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 Caroline <I>Morrison</I> Grandelmyer

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Caroline Morrison Grandelmyer

  • Birth 9 Apr 1846 Crow Wing, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Death 25 Jan 1919 Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
  • Plot Block 11, Lot 71, No Marker
  • Memorial ID 73818224

Arrived in Brainerd in 1873.

•See Jacob "Jake" Paine.
•See Thomas Richardson Congdon.
•See Fannie Litton Mulrine.
•See Ann Reilly McGinnis Loftus Austin.
•See Mary Jane Meekins Reilly.
•See Emma E. Forsythe.
•See Elizabeth M. Early Koop.
•See George W. Holland.
•See Dr. Werner Hemstead.

1870 census for St. Cloud MN, ward 2 family #24:
Grandelmeyer, C., 32, b. Switz., clerk dry goods
Grandelmeyer, Karolina, 27, b. Minn.
Grandelmeyer, Charlotte, 6, b. Minn.
Grandelmeyer, Rosie, 4, b. Minn.
[Contributed by John Van Essen]

                    DISTRICT COURT.

      The April General Term of District Court convened at Bly's Hall, on Tuesday last, Judge O. P. Stearns presiding, and the large number of twenty-six cases on the Calendar were all disposed of by Thursday noon; but the Grand Jury still being in session, the Court did not adjourn until four o'clock yesterday.
      Below we give a condensed report of the proceedings as reported to us by the Clerk, W. W. Hartley.
      Caroline Grandelmeyer vs. Chris. Grandelmeyer, an action for divorce. An order for the publication of summons granted. (Brainerd Tribune, 02 May 1874, p. 4, c. 1)

      DRESS MAKING.—See card of Mrs. Grandelmyer, elsewhere in this TRIBUNE. She has just got on a fashionable list of patterns, etc., and is prepared to turn out the most fashionable work.—Northwestern Hotel. (Brainerd Tribune, 30 May 1874, p. 1, c. 5)

                  DISTRICT COURT.
             Friday, April 30th, 9 a. m.

      Caroline Grandelmyer vs. Chris. Grandelmyer.—An action for divorce, upon examination of witnesses decree ordered. (Brainerd Tribune, 08 May 1875, p. 4, c. 2)

      MRS. C. GRANDELMEYER, dress maker, desires to inform her customers that she has gone to St. Paul and will be back in about two weeks. (Brainerd Tribune, 19 May 1877, p. 4, c. 1)

      The well known and popular Domestic Sewing Machine for sale by
            Mrs. C. GRANDELMEYER, Agent.
(Brainerd Tribune, 16 August 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

             House and Lot for Sale.

      The House and lot on West Front street, at present occupied by me as a residence—in good repair and containing eight rooms—is for sale at a bargain.
      Apply to MRS. C. GRANDELMEYER.
      BRAINERD, Aug. 16, 1879.
(Brainerd Tribune, 30 August 1879, p. 4, c. 3)

      I have just received a full stock of fall and winter millinery goods in all the latest styles. Ladies, please give me a call. MRS. C. GRANDELMYER. (Brainerd Tribune, 27 September 1879, p. 4, c. 1)

      Mrs. C. Grandelmyer has just received a large and varied stock of ladies' and misses' spring and summer hats of all the latest styles. She has also received a new shirring machine, and is prepared to take orders for all kinds of shirring. (Brainerd Tribune, 15 May 1880, p. 4, c. 1)

      Mrs. Grandelmyer can furnish all kinds of hair goods. (Brainerd Tribune, 12 June 1880, p. 1, c. 4)

                House and Lot for Sale.

      I offer my present residence on West Front street for sale at a bargain. Apply at my store.                   MRS. C. GRANDELMYER.
      Brainerd, June 19th, 1880.
(Brainerd Tribune, 28 August 1880, p. 4, c. 4)

      The frame has been erected and is being rapidly enclosed for Mrs. C. Grandelmyer's new millinery house on Front street, next east of the law office of Capt. Sleeper. (Brainerd Tribune, 02 October 1880, p. 4, c. 1)

Grandelmeyer, Mrs. Caroline

She was born at Crow Wing, where her father was the first settler; and was married to Chris. Grandelmeyer in April, 1864. She removed to Brainerd in 1873, where she is now doing a prosperous business as Milliner and Dressmaker. She is one of the eleven children of Allan Morrison, one of Minnesota's earliest pioneers; Morrison County was named after him. (History of the Upper Mississippi Valley, Winchell, Neill, Williams and Bryant, Minnesota Historical Company, Minneapolis: 1881; p. 651)

                Got Drunk and Fell In.

      Last Tuesday morning about four o'clock, Mrs. Grandelmyer, hearing a suspicious noise at the door of her millinery establishment, under the dwelling apartment, descended the stairs, and there found the terror of all women, a man, as sure as the world! She immediately requested him to become scarce in that vicinity, but receiving no response, extended a second invitation, to which he replied that he wouldn't vamoose, if he was thoroughly acquainted with himself, or words to that effect, at least. Not succeeding by the ordinary efforts of moral suasion to convince the intruder that his company was not desired, the plucky lady presumed to try a little muscular argument, which in part proved effective at least in stirring him up to a realization of his position, and the probable results. At this juncture two gentlemen, attracted by the racket, appeared and peremptorily ordered him to skip, which he accordingly did. Mrs. Grandelmyer soon started in quest of Sheriff Mertz, and after finding our worthy official, a search was at once instigated to discover the whereabouts of the untimely caller. He was soon discovered, and taken into custody, asserting his innocence, and excusing himself on the ground that he was drunk, and had fallen in through a broken glass in the door, which in reality he had broken by running his foot through in the struggle before mentioned, and which was about large enough for a small child to crawl through. On Wednesday morning he appeared before hizzoner, Judge Sleeper, and after a brief examination, he was bound over to court in the sum of $500, to await the action of the grand jury, but failing to have the necessary "sponds" at that time, or an equivalent therefor, he was taken to the freezer, to board at the county's expense until next September. (Brainerd Tribune, 16 April 1881, p. 1, c. 4)

      Wanted, immediately; two apprentice girls for millinery at Mrs. Grandelmyer's store. (Brainerd Tribune, 30 April 1881, p. 1, c. 1)

      Newt. Nelson, the man who has been lying in jail some time, for breaking into Mrs. Grandelmyer's store, made a break for liberty last Thursday and succeeded in escaping. He had somehow contrived to manufacture a false key, and thus let himself out. (Brainerd Tribune, 28 May 1881, p. 1, c. 2)

      Pedro, the large dog owned by Mrs. Grandelmyer, bit a small boy, a son of Chas. Haggberg [sic] very severely on Wednesday, and the police were ordered to shoot the dog which was done. The boy was running along the sidewalk on Front street in front of the lady's millinery store when the dog sprang out on him. It is not thought that the bite will result seriously, although this is bad weather for such business. This is the third dog Chief Shontell has killed for the same cause this week. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 July 1885, p. 3, c. 3)

      Mrs. C. Grandelmyer will reopen her millinery store in Aitkin the latter part of September. (Brainerd Dispatch, 29 July 1892, p. 4, c. 3)

      A new cement sidewalk is being laid in front of Mrs. Grandelmyer's property on Front Street. (Brainerd Dispatch, 09 August 1895, p. 4, c. 3)

      On Monday evening Mrs. C. Grandelmyer gave a farewell party to her daughter, Mrs. C. D. Parker, which was a very pleasant occasion. The house was nicely decorated. Progressive euchre was played. Mrs. J. J. Howe, Jr., winning first prize, and Mrs. A. F. Ferris second. Refreshments were served after which the company departed. (Brainerd Dispatch, 30 August 1895, p. 4, c. 4)

      Mrs. C. Grandelmyer's millinery establishment had a very narrow escape from destruction on Wednesday evening. A lighted lamp was placed under a quantity of paper patterns which hung on the wall and in a moment the patterns were a mass of fire. A pail or two of water put the fire out before the department arrived. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 January 1896, p. 4, c. 3)

11 April 1905. The Christian Scientists of this city are to erect a new church on the lots which they bought recently of Mrs. C. Grandelmeyer on the corner of Eighth and Kingwood Streets North. It will be one of the prettiest churches in the city. (This Was Brainerd, Brainerd Dispatch, 11 April 2005)

       LAID TO REST BY LOVING HANDS
     Requiem High Mass Celebrated Over
              Remains of Mrs. Caroline
               Grandelmeyer Tuesday
        ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC CHURCH
            Rev. Father J. J. O'Mahoney
      Officiating-Pallbearers Old Friends
                    of the Deceased

      The remains of Mrs. Caroline Grandelmeyer, long a resident of Brainerd, were laid to rest Tuesday morning in Evergreen cemetery, following requiem high mass celebrated at St. Francis Catholic church by Rev. Father J. J. O'Mahoney. A solo was sung by Mrs. Mal D. Clark.
      The active pallbearers were H. P Dunn, [S.] R. Adair, S. F. Alderman, Dr. A. F. Groves, George Murphy and F. A. Farrar.
      The honorary pallbearers were Judge W. A. Fleming, John A. McColl, U.[sic] [I.] U. White, Con O'Brien, J. W. Koop, F. W. Wieland, D. M. Clark, C. D. Johnson, A. J. Halsted, T. H. Brady.
      The ushers were John H. Krekelberg and Al Sanregret.
      Mrs. Grandelmeyer was the daughter of Allan Morrison of Terrebonne, [Quebec] Canada, who was a fur trader there and in the upper Mississippi region. He was a member of one of the earliest legislatures of Minnesota and for a long time was a postmaster of Crow Wing.
      Morrison county, Minnesota was named for him. He married Charlotte Louise Chaboille [sic] [Chaboullier] of Terrebonne [Red Lake, Minnesota]. She was born at Fort William, [Ontario, Canada] Lake Superior and died at Crow Wing October 3, 1873. He died at White Earth Minn., Nov. 21, 1877. Mrs. Grandelmeyer was born at Crow Wing April 9, 1849 and passed away January 25, 1919.
      She had one brother, Allan Morrison of Ogema, Minn. Her nieces were Mrs. Fred A. Munch of St. Paul, Mrs. Merritt of New York city, Mrs. Stead of Minneapolis, Miss Irene Branley of Minneapolis, Miss Carolyne Louise Morrison of Brainerd, and a nephew, George A. Sloane of Anoka.
      She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Rose G. Parker of Brainerd. One daughter Charlotte Mary Grandelmeyer died July 15, 1898.
      William Morrison, a brother of Allan Morrison has been termed the discoverer of the source of the Mississippi river. (Brainerd Dispatch, 31 January 1919)

Husband: An online Ancestry family tree "MKB 2008" shows that her husband Chrysostomus Grandelmyer died 13 Mar 1914 in St. Joseph's Home, Haven, Sherburne, MN and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, MN. [Contributed by John Van Essen]


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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 23 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73818224
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Morrison Grandelmyer (9 Apr 1846–25 Jan 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73818224, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .