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County Information
Founded February 27, 1857
Named for: The Dakota word meaning "rich," a reference to the fertile soil in the area.
Seat Waseca
Largest city Waseca

Parent county: Steele

Waseca County is known for its rich, black soil producing record crops every year. Major industries are farming, printing, manufacturing and tourism. The majority of the population lives in and around the communities of Janesville, New Richland, Waldorf and Waseca.
(source: wikipedia, Waseca gov't site)

Townships

Cities

Alton Township
Blooming Grove Township
Byron Township
Freedom Township
Iosco Township
Janesville Township

New Richland Township
Otisco Township
St. Mary Township
Vivian Township
Wilton Township
Woodville Township

Elysian (part)
Janesville
New Richland
Waldorf
Waseca




Online Data

Births

Census

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles

Marriages

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

Waseca County City Directories - 1905

Website Updates:
Aug. 2013: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll
Obits: Bankes, Burns, Carmody, Cheely, Child, Hanson, Harding, Smith (2), Sotebeer, Ward
Marriages: Binger - Clark; Churchill - Lohren; Johnson - Anderson; Ochs - Keeley; Rouch - Kittridge; Wood - Bray; Zimmerman - Graham

Jan. 2013: Obits: Ferrier, Healey; Bio: Erb

August 2012: Obits: Brown, Collester
June 2012
: Bio: Roddle
May 2012: Marriage: Binger-De Bar
Apr. 2012: Bios: Everett, Gibson
Mar. 2012: Obit: Roeske; Bios: Child, Clement
Feb. 2012: WW2 Army Honor List; Bios: Brown, Castor, Davidson, Didra, Fairley, Farrington, Halein, Hotaling, Isker, Jackson, Ketchum, Kroeger, Leuthold, Lewis, Lincoln, Mahler, Melby, Miller, Norton, Patch, Pickett, Reibeling, Sheeran, Smith, Swartwood, Taylor, Trowbridge, Vinton, Wollschlaeger; City Directories (1905) cities of Alton, Blooming Grove, Freedom, Iosco, Otisco, St. Mary, Wilton & Woodville
Jan 2012: List of cemeteries

Previous Updates:
Marriage announcement for KRUEGER-GRVOE; BATHKE, CHILD, GHERING, GRUNWALD, PRECHEL, MARTIN, PRIEBE, KRASSIN bios; MANTHEY, TRAPP; News Article - BISHMAN Deaths




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Freeborn County (southeast)
Faribault County (southwest)
Blue Earth County (west)
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