Francis W. “Frank” Haben was born to John and Calista A. Haben (née Oliver) in Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, on May 1, 1870. By the 1890s, he was living in the newly founded village of Hibbing, St. Louis County, Minnesota. In 1896, he married fellow Michigan native Catherine Brady (1872-1941)—in what may have been the first public wedding to take place in Hibbing. They raised three children: Cecilia Mary Haben (1904-1934), Wendell Haben (1915-1971), and Eugene M. Haben (1916-1945).
A close view portrait of Sarah B. Stearns in mid-life, wearing a dress with elaborate sleeves, and a cameo. Stearns was an advocate of women's suffrage and was the first woman to serve on the Duluth School Board.
University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library, Northeast Minnesota Historical Collections
Portrait of Judge Oliver Olson [1851-1924]. Mr. Olson came to Otter Tail County in 1870. He was appointed clerk of the probate court. In 1894 he was elected judge of probate court. Mr. Olson also ran a successful insurance business.
The graduates of 1895 is assembled in this studio portrait, which later appeared in the 1912 Breidablick college annual with the caption "Our Governor's Class", in reference to Adolph O. Eberhart, who appears in the photograph. The graduates are: Rev. John G. Laurin, Edward L. Erickson, Governor Adolph O. Eberhart, Prof. Andrew A. Stomberg, Hon. Thomas H. Johnston, Rev. Swan L. Wilson, Rev. Runolfur Marteinson, Atty. Charles Johnson, Dr. Alfred E. Ahlstrom, Atty. Frank A. Eckman, Hannah Nelson, M. S. Norelius, Prof. Louis Anderson, Grace Gresham-Brownell, Dr. Brandur, J. Brandson, and Dr. Joseph A. Prim.
This house was built on the north side of Lake Shaokatan in 1878. It still stands, and was remodeled some time later. It was the home of Andrew Crain which was occupied later by his son and family and then later by a grandson and family, Dick Crain. This picture is of the P.K. Petersen family who lived there for a couple of years about 1895.