Crooks and New Hope, South Dakota Images 
King Oscar II Frederik 
Rained in Sweden from 1872 to 1907
b.January 21, 1829
d. December 8, 1907
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King Oscar II Frederik
Rained in Sweden from 1872 to 1907
b.January 21, 1829
d. December 8, 1907

5 Öre Swedish stamp of King Oscar II
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5 Öre Swedish stamp of King Oscar II

Personal Royal Command flag of
 His Majesty the King.
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Personal Royal Command flag of
His Majesty the King.

King Oscar
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King Oscar
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The Calmar Union Flag
The Calmar Union of Denmark, Sweden and Norway was established AD 1389 and staid in power until 1521.
The Calmar Union was never declared null and void, but just ceased to be operative.
The Scandinavians were not willing to cooperate, but rather used the Union to improve on their own status.
Personal power and personal wealth are still given the highest priority.
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The Calmar Union Flag
The Calmar Union of Denmark, Sweden and Norway was established AD 1389 and staid in power until 1521.
The Calmar Union was never declared null and void, but just ceased to be operative.
The Scandinavians were not willing to cooperate, but rather used the Union to improve on their own status.
Personal power and personal wealth are still given the highest priority.
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Swedish Greater Coat of Arms
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Swedish Greater Coat of Arms

Kalmar
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Kalmar

1849 Minnesota territory
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1849 Minnesota territory

1850 map of the US Territories.
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1850 map of the US Territories.

Dalemo 1870 deed
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Dalemo 1870 deed
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Swedish and Norwegian pop. compiled by U.S. Census in 1872 didn't include the new Dakota Territory.
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Swedish and Norwegian pop. compiled by U.S. Census in 1872 didn't include the new Dakota Territory.
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1870 Soddy
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1870 Soddy

Benton Township 1870 
New Hope post office was on a farm just north of present day day Crooks. The school in section 2 would be where Our Lady Of The Snows Church is today in Crooks.
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Benton Township 1870
New Hope post office was on a farm just north of present day day Crooks. The school in section 2 would be where Our Lady Of The Snows Church is today in Crooks.
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The bulk of the early area residents entered America through Castle Garden now known as Castle Clinton the New York State immigrant processing facility on a 25 acre island outside Manhattan New York from 1850 to 1890 when the Federal Government took over control of immigration processing at Ellis Island. A few like the Crooks family came by way of Canada.
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The bulk of the early area residents entered America through Castle Garden now known as Castle Clinton the New York State immigrant processing facility on a 25 acre island outside Manhattan New York from 1850 to 1890 when the Federal Government took over control of immigration processing at Ellis Island. A few like the Crooks family came by way of Canada.

160 acres of Benton Township section 23 was given to the widow of a Civil War veteran, Mary Clark, she didn't take charge of the land, so the land was granted to Henry M. Miller in 1875. The land is 3 miles S of Crooks.
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160 acres of Benton Township section 23 was given to the widow of a Civil War veteran, Mary Clark, she didn't take charge of the land, so the land was granted to Henry M. Miller in 1875. The land is 3 miles S of Crooks.
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Frank M. Ziebach was given the tongue in cheek name, "Squatter Governor of the Territory of Dakota", in 1875. The pioneer newspaperman owned the Yankton "Weekly Dakotan",
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Frank M. Ziebach was given the tongue in cheek name, "Squatter Governor of the Territory of Dakota", in 1875. The pioneer newspaperman owned the Yankton "Weekly Dakotan",
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large Crooks South Dakota map
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large Crooks South Dakota map
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Crooks/New Hope History
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Crooks/New Hope History

William Crooks near Elk River, Minnesota in 1864 1, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad, 2, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway 3, Great Northern Railway Company. William Crooks engine was used from 1862-1897 mostly in Minnesota.
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William Crooks near Elk River, Minnesota in 1864 1, Minnesota and Pacific Railroad, 2, Saint Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba Railway 3, Great Northern Railway Company. William Crooks engine was used from 1862-1897 mostly in Minnesota.
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Immigrants train
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Immigrants train
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Chicago & Northwestern railroad handbill trying to drum up business, during the early westward expansion years.
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Chicago & Northwestern railroad handbill trying to drum up business, during the early westward expansion years.
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SWEDISH PIONEER CENTENNIAL STAMP
1848-1948
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SWEDISH PIONEER CENTENNIAL STAMP
1848-1948
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1875 Mali, Anton, & Ingebrigt Oyen
All buried in Pioneer Cemetery
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1875 Mali, Anton, & Ingebrigt Oyen
All buried in Pioneer Cemetery
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1874 Christian Johanson received N/W quarter of Section 1 of Benton township a mile N/E of Crooks. Christian is buried in Dell Rapids Cemetery
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1874 Christian Johanson received N/W quarter of Section 1 of Benton township a mile N/E of Crooks. Christian is buried in Dell Rapids Cemetery
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1875 Warranty deed to John W. Miller for 180 acres in Benton township,  Section 14. 2 miles south of Crooks.
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1875 Warranty deed to John W. Miller for 180 acres in Benton township, Section 14. 2 miles south of Crooks.

Ingebrigt & Mali Oyen farm 
1875
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Ingebrigt & Mali Oyen farm
1875

Land grant in 1875 to Henry Miller for 160 acres in Benton township on section 23, 2 miles south of Crooks. Signed by President U.S. Grant.
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Land grant in 1875 to Henry Miller for 160 acres in Benton township on section 23, 2 miles south of Crooks. Signed by President U.S. Grant.

Mrs. Tyler tintype
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Mrs. Tyler tintype
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Peder A Dalemoe 1875
Buried in East Nidaros Cemetery
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Peder A Dalemoe 1875
Buried in East Nidaros Cemetery

1876 Lars Benson, Benton township section 4 & 5.
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1876 Lars Benson, Benton township section 4 & 5.

1876 Ole Asleson was awarded 180 arces of section 13 in Benton Township. The land is 1 mile S/E of Crooks.
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1876 Ole Asleson was awarded 180 arces of section 13 in Benton Township. The land is 1 mile S/E of Crooks.
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1877 List of Dakota Territory post offices include New Hope and L. Aldrich as postmaster. Others in Minnehaha county were Dell Rapids, Geneseo(Burk twp.), Highland(N/W of Sherman), Lookout(Burk twp.), Pennington(by Garretson), Rapid Creek, Republican(Morefield/Renner), Saint Olaf(Baltic), Sioux Falls, Skunk Lake(by Lake Herman-Lake county when it still was part of Minnehaha County), Valley Springs.
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1877 List of Dakota Territory post offices include New Hope and L. Aldrich as postmaster. Others in Minnehaha county were Dell Rapids, Geneseo(Burk twp.), Highland(N/W of Sherman), Lookout(Burk twp.), Pennington(by Garretson), Rapid Creek, Republican(Morefield/Renner), Saint Olaf(Baltic), Sioux Falls, Skunk Lake(by Lake Herman-Lake county when it still was part of Minnehaha County), Valley Springs.

John P. & Agneta [Neta] "Nettie" Johnson 1879
JP 1854-1934-Nettie, 1861-1931
 The first wedding in Benton Church.
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John P. & Agneta [Neta] "Nettie" Johnson 1879
JP 1854-1934-Nettie, 1861-1931
The first wedding in Benton Church.

160 acres of Land given to Capt. Samuel Bones for service in the Florida War, then transferred in 1879 to Julius Elliot, a cousin of the Crooks family is Section 10 of Benton township. This is all the land south of 4th street and west of the Hwy., later farmed by Allen & Leona Johnson.
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160 acres of Land given to Capt. Samuel Bones for service in the Florida War, then transferred in 1879 to Julius Elliot, a cousin of the Crooks family is Section 10 of Benton township. This is all the land south of 4th street and west of the Hwy., later farmed by Allen & Leona Johnson.
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Anders "Andrew" P. & Marit Dalemo
2/16/1821-2/21/1918, 7/8/1816-5/20/1880. Homesteaded on Section 1 of Benton township. Son, Peder Dalemo lived with them. Beret, their daughter married Hemming Tidemann.
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Anders "Andrew" P. & Marit Dalemo
2/16/1821-2/21/1918, 7/8/1816-5/20/1880. Homesteaded on Section 1 of Benton township. Son, Peder Dalemo lived with them. Beret, their daughter married Hemming Tidemann.
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Pastors at Benton Lutheran Church between 1979 - 1906. John H. Randahl, Gustaf Alfred Ekeberg, Jacob Franzen, Gustaf Lindsten.
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Pastors at Benton Lutheran Church between 1979 - 1906. John H. Randahl, Gustaf Alfred Ekeberg, Jacob Franzen, Gustaf Lindsten.
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1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory. Andrew Anderson, Annie Byg, Peter Robin, Solem Peterson, Peter Peterson, Hans Nelson, Nels Anderson, Magnus Johnson, John P. Johnson, Nels Hanson, Sam Johnson, Lars larson, John Crooks, Clayton Chesley, Mary Bonner, Lena Johnson
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1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory. Andrew Anderson, Annie Byg, Peter Robin, Solem Peterson, Peter Peterson, Hans Nelson, Nels Anderson, Magnus Johnson, John P. Johnson, Nels Hanson, Sam Johnson, Lars larson, John Crooks, Clayton Chesley, Mary Bonner, Lena Johnson

1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory.
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1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory.

1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory.
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1880 US Census Benton township, Minnehaha county, Dakota Territory.
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1880 land grant signed by President  Rutherford Hayes to Jeremias Olsen Ulvilden. This Benton Township land was a half mile east of town.
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1880 land grant signed by President Rutherford Hayes to Jeremias Olsen Ulvilden. This Benton Township land was a half mile east of town.

Kristine Ulvilden tintype
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Kristine Ulvilden tintype

1881 Lars Benson papers for 160 acres in Lyons township section 33, 2 miles N/W of Crooks, now owned by Kenneth Benson.
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1881 Lars Benson papers for 160 acres in Lyons township section 33, 2 miles N/W of Crooks, now owned by Kenneth Benson.

1881 land grant to David O. Crooks for S/W quarter of section 2 of Benton Township. Basically, most of the land in the town of Crooks as it is today.
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1881 land grant to David O. Crooks for S/W quarter of section 2 of Benton Township. Basically, most of the land in the town of Crooks as it is today.

40 acres in 1881 were granted to Christina Nelson. The land is 1 mile west of Crooks, on section 4, the S/E corner of that land.
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40 acres in 1881 were granted to Christina Nelson. The land is 1 mile west of Crooks, on section 4, the S/E corner of that land.

1881 Fred E. Everett obtains 160 arces on section 17 in Benton Township. Two miles S/W of Crooks.
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1881 Fred E. Everett obtains 160 arces on section 17 in Benton Township. Two miles S/W of Crooks.

Neta Person Benson & Anders "Andrew" Johnson Wedding December 19, 1882.
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Neta Person Benson & Anders "Andrew" Johnson Wedding December 19, 1882.

Hemming & Beret Dalemoe Tidemann
wedding June 29, 1883
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Hemming & Beret Dalemoe Tidemann
wedding June 29, 1883

taken by F. N. Robinson of Howard, Dakota Territory on August 28, 1884. The back imprinted (now over printed the face on this giclée) makes the claim and gives the following description: "The storm passed 22 miles west of the city. It was first noticed at 4 o' clock, p. m., moving in a southeasterly direction, remaining in sight over two hours; killing several people and destroying property in its course. It is printed in a warm sepia duotone color in keeping with the original. It shows three tornado funnels, one mean one touching the ground. This is not Kansas.
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taken by F. N. Robinson of Howard, Dakota Territory on August 28, 1884. The back imprinted (now over printed the face on this giclée) makes the claim and gives the following description: "The storm passed 22 miles west of the city. It was first noticed at 4 o' clock, p. m., moving in a southeasterly direction, remaining in sight over two hours; killing several people and destroying property in its course. It is printed in a warm sepia duotone color in keeping with the original. It shows three tornado funnels, one mean one touching the ground. This is not Kansas.
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In 1884 Nils Hanson obtained 159+ acres on section 6 of Benton Township, 4 miles west of Crooks.
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In 1884 Nils Hanson obtained 159+ acres on section 6 of Benton Township, 4 miles west of Crooks.
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Ole & Lena(Nessan) Peterson 1886
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Ole & Lena(Nessan) Peterson 1886

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