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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
August Beyer, was born in Germany, Aug. 8, 1837, and came to Minnesota when he was eighteen years of age. He worked on the farms in the neighborhood of Minneapolis and Rochester and mowed hay near White Bear Lake with a scythe. St. Paul was then but a very small town. He located as a pioneer of Greenwood Prairie, Olmsted county, where he worked for the other farmers and finally located a place of his own in Blue Earth county, where he married. Later they moved to Renville county and located a farm in section 19, Flora township. They are both living in Renville. There were eleven children in the family: Emma, Dorethea, Amanda (deceased), Lizzie, Ida, Arthur, Walter, Ella, Mary (deceased), Charles (deceased), and William (deceased).
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