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Judd's Cabins at Crystal LakeAn undated photo of one of the cabins rented by the Judd family at Crystal Lake.
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The Judd Home and HotelThe Judd family operated a hotel from their home at Crystal Lake.
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Esther JuddGrave of Esther Judd, Burnsville pioneer, buried at Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley.

Daughter of Horace Beardsley and Mary Cole, both of Connecticut. Wife of Capt Lewis E. Judd. Esther E. Judd was Postmaster of Crystal Lake in Burnsville Township 1881-1890.
She had lived in Burnsville for over 20 years at her death and had lived in Hastings prior.

She died at her home at Crystal Lake in the town of Burnsville, after an illness of three months. She moved to Minnesota in 1873.

Birth 1833- East Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut,
Death 26 Apr 1895 (aged 61–62)- Burnsville,
Burial Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley,
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Lewis Judd family - 3 pagesWhile working on the Burnsville 76 History Book, the history committee received this copy of hand written document listing information on tje Judd family who settled ast Crystal Lake.
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Judd Hotel GuestsJudd Hotel on the shore of Crystal Lake. From Neill history of 1881: — The only hotel of which the town can boast is kept by Lewis Judd at Crystal lake, on the north shore of the lake, on what was known as the Newell estate. The estate was purchased by Mr. Judd in 1872, since which time he has improved it very much, making it, together, with its natural attractions, one of the finest points for a summer resort in the state. He was induced by parties from the south during the summer of 1880, to open his home to excursionists, which he did, and found the experiment a success. He is still making other improvements by the erection of cottages and additions to his house to accommodate those who are expecting to make a home with him during the coming heated term.
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Lewis JuddThis brief obituary of Lewis Judd appeared July 14, 1904 in the Minneapolis Journal.
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Captain Lewis Judd graveLiving at Crystal Lake, he died July 1904 and is buried at the Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley.
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Biography of Lewis Judd published 1881Lewis Judd, whose birth-place was Litchfleld county, Connecticut, was born in 1822. During early years he received a practical education, afterward learned the carpenters trade. Followed his trade as contractor and builder.

In 1849, made a trip to California, returning the year following. In 1861 he raised Company D, Tenth Connecticut Volunteers, and continued as captain until honorably discharged in 1864.

Returning to Litchfleld county he resumed his trade, but in 1868, removed to Virginia, taking his family with him. He devoted his tune and attention to agriculture, until becoming dissatisfied with the country and surroundings, he directed his course to Minnesota, landing in Dakota county in 1871.

The following spring, he moved to a most desirable spot near Crystal Lake, and purchased one hundred and fifty seven acres. Here he has farmed, and in 1880, opened a summer resort, the "Lakeside Hotel." Miss Esther Beardsley became his wife in 1851. Two children have been born to them: Mary, now Mrs. Fred Twichell, of Hastings, and Nettie living at home.

From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.
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Lewis JuddCapt. Judd was a native of Connecticut, and in early life was a seafaring man, visiting many ports of the world. He was a member of Fremont's famous expedition that crossed the mountains into California, and later was a captain of a company in the 10th Connecticut volunteers during the civil war. He is the son of Daniel Judd and Eunice Fairchild, both of Connecticut. Husband of Esther E. Beardsley. He was an early settler in Burnsville, on Crystal Lake.

Birth 10 Jul 1822- Roxbury, Litchfield County, Connecticut,
Death 11 Jul 1904 (aged 82)- Burnsville, Dakota County, Minnesota,
Burial Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley, Dakota County, Minnesota,
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Nettie Judd ScottNettie Judd Scott's grave at Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley.
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Judd and Scott familiesLewis Judd is living with his daughter Nettie and husband William Scott and their family. Location is listed as Burnsville & Labonon Townships, Dakota, Minnesota, United States.


William J Scott Head M 48 Pennsylvania
Nettie V Scott Wife F 37 Connecticut
Hallen E Scott Daughter F 18 Minnesota
Mary E Scott Daughter F 15 Minnesota
Nettie V Scott Daughter F 13 Minnesota
Jessie A Scott Daughter F 11 Minnesota
Ruth J Scott Daughter F 7 Minnesota
Unis Scott Daughter F 5 Minnesota
William D Scott Son M 3 Minnesota
Lewis E Judd Father-in-law M 78 Connecticut
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September 12, 1881 St. Paul Globe reports:

A new postoffice has been established at Crystal Lake in Burnsville township, called Judd and Lewis Judd of the Lakeside House is appointed Postmaster.
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Lewis Judd Warranty Deed1895 Warranty deed involving Lewis Judd September 1895.
         
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