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Subject: BEERS in Goodhue Co.
Author: Barbara (Frettem) Tesluk
Date: Thursday, March 4, 1999
Classification: Query
Surnames: BEERS

In the book "Goodhue County, Minnesota, Past and Present," by An Old Settler, 1893, Red Wing Printing Co., Red Wing, Minn. On page 194 is says:

"The spring of 1857 was backward in its approaches; but it brought a larger number of new citizens to our town (Red Wing) and county than any previous year. The work of building new houses and stores was pushed with vigor through most of the season.

The Financial crisis which prevailed throughout the country began it effects here towards the close of 1857.

By an act of the Territorial legislature, a charter was granted to the citizens of Red Wing for a city form of government. The first charter election was held this year and resulted in the election of J.C. Weatherby, for mayor; James Lawther, F.F. Hoyt and CHARLES BEERS, for councilmen."

This is the only mention of a BEERS that I could find. That particular chapeter is XV, Red Wing

One interesting part I did find on the Civil War, but no mention of names was Chapter XIII - The Civil War pages 136 & 137 says:

"Among all the people of the northern states, none seemed more ready to devote themselves to the cause of the Union than those who had lately come from across the ocean to make their homes in this country. From a single family of five boys in the town of Belle Creek, four enlisted as volunteers and marched to the front, while the fifth sent a substitute. In fact nearly every able bodied man of suitable age offered himself to serve in the federal army, and those who stayed at home by the stuff, devoted their time and means to a greater or less extent in sustaining the Union cause."

Sorry I couldn't find more!
Barb Tesluk
Edgewood, NM