Brown County Courthouse built in 1891
photo by mkkrogman 2016
Organized: February 20 1855
County Seat: New Ulm
The county was named for pioneer Joseph Renshaw Brown, a prominent pioneer, soldier, Indian trader, lumberman, speculator, founder of cities, legislator, politician, and editor.
* * * * *
Genealogy Trails is a volunteer-based project dedicated to transcribing historical and genealogical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.
WANT TO HELP?
Brown County is available for adoption!
We're looking for folks who share our dedication to putting data online and are interested in helping this project be as successful as it can be. If your are interested in joining our group and hosting a county or transcribing data, please view our Volunteer Page for further information.
Check your attics!
Dust off your family scrapbooks,
We're looking for DATA for this site!!!
We welcome obituaries, family histories and news items,
just Email us and your history will be added to these pages.
* * * NEW DATA ADDED REGULARLY * * *
. . . CHECK BACK OFTEN . . .
SEARCH OTHER GENEALOGY TRAILS SITES
Cities and Towns
Cobden, Comfrey (extends into Cottonwood Co.), Evan, Hanska, New Ulm, Sleepy Eye, Springfield
Albin, Bashaw, Burnstown, Cottonwood, Eden, Home, Lake Hanska, Leavenworth, Linden, Milford, Mulligan, North Star, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark, Stately Township
||Wills and Probate|
WILLS/PROBATE: Inheritance Tax-Anderson, Bigham, Branche, Current, Flor, Frenzel, Manch, Mullen, Mullin, Paulson, Prodosch, Prohl, Purngel, Remmele, Schell, Selveerson, Skulstah, Strum, Thormodson, Wiltscheck
OBITS : Schotzko Child
OFFICIALS: News-Sheriff Mansfelder contributed by Robin Line
NEWS-CRIME: Henry Koot, William Trautmiller, George Porter
SIOUX UPRISING : Battles - 1862-Killed and Wounded Near New Ulm
MILITARY: Soldiers-Philip Lange, Theo. Furth, Frank Seifert, Hilding Jahnke, Alvin H. Schlumpberger
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News-Frank Sellner, Herman W. Hamann
WILLS/PROBATE: Max Fink, August Wagner, Ferdinand Krause, Charles H. Heuer, Sebastian May, George Roeser, Johann Florian Hartmann, Max Zeller, Wilhelm Immenfeld, John Zettel, John Campbell
Submitted by Robin Line:
FAMILIES : News and History-Steffer Family
BIOS : Wolfgang Preisinger
OBITS : John J. Kretsch
NEWS-CRIME: William Buggert
NEWS-BIRTHS: Speri Girl, Snobrich Boy
NEWS-ILLNESS: Joe Schnobrich, Isidor Schnobrich, Teresa Tauer
PEOPLE: Ferdnand Bleck
Nicollet County (northeast)
Blue Earth County (southeast)
Watonwan County (south)
Cottonwood County (southwest)
Redwood County (west)
Renville County (northwest)
VISIT OUR MINNESOTA STATE SITE
where you can find Military Rosters, Patents and Inventions, State History,
Transportation History, Executions, Ghost Counties and other interesting facts.
VISIT OUR NATIONAL GENEALOGY TRAILS SITE
for Native American, African American and Early American ancestry,
along with MUCH more, even recipes!
All data on this website is © Copyright by Genealogy Trails
with full rights reserved for original submitters.