One of the cool things about the "Pictorial Atlas of Morrison County, Minnesota" books was that they included short bios of each family, whether they submitted photos or not. There are current plat maps in the first pages of each book, too, and maybe the whole idea of an atlas stemmed from those, since each bio starts with a description of the land the family lived on. The bios seem to have been hastily assembled without benefit of much fact checking, but it's obvious some families gave them particulars.
The legend says MI means Miscellaneous Information, which sometimes meant historical info. Who knew that C.B. Buckman jumped claims??
And since we've been interested in the Bednar family lately, here's Joseph's bio: