Thanks again. I'd never heard of Job Comforter before, either. Especially thanks for the link to the digitized newspapers at the Minn. HistoricaL Society. I had used some of them via ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov -- the Library of Congress newspaper digitizing project, but I didn't realize the Minn Hist Society was doing that, too. So I will dig in.
FYI, Michael Cavanaugh was quite a character I guess -- distant relative of mine, as best I can figure, though he's pretty elusive. Four wives but I can name only one with certainty. I'm working on an article about him to submit to Minn Genealogy Society for consideration for its quarterly.