' visit at Brownton, Minn., Herman's boyhood home. He says the farmers of McLeod county, Minn., are in much worse condition than those of North Dakota, and he returned better satisfied than ever with our own state. Herman is a good farmer. He crops a section of land yearly and will put in 40 acres of corn this year. He has twice won the premium for squaw corn at the Ward county Corn and Potato show. He will grow 20 acres of potatoes this year. He has fine horses and makes it a rule to cover twenty miles in the field each day.


L. C. Simmons
Source: Sunday Oregonian (Portland, OR) December 3, 1916; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BANKER PEDESTRIAN WALKS.
St. Paul, Nov. 27. - L. C. Simmons, president of the Twin City State Bank, Raymond and University avenues, returned from a 60-mile walk to Glencoe, Minn., on his 50th birthday. The birthday was Friday, but he started early Thursday on the trip which he finished Friday night, walking an average of four miles an hour. He returned yesterday by train, after visiting his brother, Henry Simons, of Glencoe, Mr. Simons is one of the most faithful pedestrians in St. Paul, frequently walking from the bank of the Downtown section of St. Paul, a distance of five miles.


Edward H. Ulrich
Source: Warren Sheaf (MN) April 14, 1920; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Minneapolis.-Thirty-three thousand dollars was paid for the pure bred Holstein bull "Duke Pietertje Korndyke Ormsby," at the second annual sale of the Minnesota Holstein Breeders' association held at Mineral Springs stock farm, Savage. The animal was purchased by Dr. H. P. Fisher of Shakopee. It was formerly owned by Edward H. Ulrich, proprietor of a pure bred Holstein stock farm at Biscay, Minn.


W. T. Washburn
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (ND) Wednesday, December 20, 1882; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

W. T. Washburn of Glencoe, Minn., arrived in the city yesterday, and has excepted a position on the editorial staff of THE HERALD.


Miss Wegner
Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) September 4, 1907; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
LANSING.
Our village school teachers arrived here Saturday. Miss Wegner of Plato, Minn., and Miss Dumphy of Preston. School began Tuesday morning.

Source: Mower County Transcript (Lansing, MN) June 3, 1908; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
LANSING
Our village school closed Friday with a picnic. Miss Emma Wegner leaving Monday for her home in Plato, Minn., and Miss Margaret Dumphy went to Oakland to visit her sister, who is teaching there.




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