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County Information

Founded February 25, 1860
Named for: Taken from the Dakota word, "watanwan," meaning "fish bait," or "where fish bait abounds."
Seat: St. James
Largest city: St. James
Parent county: Brown

Townships

Cities

Adrian Township
Antrim Township
Butterfield Township
Fieldon Township
Long Lake Township
Madelia Township
Nelson Township
Odin Township
Riverdale Township
Rosendale Township
South Branch Township
St. James Township

Butterfield
Darfur
La Salle
Lewisville
Madelia
Odin
Ormsby (part)
St. James

Unincorporated
* Godahl
* Sveadahl


Online Data

Churches
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Website Updates:

JULY 2017
OBITS: Bert Bailey, Joseph Lassas
PEOPLE: John Bingham
PEOPLE: Samuel P. Driggers

MARCH 2017
OBITS: Mary Mahoney submitted by Robin Line
OBITS: Guy Edwin Nelson, Charles Danforth, Peter J. Rempel, Caroline Moe, Thomas Jorsted, Frank Klocow Family of Seven
MARRIAGES: Remple-Keenan
COURT & LEGAL: Divorce Louisa and Thomas McMahon
PEOPLE: W. R. Estes, Frank J. Enns, Frank Klocow
WILLS/PROBATE NEWS: W. R. Estes
SCHOOLS: Rolla Christenson
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1877-150 Mennonites Arrive, 1905-Smallpox, 1900-Natural Gas Field, 1895-Farmers will build general store
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Winecke, Henry Ewy, Mrs. M. J. Bradford, Fred Smith, Mrs. H. W. Wadsworth, Mills S. Grimms, Olive Wadsworth, Mrs. Martin Egge, Mr. and Mrs. C. Johnson

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