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History of Minneapolis and Hennepin County, Minnesota

The aim of this history is to embody in a permanent form, the leading incidents in the history of Minneapolis from its earliest settlement to the present. The main facts and incidents narrated herein, have been mostly obtained from living witnesses of and participants in the same. It is rarely that this can be said …

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The Descendants of Franklin Mary Noyes Rowe of Humboldt County, Iowa

Franklin Rowe, son of Lucy Stillwell and Lucian Rowe, was born in Onondaga County, New York, possibly at Manlius as his parents were married there March 16, 1826. Franklin was the youngest and eighth child, born December 30, 1836. He was the grandson of Ebenezer and Mary Rowe, his grandfather was born in 1772 and died February 16, 1828 and is buried in Christ Church cemetery at Manlius, New York, his name is in the 1820 census but not in that of 1810 so he must have come to Onondaga County between those dates but diligent search has not been rewarded with further information regarding the lineage of Franklin Rowe. He had the following brothers and sisters, whose names may not be given in order of birth: Elihu, Thaddeus, Charlotte, Caroline, Mary, Martha, and Lucy.

United States Bureau of Land Management Tract Books, 1800-c. 1955

3,907 land management tract books containing official records of the land status and transactions involving surveyed public lands arranged by state and then by township and range. These books indicate who obtained the land, and include a physical description of the tract and where the land is located. The type of transaction is also recorded such as cash entry, credit entry, homesteads, patents (deeds) granted by the Federal Government, and other conveyances of title such as Indian allotments, internal improvement grants (to states), military bounty land warrants, private land claims, railroad grants, school grants, and swamp grants. Additional items of information included in the tract books are as follows: number of acres, date of sale, purchase price, land office, entry number, final Certificate of Purchase number, and notes on relinquishments and conversions.

Small Town Newspapers

Small Town Papers gives you free access to the people, places and events recorded in real time over the decades or even centuries! Browse and search the scanned newspaper archive from 1846 up to the current edition! Their archives contain millions of names of ancestors not found anywhere else. Enhance your Ancestry research with their high resolution scanned newspaper archive. Find distant relatives and discover your ethnic heritage by reading the articles about family and friends written back in the day.

The Stillwater Messenger, 1861-1874

The 135 issues of the Stillwater Messenger placed online by the Minnesota Historical Society comprise of 1 issue per week (multiple issues are present in each film) of a period from 1 Jan 1861 – 4 Dec 1874. There is a gap in the issues here presented, and that is from 11 Mar 1868 – 09 Dec 1870. This is the period of time in which the Stillwater Messenger was published as the Stillwater Republican.

Hutchinson Family of Norwich Vermont

Hutchinson is an old and numerous family in Norwich, as well as in other parts of the country. They were among the early settlers of Massachusetts and were in Lynn and Salem in that colony as early as 1628, or 1629. A descendant of these early colonists, named Abijah, who was a tailor, removed from …

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County Officers, Meeker County, Minnesota

Auditors 1858-9 T. H. Skinner, Reg of Deeds, ex-officio 1860- land part of 62 D.P. Delamatter 1862-3-4 Jas. M. Harvey 1864 M. W. Piper, apponted. Resigned in 1865 1865 Charles E. Cutts appointed 1865-6-7-8-9-70 Jesse V. Branham, Jun. 1871-2-3-4 John Blackwell 1875-6 Hamlet Stevens Attorneys 1858-9-60 Wm Richards. 1861-2 Mark Warren 1863-4-5-6 A C Smith …

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Dassel Village, Meeker County, Minnesota – Council 1880 1900

Village Council in 1880 H. P. Breed, President Jonas J. Rudberg, Trustees C. A. Morris, Trustee Frederick Spath, Trustee W. L. Van Eman, Recorder. Village Council in 1885 Peter Johnson, President John Rudberg, Trustee L. A. Whittemore, Trustee J. W. Norgren, Trustee S. O. Lindgren. Recorder Village Council in 1890 J. H. Remick. President O. …

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Michigan, Minnesota, and Mississippi Indians Wounded in Action

The following Indians Wounded in Action, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Michigan Irving J. Theodore, Saginaw, Pacific Thurlow McClellan, Ottawa-Chippewa, Palaus Minnesota Daniel Bellanger, Chippewa, France John Northrup, Chippewa, France Eugene Johnson, Chippewa, Cassino …

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Colorado, Idaho, Kansas and Minnesota Indian Honored War Dead

The following Honored War Dead, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Colorado Albert Bos, Ute, Leyte Wilbur Washington, Ute, Italy Elmer Lewis, Navajo Idaho James Burt, Shoshone, Luzon Howard Cutler, Shoshone, Atlantic Stanley George, Shoshone, …

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Treaty of October 18, 1848

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Lake Pow-aw-hay-kon-nay, in the State of Wisconsin, on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, between the United States of America, by William Medill, a commissioner duly appointed for that purpose, and the Menomonee tribe of Indians, by the chiefs, headmen, and warriors …

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Treaty of September 15, 1832

Articles of a treaty made and concluded, at Fort Armstrong, Rock Island, Illinois, between the United States of America, by their Commissioners, Major General Winfield Scott of the United States’ Army, and his Excellency John Reynolds, Governor of the State of Illinois, and the Winnebago nation of Indians, represented in general Council by the undersigned …

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