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Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Largest city: Glenwood
The county was named for General John Pope who had traveled through the area in 1849 as part of an exploration expedition.
Pope County was created 20 Feb 1862. Until it was organized on 4 Sep 1866, it was attached to Stearns County. This means that during the time period between creation and organization, records pertaining to Pope County should be found in the records of Stearns County.
The county seat was originally Stockholm, but has been Glenwood since the first election, in 1866.
The population of Pope County is about 11,000 people with a strong Scandinavian heritage.
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 6: Erik Runquist Family (1841), Erik Runquist Family (1873), Albert Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 7: Gustaf Erickson Family, Peter Edin Family, Henning Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 8: Edin Siblings, Eddie Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 9: John Fredrickson Family, Mr. & Mrs. John Leonartson, Bjork Children, John Felt Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 10: Julius Felt Family, Carl Carlson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 11: Theodore Berg Family, Knute Anfinson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 12: Axel Berg Family, Leander Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 13: Friedman Family, Carl Felt Family, Reuben Eliason Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 14: John Anderson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 15: Freddie Runquist Family, Ellsworth Berg Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 16: John Fredrickson Family, David Reuss, Johnny Carlson Family, Marlys Rollofson Transfer
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 17: Arthur Moore Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN BAPTISMS: Beverly Berg, Annette Berg, Leroy Frisell, Earle Runquist, Joyce Seaman, Vernon Lannes, Gary Olson, Donald, Runquist, Larry Berg, Allan Berg, Melvin Wittwer, Dennis Wittwer, Warren Wittwer, Michele Sires, Teresa Berg
BETHANY LUTHERAN CONFIRMATIONS: Cecilia Eliason, Verna Frisell, Gilbert Anderson, Dennis Wittwer, David Reuss, Earle Runquist, Don Runquist, Larry Berg, Sharon Berg, Alan Berg
BETHANY LUTHERAN MARRIAGES: Freddie Runquist & Doris Everson, Walter Christenson & Bernice Anderson, Ralph Seaman & Mildred Berg, Samuel Olson & Esther Berg, Ferdinand Fredrickson & Emma Rundquist, Leander Berg & Adelaine Rorvig, William Sires & Annette Berg, Orlin Swensrud & Annette Sires, Jerrol Halvorson & Sharon Berg, Larry Berg & Verletta Kluver, Allen Berg, Earle Runquist & Maria Van Loon, Donald Runquist & Sandra Nelson
BETHANY LUTHERAN DEATHS AND FUNERALS: Clarence Everson, Anna Carlson, Verner Runquist, Johan Edin, Ernest Runquist, Pauline Fredrickson, Mrs. O.F. Lindquist, Knute Anfinson, Mrs. Eddie Berg, Eddie Berg, Rodney Everson, Hilda Sorenson, Oscar Johnson, Sam Sorenson, Adolph Johnson, Ellsworth Berg, Gunnar Johnson, Charles Branch, Albert Branch, Edith Branch, Theodore Berg, O.F. Lindquist, Beverly Berg, Ragna Everson, Emil Felt, Hilda Johnson, Amanda Lindquist, Caroline Felt, Ferdinand Fredrickson, Raymond Fredrickson, Ellen Berg, Freddie Runquist
BETHANY LUTHERAN TRANSFERS(members received): Peter Edin, Bernice Berg, Adeline Rorvig
BETHANY LUTHERAN LETTERS OF DISMISSION: Carolina Fredrickson, Ellsworth Berg family
BETHANY LUTHERAN: Farm Report letter and press release
BETHANY LUTHERAN ANNIVERSARIES: 75th Anniversary program, Historical Interests
OBITS: Everett Simpson
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 2: Carl Fredrickson Family, K.F. Fredrickson Family, Albert Fredrickson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 3: Henning Fredrickson Family, John Felt Family, Carl Felt Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 4: Erik Lindquist Family, Gustaf Johnson Family
BETHANY LUTHERAN MEMBERSHIP REGISTER PAGE 5: John J. Berg Family, Carl Felt Family
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