Meeker County

Dassel Death Notices

J. Norgren died January 15, 1907, age 78 years. John O. Belin died June 2, 1926, at the age of 79. L. M. Norgren died here July 12, 1923, age 59 years: J. W. Norgren died November 3, 1926, his age was 77. Joseph Olson died September 14. 1933, age 56. Louis Palmersten died February …

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Gopher Tales of Minnesota

A few years ago, Blake Haddon of The Minneapolis Tribune, gave its readers ‘”Gopher Tales of Minnesota”, with suitable illustrations. Dassel was given a few of these interesting old historical events and here they are: When the Dassel-Hutchinson mail carrier became lost in the blinding blizzard of 1873 and wound up in Litchfield instead of …

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Those Were the Days

Louis Osterlund, coming from Sweden in 1881, became the assistant postmaster in 1882 and a clerk in the store. Peter Wicklund bought an interest in the company and became a member of the firm December 1, 1882. The store was operated for three years and with a big closing out sale, it went out of …

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AHGP - American History and Genealogy

About the Author

Oscar E. Linquist was born in the town of Dassel, April 6, 1874, son of Andrew* and Mary Linquist. He was educated in the Dassel Public Schools, Emanuel Academy, Curtiss Commercial College. Operated a job printing office in Dassel for several years, then employed in various business places until appointed postmaster of Dassel in 1897, …

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