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Polk County Centenial
Official Directory 1853 - 1953
complied by  E. E. Husband - 1953

*Dedicated to the Memory of the Founders of our Local Units of Government and the Part they Played,
along with their Pioneer Comrades, in the Development of Polk County and its Resources.
Transcribed by Marie K. Loughlin

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Index:
POLK COUNTY HISTORY
FIRST COUNTY OFFICERS – 1853
ORGANIZATION
LIST OF OFFICERS
COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMEN
STATE SENATORS
MEMBERS OF ASSEMBLY
CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES
MUNICIPAL JUDGES
COUNTY JUDGES OF POLK COUNTY
REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS SINCE 1848
COUNTY CLERKS OF POLK COUNTY
COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS
COUNTY SHERIFFS - Elected
CLERKS OF COURT OF POLK COUNTY
DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OF POLK COUNTY
COUNTY TREASURERS OF POLK COUNTY
COUNTY AGENTS
SURVEYORS OF POLK COUNTY
REGISTERS OF DEEDS
CORONERS OF POLK COUNTY
POLK COUNTY NORMAL PRINCIPALS
HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS
POLK COUNTY NURSES
WELFARE DIRECTORS
GAME WARDENS
COUNTY TRAFFIC OFFICERS
TOWNSHIP CHAIRMEN:
ALDEN
APPLE RIVER
BALSAM LAKE
BEAVER
BLACK BROOK
BONE LAKE
CLAM FALLS
CLAYTON
CLEAR LAKE
EUREKA
FARMINGTON
GARFIELD
GEORGETOWN
JOHNSTOWN
LAKETOWN
LINCOI.N
LORAIN
LUCK
McKINLEY
MILLTOWN
OSCEOLA
ST. CROIX FALLS
STERLING
WEST SWEDEN
CITY  SUPERVISORS:
AMERY
BALSAM LAKE
CENTURIA
CLAYTON
CLEAR LAKE
DRESSER
FREDERIC
LUCK
MILLTOWN
OSCEOLA
ST. CROIX FALLS



 
 

HIGHLIGHTS OF POLK COUNTY HISTORY

FIRST –
Polk county  organized March 14, 1853.
Steamboat, the Palmyra, up St. Croix, 1838.
Agricultural Society, Osceola, 1862.
Cooperative creamery, Luck, 1884.
School taught by Miss Tainter, St. Croix Falls, 1848.
Grain crop, St. Croix Falls, 1839.
Newspaper, the St. Croixian, 1860.
Grist mill, Osceola, by Kent Bros., 1848.
Sermon preached by Rev. Boutwell.
Bridge across St. Croix, St. Croix-Taylors, 1856.
Town organized, Leroy, 1853, all of Polk county.
Physician, Dr. Christopher Carli.
Practicing lawyer, Isaac Freeland.
First church, a Baptist, at Osceola, 1857.
Steamboat built at Osceola, 1854.
Soo Railroad, east and west, 1887.
Soo Railroad, north and south, 1900.
Polk County Normal, 1905.
Court house, Balsam Lake, 1899.
County highway garage, 1933.
Saw mill, St. Croix Falls, 1840.
High school, St. Croix Falls, 1886.
Bank of St. Croix Falls, 1888.
Polk County Fair, organized, 1886.

FIRST COUNTY OFFICERS – 1853

Isaac Freeland, clerk.
E. C. Treadwell, sheriff.
W. A. Talboys, register of deeds.
William Kent, treasurer.
Nels McCarthy, district attorney.
Robert Kent, clerk of court.
O. A. Clark, surveyor
Harmond Crandall, coroner.
Isaac Hale, county judge, 1856.
Henry D. Barron, superintendent of schools, 1861.
Mons P. Jerdee, municipal judge, 1891.
Robert Smith, highway commissioner, 1911.
John S. Klinka, county agent, 1914.

ORGANIZATION

Townships                                                Date Organized

St. Croix Falls, Osceola, (Leroy)                Nov. 9, 1852
History of St. Croix Valley, page 710
Sterling, (Moscow)                                                 1855
Alden                                                                     1857
Farmington                                                             1858
Lincoln                                                                   1860
(Records lost 1863. May 18, 1863, county board passed resolution legalizing organization of above towns)
Black Brook                                             June 24, 1867
Laketown                                                  May 20,1874
West Sweden                                          Nov. 15, 1875
Clayton                                                    Nov. 18, 1875
Apple River                                              June 22, 1876
Clam Falls                                               Nov. 14, 1876
Luck                                                         Nov. 9, 1869
Milltown .                                                Dec. 20, 1869
Balsam Lake                                            Dec. 20, 1869
Lorain                                                     Nov. 14, 1872
Eureka                                                     Dec. 16, 1873
Clear Lake                                               June 20, 1877
Georgetown                                            Nov. 14, 1878
Beaver                                                    Nov. 11, 1885
Garfield                                                    Jan. 20, 1886
Bone Lake                                              Nov. 16, 1888
Johnstown                                               Nov. 15, 1889
McKinley                                                Nov. 10, 1897
 

Villages          Township of               Date Organized
Osceola                                                     Aug. 10, 1887
St. Croix Falls                                                          1888
Amery                                                                      1891
Clear Lake                                                               1894
Frederic                                                                   1903
Centuria                                                                   1901
Balsam Lake                                                            1905
Luck                                                                        1905
Clayton                                                                    1909
Milltown                                                                  1910
Dresser                                                                    1919

City
Amery                                                   Organized  1919
 

LIST OF OFFICERS -  INCOMPI.ETE

The records of Polk county from organization to 1863 were lost or stolen. C. H. Staples who was county clerk in 1863 made the following affidavit to the board of supervisors:

“C. H. Staples, clerk of the board of supervisors of Polk county, being duly sworn, deposes and says that between the 19th and 24th of April, 1863, the building occupied by the county officers was entered by some person or persons and there was taken from them the records of the county, containing all the proceedings of the board of supervisors, since the organization of the county, also a copy of the tax sales of said county, and said book has not to this day been returned. Sworn and subscribed to before me this 18th day of May, 1863. W. M. Blanding, county judge.”

The above explains why there are some omissions and discrepancies in this directory of officers up to 1863.
 

COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMEN

When Polk county was organized in 1853, it appears that the county govern-ment was vested in three supervisors and this system prevailed up to November, 1871, when the local town chairmen constituted the county board. There were nine towns organized in 1870 so there were nine members on the county board at the November session. Up to that time the town chairmen were only town officers. The three county supervisors were elected at the November elections and elections were held every November.
About the 20th of April, 1863, all county public records were stolen from the building occupied by the county offices in Osceola. This left the county without any official records from the time the county was organized in 1853 to 1863.
A copy of' the first issue of the St. Croixian started in St. Croix Falls and dated December 9,1860,listed five members on the county board. They were Wm. J. Vincent, chairman; Daniel Mears, R. C. Moore, J. D. Craigan, and Humphrey Sawyer.
Other officers were Isaac Hale, county judge; A. Gaylord, treasurer; Wm. A. Falboys, register of deeds; H. H. Gerrick, sheriff; J. D. Williams, clerk of court; M. A. Dowling, district attorney; Chas. EI. Staples, county clerk; Wm. M. Blanding, county surveyor; Ira Scott, coroner..

However, at the November election in 1862, only three supervisors were elected: J. F. Nason, William Kent and Wm. Blanding and at the November elec-tion in 1863, the people again elected three: M. J. Godfrey for district No. 1; Robert Wilson for No 2; and Wm. J. Vincent for No. 3.
1864 – No record.
1865 – Wm. J. Vincent, chairman; H. H. Newbury, and Amos S. Gray.
1866 – W. J. Vincent, chairman, 3rd district; Stephen Rowcliff, 1st; and H. H. Hanscome, 2nd.
1868 – Wm. J. Vincent, chairman; John S. Godfrey, 2nd; O. J. Campbell,. 1st district.
1869 – W. J. Vincent, chairman; O. J. Campbell, 1st; Lewis Watson, 2nd.
1870 – W. J. Vincent, chairman; Chas. Tea, 1st; and C. H. Staples, 2nd.

COUNTY BOARD CHAIRMEN -  TERM OF OFFICE

Daniel Mears                          1871
A. A Heald                        1872-74
 V. M. Babcock                      1875
Geo. D. McDill              1876-1879
William Amery                  1880-81
V. M. Babcock                  1882-84
Nelson Lawson                  1885-88
Paul Nielsen                     1889-90
C. W. Staples                        1891
Rcuben F. Little                1892-94
 Paul Nielsen                    1895-97
John F. Kavanaugh            1898-99
J. K. Davis                       1900-01
John F. Kavanaugh            1902-03
P. J. Barry                         1904-5
Geo. F. Griffin                   1906-7
Robt. Smith                       1908-9
Geo. F. Clark                       1910
W. C. Reilly                    1911-12
G. F. Clark                          1913
A. Ryder'                        1914-15
Geo. A. Nelson              1916-17
W. W. Winchester            1918-19
Emil Casperson               1920-21
Bern Jorgensen               1922-23
Edward Swenson             1924-25
Jas. Flanigan                  1926-27
’Fred N. Nelson              1928-29
Edw. Swenson                1930-31
Bern Jorgensen               1932-33
H. E. Anderson                   1934
R. A. Peabody                1935-36
W. S. Davison               1937-38
Paul A. O. Pedersen       1939-40
F. H. Caudy                   1941-42
Peter Frandsen               1943-44
Henry L. Swanson           1945-46
Andrew Alm                  1947-48
E. L. Benjamin               1949-50
Clarence Hallberg           1951-52
Louis Zahradka                   1953
 

STATE SENATORS

When Wisconsin was organized as a state in 1848, Polk county was a part of Crawford county. The first state senator to represent what is now Polk county was Daniel S. Fenton of Prairie du Chien, Crawford county. James Fischer followed Fenton in 1849-50 and Hiram A. Wright served in 1851-52.

Benjamin Allen was senator in 1S53 when Polk county was organized, and again in 1854. Others who followed as state senators were William T. Gibson, William Wilson, Daniel Mears, Charles B. Cox, H. L. Humphrey, Austin H. Young, Marcus A. Fulton, Wm. J. Copp, Edward H. Ives, Joseph R. Irish, Henry D. Barron, Sam S. Fifield and James Hill.

Up to 1881 senators were elected for two-year terms and the legislature met every year. From then on senators have been electecl for four-year terms. Ashland county, Burnett, Douglas, Dallas (Barron), LaPointe, Polk, Pierce and St. Croix counties comprised our senatorial district for many years. About 1900, the district was reduced to Burnett, Douglas and Polk, and ten years later Barron, Dunn and Polk were organized as the 29th district and so it remains today..

Joel F. Nason, St. Croix Falls, followed Senator Hill in 1885-87; Chas. S. Tay-lor, 1889-91; W. H. Phipps, 1893; Thos. R. Mills, 1895-97; Edgar B. Mills, 1889-1901; George B. Hudnall, 1903-5-7-9; Victor Linley, 1911-15; Al  C. Anderson, 1917-19-21; C. B. Casperson, 1923-25-27-29; John Anderson, 1931-37; A. J. Connors, 1939-41; Chas. D. Madsen, 1943-45-47, resigned January 1949 to become county judge; John Olson, elected at April election, 1949, served 1949 session; Wm. D. Owen elected November 1950. For the most part, years indicate session served.

Because of changes made in district boundary lines, time of elections and length of terms, from time to time, the writer only assumes that the above names and dates are correct.

MEMBERS OF ASSEMBLY

When Wisconsin was organized as a state in 1848, the first assemblyman to represent what is now Polk county was Joseph Brown. At the third session of the legislature, 1850, John S. Watrous; then John O. Henning in 1851; Otis Hoyt in 1852; Orrin T. Maxson in 1853.

When Polk county was organized in 1853, the assembly district embraced what is now Polk, Burnett, Dallas (Barron), Douglas and what was then called LaPoint county.

Henry D. Barron was elected assemblyman in 1861-2-3; Amos L. Gray, Osceola, in 1864; Barron in 1865-6; W. J. Copp, 1867; Barron, 1868; Samuel B. Dresser, 1869; Vaughn Moore, 1870; Barron, 1871-72; Sam S. Fifield, 1873-4-5; Woodbury S. Groves, 1876; Canute Anderson, 1877; William J. Vincent, 1878; L. L. Gunderson, 1879; George D. McDill, 1880-2; Frank M. Nye, 1884; J. H. McCourt, 1886-8; Henry B. Dike, 1890-92; Henry P. Burdick, 1894; Lester B. Dresser, 1896-98; Ole Erickson, 1900; Simon Thorson, 1902; A. P. Jerdee, 1904; J. P. Peterson, 1906; Axel Johnson, 1908-10-12-14; C. B. Casperson, 1916; George A. Nelson, 1920-22-24; E. E. Husband, 1926-28; Marius Dueholm, 1930-32-34-36; D. D. Kennedy, 1938-40-42; R. A. Peabody, 1944-53.
 

CIRCUIT COURT JUDGES

In judicial circles, Polk county gradually grew up until 1860 when it became a part of the Eighth Judicial Circuit. The Wisconsin 1909 Blue Book, page 998, lists S. S. N. Fuller as judge from 1855 to 1860 when he resigned and Henry D. Barron was appointed. Barron served a year or so and was elected to the state assembly. L. P. Weatherby followed Barron and served from 1860 to 1866 when he died.

Solon H. Clough, a law partner of Henry C. Baker, an uncle of Harry D. Baker, St. Croix Falls, moved from Hudson to Osceola ac that he could accept appointment to the vacancy. Judge Clough later moved to Superior. Irvine L. Lenroot, court reporter, later congressman and U. S. senator, married Clara Clough. Clough was judge ten years when Henry D. Barron was elected and he served until his death at St. Croix Falls, January 26, 1882. Clough was again appointed and he served until 1889 to be followed by P. D. Marshall. Marshall served six years and resigned, 1895, to become a member of the state supreme court.

A. J. Vinje was appointed August 10, 1895, and he resigned January 1, 1908, for a seat on the supreme court. He became Chief Justice and served until his death in March, 1929.

Frank A. Ross, followed Vinje in 1908. He died in 1917 and Wm. R. Foley became judge. Foley died January 18, 1940.
Chas. A. Taylor, Barron attorney, was appointed January 24. At a special election in April, 1941, Carl M. Daley, Superior, was  elected.

Polk county  became a part of the Eleventh district about 1880.

MUNICIPAL JUDGES

For many years counties like Polk had three courts, the circuit court, county court and justice courts. County courts did not have criminal jurisdiction. (Our Polk county court was given criminal jurisdiction in 1927). The need for a court with criminal jurisdiction between that of the circuit and justice courts was seen and special legislative acts were made setting up municipal courts. Such a court for Polk county was established in March, 1891, with jurisdiction in cases where the penalty did not exceed $500.00. Justice courts had jurisdiction up to $100.00.

A petition was circulated around Osceola and St. Croix Falls asking Mons P. Jerdee, a St. Croix Falls attorney, to be a candidate at the spring election, April, 1891, and he became Polk county’s first municipal judge.

Chas. H. Oakey, Osceola, was elected in April, 1893, and served until October 31, 1900. N. E. Johnson, a Balsam Lake attorney, was appointed in 1901 and served until 1907 when he resigned. Henry Vold and J. J. Tuttle, Balsam Lake justices, served as acting municipal judges until 1911 when C. S. Roberts was appointed and he served until his death in 1926 when James L. McGinnis took over as judge. Succeeding judges were E. Nelton, M. J. McDonald, Spencer Yates, 1939, when Chas. D. Madsen was elected and he served until he was elected district attorney in 1945 and Louis G. Nagler was elected.
 

COUNTY JUDGES OF POLK COUNTY

Under an act passed by the legislature in 1927, the county judge of Polk county was granted civil and criminal jurisdiction paramount to jurisdiction of circuit judges in cases with $25,000 statutory limitation.
Isaac Hale, Osceola, 1856-62.
Juneas Bartlett, St. Croix Falls, 1862, died March 1862.
William Blanding, St. Croix Falls, 1862-66.
William Kent, Osceola, 1866-68. Resigned June 1868.
Robert Kent, Osceola, 1868-78.
Ole Larson, Osceola, 1878-1900. Died Nov. 28, 1900.
Chas. H. Oakey, Osceola, appointed December 1900, 1900-10.
Louis Copeland, Frederic, 1910; Resigned January 1916.
Carl M. Lynn, Osceola, 1916-1938. Died July 27, 1938.
Howard D Blanding, St. Croix Falls, appointed Aug. 3, 1938. Died Dec. 8, 1948.
C'has. D. Madsen, Luck, 1948-53.

REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS SINCE 1848

After Wisconsin was organized as a territory in 1836, it had one delegate in Congress to represent the territory but he had no vote. When Wisconsin was organized in 1848, it was divided into two congressional districts. William Pitt Lynde was elected for the first district and Mason C. Darling for the second.
According to the 1907 Blue Book, page 1008, the district which embraced Polk county has been represented by the following:
James Duance Doty, 1849-51
John B. Macy, 1851-55
Chas. Billinghurst, 1855-59
Chas. H. Larrabee 1859-41
A. Scott Sloan, 1861-63
Walter McIndoe, 1863-69
C. C. Washburn, 1869-71
Jeremiah E. Rusk, 1871-73
A. S. McDill, 1873-75
George W. McCabe, 1875-77
Thaddeus C. Pound, 1877-83
Wm. T. Price, 1883-87
Nils P. Haugen, 1888-95
John J. Senkins, 1895-1909
Irvine L Lenroot, 1909-18
A. P. Nelson, 1918-22
Hubert H. Peavey, 1923-34
Barney J. Gehrmann, 1935-42
Alvin E. O’Konski, 1943-53.
A. P. Nelson was elected at a special election October 22, 1918, to succeed Mr. Lenroot who was elected U. S. Senator to succeed Paul O. Husting who was accidentally  shot while duck hunting.

FROM ANNUAL TO BI-ANNUAL ELECTIONS

On March 10, 1883, a law went into effect which did away with annual, November, elections and provided that thereafter general elections should be held biannually. Up to November, 1882, state and county elections were held each year.

1953 – OFFICIAI. LIST – 1953
Walter J. Kohler, Jr., Governor 1950
Alexander Wiley, U. S. Senator 1938
Joseph R. McCarty, U. S. Senator 1946
Alvin E. O’Konski, Congressman 1942
William D. Owen, State Senator 1950
R. A. Peabody, Assemblyman 1944
Carl H. Daley, Circuit Judge 1941
Chas. D. Madsen, County Judge 1949
Louis G. Nagler, Municipal Judge 1945
Louis Zahradka, Chairman County Board 1953
Victor A. Hansen, County Clerk 1918
James W. Moore, Sheriff 1940
George W. Peterson, Dist. Att’y 1945
Walter T. Peterson, Clerk of Courts 1926
Ernest Lundberg, Treasurer 1942
Donald Ferguson, Register Deeds 1948
L .A. Bune, Supt. Schools 1946
John C. Park, Coroner 1936
C. A. Lundmark, Highway Commissioner 1938
 

COUNTY CLERKS OF POLK COUNTY

Issac Freeland, elected at Polk county’s first election, Nov. 8, 1853, served one year.
Joel F. Nason
F. W. Abbott
C. W. Staples
Joel F Nason
William J. Vincent 1871-77
Iver Michaelson 18'78-80
John Norgaard 1882-88
Nelson Lawson 1889-93
Manfred Smith 1893-96
Ernest Scharin 1897-1900
Ferdinand Rasmussen 1901-05
Amil Markee 1906-10
Nels Swanson 1911-18
Victor A. Hansen 1919-53

COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS

Henry D. Barron 1861
Robert A. Clark 1863
A. B. Peabody 1865
Charles E. Mears 1869
James W. Dean 1876
Marcellus Tozer 1878
Henry B. Dike 1861
Marcellus Tozer 1885
Lester B. Dresser 1887
Carrie Asp 1891
Jens P. Pedersen 1894
Cassius W. Monty 1900-08
Lida Blanding 1911 Resigned, August 1911.
Martin Stenerson, Ap’td Aug. 1911 Resigned August 1918.
Gail Chadwick, Appointed Aug. 1918
Evelyn Weed April, 1921
P. J. Lynch April, 1923
Kenneth Outcelt April, 1933 Resigned November, 1945.
Alvina Starry acted officially until Feb., 1946
L. R. Bune, Appointed Feb., 1946

COUNTY SHERIFFS - Elected

 Edgar Treadwell 1853
M. H. Peaslee 1858-59
Hency C. Herrick 1860-63
Joseph B. Churchill 1864-65
William Wilson 1866-69
Albert Fisk 1869-70
James W. Dean 1870-72
M. H. Peaslee 1873-74
John Robinson 1874-75
V. M. Babcock 1877-78
Samuel B. Dresser 1879-80
T. F. Monty 1880-82
John Brokaw 1883-84
Page N. Butts 1885-86
Patrick J. Barry 1887-88
William C. Reilly 1889-90
George Lombard 1891-92
T. F. Monty 1893-94
Joseph Vassau 1895-96
Louis Schmidt 1897-98
Alex J. McLennan 1899-1900
William Johnson 1901-02
Nels N. Dueholm 1903-04
John Edman 1905-06
Ole Peterson 1907-08
Frank Corey 1909-10
Gus T. Johnson 1911-12
Ole H. Peterson 1913-14
James A. Olson 1915-16
Ole H. Peterson 1917-18
George B. Mattson 1919-20
Ole H. Peterson 1921-22
James Olson 1923-24
George B. Mattson 1925-26
James A. Olson 1927-28
Caroline Olson 1929-30
James A. Olson 1931-32
Caroline Olson 1933-34
John Helstern 1935-38
James W. Moore 1940
Katharine Moore 1944
James W. Moore 1946
Katharine Moore 1950
James W. Moore 1952

CLERKS OF COURT OF POLK COUNTY

Isaac Freeland 1853
L. W. Streeter 1854
Shuball Collins 1856
William Talboys 1857
S. D. Williams 1861
Amos L. Gray 1863
Louis Nagler 1865
Asahel Kimball 1866
Andrew Granum 1879
Andrew Hennings 1881
W. L. Sadler 1888
Alvin A. Heald 1892
Nels A. Davidson 1896
Lemon A. Parslow 1900
John Davidson 1906
John H. McLean 1910
Resigned April, 1917.
E. E. Husband, appointed 1917 served through 1926.
Walter T. Peterson 1926

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OF POLK COUNTY

Nelson McCarthy 1853
Isaac Freeland 1856
Harman Crandall 1857
Wm. J. Vincent 1858
Julius C. Butts 1859
James D. Reymert 1861
Isaac Freeland 1862
Henry D. Barron 1863
Isaac Freeland 1869
Samuel Thompson 1871
George D. McDill 1876
V. M. Babcock 1877
Frank M. Nye 1879
H. P. Burdick 1884
V. M. Babcock 1890
W. T. Kennedy 1892
Ole E. Anderson 1896
William T. Kennedy 1900
George R. Frye 1904
Carl M. Lynn 1910
Chas. S. Roberts 1914
C. B. W. Ryckman 1920
Howard D. Blanding 1922
James L. McGinnis 1928
Chas. D. Madsen 1936
M. J. McDonald 1938
Henry C. Cakey March, 1945
Geo. W. Peterson 1948 Entered service, Jan. 1951. Robert L. Grindell, Acting
Geo. W. Peterson May, 1952

COUNTY TREASURERS OF POLK COUNTY

William Kent, elected 1853
William Blanding, elected 1854
F. W. Abbott 1858-59
Augustus Gaylord 1860-61
William Talboys 1862-65
Alvin A. Heald 1866-69
William Amery 1870-73
Fred Dresser 1874-77
Robert Downend 1878-84
M. C. Pedersen 1885-87
William Wilson 1888-92
Lester Bell   1893-96
Peter H. Johnson  1897-1900
Martin Olson 1901-04
Albert Newman 1905-08
John H. McLean 1909-12
Chas. Edman 1913-16
Nels J. Larsen 1917-20
Anton Nelson 1921-24
Edward Anderson 1925-42
Ernest Lundberg 1943-53

COUNTY AGENTS

John S. Klinka 1914-24
H. R. Richardson 1926-28
C. F. Claflin     1928-30
A. 0. Folette 1931-35
Lyle Lamphere 1935-36
William Marquart 1937-41
Kenneth Wallin 1941-43
Earle Sanford 1943-47
Irving Mork 1947-48
Myron Groskopp 1948-53

ASSISTANT COUNTY AGENTS

Irving Mork 1946
Myron Groskopp 1947
Maurice Hovland 1948
Wayne Nelson 1950-53

COUNTY HOME AGENTS

Vera Hub 1936-45
Ruth Pady 1945-46
Lucille Uelman 1946-48
Margaret Goodell 1948-51
Mary Jane Manson 1951-53

SURVEYORS OF POLK COUNTY

O. A. Clark 1853
William Blanding 1854
Samuel Deneen 1861
Henry Newberry 1863
J. S. Godfrey 1865
Albert Essen 1867
A. C. Bennett 1873
John E. Ekwurtzeil 1876
Worthy Prentice 1877
S. N. DeGolier 1886
Seymour W. Blanding 1894
William McCourt 1900
H. W. McCourt 1912
Hans Lawson 1918
C. P. A. Jensen 1922

REGISTERS OF DEEDS

Isaac Freeland, elected 1853
L. W. Streeter, elected 1854
William Falboys 1857-60
Eugene E. Blanding 1862-65
Asahel Kimball 1866-75
Iver Michaelson 1876-78
Asahel Kimball 1878-82
Fred A. Dresser 1882-86
A. J. Houghdahl 1887-90
Fred L. Englin 1891-94
Henry P. Anderson 1895-98
Paul Nielsen 1899-1902
Simon Twetten 1903-06
Eugene Chadwick 1907-08
Nels Simley 1909-12
John H. Towers 1913-41 Died June 24, 1941
E. E. Husband 1941-42
Anona Olson 1943-Resigned
Donald L. Ferguson 1943-53

CORONERS OF POLK COUNTY

Harman Crandal1 1853
Charles Clark 1854
Charles Ayers 1856
A. L. Tuttle 1857
D. F. Smith 1858
Silias Scott 1859
Lucien Perkins 1861
Barney Volkering 1863
S. T. Cragin 1865
J. F. Akins 1866
Willis Scott 1867
Emil Florschultz 1869
William Emery 1871
Michael FitzgeraId 1873
Samuel Emery 1877
P. Gates 1886
Henry A. Holiday 1888
H. E. Combacker 1892
Edward HoIiday 1894
George W. Balkcom 1898
Herbert B. Crommett 1900
C. P. Horn 1904
Dr. L. A. Hoffmier 1906
Dr. Jas. D. Nicholson 1910
M. E. Ryan 1914
H. C. Caldwell 1916
A. N. Nelson 1918
Dr. Ries 1920
John . Krusche 1922
W. C. Park 1930
Chas. I. Johnson 1934
H. C. Wetterlund 19 __
John C. Park 1936

POLK COUNTY NORMAL PRINCIPALS

W. F. Lusk 1905-06
C. W. Monty 1906
Carrie Nason
Edna SchofieId
J. C. Binford
J. C. Rutherford
L. Heinsohn
Nels Erickson

HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS

Robert Smith 1911-14
J. R. McLean 1914-18
Carl Nystrom 1918-30
Matt Miller 1930-19 –
C. A. Lundmark 19 – 1953

POLK COUNTY NURSES

Valerie Drew 1938-40
Nell Irene Erickson 1940-42
Laura Nelson 1942-43
Mrs. Robert Anderson 1943-47
Elizabeth Winpenny 1947-52
Louina Younger 1952-53

WELFARE DIRECTORS

W. J. Fraipont 1940-41
P. J. Lynch 1941-53
John Borup 1953

GAME WARDENS

W. C. Reilly 1887
Fred Nason, St. Croix Falls
Ole Rooth, Osceola
Albert Lee, Luck
Chauncey Weitz
John Goberville
Earl Gingles
Loren Bonde
Robert Ward

COUNTY TRAFFIC OFFICERS

Ed. O. Johnson 1936
Merle Beedle 1946

TOWN CHAIRMEN OF ALDEN

V. M. Babcock 1862
John M. Thornton 1863
Humphrey Sawyer 1864
E. Gove 1865
Capt. A. A. Kelly 1866
Joseph Vassau 1867
William Folsom 1868
C. L. Tea 1869
Humphrey Sawyer 1870
V. M. Babcock 1871
John A. Hanson 1872-73
V. M. Babcock 1874-75
Peter H. Johnson 1876
O. Oderud 1877-81
V. M. Babcock 1882-83
O. Oderud 1884
V. M. Babcock 1885-87
Joseph Vassau 1888-91
Peter H. Johnson 1892
Joseph Vassau 1893
Peter Tollefson 1894-98
Ole S. Lee 1899-1901
Peter Tollefson 1902
T. O. Winger 1903-04
Peter Tollefson 1905
Hans Christensen 1906
Peter Tollefson 1907-12
Chars Moen 1913
H. L. Daniels 1914-16
Ole S. Lee 1917
W. B. Elwell 1918
P. J. Bjurna   1919
Peter Tollefson 1920-21
Ole S. Lee  1922
N. A. Eldon  1923-24
N. M. Nelson 1925-29
Olof Haugerud 1930-33
H. L. Daniels 1934-36
A. C. Kjeseth 1937-48
Raymond Thompson 1949-50
Lloyd H. Johnson 1951-53

TOWN CHAIRMEN OF APPLE RIVER

Chester W. Haskins 1877-79
David Stratton 1880-82
Chester W. Haskins 1883
P. J. Isaacson 1884-86
Joseph Johnson 1887-91
C. 0. Isaacson  1892-93
Al J. Anderson 1894-1900
H. P. Anderson 1901
A. J. Anderson 1902-06
A. A. Ekegren 1907-08
Amil Markee 1909-12
A.J. Anderson 1913-16
F. J. Remund 1917-20
Edward Swenson 1921-26
Gust Hallberg 1927-29
Edward Swenson 1930-34
Gust Hallberg 1935
John Solin 1936
Clarence Hallberg 1937-53

BALSAM LAKE TOWN CHAIRMEN

George P. Anderson  1871
Joseph Loveless 1872
Ferman R. Loveless 1873
Hiram Fay 1874-75
John M. Rogers 1876-78
Benj. Toby 1879
John M. Rogers 1880
Ferman R. Loveless 1881
John M. Rogers 1882
John Wade 1883
N. A. Davidson 1884-85
Ferman R. Loveless 1886
J. W. Park 1887-88
Chas. Edman 1889
J. W. Park 1890
N. A. Davidson 1891
Warren L. Tuttle 1892
J.W. Park 1893-97
Isaac S. Freeman 1898
George L. Freeman 1899
W. W. Seery 1900
W. H. Hooper 1901
Chas. Edman 1902-04
Thos. H. Lee 1905-06
Chas. Edman 1907-09
Roy Cole 1910
C. E. Nelson 1911-13
Free Ruck 1914-16
Ray Howey 1917-18
Geo. L. Freeman 1919-20
Free Ruck 1921-22
Geo. L. Freeman 1923
Free Ruck 1924-26
Geo. S. Wade 1927
Free Ruck 1928-30
N. J. Larsen 1931-33
Edw. L. McKenzie 1934-37
Millard Freeman 1938-39
Edw. L. McKenzie 1940
Elmer Waldo 1941-50
Edw. L. McKenzie 1951-53

BEAVER TOWN CHAIRMEN

J. C. Shaw 1889
L. W. Kingsbury 1890-95
J. C. Shaw 1896-97
L. W. Kingsbury 1898
S. P. Swanson 1899-1906
Albert Rosenbush 1907-12
W. S. Davison 1913-18
Chas. Fern 1919-20
W. S. Davison 1921-23
Geo. R. Frye 1924-26
Axel Palmer 1927
L. W. Madden 1928
W. S. Davison 1929-33
Elmer Perrin 1934
W. S. Davison 1936-53

BLACK BROOK TOWN CHAIRMEN

J. C. Nelson 1868-70
L. G. Nash 1871
R. H. Clark 1872
F. Fitch 1873-78
A. J. Houghdahl 1879-83
C. W. Hinman 1884
A. J. Houghdahl 1885-86
J. K. Davis 1887
Ed. Southmayd 1888-89
Eugene Chadwick 1890
A. J. Houghdahl 1891-94
J. K. Davis 1895-1902
Eugene Chadwick 1903-06
Al Ryder 1907-16
Eugene Chadwick 1917-18
H. McCluskey 1919-22
Geo. W. Jones 1923-24
G. Gilbertson 1925-32
Geo. W. Jones 1933
G. Gilbertson 1934
Art O. Anderson 1935-36
P. E. Titze 1937-39
W. R. Holcomb 1940-47
Percy Reed 1948-53

TOWN OF BONE LAKE CHAIRMEN

N. N. Dueholm 1889-95
J. P. Madsen 1896
Niels Sorenson 1897-1901
Jens P. Madsen 1902
Jens Jensen 1903-06
Niels Sorenson 1907
Jens Jensen 1908-12
C. P. A. Jenssen 1913-19
S. J. Morton 1920
C. P. A. Jenssen  1921
Marius Dueholm 1922-30
Peter Frandsen 1931-44
Harvey Dueholm 1945-53

CLAM FALLS TOWN CHAIRMEN

Dan F. Smith 1877-84
John Bjornson 1885-87
H. C. Fischer 1888-91
P. C. Paulson 1892
Louis Dinger 1893-96
H. C. Fischer 1897
Thore Bjornson 1898
Louis Sund 1899-1900
L. Dinger 1901
H. C. Fischer 1902
F. H. Turner 1903
Louis Sund 1904-06
H. C. Fischer 1907
Louis Sund 1908-09
John G. Johnson 1910
Louis Sund 1911-12
Frank Jewell 1913
Sam Larson 1914-15
Frank Jewell 1916-17
F. M. Staples  1918
Ed J. Anderson 1919-21
Wm. Carley 1922-27
John Lawson 1928-33
Anton Johnson 1934-35
Christ Koed 1936-37
John Lawson 1938
Christ Koed 1939-40
Christ Haugerud 1941
Peder T. Amundsen 1942-43
Leo Anderson 1944-49
Leonard Nelson 1950-52
Alfred Kameyer 1953

CLAYTON TOWN CHAIRMEN

S. M. DeGolier 1876-77
S. F. Richardson 1878
J. W. lanes 1879-81
M. J. Cary 1882
F. P. Little 1883-85
W. L. Sadler 1886-88
R. F. Little 1889-94
Gust Paulson 1895-99
Chas. Lundstrom 1900-03
W. A. Prentice 1904-07
J. C. Tanner 1908-10
Swan Palmberg 1911-12
J. C. Tanner 1913-16
W. G. Paulson 1917-25
R. E. Dusel 1926
W. G. Paulson 1927-29
J. C. Tanner 1930-32
W. G. Paulson 1933
Albert Nelson 1934
W. G. Paulson 1935-53

CLEAR LAKE TOWN CHAIRMEN

S. P. Mann 1878-79
H. P. Burdick 1880-82
J. N. Johnson . 1883
C W. Jones 1884-86
W. R. Ingalls . 1887
John H. Wall  1888
G. L. Ufford 1889
J. C. Nelson 1890-91
Peleg Burdick 1892
J. C Nelson 1893
A. D. Olmstad 1894-97
T. C. Walsworth 1898-1902
Ole A. Felland 1903
Chas. A. Clark 1904
J. A. Walsworth . 1905
Joseph Holmes 1906-07
J. R. Pierson 1903
Chas. F. Kennetz 1909-13
Wilson Martin 1914-17
John N. Paulson 1918-21
J. W. Barney 1922-28
Ed Larson 1929-31
Zulius Gilbertson 1932-35
C C Clirk  1936-53

EUREKA TOWN CHAIRMEN

L. A. Harper 1874
Andrew Granum 1875
Parley B. Tuttle 1876
Klatt Young 1877-83
Oliver Mineau 1884-86
James Brown 1887-90
Oliver Mineau 1891-92
James Brown 1893
Louis Peterson 1894
Austin C. Hoover 1895-98
Oliver Mineau 1899-1901
S. C. Pomeroy 1902-08
Oliver Mineau 1909-10
S. C. Pomeroy 1911-12
E. J. Day 1913
John A. Petersen 1914
Emil Casperson 1915-25
Sam Lunmsden 1926
Chas. Burnstad 1927-33
James Frokjer 1934-39
Chas. Burnstad 1940-42
Henry Ebert 1943
Chas. Burnstad 1944
James Casperson 1945-48
S. C. Seual 1949-51
James Casperson 1951-53

FARMINGTON TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1858
Harmon Crandall 1859
No Record 1860 - 62
O. J. Campbell 1863
C L. Tea 1864
Chapin Kimball 1865
James Cording 1866
A..T. Campbell 1867
Andrew Kent 1868-69
Michael I.ynch 1870-71
Andrew Kent 1872-86
M. E. Madden 1887-91
August Beyl 1892-93
Louis Nagler 1894
August Beyl 1895-96
Pat S. Barry 1897-1901
Albert Neuman 1902
Pat J. Barry 1903-07
Chas. Pilgrim 1908
Fred Pilgrim 1909-12
Albert Neuman 1913-15
A. A. Schmidt 1916-18
A. C. Nagler 1919
Frank Nagler 1920
A. C. Nagler 1921
August Demulling 1922-24
A. C. Nagler 1925
August Demulling 1926-43
Louis Zahradka 1944-53

GARFIELD TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1886
A. W. Sylvester 1886-88
William Johnson 1889-93
Erick Hilbery 1894
William Johnson 1895
A. E. Sylvester 1896
A. W. Sylvester 1897
William Johnson 1898-99
Ferdinand H. Rasmussen 1900
Frank L. Corey 1901-07
F. H. Rasmussen 1908-09
Joe E. Clark 1910
Anton Nelsen 1911-12
Frank L Corey 1913-14
Anton Nelson 1915-18
Joe E. Clark 1919-20
O. M. Vold 1921-23
B. S. Isaacson  1924-20
Harry Anderson 1927-33
Harry Hallquist 1934
Albert Ross 1935
D. D. Kennedy 1936
Harry Hallquist 1937-38
W. E. Anderson 1939-43
Roy Rasmussen 1944-46
.Harry Hallquist 1947-49
Roy Rasmussen 1950-53

GEORGETOWN TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1878
David H. Smith 1879
C. R. Drake 1880
J. A. Foote 1881
Geo. P. Anderson 1882-84
J. R. Philips 1885
Geo. P. Anderson 1886-87
John Pawling 1888-89
Sidney S. Anderson 1890
John W. Shay 1891-92
Joseph Crane 1893-96
Hugh Philips 1897
George Crane 1898
Joseph Crane 1899-1901
George Hansen 1902-04
H. W. Radcliff 1905-07
J. H. Crane 1909
John Grimes 1910
Jess O. Ellis 1911-13
J. E. Harriman 1913
W. S. Crane 1914
Jess O. Ellis 1915-16
Isadore Belisle 1917-20
Ernest Butzberger 1921-23
Henry Hagen 1924-25
J. C. Molamphy 1926-27
Ernest Butzberger 1928-30
Isadore Belisle 1931-33
Lucas Rostad 1934-36
W. S. Crane 1937-43
C. B. Dueholm 1944-48
G. V. Parent 1949-53

JOHNSTOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1889
Chas. Helbig 1890-91
R. A. Christian 1892
L. Christian 1893
Chas. Helbig 1894-95
R. A. Christian 1896
Rasmus Rasmussen 1897
Chas. Helbig 1898-99
R. Christian 1900-01
R. B. Phillips 1902-04
Wines Jansen 1905-06
R. B. Phillips 1907-09
Frank Engelbert 1910-12
Chas. Helbig 1913
Hans Ferman 1914-15
C. C. Porter 1916-18
Wm. Danniger 1919-20
Hans Ferman 1921-24
Wm. Danniger 1925
Robt. Marklund 1926
Gust Berglund 1927-28
W. G. Anders 1929-32 :
H. E. Thrun 1933
W. G. Anders 1934
Art Lundstrom 1935-36
Wm. Danniger 1937-53

LAKETOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1874
L. Bell 1875-79
O. N. Gronlund 1880-85
L. Bell 1886-89
John Walsten 1890-91
Paul A. Poulson 1892
O. N. Gronlund 1893
James Peterson 1894
John Walsten 1895-98
Simon K. Twetten 1899-1900
J. R. Murphy 1901-02
James Peterson 1903-07
C. B. Casperson 1908-12
C. E. Hanson 1913-14
C. B. Casperson 1915-16
C. E. Hanson 1917-18
Wm. McKee 1919
Bern Jorgensen  1920-24
C. E. Walsten 1925
Bern Jorgensen 1926-35
G. Elmer Bloom 1936-37
Stanley Larson 1938-41
Geo. A. Nelson 1942-44
Sam Stewart 1945-47
Geo. A. Nelson 1948-53

LINCOI.N TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1860
A. A. Heald 1861
No Record 1862-64
Jas. T. Akin 1865
James Lanegan 1866
W. L. Sadler 1867
Dr. M. Nevins 1868
Wm. R. Jones 1869
W. L Sadler 1870
William Wilson 1871
A. A. Heald 1872-74
Luther DeGolier 1875
Peter Nelson 1876
W. L. Sadler 1877-78
D. O. Thing 1879
W. L. Sadler 1880-82
Peter Jensen 1883
James Shaffner 1884
Wm. D. Thompson 1885
Dan F. Fox 1886-87
W. H. Robbins 1888
John A. Porter 1889
V. M. Babcock 1890
N. P. Nicholson 1891-92
William Wilson 1893
N. P. Nicholson 1894
A. B. Whittier 1895-98
John A. Porter 1899
Jacob Smith 1900
J. P. Johnson 1901
F. T. Seekins 1902
Nels Simley 1903-08
Seth Thompson 1909-12
Nels Simley 1913-14
Seth Thompson 1915-16
Sander Larson 1917-20
W. J. Fraipont 1921
James Flanigan 1922-27
Thos. Rowland 1928
Claus Johnson 1929-33
Ed Kinney 1934-35
Thos Fowler 1936-39
Henry L. Swenson 1940-48
Rudy Klein 1949-50
Henry L. Swanson 1951-52
H. F. Mitchell 1953

LORAIN TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1872
Frank Williams 1873
C Loraine Ruggles 1874
Frank Williams 1875
N. B. Bull 1876-79
Page N. Butts 1880-84
J. C. Terry 1885
Chas. Abbott 1886
Page N. Butts 1887
John Thornton 1888-89
Frank Hunter 1890
R. P. Latson 1891
J. L. Ellis 1892
John Thornton 1893
J. A. Olds 1894-96
R. R. Schoff 1897-98
A. E. Skidmore 1899-1900
S. A. Olds - 1991-02
Robert Smith 1903-05
J A. Olds 1906-07
Robert Smith 1908-10
Andrew Skrivcr 1911-13
W. H. Holliday 1914-15
Robert Smith 1916
John Lanpenbach 1917
W. A. Gillespi 1918
Robert Smith 1919
Carl Hendrickson 1920
H. E. Hubbard 1921
Nels Simonson 1922-24
E. B. Putman 1925
George P. Anderson 1926
Joseph Knipschield 1927
Geo. P. Anderson 1928
Carl Hendrickscn 1929-40
Joe Knipschield - 1941-43
Carl Hendrickson 1944
Harry Skriver 1945-53

LUCK TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1869
William Foster 1870
Dan F. Smith 1871-72
William Foster 1873
Dan F. Smith 1874-76
Stewart Jensen 1877
M. C. Pedersen 1878-84
Nelson Lawson 1885-88
M. C. Pedersen 1889-1900
J. P. Petersen 1901
M. C. Pedersen 1902-07
H. H. Bille 1908-10
M. C. Pedersen  1911-12
H. H. Bille  1913
Jens Pedersen  1914-16
H. H. Bille 1917-20
Fred N. Nelson 1921-28
Paul A. O. Pedersen 1929-44
Thorvald B. Sorensen 1945-53

McKINLEY TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized   1897
John Laberg 1898
Israel Risberg  1899
Frank Hunter 1900-01
John Peterson 1902
Israel Risberg 1903-05
Elroy C. Baer 1906-10
E. J. Pfluger 1911-13
Nels Anderson 1914-19
Israel Risberg 1920-26
J. B. Bither 1927-28
Wm. Miller 1929-33
Elroy C. Baer 1934-36
Wm. Miller 1937-41
Eric Renstrom 1942-49
B. J. Holmbeck 1950-53

MILLTOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1869
John Lynch 1870-71
Michael Lynch 1872-73
John Lynch 1874
Charles Elmgren 1875-76
H. M. Lillis 1877
Charles Elmgren 1878
John Nelson 1879
Nels Nelson 1880-81
J. P. Sorenson  1882-84
P. Nelson 1885
J. P. Sorenson  1886
Paul Nielsen 1887-1890
J. P. Sorenson  1891
Paul Nielsen 1892-98
John Davidson 1899-1901
Geo. A. Nelson 1902-04
Paul Nielsen 1905
P. C. Jensen 1906
Niels H. Nielsen 1907-09
N. J. Larsen 1910-16
S. J. Morton 1917
Paul Jensen 1918-19
Louis Johnson 1920
Paul Jensen 1921-23
Tinus Anderson 1924
Paul Jensen 1925-32
Berger Peterson 1933-38
S. J. Morton 1939
Andrew G. Jensen 1940
H. S. Hansen 1941-52
R. E. McClain 1953

OSCEOLA TOWN CHAIRMAN

Organized 1852
No Record 1853-63
Wm. J. Vincent, chairman co. b’rd 1864
William Kent 1865
J. S. Godfrey 1866
William Kent 1867
John S. Godfrey 1868
Lewis Walker 1869
Daniel Mears 1870-74
George D. McDill 1875-78
W. H. Tilton 1879
Samuel B. Dresser 1880-87
W. H. Tilton 1888-89
F. Wilke 1890-92
W. H. Tilton 1893
Ernest A. Scharin 1894-96
George F. Clark 1897-1910
C. J. Buss 1911-12
George F. Clark 1913-16
G. A. Hendrickson 1917-19
George F. Clark 1920
G. A. Hendrickson 1921-22
Chas. Lundberg 1923-24
James A. Olson 1925-26
F. W. Gruenewald 1927-31
Neal McGrew 1932-37
Jens P. Hansen 1938-42
Ambrose Johnson 1943-46
Gust W. Lau 1947-53

ST. CROIX FALLS TOWN CHAIRMEN

No Record 1854-63
William J. Vincent 1864
John Weymouth 1864
Henry D. Barron 1865
Joseph B. Churchill 1866
James Thompson 1867
Henry D. Barron 1868
William Young 1869
William Vincent 1870-71
John Robinson 1872-73
William Blanding 1874
William Amery 1875
William Blanding 1876
William Amery 1877
W. J. Vincent 1878-79
William Amery 1880
William Blanding 1881
W. J. Vincent 1882
Adam Seed 1883
J. N. Johnson 1884
W. J. Vincent 1885
William Amery 1886-87
John Brokaw 1888-91
John B. Towers 1892
Adam Seed 1893
John B. Towers 1894-96
James Hunter 1897-99
John B. Towers 1900-01
Frank P. Blanding 1902-05
James Hunter 1906
C. H. Anderson 1907
Frank P. Blanding 1908
Wm. Chinander 1909
Ernest Nelson 1910
Gust Sandgren 1911-1915
H. F. Taylor 1916
Frank P. Blanding 1917-24
Ernest Nelson 1925-29
Martin Ageson 1930-33
Robert Weesner 1934
Jack McKenzie 1935-36
Hogan Johnson 1937
Jack McKenzie 1938-39
John Northquist 1940-47
Jack McKenzie 1948-50
John Northquist 1951-53

STERLING TOWN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1855
Samuel Deneen 1856
No Record 1857-64
Canute Anderson 1865-66
J. A. Doty 1867
Henry T. French 1868 A
rnold Densmore 1869-70
L. McKee 1871-74
T. F. Monty 1875-79
George Emery 1880
Thomas Hanson 1881-85
D. D. Sallie 1886-88
Thomas Hanson 1889-91
C. D. Emery 1892
A. E. Smith 1893
Thomas Hanson 1894
T. F. Monty 1895
E. H. Florschultz 1896-1901
T. F. Monty 1902
Yelmer Swenson 1903
T. F. Monty 1904-05
Yelmer Swenson 1906-07
T. F. Monty 1908-10
Victor Stark 1911-14
Thos. Hanson 1915
T. F. Monty 1916
G. W. Sorenson 1917-18
Yelmer Swenson 1919
G. W. Sorenson 1920-22
Yelmer Swenson 1923-25
E. E. Dunkelberg 1926-28
Yelmer Swenson 1929-32
G. W. Sorenson 1933
Yelmer Swenson 1934
Harry Pomeroy 1935
G. W. Sorenson 1936-37
Clarence Westlund 1938-44
G. W. Sorenson 1945-53

WEST SWEDEN CHAIRMEN

Organized 1875
N. P. Johnson 1876
F. O. Jansson 1877
John A. Soderberg 1878-79
C. G. Grimh 1880
John A. Soderberg 1881-85
N. P. Johnson 1886
John A. Soderberg 1887-88
Andrew Anderson 1889-92
A. J. Rudberg 1893-94
John Chell 1895-1909
Frank Bjorkman 1910-14
John E. Skaife 1915
Frank Bjorkman 1916-19
Geo. Fries 1920-30
Hugo Soderberg 1931-33
C. J. Stevens 1933
Hugo Soderberg 1934-41
Edw. Matson 1942-52
Fred Lindh 1953

CITY OF AMERY SUPERVISORS

Organized as a village 1891

James Shaffner 1891
George F. Griffin 1892-93
Christ Peterson 1895
V. M. Babcock 1896-97
Christ Peterson 1898-1900
George F. Griffin 1901-08
Joe Vassau 1909-12
F. E. Yates 1913-14
W. W. Winchester 1915-20

Organized as a city 1919
First Ward
W. W. Winchester 1921-22
N. P. Swanson 1923
A. Ryder 1924-33
Tom L. Yates 1934-1942
A. M. Paulson 1943-51
Horace Clay 1952-53
Second Ward
Chas. Johnson 1921
G. A. Lindgren 1922-29
Fred Alwin 1930-42
Chas. M. Ellis 1943-53

BALSAM LAKE VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1905
J. W. Park 1905-08
H. W. Radcliff 1909-12
E. E. Husband 1913-14
Frank Wade 1915
E. E. Husband 1916 Resigned April 1917.
Henry Vold 1917
W. C. Park 1918-19
Alton Ely 1920-21
W. C. Park 1922
E. C. Perry 1923-28
John Boeris 1929-35
Geo. Peterson 1936-38
Wm. Martin 1939
E. E. Husband 1940
E C. Perry 1941-45
E. E. Husband 1946-52
Carl Lennartson 1953

CENTURIA SUPERVISORS

Organized 1904
J. R. Lowe 1904-06
A. J. Ochu 1907
J. R. Lowe 1908-09
Ed Dorry 1910-13
G. T. Johnson 1914-17
Ed Dorry 1918
Jas. F. Lynch 1919
A. B. Wisner 1920
B. B. Cornell 1921
Jas. Holmberg 1922
F. A. Handlos 1923
Swan Swanson 1924-26
J. E. Caldwell 1927-28
Wm. Ihrig 1929-37
Edw. Quist 1938-40
Wm. Ihrig 1941-43
Edw. Quist 1944
Joseph L. Rogers 1945-53
 

CLAYTON VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1909
W. A. Prentice 1909-1914
H. W. Jones 1915
H. A. White 1916
C. F. Wilcox 1917-18
A. C. Breitengross 1919-21
H. C. Wetterlin 1922-25
A. C. Breitengross 1926
H. C. Wetterlin 1927-30
Wm. Jones 1931
F. H. Caudy 1932-42
Earl Hansche 1943-53

CLEAR LAKE VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1894
Thomas Stout 1894-95
Chas. W. Ward 1896-97 J
ohn F. Kavanaugh 1898-1903
F. C. Partlow 1904-08
A. J. McLennan 1909-19
A. H. Breitengross 1920
Gust Paulson 1921-24
A. W. Marquardt 1925-29
W. F. Nash 1930-44
Chas. J. Benson 1945-48
J. C. Anderson 1949-52
Chas. J. Benson 1953

FREDERIC VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1903
Louis A. Copeland 1903
D. P. Butts 1904
H. R. Brown 1905
W. H. Parker 1906
L. A. Copeland 1907-08
J. W. Blackstone 1909-12
H. W. Ackman 1913-14
Frank Hatfield 1915
W. B. Elwell 1916-19
C. B. Casperson 1920-30
I. C. Olson 1931
R. G. Arveson 1932
H. E. Johnson 1933-34
H. C. Pederson 1935-52
Louis St. Angelo 1953

LUCK VII.LAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1905
F. T. Jones 1905
J. A. Smith 1906
P. M. C. Pedersen 1907-08
Jas. E. Schow 1909-121
P. M. C. Pedersen 1913-17
Mike Lackey 1918-19
Jens S. Pedersen 1920-27
O. W. Lund 1928
Jens S. Pedersen 1929-30
O. W. Lund 1931-33
Andrew Aim 1934-35
C. C. Pedersen 1937
Andrew Alm 1938-53

DRESSER SUPERVISORS

Organized 1919
A. F. Solomonson 1922-23
Geo. F. Clark 1924-25
O. M. Vold 1926
Geo. F. Clark 1927
O. M. Void 1928
Fred N. Nelson 1929-30
Geo. F. Clark 1931
Robert Soderberg 1932-33
A. F. Solomonson 1934
A. J. Hayman 1935-39
0. M. Vold 1940-43
Robert Soderberg 1943-50
John M. Erickson 1951-52
Robert Soderberg 1953

MILLTOWN VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1910
Peter Jepson 1910-12
Ole Enerson 1913
Peter Jepson 1914
Geo. A. Nelson 1915-20
Peter C. Nelson 1921-24
J. A. Smith 1925
Christ Johnson 1926-29
R. A. Peabody 1930-42
John Hammer 1943-48
Neal Reynolds 1949
Fred Christopherson 1950-53

OSCEOLA VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Village Elections In May
From 1887 when Osceola was organized as a village, village elections were held the first Tuesday in May while town elections were held in April. In 1895 the law was so changed that village elections were also held in April.
Organized 1887.
George D. McDill 1887
William C. Reilly 1888
C. W. Staples 1889-91
A. A. Heald 1892
William C. Reilly 1893-97
Chas. W. Staples 1898-1901
W. C. Reilly 1902-18
Sam Oakey 1919-20
W. C. Reilly 1921-25
F. O. Nagler 1926-27
Grace Bloom 1928-29
C. W. Brace 1930-31
Wm. Hillskotter 1932
F. O. Nagler 1933
O. A. Bloom 1934
Lewis W. Olson 1935-38
Harry C. Harding 1939-53

ST. CROIX FALLS VILLAGE SUPERVISORS

Organized 1888
S. W. Blanding 1888
J. F. Nason 1889
John Comer 1890
S. W. Blanding 1891
J. H. McCourt 1892
W. Blanding 1893 - 94
J. F. Nason 1895 -  98
Inn  Seery  1899
Wm. Blanding 1900
H. D. Baker 1901
Geo. H. Ely 1902 -  04
H. D. Baker 1905 -  06
James Frawley 1907-08
A. H. French 1909
H. D. Baker 1910
C. W. Monty 1911-12
Ben Clayton 1913 - 16
A. H. French  1917 -  18
H. D. Baker  1919 -  20
J. A. Frawley 1921 -  28
H. D. Baker 1929 -  31
D. E. Callahan 1932
J. A. Mack 1933-37
H. D. Baker  1938 - 43
E. L. Benjamin 1944-53
 
 

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