The Germans settled in Medina and around Lake Sarah about 1856. Many Swedes came in the early seventies. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Moline and their son, N. J. Moline, locating in Section 36. Jonas Moline was grandfather of Raymond, Sidney and John Gustafson and Mrs. Georgia Peterson. Mr. and Mrs. John Noreen settled on Section 35. The late Herman Noreen was a son of John Noreen and was married to Jennie Peterson. Axel Noreen of Lyndale was also a son of John Noreen. John Hillstrom settled on Section 25. He was an uncle of the late Gust Hillstrom. Samuel Briley and family settled in Armstrong in 1876. Dr. S. D. Grant settled on Section 31. He was killed in a steam threshing machine explosion. Dr. Fassett settled in Section 5, the Dunwoody home. Dr. C. M. Mercer practiced medicine in Maple Plain.