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McLeod County Historical Items of Interest

This page will be dedicated to McLeod County Minnesota items of historical interest.

Since I was born and grew up in Hutchinson, most of my historical information is from the Hutchinson area. 

 You are invited to contribute historical items of interest, photographs, etc., from other locations in McLeod County so this web page will become more interesting.

I will try to update this page on a regular basis as I locate appropriate information or when I receive contributions from others.  I will regularly change the picture (shown in the Hutchinson trivia area, after the Vineyard Church information).

You may also wish to visit the UsGenWeb McLeod County historical archives.

Do you remember the Vineyard Methodist Church in Hutchinson?

Photographs of the Vineyard Methodist Church
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Vineyard Methodist Church
contributed by Bill Carr
Church demolition -- 1967
photographed by Marie/Mary (Peterson) Bloomquist

Brief history of the Vineyard Methodist Church
This information was generously contributed 7/24/2001 by Bill Carr (son of Rev. Carr)

Detailed History of the Vineyard Methodist Church
This article was originally written by Rev. Russell V. Carr, November, 1952
and generously contributed 7/24/2001 by Bill Carr (son of Rev. Carr).

Does anyone know where Fernando Minnesota is?

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This is a photograph of Fernando about 1914 

Fernando is located in Round Grove township 

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Fernando was a small properous village: St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Burke's store, Round Grove Creamery, Burke's Tavern and Garage and some residential homes in 1926.

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Fernando also had a village band made up of members from Round Grove.

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The above contributed by Don Burke August 2002

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In this 1917 photograph are siblings Gladys V. and Palmer G. Nelsen. Gladys 
(born 30 Nov 1907 Kenmare, ND) was the wife of Hutchinson, Optometrist Dr. 
Clarence S. Jorgenson (born 24 Feb 1902 Hutchinson, MN). Gladys and Clarence  were married 30 March 1926, they had two children, a daughter Dwan Maryline  (born 28 Feb 1928 Hutchinson, MN) and Irving R. (born 28 Feb 1930 in St. Paul, MN).

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Photograph of Judy Klee's paternal Danish Great grandparents Mariane and Hemming Hansen (two center figures) with their eldest daughter Sarah F. seated on the left and their son-in-law Hans C. Hanson/Hansen seated on the right. Hans C. and Sarah had a little farm south of the town of Hutchinson (which is still there but has since been remodeled.)  Sarah's parents Mariane and Hemming came to live with them in the fall of 1922.

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Martha Elizabeth Hansen Josephson's 1936-1939 Autograph Book

The above contributed by Judy Klee February 2002

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Last updated: July 9,2011