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Genealogy

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.

Resources available:

"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

Surnames

Below 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 spelling variations.

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 appreciate it.

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
Engbarth
Engelkes
Entwistl
Eppers
Erdman
Erlandson
Erpelding
Eschelman
Escher
Espeset
Essman
Evans
Fagan
Fagerness
Farager
Faragher
Fath
Feit
Feldman
Fields
Fienhage
Finley
Finnerty
Fischenich
Fischer
Fitzgibbons
Fixmer
Flanigan
Fletcher
Forkenbrock
Forrette
Fothergill
  (Nicoll, and all)
Fowler
Frahm
Francis
Freeman
Fremming
Frey
Friedeman
Frisch
Fritz
Frye
Fuerstenberg
Galles
Gaul
Gangler
Gerardy
Gerber
Gerboth
Gertsema
Geuken
Gilfoy
Gladhill
Glovka
Glynn
Goedken
Graf
Grant
Graves
Greeley
Green
Greig
Greven
Groen
Groenewolde
Grove
Gruis
Guemmer
Guernsey
Guinan
Gullick
Gunderson
Haibeck
Halles
Halverson
Hamro
Hanson
Harberts
Harkema
Hartfiel
Hartman
Hassebroek
Hausman
Hebbelman
Hebig
Hector
Heffele
Hegstad
Heidebrink
Heideman
Heikes
Heitkamp
Hempen
  (m. Meyer)
Hendel
Hendrick
Hennekes
Henning
Henrichs
Henriksen
Hensen
Herbert
Herding
Herman
Heronimus
Herrig
Heyer
Hickman
Hieronimus
Hietkamp
Higgins
Higley
Hilfers
Hinderks
Hindt
Hinrichs
Hippert
Hisken
Hitchens
Hocking
Hofer
Hoffenkamp
Hoffer
Hoffman
Hohn
Hokeness
Holbrook
Holleran
Hollister
Holm
Holzmer
Homan
Honermann
Honnerman
Horn
Hoskins
Hosmer
Hotz
Hovey
Hovland
Huisman
Huls
Hulsebus
Hunt
Hurlbut
Ivers
Jacobs
Jacobson
James
Jansen
Janshen
Janssen
Jenkins
Jenniges
Jensen
Jepson
Joens
Johanning
Johansen
Johnsen
Johnson
Jones
Jorgenson
Joul
Kealey
Jouls
Jueneman
Kain
Karstens
Kasdorf
Kellen
Kelley
Kemper
Kennedy
Keone
Kerner
Kerr
Kilpatrick
King
Klaassen
Klein
Klingenberg
Klingenborg
Klinkenberg
Klinkenborg
Klinkhammer
Klooster
Knauf, Fr. C.J.
Knips
Knoche
Koehne
Koens
Koessler
Kohn
Kohorst
Konz
Koobs
Kopplow
Kortlever
Kottman
Kramer
Krell
Kremer
Krieps
Kroese
Krogman
Kroon
Krueger
Kruger
Krull
Kruse
Kuhl
Kunkel
Kuper
Kushel
Lacore
Laikola
Lais
Lamfers
Lamm
Landes
Lane
Langseth
Larkin
Larson
Lawrence
Le Brun
Le Gros
Lebens
LeBrun
Leenderts
LeGros
Leguil
Lehnen
Leinen
Lemke
Lenderts
Lenz
Lester
Leuthold
Lewis
Licht
Lienau
Lietz
Lindemann
Linssen
Loebig
Lonemann
Lonneman
Loonan
Loonen
Loosbrock
Lorang
Lovrien
Lowe
Ludlow
Luitjens
Lund
Lupkes
Lutmer
Lutterman
  (m. Sibson)
Lynch
Lynn
Lyon
Madden
Madison
Maher
Malmquist
Marquardt
Marr
Marston
Marten
Martens
Martini
Martozke
Marx
Masgai
Matthiesen
Mauch
May
Mc Cann
McCarthy
Mc Chord
Mc Clean
Mc Cord
Mc Donald
Mc Kenzie
Mc Kinney
Mc Knight
Mc Lean
Mc Leod
Mc Venes
McCann
McCarthy
McChord
McClean
McCord
McDonald
McKenzie
McKinney
McKnight
McLean
McLeod
McVenes
Meacham
Meester
MMeinders
Melin
enke
Mensen
Merris
Metz
Meyer
Midboe
Middendorff
Miller
Milton
Mitchell
Moe
Moeller
Mohl
Moliter
  (m. Bittner)
Moran
Morgan
Mormann
Moser
Moser
  (m. Sullivan)
Moss
Mueller
Mulder
Mullen
Mulroy
Munns
Murphy
Mylius
Nash
Nelson
Ness
Neuroth
Newburn
Newell
Neyens
Nicholson
Nicolay
Nimmerfroh
  (m. Bittner)
Nolte
Noonan
Nystuen
Nyveldt
Obele
O'Brien
O'Connor
O'Day
O'Reilly
O'Riley
O'Sullivan
O'Toole
Oehlerts
Oertli
Olberding
Olson
Oltman
O'Reilly
O'Riley
Osbon
Osbons
O'Sullivan
O'Toole
Ott  (m. Bittner)
Owens
Pacholl
Pank
Paradise
Parr
Pass
Patch
Paulzine
Peiper
Pembroke
Penning
Perry
Persing
Peterburs
Peters
Peterson
Pfannes
Pfeiffers
Phrendeable
Pick
Pielhop
Polzine
Pommer
Poots
Popkes
Porter
Prideaux
Prins
Probst
Quinlivan
  (m. Bittner)
Quinn
Rabenberg
Rabinowitz
Rachuy
Rahn
Raley
Recker
Reckers
Redder
Reese
Reid
Reifenberger
Reilly
Reining
Reisdorfer
Reiter
Reker
Remackel
Renshaw
Reuter
Reyne
Rice
Richter
Rider
Riefenberger
Riley
Ringer
Ritchie
Roberts
Roelofs
Roemeling
Roerig
Roetman
Rohwer
Roll
Roos
Rosenberg
Ross
Royer
Rubbie
Rue
Ruffing
Rupp
Ruppert
Rust
Ryan
Sachen
Sadler
Sage
Sailor
Salthe
Sander
Sanders
Sands
Sassen
Sauer
Schaeffer
Schartz
Scheffler
Scheidt
Schettler
Schiedt
Schilling
Schipper
Schissel
Schlichte
Schmit
Schneider
Schnieder
Scholtes
Schroeder
Schroer
Schultze
Schumann
Schutz
Schwartz
Schweitzer
Scott
Seigfred
Seitz
Sell
Shaw
Sherwood
Shore
Shurr
Sibson
Siemer
Sieren
  (m. Lehnen)
Sieve
Simmons
Skelton
Skillicorn
Slade
Slater
Smith
Smook
Smythe
Soens
Sorem
Spahn
  (m. Bittner)
Spartz
Spieker
Spielman
Spiess
Spitz
Spoelstra
Springman
Staeffler
Stangeland
Stegar
Steinke
Stirler
Stoffel
Stoll
Stoltenberg
Strand
Strassburg
Stuntebeck
Suedbeck
Suedkamp
Sullivan
Swanman
Tangeman
Tate
Taylor
Tennessen
Tentler
Terhark
Ternes
Terry
Theede
  (m. Bittner)
Thier
Tholen
Thom
Thomas
Thompson
Tiedeman
Tinnes
Torbeck
Travis
Turner
Tweet
Ulveling
Uphoff
Van Beest
Van Klei
Van Konynenburg
Van Peursem
Van Rakum
Van Regenmorter
Van Whye
VanBeest
Vanderah
VanKlei
VanKonynenburg
VanPeursem
VanRakum
VanRegenmorter
VanWhye
Vaselaar
Vaske
Veld
Viessman
Vis
Visker
Von Bank
Von Holtum
VonBank
VonHoltum
Voss
Waagmeester
Waalkes
Wagner
Walker
Wallace
Wallrich
Walters
Walthers
Wasmund
Waterman
Watson
Weidert
Weis
Wiese
Weiss
Weitzel
Welter (m. Schmit)
Welzenbach
Werkman
Wessels
Wester
Whipkey
Whitney
Wibbens
Wick
Wiedert
Wieneke
Wiertsema
Weirtzema
Wiese
Wigham
Wilberding
Wild
Williams
Williamson

 

 

Adrian Library
214 Maine Ave
Adrian, MN 56110
507-483-2541
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Tuesday & Thursday

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Closed

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