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 Ole Ulen of Ulen Minnesota

Ole Ulen, the founder of Ulen Township, was born in Norway on April 18, 1818, and passed away on January 19, 1891, in the village of Ulen, Minnesota. Emigrating to America in 1851, Ulen initially settled in Rock Prairie, Wisconsin, before moving to Houston County, Minnesota, where he farmed for…
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Biography of Peder Sliper of Ulen Minnesota

Peder Sliper, the oldest continuous settler in Ulen Township, was born in Norway on May 3, 1842, and emigrated to the United States in 1866. Initially settling in Houston County, Minnesota, he later moved to Iowa and then to Goose Prairie, Clay County, Minnesota, in 1871. In 1874, he took…
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Biography of Peter E. Thompson of Barnesville Minnesota

Peter E. Thompson, born November 16, 1852, in Dane County, Wisconsin, was a prominent figure in Barnesville, Minnesota. Son of Norwegian immigrants Ingebert and Maritt Thompson, he moved to Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, with his family, enduring pioneer hardships. Starting his career in retail, Thompson moved to Barnesville in 1878, establishing…
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Biography of Philip Henry Kiefer of Barnesville Minnesota

Philip Henry Kiefer, a respected resident of Barnesville, Minnesota, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His father, Philip Kiefer, was a pioneer settler in Milwaukee. The family moved to Hennepin County, Minnesota, in 1863. Philip Henry, one of eleven children, learned carpentry before moving to Montana in 1876, where he worked…
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Biography of Reir Syverson of Ulen Township Minnesota

Reir Syverson, born in Norway in 1852, is a prominent landowner and agriculturalist in Clay County, Minnesota. Emigrating to America in 1873, he initially settled in Spring Grove, Houston County. After four years, he moved to Clay County, building a dug-out and later a log house on his homestead. Syverson…
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Biography of Rev. S. G. Hauge of Hawley Minnesota

Rev. S. G. Hauge, born in Norway in 1875, is the influential minister of the Lutheran church in Hawley, Minnesota. After immigrating to the United States in 1891, he studied at Augustine College in South Dakota and the Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, graduating in 1900. Appointed as the first resident…
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Biography of Robert B. Webb of Glyndon Minnesota

Robert B. Webb, born in 1846 in Walworth County, Wisconsin, is a notable figure in Glyndon, Clay County, Minnesota. Son of Sylvester T. and Eliza (Harrington) Webb, Robert moved to Glyndon in 1878. Initially farming on Buffalo River, he later settled on a 230-acre farm near Glyndon. Webb has been…
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Biography of Julius C. Johnson of Moorehead Minnesota

Julius C. Johnson, born February 24, 1875, in Duluth, Minnesota, is a prominent resident of Moorhead. Son of Norwegian immigrants John and Carrie Johnson, he moved to Moorhead in 1882. Educated in Moorhead public schools and Concordia College, he embarked on a successful career in the lumber industry, holding managerial…
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Biography of Joseph V. Godfrey of Moorehead Minnesota

Joseph V. Godfrey, born November 23, 1874, in Leominster, Massachusetts, is a prominent manufacturer and contractor in Moorhead, Minnesota. Educated in Boston, he graduated from Roxbury High School in 1891. Godfrey initially joined his father’s flour milling business before moving to Moorhead in 1896. After working with the North Dakota…
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Biography of John McGrath of Barnesville Minnesota

John McGrath, born October 20, 1857, in Greenville, Wisconsin, was a pioneering settler of Barnesville, Clay County, Minnesota. Son of Irish immigrants Dennis and Ellen (Cashman) McGrath, he moved to Steele County, Minnesota, in 1867. In 1879, John and his brother Thomas ventured to Barnesville, establishing the first claim shack…
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