Kittson County Historical Society

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August 2012 Blog Posts (6)

GOOD NEWS!! We collected $565. to date.

The drive to raise funds to continue this web page another year was very successful. Our renewal date was July 21st 2012. So we are good until the end of July 2013. The following list shows the names of the individuals that stepped forward to donate from $50.00 to $5.00.

Browne, Glenn

Coffield, Louise

Denny, Catherine

Ervin, Janet

Gonzalez, George & Nancy (Wiklund)

Gunnarson, Virgil

Hill, Vicki



Added by Glenn Browne on August 21, 2012 at 11:56am — 3 Comments

To all ancestry buffs of the Gina Eggerud and Emil Johnson Families ...

I am presently doing a Family Ancestry on my Johnson/Brown/Eggerud/Schubert/Roeber side ... I need your help in finding pictures of esp. the Eggerud and Johnson families ... My grandparents, John Emil and Gina Johnson lived many years on their farm in Poppleton, Lancaster, MN [you will recognize the names of Victor and Lucille Johnson, Lake Bronson and Evelyn Johnson in the Johnson/Eggerud families] ... Emil had one of the largest Grain Operations in the early days in Kittson County, and a…


Added by Ronald Johnson on August 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Recommending books!

I highly recommend the Vilhelm Moberg series of 4 books:  The Emigrants; Unto a Good Land; The Settlers; The Last Letter Home.  They are about Swedish immigrants who settled in Minnesota.  They are novels, but based on facts.  He points out when he takes iterary liberties. 

Added by Beverly Ryan Niebruegge on August 13, 2012 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Your web page at work!

Katharina Hoffman from Norway recently Googled Teien township, which is in Kittson County. She learned about this web page and she became a member. Go to her membership page to read the details.  She then asked us for help in finding out information on her great grandfather Clarens Einar Pederson.

We in turn phoned Marcy Johnson as she has a great deal of experience with county church records. Marcy agreed to check her records and said she would email us back with the…


Added by Glenn Browne on August 11, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments


In July of each year our web page, has to ask for donations in order to pay our fee to Ning supplies us with the platform and software that runs our web page.  If you were one of the generous members who sent us money, thank you very much.  This web page was created and is managed by volunteers.  Not one cent goes for hidden expences, salarys, or the so called overhead…


Added by Glenn Browne on August 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Daniel Hayden - 1828 - 1904

Attention of new member Scott Hayden.

I have located a Daniel Hayden in our records, but before I continue my research I wish to make sure we have the right person.

Daniel was born in England May 1828 and died 23 Mar 1904 in Hazelton township, Kittson County, Mn.  His wife was Marie, also born in England about 1827.  The records show they had seven (7) children.

Once you confirm that this is your GGG grandfather I will supply further information. If we have the right…


Added by Glenn Browne on August 3, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

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