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 John G. Tweeton of Barnesville Minnesota

John G. Tweeton, born May 24, 1859, in Norway, significantly contributed to the development of Barnesville, Minnesota. Emigrating to the United States in 1871 with his parents, he settled in Clay County in 1878. After working various jobs, Tweeton entered the lumber business in 1886, later retiring in 1890. Active…
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Biography of John F. Johnston of Glynden Minnesota

John F. Johnston, born on May 6, 1830, in Sterlingshire, Scotland, played a significant role in the development of the Red River valley. Son of Dr. Alexander Johnston and Marian (Forest) Johnston, he immigrated to the United States in 1874, settling in Elmwood Township, Clay County, Minnesota. Representing London merchant…
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Biography of Harvey Chase Misner of Crookston Minnesota

Harvey Chase Misner, born on January 9, 1854, in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, became a notable business figure in Crookston, Minnesota. The son of Ira P. Misner and Irvilla Chapin, he moved to Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1867. After gaining experience in the general merchandising business, Misner established a grocery…
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Biography of Helge Klemmetson of Ulen Minnesota

Helge Klemmetson, born February 24, 1854, in Lunner Ringereg, Norway, owns one of the most well-developed farms in Clay County, Minnesota. Located in section 22 of Ulen Township, the 200-acre farm features effective drainage, a protective grove, and high-quality livestock. Klemmetson immigrated to the U.S. in 1875, initially settling in…
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Biography of Henry G. Tweeton of Barnesville Minnesota

Henry G. Tweeton, born in 1873 in Iowa County, Wisconsin, was a prominent citizen of Barnesville, Clay County, Minnesota. His parents, Gunnulf L. and Mary (Lofthus) Tweeton, Norwegian immigrants, moved to Tansem, Minnesota, in 1878. Henry grew up on the family farm, attended local schools, and later worked in the…
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Biography of Henry Schroeder of Clay County Minnesota

Henry Schroeder, born on August 31, 1855, in Rendsburg, Holstein, Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1871, settling first in Alexandria, Minnesota, and then moving to Clay County in 1878. He established a successful potato farming operation on a 160-acre tree claim near Sabin. Schroeder became renowned for his…
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Biography of Johannes O. Feragen of Hitterdal, Minnesota

Johannes O. Feragen, born in 1863 on the Feragen farm in Reros, Norway, was the cashier of the Security State Bank in Hitterdal, Minnesota. He emigrated to the U.S. in 1882, initially working on a farm in Clay County before purchasing his own farm in Goose Prairie Township in 1884….
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Biography of Herbert Glaisyer of Hawley Minnesota

Herbert Glaisyer, an influential citizen of Hawley, Minnesota, was born in Brighton, England, in 1847. His paternal lineage includes several generations of druggists. Educated in England, Glaisyer spent thirteen years at sea, achieving the rank of first officer before immigrating to the U.S. in 1874. Settling in Clay County, he…
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Biography of John D. McPhee of Crookston Minnesota

John D. McPhee, born May 14, 1856, in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, was of Scottish descent. His parents, John and Esther McPhee, emigrated from Scotland in 1847 and farmed in Ontario. In 1879, McPhee relocated to Crookston, Minnesota, briefly lived in Winnipeg, and later homesteaded in Walsh County, North Dakota….
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Biography of Iver Holman of Ulen Minnesota

Iver Holman, born in Hudlund, Norway, in 1851, was a resilient Norwegian farmer in Ulen Township, Clay County. Son of miller Hans Peterson, Holman learned the milling trade in Norway before emigrating to the U.S. in 1883. Settling initially in North Dakota, he faced numerous hardships but persevered, eventually moving…
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