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John Bernhard
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
On Wednesday six indictments were returned against Jno. Bernhard of Potsdam, for running a blind pig. He has left for other parts.


Samuel Ferguson
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
Samuel Ferguson, charged with larceny pleaded not guilty and took four days to prepare for trial. Thomas Spillane will defend him.


Jens Frandsen
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
Jens Frandsen of this city, was admitted full citizenship.


Ralph Hurd
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
Ralph Hurd was arraigned on the charge of larceny, in the second degree for stealing a suit of clothes and an overcoat from Herman Reinke of Potsdam. Thos. Spillane was assigned to defend him, and he pleaded not guilty after taking 24 hours to consider it, afterwards changing his plea to guilty.


Hurlbut & Coe vs. Knight
[Source: Rochester City News (Rochester, MN) Nov. 9, 1859] mkk
DISTRICT COURT - Olmsted County, ss. William D. Hurlbut and James N. Coe, against Joseph H. Knight. To the above named defendant: You are hereby summoned and required to answer the complaint of the above named Plaintiffs which was on the 22d day of October, 1859, filed in the office of the clerk of this Court in and for Olmsted county, Minnesota, and to serve a copy of your answer thereto upon the subscriber at his office in ROchester in said county, within twenty days after the service hereof, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer said complaint as hereby required, the Plaintiffs will take judgement against you for the sum of two hundred and thirty-four dollars, with interest thereon from the 1st day of November, 1857, at the rate of thirty per cent per annum, besides costs of this action.
CHAS C. WILLSON, Plff's Att'y.


Fredrick Krahn
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
Fredrick Krahn was arraigned on an indictment, charging him with the seduction of his step-daughter, Emma Sinkfiel.


M. C. La Monte
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
M. C. La Monte, the one armed rubber stamp peddler, was arraigned on two indictments, one for the abduction and the other for seduction of Miss Bertha Jacobson on Nov. 27th. He took 24 hours to plead and Thomas Spillane was assigned to defend him. He put in a plea of not guilty but afterwards changed it to guilty to the charge of seduction. He was sent back to jail to await a sentence.


Lowry vs. Rowley & Atchinson
[Source: Rochester City News (Rochester, MN) Nov. 9, 1859] mkk
DISTRICT COURT - county of Olmsted, State of Minnesota. 3d Judicial District. William D. Lowry against Robert P. Rowley and Frederic Atchinson. To Robert P. Rowley and Frederic Atchinson, defendants: You are hereby summoned to answer the complaint of William D. Lowry, plaintiff, which is filed in the office of the clerk of the District Court in and for said county of Olmsted, and to serve a copy of your answer to said complaint on the subscriber at his office in the city of Rochester, in the county of Olmsted and State of Minnesota, within twenty days after the service of this summons on you, exclusive of the day of such service, and if you fail to answer said complaint, as hereby required, the plaintiff will apply to the court for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated, Rochester, Oct. 29th, 1859.
P. M. TOLBERT, Plff's Atty.


Fred McCabe
Source: The Record and Union (Rochester, MN), December 14, 1894; submitted by Robin Line
District Court.
Fred McCabe withdrew his plea of not guilty and changed it to guilty of driving off the horse and buggy belonging to A. R. Cook of North Rochester. J. A. Bear, attorney for defendant asked for the mercy of the court, inasmuch as the prisoner was drunk when he committed the act and had remained in jail 60 days already. After some questioning the judge sentenced the prisoner to 90 days imprisonment or a fine of $90.


McCANN and MARKS vs. SPSC RR Co.
Source: Minnesotian-Herald (30 Nov. 1872)

The Commissioner of the General Land Office has just decided the cases of Joseph McCann and John Marks, of Pleasant Grove, Olmsted county, against the St. Paul & Sioux City Railroad Company, in favor of the former. The land claimed had been settled upon as a pre-emption claim prior to the grant to the railroad company, and being abandoned by the claimant, the Commissioner holds that it reverted to the government instead of the company, and is subject to homestead entry.


JUDGMENT ORDERED PAID (Wagoner vs. City of Rochester)
Source: The Daily Post and Record, Rochester, Minnesota, April 1, 1915

Successful Suit of Mrs. Emma Wagoner Against the Municipality
At one of the city council meetings Wednesday the aldermen ordered that the judgment rendered by the district court in the suit of Mrs. Emma Wagoner versus the City of Rochester be paid. This suit arose out of the proposed opening of Sixth street west of Grant, which was halted on account of technicalities arising from the signing and publication of a proposed charter amendment. Mrs. Wagoner was given the judgment some weeks ago by Judge Snow.

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