The Adrian Branch Library has a lot of genealogical materials on file.
To get the most out of your research, please contact us. We will
do lookups and respond to queries. If we do not have materials on
hand, we will do our best to direct you to other local resources.
Please give us a list of surnames, if known.
Limited copies of some of the books in the Genealogy section can be
purchased through other agencies. If you would like more
information, please contact us.
"An Illustrated History of Nobles County" by A. Rose, c1908
1888 Nobles County Plat Book
Adrian Centennial Book 1876-1976
Adrian 125th Anniversary Book 1876-2001
St. Adrian Parish History 1877-1977 - by M. Kruger
Adrian Graduates (list) - Public and Parochial - earliest through 1960
"Tale of a Table" by H. George Knips, ill. by Bob Artley, c1970s
Ellsworth Centennial 1884-1994
Lismore Jubilee Book 1900-1975
Lismore Centennial Book 1900-2000
"An Illustrated History of Grand Prairie Township, Nobles
County, MN" by G. Heikes, c1995
Rushmore Centennial book 1878-1978
Wilmont Centennial 1901-2001
Nobles County Cemeteries - databases and information
WW I & WW II Service Record Books, Nobles County
"History of Rock and Pipestone Counties" by A. Rose, c1911
WW I Service Record Books - Rock County, Pipestone County
"A History of Rock County from 1911 to 1976"
"Nobles County in the War with Spain" by R. Crippen, c1995
Family Published Books: Metz, Lenz & Pint, Kellen, Holbrook, Krogman, Klein
"Who Do I Ask Now?" by Jack Schutz "Now They Ask Me," by Jack Schultz
is a partial list of the surnames of local pioneers and their
descendants. Any name followed by (m.) indicates that there
is a substantial biography for that name, but located under the name of
the spouse. Most of our history books are not indexed. When
requesting information about any person/surname, please include all
surnames, possible dates [date ranges] and towns/townships, if
known. The names on the list reflect those families in the
Western half of Nobles county. We will do lookups for ALL of
Nobles county, and for Rock county. The names below include some
We are always looking for family
histories to add to our collection. If you have done a history or
family tree chart and would like to send us a copy, we would greatly
Names from Nobles County, Minnesota:
Adrian, Ellsworth, Lismore, St. Kilian, Rushmore, Wilmont, Grand
Prairie Township, Larkin Township, Westside Township, Worthington, etc.
Adams Aeilts Aggen Ailts Akkerman Albers Alberts Althoff Altman Anderson Arends Arens Arnold Ashbaugh Asquith Baal Bach Baird Baker Balster Balter (m. Krell) Baltes Banck Barnard Barnes Barron Bartholomaus Bassett Baumen Becker Bell Bensen Benson Bents Bertrand Bickett Biel Bierman Billington Bird Birkett Bittner Black Blesius Blumenau Boecker Boelman Boettcher Bofenkamp Bohlke Boldt Bolgjes Boomgaarden Borget Bos Bossman Bowen Boyenga Boyle Brabender Brake Brandt Bratsberg Bremer Breuer Brickson Brink Brinkhouse Broesder Broich Brommer Brooks Bruining Brunk Bruns Bryan Bullerman Burfeind Burk Burkard Burke Burman Burns Bush Buss Butler Buttrick Buus Campbell Carey Carlberg Carlson Carney Carrigan Chadwick,Moses Chapa Chizum Christians Christiansen Churchill (m. McChord) Clark Cline Colwell Condon Constable Cook Cooper Cowan Cowin Cox Cross Cutler Dahlberg Dale Dammer Daugherty Davey De Beer De Boer De Groot De Long De Vries DeBeer DeBoer Delong Deutsch DeVries Diekmann Dobernecker Doe Doherty Domagala Domeyer Dorenkamper Dorn Dovery Downes Dreissen Drenth Dunning Durband Duwenhoegger Ebeling Edson Egan Eickhoff Eide Einck Eisele (m. Shultze) Elias Ellsworth Elsing