This website is a work in progress and is updated as information is received. Information is from families and sources believed to be reliable but no responsibility is taken for the accuracy of the information. Additions and corrections are welcome.
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This project started decades ago with the collection of information on settlers who came from Prince Edward Island, Canada to settle in (mainly) the northwestern tip of Minnesota. As it grew, the original collection of information became a collaboration between cousins Marva Diamond Hanson and Dennis L. Matthews. In turn, it became the basis for the books donated to the Kittson County Historical Society and Hallock Library at that time. Much information has been added since then and, with the advent of the internet, all of the information was converted, and continues to be added, to this website.
Many of the families on this site came from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland to the northwest corner of Minnesota by way of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Others came directly from those origins, as well as from Germany, Sweden, Norway and other European countries.
The families settled in or around the rural villages of Donaldson, Hallock, Humboldt, Karlstad, Kennedy, Lake Bronson, Lancaster, Northcote, Noyes, Orleans, and St. Vincent, in Kittson County, Minnesota; the towns of Cavalier, Drayton, Pembina, in North Dakota; and the town of Emerson, in Manitoba, Canada. The general area is referred to as the
Red River Valley of the North
Information may be found by clicking on any of the names or words that are underlined in the website. New webpages will be created for families who submit information and they are many times started with bits and pieces. We hope you find the site interesting and we look forward to hearing from you.
Family PagesAbney, Adams, Adamson, Agman, Andeen, Anderberg, Andersen, Anderson, Andrews, Armstrong, Annett, Armstrong, Arnold, Arvesen, Ash, Augustson, Austad, Axelson
Babcock, Backstrom, Bahr, Bailey, Baker, Bakken, Balderston, Baldwin, Ball, Barron, Barry, Beaton, Beck, Becken, Bedard, Beer, Bengston, Benson, Berard, Berg, Bergh, Bergvall, Berlin, Bernath, Bernhardson, Bermstrom, Berry, Billings, Bjerstedt, Bjornberg, Blackberg, Blankowitch, Blazejewski, Blethen, Blide, Blomquist, Bloomquist, Boatz, Bockwitz, Boen, Bogestad, Bohm, Boisner, Bolin, Bond, Boraas, Borgeson, Borneman, Boroski, Bothum, Bouvette, Bowman, Boychuk, Boyle, Brander, Bremer, Brenberg, Brendal, Brink, Britten, Brodin, Bronson, Brosdahl, Brown, Bryden, Bryenton, Bullied, Burgoyne, Burns, Burris, Butler, Byquist
Callbeck, Cameron, Campbell, Campeau, Cannon, Carlson, Carriere, Carrigan, Cedergren, Cederholm, Christensen, Christopherson, Clark, Clauson, Clay, Cleem, Clinton, Clow, Cody, Coffield, Coleman, Collins, Connors, Cory, Cosley, Cowan, Craigmile, Creed, Croaker, Crossman, Crouch, Cudmore, Cummins, Cumminskey, Curtis, Cutt, Czarneski,
Dagen, Dahl, Dahlgren, Dahlman, Dahlquist, Dammarall, Daniels, Danielson, Davis, Davnie, Dayman, Daymant, Daymond, Deere, DeFrance, Deiman, Dexter, Deyman, Diamond, Dipple, Docherty, Docken, Dockin, Donneral, Dovenmuehler, Dreher, Dunbar, Dungey, Dykhuis, Dyment, Dziengel
Easter, Easton, Ecklund, Edkins, Effinger, Eggert, Eggerud, Ehrenstrom, Ehrky, Ekdahl, Ekholm, Eklund, Ekvall, Elfstrom, Emerson, Enders, Engelbrakson, Engelbrektson, Englund, Englestad, Engson, Engstrom, Enman, Enquist, Erickson, Erlandson, Essery, Estergren, Estlund
Farbo, Farley, Ferguson, Fertig, Fick, Field, Finney, Fish, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Flint, Florance, Flugstad, Folland, Forbes, Forfang, Forsell, Forsyth, Foss, Fossell, Foster, Fowler, Frank, Franks, Fraser, Frederick, Frederickson, Fridberg, Fritz, Furass
Gamble, Gardiner, Gast, Gatheridge, Giffen, Gill, Gillie, Gjuul, Glad, Glidden, Golby, Goldstrand, Gooselaw, Gorski, Gorsuch, Graham, Grahn, Grahnquist, Gran, Grandquist, Grandstrand, Griffin, Griffith, Grube, Grzadzieleski, Gudmundson, Gullander, Gunnarson, Gustafson
Hagen, Halbert, Hall, Hallberg, Hallgren, Halverson, Halvorson, Hammerstrom, Hams, Hansen, Hanson, Hardy, Hare, Harlow, Harper, Hart, Hatherly, Haubrich, Haugen, Haugstad, Hawk, Hawkyard, Hayden, Haynes, Held, Hemmes, Hemmingson, Hendrickson, Henrickson, Hennum, Hermanson, Heron, Herseth, Hiers, Hilde, Hill, Hodne, Hoglin, Hokanson, Hollingshead, Holm, Holmes, Holmgren, Holmquist, Holt, Homstad, Hord, Horne, Hostrup, Houser, Hugg, Hugill, Hunt, Hunter, Hurd, Hutchins
Ingebrigtsen, Ingeman, Inglis, Irving, Isaacson, Isakson, Israelson
Jackson, Jacobson, James, Jansen, Jaszczak, Jauhola, Jenkins, Jensen, Jerome, Jevning, Johannesen, Johanson, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Jonsson, Jorgensen, Juhl, Jury, Jurvelin
Kasprowicz Keeley, Kelly, Kempf, Kiene, Kinshella, Kiriluk, Kitt, Kittson, Kjellberg, Klegstad, Klein, Knowlton, Knutson, Koland, Kolden, Konzen, Koop, Kostrzewski, Kothe, Kraska, Krogstad, Kroulik, Krumholz, Kruse, Kukowski, Kurowski, Kushinski
Ladner, Lager, Lambert, Landberg, Lander, Landreville, Lang, Langen, Lapp, Laroque, Larson, Larter, Laudal, Laude, Lausness, Lawson, Layhon, Lee, Leen, LeMasurier, Lerdahl, Levenhagen, Lewis, Lija, Lilliquist, Lind, Lindahl, Lindberg, Lindblom, Lindegard, Lindell, Linder, Lindgren, Lindholm, Lindquist, Lindstrom, Lipinski, Locken, Lockerby, Loer, Lofgren, Lofstrom, Lommen, Long, Lovejoy, Lowe, Lucas, Lund, Lundberg, Lundell, Lundgren, Lutz, Lyberg, Lysford
MacArthur, MacFarlane, MacIntosh, Mackay, MacLeod, MacNeill, Madsen, Magnuson, Malm, Maloney, Martenson, Martinson, Masloski, Matheson, Mathews, Matthew, Matthews, Mattson, Maurstad, Maxwell, McAdam, McAlduff, McCabe, McCollum, McEwen, McGregor, McIlraith, McKee, McKibbin, McKinley, McLean, McLees, McMillan, McNeill, McNutt, McVean, Meader, Medd, Meek, Melin, Merck, Messer, Metherall, Meyer, Mickelson, Mikety, Miller, Mingo, Minsky, Mobbs, Moberg, Moe, Moen, Monette, Monson, Moore, Moris, Moritz, Morrison, Mortenson, Muir, Mumey, Munro, Murray,
Nay, Nealis, Nelson, Ness, Netteberg, Netterlund, Nisbet, Nolte, Norberg, Nordin, Nordine, Nordling, Nordquist, Nordstrom, Norland, Norman, Norum, Nyberg, Nyhus, Nyren
Oasheim, Oberg, Ogorek, Ohmann, Oien, Oistad, Olen, Oliver, Olsen, Olson, Olsonawski, Olsonoski, Olzanowski, Otto, Overend,
Page, Pantzer, Pastuck, Patzer, Paulson, Pearson, Pede, Pederson, Pemberton, Perry, Persson, Petersburg, Petersen, Peterson, Petterson, Phillips, Pollack, Pollock, Poole, Pready, Prosser
Quade, Quibell, Quiner,
Rafferty, Ramsay, Rasmussen, Reddin, Reed, Reese, Reinhold, Renville, Rice, Richardson, Rickenberg, Ristad, Rivington, Roberts, Robertson, Rodd, Rolczynski, Ronnander, Rosberg, Rosenthal, Ross, Roy, Rud, Rue, Rundquist, Rupp, Rust, Rustad, Ryan, Rydberg, Ryden, Rynning,
Sahlin, Sandahl, Sandberg, Sanner, Satterlund, Saverien, Schmidt, Schmiedeberg, Schmit, Schroder, Schwenzfeier, Scott, Sedenquist, Seed, Sele, Selkirk, Seng, Sentner, Shablow, Shaleen, Shaw, Short, Silliker, Silnes, Simmons, Sjoberg, Sjodin, Sjoholm, Sjostrand, Sjovall, Sjulson, Skappel, Skarp, Skatrud, Skinner, Skog, Skogen, Skold, Smith, Smolak, Smolok, Sobolik, Soderberg, Soderfelt, Sorenson, Sorn, Spangrud, Spence, Spilde, Stamnes, Stanislawski, Stark, Steen, Steien, Stein, Stenquist, Stensland, Stewart, Stiles, Stone, Storien, Strandell, Stratte, Streed, Strege, Strobridge, Stromberg, Stromgren, Stubson, Suffel, Sugden, Sundberg, Sundblad, Sundem, Suneson, Suppes, Sutherland, Svedin, Sveum, Swan, Swanson, Swenson, Sylvester, Swiontek, Sylskar, Sylvester,
Teien, Thompson, Thomson, Thorburn, Thoreen, Thoresen, Toreson, Townshend, Tranberg, Treleaven, Tri, Trolin, Truedson, Tuff, Tureson, Turn, Turner, Turnwall, Tvede, Twamley, Tykeson,
Vagle, Vang, Verness, Vickerson, Vik, Vilen, Visness, Vroom
Walker, Wallenberg, Waller, Walstedt, Walters, Walukievicz, Walz, Ward, Ware, Warnes, Wass, Weberg, Webster, Wedin, Weeks, Wells, Wennersten, Wennerstrand, Westberg, Westerberg, Westerson, Westersten, Westling, White, Whitlock, Wickie, Wicklund, Widerstrand, Widstrand, Wiese, Wikholm, Wiklund, Wilkie, Willadson, Williams, Williamson, Wilson, Winge, Winter, Winters, Wise, Wistrand, Wixten, Wold, Wolf, Wollin, Wood, Woodbury,
Yeo, Yonke, Younggren,
Zakrison, Zaleski, Zarling, Zelewski, Ziegler
Essays: Humboldt School Historical
Essays: Kittson County Historical Society
Essays: Miscellaneous Essays or Articles
Halma - Lake Bronson American Legion Gold Stars
Humboldt Area Families - Around the turn of the 19th century
Humboldt School Building Becomes a Thing of the Past
Kittson County History - back to 6500 B.C.
Kittson County Veterans
Metis History of Red River 1500 - 1899
Northern Light Lodge History (Fort Pembina, Fort Garry, Winnipeg)
Passenger Lists and Ships
Prince Edward Island, Canada, Lot 31 to RRV, Tenant League, etc.
Prince Edward Island History
Red River Valley & PEI Cemeteries
Red River Valley Century Farms
Red River Valley Communities
Red River Valley Dates
Red River Valley Graduating Classes
Red River Valley Historical Areas & Museums
Red River Valley Memories
Red River Valley Newspaper Articles
Weather of the North
Please send additions, corrections, or information for new family pages to:
Trish Short Lewis
18820 - 170th Ave NW
Thief River Falls, MN 56701