LINCOLN COUNTY PIONEERS AND OFFICIALS

 

Aikens, F.R. - Territorial legislator in 1887.

Anderson, Harold - County Commissioner 1963-1975.

Arneson, A.S. - County Commissioner in 1873.

Ball, Stephen F. - County Commissioner in 1870

Bergstrom, Magnus O. - Came to U.S. from Norway in 1865 and staked a claim in Beloit, Iowa a few years later.

Brandhagen, Ole T. - County Commissioner 1880-1885.

Brown, A.R. - County Attorney in 1887

Brynjulson, Tollef - came by Oxen to Lincoln County in 1868.

Carlson, C.A. - County Commissioner 1895-1901.

Carpenter, John M. - in 1875 offered to build Lincoln County a courthouse in Lower Canton.

Carter, J.W. - Judge in 1887

Cooper, H.N. - County Auditor in 1887.

Cornelius, Henry - County Commissioner

Craig, William - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Cuppett, Will M. - County Commissioner 1900-1911.

Hokenstad, Ole - County Commissioner in 1887.

Hokenstad, Ole - County Commissioner in 1887.

Dean, Edgar - Treasurer in 1887

Fitzgerald, J.Q. - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri. He carried petition to territorial legislature to have county organized.

Folken, W.E. - County Commissioner 1915-1923.

Fowles, J.A. - County Commissioner in 1887.

Gerber, Fred - County Commissioner 1885-1903.

Hanson, Helmer - County Commissioner 1949-1959.

Hawn, D.H. - County Judge in 1887.

Helgeson, Earl - County Commissioner 1979-1981.

Hill, Benjamin - In May of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Hill, William - In May of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Hogoboom, M.T. - County Commissioner 1879-1881.

Hokenstad, Ole - County Commissioner in 1885-1889.

Holter, Jacob E. - Came to Lincoln County in 1868 and settled in the Sioux Valley.

Hyde, Henry - son of L.P. Hyde.

Hyde, L.P. - came to Lincoln County in 1866 from Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Isham, C.B. - Supt. of Schools in 1887

Jacobson, Nels - Register of Deeds in 1887.

Jacobs, Henry - County Commissioner 1923-1935.

Jensen, Gerhard - County Commissioner 1957-1969.

Jepson, Darrel E. - County Commissioner 1979.

Jerauld, H.A. - County Commissioner in 1872.

Johnson, Axel - County Commissioner 1935-1939.

Juel, John E. - County Commissioner 1959-1963.

Juel, Perry - County Commissioner 1911-1915.

Kinsley, Elizabeth Shaver - wife of John C. Kinsley

Kinsley, John C. - came to Canton from Indianola, Iowa in 1872 and lived in a sod house.

Koopsma, Richard - County Commissioner 1975.

Kundert, Henry - County Commissioner 1889-1892.

Larson, Oscar - County Commissioner 1943-1949.

Lein, Richard - County Commissioner 1969-1973.

Lewis, J.M. - Physician for Board of Insanity in 1887

Lewis, James - County Commissioner in 1887.

Linderman, August J. - first permanent resident of Lincoln County who was a German immigrant and came from Wisconsin. Filed a claim in 1866.

Millage, Martha Buchanan - wife of Warren Millage

Millage, Warren - came to Canton from Waterloo, Iowa in 1874 and lived in a sod house.

Miller, W.H. - County Commissioner 1891-1894.

Nelson, Adolph - County Commissioner 1949-1957.

Nelson, Halvor - came by Oxen to Lincoln County in 1868.

Nelson, Iver - County Commissioner in 1895-1901.

Noble, Nathan - County Commissioner in 1881-1883.

Noid, A.G. - Coroner in 1887.

Oliver, Ralph - County Commissioner 1933-1937.

Ovre, John - Came to Lincoln County in 1868 and settled in the Sioux Valley.

Palmer, W.W. - County Commissioner 1877-1881.

Parke, P.C. - County Commissioner 1881-1885.

Peterson, Omar - County Commissioner 1973.

Plucker, John E. - County Commissioner 1935-1943.

Rikansrud, Clifford - County Commissioner 1981.

Rikansrud, T.A. - County Commissioner 1943-1949.

Roe, N.O. Nelson - County Commissioner 1915-1933.

Rolfe, C.P. - County Commissioner 1877-1879.

Rommereim, John - County Commissioner 1939-1963.

Sargent, Thomas M. - County Commissioner in 1869.

Schiager, Gunder P. - County Commissioner 1901-1909.

Shebal, Joseph - County Commissioner 1911-1915.

Slack, Daniel - County Commissioner in 1874.

Smith, F.P. - County Physician in 1887.

Smith, Nanon - County Commissioner 1903-1911.

Smith, Werter S. - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Soderstrom, C.G. - County Commissioner 1923-1935.

Sorter, Jacob - In May of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Stabeck, K.C. - Attorney for Board of Insanity in 1887

Strand, Hellic - Gave speech in Norwegian at 4th of July celebration in 1868.

Swift, C.H. - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Thompson, Thomas P. - County Commissioner 1894-1900.

Thorpe, David - County Commissioner in 1869.

Tuntland, A.O. - County Commissioner 1909-1923.

VanMeter, A.C. - first person to claim land in Lincoln County. Land claimed in 1864 and is on the present site of town of Fairview.

Wahl, James M. - Came to Lincoln County in 1868 and settled in the Sioux Valley.

Wait, Walter B. - County Commissioner 1889-1896.

Warner, Jacob A. - County Commissioner in 1873.

Weakley, Abraham - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Weakley, James - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Weakley, Josiah - In June of 1867 came to Lincoln County from Missouri.

Wheelock, A.B.. - County Commissioner in 1870.

Wright, B.B. - Sheriff in 1887.

 

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