Named for the French word for "thousand lakes"
Mille Lacs county was formed by cleaving off the eastern-most portion of Benton County, Minnesota. The original Mille Lacs County consisted of portion of the contemporary Mille Lacs County east of the west branch of the Rum River and two townships now part of Isanti County, adjacent to Mille Lacs County. In 1858, the 12 townships forming the contemporary southern 10 townships of Mille Lacs County and the 2 northwestern townships in Isanti County were organized apart from either Benton or Mille Lacs County to form Monroe County, leaving the northern "Square Top-knot" as the Mille Lacs County. In 1860, Monroe and Mille Lacs Counties merged. Shortly thereafter, the two southeastern townships were transferred to Isanti County, forming the contemporary boundaries for the county.
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CENSUS: 1880 Mortality Schedule transcribed and submitted by Tina Alberti
The following submitted by Jacob and Tina Alberti
OBITS:Alexander Camp, Daniel Bonney, Mrs. Edward Mulder, Albert Dalchow, Edward Freer, Mrs. Edward Mulder, Minnie Galinas, Mrs. Wm. Lambrecht, Alberdine Young, Veona Young, Edmund Young, Fred Young, Ezra Wheeler, Ida Hughes, aka Tillie Shaw, Oscar Warner, Tom Robeson, S. J. Morris, Mike Madigan, Groff child, Annie Gile, Sarah Chalmers, Anna Anderson, Peter Carr, Applegate Baby, Mrs. Isaac Boobar, Daniel Boteau, John Wikstrom, Arnold Yzerman, John Wikstrom, Mrs. George Robbinson, Mrs. Anna C. Nelson, Victoria Lafontisee, Mrs. L. Farber, Hissam Child, Eveline Greenbush, Claude Ellington Fenley,
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Clarence Douglas, Theodore Hatcher, Mrs. E. C. Gile and Daugher, Victoria Lafontisee, Nick School
COURT: A. Fred and Alberdine Young, Lulu Myrtle Hissam
Transcribed by Jacob Alberti:
OBITS: Georgia Donnelly, Myron Harper, Carl Johnson, Mrs. Gust Johnson, Herbert Barneke, Daisy Bloomingdale, J. L. Bloomingdale, Mrs. Alexander Chisholm, Mrs. A. T. Chisholm, Charles Erickson, Margaret Henry, Howard Infant, Gideon B. Reeves, William M. Simpson
NEWS-FIRES: 1909-Balfanz Home
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OBITS: Lottie Guslander, Guslander Baby, Mrs. James Griffin, Isaiah S. Gould, Phineas Gates, D. A. Caley, Charles Gaulier, Mrs. B. T. Mossman, William Meyer, Jennie Elder, August G. Gerth, Mrs. A. N. Holm, Paul W. Holm, M. J. Jaax, Mrs. M. B. Jennison, Mrs. Enos Jones, Martha Olson, Claude W. Tilley
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