Minnesota Genealogy

Minnesota Genealogy is being developed as a genealogical and historical resource for your personal use. It includes information and records pertinent to Minnesota ancestry, family history, and genealogy. The resource offers access to a variety of records, such as birth, death, marriage, census, tax, court, and military records. Additionally, it provides fascinating genealogical and historical facts about different periods and notable individuals in Minnesota history.

Biographies of Minnesota

These 89 biographical sketches were extracted from the History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation volumes 1 and 2. They include only those from Minnesota.

  1. Aaker, Hans A.
  2. Austinson, A. T.
  3. Austinson, Torkle
  4. Brandt, John F,
  5. Catlin, Frank A.
  6. Catlin, Irving S.
  7. Christianson, Anton
  8. Colburn, Adna
  9. Colburn, Charles E.
  10. Comstock, Solomon G.
  11. Cyr, Alphonse
  12. Darrow, Daniel C.
  13. Davy, W. H.
  14. Diemert, William H.
  15. Duklet, Peter M.
  16. Evans, Arne
  17. Evans, Ole
  18. Feragen, Johannes O.
  19. Gilbertson, H. O.
  20. Glaisyer, Herbert
  21. Godfrey, Joseph V.
  22. Hagen, Olaf J.
  23. Hammet, William G.
  24. Hanson, Nels
  25. Hauge, Rev. S. G.
  26. Heimark, Knut Olai E., Dr.
  27. Helgeson, Knud
  28. Herring, Fred
  29. Hitterdal, Mrs. Lars O.
  30. Holman, Iver
  31. Holt, Ben F.
  32. Houglum, Andrew O.
  33. Johnson, Andrew
  34. Johnson, Fred
  35. Johnson, Julius C.
  36. Johnston, John F.
  37. Kiefer, Philip Henry
  38. Klemmetson, Elling
  39. Klemmetson, Helge
  40. Lamphere, George N.
  41. Mackall, Benjamin F.
  42. Madison, Edward J.
  43. Marden, Charles S.
  44. McCartan, Arthur Augustus
  45. McGrath, Dennis F.
  46. McGrath, John
  47. McGrath, Thomas
  48. McPhee, John D.
  49. Melbye, O. C.
  50. Merritt, William H.
  51. Miller, Charles E.
  52. Misner, Harvey Chase
  53. Nash, William C.
  54. Nedburge, Knud
  55. Nelson, Christopher E.
  56. Nykreim, S. M. T.
  57. Paulson, Christian
  58. Perley, George E.
  59. Peterson, Axel W.
  60. Reiersgaarden, Even Olsen
  61. Reiersgord, Ole E.
  62. Rushfeldt, Hans
  63. Schroeder, Edward Carl
  64. Schroeder, Henry
  65. Sharp, James H.
  66. Shirley, Halvor L.
  67. Skalet, Ole
  68. Sliper, Peder
  69. Stadum, Norman H.
  70. Stalley, Fred
  71. Stodder, Louis T.
  72. Syverson, Christopher
  73. Syverson, Edward
  74. Syverson, Reir
  75. Tang, Severt O.
  76. Thompson, George J.
  77. Thompson, Peter E.
  78. Thysell, Nels J.
  79. Tweeton, Henry G.
  80. Tweeton, John G.
  81. Ulen, Ole
  82. Walker, Thomas Barlow
  83. Webb, Robert B.
  84. Weld, Frank A.
  85. Wheeler, Edwin J.
  86. Wheeler, Jerome W.
  87. Widlund, S. Bernhard
  88. Wije, Andrew H.
  89. Wollan, Gustav B.

Miscellaneous History of Minnesota

Meeker County Immigration

Neighboring States Genealogy

The following states neighbor Minnesota and are not included in the list of Great Lakes Genealogy below.

Great Lakes Genealogy

New Minnesota Genealogy

Biography of Hans H. Aaker of Moorhead, Minnesota

Hans H Aaker Hans H. Aaker, proprietor of Aaker’s Business College, was born on a farm near Ridgeway, Iowa, on the 16th day of April, 1862. His father, Hans O. Aaker, was born in Sauland, Telemarken, Norway, in 1825. He emigrated to Winneshiek county, Iowa, where he was one of…

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Meeker County, Minnesota County Officials 1856-1876

The following is a list of men who served in administrative capacity in the county of Meeker, Minnesota from 1856-1876. County Commissioners 1856-1876, Meeker County, Minnesota 1856 – Thos H Skinner, F N Ripley and J Huy1857-J T Kinnison, John Wigle, J W Griswold1858-J Wigle, J T Kinnison and T…

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Biography of Dr. Frederick Noah Ripley

Dr. Ripley arrived at Shakopee, Scott county, Minnesota, in September 1853, and resided at that place, boarding at the “Warren House” during the years 1853-4. He came from New York city, where he was educated, and where he left a mother and an intended wife. In 1855, he first made…

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Biography of Lucy Ann Lobdell Slater

Biography of Lucy Ann Lobdell Slater – A Wild Woman’s History: The Slayer Of Hundreds Of Bears And Wild-Cats! As published by A. C. Smith, A random historical sketch of Meeker County, Minnesota: from its first settlement to July 4th, 1876, p. 98-111. Litchfield, Minn.: Belfoy & Joubert, 1877.
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Elected Military Officers, Meeker County, Minnesota

The following is a list of men who served as elected military officers for Meeker County in the Civil War. J. B. Atkinson 1st LieutenantH.. Stevens 2nd LieutenantWm. Branham 1st. SergeantH. S. Howe 2nd SergeantDan. McGraw 3d SergeantF. G. Gould 4th SergeantA. F. Heath 1st CorporalH. J. Hill 2nd CorporalT….

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Mustered in August 24th 1862, Meeker County, Minnesota

The following is a list of men who were mustered into service for the Civil War from the county of Meeker on 24 August 1862. J. B. AtkinsonM. GortonJas. M HarveyO. B. ToddA. F. HeathG. W. WaggonerJ. HeathWm.. CaswellH. J. HillJ. V.. Branham jr.G. S. Sholes sen.Jerome RogersS.W. WhiteChas. D….

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Volunteers from Meeker County in the Civil War

Volunteers from Meeker County who served in the Civil War. NamesRegiment &c.Angier, AlbertThirdAllen, L. DFourthAtkinson, J. B.Capt. ArtilBradshaw, J. H .ThirdButler, DanielFourthBrink, J. A.ScoutBaldwin, S D LFourthBorgusrode, RFifthBennett, Wm PHatch Bat.Branham, E. F.SecondBranham, Wm2d CavalryCampbell. DanSecondCampbell, Wm M. (re-enlisted as Vet’n)CavalryCampbell, E A  (re-enlisted as Vet’n)CavalryClinton, HSecondChapin, IsaacSecondCates, W SFourthCaswell,…

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Meeker County Immigration-Norwegians-Trondheim Port

Meeker County Immigration-Norwegians-Trondheim Port, in order of departure. DepartureNameOccupationAgeResidenceShip17.07.1879Peder Pedersen Haavelaborer20SelboTasso11.05.1880Eli Florenyoung woman64Ovre StordalenPacific04.05.1881Petrus Arntsenlaborer21TromsoTasso04.05.1881Ingeborg H. Saethernaeswife29BodTasso05.05.1881Lars Olsenlaborer21StrindenArgo05.05.1881Esten Vigenlaborer27StrindenTasso05.05.1881Ole Vigenlaborer25StrindenTasso18.05.1881Ingeborg Tomassenyoung woman33SaelboTasso23.06.1881Hans K. Hanssenlaborer21TromsoDomino21.06.1881Jakob M. Johansenfisherman35Tromsovia Christiania & Bremen21.06.1881Marie Johansenwife32Tromsovia Christiania & Bremen28.07.1881Peder A. Hemmingsenlaborer27BalsfjordenTasso28.07.1881Elen Hemmingsenwife27BalsfjordenTasso28.07.1881Allette Hemmingsendaughter3BalsfjordenTasso28.07.1881Hans Hemmingsenson6mBalsfjordenTasso07.07.1881Hans Olsenfisherman17MalangenDomino07.07.1881Konstanse Olsenwife17MalangenDomino07.07.1881Ole A. Olsenfisherman30BalsfjordenDomino07.07.1881Ole E. Olsenfisherman23BalsfjordenDomino07.07.1881Peter Larssenfisherman28BalsfjordenDomino14.07.1881Martin Larssenlaborer22BalsfjordenTasso14.07.1881Nikoline Larssenwife24BalsfjordenTasso14.07.1881Ingebrigt Jenssenfisherman40BalsfjordenTasso14.07.1881Lars Larssenfisherman25BalsfjordenTasso14.07.1881Petrine Larssenwife26BalsfjordenTasso14.07.1881Lorine…

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Towns of Meeker County

Cedar Mills Cedar Mills town took its name from Cedar Lake, situate in that locality, and the lake received its christening at the hands of Nicollet and Fremont, from the fact of an island in the lake covered with red cedar. It was hence designated on the old map as…

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Supreme Court of Meeker County

Something is due to our “Supreme Court,” presided over at times by Judges Butler, Ritchie, Geo. Frid, Robson, Griswold, Atkinson, Stevens, Walker, Campbell, Hutchins and a host of others. Jurisdiction depended somewhat on who got hold of the case first. In 1859 a case came before Judge Ritchie of Acton….

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