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The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Edward Tisdell, a well known farmer of Birch Cooley, was born on section 16, Birch Cooley township, June 7, 1880, son of Henry and Elizabeth (Connelly) Tisdell. Henry Tisdell was born in Ireland and came to America in 1858, coming to Renville county in 1870 where he homesteaded in section 16, securing 160 acres. Here he remained until 1910 and is now living with his son Edward at the age of seventy-eight years. His wife, Elizabeth (Connelly) died July, 1913. They were married at St. Louis in 1860. Edward Tisdell remained home until 1910 when he rented the home farm. He is still there and has specialized in Percheron horses and raises many hogs. He is a member of the Catholic church at Morton. He is also a member of the Farmers' Elevator Company at Morton and of the Loose Line Electric Railroad Company. Mr. Tisdell was married Jan. 10, 1910, to Charlotte Nuens, born May 29, 1892, daughter of Peter and Octavia (Quinette) Nuens. Her father was a farmer and pioneer in Minnesota and lives at New York Mills at the age of seventy-eight years. Her mother is still living at the age of sixty-seven years. They have five boys and three girls, Mrs. Tisdell being next to the youngest child. Mr. Tisdell's parents had six boys and five girls, Mr. Tisdell being also next to the youngest child. Mr. and Mrs. Tisdell have a daughter, Charlotte Mary, born May 29, 1915.
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