Oak Hill Cemetery - Clinton Falls

June 29,1985/ revisited Dec, 1992 by  Ronald E Houghtelin

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     The village of Clinton Falls was laid out in the fall of 1855 by Dr W W Finch. In the village plat a block was platted as a cemetery, free to everyone. It was not laid out in lots until after Dr Finch left. In 1882 the Oak Hill Cemetery Association was formed and Dr Finch deeded the block to them and then was platted into lots.

     This was the first cemetery in Steele County. The first burial was Daniel Morrison who died in March 1856. His widow, Phoebe, died the following June and is buried beside her husband in the same cemetery.

   This cemetery is located in Clinton Falls township in section 20 on top of the hill over looking the I 35 interstate highway, in an oak woods.

   
Just drive into Clinton Falls village and then drive west on the street north of the old town hall and follow the street north up the hill, around west to the cemetery.

    
The cemetery is drained, mowed and well maintained. Most markers were found in good repair. The Oak Hill cemetery records were used to expand on the 1985 record and are recorded here as the exact layout of the cemetery stating with row 1 to row 15.    

Each row is recorded north to south. Any additional information found on the markers that would be of interest is included in this report.

Row 1

               lot 1
Calder                        *no data            

 
               lot 2 - lot 16 *no burials
 

Row 2      

             lot 1
Finch
     James M   born 1804 Clinton Co NY  died Dec 25 1873 aged 69
     Minerva    wife     born 1807  died Mar  6 1881
     Maude A             born 1878  died Jan 20 1934 age 55

             lot 2
Finch
     Cyrus M    father   Sept 22 1847  Dec 30 1916
     Martha B   wife          1847  1928
     Children of Cyrus and Martha
     Grace, Adelbert, no dates
     Fannie G  died Feb 25 1894  age 17m 3d

              
lot 3
Lamson
     Harrison    father   June 23 1805/1825  Apr 4 1907
     Lucretia C  mother   Sept 17 1836  July 30 1908
    *little Florence died Sept 2 1878 age 1yr 3mo

               lot 4
Warren
     R D                       *no data
     Mary Jane   wife     born July 5 1834  died age 29 yrs

             
lot 5
Manvel
     A M                      *no data

                lot 6
Manville
      Hiram D                Jan 21 1819  Dec 16 1861
     Amelia A or Cynthia *record wife born 1835 died Oct 26 1885
     Amelia     daughter    July 3 1851  Dec 29 1891
     Mary M Preavey/ Prevey  May 26 1818  Jan 10 1866

 
             lot 7
Preavey/ Preavy/ Prevey
     Leau (Lynne Peavey?)      *no data
     Roy A     son of L & I died Oct  2 1871 18mo
     Bertie H  son of L & I died May 28 1871 13 yrs
     Francis   died June 8 1870 age 75yrs 10mo 12d
     Mary W/O Francis Preavy died Feb 6 1890 aged 75y 6m 25d
       Mother we miss you

            lot 8
McMillen                     Looking unto Jesus
     Arthur   Co H 1st Minn Honored Rangers veteran CLF  March 14 1819  Nov 6 1898
     Alice   wife       Sept 27 1827   Oct 31 1908
               lots 9 - 12  *no burials

 Row 3

             lot 1
Kelly
     Jessie *infant daughter of James M & Ida M Kelly of Montana

              lot 2
Lamson/ Lampson
     Henry H                  1854  1936
     Minnie E  wife     Sept 9 1871  May 7 1913
     Olive  L  wife     Mar 6  1865  Feb 6 1903
     *baby Haslip died May 4 1933

              lot 3
Denny
     Alvira M  w/ of John Denny died Dec 12 1884 age 48y 9m 17d

               lot 4
Day
     Judson L                   1877  1944
     Blanch F  wife           1881  1970
 
             lot 5
Knapp
     George W      born Nov 12 1833  no date of death
     Maria S            Apr 15 1825     Jan 1 1915

                lot 6
Peavey/ Preavy/ Prevey/ Preavey
     Charles                  1842  1937
     Mary w/of Francis Preavy died Feb 6 1890 age 75y 9m 25d
 

               lot 7
Sanborn
     * just a round cement marker
 
              lot 8
Klein
     Henry                  Sept 21 1879  June 28 1941
     Lucy Christison  wife  May  21 1877  Jan  12 1941
 

              
lot 9
Christison
     Harry I                     1871  1957
     Nellie H  wife           1881  1969
     Clarence C        Mar 12 1911  July 13 1932
 
             lot 10
Baker
     Charlie Jr        Jan 28 1911  Aug 8 1989
     George Webster           *no data
 

               lot 11
Griffin
     Thomas H  father *Co P 189th Rec NY Vol Inf - Post 81 GAR 1836  1922
     Fannie Brown  wife       1841  1909
     Dorothy Esther Christison  1910  1910

               lot 12
Koch
     Jacob             died Feb 9 1902  age 71y
     Anna   wife       died Jan 14 1892 age 57y 2m 19d
     Maude Koch Larsen born Nov 12 1906 died Sept 23 1929
     baby Dorothy L    born Aug 1 1910  died Aug 14 1910

 
Row 4

                lot 1
Finch                        *no marker
 

               lot 2
Finch
    Caleb C  born NY died Dec 30 1888  age 82y 4m 8d *no marker

               lot 3
Koller                       *no marker

               lot 4
Hogate
     Ross J        born Aug 21 1912  ----
     Dolord T  son           1940  1944
     Mitchell  son  born Feb  3 1945  1945  age 2m
     Jeannette M  wife  Oct 14 1911  Sept 14 1981

               lot 5
Morrison
     R E     Bert     June 10 1873  Jan 27 1951
     Edith   wife     Dec  27 1875  Sept 7 1967
     Glenn   son              1907  1907

               lot 6
Webster
     Richard                           1833  1898
     Fannie  wife of Richard    1830  1918
     Edward R  son of R & F   1877  1953
     Fannie E wife of Edward  1877  1974

               lot 7
Newhall
     Ann M   wife     born Nov 26 1858  died Dec 6 1906
     Fannie E Webster  dau of Richard and Fannie    1863  1946

               lot 8
Eskra
     Joe                      1876  1954
     Mary A   wife            1877  1963
     Lorna Charlotte          1911  1922
 
              lot 9
Shultz
     Frank                    1885  1925
     Dominie   father         1838  1910
     Mathilda   wife  (Motl)  1840  1932
 
              lot 10
Hogate
     Frank  father    born June 5 1871  died Dec 20 1935
     Mary   mother    born Apr  4 1883  died Nov  6 1954

             
lot 11
Ditlevson
     Ed (Eddie) son of Louis C and Mary  born Jan 3 1892
     Sena    wife             1893  1923
 

             lot 12
Farnham
     William J  father        1850  1937
     Melissa     wife         1861  1943
     Etta        wife         1883  1960
    Orlie W  son and husband 1884  1966

 

Row 5

             lot 1
Pierce         ** The verse on the stone of Philander Pierce was composed by himself for his grave marker. This farmer poet was much loved by children. He lived several miles west of the village.

      Philander        born Feb 11 1816  died Dec 25 1895

                               I am done with earth and now behold The spirit world
                                 to me unfold. My body sleeps beneath the ground.
                                     Till wakened by the trumpet sound.

               lot 2
      *no burials

               lot 3

Rist
     John C             born Apr  6 1843  died June 19 1923
     Louisa    wife   born Dec  4 1847  died Oct  29 1904

               lot 4
Morrison
     R Donald   PFC US Army WW1  Apr 19 1897  Sept 7 1983

               lot 5
Swanson
     Frank   father           1860  1919
     Olive    wife            1863  1949
     Clara  daughter   May 28 1887  Nov 17 1904
     Gertrude   daughter      1893  1919
     Alta                     1898  1925

               lot 6
Morrison
     E Darrell   PFC US Army WW1  Apr 19 1897  Nov 22 1984
     June Eklund     born June 3 1907  ----

             lot 7
Smith
     Dwight Kellogg  *military marker born NY   died May 31 1908  age 70y 11m 15d
     Frances  wife            *no data

              lot 8
Frey
     William                       1877  1971
     Mabelle D   wife         1877  1961

               lot 9
Hogate
     Michael                  *no data

               lot 10
Hogate
     Chris   father              1879  1950
     Lillie  wife & mother    1881  1967

               lot 11
Hogate
     Harvey  R      May 4 1917  Aug 28 1995
     Gertrude                *no data

              
lot 12
Hogate
     Frank                 
     Donna  M  Spooner   was born  Jan 24 1942 in Storm Lake Iowa, daughter of Mr and Mrs Earl Spooner, she lived with David an Mary Belle Mallison in Mankato. Donna died Saturday Nov 30 2001 in Owatonna, Frank and Donna were married Sept 5 1960 at the First Church of God in Mankato and they have three sons Wayne, Dennis and Shawn.

 
Row 6

             
lot 1
Stancliff
     Merton  *Vet Post 81 CAR  died 1925

              lot 2
Morrison
     Isaac N  father   Mar 31 1830  Nov 20 1905
     Helen F  wife     Apr 15 1834  Jan  9 1916
     Frank R  son      May 15 1859  Sept 7 1863
     Agnes J daughter  Jan 30 1867  June 2 1871

           lot 3
Morrison
     Walter R  *Minn Cpl US Army WW2 US AM Legion  Jan 10 1019  May 26 1972
     Doris Patten     June 22 1909  Jan 6 1983
    Gerald W  son            1933  1945

           
lot 4
Lindsay
     Rev Thomas       June 29 1895  Jan  7  1976
     Lorna D  wife       born 1899  died July 28 1981

             lot 5
Williamson
     D W                      *no data

            lot 6
Williamson
     Nathan (widowed) born Vt  died March 2 1886  age 84y 3d
     Phiebe  wife of Nathan  died Dec 26 1870  age 65y 3m 6d
     Eddie C  son    died June 28 1867  age 3y

             lot 7
Williamson
     Charles M (CM)  *Vet CFL  * no data
     Mary V (Wilson) wife of CM died May 17 1892  age 57y 6m 9d
     *Children of CM & MV
     Eddie D          born ???  6 1861  died Mar 9 1863
     Hattie L  dau    born Oct 18 1859  died June 3 1863
     May P     dau    born Feb 22 1868  died Aug  3 1872
     Isabel E  dau      died Oct 1 1892  age 20y 9m 11d

           lot 8
Jardine
     James                            1862  1937
     Joseph  son & father      1898  1946
     Lloyd son of Joeseph     1944  1945      (illegible marker, gone in 1992)

          
lot 9
Karsten
    Steve        died Jan 22 1973  *baby Rhodes

         lot 10
Cady
     John L                    1876  1954
     Hattie   wife            1880  1970

         lot 11       *no burials

         lot 12
Schwartz
     Gary                     *no dates

 
Row 7

               lot 1     *no burials

               lot 2    *no burials

               lot 3
Wobbrock
      Darrell T                 1933  ----
     Colleen D                1935  ----

               lot 4        *no burials

               lot 5
Houston/ Huston
     T W    Co A 10th Minn Inf *no dates

              
lot 6
Morrison
     Samuel *Vet CLF       Mar 17 1832  June 21 1902/1892
                                     He died as he lived a Christian
     Charlotte  wife        *no dates
     Grace Edna  dau       Mar  8 1861  May 5 1861

                
lot 7
Morrison
     Daniel  father     Apr 10 1795  Mar 1 1856
     Phebe L  wife    died July 7 1856  age 59y 11m 22d

French
     William O  son of D and PL French died Mar 2 1864 age 18y 8m 16d

               lot 8       *no burials

               lot 9
Teed
     George H  son of ED & JS Teed *died May 4 1864 age 6y 3m

               lot 10 to lot 12  *no burials

 
Row 8

                lot 1 to lot 5    *no burials

                lot 6
Schroeder
     Gordon                    *no marker

               lot 7
Hugill
     Robert M                  *no marker

                lot 8
Reynolds
     Phila    mother                1853  1937
     Warren   father   GAR    1842  1916
         *parents of Bertha R Griffin

             lot 9
McCloud/ McLoud     “Lead Kindly Light”
    Jonas G  Vet CLF              May 14 1821  Oct  15 1892
    Mandona wife and mother  Mar 11 1811  June 15 1896

    
              lot 10 to 12     *no burials
 

Row 9

              lots 1 to 8      *no burials

             
lot 9
Taylor
     Lovestra  Wife of SM   died July 12 1883   age 83y 10m
               lots 10 to 12    *no burials

 

Row 10

                lot 1
Kriesel            *no marker  lot full

               lot 2
Kriesel
     E J  on lot 3  *no marker  lot full
     Armal M  son/ Julius & Augusta  died Nov 19 1895  age 4y 5d

               lot 3
Kriese
     E Julius   father             1863  1928
     Augusta O  mother        1868  1946
     Carl A     son                1894  1948      lot full

               lot 4
Kriesel
     Ernest                   *no dates
     Marie L   sister    born Mar 31 1898 died Feb 16 1983

Neulieb
     Aurthur W                        1901- 1996
     Ella  wife of Aurthur  b Nov 12 1902  died Dec 11 1991

 

Row 10       

              lot 5
Gartman
    August  F               May 25 1827  July 30 1901

Morave     *inf son of Mr and Mrs DW Morave *no dates

               lots 6 to 7   *no burials

               lot 8
Masche
     Richard W                1915  1972 **removed Aug 2 1989 **
     Frances B                1918  ----

               lot 9          *no burials

               lot 10
Green
     George W Green
  ** Historical information says
                    George W Green moved to California and is buried there.
     ** These are his children buried here at Oak Hill cemetery.

     George K   son  of George W Green  born Apr 16 1855 
               died May 29 1863  age 8y 1m 22d
    Alida A  daughter of George W Green born Dec 19 1856    

            died June 7/17 1863  age 6y 6m 19d

Morse
     Elthia M daughter of NM & EM Morse died Jan 6 1878  age 1y 6d

Jones
     John R        Sept 25 1809  Jan 12 1886
     Charlotte T  (widow)  born NY  Feb  14 1808  died July 20 1898 age 90y 5m 6d
     Walter Jones Teed   age 2 1/2 mo

                lot 11
Jones
     Caroline R               died Apr 22 1865  age 28y

                lot 12       *no burials

 
Row 11

                lot 1        *no burials

               lot 2
Priebe
     Wilhelm                   1836  1925
     Wilhelmina               1837  1926

               lots 3 & 4   *no burials

               lot 5
Stewart
    Louis W   Tec5 US Army WW2 Korea Sept 12 1928 July 6 1996 (added)
    baby           *no marker

                lot 6
Long
     Owen K      father       1890  1961
     Carrie L  mother & wife  1900  ----
     Cyrus W      son         1924  1939

                lot 7
Long
    Samuel B                 1852  1935

Chase
    Ann  wife of Rev'd TB Chase  born NY  died Dec 17 1874  age 69y 8m 22d

              lot 8
Countryman
     James N   father             1850  1928
     Amanda D  mother         1853  1926

               lot 9
Countryman
    ** Children of James N & Amanda D Countryman
    Elena B
    Grace L
    Bertie M
    Ruth E

               lot 10
Knapp
     Samuel born NY  Aug 6 1796  Mar 16 1875  age 78y 7m 10d
     Ruth    wife   July 3 1803  Apr 3 1868
    * baby Ruth    daughter     died 1887

               lot 11
Knapp
     O L                    Nov 19 1845  July 3 1902
     Henrietta  wife    Mar  4 1850  Jan  3 1899
     Adelbert son/OL&H  Nov  8 1870  June 29 1880 *drowned

              lot 12
Booth
     Dwight S  died Mar 3 1893  age 69y 2m

 

Row 12

              
lots 1 to 3   *no burials

               lot 4
Buskovick
     Tom                     *no dates

               lot 5
Webster
    Allen                   *no dates

              lot 6
Long
     Ken                     *no dates

               lot 7
Sanborn
     Edgar P  father   June 26 1911  Jan 14 1984
     Sarah E  mother   Mar  16 1912  Nov 22 1991
        ** parents of Paul, Eugene, Arlene, James and Shirley
    Gene (Eugene) son  **Memorial marker only
     Sara Jo Gr grand child  born Aug 16 and died Oct 18 1985

               lot 8
Lee
     Ronald                   *no dates

               lot 9             *no burials

               lot 10
Speas
     Emery John born in Missouri  died Oct 1 1885  age 27y 6m 2d

               lots 11 to 12  *no burials

 
Row 13


              
lot 1
Hays
     James                   *no marker

             
lot 2
Mann
     William Henry  born about Mar 12 1846 died Mar 2 1915  *War 1861/1864 marker
       *no other marker

               lot 3
Rowell
    W D  *war 1861/1864 marker he was born in Hamden NY and   
                     parents were J & L Rowell died Oct 4 1871  age 50y 4m

 
               lot 4         *no burials

               lot 5
Finch
     Fyler D born in Clinton County NY, May 1843 *no other dates
     Annie or Minnie  wife  died Mar 1868

 
               lot 6          *no burials

               lot 7
Bennett
    Allen L        born Mar 28 1902  died Aug 16 1992
    Frances O    born 1905  died 1994  (added)

               lot 8          *no burials

               lot 9
Radel
     Mary E wife of M D Radel  died June 19 1882 age 28y 10m 16d

             
lots 10 to 12  *no burials

 
Row 14

              lots 1 to 12   *no burials

 

Row 15

            
lot 1          *no burials


            
lots 2, 3, 4
Stursa
     Lloyd                    *no dates


 
              lot 5
Pitan
    Roger and Carol          *no dates

 
            
lot 6
Pitan
     Roger and Carol          *no dates
     Daren  son of R and C   born Apr 1 1966  died June 21 1989


              
lot 7
Pitan
     Christy and Canby        *no dates

 
             lot 8
Pitan
     Walter C                   born 1914  died Dec 19 1975
     Christine R  wife        born 1919  ----

 
              lot 9
Barnhart
    Frank  *Vet Post 81 GAR marker  *born June 10 1850 in Mich         
                                        died July 14 1918  age 68y 1m 4d
     Anna   wife of Frank born June 1893 in Illinois,  died age 35/37y

 
              
lot 10
Pitan (possible)             *no markers

 
               lots 11 to 12  *no burials

 

                         This is the end of Oak Hill Cemetery
    Report by Ronald Houghtelin, Owatonna,
Minnesota Dec 1992.
   Revisited 1998

 

Additional information for some of these people and also some other early information on Clinton Falls deaths.

     Some of the persons mentioned might be buried in this cemetery and some are probably interned at other cemeterys in the area, such as Riverside and Union cemeterys in Medford, or in Owatonna. The death records show these family spellings as *Prevey, Lamson, Christison, Barnhart, McCloud, Lovestra Taylor.

     I tried to get the most accurate information and some of the marble markerers are very hard to read and so I pursued the matter to the courthouse in Owatonna. The records were searched and some errors were obvious and some were not so clear. I will list what I have found and copied from the vital records from some of the early Clinton Falls record of deaths.

 

Death Records and other information of some Early Clinton Falls residents.

       Book 1 (1st book) *partial Clinton Falls list only, not in order

*infant Prevey died Sept 23 1875 in Cl Falls, age 7d (Book 1  64 3)

Roy A Prevey (male) died Oct 2 1874 in Clinton Falls, age 1y 1m 17d, father Leau *Canada, mother Ida *Wisc (Book 1  52 6)

   Note:  Rice Steele History shows a Lynne Peavey in Faribault 1874 and in Owatonna in 1902 (page 1902)

 Albertie Prevey (male) died May 8 1872, age 1y 1m in Clinton Falls,
a son of L&I (Book 1  25 2)

*infant Prevey died Nov 23 1874, age 0 days, the mother was a Pharter or Phavler, born Vt (Book 1  53 1  0

This Prevey was recorded in Book AMary (Ida?) Prevey (widow) died Feb 6 1890, age 75y 9m 25d (marker), born Canada: *unknown birthplace of parents, father Francis, mother unknown (Book A  33 1)


Book 1        *most references were not recorded in this portion

Charlotte Moore (widow) died at Clinton Falls Oct 31 1872, age 81y 10m 10d, born Casltelon Vt, arrived Minnesota Mar 26 1853, parents A & C Howard or Norward or Worward from Conn

May P Williamson died Aug 3 1872, age 7y 11d born Clinton Falls, parents CM & Mary (Wilson) born NY

James M Finch died Dec 28 1873, age 69y 7m 15d, born Clinton Co NY, arrived Minnesota May 19 1857, his father was William Finch NY

Emily Williamson (female) died Oct 11 1874, age 58y 8m, born in NY, arrived Minnesota May 1854 (Book 1  52 2)Mable Williamson (female) died April 4 1876 (Book 1  73 21)                                             

 

     Clinton Falls

Mary Countryman died March 3 1874, age 49y 6m 8d, born in Ireland

Ann Chase (married) died Dec 17 1874, age 69y 8m 22d, born NY, arrived Minnesota May 16 1862

William Barnhard, died Aug 28 1874, age 10m, born in Minnesota, father William Barnhard, born in Ireland

Samuel Knapp (married), died March 16 1875, age 78y 7m 10d, born NY, arrived Minnesota 1866, father and mother born NY

Dennis Obrien died Sept 16 1875, age 70y, born Ireland, arrived in Minnesota 1867

William Countryman (married) died Sept 2 1876 Clinton Falls, age 55y, born in Ireland, parents Ireland

*infant female Finch  died May 26 1876 Clinton Falls, parents CM & M  Finch from NY

*infant female Richardson  died Dec 14 1876 Clinton Falls, age 4d, parents DN & M Richardson from Penn

Julia E Case (married), died Feb 28 1876, age 35, born Hartford Conn, parents L&E Hammon from Conn.W D Rowell (married), died Oct 4 1871 from Gass in a well (well digger), age 50y 4m, born in Hamden NY, parents J&L Rowell NY

*children of Wm and Mary A Countryman 

 Elizabeth Countryman died Nov 12 1870, Typhiod Fever,
age 17y 8m 4d, born Canada PM

Sarah Countryman died Dec 25 1870, Typhoid Fever, age 19y 10m 17d, born Canada PM

Eli Countryman died Dec 27 1870, Typhoid Fever, age 12y 4m 18d, born Canada PMH

A Barnard (married), died Sept 22 1870, age 38 or 88y,born NY (shoemaker)
parents John and M Barnard NY

Saphronia Martin (widow) died Nov 7 1871, age 67y 3m, born Vt,
parents R & S (Coflin) Vermont
 

Isabel (Belle) Countryman died Nov 26 1878, age 4y 9m 20d,born Clinton Falls,
parents James and A Countryman of Canada and NY

Gracie Countryman died Dec 17 1878, age 2y 11m 7d, born Lemond Minnesota,
parents James and A Countryman of Canada and NY Clinton Falls

 David Mann died April 19 1879, age 78, came to Minnesota in 1869
 

Delbert Knapp died June 29 1880 at Clinton Falls, age 9y 7m 4d (drowned)
the son of OL and H Knapp, NY and Penn
 

Jacob Paul died Feb 21 1881 age 1y 6m, born in Minnesota, father Nat Paul of Maine

Minerva Finch (widow) died Mar 6 1881, age 73y 11m 24d, born NY,
came to Minnesota May 19 1856, parents born NY and Vt
 

Minnie Finch died Oct 29 1881 (Book 1  144 4)

Frank Washena died July 13 1881 at Clinton Falls, (drowned) age 3y 10m,
born Clinton Falls, father John Washena Bohemia

August Sahler died May 15 1882, age 64y 6m, born Germany ,
arrived in Minnesota 1868, parents from Germany
 

Louisa Shultz died May 23 1882, age 72y, born Germany, parents from Germany

Thomas A Finch died April 8 1884 at Clinton Falls,age 1y 18d, parents CM & M Finch

Lovestra Taylor (widow) died Feb 12 1884, age 83y 10m, unknow birthplace

 *from record  George Parson (married) died Feb 14 1885,
age 79y 11m 11d, born in England and came to Minnesota 1856

Frances Washena (male) died May 25 1885 at Clinton Falls (accidental death)
age 2y 2m, parents John and Helen Washena from Bohemia

Adam Herning died March 27 1885, age 66y, unknown bithplace, in Minnesota 1877

Mary Ceilke (widow) died July 10 1886, age 76, born Poland.

Mary Radel wife of MD Radel died June 19 1882 (Book 1  68 5)

a Mesche died Dec 31 1886 (Book 1 226 41 

John R Jones died  (Book 1  229 6)

Mrs George R Green died Nov 20 1878 *Owatonna (Book 101 55)Book A (2nd book)

 

*partial Clinton Falls list only, not in order

 Charlotte T Jones wid *died July 20 1898, from NY (Book A  143 4)

Henry Williamson died Jan 26 1889 (Merton) (Book A  25 2)

Nathan Williamson, his father was Abraham from Vt (Book A 157 24)

Isaac Newton Morrison died Nov 20 1905 Clinton Falls, born Plattsburg NY
March 31 1830, parents Daniel and Mary (Stafford) Morrison NY

Raith or Ruth Countryman (female) died Sept 15 1890, age 9m 15d, born Marsuican,
Clinton Falls, parents James (Canada) and Amanda (Wisconsin) Countryman

Emma W Adams (married) died Dec 24 1890, age 57y 8m 24d,
born in Mass, parents West and Mary Tilton, Mass

Christian Kriesel died April 28 1888, age 48, born in Germany,
parents Christ and Corrine Kriesel from Germany

Christina Fisher died June 3 1888, age 31y 2m, born in Germany

William Fisher died Aug 22 1888, age 7m 10d, born Clinton Falls,
parents August and Christina Fisher

Caleb C Finch died Dec 30 1888, age 82y 4m 8d, born NY,
father William Finch NY

Emma Fisher (female) died Oct 16 1889 at Clinton Falls, age 12m
parents August and Amelia from Germany

Anna Fisher (female) died May 29 1889, age 96y 9m 7d,
father Wencil Fibeyer and mother Mary Kovar from Bohemia

Eratus D Putney (male widower) died Sept 23 1889, age 66y 10m 23d, born NY

Herman Kriesel (male) died June 30 1891, age 1m 24d, born Minnesota,
parents Henry and Augusta Kriesel from Germany
 

Anna Barnhart died June 3 1893, age 37y, born Ill, father Baker

Frank Barnhart died July 14 1918, age 68y 1m 4d, born June 10 1850 in Michigan,
father John Barnhart (Book D  110 162)

Clarrisa Cheusin (widow) died June 4 1893, age 92, born Vermont father Rufus Huntly, Vermont

Fanny G Finch died Feb 25 1894, age 17m 3d, born Minnesota,
parents Cyrus and Martha from NY  Clinton Falls

Hulda Hilton (female) died Jan 29 1894, age 61y 2d, born Vermont,
parents Clark and Martha Dickerson Vt

Mary Smith (married) died July 14 1895, age 67y 2m 7d, born NY, parents unknown 

Armal Kriesel (male) died Nov 19 1895, age 4y 9m 5d,
parents Julius and Augusta Kriesel

Rosa B Knapp died Aug 10 1896 at Clinton Falls, age 4y 10m,
parents George and Maria Knapp

Richard Webster (married) died Apr 25 1898, age 64y 10m 25d,
born Ireland, unknown parents

Charles W Strong died Nov 21 1899, born NY

Gusta Boche died Dec 31 1899, born Germany

Wm Gallia died Mar 17 1899, born NY

John Barlock died Mar 6 1899, born Bohemia

William Johnson died March 25 1882 age 40y

Hugh Loyd  born in Canada to Chater and Betsy Loyd from NY
died Nov 3 1877 age 29y 3m 12d

James Hayes, married and was born in NY to Chester and B Hayes,
came to Minn 1855, died Mar 7 1877 age 42y 11m

James E Spencer widowed, born in Maine, died March 26 187 

Emma Case was born in Wisc to A&S Sanborn from NH & NJ
died Dec 4 1877 age 25y

Allen Coburn was born in Northfield to J&A Coburn from Canada and NY
died Mar 10 1872  age 1y 5m 8d


Book B  *partial Clinton Falls list only, not in order. two only
 

Julius J Kriesel died March 7 1923, age 61y 9m 3d, born Jan 4 1861 in Germany, parents:  Ludwig Kriesel and Minnie Paul born in Germany

Dwight Kellogg Smith died May 31 1908, buried in the Clinton Falls cemetery (Oak Hill) age 70y 11m 15d, born NY, father Enock Smith NY (Book B  122 3)

 

      Clinton Falls Brief Sketches of some Prominant Clinton Falls

             from History of Rice and Steele Co 1908  *Curtiss - Wedge

John Smith

    John Smith was born at Dillersbach Austria April 30 1860 and was the son of Frank and Mary (Marec) Smith of that place and immigrating to America in 1875. John Smith was married Jan 1 1883 at Owatonna to Eva Morrison the daughter of Mr and Mrs Isaac Morrison of Clinton Falls.

     John Smith lived at 222 South Grove St in Owatonna and was also in the firm as a partner of Parrott and Smith Hardware Merchants. He died March 20 1906


Louis C Ditlevson 

    Louis C Ditlevson was born in Denmark, Sept 4 1830 and was the son of Chris and Carrie (Jensen) Ditlevson. Chris was a weaver by trade and he died in Denmark. Carrie died in 1858.

     Louis C Ditlevson married Mary Paulson Nov 6 1857 in Denmark and Louis C was also a weaver by trade. Louis C and Mary (Paulson) Ditlevson came to America in 1874.  They had 16 children and Eddie Ditlevson was born Jan 3 1892. Eddie Ditlevson settled near Clinton Falls and married Sena. 

 

 Clinton Falls, George W Green    

    George W Green was the first lawyer to settle in Steele County and commence a practice. He came from Wisconsin, settled at Owatonna in 1854 locating afterward at Clinton Falls on a farm. In 1857 he bought the Clinton Falls Flowering Mills.

     George W Green was also a Judge, a lawyer, and was involved with Public Office while in Clinton Falls and also Real Estate. George W Green stated that his son George R Green was born on April 6 1855 with Dr W W Finch attending, who went from my house to that of A W Adams when his son Frank was born. George R died young.

    About 1879 George W Green contracted a very bad and violent cold or flue that settled in his head and turned to Asthma which he could not get rid of.

      George W Green liked Minnesota and Steele County, but because of the Asthma, he left Minnesota Oct 24 1881 and moved to Salimas California and some years later he recovered from his Asthma in California. George W Green remained in Salimas California until his death.The First Settlers

     The first settlement in Steele County was in Medford Township in 1853. The first cabin was erected by A L Wright and Chauncey Lull.  These brief sketches were taken from The History of Rice and Steele Counties by Curtiss -  Wedge

 

                  Compiled and recorded by Ronald E Houghtelin,
                          Owatonna Minnesota       December 1992