Kittson County Historical Society

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Started by Glenn Browne Mar 2, 2009.

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Comment by Glenn Browne on July 10, 2012 at 7:42pm

Tracy, Kathy will be back to work on Thursday and will then be able to handle your request.  The museum has a list of the people buried in each cemetery in Kittson County so I would think she can help you.

Comment by Kathy Pederson on July 13, 2012 at 1:00pm


The Kittson County Historical So. has all the cemetery records. George Clow Sr. is buried in the Clow Cemetery. His wife Margarette Ann "Maggie" McCann Clow is buried in North Whiltshire United Cemetery , which is in Queen County Prince Edward Island, Canada according to Find A Grave.

Kathy Pederson

Comment by Edward Merck on July 22, 2012 at 1:36pm

Glenn, you commented a while back that you planned to post entries from Alex Lindegard's journal at some time in the future.  I am very interested in reading what he wrote about what was going on during his lifetime in Kittson County.  Have you started that project and I have just missed it?


Ed Merck

Comment by Glenn Browne on July 22, 2012 at 3:28pm

Ed, No you did not miss it. As I struggled to read his writing I was over whelmed by so  many other projects that the book was set aside, then returned to the museum. At the same time I became deeply involved in building up my Browne Family Tree. I originally posted my family tree on with 62 names.  It took about a year and a half but eventually I was contacted by a woman from Northern Ireland, who was interested in my paternal grandmother.  At that point in time my tree had grown to three hundred names and her tree was about the same. After an exchange of emails we determined that we were both related to Jane Cummings Brown, my fathers mother. It is safe to say we are distant cousins. We then had a common tree of about 600 names.

Through my new distant cousin I was introduced to a woman from North Scotland who is also in my new tree. My tree continued to grow.  In short order I was introduced to a woman in southern Scotland, one from England, another from Winnipeg, Manitoba and a man from Chicago.

A little over a month ago an old letter was discovered by one of my new distant cousins and that gave me a clue to the location of another cousin in Rochester, Minnesota.  I eventually made phone contact and learned that while my cousin was still alive at 84 years she was fading fast and could no longer communicate. However I did make a new connection with her daughter. That connection brought me an 140 page typed family tree with lots of photos.

I am now at the point that I am trying to absorb all the new information and correspond with new found relatives.  My family tree just recently passed three thousand so my time has been selfishly employed  expanding my knowledge of the family.

The Kittson Genealogy Association continues to grow so I have had to invest some time preparing the monthly program.  Recently I have been working on a study of the early pioneers of Kittson County.  It has taken some considerable work to extract the data from the records but I have now gathered some interesting facts about these early pioneers and I have prepared a number of graphs that makes the information easy to understand.

I am going to post what I have learned about the Early Pioneers to this web page so that we can share the information with the public.  I will endeavor to get back to the Alex Lindegard Journal in the near future and start posting parts of that treasure trove of information. Your interest in the topic will give me the incentive to get back to work on it.  Thank you for your continued interest in the History of Kittson County and it's people.

Comment by Trish Short Lewis on July 22, 2012 at 4:00pm

How exciting, Glenn, about your family tree AND the Kittson County pioneers!!   Hope to see you and Ed both next weekend...


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