Welcome to Steele County ND History and Genealogy
Presented by North Dakota Genealogy Trails a part of
Volunteers Dedicated to Free Genealogy
Hello, my name is
Fred Coleman and as host of this site I hope
you find the information
helpful and interesting.
Our goal is to help you track your ancestors through time by
transcribing genealogical and historical data for the free use of all researchers.
If you have data (non-copyrighted of course) that you would like to contribute to the site
please Email me.
While I am not able to provide any lookup services, I will
try to answer any questions about the county that I can.
We thank you for visiting and hope you'll come back again to view
the updates we make to this site.
The county seat of Steele County is Finley.
Steele County was founded in 1883 from portions of the
adjoining Traill and Griggs Counties.
The county was named for Edward Steel of the Red River
The city of Steele, North Dakota, is in Kidder County.
July 2013: Bios for Knute H. Brunsdale,
T. S. Hunt, & Oscar Barrett; Early history for the town of Luverne; Revised
biography index page by combining the three prior index pages into one page with
from the name to the specific bio.
June 2013: Histories of the city of
Pickert, and Golden Lake, Enger, Colgate, &
Primrose Townships; Death notice for K. H.
Brunsdale; Bio for F. G. Enger; Crime report for
John Towlinson; Histories for Beaver Creek and
Finley Lutheran Churches;
WW II Enlistments; Histories of the
towns of Hope and Sherbrooke; Histories of
Beaver Creek, Sherbrooke, and Edendale
Townships; Revised index page and new host
email address; Marriage announcements for
Niedenfuer - Hyke,
Parks – Bushinger &
Parrott - Parks; Death notice for A. S.
Coming soon: Additional
early township histories including names of original
officials and early settlers; Finley and Hope High School graduates and teachers from the late 1800's/early 1900's
through the 1930's;