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MorrisonCoMN-logo5.jpgWelcome to Morrison County, MNGenWeb

Greetings!  You have reached the MNGenWeb site for Morrison County, Minnesota! 

My name is Ann McRoden Mensch, the Coordinator for this county, and Ben Zilka, is the Assistant Coordinator.  On this county page, we have tried to gather information and links which I hope will be helpful to you as you research your Morrison County family from a distance. 

Please note:  Though the information on this web page is believed to be correct, the possibility of error remains.  Please notify Ann Mensch should an error be found, or if you have suggestions.

 

 

 

MORRISON COUNTY

History & Genealogy Resources

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CEMETERIES

 

Ø Motley Public Cemetery (Formerly Evergreen) (partial), Motley, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Freedhem Cemetery (Formerly Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Zion Cemetery), Freedhem, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Holy Cross Cemetery, Harding, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Leigh Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø St. Rita's Catholic Cemetery, Leigh Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Lakeview Cemetery, Richardson Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Pine Tree Cemetery, Granite Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø DeMoss-Parker Cemetery, Parker Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery, Lastrup, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø St. Mary's Catholic Community Church Cemetery, Platte Township, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

Ø Minnesota Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, Morrison Co., MN - USGenWeb Archives

o   Minnesota Veterans Cemetery:  A-F, G-K, L-Q, R-Z

Ø Dalby Cemetery Database - includes some Morrison County cemeteries

Ø Morrison County, Minnesota Cemeteries - on Findagrave.com

 

 

 

CENSUS

Chippewa County, Minnesota was established, in1862, and organized, in 1868, from a portion of Renville County.  In 1870, a portion of northern Chippewa County was taken to form Swift County. 

 

Ø  Minnesota State Census Index - 1849, 1850, 1853, 1855, 1857, 1865, 1875, 1885, 1895 and 1905 -  via the Minnesota Historical Society

Ø  1850 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1860 Census - index - via familysearch.org

Ø  1870 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1880 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1900 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1910 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1920 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1930 Census - via familysearch.org

Ø  1940 Census - via familysearch.org

 

Ø  NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    The Genealogy Page.

o    About Census Records

o    Clues in Census Records, 1790-1840

o    Clues in Census Records, 1850-1930

o    Indian Census Rolls

o    Nonpopulation Census Records

o    Prologue, Spring 1996, Vol. 28, No. 1, "First in the Path of the Firemen" The Fate of the 1890 Population Census,” by Kellee Blake.

 

 

 

 

CHURCHES

 

Ø Morrison County Record

o   Obituaries (current)

o   Church Directory

 

Catholic

§  Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud - Parish Directory

 

Lutheran

 

Methodist

 

Church Histories

 

Mission Records, 1852-1910, Fathers Pierz, Buh, and Tomazin, St. Cloud, Minn.: Diocese of St. Cloud Archives, 1995. (Belle Prairie, Minn.)

 

St. John Nepomuk Church 1900-1950, History of the Lastrup Parish, (1950) 43 pp.

 

The First Cross; Belle Prairie, Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Stella Houle LeBlanc; 1970, 56 p. Includes bibliographical references.

 

Pierzana, 1865-1965: the religious and secular history of the community at Pierz, Minnesota, by Robert J. Voigt; 1965, St. Cloud, Minnesota: Mills Creative Printing, 197 p.

 

Fiftieth anniversary, Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upsala, Minnesota, 1888-1938, 1938, Upsala, Minn.: Upsala News-Tribune. 36 p.

 

History of the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Little Falls, Minnesota, and Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Darling, Minnesota, by Emeroy Johnson; 1942, Minnesota. 48 p.

 

Silver jubilee of the consecration of the Church of Our Saviour, Little Falls, Minnesota, November 10-17, 1935.

 

St. Mary's Church, Little Falls, Minnesota: Dedicated June 12, 1957, 1957, Little Falls, Minn.: Doxsee Printing.

 

Upsala Community Covenant Church: A Swedish Pioneer Church, 1888-1988, by Ralph T. Holman; 1987, Austin, MN. 143 p.

 

Fiftieth anniversary of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buckman Township, Morrison Co., Minnesota, June 14, 1936. 9 p.

 

A History of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Swanville, Minn.: to commemorate 50 years of God's unmerited grace, by Paul Walther. Minnesota, 1940? 16 p.

 

Fifty years of faithful service, 1897-1947, Church of St. James, Randall, Minnesota, [Minnesota : s.n., 1947?]. 43 p.

 

 

 

 

HISTORY

 

Morrison County, Minnesota was established, in1856, from portions of Benton County and Todd County.  The county seat is Little Falls.

 

Ø Morrison County Historical Society

2151 South Lindbergh Drive

P.O. Box 239

Little Falls, MN  56345

Phone: (320) 632-4007

 

 

BOOKS

§  History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota, Their People, Industries and Institutions.  By Clara K. Fuller.  Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc. (1915).   Index to Biographies

 

 

Regional and County Histories

 

History of the Upper Mississippi Valley, by N.H. Winchell, Edward D. Neill, J. Fletcher Williams, Charles S. Bryant; Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Company, 1881, pages 536-636.

 

History of the Upper Mississippi Valley: Index of Names, 1972.

 

The Land Called Morrison; a history of Morrison County with brief sketches of Benton, Crow Wing and Todd Counties, by Harold L. Fisher; 1972, Volkmuth Printing Company, St. Cloud, MN, 216 p.

 

The History of Morrison County, by Nathan Richardson, 1876, articles in Little Falls Transcript.

 

Voices of Yesterday: with Memories of Morrison County, Minnesota and the USA, by Charles Martin, c1977, Little Falls, Minn.: Morrison County Historical Society, 85 p.

 

Inventory of the County Archives of Minnesota: Morrison County, no. 49, prepared by the Minnesota Historical Records Survey Project, Division of Professional and Service Projects; Work Projects Administration. St. Paul, Minn.: The Project, 1940. 323 p.

 

Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance, by Warren Upham, Minnesota Historical Society, 1969. 788 p.

 

 

 

Community Histories

 

History of a River Town, Little Falls, Glen Kraywinkle; 1972, Little Falls, Minn: Layout and printing by Transcript Pub. Co.

 

Nichols' Headlight, Souvenir of Little Falls and Morrison County, Minnesota. Chicago, C.S. Nichols, 1899.

 

Rambling Through Agram, Reminiscence of a Township, by Maurice Faust; 103 pages.

 

In the Glow of Pierz, by Maurice Faust; 1995, 115 pages.

 

Remember No Electricity!  by Maurice Faust; 1998, 209 pages.

 

Pioneer life as I saw it, Pierz? Minn., 1947. (subject: Buckman, Minnesota)

 

I Remember When:  The Memoirs of Toney Wenzel, A Morrison County Farmer, Oct. 1989.

 

Memories, Memories, Memories, by Gertrude C. Nohner Feucht, Pierz, MN age 82; typewritten in 1983, 2 parts (64 pp and 43 pp).

 

Settlement of Pierz Township, Morrison County, 1870-1880 , by Bertha Buelow; 1936?

 

Historical sketches of Royalton and Vicinity, by Frank B. Logan; 1930, Royalton, Minn.: Banner Print, 75 p.

 

Royalton, Minnesota: 100 years as a post office, by Harold L. Fischer. Royalton, Minn., 1954. 16 p.

 

Centennial Supplement, Little Falls Daily Transcript, Little Falls, Minnesota, Pub. Little Falls, 1948. 90 p.

 

The Right Side of the River, Motley, Minnesota: a historic chronicle, by Ella Hoover Topp. Staples, MN: Produced by Nordell Graphic Communications, Inc., [1987?]. 159 p.

 

Swanville Recipes and Remembrances, 1893-1993: Swanville, Minnesota, 1893 centennial 1993. [Swanville, Minn. : Swanville Print., 1993]. 461 p.

 

Pioneer life as I saw it, by Anton Janson.[Pierz? Minn., 1947] [44] p. 23 cm. (Buckman)

 

History of Fort Ripley, 1849-1859, Based on the diary of Rev. Solon W. Manney, D.D., chaplain of this post from 1851 to 1859. George C. Tanner. 1905. p. [179]-202.

 

The Muster Roll: a biography of Fort Ripley, Minnesota, by Robert Orr Baker. [St. Paul, H. M. Smyth Co., 19--] 206 p.

 

 

 

Church Histories

 

Mission Records, 1852-1910, Fathers Pierz, Buh, and Tomazin, St. Cloud, Minn.: Diocese of St. Cloud Archives, 1995. (Belle Prairie, Minn.)

 

St. John Nepomuk Church 1900-1950, History of the Lastrup Parish, (1950) 43 pp.

 

The First Cross; Belle Prairie, Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Stella Houle LeBlanc; 1970, 56 p. Includes bibliographical references.

 

Pierzana, 1865-1965: the religious and secular history of the community at Pierz, Minnesota, by Robert J. Voigt; 1965, St. Cloud, Minnesota: Mills Creative Printing, 197 p.

 

Fiftieth anniversary, Gethsemane Evangelical Lutheran Church in Upsala, Minnesota, 1888-1938, 1938, Upsala, Minn.: Upsala News-Tribune. 36 p.

 

History of the Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Little Falls, Minnesota, and Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Darling, Minnesota, by Emeroy Johnson; 1942, Minnesota. 48 p.

 

Silver jubilee of the consecration of the Church of Our Saviour, Little Falls, Minnesota, November 10-17, 1935.

 

St. Mary's Church, Little Falls, Minnesota: Dedicated June 12, 1957, 1957, Little Falls, Minn.: Doxsee Printing.

 

Upsala Community Covenant Church: A Swedish Pioneer Church, 1888-1988, by Ralph T. Holman; 1987, Austin, MN. 143 p.

 

Fiftieth anniversary of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Buckman Township, Morrison Co., Minnesota, June 14, 1936. 9 p.

 

A History of St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Congregation, Swanville, Minn.: to commemorate 50 years of God's unmerited grace, by Paul Walther. Minnesota, 1940? 16 p.

 

Fifty years of faithful service, 1897-1947, Church of St. James, Randall, Minnesota, [Minnesota : s.n., 1947?]. 43 p.

 

 

 

HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES

 

Ø Morrison County Historical Society

The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum

2151 South Lindbergh Drive

P.O. Box 239

Little Falls, MN  56345

Phone: (320) 632-4007

 

Ø Royalton Historical Society

Route 2, Box 203

Royalton MN 56373

 

Ø Upsala Area Historical Society

Box 35

Upsala MN 56384

Phone: (320) 573-2789)

 

Ø Minnesota Military Museum

Camp Ripley

15000 Highway 115

Little Falls MN 56345

Phone: (320) 616-6050

 

Near to Morrison County:

 

Stearns County History Museum

235 South 33rd Avenue

St. Cloud, MN  56301

Phone: 1-800-253-8424

 

 

 

 

LAND RECORDS

 

Ø Bureau Of Land Management - General Land Office Records:  Search the Land Patents for Minnesota by selecting "Minnesota" from the drop-down menu...You may also limit the search to only 1 county, by selecting the county from a menu as well.  Then enter the name you wish to locate among these records.

 

 

 

 

LIBRARIES

 

Ø Great River Regional Library - Carnegie Library

 108 NE 3rd Street

 Little Falls, MN  56345

 Phone: (320) 632-9676

 

Ø Great River Regional Library

 Library Branches:  Locations and hours

 St. Cloud Times:  Obituary Index

 

 

 

 

 

MAPS

 

Ø 1916 Map of Morrison County, Minnesota - click on a township to see the plat map of land owners of a specific township

Ø Minnesota County Plat Maps and Atlases (University of Minnesota Library)

§  Chapman's new [1856] sectional map of Minnesota, by Silas Chapman.  Milwaukee, Wis. : Dyer & Pasmore, 1856. - via Library of Congress

§  MGDC Map Gallery

§  GLO Historic Plat Map Retrieval System - " . . . This digital collection is a compilation of the state’s original plat maps drawn by the U.S. Surveyor General’s Office over the years 1848–1907. . ."

 

 

 

MILITARY

 

Ø Soldiers and Sailors: Civil War Database - via The National Park Service

Ø Morrison County, Minnesota 1883 List of Pensioners on the Roll

Ø War of 1812 Pensioners in Minnesota, 1883 - (ACPL) - Nancy TUMAN, widow, Chippewa County.

Ø Spanish-American War:  "Concerning those who were residents of Morrison county at the breaking out of the Spanish-American War in April, 1898, who enlisted at their country's call, there is but little information now to be had.  Indeed there were only a few who were finally musterd into the United States service.  As near as can be learned, the list included these:  Otto VARNER, Will LAMAY, Harry W. DONOVAN, Chris CHRISTIANSON, Antt., Matt and Leo FISHBACK, and Young VIRNIG.  But few of these are still residing in the county at this time (1915), and several are deceased, including young CHRISTIANSON."  [SOURCE: History of Morrison and Todd Counties, Minnesota, Their People, Industries and Institutions.  By Clara K. Fuller.  Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc., 1915, (page 141).

Ø  NARA: National Archives and Records Administration

o    Military Records available from the National Archives

o    Military Service and Pension Records: Requesting Pre-WWI

o    Civil War Records: An Introduction and Invitation, By Michael P. Musick  (Prologue, Summer 1995)

o    Women Soldiers of the Civil War, by DeAnne Blanton (Prologue, Spring 1993)

o    Sailors, Soldiers, and Marines of the Spanish-American War: The Legacy of USS Maine, By Rebecca Livingston (Prologue, Spring 1998).

o    They Answered the Call: Military Service in the United States Army during World War I, 1917-1919  (Prologue, Fall 1998). -- A guide to looking for information about World War I army veterans - By Mitchell Yockelson.

o    State-level Lists of Casualties from the Korean Conflict (1951-1957) and the Vietnam Conflict , By Theodore J. Hull, (Prologue, Spring 2000).

 

 

 

NATIVE AMERICAN

 

§  Minnesota Indiana Tribes

 

 

 

NATURALIZATION/IMMIGRATION RECORDS

 

Ø What are naturalization records? - via the Minnesota Historical Society

Ø Naturalization & Immigration Records Index - via the Minnesota Historical Society

 

 

 

NEWSPAPERS / OBITUARIES

 

Ø Morrison County Record

o   Obituaries (current)

o   Church Directory

 

Ø Great River Regional Library

 Library Branches:  Locations and hours

 St. Cloud Times:  Obituary Index

 

Newspapers in neighboring counties (may include Morrison County news):

Brainerd Dispatch

St. Cloud Times  - http://www.sctimes.com/

 

 

 

QUERIES / MESSAGE BOARDS

 

ü Message Board for Morrison County, Minnesota - rootsweb

ü Minnesota Genealogy Forum - genealogy.com

 

 

MORRISON COUNTY TOWNSHIPS / TOWNS

 

Current townships maps of Morrison County, Minnesota - via the county's website

 

§  AGRAM TOWNSHIP - Township 40 N, Range 31 W

Agram Township was part of Pierz township prior to 1874.  It was then known as Fish Lake township.  In July, 1886, the name was changed to Agram. Towns and villages: This is a rural township.

ü Map of Agram Township - current

ü Map of Agram & Little Falls (E) - current

 

§  BELLE PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP - Township 41 N, Range 32 W & 31 W

Belle Prairie Township was organized in 1859. 

Towns and villages:  Freedhem, Gravelville (1876)

ü City of Little Falls, MN (portion; see also Little Falls Township)

ü Town of Freedhem, MN

ü Map of Belle Prairie Township - current

 

 

§  BELLEVUE TOWNSHIP - Township 39 N, Range 32 W

Bellevue Township was organized in 1858. 

Towns and villages:  Royalton (1877), Vawter (1908-1940s)

ü Maps of Bellevue and Buckman Townships - current

ü Royalton, MN

 

§  BUCKMAN TOWNSHIP - Township 39 N, Range 31 W

Buckman Township was organized in 1874. 

Towns and villages:  Buckman (1879), Little Rock, Dixville (not on

ü Maps of Buckman and Bellevue Townships - current

 

§  BUH TOWNSHIP - Township 41 N, Range 30 W

Buh Township was organized in 1895, from a portion of Pierz Township.  It was named after Father Buh.

Towns and villages:  West Lastrop, North Pierz

 

ü Map of Buh Township - current

ü City of Lastrup, MN (portion; see also Granite Township)

 

§  CULDRUM TOWNSHIP - Township 129 N, Range 31 W

Culdrum Township was formed in 1870, from a portion of Little Falls Township. 

Towns and villages:  Flensburg (1890)

 

ü Map of Culdrum Township - current

ü Town of Flensburg, MN (portion; see also Pike Creek Township)

 

§  CUSHING TOWNSHIP - Township 131 N, Range 31 W

Cushing Township was formed, on 12 OCt 1891, from a portion of Motley Township.    It was named after the lumber baron and railroad official: John B. Cushing.

Towns and villages:  Cushing (1907)

 

ü Town of Cushing, MN

ü Lincoln Lakes (the area of Cushing, Lincoln and Randall)

ü Map of Cushing Township - current

 

§  DARLING TOWNSHIP - Township 130 N, Range 30 W

Darling Township was organized as Randall Township, in 1868, from a portion of Green Prairie Township.  In 1891, it became Darling Township

Towns and villages:  Randall (1890)

 

ü City of Randall, MN

ü Lincoln Lakes (the area of Cushing, Lincoln and Randall)

ü Map of Darling Township - current

 

§  ELMDALE TOWNSHIP - Township 127 N, Range 30 W

Towns and villages:  Elmdale (1841), Upsala (1880s)

ü Map of Elmdale Township - current

ü Elmdale, MN

ü City of Upsala, MN

o   History of Upsala

 

§  GRANITE TOWNSHIP - Township 41 N, Range 29 W

Granite Township was organized in July 1902, from a portion of Belle Prairie Township.

Towns and villages:  East Lastrop (1892), Granite City (1858-1865)

 

ü Map of Granite Township - current

ü City of Lastrop, MN (portion; see also Buh Township)

 

§  GREEN PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP - Township 130 N, Range 29 W

Green Prairie Township was organized in 1868, from a portion of Bell Prairie Township.  It originally comprised the area from which the townships of Motley, Scandia Valley, Darling, Parker and Clough were formed.

Towns and villages:  Camp Ripley

 

ü Map of Green Prairie Township - current

 

§  HILLMAN TOWNSHIP - Township 40 N, Range 29 W

Hillman Township was formed, on 7 Jul 1902, from a portion of Pierz Township. 

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

ü Map of Hillman Township - current

 

§  LAKIN TOWNSHIP - Township 39 N, Range 28 W

Lakin Township was organized in 1903.

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

ü Map of Lakin Township - current

 

§  LEIGH TOWNSHIP - Township 41 N, Range 28 W

Leigh Township was organized, in 1908, from a portion of Belle Prairie Township. 

Towns and villages:  Hillman (1906)

 

ü Map of Leigh Township - current

ü Town of Hillman, MN

 

§  LITTLE FALLS TOWNSHIP - Township 40 N, Range 32 W

Little Falls Township was formed, in 1856.

Towns and villages:  Little Falls (1855), Gregory

 

v City of Little Falls, MN (portion; see also Belle Prairie Township)

ü Gregory, MN

ü Map of Agram & Little Falls (E) - current

ü Map of Little Falls Township - current

§  Charles A. Lindberg  Historic Site

1620 Lindbergh Drive S.

Little Falls, MN 56345

 

§  MORRILL TOWNSHIP - Township 39 N, Range 29 W

Morrill Township was organized, in 1881, as Oakwood Township.  It was renamed to Morrill Township in 1885.

Towns and villages:  Morrill (1910), Ramey (1903)

 

ü Map of Morrill Township - current

ü Map of Mt. Morris Township - current

ü Morrill, MN

ü Ramey, MN

 

§  MT. MORRIS TOWNSHIP - Township 40 N, Range 28 W

Mt. Morris Township was organized, in 1897, from a portion of Little Falls Township. 

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

§  MOTLEY TOWNSHIP - Township 133 N, Range 31 W

Motley Township was organized as, in 1879, from a portion of Green Prairie Township. 

Towns and villages:  Motley (ca. 1870)

 

ü City of Motley, MN

ü Map of Motley Township - current

 

§  PARKER TOWNSHIP - Township 130 N, Range 31 W

Parker Township was organized, in 1880, from a portion of Green Prairie Township. 

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

ü Map of Parker Township - current

 

§  PIERZ TOWNSHIP - Township 40 N, Range 30 W

Pierz Township was organized in 1868, from portions of Mt. Morris and HIllman Townships.  It was named after Father Francis Xavier Pierz.

Towns and villages:  Genola (1907), Pierz (1887)

 

ü Map of Pierz Township - current

ü City of Pierz, MN - History of Pierz

ü City of Genola, MN

 

§  PIKE CREEK TOWNSHIP - Township 129 N, Range 30 W

Pike Creek Township was organized, in 1880, from portions of Culdrum and Little Falls Townships. 

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

ü Map of Pike Creek Township - current

ü Flensburg, MN (portion; see also Culdrum Township)

 

§  PLATTE TOWNSHIP - Township 42 N, Range 30 W

Platte Township was organized in 1899.

Towns and villages:  none / This is a rural township.

 

ü Map of Platte Township - current

 

§  PULASKI TOWNSHIP - Township 42 N, Range 29 W

Pulaski Township was organized, in 1899, from a portion of Ripley Township. 

Towns and villages:  Harding (1920s)

 

ü Town of Harding, MN

ü Map of Pulaski Township - current

 

§  RAIL PRAIRIE TOWNSHIP - ceased to exist 31 Dec 2002

Rail Prairie Township was organized 8 Jan 1890.  On 31 Dec 2002, Rail Prairie Township ceased to exist; it became part of Scandia Valley Township.

Towns and villages:  none

 

§  RICHARDSON TOWNSHIP - Township 42 N, Range 28 W

Richardson Township was organized, 7 Jan 1903, from a portion of Ripley Township. 

Towns and villages:  none

 

ü Map of Richardson Township - current

 

§  RIPLEY TOWNSHIP - Township 42 N, Range 32 W

Ripley Township was created in 1856, and it was set to be included in the military reservation of Fort Ripley. 

Towns and villages:  Fort Ripley

 

ü Map of Ripley Township - current

ü Camp Ripley - History

o   Minnesota National Guard History, from 1850 to present

 

§  ROSING TOWNSHIP - Township 133 N, Range 30 W - 29 W

Rosing Township was organized, on 7 Jul 1902, from a portion of Motley Township.  The original name was Crow Wing Township, but on 1 Sep 1902, it was changed to Rosing.

Towns and villages:  Gull River

 

ü Map of Rosing Township - current

 

§  SCANDIA VALLEY TOWNSHIP - Township 132 N, Range 31 W

Scandia Valley Township was organized, in 1893, from a portion of Motley Township.  On 31 Dec 2002, Rail Prairie Township ceased to exist; it became part of Scandia Valley Township.

 

Towns and villages:  Lincoln (1893)

 

ü Map of Scandia Valley Township - current

 

§  SWAN RIVER TOWNSHIP - Township 128 N, Range 30 W

Swan River Township was organized in 1874.

Towns and villages:  Sobiesk / formerly Ledoux (1890 / 1918)

 

ü Map of Swan River Township - current

ü Sobieski, MN (portion)

 

§  SWANVILLE TOWNSHIP - Township 128 N, Range 31 W

Swanville Township was organized, On 12 Oct 1892, from a portion of Swan River Township. 

Towns and villages:  Swanville (1882)

 

ü Map of Swanville Township - current

ü City of Swanville, MN

 

§  TWO RIVERS TOWNSHIP - Township 127 N, Range 29 W

Two Rivers Township was originally within Todd County, and became part of Morrison County, In 1864.

Towns and villages:  Bowlus (1907), North Prairie (1864)

 

ü Map of Two Rivers Township - current

ü North Prairie, MN

ü Bowlus, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VITAL RECORDS

 

Ø Online Birth Certificates Index - via the Minnesota Historical Society

 

Ø Online Death Certificates Index - via the Minnesota Historical Society

 

Ø Minnesota, Marriage Index, 1958-2001 - via familysearch.org

 

For copies of records for births, marriages and deaths which occurred in Morrison County, MN, contact the Morrison County Recorder (see below).

 

Ø Morrison County Recorder

1st Floor - Morrison County Government Center

213 - 1st Avenue SE

Little Falls, MN 56345

320-632-0146

Eileen Holtberg, eileen@co.morrison.mn.us

". . The Morrison County Recorder’s Office is a local Registrar of the Vital Records for the Minnesota Department of Health. As a local registrar we issue certified copies of Birth and Death records. For Morrison County we have birth, death and marriage records from 1870 to present that we can issue certified and non-certified copies of. For certified copies a tangible interest form must be filled out per Minnesota Statute, Section 144.225, subdivision 7. . ."

 

State birth records start in 1900 and death records in 1908.  For earlier records, and for marriage records, contact the Chippewa County Recorder (see above).

 

Ø Minnesota Department of Health

Central Cashiering – Vital Records

PO Box 64499

St Paul, MN 55164-0499

Birth Certificates - about and "how to" obtain

Death Certificates - about and "how to" obtain

". . . If you have questions about how to get a Minnesota birth certificate, email the Office of Vital Records at health.issuance@state.mn.us or call 651-201-5980. . ."

 

§  Birth Records for 1892, Milan, Chippewa County, MN (USGenWeb Archives, use back button to return to this page)

§  Birth Records for 1893, Milan, Chippewa County, MN (USGenWeb Archives, use back button to return to this page)

§  Birth Records for 1894, Milan, Chippewa County, MN (USGenWeb Archives, use back button to return to this page)

§  Death Records for 1896-1899, Milan, Chippewa County, MN (USGenWeb Archives, use back button to return to this page)

 

 

 

 

WILLS & PROBATE

 

Ø Index to Minnesota, Will Records, 1849-1985 - familysearch.org

 

 

LINKS

 

 

§  Charles A. Lindberg  Historic Site

1620 Lindbergh Drive S.

Little Falls, MN 56345

§  Minnesota.gov -  entry point to Minnesota State government information and services

 

 

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