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Writing Prompts to Write Family Stories

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Carl & Lena (Fenske) Laumer

Carl Laumer was born October 30, 1865 in Brandenburg, Germany to Ernest and Hennretta (Kuehn) Laumer. His father Ernest was born on October 6, 1835. His mother Hennretta was born on May 6, 1843. They lived in the… Read More

4-H Clubs of Renville County: 1975

Renville County 4-H Clubs listed in Frank Swoboda’s book, Looking Back: History of Agriculture in Renville County, published in 1975 by the Renville County Historical Society. What are your memories of 4-H? Does RCHS have an index file… Read More

Seventeeth of May Celebration Held Recently: Norway’s Independence Day was Observed May 16 at Hawk Creek Bridge by A.A. Davidson published in the Renville Star Farmer May 27, 1937

The 17th of May celebration, Norway’s Independence Day was celebrated last Sunday at the new Hawk Creek bridge. It was a success as to program and attendance. In fact we never did know Lief Errickson had so many… Read More

Marilyn Betty Jacobson marries Harvey William Vosika on November 21, 1959

Published in the Sacred Heart News on December 10, 1959, is the following about the wedding. Marilyn’s family donated her wedding dress and veil to RCHS March 2021. Marilyn Jacobson and Harvey Vosika wed November 21             The… Read More

Renville County Township & City Dates

Townships of Renville County information from History of Renville County 1916 Volume II Bandon Township was organized on January 4, 1871, and the first election was held a few months later at Jeremiah Farrell’s house in section 18…. Read More

J.M. Bowler excerpt from the History of Renville County Volume II: 1916

J.M. Bowler was born in Lee, Main, on July 10, 1838. Educated in common schools, Lee Academy and Westbrook Seminary. Worked on his father’s farm, in his store and lumber camps. Taught country school in Lee in 1855… Read More

Basketball Results Prior to 1960

Found in the scrapbook for the 1960-1961 Danube Hawks basketball, belonging to Rod Black was a none dated clipping listing the basketball results from 1931-1959. Year —- Champion —– Runnerup 1931 Glencoe Brownton1932 Buffalo Lake Glencoe1933 Brownton Norwood1934… Read More

Renville County History 101

Currently, Renville County is divided into 27 townships with 10 cities. The townships include:Bandon – established 1869, named for a town in southern Ireland on the river Bandon.Beaver Falls – established 1867, was the first County Seat until… Read More

Honor Roll of World War I: Renville County

Compiled by Linda Balk, Research Librarian. Editor’s Note: The soldiers’ names in red have their local American Legion post named for them. We have not found any name on the Buffalo Lake Legion to date. “Sixty-nine graves many… Read More