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Title Stephen Furwa Collection
Call Number MSS 45
Extent 7 folders
Dates of Creation 1885-1907
Creator Stephen Furwa
Scope & Content The collection consists of a group of papers from the Steven Furwa estate that were found in a safety deposit box in Barnesville, MN most dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They touch on Furwa's life in Tamsen before he was sent to prison for murder in 1907. Among other things it includes land records, his citizenship papers and some short small advertisements.
Admin/Biographical History Steven Furwa was a resident of Tamsen Township in Clay County Minnesota. He is best remembered for murdering his wife Caroline and son Alfredo on February 13th 1907. After some time in prison he was eventually found mentally incompetent and was sent to the asylum in St. Peter, Minnesota where he later passed away.
People Furwa, Steven Hanson
Subjects Land Records
Jack Kiewel Brewing Co. (Little Falls, MN)
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
Archival History Donated by the City of Barnesville, 1958. (Accession# 58.15)
Containers Advertisements, 1902, undated
Board of Game and Fish Commissioners Certificate, 1904
Citizenship Papers, 1882
Financial Records, 1883, 1899-1900
Jack Kiewel Brewing Co. Keg Return Receipt, undated
Homestead Certificates, 1892, 1895
Land Records, 1899-1900