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Dunn County Asylum Poor Farm Potters Field

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Re: Dunn County Asylum Poor Farm Potters Field

Posted: 31 Aug 2012 10:47AM GMT
Classification: Query
My 3rd great grandmother, Berit Andersdatter Moen, was an inmate there. The story in the family is that my 3rd great grandfather, Oleus Olsen Kjuus, had her committed so he could marry the housekeeper. It's something I've tried to learn more about, but I don't know that any records have survived. I've looked through the annual reports from the Asylum which are at the Archives at UW Stout, but they don't provide anything helpful.

While my grandmother lived there, she was joined temporarily by an uncle, John Olsen Moen, who was there because of mental issues, which I know from some newspaper articles and family stories.

My grandmother had a brother-in-law that was there too. He died there of cancer of the face and neck, but he'd been living and working there for some time, as he's enumerated as a resident (not inmate) in the 1905 and 1910 census.

And why do you want to know?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
sj467 31 Aug 2012 4:22PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 31 Aug 2012 4:47PM GMT 
sj467 31 Aug 2012 8:25PM GMT 
MarcoScavo 31 Aug 2012 11:21PM GMT 
DChestelson 13 Sep 2012 1:19PM GMT 
swissmissalps 23 Oct 2012 4:42PM GMT 
sj467 26 Oct 2012 12:31PM GMT 
swissmissalps 26 Oct 2012 4:15PM GMT 
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