Minnesota gap betw arrival and marriage - suggestions?

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My great-grandfather’s sister was the first in the family to emigrate from CZ to MN, arriving in 1871, which was verified by the Baca books. Her family thinks she came to St. Paul, but the first paperwork I have been able to encounter is her marriage in LeSueur County in 1879. I am trying to fill in the gap. Any suggestions for locating her in those intervening years? Her name was Anna Katrina Wasta (or Vasta), from southern Bohemia, and she married Andrew Jackson Bliss after working as his housekeeper after his wife died. Thanks, Debra



In reply to by holubhelper

One possibility is the 1875 MN state census. I don’t know if it is indexed from memory (I would guess not). You would be stuck browsing those records (MN Historical Society holds them) or having someone else do the research, although in the case of Le Sueur Cty, you can limit the search to New Prague, Montgomery, and the surrounding townships and villages. In fact I would start with LeSueur County first, as it is more manageable.