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{{stub}}''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Olmsted County''  
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''[[United States|United States]] > [[Minnesota|Minnesota]] > Olmsted County''  
  
 
== County Courthouse  ==
 
== County Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.co.olmsted.mn.us/Pages/default.aspx Olmsted County Courthouse]<br>151 SE 4th Street<br>Rochester, MN 55904<br>Phone: 507.287.1444 <br>
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Clerk District Court incomplete birth and death records from 1871, <br>marriage records from 1855, divorce records <br>from 1860 and court records form 1858. <br>County Court has probate records. Coroner and <br>Department of Health have burial records<ref name="HBG">''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Olmsted County, Minnesota page 367, {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}.</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.
  
 
==== Parent County  ====
 
==== Parent County  ====
  
'''1855--'''Olmsted County was created from Fillmore, Wabasha, and Rice Counties. '''County seat: '''Rochester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1855--'''Olmsted County was created 20 February 1855&nbsp;from [[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore]], [[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]], and [[Rice County, Minnesota|Rice]] Counties.
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'''County seat: '''Rochester <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
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*For a brief history of how Olmsted County was named, click [http://mnplaces.mnhs.org/upham/index.cfm here].&nbsp; Then select Olmsted County.
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
  
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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===== '''Cities'''  =====
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*Byron
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*Chatfield
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*Dover
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*Eyota
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*Oronoco
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*Pine Island
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*Rochester
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*Stewartville <br>
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===== '''Townships'''  =====
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Cascade |&nbsp;Dover | Eyota | Elmira | Farmington | Haverhill | High Forest &amp; 45 | Kalmar | Marion |New Haven | Orion| Oronoco | Pleasant Grove | Quincy | Rochester | Rock Dell &amp; 45| Salem | Viola
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===== &nbsp;Unincorporated  =====
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Douglas<br><br><br><br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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*[[Dodge County, Minnesota|Dodge]]
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*[[Fillmore County, Minnesota|Fillmore]]
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*[[Goodhue County, Minnesota|Goodhue]]
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*[[Mower County, Minnesota|Mower]]
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*[[Wabasha County, Minnesota|Wabasha]]
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*[[Winona County, Minnesota|Winona]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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BillionGraves:
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=53542 Oakwood Cemetery, Rochester]
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=159139 Oakwood East Cemetery, Haverhill]
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*[http://billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=53632 Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, Rochester]
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==== Censuses  ====
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'''1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 '''and '''1900 '''US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at&nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch Record Search]]. Free searchable name indexes and&nbsp;images are available for&nbsp;most census years.&nbsp;
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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LDS Ward and Branch&nbsp;Records
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*Rochester
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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==== '''Civil War'''  ====
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Civil War service men from Olmsted County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Olmsted County.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)|1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers)]], Company I.
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:- [[1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery|1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery]], Company H.
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies A and B. <br>
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:- [[2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry|2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry]], Company L.
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:- [[3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Companies C and K.
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:- [[5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company I.
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:- [[6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company H.
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:- [[8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company D.
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:- [[11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry|11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry]], Company H.<br>
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:- [[Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry|Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry]], Companies C and D.
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Rochester Minnesota Family History Center]]
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
== Web Sites  ==
  
[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=201545&subject_disp=Minnesota%2C+Olmsted&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://olmstedhistory.com/ The History Center of Olmsted County, Minnnesota]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~usgenweb/mn/olmsted/olmsted.html Olmsted County Archives - U.S. GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://genforum.com/mn/olmsted/ Olmsted County, MN Genealogy Forum] (GenForum)
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*{{FHL|Minnesota%2C+Olmsted|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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• Ole &amp; Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian settlement (Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota) http://web.mac.com/moiseth/Ole_and_Lena:_genealogy_/Welcome.html
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
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Revision as of 17:30, 26 November 2012

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United States > Minnesota > Olmsted County

County Courthouse

Olmsted County Courthouse
151 SE 4th Street
Rochester, MN 55904
Phone: 507.287.1444

Clerk District Court incomplete birth and death records from 1871,
marriage records from 1855, divorce records
from 1860 and court records form 1858.
County Court has probate records. Coroner and
Department of Health have burial records[1]

History

This county, established February 20, 1855, was named in honor of David Olmsted, first mayor of St. Paul, in 1854, who in 1855 removed to Winona, in the county of that name, adjoining Olmsted county.

Parent County

County seat: Rochester [2]

  • For a brief history of how Olmsted County was named, click here.  Then select Olmsted County.

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Cities
  • Byron
  • Chatfield
  • Dover
  • Eyota
  • Oronoco
  • Pine Island
  • Rochester
  • Stewartville


Townships

Cascade | Dover | Eyota | Elmira | Farmington | Haverhill | High Forest & 45 | Kalmar | Marion |New Haven | Orion| Oronoco | Pleasant Grove | Quincy | Rochester | Rock Dell & 45| Salem | Viola

 Unincorporated

Douglas



Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

BillionGraves:

Censuses

1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 and 1900 US Federal Censuses for Olmsted, Minnesota can be found at FamilySearch Record Search]. Free searchable name indexes and images are available for most census years. 

Church

LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Rochester

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Civil War

Civil War service men from Olmsted County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are many companies or regiments that were formed from men of Olmsted County.

- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry (Mounted Rangers), Company I.
- 1st Regiment, Minnesota Heavy Artillery, Company H.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and B.
- 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Cavalry, Company L.
- 3rd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Companies C and K.
- 5th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company I.
- 6th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- 8th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company D.
- 11th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry, Company H.
- Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, Companies C and D.

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

• Ole & Lena: the genealogy and local history of a Norwegian settlement (Dodge and Olmsted counties in Minnesota) http://web.mac.com/moiseth/Ole_and_Lena:_genealogy_/Welcome.html

References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Olmsted County, Minnesota page 367, At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).