VIDEO: Grandson of Largest Man in BC Visits Museum

Milt Messner, the great grandson of Christian Paetow, reportedly the heaviest man in Dakota Territory "in his prime," weighing 425 pounds at 7 feet tall, had a family reunion with his son, Dean Messner, last week at the Barnes County Historical Museum. Paetow (or Paetou depending on the source) settled and farmed near Valley City, and was one of the first Barnes County commissioners.

Video by J. Reed Anderson/Times-Record