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Fillmore County Republican: Excerpts from the weekly newspaper edited by William A. Hotchkiss (published on Fridays), Vol 11, Nov 1871- Oct 1872; from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, MN. Submitted by Mary Ferm Dec 2002.

Married: in Preston Oct 28, 1871, Mr. H.R.E. Longfield of Olmstead Co, MN to Miss Lulu V. Spencer of Pilot Mound, Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 3, 1871, Vol 11, No 1, p 3]

Died: In the town of Canton, Oct 25, 1871, of heart disease, Mrs. Catherine Cooley, aged 39 years, after 2 weeks illness. Mrs. Cooley was buried just 5 weeks after her son. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 3, 1871, Vol 11, No 1, p 3]

Married: 31 Oct, 1871, in Newburg, Fillmore County, Mr. Allen Wilson to Miss Mary H. Clark, both of Newburg. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 10, 1871, Vol 11, No 2, p 3]

Married: in Preston Nov 11, 1871, Mr. Halver H. Lovala to Miss Andrina Toilefson, both of Harmony. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 17, 1871, Vol 11, No 3, p 3, col 2]

Died: in Washington, Oct 16, 1871 of typhoid fever, Zachariah Ferris, 26 years, 9 months, 25 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 17, 1871, Vol 11, No 3, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, in Fillmore, on 15 Nov, 1871, Mr. O. L. Whitney of Belvidere, Illinois, to Miss A.M. Riley of Fillmore, Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Nov 24, 1871, Vol 11, No 4, p 3]

Miss M. Anna Reeve is agent for a new work entitled "Swiss Family Robinson" and is canvassing in this county. The work is a good one. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Dec, 1871, Vol 11, No 5, p 3, col 1]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, in the town of Forestville, on the 24th Dec 1871, Hon. Jesse H. Soule of Washington County, MN to Miss Rachel A. Michener of Fillmore County, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Dec 29, 1871, Vol 11, No 9, p 3, col 1]

Married: at Preston on the 2nd day of January, 1872, by Hon. H.S. Bassett, Mr. Nicely O. Bassett to Miss Caroline Hanson, both of Fountain, Fillmore County, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Jan 5, 1872, Vol 11, No 10, p 3, col 3]

Died: at Preston, January 7, 1872, Everest Otis Hines, of malignant scarlet fever, aged 5 years, 4 months. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Jan 19, 1872, Vol 11, No 12, p 3, col 3]

Estray notice: came into the enclosed land of the subscriber living near the village of Granger in the town of Bristol, Fillmore County, one 5 year-old red cow with the ends of her horns broke, or sawed off, no other marks upon her. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take her away. Granger, Dec 28, 1871, A.B. Swartwood [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Jan 26, 1872, Vol 11, No 13, p 2, col 7]

Died: Preston, Jan 22, 1872, Clide A., son of Henry M. and Mary Seely, aged 1 year, 1 month, 10 days [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Feb 2, 1872, Vol 11, No 14, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, Feb 5, 1872, Mr. Charles F. Stork, of Harmony, to Miss Elizabeth Wagner, of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Feb 9, 1872, Vol 11, No 15, p 2, col 2]

Married: Preston, Feb 20, 1872, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Howard V. Boice to Miss Mary Milne, both of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Feb 23, 1872, Vol 11, No 17, p 3, col 3]

Died: in Forestville, Feb 16, 1872, of scarlet fever, Milly C., daughter of Augustine and Jane Gould, aged 1 year, 3 months, 16 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Feb 23, 1872, Vol 11, No 17, p 3, col 3]

Married: in Owatonna, Feb 20, 1872, by Rev. Mr. Bell, Capt. A.H. Stevens and Miss Celia DeGroodt, both of Spring Valley...Than Captain Stevens no better intentioned young man resides in the county. He was a good soldier, has a noble heart and has given it away in a manly and becoming manner. His bride is his equal in all those attributes which adorn all social intercourse. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 2]

Died: in Preston, Feb 25, 1872, Fannie A., daughter of C.H. and S.C. Conkey, aged 10 months, 9 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 2]

Died: in Chicago, Feb 14, 1872 at the residence of her son-in-law, O.A. Smith, Mary, wife of Patrick Johnson, formerly of Whitehall, NY, aged 88 years. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 2]

Died: in Waukokee, Feb 26, 1872, DeWitt Stevens, of lung fever, aged 22 years. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 2]

County of Fillmore Probate Court: hearing on the granting of license to Peter Young, administrator of the will of Martin Young, to sell real estate to pay debts of the estate. To be held 6 Apr, 1872. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

County of Fillmore Probate Court: M.C. St. John, administrator of the estate of Calvin Hoag, petitions to sell the east 7 acres of the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 32, town 101, range 10 to pay debts of the estate. Hearing to be held 6 Apr, 1872. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Dr H.E. Lyon, surgeon, dentist, of Chatfield, will visit Preston Jan 5th and June 1st of each year. Has had sixteen years practice. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Watson & Eldred, surgeon dentist, Decorah, Iowa, makes professional visits to Preston, MN, the 1st of January and June each year. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Estray notice: the 4th of Feb, 1862 [sic], I George W. Woodard of Fillmore, Fillmore Co, MN, found on my enclosed lands an estray cow, light red, with line back, white belly, both horns broken off, and white star in the forehead. About 12 years old, and no one has claimed such estray and paid the reasonable charges. 4 Feb, 1872, Fillmore, Geo. W. Woodard. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Mrs. Flower who has for the last six months devotedly discharged the duties of Matron of the Soldiers' Orphans Home, says the Winona "Republican", has been compelled to give up the position in consequence of ill health. She will be succeeded by Mrs. Kempton, formerly of New Bedford, Massachusetts. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 1]

*The terrible storm of Feb 12, entailed loss of life and suffering in Murray County, as elsewhere. Among those who perished was Gustavus Johnson and his son, Mr. Williams, Mr. Taylor, James Ross, one of the Ebersoll boys, and James Robinson (a half breed.) Young Taylor was one of the survivors of a company of soldiers nearly all of whom froze to death in the northern part of the State a few years ago. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 8, 1872, Vol 11, No 19, p 3, col 2]

Probate Office, Preston, March 1st, 1872: application by Sextus H. Lloyd, for the will of Amy H. Lloyd, deceased, to be proven and admitted to Probate. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Probate Office, Preston, March 5th, 1872: application by N.P. Colburn, for the will of David R. Smith, deceased, to be proven and admitted to Probate. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Probate Court, Fillmore County: hearing set for 5th April, 1872, on petition by Myranda Underwood, widow of deceased Phineas Underwood, that the administration of the estate be committed to Daniel N. Fairbanks. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Mortgage Sale: Claim due for $270 on the mortgage executed and delivered by Lydia E. Brewster to Washington Perrin dated 20 July, 1865; mortgage will be foreclosed by a sale of the lands, at public vendue, at the office of J.Q. and J.D. Farmer, in Spring Valley, 27 April, 1872. Land described as follows: the west half of the south west quarter of section three, and the north half of the south east quarter of section four, in township 104, north of range number 13, west. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Advertisement: Delos L. Ayer, Daguerrean Artist, Preston, MN, has resumed the business of taking pictures at his old stand opposite Conkey Brothers Store. Also he has opened a Gallery in Lanesboro, and assisted by Mr. Perkins, will continue to take pictures in the best syle know to the art cheaper than has ever been done in either place. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 1, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Freezing of Two Women: Near Bird Island, Renville Co, sisters of the St. Dennis brothers. One was unmarried, living with her sister, a Mrs. Maloney. They left two children ages 2 and 4 on the bed to go look after the stock, and never returned. The husband had left for Willmar Monday morning and returned Wednesday morning. The children were left in the cold with only bread. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 15, 1872, Vol 11, No 20, p 2, col 3]

Married: at the bride's residence in St. Anthony, Feb 29, 1872, Mr.

Albert M. Alden of Spring Valley and Mrs. Hattie E. Pardee of St. Anthony. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 15, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Married: at the residence of L.D. Newell in Prescott, Wisconsin, Wednesday Feb 23, 1872, Mr. Atilla M. Hutchinson, editor of the "Western Progress", of Spring Valley, MN, and Miss Libbie P. Otis of Emporia, Kansas. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 15, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Married: in Preston, Mar 9, 1872, Mr. Hermann C. Rue to Miss Anne Catharine Thompson, both of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Mar 15, 1872, Vol 11, No 18, p 3, col 3]

Last Friday morning, just before Major G.H. Otis took the stage for Decorah, Iowa, where he has gone as associate editor and proprietor of "Republican St. Press", a few of his intimate friends surprised him with the presentation of substantial tokens of their regards. The occurrence will linger in h is memory as one of the pleasant incidents in his life. We wish him prosperity in his new field of labor. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, April 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 23, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, April 9, 1872, by Rev. Mr. Steiner, Mr. D.J. Egleston of Fillmore County and Miss Mary Steiner of Alma City, MN...Another good fellow has committed the noble act of supplying himself with an extra rib.." [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, April 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 23, p 3, col 3]

Probate court notice: in the matter of the guardianship of Etison J, Ida May, Alfretta and Julia M Gould, minors; petition of J.E. Gould to sell real estate to be heard on 27 April, 1872. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, April 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 23, p 3, col 3]

Married: 27 March, 1872 at the residence of the bride's father, Miss S. Wrightman, of Walnut Grove, to Mr. L.H. Schweitzer, of Springfield, Massachusetts. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, April 26, 1872, Vol 11, No 26, p 3, col 3]

Republican County Convention at Preston, caucus determined the following named persons were entitled to seats as delegates for Preston to the Republican County Convention: N.P. Colburn, H.C. Gullickson, A. Howell, W.A. Hotchkiss, O.A. Case, Berge Olson. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 10, 1872, Vol 11, No 28, p 3, col 2]

Married: May 9, 1872, Christian L. Nargard and Mary Anderson, both of this county. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 10, 1872, Vol 11, No 28, p 3, col 2]

Died: of an eruption of a blood vessel, at his residence in the town of Carrolton, Rev. Eli Engle, 11 May 1872, aged 54 years, 9 months, 16 days. He was born in Alleghany Co, Maryland 25 Sept. 1817, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church at a camp meeting at Western Port, Maryland. His citizenship for the last 9 years in this place was Republican. He leaves a wife and 8 children to mourn him. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 17, 1872, Vol 11, No 29, p 3]

Died: in Carimona, 23 May, 1872, of scarlet fever, at the residence of his grandfather, Edward McGown, Homer Case, aged 6 years, 23 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 24, 1872, Vol 11, No 30, p 3, col 2]

An endorsement of Mr. M.H. Dunnell: the only objection we have heard is that he appointed two Norwegians as assessor and mail agents on the railroad. The first [ Capt. Grinauger of Albert Lea] was a brave commander of a company in Col. Hague's 15th Wisconsin Scandanavian Regiment, which was assigned to duty in the same division in which we [the editor, W.A. Hotchkiss] had the honor to serve against the Rebellion. For 3 years we knew him in the army where he earned the recognition of all good American citizens. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 31, 1872, Vol 11, No 31, p 2]

Caution: To Whom It May Concern: My wife, Hannah Bagley, having left my bed and board, in the town of Newburg, Fillmore County, MN, on or about the 23rd of May, 1872, without just cause of provocation, the public are hereby cautioned against trusting or harbering her at my expense, as I will not pay any bills or debts of her contracting. Newburg, MN, May 29, 1872, Milton Bagley. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 31, 1872, Vol 11, No 31, p 3, col 2]

Guardianship: of John Michaelson and Han Andrew Michaelson, minors. Holvor Olson, guardian, asks license to sell their real estate in Fillmore County 8 July, 1872. Fillmore County Probate. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 31, 1872, Vol 11, No 31, p 3, col 2]

Guardianship: In the matter of Mary A. Thompson and James M. Thompson, minors, petition of Mortimer Thompson, guardian, to sell real estate in Carrolton; 8 July 1872. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, May 31, 1872, Vol 11, No 31, p 3, col 3]

Died: at the residence of H.A. Billings, in Preston, Friday, May 31, 1872, of congestion of the lungs, H.J. Larsen aged 23 years, 7 months. The deceased was deputy clerk of the District Court in the office of H.A. Billings, Esq., for a year. He was buried by Preston Lodge No 36 A:F and A:M of whom he was a worthy officer and brother. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 7, 1872, Vol 11, No 32, p 3]

Died: in Spring Valley Monday morning, June 3, 1872, of consumption, George Dwight Wilder, aged 28 years. The burial was last Tuesday, funeral sermon by Elder Farnsworth.

[posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 7, 1872, Vol 11, No 32, p 3]

Died: in Preston, June 8, 1872, in the 66th year of her age, Mrs. Jane B. Price, wife of Mr. A.E. Price. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 14, 1872, Vol 11, No 33, p 3, col 3]

Wednesday evening at 8 PM, two prisoners confined in jail in this village escaped: Bagley (from Houston Co, charged with forgery) and Lorenzo Sharp (charged with the arson in Spring Valley of J.D. Farmer's barn, including horse and cow.) They cut through the bottom of the empty, out-of-repair water tank above the water closets...Sheriff Gullickson was away all Wednesday; they had time to cut through the tank and then the one inch-thick pine roof. They let down by the sheets of their beds to the ground. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 14, 1872, Vol 11, No 33, p 3, col 2]

Last Saturday, Sharp was captured near St. Charles, Winona County, and taken to Spring Valley by Sheriff Crippin. He escaped from the wagon 3 miles from Preston when the back seat he was sitting on fell off, and he was lost in the woods. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 21, 1872, Vol 11, No 34, p 3]

Married: at the residence of L.P. Hann, June 15, 1872, by J.N. Grayling, Esq., John C. Smith to Miss Mary E. Palmer, both of Forestville, Fillmore County, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 14, 1872, Vol 11, No 33, p 3, col 3]

Estray notice: taken up by the subscriber on Section 26, Beaver, Fillmore County, one bay horse, 3 years old. Richard Winslow, June 7, 1872. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, June 14, 1872, Vol 11, No 33, p 3, col 2]

Married: at the residence of the bride's father, on the 4th instant, Mr. Sylvester H. Perkins to Miss Barbara Wagner, both of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 37, p 3]

Married: at the residence of T.T. Vickerman, July 4, 1872, Mr. James Carnagia to Miss Jane Ann Vickerman, both of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 37, p 3]

Married: Preston, July 4, 1872, Mr. Martin Rice to Miss Alvida E. Dunn, both of Bristol, Fillmore County. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 37, p 3]

Married: Preston, July 10, 1872, Mr. Hendrick Tenhiebrink to Mrs. Bette Nagel, both of York, MN. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 12, 1872, Vol 11, No 37, p 3]

Delegates in attendance for the Owatonna District Congressional election: for Fillmore County: M. McLarty, O. Foss, J.D. Farmer, Dr. L. Miller, A.K. Hanson, M. Egleston, P. McCracken, B.A. Mann, W.A. Hotchkiss, C.H. Conkey, L.L. Humble. For Faribault: E.A. Hotchkiss [and others]. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, July 19, 1872, Vol 11, No 38, p 3, col 2]

Married: July 28, 1872, Mr. George W. Bateman and Miss Sarah Warren, both of this county. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 9, 1872, Vol 11, No 41, p 3, col 3]

Died: in the township of Fountain, Aug 13, 1872, Miss Elizabeth A. Watson, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Thomas Watson, aged 44 years, 6 months, 17 days. The immediate cause of death was an internal injury she received from a fall Monday August 3rd. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Preston. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Aug 16, 1872, Vol 11, No 41, p 3, col 3]

Killed: the 4th instant, a telegram was received from Chicago: W.S. Seeley, of Preston, was that day killed by falling from a building upon the erection of which he was an employee. He was over 60 years old and was buried in Maringo. His family reside in this place. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 6, 1872, Vol 11, No 45, p 3, col 1]

Died: in Preston, Aug 31, 1872, Fayette William, infant son of Joseph and C. Palmer, aged 3 months, 27 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 6, 1872, Vol 11, No 45, p 3, col 4]

Died: in Preston, Sept 4, 1872, of cholera infantum, Walder Clide, infant son of Rev. and Mrs. M.D. Terwilligar, aged 5 months, 1 week, 5 days. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 6, 1872, Vol 11, No 45, p 4, col 4]

Letter received from Chicago: Seeley was killed by a fall from the scaffold of an elevator, 40 feet high. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 13, 1872, Vol 11, No 46, p 3, col 1]

Died: at the home of his son, William P., in Preston, the 15th instant, Jonas Conkey, aged 77 years, 7 months, 13 days. He was born in Bridgeport, Vermont 31 January 1795. His childhood and manhood until 1844 were in Clinton Co, NY, after which he successively lived in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and since 1861 in Minnesota. In 1830 he was received into the First Presbyterian Church in Plattsburg, NY under the Rev. Moses Case. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 20, 1872, Vol 11, No 47, p 3, col 1]

Died: in Lenora, MN, Sept 20, 1872, of typhoid fever, Oscar H. Streeter, aged 25 years, 6 months. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Sept 27, 1872, Vol 11, No 48, p 3, col 1]

Information wanted: Adelbert E. Taber, son of B.J. Taber of Newburg, Filmore County, left his home on 28 July and has not since been heard from. He is 15 years old and large of his age, about 160 pounds, is of dark complexion and has a Roman nose. He had with him a suit of heavy gray cloth. Any person having knowledge...address a letter to his father at Hesper P.O., Iowa...young Taber, if living, need have no scruples about returning to those who love him most. [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Oct 4, 1872, Vol 11, No 49, p 3, col 2]

Caution: my wife Mary Louisa Kerr, having left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, the public are hereby cautioned against harboring or trusting her on my account as I will pay no debts of her contracting. A. Kerr, Oct 1, 1872 [posted in the Fillmore County Republican, Oct 18, 1872, Vol 11, No 51, p 2, col 6]

Thank you to Mary Ferm for submitting this data.