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COLLECTIONS 

MINNESOTA 
HISTORICAL SOCIETY 

VOLUMB XIV. 

MINNESOTA BIOGRAPHIES 
1655-1912 

COMPILED BY 

WARREN UPHAM, D. Sc, 
Seckktary and Librarian, 

AND 

MRS. ROSE BARTEAU DUNLAP, 
LiBHARY Assistant. 




ST. PAUL. MINN. 

PUBLISHED BY THE SOCIETY. 

June, 1912. 



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[> AND BOUKD BY 
THE VOLKSZEITUNG COMPANY, 
ST. PAUL, MINN. 



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officers of 1 
William H. Lightsek, 
Charles P. Noyes, 
LoREN W. Collins, 
Everett H. Bailey, 
Warrek Upoam, 
John Talmak, _ _ _ 



President 

First Vice-President. 

Second Vice-President. 

- - - Treaeurer. 

Secretary and Librarian. 

NewBpa/per lAbrarkm. 



IJOMMITTEE ( 



publkations. 

Gen. James H. Baker, 



William G. White, 

Charles. W. Ames, Harold Harris, 

Henrv S, Fairchild. 



COMMITTEE OS OBITUARIES. 

Edward P. Sanbork, fiES. James H, Baker, 

John A. Stees, Frederick M. Catlik. 

The Seurelarj' ot the Siwiely ii ex-ojficio a mBmber of these Committees. 



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Many readers come to this Society's Library for biographic 
information concerning the pioneer settlers and prominent citi- 
zens of Minnesota, and it has often required much search to 
find the information desired. Therefore the present work was 
undertaken to bring into a single volume, in alphabetic order, 
brief notes of the biographies of Minnesota people, gathered 
from the many books, pamphlets, newspapers, and other rec- 
ords, in which these have been published. 

.About two hundred and fifty sources of this information, in 
some eases comprising a series of many volumes, have been 
examined in the compilation of this work. Among these 
sources are national and state collections of biographies ; mfmy 
historical and biographical volumes and pamphlets relating to 
counties, cities, and towns of Minnesota; histories and mili- 
tary records of the state; publications relating to its educa- 
tional institutions, the professions of law and medicine, reli- 
gious denominations, and various associations and fraternities; 
magazines and journals; personal memoirs; family genealo- 
gies ; and scrap-books, and the files of our state newspapers. 

Each volume and pamphlet, or each series of several or many 
volumes under one title, has received a reference number, des- 



ignated in the following 
out this work its derivati 
enees. The reader desiri 



list; and after each biography through- 
3 shown by these numerical refer- 
ring more full information of any biog- 
raphy is thus guided to the book, pamphlet, or newspaper 
volume, in the Historical Library, or often to several of these 



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VI MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS. 

publications, where additional biographic details, and fre- 
quently very interesting comments in approbation or eritieism, 
are found. 

Constant care has been taken to note correctly the dates 
and places of birth and death, the year when pioneers and set- 
tlers came to Minnesota, places of residence, occupation or pro- 
fession, public services, etc. Prom so many and diverse 
sources, however, it is probable that occasional errors in dates 
and other . statements may occur; but it is believed that in 
nearly all instances these are referable to the original sources 
of the information, rather than to inaccurate compilation. 

The scope of this work includes the early explorers, fur 
traders, and missionaries, from Groseilliers and Radisson, Du 
Luth, Hennepin, and Le Sueur, onward to the organization of 
Minnesota as a Territory in 1849, and to her admission into the 
Union as a State in 1858. For the period since 1849, the eom-- 
pilation has been necessarily limited to men and women of 
prominence in the territory and state, or in their communities, 
whose biographies have appeared in print; but it is true that 
many other useful and highly honored citizens have had no 
published record. In a few instances, when sketches could 
not be found but were deemed especially desirable and need- 
ful, they have been supplied by correspondence or interviews. 

Chiefs and otherwise noteworthy persons among the aborig- 
inal peoples, the Ojibways and the Sioux, are also included, 
whenever definite biographic information could be obtained. 

More than 14,000 biographic sketches have been gathered in 
the manuscript series for this volume, and this entire series is 
preserved for reference in the Historical Library; but it has 
been practicable to publish in this book of convenient size only 
about 9,000 of these sketches. 

A large number of biographies of Minnesota persons promi- 
nent in the professions, in public services, and in the commerce 
and industries of the state, were published in 1907 in two 
books, numbered 24 and 25 in the following list of sources of 
this volume. As botli these boobs are in the principal public 
libraries, where they may be consulted, the greater part of 
their biographies are omitted from this work, which has been 
mainly restricted, in its references for numbers 24 and 25, to 



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those biographies that are also received into our manuscript 
compilation from other sources. About 3,500 sketches in these 
two recent publications, omitted here, form a very important 
and valuable supplement ol the present eollection. 

This compilation lias been brought together from more than 
1,000 boolis and pamphlets, including several large series 
wliich are each listed with only a single reference number. 

In this Society's scrap-books, a series of sixty-eight volumes 
of newspaper articles and items published from 1861 to the 
present time, many newspapers from all parts of the state 
have supplied biographic sketches used here. 

Files of several early newspapers of Minnesota have also 
been thoroughly examined to obtain their items of biographies ; 
and this search has been carried through the whole series of 
our oldest newspaper, the Minnesota Pioneer, and its continu- 
ations in the Pioneer and Democrat and the Pioneer Press, 
from 1849 to 1912. About two hundred and fifty bound news- 
paper volumes have been thus examined for their contribu- 
tions to this work. 

It is hoped that this eollection of Minnesota Biographies 
found in so many publications, brouglit here into one alpha- 
betic list for convenient reference, will be of great and per- 
manent value to all classes of our people who may wish to 
acquaint themselves with our state history. 

Through its numerical references, with notation of portraits 
by the asterisk (*), this work supplies a comprehensive index to 
the wide range of biographic literature of Minnesota, and to 
the printed portraits of her most noteworthy people. 

It wiU be especially helpful in researches for several papers 
relating to the sources of immigration to this state, both from 
foreign countries and from the older eastern and southern 
states of this Union, with discussion of the contributions by 
each country and state to the founding and upbuilding of 
Minnesota, desired for later volumes in these Historical Collec- 
tions. 

Another use of this book will be to aid statisticians and stu- 
dents of social science in many investigations of the evjilution 
of the composite qualities characterizing the people of the North 
Star State. 



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SOURCES OF THIS COMPILATION. 



Collections of Biography of the United States, 

Appleton's Cyclopaedia oC American Biography, edited by James 

Grant Wilson and John Fiske, six volumes, 18S7-S9 1 

Supplement of this Series, vol. VII, 1900 2 

National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, fourteen vols., 1893- 

. 1906 3 

Supplement of this Series, vol. I, 1910 3A 

Lamb's Biographical Dictionary of the United States, edited by 

John Howard Brown, seven vols., 1900-03; also published under 

another title. The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary 

of Notable Americans, ten vols., 1904 4 

Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century, 

edited by Thomas W. Herrlngshaw, 120 arid 1,046 pages, 1907. 5 
The Century Cyclopaedia pf Names, edited by Benjamin B. Sinitb, 

1,085 pages, 1895; and its Supplement, 92 pages, 1909 6 

American Annual Cyclopaedia, published by Appleton and Co., 42 

vols,, 1861-1902, containing obituaries in the year of decease. . 7 
American Men of Science, a Biographical Directory, edited by J. 

McKeen Cattell, 364 pages, 1906; 596 pages, 1910 7A 

Political Register and Congressional Directory, 1776-1878, by Ben. 

Perley Poore, 716 pages, 1878 8 

Official Congressional Directory, 'frequent issues during sessions 

of Congress, 1879-1913 9 

Biographical Congressional Directory, 1774 to 1903 (57th Congress, 

2d Session, House Doc. No. 458), 900 pages, 1903 10 

Army Register, U. S., 1779-1879, third edition, by T. H. S. Hamer- 

sly, 928 and 379 pages, 1881 11 

Records ol Living Officers of the U. S. Army, 689 pages, 1890, and 

List of Officers of the Army, 1779-1900, 863 pages, both by 

William H. Powell 12 

Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. 

Military Academy at West Point, N. T., 1S02-1890, by Gen. 

George W. Cullum, thre« vols., 189J; and Supplement, vol. 

IV, 1890-1900, published 1901 13 

Historical Register and Dictionary of the U. S. Army, 1789 to 1903, 

by Francis B. Heitman, two vols., 1903 H 

Records*of Living Officers of the U, S. Navy and Marine Corps, by 

Lewis R. Hamersly; fourth edition, i89 pages, 1890; seventh 

edition, 511 pages, 1902 15 



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SOURCES OF THIS COMPILATION. IX 

List of Officers of the Navy of the U. S. and of the Marine Corps, 

1775-1900, hy Edward W. Callahan, 750 pages, 1901 Ifi 

Who's Who in America, a Biographical Dictionary of the United 
States, edited hy John W. I-ieonard and Albert N. Marquis, 
seven vols.. 189M913 17 

Collections of Biographies of Minnesota. 

The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery 
of Eminent and Self-made Men, Minnesota Volume [by Jere- 
miah Clemens and J. Fletcher Williams], 604 pages, 1879 _.. IS 

Biographical History of the Northwest, by Alonzo Phelps, 222 
pages, 1890 19 

The Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Represent- 
ative Men of Chicago, Minnesota Cities, and the World's Co- 
lumbian Exposition ; 1,037 pag«s, 1892 20 

A Biographical History with Portraits of Prominent Men of the 

Great West, 723 pages. 1894 21 

Progressive Men of Minnesota, edited by Marion D. Shutter and 
J. S. McLain. 514 pages. 1897 22 

Encyclopedia of Biography of Minnesota, and History of Minne- 
sota, by Judge Charles E. Flandrau. 497 pages, 1900 23 

The Book of Mlnnesotans, a Biographical Dictionary, edited by 

Albert N, Marquis, 572 pages, 1907 24 

Little Sketches of Big Folks. Minnesota, by R, L. Polk and Co., 
441 pages, 1907 25 

History of the Great Northwest and its Men of Progress, edited by 
C. W. G. Hyde and William Stoddard, 592 pages, 1901 26 

A History of the Republican Party ... A Political History of 
Minnesota, by Eugene V. Smalley, 426 pages, 1896 27 

Minnesota Historical Society Collections, vols. I to XIII, 1850- 

1908 38, I-XHI 

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the State of Minnesota, published 

by A. T, Andreas. 394 pages, 1874 29 

Legislative Manuals, 1889 and 1893-1911; also Including biographic 
pamphlets tor 1873 (by the Pioneer Press Co.), for 1877 and 
1878 (by C. b. Hall), and a scrap-book compiled from the Daily 
Globe for 1879 30 

History of the Upper Mississippi Valley, 717 pages, 1881 31 

History of Duluth and St. Louis County, edited by Dwight E. Wood- 
bridge and John 8. Pardee, two volumes, 899 pages, 1910 31A 

History of the Minnesota Valley, 1,016 pages, 1882 32 

Minnesota Valley: Siietches ... . of the Monuments and 
Tablets erected by the Minnesota Valley Historica! Society in 
Renville and Redwood Connties . . . connected with the . 
Indian Outbreak of 1862; 79 pages, 1902 33 

Illustrated Album of Biography of Southwestern Minnesota and 
Northwestern Iowa. 1,080 pages, 1889 34 



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X MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS. 

Hlustrated Album of Biography of the Famous Valley ot the Red 

River of the North and the Park Regions, 844 pages, 1889 35 

History of the Red River Valley, by Warren Uphani and others, 

two volumes, 1,165 pages, 1909 36 

Compendium of History and Biography oC Northern Minnesota, 

1,031 pages, 1902 37 

Compendium of Central and Northern Minnesota, 828 pages, 1904. 38 
Memorial Record of the Counties of Faribault, Martin, Watonwan, 

and Jackson ; 766 pages, 1895 39 

History of Washington County and the St. Croix Valley, S36 pages, 

1881 40 

FiftJ Years in the Northwest [History and Biographies of the St, 

Croix Valley], by W. H. C. Folsom, 763 pages, 1888 41 

History of the Saint Croix Valley, edited by Augustus B. Easton, 

two volumes, 1,390 pages, 1909 12 

CoDNTiEH (in Alphabetic Oedeb). 
History ot Anoka County, by Albert M. Goodrich, 320 pages, 1905. . 43 
Pioneer History of Becker County, by Alvin H. Wilcox, 757 pages, 

1907 44 

Atlas and Gazetteer of Blue Earth County, 146 pages, 1895 45 

History of Blue Earth County, by Thomas Hughes, 623 pages, 1909. 46 
Clay County and its Resources; Supplement of the Moorhead Inde- 
pendent, 05 pages, Jan. 5, 1900 47 

History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings, 551 pages, 1881 48 
History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties, edited by Frankly n Cur- 

tiss-Wedge, two volumes, 1910 56 

(Volume I, 662 pages, comprises the History and Biographies 
ot Dakota County.) 
History of Dodge County, pages 771-1369, in History of Winoua, 

Olmsted, and Dodge Connties, 1884 49 

Atlas of Dodge County, with Biographies, 129 pages, 190i) . . . ; 50 

History of Faribault County, by J. A. Kiester, 6S7 pages, 1896 51 

Faribault County, in tbe Memorial Record, 1895, before noted 39 

History of Fillmore County, 626 pages, 1883 53 

History ot Freeborn County, 548 pages, 1882 53 

History of Freeborn County, compiled by Franklyn CurtiSS-Wedge, 

883 pages, 1911 53A 

History of Goodhue County, 664 pages, 1S78 54 

Goodhue County .... Past and Present, by an Old Settler 

[Rev. Joseph W. Hancock], 349 pages, 1893 55 

History of Goodhue County, edited by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, 

1,074 pages, 1909 56 

(Also forming Volume II ot History oC Dakota and Goodhue 
Counties, 1910.) 



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8 OF THIS COMPILATION. XI 

Illustrated Souteuir of Grant County, by the Grant County Herald, 

61 pages, 1896 57 

History o£ Hennepin County and the City o£ Minneapolis, 713 

pages, 1881 58 

Geographical and Statistical History of the County of Hennepin, 

by W. H. Mitchell and John H. Stevens, 149 pages, 1868 S9 

History of Hennepin County, edited by Co!. John H. Stevens, pages 

1003-1497, in History of Minneapolis [by Isaac Atwater] and 

Hennepin County, 1S95 60 

History of Houston County, 526 pages, 1 882 61 

Jackson County, in the Memorial Record, 1895, before noted 39 

History of Jackson County, by Arthur P. Rose, 586 pages, 1910 62 

History of Kandiyohi County, by Victor E. Lawson, 446 pages. 1905 63 

Lake County. 10 pages, in "Two Harbors in 1900" 106 

McLeod County, pages 501-701, in Illustrated Album of Biography 

of Meeker and McLeod Counties, 1888 64 

Martin County, In the Memorial Record, 1895, before noted 39 

Meeker County, 494 pages, in Illustrated Album of Meeker and 

McLeod Counties, 1888 <also published in Album and History 

of Meeker County, 610 pages, 1S8S) 65 

History of Mower County, edited by Pranklyn Curtiss-Wedge, 1,006 

pages, 1911 65A 

An Illustrated History of Nobles County, by Arthur P. Rose, 637 

pages, 1908 65B 

History of Olmsted County, pages 617-1148, in History of Winona 

and Olmsted Counties, 1883 66 

History of Olmsted County, by Hon. Joseph A. Leonard, 674 pages, 

1910 GSA 

Pipestone County: An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock 

and Pipestone, by Arthur P. Rose, 802 pages, 1911 71A 

Pope County, 364 pages, in Illustrated Album of Biography of Pope 

and Stevens Counties, 1S88 67 

History of Ramsey County and City of St Paul, 6oQ pages, 1881.. 68 
Ramsey County, Bench and Bar, by Charles E. Flandrau, in the 

Magazine of Western History, vols, VII and VIII, 1888 69 

History of the City of St. Paul and County of Ramsey, by J. 

Fletcher Williams, 475 pages, 1876 28, IV 

Redwood and Renviile Counties: Monuments and Tablets of the 

Sious War, 79 pages, 1902, before noted 33 

History of Rice County, 603 pages, 1882 70 

History ol Rice and Steele Counties, compiled by Franklyn Curtiss- 
Wedge, two volumes, 1,561 pages, 1910 70A 

Rock County, Souvenir Edition of the Rock County News, Luverne, 

32 pages, Dec. 20, 1899 71 

An Illustrated History of the Counties of Rock and Pipestone, by 

Arthur P. Rose, 802 pages, 1911 71A 



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Xll MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS. 

Saint Louis County, History, by Hod. Jolin R. Carey, in Minn. Hist. 

Soc. Coilections, vol. IX, pages 241-278, 1901 28, IX 

History of Dulutii and St. Louis County, edited by Dwigivt E. Wood- 
bridge and John S, Pardee, two voiumee, 899 pages, ISiO, be- 
fore noted 31A 

History of Steeie County, 411 pages, in History of Steele and Wa- 
seca Counties, 1887 72 

History of Steele County, compiled by Franltlyn Curtiea-Wedge, 
pages S29-1247. in History of Rice and Steele Counties, 1910.. 70A 

Stevens County, pages 367-530, in liiiistrated Album of Biography 
of Pope and Stevens Counties, 18S8 73 

History of Wabasha County, pages 561-1315, in History of Winona 
and Wabasha Counties, 1884 74 

History of Waseca County, pages 413-733, ia History of Steele and 
Waseca Counties, 1887 75 

History of Washington County and the St. Croix Valley, 636 pages, 

18S1, before noted .■ 40 

(Washington County forms also a great part of Nos. 41 and 43.) 

Watonwan County, In the Memorial Record, 1S95, before noted 39 

History of Winona County, 966 pages, 1883 76 

Winona County, Portrait and Biographical Record, 423 pages, 1895. 77 

Winona and its Environs, by Lafayette H. Bunnell, 694 pages, 1897. 78 

Cities and Towns (in Alphabetic Oedek). 

Austin Souvenir, by H. O. Basford, 52 pages, 1896 79 

Cannon Fails Souvenir, by H. E. Graham, 34 pages, 1900 80 

Crookston, the Queen City of the Red River Vailey, 49 pages, 1S82, 81 
Duluth, pages 683-699, in History of the Upper Mississippi Valley, 

1881, before noted 31 

Duluth, History to 1870, by Hon. John R. Carey, in Minn. Hist. Soc. 

Collections, vol. IX, pages 241-378, 1901 28,- IX 

History of Duluth and St. Louis County, edited by Dwight E. Wood- 
bridge and John S. Pardee, two volumes, 899 pages, 1910, be- 
fore noted 31A 

Hastings, 1881, as before noted 48 

Hector Souvenir, by G. P. McPherson and C. A. Rolf, 40 pages, 

1900 82 

Luverne and Rock County Souvenir, 32 pages, 1899, before noted. . 71 

Mankato, Its First Fifty Years, 1853-1902, 347 pages, 1903 83 

History of the City of Minneapolis, by Isaac Atwater, two vols., 
1,010 pages, 1893; again published in 1895, with addition of 

the History of Hennepin County 84 

Minneapolis, in History of Hennepin County, 1881, before noted... 58 
Minneapolis: Personal Recollections of Minnesota and its Peo- 
ple, and Early History of Minneapolis, by John H. Stevens, 
433 pages, 1890 85 



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SOURCES OF THIi 

A Half Century of Minneapolis, edited by Horace B. Hudson, 569 

pages, 1908 85A 

Minneapolis, Metropolis of tie Northwest, hy the Star Publishing 

Co., 218 pages, 1887 86 

Pen and Sunlight Sketches of MinneapoUs, by the Phoenix Pub- 
lishing Co., 2H pages, 1893 87 

Minneapolis: History of the Police and Pire Departments of the 

Twin Cities, 600 pages, 1899 88 

Minneapolis: Series, Resources ot Minnesota, E. E. Barton, pub- 
lisher; 138 pages, 1889 89 

Minneapolis: Illustrated Souvealr ot the Minneapolis Journal, 122 

pages, 1S91 90 

Moorhead, the Key City of the Red River Valley, 105 pages, 1882. 91 

Redwood Falls, Souvenir, 52 pages, 1900 92 

History of the City of St. Paul and County of Ramsey, by J. 

Fletcher Williama, 475 pages, 1876 28, IV 

St. Paul, in the History o£ Ramsey County, before noted, 1881 68 

History of St, Paul, edited by Gen. C. C. Andrews, 603 and 224 

pages, 1890 93 

Past and Present of St. Paul, by W. B. Hennessy, 814 pages, 1906. . 93A 
Pen Pictures of St. Paul, and Biographical Sketches, by T. M. 

Newson, 746 pages, 1 886 94 

St. Paul, History and Progress, published by the Pioneer Press 

Co,, 216 pages, 1897 95 

St. Paul; History ot the Police and Fire Departments of the Twin 

Cities, 600 pa«es, 1899 96 

Industries of St. Paul, 1882-3, 162 pages 97 

Resources of St. Paul, Illustrated Souvenir of The Dispatch, 128 

pages, Jan., 1892 98 

St, Paul: Series, Resources of Minnesota, E. E. Barton, publisher; 

199 pages, 1888 99 

Sturdy Sons of St. Paul, by A. R. Fenwick, 188 pages, 1899 100 

St. Paul Trade Journal, Annual Number, 104 pages, August 10, 1901. 101 

Sandstone, a Souvenir, 14 pages, 1899. 102 

Shakopee, a Sketch, Historical and Industrial, by William Hinds, 

47 pages, 1891 103 

Stillwater, Trades Review, hy Easton and Masterman, 48 pages, 

Jan., 1898 104 

Stillwater, pages 125-8, at end of No. 98, before noted 105 

Two Harbors in 1900, 68 pages 106 

Winona and its Environs, by Lafayette H, Bunnell, 694 pages, 1897, 

before noted 78 

Note. — Consult also the County Histories, Nos. 43-78, for their Cities 
and Towns. Many counties, cities; villages, and townships, 
partly in addition to these in the preceding lists, have good col- 
lections of biographies, grouped ander the county and township 
names, in Nos. 31 and 32, page ix. 



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xiv minnesota historical society collections, 

Histories of Minnesota. 
History ol Minnesota, by Rev. Edward D. Neill; first edition, 628 

pages, 1S58 ; fourtu edition, 928 pages, 1S82 107 

History of Minnesota and Tai«s of tlie Frontier, by Judge Charles 

E. Flandrau, <08 pages, 1900 108 

Illustrated History of Minnesota, by T. H. Kirk, 2*4 pages, 1887. . . 109 
History and Civil Government of Minnesota, by Sanford Niles, 307 

pages, 1897 110 

The Book of Minnesota, Development, Resources, etc, published 

by the Pioneer Press Company, 128 pages, 1903 Ill 

Early Empire Builders of the Great West, by Moaea K. Armstrong, 

456 pages, 1901 113 

Minnesota, the North Star State, by Prof. William W, 'Foiweil, 382 

pages, 1908 113 

Minnesota in Three Centuries, 1655-1908, by Warren "Upham, Re- 
turn I. Holcombe, Gen. Lucius F. Hubbard, and Frank R. 

Holmes; four volumes, 390, 513, 546, and 458 pages, 1908 114 

Military Records of Minnesota, 

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-18G&, published un- 
der supervision of a Board of Commissioners, Judge William 
Lochren, chairman, and Gen. C. C. Andrews, editor and sec- 
retary; vol. 1, 844 pages, 1890; vol. II, 652 pages, 1893, and 
second edition, 654 pages, 1899 .' 115 

History oC tbe Great Massacre by tbe Sioux Indians in Minnesota, 
by Charles S. Bryant and Abel B. Murch, 504 pages, 1863 116 

History of the Sious War and Massacre of 1862 and 1863, by Isaac 
V. D. Heard, 354 pages, 1863 117 

Dakota War Whoop, or Indian Massacres and War in Minnesota, 

of 1862-3. by Harriet E. Bishop MeConkey, 429 pages, 1863... 118 

A Thrilling Narrative of the Minnesota Massacre and the Sioux 
War of 1862-3, by A. P. Connolly, 273 pages, 1896 119 

The Adventures of "Antelope Bill" in tbe Indian War of 1862, by 
Parker I. Peirce, 244 pages, 1898 120 

Monuments and Tablets of tlte Sioux War, 79 pages, 1902, before 
noted 33 

Civil War, 1861-5: Memorials of the MiliUry Order of the Loyal 
Legion o( the United States, Minnesota Commandery, 1886- 
1912 121 

Memorials of Acker Post, Grand Army of the Republic, St. Paul, 
1897-1908; Manuscripts by Josiab B. Chaney 122 

War with Spain, Campaign in the Philippine Islands; Official 
History of the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry, by Lieut. Martin 
B. Tew. Ill pages [appended to Campaigning in the Philip- 
pines, by Kar! Irving Faust], 1899 123 



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SOURCES OF THIS COMnr.ATION. XV 

Minuesota Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Year Book, 
1889-1895, compiled by William Henry Grant; Including "In 
Memoriam," pages 500-613 124 

Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Minnesota, Secretary's 
Reports, 1900, 1901, 1902-3, and 1904-8; Memorials of deceased 
members 125 

First Battalion of Artillery, National Guard, State of Minnesota, 28 
pages, 1898 126 

Note. — The [ollowing books, though not containing biographies, 
may also be usefully consulted: 
Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle, Papers read before the Minnesota 

Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 

United States, six volumes, 1887-1909; 
History of the First Regiment of Minnesota Volunteers, a Scrap-Book, 

136 pages, 1897-1908, in the Library of the Minnesota Historical 

Society; 
The Story of a Regiment, being a Narrative of the Service of the Second 

Regiment, Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, by 

Gen. Judson W. Bishop, 256 pages, 1890; 
A Drummer-Boy's Diary, comprising Four Years of Service with the 

Second Regiment, Minnesota Veteran Volunteers, 1861 to 1865, by 

William Bircher, 199 pages, 1889; 
History of the Fourth Regiment of Minnesota Infantry Volunteers dur- 
ing the Great Rebellion, 1861-1865, by Alonzo L. Brown, 594 pages, 

1892; 
With the Thirteenth Minnesota in the Philippines, by John Eowe, 216 

pages, 1905; 
Story of the Fifteenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, by Rev. T. 

A. Turner, Chaplain, 170 pages, with the Roster as a Supplement 

of 27 pages, 1899. 

Educational iNSTiruTrnxs. 
University of Minnesota; The Gopher, published annually by the 

Junior Class; yols. 1-25, 1887-1911 137 

Forty Years of the University of Minnesota, edited by B. Bird 

Johnson, 639 pages, 1910 127A 

Dictionary of the University of Minnesota, by E. Bird Johnson, 

215 pages, 1908 127B 

Carleton College: Algol, published annually by the Junior Class; 

vols. 1-6, 1889-94 (since discontinued) 128 

The History of Carleton CoUege, hy Rev. Delavan L. Leonard, 421 

pages, 1904 129 

History of Hamline University, when located at Red Wing, 1854 

to 1869, published by the Alumni Association, 263 pages, 1907. 130 



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Maca]ester College Contributions, Department of History, Liter- 
ature, and Political Science, by Rev. Edward D, Neill; First 
Series, 273 pages, 1890; Second Series, 307 pages, 1892 131 

A History of Macalester College, by Henry D. Funk, 304 pages, 
1810 131A 

St. Jobn'g University Record, vols. 1-25, 1888-1913 132 

St. Olaf College; Tbe Manitou Messenger, published, monthly by 

the students; vols. 1-20, 1887-1912 133 

Willmar Seminary: The Seminary Echo, puhliehed monthly by 
the students; vols. 1-10, 1889-1900 134 

Other Colleges, Seminaries, Normal Schools, etc., catalogues and 
reports 135 

Minnesota Journal of School Education, Minneapolis; vols, 1-3J, 

1882-1912 177 

Professions op Law and Medicine. 

Reports of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, 115 vols., 1851-1911.. 136 

History of the Bench and Bar of Minnesota, edited by Hon, Hiram 
F. Stevens, two vols., GOO pages, 190* 137 

Biographies of the Supreme Court of Minnesota, by Hon. Charles 
B. Elliott, in The Green Bag, vol, IV, 1892 138 

Lawyers and Courts of Minnesota prior to and during its Territo- 
rial Period, by Judge Charles E, Flandrau, in Minn. Hist. 
Soc. Collections, vol, VIH, pages 89-101, 1898 28, VIII 

The Bench and Bar of Ramsey County, by Charles E. Flandrau, 
in the- Magazine of Western History, vols. VII and VIII, 1888, 
before noted 69 

Minnesota State Medical Society-, Transactions, 18ti9-1911, obitua- 



Minnesota State Pharmaceutical Association, Proceedings, 1885- 
1911, obituaries of members 140 

Rei.igiocs Denominations. 
Minnesota Baptist State Convention, Annual Reports since 1859.. 141 

Baptist Home Mission Monthly, August, 1898 142 

Congregationalist : Minutes of the General Association (Confer- 
ence) of Minnesota, 1850-1911 143 

The Congregational Year Book, 30 vols,, 1882-19II 144 

Roman Catholic: Tbe Diocese of St. Paul, Golden Jubilee, 1851- 

1901, 156 pages 145 

Acta et Dicta, published by the St. Paul Catholic Historical So- 
ciety, 1907-1911 146 



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The American Jewish Year Booii, bioeraphies in the voiumes pub- 
lished in 1903 to ISll H7 

Lutheran Church Reports and Periodicals, largely from manuscript 
compilaUon by Prof, Edward L. Arndt, of St. Paul, kindly con- 
tributed (or this volume 148 

American Lutheran Biographies, by Rev. Jena C, Jenason (Rose- 
land). 901 pages, 1890 149 

Methodist Episcopal Church: Minutes of the Minnesota Annual 
Conference, 18564911 ' 150 

Methodist Episcopal Chnrch; Northern Minnesota Annual Confer- 
ence, 1895-1911 151 

Protestant Episcopal Church: Journal of the Annual Council, 
Dioceae of Minnesota, 1857-1911 152 

Fifty Years of Church Work in the Diocese of Minnesota, 1857-1907 
[Protestant Epiacopai], by Rev. George C. Tanner, 516 pages, 
1909 15aA 

Presbyterian Church: Minutes of the Annual Meetinga of the 
Synod of Minnesota, 1858-1911 loS 

Central Preshyterian Church, St. Paul, Semi-Centennial, 1852-1903, 
68 pagea 154 

History of the First Presbyterian Church of Minneapolis, 1835-1910. 

by Rev. Albert B. Marshall, 228 pages, 1910 154A 

Note. — Consult also Magazines and Journals, Nos. 178-181. 

Associations, Fraternities, and Miscellaneous. 

Minnesota Editors' and Publishers' Association, Proceedings, 1867- 

1911, obituaries of members 155 

Minnesota Journalism in the Territorial Period, and from 1858 to 
1865, by Daniel S. B. Johnston; in Minn. Hist. Soc. Collections, 
vol. X (Part I), pagea 247-351, 1905; vol. XII, pages 183-262, 
1908 28, X, XII 

Masonic Veteran Association of Minnesota. Proceedings, 1894-1911. 15S 

Masonic Goldfln Jubilee: Semi-Centennial of the Grand Lodge, A. 
F. and A. M. of Minnesota, edited by Dr, tieorge R. Metcalf, 
99 pages, 1903 157 

Masonic: Historical Slietch read at the Semi-Centennial Celebra- 
tion of the Introduction of Freemasonry in Minnesota, by Dr. 
George R. Metcalf, 43 pages, 1899 158 

Masonic; Proceedings, Grand Lodge, A. F. and A. M. of Minne- 
sota, 1853-1911 159 

Masonic: Proceedings of the Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Min- 
nesota, 1859-1871 and 18S5-1890 160 

Masonic: Proceedings of the Grand Council of Royal and Select 
Masters, 1874-1888 161 

Masonic: Proceedings of the Grand Commandery of Knights Tem- 
plar of Minnesota, 1866-1885 and 1889-90 162 



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The Masonic Record, St. Paul; vols. I-VI <its entire aeriea), Nov. 

1, 1892, to Oct. 1, 1898 163 

Odd Fellows, and other Fraternities and Orders, miscellaneous 

publications 164 

The Poets and Poetry of Minnesota, by Mrs. W. J. Arnold, 336 

pages, 1864 165 

Minnesota Horticultural Society, Annual Reports, 39 vols., 1866- 

1911 166 

History of the Minnesota State Agricultural Society, by Darwin S. 

Hall and R. 1. Holcombe, 405 and xxili pages, 1910 166A 

The Mississippi Valley Lumberman, Minneapolis, vols. 1-43, 1S76- 

1912 167 

History of Lumbering in the St, Croix Valley and on the Upper 

Mississippi and He Tributaries, with Biographic Sketches, 

papers by William H. C. Folsom and Daniel Stanchfield, in 

Minn. Hist. Soc. Collections, vol. IX, pages 291-362, 1901 28, IX 

The Northwestern Miller, Minneapolis, vols. 1-90, 1S76-1912 168 

History of the Scandinavians ... in the United States, by O. 

N. Nelson; two vols., pages 643 and 49B, 1893 and 1897; and 

second edition, revised, pages 518, 280, 1904 J69 

A History of the Swedish-Americans of Minnesota, by A. E, Strand, 

1,147 pages, in three volumes, continuously paged, 1910 169A 

The First Chapter of Norwegian Immigration (1821-1840), Its 

Causes and Results, by Rasmus B. Anderson; second edition, 

476 pages, 1896 170 

History of the Welsh in Minnesota, by Rev. Thomas E, Hughes 

and others, 306 pages, 1895 171 

The American Jewish Year Booli, biographies in the volumes pub- 
lished in 1903 to 1911, before noted 147 

Minnesota Old Settlers' Association, manuscript records by Josiah 

B. Ctaney ^ 172 

Biographic Notes of Old Settlers, by Hon. Henry L. Moss, in Minn. 

Hist. Soc. Collections, vol. IX, pages 143-162, 1901 28, IX 

Manuscript Biographic Notes of Minnesota Pioneers, by Josiah B. 

Chaney 173 

Minnesota Territorial Pioneers' Association, Proceedings, 1899-1911. 174 
Minnesota Historical Society, manuscripts and special biographic 



Minnesota Historical Society Collections, vols, I to XIII, 1850-1908, 
before noted 28, I-Xll! 

Magazin'?:s and Jodrnals. 
The Northwest Magazine, vols. 1-21, 1883-1903 (published in New 

York to July, 1884, and later in St. Paul and Minneapolis) ... 176 
Minnesota Journal of School Education, Minneapolis; vols. 1-31, 



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The North and West (successor to the Northern Presbyterian), 

JS91-1S98 178 

The Northwestern CongregatioEaiiat, Minneapolis and St, Paul; 

vols. 1-8. 1888-1900 17S 

Tbe Methodist Herald (called atter 1897 The Midland Christian 

Advocate), Minneapolis; vols. 5-14, 1891-1904 ISO 

Minnesota Missionary and Church Record, published at Faribault, 

and later at Minneapolis and St. Paul, 1888-1905 181 

Personal Memoirs. 

Life of James Lloyd Breck, by Charles Breek, 557 pages, 1883 182 

An Apostle of the Wilderness, James Lloyd Breck, by Theodore 

I, Holeombe, 195 pages, 1903 183 

The Ancestry, Life, and Times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley, by 

Nathaniel West, 596 pages, 1889 1S4 

Lights and SliaSowa of a Long Episcopate [autobiography], by 

Bishop Henry B. Whipple, 576 pages, 1900 18S 

Lives of the Governors of Minnesota, by Gen. James H. Baker, 

Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Vol. XHI, 480 pages, 

1908 28, XllI 

Family Genealogies, 
Atwater History and Genealogy, by Francis Atwater, 493 pages, 

1901 186 

Bailey Genealogy, by Hollis R. Bailey, 479 pages, 1899 187 

Genealogy ol the Bigelow Family of America, by Gilmau B. Howe, 

517 pages, 1890 188 

Genealogy of the Breck Family, by Samuel Breck, 281 pages, 1889. 189 
The Cheney [and Chaney] Genealogy, by Charles H. Pope, 582 

p^es, 1897 190 

Chittenden Family, by Alyan Talcott, 262 pages, 1882 191 

A Genealogy and History of the Chute Family in America, with 

Allied Families, by William B. Chute, 493 pages, 1894 192 

The Descendants of Nathaniel Clarke, by George K. Clarke, 468 

pages, 1902 193 

Genealogy of the Cornell Family, by Rev. John Cornell, 468 pages, 

1902 194 

Genealogy of the Corser Family in America, partly by Elwood S. 

Corser, of MLnneapolifl; 306 and 30 pages, 1902 195 

The Crafts Family, by James M. and William F. Crafts, 803 pages, 

1893 196 

A Cutler Memorial and Genealogical History, by Nahum S. Cutler, 

663 pages, 1S89 197 

The Genealogy of the Delano Family, by Major Joel A. Delano, 561 

pages. 1899 198 



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Descendants of Joseph Easton, 1636-1899, by William S. Easton, of 
St Paul; 249 pages, IS99 199 

A Genealogy of the Polsom Family, by Jacob Chapman, 297 pag€S, 

1883 300 

History and Genealogy of tlie Goodhue Family, by Rev. Jonathan 

E. Goodhue, 391 pages, 1891 201 

The Hamlin Family, by Hon. H. Franklin Andrews, 1,411 pages, 

1902 202 

A Genealogical History of the Harwood Fami]les, by Watson H. 

Harwood, second edition, 104 pages, 1896 203 

Herrick Genealogy, revised edition, by Lucius C. Herrick, 516 

pages, 18S5 204 

Hoar Genealogy, by Alfred Wyman Hoar, of Montlcello, Minn.; 56 

pages, 1898 205 

One Thousand Years of Hubbard History, by Edward W. Day, 495 

pages, 1895 .- 206 

The Humplireys Family In America, by Frederick Humphreys, 836 

pages, 1883-86 307 

The Kelioggs in the Old World and the New, by Timothy Hopkins, 

three vols., 2,321 pages, 1903 208 

Genealogy of the Keyes Family, by Asa Keyes, 319 pages, 1880 309 

Kingsbury Genealogy, by Joseph A. Kingsbury, 358 pages, 1901; 

and by Frederick J. Kingsbury and Mary K. Talcott, 733 pages, 

1905 210 

Lamson Memorial, 1635-1908, by Otis E. and Frank B. Lamson, of 

Buffalo, Minn.; 121 pages, 1908 211 

A Genealogy of the Leavenworth Family in the United States, by 

Ellas W. ' Leavenworth, 376 pages, 1873 212 

Memorial of Solomon Leonard and his Descendants, by Manning 

Leonard, 454 pages [1896] 213 

The Llbby Family In America, by Charles T. Llbby, 628 pages, 1883. 214 
Mann Memorial, a Record of the Mann Family in America, by 

George S. Mann, 251 pages, 1884 215 

John Neil] and bis Descendants, 127 pages, 1875 216 

History and Genealogy of the Family of Thomas Noble, by Lucins 

M. Boltwood, 870 pages, 1878 217 

Noyes Genealogy, by Col. Henry E. and Harriette B. Noyes, two 

vols., 575 and 437 pages, 1904 218 

Noyes-Gilman Ancestry, by Charles P, Noyes, of St, Paul; 467 

pages, 1907 219 

The Phelps Family of America, by Judge Oliver S. Phelps and 

Andrew T. Servin, two vols., 1,865 pages, 1899 220 

The PilJsbury Family, by David B. Pilisbury and Emily A. Getchell, 



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A Genealogical Record of Samuel Pond and his Descendants, by 

Daniel S. Pond, 136 pages, 1875 222 

Genealogy of the Rigga Family, by John H. Wallace, 1*7 pages, 
1901 223 

Genealogy of the Family of Sanborne or Sanborn, by V, C. San- 
born, 692 pages. 1899 224 

Sanborn Family In the United States and Brief Sketch of the Life 
of John B. Sanborn, of St. Paul; 75 pages, 1887 325 

Genealogy and Memoirs of the Steams Family, by Mrs. Avis 

Stearns Van Wagener, two vols., 744 and 531 pages, 1901 326 

The Stebbina Genealogy, by Ralph S. and Robert L. Greenlee, two 
vols., 1,386 pages. 1904 337 

The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, by Benjamin 
W. Dwlght, two vols., 1,586 pages, 1871 228 

The Descendants of William Towne, by Edwin E. Towne, 372 
pages, 1901 229 

Trowbridge Genealogy, by Frances B. Trowbridge, 848 pages, 1908. 230 

Upham Genealogy, by Frank K. Upham, 573 pages. 1892 231 

A Genealogy of the Van Voorhis Family in America, by Ellas W. 

Van Voorhis, 735 pages, 1888 233 

Wakefield Memorial, by Homer Wakefield, 352 pages, 1897 233 

Genealogical Notes of the Washburn Family, by Mrs. Julia Chase 
Washburn, 104 pages. 1898 234 

Genealogical Notes of the Whipple-Hil! Families, by John Whipple- 
Hill, 106 pages. 1S97 235 

The White omb Family in America, by Charlotte Whitcomb, of Min- 
neapolis : 621 pages, 1904 236 

ScRAP-BOOKS AKI3 NEWSPAPERS. 

Minnesota Historical Society Scrap-Books, 68 vols., 1861-1S12, with 
designation of the volume cited 237 

The Minnesota Pioneer, Pioneer and Democrat, and Pioneer Press. 
St. Paul; full series, April 38, 1849. to 1912, weekly and daily, 
with dates of biographies 238 

The Minnesotlan, St. Paul, from Sept. 1, 1851, and the Minneso- 
tian and Times, to 1861 239 

Daily Press, St. Paul, Jan. 1, 1861, to April 10, 1875 240 

CORBESPOKDENCK. 

Received by Correspondence and Interviews 341 

Note. — Many sketches have been supplied with dates of terms of 
official services, and of removals and deaths, by consulting the Legisla- 
tive Manuals (No. 30), Directories of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, 
etc, and the Northwestern Gazetteer and Business Directory of Min- 
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ADDITIONS AND COBEEGTIONS. 

Many of the persons whose biographic sketches are gathered 
in this volume have died since the sources whence it is com- 
piled were published. Information of their place and date of 
death is requested to be sent to the Secretary of this Society 
for notation in its Library. 

Such additional notes have been inserted throughout this 
work for a considerable number who have died during the 
time of its printing, but several of these for the earlier parts 
of the volume are given in the ensuing list. Others are also 
here noted whose deaths, though occurring longer ago, have 
come to our knowledge since their places in the printing were 
passed. 

A few corrections and added sketches are also included in 
this list; and the Secretary will thank any readers who will 
send needed corrections for preservation and reference. 

"The Aborigines of Minnesota, a Report based on the col- 
lections of Jacob V. Brower, and on the field surveys and notes 
of Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis, collated, augmented 
and described by N. H. Winchell," published in 1.911 by this 
Historical Society, forms a quarto volume of 76] pages, with 
many halftone page plates and more than 500 plats of groups 
of aboriginal mounds surveyed in this state. Histories of the 
Sioux and Ojibways of Minnesota are given in this report, with 
many portraits. It also contains, in pages 707-731, an alpha- 
betic list of about 1,500 personal names of Ojibways who have 
borne some part in Minnesota history, with citations of pub- 
lications in which they are mentioned. Biographic sketches, 
however, are not presented, excepting for Brower, Hill, and 
Lewis, with portraits, in the preface. 

The present work was originally undertaken in connection 
with the compilation of another volume, "Minnesota Geo- 
graphic Names," for this Society's Collections. In that fur- 
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planned to give tlie origin, meaning, and date, so far as can be 
ascertained, of our place names, as of the state, its counties and 
townships, cities, villages, railway stations, post offices, creefes, 
rivers and lakes, hills and mountains, and the streets and 
parks in cities. Many personal notes and frequent sketches of 
the early explorers, first settlers, and prominent citizens, com- 
memorated by these names, are being thus gathered, consider- 
ably extending the biographic records of Minnesota. 

When the foregoing pages, the latest to be printed in this 
long work, were at their final proof-reading, this Society's 
Library received the new Volume VII of No. 17 in our sources 
of compilation. This new edition of the most serviceable col- 
lection of biographies of living men and women in the United 
States has about twenty for Minnesota that were not in its 
former editions nor in this compilation, to wMeh accordingly 
they are here added. 

St. Paul, Minn., June J, J.9iS. 

AiiEU,, John S , d in Waseca, Minn, July 1, 1305. 

AuAMS, Samuel E , d in Mmn^^apolis March 29, 1912. 

ALLts, Cephas Damfl, b m Chnton, Ont., Canada, Aug. 18, 1876; 
was KJ-aduated at tbe University of Toronto, 1897, and from Us law 
department, 1899, studied later at Harvard University, and in Berlin 
and Oxford; instructoi in political science, University of Minnesota, 
1907-9, and assistant professor since 1910. [17.] 

Ames, Rei', Chahles Gonuo\, d m Boston, Mass., April 16, 1912. 

AsuERSOK. JoH> J, d m St Paul, April 2&, 1911. 

Babbitt, Fban<es Eli/\, b Jan 24, 1S24; d. a,t Coldwat«r, Mich., 
July 6, 1891. She was a school teacher at Little Falls, Minn., where 
her observations and published papers, in 187S-84, noting artiflclally 
flaked quartz fragments in the Mississippi valley drift, gave evidence 
of the presence of man thete duimg the closing stage of the Glacial 
period. [241.] 

Babkabd, Al.IlIn^, d in Minneapolis Jan. 11, 1912. 

BrosB¥, John J , English geologist, b m Nottingham. England, Aug. 
14, 1792; d. In London, Feb 111, 1881 He traveled along the northern 
boundary of Minnesota m 1823, published many papers on Canadian 
geology. tDlctionari of National Biography.] 

Bbeck, James Lloyo; add references to 182 and 183 in the foregoing 
list. 

Beioht, Alpked Habkis, la'wyer, b. in Jefferson county, N. Y., Oct. 
29, 1850; was graduated at the University of Wisconsin, 1874, and 
from its law department, 1876; came to Minnesota In 1891, settling in 
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Ste. Marie Ry. Co., 1891-1908, and its general counsel since 1908. [17; 
24; 25.] 

BuBNHAM, Capt. John W., d. fa Fargo, N. D., Jan. 5. 1912. 

Campbei.l, Wiixiam W., d. in Washinetoii, Pa., in 1905. 

CAHfiEY, PATitrcK H., d. in Duluth, Minn., Jan. 23, 1912. 

CiBPENTBB, EtiBEBT liiwBENCB, lumber merchant, b. in Rochelte, 111., 
Marcb 6, 1862; has engaged in lumber business in Minneapolis since 
1887, being of the Sbeylia-Carpenter Co. since 1893. [17.] 

Child, James Ebwik, d. in Waseca, Minn., Feb. 25, 1912. 

Chiu), Simeon P., d. near Sbapoitee, May 26, 1912. 

CooLEN, John, last on page 139, spelling corrected. 

CoULTEH, JoHM Lbe, statistician, b. In Mallory, Minn., April IG, 1881; 
was graduated at the University of North Dakota, 1904, and with the 
degree of Ph. D. at tie University of Wisconsin, 1908; was assistant 
professor of rural economics. University of Minnesota, 1909-10, and 
special agent ot the U. S. census bureau since 1910. [17.] 

Cbookek, Josiah B., b, in Cayuga county, N, Y., Aug. 3, 1828; d. In 
Minneapolis, May 30, 1912. He came to Minnesota Territory, settling 
in Owatonna; was a representative in the legislature, 1865-6, and a 
state senator, 1869-70; removed to Minneapolis, and engaged in Jumber 
business there and in Anoka, and later In real estate business; was one 
o£ tiie founders of the Centra! Baptist Church In Minneapolis. [237 ( 68) .] 

Dane, Hekkt J., d. in Le Sueur, Minn., May, 1905. 

Davis, Capt. Ellbby C„ d. in Crookston, Minn., Jan, IT, 1912. 

Dewey, Haekt Pinkeo, Congregational clergyman, b. in Toulon, 111., 
Oct. 30, 1861; was graduated at Wiltiama College, 1884, and Andover 
Theological Seminary, 1887; was pastor in Concord, N. H., 1887-1900, 
and in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1900-7; came to Minnesota in 1907, and has 
since been pastor of Plymouth Church, Minneapolis. [17.] 

Dickson, Thomas Hunteb, b. in Philadelphia, Pa-, Dec. 4, 1840; d. in 
St. Paul, May 14, 1912. He came to Minnesota in 1880, settling in St. 
Paul; was freigbt agent of the Great Northern railway, 1880-1901, and 
of the Northern Pacific railway since 1901. [35; 237 (68).] 

DiLLnv, Geobge W., d. in St. Paul, Aug. 28, 1910. 

DuNWELL, De,\nis W, C, d. in Lewlston, Idaho, Feb. 21, 1907. 

Pish, Bvkbett W., d. in Rochester, N. Y., March 24, 1912. 

Flat Mouth (EsiiKEBueecoanE), chief of the Pillager band of the 
Ojibways in Minnesota, b. in 1774; d. about 1860. This band lived in 
the vicinity of Deech lake. In the War of 1812 he refused to join the 
British against the United States, and through his long life he was 
much respected by both the red and white men. [28, V; 241.] 

Gage, Geobise M., d. In Sacramento, Cal., April, 1910. 

GiBBS, Mas. Jane de Bow Stevens, d. in Rose township, near St. Paul, 
May 30, 1910. 

GitBEBT, Nbwikgton, d. in Merriam Park, St. Paul, April 10, 1912. 

Gii-i.TES, Andrew, M. E. clerEyman, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, Aug. 3, 
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the Genesee Wealeyan Seminary, Lima, N. Y., 1S91, and at the Wes- 
leyan University, Conn., 1895; was pastor in Vermont and New York, 
1835'1907; came to Minnesota in 1907, and has since been pastor of 
the Hennepin Avenue Church in Minneapolis. [17.] 

Gjeetsem, Hen-ry John, d. in Minneapolis, Dec, 3, 1911. 

Geaham, Chhistophi^ C, d. in Red Wing, Minn,, May 1891. [56*,] 

Gbakoer, Wabben. a memorial biography, 42 pag«s, by bis brother, 
James N. Granger, was published in 1895 £or th« Minnesota Com- 
mandery at the Loyal Legion. 

Grav Cmtjd (Mahkpiya-iioto-win), a haltbreed Sioux woman, b, about 
1793; d. at Black Dog's village, on tlie Minnesota river, in 1850. She 
was married at Prairie du Chien to Captain Thomas Anderson, an 
ofiicer of the British army, and later to Hazen Mooers, the fur trader, 
with whom she lived on the larg* Gray Cloud island of the Mississippi 
river between St. Paul and Hastings. This island was named for her 
by Andrew Robertson, her son-in-law. [28, IX; 241.] 

Halt,, At.beki' R., d. In Knapp, Wis., June 2, 1905. 

Hai.1,, Oscab H„ d. In St. Paul, April 2, 1912. 

Hambi-I"!, Charles Henbt, b. in London, England, Sept. 13, 1859; 
came to America in 1882, and to Minnesota in 1889; was managing 
editor of the Minneapolis Evening Tribune, 1891-1902; business man- 
ager and editor, Minneapolis Tribune Co., since 1902. fl7; 24.] 

Hami.in, James Garrit, d. in Spokane, Wash,, May 4, 1912. 

Hbcklin, Fred, d. in Chaska, Minn., Sept. 16, 1905. 

Hbywxhh), Joseph Lke, page 334; a memorial volume, "Robber and 
Hero," by Prof. George Huntington, 119 pages, with portraits, was pub- 
lished in 1895. 

Hill, Anobew H., d. in Portland, Ore., April 5, 1910. 

Hiix, FsASK Davis, U. S. consul, b. at Pine Island, Minn., May 28, 
1862; d. at PrankEort-on-the-Main, Germany, May 23, 1912. He studied 
at the University of Minnesota, 1878-82; was admitted to the bar in 
1884; entered the diplomatic service in 1887, as consul in Asuncion, 
Paraguay; later served in Montevideo, Uruguay, in Venezuela, Brazil, 
Amsterdam (1899-1907), St. Petersburg, Barcelona, and Frankfort. 
[17; 237 (68).] 

HOio, Charles; omit authorship of biography of Henry Clay. 

HoiTMAN, James K., d, in St. Paul, May, 1905. 

HoLE-iN-T HE-DAY <Baowunaoijik, "Hole, opening, rift in the sky"); 
the hereditary name of Ojlbway chiefs, passing from father to son 
through three generations. The sketch on pages 337-8 refers to the 
second of these chiefs. [28, I, II, IV, V, VI, IX, X.] 

HuBBABD, Reknselaeb Dban, d. in Chicago, in., Aug. 29, 1905. 

HuMBiRO, John A., b. in Pennsylvania, July 18, 1836; d. in Spokane, 
Wash., Aug. 4, 1911. He resided many years in Wisconsin, and re- 
moved to St. Paul, Minn,, in 1899; was largely interested In railroad 
building, and in timber lands, lumbering, and banking, in Wisconsin, 
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HuMisTON, Ransom F., page 354; add tiat he was born July 3, 1822, 
and died in April, 1S89. [65B*.] 

HuMMBL, William, d. in Portland, Ore., April 6, 1911. 

Humphrey, Jambs Kent, d. in St. Paul, April 28, 1912. 

Hyde, CobseIiIus Wjilit Gillam (full name, given only by initials 
on page 3S0) ; since 1901 ■editor of School Education, residing in Rob- 
binsdaie, Minneapolis. [IT.] 

JOHKSOS, Chaeles E., d. in St. Paul, April 9, 1912. 

Johnston, Law ken ce Albeht, Lutheran clergyman, b. at Sugar 
Grove, Pa., Aug. 12, 1S55; was graduated at Augustana College, Rock 
Island, III., in 1S79, and at Augustana Theological Seminary, 18S1; 
was pastor in Iowa and Illinois, and in St. Paul, Minn., 1894-1904, and 
Since 1911; editor of Lutheran newspapers since 1883, and author of 
religious books. [17.] 

Kino, Osmyn B., b. itt Suffield, Conn., June 15, 1831; d. in Minneapolis, 
March 19, 1912. He came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in St. Anthony, 
and at first practiced law; was treasurer of Hennepin county, 1865-8; 
was In lumber business tie nest ten years, and later was teller of the 
Security Bank, etc.; was one of the founders of the Park Avenue Con- 
gregational Church, Minneapolis,- in 1867. [237 (68').] 

KoERsER, AtGUST T., d. In St. Paul, April 17, 1912. 

Kbay, John, d. at Cold Spring, Minn., June 6, 1905. 

Kbayenbuhl, Gustave, d. in ChasKa, Minn., June 5, 1905. 

Lewis, Martin B., d, in Red Wing, Minn., March 31, 1912. . 

Linnen, Edwabd Bangs, b. in Le Sueur, Minn., March 21, 1864; 
studied at the University of Minnesota, 1S79-82; has since been U. 8. 
inspector successively of rivej and harbor improvements, the railway 
mail service, and from 1894 to 1910 for the Department of the Interior; 
resides in Minneapolis. [17.] 

LisTOE, SoBEN, page 444; add that he was U. S. consul at Rotterdam, 
Netherlands, 1897-1902, and consul general there since 1902. [17.] 

LovEJLESs, Capt. Chabi.es B., d. in Worthington, Minn., Dec. 29, 1890. 
[65B.] 

Lynch, Fbedbbick Bickneii., b. in Madison, Wis., May 4, 1866; 
studied at Yankton College, S. D.; came to Minnesota in 1897, set- 
tling in St. Paul; engaged in real estate business, and since 1901 in 
lumbering, and has other extensive financial interests. [IT; 24; 25.1 

McCLtBE, John Chabi.e.s, d. in Red Wing, Minn., April 4, 1912. 

McDoi.'OALL, Alexander, b. in Scotland, March 16, 1845; came to 
America in 1854, and to Minnesota in 1870, settling in Duluth; has 
engaged since 1865 in lake trans porta,ti on and ship building. [17; 24.] 

McLean, Thomas Ntcol, d. in Chicago, 111., March 20, 3912. 

Ma-NTon, Rev. Joseph R., d. in Richfield, Minn., Jan. 17, 1912, 

Markham, J. M., d. at Hot Springs, Ark., Sept., 1905. 

Martin, William Leslie, b. in Le« County, III, Nov. 15, 1854; has 
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agent tiaffic manager and \ ice president, of the Minneapolis, St. Paul 
and Sault Ste Marie Railway Co resides in Minneapolis. [17; 24.] 

Maxwell dii Evebftt educator, b. in Forest City, 111., Sept. 10, 
l'*70 was, graduated at Hamline University, St. Paul, 1893; engaged in 
teaching m Mmne'^ota and Wisconsin; since 1904 president of the 
State Normal School ^^moua Minn. [17; 24.] 

Mfdri\f Bottle chief of a small Sious band living on and near 
Gray Cloud island of the M ssi9sippi river above Hastings, and re- 
nio'ving in 1852 to the vicinitj of the Redwood Agency, where he died 
before tile S ou\ cutireak of 1^(12; was uncle of the warrior of this 
nan e ment oned on page 50 [241,] 

'vHllioa\ William P d in Chicago, 111., Oct., 1905. 

Miner, Nelsos H„ d. in Sauk Center, Minn., April 21, 1905. 

MoLLOY, Maby Alovsia, teacher and author, b, in Sandusky, Ohio; 
was graduated at Ohio State University, 1903, and as Pb. D. at Cornell 
University, 1907; came to Minnesota, and was assistant principal of 
Winona Seminary, Roman Catholic, 1907-11; dean of the College of 
St. Teresa, Winona, Minn., since 1911. [17.] 

MoNTGOMEBT, WitLiAM H., d. ill Owatonna, Minn., May 10, 1912. 

MoKEi&oi D4-SIFL ALEXANDra d in Rochester Minn., March 16, 1912. 

Neileb SamiflE d In Minneapolis Feb 13 1911. 

Ni\n Mrs M^by Clabkf d in Boston Mass Sept., 1905. 

NoRTO"j Matthew GEoari, b in Lewlsburg Pa April 20, 1831 (date 
corrected ) 

NiiESTEiN W*rL\(F educator b at "Woo^ter Ohio, Dec, 16, 1879; 
was graduated at the Universitj of Woostei 1900, and as Ph. D. at 
Yale 1908 assistant proteseor ot historj m the University of Min- 
nesota since 1910 [17 ] 

OFTFn\i: SvFN d in Mmn'-apolis ipril 1 1111 

Oswald John^ Co%k*i> d in Minneapolis June 13, 1905. 

Pakso-js Olhbk pioneer b n South Paris Miine, June 1, 1823; d. 
in Minneapolis April 25 141" He came to Minnesota In 1849, settling 
in Stillwater and engaged m lumbeting removed to Minneapolis in 
18''S and was in mortgage ind loan bu&ine«s there about twenty-five , 
years [23" (bR) ] 

Pfmcalt Frent,h Shipwright companion and narrator ot Le Sueur's 
expedition in 1700-01 to the MicDesota and Blue Earth rivers. [28, III.] 

pETEB'iO'^ S^M0i.L D d In New Ulm Mmn Feb. 10, 1911. 

PFAF^DFJ^ W1LII4M d in New T Im 4.ug 11 1905. 

Pni'iBTBY Charles STi^so'J miller son of Charles Alfred Pillsbury, 
b in Minneapolis Dec 6 1S"8 was graduated at the University of 
Minnesota 1900 engaged in real estate bu'-iness and flour manufac- 
turing, resides m Minneapolis. [17, 24.] 

PiLLSBUKY, John Saboest, twin brother of the toregoing; was grad- 
uated at the same place and date; learned flour milling by working In 
all departments, 1900-6; secretary and treasurer of the Pillsbury Flour 
Mills Co., since 1909; resides in Minneapolis. [17.] 



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PoNTHAN, Swan A., d. at White Bear, Minn., Aug. 15, 1911. 

RossEB. Gen. Thomas L., d. in Charlottes ville, Va., March 29, 1910. 

EussEii, Chables p., d. in Eyota, Minn., March 19, 1912, 

ScHAEFEB, Akton, d. in St Paul, July 1, 1911 (date corrected.) 

Shasopee (LiiTLE Sis) was the hereditary name, like Wabasha, of 
three successive chiefs, in lineal descent from father to son, of a band 
of Sioux in th« Minnesota river valley near the site of the city of 
Shakopee, which commemorates the first and second of these chiefs. 
The sketch on page 693 refers to tlie third and last who bore this 
name. [28. I, III, VI, IX, XII.] 

Sheibe, RoMAiN-s, d. in St. Paul, Sept. 11, 1905. 

Sheldok, Theobobe B., commemorated by the Sheldon Auditorium in 
the city of Red Wing, Minn., died there April 3, 1900. [56*.] 

Simmons, Thob K„ , in Red Wing, Minn., May 7, 1S90. [56*.] 

Smith, BisnsEr Woosteh, d. in St. Paul, May 29, 1912. 

St(«m8, Geoboe E., d, in Superior, Wis., May 19,191 2. 

Stkono, Johm H., d. in Athens, Minn., April 26, 1905. 

Tanner, John, captive of the Ottawa Indians, partly on and near the 
northern boundary of Minnesota, b. in Kentucky about 1780; d. in 
1847. The narrative of his captivity during thirty years, 426 pages, 
edited by Edwin James, was published in 1830. [1.] 

Van Slyke, William A., d. in St. Paul, Jan. 14. 1910. [237 (59*).] 

Wabdell, John Middleton, of Tracy. Minn., d. in St. Paul, May 
31, 1913. 

Weigle, Lutheb Allan, educator, b, in Littl«stown, Pa., Sept. 11. 
1880; was graduated at Gettysburg College, 1900. and as Ph. D. at Yale, 
1905; has since been professor oC philosophy in Carleton College, 
Northfield, Minn., and its dean since 1910. [17.] 

Weiss. Astok Chables, journalist, b. in Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 20, 
1862; came to Minnesota in 1887, settling in Duluth; editor and pub- 
lisher of tie Duluth Herald since 1890. [17; 24; 25.] 

Welz, Fbbderick R., d. in Daytona, Fla., Feb. 25, 1910. 

Werhkb, Nils O., S. in Minneapolis, Feb. 24, 1910. 

Wing, Feancis Mabion, newspaper artist, b. in Elmwood, II!., July 
24, 1873; studied at Grinnell College, Iowa; engaged in making cartoons 
and caricatures for the Minneapolis Journal since 1900. [17.] 

Wing. Mabcus, d. in Rochester, Minn., March 27, 1911. 

Wiwe, William, d. in St. Paul, Aug. 19, 1905. 

WoLLAN, Nels B., d. in Starbuck, Minn., June 9, 1905. 

WooLsreNCROFT, Benjamin W., d. in Siayton, Minn., Oct. 17, 1908. 
[65B.*] ; < 

Wounded Man (Taopi, the Sioux, page 767) was a son of Old Bets 
(page 564), [Aborigines of Minnesota."] 

ToTjHHEB BHOTHEM, pages 889, 890; see "The Story of Cole Younger" 
(full name, Thomas Coleman Younger), an autobiograpby, 124 pages, 
with portraits, 1903, and "Robber and Hero," by Prof. George Hunting- 
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Note.- — Numerals after each sketch refer to the preceding list 
of sources of this work, which may be consulted for more fuli 
information. 

An asterisk (*} after a numeral refers to a portrait with the 
biography. 



Aakeb, Hans H., educator, b. in Rldgeway. Iowa, April 16. 1862; came 
to Minnesota in 1883 to teach at Willmar. After 189* he was prin- 
cipal of Concordia College, Moorhead. [26*; 134 (June, 1S97).*] 

Aakkh, Lahs K„ b. in Norway, Sept. 19, 1825; came to the United 
States in 1845, and to Minnesota in 1857; was a representative in the 
state legislature in 1859 and 1861 ; served in the Third Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war; was again elected to the legislature in 1867 
and 1869, and was a state senator, 1880-4; settled In Crookston in the 
latter year as receiver of the U. S. land ofBce. [35; 169.] 

Aanerson, AnDREn', farmer, b. In Fillmore county, Minn., in 1861; 
resides at Shelly, Norman county; was representative in the state leg- 
islature in 1901 and 1903. [30.] 

Aas, Eliab, Lntheraa clergyman, b. in Sand, Norway, April 28, 1855; 
studied theology at Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis; was pastor in 
Polk and Marshall counties, Minn.. 1886-1888, in Dakota county, Minn., 
1S88-1904, and In Northwood, N. D., after Nov., 1904. [148,] 

Abbetmetbb, Kabl D. a. F., Lutheran clergyman and educator, b. 
Aug, 19, 1867, in Germany; came to the United States in IHIS; was 
graduated at the University of Watertown, Wis., 1888, and at the 
Theological Seminary at Milwaukee, 1890; was pastor in West St. 
Paul, 1895-98; and professor at Concordia College, St. Paul, since 1903. 
[25; 148.] 

Abbott, Amos Wiison, surgeon, b, in India, Jan. 6, 1844; was edu- 
cated at Dartmouth College and the College ot Physicians and Sur. 
geons. New York; came to Minnesota in 1877, settling in Minneapolis, 
where he has since practiced. [24; 85A.] 

Abbott, A?isTirE, Congregational missionary, b. Aug. 16, 1839, in 
Ahmednagar, India, where her parents were missionaries; was grad- 
uated at Abbott Seminary, Andover, Mass., 1858; was a teacher In the 
Minneapolis High School, 1872-9, and in Bennett Seminary, Minne- 
apolis. 1881-6; was a missionary in India, 1888-1905; now residing in 
Le Cannet, France. [179 (July 18, 1890); 241.] 



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Abbott, Bmma, singer, b. in Chicago, 111., Dec. 9, 1850; d. at Salt 
Lake City, Utah, Jan. 5, 1891. She was accustomed to sing in con- 
certs from ber early childhood, and became distinguished as an opera 
singer. Her father settled in Minneapolis in 187S, and there she often 
visited him. She was married to Eugene Wetherell, who died in 1889. 
"The Life and Professional Career of Emma Abbott" (192 pages), 
written by Sadie E. Martin, was published in Minneapolis, 1891. [6; 7.] 

Abboit, E^EBTO:^^ Jdohon, physician, b. in Milan, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1849; 
w-as graduated from the medical department of Western Reserve Uni- 
versity, Ohio, 1875; the next year settled in St. Paul; professor of 
clinical medicine. University of Minnesota. [24; 25; 68; 93; 12'5.] 

Abbott, Ezra, pioneer, .b. in New Hampshire; d. in Owatonna, Minn., 
Aug. 16, 1876. He came to Minnesota with bis brother, John H. Ab- 
bott, in 1855, being among the first settlers in Owatonna. [72.] 

Abbott, Howaub Steickland, lawyer, h. in Farmington, Minn,, Sept. 
IS, 1864; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1885; was 
admitted to the bar in 1887, and has since practiced in Minneapolis; 
lecturer in the department of corporation law in the University of 
Minnesota since 1897; author of several text-books on law. [17; %^^, 
25; 85A;* 127 (12*); 127A*; 137.] 

Abbott, HoWabd T., lawyer, h. in Washington, D. C, Feb. 11, 18B7; 
came to Minneapolis in 1879; was graduated in law at the University 
o£ Michigan, 1890; settled at Duluth in 1890. [31A.] 

Abbott, James W., b. in Morgan county, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1843; served 
in the 87th Ohio Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota, and in 
1873 settled in Shell Rock township, Freeborn county, Minn., where 
he engaged in lumber and mercantile business, and later In buying 
grain. [53.] 

Abbott, Joh?( Steele, physician, b. in St. Paul, Minn.,' Nov. 15, 1883; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1905, and in medicine 
at the University of Pennsylvania, 190S; was afterward connected with 
hospitals in St. Paul and Rochester. I127A.*] 

Abbott, Russeli. Bigelow, Presbyterian clergyman, b. at Brookville, 
Ind., Aug. 8, 1823; was graduated at the Indiana State University, 1847; 
was ordained to the ministry in 1857; came to Minnesota, and in 
1869-84 was pastor at Albert Lea; founder and president of Albert Lea 
College, 1S84-1903, [24; 53; 53A.*] 

Abbott, Seth, b. in 1817; d. in Chicago, III., Oct. 22, 1901. He was 
the father of Emma Abbott, the famous singer, and during her girl- 
hood traveled with her, giving concerts and teaching singing schools. 
He resided in Minneapoiia, 1878-90, and engaged in real estate busi- 
ness; removed to Chicago. [237 (19*).] 

Abboit, Shebidan J., lawyer, b. in Lorain county, Ohio, March 25, 
1837; came to Minnesota in 1S67; resided at Delavan, 1887-19&2, then 
removed to Winnebago City; was a representative in the state legis- 
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Abbott, "Whliam D., lawyer, b. at Clinton Falls. Minn., July 13, 1859; 
was graduated at Carleton College in 1S83. and was admitted to the 
bar in 1884; settled in Waseca in 1885; remoyed to Winona in 1892. 
[24; 75; 77.] 

Abei*, JoH^ S farmer, b. in Constantia, N. Y., July 22, 1S34; came 
to Minnesota in 1S56, and settled in Waseca; was a representative in 
the state legislature in 1879. [30; 75.] 

Abebchombie, Johx, surveyor, b. in Bannockburn, Scotland, July 7, 
1844; came to the United States in 1871, and settled in Alexandria, 
Mian., 1S75, engaged in railroad surveying. [38.] 

ABERcaojiBie, Joh-n Joseph, soldier, b. in Tennessee, 1802 ; A. in 
Roslyn, N. Y., Jan. 3, 1877. He was graduated at Weat Point, 1822; 
captain, 1S36; served in tlie Florida and Mexican wars, and was bre- 
vetted lieutenant colonel; was in Minnesota at the beginning of the 
civil war, through which be served, and was brevetted brigadier gen- 
eral at its close. Fort Abercrombie, N. D., on the Red river, adjoining 
Minnesota, was named in his honor. [1.] 

Abbahamson, Isaac, pioneer, b. in. Norway, June 30, 1831; came to 
the United States in 1853, and to Minnesota in 1856; opened the lirst 
store in Houston, 1S59. [61.] 

AccATjLT, Michael, explorer, sent by La Salle with Hennepin during 
the summer of 1680 to explore the upper part of tie Mississippi river; 
was with Hennepin in his captivity by the Sioux Indians, and In his 
discovery of the Falls of St. Anthony. [1.] 

AcHENBACH, LoL'is H., Lutheran clergyman, b. May 20, 1863, at Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; was graduated at Concordia College, Ft. Wayne, Ind., 
in 1884; and at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 18S7; pastor 
in Minneapolis since 1889. [148.] 

AcKBB, Hekht, b. in Clarkstown, N. Y., June 8, 1804; came to Minne- 
sota in 1857, and settled on a farm in Ramsey county; was a repre- 
sentative in the state legislature in 1860. [239 (Feb. 25, I860).] 

AcKEE, WiLi-r.*M H., b. in Clyde, N, Y., Dec. 5, 1833; was killed in 
the battle of Shiloh, April 7, 1882. He came to Minnesota in 1854; 
studied law, and was bookkeeper in a banking house; was adjutant 
general of this state, 1860-61; served in the First Minnesota Regt, in 
the civil war, attaining tlie rank of captain. Acker Post, G. A, R,, in 
St. Paul, is named in his honor. [28, IV;* 68; 94; 11a; 237(1); 238 
(May 6, 1862).] 

AcKEEMANN, JiiLiiis Henby, merchant, b. in Muehlhauaen, Germany, 
Jan. 9, 1844; came to the United States in 1862, and two years later 
settled in Carver county, Minn.; engaged in milling and mercantile 
pursuits in Young America; was a state senator in 1883-5; represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1SS9, and deputj- state treasurer, 1895. [22*; 
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Adams, Mrs Barbara A^lv Shadeckee, b. in the Canton of Bern, 
Switzerland, Dec IS, 1810, came with her parents to the Selkirk Set- 
tlement, Manitoba l'*21, lemoved to Fort Snelling, 1823; and lived in 
the familv of Col Snelling till after her marriase to Capt. Joseph 
Adams in 1827 Thev were among the first settlers in Chicago in 1833, 
and later engaged m farming Her husband died at the age of ninety 
■I ears [28, VI] 

Adams, C. F., b. in Ohio in 1844; served in the 18th Illinois Regt. 
in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1865; owned a farm at Excel- 
sior; was a representative in the state legislature in 1872-3. [30.] 

Adams, Charles PowBa,L, physician, b. in Rainsburg, Pa., March 3, 
1831; d. in Hastings, Minn., Nov. 3, 1893. He came to Minnesota in 
1854, settling In Hastings; was representative in the last territorial 
legislature, 1857; served as captain, major and lieutenant colonel in 
the First Minnesota Regt., 18ei-4; was breretted brigadier general; 
was in command of the Independent Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry, 
1864-6, in espeditions against the Sioux; later practiced medicine in 
Hastings many years, and was mayor in 1872; was a state senator, 
1879-81. [18*; 28, XII; 30; 48; 56; 115; 237(3).] 

Adams, David A., b. in Norfoik, Bng., Feb. 26, 183S; d. in St. Pani, 
June 13, 1911. He came to the United States in 1S54, and to Minne- 
sota the next year; settled on a farm near Hutchinson in 1857; served 
in the First Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a representative in 
the state leglslatnre in 1872; resided in Hutchinson after 1874. [24; 
64; 237 (67*).] 

Adams, David T., b. In Rocliford, 111., Sept. 6, 1862; came to Duluth 
in 1882; discovered the rich iron ore deposits of the Mesabi range, 
and is interested in many of the most important mines o( that region. 
[23*; 25.] 

Adams, Edward D., b. in Boston, Mass., April 9, 1846; was graduated 
at Norwich University, Vt., in 1864; engaged in banlting in Boston and 
New Yorlt; constructed the railway terminals in St. Paul and Minne- 
apolis for the Northern Pacific railroad, and in 1883 was vice presi- 
dent of tMt company. [176 (Feb., 1897).] 

Adams, Elmer Eixswotih, journalist, b. in Waterbury, Vt., Dec. 31, 
1861; came with his parents to Minnesota in 1S79; was graduated at 
the State University in 1884; settled in Fergus Falls the same year, 
and has since edited the Journal; was a representative in the state 
legislature, 1905-09. [24; 35; 30»; 35; 237 (14).] 

Adams, John C, physician, b. in Ireland in 1831; came with his par- 
ents to the United States in 1841; was graduated at the medical de- 
partment of the University of Louisiana; served as surgeon in the 
Confederate army in the civil war; was ordained as an Episcopal priest 
in 1867; the next year settled in Lake City, Minn.; was rector of the 
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Adams, John' Qrixcv, b, in Canaan, Conn., April 19, 1837; came to 
Minnesota in 1873; was president of the Northern. Pacific Elevator 
Company, 1887-91, and later engaged in grain commission business, 
residing in St. Paul. [23; 93*; 95*.] 

Adams, Mbs. John Quincy, b. in Perry, N. Y., in 1842; d. in St. Paul, 
July 25, 1901. She married Mr. Adams in 1865; settled in St. Paul 
in 1877; was infiuential in. tbe organization of patriotic societies, and 
was the first state regent of the Daughters of the American Revolu- 
tion for Minnesota. [237 (14).] 

Adams, John Quiscy, an Afro-American, b. in Louisville, Ky., May 4, 
1819; settled in St, Paul in 1886; Las since owned and published The 
Appeal; was bailiff of the municipal court, 1896-1902. [96*; 241.] 

Adams, Moses N., Presbyterian clergyman, b. at Sandy Springs, Ohio, 
Feb. 14, 1S22; d, in Buffalo, N. T., July 23, 1902. He was graduated at 
Lane Theological Seminary, Cincinnati, 1848; was a missionary at 
Lac qui Parle, Minn. 1848-53; pastor at Traverse des Sioux, 1853-60; 
was a government agent to the Slsseton Indians; an army chaplain, 
1876-86; a missionary near the Sisseton Agency, 1887-92; afterward 
resided in St. Paul. [237 (19*).] 

Adams, Samtjbl Emeby, b. in Reading, Vt., Dec. 1, 1828; came to 
Minnesota In 185B, settling in Monticello; was a state senator, 1857-60; 
was paymaster in tlie civil war, and was brevetted lieutenant colonel, 
has resided in Minneapolis since 18S3, being in real estate business, 
and was an alderman many years; is a prominent freemason. [18 
22*; 29; 31; 166A;* 237 (18*); 241.] 

Adij.y, Wakren, b. in Maine in 1822; came to Minnesota in 1856 
served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; kept a hotel 
at Osakis; was a representative in the state legislature in 3873. 

AnsiT, Chari.ks, pioneer, b. in Jefferson county, N. Y., April 29, 1833; 
d. in Owatonna, Minn., Oct., 1902. He came to Minnesota when twenty- 
three years old, and owned a farm in Aurora township. [237 (19).] 

Agatix, Ahcadius L., lawyer, b. in Grodno, Russia, Feb, 7, 1S68 
came to the United States; was graduated at T.auderbach Academy, 
Philadelphia, 1884, and in law at the University of Minnesota, 1889 
settled in Duluth, 1890. [31A«.] 

Ahlness, Christia?,-, farmer, b. in Hurdalen, Norway, Dec. 23, 1843 
came to the United States in 1864; settled in Hanska, Minn.; was a 
representative in the state legislature In 1891. [169.] 

Ahlstrom, L, J,, b. in Morby, Sweden, in 1854; came to the United 
States in 186S; resides in Minneapolis, where he is in the life insur- 
es a representative in the state legislature in 1899. 



[30.] 

Ahmasn, John J., merchant and farmer, b. in Germany in 
came to Minnesota In IS75; settled in Torah, Stearns county, in 
attended St, John's University; has been a state senator sinc( 
[30.*] 



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Ahrens, Hi.sk¥, farmer, b. In Germany, Aug. 2, 1835; came to the 
Ualted States in 1853; settled in Renville comity, Minn., in 1862, and 
the same year lost most of his property in tlie Indian outl)realt; was 
the first treasurer of the county. 1864-70; owned an interest in a saw- 
mill and a flouring mill at Beaver Falls; was a sUite senator, 18TS. 
[32.] 

AiKES, James, journalist, b. in Summit county, Ohio, in 1S51; set- 
tled in Redwood Falls, Minn., in 188(i, and owned and published the 
Gazette. [32,] 

AriKir*, William Alexaxdeb, a Scotch trader, b. about 1787; d. at 
Swan River, Minn., in 1851. He came to this region when a boy of 
fifteen; became an Indian trader, and had charge of the Fond du Lac 
department of the American Pur Company, with headquarters at Sandy 
Lake. Aitkin county and town are named for him. [41; 114; 241.] 

AiroK, Geoege Bbtggs, educator, b. in Nicollet county, Minn., June 
15, 1856; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1881; engaged 
In teaching in several Minnesota towns; since 1893 has been State 
Inspector of High Schools, residing In Minneapolis. [17; 24.] 

Akblbt, Hbai.y Cady, lumber merchant, b. in Stowe, Vt., March IC, 
1836; was admitted to the bar in 1858; served in the Second Michigan 
cavalry in the civil war; settled in Minneapolis in 1887; engaged in 
lumber business; was president of the Flour City National Bank and 
of the Akeley Lumber Company. The town of Akeley, Minn,, was 
named for him. [17; 24; 25; 167 (Jan. 5, 1900).*] 

Akes, Heney, b. in Eker, Norway, Oct. B, 1836; came to the United 
States in 1873, settling in Montevideo, Minn.; engaged in real estate 
business, and was register of deeds for Chippewa county, 1SS7-96. 
[169.] 

Akeb, K:NUTe S„ farmer, b. in Norway, Sept. 19, 1853; came to the 
United States in 1861 with his parents, who settled in Iowa; removed 
to Polk county, Minn., 1878; resides near Nielsville; a representative 
in the legislature, 1911. [30.*] 

Akers, Charles N., lawyer, b. in Jacksonville, 111., Dec, 4, 1849; 
came with his parents to Goodhue county, Minn., in 1859; was grad- 
uated at the University of Wisconsin in 1874; was admitted to the bar 
in 1876, He settled at Red Wing in 1875; removed to St, Paul. [54; 
93; 130*; 137.] 

Akers, John Milton, M, E. clergyman, b. in Pulton county. Pa,, Feb. 
13, 1836; d. in St, Charles, Minn,, Feb, 3. 1889. He came to MinnesoU 
in 1869; was pastor at Sauk Center, Wabasha, Pine Island, and other 
places. [150.] 

Akeks, PiTTER, M. E. clergyman and educator, b. in Campbell coimty, 
Va,, Sept 1, 1790; d. in Jacksonville, III, in 1885. He became a Meth- 
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1857 lie came to Red Wing, Minn 
in Hamline Uuiversity; Ksfded i 
returned to Illinois. [130.] 

Akees, Wiu-iam D., pioneer, b. in Fleraingburg, Ky., Sept. 12, 1820; 
d. at Meyer's Falls, Wash., Dec. 18, 1905. He settled in Cherry Grove, 
Minn., and engaged In farming; was captain in the Eleventh Minne- 
sota Regt, in the Indian war; later resided in Wisconsin and Wash- 
ington, 1237 (39).] 

Albkecht, George Eugese, Congregational missionary, b. in Wahlau, 
Prussia, Aug. 12, 1855; d. in Minneapolis, Oct. 24, 1906. He was edu- 
cated in Germany; came to the United States, and was graduated at 
the Theological School, Oberlin, Ohio; was ordained, 1882; was pastor 
in Iowa, and later was professor in Chicago Theological Seminary; 
was a missionary to Japan and dean of the Theological Seminary of 
Doshisha University; returned to the United States on account of ill 
health, and was pastor In Minneapolis until his death, [144.] 

Alqek, Robebt Spbncek, architect, b, in Verona, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1810; 
d. in Minneapolis, May 29, 1877. He settled there in 1856; built the 
Metropolitan hotel, St. Paul, the Academy of Music, Minneapolis, and 
many other important buildings. [237 (1); 238 (May 31, 1S77).2 

Aldes, Thomas C, b, in Hartford, Conn., Nov. 1, 1827; engaged in 
commerce on the Pacific, 1848-56, in which he was very successful; 
settled in St. Cloud, Minn,; engaged in the butcher business, 1S60-5; 
owned a farm, part of which was on the site of St. Cloud; served as 
second lieutenant in the war against the Sioux. [31.] 

Alder, ARNOi-n, b. in Herlsan, Switzerland; d. in Mantorville, Minn., 
May 31, 1884. He came to the United States in 1851, and ten years 
later settled on a farm in Concord, Dodge county, Minn.; was county 
auditor, 187S-84. [49.] 

Aldebman, Solomon Ft-ioo, lawyer, b. in Bast Granby, Conn., in 1862; 
came to Minnesota in 18S3; settled in Brainerd; was clerk of the dis- 
trict court in Crow Wing county ten years, county attorney three 
years, and a state senator, 1907-9. [30.] 

Alobioh. Alanson George, physician, b. in Adams, Mass., March 19, 
1856; was graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Balti- 
more, in 1879; has practiced medicine in Anoka since 1883. [24; 43,*] 

Ai.DKicH, Cyrus, congressman, b. in Smithfield, R. I., June 18, 1808; 
d, in Minneapolis, Oct. 5, 1871. He came to Minnesota in 1855, set- 
tling in Minneapolis, and engaged in real estate business; was a rep- 
resentative in Congress, 1859-63; a member of the state legislature, 
1865; and postmaster of Minneapolis, 1867-71. [10; 18; 27; 28, III; 29; 
41; 59; 174*; 238 (Oct 6. 1871),] 

AuiBicH, Mrs. Flora L. Southard, physician, b, in Westford, N. Y.; 
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medical department of the University of Minnesota; resides with lier 
huBband in Anolta. She has written many articles for medical maga- 
zines, and is author of a book entitled "My Child and I." [43.] 

AnuDRiCH, Henbt Clay, physician, b. in Minneapolis, April 13, 18&7; 
was gradauted at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, 1881; 
has practiced in Minneapolis since 1887; was profesor in the State 
University; and after 1891 was editor of the Minneapolis Homeopathic 
Magazine. [25; 84.] 

AiEsANDEB, Chables Lewis, lawyer, b. at Kasaon, Minn., Jan. 3, 1879; 
was graduated from the State University, 1902, and from its law de- 
partment, 1903; has since practiced in Pelican Rapids; was a repre- 
sentative in the state legislature in 1907. [24; 25; 30.*J 

ALEXAisnEB, Edmund B., soldier, b. in Virginia in 1803; d. in Wash- 
ington, D. C, Jan. 3, 1888. He was graduated at the U. S, Military 
Academy in 1833; was commandant at Fort Snelling, 18S6-8; attained 
the rank- of brigadier general; retired from the army in 1868. [11; 
12; 13.] 

Ai*;sANDBB, John J„ farmer, b. in Erie county, N. Y., Feb. 15, 1833; 
d. Feb. 11, 1891. He came to Minnesota in 1854, settling in Rice county; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1887. [54A.] 

AiEXANDGB, Walteh, b. in Burllngton, N. Y., in 1838; d. in St. Paul, 
Sept. 4, 1898. He became freight agent for the Manitoba railway in 
1870, president of the Eastern Minnesota railway in 1890, and after 
1894 was connected with the Union Pacific railway. He resided in 
St Paul. [2^8 (Sept. 5. 1898).] 

Alfokd, E. p., lawyer, b. in 1864; waa graduated at Oberlin College; 
resides in Duiuth; was a representative in the state legislature in 
1901. [3ft.] 

AxtANSOK, George G., Journalist, b. in Brown's Valley, Minn., April 

9, 1871; engaged in the printing business after 1890; proprietor and 
editor of the Weekly Footprint, published in Wheaton, since 1896. [38.] 

Allanson, John Sylva:«us, civil engineer, b. in Framingham, Mass., 
July 31, 1831; d. in Henderson, Minn., Sept. 6, 1900. He served in 
Massachusetts and New York regiments in the civil war; settled in 
Brown's Valley, Minn., in 1S70, and engaged in mercantile business; 
removed to Henderson in 1875. [121.] 

Alles, ABNJiB B., journaJist, b. in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., July 

10, 1842; served in the 12th Wisconsin regiment in the civil war; set- 
tled in Jackson, Minn., in 1886, where he was editor and proprietor of 
the Jackson Republican, 188G-1900; editor ot the Bemidji Sentinel since 
1906. [25; 39.] 

Allen, Alvahen, hotel proprietor, b. in Morristown, N. Y, Sept 25, 
1822; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 1, 1908. He came to Minnesota in 1851, and 
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and was a railroad contractor; was owner and proprietor of the Mer- 
chants' Hotel in St. Paui, 1875-1902. [23*; 2*; 25; 41; eS; 93A; 94; 
95*; 98*; 237 (48*).] 

Allen. Clarence Diiane, lawyer, i>. in Pillmore county, Minn., Jan. 
11, 1864; was graduated from the law department of the University 
of Wisconsin in 1887; settled in Spring Valley; was a representative 
in tbe legislature, 1899-1901. [23; 30.] 

Alt-en, Eomund Pratt, b. in Whitehall, N. Y., in 1869; came to Min- 
nesota in 1878; was graduated at the Uniyersityot Minnesota in 1890; 
engaged in insurance business in Minneapolis; was a representative 
in the legislature, 1907. [30*; 127A.*] 

Alles, Haks, educator, b. near Decorah, Iowa, March 15, 1861; was 
graduated from Luther College Decorah 18S3 and the Theological 
Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 18S6 was pastor in Mankato, Minn.; after 
1894 was principal of the Lutlieran Lad es Sen nasv Red Wing. [148.] 

Ai,ij;s. HoGH Neill, lawyer fa a NeiUav lie Wis., April 13, 1873; 
came to Minnesota, 1892, settl ng in M nneapol s was graduated at 
the University of Minnesot'* 1898 and its. law deiartment, 1901; was 
a representative in the state legislature, 1909. [24. 30*; 127A,*] 

Allen, J. D., h. in Clinton, N. Y., Nov. 34, 1841; settled in Le Roy, 
Minn., in 1867. and engaged in selling hardware and farm machinery; 
was a representative in the state legislature in 1879. [30,] 

ALI.EN, John Beard, b. in Crawford sviiie, Ind., May 18, 1845; served 
in an Indiana regiment in the civil war; settled at Rochester, Minn., 
in 1865; studied law there, and at the University of Michigan; was 
admitted to the bar in 1869, and the nest year removed to Olympia, 
Wash,; was U. S. senator from Washington, 1889-93; later resided in 
Seattle, Wash. [3.*] 

Allen, John H., b, in Franklin county, Maine, March 19, 1832; d, in 
Los Angeles, Cal., March 7, 1910. He came to Minnesota in 1854; 
engaged in milling in several towns; was receiver of the U. 8. land 
office at Alexandria and later at Fergus Falls, 1876-84; was treasurer 
of MiUe Lacs county four years, and a representative in the legisla- 
ture; engaged in. banking and milling in Fergus Falls. [35; 168 
(March 13, 1896);* 237 (62).] 

Allen, John H., merchant, b. in Galena, 111., June 24, 1838; d. in St. 
Paul, April 24, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1865, settling In St. 
Paul, and engaged in wholesale grocery business. [68; 93A*; 95*; 237 
(35*).] 

AiXEN, Joseph, building contractor, b, in Queen's county, Ireland, 
Dec. 1. 1S13; d. in St. Paul, Dec. 29, 1898. He came with his parents to 
the United States when an infant; settled in St. Paul in 1866. [238 
(Dec. 30, 1898).] 

Allek, Lloyd W.. building contractor, b. in Oswego county, N, Y., 
June 20, 1843; served in the 37th Wisconsin Regt. in tbe civil war; 
settled in Wells, Minn., in 1878, [39.] 



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Allen, Ohmanzo, lawyer, b. in Alfred, N. Y., in 1830; d. in Auatin, 
Minn,, May 32, 190-3. He was graduated at Alfred University, 1851, 
and at Union College, 1S54; was admitted to the bar in 1856; fiettl«d 
in Austin tlie same year; was county auditor, and after 1865 was pro- 
vost marshal of the first district of Minnesota. [79*; 237 (19*).] 

AiiEN, Oscar A., lawyer, b. in Red Wing, Minn., June 20, 1S63; wa,a 
graduated at college in 1885; was professor In Gustavus Adolphua 
College twelve years; was admitted to the bar in 1897; settled in 
Hector in 1899. [82, 169.] 

AiLEN, Truman F., M. E. clergyman, b. in Vermont in 1840; d. in 
Minneapolis, Sept. 27, 1903. He was pastor in Anoka, and later in 
Minneapolis. [237 (33«).] 

AiLEtJ, William A., lawyer, b. in Burlington, Vt.; d. in St. Paul, 
May 1, 1904. H« settled In Winona, Minn.; practiced law, and was 
municipal judge tbere; in 1899 became assistant librarian in the state 
!aw library, St. Paul. [237 (35).] 

Allen, William PBEacorr, lumberman, b. in Thomaston, Me., Sept 
1, 1843; d. in Portland, Maine, in August, 1908. He served in the First 
Iowa Cavalry, and later in the 65th U. S. Infantry, attaining tbe rank 
of captain; settled in Minnesota at the close of the war; after 1881 
resided at Cloquet, and was general manager and vice-president of 
the C. N. Nelson Lumber Company; was a member of the state senate, 
1891-5. [27*; 30; 237 (51).] 

Allen, Wilson Adolphus, physician, b. in Pendleton, Ind., March 6, 
1834; settled in Rochester, Minn., in 1872; was graduated at Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Chicago, 1879; inventor of the Invalid elevator, 
used in the care of the sick, patented in the United States, Canada, 
Great Britain, etc. [66; 66A.] 

Alley, Joh.n Thompson, lawyer, b. in West Virginia, Jan. 1, 1850; 
came to Minnesota in 1865; was admitted to the bar in 1879; was 
judge of probate for Wrigbt county, 1886-94, residing at Buffalo; was 
a representative In the state legislature in 1901, and a state senator, 
1903-05. [25; 30.] 

Alley, Josephus, lawyer, b. in Virginia in 1848; came to Minnesota 
in 1865; was admitted to the bar in 1874; settled in Brown's Valley, 
1881; was the first county attorney of Traverse county. [32.] 

Alley, William H., lawyer, b. near Augusta, Maine, Feb. 28, 1855; 
came with his parents to Minnesota when a child; settled in Halloclt 
In 1880; engaged In mercantile business three years, then practiced 
law; was attorney of Kittson county, 1889-91. [35.] 

Allison, Thomas, b. in Illinois in 1825; came to Minnesota in 1867; 
took a claim on the site of Sleepy Eye In 1864, and with W. L. Breck- 
enridge laid out the town in 1872. [32,] 

ALLRiai, L. J., b. in Richmond, Ind., Sept. 20, 1829; came to Minne- 
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came captain; engaged in farming and lumber business; resided at 
Lewiston, Winona county; was a representative in the state legisla- 
ture in 1S78. [30'.] 

Almen, Louis C., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Sweden, March 30, 1846; 
came to the United States in 1S70; was graduated at Augustana Col- 
lege in 1876; was ordained to the iniaistvy, and three years later set- 
tld in Miniiesota; resided in New London, Kandiyohi county, after 
1879. [35; 169.] 

Almelov, S., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway In 1850; caiKe to the 
United States in 1874; was graduated at Augsburg Seminary, Minne- 
apolis, 1877; was ordained to the ministry, settled in Benson, and had 
seyeti churches under his charge. [32.] 

Almy, William Ellery, soldier, b. In Waehingtoa, D. C, Nov. 9, 
1856; d. in San Juan, Porto Rico, Aug. 1, 1901. He was graduated at 
tie U. S. Military Academy in 1879; served from Minnesota in the war 
with Spain; attained the rank of major in 1899. [12; 13; 125.] 

AI.NE99, Abne Larsen, banker, b. in Romsda!, Norway, Jan. 22, 1845; 
came to the United States when twenty-four years old, and settled in 
St. Paul; organized the Scandinavian American Bank, in 1887, and has 
since been its president. [24; 35; 169.] 

Alsteab, John H., b. in Norway in 1849; came to the United States 
in 1869, and to Minnesota the same year; settled In Evansville in 1877; 
two years later opened the first real estate and insurance office in the 
town. [35.] 

Ames, Albert Alonzo, physician, b. in Garden Prairie, 111., Jan. 18, 
1842; d. in Minneapolis, Nov. 16, 1911. He came with his parents to 
Minneapolis in 1851; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. as aasist- 
ant surgeon, 1862-4 and as surgeon, 1864-5; was a representative in the 
l^islature in 1867; and was mayor of Minneapolis in 1876, 1882, 1886, 
and 1900-2. Having been accused of taking a bribe, he resigned the 
mayoralty, and was afterward tried for this crime. [18; 22*; 23*; 
26*; 41; 58; 84; 88*; 115; 237 (23*).] 

Ames, Alfred Elisha, physician, b. in Colchester, Vt., Dec. 13, 1814; 
d. in Minneapolis, Sept. 24, 1874. He was graduated at Bush Medical 
College in 184iB; came to Minnesota in 1851, settling on the site of 
Minneapolis; was a representative in the territorial legislature in 1853, 
and a member of the state constitutional convention; 1857. [18; 32; 
41; 58; 59; 139; 157*; 162; 166 (1875); 166A*; 237 (1); 238 (Sept. 
24, 1874 1] 

Ames, Charles Gosdos, clergyman, b. In Dorchester, Mass., Oct. 3, 
1828; came to Minnesota in 1851, as a missionary of the Baptist 
church, but, his theological views having changed, he joined the Uni- 
tarian denomination; remained in St. Anthony Falls until 1859; after- 
ward resided in Boston. [27*; 28, X; 85.] 

Ames, Charles Wilqeei-orce, publisher, b. in Minneapolis, June 30, 
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trade in California settled la St Paul, 1882, and was connected witli 
the West Publishing Co of -which he is since 1903 vice president and 
general manager princiial founder and president of the St. Paul In- 
stitute of Arts and Sciences 1<)08, [17; 24; 25.] 

Ames Eli B lawyer b m Colchester, Vt., Aug. 3, 1820; settled in 
Minneapolis in IbS" and engaged in general insurance business; was 
secretary of the state senate lMl-4, and mayor of Minneapolis, 1870-1. 
[20 5S] 

Ames Fred William b in Minneapolis, July 5, 1858; served in the 
Thirteenth Minnesota Regt m the Philippine war, attaining the rank 
of colonel returned to Minneapolis in 1899; was connected with the 
police department in 1103 was convicted of taking a bribe, and was 
sent to the state prison for a term of six years. [123.] 

Ames Jesse sea captain b in Vinal Haven, Maine, Feb. 4, 1808; 
commenced a seafaring life when less than fourteen years old, and con- 
tinued it during fort! >ears he made his last trip in 1861, soon after- 
ward came to Minnesota and with his sons purchased the Northfield 
flouring mills [18* 41 16S (Oct. 5, 1883).*] 

Ames, Mbs. Mary Clemmer, author, b. in Utica, N. Y., 1839; d. in 
Washington, D. C, May 18, 1884.' She married Rev. Daniel Ames, and 
with him came to Winona, Minn., in 1S56, where he was pastor of the 
Presbyterian church two years. She liecame a well known newspaper 
writer, living in Washington, and being connected with the N. Y, Inde- 
pendent many years. She published "Ten Years in Washington," and 
several other books. In 1883 she married Edmund Hudson. [3*; 4*; 
76.] 

Ames, Mrs. Maey Lesley, author, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., November, 
1853; was assistant librarian of the American Philosophical Society, 
1873-83; was married to Charles W. Ames in 1883, and has since re- 
aided in St. Paul; author of "Life and Letters of Peter and Susan 
Lesley," 1909. [17.] 

Ames, Michael E„ lawyer, b. in Vermont in 1822; d. in St. Paul in 
1861. He settled in Stillwater, Minn., in 1S49; removed to St. Paul in 
1853; was a member of the state constitutional convention, 1857. [41; 
94.] 

AjdES, William Leonard, b, in Plymouth, Mass., July 9, 1812; d. in 
St. Paul, Feb. 8, 1S73. He came to Minnesota in 1850', settling in St. 
Paul; owned a farm in Ramsey county; was one of the original town- 
site proprietors of St. Peter; president of the State Agricultural So- 
ciety, 1862-3, and its treasurer, 1885-8; was a director of the St. Paul 
and Pacific railroad company, president of the Home Insurance Com- 
pany, and had many other business interests. [68; 94; 166A*; 241.] 

Ames, Wiluam Leonard, Jr., real estate dealer, b. at Franklin Fur- 
nace, N. J., Jan. 10, 1846; d. in St. Paul, Sept. 29, 1910. He came to 
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aerved as a midshipman In the civil war; was a representative in the 
legislature of Minnesota iu 1891, and of the Board of Puhlic Works, 
1899-1900. [25; 100.] 

Amdsdsok, Chhistopher, merchant, b. in Norway, Sept. 13, 1835; 
came to the United States in 1849, and to Minnesota in 1853; resided 
in St. Peter after 18G7; was a representative in the legislature in 
1879-81. [24; 35; 30; 169.] 

Amundsok, Ole, farmer, b. in Norway in 1S44; came to the United 
States in 1862, and to Minnesota in 1867; settled in Alexandria, and 
engaged in the sale of agricultural implements; was a representative 
in the legislature, 1877. [30; 169.] 

AsAHWASQMANNB, SiMOV, a Sioux of the Wahpeton band, was an 
early convert to Christianity under the teaching of Rev, S. R. Riggs; 
was friendly to the whites during the outbreak of 1862, and aided in 
rescuing white captives; was a scout with Gen. Sibley's troops in 1863; 
died on the Sisseton Reservation, South Dakota, in. 1891. [33; 115 to 
120.] 

AvcKER, Abtht;h B„ physician, b. in Baltimore, Md., in 1853; was 
graduated at the Medical College of Ohio; settled in St. Paul in 1S82, 
and the next year became city and county physician. [337 (55*); 238 
(Nov. 9, 1899).] 

Andereo«, J. A., lawyer, b. in Blue Earth county, Minn,, in 1862; set- 
tled in Le Sueur; was a representative in the legislature in 1903-5. 
[30*.] 

Akdeeson, a. H,, farmer, b. in Sweden in 1856; came to Minnesota 
in 18G9; resided at Sacred Heart, Renville county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1903. [30.] 

Andessos, Abel B., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Dane county. Wis., 
Dec. 6, 1847; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1872, 
and at Concordia Seminary, St, Louia, in 1874; settled in Appleton, 
Minn., in 1888; the next year removed to Montevideo, and was a pro- 
fessor in Windom Institute. [169,] 

Andebsok, Alesandeb, banker, b. in Putnam, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1831; 
d. in Blue Earth City, Minn., Jan. 1, 1910. He served in the 123d N. V. 
Regt. ia the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; settled in Blue 
Earth City in 1868; engaged in mercantile business, and after 1890 was 
cashier of a bank. [39; 237 (56*).] 

AsDEBSON, A.ndrew, farmer, b. in Sweden, May 9, 18fi2; came to the 
United States in 1888, settling in Lakeland, Minn,; was a represent- 
ative in the state legislature, 1909-11. [30*; 42.] 

Andebsox, Asuhkw C., Lutheran clergyman, h. in Manitowoc, Wis., 
Sept 8, 1855; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1873, 
and at Luther Seminary, Madison, Wis., in 1880; came to Minnesota; 
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Andebsok, AKDREm' G., merchant and brick maker, b. In Sweden in 
1840; came to tile United States in 1855, and to Minnesota tL« same 
year; served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled in 
Carver in 1865, engaged in mercantile business, and after 18S6 in flour 
milling and manufacture of brick; was a state senator, 1887-9. [30; 
32; 169.] 

Andebsow, Anthony, b. in Washington county, N. Y., Aug. 18, 1833; 
settled in Blue Earth City, Minn., in 1866; engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness and banking, and owned a lumber yard; was treasurer of Fari- 
bault county ten years. [51.] 

AsDEEfiON, Anton V., farmer, b. in Vasa, Goodliue county, Minn., Oct. 
31, 1873, and resides there; attended the State Agricultural School, 
1903-6; a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*; 56.] 

Andebson, AnrHtnt Converse, banker, b. in Bethel, Vt., Dec. 2, 1859; 
d. at White Bear, Minn., May 29, 1909. He settled in St. Paul in 18S3; 
was assistant cashier of the St, Paul National Bank, 1S83-8, cashier, 
1888-1902, and president, 1902-06. [24; 95*; 125; 237 (56*).] 

Andebson, Adqust, Journalist, b. In Munkarp, Sweden, Aug. 20, 1860; 
came to the United States in 1881, settling in St. Paul; engaged in 
newspaper work, and was author of several Swedish, novels. [169.] 

Andekson, August Johan, b. in Sweden, May 9, 1860; came to the 
United States in 1869, settling in Minnesota; resided at Taylor's Falls, 
and was manager of the Taylor's Falls Produce Company; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1S91-7. [27*; 30; 169.] 

Anqbrson, , Bebndt, journalist, b. in Lund. Sweden, Aug. 2, 1840; d. 
in St. Paul, Feb. 24, 1911. He obtained a University education In hfs 
native country; came to the tJnited States in 1880, settling in St, Paul, 
and was editor of the "Skaffaren;" was cliief of the dairy and food 
commission of the state, 1893-9. [22*; 30; 169*; 237 (59*).] 

Anderson, Bernhart N.. farmer, b. in Manchester, Minn., May 2, 
1861; was treasurer oC Freeborn county four terms; was state senator 
since 1907. [24; 30*; 53A.] 

Anderson, C. M., banker, b. in Iowa, Jan. 14, 1855; came with his 
parents to Minnesota and resided in Lac gui Parle county; was reg- 
ister of deeds, 1876-8, and afterward county treasurer; removed to Pres- 
ton, 1902. [24; 32; 169.] 

Anderson, Danibl, farmer, b. in Hassela, Sweden, In 1842; came to 
the United States in 1850, and to Minnesota the next year; settled in 
Cambridge in 1868; served in the Tenth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; was county auditor, and held otlier offices; was a representative 
in the legislature, 1873, 1875-9, and 18S9. [30; 169.] 

Anderson, Francis W., banker, b. in Stafford, Conn., Sept. 22, 1832; 
d. in Everett, Wash., Oct, 1, 1903. He established the St. Paul National 
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Andkssox, Fbank Maloy, b. in Omaba, Neb., Feb, 3, 1871; came to 
Minneapolis in 1875; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 
1894; later studied at Harvard University and in Paris; professor of 
Uistory in the University oC Minnesota since 1S05. [1Z7A, *B.] 

Andeeson, George, pioneer, b. In Clinton county, N. Y., Feb. 12, 1819; 
d, in Minneapolis, Dec. 3, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1845; owned 
a farm near Albert Lea; during the last three years of his iife resided 
in Minneapolis. [237 (25).] 

A^DERao?^, Henky, b. in Norway, June 30, 1847; came with bis par- 
ents to the United States when ten years old, and to Minnesota in 
1864; aer\-ed iu the First Minnesota artillery, 1865; engaged in farm- 
ing, and after 1876 in mercantile business In Montevideo; was treas- 
urer of Chippewa county four years, and was a representative In the 
legislature in 1883. L32; 169,] 

Ahoebson, Hekey G., banker, b. in Lafayette county. Wis., Nov. 17, 
1857; settled in Jackson, Minn., in 1886; was one of the organizers of 
the Jackson National Bank, 1804, and has since been its president. 
[62*.] 

Andebsos, James S., b. in Marshal Itown, W. Va,, Feb, 3, 1826; d. 
May 8, 1885, He came to Stillwater, Minn,, in 1846; engaged in log- 
ging and lumbering, [40; 41.1 

Andbbso;^, Johk, Baptist clergyman, b. in Sweden, March 25, 1831; 
d. in Lenthrop, Ckippewa county, Minn,, in 1888. He came to the 
United States when twenty-one years old, and to Minnesota ia 1855; 
organized the first Swedish Baptist church in the territory; was pas- 
tor in Vasa, Eggleston, Minneapolis, and Lenthrop. [141.] 

AsDEKSON, John A., farmer, b. in Sweden, Aug. 15 1842; came to 
the TJnitea States when nine years old; and to Vasa, Goodhue county, 
Minn,, in 1857; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1887. [169.] 

Andekson, JoKiV D., physician, b. in Victoria, Ontario, June 29, 1855; 
was graduated at Trinity Medical School, Toronto, Canada, 1879, and 
afterward studied in Edinburgh, Scotland; settled at Minneapolis in 
1883, where he has since practiced. [22*; 24; 25; 26*; 84.1 

Andebson, Johk J,, b. in Westergotland, Sweden, 1873; came to the 
United States the next year with his parents, who settled in Alex- 
andria, Minn.; engaged there in furniture and undertaking business; 
a representative In the legislature, 1911. [30.*] 

Andersok, Joseph, pioneer, b. near Smithfield, Ohio, in 1826; d. in 
Oklahoma City, O. T., June 23, 1897, He served in the Mexican war; 
settled in Minnesota in 1855, and engaged in dealing In cattle; served 
in the Indian war, 1862-3, with the ranii of captain; removed to Texas 
In 1877. [115; 237 (9).] 

Andbbsok, Labs, teacher, b. in Sweden in 1829; came to the United 
States in 1856, settling in Minnesota; resided in St, Peter after 1877, 
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Anbeuson, Michael, b. in Norway, Sept. 2. 1836; came to the United 
States in 18^5, aBd settled in Northfield, Minn,, the same year; served 
as musician in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in tbe civil war; removed 
to Fergus Falls; was sheriff there sis years; was serEeant-at-arma o( 
the state senate, 1S7S, and a representative in the legislature, 1879. 
[30.] 

AuBEBSON, O. D., lawyer, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1854; came 
with his parents to Minnesota !n 1855; was graduated at the Normal 
School at Winona in 1877; was admitted to the bar in 1S81; settled in 
Red Wing; was probate judge, 1885-94. [169.] 

Andersos, R., Ijutheran clergyman, b. in Nordfjord, Norway, Oct. 7, 
1853; came to the United States when eighteen years old; was grad- 
uated from the theological departmeat of Augsburg Seminary, Minne- 
apolis, in 1882; was pastor in St. Paul four years, and later in Roch- 
ester. [169.] 

Akdeiison, RoBB:Br, b. in Chicago, III,, July 24, 1864; came to Freeborn 
county, Minn., with his parents in 1869; resides in Albert Lea; was 
register of deeds, 1897-1907, and afterward assistant cashier of the 
Freeborn County State Bank. [53A.*] 

Andeksok, S. G., b. in New Jersey, Jan. 27, 1S46; served in the army 
in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1866; settled in Hutchinson; 
owned a farm of 2,000 acres; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1878. [30.1 

Anbeeson, Sva.nte, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Sweden, July 19, 1839; 
came to the United States in 1862; was ordained to the ministry in 
1878; was pastor at Waseca, Minn,, eleven years; and afterward was 
pastor at Worthington, [169.] 

Andebson, Sydnbv, congressman, b. in Goodhue county, Minn,, Sept, 
17, 18S0; studied law in the University of Minnesota, and practiced in 
Lanesboro; was elected a representative to Congress tn 1910, [30,*] 

ANnBBSON, WiLiiAM B., lawyer, b. in Pittsburgh, Pa,, In 1863; came 
to Minnesota in 1891; was attorney of Winona county six years; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1901-2 and 1905. . [30.] 

Andbews, Charles, merchant, b, in Chisago county, Minn., Aug. 15, 
1857; was sheriff of that county for sixteen years after 1886; resided 
in Lindatrom after 1890. [42; 169.] 

An-decws, Christopher Columbus, lawyer, soldier, and author, b, in 
Hillsborough, N. H., Oct. 27, 1829; studied law at Cambridge, Mass., 
and in 1850 was admitted to the bar; came to Minnesota in 1857, set- 
tling at St. Cloud; enlisted soon after the beginning of the civil war 
as a private, but was commissioned captain in the Third Minnesota 
Regt.; became colonel in 1863, brigadier general in 1864, and was 
brevetted major general in 1865, Gen. Andrews was minister to Swe- 
den and Norway, 1869-77, and consul general to Brazil, 1882-5. In later 



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years, living ia St. Paul, he edited a bistory of this city (1890, pages 
603 and 224), and since 1S95 has been chief Are warden of the state. 
Author of "Minnesota and Dacotah" (1857, pages 215); "History of 
the Campaign of Mobile" (1867, pp. 352); and many special reports on 
commercial relations of the United States with Sweden, Brazil, etc. 
[1; 3*; 17; 34; 28, XII; 30; 93; 98* 115 3 

Andeews, George L., soldier, b. in Rhode Island attained the ank 
of colonel in 1871; was commandant at Fort Snell ng dur ng parts of 
188^8; retired from the army in 1812 II 1 5 

Andkews, John Wesley, physician b n Russell He 111 April C 
1849; came with his parents to Mil nesota n 1856 was graduated at 
Rush Medical College, Chicago, 187 ai d Belley e Ho&p tal Medical 
College, New York, 1880, and afterward stud ed a year n Europe 
Since 1887 he has practiced in Mankato [2 ''4 '5 26'' "" 45* 
4S*; 83.*] 

ANDKEwa, QuiNCY E., physician, b. in Portage county, Ohio, Jan. 2-6, 
1834; was graduated in medicine at Jefferson College, Philadelphia, 
1865; came to Minnesota and practiced in Farmington and Alexan- 
dria; removed to Michigan, but fn 1880 returned to Minnesota, settling 
on a farm in Kragnes township, Clay county, [37*.] 

Anubews, Thomas Fhancis, b. in Sutton, N. H., March 31. 1830; d. 
in Minneapolis, July 14, 18&2, He settled in St. Anthony, Minn,, in 
1855, and engaged in mercantile business twenty years, [84*; 238 
(July 15, 1893),] 

AriDBoa, Fbedeeic, pioneer physician, b. in Berkeley, Mass., Sept. 14, 
1S02; d, in Minneapolis, April 28, 1895. He came to Iowa in 1834; was 
government physician to the Winnebago Indians, and came with them 
to Long Prairie, Minn., in 1846; was a representative in the Territorial 
legislature in 1855; soon afterward removed to another state, but re- 
turned to Minnesota a short time before his death. [238 (April 29, 
1895).] 

Andbtjs. George, b. in Franklin county, N, T., in 1842; came to Min- 
nesota in 1859; served in the Third Minnesota infantry and the Second 
Minnesota cavalry in the civil war, attaining tie rank of first lieuten- 
ant; settled in Chatfield in 1866; engaged in wagon-making and black- 
smithing; was a representative in the legislature in 1876 and 1881. 
[52.] 

Angieb, Hejvdebsos M., pioneer, b, in Chenango county, N. Y., Oct. 
24, 1835; d. in Litchfield, Minn,, Dec, 30, 1904. He came to Minnesota 
in 1859, settling on a farm in Meeker county; was one of the first set- 
tlers in Litchfield, [237 (35).] 

Angle, Edwaho Habtley, dentist, b. in Herrick, Pa,, June 1, 1855; was 
graduated at the Pennsylvania Colfege of Dental Surgery, 1878; set- 
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of the University of Minnesota, 1888-91; publistieti a text book on 
dental science. [84.] 

Akkeny, Alexanbeb Thompson, lawyer, b. in. Somerset, Pa., Dec. 27, 
1837; was admitted to the bar in 18S1; came to Minnesota in 1872, 
settling in Minneapolis, where he engaged five years in lumber busi- 
ness and flour milling, and has since practiced law. [20; 22*; 25; 26*; 
58; g5A*; SO'; 137*.] 

Ankent, WniiAM P., lumberman, b. ia Somerset, Pa., Oct. 4, 1821; 
d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 20, 1877. He settled in Minneapolis in 1857, 
and engaged in the manufacture of lumber; was a state senator in 
1872. [58; 238 (Dec. 21, 1877).] 

Annon, William J., b. in Ireland, Jan. 2, 1866; came to the United 
States when thirteen years old; settled in Anoka, Minn., in 1893; busi- 
ness manager of the Anoka Water Works, Electric Light and Power 
Company. [25; 43.] 

Anson, Mae Haebis, Journalist, b. in Niles, Mich., May 24, 1865; was 
grafluated at Bennett Seminary, Minneapolis, and at the New England 
Conservatory of Music, Boston; has l)een a newspaper correspondent 
and magazine writer since 1890. She resides in Minneapolis. [17.] 

Anthont, David, banker, b. in South Adams, Mass., June, 1832; d. 
in Kasfion, Minn., Feb. 3, 1878. He came to Kasson in 1859; engaged 
in wheat buying, and after 1S74 was president of the First National 
Bank. [49; 166 (1878).] 

AntoiNE, Chahles, pioneer, b. in Quebec, Canada, Nov. S, 1794; was 
employed as a fur trader and a scout near Fort Snelliag, before Min- 
nesota became a territory; settled in Faribault in 1847, and later owned 
a farm at Mendota. [70.] 

Apgab, Ai G., pioneer, b. in Tompkins county, N. Y., Aug., 15, 1828; 
d. at Long Lake, Minn., Nov. 4, 1877. He settled' on a claim in Sliako- 
pee in 1852. When Scott county was organized, he was appointed the 
first sheriff, and filled the same office by election, 18&4-5; removed to 
Long Lake, Hennepin county, in 1866. [103; 237 (1, 49).] 

Appel, J. G., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Bavaria, Dec. 23, 1865; 
studied in Luther Seminary, Afton, Minn., and was ordained in 1885; 
has been pastor at Lamberton, Decoria, and Springfield, Minn. [148.] 

Appleby, Mrs. Cornelia Day Wildee, b. in St. Paul in 1868; d. there, 
Jan. 20, 1903. She was the only daughter and the heir of the St Paul 
pioneer, Amherst H. Wilder. By the terms of her will most of her 
large fortune was devoted to tlie establishment of "The Amherst H. 
Wilder Charity," for the benefit of the worthy poor of St. Paul. Her 
husband, to whom she was married in 1895, was Dr. T. E. W. Villiers 
Appleby. [237 (28).] 

Appleby, John F., inventor and manufacturer, b. in Whiteborough, N. 
Y.; served in the 33d Wisconsin Regt. In the civil war; invented the 



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Appleby, Thomas Henry Montague Villiebs, Episcopal clergyman, 
b. in Regent's Park, Eng., Oct 28, 1843; was educated as a physician 
and priest in England; came to America in 1866; was rector la St. 
Vincent, Minn., 1881-8; was appointed archdeacon of Minnesota la 1888, 
and of North Dakota In 1898; general superintendent of Indian mis- 
sions since 1900, residing in Duluth. UT.] 

Appleby, William Remses, educator, b. in Hoboken, N. J,, Feb, 11, 
1865; was graSuated at Willlanis College, 1586, and the School of 
Mines, Columbia University, 1887; has been professor of mining and 
metallurgy in the University of Minnesota since 1890, and dean of its 
School of Mines since 1891, residing in Minneapolis. [7A; 17; 
127A,* B.] 

Appleoa'pe, J. C, journalist, b. in Pittsburgh, Pa., July 22, 1860; wag 
graduated at Oberlin College; came to Minnesota in 1882; settled in 
Cannon Falls, and was editor of the Goodhue County News, [80.] 

Abchibald, Ai.exa?,-oee RissEL, educator, b. In Musquodoboit, Nova 
Scotia; was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1874, and came to Min- 
nesota the same year. In 1877 he founded the Archibald Business 
College in Minneapolis. [22'; 26*; 58.] 

Akchibald, Edwabd Tbacy, miller, b. in Osnabruck, Canada, June 14, 
1837; came to Minnesota in 1SS5, and a few years later engaged in 
flour milling at Dundas. [18; 70A; 168 (Sept. 7, 1883)*,] 

Archibald, John M., miller, b, in New York, Dec. 25, 1849; came 
to Minnesota in 1865, and resided in Dundas; was a state senator, 
1877. [30.] 

Arctanwer, Gbobge a., R. C, priest, b. in Sklen, Norway, Dec. 31, 
1868; d. In St, Paul, Sept. 15, 1909. He came to the United States in 
1887, and attended St John's College, CollegeTille, Minn,; was or- 
dained a priest In 1896; was pastor in Minneapolis, and after 1907 in 
St Paul. [146.] 

Abctander, Joitk W„ lawyer, b. in Stockholm, Sweden, Oct 2, 1849; 
was graduated at the Royal University of Norway, 1870, and the same 
year came to the United States. Four years later he came to Minne- 
sota, and was soon afterward admitted to the bar. In 1875 he pub- 
lished a practical handbook of the laws of Minnesota in the Norwegian 
language, and afterward rewrote it in Swedish, He resided in Willmar 
ten years, and in 18S6 removed to Minneapolis. [32*; 24; 25; 169.] 

Abctandbe, Ludvic, lawyer, b. in Skien, Norway, Jan. 3, 1863; was 
graduated at the University of Christiania, 1881, and the same year 
came to the United States, settling in Minnesota; was admitted to the 
bar In 1885; has since practiced in Minneapolis. [24; 35; 137; 169.] 



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Abdlby, Hesry T., b. in England in 1850; traveled extensively, and 
was foreign correspondent and artlat for leading periodicals; was in- 
structor in drawing and wood carving, and principal ol the acSool of 
design, in the University of Minnesota, 1887-9*, [127 (2«); 127A.] 

ABGcr«iNGEK Ulysses G lawver b in Steuben countv, N. Y., in 
1SI>7 came to Minnesota m 1874 was admitted to the bar m 18'>3 
resides at Mapieton was a representative n the legislature m 1S99 
[30 45 •] 

Abminoton J L physician b in Stillwater N Y Aug 20 1N18 
studied medicine in Lousiville Ky and commenced practice m Indi 
ana came to Dakota count\ Minn in 1857 was surgeon m Hatch a 
Battalion in the civil war resided m Cannon Falls after 1S80 [iS ] 

AHMBBi LaimlN Congregational clergyman b m Maseachusette 
Jan lb I'^l" d in Council Grove Kan March 2 1904 He was grad 
uated at Amherst College in lh42 studied at Union Theological Sem 
inarv and at Andover Seminarj was lastor in Faribault Mtnn 1856 
63 was chaplam m the Eighth Minnesota Regt in the civil war after 
ward resided In New Hampshire and Kansas [207 (36) ] 

Armson T\mfs CEOKtt, b In Thointon Ont July 8 I'i'^S came to 
Minnesota m 18S4 engaging in business at Stillwater of which city 
he was mayor lS<tS 1909 surveyor general of logs and lumber hrst 
district of Minnesota 190o 9 a member of the Minnesota Tax Com 
mission since 1909 [24 25 30* 42 241 ] 

ABMflTEOX AiBERT b m Columbiana county Ohio March Ih 1825 
came to St Paul in 1857 was clerk of the distiict court l&bo 77 later 
engaged in leal estate and commission business [faS t4 ] 

AKMSTBO^(. Ain,tSTib lawver b ra Milan Ohio March 29 1833 d 
in Delavan Wis Aug IS 1S73 He settled m Freeborn county Mmn , 
in l'*57 vias a represpntativ e in the legislature two years and a state 
senator two jears In l&bl "3 he was U S marshal for thi^ state 
[29'; a2; 53A.'] 

Armstrong, D. W., b. in Yates county, N. Y., March, 1819; settled 
in Stillwater, Minn., in territorial days; was cashier in a bank, and 
after 1878 was inspector of wheat for the mills and the board of trade. 
[40.] 

Abmstbong, Gbobge W., b. in Ohio in 1827; d. in St. Paul. He en- 
gaged in newspaper publication; settled in St. Paul in 1853; was terri- 
torial treasurer, 1857-8, and state treasurer, 185S-60; later dealt in real 
estate. [94.] 

Armstrono, GitoRGE W., lawyer, b. in Dodge county, Minn,, Aug, 9, 
1873; was graduated at the XIniversity of Minnesota, 1898; served in 
the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. in the war with Spain; has practiced 
law in Minneapolis since 1899; was a representative in the state legis- 
lature in 1901-5. [24; 30.*1 



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Akustrosg, H. F., merchant and farmer, b. in New York in 1831; 
came to Minnesota in 1856, and settled in Red Wing; served in the 
Eighth Michigan cavalry in the civil war; was a representative in the 
Minneaota legislature in 1873. [30.] 

Abmstrosg, James DotctAS, lawyer, b. in St. Paul, April 8, 1866; was 
graduated in law at the University of Michigan, 1889; has eince prac- 
ticed in St. Paul. [24; 25; 93A; 95.*] 

Armstrong, Jons- A„ h. in Ellsworth, Maine, Sept. 15, 1831; d. in 
Minneapolis, Nov. 29, 1878. He settled in St. Anthony, Minn., in 1856; 
engaged fn lumber hnsiness, and after 1867 was a member of tlie 
Northwestern Fuel Company. [84.*1 

Abmbtroko, Johk Awamr, farmer, b. in Lisbon, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1832; 
came to Minnesota in 1864, settling in Nashvllie, Martin county, where 
he engaged in raising thoroughbred stock; was county auditor, 1870-9. 
tl8.] 

Armsibomg, John Alexanoer, b. in Argyle, N. Y., May 25, 1834; came 
to Minnesota in 1861; engaged in mercantile business at Owatonna 
ten years, and in hardware and hanking at Winnebago City, 1870-1898; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1901. [25; 30; 34; 39.] 

Armstrokg, Moses Kimball, congressman and author, t>. in Milan, 
Ohio. Sept. 19, 1832; d. in Albert Lea, Minn., Jan. 11, 1906. He was 
educated at Western Reserve College, Ohio; came to Minnesota in 
1SB2, and was surveyor of U. S. lands. In 1858 he removed to Yank- 
ton, Dakota; was a member of the Dakota territorial legislature, being 
speaker of the house in 1862, and president of the senate in 1867, and 
was the delegate of that territory in Congress, 1871-4. He established 
the first permanent Democratic paper in Dakota. In 1866 he published 
"History and Resources of Dakota, Montana, and Idaho" (72 pages), 
and in 1901 "The Early Empire Builders of the Great West" (456 pp.). 
After 1878 he resided at St, James, Minn., having Interests in hanking 
and real estate. [1; 17; 24; 28, XII»; 34; 39»; 53A; 111*; 174*; 237 
(3, 39).] 

Armstrong, Thomas Henby, lieutenant governor, b. in Milan, Ohio, 
Feb, 6, 1829; was graduated at Western Reserve College in 1854; 
studied law; came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in the town of High 
Forest; and in 1874 removed to Albert Lea. He was a representative 
in the legislature, 1864-5; lieutenant governor, 1866-70; and a state 
senator, 1878, [18*; 29; 30; 41.] 

Aesdt, Edward Lons, educator, b. in Bukowin, Prussia, Dec. 19, 
1864; came to the United States in 1866; was graduated at Concordia 
College, Ft. Wayne, Ind., in 1882, and at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1885; was ordained at Bast Saginaw, Mich., In 1885; professor 
and instructor at Concordia College, St. Paul, since 1897. [148.] 



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Abneson, Abne, farmer, b. in Berum, Norway, May 16, 1842; came to 
the United States in 1S51, and to Fillmore county, Minn., two years 
later; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1875; resided in Preble township. 
[30; 52.] 

Abhesoh, OaCAB, b. in Bergen, Norway, April 16, 1878; came to the 
United States and to Minnesota in ISSl with his parents, who settled 
lit Barrett, Grant county; was publisher of the Grant County Review 
at Herman eleven years; chief clerk of the Minnesota House of Rep- 
resentatives, 1911, [30,»] 

Abnold, W. J., b. in Smitbfield. R. I., Aug. H, 1810; came to Wabasha, 
Minn., in 1856; was a representative in the legislature, 1859-60; was 
postmaster several years, and county coroner after 1S68. [74.] 

Ash, Caleb D., b. in N«w Hampshire, Oct. 26, 1823; came to Minne- 
sota in 1862; engaged in farming in Winona county; removed to Ma- 
deiia in 1871; aided in organizing the Minnesota Valley Bank, 1886, 
and was its president. [34.] 

Ashley, Welch, pioneer, b. in Hancock, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1807; d. in 
Jackson, Minn., Feb. 23, 18S5. He came to Minnesota in 1865, settling 
on a farm in Jackson county; the nest year, with H. S. Bailey, he laid 
out the town of Jackson; was one of its proprietors, and built the first 
sawmill there. [62.*] 

Askegaabd, David, b. in Norway; came to the United States in 1872; 
owned a grain elevator at Comstock, Clay county, Minn., and also was 
a merchant and farmer, owning and cultivating about 4,000 acres of 
land. [47.] 

AsKELAND, Hallward Tobias, librarian, b. in Stavanger, Norway, 
Nov. 30, 1860; came to the United States in 1875, and to Minneapolis 
tte same year; was graduated at Augsburg Seminary in 1882; engaged 
in newspaper work, and after 1889 was librarian of a branch of the 
public library. [169,] 

AsLAKSON, OLE. farmer, b, in Telemarken, Norway, Dec. 24, 1S23; 
came to the United States in 1861, and the same year settled in Min- 
nesota; owned a farm in Kandiyohi county, beside Foot l^ake; was the 
first president of the board of trustees of Willmar Seminary. [134 
(April, 1897.)*] 

Atiiebtom, Cobkelius, b. in New England, Feb. G, 1815; d. in Roch- 
ester, Minn,, Oct, 39, 1900, He came to Minnesota in 1855; built the 
first grist mill in Podge county in 1857; resided in Rochester after 
1876, and engaged in mercantile business, [237 (11).] 

Athebion, H, H., merchant, b. in Vermont in 1832; came to Minne- 
sota in 1854; was one of the pioneers at Elgin, Wabasha county; later 
removed to Kasson; was a state senator in 1873. [30.] 



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Atkins, B4Bton, b. in 1827; d. in Bufialo, N. Y., Feb. 17, 1901. He 
came to Duiuth in the early 80's, and engaged in traffic on tlie great 
lakes; was appointed U. S. marshal in Alaska in 1S94. [237 (14).l 

Atkiss, W. E., journalist, b. in Canada in 1864; d. in Minneapolis, 
Jan, 1, 1903. He came to Minneapolis when eighteen years o( age, and 
engaged in newspaper work. At the time of his death he was editor 
of the South Minneapolis Press. [337 (28*).] 

Atkinson, C. M., journalist, b. in Appleton, Wis., Nov. 14, 1862; en- 
gaged in newspaper publication in several states, coming to Virginia, 
Minn., in 1897; two years later removed to Hibbing, where he is editor 
of the Mesabi Ore. [37.1 

Atkikson', James Besto::^, pioneer, b. near Ktngston, Canada, Nov. 
13, 1823; came to Minnesota in 1856 and was one o£ the first settlers 
of Forest City, Meeker county. He represented iis district in the first 
state legislature; served as captain of cavalry and artillery in the 
Sious Indian war and the civil war; and held many offices in iis 
county. [18; 65.] 

Atwateb, Isaac, judge, b. in Homer, N. Y., May 3, 1818; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Dec. 22, 1906. He was graduated at Yale College in 1844, and 
after being admitted to the bar came to Minnesota in 1850; was asso- 
ciate justice of the supreme court of this state, 1858-64; was after 
ward occupied with the practice of law, and in caring for his real 
estate interests in Minneapolis, Author of the "The History of Minne- 
apolis," two volumes, published in 1892, and of many contributions to 
magazines and newspapers. [23*; 26'; 28, X; 28; 32; 41; 58; 59; 137; 
168 (April, 1892*); 186; 237 (43*).] 

Atwooo, Fbakcis, physician, b. in Franklin, Mass., Aug. 30, 1846; d. 
In St. Paul, Aug, 5, 1882. He was graduated at Harvard College in 1869, 
and from its medical department four years later; studied in Vienna 
one year, and then settled in St. Paul, where he gave attention to dis- 
eases of the eye and ear. [68; 93; 139; 237 (1); 238 (Aug. 6, 1882),] 

Atwood, Geohge He:^by, lumber manufacturer, b. in Waterville, Maine, 
Nov. 5, 1861; attended Bowdoin College; came to Minnesota in 1882; 
settled in Stillwater in 1884; president of the Atwood and Jones Lum- 
ber Co., and has many other large business interests. [42.] 

AuBOLEE, M, O,, lawyer, b. in Norway; came to the United States, 
and was graduated at the Lutheran Collie, Decorah, Iowa, In 1884; 
was admitted to the bar in 1896; settled at Two Harbors, Minn., the 
same year; was county attorney for Lake county, 1897-19l>5. [106.*] 

AuEBBACH, Maueice, mcrchaut and banker, h. In Prussia, Feb. 5, 
1835; came to the United States in 1857, and settled in St. Paul. He 
opened a dry goods store, which in 1863 was changed to a wholesale 
house, and in which he retained a leading interest until 1890. Later 
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lu, Jbas Piekbe, b; in Moutiers, Prance, April 21, 17(^; joined 
the order of tbe Jesuits at the age ot fifteen years; came to Canada 
in 1734, and the nest year to Fort St. Charles, on the Lake of the 
Woods, as a missionary to the Crees of northern Mtnaesota and the 
adjoining part ot Canada; was massacred, with the eldest son ol Ver- 
endrye and twenty other Frenchmen, by the Slous on an island of that 
lake, June 6, 1T36 [146 J 

Austin, A C, settled m Maple Groie, Hennepin countv, Minn., in 
1856, was a representative m the legislature three terms; later re- 
moved to Minneapolis [60 ] 

AusTih, HoEACE, governor, b m Canterburj, Conn, Oct 15, 1831; d. 
In Minneapolis, Nov 7, 1905 He settled in Sf Peter, Minn., in 1854; 
served m the Indian war, ISbl, as r'aptain of cavalrj , was judge of the 
Sixth judicial district, 1865 9, governor ol Minnesota, 1870 4; later was 
third auditor of the U S Treasury, and afterward was connected with 
the Department of the Interior seven jears In 1S87 9 he was chair- 
man of the railroad commissioaers of Minnesota He lesided at Lake 
Minnetonka, and during his last yearb engaged in mining in California. 
[3, 22*. 27*, 28, XII, XIII', 29, 30, 51, 109*, 115, 137, 237 (39*).] 

Austin, Juseph E, lawjer, b m Good Thunder, Minn, Nov. 18, 1S76; 
was graduated In law at the TJniveisitj ot Minnesota, 19if3, and settled 
at Chisholm, was a representative in the legislature, 1907-09. [24; 
25, 30*] 

AusiiN, Marshall P, physician, b in Charleston, Mich., in 1849; 
was graduated at the Homeopathic College of Michigan, 1881; settled 
in Minneapolis m 1883, was a member of tlie faculty of the medical 
depattment of the University of Minnesota, 1S95 1902 [127 (10*).] 

AuaTiM, Samuel JoNEfc, b in Hampton, N Y, March 14, 1839; d. in 
Minneapolis, Minn , Mar 19, 1906 He served in the 98th N Y. Regt. in 
the civil war, attaining the rank of captain, settled in Minneapolis in 
1868, engaged in mercantile business, and later dealt in grain. [131.] 

AvEBiij., John Thomas, congressman, b m Alma, Mame, March 1, 
1825, d m St Paul, Oct 3, 1SS9 He was graduated at Wesleyan Col- 
lege In 1857 he settled m Lake City, Minn During the civil war he 
served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt , becoming its colonel m 1864, and 
was brevetted brigadier general in 1865 After the war he founded 
and conducted a wholesale paper house m St Paul, under the name ot 
Avenll, Carpenter and Co In 1858 60 he was a state senator; and in 
1872 5 represented his district in Congress [1, 7, 10, 27; 68; 93A; 
115, 121 ] 

Avert, CAHLoa, journalist, b at Minooka, 111, Jan 25, 1SG8; came to 
Minnesota in 1872, was superintendent ot schools tor McLeod county, 
IS90 6, and smce has owned and published the Hutchinson Leader; 
was appointed a member of the state game and fish ( 
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Ayeb, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, missionary, b. in Massachusetts Iq 
1803; d. in Belle Prairie, Minn., Aug. 15, 1898. She went as a mis- 
sionary teacher to Mackiaaw, Mich., in 1828; was married there to 
Frederick Ayer in 1831; came witli him to Minnesota, and opeaod a 
school for tlie Indians at Sandy Lake, 1832; resided at several differ- 
ent mission stations in this stale; at the close of the civil war removed 
to Georgia, and engaged in missionary work among the negroes. Mr. 
Ayer died in Atlanta in 1867. Afterwards Mrs. Ayer resided with her 
son at Belle Prairie, Minn. [28, VI; 102*; 114; 237 (9).] 

Ayer, Frederick, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Stockbridge, Mass., 
in 1803; d. in Atlanta, Ga., April 28, 1867. He opened the first school 
in Minnesota at Sandy Lake in 1831; established a mission among the 
Ojibways at Pokegama in 1836; was ordained to the ministry at Ober- 
iin, Ohio; was employed in the Chippewa Agency, 1861-5; and after, 
ward was missionary and teacher to the freedmen in the South. [28, 
I, VI; 31; 41; 42; 114.] 

Ayeb, Lyman W., farmer, b, at the Pokegama Mission, Minn., June 
10, 1834, being the first white child born in that part of the state; 
served in the Second Minnesota Light Artillery, 1862-B; settled a few 
years later on the family homestead at Belle Prairie. [31; 237 (23*).] 

Ayeb, Otis, physician, b. in New Hampton, N, H., June 19, 1817; d. in 
Le Sueur, Minn., Jan. 27, 1889. He was graduated from the medical 
department of Dartmouth college, 1841; practiced in his native town 
many years; came to Minnesota in 1856 and settled in Le Sueur; was 
surgeon of the Second Minnesota Regt., 1863. [18; 32; 139.] 

Ayeb, Piiineas, lawyer, b. in Haverhill, N. H., in May, 1830; d. in 
Dulutb, Minn., Feb. 28, 1906. He was graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1852, and Harvard Law School, 1854; settled in Duluth in 1883. 
[237 (39).] 

Aybrs, Ebenezer, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., Aug. 20, 1817; came 
to Minnesota in 1854, settling on a farm in Woodbury, Washington 
county; was a representative In the legislature in 1867 and 1872. [40; 
U.l 

Ayees, Oscar, merchant, b. in Vermont in 
in 186T; settled at Austin, and engaged in 
a state senator, 1891-3. [30; 79.] 

Ayres, Horace Bebmer, b, in Allamuchy, N. J., Sept. 20, 1856; was 
graduated at Lafayette College, 1878; has been a specialist in forestry 
for the land departments of the 8t Paul and Duluth and Northern 
Pacific railway companies; resides in Aitkin, Minn. [7A.] 

Baasen, Francis, secretary of state, b. in Luxemburg, Germany, in 
1820; d. in Minneapolis, Jan. 10, 190L He came to the United States in 
1839; and to Minnesota in 1856; settled in New Ulm, where tie prac- 
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was the first secretary oC this state, 1858-60; served in the First Minne- 
sota Regt. in tie civiJ war, attaining the ranh of colonel; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature In 1873. [30; 32; 114; 237 (11).] 

Babb, Ebwakd Charles, b. near Portland, Maine, Feb. 1, 1S34; A. in 
Minneapolis, March 9, 1899. He served in the Ninth N. H. RegL in 
the civil war, rising from, a private to the rank of captain; came to 
Minnesota in 186S, settling in Minneapolis, where he engaged in lum- 
bering and was president of the Cedar Lake Ice Company. [20*; 22»; 
58; 121; 237 (9*).] 

Babcoce, D. L., Baptist clergyman, b, in Otsego county, N. Y., Sept. 
21, 1831; came to Minnesota in 1S55; was ordained the next year; en- 
gaged in bome missionary work, chiefly in Winona and adjoining coun- 
ties. [174*.] 

Babcock, Earle Jat, b. in St. Charles, Minn,, June 11, 1S6S; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1889; professor of chemistry 
and geology, "University of North Dakota, Grand Porks, N. D., 1891-1903, 
and professor and dean of its college of mining engineering since 1898. 
[7A.] 

Babcock, Joseph W., b. in Connecticut in 1820; d. in Kasota, Minn., 
Feb. 15, 18S3. He enlisted in the army in 1845, and served through the 
Mexican war; then settled In St. Paul; in 1851 founded the town of 
Kasota; built a sawmili there the next year, and afterward engaged 
in stone quarrying. [94; 237 (1).] 

Babcock, Kbndrio Charles, educator, b. in South Brookfield, N. Y., 
Sept. 8, 1864; came to Minnesota, 1885; was graduated at the Univer- 
sity of Minnesota, 1889, and was instructor there, 1890-94; professor in 
the University of California, 1896-1903; president and professor of his- 
tory. University of Arizona, 1903-10; removed to Washington, D. C. 
[17; 241.] 

Babcock, Leverett Wbicht, physician, b. in New York in 1840; d. in 
St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 25, 1906. He was graduated at the University of 
Vermont In 1869; came to Minnesota in 1879, and resided in Wadena; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1899-1903, and was elected 
speaker in 1903. [30; 237 {43*).] 

Babcock, Lorenzo A., lawyer, b. in Sheldon, Vt; came to Minnesota 
in 1848, and settled at Sauk Rapids. He was attorney general of the 
territory, 1849-53, and removed to St. Paul; was secretary of the con- 
stitutional convention in 1857; practiced law in St, Paul until his death. 
[28, IX; 69.] 

Bacheldeb, Francis L., b. in Union, Maine; settled in Minneapolis 
in 1866; was a member of the North Star Barrel Co.; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1883. [168 (Jan. 12, 1883).l 

BACHMA:tN. Chablbs W., building contractor, b, in Germany In 1837; 
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served in the Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a repre- 
sentative in the state legislature in 1873. [30.] 

BiCBUS, Edward Wellinoto:?, b. in Jamestown, N. T., Dec. 1, 1860; 
engaged in lumber business in Minneapolis, 1882; president o£ the 
Backus-Brooks Co., since 1899. [17; 24; 25; 87; 167 (Nov. 16, 1900*).] 

Backus, Electus, soldier, b. in New York; d. June 7. 1562, at De- 
troit, Mich. He was graduated at the V. S. Military Academy in 1834; 
was commandant at Fort Sneiling ilurtng parts of 1843-5; attained the 
rank of major ia 1846. [11; 12; 13.] 

Bacos, Seldon, lawyer, b. in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 28, 1861; was 
graduated at Carleton College, Northfleld, Minn., 1882; and in law at 
the University of Wisconsin, 1884; practiced law in Minneapolis, 1884- 
94; then removed to New York. [17.] 

B\ES. JoHs Willis, b. In Rochester, Minn., March 2, 1861; spent his 
childhood in Obio, but returned to Rochester in 1879; was general sec- 
retary of the National Christian Endeavor Society, 1891-1902; then 
became general secretary of the Presbyterian denomination, residing 
in New York city; since 1906 has been president of Occidental College, 
Los Angeles, Cal. [4; 179 (July 10, 1891).] 

Baglet, George C„ b. in Stewarts town, N. H., March 1, 1851; came 
to Minnesota in 1885, settling In Minneapolis; engaged in grain busi- 
ness, and Is president of several elevator companies. [24; 85A.'] 

Bahser, Mglchiob, R. C. priest, h. in St. Cloud, Minn., Dec. 9, 1870; 
d. there, Oct. 4, 1902. He was graduated at St. John's College in 1889; 
entered the Benedictine order in 1890; was ordained a priest in 1894; 
lived in the Bahama Islands, as a missionary to the negroes. [133 
(Nov., 1902).] 

Bailey, Cmarlbs Monroe, dentist, b. in Portland, Maine, Dec, 6, 1843; 
was graduated In dentistry at Harvard University, 1871; settled in Min- 
neapolis in 1874; was professor in the dental department of the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, 1888-96. [25; 84;* 85A,] 

Bailey, Everett H., banker, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., April 10, 1850; 
settled in St. Paul in 1873, accepting the position of receiving teller in 
the First National Bank; became its vice president, 1897, and presi- 
dent. 1907. [24; 25; 95*; 187.] 

Bailey, Fbakcis Brown, judge, b. in Portland, Maine, June 23, 1839; 
d. in Minneapolis, Sept. 29, 1896. He was admitted to the bar in 1870; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1877; was judge ot the municipal court, 
1883-9, and Judge of probate in 1890. [84»; 90«; 238 (Sept 30, 1896).} 

Bailey, George, pioneer, b. in Lome, Ireland, about 1822; came to 
the United States in 1852, and was the second settler in Zumbro, Wa- 
basha county, Minn., 1S55. [74.] 

Bailey, Ohlando, farmer, b. in Chautauqua county, N. Y., in 1820; 
stttied at Big Lake, Sherburne county, Minn., in 1853; kept a hotel, and 
owned a farm; was sheriff of the county six years. [31.] 



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BAII.BT, Philo CAT-yis, merchant, b. in P-ompey, N. Y., Oct. 15, 1S28; 
d. In Waseca, Minn., Dec. 6, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1856, set- 
tling in Wilton. Waseca county; removed in 1867 to the new town of 
Waseca, and was its leading hardware merchant; was a represent 
ative in the legislature in 1862 and a state senator, 1877-78. [18; 30; 
75; 237 (48*).] 

Bailet, Vebnon, b. in Manchester, Mich., June 21, 1864; became a 
field naturalist of the T7. S. Biological Survey; resided at Elk River, 
Minn.; removed to Washington, D. C. [17.] 

Bailly, Alexis, pioneer, b. Dec. 14, 1798, at St. Joseph's, near the 
Canadian shore of Lake Huron, being a mixed blood, French and one- 
fourth Ottawa Indian. He died in Wabasha, Minn., June 3, 1861. He 
received a good education at Montreal, and engaged In the fur trade. 
In August, 1821, Le made a trip from Fort SnellingC then Fort St. An- 
thony) to the Red River settlement, in charge of a drove of cattle. In 
1828 he settled in Prairie du Chlen; in 1833 removed to Mendota, Minn., 
and three years later to Wabasha; was a member of the first Terri- 
torial Legislature. He married a mixed-blood Indian woman, the 
daughter of J. B. Faribault. [32; 74; 131; 237 (54*) ; 2*1.] 

Baily, Calvi?j p., farmer, b. in New York, May 9, 1828; settled in 
Detroit, Minn., in 1873; was state insurance commissioner, 1889-91. 
[30.] 

Bain, Johk, farmer, b. in Canada in 1843; came to Minnesota in 
1868, settling in Fremont, Winona county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1889. [30.] 

Baikd, Lymas D., farmer and banker, b. in Austin, Minn., Oct. 17, 
1857; engaged in mercantile business there, and later conducted a 
farm; was postmaster for the state legislature in 1879; was admitted 
to the bar in 1881; engaged in real estate and loaning business, and 
was president of the Citizens' National Bank. [30; 65A; 79; 166A*.] 

Bakeb, a. C, merchant, b. in Freedom, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1838; came to 
Minnesota; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; 
settled in McLeod county in 1SS5; engaged in mercantile business in 
Brownton after 1878. [64.] 

Bakes, ALnEST P., druggist, b. in Bethel, Maine, June 2, 1839; came 
to Montlcello, Minn., in 1856; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt, 
1S62-5; engaged in the furniture business three years; was clerk of 
the district court. 1866-70; and afterward owned a drug store. [31.] 

Bakeb, Daniel A. J., lawyer, b. in Franklin county, Maine, in 1825; 
d. in Minneapolis, Oct, 2, 1909. He came to St. Paul in 1849; taught 
the first public school In Minnesota territory, 1850-1, the number of 
pupils being one hundred and three; practiced law in St. Paul; was 
one of the company who pre-empted the site of Superior, Wis., and 
organized the town; resided on a farm in Rose, Ramsey county, after 
1855, and built a large greenhouse there. [41; 68; 94; 98*; 237 (59*J,] 



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Baker, Euward LaKRABEt:, mercliaiit, b. In Hubbardton, Vt., Sept. 8, 
1836; first came to Minnesota in 1855 surveying in the Lake Superior 
region settled at R^^d Wing m 185b and engaged in the hardware busi- 
ness beived m the Third Minnesota Regt IShl 4 and attained the 
rank of captain flS*] 

Baker Geokge Lee b in A«hburnham Mat,b Oct 2G l^?o; d. in 
Minneapolis March 23 1891) He came with his parents to Minnesota 
in 1S5T enli'ited in the Eighth Minne&ota Regt in 1862 was after- 
ward lieutenaat in a colored regiment engaged in mercantile and real 
estate bufeineau m Mmneapolia [121] 

Baklb, Geobce W b in Chittenden <.ountj Vt Jan 9 1823; came 
to Mmnesota In 185b and the next jear settled m Rochester; was 
sheriff of Olmsted county two terms remoi pd to Bismarck Dak., in 
1881 where he wau collector of customs [66 ] 

BAkEB Isaac E miller b in Tro} Pa June 30 lS4o d in Minne- 
apolis, Jan,, 1897. He was general agent o£ the Millers' and Manu- 
facturers' Insurance Co., Minneapolis, after 1891. [168 (June 14, 1895,* 
and Jan. 29, 1897*).] 

Bakeb, James Heatos, general, b. in Monroe, Ohio, May 6, 1829; was 
graduated at the Ohio Wesleyan Uiiiyersity, 1852; came to Minnesota 
in 1857; was secretary of state, 1860-2; was colonel of the Tenth Min- 
nesota Regt. in campaigns against the Sioux, 1S62-3, and served till 
the close of the civi] war, attaining the rank of brigadier general; 
was U. 8. commissioner of pensions, 1871-75, and later was U. S. sur- 
veyor general for this state; resides in Mankato; author ot "Lives of 
the Governors of Minnesota," forming Volume XIII, Minn. Historical 
Society Collections. [18; 23*; 41; 83*; 113; IIB; 166A.*] 

Bakbk, L. H., b. in Illinois; came to Minnesota in 1879; settled in 
Clay county; engaged in mercantile business, and dealing in grain 
and farm machinery; in 1899 platted the townsite ot Baker. [47.] 

Bakeb, Letwis, journalist, b. in Belmont county, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1R33; 
d. in Washington, D. C, May 1, 1899. He purchased the St. Paul Globe 
in 1885, and conducted it until 1893; was U. S. minister to Nicaragua, 
Costa Rica, and Salvador, 1893-8. [93*; 176 (April, 1S86); 237 (9*); 
238 (April 30 and May 1, 1899*).] 

Bakee, Samuel H., teacher, and lawyer, was graduated at Syracuse 
University in 1877; was the first principal of Pillabury Academy, 
Owatonna, Minn., 1877-80; later was a lawyer In Deaver, Colo, [141 
(1889),] 

Bakes, Thomas A., miller, b. in Waterville, Me., Oct. 14, 1839; served 
in the Third Minnesota Regt. In the civil war; and was afterward cap- 
tain in the V. S. Heavy Artillery. He resided at Cannon Falls fifteen 
years, and later at Minneapolis and Anoka. [31.] 

Bakeb, W. S., b. in Maine, April 28, 18l>8; d. in Waseca, Minn,, 
March 6, 1887. He settled in Otisco, Waseca county, in 1856; was the 
first county treasurer, 1857-8. {75.] 



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Baujvtin, Benjamin Chapman, civil engineer, b. in Durbam, N. Y., 
Sept. 7, 1821; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 22, 1909. He came to Minnesota In 
1855; resided in Lake City until 1873, and tlien removed to St. Paul; 
was chief clerk in the IT, S. surveyor general's office, 1877-1907. [237 
(5S*).I 

Baldwir, Chableb O., lawyer, b. In Perry, 111., in 1862; was gradu- 
ated at Illinois College, Jacksonville, In 1SS6; came to Minnesota in 
1887; resides in Duiuth; was a state - senator, 1899-1902. [30.] 

Baldwin, F. Eugene, lawyer, b. in Wayn« county. Pa., March 7, 1825; 
was graduated at Illinois College in 1846; was admitted to the bar In 
18*7; came to Minnesota In 1855. and resided in Minneapolis and at 
Clear Lake, Sherburne county; was attorney of that county two years, 
and owned a farm there; was a state senator in 1859-GO. [31.] 

Baldwin, Hial D., Judge, b. In Ira, N. Y., July, 1827; d. at Red Lake 
Falls, Minn., Oct. 15, 1906. He came to Minnesota in 1858, and was 
admitted to the bar the nest year; settled in Redwood Falls In 1871; 
was county attorney several years; was judge of the Ninth judicial 
district, 1882-3. [32; 92; 237 (43*).] 

Baujwin, John, farmer, b. in Canada, Dec. 30, 1844; came to Minne- 
sota in 1S74; resided in Jackson, and was register of deeds, 1888-1905; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1909. He removed to Spirit 
Lake, Iowa, the same year. [30*; 39; 62.] 

Baxdwin, Melvin' R., congressman and civil engineer, b. in Cheater, 
Vt., April 12, 1839; d. in Seattle, Wash., April 16, 1901. He served in 
the Second Wisconsin Regt. during the civil war, and gained the rank 
of captain; came to Minnesota in 1875, settling in Minneapolis; re- 
moved to Duiuth in 1886, and engaged in real estate business and 
building; was a representative !n Congress, 18&3-5. [10; 20; 30; 237 
(14*).] 

Bauwin, Mibon Augustine, banker, h. in Sheldon, N. Y., May 21, 
1832; d. in Lake City, Minn., Feb. 33, 1881. He settled in Lake City 
In 1868, and was president of the First National Bank after 1876. [74.] 

Balowin, Rufus Judd, pioneer, b. in Guilford, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1826; 
d. in Arizona, Aug., 1897. He was graduated at Union College in 1846; 
was admitted to the har; came to Minnesota in 1857; settled In Min- 
neapolis and engaged In banking, and later in railroad enterprises; 
was a state senator, 1861-3; owned large Interests in mines In the 
Southwest. [59; 84; 167 (Sept. 3, 1897J; 237 (9*).] 

Baldwin, T. P„ farmer, b. in New York In 1836; settled In Minne- 
sota in 1856; served one year in the civil war; owned a farm at Pilot 
Mound, Fillmore county; was a representative in the legislature in 
1873. [30.] 

Baldwin, W. R., farmer, b. in Elyria, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1841; came to 
Minnesota in 1868, and settled near Faribault; was a representative in 
the state legislature in 1S81. [70.] 



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Ball, Aktemtjs Ebejiezeb, Journalist, b. in 1833; d. in West Concord, 
Minn., Marcb 16, 1906. He was first lieutenant ot tbe Third Iowa in- 
fantry in the civil war. He published newspapers at White Bear, Fair- 
mont, and after 1892 in West Concord. [237 (39).] 

Ball, F. M., physician, b. in Pickaway, Ohio, May 27, 1839; studied 
medicine at New Albany, Ind., and at Marion County Medical School, 
Ky.; served in the army, 1861-4; came to Minnesota and engaged in 
the practice of medicine at Jordan, Cokato, and after 1880 at Howard 
Lake, Wright county. [31.] 

Ball, Henry A., photographer, b. in Albany county, N. Y., Dec. 9, 
1845; served in the llSth N. Y. R^t. in the civil war; came to Minne- 
sota in 1866, and three years later settled in Delano. With Daniel 
Pish he established the first newspaper in the town, called the Big 
Woods Citizen, [31.] 

Ball, John, b. in Rutland, N. Y., Dec. 5, 1S35; d. there, Sept. 26, 
1875. He came to Minnesota in 1853, settling in Winona; engaged in 
surveying; served in Minnesota regiments in the civil war, attaining 
the rank of lieutenant colonel; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1866, and was afterward treasurer of Winona county. [77; 
115.1 

Eaixahd, Chableb W., physician, b. in New York city, Jan. 22, 1826; 
was graduated at both Washington Medical University and the College 
of Dental Surgery, Baitlitiore, in 1850; settled in Albert Lea, Minn,, 
in 1870, where he engaged in real estate business. [53,] 

Banholzeb, Fkedebick, brewer, b. in Wurtemhurg, Germany, in 1834; 
d. in St. Paul, Jan. 3, 1903. He came to the United States in 1849, 
and settled in St. Paul in 18&6; was a building contractor, and erected 
many of the first stone buildings In St. Paul; later owned and conducted 
a brewery. [237 (38).] 

Bansiisg, William L, b. In Wilmington, Del., Jan., 1814; d. in St. 
Paul, Nov. 26 1893, He was admitted to the bar in Philadelphia; set- 
tled in St. Paul in 1855; engaged in banking; served in the Third Min- 
nesota Regt. in the civil war; and afterward engaged in railroad con- 
struction. [28, Vni; 94; 237 {,S) ; 238 (Nov. 27, 1893*).] 

Banvard, John, traveler and artist, b. in New York City, Nov. 15, 
1815; d. in Watertown, S. D., May 16, 1891. He painted a panorama of 
the Mississippi river from the falls of St. Anthony to its mouth, and 
exhibited it in the leading cities of America and Europe, He also 
painted panoramas of Venice and of Palestine. [1; 241,] 

Babbakas, Geobge, lawyer and banker, b. in Prance, Sept. 14, 1832; 
d, in Hastings, Minn. He came to the United States in 1847, and to 
Daiiota county, Minn., in 1861; resided in Hastings after 1869; was 
admitted to the bar in 1874; later engaged in banking, [48.] 



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Bakbbr, Daniel R., mllier, b. in Benson, Vt., Feb. 14, 1S17; d. in Min- 
neapolis, Aprii 17, 1886. He came to Minnesota in 1856. settling at 
Minneapolis, and engaged in mercantile business , and later in the 
manufacture of floor. [19»; 20*; 58; 84*; 8BA.*] 

Babbbh, Edwin Roswki.t., b. in Benson, Vt., Nov, 22, 18B2; came with 
Ilia parents to Minneapolis when three years old; engaged in mill- 
ing; was president of a grain elevator company, and had other flnan- 
cial interests. £24; 85A*; 168 (July 24, 1891*).) 

Babck, Gustatus W., physician, b. in Barkeryd, Sweden, May 10, 
1832; came to the United States In 18B0; was a surgeon in the army 
two years; settled In Winona, Minn,, in 1864; removed to Albert Lea 
in 1868. E24; 53A; 169; 237 (38*).] 

Baepwell, Charles S., lumberman, b. in Goslien, Mass., Nov. 26, 
1S3E; d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 1, 1893. He came to Minnesota in 1857, 
settling in Excelsior; engaged in the sash and door business in Min- 
neapolis alter 1869. [167 (Dec. 3 and 9, 1892*).l 

Baedwell, J. P., Congregational missionary, b. about 1801; d. at 
Leech Liahe, Minn., July 30, 1871. He was in charge of the missionary 
worli among the Ojibways from 1843 to 1860, and later was assistant 
Indian agent at Leech Lake. f238 (Aug. 9, 1871).] 

Baboweil, Winfield W., lawyer, b, at Excelsior, Minn,, July 18, 1867; 
was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1890; has since 
practiced In Minneapolis ; was a representative in the legislature, 
1903-B, [24; 25; 30.*] 

Babbr, Peltx a,, pioneer, b. in Switzerland, Jan, 1, 1839; d. in Le 
Sueur, Minn., Dec. 10, 1910. He came to the United States when four- 
teen years of age, and to Minnesota in 1857; served in tie Seventh 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, becoming captain; was county audi' 
tor, clerk of the court, and register of deeds for Le Sueur county, 
[337 (62*).] 

Barkb, John Owek, lawyer, b, in Stavanger, Norway, Nov. 12, 1850; 
came to the United States in 1870; was graduated in law at the Uni- 
versity of Iowa, 1880; settled in Fergus Falls, Minn., the same year, 
[37*; 137; 169,] 

Babkbb, Almos P,, lawyer, b, in Naples, Maine, Aug. 11, 1846; came 
to Minnesota in 1868, and was admitted to the bar the nest year; set- 
tled in Princeton in 1874; was superintendent of schools of Mille Lacs 
county, 1874-8, and county attorney, 1879-82. [31,] 

Babkeb, Henry Freeman, lawyer, b. in Naples, Maine, May 8, ISBO; 
was graduated at the Albany, N. Y,, Law School, 1875, and the next 
year came to Minnesota; settled at Cambridge in 1878; was county 
attorney of Isanti county fourteen years; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1883 and 1887, and state senator, 1899-1905, [24; 25; 30; 
37"; 38.* I 

1 Canada, in 1845; served in the Fifth Vermont 
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Faribault, Mankato, and Cleveland; settled in Le Sueur Center in 
1880, and was county superintendent of schools, 1880-84. [32.] 

Barxxjw, Fbask W., druggist, b, in Genesee county, N. Y., Nov. 19, 
1852; settled in Albert Lea, Minn., in 1870; was treasurer of Free- 
born county, 1S80-86. [24; 53.1 

Barlow, J. L., b. in New Jersey in 1S43; came with his parents to 
Minnesota in 1855; engaged in newspaper publication; after 1881 re- 
sided In Garden City, and was proprietor of The Messenger. [32.] 

BARLovf, Wru-iAM W., b. in New York, Feb. 19, 1840; served in the 
22d Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1872. 
settling on a homestead in Amo, Cottonwood county; removed to Win- 
dom In 18S0, and kept a hotel; was sheriff of the county, 1883-90. 
[34.] 

Barnard, early missionary, b. in Bennington county, Vt, June 2, 
1817; d. in Pomona, Micb., in 1905. He was educated at Oberlin Col- 
lege; came to Minnesota about 1843, and engaged in missionary work 
among the Ojibways at Red Lake, Later he established a mission at 
Walhalla, N. D, [237 (31).] 

Basnaro, Albios, pbysician, b, in Disfield, Maine, Nov. 5, 1833; was 
graduated at Bowdoln Medical School in IS48; came to Minnesota in 
1855 settled m Minneapolis i^crved in t!ie Indian war In 1863; was 
pliisican and superintendent at Leech Lake Indian Agency, 1865-75; 
later engaged in milling m Minneapolis. [60.'] 

B*H-irAED J* OB Z b in Fianklin county. Pa., in 1842; came to 
Minnesota in lS'''i oened in the Second Minnesota Regt, 1861-4; 
afterward was first lieutenant in the First Minnesota Regt.; resided 
in Steele count) after lhb( owned a lumber yard in Owatonna. [72.] 

Bab\e& Fsanklin b in Highgate, Vt., June, 1833; came to Minne- 
sota m IS'iS 'settled on a farm in Vernon Center, Blue Earth county, 
1857 and two years latei assisted in laying out the village; opened a 
store there and also a lumber yard [32,] 

Barnes George A b m Newton Mass,, Jan. 17, 1S22; d. in "Wells, 
Minn Oct 21 1842 He came to Minnesota about 1869, and settled in 
Wells m 1871 engaged in real estate, insurance, and loaning. [39.] 

BAR^ES Ubokgb B Congregational clergyman and educator, b. in 
Turin N Y Sept 1« 18'^ d m Minneapolis, May 4, 1909. He was 
educated at Oberlin College served in the civil war and afterward 
engaged in teaching was ordained in 1869; was the first president of 
Fargo College 1887 92 was pastor m Campbell, Minn., 1900-03; and in 
Minneapolis from l<*fn until his deatfa. [144.] 

Barnes K^ac Albfrt law yet b in New Bedford, Mass., Sept. 7, 
1852 was graduated at the Albany Law School, 1877; came to Minne- 
sota in 1882 settling at Minneapolis, where he engaged in Jaw prac- 
tice and i largely Interested in real estate and additions to the city. 
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Baknes, Nathas F., b. fa Portland, Maine, June 26, 1S17; served in 
the U. S. navy five years, and afterward studied and practiced law 
several years; came to Minnesota in 1S58, and settled as a farmer at 
-Alexandria; resided in St. Cloud after 1865, being editor of the Times, 
and later city clerk; was a representative in the legislature in 186S 
and 1*74 and was influential in securing tte location of a state normal 
school at St Cloud [IS 41 ] 

BABfiES Smith T merchant b in St Lawrence county N Y Tan 
11 1841 d Aug 8 1895 He settled at Minnesota Lake Faribault 
count} Mmn m ISSb engaged in general meicantiie business and 
later owned a drug stoie and dealt m grain was clerk of the district 
court 1884 8 [51] 

BAB-srs WixLiAM ALti&TLa dealer m real estate b in Manchester 
N Y March 28 1840 served in the lOSth New York Regt during the 
civil war came to Minnesota in 1872 settling in Minneapolis where 
he acquired large interests m cit\ propertj and banks |2I)* 84'] 

BAB-sEi I-EED Elish*. b in Swauton Vt Oct 10 1859 settled in 
MinneapoliB in 1881 engaged in real estate and insurance business 
president of the East Side btate Bank since 190b (34 2'i 85A ] 

BAK\Ei Shelbom F IaW3er b in Tompkins county N Y Dec 4 
1831 d in Mankato Mmn April 1W5 He settled in Mankato in 
18'v6 was a state senator in 18b2 with others he established in 18ij5 
the fit St machine shop and foundry in Blue Earth county [45 83* 
237 (31*) ] 

BAR^EY Thiiias Jetfebson b in Watertown N Y m 1S0« d in 
St. Paul, May 1, 1886. Ho first came to Minnesota as captain of a 
steamboat bound for Fort Snelling; settled in St. Paul in 1854; was 
largely interested in real estate there. [94; 237 (1).] 

BiBNUM, Edward Phelps, b. in Stonlngton, Conn., June 16, 1831; d. 
in St. Cloud, Minn., Jan. 10, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1856; set- 
tled in Sauk Center in 1867, where he was proprietor of a hotel, owned 
a furniture store, and later was bookkeeper in the Bank of Sauk Cen- 
ter. Ill 1890 he became proprietor of a newspaper, the Sauk Center 
Avalanche; was clerk of court in the Seventh judicial district in 1S92. 
[23*; 31; 155'; 156; 237 (19*): 238 (Oct. 7, 1881).] 

Barb, George Tillotson, hanker, b. in Terre Haute, Ind., in 1851; 
came to Minnesota in 1867; resided in Mankato, and was its mayor 
one term; was a representative in the legislature in 1889, and a state 
senator, 1891-7; removed to Los Angeles, Cal.. in 1902. [30; 45*; 83*.] 

Babb, John Henry, b. in Loudoun county, Va., Sept. 2, 1828; d. in 
Manakto, Minn., Nov. 27, 1869. He settled' in Mankato in 1867, and 
established a wagon and plow manufactory. [83.'] 

Bahrac.ee, E. R., journalist, h. in Sheboygan county. Wis., in 1859; 
came to Minnesota, and established the Appleton Gazette; removed to 
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Babbaceh, James A,, b. in Sheboygan county. Wis., in 1854; settled 
in Piilsbury, Minn., in 1881, and with his brother publiahed the Weeitly 
Itemizer. [32.] 

BiRKETT, Joseph Osgood, b. ia Canaan, Maine, April 30, 1823; d. in 
Brown's Valley, Minn., Feb. 8, 1898. He settled therein 1881, and en- 
gaged in tree planting. He toolt an active interest in the Minnesota 
Forestry Association. [166 (1898*); 167 (Feb. 18, 1898); 237 (9*).] 

Baeeett, Luther, pioneer, b. In Oswego county, N. Y., in 1S25; d. in 
Horicon, Wis., Oct. 29, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1854; engaged 
in farming, aad later owned a hotel and a butcher's shop in Mankato; 
was a scout under Gen, Sibley in the Indian war. Later he resided in 
Colorado and Montana. [237 (35).] 

Barbett, Michaehl, farmer, b. in Ireland, Oct., 1830; came to the 
United States in 1850, and to Minnesota in 1857; settled at St, Wen- 
dell, Stearns county; was a representatiye in the legislature in 1879. 
[30.] 

Babkehtt, Petbb E., b. in Peansylvania in 1853; came to Minnesota 
when six years old; resided in Hutchinson, and was a dealer in wheat. 
He was a representative in the legislature, 1891-3. [30.] 

Babbett, Theouore H., b, in Oraneeville, N. Y., Aug. 27, 1834; d. in 
Herman, Minn., July 20, 19D0. He settled in St. Cloud, Minn., in 1856; 
enlisted in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in 1862; attained the rank of 
brigadier general, and after the war owned and managed an extensive 
farm in Grant and Stevens counties, Minn. [121,] 

Bahrox, Horace Evebett, b. in Bradford, Vt., March 21, 1826; d. Feb, 
36, 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling at Faribault, where 
he built the first hotel. He was a representative in the l^elature in 
1874; and was many years president of the Institution for the Deaf 
and Dumb and the Blind, located at Paribauit. [18; 70; 70A.] 

Babbows, Feed C, lumberman, b. in Orono, Maine, March 29, 1832; 
came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in Minneapolis; was member of a 
prominent lumber firm; was state oi! inspector, 1897-9. [30, 58; 88,*] 
Barrows, Mokton, lawyer, b. in Reading, Mass., June 14, 1856; was 
graduated at Harvard University, 1880, and in law at Brown Univer- 
sity, 1883; has since practiced in St. Paul. [IT; 24; 25; 93.] 

Babbows, William M,, lumberman, b. in Augusta, Maine, Sept. 1, 
1830; came to Minnesota in 1855, and resided in Minneapolis; was a 
member of the firm of Merriman, Barrows and Co., manufacturers of 
lumber. [19"; 58; 84.'] 

Barsness, Ole N., farmer, b. in Norway, Nov. 20, 1844; d, in 1882, 
He came to the United States in 1861, and to Minnesota five years 
later; settled in Bareness township. Pope county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1879; was sheriff of Pope county two years. 
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Babta, FfiEDi.-SA.Ni), lawyer, b. in Union, Wis., Sept. 8, 1857; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1882; settled in St. Paul in 1883; was a repre- 
sentative in tie legislature, 1896-7. [22*; 24; 30; 93; 93A; 95*; 338 
(Nov. 9, 1899).] 

Bakteau, Sia B., merciiant, b, in Hillsdale, N. Y., in 1862; came with 
his parents to Zumbrota, Minn., in 1871; was a repreaentative in the 
legislature, 1899-1901; removed to Idaho, 1909. [30.J 

Babteatj, SmNET Hate!>;s, Congregational clergyman, b. In Windsor, 
N. Y„ April 17, 1822; d. at Lake Charles, La., Oct. 7, 1897. He was 
graduated at Auburn Theological Seminary in 1850; was ordained to 
the ministry in the Presbyterian church the next year; was synodical 
missionary, and later pastor in Congregational churches, in Wiscon- . 
sin; came to Minnesota in 1870, and was pastor in Zumbrota, Crook- 
ston, Stephen, and other places; in 1892 removed to Lake Charles. 
1144; 237 (33); 341.] 

Babtbait, 'Stt-phen Brewstes, merchant, b. in Binghamton, N. Y., In 
1816; d. in Zumbrota, Minn., In 1894. He came to Minnesota in 1871, 
settling in Zumbrota; engaged in the hardware business and banking, 
and owned several Harms; was a representative in the legislaure In 
18S9. [30; 54.]' 

Baethel, Peteb, b. in Luxemburg, Germany, Aug. 8, 1818; came to 
the United States in 1853, and to Carver county, Minn., the next year; 
engaged in farming, and later in hardware business in "Chaska; was a 
representative In the legislature in 1S78. [30.] 

Babtholomew, Chabi.es L., cartoonist, b. in Charlton, la., Feb. 10, 
1869; was graduated at Iowa State College, 1888; has since been en- 
gaged In newspaper work In Minneapolis. [17; 34; 85A.*] 

Babtholomew, Riley Lucas, pioneer, b. in Geneva, Ohio, May 30j 
1807; came to Minnesota in 1852, settling on a claim in Richfield, Hen- 
nepin county; was a member of the state constitutional convention, 
1857, and a representative in the legislature, 1859-60. [60,*] 

Babtleson, Ciiables John, lawyer, b. in Macomb, ill., April 3, 1844; 
served through the civil war in the Second Illinois cavalry; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1867: came to Minnesota in 1870, settling In Min- 
neapolis. [22*; 24; 35; 137.] 

Baktij:tt, Amandeb H., b. in Olean, N. Y., Sept. 28, 1829; d, in Glen- 
ville, Minn., April 14, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1856. settling 
in Freeborn county; was a representative in the territorial legislature 
in 1857, and also in the first state legislature. He was admitted to the 
bar in 1860. [53; 53A; 237 (19).] 

Babtiett, Cyrus K., physician, b. in Boxford, Mass .,Jan. 23, 1829; 
d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 26, 1906. He was graduated at Harvard Med- 
ical College in 1853; became superintendent of the Minnesota Hospital 
for the Insane at St. Peter in 1868, and filled that position many years. 
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Barto, Ai.i'iu).\so, lieutenant governor, b. m Hinesbiirg, Vt., May 27, 
1834; d. in St. Cloud, Minn., Not. 4, 1899. He served in the 52d lUi- 
noia Regt., IS62-5, attaining tte rank ol captain; came to Sauk Center 
in 1869, and practiced law; was a representative in tbe legislature, 
1872-3, and lieutenant governor of Minnesota, lS74-e. [18; 29; 30; 
121*; 127 (10*); 156; 157*; 237 (9*),] 

Barkis, Aka, farmer, b. in Charlestown, N. H., April 12, 1824; d. in 
Morristown, Minn., Nov, 6. 1898. He came to Minnesota in 1857; set- 
tling near Cannon Fails, but after a few years removed to Northfield; 
served in the Minnesota Mounted Rangers in the Indian war, attain- 
ing the rank of captain; was a state senator, 1859-60, and a represent- 
ative In the legislature, 1870-3; was Democratic candidate for gov- 
ernor, 1873; president of the State Agricultural Society, 1873-4; sheriff 
of Rice county, 1876-85; removed in his last years to Morristown. [70; 
115; 166A*; 174.] 

Babton, HuMPimiiY, lawyer, b. in Pulton county. Fa., May 6, 1857; 
was admitted to the bar in 1885; came to Minnesota the same year, 
and settled in St. Paul. [20; 24; 25; 93; 93A; 98"; lOU; 137.*] 

Babchok, Joseph, pioneer, b. in Germany in 1832; came to the United 
States in 1869; settled the same year on a farm in Bashaw, Brown 
county, Minn., being the first settler there. The town is named for 
him. [32.] 

BASPoao, Henry O.. Journalist, b. in Guflford, Maine, April 22, 1838; 
came to St. Paul in ]856; removed to Colorado, where he spent elglit 
years in mining; returned to Minnesota in 1867, settling in Austin; 
became connected witi the publication of ttie Austin Register in 1868, 
and was its sole proprietor after 1S78; established the Daily Register 
in 1890. [65A; 79»; 238 (Nov. 16, 1893*).] 

BAsroRC, R. B., b. in Maine; came to Minnesota in J 866, settling in 
TVinona; engaged in real estate and loan business; was Are insurance 
inspector for southern Minnesota thirteen years; was a representative 
in tlie legislature, 1895 7 [30' 76] 

Bashaw, Alexandfk 'stone contractor b in I-ranklln county, Vt, 
Sept. 9, 1857; came to Minnesotd in 1880 and SetUed in Mankato in 
1882; president and manager of the Mankato Lime, Stone and Fuel 
to.; constructed ill 1906 the first concrete bridge in Blue Earth county. 
[46.] 

Bass, Edgar Wales educator b in Praine du Chien, Wis., Oct 30, 
1843; came with his parents to St Paul In 1847 enlisted in the Eighth 
Minnesota Regt. in 1862 was graduated at West Point Military Acad- 
emy in 1868; was ptofessor of mathematics there 1878-98, having the 
rank of colonel; latei resided in Bar Harbor Maine. [7A; 93.*] 

BASfi, Pbamk B., b In St Paul Nov 20 1848 d in St Paul, Oct 9, 
1906. He was edu^'ated at Racine Wis d.nd later studied art in Paris, 
France; engaged In real e'^tate business m St Paul. [98*; 237 (43).] 



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Bass, Jacob Walks, pioneer, b. In Braintree, Vt., in 1815; d. in St. 

, Paul, April IS, 1S89. He settled in St. Panl in 1847; op^ed a botel 

called the "St. Paul House;" was postmaster, 1849-53; later engaged 

In a commission and forwarding business. After 1870 he engaged in 

tajming in Watonwan county. [28, IV, VIII, IX; 41; 93*; 94; 98.'] 

BA8si;rt, Daniel, banker, b. in Wolfborough, N. H., in 1S19; d. in 
Minneapolis, Dec. 1, 1899, He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in 
Minneapolis; was a representative in tie legislature in 1875-6. [SO; 
23; 84*; 237 (9*).] 

BASSiiTr, JoKL Beau, pioneer and lumberman, b. in Wolfborough, N. 
H„ March 17, 1817; d. in Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 1, 1913. He came to 
Minnesota in 1849, settling in St. Paul, but soon pre-empted the land 
where a part of the city of Minneapolis now stands; removed there in 
1852, and afterward engaged in lumbering and flour milling; was a 
member of the Territorial council, 1857; was Indian agent in Minne- 
sota, IS65-9. [20*; 24; 84*; 167 (Aug. 5, 188T,* and Aug. 10, 1900*).] 

Batchbtjjbe, Geoege Washin"gtos, lawyer, b. in Danville, Vt,, Feb. 
18, 1826; d. in Faribault, Minn., Jan. 9, 1910. He was graduated at the 
Universify of Vermont, 1851; and four years later, haying been ad- 
mitted to the bar, he came to Minnesota, settling at Faribault. In 
1872-3 he was a state senator. [18; 23*; 23'; 24; 25; 30; 70A; 137; 
237 (62).] 

Batcheldeb, Samuel, b, in Topsham, Vt, April 28, 1825; d. !n Albert 
Lea, Minn. He settled in Minnesota in 1863; was superintendent of 
schools of Freeborn county three years, and county auditor, 1869-77. 
[53.] ■ 

Bates, David G., steamboat captain, b. in Virginia in 1792; d. in 
Galena, 111., Nov, 22, 1850. He bought the steamboat "Rufus Putnam" 
in 1824, and came in it to St. Paul the next year. Later he built the 
"Galena," [28, VHL] 

Bates, Erastus Newton, pioneer, b, in Plainfleld, Mass,, in 1828; 
d, in Minneapolis, May 29, 1898. He came to Minneapolis in 1855; 
erected a saw mill; was a member of the state constitutional conven- 
tion, 1857, and a member of the flrst state senate. He removed to 
Illinois before the civil war; served in the SOth Illinois Regt., attaining 
the rank of brigadier general; afterward was twice elected state treas- 
urer of Illinois. [1G7 (June 3, 1898); 237(9'),] 

Bates, Makcvs WlIlTMA^ b m Chester, Ohio, April 26, 1840; came 
to MJnneairolia in 1857; herved m the 21st Michigan Regt. in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of first lieutenant; resided in Duluth after 
1890, and dealt in timt>er and mineral land. [25; 111.'] 

Batz, Valentine, b. in Wisconsin in 1854; resides in Hoidingford, 
Stearns county, Minn., where he is a manufacturer, a merchant, and a 
farmer; was a state senator, 1899-1905. [30,] 



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Baijeh, Geobge Neanber, educator, b. in Jordan, Minn., Jan. 8, 1872; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1S94, and later studied 
at the University of Iowa and Columbia University; was an instructor 
in the University of Minnesota after 1900; professor of mathematics 
there since 1907. [7A; 17; 127B.] 

Baueb, Joseph Peter, R. C. priest, b. in Alsace, Germany, in. 1842; 
d. in St. Cloud, Minn., Nov. 19, 1899. When twenty-three years old he 
was ordained to priesthood; was a missionary in Africa fifteen years; 
came to America in 1880; settled in St. Cloud in 1889. [\52 (Nov., 
1899); 238 (Nov. 21, 1899).] 

Baumah, J. A., educator, b. in Northampton county, Pa., in 1847; 
was graduated from a college in Allentown in 1873; became professor 
of natural sciences and mathematics in Gustavus Adoiphus College, St. 
Peter, Minn., in 1881, [32.] 

BiUMGABTEM, HENEY,.b. ill Germany, Nov. 16, 1848; came to the 
United States when twenty years old; settled, in Wabasha, Minn., in 
1874, and owned a hotel after 1878; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1S83. [74.] 

Bausman, Abneb Lavcock, dentist, b. In Ebensburg, Pa., March 25, 
1834; settled in Minneapolis in 1857. [58; 84"; 174.*] 

Baxter, Chauncbt L., lawyer, b. in Carver county, Minn., May 14, 
1859; was graduated at the University of Minnesota in 1882, and from 
the law department of the University of Ohio in 18S5; settled in Per- 
bam. [35.] 

Baxter, Gborge N,, lawyer, b. in Borodino, N. Y., Feb. 25, 1845; set- 
tled in Faribault, Minn., in 1863; was admitted to the bar in 1866; was 
county superintendent of schools, 1870-4. [29*; 70.] 

Baxter, John, b. in Lincoln county, Maine, in 1827; came to Minne- 
sota in 1853; engaged in brloit-making in Minneapolis after 1868; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1879. [30; 59.] 

Baxter, John Thomas, lawyer, b. fn Berlin, Wis., Oct 15, 1862; was 
graduated at Williams College, 1887; came to Minnesota the same 
year, settling in Minneapolis; was admitted to the bar in 1889. [22*; 
24; 25; 137; 171.] 

Baxteb, Ltjtheb Loees, judge, b, in Cornwall, Vt., in 1832; was 
admitted to the bar in 1854, and soon afterward settled in Minnesota; 
enlisted in the Fourth Minnesota Regt., served at first as captain, and 
was promoted to the rank of colonel; was a state senator in 1865-8 and 
1870-6, and a representative in the legislature in 1869 and 1877-82; was 
Judge in the Seventh judicial district, 1885-1911. He resides in Fergus 
Falls. [26*; 30; 32; 35; 115; 137.*3 

Baxter, William S., b. In Sidney, N. Y., Feb. 24, 1836; came to Min- 
nesota in 1856; served in the Second Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, 
owned a farm in Highland, Wabasha county; was a representative in 
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Baziue, Ohablks, pioneer, b. near Montreal Canada No\ 5 lbl2; 
d. in 1S78. He settled in St. Paul in 1844; engaged In carpenter work, 
and later in brick-making. He donated the block of land occupied by 
the first state capitol. [28, IV; 94.] 

BiZJLLB, Edmund W., b. in St. Paul, Apiil 7 1855 ivaa admitted to 
the bar; was deputy clerk ol tie district court ISS3 7 and afteiward 
was abstract clerk, and since 1898 probate judge for Ramsey county. 
[24; 93A; 95*; 100*; 137*; 238 (Nov. 9, 1899) ] 

Beach, 8. S., farmer, b. in Decatur, III., March 7, 1860; settled In 
Minnesota in 1864; was a representative In the legislature In 1899. 
[30.] 

Beach, Wiu.iam Abtemos, physician, b. in Ionia, Mich., Oct. 20, 1868; 
came to Minneapolis in 1879; was graduated at the University of Min- 
nesota, 1890, and from its medical department, 1S93; resides in Man- 
kato. [127A.'] 

Bean, CnABLEs, b. in Sandwich, N. H., in 1827; settled In Stillwater, 
Minn., in 1863, and two years later became one of the firm of Hersey, 
Staples and Bean, dealers in pine lands; removed to California in 
1887. [41.] 

Beak, Edwin S., b. in Stoughton, Mass., April 23, 1847; settled in 
St Paul in 1876; was sheriff of Ramsey county, 1889-93; and later was 
clerk of court. He served as major in the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. 
in the Philippine war. [123.] 

Bean, J. B., farmer, b. in Minnesota in 1863; resides in Nicollet; 
was a representative in the state legislature, 1899-1901. [30.] 

Beak, J. F., pioneer, b. in Rockingham county, N. H., July, 1824; 
came to Minnesota in 1852; settled in Haven, Sherburne county, in 
1856, where he made the first improvements in the township. fSl.] 

Bean, Jacob, lumberman, b. in Upper Stillwater, Maine, Jaa. 19, 
1837; came to Minnesota in 1863, and settled in Stillwater. The Her- 
aey and Bean Company, to which he belonged, was one of the largest 
in the lutnbering business in the Northwest. [23; 41*; 104*; 105.'] 

Bean, John "R., lumberman and farmer, b. in Salmon Falls, N. H., 
April 25, 1831; d. In St. Francis, Minn., Nov. 6, 1908. He came to Min- 
nesota in 1848, settling at first at St, Anthony; the next year opened 
the first farm in Anoka county; removed in 1870 to the city of Anoka, 
and engaged in the lumber business. [31; 41; 43; 237 (51).] 

Bea.\, Martin V,, merchant, b. in Dexter, Me., Jan. 14, 1831; set- 
tled in Anoka, Minn., in 1S55; engaged at first in lumbering; served 
In the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; since 1S72 engaged 
ta hardware business. [25; 31; 43; 115.] 

Bean, W. J., farmer, h. in Harrison county, Ind., July 3T, 1831; came 
to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Nicollet; was a representative in the 
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Bbah, William M., M. E. ciergynian, b. in Dauphin county, Pa., Nov. 
1, 1820; d, in Worttington, Minn., Aug. 2T, 1892. He entered the min- 
istry in 1843, and joined the Minnesota conference in 1872. He was 
pastor at Worthington, Bigelow, Hersey, and Rushraore. [150; ISO 
(Sept. 14, 1892),] 

BEAEtD, A., farmer, b. ia New York in 1S33; came to Minnesota in 
1857; settled at Brownsville; was a representative in the legislature 
iQ 1873, [30.] 

Beabd, Henry Beach, b. in Huntington, Conn., Jan. 25, 1843; was 
graduated at Yale College in 1867; came to Minneapolis in 1869; en- 
gaged in real estate business. Lake Harriet Boulevard was donated 
by him to the city. [84.*] 

Beabd, Richard Ou)In-o, physiciao, h. in Middlesex, England, Dec. 
20, 1856; was graduated in medicine at Northwestern University, 1882; 
settled in Minneapolis; professor of physiology in the University of 
Minnesota since 1887, [7A.] 

Beabdslet, Arthur, civil engineer, b in Esopu-., N \ , Nov. 1, 1843; 
was graduated at tie Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute l^bl , was pro- 
fessor of civil engineering and industrial mechanics m the University 
of Minnesota, 1869-72; and since 1ST2 hai been professor in Swarth- 
more College, Pa. [1; 17.] 

Beardsley, BsrijAMiiN F., b. in St. Joseph, county, Ind , June 10, 18S0; 
came to Minnesota in 1880, settling in Minneapolis, removed in 1894 
to St. Paul, where he has since engaged in msuiance [22*; 34; 35.] 

Beabdsley, George O., b. in Ohio; d in Giand Folks, Is; D., May 33, 
1901. He came to Minneapolis in early days, and, as a United States 
engineer, surveyed parte of Minnesota and of North and South Da- 
kota. He laid out the townsite of Fargo. He resided m Dakota after 
1876. [237 (14).] 

Bbstiy, H., farmer, b. in Pennsylvania in 1831; came to Minnesota 
in 1857; settled in Dryden, Sibley county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1860, 1865, and 1873, [30.] 

Beatty, James, pioneer, b. in Fairfield county, Ohio, April 27, 1816; 
d. in Sauk Rapids, Jan., 1892, He came to Minnesota in 1848; con- 
ducted trading posts with the Indians at Sauk Rapids, and in Anoka 
and Blue Earth counties; was a merchant in Hennepin county, 1860-9; 
and afterward engaged in the hotel business at Sauk Rapids. H« was 
a representative in the territorial legislature, 1852 and 1855. [31; 
237 (2).] 

BtATTY, John R., b. in "Westmoreland county, Pa., Nov. 5, IS31; set- 
tled in Mankato, Minn., in 1857; served in the Second Minnesota Regt. 
In the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; was county superin- 
tendent of schools, 1867-8, and afterward owned a stone ciuarry and 
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BEanr, Samuel B., farmer, b. ia Armstrong, Ind., Nov. 15, 1S4I-, 
came to Minnesota in 1855; resided in Dryden, Sitiiey county; served 
in th-e Tentii Minnesota Regt. ia the civil war; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1877. (30; 32.] 

Beaudettc, Joseph, merchant, b. In the Province of Quebec, Canada, 
May 10, 1829; came to Minnesota in 1872; settled on a claim on the 
aite of Gentilly, Polk county, in 1876, and named the town after his 
native village; removed to Crookston in 1888. [35,] 

Beatjdro, John B., pioneer, b. in Sorel, Quebec, in 1824; d. at Red 
Irfike FaUs, Minn., Oct. 19, 1901, He settled in St Paul in 1848; took 
a homestead at Lake Como in 1850; removed to Red Lake Falls in 
1877. [237 (19).] 

Beaijueu, Cha.kij:8 H., b. in La Pointe, Wis., Oct. 23, 1836; d. in 
Bena, Cass county, Mine, May 9, 1904. He was lieutenant, and after- 
ward captain, of a company of Ojibwaya in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. 
in the civil war; after 187T was an Indian agent, being connected with 
the Leech Lake Agency at the time of hla death. [237 (35).] 

Bbauiieu, CLEj.tENT HuDON, Sb., b. in Lac dn Flamb«au, Wis., then 
in Michigan Territory, Sept. 10, 1811; d. at White Earth, Minn., Jan. 
2, 1893. He was of French and Ojibway descent; was a fur trader at 
Crow Wing, and after 1873 lived at White Earth. [44.] 

Beatji-ieu, Paul H., it. at Mackinac in 1820; d. at White Earth, Minn., 
F«b., 1897, He was of French and Indian origin, and had great influ- 
ence with the OJibways. He was well educated and an expert Indian 
interpreter. [237 (7).] 

Beaumettb, William, pioneer, b. in Canada, about 1800; d. In St 
Paul in 1870. He emigrated from the Selkirk Colony to Fort Snelling; 
settled at Mendota; and later becam-e a resident of St. Paul, where 
he lived more than twenty years. [28, IV.I 

Beaumont, John Flasuers, physician, b. in Freeport, 111., March 29, 
1859; was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, in 
1876; settled in Minneapolis in 1880; was a speciahst in diseases of 
the eye and ear. [58; 84.] 

Beaupbe, Bbuko, merchant, b. in Kingston, Ontario, Dec. 16, 1823; 
settled in St Paul in 1853, and engaged in wholesale grocery business. 
[18; 94.] 

Beauphe, Piiiup, pioneer, b. in Canada, July 6, 1823; d. at Sauk 
Ra.pids, Minn., Nov. 7, 1906. He came to Minnesota in 1844; was a 
trader with the Indians many years at Crow Wing and Sauk Rapids, 
and afterward engaged in freighting and farming. He resided on a 
farm in Benton county. [31; 237 (43).] 

Bechdolt, a. P., educator, b. near Karlsruhe, Germany, Nov. 16, 
1846; came with his parents to the United States in 1854; was grad- 
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ti^ ia Ma&kato, Minn., in 1876; was superintendent of the city schools, 
and a professor in the state norma! school. He now resides in Oregon. 
[83.*] 

BECHiioEFFEB, Chabub, lawyer, b. in Woodbury, Pa„ Jan. 1, 1864; 
was graduated In law at the University of Michigan, 1885; settled in 
St. Paul in 1887, [24; 25; 93; 137.] 

Becht, John C„ b. In Prussia In 1831; d, in St. Paul, May 28, 1878. 
He came to the United States in 1853, and to St. Paul two years later; 
was captain In the Fifth Minnesota Regt. In the civil war; engaged in 
the wholesale liquor business after 1S65; was sheriff o£ Ramsey county, 
1876-8. [68; 94; 115.] 

Becker, F., farmer, b. in Prussia in 1843; came to Minnesota In 
1858; settled in Montgomery; was a representative in the legislature 
tn 1873. [30.] 

Becker, Geokge Loomis, b. in Locte, Cayuga county, N. Y., Feb. 4. 
1829; d. in St. Paul, Jan. 6, 1904. He was gradua,ted at tlie University 
of Michigan in 1846; studied law; came to Minnesota in 1849, and be- 
gan practice in St. Paul. He was a state senator, 1868-71. In 1862 
he became land commissioner of the St. Paul and Paclflc railway, and 
was over afterward occupied in advancing fbe railroad interests of 
Minnesota, being a member of the state railroad commission, 1885- 
1901. Becker county was named for him in 1858. [IS; 28, rv»; 29; 
30; 32; 68; 69; 93«; 94; 95*; 96*; 237 (35*).] 

Becker, Peter, pioneer, b. in Prussia, Oct. 7, 1830; d. in Belle Plaine, 
Minn., Dec. 3, 1902. He came to the United States In 1854, and set- 
tled in Belle Plaine in 1857; engaged In shoemaking, farming, and the 
manufacture of brick. [237 (28).] 

Beckman, Martin A., it. in Bronestad, Sweden, June 27j 1860; came 
to the United States in 1881; settled in St. Paul, and after 1889 was 
assistant city comptroller. [100*; 169.] 

Beckwith, S. S., pioneer, b. in 1817; d. in Claremont, Minn., Jan. 
8, 1890. He was one of the first settlers of Dodge county, Minn. [179 
(Jan. 17, 1890).] 

Bede, J. Adam, congressman, b. in Lorain county, Ohio, in 1856; en- 
gaged in newspaper worli; settled in Minnesota in 1886; was a repre- 
sentative in Congress from the Eighth congressional district, 1903-09; 
resides in Pine City. [9; 17; 24; 25; 30; 42.] 

BEot-oao, Salathiei. Boyd, tianker, b. at Eldredsvllle, Pa., Oct. 10, 
1857; came to Minnesota In 1873; settled in Rusbmore, 1880, and was 
postmaster sixteen years; cashier of the Rushmote State Bank; a 
state senator since 1907. [34; 25; 30.*1 

Beebe, Fkasklw, lawyer, b. in Lincklaen, N. Y., Oct. 8, 1825; was 
admitted to tlie bar in 1850; came to Minnesota, settling in Minne- 
apolis in 1856; was probate judge of Hennepin county, 1870-5. [18; 
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Bebk Joseph Hetbt b m Medina Ontario Maj >< IbBS; came to 
Minnesota in IS81 and "settled in St Paul wais graduated at Haciline 
University 188S ind in law at the University of Minnesota, 1897; 
since 1900 "ecietan of tlie St Paul Association of Commerce. £166A.*] 

Beemeb HfTiE\ b m ht C eorge Ontario Nov 5 1836; came to 
Minnesota in IBS'" =iett!iiig in Minneapolis and became geneTal man- 
ager of the Norths es tern life Assoi. ation [22*] 

BEHN&.B Hei^ki b in Mecklenburg Germany Nov ^8 1832; came 
to this country with his parents in 1S52 and in 1854 settled !n New 
Ulm Minn where for many ^■ear'^ beginning in 1S61 he was a prom- 
inent merchant [18 ] 

BEifinoRN F'KEDEKich. b In Braun chweig 1" prmanj in 1821; d. in 
New Ulm Minn Nov 1 19 He came to the United btates in 1852. 
and to New I !m f w o ^ ears laf ei ow ned a saw and grist mill, and. later 
engaged in mercantile business. [32; 237 (11).] 

Belcocet, GiKffiGE Antoii^e, R. C. priest, b. in the district of Three 
Rivers, Canada, in 1803; d. at Memranicook, Canada, in 187*. He 
was. ordained priest in 1827; became a missionary to the Indians, in 
the Red River country in 1830, and resided at Pembina;! author of an 
article on the Department of Hudson's Bay, published, in Vol. I, Min- 
nesota Historical Collections, [28, I; 35.] 

Bbldbn, Claebkdos Dwioht, Baptist clergyman, b. near Providence, 
R. I., May 3, 1848; was graduated at Brown University in 1868, and 
at Crozer Theological Seminary In 1874; was a pastor at Aiistin, 
Minn., 1871-Sl; has continued to reside there, engaging in educational 
work and journalism; publishes the Mower County Transcript. [22*; 
23; 24; 65A.*] 

Beldek, Herky C, Judge, b. in Burke, Vt., Aug. 30. 1841; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1864; came to Minnesota in 1884, settling in 
Minneapolis. In 1895-7 he was judge of the Fourth judicial district. 
[22*; 25; 26*; 30.] 

Bklbes, J, M., merchant, b. in Johnsonville, N. Y., In 1854; settled 
in Minnesota in 1876; taught Bchoo! in Wright county eighteen years; 
resides in Montrose; was a representative in the legislature in 1S97. 
[30,] 

Bbiben, James J., b. In Wethersfield, Conn., Sept, 13, 1822; settled 
in Caledonia, Minn., in 1854; was county treasurer in 1855, and clerk 
of the district court several years, [61.] 

Belpoy, Fbask, journalist and lawyer, b, in Prescott, Ontario, Nov. 
1, 1827; was admitted to the bar in 1858; came to Minnesota in 1862, 
settling in Henderson; removed in 186S to Forest City, and the next 
year to Litchfield, where in 1876 he became editor of the News Ledger, 
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Bell, CiiABLESi J., b. in Somerville, Mass., Oct. 2, 1853; d. Jan. 3, 
1903. H« was graduated at Harvard University, ISTG; studied the next 
sis years in Germany; was professor of medical chemistry in the 
University of Minnesota, 1888-1903. [127B.1 

Bell, Charlb^s Nash, lawyer, b. in Weyhridg*, Vt, March 12, 1847; 
d n St Paul M nn Feb 7 UOS He was graduated at Middlebury 
College n 1 68 was admitted to the bar a 1871, and the same year 
settled n Manliato M nn eraoved to St Paul In 1874. [93*; 237 
11* ] 

Bell Da el W b n Ma ne Mar li 1340; served in the 2nd and 
Ihth Mane reg enti he civ 1 war ettled in Stillwater, Minn,, 

l'<ii6 «i gaged n iogg ng and 1 nher eg and in surveying for rail- 
roads. Beltou Mo tana s amei in h lionor. [42.] 

Be D\ II Co IB 1 n ■West A ond N. Y., June 22. 1841; came 
to M nnesota n 1851 and engaged w th his brother in mercantile 
bu9ine&s n Minneapol s In IS he as among the organizers of the 
M nneaota L seed O 1 Company of wh h he was president tor many 
V€ara [19 *] 

Beil E p oaeer t n Ind ana county, Pa„ June 5, 1821; 

opened the first store ia I 11 ore co t} Minn., in 1853, and two 
ears later had a I ost oiBce eatal 1 shed at the same place, and named 
it Beliville. [52.] 

Bell, Edwin, h. near Philadelphia, Pa., Jar 
Paul in IS50; built 



17, 1816; settled in St. 

St. Anthony Hill; en- 

the Red River, 






[94; 237 (13); 



of the first houses 
gaged in mercantile business; in 1859 was a 
and ran the first steamboat to Fort Garry; later 
boat traffic on the Minnesota and Mississippi r 
241.] 

Bell, Georoe W. H., b. in Jackson, connty, Tenn,, in 1812; d. in St. 
Paul, May 8, 1900. He came to Minnesota in 1851; and the nest year 
took the first claim on the site of West St. Paul. He engaged in farm- 
ing, cattle raising, and later in real estate bilslness. [237 (11).] 

Bell, Jambs Stboud, miller, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., June 30, 1847; 
came to Minnesota in 1888; engaged in flour milling; president of the 
Washburn-Crosby Co. since 18S9. [IT; 20; 24; 84.*] 

Bell, John Edson, merchant and banker, b. in Brownville, N. Y., 
Oct. 10, 1834; d. at Excelsior, Minn., Sept. 10, 1909. He came to Min- 
nesota in 1857, settling in Minneapolis, where he engaged in mercan- 
tile business. In 1870 he became cashier of the Hennepin County Sav- 
ings Bank, and after 1889 was its president till his death. He was 
prominent in cfiurch, Sunday school, and Y. M. C. A. work. [20; 24; 
25; 174.*] 

Bell, Johs W., physician, b. in Ohio, March 18, 1853; was gradu- 
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praettced medicine in Minneapolis ; professor in the University of 
Minnesota since 1S88; was a state senator, 1891-5. [30; 8*; 85A; 
127A.*] 

Bell, Stei-hen D., pioneer, ii. in Halifax, Vt„ July 30, 1833; came 
to Minnesota in 1S52; was the first settler in Hampton, Dakota county, 
18B5. [48,] 

Bell, Wlli.iam W., physician, h. in Philadelphia, Pa., April 18, 1838; 
was graduated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, In 1S59; was 
captain in the 7Sth Pennsylvania Regt. in the civil war; settled in 
Brownsville, Minn., in 1880, [61.] 

Bellakd, Hekrv, pioneer, b. in Canada, In 1812; d. in West St. Paul, 
Jan, 11, 1885, He came to Minnesota in 1836 in the employ of the 
American Fur Company; resided in St, Pan!, 1840-7; made tlie second 
claim on the site of West St. Paul, 1851; was guide, Indian inter- 
preter, and scout, during forty years. [94; 237 (1).] 

Belote, Ehastus C, b, in Bloomfleld, N, Y„ May 29, 1812; settled in 
St. Paul in 1856, and took charge of the Merchants' Hotel; afterward 
conducted other hotels in the city. [93; 94.] 

BBI.TBAMI, GiACOMO CosTANTiso, csplorBr, b. in Bergamo, Italy, in 
1779; d. In Filotrano, Italy, In February, 1855, Being a political exile 
from his native land, he came to the United States and went with 
Long's expedition In 1823 from Fort Snelling to Pembina, Thence he 
traveled alone, with aid of friendly Indians, to Red Lake and the north- 
ernmost sources of the Mississippi, and followed the course of that 
river to Port Snelling. He was author of several books, three of which 
relate to his discoveries in America. [1; 28, II, VII"; 107; 114*; 176 
(Oct,, 1896).*] 

Belyea, Aktiiur C, journalist, b. in New Brunswick, Oct. 26, 1858; 
came to Minnesota in 1880; resided at Mbow Lake after 1887, and 
was editor of the Grant County Herald. [35; 238 (Dec. 4, 1893)'',] 

Bbmas, Samuki S., lawyer, b. In Georgia, March 11, 1823; d. in St. 
Charles, Minn., May 9, 18S2. He settled in Winona county, Minn., in 
1856; was a representative in the first state legislature, and a state 
senator, 1872-4 and 1882. [29*; 30; 76; 78.] 

Bement, Robert Bonkeh Coi.eman, b. in Northumberland, N. y., July 
3, 1848; was graduated at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1869; came 
to Minnesota in 1886, settling In St. Paul; was president of the board 
of water commissioners, 1892-8; major of engineers in the Spanish- 
American war, 1898-9; was elected president of the Robinson & Cary 
Co., 1905. [24; 25; 93A,] 

BEMmji, Ojibway chief, Is said to have been born in 1776; d, at Cass 
Lake, Minn., April 20, 1904. He lived in Minnesota near the lake 
that Itears his name when the first white settlers arrived, [237 (24,* 
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Bemis, Edwaeii Webster, educator, to. in Springfield, Mass., April 17, 
1860; was graduated at Amherst College in 1880; came to Minnesota 
in 1883; taught In the pulilic schools in Minneapolis, and was a writer 
for the Pioneer Press; afterward gave lectures at Carleton College, 
aad at many Institutions in other states; was assistant professor of 
political economy in Chicago University, 1892-5; and later resided in 
Cleveland, Ohio, where he was connected with the municipal admin- 
istration. [4; 17.] 

Bemis, Nathan MABVl^■, pioneer physician, b, in Whitingham, Vt., 
March 25, 1821; came to Faribault, Minn., in 1855, and resided there. 
[18; 70.] 

Bendeke, Kabl, physician, b. in Norway, April 21, 1841 ; was grad- 
uated from the medical college in Christiania, Norway, in 18C5; came 
to the United States in 1S67, and to Minnesota in 1870; Ave years later 
settled In Minneapolis. [58; 169.] 

Bekdeb, Christian, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Germany, Sept. Jl, 
1838; d. in Red Wing, Minn., Feh. 17, 1901. He was graduated at Mis- 
sion College, Basel, Switzerland, in 1866; came to the United States 
in 1867; settled in Red Wing, and was pastor ot the German Lutheran 
church more than thirty-three years. [54; 237 (1*)-] 

Bbndixes, C. M., farmer; b. in Denmarli in 1858; came to the United 
States in 1880, and to Minnesota three years later; resided at Mor- 
gan, Redwood county, after 1898; was a representatiye in the legis- 
lature in 1907-9. [30.*] 

Benedict, Ci-reroRo L., lawyer, b. in Wisconsin, Oct. 31, 1862; came 
to Minnesota in 1S68; was admitted to the bar in 1888; resides in 
Mankato; was a state senator, 1899-1903. [24; 30; 45*; 46.*] 

Benedict, Geobob Washisoton, journalist, b. in Rochester, N, Y,, 
March 20, 1824; d. at Sauk Rapids, Minn., Feb. 15, 1910, He came to 
Minnesota in 1854, and engaged in newspaper work. After 1868 he 
owned and published the Sentinel at SauU Rapids. In 1875 he was a 
member of the Minnesota senate. [27*; 31; 38; 41; 237 (52*, 62*).] 

Besham, Albert, b. in Steuben county, N. Y., Oct. 24, 1844; came 
to Minnesota in 1854; was flnanciai agent for Hamline Unlyersity about 
1869; engaged in agriculture; helped to locate settlers in this state, 
and to open new industries here; resides in Minneapolis. [25; 130,*] 

Bksham, Di:«iEL W,, soldier, b. in Ohio, was commandant at Fort 
Sneiling during parts of 1880-1 ; attained the rank of colonel in 1897, 
and the nest year retired from the army. [11; 12.] 

Benjamin, ARmua Edwis, physician, b. in Hutchinson, Minn., Dec. 
19, 1868; was graduated in medicine at the University of Minnesota, 
1892, and has since been an instructor there; resides in Minneapolis. 
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Bbhjamin, John, physician, b. in England, Jan. 5, 1823; d. in Hutcli- 
Inson, Minn., Oct. 4, 1902. He attendeif coUege at Liverpool; came to 
the United States in 1849, and settled in Hutchinson in 1857, [64; 
337 (19*).] 

Bensee, Geogqe W., JmimaJiBt, b. in Illinois in 1856; came to Min- 
nesota in 187S; resided at Grand Meadow; was a representative in 
the legislature, 1891-3. [30.] 

Bennet, CnABLEs C, merchant, b. in Malmo, Sweden, in 1847; came 
to Canada in 1867; settled in Minneapolis about ten years later, and 
opened a wholesale fur house. [169.] 

Bennett, Mbs. Adelajde George, b. in Warner, N. H., in 1849; mar- 
fled Charles H. Bennett in 1877, and came with him to Minnesota in 
1878; author of magazine sketches and poems relating to Minnesota. 
[241.] 

Bennett, Bbayton S., lawyer, b. in Saiem, Mich, in 1860; came to 
Minnesota in 1884; was first lieutenant in the Fifteenth Minnesota 
Regt.; resides in Fosston; was a representative in the legislature in 
1903-S. [30.*] 

Benmett, Chables, b. in Kenosha county. Wis., Dec. 18. 1839; came 
to Minnesota in 1856; served in the defense of New U!m during the 
Indian outbreak in 1863, and later in the Second Minnesota cavalry; 
was a member of the legislature in 1877-78; resided in Mankato after 
1891; owned a sawmill and dealt in live stock. [4fi.] 

Bennett, Chahles A., journahst, b. in Baltimore, Md., July 21, 1845; 
came to Minnesota in 1856; served in Brackett's battalion, 1862-6; pub- 
lished the Journal in Granite Palls since 1879. [24; 32.] 

Bennett, CHMtLES H., druggist, b. in Union City, Mich., July 3, 1846; 
served in the 134th Illinois Regt., 1864; settled on the site of Pipe- 
atone, Minn., in 1874; built the first house In the county, and was 
influential in founding and developing the city. [34; 71A*; 241.] 

Bennett, Ci.arekce E., soldier, b. in New York; was graduated at 
the U. S. Military Academy in I8B5; was commandant at Fort Snell- 
ing during parts oC 1877-8; was brevetted lieutenant colonel in 1897, 
and retired from the army the same year. [11; 13; 13.] 

Bennett, Clijton A., lawyer, b. in Shalersville, Ohio, Sept. 7, 1841; 
served in the 23d Ohio Regt. In the civil war; was admitted to the 
bar in 1867, and the next year settled in Stillwater, Minn.; was clerk 
of the district court, 1878-94. [40; 41.] 

Bennett, Blihtj Morti>£ek, pioneer, b. in Mt. Pleasant, Pa., June 8, 
183S; d. in Rochester, Minn,, March, 1904. He settled there in 1856; 
engaged in mercantile business and farming; later removed to North 
Dakota, but returned to Rochester a short time before his death. 
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Bensett, Leo.nabu Loomis, pliysician and banker, b. in Plainfield, 111., 
Oct, 7, 1839; was graduated at Rush Medical Colleee, 1862; settled in 
Owatonna, Minn., two years later; organized the Farmers' National 
Banlt in 1873, of which he has since been president. [24; 25; 70A; 
73.] 

Ben-sett, S. W., b. in New York in 1842; served in the Fifth Wis- 
consin Regt. the last year oC the civil war; came to Minnesota in 
1865; engaged in teaching; settled in Henderson in 1S70; was county 
superintendent of schools, 1872-9. [32.] 

Bekkewitz, Joh.-s C, b. in Prussia, June 3, 1826; came to the United 
States in 1852, and to Minnesota in 1857; engaged in farming; was 
a representative in the iegislature in 1872; settled in Argyle in 1881; 
opened a lumber yard there in 1883. [35; 37*; 38.*1 

Bekoi-kes, PRAiSK, farmer, b. in McHenry county. Hi., in 1846; d, in 
Freeport, Minn., Oct. 4, 1906. He served in the civil war; settled in 
Oak township. Steams county, Minn., in 1869; was a representative 
in the legislature, 1899-1901. [30; 31; 237 (43*).] 

Bensel, C. D., lawyer, b. in Alliance, Ohio, May 11, 1855; came to 
Minnesota when two years old; was graduated in law at the Univer- 
sity of Iowa, 1876, and was admitted to the bar the next year; pub- 
lished the Benson Times two years; settled in Montevideo in 1880; 
practiced law, and published the Valley Blossom, and also owned a 
hotel, [32,] 

Benson, Bes H„ b. in Norway in 1846; came to the United States 
in 1861; settled in Benson, Swift county, Minn., in 1869, the town being 
named for him; engaged in mercantile business; owned a farm in 
Hantho, Lac qui Parle county, after 1875. [32.] 

Bensos, Charles A., banker, h, in Nicollet county, Minn., Feb. 9, 
1862; resides in Winthrop; was a state senator in 1903-05. [30.] 

Be>-sos, David, farmer, b. in Norway in 1841; came to the United 
States in 1867; settled in Rochester, Minn.; removed to Gordon, Ren- 
ville county; was a representative in the stale legislature, 1873-7. 
[30; 32.] 

Bensss, Geoege F., banker, b. in Boston. Mass., April 11, 1834; d. in 
Lake City, Minn., March 29, 1907. He settled in Lake City In 1871; 
helped to organize the First National Bank, and was its president 
after 1&93. [25; 74; 237 (43).] 

Benson, Henby N., lawyer, b. in Norseland, Nicollet county, Aug. 1, 
1872; was graduated at Gustavus Adolphus College, 1893, and in law 
at the University of Minnesota, 1895; settled in St. Peter, and was 
city attorney, 1898-1911; a state senator, 191L [24; 25; 30.*] 

Benson, Jased, farmer, b. in Mendon, Mass., Nov. 8, 1821; d. in St, 
Paul, May 18, 1894. He came to Minnesota in 1856, settling at Anoka, 
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of the House of Representatiyes in tbe state legislature In 1861-2 and 
1864; and was again a. representative in 1879 and 1S89. [18; 21*; 30; 
31; 41; 174*; 237 (3. 9»); 23S (May 6, 1&94,* and May 19, 1S94*); 240 
(Nov. 22, 1861).] 

Benson, John, M. E. clergyman, b. in Casco, Maine, Feb, 10, 1808; 
d. in Stillwater, Minn., Oct. 15, IS89. He came to Minnesota in 1853; 
joined the Minnesota conference in 1865; was pastor in Farmington, 
Freeborn, and other places, but on account of ill health did not en- 
gage in ministerial work during hii; later years. [150.] 

Benso:*, John W., financier, b. in Dismont, Maine, March 15, 1849; 
came with his parents to Minnesota in 1852; settled at Heron Lake 
in 1872; engaged in farming, and was president of the First National 
Bank there. [62.] 

Benson, N. W„ b. in Sweden, in 1858; came to Minnesota in 1869; 
engaged in hardware and implement business, at Clinton, Big Stone 
county, and also in farming; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1901. [30.] 

Bewson, Ramsey, author, b. in Anoka, Minn., Feb. 24, 1866; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1888; engaged in news- 
paper work in Minneapolis and Detroit, and has published two liooks; 
resides in Hutchinson, [17.] 

Bbntley, WiLUiM A, physician, b. in Lebanon, Conn., Nov. 30, 1837; 
came to Minnesota m 1856, served in the army in the civil war; re- 
Bided in Rush City, was a representative In the legislature in 1877. 
[30.] 

Bemton, Aethub HoTtHKiss, banker, b. in Guilford, Conn., May 39, 
1846; came to Mmnesota in 1871, lived several years in Minneapolis; 
and after 1880 resided in Madelia, where he established the Waton- 
wan County Bank, and dealt in real estate. [26.*] 

Benton, C4Leb Hfnbt, lawjer, b. in Lunenburg, Vt., in 1841; A. in 
Minneapolis, Nov 14, 1890 He served In the Fifth Vermont Regt. in 
the civil war, attaining the rank of first lientenant; was graduated at 
the Albany law school in 1866; settled in Minneapolis in 1871. [58; 
121;, 137*; 157'; 159.] 

Benton, Chakies Wiluaji, educator, b. in Tolland, Conn., in 1852; 
was son of a missionary, and lived in Beyrut, Syria, 1854-69; was grad- 
uated at Yale University in 1874; has been professor of French and 
other modern languages in the University of Minnesota since 1880. 
[17; 24; 127 (2* and 8*); 127B; 237 (53*).! 

BsNTON, Mks. Loanza G., missionary, b. in 1821 ; d. in Minneapolis, 
Sept. 23, 1899. She married Rev. William A. Benton, and was asso- 
ciated with him in foreign missionary work for twenty years, her chief 
work being that of a medical missionary in Syria. They returned to 
the United States in 1869, and after the death of her husband Mrs. 
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BE-iTON, Reibl-x Cwkk, lawyer, b. in Watertord, Vt., May 13, 1830; 
d, m Minneapolis. He was graduated at the University of Vermont 
la 1854; was admitted to the bar in 1855; entered the Fifth Vermont 
Regt. at the beginning of tte civil war as captain, and was promoted 
to be lieutenant colonel. In 1875 be came to Minnesota, settling in 
Minneapolis, where he wag attorney for the Great Northern railway. 
[20»; 58; 84*; 131; 137*; 337 (9).] 

Bentzoni, Charles, soldier, b. ia Prussia; was commandant at Fori. 
Snelling during parts of 1885-6; attained the rank o£ major in 1891, 
and retired from the army in 1891. [11; 12.] 

Bbnz, George, liquor merchant, b. in Germany, April 23, 1838; d. in 
Chicago, Jan. 11, 1908. He came to the United States in 1SB4, and to 
St. Paul two years later; was a representative in the legislature, 1873-4. 
[24; 25; 30; 68; 94; 95*; 96*; 97; 99; 111'; 174*; 237 (51").] 

Behq, Albert, secretary of state, b. in Center City, Minn., June 25, 
1861; was educated at Gustavus Adolpbus College; was register of 
deeds for Chisago county eight years; secretary of state, 1895-1901; a 
representative in the state legislature, 1901-02; engaged in banking at 
Warroad, 1904-06, and at Baudette since 1906. [25; 27; 30; 100; 169; 
169A; 238 (Oct. i, 1896).*] 

Behg, Halvob S., b, in Norway, March 16, 1843; came to Minnesota 
when ten years old; served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt., 1S64-5; 
settled on a farm in Stony Run, Yellow Medicine county, in 1872; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1874. [32; 169.] 

BEais, Segub, farmer, b. in Norway in 1820; came to the United 
States in 1853, and to Minnesota three years later; settled at Pilot 
Mound, Fillmore county; was a representative in the legislature in 
1877. [30; 52.] 

Bbroh, Olb N., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Navstrand, Norway, March 
13, 1842; studied tbeoiogy at Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, and 
was ordained to the ministry in 1875; was paator in Yellow Medicine 
county, 1875-83; later in Audubon, and in Crookston after 1905. [148.] 
Beroholb, Alesa:v"1)er, R. C, priest b m Austria Oi-t 14 IS ^ came 
to the United States in 1864; was ordained priest in St Paul the same 
year; settled in New Ulm in 186S tided in biingmg immigianta to 
this state; has published several boolvs one bPing a History of New 
Ulm. [32.] 

BEHaKiiiB, C., Journalist, b. at Spring lake Mich Sept -(t l'>"0 
came with hia parents to Minnesota m 1886 was a tudi^nt at Willmar 
Seminary; was editor of the Chippewa County Herald at Clara City 
after 1895. [134 (June, 1897).*] 

Beroiund, Maomjs, b. In Sweden Sept 1864 came to the United 
States and to Freeborn county, Mmn m l&b'v was graduated at the 
Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicago 1894 was a home missionary 
in Minnesota, and since 1899 engaged In Sinday School work resides 
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Beeomann, Hebmas, R. C. priest, b. in Germany, May 12, 1S61; came 
to the United States with bis parents, who settled in Preeport, Stearns 
county, Minn,; was educated at St. John's College, and in 1885 entered 
the Benedictine order; was ordained a priest in 1889; was professor 
in this college, and in 1895 was appointed prior of St. John's Abbey. 
[132 {Sept., 1895),] 

BERQQmsT, JoHS G., b. in Sweden, Jan. 11, 1849; came to the United 
States in 1868, and aoon afterward to Minnesota; settled in 1870 on a 
homestead on the site of Moorhead, being tbe second settler in that 
town; engaged in farming and in the manufacture of brielc. [35.] 

BEatcSLAND, Haks Ha:n^80n, educator, b. in Fillmore county, Minn., 
Jan. 23, 1858; was graduated at Red Wing Seminary in 1885, and was 
its principal after 1889. [169.] 

Bebostbou, Ashkew, civil engineer, b. in Eda, Sweden, in 1S38; d, 
in Minneapolis, Jan. 30, 19i>3. He came to the United States in 1864; 
settled in MinneapoHs the nest year; was chief engineer of the water- 
works department of the city. [169; 237 (28*).] 

Bbrket, Charles Peter, b. in Goshen, Ind., March 2o, 1867; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1892; was instructor in 
mineralogy there, 18934903; later an instructor and assistant professor 
of geology in Columbia University, New York City. [7A.] 

Berkey, Peter, banker, b. in Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 14, 1822; d. in 
St. Paul, April 16, 1909. He came to Minnesota in 1853, settling In 
St. Paul, and engaged in various business enterprises; was president 
of tbe St. Paul National Bank, 1883-92; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1872. [20, 24, 25, 93A*, 94, 98', 174*, 237 (56*).] 

BcKNAnn, AixE^j G, Journalist, b m England. Jnlj 28, 1850; d. in 
Brainerd, Minn., Bet 7, 1908 He came to America when sixteen 
years of age; engaged in newspaper work m various states; came to 
Minnesota in 1889, and founded a pap^r in Itasca count} removed to 
Walker in 189T, and established the Walker Poat, published Tbe Voice 
at Cass Lake, 1896-1906. [dT*; 2^7 (51).] 

Bekrisford, Enoch F., b. in Staffordshire, England, May 27, 1846; 
came with his parents to the United States, and to Minnesota in 1856; 
served in the Indian war in 1864; engaged in tbe bakery business in 
St. Paul after 1867. [100; 174.'] 

BBRRisi^KD, JoHS, merchant, b. in Staffordshire, Eng., Sept. 31, 1842; 
came to Scott county, Minn., in 1856; served in the Third Minnesota 
Regt. in 1861; owned a store in Bumsville after 1872; removed to St, 
Paul in 1887, and engaged in the fuel business. [32; 174.*] 

Berrisfobi), Thomas, Sn., pioneer, b. Staffordshire, England, Dec. 
17, 1S13; d. at Credit River, Scott county, Minn., Oct. 1, 1873. He 
came to the United States in 1856, and the same year settled on a 
farm at Credit River; engaged in general mercantile business, and 
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BEBBisi-omi, Thomas, b. in Staffordshire, England, Nov. 15, 1810; d. 
at Hot Springs, S. D., March 14. 1894. He came to the United States 
with his parents in 1856, and to Minnesota the same year; resided in 
St. Paul, and owned a bakery. II74.*] 
~^ Berby, Chabi£s Hekky, attorney general, b. in Westerly, R. ]., Sept. 
12, 1823; d. in Winona, Minn., Aug. 21, laOO. He was chlefiy educated 
in the state of New York, where be was also admitted to the bar. He 
came to Winona in 1855. When Minnesota became a state he was 
elected attorney general and held the ofSce two years. In 1874-75 he 
was a state senator, and afterward was U. S. court commissioner. He 
did much to develop the educational interests of Winona. [18*; 41: 
76; 77*; 78; 136; 137*; 237 (11*).] 

Behbv, E., Baptist clergyman and farmer, b. in New York in 1825; 
came to Minnesota in 1866; resided In Fairmont; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1872-3. [30.] 

Bekry, Fred S., b. in Nora, 111., Nov. 27, 1863; came to St. Paul when 
a child; was connected with the John Martin Lumber company after 
IS82; became its secretary and treasurer, 1S87, and president, 1905. 
[24; 25; 95.*] 

Berry, James P., farmer, b. Jan. 26, 1843; served in the Seventh 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; resided In Pleasant Hill township, 
Winona county, Minn.; was a representative in the legislature in 1874. 
[76.] 

Berry, Johs McDo-iooh, luriet, b. in Pittsfield. N. H„ Sept. 18, 1827; 
d. in Minneapolis, Nov. 8, 1887. He was graduated at Yale in 1847; 
studied law; came to Faribault in 1855; was a representative in the 
territorial legislature in 1857, and a state senator in 1863; was asso- 
ciate justice of the supreme court, 1865-87. [18; aO; 41; 70; 168 
(April, 1892).*] 

Bebbv, William Morse, h. in Georgetown, Maine, Aug. 12, 1829; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1884, and was superintendent ot the park sys- 
tem. [84.*] 

Bertraki), E. p., farmer, h. In Luserahurg, Germany, in 1838; came 
to the United States in 1856, and to Minnesota the next year; resided 
in Home, Brown county; was a representative in the legislature in 
1877 and 1879. [30.] 

Bestick, James T., pioneer, b. in Henderson, N. C, Oct. 16, 1840; 
d. Aug, 22, 1906. He served in Massachusetts regiments in the civil 
war; settled in Detroit, Minn., in 1872; engaged in various occupations, 
as shoemaking, carpentering, etc.; was judge of probate for Becker 
county, 1892-6. [44.] 

Betcheb, Charles, hardware merchant, b. in Prussia, Jan. 31, 1830; 
d. in Red Wing, Minn., June 6, 190;i. He came to the United States 
in 1849, and to Minnesota in 1S55; settled in Red Wing; was presi- 
dent of a lumber company after 1889. [54; 167 (June 12, 1903); 237 
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Bbttikoen, John U., pioneer, b. in Germany, Nov. 23, 1823; d. in St. 
Paul, Minn., April 23. 1906. He came to the Unitgd States in 1849; 
■settled in St. Paul in 1852; waa the first to engage in the ice business 
tliere; later owned a store, and after 1870 was a commission mer- 
chant. [237 (39»).] 

Betz, Lotjis, b. in St. Paul, Feb. 3, 1862; was connected with tbe 
wholesale grocery business eight years, and with the Pioneer Press 
company ten years; was city comptroller, 1902-09; later the treasurer 
of th« State Savings BanK. £237 (36*).] 

■ Bevans, HEi^iEY T„ lawyer, b. in Canton, 111., May 26, 1839; came 
to Minnesota when a child; served in the First Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war; was admitted to tbe bar in Red Wing in 1871; settled ia 
Morris in 1876; was attorney of Stevens county three terms, and later 
was IT. S. collector of customs in Pembina; was assistant adjutant 
general of Minnesota after 1889, residing in St Paul, {73; 130.] 

Bbvaks, MiLton L., b. in Canton, III., Aug. 9, 1843; d. in St, Paul, 
Aug. 18, 1906. He came to Red Wing, Minn., when a boy; served in 
the First Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled in SL Paul in 1867; 
was a printer for several years, but later owned a store and was 
■market master of the city of St. Paul. [130,] 

BicKEL, William, baniier, b. in Baden, Germany, Jiily 13, 1834; d. 
'in Seattle, Wash., March 13, ]9IXI. He resided in St Paul many years; 
was U. S. consul in Mexico, and was connected with the Treasury 
Department at Washington, D. C. [156.] 

, BicKEL, William, contractor, b. in Huntington, Ind., Sept. 5, 1862; 
came to Minnesota in 1868; resided in St. Paul after 1S76; was a 
representative in the legislature in 18S9. [30.] 

BioKTOED, Elmbk A., farmer, b. in Glover, Vf,, in 1&49; came to Min- 
nesota in 1867, and three years later settled in Otter Tail county, 
where he has since resided; was a representative in the legislature In 
1896. [30.] 

BicKSELL, William Clake:nce, lawyer, b. in St. Lawrence county, 
N, Y., June 28, 1855; was graduated in law at the University of Mich- 
igan, 1885; settled in Morris, Minn., 1886; was attorney of Stevens 
county, 1895-1907; was a representative in the legislature, 1907-09. 
[22*; 24; SO*; 73.] 

BiEBBAtiER, Jacob, miller, b. in Germany, Aug. 28, 1819; d. in Maa- 
kato, Minn., March I, 1896, He came to the United States in 1849; 
settled in Mankato, Minn., in 1856. [33; 46; 83.*] 

Bierbauer, Oscar, b. in Erie, Pa., Sept. 22. 1855; came with his par- 
ents to Mankato, Minn., 1856; was register of deeds, Blue Earth 
county, 1887-97; president of the Mankato Malting Co., since 1902, 
[24; 52.] 

Bierbauer, William, b. in Einselthum, Bavaria, Feb. 26, 1826; d. in 
Mankato, Minn., Nov. 30, 1893. He came to the United States in 1849, 



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and settled id Mankato seven years later, where he established a brew- 
ery. [23; 32; 45*; 83.*] 

BiERMANS, Adolph, State auditor, b, in Christiana, Norway, Nov. 19, 
1S42; served In the 24th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; settled in 
Rochester, Minn,, in 1866, and engaged in mercantile business; was 
auditor of Olmsted county tiree terms, 1875-81; was state auditor, 
1891-5. [30; 66A; 98; 169.] 

Big Eaqle (Wamdetokka), a sub-cbief of the Sioux, b. near Men- 
dota in 1827; d. near Granite Palls, Minn., Jan. 5^ 1906. He was one 
of the chiefs who signed a treaty in Washington, D. C, in 1858; was 
a noted warrior, and engaged in nearly all the battles of tie Sioux out- 
break of 1862; suffered a three years imprisonment at Rock Island for 
his participation in the war; author, through an interpreter, of "A 
Sioux Story of the War," Minn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. VI, 1894, 
pp. 382-400. [28, V!*; 33; 116 to 120; 237 (39); 238 (July 1, 1S94).*1 

BiGELOw, Charles Henry, b. in Baston, N. "S., June 4, 1835; d. in 
St. Paul, July 31, 1911. He settled at St. Paul in 1864, engaging in 
lumber business and insurance; was president of the St. Paul Fire 
and Marine Insurance Co., 1876-1911. [24; 25; 68.] 

BiGELow, Eboar a., farmer, b. in 1863 at Zumbrota, Minn., and died 
there; was a representative in the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

BiGELow, Edward Elisha, physician, b. in Akron, Ohio, July 1, 1841; 
served In the 29th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; was graduated 
in medicine at the TIniversity of Michigan, 1867; settled iu Owatonna, 
Minn, in 1877. [24; 70A»; 72.] 

BiGELOw, Horace Ransom, lawyer, b. in Watervliet, N. Y., March 13, 
1820; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 14, 1894. He received his early education 
in his native state; was admitted to the bar in TJtica In 1847; came to 
St. Paul in 1853 In company with Charles B. Flandrau, and built up a 
lai^e law practice. [3*; 18; 33*; 41; 68; 93; 94; 98*; 137; 188; 237 
(9*); 238 {Nov. 15, 1894).*] 

BioHAM, D. L., b. in Hamilton, Ohio, in 1844; was graduated at 
Miami University, Ohio, in 1866; came to Minnesota, and In 1868 set- 
tled at Redwood Falls; engaged in lumber business and farming, and 
was county superintendent of schools. [32.] 
Bm Thunder. [See Wakemas, John; 231 (19).] 
BiLAKSBY, Mrs. Akne Evahds, criminal, came to St. Paul from North 
Carolina In May, 1858, and the next September married Stanislaus 
Bilansky. Her husband died from poisoning March 12, 1859, and on 
March 23, 1860, she was hung for his murder. She was the first white 
person executed In Minnesota. [238 (March 24, I860).] 

Biii, Edwasd Clabk, Episcopal clergyman, b. in Broolilyn, N. Y., 
July 15, 1846; d. in Faribault, Miun., May 11, 1892. He was graduated 
in St. Stephen's College, Annandale, N. Y., 1871), and at Seabury Divin- 



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itj School, Faribault, Minn,, 1873; was associate priest in Faribault 
and St. Paul, and was a profeesor in Seabury Divinity School. A 
memorial volume of 284 pages, "Biographical Sketcbee," with thirty of 
his sermons, was published in 1892. [70A; 152,] 

BitLiKCS, Habbisom Aires, lawyer, b. in Watertown, Vt,, Jan. 25, 
1818; came to Minnesota in 1855, as one of the original proprietors of 
Spring Valley. [18.] 

Bills, L. W., lawyer, b. near Oswego, N. Y., in 1863; came to Min- 
nesota in 18S4; settled in Park Rapids; was attorney of Hubbard county 
sixteen years; was a representative in the legislature in 1907. [30.*] 

BiLLSON, William W., lawyer, b, in Springfieid, IIL, June 7, 1847; 
settled at Duiuth; was U. S. attorney for this state, 1873-81; was a 
state senator, 1872 and 1883. [24.] 

BiBCH, Ch.ibles A„ b, in London, England, Oct. 15, 1S56; came with 
his parents to America in 18fi4; lived in Kandiyohi county, Minn,, after 
1869; was graduated at the state Normal School at St. Cloud, 1880; 
was elected superintendent of schools for Kandiyohi county in 
1S81; owned and edited the Willmar Argus, 1889-99; and later was 
postmaster at Willtnar. [63 ] 

BiBD, Chaeles, pioneer, b. in Rome, N. Y., Nov. 24, 1839; d. in Fair- 
fax, Minn., Nov. 21, 1903. He came to Olmsted county, Minn., when 
eighteen years old; served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; removed to a farm in Cairo township, Renville county, in 1869. 
[237 (35).] 

Bird, Wieliam, b. in Aberdeen, Scotland, June 28, 1830; d. in Fair- 
mont, Minn., June 29, 1908. He came to the United States when a boy, 
and lived in Cattaraugus county, N. Y.; served in the civil war in New 
York regiments, and attained the rank of captain; settled in Martin 
county, Minn., in 1865; was sheriff of that county eight years. [121; 
237 (51).] 

BiBKBTT, He.nev, banker, b. in Ottawa, Canada, July 4, 1848; came 
to Owatonna, Mina., in 1870, and owned a jewelry store there, 1873-88; 
was a banker and merchant in Austin, 1889-1904; president of the Na- 
tional Bank in Mahnomen since 1904. [24; 72.*] 

Bishop, Habbiet B., teacher, b, in Vergennes, Vt., Jan. 1, 1817; d. 
in St. Paul, Aug. S, 1883. She came to St. Paul in 1847, to open the first 
permanent school in that city. Through her influence a Sunday school 
was also soon organized, and the nest year a public bnilding was 
erected to accommodate the school, preaching services, etc. She was 
author of "Floral Home, or First Years of Minnesota" (1857); and 
other books; was married to Mr. McConkey. [28, IX; 94; 141; 165; 
237 (1).] 

Bishop, James Henby, b. in Rochester, N. Y„ Oct. 17, 1843; served 
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iieuteuant ; settled in Minneapolia in 1879, and established a wholesale 
paper house; was president of the American Savings and Loan Asso- 
ciation after 1889. [84.«1 

Bishop, John, pioneer, b. in. Canatia, April 1, 1829; d. at Gull Lake, 
Minn., April 9, 1905. He came to Crow Wing, Minn., when twenty-two 
years old; was an Indian trader, and later was one of the Sret set- 
tlers in Brainerd. [237 (31).] 

Bishop, Jtiosos Wade, soldier and railroad manager, b. in Evans- 
ville, N. Y., June 24, 1831; studied civil engineering; settled in Chat- 
field, Minn., as a surveyor, and published a map and history of that 
county. He joined the Second Minnesota regiment as captain in 1861, 
and served through the civil war, being brevetted brigadier general at 
its close. Later he was engaged in constructing railroads in this state. 
He has resided in St. Paul since 1873; was president ot the St. Paul 
Trust Company after 1883. [2; 17; 18; 20; 24; 41; 98*; 115.] 

Bishop, L. H., b. in Wlnthrop, Maine, Dec. 23, 1840; came to Minne- 
sota in 1867; engaged in mercantile business in Garden City; was a 
■ representative in the legislature In 1878. [30.] 

BissBiL, FKiNK Elmore, pbysician, b. in Hartford, Wis., Dec. 27, 
1846; served In the U. S. navy, 1862-5; was graduated at the Charity 
Hospital Medical College in Cleveland, 1869; came to Minnesota in 
1871, settling in Litchfteld; was a representative in the state legisla- 
ture, 1878-9. [22*; 30; 65.] 

BixBY, John, pioneer, b. in Moretown, Vt., Jan. 28, 1814; d. in Au- 
rora, Steele county, Minn., Jan. 15, 1890. He came to Minnesota in 
1856, settling as a farmer in that township. Bixby station was named 
for him. [73; 24L] 

BixBY, Luther, b. in Vermont; d. in Chicago, 111., Aug. 7, 1895. He 
settled in Owatonna, Minn., before 1864; engaged in the drug busi- 
ness; after 1880 published in Minneapolis the Temperance Review; 
and in 1886 removed to Chicago. [72; 241.] 

BixBV, Tams, journalist, b. In Staunton, Va., Dec. 12, 1855; came to 
Red Wing, Minn., with bia parents in 1857; was owner and editor ot 
the Red Wing Republican; was private secretary, 1890-97, to Governors 
Merriam, Nelson, and Clough; was chairman of the IT. S. Commission 
to the Five CivUlzed Tribes in Indian Territory, 1897-1905; and later 
was general manager of the Pioneer Press Company, St. Paul. [17; 
22*; 24; 27*; 30; 56; 95.*] 

BjoBCE, Haks p., merchant and farmer, b. in Norway in 1856; came 
to Minnesota in 1868; settled in Underwood, Otter Tail county; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1885-7 and 1891-3. [30; 169.] 

B.roBoE, Henby Olsos, lawyer, b. at Lake Park, Minn,, March 7, 1871; 
was graduated at the State Normal School in Moorhead, 1893, and in 
law at the University of Minnesota, 1898; resides at Lake Park; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1905-09. [25; 30.*] 



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B.ioEoo, KfiUDT KtfUDTSEN, Lutheran dergyman, b. in Norway, 0<^ 2, 
1847; came witb bis parents to the United States ih 1845; was grad- 
uated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. 1K70, and the Theological 
Seminary, St. Liouia, Mo,, 1673. For many years he was pastor in 
Beefier, Clay, aad Norman counties, Minn. In 18SS he took charge of 
a coner^atlon at Red Wing. In. ISSl he was elected president of the 
Minnesota district of the Norwegian Lutheran synod of America. He 
is one of the founders of the Lutheran Ladies Seminary at Red Wing. 
tl48; 169.]' 

Black, JoH^' M., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in 1808; d. in St. Paul 
in August, 1S93. He came to Minnesota in 1856; was ordained In St. 
Paul, and was pastor in Dundas, Caledonia, and Houston. During the 
last ten years of his life he resided in St Paul. [178 (Aug. 10, 1893).] 

BiACK, Mahlos, land surveyor, b. in Hamilton county. Ohio, Oct. 4, 
1820; d. in Minneapolis, Oct. 25, 1901. He came to Stillwater in 1847, 
and engaged in surveying and lumbering; was a representative in the 
territorial legislature in 1S49, 1S52, and 1857; was postmaster of Still- 
water, 1857-61, and mayor, 186061; enlisted in a company of sharp- 
shooters in 1863, and served till near the close of tbe civil war, attain- 
ing the rank of captain. In 1867 he removed to Minneapolis, and was 
auditor of Hennepin county, 1874-8. [18; 41; 115; 127B; 131; 237 
(19*).I 

Blackmbb, Peask Amos, physician, b. in Amherst, Ohio, Jan. 16, 
1847; d. in Albert Lea. Minn.. July 11, 1900. He came to Minnesota with 
bis parents in 1867; served a short time in the Fifth Minnesota Regt., 
but was severely wounded in the Indian war of 1862, and was therefore 
discharged; was graduated at Cleveland Medical College. 1868; re- 
sided in Albert Lea. [23; 53; 53A.] 

BLACKMKt, Hbmak, lawyer, b. in Amherst, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1850; came 
with his parents to Albert Lea, Minn., when seven years old; was 
graduated In law at the University of Wisconsin, 1873; has resided in 
Albert Lea since 1874, being Judge of probate of Freeborn county, 1S85- 
1909. [34 25 53 53A 237 (38*) ] 

Bi^cKMUN Silas, b in St Lawrence county N Ti Oct 9 1S35 
came to Minnesota in 1863 and settled on a claim m Cottonwood 
county in 1S|4 waa a representative n the legislature in 18*3 and 
1885. [34 1 

Blackwell John pioneer b in Gloucesterslili e England Jan 4 
1832; d. May 24 IS-a He came to Acton Meeker county Minn in 
1857; owned a farm and taught the first school In Litchfield was reg 
ister of deeds and clerk of the di'^trict comt [G5 ] 

Blair, Mas Mutu^blt Jc^ephiivf Bailey educator b in Goodhue 
Center, Minn May 5 l'<63 was married to John M Blair m lb84 
has been director of the domestic art department of the Agricultural 
College of the University of Minnesota since 1895 is a lecturer and 
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Blaisdkl!., HiiMi'iiREY Metcai.f, lawyer and journalist, b. in Otis, 
Maine, Sept. 10, 1841; d. in St. Paul, Jan. 23, X902. He served in the 
Second Maine and other regiments in the civil war; studied law, and 
was admitted to the bar in 1868; settled in Fairmont, Minn., the next 
year; was editor of the Fairmont News, 1887-94. [34; 39; 121; 237 
(19).] 

Blaisdeli., William, lumberman, b. in 1833; d. in Minneapolla, Nov. 
27, 1901. He settled in Minneapolis in. 1852; engaged in the lumber 
business, and owned much real estate. [237 (19*).] 

BiJiKE, John W., b, in Dover, Maine, Aug. 29, 1840; serred in the 
Fourtli W^consin and otJter reglm^its in tbv civil war, attaining the 
rank of captain; was one of the organizers of the town of Marshall, 
Minn., 1872; was a representative in the legislature, 1873, and a state 
senator, 1875. [30; 32; 41.] 

Blake, Mrs. Mary Katheriue Evass, autior, b. in Rockport, ind., 
Aug. 31, 3S59; was educated at Rockport Collegiate Institute; was 
marri-ed, 1876, to William M. Blake; has published two books; resides 
in Minneapolis. [17.] 

Blakelev, David, secretary of state, b. in Bingbamton, N, Y., in 1831; 
d. in New York city, Kov. 7, 1896. He came to Minnesota when eigh- 
teen years old, and engaged in newspaper work in St. Paul; was secre- 
tary of Etat« of Minnesota, 1862-G; afterward was manager of the 
famous Gilmore and Sousa bands. [28, X; 58; 237 (9),] 

Blakeley, RiissKLL, Steamboat captain, b. in North Adams, Mass., 
April 19, 1815; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 4, 1901. His connection with ateam- 
boating from Galena to St. Paul began in 1847 and continued many 
years; later he engaged in staging and expressing in Minnesota and 
in Dakota; and bad large interests in banking, insurance, and railway 
companies. He settled in St. Paul in 1862. [20*; 28, IV*, IX; 41; 93*; 
94; 98*; 176 (Feb., 1888); 237 (14*).] 

Blanchard, John, journalist, b. in Sandusky, Ohio, March 31, 1842; 
d. in Minneapolis, Sept 12, 1899. He passed his cbiidhood in Canada, 
and was graduated at Albert College. In 1889 he settled in Minne- 
a.poliB, and soon became connected with the Minneapolis Times, of 
which afterward he was editor. [23.] 

Bleeckeh, Georob Mobtoh, lawyer, b. in Whlppany, N, J,, Nov. 19, 
1861; came to Minnesota in 1883, settling in Minneapolis; was gradu- 
ated in law at the University of Michigan, 1887, and has since prac- 
ticed in Minneapolis; was a representative in the legislature in 1893. 
[25; 30; 137.*] 

Bleoes, J. H., educator, b. in Faaberg, Norway, Oct. 1, 1851; came to 
the United States when Seventeen years oid; was graduated at Augs- 
burg Seminary, Minneapolis, 1880, and in its theological department 
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Blbthbh' AijiEza J journalist b m Knox Mame Dec 27 1S16 was 
graduateil at Wesleyan Colieee 186S was admitted to the bar m 1S73 
practiced in Portland Maine until 1880 settled m Minneapolis in 
1884 purchased an mterest in the Tribune and the Journal and was 
editor gf the former until 1S88 removed to Seattle Wash in 1896 
where he owns The Times [54A '] 

Buss JoHt soldier b m New Hampshire d Nor 22 1854 He was 
brevett^d major m 1823 and was commandaiit at Pott Soelling 1833 6 
[11 12] 

Bliss, John H manufacturer b at Green Bay Wis Oct i 1833, d 
in Honolulu Hawaii Oct 16 1907 He spent three years 1833 8 at 
Fort Snellmg of which his tatber was commander served in the Union 
army during the civil war and later resided in Erie Pa [28 VI 241 ] 

BLiasEhBACH Atial'st photographer editor b in Cologne Germany 
April 15 1861 came to the United States m I8S1 settled in Man 
kato Minn in 1886 editor of The Post since 1905 [25 45 1 

Block H C farmer b m Germany in 1850 came to Minnesota in 
1857 resides at Maine Prairie Steams county was a representative 
m the legislature in 1903 5 [3(1 *] 

Block Juliur H state treasurer b m Gallon Ohio March 30 1860, 
came to Minnesota with his parents in l!tTO and lived m Nicollet 
county and later m Le Sueur county He held a position m the Mm 
nesota Hospital for the Insane at St Peter 1879 86 was sheriff of 
Nicollet county 18891901 and treasurer of Minnesota 190107 [22* 
26', 30, 111 ) 

Blodoett Elijah Haskell b m Weathersfield Vt Feb 16 1832 d 
in Red Wing Minn June 6 1909 He settled m Red Wing in 1866 
where he constructed the first grain elevator and later engaged in 
gram business was mayor 18991901 [23 34 25 237 (56) ] 

Bloomeb Raymond M R C priest b m Zaaesville Ohio Dec 9 
1854 was educated at the Dominican College of St Joseph s near 
Somereet Ohio became a member of the Dominican Order in 1874 
was ordained pneat m 1S79 was prior of HolynRosary Convent Mm 
neapoliB, after 1889 [84 *] 

Bloomeb, Samiisl b in Switzerland came to the United States m 
1846 and to Stillwater, Minn in 1S4S; served in the First Minnesota 
Regt in the civil war was treasurer of Washington county three 
terms beginning m 1888 In recent years he has established a sum 
mer camp at White Befir Lake [42 ] 

Blitii't, Matthew M, soldier, b in N«w York, was graduated at 
the U S Military Academy in 1853; was commandant at Cort Snell 
ing in 1883, and attained the rank of colonel the same year, retired 
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Bi.YTHE, John, pioneer, b. in England in 1828; d. in Blooming Prairie, 
Minn., April 1, ISSS. H« came to the United States when a cliild, and 
to Summit, Steele county, Minn., in 1S56; served in the First Minne- 
sota heavy artillery in the civil war. [72.*] 

BoAi,, JiMES McCrjiLLAX, pioneer, b. in Pennsylvania; d. in Mendota, 
Minn., in 1862. He served a term in the army; settled in St. Paul 
about 1846 as a painter; was a member of the first territorial l«gis- 
lature; was adjutant general of the territory, 1851-3; was a represent- 
ative in the territorial legislature, 1852; removed to Mendota in 1855. 
A street iu St. Paul is named McBoal in his honor, [28, IV. IX.] 

BoAM,- Hesby, pioneer, b. in Grafton county, N. H., Nov .10, 1810; 
came to. Minnesota in 185G and pre-empted a farm in Middleville, 
Wright county, being the first settler there. [31.] 

BoABDMAf;, A. J., b. in New Brunswich in 1852; was graduated at 
Bowdoin College; settled in Minneapolis in 1878; was a director of the 
board of trade and a member of the park commission. [90.*] 

BoARDMAS, Fredehick H., lawyer, b. in Milltown, N. B., April 2a, 1848; 
was graduated at Bowdoin College, lSfl9; was admitted to the bar in 
1876; settled In Minneapolis in 1878; was a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1882-3. [23*; 25; 137.] 

BoBLETEB. John, pioneer, b. in Austria, Jan. 24, 1818; d. in New Ulra, 
Minn.. Dec. 15, 190ft. He came to the United States in 1853; settled 
in New Ulm in 1856, [337 (11).] 

BOBLBTEB, Joseph, state treasurer, b. in Dornbirn, Austria, April 19, 
1846; d. in New Ulm, Minn., July 5. 1909. He came to the United 
States In 1858; served in the Union army and navy, 1862-8, and in the 
Spanish- American war, 1898; settled in New Ulm In 1868, and was 
postmaster there thirteen years; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1884, and from 1887 to 1895 was the state treasurer; was 
afterward cashier of the Columbia National Bank of Minneapolis; re- 
turned later to New Ulm, and was cashier of the Brown County Bank. 
32*; 25; 30; 32; 98; 111*; 237 (56*); 338 (March 13, 1886).*] 

BocKMAN, Mabcvs Oi:Aca, educator, b. at Langesund, Norway, Jan. 
9, 1849; was graduated at Christiania University, 1867; came to the 
United States in 1875; was a pastor in Goodhue county, Minn,, 1875-86; 
is professor and president of the Theological Seminary of the Nor- 
wegian United Lutheran church, St. Anthony Park, Minn. [17; 24; 25; 
54; 148; 149; 169.] 

BoDFOBS, Andeew Dakiel, musician, b. in Cambridge, Minn,, Dec. 13, 
1871 ; was graduated at the conservatory of music of Augustana Col- 
lege, Rock Island, III., in 1891; resided in Minneapolis. [169,] 

BoDiN, GusTAv. publisher, b, in Sweden, Feb. 5, 1844; came to the 
United States in 1868, and soon afterward settled in St. Paul, Ten 
years later he removed to Cokato; was treasurer of Wright county, 
1SS4-18S0; became manager of the Augustana Book Concern, St, Paul, 
in 1891. [24; 31; 169,] 



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BoDiNE, P. P., journalist, b. in Waupaca county, Wis., June 24, 1854; 
came to Minnesota wben eighteen years of age; was graduated at the 
University of Minnesota; settled at Red Lake Palis in 18S5, and estab- 
lished the News. [35.] 

BoEN, Haldob E., congressman, b. in Norway, Jan. 2, 1851; came to 
the United States in 186S, settling in Minnesota; engaged in (arming 
and in teaching in Otter Tail county; was a representative in Con- 
gress, 1S93-5; editor ot The Globe, Fergus Falls, since 1895. [10; 24; 
25; 30; 169,] 

BoENi'scH, Bernhakd William, b. in Bresiau, Prussia, Dec., 1837; d. 
in St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 28, 1912. He came to the United States in 
1851; settled in St. Paul in 1S78; founded the St Paul Commercial 
College in 1889. [93A*; 100.*] 

BoEEiNGEB, Peter, optician, b. in Basel, Switzerland, April 22, 1814; 
d. in St. Paul, March 9, 1901. He came to the United SUtes in 1848; 
settled in New Orleans, La.; served in the Seventh Louisiana Regt. in 
the civil war; removed to St Paul in 1874. [68; 337 (14).] 

BoETTtCHEE, Henry, M. E, Clergyman, b, in Brunswick, Germany, Jan. 
1, 1834; came with his parents to the United States when eleven years 
of age; settled in Le Sueur, Minn., in 1855; entered the ministry in 
1861; resided in Rochester, Red Wing, Minneapolis, St. Paul, and other 
places, and was presiding elder at Le Sueur in 1882. [32.] 

BoGG.s, James A,, b. In Alpena, Mich., in 1861; came to Minnesota in 
1884, and settled in Duluth, where he engaged in real estate business; 
was a representative in the legislature in T893. [30.] 

BooSTAD, R., educator, b. in Norway, Oct, 5, 1861; came to the United 
States when eighteen years of age; was educated in Iowa and Minne- 
sota; engaged in teaching, 1SB5-90, and was ordained to the ministry 
in 1S90; was professor in Concordia College, Moorhead. 1891-1902, and 
later was its president. [36.*] 

BoHAN, Thomas, lawyer, b, in Tipperary, Ireland, in 1S46; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1868; came to Minnesota in 1870, settling in Maa- 
kato; was city attorney, 1876-7, and a representative in the legislature, 
1877-9. [30.] 

BoHA>N0'« Elgene William: educator, b, in Boonville, Ind., Oct. 13, 
1865; was graduated at the University of Indiana, 1890; engaged in 
teaching came to Minnesota In 1895; was professor in the State Nor- 
mal School at Mankato 1S98 1J01; has since been president of the 
State Normal School in Duluth [31A,] 

BoHANOv JoHV Campbell pioneer, b, in Washington county, Maine, 
Aug. 23. 1817 d in Minneapolis Sept 8, 189S. He came to Minnesota 
in 1850; and the next lear 'fettled on a claim on the site of Minne- 
1 farming lumbering, and later in real estate busi- 
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BojiLAsu, Adas!, druggist, b. in Germany, Dec. 17, 1S39; came to tlie 
United States in 1856, and settled in St. Paul the same year; was hos- 
pital steward in Brackett's Battalion in tie civil war. [68; 166A.*] 

BoHLASD, Peteb, farmer, b. in Germany, March 30, 1837; d. in St. 
Paul, May IS, 1910. He came to tbe United States in 1855, and the 
nest year settled in St. Paul; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1879. [30; 68.] 

BoMOM, HE:!Ky Cable, b. in Hume, N. Y., March 18, 1833; d. in 
Winona, Minn., Feb. H>, 1899. He settled in Winona in 1854; sewed 
!n the Seventli Misnesota Regt. in the civil war; engaged in lumber 
business, real estate, and was manager of the Winona Gas Light Co. 
[16T (Feb. 17, 1899).! 

BoLLEs, Lemuel, pioneer, b. in New York; d. in Stillwater, Minn., in 
1875. He resided In Stillwater, 1S44-5; then removed to Afton; owned 
a grindstone quarry. [41.] 

'Bolles, Sias, M. E. clergyman, b. in WlUiamstown, Vt, Sept. 5, 
1810; d. in Red Wing, Minn., Feb. 15, 1897. He entered the ministry 
in 1835; came to Minnesota in 1856; resided in Red Wing during the 
later years of his lite. [180 (March 3, 1897).'] 

Bolton, Adam L., b. in Scipio, Ind., Dec. 6, 1849; came to Mankato, 
Minn., in 1869; published the Montevideo Leader, 1880-3; then settled 
in St. Paul, where he engaged in the printing business, and since 1887 
haB been Grand Secretary of Miiin«aota, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. [32.] 

Bolton, N. H., b. near Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1839; settled in Min- 
neapolis In 1872, where he has since engaged in the manufacture of 
mill machinery. [25; 58.] 

Bond, John W., b. in Pennsylvania in 1825; d. at Pine Bluff, Ark., 
March 13, 1903. He settled in St. Paul in 1849; engaged in the drug 
business; was captain in the commissary department in the army, 
1861-5; was state Immigration agent; and later engaged in insurance 
business. [94; 237 (28).] 

BoKD, Scipio, dentist, b. in Dayton, Minn., April 28, 1S59; was grad- 
uated at the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery, 1889; has since 
practiced in Anoka. [25; 43.*] 

Bokde, T. E., b. in Norway in 1843; came with his parents to the 
United States when six years old; and to Minnesota in 1855; owned a 
farm in Nerstrand, Rice county; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1891. [169.] 

BoNDY, Knud W., farmer, b. in Norway, June 16, 1844; d. In Clithe- 
rall, Minn., Nov. 15, 1908. He cam© to Minnesota in 1866; resided at 
Battle Lake, Otter Tail county; was a representative in the state leg- 
islature in 1903-5, [SO"; 237 (51').] 



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BoNiist, Joseph, pioneer, b. near Montreal, Canada, Aug. 26, 1820; 
was employed by the American Fur Company after 1.S39; settled near 
Stillwater, Minn.; served in tie First Minnesota heavy artillery in the 
civil war. [40; 4L] 

BONKBB, D. L., b. in Ireland, Oct. IS, 1812; d. at Stewartvilie, Minn., 
May 17, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1857, and was one of the 
pioneer settlers at Stewartvilie. [237 (19).] 

Bonnet, Hesey Harbjsos, b. in Pennsylvania, Aug. 23, 1842; came 
to Minnesota in 1863; served in the First Minnesota cavalry in the 
civil war; owned a farm near Fairmont; was treasurer of Martin 
county, 1893-1901. [39.] 

BoNNiwELL, Mhs. A.\nie Coles, b. In Northampton, England, in 1829; 
d. in Hutchinson, Minn., Nov. 16, 1898. She came to the United States 
in 1849, and the next year married Walter Bonniweil; lived on the 
frontier, among the Indians, and in logging camps. She was noted 
for her kindness, hospitality, and fortitude. [166 (1900).] 

BossiwELL, William T., b. in New York city, Aug. 10, 1836; settled 
in Hutchinson, Minn., in 1866; was a state senator, 1871 and 1879, and 
a representative in the legislature in 1877. He engaged in milling and 
dealing in real estate. [29*; 30; 64.] 

BoswELi., Akthuk, b. In Brown county, Ohio, July 4, 1825; settled in 
Bill© Earth City, Minn., in 1857; was county auditor, 1S60-5, and reg- 
ister of deeds one term; afterward engaged in farming. [51; 237 (32),] 

BooBAB, JOHs J., b. at Sauk Center, Minn., in 1865; resides at St. 
Cloud, where he is in the fire insurance business; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1895. [30.] 

BooKWALTEB. JOSEPH, b. in Ross county, Ohio, in 1850; came with 
his parents to Vernon Center, Btue Earth county, Minn., In 1864; was 
graduated at Western College, Iowa, in 1877, and afterward studied 
law at Iowa University; was a representative in the legislature in 
1881. [32.] 

BooREN, AueusT, b. in Smaland, Sweden, in 1850; came to Minnesota 
in 1866; settled in Stillwater, where he engaged in the wholesale to- 
bacco business; was a representative in the legislature, 1891-3. [30; 
169.] 

BoosTBOM, CuABi£s RussELL, educator, b. in Oneida, 111., March 1, 
1864; came to this state in 1897, as one of the founders of the South- 
ern Minnesota Norma) College, in Austin; has been its president since 
1900, [24; 65A.*] 

Booth, Albebt Edwin, physician, b. in Paterson, N. J., Sept. 30, 1871 ; 
came to Minnesota in 1878 with hia parents, who settled in Lyon 
county; 'studied at Hamllne University; was graduated in the Homeo- 
pathic College of the University of Minnesota, 1899, and was a pro- 
fessor there, 1900-1909; has practiced in Minneapolis since 1900. 
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Booth, Walter Sherjiax, author and publisher, b, in Bridgewater, 
Cona., Sept. 28, 1827; d. in Minneapolis, June 22, 1901. He came to 
Minnesota in 1855, settling in Fillmore county; studied law and was 
admitted to the bar at Austin in 1861; edited the Rochestei- City Post, 
and afterward purchased an interest in that paper and the Repub- 
lican. In 1884 he removed to Minneapolis, and established a publish- 
ing house. [22*; 237 (14*).3 

BooTHKOYii, PRAXK, farmer, b. in Welch, Goodhue county, Minn., Oct. 
8, 1866, and resides there; a representative in the legislature, 1911. 
[30'; 56.] 

EoscHERT, Fehdi.naxp, farmer, b. in Prussia in 1839; came to Minne- 
sota in 1857; settled at Bird Island; served in the civil war; was a 
state senator, 1891-3. [30.] 

BoRBiwicn, Henky, b. in Vaagen., Norway, Jan. 19. 1844; came to the 
United States in 1864; settled at Granite Falls, Minn., in 1873, engag- 
ing la mercantile business; was auditor of Yellow Medicine county, 
1874-88; postmaster at Granite Palls, 1889-93; and U. 8. consul general 
at Christlania, Norway, after 1900. [17; 24; 32; 169.] 

BoausB-^, TiiEODOttB, b. at Port Washington, Wis., Feb. 11, 1850; re- 
sided in Alexandria, Minn., after 1S6S; was register of deeds three 
years, county auditor nine years, and county treasurer since 1S90. 
[169.] 

BoHQBs, Aktos, merchant, b. in Norway in 1S51; came to Minnesota 
In 1871; resides In Duluth; a representative in the state legislature, 
1909-11. [30.*] 

BOBLANo, BoTOLF J., merchant, b. in Norway, July 18, 1842; came to 
the United States In 1854, and to Minnesota in 1862; was merchant 
and postmaster at Norway, in Wanamingo, Goodhue county, 1867-91; 
removed to Kenyon in 1891, and organized a bank, of which he is presi- 
dent. [24; 54.] 

BoBNEMASN, Bbbniiaet, ploncer, b. in Saxony, Germany, in 1844; d. 
in St. Peter, Minn., April 26, 1903. He came to America in 1850, and 
to Traverse des Sioux in 1856. Later he established the St, Peter 
Woolen Mills. [237 (28).] 

BoRrp, Cii/SLES William Witlpf, banker, b. in Copenhagen, Den- 
mark, Dec. 20, 1806; d. in St. Paul, July 6, 1859, He was well educated 
in his native country; came to the United States In 1828, and in 1848 
to St. Paul. In 1854 he established the banking house ot Borup and 
Oakes, the first in the territory. [18; 41; 93'; 157; 169; 238 (July 
7, 1859),] 

BoBL-p, Gustav J., banlter, b. In La Pointe, Wia„ in 1841 ; d. in St, 
Paul, Oct. 15, 1897, He settled In St. Paul In 1849, and at first en- 
gaged in the freight business, later in banking, [94; 237 (9),] 

BoBUP, TiiBonOKE, b. In 1834; d, in St, Paul, Feb. 33, 1904. He came 
to St, Paul in 1851; engaged in commission business, and later was a 
sutler on the frontier; resided in St. Paul after 1890. [94; 237 (35*),] 



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BosER, D., farmer, b. ia Germany, Oct. 9, 1830'; came to the United 
States in 1S54, and to Minnesota in 1S66; settled in Dakota county; 
was a representative !n the legislature ia 1879. [30.] 

Boss, Anbbew, educator, b. in Wabasha county, Minn., June 3, 1867; 
was graduated in the Agricultural School of the Uniyersity of Minne- 
sota, 1891; has Ijeen a professor there since 1S94, residing ia St. Aa- 
thoay Park, St. Paul. [24; 85A; 127B; 166A.*] 

BosxwiOK, Labdnbb, pioneer, b. in Toronto, Canada, June, 1815; d, in 
MinaeapoliB, April 13, 1897. He came to St Anthony in 1850, and was 
justic« o£ the peace many years; was assessor of internal revenue, 
1863-6. 158; 88; 137; 174.*] 

BoswosTH, James E., b. in Maine in 1834; came to Minnesota in 
1854; resided in Houston county; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1901. [30.] 

BoswoBTH, William, pioneer farmer, h. in New York, Pei). 8, 1807; 
came to Minnesota in 1857, and th« next year was the first settler in 
St. Martin township, Stearns county. [31.] 

Bf^woRTH, William W., b. in Machias, Maine, Dec. 16, 1837; came 
to Minneapolis in 1867; was connected with the police department after 
1874; was appointed captain in 1886. [88.*] 

BoTHNE, GisLE (CHRISTIAN Johsson), educatoT, b. in Norway, Sept. 
7, 1S60; came to the United States ia 1876; was graduated at Luther 
College, Decorab, Iowa, 1878; head of the department of Scandinavian 
language and literature in the University of Minnesota since 1907; 
author of History of Luther College, 1897. [17; 127B.] 

BoTSPOB», Isaac, journalist, b. in New York in 1836; d. in Albert 
Ijea, Minn,, in 1892. He came to Minaesota ia 1857; established the 
Blue Earth City News in 1861; served in Brackett's Battalioa o£ 
cavalry, 1861-6; afterward pablisbed the Freeborn County Eagle and 
the Albert Lea Standard. [51,] 

BorriNiLaii, Piebhe, pioneer, b. ia the Red River Settlement, Maai- 
toba, Jan. 1, 1817; d. at Red Lake J"alls, Minn., July 27, 1895. His 
father was a French trader and his mother an Ojibway Indian. He 
came to Fort Sneliing in 1837, and was employed as a guide, intw- 
preter. etc. After the settlers wer-e ejected from the military reserva. 
tion, he lived at St. Paul six years, and then removed to St. Aathony 
Falls. [28, IV; 35; 37; 38; 41; 58; 59; 60; 237 (9* and 49*); 238 
(July 27, 1895*).] 

BoucHEK, Francis C, educator, b. in France, July 19, 1828; d. in 
St. Paul, July 13, 1908. He was a successful banker in his native land 
until his property was destroyed in the Franco-Prussian war, in which 
he served as a soldier, attaining the rank of coloael. He came to the 
United States, residing at first in Kansas, but in 1878 settled in St. 
Paul, where he taught the French language and after 1883 was vice 
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Boucher, Rene, Sieur de la Peiriere, b. at Three Rivers, Canada, 
in 1668; built Fort Beauharnois on Lalie Pepin near the sit-e o£ Fron- 
tenac, Minn,, in 1727; was a distinguished officer in the French colo- 
nial service. [107; 146.] 

BoucK, Charles W., b. in Rockforfl, HI., Feb. 29, 1S52; came to Brain- 
erd, Minn., 1880, and was a bridge builder for the Northern Pacific 
railroad; removed to Royalton, 1885, and engaged in hardware busi- 
ness and real estate; a representative in the iegialature, 1911. [30.*] 

BouCK, Ira W,, merchanf, b. in Independence, Iowa, Feb. 22, 1S55; 
was graduated at Iowa State Agricultural College, 187G; settled in 
Bellevue, Morrison county, Minn., in 1880; removed to Royalton; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1903-7. [24; 25; 30*; 31.] 

BouTELLE. Ci.ABEscE MiLER, educator, b. in Antrim, N. H., July 23, 
1851; came to Minnesota with his parents in 1858; was graduated at 
the State Normal School in Winona, 1872; was superintendent of 
schools in Marshall after 1895; author of several books and many 
magazine articles. [2S*; 237 (21).] 

BouTWBLL, G. P., merchant, b. at Wadham's Mills, N, Y., in 1843; 
served in the 38th N. Y. regiment in the civil war; came to Minnesota 
in 1880, and resides at Clearwater; was a representative in the legis- 
lature, 1897-9. [30.] 

Boi'TwELL, Mbs, Hestek Chooks, b. on Drummond Island. Lake 
Huron, May 30, 1817; d. in Stillwater, Minn., in 1853. She was the 
daughter of the Indian trader, Ramsay Crooks, and a half-breed Indian 
woman; received good education at Mackinaw mission; married Wil- 
liam T. Boutwell, a missionary to the Indians, and assisted him in 
teaching, [41.] 

BovTwELL, William Thl-bston, Congregational missionary, b. in 
Lyndeboroughi N. H., Feb. 4, 1803; d. in Stillwater, Minn.. Oct. 11, 1890. 
He was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1828, and at Andover Theo- 
logical Seminary, 1831; came to Minnesota in company with Rev. 
Sherman Hall to establish a mission among the Indians; resided at 
Pokegama, Point Douglas. Marine, and after 1847 on a farm near Still- 
water. [28. VII'; 40; 41; 42; 107; 110; 131*; 144; 179 (Oct. 17, 1890; 
238 (Oct. 12, 1390).] 

Bouvi^rrTE, Josbi'h E.. journalist, b. in St. Cloud, Minn., Aug. 17, 1861; 
has owned and published the Kittson County Enterprise, at Hallock, 
since 1894. [37.*] 

BovBY, Charles A., lumberman, b. in Bath, Maine, May 27, 1832; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1869, and established a large lumber business. 
[85A*; 167 (Feb. 23, 1900).*] 

BovEV, Charles Cranstos, b. In St. John, N. B., in October, 1864; 
was graduated at Yale College in 1890; settled in Minneapolis the next 
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BoivnisH, William Mehwix, M. K, clergyman, b. in W«st Hartwlck, 
N. y., F«b. 3, 1843; d. in Chatfleld. Minn., April 35, 1886, He came to 
Minnesota in 18S2: was iiceiised to preacli in 1S66; was stationed at 
Plalnview, Caledonia, Fillmore, Zumbrota, and other places. [150.] 

BowEn, Thomas Evaxs, journalist, b. in Biosaburg, Pa., Oct. 13, 1849; 
came to Minnesota In 1855; was graduated at the Manl^ato State Nor- 
mal School; engaged in teaching, 1870-8; publtshed the Sleepy Bye 
Herald, which he established in 1880; was a state senatoi", 1887-9. [30; 
33; 171.*] 

BowEKS, John C, b. in Blair county, Pa.; came to Minnesota in 1S50, 
and the next year settled at Itasca, Anoka county; was postmaster 
there twenty-flre years, [43.] 

Bowers, John H., lawyer, b, in Rockport, Ind., June 7, 1851; was 
admitted to the bar in 1S78, and the same year settled in Bedwood 
Falls, Minn.; was judge of probate. Redwood county, 1879-85. [24; 
92.*] 

Bowers. Li«vd Wiieatos, b. in Springfield, Mass., March 9, 1859; d. 
in Boston, Mass., Sept. 9, 1910. He was graduated at Yaie University. 
1879, and in law at Columbia University, 1882; practiced law at 
Winona, Minn., in patnership with Judge Thomt^ Wilson, 1884-93; was 
general counsel of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, 
residing in Chicago, 1893-1909; was appointed by President Taft as 
solicitor general of the Untted States, April, 1909. [3A; 17; 237 (59*) ; 
241.] 

BowiJ3y, CiiARLHS ByAKD, merchant, b. in Nova Scotia, Nov. 19, 1853; 
d, in St. Paul, Dec. 31, 1907. He settled in St. Paul in 1893, and was 
proprietor of the Boston Clothing House. [24; 95.*] 

BowLEK, James Madisom, b. in Lee, Maine, Jan. 10, 183S; came to 
Minnesota in 1S58; served nearly five years in the Third Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war. In 1871 he settled on a homestead at Bird 
Island; removed to Minneapolis in 1901, engaging in real estate and loan 
business; was a representative in the state legislature in 1878; and 
was state dairy and food commissioner, 1899-1901. [23*; 25; S6*; 30; 
32.] 

BowiiAx, C. v., clergyman, b. in Marback, Sweden, Jan. 13, 1868; 
came to the United States in 1879, and to Minneapolis In 1892; was 
graduated at North Park College, Chicago, in 1896; was pastor of the 
Swediai Mission Church, Minneapolis, 1900-1908, and since then has 
been secretary of the Swedish Christian Mission Association. He re- 
sides in Minneapolis. [169A.*] 

Bowman, Georoe D., journalist, b. in Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 11, 
1827; d. at Las Cruces, N. M., April 27, 1903. He came to Minnesota 
in the early 50's; was editor of the St. Anthony Express; removed 
from this state in 1861. [38, X; 337 (28).] 



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Bowman, Joawii Astiiunv, dentist, b. in Barnard, Vt., June 10, l&aT; 
d. at Bettel, Vt., May 7, 1905. He sewed in the army as a musician 
in the civil war; settled in Minneapolis at the close of the war, and 
resided there until a few months before his death. [84*; 237 (31). 1 

BowMAX, Rowi.A>-u Cljvude, fa. in Michigan in 1870; d. in Minneapolis, 
May 30, 1903. He was cartoonist on the Minneapolis Tribune after 
1S97; author of a book of poems, "Freckles and Tan," in 1900. [17; 
237 (28),] 

Bowman, Thkopiiii.ir, farmer and merchant, b. in Chester county, 
Pa., Jan. 11, 1836; came to Minnesota in 1S57; settled near Northfield; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1S79; removed to Fisber in 
1882, and to St. Paul in 1891. [24; 30.] 

BosEij., JoHS Wh.liam, b. in Muskingum county, Ohio, Feb, 6, 1824; 
d. In St. Paul, March 1, 1899. He came to Minnesota in 1854; en- 
gaged in farming and fruit raising in Washington county; removed 
to St. Paul in 1885. [40; 15fi; 174; 237 (9 and 51).] 

BoxRui), Joiis H., farmer, b, in Norway in 1845; settled in Goodhue 
county, Minn., in 1862; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war; was a representative in tlie legtslature. 1893-5. [30.] 

Boyd, Edwahd A,, physician, Id. in Portland, Maine, June 10, 1816; 
was graduated at the Homoeopathic State Institute, Maine, in 1843; 
settled in St. Paul in 1854. [68; 93*; 94,] 

BoY]), Harlow James, physician, b. in Chautauqua county, N. Y., July 
30, 1852; d. in Alexandria, Minn., Nov, 21, 1909. He came with his 
parents to Minnesota in 1868; was graduated at Columbus Medical 
College, Ohio, in 1879; settled in Alexandria in 1886. [24; 35; 237 
(56*).] 

Boyd, Walteh B., b. in Portland, Maine, in 1811; d, in St. Paul, June 
3, 1903. He settled in St, Paul in 1853; owned a farm in Little Can- 
ada, and was postmaster there. [237 (22* and 2S).] 

BoYESKN, Ai,f E., lawyer, b. in Christiania, Norway, April 21, 1857; 
came to the United States in 1869; was graduated at Urbana Univer- 
sity in 1878; was admitted to the bar in Minneapolis in 1880; prac- 
ticed the next seven years in Fargo, N. D., and since 1887 in St. Paul, 
[22*; 98*; 169'; 238 (Nov, 9, 1899).] 

Boyi.\cton, A^x)^zo T., pioneer farmer, b. in New York, Feb, 23, 1S33; 
came to Clearwater, Minn., in 1854, being one of the first settlers in 
the township. [31.] 

BoYLAN, Joiis F., b, in Illinois, Sept. IS, 1856; came to Minnesota the 
nest year; resided in Watertown, and was a dealer in farm machinery; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1893. [30.] 

BoYi.K, James P., lawyer, b. in Glencoe, Minn., Feb. 9, 1880; settled 
in Eveleth, and was city attorney; a state senator, 1911, [30*. | 



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BoYJiioN, Fred C, miller, b. in Nashua, N. H,, Jan. 11, 1S53; came 
witb his father to Goodhu-e county, Minn., when a child; was head 
miller m the Cataract mill in MlEneapoIia after 18S9. 1168 (May 8, 
1891).*I 

BoYUM, Ole E., b. in Norway. Feb. 10, 1846; came with his parents 
to the Uniteii States in 1856, and to Minnesota the next yiear; owned a 
farm in Arendahl, Fillmore county, Minn., after 1862; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1876. [52; 169.] 

Bbace, Chaht.ks H., M. E, clergyman, b. in Almira, 111, July 25, 1841; 
d. in Minneapolis, Nov. 8, 1892. He was educated at Union Seminary, 
niinoie; entered the ministry In 18S0; settled in Minneapolis, in 1884. 
[180 (Jan. 4, 1893).] 

Bback, John M., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Shield, Bng., Sept. 
9, 1808; d. in St. Paul, Aug. 4, 1893. He came to the United States in 
1S52, and to St, Paul In 1857; engaged in business several years; was 
ordained to the ministry in 1866; was pastor in Dundas, Sheldon, and 
Houston. [153.] 

Bbacken, Henbt Martyk, physician, b. In Noblestown, Pa., Peh. 27, 
1854; was graduated in medicine at Columbia University, 1877; set- 
tled at Minneapolis in 1885; was a professor in the medical depart- 
ment of the University of Minnesota, 1888-1909; secretary of the Min- 
nesota State Board of Health since 1897. (7A; 17; 24; 26»; 85A; 
93A; 127A-, B.] 

Beackett, Alfbeu B., b. in New Hampshire in 1826; settled in St. 
Paul in 1856; was captain of three cavalry companies raised in Min- 
nesota in 1862, that joined the Fifth Iowa cavalry; served in the civil 
war; was breveted colonel in 1864, and served against the Indians as 
head of Brackett's battalion, 1S64-6; was U. 8. deputy marshal after 
1871. [94; 115.] 

Beackett. Geobge Atjoustos, b, in Weston, Maine, Sept. 16, 1836; 
came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Minneapolis; engaged in flour 
milling and railroad building; was president of the Minneapolis Stock 
Yards and Packing Company, 1890-3; later went to the Klondike gold 
region. [19*; 20*; 84*; 85A*; 174*.| 

Brackett, Joseph J., pioneer, b. in Livingston, Maine, Feb. 8. 1814; 
came to Minnesota in 1852, and built in St Paul the first shingle mill 
in the state; settled on a claim in Lakeville, Dakota county, the next 
year. [48.] 

Brackett, Winslow M„ b. in Weston, Maine, July 14, 1843; served 
as a musician in the Sixth Maine Regt. in the civil war; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1865; organized the Millers' Fire Association, from 
which grew the city fire department, and was chief engineer until 1881; 
later engaged in mercantile business, and was head of the police de- 
partment several years. [41; 58; 84*.] 



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Braiies, James Clinton, b. in Plymouth, Ohio, in 1835; d. in San 
Antonio, Texas, Dec, 1877. He settled in Fillmore county, Minn., in 
1854; served in tlie Sisth and Tenth Minnesota regiments in the civil 
war; was receiver of the U. S. land office at Litchfield, Minn., 1869-74. 
(29; 167; 159; 237 (1).] 

Bbades, William Wallace, state auditor, b. in Iberia, Ohio, Dec. 3, 
1837; d. in Los Angeles, Cal,, March 11, 1897. He came to Minnesota 
in 1854, and settled as a farmer at Lenora, Fillmore county. He served 
in the Sixth Minnesota Regt., 1862-5, attaining the rank of captain; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1867-8; and auditor of Minnesota, 
1882-91. [18; 29; 30; 41; 52; 115; 121; 122; 237 {9*).] 

Bbadpohd, Isaiah Hesey, banher, b. in Washington, Wis., June 5, 
1857; was graduated at Upper Iowa University, 1876; came to Minne- 
sota in ISSO; settling in Hubbard, and engaged in banking and real 
estate business. [22*.] 

BaADFOKn, Jambs P., merchant, b. in Lebanon, 111., Sept. 10, 1834; set- 
tled at St Cloud, Minn., 1865, and died there Jan. 7, 1909. (337 (51*).] 

Bbaiush, James H., lawyer, b. in Cabot, Vt, July 30, 1846; served 
during the civil war in the Northern army; was graduated at Rlpon 
College, 1871; and at Columbia College Law School, 1873; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1875. [22*; 60,] 

Beadley, Alva W., lumberman, b. in Medina county, Ohio, April 4, 
1849; came to Minnesota in 1882, settling in Duluth, where he carried 
on a large lumber business and had banking and other financial inter- 
ests, [20.] 

Bradlet, Be\jamin, b, in 1828; d, in Rochester, Minn,, May 1, 1902. 
He was agent for the American Express Company forty years; resided 
in Maukato, Minn. [32; 237 (19).] 

Bbaoley, Charles F., M. E. clergyman, b. in Chicago, 111,, Aug. 1, 
1852; was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1873, and Garrett Biblical 
institute, 187S; came to Minnesota the same year; was professor of 
Greek in Haraliae University, 1881-3; was later a pastor; now resides 
in Boston, Mass. [68; 241.] 

Bradley, Edwiis-, b. in Utica, N, Y,, Sept, 14, 1829; d. in Mankato, 
Minn., Jan. 9, 19fr7. He settled in Manltato in 1857; engaged in mer- 
cantile business; was county auditor, 1877-9. [83*; 237 (43*).] 

Bradley, Geosqe, lawyer, b, in Charleston, Maine; was graduated at 
Waterville College, 1S53; studied law in Bangor, Maine; came to Belle 
Plaine, Minn,, in 1857; practiced law there until 1860, when he was 
appointed receiver of the U, S. land office at Forest City, Minn,; was 
Lieut, Co), of the Seventh Minnesota Regt.; later practiced law in 
Minneapolis, and died there in 1878. He was speaher of the House of 
Representatives In the first state legislature, 1858, [241.] 

Bbaoist, Hjenby Mabh.x, lumberman, b. in Lee, Mass., May 7, 1824; 
settled in Duluth in 1S9C>, and engaged in the lumber business; was 
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Bbadlet, Johb E., educator, b, in l,«e, Mass., Aug, S, 1839; was grad- 
uated at Willianis College, 1865; was superintendent of the Minne- 
apolis public schools, 1886-91; removed to Jaclisoii, 111, [SO*.] 

Bbadley, Joshua, Baptist clergyman, b, in 1773; d, in St, Paul, Dec. 
16, 1855. He was instrumental in founding two or three colleges, 
among them Denison Univeraitj, Granville, Ohio; was a pastor in St, 
Paul. [94; 288 (Jan. 23, 18B6).] 

Bradley, Ricjiabd, b. In Stockton, Eng., Aug. 34, 1819; d. in St. Paul, 
Aprii 20, 1882. He came to St. Paul in 1854, and was foreman of a 
printing establishment i:237 (1); 238 (April 21, 1S82).] 
. Bbadshaw, John, Congregational clergyman, b. in Osnaburg, Can- 
ada, Nov. 10, 1811; d. at Ann. Arbor, Mich., July 8, 1899. He was grad- 
uated at Middlebury College, 1839, and Union Theological Seminary, 
1850; came to Minnesota in 1880; was pastor 'in Glencoe and Mazeppa. 
[144.] 

Bbady, Johs Donald, b. in Port Huron, Mich, July 23, 1858; settled 
in Duluti in 1893. In 1899 he was appointed surveyor general of logs 
and lumber at Duiuth. [23,] 

■BBAny, Thomas J., bookkeeper, b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1867; came 
to Minnesota in 1879; was a representative from St, Pan! in the leg- 
^ialat^lre, 1907-09. [30*,] 

Bragdon, WriiiAM W,, b. in Cumberland county, Maine, April 29, 
1827; d, in St. Paul, Oct, 27, 1886. He carae to Minnesota in 18B7; 
served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt, in the civil war; settled in 
Mankato in 1868; was a building contractor, and later engaged in 
bridge building. [32; 238 (Oct. 28, 1886).] 

Brainebd, Hobace J,, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1825; d. in St. 
Paul, May 4, 1902. He settled in St, Paul In 1851; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature two terms. [30 (1873) ; 68; 237 (19*).] 

BiiAi.NB;KD, JoHK C., banker, b. in Sodus, N. Y,, Oct. 2, 1844; came to 
Minnesota in 1854; resides at Blooming Prairie; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1895. [30; 70A,] 

Bbaiy, Geokge W,, i). in Vermont in 1835; settled in Redwood Falls, 
Minn,, in 1871, and two years later established the Redwood County 
Bank; was register of deeds, 1873-*, and a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1880. [32.] 

BBAMHAtr., WiiiiAM Er.Y, lawyer, b. in Ithaca, N, Y., Aug. 26, 1856; 
was graduated at Cornell University, 1877, and Columbia Law School, 
1880; has since practiced in St, Paul. [2B; 93,] 

Branch, Geoboe W., pioneer, b. in St, George, N. B., Feb. 11, 1827; 
d. in Shasta county, Ca!„ Jan. 4, 1892, He came to Minnesota in 1849; 
was one of the founders of Anoka, 1852. [36.] 

Bhanch, William, b. in Ohio in 1825; d. in St. Paul, Jan. 1, 1873. 
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was interested iu a railway, being one of its directors and also taking 
contracts for grading its roadbed. He was a representative in tlie 
legislature in 1866. [237 (1); 238 (Jan. :, 1873).] 

Brand, Hbkby, carpenter, b, in Ogle couutr, IU., Dec. 11, 1841; set- 
tled in St. Paul in 1872; was in charge of the St Paul Harvester Works 
until 1SS2, then removed to Tacoma, Wash., but in. 1895 returned to 
St. Paul. [158*.] 

BfiAN-DEMifKG, Aloxzo, b. In Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 1, 1S49; came to 
Minnesota in 1870; settled in Fergus Falls the next year; dealt In 
agricultural machinery, and in 1882-9 was sheriff of Otter Tail county; 
cashier of the First State Bank since 1902. [25; 35; 157*.] 

BsANDT, C. C, farmer, b. in Germany In 1837; came to the United 
States in 1853; served in Ohio regiments in the civil war; came to 
Minnesota in 1865; settled at Sigel, Brown county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1873 and 1878. [30.] 

BRAPiin', Chrtstian', journalist, b, in Vestre Slidre, Norway, Jan. 28, 
1853; came to the United States in 1876; published the Nordvesien in 
St. Paul, 1881-7; owned and edited the Heimdal after 1891. [Ill; 169.] 
Bbandt, Or.AF Kr.i4s, educator, b. in Monterey, Wis., Feb. 19, 1862; 
was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1879, Northwestern 
University, Watertown, Wis., 1880, and the Theological Seminary In 
St. Louis, Mo., 1S83; was for several years pastor in Cleveland, Ohio, 
and at Lake View, Chicago. In 1897 he became professor of theology 
in Luther Seminary at Hamline, St, Paul, Minn. [148,] 

Bba.\ham, Jesse V., pioneer, b. in Jennings county, Ind,, July 8, 1834; 
came to Litchfield, Minn., in 1857; was wounded by the Indians at the 
time of the massacre In 1862; was auditor of Meeker county, 1864-71; 
was one of the townsite proprietors of Litchfield, and named it; en- 
gaged in mercantile and real estate business there, [65.] 

Bbannan, George W., b. in Dayton, Ohio, Nov. 11, 1828; d. in St, 
Paul, Feb. 11, 1903. He served in the Mexican war, and in the Sixth 
Minnesota Regt. In the civil war; settled in St. Paul; drove a stage 
between St, Paul and Brainerd; also worked as a carpenter, and as a 
clerk, [237 (28*).] 

Brahsois, Lewis C, judge, b, near Flushing, Ohio, March 16, 1825; 
was admitted to the bar in Indiana; settled in Mankato, Minn,, in 
1854; was judge of the Sixth judicial district, 1858-64; removed to San 
Francisco in 1866; now resides in Seattle, Wash, [83,*] 
Brass, Mrs, Magoie. See Ssana. [38, IX,*] 

Brawle, Daniel Fbanklin, b. near New Paris, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1818; 
d. in St. Vincent, Minn., July 7, 1885. He came to St. Paul in 1849; 
was a brickmaker by trade; was a representative in the territorial 
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Bbazie Henby W phjsician b la Trumbull county, Ohio; served 
in the Seventh Michigan Regt m tie civil war; was graduated at 
Cleveland Homoeopathic College Hospital in Ih settled m Minne- 
apolis in 18^1 was a professor in tte University of Minnesota 1886 93 
[84 127A1 

Bbevrley Sasiubl LiATCocK b in Rochdale England Jan "6 ISd" 
d m Mmneapol s Dec 8 1895 He can e w ith h & i arents to the 
United States when a child served in the Fourth Ohio Regt In the 
civil war attaining the rank of captain for nearlj twentv years wa'! 
foieman in lailroad ''hops m Minneapolis [121] 

Brelk James Lioie Epbcoial clergyman b in Ph ladelphia June 
2i IRIS d !n Benicla Cal March 30 IS-fc He was graduated at tbe 
University of Pennsylvania in 181^ and at the Geneial Theological 
Seminary New Tiork n 1K41 With two classmates he organized an 
association for mission work in the «eat and tbev began their labors 
by tf uncling a m sslon and seminary in Nashotih Wis In I'^SO Mr 
Breck tame to Minnesota and founded m Crow Wing and other places 
misaiont among th« OJibnay Indiana In 1S58 he eatabliahed academic 
schools for both sexes and a divinity school m Fatibault which has 
since been tbe educational center of this diocese In 186" he removed 
to Benicia, Ca) where he also founded several succeistul schools 
[1 4 2b X 15>A* 1S9*1 

Bbecke Olf E b in WmneshieX county, Iowa, March 25, 1861; was 
graduated at I uther College Decorah Iowa, 1881; has since resided 
in Mmneapoiia being since I'^JC tas^enger agent for several Atlantic 
steamship lines, [24; 169.] 

Bbeda, Glaus J., educator, b. at Horten, Norway, April 29, 1853; 
studied at Chriatiania University; came to tbe United States in 1873; 
was graduated from the Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., and. waa 
pastor in St. Pan!. From 1879 he was professor at Luther College, 
and from 1S83 to 1898 was professor of Scandinavian literature and 
languages at the University of Minnesota, In 1898 he resigned and 
returned to Norway. [127 (2*. 12*); 127 A', B; 148; 169«.l 

Bbbed, Davii> Riddle, Presbyterian clergyman, h. in Pittsburg, Pa., 
June 10, 1848; was graduated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y., 
1867, and Aubnrn Theological Seminary, 1870; settled In St. Paul, and 
was paator of the House of Hope church, 1870-85; afterward waa pas- 
tor in Chicago, 1885-94, and in Pittsburg, where he ia now proEesaor 
in a theological seminary. [17; 68; 238 (Nov. 19, 1897*).] 

Breed, Samuel S., b. In Norwich, N. Y., March 21, 1830; settled in 
St. Paul in 1863; was auditor of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Mani- 
toba railway, 1880-90; removed to Rochester, N. Y. [68.] 

Brees, Mathia.s. building contractor, b. in County Clare, Ireland, in 
1833; came to the United States in 1851; settled in St. Paul in 1868; 
constructed many buildings there, among them being the county court- 
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Bbeglky, J. A,, merchant, b. in Norway ia 1849; came to Minnesota 
In 1873; resided in Franklin, Renville county; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

Brekken, Eves, pioneer, b. in Norway in 1829; d .in Wangs, Good- 
hue county, Minn., Feb. 17, 189B. He came to the United States, and 
on© year later settled in Goodhue county; was an able friend and sup- 
porter of St. Olaf college. [133 (Feb., 1895),] 

Bremek, Otto, b. in. Brunswick, Germany, Oct. 22, 1867; engaged in 
backing; came to the United States in 1886, settling in St. Paul; was 
bookkeeper in the National German- American bank; was city treas- 
urer, 1901-10. [93A; 237 (36*).] 

Brbnsan, Patrick J., railroad contractor, b. in Ireland, March 17, 
1835; d. in Owatonna, Minn., April 11, 190G. He came to the United 
States in 1850, and engaged in railroad construction in Ohio and other 
states; settled in Owatonna in 1866, [70A; 72; 237 (39),1 

Breknax, Thomas, b. in Burncburch, Ireland, Nov., 1838 ; d. at Hot 
Springs, Ark., Feb., 1889. He came to the United States when a child; 
settled in St. Paul in 1866; engaged in railroad business, and after 
1881 in lumbering. [3*; 93*; 167 (March 8. 1889).] 

Brennan, "William, R, C, priest, b, in Ireland in 1845; d, in Chat- 
field, Minn., June 5, 1902. He came with his father to the United 
States in 1849; resided in Chatfield after 1857; was educated at St. 
John's college; was ordained priest in 1872; was pastor at Birch Coo- 
ley, Brownville, Anoka, and other places. [237 (19),] 

Bresett, John B., b, in Plattsburg, N. Y., March 13, 1838; d, in Min- 
neapolis, March 37. 1892, He settled in St, Paul in 1856; became a 
member of the police force the nest year; served in the Eighth Min- 
nesota Regt, 1862-5; was a special detective for the city after 1872, 
and was senior captain of the St, Paul police department several years, 
[96,*] 

Brett, George Everett, b. in Strong, Maine, Nov. 23, 1846; came to 
Minnesota in 1862; was a dry goods merchant in Winona, 1863-5; in 
Faribault, 1865-8; and in Manakto since 1868, [24; 25; S3.*] 

Bheiier, Chables M., b. in Prussia in 1842; came with his parents 
to the United States in 1851; settled in Fergus Falls, Minn., in 1880, 
where he was proprietor of the Fergus City Iron Works. [35.] 

Bretjeh, Fkank, b. in Germany in 1839; came to the United States 
in 1850, and to St. Paul in 1857 ; was president of the Hook and Lad- 
der Association. He died in 1884. [94.] 

Bbevio, O. li., farmer, b. in Norway in 1866; came to Minnesota when, 
two years old; resides in Renville county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1895, [30,1 

Brewster, Henry Webb, educator, b. in New Lisbon, Wis., June 19, 
1853; was graduated at the University of Minnesota in 1887. The fol- 



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lowing year he became connected with the State School of Agricul- 
ture, of which he was principal, 1894-1901); removed to Chicago. [23*; 
127 A.*] 

BfiiDOMAN, Cha-rjjh, lumberman, b. in Amherst, Mass., Dec. 23, 1829; 
came to St. Cloud, Minn., in 1856, where he was one of the earliest 
lumber manufacturers and dealers. [31.] 

BamoMAS, Elliott, b. In Hampshire county, Mass., May 7, 1830; d. 
in Seattle, Wash., April 22, 1906. He served in the Northern army, 
1S61-5, becoming colonel; settled in Sauk Center, Minn., in 1S67; en- 
gaged in farming aud milling until 1880, when he became one of tlie 
proprietors of the Novelty Wood Works. [31; 237 (39).] 

Bbidoman, Geoege Hesby, clergyman and educator, b. in Ontario, 
Canada, Aug. 2, 1841; was graduated at Victoria University, Canada, 
1864; became a pastor in the Methodist Episcopal church; was presi- 
dent of Genesee Wesleyaji Seminary, Lima, N. Y., 1873-83; and has 
since been president of Hamline University, St. Paul. [17; 34; 25; 
1S6A.*] 

BHiQfls, Asa Gilbert, lawyer, b. in Arcadia, Wis., Dec. 20, 1862; was 
graduated ^t the University of Wisconsin, 1885, and from its law de- 
partment two years later; has since practiced in St. Paul. [17; 22*; 
23*; 24; 35; 26*; 137.*] 

Bbkos, Ephkaim a., b. in Coeyinans, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1837; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1859; served in the Tenth New York and other 
regiments in the civil war; settled in Kingston, Meeker county, Minn., 
in 1866; engaged in mercantile business, and alter 1875 dealt in real 
«Btate. [65.] 

Bbioos, Hekrt E., banker, b. in England In 1S56; came to the United 
States in 1880, and to Luverne, Minn., two years later; ia 1884 helped 
to organize the First National Bank of Pipestone, and was its cashier, 
[34.1 

Bbiqos, Henhs R., farmer and miller, b. in Des Plaines, III, in 1848; 
settled in Houston, Minn., In 1864; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1897. [30.] 

BRKiGB, HiBAM WiLiARD, sducator, b. in Livermore, Maine, May 8, 
1828; d. in Minneapolis, Sept. 18, 1892. He was superintendent of 
schools in Livermore twenty-six years; settled in Minneapolis in 1883, 
and was superintendent of the Washburn Memorial Orphan Home, 
1888-92. 160.*] 

Barooa, John G., fanner, b. in Connecticut tn 1821; came to Minne- 
sota in 1S56; resided at Wasioja; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1893. [3.O.] 

BBiofis, John Q„ farmer, b. in Roscoe, 111., in 1849; settled in Minne- 
sota in 1874; was a state senator, 1907; resides in Houston. [30*; 
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Bbiogs, RixALiw R., lawyer, b. in Lake Milia, Wis., April 20, 1851; 
came witb hie father to Minnesota when fourteen years old; was 
admitted to the bar in 1873; practiced in Winona, 1873-8, in Moor- 
head, 1878-90, and since in Duluth. [25; 35.] 

Bhiqgs, Thomas R., lawyer, b. in Kent county, R. I., Dec, 30, 1826; 
d, at Howard Lake, Minn., Jan. 18, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 
1855; served in Hatch's Battalion, 1863-6; settled at Howard Lake in 
1872, ana the next year was admitted to the bar. [31; 237 (35).] 

Brill, Hascal Rdssei,!., judge, b. in tie Province of Quebec, Canada, 
Aug. !0, 1846; came to Minnesota in 1859; studied at Hamline Uni- 
versity, Red Wing, and at the University oi Michigan; settled in St. 
Paul, and was admitted to the bar in 1869. In 1875 be was appointed 
judge of the court of common pleas, and since 1876 has been judge 
in the Second Judicial district, [17; 22*; 23*; 24; 25; 30; 41; 93; 
95»; 130*; 137; 238 (Nov. 9, 1S99).] 

BS1I.L. William Hascal, journalist, b. in Litchfield, Minn., April 16, 
1871; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, J890; engaged 
in newspaper work in St. Paul, 189S-1902; baa since traveled exten- 
tively in Alaska, Europe, and Asia, as correspondent for newspapers 
and magazines; resides in St. Paul. [IT.] 

Bhimhall, William B., b. in Hardwick, Mass.. Feb, 4, 1825; d. In 
San Diego, Cai., June 29, 1897. He settled in St. Paul in 1851; engaged 
in raising fruits and vegetables, and later owned a large nursery; re- 
moved to California in 1886, [166 (1897*); 237 (9*).] 

Bhink, Charles R., brickmaker, b. in OxforiJ, N, J., April 12, 1831; 
settled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1855; served In the Sixth Minnesota 
Regt, in the civil war; was a representative in the legislature in 1876 
and 1S79. [3(>; 54.] 

BarsBANE, William, farmer, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, Dec. 11, 1811; 
came to the United States In 1839; settled in Wilton, Waseca county, 
Minn., in 1859; was a representative in the legislature in 1867 and 
1871. [75.*] 

Bbisbin, Joii."; Ball, lawyer, b. In Schuylerville, N. Y., Jan. 10, 1827; 
d. In St, Paul, March 22, 1898. He was graduated at Yale in 1846; was 
admitted to the bar in 1849; and came to Minnesota in 1853, settling 
in St. Pau!; was president of the territorial council, 1856-7; a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1858 and 1863; mayor of St. Paul in 
1857. [20*; 28, VIII; 68; S3; 94; 98*; 114; 237 (9*); 23S (March 23, 
1898).*] 

BmsBiSE, Albbbt G., physician, b. in New Lisbon, Ohio, in 1823; d. 
In St. Paul, June 3, :S87. He was graduated at Jefferson Medical Col- 
lege; settled in St. Paul in 1852. [93; 94; 237 (1).] 

BaiSTOL, Wabbe.n, lawyer, b. in Lockport, N. Y.; settled on a claim 
on the site of a part of Minneapolis; later removed to Goodhue coun- 
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Bbitt, Geobge W,, pioneer, b. in Litchfield, Maine 
Lake Eunice, Becker county, Minn,, April 4, 1893. 
first settlers there, 1870. [44.] 

Brobebg, Peter, merchant, b. in Sweden, Dec. 17, 1854; came with his 
parents to the United. States in 1861, and tiiey were murdered in the 
Indian outbreak in Minnesota the next year. He lias engaged in mer- 
cantile business in New London since 1S77, and is also president of a 
bank. [24; 169.] 

Beohough, Cubistopheb O., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Eldsvold, Nor- 
way; d. in Horace, N, D., July 9, 190S. He Cam« to the United States 
in 1869; was ordained to the ministry; was pastor in Red Wing, Min- 
neapolis, Chicago, and St. Paul. [169; 237 (51).] 

Bbohottoh, Rd.stav O,, educator, b. In Eidsvold, Norway; came to 
Ked Wing, Minn., when a child; was graduated at the University of 
Minnesota, 1889; is a professor in Red Wing Seminary, and after 1893 
was superintendent of the public schools in that city. [169.] 

Broker, Albert Gustai'e, lawyer, b. in Prussia, Aug. 26, 1854; d. in 
Wadena, Minn., Aug. 8, 19i)7. He came with his parents to the United 
States when three years old; was admitted to the bar in 1882, and set- 
tled in Wadena tlie sam« year; was county attorney, 1884-90. [35; 
237 (48*).] 

Bbomley, Chables a., b. in Plattsburg, N. T., Oct. 31, 1839; d. in 
Stillwater, Minn., Dec. 10, 1888. He settled there in 1853; was cap- 
tain in tlie First and Sixth Minnesota regiments in the civil war; 
owned a livery stable. [238 (Dec. 11, 1888).] 

BBOMI.EY. Edward AroueroH, b. in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 24, 1848; 
came to Minnesota with his parents in 1867, and resided in St. Paul 
and later in Minneapolis. In 1876 he entered the employ of the Pioneer 
Press Company, taking charge of the Minneapolis Advertising depart- 
ment; was afterward connected with the Minneapolis Journal and the 
Minneapolis Times, and prepared many fine photographs and articles 
on local history for publication in these newspapers. [341.] 

Bbomley, Melvik Heber, pioneer, b. in Chateaugay, N. Y.. Jan. 8, 
1838; d. in Stillwater. Minn., May 5, 1903. He settled there in 1856; 
served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; engaged in liv- 
ery business in Stillwater forty years, [237 (28).] 

Bronson, David, b. in Anson, Maine, March 19, 1834; settled in Still- 
water, Minn,, 1855; engaged in mercantile business, lumbering, man- 
ufacturing, and banking. [24; 25; 41.] 

BaoKsos, Dexter E., b. in Chautauqua county, N. Y., In 1838; served 
in the Sixth Iowa cavalry in the civil war, attaining the rank of cap- 
tain; came to Minnesota, and in 1881 settled in Breckenridge; en- 
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Bbon-so>-, Edward H., M. E. clergyman, b. in Chemung county, N. Y., 
Jan. 27, 1835; served in. the 32d Wisconsin Regt. in th« civil war; en- 
tered the ministry in 1867; settled in Luverne, Minn,, in 1872. He 
was the first English-speaking clergyman in Rock county; but after- 
ward, on account of failing health, gave up preaching, and opened a 
hardware store. [34.] 

Beoobe, WiiLiAM Ellsworth, educator, b. in Minier, 111., Oct. 7, 
1870; was graduated at the University ot Nebraska, 1892; engaged in 
teaching; instructor at the University of Minnesota, 1901-05; later the 
professor of matliematics there, residing in Minneapolis. [7A; 17; 
137B.1 

Beooks, Asa D„ pioneer merchant, b. in New Brunswick, Jan. 8, 
1836; came to Minnesota in 1883; opened the first general store at 
Deer River in 1892. [38.*] 

Bbooks, Cyrtis, M. E. clergyman, b. in Westford, Vt., Feb. 6, 1811; d. 
in St. Paul, April 21, 1903. He entered the Ohio conference in 1833, 
and preached in that state twenty-tliree years; removed to St. Paul 
in 1857, and spent the remainder of his lite in this state. [68; 94; 
237 (19*).] 

Brooks, David, M. B. clergyman, b. in England In 1803; d. in Min- 
neapolis, Oct. 30, 1891. He commenced preaching in 1832; came to 
the United States in 1842, and to Minnesota In 1853; was instrumental 
in founding Hamline University; was chaplain of the legislature in 
1879. He was agent for the American Bible Society many years, and 
also pastor and presiding elder. [30; 41; 58; 150; 180 (Oct. 28, 1891).] 
Brooks, Dwicht Fhedehick, physician, b. in Redfield, N. Y., June 10, 
1849; came with bis parents to Minnesota when seven years old; was 
graduated at Long Island College Hospital, 1S76; resided in Minne- 
iska during his early life, hut in 1886 removed to St. Paul. [74; 93A; 
167 (Aug. 3, 1900).*] 

Bbooks, Frajjk C, Judge, b. in Taunton. Mass., Jan, 12, 18B3; was 
admitted to the bar in 1878; settled in Minneapolis, 1884; practiced 
law until 1899; was a judge in the Fourth judicial district, 1899-1909. 
[24; 25; 30.] 

Bbooks, Jabbz, educator, h, in Stockport, England, Sept. 18, 1823; d. 
in San Jose. Cal„ Jan. 26, 1910. He came with his parents to the United 
States in 1840; was graduated at Wesleyan University, Middletown, 
Conn., 1850; came to Minnesota in 1854 as principal of the preparatory 
department of Hamline University; was president of this university, 
1861-9; and was professor of Greek in the University of Minnesota, 
1869-1909, [17; 24; 41; 58; 84; 127 {2 and 8*); 127A*, B; 130; 237 
(53*, 59).] 

Brooks, Lester Ranney, b. in Oswego county, N. Y., May 19, 1847; 
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sota when nine years old; engaged in milling in Winona and later in 
grain elevator business in Minneapolis. [85A*; 167 (Nov .14, 19i>2*); 
168 (Sept. 34, 1897,* and Nov. 12, 1902*); 237 (28*).] 

Brooks, Mobgas, b, in Boston, Mass., March 12, 1861; was graduated 
at Brown University in 1S81; was secretary and treasurer of the St. 
Paul gas light company, 1887-90, and later was organizer and presi- 
dent of the Electrical Engineering Co., of Minneapolia ; after 1898 was 
professor of electrical engineering in the "University of Nebraska. 
[17.] 

Bbooks, Robert, miller, b. in North Lopham, Eng., April 11, 1828; d. 
in Jackson, Minn., Dec. 30, 1889. He came to the United States in 
1860; settled iu Minneapolis in 1872; owned an interest in a mill in 
Jackson, and resided there after 1878. [168 (Jan. 10, 1890),] 

Brooks, Thomas, b. in Berwick, Pa., May 1, 1824; d. in Rochester, 
Minn., March IS, 1902. He settled in Rochester in 1856; was register 
of deeds, 1869-73; and after 1881 was clerk In the treasury department 
in Washington, D. C, several years. f66; 337 (19).] 

Brooks, Walter Fkeeman, civil engineer, b. in Rutland, Mass., April 
17, 1861; came to Minnesota when a child; was graduated at the Poly- 
technic Institute, Worcester, Mass., 1886; engaged in railroad con- 
struction in Minnesota, and in railroad, mining, and irrigation engin- 
eering in the Pacific coast states and Mexico; resides in Mankato. 
[24; 25; 45.*] 

Brooks, Willja.m F., b. at Battle Creek, Mich., March 1, 1863; came 
to Minneapolis with his parents when ten years old; was graduated at 
the Polytechnic institute, Worcester, Mass., 1884; engaged in lumber 
business in Minneapolis, 1886; treasurer of the Backus-Brooks Co. 
since 1900. [24; 167 (May 26, 1893*, and Feb. 15, 1901*).] 

Bkoome, John M., b. in Bavaria, Sept 26, 1826; came to the United 
States in 1852; resided in St. Paul, St. Cloud, and New Ulm, and in 
1874 established in Mankato a German newspaper. [32; 83.*] 

Brotiieeto.\, Daviu H., soldier, b. in Pennsylvania in 1831; d. in 
Waynes bo rough, Pa., Sept. 17, 1S89. He was graduated at the U. S. 
Military Academy in 1854; was commandant at Fort Snelling during 
parts of 1882-3; became lieutenant colonel in 1883, and retired from 
the array the next year. [11; 12; 13.] 

Brott, George P., b. in Tolland, Conn., July 25, 1825; d. in Washing- 
ton, D. C, in 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1850; was elected sheriffi 
of Ramsey county the next year; founded Sauk Rapids, St. Cloud, and 
Breckenridge. [237 (19); 61.] 

Bbowkr, Jacoh Vradenbkrc, archaeologist and author, b. in York, 
Mich., Jan. 21, 1844; d. in St. Cloud, Minn., June 1, 1905. He came to. 
Long Prairie, Minn., In 1860; served in the First Minnesota cavalry, 
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to the bar in 1873; was a representative in the legislature, 1873; was 
register of the U. S. land office at St. Cloud. 1874-9; explored and 
mapped many ancient mounds; author of "The Mississippi River and 
its Source." 1S93, "Quivira," 1898. "Mille Lac." 1900, and numerous 
other works. [7A; 17; 28, XII; 29*; 30,] 

Bbowek, RU'J.ey Bernard, lawyev. b. in Todd county, Minn., May 22. 
1869; was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1891; set- 
tled in St. Cloud; was a state senator, 1899-1905. [24; 25; 30; 237 
(10).] 

Brower, W.^r.TER C, journalist, b. in York, Mich., Feb. 29, 1852; came 
with his parents to Minnesota in i860; having lost his sense of hear- 
ing, he was educated at the State Institution for the Deaf at Fari- 
bault; settled in Saul; Center, where in 1880 he commenced the pub- 
lication of the Stearns County Tribune. [31.] 

"Bhown, a. a., b. in Norway. March 27, 1841; came to the United 
States in 1850; served in the 15th Wisconsin Regt in the civil war. 
attaining the rank of captain; came to Minnesota in 1866; settled is. 
Alexandria in 1870; was receiver of the U. S. land office in New Ulm, 
1873-7; then returned to Alexandria; was a state senator, 1879. [30.] 

Brows, Alon-zo L., b. in Auburn, N. Y., Nov. 8. 1S38; d. in Brownton, 
Minn., Oct. 11. 1904. He settled in Peiin, McLeod county, Minn., in 
1857; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, and be- 
came captain of a colored regiment; owned a farm on the site of 
Browaton, which be surveyed and platted in 1878; author of "History 
of the Fourth Regiment, Minn.." 1892, 594 pages, [64; 237 (35).] 

Brown, Baluwtn, b. in Rochester, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1838; came with 
his parents to Minnesota in 1849; engaged in real estate business in 
Minneapolis, and later owned a livery; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1878. [30.] 

Brown, Calvin LiirnEs, jurist, h. in Gosheu, N. H,, April 26, 1854; 
came to Minnesota with his parents in 1855, and lived in Shabopee and 
Willmar; after being admitted to the bar, lie settled at Morris in 
1878; was judge of the Sixteenth iudlcial district, 1887-99; an associate 
justice of the Supreme Court oE Minnesota since 1899. [17; 22*; 24; 
25; 26*; 30*; 35; 57*; 73; 137; 157*.] 

Brown, Charles, pioneer, b. in Ontario county, N. Y., in 1826; came 
to Minnesota in 1848, and with his brother Job owned and platted 
the town of Brownsville; was editor of a newspaper several years; 
died at the hospital for the Insane, St. Peter. 1873. [61.] 

Bhowk, Ciiables T., h. in Wilton, Maine. Nov. 21, 1837; d. in St. 
Peter, Minn.. Nov. 30. 1879. He settled in St. Peter in 1860; engaged 
in real estate business; was a state senator, 1865 and 1867-8. and a 
representative in 1866. [32.] 



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Brown, Chaelbs William, glass manufacturer, b. in Newbury port. 
Mass,, June 14. 18S8; followed a seafaring lite until 1885, when he set- 
tled in Minneapolis, and established the first stained glass manufac- 
turing establishment in the Northwest. [32*; 85A.*] 

Brown, Claude Sttjbtevakt, b. in Rockford, 111., Feb. 19, 1872; came 
to St. Paul, Minn., in 1893, as clerk in the state land department; has 
l>een deputy state auditor since 1906. [24; 30-1 

Bbown, EmvARn, Congregational clergyman, b. in Colebrook, Conn., 
Nov. 1, 1814; d. in West Superior, Wfs., March 23, 1895. He was or- 
dained to the ministry in 1853; was pastor in Minnesota, 1864-74, 
residing In Zumbrota and Medford; then removed to Ohio. [144.] 

Brown, Edwabo A., b. in Winneconne, Wis., Oct. 15, 1856; settled 
at Luverne, Minn., in 1872; engaged in grain buying and banking, and 
owns a farm of 1,000 acres. [24; 71; TIA.] 

Bkown, Edwabd Josiah, physician, b. in Burke, Vt., Jan. 14, 1851; 
was graduated at Dartmouth College, 187*, and from Its medical de- 
partment, 1878; settled in Minneapolis in 1882; is a specialist in dis- 
eases of the eye and ear. [24; 85A.] 

BiiowN, Edwaed M., b. in Vermont in 1821; d. in St. Paul, July 31^ 
1903. He was graduated at Norwich college, 1844; engaged in news- 
paper publication in New Hampshire and Vermont; served in the 
Northern army in the civil war; removed to Yankton, S. D., in 1873, 



r of the U. S. land office 
1 1890. [237 (16* and 28*).] 

1 Orono, Maine, Feb. 9, 1830; 
1 St. Anthony and Stillwater; 



and to Bismarck, N. D., in 1877, being r 
at the latter place; settled in St. Paul ii 

Brown, Edward Scott, millwright, b. : 
came to Minnesota in 1855; resided ii 
was a state senator, 1876-7. [30; 40; 4 

Beown, Emily, Congregational missionary, h, in Granger, Minn.; 
was graduated at Carleton College in 1S82: went to Japan as a mis- 
sionary, and had charge of the gtrls' school at Kobe; returned to the 
United States on account of failing health, and resided in Dakota. 
[179 <July 11, 1890).] 

Brown, Frederiok P., secretary of state, b. in Kobbervig, Norway, 
Aug. 12, 1838; came to the United States in 1854, and settled in Roch- 
ester, Minn., in 1862; four years later removed to Blue Earth City; 
was register of deeds for Faribault county eighteen years, 1872-90'; 
and secretary of the state of Minnesota, 1891-5. [24; 30; 34; 51*; 
98*; 169.] 

Bbown, Phedebick Vaness, judge, b. in Washtenaw county, Mich., 
March 8, 1862; came to Shakopee, Minn., in 1869; was educated at 
Hamline University; was admitted to the bar, 1885; removed to Min- 
neapolis, 1889; judge in the Fourth Judicial district, 1905-9. [22*; 
24; 25; 30; 85A; 137.*] 

Baown, Gaefiei.d W., lawyer, b. in Pipestone county, Minn., was grad- 
uated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1906; has since prac- 
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Brown, Haevey W., b. in Utica, N. Y., in 1838; d. in Minneapolis, 
Dec. 31, 1901. He settled in Minneapolis in 187i, and two years later 
purchased the property and business of the Minneapolis Gaa Light 
Company. [237 (19)-] 

Brows, Henry Fbaxcis, lumberman, b. at East Baidwin, Maine, Oct. 
10, 1841; came to Minneaota in 1S59, settling in Minneapolis, and en- 
gaged in lumbering business. To this in later years he added flour 
milling and other extensive financial enterprises. He has owned since 
1873 a fine stock farm near Minneapolis known as Browndale. [20*; 
22'; 24; 25; 85A*; ie6A.*] 

Bbow?!, HmAM D., printer, b. in Lorraine, N. Y., Nov. 10, 1848; d. 
in St. Paul, April 16, 1905. He came to Minnesota, and in 1870 estab- 
lished the 'Lake City Sentinel; removed to St. Paul in 1881, where be 
owned a printing establishment. [68; 237 (31*).] . 

Bbown, Horatio D., banker, b. In Pabiua. N. Y., April 15, 1835; d. in 
Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 3, 1901. He was graduated at Union College, 
Schenectady, N. Y., in 1855; came to Minnesota in 1S56, and settled in 
Albert Lea tlie nest year; served in tlie Fiftli Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war, and became adjutant in the Eleventh regiment. In 1865 he 
returned to Albert Lea, In 1872 he was a state senator. The Albert 
Lea National Bank was incorporated in 1892, and Mr. Brown became 
its president [23*; 29; 52; 53A*; 121; 237 (14*).] 

Brown, Hosmee A., farmer, b, in Nortli Stonington, Conn., Sept. 30, 
1830; came to Minnesota in 1855, and founded the town of Brownsdale, 
Mower county; was a representative in the legislature in 1870 and 
1877. [30; 65A.'] 

Brown, Hcoh D., merchant, b. in Pennsylvania in 1855; came to 
Minnesota when two years old; was one of the found-ers of the village 
o[ Green Isle, Sibley county, where he afterward resided; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1889. [30.] 

BaowN, James, lawyer, b. in Butler county, Ohio, March 14, 1821; 
d. in Maakato, Minn., Aug. 3, 1889. He was graduated at Miami Uni- 
versity, Ohio, in 1845; was admitted to tbe bar the next yoar; settled 
in Mankato in 1865; was a representative in the legislature in 1881. 
[32; 46; 83.*] 

BuowN, James E., journalist, b. in 1832 in Canada, settled in Fond 
du Lac county, Wis., in 1849; came to Blue Earth county, Minn., in 
1864; engaged in mercantile pursuits and banking, and in 1900 became 
editor of the Amboj Herald. [46.] 

Brown, James Wahben, b. in Milibridge, Maine, April 27, 1847; came 
to Minnesota to be assistant superintendent of the State Reform 
School, in St. Paul, and filled that position several years. In 1886 he 
became superintendent. The location and name o£ the institution have 
been changed. It is now known as the Minnesota State Training 
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Bri)wn, Job, pioneer, b. in Tates county, N, Y., Feb. 7, 1823; served 
in tlie Mexican war; came to Minnesota about 1848; founded and 
platted the town of Brownsville, Houston county, and in 1856 platted 
RIc«ford; was a minister in the Second Advent church after 1868; 
later removed to La Crosse. [61,] 

Bbows, John Harrison, judge, b. in Mount Holly, Vt., May 1, 1824; 
d. in WOImar, Minn., Jan. 20, 1890. He came to Minnesota in 1855, 
settling at Shakopee, and was admitted to the bar the nest year; 
removed to Willmar In 1871, established the Willmar Republican, and 
conducted it three years; was judge o£ the Twelfth judicial district, 
1875-90. ri8; 63; 157*; 159; 160; 238 (Oct. 6, 1882).] 

Brows, John K., banker, b, in Canada In 1S27; d. April 16, 190S. 
He engaged in railroad business; settled in Jackson, Minn., and in 
1879 founded the first bank there, of which he was president until his 
death. [62,] 

Bbown, Johh W., pioneer, a brother of the well known early settler, 
Joseph R. Brown, was born in Lancaster, Pa., April 16, 1815; d. near 
South St. Paul, Oct. 22, 1899. He came to Miriliesota in 1844. [238 
(Oct. 24. 1899).] 

BaowN, JosETH Renshaw, pioneer, b. in Harford county, Md., Jan, 
5, 1805; d. in New York city, Nov. 9, 1870. When only fourteen years 
old he came to Minnesota with the troops that built Fort Snelling. 
He afterward became a trader with the Sioux Indiana, gained great 
influence with them, and opposed the outbreak in 1862, He owned and 
published the Minnesota Pioneer and later the Henderson Democrat. 
He was secretary of the territorial council, 1849-51, a member of the 
council in 1854-5, and of the house in 1857, [18; 28, III and IV*; 29; 
40; 41; 43; 56; 94; 113; 114*; IGfiA*; 237 (1).] 

Brown, Lewis Dukham, druggist, b. in Brownstown, Pa,, April 12, 
1866; was educated at Susquehanna Collegiate Institute; came to Min- 
nesota, 1887; settled in Little Falls, 1892; a representative in the leg- 
islature, 1909-11. [24; 30.*] 

Brown, Lutker Montravih.e, judge, b. in Rutland county, Vt., Feb, 
18, 1823; d. in Shakopee, Minn., June 12, 1886. He came to Minnesota 
and was admitted to the bar in St, Paul, 1853; and later in the same 
year settled in Shakopee. He was the first county attorney of Scott 
county; was a representative in the last territorial legislature, and in 
the state legislature of 1874; was judge of the Eighth judicial district, 
1870 and 1875-77. [18; 39; 32; 237 (1 and 49),] 

Browx, Nathan, pioneer, b. in Clinton county, N. Y., April 24, 1820; 
came to Minnesota in 1847, and settled on the townsite o( Dakota, 
Winona county; died there Feb, 8, 1905. [78; 237 (35), 1 

Browx, Oavii.LE, journalist, b. in Elliaburgh, N, Y,, Nov. 10, 1812; d. 
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years edited the Faribault Republican. In 1868 he removed to Man- 
kato, and purchased the Mankato Record, which he managed for many 
years. [18; 28, X; 32; 83*; 237 (11 and 14).] 

Bkoivx, Phiop E., judge, h. in Wisconaia, Jmie 19, 1S56; was edu- 
cated at the University ot Wisconsin and the Albany Law School, 
being graduated at the latter school In 1881 ; came to Minnesota in 
1883, settling in Luverne; was judge of the Thirteenth judicial district, 
1891-1911 ; associate justice of tlie Supreme Court of Minnesota, 1912. 
[24; 30*; 71A.1 

Brows, Rome G., lawyer, b. in Montpelier, Vt, June 15, 1862; was 
graduated at Harvard University, 18S4; was admitted to the bar in 
1887; settled in Minneapolis in 18S8. [IT; 23; 24; 25; 127A*; 137.*] 

Bkows, Samvel p., farmer, b. in Wilmington, N. C, in 1839; came 
to Minnesota in 1857; resided at Glencoe; was register of deeds for 
McLeod county five terms, and was a state senator, 1891-3. [30; 64.] 

Bkows, Sera Smith, lumberman, b. in Baldwin, Maine, Aug. 7, 1841; 
served in the 25th Maine Regt. during two years of the civil war, 
enlisting as a private and rising to the rank of captain; came to Min- 
nesota in 1S63, and engaged in lumbering; was surveyor general of 
logs and lumber tor the second district four terms, beginning In 1889, 
[22.- 1 

Beows, Solomon P., physician and farmer, b. in Douglass, Mass., in 
1817; came to Minnesota in 1SB7; settled in Maine Prairie the follow- 
ing year, being the first physician there; served in the Fourth Minne- 
sota Regt. in the civil war, becoming first lieutenant. [31.] 

Bhow.\, Thomas S„ b. at Craigie, Scotland, Feb., 1837; d. in Win- 
dom, Minn., Aug. 14, 1911. He came to the United States with hia par- 
ents; served in the Fifth California Regt. in the civil war; soon after- 
ward settled on a farm in Springfield, Minn.; was judge of probate for 
Cottonwood county, 189fi-19U. [237 (67*).] 

Brown, W. H., M. B. clergyman, b. in South Carolina in 1840. His 
mother was a slave, but in 1851 was set free with him. In 1864-5 he 
served in the 28th U. S, colored regiment; became pastor of an African 
M. E. church in Indiana in 1869; settled in St. Paul ten years later. 
[68.] 

Bbowk, Wakiii-,-oto>,- B., farmer, b. in Colchester, Vt„ June 4, 1845; 
served in the 34th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; came to Minne- 
sota in 1865, and settled in Pipestone county; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1885, and a state senator, 1887-9. [30; 34,] 

Brows, William, bricklayer, b. in County Tlpperary, Ireland; came 
to Minnesota in 1857; settled in St. Paul; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1907. [30.'] 

Bkown, William Parkeb, b. In 1830; d. in Minneapolis, May 6, 1900. 
He came to Minnesota in 1855; settled in Red Wing, and engaged in 
lumbering business; removed to Minneapolis in 1885, and e 
grain business, [237 (II*); 238 (May 7, 1900).] 



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Bhowk, W1U.1AM Reynolds, pioneer, b. near Urhana, Ohio, in 1816; 
d. ia Newport, Minn., Nov. 25, 1874. He came to Minnesota la 1841; 
owned a farm at Newport; served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt., 1862-5. 
L16GA*; 238 (Jan. 7, 1875).} 

Brubakeh, George E., b. in Lancaster, Pa., in 1839; came to Minne- 
sota in 1S58; served ia tbe Tenth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; 
resided In Waseca; was a representative in the legislature in 1901. 
[30.] 

Bruce, S. M., merchant, b. in Montgomery county, Ind., Sept. 9, 1829; 
came to Sauk Center, Mina., in 1857, and built tbe first house there; 
served In the Third Minnesota Begt. In the civil war, attaining the 
ranK of captain; engaged in farming until 1873, and afterward in mer- 
cantile business. [31.] 

Bbuels, Njchola.s, farmer, b. in 1860 in Blue Earth county, Minn., 
where he has since resided; was a representative In the legislature 
in 1893. [30.] 

Bbuks, Heney a., b, in Iowa April 9 ISi" came to Mmnesota In 
1S71, and was one of the first settlers in Moorhead opening a etore in 
a tent there that year; later owned a sawmill flouring mill grain 
elevator, and hotel; was the first mayor of Moortaead and was county 
treasurer several terms. [15] 

Bronson. Alfheb, Methodist clergjman and pioneer b m Danburj 
Conn., Feb. 9, 1793; d. In Prairie du Chien Wis Aug 3 1882 He was 
a traveling preacher in Ohio and Illinois beveral vears came to Min 
nesota in 1S37, to establish a mistion among the Indians m the vicinity 
of Port Snelilng; In 1839 was compelled hv ill health to gi^e up mm 
Isterial work; was admitted to the bai In 1840 and practiced law in 
Wisconsin ten years; later was a presiding elder in T\isconsiD and 
was chaplain of the 31st Wisconsin Regt m the cnil war {241 ] 

Bbukson, Benjamin Weihebill pioneer b m Detroit Mich Ma> 
ti, 1833; d. In St. Paul, May 1S18 He came to St Paul in 1847 and 
in the fall of that year assisted his brother to survey the town plat, 
owned and laid out a large tract in 1852, called Brunson's Addition. 
In 18til be enlisted in the Bightb Minnesota Regt., and served as lieu- 
tenant three years. He was a memher of the first and second terri- 
torial legislatures. [28, IV; 41; 94; 114; 115; 121; 122; 237 (9),] 

Bbcsh, Chables He^sBY, lawyer, b. In Ottawa, 111., Dec, 27, 1838; d. 
in Fergus Falls, Minn., May 9, 1910. He served in the 53d Illinois 
Regt. during the civil war, being brevetted colonel at its close. In 
18S0 he settled in Minnesota, and engaged In farming and stock rais- 
ing, m 1SS9 he was a representative in the legislature. After 1890 
he was U. S. national bank examiner for Minnesota and some adja- 
cent states. [27*; 30; 131; 237 (63).] 

BBUstBTTBK, Chkistias L., merchant and farmer, b. in Norway, Sept. 
2, 1853; came to the United States In 1858, settling in Minnesota; re- 



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sides at Kenyon, where he has many business interests; was a rep- 
reaentatiye in the state legislature, 1897-9. [24; 30.] 

Bbyan, Henby S„ machinist, b. in Cazenovia, N, Y., Sept. 7, 1836; 
became master mecbanic o£ the Dulnth aniJ Iron Range railway in 
1890; resides at Two Harbors. [38.] 

Bbtast, Charles S., lawyer, b. in Ontario county, N. Y., Aug. 14, 
1808; d. in St. Paul, May 1, 1885. Be was graduated from the college 
at Granville, Ohio; was admitted to the bar in 1829; came to Minne- 
sota in 1859, and resided iu Wabasha, St. Peter, and St. Paul; author 
of "History of the Great Massacre by the Sioux Indians in Minnesota" 
(1862), published in 1872, [68; 165; 177 (June, 1885); 237 (1).] 

Bryant, Juitan C, educator, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1852; 
came with his parents to Minnesota In 1859; was graduated at the 
University of Minnesota. 1878; has since been engaged in educational 
work, chiefly in the schools of St. Paul, being now principal of the 
Madison school. [26*; 111.*] 

Buck, Adam, b. in Germany, Oct. 12, 1830; came to Minnesota In 
1851, and the nest year settled on a farm in Sibley county; served 
in the Indian war, and as captain in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt., 
1864-5; was a representative in the legislature, 1861, 1868, and 1870, 
and a slate senator m 1865 ["3 ] 

Bock, BENJAMI^ F, b m Bethel, Vt, March 13, 1825; d. in Glencoe, 
Minn., Dec, 24, 1901 He Cdme to Minnesota in 1854; settled in Glen- 
coe in 1856, and was propiietoi of a hotel. [237 (19).] 

Buck, C. F., lawjer, b fn Biie county, N. Y., in 1847; was admitted 
to the bar in 1852; settled in Wmona, Minn., in 1853; was U. S. mar- 
shal one year; raised a company of troops to serve against the Indians 
in 1862; was a state senator in 1870-1 and 1879. and a representative 
in the legislature in 1877. [29*; 30; 76; 7S.] 

Buck, Cassitjs M., banlter b, in Greenwood, Minn., June 19, 1859; set- 
tled in Faribault in 1894, and was cashier of the Security Bank, which 
he had organized; was also connected with, three banking houses in 
Wright county; was a state senator, 1903-5. [22*; 24; 30; 70A.] 

Buck, Dajiiel, Judge, b. in Boonville, N. Y., Sept. 8. 1829; d. in Man- 
kato, Minn., May'21, 1905. He came to Minnesota in 1857, and soon 
afterward settled in Blue Earth county; removed to Mankato in 1865; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1866; a state senator, 1879-81; 
and associate justice of the supreme court of Minnesota, 1893-9. [17; 
22"; 23*; 30; 32; 83*; 136; 137*; 237 (31).] 

Buck, Geosge W., financier, b. in Bradford county, Pa., in 1853; came 
to Minnesota in 1890; resides in Duluth; was a representative in the 
legislature, 1909. [30.*] 

Buck, Hebby M., farmer, h. in Oswego county, N. Y., in 1857; came 
to Minnesota in 1880, and settled in Waseca county; was a represent- 
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Buck. Nosmak, judge, b. in Lancaster county, N. Y., April 13, 1833; 
d. In Spokane, Wash., August, 1909. He was graduated at Lawrence 
University In 1859; settled in Winona, Minn., 1860; was first lieuten- 
ant In the Seventh Minnesota regiment in the civil war; was appointed 
U. S. attorney for Idaho in 1878, and associate justice of the supreme 
court ot Idaho in 1881. [337 (56).] 

BucKBNDOBF, WiLWAM, b. Id Germany in 1833; d. in Minneapolis, May 
"29, 1899. He came to the United States in 1857, and soon afterward 
settled in Minneapolis, where he established the first greenhouse in 
the city. [60*; 237 (9*).] 

Buckh-I-m:, Thomas Scott, judge, b. in Chelsea, Vt„ Jan. 7, 183G; was 
graduated at the University of Vermont, 1855, and the same year came 
to Minnesota, settling at Faribault; was a state senator, 1874-5; and 
has been judge ot the Fifth judicial district, 1880-1910. [18; 23; 24; 
25; 30; 70A; 13T.] 

BtrcKHOUT, John, b. in Tarrytown, N. Y., before 1800; d. in Okaman, 
Waseca county, Minn., Nov., 18S1, He came to Minnesota in 185*, set- 
tling in Okaman, owned a steam flouring mill, and Invested largely in 
real estate. [237 (1).] 

BucKT.ETv", James Addison, pioneer, to. in Jamestown, N. Y., June 2, 
1S31; d. near Pine Island, Minn., Jan. 10, 19*3. He came to Rochester, 
Minn., In 1854; was the first treasurer of Olmsted county; 1856; was a 
member of the state constitutional convention, 1867; removed to a 
farm near Pine Island in 1879. [337 (28).] 

BucKMiN, Claresce B., congressman, b. in Bucks county. Pa., April 
1, 1850; came to Minnesota in 1873, and the same year founded the 
town of Bucknian, in which he was one of the first settlers; removed 
to Little Falls in 1S80, engaging in lumber business and making rail- 
road ties; was a representative in the legislature, 1881, and a state 
senator in 1S89 and 1S99-1901; was a member of Congress, 1903-07. [9; 
24; 30; 31.] 

BucKMAN, George R., b. in Crown Point, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1S33; came 
to Minnesota in IS 5 5, and two years later settled at St. Mary, Waseca 
county; served in the First Minnesota Regt, in the civil war; was 
county treasurer eight years; was founder and cashier of the People's 
Bank, Waseca. [75.*] 

BuDD, Chahles He_\ky, h. in Cambria, N. Y., March 21, 1848; studied 
at Genesee Wesleyan University, 1866-67, and was graduated in law 
at the University of Michigan, 1872; was admitted to the bar the same 
year, and settled in Montevideo, Minn., where he opened the first law 
office; was county attorney, and president of the Chippewa County 
Bank. [24; 32.] 

BuDD, Joseph Danlt, physician, b. in Lancaster, Wis., May 5, 1S48; 
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civil war; was graduated at Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis,, 1872; 
settled in Minnesota in 18S7, and resides at Two Harbors, being since 
1889 chief surgeon of the Duluth and Iron Range railroad; was a repre 
sentative in the legislature In 1903. (24; 26*; 30; 37; 38; 106.] 

BuDD, WIIJ.IAM H„ farmer, b. in Roxtrary, N. J., Marcli 28, 1S29; came 
to Minnesota in 1854; settled on a claim that is now part of the site 
of Fairmont, Martin county; served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in 
the civil war; was clerk of court of Martin county; author of a history , 
of that county, 124 pages, 1897; now resides in Santa Ana, Cal, [34; 
39'; 241.1 

BxiEL, Clabe.nce Clough, journalist, b. in Laona, N. Y., July 29, ,1850; 
was assistant editor of the Minneapolis Tribune, 1874-5; assistant 
editor of the Century magazine since 1881; resides in New York. [17,] 

BuELL, David L., lawyer and farmer, b. in Colchester, Conn., May 26, 
1831; came to Minnesota in 1856; was admitted to the bar; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1863, and a state senator, 1866, 1870-2, 
and 1879. He resided in Caledonia, [30; 61.] 

BuBLL, Ovni p., b. In 18B8 at Kasota, Minn., where he permanently 
resided; was employed as a bookkeeper; was representative in the 
legislature in 1889. [30.] 

Btjenger, Theolidr H. K., Lutheran clergyman and educator, b. April 
29, 1860, in Chicago, 111,; was graduated at Concordia College, Ft. 
Wayne, Ind., 187S, and' at Concordta Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 18S2; 
was ordained a missionary tor northwestern Wisconsin, in 1882; was 
pastor at New Bremen, Hi., 1884-91, and in St. Paul, Minn., 1891-93; 
has been president of Concordia College, St Paul, since 1893, [25; 
148.] 

BuFFiNOTON, Lehoy Sj::xqerlam>, architect, b, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 
22, 1847; settled in St. Paul in 1871; constructed many important build- 
ings there, among them being the Federal building, and also remodeled 
and in 1881 rebuilt the State Capitol. He removed to Minneapolis in 
1874. The West hotel, Pillsbury Hall, the Library building and several 
other buildings of the State University, were designed by him. His 
most notable work was the invention of steel frame buildings, for 
which he secured a patent in 1887. [GO.*] 

BuPEu.M, GEOROii W., farmer, b. in Richmond, N. H., in 1835; served 
in the First Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
captain; came to Minnesota in 1865; settled in Owatonna; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1877-8 and 1887. [30; 72.*] 

Btjgbee, Emily Heweitt, b. in Pomfret, Vt., in 1840; came to Minne- 
sota with her brother in 1855; was married in 1860 to F. A. Moore, 
and afterward resided in La Crosse, Wis. She contributed many arti- 
cles to St. Paul newspapers and to Eastern magazines, and was the 
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BuGBEE, GsoBCE C, piOEeer. b. in St. Joiinsbury, Vt., April 15, 1S37; 
d. at Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 7, 1884. He settled in Minneapolis 
In teriiUaial days; engaged in railroad construction, and later in load- 
ing and shipping lumber. [60.*] 

BuGOE, JoHK Thoresok, educatoF, b. in Romsdal, Norway, Nov. 19, 
1851; d. in Mi]in«apoIia, April 30, 1891. He came to the United States 
in 1875; was graduated at- Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, in 1879, 
and from its theological department three J-ears later; was one of its 
professofB, and also edited a Norwegian newspaper. [148; 1G9.] 

BuH, JoSBTH Fbakcis, R. C. priest, b. in Austria, March 17, 1833; 
was ordained priest in 1858; came to tlie United States in 1864; was a 
missionary in Minnesota etghteea years, 1864^2, and afterward was 
pastor at various places, being located at Ely during recent years. 
[38.*J 

BuHLEB, JoHK, farmer, b. in Switzerland in 1822; came to the Uuited 
States in lS47,ajid to Minnesota In 1854, settling in Carver county; 
laid out the town of Helvetia and named it; served in the First Min- 
nesota battalion, 1865. [32.] 

BuisBos, Joseph, Indian trader, b. near Montreal, Canada, in 1797; 
d. in Wabasha, Minn., Oct, 10, 1857. He came to Minnesota when sev- 
enteen years old in the employ of the American Fur Company; con- 
ducted a trading post at Wabasha after 1839; was one of the original 
proprietors of that town. [74,] 

BuiT., Benjamis Seth, b. in Jay, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1832; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Nov. 21, 1889. He settled there in 1855; engaged in mercan- 
tile business and milling; and during the later years of his life de- 
voted his attention to superintendence of his large farms. [84.*] 

BuLLABD, Clabekce E., lawycr, b. at Fort Madison, Iowa, in 1843; 
served in the Sixth Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war, attaining the 
rank of first lieutenant; came to Minnesota In 1S64; settled In Vem- 
dale in 18T8; was clerk of the district court of Wadena county, 1881-6. 
[35.] 

Buixis, A. H., b. in East Otto, N. Y., Peb. 8, 1832; came to Minnesota 
in 1854; was the first merchant In Rice county; later engaged in real 
estate busin-eas and farming in Delavan; was a representative in the 
legislature two terms. [39; 51.] 

BuMFOBD, RicHABD R., b. at Mount Pleasant, Wis., Oct. 26, 1856; came 
to Minnesota in 1876; was register of deeds for Lyon county, 1882-8; 
afterward engaged id real estate and insurance business in Marshall. 
[171.''] 

BunoB, Christian, b, in Germany, April 10, 1846; d. in BItzen, Hous- 
ton county, Minn., May 24, 1902. He settled there in 18G7; engaged in 
farming and mercantile business; was a representative in the legisla- 
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BusKEK, JoHS Er.BKioGE, pioneer, b. in Belknap, N. H., May 27, 1827; 
d, in Kasaon, Minn.,, March. 16, 1898. He settled in Dodge county, 
Minn., in 1855; owned a farm, and was one of the townsite proprietors 
of Kasson. [50.*] 

Busx, Cii.iHLBs Wii^ox, lawyer, b, in Galesvllle, Wis., May 21, 1855; 
was graduatecl at the University ot Wisconsin, 1874; was admitted to 
the bar in 1875; practiced in Wisconsin until 1885, when he removed 
to St, Paul; general counsel of the Northern Paciflc Railway Co. since 
1896. [17; 20; 23*; 2+; 25; 93; 127A*; 137.] 

BuxN, Geobob Liscoln, jurist, b. in Sparta, Wis., June 25, 1865; was 
graduated at the University of Wisconsin, 1885, and from its College 
of Law, 1888; settled at St. Paul in 1888; was judge in the Second 
judicial district, 1897-1911 ; was appointed an associate justice of the 
Minnesota Supreme Court, 1911. [23; 24; 25; 30; 95*; 137; 238 (Nov. 
9, 1899),] 

Bunnell, Lafayette Houc.titon, ptysiclan, b. in Rochester, N, Y,, 
in 1824; d. In Winona, Minn., July, 1903. He was one of tlie pioneer 
settlers of Homer, Minn,; served In tbe Mexican war, and was sur- 
geon of the 36th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; author of "Discov- 
ery of the Yosemite" (349 pages, 1880), and "Winona and its Envi- 
rons" (694 pages, 1897), [78; 237 (28).] 

Bu:sNELL, Mime, journalist, b, in Goodrich, Mich,, Dec, 4, 1861; came 
to Minnesota in 1883; was founder and editor of the Duluth Herald, 
1883-9; manager of the Duluth News-Tribune Co. since 1899. [24; 25.] 

Bunnell, Wn.LSHn Braiilev, pioneer, b, in Homer, N. Y., in 1814; 
came to Winona county, Minn,, in 1842; was an Indian trader, and 
helped to remove tbe Winnebagoes from Iowa to Minnesota, 1848; set- 
tied on a claim in Homer, where he died in August, 1861, [78,] 

BuEiiA.\K, Hexhy CL.1.Y, b. lu Lewls, N. Y., May 4, 1835; d. in Roch- 
ester, Minn,, Feb, 23, 1905, He came to St, Paul in 1853; with his 
brother, James C, Burbank, engaged in forwarding and commission 
business, and wholesale grocery business. The firm transported sup- 
plies and furs for the Hudson Bay Company, and owned wagon trains 
and steamboats on the Red River of the North. He was a state sen- 
ator in 1873, [30; 98*; 174*; 237 (35).] 

Burbank, James C, h, in Ludlow, Vt., in 1822; d. in St. Paul, June 
2, 1876, He settled in St, Paul in 1850; engaged at first in lutaber- 
ing, and later In express and forwarding business, which became very 
After 1867 he engaged in insurance, banking, and railroad 
[28, IV*; 29; 94; 98*; 166A*; 238 (June 3, 1876).] 

BuRBA.")K, JusTirs Edwabus, Congregational clergyman, b. in Wash- 
ington, N. H., March 18, 1825; d, there, Nov. 4, 1897, He was grad- 
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1851; resided in Minnesota, 185S-70, being pastor in Carimona, Union, 
and Quincy. [144.] 

BuBCH, Edwabu Parhish, engineer, b. in Menomonie, Wis., Aug. 20, 
1870; was graduated at the ■University of Minnesota, 1891; was electric 
engineer of tiie Twin City Rapid Transit Co., 1892-1900; resides in 
MInn«apolia. [17; 24; 25; 127A*.l 

BoKfHAEi), Hensy M., b. in Paris, N. Y"., Nov. 18, 183B; was grad- 
uated at Hamilton College; was admitted to the bar in 1860; came 
to Minnesota in 1866; was a representative in the legislature two 
terms; settled in Marshall in 1876. [32.] 

BuRCHABn, RonMAs, b. in Paris, N. Y., Dec. 36, 1808; d. in Plain- 
view, Minn., Feb. 6, 1883. He came to Minnesota in 1855, and engaged 
in mercantile business in Greenville, Wabasha county; removed Lo 
Plainview about 1866. [74.] 

Btjhckhakdt, John, h. in Baden, Germany, Nov. 14, 1844; d. in Rus- 
sell, Minn., March 9, 1909. He came to the Unit-ed States with his par- 
ents when four years old; served in the 46th Illinois Regt. In the civil 
war; settled in Russell, Minn., In 1894, owned much real estate, and 
was director in tbe Russell State Bank. [237 (51).] 

BuRDic'K, JOH.^ W., b. in Connecticut in 1842; came to St. Paul in 
1856; served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in tie civil war; was sur- 
veyor of Martin county two years; resided in St Paul after 1879; 
was secretary and treasurer of the Bailey Manufacturing Co. [94.] 

BuRTHCK, RiciiAKD C, b. In Michigan in 1834; d. in St. Paul, Oct. 13, 
1902. He came to St. Paul In 1851; was a representative in the ter- 
ritorial legislature In 1855; was employed by transportation and sur- 
veying companies; lived part of the time in Pembina and la Minne- 
apolis. [94; 237 (19*)-] 

BuBuicK, W. H., b. in Vermont, June 37, 1834; settled In Owatonna, 
Minn., In 1865, owned a sash, door, and blind factory, and a planing 
mill, and later was a building contractor. [72.] 

BoBDOBF, Fbed v., farmer, b. in Germany in 1857; came to Minne- 
sota in 1881; resides in Gibbon, Sibley county; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1907. [30*.] 

BuRQESs, GiDEOs A., educator, b. in Providence, R. I., May 29, I8B4; 
was graduated at Brown University in 1878, and at Cobb Divinity 
Scbooi, Maine, in 1881; became pastor of a Baptist church in Minne- 
apolis in 1889; and the next year was elected president of Parker 
College, Winnebago City. [39.] 

Burgess, Samuel W., in Grafton, Vt., in 1840; came to Minnesota 
in 1856; served In the First Minnesota Regt., 1861-3, and the Second 
Minnesota cavalry, 1863-6; settled in Mankato in 1872, and engaged 
in the lumber business. [32; 237 (34*).] 



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BcRKAHD, Leopolji, farmei% b, in Ketsch, Germany, March, 1S13; 
came to tiie United States in 1850, and to Minnpsota three years later. 
He was, one of the liist settlers of CenteiviUe Anoka county, where 
he was. a bla(ksra th hept a hotel and also had a farm. [31.] 

Blkrwil a R journalist b in Marrn Iowa m 1852; was grad- 
uated at 'Western College Iowa m IS came to Minnesota th« nest 
vear and m 18S1 estal lished the Wjkoff News in WykofE, Fillmore 
county £52 ] 

BiBRE A\DPFw H E lernor of \oith Dakota b ii New York City, 
May 15 1850 wfiei only twelie ^par-. old joined the 75th Indiana 
R*Et as a drummer boy came to Minnesota in IS and was a book- 
keeper m Minneapolis until 1880 when ho removed to Dakota. He 
beciime governor of the state of North Dakota m 1891, and after serv- 
ing through one teini he returned to Minnesota and settled in Duluth, 
where he engaged in the gram commission busii ei^ 122*; 27*.] 

Blbke J UN P b in New Jeisev March IS 1*<41 came to Minne- 
sota in lfib9 residpd at Wells and was a deakr m agricultural im- 
plements, was a representative in the legislature in 1895. [30; 39; 
237 (29').] 

Burke, Mabtix, soldier, b. in Maryland; d. April 24, 1882. He was 
commandant at Fort Snelling tn 1857; was brevetted brigadier general 
in 1865. [11; 12.] 

BuRKHAKUT, Hetsby, butcher, b. in Switzerland in 1836; came to the 
United States in 1854, and to Minnesota in 1860; resided at Reed's 
I.«nding; was a state senator, 1887-93. [30; 74.1 

BuKKi.EO, Samuel, pioneer, b. in Kent county, Del., March 31, 1800; 
d. in Lakeianii, Minn., in 1874. He came to Marine Mills in 1839; re- 
moved to Stillwater ten years later, and after 1858 resided on the 
farm where he died; was a member of the first territorial legislature. 
[41; 42; 131.] 

BuHLEY, D. Q., pioneer, b. in Vermont, Sept. 28, 1821; was one of 
the original settlers of Minnesota City, 1852; served in the Eighth 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war. [237 (34*).] 

Bx.'bi,t:50ame, James M., lawyer, b. in Sterling, Conn., 1839; was grad- 
uated from the law department of the University of Michigan In 1861; 
served in the 157th N. Y. Regt. in the civil war; settled in Owatonna, 
Minn., in 1867; was city attorney nine years, and county attorney 
eleven years; was a representative in the legislature in 1885. [72*.] 

BuBMESTEB, John' Henry, banker, b. in Hanover, Germany, Feb. 8, 
1850; came to the United States with his parents In 1856, and to Fari- 
bault county, Minn., the same year; engaged in mercantile business 
at Wells, and was the first president of the German-American State 
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Btjbsakd, Euuene, b. in Switaerlarid about 1805; d. in St. Paul, March 
6, 1S80. He was educated at Heidelberg University; taugbt for a time 
in England; came to the United States about 1S50; settled in St. Paul 
in 1856; was a. teacher, an immigrant agent, and after 1863 a justice 
of the peace. [237 (1).] 

BuKNAP, Alvabes E., b. in Plaiafield, N. H., April 24, 1831; came to 
Minnesota in 1854; owned a farm in Orion, near Chatfleld; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1876 and 1878. [30; 66A.I 

Bkbnap, Sidbet, farmer and b h b O Ion, Olmsted county, 
Minn., Jan. 3, 1SB9; removed to Ch tfi id IbS"; waa cashier of the 
First National Bank there, 189" 1910 d w city treasurer seven 
years. [66A.] 

BpENHAM, PaANKi.irs Jambs, lawj b i N wlch, Vt., Dec. 31, 1842; 
d. in Moorhead, Minn., April 17, 1898 H d in the Ninth N. H. 

Regt. in the civil war, attaining th k t fe t lieutenant; was grad- 

uated at Dartmouth College, 1869 t Mi esota in 1872, and set- 

tled in Moorhead in 187&. He w f th rganizers of the First 

National Bank of Moorhead, 1881 w t i dent after 1882. [35; 
121; 237 (9*).] 

BuHNHAM, JoHX WiNTHROP, b. 1 D ts H Nov. 19, 1S29; Came 

to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Plainiiew, was a representative In 
the legislature, 1858-9; served in the Tenth Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war, and became captain in a colored regiment; resided in Wheat- 
land, N. D., 1878-99, and later In Plainview. [74; 237 (29); 241.] 

BuKNiNGHAM, Hbnht, plonecr, died in St. Paul, July 25, 1891. He 
came to Fort Snelling In 1849; was assistant surgeon there four years; 
engaged in the drug business in St Paul; and a short time before his 
death became deputy building inspector. [238 (July 26, 1891*.] 

BtiHNQUiST, Joseph Alfred Absek, lawyer, b. in Dayton, Iowa, Jnly 
22, 1879; was graduated at Carleton College, Northfleld, Minn,, 1902; 
studied at Columbia University, 1903-04, and was graduated In law at 
th© University of Minnesota, 1905; settled in St. Paul; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature, 1909-11. [30'; 127A*; 169A*.] 

Burns, J. H., lawyer, i 
the Northern Indiana L 
islature in 1901. [30.] 

Burns, James H., journalist, b. in Wisconsin; settled in St. Paul in 
1880; engaged in newspaper work; was appointed deputy state oil in- 
spector in 1887, and the same year purchased the St. Paul Herald. 
[99.] 

Burns, Joh.v, pioneer, b. in Wickiow, Ireland; d. in Winona county, 
Minn., March, 1870. He settled on a claim at Homer in 1851. Burns 
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BuKss, William H., b. i 
June 1. 1899. He served i; 
in tie civil war; settled i 
[122; 156; 167 ( 



BuB^'s, Pbtek, tanner, b. in Ireland, Aug. 27, 1838; came with his 
parents to the United States when nine years old; resided in Stew- 
artville, Oimsteii county, Minn.; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1879. [30,1 

n New York, Feb. 14, 1840; d. in St, Paul, 
1 the Ninth New York and otber regiments 
D St. Paul in 18SG, and engaged in lumber 
(June 9, 1899).] 

Bush, Walteh T., lawyer, h, in Mt, Vernon, Clio, in 1853; settled 
in St. Paul in 1878, and was admitted to the bar the next year; was 
municipal judge several years. [93,] 

Burrows, Randall Kikg, b. in Mystic, Conn,, Nov. 28, 1829; came 
to Minnesota in 1869, settling in Pine City; was a state senator in 
1874. [IS.] 

BuBT, David, clergyman, b. in Munson, Mass., Aug. 2, 1822; d. in 
Northfield, Minn., Sept. 24, 1881. He was graduated at Oberlin, Ohio; 
came to Winona, Minn., in 1858, as pastor of the Congregational 
church; in 1870 became superintendent of schools for the county of 
Winona; was state superintendent of public instruction, 1S75-81. [18; 
30; 68; 237 (1).] 

Burt, GRorea C. b. in Oswego, N, Y., May 28, 1827; d. in Mankato. 
Minn,, June 26, 1890. He came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Win- 
nebago City; removed in 1863 to Mankato, and was proprietor of a 
hotel. t:29'; 32; 83'.] 

Burton, Haken James, merchant, b. in Boston, Mass., July 14, 1847; 
came to Minnesota in 1880, settling at Minneapolis; established the 
Plymouth Clothing House in 1SS2, and a branch in 1888 under the same 
name in St. Paul. [20*; 24; 25; 84*.] 

BuBTOs, Maeios Lehoy, Congregational clergyman and educator, b. 
in Brooklyn, Iowa, Aug. 30, 1874; lived during his boyhood in Minne- 
apolis; was graduated at Carleton College, 1900, and at Yale Theo- 
logical Seminary, 1906; was principal of Windom Institute, Montevideo, 
Minn., I90O-O3; pastor in Brooklyn, N. Y., 1908-9; and became presi- 
dent of Smith College, Northampton, Mass., in 1909, [17; 337 (54),] 

Burton, Richard Eoqexe, educator and author, b, in Hartford, Conn,, 
March 14, 1859; was graduated at Trinity College, 1883, and Johns 
Hopkins University, 1888 ; engaged in editorial work ; professor of 
English in the University of Minnesota, 1898-1902, and again since 
1906; editor for the Lothrop Publishing Co., 1902-4; author of several 
volumes of essays and poetry. [17; 127 (13*); 127A*, B,; 237 <53).] 
BuRWELL, Henry, joumatlst, b. in Bluffton, Ind,, in 1872; came to 
Duluth in 1890; was editor and publisher of the Iron Trade Journal 
after 1898. [lOe*.] 



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BuBWELL J LB H b at 1 Tankl n Mills Oho Feb. U. 1846; served 
in an Ind an war In thp Th rd Colorado ca airy 1864; settled in St. 
Paul in 18 ^ and was v e prpsldent and. general maEager of a firm 
of wholesale dealers 1 tara n a h nery wagon? etc. [98*; ITS (April, 
1886*).] 

BuBT, Tho I A b n Ce Pland Ohio n 1858; came to Minnesota 
in 18S0; lettled at Two Harbors n 1SS4 was a representative in the 
legislatire n 190 [0 106*] 

Bu8f!H Fetbdbi 1 banker b Reuthea f br tany, Oct. 8, 1839; d. 

Jan. 27, l<t08 He came t he t n ted btatet, n 1860, settling in Red 
Wing, Mian engaged n e cai tile bus ness there until 1875, when 
he removed to Mankato fo be asaoc ated w th John F. Meagher in the 
hardware bus ness later was cash er and afte ward president of the 
Goodhue Co nty bank at Red W ng [56 (48).] 

BuscH, HesKY Fkedhick William, gardener, b. ia Stockhausea, Ger- 
many, Dec. 12, 1849; came to the United States in 1869; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1870; engaged in gardening, and in 1887 built the first 
greenhouse in the state for the cultivation of early vegetables. [tJO*.] 

Bush, Avehy K., farmer, seed expert, h. in Oahbam, Mass., April 17, 
1851; came to Minnesota in 1855; was educated at Carleton College; 
resided at Dover, and was a representative In the legislature, 1899- 
1903; later removed to Minneapolis. [24; 30.] 

Bush, John-, pioneer, b. in New York in 1789; came to Fort Snelling 
in 1825; and engaged In the fur trade; built a log house on the site 
of St Paul la 1837. Afterward be lived at Red Wing, St. Peter, and 
Redwood Fails. [29.] 

BusHNELL, Chester, pioneer, b, in Norwich, Conn., Aug. 4, 1803; d. In 
Plymouth, Hennepin county, Minn., Jan. 26, 1874. He came to Minue- 
apolis in 1854; owned a hotel five years, and then removed to a farm 
in Plymouth. [60.] 

BusHNELi., Horace, eminent clergyman of Hartford, Conn., b. April 
14, 1802; d. Feb. 17, 1876. He resided temporarily in Minneapolis, and 
traveled in Minnesota Territory for his health. [1; 84, p. 760.] 

BusHTiKi.r,, John Eiiward, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Saybrook, 
Conn., Oct. 21, 1S58; was graduated at Yale College, 1880, and at Its 
divinity school, 18S3; was pastor In Fairfield, Conn., 1884-8, and in 
New York until 1901; has since been pastor of Westminster Church, 
Minneapolis. [17; 85A*.] 

BusiiNEii,, WiLLiAS[ M., b. in Lafayette, 111., Jan. 23, 1S53; d. in Mon- 
terey, Mexico, .Ian. I, 1901. He settled in St. Paul in 1874; engaged 
in the sale of agricultural implements and machinery, and later dealt 
in real estate. [28, IX; 93*; leSA*; 237 (11.)] 

BuKSK, Chbistian E., h. in Prussia, March 20, 1832; d. in Shakopee, 
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in Shakopee in 1857; engaged in mercantile buainess there and at 
Chaska. 132; 237 (2S1.] 

Btjswell, GEOKiiE W., lawyer, b. in Lowell, Mass., May 15, 1841; set- 
tled in Winona, Minn., in 1856; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. 
in the civil war; was admitted to the bar in Winona; removed to 
Blue Earth City in 1869; was c'bief clevk of the House in the state 
legislature in 1877. [30.] 

Bi-TLES, A. H., b. in Marseilles, N. Y., in 1816; d. in Minnesota, Dec. 
7, 1S74. He settled in Newburg, Fillmore county, in 1856; was cownty 
treasurer Several years, and a representative in the legislature. [52.] 
BuTLEB, Aaron R., journalist, b. in Chippewa county, Wis., March 
i, 1877; came to Minnesota when sixteen years old; engaged in print- 
ing business; settled at Bagley in 1899, where he founded and pub- 
lished the Bagley Independent. [37,] 

BuTi-EB, Alfobd AiLicursTus, Episcopal clergyman, b. in Portland, Me,, 
Sept. 23, 1845; was graduated in theology at Griswold College, Daven- 
port, Iowa, 1873; -was rector In Red Wing, Minn., 1891-4; was profes- 
sor in Seabury Divinity School, 1894-1905; author of several religious 
books, and lecturer on Egypt and Palestine; resides in Faribault. [17; 
24.] 

BuTri;R, CiiAHLBS J., b. In Pittsburg, Pa., March 6, 1822; came to 
Minnesota in 1851; settled in Stillwater in 1856; was a member of the 
state constitutional convention, 1857; engaged in towboat business. 
[41.] 

Blittj:r, D., farmer, b. in Tipperary, Ireland, Aug. 11, 1824; came to 
the United States in 1851, and to Minnesota in 1856; settled in Kil- 
kenny, Le Sueur county; was a representative in the legislature In 
1879. [30.] 

BuTLEB, HEJiiiY CuRTiss, lawyer, h. in Perry, N. Y., Jan. 25, 1828; was 
graduated at Hamilton College in 1848; studied law, and came to St. 
Paul in 1850; removed to Rochester in 1864. [18*; 66.] 

BuTi-BH, John, b. in Dublin, Ireland, in 1824; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 17, 
1900. He settled in St. Paul in 1854; built the first railroad in the 
state, from St. Paul to Minneapolis; engaged in the grocery business; 
and afterward was a drayman. [94; 237 (11).] 

BuTLEB, JosEPii, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in 1799; d. in Minnesota 
in 1872. He was ordained to the ministry in 1827; was pastor of a 
church in Illinois twenty -three years; came to Minnesota in 1863, and 
resided in Wabasha. [153.} 

BuTi.ER, Levi, physician, b. in Jennings county, Ind., in 1818; d. in 
Minneapolis, April 17, 18T8. He was graduated at Ohio Medical Col- 
lege, 1844; came to Minnesofa in 1855, and settled in Minneapolis two 
years later; was surgeon of the Third Minnesota Regt, 1861-3; after- 
ward resided in Minneapolis and engaged in the lumber business; was 
a state senator, 1871-3. [29*; 30; 84*; 115.] 



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Butler, Nathan, civil engineer, b. in Hancocli, Maine, Nov. B, 1831; 
was graduated at Waterville College, Maine; settled at St. Anthony 
Falls, Minn., in 1856; was surveyor of the land grant ol tbe Great 
Northern Railway Co.; resided on a farm near Barnesville, Clay coun- 
ty, and later in Minneapolis. [174*.] 

BuTLEB, Patrick, pioneer, h. in Wieklow, Ireland, in 1823; d. Id St. 
Paul, May 4, 19O0. He came to the United States in 1846, and settled 
in Dakota county, Minn., in 1S55; owned a farm near Northfield until 
1888, and then removed to St. Paul. [238 (May 5, 1900).] 

Butler, Piebce, lawyer, h. in Waterford, Minn., March 17, 18G6; was 
graduated at Carleton College, 1887; was admitted to the bar the next 
year; settled in St. Pau!; was county attorney of Ramsey county, 
18S3-7. [17; 22»; 23*; 24; 25; 98*; 137B; 238 (Aug. 6, 1897*).] 

BuTLEB, WiiLiAM, huilding contractor, h. in Dakota county, Minn., in 
1865; resided in St. Paul, and was a member of the firm that built the 
new state capitol; was a representative in the legislature in 1901; 
removed in 1905 to New York City. [30.] 

BuTTEBFiELi), MARCxrs QuiNCY, lawyer, b. in Farmington, Maine, April 
7, 1815; d. Dec. 15, 1886. He came to Anoka in 1860; was lieutenant 
and captain in the Eighth Minnesota Regt., 1862-65; and afterward 
was several years attorney for Anoka county. [18; 31; 43.] 

Butters, Reuben, pioneer, b. in Union, Maine, May 26, 1816; came 
to the Minnesota valley, settled at Kasota, in 1851; was a farmer, 
duarryman, and merchant; was a representative in the legislature in 
1857-8, 1863, and 1864; and a state senator, 1867-8. [18; 32; 41.] 

BorroN, Jambs, farmer, b. in Coventry. N. Y., Dec. 17, 1818; came 
to Minnesota in 1855; settled in Rochester; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1878 [30] 

BUTT& Cii^RLFi M liwver b. in Plainview, Minn., May 12, 1857; 
was admitted to the bar In l>i79 settled at St. Paul In 1887. [25; 93; 
98*.] 

Butts Edaii \d URFOsi lawjer, b. in Kortright, N. Y., May 7, 1832; 
was graduated at the State Normal School, Albany, in 1854; was ad- 
mitted to the bat m 1861 served in the 37th New York Regt. in the 
civil war came to Minnesota in 1865, settling at Stillwater; was pro- 
bate Judge for ■^ashmgton connty ten years, and postmaster at Still- 
water eight jears [22* 29 41 ] 

Buxton, Edwaed T., banker, b. in Warsaw, N. Y., April 20, 1854; 
came to Minnesota in 1888, and was vice president of the First Na- 
tional Bank of Wabasha; removed to Duluth in 1895; treasurer of the 
Red Cliff Lumber Company since 1897. [31A.] 

Buxton, Thomas Jei-febson, banker, b. in Washington county. Pa., 
Nov. IS, 1833; d. in Hudson, Wis., Oct., 1903. He served in the 66th 
Ohio Regt. in the civil war; in 1869 settled la Minneapolis, established 



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the City Bank, was its cashier and later its president. [5S; 84*; 237 
(32).] 

Byk, Andkew, pioneer, b. in Norway, Jan. 5, 1833; came to 'Wilming- 
ton, Houston county, Minn., in 1853; served in the First Minnesota 
heavy artillery in the civil war; was a reiJresentatlve in the legisla- 
ture in 1878. [30; 61.1 

Byess, Jons, pioneer, b. in Montgomery county, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1829; 
settled in Hastings, Minn,, in 1850; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1875; owned several farms. [48.] 

Byknes, WiLLiAjf, b. in Ireland; d. in Minneapolis, Dec, 1, 1867. He 
came to the United States in 1849, and to Minnesota in 1852; served 
In the Tenth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was sheriif of Hennepin 
county. [58.] 

BYB^-l:s, Wru.iAM Jdmki'ii, physician, h. in Minneapolis, Jan, 5, 1859; 
was graduated in medicine at the University of Michigan, 1882, and 
afterward studied in Europe; has practiced in Minneapolis since 1882. 
[24; 26'; S4; 85A.] 

Cadweli, Francis, judge, b. in Pulton county, Ohio, May 28, 1842; 
was graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., 1860; studied law at North- 
western Christian University, Indianapolis; was admitted to the bar 
in 1863; came to Minnesota in 1864, settling at Le Sueur; was judge 
in the Eighth judicial district, 1891-1905. [25; 30,] 

Cauy, Peanklin W., pioneer, b. in Lake county, Olilo, Jan. 15, 1826; 
came to Minnesota in 1861, settling on a farm in Verona, Faribault 
county; was county auditor two terms, [39*; 51.] 

Capy, Ira M., journalist, b. in Wayne county, N, Y„ June 1, 1851!; 
caifte to Minnesota in 1883, and three years later settled in Magnolia. 
Since 1893 be has published the Magnolia Advance. [71A.] 

Cahv, Resolvo 0., physician, b. In Dublin, Ireland, Oct, 8, 1819; came 
to the United States in 1827; was graduated in medicine at Geneva, 
N. Y., 1844; settled in Buffalo, Minn., In 1862. [18; 31.] 

Cady, SfiWARD H., h. in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Ang, 22, 1838; d. in 
Albert I^ea, Minn., July 17, 1903. He settled In Albert Lea in 1873, 
and estaWished a newspaper called the Albert Lea Enterprise, [29*; 
237 (28).] 

Caiiill. W. p., miller, b. near Dublin, Ireland, in 1830; d. in Minne- 
apolis In June, 1886. He cam* to the United States in 1849; settled at 
St. Anthony, Minn., in 1853; owned and operated several flouring mills, 
[58; 16S {June 25, 1886»).] 

Caiilet, Loulk E., R, C. priest, b, in Lyons, Prance, in 1832; d. in 
St. Paul, Nov. 28, 1897, He came to the United States in 1853; was 
ordained priest in St. Paul In 1857; was pastor of St. Mary's church, 
1867-95, and was afterward rector of 8t. Paul Seminary. [237 (9).] 



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Caine, Wn.tiAM, physician, b. on the Isle of Man in 1S18; d. in St. 
Paul, June 19, 1867. He came to the United SUtes in 1S27; was grad- 
uated at Geneva Medical College, and in 18S1 at Cleveland Homoeo- 
pathic College; settled in St. Paul in 1857. [93; 94; 238 (June 20, 
1867).] 

Caise, William Harris, physician, h. in Ravenna, Ohio, May It*, 
1854; d. in MlnneapoUs, Sept. 16, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1860; 
was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, in 1877; set- 
tled In Stillwater. [20; 40; 237 fl9).] 

Caibsckoss, Alex, merchant and banker, b. iij Scotland; came to the 
United States when twenty-five years old, and to Meeker county, Minn., 
In 1870; engaged in mercantile business in Litchfield, was interested 
in woolen mills, and was president of the Meeker County Bank. [65.] 

CAiR::is, Charles Sumkeb, lawyer, b. at Duncan Falls, Ohio, July 4, 
1856; was graduated at Muskingum College, Ohio, 1876, and in law 
at the University of Michigan, 1882; came to Minnesota in 1883, set- 
tling in Minneapolis; was a representative In the legislature in 1893. 
[22*; 24; 25; 26*; 30; 85A.] 

Caldbbwood, Joh:« Feajjk, b. in Redford, Mich., May 27, 1859; came 
to Minnesota In 1881, settling in Minneapolis; was a bookkeeper till 
1888, when he became city comptroller. Later he was auditor of the 
Minneapolis Street Railway Company. [22*; 90*.] 

Galderwoou, Willis GsEErsiEAF, h. in Dodge county, Wis., July 25, 
1866; was graduated at the Wesleyan Methodist Seminary, Minnesota, 
1886; engaged in teaching; secretary of the Prohibition National Com- 
mittee since 1904; resides in Minneapolis. [17; 24; 85A*.] 

Caldwell, James C, banker, b. in Columbia county. Wis., June 22, 
1864; settled in Jackson county, Minn., in 1899; engaged in farming 
at Heron Lake; removed to Lakefield in 1903; president of the First 
National Bank there after 1906. [62*.] 

Caliious, David T., lawyer, b. in Tennessee, June 33, 1S53; d. in St. 
Cloud, Minn., Oct. 19, 1906. He came with his parents to St. Cloud 
In 1857; was graduated at Cumberland University In 1874; practiced 
law at Little Falls and at St. Cloud, [31; 137*; 337 (43).] 

Cauioux, John Fra.vklts, b. in Licking county, Ohio, April 28, 1854; 
came to Minnesota in 1881, settling in Minneapolis; and engaged in 
real estate and loaning business; was a state senator, 1903-09. [22*; 
24; 25; 30.1 ' 

Calklns, Fraxkijn" Welles, author, b. In Iowa county. Wis., June 
5, 1857; studied law and was admitted to the bar; explored the Black 
Hills and the northwest frontier; author of many books and newspaper 
stories and articles; resides in Underwood, Minn. [17.] 

Callenper, J. W., farmer, b. in Massachusetts in 1825; came to Min- 
nesota In 1856; settled in Jordan; was a representative in the legis- 
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Cameuo.n, D, C„ b. in Kalamazoo, Mich,, March 14, 184); came to La 
Crescent, Minn., in 1860; served in the First Wisconsin Battery in the 
civil war; was superintendent of schools of Houston county, 1877-1886. 
[61.] 

Cameros, D.\siel, pioneer tanner, b, in Eteerfield, N. Y., April 2, 1825; 
came in 1855 to Minnesota, settling at La Crescent; was a state sen- 
ator, 1S64-5. [18; 61,] 

Cameron, Lekoy Leakskd, Presbyterian clergyman, b, in 1869; d, 
Aug. 4, 1896. He was graduated at Union College in 1889, and later 
at Princeton Seminary; was pastor of the First Presbyterian church 
in St. Paul, [153,] 

Cameron", Mlkdock, fur trader, b. in Scotland; d. at Lac qui Parle, 
Minn., in 1811. He established a trading post at Lac qui Parle at an 
early day, and accumulated considerable wealth, [28, I,] 

Cameros, WiH-iAM G., physician, b. in New York, Nov. 3, 1873; was 
graduated In medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1897; was 
assistant physician in the Northern Pacific hospital, Brainerd, Minn., 
1898-1900; then settled in Staples, [37,] 

CAMMAfK, Edwabi) A., b. in Chicago, 111,, Jan, 20, 1855; came to Min- 
nesota in 1879; settled in St, Paul in 1884; president and general man- 
ager of the Crescent Creamery Co, [24; 25; 95*.] 

Camp, Geiibue Albert, h. in Charlotte, N, Y., Aug. 9, 1830; d, at Lake 
Minnetonka, Minn,, May, 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1851, and 
settled at St, Anthony; served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt against 
the Indians, 1862-4, and later in the South, atta,ining the rank of major; 
afterward resided in Minneapolis, and engaged in lumbering; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1875, [29; 84*; 121.] 

Camp, John H., merchant, b. in Ashtabula, Ohio, in 1838; d, in St. 
Paul, April 4, 1885. He came to Minnesota in 1858, and settled in St. 
Paul the next year. During the later years of his life be dealt largely 
in real estate. [237 (1),] 

Campeell, Alexander S., miller, b. in Rice county, Minn,, Dec, 20, 
1859; settled in Austin, 1886; was a state senator, 1903-09; mayor of 
Austin, 1899-1900, and 1910-11. [24; 30; 65A*.] 

Campbeu,, CrjiMENT C, Congregational clergyman, b. in Wisconsin 
in 1S51; was educated at Ripon College, and at Chicago and Yale 
theological seminaries; was pastor in Connecticut, Dakota, Wisconsin, 
and in St. Paul,*Minn„ 1904-n. [237 (36),] 

Campbkm,, Cyrus W„ farmer, b. in Bedford, N. H,, March 23, 1826; 
came to Minnesota in 1858; settled In Anoka in 1866, and engaged in 
the door, sash and blind business, and later in farming, [31,] 

Campbell, David, pioneer, b, in Ontario, Canada, April 27, 1831; came 
to Minnesota in 1856, and the next year settled in Watab, Benton 
county, engaged in farming and lumbering, and kept a hotel. [31.] 



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Camfbm,l, Duoald, pioneer, b. in Glasgow, Scotland Aug 1 l<il9 
came to America in. 1825, and to Minneaoia in 1849 owned a farm m 
Florence, Goodhue county. In 1870 he rerooved to Lomiorant Becker 
county, where he was the first settler. [44.] 

Campbixi,, Brfokh ANum;, banker, b. In Cortland countj N Ti Apul 
4, IS36; d. in Winthrop, Minn,, Dec. 13, 1898. He servpd two years in 
the Seventh Wisconsin Regt. during the civil war; lame to Minnesota 
In 1865, settling in Sibley county; engaged in real estate and msur 
ance business. In 1S88 he became president of the State Bank of 
Winthrop; in 189B he assisted in organizing the Minneapolib New Ulm 
and Southwestern Railroad Company; and also had milling and farm 
ing interests. [22'"; 121*.] 

CAMMELt, Francis M., b. in Maine in 1837; served m the 18th Maine 
Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1866, and the nest year 
settled In Princeton; was proprietor of a hotel until 1879, waa presi- 
dent of the Bank of Princeton, and treasurer of Mille Lacs county, and 
also engaged in lumber business. [31.] 

CAMPBEii, Phapjk W„ b. in Adrian, Mich., March 25, 1856; was a 
mall carrier in Minneapolia twenty years; became superintendent of 
the St, Anthony postofBce station in 1899. [237 <20*),] 

Campbell, Gabrjbi., educator, b. in Dalrymple, Scotland, Aug, 19, 183S; 
came to the ttnited States in 1842; was captain in the 17th Michigan 
Regt. in the civil war; waa graduated at the University of Michigan, 
1865, and Chicago Theological Seminary, 1868; was professor of phil- 
osophy in the University of Minnesota, 1867-81, in Bowdoin College, 
1S81-3, and In Dartmouth College since 1883. [17.J 

Campbell. Jom.\ L., b. at Mendota, Minn,, In 1832; was lynched for 
the murder of the Jewett family, May 3, 1865. at Maakato, Minn. He 
was the youngest son of the half-breed, Scott Campbell; waa intem- 
perate and cruel, and committed aeveral murders. In 1861-4 he was a 
member of Brackett's Battalion, from which he deesrted to join the 
outlawed Sioui. [28, IV.] 

Campbei.l, Lewis William, b, in Harrington, Maine, July 24, 1841; 
served in Maine regiments during the civil war; came to Minneapolis 
in 1869, and has since resided in that city, being engaged in flour 
n-illing. [W*; 85A*.] 

Campbell, Mark, merchant, b. in Crawford county. Pa., April 25, 
1833; came to Minnesota in 1855; engaged in farming, and after 1863 
owned a store in Troy, Winona county, [76,] 

Campbell, Nathaniel, lawyer, b. in St, Clair county, Mich,. Nov, 11. 
1857; studied law. and edited a newspaper in Kansas; later was reg- 
ister of deeds for Kingfisher county. Oklahoma; settled in Crookston, 
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Cajipeieli,, Otho H,, b. in Hartford, Conn,, Aug, 1. 1844; aerred in 
the 22cl Connecticut Begt. in the civil war; settled in Kingston, Meek- 
er county, Minn., in 18G6, and engaged in mercantile buslnese; later 
owned a mill in Masannai. [65.] 

Campbei,!,, Samuel Lewis, lawyer, b, in Chenango county, N, Y,, Aug, 
16, 1824; d. in Wabasha, Minn., Jan. 17, 1910. He came to Minnesota 
in 1855, settling at Wabasha; was a representative in the legislature, 
1S76-9. [18; 23*; 30; 74; 237 (62*).] 

Campheu., Samuel M., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Steuben county, 
N. y., in 1823; d, in Mioneapolis, Nov. 17. 1892. He was graduated at 
Auburn Theological Seminary in 1849; was pastor in New York state 
thirteen years, and of the First Presbyterian church in Minneapolis, 
1881-9; author o£ two books, "Across the Desert," and "Tiie Story of 
Creation." [154A*.] 

Campbell, Scott, pioneer, b. at Prairie du Chien in 1790; d, near St, 
Paul in 1S50. He was the son of a Scotch trader and an Indian 
woman: was interpreter at Fort Snelling twenty-five years; settled in 
St. Paul ia 1843; bought a small claim which he sold In 1848 to Wil- 
liam Hartshorn. His wife was named Margaret and was a Menominee 
half-breed. Two of their sons were concerned In the Sioux outbreak 
of 1863, and one of them was executed at Mankato. [28, IV; 94.] 

Campbell, W. H,, farmer, b, in Canada in 1837; came to Minnesota, 
and settled in Bear Valley, Wabasha county; was a representative in 
the legislature in ^873. [30.] 

CA.MPBELL, W, H., b. in Miseissippi; came to Wabasha, Minn., in 
1857; served in the Confederate army one year in the civil war, being 
impressed into the service while visiting in the South; returned to 
Wabasha in 1863; was county auditor, 1872-81; later owned a farm of 
1,600 acres near Crookston, [74,] 

Campbell, Wallace, lawyer, b. in Waverly, N. Y,, Sept. S, 1863; was 
graduated at Hamilton College, Clinton, N. Y„ 1883, and Columbia Law 
School, 18S4; settled in Minneapolis in 1886, and engaged in law prac- 
tice and banking. [21; 24; 25; 26*; 85A.] 

Campbell, William A., b. in Pocahontas county, Iowa, 1874; came 
to Minnesota, 1892; resides in Minneapolis; is a traveling salesman; 
a representative In the legislature, 1909-11. [30*.] 

Campbell, William M., farmer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., April 11, 
1839; came to Minnesota in 1858, settling in Litchfield; served in the 
1st and 2nd Minnesota cavalry, 18G3 5 was sheriff of Meeker county 
two terms; was a representative in the legislature m 1878-9. [30; 65.] 

Campbell, Williahi W., b. in Cattaraugus county, N. Y,, Feb. 22, 
1832; served in the 18th Wisconsin Regt In the civil war; settled in 
Ada, Minn,, in 1878; owned a farm and aftei IbSl engaged in real 
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CiNBY, EDWAEn R. S., soldier, b. in K-entucky; was graduated at the 
U. S. Military Academy in 1839; was commandant at Fort Snelllng in 
1856; attained the rank of major general in 1865; was murdered by 
Modoc Indians in Oregon, April 11, 1873. The town of Canby, Minn., 
was named for him. [1*; II; 12; 13.] 

Canebat, David A., pioneer, b. in Reads borough, Vt, July 31, 1830; 
settled- at Taylor's Falls, Minn., in 1853; was editor of the St. Croix 
Monitor, 1861-2, and of the St. Croix Dalles, 1881-4. He served In the 
Seventh Minnesota Regt., 1863-5; afterward engaged in mining in Pine 
county, Minn., and in Wisconsin. [41; 43.] 

Canestorp, Ole O., farmer, b. in Sweden, May 21, 1847; came to the 
United States in 1862, and to Minnesota In 1871; settled at Elbow 
Lake, Grant county; was county treasurer many years, and a state 
senator, 1S91-3 and 1907-9. [30*; 35; 57*; 169.] 

CAKriELD, A,, physician, b, in Morris county, N. Y., April 28, 1822; 
came to Minnesota tn 1854; lived in Dakota county thirteen years; 
settled in Sauk Center in 1867. lU-l 

Canfield, Edwin H., lawyer, b. in Westfleld, Wis,, Dec. 27, 1855; 
came witli his parents to Minnesota in 1866; was admitted to the bar 
In 1881, and has since practiced law in Luverne; was a state senator, 
1907-09. [24; 35; 30*; 34; 71; 71A*.] 

CANFiEt.D, Job a., b. in Knox county, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1834; d. in Otisco, 
Waseoa county, Minn., Jan. 28, 1884. He settled on a farm in Otisco 
in 185e; served in the Tenth Minnesota Regt. In the civil war; was tho 
first judge of probate of Waseca county, 1857-60, and again held that 
office, 1870-S. [75.] 

CA;yFLei,D, Mannin F., druggist, b. in Rochester, N. Y., April 14, 1845; 
came to Minnesota in 1853; served in the First Minnesota Heavy Ar- 
tillery in the civil war; settled at Long Prairie in 1S82. [35.] 

Ca.\field, Thomas Hawley, b. in Arlington, Vt., in 182S; engaged in 
railway management; was influential in forming the Northern Pacific 
Railway Co., and in promoting its interests in Congress. He platted 
along its line in Minnesota tho towns of Kiml>erly, Aitkin, Brainerd, 
Motley, Aldrich, Wadena, Perbam, Audubon, Lake Park, Hawley, Glyn- 
don, and Moorhead; and later owned a farm ot 5,500 acres at Lake 
Park. [35; 176 (Feb., 1885'). 1 

CAKSon, Henky White, b. in Delhi, N. Y., Sept. 27, 1850; came to 
Minnesota in 1870, and the next year settled in Stillwater; organized 
the Lumberman's National Bank, and was its cashier and acting presi' 
Ident, 1871-84; was U. S. comptroller of the currency, 1884-6; president 
ol the Chase National Bank, New York City, 1886-1904, and later chair- 
man of its directors. [17; 40; 41.] 

Cassdelx, John A., settled on a farm near Rice Lake, Steele county, 
Minn.; served in the army in the civil war; later resided in Owatonna, 



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mercantile business; was treasurer of Steele county, 
1877-84. [72.1 

Cant, William Alkxasijkr, judge, b. in Weatfield, Wis., Dec. 23, 
1863; came to Minnesota in I8S1; was graduated at the State Normal 
Schoo! in St. Cloud, 1883; began the practice of law in Duluth, 1886: 
was a representative in the legislature, 1835; and has been judge in 
the Eleventh judicial district since 1897, 133; 24; 30.] 

Canteebury, James Rvi«)i.pii, b. in Ponieroy, Ohio, March 15, 1858; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1882; was connected with the fire depart- 
ment, 1883-95; has been its chief since 1900. t2e*; 88*1 85A*,] 

Cantwell, p., pion«er, b. in Ireland in 1825; came to the United 
States in 1848, and settled iu Le Sueur, Minn., in 1852, being one of 
the first settlers there; was a carpenter and wheelwright. [32.] 

Caxty, Tuojiar, Jurist, b, in London, England, April 25, 1854; came 
to the United States with his parents wh«n two years old ; settled in 
Minnea.polis In 1880, and was admitted to the bar the next year. In 
1891-4 he was judge in the Fourth judicial district, and in 1S94-1900 
was an associate justice of the Supreme Court of Minnesota. [17; 
22'; 23*; 24; 30; 84*; 137'.] 

Gapehabt, ArcuSTUs R., lawyer, h. in Georgia in 1836; settled in St. 
Paul ill 1856; practiced law and dealt in real estate; removed to 
Phoenix, Arizona, in 1905. [85; 89*; 241.] 

Cap.sek, Anthony, R. C. priest, b. in Bavaria, Gerniany, Feb. 27, 1841; 
d. in Collegeville, Minn., Sept. 24, 1898. He came to the United States 
when a child; entered the Benedictine order in 1862; came to Minne- 
sota in 1S65; was ordained a priest the next year; resided in St. Cloud, 
and engaged in missionary work; was a professor in St. John's Col- 
lege aeverai years. [132 (Sept., 1898').] 

Capser, Joseph, merchant, b. in Bavaria, March 5, 1833; came to 
the United States in 1S46, and to Minnesota in 1857, settling as a 
farmer near St. Joseph, Stearns county; removed in 1864 to Sauk Cen- 
ter, and engaged in mercantile business there many years; was a state 
senator in 1875-6, and a representative in the legislature, 1889. [18;, 
30; 31.] 

CARinNAL, Clememt, larmer, b. in St. Our, Canada, March 31, 1837; 
came to Minnesota "in 1850; for severai years engaged in the fur trade 
with the Indians; served in the Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the Indian 
war, 1862; settled in Centervllle, Anoka county, in 1863. [31.] 

Cardozo, Isaac N., b. in Richmond, Va., June 25, 1820; d. in St. Paul, 
Nov. 2, 1887, He was admitted to the bar in 1842; settled in St. Paul 
in 1857; was appointed U. S. commissioner in 1858 and held this posi- 
tion until his death. [237 (1).] 

Caret., Hubert Charle.s, b. in Olney, 111., Aug. 18, 1872; was grad- 
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there, lS95-a; assistant professor, 1898-1904, and later professor to 
1907; cbemist of the State Board of Health since 1900, residing in 
Minneapolis. [7 A.] 

Casey, Chables H., fa. ia Salisbury, Vt., May 23, 1856; came to Min- 
nesota in 1867; settled in Elmore, Faribault county, in 1SS3; was one 
of the proprietors of the Exchange Bank, and dealt in stock and hay, 
[39-1 

Caeet, Htibbahd, merchant, b. in Lake county, HI., in 1857; came 
with his parents to Minnesota when an infant; resides in Adams; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1909. 130*.] 

Cabby, Johis Richard, b. in Bangor, Maine, March 3, 1830; d. in 
Duluth, Minn., Aug. 25, 1905. He came to Minnesota with a New Eng- 
land colony In 1852; the plan of founding a town being abandoned, he 
remained two years in St. Paul; later went to tie head of Lake Supe- 
rior, and settled on the site of Dulutli; was judge of probate four years, 
and register in tlie U. S. land offlce, and U. S. commissioner; was city 
justice of Duluth in 1873. [20; 33*; 27*; 28, XII; 174*.] 

Cabqiu,, Samuel D., b. on Long Island about 1848; d. in West Baden, 
Ind., March IB, 1903. He settled in Minneapolis in 1888; was presi- 
dent of the Cargill Elevator Company, and had many other financial 
interests. [337 (38-).] 

Cabiveau, F. a., grocer, b. in Canada in 1835; came to St. Paul in 
1856; was first lieutenant and afterward captain in the Fifth Minne- 
sota Begt. in the civil war; afterward opened a grocery in St. Paul, 
I6S.] 
. Cam, Maithew S,, banker, b. in Ontario, Canada; came to Minne- 
sota in 1892, settling at Clara City, where he organized a state bank 
the same year, and has since been its cashier; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1905. [30*.] 

Cable, Fkask Austin, journalist, b. in Spencerport, N, Y., July 21, 
1851; was graduated at the University of Michigan, 1874; was man- 
aging editor of the Pioneer Press, St. Paul, 18S0-9; editorial writer' 
for the Minneapolis Tribune since 1901. [17; 24.] 

Cableton, Fbank Hekby, lawyer, b. in Newport, N. H., Oct. 8, 1849; 
was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1872; came to Minneapolis and 
engaged in newspaper work; after studying law in St, Paul, and acting 
as secretary to Gov. Plllsbury, he settled in Minneapolis in 1882, [3*; 
22*, 23*, 2e*, S5A», 90*] 

Carllt, Jvmes a, lawver, b. in Oronoco, Minn., in 1870; was grad- 
uated In law at the Unnerslty of Minnesota, 1904; was attorney for 
Wabasha county eight years; resides In Plainview; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature In 1909. [30*,] 

Carli, Chbistophls, pioneer physician, son of an Italian merchant, 
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iov. 6, 1887. He came to the United States in 1S32, aod 
! Minnesota in 1&41, Witb Major Josepli R, Brown, in 
r ot that year, he tuilt the first log house on the present 
site of Stillwater. He practiced among the Indians and early settlers 
fn a territory of more than a hundred miles radius; and opened the 
first drug store and the first bank iu Stillwater, [18; 40; 41; 42,] 

Cabli, Lydia Axs Brown, b, near Lancaster, Pa,, March 13, 1818; d. 
in Stillwater, Minn,, Aug. 11, 1905. She married Paul Carli in 1834; 
came with him to the St, Crois valley in 1841, being the first white 
woman in that region. In 1846 lier husband was drowned. The aext 
year she married her brother-in-law, Dr, Christopher Carli; was 
mother of twelve children, and was noted for her hospitality, courage, 
and piety. [40; 41; 42; 176 (June, 1902*); 237 (5),] 

Carli, Palii,, pione«r, b. in Italy, July 25, 1805; was drowned in Lake 
St, Croii, near his home in Afton, Minn., in 1846. He married Lydia 
Ann Brown, sister ot Joseph R. Brown, in 1834; settled in Afton in 
1841, [41.] 

Caklson, a. J„ miller, b. in Sweden, April 20, 1837; d, at East Union, 
Minn., March 20, 1909. He came to the United States in 1854, and to 
Minnesota in 1860; served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt, in the Indian 
and civil wars; resided in San Francisco township. Carver county. 
[32; 237 (51*),] 

Cablsok, C. J,, banker, b. near Cokato, Minn,, Aug. 23, 1870; was 
postmaster there, 1S94-98; cashier of the Farmers' and Merchants' 
Bank of Cokato; was a representative in the legislature in 1909. [30*,] 
Caklson, Carl Albeet, merchant, b. at Marine Mills, Minn., Sept 5, 
1866; settled in Minneapolis in 1887, and engaged in grocery business; 
was a representative in the state legislature in 1893. [30.] 

Carlson, Carl J., Lutheran clergyman, b, in Sweden, May 13, 1849; 
came to the United States in 1871; studied at Augustana College and 
Seminary, Rock island, 111,, and was ordained in 1880; was pastor in 
South Dakota, and since 1889 in St. Paul, Minn. [148; 169.] 

Cakt.son, Frank A„ farmer, b. at Taylor's Falls, Minn., in 1863; set- 
tled in Litchfield; was a representative in the legislature in 1903-05. 
[30*.] 

Carlson, John M., building contractor, b. in Sweden, Nov. 29, 1841; 
came to the United States when twenty-flve years old, and to St. Paul 
two years iater, where he constructed many important buildings. [25; 
169.] 

Carlson, John S., educator, b. in Frodenge, Sweden, Nov. 8, 1857 ; 
came to the United States when a child; was graduated at Augustana 
College, Rock Island, in 1885; was professor of history in Guatavus 
Adolphua College, St. Peter, Minn., 1887-98; and professor of Scan- 
dinavian languages in the University of Minnesota, 1899-1907. [127 
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CABLaTaow, Jons Alfreo, Lutlieran clergyma.n, b. in Smaland, Swe- 
den, Oct. 3, 1857; came to the United States in 1886; was graduated 
from the theological department of Augustana College, Rock Island, 
in 1889; was pastor at St Cloud, Minn, [169.] 

Cabi.tok, Frank C, b. at Black Earth, Wis,, in 1855; came to Min- 
nesota while an infant; was superintendent o( schools for Steele 
county, and in 1907 was a representative in the legislature. [30*.] 

Carney, Patbick H., b. near Clones, Ireland, Jan, 18, 1838; came to 
the United States in 1S44, and to Minnesota in 1866; settled in Man- 
kato in 1871; engaged in wholesale liqnor business, and after 1890 
was manager of the Standard Cement works. [83*.] 

Cabsihas, a, J,, b, in New Brunswick, April 13, 1S38; came to Min- 
nesota in 1855; settled on a farm on the site of Benson, 1870; was 
sheriff of Swift county several years. [33,] 

Cabpentee, Clabekce Palmeb, journalist and lawyer, b. in Easttord, 
Conn., Feb. 4, 1853; came with his parents to Minnesota in 1855; 
worked at the printing trade and farming. In 1884 he established the 
Dakota County Tribune in Farmington; was admitted to the bar in 
1890; and in 1895 purchased the Northfield Independent. [32*; 24; 
25; 174*,] 

Caepbster, Fbto Warner, lawyer, b, in Sauk Center, Minn,, Dec. 12, 
1873; was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1897; 
practiced in San Francisco, 1897-99; was secretary to Governor Taft 
in the Philippine Islands; was appointed his private secretary when 
he became president, and held this position until June, 1910; was then 
appointed U, S. minister to Morocco. [17; 237 (54*, 63*) ; 241,] 

Cakfenter, Georhe CrxoFTUs, merchant, b. in Columbia county. Wis., 
March 22, 1855; settled at Buffalo, Minn,, in 1886; was sheriff of 
Wright county, 1802-6; has been a state senator since 1907, [24; 30*.] 

Carpenter, NiiJis, banker, b. in New York in 1825; came to Minne- 
sota in 1856; settled in Rushford; was county auditor six years; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1858 and 1873. [30.] 

Cabpet^tek, S, p., b. in Washtenaw county, Mich., June 1, 1835; set- 
tled in Sauk Rapids, Minn., in 1871, and engaged In hotel business nine 
years; was sheriff of Benton county, 1874-8, and was afterward clerk 
of the district court. [31.] 

Cahpektee, Warren, Sr,, pioneer, b, in Poxborough, Mass., June 27, 
1817; d. in St. Paul, Dec, 39, 1886. He settled in St. Paul in 1858, and 
engaged In real estate business, [238 (Dec. 30, 1886),] 

Carm.\teh, Wili.et, pioneer, b. near Elmlra, N, Y., Dec. 14, 1830; d. 
in Winona, Minn., April 30, 1890. He settled there in 1854; engaged 
in real estate and railroad business. [78.] 

Carrier, AuwusTrs H., clergyman, b. in Hartford county, Conn.; was 
graduated at Yale College, 1851; studied at Andover Seminary; was 



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ordained by a Congregational Council, 185fi; supplied Plymouth 
Cburch, Minneapolis, one year, and was [lastor of the First Presby- 
terian church there, 1S67-71 ; later was pastor at Erie, Pa., Indianapolis, 
Ind., and Santa Barbara, Cal. [154A.1 

Cabringto^-, Georce L., b. in Connecticut, April 21, 1838; d. In Albert 
Lea, Minn., Nov. 27, 1900. He settled in Albert Lea in 1896, was pres- 
ident of the electric light company, and engaged in real estate and 
other business. [237 (11*).] 

CABRirrHERS, Mrw. Hii;!.K\ Mak, h. in Waukesha, Wis., Aug. 2", 1S43; 
was married to James Carrothers, a carpenter. In 1856, and with him 
came to Winona, Minn., the same year. In 185S they removed to a 
farm in Renville county, and at the time of the Indian outbreak, in 
1882, Mrs. Carrothers and her two yoving children were takeii captives. 
After great sufferings and danger they escaped and reached tlie white 
soldiers. In 1896 she was married to Lemon Howard Tarble, and re- 
sided near Dodge Center. [241.] 

CAKso:i, At,EXA\i»:ii N,, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Tennessee in 
1848; d. in San Francisco, Cal., Dec, 1899. He was ordained to the 
ministry in Ohio; was pastor in St. Paul, 1892-5, and later in New 
Jersey and California. [154*; 238 (Dec. 20, 1899*).! 

Cakteb, TirKoiwHK G., b. in Allegany county. N. Y„ Feb., 1832; came 
to Minnesota in 1856; two years later settled in St. Peter, and was 
cashier in a hanU; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of captain ; afterward engaged in real estate 
and insurance business. [32.] 

CARVtyt, Hk\ky I,ai)», b. at Nunda, N. Y., Sept. fi, 18;iO; d. at Lake 
Minnetonka, Minn., Aug. 9, 1893. He was educated at the Pougbkeep- 
sie law school; was admitted to the bar in 1854; settled in St. Paul 
the same year; was a representative in the legislature, 1861-2; served 
In the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
lieutenant colonel, [28, VIH; 68; 93; 94; 121; 124; 156; 159; 163.] 

Cabvbk, Jonathan, explorer, b. in Stillwater, now Canterbury, Conn., 
in 1732; d. in London, England, Jan. 31, 1780. He commanded a com- 
pany iu the French war, and in 1763, when the treaty of peace was 
declared, he resolved to explore the newly acquired possessions of 
Great Britain in the Northwest. In 1766 he traveled from Boston to 
the upper Mississippi river, and spent the ensuing winter with the 
Sioux on the Minnesota river in the vicinity of the site of New Ulm, 
On his return, according to statements published after his death, be 
negotiated a treaty. May 1, 1767, al Carver's cave, in the east edge of 
the present city of St. Paul, by which two Sioux chiefs granted to him 
a large tract of land on the east side of the Mississippi, extending 
from the Falls of St. Anthony to the south end of lake Pepin. This 
purported grant was investigated in 1823 by a committee of Congress, 
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Uaited States. Carver continued his esplorations by a canoe journey 
along the north and east coast of lake Superior. He returned to Bos- 
ton in October, 1768; soon sailed to England, and spent the remainder 
of hie life in London, publishing Travels tbrough the Interior Parts 
of North America (1778) and A Treatise on the Culture of the To- 
bacco Plant (1779). [1*; 3*; 4; 3S, I', II*, IV*; 107; 108; 109*; 114*; 
176 (Aug., 1896*).] 

Cabves, O. F., b. In Genesee county, N. Y., in 1830; came to St. Paul 
in 1858, and engaged in teaching and bookkeeping; settled in St. 
Cloud in 1870; was manager of a lumber yard and flouring mill at 
Sauk Center, 1870-4; and afterward was employed in McClurB's Bank 
in St. Cloud. [31.] 

Case,. Chkistopheb Francis, journalist, b. in Soutli Manciiester, 
Conn., Nov. 1, 1839; was graduated at the University of Michigan, 
1868; came to Minnesota in 1874, settling in Marshall, and edited the 
Marshall Messenger until 1883; published a history of L-yon county, 
1SS2, and the Lyon County Reporter since 1890. [22*; 34; 32.] 

Case, Emanuel, pioneer, b. in New York; d, in Minneapolis, Aug. 4, 
1871. He came to Minnesota in ISoI; owned a store in St. Anthony, 
and later took a claim on (he site of Minneapolis; was president of 
the company that built the first bridge across the Mississippi river. 
[59; 157*.] 

Case, Geobue E., b. in Manciiester, Micii., April, 1841; came with his 
parents to Minnesota in 1851; served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt., 
1862-5, attaining the rank of captain; engaged in farming and rail- 
road building; resided at Kasota; was a state senator in 1881. [32.] 

Case, J. A., b. in 1833; d. in St. Paul, May, 1896. He settled in St. 
Paul in 1853, and engaged in surveying and civil engineering. [237 
(11).] 

Case, John Hioley, lawyer, was graduated at Yale in 1855; came 
to Faribault in 1858; was a state senator in 1871. [18*.] 

Case, Sweet W., b. in New York, March 31, 1820; came ,with his 
father to Minnesota in 1S51; settled in Minneapolis in 1861; was clerk 
of court in Hennepin county many years. [59; 60; 166A*.] 

Case, Wai.tes Li'max, lawyer, b, in Wilson, N. Y., April 33, 1863; 
was graduated at Wilson Collegiate Institute, 1884; came to Minne- 
sota in 1893, settling at Duluth; removed to Cloquet in 1897; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1907 [24, 25; 30*; 111.] 

Casey, Thomas, educator, b m Rochester, N Y., Oct. 27, 1855; was 
graduated at Northern Indiana Norma! School, Valparaiso, 18S2; en- 
gaged jn teaching in Crookiton and other Minnesota towns after 1883; 
was superintendent of schools for Polk county, 1901-09, residing in 
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Cash, Dasiel Gilbert, lawyer, b. in GleTeiafld, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1S43; 
served through the civil war in the 27lh Michigan Regt., attaining the 
rank of major; settled In Duiuth in 1870. [23*; 25.] 

Cabhman, Thomas E., Id. near Owatonna, Minn., Sept. 2, 1871; is 
manager of the Clinton Falls Nursery Company; has been a state 
senator since 1907; resides in Owatonna. [34; 25; 30*; 70A*.] 

Cass, John L., JournaUst, b. in Richmond, "Wis., April 14, 1851; came 
with his parents to Minnesota In 1864; settled at Lake Benton in 1879, 
and was admitted to the bar the next year; after 1887 published the 
Lake Benton News. 134.] 

Cass, Lewis, statesman, b. In Exeter, N. H., Oct. 9, 1782; d. in De- 
troit, Mich., June 17, lSfi6. He was admitted to the bar in 1803 in 
Ohio; served in the war of 1812, attaining the rank of brigadier gen- 
eral; was governor of the territory of Michigan; negotiated twenty- 
two treaties with Indian tribes; in 1820 led an expedition to explore 
the headwaters of the Mississippi; became secretary of war in Presi- 
dent Jackson's cabinet in 1831; was minister to France; was Dem- 
ocratic candidate for U, S. president; was secretary of state in Presi- 
dent Buchanan's cabinet; was TJ. S. senator twelve years. Cass lake 
and Cass county In this state are named in his honor. [1*; 28, VII*; 
114'; 238 (June 20, 1866).] 

Cabseday, Jotis J,, served in the Second Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war; resided in Rochester, Minn., after 1866, where he estab 
lished the Casseday Marble Works. [237 (27*).] 

CASTi.]f,, Hensy, b. in England in 1858; came to the United States 
with his parents in 1863; came to Minnesota in 1872, settled at Elk 
River, and was register of deeds and clerk of the district court. [31,] 

Castle, Henry Anson, journalist, b. near Quincy, 111., Aug. 22, 1841 ; 
was graduated at McKendree College, 111., 1862; joined the 73d Illinois 
Regt. as a private, and was promoted, before the close of the civil war, 
to the rank of captain In the 137th Illinois Regt. In 1866 he came to 
St. Paul; was a representative in the legislature in 1S73; adjutant 
general of the state, 1875-6; editor of the St. Paul Dispatch, 1876-M5; 
state oil inspector, 1883-6; postmaster of St. Paul, 1892-96; and auditor 
of the V. 8. Post Office Department, 1897-1903, [17; 20*; 23; 24; 27*; 
39; 30; 93*; 95*; 98*; 155*; 176 (March, 1888*).] 

Castle, James Nathak, congressman and lawyer, b. in Shefford, 
Canada, May 23, 1836; d. in Stillwater, Minn., Jan. 2, 1903. He came 
to Minnesota in 1861; was admitted to the bar in St. Paul in 1865; 
settled in Stillwater; was a state senator, 1869-70 and 1879; was a 
representative in Congress, 1891-3. [10; 30; 40; 41; 137; 237 (28*).] 
Caswell, Abthdb A., b. in Anoka, Minn., Sept. 30, 1867; published 
the Anoka Herald, 1889-92; was editor of the Princeton Union six 
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Spanish war; resided in Anoka after 1901, and baa beea county audi- 
tor since 1904. [24; 43'.] 

CiSWELL, iKYiKft A., iournallBt, &. In Anoka county, Minn., Feb. 25, 
1870; owned and published the Anoka Herald, 1892-1901; was post- 
master at Anoka, 1901-4; was graduated in law at the University of 
Minnesota, 1904; .clerk of the Supreme Court since 1909. [30*; 43; 
127A*; 338 (Dec. 16, 1893*).] 

Caswell, Nathan C, pioneer, b. in Canada, Aug. 28, 1835; d. In 
Litchfield, Minn., April 20, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1855; built 
the first house in Meeker county the same year; founded tlie town 
of Manannah; engaged in hunting, trapping and farming. [35; 237 
(35).] 

Caswjsli,, Mrs. Sahati M., b. in New York, May 31, 1827; d. in Red- 
wood Palis, Minn., Feb. 22, 1901. She married Daniel Caswell in 1848, 
and came with him in J8S2 to Minnesota, where they founded the town 
of Le Roy. After ber husband's death she resided on a farm several 
years, and in 1884 removed to Redwood Falls. [337 (14).] 

Gates, Abraham: Bakkeb, physician, b. in East Vassalboro, Maine, 
May 12, 1854; was graduated at Colby College, 1874, and Harvard Med- 
ical School, 1880; came to Minnesota in 1881, settling in Minneapolis; 
professor of obstetrics. University of Minnesota, since 1888. [34; 
85A,] 

Cathcakt, Alexander H., merchant, b. in Toronto, Canada, July 24, 
1820; d. in St. Paul, Oct. 3, 1899. He settled in St. Paul in 1850, and 
engaged in dry goods business. [28, IX; 29; 94; 237 (9*); 238 (Oct. 
4, 1899').] 

Cathcart, John- .W., b. abbut 1829, in Toronto, Canada; was 
killed by guerrillas near Vickeburg, Miss., April 11, 1864. He settled 
in St. Paul in 1851, and engaged in dry goods business. Later he 
leased a plantation in the South. [38, IV; 29; 94.7 

Cathbrwooj>, Samuel D., lawyer, b. in Sumner, Minn., Nov, 12, 1859; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1883; was admitted to 
the bar in 1888; practiced law in Austin, and was attorney of Mower 
county, 1893-99. [24; 79*,] 

Catlin, Fbeiiehick M., lawyer, b. in Erie, Pa., in 1869; was gradu- 
ated at Cornell University, 1882; was admitted to the bar two years 
later; settled in St. Paul in 1884. [24; 93; 93A.I 

Catli.\, Geokce, artist, b. in Wilkesbarre, Pa., July 36, 1798; d. in 
Jersey City, N. J., Dec. 23, 1872. He traveled extensively in both 
Europe and America, painting and exhibiting portraits of Indians, pic- 
tures of hunting scenes, etc. He visited Fort Snelllng and explored 
Minnesota, 1835-36. [1; 4; 114*,] 

Caulpiei.d, John, b. in Castine, Maine, May, 1854 ; came to St. Paul 
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Paul water department after 1S70; secr-etary of the board of water 
works since 1874. [25; 98*; 100; 237 (36*).] 

Cavalier, Chaklks T., known as the "Father ot Pembina," b. in 
Springfield, Ohio, March 6, 181S; d. in Pembina, N. D., Aug. 2, 1902. 
He came to Minnesota in 1841; settled at Red Rock, near St. Paul;, 
in 1845 opened the first harness shop in that city, and later, in com- 
pany with Dr, Dewey, the first drug store; was territorial librarian, 
1849-50; became collector of customs for this district; with headquar- 
ters at Pembina, and removed there in 1851; afterward engaged in 
trade with the Indians, being associated with Commodore Kittson in 
an extensive fur trade. He laid out the original plat tor the town of 
Pembina, and was the first postmaster there. Cavalier county in 
North Dakota was named for him. [237 (19); 241.] 

Cavallin-, J. O., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Sweden, Nov. 25, 1844; 
came to the United Stat-es with his mother in 1863, and lived in Min- 
nesota; was graduated at Augustana College, 1870; was ordained, and 
alter 18S0 resided in Moorhead; was president of Hope Academy. 
[35; 54; 169.] 

Cavanacch, Denms, pioneer, b. in St. Thomas, Ont., Dec. 3, 1838; 
d. in Faribault, Minn., Dec. 11, 1909. He came with his parents to 
Faribault in 1856; served in the Tenth Minnesota R«gt. in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of captain; engaged in milling, and after 1871 
owned a hardware store. [24; 70; 70A; 121; 237 (56*).] 

CflVANArGii, Jamks M., lawyer and congressman, b, in Springfield, 
Mass., in 1823; d. in Leadville, Colorado, in 1879. He settled in Min- 
nesota in 18S4, and was this state's first representative in Congress, 
1858-9; the next year removed from the state; was active in national 
politics. [10; 237 (1).] 

Cavesdeh, Abrasi Holmks, pioneer, b. in Hancock, N. H., July 22, 
1815; d. in St. Paul, June 16, 1906. He settled in St. Paul in 1848, and 
engaged In blacksmlthing and wagonraaking thirty-three years. [28, 
IV; 94; 237 (6, 22*); 238 (June 2, 1895*),] 

C A VTON,, Edward W., b. in Providence, R. 1., Jan. 11, 1859; settled 
in Minneapolis in 1876; joined the fire department in 1881, and was 
promoted to a captaincy in 1885. [88*.] 

Cederstam, Petek a., Lutheran clergyman b in Sweden Feb. 19, 
1830; came to the United State'- n 1853 and to M nnet,ota two years 
later, being the first Swedish Lutheian minister in this state; resided 
in St Peter, Vasa, Duluth, and other plates and m 18^4 settled in 
Stockholm, Wright county, [ul ] 

Cbsander, G. M., educator b m Sweden in ISh' came to the United 
States in 1869 with his parents, who settled in Rockport, 11!.; removed 
to Minnesota, and studied at Qustavus Adolphus College; was super- 
intendent of schools of Sibley county^ 1894-1906, residing in Winthrop; 
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Chabboubh, CnABLES Hbshy, banker, b. in Sanford Maine No\ 8 
1831; d. May 5, 1900. He came to Minnesota in ISbO settling at first 
in Rochester, but in 1887 removed to Minneapolis havi g m both of 
these cities large banking interests. [19*; 8&A.] 

Chadbouhs, Nathaniei,, b. in Maine, Dee. 16, 182b d m Blue Earth 
City, Minn., Nov. 3, 1901. He settled there in 1869 was president ot 
the City Bank of Chadbourn Bros. [237 (19).I 

CHAnnouBN, WiHJAM HoBBS, Jr., civil engineer b in Nasbville 
Tenn., Oct 17, 1865; was graduated at the Massachusetts Inatitute of 
Tecbnology, 1SS6; engaged in railway engineering; s nee lt06 chief en 
gmeer of the Cticago Great Western railway, residing in St Paul 
[17.] 

Chadboxibnb, C. H., farmer, b. near Lexington, Mass Jine 1 ISil 
came to Minnesota in 1855, and settled in Baldwin Sherburne county 
the nest year, being one of its first settlers; was a rei esentat \e in 
tie state legislature in 1874; removed to Princeton in 1890; took 
charge of a creamery until 1S99, when he was appointed a state dairy 
Inspector. [31; 41; 237 <13*).I 

Chadderdon, Joseph, judge, b. in Middlehnrgh, N. Y., May 19, 1845; 
d. in Redwood Falls, Minn., July 1, 1902, He came Vith his parents 
to Minnesota in 1854; was admitted to the bar in 186S; resided in 
Jordan; was a representative in tiie legislature, 1872-5; settled in 
Redwood Fails in 1894, and was Judge of the municipal court. [30; 
32; 237 (19).] 

Chadwick, Miles B,, lawyer, b. near Franklin, Pa., in 1843; was 
graduated at Allegheny College, Pa., in 1867, and at the Ohio 'Law Col- 
lege, in 1869; settled In Owatonna, Minn., the next year; was county 
auditor four terms after 1878; was clerk of the state legislature, 1874-5. 
[72.] 

Chaffee, J.ymes Fhanki.i-n, M. E. clergyman, b. in Attica, N, Y., Nov. 
5, 1827; d. in Pasadena, Cal., Dec. 6, 1911. He entered tte ministry 
wben less tlian twentynine years of age; caime to Minnesota in 1857, 
and was pastor in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Duluth, etc.; was presiding 
elder of the Minneapolis and St. Paul district five years. [58; 84*; 
241.] 

Chilimam bAMLEL A educator h n Sweden Kos 18 1867; came 
to the United States with lis parents when a tew months old; was 
graduated at Augustana College Rock Island lil m 188b; after 1893 
was superintendent of schools in Detroit Minn and m Montevideo; 
now state school inspector residing in Minneapolis ['6* 169,] 

Ch^lmilRS William pioneer b in Ottawa Canada Dec 8,1828; set- 
tled m Stillwater; was one of the organizers of the St. Crois Lumber 
Co., and later became its president; retired in 1903. [42*.] 

Chambeblais, Dan T., lawyer, b. in Wayne county, N. Y., June 18, 
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uated at Albany law scbool, 1874; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1879; publisiied the Hastings News, and later the Hastings 
News Era; removed to Michigan in 1886, and practiced law in Mus- 
kegon. [30; 4S.] 

Ohambeblain, Fbaxcts a,, banker, b. in Bangor, Maine, April 20, 
185?; came to Red Wing, Minn., when a child; studied two years at 
the University of Minnesota; is president of the Security National 
Bank of Minneapolis. [85A*; 12TA.*] 

Chameeklas.n, George C, b. in Newbury, Vt, Feb. 24, 1837; served 
in the Ninth Vermont Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 
1S6G; published the Jackson Republic eleven, years; was county audi- 
tor two years, and. also served in the legislature; became half owner 
of the Maiiitato Free Press in 1881. [32.] 

Chamqerlai:^, Howaho Boardmax, lawyer, b. in Cleveland, Ohio, in 
1860; settled in Minneapolis in 1903; was a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1905. [30*.] 

CiiAMnEHi.Ai?), Jacob Smebbil, Episcopal clergyman, b. in Buffalo, N. 
y., Jan. 16, 1820; d, in Illinois, Sept. 10, 1900. He came to Minnesota 
in 1852, and resided in this state until 1864, doing missionary work 
and building churches. [157.] 

CiiAM[(EKi.Ai_\, Leos T.. lawyer, b. in Clyde, N. Y., April 3, 1862; 
came with his parents to Minnesota in 1864, and resided in Hastings; 
was educated at the University of Minnesota, 1881. and the St. Louis 
Law Sckool, 1SS5; settled In St. Paul in 1887; was city attorney, 
1893-5; assistant counsel. Northern Pacific Railway Co., 1895-1910; re- 
moved to Los Angeles, Cal. [24; 25; 93; 238 (March 11, 1893).] 

Chamdeblaln, Sbi.aii, contractor, b. in Brattleboro, Vt., May 4, 1812; 
d. in 1878. He constructed railroads in Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, 
and Wisconsin. The bonds taken by him and others in payment for 
railroads partially built in Minnesota were repudiated by the vote of 
the people of the state, Nov. 6, 1860; but the claims were compromised, 
in 1882, by the payment of half their amount. He aided in the con- 
solidation of the lines composing the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
railway system. [1.] 

Chambebijn, Geokc.b Campbell, lournalist, b. in Newbury, Vt., Feb. 
24, 1837; d. in Bradford, Vt, Nov. 8, 1896. He served in the Ninth 
Vermont Regt,, 1862-5, attaining the rank of adjutant; settled in Jack- 
son, Minn., in 1866, where he published the Jackson Republican, 1870- 
81; was county auditor one term, and a representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1871-3; removed to Wells River, Vt, in 1S93. [155*.] 

Chambbblin, Jeiiiel Weston, physician, b, in Rock Falls, Wis., Oct. 
28, 1857; studied his profession at Rush Medical College, and subse- 
quently in Europe; settled in St. Paul in 1884, He devotes his atten- 
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Chambeelix, M. C. journalist, b. in Genesee county, N. Y., Sept, 20, 
1826; settled in Lac qui Parle. Minn., in 1874, and four years later 
atarted the Lac quI Parle Independent. [32,] 

Chambers, Alexander, farmer, h. in Argyle, N. Y., Aug. 8, 1803; A. 
in Owatonaa, Minn., May, IS, 1S76. He came to Minnesota !n 18&9, 
settling in Owatonna; was commisaioned a brigadier general in the 
state militia by Governor Ramsey; was president ol the State Agri- 
cultural Society in 1868. ' [166A*.] 

Chambers, Carlos Loan, phyaicianj b. in Freeport, 111., April~12, 1858; 
d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 6, 1904. He came with his parents to Mantor- 
villB, Mian., when nine years old; was graduated at Carletbn College, 
1881, and Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1883; practiced in Canby, 
and after 1892 in Kasson. {24; 50*.] 

Ckambehs, Claeke, farmer, b. in EUicottville, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1839; 
came to Minnesota in 1859, settling in Owatonna; was sheriff of 
Steele county, 1876-83; member of the board of managers of the State 
Agricultural Society, 1882-97. [166A*.] 

Chambers, George W., lumberman, b. in Muscatine, Iowa, in 1849; 
d. in Shakopee, Minn., June 28, 1898. He settled in Stillwater, Minn., 
in 18T9, and resided there until a few weeks before his death. [Ifi7 
(July 1, 1898).] 

Chambers, Julius, journalist, b. in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1850; 
was graduated at Cornell University, 1870; made a canoe expedition 
to Lake Itasca in 1872; resides in New York City; author of many 
books, one being "The Mississippi River" (308 pages, 1910), and arti- 
cles in magazines and newspapers. [17; 28, VII*.] 

Chambers, Masshaij,, b. in Muscatine. Iowa, Nov., 1847; had charge 
of a lumber mlU in Lakeland, Minn., nine years; later was inspector 
of lumber for the Minneapolis district. [167 (Aug. 11, 1893).] 

Champlik, Bzha T., farmer, b. In Ferrisburg, Vt., April 2, 1839; came 
to Minnesota in 1860; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of captain; was a representative In the leg- 
islature In 1875, 1887, and 1891, being speaker of the House in 1891; 
resides at Vernon Center, Blue Earth county. [24; 32; 46.] 

Chanulee, Gilbert, b, in Garland, Maine, March 3, 1824; came to 
Minnesota in 1869; ten years later settled on a farm in Richfleld, 
Hennepin county; was a representative in the legislature three terms. 
[60*.] 

Chandler, James 0., merchant, b. in Dexter. Maine, Sept. 21, 1837; 
d, in Janesville, Minn., Dec. 21, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1857; 
served as paymaster's clerk in the U. S. army, 1863-5; settled in Janes- 
ville, Waseca county, in 1866; was a repreeentative in the legislature 
in 1S7S. [30; 75; 237 (48),] 



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Chanlii-er. Jons A., b. in 1S31; d. in SL Paul, March 31, 1902. He 
was continuously in the service of tiie Chicago, Milwaukee and SI. Paul 
railway forty-nine years, and for more than thirty years was Its gen- 
eral agent. He resided in St. Paul after 1870, [237 (19*).] 

Chanm.eb, Joseph, Congregational clergyman, b. in Woodstock, 
Conn,, Aug. 12, 1819; d. at St. Anthony Park, Minn., July 27, 1892. 
He was graduated at Yale College in 1842; was ordained to the min- 
istry in 1846; was pastor in Gleocoe, Minn., 1S76-81; and later at St. 
Cloud and Lakeland; resided in St. Anthony Park after 1891. [144; 
179 (Aug, 5, 1892).] 

CHANni.ER. Martin Spencer, b. in Jamestown, N. Y., Feb. 14, 1824; 
d. Feb. 24, 1893. He came to Minnesota in 1856, and opened a farm at 
Pine Island; was sheriff of Goodhue county for more than twenty 
years. [18; 29; 41; 54; 56.] 

Chaney, JosiAH Bloikiet, librarian, b. in Falmouth, Maine, Oct. 16, 
1828; d. in St, Paul, June 11, 1908. He followed the printer's trade 
after 1841; came to Minnesota in 1858, settling at St, Anthony; served- 
in the second company of Minnesota sharpshootera, allied with the 
First Minnesota Regt., 1861-2; resided In St. Paul after 1864; was a 
member of the city school board, 1872-75; was assistant librarian of 
the Minnesota Historical Society after May, 1S87, having charge of Its 
extensive newspaper department. [25; 28, XH*; 68; 190; 237 {51*1; 
238 (April 28, 1895*).] 

Chaney, Lijcian West, Congregational clergyman, b. in Barnard, Vt., 
Oct. 16, 1822; d. in Dundas, Minn., Jan. 13, 1900. He was graduated 
at the University of Vermont, 1844, and later studied at Andover The- 
ological Seminary; was pastor in Mankato, Minn,, 1872-81, and after- 
ward In Waseca and other towns. [83; 144; 190.] 

Chanev, LiiciAN West, Jk,, educator, b. in Heuvelton, N. Y., .Tune 
2b, 1857; was graduated at Carleton College, 1878; taught in Mankato 
and Faribault; superintendent of schools in Glencoe two years; pro- 
fessor of biology and geology in Carleton College, 1882-1907; explored 
in the Rocky Mountains, Montana, where Chaney glacier is named for 
him; removed to Oberlin, Ohio; author of numerous scientific papers. 
[1; 4; 7A; 17; 24; 70A; 128 (1); 190*,] 

Chapel, Chasles E., b. in Rock county. Wis,, Aug. 6, 1843; came 
with his parents to Winnebago City,, Minn,, in 1856; served in the 
Fifth Minnesota Regt, 1862-5; was sergeant-at-arms of the state sen- 
ate, 1871, and janitor of the state capltol, 1872-85; then became mili- 
tary storekeeper of Minnesota, and later was sheriff of Ramsey county; 
removed to Forest Lake; custodian of the old capltol, 1911-12. [30; 
51"; 95*.] 

Chaptn, Natiiak Colton, Congregational clergyman, b. in Hartford, 
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uated at Yale College, 1844, and Union Theological Seminary, 1S49; 
came to Minnesota In 1871; was pastor in Faribault and Rochester. 
[144.] 

Chapman, CiiAEi,es A., b. in Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 14, 1S33; was 
graduated from the engineering department of Harvard College, 1S56; 
settled In Mankato, Minn., in 1857; lj«came county auditor in 1862; 
engaged in real estate and insurance business after 1874. [32; 45*; 
46; 83*.] 

Chapmas, J. U. C, farmer and merchant, b. in New Yorlt in 1813; 
cam© to Minnesota, in 1856; settled in he Sueur county; was a state 
senator, 4887-9. [30; 33.] 

Chapmak, Wiixis a., journalist, b. in Coles county, IH., Sept. 19, 
1853; settled in St. James, Minn., in 1877, and established the St. 
James Journal. [34.] 

Chabij!s, TnoMAs C„ farmer, b. in New York in 1837; came to Min- 
nesota In 1868; settled at South Bend, Blue Earth connty; was a rep- 
resentative In the legislature in 1873. [30.] 

Chase, Aabon M., b. in Washington county, Maine, April 7, 1S13; d. 
at Taylor's Palls, Minn., Sept., 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1848; 
engaged in lumbering at Taylor's Palls, and after 1866 was manager 
of the St. Croix Dam company. [40; 41; 167 (Sept. 9, 1892).] 

CiiASB, Charles E., merchant and miller, b. in Lincoln county, 
Maine, May 14, 1846; came to Minnesota in 1870, and settled in Anoka 
the next year. [25; 31; 43.] 

Chase, E. W., b. in Haverhill, Mass., Pel). 20, 1820; d. in Richfield, 
Minn., June 12, 1SS3. He came to Minneapolis in 1867, and two years 
later removed to St. Paul; was secretary of the Young Men's Christian 
Association, 1869-76, and afterward was secretary of the St. Paul Re- 
lief Society. [238 (June 14, 3883).] 

Chase, John Gale, farmer, b. in Alexandria, N. H., July 8, 1828; 
settled in Canisteo, Dodge county, Minn., lu 1864; was county treas- 
urer, 1882-6. [49.] 

Chase, Jonathak, lumberman, b. in Sebec, Maine, Jan. 1, 1819; d. 
in Minneapolis, Peb. 2, 1904. He came to Minnesota In 1855, and en- 
gaged in the lumber business on Rum river; later owned an Interest 
in the large mills at Gull river, Cass county. He resided in Minne- 
apolis. [31; 60; 237 (20*, 35).] 

Chase, Josiah Hook, b. in Kingston, N. H., Sept. 15, 1830; came to 
Minnesota in 1856; settled in Minneapolis the same year, and was 
the first merchant on the west side of the river. [88*.] 

Chasb, Kelsey D., b. in Little Valley, N. Y., Dec. 1, 1841; came to 
Minnesota in 1860; served in the Second Minnesota Regt during the 
civil war; engaged in mercantile business, real estate, and railway 
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iia, Duiuth, CrooivStoii, and since J887 in Faribault; was president of 
the Duiuth, Missabe and Nortliern Railway Co., 1890-3; president of 
tile Chase State Bank in Faribault [24; 25; 70A.] 

Chase, Kei^et STir.r.itAx, banker, b. in Crookaton, Minn., April IS, 
1878; was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1903; 
caahiep of the Chase State bank, Faribault, since 1905; appointed 
Stat* superintendent :f banks, 1910. [30*; 127A*.] 

Chase, Wiibvr F., merchant, b .in Lincoln, Maine, June 6, 1842; 
served in the civil war in Maine regiments; came to Minnesota in 
1S66, and settled in Anoka in 1872; engaged in mercantile business, 
and later dealt in lumber. [31; 43*,] 

Chatfiei.p, Atjorew QoijLt), jurist, b. in Butternuts, Otsego county, 
N. Y.. Jan. 27, 1810; d. in Belle Plaine, Minn., Oct. 3, 1875. He was 
associate justice of the supreme court of Minnesota Territory, 1853-7 ; 
was one of the founders of the town of Belle Plaine, and practiced law 
there, 1857-71; was judge of the Eighth Judicial district, 1871-5. [18; 
29; 41; 51; 94; 156*; 168 (March, 1892*); 237 (1)-] 

Cheable, Alton B., banker, b. in Amesville, Ohio, Feb. 12, 18T0; 
came to Minnesota with his parents in 1872; resided In Jackson after 
1883, where he is cashier of the First National Bank. [62*.] 

Cheaule, Asa, pioneer, b. In Ohio in 1824; came to Minnesota in 
1855; settled on a farm in Kasota in 1863; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1861. [32.] 

Cheadle, Hbn-by W., b. in Meigs county, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1865; came 
to Minnesota In 1872 witb liis parents, who settled In Blue Earth 
county; attended Carleton College; removed to Duiuth in 1886, and 
engaged in real estate business; has been city clerk since 1898; a 
state senator, 1911, [2i; 30*.] 

Cheatham, John W., b. a slave in Union county, Mo., in 1855; came 
with his parents to Minneapolis as soon aa freed by the Emancipation 
Proclamation, 1863; was a member of the fire department after 1888; 
became captain in 1899. [88*.] 

Cheney, William, h. in 1833; d. in Chicago, July 21, 1901. He was 
a pioneer resident of Minneapolis. Monthly reports of his weather 
observations were published during many years in the Minneapolis 
Tribune. [190; 237 (14*).] 

Chenvebt, Beuko, pioneer, b. in Quebec in 1831; d. at Traverse dea 
Sioux, Minn., May 18, 1877. He came to Minnesota in 1845, and lived 
for a time in the St. Croix valley; settled in St Paul in 1850 as a 
carpenter, but removed the next year to Traverse des Sious, where 
he was an Indian trader in the employ of Henry M. Rice. [237 (1).] 
Cheshiee, Isaac, b. in Shropshire, Eng„ in 1S30; d. May 31, 1882. 
He came to the United States in 1846, and settled in Mankato, Minn., 
in 1866; engaged in mercantile business, and after 1875 was deputy 
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Chesley, B. M,, farmer, b. in New York in 1842; served in a N. Y. 
regiment in. the civil war; settled at Ada, Minn., in 1885; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1891-3. [30.] 

CiiESTEB, AujEKT HuSTiNGTON, chemist and mining engineer, b. in 
Saratoga Springs, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1843; was graduated at the Columbia 
School o£ Mines, 1868; was professor of chemistry and metallurgy at 
Hamilton College, Clinton, N, Y„ 1870-92. During the years 1875-80 
he explored the great iron ore deposits of the Vermilion range in 
Minnesota, an account of which was given by him in the Eleventh 
Annual Report of the Geological and Natura! History Survey of this 
state for the year 1882, pages 154-167. He resides in New Brunswick, 
N. J. [1-] 

Chewnisg, R. J., b. in Virginia in 1833; came to Minaesota in 1855; 
served in the Fourth, Minnesota Regt. in the civi) war, attaining the 
rank of captain; engaged in lumber business in Parmington; was a 
reppesentativ-e (n the legislature, 1867-8, and a state senator, 1869-73. 
[30,] 

Child, Eusha Adbiak, merchant, b. in Paris, Me., in 1850; came to 
Minnesota in 1876; resided in.GIencoe, and was a dealer in farm 
machinery; was a representative in the legislature, 1881-5, and a state 
senator, 1887-9. [30; 64.] 

Child, H. A., lawyer, b. in Maine in 1845; served in the First Maine 
cavalry four years; settled in Glencoe, Minn., in 1866; was admitted 
to the bar in 1870; was county attorney two years; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1873. [30.] 

Child, James Ebwits, journalist and lawyer, b. in Jefferson county, 
N. y., Dec. 19, 1833; came to Minnesota in ISfiS, settling In Wilton; 
removed to Waseca in 1868; was editor of the Wilton News, later of 
the Waseca News, and after 1874 of the Minnesota Radical; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1861 and 1874; and a state senator 
In 1872, 1S74, and 1883. He was the Prohibition candidate for gov- 
ernor in 1886. [IS; 25; 75*; 137*.] 

Child, Sampson Reeh, lawyer, b. in Paris, Maine, SepL 22. 1861; 
was graduated at Bowdoin College, 1884; came to Minneapolis the 
same year; was admitted to the bar in 1S86. [25; S5A*.] 

Child, Simeon P., manufacturer, b. in Ohio In 1836; came to Waseca 
county, Minn., in 18G5; served in the Indian and civil wars; settled in 
Blue Earth City in 1866; was a representative In the legislature, 
1872-3 and 1877, and a state senator, 1874-5; resided in St. Paul after 
1892; removed to Shakopee. [30; 51'; 111.] 

Childress, Arthur B., judge, b. in Kingston, Tenn., Aug. 17, 1871; 
was graduated at Grant IJnlversity, 1892, and in iaw at the University 
of Minnesota, 1898; settled in Nortbfield, Minn., 1898; was county at- 
torney of Rice county, 1907-10; was elected judge of the Fifth judicial 
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Cmuis, He^kv Wahkkx, attorney general, b, in Belgium, N, Y.', Nov. 
24, 1848; d. in St. Paul, Aug. 30, 1906. He was graduated at Caaenovia 
Seminary; was admitted to the bar in 1S81; came to Minnesota in 
1S83, settling at first in Fergus Falls, but In 1SS7 removed to St, Paul; 
was attorney general for the State, 1893-1899; author of several papers 
and addresses published in the Minnesota Historical Society CoUec- 
tioas. [22*; 25; 27*; 28, XH"; 30; 95*; 137; 237 {39*); 238 (Oct. 4, 
1896*).] 

Chilton, Edwin Yo^'^-e, physician, b, in Burkesville, Ky., Aug. 25, 
1849; was graduated at Miami Medical College, 1874; came to Minne- 
sota in 1880, and settled at Howard Lake; was a state senator, 1899- 
1903. [24; 30; 31.] 

Chilton, William G., pioneer, b. near Kingston, Ontario, Feb. 12, 
1S46; d. in Burlington, Becker county, Minn., Aug. 26, 1902. He set- 
tled in Minnesota in 1870, and opened one of the first farms in Becker 
county, [44.] 

Chinnock, Re.nvllle, lawyer, b. in Hudson, Wis., Nov. 20, 1869; came ' 
to Minnesota in 1888, and was graduated in law at the State Univer- 
sity, 1893; settled in St. Paul; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1903. [25; 30.] 

Chisholm, Ai.EXANLiKB, farmer, b. in Massachusetts in 1847; came to 
Minnesota in 1862, and settled at New Paynesville, Stearns county; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1883 and 1895. [30,] 

Chisholm, AsrniuALii Makk, miner and hanker, b, in Alexandria, 
Ontario, April 25, 1864; came to Minnesota, and in 18S8 began mining 
on the Vermilion Range, The town oC Chisholm was founded by him 
and is named In his honor. He was president of the First National 
bank there, and also vice president of a state bank at Hibbing. Since 
1900 he has resided in Duluth. [31A*.] 

Chittenden, Albert Jerome, Congregational clergyman, b. in West- 
brook, Conn., July 26, 1838; d. in New Marlboro, Mass., Feb, 4, 1901. 
He was graduated at Rtpon College, Wis., in 1868, and at Chicago 
Theological Seminary in 1875. He was superintendent of Indian mis- 
sions at White Earth, Minn., 1868-72; and afterward was pastor in 
Iowa and Illinois. [144; 191.] 

Ciiittkn])EN, Albon CoRNELirs, merchant, b, in Westbrook, Conn., 
July 29, 1845; owned a store in Atwater, Minn,, and later at Marshall, 
[32; 124; 191,] 

CHiTTBNnEN, E[)w(N Sedowick, lawyer, b, in Rensselaerville, N, Y., 
Jan. 1, 1843; d, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, Oct. 8, 1908, He was grad- 
uated at the University of Rochester, 1S65, and was admitted to the 
bar in 1867; resided in St. Paul after 1869. [24; 25; 93; 237 (51-),) 

Choate, Augustis B. lawyer, b, in Wayne county, Ohio, Aug. 3, 
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the state Normal School \\ inona IS-S and at Union College of Law, 
Chicago 1883 settled in Mmnea.polia 1SS6 [24; 25; 26*; 90*.] 

Chouart Medakh See Gboieiliiers 

Chowen Ceoboe "n pioneer b m Greene county, N. T., in 1822; 
d la Minneapolis May 5 IS^" He came to St. Anthony, Minn., in 
1850 was register of deeds for Hennepin county several terms, be- 
gmning in 1860 was tlerk of the 6 stilet court during the later years 
of his life conducted an abstract office ['i9 84*.] 

Chowen WiiLiAM S pioneer h In Ro\bury N. Y„ June 2Z, 1826; 
d at Groi eland Lake MinnetonL.'j Feb '' 1912 He came to Minne- 
i^ota in 1852 settling on a fa m m Mmnetonka township; was a rep- 
lesentative n the first state legi-iiature served n the Eleventh Min- 
nesota Regt in the civil war [5S 60* 241] 

Chbistbksii.-? FEEDI^A'^n SiiEEDoaF banker b in Copenhagen, Ben- 
mark Apnl IS 183" d in Rush C t j Minn Oct 2, 1895. He came 
to the United fatates in 1866 and to Minnesota two years later, where 
he engaged In newspaper publication settled in Rust City in 1870; 
was a representative In the legislature in 18''S was land agent of a 
railway compan> founded the Bank of Rush C ty in 1SS2; was vice 
consul for Denmaik after 188" [ lb9* " " (9*).] 

Chbistehsb'« H P b in Benmarl Aug 2 1832; came to the Unit- 
ed States m ISo and to Minkato Minn in I'^oS engaged in mercan- 
tile business eight jear? and afterward hal a leal estate and insur- 
ance office [4i ^a*] 

Christenset Ji.m.E\ P b in Denmark Sept 24, 1846; came to the 
United States in IS'i" and to Minnesota the same year; resided in 
Mankato after 18b0 and engage) m mercantile business; removed to 
California m 1890. £83*,] 

Christensen, Oscar Fbanxis, lawyer, b. in St. Paul, June 39, 1876; 
was graduated at the St. Paul College of Law, 1902; was a represent- 
ative In the legislature, 1907-09. [24; 25; 30*.] 

Chbistenron, Abdkbw a., h. in Norway, Oct. 19, 1863; came to the 
United States in 1865, and to Minnesota in 1872 with his parents, who 
settled in Lyon county; was sheriff of this county, 1894-1905; resides 
at Tracy; assistant sergeant-at-srms of the state senate, 1911. [30*.] 

CHBisTERSoa^, NEI.S, Carpenter, b. in Benmark in 1850; came to Min- 
nesota in 1876; resides in Evan, Brown county; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1895. [30.] 

Chbistian, George Henry, manufacturer, b. in Wetumpka, Aia,, in 
1839; settled in Minneapolis in 1865; was a partner of C. C. Washburn 
tn flour milling until 1875; later was chief owner and manager of the 
Hardwood Manufacturing and Storage company, and president of the 
Consolidated Milling company. [24; 84*; 168 (Aug. 10, 1883*, and Oct. 
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Chkistiax, JoiiN Ai.i;rsTis, miller, b. in Wilmington, N, C, Sept, 12, 
1S32; d. at Lake Minnetorfka, Minn., July 2, 18S6. He came to Minne- 
sota in 1869; settled in Minneapolis, and engaged in flour milling and 
other business enterprises, [168 (July 2, 1886*).] 

Chbibtian, LiLEWELLts, miller, b. in Wetumpka county, Ala,, June 
10, 1841; came to Minnesota in 1872, and engaged in extensive Sour 
milling at Minneapolis, where he afterward resided; also in flour mill- 
ing at Shakopee, and in grain commission business. [33; 24; 25.] 

Cmristiassos, CiiARiES C, Presbyterian clergyman, b, in Hammer- 
fest, Norway, July 15, 1857; d. in Hinckley. Minn., April 23, 1893. He 
came to the United States with his parents when ten years old; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 18S5, and was ordained to the ministry in 1887; 
aided in organizing there the first Swedish Presbyterian church in 
this state; was pastor in Hinckley and Sandstone after 1891. [153.] 

CHRiSTrANSON, CHRISTIAN O., b. In Norway, April 4, 1850; came to 
the United States with his parents when eight years old, and to Min- 
nesota In 1S71; returned to Iowa, but in 1S80 settled on a homestead 
in Polk county, Minn.; after 1885 engaged in real estate business in 
Crookston; was judge of probate, 1887-9. [35; 169.] 

Chkistianson, Gabkht.!, Thkodore, lawyer, b. near Deerfield, Wis., 
Nov. 3, 1855; d. in Minnewaukan, N, D., Jan. 29, 1910. He came with 
his parents to western Minnesota in 1862; studied law at Iowa TJni- 
versity, and was admitted to the bar in 1879; settled in Renville; was 
county attorney lor Renville county, 18S3-89 and 1891-93; removed to 
Minnewaukan in 1901, wheie he was president of the First National 
Bank. [237 (62).] 

Christie, Frank C. J., b. in Freeborn com tj M n Ma h 19 lb75; 
removed to Austin, 1899, and engaged in the sale of fa m mplenents; 
a representative in the legislature 1911. [ f* ] 

Christie, William, farmer, b. in Prank! n co t Vt Ma ch '4, 
1844; came to Minnesota in 1864, settling in Oakland Freeborn count ■; 
was a r-epresentatlve in the legislature In 189.i, removed to Austm, 
1898, there dealing in agricultural implements. [24; 30.] 

Christlieb, Bbnjami.\ p., b. in Cumberland county, Pa., Oct, 10, 1836; 
was educated as a civil engineer; came to Minnesota in 1859, and set- 
tled at Long Lake, Hennepin county; was engaged In surveying £or 
railroads, and after 1877 in mercantile business; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1891. [60*.] 

Christmas, Charles W., surveyor, b. in Brownville, Pa., in 1796; d. 
June 17, 1884. He settled at St. Anthony, Minn,, in 1850; took a claim 
In 1852 which was afterward a part of Minneapolis. [29*; 59; 241.] 

CiiBiHTOPiiERSON, Hass, farmer, b, in Norway, March 7, 1830; came 
to the United States in 1850, and to Minnesota in 1856; settled In 
Hartland, Freeborn county; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1879. [30.] 



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Chkistophebs<in, HE^"B¥, b. in Norway, Nov. 26, 1844; came to the 
United States in 1883, settling in Fillmore: county, Minn.; served in 
the Second Minnesota cavalry in the clvii war; opened a hardware 
store in Lanesboro in 1876; was a representative in the legislature in 
1878. [30; 52.] 

Chuech, Calvin, pioneer, b. in New York; resided in the St. Croix 
valley before Minnesota Territory was organized; settled at St. An- 
thony in 1848; owned a ciaim in what Is now the center of Minne- 
apolis in 1851. [59; SO".] 

Chubchill, Orlakcio a., b. in Windsor county, Vt, in 1825; settled 
at Little Palis, Minn., in 1855; engaged in mercantile business; was 
auditor of Morrison county several years. [41.] 

Chute, Richaed, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1820; d. in Chicago, 
III., Aug. 1, 1893. He was one of the pioneer settlers in Minneapolis, 
bringing his family to tie Falls of St. Anthony in 1854. He obtained 
an interest in the water power of the falls, and through his efforts 
appropriations were made by Congress for the preservation of the 
falls. He died while attending the World's Exposition in Chicago. 
[19*; 23*; 41; 58; 84'; 8BA'; 127A*; 167 (Aug. 4, 1893); 193.] 

Cnt'TB, RiCHAfiu Henby, b. in Woburn, Mass., March 14, 1843; served 
in Massachusetts regiments during the civil war, attaining the rank 
of captain; later engaged in lumber business in St. Louis, Mo., Eau 
Claire, Wis., and since 1893 in Minneapo)is. [85A.] 

Chute, Samuel Hewes, physician, b. in Columbus, Ohio, Dec. 6, 1830; 
was graduated in medicine at the College of Ohio, Cincinnati, 1852; 
settled at Minneapolis in 1857. He engaged in real estate operations, 
and in the management of the St. Anthony Palls Water Power Com- 
pany. Like his brother, Richard, he was closely identified with the 
progress and growth of Minneapolis. [23*; 24; S5A*; 192.] 

Clague, Prask, lawyer, b. in Ohio in 18G5; came to Minnesota in 
1881; settled at Redwood Palis; was attorney of Redwood county, 1895- 
1903; was a representative in the legislature, 1903-5, being speaker of 
the House in 1905; a state senator since 1907. [30*.] 

Clapf, Moses Edwin, U. S. senator, b. In Delphi, Ind., May 21, 1851; 
was graduated at the Wisconsin Law School, 1873; removed to Min- 
nesota in 1881, settling at Fergus Palls; was attorney general of the 
state, 1887-93; afterward resided in St. Paul, practicing law; Dnited 
States senator since 1901. [10; 17; 23; 24; 25; 27*; 30; 35; 98"; 100; 
137.] 

CiAfiK, A., b. in Addison county, Vt, in 181G; served as captain in 
the Third Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; after 1871 owned a general 
store at Minnesota Lake, Blue Earth county, Minn. [32,] 

Clark, Alden H,, Congregational missionary, b. in Minneapolis in 
1878; was graduated at Amherst College, 1896, and Union Theological 



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Seminary, 1903; was ordained to the r 
year; became a missioiiary to India 
(Aug., 1904*).] 

Ci^RK, Charles H., b, in Bath, N. Y., June 19, 1835, d in Richfield 
Minn., Nov. 23, 1385, He came to Minnesota in ISoB and engaged m 
farming at Richfield, near Minneapolis; was secrelary ol the State 
Agricultural Society in 1863 and 1866-71; was d-*putv collector ol in 
ternal revenue ten years; was a representative in the legislature istb 

9, 1872-3, and 1875. [30 (1S73) ; 16SA*; 237 (!>.] 

Clark, Mrs. Charlotte A., b. in Hartford, Conn,, in 1795; H. at Colo- 
rado Springs, Colo,, July 13, 1873. She married Lieut. Nathan Clark 
in 1816, and came to Minnesota in 1819 with the troops who built Fort 
Sneliing. With Mrs. Snelling she established there the first Sunday 
School in Minnesota. Her husband died in 1836. [237 (1).] 

Clahk, EI^wl^-, b. in Grafton county, N. H., Feb. 25, 1S34; came to 
Minnesota in 1857, and published tbe first daily newspaper in Minne- 
apolis, 1857-63; was Indian agent for the Ojibways, 1865-7; settled in 
Melrose In. 1867; was one of tlie townsite proprietors, and took an 
active part in developing the water power, building mills, and making 
other improvements. He now resides in Minneapolis. [28, Xil; 31; 
174*; 193.] 

Clark, Gakiuner K., clergyman, b. in Bradford, Vt., Feb. 28, 1796; 
d. in Saratoga, Winona county, Minn., March 18, 1870. He was grad- 
uated at Union College, and at Auburn Theological Seminary; came to 
Minnesota in 1855; organized a Congregational church at Saratoga, 
and was its pastor. [143.] 

Clark, Geoscb ARfiiiuALii, lawyer, b. in Eden Prairie, Minn., Nov. 7, 
1864; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1891; was secre- 
tary to the president of Stanford University, and later was associate 
professor there; became assistant in the United States Department of 
Commerce and Labor in 1909; has written many essays, reports, and 
magazine articles, on scientlfle subjects, [127A,] 

Clark, Geohoe Washln-cton, pioneer, b. in Copenhagen, N. Y., June 

10, 1827; d. Aug. 3, 1897. He was the first settler on the site of Wino- 
na, Minn., 1851, and planted one of the first apple orchards in the 
state. [76; 77; 78; 166 (1898*).] 

Clark, Greenleaf, jurist, b, in Plaistow, N. H„ Aug. 23, 1835; d. at 
Lamanda Park, near Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 7, 1904. He was grad- 
uated at Davtmoulb College, 1855, and at the Harvard Law School, 
1857; came to Minnesota, and settled in St, Paul in 1858. He prac- 
ticed bis profession until he was appointed associate justice of the 
supreme court of the state in 18S1. The next year he resumed his 
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tbe State UniTeraity in 1S79, ami president of the board of regents 
In 1901. £23*; 28, XIP; 68; 93; 93A; 95*; 127 (10*); 137B; 136; 137*; 
193; 237 (31*); 338 (Aug, 6, 1897*).] 

Clabk, James Hekbt, farmer and carpent-er, b. in Manchester, Vt., 
May 24, 1830; d. in Escelsior, Minn,, Oct, 30, 1905. He came to Miane- 
sota In 1854, and settled at Excelsior; served in liUnoia regiments in 
the clTil war; was a representative in tte legislature, 1877-8, [30; 237 
(39*).] 

Clakk, James T., b. In Aubuvn, N. Y., Nov. 20, 1853; engaged in rail- 
road work after 1870; resided in. St. Paul after 1883; became general 
traffic manager of tlie Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha rail- 
way in 1S96, [24; 25; 95*.] 

Clare, John, b. in Unity, N. H., in 1825; came to Minnesota in 187S, 
and settled at Windom, where he engaged in real estate business; was 
a state senator, 1887-9. [30; 34.] 

CnjiBK, Joii-f B,, soldier, b. in Kentucky; d. Aug. 23, 1847. H« at- 
tained the rank of major in 1845; was commandant at Fort Snelling, 
1846-7. [11; 12.] 

Clahk, John Bates, educator, b. in Providence, R. I.; Jan. 26, 1847; 
was graduated at Amherst College, 1872; studied at Heidelberg and 
Zurich Universities, 1872-5; was professor of political economy and 
history in Carieton College, Northfield, Mina,, 1877-82; and later was 
professor in Smith College, Amherst College, and after 1895 in Co- 
lumbia University; author of several books on economics, [4*; 17.] 

Clark, John Sinclair, educator, b. in Nova Scotia, Feb. 25, 1S49; 
came to Minneapolis in 1870; was graduated at tte University of Min- 
nesota in 1876; has been professor of Latin there since 1880, [58; 127 
(2*); 127A*, B.] 

Clark, Joseph Healy, b. in Gilmanton, N, H,, Feb, 10, 1819; d. in 
Claremont, Dodge county, Minn,, Sept. 23, 1879. He settled on a claim 
in Claremont in 1855; was county superintendent of schools, and a 
state senator three terms, [49.] 

Claek, Kenneth, banker, b. at Fort Plain, N, Y,, Aug, 18, 1847; was 
graduated at Union College, 1869; settled .in St, Paul, 1870; was part- 
ner in a large furniture establishment twenty years, and was con- 
nected with many other financial enterprises; president of the Mer- 
chants' National Bank of St, Paul since 1897. [23; 24; 25; 93A; 96*.J 

Clark. Malcolm, i>. at Fort Wayne, Ind., in 1817; d, near Helena, 
Mont., Aug. 18, 1869. He came with his lather, Maj, Nathan Clark, to 
Minnesota in 1819, and spent his early boyhood at Fort Snelling, 
Afterward he lived much with the Indians, and became allied to them 
by marriage. He was killed by Indians at his trading post. [28, III.] 

Clahk, Mkbkill M., b, in Shrewsbury, Vt, Aug, 30, 1843; came to 
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served in the Fifth Iowa cavalry, 1S61-G; was a representative in. the 
legislature in 1876; engaged in tbe drug hiisiness, and later in insur- 
ance; was railway station agent after 1880. [30; 32.] 

Clark, Natuax, soldier, b. near Worcester, Mass., May, 1789; d, at 
Fort Winnebago, Wis., Feb. 18, 183G. He entered tbe army as second 
lieutenant in the 37tb Infantry in 1812; was stationed at Fort Snell- 
ing, 1819-27. [28, I, HI.] 

Clark, Sumkeb Calvis, lawyer, b. in Walpole, N. H„ Nov. 6, 1S18; 
came to Minnesota in 1857, and settled in St, James in 1870; built the 
first building there; was admitted to the bar in 1873; was county sur- 
veyor of Watonwan county, and Judge of probate. [39.] 

Clabk, Thomas Chalmers, physician, b. in. Quincy, Mass., April 22, 
1853; came to Minnesota in 1S70, settling in Stillwater; was gradu- 
ated at Rush Medical College, 1881. [22; 23; 24; 25.] 

Clabk, William Wyckoff, physician, b. in 1821 in Pennsylvania; d. 
in Mankato, Minn., Jan. 1, 1878. He was graduated at Cl-eveland Med- 
ical College in 1848, and settled in Mankato in 185S; was surgeon in 
the Tenth Minnesota Regt. in tbe civil war. [S3*; 139.] 

Clark, William Wyckoff, lawyer, b. in Mankato, Minn., March 10, 
1862; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1882; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1885, and settled in Minneapolis. [22*; 25,] 

CLABKi, FHl.^cls BiKOx b, ia Madison county, N. Y., July 1, 1839; d. 
in Poitland Oregon Apiil 24, 1911. He settled in St. Paul in 1871; 
was in tbe emploj ot the West Wisconsin railway company; later 
was traffic managei of the Great Northern railway. [23; 95*; 98*.] 

Clarkb Gfoboe a b in Waterville, Maine, Feb. 1, 1S32; d. at the 
Soldiers Home Minnehaha, Minn., Nov. 25, 1910. He settled in Blue 
Earth county Minn, in 15B4; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. 
duung the civil wai later engaged in real estate and Insurance busi- 
ness m Mankato lemo^ed to the South in 1889. [29*; 83*; 237 (62*).] 
CiABi.L HopLWLii cml engineer, b. in WiUiamsport, Pa., March 10, 
1>>54 engaged in railroad engineering in Minnesota after 1880; was 
land commissioner of the St, Paul and Duluth Railroad Co., 1888-99, 
and later was interested in developing mines on the Mesahi range; 
resides in St Paul [17 24; 25.] 

CLiBkc HovF\ C b in Flint, Mich., May 7, 1859; studied at the 
Unirerhity of Michigan has engaged in lumber business in Minne- 
apolis since IS'ib treasurer of the Sheviin -Carpenter Co, and other 
lumber companies [8'iA* ] 

Clabke JosiAii F pioneer, b. In China, Maine, March 9, 1833; d, in 
Anoka Minn Feb 20 1906. He settled in Anoka county in 1854; 
served as a musaun in the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; 
wab count\ treasurer in ISBB; was a carpenter by trade. [237 (39).] 



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Claeee, Neuemiai! Parker, stock farmer, b. In Hubbardston, Mass., 
April 8, 1836; came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in St. Cloud, where 
for several y-ears he was a merchant, and afterward engaged in lum^ 
bering, espresB business, and stock raising; owned a fa,rm of 2,000 
acres, and bad the largest and finest herds of cattle in the state. [18; 
31; 41; 166A*.] 

Clahke, Robert J., b .in Ireland, April 24, 1862; came to the United 
States in 1883, and to Minnesota the nest year, settling in St. Paul; 
was a letter carrier, 1888-1906, and later in tailoring business; a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

CiuVBKE, Ziha Burt, banker and journalist, b, in Licking county, Ohio, 
Oct. IS, 1844; came to Minnesota in 1859; served four years in the 
civil war; was the first settler. In 1870, upon the site of tfie town of 
Lac qui Parle. In 1S74 he was a representative in the legislature. The 
next year he removed to Benson, where he owned and edited the 
Times, and later the Advocate. [18; 33.J 

Clausbs, Ai.REai CiiBisTiA^-, b, in Charlestown, Maaa., May 6, 1849; 
came to Minnesota in 1872, settling in St. Paul and engaging in the 
grain business; was chief grain inspector of the state, 1889-1901; sec- 
retary of the Railroad and Warehouse Commission. [24; 30*; 111.] 

CuusEN. Glaus Lauhttz, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Denmark, Nov. 
3, 1820; d. in Paulsbo, Wash., Feb. 20, 1892. He came to the United 
States in 1843; was ordained to the ministry, and was one of the most 
prominent Lutherans in this country. He was chaplain of the 15th 
Wisconsin Regt., 1861-2; was pastor in Blooming Prairie and Austin, 
Minn., after 1S78. [65A*; 169; 170.] 

Clauses, Petbb, artist, b. in Denmark in 1830; studied art in Co- 
penhagen and Stockholm; came to the United States in 1866, settling 
in Minneapolis. He is a well known painter of natural scenery. [169.] 

CLAirssEN, OsfAK, civil engineer, b. in Terve Haute, Ind., Dec. 2, 
1860; was graduated at the Polytechnic School, Zurich, Switzerland, 
1882; settled in St. Paul in 1885; had charge of the engineering de- 
partment of the Northwest General Electric Company, 1890-3; was 
city engineer, 1899-1902, and 1911-13. [24; 25; Ul; 238 (July 22, 
1899*).] 

Clay, Mark W.. merchant, b. in Hooksett, N..H., March 31, 1835; d. 
in Hutchinson, Minn., Jan. 28, 1901. He came to Minnesota in 1855, 
and opened a boot and shoe store in Oronoco; served as captain in 
the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled in Hutchinson in 
1SS5, engaged in real estate business, and had other financial inter- 
ests. [66; 237 (14*).] 

Claytox, WiLLFAM Z., b. In Freeman, Maine ,in 1837; came to Min- 
nesota about 1857; served in the First Minnesota Battery of Light 
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and in. Clayton township, Mower county, wlsicli was named for liira; 
was a fanner and dealer in real estate; removed to Bangov, Maine. 
[65A,] 

Cleary, James Mathew, R. C. priest, b. in Boston, Mass., Sept. 8, 
1849; was educated in St Francis Seminary and St, Lawrence Col- 
lege, Wisconsin; entered tbe priesthood in 1872; has been many years 
pastor in Minneapolis; well known as a temperance advocate and 
public lecturer. [24; g5A.] 

Cleaky, Peteb, farmer, b. in Ireland in 1838; came to the United 
States in 1849, and to Minnesota in 1855; settled in Scott county; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1859 and 1876-7. [30.] 

Clelaxb, Alexander M., b. in Alliance, Ohio, Nov. 22, 1862; engaged 
in railway service after 1878; became general passenger agent of the 
Northern Pacific railway in 1904; resides in St. Paul. [17; 24; 25.] 

Co;mest, Axukew A., pioneer, b. in Claremopt, N. H., April 9, 1814; 
d, Feb. 20, JS82, He came to St. Paul in 1854; engaged in hotel busi- 
ness there, and after 1857 in Minneapolis. [174*. ] 

Clemekt, Thomas Bukk, banker, b. in Manllus, N. Y., June 19, 1834; 
settled in Faribault. Minn., in 1864; was president of the First Na- 
tional Bank of that city. In 1875 he was a representative in the leg- 
islatdre, and In 1878-85 a state senator. [18; 22*; 30; 70.] 

Clements, Frederic Edwarb, botanist, b. in Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 16, 
1874; was graduated at the University of Nebraska, 1894; professor of 
botany in the University of Minnesota since 1907, residing in Minne- 
apolis. [7A; 17; 127A*, B,] 
Clemmer, Mary. See Ames, Mrs. Mary Clemmer. 
Cleveland, Howaku H,, lawyer, b. in Mankato, Minn., June ], 1859; 
d. In St. Paul, Oct. la, 1888. He was graduated at Columbia Law 
School in 1879; was admitted to the bar in 1882; and practiced law 
in St. Paul. [93; 238 (Oct. 14, 1S88).1 

Clevelani>, Jons R,', b. in Peterborougli, N. Y., in 1829; d. in St. 
Paul, Jan. 4, 1902. He settled in St, Paul in 1857; was deputy U. S. 
marshal ten years, chief of police in St. Paul four years, and later 
chief of detectives of the great Northern railway. 237 (19>.l 

CLiTiiEHALL, Geoboe B„ b. in FoTt Jolinson, N. C, June 13, 1814; d. 
Oct. 21, 1890. He was appointed by President Buchanan U. S. land 
agent with headquarters at St, Paul; resided there several years; 
removed to Alabama. He presented to the Minnesota Historical So- 
ciety a chair that was used by Washington in his home at Mount 
Vernon. [237 (2).] 

Close, A. M., pioneer, b. in Nova Scotia, Feb. 4, 1821; d. in Hopkins, 
Minn., Oct. 25, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1853, settling at Glen- 
coe; built the first house in Hopkins, Hennepin county. [237 (28).] 



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Close, William, b. in Ohio, Sept. 9, 1827; came to Minnesota in 
1855; settled in Richiand, Rice county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1870; resided in Faribault after 1876, and engaged in 
insurance business. '[70.] 

Clougm, David MAsgroK, governor, b. in Lyme, N. H., Dec. 27, 1846; 
came to Minnesota with his father's family in 1857, settling at Spen- 
cer Brooli; removed to Minneapolis in 1866; and established one of 
the most successful lumber enterprises in the state. He was a state 
senator, 1886-90; was lieutenant governor, 1893-5; and governor, 1S95- 
99; removed to Everett, Washington, where he baa since engaged in 
lumber business. [3; 17; 20*; 22*; 27*; 38, XIII*; 30; 84*; 86; 9I>*; 
95'; 127 <10*); 166A*; 167 (April 24, 1891*, and April 4, 1902*).] 

Clouch, Gilbebt, lumberman, b. in Lyme, N. H., Aug. 26, 1839; d. 
in Minneapolis, December, 1888. He came with his parents to Min- 
neapolis in 1S57; engaged in logging and lumbering after 1866. [58; 
86; 167 (Jan. 4, 1889).] 

Clotjgh, Joel Barber, civil engineer, b. in Palmer, Mass., Oct. 30, 
1823; d. in Minneapolis in 1887. He came to Minnesota in 1861, set- 
tling on a farm near Minneapolis; was chief engineer of several rail- 
roads, and also city engineer of Minneapolis. [60.] 

Clough, William Piit, lawyer, b. in Freetown, N. Y., March 20, 
184S; was graduated at the Normal School at Edinboro, Pa„ in 1862; 
came to Minnesota in 1868, and was admitted to the bar in this state. 
After 1872 he resided in St. Paul; gained prominence as attorney for 
the Northern Pacific railroad company; and later became vice-presi- 
dent of the Great Northern railway company; removed to New York 
City. [17; 23; 68; 93'; 95*; 238 (Aug. 6, 1897*).] 

Cobb, Damei, M. E. clergyman, b. in Onondaga county, N. Y.. Nov. 
7, 1818; d. in Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 25, 1894. He entered the min- 
istry in 1843; came to Minnesota in 1857; was chaplain oC the Sixth 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was chaplain in the legislature two 
years; was pastor in St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other towns, and was 
presiding elder many years. [58; 180 (Jan. 23, 1895).] 

Cobb, Harrisos J., pioneer, b. in Ripley, Maine, May 4, 1837; came 
to Minnesota in 1854, and after 1857 resided in Minneapolis. He en- 
gaged in mercantile business a few years, and later was an extensive 
lumber dealer. [174*.] 

Cobb, Shebidan Grast, physician, b, in Cascade, Minn., Aug. 14, 
1862; was graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 
1884; settled in Merriam Park, St. Paul, 1889; founder of the Cobb 
Hospital, 1902. [24; 25; 93A*; 127B,] 

CocKHAN, Georob C„ journalist, b. in Natchez, Miss., about 1841; d. 
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tary Academy and the University of Ne\ 
writer, and for almost fifteen years wi 
apolis Journai. [237 (48).] 

CocHHAs, Thomas, Jb., b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., July 31, 1843; d. in 
St Paul, Dec. 25, 1906. He was graduated at tile University of tbe 
City of New York. 1863, and Columbia Law School, 1S65; settled at 
St. Paul in 1868, and engaged in real estate and loaning business. 
[25; 28. XII; 131A; 176 (April, 1886); 337 (43*).] 

CoE, JoHfi N., soldier, b. in Maine; was commandant at Fort Snell- 
Ing in 1876; attained tke rank of lieutenant colonel in 1898, and the 
nest year retired from the army. [11; 12.] 

CoE, O. A., farmer, b. in Geauga county, Ohio, March 2, 1818; came 
to Red Lake, Minn., in 1844, to take charge of the Indian Agency 
farm; settled in Belle Prairie in 1853, being the first settler there. 
[31,] 

CoE, S. B., physician, b. in Randolph, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1835; was edu- 
cated at Oberlin College and at Rush Medical College; came to Min- 
nesota in 1861, settling in Morriatown; served as assistant surgeon 
in the Minnesota heavy artillery in the civil war; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1877. [30.] 

Cob, WrriiAM Tatnai., lawyer, b. at Riverside, Iowa, May 18, 1870; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1888; was graduated at the State University, 
1894, and from Its law department, 1886; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1897. [24; 25; 30.] 

CoPFiN, Bastll-it Y., M. E. clergyman, b. in Paoii, Ind., May 22, 1823; 
d. in Minneapolis, Sept. 7, 1900. He was educated at Depauw Uni- 
versity; settled in Blue Earth county, Minn., in 1855; taught at the 
Winnebago Agency; served in the defense of New Ulm, 1863, and was 
captain of a militia company, 1863; engaged in home missionary work 
in the vicinity of Mankato many years. [83; 180^ (Oct. 3, 1900).] 

COFFis, Samuel, b. in Guilford county, N. C, April 15, 1S09; came 
to Minnesota in 1S56, and settled in Oshawa, Nicollet county; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1863. [32.] 

CorFiK, W. F., Journalist, b. in Indiana in 1849; came with his par- 
ents to Minnesota in 1856; served in the First Minnesota heavy artil- 
lery in the civil war; engaged in newspaper publication in several 
towns, and in 1880 bought the Montevideo Leader. [32.] 

CooATJ, Dasiel J., R. C. priest and educator, b. In Dublin, Ireland, 
May 28, 1836; d. at Sauk Center, Minn., Jan. 16, 1889. He was grad- 
uated at St. Patrick's College, Cork, in 1860; was ordained a priest; 
came to the United States, and settled in Minnesota as a teacher in 
St. John's College in 1875; founded the Grove Lake Academy the next 
year. This school removed to Sauk Center in 1883. [31; 1S2 (Jan., 
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CocGSWELL, Amos, lawyer, b. in Boscawen, N. H., Sept. 29, 1S25; d. 
In Owatonna, Minn., Nov. 15, 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1S56; 
entered land near Owatonna, and practiced law in that city; was a 
representative in the legislature, and speaker of the House, in, 1859; 
and a senator, 1872-75. [IS; 30; 70A*; 72; 239 (Feb. 34. 18G0).] 

CoGcswTSLr, Jambs, journalist, b. in Stillwater, Minn., in 1854; set- 
tled at Two Harbors in 1890, where he established the Iran News. 
[106; 238 (Dec. 27, 1893*).] 

CoaHtAN, Charles .T., h. on Prince Edward's Island, Dec. 24, 1846; 
served in the 16th Wisconsin Regt., 1865; came to Minnesota; settled 
in Lac qui Parle in 1872; published the Lac (jui Parle Press, and was 
register of deeds, 187B-82. [32.] 

CoKEFAiR, Chables Coit, b. in Essex county, N. J., in 1848; was edu- 
cated at Pennington Collegiate Institute; engaged in developing iron 
mines In Pennsylvania; settled in Duluth, Minn., 1899, where he is 
president and general manager of the Great Northern Development 
Company. [31 A.] 

CoLBcHN, Nathan Piekce, lawyer, b. in Hebron, N. H., Dec. 22, 1825; 
d. in November, 1909. He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in 
Preston; was a member of the constitutional convention; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1857; removed to Rushford in 1883; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1866 and 1871; mayor of Rushford 
one year; and county attorney ten years. [18; 32«; 52; 237 (56*).] 

Colby, C. M., b. in Plainfield, N. H., Jan. 27, 1831; came to Minne- 
sota in 1855; four years later settled on a farm in Sumner township, 
Fillmore county; was a representative in the legislature in 1878. [30.] 

Colby, Carl W., journalist, b, in Plainview, Minn., Aug, 1, 1875; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1903; settled at Sand- 
stone in 1905, where he owns and edits the Pine County Courier and 
also the Pirilajson News. [42.] 

Cole, Albert U, merchant, b. in St. Lawrence county, N. T., in 184S; 
d. in San Benito, Texas, March 5, 1908. He came to Minnesota in 
1882; resided in Fergus Falls and later settled in Walker, Cass county; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1903-05; and was the nom- 
inee for governor of Minnesota on the Republican ticket in 1906, be- 
ing defeated in the election by John A. Johnson. [30*; 237 (48*),] 

'Cole, Ar/ixxo B., physician, b. in Canton, N. Y., Dec. 28. 1848; was 
graduated at New York Homoeopathic Medical College, 1878; settled 
In Fergus Falls, Minn., in 1881, and was its mayor two terms; was a 
state senator, 1895-7, and 1903-05. [25; 30.] 

Cole, E.merso^, banker, b, in Coos county, N. H., in 1838; came to 
Minnesota in 1865, and settled in Minneapolis; engaged in the lum- 
ber business, and later in banking; was a representative in the leg- 
islature, 1891-3. [30; go'.J 



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Cole, Goriion Eabi., attorney general, b. in Cheshire, Mass., June 18, 
1833; d. In London, while traveling for hie health, Oct. 4, 1890. He 
was graduated at the Dane Law School of Harvard University, 1854; 
came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Faribault; was attorney genera! 
of Minnesota, 1860-6; and a state senator, 1866. [18*; 28, VIII; 41; 
69; 70; 93; 127 (5*); 238 (Oct. 5, 1890).] 

Cole, Hobacb Sanfokd, farmer, b. in Wintersport, Maine, Jan. 6, 
1840; d. at Spring Green, Wis., Dec. 17, 1898. He served in the First 
Maine cavalry in the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1868; removed to Fergus Falls in 1879. (121.] 

Cor.E, James Monroe, physician, b. in Fayetteville, N. Y., Feb. 4, 
1824; came to Winona in 1854, being the first physician there; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1877-8. [18; 30; 7S.] 

Cole, Thomas, mason, b. in Canada In 1847; served in the 156th Illi- 
nois Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota in IS82; resided at 
Fergus Falls; was a representative in the legislature, 1891-3. [30.] 

Cole, Thomas F., b. in Keweenaw county, Mich., in 1S62; president 
of the Oliver, Minnesota, and Chandler Iron Companies; resides in 
Duluth. [17; 24.] 

CoLKMAS, Jojiis, farmer, b. in Ireland, Nov. 20, 1852; came with his 
parents to the United States in 1S64; settled on a farm in Anoka 
county, Minn., in 18TG; superintendent of the State Asylum, Anoka, 
since 1899. [25; 31.] 

CoLi.EB, JuLiTS Anthony, lawyer, b. at Shakopee, Minn., Feb. 22, 
1859; was admitted to the bar in 1889; was city recorder of Shakopee, 
1881-91; clerk of the district court of Scott county, 1882-91, and county 
attorney, 1891-5; has been' a state senator since 1899. [24; 25; 30*; 
103M 

CoLLESTBB, EuGESE B., lawyer, b. in Gardner, Mass., in 1849; was 
graduated at Amherst College, 1873; came to Minnesota in 1880; re- 
sides in Waseca, and was its mayor in 18S7; was a state senator, 1895- 
7, and 1903-5. [30; 75.] 

CoLLESTEK, M. D., lawyer, b. in Marlborough, N, H., Jan., 1839; was 
graduated at Middiebury College, 1865; was admitted to the bar in 
Newport, N. H, ; came to Minnesota in 1867, and settled in Waseca. 
[75.] 

Collier, F. J„ b. in New York; came to Wabasha, Minn., in 1855; 
owned a store and a farm; was a representative in the legislature in 
1870, and superintendent of the county poor farm after 1878. [74.] 

Collin, Cabl J., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Elmboda, Sweden, Oct. 
9, 1857; came to the United States with his mother when twelve years 
oid; lived in Minnesota; was graduated from the theological depart- 
ment of Augustana College, Rock Island, in 1882; afterward was pas- 
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CoLLiss, Hekby B., lawyer, b. in New York, March 30, 1832; settled 
in Preehorn county, Mian., in 1859; was admitted to the bar in 1862; 
was district attorney, 1S64-8; resided in Alden, where he owned a 
store and a farm, and also practiced law. [53.] 

Collins, Lobe^j Wakkek, jurist, b. in Lowell, Mass., Aug. 7, 1S38; 
came with his parents to Minnesota in 1S54; served in the Seventh 
Minnesota Regt. during the civil war, being brevetted captain before 
its close; was admitted to the bar in 1865; settled at St. Cloud in 1866; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1881-3; judge in the Seventh 
Judicial district, 1883-7; associate justice o£ the Supreme Court of 
Minnesota, 1887-1904; has resided in Minneapolis since 1900. [17; 22*; 
24- '6*' 30- 41- 95*- ll'l- 132 (March, 1888*); 137*; 168 (April. 
Ig9'«) 1 4* 1 e (Aug 1887) ] 

CoiiiN=i Pail Valoboli journalist b in Camden Ohio, July 22, 
1860 engaged In newspaier work aft^r 1180; published the St. Peter 
Tribune settled in Minneapol b n 189 publisher of the Northwest- 
ern Agrlcult riat and tbe Home Magaz ne. [24; 85A*.] 

CiLquHoiFs Aechibud b n No^a Scotia, Sept. 2, 1835; settled on 
a claim in Summ t Steele county M nn in 1856; served in the Elev- 
enth Minnesota Regt n the civil war was a representative in the leg- 
islature n 18 ^ and n". " [3 OA ■> ] 

CoLviLL, WiLi-iAM, soldler. b. in Forestville,' N. Y., April 5, 1830; d. 
in Minneapolis, June 12, 1905. He came to Red Wing, Minn., in 1854, 
and the next year established the Red Wing Sentinel, a Democratic 
newspaper. He served as captain and colonel of the First Minnesota 
Regt., 1861-4; was colonel of the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, 
1865, and was brevetted brigadier general." He was a representative 
in the legislature in 1865, and again in 1S78; and was attorney general 
of the state, 1866-8. [18; 28, X; 30; 41; 54; il5; 237 (37*. 50*).] 

Combs, William Solomo,x, b. in New York city, March 13, 1831; 
came to St. Paul in 1851; was a bookseller and stationer. [25; 68; 
94.] 

CoMEK, William, b. In Cheshire, Eng., in 1812; came to the United 
States in 1846, and to Taylor's Falls, Minn., in 1854; was county treas- 
urer, 1860-8, and afterward was register of the U. S. land office. [40; 
41.] 

CoMTOBT, John Woolman, physician, b. in Bucks county. Pa., in 1804; 
d. in Wyoming, Chisago county, Minn., Feb. 9, 18S1. He was gradu- 
ated at Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1836; settled in 
Chisago county, Minn., in 1855. [41; 237 (1).] 

CoMMERFOHU, M. C, joumalist, b. in Ireland in 1848; came to the 
United States in 1862, and to Minnesota in 1869; was associate editor 
of the Minneapolis News; was a representativ-e in the legislature in 
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CoMPTOS, Jambs, b. near Meadville, Pa., Jan. 14, 1840; <i. iu Min- 
neapolis, Jan. 14, 1908. He served during tbe civii war in PenEeyl- 
vania and Illinois regiments, attaining the rank of captain. In 1S72 
he came to Minnesota and settled in Fergus Palls. He assisted in 
organiBJug tbe First National Bank of Fergus Falls, and waa its 
cashier until 1891. He was a state senator, 1883-9; and after 1900 
was comEnandant of the Minnesota Soldiers' Home. [26*; 30; 35; 
98*; 237 (48*).] 

CoMSTKicK, Ada Louisg, educator, b. iu MoorUead, Minn,, Dec. 11, 
1876; was graduated at Smith College, 1897; engaged in teaching in 
the University of Minnesota after 1899, becoming professor of rhetoric, 
and in 1907 dean of women. [127A*, B.] 

CoMSTOCK, Alpbed Ebwis, physician, b. in Fayette, Iowa, Feb. 21, 
1872; was graduated at Upper Iowa University, 1895, and at Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Chicago, 1899; settled in St. Paul, and was 
professor in the medical department of the University of Minnesota, 
1901-9. [127A*, B.] 

CoMSTOCK, CiiAKLES W., b. in Pcnobscot county, Maine, Sept. 6, 1S51 ; 
came with his parents to Stevens county, Minn., in 1872;; owned a 
farm, and after 1878 dealt in farm machinery in Hancock; published 
the Olive Branch in Hancock five years. [73.] 

CoMSTOCK, EiMSAB F., railroad contractor, b. in Passadumkeag, Maine, 
March 4, 1S45; served in the First Maine Cavalry in tho civil war; 
came to Minnesota in 1866, and settled in Minneapolis; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature, 1887-9 and 1893, and a state senator, 1903. 
[30; S5A.] 

CoMSTXicK, Otis E., journalist, b. in Chautauqua county, N. Y., Feb. 
18, 1848; came to Minnesota with his parents in 1856; settled in Cale- 
donia about 1873; owned and edited the Journal after 1879. [61.] 

CoMSTOCK, Solomon Oilman, congressman, b, in Argyle, Maine, May 
9, 1842; came to Minnesota in 1869, settling in Moorhead; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1871; was a representative in the state legislature, 
1876-T and 1879-81; a state senator, 18S3-T; and a representative in 
Congress, 1889-91. [10; 17; IS; 34; 25; 26*; 27*; 30; 35; 36; 37; 38; 
47*; 127B,] 

CoMSTOCK, WiLLABn Lee, lawyer, b, in Mankato, Minn., Nov. 24, 1861; 
was admitted to the bar in Mankato, 1890, and practiced there; was 
a representative in tbe legislature in 1893. [24; 25; 26'; 30; 45*; 46*.] 
CosABLE, MoBBia RoBiNSON, b. in Fabius, N. Y., Dec. 9, 1852; d. in 
Monrovia, Cal., Sept. 15, 1907. He was educated at Cornel! Univer- 
sity as a civil engineer; taught in Philadelphia; came to St. Paul in 
1890, and engaged In printing business as a member. of the H, L. Col- 
lins Company, [28, XII.] 

CONABii, William J., Congregational clergyman, b. in Ohio, Dec. 17, 
1852; was graduated at Chicago Seminary, and has engaged in home 
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ConE, Hemam a., b. in Vermont in 1839; d. in Wlndom, Minn., Aug. 
17, 1902. He served in the army in the civil war; settled on a farm 
in Cottonwood coimty in 1870; was register of deeds, 1872-S, and 
county treasurer, 1S87-94. [34; 237 <19).I 

Cone, Royal Day, hardware merchant, b. in New Beriin, N. Y., Nov. 
8, 1821; d. in Hudson, Wis., April 29, 1898. He came to Winona, Minn., 
in 1855; was twice mayor of that city. [18; 23*; 76; 180 (May 25, 
1838).] 

CoKQDoN, Chester Adqate, lawyer, b. in Rochester, N. Y., June 12, 
1853; was graduated at Sjracuse University, 1875; was admitted to 
the bar in 1877; settled in St. Paul in 1879; was assistant U. S. dis- 
trict attorney, 1881-6; removed to Duluth in 1892; was a represent- 
ative in the state legislature, 1909-11. [17; 24; 30*; 93.] 

CoMKBY, Chaki,es Henbv, merchant and miller, b. in Beekmantown, 
N. Y., Oct. 3, 1828; came to Minnesota, settling in Fillmore, in 1859; 
and removed to Preston In 1867. From 1874 to 1877 he was a mem- 
ber of the state senate. [18; 30.] 

CoKKEY, James Henry, pioneer, b. in Plattsburg, N, Y., Dec. 25, 1820; 
d. in Minneapolis, April 11, 1908. In company with R. B. Langdon and 
others, he did the first grading on the St. Paul and Paciflc railroad, 
1859; was part owner of the Union planing mill in Minneapolis after 
1872. [58; 85A*.] 

Conlet, Aloszo Ti(eoix>re, physician, b. in Jefferson county, N. Y., 
Dec. 6, 1847; was graduated in medicine at the University of Iowa, 
1874; settled at Cannon Falls, Minn., in 1876. [24; 80*.] 

Co^LE\ Hiram E physician, b. in Palo, Iowa, July 11, 1855; was 
graduted in medicine at the University of Iowa, 1SS4; settled at 
Cannon Falls Minn in 1881. [24; 56; 80.] 

i_oM,Li Kerry E b in Fillmore county, Mfnn., Sept. 1, 1866; was 
graduated at the Ophthalmic College and Hospital, Chicago, 1895; 
was a merchant in Spring Valley, 1887-1904; manufacturer of cameras 
and photographic supplies in Rochester since 1904- was a represent- 
ative in the legislature 1^0911 ['4 2a id* 66A ] 

Con^o^I.l Alo 7 Pit-jym pr nter b In Sheffield N B., Oct. IS, 
1&3P came to M n esota n 18 7 settl ng n St Anthonj was one of 
the publishers of the A Ivertiser the tir t da !j newpaper there; 
setved in the Sixth Minne ota Regt 186 5 becon ng regimental ad- 
jutant organized the Nat onal Cuards n th s state 18 0-71; resided 
in Chicagc ISSO 1903 and later i M nneapol s author of "The Min- 
nesota Massacre a d the S oux War ol ISfi 6 3 1 ages 1896. [241.] 

Co-^NOR Eltas H p oneer b n Ne v Sharo Mane in 1824; d. in 
Minneipolis Dec 190' He came to Lakeland, Minn., in, 1848, and 
settled at bt Anthony the next year; built the first suspension bridge 
there and also built the first bridge across the St. Croix at Taylor's 
Falls. [41, 237 (28't.] 



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CoNRAii, JiCOLi E,, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in North. Carolina, 
April 7, 1814; d. May 6, 1896. He was educated at Mission Institute, 
Quincy, 111.; came to Minnesota in 1856; settled on a farm in Blue 
Earth county, and devoted his life to home laisaloaary work in the 
various settlements in that part of the state; after 1890 resided with 
hia son in Blue Earth City. [39; 51'; 153; 178 (May 28, 1896').] 

CoNKOY, Joseph Pahreli., b. at Niagara, Canada, in 1853; came to 
Minnesota in 1891, and engaged in insurance business in Minneapolis; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1907-9. [30*.] 

CossTANS, H. B., b. in Germany, Dec. 10, 1840; came to St, Paul in 
1854, and settled in New Ulm in 1872; was assistant casbier of a bank 
five years; was county auditor, 1877-84. [32.] 

Co.NsrAKs, Henby p., pioneer, h. in France, April 29, 1834; came to 
the United States in 1851, settling in Minnesota; in 1856, with others, 
selected the site of Blue Earth City, and laid out the town; built the 
first hotel there; was sheriff of Faribault county four years, [39*; 
51*.] 

CoNSTASS, Wiij.iAM, b. in Alsace-Lorraine (then belonging to 
Prance), June 12, 1829; came to tlie United States In 1847; settled in 
St. Paul in 1850, and engaged for several years in freighting and core- 
mission business; afterward opened a wholesale grocery, and sold 
brewery supplies; retired from business in 1890, excepting care of real 
estate investments. [23*; 24; 94,] 

COKSTA.NT, Fbakk He.nkv, educator, b, in Cincinnati, Ohio, July 35, 
1869; was graduated at Cincinnati University, 1891; professor of 
structural engineering in the University of Minnesota since 1895, [127 
(10*); 137B.1 

Converse, Myla S., b. in New York, March 19, 1843; d. in Detroit, 
Minn., Nov. 9, 1905. He served in the Fifteenth Mass. Regt. and In 
the First U. S. Cavalry during the civil war; came to Minnesota in 
1872; was military storekeeper of the state, J892-9, and later was 
deputy United States marshal. [30; 237 (39*).] 

Converse, Philip S„ b. in Thompson, Conn., July 15, 1872; came the 
next year to Minnesota with his parents, who settled in Becker coun- 
ty; attended the Grand Forks Business Coilege and the State Normal 
School, St. Cloud; has been register of deeds of Becker county since 
1902; a representative in the legislature, 1911, [25; 30*.] 

Conway, Charles, journalist, b. in Indiana in 1822; served in the 
Mexican war; settled in St. Paul in 1849; engaged In printing and real 
estate business; published the Central Record at Rochester, Minn,, and 
afterward lived in Dresbach. [94.] 

CoNWEtL, RussET.L HERMAN, Baptjst clergyman, b. in Worthlngton, 
Mass., Feb. 15, 1842; was graduated at Albany University, 1866; was 
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In Minneapolis, 1865-7, and the nest year was immigration agent to 
Germany for the state .of Minnesota; removed to Boston in 1870; was 
ordained to tlie ministry in 1879; was pastor in PIiilad«]piiia, 1881-91; 
founded Temple College there in 1S8S, and has since been its presi- 
dent. He is a well known author and lecturer. [17.] 

Cook, Benjamin S„ b. in Center county, Pa., in 1833; came to Min- 
nesota in 1858; resided in Mantorvlile, 1860-73; was superintendent 
of the St. Paul street railway company, 1873-5; settled in Owatonna 
the next year; engaged in real estate and loaning business. [72.] 

Cook, Chables F., b. Dec. 24, 1866, in Austin, Minn., where he still 
resides; studied in the Eastman Business College, Poughkeepsle, N. 
Y.; -engaged in real estate and insurance business' mayor of Austin, 
1903-6, and a state senator 1111 [30« 65A' ] 

Cook, Mrs. Fbakces Olin b in Janesulie N Y Aug 11, 1S33; d. 
in Rochester, Minn., Dec 3 1901 She married John R Cook In 1857; 
settled in Rochester the same jear where her husband engaged in 
mercantile business and was president of tbe First National Bant. 
After his death in 1880, Mrs Cook suci^eeded him m the presidency of 
the bank, and held the position a few years [23" <11) ] 

Cook, Fbanklin, pioneer b in Campton N H March 30, 1828; d. 
in Minneapolis, June 5, 188'" He came to Minnesota m 1857; engaged 
In surveying, and in construction of mill dams and bi dges. During 
the last twelve years of his life he engaged m quarrying [174*.] 

Cook, Geoeoe, b. in Akron Ohio Tan 1<) 18o2 came to Red Wing, 
Minn., in 1879; was supeiintendent of the Red Wing Stoneware Com- 
pany thirty years; was the lounder of the sewer pipe Industry in Red 
Wing. [56.1 

Cook, Geoboe P., journalist b in Boston Mass No* 3, 1856; was 
graduated at Harvard College 18''fl came to Minnesota in 1883, and 
soon afterward settled in Breckenndge published th« "Wilkin County 
Gazette, and later the Echo, was postmaster after 1885 [35.] 

Cook, Jabez Wtatt, b. in Massachusetts in 183S; d. in Caledonia, 
Minn., Jan. 23, 1880. He settled in Caledonia in 1862; was register of 
deeds for Houston county six years. [29*; 61.] 

Cook, John B., b. in Oneida county, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1818; d. In Ala- 
meda, Cal., May 23, 1910. He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling at 
St. Pau]; engaged in milling and real estate business; served in the 
civil war; established the St. Paul Omnibus Co., and was its presi- 
dent. [25; 237 (50*).] 

Cook, John Ramsey, banker, b. at Clear Creek, Ohio, May 31, 1825; 
d- in Rochester, Minn., Sept. 10, 1880. He settled in Rochester in 
1S56; engaged in mercantile business; in 1864 organized the First 
National Bank, and was its president; in 1869 built a large hotel. 
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Cook, Lysandek, b, in Lewis count)', N, Y,, in 1839; settled in Lyra, 
Minn., in 1864; removed to Vemon Center, Blue Eartii county, in 1S78; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1875. [32.] 

Cook, Mabtin W., t). in Rawdon, Canada, Nov. 5, 1826; d. la Roch- 
ester, Minn,, March 6, 1897. He came to Minnesota in 18S6; settled 
in Rochester, where he owned a nursery. [166 (1897*).] 

Cook, Micihel, carpenter and soldier, b. in Morris county, N, J., 
March 17, 1828; d. Dec, 27, 1864, from wounds received In the battle 
of Nashville. He came to Minnesota, settling at Faribault, In 1855; 
was territorial and state senator, 1857-62; served as major in the 
Tenth Minnesota Regt Cook county, established in 1874, was named 
in his honor. [IS; 70.J 

Cook, Rk'Hard, clergyman, b. in Lincolnshire, England, Nov. 25, 
1821 ; d. in St. Paul, April 21, 1899. He came to the United States in 
1844; engaged in the ministry of the Methodist church after 1850; 
united with the Presbytery ot St. Paul in 1890. [153,] 

Cook, Rifus, civil engineer, b. in Campton, N. H., March 18, 1826; 
d. in Minneapolis, July 12, 1903. He came there in 1857; compiled and 
published the first map of Hennepin county, 1858; resided In Boston, 
Mass., 1864-83, and then returned to Minneapolis, [174*; 237 (28*).] 

Cook, Stephen, Congregatlona! clergyman, b, in New Haven, Vt,, in 
1796; d. in Austin, Minn,, Oct. 13, 1864. He came to Austin in 1856, 
being the first minister there. [143.] 

Cooke, ELDRincE Clikton, lawyer, b. in Tiskilwa, III,, in 1852; was 
graduated at Yale University, 1877; was admitted to the bar in 1879; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1886. [17; 24; 25; 90,] 

CooKB, Habvey B., Journalist, b. in Northampton, Mass,, April 27, 
1849; d. at Hot Springs, Ark,, Nov, 23, 1898. He served in the First 
N, Y, cavalry in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1872; estab- 
lished the Polk County Journal in Crookston in 1877. [35; 155.] 

Cooke, Lytle Osmax, farmer, b. in Virginia, July 35, 1855; resided 
in Kellogg, Minn,, and removed to Lake City; was county surveyor ot 
Wabasha county six years, and register ot deeds tour years; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1901, and a state senator since 1903, 
[24; 25; 30*.] 

CooLBAUGH, Daxiei. Manasseh, pioneer, b, in Pennsylvania; settled 
at St, Anthony in 1851, on a claim on a part of the site of Minne- 
apolis. He died in 1866. [59; 157*.] 

CoLLEN, John, b, in Maasbracht, Germany, Sept. 20, 1844; came to 
Wright county, Minn,, in 1863; served in the U. S. Infantry, 1867-70; 
returned the next year to Wright county, and engaged in farming; 
opened a furniture store In 1875 at Delano; also engaged in the lum- 
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CooLEY, Clayton R., b. in Houston county, Minn., Oct. 16, 1859; 
spent most of his boyhood in Iowa, but returned to Minnesota in 1884, 
settling In Minneapolis; engaged in investigating titles to real estate; 
was auditor of Hennepin county, 1S92-6, and later deputy collector of 
U. S. customs. [32*; 25; 26.] 

CooiSY, De Wmt Clintok, lawyer, b. in Orange county, N. Y., July 
4, 1824; was admitted to the bar in 1845; came to St. Paul in 1851; 
resided in Pennsylvania, 1864-74, then returned to St. Paul. [68; 69; 
' 93; 94.] 

CooLET, Gboege Washisgtos, civil engineer, b. in New York city, 
Jan. 17, 1845; came to Minnesota in 1864; settled in Minneapolis, was 
assistant engineer of the Northern Pacific railroad, and during several 
years county surveyor for Hennepin connty; secretary, since 1906, ot 
the State Highway Commission. [34; 26; 58; 85A.] 

CooLEY, Ghove Benjamik, lawyer, b. in Attica, N. Y., Dec. 10, 1827; 
d. in Minneapolis, Aug. 20, 18S4. He settled in Mantorville, Minn., in 
1858; was county attorney four years, and a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1872; removed to Minneapolis the same year, and after 1874 
was judge of the municipal court. [58; 167*; 161.] 

CooLEY, Jerome BrrnENE, b. in Hume, N. Y., Oct. 36, 1844; came to 
Minnesota in 1868; settled at Duluth In 1873, and has engaged in lum- 
ber, fishery, and real estate business. [24; 31; 166A*.] 

CootBY, RocEB William, Sawyer, b. in Decorah, Iowa, Dec. 25, 1859; 
was graduated at the University of Michigan, 1882; was admitted to 
the bar in Minnesota, 1S84; lecturer on law in the Universities ot Min- 
nesota, Michigan, and Chicago; author of a series of volumes on insur- 
ance laws; resided in St. Paul, and removed in 1910 to Ann Arbor, 
Mich. [17.] 

CooLiDGE, Mabsiiali. Hasvey, manufacturer and contractor, b. in 
Dotyville, Wis., ,Tuly 27, 1860; settled at Minneapolis In 1886. [24; 
25; 167 (Nov. 9. 1900*),] 

Coon, Galex H„ b, in Rutland, Wis., Aug. 25, 1856; was graduated 
in law at the University oC Wisconsin, 1880; settled at Northfield, 
Minn., in 1880; practiced law till 1891; later in real estate and lumber 
business, with office in St Paul since 1900. [24; 70,] 

Coos, HiBAM L., physician, b. in Grafton, N, Y., Aug. 25, 1828; d. in 
Northfield, Minn., Oct. 16, 1887. He was graduated at Rush Medical 
College, Chicago, in 1854; settled tn Northfield, Minn., in 1861. [70; 
139.] 

Coon, W. L., lawyer, b. in Dutchess county, N. Y., Dec, 1831; came 
to Mankato, Minn,, In 1S56; was admitted to the liar in 1860; served 
in the Second Minnesota cavalry, 1862-5, [32.] 

CooPBH, Charles Her.iiance, educator, b. in La Crosae, Wis., June 
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in Carletou College, Northfieid. Minn., 1883-98; has since been presi- 
dent of the State Normal School at Mankato. [21; 46; 83; 128 (X),] 
CoopEK, David, judge, b. in Fredericli county, Md,, July 22, 1821; d. 
in Salt Lahe City, Utah. He was admitted to the bar in 1845; was 
appointed one of the first associate justices of the supreme court of 
Minnesota, 1849; retired from the bench In 1853, and practiced law in 
St. Paul until 1864, when he removed to Nevada. [41; BS; 94; 168 
(March, 1892*)-] 

Cooper, J.\mes, pioneer, b, near Belfast, Ireland, June 24, 1805; d. 
at Cooper's Comers, Anoka county, Mian., April 2, 1893. He came to 
America about 1834; lived in Canada and Pennsylvania; came to Min- 
nesota in 1S56, and settled on a farm in Anoka county. Later be 
owned a country afore. [43.] 

Cooper, J.vmes Heato>", farmer, b. in Washington county, Pa., Sept, 
2, 1829; came to Minnesota in 1863; served in the First Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war; owned a farm in Houston county, and was 
county auditor two terms; removed to Byota, Olmsted county, in 1881. 
[66.] 

Cooper, Jason W„ wholesale grocer, b. In Cooperaville, N. Y., Oct. 
17, 1843; served in the 34th N. Y. Regt. in the civil war; came to Min- 
nesota in 1864; resided at first in Minneapolis, and later in St. Paul. 
[24; 25; 93A; 95*.] 

CooPBB, John, farmer and lumberman, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 
1, 1836; d. in Riverside, Cal., Jan, 8, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 
1856; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the Indian and civil 
wars. He afterward owned several farms near St. Cloud, and tor 
twelve years engaged in the niaaufacture of lumber. During the last 
ten years of his lite he spent his winters on his ranch in California. 
[26*; 174'; 237 (43«); 1S6A*.] 

Cooper, Joseph, farmer, b. at Fairfax Court House, Va., March 20, 
1S20; followed a seafaring life, 1830-44, and had charge of a vessel 
on the Great Lakes, 1844-53; settled at Ridgeway, Winona county, 
Minn., engaged in farming and kept a hotel ; was a represeutative in 
the legislature In 1879, [30; 76.1 

Cooper, M. L., commission merchant, b. in New York in 1835; d. in 
St. Paul, Jan. 26, 1873. He came to Minnesota in 1863; settled in 
Brownsville; was a representative in the legislature In 1873. [30; 238 
(Jan. 26, 1873).] 

Cooper, Mii.tox. building contractor, b. in 1810; d. In Minneapolis, 
Feb. 12, 1901. He came to Minneapolis In 1861; aided in the construc- 
tion of government buildings at Port Snelling, and built many fine 
residences in Minneapolis, [237 (14).] 

CopEiAKD, Joiix, h. in Wigtonshire, Scotland, Dec. 28, 1845; came to 
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general foreman of the car department of the yards of the C, St. P., 
M. and Omaha railway; since 1900 engaged In sale of railway supplies. 
[25; 27'; 95.'] 

Copp, William, M. E. clergyman, b. in Burlington county, N. J., Aug, 
19, 1823; d. in Northfleld, Minn., Jan. 2, 1903. He was captain in the 
Ninth Indiana Regt, in the civil war; came to Minnesota in lSe9, and 
was pastor in many towns, including Litchfield, Windom, and Sauk 
Rapids; also preached in Dakota, and organized the first mission 
churcb of any denomination In that territory; resided in Northfleld 
during the last seven years of his life. [237 (28).I 

CoKCOEAN, Patrick B., pioneer, b. in Ireland in 1825; came to the 
United States in 1847, and to Hennepin county, Minn., in 1855; was 
one of the first settlers in the town of Corcoran, which was named for 
him; engaged in mercantile business. [58.] 

CoBEY, GiLBEKT M., farmer, b. in Fairhaven, Vt, in 1840; came to 
Minnesota in 1857; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; resides in Houston county; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture, in 1899. [30.] 

CoBEr, Hampden A., pioneer, b. in Northampton, Mass., Jan. 20, 1822; 
settled on a claim in Wlscoy, Winona county, Minn., in 1855; was a 
representative In the legislature, 1870-3. (30; T7*.] 

Cokey, Henry B., building contractor, b. In Illinois in 1844; came to 
Minnesota in 1S52; served in the Second Minnesota cavalry, 18S3-G; 
resided in Hamilton, Mower county; was postmaster of the legislature, 
1876-7. [30.] 

CoBLisa, Eben E., lawyer, b. in Fayston, Vt., Sept. 1, 1841; came with 
his parents to Minnesota in 1856; served in the Second Minnesota 
Regt. in tbe civil war; was admitted to the bar in 1870; settled at 
Battle Lake, and built the first frame house in Otter Tail county; 
removed to Fergus Falls in 1874; was county attorney ten years, and 
a representative In the legislature in 1872; was a member of the State 
Capitol Commission, 1893-1908; custodian of the capital since 1910. 
[24; 25; 30»; 35; 237 (65).] 

CoEMACK, John W., pioneer, b, in Illinois in 1816; came to the site 
of Stillwater, Minn., in 1844; engaged in lumbering on the St. Crols 
and Mississippi rivers; settled In Princeton in 1874, and died there 
in 1886. [31; 41; 59.] 

CoRNELis, Louis, R. C. priest, b. in Belgium, April 3, 1843; came to 
the United States in 1865; engaged in missionary work in Wisconaia 
and Minnesota; settled at Minneota, Lyon county, Minn., in 1S81. 
[32.] 

CoBNELL, Francis Russell Edward, jurist, b. in Coventry, N. Y., Nov. 
17, 1831; d. in Minneapolis, May 23, 18S1, He was graduated at Union 
College in 1842; was admitted to tbe bar; and In 1854 settled in Mtn- 



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neapolis. He was a representative in the legislature in 1861-2 and 
1865; attorney general, 1S68-74; and associate justice of tlie supreme 
court, 18T5-81. [18; 19*; 30; *1; 58; 59; 84*; 85; IBS (April, 1892*); 
194; 237 (1).] 

Cornish, William Dat.ton, judge, b. in Middleboro, Mass., April 29, 
1849; d. in Chicago, Nov. 7. 1908. He was admitted to the bar in 1870; 
came to Minnesota the same year, and settled In St. Paul; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1883-5; was Judge of the Second judicial 
district, 1890-93; removed to Orange, N. J.; was vice president of the 
Union Pacific and other railroad lines, [93; 95*; 237 (51').] 

CoKKWELL, Bykon Cook, dentlst, b. in Oswego, N, Y., July 27, 1851; 
d. in St. Paul, Jan, 30, 1910. He was graduated at the Philadelphia 
Dental College, 1883; practiced after 1S89 in St, Paul. [25; 176 (Nov., 
1898').] 

COBswELL, Cjiatjncet C, hardware merchant, b, in Erie county, N, 
Y., April 13, 1812; settled in Plainvlew, Minn., in 1865. [74.] 

CoflNwELL, Elijah Robcoe, hardware merchant, b. in Willoughby, 
Ohio, Sept. 17, 1847; served in the 39th Wisconsin Regt. In the civil 
war; settled in Plainvlew, Minn., in 1867. [74.] 

CoKNWELL, F. J., merchant, h. in Savannah, Ga., in 1836; came to 
Minnesota when twenty years old; settled in Plainvlew in 1S66. [74,] 
CtBNWELL Le ^ L., banker, b. in Olmsted county, Minn., Oct. 12, 
lf"2 engaged in teaching twelve years; was cashier of the Citizens' 
State Bank of Pine Island a(ter 1903; and was president of the Zum- 
bro Falls State Bank after 1907. [56,] 

CoBsisTOT\ Feank T., b, in St. Peter, Minn.. Feb. 10, 1868; was grad- 
uated m law at the University of Minnesota, 1890-, and practiced In 
Mmneapolis was captain In the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. in the 
Philippine war 1898, and was detailed as Judge of the Inferior Provost 
Court of Manila returned to Minneapolis, and after 1907 was super- 
intendent of police [85A; 123.] 

CoKSEB FLW05D SpESCEB, b. in Gates, N. Y„ Oct. 3, 1835; served in 
the 93d N Y ipgment In the civil war; settled at Minneapolis, 1871, 
engaging m real estate business. [24; 25; S5A; 195*.] 

CoBsoN Bfvjaiii\ Fbakki.is, b. in West Lebanon, Me., Dec, 29, 
1S31 d m Red Wing, Minn., Dec. 22, 1909, He first came to Minne- 
sota in 1852; returned to Maine in 1855; settled in Glencoe, Minn,, In 
1877; was bookkeeper in the McLeod County bank sixteen years, and 
was editor oE the Glencoe Register, 1904-07; afterward resided In Red 
Wing. [237 (56).] 

CoBSON, Charles V., journalist, b, in Rocbeater, N. Y., Aug, 1, 1864; 
came with his parents to Glencoe, Minn,, in 1878; was editor of the 
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Corson, H. H., b. In Montgomery county, Pa,, Sept. 19, 1847; was 
city engineer of Minneapolis, 1871-3; settled in New Richmoncl, Wa- 
seca county, Minn., in 1877, and owned an interest in a grain elevator 
and a mill. [75.] 

CoKY, Allet!, merchant, b. in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., July i, 
1845; served in tlie 193d N. Y. Regt. in tlie civil war; came to Fari- 
bault county, Minn., in 1866; engaged in farming, and after 1889 owned 
a hardware store in Easton. [39.] 

COBY, Empson, Congregational clergyman, b. in Thorntown, Ind., Oct. 
2, 1S59; d. in Wadena, Minn., Aug. 11, 1895. He was graduated at 
Wabash College, 1885, and Yale Theological Seminary, 1888; settled 
in Wadena, Minn., in 1892. [144.] 

COKY, Hen-by William, judge, b. in Cooperstown, N. T., Oct. 26, 1S45; 
was graduated at Tufts College, 1867; was admitted to the bar In 
1871, and settled in St. Paul the same year; was judge of the munic- 
ipal court, 1885-95. [24; 98*.] 

CoacEOVB, Caeson N., b, in Westfield, N. Y., Nov. 22, 1853; came to 
Minnesota in 1870, and the nest year settled in Le Sueur; engaged in 
the sale of agricultural machinery; was president of tie Minnesota 
State Agricultural Society, 1902-7, and its secretary, 1907-10. [25; 32; 
166A*.] 

CoSTAiK, JoH.\, merchant, b. on the Isle of Man, March 2, 1845; 
came to the United States in 1869; settled in Hawley, Minn., in 1873; 
removed to Moorhead fn 1893; was judge of probate, and engaged in 
insurance business. [35; 47*.] 

Cotter, Joskph Bernako, R. C. bishop, b. in Liverpool, England, Nov. 
19, 1844; d. in Winona, Minn,, June 27, 1909. He came with his par- 
ents to the United States In 1850, and in 1855 they settled in Minne- 
sota. He was ordained priest in 1871 in the Cathedral of St. Paul, 
and afterward was a pastor in Winona. In 1889, when the See of 
Winona was established, he was elected its first bishop. He was 
active in establlehlng temperance societies among Catholics. [17; 
23; 34; 26; 77; 14B; 237 (56*).] 

CoTTEHELL, RrciiAHD Lloyd, b. in Worcestershire, Eng., Jan. 12, 1815; 
d. in Dover, Olmsted county, Minn., April 19, 1891. He came to the 
United States in 1846; settled on a farm in Dover, Minn., ten years 
later; was one of the first to engage in fruit culture in that part of 
the state. [166 (1891).] 

Cotton, Joseph Bf.i.i,, lawyer, b. at Albion, Ind., Jan. 6, 1865; was 
graduated at the Michigan Agricultural and Mechanical College, Lan- 
sing, 1886; was admitted to the bar, and two years later settled in 
Duluth; was a representative in the legislature in 1S93. [17; 22*; 
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CouiLLARU, Cornelius, b. in Frankfort, Maine, Oct. 31, 1813; d. in 
Richfield, Miiin.. Sept. 29, 1901. He came to St. Anthony Palis, Minn., 
in 1854; pre-empted a homestead in Richfield township, Hennepin 
county. [60*; 237 (14).] 

CouNTRYMA.N, A.iiBKOSE D., lawyer, b. in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., 
Feb. 8, 1850; when five years old, he came with his parents to Min- 
nesota; was graduated in law at Washington University, St. Louis, 
1874; practiced tour years In Minneapolis; settled at Appleton, Minn., 
tn 1878, [22*; 24; 25; 32; 157*.] 

Coti.vTRTMAX, Ghatia Alta, b. in Hastings, Minn., 1866; was grad- 
uated at the University of Minnesota, 1889; was assistant in the pub- 
lic library of Minneapolis, 1S89-1904, and since has been its librarian, 
[85A; 12TA*.] 

Co!;NTaYMA.>-, Levi N., b. in Orleans, N. Y„ July 11, 1832; came to 
Minnesota in 1855, and settled on a farm near Hastings; was grad- 
uated at Hamline University, Red Wing, in 1861; served in the civil 
war; later engaged in the sale of threshing machines, and resided in 
Minneapolis. [130*.] 

Countryman, Marcelm's L., lawyer, b. in Hastings, Minn,, in 1862; 
studied law at Washington University; was admitted to the bar in 
1885; settled in St. Paul the next year; was attorney tor the Great 
Northern railway company. £93.] 

CoiiNTBYMAN^, Peteb F., b. in Jetferson county, N. Y., in 1829; d. in 
Hastings, Minn., Feb. 16, 1906. He came to Minnesota In 1855, set- 
tling in Hastings; engaged in mercantile business, and later owned a 
farm at Nininger; served in the Second Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war. [48; 56; 237 {39).] 

CouPER, John Clinton, b. in Morristown, N, Y„ Jan. 24, 1830; set- 
tled in Sciota, Dakota county, Minn., in 1855; was a representative in 
the legislature, 1S62; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; removed to Northfield in 1866; was judge of the municipal court, 
1895-1906. [24; 48; 70A*; 174*.] 

CouKtNEY, Walter, surgeon, b, in Moore, Ontario, Sept. 18, 1855; waa 
graduated in medicine at the University of Michigan, 1883; chief sur- 
geon of the Northern Pacific railway since 1888; resides in Bralnerd. 
[17; 24; 25.] 

CouHTURiER, Maxcei.l, b. near Sorel, Canada, in 1816; came to Minne- 
sota as a voyageur for the American Fur company; later was employed 
by Joseph R. Brown; took a claim on the site of St. Paul in 1846; 
afterward resided on Gray Cloud island. [237 (4); 238 (May 27, 
1894').] 

Coveli,, Louis E., journalist, b. in Olmsted county, Minn., May 17, 
1869; was graduated at the Mankato Normal school, 1890, and In law 
at the University of Minnesota, 1894; settled in Atwater, and was 
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CovEHT, Joseph, larmer, t. in Sullivan county, N. Y., April 28, 1828; 
came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in Faribault; was a represent- 
ative in tie legislature in 1876 and 1S79. [SO; 70.1 

Covey, J. B., physician, b. in Duchese county, N. Y., in 17S4; d. in 
Stillwater, Minn., in 1851. He settled there in 1844. [41.] 

Cowan, D. W., physician, b. in Canada in 1863; resides in Sand- 
stone, Minn.; was a state senator in 1903-05. [30.] 

Cowan, John C, educator, !>. in Ontario, Canada, in 1860; engaged 
in teaching In Kittson county, Minn., I879-1S94; was superintendent of 
schools for that county, 1901-09, residing in Hallock. [37.] 

CowDBBY, Lymas Emmet, b. in Palmyra, N. Y., Feb. IS, 1836; A. in 
Minneapolis, Nov. 29, 1910. He came to Minnesota In 18B9, and set- 
tled in Rochester in 1865; was register of deeds in Olmsted county six 
years; engaged in real estate business, and later owned a grain ele- 
vator, in Kasson; removed to Minneapolis in 1899. [66.] 

CowiN, James, b. on the Isle of Man, July 25, 1843; came to the 
United States in 1867; came to Minnesota in 1874, and four years later 
settled in Adrian; engaged in grain and lumber business, and owned 
much real estate. [34.] 

Cowing, John B., merchant, b. in England, July 30, 1842;d. in Alex- 
andria, jMlnn., Jan. 14, 1912. He came with his parents to (he United 
States In 1849; served in the 11th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; 
settled in Alexandria, Minn., in 1865; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1878-9. [3(1; 237 (G8).]' 

CowxiKG, Donald John, educator, b. In Cornwall, England, Aug. 21, 
1880; came to the United States In 1882; was graduated at Lebanon 
Valley College, Pennsylvania, 1902; engaged in teaching; president 
of Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., since 1909, [17; 241.] 

Cox, Albert Jeffbey, physician and druggist, b, in Trempealeau, 
Wis,, March 2, 1862; was graduated at Gale College, Galesville, Wis., 
1883, and Rush Medical College, 1886; settled at Tyler, Minn., in 1886. 
[23«; 34; 34.] 

Cox, Benedict A., contractor, and builder, b. in New York City, 
March 21, 1847; d. In St. Paul, Minn., May 3, 1901. He came to Min- 
nesota In 18S3, and settled in St. Paul; with business partners, he built 
the West Hotel, Minneapolis, the Ryan Hotel, the Globe, N, Y. Life 
Ins., and Endicott buildings in St. Paul, and the Spaulding Hotel and 
other buildings in Duluth. [93A*.] 

Cox, E. St. Julien, judge, b. In Geneva, Switzerland, in 1835; studied 
law In Wisconsin, and was admitted to the bar In 1854; came to Min- 
nesota In 1857; settled in St. Peter; was captain in the First Minne- 
sota Mounted Rangers in the civil war; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1873, and a state senator, 1874; was judge of the Ninth 
Judicial district, 1877-82. [SO; 32.] 



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Cox, Ulysses Okani.e, b, in Farmlaiui, Ind., Sept. 29, 1864; was grad- 
uated at the "University of Indiana, 1900; was head of the department 
of biology in the State Normal School, Manl;ato, Minn,, 1S91-19I)5. and 
of the Indiana State Normal School, Terre Haute, Ind., since 1905. 
[7A.1 

CovKBNnALL. HoRATio G., b. In Peorta county. 111., Dec. 7, 1840; d. in 
Rochester, Minn,, March 22, 1906. He served in Illinois regiments in 
the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; later resided in St. Paul, 
Minn., and engaged in railroad building. [93A*; 121.] 

Cratts, Amasa, b. in Jay, Maine, April 22, 1807; d. in Minneapolis, 
Feb. 13. 1893. He took a claim on the site of Minneapolis in 1853; 
engaged in lumber and furniture business ten years, and owned val- 
uable real estate. [198.] 

Cbatts, Leo Met.viu.k, physician, b. in Minneapolis, Oct. S, 1863; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1886, and Harvard Medical 
School, 1890; settled in Minneapolis, 1891; has been professor in the 
medical department of Hamline Tlnlversity since 1893. [22*; 24; 25; 
85A; 127A*; 196.] 

Crafts, Let:tia Mat, librarian, h. in Minneapolis, Sept. 27, 1860; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1881; was assistant 
librarian there, 1883-1910. [127A*, B; 196; 237 (13*).] 

Craiq, H. E., farmer, b. in St. Andrews, N. B., in 1836; came to 
Minnesota in 1856; served in the Minnesota Independent Cavalry in 
the civil war; settled on a farm at Orrock, Sherburne county, in 1866; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1893-5, and 1903-5. [30*,] 

Craio, Robert 6., physician, b. in New York city, June 8, 1834; d. 
at Janesville, Minn., July 13, 1907. He was graduated at Albany Med- 
ical College, 1856; served as surgeon In the 10th .N. Y. Regt. in the 
civil war; came to Minnesota In 1866, settling at Janesville; was a 
state senator, 1883-S and 1891-3. [24; 30; 75; 237 (43).] 

Cbaio, Thomas R., b. in Ontario, Canada, in 1825; d. in Warren, 
Minn., Aug. 2, 1893. He settled therein 1879, and was register of deeds 
for Marshall county eleven years. [ISO (Sept. 27, 1893).] 

Grais, Andrew J., farmer, b. in Logan county, Ky., in 1847; came 
to Minnesota In 1877; resided at Shaokatan, Lincoln county; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1889. [30.] 

Cran'uai,!, CiiABLEs ScyiHETZ, b. in Erie county, Ohio, Jan. 18, 1840; 
catne to Minnesota in 1857, and settled in Owatonna about 1860; for 
eight years he was editor of the Owatonna Journal, and for eighteen 
years engaged in the hardware business; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1874, and a state senator, 1887, and 1891-93. [23; 30; 
70A; 72.] 

CRA?ii)Ai.i., L, S„ physician, b. in Allegany county, N. Y.. in 1S34; 
came to Minnesota in 1863; practiced medicine and owned a drug 
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CaiNDALt,, Lathak Aufiuswa, Baptist clergyman, b. in Plymouth, N. 
Y., Sept. 20, 1850; was graduated at Hillsdale College, 1873, and Roci- 
ester Theological Seminary, 1881; pastor in Minneapolis since 1904. 
[17; 2*.] 

Cbandall, N. C, b. in Watertown, N. Y., March IS, 1838; came tu 
Minnesota, settling in Dakota county in 1S61; owned a farm, aad en- 
■ gaged la teaciing; was a repreaentativ« in the legislature in 1878, 
[30.1 

Crane, Frank Ihting, lumberman, b. at Sharon Center, Ohio, Sept. 
26, 1848; came witii his parents to Minnesota in 1863, and to Austin 
in 1864; after 1873 engaged in lumber business, and has had many other 
financial interests; was mayor of Austin three terms; president of 
the Austin National Bank. [2i; 25; 111; 167 (Feb. 3, 1894*).] 

Crane, Peter Bela, b. in Wisconsin, March 6, 1847; came to Min- 
nesota in 1869, settling at first on a farm near Montevideo; removed 
to Minneapolis, and became president of the National Mutual Life As- 
sociation. [32*; 32.] 

Chase, Ralph B., farmer, b. in Canton, N. Y., April 22, 1858; was 
graduated at Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y., 1877; 
settled at Grand Meadow, Minn., in 18S7; representative in the legis- 
lature, 1911. [30*; 65A.] 

Crane, William Iler, lecturer, b. in Delaware county, Ohio, Aug. 27, 
1S66; was graduated at Ohio Wesleyan University, 1888; engaged in 
teaching, 1888-1905; has written many papers and articles on educa- 
tional subjects; resides In Minneapolis. [17.] 

Chary, Benjamin P., M. E. clergyman, b. in Indiana, Dec. 12, 1821; 
d. in San Francisco, Cal., in 1S96. He was graduated at Pleasant Hill 
Academy {now Belmont College), 1842; was admitted to the Methodist 
Conference of Indiana in 1845 as an itinerant jireacher; was presi- 
dent of Hamline University, then at Red Wing, Minn., 1857-60; state 
superintendent of public instruction, 1S61-2; and chaplain of the Third 
Minnesota regiment in the civil war. In 1864 he became editor of the 
Central Christian Advocate; was presiding elder in Colorado after 
1872; resided in California after 1880. [130*.] 

Ckahy, Charles Wesley, physician, b. in Potsdam, N. Y., May 6, 
1835; was graduated at Albany Medical College, 1858; served as cap- 
tain in the 98th N. Y. Regt., 1861-2, and afterward was surgeon in 
other regiments; settled In Lake City, Minn., in 1876. [74.] 

Ch.^.tte. David, b. near Minnehaha Falls, Minn., March 15, 1837; came 
with his father to the site of Wabasha when a child; was a raft pilot 
on the Mississippi twenty-six years. [74.1 

Cratte, Oliver, pioneer, b. in Liverpool, Eng., Oct. 4, 1800; d. in 
Wabasha, Minn., April 22. 1884. He came to Minnesota in 1835, and 
resided at Mendota; settled on the site of Wabasha in 1839, being the 



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government blacksmith for that band of Sioux. He and Joseph Buis- 
son were the first white settlers in that place. [74; 237 (1).] 

Cravatii, Li.ewei.t.yn" S,, pioneer farmer, b. in. Cortland county, N. 
Y., March 11, 1838; came to Winona county, Minn., in 1S56; settled on 
a farm in Hamden, Becker county, in 1870; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1871. [37; 38.] 

Craven, Joseph W., Journalist, b. in Maine in 1856; came to Minne- 
sota in 1857; resided in Carver county, where he taught school and 
engaged in farming; was editor and publishev of the Norwood Times; 
was a state senator, 1891-3. [3I>; 238 (Jan. 5, 1894').] 

Cray, liOEiN, judge, h. in Clinton county, N. Y., Oct. 19, 1844; came 
to Minnesota in 1859; served three years in the Ninth Minnesota 
Regt.; was admitted to the bar in 1875, and settled at Mankato; was 
judge of the Sixth judicial district, 1900-08. [24; 25; 30; 32; 45*; 83*; 
137*.] 

Cray, Wn,i.ARi> R,, lawyer, h. in Highgafe, Vt., May 5, 1853; was 
graduated at Middlebury college, 1876; came to Minnesota the next 
year, and was admitted to the bar in 1878; resides in Minneapolis; 
was a representative In the legislature in 1897. [aO; 8aA; 90*.] 

Chesap, Cmables W., b. in Newcastle. Ohio, Dec. 9, 1833; settled in 
Eyota, Minn,, in 1856; engaged in blacksmith business and the sale of 
agricultural machinery; was enrolling clerk in the state senate in 
1879. [30; 66; 66A*.] 

Cbessby, Ttmotiiv EoniN-RON^, Baptist clergyman, b, in Pomfret, Conn., 
Sept. 18, 1800; d. in Des Moines, Iowa, Aug. 30, 1870. He was grad- 
uated at Amherst College, 1828, and Newton Theological Seminary, 
1830; settled in Minnesota in 1851; was pastor at St. Paul, Red Wing, 
Faribault, and Hastings; afterward was chaplain of the Second Min- 
nesota Regt isei i [141 237 (It 338 (Sept 9 IS"*).] 

CnE'fsT CiiAKU's A M B cleigyman b in Newburv, N. H., in 1843; 
served in New Hampshire regiments in the civil war; was graduated 
at the Ccnference Senimaiy of Tilton N H in 1869 studied theology 
at Boston Innersitv settled in Minnesota m 18S2 was chaplain of 
the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt in the Philippine war [123] 

CREfa'?! E W Baptist clergjman b in 180 d n Minneapolis, Sept. 
14, 1883 He came to Minnesota in 18 2 and organ zed the first Bap- 
tist church in Minneapolii later was pastor In Hastli gs Pine Island, 
and Richfield [141 ] 

Cretin Josfph R (. bishop b in Lvon brance n 1800; d. in St. 
Paul h eb 22 IS57 He studied and became a priest in his native 
land w Ih the intention of becom ng a miss onary At the age of 
twenty two iears he came to Dubuque and worl ed there and among 
the 1\ innebago Ind ans for ten *eath Hav ng been appointed by the 
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Paul, te went to France to secure priests for his diocese, and there 
received episcopal consecration. Bishop Cretin did much to promote 
immigration to Minnesota; he founded many churches, schools, and 
convents, in this state, and carried on an extensive work among the 
Indians. The cathedral of St. Paul was built under his direction, at a 
cost of (70.000. [1; 3; 4; 28, IV'; 93; 94; 14o*; 146*.] 

Crist, Henby James, M. E, clergyman, b. in Lawrenceburg, Ind.; 
came with his parents to Dakota county, Minn., in 1856; served in the 
Eleventh Minn. Regt. in the civil war; was graduated at Hamline Uni- 
versity, Red Wing, Minn., in 1869, and at Garrett Biblical Institute, 
1870; Joined the Minnesota conference; was pastor at Cannon Palls, 
■ Duluth, St Paul, and other places; removed to Texas, and in 1887 to 
California. [48; 130*.] 

Crist, John J., M. E. clergyman, b. In Lawrenceburg, Ind., in 1846; 
d. in Faribault, Minn., March 8, 1894. He canie to Minnesota with his 
parents In IS^B served n the F'lst M'n esota Battalon a the cvl 
war was grad ated at Nortbweate n L ers tv IS jo ned tl e M n 
nesotd conference the same yea was pastor n ^ar o s places n 
lud ne ^ nona and Monticello [150 ISn March 21 1894 ] 

CRiTCHErr Eb Ear Thomas ed cator b n Concord N H July oO 
1 63 was graduated at Dar mouth College 1985 came to M nnesota 
soon afterward a d engaged n teach ng was i^uper ntendent of pub 
Ic BClools n New Uln 1S941910 removed to M imeapol s 19in be- 
con ng ase stant state inspector of high schools [ b* ] 

Cbitifm E^ M H n an fact rer b n TVasbtenaw co ntv M ch in 
1()J4 came to M n eaota n 18a5 engaged in the manu actu e of gal 
van zed ron cornice roof'^ etc n 8t Paul after 18b7 later opened 
an office an I factory n Mnneaiois [58] 

Ca XER Al is LUTnBai b in Paris Ma ne Maj 4 I'^S was 
grad ated at Bondon College IS o settled n Mlnneapol s i 1880 
engag ng in eal estate and in estmei t business [1 * 24 2 ] 

Crockee, George Washikgtoi^, flour manufacturer, b. in Herinon, 
Maine, in 1832; settled in Minneapolis In 1855; was part owner of sev- 
eral mills. [84*; S5A.] 

Ceockes, Stepiies LovELAKn, druggist, b. in Genesee county, N. T., 
Dec. 12, 1845; settled in Faribault, Minn., in 1868; died in Denver, 
Colo., March 3, 1904. [70; 70A*.] 

Crobtut, Whliam AiiorsTrs, author, b. In Redding, Conn., Jan. 29, 
1835; enlisted as a private soldier in the U. S, army in 1861; and after- 
ward held positions on various newspapers, among them being the 
St. Paul Times, and the Minneapolis Tribune. He traveled extensively, 
and was well known as a newspaper correspondent; author of several 
books; now lives in Washington, D. C. [1; 4; 17; 28, X; 29; 94; 165.] 



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Cbomb, Joii.x, banker, b. in Perthshire, Scotland, Feb. 27, 1843; d. in 
Crookston. Minn., Dec. 10, 1908. He came to the United States in 
1869, settling in Otter Tall county, Minn.; removed to Becker county, 
and was its first auditor; was appointed register of the U. S. Land 
office at Crookston in 1S81; for the last twenty years of his life was 
president of the Merchants' National Bank of Crookston. [237 (51*).] 
Cbonkihtb, Edoab, b. at Glens Falls, N. Y., Jan. 20, 1826; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1853; came to Minnesota, settling in Rochester; 
served In the Indian war, 1862; resided in Waseca county after 1867; 
was county auditor, 1870-SO; owned a farm near Alma City. [75*.] 

Croukhite, Johk Q., farmer, b. in Oiin, Iowa, is 1853; d, there, Dec, 
9, 1901. He came to Minnesota in 1882; resided at Argyie; was a 
state senator, 1895-7; was editor and publisher of the Argyie Banner. 
[30; 237 (19).] 

Crooks, Mrs. Mak\ (MAiiKAUTi-HciYA-wiis), an Indian woman of 
the Medawakanton band of Sioux, b. at Kaposia, near St. Paul; d. at 
the Indian settlement near Morton, Minn., March, 1899. She and her 
husband, John Crooks (Tukon-we-cbas-tay), were Christians, and at 
the time of the Sioux massacre were kind to some of the white cap- 
tives. Her name is inscribed on the monument erected in honor of 
the friendly Indians at Morton, Minn. [241.] 

Cbooks, Ramsay, fur trader, b. at Greenock, Scotland, Jan, 2, nS7; 
d. in New York city, June 6, 1859. As a member, and subsequently' 
president, of the American Fur Company, he was well known through- 
out the Northwest. He was identified with the fur trade in Minnesota, 
and had great influence with the Indians. Crookston, Minn., was 
named for him. [28, HI.] 

Crooks, Samuel Stearss, manufacturer, b. In Hopkinton, Mass., April 
30, 1851; settled in St, Paul in 1S83, where he engaged in the man- 
ufacture of shoes. [3*.] 

Crooks, WiiiiAM, b. in New York city, June 20, 1832; d. in Port- 
land, Oregon, Dec. 17, 1907. He was graduated from the department 
of civil engineering at the West Point military academy; settled in 
St. Paul in 1857. as chief engineer of the St. Paul and Pacific rail- 
road; served as colonel in the Sixth Minnesota Regt in the civil war; 
was a representative in the state legislature, 1875-7, and a state sen- 
ator, 1881. The first locomotive used in Minnesota, in 1862, was named 
William Crooks In his honor. [28, XII; 30; 94; 115; 237 (48*).] 

Crosby, Alios, journalist, b. in Centerville, Mass., Oct. 26, 1858; set- 
tled in Willmar, Minn., in 1876; became sole proprietor of the Will- 
mar Hepublican Gazette in 1892. He also owned the Raymond News 
after 1902. [38; 63*.] 

Crosby, Fhakcis Marios, judge, b. in Wilmington, Vt., Nov. 13, 1830; 
d. in Hastings, Minn., Nov. ]5, 1910. He was admitted to the bar in 



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1855, and practiced in. his native town three years; came to Hastings, 
Minn., in 1858; was judge of the First judicial district, 18T2-19I0. [IS; 
24; 25; 30; 41; 48; 56*; 337 (40*, 59', 62).] 

Chobbt, John, b. in Hampden, Maine, Nov. 1, 1829; d. in Minneapolis, 
Dee. 29, 1887. He settled there in 1877, and with C. S. Washburn 
engaged in the manufacture of flour. [84*; 168 (Dec. 30, 1887*).] 

Crosby, Oi-iveB, manufacturer, b. in Dexter, Maine, Jan. 29, 1856; 
was graduated as a mechanical engineer at Maine State College, 1876; 
settled in St. Paul the same year; president of the American Hoist 
and Derrick Co. [24; 35; 95*.] 

Ckosby, Simon Percy, lawyer, b. in Dester, Maine, Sept. 24, 1858; 
was graduated at Maine State College, 1879; was admitted to the bar 
in 1883; settled in St. Paul the same year. [93; 98*; 137.] 

Cross, Datid E., merchant, b. in Ohio in 1840; came to Minnesota 
in 1861; served in the army in the civil war; resided at Amboy, Blue 
Earth county; was a representative in the legislature in 1895. [30; 
45*.] 

Cross, Edwi.n Childs, physician, b. in Bradford, Vt., April 16, 1824; 
was graduated at Norwich University, Vt., in 1846; came to Minne- 
sota and settled In Rochester in 1858, where he had a large practice. 
[18,] 

Cboss, Eusha "Wild, physician, b. in Bradford, Vt., July 13, 1828; 
d. in Rochester, Minn., Nov. 21, 1899, He served as surgeon in the 
Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; attained the rank of major. 
[121.] 

Cross, Judsos Newell, lawyer, b. in Pogueland, N. Y., Jan. IG, 1838; 
d. in Minneapolis, Aug. 31, 1901. He was a student at Oberlin Col- 
lege when the civil war began; enlisted in the Seventh Ohio Regt., 
and during the first year of the war was promoted to the rank of cap- 
tain; in 1864 was made adjutant general ot the military district of 
Indiana. After the close of the war he studied law, and in 1875 set- 
tled in Minneapolis. [3*; 32*; 26*; 58; Si*; 90»; 121; 166 (1901*); 
237 (14*).] 

Cross, William F., farmer and merchant, b. in Hanover, N. H., 
March 15, 1833; came to Minnesota in 1859, settling in Red Wing; 
served in the Sioux war, 1863-6, as a lieutenant in Hatch's Battalion 
of cavalry; was a representative in the legislature, 1891; secretary 
of the State Agricultural Society, 1892-5; removed to Colorado, 1896, 
and to Boise, Idaho, 1906. [166A*.] 

CaossETT, HoBATio N., b. in Canada, June 15, 1832; d. in Faribault, 
Minn., April S3, 1902. He settled in Faribault In J86S, and was super- 
intendent of the Northwestern division of the United States Express 
Co. [237 (19).] 

Crossfieu), Amasa Scott, lawyer, b. in Canada, July 15, 1855; was 
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the bar the same year; setUed in Minnesota in 18S5 at Brown's Val- 
ley; was a representative in the legislature in 1889. [30.] 

CaoTHEBS, Samuel McChob;*, Unitarian clergyman, b. tn Oswego, III., 
June 7, 1857; was graduated at Princeton University, 1S74, and Union 
Theological Seminary, 1877; studied also at Harvard Divinity School, 
1881-2; was a Presbyterian pastor in Nevada and California, 1877-81; 
entered the Unitarian ministry in 1882; was pastor in St. Paul, Minn., 
188e-94, and in Cambridge, Mass., since 1894; author of many books 
and magazine articles. [17.] 

CsowLEY, Philip, b. In County Tipperary. Ireland, in 1S18; d. In St. 
Paul, Jan. 9, 1902. He came to the United States in 1849; settled In 
St. Paul in 1857, and became city engineer; was superintendent ot 
schools for Dakota county, 1S70-8; resided in West St, Paul. [93A*; 
174*; 237 (19*).] 

CauTTEsnEs, Joei. D., pioneer, settled In St. Paul in 1848, but later 
resided at St. Anthony and Crow Wing; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1857; served In the quartermaster's department in the 
c'ivil war, attaining the rank of colonel; after the war removed to 
Bayfield, Wis. [94.] 

CuLiirx, William E., lawyer, b. in Oswego, N. Y., in 1861 ; came to 
Minnesota In 1880; was admitted to the bar in 1882; resided at Buf- 
falo; was attorney of Wright county several years, and a state sen- 
ator, 1895-7. [30.] 

CuLLRX, J. H., farmer, b. in Ulster county, N. Y., in 1830; d. in St. 
George, Benton county, Minn., April 33, 1871. He was the first per- 
manent settler in St. George, coming there in 1857. [31.] 

CuLLEN, John K,, merchant and farmer, b. in Ireland, Nov. 24, 1824; 
came to the United Stales In 1849, and to Minnesota In 1873; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1874; settled in Marysville, Wright 
county. [31.] 

GvLvEH, Gkorce, pioneer, b. in Cayuga county, N. Y., Sept 19, 1818; 
d. in St. Paul, March 13, 1879. He settled at Long Prairie, Minn., in 
1848, and engaged in the Indian trade; removed to St. Paul in 1853, 
and continued in the same business twenty-two years. Later be was 
proprietor of the Metropolitan hotel. [28, IV; 94; 337 (1).] 

Cl-lvbh, Joshua B., b. in Armenia, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1830; d. in Du- 
luth, July 17, 1883. He settled in St. Paul in 1856, and engaged in 
mercantile pursuits two years; was afterward receiver of the land 
ofSce at Buchanan, now included In Dulutb; served through the civil 
war in the Thirteenth Michigan Regt,, enlisting as a private, and 
being promoted to the rank of colonel. At the close of the war he 
settled in Duluth, and was its first mayor. [23; 28, IX; 29; 161.] 

CuMMiNGS, Allex, b. In Herkimer county, N. Y., April 21, 1840; 
served in the 35th N, Y. Regt in the civil war; settled in Blue Earth 
City, Minn., in 1868; was sheriff of Faribault county eight years. [51.] 



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CuMMiNGB, I. N., pioneer, b. in Crawford county. Pa., Feb. 28, 1818; 
came to Minnesota in 1S55, and tlie nest year organized a company 
who foundetl and settled tie town of Spring Valley; opened the first 
store there, and built a mill. [63,] 

CuMMiNos, James, farmer, b. In Ontario, Canada, in 1862; came to 
Minnesota in 1882; resides near Mallory; was a representative in the 
legislature, 1899-1901. [30.] 

Cu-MMiKos, Jambs P., huilding contractor, b. in St. Paul in 1S64, and 
resides there; was a representative in the legislature in 1907. [30*.] 

CUMMisos, ROBBHT WiNTiiBOp, b. In Lycoming, Pa., June, 1825; came 
to Minnesota in 1845, and settled on a farm at St. Anthony in 1848; 
after 1853 engaged in real estate business. [32; 41; 84*.] 

Cummins, A. R., farmer, b, in Hamburg, N. T„ July 23, 1511; set- 
tled in Lynd, Lyon county, Minn., In 1868; was the first county treas- 
urer, [33,] 

Cummins, Horace, b. in Bristol, Wis., Aug, 25, 1S43; came to Min- 
nesota in 1857; resided at Eagle Lake, served In the 2nd Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war; engaged in farming, and later owned a grain 
elevator; was a representative in the legislature in 1877-1881. He went 
to Alaska in 1903, and for two years was general superintent for the 
Alaska Fish and Lumber Co. [30; 46.] 

CuMMiris, James, b, in Canada, March 30, 1838; served in the 2StIi 
Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; settled in Lynd, Minn., in 18G7, and 
was the lirst sheriff of Lyon county. [32.] 

CusMiJVoHAM, John R., farmer, b. in Ireland in 1842; settled in 
Greenwood, Minn,, in 1857; served in the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in 
the civil war; was a representative in the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

CuNsiNGHAM, RoisEKT A., Clergyman, b. in County Mayo, Ireland, 
Jan. G, 18S4; came to Canada in 1884, and to Breckenridge, Minn., in 
1899; was pastor of the M. E. church there, and later of Methodist 
churches in other places until 1903, when he settled at Nassau and 
united with the Congregational denomination, being pastor there and 
at Marietta. [38.] 

Cunningham, W, I. W., M. E. clergyman, b. in Ripley county, Ind., 
June 10, 1831; d. in Sleepy Eye, Minn., April 3, 1882. He was licensed 
to preach in Minnesota in 1857; was pastor in Wisconsin eight years; 
and later returned to Minnesota. [150.1 

CuNNiNOfiAH, William, b. in Ireland, Nov. 1, 1843; d. in St. Paul, 
Oct, 19, 1898. He came with his parents to the United States when 
five years old; served in the Sixth N. Y. cavalry, 1861-5; came to 
Minnesota In 1873, and to St. Paul in 1876; engaged in stock commis- 
sion business. [93*; 122,] 

CuBRiE, AncHiB.iLD, Sr„ b. in Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1816; came 
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sola m isfi pngiged in mercantile business in Winona county until 
18 2 then removed to Cuine named for his son, and built a mill 
theie afterward engaged m real estate and loaning business. [34.] 
CiBRiE Damu- lainier b m Canada, April 10, 1847; came witb his 
parents to Minnesota wben nine lears old; owned a farm in Arendahl, 
Fillmoie county was a representative in tlie legislature in 1878, [30; 
52] 

CiRBiF E A teachpr b m Canada, Feb. 25, 1851; came to Minne- 
sota when ten years old wa*, giaduated at the State University, J 877; 
was superintendent of '■cliools in Murray county two years, and prin- 
cipal of schools at Tracy aftei liSl. [32.] 

CbHRiii. NuL merchant and baniter, b, in Canada, Dec. 15, 1842; 
was the ftunder of the lUUge of Currie, named in his honor, 1872; 
built the first store there and in 1S74 aided In organizing the Murray 
Countv Bank [34 ] 

CtRBTF RoRLMT farmei b in Ayrshire, Scotland; was drowned in 
Chisago lalte m isss He came to the United States in 1854, and the 
ne\t year settled in Center ( ity, Minn.; was superintendent of 
schools judge of ptobate and clerk of the district court. [41.] 

CLPRit.H FHEDLKich. MoKTiMFR b. in Boston, Mass., Dec. 30, 1852; 
came to Minnesota In IS-b owned a farm in Decoria, Blue Eart.h 
county; was a representative m the legislature in 1891; resided in 
Mankato after 1893, engaging in wholesale confectionery business; 
was mayor, 1899-1901. [24; 46; 83*.] 

CuRRiEK. Henky, farmer, b. in New Hampshire in 1837; served in 
the Third Wisconsin battery in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
lieutenant; settled in Dodge county, Minn., In 1867; was a state sen- 
ator, 189B-7. [30.] 

Curtice, David L., civil engineer, b. in New York, in 1828; d. in St, 
Paul, April 15, 1902. He settled in St. Paul in 1856; was city engineer, 
and also engaged in railroad surveying; during tile later years of his 
life owned a stationery store. [94; 237 (19*). I 

Curtis, Ctiabi.es A., b. in Hallowell, Maine, Oct. 4, 1825; was grad- 
uated at Norwich University, I860; served as second lieutenant in 
the regular army in tbe civil and Indian wars; was professor in Nor- 
wtch University, 1869-75, and its president, 1875-80; was commandant 
of Shattuck School, Faribault, Minn., after 1880. [70,1 

Curtis, Golq Tompkins, Sawyer, b. in MorrisviHe, N. Y., Aug. 16, 
1821; d. in St. Louis, Mo., July 24, 1862. He was graduated at Ham- 
ilton College, 1840; settled in Stillwater in 1854; was a member of 
the state constitutional convention, 1857; and was iieutenant and cap- 
tain In the Fifth Minnesota Regt. [IS; 40; 41; 137*.] 

Curtis, Vibhil C, educator, b. in Columbus, Pa., in 1844; was grad- 
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Mian., 1883-6, and in Winona, 18S6-90; was superintendent of schools 
in St. Paul in 1896-8. [95*; 238 (Dec. 5, 1896).] 

CuETisa, CiiABLEa Cakrota, educator, b. in Clinton, N. Y., Aug. 23, 
1837; was graduated at the Normal School at Albany in 1858; came 
to Minnesota in 1869; settled in Minneapolis in 187i, and established 
a business college; in 1879 opened a branch in St. Paul. He was prom- 
inent in masoaic circles. [58; 84*; 163*; 176 (Jan., 1885»).] 

CusHMAN, Chabi.es Metcalf, pjoneer, b. in Attleboro, Mass., July 
6, 1829; d. in Minneapolie, April 26, 1906. He settled In Minneapolis 
in 1857; taught school there one term, and after 1SB8 owned a book 
and stationery store, [85A*; 174*.] 

CoTi.EH, Edwaho Hltciiins, wholesale druggist, b, in Boston, Mass., 
May 3, 1848; came to Minnesota in 18G3; member since 1871 of the 
firm of Noyes Brothers and Cutler, St. Paul. [24; 25; 95»; 197.] 

CuiTEK, Ammi, b. in Westbrook, Maine, May 20, 1819; d. in St. Paul, 
July 24, 1896. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Anoka; 
served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. as first lieutenant, and after- 
ward as captain and assistant quartermaster; engaged in manufac- 
turing flour and lumber in Anoka, and also in publishing the Anoka 
City Herald. Later lie practiced as a magnetic physician in St. Paul. 
[31; 43; 166A*.] 

CcTTiB, OacAB L., banker, b. in Westbrook, Maine, in 1846; d. Sept. 
4, 1898. He came to Anoka, Minn., in 1865; was county auditor several 
terms; was secretary of the state senate, 1887-9, and later was cashier 
of the Anoka State Bank. [43.] 

CyiTEB, Sumner C, b .in Sebee, Maine, in 1832; d. in Minneapolis, 
April 13, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1856; settled in Minneapolis, 
where he engaged in building mills. [237 (19).] 

Cutis, Ansos Bailey, b. in Lillington, N. C, Oct 23, 1866; removed 
to Clilcago in 18S3, and engaged in railroad ofBcial service; came to 
Minnesota in 1S87; genera) passenger agent of the Minneapolis and 
St. Louis railway since 1894; resides in Minneapolis. [23*; 24; 25.] 

Cutis, C. E., b. in Orwell, Vt., Aug. 2, 1835; settled in Forest City, 
Minn., in 1856; was county treasurer and county auditor; was a state 
senator, 1872-4 and 1879, and a representative in the legislature in 
1876. [30.] 

CuTTS, E, H., pioneer, b. in Portsmouth, N. H., May 31, 1831; was 
graduated at Norwich University in 1849; was the first settler in 
Walcott, Rice county, Minn., 1854; enlisted in the Eighth Minnesota 
Regt. in 1862, and later was captain in a colored regiment; resided in 
Faribault after 1875. [TO.] 

Cutis, Elijah J., merchant, b. in Kennebec county, Maine, Aug, 17, 
1844; d. at Howard Lake, Minn., Sept. 22, 1897. He served in the 22d 



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N. Y. Reet. ill the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1869; resided in 
Minneapolis and BufEaio; settled at Howard Lake in 1ST7; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1877 and 1880. [3ft: 31; 16fi (1897),] 

Dacey, James F., manufacture!', b. in Canandaigua. N. Y., Sept. 3, 
1853; eagaged in railroad work. 1866-88; settled in Duluth, 1889, and 
eatahlished the Gogebic Steam BoHer works. [31A*.] 

Dargett, Besjajiix F., b. in Wiscasset, Maine, Sept. 31, 1821; d. in 
Sauk Rapids, Minn., Aug. 31, 1901. He settled at Elk River, Minn., in 
1855, and engaged in lumbering; afterward resided at Little Falls and 
Sauk Rapids. [237 (14).] 

Daogett, Frank E., journalist, b. in Vermont in 1837; <i. in Litch- 
field, Minn., Oct. 14, 1876, He learned the printer's trade, and for a 
time worked on the St Paul pioneer; served in tlie First Vermont and 
the Sixth Minnesota regiments in the early part of the civil war. and 
later was first lieutenant in a colored regiment. He published the 
Wabasha Herald, 1866-7ft. and established the Litchfleld Ledger in 
1872. [65; 1B5; 238 (Oct, 15, 1876).] 

DAeoETT, OscAB, merchant, b, in Morrison county, Minn,, in 1857; 
resided at Sauk Center; was a representative in the legislature, 1899- 
1901. [30,] 

Dahl, Joii.N F,, lawyer, b, in Bergen, Norway, in 1S70; came to Min- 
nesota the next year; was graduated in iaw at the University of Min- 
nesota, 1892; resides in Minneapolis; was a representative in the leg- 
islature, 1895-7. [30.] 

Dahi.b, Oi.E, Lutheran clergyman, b, in Norway, May 15, 1853; was 
educated at Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, 1881-6; was pastor in 
Morris, Minn,, 1886-9, Duluth, 1889-95, and in Aitkin county after 1895, 
[148.] 

Dahi,stra.\i), Cakl Akel, journalist, b. in Stockholm, Sweden, July 
10, 18*6; d, in 1884. He came to the United States in 1871; was as- 
sociate editor of the Minnesota State Tidning, Minneapolis, after 1877. 
[169,] 

Daii-ey, M, a,, lawyer, b. in Granville, N. Y., Apnl 19, 1821; settled, 
in Dwatonna, Minn,, in 1856; was admitted to the bar in 1857; was 
register of deeds five years; was a state senator in 1863; served In 
the army in the civil war, attaining the rank of major; was engrossing 
clerk ill the senate in 1877: later resided in Minneapolis, [29; 30; 72.] 

DakiiV, Robert, lawyer, b. in England, June 30, 1833; came to Min- 
nesota, in 1855; settled in Red Wing; was clerk of the district court 
of Goodhue county- twelve years; was a representative In tile legis- 
lature in 1865, and clerk of a committee on the grasshopper plague, 
1877. [30,] 

Dale, AipHEus, carpenter, b. in Union county. Pa, Jan. 7, 1844; 
came to Minnesota in I860; resides in North Minneapolis; was a rep- 
resentative In the legislature In 1895-7. [30,] 



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Dale, Hans J., merchant, b. in Norway, Nov. 16, 1849; came to the 
United States when ten years old; settled in Willmar, Minn., in 1874; 
later resided at Renville, where he engaged in mercantile business 
and banking. [35; 63*.! 

Dale, He.vky Newtok, physician, b. in Butler county, Ohio, Aug. 2, 
1831; d. in Faribault, Minn., June 13, 1909. He was graduated at the 
Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, in. 1856; settled in Rice county, 
Minn., the same year, and resided in Faribault after 1S67, [29; 70; 
237 (56).l 

Dat.e, O. G., b. in Norway, Feb. 7, 1861; came with his parents to 
the United States when eight years old, and to Minnesota In 1870; 
was graduated at the State Normal School, Mankato, 18S6; settled In 
Madison, Minn.; w^s superintendent of schools for Iiac qui Parle 
county, 1887-9, and county auditor, 1889-97; was a state senator since 
1903. [24; 30*; 169.1 

Dalen, Q. G., merchant, b. in Mower county, Minn., in 1857; resides 
in Hayfield, Dodge county; was a representative in the legislature in 
1903-5. [30*.] 

Dallimobg, G. a., veterinary surgeon, b. in Canada in 1846; came to 
Minnesota in 1879, and settled in St. Paul in 1884; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

Dalrymple, Alton R,, b. in Warren county. Pa., Oct. 30, 1853; d. In 
St.* Paul, Feb. IS, 1901. He came to Minnesota in 1877; owned a large 
farm In the Red river valley, and for twenty-four years managed the 
40,000 acre farm of his uncle, Oliver Dalrymple, and also his steam- 
boats and grain elevatore; resided in St Paul after 18SG. [237 (14).] 

Dalrymple, Oltvee, bonanza farmer, b. in Warren county, Pa., in 
1830; d. in Casselton, N. D.. Sept. 3, 1908. He studied at Yale Col- 
lege and later at Yale Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1855; 
came to Minnesota in 1S56; settled In St. Paul in 1860; engaged in 
extensive farming operations after 1866, cultivating 2,500 acres in 
Washington county for ten years; and after 1876 he developed much 
larger tracts in the Red river valley in North Dakota, amounting to 
about 30,000 acres devoted to wheat growing, probably the largest 
wheat farm in the world. [23*; 93; 337 (51').] 

Daly, Joir.\, farmer, b. in New Bruaswick, Nov. 28, 1847: came to 
, Stillwater, Minn., in 1870, and five years later settled on a farm in 
May township, Washington county; was a representative in the leg- 
islature, 1891. [42*.] 

Daly, M. J., lawyer, b, in St. Paul, March 13, 1S61; was admitted to 
the bar in 1886; resides in Perham; was attorney of Otter Tail county, 
1890-g, and a sfate senator, 1899-1902. [25; 30; 3S.] 

Daly, PtTER, b. in County Clare, Ireland, June 27, 1838; came to the 
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St. Paul in 1S70, where be was inspector ot public works for the 
state and the U. S. government; eneagcd in mercantile business and 
railway construction, and built the first house in Hallock, Minn. 
[241.] 

Daizell, Jon^" Afton, lawyer b. in Waddington, N. T., Oct. 14, 1861; 
was graduated at Hamiiton College, 1884; was admitted to the bar in 
1886; came to Minnesota In 1890, and settled at Morton; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1907-09. [34; 30*.] 

D.\HON, Albert B., farmer, b. in Troy, Maine, June 4, 1824; came to 
Minnesota in 1852; the next year settled on the site of Princeton, and 
built the second house there; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt., 
1S62-5; later settled on a farm in Baldwin, Sherburne county. [31.] 

Damp, Geohoe W., farmer, b. in Fremont, Ohio, in 1838; d. in Fari- 
bault, Minn., Nov. 28, 1908. He served In the First Wisconsin cavalry 
In the civil war; settled in Minnesota in 1866; was a representative 
in the state legislature in 18S9 and 1895; resided near Faribault. [30; 
70A; 237 (51).] 

Das A, Malcolm McGeegoh, Congregational clergyman, h. in 1837, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y.; d. there July 25, 1897. He was graduated at Am- 
herst college, 1859, and at Union Theological seminary, N. Y., 1863; 
settled in St. Paul in 1878, and was pastor of Plymouth church ten 
years; removed to Lowell, Mass., in 1888; author of a "History of 
Carleton College," and "Annals of Norwich, Conn., 1S61-6S." For sev- 
eral years he was one of the editors of the Advance, published in 
Chicago. [7; 68; 144; 179 (Aug., 1897); 337 (9); 238 (July 26, 1897).] 
Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseii, general, b. in Fort Sullivan, 
Eastport. Maine, April 15, 1822; d. in Portsmouth, N. H., July 15, 1905. 
He was graduated at the TJ. S. military academy, 1842; served in the 
Mexican war; was in garrison duty, chiefly in Minnesota, till 1855; 
was a banker in St. Paul, 1855-1861; went ae colonel with the First 
Minnesota Regt. to the civil war; was commissioned major general 
of volunteers in November, 1862; resigned from the army in 1865; 
afterward engaged in mining and railroad operations in the western 
states. During his later years he lived in Washington, D, C, [1; 4*; 
17; 28, XII; 115; 237 (27*)-] 

Dane, Hesey J., merchant, b. in Mont Vernon, N. H., Feb., 25, 
1834; came to Minnesota in 1855, and settled in. Le Sueur; engaged in 
mercantile business after 1866. [32.] 

Dasehy, Patrick J., R. C. priest, b. at Waupun, Wis., in 1858; d, in 
Minneapolis, March 5, 1904. He came with his parents to Minne- 
apolis when an infant; was ordained to the priesthood in 1881; later 
studied in Europe; was a professor in St. Thomas College, St. Paul, 
and was pastor in Faribault and Minneapolis. [237 (35*).] 



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Dakfobth, William, surveyor, b, in Merrimack county, N. H,, May 
2, 1833; a. in Red Wing, Minn., Nov. 24, 1897. He was captain in tie 
16th Vermont Regt. in ttie civil war; aettied in Red Wing, Minn,, in 
1870. [54; 166 {1898*).] 

Dakiw,, H. M., miller, b. in Virginia in 1829; came to Minnesota 
in 1856; settled at Fillmore; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1873. [30.] 

DiKiELiS, A. l... "o. in Arcade, N. Y., April 26, 1836; came to Rock 
Lake, Lyon county, Minn., in 1876, being one of the earliest settlers 
there; was county register of deeds, 18S1-2. 132.] 

Daniels, Asa Wilder, physician, b. in Stratford, N. H., Jan. 15, 
1829; was graduated at Ohio Medical College; came to Minnesota in, 
1853; settled in St. Peter in 1861; served as surgeon in the Indian 
war of 1S62, and established a hospital in the Court House at St. 
Peter for the wounded refugees. [32; 237 (61*); 241.] 

Daniels, Jaked Waldo, physician, b, in Stratford, N. H., June 15, 
1827; d. at Los Angeles, Cai„ May 3, 1904. He studied medicine in 
New York, and in 1855 came to Minnesota. Soon after his arrival 
he was appointed to the Indian Agency at Yellow Medicine. In 1862 
he was appointed assistant surgeon in the Sisth Minnesota Infantry, 
and later was surgeon in the Second Minnesota cavalry, with the rank 
of major. He bad great influence with the Indians, and became in- 
spector of Indian agencies. In 1887 he retired from public service 
and settled in Faribault. In 1900 he removed to Los Angeles. [23*; 
121.] 

Dasiels, John FBA^-KLl^-, b. in Hartland, Vt., Aug. 15, 1827; d. in 
Fairmont, Minn., April 23, 1903. He came to Fairmont in 1866; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1873. [39; 237 (28).] 

Daniels, Joh.^ V., banker, b. in Summit, N. Y., 1808; d. in Roch- 
ester, Minn,, Sept. 23, 1881. He came to Minnesota in 1S66, settling 
in Rochester. He was a state senator, 1S62-7, and 1876-7, and a repre- 
sentative in the legislature two terms. [30; 66; 237 (1).] 

Daniels, Milto.v J., banker, b. in New York, April 18, 1838; came to 
Minnesota in 1857; served In the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; settled in Rochester in 1866, and became president of the Union 
National Bank in 1881 ; was a representative in the state legislature, 
1883-5, and a state senator, 1887-9. [30; 66.] 

Daxiels, Petbs, lumberman, b. in Nelson, N. Y., Nov. 5, 1807; set- 
tled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1857, and built the Red Wing Mills. [54.] 

Danielson, Gborce W., pioneer, b. in Toronto, Ont, June 22, 1827; 
came to the site of Dututh in 1853; the next year built the first house 
there; served in the Union army during the civil war; was appointed 
Indian farmer at Tower, Minn., in 1882; during later years resided in 
Duluth. [237 (32*).] 



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Danz, Fbakk, Jr., musical director, b. in New York City, May 11, 
1851; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 24, 1911. He came to Minnesota In 186S 
with his parents, who settled in St. Paul; was a teahcer of music in 
New York City, 1S67-83; returned to St. Paul in 18S3, and was leader 
of bands in that city and Minneapolis, [24; 25; 93A; 337 (59).] 

Danzl, Fbedixand, b. in Bavaria, Dec. 23, 1835; came to the United 
States in 1856, and to Minnesota the nest year; settled in St. Jo- 
seph, Stearns county, and owned a lumber mill, a flour mill, and a 
farm. [3].] 

Dabby, Benjamin Edwi.^, journalist, b. on Prince Edward Island, 
Feb. 18, 1848; came to Minnesota in 1871, and engaged in teaching; 
established the People's Press at Owatonna in 1874, and has since 
been its publisher. [24; 25; 70A; 72; 238 (Dec. IT, 1893*).] 

Dare, Artiiuk Newmas, journalist, b. In Jordan, N. Y., May 25, 1850; 
came to Minneapolis in 1867 with his parents; has been editor of the 
Elk River Star-News since 1876; was a member of the legislature, 
1895-9, and Speaker of the House in 1899; was state expert printer, 
1903-07. [22*; 24; 26*; 30; 38; 237 (36*); 238 (Dec. 9, 1S93*, and 
Jan. 3, 1899),] 

Darelius, Auodst Be.vsom, lawyer, b. In Sweden, July 3, 1859; came 
to the United States in 1873, and to Minneapolis in 1876; was grad- 
uated in law at the University of Michigan, 1889. and has since prac- 
ticed ia Minneapohs; was a representative in the legislature in 1891. 
[24; 169,1- 

Darhkg, a, B„ farmer, b. in Franklin county, Vt,, Jan. 26, 1824; 
was graduated at Bakersfleld Acaderay In 1844; came to Minnesota 
in 1854, and the nest year conducted the government survey of the 
Sious Reservation, west of Fort Ridgely, dividing it into townships. 
In 1880 he settled on a farm at Clear Lake. 131.] 

DABLijiO, John Hesry, b. at Lake Ridge, Mich., April 15, 1847; was 
graduated as a civil engineer at the University of Michigan, 1873; has 
since been employed on government engineering work; settled in 
Duluth, 1884. [31A.] 

Darling, Williasi LAFAYtnTE, civil engineer, b. in Oxford, Mass., 
March 24, 1S56; was graduated at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 
1877; settled in St. Paul, and engaged in railway engineering; since 
1905 chief engineer of the Northern Pacific railway. [17,] 

DARLl.^■G■l■o^-, Sahaii P., educator, b. in Pennsylvania; d. in Faribault, 
Minn., Feb. 19, 1881. Se came to Faribault in 1862; engaged in 
teaching, and had charge of the Episcopal girls' school, St. Mary's 
Hall, from its beginning in 1866 to the time of her death. [70; 152; 
24L] 

Darbagii, Edwaku J,, lawyer, b. in Painesvllle, Ohio, June 20, 18G9; 
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Notre Dame University, Indiana; returned to Minnesota, settling in 
St. Paul in 1887; and in 1890 was admitted to the bar. In 1895 he 
was elected corporation attorney for the city ot St. Paul. [22*; 95*; 
100; 238 (Nov. 9, 1S99).] 

Dabbow, Daniei, C, physician, b. in Neenah, Wis., Jan. 4, ISBO; was 
graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, 1884; settled in Moor- 
head, Minn.; estahlished a hospital there in 1893, and is its presi- 
dent. [24; 25; 35; 36.] 

Dart, Charles Henry, merchant, b. In Forest City, Minn., Feb. 5, 
18S2; was treasurer of Meeker county, 1893-4; was a state senator, 
1899-1905; resides in Litchfield. [24; 30.] 

Dart-t, E .H. S., b. in Salisbury, Vt„ Nov. 24, 1824; d. in Owatonna, 
Minn., Jan. 31, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1868, and settled in 
Owatonna; conducted an experiment station for trees. [1G6 (1895*); 
237 (2S*).] 

Daughbbty, Fbank Bebtine, contractor, b. in Rosendale, Wis., June 
7, 1850; d. in Pine City, Minn., June 8, 1911. He settled in Duluth in 
1S78; was a state senator, 1891-3 and 1899-1903. [27»; 30; 237 (59, 
67*).] 

d'Auteemo:«t, Chables, Jh., lawyer, b. at Angelica, N. Y., June 2, 
1851; after studying a year in Switzerland, was graduated at Columbia 
Jjaw School in 1875; came to Minnesota In 1882, settling in Duluth; 
was county attorney of St. Louis county, 1884-6, and mayor of Duluth, 
1892-4. [22*; 24; 25.] 

Davenport, Edward J., lawyer, b. at Middlebury, Vt., in 1852; was 
graduated at Middlebury College; came to Minnesota in 1871; was 
admitted to the bar in 1874; was clerk of the district court of Hen- 
nepin county many years; resided in Minneapolis; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1889. [30; 58.] 

Davenport. James, b. in Connecticut, July, 1S12; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 
4, 1887. He settled in St. Paui in 1856, and opened a bookstore; au- 
thor of many sketches and stories. [68; 94; 237 (1); 238 (Feb. 5, 
1887).] 

Davekpoht, WrriiAM, soldier, b. in Pennsylvania; was commandant 
at Fort Snelling, 1836-7; was brevetted colonel in 1838. [11; 12.] 

Davidson, Charles, edacator, b. near Hudson, Ohio, July 39, 1852; 
was graduated at Iowa College, 1875; settled in Minneapolis in 1879, 
and established the Minneapolis Academy. [58.] 

Davidson, Charles H., b. in Libertyviile, 111., March 15, 1846; d. in 
Austin, Minn., Sept. 22, 1901. He came with his father to Austin 
when eleven years of age; engaged in newspaper work; was the first 
president of the Austin National Bank, 1889. £28, XII; 237 (14).] 

Davii>son, Jasies HAMn-i-ON, lawyer, b. in Burlington, Ohio, Jan. 25, 
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in the 14tli Kentucky Regt, in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
colonel; settled in St. Paul in 1S66, and was admitted to the bar the 
next year; was editor of the Daily Press, 1SB6-T0; practiced law in 
Chicago, 1895-1906; then returned to St. Paul. [17; 93*.] 

Davidson, J.vmes Wiikei.kk, b. in Austin, Minn., June 14, 1872; was 
graduated at the Northwestern Military Academy, Highland Park, 
III.; was in the U. S. consular service in Formosa and China, 1897- 
1905; later in lumber business, residing in Calgary, Alberta; author 
of several books on Formosa. [17.] 

Davidson-, John D., farmer, b, in Connecticut in 1844; came to Min- 
nesota in 1853; resides in Mapleton; was a representative in the leg- 
islature In 1907. [SO*.] 

Davidson. Wii.mam, pioneer, b. in Scotland, Oct. 21, 1810; came to 
the United States in 1829, and to Minnesota in 1853; opened prob- 
ably the first farm in Winona county, near Winona. [76.] 

Davidso.v, Wii.(.!.\m Fi s()x, b, in Lawrence county, Ohio, Feb. 4, 
1825; d. in St. Paul, May 26. 1887. He came to St. Paul !n 1854, 
bringing his steamboat, "Frank Steele," and engaged in steamboat- 
ing business on the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers. He also built 
several large business blocks in St, Paul. [2:1*; 41; 98*; 176 (April 
18S6); 237 (l).l 

Davidson, "William N., b. in Sardinia, N. Y., Nov. 7, 1833; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Iowa; settled in Luverne, Minn., in 1878; was 
attorney of Rock county two terms; was city attorney for Luverne 
nine years; was Judge of probate, and for the past thirty years has 
been county surveyor. [71 ; 71A.] 

Da VIES. Daxikl T., b. in Wales in 1851; settled in Minneapolis in 
1882; is president of the Davies Packing Co., and was lueat inspector 
of Minneapolis two terms; was a representative in the state legisla- 
ture in 1897. [30; 171*.] 

Davies, David, Presbyterian, clergyman, b. in Tirgwyn, Wales, July 
12. 1789; d. in Blue Earth county, Minn., April 17, 1861. He came to 
the United States in 1837; ordained to the ministry in 1840; settled 
on a farm in Cambria, Blue Earth county, Minn., and engaged in 
farming and ministerial work. [171.] 

Daviks, D.wiD J., b. in Wales, Marcb 31. 1814; d, Sept. 22, 1891. He 
came to the United States in 1844; was a missionary to the Indiana 
in Nebraska. 1S53-60; settled on a farm in Beaver township, Fillraore 
county, Minn., in 1861. [171*.] 

Davies, John E., pioneer, b. in Nefyn, Wales. July 26. 1795; d. in 
Cambria, Blue Earth county, Minn.. May 26. 1867. He came to the 
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Davies, Joseph, lawyer, b. in Watonwan county, Minn., Sept. 27, 
1S68; was graduated at the State Normal School, Mankato, 1S96; was 
county superintendent of actools, 1899-1908; resides In St. Jamea; a 
representative in tho legislature, 1909-11. [24; 30*.] 

Davies, Richard, Congregational clergyman, b. in Wales, Jan. 1, 
1804; d. in Mankato, Minn., July 24, 18S7. He came to the United 
States in 1837; was ordained to the ministry in 1854; settled at South 
Bend, Minn., in 1855; organize*! several churches; owned a farm near 
Blue Earth City, and after 1874 resided in Mankato. [ITl".] 

Davis, A, B., h. in Shiloh, N. Y., Dec, 15, 1S36; came to Minnesota 
in 3857; served as captain in Brackett's Battalion of cavalry in the 
civil war; was sheriff of Faribault county six years; and iater was 
postmaster of Winnebago City. [51.] 

Davis, ALraEo, farmer, b. in Birmingham, Bng., in 1S39; d. in Ma- 
pleton. Minn., Feb. 3, 1909. He came to the United States when ten 
years old; served in the Fifth Kansas Cavalry in the civil war; set- 
tled In Minnesota in 1865, at Medo, Blue Earth county; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1889; removed to Mapleton. [30; 237 
(51).] 

Davis, Andrew, merchant, b. at Elk River, Minn., July 31, 1S66, and 
resides there; has been a representative In the state legislature since 
1907. [30*.] ■ 

Davis, Buei Tubiieb, teacher, b. in Decatur, III., July 31. 1852; was 
g-aduated at the State Normal School, Kansas; engaged in newspaper 
work several years; and in 1891 became principal of the city schools 
of Winona, Minn. [77*.] 

Davis, C. F., miller, b. in Oxford county, Me., Sept. 4, 1819; d. In 
St. Cloud, Minn.. Feb. 17, 1888. He settled in St. Cloud in 1867; built 
a flour mill at Clearwater; was a representative in the legislature in 
18B3. [31; 168 (March 2, 1888),} 

Davis, Charles E., b. In Wales in 1844; came to the United States 
in 18G5, aettUng in Le Sueur, Minn.; removed to Lake Crystal in 
1S69, and engaged in mercantile business; after 1893 engaged In grain 
commission business in Minneapolis, [32; 171.] 

Davis, Charles H., merchant, b, in Meshoppen, Pa., Sept. 19, 1856; 
came to Minnesota in 1879, settling at Bird Island; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1889, [30,] 

Davis, Cuaru^s L., journalist, b, in Chester, Vt,, Aug, 23, 1833; set- 
tled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1858; was first lieutenant and afterward 
captain in the Tenth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; engaged In 
newspaper work, and after 1869 owned and published the Red Wing 
Argus, [54,] 

Davis, Ciiables Russki.l, lawyer and congressman, b. in Fittsfield, 
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in 1853; removed in 1866 to St. Peter; was admilfed to the bar in 
1872; was a representative in. the legislature iu 1889 ,and a state sen- 
ator, 1891-3; has been a representative in Congress since 1903. {9; 
17; 22*; 24; 30'; 32; 237 (45).] 

Davis, Cushma\ Keixooo, statesman, b. in Henderson, N. Y., June 
16, 1838; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 2", 1900. He spent his childhood in 
Waukesha, Wis.; was graduated at Michigan University, 1857; studied 
law, and began practice at Waukesha in 1859; served during most of 
the civil war as assistant adjutant general on the staff of Gen. Wiiiis 
A, Gorman; was compelled by typhoid fever to leave the army in 186'i; 
came the next year to Minnesota, and resumed the practice of law in 
St. Paul, In 1867 he was elected, as a Republican, to the state leg- 
islature; was n. S. district attorney for this state, 1868-71; was gov- 
ernor of Minnesota, 1874-6; was U. S. senator from 1887 until his 
death. As chairman of the Committee on Pensions, he was author, 
in 1890, of the pension act that ended the demand for excessive pen- 
sion legislation; as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, 
lie reported to the senate, April 13, 1898, the resolutions which were 
a practical declaration of war against Spain. In August, 1898, he 
was appointed a member of the Spanish-American Peace Commission. 
He was a profound student of French and English literature, and of 
international law; author of many published speeches and addresses, 
of lectures on Hamlet and Madame Roland (1882), The law in Shakes- 
peare (1884), and Lectures on International Law (1897). [1; 2*; 7; 
10; 17; 18'; 20; 22*; 23; 26*; 27*; 28. IV*, XIII*; 30; 41; 68; 93; 
95*; 109*; 136; 137; 171'; 237 (11*).] 

Davis, Et>ward E., merchant, b. in New Sharon, Maine, May 28, 1840; 
served in the 24th Maine Regt. in the civil war; settled in Anoka, 
Minn., in 1866, engaged in farming and mercantile business, and con- 
ducted a meat marliet. [31.] 

Davch, EriwAHo J., physician, b. in Wales, July 6, 1839; came with 
his parents to the United States in infancy; served in the 146th N. 
Y. Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; was grad- 
uated at Albany Medical College, 1868; settled in Mankato, Minn., the 
same year; removed to Weiser, Idaho, in 1900. [S3*; 171*.] 

Davis, Bi.i.ehy C, b. in Washington, N. H., Jan. 24, 1832; d. in Crook- 
eton, Minn., Jan, 17, 1912. He was captain of the 85th Indiana Regt, 
in the civil war; engaged in railroad contracting; came to Minnesota, 
and graded part of the Great Northern railway; built the first frame 
house in Crookston, 1872; took a claim on part of the townsite; was 
the first mayor of the city. [35; 237 (68).] 

Davis, George, h. in Lancaster, Mass,, Sept. 22, 1832; d. in 1879. He 
settled in Stillwater, Minn., in 1853; was sheriff of Washington coun- 
ty, 1861-71; clerk of the district court several years, and county audi- 
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Davis, Geosoe F., lawyer, b. in Disfleld, Me., Oct. 14, 1864; was grad- 
uated at Maine Wesleyan Seminary, 1SS5, and tlie Albany Law School, 
1889; settled in Duluth the same year; was a representative in the 
legislature ia 1S99. [30.] 

Davis, Geobge Henky, Episcopal clergyman, h. in Buxton, Maiae, 
May 27, 1842; d. in Faribault, Minn., Jan. 11, 1907. He came to Min- 
, nesota in 1S69; was graduated at Seabury Divinity school, Fariliauit, 
in 1S75; was rector of a church in Brainerd, 1888-95, in Mankato, 1895- 
1905, and then became warden of Seabury Divinity school. [83; 237 
(43).] 

Davis, Hobace S., physician, b. in Marion county, Ohio, May 26, 1855; 
was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1884; and later took post grad- 
uate and polyclinic courses in New York; settled in Duluth in 1888. 
[31A.] 

Davis, Jamks P., physician, b. in England, July, 1843; d. at the 
Soldiers' Home, Minnehaha, Aug. 29, 1909. He came with his parents 
to the -United States when two voars old; served in the Fourth Vir- 
ginia Regt. in the ciyil wai , *as graduated at Missouri Medical Col- 
lege; came to Minnesota in 1873, and settled in Kellogg, Wabasha 
county, in 1S75, [74; 237 (S6).] 

Davis, L. R., b. in Berlishire county, Mass., Dec. 25, 1815; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in Wisconsin; settled In Lac qui Parle, Minn., in 
1872; was county attorney, and county superintendent of schools; and 
was county auditor, 1881-3, [33.] 

Davis, Mahcus J., real estate dealer, b. in Oswego, N. Y., May 29, 
1842; first came to Minnesota in 1865, and bought land near Duluth; 
was elected mayor in 1890. [20.] 

Davis, T. C, b. in Strafford county, N. H.. Sept. 4, 1830; came to 
Minnesota in 1863; settled in Farmington; was the first president of 
the Farmington Bank; engaged in real estate business and collecting. 
[48.] 

Davis, Thomas Moobe, b. in Philadelphia, Pa„ April 8. 1818; d. in 
St. Paul, Sept. 2, 1877. He became connected with railroad business 
in 1855, and was treasurer of the St. Paul and Duluth railroad at the 
time of his death. He resided In St. Paul. [237 (1).] 

Davis, William M., b. in Jo Daviess county, III,, May 13, 1S42; came 
to Minnesota with his parents in 1S55; served in the Fourth Minne- 
sota Regt. in the civil war; settled on a farm in Murray county; built 
the first house in Fulda, 1880; engaged in real estate business, and 
selling farm machinery. [34.] 

Davis, William Stkahns, educator, b. in Amherst, Mass., April 30, 
1877; was graduated at Harvard University, 1900; was Instructor and 
professor in several colleges, and since 1909 professor of history in 
the University of Minnesota; author of several novels and an Outline 
History of the Roman Empire, [17.] 



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Davis, William W., Sn., b. in Wales, Jan. 23, 1S29; d. in OaklaDd, 
Cal., Nov. 18, 1905. He came to the United States in 18i8; settled at 
South Bend, Blue Earth county, Minn., in 1858, and engaged in mer- 
cantile business. [171*; 2H7 (39).] 

Davis. William W„ Jr., b, at South Bend, Minn,, May 13, 1862; re- 
aides in Mankato; was a bookkeeper fltleen years, and later cashier 
of tile Mankato Savings Bank. [25; 171*.] 

Davison, Dakiei., steainhoat captain, h. in Pennsylvania, .Tuly 27. 
1836; settled in Read's Landing, Minn., in ISfil, and was captain and 
pilot on the Mississippi. [7*.] 

Dawsos, a. F., b. in Derbyshire, Eng., December, 1849; came to 
the United States with his father when nine years old; lived in Fill- 
more county, Miiin.; engaged in building mills; owned a machine 
shop in Preston, Minn. [168 (July 29, 1S87*).] 

Dawbok, Bahnarar, b. in England, Sept. 25, 1825; d, at Clear Grit, 
Fillmore county, Minn., Feb. i, 18S2, He came to the "United States 
in 1851; buiit at Carimona tlie first mill in Fillmore county, Minn.; 
served in the Seventii Minnesota Regt. In the civil war; resided in 
Lanesboro, and after 1877 conducted a hotel at Clear Grit. [52.] 

Dawsox, William, banker, b. in County Cavan, Ireland, Oct. 1, 
1835; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 19, 1901, He came to America in 1846; set- 
tled in St. Paul in 1861; was mayor of tbat city, 1878-81. [28, IX; 
68; 93*; 176 (April, 1886, and Jan., 1895); 237 (14*).] 

Day, a, a., pioneer, b. in Washington county, Maine, May 2S, 1838; 
came to Minnesota in 1854; engaged in lumber business In Minne- 
apolis until 1879; then settled on hia farm of 960 acres in Empire, 
Dakota county. [48.] 

Day, Bukt W., journalist, b. in Green county. Wis., July 5, 1859; 
came to Minnesota in 1877; engaged in newspaper publication in Fair- 
mont and Jackson, and in 1887 purchased the Hutchinson Leader; was 
first assistant secretary of the state senate in 1886. [64.] 

Day, D.avid, pioneer physician, b. in Virginia, Sept. 19, 1825; d. in 
St. Paul, Marcli 8, 1896. He was graduated from the medical depart- 
ment of tie University of Pennsylvania, 1849; came to St. Paul the 
same year; was register of deeds; was a member of tie territorial 
legislature, 1852-3; opened a drug store in 1854; was postmaster of 
St. Paul in 1875. [38, IV*; 39; 32; 68; 93; 94; 237 {9'); 238 (March 
9, 1896*).] 

Day, Ditds, b, in Wilbraham, Mass., Oct. 10, 1817; settled at Castle 
Rock, Minn., in 1855; owned a farm, and after 1858 engaged In the 
manufacture ot sorghum syrup; was postmaster nine years. [48; 166 
(1895*).] 

Day, Epwi.n- W., b. in Granville, N. Y, Nov. 14. 1S33; d. in Bdgerton, 
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sota Regt. la the civil war; settled on a farm, in Osborn Pjptstoip 
county, in 187S; was county superintendent of sciioois lb fl Si and 
register of deeds, 1887-90. Later lie was postmaster at Iijdgerton eight 
years. [34; 237 (31).] 

Day, Frank A., journalist, b. in Green county, 'Vvif bejit 30 18i5 
came to Minnesota in 1874, settiing in Fairmont, and the ftame jear 
estabiished the Sentinei, of which he was editor and p iMisher until 
1910; was a representative in the legislature in 18 "^ and a state sen 
ator, 1887-95, being president of the senate in 1895 was 1 eutenant 
governor, 1895-7; was private secretary o£ Governor Tohnson 1905 9 
removed to Missoula, Montana, in 1910. [22*; 24 25 30 34 39* 
238 (March 30, 18S6'.).] 

Day, Habwood GALUSnA, journalist and lawyer, ,h. in Jericho, Vt,, 
July 15, 1844; served in the 13th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; 
was admitted to the bar in 1868; came to Lanesboro, Minn., in 1878; 
removed to Albert Lea in 1883, where he lias since owned and pub- 
lished the Freeborn County Standard. [24; 25; 52; 53A*; 155*.] 

Day, J. C, pioneer, b. in Fayette county, Pa,, Jan. 30, 1822; served 
in the First Missouri Regt. In the Mexican war; came to Houston 
county, Minn., in 1855, and two years later settled in La Crescent; 
was a member of the state constitutional convention, and of the flrst 
state senate; had charge of a terry across the Mississippi several 
years. [61.] 

Day, Leonabd, lumberman, b. In Leeds, Maine, May G, 1811; d. in 
Minneapolis, Feb. 26, J886. He came to Minneapolis in 1854, and en- 
gaged extensively in logging and lumber manufacture. [18.] 

Day, Oscab Fayette Gaises, journalist, b. in Chicago, 111., Oct. 7, 
1860; studied for the stage, but soon engaged in newspaper worit; 
musical composer, and author of novels, drama, and lyrics; resides 
in Minneapolis. [17.] 

Dav, William Henby Harbison, lumberman, b. in Washington 
county, Maine, In 1839; was killed in a railroad wreck, Jan. 22, 1903. 
He settled in Minneapolis in 1854. [237 (28*).] 

Daytos, Daniel, b. in Bennington county, Vt., Aug. 29, 1800; set- 
tled in Fillmore county, Minn., in 1855; owned a farm and a hotel; 
served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. In the civil war, attaining the 
rank of first lieutenant; was a representative in the legislature, 1859- 
60; resided in Harmony. [52.] 

Dayton, Fbancis Henry, traveUng salesman, b. in Kingsville, Ohio, 
July 30, 1845; d. in Orion, Mich., Dec. 1, 1897. He came to Minne- 
sota in 1853; served in the Seventh Iowa Regt., 1862-3; resided in 
Stillwater and St Paul; was sergeantat-arms in the legislature in 
1879; was custodian of the Court House and City Hall, St, Paul, 
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Daytox, Lyiian-, b. in Southing ton, Conn., Aug. 25, 1810; d. in St. 
Paul, Oct. 20, 18S5. He came to Minnesota in 1849, and invested 
largely in real estate in the city of St. Paul; was the projector and 
president of the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad. Dayton 
Bluff, in St. Paul, was named for him. [29*; 31; 41; 60*; 94.] 

Deakis, Rohert L., lawyer, b. in England in 1834; d, in St. Paul, 
Feb. 9, 1902. He came to the United States in 1S45; settled in Min- 
nesota ten years later; resided in Red Wing and St. Paul; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1865. and assistant clerk in the 
legislature, 1878-87. [30; 237 (19).] 

DEAt.v, Dennis J., farmer, b. in 1SC& in Scott county, Minn, where 
he afterward resided; was a representative in the legislature in 1899- 
1901. [30.] 

Dean, Epmuki>, pioneer, b. in New York in 1804; d. in St. Paul, 
I'eb. 13, 1876. He settled there at an early day, and invested largely 
in real estate. [23g (Feb. 15, 1876).] 

Dea.n, Elgese, b. in Ireland in 1823; came to the United States in 
1850; settled in Hastings, Minn., In 1855; was county treasurer, 1857- 
60; engaged in farming, grocery business, and contracting. [48.] 

Deak, Praskljn B., haulier, b. in Windsor county, Vt., July 22, 1834; 
settled in Glencoe, Minn., in 1857, and engaged in mercantile business 
Ave years; was county superintendent of schools, and after 1862 was 
county auditor; engaged in real estate business, 1872-83; and after- 
ward was cashier of the McLeod County Bank. [64.] 

Dean, 1. N., b. in Huntingdon, Pa., in 1S35; came to Minnesota in 
1856; founded the town of Blakeley, Scott county, which he named 
in honor of Capt, Russell Blakeley, of St. Paul; was the first post- 
master and the first merchant there; served in the Fourth Minne- 
sota Regt., 1861-5; engaged in farming after 1874. [32.] 

Dean, Joiir>', farmer, b. in Parkham, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1831; came to St. 
Paul in 1850; engaged in lumbering, and was pilot of rafts on the 
Mississippi river seventeen years; then settled in Sunrise City, Chi- 
sago county; was a representative in the legislature in 1879. [30.] 

Deax, JosiiJ'H, an Indian trader, b. in Ireland, Jan. 10, 1826; d. in 
Eureka Springs, Ark., May 20, 1890. He settled in St. Anthony in 
1850; took the first claim at Bloomington Ferry, 1852; was treasurer of 
Hennepin county; was one of the proprietors of the Pacific mills In 
Minneapolis, and was cashier of the Security Bank, 1877-82. [21*; 
59; 84»; 87; 167 (May 23, 1890); 174*.l 

Dean, William Blake, merchant, b, in Pittsburg, Pa., Sept. 26, 183S; 
settled in St. Paul in 1856 and engaged in the hardware business; 
was a founder in 1860 of the firm of Nicols and Dean; has beeen largely 
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a state senator, 1S91-4, and drafted the bill .which was enacted as a 
law for building the new state capitol. [17; 33; 34; 35; 36*; 27; 30; 
93A; 95*; 98*'; 23S (Aug. 6, 1897*).] 

Dean, Wili-iam J., merchant, b. near Port Hope, Ontario, July 19, 
1843; came with his parents to Minnesota in 1855; served three years 
In the Ninth Minnesota Regt. duriag the civil war; settled at Minne- 
apolis in 1877, and has since been a wholesale dealer in agricultural 
implements. [25; 26*; 85A'; 174*.] 

Deane, Erasmus Mn,LEB, b, in Hartford county, Conn., May 8, 1819; 
d. in St. Paul, April 9, 1889. He came to Minnesota In 1862; dealt in 
farm machinery in St. Paul; organized the St. Paul Harvester Works 
in 1872, of which he was president. [68; 238 (April 10, 1889).] 

Deans, George H., b. in Maine, April 11, 1869; came to Minnesota in 
1872; resides in Foreston, and is engaged in lumber and mercantile 
business and farming; sergeant-at-arms of the Minnesota house of 
representatives, 1911. [30*.] 

Dearbobn, Greenleat-, soldier, b. in Massachusetts; d. Sept. 9, 1846. 
He was brevetted major in 1839, and was commandant at Port Snell- 
ing. 1841-3. [11; 12.] 

Deaeino, Sam, farmer, b. in Conway, N. H., Oct. 1, 1834; came to 
Minnesota in 1865, settling in Hennepin county; two years later re- 
moved to West St. Paul. Here he cultivated a model farm and had a 
dairy. As the city enlarged he platted and sold his farm as city lots. 
[20; 93*; 98'.] 

Dearth, Elmer Henrt, b. in Sangerville, Me., June 6, 1859; set- 
tled in Minnesota in 1883; was editor and publisher of newspapers at 
Henderson and Le Sueur, 1884-91; later was connected with insur- 
ance business, and removed to St. Paul; was insurance commissioner 
of tha state, 1897-9 and 1901-5. [24; 25; 26'; 30; 93A*; 96*; 111; 
237 (24*, 36*).] 

De Camp, Hoeace, b. in Sing Sing, N. Y., May 10, 1827; settled in 
Moorhead, Minn., in 1872, and built the first frame house there;' was 
register of deeds, 1877-88. [35; 91,] 

De Carufei^ Charles ABTHLit Sicahu, R. C. priest, b. in Quebec, 
Canada, Aug. 4, 1836; attended Nicollet College; was ordained in 
1859; was pastor at Mendota, Minn., after 1878. [48.] 

Decree, Cai.vjn D., b. in Mower county, Minn.; was graduated at 
Carleton College, 1886; engaged in hardware business in Austin nine 
years; was purchasing agent for the University of Minnesota, and was 
secretary of its board of regents after 1905. [127A*.] 

Deckek, Ja<-oii S., pioneer, b, in Flatbrookville, N. J., Oct. 14, 1831; 
settled on a farm near Austin, Minn., in 1856. [65A*; 111; 174*.] 

De Coster, F. V., raercliant, b. in Buckfieid, Maine, Nov, 19, 1838; 
came to Minnesota in 1857, and the next year settled in Kingston, 



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Meeker county; enlisted, in the Fourth Minnesota Regt,, 1861, and 
later was captain in another regiment; removed to Litchfield In 1871. 
[65.] 

Dedox, 'WiLUA.ic S., larnier, b. in Sweden in 1845; came -to Minne- 
sota in 1S56; served in the civil war; resides at Taylor's Palls; was a 
state senator, 1891-3. [30; IfiS.] 

Deegan, Joii.v, farmer ,b. in Jefferson county, Wis,, in 1858; came 
to Minnesota in 1875; resided at Prior Lake, Scott county; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1903-5. [30*.] 

Db Go^^nos, Niciiows, b. in France, Nov. 19, 1691; d. in Quebec, 
Canada, Dec. 16, 1759. He entered the Order of the Jesuits at Bor- 
deaux in 1710; came to Canada in 1725; founded a Sious mission in 
1727, with Gulenas, at Fort Beauharnois, near the present village of 
Frontenac, Minn. [114; 146.] 

Db Gkaff, Andrew, railroad builder, b. near Amsterdam, N. T., Oct. 
21, 1811; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 7, 1894. He came to Minnesota In 1857 
to construct the Transit railroad, and afterward built many railroads 
in this state. [20*; 75; 93-; 98*; 237 (9*); 238 (Nov. 8, 1894).] 

De Graff, Chari.bs A., b. in New York in 1843; d. in St. Paul, July 
20, 1887. He came to Minnesota In 1858, and engaged in railroad con- 
struction; served in the army during the civil war; afterward owned 
a large farm near Janesville. [29* ; 75*; 93; 166A*.] 

De Grafe, Ika, pioneer, b. In Richmond vllle, N. Y., about 1828; d. 
in St, Paul, Feb. 8, 1888. He came to Minnesota at an early day and 
engaged in railroad construction. His home was In Winona. [23S 
(Feb. 9, 1888).] 

DEiN-Aim, Samubi. N., b. in Rosseiu, Russia, Jan. 25, 1872; was grad- 
uated at the University of Pennsylvania; was rabbi in Terre Haute, 
Ind., and Chicago, 111.; since 1902 rabbi in Minneapolis, and also assist- 
ant professor of Semitic languages in the University of Minnesota. [147.3 

De Kav, Wd.i.ETT W., pioneer, b. in Orange county, N. Y., Aug. 23, 
1S31; d. in Red Wing, Minn., June, 1891. He settled in Red Wing, 
Minn., in 1854; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, 
attained the rank of first lieutenant. [54; 55.] 

De la Babre, William, b. in Vienna, Austria, April 15, 1849; came 
to the United Sta,tes In ISiiS, and to Minnesota in 1878, settling in 
Minneapolis; Introduced important new machinery into some of the 
Minneapolis flouring mills; has been a member of the Minneapolis 
Mill Co. since 1880. [24; 85A; 168 (July 1, 1892*).] 

De Laittrp;, Howard M., lumberman, b. in Maine in 1846; came to 
Minnesota in 1869, settling in Minneapolis; was a representative In 
the legislature in 1895. [30.] 

De Laittre, Johj', lumberman and banker, b. in Ellsworth, Maine, 
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ind engaged in the manufacture o£ woolen goods, flour, and lumber; 
was president of the Nicollet National Banlt, 1884-8, and of the Farm- 
ers ind Mechanics Savingi Bank smce 1905; was a member of the 
Boaid of State Capitol Comraiss onert, 1S93-1907. [19*; 24; 25; 111*.] 

Df Ij\itthe, Kahi, b in M nneapolis, June 23, 1874; was graduated 
at Harvard University, 1897; engaged in wholesale grocery business in 
IWinneapoUe; was a representative In the legislature in 1905. [24; 
30*.] 

Delano, Francis Roach, b. in New Braintree, Mass., Nov. 20, 1823; 
d. in St. Paul, Feb. 6, 1887. He came to Minnesota in 1S53, and en- 
gaged in lumbering in the St. Crois valley; was the first warden of 
the Minnesota state prison; settled in St. Paul in 1860, and became 
general superintendent of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad; was 
largely interested in railroad construction in the state, and during the 
later years of his life was right of way agent for the Manitoba (now 
the Great Northern) railway. In 1875 he was a representative in the 
legislature. The St. Paul fire department was reorganized and greatly 
aided by him. The town of Delano was named in bis honor. [41; 
93; 198; 237 <1) ; 241.] 

Db La Vehone, Aueelitjs F., lawyer, b, in France about 1816; d. in 
Iowa. He came to the United States when a child, and settled in 
Minnesota in territorial days; was a niernber of the legislature in 
3856; resided in Winnebago City, 1864-9; then removed to Iowa, [51.] 

Db Maih, Xavier, pioneer, b. on the Red River of the North in 1813; 
came to Mendota, Minn., in 1838; owned a claim in St. Paul in 1840; 
lived in St. Peter, 1852-77, and later in St. Paul. [94.] 

Dbmabs, GusT.ive, physician, b. in Namur, Belginm, Dec. 2, 1835; 
came to the United States in 1858; studied medicine; lived in Chi- 
cago, 1870-1883, and then settled In Hallock, Minn. [35; 37*.] 

Dememtt, James Y., farmer, b. in Woodstock, N. H., Feb. 16, 1832; 
came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in Brockway township, Stearns 
county, where he was one of the first residents. [31.] 

DEMEin.Es, Alvonse John, merchant, b. in St. Paul, Feb. 28, 1854; 
d, in Mankato, Minn.. April 25, 1901. After 1875 he engaged in mer- 
cantile business at Sauk Rapids; removed to Mankato ia 1900. [31; 
237 (14).] 

Demrules, Louis, pioneer, b. in Canada, Feb. IS, 1832; d. in St. Paul, 
Sept. 30, 1885. He came to St. Paul in 1852; engaged in grocery busi- 
ness, and later was employed In the office of the register of deeds. 
[68; 94; 238 (Sept. 1, 1885),! 

Demeui.es, Z., merchant and real estate dealer, b. in Canada, in 
1838; came to St. Paul in 1856; removed to Osseo, Hennepin county, 
in 1861; resided in Minneapolis after 1871, and engaged in real estate 
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Dt:iiiN<i, PoRTn-s C, b, in Milton, Vt., Dec. 12, 1854; settled at Min- 
neapolis in 1882, and engaged in real estate, loans, and insurance busi- 
ness; was a representative in the legislature, 1S99-1901. [25; 30.] 

Deho, A^thonv, b. in Alburgh Springs, Vt, April 13, 1835; came to 
Minnesota in 1855. settling in HoUah; engaged In building railroad 
cars; served In the Second Minnesota cavalry in the civil war; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1879. [30,] 

Denby, AiFEKn F., merchant, b. in England, Aug. 16. 1850; came to 
the United States when a child; owned a mill in Freeborn county, 
Minn., and later engaged in mercantile business in Oakland; was a 
representative in tke legislature in 1879-Sl. [53.] 

Denegbe, James De.sis, lawyer, b. in New Orleans, La., May 5, 1888; 
was graduated at Princeton University, 1889, and in law at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, 1891; settled in St. Paul, and has practiced 
there since 1891; a state senator, 1911. [24; 25; 30*.] 

DEKigoN, Lvcirs W., physician, b. in Brookfield, N. Y., Dec, 17, 1819; 
settled in Faribault about 1850; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1878-9. [18; 30; 70.] 

Dbnnikgrr, p. G., physician, h. in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 20, 1848; 
came with his parents to the United States in 18S2, and to Minne- 
sota in 18T1; was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 
1878; settled in Faribault in 1881. [70.1 

Di^N'Nis, Gkokiik E., physician, b. in Livonia, Mich,, Nov. 27, 1839; 
d. May 22, 1907. He served in the First Michigan cavalry in the civil 
war; was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, in 18S3; 
settled in Minneapolis the next year. [84; 154A*.] 

DB.NNr, Heskv Rockw<io(i, hardware merchant, b. In Keene, N. H., 
Feb, 22, 1839: settled in Carver, Minn., in 1867; was postmaster there 
ten years; was a representative in the legislature in 1874-G, 1879, and 
1881. Later he resided in St. Paul, and was U. 3. marshal, 1882-6; 
was secretary of the Minnesota Agricultural Society, 188S-9. [30; 41; 
157*; 166A*.] 

Db Novo.n', Jacqlkm, h. at Three Rivers, Lower Canada; traversed 
a part of the northern boundary of Minnesota about the year 1688, 
passing through Rainy lahe, wintered on the Rainy river, and prob- 
ably went as far west as the Lake of the Woods. [114; 146.] 

Densmoke, Okhin, b. in Sullivan county, N. H,, Sept, 22, 1805; d. 
June 3, 1S72. He commenced teaching at the age of sixteen; settled 
in Red Wing, Minn., in 1857; had charge of a sawmill, and later was 
judge of probate; in 1869-70 was a representative in the legislature. 
[56.] 

Denton, Fhbdebick Warmer, b. in New Jersey; was graduated at the 
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th M t I C lan 1894-5; was professor of mining and 

t 11 gy i til U ty f Minnesota. 1895-8. [127 (10*).] 

D C HI b m Le Sueui ccunty m 18b8 lesides 

at L S 1 t t In the leg slat ure snue l<luB t^O* ] 

Debih (jFfBfE HoPiTio Boldi^r 1 in Dedham Mass Apiil i 1S23 
d. in New ^ork May 15 1861 He was graduated at West Point m 
lS4e; served in the Mexican war became assistant in the topogra 
pliical bureau m Wa'^h ngton and fonducted expfoiations and siir\eA« 
in Minnesota temtotj 184^ [1 ] 

Debhaai Huoir b in Ireland Ma3 " 1821 came to the United 
States in 1849 and to Rosemount Minn in 1S5'^ owned a farm of 
900 acres was a lepre entative m the legislature in 1872 I4S ] 

Degmott Jj-JHi^ h in Armagh counfT Ireland Not IS"*! came 
to the United States In 3S4S and to Minnefeot^. in IS^o settling in 
Pridley, Anoka county In ]s"7 he purchased the Manomin hotel 
which be afterward conducted and also owned a farm [51 ] 

Dfs"ioifr Stiiphe-s b in bt Joseph Canada In lb05 d in Rose 
township neai St Paul Mmn Dec 4 I'iTT He came to ht Paul in 
this, and settled on a traft of land near by where he Kept a hotel 
and engaged In trade ivlth the Indians [bs 237 (1) ] 

De&sebt, JostFH, b. in Maskenongee, Canada, Jan. 8, 1819; came to 
Minnesota, in the employ of the American Fur Company, in 1840, and 
spent four jears trading with the Indians on Sandy and Pokegama 
lakes; then settled in Moslnee, Wis., and engaged in lumber business. 
[167 (April 27, 1900*)'] 

Detibl, Bubh, miller, b. in New York in 1827; came to Minnesota in 
1855; settled in Quincy, Oinisted county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1875, and a state senator, 1377-8. [30.] 

Deutscii, Hensy, lawyer, b. in Minneapolis, Aug. 28, 1874; was grad- 
uated in law at th« University of Minnesota, 1894, and at Yale Uni- 
versity, 1895; resides in Minneapolis. [24; 25; 85A*; 137.1 

Devekaux, J. W., farmer, b. in New York in 1831; served in the 
Tenth Minnesota Regt. ia the civil war; settled in Piilmore; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1873. [30.] 

Devebeux, John C, journalist, b. in Wexford, Ireland, April 30, 1831; 
came to the United States in 1839 with his father, and later settled in 
St. Paul; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attain- 
ing the rank of captain; afterward established the Northwestern 
Chronicle, a Catholic newspaper. [68; 94.] 

Dewky, J.iAiEs J., physician, b. in St. Paul, Aug. 16, 1855; was grad- 
uated at Rush Medical Coltege, Chicago, in 1878; the next year com- 
menced the practice of medicine in St. Paul. [68; 9^.] 



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Dewey, Jons J., pioneer physician, b, in New Yorhi was graduated 
at Albany Medical College; settled in St. Paul in 1847, the first phy- 
sician in the city; opened the first drug stove in th« state, at St, Paul, 
1848; was a member of the first territorial legislature. [28, IV, IX.] 

De Wolf, Milo T., b. in Oswego county, N. Y,, Oct. 7,- 1847; came 
to Cottonwood county, Minn,, in 1871; owned a farm of one thousand 
acres, and engaged in mercantile buisness at Bingham Lake. [34,] 

De Wolf, Moses L.., b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., Sept. 17, 1826; d. 
in Adrian, Minn., Sept. 8, 1903, He served in a New York regiment in 
the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1871; owned a farm in Cotton- 
wood county; settled in Adrian in 1885. [237 (28).] 

DiAMoxii, JoHs, b. in Baltimore, Md., Jan. 14, 1828; d. In Mankato, 
Minn., Aug. 6, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Man- 
kato; owned a farm near the city limits; was sheriff of Blue Earth 
county three terms, beginning in 1869. [83*; 237 (35).] 

DiiioLK, Daniel KEE.\-Etr, farmer, b. in Byron, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1827; 
came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Mantorville; was county treas- 
urer four years. [i9.] 

Dibble, William B., pioneer, b, in New Yorl: in 1S15; d. in 1884. 
He came to the St. Croix valley in 1839; was one of the founders of 
Marine, Minn.; settled at Point Douglas in 1844; established ferries to 
Prescott, Wis., and to Hastings. He also owned a farm. [41.] 

DiBEii, Homes B., Judge, b, in Fillmore county, Minn,, in 1865; was 
graduated at the University of Indiana, 1889, and at Northwestern 
University Law School, 1890; settled in Duluth; has been Judge in 
the Bleventh judicial district since 1900, [30.] 

Dick, Samuel Medauy, Methodist clergyman, b. in Pickaway county, 
Ohio, April 4, 1857 ; was graduated at Ohio Wesleyan University, 
1887; since 1907 pastor of the Wesley M. E. church, Minneapolis. 
[17.] 

DICKEBM.\^', Charles E., b. in New Portage, Ohio, June 12, 1834; d. 
April 26, 1905. He dealt extensively in St. Paul real esta.te after 1870, 
and later owned and platted additions to Duluth.. He resided in St. 
Paul after 1886. [93*; 95*.] 

Dickey, Courtt.anii Nay, b. in Jefferson county, Ind., Jan. 1, 1855; 
came to Minneapolis in 188."; was clerk of the district court, Henne- 
pin county, 1893-1905. [22; 24; 25.] 

Dickey, James W., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Janesville, Ohio, 
Nov. 10, 1811; d. in West Union, Iowa, April 12, 1894. He was 
ordained by the Presbytery of Erie; settled at Howard Lake, Wright 
county, Minn., in 18T6. [31; 153.] 

Dickey, Thomas E., Episcopal clergyman, b. in Nova Scotia, April 
3, 183G; came to Minnesota when eighteen years old; was graduated 



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176 MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLLECTIONS. 

at Seabury Divinity School, Faribault, in 1S67; was rector at Moor- 
head, and in 1S82 built the Biahop Whipple School there. £35,] 

DiCKKY, Wju^iam B., merchant, b. in Smithfleld, N. Y., in 1843; came 
to Minnesota in 1859; served in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
first lieutenant; resided in Zumbrota; was a state senator, 1899-1901. 
[30.] 

DicKissoN, Daniel Ashley, jurist, b. in Hartford, Vt, Oct. 2S, 1839; 
d. in Duluth, Feb. 12, 1902. He was graduated at Dartmouth College, 
1860; was admitted to the bar in 1862; settled in Mankato in 1868; 
was Judge of the Sixth Judicial district, 1875-Sl; and associate Jus- 
tice of the supreme court, 1881-94; removed to Duluth in 1895. [18; 
30; 32; 51; 83»; 93; 121; 136; 168 (April, 1892*) ; 237 (19*).] 

Dickinson, Horace Daihtorth, judge, b. in Ogdensburg, N. Y., July 
25, 1866; came with his parents to Minnesota the same year; has 
lived in Minneapolis since 1876; was graduated in law at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota, 1890; was Judge of the municipal court, 1901-5; 
and Judge of the Fourth Judicial district since 1905. |24; 25; 30.] 

DrcKiKSON, William Fkasklik, banker, b. in Amherst, Mass., in 1X43; 
d. in Hot Springs, Ark., Dec. 22, 1901. He came to Faribault, Minn., 
when thirteen years of age; served in the First Minnesota Regt in the 
civil war; engaged in mercantile business in Faribault; removed to 
Redwood Palls in 1871, where he established a bank. [156; 157*; 237 
(19*.] 

Dickinson, William P., dentist, b. in New Hampshire, in 1S42; 
served in tie 21st Iowa Kegt. in the civil war; was graduated at the 
Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1884; settled in Minne- 
apolis in 1890; was professor in the dental department of the State 
University, 1891- 1905. [84; 127A*.] 

DiCKMEVER, John Henry, b. in Washington county, Ohio, May 8, 
1866; d. in Fairfax, Minn., July 19, 1907. He came to Minnesota when 
an infant; settled in Fairfax in 1892, and was head of the Dlckmeyer 
Implement Co.; was mayor four years. [237 (43.)] 

Dickson, Fbepebick NEwnnitHY, judge, b. in Northfleld, Minn., May 
15, 1863; was graduated at Carletou College, 1885; settled at St. Paul 
In 1886, and in 1888 was admitted to the bar. In 1901 he was ap- 
pointed assistant U. S. attorney, and ia 1811 a Judge in the Second 
Judicial district of Minnesota. [23'; 24; 137; 237 (65*); 238 (Nov. 9, 
1899.] 

DicKso.\, JoH.\ M., banker, b. at Fox Lake, Wis., Feb. 24, 1858; came 
to Minnesota In 1878; settled in Fulda, Murray county, engaged in 
mercantile business, and later owned a bank. [34.] 

Dickson, Rokkht, fur trader, b. in England; d. in Queenstown, Canada. 
He commenced trading with the Sioux as early as 1790, and had a post 
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ing the war of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States. In 
1817 he lived at iake Traverse, and was arrested and sent to St. L.ouis, 
charged with complicity with Lord Selkirk in an effort to alienate the 
Sioux from this government. [28, I.] 

DiEPOLDEK, Henby, pioneer, b. in Bavaria, Germany, Aug. 25, 1822; 
d. in New Ulin, Minn., Feb. 12, 1904. He came to the United States in 
1852; settled at Miiford, Brown county, Minn., in 1S54; aided in the de- 
fense of Port Ridgely in the Indian outbreak, 1862; engaged in mer- 
cantile business at West Newton, Nicollet county, and owned a saw- 
mill. [32; 237 (35).] 

DiEPOi.DEK, Joseph, farmer, b. in Brown county, Minn., in 1857; set- 
tled at Lafayette, Nicollet county; was a. representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1891-3. [3I>,] 

DiEssxER, He.nby R., physician, b. in Hanover, Germany, Nov. i, 1853; 
came to the United States in 1868, and to Minnesota in 1874, settling in 
Waconia; was graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 
1883; has since practiced in Waconia; a representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1911. [30*.] 

DieoLEs, Arthcr M., b. in Boston, Mass., May 18, IS5B; was wounded 
near San Ildefonso in the Philippine war, and died May 24, 1899. He 
was graduated at Yale College, 1876; settled in Minneapolis in 1886; 
engaged in real estate and insurance business; served as captain, and 
later as major, in the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt, 1898-99. [123; 238 
(Sept. 10, 1899).] 

Dike, William Hammo\d, b. in Pittsford, Vt, May 18, 1813; d. in 
Faribault, Minn., May 22, 1888. He came to Faribault in 1857, and 
engaged in banking, real estate and milling business. The first ilour 
shipped to eastern cities from tils state was from his mill, in 3858. 
At the opening of the civii war he raised a company in two days, and 
became its captain in the First Minnesota Regt. [18; 70; 237 (2).] 

DiLLEY, G. W., b. in Richland, Ohio, May 12, 1839; came to Minnesota 
in 1856; owned a farm, and engaged in livery business in Farmington; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1878. [30.] 

DiLLEY, James F., b, in Richland, Ohio, in 1841; came to Minnesota in 
1856: served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, becoming 
first lieutenant; settled in Chaska in 1873, and engaged in livery busi- 
ness and kept .a hotel; was a representative in the legislature, 1873 
and 1876-7. [30; 33.] 

Dn.Los, James, blacksmith, b. in Ireland in 1825; came to the United 
States in 1848, and to St. Paul in 1856; was prominent as a temperance 
worker; in later years dealt in real estate. [94.] 

DiMBPfT, James M., miller, b. in Dane county, Wis,, in 1850; settled in 
Minnesota in 1879; resided in Owatonna; was a representative in the 
legislature in 18S9. [30.] 



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DiMOND, Au^ED Stewart, journalist, d. in Los Angeles, Cal., Dec, 25, 
1905. He came to Minnesota in the SO's; resided in St. Paul, and in 
1876 established at Excelsior the Tourist and Sportmaa, and published 
it for twenty-five years. [237 (39),] 

DisEnAST, C. E., banker, b. in Berlsshire county, Mass., in 1845; set- 
tled in Slayton, Minn., in 1884; owned a farm o£ 1,100 acres, and was 
president o( the State Bank of Slayton and the First National Banli ot 
lona. [237 {49').] 

DiNBHAKT, CuEEHCB Chkistopheb, stat« treasurer, b. in Chicago, 111., 
April 3, 1877; d. in St. Paul, June 8, 1910. He came to Slayton, lainn., 
in 18S4; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1S99, and the 
law school ot Harvard University, 1905; was state treasurer, 1907-1910. 
[34; 25; 30'; 127A*; 237 (59*).] 

DisQMAN, Geoeoe L., mcrchant, b. in Marilia, Erie county, N. Y., Oct 
10, 1853; came to Minnesota in 1876, settling in Brownsdale; removed 
to Minneapolis in 1883; was a representative in the legislature in 1895; 
assistant dairy and food commissioner, 1901-05. [25; 30.] 

DiNEEL, Michael, pioneer, b. in Bavaria, Germany, Aug. 16, 1S33; d. fn 
tiong Prairie, Minn., Feb. 19, 1903. He came to the United States when 
eighteen years old; served in the regular army, 1852-6, and as captain 
In Missouri regiments in the civil war; settled on a farm at Long 
Prairie, Minn., in 1S67; was sheriff of Todd county,1874-80. [237 (28*).] 

Dion, John B., pioneer millwright, b. in Canada in 1820; d. in St. Paul, 
Dec. 6, 1896. He settled in St. Paul in the 40's; built several flour mills, 
and afterward invested largely in real estate. [238 (Dec. 7, 1S96).] 

DiTTMAN, C. M., banker, b. in Germany, March 22, 1847; came to the 
United States in 1SE7, settled in Minnesota; resided in Farmington after 
1S76, where he helped to organize the Farmington Bank, and was Its 
cashier. [48.] 

Dived, Clabekcb Leslie, Unitarian clergyman, b. in Winchester, Ky., 
Feb, 28, 1854; d. in St. Paul, Jan. 18, 1900. He was graduated at the 
University of Missouri, 1880; studied at Union Theological Seminary, 
and in 1883 was graduated from the Theological department of Harvard 
University, He was pastor of Congregational churches in Montana, 
Washington, and Connecticut; and, having hecome a Unitarian, he was 
pastor of Unity Church, St. Paul, after 1S98. [238 (Jan. 19, 1900*),] 

Dix, Chakles Woodman, pioneer, b. in Boston, Mass., July 26, 1851; 
d. in Detroit, Minn., Aug. 27, 1896. He settled there in 1873; engaged 
in mercantile business, and was postmaster ten years. [44.] 

Dobbin, James, educator, b. in Salem, N. Y„ June 29, 1833; was grad- 
uated at Union College, 1859, and carae to Faribault, where he taught 
one year in connection with Rev. J. L. Breck. Returning to New YorU, 
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1864 lie returned to Faribault, studied theology, and since 1867 bas 
been rector of the Shattuck School. {IT; 18; 23*; 24; 25; 26*; 29; 70; 
70A*.] 

DoBiiiN, JoSEi'ii L., lawyer, b. in 1846; was graduated at the University 
of Michigan; came to Minnesota in 1883; resided in Minneapolis; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1901. [30.] 

DoBBS, J0H:^i, b. In New York, Jan. 24, 1827; d. in Winona, Minn., Sept. 
23, 1890. He settled there In 1857; established a hook-bindery, which 
was afterward consolidated with the Republican newspaper publishing 
company. [76; 77.] 

DoBGyN, F. W., educator, b. near London, Ontario, in 1872; came to 
Minnesota in 1891); was graduated from the Normal School in Winona in 
1896; was principal of the Atwater High school; was superintendent of 
schools for Kandiyohi county, 1904-6. [63*.] 

DOBREB, Leo.nard J., lawyer, b. in Lake City, Minn., Feb. 16. 1863; was 
graduated at Hamline University, 18S4; was admitted to the bar in 1886, 
and has since practiced in St. Paul. [24; 25; 93; 93A; 98'; 100; 137.] 

DoDD, A. M., b. in Orange county, N. J„ March 26, 1834; came to Min- 
nesota in 1856; engaged in commission business, and later in real 
estate; was register of deeds eight years; resided in Stillwater; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1879. [30.3 

DoDD, John V. I., lawyer, b. in St. Peter, Minn., in 1860; d. in Pomona, 
Cal., Jnne 7, 1902, He was admitted to the bar in 1883; was city attor- 
ney o£ St. Peter three years; removed to St. Paul in 1887; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1893; removed to California in search of 
health. (30; 237 (19*).] 

DoiiD, William B., b. in New Jersey; came to Minnesota about 1851; 
was one of the founde.rs of the town of St. Peter. He was killed in the 
defense of New Ulm against the Sioux outbreak, Aug. 22, 1862. [18.] 

DouoE, D. J., hardware merchant, b. in 1845; came to Waseca county, 
Minn., in 1857; served in the Second Minnesota cavalry in the civil war; 
settled in Janesville in 1869; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1881. [75.] 

DoooE, E. N., farmer, b. in Delaware county, N. Y., Sept. 14, 1823; came 
to Minnesota in 1865, settling at first in Plainvlew, but removed in 1878 
to Dodge county; was a state senator, 1887-9. [30.] 

DouuK, Hbsky M., b. in Chelsea, Vt„ Aug. 6, 1802; d. in St. Paul, 
Sept. 27, 1878. He settled in St. Paul in 1855; engaged in mercantile 
business; during the last fifteen years of his life was a justice of the 
peace. [94; 237 (I).] 

DoDOE, Jamkk Ai.nf:RT, educator, b. in Salem, Mass., March 27, 1848; 
was graduated at Harvard University, 1869; studied in Europe four 
years; was professor of chemistry In the University of Minnesota, 
1880-93; removed to Califorina. 158; 127 (2*); 127B.1 



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Dodge, John S., miller, b. In Pulaski, N. Y., March 15, 1853; com- 
menced milling in 1870 at Beaver, Minn.; was head miller in the 
Washburn mills in Minneapolis after 1878. [26*; 1G8 (Holiday num- 
ber, 1884-5, and May 8, 1891*).] 

DoDGi!, Levi Parkeh, physician, b. in Sunapee, N. H., May 25, 1839; 
was graduated from the medical department of Dartmouth College, 
1863; came to Minnesota and was one of the first settlers of Farm- 
Ington in 1865, where he had an extensive practice. [18; 48.] 

DoDCB, M. M., physician, b. in New Lyme, Ohio, Oct. 28, 1843; served 
in the 40th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; was graduated at Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Chicago, 1872; settled in Albert Lea, Minn., in 
1S74. [53,] 

DODOE, OssiAi^ Ercr.ru, vocalist, b. ia Cayuga, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1820; 
d, in London, England, Nov. 4, 1876. He settled in St. Paul in 1862; 
owned a music store, and dealt in real estate; was secretary of the 
St. Paul Chamber of Commerce, 1869-73; was a well known news- 
paper writer, and the author of many songs and sketches. [1; 238 
(Nov. 8, 1876).] 

Dome, Willis Edward, lawyer, b. in Lowell, Vt., May 11, 1857 ;d. in 
Minneapolis, Nov. 19, 1911. He was admitted to the bar in 1880; lived 
twelve years in Fargo and Jamestown, N. D.; settled at Minneapolis in 
1893; was general counsel for the Great Northern Railway Co., 1900-9, 
then residing in St. Paul. [17; 22*; 23*; 24; 25; 137.] 

Doe, Alpiiel's Edwis, lawyer, b. In Stillwater, Minn., Nov. 2, 1863; 
was admitted to the har in 1886; judge of probate of Washington 
county since 1907; resides in Stillwater. [137.] 

Dob, Alphet;s Ki^o, pioneer, b. in Maine in 1838; d. in Stillwater, 
Minn., June 20, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Still- 
water; engaged in lumber business; was county treasurer tour years, 
and clerk of the district court twelve years. [237 (43).] 

Dole, Ai.exani>ek M., b. in Waterbury, Vt., March 1, 1814; d. in 
Minneapolis, Oct. 11, 1888. He came to Minnesota in 1863, and in- 
vested largely In Minneapolis real estate; engaged in lumbering and 
mercantile business in Canada and Wisconsin; settled in Minneapolis 
in 1S72, wbere he established the Star Oil Company. [60*.] 

DosAHOWEK, Fred A., banker, b. in Chester county, Pa., Sept. 30, 
1830; came to Minnesota in 1853; started a bank in St. Peter in 1857, 
which became in 1871 the First National Bank; was its cashier, 1871- 
89, and later its president. [24; 25; 33.] 

DoxAiiowER, Jeremiah C, banker, b. in Pennsylvania in 1837; came 
to Minnesota in 1855; served in the Second Minnesota Regt, 1861-4, 
and was promoted to the rank oC captain; resided in St. Peter; was 
appointed U, S. marshal in 1890; later removed to St, Paul. [20; 23; 
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DoNAiiowi:i;. Wh.c.iam J,, lawyer, b. iii St, I'eter, Miii 
was admitted to the bar in 1889; settled in St. Paul; w 
attorney general of Minnesota, 1899-1904, and attorney general, 1904- 
05. [30.] 

Do.vAiH-K. Wrr.i.TAJ[ H., Judge, b, in Allen, Mich., Sept. H, 1859; d. 
in Philadelphia, Pa., May 2, 1909. He was graduated in law at the 
University of Michigan, 18S1; settled in Minneapolis; was appointed 
judge in the Poiirth Judicial district in 1909, [aO; 137; 237 (56),] 

Dox.M.i), Alkxamikb, physician, b. in Hamilton, 111., March 17, 1848; 
was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chicago, 1878; came tf> 
Minnesota in 1880; practiced seven years in Stillwater, and since 1887 
in St. Paul. [25; 40.] 

DoxAi.iiKO\, A. B., journalist, b. in Muskingum connty, Ohio, Feb. 20, 
1831; d. in Alexandria, Minn., Nov, 27, 1883, He was graduateil at 
Ohio Wesleyan University; taugbt twenty years in Ohio; served in 
the U. S. Navy in the civi! war; was admitted to the bar in 186fi; was 
a professor in the University of Minnesota, 1868-73; the next year 
accompanied the Custer expedition to the Blacli Hills as special cor- 
respondent for the Pioneer Press; after 1875 owned and published the 
Alexandria Post. [237 (1); 238 (Nov. 29, 1S83).] 

Do.NALD.soN', CiiAHi.Ks R.,' hardware merchant, b. in Dakota county, 
Minn., in 1S62; settled in Stewart in 1S78; was a state senator since 
1907. [30M 

DONAi.iisoN, I. N., b. in Westmoreland county. Pa., Dec. 10, 1841; 
came to Rice county, Minn., in 1863; engaged in mercantile business 
in Dundas after 1871; was register of deeds of Rice county, 1877-81. 
(70.] 

DoKAijisox, J. H., b. in Muskingum county, Ohio, Sept. !j, 1835; came 
to Minnesota in 1856; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war, attaining the rank of major; after 1877 engaged in real 
estate business in Minneapolis. [58.] 

Donaldson. Joii:^ B., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Bluffton, Ind., 
Jan. 9, 1852; was graduated at Wabash College, CrawfordsvlUe, Ind., 
1874, and Union Seminary, N, Y., 1877; was pastor In Hastings, Minn., 
1880-7; editor of the Northwestern Presbyterian, 1887-97, residing in 
Minneapolis; removed to Davenport, Iowa, [48; 131A.] 

DoNAij>sox, Lawki^.\('b S., merchant, b. in Scotland," in 1858; came 
to the United States in 1878; settled at Minneapolis in 1882, and es- 
tablished, with his brother, William, the large department store called 
the Glass Block. [24; 26*,] 

DONALnsox, Nicholas Mills, Judge, b. in Cambridge, N. Y., Nov. 
12, 1809; d. in Owatonna, Minn., Feb., 1878. He came to Minnesota in 
iSSfi; settled In Owatonna; was judge of the Fifth Judicial district, 
1858-71. [18; 29; 70A; 73; 337 (1),] 



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Donaldson, Robeet S., b. in Perry county, Ohio, in 1828; came to 
Minnesota in 18B5; served as captain in the Fourth Minnesota Regt., 
and afterward as lieutenant colonel of a regiment of colered troops; 
settled in Grafton, Sibley county, in 1877, and was a dealer in-agri- 
cultural implements. [32; 64.] 

Donaldson, \Viij.iam, merchant, b. In Scotland, June 16, 1849; d. in 
1899. He came to the United States in 1877, and four yars later set- 
tled in Minnesota. In partnership with bis brother, Lawrence S., he 
conducted and owned one of the largest mercantile establishments in 
Minneapolis. [20; 84*.] 

Donaldson, William Taylok, merchant, b. in Clermont county, Ohio, 
July 21, 1826; came to St, Paul in 1851. He died at White Bear lake, 
April 8, 1904, [93*; 94; 237 (35*).] 

DoNNTXLY, iGiirATius, poUttcian and author b. in Philadelphia, Nov, 
3, 1831; d, in Minneapolis, Jan, 1, 1901. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar in his native 
city; came to Minnesota in 1857; was lieutenant governor, as a 
Republican, 1860-3; and was representative in Congress, 18B3-9; later 
served several terms in the state legislature, and was a national 
leader In the Parmeri Alliance movement, and in the Populist party; 
author of many published speeches and addresses, and ot numerous 
books, including Atlantis the Antediluvian World (1882), Ragnarols, 
the Age of File and Gravel (1883), and Tie Great Cryptogram, 
Francis Bacon's Cipher in the so-called Shakespeare Plays (1888), He 
lived many years at Ninmger a few miles west of Hastings, and was 
often called "the Sage of Nimnger." [1; 3*; 4*; 7; 10; 17; 18; 22*; 
28, Xni; 38; 41; 56; 94; 137; 165; 237 (14*); 238 (Dec. 13, Ifi63).] 

DoNKELLT, JoHK G,, educator, b. in County Tyrone, Ireland; d, in 
St Paul, Sept. 3, 1900. He came to the United States, and settled in 
Minnesota in lb66; engaged in teaching; after 1S72 was principal of 
a St. Paul public school, excepting the years 1883-6, when he engaged 
in mercantile business. [237 (10*, 11*).] 

Donnelly, Michael J., b. In County Tyrone, Ireland, Nov, 4, 1859; 
came with his parents to the United States when five years old; 
removed to St Paul in 18T5; was educated at the Naval Academy, 
Annapolis; later engaged in newspaper work in the Twin Cities. 
[100.] 

DoHKELLT, Stanislacs J,, lawyer, b. in Nininger, Minn., Aug. 26, 
1861; was graduated at St John's College, Stearns county; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1885, settling in St Paul ;was assistant county 
attorney of Ramsey county, 1891-6. [24; 25; 93A; 137; 238 (Nov, 9, 
1899),] 

Do.NOiiCE, M. E., merchant, b, in Ireland, Sept 29, IS37; came to 
America in 1847; ten years later settled in Henderson, Minn.; re- 
sided in Fason and other places after 1860, but returned to Hender- 
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DONOni.E, William F„ lawyer, b, in Hudson, Wis., April 23, ISSG; 
was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1836; resides in 
Melrose, and was city attorney two years; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1899. [30.] 

DoKAN, Fraxk Biis:cHER, b, in Lisbon, 111., May 1, 1839; served in the 
52d niinois Regt., in tie civil war; settled in St. Paul In 1881, en- 
gaging in fuel business; was mayor, 1896-8. [24; 25; 93A; 95*; 96*.] 

DoKAX, Michael, banker, b. in County Meath, Ireland, Nov, 1, 1829; 
came to the United States in 1850, and in 1856 to Le Sueur county, 
Minn., where he engaged in farming and banking; removed to St 
Paul in 1877; was a aUte senator, 1875-9. [18; 20*; 23*; 24; 30; 41; 
95*; 174*; 237 (10*, 30*).] 

DomoN, Charles N., physician, b. In Canada, in 1834; d, in St. Paul, 
Feb., 1894, He was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chi- 
cago, in 1869; later continued his studies in Europe; resided in St. 
Paul after 1878. [6S; 93*; 237 (3).] 

DoRiVAL, Edwabd p., b. in New York city, Nov. 14, 1840; settled in 
Caledonia, Minn., in 1S60; was auditor of Honston county, 1862-4; 
afterward engaged in mercantile business. [61.] 

DoEMAK, JoH:fl M., lawyer, b. in Rockbridge county, Va., in 1814; 
was admitted to the bar in 1846; came to Minnesota in 1865; re- 
sided in St. Peter, New Ulm, Beaver Falia, and after 1881 in Renville; 
was county attorney several terms. [32.] 

DoRB, Cai.es D., lumberman, b. in Penobscot county, Maine, July 9, 
1824; came to St. Antbony Falls In 1847; engaged in lumbering, and 
resided In Minneapolis; was part owner of the first steamboat on the 
Mississippi river above the Falls of St. Anthony. In 1859 he, with 
others, built the Cataract (louring mill, the first one In Minneapolis, 
except the little government mill that was built in 1822. [28, IX+; 
41; 59^ 167 (April 26, 1901); 174».] 

DoBR, Russell R., b. In Ghent, N. Y„ in 1847; was educated at Union 
College; settled in St. Paul in JSSO; was president and general man- 
ager of the Bankers' Life Association. [93; 176 (Feb., 1888).] 

DoBB, William R., b. in New York in 1854; d. in Chicago, Dec. 1, 
1904. He settled in 3t. Paul in 1889; was treasurer, and later secre- 
tary and general manager, of the Horn and Danz tinware manufac- 
turing company. [95*; 237 (35*),] 

DoBKANCE, Gboboe, b. in Middlebury, Vt, Dec. 28, 1814; d. in Wal- 
cott. Rice county, Minn., Nov. 10, 1882. He settled in 1854 on the 
farm where he died; cultivated a large apple orchard. [70A*; 166 
(1892).] 

DoESETT, CiiABLES William, caterer, b. in Sinclairville, N, Y., Sept. 
28, 1850; was graduated at the University of Michigan, 1875, and in 
law at Des Moines, Iowa, 1876; settled in Minneapolis, 1876; was twice 
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DossEY, John H., physician, b. in Pennsylvtinia in 1S5S; came to 
Glencoe, Minn., in 1878; was superintendent oC sciiools in McLeod 
county, 1S81-2; published the McLeod Democrat, 1883; was surgeon 
in the Fourteenth Minnesota Regt. during the Spanish war; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1901-9. [30*; 64.] 

DouB, Chauncey, b. in Turin, N. Y., Aug. 15, 1809; settled in Winona, 
Minn., in 1852; engaged in lumber business, and in the manufacture 
of barrels. [77.] 

Doun, FaEEMAN D., pioneer, b. in Hume, N. Y., Sept. 6, 1836; d. in 
Beniidji, Minn., March 3, 1909, He served in the 18th "Wisconsin 
Regt. in the civil war; came to Crookston, Minn., in 1882; removed to 
Lake Bemidji In 1890, and owned a part ot the townsife. [237 (51).} 

DouD, RoscoE T., b. in Jefferson county, N. Y., Sept. 22, 1835; set- 
tled in Winona, Minn., in 18G5, and extensively engaged in lumber and 
cooperage business, [24; 76.] 

Doughty, Asa B,, b. on Long Island, N. T.. in 1826; settled in Lake 
City, Minn,, in 1857; engaged in the manufacture of plows, and after 
1880 was president of the Lake City Flour Mill Co. [74.] 

Doughty, J. E,, lawyer, b. In 1840; d. In Lake City Minn., July 14, 
1884. He served in the 23d Ohio Regt. in the civil war; attaining 
the rank of major; was graduated in law at Columbia College, 1871, 
and soon afterward settled in Lake City; was a state senator, 1875-6. 
[238 (July IB, 1884).] 

Doughty, John Coleman, b. in Rockaway, Long Island, July i, 1846; 
came to Minnesota with his parents when nine years old; owned a 
hardware store in Lake City, and also an interest in the Jewell Nur- 
sery company. [74.] 

DouoHTY, Samuel, banker, b. in Rockaway, N. .T., in 1818; came to 
Lake City, Minn., in 1855; was one of the owners of the townsite; 
after 1S74 was president of the Lake City Bank. [74.] 

Douglas, Asobew, b, in Dodge county. Wis.; d. on his farm near 
Thief River FalJs, Minn., Feb, 14, 189S. During the administration ot 
President Cleveland he was chief o£ the corps for estimating the tim- 
ber on the Chippewa reservation. [167 (Feb, 25, 1898).] 

Douglas, James, merchant, b, in Scotland, March 13, 1821; came 
with bis parents to the United States in 1832; and in 1871 came to 
Minnesota, settling at Moorbead. There was only one house there 
when he arrived, but he opened a store in a small shed, and within a 
few years developed a large mercantile business. He also built, In 
1875, the steamers Manitoba and Minnesota for the Red river trade, 
and secured the building of a flouring mill at Moorhead. [18.] 

Douglas, Wallace Barton, attorney general, b. in Leyden, N. Y., 
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1KT5; settled at Moortead, Minn,, in 1883; was city attorney six years; 
was a representative in the legislature, ISSS-I; removed to St. Paul in. 
1899, and was attorney general of Minnesota, 1899-1904; and asso- 
ciate justice of the State Supreme Court, 1904-5. [22»; 23*; 24; 25; 
26*; 27*; 30; 35; 47*; 237 (36*)-] 

Douglass, Harrison, b. in Macedon, N. Y., March 21, 1825; d. in 
Fargo, N. D., March 17, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1855; built 
an elevator In 1878 at Douglass, Olmsted county, whicli station was 
named for him. (237 (19).] 

Dow, James C, ioumalist, was editor ot the Dakota Weekly Journal, 
published at Hastings, Minn., in )S5T; was a representative in the 
first state legislature, 1858, and tbe same year became register ot 
the U. S, land office in Henderson. [28, X.] 

D<iw, James Jaiik?., educator, b. Feb. 15, 184K, in Midnapore, India, 
where his parents were missionaries; came to the United States with 
tliem when a few months old. He served two years in the Second 
Maine cavalry during the civil war. In 1865 the family settled in 
Minnesota. He was graduated in 1874 at Carleton College, in its first 
class. Since 1875 he has resided in Faribault, being superintendent 
of tbe State School for the Blind. [24; 26*; 70; 70A,] 

Dow, John Wakb, M. E. clergyman, b, in Vianora, Maine, Dec, 1799; 
d. at Delano, Minn., April 29, 1876. He came to Minnesota in 185(1; 
served on the Point Douglas circuit. [150.] 

Dow, William L., b. in Miiltown, Maine, in 1829; d. at Little Fails, 
Minn,, March 9, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1856, and tbe next 
year settled in I.ittle Falls; served in the First Minnesota cavalry and 
other regiments, 1861-6; engaged !n lumber business until 1869, and 
was afterward county surveyor. [31; 237 <2S).] 

DowEB, William, merchant, b. in Michigan, May 23, 1860; came to 
Minnesota in 1870; was treasurer of Wade.na county, 1894-1904; re- 
aides In Wadena; was a representative in the legislature, 1907-09. 
[25; 30*.] 

DowLAN, John-, b. in Ireland in 1829; d. in St. Paul, July 6, 1899. 
He came to the United States in 1850; settled in St. Paul in 1856; 
engaged in the fuel business; was prominent in city politics. [238 
(July 7, 1899).] 

DowLiNO, Michael John, b. in Huntington, Mass., Feb. 17, ISSG; 
came to Minnesota when a boy. In 1880, In a blizzard, he suffered the 
loss of both legs, one arm, and part of the other hand; yet, notwith- 
standing this great misfortune, he has gained a position of influence 
in the state. In 1901 he was a member of the house of representa- 
tives, and was elected its speaker. He resides In Olivia, and was 
editor of the Renville Star; deals in real estate, and is president of 
tlie Olivia State Bank. [17; 22*; 24; 25; 26*; 27''; 30.] 



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DowLi-vo, p. E., Journaliat, b, in Canada; resides in Eveleth, and 
Is editor of the Eyelett Star; was a representative in tiie legislature 
in 1903-5. [30*.] 

DowjjEB, John B., b, in Washington county, Vt., July 8, 1811; came 
to Minnesota la 1856 and settled in Wabasha; engaged !n hotel keep- 
ing, and lat«r in mercantile business and milling; in 1864 was a rep- 
resentative in the iegialature; in 1865-9 was receiver of the II. S. 
land office. [29.] 

DowsET, John Florin, educa.tor, b. in Hiramsburg, Ohio, Jan. 10, 
1846; served in the 11th Michigan regiment in the civil war; was grad- 
uated at Hillsdale College, Mich,, in 1870: has been professor of 
mathematics and astronomy in the University of Minnesota since 
1880, ajid dean of the College of Science, Literature and the Arts 
since 1903. [7A; 17; 24; 58; 127 (2»); 127B; 237 (53*).] 

Dowsa, Hekby, building contractor, b. in England in 1837; came to 
the United States in 1852, and to Minnesota the nest year; served 
ia the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was superintendent 
of eoastraction of the Hospital tor the Insane at St. Peter eleven years; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1S85 and 18S9. [30; 90.] 

Downs, Thomas, building contractor, b. In England in 1S42; d. in. 
Minneapolis, Nov. 6, 1910. He cam« to Minnesota in 1853; served in 
the Second Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; resided in Minneapolis; 
was a representative in the legislature in 189S; was custodian of 
the state capitol after 1907. [30; 32; 237 (59*, 62).] 

Doyle, Dennis, b. In Ireland ia 181S; d. ia Kilkenay, Le Sueur 
county, Minn., March 20, 1902. He came to the United States ia 1856, 
settling on the homestead where he died; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1872. [237 (19).] 

Doyle, James G., b. in St. Sylvester, Canada, Nov. 28, 1860; came 
to Minneapolis when eight years old; became a member of the police 
force in 1886; and was superintendent of police after 1899. [8S*.] 

Doyle, Otis F., contractor, b. in Wright county, Minn., in 1870; re- 
sides in St. Cloud; was a representative in the legislature, 1907-09. 
[30*.] 

Drake, Elias Franklin, b. in Urbana, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1813; d. ia 
California, Feb. 14, 1892. He came to- St. Paul in 1861; built the ilrst 
railroad in Minnesota, from St. Paul to St. Anthony, in 1862; was 
influential in constructing tJie railroad from St. Paul to Sioux City, 
Iowa, completed in 1872; was a state senator, 1874-5. [28, IV*, VIII, 
IX»; 29; 41; 68; 93*; 93A; 95*; 111'; 238 (Feb. 16, 1892+).] 

Dbebekt, F. T., journalist, b. in Baltimore, Md., March 7, 1834; set- 
tled in Owatonna, Minn., In 1876, wliere he published the Journal and 
Herald. After 1889 he owned and edited the Chatfield Democrat 
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Deehek, Otto, b. in Obeindorf, Germany, Feb. 13, 1839; came to 
the United States in 1853, and to St. Paul in 1857; served in the Tbird 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attaining the raak of captain; was 
register of deeds of Ramsey county, 1878-81. [6S; 94.] 

Dhesbacji, Georre B., b. in Pickaway county, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1827 ; 
came to Minneaota in 1857, and founded the village of Dresbach, 
Winona county; was a representative in the legislature in 1868 and 
1878; owned a farm and stone quarries. [30; 76.] 

Dresbach, George B., Jr., b. in Onalaska, Wis., April 18, 1857; when 
an Infant came with his parents to Minnesota; was editor of the 
Winona Democrat, 1879-81; later engaged in the manufacture of brick 
in Dresbach, Winona county. [76,] 

DRESBAcn, MioiiAKi, RoiT.fii, b. in MlfBinburg, Pa., Dec. 2, 1836; set- 
tled on a claim in Dodge county, Minn., in 185G; served in the Second 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1878; engaged in insurance business in Dodge Center after 
1879; was one of the authors of a History of Dodge county, 1884. 
[30; 49.1 

Dbessei., Charles Z., farmer, b, in 1856 in Le Sueur county, Minn., 
and resided there; was a representative in the legislature in 1895. 
[30.1 

Dressei., Piiu-ir, b. in Germany, March 20, 1826; came to the United 
States in 1847, and to Minnesota in 1854; settled in Sharon, Le Sueur 
county, two years later; was postmaster at Dresselville after 1864, and 
county treasurer after 1S69. [32.] 

Drew, Benjamix, b. in Massachusetts in 1812; d. July 19, 1903. He 
came to St. Paul in territorial days, and owned a feed store; was the 
first principal of the St. Paul public schools, 1858-9; later resided in 
Washington, D. C, and was proof-reader in one of the government 
departments; removed to Plymouth, Mass.; author of many poems 
and several books, one of his books being entitled "Pens and Types." 
The Drew School in St. Paul was named for him in 1895. [237 (7).] 
Drew, Cuahles A., b. in Boston, Mass., in 1840; d. in Lake City, 
Mina., Nov. 5, 1907. He served in a Massachusetts regiment in the 
civil war; settled in Northfield, Minn., in 1866, and engaged in mer- 
cantile business; removed to Lake City a few months before his death. 
[237 (48).] 

Dbew, Charles CiiEisEy, b. in Holderneas, N, H., Oct. 24, 1825; set- 
tled in Rock county, Minn., in 1876; engaged in furniture business and 
farming; built a store at Pipestone in 1880; resided later in Luverne. 
[34; 71A.] 

Drew, Chables Wayi.ako, physician and chemist, b. in Burliugton, 
VL, Jan. 18, 1858; was graduated at the University of Vermont, 1877, 
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settling in Minneapolis, where in 1886 he established the Minnesota 
Institute of Pharmacy. [32*; 24; 25; 85A.] 

Debw, EnwAEn B., farmer, h, in Pulteney, N. Y., June 20, 1827; d. In 
Chicago, June 10, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1852; settled on 
Rolling Stone ereeb, Winona county; raised the first wheat in southern 
Minaeaota; was a representative in the legislature, 1875-6 and 1879; 
removed to Chicago in 1889. [30; 76; 241.] 

Dbew, James Bbyaxt, clergyman, b. ia Saco, Maine, Nov. 11, 1838; 
d. in West Mansfield, Mass., April 8, 1903. He was a minister of the 
Free Baptist church; was pastor of the Congregational church at Sauk 
Rapida, Minn., 1884-7; and was superintendent of the Congregational 
Union in St. Paul, 1887-9S. [143.] 

Drew, James Meddick, b. in Rollingstone Valley, Minn., Feb. 17, 
1863; was graduated at the State Normal School, Winona; has been 
an instructor in the School of Agriculture, University of Minnesota, 
since 1893, and its registrar since 1903, residing in St. Anthony Park, 
St. Paul. [1276.] 

Dbew, Johm, pioneer, b. in Redding, Conn., in April, 1817; d. in 
Duluth, Minn., Sept. 1, 1909. He settled in Duluth in 1869; was twice 
mayor, and was prominent fn business circle? of northern Minnesota. 
[237 (56*).] 

Dbiscoi.l, Pkedekrk, journalist, b. in Boston, Mass., July 31, 1834; 
d. in Chicago, March 23, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1858; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1860; settled in St. Panl in 1862, 
and for thirty-six years was general manager of the Pioneer Press 
Company. [17; 37*; 28, XII; 68; 95'; les"; 237 (43*).] 

Dbivee, Joh.v Merrtt'I'E, M. E. clergyman, b. in Illinois; was grad- 
uated at the Illinois Agricultural ColJege, 1876, and in theology at 
the Boston University, 1885. He is a well known composer of vocal 
and piano music, and also a lecturer and author. He became pastor 
of the Centenary M. E. church in Mankato in 1S97. [36*.] 

Dbommerhaijke.n-, HE^■BY, farmer, b. in Germany in 1847; came to 
Minnesota in 1858, and settled in Freeborn county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

Dhuby, EnwABn, pioneer, b. in Ireland ; d. at Midland Junction, Wa- 
basha county, Minn., April 29, 1906. He came to the United States In 
1865, and to Wabasha the next year; engaged in lumber business, and 
after 1875 in farming; was a representative In the legislature in 
1874-5. [237 (39).] 

Deuey, MrciiAEL E., lumberman, b. In County Kerry, Ireland, in 
1840; came to the United Statea when thirteen years old, and set- 
tled in Wabasha, Minn., In 1857; engaged in lumber business, and after 
1885 In banking. [74; 237 (19').! 



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Dvuois, C. H., journalist, b. at High Falls, N. Y„ March 24, 1847; 
was graduated in law at the University of Michigan; in 1879 estab- 
lished a weekly newspaper in Minneapolis, called the Saturday Even- 
ing Spectator. [58,] 

Dudley, Johx, lumbernian. b. in Penobscot county, Maine, June 29. 
1814; settled in Minnesota in 1855, and owned large lumber yards in 
several of the smaller towns of the state, as well as in the city o( 
his home, Minneapolis. He was also interested in flouring mills, and 
in the First National Bank of Minneapolis. [20*; 41; 48; GO'.] 

DL'ui-Bif, JosEi'ii Fha\<is, Congregational clergyman, b. in Raymond, 
N. H., June 11, 1830; d, in Farfo, N. D., June 4, 1907. He was grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College, 1858, and Bangor Theological Seminary, 
1862; came to Minnesota; was pastor in St. Paul, 18B3-6, and in 
Winona, 1866-69, and later In Wisconsin and North Dakota. [144.] 

DuEA, SiVEBT B., iianker, b. in Iowa in 1876; came to Minnesota in 
1886, and has since lived in Pipestone county; cashier of the First 
National Bank in Ruthton; was a representative in the legislature in 
1909; a state senator, 1911. [30*.] 

Duel, Julius H., journalist, b. in Mecklenburg, (lerraany, July 16, 
1858; came with his parents to the United States when ten years old, 
and to Lakeland, Minn., soon afterward; was one of the publishers 
of the St Cyoix Post at Stillwater after 1878. [40.] 

Duyi'Y, Fkaxits J., journalist, b. in Watertown, Wis., Feb. 11, 1855; 
settled at East Grand Porks, Minn., in 1882, and was editor and pro- 
prietor of the Courier. [35.] 

DuprY, Joii.y, journalist, b. In Ireland in 184S; oame to the United 
States in 1867; later settled in Hastings, Minn,, and was editor of 
the Hastings Union. [48.] 

DuuAN, W. T., b. in New York, Jan. 5, 1812; d. in Wabasha, Minn., 
Feb. 22, 1901. He settled there in 1858; was twice mayor of that city. 
[237 (14).] 

DuGAS, William, pioneer, h, at Three Rivers, Canada, May 17. 1809; 
came to St. Paul in 1844; two years later made a claim at St. An- 
tliony; was a representative in the territorial legislature in 1849; 
engaged in hotel business, and conducted a ferry at St. Anthony; 
owned a farm in Dayton after 1866. [4! ; 58.] 

Du LuTii, Daniel Gkeyheuix, soldier and explorer, b. in France; d. 
in Montreal, Canada, Feb. 25, 1710. He visited the large village of 
the Sioux at Miile Lacs in 1679, and planted the French flag there. 
The nest year he rescued Father H«nnepin from captivity among 
these Sioux. The city of Duiuth was named for him. [1; 28, I, tX; 
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DuBBAB, C. S., b. in Seneca, N. Y., May IG, 1831; came to Minne- 
sota in 1858; settled in Foster, Faribault county, in 1S6I; served in 
tbe Second Minnesota cavalry in tiie civil war; was a representative 
in tbe legislature in 1876. [5L] 

DoNBAE, Wells E., b. in SiiffleM, Conn., July 7, 1837; came to Min- 
nesota in 1854; resided in Caledonia; was a surveyor, and later an 
insurance agent; was a representative in the legislature in 1879. 
[30; 61.] 

DuNBAE, William Peanklin, state auditor, b. in Westerly, R. I., Nov. 
10, 1820; d. in Caledonia, Minn. He settled in Caledonia in 1854, and 
opened a farm near the town. From 1858 to I8G1 be was auditor of 
tbe state. [18; 51.] 

DuKCAU, Wn.LiAM T., pbysician, b. in Qranby, Canada, Jan, 6, 1856; 
was graduated at McGill Medical College, 1882; tbe next year settled 
in Fergus Falls, Minn. [24; 25; 35; 37.] 

DuNCiNSON, W., pioneer, b. in 1821; d, in Winona, Minn., Dec. 8, 
1900. He was the first settler in Warren, Winona county, Minn., and 
resided on bis (arm tbere after 1855. [237 (11).] 

Dunham, Dbwit C, pbysician, b. in Brownton, Ohio, in 1843; was 
graduated at the Western Reserve Medical College, 18GS, and settled 
in Minnesota the same year; resided at Anoka; was a state senator, 
1895-7. [30; 31.] 

Dunham, J. C, farmer, b. in Norway, July 26, 1842; came to the 
United States in 1850, and to Minnesota two years later; settled in 
Otter Tall county; was a representative in the legislature in 1889. 
[169.] 

Dunham, S, C, lumlwrman and farmer, b. in Connecticut in 1825; 
came to Minnesota in 1856; settled in Faribault; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1873. [30,] 

DuJSLAvA, Thomas Anthony, b. in County Mayo, Ireland, July 36, 
1843; d. In Crookston, Minn., Nov. 2, 1896. He carae to tbe United 
States when two years old; served in New York regiments in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of lieutenant; was register of the TJ. S. land 
office at Crookston after 1894. [121.] 

Du.Nx, Andrew Ci.arkson, lawyer, b. in New York city, Oct. 9, 1834; 
came to Minnesota when twenty years old, and was admitted to the 
bar in St. Paul the same year; built the first house in Winnebago 
City in 1856, established a sawmill, and founded the town. He was 
secretary of the first state senate, and chief clerk oE the House in 
1864-66. [18; 34; 39*; 51*; 237 (29*).] 

Dunn, C. S. H,, M. E. clergyman, b. in Maryland in 1855; d. in Lon- 
don, Eng., Aug. 17, 1894. He was graduated at Drew Theological Sem- 
inary, Madison, N. ,T., In 1878, and tbe same year settled In Minnesota; 
was pastor at Moorhead, and after 1881 at St. Peter. [32; 180 (Dec. 
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Dunn, Edwis, lumber merchant, b. in Wayne county. Pa., July 27, 
1S34-, a. in Eyota, Minn., July 8, 1901. He sen-ed in the 25tli N. Y. 
cavalry in the civil war, attaining the rank of lieutenant; in 1S65 
came to Minnesota, and two years later settled in Eyota, Olmsted 
couuty; was aergeant-at-armB In the state senate in 1873. [30; 66; 
121.] 

Dunn, Howard Harbison, lawyer, b. in Jackson, Mien., Oct. 29, 1867; 
was admitted to the bar in 1890; practiced in Jackson, 1890-2, in Fair- 
mont, 1892-8, and later in Albert Lea; was a state senator in 1897, and 
speaker of the House o( Representatives, 1911. [2i; 25; 26*; 30»; 
39; 53A*.] 

Dunn, James Henky, physician, b. In Fort Wayne, Ind., May 29, 
1853; d. ia St. Louis, Mo„ June 16, 1904. He came with bis parents 
to Minnesota in 1854; was graduated at the state normal school in 
Winona, 1872; studied medicine in Chicago and New York, and alter- 
ward in Germany, France, and Italy; practiced in Minneapolis, and 
was a professor in the medical department of the University of Min- 
nesota, 1888-1904. [3*; 22»; 23; 26*; 32; 81*; 237 (35*).] 

Dunk, John Benjamin, physician, b. in Winona, Minn., Nov. 27, 
1S69; was graduated at the State Normal School, 1880, and at Rush 
Medical College, 1883; practiced in Shakopee, 1883-92; has resided 
in St. Cloud since 1893, where he is surgeon to St. Raphael's Hospital. 
124; 26*.] 

Dunn, M. T., b, in Wisconsin in 1863; came to Minnesota in 1864 
with bis parents, who settled in Richland, Rice county; was cashier 
of the First State Bank, Le Roy, 1892-1905; removed to Brainerd, and 
In 1906 organized the Citizens' State Bank, of which he is president. 
[166A*.] 

Dunn, Robkrt CAMniEi.r., editor, auditor of state, b. in County Ty- 
rone, Ireland, Feb. 14, 1855; came to the United States when fourteen 
■years of age; settled in Princeton, Minn., in 1876, and has since been 
editor and publisher of the Princeton Union; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1889, 1893, and 1911; was auditor of the state, 
1895-1903. [22*; 33; 24; 25; 26*; 27*; 30'; 95*; 238 (Jan. 7, 1894*).] 

Dunn, Winslow Whitman, lawyer, b. in Washington county, Minn., 
Aug. 1, 1862; resides in St Paul; was admitted to the bar in 1885; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1899-1901, and a state senator since 
1903. [25;. 30*; 93; 93A*.] 

DuNHELL, Mabk Bootjiqy, lawyer, b, in Buston, Me., June 28, 1864; 
came to Owatonna, Minn., when a boy; was graduated at the Uni- 
versity of Rochester, 1886, and was admitted to the bar in 1888; was 
U. S. deputy consul general at Shanghai, China, 1889-92; author of 
several law books; resides in Owatonna. [17; 24.] 



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DunsEij, Mamk Hill, congressman, b. in Buxton, Maine, July 2, 
1823; d. in Owatonna, Minn., Aug. 9, 1904. He was graduated at Wa- 
terville college (now Colby University) in 1849; and was admitted to 
the bar in 1856. In 1861 he was appointed United States consul to Vera 
Cruz. In 1865 he came to Minnesota, settling at Winona, and later 
removed to Owatonna. He was a representative in the state legisla- 
ture in 1S67, and for the next Uiree years was state superintendent of 
public instruction. He was a member of Congress, 1871-83, and again 
in 1889-91. [17; 18*; 37*; 30; 41; 72; 237 (35).] 

DuKNisoTos, WILLL4M P„ b. in Morgantown, Va., May 27, 1832; d. 
in Bemidji, Minn., May 21, 1910. He served in tlie Second California 
cavalry, 1861-4; came to Minnesota In 1865; was a representative in 
the legislature In ISTo; was register of the U. S. land ofRce at Red- 
wood Falls. 1876-88. [32; 237 (63*); 341.] 

DussMOOR, FBEDEfiicK Alansox, physjclau, b. In Richfield, Minn., May 
38, 1853; was graduated at Bellevue Medical College, 1875, and has 
since practiced in Minneapolis; has been professor in the medical 
department of the University of Minnesota since its organization, 
1889. [22*; 24; 36*; 58; S4»; 85A.] 

DuNwEii, Dennis William CHAUjrcr, b. in Pleasant Valley, N. Y., 
Aug. 13, 1817; settled in St. Paul in 1850; was mayor of West St, 
Paul, 1861; resided in Lewiston, Idaho, after 1863. [156*; 157*.] 

DuKWOODY, B. E., miller, b. in Delaware county. Pa., April 30, 1848; 
came to Minnesota in 1875; two years later settled in New Richland, 
Waseca county; owned a mill and a grain elevator. [75.] 

DuNwooDf, WiitiAM Hood, miller and banker, h. in Chester county, 
Pa., March 14, 1841; came to Minnesota In 1869, settling at Minne- 
apolis, and has since been identified with Its grain business and flour 
milling. [17; 20*; 22»; 33*; 34; 35; 84*; 85A*; 168 (July 10, 1891*).] 

DuBANT, Edward White, lumberman, b. in Roxbury, Mass., April 8, 
1839; came to Stillwater, Minn,, when nineteen years of age; for fifteen 
years was a river pilot between Stillwater, St. Paul, and St. Louis. 
Afterward he engaged in the general lumber business in Stillwater. 
He was a representative in the legislature, 1873 and 1875, and a state 
senator in 1887-89 and 1903. [18; 20; 29; 30; 40; 41*; 105'; 157*; 
166A*; 174'.] 

Ddrfeb, I. P., farmer, b. in Rhode Island, Jan, 183S; settled in Min- 
nesota in 1872; resided at Worthington; was a state senator, 1877. 
[30.] 

DuBKEB, WiLLUM C„ b, lu St, LawreBce .county, N. Y., May 27, 1843; 
d. in Columbus, Kansas, Oct. 27, 1883. He came with his parents to 
Mankato, Minn., In 1856; served In the Second Minnesota and other 
regiments in the civil war; was admitted to the bar in 1868; after 
1869 was clerk of the district court in Blue Earth county. [32; S3*; 
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DuRMENT, EuMUND S,, lawjer, i>. in Brown county, Ind., March 19, 
1860; was graduated in law at Columbian University, Washington, D. 
C 1884 came to Minnesota in 1885. and has since practiced in St. 
Paul was a state senator 1907-09. [24; 25; 30*; 93; 93A.] 

Dlk>4M JolI^ M pioneer, b. in New Brunswick, April 11, 1820; d. 
in Elgin Minn Oct 1SS5 He came to Minnesota In 1852, and the 
same jear started the first door and sash factory in St. Anthony; 
afterward engaged m farming near Minneapolis. He was widely 
known as a temperance reformer, [237 (1).] 

DiRST Gt-OH< F M b m Alleghany county, Md., March 10, 1846; 
(,ame to Minnesota m 186f^ taught school in Plllmore county, and set- 
tled near Marshall in 1871; was superintendent of schools for Lyon 
counts and also engaged m insurance business, [33.] 

DlSTl^ Damf-i H b in New York; d. in St. Paul, July 10, 1854. 
He came to St Paul in 1853, as U. S. district attorney. [94.] 

DisTiN Geok:.h Wlsle\ miiler, b. in Winnebago county. Wis,, Oct, 
21 184'' came with his parents to Minnesota in 1866; engaged in 
milling in various towns and after 1879 was proprietor of tbe Verona 
mills Faribault countv [34.] 

DisTiN WiirriM b in Topsham, Vt., June 29, 1826; came to Min- 
nesota in 1858, settling in Faribault county; was county treasurer two 
terms; engaged in mercantile business in Blue Earth City until 1882; 
then removed to Nebraska, and founded the town of Dustin. [39; 
51-.] 

DuTCUEB, GiLBEtiT, b. in Rensselaer county, N. Y., Oct. 14, 1820; d. 
in St. Paul, Oct, 1, 1873. He settled in St. Paul In 1870, and conducted 
the Metropolitan Hotel there. [237 (1); 238 (Oct. 2, 1873).] 

Du Toir, PREuiaircK Euoeke, Journalist, b. in Lewis county, N. Y., 
Sept. 34, 1845; came to Chaska, Minn., with his parents, when ten 
years of age; served through the civil war in the Fourth Minnesota 
Regt. and the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, of which latter he was 
second lieutenant; purchased in 1866 the Chaska Valley Herald, which 
he edited maJiy years; was a representative in the legislature in 
1872-3, and a state senator, 1899-1909. [18; 25; 30; 32.] 

DuTTos, Chahlks Elvan, physician, b. in Delaware county, Iowa, 
June 22, 1BG2; was graduated at Bayless College, 1882, and three years 
later settled in Minneapolis; was graduated in medicine at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota in 1889; was assistant surgeon, with rank of cap- 
tain, 14th Minnesota Regt., in the Spanish-American war, 1898. [24; 
26*.] 

DuxBUBY, Fbancis AoEijiERT, lawyer, b. in .Harmony, Minn., April 11, 
1862; taught school in Fillmore county, 1883-94; was admitted to the 
bar, 1895; settled in Caledonia; a state senator, 1911. [24; 25; .^0*.] 



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DwBLLE, Abneb, pioneer farmer, b. ia Greenwich, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1805; 
came to Minnesota in 1S54, aettiiag on the site of Lake City, of which 
he was one of the founders. [18; 74.] 

DwELLE, Hesky, pioneer, b. in Truxton, N. Y., May 9, 1837; d. in 
Chattanooga, Tenn., March 18, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1854; 
served In the Seventh Wisconsin cavalry in tbe civil war; resided 
In Lake City, and engaged in mercantile business. [237 (33).] 

Dweim;, Thomas L., b, in Michigan, Sept 12, 1840; came with his 
parents to Lake City, Minn,, in 1854; served in the First Minnesota 
Regt. In the civil war; owned a (arm oa the site of Lake City. [74.] 

DwiGHT, Charles C, b. in Vershire, Vt., Aug. 21, 1856; came to 
Minnesota in 1876, and four years later opened a boot and shoe store 
in Albert Lea; has been in milling business since 1888; president of 
the Albert Lea Milling Co. [24; 53.] 

Dwikheli., WniTAM Stancet, lawyer, b. in Lodi, Wis., Dec. 25, 1862; 
was graduated at the University oC Wisconsin, 188G; settled in Min- 
neai)olis in 1S89; was a representative in the legislature in 1899; a 
state senator, 1911. [24; 35; 30*; 85A*.] 

Dyak, Emeeson R., banker, b. In Franklin county, Maine, in 1844; 
came to Minnesota in 1866; was president of the Fergus Falls Na- 
tional Bank, and cashier of the Dover bank, and also engaged in grain 
business at Dover Center. In 1883 lie was a representative in the leg- 
islature. [168 (Jan. 12, 1883).] 

Dyedal, Thobe E., b. in Norway In 1858; came with his parents to 
the United States ia 1867; settled on a farm in Grant county, Minn., 
In 1879; was auditor of the county, 1891-99. [57*.] 

DrCKSON, J, W., lawyer, b. in New York; d, in Winona, Minn., 
March 30, 1903. He was graduated at Allegheny City College, Penn- 
sylvania, in 1860, and was admitted to the bar in 1862; settled at 
Winona in 1870. [76; 237 (28).] 

Dye, J. B., educator, b. in Montgomery county, N. Y„ July 13, 1834; 
came to Minnesota in J855; settled in Waseca In 1873; engaged in 
teaching; was county superintendent of schools, 1886-91. [75.] 

Dye, Walteb G., journalist, b. in Nelson, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1832; d. in 
Winona, Minn,, March, 1S94. He settled there in 1854; was business 
manager of the Republican, 185E-8L [76; 73*.] 

Dyeb, a. S„ farmer, b. In Oneida county, N. Y., in 1845; came to 
Minnesota in 1865; was a representative in the legislature, 1897-9. 
[30.] 

Dyer, WitLiAst J., music dealer, established a music house In Fari- 
bault, Minn., in 1870; two years later removed this business to St. 
Paul, and In 1875 opened a music store in Minneapolis, and, with hia 
brother, Ch^rlps p, Dyer, conducted the two Souses, [90*.] 



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Dyke, Edwin W., state treasurer, b. in Chittenden, Vt., Feb. 10. 1820; 
came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Faribault, and engaged in 
loaning business; was treasurer of Minnesota, 1873-76; removed to 
Santa Monica. Cal., in 1900. [237 (Bl),] 

Dtkeman, HowARi), banker, b. in New York state in 1869; d. in 
Spokane, Wasb., Nov. 3t), 1911. He came to Brec ken ridge, Minn., in 
1887; became cashier of the First National Bank there in 1891; was 
stock owner and director in several other banks in Minnesota and 
Dakota; was mayor o£ Breckenridge several years. [38; 237 (59).] 

Eakl, Robeht, farmer, h. in Pennsylvania in 1832; came to Minne- 
sota in 1859; settled in Freedom, Waseca county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature tour years. [32.) 

Eabl, Robert O., physician, b. in Allamakee county, Iowa, Aug. 27, 
1872; came with his parents to Minneapolis when ten years old; was 
graduated in medicine at the University of Minnesota, 1896; settled 
In St. Paul; is president of the Mounds Park Sanitarium. [93A*; 
169A*.] 

Eastman, Ai.vAir, journalist, b. at Loveli Center, Me., Aug. 22, 1858; 
came to Minnesota In 1880, and resided at Anoka, wliere he published 
the Aaoka Herald until 1891; was a representative in the state legis- 
lature in 1889; removed to St. Cloud in 1892, and established the 
daily Journal-Press; was receiver of the U, S, land office at St. Cloud, 
1898-1907; president of the State Normal School Board. [24; 30; 36'; 
IBS'.] 

Eastman, Artiiuk Maynard, physician, b. in St. Antkony, Minn., 
May 1, 1855; was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Phila- 
delphia, in 1879; settled in St. Paul In 1881. [93; 100*.] 

Eastman, CnAKi.Es AIJ!XA^-l>En (Sioux name, Oiiivesa), b. in Red- 
wood Falls, Minn., in 1858; was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1887, 
and in medicine at Boston University, 1890; was U. S. government 
physician and attorney for his people, the Sioux, in Minnesota, North 
Dakota, South Dakota," and Nebraska, 1890-1903; later has resided 
In Amherst, Mass.; well known as a lecturer, and author of several 
books relating to Indian life and history. [17.] 

Eastman, Job, pioneer, b. in Loveli, Maine, Oct. 1, 1827; d. in Wa- 
dena, Minn., in October, 1909, He came to Minnesota in 1853; en- 
gaged in logging and lumber business, and owned a hotel at Anoka. 
[237 (56).] 

Eastman, John Whittbmobe, b, in Conway, N. H., Oct. 28, 1820; d. 
Feb. 19, 1899. He came to St. Anthony, Minn,, in 1S54; engaged in 
flour milling, and later in lumber business. [84*; 174*.] 

Eastman, Seth, soldier, b. in Maine; d. in Washington, D. C, Aug. 
31, 1875. He was graduated at the U. S. Military Academy in 1829; 
was commandant at Fort Snelling during parts of 1841-8; was brevet- 
ted brigadier general in 1866. [11; 12; 13.] 



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Eastman, William Wallace, b. in Conway, N. H., Feb. 6, 1827; d. 
in Minneapolis, July 25, 1902. He settled in St. Anthony in 1S54; was 
Interested la the improvem-ent of Nicollet island, which he purchased; 
engaged in many other enterprises, among them being the first woolen 
and paper mills, the early railroads of the state, the lumber Industry, 
and the erection of several business blocks. He constructed a tun- 
nel, which by undermining a part of the Falls of St. Anthony endan- 
gered the existence of the falls and water power, leading to a. large 
expenditure for their preservation. [84; 99*; 174'; 237 (19*).] 

Eastos, Augustus B., Journalist, b, in Mesopotamia, Ohio, March 1, 
1828; came to Stillwater, Minn., in 1857; editor of tie Stillwater 
Gazette, which he established la 1870; author and editor of the His- 
tory of the Saint Croix Valley (two volumes, 1,290 pages, 1909). [40; 
41; 42*; 199*.] 

Bastox, Elijah, pioneer, h, in Afton, N. Y., May 18, 1815; d. in 
Owatonna, Minn,, Feb. 27, 1905. He came to Minnesota in 1866, and 
settled on a farm near Owatonna; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in ISeS; was postmaster in Owatonna, 1870-6. [237 (32*, 35).] 

Easto\, Jasos Clabk, banker, b. in West Martinsburg, N, Y., May 
12, 1823; d. in L.a Crosse, Wis., April 25, 1901. He came to Minnesota 
in 1856, and settled at Chatfieid. There and in several other towns 
o£ southern Minnesota he had extensive interests in banking, farm 
lands, and railways; removed to La Crosse in 1883. [18*; 52; 199*; 
237 (14).] 

Bastoh, William Euwasds, journalist, b. in Mesopotamia, Ohio. Dec. 
27, 1850; came to Stillwater, Minn., in 1857, with his father's family. 
In 1870 he was associated with his father in establishing the Still- 
water Gazette, which in 1882 began a dally issue. The Gazette Print- 
ing Company consists now of Mr. Baston and W. C. Mast«rman. [22*; 
24; 40; 42; 199*.] 

Easton, William Stake, bookkeeper, b. in Colchester, Conn., Dec. 
3, 1821; d. in St. Paul, June 18, 1902. He resided in Ottawa, 111., and 
removed to St. Paul in 1S82; was author of the Baston Genealogy 
(349 pages, 1899). [199*.] 

Eastwood, Carl S., journalist, b. in Wisconsin, Aug. 21, 1858; en- 
gaged in newspaper publication in various towns in Iowa and Min- 
nesota; settled In Jackson county in 1885, and was proprietor of the 
Heron Lake News. [34.] 

Baton", Alcisus Youkc, lawyer, b. in Columbiana county, Ohio, (n 
1842; was graduated at Mt. Union College, Ohio, 1863, and the Ohio 
State Law College, 1870; came to Minnesota in 1879; settled at Buf- 
falo; was attorney of Wright county; was a state senator, 1887-93. 
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Eaton, Avdkkw, b. in Windsor, Conn. .Sept. IS, 1824; came to Min- 
nesota in 1872; settled in Wells the next year, and engaged in the 
grain trade and milling, [S9.] 

Eaton, Buht W., lawyer, b. in Gerry. N, Y., Sept. 29, 1854; came 
with his parents to Rochester, Minn., in 1S55; was admitted to the 
bar in 18T9, and has since practiced In Rochester. 124; 66.] 

Eatox, Frank W., b. in Rockingham county, N. H., in 1849; d. In 
Duluth, Minn,, April 27, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1868; set- 
tled two years later in DuJuth, engaged in real estate business, and 
was an owner of valuable iron mining property. [31; 237 (43*).] 

Eaton, Gfv Artiub, b. in Red Oak, Iowa, Oct. 27, 1871; was grad- 
uated as a civil engineer at Claverack College, N. Y., 1889; settled in 
Duluth in 1899, and engaged in mining and timber business; post- 
master of Duluth since 1906; was appointed state inspector ot illum- 
inating oils, 1910. [24; 25; 30*; 31A.] 

Eatox, Joseph S., physician, b. in Rochester, Vt,, June 4, 1842; d. 
In Benson, Minn., Jan. 19, 1908. He came to Minnesota with his par- 
ents while a boy; enlisted in the First Minnesota Regt, in fie civil 
war, and afterward was captain in the Eleventh regiment; studied 
medicine in Philadelphia, and practiced in Mankato several years; 
settled at Benson in 1879, [237 (48),] 

Eatox. Samuei, S., b, in Barton, Vt, June 27, 1825; d. in St. Paul, 
Dec. 5, 1899. He came to Minnesota In 1855, settling in St. Paul, and 
engaged In the insurance business. (28, IX; 94; 237 (9*); 238 (Dec. 
e, 1899* ).] 

Eaton. Samuel Wii.i.iA.vr, b. in Concord, N. Y., Nov. 7, 181B; en- 
gaged in farming In Wisconsin, and in 1860 was ordained a Univer- 
salisl clergyman; came to Minnesota in 1861; settled in Rochester, 
where he was editor of the Post ; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1868. [66.] 

Baton, Willtam. Ames, b, in Hamburg. Iowa, in 1866; came to St. 
Louis county, Minn., 1S89; has resided in Duluth since 1899; is one 
of the prominent developers of iron mines on the Mesabl Range. 
[31A.] 

Ebehhako, Joir\ A., merchant, b. In Prussia, Oct., 1838; came to the 
United States in 1843 ; settled at Mound Prairie, Houston county, 
1854; served in the 53d Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1877. [30; 61.] 

Eberhart, AiwLPii Ot.sox, governor, b. in Sweden, June 23, 1870; 
came to Minnesota in 1891; was graduated at Gustavus Adolphus 
College, 1895; was admitted to the bar In 1898, and settled in Man- 
kato; was state senator, 1903-B; lieutenant governor, 1907-09; governor 
of Minnesota after the death of Governor Johnson, 1909-10, and hy 



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election in 1910 for the next biennial term. [3A*; 17; 24; 25; 30'; 
46*; 127A*; 169A'.] 

Ebebmax, William S., b. in Waterloo, lil.. April 22, 1846; came to 
Minnesota in 1856; served in the Eigttli Minnesota E«gt. in the civil 
war; engaged in the drug business ten years; was chemist for the 
State Dairy and Food Commission, 1889-99; removed west, and after 
1904 resided in Oklahoma. [130*.] 

EcKHOFt^ C, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Germany, March 26, 184S; 
came witii bis parents to the United States when a child; was grad- 
uated at the Lutheran Seminary, Mendota, 111., in 1875; five years 
later settled in Spring Valley, Minn. £53.1 

BcKHOi-DT, Haftan A., lawycF, b. in Christiania, Norway, Oct. 10, 
184S; came to the United States with his parents when five years old, 
and to Waseca, Minn., in 185S; served in the Third Minnesota light 
artillery tbree years; was graduated In law at the University of 
Michigan, 1S73; resided in Rochester. [169.] 

EcKMAS, F. M., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Wright county, Minn., 
June 10, 1867; was graduated at Augustana College, Rock Island, III., 
1889, and at its Theological Seminary, 1892; studied later at the Uni- 
versity of TJpsala; was ordained in 1894; was pastor at Brainerd, 
Minn., two years, and since 1896 at Chisago Lake. [38; 148.] 

EcKMAN, J. W., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Wright county, Minn., 
Dec. 7, 1869; was graduated at Gnstavus Adolphus College, 1893, and 
Augustana Theological Seminary, 1896; was pastor in Massachusetts, 
and later at Bunnell, Minn.; was chaplain of the senate of Minnesota 
in 1907. (30.] 

EcKSTEis, Andrew J., druggist, h. in Germany, Sept. 9, 1861; came 
with his parents to the United States in 1864, and to Minnesota the 
same year; was graduated at the Mankato Normal School, 1877; en- 
gaged in tbe drug business in New XJlm since 1879. [24; 25; 32.] 

Eckstein, Joseph A., lawyer, b. in Austria in 1857; came with his 
parents to the United States in 1864, settling in Minnesota; was grad- 
uated at the Mankato Normal School, 187C; settled in New Ulm, taught 
there four years, and was admitted to the bar in 1880. [32,] 

EcKSTKOM, P., b. in Sweden, -Ian. 20, 1845; came to the United 
States in 1867; settled in Meeker county, Minn.; owned a farm in 
Greenleaf, and after 1874 engaged in real estate business in Litch- 
field; was sheriff of the county six years. [65.] 

EuDT, Ethan P., b. in Wyoming county, N. Y., Jan. 12, 1819; set- 
tled in Amherst, Fillmore county, Minn,, in 1853; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature. [52.] 

Eddy, Phank Marios, congressman, b. in Pleasant Grove, Minn., 
April 1, 1856; passed his boyhood in Iowa and Minnesota; taught 
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Railroad company; was clerk of the district court of Pope county, 
1884-94; and was a representative in Congress, 1895-1903, [10; IT; 
22*; 26*; 27*; 30; 57; 67; 1T4.] 

Eddy, Henet Turner, educator, b, in Stoughton, Mass., June 9, 1844; 
was graduated at Yaie College, 1867; was professor in the TJniyersity 
of Cincinnati, 1874-90; president o£ Rose Polytechnic Institute, Terre 
Haute, Ind., 1891-4; professor of engineering and mechanics in the 
University ot Minnesota since 1894. [7A; 17; 24; 85A*; 127 (9*); 
127A*, B.] 

EoDY, VoLoR\ D., educator, b. in Java, N. Y., Sept. 7, 1840; d, in 
Rush City, Minn., Aug. 20, 1907. He served in the 48th N. Y. Regt. in 
the civil war; settled at Taylor's Falls, Minn., in 1868; engt^ed in 
teaching; was county superintendent of schools seventeen years; re- 
sided in Rush City after 1890, and published the Rush City Post. 
[41; 237 (48); 238 (Dec. 21, 1893*).] 

EoBLBROCK, Ai-Exms, R. C. priest and educator, b. at Duelmen, West- 
phalia, Sept. 12, 1843; d. in New York city. May IS, 1908. He came 
to the United States with his parents in 1850, and soon afterward to 
St. Cloud, Minn.; was educated at St. Vincent Coileee, Pennsylvania; 
Joined the Benedictine order in 1861; was ordained a priest in 1867; 
was president ol St. John's College, Minnesota, 1S6T-7S, and abbot of 
St. John's Abbey, 1875-89; later was a pastor In New York city until 
his death. [132 (July and Aug., 1888', and 1908*); 146; 237 (51*).] 

EiiELBROCK, Joseph, pioneer and merchant, b. in Westphalia, Prussia, 
in 1826; d. in St. Cloud, Minn., Sept. 26, 1907. He came to the United 
States in 1847; settled in St. Cloud, 1S55; was sheriH of Stearns 
county two years, and register of deeds four years. [41; 237 (48).] 

Edeht, John, b, in Germany, Oct. 29, 1824; came to the United 
States in 1852, and to St. Paul in 1854; removed to Shakopee in 1857, 
and was proprietor of a hotel; was treasurer of Scott county four- 
teen years, [32.] 

EuG.ut, Randolph, journaiist, b. in Minneapolis, Aug. 31, 1884; was 
educated at Louisville, Ky., and at Harvard University; managing 
editor of The Bellman, Minneapolis, sinoe 1908. [17.] 

BnoiR, William GaowELL, journalist, b. in La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 21, 
1856; came to Minnesota in 1882, settling in Minneapolis; business 
manager of the Northwestern Miller since 1884, and its editor since 
1886; established The Bellman, as its editor. 1906; author o£ "The 
Story of a Grain of Wheat" (195 pages, 1903). In 1891 he organized 
a relief movement for the famine sufferers of Russia, and in 1906 was 
chairman of a Minneapolis committee which sent thirty-five carloads 
of flour to the needy of San Francisco after the great earthquake and 
conflagration there. [17; 24; 25; 85A; 241.] 

Ebgaktos, Charles J., grocer, b. at Oriskany Falls, N. Y., May 11, 
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In grocery business in Anoka after 1893; was city treasurer, IS99- 
1901. [36*.] 

Bdqebtow, iXBERT, lawyer, b. in Coventry, N. Y., April 20, 1815; d. 
In St. Paul, Nov. 2, 1896. He was admitted to the bar in 1844; set- 
tled in St Paul in 1857. [124; 237 O*); 238 (Nov. 3, 1896*).] 

BnoBETON, Alokzo Jay, lawyer, b. in Rome, N, Y., June 7, 1827; d. 
ia Sioux Falls, 8. D., Aug. 9, 1896, He was graduated at Wesleyan 
University in 1850; came to Mantorville, Minn., in 1855, and was there 
admitted to tlie bar; served as captain in the Tenth Minnesota Regt., 
1862-4, and Id 1865 was brevetted brigadier generaJ. In 1S7S he re- 
moved to Kasson. He was a state senator in 1859, and again in 
1877-8. He was a TJ. S. senator by appointment from March to De- 
cember, 1881. [10; IS; 30; 49; 93A*; 115; 131; 237 (7*).] 

EufiEBTON, Ebastos Smith, banker, b. in Franklin, N. Y., Dec. 9, 
1816; d. In the same place, Apvil 13, 1893. He came to St. Paul in 
1853, and established one of the first banks in Minnesota; later organ- 
ized the Second National Bank of St. Paul, was its president many 
years, and was also connected with other banking institutions in this 
and other states [23- 28 VIH- 68; 93'; 94; 98*; 176 (April, 1886*); 
23S (April 17 1893) ] 

EnQettn)> Gbobcf Bfckfb lawjev, b. in Mantorville, Minn., June 11, 
1857 attended the Columbia Law School; was admitted to the bar in 
1S80 practiced ten years in Kasson; removed to St. Paul in 1890; 
was assistant attorney general of Minnesota, 1893-99. [22*; 25; 49.] 

Edmwds, Thomas Merrill Congregational clergyman, b. in Chelmsi 
ford Mass Jan 14 I'^SS was drowned in the Red river, Dec. 21, 1905, 
He was graduated at Darmouth College, 18S3, and Andover Seminary, 

1888 was pastor m Wadeca and other Minnesota towns, 18S9-1902; 
removed to Wahpeton N D [144.] 

EoQLisT Jo'^HiA A^nFBso^ educator, b. at KnoxviUe, III., April 16, 
1862 graduated at Augustana Tollege, Rock Island, 111., 1886, and 
studied later at the Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota; has 
been a professor in Ousfavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., since 

1889 [-A 148 169] 

Edsall, Samuel Cook, Episcopal bishop, b. in Dixon, Zll., March 4, 
1860; was admitted to the bar in 1882; commenced work as a lay 
missionary in Chicago in 1887; was ordained deacon in 1888, and 
priest the next year; was elected missionary bishop of North Dakota 
in 1898, and bishop coadjutor for Minnesota, 1901. After Bishop Whip- 
ple's death. In 1901, he succeeded him as bishop of this state. He 
resides ia Minneapolis. [17; 24; 152A*; 237 (16*).] 

EIdson', James C, lawyer, b. at Edson's Corners, Otsego county, N. 
Y., Feb. 25, 1825; came to Minnesota in 1860. and the next year set- 
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in the Fourth Minnesota Regt., and later as its colonel; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1878, and judge of the Eighth judicial 
district, ISSe-Sl. [18; 29; 30; 64*.] 

Edwards, Asdrew Webi.ey, M, E. clergyman, b. in Ontario, Canada, 
Aug. 1, 1847; d. in Denver, Colo., Nov. 6, 1897. He was graduated at 
Illinois Wesleyan University; was a member of the Minnesota con- 
ference, 1881-8, being pastor in Bralnerd, Crookston, St, Paul, and 
other places; removed to Colorado in 1889, [ISl*.] 

Edwards, Charles G., farmer, b. at Sodus Point, N, Y., in 1836; 
served in Ohio regiments in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 
1870; settled in Spring Valley; was a state senator in 1877 and 1887-9; 
was appointed collector of customs for the district of Minnesota in 
1889. [30; 52; 98*.] 

Edwards, Ci.emkxt STAMsr.Ars, lawyer, editor, b. in New York City, 
March 4, 1869; came to Albert Lea, Minn., in boyhood; was admitted 
to the bar in 1894, and settled at Albert Lea; editor of the Times 
Enterprise; was captain in the 12th Minnesota Regt. in the Spanish 
American war, 1898. [22*; 24; 25.] 

EnwAKDS, Elijah E., M. E. clergyman, h. in Delaware, Ohio, Jan. 
26, 1831; came to Minnesota, and was a professor in Hamline Univer- 
sity, Red Wing, 1857-9; was pastor at Taylor's Falls, 1860-2; chaplain 
of the Seventh Minnesota Regt,, in the civil war; after 1885 was again 
pastor at Taylor's Falls; was president of the Colorado State Agri- 
cultural College. [41*; 130*.] 

EnwAKns, Isaac Brooks, merchant, b. in North Carolina in 1804; d. 
in Watertown, Carver county, Minn,, April, 1S62, He came to Min- 
nesota in 1855, settling in Minneapolis, and after 18S9 engaged in 
general mercantile business In Watertown. [32; 85.] 

Edwards, Mal'rre Dwioht, clergyman, b. in Pittsburg, Pa., April 
29, 1847; was graduated at Hamilton College, 1870. and Auburn The- 
ological Seminary, 1874; settled in St. Paul the same year, and has 
since been continuously pastor of the Dayton Avenue Presbyterian 
church. [24; 25; 68.] 

Edwards, Moyle, h. in Wisconsin; came to Minnesota in 1880, set- 
tling In Fergus Falls; removed to Breckenridge, and is editor of the 
Wilkin County Gazette; a representative In the legislature, 1911. 
[30*,] 

EnwARiis, William Ciulmehs, b. in Virgil, N. Y„ Aug. 23, 1846; d. 
May 28, 1910. He engaged extensively in lumber business, residing In 
Kansas, 1870-83, and later in St. Paul, Minn.; principal donor of Ed- 
wards Hall, Macalester College, 1904. [24; 25; 93A*.] 

Edwards, William R., journalist, b. in Palmyra, Ohio, In 1840; was 
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cipal of the public schools in Faribault, Minn.; was superintendent oC 
schools for Lyon county, 18SS-9; afterward published the Tracy Re- 
publican. [171*: 238 (Dec. 13. 1893*).] 

BrFEBTZ, Peter, b. in Prussia in 1845; came to the United States in 
1864, settling in Minnesota; built in 1S72 the first house in Norwood, 
Carver county; kept a hotel, and owned land adjoining the village; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1907. [30*; 32.] 

EoAN, James Joseph, judge, b. in Ireland, September, 1842; d. in St. 
Paul, Jan. 9, 1911. He came ,to the United States -with his parents in 
1848, and to Minnesota in 1857; served In the Indian war of 1862, and 
later was lieutenant in the First Minnesota heavy artillery; resided 
in Duluth, lSfi9-77, and afterward in St. Paul; was a representative in 
the legislature, 1869 and 1875; was county attorney of Ramsey county 
eleven years; was Judge in the Second judicial district, 1891-97. [30; 
93; 94; 121; 237 (67*).] 

Eqait, Mabtin Joseph. R. C. priest, b. near Cottage Grove, Minn., 
Oct. 27. 1856; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 1, 1908. He was educated at St. 
Thomas College. St, Paul; was ordained priest in 1891; was pastor 
in Minneapolis and other places, being at Lakeville and Parmington 
after 1904. [146.] 

EoB, James H., b. at Pine Grove Furnace, Pa., March 20, 1844; 
served in the 93rd Illinois Regt. In the civil war; settled in Minne- 
apolis in 1869, and has engaged in stock and real estate business; was 
sheriff of Hennepin county, 1889-93; sergeant-at-arms of the state 
Bonate, 1907-11. [30*; 90."] 

Eboen, Johannes Mcelleh, Lutheran clergyman, b. near Trondhjem, 
Norway, April 20, 1841; came to the United States in 1865; was grad- 
uated in theology at Augustana College the next year; was pastor in 
Mower county, Minn., after 1882; author of several religious books. 
[169.] 

Bggleston, Benjamin Osro, artist, b. in Belvidere, Minn., Jan. 22, 
1867; resided in Minneapolis three years; settled in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
in 1890, where he became a well known painter. [3*.] 

Egglbstob, EnwAKn, M. E. clergyman and author, b. in Vevay, Ind., 
Dec. 10, 1837; d. at Joshua's Rock, N. Y„ Sept. 4, 1902. Delicate 
health prevented his receiving a college education, and led him to 
seek the climate of Minnesota in 1856. He was agent for the Bible 
Society in this state, and held pastorates during nine years at St. 
Peter, St, Paul, Stillwater, and Winona; later lived at Joshua's Rock, 
Lake George, N. Y.; author of many books of fiction, essays, and his- 
tory. [1; 3*; 17; 237 (19*).] 

Egleston, Marvin, merchant, b. in Floyd, N. Y.; served in the 146th 
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Minnesota, and after 1S71 engaged in mercantile business with his 
brother, D. J. Egleston, in Wykoffi; was a representative in the leg- 
islature. 1871-2. [52.] 

EicHHORS, Edmund, b. in Boehlen, Germany, Aug. IB, 1825; earae to 
the United States In 1848, and to Minnesota in 1857; was a grocer In 
Hastings sixteen years; was register of deeds of Dakota county; re- 
moved to Minneapolis in 1873, and engaged fn real estate, loaning, 
and insurance business. [84*; 85A.1 

EKiESBHOQT, CiiABLKs, farmer, b. in Germany in 1840; came to Min- 
nesota in 1858; resided at Richland; was a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1897. [30.] 

EiKEN, Anohew, b. in Houston county, Minn., April 27, 1S60; set- 
tied in Crookston, Minn., in 1881, and engaged in mercantile business; 
was register of deeds of Polk county, 1887-9). [35.] 

BisEMiit>-fiER, Loris, b. in Wittenberg, Germany, June 16, 1838; d. 
in St, Paul, March 9, 1901. He carae to the United States in 1852, and 
to Minnesota in 1S58; served In the Sixth Minnesota Regt. in the In- 
dian and civil wars; resided in St. Paul, aniJ after 1869 engaged in 
the meat business. [93A; 237 (14).] 

Ekbahl, Charles, farmer and merchant, b. in Smaland, Sweden, 
Sept, 22, 1829; carae to tbe United States in 1854, settling in Wash- 
ington county, Minn.; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; was a repTesentatlve in the legislature in 18T4; postmaster a.t 
Otisviile since 1888. [24; 169.] 

Ekjian, Cari., journalist, b. in Vexio, Sweden, Oct. 25, 18B1; came 
to the United States in 1879, settling in St. Paul; engaged in mer- 
cantile business, and after 1893 in newspaper work; became general 
manager of the Svenska Folkets Tidniug, Minneapolis, in 1899. [1G9; 
169A.] 

Ekman, O. B., b. in Sweden in 1865; came to Minnesota in 1S83; 
resides in War Road, Roseau county, and deals In real estate; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1903 and 1905. [30*.] 

Eldbed, C. J. C, b. ia Rensselaer county, N. Y., March 23, 1827; came 
to Minnesota in 1856; settled in Sparta, Chippewa county, ten years 
later; was the first register of deeds of the county. [32.] 

Ex-DBtDoe, Abiel, pioneer, b. in Hartford, Vt., June 10, 1815; came to 
Stillwater, Minn., in 1848; engaged in carpenter work, and after 1S62 
owned a book and stationery store. [41.] 

ELoamGE, Mrs. Sakaw L. .Trim, b. in 1802; d. iu Stillwater, Minn., 
Oct. 12, 1886. She married Ariel Eldridge in 1849; taught the first 
school in Stillwater. [41.] 

Elfelt, Abbam S., merchant, b. in Pennsylvania, March 10, 1827; d. 
in St. Paul, April 4, 1888. He settled in St. Paul in 1850; engaged in 
mercantile business eighteen years, and later was occupied with real 
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ELPEtT Charles T> merchant b m Miilerstown Pa Aug 29 1838 
d m St Paul April 28 1899 He settled m St Paul in 1849 and en 
gaged in the wholesale dry goods business many years [28 IX 41 
237 (9) 238 (April 28 1899) ] 

EuTMAN Akthuk Hi,go b m Prescott Wis March 28 1872 was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota 1892 was an assistant on 
the Geological Survey of this state 1892 7 later engaged m mining 
engineering resides in Tonopah Nevada [7A ] 

Els Charles b in Sweden Feb 8 1859 came to the United States 
settled in Fergus Pails Minn after 1887 was proprietor o£ the ma 
chine and boiler works there [35 ] 

Elias James E miller b in Fulton county N V Aug 10 1834 
settled m Milton Dodge county Minn in 1876 and purchased the 
Milton mill [49 ] 

EuASotj AooLPH Oscar banl^er b in Montevideo Minn May 26 
1873 was graduated at the University of Minnesota 1896 and Har 
vard University 1897 engaged with his father m banking and in 
other lines of business in Montevideo [241 ] 

Ei-iASOT GusTAv b m Norway in 1848 led a seafaring life several 
years came to the United States in 1871 settled in Motttevid«o 
Minn the nest year engaged in lumber business and real estate 
and in 1878 established the Bank of Montevideo which he still con 
ducts [33 169 341 ] 

EiiBR Homer C lawyer b m Mishawalia Ind July 9 1845 d in 
St Paul Nov 3 1896 He was a miisician in the 29th Indiana Regt 
during the civil war was graduated m law at the University of Michi 
gan 18S8 and settled the next year in St Paul [22* 93 98* 137* 
237 (9) 238 (Nov 4 1896') 1 

ElJ:.EETSo^ N F b m Norway June 30 1S37 came to the United 
States when sis years old settled in Norway township Fillmore 
county Mmn in 1856 was a representative in the legislature in 1875 
and 1879 ['lO ] 

Elijngson Cheistopher b m Rock county Wis in 185a came to 
Minnesota the next year settled in Minneapolis m 1874 and engaged 
m livery and undertaking business was a representative in the leg 
islature m 1895 [30 169 ] 

BiiiNosON Ole J b m Norway Jan 26 1S25 came to the United 
States m 1853 settled in Freeborn county Mmn three years later 
was county treasurer 1859 61 served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt 
in the civil war engaged m farming in Albert Lea after 1864 [53 ] 

ELLidasoN Sevfh farmer b in Norway in 1839 came to the United 
States with his parents in 1850 and to Minnesota in 1856 served in 
the Third Iowa Regt in the civil war settled in 1868 in Blooming 
ton where he was postmaster twenty years was a representative in 
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Elliott, Adoli-iur Fit/, physician, b. in Corinna, Maine, in 1836; 
d. in Minneapolis, April 26, 1901. He settled In Minneapolis in 1855; 
served In the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was one of the 
founders, and the first president, of the Minnesota Academy of Natural 
Sciences. From the bequest of his widow, Elliott Hospital of the 
University of Minnesota was founded, 1911. [84»; 127B; 237 (14*).] 

Elliott, Ciiables Blkkk. jurist, b. near Chester Hill, Ohio, Jan. 6, 
1861; was graduated in law at the "University of Iowa. 1881; came to 
Minnesota in 1884, settling in Minneapolis; was Judge in the Fourth 
judicial district, 1894-1905; associate justice of tUe Supreme Court of 
Minnesota,, 1906-09, and later of the Philippine Islands; author of 
books and m^azlne articles on law. [17; 20; 22*; 24; 25; 26'; 30*; 
127 (12*); 127B; 137*.] 

Elliott, Howard, b. in New York, Dec. 6, 1860; was graduated at 
Harvard University. 188]; engaged in railway service; since 1903 
president of the Northern Pacific railway, residing in St. Paul, [17; 
24; 25.] 

Elliot, Jaioii Smiti[, physician, b. in Northwood, N. H., Aug. 10, 
1808; settled in Minneapolis in 1855; bought a claim which was after- 
ward platted as Elliot's Addition to Minneapolis; was interested In 
the water power of St. Anthony Falls; removed to California in 1876, 
The site of Elliot Park was donated by him to the city and named in 
his honor. [84*; 85.] 

Elliott, Julh's W., pioneer, b. in Vermont in 1822; d. in Missouri 
in 1876. He organized a company who came to Minnesota in 1S53, 
being among the earliest settlers in Fillmore county; platted the vil- 
lage of Elliota on his claim in Canton township; removed to Missouri 
in ISTl. [52.] 

Elliott, Wasiiimitox Stekllxi;, b. in Dixonburg, Pa,, in 1848; came 
to Minnesota in 1864; engaged in farming and In railway work; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1893; resided in Minneapolis. 
[30.] 

Elliot, Wyma.v, horticulturist, b. in Corinna, Maine, May 19, 1834; 
came to Minnesota in 1854; established a market garden near Minne- 
apolis, which, as the city grew, was platted and sold as an addition 
to the city, [20*; 84*; 1G6 (1896*); 166A'.] 

Ellis, Roiiekt S., evangelist, died in Minneapolis, Feb. fi, 1904. He 
entered the ministry of the Methodist church in 1S59; served in the 
Union army in tiie civil war, and lost his eyesight; was a Street 
preacher and mission worker in Minneapolis. [237 (35*).] 

Ellis, Salatmiel, artist, h. in Windsor county, Vt., Nov. 13, 1803; 
d. in San Jose, Cal., Oct. 28, 1879. He settled on a farm in Milton, 
Dodge county, Mlnu., in 1858. He was a sculptor of note, having 
made bronze medals for the government, and a colossal bronze statue 
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Ellison, Smith, pioneer, b. in Madison county, 111., March 15, 1823; 
d. in St. Paul, Sept. 28, 1S99. He settled in Minnesota, on the St. 
Croix river, in 1844; engaged in lumbering, and later in m-ercantile 
business and banking; was a representative in tbe state legislature in 
18G6. (IS; 27*; 41*; leT (Oct. 6, 1899); 337 (2, 11).] 

Elmquist, Charles E., lawyer, b. in Osceola, Wis., Jan., 1872; came 
to Minnesota when fourteen years of age; learned tie printer's trade; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1898; r-eaided in Rush 
City; was attorney for Ciisigo county 1900 IflOS iias "^tate Railroad 
Commiasioner since 1908 tSO* ] 

Elmquist, Johs G., merchant b in Swede i m 1849 came to the 
United States in 1869, and settled in Minnesota the oame jear resided 
in St. Paul; was a representative m the legislatuie IBS" 9 [30 9«* 
100; 169.] 

Elwakd, John H., inventor b in Providence R I Feb 22 1S39 
was first lieutenant, and afterward major in an Illinois regiment in 
the civil war; resided in Stillwater Mmn invented iraiortant farm 
machinery, including the Elward harvester manufactured b> the St 
Paul Harvester Works. [40 ] 

Blwell, James T., b. in Ramsey counts Minn Juh i lbo5 studied 
In Carleton College; settled in Minneapolis ind engaged in manutac 
turing; platted Elwell'a Addition to Minneipoli'J in l&'i2 bu It many 
houses, and dealt in real estate was a repiesenfatUe in the legisla 
ture, 1899, and a state senator since 1W7 124 30* 43* 85A* 90* 
137A*.] 

Ely, Edmund F., missionary, b. in Wilbraham, Mass., Aug. 3, 1809; 
d. in Santa Rosa, Ca!., Aug. 29, 1882. He came to Minnesota in 1832, > 
under the auspices of the American Board of Foreign Missions, and 
located at Sandy lake. In 1839 the mission station was removed to 
Pokegania. He afterward lived in St. Paul, and in a suburb of Du- 
luth. The town of Ely, Minn., is named for him. [28, iX; 31A; 131.] 

Ely, Edward, Baptist clergyman, b. in Upper Middletown, Conn., 
Sept. 17, 1812; was graduated at Madison University, Hamilton, N. Y.; 
settled in Winona, Minn., in 1852; was the first minister there, but 
later engaged in mercantile business, insurance, and real estate. [76.] 

Emerson, E. H., farmer, b. in Norway in 1850; came to Minnesota 
in 1855; was register of deeds in Dodge county four years; resides in 
West Concord; was a representative in the legislature iE 1899 and 
1907. [30*.] 

Emerson, Johi^ 0., farmer, b. in Indiana in 1.S45; came to Minne- 
sota in 1874, and settled near Perham; was a representative in the 
state legislature in 1897. [30,] 

Emery, G. D„ lawyer, b. in Northlield, Mine, Dec. 26, 1855; was the 
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was attorney of Le Sueur county, 18T9-81, and then settled in Hen- 
derson. [32.] 

Emery, John G., b. in Orono, Maine, May 20, 1828; d. in Minneapolis, 
March, 1893. He engaged in lumbering and tbe maaufacture and sale 
of sawmill machinery in Wisconsin and Michigan; settled in Minne- 
apolis in 1887, where he established the Minnesota Granite and Polish- 
ing Co. [IST (March 17, 1893).] 

Bmeey, Sixjan M., b. in Columbus, Texas, in 1848; settled in Lake 
City, Minn., in 1871; was vice president of the Lake City Bank, 1873-9, 
and afterward a member of the Jewell Nursery company; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1873. [74.] 

Emmel, Henry J,, farmer, b. in Cumberland, Md., March 17, 1841; 
came to Minnesota In 1856; engaged in mercantile business at Spring 
Hill, Stearns county; was a representative in the legislature In 1878, 
and in 1909. [30*.] 

Emmett, Lafayette, jurist, b. in Mount Vernon, Ohio, May 8, 1822; 
d. in Santa Fe, N. M., Aug. 11, 1906. He came to Minnesota in 1851, 
settling in St. Paul; was attorney general of the territory, 1853-8, and 
chief justice ot the supreme court of the state, 1858-65; he removed 
to Faribault In 1872, and later to Ortonville; resided in Las Vegas, 
New Mexico, after 1885. [69; 93; 94; 136; 168 (April, 1892*); 237 
(43). 1 

Emmoss, H. G., pioneer, b. in Norway, Oct. IG, 1S2S; came to the 
United States in 1850, and to Minnesota in 1856; settled in Nunda, 
Freeborn county; was a representative in the legislature in 1877-8. 
[30; 53,1 

Bm.mo.ns, Wji.L!A.\i Hahvey, b. in Mexico, Mo., Feb. 1, 1876; was 
graduated at Central College, Mo., 1897; studied at the University ot 
Chicago, 1901-4; lecturer and associate professor of geology there, 
1907-11; assistant on the XT. 8. Geological Survey since 1904; professor 
of geology in the University of Minnesota since 1911. [7A.] 

Endeeson, Gum, b. in Hugen, Norway, March 26. 1813; d. in Dovre, 
Minn., June 20, 1881. She came with her husband, Lars Endreson, to 
Kandiyohi county, Minn., in 1857. At the time of the Indian outbreak. 
In 1862, her husband and a son were massacred, but she displayed 
great courage, rescuing three wounded men, and finally escaping to 
safety with them. [63*; 237 (49).] 

Enobebg, Haks, banker, b. in Halsingland, Sweden, July 10, 1853; 
came to the United States in 1869, and to Isanti county, Minn., the 
same year; was county auditor, 1878-88; engaged In banking after 
1892, being president of the First National Bank of Cambridge after 
1906. [25; 169A*.] 

EsGEL, Jacob CuHisTHi^ Herman, lawyer, b. in Indianapoiia, Ind,, 
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business, 187S-8S; was admitted to the bar in 1889; was judge of pro- 
bate, 1891-9; removed to Duluth in 1906, as register of the U. S. land 
office. [24; 25; *3».} 

Engel, Julius, Lutheran clergyman, b. April 24, 1869, a«ar I-odz, 
Russia; came to the United States in 1SS8; was graduated at the Mar- 
tin Luther College, New Ulm, Minn., 1892; was pastor at Montrose, 
Wright comity, Minn., after 1895, and at Wellington, Renville county, 
since 1902. [14S.] 

BNeet, Peteh, R. C. abbot, b. in St. Nicholas, Wis., Feb. 3, 18B6; was 
graduated at St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn., 1S79; entered 
the order of St. Benedict; abbot of St. John's Abbey since 1895. [17; 
24; 132 (Sept., 189B*),] 

Enoelbest, Ehic M., merchant and farmer, b. in Dalsland, Sweden, 
April 22, 1859; cajne with his parents to the United States in 1863, 
and to Minnesota the same year; resided in Wlnthrop; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature In 1891, and in the same year removed to 
Kennedy, Kittson county, [37*; 38*; 169.3 

Ekgleb, Joh:j F., b. in Chanhassen, Carver county. Minn,, Nov, 23, 
1855; d. in Chasiia, Nov. 13, 1903. He was judge of probate after 1898. 
[237 (35*).] 

Englund, H. J., physician, b. in Anderasen, Sweden, Dec. 7, 1856; 
came to the United States in 1S66, and to Cambridge, Minn., the same 
year; was graduated at Bennett College, Chicago, in 1888; and after, 
ward practiced medicine in Cambridge. [44*; 169.] 

E NO STROM, Auei^aTus EmcsoK, educator, b. in Sweden, March 22, 
1851; d. in Cannon Falls, Minn., Oct. 13, 1899. He came to the United 
States when eighteen years old, settHng in Goodhue county, Minn.; 
was graduated at Carleton College, 1S78; taught In Cannon Falls, and 
after 1881 was county superintendent of schools. [80*; 169; 177 
(Nov., 1899*).] 

Enmbqahbowh, John Johnson, Episcopal clergyman, an Indian, b. 
in Canada, about 1812; d. at White Earth, Minn., June 12, 1902. Dur- 
ing fifty years he was an interpreter for the mission of the Episcopal 
church among the Ojibways; was ordained deacon in Faribault in 
1859, and later was ordained priest; removed with the tribe to White 
Earth in 1868. [152A*; 237 {19. 21').] 

Ensign, Josiah Davis, judge, b. in Erie county, N, Y.. May 14. 1833; 
was admitted to the bar in Ohio, 1S57; came to Minnesota in 1868, 
and settled in Duluth, 1870; has been judge in the Eleventh judicial 
district since 1889. [23; 24; 25; 30; 31A*; 137.) 

Epple, Valentine, b, in Germany, Feb. 13, 1830; d. in Delano, Minn., 
March 27, 1904. He came to the United States in 1S51; settled in St. 
Paul in 1856; removed to Delano. Minn,, in 1869. and engaged in the 
dry goods business; was a representative in the legislature in 1873. 
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Brb, Ckklstian, pioneer, b. in Alsace, F^anI^e, March 18, 1S29; d. in 
Faribault, Minn., Mai'ch 20, 3908. He came to the ITnited States in 
1840, and to Minnesota in 1S55; lired in Wbeeling township. Rice 
county, and after 1867 In Cannon City; removed to Faribault In 1S95; 
was a representative in tlie legislature in 1S68. [237 (4S).l 

EHnAHL, A11SAIJ3M, b. in Norway, Dec. IS, 1858; came with his par- 
ents to Minnesota when six years old; owned a farm in Faribault 
county; was register of deeds 1S91-97. [39.] 

EBDAnr., GiJi.r.iK M., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway, Oct, 5, 1840; 
came to the United States in 1847; was graduated at Luther College, 
1866, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 18Sfl; since 1875 
minister for congregations in Grant county, Minn. [148.] 

Ehihiaxx, CirARtES A>.'nHi.::\T, physician, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 
3, 1866; was graduated at the University ot Wisconsin, and in medi- 
cine at the University of Minnesota in 1893; has been professor of 
anatomy there since 1897. [85A; I27A*, B.] 

EmcKSON, Edwahu L., b. at St. Peter, Minn., Aug. 25, 1872; was 
graduated at Gustavus Adolphus College, 1895; clerk in the state treas- 
ury department since 1901; appointed deputy state treasurer, 1910. 
[30*.] 

Ebii^ksos, Elleko, farmer, b. in Vik in Sogne, Norway, Oct. 7, 1835; 
came to the United States in 1854, and to Minnesota in 1860; served 
in the 15th Wisconsin Regt. in the civit war; settled at Albert Lea; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1889-91. [30; 169; 237 
(38*).] 

Ehicksok, Ebick O., farmer, b. in Norway in 1852; came to Minne- 
sota In 1868; settled in Watson, Chippewa county; was a represent- 
ative In the legislature, 1885, and a state senator, 1891-3. [30; 169.] 

EaifKSON, Frank, b. in Norway in 1839; came to the United States 
In 1868, settling in Minnesota; engaged in mercantile business at 
Lanesboro; was a representative in the legislature in 1877. [30; 169.] 
EaicKSON, J. L., banker, b. in Dalsland, Sweden, In 1858; came to 
the United States in 1865, and to Goodhue county, Minn., the same 
year; removed to Clinton in 1888, and engaged in banking and real 
estate business. With his brother, John H., he purchased and platted 
the townslte of Clinton in 1886. [38.] 

EKicKso:t, Oi-E W., farmer, h. In Sweden, Sept. JO, 1836; came to 
the United States in 1854, settling in Marine, Washington county, 
Minn.; was a representative in the legislature, IS76-7. [30; 169.] 

Ebicson, Esic, educator, b. in JeHersoii county. Wis., in 1844; served 
in the army in the civil war; settled in Renville county, Minn., in 
1872; was county auditor, 18T2-8, and county superintendent of schools, 
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Ebicson, Gustav, b. in Hadeland, Norway, in 1849; owned a farm at 
Canby, Minn., after 18TG; was surveyor of Lac qui Parle county two 
years; was a representative in the legislature in 1903-5. [30*.] 

EaicsoN, William M., lawyer, b. in Red Wing, Minn., July IB, 1880; 
was admitted to the bar In 1906; county attorney of Goodhue county 
since 1907. E&6; 169A.*] 

Eekst, Henbt, educator, b. May 17, 1S42, in Germany; came to the 
United States in 1859; was graduated at Concordia College, Fort 
Wayne, Ind., 1863, and Concordia Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 
Mo., 1865; was pastor in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana; has been 
professor and president of Luther Seminary, Lake Phalen, St. Paul, 
since 1SS5. [17; 34; 148.] 

Ebwin, William Wallis, lawyer, b, in Brwin, N. Y., July 12, 1842; 
d. in Miami, Fla., Sept. 12, 1908. He served in the 74th New York 
Best in the civil war, until ill health compelled him to resign; was 
admitted to the bar in 1S64; settled in St. Paul in 1870, and rapidly 
attained prominence as a lawyer, especially in the defense of those 
accused of crimes. He removed to Minneapolis in 1899, and to Florida 
a few years later. [20*; 68; 69;" 93*; 237 (51*).] 

Escn, Michael, b. in Prim, Prussia, in 1836; d. in St. Panl, July 
10, 1873. He was in his second term as city treasurer of St. Paul at 
the time of his death. [238 (July 12. 1873).] 

Espy, John, lawyer, b. in Naaticoke, Luzerne county, Pa., Sept. 21, 
1842; served in the First Iowa Regt. in the civil war; was graduated 
at the Albany Law School, 1866; practiced in Wilkes-Barre. Pa., 1866- 
78; came to Minnesota in 1S79, settling in St. Paul, where he prac- 
ticed law and built several business blocks. [20*; 24; 25; 27*; 93*; 
93A»; 137*.] 

BssiG, Jacob, farmer, b. in Illinois, May 16, 1853; came when twelve 
years old witli his parents to New Ulm, Minn.; resided in Miiford, 
Brown county, after 18S0. He invented a grain separator and pat- 
ented it in 1878. [32.5 

EsTABBoOK, Georoe M., d. lu Newport, Minn., Aug. 6, 1900, being over 
eighty years of age. He came to Minnesota before 1850; engaged in 
lumbering at Stillwater; settled in Newport in 1874; was an expert 
millwright, and constructed several large dams on the Mississippi and 
St Croix rivers. [237 (11).] 

BsTBY, H. C, merchant, b. in Norway in 1857; came to Minnesota in 
1872; resided near Cyrus, Pope county; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1899. [30; 67.] 

EsTEELEY, Geohge W., manufacturer, b. near Whitewater, Wis., April 
25, 1842; established the plant of the Minneapolis-Esterly Harvester 
Company in 1892 at St. Louis Park, and engaged in the manufacture 
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EsTES, "William R., b. near Princeton, Jnd., March 4, 1S52; cam* 
with his parents to Minnesota in 1S67; was a representative in the 
legislature. 18S7-9; was appointetl United States consul in Jamaica in 
1890, and afterward was consul in Hamburg, Germany. After 1897 
he owned and conducted the Madella Messenger. [26* ; 30.] 

EsTRBM, OLE, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway, Dec. 18, 1835; came 
to the United States in 1857; was graduated at Concordia Seminary, 
St. Louis, Mo., 1867; was pastor in Wilimar, Grove City, and Atwater, 
Minn., 1877-1902 ;' removed to Waco, Texas, in 1904. [148.] 

EuSTis, J. Maoe, pioneer, b. in Oxford county, Maine. Dec. 15, 1827; 
d. in Minneapolis, Oct. 31, 1898. He settled in Minneapolis in 1857: 
buiit the Nicollet hotel; during the civil war bad the contract for 
feeding Minnesota soldiers; also engaged in lumber and real estate 
business. [58; 237 (9).] 

EuSTiS, Wabmn C. physician, b. in Kingfield, Me,, June 3, 1846; 
came with bis parents to Minnesota in 1854; was graduated in the 
first class from the State University, 1873, and at Bellevue Medical 
College, 1877; settled in Farmington, Minn., the same year, and later 
removed to Owatonna. [24; 48.] 

EusTis, WiiiiAM Henby, lawyer, b. in Jefferson county, N. Y.. July 
17, 1847; was graduated at Wesleyan University, 1873, and Columbian 
Law School, 1874; came to Minnesota in 1881, settling in Minne- 
apolis, and engaged in law practice; was mayor In 1893. [3*; 17; 
19*; 20*; 23*; 24; 25; 26*; 27*; 84*; 85A*.] 

EusTEOM, Hass, b. in Trane, Sweden, Jan. 25, 1833; came to the 
United States in 18B1, and to Minnesota in 1857; served in the army 
in the civil war, attaining the rank of captain; settled in Hallock in 
1879; was county auditor eight years, and was land agent for the 
Great Northern railway. [169.] 

Eva, Freiiebtck W., b. in Cornwall, Bng„ April 19, 1860; came to 
Minnesota in 1883, and engaged in grain business; was chief inspector 
of grain for Minnesota after 1902; resides in St. Paul. [30*; 237 
(36*).] 

Evans, David C, b. !n Wales, April 28, 1820; d. in Los Angeles, Cal., 
Jan. 5, 1910. He came to the United States in 1836; settled in Blue 
Earth county, Minn,, in 1853; was a state senator in 1859; served as 
brigadier general of militia in tlie Indian war, 1862; resided in Man- 
kato and was county treasurer after 1874. [32; 171; 337 (56).] 

Evans, David Epwabd Presbyterian clergyman, b. near Osbkosh, 
Wis,, March 1, 185'^ was graduated from the college at Rlpon, Wis., 
in 1877, and from Lane Theological Semmarv, Cmcinnati, Ohio, in 
1882; was pastor m Litchfield, Minn, and in Minneapolis. [171*.] 

Evans, E, P., b. m Stiatfoid county, N H in 1S17; came to Garden 
City, Minn., in 1856, engaged in mercantile business and milhng; was 
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Evans, Geohge L., b. in Berlin, Wia., in 1857; d. at Redwood Falls, 
Minn,, Dec. 5, 1909. He came to Minnesota in 1878, and settled at 
Redwood Falls in 1880; was register of deeds in Redwood county, 
1881-96; and judge of probate after 1900. [32; 337 (56*).] 

Evans, Joshua Thomas, h. near Cambria, Wis.. Jan. IS, 1861; was 
graduated at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, In 1888; the 
same year settled in Minneapolis, as district superintendent for the 
American Bible Society. [171*.] 

Evans, Louis A., lawyer, b. near Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 3, 1S22; 
d. in St. Cloud, Minn., June 18, 1897. He came to St. Cloud in 1856; 
was clerk of the district court twelve years, and was editor of the 
St. Cioud Times several years; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1865, and a state senator in 1867. [18: 22«; 31; 41; 237 (9).] 

EvAss, Maroabet J., educator, b. in Utica, N. Y,, Jan. 9, 1843; was 
graduated at Lawrence College, Appleton, Wis., in 18S9; became con- 
nected with Carieton College, NorthfieJd, Minn,, in 1874, as principal 
of the iadies' department and preceptress; later was dean of the 
women's department until 1908; was president of the Minnesota Fed- 
eration of Women's Clubs, 1896-9. [17; 128 (1); 171*; 237 (15).] 

Evans, Owen J., physician, b. in Oneida county, N. Y., Feb. 5, 1840; 
was graduated at Albany Medical College, 1862; was surgeon in the 
40th N. Y. Regt. in the civil war; settled in Minneapolis in 1865; was 
a representative in the legislature two terms. [58; 84; 171.] 

EvANH, Robert Gebsap, lawyer, b. in Troy, Ind., March 18, 1854; d. 
in Minneapolis, Aug. 25, 1901. He was admitted to the bar In 1876; 
came fo Minnesota in 1884, settling In Minneapolis. He was appointed 
U, S. district attorney for Minnesota by President McKinley. [22*; 
36*; 90*; 171*; 237 (14*).] 

Evb:<soi\. CnttiSToF, b. in Norway. Jan. 1, 1823; came to the United 
States in 1851, and to Minnesota in 1S57; owned a farm in Houston; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1878. [30, J 

BvENSoK, Even, farmer, b. in Norway in 1844; d. near Litchfield, 
Minn., Jan. 27, 1911. He came to the United States in 1857; settled 
in Meeker county, Minn., in 1860; served in the Second Minnesota 
cavalry In the civil and Indian wars; resided at Greenleaf; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1887-9. [30; 65*; 169, 237 (67).] 

EvEBDELi, LvMAK B., lawyer, b. in Oneida county, N. Y., June 36, 
1843; d. in Breckenridge, Minn., Sept, 11, 1904. He served in the 
First Wisconsin Reg(., 1861-3, and was afterward captain in the 35th 
Begt.; was graduated at Ripon College, Wis,, in 1868; engaged in 
teaching and journalism; was admitted to the bar in 1876; settled in 
Breclienridge, Minn., in 1879; was county attorney, lSSl-2. [35; 121.] 

EituLTT, Mahloa R., banker and lawyer, b. in Ohio in 1843; caine 
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schools in Le Sueur county nine yeafs, anil oounty attorney six years; 
was a state senator, 1S99-1905. [30.] 

EvEBETT, RiTTE!? Hoi'SE, farmer, b. in Champaign county, 111.. Feb. 
n, 1833; came to Minnesota in 185B, settling in Cleveland, Le Sueur 
county; served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1S69. [32; 166A.*] 

EvEEETT, Wir.i.iA.\(, miller, b. in Sussex county, N. J., July 6, 1829; 
came to Minnesota in 1859, settling near Lake Shetek. His family 
were all murdered or captured at the beginning of the Sioux outbreak, 
1862, and he was badly wounded; removed to Waseca in 18tl7, and 
was half owner of the Waseca City Roller Mill. [75*.] 

EvEBHABLi, John Jacob, physician, h. in Doylestown, Ohio, Nov. 25, 
1829; was graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, In 1856; set- 
tled in Mantorville, Minn., in 1860; removed to Kasson in 1874. [49.] 
Everts,. T. H,. physician, b. in Indiana in 1835; studied medicine 
at the Universities of Michigan and Iowa; came to Minnesota in 1856, 
settling in Rushford; was a state senator in 1873. [30.1 

Ev.iEX, Joii:« OuiK, educator, h. in Calumet, Mich., Dec, 13, 1874; 
was graduated at Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, 1895 ; studied 
theology, 1895-98; studied in Leipzig, Germany. 1898-1902; professor 
of theology at the United Lutheran Church Theological Seminary in 
St. Paul, 1903-05, and professor of theology in Augsburg Seminary, 
Minneapolis, since 1909. [17; 148,] 

ExNER, Pbanz Freiikbick, b. in Silesia, Austria, March 23, 186S; was 
graduated at Carleton College, Northfield, Minn., 1895; taught in the 
high school at Madelia, 1895-8; professor of chemistry in Carleton 
College since 1903. [7A.] 

BvKE, D. E. merchant, b. in England; came to the United States 
with his parents when a child; settled in Hastings, Minn., in 1857; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1872-4. [48.] 

EYKicn, G. M., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Germany in 1850; came to 
the United States in 1871; was graduated at Concordia College, St. 
Louis; was ordained in St. Paul in 1873; was pastor at Le Sueur after 
1879. [32.] 

Fabeb, George M,, merchant, b. in Ijebanon county, Pa., Dec. 14, 
1827; came to Minnesota in 1867, and settled In Fergus Falls in 1870. 
Lake Alice in that city is named for his daughter. [35,] 

Fabeb, Nicholas, merchant, b. in Luxemburg, Germany, May 24, 1840; 
came to the United States, and to Minnesota in 1852; served in the 
Northern army in the civil war; opened a store in Champlin, Henne- 
pin county, in 1866 ; was postmaster there eighteen years. [43; 60.] 

Faber, Paul, b. in Germany in 1827; came to the United States; 
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ber of the state constitutional convention, 18B7; and a representative 
In tie legislature. 1869-70. [94,] 

Packi*:b, JonAKKEa, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Bavaria, Dec. 23, 
1852; came to tte United States in 1S72; was graduated at Concordia 
College, Springfield, 111., in 1876; was ordained a minister in Maple 
Grove and Corcoran, Hennepin county, in 1876, where he has since 
been pastor. [148,] 

Faddis, W. a., educator, b. near Bnon Valley, Pa., Feb. 12, 1827; 
engaged in teaching In several states; came to Minnesota in 1865, 
and two years later settled in St. Paul as principal of the St. Paul 
Business College. [68; 97.] 

FAiitiESTOCK, EmvAEii Geohre, b. in Gettysburg, Pa., Oct. 3, 1829; d. 
in Minneapolis, Dec. 10, 1907. He was graduated at the College of 
Pennsylvania, 1847, and in medicine, 1850; served in the civil war, 
attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; resided in South Dakota 
several years; settled in Minneapolis in 1S94. and was assistant sec- 
retary of the Retail Lumbermen's Insurance Association. [121; 167 
(Dec. 13, 1907*).] 

Faisbakk, D. C, farmer, b. in Pennsylvania, July i, 1839; came to 
Minnesota in 1873; resided in Dodge Center; was a representative in 
the legislature in 3879. [30.J 

Faiebakks, John.H., b. Jn Champlain, N. ¥., In 1802; d. at White 
Earth, Minn., April 22, 1880. He entered the employ of the American 
Fur Company in 1818, and was engaged as an Indian trader for them, 
chiefly in the region of Leech lalie, for sixty years, until the business 
of the company was closed. [237 (1); 238 (April 23, 18S0).] 

Fairbanks, Robert, b. at Sandy Lake, Minn., Sept. 21, 182&; d. in 
April, 1901, at White Earth, Minn. He was educated at Fredonia, N. 
Y.; settled at Crow Wing in 1S51; removed to White Earth in 1868; 
engaged in mercantile business. [44; 237 (14).] 

FAIBCHII.D, Edward Elcene, banker, b. in Stockbridge, Mass., Jan, 
16, 1840; served in the 126th New York Regt. in the civil war; set- 
tled in Kasson, Minn., in 1871; with his brother organized the First 
National Bank of Kasson in 1874, and has since been its cashier. 
[24; 50*.] 

Faibchild, Henry Shiei.ds, b. in Warren county, Ohio, Aug. 18, 1826; 
came to St. Paul in 1857, where he has since engaged in real estate 
business. He secured for the state the site of the new capitol and 
the state fair ground. [24; 25; 68; 93A; 94; 111*; 166A*; 176 (April, 
18S6).] 

Paibclouoh, Geoboe Hebbebt, organist, b. in Hamilton, Ont., Jan. 30, 
1869; studied music In Berlin, Paris, and Ixindon; came Co Minnesota 
in 1900, settling In St. Paul; was conductor of the St. Paul Choral 
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FAiKV'iELn, G. A„ journalist, b. in Dayton, Mich., Oct 9 ,1859; pur- 
chased the News at Heron T.ake, Minn., in 1S94, and was afterward 
its publtaher. [39.] 

Fale, EnwABD G., b. in Red Wing, Minn., July 22, 1859; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1879, and engaged in liarness business; was adjutant 
in the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. in the Philippine war, and attained 
the rank of captain. [123,] 

F.4L KEN SHIELD, A., physician, b. in Denmark in 1831; came to the 
United States in 1853, and to St. Paul in 1856; practiced medicine, and 
was a portrait painter and photographer; died In St. Paul, Oct. 29, 
1S96, [94.1 

Falley, Charles F., physician, h. in Granville, Ohio, April 4, 1815; 
was admitted to the bar in 1836, and two years later was graduated 
in medicine at Willoughby University, Ohio; settled in Breckenridge, 
Minn., in 1879. [35.] 

Falstbom, Jacob, b. In Stockholm, Sweden, July 25, 1793; d. in July, 
1859. He came to America when fourteen years old; was an Indian 
trader for the American Fur Company, and was at the site of Fort 
Snelling ten years before the fort was built; settled at Lakeland, 
Washington county, in 1840, and engaged in missionary work, being 
the first Scandinavian to settle in Minnesota; removed to Valley 
Creek in 1850. [40; 42; 63; 169; 169A.] 

Fancheb, John K„ b. in Mexico, N, Y„ Nov, 3, 1840; came to Man- 
torville, Minn., in 1863; taught music, and was editor of the Mantor- 
ville Express; removed to Dodge Center in 1878, and was appointed 
postmaster there the next year. [49.] 

Fanning, Ei>wabd, b. in Wabasha county, Minn., Nov. 30, 1862; re- 
sides in Stewartville ; was sergeant-at-arms of the legislature, 1897- 
1903, and was a member of the House in 1905. [30*,] 

Fanning, J. B., b. in Canada, Jan. 1, 1845; came to Minnesota with 
his parents when five years old; owned a farm in Roaemount; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1878, [30.] 

Faptni^g, John Thomas, civil engineer, b. in Norwich, Conn,, Dec. 
31, 1837; d, in Minneapolis, Feb. 6, I9H. He served in the Third Conn. 
Regt. in .the civil war, and later was lieutenant colonel of militia; 
settled in Minneapoila in 1886. He designed and constructed many of 
the most Important works in hydraulic and hydro-electric engineering 
in Minnesota and other states, from New England to the Pacific coast, 
[4*; 7A; 17; 23; 24; 25; 85A*; 237 (67).] 

Fakbeb, J. L., M. E, clergyman, b. in Clinton county, N. T., Aug. 12, 
1837; came to Minnesota in 1857; was graduated at Qalesvllle, Wis., 
University; was pastor in Minnesota twenty-eight years; resided in 
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PiBiBAii.T, Albxasdek, b. In Prairie dii Chiea, Wis., June, 1S06; d. 
in Faribault, Minn., Dec. 28, 1882. He came to Minnesota In 1821, and 
was for a time United States agent at Fort Snelline; was the founder 
of tile city of Faribault, in which he built the first house; was a rep- 
resentative in the territorial legislature in 1851. [23*; 70.] 

Fabibault, Jean Bapiisie, pioneer, b, in Berthier, Quebec, in 1774; 
d, in Faribault, Minn., Aug. 20, 1860. He was educated in the Ber- 
thier village school, and became in 1796 agent in the Northwest for 
the American Fur Company. During t«n years he retained this posi- 
tion, and then entered into business for himself at Mendota. His 
influence with the Indian tribes west of the Mississippi, from the 
Missouri to the Red river, was great. He -enileavored to teach them 
agriculture, and was the first white settler to cultivate the soil in 
this state. He spent his last years in the town of Faribault, founded 
by his son Alesander. A county of Minnesota is named in his honor. 
[1; 4; 23*; 28, I, III; 32; 51*; 56; 85; 114; 237 (1); 238 (Aug. 26, 
I860).] 

FABiBAtn-T, Mbs. Mart Elizabeth, a haif-breed Indian, daughter of 
Capt. Alex, Graham, an officer in the British army, b. July 15, 1805, 
within the present limits of Minnesota; d. in Ellzabethtown, Minn., 
April 8, 1875. She married Alesander Faribault in 1823, at Mendota, 
and resided in that vicinity many years, and later at Faribault, Minn. 
[237 (1).] 

Fabicy, Robebt Joseph, farmer, b. in 1857 at Credit River, Scott 
county, Minn., where he resided and engaged in farming; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature, 1887-9. [30.] 

FiBiES, Isaiah, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Clarlt county, Ind., 
April 22, 1823; d. in Minneapolis. March 23, 1898. He was graduated 
at Miami University, 1846; studied theology at Oxford, Ohio; settled 
in Minnesota in 1866; resided chieHy in Minneapolis. £153.] 

Faki*]t, F. L., b. in Black Hammer, Houston county, Minn., 1868, 
and has since resided there (Spring Grove P. O.); a representative 
in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

Fakley, Jesse P., h. in Tennessee in 1813; d. in Dubugue, Iowa, May 
9, 1894. He was a leading merchant in Dubuque; organized a steam- 
boat line running to St. Paul; came to Minnesota in 1S73, as receiver 
of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad; resided in St. Paul several years, 
engaging in railway enterprises. [237 (9).] 

Farmer, Be.vjami?) Fka.\klix, b. In Burke, Vt„ July 14, 1831; d. in 
Spring Valley, Minn., April 27, 1902. He settled in Spring Valley in 
1857; was at first a blacksmith, but after 1873 engaged in banking, 
and at the time of his death was cashier of the First National Bank 
of Spring Valley. [52; 174»; 237 (19*).] 

Farmeb, James Duake, lawyer, b. in Madison, Ohio, July 3, 1839; 
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removed to Spring Valley, whei'e he practiced many years, and was 
for several terms the county attorney of Filjmore county. [18; 52.] 

Farmer, J.\mes Pakkkk, merchant, b, in Redfield, N. Y., Nov. 24, 
1838; served in tbe aStli N, Y. intantry and the First N. Y, veteran 
cavalry in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1866; opened the 
first store in Sherburne in 1879. [39.] 

Farmer, John M., b, in Virginia in 1819; came to St. Paul in 1851, 
and the next year purchased the townsfte of Le Sueur; engaged in 
grocery business in St. Paul until 1855; then settled in Le Sueur, and 
engaged in steam boating; was postmaster after 1S74. [32.] 

Fabmeb, Johs Quiscy, judge, b. in Burke, Vt, Aug. o, 1823; d. on 
a rallvfay train, August, 1904. He was admitted to th* bar in Ohio 
in 1851; came to Minnesota in 18G4, settling !n Spring Valley; was a 
representative in the legisiature, 18G6-8, being speaker of the House 
the last two years; and was a state senator in 1871-2; was Judge of 
the Tenth judicial district, 1880-93. [18*; 22*; 26*; 30; 52; 237 (35*).] 
Fabuin, Mahlo.n', b. in Dodge county. Wis., June 20, 1S40; came 
with his parents to Houston, Minn., in 1857; served in the Second 
Wisconsin cavalry in the civil war; settled in Caledonia; was register 
of deeds for Houston county, 1881-84. [61.] 

Fabsham, Daniel R., pioneer, b. in South Bridgton, Maine, April 24, 
1831; d. in Rockford, Minn., Sept. 19, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 
1853, and three years later settled in Rockford; was postmaster there 
sixteen years. [237 (32*).] 

Fab.\iiam, Edwin H., lawyer, b. in Massachusetts, Dec. 7, 1839; 
served in Ellsworth's Zouaves and in the 17th Mass. Regt. in the civil 
war; settled in Delano, Minn., in 1868; was admitted to the bar in 
1871; removed to Cokato in 1874, [31.] 

Fabkham, Rui'ijs, pioneer, b. in Washington county, Maine, Feb. 2, 
1822; came to St, Anthony in 1849; engaged in lumbering, and owned 
a farm on the site of Minneapolis after 1853. [60*.] 

Farnham, Silas E., journalist, b. in Anoka, Minn., March 15, 1855; 
owner and publisher ot the Lac qui Parle County Press, Madison, 
Minn., since 188*. [238 (Nov. 30, 1893*).] 

Faenh.im, Stephen Silas, merchant and lumberman, b. in 1824; d. 
in Minneapolis, May 1, 1909. He came from Maine to Minnesota in 
1S48; was one ot the first settlers at St. Anthony; owned a store in 
Anoka after 1850; served In the 6th Iowa cavalry in the civil war. 
[167 (May 7, 1909).] 

Farnham, Sumner Wellington, lumberman, b. in Calais, Maine, 
April 2, 1820; d. in Minneapolis, April 2, 1900. He came to Minne- 
sota in 1848, and engaged in logging and lumber manufacturing; 
opened the first bank at St. Anthony Pails in 1854; was a member of 
the territorial legislature in 1852 and 1856. [28, IX*; 59; 84*; 167 
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Fabnbwokth, Ezra, b. in Boston, Mass., Jan. 3, 1843; served in the 
26th Mass. Regt. in the civil war, attafnlog th« rant of captain; came 
to Minnesota in 1879; engaged in fanning at Haiicock three years; 
settled in Minn-eapolis in 1882, and engaged in real estate and loaning 
business. [25; 84*; 87.1 

Farnswokth, Sumner Amasa, educator, b. in Bristol, Wis., Nov. 26, 
1852; came to Minnesota in 1877; was principal of the Cleveland 
High School in St, Paul, 1S86-1907; later engaged in real estate busi- 
ness; was elected city treasurer, 1910. [24; 26*; 93A; 111*; 237 
. ("42«),] 

Fabnum, Edwis James, b. ia Meriden, N. H., Dec. 10, 1836; d. in 
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 27, 1909. He served in the Quartermaster's 
Department in the clvi! war, and soon after the war resumed service 
in this department, having the ranlt of captain, and residing in Chi- 
cago, Fort Benton, and after 1879 in St. Paul. [121.] 

Fabbab, Audbew p., b. in Meredith, N, H., in 1827; settled in Brain- 
erd, Minn., in 1877, where he was superintendent of the railroad ma- 
chine shops. [31.] 

Paheak, Harei Cassius, b, in Winona county, Minn., May 3, 1861 ; 
was graduated at the State Normal School of Winona in 1S88; en- 
gaged in teaching, and was county superintendent of schools, 1893-5. 
[77.] 

Fabreli., Jeremiah, b, tn Ireland in 1825; d, in Franklin, Minn., Jan, 
23, 1902. He came to the United States in 1851; settled in Mankato, 
Minn., in 1869; removed in 1871 to a farm in Bandon, Renviile county, 
being the first settler there, and giving the township its name. [237 
(19).] 

Farrington, Eugene, farmer, b. in Schuyler, N. Y., Dec. 31, 1836; d. 
in Preston, Minn,, July 17, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1858, eet- 
tiing in Fillmore; served in the Eleventb Minnesota Regt., 1864-5; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1875 and 1879. [30; 52; 
237 (43*). 1 

Fabrington, George, banker, b, in Ireland in 1826; settled in St. 
Paul in 1851; was a representative in the territorial legislature, 1S52-8; 
removed to Madison, Wis. [94.] 

Farbingtos, John, b. in County Galway, Ireland, in 1827; d. !n New 
York, Dec. 8, 1905. He came with his parents to the United States 
when seven years of age, and settled in St. Paul in 1850; engaged in 
the fur trade, and In later years was interested in banking and real 
estate. [23*; 28, XII; 94; 237 (39*).] 

Pabbingior, Philander P., farmer, b. in Andover, Maine; was the 
first settler in Greenbush, Mille Lacs county, Minn., coming there in 
1856; served in the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, 1862-5. [31.] 

Fabrimgton, Ray G., lawyer, b. in McGregor, Iowa, April 30, 1872; 
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ville, Mina.; was attorney of Big Stone county, 1899-1903, and a state 
senator, 1907-09. [24; 25; 30M 

Fakkingtos, Rodert I., b. In Providence, R, I., Sept. 5, ISSl; engaged 
in railroad business after 1882, being connected witb the Northern 
Pacific and Great Northern railways; became a vice president ot the 
Great Northern in 1902; resides in St. Paul. [17; 24.] 

Fabwell, Hesby B., lawyer, b. in Ridott, 111., Oct. 1, 1845; d. in St. 
Paul, April 20, 1903. He studied law at the University of Michigan; 
settled in St, Paul in 1883. [93; 93A; 237 {28').] 

Faude, John J., Episcopal clergyman, b. in Tuttlinger. Germany, 
Aug. 29, 1852; d. in Minneapolis, April 2, 1901. He came with his 
parents to the United States in 1858; was graduated at Racine Col- 
lege and later at ttie divinity school at Nashotah, Wis.; became vector 
of Gethsemane parish, Minneapolis, in 1890. [237 (14*).] 

Faulkner, Ciiahles Edwabd, b. in Earlviile, N. Y., July 12, 1844; 
served in. Pennsylvania regiments in the civil war; resided in Kan- 
sas; came to Minneapolis in 1897, where he has since been superin- 
tendent of the Washburn Memorial Orphans' Home. [85A*.] 

Pay, Marcus L., b.' in Woodstock, Canada .in 1S48; came to Minne- 
sota In 1894, settling in Virginia; discovered many iron mines, and 
is president and treasurer o£ the Tlsora Mining Company. Since 1907 
he has resided in Duluth. [31A.] 

Patbam, Frederick, iournalist, b. in Rotherham, England, April 3, 
1852; came to Canada wjth his parents in 1861; was engaged with 
the Free Press, Detroit, Mich., 1875-94; came to Minnesota in 1895, 
settling in Minneapolis, and was treasurer and general manager in 
publication of "The Housekeeper," 1895-1910. [24; 85A*.] 

PEATiiEBSTONHAiiQir, Geobof. Wii.LiAM, b. in Londou, England, 1780; 
d. in Havre, France, Sept. 28, 1866. He traveled in 1835 from Green 
Bay to Fort Sn-elling, the Minnesota river valley, and the Coteau des 
Prairies; and in 1847 he published In London an account of this jour- 
ney in two volumes, entitled "A Canoe Voyage up the Mlnnay Sotor." 
[1; 114.] 

Feekey, M. J., farmer, b. in Vermont in JS61; came to Minnesota 
In 1863, settling In Le Sueur county; was a representative in the leg- 
islature, 1899-1901. [30.] 

FsESEB, Louis, Sb., b. in Germany, May 3, 1837; d. in St, Paul, March 
21, 1903. He came to the United States before the civil war; settled 
in St. Paul in 1871; was the first court reporter of Ramsey county. 
[237 (28).] 

Fbio, Heney, fanner, b, in Minneapolis, July 21, 1861; resides at 
Atwater; was a representative in the legislature in 1891 and 1895-7. 
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Felch, Charles J., b. in Ca-ttaraugus county, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1S18; d. 
Nov. 1, 1893. He came to Minnesota in 1855, settling in Mower county, 
of whicli' he was the first probate judge; was a representative in the 
legislature, 186G-7. [65A.] 

Pelland, Oi.e GoNDERSoy, educator, b. in Koshkonong, Wis., Oct. 10, 
1853; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1874, and at 
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1879; was pastor in Rochester and 
Kasson, Minn., two years, and after 1881 was processor in St. Olaf 
College, Northfleld. [133 (Dec, 1908); 148; 169.] 

FeiXEB, William H., b. in Milan, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1821; d. in Welcome, 
Martin county, Minn., Jan. 18, 1902. He served in a Wisconsin regi- 
ment in the civil war; settled on a farm at Elgin, Minn., In 18S6; 
was president of the State Agricultural Society in 1869; was appointed 
receiver of the U. S. land office in Diiluth in 1869, and was register of 
the same office, IS73-7; was a representative in the legislature in 
187S; resided in Martin county after 1900. 130; 74; I66A*; 337 (19).] 

Fbliows, Mosks Gilbert, journalist, b. in Orange county, Vt,, Dec. 
37, 1825; was graduated at Madison University, N. Y., in 1856; en- 
gaged in newspaper publication in various places; came to Minne- 
sota in 1873; was proprietor and editor of the Lanesboro Journal after 
1882, [52; 124.] 

Felton, William, b. in Pennsylvania, June 15, 1802; came to Hast- 
ings, Minn., in 1852; kept a hotel, and established the first terry there 
across the Mississippi; removed to a farm in Nininger, Dakota county, 
in 1S56. [33; 48.] 

Felton, Williahi, merchant, b. in Ohio in 1835.; served in the 90th 
Ohio Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of major; came to 
Minnesota in 1871; settled in Breckenridge; was treasurer of WiJkin 
county; was a representative in the legislature in 1873. [30.] 

Fenoer, W. J., b. in Kingston, Ontario. Sept. 14, 1839; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1867; invented in 1874 the Standard Purifiers, used in 
the process of manufacturing floiir. [58.] 

Fenholt, William, pioneer, b. in Saxony, Germany, May 12, 1835; d. 
in Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 16, 1904. He came to the United States 
ia 1854, and to Minnesota in 1858; served in the Fourth Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war; owned a hotel at Albert Lea. [337 (35).] 

Fentok, Erasmus D., b. in Kllicott, N. Y., Aug. S, 1820; d. in Austin, 
Minn., Oct. 29, 1900. He settled in Austin in 1857; engaged in the 
boot and shoe trade, and later in livery business. [237 (11).] 

Fbnton, Peter, b. In Ohio, March 2.3, 1830; settled in Olmsted county, 
Minn., in 1861; was a representative in the legislature in 1872. [53.] 

Fenton, William, died In St. Paul, Oct., 1903, He settled there in 
1858; surveyed and platted West St. Paul; in later years devoted 
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James, b. in Scotland, Oct. 13, 1813; d. near Lewiston, Mont., 
1902. He came to America when nineteen years of age; 
ot Little Falls, Minn., in 1853, and built a bridge 
M ippi there; in 1856 was one of the founders of Per- 

vn being named in hia honor; removed in 1S62 to 
3 a prominent pioneer of that territory and state, 
named for him. til; 237 (19-).] 
s, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1864; entered the 
S Paul fire department in 1886, and became one of 
93. [96*.] 
I S T., manufacture!-, b. in Dixmont, Maine, Dec. 29, 
a Minnesota In 1856, and settled at Minneapolis; was 

Monitor Plow Works, and invented and patented sev- 
s in plows; after 1882 engaged in lumber and found- 
0*; 24; 84*.] 
M., farmer, b. in La Salle county, III., in 184T; came 
890; resides in Barker, Carlton county; a represent- 
ta legislature in 1909-11. [30*.] 
M H civil engineer, b. in Glanshammar, Sweden, Jan. 26, 
e United States in 1880, and the next year settled 
ecame chief engineer of the Chicago Great Western 
[169.] 
A Frank, banker, b. in Perrysburg, N. Y., July 22, 1865; 

inn,, Sept. 7, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1872, 
n Biamerd, where he was president of the First National 
\s a representative in the legislature In 1895-1901, and a state 
237 (28*).] 
L., M. E. clergyman, b. in Osage, Iowa, Jan. 10, 1864; 



Ffk 
d B 
settling 
Bank; ^ 
senator, 1903. 

Ferris, Edw 
d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 12, 1897. He settled in Minnesota In 1890; v 
pastor at several places, including Moorhead, St, Paul, and Minne- 
apolis. [151*.] 

Fehbis, William, b, in New York; settled in Bralnerd, Minn,, in 
1872; was express agent until 1880, when he established the Bank of 
Bralnerd. [31.] 

FBTZNEai, Charles, b. in Germany, April 24, 1852; came to the United 
States with his parents in 1853 and to Minnesota In 1861; settled in 
Brownsville in 1871; was a representative in the legislature In 187S. 
[30.] 

PicKiJE, Peteb, b. in Germany, Feb. 17, 1842; came to the United 
States, settling in Minnesota; was a representatiye in the legislature. 
1873-5; was one of the proprietors o£ a brewery in Hastings after 
1874. [30; 48.] 

PiniJBS, Ai.EXAWiEK, merchant, b. in Campsie, Stirlingshire, Scotland, 
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son, Minn,, and engaged in the hardware business. Ie 1877 and 1884 
lie was a representative in the legislature. He has been postmaster 
of Jackson three terms, amounting to twenty years. [27*; 30; 34; 
39*; 63'.] 

Field, Thatmhics Crake, merchant, h. in Somers, N. Y., Nov. 1, 1836; 
d. in St Paul. Feb. 10. 1906. He settled in St. Paul in 1856; engaged 
in an extensive dry goods business. [94; 95*; 237 (39*).] 

Field, Thomas R., merchant, b. in Providence, R. I., Sept. 29, 1S48; 
came to Houston, Minn., in 186S; engaged in mercantile business tbere 
after 1874. [61.] 

Fhxmorb, Chabi,es, half-brother of President Fillmore, b. in New 
York about 1820; d. in St. Paul in 1854. He settled there in 1852. 
[94.] 

Finch, Geoece R,, merchant, b. in Delaware, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1839; 
d. in St, Paul, June 1, 1910. He settled in St. Paul in 1863, and en- 
gaged in wholesale dry goods bnsiness. [24; 95*; 98*; 100; 166A*; 
237 (59*).] 

FiscH, Horace A., b. in Turin, N. Y,, Dec. 17, 1842; served in the 
16th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; settled Jn Berlin township, 
Steele county, Minn.; was a representative in the legislature in 1883. 
[72.] 

FiscH, Jeremiah EKnr.is, physician, b. in Woodstock, Canada, Nov. 
22, 1S29; came to Minnesota in 1856, settling in Hastings; was sur- 
geon of the Seventh Minnesota Begt., 1S62-3. [IS; 48; 115.] 

FiNDLET, Samuel J., pioneer, b. in Prairie du Chien, Wis.; came to 
Fort Sneiling at an early date; was bookkeeper for Franklin Steele 
several years; was a representative in the territorial legislature. He 
died in 1854. [59; 60*.] 

FiNDLEY, Thomas Maskeli,, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in West 
Mahoning, Pa., SepL 29, 1847; was graduated at Monmouth College, 
1874, and at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1879; was pastor in St. 
Paul, 1885-7, and the next ten years in Dnluth; since 1898 pastor at 
large for the St. Cloud Presbytery; resides in Spicev, Minn. [17; 24.] 

FisEHOL'T, John William, Judge, b. in St. Paul, Aug. 2, 1873; was 
graduated In law at the University of Minnesota, 1S97; "practiced law 
in St. Paul; and since 1902 has been one of the municipal judges. In 
the Spanish-American war. 1898-9, he was captain in the Fifteenth 
Minnesota Regt. [24; 25; 100'.] 

FiNHAET, Ole O., farmer, b, in Norway in 1824; came to the United 
States in 1848, and to Minnesota in 1854; settled In Grand Meadow; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1873, [30.] 

FiNKE, William F., educator, b, in St. Croix county, Wis., Jan. 8, 
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18S0; became a Methodist clergyman; was a professor In St. Paul's 
College, St. Paul Park, Minn., after 1S89, and its president after 1900. [17. J 
Finney, Jebry M., farmer, b. in "Washington county. Wis,, Nov. 8, 
1850; came to Minnesota in 1879; resided at Clinton; was a represent- 
ative in tbe legislature, 1895-7 [30; 38.] 

PisNET, JoN»TH4s, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Ohio in 1828; was 
graduated at Washington College, Pa., in 1853; entered the ministry in 
1856; served in the 162d Ohio Regt. in the civil war; settled in Min- 
nesota in 1865 on a farm near Red Wing; was a representative in 
the legislature In 1873 and 1877. [30.] 

FissETH, Andebs K., farmer, Id. in Norway in 1836; came to the 
United States In 1853, and to Minnesota two years later; settled at 
Kenyon, Goodhue county; was a state senator, 1875-8 and 1887-9. [30; 
98; 169.] 

Fischer, Richabd, lumberman, b. in Baden, Germany, Jan. 29, 1821 ; 
came to the United States in 1851; settled In New Ulm, Minn., in 1857; 
served as second lieutenant in the First Minnesota battery one year 
in the civil war; was register of deeds of Brown county, 1862-4. [32,] 
Fish, Daniel, lawyer ,b. at Cherry Valley, 111., Jan. 31, 1848; served 
in the 45th Illinois Regt., 1864-5; was admitted to the bar in 1871; 
came the same year to Minnesota, settling at Delano; removed to 
Minneapolis in 1880. He revised and codifted the general laws of Min- 
nesota, this condensed code being adopted by the state legislature in 
1905; compiler of "Lincoln Bibliography; a List of Books and Pam- 
phlets relating to Abraham Lincoln," 380 pages, 1906. [17; 22*; 24; 
25; 137.] 

Fish, Everett W., physician and journalist, b. in Livingston county, 
N. Y., Dec. 2, 1845; was gradauted at Union Seminary in 1863; engaged 
In newspaper work, and later was professor of chemistry in Pulte 
Medical College, Cincinnati; settled In Glenwood, Minn., in 1886. and 
established the Central Minnesotian. [35; 67.] 

Fisher, Frank I., M. E. clergyman, b. in Gardner, Mass., Nov. 21, 
1857; d. in Woonsocket, Dakota, Dec. 7, 1888. He was graduated at 
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.; settled in Minnesota; was pas- 
tor in Herman, Minneapolis, and St, Paul, [150.] 

FisHBB, Jacob, pioneer, b. near Hamilton, Canada, Nov. 30, 1813; 
came to the St. Croix valley in 1842; built the first bouse in Stillwater 
for Paul Carli, 1843, and the same year commenced to build the first 
sawmill there; owned a claim oil the site of Stillwater; served in tbe 
army during tie civil war. [40; 41.] 

Fishes, Jacob, banker, b. in Hightstown, N. J,, April 25, 1848; came 
to Minnesota In 1867, and the next year settled at Long Prairie, Todd 
county; engaged In mercantile business, and in 1888 established a bank. 
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FrsiiER, John, b. in Ontario, Canada, Feb, 26, 1825; *. in New Rich- 
mond, Wis,, July 24, 1901. He settled in Stillwater, Minn., in 1847, and 
conducted a warehouse; waa the second mavor of that city; removed 
to Houlton, Wis., in 1887. [237 (14).] 

PiSHBE, Louis B., Journalist, b. in Wrentham Ma=is July 19, 1821; 
d. in St. Paul, March 6, 1888. He came to Mmneaota m 1854, and as- 
sisted in publishing the Daily Pioneer, owned by Earle S. Goodrich, 
which waa the first daily published in Minnesota [^8 X; 29*; 94; 
237 (2); 238 (March IS, 1888*).] 

FisHEB, William A., b. in Belleville, 111,, July 7, 184S; d. in Minne- 
apolis, March 21, 1911. He came to Minnesota in ISSO, settling in 
Hennepin county; served in the First Minnesota Regt., 1864-5; re- 
moved to Minneapolis, 1874; was proprietor of the Hotel Waverly, 
1889-1910; a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*; 237 (59*).] 

FiSHEK, William H., b. in Hunterdon county, N. J., Dec. 24, 1844 
engaged in railroad business alter 1864; settled in St. Paul in 1873; 
was president and manager of the St. Paul and Dujuth Railroad Co. 
1SS3-99; vice president and general manager of the Duluth and Win- 
nipeg Railroad Co.. 1888-93. [25; 41*; 93*.J 

FiSK, James L., b, in New York in 1835; d. at the Soldiers' Home, 
Minnehaha, Nov. 2, 1902. He settl-ed In Minnesota about 1850; served 
In the Third Minnesota Regt, in the civil war, attaining the rank of 
captain; resided at the Soldiers' Home after 1897. [237 (28),] 

FisK, WiLBDH, Congregational clergyman, b. in Sharon, Vt., June 7, 
1839; served in the Second Vermont Regt. in the civil war; settled in 
Freeborn county, Minn., in 1875; was ordained in 1876; was pastor at 
Freeborn. [53; 237 (38*).] 

FisK, WooDRL'RY, miller, b. in Warner, N. H,, Jan. 15, 1826; d. in 
Minneapolis, Jan. 18, 1889. He settled in Minneapolis in 185S; en- 
gaged at first in hardware business, but later was member of a prom- 
inent milling Arm, and was also interested in banking and railway 
enterprises. [168 (Jan. 25, 1SS9); 238 (Jan. 19, 1889).] 

Fitch, Altrei) Hooker, b. in Ellsworth, Ohio, Jan. IT, 1835; d. in Min- 
neapolis, Minn., Dec. 6, 1906, He was graduated at Plattaville Acad- 
emy in 1857; served in the 33d Wisconsin regiment in the civil war, 
attaining the rank of major; settled in Anoka, Minn., in 1876; was 
mayor of Anoka, and for eight years was clerk of the district court- 
[121.] 

FiTCir, Andrkw P., lawyer, b. in Ypsilanti, Mich., Nov. 11, 1839; d. 
in Salinas, Cai., Aug. 31, 1911. He served in the Eleventh Iowa Regt. 
in the civil war; was admitted to the bar in 1866; settled in Glencoe, 
Minn., in 1S68; was attorney of McLeod county several terms, and a 
representative in the legislature in 1876; removed to Olympia, Wash., 
in 1890, and to Salinas Cal., in 1899. [64; 237 (67).] 



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FiTCUKTTE, John, b. in Richmond, Va., in 1S49; d. in Minneapolis, 
Dec. 13, 1903. He entered the Union army when fifteen years old, and 
served until the close of the war; settled in Minneapolis about 1886, 
and engaged in restaurant business; was captain of police in 1902 
under the administration of Mayor Ames, and was prominent in the 
municipal scandals preceding the major's resignation. [237 (28*).] 

FiTZGEB.\LP, R. J., surgeon, b. in Nicaragua, C. A., Sept., 13, 1860; was 
graduated at Claverack College. 1879, and Albany Medical College, 
1S82; settled in Minnesota in 1882; served as surgeon and major in 
the Thirteenth Minnesota Eegt., In the Philippine war. [123.] 

PiTZPATKicK, Matthew, farmer, b. in Stewartville, Minn., in 1873; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1909; owns a farm, and sells 
grain and farm machinery in Stewartville. [30'.] 

FrTZP.i-TRicK, Patrick, lawyer, b. in Galena, 111.. March 17, 1851; d. 
at Wauwatosa, Wis., Sept. 1, 1908. He came to Minnesota in 1861; 
was educated at the State Normal School, Winona, and at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota; was admitted to the bar in 1881, and settled 
at Winona; was county attorney ten years; was a state senator, 1899- 
1908. [24; 25; 30; 77; 237 (51).] 

FiTZPATBicK, Thomas, building contractor, b. in Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 
13, 1833; d, in St. Paul, Dec. 30, 1907, He came with his parents to 
the United States whe:t six years old; settled in St. Paul in 1S57. 
[24; 25; 93'.] 

PjKLDE, Jacob HK^"lliK Gkehak!), sculptor, b. in Aalesund, Norway, 
April 10, 1855; d. in Minneapolis, May a, 1896. He came to the United 
States in 1887, settling in Minneapolis, where he sculptured many 
busts of distingushed Minnesota citizens, the group of ''Hiawatha and 
Minnehaha," the monument to Ole Bull, and other works. [22*; 169.] 

PjEi.DSTAi), H. O., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Fillmore county, Minn,, 
in 1863; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1888; 
studied theology one year in Norway, and later at Northfleld. Minn.; 
was graduated at Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, 1891; was pas- 
tor at Granite Falls atter 1894, [38.] 

FjELST.^D, R. K., Lutheran clergyman, b. In Nlssedal, Norway, Sept. 
1, 1849; came to the United States in 1861; engaged in farming; was 
graduated at Luther Theological Seminary, Madison, Wis., and was 
ordained to the ministry in 1884; was pastor at Norway Lake, Minn., 
after 1886. [169.] 

Fjbsbi'u, Lars I., b. in Norway, Sept. 17, 1844; came to the United 
States in 1867; settled on a farm in Lincoln county, Minn,; was 
county treasurer, 1889-95, residing at Lake Benton. [34.] 

Fladageb, Moss, merchant, b. in Norway, May 7, 1829; came to the 
United States in 1858; two years later opened the first store in Spring 
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, merebaBt, b. in Norway, Oct. IS, 1831; came with 
his parents to the United States in 1843; settled in Sauli Center, Minn,, 
in 1866; opened a general store there in 187). [31.] 

FiACSrAo, OiAF J., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Hemnas, Norway, Dec. 
13, 1873; was graduated at Augsburg Seminary, College Department, 
Minneapolis, 1896, and began study of theology the same year; was 
pastor in Rochester, Minn., 1S99-1903, and in St. Paul after 190*. 
[148.] 

Flahertt, Stephen A,, judge, b. in Sheboygan, Wis., April 11, 1855; 
settl«d in Morris, Minn., in 1881; was admitted to the bar the next 
year; was county attorney of Stevens county, 1887-95; judge of the 
Sixteenth judicial district since 1901. [24; 3I>; 72.] 

Flakdrau, Chakles Eugbkb, jurist, b. in New York city, July 15, 
1828; d. in St. Paul, Sept. 9, 1903. He was admitted to the bar in 
1851; came to St. Paul in 1853, and opened a law office in partnership 
with Horace R. Bigelow; was one of the first settlers of St, Peter, 
1854; was a member of the state constitutional convention, 1857; was 
associate justice of the supreme court of Minnesota, 1857-64; resided 
In Minneapolis, 1867-70, then returned to St. Paul; author of "The His- 
tory of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" (408 pages, 1900), and 
many papers in the Minnesota Historical Society Collections. During 
the Sioux outbreak, in August, 1862, Judge Plajidrau commanded the 
volunteer forces in their defense ot New TJJm against the attacks of the 
Sioux, and on account of Ms important services received from Gov. 
Ramsey the commission of colonel. [17; 18; 20*; 21; 22; 33*; 28, X+; 
32; 41; 6S, 93* 94; 95«; 98'; 114*; 136; 137*; 168 (March, 1892)*; 237 
(7*, 28*).] 

Flandbau, Charles Macomb, author, b. in St, Paul, Minn., Dec. 9, 
1871; was graduated at Harvard University, 1895; author of novels, 
chiefly of college life; resides in St. Paul. [17; 24.] 

FLiaNERY, George Pebry, lawyer, b. in Marquette county, Wis., Feb. 
12, 1852; came to Minnesota with his parents when two years of age; 
was educated at Faribauit, and was admitted to the bar in 1873; prac- 
ticed several years in Dakota, and in 18S7 settled in Minneapolis. 
[22*; 24; 25; 90.] 

FiANNioAN, Ghablbs L., physiclan, b. in Syracuse, N, Y., Nov. 18, 
1848; came with bis parents to Minnesota in 1860; was graduated 
from the medical department of the State University of New York, 
1871; settled in Waverly, Wright county, in 1878, where he practiced 
medicine and owned a drug store. [31.] 

Flatheb, John Joseph, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., June 9, 1862; was 
graduated at Yale University, 1885; was instructor in mechanical 
engineering at Purdue University, 1S91-8; professor of the same de- 
partment in the University of Minnesota since 1898; author of several 
books on mechanics. [7A; IT; 24; 137 (13*).] 



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Flatuers, John W,, farmer, b. in Hendricks county, Ind., in 1845; 
came to Mimsesota in 1S56; resided at Pleasant Grove, Olmsted coun- 
ty; was a representative in tlie legislature, 1887-9. [30.] 

Fleer, Herman, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Westfalea, Germany, May 
20, 1852; came to the United States while an infant; was graduated at 
the theological seminary at Marthasville, Mo., in 1878; became pastor 
of St. John's church, Minneapolis, the same year. [58.] 

Flemiso, James, R. C. priest, b. in County Killtenny, Ireland, Dec. 
2B, 1847; d. in Sbieidsville, Minn., Feb. 27, 1909. He was ordained in 
1872; came to Minnesota in 1879; was pastor in several towns, being 
in St. Paul, 1887-94, and In Sbieidsville after 1900. 1146.1 

Fleming, R. L., b. in Crawford county. Pa., .Ian. 17. 1830; settled on 
a farm in Fountain, Fillmore county, Minn., in 1856 ; was a repre- 
sentative in tbe legislature in 1874-5. [52.] 

Fleming, Williaai; A., lawyer, b. in Dickinson Center, N, Y., Dec. 
27, 1848; came to Minnesota in 1882, settling in Brainerd; was super- 
intendent of schools for Crow Wing county five years, and later was 
city attorney and county attorney; was a representative in tbe legis- 
lature m 1889 and 1893 [32*; 24; 30,] 

Flet<hee, Geokgh. Hb\itv, lawyer, b. in Mankato, Minn,, Feb. IS, 
1860, was graduated at tte University of Michigan, 1881; studied law, 
and was admitted to the bar in Minneapolis in 1883; was a represent- 
ative m the legislature m 1893, [22*; 30; 90*.] 

FletciiilR, H^nby ERSkiNB, miller, b. in Lyndon, Vt., July 31, 1843; 
settled m Minneapolis in 1879, and has been interested in many mill- 
ing, lumbering, and railioad and elevator enterprises in that city, and 
also in stock raising in Montana. [20*; 24; 25; 84*; S5A*; 90'.] 

Flbtckbr, Jo-avTiiA-s Emeksos, b. in Thetford, Vt,, in 1806; d. on his 
farm In Muaeatine, Iowa, April 6, 1872, He came to Minnesota in 
1846 as Indian agent of the Winnebagoea, and held that position eleven 
years, settling with the tiibe in three different locations in the ter- 
ritory [237 {1) ] 

PLErcHER Laia^uti CM b In SIolI holm N Y., Feb. 13, 1830; 
d in Mantato Mmn Jan -1 1910 He came to Minnesota in 1854, 
and settled on a homestead m Blue Larth i ount^ adjoining the pres- 
ent cltj of Mankato was a state senator in 18S3 5; engaged in real 
esUte business and banliing [2" 24 25 32 46* 83*; 237 (62*).] 

FLETCHt-K LoRE^ congre'ssmau b in Mount \ ernon, Maine, April 
10 ISil came to Minnesota in 1'^"*} settling in Minneapolis, and 
engaged in mercantile business and later in flour milling and lumber- 
ing was a representative in the legislature 18''3 83. being speaker of 
the House m 18bl 3 and represented his district in Congress, 1893-1903 
and 19057 [1" '0* 22* "4 2 2'* 2 * 30 84; 90*; 168 (Jan. 
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Fletoheb, William, soldier, b. in New York; attained the rank of 
captain In 1866; was commandant at Fort Snelling io 3870; retired 
from the array in 1887. Ill; 12.] 

Fliesbubg, Oscak Alteed, physiciac, b. in Smaland, Sweden, April 5, 
1851; came to the United States in 1874; was graduated at the College 
of Physicians and Surgeons, Chicago, In 1885; settled in St. Paul, and 
later practiced his profession at North BrancU and Minneapolis; the 
author of a volume of Swedish poems, entitled "Wild Roses and This- 
tles," aad of other poems and essays. [38; 169,] 

Flint, Samuel M., judge, b. in Braintree, Vt., Aug. i, 1818; d. in 
St. Paul, Oct. 6, 1881. He was admitted to the bar in his native town; 
settled in St. Paul in 1S54; was both city and coanty attorney, and 
also judge of the municipal court. [237 (1).] 

pLOATaE, Chakles Magnus, b. in Norway, July 38, 1S38; came to the 
United States in 1882; and the nest year settled at Two Harbors, 
Minn.; was secretary and treasurer for the Scandinavian Co-operative 
Mercantile Co.; was register of deeds for Lake county twenty years, 
IS89-1908. [106*; 169,1 

Plom, a. a., farmer, b. in Norway, March 25, 1838; came to the 
United States in 1858, settling in Goodhue county, Minn.; served in 
th« First Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; resided on a farm in Leon 
township after 1868; was a representative in the legislature in 1873. 
[30; 54.] 

Flouenoy, Richahd Tiiojias, b. in Virginia, Jan. 2, 1842; d. in St. 
Paul, Nov. 22, 1899. During the civil war he served in the Confed- 
erate army, attaining the rank of colonel. He settled in St. Paul in 
1879, and was lumber freight agent for railroads. [35S; 167 (Nov. 
24, 1899*),] 

Flowbe, Marcus T. C, b. in Springfield, Mass., Oct. 3, 1814; d. in 
St. Paul, Jan. 4, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1856; settled on a 
farm near Owatonna; resided in Mankato, 1860-73; then removed to 
St Paul; engaged in hotel business. [83»; 237 (28*).] 

Fr.owER, Mark Deloks, b. at Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Match 31, 1842;. d. 
in St. Paul, Feb. 3, 1907. He came to Minnesota with his parents in 
1865; served throughout the civil war in Illinois regiments, being 
a.ppointed in 1863 to the ranii of adjutant general. After the war he 
resided in St. Paul; was adjutant general of Minnesota, 1870-76, and 
held other political positions and had large financial interests. He 
owned a steamboat and several barges until 1877. He was deputy 
collector of customs for the port of St. Paul several years, and after- 
ward was president and manager of the St. Paul Union Stock yards; 
was a representative in the state legislature in 1905; and the same 
year was appointed postmaster of St. Paul, and held this position till 
his death, [2r,*; 25; 27*; 30*; G8; 93A; 94; 337 (43*).] 



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Fi.YNN. AUTEiiK J., merchant, b. in Watertord, Ireland, July 37, 1S45: 
came to the United States with his grandparents in 1850, and to Min- 
nesota in 1856; served in the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers In 
the civil war; opened a hardware store in Caledonia Id 1874. [61.] 

Fi.YNx. BiBSEY, h. in Canada, Jiiiy 25, 18S1; settled in Redwood 
Falls, Minn., in 18G4; engaged in real estate business; was cierk of the 
district court, 1865-9. [32.] 

Fi.vxN, Dan-iki., b. in Elgin, IH., May 18, 1843; came with his par- 
ents to Meelier county, Minn., in 1856; settled in Litchfield in 1873, 
engaged in lumber business, dealt in farm machinery, and owned a 
grain elevator. [65.] 

Flyw, J. C, farmer and Inmberman., b, in Roxbury, Mass., in 1844; 
served in the Independent Battalion of Minnesota Cavalry in the civil 
war; settled in Little Falls, Minn,, in 1878; was a representative in 
the legislature, 1887-9. [30; 176 (Nov., 1892).] 

Fi.Y.w. Mtciiaki, J., merchant, b. in Kane county. 111., Aug. 15, 1840; 
came to Meeker county, Minn., in 1856; served in the Second Minne- 
sota cavalry, 1863-5; settled in Litchfield in ISTO; engaged in mer- 
cantile business, and dealt in lumber and grain; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1886. [65*.] 

Flynn', Tiioiiis, pioneer farmer, b. in Mayo, Ireland, in 1S2S; came 
to America in 1831; was the first settler on the site of Rush City, 
Chisago county, Minn.. 1857. [41. J 

Fr.YNN-, WiM.rAM D., physician, b. in Ireland in 1842; d. at Redwood 
Falls, Minn., Nov. 22, 1897. He came with his parents to the United 
States; served in the 23d Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; was grad- 
uated at Rush Medical college, Chicago, in 1868; came to Minnesota 
the same year, and in 1870 settled In Redwood Palls. [237 (9); 238 
(Nov. 24, 1897'),] 

PoBEB, FitA^iK B., b. in St. Lawrence, N. Y., in 1839; d. In Albert Lea, 
Minn,, April 12, 1902, He settled in Albert Lea in 1861;- served in 
the Fourth Minnesota and other regiments in the civil war, becoming 
first lieutenant; engaged in the hardware business, and later estab- 
lished a telephone exchange; was county treasurer six years. [237 
(19).] 

PoBBS, O. B., merchant, b. in St. Lawrence county, N, Y,, July 30, 
1832; carae to Minnesota in 1861; served in the Fourth Wisconsin 
Regt,, 1S63-5; settled in Albert Lea in 1871, [53.] 

FoEij., Jacoii, b. in 1862 In Minneapolis, where he still lives; Is pro- 
prietor of the People's Sanitary Company; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

Poland, Walter Alphonso, lawyer, editor, b. In Dayton, Ohio, March 
12, 1846; was graduated at the Indiana State University. 1S70, and 
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and settled in. Beiisoa in 1S76; editor and publisher of the Benson Times 
since 1885. [25; 32.] 

Foley, James G., b. in Washington county, Maine, March 15, 1843; 
came with his parents to Stillwater, Minn., In 1851; engaged in lum- 
bering; served la the Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the ciyil war; was 
auditor of Washington county, 1881-84. [40.1 

Foley, Thomas, wholesale grocer and railroad contractor, b. in 
Lanark county, Ontario, in 1841; d. in St. Paul, Feb, 28, l»fl7, H« 
came to the United States in 1S79, and to Minnesota the sarne year, 
settling in St. Paul; was interested In lumbering and other lines of 
business at St. Cioud, Foley, Milaca, and elsewhere. [237 (43). J 

FoLLi Timothy i» in Lanark countv Ont Canada Aug Ij 1839 
came to Minnesota in IS""* engaged in laiiroad contracting lumber 
busmess and flour m limg resided in St Cloud and later m fat Paul 
[24 95*] 

FoLLETT Demi^ b in England March i 1S40 came to the United 
States in 1856 settling in Hastings Minn was assistant cashier and 
later \icB pres dent of the First National Bank there [''5 4s 56* ] 

FoLLETT Lewis S banker b In England n 1S^5 d m 1903 He 
came to the Un ted States m 184 and to Hast ngs Minn in 185(i 
Three jears latei he organized a bank which became the First Na 
tional Bank of Hastings was at first its cashier and atterward its 
pre'.ident [Sr ] 

FoLijM,si4D, OLE, farmer and banker b m Norway, Aug. 15, 18u4, 
came to the United States in 18(1 settl ng a'; a faimer m iSanamingo 
Minn.; was president of the Parmeris State Bank of W anammgo [56 ] 

FoLLMAK, Peteb, physic an b in (jermanj in. 132') came to the 
United States in IS61, and to Blue Earth county Mmn m 186t re- 
Bided in Mankato, where he practiced medicine and owned a drug 
store. [32; 83*.] 

FoLsoM, EflwiN Ai'orsns met chant and lumberman b in Exeter 
N. H., June 30, 1833; d. in StlHnater Mmn July 39 ItOS He came 
to Stillwater in 1858; served as captain and major in the Eighth 
Minnesota Regt., 1862-5, at firit agamst tlie hostile Sioux, and after 
ward in the South, and befoie the close of the war was bieietted 
colonel. He was treasurer of Wa h ngton counts six lears [IS 40 
41; 42'.] 

FoLsOM, Geoece B., pioneer b in St John N B April y 1M5 
came to Taylor's Palls, Minn in 1S53 was the first settler m Rush 
seba, 1855; was receiver of the U. S. land ofUce, Taylor s Falls, 1S75 85. 
[41.] 

FoLSOM, LEVt WooDRCRY, lawjcF, b. In Tamworth, N. H., in 1821; 
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admitted to tbe bar in 1850; settled at Taylor's Falls, Minn., in lS5i; 
practiced law and dealt la real estate, [40; 41; 42; 200.] 

PoisoM, Simeon Peabl, pioneer surveyor and lawyer, b. at Ascot, 
P. Q., Canada. Dec. 27, 1819; d. in St. Paul. Dec. 31. 190T. He came 
to Minnesota in 1847, settling at St. Paul; engaged in surveying and 
real estate business; was the first city surveyor, 1854; served in the 
Seventh Minnesota Regt, 1862-B; attorney after 1879 in municipal and 
railway service. [2S, IV; 24; 32; 41; 43*; eS; 93A; 200; 237 (48, 
51*). 1 

F01.SOM, Wafb W„ pioneer, b. in Tamworth, N. H., Oct. 13, 1824; 
came to Areola, Minn., in 134G; engaged in lumbering and in hotel 
business; resided in St Paul after 1857; was employed during three 
rears of the civil war in the quartermaster's department, St. Louis, 
Mo. [41; 200.] 

FoLSOM, William Henry Cabman, b. in St. Johns, N. B., June 22, 
1817; d. at Taylor's Falls, Minn., Dec. lo, 1900. He came to the St. 
Croix valley in 1845; engaged in lumber business; settled at Taylor's 
Falls in 1850; was a member of the state constitutional convention. 
18B7; was a state senator five aesaione, and a representative in the 
legislature one term; author of a history of the St. Croix valley, enti- 
tled "Fifty Years in the Northwest," 763 pages, 1888. [40; 41*; 200; 
237 (11).] 

FoLSiBosi, Jacob. See Palstbom, 

PoLWEi.L, William Watts, educator and author, b. in Romulus, N. 
Y.. Feb. 14, 1833; was graduated at Hobart College, 1857, and became 
assistant professor of mathematics there; traveled and studied in 
Germany; served with the 50th N. Y. engineers during the civil war, 
and was brevetted lieutenant colonel; was president of the University 
of Minnesota. 1869-84, and its professor of political science and libra- 
rian, 1875-1907; author of Minnesota, the North Star State (382 pages, 
1908), and University Addresses (224 pages, 1909). [1; 4*; 17; 24; 
28, XII; 84; 127 (2*); 127A*, B*; 166A*; 237 (53*).] 

PoNTAWE, liODiB. merchant, b. in Quebec, Canada, Jan. 11, 1840; 
came to Minnesota when fourteen years of age; served in the Fourth 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled in Crookston in 1878. [35.] 

Foot. Silas Buck, wholesale merchant, b. in New Mtlford, Fa., Nov, 
7, 1833; d. in Red Wing. Minn., May 22, 1908. He came to Minnesota 
in 1857. settling at Red Wing, which was afterward his home; estab- 
lished in St. Paul, in 1S81, the large boot and shoe firm oE Foot, 
Schuize and Co. [32*; 24; 35; 23, XII; 93A*; 237 (51*).] 

FooTE. Ciiables M., b. in Herkimer county, N. Y., Sept, 21, 1848; 
came to Minneapolis in 1870; engaged in a general publishing busi- 
ness. [99*.] 

FooTB, Hiram W., b. near Janesvllle, Wis,, Feb. 9, 1846; was grad- 
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war In the 134tli Illinola R6gt.; came to Minnesota in ISTS, settling 
in St. Paul, where lie represented the oil refineries of Cleveland; re- 
moved to Minneapolis in,1882; was state oil Inspector, 1893-7. [22*; 
30.] 

FooT>ER, William J., b. in Montreal, Canada, in 1S46; d. in St. Paul, 
May 4, 1901. He engaged in railroad work at the age of sixteen; 
came to St. Paul in 1879; organized the Great Northern express com- 
pany in 18SS, and became its general manager and vice president. 
[95«; 237 (U»).] 

Forbes, Andhew C., lawyer, b. in Quebec, Canada, in 184S; d. in 
Marshall, Minn., July 2, 1889. He came to Minnesota in 1871, and 
settled in Marshall, Lyon county; was county attorney eight years; 
was a representative in the legislature ii\ 1889. [BO; 32; 238 (July 
3, 1889).l 

FoBBBS, Melvin J., b. in Bridgewater, Mass., Dec. 31, 1848; came to 
Minnesota in 1870, settling in Duluth, and after 1874 engaged in grain 
commission business; president of the Consolidated Elevator Co. since 
its incorporation in 1894. 120; 23; 24.] 

PoBBEs, Robert, M. E. clergyman, b. la Canada, Nov. 13, 1844; came 
to Minnesota in 1870; was pastor in Albert Lea, Faribault, Minne- 
apolis, and other places; was presiding elder of the St, Paul district, 
and later of the Duluth district; was chaplain of the Senate of Min- 
nesota, 1895-7, and of the Hous« in 1903. [30.] 

Forbes, Wjlliam Henry, pioneer, b. on Montreal Island, Canada, 
Nov. 13, 18IS; d. at Devil's Lake Indian Agency, Dakota, July 20, 1875. 
He came to Minnesota in 1837; was clerk for the American Pur Com- 
pany ten years at Mendota; in 1847 took charge of the "St. Paul Out- 
fit" for the same company; was a member of the territorial council 
four sessions; served in the arniy during Indian campaigns, 1862-6, 
being brevetted major in 1866; was appointed Indian agent at Devil's 
Lake in J871. [28, IV, VI. IX; 29; 41; 94; 114; 237 (]).] 

PoscE, Jacob Fit.\:Ntis, physician, b. in Stillwater, N. Y., March 2, 
1843; served in the ia5th New York Regt. during the civil war, at- 
taining the rank of captain; was graduated at Albany Medical Col- 
lege, 1871; came to Minnesota in 1872, settling at Heron Lake; was 
postmaster there eight years; removed in 1885 to Minneapolis, where 
he became, in 1895, president of the Northwestern Life Association. 
[22*; 26*.] 

FoBD, Frank, lawyer, b. in M i Hedge ville, Ohio, in 1855; was grad- 
uated at the Law School of Cincinnati College, 1882; was admitted to 
the bar and settled in St. Paul the same year; was judge of the 
municipal court, 1886-91. [93.] 

Ford, James William, educator, b. in Lowell, Mass., Dec. 20, 1S46; 
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1889 he was principal of the Piilshury Academy at Owatonria, Minn. 
In 1904 he purchased a half interesi in the Pratt green-houses in 
Anoka, and removed to that city. [22*; 13; 141 (1889). 1 

Ford, Jons A., pioneer, b, in IBll; d. at Red Rock, Minn., May 9, 
1895. He came to Minnesota in 1841; kept a supply store, and in later 
years engaged in farming; was a member of the territorial legisla- 
ture in 1851. [40; 41; 237 (9*); 238 {May 11, 1895^),] 

PoHD, John D., physician, b. in Cornish, N. H., April 18, 1S16; d. in 
Winona, Minn., Oct, 29, 1867. He was graduated at Dartmouth Col- 
lege, 1839, and at the Medical College of Philadelphia, 1843; settled 
in Winona. 18S6; engaged in insurance business; and was prominently 
identified with establlsbing the normal school system of the state. 
[18; 76.] 

FOBD, Joseph, b. in New York in 182S; came to St. Paul in 1851; 
studied law, and was admitted to the bar; was clerk of the house of 
representatives, 1S62-3; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. during 
the civil war; was the first settler in Northfield, and built the first 
house there. [94.] 

Foes, Natiiax, merchant, b, of American parents in Aleppo, Syria, 
July 13, 1849; settled in St. Paul in 1881, and dealt in pianos and 
organs. [97; 124.] 

Ford, Ohvillb D,. farmer, b. in Lebanon, N. Y„ Aug. 26, 1831; came 
to Minnesota in 1855, settling on tlie site ot the present town of 
Mazeppa; was a representative in the legislature in 1862; was lieu- 
tenant in the First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, 1865. [18; 74; 115.] 

Foreman, "William, farmer and grain buyer, b. in Ireland, in 1846; 
came to Steuben county, N. Y., in 1848, and to Minnesota in 1854; 
resides in Wabasha; was a representative in the legislature in 1895, 
and a state senator in 1907. [30*.] 

FoEEPAUGit, JosKi'ii Lybranot, merchant, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 
6, 1834; d. July 8, 1892. He settled in St. Paul in 1858; engaged in 
wholesale and retail dry goods business, and later In the manufac- 
ture of shoes. [3*.l 

Forsyth, Asa, \>. in Chautauqua county, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1812; d. In 
Winona, Minn., Sept. 27, 1891. He settled there in 1858; engaged in 
real estate and loaning business, and dealt in grain. [78.] 

Former, Georc?; M., physician, b. in St. David, Canada, April 15, 
1857; was graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mon- 
treal. 1881; settled in Little Falls, Minn., the same year. [24; 31.] 

FoRTiER. J., R. C, priest, b. in Quebec, Canada, July 19, 1854; was 
graduated in 1872 at Nicollet College, Canada; was ordained In 1879; 
settled in Belle Prairie, Minn., in 1880. [31.] 

Poses, Amok Nelson, farmer, b. in Norway, Sept 26, 1837; came to 
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tiers in Litchfield, Minn.; was treasurer of Meelter county three terms, 
tes; 169.] 

Fosmabk:, O. N., Lutheran clergyman and educator, b. in Columbia 
county, Wia.. Nov. 17, 1S53; was graduated at Luther College, De- 
corab, Iowa, 1875, and at the Theological Seminary, St. Louis, 1878; 
came to Fergus Falls, Minn., the same year; was pastor there and 
also president of the Parli Region Lutheran College, which he estab- 
lished. [37.] 

Fosses, Christopher A., lawyer, b. in Fosnes, Norway, July 2, 1863; 
came with his parents to the United States when five years old, and 
lived in Winona county, Minn.; was admitted to the bar in 18S4; set- 
tled in Montevideo; was a representative in the state legislature, 
1897-9. [22*; 2i; 30.] 

Poss, Almos E., journalist, b. in Grafton county, N. H., Oct, 18, 1842; 
came to Winnebago City, Minn,, in 1866 with his fatier; engaged in 
newspaper publication ia various towns, but after 1884 resided in 
Winnebago City, and was one of the proprietors of the Press-News. 
[39.] 

Foas, James F. R„ banker, b. in Biddeford, Maine, March 17, 1848; 
served in the V. S. navy during two years of the civil war; came to 
Minnesota in 1883, settling at Minneapolis, and organized the Nicollet 
National Bank, of which he was the first cashier, and later was presi- 
dent. [20; 21*; 32*; 24.] 

Fosa, Louis O,, farmer, b. in Wisconsin in 1854; came to Minnesota 
in 1879; resided near Elbow Lake; was a representative in the legis- 
lature, 1897-9. [30; 35; 57*,] 

FossEES, Masley L., lawyer, b. in Leland, 111., Dec. 10, 1869; was 
graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1895; settled in Min- 
neapolis; was a representative in the legislature, 1903-5, and a state 
senator since 1907. [24; 25; 30*.] 

FosTEB, A. D,, pioneer, b. near Pittsburg, Pa,, Aug. 22, 1801; came to 
St. Anthony in 1848; engaged in logging and mercantile business, and 
later In fruit culture. [41; 58; 59.] 

PosTEB, Addiboh G.4EDNEH, lumberman, b. In Belchertown, Mass., Jan. 
28, 1837; came to Minnesota in 1859; resided in Wabasha and after 
1871 in St. Paul; engaged in lumber business in Tacoma, Wash., after 
1887; was a United States senator 1899-11105. [IT; 167 (Oct. 26, 1894*, 
and Feb. 3, 1899*).] 

Foster, Alonzo P., farmer, b. in Orange, VI., May 5, 1816; came to 
Minnesota in 1856, and settled in Plainview; was a representative in 
the legislature the nejit year; removed to Winona in 1866, and owned 
and platted Foster's addition to that city; returned to Plainview in 
1878. [74.] 

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tied in St. Anthony in J849; engaged in lumlDeriiig; in 1852 pre- 
empted a part of the site of Minneapolis; later engaged in real estate 
business find own«d a grocery. [58.] 

Foster, Henry, pionaer, b. in Trumbull county, Ohio, April 22, 1825; 
was .aseJBtant blacksmith for the Winnebago IniSians, and came with 
the tribe to I.ong Prairie, Minn., in 1S48; later engaged in trade with 
these Indians at their Agency In Blue Earth county; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1872; resided in St. Clair (formerly Win- 
nebago Agency), Minn. [83*,] 

FosTEB, M. J., farmer, h. in Pennsylvania in. 1S23; settled in Forest- 
ville, Fillmore county, Minn., in 1854; was a representative in the 
legislature In 1858 and 1865. [52.] 

Poster, Scott A., b. In Washington county, N. V., June 2, 1856; came 
with his father to Wabasha county, Minn., when a child; engaged in 
teaching, and was county superintendent of schools, 1883-6. [74.] 

Poster, Thomas, journalist, b, in Philadelphia, Pa., May 18, 1818; d. 
in San Francisco, Cal., March 31, 1903. He engaged in newspaper 
work, and studied and practiced medicine; came to Minnesota in 
1849, as private secretary to Gov. Ramsey; was part owner and editor 
of the Daily Minnesotian, 1857-61; during the civil war served in the 
commissary department, with rank of captain; established the Duluth 
Minnesotian, the first newspaper published in that city, 1869; later 
resided in Tennessee, and in Washington, D. C, where he was em- 
ployed in one of the government departments; removed to California 
In 1902. [38, X; 93; 237 (28); 211.] 

FouLKE, William, lawyer, b. in Morgan county, Ohio; was admitted 
to the bar in 1868; settled in St. Paul in 1883. [24; 25; 93; 93A*; 

FouRKiER, Alexis Joseph, artist, b. in St. Paul, July 4, 1865; re- 
ceived his education chiefly in Wisconsin, and took his first les- 
sons in painting from an old scene painter in Milwaultee. In 1893-4 
he studied art in Europe, and had the honor in both 1894 and 1895 of 
having one of his pictures exhibited in the Salon de Champs-Elysees ; 
art director of the Roycroft Shops, East Aurora, N. Y. [23*; 89; 238 
{Feb. 16, 1896*).] 

PowLEB, Andrew J., b. in Lebanon, Conn., June 13, 1835; settled In 
Lake City, Minn., In 1861 ; was connected with the First National Bank, 
1871-6; was treasurer of Wabasha county, 1876-82, and a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1870-1. [74.] 

PowLER, Chakles Rollin, lawyer, b. in Jordan, Minn. Sept, 17, 1869; 
was graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1892; has prac- 
ticed in Minneapolis since 1893; a representative in the legislature, 
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FowLEB, J. G., b. in Yorlishire, Eng., June 20, 1844; came with his 
paxenta to the United States in. 1850, and to Mankato, Minn., in 1858; 
served in the Ninth Minnesota. Regt. in the civil war; was register of 
deeds, 1876-81. [32.] 

E\>wtEB, WiujAM, b. in Agawam, Mass., Sept. 8, 1826; d. in Eedlanda, 
California, May 24, 190B. He tame to Minnesota in 1852; settled on a 
farm in Newport; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; was president of the State Agricultural Society, 1S75-7, and a 
representative in the legislature in 1877-8; removed in 1S91 to Red- 
lands, Cal„ of which city he was mayor for ten years. [30; 40; 166A*.] 

Fox, Aahon, b. in Mentor, Ohio, in lSs33; settled in MInnelska, Minn., 
in 1856; was trader with the Indians, and later owned a grocery, and 
was postmaster. [74.] 

Fox, CnAKLES T., b. in Towanda, Pa., Feb. 7, 18R0; settled in Min- 
neapolis in 1882; engaged In railway and banking enterprises; in 18S8 
became secretary and treasurer of the Sidle, Fletcher, and Holmes 
Co., and later was connected witi the Northwestern Consolidated Mill- 
ing Co. [168 (June 5, 1891*, and Nov. 27, 1891*).] 

Fox, Patbick, pioneer, h. in Tipperary county, Ireland, in 1819; d. 
at Taylor's Falls, Minn., Nov. 3, 1904, He came with his parents to 
the United States in 1823; settled at Taylor's Falls, Minn., in 1844; 
engaged in lumbering and m.ercantile bnsfness; was a representative 
iu the legislature in 1860. [41; 237 (35).] 

pRAiiM, JuEEGES, b. in Germany In 1853; came with his parents to 
the United States when two years old and soon afterward to Minne- 
sota; was a representative fiom Olmsted county In the legislature, 
1871-2. [66.] 

FsAKCHEEE, Gabkiei,, explorer and merchant, b. in Montreal, Nov. 3, 
1786; d, in St. Paul, April 12, 1863. He joined the expedition fitted 
out by John Jacob Astor to establish a fur-trading station on the Co- 
lumbia river, to which he sailed from New York In September, 1810, 
on the voyage around Cape Horn, He wrote, in French, the first his- 
tory of the Astor expeditions, published in 1820; of which a transla^ 
Hon in English was published in 1854. During the last thirty years 
of hts life he was a fur merchant at Sault Ste. Marie and in New York 
city. [1; 28, VI*.] 

Fbancis, Chari.es L., physician, b. in Oxford, Maine, in 1823; d. in 
Oklahoma City, Dec. 26, 1906. He was graduated from the medical 
department of Bowdoin College; settled in Sterling, Blue Earth county, 
Minn., in 1856. [32; 45*; 237 (43).] 

Fk.\\k. John-, (armer, b. in Wurtemberg, Germany, Feb. 13, 1834; 
came to the United States in 1854, and to Minnesota in 1856, settling 
in Jjb Roy, Mower county; served in the Fourth Minnesota Reet., 
1861-5; was a representative in tbe legislature in 1883. [65A*.] 



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FiiA\ziK.\K:Ki.i), Amiih, hardware merchant, b, in Bucks county. Pa., 
March 14, 1845; came to Minnesota in 1861; served ii\ the Tenth Min- 
nesota Regt. in the civil war; settled In Glencoe in 1872. [tii.] 

FBAXKENFiELn, J,\coi!, merchant, I), in BuckB roimty, Pa., Aug. 7, 
1838; came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Henderson, and engaged 
m the hardware business; was a state senator, iS74;l; and in 1875 
became collector of customs tor the Minnesota distvict, with office at 
Pembina, Dakota. [IS.] 

Pba^kkorteb, GBORiiE Bkli., educator, b, in Potter, Ohio, April 22, 
1860; was graduated at the University of Nebraska, 1886; syent four 
years in study at German universities, and received the degree of 
Ph. D. at the University of Berlin, 1893; has since been dean of the 
School ot Chemistry in the University of Minnesota. [7A; 17; 34; 
26*; 127 (8*); 127A', B; 237 (53-).] 

Franklik, Gebm.yn B., b. in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., April 4, 1844; 
came to Minnesota in 1863; served in the First Minnesota heavy artil- 
lery, 1864-5; engaged in mercantile business in Blue Earth City; was 
auditor of Faribault county, 1893-1909. [;;9.] 

Fkaxksox, Tiiom.\r, b. in Fillmore comity, Minn,, lStl9; was grad- 
uated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1900; is in law practice 
and real estate business at Spring Valley; a reyresentative in the 
legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

FBAauR, William Caki.lsi.k, civil engineer, b, in Dover, Olmsted 
county, Minn., May 21, 1869; was county surveyor, 1894-1903; resides 
in Rochester; was a representative in the legislature in 1903-5. (:50*; 
6bA] 

FKisihH, S \V Journalist, b. in Valparaiso. Ind,, in 1855; came to 
Minnesota in 1870; established the Brown^s Valley Reporter in 18B0; 
was cierk ot the district court, 1882-96. [32.] 

Fratfh Joir\ Taylob, b. near Uniontown, Ohio, April 19, 1848; came 
to Minnesota in 1881, and settled In Brainerd; was county treasurer 
of Crow Wing county, 1888-1904; was a state senator, 1905; Indian 
agent at Leech Lal^e Agency since 1907. [22*; 24; 25; 27*; 30.] 

Fbazek, Ranlioi.i'ii L., pioneer, b. at Hamden .Junction, Ohio, July 3, 
1841; d. at Pelican Rapids, Minn., June 4, 190ti. He came to Minne- 
sota In 1866. The town of Prazee, Becker county ,wae named for him, 
and lie owned mills there. He was a representative in the state leg- 
islature in 1875 and 1883; removed to Pelican Rapids in 1890. [44.] 

Frazee, Theoimjbe, merchant, b, in Vinton county, Ohio, May 9, 1848; 
came to Minnesota in 1868; engaged in farming and lumber business; 
settled in Pelican Rapids in 1877; opened a store, and was vice presi- 
dent of a bank. [35.] 

PRAZER, 8HEt.i)o.\ Lord, lawyer, b. in Steubenvllle, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1845; 
settled in Duluth in 1887; was receiver ot the United States land office 
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Fbazieb, Chabij:s R., educator, b. in Vernon county. Wis., ia 1869; 
was graduated at the University of Wisconsin; engi^ed in teaching 
in Minnesota, at Watervllle, Little Palls, and Winona; was assistant 
superintendent of public instruction in Minnesota, 1909-10; then re- 
moved to the Pacific coast. [30.] 

Feedenbuhg, David V,, miller, b. in New Jersey, Dec. 14, 1840; d. 
in Alexandria, Minn,, Jan. 2, 1907. He came to Minnesota, and in 
1867 settled in Alexandria, where after 1883 be was proprietor of the 
Crown Roller mill. {35; 237 (43).] 

Fhedehick, Adolph, music dealer, b. in Baltimore, Md., Dec. 18, 
1844; served in the Confederate army in the civil war; came to Min- 
nesota in 1867; resided in St. Paul and Stillwater; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 18T6-7. [30,] 

Fkeeboes, Wiixiam, pioneer, b. in Ohio, in 1816; d. in California. 
He came to St. Paul in 1848; removed to Red Wing in 1853, being 
one of jts first settlers; was a member of the territorial council, 1854-7. 
He emigrated to Montana in 1S64, and later settled in California, In 
1868. Freeborn county is named for Him, [2S, IV; 56; 94,] 

Fbebmaw, AMMtosE, b. near Culpeper Court House, Va., Feb. 25, 1823; 
was killed, July 34, 1863. He came to Mininesota in 185J, settling on 
a farm near St. Cloud. At the beginning of the Indian outbreali, in 
1862, he organized the Northern Rangers and was their captain. The 
toUovTing year he accompanied Gen. Sibley's expedition as first lieute- 
nant of the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, and was shot by an 
Indian on the plains, [31; 41; 237 (9).] 

Pbeeman, D, H., b. in Edgar county, 111,, in 1849; came to St. Cloud, 
Minn., in 185T; engaged in livery business; was register of the U. S, 
land office, 1S79-86; was a representative in the legislature in 1887. 
[176 (Aug., 1887).] 

Feeeman, E. Herbbbt, journalist, b, in Hudson, Wis., Feb. 26 1853; 
came with his parents to Hastings, Minn., when a child; learned the 
printing trade; was one of the editors of the Hastings Union, 1875-80, 
and afterward established the Hastings Daily News, [4S,] 

Pbeeman, EawAHD MoNBOE, b. in St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 12, 1875; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1898; instructor and as- 
sistant professor ol boiany there, 1898-1905; professor in the College 
of Agriculture of this University since 1907, residing in St. Anthony 
Park, St. Paul. [7A; 127B.] 

Fbebman, Evbbett p., lawyer, b, in Hartford, Conn,, Jan. 22, 1837; 
was graduated at Yale College, 1860; was admitted to the bar in 1861; 
settled in Mankato, Minn., the same year; was county attorney, 1867-8 
and 1879-84; was a state senator, 1S74-5. [32; 45*; 83*.] 

FaKEMAN, Geobce W., b, in St. Ives, England, May 24, 1845; came to 
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in St. Paul, Minn, in 1887 lie became president of the firm of C. 
Gotzian and Co., boot and sboe manufacturers. [23*; 24; 95*; 9S*; 
100*.] 

Fheema?), Henry B., soldier, b. in Ohio; was commandant at Fort 
Sneiling in 1881; attaiaed the rank of colonel in 1898. Ill; 12.] 

pREEMAri, John, pioneer, b. in Northamptonshire, Bag., in 18U5; 
came to the United States and in 1855 settled in Freeborn county, 
Minn., on a claim in the township that was afterward named Freeman 
in his honor, [53,] 

Freeman, Obrik W,, lawyer, b. in Milo, Maine, July 28, 1850; was 
graduated at Maine Wesleyan Seminary, and in law at the University 
of Michigan; was admitted to the bar in 1878; settled in Adrian, No- 
bles county, Minn., in 1887, [34,] 

Fbeemax, Saml-el M,, grocer, h. in Kennebec county. Me., Sept. 1, 
1834; d. in Medford, Minn., Jan. 5, 1906. He came to Steele county, 
Minn., in 1855, settling in Medford; served in the Tenth Minnesota 
Regt. in the civil war; was postmaster after 1886. [72; 237 (39).] 

Frelin, Julius Tiieopiiilus, educator, b. in France, March 13, 1870; 
came to Minnesota, and taught in this state nine years; served in the 
Twelfth Minnesota Regt. in the Spanish- American war; engaged in 
teaching in the Philippine Islands three years; was graduated at the 
University of Minnesota, 1905; was instructor there, 1905-07, and since 
assistant professor of French. [ia7A*.] 

Fbemlisq, John, Lutheran clergyman, b, in Framniestad, Sweden, 
June 21, 1842; came to the United States in 1870, and to Welch, Minn., 
in 1882; was pastor at Vasa, Goodhue county, after 1889. [169.] 

Phemont, John Chables, explorer, b. in Savannah, Ga,, Jan. 21, 
1813; d. in New York, July 13, 1890. He was known as "The Path- 
finder," on account of bis explorations in the Rocky Mountain region; 
was nominated in 185S for president of the United States. He accom- 
panied Nicollet in 1838 on his expedition through southern and south- 
western Minnesota, [1; i*; 20',] 

French, A, B,, farmer, b. in Miciiigan in 1850; came to Minnesota, 
in 1855; resided at St. Peter; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1895, [30.] 

Fkencii, Anukew, farmer, b. in Green Lake county,' Wis,, Dec, 10, 
1859; came to Minnesota when four years old; resides at Plainview; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1891-3; and a member of the 
State Board of Equalization, 190S-08, [24; 30.] 

French, Mrs. Anne Wabkbb, author, b. in St. Paul, Oct. 14, 1869; 
was married to Charles Ellis French in 1888; author, A Woman's Will 
(1904), Susan Clegg and her Friend, Mrs. Lathrop (1904), Seeing 
France with Uncle John (liii.re), and other books; resides in St. Paul. 
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Fbesch, E. D., b. In New York in 1843; came to Mlanesota iu 1S65; 
reB.lded at Redwood Falls, and engaged in real estate business; was 
a state senator, 1895-7. [30.1 

Fresch, George D., banker, b. in Winona county, Minn., Feb. 6, 1856; 
was register of deeds for that county, 1895-1905; resides in St. Charles; 
was a state senator, 1809. [30*.] 

Fkebch. George Franklin, physician, b. in Dover, N. H., Oct. 30, 
1837; d. in Minneapolis, Jnly 13, 1897. He was graduated at Harvard 
College, 1859; was surgeon in the army, 1863-5; was brevetted lieu- 
tenant colonel at the close of the war; settled in Minneapolis In 1879; 
was president of the Minnesota Academy of Medicine after 1890. 
tl21.] 

Feench, Hiram E., teacher, b. in Iowa, Oct. 23, 1851; came to Min- 
nesota in 1857; was graduated at Northern Indiana Normal School, 
1S80; settled in Pipestone in 1584, where he was principal of the pub- 
lic schools. [34.] 

French, John R., pioneer b. in Cornwall, Eng., Oct. 9, 1835; came 
with his parents to the United States in 1844, and to Minnesota in 
1S55; was tlie first settler in Acoma, McL*od county, in 1856; serred 
in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in tlie civil war. [64,] 

pKENcir, Laf.wette, lawyer, b, in Lorain county, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1848; 
was admitted to the bar in 1872, and settled In Austin, Minn,; was 
county attorney, 1874-9; and mayor, 1885-8. [24; 79*; 111,] 

Frick, Johan.'^es B,, educator, b, in Norway, July 15, 1835; d. in 
Minneapolis, Aug. 26, 1908, He was graduated at Christlania Univer- 
sity, 1862, and the same year came to the United States; was many 
yeare a pastor in Wisconsin; became professor in theology in 1888 at 
the Luther Seminary in Minneapolis (now located at Hamliue, St. 
Paul), and was elected its president, which position he resigned on 
account of ill health in 1902. [148; 149; 169; 237 (51*),] 

Fbidley, Abram McCoemack, pioneer, b, in Steuben county, N. Y., 
May 1, 1817; came to Long Prairie la 1851 as agent for the Winne- 
bago Indians; was afterward a farmer In Manomin (now Fridley) 
township, Anoha county; in 1869 opened a large farm in Becker, Sher- 
burne county; was a representative In the legislature In 1855, 1869-71, 
and 1ST9, £18; 30; 41; 43'.] 

Feiedmank, Joseph, merchant, b. at Cold Spring, Minn,, in 1871; 
resides in Eden Valley, where he deals in real estate and g-eneral 
merchandise; was a representative in the legislature in 1907-09, [30',) 

FsiEDRicii, John Henry, grocer, b. in Red Wing, Minn., Sept. 19, 
1870; d, there Oct. 10, 1903, He served in the Thirteenth Minnesota 
Regt in the Philippine war, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. 
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Fbi.vk, FKKDEHiiK WTj.i.Am), b. in Rutland county, Vt., June 24, 1S2S; 
d. in Faribault, Minn,, March 15, 1906. He came to Minnesota, set- 
tling on a farm In Rice county, in 1854; removed to Faribault two 
years later; was auditor of Rice county. 1863-84; author of many 
papers on the History of this county. [18; 29; 70; 70A; 237 (39*).] 

Fhink, G. W.. b. in Lorraine, N. Y„ June 24, 1829; came to Minne- 
sota in territorial daye; settled on the site of Montevideo, and in 1870 
laid out the town; was a representative in the legislature in 187ii; 
engaged in milling and later owned a grocery. [30; 32.] 

Fbcsiuk, Stki-iik.v N., b. in Guilford, Conn., Oct. 6, 1824; came to 
Minnesota in 1S56; settled in Oakland, Freeborn county; engaged in 
farming, wheat buying, and conducting a lumber yard; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1879. [30; 53.] 

Frisrie, William Alitkht, journalist, b. in Daubury, Conn., Dec. 12, 
1867; was graduated at Iowa College, 1889; engaged in newspaper 
work on the staff of the Minneapolis Journal; author of juvenile books 
of fiction. [17.] 

FniT/, A.vDKKw E., b. in St. Cloud, Minn., Jan. 28, 1870; was grad- 
uated at the State Noriuai School there, 1891; manufacturer of blank 
books; was appointed state public eiaminer, 1911. [30*.] 

Fritz, Mkiiakl D., publisher, b. in Milan, Ohio, April 8, 1868; be- 
gan to learn the printer's trade In 1884; removed to South Dakota in 
1888, and established the Castlewood Republican. In 1891 he accepted 
a position with the Free Press Co., Mankato, Minn., and in 1902 pur^ 
chased an interest in the company and became its secretary and man- 
ager. [24; 25; 46.] 

Frizzei.i., Gilheht A„ b. in Canaan, Vt, July 13, 1836; came to Min- 
nesota in 1860; was treasurer of Olmsted county, 1880-83. [6fi.] 

Froc.neh, S., pioneer, b. in Norway, Feb. 28, 1824; d. in Herman, 
Minn., Feb. 5, 1905. He came to the United States in 1870, and set- 
tled in Herman in 1871; built the first store there, and was postmas- 
ter many years. [237 (35).] 

Froshauo, Saxe J., physician; settled In Minnesota in 1880; was 
graduated in medicine, 1895; resides in Benson; a state senator, 1911. 
[30*.] 

Fhoslkk, Tjiokvalii H., merchant, b. in Norway in 1865; came to 
Minnesota in 1887, and settled at Vining, Otter Tail county; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1897. [30.] 

Pbobt, Edwi\ p., teacher, b. in Charlestown, N. H., May 4, 1839; was 
graduated at Amherst College, 1865; was principal of the high school 
in Stillwater, Minn., after 1880. [40.] 

Pkost, Jamks C, b, in Rumford, Maine, Nov. il, 1816; came to Min- 
nesota in 1852, and settled In Anoka; was sheriff of Anoka county 
fourteen years; was a member of the first state legislature. [31; 41; 
43.] 
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Fkost, JonN August, Lutheran clergyman b. in Morlunda, Sw«den, 
Aug. 26, 185i; came to the United States was graduated in theoiogy 
at Augustana College, Rock Island, 111., in 1886; settled in Minne- 
sota; pastor in St. Paul since 1893, [169.] 

FaouLA, Vaclav K., educator, b. in 1873; was graduated at Chicago 
UniTeraity, 1898; engaged in teaching in Evanston and in Quincy, Dl.; 
was principal of the Central High School, St. Paul, Minn., 1907-10. 
[237 (50*).] 

PitovoLQ, K. P., b. in Eggedal, Norway, Jan. 1, 1841; came to the 
United States in 1866; settled in Benson, Minn., in 1872; was county 
auditor after 1S74. [169.] 

Fbt, Chbtstian, physician, b. in Allegany county, N. Y., Jan. 16, 
1851; was graduated in medicine at the University of Louisville, Ky., 
1874; settled In St. Paul in 1883; owned a drug store, and in 1893-1904 
was part owner of the Hotel Ryan. [24; 93A; 95*.] 

Fky, Geoege L,, merchant, b. in Bartholomew county, Ind., Nov, 14, 
1851; came to Minnesota, and was one of the first settlers in Douglas 
county, 1868; engaged in mercantile business in Osakis after 1883. 
[35.] 

pRYBEHOEE, Habeisos Eari,, lawyer, b. in Goodhue county, Minn., 
Jan. 10, 1867; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1890, 
and from its law department in 1893; resides in Minneapolis; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1903. [24; 25; 30.] 

Fbye, Pascal H., lawyer, fa. In Dracut, Mass., May 17, 1850; was 
admitted to the bar in Illinois in 1886; settled in Willmar, Minn., tlie 
same year; owned a farm in the town of Kandiyohi; was county at- 
torney, 1899-1901. [63.] 

Puciis, Edmund J., druggist, b. in Germany, 1874; came to the Unit- 
ed States and to Minnesota in 1880 with his father, settling in St. 
Paul; a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

FuHKMAKN, Henry C, b. in Saxony ui 1S30; came to the United 
States in 1850; settled In Winona, Minn, in 1867, and engaged In real 
estate and insurance business; wasa representative in the legislature 
in 1889. [30.] 

FuLiJEB, Alpheus G., pioneer, d. in Scotland, Conn., April 13, 1900. 
He came to St. Paul from Connecticut as early as 1850, and in 1856 
built and own«d a hotel there. The nest year he removed to South 
Dakota, and aided in founding the first white settlement in that state, 
at Sioux Falls, liater he resided at Fort Randall and Yankton. 
[28, X.] 

PcLLEB, Cakolink Ma<.om"kii. author, b. in Bangov, Maine; was grad- 
uated at Smith College, 1895; author of songs and books of fiction; 
resides in Minneapolis. [17.] 

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Mass., OcU 1, 1814; d. in Kansas City, Mo., June 17, ISSl. He was 
graduated at Amherst College, 1839, and Hartford Theological Sem- 
inary, 1842; was ordain«d to the ministry the following year; was 
pastor !n Micbigan, and Illinois; came to Minnesota in 1871, and was 
pastor in Saratoga, Spring Valley, and Hamilton; removed to Kansas 
■ City in 1S80. [144.] 

FuLLEB, G. W., Baptist clergyman, b. in Broome county, N. Y., Sept. 
24, 1S24; was graduated at Denison Dniversity, 1847; was a home mis- 
sionary at Chatfield, Minn., 1858-65; pastor at Lake City, 1865-72; after- 
ward engaged in nursery business in Litchfield. [65,3 

FuLLKR, Hiram J., pioneer, b. in Pomfret, N. Y„ April 27, 1824; d. in 
Mankato, Minn., July 10, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1SB2, and 
settled in Mankato; owned a farm in Lime township; was the first 
treasurer of Blue Earth county, 1853. [83; 237 (35).] 

FuT.T.FB. Jane Gay, b. in Windham, Conn.; came to Minnesota in 
1854; traveled extensively through the territory, and collected many 
Indian legends, which she afterward wrote in poetry; author also of 
many short poems and magazine articles. [165.] 

Fuller, Jerome, judge, b. in Litchfield county, Conn., in 1803; d. in 
Brockport, N, Y., in 1880. He was admitted to the har in 1835; was 
appointed chief justice of the territory of Minnesota in 1851, and 
filled the position one year. [168 {Marcii, 1892) ; 237 (1).] 

Fuller, M. C, b. in New York in 1827; came to Minnesota in 1865, 
and settled on a farm at Rochester the nest year; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1873. [30,] 

Fuller, M. J., farmer, b, in Irasburg, Vt, July 1, 1840; came to Min- 
nesota in 1S59; resided in Lake City; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1S79. [30.] 

Puller, Wheaton M., journalist, b. in 1S63 at Little Falls, Minn., 
and d. there, Oct. 31, 1908. He was editor and publisher of the Little 
Falls Transcript, and vice president of the Little Falls Electric and 
Water Power Company; representative in the legislature in 1893, and 
a state senator, 1895-7. [30; 237 (51).] 

Fullertos, Samuel Febousos, b. in Charlemont, Scotland, Feb. 2, 
1858; came to the United States with his parents while still a child, 
and in 1879 settled in Duluth. In 1895 he was appointed a member of 
the state board of Game and Fish Commissioners. [26*; 27*; 100*.] 

Fulmeb, Nelson B., b, in Onondaga county, N. Y., May 19, 1843; 
came to Minnesota in 1865; was admitted to the i)ar in Alexandria in 
1S73; was attorney of Douglas county; removed to St. Cloud in 1880, 
where he was general agent for the McCormick Machine Company. 
[31.] 

FutTON, Samuel G., b. in Medford, Mass., Sept. 7, 1851; came to 
Minnesota In 1872; settled at Northern Pacific Junction, later named 
Carlton; was a representative in the legislature in .1877. [30.] 



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PCLTOK, Thomas C, lawyer, b. in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1871; came to 
Minnesota the next year; was graduated at Corn«ll University in 1895, 
and later from Its law department; resides at White Bear Lake; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1899 and 1903-05. [30*.] 

Funk, Wili.um Ar.iiKRT, lawyer, b. in La Salle county, III., Feb.-25, 
1854; was admitted to the bar in 1875; came to Minnesota in 1887, 
practiced eight years in Lakefield, and in 1895 removed to Mankato. 
[24; 25; 26'; 34; 38; 46.] 

FuBBEB, JoSEi-n E„ pioneer, b. in Wolfborough, N. H„ May 13, 1840; 
d. in Detroit, Minn., March 21, 1897. He came to Minnesota in 18S8; 
engaged in mercantile business in Detroit after 1875. [44.] 

Forbes, Joseph W., pioneer, b. in Farmington, N. H., Aug. 29, 1814; 
d. in Cottage Grove, Minn., July 10, 1884. He came to the St. Croix 
valley in 1840, and settled on a farm at Cottage Grove; was a member 
ot the territorial legislature in 1849 and in 1857, being its speaker; 
was appointed marshal of the territory in 1851. [28, DC; 29; 40; 41; 
131.1 

FuBBEH, P. P., pioneer, b. in Farmington, N. H.,'in 1788; d. in Cot- 
tage Grove, Minn., Jan. 28, 1871. He settled in Cottage Grove in 
1849; i^ter resided in St. Paul and Prescott, Wis. [238 (Jan. 31, 
1871).] 

FuBBER, Saml'el W., pioneer, b. in Farmington, N. H., May 2, 1819; 
settled at Cottage Grove, Minn., in 1860; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1862. [40; 41; 124.] 

PoRtoKG, John J., farmer, b. in County Tipperary, Ireland, Feb, 2, 
1849; came with his parents to the United States when three years 
old. They settled in 1856 in Minnesota on a farm near Austin, wbere 
he still resides. In 1887 he was a representative in the legislature, 
and again in 1891-5, [22*; 24; 30: fi5A*: 166A*.] 

Fust, Ciiarij.:^, b. in Germany in 1832; came to Minnesota in 1869; 
resided in Minneapolis; was a representative in the legislature in 
1901. [30.] 

Gabhielson,' Gaohikl, merchant, b. in Norway, Sept. 15, 1825; came 
to the United States in 1854; opened the first store in Newbnrg, Pill- 
more county, Minn. [52.] 

Gaob, Aihusos, Jh., journaiist, b. in Westfield, Mass., in. 1857; d. in 
iiTioka, Minn., Sept. 17, ISSS. He came to Minnesota with his par- 
ents; was graduated at the State University, 1879; the next year be- 
came managing editor of the Minneapolis Evening Journal. [237 (It.] 

Gage, Georgk M., educator, b. in WaterEord, Maine, Aug. 22, 1834; 
settled in Mankato, Minn., in 1868; was in charge of the state normal 
school until 1872; then removed to St. Paul, and was superintendent 
o( the city schools two years; later engaged in publication of educa- 
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O.Ai^NOy, Makcei,. yioiieer, I), in Canada, Aug, 17, lS2a; was employed 
by tbe American Fur CoTnisany several years; settled in Stillwater. 
MitiD., in 1845; engaged in lumbering; served in a Minnesota Inde- 
pendent Battalion, 1863-6. [41.] 

Gatxes, Ai.vix De>n[s, educator, b. in Berkshire, Vt,, June, 1S50; 
was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1880; came to Mitineaota. and 
taught school in Spring Valley and Glenville; was superintendent of 
schools for Douglas county, 1S90-4; professor in the School of Agri- 
culture, University Of Minnesota, 1895-8; has since engaged in real 
estate business in Minneapolis. [127 (lO'i; 241.] 

Gainey, p. H., farmer, b, in Winona county, Minn., in 1S63; resides 
in Elba; was a representative in the legislature in 1901. [:10.] 

G\i,F, Amobt, Baptist clergyman, b. in Royalston, Mass., Aug. 21> 
1815: d. in Joppa, Palestine, Nov. 25, 1874. He was graduated at 
Brown University, 1843, and Newton Theological Seminary, 1846; 
came to Minneapolis in 1857, and was pastor of the First Baptist 
church on^year; later was general missionary for Minnesota of the 
American Baptist Home Mission Society, 1S5l*-T4. [iX; 141; 142; 23" 
(D.l 

Gai.e, En.iri:Ni>, Congregational clergyman, b, in England, Nov, 12, 
1821; d. In St. Paul, March 19, 1899. He came to the United States; 
was ordained to the ministry in IS56; was pastor of a church in Fari- 
bault, Minn., 1866-T3, and again in lSSl-91, and in Medford. 1894-6; 
afterward resided in St. Paul. [70; 70A; 143 (1898*); 144.] 

Galk, Edward Chenkrv, lawyer, b, in Minneapolis, Aug. 21, 1862; 
was graduated at Yale University, 1884, and at Harvard law school; 
was admitted to tbe bar in 1888; resides in Minneapolis. [85A*; 137.] 
Gale, Hakij>w A., b. in Worcester, Mass.; d. in Minneapolis, Dec. 
14, 1901. He was graduated at Union College, N, Y., in 1856; set- 
tled in Minneapolis the same year; engaged in real estate business; 
in 1872 bought and platted Gale's first addition to Minneapolis, and 
in 1873 the second. [58; 237 (19).] 

Gale, Harlow Stearns, educator, b. in Minneapolis, June 29, 1862; 
graduated at Yale College, 1885;; studied iu Leipzig and Berlin, Ger- 
many, 1890-4; was instructor in psychology in the University of Min- 
nesota, 1895-1903; later assistant in the city engineer's department, 
MinneapoUs. [74; 127 (9*); 127B; 241.] 

Gale, James H., soldier, b. in Maryland; attained the rank of cap- 
tain in 1817; was commandant at Fort Snelling, 1829-31, when he 
resigned from the army. [11; 12.] 

Gale, Samkkl Chester, b. Royalston, Mass., Sept. 15, 1827; was 
graduated at Yale college, 1854; came to Minneapolis In 1857, and dur- 
ing many years was prominent in real estate, loan and insurance 
business; was one of the founders of the Minnesota Academy of Nat- 
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Gallaohbe, Peteb Joseph, R. C. clergyman, b. in County Mayo, Ire- 
land, Sept. 7, 1854; came to the United States when ten years old, and 
to Minnesota in 1866; entered the priesthood in 1877; was pastor in 
St. Paul, and since 1889 in Winona. [24; 77.] 

Galley, Hekby, furniture manufa,cturer, b. in England, Dec. 24, 1833; 
d. lu Royalton, Minn., in Oct., 1904. He came to the United Statea 
in 1850, and to Minnesota five years later; in 1863 settled at Elk River. 
[31; 237 (35*).] 

Galpin, Geoboe, M. E. clergyman, b, in Pennsylvania in 1818; came 
to Minnesota in 1853; joined the Minnesota Conference in 1859; was 
pastor at Minnetonka, Montevideo, Marshal!, and Redwood Falls; after 
ward resided in Minneapolis. [180 (Oct. 7, 1896*).] 

Gai-t, William Wilev, farmer, b. In Minnesota in 1855; resides at 
Myrtle, Freeborn county; was a representative in the legislature in 
1899. [30; 237 (38*).] 

Galtieb, Lucian, R. G. priest, b. in France, 1811; d. at Prairie du 
Chien, Wis., Feb. 21, 1866. He studied theology in his native land; 
came to the United States in 1838, with a band of misalonariea; was 
ordained priest at Dubuque In 1840, and the same year settled at 
Mendota, Minn. He built a log chapel, which he dedicated to St. Panl, 
in 1841, from which the city of St. Paul received its name. In 1844 
he removed to Keokuk, Iowa, and four years later returned to France. 
Afterward he again came to America, and resided at Prairie du Chien 
until his death. [28, III, IV*; 94; 108; 145; 146'.] 

Galvsha, Reuben Bar^iey, lawyer, b. in Shaftsbury, Vt., Sept. 10, 
1832; d. In Rochester, Mian., Aug. 10, 1902. He was admitted to the 
bar in 1857, and the next year settled in St. Paul; was attorney foi^ 
the St. Paul, Minneapolis, and Manitoba railway twelve years. [93; 
124; 237 (19*).] 

GALvrs, Henby, pioneer, b. in Westmeath county, Ireland, in 1820; 
d. in St. Paul, April 27, 1903. He came to St. Paul in 1854; was a 
member of the police force, 1856-1881; later was sergeant-at-arms 
for the "city council. [237 (38*).] 

Ga:>(diiud, Peteb A., merchant, b. In Northfleld, Minn., April 27, 1868; 
settled in Kandiyohi county in 1892; was a representative in the legis- 
iatnre, 1901-05. [30*; 63*.] 

Gannett, William Chakning, Unitarian clergyman, b. in Boston, 
Mass., March 13, 1840; was graduated at Harvard College, 1860, and 
Harvard Divinity School, 1868; was pastor in St. Paul, Minn,, 1877-83, 
and in Rochester, N. Y., 1889-1908; author of numerous books and 
pamphlets. [17.1 

Gabdeker, Patrick S., farmer, b. in I..imerick, Ireland, May 8, 1828; 
came to the United States in 1S50, and to Minnesota in 1857; served 
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rank of captain; resided at Lake Washington, Le Sueur county; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1877. [30.] 

Gard;ver, E. p., druggist, b, in Monson, Mass., in 1817; came to Min- 
nesota in 1873, and settled on a farm in New Auburn, Stbley county; 
five years later remoyed to the village, where he was postmaster and 
owned a drug store. [32.] 

Gabdneb, Geobge T., druggist, b. in Albion, N, Y., Aug. IS, 1848; set- 
tled in Albert Lea, Minn., in 1873; was clerk of the district court of 
Freeborn county 1881 88 [53 ] 

Gahd-slh Ceokge WAMHt\(.ioN banker, b. in Columbia, 111., Feb. 22, 
1R62 came with his parents to Hastings, Minn., when two years old; 
after 1891 was president of the First National Bank of Hastings; re- 
sides in St Paul [5e« ] 

Gamdnlb J 'Uflles b m South Lancaster, Conn,, April 9, 1841; 
u m California Maj S lS7fi He came to Minnesota in 1860; served 
as pajmaster m the U S navy 1863-5; engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness and milling m Minneapolis [238 (May 6, 1876).] 

GARDNER Stephen miller and banker, h. in Bolton, Mass., Dec. 7, 
1806 d in Hastings Minn Marcb, 1889. He came to Minnesota in 
1864 settling at Hast ngs where the same year he built the Vermil- 
lion flouilog mill celebrated many years for its high grade of flour; 
traa president of banks in Hastings, Minneapolis, and Cannon Falls. 
[IS* 21 48 =i6* 168 (March 15 1889).] 

G^RLiM Naih*mll first sheriil of Waseca county, 1857-9; engaged 
in mercantile business in Wilton, 1864-8; afterward resided in Wa- 
seca; was drowned in Clear Lake in 1880. [75,] 

Gaelock, William, h. in Montgomery, N. Y„ Jan. 15, 1818; d. in 
Winona, Minn., July 11, 1894. He settled there in 1856; was a dealer 
in grain; and was one of the organizers, and a director, of three 
banks. [76; 77; 78.] 

Gabrabd, Israel, b. in Ohio, Oct. 22, 1825; d. in Frontenac, Minn., 
Sept, 31, 1901. He was graduated at Harvard College, and at the 
Cincinnati law school; purchased and settled upon a large estate at 
Frontenac, on Lake Pepin, in 1854; raised a company of Ohio troops 
for the civil war; served as colonel in tiie Seventh Ohio Regt., and 
was promoted to be brigadier general. H« was widely known for his 
liberality, and for bis aristocratic and luxurious mode of life. [54; 
237 (14*, 17*).] 

Gakbabd, Lewis H., farmer and author, b. In Cincinnati, Ohio, June, 
1829; d, at Lakewood, N. Y., July, 1887. He visited Minnesota in 1854, 
and in 1858 settled in Frontenac, where he had a farm of 5,000 acres; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1859; removed to Lake City 
in 1870, and was for three years president of tlie First National Bank 
there; resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, after 1880. [18; 30; 54*; 237 (2).] 



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Gabbatt, Wilson C, pioneer, b, in Canada in 1830; came to Fillmore 
county, Minn., in 1853, being one of tile first settlers; served in the 
Second Minnesota Regt. in tbe eivii war; afterward helped to organize 
Jaclison county, and was its register of deeds eight years; removed to 
Fountain, Fillmore county, in 187S; engaged in selling furniture and 
flour. [52.] 

Garhettt, Pbask Dili.os, b. in Ireland, Feb. i, 1827; d. in St. Paul, 
Minn., Sept. 1, 1911. He came to the United States at an early age; 
served as lieutenant in the 15th Kentucliy Regt,, 1861-3, and in the 
regular army, 1865-93, retiring with the ranli of major; was recruit- 
ing offlcer in St, Paul, 1886-8, aad afterward made this city his tome. 
[121,] 

Gashish, Chakles, died in St. Charles, Minn.. Jan., 1903. He settled 
in Winona county in 1855; was a member of the state constitutional 
convention, 1857. [237 (28).] 

Gabeison, Johs, pioneer, b. in Broome county, N. Y., March 14, 1S02; 
d". in Mantorviile, Minn., June 21, 1S71. He settled in Dodge county in 
1855; owned a farm, and engaged in mercantile business in Mantor- 
viile. [49.] 

Garrisox, Oscar E., civil engineer, b. at Fort Ann, N. Y., July 21, 
1825; d. on his farm in Crow Wing county, Minn., April 2, 18S6. He 
came to Minnesota in 1850; explored Lake Minnetonka, and built the 
first house upon its baaks; surveyed and platted the village of Way- 
zata in 1S54; removed to St. Cloud in 1S60; served in tlie Northern 
Rangers against the Sioux, 1862. [31; 41; 237 (1).] 

GAKramE, F. E., b. In Bradford county. Pa., in 1862; came to Minne- 
sota in 1884; settled in Winona; v^as postmaster there eight years; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1909. [30*.] 

Gabver, James Ai.exandek, physician, b. in Hamilton, Ohio, March 
19, 1814; d. in Wasioja, Minn., Dec. 15, 1901. He came to Minnesota 
in 1856, settling in Wasioja; served as surgeon in Indiana regiments 
during the civil war; removed to Dodge Center in 1875. [18; 49; 
156.] 

Gabvix, Cuables Pheiikhick, M. E. clergyman, b. In Essex, Vt., in 
1827; d. in St. Paui, Minn., Feb, 14, 1909. He Joined the Vermont con- 
ference; came to Minnesota in 1867; was pastor in many places, and 
after 1881 resided in Hamline, St. Paul. [237 (56*).] 

Gaskill, James R. M., physician, b, in Madison county. 111., in 1830; 
was graduated at McKendree college, 1843, and in the medical depart- 
ment of the Missouri State University, 1854; was surgeon in an Illi- 
nois regiment, 1864-5; settled in Marine ,Minn., in 1855; was a repre- 
sentative in the first state legislature, and also in 1872-3. [29*; 30; 
40; 41.] 

Gates, Ezra W., miller and farmer, b. in Waukon, Wis., Jan. 9, 1851; 
came to Minnesota with his parents in 1S57; resides at Garden City: 
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Gatb.s, H. N,, CongregatioDal clergyman, h. in Fowler, N. Y., May 
31, 1820; was graduated at Union College, 1846. and Hartford Theo- 
logical Seminary, 3850; engaged in missionary work at Detroit and 
other Minnesota towns after 1872. [44.] 

Gates, Joseph A., piiyslclaD, b. in Olmsted county, Minn., Sept. 11, 
1870; was graduated in medicine at ttie University of Minnesota, 
1895; settled in Kenyon; built the Kenyon telephone exchange in 
1901; was a representative in tlie legislature. 1905-09. [24; 26*; 30*; 
56.] 

(Satks, Oi.jvkh H., educator, b. in Adams eoimty. Pa., in 1860; en- 
gaged in leaching in Pennsylvania, 1S86-8; later taught in North Da- 
kota Indian Schools until 1899, then becoming superintendent of the 
Vermilion Lake Training School tor Indians, at Tower, Minn. [37] 

CiATKN, W. Ai.MON-T, lawyer, h. in Middlefield, Ohio, in 1854; was 
graduated at Oberlin College, 1878; was admitted to the bar in 1881, 
and came to Minnesota the same year; was attorney of Sank Center; 
after 1887 resided in St. Paul; was agent for the state in relation to 
hospitals for the insane; removed to California in 190:1. [93; 111*; 
237 (33*).] 

Gatks, Warhbn", pioneer, h. in Bennington county, Vt., Jan. 31, 1S28; 
was the first settler in Alma City, Waseca county, Mtnn.. 1R65; en- 
gaged in the manufacture of wagons. [75.] 

Gaitouan, James Hbn-ky, R. C. priest, b. Feli. 2T, 1855; was educated 
in Catholic schools of Wisconsin and Minnesota, and studied theology 
in Canada; was ordained priest in 18S3, and after 1900 was pastor of 
St. Joseph's church. Red Wing. [2fi'.] 

Gai'i.t, Z. S., banker, b. in Lyons, N. Y,, Feb. 19. 1843; came to Min- 
nesota in 1853, and lived at Traverse des Sioux; was elected register 
of deeds for Nicollet county in 1870, and county auditor, 1873; was 
cashier of the Nicollet County Bank after 1885. [237 (45*>.] 

GAUsEwrrsi, Wii.i.iam, pharmacist, b. in Manitowoc county, Wis., in 
1863; came to Minnesota in 1884, and resides in Owatonna; was a 
member of the state senate, 1S99-1902. [30; 72,] 

Gausta, Hekh.jokn N., artist, b. in Telemavken, Norway, in 18a4; 
came with his parents to the United States in 1867; settled in Min- 
neapolis in 1889. He is well known as a portrait painter. [169.] 

Gai'tiukk, John B., pioneer, b. in New York in 1803; was one of the 
original contractors of the Brie canal; came to St. Paul in 1838; plat- 
ted an addition to West St. Paul; died in 1SS4. [94,] 

Gay, Picard dc, French explorer; accompanied Hennepin and Ako 
on a voyage to explore llie sources of the Mississippi in 1680, They 
discovered the Falls of St. Anthony, which were named by Hennepin. 
They were captured by the Indians, but were released and returned 
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GAYiflBD, NEL80N BsEMAN, farmer and miller, b. ia Pennsylvania, 
Not. 1, 1823; d. at Belvidere Mills, Minn., Dec. 27, 1903. He came to 
Goodhue county, Minn., in 1855; erected a grist mill in 1S61, and was 
instrumental in establishing BelTldere Mills postoffice in 1878, of 
which he was postmaster many years. [54; 237 (35).] 

Geae, Ezekiel Gilbert, Episcopal clergyman, b. in Middletown, 
Conn., Sept. 13, 1793; d. in MinneapoUs, Oct. 13, 1873. He was or- 
dained to the ministry in 1814; was appointed chaplain at Fort Snell- 
ing in 1837; was transferred to Fort Bipley in 1860, and seven years 
later was placed on the retired list because of his advanced age. 
[28, Xn*; 59; 85; 152A*; 237 (1).] 

GE4REY, E. C, farmer, b. in Hudson, N. Y., June 11, 1841; served in 
the l*9th N. V. Regt. in the civil war, becoming lieutenant colonel; 
came to Minnesota In 1865, and settled in Plainview; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1879. [30.] 

Gkahhabt, Nathaniel Alwarii, lawyer, b, in Livingston county, N. 
Y., Sept. 25, 1843; d. Jan. 10, 1906. He served in the 104th N. Y. Regt, 
1861-4; came to Minnesota in 1887, and settled in Duluth; was admit- 
ted to the bar, and practiced ten years; was judge of the municipal 
court, 1898-1904. [Ill; 241.] 

GfiDDES, Georob, merchant, b. in Albany, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1836; settled 
In Anoka, Minn., in 1869; was auditor of Anolta county, 1881-S4. [31; 
43.] 

Oeddes, Thomas Timothy, merchant, b, in Frankfort, III., Sept. 9, 
1860; came with his parents to Anolta, Minn., in 1869, where he has 
since resided. [24; 43*.] 

Geddes, WIEJ.IAM H., lawyer, b. in Albany, N. Y., Nov. 28, 1855; d. 
in Rochester, Minn., Oct. 10, 1911. He came with his parents to Blue 
Earth county, Minn., In 1864; engaged in newspaper work in Man- 
hato and studied law, and in 1S91 was admitted to the bar. In 1898 
his brother, Charles D. Geddes, joined him in the legal firm of W. R. 
and C. D. Geddes. [46; 237 (67*).] 

GBDNBf, Matthias A., b. in New York city, Oct. 24, 1823; 4. in Min- 
neapolis, Feb. 2(1, 1905. He settled there in 1879, and established a 
large pickling business, [237 (35*).] 

Geib, Johs, b. in Prussia in 1834; d. in Winthrop, Minn,, in 1901. 
He came to the United States when eight years old; settled in Hen- 
derson, Minn,, in 1855; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war; engaged in milling, and later in farming; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1878. [30; 32; 237 (14).] 

Geissel, George, farmer, b. in Bavaria in 1844; came to Minnesota 
in 1856; served in the Third Ohio Light Artillery during the civil war; 
settled in Morrison county, Minn,; was a state senator, 1S91-3. [30; 
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Geisbler, Johs M., farmer, b. in Wurteniberg, Germany, in. 1829; 
came to tbe United States in 1847, and settled in Minnesota ten years 
later; served in tbe Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; resides 
at Nuada, Freeborn county; was a representative in the legislature, 
1893-5. [30.1 

Gesis, J. B, M., R. C. priest, b. near Lyons, France, Nov. 4, 1B39; 
came to America in 1S60; had chaise of a mission in northern Canada, 
and later among the Sioux on the Red river; settled in Dultuh in 
1S73. [31.] 

Gems, Clvioe, R C priest, b. in France, Oct. 4, 1838; d. in Min- 
neapolis, July 27, 1910 He was ordained a priest in 1861; came to 
the United States in 1S63, settling in Minnesota; engaged in mission- 
arj work five years, was pastor in Austin, 1869-74; in Faribault, !S74- 
S2, and later in Graceville, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other places in 
this state [70. 146. 241] 

Gentry. WiiiiAM T, soldier, b. in 1832 in Indiana; d. at Fort Snell- 
Ing. Minn . June 28, 1S8S He was graduated at the U. S. Military 
Academy m 185G, was brevetted lieutenant colonel in 1884; and was 
commandant at Foit Snellmg. 1884-5. [11; 12; 13; 121.] 

Geosiif, Aioi^T F, b In Hanover, Germany, Jan. 31, 1857; came to 
the United States m l'*74, settled in Ada, Minn., in 1880, and engaged 
in mercantile business, was the first treasurer of Norman county, 
1882-3, and county auditor, 1887-93. [35.] 

Georcl. Jamili. law^ei. b. in Alexandria,, N. Y., May 27, 1S19; d. in 
Rochester, Minn, March 7, 1881. He was admitted to the bar in 1844; 
served through the Mexican war, attaining the rank of captain; was 
colonel of the Second Minnesota Regt., 1862-4. He came to Minnesota 
m 1804, settling on a farm in Olmsted county, near the present city 
of Rochester. [18; eg; 237 (1).] 

George, Peru?, farmer, b, in Sheldon, N. Y., April 8, 1847; came to 
Minnesota in 1861; resided In Lake City; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1879. [30.] 

Gebber, 3. W., hardware merchant, b. in Oneida county, N. Y.. Nov. 
12, 1854; settled in Luverne, Minn., in 1878, owned a store, and had 
many other financial interests. [34; 71.] 

Gerdtze^, Ersst AixjT.pii, lawyer, b. in Hamburg, Germany, April 
28. 1822; d. in Winona, Minn.. Dec. 18. 1895. He came to th« United 
Sta.te8 in 1848. and settled in Winona in 1856; was clerk of the dis- 
trict court seventeen years. [23*; 76.] 

Gere, Thomas Parke, civil engineer, b. in Wellsburg, N. Y., Sept. 
10. 1842; d. in Chicago, 111.. Jan. 8, 1913. He came with his parents to 
Minnesota when ten years old; resided in Chatfleld; served in the 
Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the Indian and civil wars; became general 
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neapolls and Omaha railroad in 1882; removed to Sioux City, Iowa, 
and later to Chicago. [52; 68; 237 (6S).] 

GsatKEN, John. b. in Germany, Nov. 11, 1842; d. in Henderson, Minn., 
July 3, 1904. He came to the United States in 1848, and to Minnesota 
in 1859; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt., 1862-5; was mayor of 
Henderson five years, and county treasurer four years. [32; 237 
(35).] 

Geblaoh, George N., building contractor, b. July 3, 1857, in St, Paul, 
where he still resides; was a representative In tlie legislature in 3S95. 
[30.] 

Gerlich, H. H., farmer, b. in Wisconsin in 1845; came to Manltato. 
Minn., in 1S68, and eleven years later settled in Decoria; was a rep- 
resentative in the legislature in 1875. [32.] 

Gebould, James TnATER, librarian, b. la Goffstown, N. H., Oct. 3, 
1872; was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1895; engaged in library 
work in several universities; librarian of the University of Minne- 
sota since 1906. [85A; 127A*, B.] 

Gkhbisit, CnJiSJ^s, pioneer, b. in Canterbury, N. H.; settled in Sara- 
toga, Winona county, Minn., in 1855} was a member of the state con- 
stitutional convention, 1857; removed from his farm to St. Charles in 
1876. [76.] 

Geesbth, KstiT, educator, b. in Norway, Sept. 16, 1865; came to tlte 
United States in 1871 ; was graduated at the University of Minne- 
sota, 1893, and later at the University of Heidelberg, Germany; was 
principal of Glenwood Academy, Glenwood, Minn., 1898-1902, and later 
professor of history in Luther CoH^e, Decorah, Iowa. [1*8,] 

Gbrstexhatjeh, Buobke, journalist, b. in Rhoda, Germany,- May 2, 
1834; d. in Winona, Minn., Dec. 10, 1910. He came to the United 
States fn 1850, and to Minnesota in 1856; settled in New Ulm, and 
aided in founding a newspaper that is now the New Ulm Pioneer; 
served in the First Minnesota battery in the civil war; after 1873 pub- 
lished the Winona Adler, and later was employed on the Westlicher 
Herald in Winona till 1909. [237 (62).] 

Gervais, Basil, b. in St. Paul, Sept. 4, 1839, being the first child 
born there of white parents. When fourteen years old, he commenced 
rafting logs down the Mississippi, and afterward engaged in farming 
near White Bear lake. [68; 94; 237 (6*, 42'); 238 (May 6, 1S94*).] 

Gbrvais, Ben,7amij\", pioneer, b. at Riviere du Loup, Canada, July 
15, 1786; d. in New Canada, Minn,, Jan, 1876. He settled on the Red 
river in the Selkirk Colony in 1812; came to Fort Sneliing in 1827; 
and when settlers were ordered to leave the military reservation, in 
1838. he opened a farm in what is now St. Paul. [28, IV; 237 (1).] 

Gervais, Skvere, pioneer, b. at St. Boniface, Canada, Aug. 11, 1829; 
came with his parents to St. Paul in 1836; owned a farm in Little 
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Gksnek, N. a., b, in New York in WM: served in the 40th N. Y. 
Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; set- 
tled in Lake City, Minn., in 18e(<; was a reiireseiUative in the legisla- 
ture in 1873, [ISO.] 

GETfHELi,, N.\Ti[ANLKi., farmer, b. in Wesley, Maine, Nov. 9, 182S; 
cam« to Minnesota in 1852. and three years later was one of the 
fotinders of the town of Brockway, Stearns county; served in the Min- 
nesota Mounted Rangers, 1862-3. [31.] 

Getchbll, Wakbex H., pioneer, h. In Bloonifieid, Maitie, Feb, 25, 
1825; came to Minnesota in 185f>; owned a farm tn Afton. WashinRton 
county; removed to Minneapolis in 1882; was secretary of the Twin 
City Iron Works, [174*.l 

Getman-, Jesrv E., b. in West Monroe, N. Y„ Oct. 25, 1837; came to 
Minnesota in 185S; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; settled in Kasson in 1877; was sheriff of Dodge county four 
terms. [W.] 

Getty, Damm., h. in Ireland, Feb. 16, 1826; d, at White Bear, Minn., 
Nov. 13, 1903. He came with his parents to the United States in 
1833, and to Minnesota in 1855; settled at White Bear in 1864; estab- 
lished the White Bear Mencantile Co. [237 (28).] 

Getty, Geob«b Franklin, lawyer, b. near Grantsville, Md., Oct. 17, 
1855; was graduated at the Ohio Normal University, 1S79, and in law 
at the University of Michigan, 1882; came to Minnesota in 1884, set- 
tling in Minneapolis. 120; 23*; 25; 26*.} 

Getty, John* Jkrhmk, farmer, b. in Onondaga county, N. Y., Sept. 15, 
1821; came to Minnesota in 1853; was founder of the township of 
Getty, Stearns county, in 1857. 131.] 

Gkykrman.v, Peter, merchant, b. tn WaldescU, Germany, Dec, i:i, 
1825; came to the United States in 1851, and to Minnesota in 1855. 
Two years later he built a store in Shakopee, and carried on a trade 
in general merchandise many years. [18.] 

Gmeex, Edward Hk'Kmax, rear admiral, U. S, navy, b. in Delaware 
county, Pa., Dec. 11, 1845; was graduated at the U. S, Naval Academy, 
1867; sewed in the navy forty years, and retired at liis own request 
in 1902; later resided in St. Paul. [17; 24.1 

GnoBTLEY, Hakky, b. In Berkley, Eng., Jan. 28, 18-14; came to Min- 
nesota when ten years old; served in the First Minnesota Regt. in 
the civil war; resided in Henneiun county; was a brick mason; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1878. [30.] 

GimOTN, Homer E., educator, b. in Marlon county, W, Va., in 1847; 
d. in Baudette, Minn,, Nov. 5, 191)5, He served in the SntU and other 
Ohio regiments in the civil war; came to Minnesota In 1873; resided 
in Ottawa, Le Sueur county, and was superintendent of schools for 
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Gibbon, John, brigadier general, b. near Holmesburg, Pa„ April 26, 
1827; d. in Baltimore, Md., Feb. 6, 1896, He was graduated at the U. 
S. military academy at West Point in 1847; served in the civil war; 
was temporarily located at Fort Snelling, Minn., in 1878, and was its 
commandant during parts of 1880-2; was commander.in-chlef of the 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion at the time of iis death. [11; 
12; 13; 121; 237 0').1 

GiBBS, Heman R., pioneer, b. ia Chittenden county, Vt., March 16, 
1815; d. in St. Anthony Park, Minn., Nov. 19, 189L He settled there 
upon a farm in 1849. [174*.] 

Gjebs, Mks. Jake j>e Bow Stevbks, b. in New lorl about 1*^28 caroe 
to Minnesota with the family of the Presbjterian missionaiv Rev J 
D. Stevens, in 1835; resided at various mission stations was mar 
ried when twenty years old to Heman R. Gibbs and settled on. a claim 
at St. Anthony Parlt, where they afterward resided being the first 
white settlers there, [174*; 237 (7).] 

GiBBa, John La Poete, lieutenant governor b in Bradford county 
Pa., May 3, 1838; d. in Owatonna, Minn., Nov 38 1908 He was grad 
uated at Susquehanna Collegiate Institute l'^60 and m law at the 
' University of Michigan, 1861; came to Albert Lea Minn m 1861 and 
soon afterward settled on a farm in Geneva was a repre'^entatlve in 
In the legislature, 1864-B, and again in 18T6 '' and ISS^i being speaker 
of the House during his last two terms. In 1897-9 he was lieutenant 
governor of the state. [22*; 27*; 30; 53; 53A*; 237 (51*); 238 (Oct. 
4, 1896*).] 

GiBBS, John P., h. In Jennings county, Ind., Feb. 19, 1840; d. in St. 
Paul, Feb. 16, 1903. He served in the 26th Indiana Regt. in the civil 
war; came to Minnesota in 1866; settled on a farm in New Haven, 
Meeker county, and later resided at Bird Island; was commissioner 
of Itasca Park after 1901. [237 (28).] 

GiBBS, Ohveb, Jb., horticulturist, b. in Vermont in 1832; served in 
the Second Wisconsin cavalry in the civil war; settled in Lake City, 
Minn., in 1869; was secretary of the Minnesota State Horticultural 
Society after 1881; was superintendent of Minnesota exhibits at the 
Cotton Centennial Exposition, In New Orleans, 1884'5; removed to 
Prescott, Wis. [74.] 

GiBEAir, Samvel, b. In Illinois, April 3, 186S; came to Minnesota 
with his parents in 1875; settled in Lambert, Red Lake county, in 
1890; opened a store, and was postmaster; was county register of 
deeds, 1899-1905. (38*.] 

Gibson, Ciiaklem, lawyer, b. in Montgomery county, Va., in 1825; 
studied law, and was admitted to the bar in St. Louis; was promi- 
nent in Missouri politics as a Unionist, at the time o£ the civil war; 
spent many summers in Minnesota after 1860, and planned and owned 
the Hotel St. Louis on Lake Minnetonka. [60*.] 



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GiKSON, Frederic M., physician, b. in Binghamton, N. Y., in 1856; 
was graduated in medicin-e at the [Jiiiversity of Michigan, 1S84; later 
studied in Europe; settled in Minneapolis; was homoeopathic pro- 
fessor of opitlialmology in the University of Minnesota, 1895-1904, 
[127 (10*).] 

Gibson. Fremont S., b. in Essex county, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1856; set- 
tled in Luveme, Minn.; was proprietor of a hank at Beaver Creek 
after 1885, and also owned flouring mills. [34.] 

Gibson. James S., pbyaician, b, in Ayr, Ontario, Nov. 9, 1842; came 
with hie parents to Minnesota in 1853; was graduated at Chicago 
Medical College, 1869; settled in Atwater in 1873. [63*.] 

Gibson, Otis W., physician, b. in Wellsboro, Pa., in 1839; served in 
the U. S. army as surgeon, 1861-6; came to Minnesota In 1867; was 
a state senator, 1887-9; resided at Austin, and was its mayor in 188S. 
[30.] 

Gibson, Pakih, b. in Brownfield, Me., July 1, 1830; was graduated at 
Bowdoin college, 1851; settled in Minneapolis, 1858; tiuilt the first 
flouring mill there; removed to Fort Benton, Montana, in 1879, and 
was the founder of the city of Great Falls in 1882; was U. S. senator 
from Montana, 1901-05. [3; 17; 237 US*, 63).] 

GmsoR, Reuben B., pioneer, h. in New Hampshire; settled on a 
Claim in Hennepin county; was a representative in the first state leg- 
islature. [59.] 

GiDDiNna, Artiidb E., judge, b. in- Anoka, Minn., Oct. 2, 1867; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1889, and from its college 
of law, 1892; settled in Anoka; was city attorney, and later county 
attorney two terms; judge o£ the Eighteenth judicial district since 
1899. [24; 25; 30; 43.] 

GiiHHSdS, AuKOKA W., physlcian, b. in Williams field, Ohio, Nov. 2, 
1830; was graduated at the Albany Medical School, 1854, and settled 
in Anoka, Minn., the same year. [18; 25; 43.] 

GiBMNoe, John L, b. in Williamsfleld, Ohio, March 7, 1835; came to 
Minnesota in 1854, and settled in Anoka in 1860; removed to New 
York in 1864, but returned to Anoka eight years later, and engaged in 
the manufacture of doors, sash, and blinds. [31.] 

Gideon, Peter M., liorticulturiet, b. In Champaign county, Ohio, Feb. 
9, 1820; came to Minnesota in 1853, settling on tile south shore of 
Lake Minnetonka at Gideon's bay; engaged in planting and cultivat- 
ing apples and other fruits; was superintendent of the State Fniit 
Farm; later engaged in the nursery business. [60*; 85.] 

GiESCKE, William, b. in Hanover, Germany, in 1831; d. at Los An- 
geles, Cal., Feb., 1905, He came to the United States in 1849, and to 
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then removed to New Ulm; was sheriff of Brown couaty, 1867-76. [32; 
237 (35).] 

GiFSOBD, Gboeoe F., journalist, b. in Clark county, Ky., Sept. 19, 1856; 
settled in St. Paul in 1883; was editor ot the St. Paul Globe, and later 
was interested in the North Star Press Association, [100; 23S (Dec. 
20, 1899).] 

GiLBEBT, Cass, architect, b. In Zanesville. Ohio, Nov. 24, 1859; came 
with his parents to St. Paul when eight years old. He studied his pro- 
fession in the large cities of America and in Europe, and has had an 
extensive practice since 1883. now having offices in St Paul and New 
Yorli city. In 1835 his design for the new State Capitol of Minnesota 
was selected, and he was architect in charge of construction, 1895-1905. 
He has resided in New York city since 1899. [3; i; 17; 22*; 24; 25.] 

Gilbert, Ciiaei.es BENA.rAir, educator, b. in Wilton, Conm, March 9, 
1865; was graduated at Williams College, 1876; came to Minnesota 
in 1S78; taught in Manltato and Winona; settled in St. Paul in 1883; 
was principal of the high school six years, and superintendent of the 
city schools, 1889-96; removed to Rochester, N. Y., and later to New 
York City; author and editor of many educational books, [17; 95*,] 

GiLBEBT, Charles C, b. in Ohio in 1822; was graduated at the U. S. 
Military Academy, 1846; was commandant at Fort Snelling during 
parts of 187S-9; was brevetted colonel in 1S81; retired from the army 
in 1886. [11; 12; 13.] 

GiLBEBT, F. W., civil engineer, d. in St. Paul, April 17, 1909. He 
was connected with the Northern Pacific railway after 1881; was Its 
general superintendent after 1903, residing in St. Paul. [237 (56).] 

GiLBEBT, Grnt-ox K., banker, b. in New Haven, Conn., March 30, 1832; 
came to Minnesota in 1856, and the neit year settled in Glencoe; 
engaged in farming and mercantile business; in 1875 established the 
Bank of Glencoe, of which he was president. [64',] 

GiLiiMiT, L. C„ Congregational clergyman, b, in Augusta, N. Y., in 
1805: d. in Eden, Brown county, Minn., June 8, 1878, He was grad- 
uated at Western Reserve College, Ohio, 1833; and at Auburn Theo- 
logical Seminary, N. Y.. 1836; was a home missionary In Illinois and 
Minnesota; purchased a farm in Eden in 1874, [32.] 

GiLiiEKT, Maiil()n Nobhls, Eplscopai bishop, b. In Laurens, N. Y.. 
March 23, 1848; d. in- St, Paul, March 2, 1900. He was graduated at 
Seabury Divinity School, Faribault, 1875; was ordained priest In Deer 
Lodge, Montana, 1875; and was consecrated bishop in Chicago, in 
1880. He commenced his work in the ministry in Montana, but in 
1881 settled In St. Pan!, becoming the rector of Christ Church; after 
1886 he was associate bishop of Minnesota. [3*; 4; 7; 23*; 68; 124; 
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Gilbert, NEwixfiTOX, pioneer, b. in Onondaga county, N. Y., Feb. 17, 
1S15; settled in Woodbury, Washington county, Minn., in 1851; was a 
memtier of the state constitutional conveotioc, 18ST; removed to Val- 
ley Creek in 1864. [40.J 

Gn^EBTSEs, G. O., farmer, b. in Norway In 1853; came to Minnesota 
in 13S0; resides at Haistad; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1897. [30.] 

GiLBEKTSON, OLE, pion«er, b. in Norway in 1841; came to the United 
States with bis mother when eight years old; served in ttie 12th Iowa 
Regt. In the civil war; owned a farm in Gilchrist, Pope county, Minn., 
after J867; was county treasurer, 1887-90. [30; 67.] 

GiLBEBTSos, Temat?, pioneer, b. in Norway, March 15, 1837; came to 
the United States wlien ten years old, and to Spring Grove, Houston 
county, Minn., in 18B4; owned a farm and a hotel; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature In 1871. [61.] 

GiLE, John R., b. in Addison, N, Y., April 16, 1829; settled on a farm 
in Winona county, Minn., in 1855; removed to Winona in 1865, and 
owned The Democrat; afterward engaged in commission business. 
[T7.] 

Giles, Georiie, b. in Baltimore, Md., March 28, 1841; came to Minne- 
sota in 1868; settled on a farm in Belle Plaine; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1878. [30.] 

GiLFiLLAN, Charles Dckcan, b. in New Hartford, N. Y., July i, 1831; 
d. in St Paul, Dec. IS, 1902. He was educated at Homer Academy and 
Hamilton college; came to Minnesota in 1851, read law at Stillwater, 
and settled in St. Paul in 1854; was president of the company that in 
1869 completed the St. Paul Water Works; was for three terms a rep- 
resentativ-e in the legislature, and a state senator in 1878-85. During 
his later years he engaged largely in farming in Redwood county, and 
was president of the Minnesota Valley Historical Association, inter- 
ested in the erection of monuments and tablets commemorating events 
of the Sioux massacre and war in 1862, [18; 23; 28, IV»; 30; 41; 68; 
93»; S4; 95*; 237 (28*).] 

GiLFiLLAS, James, iurlst, b. in Bannockburn, Scotland, March 9, 1829; 
d. in St. Paul, Dee. 16, liU. He came to the United States in his 
infancy; was admitted to the bar in 1850; settled at St, Paul in 1857; 
served as captain in the Seventh Minnesota Regt., and as colonel of 
the Eleventh Minnesota Regt., 1864-5; was chief justice of the su- 
preme court of the state, 1869-70 and 1875-94. [7; 18; 23; 27; 30; 41; 
93; 94; 95*; 115; 121; 137*; 168 (April, 1892*).] 

GiLPiLLAN, John Baciiop, congressman, b. in Barnet, Vt., Feb. 51, 
1835; came to Minnesota in 1855, settling at St. Anthony; was ad- 
mitted to the bar in 1860, and has since practiced law in Minneapolis. 
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his district in Congress; author of "History of the University of Min- 
nesota," in the Minn. Hist. Society Collections, Vol. XII, 1908, pages 43- 
84. [10; 22*; 24; 25; 27*; 30; 84*; 111*; 127B; 137.] 

GiLfiLLAN, JosEPHi ALEXANDER, Eplscopal Clergyman, b. near London- 
derry, Ireland, Oct. 23, 1S38; came to Minnesota in 1857; studied the- 
ology at the General Theological Seminary, New York, 1865-9; was 
rector in Dulutt a.nd Brainerd, and was missionary to the Ojibway 
Indians in Northern Minnesota, 1873-98; removed to Washington, D, C; 
author of "The Ojibway, a Novel of Indian Life," 457 pages, 1904. [241.] 

GiLHAM, Edwin, b. in Macoupin county. III,, in 1845; served in the 
Fifth Iowa cavalry in the civil war; settled in Luverne, Minn., in 
1868; engaged in trapping and hunting, and owned a farm; was sheriff 
of Rock county, 1879-90. [30; 34.] 

Gill, Wili-iait, Congregational clergjTnan, b. in Bridgefield, England, 
March 28, 1829; d. in Bozeman, Mont, Aug. 20, 1901. He was grad- 
uated at Illinois College,, 1859, and Andover Theological Seminary, 
1863; came to Minnesota in 1875; was pastor in Mantorville, Alexan- 
dria, Glyndon, and other places; removed to Wisconsin in 1S91, [144.] 

Gillespie, Abbam L., b. In Shiloh, II!., Feb. 14. 1836; d. in Stillwater, 
Minn., Dec. 20, 1901. He first came to Minnesota in 1855, but soon 
removed to Colorado; served in the Second Wisconsin cavalry, 1861-8; 
settled in the St. Croix valley after the civil war, and engaged in log- 
ging and lumbering at Stillwater. [237 (19).] 

GiLLETT, Harrison, machinist, b. in Cooperstown, N. Y., in 1824; set- 
tled In Lake City, Minn., in 1856, where he established a machine 
shop and a foundry. [74,] 

GiLLEPTE, GEOKiiE M., manufacturer, b. in Niles, Mich., Dec. 19, 185S; 
was graduated at the University of Michigan, 1S80; came to Minne- 
sota in 1889, and resides in Minneapolis; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1903. [35; 30.] 

GiLLiGAN, Mrs. Mar^ Smith, centenarian, b. in County Leitrim, Ire- 
land, in 1796; married Micbae! Gilligan when seventeen years of age; 
came with him to the United States, and some years later settled on 
a farm near Anoka, Minn., where she resided forty-four years. Her 
husband died at the age of one hundred and three years; and Mrs. 
Gilligan has the distinction of living in three centuries. [237 (13*).] 

GiLLiTT, Habvey, merchant, b. m New York in 1830; d. in Hastings, 
Minn., Oct. 3, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1851; platted the town 
of La Crescent; engaged in steamboat business; and after 1856 owned 
an addition to the city of Hastings; in 1870 purchased a store there. 
[48; 237 (28).l 

GiixiTT, William, steamboat captain, b. in Onondaga county, N. Y., 
June 19, 1832; d. in Hastings, Minn., 1902. He settled in Hastings in 
1858, and for several years was a captain on the Mississippi. [48.] 



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Gru.Hi'i', ViCTim, merchant, b. near Copenhagen, Denmark, May 29, 
1S40; came to the United States in 1862; served in a New York regi- 
ment in the civil war; settled in Shell Rock, Freeborn county, Minn., 
where he established the first store; removed to Albert Lea in 1885; 
was coHQty register of deeds. 1S84-S9. [24; 53; 53A,] 

GiLMAN, Chahleb, b. in Gilmaaton, N. H., Jan. 3, 1803; d. in St. 
Cloud, Minn., May 30, IS95. He owned two thousand acres of land in 
Benton county, Minn., and an interest in the Sauk Rapids water 
power. [237 (9).] 

GiLMA\, Charles A>"DaEW, lieutenant governor, b. In Gilmanton, N. 
H.p Feb. 9, 1833; came to Sauk Rapids, Minn., in IS55, and removed to 
St, Cloud in 1861. He was receiver, and afterward register, of the 
U. S. land office at St. Cloud for several years; was a member of the 
state senate in 1S68-9, and of the House in ]87a-9, being speaker the 
last two years; was lieutenant governor, 1880-7; and state librarian, 
1894-9. [18; 30; 41; 237 (45),] 

Oilman, Daviii, b. in Saratoga county, N. Y., April 29, 1812; d, in 
Watab, Minn., May, 1885. He came to Minnesota in ]848, being em- 
ployed by the American Fur Company; settled the nest year in 
Watab, Benton county, where be was sberiff four years; was a repre- 
sentative in the territorial legislature in 1850, and a member of the 
constitutional convention, 1857. [31; 41; 237 (1).] 

GiiMAK, Horace H., farmer, b. in Efllngham, N. H., in 1834; came to 
Minnesota in 1857, settling at Winnebago City; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1877. [30; 39; 51'.1 

Oilman, James B., pioneer, b. near Dansville, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1831; 
d. April 7, 1904. He came to St. Paul about 1853; owned a machine 
shop and foundry; served in the First Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; later owned a farm in Dakota county; after 1882 resided in 
Minneapolis, [237 (35).] 

GiLMAS, John Melvis, lawyer, b. in Calais, Vt., Sept, 7, 1824; d. 
in St. Paul, Sept. 26, 1906. He came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in 
St. Paul; was a representative in the legislature in 1865, 1869, 1870, 
and 1877. [18; 23*; 28, IV; 30; 41; 68; 93; 93A*; 94; 95*; 98*; 137*; 
237 (43*); 23S {Nov. 9, 1899),] 

OiLMOBE, Clabk WiLUAM, lawyer, h. in Potsdam, N, Y., July 8, 1852; 
was graduated at the Normal School in Potsdam, 1872; came to Min- 
nesota in 1874; studied law in Rochester, was admitted to the bar, 
and began practice in Mankato. In 18S2 he removed to Pipestone, 
where he was county attorney three terms, and municipal judge since 
1906, Id the Spanish-American war, 1898, he was captain in the Fif- 
teenth Minnesota Regt. [23; 71A.] 

OiLMORE, David McKinnev, b, in Newville, Pa,, May 21, 1840; d. In 
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the civil war, and attained tbe ranit of captain; settled in Minneapolis 
in 1860. ri21; 238 (Feb. 15, 1900),] 

GiLMoBE, G. M., b. in Suliivan county, N. H., April 24, 1824; came to 
Minnesota ia 1SB5, and the next year bought a farm on the site of 
Faribault; engaged in milling and mercantile business. [70.] 

Gilpin, Joseph, JournaliBt, b. in Lockporl, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1842; served 
in the 60th Massachusetts Regt. in the civil war; settled on a home- 
stead in Alexandria, Minn., in 1S67; published the Alexandria Post, 
1870-5; and in 1878 established the Douglas County News. [33.] 

GjLTisAN, Geohob M., b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1853; was graduated 
as a civil engineer at the Polytechnic College of Pennsylvania, 1873; 
came to Minnesota In 1876, settling in SteTens county, and engaged 
in farming; was county auditor, I8S5-9; and afterward was appointed 
state weighmaster. [30; 73.] 

GiLTi^AS, JoifS A., lawyer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1857; d. in 
Morris, Minn., Nov. 14, 1900. He was graduated at Georgetown Col- 
lege, Washington, D. C; settled in Morris in 1877; was admitted to 
the bar in St. Paul; was assistant city clerk there, 18S6-S9; then re- 
turned to Morris. [23T (11).] 

GiLTSEE, H. C, lawyer and farmer, b. in Tompkins county, N. Y., 
Aug. 7, 1808; came to Minnesota in 1860; was admitted to the bar, 
and was attorney of McLeod county; resided on a farm in Martins- 
burg, Renville county, after 1880. [32.] 

GiNTHER, Edwaeo, R. C. pHest, b. at Mount l.affee. Pa., Feb. 25, 1846; 
d. in West Union, Minn., Dee. 23, 1908, He came to Minnesota with 
his parents >in 1856; was ordained at St. John's College in 1S79; was 
pastor in MillervUle, St. Martin, St. Paul, Duluth, and West Union. 
[132 (1909); 146.] 

GiPSOK, Heshv E., lumberman, b. in Aurora, Ind., April 2, 1863; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1889, where he has since dealt in lumber. 
[25; 167 (Aug. 4, 1893*, and Jan. 11, 1901*).] 

GiRLi.vG, Thomas H., printer, h. in Nottingham, Eng., Dec. II, 1865; 
came to Minnesota in 1S72, settling at Minneapolis; founded the Great 
Western Printing Co., 1S95, and has since been its president; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1903. [25; 30.] 

CiSH, He.^iiy L„ farmer, b. In Clark county, Ohio, in 183S; was oiie 
of the pioneers of Le Sueur county, settling in Waterville in 1857; 
served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt, in the civil war; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1876. [32,] 

Gjebtsen, Henry John, lawyer, b. in Tromsoe, Norway, Oct. 8, 1861; 
came to the United States when six years old, with his parents, who 
settled in Hennepin county, Minn,; attended Red Wing Seminary six 
rears; was admitted to the bar in 1883, and settled at Minneapolis; 
was a state senator, 1903-05. [22*; 24; 25; 26*; 27'; 30; 85A; 111; 
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Cjebtsex, Mei.chior Fai.k, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Sogne, Nor- 
way, Feb. 19, 1847; came to the United States in 1864; was ordained 
in 1868, and held pastorates in Illinois and Wisconsin, and since 1881 
in Minneapolis. [22*; 25; 26*1 169.] 

GLAi>ER, GrsTAvrs AnoT-PHUs, b. in Sweden, Feb. 3, 1839; came to 
the United States in 1853; served in the Third Minnesota Regt. in 
the Indian and civil wars; settled at Lake Elizabeth, Kandiyohi 
county, in 1869; was a stale senator, lSfll-3; resided in Atwater after 
1897. [30; 63*; 169.] 

Glazieh, WiLi.AKn, author, b. in Fowler, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1841; d. in 
1905. He served in New York regiments in the civil war, attaining 
the rank of captain; published several books on the civil war; ex- 
plored the headwaters of the Mississippi river in 1881, and published 



rue source above 

in 1857; was grad- 

i stationed at Fort 

; and tactics in 



a book in wliich he claimed tlie discovery of its 
Lake Itasca. [1; 3*; 4; IT; 28. VI, VII; 237 (5).] 

GLSiN-?i, Edwits P„ b. in Guilford county, N. C, i 
uated at West Point Military Academy, 1877; " 
Snelling, 1882-7, and was professor of military sciei 
the University of Minnesota, 1888-91; was graduated from its law 
department in 1891; became captain and acting judge advocate, U. S, 
Army, in 1894. [127 (12).] 

Glbssser, William, b. in Somerset county. Pa., Jan., 1816; d. in 
Minneapolis, Oct. 18, 1894. He settled in St. Anthony in 1854, and 
engaged in the furniture business. [237 (9*).l 

G1.1XES, Alueht, hardware merchant, b. in Canada in 1823; came to 
Minnesota in 1856; opened the first store in Elgin; afterward engaged 
in mercantile business in. Lake City until 1880; then removed to Ap- 
pleton. [32.] 

Glotfelteb, Charles Wevmoutm, farmer, b. in McLean county, 111., 
In 1858; came to Minnesota in 1870; resides in Waterviile; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1907; president of the State Agri- 
cultural Society, 1911-12. [30*.] 

GLOTznACir, Fbask L., druggist, b. In Natrona, Pa., Sept. 11, 1872; 
came to Minnesota in 1887, and settled in Faribault; was a state sen- 
ator since 1907. [25; 30*; 70A*.] 

Gluck, Fhkdebick, pioneer, b. in Saxony, Germany; came to the 
United States in 1849, and to Brownsville, Minn., in 1854; owned a 
farm, and after 1865 a brewery; was a state senator in 1859. [61.] 

Gmeiner, JotiN, R. C. priest, b, in Bavaria, Dec. 5, 1847; came with 
his parents to Milwaulfee, Wis., in 1849; was ordained priest in 1870; 
was professor in St. Thomas Seminary, St. Paul, seven years; pastor 
at Sprlnglield, Minn., since 1902; author of several books treating of 
religion and science, [17; 24.] 
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Palis, Minn., Dec. 11, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1883; resided 
at Kennedy, Kittson county; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1897. [30; 37* 2(7 (3j*) ] 

GoDFUEY, Aed, b in Orono Maine Jan Ih, 1813 d in Minneapolis, 
Oct. IB, 1894, He settled m Mmneapoi 9 in 184" assisted Franklin 
Steele to buiid, the 6r9t &aw m 11 at the Palls of St Anthony in 1849, 
and was the first postn aster the e [2 41 ''S j9 84* 167 (Oct. 
19, 1894); 174*; 23" (9*) ] 

Godfrey, Gxisa, a negro who was one of the leaders in the Indian 
massacres of 1862 b m 1831 d at the Saniee Pesenadon Nebrasba, 
in July, 1909. He was living with the Sioux at the time of the out- 
break, and incited and aabisted them n tearful cruelties but, although 
captured and tried he obtainpd his fieedom on account of giving 
state's evidence against his Indian con paniont [2''7 Cib) ] 

Godfrey, Pebcy Dowvi-iu lawyer b in Hampton N H March 12, 
1871; came to Minnesota m 188 was graduated in law at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota 1S92 and has since practiced in fet Paul. [22*; 
24; 25; 26; 137*.] 

GoELZ, John, b, m Germany July 29 1821 came to the "United 
States in 1873, and to Minnesota in IS 8 v,as teatber ot a Catholic 
school in Stillwater after ISSO [40 ] 

GoETZixGEB, W. H journalist b in Faribault Minn Jan. 11, 1871; 
settled at Elbow Lake in 1890 and five years later purchased the 
Herald. [57.] 

GoFP, F. v., farmer b in West TA infield N Y May 1 1S44; served 
in the 53d Wisconsin Regt In the civil war settled m Blue Earth 
county, Minn., in l^b'i was a representative in the legislature in 
1879. [30.] 

GoiFTON, JosGPB R C priest b m France March 3 1824; d. in 
Hugo, Minn., May 6 1110 He was ordained in 1852 came to the 
United States in 185 , settling n St Paul. Minn , was missionary in 
the Red river valley three years, and lost both ot his feet because 
they were frozen in a severe storm; was pastor in Little Canada, 
Centerville, and neighboring churches, 1861-1905. [31; 146; 237 (62).] 

Cor.L). William Henbv, banker, b. in Davis, III., March 20, 1865; came 
to Minnesota in 1880, and owned lumber yards in Renville, Correll, 
Brownton, and other towns; since 1895 has engaged in bantiing and 
mortgage loan business; resides in Redwood Falls, [17; 24; 25; 167 
<Jan. 27, 1893*).] 

Goldsmith, Jklhis M., banker, b. in Port Washington, Wis., in 1857; 
d. in St. Paul, May 4, 1904. He came to St. Paul in 1882; was treas- 
urer of the State Savings Bank after 1890. [237 (35*).] 

Goon, Bmaxuei., b. in Dauphin county, Pa., Sept. 27. 1827; d. In St. 
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business, and also later in real estate anij mercantil* business, [93'; 
94; 238 (Feb. 7, 1891),] 

Good, Johk D., hardware merchant, b. in Harriaburg, Pa„ Jan. 31, 
1841; d, in St. Paul, Dec, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1862, and 
settled on a farm in Stevens county in 1869; resided in Morris after 
1871; was a representative in the legislature in I8TS, [73; 237 (28').] 
GoonyEiiow, REi.iBE\ Simeos, merchant, b. in Hyde, Lancashire, 
England, Oct. 28, 1840; d. in Troy, N. Y,, June 1908, He came to the 
United States with his parents while stil! an Infant; served in the 
civil war in a New York regiment; settled in Minneapolis in 1878; 
engaged In the dry goods business until 1902, when he sold hie inter- 
est jn the firm of R, S. Goodfellow and Co., but continued to reside 
in Minneapolis. [23; 84*; 87; 237 (20*, 51*).] 

Goodhue, Horace, educator, b. in Westminster, Vt, Feb. 23, 1842; 
was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1867, and at once became a 
teacher in Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.; was professor of Greek 
there until 1907; later was mayor of Northfield. [128 (1) ; 201.] 

GoooHUE, Isaac Newton, pioneer, b. in Hebron, N. H,, in 1813; d, 
in Minneapolis, Oct. 17, 1903. He was graduated at Amherst College, 
and at Harvard Law School; came to Minnesota in 1849, and assisted 
his brother in publishing the first St. Paul newspaper; removed to 
Lowell, Mass., in 1854, and filled a position in the legal department 
of the internal revenue service twenty-five years; returned to Min- 
nesota in 1889. [201; 237 (28*).] 

GoomiijE, J.VMES Madison, Journalist, b. in Hebron, N. H,, March 31, 
1810; d. in St. Paul, Aug, 27, 1852, He was graduated at Amherst 
College, 1833; was admitted to the bar in New York, 1840; practiced 
law in Illinois and Wisconsin; came to Minnesota in 1849, and estab- 
lished in St. Paul the first newspaper In the territory, called the Min- 
nesota Pioneer. He was a man of very forcible character and of high 
moral principles. As a vigorous writer, he did much to upbuild St. 
Paul and Minnesota, and made strong personal friends and enemies. 
Because of his scathing editorial against the U. S. marshal, Alexander 
Mitchell, and Judge David Cooper, a brother of the latter attacked 
Mr. Goodhue, Jan. 15, 1851, on the street in front of the building in 
which the legislature was sitting, and stabbed him twice, severely 
wounding him, and being shot in return. [28, I, IV, VI, X; 56; 94; 
107; 108; 114*; 158; 201.] 

GooDiNO, Ai.PiioNso, farmer, merchant, and grain dealer, b. at Hen- 
rietta, N. Y., Jan. 30, 1829; d. in Rochester, Minn., Oct. 5, 190G. He 
came to Minnesota in 1858, settling in Eyota; removed to Rochester 
in 1865; was treasurer of Olmsted county two terms. [66A*.] 

Gooi>KiND, Louis, dry goods merchant, b. in Bavaria, Germany, in 
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when a boy, and, in 1871, was on-e of the founders of the mercantile 
firm known in later years aa Mannhelmer Brothers. [237 (35*).] 

GooDSow, James, lumberman, b. near Banvllle, Ind., Oct. 1, 1S26; 
Q. in Excelsior, Minn., Aug. 8, 1908. He served in the 12th Indiajia 
Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1869, and engaged in lumber business; removed 
to Excelsior in 1893. [167 (Aug. 14, 1908]; 337 (51).] 

GooiiNovr, John Fiki.ey, lumberman, b. in Greensburg, Ind., June 29, 
1858; d. In Gaiaga, Spain, Dee. 7, 1907. He came with his parents to 
Minneapolis in 1870; was graduated at the University of Minnesota 
in 1S79. After 1883 he engaged in the lumber and fuel buainesa in 
Minneapolis, In 1897 he was appointed U. S. consul general at Shan- 
ghai, China. In 1904 he engaged in commercial business there, and 
shortly before his death he went to Spain. [17; 22*; 27; 237 (48*).] 

GooDBicH, Aabos, jurist, b. in Sempronius, N. Y., July 6, 1807; d. 
in St. Paul, June 23, 1S87, He practiced law in Tennessee; re- 
moved to St. Paul in 1849; was chief justice of Minnesota terri- 
tory, 1849-51; took a prominent part in the organization of the state, 
and in revising the laws and code of practice; was one of the found- 
ers of the Republican party in Minnesota; was appointed secretary 
of the U. S. legation at Brussels in 1861, and filled that post eight 
years; author of "A History of the Character and Achievements of 
the so-cailed Christopher Columbus," 403 pages, published in 1874. 
[18*; 27; 28, IV; 29; 32; 41; 68; 69; 93; 94; 157*; 158; 168 (March, 
1892'); 337 (1).] 

Goodrich, Asa Fbiesd, physician, b. in St. Paul, Oct. 10, 1865; was 
graduated at the Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, 1889; has 
since practiced in St. Paul; was a professor in the medical depart- 
ment of the University of Minnesota, 1897-99. [22*; 25; 127 (13*).] 

Goodrich, Augdstus J., b. in Le Roy, N. Y., Nov. 27, 1818; d. in 
St. Paul, May 31, 1887. He settled in St. Paul, and was associated 
with his brothers in the publication ol the Pioneer; later was secre- 
tary and treasurer of the St. Paul Gas Co. fifteen years. [94; 237 
(1); 238 (June 1, 1887).] 

(jOodbich, Calvin G., b. in Oxford, Ohio, March 12, 1856; came to 
Minnesota with his father in 1868, and has since lived in Min 
after 1S77 was successively secretary, general manager, and v 
ident, of the street railway system, becoming in 1909 president o( the 
Twin City Rapid Transit Co. [24; 85A'.J 

Goodrich, Calvin Gibson, physician, b. in Petersburg, Va., May 11, 
1820; d. in Minneapolis, Jan. 10, 1881. He was graduated at the Ohio 
Medical College, Cincinnati; settled in Minneapolis in 1868. [84*; 
237 (1).] 

Goodrich, Dakiel P.. lawyer, b. in Maine, Nov. 13, 1S3G; d. in Blue 






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Earth City, Minn., Sept., 18S9. He was graduated at Colby University, 
1859; served in tlie Northern army in the civil war, attaining the rank 
of first lieutenant; was admitted to the bar in 1866; came to Minne- 
sota the next year, settling in Blue Eartb City; was a state senator, 
1878 and 1883-9. [30; 39*; 51.] 

GooDBicH, Eable S., journalist, b. in Genesee county, N. Y., July 27, 
1827; studied law, and learned the printer's trade; settled in St. Paul 
in 1S54, where he purchased the Pioneer and published it over ten 
years. In the civil war he was coin missioned as captain. He was 
afterward interested in the St. Paul Gas Company, and in railroad 
construction. [28, IV*; 29; 93; 94.] 

Goodrich, Evans, pioneer, b. in Chautauqua county, N, Y., July 6, 
1828; cam« to St, Paul in 1850, and two years later settled in Man- 
kato; served in the First Minnesota Regt, in the civil war; engaged 
in farming until 1877, and later in wholesale liquor business. [32; 83,1 

Goodrich, Fbeof.bick N,, b, in Vermont, Feb, 5, 1823; came to Hous- 
ton county, Minn,, in 1854; was elected county surveyor in 1856; was 
a representative in the state legislature in 1865 and 1875; resided in 
Houston after 186B, and was postmaster after 1873. [61.] 

Goodrich, George W., b, in Eddington, Maine, Nov. 4, 1852; came 
with his parents to Minnesota in 1856; resided in Anoka after 1866; 
was county superintendent of schools, 1881-86. [31; 43*.] 

Goodrich. Johk, b. in Somerset county, Maine, In 1828; settled in 
Stillwater, Minn., 1854; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt, in the 
civil war; was deputy surveyor of logs and lumber many years, [40,] 

Goodrich, Moses, Universalist clergyman, b, in New York city, Oct. 
24, 1817; d. in Anoka, Minn., in 1880. He was graduated at New York 
University, 1846; studied theology at Clinton Libei'al Institute; came 
to Minnesota in 1856, and settled in Anoka in 1864; was county super- 
intendent of schools, 1871-81. [43.] 

GoonsELt, Cha.ei,es, farmer, b. in New Haven, Conn., July 27, 1818; 
came to Minnesota on a prospecting tour in 1857, and tour years later 
removed his family to this state. In 1865 he bought a farm, on which 
the village of Howard Lake, laid out by him in 1S69, has been built, 
[18; 29.1 

GooDSEW., Charles H., pioneer, b. in Wisconsin, Nov, 26, 1840; d, 
at Fergus Falls, Minn,, Jan,, 1905. He came with his father to North- 
field, Minn.; served in an Ohio regiment in the civil war; later estab- 
lished a bank in Northfield; removed to Fergus Falls in 1872, where 
he owned a sawmill. [237 (35),] 

GoonSELL, CiiABLEs M., d. in Northfield, Minn., May 3, 1869. He was 
one of the chief founders of Carleton College, in Northfield, having 
removed there for this purpose from Illinois in 1859. [139*,] 

GooDSEi.L, Henry, M. E. clergyman, b, in Sussex, England, Feb, 14, 
18S9; came to the United States when a boy; was graduated at Ham- 



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line University, Red Wing, Minn., ia 1S66; entered the ministry, and 
was pastor at Mazeppa, Zumbrota, and other places; removed to Wis- 
consin in 1875, and many years later resided in California. [130*.] 

GooDSELL, J. F., teacher, b. in Indiana, May 16, 1852; came with his 
parents to Minnesota when three- years old; resided in Frankford, 
Mower county; was a representative in the legislature In 1879. [30.] 

GooDSELL, Wallace, merchant, h. in Macoupin county, III., Sept. 14, 
1850; came with his parents to Minnesota In 1861, and to the site 
of Howard Lake in 1865, where after 187B he engaged in mercantile 
business. [31,] 

GooDSPEEP, John, farmer, b. in North Vassalboro, Me., in 1856; came 
to Minnesota in 1867; resides in Richfield; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1S99 and 19u9 [30* ] 

Goon Thunubb, a Sioux, b about 1815 d at the Indian agency near 
Redwood Falls, Feb. 15, 1901 D iring the biou^ outbre-ik in 1862 he 
was friendly to the white aettlert and wis the chief of scouts for 
Gen, Sibley. The village of Cood Thunder was named for him. [237 
(U*).] 

GooDwiK, David Makcii^ physitian b in Tunbndge Vt., Oct. 12, 
1833; d. In Los Angeles, Cal Sept li 1908 He was graduated at 
New York Medical College ia5fi was 'iurgeon in the army during 
the civil war; settled in Minneapolis in 1S6' remoied to California 
in 1901. [S4*; 237 (51).] 

Gordon, Ciiarlbs William b in Spicelind lad Inly " 1830; d. at 
Long Lake, Minn., Sept. 27 1891 He came to Minnesota in 1856; 
served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt in the civil war engaged in 
farming and fruit culture m Hennepin county [IbF (1892).] 

GoBDON, Hanford Leknox iawypr ■vnd author b m Andover, N, Y., 
Dec. 30, 1836; came to Minnesota in ISj and settled in Clearwater. 
He enlisted in the First Minnesota Regt in l^ibl but failing health 
soon compelled him to leave the army. Afterward he practiced law 
in St. Cloud, and for four years was register of the U. 8. land office 
there; was a state senator, 1867-8; resided in Minneapolis, 1878-88; 
later removed to Los Angeles, Cal.; author of several books of poems, 
relating largely to Minnesota and the Northwest. fl9'; 165; 241.] 

GOBDON, John, b. about 1836; d. in BuHalo, N. Y., Jan. 2, 1901. He 
settled in Duluth in 1873; was agent tor lake steamship transporta- 
tion companies eleven years; removed to Buffalo in 1883. [237 <H).] 

GoBuoN, Richards, wholesale hat merchant, b. in Wexford, Ireland, 
Nov. 27, 1829; d. in New Rochelle, N. Y., Jan. 21, 1911. He came to 
the United States with his parents when an infant; settled in St 
Paul in 1854. [337 (59*).] 

Gordon, Samuel F., pioneer farmer, b. in Orange county, Vt., in 
1844; d. in Wadena, Minn., June 26, 1904. He served in the civil war. 
attaining the rank of captain; settled in Wadena in 1872. [337 (35).] 



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GoRTWX, SiMVKL Y., joumaljst, b. in Lexington, Ind., Sept. 14, 18G1; 
came to Minnesota when a child; in 1885 established the Inter-Lahe 
Tribune at Brown's Valley, and has since been its editor; was elected 
lieutenant governor in 1910. [30*; 3S.1 

GoHE, Charles W., b. in Le Roy, Ohio, March 20, 183B; settled in 
RusSford. Minn., in 1857; served in the Seventh Minnesota Regt. in 
the civil war; owned a sawmill and a flouring mill. [52.1 

GoRER, Francik X., R. C, priest, b. in New Trier, Minn., May 30, 
3856; d, in St. Paul, April 24, 1909. He was ordained in 1884; was 
pastor at Oakdale, 1885-98, and at New Trier, 1898-99, and afterward 
In St Paul. [146.1 

Gores, N. P., merchant, b. in Dakota county, Minn,, in IgSO; en- 
gaged in mercantile business at New Trier, Daltota county, after 1884; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1895. [30.1 

GoBKAM, Davu), pioneer, b. In Quebec, Canada; came to Minnesota 
in 1849; took a claim on the site of Minneapolis; engaged in lumber 
business, and after 1867 resided on a farm in Plymoutli. [41; 58; 60.]' 

Goriiam, John, farmer, b. in Barre, Mass., Feb. 4, 1830; d. in Elling- 
ton, Dodge county, Minn., Aug. 7 ,1883. He came to Minnesota in 
1855; resided at Rice Lake, Dodge county; was a state senator, 1879. 
[30; 49.] 

GoHMAN, Mrs. Ci.eo A. Irvine, b. in St. Paul, Minn., March 1, 1844; 
d. there Jan, 23, 1906. She was the first white girl born in St. Paul. 
Her father was John R. Irvine, and her husband was Capt. Richard L. 
Gorman. [237 (39).] 

GoRMAS, Fkask W., b. in Canada, Jan. 2, 1847; came with his par- 
ents to Minnesota in 1869 ; was register of deeds in Wright county, 
1876-80; and afterward engaged in real estate, loan, and insurance 
business in Buffalo. [31,] 

Gorma:;, Patrick B., lawyer, h. in Ireland In 1845; came with his 
parents to the United States when two years old; served in the 24th 
Michigan Regt. in the civil war; catne to Minnesota in 1873, and set- 
tled in St. Cioud in 1877; was superintendent of schools for Stearns 
county, 1879-83; register of the U. S. land office at St. Cloud, 1886-90; 
and representative in the legislature in 1893. [25; 31); 176 (Aug., 
1887).] 

GoHMAs, Rk-habei L., b, in Blooraington, Ind„ March 28, 1837; set- 
tled in St, Paul in 1854; enlisted in the First Minnesota Regt. in the 
civil war, and became captain in a New Yorli regiment; was secre- 
tary of the board of public works in St. Paul after 1873. [68; 94; 
95*.] 

GoBMAN, WtLtis AfiKOLD, territorial governor, b, near FleiJiingsburg, 
Ky., Jan. 12, 1816; d, in St. Paul, May 20. 1876, He was graduated at 
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that State; served in the Mexican war; was appointed governor of 
the Territory of Minnesota in 1853; was delegate to the state con- 
stitutional convention; member of the legislature in 185S; colonel of 
the First Minnesota Regiment, 18S1; became brigacbier general of 
volunteers; was mnstered out of service in 1864, and resumed his 
law practice in St. Paul. He was city attorney from 1869 to the time 
of his death. [1; 3"; i; 7; 18; 28, III, IV, XIIl"; 29; 41; 93; 91; 113; 
114'; 115; 166A'; 237 (1, 27'); 23S (May 21, 1876).] 

GOBST, Jojm, lumberman, b. in St. Johns, N. B., Feb. 23, 1838; came 
to Minnesota in 1855; served in the 13th Maine Regt in the civil war; 
returned to Minnesota in 1865, and engaged in farming in Belle 
Prairie; settled in 1880 at Gorst's Mill, Morrison county. [31.] 

Go8s, Charles, farmer, b. in New York in 1864; came to Minnesota 
in 1867; resided at Ridgeway; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1897. [30.] 

Goss, Michael NATirANitL, b. in Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 9, 1859; set- 
tled in St. Paul in 1877; was chief of police, 1896-1900, [24; 95*; 96*.] 

GossAHD, Thomas M., M. B. clergyman, b. in Ross county, Ohio, Aug. 
13, 1824; d. in San Jose, Cai., Jan. 2, 1886. He came to Minnesota in 
1856; was pastor in Minneapolis, Lalte City, and other places, twelve 
years, and was presiding elder fourteen years, [150.] 

GossMAN, Lours Edwahd, lawyer, b. in Winneshiek county, Iowa, 
Dec. 3, 1864; came to Minnesota in 1883; was graduated in law at the 
University of Michigan, 1887, and In its literary course, 1890; then 
settled in Crookston; was county attorney of Polk county, 1895-99. 
[23*.] 

GoTAAs, Paul, ciergynian, b. in Norway, Dec. 10, 1847; came to the 
United States in 1864, settling in Fillmore county, Minn.; was grad- 
uated at the Norwegian Lutheran College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1873; 
later returned to Norway, and was graduated at the University of 
Christiania in 1878; settled in Lanesboro, Minn., the next year. [52.] 

GoTziAS, Adam, b. in Germany, Nov. 6, 1843; came to the United 
States, and settled in St. Paul in 1860; engaged in the boot and shoe 
trade, 1866-76, and later in real estate business. [68.] 

GoTZiAN, CoNRAB, manufacturer and merchant, b. near Leipsic, Prus- 
sia, Aug. 15, 1835; a. in St. Paul, Feb. 21, 1S87. He came to the United 
States in 1852; settled in St. Paul in 1855, and conducted a prosper- 
ous wholesale business in the manufacture and sale of shoes. [3*; 
19»; 23*; 68; 93"; 94; 95*; 97; 237 (]!.] 

GoTziAS, Paul Harris, manufacturer, b. in St. Paul. June 19, 1866; 
d. there June 20, 1909. He sen-ed in the Fifteenth Minnesota Regt. 
for the Spanish-American war, 1898-9, and was promoted to be lieu- 
tenant colonel; was secretary and treasurer of the shoe manufactur- 
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Goui.D, Chester N,, b. In Owatonna, Minn., in 1872; was graduated 
at the University of Minnesota, 1896; was instructor in rhetoric there, 
1899-1900; now instructor in the University of Chicago. (127 (14*).] 

Gould. Freeman G., h. in Bmbden, Maine, July 27, 1833; d. in Ex- 
celsior, Minn., May 9, 1896. He came to Minnesota in 1855; served in 
the Second Minnesota cavalry, 1S62-&; established the large Excelsior 
greenhouses the next year. [166 (1896).] 

GoTJLD, OzBO Babses, Judge, b. in Canada, in 1840; d. in Minner 
apolis. Jail. 16, 1907. He came to the United States when five years 
old; served in the 55tt Ohio Regt, through the civil war, attaining the 
ranlt of captain; was graduated in law at the University o( Michigan, 
1867; settled in Winona, Minn., the same year; was a representative 
in the legislature in ISSl; was judge of the Third judicial district, 
1895-7, and later was a member of the State Board of Control. [30; 
76; 7T; 78; 137; 237 (43*).] 

GovLDBBHG, Hans J., merchant, b. in Vestra Boda, Sweden, July 8, 
1850; came to the United States in 1866; settled in Cambridge, Minn., 
in 1874; engaged in mercantile business, and was president of Ihe 
Stee! Wagon Manufacturing Company. [169.] 

GoLLET, F. X., b. in Quebec, Canada, Nov. 2S, 1844; came to Minne- 
sota in 1SG7; settled in Brainerd in 1S73, where he had a meat mar- 
ket; was county auditor, 1873-8, and a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 18T6; removed in 1878 to Belle Prairie, and engaged in mer- 
cantile business and milling there. [31.] 

Gove, Elijah Atwood, b. in Weare, N. H., Sept. 22, 1832; was grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College, 18B6; was admitted to the bar the next 
year; came to Minnesota in 1866; resided in Hastings. Minneapolis, 
and other places, and in 1880 settled in. Canby; removed to Water- 
town, S. D. [32; 241.] 

Gove, Royal Hatch, lawyer, b. in Orange county, Vt., Jan. 16, 1830; 
d. in Rochester. Minn.. Feb. 2S, 1903. He settled in Rochester In 1866. 
where several years later he was admitted to the bar; was city attor- 
ney, 1877-89. [66; 66A; 157*.] 

GowuY, G. S., L'niversallat clergyman, b. in Rome, N. Y., May 19, 
ISIO; entered the ministry in 1840; settled in Albert Lea, Minn., in 
1S76. [S3.] 

Gbabahkewitz, JoiiAjiN N., Lutheran cleargyman, b. Dec. 6, 1854, in 
Germany; came to the United States In 1871; was graduated at Con- 
cordia College, Springfield. Ill,, 1880; was ordained at Wellington, 
Renviile county, Minn., 1880; after 1883 was pastor at Emerald. Far- 
ibault county, and after 1893 at Good Thunder, Minn. [148.1 

Grace, Johx, b. in Kilkenny county, Ireland, in 1824; d. In St. Paul 
in 1884. He came to the United States in 1851, and to St, Paul in 
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Gbacb, Teomj,s, building contractor, b. ia Ireland in 1S26; d. In St. 
Paul, April IS. 1905. He came to the United States in 1847, and to St. 
Paul in 1853. [94; 237 (31*).] 

Geace, Thomas Lancdon, R. C. bishop, b. in Charleston, S, C, Nov. 
16, 1814; d. in St. Paul, Feb. 22, 1897. He studied for his vocation 
both in America and Italy, and was ordained priest in Rome in 1839; 
returned to America in 1844; was consecrated bishop of St. Paul in 
1859, and settled there the same year. [3*; 7; 2S, IV; 132 (Feb., 
1897); 145; 146; 237 (9*); 238 (July 24, 1884, and Feb. 23, 1897*).] 

Gbadt, L. T., b. in Monticello, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1852; came with his 
parents to Minnesota in 1857; settled in Hector, Renviil« county, in 
1879, and engaged in mercantile busiaess. In 1891 he established the 
State Bank of Fairfax. Later he removed to Foley, and established a 
bank there. [32; 38.) 

Gkaebneb, Theodoii. educator, b. at Watertown, Wis., Nov. 23, 1876; 
was graduated at Concordia College, Fort Wayne, Ind., 1894, and at 
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1S97. In 1900 he became an 
instructor in the Lutheran Ladies' Seminary, Red Wing, Minn., and 
Biace 1902 has also been assistant pastor of the Trinity church there. 
[148.] 

Gbafe, Herma.\ a., farmer, b. in Saxe Altenberg, Germany, in 1841; 
came to Minnesota in 1867; resided in Walden, Pope county; was a 
state senator, 1891-3, [30.] 

Graham, Chkistophek, physician, b. in Cortland county, N. Y., April 
3, 1S5G; came to Olmsted county, Minn., when a child; was grad- 
uated at the University of Minnesota, 1887, and later in medicine at 
the University of Pennsylvania ; settled in Rochester, where he is in 
practice with the Drs. Mayo. [127A*.] 

Graham, CHRisToriiBR C, pioneer, b. in Augusta county, Va„ in 
1806; d. in Red Wing, Minn., Aug., 1891. He served in the Mexican 
war; came to Red Wing In 1854, as receiver of the U. S. land office, 
and fllled that position until 186L [54; 55,] 

Graham, Clarence E., Journalist, b. In Windsor, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1841; 
d. in Waseca, Minn., Jan. 8, 1904. He came to Minnesota in 1862; 
served in the Second Wisconsin cavalry in the civil war; settled on 
a farm in Freedom, Waseca county, in 1866; owned and published the 
Radical in Waseca after 1881. [75; 237 (35).] 

Graham, David, physician, b. in Lambton county, Ont., Canada, 
Feb. 20, 1859; was graduated at the Detroit College of Medicine, 1893; 
settled in Duluth; was a representative in the legislature in 1903 and 
1909. [24; 30'.] 

Graham, Dukcan, pioneer, b. in 1772 in Scotland; came to the Unit- 
ed States, and in 1834 to Wabasha, Minn., and gave the city its name; 
removed to Mendota about 1847, where he died Dec. 5, in that year. 
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Gkaham, John A., merchant, b. in Boonville, Ind., Oct 22, 1840; 
came with his parents to Red Wing, Minn., in 1855; served in the 
Third Minnesota Kegt. in the civil war; engaged in dry goods busi- 
ness after 1871. [54.] 

Graham, John G., merchant, b, in Claremont, N. H., March 23, 1841; 
served in the Third N. H. Regt. in the civil war; settled in Garden 
City, Minn., in 1867; removed to Good Thunder in 1870, and opened 
the first stove there and a hotel, both of which he conducted till 1904; 
president of the State Bank of Good Thunder since 1892. [24; 32.] 

Gbaling, J. N., farmer, b. in Germany, Nov. 16, 1836; came with hfs 
parents to the United States when nine years old; settled in Spring 
Valley, Minn., in 1856; was a representative in the legislature in 1879. 
[30; 52.] 

Granger, Wafren, merchant, b, in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1844; d. there, 
Sept. IX, 1894. He served in the 100th N. Y, Regt. in the civil war, 
and attained the rank of colonel; resided in St. Paul many years. 
[121.] 

Gkannis, Georue H., b. in Madison county, N. Y., March 10, 1827; 
settled in Lake City, Minn., in 1865, and engaged in the manufacture 
of lumber, laths, and shingles. [74.] 

Granms, Sidbey S., lumberman, b. in Orleans county, Vt, Oct. 21, 
1820; settled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1857, where he built the Bluff 
Mill; later owned a sawmill at Central Point; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1S64. [54; 56*.] 

Gbanbl-d, Johk Evekson, educator, h. in Norway, Aug. 5, 1863; came 
to the "United States in 1865; was graduated at Luther College, De- 
corah, Iowa, 1886; was instructor at Albert I-ea academy and at St. 
Olaf College, Northfield; since 1899 has been Instructor and assistant 
professor of Latin in the University of Minnesota; author of "Five 
Years of Alexander Hamilton's Public Life," and "Roman Constitu- 
tional History." [127 (14*); 127B; 148.] 

Grant, Alqeht S„ h. in Cayuga county, N, Y., Sept. 28. 1831; set- 
tled in Rochester, Minn,, in 1867, and sis years later removed to Oro- 
noco; engaged in real estate, collection, and insurance business. [66.] 
Geakt, Donald, railroad contractor, b. in Glengarry county, Ontario, 
Dec. 10, 1837; came to the United States in 1SB7; settled in Faribault, 
Minn., in 1863. The next year he began the work of railroad con- 
struction. He is also interested in several banks and other large 
financial enterprises; was mayor of Faribault in 1892-3. [23*; 25; 
26*; 111*.] 

Grant, Geohue Johnstone, building contractor, b. near Pictou, N. 
S., Jan. 10, 1841; settled in St. Paul in 1880; erected the Pioneer 
Press building and many other business blocks and private resi- 
dences. [24; 25; 93*; 93A.] 



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Gbant, Hiram Pekby, b. In Roxbury, Vt, Deo. 14, 1828; d. in St. 
Paul, Oct. 5. 1897. He settled in St Paul in 1855; served in the Slxtb 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of lieutenant 
coloael; afterward engaged In grain commission bualneas. [68; 94; 
115; 122; 124; 15S; 237 (9«),] 

Grant, Jabvis A., b. in New Brunswick in 1S31; came to Minnesota 
in 1877; settled In Detroit In 1884, and dealt in lumber and farm 
machinery, and owned a furniture factory. 135.] 

Grant, Lewis Addisos, lawyer, soldier, b. in Bennington county, Vt., 
Jan. 17, 1829; was admitted to the bar in 1855; served as major and 
lieutenant colonel of the Fifth Vermont Regt., 1861-i; waa brevetted 
major general, 1864; came to Minnesota in 1885, settling at Minne- 
apolis; was U. S. assistant secretary of war, 1890-3. [17; 24; 2B.] 

Grant, Richard F., lawyer, b. in Owatonna, Minn., in 1881; was 
graduated at Yale University and at New York Law School; settled 
in Duluth; was a representative In the legislature, 1909. [30*.] 

Grajit, Samuei, Dexter, physician, b. in Richmond, Maine, Aug., 
1832; d. in Franklin, Wright county, Minn., Sept. 24, 1874. He waa 
graduated at Jefferson Medical College, .1853; canle to Minnesota in 
1856; served as assistant surgeon in the army during the civil war 
resided in Watertown, Carver county, after 1SS7. [139.] 

Grant, Ulysses Shebmas, geologist, b. in Moline, 111., Feb. 14, 1867 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1888, and as Ph. D. at 
Johns Hopkins University, 1893; was assistant state geologist of Min- 
nesota, residing in Minneapolis, 1893-9; professor of geology in North- 
western University, Bvanston, III., since 1899. [7A; 17.] 

Ghant, William Henry, b. in Lyndeborough, N. H., Dec. 23, 1829 
d. at Sandstone, Minn., Aug. 8, 1901. He was admitted to the bar In 
1854; came to St. Pau! in 1859; practiced law, and was interested in 
real estate and lumbering. He was historian and registrar of the 
Minnesota Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. [42; 93; 
156; IBS*; 237 (14*).] 

Grass, Henry C, lawyer, b. in Michigan City. Ind„ in 1856; came 
to Minnesota in 1869; was admitted to the bar in 1878; was attorney 
for Murray county ten years, residing in Slayton; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1899-1901. [30; 31.] 

Gbathwol. James J., b. at Port Richmond, N. Y., Feb. 8, 1867; came 
to Minnesota in 1869, and to St. Paul the same year; was a boote- 
keeper several years, and after 1895 engaged in insurance business; 
was secretary and treasurer of the St. Paul Athletic Club, [lOO*.] 

Gbavel, Charles, b. in Montreal, Canada. Dec. 15, 1846; came to 
Minnesota, 1868; built a saw mill and grist mill in Belle Prairie, 1876, 
and also engaged in mercantile business there. He owned and platted 
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Gravel, Nakcisse, carpenter aiid farmer, b. in. Canada, Nov.*l, 1838; 
came to Minnesota in 18BS; built one of the first bouses in Bralnerd 
in 1870; settled in Belle Prairie in ISTfi. [31.] 

Gba^es, Albert L., journalist, b. in La Have, N. S., March 22, 1852; 
came to Minnesota in 1S80, settling in St. Paul; published the West 
St. Paul Times, 1886-90, and the Broad Axe, 1891-1902; probation offl- 
cer of Ramsey county after 1902. [24; 93A; 23S (Dec. 14, 1893*).] 

Gbayes, Ai.pheus. Congregational clergyman, b. in Sunderland, 
Mass., March 15, 1815; d, in Memphis, Teiin., Feb. 9, 1894. He was 
graduated at Hartford Theological Seminary, 1841; was pastor chiefly 
in Iowa until 1874; then came to Minnesota, and was pastor in Glen- 
coe, 1874-7, and In Medford, 1877-80; returned to Iowa. [144.] 

Gbaves, A:!son^ Rogebs, Episcopal bishop, b. in Wells, Vt., April 13, 
1842; was graduated at Hobart College, 1866, and the General Theo- 
logical Seminary, N. T., in 1870; was rector in Northfield, Minn., 1876, 
and in Minneapolis, 1883-9; was consecrated a bishop in 1890; resides 
in Kearney, Neb. [17.] 

Graves. Gakltos, physician, b. in Herkimer county, N. Y,, July 31, 
185G; was graduated in medicine at the University of the City of New 
York, 1878; came to Minnesota in 1882, and has since practiced in 
Attkin. [37.] 

Graves, Chakles Hinma?j, b. in Springfield, Mass., Aug. 14, 1839; 
enlisted in the 40th New York Regt. in 1861 as a private, and was 
promoted until he reached the rank of colonel. In 1870 he settled 
in DulutL, where he became president of the Graves-Manly Insurance 
Agency, and had many other business interests. He was a state sen- 
ator in 1873-6, and a representative in the legislature in 1889, being 
speaker of the House. He was a member of the State Capitol Com- 
mission, 1893-1905; and since then has been United States minister 
to Sweden. [17; 20*; 22*; 23; 27'; 30; 41.] 

Graves, Nathasiel Dwicht. Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Belcher- 
town, Mass., Jan. 21, 1814; d. Oct. 3, 1898. He was graduated at Am- 
herst College, 1842, and Auburn Theological Seminary, 1845; came 
to Minnesota in 1886; was pastor at Marshall, Lynd, and elsewhere. 
[153.] 

Gkay, ARcmnALD Douoxas, lawyer, b. in Chenango county, N. Y., 
Nov. 13, 1845; came to Minnesota with his parents when nine years 
old; was admitted to the bar in 18S1, and has since practiced in Pres- 
ton; was clerk of the court of Fillmore county, 1877-91. [22»; 24; 
52.] 

Gray, Georue, journalist and merchant, b, in Lockport, N. Y., March 
6, 1836; came to Minnesota in 1857; published the Wright County 
Republican at Monticello, 1858-71 ; engaged in mercantile business 
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Gray, James, Journalist, b. in Falkirk, Scotland, Feb. 18. 1862; came 
to the United States when four years old, and to Minneapolis in 1880; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 18S5; was city editor 
of the Minneapolis Tribune; later was part owner of the Times, and 
since 1905 associate editor of the Journal; was mayor of Minneapolis 
in 189S-1900; Democratic candidate for governor, 1910. [85A*; 88*.] 

Gkay Jon-v Henry educator b in Chiileston 111 March 11 1859 
was graduated at Harvard Universit} 18S7 studied m Germany and 
France and engaged m teacbing since 1907 professor of economics 
ia the Universitj of Minnesota residing in Minneapolis author of 
many leports and papeis on polit eal science and economics [17 
12 1 A* B] 

Cray Olufk Cbosby educator b in Jetteraon Maine Dec 30 1832 
was graduated at Colby University 1855 the same year settled in 
Mlnneapoli'^ where he was superintendent of the citi schools was 
jrincipal if Monticello Seminary Mmn two years seived in the 
Confederate armv m the civ 1 war later was profeu'sor in the Uni 
teraity Of Arkansas [3'] 

Gray Thomas J physician b in Iowa countv Wis Aug "2 ISSI 
d n Tonopah Arizona, Jan ^3 t<)07 He came to Minne'iota m 1865 
was gradiated at the St Cloud Noimal School in 187' afterward 
taught there and was its president many jeai* studied medicine 
practiced as a ph\hician in Minneapolis was a professor m tbe med 
ical department of the Univer'ilty of Minnesota IS^'' 1901 ['i 12 
(10*) 23 {U) ] 

Gray Thomas KianhBDi druggist b in Jefferson Maine in lS3u 
settled m Mini eapolis in 1S55 ['<4 3 A* fed ] 

Gray, William A., farmer, b. in Lisbon, N. Y., July 13, 1831; set- 
tled in Watertord, Minn., in 1S65; served in the 192d N. Y. Regt. in 
the civil war; was a representative in the legislature of Minnesota, 
1872-3. [48.] 

Gray Cloud (MAiiKriA-iioTO-wi\), a noted Sioui woman, after 
whom the large island of the Mississippi between St. Paul and Hast- 
ings is named, lived on this island. She married a white trader 
named Anderson, and after his death in Canada married Hazen P. 
Mooers, another white trader. [28, IX.] 

Gheaves, William, physician, b. in Ontario, Nov. 17, 1842; d. in 
Northfield, Minn., June 33, 1907. He came with his parents to Can- 
non Fails, Minn., in 18B6; was graduated in medicine at the University 
of Michigan, 1S71; settled in Northfield, 1880. [237 (43).] 

Gef.et.et, Aquii.A, civil engineer, b. in Greeley, Maine, June, 1831; 
d. in Stillwater, Minn., April 25, 1857. He came to Minnesota, in 1849, 
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Gbeelky, Elam, pioneer, b. in Salisbury, N. H,, Aug, 13, 1818; d. in 
Wiaconsin, Sept. 20, 18S2. He built a sawmill in Stillwater, Minn., 
in 1843; was a representative in the territorial legislature in 1851 
and 1856. [40; 41; 42.] 

Gbeely, Maeti^" p., farmer, b. in Palermo, Me., June 1, 3853; came 
to Minnesota in 1856; resided at Maine Prairie; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1889. [30,] 

Greely, Obri.n, pioneer, b, in St, Lawrence county, N. Y., in 1824; 
settled in Owatonna, Minn., in 1857; engaged in carpenter work, and 
was afterward proprietor of the Owatonna pump factory. [72.] 

Okkely, Otto Ethan, b. in Bangor, Me., May 24, 1853; came with 
his parents to Minnesota when two years old; resided in Minneapolis, 
engaging in five insurance busluess; after 1899 was president of the 
Fire Underwriters' Association of the Northwest. [24; 26*.] 

Gbees, Aha Babi*w, pioneer, b. in Warren, Vt., in 1826; d. in 
Whitewater, Wis. He came to Minnesota, and was admitted to the 
bar in 1S58; was a steamboat captain; was sheriff of Washington 
county; in 1860 was ordained a Baptist clergyman; was chaplain of 
the Third Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war. [41.] 

GftCEN, CiiABLKs E., b. in Oak Grove, Anolia county, Mian., Dec. 13, 
1862; was register of deeds for Anoka county, 1893-9; and judge of 
probate since 1900. [25; 43*.] 

Green, Clabeiscb D., h. In Bernardston, Mass., Feb. 27, 1853; came 
to Minnesota in 1860; settled in Anoka in 1875, where he was a con- 
fectioner; was register of deeds, 1883-8, and has since engaged in 
real estate business. [25; 31; 43.] 

Gbee.-j, Gkoboe, b, in Davenport, N, Y., In 1820; settled at Vernon 
Center, Minn., in 1S67; was a representative in the legislature in 1877. 
[30; 32.] 

Gbeen, Geobue H., hardware merchant, h. in Princeton, Wis., July 
27. 1851; settled on a farm in Wadena county, Minn,, in 1878; re- 
moved to the village of Wadena in 1886. [35.J 

Grbbs, Gkokce W,, lawyer, b, about 1822; settled at Clinton Falls, 
Steele county, Minn., in 1857. and purchased the Clinton mills; was a 
representative in the legislature; removed to Salinas, Cal.. in 1880. 
[70 A; 72.] 

Gbeen, James J., journalist, b. in Lancaster county, Pa., Jan. 29, 
1830; came to Minnesota in 1856, and the next year settled in St. 
Peter; served in the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, 1862-3; en- 
gaged in newspaper publication in various parts of the state until 
1873, when he established the Le Sueur Sentinel, which he conducted 
nineteen years; publisher of the New Ulra News after 1895. [34; 25; 
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Ghees, John L., b. in New Brunswick, Dec. 22, ISiO; came to Min- 
nesota in 1866; engaged In mercantile business in Clontarf, Swift 
county, after IS74, his store being the first In the town. [32.] 

Gbbes, Labs E., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway, April 30, 1841; 
came to the United States in 1866; was ordained in 1869; was pastor 
,in Madelia, Minn., more than twenty years. [169.] 

Gbeen, Samuel Bowdleah, educator, b. in Chelsea, Mass., Sept. 15. 
1859; d. at Itasca Parlt, July 11, 1910. He was graduated at Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College, 1879; was professor of horticulture 
and forestry in the University of Minnesota after 1SS8; author of 
text books and numerous papers; was dean ot the department of 
forestry at the time of his death. [7 A; 17; 34; 8& A; 137 A", B; 
237 (59*).] 

Greene, Charles Lyman, physician, b. in Gray, Maine, Sept. 21, 
1862; was graduated in medicine at the University of Minnesota, 
1890; instructor there, 1891-1903, and professor of the theory and 
practice of medicine since 1903; author of medical text books; re- 
sides in St. Paul. [7A; 17; 24; 25; 93A; 127B.] 

Greese, .Henry Pay, lawyer, b. in Newbern, N. C, May 30, 1859; 
was graduated at Princeton College, 1880. and in law at the Univer- 
sity of Maryland, 1883; came to Minnesota in 1S87, and practiced in 
Duluth until 1903; has since been U. S. civil service commissioner, 
residing in Washington, D. C, [17.] 

Grbexe, J, D., flour manufacturer, b. in Kent county, Delaware, April 
25, 1828; d. at Lake Benton, Minn., July 21, 1898. He came to Fari- 
bault, Minn., in 1869; removed to Lake Benton in 1887. [70; 168 (July 
29. 1898).] 

Greene, TiroM*s J., b. in St Paul in 1875; was deputy clerk of 
court four years; was a representative in the legislature in 1909-11. 
[30.'] 

Grkenleaf, Ciiables a., lumber dealer, b. in Meeker county, Minn., 
Oct. 27, 1861; engaged in real estate and lumber business in Litch- 
Beld after 1882. [65.] 

Gree.vleaf, Bleazer a.. Episcopal clergyman, died in Stillwater, 
Minn., in 187S. He was educated at Bangor Theological Seminary; 
settled in Stillwater in 1S46, and organized the first Episcopal church 
there. [41.] 

Gbebnleaf, Franklin Lewis, miller, b. in Boston, Mass., Oct. 7, 1847; 
came to Minnesota in 1868, settling in Minneapolis, where he was a 
merchant; afterward engaged in flour milling, and became largely 
interested in grain elevator companies. He was president ot the 
Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce after 1889, [3"; 20*; 84*.] 

Greenleaf, William Henry, b. in Nunda, N. Y., Dec. 7, 1834; came 
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township in Meeker county. He was county treasurer, 1860-2; county 
surveyor, 1864-70; and a representative in the legislature, 1871-3. In 
1872 lie removed to Litchfield, and in 1878 to Benson, being then re^ 
ceiver of the U. S. land office. [18; 29; 30; 65.*] 

Greesman, John M., lawyer, b. in Hornellsville, N. Y.. April 15, 
1837; was graduated at Alfred University; was admitted to the bar 
in 1858; practiced at Dover and Rochester, Minn.; removed to Aus- 
tin in 1870; was attorney of Mower county, 1880-4, and judge of pro- 
bate, 1903-10. [24; 79."] 

Gbeeb, Ai.LEN J,, lawyer, b. in Mifflin county. Pa., June 14, 1854; d. in 
Lalifopnia, March 14, 1905. He came to Minnesota in 1865; was grad- 
uated at the University of Minnesota, 1879; was twice elected super- 
intendent of schools of Wabasha county; was admitted to the bar in 
1882; was a representative in the legislature, 1891-3, and a state sen- 
ator, 1894-1900; removed to California in 1903. [30; 74; 237 (31*).] 

Gheeh, J.\mes C., merchant, b. in Quebec, Canada, May 14, 1842; 
came to Lanesboro, Minn., in 1868, being one of the first settlers; 
opened a grocery with his cousin, Robert R. Greer, and later engaged 
in general mercantile business; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture. [52.] 

Greer, John N,, educator, h. in Scott county, Iowa, April 17, 1859; ' 
was graduated at Iowa College, 1882; came to Minnesota in 1889 to 
accept a position in the Minneapolis public schools; since 1892 prin- 
cipal of the Central High School ia that city. [26; 85A*.] 

GBEc.n, L. A., teacher, b. in St. Albans, Vt., Dee. 6, 1849; was gradu- 
ated at Fort Edward Institute, N. Y., in 1870; came the same year to 
Minnesota, and in 1871 settled on a farm In Lyon county; was princi- 
pal of the schools in Marshall after 1881. [32.] 

Gregg, L. M., b. in New York; came to Wabasha county, Minn., in 
1S56, where he owned a farm; was county treasurer, 1857-9, and sher- 
ift, 1877-81; engaged in hotel business in Lake City, and later in 
Wabasha. [74.] 

Greoo, Orek C, b. in Enosburg, Vt., Nov. 2, 1845; came to Minne- 
sota in 1865, and the next year entered th« ministry in the Methodist 
church; settled In Lynd, Lyon county; was county auditor, 1872-82; 
superintendent of Minnesota farmers' Institutes, 1885-1907. [24; 32; 
127B.] 

Ghegobv, a. S., merchant, b. in England, Feb. 15, 1820; came to the 
United States with his father in 1827, and to Stockton, Winona 
county, Minn., in 1856; removed to Winona in 1860. [76.] 

Gregory, Joel Ernest, lawyer, b. in Polo, 111., Nov. 2, 1872; came 
to Minnesota in 1880: was graduated at the Xlnlversity of Minnesota, 
1896, and from its law department, 1898; has since practiced In St. 
Paul; was a representative in the legislature In 1903. [24; 25; 30.1 



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Gbbooby, John D liant a d fa , b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 

17, 1830; Bettled on a fa m n Sumn FfUoiore county, MIdu., in 
1855; opened a M in Ha lit n in 1881. [52.] 

Gbegsob, Math n 11 b La aster, Eng., Nov. 5, 1838; d. 

near Ramsey, M n O t 15 IMOJ He came to Minneeota in 1865; 
settled in Ramsey, Mower county, and built the Ramsey flouring mill. 
[337 <11).] 

Gbeineb, Fkeoerick, b. In Wurtemberg, Germany, April 13, 1829; d. 
in Chattanooga, Tenn., April 5, 1910. He came to the United States 
in 1849, and to St. Paul the next year; removed to Chaska four yeara 
later; engaged in farming and mercantile business; was sheriff of 
Carver county, 1872-4, and afterward register of deeds. [32; 237 
(62.»).] 

Gkesham, Wjluaii G., b. in Indiana in 1836; came to Nicollet 
county. Mien., in 1855; served as lieutenant in the Sixth Minnesota 
Regt, in the civil war; engaged In farming; was county superintend- 
ent of schools, 1881-90. [32.} 

Gbess, Clttf W., banlter, b. In St. Paul, April 23, 1864; lived in 
Northfleld, Minn., 1866-93; removed to Cannon Palls, where he was 
cashier of the Citizens' Bank. [56; 80.*] 

Gbethes, Ar^TON, lawyer, b. in Germany, Nov., 1S34; came to the 
United States !n 1854; was admitted to the bar in St. Paul in 1858; 
resided in Minneapolis; was auditor of Hennepin county, 1864-71. 
[5S.] 

Geibble, Edwis, lawyer, b. near Barnstable, Bug., June, 1825; came 
to the United States when nine years old; settled on a claim at Lake 
Minnetonka, Mian., in 1856; practiced law in St. Paul after 1868. [68; 
94; 237 {5e)*.l 

Gbiffi.\, Eli Wesley, b. in Scranton, Pa,, June 15, 1844; came to 
Minnesota in 1866; engaged fn surveying, and later in lumber busi- 
ness; in 1887 located and opened the Diamond mine, of the Mesab! 
iron range, and owned large interests in other iron mines. [60.*] 

GKiFns, Fbakk H., journalist, b. in Juneau, Wis., Aug. 13, 1863; 
came to Ortonville, Minn., when fourteen years old, to learn tel- 
egraphy; in 1891 established the Good Thunder Herald, which he has 
since edited. [46.] 

Gkiffin, Levi H., b. in Vassalbo rough, Maine, Oct. 22, 1822; came 
to Minnesota in 1853; purchased the townsite of Carver in 1854; 
opened a store and a hotel there; was the flrst Bberlft of the county. 
[32.] 

Gkiffin, Wirj-iAji A., physician, b. in Lee, N. H., Nov. 25, 1824; was 
graduated at Dartmouth College, 1853 ; came to Minnesota in 1856, 
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Geiffith, W. D.. b. in New York. Sept. 9, IS-lg; came to Hector, 
Minn,, in 1878, being tile pioneer business man in the town; engaged 
in mercantile business and tanking. [82.] 

Ghigqs, Alexander, pioneer, b. in Marietta, Ohio, Oct, 1838; died 
in the state of Washington, Jan. 25, 1903. Be spent his boyhood in St. 
Paul, Minn.; was engaged in running boats on the Red River of the 
North; in 1871 entered a claim to the site of Grand ForliS, N, D.; 
was in command of a line of boats running from there to Winnipeg 
until 1890; was president of the Second National Bank ot Grand 
Porks, and was postmaster and mayor of that city. He removed to 
the Pacific coast in 1892. [36.] 

Gbiqgs, Chauscey Milton, merchant, b. in St. Paul, Feb. 19, 1860; 
was graduated at Yale University, 1S83; engaged in wholesale gro- 
cery business in St. Paul; first vice president of Griggs, Cooper and 
Co. [24; Lo; 93A; 9B*; 98'; 100; 166A',] 

Grtqgs, Chaukcey WRifinr, merchant and lumberman, b. in Tolland, 
Conn., Dec 31, 1832; d. in Tacoma, Wash,, Oct. 29, 1910. He settled 
in St. Paul in 1856. In 1861 he enlisted in the Third Minnesota Regt, 
served as captain., and was rapidly promoted until he reached the 
rank of colonel, when ill health compelled him to leave the army. He 
was a state senator in 1867-9 and 1883-6; and a representative in the 
legislature in 1881-2. After 1888 he resided in Tacoma, Washington. 
[17; 19"; 68; 94; 95*; 115; 167 (Feb. 22, 1901*); 176 (April, 1886); 
237 (59«).] 

Gbiggs, John Wili.iaits, b. in Brookline, Mass., Nov. 30, 1816; d. in 
St. Paul, Jan. 14, 1891. He came to Minnesota in 1862, settling in 
Faribault; removed to Chicago in 1870, and to St. Paul in 1878, where 
he was connected with the land department of the Sioux City railway. 
[68; 238 (Jan. 15, 1891).] 

Gbionos, Peter, Jh,. b, in Montreal, Canada, Oct. 30, 1873; came to 
Diiluth with his parents in 1881; is president and manager of the 
Marine Iron Company. [31A.] 

Grimes, Jo.vathak T., b. in Loudoun county, Va,, May 10, 1818; d. in 
Minneapolis, Feb, 10, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1855; settled in 
Minneapolis, and established the Lake Calhoun nursery. [166 (1895*) ; 
237 (28*),] 

GniMMEB, Alfred J„ b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 5, 1856; d. in New 
Ulm, Minn,, July 26, 1901. He came to New Ulm in 1870; was register 
of deeds, 1884-93. [237 (14).] 

Grimsmaw, Robert E., b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1817; d, in Minne- 
apolis, April 10, 1900. He settled there in 18B5; was a building con- 
tractor, and later engaged in real estate business, [237 (11*).] 

Grimbhaw, William Harrison, architect, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., 
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thirteen school buildings and many other public and private buildings 
in Minneapolis; was a representative in the legislature in 18S3;. U. 
S. marshal (or the district ot Minnesota since 1899. [23; 24; 238 (Nov. 
9, 1899).} 

Gkinaseb, Mons, b. in Hadeland. Norway, Oct. 7, 1832; d, in Minne- 
apolis, Jan, 30, 1889. He came to the United States when twenty-one 
years old, and in 185S settled as a farmer in Bath, Freeborn county; 
served as captain in the Fifteenth Wisconsin R«gt., 1S62-5; was 
appointed register of the U. S, land office at Worthington in 1874; be- 
came vice-president of the Seandia Bank of Minneapolis in 1886, and 
removed to that city. [18; 34; 321; 169.] 

Grindei,asd, Andrew, judge, fa. in Winneshielt county, Iowa, Nov. 20, 
1856; was graduated in law at the University of Iowa,1882; settled In 
Warren, Minn., and practiced law, 1S82-1903; was a state senator, 1899- 
1902; judge in the Fourteenth judicial district since 1903. [24; 25; 
SO; 169.] 

Gbiitkell, Jeremiah, druggist, b. in Lapeer county, Mich, Nov. 21, 
1843; d. in Kasson, Minn., Jan. 24, 1892. He came to Mantorville, 
Minn., in 1867; removed to Kasson in 1873; was county auditor four 
years. [49; 140.] 

Ggiswold, Chahles, physician, b. in North Manchester, Conn., Oct. 
7, 1832; d. in SL Paul, Dec. 24, 1906. He was a minister in the M. B. 
church several years, and afterward studied medicine; was chaplain 
of the Minnesota heavy artillery in the civil war; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1865; was graduated at Bennett Medical College, 
Cliicago, in 1880, and the same year commenced the practice of med- 
icine in St. Paul. [68; 93; 157*; 237 (43).] 

GaiswoLi), Gilbert Gear, merchant, b. in Eniield, Conn,, Aug. 16, 
1823; d. in St. Paul, July 24, 1880. He settled in St. Paul in 18B4, where 
he established tie Boston clothing store. [93"; 98*.] 

Gbiswolb, Henry STEo^-o, b. in Adams, N. Y., Jan. 24, 1833 ;.d. in 
Chatfieid, Minn., in December, 1906. He came to Chatlield in 1857, 
filled various responsible positions for the nest ten years, and after 
1867 engaged in the manufacture of woolen goods; was a representa- 
tive in the legislature in 3871, [18; 52; 237 (43).] 

Gbiswold, Whedos W., lawyer, b, in Norfolk, Conn., Dec. 28, 1829; 
enlisted in the 30th Indiana Regt. in 1861, and attained the rank of 
colonel in 1865; settled on a farm In Morris, Stevens county, Minn., 
in 1872; was county auditor eight years; practiced law after 1887. 
[73.] 

Gbiswoi-d, William B., fa. near Ypsilantt, Mich., Nov. 9, 1834; 
studied law, and was admitted to the tar in 1860; came to Minne- 
sota the same year; resided In Chaska and Mankato; engaged in news- 
paper publication, and was a dealer in lumber and brick in Cbaska 
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Grodk, John S., b. in Germany, Sept. 22, 1845; d. in St. Paul, June 8, 
1909. He settled in St. Paul in 1873; engaged in real estate and fire 
iBsuraace business; was president ot the Board of Public Works after 
1902. [93A; 237 (36», 56*).] 

Gboesbeck, S. V,, physician, b. in New Yorli, Sept. 23, 1840; served 
in the Eighth Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota, and 
practiced medicine in Houston county; settled In Marshall in 1872, 
and built the flrat dwelling there; was register ot deeds and post- 
master. [32,] 

Gboetsch, Jok:s, b. in Wurlemberg, Germany, Jan, 8, 182S; d. in St. 
Paul in January, 1908. He came to the United States in 1847, and to 
Minnesota in 1854, being one of the earliest settlers in Mankato; en- 
gaged in mercantile business in Chaska, and later owned a farm In 
Kelso, Sibley county; was lieutenant and afterward captain in Uie 
Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was the first postmaster at 
New Rome, and gave the village its name; in 1S74-6 was a represen- 
tative in the legislature. He spent the iater years of his life iu St. 
Paul. [32; 237 (48*).] 

Gkonbeboeh, Robert, b. in Kalmar, Sweden, Oct. 2, 1840; came to the 
United States in 1869, and to St. Paul three years later; settled at 
Forest Lake in 1877; author of many humorous sketches, and also of 
historical books and a novel. [169.] 

Grondahl, Je.\s KaisTiA.N-, journalist, b. in Efdsvold, Norway, Dec. 3, 
1869; came with his parents to the United States In 1881, settling In 
Red Wing; was graduated at Red Wing Seminary, I8S7; and iater en- 
gaged in newspaper work. In 1892 he became connected with the Red 
Wing Dally Republican, and In 1894 took charge of the Nordst]ernen, 
a weekly Norwegian newspaper. In 1895-9 he was a representative in 
the legislature. [17; 22*; 24; 30.] 

Gbosnekt^u, Haks, b. In Norway, May 23, 1840; settled at Beaver 
Falls, Minn., in 1871; was county treasurer, 1873-84, [32,] 

Gbonvold, Just Christian, physician, b. in Fron, Norway, Feb. 27, 
1833; came to the United States in 1865; was graduated at Humboldt 
Medical College, St. Louis, in 1869; settled in Wanamingo, Goodhue 
county, Minn., the same year. [29*; 54; 169.] 

Grose. Isgebkikt Fredekicksos, educator, b. in Kenyon, Minn., May 
25, 1862; was graduated at Luther College. Decorah, Iowa, in 1885; 
was professor in St. Olaf College, Northtield, Minn., five years, and 
after 1891 was principal of Concordia College in Moorhead; teacher and 
registrar at St. Olaf College since 1900. [133 (Dec. 1908*); 149; 169.] 
Gboseilliers, Mebabd CiiouART, SiEUK DBS, Bxplorer, b. In France in 
1621, came to Canada at the age of twenty years, or perhaps three or 
four years earlier; was in the service of the Jesuits until 1646, as a 
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afterwfLTd was a fur trader and came to the upper Mississippi river and 
tiie area of Minnesota, wltii iis brottier-in-iaw, Radiason. in 1655 and 
again in 1660, they being the first white men in Minnesota. Grosell- 
liers probably died in Canada, In 1684 or later. [38, X; 107; 113; 114; 
131; 146.] 

Gross, Henry, merchant, b, in Germany, May 2, 1831; came to the 
United States in 1850; settled in Goodhue county, Minn., in 1857; re 
moved to Red Wing In 1869, where be engaged in mercantile business 
after 1876. [54.] 

Gross, Philip, b. in Germany in 1809; came to the United States in 
1855, and the nest year was one of the founders of New Ulm, Minn,; en- 
gaged in the hotel business. [32.] 

Gross, Seveein, R. C. priest, b. in Austria in 1829; d. in Collegeville, 
Minn,, In 1893, He was ordained in 1S53; came to the United States 
in 1S74; was pastor at St, Cloud, Minn., 1876-88, and New Munich, 
1888-90; was afterward prior of St John's Abbey. [31; 132 (Christmas 
number, 1893*).] 

Grout, THADBEua P„ farmer, b. in Wilna, N. Y., Feb. 7, 1S37; settled 
in Rock county, Minn., in 1873, being one of the first settlers there; 
later resided in Luverne. He was a prominent worker in the tem- 
perance cause. [34.] 

GsovEK, A. J,, farmer, b. In Oxford county, Maine, Sept. 6, 1S27; set- 
tled in Minneola, Goodhue county, Minn., in 1858; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1869, [54.] 

Gbovee, Babkeb C., b. in Maine in 1840;. settled In Zumbrota, Minn,, 
in 1868, and engaged in farming; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1876-7. [30; 54.] 

Grover, H. C, physician, b. in Indiana in 1S30; studied medicine; 
was assistant surgeon in the 20th Indiana Regt. in the civil war; came 
to Minnesota in 1869; resided in Rushford; was a representative in the 
legislature, 1875-7 and 1879. [30.] 

Grover, Marcus D., lawyer, b. in Wells, Vt.; d. in St, Paul, Dec. 18, 
1904. He was admitted to the bar in 1868; settled in St. Paul in 1887, 
and the next year became general solicitor of the Great Northern rail- 
way company. [23*; 95; 111; 137*; 237 (35*).] 

Gruheb, James M., b. in Iowa City, Iowa, March 22, 1868; engaged in 
railroad business; was general manager of the Great Northern rail- 
way after 1907, residing in St. Paul. [17,] 

GnuB, Olb Nelson, farmer, b. in Wisconsin in 1857; was graduated 
at St. Olat College, Northfield, in 1879; was a state senator, 1899-1901, 
residing at Grue, Kandiyohi county. [30.] 

Grummons, William F., b. in Orleans county, N. Y„ Feb. 25, 1829; 
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Rest., 1861-4; was eherift of Mower county; settled in Martinsburg, 
Renville county, in 1878. [32.] 

Geusse.vdorf, Edward, Lutheran clergyman, t>. in Germany, July 15. 
1823; A. at Fergus Falls, Minn., Feb. 18, 1908. He came to tbe United 
States in 1857; was graduated at a German college in Fort Wayne. Ind., 
in 1860; was ordainett to the ministry, and two years later settled In 
Red Wing, Minn.; removed to Fergus Palls in 1869; owned a farm on 
the site of the town, and engaged in mercantile business. He opened 
the first store in Fergus Palls. [35; 237 (48*).] 

Guard, Ehastxjs, b. in Susquehanna county, Pa., Jan. 1, 1825; d. 
April 10, 1878. He settled at Taylor's Palls, Minn., in 1857; served in 
the Seventh Minnesota Regt., 1862-5; engaged in furniture business, 

i:*o.] 

Guderia;^, CiiRisTopiiEu S., banker and farmer, t), in Prussia, April 7, 
1837; d. in Florida, May li, 1902. He came to Minnesota in 1560; en- 
listed in the Eigtth Minnesota Regt,, and served in tbat and other 
regiments during the civil war; settled in Anoka; was county treas- 
urer ten years; was a state senator, 1891-3; removed to Florida in 
1896. [30; 43; 237 (19).] 

GuERiN, Vital, pioneer, b. in Saint Remi, Canada, July 17, 1812; d. 
in St. Paul, Nov. 11, 1870. He entered the service of the American 
Pur Company, and came to Mendota, Minn., in 1832. Seven years 
later he settled on. the site of St. Paul. He passed the remainder of 
his life quietly, improTing his farm until the growth of the city made 
it very valuable for city lots. [28, IV*; 94; 237 (1, 65*),] 

GuEBSON, ADEtAHi), pbysician, b. in Quebec, in 1844; d, in St. Paul, 
Jan. 15, 1889. He was graduated at the medical college in Montreal, 
1865; settled in St. Paul the same year, removed to Little Falls in 
1873; was county superintendent o£ schools for Morrison county ten 
years; returned to St. Paul in 1888. [139.] 

GuiQSAS, Michael, Jesuit missionary, b. in France, Jan. 22, 16S1; d. 
In Quebec, Canada, Peb. 6, 1753. With Nicholas de Gonnor, he founded 
a mission among the Sioux in 1727 at Port Beauiiarnois on Lake Pepin, 
near the site of Frontenac, Minn., but was obliged to abandon it the 
next year on account of Indian wars. He was captured and threat- 
ened with death, but was rescued; and afterward, in 1732-37, be con- 
tinued his work in this Sioux mission ajid as resident chaplain of the 
fort. [114; 146.] 

Guilder, Absalom R., inventor, b. in Milton, Vt., Aug., 182G; came 
to Minneapolis in 1866; engaged in building mills, and afterward pat- 
ented several important inventions in mill machinery. [58.] 

GuioN, Joseph, pioneer, b. in Missouri in 1825; d. in St Paul, Minn., 
Jan. 17, 1906. He came to St. Paul in 1845; afterward resided in 
St. Louis and other places, but returned to St, Paul in 1853; owned 
real estate in West St. Paul. [94; 98'; 237 (39).] 



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GciresMAN, Leo A., b. In Cincinnati, O., Sept.. 22, 1862; came to St. 
Paul in 1876; one of the organiMrs in 1883 of the firm of Guiterman 
Brothers, manutacturers of men's clothing, and since 1897 Its presi' 
dent. [24; 25; 93A*.I 

GuLDBBiNosoN, GiLBEKT, b. near ChrlstSania, Norway, July 17, 1841; 
d. Feb. 19, 1900. He came with his parents to the United States in 
1852, and to Freeborn county, Minn., in 1856; served in the 21st Iowa 
Regt. in the civil war; engaged In banking in Albert Lea, and was 
president of the First National Bank there. [53A*; 169.] 

GiiLLEiTE, Albert Martik, b. in Brownston, Ind., June 2, 1873; was 
graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1902; since 1906 principal 
of the Prescott School, Minneapolis. [S5A*.] 

GuLi-rcKSEN, H.iNs C, b. in Norway, June 29, 1833; came to the 
United States in 1854, and two years later settled on a farm in Bloom- 
field, Fillmore county, Minn.; was county sheriff four years; was reg- 
ister of deeds, 1880-88. [52.] 

GuMPER, WiLiiAM Marie, R. C. priest, b. in Baden, Germany, in 1866; 
came to the United States when fourteen years of age; was ordained 
priest at St. Cloud, Minn,, in 1890, and the next year settled at Long 
Prairie; was pastor at Breckenridge after 1900. [38.] 

GuNDALSos, Ha:ss, b. in Norway, Jan. 26, 1830; came to the United 
States in 1852, and to Minnesota in 1&56; served in the First Minne- 
sota Regt. in the civil war; owned a farm in Amherst, Fillmore coun- 
ty; was a representative In the legislature In 1878. [30.] 

GuNDEBs, Paul A., b. in. Norway in 1863; came with his parents to 
the United States and to Minnesota while an infant; engaged in mer- 
cantile business in Blue Earth county after 1887; was auditor of the 
county, 1895-1900. [45*.] 

GuNDEBsos, Claus J., lawyer, b. in Whitewater, Wis., in 1855; came 
to Minnesota in 1866; was graduated in law at the University of Mich- 
igan, 1883; has practiced in Alexandria, Minn., since 1886; was attor- 
ney of Douglas county, 1889-93; a state senator since 1907. [30*.] 

GuNN, D. Geitfin, Episcopal clergyman, b. in Caswell county, N. C, 
March 13, 1S45; served four years in the Confederate army in the 
civil war; settled in Windom, Minn., in 1878; laid out the village of 
Wilder in 1885, and afterward resided there; founded and conducted 
the Wilder Farm College, which was opened in 1887. [34.] 

GuN-N, Daniel M., b. in Ontario, Canada, in 1860; came to Minnesota 
in 1880; resides at Grand Rapids, where he is engaged in the hotel 
business; was a representative in the legislature, 189B-7; has been a 
state senator since 1907. [30*.] 

GuNN, Joseph, journalist, b. in Ontario, Canada, in 1857; came to 
Minnesota in 1SS3, and settled in Breckenridge, where be published 



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the Wilkin county Gazette; was a representative in the legislature in 
1893 [25 30 15,] 

Gi.NNERSE> S R., educator, b. in Norway in 1844; studied at the 
UniTerelty of Chnstiania, and afterward studied theology In Gernsany; 
came to the United States in 1874, and was a member of the faculty 
of Augsburg Seminary. Minneapolis. [SS.] 

GuNSOLL^ Matthew M., farmer, b. in Montgomery county, N. Y., 
Dec 12 1833 served in tbe ZM Wisconsin Regt in the civil wa,r; set- 
tled on tbe site of Edgerton, Pipestone county, Minn., in 1878, being 
the second settler ih the township. [34,] 

GuELKY, George H,, b. in St, Lawrence county, N. Y., April 25, 1854; 
settled in Pipestone, Minn., in 18,W, and engaged in hardware busi- 
ness; also owned several farms, and was treasurer of the county. 
[34-] 

GuRLEV. James, M. E. clergyman, b. in Wexford, Ireland, in 1800; d. 
in St. Charles, Iowa. He came to tbe United States wiien fifteen years 
old; became a traveling preacher; came to Minnesota after the civil 
war; lived in Wabasha three years; in 1871 took a homestead in 
Becker county, where he was the first resident preacher. During his 
last years he lived in Detroit, Minn. [44.] 

GusTAVEsEN, Carl, b. in Norway, Dec. 8, 1828; came to the United 
States in 1855. and eight years later settled in Manchester, Freeborn 
county, Minn.; taught music until 1876, and later cultivated his 
(arm. [53.) 

GusTOFBON, Anukew, pioneer, b, in Sweden in 181S; came to the 
United States in ISBl, and three years later settled in Alfborg, Sibley 
county, Minn., being the first settler In that township. [32.] 

GtJTENBEHG. Joii.-i, b. in PruHSia, April 7, 1828; d, in Shakopee, Minn., 
June 23, 1880. He came to the United States In 1853, and to St. Paul 
two years later; removed in 1857 to Shakopee, where he built a hotel. 
[32.1 

GuTHBiE, M., b. in Ireland in 1848; came to the United States in 
1867, and to Blooming Prairie, Minn., in 1875; owned a grain elevator, 
a store, and a hotel. [72.] . 

GiTTKSECHT, Chables, LuthcTan clergyman, b. in Mecklenburg, Ger- 
many, Jan. 7, 1851; came with his parents to the United States in 
1870; was graduated at Concordia College, III., in 1S79; soon after- 
ward was ordained to tbe ministry, and settled in Union, Houston 
county, Minn. [61.] 

GuTTARSBN, G., pioncer, b. in Norway. April, 1812; came to the 
United States In 1846, and to Minnesota in 185-?; was probably the 
first settler in Sheldon, Houston county. [61.] 

GuTTERSEN, Gii,BERT, farmer and banker, b. in Minnesota, May 13, 
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repreBentatives, 1889, aafl a member of the house in 1893-5 and 1899. 
[24; 30; 45*.] 

QcTTERaos, A. C, banker, b. In Windsor county, Vt., March 10, 1S30; 
settled in Owatonna in 1S66; was cashier of the Farmers' National 
Bank after 1873, find was also professor of music in Pillsbury Acad- 
emy, [72.J 

GwATHMEY, John Booth, miller, b. In Greencastle, Ind., July 8, 1839; 
d. in Faribault, Minn., Oct., 1902. He settled there In 1S55; served in 
the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, [237 <28).i 

GvNjtj), Endrb B., Lutheran clergyman, b, in Norway, April 15, 1859; 
came to the United States in 1880; was. educated at Augsburg Sem- 
inary, Minneapolis, 188*-89; was pastor in Minneapolis, 1889-91, and 
in Willmar after 1891. [148.] 

Haas, G. Wiuiblm, Latheran clergyman, b. Feb. 38, 1862, in Ger- 
many; came to the United States in 1886; was graduated at Martin 
liUther College, New Ulm, Minn., in 1888; was ordained at Sutton, 
Mower county, Mtnn,, in 1888; was pastor at Lake City, Minn., after 
1890, and at Greenwood, Hennepin county, since 1900. [148.] 

Haas, Chahi.es L., b. in Pennsylvania, Dec. 39, 1849; came to Minne- 
sota with his parents when only five years of age; has engaged In the 
live stock business in St. Paul, and is largely interested in the banks 
of that city; was register of deeds for Ramsey county, 1891-95. [30^; 
93*; 98*; 100.] 

Habiqhorst, Henry, merchant, b. in Germaay, March, 1824; came to 
the United States in 1847, and to St. Paul la 1854; engaged in the dry 
goods business. [S8; 94.] 

Hackbtt, Chaklbs Wesley, hardware merchant, b. in Lyndeborough, 
N. H., July 23, 1831; d. in St Paul, March 21, 1903. He came to Min- 
nesota in 1SB6, settling in Lake City; was captain in the Tenth Min- 
nesota Regt. during the Indian war; removed to St. Paul in 1872. 
[93A; 121; 174«; 176 (April, 1SS6'); 237 (28*).] 

Hackket, Joseph M., b. in Antrim, Watonwan county, Minn., July 8, 
1874; was graduated at Hamline University, 1899, and in law at the 
University of Minnesota, 1902; engaged in real estate business in St. 
Paul; a state senator since 1907. [34; 25; 30*; 93A; 111.] 

Hadland, Ole p., farmer, b. in Fillmore county, Minn., Feb. 19, 185S, 
and resided there; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 
1880; was a representative in the Minnesota legislature in 189L [169.] 

Haoj-ey, Blbbidoe Drew, lawyer, b. In Deerlng, N. H., Sept. 6, 1842; 
served in the 14th N. H. Regt., 1862-4, and was brevetted captain; was 
admitted to the bar in 1869; came to Minnesota in 1872, settling in 
Luverne. [IS.] 
' Hadley, Emerson, lawyer, b, in Marion, Mass., Dec. 27, 1857; was 
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1884; came to Minnesota in 1884, settling in St, Paul; 

eral counsel of the Northern Pacific Railway Co. since 1900. [24 ; 

25; 93; 95*.] 

Haeckeb, Thkophihb L,, b, in Liverpool, Ohio, May 4, 184fi; served 
in the 37th Wisconsin Regt, during the civil war; was engaged in the 
v.ork of the Experiment Station In Madison, Wis,, until 1891, and later 
with the AericuHiiral College of Minnesota; has been its professor of 
dairy husbandry since 1894, residing tn St. Anthony Part. [32*; 26*; 
127A*.] 

Hafjtex, August, farmer, h. in Ontario, Jan. 2, 1855; came to Hin- 
neaota In 1867; settled near Buffalo, 1881; was roister oC deeds of 
Wright county, 1899-1902 and 1907-8; a representative in the legisla- 
ture, 1911. [30*.] 

Hagadokn, H, J., millwright, b. at Mount Morris, N, Y,, Oct, 1, 1832; 
d, in Brainerd, Minn., Dec. 16. 1903, He came to Minnesota in 1865; 
settled in Brainerd in 1880. [237 (35).] 

Hagan, Martts, physician, h, in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, Dec. 3S, 
IS32; was graduated at the Medical College of Columbus, Ohio, in 
1855; served as surgeon in Ohio regiments in the civil war; In 1866 
was graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York 
city, and the next year settled in St Paul, [18; 29; 68; 93,1 

Hagen, Or.E E„ journalist, b, in Sklaker, Norway, Aug, 7, 1852; came 
to the United States in 1881; settled in Crookston In 1883; established 
the Rodhugg«ren at Fergus Falls in 1893; was judge of probate for 
Polk county, 1897-1903. [37*.] 

Haoen, Ole J„ editor, b. near Chriatiania, Norway, Aug. 31, 1S52; 
came with his parents to the United States, and to Freeborn county, 
Minn,, in 1867; settled in Albert Lea in 1872, and later became editor 
of the Albert Lea Posten. [53.] 

Hagi.er, Pi.etoheb, merchant, b. in Madison county, 111,, in 1824; set- 
tled in Pine Island, Minn,, in 1856; served in the First Minnesota artil- 
lery and other regiments in the civil war, attaining the rank of first 
lieutenant. [54*,] 

Hagney, p. H,, farmer, b, in Dakota county, Minn,, May 22, 1856; 
resided at Rosemount; was a representative in the legislature in 1889. 
[30,] 

Haostbom, Glsiavi^s Akviu, Baptist clergyman, b. in Sundsvall, 
Sweden, Sept, 8, 1867; came to the United States, and attended the 
public schools in Minneapolis; was graduated at the Divinity School, 
University of Chicago; was pastor in Chicago, 1896-1906, and in St. 
Paul since 1909; editor of a Swedish Baptist Church journal since 
1896. [17.] 

Hagstrom, J. Albert, clerk, b, Nov, 23, 1872; resided in Minneapolis, 
and died there Dec, 6, 1901; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1899. [30; 237 (19),] 



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Hahis, William John, attorney general b in Mifflin county Pa., 
Nov. 5, 1841; 'd. in Minneapolis, Sept 23, 1102 He came to Minne- 
sota in 1863, settling In Lake City; engaged in teaching and book' 
keeping; was admitted to tbe bar in 1S67 was county attorney of 
. Wabasba county, 1872-8; was attorney general of the state 1S81-7; 
resided in Minneapolis after 1881. [18; T4; 137; 237 (IS').]. 

Haich, Geokoe W., b. in Seneca county, N. T., Dec. 11, 1838; served 
in the 21th Michigan Regt. in tbe civil war, attaining the rank of 
captain; came to Minnesota in 1S73, and two years later settled on a 
farm in Mankato. [32.] 

Haichp, Washikcton Z., b. in Jefferson county. Pa., March 25, 1839; 
came to Minnesota when twenty-five years ot age; invented a well- 
boring machine, and dealt in windmills, pumps, and other machinery; 
resided in Winnebago City after 1878. [34; 39*.] 

Haines,- A?ir.T)s, merchant, b. near Toronto. Canada, Feb, 5, 1843; 
came to Minnesota in 1S72; was a teacher in St. Cloud and Litchfield 
fourteen years; later engaged in mercantile business in Paynesvilie. 
[35.] 

Haines, Chabi.bs, b. near Springfield, Ohio, in 1834; d. in Knights- 
town, Ind., April 29, 1883. He served in the Northern army in the 
civil war; settled in St. Paul in 1867, where he was manager of the 
opera house. [337 (1).] 

Haikes, James C, h. in Canada in 184(1; settled in PayneBville, 
Minn., in 1866. At first he engaged in carpenter business and farm- 
ing, but later sold agricultural implements and general merchandise. 
[31; 35.] 

Hainlin, Eb>est, lawyer, b. in New Yorlt in 1844; came with his 
parents to Minnesota in 1855; Served in the First Minnesota Regt., 
1861-5; was admitted to the bar in 1870; resided in Watertown, Carver 
county; was county attorney four years, [32.] 

Hair, Geobge Robsok, M. E. clergyman, b. in England, Dec. 6, 1825; 
d. in Mankato, Minn., Jan. 23, 189B. He came to the "United States in 
1853, and to Minnesota in 1879; was pastor in Northfield, Red Wing, 
Minneapolis, and Other places. [150,] 

Hai.bebt, William H., banker, b. in Erie county, Pa., Aug. 3, 1S40; 
served in the Eighth Illinois cavalry in the civil war; settled in Rock 
county, Minn., in 1872, and was cashier ot the Security Bank ot Lu- 
Verne, [34,] 

Halden, Oois, b. in Norway, May 6, 1862; came to the United 
States in 1881, and settled in Grove City, Minn.; removed to Duluth 
in ISS2, and engaged in the grocery bnsiness; has been auditor of 
St. Louis county since 1895. [23; 31A*; 111*.] 

Hale, Andrew Talcmwt, b. in Glastonbury, Conn., July 8, 1820; d, in 
Minneapolis, June. 1869. He aettled there in 1860, coming for his 
health, and devoted tbe remainder of bis life to philanthropic efforts 
for tbe improvement of the city. [84*.] 



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Hale, Geokge Wasiiin(itos, merctaiit, b, in Tunbridge, Vt., Feb,, 8, 
1834; d, in Minneapolis, Feb. 22, 1884. He first came to Minneapolis 
in 1856, but returned to Boston in 1S60; established a dry goods store 
in Minneapolis in JS67. 184*.] 

H.\LE, Henkv, lawyer, b. in Chelsea, Vt., June 21, 1814; d. Dee. 7, 1890. 
He was graduated at the UniTersity of Vermont in 1840; was admitted 
to the bar in 1843; settled in St. Paul in 1856, practiced law, antj en- 
gaged in real estate business, [28, VHI; 41; 93*; 94; 98*,] 

Hale, Jcffeksos Marshall, merchant, b, in Tunbridge. Vt., Sept. 5, 
1827; came to Minnesota in 1855; engaged in dry goods business in 
Minneapolis after 1868. [84*.] 

Hale, William Dinsmore, b, in Norridgewock, Maine, Aug, 16, 1836; 
came to Cannon Falls, Minn,, in 1856, and engaged in farming; was 
enrolling clerk in the state senate ic 1861; served in the Third Min- 
nesota Rest,, 1861, and was major in the Fourth Regt., V. S, Artillery 
.colored), 1863-6; was a partner of Hon, W, D, Washburn in lumber 
and fiour milling; and was postmaster of Minneapolis, 1890-4, and since 
1906. [24; 84'; 85A*.] 

Hale, William EnwABO, b. in Wheeling, W. Va„ May 11, 1845; came 
with Uis parents to Plainvlew, Minn., in i860; served in the Third Min- 
nesota Regt., 1861-4; was admitted to the bar in 1869; settled at Min- 
neapolis in 1872; was attorney for Hennepin county, 1878-82; judge 
in the Fourth district since 1909. [22*: 24; 85A; 130*; 137.] 

Haloben, Chahles G,, druggist, b. in Sweden in 1840; d. in Comfrey, 
Minn,, May 15, 1910, He came to the United States in 1854, and to 
Minnesota in 1858; served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; resided at Watertown, where he was postmaster eight years; was 
a representative in tlie legislature, 1881-3 and 1889, [30; 33; 169; 237 
(62).] 

Hall, Albert H., lawyer, h. in Alexandria, Ohio, July 11, 1858; came 
with his parents to Minnesota in 1872; was graduated at Columbian 
University Law School, Washington, D, C„ 1883; lias practiced law in 
Minneapolis since 1884. [24; 25; 85A*; 90*; 127A*: 137*.] 

Hall, Albert R., b. in Vermont in 1842; came to Minnesota in 1856; 
served in th« Second Minnesota Regt. in the civi! war; was a repre- 
sentative in tHe I^slature, 1869-74, and 1877, being speaker of tlie 
House three terms; resided in Dayton, Hennepin county. [30.1 

Hall, Alpbeo S., lawyer, b. in Anne Arundel county, Md., in 1856; 
came to Minnesota in 1858; was admitted to the bar in 1880; was asso- 
ciate judge of the municipal court in St. Paul several years. [93.] 

Hall, Charles, physician, h. in Gallatin county, 111., in 1826; was 
graduated at Rush Medical College in 1857; came to Minnesota the 
same year, and in 1859 settled in Pine Island; was a state senator, 
1869-70. [54.] 



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Hall, Christopher Wefbeb, geologist, t. in Wardsboro, Vt,, Feb. 2S, 
1S45; d. in Minneapolis, May 10, 1911. He was graduated in 1S71 at 
Middlebury college; in 1872-5 engaged in teaching in Minnesota; spent 
the next two years in study in Germany; after 1878 was professoi- of 
geology and mineralogy in tbe University of Minnesota; assistant 
geologist of tile XT. S. Geological survey after 1883; autbor of Geogra- 
phy of Minnesota (299 pages, 190S) and numerous sclentiGc papers. 
[I, 3; 4«; 7A; 17; 22*; 24; 35; 26*; 58; 85A*; 127 (2*); 127A*, B; 
237 (ES, 59).] 

Haul, Dabwin Scott, Congressman, b. in Wheatland, Wis., Jan. 23, 
1844; served in the 423 Wisconsin Regt. in the civil war; came to 
Minnesota in 1866; was auditor of Renville county, 1869-72; cl«rk of 
the district court, 1873-77; representative in the legislature, 1S76; reg- 
ister of the United States land oflce at Benson, 1878-86; state senator, 
1887-9, and again la 1907-09; a representative in Congress, 1889-91. 
He was founder and editor of the Renville Times, [10; 25; 27*; 30*; 
32; 98*; 166A*.] 

HAii, E. S„ farmer, b. at La PoJnte, Wis., in 1833; settled in Min- 
nesota in 18S0; resided at Minden, Benton county; was a representa- 
tive in the legislature in 3897. [30; 31.] 

Hall, Elisha Banks, b. in Lawrence county, Ohio, Oct 25, 1824; d. 
in Fairmont, Minn. Feb. 13, 1902. He settled on a homestead beside a 
lake named for him, in Martin county, Minn., in 185S; served against 
the Indians in the war of 1882. [237 (19*).] 

Hall, Fbakcis, b. in Canada, Nov. 12, 1830; came to Minnesota in 
1863; owned a farm in Etna, Fillmore county; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1878. [30.] 

Hall, Prank, pioneer, b. in Lewis county, N. Y., July 28, 1834; set- 
tled in Albert Lea, Minn., in 1858, and opened one of the first stores 
there; was captain In the Fifth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; after- 
ward was proprietor of a hotel. [53.] 

Hall, Geoboe R., farmer, b. in Canada, June 29, 1836; settled in 
Plainview, Minn., in 1856; served in the First Minnesota, light artil- 
lery in the civil war; was a representative in the legislature in 1877. 
[30; 74,] 

Hall, Harlan Page, journalist, b. in Ravenna, Ohio, Aug. 27, 1838; 
d. in St. Paul, April 9, 1907. He was graduated at Ohio Wesleyan Uni- 
versity, 1861; settled in St. Paul, 1862; engaged in editorial work on 
several newspapers; purchased, with others, the Pioneer in 1865; 
later established the Dispatch, and in 1S78 the Globe. Tie last paper 
he published was the St. Paul Trade Journal, 1897-1903. The nest 
year he published a volume of political reminiscences, entitled "Ob- 
servations." [2B, XII*; 41*; 68; 165'; 176 (March, 1892*); 237 <ie', 
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Hall, Jamkh, judge, b. in Vermont, Oct. 28, 1824; d, while on a jour- 
ney to Dakota in 1868. He came to Minnesota in ISSC, settling at Lit- 
tle Falls; was judge of the Fourth judicial district, 1857-8; removed to 
Denver, Colorado, in 1861, but retuined after four years to Minne- 
sota, and later resided in St. Cloud. [237 (1).J 

Hall, Johx Nobrib, b. in Litchfield county. Conn., May 15, 1822; 
settled in Mankato, Minn., in 1858; engaged in mercantile business, 
and later in banlting. [32; SS*.] 

Halt., Libehty, journalist, b. in Peru, Me., July 27, 1826; d. in Den- 
ver, Colo., June 23, 1891. He traveled for tlie publishing house of 
D. Appleton and Co., twenty years; came to Minnesota in 1866 on 
account of poor health, settling at Glencoe, and during several years 
published the Glencoe Register; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture in 1872. [18; 155*.] 

Hall, Lyjiax Wolcott, journalist, b. in Lanesboro, Mass., March 

9, 1808; d. in St. Paul, Jan. 14, 1897. He studied law, but engaged 
in newspaper work; settled in 1878 in St. Paul, He was a prominent 
political worker and editor in Ohio before and during tlie civil war. 
[237 (9*); 238 (Jan. 15, 1897).] 

Hall, Marten, b. in Genesee county, N. Y., in ISll; came to Minne- 
sota in 1865, and the next year settled in Green Prairie, Morrison 
coanty; was the prime mover in the organization of that town. [31,] 

Hall, Marti\ Olsos, banker, b. in Hedemarken, Norway, Oct. 30, 
1853; came with his parents to the United States when two years old; 
gettled in Minnesota in 1S64; studied law, and was probate judge in 
Granite Falls six years; was clerk o( the senate two terms. He 
resided in Duluth, 1887-97; then removed to St. Louis, Mo.; and after 
1901 resided at Mohall, N. D., a town named for him. [29; 32; 169*; 
237 (37*); 241.] 

Hall, Okias, farmer, b. in Jefferson county, N. Y., in 1819; d. in 
Dodge Center. Minn., Oct. 2fi, 1900. He came to Minnesota in 1859; 
was one of the original proprietors of the town of Dodge Center. 
[49; 237 (11).] 

Hall, Okrin I., physician, b. in Wales, N. Y., Sept. II, 1843; d. June 
25, 1908. He was graduated from the medical department of Buffalo 
University, 1873; settled in Zumbrota, Minn., the next year. [54; 
B6M 

Hall, Osiak H., physician, b. in Brie county, N. Y., Nov. 29, 1842; 
served in the Eighth N. Y. cavalry in the civil war; was graduated 
from the medical department of the University of Buffalo, N. Y., in 
1868, and the same year settled in Zumbrota, Minn.; removed to St. 
Paul in 1899. [54.3 

Hall, Oseb Matson, lawyer, congressman, b. in Conneaut, Ohio, Sept. 

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bai' ia 1872; was a state senator, 1&85; representative in Congreas, 
1891-5; m«mber of tbe Minnesota Tas Commission since 1907. [li); 
24; 2E; 30*; 56.] 

Hall, Pearl Mitchell, physician, b, in West Jefferson, Ohio, Oct. 
10, 1860; came to Minnesota in, 1873; was graduated at the Hahne- 
mann Medical College, Chicago, 1882; has since practiced in Minne- 
apolis; commissioner of health for that city since 1901. [25; 2fi*.] 

Hall, Richard, Congregational clergyman, b. in New Ipswich, N. 
H., Aug. e, 1817; d. in St. Paul, April 1, 1907. He was graduated at 
Dartmouth College, 1847, and "Union Theological Seminary, 18S0; came 
to Minnesota in 1850, and was pastor at Point Douglna until 1856; was 
superintendent for the American Home Missionary Society in Minne- 
sota, 1S56-74; resided in St, Paul. [144; 179 (Aug. to Nov., 1899'); 
337 (43*).] 

Hall, S. A., b. in Jefferson county, N. T., in 1835; was graduated 
at the University of Wisconsin, 1861; served in the Fifth Wisconsin 
Regt. ia the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1S69; settled at Yellow 
Medicine; was a state senator, 1877-8, [30; 32.] 

Hall, Shermas, Congregational missionary, b. in Weathersfield, Vt, 
April 30, 1800; d. in Sauk Rapids, Minn., Sept. 1, 1879. He was grad- 
uated at Dartmouth College, 1828, and Andover Theological Seminary, 
1831. He had charge of the government schools at the Chippewa 
Agency at Crow Wing, Minn., many years, and translated the New 
Testament and other religious books into that language. Later the 
schools were removed to Gull Lake and placed in charge of another 
denomination. He removed to Sauk Rapids, was pastor of the Congre- 
gational church there many years, and was also county superintendent 
of schools, [31; 41; 143.] 

Hai.l, Stbphe.v Ckobby, b. in Penn Yar, N. Y., Aug. 16, 1834; d. in 
Minneapolis, Aug., 1S88. He settled there In 1884, and engaged In 
lumber business. [84*; 167 (Aug. 10, 1888*).] 

Hall, Wiu-iam, b, in Turriff. Scotland, June 3, 1:^47; came to Min- 
nesota in boyhood; served in the army during the closing months of 
the civil war; was a representative In the legislature, 1880-82; was 
express agent at Winnipeg and other places, and after 1905 resided on 
a farm at Sterling, Blue Earth county. [46.] 

Hall, Willi.yji AsBrRV, physician, b, in Aurelius, N. Y„ June 17, 
1853; was graduated at the Albany Medical College, 1875; settled in 
. Minneapolis In 1S86, [26*; 84; 85A,] 

Hall, Wiu.fail D„ b. in Westfleld, N. Y., in 1833; served in the 
Union army in tbe civil war, attaining the rank of major; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1872; engaged in newspaper work several years; be- 
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Hall, Wiij.iam Si'hic;i;, jui3g«, b, near Annapolis, Md.. July 9. 18:!2; 
d. on a railroad journey, returning to his home in St. Paul, Feb. 25, 
1875. He was graduated at St. John's College, Md.; was admitted to 
the bar in 1854, and the same year came to St. Paul ; was appointed 
superintendent of public Instruction for the territory; was a state 
senator, 1857-60; and from 1867 to the time of his death was judge 
of the court of common pleas. [IS; 28, IV; 9a; 94; 2;!T {11; 238 
(March 3, 1ST5).3 

Haixam, Oscar, judge, b. in Linden, Wi?„ Oct. 19, lS6o; was grad- 
uated at the University of Wisconsin, 1887, and from its law depart- 
ment, 1889; came to Minnesota In 1S89, and settled in St. Paul; judge 
in the Second judicial district since 1905. (24; 35; 26*; 30; 95«; 338 
fNov. 9, 1899).] 

HALLiffiRo, GEOHiiK Ei.wv.v, b, in Stillwater, Minn., Aug. 18, 1871; was 
chief clerk of the secretary of state in 1895-1901; removed to War- 
road, Minn. [34; 100'.] •- 

Hali.er, A\ki., b, in Wermeland, Sweden, Dec, 11, 1858; came with 
his parents to the United States in 1867, settling in Wanaroingo, 
Minn.: engaged In farming and banking, and since 1894 has been pro- 
bate judge of Goodhue county. [5,6; 169A.] 

Hali.is, Oi.E A., druggist, b. in Sweden, Feb, 9, 1847: came to the 
United States in 1869, settling in Cambridge, Minn.; was cierk of the 
district court twelve years; and was engrossing clerk of the state 
senate in 1878. [30; 169.] 

Hai.lock, Charles, editor and author, b. in New York city, March 
13, 1834; was graduated at Amherst College, 1854; established in 1879 
in Kittson county, Minn., a farm colony for sportsmen. The town of 
Hallock which he founded in 1880, was named in his honor. He was 
the founder of "Forest and Stream," 1873; now lives in Washington, 
D. C. [17; 176 (June, 1896); 237 (1).] 

Hallock, Leavitt Homak, Congregational clergyman, b. in Plain- 
field, Mass., Aug. 15, 1842; was graduated at Amherst College, 1863, 
and Hartford Theological Seminary, 1866; after other pastorates, he 
came to Minnesota in 1898, and was pastor ot Plymouth church, Min- 
neapohs, tili 1907; removed to New England. [24; 26*; 85A*.] 

HAi,j^TEAi), ANDREW J., joumalist, b, in Ohio, Aug. 33, 1850; began 
newspaper work in 1868; came to Minnesota in 1883; has published 
and owned the Brainerd Tribune since 1884. [37; 3S.] 

HA1.STKAI), Oeoriie Bi.iniiT, b, in Elizabetbtown, N. J., March 17, 1820; 
d. at Lake Minnetonka, Minn., Sept. 6, 1901. He was graduated at 
Princeton college; studied law; served in the U. S. navy, and later in 
the army during the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1876, and re^ 
sided at Lake Minnetonka. [337 (14*).] 

Halstead, Fkask, b. In Newark, N. J., In 1833; d. at Lake Minne- 



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tonka, Minn., io 1876. He came to Minnesota in 185S; served in the 
U. S. navy during the civil war; resided in a picturesque house on 
Lalie Mlnnetonka, called the Hermitage. [&8.] 

Halton, James B., R. C. priest, b. in Ireland, Aug. 4, 1844; came to 
the United States in 18G1 ; was graduated at St, Charles College, Bal- 
timore, Md„ in 1866; came to Minnesota in 186S; was ordained priest 
the same year, and settled in Hastings. [48.] 

Halvousor, Chables, merchant, b. In Norway, in 1S51; came to the 
United States and settled in Minnesota in 1867; resided in Dawson; 
was a state senator. 1899-1902. [30.] 

Haevosson, Hknby, merchant and hanker, b, in Wanamingo, Minn., 
June 3, 1875; engaged in mercantile iDusiness there; In 1904, with his 
brother, Martin, organized the Farmers' State Bank of Wanamingo, 
being its vice president. [56.] 

Haivobson, Johk, Lutheran clergyman, h. in Stavanger, Norway, 
Dec. 4, 1861; came with Ills parents to the Tlnited States when nine 
years old; was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1880, 
and at the German. Northwestern University, Watertown, Wis., in 
1881; was ordained to the ministry in 1884; was pastor in Minne- 
apolis after 1890. [169.] 

Halvobson, Kittel, farmer and congressman, b. in Telemarken, 
Norway, Dec. 15, 1846; came with his parents to the United States 
In 1848; served in the Second Wisconsin Heavy Artillery in the civil 
war; settled in North Fork, Stearns county, Minn., in 1865; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1887, and a member of Congress, 
1891-3. [10; 31; 169.] 

Halvobsos, Mabceilus, Journalist, b. in Egersund, Norway, Feb. 24, 
1855; came to the United States in 1863, and to Minnesota the next 
year; resided at Albert Lea, where he edited and published the Enter- 
prise; was a state senator, 1887-9. [26*; 30; 53; 169.] 

Halvogson, Oliveh, merchant, b. at Norway Lake, Minn., Aug. 19, 
1870; was postmaster there after 1897, and owned a general store. 
[63*.] 

Hamery, Oscab L.p civil engineer, b. in Bergen, Norway, Nov. 19, 
1850; came with his mother to the United States when ten years old; 
lived in Minnesota; settled in Crookston in 1883, and was city en- 
gineer after 1887. [35.] 

Hamilton, Andrew, lumberman, b.. in Ireland, in 1833; d. on his 
farm near Winona, Minn., Sept. 5, 1898. He came to the United 
States in 1846; settled in Winona in 1857; was president of the Winona 
Lumber Co., 1880-94. [167 (SepL 9, 1898).] 

Hamiltow^ AHTnuH L., journalist, b. near Almonte, Ontario, Nov. 5, 
1862; came to Aitkin, Minn., in 1894; purchased the Aitkin Republican 
the nest year, which he has since published. [37.] 



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, Geoboe Augustus, b, in Worcester, Mass., March 25, 
1S22; d. in St. Paul, July 2, 1889. He came to St. Paul in 1864, and 
was general freight and ticket agent, and later treasurer, of the St. 
Paul and Sioux City Railway Co. [28, VllI; 68; 93'.] 

Hamilton, Geobge D., joumalist, b. in Two Rivers, Wis., April 3, 
1856; came to Minnesota in 1878, settling in Detroit, where he pur- 
chased and has since publisbed the Record. [25; 35.] 

Hamilton, Geobge J., lumberman, b. in Winona, Minn., June 11. 
1861; d, there, April, 1897. He was employed by the Winona Lumber 
Co., from 1880 to 1895, and afterward, with his brother, established 
the Hamilton Lumber Co. [167 {April 9. 1897).] 

HAMILTON", Joseph, pioneer, b. in Dexter, Maine, July, 1836; settled 
in Minneapolis township, Minn, (now St. Loufs Park), in 1855; opened 
a general store in 18S8, and was postmaster. [60*.] 

Hamilton, Samuel W., b. in Winona, Minn., Oct. 5, 1S57; was 
graduated at the state Normal School there in 1875; was county 
treasurer, 1880-84. [76.] 

Hamilton, Thomas, soldier, b. in New York; entered the U. S. army 
in 1802; was brevetted major in 1824, and was commandant at Fort 
Snelljng in 1835; retired from the army in 1828. [11; 13.] 

Hamlin-, Cokde, joumalist, b. in GlenvlUe, N. Y., Nov. 9, 1861; was 
graduated at Union College, 1883. and in law at the University of 
Wisconsin, 1887; was connected with the Pioneer Press Company, St, 
Paul, after 1889, and became general manager in 1899; removed to 
New York city in 1908. [17; 24; 25; 176 (July, 1902*); 202.] 

Hamlin, Hobart O., b. In Salem, Pa., June 29, 1832; came to St. 
Anthony in 1854; was the first auditor of Hennepin county; was clerk 
of the district court, 1861-5; engaged in real estate and insurance busi- 
ness after 1877. [58; S4'.] 

Hamlin, James Gabbit, journalist, b. in Deansville, N. Y,, Oct. 22, 
1847; served in the lltb N. Y. cavalry in the civil war; established 
the Enterprise in Albert Lea, Minn., in 1873; two years later removed 
to Blue Earth City, and published the Post. [34; 202.] 

Hamm, Theodore, b. in Baden, Germany, in 1825; d, tn St. Paul, 
Juiy 31, 1903. He came to tie United States in 1854, and to St. Paul 
In 1856, where be was a brewer. [68; 93A; 94; 97; 99; 337 (22*; 28*).] 
Hamm, William, b. in St. Paul, Sept. 26, 1858; was president of the 
St. Louis, St. Paul and Minneapolis Packet Co.; president and treas- 
urer of the Hamm Brewing Co., St. Paul. [24; 25; 93A; 98*; 100.] 

Hammbk, Bvik D., farmer and miller, b. in Greencastle, Ind,, In De- 
cember, 1829;- d. at Spring Valley, Minn., Oct. 31, 1907. He came to 
Minnesota in 1859; served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; settled at Spring ValJey in 1SS3; was a representative in the leg- 
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Hammeb, Frederick O., b. o£ Germaa parents in St. Paul, Aug. 11, 
1865; has resided in tliat city and engaged in loaning, building, and 
mining. [3*; 22»; 25; 96*.] 

Hammkbghen, David I., printer, b. in St. Paul in 1875; was publisher 
there of the East Side Star; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1905. [30*.] 

Hammon, Bdwaed, b. in Munich, Bavaria, in 1837; d. in Eden Prairie, 
Minn., Aug. 11, 1887. He came to the United States in 1856; settled 
in St. Paul the next year; was janitor of the capltol, and lat«r mes- 
senger of the governor. [237 (1).] 

Hammokd, JoiifT Hekbt, b. in New York city, June 30, 1833; d. in 
St. Paul, April 30, 1890. He served in the army in the civil war, and 
was brevetted brigadier general. [121.] 

Hammond, Nathan N., grocer, b. In Otsego county, N. Y., Sept., 
1832; d. In Rochester, Minn., May 14, 1903. He settled in Rochester 
in 1855; engaged in grocery business after 1881. [GO; 237 (28).] 

Hammond, T. W., physician, b. in Plymouth county, Mass., in 1850; 
came to Minnesota in 1S66; was graduated at Jefferson College, Phil- 
adelphia, in 1874; settled in Montgomery, Le Sueur county; practiced 
medicine, and also studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1881. [32.] 

Hammond, Walter A., b. in Ann Arbor, Mich., Dec. 7, 1853; became 
a locomotive engineer; settled in Brainerd, Minn., in 1886; assistant 
commiseioner of labor for Minnesota, 1893-8; later engaged in real 
estate business in St. Paul, 125; 30.] 

Hammokd, WiBriEtD Scott, congressman, b. in Southborough, Mass., 
Nov. 17, 1863; was graduated at Dartmouth College, 1884, and came to 
Minnesota the same year; was admitted to the bar in Madeila, 1891; 
removed to St, James in 1895; was county attorney, 1895-6 and 1900-4; 
representative in Congress since 1907. [9; 17; 24; 25; 30*.] 

Hammors, Evekett, lawyer, b. in Cornish, Maine, Jan. 10, 1850; d. 
in Anoha, Minn., Oct. 15, 1900. He was graduated at Bowdoin Col- 
leg*, 1870; was admitted to the bar in 1873; settled In Anoka, and 
was city attorney three terms; at the time of his death was county 
attorney. [150.] 

Hampson, Phf.d Ij., merchant, b. in Akron, Ohio, March 17, 1858; 
came to Minnesota in 1875, and settled in Ada in 1881; engaged in 
lumber business, and after 1880 in genera! mercantile business. [35,] 

Hambe, Lars O., b. in Norway, Aug. 9, 1841; came to the United 
States in 1860; settled in Preston, Minn.; was register of deeds of 
Fillmore county, 1875-85, and county treasurer, 1893-1906. [24; 52; 
109.] 

Hanatobd, a., b. in Monticello, Minn., in 1860, and resides there; 
engaged in atock raising; was treasurer of Wright connty, 1897-1901; 
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HANtL, SA>rL-Hx F., physician, b. in Macedon, N. Y., Jiily I, 1K25; 
was graduated at Albany Medical College; was surgeon ia the S9th 
Illinois Regt. in the civil war, and hecame division medical director; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1872. [58.] 

Hascock, Joseph Woods, Presbyterian clergyman, b, in Orford, N. 
H., April 4, 1816; d. in Minneapolis, Oct. 24, 1907. He came to Red 
Wing in 1849, as a missionary teacher among the Indians; organiaed 
. a Presbyteriaa church there in 1855, and was its pastor until 1861; 
was superintendent of schools for Goodhue county, 1864-18S1. He 
contiimed to reside in Red Wing until about a week before his death. 
[18; 54*; 237 (48*).] 

Hand, Dasiei. WiiiLLDrN', physician, b. at Cape May Court House, 
N. J., Aug., 1834; A. in St. Paul, June 1, 1889. He was graduated in 
medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 1856; settled in St. Paul 
in 1857; served as surgeon in the First Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; was professor of surgery in the University of Minnesota, 1S82-87. 
[28, VIII; 29; 68; 93*; 94; 121; 139; 238 (June 2, 1889)-] 

Hand, Hksey C, physician, b, at Cape May, N. J., March ]7, 1848; 
d. In St, Paul, March 2, 1876. He was graduated at the University of 
Pennsylvania, 1870, and settled in St, Paul the next year. [139.] 

Hasi>, WiLi.iAM R., physician, b. in Wayne county. Pa,, Sept, 14, 
1854; was graduated at Ohio Medical College, Cincinnati, in 1877; 
settled in Herman, Minn., in 1883. [35,] 

Hakdlax, James, b. In Sparta, Wis,, in 1871; came to St. Paul, 
Minn., in 1884; conducted a meat market after 1890; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in )903-9, and a state senator, 1911, [30* ] 

Handy, Ray D,, b. in Minneapolis, Aug, 21, 1877; was cartoonist 
for the Minneapolis Tribune, 1897-1901; for the Duluth News-Tribune 
since 1901, and manger of its engraving plant [17; 24.] 

Hasey, Jobs, clergyman, b. In York county. Pa,, April 10, 1808; be- 
came a minister in the United Brethren church in 1829; came as a 
missionary to Olmsted county, Minn., in 1857, and three years later 
settled on a farm in Pleasant Grove township, [66.] 

Hanford, J. H,, lumber dealer, b. in Ohio in 1834; d, in Dubuque, 
Iowa, Aug, 26, 1872. He settled in Stillwater, Minn., and engaged in 
lumber business and steamboatlng, [238 (Sept. 1, 1872).] 

Ha>-ft, Hdoo O., judge, b. in St. Peter, Minn., Dec. 16, 1871; was 
graduated in law at the University of Minnesota, 1896, and practiced 
law in St. Paul; served in the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. in the 
Philippine war, and in 1899 was commissioned battalion adjutant; as- 
sistant county attorney of Ramsey county, 1900-06; judge of the munic- 
ipal court, St. Paul, since 1906. [24; 25; 123.] 

Hanke, Henry C, lumberman, b. Oct. 6, 1860, at Lake Calhoun, ncv 
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a representative in tiie legislature in 1889; treasurer of Hennepin 
county since 1905. 130; S5A'; 127A*,] 

HANLEi M\BTiw ]<i.Arvi.i,i\ iawjer b lu bt Louis, Mo., Jan. 30, 
185fl; was graduated m Ian at Washington Unnersity, St. Louis, ISVil; 
has practiced in Mmnpapoh? since 18S4 [24 25; 137*,] 

H4SLY M J R C priest b in Ireland came to the United Stales 
in 1861, and was orda ned in Chicago the next year; was pastor at 
Chatfleld Caiuuona and Fountain Fillmore county, Minn. [52.] 

Hanna De-jms merchant b m New Berlin Wie., May 2, 1S47; 
came to Minnesota m 186*) settled in Stephen In 1879; engaged in 
mercantile business and for a year edited the Marshall County i^eader. 
[35.] 

Hakna, James, farmer, b. in Vermont in 1842; came to Minnesota 
in 1864; resided at Hector; was a state senator, 1895-7. [30.] 

Han.\apobd, Jule Ml bat b m Claremont, N H, Nov. 19, ISOO, set- 
tled at Brainerd Minn in 18 ' in service of the Northern Pacific 
Railway Co., and later removed to fet Paul second vice president and 
general traffic manager of this railway [24 '5; 26*; 17S (June, 
1895').] 

Hahnok, M. Tueooobe druggist b m Washineton, Iowa, in iSG7; 
settled at Two Haibon. Minn was auditor of Ijake county, 1892-6, 
and probate judge 1891-1901 [lOS' ] 

Hasscom, David J farmer b in York countj Maine, Aug. 33, 1S33, 
came to Minnesota and settled m Eden Lake township, Stearns couu- 
ty, in 1859; served in the civil war in tiie Fourth Minnesota Regt.: 
was a representative in the legislature m 1880 [31.] 

Hansen, Orro, farmer b near Cliristiinia Norway, March 16, 1850; 
came to the United Statefc m lSb7 and to Minnesota in 1874; resided 
in Otisco, Waseca county Minn was a representative in the iegis- 
iature in 1889. UQ 169 ] 

Hansek, Theodobl merchant b in Christiama, Norway, Feb. ]. 
1846; came to the Ln ted States m 1868 settled in Swift county, Minn., 
in 1870; engaged m mercantile business and owned grain elevators 
in Benson. [169.] 

Hansen, William, b. in 1826; d. in Bioomington, Hennepin couazy, 
Minn., June 15, 1902. He resided there thirty-flve years, and owned a 
carp fishery. [237 (19).] 

Hassos, a. L., farmer, b. in Allamakee county, Iowa, Oct. 28, 1854; 
was graduated at Iowa Agricultural College, 1879; engaged in banking 
in North Dakota; settled in Norman county, Minn., in 1894, and ow.'is 
a farm at Ada; has been a state senator since 1907. [30*.] 

Hanson, D. M., lawyer, b. in Maine about 1S26; died in 18S6, He 
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legislature in 1855, and a member of the council the neiit year. Lj9; 
S5; 23S (Marct 2S, ISoB).] 

Hanson, Ei.dok M., Lutberau clergyman, b. in Norway, Seiit. 4, lK(i2; 
was graduated at Augaburg Seminary (College Department), Minne- 
apolis, 1893; was ordained in 1896, and was pastor in Brandon, Minn., 
1896-1903, and at Plumb, Minn., after 1903. [148.] 

Hanson, H, J., merchant, b. in Denmark, Oct. 7, 1843; came to the 
United States in 1866, and to Minnesota two years later; settled in 
Hector in 1885; engaged in real estate and insurance business. [82,] 

Hanson, Haxs O., merchant, b. in Dane county, Wis., Jan. 16, 1853; 
came to Minnesota when twenty-two years old; was one of the pio- 
neers of Roseville, Grant county; settled in Stephen in 1883, and 
engaged in hardware and furniture business; was a representative in 
the legislature in 1903-7. [30*; 35.] 

Haxso.n-, Hans P., b. in Norway,, Sept. IS, 1844; came with his father 
to the United States in 1851; served in the 52d Wisconsin Regt. in 
the civil war; settled on a farm at Elbow Lake, Minn., in 1871; was 
eheritt of Grant county four years. [3n.] 

Hanson, Hakhy M., banker, b. in Forest City, Iowa, June 17, 1872; 
came to Minnesota in 1899, and organized the First National Bank of 
Hanley Falls, and has been its cashier since 1900; was 
ative in the state legislature in 1907, [24; 25; 30'.] 

Hansok, Henhy E., b. in Fillmore county, Minn., in ISi 
ister of deeds for Cottonwood county eighteen years; 
senator, 1907-09; resides at Windom. [30*; 34.] 

Hansos, John, b. in Wardal, Norway, Nov. 18, 1835; came to the 
United States in 1857; settled in Douglas county, Minn., in 1866; 
owned a farm, and after 1881 engaged in mercantile business in Bran- 
don. [35-] 

Hanson, Joji\- N., b. in Norway, March 2, 1828; came to the United 
States in 1849; settled on a faim in Vernon, Dodge county, Minn., in 
1856; was a representative in the legislature, 18T3-4. [30; 49; 169.] 

Hanson, Martin Gtjstav, Lutheran clergyman and educator; b. in 
Goodhue county, Minn., July 11, 1859; was ordained, 1884; was pastor 
in St. Paul, 1884-92; president of Red Wing Evangelical Seminary 
since 1898. [17,] 

Hanson, Ob-sten, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway, July 8, 1836; 
came to the United States in 1851, and to Goodiiue county, Minn., in 
1856; was ordained to the ministry in 1861; was pastor in Aspelund. 
[169.] 

Hanson, Olof, architect, b. in Fjelkinge, Sweden, Sept. 10, 1862; 
came to tiie United States in 1875, and to Minnesota the same year; 
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and at the National College for the Deaf, Washington, D. C, in 1886; 
eettled in Duluth. [169.] 

Harso^, p. 0., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Skane, Sweden, Dec. 18, 
1861; came to the United States with his parents in 1S71; was grad- 
uated at Augustana College, and in 1888 at Augustana Theological 
Seminary; was pastor in several states; eame to the Mesabl Range 
in Minnesota to be a traveling miBStonary, and resided In Virginia, 
Minn. [37.] 

Hansok, Peteb, pioneer merchant, b. in Denmark in 1845; came to 
Minneapolis in 1866; settled on the site of Breckenridge in 1871, when 
there waa only one building and a tent in the future town. He opened 
a general store, which, he conducted until 1890; was treasurer of Wil- 
kin county, 1895-1905. [38,] 

Hanson, Peter E., secretary of state, b. in Branstad, Sweden, June 
12, 1845; came to the United States In 1857 with his parents who set. 
tied in Meeker county, Minn.; engaged in real estate business in 
Litchfield, 1879; was president of the Meeker County Bank; was a 
state senator, 1885-7; and secretary of state, 1901-07. [25; 36*; 30; 
65; 169.] 

HABALDSorf, AsLAK, fanner, b. in Norway, July 18, 1845; came to 
the United States iit 1861, and lived in Freeman, Minn.; waa a repre, 
sentative in the legislature in 1885. [337 (38*).] 

Haebo, Bhas p., Lutheran clergyman, b, in Predrifeshald, Norway, 
Feb. 6, 1856; came to the United States in 1880; was graduated at 
Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, 1886; was ordained in 1889; pastor 
in La Crosse, Wis., 1SS9-93; Duluth, Minn., 1893-1902; and Minneapolis 
after 1902; professor there in Augsburg Seminary. [148.] 

Harden, Gkobge W. W., lawyer, b, in Allamakee county, Iowa, in 
1863; came to Minnesota in 1868; was graduated in law at the Uni- 
versity of Minnesota; resides in. Le Roy; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1901 and in 1905. [30.] 

Habdekbebgh, Chabi.es Morgan, b. in New Brunswicli, N. J., Jan. 4, 
1833; d. Jan. 29, 1910. He came to Minnesota in 1862, settling in Min- 
neapolis; engag-ed In iron business and mill building; after 1891 was 
president of the National Milling Co. [24; 8SA*.] 

Habdenbbrch, p. R. L., b. in New York City, Jan. 23, 1834; d. in 
Baltimore, Md., whiie traveling for his health, Jan. 31, 1889. He set- 
tled in St. Paul in 1S67, and established a iarge leather dealing busi- 
ness. [28, VIII; 93*; 97; 176 (Dec. 1895); 237 (2).] 

Harding, Etcrhart Percy, educator, b. in Waseca county, Minn., 
Aug. 15, 1S70; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1894; 
Instructor and lecturer in chemistry there, 1896'1905; assistant pro- 
fessor of chemistry since 1905. [7A; 127 (10*); 127B.] 



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Hakdimj, WiLLiAJi Ai'SKY, b. ill Pfescotl township, Faribault county, 
Minn., Aug. 22, 1875; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 
1897; resides in Winnebago, engaged in farmine and stock breeding; 
a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

Hahuy, John C, b. in St. Paul, April 12, ISSS; was graduated at St. 
John's University, 1883; engaged in the ice business in St. Paul; was 
a state senator, 1903-09. [24; 25; 30; 93A'; 100.] 

Hari>v, Newell N., merchant, b. in Rock county, Wis., March 20, 
1843; came with his parents to Minnesota in 1853; served in the 
Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled on a claim in Douglas 
county, 1868; removed to Alexandria in 1878. [35.] 

Harp, Joseph, M. E. clergyman, b. in Yorkshire, Eng., July 7, 1807; 
d. in St. Paul, Dec. 12, 18S3. He came to the United States in 1828, 
was ordained deacon in 183(1; settled In St. Paul In 1857; often 
preached, and devoted himself to church worh. [237 (1).] 

Hahcreaves, Mask, b. in Stafford county, Eng., Dec. 24, 1S3S; came 
with his parents to the United States in 1846, and to Minneseta in 
1855; served in the First Wisconsin light artillery in the civil war; 
was sheriff of Houston county, 1874-8; resided' in Hokah after 1879; 
was editor of the Hokah Sun after 1886. [61; 238 (Jan. 1, 1894*).] 

Harkitss, Aubam, b, near Meadville, Pa., Feb. 24, 1821; served in 
the Mexican war; came to Viola, Olmsted county, Minn., in 1855; was 
a member of the leglsiature in 1861; was captain in the Second Min- 
nesota Regt. in the civil war; was county auditor two terms. [66.] 

Habkness, James W., b. In Peoria county, HI., Oct. 6. 1839; d. in 
Faribault, Minn., March 34, 1871. He came with bis parents to Min- 
nesota in 1856, and engaged in fruit culture. [166 (1892).] 

Harlow, PKEELA^in F., b. in Osford county, Maine, Oct., 1836; d. in 
Fairmont, Minn., Dec. 29, 1906. He came to Faribault county, Minn., 
in 1857; served in the 23d Maine Regt. in the civil war; was sheriff 
of Faribault county, 1868-70; engaged in hotel business in Winnebago 
City, and later removed to Fairmont [51; 237 (43|.] 

Harlow, Reubex Wksio.v, Congregational clergyman, b. in Ply- 
mouth, Mass., June 29, 1829; d. in Park Rapids, Minn.. June 2, 1905. He 
was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal church, 1861, and was pastor 
in Vermont and Massachusetts; doined the Congregational denomina- 
tion in 1884; came to Minnesota In 1885; was pastor In several towns 
in this state and in Kansas; resided in Park Rapids after 1897. [144.] 

Harmos, C, miller, b. in Penobscot county, Maine, Aug, 4, 1839; 
caroe with his parents to Minnesota in ISBO; settled on a farm near 
Sauk Center in 1859;. after 1872 was manager of large flouring mills 
there. [31.] 

Haki-eh, RoniiRT C, centenarian, b. in Dublin Ireland, July 13, 1799; d, 
in Minneapolis, Dec. 29, 1903, at the age of 104 years. He settled in 



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Canada in 1844; engaged in tailoring ijusiness; resided in Minneapolis 
after 18S5. [237 (35*).] 

Harries, William: Hesbv, lawyer, congressman, b, in Montgomery 
county, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1843; served In the Seeonfl WiBconsln Regt, in 
the civil war, attaining tlie rank of captain; was graduated In law at 
the University of Michigan, 1868, and settled at Caledonia, Minn., the 
aame year; practiced law ttere till 1907; attorney of Houston county 
four years; representative in Congress, 1891-3; secretary of the Min- 
nesota Soldiers' Home, 1907-11, residing In St. Paul, and later its 
superintendent at Minnehaha. [10; 24; 61.] 

Habroian, Samuel, b. In Orland, Maine, In 1826; d. at Hot Springs, 
Ark., Aug. 35, 1S97. He came to Minnesota in 1855, and engaged In 
lumbering in the St. Croix valley; served in the 27th Wisconsin and 
other regiments in the civil war, attaining the rank of brigadier gen- 
eral. [42*; S37 (11),] 

Hahbijjgtok, Charles MEDnuRY, b. in New Berlin, N. Y.. July 11, 
1855; came to Rochester, Minn., when seventeen years old; was con- 
nected with the grain and elevator business of Van Dusen and Co.; 
after 1883 resided in Minneapolis; president of three elevator com- 
panies. (17; 34; 25; 85A; 168 (Oct. 14, 1898*).] 

Habbikgton, Geobge- W., farmer, b. in Washington county, Vt., in 
1827; came to Minnesota In 1856; settled in Plainview; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1889. [30.] 

Harbikgton, Hisam ArcusTus, b. in Anoka, Minn., Aug. 19, 1861; 
served on tie police force, and since 1905 has been register of deeds 
for Anoka county. [24; 43.] 

Harrington, J. L,, physician, b. in Windham county, Vt., in 1840; 
was graduated from the medical department of the University of Ver- 
mont, 1862; served in Vermont regiments in the civil war; settled in 
Owatonna, Minn., in 1881. [72.] 

HARRiNRros', JoHS StevejSS, plouoer, i). in Canada, Aug. 11, -1815; d. 
at Wayzata, Minn., Oct. 21, 1904. He came to Minnesota In 1854, set- 
tling on a claim beside Lake Minnetonka; engaged in farming, and 
afterward platted his land and sold most of it in lots. [60*; 237 
(35*).] 

Hakbi.n'gton, Lewis, surveyor and farmer, b. in Greene, Ohio, in 
1821; d. in Olympia, Wash., Aug. 15, 1884. He came to Minneapolis 
in 1854, and the nest year founded with others the town of Hutchin- 
son, where he afterward resided; was a representative in the state 
legislature in 1866 and IS6S. [64; 237 (1); 238 (Aug. 18, 1884).] 

Habeikoton, Lewis P., b, in Hennepin county, Minn., Oct. 7, 18S4; 
purchased a drug store in Hutchinson in 1881; engaged in real estate 
business, aod in teaching school; was superintendent of schools in 
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Habbinotok, WiLLiAJi, b. in Highgate, Vt., April 16, 1S29; came to 
Minnesota in 1860; owned a farm in Empire, Dakota county, after 
18S8; was elected treasurer ot the county In 1873. [IS.] 

Harkikgtos, William B., pioneer, b. in Canada; d. in Hutchinson, 
Minn.. Feb. 7, 1869. He came to Minnesota in 1852, settling on the 
bank of Lake Minnetonka; the nest year he explored and named Long 
lake; removed to Hutchinson in 18S2, where he was one of the first 
settlers. [64.1 

Haerikqton, William Edmond, banker, b. in Hutchinson, Minn., July 
2, 1860, and is a resident there; was graduated at the University of 
Minnesota, 1881, and in law at the University of Michigan, 1883; en- 
tered banking business in 1886; was a state senator in 1903-05; presi- 
dent ot the Citizens' Bank. [24; 30-1 

Harbinoton, ZiNA GOODELL, physician, b. in l..ondonderry, Vt., Aug. 
20, 1830; was graduated at Albany Medical School, 1S57; settled in 
Mankato, Minn., in 1871; president of the Mankato State Bank since 
1903. [24; 25; 32; 46; 83*; 237 (52*),] 

Hakris, Anak ALEXAsnEB, lawyer, b. in Simpson, Ky., Jan. 16, 1838; 
a. in Duluth, Minn., May 13, 1901. He served in the Confederate army 
during the civil war; was admitted to the har in 1865; resided in 
Duluth after 1893. [22*; 237 (14).] 

Harris, Daniel Smith, steamboat captain, b. In Cartwright, N. Y., 
July 24, 1808; d, in Galena, III., March 17, 1893. Before 1861 he owned 
several steamboats and engaged in transportation on the Mississippi 
river. [2S. VIII; 237 (9),] 

Habbis, George, pioneer, b. in Pennsylvania in 1824; settled in Still- 
water, Minn,, in 1845; engaged in lumbering; later owned a farm near 
Point Douglas. [41.] 

Harris, Joiik S., b, in Seville, Ohio, Aug. 17, 1826; d. in La Crescent, 
Minn,, March 24, 1901. He served in the army in the Mexican war; 
settled in La Crescent, Minn., iu 1S56; engaged In gardening and fruit 
culture. [166 (1892, 1901'); 166A*; 237 (14*).] 

Harris, Samuel Arthur, banker, b. in Gosben, Ind., Oct. 25, 1847; 
d. in Minneapolis, June 12, 1908. He came to Minnesota in 1868, set- 
tling at Minneapolis; was cashier of the Northwestern National Bank, 
1879-87, and its president, 1887-90; was president of the National 
Bank of Commerce, 1891-1908. [3*; 21*; 24; 28, XII; 58; 84*; 237 
(51*).] 

Harris, Virgil H„ druggist, b. in Newark, Ohio, May 14, 1840; d. in 
Litchfield, Minn., Oct. IS. 1910. He served in the 111th Ohio Regt. 
three years during the civil war; settled in Litchfield in 1870; author 
of a book entitled "A Trip through Hell— An Epic of the Unseen." 
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Harbiso_\-, AtESASDEK M., Judge, b. in Venango county, Pa., Nov. 5, 
1847; d. in Minneapolis, Jan. 8, 1911. He was graduated in law at tbe 
University of Michigan, 1870; settled at Minneapolis ia 1SS6; was 
judge in the Fourth judicial district, 1898-1905. [22*; 24; 25; 30; 
85A; 237 (59).] 

Habsison, Euwasd B., farmer, b, in England, July 21, 1S31; came to 
Minnesota in 1854; settled in Chanhasaen, Carver county, in 1855; 
was a representative in the legislature In 1874. [33.3 

Harbison, Hugh, wholesale grocer, b. in ISBO; d. in Minneapolis, 
vaa candidate of the Prohibition party for gov- 
a 18S8. [238 (April I, 1899).] 

Habbisos, Hcbb: Gajibbaith, b, in St. Clair county. 111., April 23, 
1822; d. in Minneapolis, Aug. 12, 1891. He settled In Minaeapolis in 
1859, and was ita mayor in 1867; engaged in milling and lumber busi- 
ness, and was vice president of the Security Bank, 1877-87, and later 
its president. [21*; 39; 84*; 85A'; 180 -(Aug. 19, 1891),] 

Harrison, Lewis, b. in Belleville, 111.; settled in Minneapolis in 1863, 
where he became a member of one of the largest printing firms in 
the city. [87.] 

Harbisoit, Matthew Bi.aud, b. in Petersburg, Va, April 24, 1854; d. 
in Duluth, Feb. 29, 1892. He was graduated at Richmond Law Col- 
lege, 1882; settled in St. Paul in 1884, and engaged in real estate busi- 
ness; removed to Dnluth in 188G. [21*; 17G (May, 1886*).] 

Hakrison, Thomas Asbtjby, b. in Belleville, 111., Dec. 18, 1811; d. in 
Mlnaeapolis, Oct. 28,1887. He settled in Minneapolis in 1860; engaged 
in the manufacture of lumber; was interested in a wholesale grocery, 
and also In Minneapolis real estate, and in pine lands; and after 1878 
was president of the Security Banit. [3*; 21; 58; 84*; 237 (1).] 

Harstsok, William McKekdbee, b. in St. Clair county. 111., Jan. 24, 
1809; d. in Minneapolis, May 2, 1874. He settled there in 1860, and 
with his brothers engaged in lumber business and baniting; in IS67 
founded the North Star Iron Works. [84*; 166 (1875).] 

Harboun, Edwabb E., Journalist, b. in Princeton, Wis., June 8, 1861 ; 
came to Minnesota in 1881; resided in Granite Falls, and later in St. 
Paul; was auditor of Ramsey county, 1889-91. [98*.] 

Habbovk, James A., merchant, b. in Pond du Lac county, Wis., Oct. 
4, 1850; settled in Luverne, Minn., in 1876, where he owns a book 
store; was deputy postmaster eleven years. [7IA.] 

Hart, Ebwi^v Jarvis, Congregational clergyman, b. in East Brewer, 
Maine, Sept. 16, 1825; d. in Cottage Grove, Minn., April 16, 1893. He 
was graduated at Bangor Theological Seminary, 1855; settled in Cot- 
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Hart, Fbascis B., lawyer, b. in Charlestown, N. H., in 1839; was 
graduated at Hamilton College, 1866; was admitted to the bar in 1868; 
settled in Mlnaeapoiis in 18S2. [IS*; 90.] 

Haht, Fkaxk, b. in Rocbester, N. Y., Dec. 23, 185*; came witb his 
parents to Anoka county, Minn., when three years old, and made his 
bome there afterward; was clerk ot the district court after 1897. [31; 
43*.] 

Haht, Hastisos Horkell, Congregational clergyman, b. in Brook- 
field, Ohio, Dec. 14. 1851; was graduated at OberJin College, 1875, and 
Andover Theological Seminary, 1880; was pastor at Worthington, 
Minn., three years; secretary of the State Board of Corrections and 
Charities, 1883-98, residing in St. Paul; removed to Chicago, and later 
to New York City. [17; 30.] 

Habt, Is.^ac L., journalist, b. in New York, Aug. 9, 1843; served in 
the 72d Illinois Regt. in the civil war; settled in Pipestone City, Minn., 
in 1879, and published the Pipestone County Star. 1:34; 71A.] 

Habt, S. A., suryeyor, b. in Lewis county, N, Y., July 29, 1818; set- 
tled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1854. [54.] 

Habt, William H., b. in Janesville, Wis., July 30, 1859; settled in St, 
Paul, and engaged in insurance business; was quartermaster and first 
lieutenant in the Thirteenth Minnesota Regt. in the Philippine war. 
[100; 123.] 

Hahtman, Joii.\ A„ b. in Ticonderoga. N. Y., April 28, 1865; came to 
Minnesota in 1890; taught in St. Thomas College and St. Paul Sem- 
inary; was insurance commissioner ot Minnesota, 1908-10. [30.] 

Hartley, B. F., b. in York county, N, B„ April 11, 1850; settled in 
Bralnerd, Minn., in 1871; conducted a mail route from Brainerd to 
ijeech Lake, 1875-80; also engaged in general mercantile and lumber 
business. He built the first brick block in the town. [31.] 

Habtshobn, Bl-njamjn F., lawyer, b. In Ohio, Aug. 18, 1834; was 
graduated in law at the University of Wisconsin; came to Minnesota in 
1S78, settling on a farm near Philbrook; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1895-7; resides near Staples. [27; 30.] 

Habtshob^, William, pioneer, b. in Dedham, Mass., in 1794; d. in St. 
Paul. Jan. 2, 1865, He came to St. Pan! in 1843. and entered into part- 
nership with Henry Jackson. Two years later he engaged in mer- 
cantile business there on his own account, and also had several trad- 
ing posts in other places. In 1847 he disposed of his St. Paul store 
and removed to Stillwater, but later returned and again engaged in 
trade. [28. IV; 94; 158; 237 (1); 241.] 

Habtunq, George, M, E.- clergyman, b. in Thuringen, Germany, Nov, 
18, 1843; came with his parents to the United States in 1857, and to 
Minnesota the same year; was ordained to the ministry In 1873; was 
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Habvey, Chakles Wesley, b. near Bangor, Maine, Dec. 13, 1827; d. in 
Uuluth, Jan., 1904. He serveii in tlie 74tli Illinois Regt. In the civil 
war, attaining tie rank o! captain; settled in Duluth in 1881. [237 
(35*).] 

Habvey, James P., pioneer, b, in Penobscot county, Maine, in 1820; 
(i. at Sunrise, Chisago county, Mian., in 1S64, He came to Marine 
MilJs, Minn., in 1S47; settled on a farm in Sunrise in 1854. [41.] 

Hakvey, O. E., b. in Perry, N. Y., April 16, 1832; came to Minnesota 
in 1856; engaged in farming and lumbering at Tivoli, Blue Earth 
county; was a representative in the legislature in 1878. [30,] 

Habwood, Avegy Amhekst, lawyer, b. In Constantia, N. Y., March 
22, 1833; came to Owatonna in 1863, and in 1871 removed to Austin, 
where he published the Transcript. In 1867 he was appointed a re- 
gent of the state university, and in 1870-3 was secretary of the state 
senate. [18; 30.] 

Habwood, W11J.IAM SuMNEH, author, b. in Charles City, Iowa, Oct. 
16, 1857; settled in St. P&u! in 1886, and engaged in newspaper work 
three years; later was employed on the Minneapolis Evening Journal; 
after 1897 devoted his time to literary work; removed to California, 
and died in 1908; author of books on horticulture, and of many maga- 
zine articles. [17; 203,] 

Habelion, J. S., b. in Springfield, N. H., Jan. 31, 1819; came to Min- 
nesota in 1855; owned a farm at Northfield after 1868; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislatur* in 1878. [30.] 

Haskell, Fbank, lawyer, b. in St. Paul, Oct. 20, 1878; served in tte 
Thirteenth Minnesota R^t. in the Philippine war; was graduated at 
the St. Paul College of Law, 1903; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1905. [25; 30*.] 

Haskell, Joseph, b. in Kennebec county, Maine, Jan. fl, 1805; d. 
near Afton, Washington county, Minn., Jan. 27, 18SS. He came to 
Minnesota in 1839, and the next year settled on the claim near Afton 
where he afterward resided. His farm was the first opened norti of 
Prairie du Chlen. He was a representative in tile state legislature. 
1869-71. [40; 337 (1).] 

Haskell, Whham Edwin, journalist, b. in Charlestown, Mass,, June 
lo, 1862; was gradauted at Harvard College, 1884, and came to Min- 
neapolis the same year; became editor of tbe Minneapolis Tribune; 
later owned and edited the Times, 1894-1902; removed to Boston, 
Mafls., where he is publisher of the Herald, [17; 22*. ] 

Haslebud, Petbb K,, farmer, b. in Numedal, Norway, Aug, 7, 1857; 
came to the United States in 1879, and settled at Peterson, Minn., the 
same year; was treasurer of I..ac qui Parle county, 1889-99; later en- 
gaged in farm loans and real estate business at Madison, Minn. [24; 
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Haslerud, Peteb Peterson, pioneer, b. in Norway, July 31, 1828; 
d, in Rushford, Minn., Sept. 23, 1880. He came to the United States 
in 1843, and to Minnesota ten years later; owned and platted the 
village of Peterson; was a repreaent&tiye in the legislature. [52; 
169,1 

HiSi^rr, Andrew D., b, in Danville, Pa., Feb. S, 1824; d. in St. Paul, ■ 
March 27, 1909. He settled in St. Paul in 1855, and engaged in mer- 
cantile business; served in the Seventh Pa. Regt, in the civil war. 
[25 93A' 14] 

Hast hoa Hl toh M ler. b. in Chemung county, N. Y., April 12, 

1835 d n Owatonna M nn., May 7, 1899. He came to Minnesota in 
1855 sett ed n I^h ond ownship, Steele county, in 1863, where he 
owned 30 ac ea o£ and served in the Indian war, 1862-3; was part 
owner of a flou ng m n Owatonna; was a representative in the leg- 
islature n 18 1 [0 4 72; 168 (May 17, 1S99).] 

HihX NG JoH R b n London, England, Jan. 27, 1847; came with 
hia pare ts to the In ed States in 1850; served in Ohio regiments in 
the civil war, became superintendent of the Chicago, Burlington, and 
Northern railway at Minneapolis, and was connected with that com- 
pany nearly thirty years. [238 (April 28, 1899*).] 

Habtikos, Lorrs M., lawyer, b. in Baltimore, Md., in 1855; was 
graduated at Loyola College, 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1882, 
and settled in St. Paul the next year; author of a book entitled "Min- 
nesota Citations." [93.]- 

Hasty, Roih'^t Henhy, pioneer, b. in Limerick, Maine, Dec. 12, 1822; 
came to the St. Croix valley in 1841; engaged in lumber business at 
Stillwater in 1849; served in the Indian and civil wars, 1862-5; resided 
in Anoka, and later in Minneapolis, where he manufactured brick. 
[41; 60*.] 

Hatch, Chakt.ks D., farmer, b. in Ohio, Dec. 28, 1837: d. in Tap- 
pen, N. D., Sept, 4, 1907. He came to Minnesota in 1862, and in the 
Indian massacre lost fourteen of hIa relatives, and was himself wounded 
while giving warning to his neighbors; served in the civil war, and 
later resided in Wisconsin; returned to Minnesota in 1872, settling at 
huntley; removed to North Dakota a few weehs before his death; 
author of a volume of poems. [237 (48),] 

Hatch, Edwis A. C, pioneer, b. in New York, March 23, 1825; d. 
in St Paul, Sept. 13, 1882, He engaged in trade with the Sioux aa 
early as 1840; came to Minneaota in 1843, and soon afterward settled 
in St. Paul; was appointed I', S. agent to the Blackfeet Indians, 1856; 
recruited an Independent cavalry battalion in 1863, which he com- 
manded one year; afterward he engaged in railroad business, being 
right-of-way agent for the St. Paul and Manitoba railroad at the time 
ol his death, [18, IV; 78; 94; 115.] 



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Hatch, Pnnx) L., physician, ornithologiet, b. in 1823; d. May 22, 
1904. He was graduated at the Homeopathic Hospital and Coitege In 
Cleveland, Ohio; came to Minnesota in 18B8, settling in Minneapolis, 
and practiced there thirty-three years; removed to Los Angeles, Cal., 
in 18fll; author of "Notes on the Birds of Minnesota," 487 pages, 1892, 
published by the Geological and Natural History Survey. [85A 127B ] 

Hatch, Theoi>oke L., physician, b. at "Whitney's Point, N \ June 
20, 1848; was graduated in medicine at the University ol Michigan 
1871; came to Steele county, Minn., the same year, settling at Bloom 
ing Prairie; removed to Owatonna in 1880. [24; 70A; 72.] 

Hatcmek, James R., b, in Louisa, Ky., in 1835; d. in St Paul March 
24, 1S8S. He engaged In steamboat lug. and made hie first trip to St 
Paul in 1856; later spent several years in Winona in the commission 
business; but in 1881 again entered the employ of Capt Davidson 
[337 (I).] 

Hatchek, William H., b. in St. Peter, Minn., Oct. 29, ISfs engaged 
In the printing trade twenty years; was qnarterniaster of Companj F 
Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry, in the Spanish- American war, was 
state military storekeeper after 1905. [30.] 

Hatlestab, Ole J,, farmer, b. In Stavanger amt, Norway, Dec. 7, 
1837; came with his parents to the United States when nine years old, 
and to Minnesota in 1857; served in the Indian war, 1862-3; resided 
in Ostrander; was a representative in the legislature in 1887. [169.] 

Hatten, Samitei. W., farmer, b. in Wayne county. Pa., Sept. 19, 
1836; served in the 14tli Kentucky cavalry in the civil war, attaining 
the rank of first lieutenant; settled in Rich Valley, McLeod county, 
Minn., in 1866; was sheriff of the county two terms. [64.] 

Hatibee, Joseph A., b. in Kirchheim, Germany, April 26, 1826; d. in 
Heidelberg, Scott county, Minn., Nov. 15, 1903. He came to the 
United States In 1853, and to St. Paul in 1856; served in Brackett's 
Battalion in the civil war; owned a blacksmith's shop in Heidelberg 
after 1869 [257 (35) ] 

Hatjgai, a C, hanker, b near Trondhjem, Norway, in 1849; d. in 
Winthrop, Minn , Nov 25, 1902 He came to the United States in 1866, 
settling in Minnesota, engaged m grocery business, and later in bank- 
ing in Mmneapolis, \\as cit> treasurer, 1892-7. [90; 169; 237 (28*).] 

Hacgl, G a , manufacturer, b in Chnstiania stift, Norway, Dec. 19, 
1840; came with his parents to the United States in 1850; served in 
the 12th Iowa Regt m the ciitl Mar. settled In Freeborn county, Minn., 
In 1870, engaged in the manufacture ot plows and wagons in Albert 
Lea after 1875. [169.] 

Hatjge, Labs J., b. in Bergen, Norway, July 20, 1859; came to the 
United States in 1881, settling in Minnesota, and engaged in teach- 
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HAViiK, O., farmer, b. in Faribault county, Minn.. l.S"i; was grad- 
uated at the American College of Dental Surgery, Chicago; resides in 
St. Paul Park: a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

Hacgc, S. G., Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway la 1S75; came to 
the United States in 1891; was graduated at Augsburg Seminary, 
Minneapolis, 1900, and the same year became the first pastor of the 
Scandinavian Lutheran church in Hawley, Minn. IS6.1 

Hai-oen, CiiAKi.Ks N., merchant, b. in Rock county, Wis., in 1858; 
has resided at Pelican Rapids, Minn., since 1881 ; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1899-1905. [30*.] 

Haioen, T. O., farmer, b, in Minnesota in 1866; resides in Nicollet; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1907. [30*.] 

HAU«,AN-n, Jacob O., lawyer, b. iu Minnesota in 1862; attended St. 
Olaf College, studied law, and settled in Montevideo; was attorney 
of Chippewa county six years; was representative In the legislature 
in 1901-3 and 1909. [30*.] 

Havknehs, H. O., 1). in Dane county. Wis., April IS, 1S54; settled in 
Albert Lea, Minn,, in 1S72; engaged in real estate and insurance busi- 
ness, and was postmaster. [169.] 

Halpt, Alexander J. D., clergyman, b. in Greenfieid, Mass., Jan. 1, 
1859; was graduated at the University of Pennsylvania, 1882; settled 
in St. Paul the next year, and was pastor of the Memorial EngUsb 
Lutheran church, 1884-1907; removed in 1908 to Pittsburg, Pa., and 
in 1910 to Albert Lea, Minn. [17; 25; 53A; 149*; 3;)7 (30*).I 

Haoit, Chablks Clakb.nce, lawyer, b. in Wilkesbarre, Pa., Jan. 14, 
1854; was educated at Franklin Marshall College, and was admitted 
to the bar in 1878; came to Minnesota in 1883, and settled in Fergus 
Falls; was county attorney of Otter Tail county, 189S-1900; U. S. dis- 
trict attorney for Minnesota since 1902. [25; 137.1 

Haoi'T, Herman, civil engineer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., March 26, 
1817; d. on a railway train near Newark, N. J., Dec. 14, 1905. He was 
graduated at West Point Military Academy, 1835; served in the engin- 
eering department of the army in the civil war, with the rank of 
brigadier general; was general manager of the Northern Pacific rail- 
way, 1881-4, then residing in St. Paul; author of a test-book, -General 
Theory of Bridge Construction," and ot many scientific papers and 
magazine articles. [IT; 237 (39); 241.] 

Haus, Reuben, building contractor, b. in Pennsylvania in 1818; came 
to St, Paul in 1852; was a representative in the legislature two terms. 
[94.1 

Halsdosf, C. F„ b. in Saxony in 1840; came to the United States 
in 1848, and to St. Paul in 1854; served in the First Minnesota Regt,, 
1861-5, attaining the rank ot lieutenant colonel; owned a grocery in 
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Havkk, Awred E., Journalist, b. in Guilford, N. Y., Feb. 4, 1840; 
served in the Second Wisconsin Regt., 1861-4; settled in Faribault, 
Minn., in 1S71, where he has since publislied the Democrat; was 
county superintendent of scbools, 1877-81; postmaster of Faribault, 
1894-9. [25; TO; 70A.] 

Havem, Gkorgb Hebry, merchant and banker, b. in Windsor county, 
Vt., S«pt. 10, 1841; came to Chatfleld, Minn., with his father in 1S56, 
and after the latter's death, in 1S63, owned and conducted a general 
store until 188S; manager of the Root River Bank, 1888-1905, now in. 
corporated as the First State Bank of Chatfi-eld, of which he is presi- 
dent. [24; 52.] 

Haves, John M., farmer, merchant and banker, b. at Silver Creek, 
Wright county, Minn., Sept. 19, 1857; engaged in (arming and mer- 
cantile business at Big Labe, Sherburne county; was a representative 
in the legislature, 1889; president and director of banks at Big Lalte, 
Monticello, Maple Plain, and other towns. [24; 30.] 

Haven, John Oemsgek, b. in Addison county, Vt., Oct. 3, 1824; d. at 
Big Lake, Minn., Sept. 1, 1906. He was graduated at Middl«bury Col- 
lege, 1852; came to Minnesota in 1854; settled on a farm at Big Lake, 
Sherburne county, in 1866; was register of deeds, county auditor, 
county superintendent of schools, and clerk of the district court. In 
1872-3 he was a representative in the legislature. [30; 31; 237 (43*).] 

Haven, Roland Dakwis, b. in Sudbury, Vt, Oct. 17, 1866; came to 
Minnesota in 1883; settled in Duluth, 1889; has been superintendent 
of the La Dow Implement Company since 1903; was mayor of Duluth, 
1908. r31A*.] 

Hawes, Geobqe H., physician, b. in Weymouth, Mass., Nov. 19, 1833; 
d. in Hastings, Minn., April 27, 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1855; 
studied medicine in Red Wing; settled In Hastings in 1875. [48; 178 
(May 12, 1892).] 

Hawes, PniLo, b. in Danby, N. Y., Dec. IS, 1830; i. iu Luverne, 
Minn., Aug. 4, 1908. He came to Minnesota in 1853; served as second 
lieutenant in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; settled 
on the site of Luverne in 1867; laid out the town in 1870, and named 
it after his eldest daughter; engaged in real estate and insurance 
business. [34; 71A*; 237 (51).] 

Hawkenson, N. W., building contractor, b. in Vandstad, Sweden, 
Dec. 25, 1837; came to the United States in 1869. settling in Meeker 
county, Minn. ; was county treasurer, 1884-9 ; resided in Litchfield. 
[169.] 

Hawkin-s, B. B.. b. in Odgensburg, N. Y., in 1865; engaged in civil 
engineering and contracting, and resided at Biwabik, Minn.; was a 
state senator, 1899.190B. [30.] 

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1S46; came with Mb parents to Minnesota in lSa5; serveci with the 
Second Minnesota Cavalry In the civil war; settled in Thompson, 
Uarlton county, in 1S77; was admitted, to the bar in 1880, and later 
held many county ofBces; removed to Duiuth. [23*; 31A.] 

Hawkins, James D., h. in Vermont, Dec. 9, 1836; came to Minnesota 
in 1862, and settled in McPherson, Blue Earth county, the next year; 
served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt. in. the civil war; was a rep- 
resentative in the iegislature in 3881, [32; 4fi.] 

Hawkins, Lewis R., h, in Fairfield county. Conn., July 23, 1803; set- 
tled on a farm at Spring Lake, Scott county, Minn,, in 1855; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1857-8; later was county superintend- 
ent of schools. [32.] 

Hawkiksok, N. W., h. in Skone, Sweden, in 1837; came to the United 
States in 1869, settling in Meeker county, Minn.; was a carpenter in 
Litchfield after 1871; was county treasurer, 1884-88, [65.] 

Hawks, M. A., Inmher merchant, b. in Michigan in 1834; was cap- 
tain in the 13th Indiana Regt; came to Minnesota in 1867, and set- 
tled In Delavan in 1870; was a representative in the legislature in 
1S73. [30.] 

Hawley, Alfred Ci.ahk, b. in Ohio in 1838; d. in Washington, D, C, 
Jan. S, 1910. He came to Minnesota with his parents; served in the 
Eleventh Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attaining the ranlt of cap- 
tain; was adjutant general of Minnesota, 1882-4, residing in St. Paul; 
removed to Washington in 1891, where he was employed in the pen- 
sion department, and later in the postal and Indian departments. 
[237 (67).] 

Hawlev, Auai'STiNE B„ physician, b. in Caroline, N. Y., Nov. fi, 1833; 
d. in Red Wing, Minn., Sept, 20, 1S78, He was graduated at Ilobart 
College, Geneva, N, Y,, 185' and from its medical department, 1855; 
also studied medicine in several Euiopean cities settled at Red Wing 
in 1857, where he practiced his piofession ten ^ear'5, and then opened 
a drug store. [54; 139.] 

Havfley, Plbtcheh J., Episcopal clergyman b in Arlington, Vt, 
Nov, 22, 1813; d, at Lake Park Becker counf\ Minn., March 25, 1891, 
He was graduated at I'nion College 1S4 i and the Theological Sem- 
inary of New York, 1843; was pastor in the West Indies, in New Or- 
leans, and other places, and tame to Brameid Minn,, in 1880. [44,] 

Hawley, Newton F„ h n Sprlngdale Iowa Nov. 28, 1859; was 
graduated at Iowa College Grinnell Iowa 18''ti i^^s admitted to the 
bar in 1884; settled in Minneapolis and practiced law until 1906; has 
since been treasurer of the Farmers and Mechanics' Savings Bank, 
[24; 85A.] . 

Hawley, Thomas C, farner b in Danish, West Indies in 1855; 
came to Minnesota in 1879 and settled at Lake Park, Becker county; 
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HdY, Eugene G., lawyer, b. in Charlestown, lad., March 26, 1853; 
was admitted to the bar in 1S77; settled in Minneapolis in 1886; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1889; was United States district 
attorney for Minnesota, 1S90-4. [22*; 30; 137,] 

Hay, liAWRENCE Gako, Presbyterian clergyman, b. Oct. 7, 1S23; d. in 
Minneapolis, July 27, 1896. He was educated at Miami University and 
Princeton Theological Seminary; was ordained to the ministry in 
1850, and the same year went to India as a missionary; later returned 
to the United States, was a lecturer, and engaged in educational work; 
settled in Minneapolis in 1889. [153.] 

Havorapt, JuLiiTs BvEBE^T, lawyBf, b. in Blue Earth county, Minn., 
Aug. 26, 1871; was admitted to the bar in 1898, and lias since prac- 
ticed in Madella; was postmaster there, 1899-1910; a state senator, 
1911. [24; 26*; 30*.] 

Hayden, HBKBBaiT LEiSLTE, Jawyer, b. in Onondaga county, N. Y., 
March 23, 1850; d. In Madison, Minn., Nov. 20, 1911. He came to Min- 
nesota in 1875; settled in Lac qui Parle in 1878; was admitted to the 
bar in 1881; removed to Madison in 1884; was secretary and treas- 
urer of the townsite company, and was interested in banking and 
farming; was county attorney, 1891-2, and 1895-6. [33; 3S*; 237 (59, 
68*).] 

Haydes, J. B., b. in Ireland, Nov. 30, 1840; came with his parents to 
America when a child; served in the 17th Wisconsin Regt. in the civil 
war; settled on a farm in Alton, Waseca county, Minn., in 1865; was 
clerk of the district eoui-t, 1872-9; resided la Waseca after 1884. [75.] 

Hayuen, Thomas Taylob, b. in Elgin county, N. Y., in 1831; came to 
Minnesota in 1873; settled in Winona, where he engaged in street rail- 
way and electric light business; was a state senator, 1887-9. [30.] 

Hayoen, Wentworth, Baptist clergyman, b. in Mayfleld, Maine, Oct. 
28, 1813; d. in Champlin, Minn., Feb. S, 1SS6. He was ordained to the 
ministry in 1840; settled on a farm near Champlin, Hennepin county, 
Minn., in 1854; was a representative In the territorial legislature In 
1857, a member of the constitutional convention the same year, and 
a representative in the state legislature In 18R1. [43; SO.] 

Hayes, Aecjiibai,d M., lawyer, b. in New London, N. H., Oct. S, 1825; 

d. in Hastings, Minn., Oct. 31, 1868. He was admitted to the bar in 

1846; came to Minnesota in 1854. settling in Hastings; was a repre- 

. sentative in the legislature in 1S60, and a state senator in 1861. [237 

(1).] 

Hates, ARcmiiAUj M., Jr., b. in Minnesota in 1873; engaged in flour 
milling In Hastings; was a representative in the legislature in 1905; 
was appointed executive clerk by Governor Bberhart in 1910. 130*.] 

Hayes, Daniel P., R. C. priest, b. In Kerry county, Ireland, March 25, 
1854; d. in Hennepin county. Mine, June 8, 1881. He came to the 



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United States in 1872; was ordained priest in St. Paul, 1S76; was 
pastor in Anoka after 1877. [31; 238 (June Hi, 1881).] 

Ha-ves, Ge<ik(ie a., pioneer, b. in Barringtoii, N. H., Oct. 19, 1832; 
came to Fillmore county, Minn., in 1854; engaged in farming, and 
later in mercantile business in Rushford; was a representative In the 
legislature In 1881. [52.] 

Hayes, Moses P., b. in Limerick, Maine, Dec. B, 1829; settled in St. 
Anthony, MIna., in 1S54; engaged in the foundry business, and other 
enterprises; owned much city real estate, and an interest in a 7,000 
acre laria near Brainerd. [88*.] 

Hayes, Ore:s T., lawyer, b. in New London, N. H., Dee. 2, 1827; d. 
March 24, 1894. He came to Hastings, Minn., in 1S53; served as lieu- 
tenant in the First Minnesota Regt. for a sboit time in the civil war, 
and later served in the First Minnesota cavalry; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1863. [32; 48; 58; 115.] 

Hayes, PAiRitK W., farmer, b. in Limericit county, Ireland, Aug. 15, 
1843; came to the United States in 1853, and four years later to Min- 
nesota; engaged in trade with the Indians until 1873; settled in Little 
Falls in 1881. [31.] 

Hayes, Simeon Mills, b. In Madison, Wis., Oct. 3S, 1862; was grad- 
uated at Harvard College, 1884, and in law at tlie University of Wis- 
consin, 1887; settled in St. Paul the same year, and practiced law 
until 1904; later studied theology at the Seabury Divinity School, 
Faribault; is an Episcopal pastor in Lincoln, Neb. [137; 238 (Nov. 
9, 1899J ; 241-] 

Hayneb, He.nry Z., was chief justice of Minnesota, 1852-3, but never 
presided, and was probably never in the territory. [Ifl8 (March, 
1892).] 

Haynes, Abtiiijr Edwis, educator, b. in Van Buren, N. Y., May 23, 
1849; was graduated at Hillsdale College, Mich., 1875; assistant pro- 
fessor of mathematics in the University of Minnesota, 1893-6, and pro- 
fessor of engineering mathematics since 189fi. [7A; 17; 24; 137 (8*); 
127A-, B.] 

Hayiseb, James C, lawyer, b. near Syracuse, N. Y., Sept. 32, 1848; 
was graduated in law at Columbia University, 1875; came to Minne- 
sota in 1879, settling in Minneapolis; has been mayor since 1905. 
[25; 85A; 90*.] 

Hayses, Milton B., civil engineer, b. in Strongsville, Ohio, Dee. 9, 
1834; came to Blue Earth county, Minn., in 1856; resided in Mankato 
alter 1872. [S3*.] 

Hats, CALHOUrr, farmer, b. in Gilmer county, W. Va., June 12, 1841; 
came with his parents to Minnesota; was apopinted receiver of the 
U. S. land office in Sauk Rapids; settled at Two Rivers, Morrison 
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Hays, Jihin, pioneer, b. in. Waterford Ireland about ISOO; was mur- 
dered in St. Paul in September, IS-q He enlisted in the TJ. S. army, 
and came to Fort Snelling as a member of tbe tifth Infantry; was 
discharged there in 1839, and settkd oa a claim on th-e site of St. 
Paul. [28, rv.] 

Hays, Lambeht, pioneer, h. in Germany, Dec. 25, 1842; d. in Min- 
neapolis, May 17, 1893. He came with his parents to the United 
States in 1850, and to St. Anthony in 18B5; owned a bakery, and later 
engaged in real estate business. [60*.] 

Hays, Milto:s B., b. in Summit county, Ohio, Dec. 4, 1843; served 
in the Fifth Wisconsin Regt, in the civil war; settled in Crookston, 
Minn., in 1878; engaged In livery business, and was chief of police. 
[35.] 

Hays, Willet Mabtin, educator, b. in Hardin county, Iowa, Oct. 19, 
1859; was graduated at the Iowa Agricultural College, 1SS5; was pro- 
fessor of agriculture. University of Minnesota, 1890-1, and 1S93-1904; 
assistant V. S, secretary of agriculture, Washington, D. C, since 1905. 
[17; 22*; 25; 26*.] 

Hayteb, Jons G,, merchant, b. in Oehkosh, Wis., in 1865; came to 
Minnesota in 1893; resided at Fairhaven, Steams county; was a rep- 
resentative !n the legislature in 1897, 130.] 

Haywakd, Habby, criminal, b. in Illinois in 1866; was liung for the 
murder of Catherine Ging, in Minneapolis, Dec. 11, 1895. He came to 
Minneapolis with his parents when four years oJd; was a gambler. 
[238 (Feb. 22, IS95*).] 

Hatwabd, Josiah E., b. in Mechanics' Falls, Maine, Feb. 2, 1826; 
came to Minnesota in 1856; after 1860 resided in St Cloud, where he 
was proprietor of a hotel, and also owned a Hour mill near the city. 
[31.] 

Hazen, J. M., b, in Troy, N. Y., in 1838; came to Minnesota in 1859; 
served in the Second Minnesota cavalry in the civil war; settled in 
Minneapolis in 1S73; was assistant city treasurer two years ,and later 
was building inspector. [90*.] 

Hazen, Lorenzo, b. in Copenhagen, N. Y., in 1817; settled in Med- 
ford. Steele county, Minn., in 1S67; removed to Owatonna ten years 
later, where be was judge of probate, 1879-92. [72.] 

Hazlett, H\rki, journalist, b. in Zanesville, Ohio, in 1852; came to 
Minnesota m 1857, and resided at Park Rapids; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1899. [30.] 

Hazi*;tt, Silas, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Mifflin county, Pa., 
May 12, 1824, ^sas graduated at Jefferson College, and at the Pres- 
byterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburg; settled in Lake City, Minn., 
in 1856, where he taught the first school, and was pastor of the Pres- 
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Hazzard, Geouge Heskv, pioneer, b. in Seaford, Del,, Dec. j, 1S46; 
came with his parents to Minnesota in 1S56; engaged in transporta- 
tion business; was the first commissionev of the St. Croix Inter- 
state Park, 1895-1905. and again in 1911; secretary of the Minnesota 
Territorial Pioneers' Association; resides in St. Paul. [25; J66A*; 
174*.] 

Head, George, pioneer, died in the Bermuda Islands. Oct. i. 1S83. He 
was the original proprietor of the townsite of Rochester, Minn., set- 
tling there ia 18B3; removed to Fergus Falls in 1871. [238 (Oct. 16, 
1883).] 

Head, George Dokglas, physician, b. in Elgin, Minn., Sept. 10, 1870; 
was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1892, and from its 
medical department in 1895; professor of clinical medicine there since 
1904. 124; 8BA; 127 (10*); 127B.] 

Head. Henry Clat, b. in Hookselt, N. H., Jan. S, 1S50; came to Min- 
nesota in 1878, settling at Princeton, where he engaged many years 
ia lumbering, milling, and mercantile business; was a representative 
in the legislature in 1897; removed to Battle Lalte In 1900. [24; 30.] 

Heald, Timothy, b. in Penobscot county, Maine, Sept. 3, 1816; d. 
in Pomme de Terre, Minn., Jan. 10, 1901. He came to Minnesota in 
1854; lived on a homestead near Minneapolis fourteen years; set- 
tled in Pomme de Terre in lSfi8, where he built a hotel and owned 
a farm. [237 (11).] 

Healt, Edward U, b. in Soutbbrldge, Mass., June 28, 1S52; came to 
Minnesota and engaged in farming; was in mercantile businesB at 
Faribault, 1876-8; Marshall, 1879-1894; Morris, 1895-1900; and later in 
real estate business at Red Lake Falls. [25; 32.] 

Healy, Frank, lawyer, b. near Syracuse, N. Y., Dec. 27, 1854; came 
with his parents to Fillmore county, Mlhn., in 1856; was graduated at 
the University of Minn^ota, 1882, and in law at the University of 
Michigan, 1884; has practiced in Minneapolis since 1884. and was city 
attorney. 1897-1910. [24; 25; 26*; 85A»; 127A*; 13T*.] 

Healy, Jeremiah, pioneer, b. in County Cork, Ireland, in 1819; d. in 
Erin. Rice county, Minn., July 25, 1868. He came to the United 
States in 1842, and was the first settler in Erin township, 1855. [70.] 

Healy, Johs A., b. in Oswego, N. V".. Feb, 22, 1870; settled in Min- 
nesota in 1893; proprietor of the Oliver hotel, Hibbing; a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

Heard, Isaac V. D., b. in Goshen, N. Y.. Aug. 31, 1834; came to St. 
Paul in 1852; studied law; was city attorney, 1856 and 1865-7; was 
county attorney sis years; state senator, 1871. He was a volunteer 
in a cavalry company during the Sioux war, 1862, and was judge ad- 
vocate during the trial of 303 Sioux prisoners; author of a ■'History 
of the Sioux War and Massacres of 1862 and 1863," 354 pages, 1865. 
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Hkabd, Samuel A., merchant, b. in Newport, Canada, Sept. 6, 1831; 
came to the United States in ISoi, and to Minnesota in 1856; opened 
tile first store in Litchfield, 1869; retired from active business in 
1880, but retained an interest in the wooien mills, and owned real 
estate. [85.] 

HE4TH, Albert Haiford, Congregational clergyman, b, in Salem, 
Maine, July 19, 1840; d. in St. Johasbury, Vt., March 17, 1S99. He 
was graduated at Bates College, 1S67; was pastor in St. Paul, Minn., 
1889-94; then removed to St Johnsbury. [144.] 

Heatwole, Joel Prescott, congressman, b. in Watertord, Ind., Aug. 
22, 1856; d. in Nortbfield, Minn., April 4, 1910. He came to Minnesota 
in 18S2, and published newspapers at Glencoe and Duluth; settled at 
Northfield in. 1884, where he owned and published the Northfield 
News; was a representative in Congress, 1895-3903. [10; 17; 22*; 
24; 25; 26*; 27*; 30; 70A; 127 (10*); 155*.] 

Hebbakd, Daniel S., grocer, b. in Chautauqua county, N. Y,, April 30, 
1831; settled In Olmsted county, Minn., in 1856; was county auditor 
three terms; resided in Rochester. [66.] 

Heber, Nicholas, merchant, b. in Germany, Nov. 14, 1837; came to 
the United States in 1857; served in the Seventh Wisconsin Regt, in 
the civil war, attained the rank of captain; settled In Goodhue county 
Minn., In 1870; owned a farm and a store near Lake City. [54.] 

Hechtman, Heney, I), in Bavaria in 1823; d. in Spokane, Wash. 
June, 1897. He came to the United States with his parents; settled 
in Minneapoils in 1851; engaged in mercantile business, and later 
tabliahed the Minnesota Soap Company; afterward resided in St. Paul, 
[137 (9).] 

HsCHTMAN, John, b. in Germany, Dec. 27, 1828; d. in Osseo, Mina. 
Oct, 1902. He came to the United States in 1832, and to Minnesota 
in 1857; served in the 83d Pennsylvania Regt. in the civil wai 
talning the rank of captain; settled in Osseo, Hennepin county, In 
1865, where he engaged in mercantile business; was a representative 
in the legislature In 1868 and in 1874. [60; 237 (19),] 

Hecklis, Feed, b. in Germany, Nov. 26, 1831; came to the United 
States when twenty years of age; settled in Minnesota in 1853; was 
surveyor In Carver county, and sheriff, 1862-73; removed to Cold 
Spring, Stearns county. [31.] 

Heoderly, Edwi?(, pioneer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1814; d. in 
Minneapolis, June, 1880. He came to St. Anthony in 1849; owned a 
part of the site of Minneapolis, and aided in laying out the city and 
naming its streets; owned a grocery, and later a drug store, [58; 59; 
41.] 

Hbdeen, Ebik, Lutheran clergymaa, b. in Sweden, Feb, 28, 1844; d. 
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in ISfifl; was graduated at Augustana College and Seminai'j' in 1S74; 
settled in Minnesota; was pastor at Mariiip Mills after 1S"9. [40; 
237 (67).l 

Hedesgban, Carl AuiiisT, Lutheran clergymaii, b. near Lund, Swe- 
den, June 4, 1821; d. Oct. 31, 1880, He came to tlie United States in 
1850; a tew years later settled on a claim In Carver county; was 
ordained to the ministry in 1860, and was pastor at Chisago Lake 
fourteen years; author of several boolis and pamphlets. [169-1 

Heer.\iasce, EixiAH L*i\(i, Congregational clergyman, b. in White 
Plains, N. Y., July 14, 1876; was graduated at Yale University, 1897, 
and at its divinity school, 1901; has been pastor in Mankato, Minn., 
since 1902. [n.l 

Heffei.fi NQBR, CiiKiSTOPiiKR B,, manufacturer, b. in Cumberland 
county. Pa., Jan. 13, 1834; came to Minnesota in 1857, settling in Min- 
. neapolis; served in the First Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, at- 
taining the rank of captain; after 1886 engaged in sale and manu- 
facture of boots and shoes; president of the North Star Shoe Co. ■ 
since 1885. [19*; 20; 24; 25; 58; 84*; 115; 174*.] 

Heffhox, Patbick Rii'iTARn, R. C. bishop, b. in New York City, June 
1, 1860; was graduated at the Grand Seminary, Montreal, 1883; was 
ordained to the priesthood, 1884; traveled and studied in Europe, 
188B-8; pastor of the Cathedral, St Paul, 1890-6; rector and president 
of St. Paul Seminary, 1896-1910; since bishop of Winona, [34; So; 
93A; 146; 237 <65*).l 

Hf-iiibmas, CHABLF.a W. H., b. in Algonquin, III., in 1857; came to 
Minnesota in 1876; settled in New Ulm, where he was railroad and 
express agent; was a representative in the legislature in 1889. [30,] 

Hbider, Jerome, R. C. priest, b. in Danville, Pa,, August 15, 1861; 
a. in St. Paul, Minn., July 25, 1909. He came with hia parents to 
Steams county, Minn.; was graduated at St. John's College, 1878; 
was ordained priest, 1884; was pastor in various places, being in St. 
Paul after 1899. [132 (1909*); 146.] 

HEn.MAiEK, Carl, musician, b. in Freislug, Bavaria, May 25, 1868; 
was graduated at the Royal Conservatory of Music, at Munich, in 
1890; came to the United States in 1892, and two years later to Min- 
nesota; resides In St. Paul. [22*.] 

Heimerdinoek, Henry, miller, b. in Wurtemberg, Germany, April 3, 
1852; cam* to the United States in infancy and to Minnesota in 1856; 
resided in New tllm; was a representative in the legislature, 1897-9; 
later engaged in flour milling at New PaynesviHe. [30; 38.] 

HEifiBN, JoH?i, banker, b. in Ramsey county, Minn., March 12, 1862; 
lived in Vermillion township, Dakota county, from, early childhood; 
was register ot deeds, 1884-91; and since has been cashier of the First 
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HeiNBicH, Julius J., b. in Wisconsin In 1859; came to Minnesota 
in 1865, settling in Minneapolis-; engaged in tJie brewery business, and 
later was president of the Phoenix Laundry Company; was register 
of deeds oE Hennepin county, 1890-2, and state oil inspector, 1899-1901. 
[30.] 

Heintz, CHHrsTiA:s, b, in Germany in 1830; d. in Winona, Minn., 
July 10, 1894. He settled there in 1856, and engaged In mercantile 
business. [7G; 78.] 

Heintzeman, Chbisti.*?' Casc., musician, b. in Germany; came to 
Minnesota in 1887, settling in Minneapolis, and was conductor of the 
Minneapolis Journal Newsboys' Band. [26*.] 

HEI.FKICH, WniiAM H., miller, i>. in Lehigh county. Pa., March 31, 
1848; came to Minneapolis in 1869; had charge of the Empire mil), 
1877-81, and afterward Of the Anchor mill. [168 (Holiday number, 
1884-5*).] 

Heileksois, Ole H., merchant, b. in Iowa county. Wis., Jan. 13, 1S58; 
came to Minnesota in 1S85; settling at Wheaton, where he engaged 
in selling hardware, lumber, and machinery. [22*; 24.] 

Helling, K. H., farmer, i). in Norway, Sept. 19, 1841; came with his 
parents to the United States in 1846, and to Linden, Minn., in 1857; 
served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a repre- 
sentative In tie legislature In 1875, and a state senator in 1879. [30; 
32; 169.] 

Hexliwbll, Abthub L., lawyer, b. in Milwaukee, Wis., March 8, 
1870; came to Minneapolis In 1884; was graduated at the University 
of Minnesota, 1895, and from its law department, 1896; has since prac- 
ticed in Minneapolis; was a representative in the legislature In 1903. 
[25; 30.] 

Helm, James L., b. in Oswego county, N. Y., Jnly 4, 1835; came to 
Minnesota in 1876, and settled at Luveme; removed to St. Paul In 
1887, and was deputy clerk of the supreme court, 1887-1907; president 
of the H. M. Smyth Printing Co. [24; 30.] 

Hblwsc, John B., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Ohio, and died at 
Bellefontaine. Ohio, July 25, 1904. He entered the English Evangelical 
Lutheran church; was president of Wittenburg College, Springfield, 
Ohio; pastor of Presbyterian churches in that state, and pastor of 
the First Presbyterian church of Minneapolis, 1898-3902; removed to 
Cincinnati. [154A».] 

Hbmjup, Noktok H., lawyer, b. In 1819; d. in New York City, Sept. 
22, 1900. He came to Minnesota In 1852; resided In Minneapolis. 
[237 (U).] 

Hemhteao, Wkbjver, physician and banker, b, in Dubuque. Iowa, April 
19, 1860; was graduated at Omaha Medical College, 1882, and the same 
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Railway sanitarium. JS82-T; was a representative in the legislature in 
1891 and I90I ; was president of the Northern Pacific Bank, and treas- 
urer of tbe Brainerd Grocery Co. [24; 35: 30; 35.] 

Henderson, N. 0., farmer, b. in Norway In 1854; came to Minnesota 
in. 1S57; resided at Laneaboro; waa a representative (n the legislature, 
3S97-9. [30.] 

Hebdebson, B. R., b. in Washington, Pa,, in 1841; served in Ohio 
regiments in the civil war. attaining the ranl( of major; settled in 
Minneapolis In 18S1. and engaged In mercantile business, [90*,] 

Hendricks, John B., merchant, b. in Franklin county, Vt, in 1830; 
settled in Pleasant Grove, Olmsted county, Minn., in ]854; engaged 
in mercantile- business in Dover Center after 1875. [66.] 

HEKDHirKS, Pedkb M., farmer, b. in Norway, July 11, 1843; came to 
Minnesota In 1869; settled in Teien, Kittson county, in 1883; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1895 and 1901. [30; 37*; 38*.] 

Hbndkicksob, Eugene Ai-vrs, lawyer, b. in Ramsey county, Minn., 
Dec. 2, 185S; d. in St. Paul, April 5, 1901. He was graduated at the ■ 
University of Minnesota, 1876, and at Iowa law school, 1S78; was 
county superintendent of schools four years; was a representative in 
the legislature In 1885; afterward was vice president of the Commer- 
cial Bank, St. Paul. [68; 93; 237 (H).] 

Henobicksos, H. N., Lutlieran clergyman and educator, b. in Helge. 
land, Norway, March 30, 1869; came with his parents to the United 
States wten two years old; was graduated from the college depart- 
ment of Augsburg Seminary, Minneapolis, in 1891; began study of 
theology there in 3894, and was ordained in 1897; pastor in Superior, 
Wis., 1897-191)0, and professor in Augsburg Seminary after 1900. [148.] 

Hendkickson, Thomas, soldier, b. in Pennsylvania; d. Oct. 24, 1878. 
He was commandant at Port Snelling, 1S50-1; was brevetted colonel 
in 186S. [11; 12.] 

Hendryx, Charles P., journallBt, b, in Cooperstown, N. Y., April 22, 
1847; was graduated at Cornell University, 1869; came to Minnesota 
in 1874; spent five years in connection with the Minneapolis Tribune; 
later settled in Sauk Center, where he owned and edited the Sauk 
Center Herald. [33*; 27*; 31.] 

Henpeyx, James I., ioumalist, b. in Warren, N. Y., April 17, 1823; 
d. in Sauk Center, Minn., Jan. 20, 1883. He came to Minnesota in 
1874; published the Minneapolis Daily Tribune and the Farmers' 
Union; removed to Melrose in 18S0, and thence to Saulc Center. 
[237 (1).] 

Henion, Aha, farmer, b, in Freeborn county, Minn., 18G3; resides 
in Geneva; a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

HE:<?iEBEKa, John' H., b. in Germany, Dec. 39, 1804; came to the 
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Hendeiboii in IS"";! angaeed in real e&tate business; was county treas- 
urer 1856 60 [32] 

Hkm?em\»i HERMA^ J niercliant 1> m Germanv in 1S63; came to 
the United States in is"! with his paients who settled in Carver 
county Minn He re'iided at Lester Prairie McLeod county, and was 
a state senator 1^95 7 [30 6-1 ] 

Hen>epi'j Loiia etplorer b in Ath Belgium about 1S40; d. in 
Holland about 1701 He entered tbe order of Recolletfi of St. Francis; 
^peat several yeais m Italy and France was sent to Canada in 1673; 
and founded a convent at Fort Frontenac m 16''ti. He accompanied 
La Salle on his expedition to the nest Leaving him at Peoria in 
16S0 be descended the Illinois ruer with two companions in a canoe, 
tbence ascendeti the M ssissippi and named the Falls of St. Anthony 
in honor of his patron saint On his sojage up the Mississippi he 
was captured b> a band of Sioux In mg neir Mllle Lacs, spent about 
eight months with them and was rescued by Du Luth, who enabled him 
to reach Gteen Bav He returned to Quebec in 1682, and to Europe 
soon atternard In liiS" he published an account of his explorations, 
entitled Description de la Louifaline which, with subsequent changes, 
passed thiough many editions and translations [i; 28, I, VI, TX; 
lu" 101 113 114 ] 

Hesnessv, William B., b. m England; came to the United States 
when a child, and settled in St. Paul in 1894; was a reporter of the 
Pioneer Press, and later managing editor of the Globe; was ft repre- 
sentftttve in the legislature, 1899; author of "Past and Present of St. 
Paul" (1906, 814 pages). [100.] 

HESNiea, Chables J., journalist and lawyer, h, in Philadelphia, Pa., 
1831; d. Feb. 14, 1856. He was graduated from college, and was ad- 
mitted to the bar; settled in St. Paul in 1850, where he became editor 
and proprietor of the Chronicle and Register, [28, X.l 

Heney, Alexander, b. in New Brunswick. N. J., Aug. 1739; d. in Mon- 
treal, April i, 1824. He engaged in the Northwestern fur trade, tribu- 
tary to Montreal, 1760-76; traversed the canoe route along the north 
boundary of Minnesota, 1775-6; author of "Travels and Adventures in 
Canada and the Indian Territories, between the years 1760 and 1776," 
published in 1809. [1; 28, III; 114.] 

Henry, Alexatsder, the younger (nephew of the preceding), spent 
tte years 1799-1808 as a fur trader among the Indians in the region of 
Lake Winnipeg and the Red River; later was a trader on the Saskat- 
chewan, and at Astoria or Port George, on the Columbia river, in 
which he was drowned May 22, 1814. His journals, relating largely to 
Minnesota and North Dakota, were puhlished by Dr. Elliott Coues 
in 1897, in three volumes, entitled "New Light on the Early History 
of the Greater Northwest." [114.] 



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Hk:\ky, HoKAfE CiiApiN-, railroad contractor, b. in Bennington, Vt,, 
Oct. e, 1844; sewed in the 14th Vermont Regt. in the civil war; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1866; with his associates toolt contracts for the 
construction of more than 2,000 miles of railroads; removed to Seat- 
tle, Wash., in 1890. [3*.] 

Hewbt, John A., journalist, b. in Warren, Pa., May 25, 1855; came 
to Minnesota in 1872; eatablished the Argus in JanesTiHe, 1878, and 
has since been its editor and publisher, [25; 75.] 

Heubt, John C, farmer, b. In Fremont, Minn., Aug. 6, 1864; resides 
in Lewiston, Winona county; was a representative in tbe legislature 
in 1907-9. [30*.] 

Henry, William, merchant, b. in Ireland, Jan. 6, 1826; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Sept. 20, 1906, He came to the United States in 1847, and to 
Minnesota in 1854, settling in Belle Plaine; was county superintend- 
ent of schools; was a representative in the legislature, 1858 and 1868, 
and a state senator, 1869-70 and 1877-8. He resided in Minneapolis 
after 1900, [30; 32; 237 (43).] 

Hbnsley, Clinton B., Journalist, b. in Spencer, Ind,, Sept. 27, 1827; 
d. in Mankato, Minn., Dec. 20, 1862. He settled in Mankato in 1856, 
where tbe next year he established the first newspaper; served in the 
Indian war, 1862, [83*.] 

Hbnsley, Lee, railroad agent, b. in Indiana in 1849; came to Min- 
nesota in 1867; resided at St. James; was a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1876-7. [30.] 

Hekbeet, Benjamin Bbioos, lawyer and journalist, b, near Cuba. III., 
May 3, 1843; came with his parents to Red Wing, Minn., in 1856; was 
graduated at Hamline University, 1865; was admitted to the bar in 
1868; was Interested in the Red Wing Printing Company, and was 
one of the editors of the Red Wing Advance. In 1888 lie started the 
National Printer-Journalist, at Indianapolis, Ind., and the nest year 
removed the paper to Chicago. [54; 130*; ISS'',] 

Hebbekt, Owen, farmer, b, in Wales in 1826; came to the United 
States in 1852, and to Sonth Bend, Blue Earth county, Minn., tbe next 
year; was one oE the townsite proprietors of South Bend. [32,] 

Hebbeet, Patrick F,, b, in St. Anthony, Minn,, in 1863; is a shingle 
sawyer In Minneapolis; was a representative in the legislature In 1901 
and 1905. [30*.] 

Hekinc, Hekby H,, physician, b. in Greene county, Ohio, Oct. 30, 
1842; served as captain in the 74th Ohio Regt in the civil war; was 
graduated at Miami Medical college, 1S73; settled at Lake Crystal, 
Minn., in 1876. [24; 32; 45*; 46.] 

Hebslukp, John W., manufacturer, b, in Sundsvall, Sweden, May 
25, 1855; came to the United States when twelve years old, and lived 



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in Red Wing, Minn.; liaa been a member of th« Crown Iron Works 
Co., Minneapoils, aince 1884. [24; 25; 169*.] 

Hbknlunb, Joseph C, b. in Strand, Sweden, June 13, 1858; came 
■with his parents to. the United States when ten years old, anci to Mia- 
neapolis in 1871; was a fireman aCter 187S, and assistant chiel after 
1898. [88*.] 

Hereick, Chables JunsoN, educator, b. in Minneapolis, Oct. 6, 186S; 
was graduated at the University of Cincinnati, 1891; has been pro- 
fessor of zoology in Denison University, Granville, Ohio, since 1898. 
[7A; 17; 204.] 

Hebbick, Clarence Luther, educator, b. in Minneapolis, June 31, 
1858; d. in Socorro, N. M., Sept, IS, 1904, He was graduated at the 
University of Minnesota, 1880; studied in Germany; was iastructor in 
botany in the University of Minnesota, and served on the geological 
survey of this state; was professor in Denison University, Granville, 
Ohio, 1884-89; and president of the University of New Mexico, 1895-99; 
author of "The Mammals of Minnesota," 301 pages, 1892, and of 
many other works on zoology and biology. [17; 204; 341.] 

Herbick, EnwiN WissLow, real estate dealer, b, in Sheridan, N. Y., 
June 13, 1837; settled in Minneapolis in 18B8, where he bought and 
platted the Groveland Addition, and inaugurated many improvements 
and business eaterprises. For ten years he was manager of the 
Academy of Music. [20*; 24; 84*; 204.] 

Hebbick, Hbnky B., b. in Jerusalem, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1327; came to 
Minnesota in 1857; engaged in mercantile business and buying grain; 
settled in Fisher In 1879, where he had charge of an elevator, and was 
postmaster after 1885. [35.] 

Hebbiott, Wiujam B., b, near Pittsburg, Pa., Jan. 25, 1834; was 
graduated at Jefferson college, 18S4; was admitted to the bar in 1857; 
settled In St, Paul in 1867; removed to Redwood Falls in 1871, and 
two years later commenced the publication of the Redwood Gazette. 
[29M 

Hebset, Dudlbt H., lumberman, b. in Bangor, Maine, in 1845; d. in 
St. Paul, Sept, 24, 1900. He came to Stillwater, Minn., about 1860, 
and engaged in lumber business. [40; 41; 167 (Sept, 28, 1900); 237 
(11).] 

Hekset, Edwabb Lewis, lumberman, b. in Bangor, Maine, in 1856; d. 
in St. Paul, Sept. 20, 1908. He came to Minnesota with his parents, 
and settled in St. Paul in 1883. [167 <Sept. 25, 1908); 237 (51).] 

Hebset, Roscoe Fbbeman, b. in Miltord, Maine, July IS, 1841; d. in 
Bangor, Maine, Sept. 30, 1906. He came to Stillwater, Minn., in 1867, 
and engaged ia mercantile, lumber, milling, banking, and railroad 
enterprises; was a state senator in 1878. [18; 28, Xll; 30; 40; 41; 
121; 237 (43*).] 

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12, 1812; d. in Bangor, Maine, Feb. 3, 1875. He purchased large tracts 
of timber land in Minnesota, and with others establish-ed lumber luiila 
at Stillwater; was a representative in Congress from Maine, 1873-5. 
[3; 41.] 

HosuBY, C, Jr., miller, b. in Canada, Sept. 12, 1836; came with hie 
parents to Rice eo«nty, Minn., in 1855; settled in Morristown in 1859, 
where he built a eawrniU and a grist mill. [70,] 

Hebtwig, AvGLSr, Lutheran clergyman, i». in Saxony, April 14, 1844; 
came to the United States in 1S68; was graduated at the Theological 
Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind.. in 1874; was ordained for EfEGgham and 
Leaf Valley, Douglas county, Minn,, in 1874, and founded many con- 
gregations; after 1892 resided at Gaylord, Minn. [148.] 

HcnzBERo, C. F., b. in Watertown, Wis., Jan, 28, 1859; came to Min- 
nesota In 1877; resides at Good Thunder; was a representative in the 
state legislature, 1909-11. [30*.] 

Hebzeh, JoiiAN^ H,, Lutheran clergyman and educator, b. Nov. 3, 
1840, at Louisville, Ky.; was graduated at Concordia College, Fort 
Wayne, Ind., in 1862, and at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., in 
1868; was pastor in Aurora, Steele county, Minn., in 18S8, at Minne- 
apolis, 1868-79, and at Plymouth, Wis., 1879-92; later was professor in 
Concordia Seminary, Springfield, 111. [14S.] 

Hekzoc, Philip, manufacturer, b, in Oldenheim, Bavaria, Jan. 3, 
182S; came with his parents to the United States in 1839; removed 
to Minnesota in 1855, and resided in this state and in Wisconsin; set- 
tled in Minneapolis in 1865; engaged in the manufacture of furniture, 
and of wood and iron fences; owned a farm at Lake Minnetonka. 
[60*.] 

Hehlbh, Ai.exandbr, photographer, d. July 5, 1895. He visited Min- 
nesota in 1851 and took the first picture of the Falls of Minnehaha, 
then called Brown's Falls. The poet Longfellow was induced to write 
the Song of Hiawatha by seeing tbis picture. [237 (9*).] 

HKf,s, EMA^■UEt, L., Jewish rabbi, b. in Germany, Aug. 12, 1845; d. 
in St. Paul, Dec. 24, 1906, He came to the United States in 1863; en- 
gaged in newspaper work in Baltimore; later in church work in Kan- 
sas City and Shreveport. La., and after 1888 in St. Paul. [237 (43).] 

Hessiss, Thomas, lawyer, b, in Rocltiand, Maine, in 1852; came 
witb his parents to Le Sueur, Minn., in 1866; was admitted to the bar 
in 187 was countv attorney, 1881-84. [32.] 

HErHFRiNOT N Henr\ b. in Ireland, Jan. 1, 1S25; settled at Point 
Douglas M nn in ISo'' served in the Second Minnesota Infantry, and 
in the Second Mmneaota cavalry, during the civil war; resided in 
Hast ngs where lie owned a farm and was Justice of the peace. [48.] 

HtTLl^ Jtn\ M lawyer, b. near Stavanger, Norway, March 7, 
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Old; settled on a farm in Norman county, Minn., in 1885; resided in 
Ada since 1890; was admitteii to the bar in 1901; was a represent- 
ative In the ieglsJature in 1905. [25; 30*; 169.] 

Hewiit, C. M., merchant, b. in Oneida county, N. Y., Dec. 37, 1837; 
came to Minnesota in 18B9, and to Albert Lea the next year. [53.] 

Hewitt, CSakles Nathaniel, physician, b. in Vevgennes, Vt., Jun« 3, 
1835; d. in Summit, N. J., July 7, 1910. He was graduated at Hobart 
College, 1856, and the Albany Medical College, 1857; served as sur- 
geon of the 50tli N. Y. Regt. in the civil war, and became surgeon-in- 
chlef of the engineer brigade. Army of the Potomac; came to Minne- 
sota after the war, settling at Red Wing; was professor of public 
health. University of Minnesota, 1874-1902; was secretary and exeeu- 
Uve officer of the State Board of Health. 1872-97. [17; 24; 54, 127B.] 

Hewitt, Gibart, b. In Hollidaysburg, Pa., in 1825; d. in St. Paul, 
July 14, 1879. He studied law; came to Minnesota in 1858, settling 
In St. Paul; was active in promoting immigration, especially by steam- 
boat escursions. [28, IV; 93'; 94; 237 (1).] 

Hewitt, Joiis C, b. in Elk county, Pa., May 29, 1SB7; came to 
Ortonville, Minn., in 1878; owned a farm there, and after 1887 resided 
in South Dakota; returned to Minnesota in 1894 and settled in Nas- 
sau, where he engaged in mercantile and grain business and banking. 
[38*.] 

HewpTT, WiiWAM Edwin, lawyer, b. In Le Claire, Iowa, Sept. 23, 
1861; was graduated In law at the Iowa State University, 1882; has 
practiced in Minneapolis since 1886. [22*; 25.] 

Hewsos, Samuei. James, b. in Detroit, Mich., Sept 2S, 1857; came 
to Minnesota in 1879, and engaged in business in St. Paul; removed 
to Minneapolis in 1887, where he bas since been manager of the 
Hydraulic-Press Brick Co. [32; 85A*.] 

Hewson, Stephen, b. ia England about 1811; came to the United 
States in 1844; settled in Minnesota a few years later; was one of the 
proprietors of the St, Paul Pioneer; resided in Oxford. Isanti county, 
Minn., after 1855; was county auditor; was a representative in the 
legislature in 1865. [41.] 

Heywood, Joseph Lee, bank cashier, b. in Fitzwiiliam, N. H., Aug. 
12, 1837; was killed by a band of robbers, including the Younger and 
James brothers, in Northlield, Minn., Sept. 7, 1876, He served in the 
127th Illinois Regt. in the civil war; came to Minnesota in 1866, and 
settled in Northfield In 1867, f238 (Sept, 2S, 1876*).] 

HiBBARD, H. Waoe, educator, b. in India, his parents being American 
missionaries; was graduated at Brown University in 1886; was as- 
sistant professor of mechanical engineeriag in the University of Min- 
nesota, 1895-98; now at Cornell University. [127 (10*).] 

HiBBiNG, Fha>k, lumberman, b. in Germany in 1857; d. in Duluth, 



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Minn., July 30, 1837. He *ame lo tte United States with his parents 
when a boy; engaged in. lumbering ip. Dulutli, and also acquired large 
interests in tbe Mesabi iron mines; founded tte town of Hlbbing, 
Minn., which was named tor him, [167 (Aug. 6, 1897).] 

HiBBS, Dayid R. Porter, b. in Huimville, Pa,, Oct. 7, 1838; d, in 
Minneapolis, Aug. 24, 1911. He served as first lieutenant in the lIMth 
Pennsylvania Regt, 18614; came to Minnesota in 1872, settling in 
Albert Lea; was admitted to the bar in 1874, practiced law, and en- 
gaged also in banking after ISTfi; was president of the State Bank 
of Albert Lea, 1902-9. [121.] 

HiisLEK, Samuei, v., b. in Pennsylvania; settled in Faribault county, 
Minn., in 1856; and was the first register of deeds for that county. 
In a quarrel atont a claim to land adjoining the townsite of Blue 
Earth City he killed a man, a,nd soon afterward left the state. He 
was captain In a cavalry company in the civil war. [51,] 

HccKEV, Jamfs R., lawyer, b. at Spring Lake, Scott county, Minn., 
July 26, 1877; was -graduated at the tlniversity of j Minnesota, and was 
admitted to the bar in 1894; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1901-S; resides in St, Paul. [25; 30*; 93A; 137.] 

HiCKMAs, Ai).4M Clakk, lawyer, b. in Columbiana county, Ohio, April 
30, 1837; was graduated at Allegheny College, Pa., in 1862, and Ohio 
Law College, Cleveland, 1863; settled in Owatonna, Minn., in 1865; 
was superintendent of schools for Steele county, 1866-8, and a state 
senator, 1883-7; removed to St. Paul in 1887, and later to Minneapolis; 
professor in the Law School of the University of Minnesota since 1896. 
[24; 70A; 72; 93; 127 (ID*, 12'').] 

HicKMA.N', Hesry, pioneer, b. in Tennessee, May 10, 1829; d. in Otia- 
ville, Mtnn,, April 24, 1906. He served in the Mexican war; came to 
the St. Croix valley in 1853; owned a farm at Otisville; be served in 
the Second Minnesota cavalry in the civil war. [237 (39).] 

HicKMAS, P. S., b. in New Jersey, Sept. 11, 1816; after spending 
twenty-two years on the sea he came to Minnesota in 1857, and five 
years later settled in Sauli; Center; engaged in farming, and later in 
carpenter work and wagon making. [31.] 

HicKMAK, Robert, Baptist clergyman, born a slave In Boone county, 
Mo., Jan., 1831; d. in St. Paul, Feb, 16, 1900. He came to St. Paul as 
soon as he was freed by the Emancipation Proclamation; was pastor 
of the Pilgrim Baptist cburch. [68; 141.] 

Hicks, George Pierce, pioneer, b. in Chelsea, Vt., April 3, 1808; d. 
in Minneapolis, May 24, 1896. He settled in St. Peter, Minn., in 1855; 
was employed at the sutler's store of Fort Rldgely during the Sioux 
outbreak in 1862; spent the latter years of his life in Minneapolis. 
[180 (June 10. 1896).] 
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served iu lUlnole regiments during the civil war; settled at Minne- 
apolis In 1865; was aherifC of Hennepin cuunty, 1867-71; has practiced 
law since 1871; was judge in the Fourth Judicial district, 1887-95; was 
a, representative in the legislature, 1878-83, 1897, and 1907. [22*; 24; 
25; 26*; 30*; 41; 58; 84.] 

HiEin, WiLLABD Jakes, b. in Janesvllle, Wis., May 19, 1863; came to 
Minnesota in 18S7, settling at Minaeapolis, !n service of the street 
railway company; has been general manager of the Twin City Rapid 
Transit Co. since 1892. [23*; 24.] 

HicBEE, Albert Enos, physician, b. ia Pike, N. Y„ Jan. X, 1842; served 
in the civil war; was graduated at Hahnemann Medical College, Chi- 
cago, in 1871; resided in Red Wing, Minn., and later in St. Paul; re- 
moved to Minneapolis in 1878. [84.] 

HlOBEB, Chesteb Goss, physician, b. in Pike, N. Y., in 1835; d. in 
St. Paul, April 3, 1908. He served In a Wisconsin regiment in the civil 
war, attaining the rank of captain; was graduated at Hahnemann 
College, Chicago, 1870; came at once to Minnesota, and, after prac- 
ticing a few years in Red Wing, settled in St. Paul. [121; 237 (51*).] 

HiQRiKs, E. L., b. in Illinois ia 1843; came to Minnesota when an 
infant; served in the Second Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; en- 
tered the regular army in 1866; was graduated at the Artillery School 
at Fortress Monroe in 1872: was commandant of the cadet corps in. 
the University of Minnesota, 1872-5; was promoted to the rank of 
major in 1897. [127 (12*).] 

HiGQiNS, Geobge W., b. in Rockland, Maine, in 1856; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Oct. 20, 1910. He came to Minnesota in 1870; settled in Min- 
neapolis, and engaged in the manufacture of brick and tile; was a 
prominent member of the Prohibition party, and was its nominee for 
governor In 1898; was a representative in the legislature in 1907. 
[30*; 237 (59*).] 

HicGiNB, JoHK, pioneer, b. in St, Lawrence county, N. Y., March 1, 
1836; d. in Royalton, Minn., Dec. 1, 1905. He came to Minnesota in 
1854, and pre-empted a farm in Langola, Benton county. Later he 
engaged in freighting and teaming between St. Paul and Crow Wing 
for several years. [31; 237 (39).] 

Hieoiwsos, Geobge N,, b. in Van Kleek Hill, Ontario, in 1834; d. in 
St. Paul, Jan. 24, 1900. For seventeen years he was connected with 
the Minnesota Transfer Company; afterward was employed in mis- 
sionary work as an Episcopal clergyman, and still later again en- 
gaged in railroad business. [238 (Jan. 25, 1900).] 

HiOLEY, P. M., merchant, b. in Potter county. Pa., Dec. 17, 1843; 
came with his parents to Minnesota in 1856; served in Brackett's Bat- 
talion in the civil war; settled at Lake Park, Becker county, in 1883, 
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HiiJSERT, N, P., b, in Luxemburg, Germany; came to the United 
States when twenty-two years old; settled In Winona, Minn., in 1855; 
engaged in railroad surveying; was county treasurer, 1868-74; was 
cashier ot the Merchants' National Bank, 1874-8. [76.] 

Hill, Adam, farmer, b. in Germany in 1842; came with his parents 
to tbe United States when ten years old; enlisted in the Second Kan- 
sas cavalry in 1862, and served in the army until 1868; then settled 
In Watertown, Carver county, Minn.; was a representative in the leg- 
islature in 1879. [30; 32.] 

Hill, Alfbed James, archaeologist, b. in London, Eng., In 1S33; d. in 
St, Paul, June 15, 1895. He came to the United States in 1854, and 
soon settled in St. Paul; enlisted in the Sixth Minnesota Regt., 1862, 
but served during most of the war in the Corps of Topographical 
Engineers. He devoted his life subsequently to investigation and 
study of archaeology, chiefly in the upper Mississippi valley. [7; 28, 
VIII; 94; 237 (9*); 338 (June 16. 1895*).] 

HiLi,, AsuBBW H„ lumberman, b. in Glasgow, Scotland, April 9, 1851; 
came to the United States in 1881, and settled in Minnesota the next 
year; resided in Winona; was a representative in the legislature, 
1897-9. [30.] 

Hill, Ansok Lokay, manufacturer, b. in Williamsburg, Mass., April 
2. 1830; d. in Faribault, Minn., Feb. 21, 1897. He came to Minnesota 
in 1855, settling in Faribault, and engaged in the manufacture ot fur- 
niture. [23*; 25; 70; 70A; 237 (9*).] 

Hill, DA;^^IEL C, b. in Hillsborough county, N. H.. May 7, 1830; set- 
tled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1855, where be manufactured doors, sash, 
pumps, and stoneware. [54; 237 (37*).] 

Hill, H. W., Journalist, h. in Fletcher, Vt., Nov. 16, 1836; settled in 
St. Charles, Minn., in 1861; engaged in mercantile business five years, 
and afterward was proprietor and editor of the St. Charles Times; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1868. and a state senator, 
1875-6 and 1879. [30.] 

Hill, Henht, b. in Devonshire, England, May 19, 1828; d, in Min- 
neapolis, April 24, 1902.. He came to the United States with his 
father's family la 1832. After a long life full ot successful business 
enterprises, consisting in part of flour and woolen milling, operating 
a distillery, owning with others a line of steamboats, and construct- 
ing and managing several railroads, he came in 18S2 to Minneapolis, 
intending to retire from business. In that city be invested consider- 
ably in real estate and bank stock. [20*; 21*; 29; 84*; 237 (19*).] 

Hill, Hekrt, lawyer, b. in New Hampshire in 1829; d. at Lead City, 
Dakota, March 3, 1879. He was admitted to the bar in 1854, and the 
next year settled in Minneapolis; removed to the site of Granite Falls 
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nesB, and in manufacturing flour; was a representative in the legisla- 
ture three terms. [32.] 

Hill, Hekby S.. b. in New Brunswick, Not. 30, 1838; d. at LitUe 
Falls, Minn., Sept. 12, 1902. He came with his parents to Minnesota in 
18S6; resided in Betlevue, Morrteoa county; engaged in lumber busi- 
ness and farming. [31; 237 H9).] 

Hill, J. C, lawyer, b. in Chariestown, Mass., in 1840; served in 
Maine resiments in the civil war, attaining the ranS of lieutenant 
colonel; was admitted to the bar in 1876; cam* to Minneapolis, and 
in 1877 settled in Montevideo. [33.] 

Hill, James Jerome, b. near Guelph, Ontario, Sept. 16, 1338; came 
to St. Paul in 1856, and was at first employed as a shipping clerk by 
J. W. Baas and Co. In 1871 he consolidated the transportation busi- 
ness of Noriuaii W. Kittson in the Red River region witli his own; 
and Donald A. Bmilh (since Lord Strathcona) managed the company 
jointly with himself. He vias the prime mover in the effort to secure 
the bonds of the St. Paul and Pacific railroad, successfully accom- 
plishing this in 1878, with reorganization under the name of the St. 
Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway Co., of which be was gen- 
eral manager, 1879-S2, and president, 1SS3-SU. This railway and its 
new branches were again changed in name in 1890 to be the Great 
Northern railway system, of which Mr. Hill continued as president 
till 1907, becoming then chairman of its board of directors; author 
of "Highways of Progress," 354 pages, 1910. [3*; 17; 23*; 23; 24; 
25; 93A; 94; 95*; 111*; 166A'; 176 (April, 1903); 237 (6, 10); 238 
(June g, 1S93).J 

Hill, James Nohmak, b. In St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 13, 1870, and re- 
sided there; was graduated at Yale University, 1893; engaged in rail- 
way service, and became a vice president of the Great Northern and 
Northern Pacific railway companies, also of the Northern Express 
Co,; removed in 1906 to New Vork City. [17; 34.] 

Hili,, Louis Wahbes, b. in St. Paul, Minn., May 19, 1872, and resides 
there; was graduated at Yale University, 1S93; engaged in railway 
service; succeeded his father as president of the Great Northern rail- 
way company in 1907. [17.] 

Hill, M. L. P., Presbyterian clergyman, b. in East Bloomfleld, N. Y.; 
d. in St. Paul, Nov., 1904. He was graduated at Williams College, 
1858, and Princeton Theological Seminary, 1861; was pastor in sev- 
eral states; settled in St. Paul in 1887; was pastor of th« First Pres- 
byterian church there, and taught and lectured at Macalester College. 
[237 (35).] 

HiiJ, Samuel, b. at Deep River, N. C, May 13, 1857; came to Min- 
neapolis when a child; was graduated at Harvard College, 1879; 
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and railroad interests, and was president of the Minneapolis Trust 
Co., 1888-1903; removed to Seattle, Wasii, [17.] 

Hill, Thomas Ewe, author, b. in Saiidgate, Vt, Feb. 29, 1832; en- 
gaged in newspaper work, and was associate editor of the Labor 
World, published at Duluth, 1898-9; is tiie author of Hill's Manual of 
Social and Business Forms, and other books; resides at Glen Ellyn, 
111. [17.] 

Hir.T., Washington Pekry, b. in Mercer county, Pa., March 8, 1S49; 
served in the 57th Penusylvania Regt. In the civil war; came to Min- 
nesota, and engaged in farming, 1866-74; settled in Fairmont in 1877; 
was sheriff of Martin county, 1889-98, [39.] 

HiLLABY, T. H., farmer, b. in Shullsbuvg, Wis,, in 1860; came to 
Minnesota in 1892, settling near Maple Island, Washington county; 
was a representative in the legislature, 1899-1901. [30.] 

HiLLE, Hans T„ b. in Norway, Feb. 28, 1852; came to Minnesota in 
1865; resides at Fergus Falls, where he deals in farm machinery; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1905; president of the 
Scandia Slate Bank, [25; SO*.] 

HiLLEBOE, Haks S., educator, b. in Adams county, Wis., Oct. 28, 1858; 
was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1881; helped to 
establish the Minnesota Lutheran Seminary and Institute at Willmar 
in 1883; was one of its teachers, and after 1886 had full charge of the 
school; was principal of schools in Benson, 1898-1904; and afterward 
was again president of Willmar Seminary. [35; 63*; 148; 169'.] 

HiLLMAN, N. S.. b. in Sweden, Nov. 18, 1862; came to the United 
States and to Minnesota in 1880, settling in Moorbead; removed to 
Two Harbors, 1853; a locomotive engineer on the Duluth and Iron 
Range railroad; a representative in the legislature, 1911. [30*.] 

HiiiMAS, Silas D,, b. in Greenwich, N. Y,, in 1845; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Nov. 27, 1905. He settled on a farm in Eyota, Minn,; was 
enrolling clerk of the legislature, 1874-5; later resided in Rochester 
and in Minneapolis, where he was court reporter. [237 (39*).] 

HiLLMEB, Joseph J,, clergyman and teacher, b, in Austria. March 9, 
1844; came to the United States in 1867, settling in Minnesota; was 
ordained priest the next year; was pastor in Minneapolis several 
years; withdrew from the Roman Catholic church in 1870, and in the 
next year was ordained in the Episcopal church; taught German in 
Winona, and was vector of the church in Wabasha at the same time, 
[77.1 

HiLLMOKn, Henry, farmer, b. in Germany in 1861; came to the 
United States in 1873, settling in Minnesota; resides at Elbow Lake, 
Grant county; was a representative in the legislature in 1901, [30.3 

Hills, HoHAfE, clergyman, b. in Auburn, N. Y„ in 1818; d, in Wa- 
basha, Minn., in 1894. He was ordained a Presbyterian minister, but 



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In 1843 became aa Episcopal clergyman, settled In Minnesota in 1863; 
was rector in Stillnater nine years, and afterward in Wabasha. [152.] 

Hiu-s, THBOPHnis E, banker, b near Oskaloosa, Iowa, March. 1844; 
served in the 34th Illinois Regt in the civil war; settled at Heron 
Lahe, Minn, m 18S8, and established a banli there. [S4.] 

HiLLiEB, J S, miller, b in England, April 7, 1840; came to the 
United States, and settled m Minnesota, built the Faribault City mill 
in 1877 [TO ] 

Hii.MB.\, P. T.| Lutheran clergyman, b. m Valdera, Norway, June 16, 
18B1; came with his parents to the United States when nine years old; 
was graduated at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and in 1875 at Con- 
cordia Seminary, St Louis, Mo.; was pastor in Crookston, Minn., alter 
1890. [169.] 

Hn^cHER, John Fremont, lawyer, b, in Bethlehem, Ind., Jan. 23, 
1857; was graduated at Knox College, Galesburg, III., 1880; was ad- 
mitted to the bar In 1882; came to Minnesota in 1885, settling at Will- 
mar; In 1893 visited Holland and organized a company of Dutch capit- 
alists for American investments; removed to St. Paul in 1894. [22*; 
24; 25.] 

Hilton, Ard A., b. in Starii, Me., in 1843; settled in Anoka, Minn., 
in 1872; was register of deeds of Aaoka county, 1878-81; later engaged 
in grocery business, 1888-1901. [31; 43.] 

Hilton, Clifjx)bd L., lawyer, b. in Kenyon, Minn., Dec 8, 1866; was 
graduated in law at the TJniverBity of Wisconsin, 1888; settled in 
Fergus Falls; was attorney for Otter Tail county, 1899-1908; became 
assistant attorney general of Minnesota in 1909. £24; 25; 30*.] 

Hilton, Sumnbb C, b. in Lincoln county, Maine, In 1833; enga^^ed 
in the manufacture of lumber in Mankato, Minn., 1858-62; served in 
the Ninth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; afterward built a flouring 
mill at the Winnebago Indian agency, Blue Earth county. [32,] 

HiMLE, Ekik C, b. in Norway, Oct. 30, 1830; came to the United 
States in 1850, and to Minnesota seven years later; settled on a farm 
in Vernon, Dodge county; was a repreaentative in the legislature in 
1879. [30; 49; 169.] 

HiiTMELMAN, Cn-inLES Ulbich, b, in Sweden, ApriJ 26, 1827; d. in 
Santa Barbara, Cal., Nov. 9, 1900. He came to the United States in 
1853; settled In Vasa, Goodhue county, Minn., in 1855; afterward en- 
gaged in the warehouse business at Red Wing; removed to California 
in 1894. [237 (11).] 

HiMMELMAN, HENRY, Sk., b. in Germany in 1834; came to the United 
States in 1854, and the next year settled in Mankato, Minn.; < 
in hotel business, and after 1890 in the manufacture of i 
removed to St. Paul Park. [83*.] 

Hinckley, Mbs. Angelikb Bevins, b. in Clarence, N. Y., April 11, 
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Jackson In 183S, and accompanied liim to St. Paul in 184^, where lie 
was the earliest merchant; removed to Mankato in 1852; was left a 
widow in 1857, and seven years later married John 8. Hinckley. [29*; 
237 <3).] 

Hinckley, John Scholfielu, pioneer, b. in New London, Conn., June 
30. 1816; d. in Mankato, Minn,, Not. 16, 1906. He settled in Mankato 
in 1S52; engaged in farming; was one' of the original townsite com- 
pany of Mankato. [29*; 32; S3; 237 (43).] 

HiNDLST, George, Congregational clergyman, b. in Ontario, Canada, 
Not. 27, 1852; was graduated in ttieology at Oberiin College,, 1S75; 
settled as pastor at Elk RlTer, Minn., in 1898; lecturer, writer of 
stories, and newspaper correspondent. [17; 24.] 

HiNiis, Ch\bles Gilhert, lawyer, b, in Shakopee, Minn,, Aug. 31, 
1866; was graduated in law at the University of Michigan, 1887, and 
has since practiced law in his native town; was county attorney, 1S95- 
98. [22*; 24; 137,] 

Hinds, Edwahd R., farmer, b. in Pennsylvania in 1857; came to Min- 
nesota in 1879; resides In Hubbard; was auditor of Hubbard county; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1903-5 and 1909. [30*.] 

HisDS, Henry, iawyer, b. in Hebron, N. Y., March 12, 1826; d. in 
Sbakopee, Minn., Oct, 11, 1903. He was graduated at the Albany Nor- 
mal School, 1850; was admitted to the bar in 1853; settled in Sha- 
kopee in 1854; was editor of the Shakopee Argus after 1867; was 
county attorney three terms; was a representative in the legislature 
in 1878, and a state senator, 1879. [29*; 30; 103'; 137*; 237 (28').] 

Hise, Robert Cl.vrk, judge, b. in Stamford, Conn., June 6, 1860; d. 
in Charleston, S. C, Nov. 26, 1906. He was graduated at Yale Uni- 
versity, 1881, and Columbia Law School, 1883; settled at St. Paul in 
1887; was Judge of the municipal court, 1898-1906, [24; 93; 96'; 237 
(43*).] 

HiNKEL, John J., b. in New York in 1851; came with his parents 
to St, Paul in 1857; owned and laid out an addition to the city named 
Union Park. [94; 176 (April, 1886).] 

HiNKLK, WiiiiAM H,, miller, b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1816; was 
graduated at Yale College; settled in Minneapolis in 1877; engaged in 
the manufacture of flour, and owned an interest in grain elevators; 
removed to Duluth. [168 (April 1, 1892*); 241.] 

HiNKLEY, Benjamin H„ physician, b, in Tompkins county, N. Y., 
July 19, 1824; was graduated at Cleveland College of Medicine, 1855; 
settled in Michigan in 1S76, and some years afterward removed to 
LuTerne, Minn., where he was president of the Rock County Bank. 
[34.] 

HiNKi.BY, Ray Benmamin, banker, b, in Clermont, Iowa, July 24, 
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Bank, and was ite cashier and later its president; was admitted to 
the bar in 1885; owns afarni of 3,000 acres. [24; 71; TIA.] 

HiNBiciia, Ferdinand, wioleeale grocer, b. in Bssens, Germany, Aug. 
13, 1860; d. m St Paul, Dec. 2S, 1903. He came to the United States 
in 1877, and settled in St. Paul in 1885. [93A'; 237 (35*).] 

HiNKjcHS, Robert C., flour manufacturer, b. in Madison, Wis., in 
1862; settled in Minneapolis in 18S2; was graduated from the depart- 
ment of pharmacy of the Uniyeraity of Wisconsin; was a representa- 
tive in the legislature of Minnesota In 1893. [30.] 

HiNTOs, Charles H,, was educated at Rugby School, and at Oxford 
University; taught one year in Japan, at Princeton, N. J., 1S93-7, and 
was assistant professor of mathematics in the University of Minne- 
sota, 1897-1900. [127 <12*> ] 

HiNTON, William A., merchant b m Wisconsin m 18G2 came to 
Minnesota In 1864; resides at Truman Martin county was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature 1<I(H5 and a state senatoi 190" 9 [30*.] 

HiPPLE, Hesht, pioneer b m Perr* counts Pa April 10 1837; 
came to Minnesota in 1856 beived in the Tenth Minnesoti Rpgt., 
1862-5; the next year erected the first building at Bea\er Fall'^ re- 
moved to Melville, Renville county in 187" [J2] 

HiBsciiy, Charles C, merchant b in Wabasha, Minn March 20, 
1859; has engaged in mercantile bnsineba there since 1882 pieaideat 
of the First National Bank imce l^^gi [24 T4 ] 

HisKBT, W. O., educator b near Lexington Ohio May 2 1838 d. 
in Minneapolis, Oct. 2, 1871 He became principal of the High School 
in Minneapolis in 1866, and superintendent of the city schools m 1868. 
[238 (Oct, 3, 1S71).] 

Hitchcock, Geobge, b. in Ciaremont N H Aug 29 1S21 d in Min- 
neapolis, Feb. 4, 1901. He "settled in Dodge county In 1854 and en- 
gaged in farming; later kept a hotel m St Paul and was m mercan- 
tile business at Mantorvilie and Ciaremont was treasuiei of Dodge 
county three terms, and a repreaentatii e m the legifciature removed 
to New Hampshire in 1882 but retutned to Minnesota m 1900 Ciare- 
mont, Dodge county, was named fot his native town [49 337 (14).] 

HiTZKER, Jons, b. in Austria, Nov. 14, 1855; came to the United 
States in 1877, settling at Winona, Minn.; was a representative in 
the legislature In 1907. [24; 30.] 

HixsoN, Daniel W., b. in Burlington, Iowa, Dec. 23, 1S43; served in 
the 30th Iowa Regt. In the civil war; came to Grant county, Minn., in 
IS83; engaged in farming and stock raising; resided in Herman; was 
a state senator, 1887-90. [30; 35.] 

HiKAB, Thomas BuxtocK, building contractor, b. at Brandywine, Pa., 
June 15, 1833; d. in Duluth, Sept. 14, 1894. He served in the First Dela- 
ware Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of captain. [121.] 



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HjEEMSTAii, Cakl F., banker, b, in Norway, May 4, I860; came to 
the United States iu 1884, settling in Red Wing, Minn.; engaged in 
banking after 1888; was cashier of the Goodhue County National Bank, 
1899-1906; and later was its vice president and manager. [56.] 

HoAG, Charles, b. in Sandwich, N. H., June 29, 1808; d. in Minne- 
apolis, Feb. 1, 1S88, He came to Minnesota In 1852, and settled on a 
claim that la now a part of the city of Minneapolis; was president 
ot the State Agricultural Society, 1859-61; was superintendent of 
schools for Hennepin county, 1870-4; author of a biography of Henry 
Clay, 304 pages, 1857. He selected the name Minneapolis for that city, 
signifying Water City. [29*; 41; 58; 59; 166 (1888); 166A'; 237 (l).l 

HoAO, LcnvELL B., b. in Bristol, Vt.. ,Tan. 19, 1830; came to Minne- 
sota in 1856; engaged in newspaper publication in Cannon Falls and 
Northfield; served in tlie Seventh Minnesota Regt, attaining the rank 
ot captain; owned a farm near Northfield. [28, XII; 70.] 

HoAC, William Ricketsos, educator, b. in Sumner, Fillmore county, 
Minn,, Feb. 25, 1859; was graduated at the University ot Minnesota, 
1884; was professor of civil engineering there, lS86-in07, residing in 
Minneapolis; engineer of the state drainage commission since 1897. 
[7A: 17; 24; 36"; 137 (2*); 237 (53),] 

Hoagland, Rali'ii, b. at Long Lake, Minn,, in September, 1880; was 
graduated at the college of agriculture of the University of Minnesota. 
1904; was appointed professor of agricultural chemistry and soils 
there in 1909, [127A*.] 

HoAft, Alfred Wyma\, farmer, b. in Westminster, Mass,, May 7, 
1834; came with his father, Ira, to Minnesota in 1854, settling at 
Monticello; author of the Hoar Genealogy, with Notes on the Early 
History of Wright county, 56 pages, 1898. [205.] 

Hoar, Tra, farmer, b, in Westminster, Mass., Feb. 1, 1803; came to 
Monticello. Minn., in 1854, being one of Its earliest settlers; and died 
there, March 17, 1898, [31; 205.] 

Hoahd, Hiram Eugene, journalist, b, in Stockbridge, N. Y,, March 
14, 1843; came to Minnesota in 1882, settling at Montevideo, where 
he has since owned and published the Montevideo Leader; was a state 
senator, 1887-9; was chief of the customs division in the U, S, Treas- 
ury Department, Washington, D, C, 1890-3. [34; 30; 166A*.] 

Hoard, Joseph Setii, banker, b. in Augusta, N. Y., April 17, 1818; 
served In Pennsylvania regiments In the civil war, attaining the rank 
of colonel; settled in Red Wing, Minn., in 1871, where seven years 
later he established the Goodhue County Bank, [54*.] 

HoATLiSG, Benjamin F., merchant, b. in Cayuga, N. Y., June 12, 
1826; came to Minnesota in 1853; five years later settled in Mankato, 
where he opened the first hardware store. [83*.] 

Hobak, Asdbew J., building contractor, b, in St. Paul, March 1, lKo7; 
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HoBAKT, CHAtiiTPEy, M, E. clergyman, b. in St. Albans, Vt., Juae 9, 
1811; d. in Red Wing, Minn., Jan. 3, 1904, He served aa a soldier in 
the Indian wars of 1831-2; joined the Illinois conference of the M. E. 
church In 1836, having been licensed to preach the preceding year; 
was an Itinerant preacher in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota; came 
to St. Paul, Minn., in 1849; was chaplain of the House in the first fer- 
ritoriaJ legislature, and chaplain of the state legislature in ISTT. He 
removed to Red Wing in 1853; during the flrst year of the civil war 
was chaplain of the Third Minnesota Regt ; afterward resided in Mii- 
waufeee, St. Paul, Minneapolis, and other places, but during the latter 
years of his life made his home in Red Wing. He published in 1885 
"Recollections of My Lite," 409 pages. [30; 54; 56; 115; 174»; 337 
(35').] 

HoBABT, Mrs. Habhiet As:^ Duncan, b. in Armagh, Ireland, Nov. 23, 
1825; d. in Red Wing, Minn,, Feb. 17, 1898. She came to the United 
States when a child; was a teacher In New York City twenty-flve years; 
was married to Rev. Chauncey Hobart in 1868, and settled in Red 
Wing, Minn.; was an active worker in the Methodist church, and for 
fifteen years was state president of the Minnesota Woman's Christian 
Temperance Union. [56; 150; 180 (March 2, 1898).] 

HoBABT, NoBKis, M. E. Clergyman, b. in St. Albana, Vt., June 9, 1811; 
d, in Mankato, Minn., June 25, 1887. He settled in Minnesota in 1S50; 
was pastor In Hastings, Farmington, and other places; and was pre- 
siding elder in the Winona, Red Wing, and Mankato districts. [150.1 

HoBBs, Elias, b. in Benton, Pa., Feb. 4, 1830; settled in Northfield, 
Minn., in 1856, and engaged in surveying and real estate business; 
was a representative in the legislature in 1873. [30; 70.] 

HoBE, Engbbketk HAGBAam, b. in Norway, Feb. 27, 1860; came to 
the United States In 1883, settling at St. Paul; engaged In real estate 
business; Norwegian consul since 1893. [24; 25; 169*.] 

HocANZOR, IiAES A., clergyman, b. in Sweden, April 22, 1837; came 
to the United States in 1869; was educated at the Swedish Theological 
Seminary, Paston, 111., and was ordained in 1871; settled in Cokato, 
Minn., ia 1S77. [31.] 

Hodge, Chakles H., druggist, h. in Lamoille county, Vt, Aug. 17, 
1833; served in the Fifth Vermont Regt. In the civil war; settled in 
Motley, Minn., ia 1879, and opened a drug store in 1882. [35.] 

Hodge, Fredehick A., h. in Hillsboro county, N. H,, in 1S53; settled 
in Minnesota in 1870; engaged in real estate and loan business in Pine 
City; was a state senator, 1895-7. [30.] 

Hodges, Leonabd Bacon, b. in West Bloomfield, N. Y., July IS. 1823; 
d. In St. Paul, April 14, 1883. He came to Minnesota In 1854, opened 
a farm in Olmsted county, and founded the town of Oronoco; was a 
state senator in 1871; removed to St. Paul in 1872; and afterward 
was much engaged in forestry. [18; 66; 166 (1S83); 237 (1).] 



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Houoiss, A. F., b. near Knoxville, Tenn., in 1S2G; d. in Winona, 
Minn., June 6, 1896. He seUled there in 1856, and engaged in !umt>er 
business. [78; 167 (June 12, 1S96').] 

HoDGMAN, Jesse Monroe, b. in Hartland, Vt., Feb. 17, 1818; d, in 
Red Wing, Minn., April 11, 1887. He settled in Red Wing in 1856, and 
engaged in mercantile business, and later in commission and for- 
warding business; was twice mayor of Red Wing. 123*; 54*.] 

HoDGMAx, Thom.\s Mobey, educHtor, b. in New York, July 3, 1859; 
was graduated at the University oC Rochester, N. Y., 1884; was pro- 
fessor in the University of Nebraska twenty-two years; president of 
Macalester College, St. Paul, since 1907.^ [17; 131A*; 237 (42).] 

HoocsoN, EowABn J., lawyer, b. in Glen Meay, Isle of Man, Oct. 5, 1841; 
d. in St. Paul, Sept. 21, 1903. He came to the United States with his 
parents when two years of age; settled in Minnesota in 1S54; served 
in the Sixth Minnesota Regt. against the Indians in the Sioux out- 
break; commenced the practice of law in Red Wing in 1866; removed 
in 1875 to St. Paul, where he afterward resided. Upon the organiza- 
tion of the Security Trust Company he became its president. [19*; 
93A»; 95*; 98*; 130*; 137; 237 (2S»); 241.] 

HoDGSo?i, WiLT.iAM, lawyer, b. at Elizabeth, 111, May 29, 1847; cajne 
with his parents to Minnesota in 1855; served m the Second Minne- 
sota cavalry in the civil war; was admitted to the bar in 1870; set- 
tled in Hastings in 1874; was appointed Judge m the Flist Judicial 
district, 1910. [23; 30; 4S.] 

HoDsoON, EBEjiEzE;R A., pioneer, b. in Caatme, Maine, Dec, 3, 1820; 
followed a seafaring life several years; later studied theology, and 
was ordained a Unlversaliat clergyman in 1S45, came to Minnesota 
in 1852, settling in Minneapolis; was chaplain m the territorial leg- 
islature, 1855; relinquished ministerial work in 1860, and afterward 
owned a farm. [GO*.] 

HoETi-KES, Hensy, farmer, b. in Prussia, July 8, 1839; came to the 
United States In 1858, settling in Carver county, Minn. ; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1895. [30.] 

HoEBH, Chables, hardware merchant, b. in Norway, Dec, 1, 1845; 
came to the United States in 1S65, and ten years later settled in 
Spring Grove, Houston county, Minn. [61.] 

HOEGK, KrauT Obn, physician, b, in Kaatjord, Norway, April 15, 1844; 
was graduated at the University of Norway; came to the United 
States in 1S69; settled in Minneapolis in 1889. [169.] 

HoBL, Olaf, Lutheran clergyman, b. in Norway in 1841; came to 
Minnesota in 1868; was graduated from college at St. Louis, Mo., 
1876; was ordained to the ministry the same year; settled In Norman, 
j^eilow Medicine county. [33; 169.] 

HoEEE, George P., b, in Gerniaay, Aug. 24, 1830; d. in Mankato, Minn., 



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Jan. 12, 1901. He came to the United States in 1S52; settled in Maa- 
kato in JS56; engaged in deaiing in cattie, and later in banislng and 
many otter financial enterDrisee. [83*; 237 (14).] 

HocKB, John William, b. in Germany, June 27, 1S34; d. Aug. 12, 
1889. He came to tlie United States In 1852, and to Mankato, Minn., 
in 1856; engaged in farming and hotel business, and later was county 
treasurer several years. [32; 83*.] 

HoFBAUEB, NoRBBHT, R. C. ppiest, b. in Baumgarten, Bohemia, Jan. 
16. 1854; d. at St. Jolin's Abbey, Collegeville. Minn., July 17, 1901. He 
came with his parents to the United States in 1866, and to Minnesota 
tiie next year; entered St. John's College in 1867; became a member 
of the Benedictine order in 1873; was ordained a priest in 1877; was 
prior of St. John's Abbey, 1879-89. He was prominent in the musical 
department of that institution, and established the Commercial Col- 
lege of St. John's University. [132 (Oct., 1901*).] 

Hoffman, James K., b. in Pennsylvania in 1831 ; came to St. Paul 
in 1851; engaged in milling, and in grocery business; was state in- 
spector of oil, 1873-80. [94.] 

Hoffman, William Michaii,, merchant, b. in Frankfort, Germany, 
Dec. 29, 1833; came to the United States when seventeen years old; 
owned a farm and a store at East Chain Lakes, Martin county, Minn. 
[39.1 

HoGAN, Edwakd Chasles, merchant, b. in Minnesota in 1871; re- 
sided at Paynesville; was a representative in the legislature, 1901. 
[30.] 

HoGAN, Michael, lawyer, b. in Cape Breton in 1859; d. in St. Paul, 
Sept 30, 1904. He settled in Sauk Center, Minn., and was its mayor. 
[237 (35).] 

HofiLE, Obanob K., b. in Ohio in 1819; came to Minnesota in 1856; 
settled in Cordova, Le Sueur county, in 1SG4; kept a hotel, owned a 
farm, and was postmaster there seventeen years. [32.] 

HoouE, Orlando E., journalist, b. in Ohio in 1845; served in the 
l&th Ohio Regt. in the civil war; settled in Granite Falls, Minn., and 
engaged in newspaper publication; after 1S80 published the Murilock 
Herald, and later published at Benson the Swift County Review; was 
a representative in the legislature in 1905. [30*; 32.] 

HoHL, JOHs J., merchant, b. in Pittsburg, Pa., in 1S51; came to Min- 
nesota in 1856; resided at Hokah; was a representative in the legis- 
lature in 1893. [30.] 

Hon, Chabi.es G., miller, b. in Portland, Maine, Aug. 15, 1847; came 
to Minneapolis when six years old; wag head miller of the Pillsbury A 
mill until 1898. [168 (Nov. II, 1S98*).] 

Horr, James Baker, b. in Weare, N. H., July 30, 1824; d. in Minne- 
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tbe civil war; served in tbe Third Minnesota Regt.. 1861-5, attainiag 
the rank of lieutenant colonel; afterward resided in Sauk Rapids, and 
was employed in the X!. S. mat! service; removed to South Dakota, hut 
returned to Minnesota a few years before bis death. 1121.] 

HoLBBOoK, FBANKLr:a G., b. in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 26, 1S59; came 
to Minnesota in 1882, settling at Minneapolis; was employed by the 
J. I. Case Plow Company four years; was city comptrolier, 1886-8; 
engaged in grain business since 1889; was postmaster of Minneapolis, 
1S94-8. [22; 24; 25,] 

HoLCOMB, Charles P., b. in Sweden, Marcb 6, 1848; came with his 
parents to Minnesota in 1854, and resided at Marine, Washington 
county; engaged in lumbering and in tbe hotel business; was sheriff 
of Washingtoji county ten years; was clerk of the supreme court, 
1891-5. [30; 40; 169.] 

HOT.COMBE, Edv/is V., b. in 1830; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 26, 1899. He 
came to Minnesota with his parents in 1839; resided at Taylor's Falls 
and Stillwater, and after 1873 in St. Paul; was captain of a Mississippi 
river steamboat; engaged in hotel business; and was manager of the 
Winnipeg and Western Transportation company. [237 (9).] 

Hoi*OMBE, Retubn Ir.i, b in Galha county, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1845; 
served in the Tenth Missouri Regt 18P1-5; engaged as editor and 
reporter of newspapers in Iowa and Missouri, and after 1888 in St, 
Paul, Minn.; author of several histories of counties in Missouri, in 
part of the History of St. Paul Mmn lb9i), and in part of Minnesota 
in Three Centuries, four vols., 1908. [25; 241.] 

HoLCOMBB, William, lieutenant governor, b. in Lambertville, N. J., 
July 22, 1804; d. In Stillwater, Minn., Sept. 5, 1870. He settled in Still- 
water in 1839; engaged in steamboating and the lumber business; was 
a member of the Minnesota constitutional convention, 1857, ajid the 
first lieutenant governor of the state, 1858-60. [28, X*; 41; 43; 166A*; 
237 (1).] 

HoLOEN, WrLLiAM H., b. in Youngstown, N. Y., May 8, 1844; served 
as musician in the 129lh N. Y., Regt., 1862-5; settled in Owatonna, 
Minn., in 1870; removed to Faribault in 1889, where he has since been 
instructor of music in tbe State School for the Blind, [70A.] 

HoLDES, William W., physician, b. in Saratoga county, N. Y., May 
15, 1853; was graduated at Keokuk Medical College, Iowa, in 1875; 
settled in Hokah, Minn., in 1877. [61.] 

HoLniKo, Randolph, farmer, b. in McHenry county. Ill, July 27, 1844; 
came to Minnesota in 1861; served in tbe Eighth Minnesota Regt. in 
the civil war; settled in Holding township, Steams county, in 1868, 
being the first white settler there. The township is named for him. 
In 1872 he was a representative in the legislature. [31.] 

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Crow Wing, Minn., June 29, 186S. He was burl«d near Little Palls. 
At the time of the Indiaji outbreak, in 18G2, be refused to join the 
murderous Sious. [7; 94; 237 (GO).] 

Holes, Andkew, b. in Ithaca, N. Y., in 1836 d. in Moorhead, Minn., 
Aug. 16, 1903. He first visited Minnesota in 1857, and in 1871 settled 
in Moorhead and dealt in real estat-e; owned the towusite of Moor- 
head, and was interested in many financial enterprises there. [29; 
35; 237 (2S).] 

Holland, Geohce W., judge, b. in Franklin county, N. Y.; was grad- 
uated at the University of Wisconsin, 1868; was admitted to the bar 
in 1870; practiced law in Brainerd, Minn.; was attorney of Crow Wing 
county sixteen years; was judge of the Fifteenth judicial district, 18S9- 
1901. [25; 30; 31.] 

Holland, Joh^t, b. in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1813; d. in St. Paul, May 
24, 1878. He came to Minnesota in 1857; engaged in commission busi- 
ness and banking in St. Paul, dealt in real estate there, and owned a 
farm of several thousand acres in Washington county. [237 (1).] 

Holland, S. E., b. in Franklin county, N. Y.; settled on a farm near 
Zumbrota in 1S59; served in the army during the civil war; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1878-9. [29*; 30.] 

Holler, John A., miller, b. in Bedford, Ohio, in 1844; came to Min- 
nesota in 1860; served in the Eighth Minnesota Regt. in the civil 
war; settled in Monticello; was a representative in the legislature, 
1891-3. [30; 31.] 

HoLLer, Hen'by Whitcomb, civil engineer, b, in Pierrepont Manor, 
Jefferson county, N. Y., May 5, 1828; d. near Everett, Washington, 
about 1898. He was graduated at Norwich University, Vt., in 1849; 
came to Minnesota in 1856; edited the Chatfield Republican until 1861; 
was a state senator, 1859-61; and in the latter year was appointed 
receiver of the U. S. land office at Winnebago City, which position he 
held for eight years; was chief engineer of the Southern Minnesota 
railroad during its construction, 1865-74, and later was its general man- 
ager and superintendent; author of sev«ral boohs of poems and essays. 
[18*; 28, X; 34; 51; 165.] 

HoLLiKsnEAD, Edmund Rice, lawyer, b, in St. Paul, Feb. 4, 1855; d. 
in San Antonio, Texas, March 15, 1883. He was graduated at the Shat- 
tuck School, Faribault, in 1876; was admitted to the bar the nest 
year, [68; 94; 237 (1).] 

HoLLis^sHEAD, Mas. Ellen Rice, pioneer, b. in Waitsfield, Vt., in 
1826; d. in St. Paul, Nov. 25, 1904, She caiae to Mendota, Minn,; was 
married to William Hollinshead, and resided in St Paul, [237 (35).] 

HoLLiNSHEAD, WiLLiAM, lawyer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa., July, 1820; 
d. in St. Paul, Dec, 25, I860. He came to St, Paul in 1850, and the 
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Becker. He was admitted to the bar in New Jersey in 1841. [68; 69; 
94; 238 (Dec. 27, I860).] 

HoLLisTEK, Edwabd, pjoneer, ti. in New York, Kov. 27, 1832 ; settled 
in Warsaw, Rice county, Minn., in 1855; owned a farm and a store; 
served in the first Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; was a repre- 
sentative in the legislature in 1869-70. [70.1 

HoLtiSTEK, Lewis M., farmer, b. in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., Jan. 
22, 1849; came to Minnesota in 1867; resided at Morristown; was a 
representative in the legislature in 1897. [30; 7riA'.] 

HoLLiSTEB, Mii.EH, b. in Cattaraugus county, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1829; 
came to Faribault, Minn., in 1855; owned a farm, and engaged tn 
mercantile business and milling; was clerk of court of Rice county, 
1856-61; enlisted in the Eighth Minnesota Regt.. 1862, and later was 
captain in a colored regiment; was register of deeds, 1867-9. [70.] 

HOLusTEB, William L., physician, b. in Sharon, Schoharie county, 
N. Y., Jan. 9, 1837; was graduated at Albany medical college, 1861; 
came to Minnesota in 1867; resided in Austin; was a state senator in 
18S3, and a representative in the legislature in 1907. [30*; 65A; 111.] 

H(>li.ma;<n, Charles, Methodist clergyman, b. in Prussia, March 3, 
1822; was educated at the Moravian Missionary Institute in Berlin; 
came to the United States in 1844; Joined the German Methodist 
church, and engaged in missionary work in various states, being in 
Minnesota for several years after 185B; resigned from the ministry, 
on account of falling health, and resided In Morris, Minn., after 1879. 
[73.] 

Holm, A. G., Baptist clergyman, b. in Sw-eden; d. in Minnesota in 
1899. He came to the United States in 1886, and to Minnesota two 
years later; was pastor of the Swedish Baptist churches in Soudan, 
Duluth, Alexandria, St. Cloud, and Brainerd. [141.] 

Holm, Asprew, b. in Sweden in 1854; came to the United States tn 
1872, settling in Minnesota; resides in St. Paul, engaged in hotel busi- 
ness; was a representative in the legislature, 1899-1901. [30,] 

Holm, Elot P., florist, b. in Abyliolm, Sweden, Oct. 23, 1871; came 
with his brother to the United States in 1888; worked In a greenhouse 
In St. Paul, and later owned an extensive business th-ere. [ie9A*.] 

Holm, Pmeh H., b. in Sweden, Aiig. 27, 1862; came to the United 
States in 1883, settling in Marshall county, Minn.; owned a jewelry 
store in Warren; has been judge of probate since 1S96. [37,] 

HOLMAN, Frederick Opal, M. E. clergyman, b. in Center Sandwich, 
N. H., April 11, 1S57; d. in Minneapolis, June 11, 1897. He was grad- 
uated at Boston University in 1881; came to Minnesota, and was pas- 
tor in St. Paul and Minneapolis. [151*; 180 (June 16, 1897*); 238 
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HoLMAN, OscAB EucEXE, lawyer, b. in Allentown, Pa,, April 12, 1853; 
was graduated there, at Muhlenburg College, 187*; was admitted to 
the bar in 1ST6; came to Minnesota, settling !n St Paul in lS'i4 [34; 
25; 93; 93A; 137; 23S (Nov <t 1 81)9) 7 

HoLMBEBO, JoHs E build ng contraftoi h in Smaland Sweden Dec. 
17, 1850; came to the United States In 1S73 settling m Mmneapoli'!; 
was employed as a mason ten jeara and afterwaid engaged m con- 
tracting and building was a representative in tbe legislature 1^1"; 
was sheriif of Hennepin county 18«s f> [22* '0 169 ] 

HoLMBEBG, Natii 4-^ifi T farmer b in Ren^ iile Mmn Tuly 3-J, 
1878; was graduated fiom the Minne'iota Agricultural College l')02; 
resides in Renville was a repre&entatii e m the legislature 190" 11. 
[24; 30*.] 

Holmes, Ole 0., merchint b in Norway Dec 21 1S64 came to the 
United States in lb"l and to Minnesota m 1880 resides at "^lajton; 
was a representative in the legislature lSfl3 " auditor of Murray 
county, 1903-10; assistant postmastet of the legislature 1911 [24; 
30*.] 

Holmes, Elos G banker b in Madihon countv N T m 1S41; 
served in tie 26tli N Y Regt in the civil war came to Minnesota 
in 18fi5; settled in Detroit in 1872 ind was piesident of the First 
National Banlc there was a state senator 188"" •* [30 "6 1 

Holmes, H. W., miller b m Allegheny City Pa Jan 4 1S45 d. 
in Minneapolis, October 1^93 He came to Carver Minn m 18=p9; 
engaged in steamboat ng on the Mississippi and on the Red river; 
after 1876 owned and opeiated flouring mills in Minneapolis [168 
(Nov. 3, 1893').] 

Holmes, Raj.ph TV \i.no journalist b in Roscoe Minn Nov 1 1870; 
engaged in farming seiera! vears and then '.ettled at Pine Island, 
where he bought the Record in IdOl and has since published it [56 ] 

Holmes, Thomas Amkew b in Bergerstown Pa March 4 1804; 
d. in Culman, Ala., July 2 1888 He eatablished an Indian trading post 
in 1839 at I'ountain City and in 1''49 removed to Sauk Rapids was 
a member of the first territorial legislature; founded the towns of 
Shafeopee and Chaska in 1851. [32; 78; 103*; 114; 237 (49).] 

HoLMEH, Thomas Gcio-obd, farmer, b. in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 28, 
1836; settled in Albion, Wright county, Minn., in 1856; was captain 
of a scouting party during the Indian war; afterward engaged with 
his twin brother, Robert Seth, in keeping a hotel. [31.] 

Holmes, Willeah, b. in Marion, Ohio, July 22, 1812; d, Sept. 22, 
1873. He came to Minnesota in 1852, settling in Shakopee; engaged 
in mill building and farming; was the first settler in the town of 
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Hi>]..ii(iiifN, AxiiiiKiv Ar^irsT, journalist, b, in Sweden, Oct. 11, 1866; 
came to the United States in 1S93, settiing tn Minneapolis; engaged 
in misaioiiary worlt in northern Minnesota for the Swedish Baptist 
church two years; was pastor in Iowa, 1895-8; has since published the 
Baneret in Minneapolis. [169A.] 

HoLMSTRoM, Magni's, merchant, h. in Sweden in 1838; came to the 
United States in 1.86fl, settling in Minnesota; resided at Cokato; was 
a representative in the legislature, 1883-5 and 1889. [30; 31; ISS.] 

Hoi.STOX, Aknolii R„ lawyer, b. in Illinois. March 21, 18B8; came to 
Minnesota in 1881; was admitted to the bar the same year; practiced 
law in Delano and Cokato three years, fn Moorhead, 18S4-7, and Red 
Ijake Falls, 1887-91; then settled in Crookston; was county attorney 
ot Polk county. 1896-1900. [37.] 

Hoi.T, Ani'hew, iurist, b. in East Union, Carver county, Minn., May 
20, 1855; was graduated at the University of Minnesota, 1880; settled 
in Minneapolis in 1882; was municipal judge, 1894-1904; judge in the 
Fourth juaieial district, 1905-11; associate justice of the state supreme 
court. 1912. [24; 25; 30; 169,] 

Hoi.T, Ci(\mis A law\er b m Carver county, Minn,, Sept. 16, 1862; 
was graduated m law at the I niversity of Minnesota, 1890; practiced 
in Duluth removed In ItOl to Center City, where he was judge ot pro- 
bate of Chisago counts 19010b [38*; 169.] 

Holt, I\ek t pioneei b in Norway in 1848; came to the United 
States in l'*b8 and the next jear settled on a homestead in Grant 
county, Minn was one ol tlie organizers of Pelican Lake, the first 
townshii toimed m thp counts [57,] 

Hoi.T, P A b in Noiwav May 8, 1847; came to the United States 
in 1861; settled in New Richland, Waseca county, Minn,, in 1877, and 
later owned a lumber yard and manufactured doors, sash, and blinds. 
[75.] 

HoLTAs, Hans H,, farmer, b. in Norway, Dec. 14, 1820; came to the 
United States in 1845; settled in Wanamingo, Goodhue county, Minn,, 
in 1856; was a representative in the legislature in 1858. [54.] 

HoLTE, Halvor, physician, b. near Stayanger, Norway, July 11, 1857; 
catne to America with his parents in 1872; was graduated in medicine 
at the University of Minnesota, 1893; has since practiced in Crook- 
ston. [37".] 

HoLTEii, John, merchant, b. in Sundal, Norway, Sept. 18, 1849; came 
to the United States in 1872. and to Minnesota in 1879; settled at 
ti'ertile in 1887; has been a representative in the legislature since 
1907. [24; 25; 30*.] 

Hos.TERiiOFF, T. T., b. in Germany, May 3. 1804; d. in St. Paul, May 
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settled in St. Paul, where be coaducted a private scbool and founded 
the St. Paul Musical Society. [237 (1).J 

HoLTOEB, Olaf a., b. in Chrlstlania, Norway, Dec. 20, 1858; came 
with his parents to the United States in 1870, and to Minnesota the 
same year; settled In Hallocb la 1880; was clerk of the dietrict court 
of Kittson county. 1889-93. [35.] 

HoLioN, JoMS, pioneer, settled on the site of Red Rock, Washington 
county, Minn., in 1831; was Indian farmer under Agent Taliaferro; 
was connected with a Methodist mission there. He died in 1884. [41.1 

Hoi.Ton, Thbobobe, b. in Norway, July 3, 1850; came to the United 
States when three years old; settled at Lake Park, Minn., in 1871; 
was sh-eriff of Becker county four years; owned, a farm and dealt in 
farm machinery; was a representative in the legislature In 1878. [30.] 

HoLziKGEB, JoiiK MicHAEL, b. In Hachtel, Germany, May 14, 1853; 
was graduated at OHyet College, Michigan, 1879; instructor in natural 
history. State Normal School, Winona, Minn., since 1882. [7A.] 

HoMM, John B., farmer, b. in Holland in 1846; came to the United 
States in 1849; served in the 147th N. Y. Regt. in the civil war; set- 
tled in Minnesota in 1876; resided at Deer Creek; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature in 1889, and a state senator, 1891-3. [30; 37.] 

Hose, Davji), pioneer, b. in Ots^o county, N. Y., Sept. 5, 1808; d. 
in Hastings, Minn., July 11, 1887. He came to Minnesota in 1S39; 
engaged in farming on Gray Cloud island, 1840-3; built the Union 
House at Point Douglas, 1843, the first frame house in the state; re- 
sided in Hastings after 1871. [32; 41; 48; 237 (1).] 

HosNER, J. S. G., b, in New York in 1831; came to Minnesota in 
1856, and to Redwood county in 1864; was the first register of deeds 
in that county, and was a representative in the legislature in 1865 
and 1870, and a state senator in 1872; resided in the town of Hon- 
ner, which was named for him. [30; 32.] 

Hook, Hekry, b. in Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 22, 1822; came to the 
United States in 1853, and to Minnesota three years later; settled in 
Mantorville in 1864; engaged in building, and owned a stone quarry. 
[49.] 

HooKEE, PREriEEicK, judge, b. In Chautauqua county, N, Y., April 14, 
1845; d. in Minneapolis, Sept. 11, 1893. He came to Minnesota in 
1876; resided in Minneapolis; was judge in the Fourth judicial dis- 
trict, 1889-93. [30; 84; 238 (Sept. 12, 1893*).] 

Hoover, Robebt, Methodist clergyman and physician, b. in Pennsyl- 
vania in 1828; d. in California, July 6, 1891. He was graduated at 
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.; came to Minnesota in 1856; re- 
sided in Paynesville after 1862. [31; 150.] 

Hope, Harry C, b. in Rockford, 111., June 19, 1S50; d. in St. Paul, 
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of telegraphs and signals of the Omaha railroad after 1S80, residing 
in St. Paul. [237 (56).l 

Hopkins, Ai.BfSiT H., pioneer, b. in Foster, R. I., in 1837; d. In Excel- 
sior, Minn., Nov. 8, 1905. He came to Minnesota in 1854. and set- 
tled in Eicelsior ia 1859. He was a carpenter and millwright, and 
during the civil war served in the Ninth Minnesota Regt. [237 {39*).] 

HoPKiKS, Dasikl, pioneer, b. in New Hampshire in 1787; d. on a 
journey from St. Louis to St. Paul, June 13, 1852. He settled at Red 
Rock, Minn., in 1842; removed to St Paul in 1847 where he engaged 
in mercantile business. [ 8 IV 4 ] 

HoPKi?:s, Damel C, law b i Gb n t d na, in 1858; 

came to Minnesota in 1869 wa g ad a d i law a th I niversity of 
Michigan, 1881; settled in Mad 1 w a p ta i n the legis- 

lature in 1893. [30.] 

Hopkins, Fkank, lawyer b n R n 11 nty Minn Nov. 7, 1877; 

was graduated in law at th« Uni t f Minn ta, 1903; has since 
practiced in Fairfax; a rep ntat e i th 1 g lat 911. [30*.] 

Hopkins, H. B., b. in G n N "i J 117 was gradu- 

ated in law at Albany University, 1S64; settled in Morristown, Rice 
county, Minn,, 1867; engaged in farming, lumbering, and mercantile 
business; was a representative in the legislature, 187S-5. [30.] 

Hopkins, Habiey H., b. in 1824; d. in Minneapolis, Feb. 19, 1882, 
He came to Hennepin county, Minn., in 1855; engaged In farming, and 
was postmaster at Hopkins station, which was named for him. [60*; 
237 (1).] 

Hopkins, J. B,, b .in St. Lawrence county, N, T., in 1837; studied law 
at the State University, Altiany; came to Minnesota in 1S67; settled 
in Morristown; manufactured lumber and shingles; was a represent- 
ative in the legislature, 1873-5. [30; 70.] 

HoPKi:as, Robebt, Presbyterian missionary to the Sious, b. in Brown 
county, Ohio, May 23, 1816; was drowned while bathing at Traverse 
des Sioux, Minn., July 4, 1851. He was educated at South Hanover 
College, Ind.; came to Minnesota for mission work, 1843; and in 1848 
was ordained by the Dakota Presbytery. [28, 111.] 

Hoppin, EnwAHn S,, farmer, b. in Milwaukee, Wis,, in 1842; came to 
Minnesota in 1860; settled at Pleasant Valley, Mower county; was a 
representative In the legislature, 1887-9. [30.] 

HoBN, Hbnby John, lawyer, b. in Philadelphia, Pa,, March 25, 1821; 
d. in St. Paul. March 20, 1902. He came to St. Paul in 1855, and built 
up an extensive practice; was city attorney, 1857-GO, and county attor- 
ney. 1864-e. [18; 20*; B8; 93*; 94; 98*; 131A*; 137; 237 (19*); 238 
(Aug. 6, 1897. and Nov. 9, 1899).] 

Horn, Henry J., b. in St. Paul, in 1864, and resided there; was grad- 
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railway service; was general manager of the Northern Pacific railway, 
1904-10; removed In 1910 to Hartford, Conn. UT; 24.] 

HoRNECE, Samuel N., merchant, b. in Ireiand, Nov. 13, 182G; came 
to the United States in 1S49; settled in Detroit, Minn., in 1873; en- 
gaged in mercantile business, and was postmaster after 1885. [35.] 

Hosit, A. E., pioneer lumberman, b. in Waterford, Maine, In 1838; 
d. in Minneapolis. Sept. 23, 1908. He served in the civil war; came 
to Minnesota and settled in Minneapolis, where lie was a member of 
influenUal lumber 5rms. [167 (Sept. 18, 1908); 237 (53*).] 

HojtsT, Charles IjOuis, hardware merchant, b. in Pittsburg, Pa., 
March 10, 1853; came with hie parents to St. Paul in 1863; was city 
treasurer, 1896-99. [95*; 238 (Nov. 9, 1899).] 

HoRTON, Charles, lumberman, b. in Niles, N. Y., March 31, 1836; 
came to Minnesota, settling at Winona in 1858; founded the Empire 
Lumber Co. in 1860, of which he is president; [23; 24; 167 (Dec. 28, 
1900*). 1 

HoBTOTi, HiLEB HosMER, lawyer, b. in Washington county, Wis., June 
13, 1857; d. in Bahama Islands, April 7, 1906. He was educated at 
Washington TIniversity, St Louis; settled in St. Paul in 1878; was a 
representative in the legislature, 1893, and was a state senator, 1899- 
1905. [30; 93; 98»; 100; 337 {39*).] 

HoRTON, HiUAM TjaiBY, b. in Norway, N. Y„ April 27, 1811; d. in 
Chicago, Jan. 7, 1906. He came to Minnesota in 1856, and two years 
later settled in Rochester, where he engaged in the real estate busi- 
ness. [23*; 237 (39).] 

HoBTOs, Thomas H., farmer, b. In Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1859; 
came to Minnesota in 1873; resides at North Branch, Isanti county; 
was a representative in the legislature In 1907-09. [25; 30*,] 

HoBiTET, Julius, b. in Baraboo, Wis., April 24, 1863; was graduated 
at the University of Wisconsin, 1886; came to Minnesota, and taught 
in Red Lake Falls, 1889-91, and Minneapolis, 1892-1900; chemist of 
the State Dairy and Food Commission since 1900, residing in Minne- 
apolis. [7A.] 

HosMEB, HoBEKT N., farmer, b. in Southwick, Mass., Jan. 30, IS33; 
d. in Farmington, Minn., Feb. 26, 1909. He came to Minnesota in 1853; 
served in the Fourth Minnesota Regt. in the civil war, attaining the 
rank of captain; owned a farm in Mower county; resided in Farm- 
ington after 1895. [237 (51).] 

HosMER, J. W., b. in Genesee county, N. Y., May 19, 1824; owned a 
half interest in the townsite of Janesville, Waseca county, Minn., 
1856, and built a sawmill there. [75.] 

HosMKB, James Ke:ni>ali., b, in Northlield, Mass., Jan. 29, 1834; was 
graduated at Harvard CoUege, 1855; served In the 52d Mass. Regt. in 
tile civil war; was professor in Antioch College, 1866-72, in the Uni- 



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versity of Missouri, 1872-4, and in Washington University, St. Louis, 
1874-92; was librarian of the Minneapolis public library, 1892-1904; 
author of several boohs, including "The Life of Young Sir Henry 
Vane," "Samuel Adams," "The History of the Louisiana Purchase," 
"A Short History of the Misslasippi Valley." etc. [3*; 4; 17; S4; 85A; 
237 (23*).] 

HosPES, AnoLPHiTs C, b. in Greene county, Mo., in 1842; came with 
his parents to Stillwater, Minn., in 1854; served in the First Minne- 
sota Regt. in the civH war; engaged in mercantile business, and after 
1880 was treasurer and secretary of the St. Crois Boom Corporation. 
[40.] 

HosPES, Bksest LoiTia, lumberman, b. in Ash Grove, Mo., Dec. 26, 
1845; came to Minnesota in 1854 with his parents, who settled at Still- 
water; was a state senator in 1899-1901; president of th^ Stillwater 
Gas and Electric Co. [24; 25; 30,1 

HospBs, Louis, banker, b. in Germany, Feb. S, 1809; d, April 9, 1888. 
He came to the United States in 1832 ; settled in Stillwater, Minn., in 
1854; engaged in lumber business, and after 1865 in banking; was 
president of the First National Bank. [40; 41*; 42*.] 

HosTETTRB, Manasseh S., miller, b. in Zanesville, Obio, in 1840; came 
with his parents to Pine Island, Minn., in 1854; served in the Eighth 
Minnesota Regt. in the civil war; built a mill in Wabasha in 1872, and 
five years later purchased a mill near Zumbro Falls. [74.] 

HoTALi.NO, Herbebt CLEVELAND, joumallst, b, in Mankato, Minn., Aug. 
5, 1865; since 1888 editor of the Mapleton Enterprise. [45; 46.] 

HoTCHKiss, WiLT-iAM A., Joumalist, b. in Whitehall, N. Y.; served in 
the Mexican war; cam:e to Minnesota in 1854; published in Minne- 
apolis the Northwestern Democrat, the first newspaper printed west 
of the Mississippi in the territory. In 1862 he organized a battery of 
which he was captain; had command of the artillery defenses at Chat- 
tanooga. Afterward he published the Fillmore County Republican. 
[29* 115 ] 

Hoi,rii James S pioneer b m Windham N 'i March 23, 1831; d. 
in St Paul Feb 7 19U He came to Minnesota in 1850, settling in 
ht Paul and latei engaged m farming neai this city. [93A.] 

HjliiH Shebwood 1 m Montgomery counts N Y„ .Tune 27, 1B37; 
d in St Paul March " 1S93 He came to ht Paul in 1851, and was 
the first city clerk lb54 was elected register of deeds in 1859, and 
was clerk of the supieme louit 1166 "5 later owned a book and sta- 
tionery store [68 94 124] 

HotGHMABTEE, Geoboe, b. lu Lowville, N. Y., May 29, 1846; settled 
in Redwood Falls In 1886, where he engaged In real estate, abstract, 
and loaning business. [92*.] 

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1828; d. In Minneapolis, Nov. 5, 1902. He setUed on a farm in Sher- 
burne county, Minn., in 1848; later owned ateamboata on tie Minne- 
sota and MisaisBippi rivers. £237 (28*). ] 

Houghton, JAStES Gilbbet, b. in Waterford, Maine, Marcb 14, 1855; 
settled in Minneapolis In 1880, and engaged in the carpenter trade; 
has been city building inspector since 1894. [2fi*; 86A.] 

HOUK, Wedliam F., printer, b. In Dearborn, Mich., March 16, ISSl; 
came to Minneapolis in 1887, and was employed on the Tribune, 1888- 
1910; was appointed state commissioner of labor, 1911. [30*; 337 
(63*).] 

HoTJLiwN', DwiGHT R., b. In Houlton, Maine, Nov. 10, 1847; served in 
the Northern army in the civil war; settled at Elk River, Minn., in 
IS 6 5, where he engaged in lumbering and was superintendent of saw 
mills. [31.] 

HouEioN, HoEATio, merchant, b. in Houlton, Maine, Aug. 19, 1834; 
settled as a farmer in Monticello, 1855; removed in 1864 to Elk River, 
and there engaged in general mercantile business and lumber man- 
ufacturing. [18; 31.] 

Houlton, Wiujam Henry, manufacturer, b. in Houlton, Maine, March 
29, 1840; came to Monticello, Minn., in 1856; served in the Eighth Min- 
nesota Regl., 1862-5; entered partnership with his brother Horatio at 
Elk River in 1866, and has since engaged in mercantile business, man- 
ufacturing lumber and flour, banking, and farming; was a state sen- 
ator in 1878 and 1883-5; was superintendent of the State Reformatory, 
1896-1900. [18; 24; 25; 30; 31.] 

House, David, b. in New York, Sept. 4, 1824; came to Union, Hous- 
ton county, Minn., in 1853, being the first settler there; removed to 
Hokah in 1870, and opened a drug store and a grocery. [61.] 

House, Joshua Manning, pioneer, b. in Canada, June 28, 1814; came 
to Minnesota in 1854, settling in St. Paul; engaged in trading, and 
some years later owned a store near Winnipeg; was extensively en- 
gaged in the fur trade. [60.] 

Hove, Elling 0„ educator, b. near Northwood, Iowa, 1863; was grad- 
uated at Luther College, Deeorah, Iowa, 1884, and Concordia Seminary, 
St. liouls, Mo., 1887; vfas pastor in Deeorah, 1891-93, and at Mankato, 
Minn., 1894-1901; since 1901 professor of theology in Luther Seminary, 
Hamllne, Minn. [148.] 

HOVET, HoHACE Carteb, Congregational clergyman, b. at Rob Roy, 
Ind., Jan. 28, 1833; was graduated at Wabash College, 1853, and Lane 
Theological Seminary, 1857; was pastor In several states, being in 
Minneapolis, 1883-7; author of many books and articles on caves; re- 
sides in Newburyport, Mass. [7A; 17.1 

How, DAVin Lknnox, banker, b. In Elbridge, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1835; 
settled in Shakopee, Minn., in 1857; opened a drug store, and later 
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How, Jarei>, lawyer, b. in Haverhill, Mass., Dec. 9, IS57; was grad- 
uated at Harvard University, 1881; settled at St. Paul in 1883, and 
was admitted to the bat in 1885; member of the firm of How, Butler, 
and Mitchell. [23; 24; 3&; 93; 93A; 137.] 

HowABD, A. F., jouraalist, b. ia Lavelle, Wis., Aug. 4, 1861; came to 
Minnesota in 1865 with his father; settled in Wells in 1890, and pur- 
chased the Advocate, [39; 238 (Jan. 2, 1894*).] 

Howard, Abthub F., lumberman, b. in Brownville, Maine, in 1847; 
settled in Princeton, Minn., in 1865; was sheriff of Mille Lacs county 
three terms. [31.] 

Howabd, H. C, pioneer, b. in Winthiop, Me., Aug. 19, 1833; d. at 
Lake Crystal, Minn., March 8, 1903. He came to Minnesota in 1856, 
and settled on a farm at Loon Lake, Blue Earth county; in 1860 re- 
moved to Lake Crystal; was assistant State Dairy Commissioner, 
1884-B; was general agent for the Peering Harvester Co., ten years. 
[45*; 237 (28).] 

Howard, John R., b. in Winthrop, Maine, Sept. 6, 1840; came to 
Mtnnfesota In 1859; sewed in the Second Minnesota cavalry, 1863-5; 
resided In Sauk Center; was assistant clerk of the legislature in 18T7, 
and chief clerk, 1881-87; was a representative in the legislature in 
1907. [30*.] 

Howard, JacobM., b. in Detroit, Mich., July 16, 1842; served in the 
24th Michigan Regt. in the civil war, attaining the rank of lieutenant 
colonel; came to Meeker county, Minn., in 1867; owned a farm In 
Greenleaf; was the first president of the Woolen Mills Company in 
Litchfield, and in 1880 built the Howard hotel there. [65.] 

Howard, Stephen Benmett, lawyer, b. in Floyd county, Iowa, April 
16, 1856; was graduated at the Iowa University in 1883; settled in 
Minneapolis the next year; was admitted to the bar in 18S5; was a 
representative In the legislature in 1893, and a state senator, 1895-7. 
[27*; 30; 90*.] 

Howard, Thomas, b. in Ireland In 1834; came to the United States 
In 1848, and to St. Paul in 1853; was municipal judge, 1869-72; later 
was clerk in the office of the register of deeds for Ramsey county. 
[94.] 

Howe, Ansa L., missionary, b. in Le Roy, Minn.; was graduated at 
Albert Lea College; went as a missionary of the Presbyterian church 
to China in 1896. [178 {Nov. 11, 1897*).] 

Howe, F. B., b. in Racine county. Wis,, Jan. IS, 1846; settled in Red 
Wing, Minn., In 1865, where he owned the Red Wing Mills. [54.] 

Howk, H. S., b, in Vermont In 1833; came to Minnesota in 1860; 
served in the Second Minnesota cavalry in the civil war; settled in 
Mankato; was a representative in the legislature in 1873. [30.] 
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1S21; came to Hennepin county, Minn., in 1854; buiit the second house 
in Plymouth township; served in the Eleventh Minnesota Regt, in the 
civil war; was a representative in the legislature in 1865. [58; 60.] 

Howe, O. H., tarmer, b. in Christlania, Norway, Feb. 7, 1837; came 
to the "United Statps In 1853; served in the 49tli Wisconsin Regt. in 
the civil war; settled in Watonwan county, Minn., in 1866; was a state 
senator in 1873, and sergeant-at-arms In the house of representatives 
the next year; resided in St. James after 1889. [39.] 

Howe, Thomas Jeffebsos, manufacturer and inventor, b. in Pinek- 
ney, N. Y., Jan. 15, 1827; d. Aug. 27, 1908. He settled at Owatonna, 
Minn., in. 1865, where he manufactured farm and dairy machiaery, 
taking out fourteen U. S. patents. [24; 70A»; 72.] 

Howe, William M., b. in St. Lawrence county, N. Y.; settled in 
Austin, Minn.; was register of deeds for Mower county, 1874-80; 
opened a real estate and loaning office in Austin in 1881. [79.] 

Howell, David R., b.in Cambria, Wis., Feb. 2S, 1856; settled in Min- 
neapolis in 1879, where he engaged in the manufacture and sale of 
farm machinery. [171*.] 

Howell, Jesse Lawresce, Presbyterian clergyman, b. in Easton, Pa., 
Oct. 8, 1826; d. in Bloomington, Minn., May i, 1875. He was grad- 
uated at Lafayette College in 1847, and the next year entered Prince- 
ton Seminary; was ordained to the ministry in 1853; came to Minne- 
sota in 1860; was pastor in Stillwater, Chatfleld, Lalte City, and 
Bloomington. (153.] 

Howell, Robert R., b. March 6, 1854; settled in Minneapolis in 1S79; 
invented several improvements in machines, and engaged with his 
brother in their manufacture and sale. [171*.] 

HowEKSTiNE, William C, pioneer, b. near Chambersburg, Pa., in 
1828; settled on Minnesota Point, near Duluth, in 1853. He located 
many iron mines; and had charge of the work of opening the Duluth 
and Vermilion road in the early 70's. [237 (32*).] 

Howes, Thomas, farmer, h. in England in 1823; came to the United 
States in 1850, and to Minnesota three years later; settled In Hast- 
ings; was a representative in the legislature, 1877. [30.] 

HoxsiE, John B., b. in Marengo, Mich., JVIay 4, 1839; d. in St. Paul, . 
Jan. 29, 1903. He came to St. Paul in 1871; engaged in the wholesale 
fruit and produce business, [237 (28*). ] 

Hot, Michael, b. in King's county, Ireland, in 1834; d, in Minne- 
apolis, March 20, 1895, He came to the United States in 1850, and set- 
tled in St, Anthony, Minn., five years later; served in the Tenth Min- 
nesota R«gt., 1862-5, attaining the rank of captain; was city marshal, 
1867-70. [S8M 

HoTT, Benjamin F., pioneer and preacher, b. in Norwalk, Conn., 
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1848; liealt largely in real estate; acted as local preacher in the M. E, 
denomination, being the first Protestant minister in this city. Oak- 
land cemetery was projected by him. and Hamiine University was 
greatly aided by his generosity and his work. [28, IV; 41; 94; I66A*; 
237 (1. 15*).] 

HoYT, Charles G., miller, b, in Portland, Maine, Aug. 15, 1S47; came 
to Minneapolis in 1854; had charge of the Pillsbury A mill after 1880, 
[168 (Holiday number, 18S4-5').] 

HoYT, Frederick Wili.ism, b. in Orleans county, N. Y., June 1, 1841; 
d. in Red Wing, Minn., July 13, 1892. He came to Minnesota in 1856; 
was admitted to the bar in 1865; settled in Red Wing; was president 
ot the Duiuth, Red Wing and Southern railroad; was connected with 
two banks, and with many other financial enterprises in Goodhue 
county; was a r-epresentative in the legislature in 1881 and 1889. 
L21»; 30; 54; 130*; 180 (Aug. 17, 1892).] 

HovT, Henry F., physician, b. in St, Paul in 1855; was graduated 
at Columbia Medical Colle