Kittson profiles and photos from the past and present
Halvor came to America in 1884 or [1888?] from Telemarken, Norway, and resided for some time in Winshiek County, Iowa. He worked for a farmer near Decorah, Iowa. Halvor went back to Norway and he and brother Austin 'Osten' came back to Iowa where both of them worked for some time. From there Halvor navigated to Elbow Lake, Minn. and met his future wife Astrid and they were married. In 1890 he came to Kittson County, Minn. and…Continue
Added by Ronald Johnson on August 28, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
These remarks are directed to Edward T. Monson who just joined. Welcome Ed and Thanks for joining. It might interest you to know you are the 170th member to join and we are just over four years old.
I have found a Charles Monson in Kennedy, residing there on the 5th of June 1905, during the Census. I do not know if this is the right Charles Monson you are looking for but this man was born about 1877 in Sweden and thus was 28 years old at this point.
He came to Minnesota when…Continue
I now have a few more names of ancestors I would like to learn more about, please feel free to contact me if you have any information.
A cousin of my grandfather was James Carey, who died in 1890 and was buried in a family plot in Northcote.
Below is a newspaper article about his funeral. Would anyone know anything of him or his family?
Thanks for any help.
St. Vincent New Era
Obituaries for March 7, 1890
James Carey At Northcote,…Continue
Added by Terrence J. Boyle on April 14, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
hello would anyone have a plat book to look up coordinates to look up where the original farm was granted to daniel hayden? on the land grant it is the 5 th pm 161n-47w. it looks like daniel and 2 of the boys (needler and george) had land very close to each other. thank you
I have two pictures of Lake Bronson Schools. One is a wood structure (Lincoln School, 1906) and the other has teachers and students on the steps of a brick structure. Does anyone know when the brick Lake Bronson school was built? Was it also called Lincoln School? Thanks so much.
Hi everyone! My name is Julie Johnson and I am a new member of the Kittson County Historical Society. I live in Minneapolis and make frequent trips to the Minnesota Historical Society in St. Paul, so if anyone has something they would like me to look up and e-mail to them, I would be happy to try to help. I am researching two Kittson families: The Erik Billing(s) family who came from Sweden in 1905 and settled in Kittson, and the Charles O. Erickson family, who first settled in…Continue
Find a grave.com is a great web page but it is in no way connected with the Kittson County Historical Society.
All grave records posted on Find a grave have been placed there by individuals that wish to post a Memorial to their loved ones.
There is no charge, but if a family member or relative does not post the data, then you are not going to find any information.
You will find many records of people who are buried in Kittson County on Find a grave but those records got…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on January 29, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
I contacted the Museum this morning and learned that five different History Books are available for sale. Halma $25.00, Lake Bronson $30.00, Humboldt $30.00, Karlstad $40.00, and "Our Northwest Corner 1979" $20.00.
To order a book send an email to the museum at email@example.com
Added by Glenn Browne on November 19, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments
These comments are directed to new member Kristin Strand but they apply to all new members that are requesting assistance in finding family members. The number of requests for help are increasing and it is very difficult for us to keep track of the files & information. Please follow the instructions below as it will assist us all greatly.
Kris has just joined and requested help finding information on Thomas Inglis who ran a store…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on November 13, 2012 at 8:40pm — No Comments
I am helping some of my friends from church to find their relatives. The father's name was Engnar Forsberg and on his U.S. World War 1 Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 it listed he was born in Hallock, MN on May 30, 1895. We only have his father as John Forsberg and his mother as Emma, but no last name for her. They remember that they had some relatives by the name of Lindberg and Mattson (don’t know if that is 1 T or not) Does anyone on this site heard of that…Continue
Looking for relatives, from late 1800's, last name Inglis. I believe Thomas Inglis owned a hardware store in Hallock and I believe that's were the family lived. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks, Kris Strand
Added by Kristin Strand on November 12, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
New member Nancy Gates sent me an enqiry regarding one of her family members, Frank William Peterson. My first search for Frank William Peterson failed to give me any information.
However, Nancy also gave me the name of his wife, Emma Christianson and the names of three children. I found Emma on the Marcy Johnson Kittson Family tree.
For starters Frank went by the name Willie so that was why he did not show up in the early search. He was born in Germany and his fathers name…Continue
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.
Gonzalez, George & Nancy (Wiklund)
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…Continue
Added by Ronald Johnson on August 16, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
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
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…Continue
In July of each year our web page, kittsonhistorian.ning.com has to ask for donations in order to pay our fee to Ning.com. 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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Glenn Browne on August 3, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments
Hello to all, I am so glad that Glenn reminded us of the upcoming dues needed to keep the Kittson Historian going. It would be very sad to lose this site after so much work has been done to get it built up. The people somewhere in the world that operate the website that we subscribe to, really don't care if our site continues to operate or not. It is like Google, if they lose a few customers, someone else will replace them. They are a big business and charging a fee to sell us a…Continue
Added by Louise Coffield on July 10, 2012 at 9:54pm — No Comments