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T. S. Kirkpatrick, Clerk of the District Court, was born in Wisconsin April 29, 1849; moved to Minnesota; thence to Jewell County Kan, in July, 1870, and took a homestead ten miles east of Mankato. He was elected Clerk of the District Court of Jewell County in the fall of 1880, and unanimously nominated and elected for the same position in the fall of 1882. Is a member of the K. of P. Was married in Mankato, January 8, 1881, to Miss Florence Hildreth. Mr. Kirkpatrick states that he has killed buffalo in Sewell County as late as 1873.