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Founded February 20, 1855
Named for Charles Thomas Stearns
County Seat: Saint Cloud
The area that is currently defined as Stearns County was once occupied by several indigenous tribes, such as the
Sioux (Dakota), Chippewa (Ojibwe) and Winnebago (Ho-chunk). The first large immigration was of German Catholics
in the 1850s. Early arrivals also came from eastern states.
Originally, the county was to be named Stevens County to honor Governor Isaac Ingalls Stevens who conducted an
area expedition in 1853. However, due to a clerical error, the county was named after Charles Thomas Stearns who
was a member of the Territorial Council. (wikipedia)
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Eden Valley (part)
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Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
August 2012: Obits: Parr, Rosenberger, Snider
July 2012: Bios: Bronson, Brower, Bruener
June 2012: Obits: Becker, Theisen
May 2012: Bios: Anderson, Atwood, Barton
Apr. 2012: Bios: Bruckart, Eaton, Ehlert, Gale, Gorman, Miller, Smith, Stewart
Mar. 2012: Obits: Boobar, Elmquist, Ulrich, Weber; Bios: Coolidge, Courtney, Evans, Grinols, Gross, Hall, Hansen, Hardy, Haskamp; Marriage: Wood-Lampert
Feb. 2012: bios: Collins, Dietrich, Donahue, Mitchell, local news item (1881) obits: Bartoe, Porter, Shattuck, Whittemore; Marriages: Keeler-Orrock, Sauftenburg-Lambert; military news re Clearwater Guards: News: Blacksmith Shop Fire
Jan 2012: Obit for HEMINGWAY, ROSENBERGER, PARKER; Death certificates for BELOW, LANGE, MILLER, SEPPELT
Calvary Cemetery Burials; MILLER birth/death info; 1860 Mortality Schedule; Bios for COLLINS & COOPER; News
Article - KUEHN Death
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