Brown County Minnesota

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Border People: Bohemisch (German-Bohemian) In America (32 pp)
by Ken Meter and Robert Paulson
Paula Goblirsch
"The German-Bohemians: The Quiet Immigrants"
(246 pages with illustrations) by La Vern Rippley and Robert Paulson
Paula Goblirsch
"The Days of '69: Reminisces of the Early Pioneers Who Settled on the Virgin Praries of What is now the Progressive Farming Community of Springfield, Minn." - printed by the city of Springfield in 1930, has bios on early families. Bonney Bielen
I have a copy of: HISTORY OF THE MINNESOTA VALLEY by Rev Edward D Neill and HISTORY OF THE SIOUX MASSACRE by Charles S Bryant (in one volume) and would be happy to look up names in it for anyone interested. Br Conrad Irrgang, St Joseph's Abbey, 167 North Spencer Rd, Spencer, MA 01562-1233
Myself I am a Norwegian historian. I have written the "Bygdebok for Lesja" and are working on a similar book for Lom, both parishes in North Gudbrandsdalen with heavy emigration to the US. A major settlement both for Lesja and Lom grew up in the Lake Hanska-Linden area of Brown county in the late 19th century. Anyone with roots in these two Norwegian parishes might ask me for help, by e-mail to In particular I myself am reseaching the BROSTE family of Lake Hanska/Hanska. Yours, Arnfinn Kjelland, Associate Professor, Volda College, Norway Arnfinn Kjelland
I have recently obtained the "Brown County (New Ulm), Minnesota Pioneers and Their Families" publication by Dr. L. A. Fritsche. I would be happy to do lookups for anyone. Gretchen Beck
Interested in the population of Brown County for the years 1900 - 1990? See;
Thanks to Tim Stowell, Wilkin County CC population/cencounts/ mn190090.txt.
To find out the population and other statistics regarding Brown or any other county in the US for the census year 2000 visit:
Looking for a person from Brown County, MN listed as dead or missing in World War II? Go to; worldwar/minnesota/index
then navigate to Brown County.
Thanks to Judy!

If you have specific resources on Brown County and would be willing to help others with lookups, please mail info to Ray at I will add your resource and email address to the above list. Thank you!

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