The first town meeting in Limestone Township was held at the house of G. H. Chapman on August 12, 1879. The meeting was called to order by G. H. Chapman. On motion Fred Meinzer was chosen as moderator. S. Peterson, E. Sigvaldson and G. Geiwitz were chosen as judges of election and G. H. Chapman, clerk. The judges and clerks were duly sworn in by the county auditor, G. I. Larson. The chairman then stated the purpose of which the meeting was called. K. K. Sebo was elected road overseer. Guide posts (for the purpose of posting public notices) were ordered to be erected, one on the north line of section 22, one on the center of section 10 and one on the northeast corner of sec. 24. On motion it was ordered to hold the first annual town meeting at the house of G. H. Chapman on the northeast quarter of section 22.
The polls were closed at five o'clock p. m. and on the ballot being canvassed the following were declared elected to their respective offices: G. H. Chapman, chairman of board of supervisors by 8 votes; S. Peterson and E. Sigvaldson, supervisors by 8 votes each; Fred Meinzer, clerk by 9 votes; Jens J. Jerpbak, treasurer by 8 votes; G. Geiwitz, assessor by 8 votes; W. H. Bahaman and J. B. Nelson, justices of the peace by eight votes each; J. C. Ahern and A. Johnson, constables by 8 votes each. The minutes were signed by S. Peterson, E. Sigvaldson and G. Geiwitz, and attested by G. H. Chapman, clerk.
Annual Town Meeting
The fist annual town meeting was held at the house of G. H. Chapman on March 9, 1880. The meeting was called to order by Fred Meinzer, clerk. On motion S. Peterson was chosen as moderator. The moderator then stated the purpose of the meeting. W. T. Sage was elected overseer of highways by an "aye" and "nay" vote. The sum of $60.00 was levied for past and current expenses. On motion the next annual meeting was ordered to be held at the house of G. H. Chapman.
On the polls being closed and ballots canvassed the following persons were declared elected to their respective offices: G. H. Chapman, chairman of board of supervisors by 15 votes; S. Peterson, supervisor by 16 votes and E. Sigvaldson, supervisor by 15 votes; Fred Meinzer, clerk by 15 votes; Jens J. Jerpbak, treasurer by 15 votes; G. Geiwitz, assessor by 15 votes; Ole Peterson, justice of the peace by 14 votes and L. Martin, justice of the peace by 16 votes; L. Klaith and A. Johnson, constables by 16 votes. The minutes were signed by G. H. Chapman and E. Sigvaldson, judges, and attested by Fred Meinzer, clerk.
On March 20, 1880 John J. Wambaker was appointed justice of the peace to hold office until the next annual town meeting, in place of Ole Peterson, who refused to qualify.
On March 6, 1880 at a meeting of the board of supervisors a bill of $10.80 was allowed to W. S. Booth of Rochester, Minnesota for books and blanks. This was, in all probability, the first bill allowed after the organization of the township.
Ahern, J. C.
Bahaman, W. H.
Booth, W. S.
Chapman, G. H.
Jerpbak, Jens J.
Larson, G. I.
Nelson, J. B.
Sage, W. T.
Sebo, K. K.
Wambaker, John J.