Probstfield, R. M. (Randolph M.), 1832-1911

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Randolph M. Probstfield was born in Germany in 1832. He migrated to the United States as a young man and came to the Red River Valley as an agent for the Hudson Bay Company in 1858. He operated the company trading post in Shayenne City (later Georgetown), Minnesota for several years, before buying land for a farm in which is now part of Clay County. Probstfield later served in the legislature, helped develop the Moorhead Normal School, and was active for a time in the farmers' movement in the Valley. He died in 1911.

From the description of Papers. 1858-1948. (Minnesota State University Moorhead). WorldCat record id: 29212600

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Brandborg, Charles W., 1847-1916. Charles W. Brandborg and family papers, 1887-1977. Minnesota Historical Society Library
creatorOf Atwood, E. H. (Edwin Hathaway), b. 1829. Edwin H. Atwood and family papers, 1800, 1838-1954 (bulk 1861-1899). Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn Gesell, Raymond L., 1896-1981. Papers. Tri-College Library
creatorOf Probstfield, Randolph Michael, 1832-1911. Papers. Minnesota State University Moorhead, Livingston Lord Library
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associatedWith Atwood, E. H. (Edwin Hathaway), b. 1829. person
associatedWith Brandborg, Charles W., 1847-1916. person
associatedWith Farmers' Alliance of Minnesota. corporateBody
associatedWith Gesell, Raymond L., 1896-1981. person
associatedWith Minnesota. State Normal School (Moorhead, Minn.) corporateBody
associatedWith National Farmers' Alliance and Industrial Union. corporateBody
associatedWith Northwest Minnesota Historical Center. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Georgetown (Minn.)
Frontier and pioneer life


Birth 1832

Death 1911



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SNAC ID: 39100035