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County Information
Founded March 18, 1858
Named for Otter Tail Lake and Otter Tail River
Seat Fergus Falls
Largest city Fergus Falls

Otter Tail County was established in March 1858 by a legislative act. It was organized in 1868. The original county seat was Ottertail City. The people of Fergus Falls organized a new county named Holcomb. In 1872, a legislative act abolished Holcomb County, added additional townships to the west, and established Fergus Falls as the county seat of Otter Tail County.


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JULY 2015
CHURCHES: 1915-Church Robbed
FAMILIES: Goulding (including Allen) Reunion
WILLS & PROBATE: Katie Hogstadt

MARCH 2015
MILITARY: WWI Bios - George Bergem, August Emil Boeder, K. Wilton Gludt, Alfred Gehard Lodin, Andrew Clambey, Miles Henry Martin, John Herman Harwarth, Thore Thoreson, Helmer Paulson, Geoffrey H. Nelson, Harold Theodore Swenson, Arthur Baldwin Thomas, Peter J. Bell, Joseph Albert Elliott, Otto C. Arnquist, Erdroy Alexander Peterson, James W. Stinar, Henry S. Holbrook, John Holt, Axel Buseth
CEMETERIES: Leah Mary Jennen burial at St. Otto’s Cemetery , contributed by Kathryn.
OBITS: Mary (Tomhave) Schuetze, John J. Tomhave, Emelie (Tomhave) Bjerkness, John C. Tomhave, Bertha (Tomhave) Pergande, Dale W. Tomhave, all transcribed and contributed by Sheri Sexton.

JANUARY 2015
OBITS: Henry Tomhave, John Tomhave, Sr. transcribed and contributed by Sheri Sexton
NEWS: (visit relatives) William Gilmer, Mrs. S. B. Beininger
NEWS: (illness) Mrs. Eichmiller

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