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County Information
Founded March 5, 1853
Named for General Henry Hastings Sibley, an early pioneer, governor, and military defender of the state.
Seat Gaylord
Largest city Gaylord



Alfsborg Township
Arlington Township
Bismarck Township
Dryden Township
Cornish Township
Faxon Township
Grafton Township
Green Isle Township
Henderson Township

Jessenland Township
Kelso Township
Moltke Township
New Auburn Township
Severance Township
Sibley Township
Transit Township
Washington Lake Township

Green Isle
Le Sueur (part)
New Auburn

Online Data



Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

County History

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Other Resources

Website Updates:
Feb. 2014: Bios: Campbell, MacKenzie - transcribed by Vicki Bryan

Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
June 2013: Obit: Fritz
Marriages: Chelberg - Nelson; Wescott - MacKenzie
Bio: Kahlow
May 2013: Civil War Men in the 1882 History of the Minnesota Valley
Apr. 2013: Veterans on the Census of 1865, 1885, 1890, 1895, 1905, 1910 & 1883 Pensions List

July 2012: Bio: Buck
June 2012: Bios: Dresser, Gardner
May 2012: Obit: Peever; Bio: Archibald
Apr. 2012: Bio: Huebner;
Indian War Claims Filed (1862); Business Directory Entries (1873); Veterans Noted in Adjutant Generals Report (1866); G.A.R. Deaths Reported by Civil War Clubs; Alien Registration Papers (1918)
Mar. 2012: Bio: Clancy; Marriage: Baldwin-Ranney
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Bios: Bisson, Bray, Duclos
Jan 2012: List of Cemeteries

Previous Updates:
Biography of Florence Clayton; CORMIER obits, biography and marriage record


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