First Families of

Murray County, Minnesota


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OBJECTIVE

To identify and honor the memory of the early pioneers and settlers of
Murray County, Minnesota. 
In so doing we hope to make known the lasting mark
on the county they helped develop,
by recognizing and honoring their descendants.
 


FIRST SETTLER

"The first to have the honor of settling in Murray County is a man by the name of Jacques who, in 1854. settled on a claim, being the only white man in the county.  He built a trading shanty, continued his trade with the Indians for four years, when he became suspicious of trouble with the Indians and discontinued his trade"

                                                            Atlas of the State of Minnesota, Andreas-1874  


Settlers from 1857 to 1862

On August 20, 1862, fourteen of the early settlers lost their lives in the Dakota Conflict and are buried at the Lake Shetek monument site.

DULEY, WILLIAM

DULEY, ------------WIFE

DULEY, WILLIAM 10 years olf
Died August 20, 1862

DULEY, BELLE CHILD 6 years old
Died August 20, 1862

DULEY, EMMA CHILD

DULEY, JEFFERSON CHILD

DULEY, FRANCES CHILD

EASTLICK, JOHN 
Died August 20, 1862  

EASTLICK, LAVINE WIFE

EASTLICK, MERTON CHILD

EASTLICK, GILES 2 years old
Died August 20, 1862

EASTLICK, FRANK CHILD

EASTLICK, FREDERICK 4 years old
Died August 20, 1862

EASTLICK, JOHN CHILD

EVERETT, WILLIAM

EVERETT, ALMIRA (HATCH)
Died August 20, 1862

EVERETT, LILIAN CHILD

EVERETT,  EDWIN (WILLIE)  5 years old
Died August 20, 1862

EVERETT, CHARLIE  2 years old
Died August 20, 1862

HURD, PHINEAS B.

HURD, ALMINA

HURD, WILLIAM CHILD

HURD, EDWARD CHILD

IRELAND, THOMAS

IRELAND,  SOPHIA
Died August 20, 1862

IRELAND, ELLEN CHILD

IRELAND, ROSANNE CHILD

IRELAND, SARA JANE 5 years old
Died August 20, 1862

IRELAND, JULIANNE 3years old
Died August 20, 1862

JONES, WILLIAM

KOCH, JOHN

KOCH, GEOGIANA

KOCK, ANDREW
Died August 20, 1862

LAMB, GEORGE

LAMB, LOUISE (WRIGHT)

LAMB, GIRL, CHILD FIRST WHITE CHILD-DIED NEW ULM AFTER 1862

LAWE, GEORGE

LAWE, LAURA

LAWE, FRANCIS

LAWE, EMMA

LAWE, ALLISE

MCBEE, JOHN

MEYERS, AARON

MEYERS,  MARY WIFE

MEYERS, LOUISE CHILD

MEYERS, A???? CHILD

MEYERS, ELIZA CHILD

MEYERS, FREDERICK CHILD

PARMLEE, HOYLE  

SMITH, HENRY W.

SMITH, SOPHIA
Died August 20, 1862

VOIGHT, JOHN
Died August 20, 1862

WRIGHT, JOHN

WRIGHT, JULIA

WRIGHT, ELDORA CHILD

WRIGHT, GEORGE CHILD


 SECOND SETTLEMENT AT LAKE SHETEK

 In 1865 eight families moved into the County

ALDRICH FAMILY

DUED FAMILY

MARSH, ZEB

ARMSTRONG, SAM

FRENCH, R.E.

CALKINS, W.


TIMBERS OF LOWVILLE

JOHN AND BART LOW


1870

In 1870 the population of Murray County was 210 persons.  This was before the establishment of any villages and all the heads of households are listed as farmers.  There were 65 dwellings with the largest family being H.E. and Angeline Boon and their eleven children, all of whom were born in New York, except the two youngest children age one and three , were born in Minnesota

Included in the head of household in 1870:  Clarence, Joseph, and Leonard Aldridge; James Allen; Sam Armstrong; Mary Bates; Alpheus Beckon; Leonard Bonesteel; John Bonhein; H.R. Boon; Burgess Bull; John Cabot; Clinton and William Calkins; Guss Carmen. Alonze Cole; Thomas Connor; Moses Cook; Cyrus Cross; Andrew Dahl; George Darling; Lafayette Davis; James and Oliver Drew; Henry Edwards; Henry and Joseph Flint; Eben, William and Willard French; Lewis Garson; Denis Greenman;, David Haddock; Charles Hammond; Brook Hans; William Ireland; Andrew Lester; Soloman Lester; Bartlette and John Low; Sullivan Lower; Abner Marsh; Loren and Marlo Mason; William H. Mellen; John Nelson; Robert, Thomas, and William Newell; John Norton; Ole Oleson; Eben Persaw; Justin Quackenbush; Solomon Sawyer; Lewis Seely; William Shadwell; Walter Silvernail; John and Nat Tennent; Lewis Washburn; Charles and George Willard; Andrew Williams; and James Youngs.

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