Town Hall Location: 20574 County 24
Germania Twp Address Map
Chairperson: Darin Dean
19822 430th St
Clarissa, MN 56440
Clerk: Brenda Follmer
42507 225th St
Staples, MN 56479
* March Elections are held the 2nd Tuesday in March
* November Elections are held the 1st Tuesday in November
GERMANIA: organized in 1880. John Paul Steinbach suggested using the name of the ship that carried his parents across the Atlantic.
Historic Germania Town Hall- Five miles north of Clarissa on County Road 11 The Germania Town Hall was built in 1917 when a group of young farmers who had organized a coronet band raised enough money to build a one-story dance hall. An architect from Clarissa designed and oversaw construction of the building that was built on land owned by the band’s tuba player, Sigvard Bjerken. Many dances and other social events were held there. In 1996, the Germania Town Hall was added to the National Register of Historic Sites. The Germania Town Hall is still used for occasional dances, parties and even as a large family’s hunting headquarters.
Present Germania Town Hall
This location was the Maple Leaf School, District 69 and is located 6.5 miles east of Bertha on County 24. The school closed in 1969 and the land and building were acquired by Germania Township in 1970. The building was built in 1941 when the original school building was destroyed by fire. Recent improvements have made the building handicapped accessible