The region known as the “Big Prairie” west of the Big Woods” has been known to white settlers but 21 years, and yet the twilight of uncertainty has already thrown its shadows, and the night of forgetfulness seems about to descend and forever obscure many little incidents which, although in detail seem of little consequence yet all go to make up a readable history of any community.
The Centennial year of our great Republic seems to open up an opportunity, which the President of the United States recommended to our people to improve and place in permanent shape for preservation, the historical data of the various counties and towns of the Republic.
In a little while the venerable gentlemen who composed our first settlers will all be gathered to their fathers “their children engrossed by the empty pleasures or insignificant transactions of the “present age (or in the greedy pursuit of the almighty dollar,) will neglect to treasure up the “recollections of the past and posterity will search “in vain for memorials of the days of the Patriarchs” (Knickerbocker’s History of New York.)
- Dassel, Minnesota Those Were the Days
- Additional Meeker County Resources
- County Firsts
- Military in Meeker County
- Civil War in Meeker County
- Indian War in Meeker County
- Indian Massacre
- Pleasing Duty
- G. C. Whitcomb Claimed to be Captain
- Mark Warren Esq. Arrested
- Second day of September
- Escaping the Indians
- Captain Strout Ordered to Forest City
- How the Boys Got out of Acton
- Captain Strout’s Report
- Col. B. F. Smith, Commandant of Ft. Snelling
- Little Crow
- 4th September 1862
- Churches History of Meeker County
- Elected Officials
- Judiciary Matters
- 4th of July 1876
Smith, A. C. A random historical sketch of Meeker County, Minnesota : from its first settlement to July 4th, 1876. Litchfield, Minn. : Belfoy & Joubert, 1877.
The following is a list of men who served in administrative capacity in the county of Meeker, Minnesota from 1856-1876. County Commissioners 1856-1876, Meeker County, Minnesota 1856 – Thos H Skinner, F N Ripley and J Huy1857-J T Kinnison, John Wigle, J W Griswold1858-J Wigle, J T Kinnison and T…
Dr. Ripley arrived at Shakopee, Scott county, Minnesota, in September 1853, and resided at that place, boarding at the “Warren House” during the years 1853-4. He came from New York city, where he was educated, and where he left a mother and an intended wife. In 1855, he first made…
The following is a list of men who served as elected military officers for Meeker County in the Civil War. J. B. Atkinson 1st LieutenantH.. Stevens 2nd LieutenantWm. Branham 1st. SergeantH. S. Howe 2nd SergeantDan. McGraw 3d SergeantF. G. Gould 4th SergeantA. F. Heath 1st CorporalH. J. Hill 2nd CorporalT….
The following is a list of men who were mustered into service for the Civil War from the county of Meeker on 24 August 1862. J. B. AtkinsonM. GortonJas. M HarveyO. B. ToddA. F. HeathG. W. WaggonerJ. HeathWm.. CaswellH. J. HillJ. V.. Branham jr.G. S. Sholes sen.Jerome RogersS.W. WhiteChas. D….
Volunteers from Meeker County who served in the Civil War. NamesRegiment &c.Angier, AlbertThirdAllen, L. DFourthAtkinson, J. B.Capt. ArtilBradshaw, J. H .ThirdButler, DanielFourthBrink, J. A.ScoutBaldwin, S D LFourthBorgusrode, RFifthBennett, Wm PHatch Bat.Branham, E. F.SecondBranham, Wm2d CavalryCampbell. DanSecondCampbell, Wm M. (re-enlisted as Vet’n)CavalryCampbell, E A (re-enlisted as Vet’n)CavalryClinton, HSecondChapin, IsaacSecondCates, W SFourthCaswell,…