Nessel Township
49205 Acacia Trail
Stanchfield, Minnesota 55080

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Betsy Rising ·  Branden Mell  ·  Michelle Meis  ·  Larry Steeves

Clerk                                                              Treasurer 
Stan Iskierka                                                  Mary Dillner


 Meetings & Events

  2015 Monthly Meeting Dates:       January 12                   July 12                                                                     Events (click on link):    

                                                       February 9                   August 10

                                                       March 9                       September 13

                                                       April 12                       October 11

                                                       May 10                        November 9

                                                       June 14                        December 13

The Nessel Township Board meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7p.m 

at the Nessel Township Hall located at 49205 Acacia Trail in Stanchfield, Minnesota.                                                  


Brief History of Nessel Township (according to

Nessel Township was organized in 1871, bears the name of its earliest pioneer farmer, Robert Nessel, who was born in Germany, 1834, came to the United States in 1847 and to Minnesota in 1854, and settled here in 1856. The Township itself was organized in 1871 and had been a voting precinct since July 8, 1855. The first Board of Supervisors were: Wm. H. McCray, John M. Berit, and Matts Collin. Alice Draper was the first school teacher. The first marriage was Wm. Vanetter and Anna Johnson in 1861. Nels and Peter Anderson had the first steam threshing outfit. Rush Lake and the soil attracted people to settle in the Township and many of the farms are still owned by the descendants of the early settlers.  This was a great camping place for the Indians as the lower lake was full of wild rice which the Indians gathered. Also, at the narrows between the two lakes, was a gathering place for the Indians during rice harvesting time.  

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