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Carbondale Township
T158N X R87W Latitude = 48-29-04 N
Longitude = 101-55-00 W
History
 

Towns / Cities

                                  Donnybrook


"This post office was established March 20, 1895 with Martha J. Power pm [post master].
It was located in Sec. 14-158-87, Carbondale Twp., and named for the famous Donnybrook Fair in Ireland. On December 29, 1897 new pm Edward C. Henry changed the name to GOETZ. 

Meanwhile a townsite was forming just to the west at the Soo Line RR tracks in Sec. 15-158-87, and on March 9,1898 a new Donnybrook post office was established with       Delos R. Hunnewell pm. 

The population was just 30 in 1898, but when the village incorporated in 1904, it reported a population of 504.  The elevation is 1760, the Zip Code is 58734, and the population has declined to just 139 in 1980."
[Source:  "North Dakota Place Names" by Douglas A. Wick]

Aurelia

This settlement was founded in 1900 by Moravians from Hector, MN along the GNRR tracks in Sec. 34-158-87, Carbondale Twp., three miles south of Donnybrook.  Railroad officials named it using the Latin word for golden, signifying the opportunities in the area.  Others say it noted the golden color of the butterflies at the site.

A station was built in 1904 with two elevators, and a post office was established March 29, 1907 with William D. Cooper pm.  A population of 125 was reported in 1920, but by 1960 the count was just 25.  The post office discontinued May 31, 1954 with mail to Donnybrook, and the Aurelia Moravian Church conducted its last service in 1970."   [Source:  see above]

Goetz

The first DONNYBROOK post office was established in 1895 in Sec. 14-158-87, Carbondale Twp., and on December 29, 1887 [Annette sees conflicting dates here] new pm Edward C. Henry changed the name to GOETZ, for unknown reasons.  On March 9, 1898 a new Donnybrook post office was established one-half mile to the west at the new Soo Line RR townsite.  Both post offices operated until GOETZ closed April 13, 1899 with mail to Donnybrook.  [Source:  see above]

Business History

 
 

Schools

 

 
   

Cemeteries
Saint Anthony Cemetery  
NE 1/4 Section 23
Aurelia Community Cemetery   

Holbrook Cemetery    SW 1/4 Section 15

Moravian Church Cemetery of Aurelia   
(Aurelia Moravian Church)
SE1/4 Section 33-158-87   4/29/60
Saint Anthony Cemetery  
NE 1/4 Section 23
Donnybrook Community Cemetery   
NE1/4 Section 15-158-87    1/2/1932
Nolan Private Cemetery 
SE 1/4 Section 28
 

Churches

Saint Anthony's Catholic Church

Donnybrook, ND
701-482-7852
United Methodist Church

Donnybrook, ND
701-482-7854

Aurelia Moravian Church

 

Historical / Genealogy Society
 

 

Historical, Genealogical and Ethnic Events

 
 

Photographs

Donnybrook Main Street 4th of July 1907
Donnybrook Main Street 1911 Aurelia 1910
 

Personal and Community Stories about this Area

 
 

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