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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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SEPTEMBER 2017
STATE HOSPITAL: Administrative - 1901-W. J. Yanz, Robert Carmichael, 1890-80 patients transferred, 1893-25 Patients moved
STATE HOSPITAL: Escapes - Arthur Thomas Merry
STATE HOSPITAL: General News - Railroading people to madhouses
STATE HOSPITAL: Former Patients - Albert Olson, A. DeLacy Wood, Henry Ziemer, Peter Beargrease
STATE HOSPITAL: Patients - Ole Paulson, Mrs. John Cowick, John Peterson, J. G. Rolfstad, John Reiner, A. Delacy Wood, Gertie Sophia Erickson, Mathilda Peterson, Robert F. Brooks, August Craft, John Nelson, Peter Hyland, Eliza Barr, Herman Woodke, Anna Lica, Angus McDonald, Mrs. Sigrid Jorstad, Magnus T. Gundmundson, T. S. Burlingame, Charlotte Lankopf, Israel Israelson, P. J. Larson, Aslak and Even Heldal, Mary Miller, Mrs. Comer, Anton O. Hystad, Amalia Hanson, Kari Johnson, M. A. Goar, Emilia Kehna, Mrs. Brooks, Mrs. O. E. Hoyt, Sara Johnson, Mrs. Miller, Edward Phillips, Ida Folber, John Nemetz, Ignatz Loudenbach, A. C. Nelson, John Petterson, Herman Louis Manck, Mary Brausen, Edward McGray, Nels O. Johnson, Tina McDonald, Mrs. Charles Welin, Frank Hoskins, C. J. Anderson, Asa Bradley, John Reiner, Lars Manfloen, Mary O. Glidden, Carl L. Larson, Ami Cutter, Frank Schwartz, Sigrid Anderson, Sadie Grant, Pernille Bendickson, Amelia Stafford, Amelia Hanson, Mr. Elip
Submitted by Robin Line
BUSINESS: W. M. and John Naylor
NEWS-ILLNESS/INJURY: Tollef Nelson
OBITS: Tollef Nelson, George DeWitt, Peter Nylen, Lewis Felber

JUNE 2017
OFFICIALS: 1878 Public Officials
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Partial Gazetteer
MILITARY: 1917 Home Guard Roster
MILITARY-BIOS: Reuben E. Araskog, Eldon Hahn, Edwin W. Truhn, Joseph Moritz Grolimund, Lloyd Streeter, Wesley D. Kaulum, John Jacob Siegert, Joseph Andreas Kowalsky, Robert Anton Kowalsky, James Claud Wayman, Herman C. W. Haarstick, James Francis La Plante, Palmer Tommerdahl, Ralph W. Adams, Albert Balken, Alfred M. Loktu, George Alton Barsness, Samuel H. Wilcox, Rudolph Halvorson, Lester Hamilton Drake, Hiram Irie Slatten, William A. Nelson, Johnny Nelson, William Lester Gray, David Lightfoot, Judson U. Kemmer
Submitted by Robin Line
OBIT: David Hill and Son
NEWS-ILLNESS: Merril Langness, Nels Eden
NEWS-CRIME: 1902-Blind Pig Cases
NEWS-FIRE: 1890-Clitherall Fire
SCHOOL: Caroline Slinde

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