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Koerner, August T.

House 1893-94 (District 39)

Party when first elected:  Republican

Counties Served:  Meeker


Date of Birth: ??/??/1843
Birth Place: Rodach, Saxe-Coburn-Gotha, Saxony
Birth County:
Birth Country: Germany
Date of Death: ??/??/1912
Gender: Male
Religion: Christian
Reported Minority: None Reported
Other Names:
City of Residence (when first elected): Litchfield
Occupation (when first elected): Real Estate and Insurance Business


Common Schools, Germany; Elementary School; Until He Was 14 Years Old


Municipal Government: Litchfield, Minnesota (Village Clerk); 18?? to 18??
Military: 6th Indiana Volunteers, Company G (United States Civil War); 04/17/1861 to 08/02/1861
Military: 26th Indiana Volunteers, Company H (United States Civil War, Wounded in Battle, Discharged then Veteranized on January 31, 1864; Final Discharge on June 12, 1865); 08/02/1861 to 06/12/1865
County Government: Meeker County, Minnesota (Office of Register of Deeds, 6 years); 1878 to 1884
Postmaster: Litchfield, Minnesota (Appointed by President Harrison); 1891 to 1892 [Appointed]
State Treasurer/Office: Minnesota State Treasurer; 01/07/1895 to 01/1901 [Elected]


Spouse: Kate McGannon
Children: Six children: Mamie and Pauline (daughters), P.C. (son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:


He came to the United States in 1858. He lived in Missouri and Indiana. He came to Meeker County, Minnesota in 1867.

"In his early manhood days he was a Democrat, and from 1868 to 1874 he was a member of the Greenback party; but since 1874 he has been a Republican." (Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897, p. 318)

He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masonic fraternity. He was a Commander of Militia Commandery, No, 17 of the Knights Templar.

He was a member of the Christian church in Litchfield, Minnesota.

Religion provided by Progressive Men of Minnesota, 1897.

Total Days Served: 735


28th Legislative Session (1893-1894)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 39
Elected: 11/8/1892
Residence: Litchfield
Term of Office: 1/3/1893 to 1/7/1895
Counties Represented: Meeker
Occupation: Real Estate and Insurance Business
Party: Republican
  • Insurance
  • Railroads (Chair)
  • State Prison and Reformatory
  • Towns and Counties