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Rudolph Anderson
[Source: Crook County Journal (Prineville, OR) July 3, 1902] mkk
Timber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, U. S. Land Office,
The Dalles, Oregon, June 19, 1902. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 1892, the following persons have on May 29, 1902, filed in this office their sworn statements, to-wit:
Rudolph Anderson,
of Wheaton, county of Traverse, State of Minnesota, sworn statement No. 422, for the purchase of the nw 1/4 of Section No. 10, Township 12 south, Range 10 east, W. M.


Frank Benoit
Source: The Saint Paul Globe (MN) August 31, 1887; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

TOO MUCH MARRIED.
A Bride of Two Months Discovers Her Husband Has Another Wife.
About three months ago Frank Benoit, who has worked in and around the Valley for several years, and Mrs. Burris, a widow with three children, which she supported by taking in washing, drove over to Wilmot and were married. They returned, the newly-mad bride happy in the belief that she had made a good catch. All went merry until one day last week, when a bombshell burst in the midst of the happy household in the shape of a tell-tale letter that told the bride that Frank had another wife living in Wisconsin, whom he had deserted several years ago. This is the way it happened: Frank received a letter from a brother, living in Wisconsin, but which he was unable to read, his early education having been somewhat neglected. He turned the letter over to his bride to read for him. She read it, not once, but twice, and from it she learned the horrible truth. The letter revealed the fact that her adored young husband had another wife. Then the air suddenly became sultry and Frank fled from the presence of the woman he had grossly wronged. In fact, he fled from the town and at present his whereabouts is unknown. The much-abused lady has the deep sympathy of the Valleyites.


BROWN'S VALLEY NAMED AFTER J. R. BROWN
[Source: The Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN), November 4, 1906, Part II, Editorial Section, page 2, rll]
$10,000 WINDFALL FOR THE ALLANSONS
Bequest of the late H. W. Gray of New York a Surprise to a Wheaton Family.

Wheaton, Minn., Nov. 3.-George G. Allanson, editor of the Wheaton Footprints, was notified by telegram from New York this week that he and his brother, Harry S. Allanson, and sister, Miss Ethel, had fallen heir to $10,000 in the will of H. W. Gray of New York city, who at one time was commissioner of parks and jurors in that city and who died on 12th inst. The news was a total surprise to the Allansons, who had never seen their benefactor, he being a second cousin on the side of their father, Lieutenant John S. Allanson, who died in Henderson, Minn., in 1900.

Editor Allanson's family history is a unique one. In the eyes of the law he is a Sioux Indian. The Allansons get their Indian blood on their mother's side, who was the daughter of Major J. R. Brown, whose wife was a halfblood Sioux Indian, Major brown was at one time editor of the old Pioneer of St. Paul before it consolidated with the Press, now the Pioneer Press; was the founder of Henderson and was at one time a territorial representative and on general Sibley's staff at the time of the Indian outbreak. Browns Valley, this state, is named after the major and so is Brown county. Mr. Allanson says his family is proud of its Indian blood and also of the part played by hardy ancestors in the making of the state.

Miss Ethel Allanson, one of the beneficiaries, is a teacher in the Wheaton high school, a refined and cultured young lady, while the other beneficiary, Harry S. Allanson, is in the government service as a teacher at Standing Rock Indian school.
(Photo of George G. Allanson on same page.)


Amy Burton
[Source: Crook County Journal (Prineville, OR) July 3, 1902] mkk
TImber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, U. S. Land Office,
The Dalles, Oregon, June 20, 1902. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 1892, the following persons have on June 12, 1902, filed in this office their sworn statements, to-wit:
Amy Burton,
of Wheaten, [sic.] county of Traverse, State of Minnesota, sworn statement No. 264, for the purchase of the lots, 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Section No. 4, Township 13 south, Range 10 east, W. M.


Wilson E. Burton
[Source: Crook County Journal (Prineville, OR) July 3, 1902] mkk
TImber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, U. S. Land Office,
The Dalles, Oregon, June 20, 1902. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 1892, the following persons have on June 12, 1902, filed in this office their sworn statements, to-wit:
Wilson E. Burton,
of Wheaton, county of Traverse, State of Minnesota, sworn statement No. 565 for the purchase of the lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 of Section No. 3, Township 13 south, Range 10 east, W. M.


J. W. Corey
Source: Bismarck Weekly Tribune (ND) August 31, 1894; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

BOGUS STATE BOILER INSPECTORS.
Arrested After Swindling South Dakota People of $3,000.
BROWNS VALLEY, Minn., Aug. 28. - Two men, giving the names of J. W. Corey, alias John Hines, and William Graham, were arrested in Harmon township, charged by Charles Urich with obtaining money under false pretenses. Corey pretended to be the state boiler inspector of South Dakota and Graham passed as his deputy. It happens that that state does not require the inspection of boilers, but these swindlers have examined about 300 boilers and pocketed so called fees amounting to about $3,000. Their mode of operation was to inspect the boilers and give engineers licenses to run threshing engines, charging in most cases $5 each, but where there was an opportunity they would accept $10 to $15 as a bribe to keep still of the engine was a little risky.


Fred Evander
[Source: Crook County Journal (Prineville, OR) July 3, 1902] mkk
TImber Land, Act June 3, 1878.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION, U. S. Land Office,
The Dalles, Oregon, June 19, 1902. Notice is hereby given that in compliance with the provisions of the act of Congress of June 3, 1878, entitled "An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada and Washington Territory, as extended to all the Public Land States by act of August 4, 1892, the following persons have on May 29, 1902, filed in this office their sworn statements, to-wit:
Fred Evander,
of Wheaton county of Traverse, State of Minnesota, sworn statement No. 423, for the purchase of the S1/2 ne 1/4 of Section No. 8 and S 1/4 nw1/4 of Section No. 9, Township 12 south, Range 10 east, W. M.


Ollie Germain
[Source: Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) July 29, 1895] mkk

TRACE OF A MISSING GIRL.
Kidnaped Years Ago She Was Recognized and Again Disappeared.

Wichita, Ks., July 28. - This city was thrown into excitement today when it was discovered that Mabel Worth, a young lady living here, was none other than Ollie Germain, who was kidnaped fifteen years ago, supposedly by gypsies, from her parents at Browns Valley, Traverse county, Minn. Her disappearance has been a mystery in that section of the state and it has been woven into scores of romantic stories. About two weeks ago a lady from Browns Valley, while visiting here met Mabel Worth and her resemblance to the missing child's mother was so striking that she began an investigation. Mrs. Worth became alarmed and with Mabel left the city and has not been seen since. The police are looking into the matter. Miss Germain's father is said to have died of grip after Ollie's disappearance and Mrs. Germaine married a man named C. D. Older. They have been notified.


C. J. Myers
Source: The Princeton Union (MN) July 22, 1897; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
SHOT FOR A TRAMP.
Browns Valley, Minn., July 21. - C. J. Myers, a land hunter from Superior, Iowa, who has been camped on the outskirts of the city in company with his two sons, was shot by one of the latter. The senior Myers was climbing into the covered wagon and was mistaken for a ramp by the son, who fired four shots. The victim will recover.


Chief Renville
Source: New York Tribune (New York, NY) Wednesday, August 3, 1892; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

CHIEF RENVILLE NOT DEAD.
Brown's Valley, Minn., Aug. 2.-The report that Renville, the venerable chief of the Wahpeton and Sisseton Indians, is dead, is not true.


George Smith
Source: Grand Forks Daily Herald (Grand Forks, ND) Monday, June 2, 1884; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman

Inter Ocean: George Smith, a noted stockman of Brown’s Valley, Minn., arrived here Wednesday with a carload of cattle. Among the lot were four beeves for Moore & Dodd having a combined weight of 7975 pounds, nearly two tons each.

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