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History & Exploration

History of the Minnesota Valley
Minneapolis: North Star Pub. Co., 1882. iv, 1016 p. Early history of the Minnesota Valley / [Edward Duffield Neill] (p. 141-168) -- Geology of the Minnesota Valley / [N.H. Winchell] (p. 169-176).

The Minnesota
by Evan Jones. Illustrated with line drawings by Harry Heim. A a detailed history of the river and its legends.

County Histories

Early History of Nicollet County
by Howard M. Nelson. St. Peter, Minn.: Nelson, [1969?]. 26 p.

History of Nicollet and LeSueur counties, Minnesota: their people, industries, and institutions: with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of many of the old families
by William G. Gresham, editor-in-chief. Indianapolis, Ind.: B.F. Bowen, 1916. 2 v.

Chronicles of a Century
A 100-year look at events that shaped the history of Blue Earth and Nicollet counties from 1900 to 1999. Mankato, Minn. Free Press Co., 1999. 120 p.
 
 

Local and Community Histories

From Dalsland to Minnesota
by Wallace Johnson. The story of early Swedish immigrants along the Minnesota River near New Ulm, Fort Ridgely and Birch Couley.

Lower Oshawa: A brief history of early settlement, churches, industries, schools, and organizations of Lower Oshawa Township, Nicollet County, Minnesota
by Amelia and Florence Turner. St. Peter, Minn.: Herald Publishing Co., 1930. 40, 4 p.

Old Traverse des Sioux: a history of early exploration, trading posts, mission station, treaties, and pioneer village
by Thomas Hughes assisted by Brigadier General W.C. Brown; edited by Edward A. Johnson ; with a new preface by Thomas L. Hughes. 1993 ed. St. Peter, MN : Nicollet County Historical Society, 1993, c1929. 177 p.

Saint Peter, Minnesota, the History of a Frontier Community, 1851-1905
by Richard John Jobes. 1956. Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Dakota, 1956.

West Newton
by Mary Jo Read. Mankato, Minn.: Printed by Mankato Area Vocational-Technical Institute, c1984. 27 p.

A little Bit of Heaven
by Robert Wettergren. A compilation of articles written for the St. Peter Herald spanning a 26 year period. Available from the Nicollet County Historical Society.

The History of Lafayette
Published by the Lafayette Centennial Committee. Available from the Nicollet County Historical Society.

History Book of Nicollet
History of the town of Nicollet in Nicollet Coutny, Minnesota. Available from the Nicollet County Historical Society.

Church Histories

100th anniversary, Norseland Lutheran Church
St. Peter, Minnesota" [s.l. : s.n.], 1958. 36 p.

100th anniversary, July 31-August 1, 1954, Brighton Methodist Church
[Minnesota : s.n., 1954?]. 11 p.

A history of the Church of St. George of West Newton, eight miles north-west of New Ulm, Nicollet County, State of Minnesota: from its origin to its centennial year, 1858-1958. [Minnesota : s.n., 1958?]. 83 p.

Kurze Geschichte der Ev. Luth. Immanuels Gemeinde zu Nicollet und Courtland Townships, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Dargeboten zum 75 - jährigen Jubiläum am 1.Juli 1934. Evangelical Lutheran Immanuel Church (Nicollet County, Minn.). [St. Peter, Minn.? 1934]. 23 p.

Scandian Grove, A new look a history of Scandian Grove Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1858-1980
by Emeroy Johnson. [St. Peter?, Minn.]: Historical Committee of Scandian Grove Lutheran Church, 1980. 151 p.

Parish records, 1860-1979, Church of the Holy Communion (Saint Peter, Minn.)
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society, 1979. 4 microfilm reels. Records of this Protestant Episcopal church in Nicollet County, including parish histories, parish registers (1860-1975), minute books (1912-1979), cashbook (1955-1961), and correspondence (1955-1969). Also present are minute books (1891-1960) and cash book (1904-1944) of its Ladies Aid and Woman's Auxiliary.
 
 

Atlases/Plat Books/Directories

Atlas of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Containing maps of the townships of the county, maps of State, United States and world, farmers directory, analysis of the system of U. S. land surveys. Des Moines, Iowa: Anderson Pub. Co., c1927. 1 atlas (33 p.).

Atlas of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Compiled by the Midland Atlas Company, Inc. Milbank, S.D. The Company, c1974.

Atlas of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Compiled by the Midland Atlas Company, Inc. Milbank, S.D. The Company, c1984.

Atlas & plat book, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Rockford, Ill. Rockford Map Publishers, c1975.

Atlas of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Containing plats of each township, a county road map, a rural directory of farmers, a farm numbering system and other features / compiled and published by the Thomas O. Nelson Co. Fergus Falls, Minn. The Company, c1962.

Atlas of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Containing plats of each township, a county road map, a rural directory of farmers, a farm numbering system and other features / compiled and published by the Thomas O. Nelson Co. Fergus Falls, Minn. The Company, [1955].

Map of Nicollet County, Minn.
From personal examination and public records. Mankato, Minn. Haynes & Woodard, 1885.

Plat book of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Compiled from county records and actual surveys. [Minneapolis, Minn.] Northwest Pub. Co., 1899. 45 p.

Plat book of Nicollet County, Minnesota
Compiled from county records and actual surveys. [Minneapolis, Minn.] Northwest Pub. Co., 1899.

Plat book of Nicollet County
Compiled and published by Nicollet County Farm Bureau. [Saint Peter, Minn.] The Company, [ca. 1945] (Mankato, Minn. : Printed and lithographed by Eorde [i.e. Forde] Printing, Inc.).

Farm & Home directory & plat, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1989.

Farm & Home directory & plat, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1990.

Farm & Home plat & directory, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1991.

Farm & Home plat & directory, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1993.

Farm & Home plat & directory, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1994.

Farm & Home plat & directory, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1995.

Farm & Home plat & directory, Nicollet County, Minnesota
Belmond, Iowa : Farm & Home Pub., c1997.
 
 

Miscellaneous

Biehn, Young, and Nonnenmacher families from Alsace, France
A genealogical history / researched and compiled by Francis A. Seitzer; with assistance of Marguerite Osborne Seitzer and Josephine Osborne. Arlington, Va. : F.A. Seitzer, 1982. 290 p.

German Bohemians: The Quiet Immigrants
by La Vern J. Rippley and Robert Paulson. Hardcover, 279 pages, with photographs. 1995

Border People: the Bömisch (German-Bohemians) in America
by Ken Meter and Robert Paulson. Minneapolis: Crossroads Resource Center; New Ulm : German-Bohemian Heritage Society, [1993]. 32 p.

Do You Remember?
by Josie Stone. [St. Peter, Minn.?]: Nicollet County Historical Society, 1966. 38 p.

From Brôlanda to Bernadotte: A family migrates from Sweden to Minnesota
by Dennis L. Johnson. p. 12-19.

The Osbornes of County Louth, Ireland, and Nicollet County, Minnesota, U.S.A.
Genealogical history of Richard Osborne and Rose Breen, and their descendants" researched and compiled by Josephine Osborne, Marguerite Osborne Seitzer, and Francis A. Seitzer. Arlington, Va. : M.O. Seitzer, 1978. 202 p.
 

Availability

Some of these and other titles are available at the Nicollet County Historical Society.

Most of the above titles are available at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Some newer titles are available for purchase at Park Genealogical Books.

Some of these titles are available in reprint or CDROM from Brookhaven Press.


Last updated 19 February 2007