Monthly Archives: September 2011

James Nettle Glover

Veteran of the War of 1812 Sergeant James Nettle Glover is one of three known War of 1812 veterans buried in Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery. Like many others who were buried in the cemetery during its earliest years, … Continue reading

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Thomas Sandy

War Causes Stress on Soldiers and their Families When life’s events got to be too much for her, Carolyn (Carrie) Sandy was in the habit of running away from home. The summer of 1875 was a particularly difficult time for … Continue reading

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Andrew Kolesar

Respected and Trusted Bohemian Ally, Andrew Kolesar, Dies of Typhoid Fever When Andrew Kolesar died, the headline in the Minneapolis Tribune read “Bohemians Mourn for Their King.” The Minneapolis Journal, in its headline, referred to Kolesar as “The King of … Continue reading

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Della Stokes

By the time she was 20 years old, Della Stokes had used at least five different aliases. In Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Indianapolis, Indiana, she was known as Madge Raymond. In Calumet, Michigan, and Superior, Wisconsin, she went by the name … Continue reading

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Hazel Hemo

Was it “Bad Candy” or Diabetes that Killed Hazel Hemo? On Saturday April 29, 1902, four-year old Hazel Julia Hemo went to the local store and bought four sticks of candy. After she ate them, she became violently ill, and … Continue reading

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Charles Christmas

Christmas Brought Order to the Streets of Minneapolis As we travel about the City of Minneapolis, most of us never stop to think about how easy it is to arrive at our destination. It’s only when we travel to cities … Continue reading

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William Goodridge

When it came to courage, William Goodridge had few rivals. Mr. Goodridge, a prominent African-American businessman, ran the Underground Railroad between York, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia in the 1850s. He had been born into slavery in Maryland in 1806 and given … Continue reading

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