Welcome to Nicollet County

Finding Ancestors wherever their trails led with Genealogy Trails History Group

Minnesota Genealogy and History

Minnesota Genealogy and History
part of the Genealogy Trails Family

Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy

Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by transcribing genealogical and historical data and placing it online for the free use of all researchers.

This website is available for adoption!

We're looking for folks who share our dedication to keeping Genealogy free and are interested in helping this project be as successful as we can make it.
If you are interested in joining our group by hosting one of the available county websites, view our Volunteer Page for further information about us.
[A desire to transcribe data and knowledge of how to make a basic webpage is required.]

We welcome any information you may wish to provide for the free research of others.
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
send it to us and we'll make sure it gets posted online.

Email Me

We regret that we are unable to perform personal research for you.
All data we come across is added to this site, so please keep checking back!

County Information

Founded: March 5, 1853
Named for Joseph Nicolas Nicollet, a geographer-explorer
Seat: St. Peter
Largest city: North Mankato

County Seat
St Peter



Belgrade Township
Bernadotte Township
Brighton Township
Courtland Township
Granby Township
Lafayette Township
Lake Prairie Township
New Sweden Township
Nicollet Township
Oshawa Township
Ridgely Township
Traverse Township
West Newton Township

Mankato (part)
North Mankato (part)
St. Peter

* Klossner
* Norseland
* St. George
* West Newton
* Bernadotte

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Website Updates:
After Mar. 2014 please check state updates page for Updates
Feb. 2014: Bios: Block, Davis, Quist, Peterson, Tomlinson - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Mar. 2013: Obits: Barnes, Bean, Block, Collins, Hicks, Krantz, Meyer, Poehler, Sackett, Stoever, Walter
Marriages: Adamson - Kienlen; Clobes - Stigelbauer; Evanson - Adamson; Morris - Wright;
Moyer - Rosine; Peterson - Johnson; Stromberg - Holcomb; Swanson - Blacklin
Jan. 2013: Obit: Roller

Sept. 2012:
Marriage: Beecher-Treadwell
August 2012: Obit: Walle
July 2012: Bio: Brooks; Obits: Davis, Erickson, Weier
June 2012: Indian History: Indian Depredations in Iowa & Minnesota;
Obit: Patsche; Bios: Harty, Wallin
May 2012: Bios: Abbetmeyer, Andrews, Amundson, Atchison, Babcock, Bacon, Bangerter, Baumgartner
Apr. 2012: Eberhart, Eckstein, Evans, Fletcher, Freeman, Fritsche, Fritz, Funk, Geddes, Germo, Glotzbach, Huebner, Kaufer, McCleary, Searing, Stevenson, Swift, Washburn
Mar. 2012: Bios: Andrews, Clark, Comstock, Coughlan, Cray, Critchett, Habberstad, Hall, Hallstrom, Hammond, Hampl, Hanft, Harrington, Harrison, Hart, Haugdahl; Nicollet County History (1920) Marriage: Woehler-Bornemann
Feb. 2012: bios: Benson, Daniels, Davis, Dick, Donahower, Evon, McGill; obit: Johnson; Harkin Mill Fire
Jan 2012: Poor House history; AITON bio

Biography Article; WW2 Casualties, List of Cemeteries; Crime News Article - AMMON & MATHES; History of Bernadotte


Join our Genealogy Trails Upper Midwestern States Mailing List
to get email notices when our county sites are updated.

For the Upper Midwest States of :
North Dakota -- South Dakota -- Minnesota -- Wisconsin -- Michigan

Adjacent Counties
Sibley County (north)
Le Sueur County (east)
Blue Earth County (southeast)
Brown County (southwest)
Renville County (northwest)

Genealogy Trails History Group

Finding Minnesota Ancestors with Genealogy Trails

Copyright ©Genealogy Trails
All data on this website is Copyright by Genealogy Trails with full rights reserved for original submitters.