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Founded March 20, 1858
Largest city: Willmar
The county name derives from the Dakota term translated as "where the buffalo fish come"
Kandiyohi County was organized in 1858 with its county seat in Kandiyohi, which
was then called Kandiyohi Station, and was just a railroad stop.The original county occupied only the southern
half of its current area. Development was slow, however, and in 1870 the state legislature called for Monongalia
County to merge with Kandiyohi and make one, larger county. It took until November 21, 1871 to agree on a county
seat, and the centrally located Willmar was chosen.
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Arctander,
Brown, Hilscher, Thorpe -
transcribed by Vicki Bryan
Jan. 2014: Obits: Englund,
Fjellman, Garvey, Hanscom, Hardy,
Marriages: Bergquist - Malmquist;
DeMots - McLaughlin; Dougherty -
Lambert; Goddard - Kempker; Jones -
Stern; Nicholson - Lundin; Sweeney -
Bios: Aaker, Almen
July 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the
Jan. 2013: Obits: Frost, Richie, Sheagreen
Marriages: Anderson - Nickerson; Feig - Ditmarson; Frye - Backlund; Larson - Hedin; Lesterberg - Norman; Nelson - Thimell; Olson - Amundson; Olstad - Mathias; Steberg - Nelson; Storm - Swenson
Nov. 2012: Obit: Nelson
August 2012: Obit: Hanson
July 2012: Bio: Castberg
June 2012: Obits: Beck, Parsons
May 2012: Bios: Anderson, Archibald, Arctander
Apr. 2012: Bios: Egge, Foland, Johnson
Mar. 2012: Bio: Hagen; Marriage: Serruier-Bowen
Feb. 2012: Bios: Almen, Branton, Johnson, Railson
Dec 2011: MATTSON death notice; Drowning victims recovered: BIRCH, CRAMER, TELSTAD; List of cemeteries
Obit for SWANSON; Fire Wardens, 1895; News Article--Iowans Relocating to Kandiyohi County in 1915
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