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CEMETERY

All Dodge, Goodhue, Le Sueur, Rice, Steele and Waseca County Cemeteries are coded.

Some cemeteries are coded in the following counties Blue Earth, Carver, Dakota, Grant, Lac Qui Parle, McLeod, Morrison, Ramsey, Scott and Sibley.

Click on Complete Cemetery Code List, Scroll down to find name of the cemetery you wish to search or click on COUNTY to sort and scroll down to see all in the County. The code for the cemetery is after the cemetery name. Go back to the main screen and enter the code in the Section box and click search.

Farm Burials Code

Goodhue County . GCFB
Rice County . RCFB
Steele County - SCFB

Enter the code into the SECTION box and click search. If more than 1000 enter the first letter of the last name in the LAST NAME box.

With the code in the SECTION box enter one of the following in the NOTES box, Vet..,Accident, Drown, Killed, Fire, a surname, a date in the BIRTH or DEATH box, etc.

Maple Lawn Cemetery - To see all in section M, search MEN M To see all in lot 15, search MEN M-15.

The Cemetery File has over 900,000 records. You can search any field. If not sure of spelling (example) type R in last name field and R in first name field and click on search.
In the notes field search DROWN. In the death date field search OCT/2007 it will show all that died in that month. In the Notes Field search for Hinckley and you will find all known that died in the Hinckley fire in 1894. Search HOLLOW TREE in the notes field for a interesting story.


CIVIL WAR

Civil War File contains 26,000 names & data of Civil War veterans who mustered in the State of Mn. Enter RICE in the County Box and click search to see all that mustered in Rice County.


NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Search Cheese Factory in the data field. These are headlines to articles from Rice County Newspapers and also some articles.

Early incidents & events from the following Counties, Rice, Steele, Fillmore & Freeborn. Search Freeborn in the Last Name Field to see there incidents & events.

Search Village in the last name field and read the history of early villages in Rice, Steele, etc Counties, Mn.

Search the name of a RICE COUNTY TOWNSHIP in the Last Name Field and read there history.. Bridgewater, Erin, Forest, Morristown, Northfield, Richland, Shieldsville, Walcott, Warsaw, Webster, Wells, Wheatland, Wheeling. STEELE COUNTY, Aurora, Berlin, Blooming Prairie, Clinton Falls, Deerfield, Havana, Meriden, Merton, Owatonna, Sommerset, Summit. GOODHUE COUNTY. Belle Creek, Belvidere, Burnside, Central Point, Cherry Grove, Cannon Falls, Featherstone, Florence, Frontenac, Goodhue, Holden, Hay Creek, Leon, Minneola, Pine Island, Roscoe, Stanton, Vasa, Wacoota, Wanamingo, Warsaw, Welch, Zumbrota. WABASHA COUNTY. Chester, Elgin, Gillford, Glasgow, Greenfield, Highland, Hyde Park, Mazeppa, Minneska, Mount Pleasant, Oakwood, Pepin, Plainview, Read, Read.s Landing, Watopa, Weaver, West Albany, Zumbro. WINONA COUNTY. Dresbach, Elba, Fremont, Hart, Hillsdale, Homer, Lewiston, Mt. Vernon, New Hartford, Norton, Pleasant Hill, Richmond, Rollingstone, Saratoga, St Charles, Utica, Warren, Whitewater, Wilson, Winona, Wiscoy. HOUSTON COUNTY. Black Hammer, Brownsville, Crooked Creek, Hokah, Houston, Jefferson, La Crescent, Mound Prairie, Money Creek, Mayville, Sheldon, Spring Grove, Union, Wilmington, Winnebago, Yuctan. FREEBORN COUNTY. Albert Lea, Alden, Bancroft, Bath, Carlston, Freeborn, Freeman, Geneva, Hartland, Hayward, London, Manchester, Mansfield, Moscow, Nunda, Newry, Oakland, Pickerel Lake, Riceland, Shell Rock. OLMSTED COUNTY. Byron, Cascade, Dover, Elmira, Eyota, Farmington, Haverhill, Kalmar, Marion, New Haven, Oronoco, Orrin, Pleasant Grove, Quincy, Rochester, Rock Dell, Salem, Viola. FILLMORE COUNTY. Amherst, Beaver, Bloomfield, Canton, Carrolton, Chatfield, Forestville, Harmony, Holt, Lanesboro, Mabel, Newburg, Peterson, Preston, Rushford, Spring Valley, York. DODGE COUNTY. Ashland, Canisteo, Claremont, Concord, Dodge Center, Ellington, Hayfield, Kasson, Mantorville, Milton, Ripley, Vernon, Wasioja, Westfield. DAKOTA COUNTY. Burnsville, Castle Rock, Douglass, Eagan, Empire, Eureka, Greenvale, Hampton, Inver Grove, Lakeville, Lebanon, Marshan, Mendota, Nininger, Randolph, Ravenna, Rosemount, Sciota, Vernon, Vermillion, Waterford, West St Paul. MOWER COUNTY. Adams, Austin, Bennington, Brownsdale, Clayton, Corning, Dexter, Frankford, Grand Meadow, Lansing, Leroy, Lodi, Lyle, Marshall, Nevada, Pleasant Valley, Racine, Red Rock, Red Oak Grove, Rose Creek, Sargent, Six Mile Grove, Taopi, Udolpho, Waltham, Windom. NICOLLET COUNTY. Belgrade, Bernadotte, Brighton, Courtland, Granby, Lafayette, Lake Prairie, New Sweden, Nicollet, Oshawa, Ridgely, Traverse, West Newton. LESUEUR COUNTY. Cleveland, Cordova, Derrynane, Elysian, Kasota, Kilkenny, Lanesburg, Lesueur, Lexington, Montgomery, Ottawa, Sharon, Tyrone, Washington, Waterville. SCOTT COUNTY. Scott, Jackson, Eagle Creek, Glendale, Louisville, Sand Creek, St Lawrence, Belle Plaine, Blakely, Helena, Cedar Lake, Spring Lake, Credit River, New Market. CARVER COUNTY. Carver, Chaska, Carver, San Francisco, Chanhassen, Dahlgren, Laketown, Watertown, Waconia, Benton, Hancock, Young America, Camden, Hollywood. SIBLEY COUNTY. Henderson, Jessenland, Faxon, Washington Lake, Green Isle, Arlington, Kelso, Sibley, Dryden, New Auburn, Transit, Alfsborg, Cornish, Bismark, Grafton, Moltke, Severance. BLUE EARTH COUNTY. Blue Earth, Mankota, Lime, Jamestown, Le Ray, South Bend, Judson, Cambria, Butternut Valley, Lincoln, Garden City, Lake Crystal, Rapidan, Decoria, McPherson, Medo, Beauford, Lyra, Vernon Center, Ceresco, Pleasant Mound, Shelby, Mapleton, Danville, Minnesota Lake, Sterling. BROWN COUNTY. Brown, Milford, Home, Cottonwood, Sleepy Eye, Eden, Prairieville, Sigel, Stark, Leavenworth, Stately, Mulligan, Burnstown, North Star, Albin, Lake Hanska, Bashaw, Linden. REDWOOD COUNTY. Redwood Falls, Sherman, Sheridan, New Avon, Swedes Forest, Sundown, Brookville, Willow Lake, North Hero, Lamberton, Springdale, Delhi, Underwood, Three Lakes, Gales, Waterbury, Johnsonville, West Line, Vail, Paxton, Honner, Kintire, Morgan, Vesta, 111-38. RENVILLE COUNTY. Renville, Beaver Falls, Birch Cooley, Flora, Cairo, Hawk Creek, Preston Lake, Boon Lake, Camp, Sacred Heart, Norfolk, Stewart, Emmett, Bandon, Henryville, Palmyra, Wellington, Erickson, Brookfield, Hector, Wang, Melville, Troy, Bird Island, Martinsburg, Kingman, Winfield, Osceola, 116-36. LYON COUNTY. Lake Marshall, Marshall, Nordland, Lynd, Lyon, Fairview Grandview, Lucas, Eidsvold. Amiret, Monroe, Tracy, Vallers, Westerheim, Clifton, Custer, Rock Lake, Sodus, Stanley, Island Lake, Shelburne, Stowe. YELLOW MEDICINE COUNTY. Yellow Medicine, Otis, Granite Falls, Sioux Agency, Stony Run, Sandnes, Normania, Lisbon, Minnesota Falls, Wood Lake, Echo, Norman, Canby, Hazel Run, Hammer, Swede Prairie, Friendship, Florida, Wergeland, Posen, Burton, Oshkosh, Tyro, Omro, Fortier. CHIPPEWA COUNTY. Chippewa, Montevideo, Sparta, Granite Falls, Tunsberg, Rosewood, Havelock, Leenhtop, Kragero, Big Bend, Louriston, Grace, Lone Tree, 117-37 . 118-38, Mandt, Stoneham, Woods. LAC QUI PARLE COUNTY. Lac qui Parle, Camp Release, Cerro Gordo, Riverside, Maxwell, Ten Mile Lake, Providence, Augusta, Hantho, Custer, Lake Shore, Yellow Bank, Madison, Hamlin, Mehurin, Garfield, Arena, Freeland, Perry, 119-46, Baxter. SWIFT COUNTY. Swift, Benson, Appleton, Pillsbury, Hayes, Kerkhoven, Camp Lake, Kildare, Dublin, Cashel, Torning, Benson, Clontarf, Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, West Bank, Tara, Fairfield, Moyer, New Posen, Shible, Hegbert. BIG STONE COUNTY. Big Stone, Ortonville, Graceville, Almond, Odessa, Malta, Otrey, Prior, Artichoke, Akron, Browns Valley, Tokua. TRAVERSE COUNTY. Traverse, Brown Valley. GRANT COUNTY, N. D. Grant, Big Stone, Milbank.

Northfield Bank Robbery . Search JAMES in the Last Name Field in the Newspaper Articles File or search Northfield Bank Robbery in the Data Field.

Hobo.s in Faribault starting in 1911. Search the Data Field in the Newspaper Articles File for HOBO.

Sioux Massacre - Search the Last Name Field in the Newspaper Articles File for INDIAN.


CITY DIRECTORY

Search HOTEL in last name field. In the date field type 1865 in the city field type FARIBAULT in the address field type MAIN and then click search. This will show everyone on Main Street in Faribault in 1865. Enter 1880 to see all on Main St. in that year. Type 1018 in the address field and Faribault in the city field, click search. This shows everybody living at that address in those years listed. Also in this file is a business directory showing all business.s in every town in Minnesota and the Dakota territory in 1880 and 1865. Search Saloon in the Occupation Field. In the City Field search Minneapolis, Steele County, etc.

RICE COUNTY CITY DIRECTORIES 1865-1880-88-93-95-99. 1903-07-09-11-13-14-15-18-21-26-29-36-39-45-48-52-53-55-57-59-60-62-64-65-67-68 -70-72-73-74

STEELE COUNTY CITY DIRECTORIES 1865-1880-99-1903-06-11-13.28-47-53-57-59-61-63-64-66

The 1880 directory is a business directory of the State of Minnesota and the Dakota Territory. Search Hennepin County in the City Field, search Yankton in the City Field for all in Yankton, South Dakota. Search Saloon in the Occupation Field and 1880 in the Date Field, search NUTTING in occupation field and 1957 in date field to see all working at Nutting Truck & Castor in 1957.


CENSUS

RICE CENSUS FILE 1900-10.

Search household number to find everyone in that household. Over 48,000 entries.


CHURCH RECORDS

11 Norweigan & 1 Swedish area churches. Over 24,000 entries.


PEOPLE IN BOOKS

PEOPLE IN BOOKS FILE search CANNON CITY in the NOTES FIELD and 1895 in the YEAR FIELD. This will show everyone in Cannon City Township in 1895. In the same file search CANNON CITY in the TOWNSHIP FIELD and 21 in the SECTION FIELD. This will show everyone living in section 21 in Cannon City Township from the different books we have entered.

Over 400,000 entries from a every name index from the following books

History of Rice County 1882
History of Rice and Steele Counties Vol. I & II 1910
History of Dakota County 1882-1910
History of Freeborn County 1911
History of Goodhue County 1878-1909
History of Kenyon, Mn. 1976
History of Houston County 1919
History of Waseca County .Childs. 1905
History of Olmsted, Winona & Dodge Counties 1884
History of Olmsted & Winona Counties 1883
History of Nicollet & Le Sueur Counties Vol. I 1916
History of Nicollet & Le Sueur Counties Vol. II 1916
History of Minnesota Valley 1882
History of Mower County 1911
History of Ramsey County 1881
History of Renville County 1916
Rice County Plat 1860-78-1900-11-15-29-36-48-50-56
Rice County Farmers Directory 1895-1907
Dakota County Plat 1896-1956
Goodhue County Plat 1877-94-1963
Le Sueur County Plat 1898
Dodge County Plat 1905-52
Waseca County Plat 1879-1914
Steele County Farmers Directory 1879-99-1903-06-11-13-28-47-53-57-59-61-63
Scott County Plat 1898-1961-67
Chisago County Plat 1888
Olmsted County Plat 1868 -78-96-1913
Rice County Miltary Personnel 1985
Early Pioneers & Indians 1959
Rice County Families 1981

You can now search the following schools and years for students, etc in the People In Books File.

Example - Enter Faribault in the Book Field, 1950 in the Date Field and click search. Search only the first name in the Book Field like Shattuck, Northfield, etc.

With the name of a selected school in the Book Field and a selected date in the Date Field and any of the following in the Township Field, Student, Teacher, Staff, Faculty, 7, 8 Freshmen, Sophmore, Senior, School Board or School Bus Driver (Northfield Only) and click search.

Shattuck/St Mary.s/St James School Year Book
1905-06-07-09-11-12-13-14-16-17-18-21-22-23-24-25
26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42
43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59
60-61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76
77-78-79-80-81-82-83-84-87-88-89-90-91-93-94-95-96
97-99-2000-01-02-03-04-05-06.

Search the Book Field for Shattuck School Alumni for all that graduated before 1905.

Faribault High School Books . The .F. 1913, The Echo 1919. The Athenian 1923, Who.s Who 1924, The Green & White Review 1925, The Half Century Book 1928., Faribault High School Memories (1929), Pieces of Eight (1930), The Fan 1934, Shadows 1935, Voyageur 1936.

1879-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94
95-96-97-98-99-1900-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09-10-11
12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-23-23-24-25-26-27-28-29
30-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44-45-46-47-48
49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59-60-61-62-63-64-65
66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-80-81-82
83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99
2000-01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08-09.

In the People in Books File search Rice County Rural School in the Book Field to view rural school pupils and teachers.

Northfield High School Books . Orange & Black -1914-16-21-24-27-31. The Periscope - 1944 Northfield High School Norhian
1948-49-50-51-52-53-54-55-56-57-58-59-60-61-62-63
64-65-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-80
81-82-83-84-85-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96-97-98
99-2000, 01-02-03-04-05-06-07-08.

Bethlehem Academy Cardinalite - 1947

Bethlehem Academy Veritas

1885-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-94-96-98-1901-02-03-04-05
06-07-08-09-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20-21-22-23
24-25-26-27-28-29-30-31-32-33-34-35-36-37-38-39-40-41
42-43-44-45-46-47-48-49-50-51-52-53-54-56-57-58-59-60
61-62-63-64-65-66-67-68-69-70-71-72-73-74-75-76-77-78
79-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-91-92-93-94-95-96
97-98-99-2000-01-02-03-04.

St Olaf College Viking 1943-46-48-49-50

Kenyon High School The Viking. 1945-48.

Morristown High School Comet, 1948-52
Morristown High School Mohiscan, 1953-55-56-57-58-59-62-63-66-67-68-76
Morristown High School The High-Light, 1954

Montgomery High School Montgomian. 1949


OBITUARIES

OBITUARIES . Obits Starting in 1858, Search the Date Field for 1875 to see all obits in that year.

Type MAPLE LAWN in the Notes Field and click search to read a 1000 obits on interments in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Type A in the last name field along with Maple Lawn in the notes field and search and continue with B, C, etc

The OBITUARIES FILE also contains biographies of early settlers throughout the state of Minnesota. In the notes field search RAMSEY COUNTY to see all in that County. We add to this file daily.
Search the Notes Field in the OBITUARIES FILE for Say It With Flowers to see who started that slogan.

Rattlesnakes in Rice County, Mn. Search the Notes Field in the Obituaries File for Rattlesnake and read Paul Martin.s Obit.

BIOGRAPHIES from the following books

History of Rice County - 1882
History of Rice & Steele Counties - 1910
History of Goodhue County - 1878
History of Goodhue County - 1909
History of Goodhue County - 1935
History of Dakota & Goodhue Counties - 1910
History of Dakota County - 1882
History of Winona & Olmsted Counties - 1883
History of Freeborn County . 1911
History of Lyon County - 1912
History of Morrison & Todd Counties - 1915
History of Mower County.- 1911.
History of Renville County - 1916
History of Steele & Waseca Counties - 1887.
History of Wabasha & Winona Counties - 1884
History of Fillmore County, Vol. 1 & 2 - 1912
Child.s History of Waseca County, Mn. 1854 - 1904 - 1905
History of Houston County, Mn. . 1919
History of Jackson County - 1910
History of Nobles County - 1908
HIstory of Rock & Pipestone Counties - 1911
History of Winona, Olmsted & Dodge Counties - 1884
History of Winona County, Volume 1 & 2 - 1913.
History of Nicollet & Le Sueur Counties Vol. 1 & 2 - 1916
History of Cottonwood & Watonwan Counties, Vol. II. - 1916.
Compendium of History & Biography of Northern Minnesota - 1902
The History of the Upper Mississippi Valley - 1881
Early Pioneers and Indians in Minnesota & Rice County - 1959
Faribault Masonic Lodge number nine 1857 - 1907
Historical Sketch of the Parish Immaculate Conception - 1938
Northfield Pioneer Families
History of the Minnesota Valley - 1882 This book has history on Ramsey, Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Sibley, LeSueur, Blue Earth, Nicollet, Brown, Redwood, Renville, Lyon, Yellow Medicine, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parie, Swift, Big Stone, Traverse, Minn & Grant County, S. D.