Wilkin County, Minnesota

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Originally established as Toombs County on March 8, 1858, it was named after Robert Toombs (1810-85) of Georgia, who had been a member of Congress, 1845-53, and was U.S. senator, 1853-61. Mr. Toombs became a leading disunionist, then a Confederate secretary of state in 1861, and later was a Confederate general. In 1863, the county was renamed Andy Jackson County after President Andrew Jackson and to disassociate with Mr. Toombs. The county changed its name to Wilkin County, for Col. Alexander Wilkin, who was killed in the Civil War, in March 6, 1868.
Parent counties: Cass, Toombs, Johnson
County Seat: Breckenridge
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Cities and Towns
Breckenridge, Campbell, Doran, Foxhome, Kent, Nashua, Rothsay (part), Tenney, Wolverton

Akron, Andrea, Atherton, Bradford, Brandrup, Breckenridge, Campbell, Champion, Connelly, Deerhorn, Foxhome, Manston, McCauleyville, Meadows, Mitchell, Nilsen, Nordick, Prairie View, Roberts, Sunnyside, Tanberg, Wolverton

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MARRIAGES: County Records 1884-1885
MILITARY: WWI Casualties - collected and organized by Susan Duff-Erkel
OBITS: Andrew J. Ledstone
MARRIAGES: News Wilson-Karpishek
NEWS-ILLNESS: Jonas Sells, T. H. Bergelund
NEWS-FIRES: 1888-Prairie Fire Destroys Homes of Thomas Waite, Charles Sherman and E. W. Giddings

JULY 2018
OBITS: Elling Olson, Boice Brothers, Augustin L. Pollock, Ernest Boy
SCHOOLS: Misses Delia and Mamie Bartholomew
NEWS-VISITS: Eric Wadin, Mrs. H. D. Newkirk
MARRIAGES: Newkirk-Spear
NEWS-ILLNESS: Christina Lind
NEWS-CRIME: Julian Duzenski, victim
NEWS-PEOPLE: Christina Lind, J. Voorhees, M. H. Beaumont
NEWS-FIRES: 1895-Wilkin County Forest Fire and Prairie Fire Reports

MARCH 2018
OBITS: Inheritance Taxes-Harn Wilkinsen, Rudolph Hadler, Nelson Hitchcock
MILITARY: Soldiers-Harry L. Flint, Alfred J. Lockman
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News-Howard C. Wolverton, Peter Mook, Gustave K. Pelvit, R. M. Woytcke, Thomas Haraldson
OBITS: Pat Brawders-submitted by Robin Line
BIOS: John Brix-submitted by Robin Line

JUNE 2017
OBITS: Charles B. Falley
PEOPLE: Benjamin F. Egan
MARRIAGES: Webb-Ackerman, Ordway-Ackerman
NEWS-POLITICS: 1902-County Nominees
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Town and Business Directory
OFFICIALS-DIRECTORY: 1878 County Officers
OFFICIALS-NEWS: D. D. Waite, Charles B. Falley, J. R. Harris, H. G. Stordock, Henry Champion, Auditor Hornbeck

MARCH 2017
OBITS: Mrs. Peter Anderson, August Suller
PEOPLE: Lew Hudson, Nathan Mann, Guy Grove, Charles Carpenter
SCHOOLS: 1902-Enrollment, Floyd Carlson
NEWS-CRIME: Charles Barndt, McDonald and Cunningham, Frank Kemfer Arrested, Frank Kempfer Trial
NEWS-VISIT: Mrs. Myron C. Miner, Mrs. F. M. Crane
NEWS-BUSINESS: First National Bank of Breckenridge

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