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Pope County Minnesota 
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Prior Updates




APRIL 2017

FIRES, FLOODS, TRAIN WRECKS & OTHER CALAMAITES: Fire at Butler House, Andrew Johnson wagon accident
OBITUARIES: Mrs. Anna S. Anderson, Christ Hanson
TAX LISTS: 1913 Personal Property Tax Assessment, Starbuck, page 1; 1913 Personal Property Tax List, Starbuck, page 1
WEATHER NEWS ITEMS: Lightning strike at Johnson home, Lightning strike at Hamre home

MARCH 2017


BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH:
Transfers for Gustaf Johnson and Jenny Westerberg
Report for 100th Anniversary
Letter from Svea Lutheran regarding 100th Anniversary
Letter from Swedberg family regarding 100th Anniversary


BIRTH RECORDS:
Birth Index A 1868-1949 (excerpts)
Birth Register A 1870-1886 (excerpts)


FEBRUARY 2017

BETHANY LUTHERAN CHURCH: 60th Anniversary, 100th Anniversary Program
CHURCH NEWS: Bethany To Celebrate Sixtieth Anniversary

JANUARY 2017
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

OCTOBER 2016
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, LorraineBlixseth, 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, HenryNodland, Wm. Merrill, Lars Hanson, Carl Lien, Otto Boening, Peterson's Store, Arnold Dullum

AUGUST 2016
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 6: Erik Runquist Family (1841), Erik Runquist Family (1873), Albert Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 7: Gustaf Erickson Family, Peter Edin Family, Henning Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 8: Edin Siblings, Eddie Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 9: John Fredrickson Family, Mr. & Mrs. John Leonartson, Bjork Children, John Felt Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 10: Julius Felt Family, Carl Carlson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 11: Theodore Berg Family, Knute Anfinson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 12: Axel Berg Family, Leander Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 13: Friedman Family, Carl Felt Family, Reuben Eliason Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 14: John Anderson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 15: Freddie Runquist Family, Ellsworth Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 16: John Fredrickson Family, David Reuss, Johnny Carlson Family, Marlys Rollofson Transfer
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 17: Arthur Moore Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN BAPTISMS: Beverly Berg, Annette Berg, Leroy Frisell, Earle Runquist, Joyce Seaman, Vernon Lannes, Gary Olson, Donald, Runquist, Larry Berg, Allan Berg, Melvin Wittwer, Dennis Wittwer, Warren Wittwer, Michele Sires, Teresa Berg
BETHANY LUTHERAN CONFIRMATIONS: Cecilia Eliason, Verna Frisell, Gilbert Anderson, Dennis Wittwer, David Reuss, Earle Runquist, Don Runquist, Larry Berg, Sharon Berg, Alan Berg
BETHANY LUTHERAN MARRIAGES: Freddie Runquist & Doris Everson, Walter Christenson & Bernice Anderson, Ralph Seaman & Mildred Berg, Samuel Olson & Esther Berg, Ferdinand Fredrickson & Emma Rundquist, Leander Berg & Adelaine Rorvig, William Sires & Annette Berg, Orlin Swensrud & Annette Sires, Jerrol Halvorson & Sharon Berg, Larry Berg & Verletta Kluver, Allen Berg, Earle Runquist & Maria Van Loon, Donald Runquist & Sandra Nelson
BETHANY LUTHERAN DEATHS AND FUNERALS: Clarence Everson, Anna Carlson, Verner Runquist, Johan Edin, Ernest Runquist, Pauline Fredrickson, Mrs. O.F. Lindquist, Knute Anfinson, Mrs. Eddie Berg, Eddie Berg, Rodney Everson, Hilda Sorenson, Oscar Johnson, Sam Sorenson, Adolph Johnson, Ellsworth Berg, Gunnar Johnson, Charles Branch, Albert Branch, Edith Branch, Theodore Berg, O.F. Lindquist, Beverly Berg, Ragna Everson, Emil Felt, Hilda Johnson, Amanda Lindquist, Caroline Felt, Ferdinand Fredrickson, Raymond Fredrickson, Ellen Berg, Freddie Runquist
BETHANY LUTHERAN TRANSFERS(members received): Peter Edin, Bernice Berg, Adeline Rorvig
BETHANY LUTHERAN LETTERS OF DISMISSION: Carolina Fredrickson, Ellsworth Berg family
BETHANY LUTHERAN: Farm Report letter and press release
BETHANY LUTHERAN ANNIVERSARIES: 75th Anniversary program, Historical Interests
OBITS: Everett Simpson

JUNE 2016
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 2: Carl Fredrickson Family, K.F. Fredrickson Family, Albert Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 3: Henning Fredrickson Family, John Felt Family, Carl Felt Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 4: Erik Lindquist Family, Gustaf Johnson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 5: John J. Berg Family, Carl Felt Family

MARCH 2016
BIRTHS: Florence Berg
FAMILIES - Berg Family Bible
MARRIAGES: Berg-Reese, Gust-Brink, Ruud-Ole
NEWS-CRIME: John E. Johnson
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: Ingwald Kjera
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. G. Nickerson, Joe Jacobson, Tillie and Margaret Jacobson, Mrs. H. E. Olson, Alfred Spangrud, Halvor J. Halvorson, L. W. Toftner, Dena Anderson, Inga Jorgenson
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Deadly Tornado
OBITS: Clifford Squires, Arnold S. Thompson, Ole Erickson
PEOPLE: S. E. Bowldy, Samuel Olson, Ella and Sophia Thornton

JUNE 2016
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 2: Carl Fredrickson Family, K.F. Fredrickson Family, Albert Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 3: Henning Fredrickson Family, John Felt Family, Carl Felt Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 4: Erik Lindquist Family, Gustaf Johnson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 5: John J. Berg Family, Carl Felt Family

MARCH 2016 
BIRTHS: Florence Berg
FAMILIES: John J. Berg Family Bible
MARRIAGES: Berg-Reese, Gust-Brink, Ruud-Ole
NEWS-CRIME: John E. Johnson
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: Ingwald Kjera
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. G. Nickerson, Joe Jacobson, Tillie and Margaret Jacobson, Mrs. H. E. Olson, Alfred Spangrud, Halvor J. Halvorson, L. W. Toftner, Dena Anderson, Inga Jorgenson
NEWS-WEATHER: 1869-Deadly Tornado
OBITS: Clifford Squires, Arnold S. Thompson, Ole Erickson
PEOPLE: S. E. Bowldy, Samuel Olson, Ella and Sophia Thornton

FEBRUARY 2016
PEOPLE: Arne Arneson
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Nels Nelson, Ida E. Hilgedick
NEWS-CRIME: 1915-John Jacobson
SCHOOL: 1903-Cyrus Grammar School Graduates
MARRIAGES: Squire-Kittleson, Stephens-Amundson

AUGUST 2015
OBIT: George Irwin Nickerson
NEWS-ILLNESS & INJURY: Mrs. D. O. Barsness
NEWS-FIRES & CALAMITIES: 1911-Lowry Business Burns
NEWS-VISIT & RELOCATE: Lettah Hogy, Hazel Hogy, W. H. Smith, Olof Lerdahl
FAMILIES: Mrs. P. O. Kron at Jacobson Family Gathering, Ofsthurm's go to reunion

JULY 2015
HISTORY: Geographical Naming History
FAMILIES: George Coburn
COURT: 1905-Grain Trust
BIRTHS: Joseph P. Brendal
CHURCHES: 1907-New Congregational Church
SCHOOLS: 1906-Glenwood Meeting
WILLS & PROBATE: Ole Oleson

FEBRUARY 2015
NEWS-PEOPLE: Cleve Mortenson
NEWS-VISIT: Hazel Allen
NEWS-MARRIAGE: Sorensen-Danielson

OCTOBER 2014
OBITS: Sam and Annie Morrow, John, Anund and Stren Mittones
NEWS-VISIT & RELOCATE: Julius Anderson, Mrs. J. A. Simpson, Mrs. Harold Lamming
NEWS-WEATHER: 1897 Cyclone
NEWS-PEOPLE: Alfred Brown's Son Missing

Apr. 2014: Bios: Anderson, Barsness, Emmerson, Frederick, Hall, Judkins, Lien, Ruddock, Skogen, Stalker - transcribed by Charlotte Slater

March 2014: 1890 Vet Census for Bangor Twp., Barsness Twp., and Blue Mounds - transcribed by Sharon Witt

Feb. 2014: Bios: Allister, Amundson, Anderson (5), Avok, Barkuloo, Baukol, Benson, Berg, Bjork, Brainard, Brevig, Cook, Cox, Craig, Engebretson, Erickson (2), Estby, Frederick (2), Gorden, Halverson, Hansen, Hegland, Hoffman, Irgens, Inglbrigtsen, Johnson (3), Jorgenson, Judkins, Kamrud, Koch, Koefod, Laflure, Lageson, Larson (3), Lebeck, Leyde (2), Lien, Lundring, Newgord, Nilson, Olson (4), Peck, Pennie, Peterson (3), Reque, Ronnie, Sandvig, Schwieger, Signalness, Silver, Snetting, Stalker, Steen, Stockland, Stoen, Thompson (2), Thorson, Tobey, Toftner, Tracy, Vralson, Warren, Webster (2), Wolfe, Wollan - transcribed by Charlotte Slater

Jan. 2014: Bios: Allen, Anderson, Andrew, Barsness, Benson, Benterud, Blair (2), Booth, Brevig (2), Carlson, Churchill, Cooke, Cooley, Davidson (2), Eddy, Ellertson, Elsey, Emerson, Emmerson (2), Engebretson (2), Erickson (2), Ferree, Fish, Foss, Frederick, Gilbertson, Gunderson, Hagen, Halvorson, Hanson (2), Haugen, Higgins, Hogan (2), Hogenson, Holen, Holly, Homestad, Hook, Huset, Jamison, Johnson (5), Kee, Kelly, Kjos, Koefod, Lewis, Linquist, Maynard, McCann, Mikkelson, Mortenson (2), Olson (3), Omen, Oswald, Overson, Paulson, Peacock (2), Pennie, Perkins, Peterson (5), Rathburn, Reeves, Riley, Roe, Ronning, Rotto, Rud, Runquist, Signalness, Smith (2), Solhaug, Squire, Stebbins, Stenson, Stewart, Stinson, Sweeney, Swenson, Syverson, Taylor, Thompson, Thorson (2), Thronson, Tobey, Urnes, Wamsley, Warburton, Ward, Whittemore, Winslow, Wollan (5)

Dec. 2013: Bios: Alexander, Anderson, Aslakson, Barsness (2), Beach, Bishop, Brown, Butler, Callaghan, Calmeyer, Cantleberry, Carpenter, Carson, Christilaw, Coburn, Cook, Danforth, Dyrstad, Englund, Estenson, Falkner, Fleming, Floten, Fowlds (2), Gallinger, Gilbert, Grafe, Grant (2), Halvorson, Helland, Hippe, Hume,Hutchins, Jacobson, Jeffers, Johnson (2), Johnston, Jones, Keeney, Kittelson, Larson, Lee, Lien, Lohre, McKenzie, McNutt, Monson, Nelson, Nilson, Norlin, Oleson, Olson, Osterberg, Peacock, Pederson, Peterson, Reeves, Rigg, Rue, Schey, Shaw, Stephenson, Skinner, Strong, Suckstrorff, Taplin, Teigen, Thacker, Tharaldsen, Thompson, Townsend, Troen, Urnas, West, Wheeler, Winslow, Wollan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

May 2013: Obits: Peacock, Sather Marriages: Dinda - Hieble; Morehouse - Krebsbach; Shingler - Strange; Wilkes - Johnson Bio: Wroolie

August 2012: Obit: Sherrer Apr. 2012: Bio: Eddy

Mar. 2012: Death Index 1908-1910; Bio: Grimsrud; Marriage: Sorenson-Swenson Feb. 2012: misc news

Jan 2012: JOHNSON death notice. Community news story re :NERLIEN; Gossip news for SWANSON, SATHRE, AUNE

Previous Updates:
List of Cemeteries; World War 2 Casualties



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