Looking online for the name SAND, Larry found this interesting episode in Morrison County history: the deputy Sherriff in Little Falls then was one John P. Sand. (
No, we don't know if he was one of OUR Sands. Oh, yes, he was! Site search for 'J P Sand' ).
Still, the story is interesting! In October of 1888, a man named Albert Bulow murdered a "well-to-do bachelor farmer" from Buckman, Franklin Eich, for which he was hanged in Little Falls in July of 1889. According to the St Paul Daily Globe newspaper, Mrs. Sand was attentive to the prisoner while he languished in jail.
"His death watch, composed of H. B. and John Schenck, were socially disposed and musically inclined. Bulow had the German love for music, and a quartette was organized, the soprano being furnished by the wife of the jailer, Mrs. Sand. Almost any hour of the day, and particularly in the evening, the music of the quartette could be heard...."
In jail at the same time was a man convicted of highway robbery by the name of John Mitchell, who evidently was 'comforted' too...
Yes, their lives could be interesting!