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Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Largest city: Glenwood
The county was named for General John Pope who had traveled through the area in 1849 as part of an exploration expedition.
Pope County was created 20 Feb 1862. Until it was organized on 4 Sep 1866, it was attached to Stearns County. This means that during the time period between creation and organization, records pertaining to Pope County should be found in the records of Stearns County.
The county seat was originally Stockholm, but has been Glenwood since the first election, in 1866.
The population of Pope County is about 11,000 people with a strong Scandinavian heritage.
BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH: 60th Anniversary, 100th Anniversary Program
CHURCH NEWS: Bethany To Celebrate Sixtieth Anniversary
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 13:
Corrections - last three names were previously identified as Rueben Eliason Family, but they were actually three single people added to the membership by confirmation in 1935.
OBITS: Hans Johnshoy, Mrs. Chris O. Wah-e, Unnamed Death
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 2: Corrections to Carl Fredrickson Family
1937 STARBUCK TIMES WHO'S WHO:
A.N. Thorstad, Henry Hanson, B.M. Johnson, Rudy Hanson, Myrtle Kvenvold, O.V. Byhre, Albert Pederson, John Skoglund, Elmer Pearson, H.K. Myking, Anton Ness, S.O. Koland, P.B. Peterson, Hilmen Stadsvold, Lorraine Blixseth, C.R. Johnson, M.B. Stoen, Dr. W.W. Larson, Dr. A.F. Giesen, Ed Chalenberg, A.K. Moen, C.G. Pederson, Tilman Smedstad, Ole Ophaug, Alfred Aaberg, Otto Olson, A.H. Dreyer, W.A. Peterson, Ole Berg, Rodberg and Schroeder Hardware, D.A. Eby, Lewis Stenson, C.M. Pederson, Oscar Hippe, Raymond Rosby, Gilman Heegard, George Noyes, Olaf Wollan, W.C. Torgerson, Edward S. Olson, Elling Christenson, John Evjen, Henry Nodland, Wm. Merrill, Lars Hanson, Carl Lien, Otto Boening, Peterson's Store, Arnold Dullum
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