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Title: Dean Lowell Younggren

Dates: 1907-1915

Collection Number: 2018-P-057

Quantity: 10 items

Abstract: Copy photographs of Indian settlers, farming and buildings in Thunder Butte, Red Elm, and Dupree, Ziebach County (S.D.)

Provenance: No Gift Agreement, note on envelope holding copy prints that they were from Dean Younggren of Hallock (Minn.) and they were to be taken to Todd Strand, SHSND Photo Archivist during History Conference.

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Biographical Sketch:       Dean Lowell Younggren (Donor)

Dean Younggren, 82, Hallock, died at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center, Hallock, Friday, Nov. 19, 2004.  Dean Lowell Younggren was born on May 22, 1922, to Stanley and Alma (Lund) Younggren. He was baptized and confirmed in the Presbyterian faith.  He grew up on a farm near the Red River where he attended the South Hill School, and later went to the Crookston A.C. where he graduated in 1939. Dean served in the Navy during World War II.  On June 8, 1956, Dean married Muriel Swanson of Kennedy at the East Emmaus Church, rural Kennedy. They had three sons, Charles, Lowell, and Loren. He and his family resided on a farm along the Two River where Dean farmed for many years. Dean was a hockey coach and referee for many years. He was an active member of the Kittson County Historical Society for 27 years, and served as president from 1986-2000. He was the clerk of Thompson Township for 20 years, and served on the Kittson Memorial Hospital Board for 12 years. He was also a proud member of the Agassiz Swedish Heritage Society and the American Legion. He enjoyed researching family history, and published the Younggren Family History Book. Taking pictures and movies of his family and travels were favorite hobbies of his. He loved to write and tell stories of the past for his grandchildren. Family members include his wife, Muriel; sons Charles, Lowell (Juli), and Loren (Jana), all of Hallock, two brothers Harold (Lucille), and John (Mae) both of Hallock, and two sisters, Lois (Jerry) Lindegard, Hallock, and Carolyn Nelson, Lake Park. Five grandchildren Jacki, Amanda, Nikki, Savannah, and Nathan. Nieces and nephews and even more great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, and his brother-in-law Wayne Nelson. Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 22, 2004 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at Hallock. Interment will be in the Two River Cemetery.


Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck (N.D.),, U.S. Public Records, U.S. Social Security Index, U.S. Census Records, U.S. Public Records Index,, Find-A-Grave.


2018-P-057-00001 Three Indian children on porch of house Thunder Butte, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1907
2018-P-057-00002 Indian family standing outside log house Thunder Butte, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1910
2018-P-057-00003 Man standing outside barn with skunks, beaver and mink skins Red Elm, Ziebach County (S. D.)
2018-P-057-00004 Three Indian cowboys on horses in corral Thunder Butte, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1910
2018-P-057-00005 Indian cowboys branding calf in corral Thunder Butte, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1910
2018-P-057-00006 Indians standing outside mercantile store Red Elm, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1911
2018-P-057-00007 Shopkeeper and Indian men and women inside mercantile store Red Elm, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1911
2018-P-057-00008 Shopkeeper and man inside mercantile store Red Elm, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1911
2018-P-057-00009 Distant view of town and business district in winter Red Elm, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1911
2018-P-057-00010 Threshing grain in the field Red Elm, Ziebach County (S.D.) 1910

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