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Named for Joseph Renville, son of a French father and Indian mother, who worked as a trader and interpreter
Renville County was the site of several hostile engagements in the Sioux Uprising of 1862.
Beaver Falls Township
Birch Cooley Township
Bird Island Township
Boon Lake Township
Hawk Creek Township
Preston Lake Township
Sacred Heart Township
Redwood Falls (part)
Online Data Biographies
Census Church Histories / Records
Families / Coat of Arms
MAY 1, 2017
OBITS: A.H. Anderson, Mrs. Herman Becker, Hugh Carrigan, Edgar, E. Cook, Hiram Tilly Crawford, Daniel Haire, John H. Dickmeyer, Matthew Donohue, Axel Englund, Storke Erickson, Ada Filbert, Mrs. M. J. Filbert, Edward Holten, J. S. Kelverhouse, Thomas Leary, Dr. George McBroom, Robert McKinley, William Mitchell, James O'Hara, Iver Olson, Michael Regan, Thomas Reid, Elias Scott, Francis Shoemaker, Baby Torgerson, Mrs. John Welch, John Welsh, Mrs. Werner
News-Crime: 1916 Trio of Men Held for Holdup Near Renville
News-People: Miller Brothers, Etta O'Connor-Story written in 8th grade, Floyd Reich-Story written in 7th grade.
News-Fire: Renville School-House Burned 1919.
News-Misc: Hog Cholera Near Morton
News-Community: Misses Doyel and Fish Teachers
Bio's-M: Charles A. McCann
OBITS: Curran Children, Mrs. Irene McKinley, Caroline Heerdt. Mr. and Mrs. John Larson, John Thavis
CRIME: K. Larson, L. H. Parker, Albert Riegle
PEOPLE: Paul Koeppen, August Johnson, Thomas Torhenson, Mr. Stokes, Mrs. Lee
WEATHER ITEMS: 1881 Terrible Tornado, 1885-Deep Snow, 1886 Heavy Snow Storm, 1887 Hundreds Snow-Bound, 1887 Snow Blockades, 1892 Hardest Storm in Years
SIOUX OUTBREAK: Chapter XII-Battle of Birch Coulee,
SIOUX UPRISING: Updated listing of victims and survivors.
SIOUX UPRISING: Augusta Krieger survivor stories, Minnie Buce survivor story (5 killed, 3 survived kidnapping), Mary Schwandt Story (4 killed, 1 kidnapped, 1 escaped)
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments - Birch Coolee Monument
SIOUX UPRISING: Battle of Birch Coulee, Remembering Birch Coulee
NEWS-WEATHER: Deadly 1881 Tornado
MARRIAGES: Reagon-Reardon - submitted by Robin Line
PEOPLE: Charlie Hopkins - submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1885-Buffalo Lake - submitted by Robin Line
OBITS: Joseph Schneider, Terrence Brazil, Charles Evers submitted by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Christ Bartelson, Victim
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Urania S. White's Story
OBITS: Benjamin Strauman submitted by Robin Line
SIOUX UPRISING: Victims-69 victims listed plus the fates of family members,
SIOUX UPRISING: Survivors-Wickman Family Story, Nathan Dexter White, In depth story by Nancy (McClure) Faribault, Justina Krieger's Story
SIOUX UPRISING: Monuments-1894 Birch Coulee (2),
SIOUX UPRISING: Follow Up-Gus Godfrey Obit
OBITS: James Kortak, Ellen Knauf, Mrs. G. O. Lunder
PEOPLE: John Loftnes
NEWS-FIRE: 1888-John Rogers, 1886-Bird Island Fire, Keoke Bros. Mill, 1883-W. Ladd
NEWS-POLITICAL: 1892-Democratic Convention, 1886-Official Vote by County, 1886-Renville County Republicans, 1892-Renville Results
NEWS-WEATHER: 1904-Farm damage for Potter, Judd, Hoagland, Hodgen, Shields, Noble, Behrns, Southers and Silkers, 1880-October Blizzard
NEWS-CRIME: John E. K. Leavesk, Peter Buterly, John Hogan-victim
PEOPLE: John Yanke
WILLS/PROBATE: Charles F. Remicke
NEWS-WEATHER: 1892-Wind and Rain, 1895-Drought Ends
NEWS-CRIME: John Nordton
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