Fred Stalley, register of deeds, has a rich family history tracing back to Huguenot ancestors. He settled in Minnesota in 1873, engaged in farming, and was involved in various civic roles. Appointed as deputy register of deeds in 1907, he later won the election for the office with a record-breaking majority. Fred is a member of several fraternal organizations and has two children with his second wife, Nellie H. Axtell.
Andrew H. Wije, a successful real estate dealer in Moorhead, Minnesota, was born in Norway and immigrated to the United States in 1879. After establishing himself in Moorhead, he ventured into the merchandise business before serving as register of deeds and abstractor of Clay County. Following his four consecutive terms in office, he transitioned to the real estate business, where he has thrived. Despite personal tragedy, including the loss of his wife in 1895, Wije remains actively involved in politics and various social organizations.
Irving S. Catlin, of the firm of Catlin Brothers, dealers in drugs, jewelry and notions, at Barnesville, Minnesota, is a native of Elkhorn, Wisconsin, and was born April 23, 1871, the youngest son of Nelson and Elizabeth (Keyes) Catlin. The father, born in Litchfield, Herkimer county, New York, was of English lineage. He was a school teacher in early life, and in the early days purchased and settled on a partially improved farm in Walworth county, Wisconsin. He was a man of influence in his community and served as justice of the peace, town supervisor, township superintendent of schools, and …