Group portrait of the posse that captured the Younger Brothers (Cole Younger, Jim Younger, and Bob Younger) at Madelia, Minnesota in September of 1876. The Younger Brothers were members of the James-Younger Gang.
The Justice of the Peace docket is a handwritten record of civil and criminal cases heard by Justices of the Peace in Otsego, Minnesota from 1884 to 1921. These records include the names of plaintiffs and defendants, arresting constables, evidence presented, and judgments made. These details reflect local values, customs, and personalities. Included are Justices of the Peace: Z. L. Case, Charles Snow, A. W. Praught, A. Plaisance, Joseph McDonald, D. W. M Leod, and Edson Washburn, Jr. Also included are Constables A. J. Wood, L. B. Hamlet, Barnard Duffy, W. H. LaPlant, Theodore Aydt, Edmund Fisetle, and J. A. McEachern.
The report lists the names of probation officers, summaries of the duties of probation officers and the medical inspection program. Crime statistics by offense, nativity, religion, and sex are also listed. An account of detailed probation laws is included.
Hennepin County Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Library