near old Christiana Post Office ?
Eureka township, Dakota county,
T113N - R20W, section 21
not able to locate the burial places that were referred to in Rev. Neill's
"History of Dakota County and the city of Hastings" (page 379). The 1874 Andreas
Atlas of Minnesota, Dakota county,
township, section 21 also shows this cemetery. As I looked over the maps this
stretch of road, in section 21, has changed and I regret that I was not
able to determine what if anything exists of this old burial place.
bit of information that may be useful to future searchers is the old locations
of the Christiana Post Offices. In "History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties", by Franklyn, written in
1910, he wrote the following about the postoffices:
'Christiana Post-office was established in 1859 at the house of Dominick Moes, section 19, with Magnus Sampson as postmaster, and
Dominick Moes as deputy. In 1861 Mr. Sampson enlisted
in the Army, when Silas C. Schofield was appointed postmaster in his stead, and
the office was moved to his residence, where it remained fourteen years, when
he resigned and Albert G. Oleson was appointed his
successor. He removed the office to section 21, and opened a small store of
general provisions, which he kept until 1879. The office was discontinued many
years ago (page 416).'