Skip to main content

Oneota Township list of persons liable to military duty

Identifier: S6147

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a single document prepared by Oneota Township Assessor E.G. Swanstrom. Addressed to St. Louis County Auditor, Luke Marvin, the document is dated August 14, 1862 and contains a list of names of men who were residents of Oneota and between the ages of eighteen and forty-five, making them liable for military duty. The list includes sixteen names and information about the individuals including their ages and general remarks including citizenship status and physical disabilities.


  • 1862 August 14


Biographical / Historical

E.G. Swanstrom was the Oneota Township Assessor in 1862 when he created the list of persons in Oneota who were liable to military duty. A native of Sweden, Swanstrom moved to Chisago County, Minnesota in 1854 and to Oneota around 1856. He was a St. Louis County Commissioner for thirteen years and represented District 29 in the Minnesota House in 1873-1874 and the Minnesota Senate in 1877-1880. Swanstrom was married; his  occupation at the time of his political service was reported as lumberman/mercantile business/former farmer and lumberman. He was affiliated with the Republican Party.

Swanstrom held many county offices and was receiver of the United States Land Office, 1883-1887. A member of one of the first Swedish families in Duluth, he settled in Oneota and worked hard to improve and develop this western area of Duluth, which earned him the title of “father of the West End”.


1.00 Linear Feet

Language of Materials


Physical Location

This collection is located at the University of Minnesota Duluth Archives. For more information about this collection or to make an appointment, contact us at or 218-726-8526.
Guide to the Oneota Township list of persons liable to military duty
Finding Aid Authors: M. David.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Collecting Area Details

Contact The University of Minnesota Duluth Archives and Special Collections Collecting Area

Kathryn A. Martin Library
University of Minnesota Duluth
416 Library Drive
Duluth MN 55812-3001
(218) 726-8526