I didn't see any place for general introductions, so I hope that it's okay to post this here, since my connection to the area is through my family over 100 years ago.
I did register in 2008, but never got back to this site until now
I was wondering if anyone is a member of the Weir (Wyer) or Finnegan families, or knows something about them. James Weir (son of Michael and Mary) and Elizabeth Jane Finnegan (daughter of Luke and Mary) were my great-great-grandparents; they moved from the Jessenland area to Minneapolis in the first decade of the 1900s.
Some of the Trimbos are descended from James's sister, Mary. I've noticed a few of those cousins posting here!
I visited Sibley County for the first (and so far only) time in May 2008. I went to the courthouse in Gaylord, and St. Thomas Cemetery. It really is a beautiful place!
As far as I can think of, I unfortunately don't have any family legends, anecdotes, or artifacts to share, but I do have a fair amount of data
Emery Cox IV