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After 29 years Eldon Kohls retires from City 1995The City of Burnsville's employee newsletter - Internal Communicator- June 2, 1995 recognizes Eldon Kohls who retires.

Eldon Kohls retired from the City of Burnsville on May 31 after 29 years of service. He served as a heavy equipment operator in the Public Works Department... Eldon was born and raised in Burnsville. He operated a farm, which was located near County Road 42 and Chicago Avenue. In 1966 he came to work at the Village of Burnsville, one of 15 total City employees.

As a life long resident of the Burnsville Community, Eldon is a rare find. He grew up on a farm and can still tell you where the farms were once located in the city. His father served as Treasurer of Burnsville Townshiop from 1936 - 1946. His grandfather, who farmed in the area of what is now Alimagnet Park, planted apple trees that are still standing in the park today. He attended Rosemount High School and remains friends with such classmates as Ray Connelly.

Eldon moved off the tractor and into the driver's seat of the City's street maintenance equipment in 1966...
Kathryn Polak with young Eldon Kohlssitting together on the steps
Kevin Swanson of BVHS with Eldon Kohls in 2015The Swanson and Kohls farms were adjacent, from County 42 to Crystal Lake shore, aligned approximately with Portland Ave
Aerial photo of Kohls FarmLocated south of County 42 at Portland Avenue
Mrs. William KohlsDeath notice of Mrs. William Kohls published January 28, 1921
Born February 26, 1856 - Died January 20, 1921
Wedding of Eleanor Cederblade and Henry Kohls 1931The Christmas Day wedding 1931 took place at the home of the bride in Lakeville. The Kohl's will reside in Burnsville. Mpls Star Article.
Rose Grange schoolteacher for District 94 who board with the Kohls family
Location of Kohls farm inset into satellite photo
District 94 School located corner of County Road 11 and County Road 42
(see BVHS website overlay for location aerials)
Kathryn Polakschool teacher who boarded with the Kohls family
Teachers who boarded with the Kohls FamilyArdess Timm, Kathryn Polak, Rose Grange, Eldon at five years
William and Whilhelminia KohlsThe Burnsville Chapter of the Dakota County Historical Society featured a story of the Kohl's family in their newsletter.

William Herman Kohls was born June 19,1853 in Germany. His wife, Whilhelminia Hagendorf was born February 26,1856 in Germany.
They were marrjed in 1880 in Woodbury Township, Washington
County, Minnesota. And, they moved to Burnsville in 1900 and settled in section 30 of the township where they had 12 children.
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