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Title Yankee Cemetery Collection
Call Number MSS 52
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1890-1972
Creator Maxine L. Shulstad
Scope & Content The folder holds a detailed geneaological history of the cemetery of the early 'Yankee' settlers in the Rollag area of Clay County as compiled by Mrs. Maxine Shulstad. Inside are correspondences and letters between Mrs. Shulstad and various descendents of the Yankee families, information on a nearly vanished cemetery near Rollag where many of the Yankees were buried, including lists of the remaining occupants of the Yankee's cemetery. The folder also includes compendiums of biographies and family histories of the Yankee families as well as obituaries and death certificates of the Yankees dating to circa 1900-1909.
Admin/Biographical History The Yankees were a group of families that were the early settlers of Clay County and were influential in the development of the village of Rollag and Parke Township in the county. They were mostly of English descent, along with Scots and Irish and were of mixed Protestant and Catholic denominations. The Yankees were politically very active people and held many high offices in Clay County as well as raising the funds for the District No. 3 Schoolhouse in Parke Township. The Yankees stayed in the area for around twenty years as the number of Scandinavians settling into the region began to outnumber them by more than 3 to 1 by 1873. By that time most of the Yankee families had moved on to Oregon.
Subjects Obituaries
Death Certificate
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Containers Yankee Cemetery Collection