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So, dust off those old scrapbooks you have in your attic, dig out those old newspapers, or anything else you feel is of interest to this County, and send them our way. We are looking for obituaries, newspaper stories, biographies, Birth, Death and Marriage records, as well as interesting newspaper tidbits from years gone past - the items YOU used to put together your family trees. If you have information that you'd like to share with us on the history of this county and its people, please
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County Information

Founded: February 23, 1854
Seat: Caledonia
Largest city: La Crescent
Named for Samuel Houston, governor of TN and president of TX



Black Hammer Township
Brownsville Township
Caledonia Township
Crooked Creek Township
Hokah Township
Houston Township
Jefferson Township
La Crescent Township

Mayville Township
Money Creek Township
Mound Prairie Township
Sheldon Township
Spring Grove Township
Union Township
Wilmington Township
Winnebago Township
Yucatan Township

La Crescent (part)
Spring Grove

 Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Miscellaneous Data

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014:
Bios: Asleson, Baake, Bartholomew, Beeby, Bergh, Budahl, Copeman, Engle, Fladager,
Gilberton, Gilbertson, Hallan, Hanson, Hendrickson, Hilden, Hoegh, Jenson, Jetmundosn, Johnson, Kaarstad, Kieland (2), Kroshus, Lamb, Lee, Lommen, Luttman, Muller, Myhra, Myhro, Schmidt-Nilson, Onsgard (2), Pendergast, Reierson, Reque, Rosendahl, Sherwood, Smith, Steneroder, Strongrimson, Timanson, Timanson (Quarve), Traaen, Wait, Wold - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Dec. 2013: Obits: Carroll, Doucet, Ellens, Hall, Jackson, McPhail, Metcalf, Newton, Parker, Prentiss, Quammen, Schmidt
Marriages: Flynn - Murphy; Menshall - Remington; Wheeler - Winshall
Bio: Abrahamson

July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

Dec. 2012: Obits: Barron, Bauman, Buell, Dunbar, George, Johnson, McKenna, Metcalf, O'Brien, Roverud, Ryan, Shummers, Wheaton, Williams
Marriage: Drowley - Dorival
Wedding Anniversary: Williams
Bios: Gilbertson, Holte, Johnson, Moen

August 2012: Obits: Arnold. Barber, Williams; Birth Announcement: Goetzinger, Lain
June 2012: Bios: Brace, Brink, Halverson, Haugen, Herbrandson, Johnson, Narum, Ostern, Stenerodden, Stensrud, Winship
Apr. 2012: Bios: Cooley, Duxbury
Mar. 2012: Marriage: Perkins-Miller; Obits: Le Blond, Smith, Zeyher; Bio: Cooley

Dec 2011: marriage ann. for FRICK-HARRIES; IDEKER-ZIMMERMAN; Tornado news story; Flood news story; Crime news for SAC MARIE; WHEATON family murder; Bank robbery; List of cemeteries; Various "Gossip" newspaper gleanings; World War 2 Casualties; Birth announcement for IDEKER


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