MILLERVILLE TOWNSHIP
Compiled and written by Ginny Swartz



Millerville Township was established 23 November 1867 by the board of county commissioners in answer to a petition signed by sixteen legal votes from congressional Township 130, Range 39. The first meeting was to be held the home of John Miller, one of the early and prominent settlers, for whom the township was named. Charles Debetzen, who died in St. Cloud, MN in 1906, was one of the early settlers in Millerville Township. He and his family moved to Minnesota from Pennsylvania in 1868, settling in Douglas County. At the time of his death, he had 29 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. Peter Boeson donated land for School District #56

According to records located in the Recorder's Office at the Douglas County courthouse, the following individuals were the first owners who received a patent from the U.S. Government on land in Millerville Township. The year noted is the year the patent was recorded; often the individuals had been on the land one or two years prior to recording the patent.

Nicholas Langshausen - Section 1, 1869
August Keplien - Section 2, 1870
Lorenz Goldstein - Section 3, 1885
Christian Trager - Section 4, 1871
Peter Boesco - Section 5, 1872
Ignatz Kroll - Section 6, 1876
John Schwartz - Section 7, 1871
Andrew Bader - Section 8, 1872
Aaron & Zeruah Dewey, Christian Blatt - Section 9, 1871
Charles DeBilson- Section 10, 1871
Bernhard Nuss - Section 11, 1873
John Woyda and Adam Peffer- Section 12, 1873
Anton R. Cichy - Section 13, 1872
Mathias Portz, Peter Lorsung, & Catherine Miller - Section 14, 1872
Mathias Wunch & Frank Webeeer- Section 15, 1871
MathiasKotschevar & Ludwig Markling - Section 16, 1876
Andrew Bader - Section 17, 1874
Hans G. von Stackhause - Section 18, 1870
Peter Uhde - Section 19, 1873
Olof Landin & John F. Buse - Section 20, 1873
Nicholas Hockert - Section 21, 1874
John Schafter - Section 22, 1868
John Flesch, John Hockert, & John Lorsung - Section 23, 1873
August and Mathias Wilm - Section 24, 1869
Joseph Goetz & Peter Behus - Section 25, 1872
George Wagner, Joseph Goetz & Warner Hayhurst - Section 26, 1873
William Ames, Joseph Wagner & Henry Kruger - Section 27, 1873
Andrew J. Arnes & Peter Hanson - Section 28, 1871
Magnus Johnson - Section 29, 1871
Joseph Wagner - Section 30, 1871
Ferje O. Bakken - Section 31, 1884
Fred VonBaumbach - Section 32, 1870
Andrew J. Goodwin & John Sutter - Section 33, 1873
Henry McKibben, Peter Hockert, & Martin Buse - Section 34, 1873
Joseh Zwack - Section 35, 1884
George Oechsnen - Section 36, 1886

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