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Watonwan County, MN
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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

JULY 2016
OBITS: Guy Finch, Allie West and Infant
NEWS-VISIT: Bert Nordby, Rudolph Ewy, George Jacoby
PEOPLE: A. W. Riney, D. J. Heppner
MARRIAGES: Larson-Wetholl
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1899-German Families Forming Colony, 1915-Railroad Dispute

FEBRUARY 2016
MARRIAGES: Cornelius-Soper, Benton-White
NEWS-COMMUNITY: New Courthouse
NEWS-CRIME: K. Larson
PEOPLE: Lafayette Comstock
WILLS: Stephen Lamm

JULY 2015
OBITS: Hans Thompson, Susie (Thompson) Boxrud, Julius Bernard Boxrud contributed by Lindsay.
MARRIAGES: Davis-Condon
COURT & LEGAL: Andrew Hanson, Witness
FAMILY: Evolina (Clay) Randall Genealogy
WILLS: Hans Pederson
PEOPLE: H. W. Wadsworth

JANUARY 2015
BIRTHS: Over 1,100 Births from 1907 thru 1910, transcribed by Judy Ziesmer.
OBITS: Mrs. T. B. Church


DECEMBER 2014
BIRTHS: Over 4,500 Birth Records 1867 to 1897 Transcribed by Judy Ziesmer.

OCTOBER 2014
CHURCHES: Calvary Episcopal Church in St. James Photo, History, and 1893-1914 Parish Register abstracted and contributed by Arthur Louis Finnell
Photos of Christ Episcopal Church in Madelia, History, and Parish Register from 1898-1924, all contributed by Arthur Louis Finnell.

SEPTEMBER 2014
OBITS: Mrs. Marit Holey
NEWS: 1893 Church Fire


Summer 2014: Birth Records for Watonwan County 1870-1927 - transcribed by Judy Ziesmer
Obit: Severson - transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Churches (1916 history) - transcribed by Larry Lakey

May 2014: Korean War & Vietnam Casualties - transcribed by Curt Wiebusch
Murders & Crime - transcribed by Richard Ramos

Apr. 2014: St. James history - transcribed by Larry Lakey

March 2014: Military history - transcribed by Nina Kramer
Physicians - transcribed by Susan Geist
Education (Schools) - transcribed by Patricia Roma Stout
Bar of Watonwan County - transcribed by Sandra Stutzman
Newspapers - transcribed by Glenda Stevens
Historical photos of St. James in 1907 - contributed by Fawn Bowden
Reminiscences - transcribed by Brenda Becker
Fraternal & Civic Organizations (history) - transcribed by Richard Ramos

Feb. 2014: Bios: Armstrong, Bradford, Schoffman, Somer - transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Bios: Aldritt, Clark, Crowley, Gibbs, Melvill, Price, Smith, Veltum, Voss

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Register of Births: Riverdale (1867 - 1897)

Sept. 2012: Bio: Serumgard

Mar. 2012: Bio: Hammond

Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor Roll; obit for Burns

Jan 2012: CLAPP bio; death notice of unknown "laborer"

Previous Updates
"The Capture of the Northfield Bandits" News Article, LOCKE obit, 1865 State Census All Biographies from 1916 "Cottonwood & Watonwan Counties"


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