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County Information
Founded February 20, 1862
Named for General John Pope
Seat: Glenwood
Largest city: Glenwood



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Hoff Township
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Leven Township
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New Prairie Township
Nora Township
Reno Township
Rolling Forks Township
Walden Township
Westport Township
White Bear Lake Township

Brooten (part)
Long Beach

Ghost Town
New Prairie

Online Data


Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Amundson, Anderson, Avok, Benson, Berg, Bjork, Brainard, Cook, Cox, Erickson (2), Frederick (2), Gorden, Hansen, Hegland, Hoffman,Irgens, Inglbrigtsen, Johnson, Jorgenson, Koefod, Laflure, Larson, Olson, Peck, Pennie Peterson (2), Reque, Sandvig, Schwieger, Stalker, Stoen, Thompson (2), Tracy, Vralson, Wollan   

Jan. 2014: Bios: Allen, Anderson, Andrew, Barsness, Benson, Benterud, Blair (2), Booth, Brevig (2), Carlson, Churchill, Cooke, Cooley, Davidson (2), Eddy, Ellertson, Elsey, Emerson, Emmerson (2), Engebretson (2), Erickson (2), Ferree, Fish, Foss, Frederick, Gilbertson, Gunderson, Hagen, Halvorson, Hanson (2), Haugen, Higgins, Hogan (2), Hogenson, Holen, Holly, Homestad, Hook, Huset, Jamison, Johnson (5), Kee, Kelly, Kjos, Koefod, Lewis, Linquist, Maynard, McCann, Mikkelson, Mortenson (2), Olson (3), Omen, Oswald, Overson, Paulson, Peacock (2), Pennie, Perkins, Peterson (5), Rathburn, Reeves, Riley, Roe, Ronning, Rotto, Rud, Runquist, Signalness, Smith (2), Solhaug, Squire, Stebbins, Stenson, Stewart, Stinson, Sweeney, Swenson, Syverson, Taylor, Thompson, Thorson (2), Thronson, Tobey, Urnes, Wamsley, Warburton, Ward, Whittemore, Winslow, Wollan (5)

Dec. 2013: Bios: Alexander, Anderson, Aslakson, Barsness (2), Beach, Bishop, Brown, Butler, Callaghan, Calmeyer, Cantleberry, Carpenter, Carson, Christilaw, Coburn, Cook, Danforth, Dyrstad, Englund, Estenson, Falkner, Fleming, Floten, Fowlds (2), Gallinger, Gilbert, Grafe, Grant (2), Halvorson, Helland, Hippe, Hume,Hutchins, Jacobson, Jeffers, Johnson (2), Johnston, Jones, Keeney, Kittelson, Larson, Lee, Lien, Lohre, McKenzie, McNutt, Monson, Nelson, Nilson, Norlin, Oleson, Olson, Osterberg, Peacock, Pederson, Peterson, Reeves, Rigg, Rue, Schey, Shaw, Stephenson, Skinner, Strong, Suckstrorff, Taplin, Teigen, Thacker, Tharaldsen, Thompson, Townsend, Troen, Urnas, West, Wheeler, Winslow, Wollan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll

May 2013: Obits: Peacock, Sather
Marriages: Dinda - Hieble; Morehouse - Krebsbach; Shingler - Strange; Wilkes - Johnson
Bio: Wroolie

August 2012: Obit: Sherrer
Apr. 2012
: Bio: Eddy
Mar. 2012: Death Index 1908-1910; Bio: Grimsrud; Marriage: Sorenson-Swenson
Feb. 2012: misc news
Jan 2012: JOHNSON death notice. Community news story re :NERLIEN; Gossip news for SWANSON, SATHRE, AUNE

Previous Updates:
List of Cemeteries; World War 2 Casualties


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