441 North Park Drive, Morton, MN 56270 info@renvillecountyhistory.com 507.697.6147

Tag: Renville county

MRS. HORACE JOHNSON GETS LETTER FROM BROTHER published Hector Mirror July 4, 1918

Somewhere in France May 27, 1918 Dear sister: Will write a few lines today. Have not much to write about, just to let you know I’m well and getting along fine. Received the box of candy and other… Read More

Memorial Services in Honor of P.A. Adwell published in the Renville Star Farmer July 11, 1918

Palmer Adwell  People of Renville Do Honor to the Memory of Marine Who Died in Battle. Church Decorated in Flowers Memorial services were held at the M. E. church Sunday afternoon in honor of Palmer Adwell, who so… Read More

Letter from Claude Smith published in the Morton Enterprise June 28, 1918

Claude Smith Hampton Roads, VA Dear Sister, Well, I guess it’s about time to answer your welcome letter I received some time ago. I thought I would tell you about the trip down here. Some change from the… Read More

Renville Boy Makes Supreme Sacrifice published in the Renville Star Farmer July 4, 1918

Palmer Adwell Message Received Tuesday Evening States That Palmer Adwell Was Killed in Action In France Everyone was going about in the even tenor of his way, reading the dailies on the war situation, meeting the expense of… Read More

Olivia Times June 20, 1918: 147 Men Selected for Army: Renville County Sends Largest Quota Next Monday

The list of men to report here Sunday is a follows: Leo Rudolph Abraham, Arthur Chester Abraham, Edward G. Agre, John Manley Allmon, Edwin Helsberg Anderson, Johannes Anderson, Leslie Antonsen, Joseph Henry Beck, Robert B. Bengston, Henry M…. Read More

ANXIOUS TO GET OVER TO HELP IN BIG DRIVE published by Fairfax Standard June 6, 1918

Fred Bregel Writes Interesting Letter of Camp Experiences A long letter from Private Fred Bregel to his Fairfax friends written on both K. Of C. and Y.M.C.A. stationery was received last week too late for the Standard issue…. Read More

Letter from John L Peterson published in the Franklin Tribune August 8, 1918

Camp Wadsworth, S. C., August 3, 1918 Hello Julius, Arrived safely in Camp and we are all well and like it fine. The officers and kind and considerate. They are all from the state of Maine. The quarters… Read More

Letter From Florense Grimes published in the Franklin Tribune August 8, 1918

Florense Thomas Grimes born 25 Feb 1892 died 17 Jul 1968 July 24, 1918 Dear Sister, Just got straightened out in my new home and like it fine. We left Ft. Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, about 3 P.M. Monday… Read More

Letter from Charles Jones published in the Morton Enterprise August 9, 1918

Letter from Charles Jones, Morton Enterprise, 8-9-1918 London, England June 22, 1918 Dear Mother, Thought I would write you a few lines to see how you all are. I am fine. I have just written Uncle John a… Read More

Knitting Instructions published in the Fairfax Standard August 29, 1918

Knitting Instructions The local Red Cross wishes to give the following instructions in regard to making sweaters of light-weight wool. Quantity of wool required: – about three-quarter pound of 4-10 yarn. 1 pair Red Cross needles No. 3…. Read More