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James Flynn
[Source: ] mkkOregonian (Portland, OR) Dec. 8, 1913
Minnesotan Is Devoted Churchman, but Mob Thinks Him Thief.

LA CROSSE, Wis., Dec. 23. - James Flynn, of Pickwick, Minn., is a devout churchman, and when he arrived in La Crosse and passed the open door of St. James' Catholic Church he decided to go in and pray.

He was on his knees before the altar when boys who saw him spread the report that a burglar was busy in the church. In a moment a crowd had gathered. As it approached in belligerent mood, Flynn took fright and ran.

He was pursued and beaten by the mob, and when he broke away two policemen, who gave pursuit, captured him, after firing two shots at him.

At the police station Flynn told his story and was found to be a respectable farmer and was released.

Theo. Kudert
Source: New Ulm Review (New Ulm, MN) June 1, 1904; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
College Commencement Set For Friday, June 17th.

Commencement exercises at Dr. Martin Luther college will be held this year on Friday evening, June 17th. Diplomas are to be presented to five students who have completed the full course in the local institution, they being Louis Ehlen of Hamburg, Minn.; Theo. Kudert, Winona; Theo. Schultz, Wisconsin; Wm. Hellermann, Norfolk,, Neb.; and Miss Ida Sterling, New Ulm.

The closing exercises will be held in the chapel and Rev. J. Schaller is to deliver the graduating address. Louis Ehlen is to give the valedictory and Theo. Kudert, the salutatorian, will take the class motto as the subject for his oration. It is likely that Rev. C. J. Albrcht will be called upon for the benediction and this will be followed by a musical program under the direction of Prof. G. Burk.

The latter promises to be of more than usual interest. Several selections are to be given on the pipe organ and the college orchestra and quartette will also contribute.

Ole Mausten
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (MN) Wednesday, November 7, 1906; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
(News Tribune Special.)
AITKIN, Minn., Nov. 6.-Senator O. N. Mausten and family are about to make their home at Mahnomen, the new town of White Earth reservation country recently opened. Mausten has disposed of his business here and will engage in the hotel business in the new location.

J. G. McCumber
[Source: Omaha Daily Bee (NE) Dec. 20, 1891] mkk
Startling Charges Made Against One of the Pioneer Settlers

Kearney, Neb., Dec. 19. - [Special Telegram to The Bee.] - The first part of a startling sensation concerning one of Kearney's pioneer citizens was given to the public today. J. G. McCumber, a young man of Pickwick, Minn., surprised George Hurlburt yesterday by the information that he was Hurlburt's son and produced a photograph which resembled Mr. Hurlburt, although it had been taken a long time ago. McCumber also had a letter from Mr. Hurlburt's mother and sister living in Gage county which helped to confirm the young man's claims. McCumber's part of the story is that Hurlburt's true name is McCumber and that he left a wife and five children about the time of the breaking out of the war and that he afterward married a woman named Hurlburt taking her name. He claims that he has the sworn testimony of Hurlburt's mother and sister to the truth of this.

Mr. Hurlburt denies the whole story, and his friends say it is a case of blackmail, but for what purpose they are at a loss to know. McCumber has gone home, and says he will employ a detective who will go to the bottom of the story and show up Hurlburt's terrible career. Mr. Hurlburt is a well to do ranchman living south of Kearney, and has financial interests in this city. He is one of the first settlers here, and in an early day controlled a stage line from Fort Kearney and the Black Hills.

Stephen Robinson
Source: Goodhue Volunteer (Red Wing, MN) March 5, 1862; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman
Stephen Robinson of Money Creek, Winona county, sold four hogs the other day, weighing in the aggregate some 2,300 pounds, being at steerage of 575 pounds for each hog.

John Robson
[Source: The Conserver (Hastings, MN) Tuesday, October 30, 1866; transcribed by Mary Kay Krogman]
WINONA COUNTY. From The Winona Democrat, 20th.
We learn that our thoroughly wide-awake fellow-citizen, John Robson, has recently purchased the steamer Ocean Wave, and also another steamer the name of which we have not learned. He has now a very respectable fleet of a half dozen boats in which to ship his heavy receipts of wheat, and our merchants should not fail to give his enterprise every possible encouragement in return loads of merchandise.

F. J. Williard
[Source: Bowbells Tribune (Bowbells, ND) Oct. 13, 1905] mkk
Pickwick, Minn., Oct. 7. - The heir to a large estate for whom Washington attorneys have been searching, has been found here in F. J. Williard, a well known citizen. He is the only son of J. H. Williard, testator of the will which leaves him what is said to be a fortune.

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