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Riverside Cemetery Question

Can someone clear up some gravesite information for me?  This is regarding Riverside Cemetery.  Find A Grave lists Ole Billing having a gravesite there (no dates given), however family members have seen a gravesite for Olof Billing but no Ole Billing.  Does anyone know if it is Olof's grave (died in 1906 at age 7) or Ole's (died at age 16 in 1922)?  Was Riverside Cemetery even established in 1906?

Added by Julie Marie Johnson on October 14, 2013 at 5:11pm — 1 Comment

Lake Bronson School

I have two pictures of Lake Bronson Schools.  One is a wood structure (Lincoln School, 1906) and the other has teachers and students on the steps of a brick structure.  Does anyone know when the brick Lake Bronson school was built?  Was it also called Lincoln School?  Thanks so much.

Added by Julie Marie Johnson on March 25, 2013 at 5:08pm — 1 Comment

Hi from a new member.

Hi everyone!  My name is Julie Johnson and I am a new member of the Kittson County Historical Society.  I live in Minneapolis and make frequent trips to the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, so if anyone has something they would like me to look up and e-mail to them, I would be happy to try to help.  I am researching two Kittson families:  The Erik Billing(s) family who came from Sweden in 1905 and settled in Kittson, and the Charles O. Erickson family, who first settled in…

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Added by Julie Marie Johnson on January 31, 2013 at 11:06am — 4 Comments

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