Barnet Devine is here from California to visit his children and his old friends in Kossuth and Humboldt


--Upper Des Moines-Republican, 28 June 1905, page 4

Barney Devine Sr. is here from California, with the intention of spending the summer.

--Humboldt County Republican, 7 July 1905, page 5


Matt Freilinger and wife came up from Algona last Monday for a few days visit with friends here.

--Upper Des Moines-Republican, 30 August 1905, page 8


For the first time since he came back from California Barnet Devine stayed in town Thursday night. He will

not return to California till in October, for he is doing extensive tiling on his farms in Sherman township.

He says he has learned that it costs something to lay 10 inch tiling, but that it will pay in the long run.

Several times while here he was heard to say that Algona is a nice quiet place to live and raise a family.

--Algona Advance, 14 September 1905, page 5


Matt Freilinger and wife came up from Algona Sunday for a short visit. Matt says that he expects to leave

for Texas today, Wednesday, on a land seeking excursion and may invest in some southern lands.

--Upper Des Moines-Republican, 20 September 1905, page 8

More Swamp Land Trouble

The matter of title to swamp lands in this county is being looked up pretty sharply now. Auditor Potter

received a letter from the land commissioner a few days ago telling him to notify Barney Devine, Richard

Hodges, Nicholas Brass, Mary Raney and Christian Schaeffer to meet an officer that will be sent here for

the purpose on November 8, at the court house, and to show whether or not certain tracts of land owned by

them was swamp land.

--The Democrat, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 27 September 1905, page 3

The Court Record

Matt Freilinger vs Delia Carroll [Carrel] et al. Garnishee discharged and costs taxed to plaintiff.

--Algona Courier, 29 September 1905, page 4

Mrs. Mike Noonan [Mary Ann Devine] died at her home Sunday evening. The funeral occurred

from the Catholic church at nine a. m. Tuesday. The remains were laid to rest In the Catholic


--Humboldt Independent, Thursday, 12 October 1905, page 11


Special Agent of the General Land

Office Goes Over Disputed Pieces.

Owners of These Lands in Kossuth

County are Probably Secure in Their Tenure.

Fred Hoisington, special agent of U. S. land office has been in the county for several days looking into the

question of the swampy character of several small tracts of land which have been held as swampy and

occupied for many years. In the fifties the general government conveyed to the state certain of its lands

which were swampy, and the state in turn conveyed them to the county. Many farms in Kossuth are now


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