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HISTORY

OF



Otter Tail County



MINNESOTA



ITS PEOPLE, INDUSTRIES AND INSTITUTIONS



JOHN W. MASON

Editor



With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families



VOLUME II



ILLUSTRATED



1916
F. BOWEN & COMPANY, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana



CONTENTS J-148894



VOLUME I

CHAPTER I— RELATED STATE HISTORY 33

A Portion of Minnesota Originally Included in Louisiana Purchase — In-
dian Cessions and Treaties — Territorial Government Established —
Boundaries — Governor Alexander Ramsey — First Territorial Legislature
— The Historic Council with the Indians at Traverse des Sioux — The Treaty
— Indian Hunters Cause Trouble — Townsite Speculation — Constitutional
Convention — First State Legislature — Admission of Minnesota as a State —
Aid to Railroads — Financial Stringency — Unrest Among the Indians — Mas-
sacre of 1862— Punishment of the Indians— Subsequent Treaties— A Period
of Rapid Development — Trouble Because of the State Issue of Railroad
Bonds — Settlement of the Question and Activity in Railroad Building — Di-
versified Farming Interests — Population Statistics — Military Record — Name
—Geography — Area — Rivers — Lakes— Elevations— Climate— Chronological
Record of the State.

CHAPTER II— GEOLOGY OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY 57

Situation — Area — Surface Features — Natural Drainage — Lakes — Topography
—Altitudes— Soil— Timber— Geological Structure— Aboriginal Earthworks
— Prehistoric Mounds and Relics — Capt. John Pope's Trip Through Otter
Tail County in 1849 — "The Garden Spot of the Northwest."

CHAPTER III— OTTER TAIL COUNTY IN 1860 82

Map of the County, 1860 — Boundaries — A Peculiar History During the De-
cade, 1858-1868— Character of the Early Settlers— Early Religious Services-
Land Office — Surveys — Otter Tail City — The First Trader and Other Early
Merchants — Villages in the County — Copy of the Census Return for Otter
Tail County, 1860 — Waseata Postoffice — Its Census Returns — Farm Statistics.

CHAPTER IV— ORGANIZATION OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY 94

Territorial Act Defining the County — Changes in Boundaries — Origin of the
Name — Formal Organization of the County — Southern Influence— -Otter Tail
City, the County Seat — Early Settlers — Exodus from County Because of
the Indian Outbreak — Changes in Boundaries — First Commissioners —
— County Seat Changes — Legislative Enactments — Final Removal to Fergus
Falls — E. E. Corliss — Range 44 Attached to the County — A Peculiar Legal
Case Pertaining Thereto — Proposals to Divide the County — Otter Tail City
in 1858 — Population Statistics— Platted Townsites — Financial Statement of
the County for 1915 — Naturalized Citizens of Otter Tail County — Naturaliza-
tion Laws — Births and Deaths.

CHAPTER V— COUNTY BUILDINGS 119

Court Houses— The Present Court House— The First Tail— The Present Jail
— County Tuberculosis Sanatorium — County Poor Farm.



CONTENTS.

( HAPTER VI— OFFICIALS OF THE COUNTY 138

First Meeting of the County Commissioners — Salaries of First Officials —
Legislative Enactments Relating to County Officers — Commissioners — Coun-
ty Auditor — Treasurer — The First County Tax Receipt — Banks as Deposi-
taries of County Funds — Register of Deeds — Sheriffs — County Attorneys —
Coroners — Surveyors — County Superintendent of Schools — William M. Cor-
liss — District Judges — Judge of Prohate — Clerk of the District Court — Presi-
dential Elections — Otter Tail County in the Legislature — State and National
Officials from Otter Tail County.

CHAPTER VII— LEGISLATIVE ACTS BEARING ON OTTER TAIL

C( >UNTY 159

State Burdened with Peculiar Special Legislation— A Summary of the Gen-
eral and Special Acts Relating to Otter Tail County from 1858 to the Present
Time.

CHAPTER VIII— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1868-69 165

Townships Settled in Groups — Four Principal Languages in the County —
Difficulty in Naming the Townships — Chronological List of the Townships in
the County — Historical Mention of the Townships of Clitherall. St. Olaf.
Tumuli. Tordenskjold, Aurdal — Villages of Dalton and Parkdale.

CHAPTER IX— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1870 177

Townships of Parkers Prairie, Dane Prairie, Fergus Falls, Eagle Lake, Eliza-
heth. Otter Tail. Pelican. Erhards Grove, Buse — Villages of Parkers Prairie.
Elizabeth. Otter Tail and Pelican Rapids.

CHAPTER X— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY. 1871 1%

Townships of Rush Lake. Aastad, Hobart. Scambler, Maine. Nidaros — Vil-
lages of Richville. Hobart. Clitherall and Vining.

CHAPTER XI— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY. 1872-73 208

Townships of Perham, Effington. Norwegian Grove, Western. Deer Creek.
( Iscar, Trondhjem, Gorman — Villages of Perham. Deer Creek and Luce.

CHAPTER XII— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1874-77 22$

Townships of Leaf Mountain. Friberg, Compton, Eastern, ( )ak Valley, \\ ood-
side, Newton — Village of New York Mills.

I II \l'l ER XIII— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1878-79 238

Townships of Sverdrup, Inman, Henning, Bluffton, Lida, Amor. Dora. Everts,
Leaf Lake — Villages of Underwood, Henning, Bluffton and Battle Lake.

CHAPTER XIV— TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1880-81 253

Townships oi Candor, Star Lake, Elmo, Dunn, Maplewood, Homestead,
Carlisle. Eoldcn -Village of Vergas.

CHAPTER \\ TOWNSHIPS OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY, 1882-97 262

Townships of Edna, Girard, Paddock, Pine Lake. Otto, Butler, Corliss,
Blowers, Orwell, Dead Lake Village of Dent.

CHAPTER XV] rRANSPORTATION ... 274

Highways River Transportation Red River Navigable Stan- Ud for
Roads and Bridges Presenl Road Conditions State Highway Commission
Railroads— Early Resolutions renaming to the Need of— Building of the
Roads— Local Voti oi Countj Ud Present Roads Removal of Railroad
Shops from Fergus Falls.



CONTENTS.

CHAPTER XVII— AGRICULTURE 297

Influence of Topography on Development of Agriculture in Otter Tail
County — The County Characterized by Small Farms — Character of Settlers-
Table of Farm Products, by Decades — Live Stock Statistics — Dairy Interests
— The Grasshopper Pest — Bumper Crop of 1895 — The Grange Movement —
Farmers Clubs and What They are Doing — Co-operative Elevators — Mutual
Fire Insurance Companies — Fair Associations and Agricultural Societies —
County Agricultural Agent — County Farm Bureau — Elements Contributing
to the Progress of Agriculture.

CHAPTER XVIII— BANKS AND BANKING 309

The First Banks in the County — A Study of Banking Conditions in Fergus
Falls — Banks of the County, with Date of Organization — Brief Sketch of
Each of the Banks.

CHAPTER XIX— THE PRESS 330

First Newspaper in the County— Brief Mention of the Various Papers Which
Have Existed in the County — Legal Newspapers of the County — The Ameni-
ties of the Press.

CHAPTER XX— THE OTTER TAIL COUNTY BAR 350

High Character of the Legal Profession— Splendid Personnel of the Otter
Tail County Bar— Distinguished Members— A List of the Attorneys of the
County, with the Date of Their Settlement.

CHAPTER XXI— THE MEDICAL PROFESSION 353

No Physicians in the County Prior to 1871— Dr. R. M. Reynolds, the First
Physician in the County— The Various Schools of Practice— A List of
Physicians Who Have Regularly Practiced in the County — Osteopaths and
Chiropractors— Dentistry— Optometrists— George B. Wright Memorial Hos-
pital—St. Luke's Hospital— State Hospital for the Insane.

CHAPTER XXII— CHURCHES OF OTTER TAIL COUNTY 363

A List of Ministers Registered in Otter Tail County— A Brief History of
Each Church in the County— The Federated Church in Fergus Falls— First
Congregational Church— First Presbyterian Church— Other Presbyterian and
Congregational Churches— Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Churches— German
Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church— Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran
Church— Bethel Lutheran Church— Bethania Norwegian Lutheran Church-
Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Churches— Hauges Evangelical Lutheran
Church— Evangelical Free Church— Methodist Episcopal Churches — Swedish
Baptist Churches— Baptist Church— People's Union Church— Episcopal
Church— Zion Church— Finnish Apostolic Lutheran Congregation— Pente-
costal Church of the Nazarene— Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints— Christian Science Society— Catholic Churches— Finnish
Evangelical Lutheran Churches— United Brethren Churches -Scandinavian
Churches— Immanuel Churches— Swedish Baptist Churches— Miscellaneous
Churches.

CHAPTER XXIII— FRATERNAL AND BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES 410

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons— Independent Ordei Id Fellows —

Benevolent and Protective Order of Klks — Royal Arcanum — United Com-
mercial Travelers Knights of the Maccabees Ladies of the Maccabees

Brotherhood of American Yeomen — Modern W limn of America Royal

Neighbors of America— Knights of Pythias -Catholic Order of Forest



CONTENTS.

Degree of Honor — Independent Order of Foresters — Fraternal Order of
Eagles.

CHAPTER XXIV— EDUCATION 423

Inefficiency of Early Schools, Due to Unavoidable Conditions — Unanimity in
the Building Up of a School System — Petitions for Schools — First County
Superintendent of Schools — Sketch of a Pioneer School — Development of the
Educational Work of the Count}- — Introduction of the Study of Physiology
and Hygiene and the Results — State Aid to Standard Schools — School Sta-
tistics — County Superintendents — Assistant Superintendents — Schools of
Fergus Falls — Park Region Luther College — Northwestern College.

CHAPTER XXV— TELEPHONES IN OTTER TAIL COUNTY 439

The County Quick to Install the New Invention in the Eighties — Its General
Use and Importance to the Community — A Brief History of the Companies
Doing Business in Otter Tail County.

CHAPTER XXVI— CREAMERIES 459

A History of all the Creamery Companies Doing Business in Otter Tail

County.

CHAPTER XXVII— MILITARY AFFAIRS 468

Veterans of the Civil War Residing in Otter Tail County — The Spanish-
American War — Daughters of the American Revolution — Grand Army of the
Republic — Woman's Relief Corps.

CHAPTER XXVIII— POSTAL HISTORY 474

Fergus Falls Postoffice — Other Postoffices in the Count}- — Salaries of Post-
masters — Rural Free Delivery.

CHAPTER XXIX— CITY OF FERGUS FALLS 4/9

James Fergus, the Founder of the City — Joseph Whitford. the First Settler
on the Townsite— The Sioux Massacre of 1862— Ernest Buse, the First Per-
manent Settler — George B. Wright, and His Influence on the Early Growth
of the Place — Fergus Falls in 1873 — Pioneer Advertisers — Fergus Falls in
1871 — Water Power — Incorporation as a Village — First Election — Village
Boundaries and First Officials — Council Proceedings — Railroad Bonds —
Amendments to the Village Charter — First School District — Becomes the
County Seat — Early Lack of Railroad Facilities — Presidents of the Village
Council — Incorporation as a City — Fergus Falls in 1881 — Lincoln Avenue vs.
Bismark Avenue — Municipal Affairs — City Charters — Gas and Waterworks
—Fire Department— Electricity— Otter Tail Power Company— The City Dam
and Its Destruction — Hoot Lake Project — Police Department — Streets. Side-
walks, Bridg Parks. Etc. — Care of the Poor — City Funds —
Libraries — Clubs and Organizations — Commercial Club — Town Improvement
Society — Park Region Anti-Tuberculosis Society Street Railways — City
ials — Fergus Falls in 1916 — Directory oi Present Business and Profes-
sional Inter-

CHAPTER XXX— REMINISCENi I S OF OTTER l\li. ( OUNTY, 1869-72.. 536
Story by Ole Jorgens, of His Settlement in Otter Tail I inven-

iences of the New Settlers— First Visit t< Elected to Public

Office— Taking the Census Under Difficulties— First Mail Route I

Sti er — Traveling in the

Early Days— First Workings and Fish Laws A Ninety-Dollar

Christmas in Otter Tail County— A Deer Fight— Bootlegging—



CONTENTS.

Assessing of Taxes in 1870 — First Insanity Case in the County — The Grass-
hopper Scourge — Fourth of July Celebration, 1870 — First Bridge in Fergus
Falls — Two Interesting Early Letters.

CHAPTER XXXI— REMINISCENCES OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF
OTTER TAIL COUNTY 5S6

E. E. Corliss Tells in an Interesting Way of the Beginnings of Things in
Otter Tail County — The Journey to the Promised Land — Otter Tail City in
1858— Breaking New Land— Clitherall— The Mormons— The Settlers in 1870—
A Judicial Court Run by Prayer — Highway Robbery — The First District
Court — Craigie's Mill — Organization of the County — Attempted Organization
of Holcomb County— Acquisition of Range 44 — Wilkin County in 1872 —
Fergus Falls Made the County Seat — Removing the Records — Legislative
Changes — Pioneer County Officials — Some Early Settlements and Settlers-
Edmund A. Everts.

CHAPTER XXXII-REMINISCENCES BY JOHN W. MASOX 575

The Coming to Fergus Falls— A Callithumpian Serenade— "Hanging Out the
Shingle" — Early Mails— The "Good Old Times" in Comparison with the
Present — A Visit by Celebrities — "Lord Gordon" — Casus Belli — The Grave-
yard—The New Church— The Church War— A Fondness for Bonds— "Old
Settler" to the Front — Repudiation — Charter Amendments — The School
Record— Bribery and Corruption— Political Schemes— The Waterworks
Scheme — Major Beach's Telegraph — The Rat Skin War — The Dam-site at
Guttenberg — Mistaken Identity — What Can Be Done with a Dime — The
Stage Robber — The Fergus Falls Vigilantes — A Romance and a Tragedy —
Luedke vs. Luedke — The Lo-cus(t) — A Sad Tale with a Happy Ending — The
Fergus Falls Cooking Club — The Village Baker — The Esthetic Side of
Fergus Falls— The R. R. S. W. N. Co.— A Dash of Local Color— "What's the
Matter with Fergus" — The Captains of Industry at Play.

CHAPTER XXXIII— WHO'S WHO IX EARLY FERGUS 648

Doctor Goodale — James M. Gray — Levi Sartwell — Victor Landquist — Bill
Wilson — Bert Melville — Jim Spendlove — Jacob Austin — Capt. H. S. Cole —
Sam H. Nichols — Frank Hoskins — Opperman, a Dutchman — Edwin M.
Wright— Charles William Kaddatz.

CHAPTER XXXIV— SIDELIGHTS OX OTTER TAIL HISTORY 675

Why Otter Tail— The Tale of the Otter Tail— Origin of the Name of Otter
Tail County — A Complete History of Otter Tail County in 1874 — The Fergus
Falls Land Office and Otter Tail Democracy — Reminiscences of Fergus Falls
—George B. Wright's Story— The Story of Knut O. Harris— Story of G. O.
Da-hl— Story of T. A. Huff— Great Indian Scare of 1876— Prairie Fire— Gold
in Otter Tail County — First Law Firm in Fergus Falls.



HISTORICAL INDEX



VOLUME I



A
Aastad Township —

Altitude 66

Boundaries 201

Churches 376

Crops 301

Commissioners' District 141

Natural Features 201

Officials . 201

Organization 167. 200

Population 111

Taxpayers 1870. 201

Telephones 451

Aboriginal Earthworks 75

Average of crops 298

Advertisements, Early-day 331

Agricultural Agents 306

Agriculture 297

Almora 113, 311, 328

Altitudes in the County (>2

Altitudes in the State 47

Altoona (Vergas) 113, 254

Amenities of the Press 344

American Yeomen 415

Amor Township —

Altitude 65

Boundaries 246

Churches 384

Commissioners' District 141

Creamery 467

Location 246

Mounds 76

Name 246

Officials 247

Organization 167, 246

Population 111

Soil 67

Telephones 454

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons 410

Animal Productions 298

Area of the County 57

Area of the State 46

Assessing of Taxes 1870. 548



Attorneys 350

Auditors, County 144

Aurdal Township —

Altitude 66

Churches 381. 384, 402

Commissioners' District 141

First Events 176

Natural Features 175

Officials 176

Organization 167, 175

Population HI

Settlement 176

Telephones 452

Austin. Jacob 655



Balmoral

Banks and Banking

Banks as Tax Collectors -

Baptist Churches

Bar of Otter Tail County



Parley

Battle Lake-
Altitude

Banks 310.

Churches 376, 396, 402. 403,

Creamery

Election, First

Fair

Incorporation

Location

Newspapers

Officials

Physicians

Plat 113,

Population

Beauty Shore 113,

Benevolent and Protective Order of

Elks

Benevolent Societies

Better Farming Association

Births in County



[1STI IRICAL INDEX.



Blowers Township —

Altitude 65

Commissioners' District 141

i lection, First 271

Name 271

Natural Features 271

Officials 271

Organization 167, 271

Population 111

Telephones 446

Bluffton—

Altitude 62

Banks 311, 337

Business Interests 244

Churches 408

Creamery 459

Election, First 244

Incorporation 244

Location 244

Lodges 417

Newspapers 343

Officials 244

Physicians 355

Plat 113. 244

Population 111. 244

Bluffton Township-
Altitude 65

Commissioners' District 141

Election, First 243

Highways 278

Location 243

Natural Features 243

Organization 167, 243

Population 110, 111

Boardman 113, 235

Bonita 83, 85

Bootlegging, Early 548

Boundaries of County 82

Bridge, First in Fergus Falls 552

Bridges 278

Brotherhood of American Ye<

rnest 4*2. 582

Bu - ["ownship —

Utitude 66

Commissioners' District 141

Election, First 194

Highways 278

Natural Features 195

Officials 195

i ation 167, I'M

Population 111

Railways 195

Settlement 195

Telephom s 451



Sutler Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 393

Commissioners' District 141

Location 269

Natural Features 269

Officials 269

Organization 167. 268

Population HI







11,1


M7


Candor Township-














65


Commissioners' District __




141










Natural Features —






253


Organization




167,


253








111


Care of the Poof






136


Carlisle 113,


260, 311,




445


Carlisle Township —














66








301


Commissioners' Distr


icts




141


Election, First






Joil








76


Natural Features —






26C








?60


Organization




167,


260


Population




.110,


111








?m








4S1








589


Cathcart and N. P. Rail


[way




538


Catholic Churches




389,


407


Catholic ( >rder of F<




420


Census of the County.


I860— .




86


Cessions of Land bj Indians -




36


Charter Amendments -






595








358


Christian Science Soci


ety ____




388


Christmas, \ Pioneer -






546


Chronology of Minn, sota




4')


Church of fesus Christ of Latter




Day Saints




363,


388








,o>
















468






113


•04


of the District






151


(lunate of Minnesota
Clitherall—






48








Altitude






63



HISTORICAL INDEX.



Clitlierall —

Banks 311, 326

County Seat 98, 119

Churches 403

Incorporation 206

Officials 206

Oldest Village in County 206

Physicians 355

Plat 113

Population 112

Schools 424

Settlement 206, 559

Telephones 447. 451)

Clitlierall Township —

Altitude 65

Character of Pioneers 169

Churches 409

Commissioners' District 141

Mormons 168

Name 169

Officials 170

Organization 167, 169

Population 110, 111

Settlement 168

Cole. Capt. H. S. 659

Commissioners, County 99, 138, 149, 141

Commissioners' Districts 141

Compton Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 394. 395

Commissioners' District 141

Highways 278

Location 230

Name 230

Natural Features 230

Organization 167, 230

Population 110, 112

Railroads 230

Soil 66

Telephones 456

Congregational Churches __ 369, 371, 399

Constitutional Convention, 1857 38

Co-operative Elevators 303

Corliss, E. E.

..100, 102, 270. 285. 351, 42.5. 427. 540, 556
I orliss Township —

Churches 404

Commissioners' District 141

Mills 270

Name 270

Nationality of Residents 270

Natural Features 270

Organization 168, 269



Corliss Township —

Population 110. 112

Settlers 270

Corliss, William M. 150

Corn 298

Coroners 148

County Agricultural Agents 306

County Attorneys 148

County Auditors 144

County Boundaries 82

County Buildings 119

County Commissioners —99. 138. 140. 141

County Fairs 303

County Finances 114

County Officials 138

County Officials, Pioneer 570

County Poor Farm 136

County Sanatorium 133

County Seat Location 542

County Seat, Removal of 569

County Supt. of Schools 149.429. 433

County Surveyors 149

County Treasurers 144

Court House History 119

Craigie. James G. 545. 607

Craigie's Mill 562

Creameries 459

D
Dahl, G. O. 688

Dairy Statistics 299

Dalton—

Altitude 64

Banks 311, 326

Churches 386

Creamery 466, 467

Incorporation 173

Location 173

Lodges 419

Officials 173

Physicians 355

Plat 113, 173

Population 112

Dam-site at Guttenberg 600

Dane Prairie Township —

Altitude 66

Churches 397

Commissioners' District 141

Natural Features 179

< Irganization ii>7. 178

Population 111. 112

Taxpayers, 1869 179

Telephones 453

Daughters of the V.m< i ican Re\ 1 8



HISTORICAL INDEX.



Dayton Hollow 89

Dead Lake Township —

Commissioners' District 141

Election, First 273

Natural Features 275

Organization 168. 273

Population 112

Deaths in County 117

Deer Creek —

Altitude 63

Banks 310, 323

Business Interests 223

Churches 223

Creamery 463

Incorporation 222

Location 222

Newspapers 343

Officials 223

Physicians 355

Plat 113

Population 113

Telephones 456

Deer Creek Township-
Altitude 65

Churches 397. 398, 405

Commissioners' District 141

Election, First 221

Farm Improvements 221

Highways 277

Natural Features 222

i iffii ials 222

Organization 167, 221

Population 110, 111, 112

Soil 66

Deer Fight 547

Degree of Honor 421

Dent-
Banks 331. 325

Business Interests 263

Churches 407

Growth 263

Incorporation 263

Influence of Railroad 263

I od jes 411, 416

Officials 263

Physicians 355

Plat 113

Population 113

Survey 263

Telephones 447

Dentistry 358

Deposits of County Funds 146

Depredations by Indians 37

District Judges 150



Division, Acts of HID. 108

Division of County 541. 5l>7

Doctors 353

Dopelius 115. 257. 466

Dora Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 399, 400. 407

Commissioners' District 141

Location 247

Natural Features 247

Officials 248

Organization 167, 247

Population 112

Drift Deposits 73

Dunn Township —

Altitude 66

Churches 397

Commissioners' District 141

Name 256

Natural Features 257

Officials 257

Organization 167, 256

Population 112

Soil 66

E

Eagles, Fraternal Order of 422

Early Bootlegging 548

Early Settlements 571

Eastern Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 574

Commissioners' District 141

Election. First 250

Location 230

Mills 231

Officials 231

Organization 1"7, 250

Population 112

Telephones 448

Eagle Lake Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 394, 398

Commissioners' District 141

Election, First 181

Geology 70

Natural Features 181

Organization 167. 181

Population 111. 112

Earthworks, Prehistoric 75

Echota 83. 85

Edna Township —

Utitude 65

Commissioners' District 141



1ST0RICAL INDEX.



Edna Township —

Election, First 262

Name 262

Natural Features 262

Organization 167

Population 112

Railroads 263

Education 423

Effington Township —

Altitude 65

Churches 393, 398

Commissioners' District 141

Early History 214

Election, First 210

Growth of 215

Highways 278

Name 217

Natural Features 211

Officials 218

Organization 167, 210

Population 111, 112

Settlement 211

Telephones 447. 455

Election Precincts, First 140

Elevators, Co-operative 303

Elizabeth-
Banks 311, 325

Business Interests 182

Churches 182, 373, 390

Creamery 4l>0

Incorporation 182

Location 182

Officials 183

Physicians 355

Plat 113, 182

Population 112

Schools 183

Telephones 445

Elizabeth Township —

Altitude 66

Churches 408

Commissioners' District 141

Description 182

Organization 167. 181

Population 111. 112

Telephones 445

Elks. Order of 412



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