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Danielson Township

The first person arrived in Danielson Township in 1857, but it wasn't until 1861 when others arrived, and the area really began to develop. Danielson Township was formally organized as a Meeker County township in March 1872, named for Daniel Danielson and Nels Danielson. Daniel was the first township clerk and assessor; Nels a Norwegian homesteader since 1861. The settlement of Rosendale was started in this township.  The Danielson Creamery was built there in 1890, and it was the second creamery built in Minnesota. A “buttermaker” was brought from Denmark to run the creamery and teach the technique to local citizens.